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Published by Halston Media, 2018-12-20 21:30:31

North Salem News 12.20.18

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North Salem’s only weekly newspaper mailed to every home and business.

Vol. 4 No. 38 Visit TapIntoNorthSalem.net for the latest news. Thursday, December 20, 2018

e Croton Falls Fire De- (Crosby Road residents Grove Drive 2:20 – 2:40 p.m. Lakeside Christmas Eve at the
partment again will help Santa should wait on Daniel Road Drive, Blackberry Hill Road, North Salem Christmas Tree
Claus with one of his favorite in Front of the North Salem 12:05 – 12:10 p.m. Spur Rodeo Drive
holiday traditions: e an- Volunteer Ambulance Corps Street, Main Street, First Street Join the North Salem Im-
nual Candy Cane Run through building) 2:50 – 3 p.m. Bridleside provement Society for festivi-
town on Sunday, December 12:15 – 12:20 p.m. Bogtown Lane ties at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24. Santa
23. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. on 11:10 – 11:20 a.m. Valeria Road between Mills Road and will arrive shortly after on a
Daniel Road, Santa will criss- Circle, Morris Road 3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Delancey Croton Falls Fire Department
cross North Salem, greeting Wheeler Road Road, Lakeview Road, Eliza-
families and passing out candy (Residents who live in the beth Drive, Spring Hill Road retruck. ere will be hot co-
canes. Check the schedule be- middle of Valeria Circle and on 12:25 – 12:35 p.m. Fox Den coa and cider and homemade
low to see when Santa will be Jessitar Road should wait at the Lane, Deer Run Court, Yerkes 3:45 – 4p.m. Sun Valley cookies. Enjoy caroling around
in your neighborhood. intersection of Valeria Circle Drive, Sun Valley Heights the bon re and bring a camera
and Stephens Road) Road, Nash Road, David Drive Road for a photo with Santa. e tree
10:30 – 11 a.m. Daniel is located on Titicus Road just
Road, Sunset Drive, Ridgeway 11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Whip 1:10 – 1:30 p.m. Keeler 4:10 – 4:30 p.m. Owens east of Baxter Road and Kee-
Ave, Alice Road, Westview Mill Lane, Trotter Drive, Liv- Lane, Hilltop Drive, Raymond Road, Warner Drive, Avery ler Lane. Do not park in the
Ave, Westview Cross Road, ery Lane, Cider Mill Lane, Lane, Lee Road, Maple Ave Union Hall parking lot unless
Park Lane, Oakridge Road Horse Shoe Lane Road, Hunt Lane you are one of their customers.
Schedule subject to change based
11:50 – noon Sugar Hill 1:40 – 1:50 p.m. Vails Grove on weather conditions and
Road, Chestnut Drive, Pine Pavilion emergency calls.

1:55 – 2:05 p.m. Pietch
Gardens Pavilion

2:10 – 2:15 p.m. Bon-
nieview Street, Lake Street

Bienvenidos!

World Language Honor Society
welcomes new students

The World Language Honor Society, currently in its fourth year,
inducted its largest group yet recently with 48 new members from
the sophomore and junior classes. The chapters inducted students to
the national organizations La Société Honoraire de Français (through
the American Association of Teachers of French) and La Sociedad
Honoraria Hispánica - Antoní Guadí Chapter (through the American
Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese). Students and

parents celebrated the achievement with a brief ceremony and
enjoyed a breakfast of croissants, muffins, fruit, and coffee. The

club’s advisers are Heide DeMorris and Jessica Drumm.

PHOTO COURTESY OF JESSIE DRUM

BALANCED ROCK 2 FOOD FIGHT
BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE 23
CLASSIFIEDS 22 Local author shares
LEGAL NOTICES 22 recipes at WEC.
LEISURE 21 pg 12-13
OPINION
SPORTS 8
18

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The Staff Place your event here gmail.com. e theater is located Friends of Karen asks for do- Hayfields
at 3 Owens Road, North Salem. nors to help make sure there
EDITORIAL TEAM
JODI WEINBERGER Calling all schools, town orga- Diversions and Delights, a are gifts for every child. To par- Hay elds is located at 1 Bloom-
EDITOR: 914-302-5830
[email protected] nizations, nonpro ts and houses Croton Falls Christmas is from ticipate in this annual tradition, er Road. For more information,
GABRIELLE BILIK
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-214-4285 of worship in North Salem. Tell Dec. 13-23 please contact Denise Tredwell visit hay eldsmarket.com
[email protected]
ADVERTISING TEAM us about your event! Balanced “The Color of Light” by Jesse at 914-617-4052 or denis- Monthly Trivia starts at 7 p.m.

