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Published by Halston Media, 2022-06-14 13:49:54

The Somers Record 06.16.2022

Vol. 12 No. 10 Visit TapIntoSomers.net for the latest news. Thursday, June 16, 2022

Owen Hegedus, Jared
Foxhall, Friday Ekpa, Tom
Cody and Susan Cody
celebrating a day of unity
in Somers.
Race Amity Festival
PHOTO: CAROL REIF

returns to Somers A Night
Under
BY CAROL REIF annual event was but one of many just as old, she said, harking back a friendship, between all mem- the Stars
STAFF WRITER ongoing e orts to speak out and to the 1600s, when there were bers of the human family,” Cody
stand against all forms of hate, “fully integrated communities in noted. June 10 was an evening to
e “oneness of humanity” was racism, and prejudice. what was to become the United remember, as Somers High
celebrated with song, food, and States.” Re ecting on the “oneness” School held the Senior Prom
fellowship at this past weekend’s “We hear about the bad news; theme, a proclamation read on at the Green Tree Country
Race Amity Festival in Somers. we don’t always hear the good “ ese are things that we don’t behalf of the town by Supervisor Club in New Rochelle. See
news,” Susan Cody told attend- hear about,” Cody added. Rob Scorrano acknowledged ef- more pictures from this unfor-
Held in front of the local li- ees. forts to “overcome racial prejudice gettable evening on page 16.
brary on Sunday, June 12, and or- In 2010, the National Center and encourage respect, kindness,
ganized by Race Amity of North- And the good news is “while for Race Amity set about explor- OH, DEER!
ern Westchester and Putnam, the racism is older than our country” ing that history with the intent of SEE RACE PAGE 9
there’s a “parallel history” that’s building “on the concept of amity, Fawn Rescue Story
Page 3
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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

SOMERS LIONS CLUB

SOMERS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

SONS OF SOMERS

TOWN OF SOMERS

INDEPENDENCE DAY
FIREWORKS CELEBRATION
Reis Park, 82 Primrose Street
Saturday, June 25, 2022
(Rain Date June 26)
4PM til Fireworks

Basketball Tournament Famous Lions BBQ
Hot Dog Eating Contest Reis Park Concession Stand
Giant Slide
Chef Rob Food Truck
Sinapi's Italian Ice Truck

LIVE BANDS:
HAPPY CRABS & THE PORK CHOP EXPRESS

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Garden State Fireworks
Somers Volunteer Fire Department
Somers Police Department
Somers EMS
Somers Parks and Recreation

Thursday, June 16, 2022 The Somers Record – Page 3

Oh, deer! The Garvin
family had
Fawn rescue has happy ending  a friendly
houseguest
after she was
rescued from
the highway.

