EASTCHESTER RISING
                              Formerly The Eastchester Record - Rising Media Group, LLC

Vol 118 Number 27                                                                                                                                                   Friday, July 17, 2009
    MHS Student Wins Third Place                                                                              Colavita Kicks Off Re-Election
   at the National FBLA Conference                                                                             with Marcotte and Salanitro

                                                                                                                 Eastchester Supervisor Anthony S. Colavita announces his re-election
                                                                                                            surrounded by family, friends, supporters and running mates Sheila Marcotte (left)
                                                                                                                                        and Fred Salanitro (right)

                                                                                                             On Wednesday, July 8, at Lake Isle Coun-       for the future of the town and its two villages.
                                                                                                        try Club, Supervisor Anthony S. Colavita an-        He went on to cite an excellent tax record de-
                                                                                                        nounced his bid for re-election as town super-      spite sky rocketing mandates and plummeting
       Ben Silverstein, of Mamaroneck, accepts his third-place award at the Future                      visor together with Town Councilwoman Sheila        revenues. Additionally, he indicated that the
             Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference.                                Marcotte and former Town Councilman Fred            cornerstone of his administration has been the
                                                                                                        Salanitro.                                          participatory role of the town’s citizenry and the
     Ben Silverstein, who just completed his        MHS FBLA activities and achievements this                Colavita, a Republican serving his third       open and transparent form of government that
sophomore year at Mamaroneck High School            past year.                                          term as supervisor, is running unopposed but        they have established.
(MHS), won third place at the Future Business            “When the top 10 finalists for my category      will be campaigning hard to elect Republicans            Colavita stated, “Many elected officials
Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leader-          were announced to come up on stage, includ-         Marcotte and Salanitro to the Town Board.           would be satisfied with the record of accom-
ship Conference in Anaheim, Calif. this past        ing me, it totally surprised me. Then in front of        Many family members, residents and friends     plishments that we have established, but that has
June. Silverstein competed in the Local Chap-       7,500 FBLA national competitors yelling and         attended the event in support of the candidates’    never been our way. We will continue to make
ter Annual Business Report category for which       screaming, the announcer counted down in re-        run. Colavita enumerated an extensive list of ac-   Eastchester better together and our future vision
he submitted a 30-page report summarizing the                                   Continued on Page 8     complishments and announced the slate’s vision                                  Continued on Page 8

 Bongiovi Opens Local Night Club! Local Seminarian Delivers First Sermon
                                                                                                             Eastchester       native,                                          uate of Concordia College
                                                                                                        Christopher Kollmann, son                                               and also a 2003 graduate
                                                                                                        of Herbert and Marcia Koll-                                             of Tuckahoe High School.
                                                                                                        mann, delivered his first                                                The four-year training for
                                                                                                        homily recently at his home                                             the Pastoral Office of the
                                                                                                        congregation, Village Lu-                                               Holy Ministry includes
                                                                                                        theran Church in Bronxville.                                            two years of graduate
                                                                                                        Kollmann is on summer break                                             study, one year of intern-
                                                                                                        from his studies at Concordia                                           ship and a final year back
                                                                                                        Seminary in St. Louis, Mo.                                              at seminary preparing for
                                                                                                        where he is studying for his                                            graduation and ordination.
                                                                                                        Master’s of Divinity degree                                                  Kollmann admitted
                                                                                                        and ordination into the Of-                                             being nervous but excited
                                                                                                        fice of the Holy Ministry in                                             about his first sermon at his
                                                                                                        the Lutheran Church — Mis-                                              home church. “It is amaz-
                                                                                                        souri Synod.                                                            ing how different it feels to
                                                                                                             Rev. Dr. Robert Hartwell,                                          be the preacher instead of
                                                                                                        senior pastor of the church,           Seminarian Christopher           the one listening. And of
       84 Park, Matthew Bongiovi’s new                                                                                                     Kollmann (left), who delivered
                                                                                                        commented on the excellent                                              course it is not just deliv-
  local night club, boasts changeable LED                                                                                                   his first homily at the Village
                                                                                                        job Kollmann did delivering        Lutheran Church in Bronxville,       ering the sermon but mak-
    lighting and an elegant, upscale flair.
                                                                                                        his first sermon. “The read-         and Rev. Dr. Robert Hartwell        ing sure the message is an
                                                                                                        ings for the day were perfect.                                          encouragement to God’s
                                                                                                        Jesus shares his reflection on      and among their won kin, and         people for their lives to-
                                                                                                        preaching to the hometown          in their own house.’ Chris did day. It gives me an insight into
                                                                                                        crowd when he said in chap-        an excellent job of actually do- the challenging yet rewarding
                                                                                                        ter six of the Gospel of Mark,     ing what Jesus spoke about as role a pastor plays in today’s
                                                                                                        ’Prophets are not without hon-     he spoke about Jesus.”           world,” he said.
                                                                                                        or, except in their hometown,           Kollmann is a 2008 grad-

                                                                                                                  Pelham Mets Diary - See Page 5
                                                                  Matthew Bongiovi
                                                       See story by Liz Ehrlich
                                                              on Page 8
      Giveaways Rigged                                                     Meet the Author                                                         Rosina Curti
   by Employees at Empire                                               of ‘Mom’s Time Out!’                                                    Is New Larchmont
    City-Yonkers Raceway                                                                                                                       Rotary Club President

   Alicia Murray         Terrence Osborne        Donna Cronin

By Dan Murphy                       motional giveaways at Empire
      Empire City Casino at         Casino at Yonkers Raceway
Yonkers Raceway, the most           have been rigged.
profitable and successful “ra-            Three Empire City em-              Cover of Pam Mickatavage’s “Mom’s Time Out”
ceino” (raceway and casino) in      ployees were charged with
New York state, had employ-         grand larceny and scheming to
ees rigging their promotional       defraud felony charges: Donna           On Tuesday, July 21,        Westchester.
giveaways, which included flat       Cronin, 44, of Yonkers; Alicia     Pam Mickatavage, “Author of           Festivities begin at 7 p.m.
screen TV’s, laptop computers,      Murray, 32, of the Bronx; and                                                                            Rosina Curti, of the Larchmont branch of TD Bank, was
                                                                       Mom’s Time Out!,” will ap-       with refreshments from Mar-
hotel and Broadway getaways,        Terence Osborne, 24, of Yon-                                                                           elected as the new president of the Larchmont Rotary Club.
                                                                       pear at Truly Yours, Kelly, a    tine’s bakery, and then at 8:30
to friends and family, on at        kers.
least 75 occasions over a two-                                         unique, new store at 269-272     p.m., a gift basket of goodies          Rosina Curti, manager        based architect James Fleming,
                                         The DA’s investigation
year period.                        found that over an 18-month        Columbus Ave. in Tuckahoe        will be raffled off from Truly      of the Larchmont Village TD       two-term president for 2007-9.
      Westchester County Dis-       period — between December          (across from Crestwood Sta-      Yours, Kelly and the author.       Bank, has been elected the in-         The Larchmont Rotary
trict Attorney (DA) Janet Di-       21, 2006 and August 19, 2008       tion). Meet Mickatavage and           For more information and      coming president of the Larch-    Club, active since 1929, con-
Fiore recently announced a          — the defendants often provid-     see why “Moms Time Out!”         directions, call 914-361-1149      mont Rotary Club for 2009-        sists of local business people
10-month investigation which        ed friends, family and acquain-    is quickly becoming a fa-        or visit www.trulyyourskelly.      2010.                             and sponsors the SafeRides
found that almost all of the pro-             Continued on Page 9      vorite bedtime story across      com.                                    Curti succeeds Larchmont-             Continued on Page 10