LISA KAIN Rock is a place for free listings Kornbluth is from April 4-28, [email protected] to and goes until 9:30 p.m. Doors
914-351-2424
[email protected] for qualifying organizations. Get 2019. get started. open at 6:30 p.m.Trivia is brought
PAUL FORHAN
914-202-2392 in touch at [email protected] Friends of Karen North Salem to you by the o cial Pub Quiz
[email protected] media.com to place your event. organization with a wide variety
CORINNE STANTON
845-621-4049 North Salem Schools Friends of Karen, which sup- Foundation for of questions and categories. Hay-
[email protected] ports critically-ill children and Learning elds recommends teams for four
JENNIFER CONNELLY
914-334-6335 people. It’s $5 a person to play.
[email protected]
NANCY SORBELLA PQ upcoming events: their families, has launched their Food, beer and wine is available
914-205-4183
[email protected] Dec. 21: early dismissal at annual Holiday Adopt-A-Fam- Drawings have begun for the along with prizes for the winning
BRUCE HELLER
914-202-2941 11:30 a.m. ily program for 2018 to ensure NSFL calendar ra e! Win- team. Upcoming dates: Jan. 16,
[email protected]
PRODUCTION TEAM Dec. 24-Jan. 1: Holiday recess, each Friends of Karen child and ners will be drawn every day from Feb. 20 and March 20.
TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL
PRODUCTION MANAGER no school their siblings have something to anksgiving through New Year’s Winter Solstice
DESIGNER/PHOTOGRAPHER
[email protected] Middle School/High School smile about this holiday season. Day for prizes ranging from $20 to
EXECUTIVE TEAM
BRETT FREEMAN Dec. 21: Middle/high school As in years past, Friends of $100. Winners’ names will be re- Magic
PUBLISHER: 845-208-8151
[email protected] early dismissal, 10:30 a.m. Karen will turn to both individu- entered, so you could win multiple
SHELLEY KILCOYNE
Dec. 24-Jan. 1: Holiday recess, als, businesses and community times! Don’t miss this opportu- e annual Winter Solstice
VP OF SALES:
845-621-1116 school closed groups to help spread the holiday nity to have some fun as you fol- celebration at the Chapel at
[email protected]
The Schoolhouse spirit and shop to ll nearly 900 low the daily winners and support Croton Falls is at 6 p.m. Dec. 26
Deadlines “Holiday Wish Lists” this season. the North Salem Foundation for at 609 Route 22, Croton Falls.
Theater Anyone wanting to help is asked Learning. Purchase a ra e online e suggested donation is $15.
NORTH SALEM NEWS DEADLINE
THE DEADLINE FOR ADVERTISEMENTS to purchase one gift for one child for $20 and have your name entered e Chapel hosts monthly

AND EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS FOR For more information on any of or several gifts. For those unable to win: https://mxmerchant.com/ Interfaith Sundays, usually on

NORTH SALEM NEWS IS THE THURSDAY these events, call 914-277-8477 to shop, Friends of Karen accepts mxcustomer/d/2a881227-7a15- the third Sunday morning of the
BEFORE THE NEXT PUBLICATION DATE.
or email [email protected] cash donations as well. 40d1-ac35-3a731561b750/v3 month. But the solstice service
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL
JODI WEINBERGER AT 914-302-5830 is always held in the evening, so

OR EMAIL [email protected] that the darkened church can
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Spirited Drumming, a local group

open to all. Members of the Cha-

pel’s interfaith team will add to

the magic. All ages are invited to

bring a drum or a rattle to help us

to call in the light! If lower lot is

full, please park up Owen Road

on the right at the back of School-

house. is event is sponsored by

the Garden of Light (501c3), a

platform for emerging spiritual-

ity that arose out of the interfaith

services at the Chapel. www.gar-

deno ight.org

Christmas at the Chapel is

7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, for

a Christmas Eve Service.

North Salem
Fall Recreation

WINTER RECREATION
All registration forms avail-

able at: http://bit.ly/nsrecreation.
Questions? Contact North Sa-
lem Rec 914-669-5665

Holiday Craft & Cookie
Making – December 19 at 4 p.m.
at Ruth Keeler Memorial Li-
brary. Join us for a fun craft! All
ages welcome! Younger children
please come with an adult helper.
Registration not necessary.

North Salem Day at Thunder

SEE ROCK PAGE 17

Thursday, December 20, 2018 Your Neighbor North Salem News – Page 3

Student spotlight

Meet Hana Szabo, young set designer with a bright future Hana Szabo

BY JESSICA JAFET she enjoys because it helps her classmates began thinking about the impact that ing all the work for the advanced courses
CONTRIBUTING WRITER succeed on the stage. She points out that good set design could have on a produc- she was enrolled in.”
this interest lines up with her plans to go tion and she became inspired to assemble
Building sets for school theater pro- to medical school and become a doctor— more dynamic-looking sets when she at- Hana, an only child, grew up in North
ductions has been a kind of metaphor a profession that appeals to her because it tended a middle school performance. Salem and attended elementary, middle
for Hana Szabo, a senior at North Salem allows her to “care for people so that they She then got to work, with her mother’s and high school in the district. Her par-
High School. can be successful in their lives.” help and guidance, on building original ents have been a major in uence on her
designs. She has o ered her help with own future plans.
Combining craftsmanship and creativ- After participating in community theater performances for several years
ity to build the sets is something she said theater during her younger years, Hana and has genuinely enjoyed working on “Both my parents are doctors and it is
both dramas and musicals. really inspiring to see them,” Hana said.
“My dad is a neurologist and my mom
“I like that it is artistic but then it is is a psychiatrist. e way they are able
also useful,” Hana said. “By creating this to help people is really inspiring to me.
stu , it really enhances the production— When I think about what my future is
a lot of the people in the theater are my going to look like in terms of a career,
friends; it also enhances what they are I couldn’t really see being anything else.”
able to do and it makes me feel like I am
helping them.” Her quiet demeanor and steady de-
termination helped her complete a sci-
In addition to set design, the ambi- ence research program that was a central
tious teen works behind-the-scenes as a part of her high school experience. She
member of the stage crew and has held admits however, that she had to make
the role of stage manager. She also works a conscious committment to academic
as a front-desk clerk at the Ruth Keeler achievement a few years back.
Memorial Library.
“When I was in middle school, I wasn’t
“I think a good set has to be true to the really a good student and then I kind of
themes, like the kind of vibe the script came to the realization that it is some-
is giving you,” she said. “For a lot of the thing that I really should be,” she said. “I
middle school plays, they are very play- had a lot of amazing teachers that helped
ful, so you have to bring out more of a me in the transition from being kind of
fun atmosphere; this year we did Alice mediocre at school to excelling at it.”
in Wonderland and it’s supposed to be a
little bit creepier, so I had to create very Although the middle school drama
surreal sets.” teacher, Hoagg, said that she will miss
Hana’s support, creativity and enthusi-
Lesley Hoagg, a seventh grade Eng- asm next year, she is very excited to for
lish teacher who is the director of the her as she takes the next steps as a pre-
Middle School Drama Club, is grateful med student at college in the fall.
for Hana’s e orts.
“One might think that she would want
“Hana’s drive and work ethic is so im- to go into set design as a career path, but
pressive,” Hoagg said. “She managed to her choice of profession is actually in medi-
work on these sets for our shows, while cine and she wants to be a surgeon,”Hoagg
at the same time successfully complet- said.“Hana is truly a Renaissance woman.”

