August 6, 2010
by Lee Seham
In “Read more…” find lyrics and chords to Seham’s composition. To hear the tune, see the YouTube of Seham performing it, also in “Read more…”
Practicing for Town Clean-up Day
April 19, 2010
by Bruce Cranston
It was early on a beautiful Saturday morning. I lay in bed thinking about all the things I might do today: re-grout the tile in the laundry room; unclog the kids’ toilet; I could even clean out the guinea pig cage.
Or I could just roll over and go back to sleep.
October 30, 2009
by Mark R. Banschick, M.D.
It is a special time of year. The senses are treated to brilliant colors, cool breezes and sweet smells. It is autumn and the days are getting shorter. The air no longer carries the heaviness of late summer; it is now crisp and light. On the best days, the sky is somehow cleaner – a beautiful endless blue. And after the past few weeks of unusual warmth, we feel the change even more strongly.
October 9, 2009
by Gregg Bresner
My personal view as a resident of Chappaqua, not as a school board member nor on behalf of the Board of Education, is that I find the Chappaqua Crossing residential proposal deeply troubling. It is a very serious mistake to equate physical school capacity with the reality of school operating expenses. If there are enrollment declines going forward, which may or may not happen, the Chappaqua School District has the ability to adjust its budget expenses accordingly to take into account any such enrollment declines and pass along any savings to the community in the form of reducing the tax burden or re-investing in our educational programs.
Olga and the Aliens, A Valentine to My Wife
February 20, 2009
by Lee Seham
With grace and solicitude, the tall, slender, green-eyed woman served savory beef stew to the homeless men.
Wait a minute! That’s no woman, that’s my wife!
November 28, 2008
by Rachel Turkel
Editor’s note: Rachel Turkel won third prize in the creative non-fiction category in the Chappaqua Library’s 2007 Young Writer’s Contest with this essay. We reprint it now as a humorous diversion for Greeley seniors plugging away at their college applications this Thanksgiving weekend.
Please choose from one of the following essays:
NOTE: This essay is not required; the Common Application essay fulfills our writing requirement. Your response will not weigh heavily in our admissions process, though you should keep in mind that we do not consider applicants who have not responded to one of these questions.
October 31, 2008
by Jim Nottingham
Homecoming in the United States has a long tradition of being a community-wide weekend event where former residents and alumni are welcomed back around a central event that is usually a sporting contest, most commonly a football game.
June 27, 2008
by Tom Kasulka
If all goes according to current plans, sometime soon you will drive across our historic Quaker St. Bridge and notice that the canopy of trees lining the gateway to our hamlet being marked for removal. Over the next few weeks you’ll then witness the gathering of cranes, bull dozers and back hoes as construction of a 265-foot-long great wall and new road commence where the trees and a grassy hill once stood.
March 9, 2008
by Victoria Tipp
Ask most people why they moved to New Castle and they will tell you that it’s because of the schools and the quality of education their children will receive.
April 11, 2008
by Stephanie Grayson
In the wake of the sex scandal involving former governor Eliot Spitzer and the Emperor’s Club VIP, an upscale prostitution ring, attention has turned to his replacement, Governor David Paterson, who was sworn in on March 17. While many see this Albany upheaval as an opportunity for change, others wonder if it will only lead to more of the same.
April 4, 2008
by John Ehrlich
The Chappaqua Neighbors Club headed to New York City last Friday March 28 to experience “Design and the Elastic Mind,” the Museum of Modern Art’s much-heralded exhibit celebrating “Techno-Art,” which focuses on the interaction between design, science, art and technology. This must-see exhibit displays every day objects as Warhol-like cultural artifacts; presentation graphics as art; and technology as a new form of artist palette for design.
March 7, 2008
by Rosheen Taylor
Well, a funny thing happened a couple of weeks ago.
By Deborah Weiss
November 16, 2007
I love Wednesdays! On this day, from June through December, my neighbor and I make a weekly pilgrimage to our local community supported agriculture site to pick up our produce for the week.
By Shelby Monroe
November 9, 2007
By Amy Barone
November 9, 2007