  Blythedale Groundbreaking                                                             Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow
                                                                                           The Little Garden Club of Rye
                                                                                      and the Rye Garden Club recently
                                                                                      kicked off a special five-year joint
                                                                                      Centennial Tree project by planting a
                                                                                      white oak (Quercus alba) in the Rye
                                                                                      Town Park.
                                                                                            “The Rye Town Park (RTP) is
                                                                                      such an asset to the community with
                                                                                      its open spaces and impressive tree
                                                                                      collection. We are particularly appre-
                                                                                      ciative of Bill Lawyer’s leadership in
                                                                                      this important undertaking. He really
                                                                                      made this happen, coordinating with
                                                                                      the park staff, the Friends of Rye Town
                                                                                      Park and securing the generous help
                                                                                      of Bartlett Tree Experts,” said Chris
                                                                                      Murray of the Little Garden Club.
                                                                                           Lawyer is the RTP assistant di-
                                                                                      rector for park development.
                                                                                           Both garden clubs are members
     State and county officials joined       Westchester County Executive Andy         of an active national organization,
with executives and board members           Spano; Larry Levine, president and        the Garden Club of America (GCA),          Back row (l to r): Frazer Pehmoeller (Bartlett), Fred Gioffre (RTP), Rye
of Blythedale Children’s Hospital for       CEO of Blythedale Children’s Hospi-       which boasts membership of some                Mayor Steve Otis, Chris Duncan (LGCR), Geri Moore (RGC),
the recent groundbreaking of a $63.5        tal; John Furth, chairman of the board                                                           Frank DeLeo (RTP) and Rita Schubert (LGCR);
                                                                                      17,000 in about 200 clubs. In 2013,         Front row (l to r): Chris Murray (LGCR), Stephanie Hoover (LGCR),
million modernization project.              at Blythedale Children’s Hospital; As-    the GCA will celebrate its 100th anni-                        with her son, and Bill Lawyer (RTP)
     Pictured above are (l to r): State     semblyman Adam Bradley; and State         versary. To mark this important date,
Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins;             Senator Suzi Oppenheimer.                 GCA member clubs across the coun-          the Rye Garden Club, “The white oak        community.”
                                                                                      try will be designing and carrying out     was chosen for its beauty, strength,            The oak is an important historic
                                                                                      tree projects as part of its Centennial    longevity and high ecological value.       tree that is native to eastern North
                                                                                      Trees initiative, “Trees, Our Living       Throughout time, the oak tree has          America. Specimens are known to
                                                                                      Legacy.”                                   symbolized strength and endurance,         have lived over 600 years and usu-
                                  By Morris Gut                                            According to Kristina Bicher of       so this is a fitting tribute to our great                    Continued on Page 8
   Robust Flavors of Calabria
 at Da Giorgio in New Rochelle                                                        First Graders at YWCA Teach a Powerful Lesson
                                                                                      About Working Together to Stand Against Racism
                                                                                           This past April, the
                                                                                      Alliance for Just Solu-
                                                                                      tions, a social justice
                                                                                      project of the Young
                                                                                      Women’s        Christian
                                                                                      Association (YWCA)
                                                                                      of White Plains and
                                                                                      Central Westchester
                                                                                      and the United Way
                                                                                      of Westchester and
                                                                                      Putnam, co-sponsored
                                                                                      a unique event called
                                                                                      Stand Against Racism.
                                                                                      Held at the YWCA,
                                                                                      the event offered a full
                                                                                      day of activities and
                                                                                      presentations to raise
                                                                                      awareness of racism
          Chef Giorgio Giacinto of Da Giorgio in New Rochelle                         in the local commu-
                                                                                      nity. This included a
      I was very impressed with a re-       patrons are the beneficiaries.             moving panel discus-
cent tasting dinner I had at Da Giorgio.         So be seated and enter Da Gior-      sion, “Personal Per-
Chef Giorgio Giacinto and his partner       gio’s culinary world with a compli-       spectives: Racism in
Carlo Volpe have spent 17 months re-        mentary serving of tasty homemade
                                                                                      Westchester and Pos-
furbishing their bustling 50-seat res-      rolls and eggplant caponata. His sea-
                                                                                      sible Solutions” and a
taurant in the Quaker Ridge section         sonal dinner menu offers titillating
                                                                                      pledge-signing cam-
of New Rochelle and now offer new           starters, homemade pastas with robust
                                                                                      paign through which                Maria Imperial, CEO of the White Plains YWCA, celebrates with students
lunch and dinner menus highlighting         gravies, signature dishes and hearty
                                                                                      17 participating sites                 who participated in the Stand Against Racism art poster contest
authentic “new Italian” specialties         main courses. At lunch, the house of-
                                                                                      successfully collected
from the Calabria region of Italy. The      fers pizzettes and wraps as well. Daily
                                                                                      well over 200 signa-
eatery is at the same spot that previ-      specialties augment the regular menu.                                                understanding the importance of elimi- hands of different colors around a solid
ously housed La Trattoria.                       Special hint: If you call Giacinto   tures of commitment to
      Giacinto, a graduate of the New       in advance with a special request,        promoting peace, justice, freedom and nating hate and intolerance was more object with the quote, “We become not
York Restaurant School, has trav-           he will pick it up at the market and      dignity for all people. In addition, the important than winning.                   a melting pot, but a beautiful mosaic.
                                                                                      special day had a lasting impact upon           While the goal of the poster con- Different people, different beliefs, dif-
eled and worked extensively in the          prepare it for you. How’s that for per-
Calabria region of Italy, learning the      sonal service?                            some of the youngest members of our test was for every child to have an ferent yearnings, different hopes, dif-
cuisine and culture of the fabled area.          Da Giorgio is located at 77          community through a Stand Against opportunity to individually win the ferent dreams.”
He knew that one day he would open          Quaker Rd. in New Rochelle. The           Racism art poster contest held among contest, the first-grade class decided to           The class serves as an example
                                                                                      the classes in the YWCA’s after school     work together to make a collaborative for all of the other classes and all who
a restaurant that truly represented the     restaurant is open for lunch Tuesday
                                                                                      program, Kids Connection.                  class poster. Together they learned the took part in the activity. By coming to-
“place.” Da Giorgio is named after          through Friday, from 12 to 3 p.m.
Giacinto’s father and his dream come        Dinner is served Tuesday through               This month, the participating Kids “No Room for Hate Pledge,” which gether and each placing a hand print on
true.                                       Saturday, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and     Connection classes enjoyed a special states: “I pledge to treat everyone with their poster, they reminded us all that
      Sit and talk with Giacinto about      Sundays, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For        pizza party to celebrate their great kindness and respect. I will treat oth- we each play a part in fostering peace,
his work and he is quite passionate,        more information, call 914-235-2727       work on the project and to award the ers the way I like to be treated. And by justice and dignity for our communi-
telling stories about his various intern-   or visit www.dagiorgiorestaurant.         student with the best poster. But in the showing friendship everywhere, I will ties and the world and we can make
ships while in Italy, sometimes work-       com.                                      end, one special first-grade class taught help make the world a better place!” an even bigger difference by working
ing just for food and board, but with            About the author: Morris Gut is      the group that working together and They modeled this through painting together.
the goal of learning what goes into         a restaurant consultant and former
true southern Italian cuisine. He talks     restaurant trade magazine editor. He
about his personal trips to the market,
many on Arthur Avenue, where he
often shops at Cosenza Fish Market
                                            has been tracking and writing about
                                            the dining scene in the Bronx and
                                            Westchester for over 25 years. He can
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                                                                                      crease in the number of pet cats be-

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                                                                 In Your Backyard
  Passport Applications Accepted                                                                           New Rochelle Public Library
   Now Throughout Westchester                                                               Library’s Latin American
                                                                                              Film Series Continues
                                                                                                                                This presentation is also first-come,
                                                                                                                                first served basis, to the 145-seat ca-
                                                                                                                                                                                       Live Performance
                                                                                                                                                                                     for Preschool Children
                                                                                           with Movie from Argentina            pacity of the theater. The free programs          Children’s entertainer Zev Haber
                                                                                           On Monday, July 20, the 2007         are made possible by the Partnership        will be the featured performer at a free
                                                                                     Argentine film, “XXY,” will be shown        for the Huguenot Children’s Library         show for preschoolers at the New Ro-
                                                                                     in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New      and the Friends of the New Rochelle         chelle Public Library, on Wednesday,
                                                                                     Rochelle Public Library at 7 p.m.          Public Library.                             July 29, at 11 a.m. Children ages three
                                                                                           Just as 15-year-old intersex child         Charney is not only a magician and    to five and their parent or caregiver
                                                                                     Alex (Ines Efron) begins to explore her    ventriloquist, but also a radio personal-   are invited to attend the interactive
                                                                                     sexuality, her mother invites friends      ity, author, musician and songwriter. He    musical performance, on a first-come,
                                                                                     from Buenos Aires to come for a visit at   has written dozens of songs for "Bear       first-served basis, to the capacity of the
                                                                                     their house on the gorgeous Uruguay-       in the Big Blue House" a national TV        Ossie Davis Theater.
                                                                                     an shore, along with their 16-year-old     show produced by Jim Henson Produc-               Using stories and songs with lots
                                                                                     son Álvaro (Martin Piroyanski). Alex       tion. "Bear" airs around the world on       of audience participation, Haber intro-
                                                                                     is immediately attracted to the young      the Disney Channel. His latest book is      duces unique instruments and sounds
                                                                                     man, which adds yet another level of       “Mr. Potatohead’s Upside Down Joke          to tantalize as well as entertain. His
                                                                                     complexity to her personal search for      World,” by Sterling Publishing, a divi-     original songs provide multiple ways
   Westchester County Clerk Timothy Idoni with mobile office staff,                   identity, and forces both families to      sion of Barnes and Noble.                   for kids of all ages to connect, enjoy
        (l to r): Tracy Colavito, Amani Marji and Joseph Klatt                       face their worst fears.                          Charney will be performing at the     and learn, as he blends music of many
                                                                                           Directed by Lucia Puenzo, the        New Rochelle Public Libraries with          cultures by drawing on his varied ar-
     Westchester County Clerk Timo-        5:30 to 8 p.m.                            film is in Spanish with English subti-      Harry, who sprang from Charney’s            ray of musical experiences. Haber
thy C. Idoni’s community outreach               If you need to apply for a U.S.      tles. A bilingual discussion led by CNR    imagination 24 years ago and has been       is a children’s performer and music
staff will be in Hastings-on-Hudson,       passport, staff can take your photo       professor Yvette Nieves and librarian      going like gangbusters ever since. He       educator in the New York/New Jersey,
in front of Village Hall, on Saturday,     and process your passport application.    and screen writer Chris Poggiali fol-      is the personification of rebellion, non-    Westchester and Long Island area, who
July 25, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.;        A certified copy of your birth certifi-     lows each film.                             conformity and self containment. His        has been delighting children in concert
Pound Ridge at Scotts Corner Market        cate, a valid driver’s license and the          The series will conclude on July     interests include everything except         and at various schools, camps, and li-
on Friday, July 17, from 11 a.m. until 2   fee is usually all you need. If you are   27, with the Peruvian film, “Madei-         whittling. He doesn’t like being called     braries since 1997. He performs and
p.m.; Harrison at Riis Park, on Thurs-     planning to apply, call 914-995-3086      nUSA.”                                     a dummy, but rather a “Wooden Amer-         records on a wide variety of musical
day, July 23, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.; and     or visit www.westchesterclerk.com                                                    ican.”                                      instruments, including the banjo, gui-
in West Harrison at The Mall on the        for specific requirements.                     Library’s International Music                                                      tar, piano, berimbau and didgereedoo,
Green on Wednesday, July 29, from                                                         and Dance Series Continues                  Exuberant Klezmer Music               creating a truly unique form of music
                                                                                         with Middle Eastern Program             Featured in Library’s International        for children.
                                                                                           Music and dance of the Middle               Music and Dance Series                 Free Creative Films for Children
 Additional College-Sponsored                                                        East will be performed at the New Ro-
                                                                                     chelle Public Library on Tuesday, July
                                                                                                                                      A free family concert of rousing
                                                                                                                                Klezmer music will be performed by
                                                                                                                                                                                  Free films for children ages 5 to
                                                                                                                                                                            12 years will be shown at the Huguenot

Merit Scholarship Winners Named                                                      21, at 7 p.m., as part of the library’s
                                                                                     26th annual International Music and
                                                                                                                                the talented duo of Sruli and Lisa at
                                                                                                                                the New Rochelle Public Library on
                                                                                                                                                                            Children’s Library and at the Main Li-
                                                                                                                                                                            brary on Wednesday, July 29, at 11 a.m.
                                                                                     Dance series. In full costume, oriental    Tuesday, July 28, at 7 p.m., as part of     and 1 p.m. The G-rated movies have
     An additional 2,000 winners of        for up to four years of undergraduate     dance specialist Aszmara Sherry will       the library’s 26th annual International     been selected to highlight the theme of
National Merit Scholarships financed        study at the institution financing the     present a number of traditional dances,    Music and Dance series. The multi-          the 2009 Summer Reading Program,
by colleges and universities have been     scholarship.                              a classic Oriental Dance with Veil. Ar-    instrumentalists and vocalists will play    “Be Creative @ Your Library.”
announced by National Merit Schol-              Carly B. Boxer, Scarsdale, Scars-    menian musicians Haig Manoukian on         the clarinet, violin, accordion, bass re-         Two award-winning “claymation”
arship Corporation (NMSC). These           dale High School, Scarsdale; National     the oud, Souren Baronain on G-clari-       corder, cello and drum, as they engage      films based on classics, “The Little
Merit Scholar designees join over          Merit Tufts University Scholarship;       net and Mal Stein on dumbek, will per-     the audience in joining in the music        Prince” and “Rip Van Winkle,” will be
2,800 other college-sponsored award        Probable career field: Undecided           form the music for the dances as well      and in dance.                               shown at the Huguenot Children’s Li-
recipients who were announced in                David S. Rosen, Scarsdale, Ed-       as selections of Armenian, Turkish and           Suri and Lisa, the stage name         brary from 11 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Seat-
late May.                                  gemont High School, Scarsdale; Na-        Arabic traditional and folkloric music.    of the husband and wife team live in        ing for the movie is on a first-come,
     Officials of each sponsor college      tional Merit Grinnell College Schol-            Admission is free and limited to     Scarsdale, have traveled the world with     first-served basis to the 25-seat capac-
selected their winners from among fi-       arship; Probable career field: Law         the capacity of the Ossie Davis The-       their exuberant music that originated in    ity of the Huguenot Children’s Library,
                                                                                     ater, on a first-come, first-served basis    the shetls (villages) of Eastern Europe.    lower level. The full length feature
nalists in the                                  David S. Schuman, Scarsdale,
                                                                                     beginning at 6:45 p.m.                     They performed live on Polish Na-           “claymation” film, “Chicken Run,”
     National Merit Scholarship Pro-       Ardsley High School, Ardsley; Na-
                                                                                                                                tional Television and Radio, were the       will be presented in the 145-seat Ossie
gram who will attend their institution.    tional Merit Vanderbilt University
                                                                                          Ventriloquist Steve Charney           featured Klezmer performers on PBS-         Davis Theater of the main library, from
College-sponsored awards provide           Scholarship; Probable career field:
                                                                                      and ‘Harry’ to Appear at Libraries        TV’s "Another Mitzvah," performed           1 to 2:25 p.m.
between $500 and $2,000 annually           Psychology                                      Magician and ventriloquist Steve     the klezmer soundtrack for the Show-              The free programs are made pos-
                                                                                     Charney and his sidekick, “Harry” will     time Movie “The Devil’s Arithmetic,”        sible by the Partnership for the Hugue-