Hana on the set of last year’s middle school drama.

PHOTOS: JESSICA JAFET

Page 4 – North Salem News Thursday, December 20, 2018

Ruth Keeler Memorial Li- a.m.; Fates and Furies by Lau- by Adam Hochschild, and Feb- Family Bingo on Wednesday, brary supplies the blocks, kids
brary is located at 276 Titicus ren Gro on Feb. 7 at 10:30 ruary 24 at 3 p.m. for Walls: A
Road. For more information a.m.; e Children Act by Ian History of Civilization in Blood December 26, at 3 p.m. Bring supply the imagination.
on any of these events, call McEwan on March 7 at 10:30 and Brick by David Frye. Extra
914-669-5161 or visit keeler a.m. copies of these books are avail- the family to play Bingo and ursdays
[email protected] able for checkout. No registra-
History and Biography tion is required and drop-ins are win books. Books and Puppets at 10:30
Bagels & Books: Judas by Book Club on Jan. 8 at 7:30 welcome.
Amos Oz on Jan. 8 at 10:30 p.m. for King Leopold’s Ghost Mary Poppins (1964) on a.m.; family story time for kids
Gift
certificates Friday, December 28 at 2 p.m. of all ages.
available!
Watch the classic movie Marie Saturdays

Poppins. It is rated G and has a Story Time at 10:30 a.m.;

running time of 2 hours and 19 family story time for kids of all

minutes. ages.

Polar Express on ursday, (Bilingual stories and songs

December 27 at 3 p.m. Watch on some Saturdays.)

the movie Polar Express, which Writers workshop

is rated G and has a running is workshop is from 11

time of 1 hour and 40 minutes. a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and led by

Popsicle Ornaments on Sat- Maryanne D’Amato the rst

urday, December 22 at 1 p.m. Wednesday of the month. It is

Create ornaments out of pop- open to all writers and aspiring

sicle sticks including popsicle writers who are invited to share

snow akes and more. their work or desire to write in a

A Creative Moment every supportive atmosphere.

ursday from 6 - 8 p.m., ages 10 Free Museum Passes

to adult. Facilitated by Jen Arm- North Salem is surrounded

bruster and Debbie Rizo. Work by many world-class museums.

on a creative, artistic project with You can visit some of these free

family or friends. e project of charge by simply going to the

may be your own or an easy, self- library and checking out passes

directed project provided by one to the museums. Just ask for

of the library’s Art Boxes. Plenty the passes at the front desk. You

of supplies will be available from may call the library to reserve a

the Art Cart. Share your work pass for a particular week. Passes

with other creative individuals must be returned within seven

in a fun, supportive atmosphere. days. Passes may not be returned

School-age children must come to any other library, nor put in

with an adult. the book drop. It is possible to

Story time and crafts renew a pass for an additional

Mondays week, provided no one else is

Stories and Songs – 10:30 waiting for it, by calling the li-

a.m., for babies from birth to brary. Loss of a museum pass

2-1/2. will result in you being charged

Tuesdays the full replacement cost.

A Classe ! Mother Goose for Babies – ey are available for Keeler
Starting Monday January 7
Day or evening classes! 10:30 a.m., for babies from birth Library card holders only. Don’t
Drawing, painting, pottery, knitting &
crocheting, art therapy, and more! to 2-1/2. have a library card? Show the li-

Class descriptions, schedule and registration on our Wednesdays brary proof that you live, work,
website www.railyardartsstudio.com
Story Time at 10:30 a.m.; go to school, or own property in
Our arts education program exposes children, teens and
adults to an array of techniques and materials with the goal family story time for kids of all North Salem and we can issue

A tist !of exploring and cultivating artistic talents while having fun. ages. you a library card in about three

Block Party at 11 a.m. – Li- minutes.

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621 Route 22 17 Miller Rd.
Croton Falls, NY 10519 Mahopac

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Thursday, December 20, 2018 North Salem News – Page 5

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Customized crafting

Students in Ronald Hendrie’s class made personalized gifts and items out of wood during a recent class.

