Hooray for First Responders!
Monday, May 6, 2013
by Christine Yeres
Yesterday, little before 1:00 p.m., Greg Lange, a member of the Chappaqua Fire Department and a former member of the Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps, was doing computer work upstairs at Erik Nicolaysen’s Insurance Agency on South Greeley when he heard a very loud noise.
The authors will read from and discuss their work at the Chappaqua Library on Wednesday, May 8.
A New Collaborative Memoir Re-examines the Mother-Daughter Relationship
Seated, left to right, Lori Toppel, Vicki Addesso; standing, left to right, Susan Hodara, Joan Potter; photo by Douglas Sarnoff
May 3, 2013
by Susan Hodara
The faint scent of perfume after a kiss… the bitter sting of a slap in the face… too many unspoken words – these are among the vivid memories my three co-authors and I captured when writing about our mothers for our collaborative memoir, Still Here Thinking of You: A Second Chance with Our Mothers. Vicki Addesso, Joan Potter, Lori Toppel, and I have recalled and reconsidered our relationships with our mothers and, in the process, become closer friends.
Photo by Bill Bramswig
April 26, 2013
by Meredith Williams
Editor’s Note: Gray Williams, New Castle’s Town Historian, was honored last week at the Annual Democratic Committee Dinner at the Kittle House. His daughter Meredith talked about her dad.
6:00 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2013
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And the winners are . . .
April 26, 2013
by Andrew Mavian
Dr. Robert Ara Mavian passed away on April 20, 2013 after living a full and rewarding life. He was born in 1936 in New York City to immigrant Armenian parents, and raised in Bergenfield NJ and Queens NY. He developed a lifelong love for bluegrass music and horses at an early age, owning both a guitar and a horse by the age of 12.
April 5, 2013
by Rich Klein
Today is the day I have resolved to tighten my grip. And I’m not letting go. I will not let another life, among those within my contact universe, slip through my fingertips ever again.
New Castle residents, authors Matt Van Fleet and Jean Van Leeuwen; for more photos of the gathering, click HERE.
April 5, 2013
by Dawn Greenberg
The Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival had a glorious day for their kick-off benefit on Thursday. 130 guests including nine local authors came together just five weeks after Sunnyside announced the end of their fall event after 15 years. We raised about $3,500 with tickets and raffles, but more important, a big group of enthusiastic supporters showed just how excited they are about the October 5th festival, a brand-new New Castle tradition.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Members of the New Castle Police Department threw their annual St. Paddy’s day party for at the Senior Center on Senter Street at noon on Friday. See photos in “Read more…”
Monday, March 11, 2013
by Katherine Kim
On Thursday, March 14, the Horace Greeley Scholarship Fund will host a benefit at the Mount Kisco Country Club to raise money to provide financial support for Horace Greeley High School graduates who cannot otherwise afford their college tuitions. As part of the evening’s celebration, former Greeley Assistant Principal Mark Bayer will receive the fourth annual Ed Habermann award, given each year to an influential figure within our school community.
Julia Child’s place
March 8, 2013
by Elinor Griffith
People who hear about the cooking trips I lead to Julia Child’s former home in the South of France, and elsewhere, often ask how I got started. And I have to laugh and say, “Essentially, I got fired. And then I got fired up about doing what I really love, which is cooking, eating and traveling with friends.” My next trip? It’s this May with a group to study cooking at the Don Alfonso 1890, an Italian restaurant so divine that the New York Times has singled it out as among ten restaurants worldwide worthy of a plane ticket. The following account of my reinvention is adapted from my forthcoming cookbook:
Two Girl Scouts in uniform (new on left and old on right) holding the GS symbol, 1956
February 15, 2013
by Nancy O’Neil
What were Girl Scouts selling in World War ll? Not cookies, but War Bonds, just like every other patriotic organization. But why were the Girl Scouts selling War Bonds In November, 1945 even though the war had been over since May in Europe, and since August in Japan?
Corwin at her command center on Hunts Lane
Monday, February 4, 2013
by Alex Kleinman
Chappaqua’s Rotary Club honors Joan Corwin this Saturday, February 9, at the Kittle House. The day she met with me to talk about her upcoming Community Service award, Corwin woke at 4 A.M. to start her day. This was not unusual. In fact, it has been Corwin’s routine for most of the past 50 years as she fulfilled her role as the heart and soul of Chappaqua Transportation.
January 4, 2013
by Joanna Cirasella
Only days after Hurricane Sandy hit, Jen Cook began organizing a fund drive for supplies to be delivered to the Rockaways. She posted signs, wrote on Facebook and emailed a thousand clients. And the help came pouring in!
December 14, 2012
by Christine Yeres
Last week, Dr. William Flank was honored at a vast luncheon for Westchester seniors who are the stalwarts of civic life in our suburban towns, catalysts who, like Flank, provide the brains and muscle—and put in the time—to make our communities work. It’s hard to keep a book on Bill Flank, or know how to file him. The lifelong Boy Scout and current Scout Master of Chappaqua Troop 1 is also a chemist and teacher, advisor to Clearwater in protecting the Hudson, a dynamic washtub bass player, and Chairman of the town’s Environmental Review Board. If we could only bottle what’s made him him!
See photos of their works in Read more…
December 7, 2012
by Lisa Fitzgerald and Lina Serpico
The Girl Scouts of Troop 2740 are creating their own small business! They have been learning to use various scrap booking tools, work on detailed designs, market their products, take orders, and even work the register and make change! They’ll sell their cards this Saturday, December 7, at the Chappaqua Farmers Market (St. Mary’s, next to Bell, open 8:30am to 1:00pm).