   MHS Boys’ Baseball Team                                                           entertain children ages five through
                                                                                     12 at both of the New Rochelle pub-
                                                                                     lic libraries on Wednesday, July 22.
                                                                                                                                and frequently perform live on Nation-
                                                                                                                                al Public Radio. Sruli and Lisa played
                                                                                                                                sold-out runs of both "A Klezmer’s
                                                                                                                                                                            not Children’s Library and the Friends
                                                                                                                                                                            of the New Rochelle Public Library.
                                                                                                                                                                                  The free program is made possi-
    Is ‘News 12 Westchester                                                          The first presentation will be at 11 a.m.
                                                                                     at the Huguenot Children’s Library
                                                                                                                                Tale" and "Kids and Yiddish" at the
                                                                                                                                Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre.
                                                                                                                                                                            ble by the Friends of the New Rochelle
                                                                                                                                                                            Public Library and the New Rochelle
       Team of the Week’                                                             (HCL), on a first-come, first-served
                                                                                     basis to the 25-seat capacity of HCL’s
                                                                                                                                      Admission is free and limited to
                                                                                                                                the capacity of the Ossie Davis The-
                                                                                                                                                                                  The New Rochelle Public Library
                                                                                     lower level room. Charney will repeat      ater, on a first-come, first-served basis     is located at One Library Plaza in New
     The Mamaroneck High School            12 Westchester “Team of the Week,”
                                                                                     the performance in the Ossie Davis         beginning at 6:45 p.m.                      Rochelle. For more information, call
(MHS) boys’ baseball team in Mama-         segments appear every Tuesday be-         Theater of the Main Library, at 1 p.m.                                                 914-632-7878, ext. 34.
roneck has been honored as the “News       ginning at News 12 Westchester’s 5
12 Westchester Team of the Week.”          p.m. newscast. These popular seg-
     The MHS boys’ baseball team
has won the state high school cham-
                                           ments, which highlight the area’s top
                                           local sports teams, have been a regu-
                                                                                                       Town of Eastchester
pionship for the second year in a row.
In the semifinals against Massapequa,
                                           lar part of the News 12 Westchester
                                           evening newscast for more than three
                                                                                               Senior Citizen Programs and Services
they were losing the game at first, and     years. The teams that are selected are
then the game was forced into extra        teams who are playing above average             The Center at Lake Isle                   12:30 Kathy Gorup, Atria,                   12:30 Intermediate Computer
innings when three runs were scored        or had a recent upset win over an op-          Monday, July 20                                  Senior Living Options                       Lessons with Vincent
in the fourth inning. Senior Michael       ponent.                                        7:00 Depart for Block Island               Wednesday, July 22                                Antonelli
Rosenfeld won the game in the 11th              “Success on the field is the culmi-        8:00-9:30 Early Bird Swim                  8:00-9:30 Early Bird Swim                   12:30 Hot Topics, Discussion
inning with his scored RBI single.         nation of rigorous preparedness, disci-        9:30 Line Dancing with Theresa             9:30-10:30 Tai Chi with Master              Friday, July 24
     In the championship game, Ma-         pline and dedication, hallmarks of the              Kover and Pat MacLeod                            Domingo Colon                    8:00-9:30 Early Bird Swim
maroneck turned out 14 hits and 12         Mamaroneck High School boys’ base-             12:15 Exercise with Patricia               12:30 Mahjong with Miriam                   9:30 Lite Exercise with Mary
runs against Clarence (from the Buf-       ball team, earning them the honor of                 Aurrichio                                   Roschell                                  Ann Scrobe
falo region). The Tigers’ strong de-       the News 12 Team of the Week,” said            12:30 Intermediate Computer                12:30 Beginners Computer                    10:45 Gilda Press, Information
fense allowed only seven hits in seven     Janine Rose, news director for News                  Lessons with Vincent                      Lessons with Vincent                         and Conversation
innings. Number three starter senior       12 Westchester. “We congratulate                     Antonelli                                 Antonelli                              11:00 Rain Date Poolside Sale
Eric Windsor played an important           each of the players and we wish them           1:15 Bob Moynihan, Musical                 12:30 Yoko Morito Demonstrates              12:30 Bridge and Cards
role in the team’s victory.                much continued success throughout                   Memories, CDs and DVDs                      Japanese Flower                       12:30 Bob Moynihan, Musical
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         Rehabilitation Begins                                                            12:30 Bridge and Cards
                                                                                          12:30 Beginners Computer with
                                                                                                                                     9:15 Country Western Dancing
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                                                                                                                                                                            or transportation, call 914-337-0390.
                                                                                                                                                                            The Garth Road Center is closed for
                                                                                                Vincent Antonelli                    10:00 Yiddish Class                    the summer. It will reopen on Wednes-
     The Gallows Hill Road Bridge          Avenue to Bear Mountain Parkway to             12:30 Guest Speakers & Special             11:00 Annual Poolside Sale             day, September 9.
over the Peekskill Hollow Brook be-        Division Street/Oregon Road.                         Interest Programs                    12:30 Pokeno and Cards
tween Pump House Road and Hill-                 Motorists are advised to seek al-
side Road in the Town of Cortlandt
is closed to vehicular traffic now
                                           ternate routes to avoid delays.
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through Friday, August 28.                 tact Westchester County Department
     This closure is due to a bridge re-   of Public Works, Traffic Division at                   for Westchester Businesses
habilitation project. A detour is posted   914-995-2555.
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                                                                                     local entrepreneurs are finding a sil-      Garry of Cybermania, a Bronx-based          ful networking event at Morton’s The
                                                                                     ver lining in the Westchester Busi-        graphic design company, helped es-          Steakhouse in White Plains, and last
                                                                                     ness Connection (WBC), a thriving          tablish this innovative group, which        month, the group hosted two profes-

   ANTHONY J. COLAVITA, P.C.                                                         new networking group that’s been
                                                                                     using good old-fashioned networking
                                                                                                                                has grown by more than 100 associ-
                                                                                                                                ates since June 1.
                                                                                                                                                                            sional development mini-seminars at
                                                                                                                                                                            the Royal Regency Hotel in Yonkers.

                                                                                     along with the newer, more sophisti-             Olsen said the chances of finding           To further promote the group’s
                                                                                     cated social networking tools, such        business are much greater because           online presence and to entice others to
                                                                                     as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter          the networking itself is not random,        join, segments from both events have
                                                                                     to help drum up new business for this      but rather a coming together of pro-        been posted to YouTube. The link
                                                                                     250-strong group, which was recently       fessionals who have already become          can be found at the WBC Web site at
                General Civil Practice                                               highlighted in the Westchester County      acquainted online.                          www.wbconnection.com.
                                                                                     Business Journal.                                Visibility is created on LinkedIn          This month, WBC will host two
               Personal Injury Probate                                                    “It’s like online dating in a way,”   as participants post comments and           additional events, one at the Pour Café
                                                                                     said Shebna Olsen, vice president/fi-       start up discussions of interest to the     and Wine Bar in Mount Kisco on July
              Negligence Real Estate                                                 nancial advisor at HSBC in New York        group. But promotion doesn’t stop           21, and another networking event at
                                                                                     City. Olsen joined WBC a few months        there. The group encourages associ-         Blu Riverfront Bar and Bistro in Hast-
            Municipal Zoning and Planning                                            ago upon the advice of Joe Corbalis        ates to meet in person, too, by attend-     ings-on-Hudson on July 30.
            Divorce Corporation Trials                                               of KMRC Flooring in Yonkers, who
                                                                                     along with Grace Borrani of Borrani
                                                                                                                                ing a variety of regularly scheduled
                                                                                                                                events throughout the year.