Brewster Ice Arena PHOTOS COURTESY OF NORTH SALEM SCHOOL DISTRICT

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Happily Ever After

6 places to visit over winter break Yuletide riptide

Ican’t seem to slow this DIVERSIONS & sonal activities and more through Last Friday we went MAN
holiday season down! ere is EXCURSIONS the end of December. to the taping of OVERBOARD
still so much to do and I try NPR’s “Wait Wait...
to savor every day, every experi- NANCY Cross County Center Pop-Up Don’t Tell Me!”radio quiz
ence and memory. Today, there SORBELLA Holiday Ice Skating
are ve days until Christmas program at Carnegie Hall. RICK
and I’m about to embark on an engagement for all ages. Happy 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers We eventually made it MELÉN
epic mom and daughter holiday Holidays! www.crosscountycenter.com to the show, which was
weekend in the city. Holiday ice skating but on
The Hudson River Museum synthetic ice (yes!) and you use very funny as always. But
I think we have every quintes- 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers real ice skates through Jan. 13.
sential New York experience on hrm.org of course we rst had to
our agenda. I can’t wait to share Dec. 26-28: Special holiday The New York Botanical
that diversion. ere are many science and art workshops, holi- Garden Holiday Train Show go see the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. ere were so
moving parts and personalities day exhibits, gallery tours, face
to consider so its best left to full painting, snacks, and more. NYBG, 2900 Southern Boule- many people around, I just knew it was going to be a madhouse.
disclosure next week. vard., Bronx
Boscobel We stop for co ee, and I pour it from their cardboard cup
What I’m thinking about right 1601 Route 9D, Garrison nybg.org
now is what to do during the boscobel.org Experience over 175 iconic into my plastic travel cup, which I brought with me from
holiday week; those post-Christ- Dec. 26-28: Holiday crafts, New York landmarks scaled
mas days o from school and tours, and seasonal snacks includ- down and constructed of all home. You’re probably thinking, well I couldn’t begin to
work. ere is actually a lot of ing pomander making and candle natural elements in the Enid
seasonal fun to be had to extend dipping. Haupt Conservatory while G- guess what you’re thinking, but I hate drinking co ee out
that holiday feeling but often at model trains travel throughout
a more relaxed pace. Depending LEGOLAND the foliage and holiday lights of a cardboard or styrofoam cup for some reason. A ceramic
upon your schedule, there are Discovery Center through Jan. 21.
probably three key days to ll: mug would be even better, and I like my co ee SO hot that I
Wednesday, Dec. 26 to Friday, Ridge Hill, 39 Fitzgerald The Polar Express at The
Dec. 28. I’m giving you six fun Street, Yonkers Catskill Mountain Railroad have to open my mouth during the tongue-burning process
choices to add to your calendar. I
totally loved them all, would go westchesterlegolanddiscovery- Westbrook Lane Station, 149 and fan cooler air into it before I swallow. Every other day
back and do in some cases, and center.com Aaron Court, Kingston
they won’t disappoint. a study comes out that says co ee is the best thing for you,
Bricktacular and more: Master catskillmountainrailroad.com
Why do I love them? Be- Model Builder workshops, sea- Travel through time on e and on the other days a di erent study says you’ll drop dead
cause there’s a little local history, Polar Express in a vintage train
culture, art, science, exercise and car. Listen to the story, drink hot if you have more than two cups. So I risk third degree burns
the just the right amount of cocoa, wear your pajamas if you’d
like and receive a special sleigh and possible heart disease before I even get to the arti cial
bell as a souvenir through Dec. 28.
sweetener, which probably causes cancer. If it doesn’t, they’ll

have to re-think their packaging. Try tting “Sweet ‘N Low

‘N Non-Carcinogenic” onto a 2 3/8-inch packet.

I wait a few moments to make sure I’ve survived the co ee,

then we proceed towards the tree, enjoying the busy rhythms of

the City during this most festive of all seasons. We can’t get close

enough to Sak’s Fifth Avenue to check out the holiday window

scenes, so I told my wife to just enjoy some of the other decora-

tive windows on display. For instance, at the Verizon Store, they

had a colorful diorama depicting a reindeer with a very good

data plan. When we got to 50th Street it was SO crowded in

SEE MELEN PAGE 11

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must include a phone number and address for verification. Not
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Thursday, December 20, 2018 OPINION North Salem News – Page 9

OP-ED

An update from your
county legislator

BY KITLEY S. COVILL with my colleagues on the Board of Legislators and As your local Allstate Agent, I understand
GUEST WRITER am proud of the progress we have made this year. the unique coverage needed for the
Highlights from the 2018 session include passage homes and cars in our community, and
As I conclude my rst year at the Westchester of laws prohibiting gun shows on county-owned which coverage you may not need. You
County Legislature, I want to thank you for property; protecting immigrants; banning salary could say I’m an expert at getting you the
electing me. As your county legislator, I am history questions in hiring; banning conversion protection you want with the savings you
responsible for advocating on behalf of residents therapy for minors; expanding the Bedford Cem- deserve. Call, email or stop by my office
who need something from government—whether etery; encouraging hiring in county contracts of for a free quote today.
it involves state, county or local issues—helping our businesses owned by service-disabled veterans; and
least fortunate residents, and advocating for services raising the age for sale of tobacco products. I’ve Shari Zimmerman
to our communities. reconvened the Septic Subcommittee in order to 845-621-2557
protect our reservoirs and have delivered $750,000
Westchester County gets 15 cents of every tax to help pay for the operation and maintenance of 957 Route 6
dollar, and it uses that 15 cents to maintain parks, district watershed systems. Mahopac
pave roads, run a jail, supervise ex-o enders, investi-
gate abuse and neglect of children, fund many local I have also worked diligently to make certain that Proudly protecting our community
nonpro ts, arts and recreational activities, and many stalled infrastructure projects in North Salem and for over 25 years.
other things, some required by New York State. Pound Ridge move forward. Long Ridge Road (in Located next to The Chophouse Grille.
Pound Ridge) is now slated to receive $1.25 million
We have inherited years of neglect and budget in repaving work. New school bus stop signs have
gimmicks that included one-time revenue sources, been installed on county roads in Bedford, and I
county workforce reductions, no raises for county have worked to ensure that local municipalities are
employees, few capital projects, and borrowing for reimbursed for plowing and repair of local county
operating expenses resulting in a stressed scal roads. We have established an I-684 working group
situation and deterioration of county resources. e to nd a short-term solution while being cognizant
budget we just passed includes returning the county, that a new design will ultimately be the permanent
slowly, to scal stability and keeping pace with solution.
in ation. While there is a modest increase to this
year’s budget, going forward we will be looking for One of my top priorities has been to hold the
other revenue sources we can use to rebalance the utilities accountable for their abysmal service during
county budget.
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Elf help