BY CAROL REIF take the fawn. A representative
STAFF WRITER e woman told her she’s currently caring of from Animal
Nation came to
Sherrill Kyle Garvin couldn’t believe her eyes. a baker’s dozen of baby deer. take the animal
Curious about why tra c had ground to a “I was shocked,” Garvin said. into their care.
halt on Route 684 recently, the Somers woman e fawn was likely destined for the group’s
pulled over, got out of her car, and took a peek. The family’s
farm sanctuary in South Salem. Goldendoodle graciously
ere, in the middle lane of the busy highway, Although the Garvins were sad to see her go,
stood a very wobbly, very scared fawn. gave up her bed so the
they knew they couldn’t keep her and that she’d fawn could rest.
“Her skinny legs were going every which be in good hands.
way,” Garvin recalled. PHOTOS COURTESY OF
Moore rescued his rst wild creature when he SHERRILL KYLE GARVIN
e animal lover and another intrepid motor- was 14 years old.
ist rushed over to scoop it up. FAWN FACTS
After nursing a baby robin he’d found in
No matter how many times they each tried to his Pound Ridge yard back to health, he was According to the National Wildlife domesticated one such as a dog
nudge the tiny critter towards the safety of the hooked. Federation, lone fawns are not or cat.
woods, it persisted in following them back onto abandoned and should be left If the fawn is resting quietly,
the road, bleating piteously. at’s according to one media report. Anoth- alone. experts advise checking on it –
er said it was a duckling. But, hey, a bird’s a bird. The mother has left it in tall grass from a distance – for the next
Rather than see it run over by a car, Garvin (Garvin’s daughter keeps a few chickens.) or brush and hoofed it a short 24 hours. The mother is likely to
decided to bring the baby deer home with her distance away to feed in order return and move it to a new spot.
until a wildlife rescue organization could be At 16 – the youngest age allowed in New to avoid drawing attention to her However, well-meaning the
found. York --Moore became a licensed wildlife reha- newborn. intention is, taking a deer out of
bilitator. The fawn’s spots are great the wild and raising it as a pet is
e other rescuer expressed serious doubts camouflage because they look like illegal, the NWF points out.
about Garvin’s transporting a stressed-out, un- Fast-forward 22 years. Now a Bronx re ght- dappled sunlight on a forest floor. Keeping them captive may well
tethered, animal in her small Volkswagen Beetle. er, Moore heads the nonpro t founded by Rye If you encounter a fawn, the best result in its demise since they lose
resident Jill Doornick. thing to do is not to touch it, walk their natural fear of humans. They
But the minute the fawn was placed in the away quietly, and call the experts, are then more likely to be shot by
back seat, it curled up and fell fast asleep. It Animal Nation’s army of volunteers main- such as your local wildlife center. hunters, killed by dogs, or hit by
must have been completely exhausted, Garvin tains two sanctuaries in Westchester, several cat A mother deer will reject her cars, it says.
surmised. adoption centers in Fair eld County, Conn., offspring if she detects a human However, there are cases when it’s
and many foster homes throughout the region. scent. And 99 percent of the time, OK to intervene, such as when
If there were any worries about the fawn’s t- she’s nearby, so if you’re walking the fawn is injured, found near
ting – however temporarily -- into the family e list of critters it’s helped is almost as long your dog, make sure it’s leashed. its dead mother, or is clearly
abode, they were soon dismissed. as Noah’s. On it are squirrels, rabbits, geese, If the fawn is crying, it simply in danger, such as when it’s
ducks, chickens, turkeys, mice, pigs, cows, lla- means it’s calling for its mom. It’s wandering in the middle of a road.
e Garvin’s Goldendoodle, Sophie, took to mas, tortoises, fox, emus, dogs, cats, hawks, coy- a wild animal, and stroking it isn’t When in doubt, call a wildlife
the orphan like a duck to water, giving up her otes, groundhogs, owls, and, of course, deer. comforting as it would be for a expert right away.
doggie bed so it could snooze there and becom-
ing protective whenever one of the family’s oth- (And talk about your small world. Garvin,
er pooches, a Chihuahua, got a little too close. who is a teacher’s assistant in Bedford, realized
later that she works with Moore’s mother, who’s
e grandkids – Derek, 9; Julianna, 11; and a physical therapist at her school.)
six-month-old Greyson -- were simply over the
moon about their new playmate. “God bless Patrick Moore that he does that,”
Garvin said.
Once it had rested up, the female fawn
showed no fear as it explored the house. Late May to early June is birthing season for
white-tailed deer. 
“It was so much fun,” Garvin said.
Meanwhile, she had to gure out what to feed And don’t forget, too, that it’s nesting season
her guest while she weighed the next move. for turtles who lay eggs from late May to early
July. Hatchlings begin to emerge in late August.
e fawn was so brand-new that its um-
bilical cord was still attached. Dehydrated and Social media networks are chock-full of re-
famished, it soon guzzled down two bottles of ports of Good Samaritans – including Garvin
goat’s milk treated with a drop of Lactaid, as per -- helping these slow-movers cross roads.
online advice. (Wild animals cannot absorb the
good nutrients in the calcium in cow’s milk. It Although her hubby Bob rightly has reserva-
gives them diarrhea and dehydrates them even tions about the wisdom of dodging tra c on
more.) the behalf of one’s shelled, furry, feathered, or
hairy neighbors, Gavin has no regrets about sav-
Garvin reached out to a friend whose father is ing the fawn.
a veterinarian in Goldens Bridge.
“It was the greatest thing. She was adorable,
She hooked her up with Animal Nation, an she really was. I’d take her in again,” she said.
animal rescue organization headed by Patrick
Moore. By 10 p.m., a volunteer had arrived to FOR MORE INFO
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Town of Somers Sinapi’s Italian ice Truck, and live ters! Who is that special person Somers High

The Staff INDEPENDENCE DAY music by Happy Crabs & e that will escort you down the red School PTSA
Pork Chop Express. Shuttle bus carpet (dad, uncle, grandpa, etc).
EDITORIAL TEAM
TOM WALOGORSKY FIREWORKS CELEBRATION between Somers High School Join in for for snacks, crafts, mu-
EDITOR: 914-302-5830
[email protected] Saturday, June 25, and Reis Park begins at 4:30, sic, and fun! Proceeds bene t GS CLOTHING DRIVE

VIM WILKINSON starting at 4 p.m. with limited parking available at community and Scholarships. Saturday, June 18,
SPECIAL SECTIONS EDITOR
[email protected] In partnership with the Somers the park. Rain Date: June 26 e event takes place in the from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

ADVERTISING TEAM Somers Girl ScoutsLions Club, Somers Chamber of Primrose Elementary  cafeteria. e Somers High School
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(914) 806-3951
[email protected] To be held at Reis Park, featuring drinks, photo booth, and crafts). and styles of used wearable cloth-

BRUCE HELLER a basketball tournament, hot dog ROYAL PRINCESS BALL Each additional child is $10. e ing (men, women, kids), sneakers
(914) 486-7608
[email protected] eating contest, giant slide, the Thursday, June 16, girls can wear their “Royal” attire. and shoes, blankets, sheets, bed-

LISA KAIN famous Lions BBQ, concession from 7 - 9 p.m. ey can wear Disney costumes, spreads, quilts, comforters, tow-
(201) 317-1139
[email protected] stand, Chef Rob Food Truck, Calling all Primrose daugh- communion dresses, you name it! els, table cloths, drapery/curtains,
CORINNE STANTON
(914) 760-7009 bath rugs, purses, backpacks,
[email protected]
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