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                                                                  In Your Backyard
                Mets Limp Into the Second Half                                                                                     Pelham Mets Baseball Diary
By Zach Shapiro                                                                       uns and four RBI in the first 16 games
      The Mets began the second half                                                  after Beltran’s injury. But as the only
of their season with more losses than                                                 “star” in the lineup, Wright has to
wins for the first time since 2003.                                                    step up, or at least find a way to hit a
In ’03, the Mets were full of talent                                                  homerun once in a blue moon.
but underachieved, finishing 66-95,                                                          Clearly, the injuries are also put-
thanks to the likes of Roberto Alo-                                                   ting a lot of pressure on the Mets’
mar and Mo Vaughn, who struggled                                                      starters too. Night after night they
mightily and suffered injuries during                                                 must be thinking to themselves, “If I
the season. This year, it’s again un-                                                 give up more than a couple runs, we
derperformance and injuries that are                                                  got no shot tonight.” So all it takes is
                                                                                                                                  By Moe Resner
taking a toll on the team and sending                                                 one bad pitch in the first inning with
                                                                                                                                                         Pelham Mets Upset Collegians Again
them in the wrong direction.                                                          a couple of runners on base that can
                                                                                                                                                    Wednesday, July 1, Glover Field at 7:34 p.m.
      The problems began in early May                                                 seemingly end the game right then
                                                                                                                                        Paying no attention to the weather, which threatened rain, the Mets came
when Oliver Perez went down with                                                      and there.
                                                                                                                                  from behind to defeat the Verdero Collegians, 5-4, in Tri-County League action,
right knee tendinitis and culminated                   David Wright                         While their ace, Johan Santana,
                                                                                                                                  as the temperature hit a chilly 60 degrees. It was an unusual game. Starting pitcher
with Beltran suffering a bone bruise                                                  didn’t end the first half on a strong
                                                                                                                                  Jake Rabinowitz pitched a two-hitter for his five innings and struck out eight. His
in late June. But during the month and                                                note, he certainly did improve to-
                                                                                                                                  problem, though, is that he walked 11. He got away easily in the very first inning
a half injury plague, as more players      abled List would be better than any        wards the end. Santana and second
                                                                                                                                  when he issued five free passes. Only Jonathan Holzer scored, with the Mets’
went down, no one who was already          player he can get in a trade. Plus, he     starter, Mike Pelfrey, have to carry
                                                                                                                                  walk rally hindered by a double play. The Mets got their first hit, a single to right
hurt could come back to replace them,      doesn’t want to totally ruin the farm      the pitching staff until the hurt players
                                                                                                                                  by Zach Small, in the third, but he was left stranded.
putting the Mets at a severe disadvan-     system, which is something he’s spe-       start coming back.
                                                                                                                                        The Collegians tied it in their second inning when Robert Rodriguez doubled
tage.                                      cialized at since joining the Mets in             The Mets have been very un-
                                                                                                                                  to left and scored when Rabinowitz also smacked a double to left. They went
      General Manager Omar Minaya’s        trades for players such as Carlos Del-     clear about when they expect a major-
                                                                                                                                  ahead 4-1 in the fourth, featuring a single by Noel Guerna and a double by Jay
hands are tied. He could try to make a     gado and Johan Santana.                    ity of their injured players to return,
                                                                                                                                  Espona. The third run came across on a Mets error at short.
trade for a good player, but other gen-          So with many players out and         which has driven the Flushing Faith-
                                                                                                                                        The Mets went ahead to stay in their fourth as the marathon of walks contin-
eral managers realize the Mets’ situa-     little offensive presence in the lineup,   ful insane. With the Phillies quickly
                                                                                                                                  ued, as four runs scored. Ramon Bautista’s double for an RBI was the only hit, as
tion and how desperate they are for a      David Wright has taken the brunt of        improving and the Marlins starting
                                                                                                                                  the Mets got four more walks and the gift of a wild throw from short, producing
bat so they are asking for plenty.         the pressure, and failing miserably.       to figure things out, the Mets have to
                                                                                                                                  two more. Strangely, Rabinowitz struck out the side.
      A deal could make a difference,      Since Beltran’s injury at the end of       get better on and off the field soon, or
                                                                                                                                        The third Mets reliever, Chris Basso, got the last six outs, five on strike outs,
although Minaya feels that the players     June, Wright has taken a beating at the    things may end just like they did in
                                                                                                                                  as Paul Gardella picked up the win.
the Mets can get back from the Dis-        plate, batting just .220 with no homer-    2003.
                                                                                                                                        The Mets had hits by Kevin Leighton and Small in the sixth, but didn’t score.
                                                                                                                                  Maybe it was because they didn’t draw a walk. The Mets got only four hits in
                                                                                                                                  the game while the Collegians got eight. The Mets left 12 men on base, the Col-
              WJO Names Westchester Resident                                                                                      legians eight.
                                                                                                                                        In their final at-bat, Robert Martinez cracked a long double to center, leading
                   to Board of Directors                                                                                          off. But Rodriguez fanned, Joe Pareres grounded out and Guerna struck out to end
                                                                                                                                  the weirdly played game.
      Emily Tabin, executive director of   nition recently with the release of its                                                      The Mets are now 5-2 in the Tri-County, and 14-0 in the Westchester Base-
the Westchester Jazz Orchestra (WJO),      debut CD, “All In.” WJO will begin                                                     ball Association (WBA).
recently announced that Andrew Mor-        its 2009-10 performance season on
                                                                                                                                        LINE SCORE:
ris has been elected to WJO’s Board of     Saturday, September 26, with a special
                                                                                                                                        Team                               1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Directors. Morris is president of the fi-   guest, guitarist John Scofield.
                                                                                                                                        Verdero Collegians                 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 -4 8 1
nancial consulting firm Sycamore Cap-            A Briarcliff resident, Morris has                                                       Pelham Mets                        1 0 0 4 0 0 x -5 4 2
ital Corporation. He graduated from the    also served hundreds of local youth as                                                       BATTERIES: Rabinowitz, Panares (6) & R. Martinez, Volpe, Gardella, (4)
Wharton School of the University of        director and coach of numerous soccer                                                  Torres (5) Basso (6) & Small
Pennsylvania and recently spearhead-       and, more recently, basketball organi-                                                       WP: Gardella, 2-0       LP: Rabinowitz
ed the formation of the Wharton Club       zations, roles he continues today. He                                                        2B: R. Bautista
of New York Community Partnership          said, “Jazz music is a unique American                                                       SB: M. Kramer
Committee, a Wharton alumnae group         treasure, and WJO provides a great fo-                                                                         Pelham Conquers Gothams Twice
that provides volunteer consulting ser-    rum to spread this rich culture. I look               Andrew Morris                                       Saturday, July 4, Glover Field at 10:10 a.m.
vices to nonprofit organizations.           forward to opportunities that showcase                                                       The Pelham Mets had to get a game-winning home run from Jerry DeFabbia
      WJO is a world-class local re-       the musical talent of the Orchestra and                                                in the bottom of the seventh to beat the New York Gothams, 7-4. The Mets then
                                                                                      Arts, ArtsWestchester and the Aaron
source made up of 17 musicians who         expand the programs of this important                                                  routed the Gothams in the second game, 13-1.
                                                                                      Copland Fund for Music as well as by
are among today’s jazz greats. The         organization.”                                                                               The Mets had no picnic in the first contest. They had to overcome three
                                                                                      numerous individuals.
orchestra, which has been thrilling             WJO is a nonprofit organization                                                    Gotham leads before DeFabbia’s three-run blast, breaking a 4-4 tie. DeFabbia
                                                                                           For more information, visit WJO’s
Westchester residents with concerts        and concerts are partially funded by                                                   helped in the second game as well, getting three more hits, including a second
                                                                                      Web site at www.westjazzorch.org.
since 2003, received national recog-       the New York State Council on the                                                      home run of the day, and five runs batted in, making it a total of 9 RBI’s on four
                                                                                                                                  hits for the day.

    Week of Philanthropy Kicks Off August 3                                                                                             In the first game, Gotham got two runs in the very first inning on an error at
                                                                                                                                  second and RBI singles from Carter Salem and AJ Triano. It was only the second
                                                                                                                                  time this year that the Mets were behind 2-0 before scoring.
          at Morton’s The Steakhouse                                                                                                    The Mets finally broke out with two runs in the fourth on an error at short, a
                                                                                                                                  double by Ed Betances, an RBI groundout by DeFabbia, and a single to center by
     Morton’s The Steakhouse is kick-      us to combine two things that, as a             August     4:    Gilda’s   Club        Jeremy Torres. That tied it at two runs each.
ing off its first “A Steak in Our Com-      company, Morton’s takes great pride        Westchester                                       In the fifth, Gotham went ahead when Ray Klaber smashed a rocket homer
munity,” a seven-night fundraiser to       in: supporting the local community              August 5: Police Benevolent As-        over the right center field fence. Bob Carrion followed with an infield single and
benefit a total of eight area nonprofit      and creating exceptional dining ex-        sociation of the City of White Plains       Randy Adames singled to right, but Sammy Dominguez hit into a double play,
organizations. Beginning August 3,         periences for our guests,” said Kim        and The White Plains Professional           ending the rally.
eight local nonprofit organizations —       O’Donnell, sales and marketing man-        Firefighters Association                           The Mets tied the game again in the sixth when Zach Small singled to left
Monday through Sunday — will reap          ager at Morton’s White Plains loca-             August 6: March of Dimes               and scored on a double to center by Calvin Sigelbaum.
a share of the proceeds at the White       tion. “We hope to make this an annual           August 7: Make a Wish of Hud-                In the sixth, Gotham went ahead for the third time. Sigelbaum booted Sa-
Plains restaurant location.                event. There are so many deserving         son Valley                                  lem’s grounder and then stole second. With one out, Zach Karson singled in Sa-
     A sumptuous three-course meal         nonprofit organizations in town, and             August 8: Blythedale Children’s        lem. It could have been worse.
(featuring a choice of salad, entrée       we’re excited about working with           Hospital                                          With the score 4-3, the Mets tied the game at 4-4 when Small singled to left
and dessert) will be available to diners   eight organizations this time around.”          August 9: Habitat for Humanity         and Sigelbaum doubled to center.
during the week for $75, with $25 of            The lineup of nonprofits and their          Reservations for the evening of              In the Gotham’s final at-bat, Klaber bunted safely to the left side, but Car-
each dinner donated to that evening’s      scheduled evenings are as follows:         choice are recommended and can be           rion slammed into a double play the hard way. After the catcher to first base out,
designated charity.                             August 3: Food Bank for               made by calling 914-683-6101.               Klaber broke for third and was easily tagged out.
     “This is a great opportunity for      Westchester                                                                                  In the Mets’ big seventh, Ted Kramer grounded to third but Bautista walked
                                                                                                                                  and went to second on a wild pitch. The strategy was to intentionally walk Be-
                                                                                                                                  tances, and then, on the first pitch, DeFabbia uncorked the big game winning
                                                                                                                                  home run.
   Historical Re-Enactment Group to Headline                                                                                           LINE SCORE:
    Entertainment at Polish Heritage Festival                                                                                          Team
                                                                                                                                       NY Gothams
                                                                                                                                                              1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
                                                                                                                                                              2 0 0 0 1 1 0 -4 8 2
     A historical re-enactment group       astery during the 1655 Swedish del-        can also meet this year’s Pulaski Day            Pelham Mets            0 0 0 2 1 1 3 - 7 10 2
will open a portal into history when       uge. Dressed in costumes of the time       Parade marshal and the reigning Miss             Batteries: Ferguson & Dominguez, Darcy, McFarlin (6) & Small
they perform for visitors at this year’s   period, they portray characters who        Polonia.                                         WP: Mcfarlin, 2-0     LP: Ferguson
32nd Annual Polish Heritage Festival       one would have encountered in a Pol-             Admission and parking for the              HR: DeFabbia
on Sunday, July 19, from 11 a.m. to        ish Lithuanian Commonwealth during         festival are free.                               2B: Betances, Sigelbaum, Gelston
7 p.m., at Kensico Dam Plaza in Val-       the 17th century. In addition, the fes-          This event is sponsored by                 SB: Gelston
halla.                                     tival will also feature live Polka music   Westchester County Parks and the                 DP’s: Bautista, Kramer & Betances
       The Banner of Jasna Gora will       by the Gemtones and the Polonaise          Westchester Pulaski Association.
                                                                                                                                                             Second Game, at 12:12 p.m.
present a rare opportunity for visitors    Dancers of Maspeth, Queens, cos-                 The Kensico Dam Plaza is located
                                                                                                                                        The Mets got four consecutive hits in the first inning, good for two runs. The
to learn about and interact with a pe-     tumed dancers in traditional dress who     at the northern end of the Bronx River
                                                                                                                                  Gothams got one back in their first frame when Rob Shimaski and Sam Domin-
riod of Polish history that is largely     will perform folk dances. The children     Parkway in Valhalla, and is acces-
                                                                                                                                  quez both singled. But that was it as the Mets continued to pound away. DeFabbia
unknown to modern society. The group       of the Polska Subotnia Szkola group,       sible via the Westchester BEE-LINE
                                                                                                                                  hit a two-run blast in the third and then the Mets put the game out of reach with
comprises historical re-enactors from      a heritage group from the Church of        bus system, Route #6 from the White
                                                                                                                                  six runs in the fourht on four consecutive hits. They unloaded again in the fifth on
New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania         Saint Casimir in Yonkers, will recite      Plains TransCenter. For more informa-
                                                                                                                                  four more hits, ending the abbreviated game, 13-1.
and Delaware and is named in honor of      famous Polish poetry and sing tradi-       tion, call 914-864-PARK or visit www.
                                                                                                                                        The Mets are now 16-0 in the WBA. They are 5-2 in the Tri-County League,
the defenders of the Jasna Gora Mon-       tional children’s folk songs. Visitors     westchestergov.com/parks
                                                                                                                                  with tons of games in the next two weeks.