Driving past the colorful light ing to the o cial website, this “fun- lled surveillance and to encourage their good Kim Kovach nds inspiration for writing
displays decorating homes and Christmas tradition helps the big guy behavior for the weeks leading up to in unusual places. Happy
front yards at this time of year (Santa) manage his naughty and nice unwrapping presents under the tree. Ac- Holidays to all! Visit kim
cording to the o cial website, if a child kovachwrites.com.
always puts me in a lists.” e idea is that touches the Scout Elf, it may lose the
ability to y. e best remedy suggested
good mood. We are the Scout Elf perches is to sprinkle some cinnamon next to the
elf so that it can regain the power to y
bombarded with holi- READING, in a new spot each back to the North Pole!
WRITING &
day music and festive morning waiting for What does the Scout Elf do for the
sweets. For the most CHOCOLATE the children to dis- rest of the year? My suggestion is to
market this creature to adults as Best
part, people are friendly KIM cover. At night after Self Elf. ink about the possibilities
of perching the elf on top of your
wherever you go. Hold- KOVACH the family members computer at work so that you
will think twice before sending
ing doors open, smiling have gone to bed, the a scathing email in the heat
of the moment. Or perch the
benevolently at the Scout Elf ies back to wide-eyed elf in the cup hold-
er of your car as a reminder
long lines of customers the North Pole to tattle to drive safely and not text,
cut o other drivers or make
ahead. It would be great if adults be- to Santa on all of the behavior witnessed rude hand gestures.

haved like this all year long. during the day. Prop the elf next to
your home exercise equip-
Have you heard of Elf on a Shelf ? e Scout Elf is about 12 inches tall ment like the treadmill you
hang laundry on or the free
is phenomenon was invented in 2005 and dressed in a red jumpsuit with a weights gathering dust. e
Best Self Elf can even be sold
by three women in Georgia. One of the jaunty red pointed hat, impish painted in a mini version to keep in
your pocket or purse to hold
women came up with the idea of writ- on grin and wide staring eyes. e elf is onto as a calming talisman while waiting
on long lines at the airport or cooling
ing a holiday story about a Scout Elf secretly placed in a di erent room of the your heels at the auto repair shop. I feel
better already!
who comes down from the North Pole house each night. Parents post photos

to take note of the behavior of boys and and videos of the many clever places

girls. e Scout Elf returns to the North they have hidden their elves to amuse

Pole each night to report to his boss, and ba e small children. Some of the

Santa Claus, who keeps the Naughty many locations include peeking out of

and Nice list. the top of a cereal box, sitting on the

e book, written in rhyming verse, toilet tank, hiding behind a backpack,

was rejected by numerous publishers. etc. e month-long espionage mis-

Undaunted, the three women scraped sion starts right after anksgiving and

together the funding and self-published continues every day until Christmas. My

the storybook packaged with a foot-tall mother would have lost interest in the

elf gure dressed in red. e boxed sets entire endeavor after the third day.

sold out within weeks and the rest, as DON’T TOUCH THE ELF! e

they say, is history. Scout Elf is not a doll or toy to be played

Elf on a Shelf is big business. Accord- with by children. He is strictly there for

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Thursday, December 20, 2018 OPINION North Salem News – Page 11

OP-ED assistance to the ve county parks in
our district, among other matters.
FROM PAGE 9
It has been an honor to serve
this past winter, and I have been as your county legislator. Please
particularly vocal about the lack reach out if you think I can help.
of crews and service to NYSEG Email me at [email protected]
customers. I have met one-on- legislators.com to get in touch
one with the CEO/president of or to receive email updates on
NYSEG to discuss these issues. everything from lists of events
I am happy to report that we are around our district, to pending
beginning to see improvements, county legislation, critical health-
including some accelerated tree related issues, and opportunities
trimming, smart meter invest- for community members, along
ments and improved NYSEG/ with other information.
community support during storms.
I wish you happy holidays and
In 2019, I will be working on leg- thank you again.
islation regarding single-use plastic
bags and Styrofoam in the county; Kitley S. Covill represents District
nding solutions for our airport; 2 on the Westchester County Board
creating a system to help veterans of Legislators (Bedford, Lewisboro,
receive the services and nancial sup- Mount Kisco, North Salem, Pound
port they’ve earned; and delivering Ridge and a portion of Somers).

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to reverse-pick his pocket. I’ll Christmas
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I saw an unattended knap- go, two people trip over the curb,
sack cable-locked to a signpost. and it throws o my timing. What
I gazed at it suspiciously. What if he’s got more than one wallet
were its intentions? Am I seeing in his pocket? Whatever wallet I
something? Should I be saying end up with is likely to have more
something? ere were three cops cash, a better credit limit and nicer
in riot gear ten feet away from wallet-sized photos, so I’m not too
it, so I assumed they had seen it, worried about it.
scanned it, sni ed it, Mirandized
it and released it. I thought about Finally we’re close enough to
pouring my cold co ee on it to get a sel e. I have long arms, so
disable it in case it was a bomb, I take the sel e phone and try to
but if it contained the cops’ spare get a picture of us in front of the
helmets or something, I’d have tree. Every position I hold the
some explaining to do downtown. phone in presses a di erent but-
By the way, it would be conve- ton on the side. First, I’ve turned
nient if they had another police the lens around so it’s facing the
station uptown so I could do my back of a busker in a Santa suit
explaining a little closer. who looks like he might be try-
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I told my wife to be careful of with the disguise. en I launch
pickpockets. I don’t carry a whole an app that puts u y ears and
lot of cash around with me, for cat whiskers onto the back of
the good reason that I don’t have crackhead Santa’s head. Next, I
a lot of cash. So pickpockets, if hack into the Equifax database by
you’re out there, you could pick a mistake. Meanwhile people are
better pocket to pick. But I lost paused politely waiting for us to
my wallet once and it was a big take the damned sel e. Finally a
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Westchester County Impending
offers certificates to regulations force
reduce tuition costs closure of vape shop