 Playland Introduces ‘Stimulus’ Plan for Visitors                                                                                       LINE SCORE:
                                                                                                                                        Team                   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
                                                                                                                                        Pelham Mets            2 0 2 6 3 x x - 13 15 1
     Ride a little or ride a lot — Play-        Playland is open on Tuesdays          a Fun Band, a non-rider band or can
                                                                                                                                        NY Gothams             1 0 0 0 0 x x- 1 5 1
land makes it easy to visit the famed      and Thursdays, from 12 to 10 p.m.;         be used to go on rides. Resident Fun
                                                                                                                                        BATTERIES: Gazzola, Martinez (5) & M. Samela, Gallo, Adames (4) Faith-
amusement park in Rye and has the          Wednesdays and Fridays, from 12            Band purchases include entry for mini
                                                                                                                                  ful (5) & Dominguez
most economical entrance fees around.      to 11 p.m.; Saturdays, from 12 p.m.        golf and Playland Beach and Pool.
                                                                                                                                        WP: Gazzola, 2-0     LP: Gallo
And now, visitors can take advantage       to midnight; and Sundays, from 12               Acceptable proof of residency
                                                                                                                                        HR: DeFabbia
of a new value package, as Playland        to 10:30 p.m. The park is closed on        is a Westchester County Park Pass,
                                                                                                                                        2B: Volpe, Sigelbaum (2)
announces its new “Stimulus 2009,”         Mondays except for Labor Day.              a New York State driver’s license or
                                                                                                                                        HB: Volpe, Sigelbaum
which gives them entry and four rides                Playland’s other low pay-        non-driver I.D., a county school photo
of their choice for only $12.              one-price admission bands include          I.D., report card or credit card with
     The stimulus deal is designed         unlimited ride Fun Bands for $25 for       zip code verification.
for those who want to visit for a          Westchester residents and $30 for               Parking is $4 weekdays and $5
                                                                                                                                                                                 Lou Vendetti/Venbro Industries
short time and visit often. The new        non-residents. Twilight Fun Bands          weekends and holidays.
$12 Stimulus Band can be purchased         sold after 6 p.m. are discounted by $5.         Playland can be reached by tak-                                                                   Sat. July 18th 10:00 AM
separately or in combination with any      Junior Fun Bands for children under        ing the New England Thruway (I-95)
other entry bands offered. The Stimu-      36 inches are free with an adult Fun       to Playland Parkway exit 19. Call
lus Band is valid the day of purchase      Band purchase (maximum two Junior          914-813-7010 or visit www.RyePlay-                                             Full Payment Auction Day Within 30-Minutes of Auction By Cash or Check W/Bank Letter of Guaranteed Payment. Cash Purchasers: $200.00 Cash
only and can be purchased any day          Fun Bands per adult Fun Band). Non-        land.org for more information.                   Deposit At Registration.                                                                 13% BP. Subject To Deletions. Check Web Site for Updates.
                                                                                                                                                                               Entirety Bid: Tract 1 & 2. Tract 1: 2-4 Sarnowski Dr, Commercial Warehouse w/Offices. Tract 2: 6 Sarnowski Dr. Scotia, NY, Commercial

during the season. Fun Band upgrades       riders pay $3 for Westchester residents         For Bee-Line bus routes to Play-                               Warehouse w/Offices. Both shall be offered as an entirety package and individually. Tract 3: “Skyway Plaza”, 14 Saratoga Rd, Scotia, NY . Visit Web Site or Call for
                                                                                                                                                            More Details.                                                                  Entirety Bid: T-1 & T-2: $20,000.00 Down Payment Plus 12% Buyer’s Premium.
                                                                                                                                                              Individual Bids: Tract 1, 2 & 3: $10,000 Down Payment Plus 12% Buyer’s Premium                    . Auction Day in Cash or Guaranteed Funds ONLY. No Credit
and the park’s weatherproof policy do      and $5 for non-residents. Fun Card         land, visit www.westchestergov.com/                                                                       Cards. Funds Must Be Shown at Registration. Tract 3-Sells From Tract 1 at 12:00 Noon. Close By 9-10-09.

not apply. Rides are subject to height     points from prior seasons, valued at       beelinebus.
restrictions.                              $1 a point, can be used to purchase                                                                                                                                                                                                 (518) 895-8150 x103

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                                                                                           Westchester County District At-          Shop on Halstead Avenue in Harrison,           ately thereafter. DNA evidence col-
                                                                                      torney Janet DiFiore announced that           followed a 14-year-old girl into the           lected from the defendant confirmed
                                                    Catamount Adventure Park          Kamal Ahmed, 41, of New Rochelle,             store’s bathroom.                              the child’s account of the incident.
                                                    Route 23, Hillsdale, NY 12529     was sentenced recently to a determinate            He then restrained the victim                  A permanent order of protection
                                                    or S. Egremont, MA 01258          sentence of three years in state prison       by pushing her up against a wall and           in favor of the victim will remain in ef-
                                                                                      on his April 2009 guilty plea to one          pinned her there using his body. At that       fect until July 8, 2023.
                                                                                                       count of sexual abuse        point the defendant repeatedly touched              Upon release from prison, the de-
                                                                                                        in the first degree, a       and sexually assaulted her.                    fendant will be required to register as
                                                                                                        class “D” felony.                The victim fought off the defen-          a convicted sex offender under New
                                                                                                             On July 30,            dant and fled from the bathroom.                York State’s Sex Offender Registry
                                                                                                        2008, at approxi-                Police were immediately called            Act, commonly known as Megan’s
                                                                                                        mately 7:45 p.m.,           and the victim provided the police with        Law.
                                                                                                        the defendant, an           a description of the defendant.                     Assistant District Attorney Fredric
                                                                                                        employee of The                  The defendant was arrested by             Green, chief of the Sex Crimes Bureau,
                                                                                                        Harrison       Donut        Harrison police in his store immedi-           prosecuted the case.
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                 Seniors and Health Care
         New Center Brings Pediatric Specialty                                                                                         Westchester Medical Group
              Services Close to Home                                                                                                     Signs Purchase Lease
           A Full Spectrum                 nization efforts. “We have a unique           coordination of care between special-             The     Westchester
        of Pediatric Specialists           opportunity to serve the community            ists, primary care physicians, patients     Medical Group (WMG),
     Opening this summer, the new          with this pediatric specialty center,”        and their families. Community pedia-        one     of    Westchester
Children’s Health and Wellness Cen-        said Arguello. For now, the center will       tricians need only make one phone           County’s largest multi-
ter at Danbury Hospital will bring a       include physicians associated with            call to access a full gamut of pediatric    specialty medical prac-
number of pediatric subspecialists to-     Danbury Hospital and Maria Fareri             subspecialties for their patients.          tices, has signed a lease
gether under one roof, making it more      Children’s Hospital in New York, al-                • Provides convenient access to       to occupy 31,662 square
convenient for families in Connecti-       though specialists from other institu-        physician offices and services with          feet at 2700 Westchester
cut and nearby New York to access          tions may eventually join, as well.           ample, ground-level parking, a plus         Ave. in Purchase. This
                                                                                                                                     space will serve as the
high-quality, specialized care for their              High-Quality Care                  for families with strollers and wheel                                      A rendering of WMG’s proposed corporate
                                                                                                                                     company’s         corporate        headquarters, to be built in Purchase
children and adolescents.                             is the Top Priority                chairs.
                                                                                                                                     headquarters and will
     Located at 79 Sand Pit Rd. in               “It’s important to note that pa-                Diabetes, an Epidemic
                                                                                                                                     provide ease of access to
Danbury, the center will have pedi-        tients and their families will continue                  Among Children                   other properties that WMG occupies team to provide coordinated, efficient
atric specialists in endocrinology,        receiving the same high-quality care                Dr. Arguello hopes Danbury            within the county. Frank Tomasulo, and quality care to its patients through
pulmonology, cardiology, genetics,         they are accustomed to — just in a            Hospital’s pediatric specialty center       senior vice president of CB Richard a state-of-the-art system of electronic
psychiatry, physiatry and gastroenter-     more child-friendly and convenient            will serve as a regional resource for       Ellis’ Westchester/Fairfield operation, medical records and onsite radiol-
ology. The 4,000-square-foot facility      setting,” emphasized Greg Dworkin,            families and physicians. Future plans       represented WMG in the transaction.      ogy and laboratory testing. WMG
includes examination and consulta-         MD, chief of pediatric pulmonology            include recruiting additional special-            Dr. Simeon Schwartz, president has offices conveniently throughout
tion rooms, physicians’ offices and         at Danbury Hospital. Dr. Dworkin is           ists as community needs change and          of WMG, said he expects to move Westchester County, — in White
a conference center for community          director the hospital’s long-standing         working toward accreditation from           administrative departments in Octo- Plains, Rye, Purchase, Scarsdale and
educational forums. Laboratory ser-        asthma management program, which              the American Diabetes Association.          ber after the Purchase office space is Yonkers — as well as two Urgent
vices are conveniently located on-site,    is also moving to the new center.                   “We’re seeing an epidemic in          built out. About 15,000 square feet of Care Centers open seven days a week.
as well.                                         A virtual, interactive fish tank,        type two diabetes that correlates to the    vacated offices at the WMG main of- WMG’s physicians are affiliated with
Coordinated, Comprehensive Care            computer stations, three-dimensional          increasing rate of childhood obesity,”      fices at 210 Westchester Ave. will then White Plains Hospital Center, Green-
                                                                                                                                     be converted to clinical services.       wich Hospital and Lawrence Hospi-
     in a Child-Friendly Setting           murals and contemporary furnishings           he said. “We hope to make significant
      “The opening of the center dem-      are among the many child-friendly             strides in the prevention, diagnosis              With more than 150 physicians tal.
                                                                                                                                     in its 11 locations, WMG works as a          For more information, visit www.
onstrates Danbury Hospital’s commit-       design elements at the center. “We            and treatment of obesity and diabe-                                                  westchestermed.com.
ment to strengthening pediatric ser-       wanted to create a non-threatening,           tes in the region.” Danbury Hospital
vices in the community by improving
                                                                                                                                           New York-Presbyterian
                                           soothing environment where children           began offering pediatric endocrinol-
access to high-quality, subspecialty       and teens can feel comfortable about          ogy services just a few months ago
pediatric care,” said Raul A. Arguello,    visiting the doctor,” said Arguello.          and already the caseload exceeds 100
MD, chairman of the Department of
Pediatrics at Danbury Hospital. Ar-
                                                Having Pediatric Specialists
                                                  at One Central Location:
                                                                                         patients. The hospital plans to recruit
                                                                                         a second pediatric endocrinologist
                                                                                                                                          Hosts Annual Health Fair
guello, who joined the hospital a year           • Makes it easier for parents to        to keep up with the demand for ser-               New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s                  ing depression, anxiety management,
ago, is a pediatric endocrinologist        schedule timely appointments with             vices.                                      Westchester division will present its                   substance abuse and related disorders,
with a specialty in childhood diabetes     one or more specialists. Having spe-                Although diabetes poses serious       second annual Community Behavioral                      as well as on available treatment servic-
and obesity.                               cialists close to home eliminates the         consequences, the disease can be ef-        Health Fair on Thursday, July 23, from                  es. The fair is open to the public and free
     The new outpatient center builds      stress and lost time from work and            fectively managed with proper patient       12 to 3 p.m., on the hospital’s campus at               of charge. No registration is required.
upon Danbury Hospital’s many pe-           school that comes with traveling great        education. “Our goal is to empower          21 Bloomingdale Rd. in White Plains.                         In addition to hospital staff being
diatric initiatives, from its highly ef-   distances to see a specialist or tap oth-     children and their parents so they can            The event, sponsored by the hospi-                on hand to answer questions about men-
                                                                                                                                     tal’s Patient Care Services Department,                 tal health issues and providing behav-
fective asthma management program          er resources                                  make decisions that will improve the
                                                                                                                                     is intended to provide information on                   ioral health information, there will be
to its successful childhood immu-                • Enhances communication and            quality of their lives,” said Arguello.
                                                                                                                                     various behavioral health issues, includ-               giveaways and refreshments.