Westchester residents can reduce their cost of tuition at community colleges outside of the New York State, FDA take

County. aim at avored e-cigarettes
Certi cates of Residence, which can be obtained from the Department of Finance, qualify stu-

dents for residential rates at two-year SUNY and CUNY colleges. So far, 1,742 certi cates have

been issued in 2018. at number is expected to be closer to 2,000 as students begin to submit

applications for the Spring 2019 semester. BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER without the legislation moving
Commissioner of Finance Ann Marie Berg said the department has seen an increase in the CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
forward, reports have surfaced in

number of applications over the last few years. recent weeks indicating that Gov.

“With online classes it’s even more popular because people can easily take classes outside of the e writing is on the wall for Andrew Cuomo, backed by two

County,” Berg said. vape shops across New York State, Democratic-controlled houses,

Students have a 90 day window, 60 days before and 30 days after the start of the semester, to leaving one in Yorktown to unload will begin his third term by taking

apply for a certi cate and send it to their schools. Each certi cate is valid for one year and one its products. swift action against avored e-liq-

school. If students take classes at more than one school they must apply for multiple certi cates. Near the end of the 2018 legis- uids, or juices, as they are known,

“ ere is no cost involved to get the certi cate,” said Berg. “If you meet the resident requirement lative session, a bill was introduced which have risen in popularity

for Westchester and New York State and are attending a community college outside of Westches- in New York State that would ban among teenagers. If instituted, it

ter County you’ll get the nancial bene t.” all avored vaping or e-cigarette would become the rst statewide

Students who have lived in Westchester for six months, and New York State for one year, qualify products, except for tobacco and ban of its kind.

for the program. menthol, e ectively striking a “It’s not smart for us to stay in

Applications can be found on the Department of Finance’s website and must be submitted by death blow to the vaping industry. that business and wait for it to

mail. ough the session ended crash on us,” said Lara Galper,

who co-owned Vape Escape with

her husband, Steve.

Earlier this month, the Galp-

ers announced to their 2,000-plus

customers the closure of Vape

Escape on Friday, Nov. 30, due to

these impending state and federal

regulations.

Lara Galper suspects some

sort of regulations will take e ect

in January when the New York

State legislature reconvenes. Bill

S8610, if approved, would take ef-

fect immediately, making it illegal

for proprietors to sell avored e-

liquids.

“ at bill is written, ready to

go,” she said.

Pete Harckham, state sena-

tor-elect (D-South Salem), said

he has not thoroughly read the

proposed legislation, but said he

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America’s first living
Christmas tree came

from Yorktown

BY MONICA DOHERTY to supply a living Christmas tree for the

GUEST WRITER nation...”

Selected with care and removed with

e custom of using r trees and ev- its large root ball, its branches tied up,

ergreen boughs to decorate home and wrapped securely, it was shipped to the

hearth during the Christmas seasons White House. e rst national living

goes back through the centuries. e Christmas tree was planted by the White

tradition of having a living national House Parks Department; children carol-

Christmas tree goes back 94 years with ers were supplied by the Department of

one 20-year hiatus from 1954 to 1973. Education; and light bulbs donated by the

According to the American For- Electric Institute. Ovid Butler, executive

ests Magazine (December 1973), “ e secretary of the American Forests As-

custom of having national Christmas sociation, gave the greeting to President

tree started in 1923 when President Coolidge: “Mr. President, we extend to you

Coolidge accepted a giant r sent him our Christmas greetings, and with them

from Middlebury College in his native this Christmas tree... It is a living, growing

state of Vermont.” It was then suggested tree, symbolic of the spirit of him whose

“that it would be nicer if the following birth we celebrate tonight... Mr. President,

Christmas we could have a living tree by your gracious presence here tonight,

instead.” this tree becomes in fact, the nation’s living

Associate editor of American Forests, tree, typifying that spirit of kindness and PHOTO: UNITED STATES LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Lillian Cromelin, “remembered that all-embracing love which makes for Peace President Coolidge lights the 1924 tree.
American Forests had as an advertiser on Earth, Good Will to Men.”

a nursery owner in New York—Evelyn Approximately 1,000 people were in

Smith, president of Amawalk Nurseries. the audience and millions listened on lights?” As the network lled the time ery editor in our country.