            Federal Stimulus Money Awarded
         to Open Door Family Medical Centers                                                                                                                                                     Cash for
       Open Door Family Medical Cen-
ters recently announced that they have
                                                 • Installation of an elevator pro-
                                           viding access to the second floor
                                                                                         results and communication between all
                                                                                         Open Door offices, providers and pa-                                                                     Clunkers
received $1.3 million from the Ameri-            • Creation of a central patient re-     tients directly
can Recovery and Reinvestment Act          cord room                                          About Open Door Family Medi-                 The government’s Cash For Clunkers                voucher.
(ARRA). The stimulus funds will be               • Creation of three dental exam         cal Centers: Open Door serves a             program can help get gas guzzlers off the                     • If you trade in a pickup or SUV (in-
used to make physical improvements         rooms                                         vast multi-cultural community and           road and shave thousands of dollars off the             cluding a minivan) that gets 18 mpg or less,
at three of the federally qualified com-          • Provide access for 1,000 dental       has provided top-quality medical and        price of a new vehicle.                                 your new vehicle must get at least 5 mph
munity health center’s four sites in       patients. (Currently an estimated 1,000       dental care and social services to the            Passenger vehicles that are traded in             higher to qualify for a $4,500 voucher.
Westchester County.                        people from the Sleepy Hollow com-            Westchester community, particularly         must be newer than 1984 models and get                        • Trucks and vans weighing between
      “We are delighted to receive this    munity travel to Ossining for dental          the economically disadvantaged, for         less than 18 mpg. For certain trucks, the               6,000 and 8,500 pounds that get 15 mpg
second wave of stimulus funding,”          services)                                     37 years. The organization has four         model year must be 2001 and 15 mpg. The                 qualify for vouchers of between $3,500 and
                                                                                                                                     vehicle must be drivable. You can’t take an             $4,500.
said Lindsay Farrell, Open Door’s                Port Chester                            centers in Westchester located in Os-
                                                                                                                                     old vehicle from a junkyard and use it to                     • Finally, if an older vehicle has a
president and CEO. “Access to capital            • Expansion of medical services         sining, Port Chester, Mt. Kisco and
                                                                                                                                     trade in. All vehicles that are traded in are           trade-in value greater than the amounts
has been an enormous challenge for us      to allow for three additional providers       Sleepy Hollow. In addition, Open Door       to be scrapped to get them off the road.                being offered, you won’t benefit from the
for so many years, these funds from the    and 11 additional exam rooms                  operates school-based health centers in           Here are some specifics for the pro-               vouchers.
Recovery Act will be put to immediate            • Provide access for 3,000 new          Port Chester at The Edison Elemen-          gram:                                                         If a dealer is offering incentives such
and good use.”                             patients                                      tary School, Kennedy Magnet School,               • You must buy your new vehicle be-               as thousands of dollars off the price of a
      The ARRA funds will be used for            • Completion of Wellness Center         Port Chester Middle School and Port         tween July 1 and November 1, 2009.                      vehicle, you can add that discount to the
the following projects:                    for rollout of new Living Well Pro-           Chester High School. In 2008, approx-             • The new vehicle must cost less than             voucher amounts. The dealers themselves
      Ossining                             gram                                          imately 40,000 patients were treated        $45,000.                                                will get the vouchers from the government
      • Addition of two new family               IT Improvements                         at Open Door, making 178,000 pa-                  • You must have been the owner of                 via electronic access.
medicine and pediatric exam rooms                • Improve speed, access and reli-       tient visits. Over 9,000 children were      record of the old vehicle for a minimum of                    If you’re unsure what gas mileage
      • Provide access for 1,000 new       ability for electronic patient medical        treated during that same year. Funding      one year.                                               your current vehicle gets, go online to
patients                                   records (EMR) to accommodate addi-            for the federally qualified community              • If you trade in a passenger car that            www.fueleconomy.gov for information.
      • Improvement of patient flow on      tional providers                              health center comes from local, state       gets 18 mpg or less, the new vehicle must               Any new vehicle will have the mileage on
first floor                                        • Rollout of pilot project for a “Pa-   and federal grants as well as private       get 10 mpg more to qualify for the $4,500               the window sticker.
      Sleepy Hollow                        tient Portal” that will provide access to     foundations and individuals.                voucher.                                                      David Uffington regrets that he can-
                                                                                                                                           • If you trade in a passenger car that            not personally answer reader questions,
                                                                                                                                     gets 18 mpg or less, the new vehicle must               but will incorporate them into his column
                              Social Security Column                                                                                 get 4 mpg more to qualify for a $3,500
                                                                                                                                                                                             whenever possible. Write to him in care of
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                                       Questions and Answers                                                                               • If you trade in a pickup or SUV
                                                                                                                                     (including a minivan) that gets 18 mpg
                                                                                                                                                                                             536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send
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By Susan Sobel, Social Security            change could result in a penalty being        calling 800-772-1213 (TTY 800-325-                                                                       (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.
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FBLA Conference
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                                          the past few years. We are proud of
                                          all our competitors —competing
                                                                                                 Bongiovi Opens Local Night Club!
                                          at the national level gives students
verse order the final winners. When        the opportunity to compete with the
my name was announced for third           most gifted and talented students in
place, it was a great feeling of ac-      the nation — what an incredible ex-
complishment after a year of hard         perience for all students involved.”
work and with my Dad watching                  The other MHS students who
from the front row.”                      competed at the national conference
     Eileen Multari, advisor to MHS       in various speaking, digital video
FBLA, which has won first place in         and computer events were Matt
the New York State Chapter of the         Kanterman, Rory O’Connor, Sam
Year competition for the past two         Saideman and Josh Saideman.
years, was also there to share in Sil-         FBLA has over 250,000 mem-
verstein’s achievement. "We have          bers worldwide and the National
been very successful in the state         Leadership Conference is hosted in a
competitions for a number of years.       different city each year in the United
Several of our members have placed        States.
in FBLA national competitions over

Mighty Oaks                                tions going on this year. “With proper
                                           care and a little luck the tree can be
Continued from Page 2                      around for the park’s 500-year cel-
                                           ebrations in 2409,” Lawyer said.
ally reach heights of 65 to 85 feet. In          Second, this represents the first
open areas such as RTP, white oaks         step in the park and Friends of Rye
develop into a massive broad-topped        Town Park’s goal of planting new
tree with great limbs striking out at      shade trees to replace some of the 19
wide angles.                               dead trees that were removed from the
     Many other educational initia-        park in 2008.                             By Liz Ehrlich                               feeling further heightened by the el-      the club’s mood each night. “I believe
tives are planned leading up to the              And finally, the Bartlett Tree Ex-        Matt Bongiovi, brother to fa-           egant atmosphere the venue provides.       this is the next generation of an ultra
2013 GCA centennial. The two clubs         perts Company has co-sponsored the        mous singer/songwriter Jon Bon Jovi,         “Whether you’re a multimillionaire         lounge. What was hot a few years ago
plan to publish an online tree identi-     planting as part of their commitment      recently announced the opening of his        or working a labor job and saved up        may not be today. I’m a big believer
fication guide, undertake tree propa-       to sustainable tree care. Bartlett was    new ultra lounge/boutique nightclub,         money to take out a date, you should       in leading the parade; not being at the
gation projects for elementary school      founded in 1907 with the mission of       84 Park. Located just around the cor-        be treated the same,” Bongiovi said.       tail end of it,” Bongiovi stated.
children, including collecting and         providing preventive care that would      ner at 84 West Park Pl. in Stamford,         “You should be feeling like you’re the           “Whether you are the young
planting acorns, sponsor tree identifi-     assure good health, longevity, beauty     Conn., 84 Park offers a venue for the        reason for the party; you’ve earned it     professional, 21 and over, looking
cation walks and publish an ongoing        and safety for their clients’ trees.      young professional — complete with           one way or another, and we’re here to      for a place to unwind after work or
series of articles on trees including            The new white oak tree can be       dancing and DJ-driven music — that,          provide that service.”                     the trend-setter, 84 Park will be ’the
their care and culture.                    found in the northwestern section of      according to Bongiovi, sports “an                 84 Park is on the cutting edge        place’ to be seen,” he added.
     Rye Town Park Celebrates              the 28-acre park, not far from the For-   upscale flair with a New York/South           of nightclub technology, boasting an             For further information regard-
              a Milestone                  est/Rye Beach pedestrian entrance.        Beach feel.”                                 entire ceiling covered in LED change-      ing club hours, reservations, bottle
     The tree is an important addition     Persons interested in helping in the           Bottle service, fine wines and li-       able lights and offering a variety of      service and more, call 203-973-0300
to the park for many other reasons.        park’s tree planting project can con-     quors are offered to the club’s clientele,   wall textures and lighting; the possible   or visit www.84park.com.
First, it is being planted in 2009 as      tact the park at 914-967-0965.            who are treated like celebrities — a         colors are unlimited and meant to set
part of the park’s centennial celebra-