Miss Smith was very easily persuaded the radio as the president responded, “I gap with music, the tree was lighted. Mo- After his death in 1908, the property

that it would be an honor and a privilege accept the tree, how do you turn on the ments later, as the president and Mrs. was inherited by his son, Cortland, and

Coolidge were leaving the grandstand, daughters, Evelyn and Mabel. Evelyn

the cold air caused the tree’s bulbs to ex- became president of the Amawalk Nurs-

plode, sounding like recrackers on the eries in 1919 when management of the

Fourth of July. e tree caught re and nursery by the children was restructured.

was badly burned. However, in 1925, a Under her management, the nursery

replacement tree was sent. grew to over 1,000 acres as Evelyn pur-

Many years later on Dec. 18, 1930, two chased the neighboring farms and other

live specimen Norway spruce trees were historic properties.

sent by Evelyn Smith of Amawalk Nursery Other specimen trees from Amawalk

to decorate Grand Central Terminal on were sent as gifts by Evelyn Smith to

behalf of the Yorktown Post of the Ameri- various dignitaries and heads of state

can Legion. e huge twin trees, 35-feet and planted throughout Yorktown. Many

high and 16 feet in spread, adorned with trees were shipped and planted to pri-

500 hundred colored lights were placed on vate estates as well as the 1939 New York

the west balcony near the Vanderbilt Ave- World’s Fair, Central Park, and the Tomb

nue entrance. After the holiday season, the of the Unknown Soldier.

trees are destined to be planted at two of In 1932, the nursery came to an end

the New York Central’s suburban stations following two tragic res in the packing

in Westchester as permanent community sheds that damaged much of the equip-

trees to be lighted each year. ment, overexpansion, and the devastating

e Amawalk Nursery property, set in e ects of the Great Depression. It went

the rolling hills of Westchester County, into bankruptcy in 1943 and was pur-

was purchased from the Travis fam- chased by a syndicate called the Amawalk

ily in 1904 by Major Orlando Smith. a Holding Company. e general manager,

tree hobbyist. He spent years importing, Clarence Murphy, continued to manage

planting and cultivating rare specimen the nursery operation until the property

trees from England, Holland and France was sold. Brookside School on Broad

without ever selling a single tree. His Street was built on the Amawalk Nursery

rst trees ultimately formed the nucleus property in 1950. Today, many Yorktown

around which “the largest big tree nurs- streets within the Amawalk Nursery

ery” was developed. Major Smith, of Rev- area re ect the nursery’s impact, such as

olutionary and Colonial stock, was a sol- Broad Street, Willoway Street, Evergreen

dier; one of the youngest o cers, at the Street, Blue Spruce Drive, and Whip-

age of 22, to command a cavalry regiment poorwill Road.

in the Civil War. He was also the founder

and president of the American Press As- Monica Doherty is a member of the

sociation, a newspaperman known to ev- Yorktown Historical Society.

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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT Senior captain re ects back on basketball career

Austin Waldron

North Salem senior Austin graduation, like Chris Alterio What is your favorite music
Waldron is a four-year varsity and Ryan Donovan, but we to listen to warming up for a
player on the boys basketball team have a lot of pieces this year game?
and a strong presence in the paint. along with some young guys
who show a lot of promise and I usually like some slow rap
BY DOMINICK DEPOLE we are just trying to work as like J.Cole or Kid Cudi to calm
CONTRIBUTING WRITER hard as we can to be the best me down so I can get focused.
team possible. Kinda depends on my mood.
How old were you when you
started basketball and how did Who has been your biggest If you could have one
you get started? role model over the years and superpower, what would it be
what have you learned from and why?
I was around 10 or 11 when them?
I rst started playing with the Teleportation for sure, I’m
town rec program. My dad My dad has always been my not great on being on time for
was really the one who tried to role model in life in general. things, occasionally so if I can
get me involved in basketball He continues to be one of the be wherever I want to be in a
along a bunch of other sports I smartest and most hardworking second then I wouldn’t have to
wanted to try. people I have in my life so I just worry about getting ready or
try to absorb as much as I can travel time.
What is your favorite part from him. I’d de nitely say the
about being part of the varsity the most important lesson I’ve If you could pick one place
team at North Salem? gotten from him is to not make to visit on vacation that you’ve
excuses for not working hard, never been to, where would you
Over the years I’ve been able and to accept that success takes go and why?
to play with di erent groups of time sometimes so you gotta
guys in successful seasons and embrace the grind of it all. Probably Australia or the
some not so successful seasons, Mediterranean for the beaches
but the thing I de nitely love Tell us one thing about and the ocean.
the most about my varsity expe- yourself that not a lot of people
rience has been the relationships know? What is your favorite food to
I’ve made with my teammates eat before or after a game?
past and present, along with go- I can probably name where
ing out and playing hard for my every current NBA player has My go-to is usually a tur-
school and my community. gone to to college. Maybe not key sandwich with avocado
all 301 players, but probably like and some kind of juice or a
How do you see your role on 90-95 percent of that I could do. smoothie.
the team, and how much do
you value being a senior leader Do you plan on continuing Best place to eat in North
at forward? to play basketball in college? Salem and why.
If yes, where are you going
I see myself as an experienced and why did you choose that Peach Lake Market is my
player who has been able to play school? personal favorite. e service is
in a lot of di erent games and always solid and the food never
as someone who has a lot of ver- I’ve had some interests from disappoints me.
satility to play in di erent spots di erent Division III schools
on the oor. Being a senior but at the moment I’m still try- Facebook,Twitter or Insta-
captain this year has allowed me ing to decide what I want in a gram? Why?
to take on a leadership role I’ve college and where I’m going to
never had to take before, but it’s be comfortable. I am absolutely Instagram, just because that’s
de nitely been a good experi- looking to play club basketball what I’m on the most and I like
ence so far adapting to it and wherever I go though. visual stu like pictures and
I’ve enjoyed it. videos.
Do you know what you want
What is your favorite team to study in college? For a young athlete grow-
activity, pre-game or post- ing up in North Salem, what
game ritual that you share with I’m looking to major in would you tell them about the
your teammates? Kinesiology in college at the experience of being part of the
moment. I’m choosing this boys basketball program and
I would de nitely say team mainly because I’ve gotten hurt why should they go out for the
dinners at Bu alo Wild Wings a bunch throughout the years, team?
or at Tim’s house have been and because of that I gained a
pretty memorable along with new appreciation for recovery I’d say that playing basketball
the all the bus rides we take, and things like that, so physical at North Salem has been easily
especially the Fordham game therapy is a eld I’d de nitely one of the most memorable
bus rides. want to go into if I can. experiences I’ve had during high
school, I was lucky enough to
Do you or the team have any Who is your favorite pro- play with some really good play-
goals for this season after an fessional athlete and pro or ers and got to win a sectional
impressive campaign last year? college sports team? title at the County Center, and
there’s no better feeling then
is year’s team is a lot dif- I like a lot of di erent guys that feeling right there. You get
ferent that your normal North but my favorite player is Dami- to play a game you love with
Salem team for sure, we obvi- an Lillard, and my favorite team your friends and the memories
ously lost a bunch of important is the Duke basketball team. you could make are endless, as
players for us over the years to long as you work hard and get
better.