                                                                                               News from the City of Mount Vernon
    View your favorite paper online                                                      On Thursday, July 2, Mt. Ver- source of funding for this first-of-its- individuals who donated time, exper-
                                                                                    non Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. and kind partnership between the City of tise and/or materials: Peter Waczel &
  ... log on to risingmediagroup.com                                                Planning Commissioner Jeff Wil- Mount Vernon, local volunteers and Anna Snider of Cornell Cooperative
                                                                                    liams held a ceremony at the Third community organizations. Construc- Extension; Russ LeCount of Bissel
                                                                                    Street Firehouse to dedicate the City tion of the planting beds was com- Gardens; Chris Tessein of Commo-
                                                                                    of Mount Vernon’s first community pleted by workers in training from the dore Construction Co.; K&B Signs;
                                                                                                      garden. However, city’s Construction Trades Program. Windy Farms; Rev. Beverly Fuller of
Notice of formation of RE-        Notice of formation of WPS         Notice of Formation of Au- it was a group of Representatives from Cornell Uni- Faith Christian Assembly; Leonard
BERT SALES LLC, Arts.             MARKETING AND CON-                 rora Consulting Experts young                children versity Cooperative Extension, Bissel Hunter of the NYS Black Farmers
Of Org. filed with the Sect’y      SULTING, LLC Arts. Of              LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with      from the Mount Gardens of the Bronx and the NYS Assoc.; Mount Vernon YMCA; Com-
of State of NY (SSNY) on          Org. filed with the Sect’y          the Sect’y of State of NY Vernon Y, eager to Black Farmers Association lent their munity Service Associates; Senior
5/18/2009 Office location,         of State of NY (SSNY) on           (SSNY) on 5/29/2009 Of- get their hands dirty expertise in consulting roles.                      Program of the Doles Center; volun-
County of Westchester.            5/14/2009 Office location,          fice location, County of and plant seeds,                    Although overall planning and teers Mary Cameron, Elizabeth Jor-
The Street address is: 7          County of Westchester.             Westchester. The street ad- who were the stars oversight of the project was through dan, Paul Davis and Damian Davis;
Ramapo Trail, Harrison, NY        The Street address is: 40          dress is none. SSNY has of the event.                  the city’s Department of Planning and Department of Public Works and the
10528.. SSNY has been             Turner Lane, Mount Kisco,          been designated as agent               A    Commu- Community Development, this was Mount Vernon Fire Department.
designated as agent of the        NY 10549. SSNY has been            of the LLC upon whom nity Development a true cooperative effort with thanks
LLC upon whom process             designated as agent of the         process against it may be Block Grant was the going out to the following groups and
against it may be served.         LLC upon whom process              served. SSNY shall mail
SSNY shall mail process           against it may be served.          process served to: The
                                                                                                      J & I Real Estate LLC, Ar-
served to: Rebert Sales
LLC, 7 Ramapo Trail, Har-
                                  SSNY shall mail process
                                  served to: The LLC, 40
                                                                     LLC, Attn: Aaron Boyajian,
                                                                     Esq., One North Broadway,
                                                                                                      ticles of Org. filed N.Y. Sec
                                                                                                      of State (SSNY) 19th day
                                                                                                                                                       Change of Hours
rison, NY 10528. Purpose:         Turner Lane, Mount Kisco,
any lawful act.
#6012 6/19-7/24
                                  NY 10549. Purpose: any
                                                                     Ste. 800, White Plains, NY
                                                                     10601. Purpose: any lawful
                                                                                                      of February 2009. Office
                                                                                                      in Westchester Co. at 38
                                                                                                                                                         of Operation
                                  lawful act.                        act.
                                 Notice of formation of OT
                                                                                                      Stratton Road, New Ro-
                                                                                                      chelle, New York 10804.                        at Glen Island Beach
    D & G Flooring LLC                                              Notice of Formation of a          SSNY designated agent
Notice of formation of D         Plus of NY: OT, PT and             Limited Liability Company                                                Beginning Saturday, July only. The hours during the week
                                                                                                      upon whom process may
& G Flooring LLC. Arts of        Speech Services, PLLC, a           (LLC). Name: Grande Nat-                                           11, the hours of operation at will remain at 11 a.m. to 6:30
                                                                                                      be served. SSNY shall mail
                                 professional service limited       urals, LLC, Articles of Orga-
Org. filed with the Secretary                                                                          copy of process to 38 Strat- Glen Island Beach in New Ro- p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays
                                 liability company. Date of         nization filed with the sec-
of State of NY (SSNY) on                                                                              ton Road, New Rochelle, chelle will be 10 a.m. to 5:30 and Fridays. The beach is closed
                                 filing the articles of forma-       retary of state of New York
5/19/2009. Office Location:                                                                            New York 10804. Reg. p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays Mondays and Tuesdays.
Westchester. The street          tion with the Department of        (SSNY) n 5/21/2009. Of-           Agt. Upon whom process
address is: 2595 Mercer          State: May 25, 2009. Coun-         fice location: Westchester         may be served: Spiegel &
                                 ty in which company’s office        County. SSNY has been
Ct., Yorktown Heights, NY
10598. SSNY has been             is located: Westchester.           designated as agent of the
                                                                                                      Utrera, P.A., P.C. 1 Maiden
                                                                                                      Lane, NYC 10038. 1- 800-
                                                                                                                                              Colavita                     Joseph Villanueva are the two
                                                                                                                                                                           Democrats running for Town
designated as agent of the       Principal business loca-
                                 tion street address” 1034
                                                                    LLC upon whom process             576-1100. Purpose: any                  Re-Election                  Board. Last year, Doody-Do-
                                                                    against it may be served,
LLC upon whom process
                                 N. Broadway, Suite 205,
                                                                                                      lawful purpose.                   Continued from Page 1 herty was elected to the Town
against it may be served.                                           SSNY shall mail a copy of         #6006 6-12-17
                                 Yonkers, NY 10701. The             process to: C/0 Grande                                              for this town will include senior Board, defeating Salanitro by
SSNY mail process served
to D& G Flooring LLC,            Secretary of State has             Naturals, LLC, 24 Rid-                                              citizen housing, improvements several hundred votes, with high
2595 Mercer Ct., Yorktown        been designated as agent           geview Ave, White Plains, Notice of Formation of 107                at Lake Isle, even more beau- numbers of Eastchester Demo-
Heights, NY 10598. Pur-          of the company upon whom           NY 10606. Purpose: Any Holdings, LLC Arts.of Org,                   tification, remediation of flood crats coming out to vote for Ba-
pose: any lawful act.            process against it may be          Lawful Purpose. Latest filed with the Sec’t of State                 problems and most importantly rak Obama in the presidential
# 6021 (7/3-8/7)                 served. Post office address         date upon which LLC is to of NY (SSNY) on 2/24/2009                 keeping Eastchester affordable. race and Doody-Doherty.
                                 to which the Secretary of          dissolve: No specific date.        Office location, County of         That is what we will deliver as         This year, Eastchester Re-
                                 State shall mail a copy                                              Westchester. The street           our community progresses.”         publicans are hoping to have a
                                 of any process against it                                            address is: 107 West Post              “Tough economic times better chance at victory without
                                 served upon him or her:            Notice of Formation of Road, White Plains, NY                       call for competent leadership Obama at the top of the ticket.
of DarkSide Dubs, LLC.
                                 1034 N. Broadway, Suite            Crimson Partners LLC Arts. 10606. SSNY has been                                                             “Last year we had the
Article of Organization filed                                                                                                            and that is exactly what this
                                 205, Yonkers, NY 10701.            Of Org. filed with the Sect’y designated as agent of the                                                Obama factor. This year we
with the Secretary of State                                                                                                             ticket will provide the good cit-
                                 The character of the busi-         of State of NY (SSNY) on LLC upon whom process
of NY (SSNY) on 03/03/09.                                                                                                               izens of Eastchester, Tuckahoe have the Colavita factor,”
                                 ness: the practice of occu-        5/18/2009 Office location, against it may be served.                                                    Salanitro said.
Office location: Westchester                                                                                                             and Bronxville,” he said.
                                 pational therapy, physical         county of Westchester. The SSNY shall mail process                                                          Colavita thanked everyone
County. SSNY has been                                                                                                                        Marcotte focused on her
                                 therapy and speech/lan-            street address is: 4 Lon- served to: Mario Aloia, 107                                                  for their continued support and
designated as agent upon                                                                                                                accomplishments as a Town
                                 guage pathology.                   gledge Drive, Rye Brook, West Post Road, White
whom process against it
                                                                    NY 10573. SSNY has been Plains, NY 10606. Purpose:                  Board member and leader of pledged to campaign vigorously
may be served. SSNY shall
                             #6025 7-3/8-7                          designated as agent of the any lawful act.                          the community. She pledged to along with Marcotte and Salani-
mail a copy of any process
                                                                    LLC upon whom process #6003 6/12-17                                 continue her hard work and de- tro in the upcoming months.
against the LLC served                                                                                                                  termination to make Eastchester         Republicans currently hold
                                                                    against it may be served.
upon him is 12 Scenic Dr.                                                                                                               even better. “I will be running    a 4-1 majority on the Town
                                                                    SSNY shall mail process
Apt E, Croton-On-Hudson, Notice of Formation of a                                                                                       on my record of hard work, im- Board, with Doody-Doherty
                                                                    served to: The LLC, 4 Lon- PELLEGRINI & MENDOZA
NY 10520. Purpose: Any Limited Liability company
                                                                    gledge Drive, Rye Brook, LLP, a registered limited lia-             plementing new initiatives and the lone Democrat. Look for
lawful act or activity.       (LLC): Name: KJ LIFE                  NY 10573. Purpose: any           bility partnership (LLP) filed      constantly trying to improve the Colavita, Marcotte and Salani-
                              BRANDS LLC, Articles                  lawful act.                      its Cert. of Reg. with the         quality of life for our residents tro to review their successes
                              of Organization filed with             #5793 (5/29-7/3)                 Sec of State of NY (SSNY)          while keeping taxes down and in town government and look
Notice of formation of PAUL the Secretary of State                                                   on 4/24/09. NY Office loca-         services intact,” she said.        ahead with a specific plan to
BALL REALTY, LLC Arts. of New York (SSNY) on                         Notice of formation of KATH-
                                                                                                     tion: Westchester County.               Salanitro declared his can- build on the successes. “We will
Of Org. filed with the Sect’y 06/17/2009. Office loca-                 LEEN TRAYNOR ENTER-
                                                                                                     SSNY is designated as              didacy for the council based continue to keep Eastchester af-
of State of NY (SSNY) on tion: Westchester County,                   PRISES, LLC Arts. Of Org.
                                                                                                     agent upon whom process            upon his professional back- fordable, and we are not afraid
7/2/2009 Office location, SSNY has been designated                    filed with the Sect’y of State
                                                                                                     against the LLP may be
                                                                                                                                        ground, community involve- to make the cuts and improve-
County of Westchester. as agent of the LLC upon                      of NY (SSNY) on 6-25-2009
                                                                                                     served. SSNY shall mail a
                                                                                                                                        ment and his record of achieve- ments to keep taxes down. We
The street address is: 141 whom process against it                   Office location, County of
                                                                                                     copy of any process against
                                                                                                                                        ment during his past year of are better off that we were six
South Main Street, Port may be served. SSNY shall                                                    the LLP served upon him/
                                                                     Westchester. The street ad-                                        service to the town. He pledged years ago,” said Colavita.
Chester, NY 10573. SSNY mail a copy of process to:                   dress is: none. SSNY shall
                                                                                                     her to the LLP, 721 For-                                                   Colavita is also running on
                                                                                                                                        to continue the initiatives he
shall mail process served C/O KJ LIFE BRANDS LLC,                    mail process served to: c/o
                                                                                                     est Ave. Mamaroneck, NY                                               the Conservative and Indepen-
                                                                                                                                        developed and stated, “I will
to: The LLC, 141 South 229 A. Heritage Hills, Som-                                                   10543. Purpose: Law prac-
Main Street, Port Chester, ers, NY 10589. Purpose:
                                                                     McCarthy Fingar LLP, 11
                                                                                                     tice.                              always put the best interests of dence party lines.
                                                                     Martine Avenue, 12th Floor,                                                                                More to come on Doody-
NY 10573. Purpose: any Any Lawful Purpose, Latest                    White Plains, NY 10606-
                                                                                                     #6007 6-12-17                      Eastchester first, always.”
                                                                                                                                                                           Doherty and Villanueva in an
lawful act.                   date upon which LLC is to                                                                                      Town         Councilwoman
#6030 (7/17-8/21)             dissolve: No specific date.             1934. Purpose: any lawful                                          Christine Doody-Doherty and upcoming issue.
                                                                     #6031 (7/17-8/21)
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                                              Who, What, Where & When
  COUNTY PARKS PROGRAMS                     Cost: $10 for museum members; $15          of the event will be Dan Montez, the        Netsational Senior Dancers from the         a Blue Dress;” Movies for Kids (and
     July 19 - Kensico Dam Plaza -          for nonmembers; children under 12          artistic director of the Taconic Opera.     film “Gotta Dance” chronicles the de-        their Families) at Noon - August 1
Annual Polish Heritage Festival, 11         free and North Salem Residents free.       The selection will include choruses by      but of the New Jersey Nets’ first-ever       and 2: “A Night at the Opera;” tickets:
am to 7 pm; music, dance, poetry, folk      Join us for a delightful performance of    the opera greats: Verdi, Bizet, Puccini,    senior hip-hop dance team, 12 women         www.burnsfilmcenter.org or call 747-
songs and more; admission and park-         giant puppets and live music by Arm of     Wagner and more. You may also be the        and one man, all dance team newbies,        5555; Manville Road, Pleasantville.
ing are free; information: 864-PARK         the Sea Theatre celebrating the Quad-      lucky winner of a raffle to play the an-     from auditions through to center court
or www.westchestergov.com/parks.            ricentenniel. Tales of Henry Hudson’s      vil in the Anvil Chorus. Admission is       stardom; July 29” “Cold Souls” at 7:30             LIBRARY PROGRAMS
     July 25 - Lasdon Park & Arbo-          journey based on his ship’s log and the    $10 and includes refreshments and the       pm, $1, with special guest writer-direc-         July - White Plains Public Li-
retum - Hold onto your picnic blankets      people he encountered along the way        use of scores. Don’t miss what will be      tor Sophie Barthes; In the surreal com-     brary - For Adults - Summer Foreign
as the grounds of Lasdon Park resound       will provide a fun and educational eve-    the most entertaining choral event of       edy “Cold Souls,” Paul Giamatti plays       Film Festival: “Brothers” at 2 and 7
to a “Festival of Brass and Percussion:     ning for all.                              the summer season. For further infor-       an actor named Paul Giamatti. Stum-         pm; For children - July 27 at 7 pm and
Fanfare and Superman,” performed by               July 18 - BeanRunner Café -          mation, call 944-8109 or visit www.         bling upon an article in The New York-      July 31 at 4 pm - Trove Summer Flicks:
the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra            classical rock violinist Daisy Jopling     TaconicOpera.org.                           er about a high-tech company that ex-       “High School Musical 3 - Senior Year”
on Saturday night, July 25, from 6 to       returns at 7:30 pm, special guests in-                                                 tracts, deep-freezes and stores people’s    (rated G); July 28 at 4:30 pm – Fairy
8 pm. The concert is part of Lasdon’s       clude her new live band with their first       EDUCATION/INSTRUCTION                    souls, Giamatti very well might have        Fest, an afternoon of fairy magic, with
“Midsummer Night Music” series, a           performance; admission is $10 per               July 21 - Greenburgh Hebrew            found the key to happiness for which        games, crafts and fairy feasting (wear
salute to the brass and percussion sec-     person, limited seating, call 737-1701;    Center - will host a prospective mem-       he’s been searching. But complica-          a special outfit and bring your wings
tion, with works that highlight these       201 S. Division St at Esther, Peek-        ber open house on Tuesday, July 21,         tions arise when he is the unfortunate      and wand, if you care to; for children
two dramatic aspects of the orchestra.      skill.                                     from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the synagogue.      victim of “soul-trafficking.” Giamatti’s     going into 1st grade through 4th grade;
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for chil-         July-August - Westchester            Anyone interested in learning about         journey takes him all the way to Russia     July 29 at 7 pm: “Count Me In” Fam-
dren 6-12 and seniors. Admission is         Broadway Theatre - One night spe-          the two-day a week religious school,        in hopes of retrieving his stolen soul      ily Math Night at 7 pm, an evening of
free for children under age 6. All pro-     cials - July 20: “Blondes Have More        Sunday school (for younger children),       from an ambitious but talentless soap-      fun and games using all kinds of math,
ceeds from sales of tickets benefit the      Fun;” a Rod Stewart Tribute featur-        nursery school, teen youth group            opera actress. Information, tickets and     play “How Many in a Minute,” “Size
Friends of Westchester County Parks,        ing Rick Larimore; July 18: Doo Wop        (USY), sisterhood, social action or oth-    film trailers available at www.emellin.      Them Up,” “Guess Which One?” and
Inc. for the purpose of constructing        Evening: The Platters, Cornell Gunt-       er educational and fun social activities    org; box office 698-0098; located 153        more, moms and dads welcome; 100
a Glass House Conservatory, a large         er’s Coasters; August 11: “The Laughs      for adults and children, is encouraged      Library Ln. in Mamaroneck; informa-         Martine Ave. in White Plains; informa-
greenhouse at Lasdon Arboretum.             Are On Us” outstanding adult comedy        to attend. Free courtesy synagogue          tion: 698-3045, adrien.goulet@eme           tion: 422-1489.
Seating at the park is informal and         with six of stand-up’s best comedians,     membership is now available to fami-        lin.org or www.emelin.org.
concert-goers should bring blankets or      featuring the comedy of Angel Salazar,     lies who enroll their oldest child in the        August - Mt. Pleasant Commu-                    SINGLES EVENTS
chairs for seating on the lawn. Refresh-    Dan Wilson, Brad Lowery, Eric Tarta-       Gan, Aleph or Bet classes (grades K,        nity Theatre - presents “Annie Get                     & PROGRAMS
ments will be available for purchase        glione, Tim Krompier and Mark Ricca-       1 or 2) at the religious school or in the   Your Gun” at Westlake High School,               July 18 - Parents Without Part-
throughout the concert. For more in-        donno; August: 25 “Hotel California”       nursery school. Children can enjoy fun      Westlake Drive in Thornwood, at the         ners - monthly dance at 8 pm at Toton-
formation, call 864-7263 or log on to       the Eagles Tribute Band, 6:15 pm; for      activities at the open house. Desserts      John S. Whearty Theatre (take Saw           no’s at the Ramada Inn, 125 Tuckahoe
www.westchestergov.com or www.              tickets go to www.Broad wayTheatre.        and beverages will be served. Informa-      Mill Parkway to Thornwood - Maple           Rd. in Yonkers. Meet other single par-
ridgefieldsymphony.org.                      com or call 592-2222; 1 Broadway           tion: 693-4260 to RSVP and for travel       Ave. exit); August 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15      ents and learn about Parents Without
                                            Plaza, Elmsford.                           directions; www.g-h-c.org.                  at 8 pm and August 9 at 3 pm; ticket        Partners, a nonprofit, non-sectarian or-
         DANCE & MUSIC                            July 28 - Taconic Opera - will be                                                prices are $20 for adults, $17 for se-      ganization dedicated to single parents
     July 17 - Hammond Museum &             hosting its first Summer Sing, Beloved                FILMS & PLAYS                     niors and students; for reservations,       and their children. Admission is only
Japanese Stroll Garden - 28 Deveau          Opera Choruses, at 7:30 pm at the Mu-           July - Emelin Theatre - preview        call 769-0958.                              $18 and covers buffet dinner, coffee
Rd. in North Salem; 669-5033 – “Mu-         sic Conservatory of Westchester, 216       screenings of upcoming films, each                August - Jacob Burns Film Cen-         and dessert. A 50/50 raffle drawing
tual Strangers - Henry Hudson & the         Central Ave. (one block from the Coun-     features a question and answer with         ter - International Noir - August 7 and     to benefit children’s activities in the
River that Discovered Him.” Garden          ty Center) in White Plains. Come and       filmmakers and stars, moderated by           10: “Double Indemnity;” August 8:           greater Westchester area will be held;
opens at 6:30 pm for picnicking. Per-       sing some of the most popular opera        Marshall Fine; July 22: 7:30 pm “Got-       “The Fourth Man;” August 8 and 13:          contact Ben at 552-4781 or Phyllis at
formance begins at 7:30 pm. In case         choruses with a real opera company,        ta Dance,” $15, special guest director      “Heatwave;” August 9 and 11: “High          391-3964 for further information.
of rain, performance will be indoors.       or just come and listen. The conductor     Dori Berinstein and a couple of the         and Low;” August 9 and 12: “Devil in