Thursday, December 20, 2018 SPORTS North Salem News – Page 19

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Tigers grit out consolation victory over Rye Neck

North Salem falls to Ardsley in Bronxville Tourney

BY DOMINICK DEPOLE up 6 points with a minute left in and pulled down ve boards in It was of course Squire that Break, in what Buzzetto views as

CONTRIBUTING WRITER overtime. the loss. kept the Tigers a oat by pencil- a big matchup.

On ursday, Dec. 13, the Ti- “Liz is one of our top out- ing 13 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 “If we are 100 percent healthy,

Battling a few major inju- gers went down to the wire with side shooters and is a very uid blocks. we can play with anyone in Class

ries, the Tigers have held their Ardsley in the rst round of the player,” Buzzetto said. “She nev- Sophomore forward Meaghan B,” Buzzetto said. “We can be a

weight this season and out-de- tournament at Bronxville, but er sprints anywhere but always Sabino scored 6 points and very dangerous upset team and

fended Rye-Neck for a 36-29 let a third-quarter lead slip away seems to nd the right spot. Her grabbed 4 rebounds in the set- turn peoples’ heads. Our goal is

overtime triumph Dec. 15 in the into a 40-33 defeat. timing is impeccable when it back. to be 5-3 going into break. We

consolation round of the Bronx- e Tigers led by 3 points at comes to nding the right space North Salem (4-3) was sched- made the decision before the

ville tournament. halftime before opening the sec- and knowing when or not to uled to visit Saunders on urs- Rye Neck game that 5-3 looks a

Star point guard Grace Cur- ond half with a spark that was drive. Defensively, she is often day, Dec. 20, before the Holiday hell of a lot better than 4-4.”

ran has remained sidelined suddenly put out by the Pan- the reason that we win games.

with a sprained ankle since the thers before they went on a tear She is great at timing blocks, low

Valhalla game during the Keio to conclude the third quarter. or high. She has a native ability SPORTS WRITERS
tournament. Fellow starting “We were all waiting for of nding the ball and never hit- AND PHOTOGRAPHERS
WANTED!
guard in Amanda Marano sat someone else to make a play,” ting someone’s arm.”
out the Bronxville tournament head coach Eric Buzzetto said. Squire is near the 200 mark
as well due to illness. “We’re so used to having Grace
or Amanda make a play. ere for career blocks in her varsity
But the versatile junior Liz career.

Squire stayed hot from both were some girls that were step- e day before the Ardsley Halston Media is looking
for more sports
ends of the oor, notching 18 ping up but we’re trying to force game, North Salem travelled

points and blocking near 5 shots the issue too much instead of to Pleasantville and endured a reporters and
photographers to join
to be named to the All-Tourna- letting the game come to us. tough 60-35 defeat. our freelance team.
Students are welcome. If
ment team. at’s the game that we should “ ey are a very strong team,”

Junior guard in Julia DeSan- have won.” Buzzetto said of Pleasantville.

to stepped up with 11 points, Squire was an all-around con- “ ey have a lot of youth, but

with ve of them coming in the tributor as she tallied 11 points, 7 very good youth at that. I was

clutch after regulation. rebounds, 4 steals, and 4 blocks. very impressed with them. ey interested email [email protected]
halstonmedia.com.
She knocked down two criti- Jane Fetterolf pitched in with 7 shot 40 percent from the eld

cal foul shots and drained a points, 4 rebounds, and 2steals. and were 89 percent from the

3-point dagger to put the Tigers Gabby Marino scored 6 points foul line. ey did a great job.”

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TigersBOYS BASKETBALL throw hammer down on Schecter
North Salem drops contest to rival Hamilton

BY DOMINICK DEPOLE
CONTIRBUTING WRITER

Testing the waters with a new-look ros- Austin Waldron looks to pull up for a shot.
ter in 2018, North Salem’s boys team hasn’t
looked too shabby after doubling up host
Solomon Schecter, 61-32 on Wednesday,
Dec.12.

Senior forward Austin Waldron scored 17
points and hauled in eight rebounds in the
win. Point guard Kevin Ryan came up big
with 14 points and distributed seven assists.

Two days prior, the Tigers lost at home to
Alexander Hamilton in a squeaker, 61-57. In
a rivalry match that was neck-and-neck from
start to nish, Waldron and Ryan once again
led the charge.

Waldron racked up 18 points to go along
with six rebounds and two assists. Ryan
scored 14 points with 7 assists, 5 boards, and
2 steals.

Senior forward Tim Outhouse played a
role with 8 points and 6 rebounds. Shooting
guard Steven Herlihy scored 7 points and
center Dan McCormack had 6 points and 4
rebounds. Guard Christian Norberto had 4
points as well in the loss.

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How agents and sellers can work together

Selling a home can be stressful. aren’t serious, and can organize all of the a home for the market.

Despite this, 5.51 million existing U.S. people necessary for a closing. Real estate Everyone wants to get

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