Rigged Giveaways                            lected the winners.
                                                  The fraud operated in the follow-
                                                                                       promised, regular players had limited
                                                                                       ability to win the weekly promotions.
                                                                                                                                        Cronin is charged with grand lar-
                                                                                                                                   ceny in the second degree, a class felo-
                                                                                                                                                                                    Cronin faces a maximum of five
Continued from Page 1                       ing fashion: the defendants would tell           Donna Cronin, the promotions          ny, because of the 75 separate incidents    to 15 years in state prison. Murray and
                                            winners of rigged contests to come to      manager of Empire City Gaming, not          of larceny totaling a theft of approxi-     Osborne face a maximum of two and
tances with the opportunity to win the      Empire City to obtain a “player’s card”    only arranged for friends and fam-          mately $100,000.                            one third to seven years in state pris-
promotional contests that consisted of      from the promotions booth and then         ily members to win promotions, but               Terence Osborne is charged with        on.
winning money, flat screen televisions,      give them the date and time to be on       also had numerous recruiters who also       a class “D” felony of grand larceny in           Assistant District Attorney Steven
Apple laptops, hotel stays and tickets      a slot machine with their player’s card    brought people in to Empire City to         the third degree due to his role in eight   Vandervelden, chief of the Organized
to Broadway shows.                          inserted into the machine to be eligible   win promotions.                             separate incidents of larceny totaling in   Crime and Criminal Enterprise Bureau
      On many of these occasions, the       to win a promotion.                              The winners of these promotions       excess of $10,000.                          and Assistant District Attorney Mi-
defendants requested kickbacks, most-             The winners would then be seated     would share the winnings with the re-            Murray faces four counts of felo-      chael Curti, of the OCCEB will pros-
ly in the form of cash.                     at a slot machine and their name would     cruiters and then the recruiters would      ny class “D” grand larceny in the third     ecute the case.
      The rigged promotions consisted       be announced over the public address       share a large proportion of a prize with    degree.                                          The investigation was conducted
of both virtual drawings, drawings in       system that they had in fact won and       Cronin.                                          All were recently arraigned on the     by the DA’s office, the New York State
which the winner was allegedly select-      that they should report to the stage to          Ironically, many of these “win-       indictment.                                 Police, the New York State Lottery and
ed by the MGAM computer, and paper          claim their prizes.                        ners” ultimately lost money after they,          Bail was set at $7,500 for Cronin      Empire City Gaming Commission.
drawings, in which entrants placed en-            While the integrity of playing the   as required by law, paid taxes on the       and $2,500 for Osborne and Murray.
tries in a drum and the defendants se-      slots at Empire City was never com-        full amount of their winnings.              Their next court date will be on August

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   Futermans Stationery                     2096 Post Rd                                 Larchmont             A&P                                      12-14 Cedar St                               Bronxville
   Mamaroneck Diner                         405 East Post Rd                             Mamaroneck            Pathmark                                 2540 Central Ave                             Scarsdale
   Station Stop Grocery                     211 Halstead Ave                             Mamaroneck
   Wachovia Bank                            219 Mamaroneck Ave                           Mamaroneck            Harrison Rising
   Cafe Mozart                              308 Mamaroneck Ave                           Mamaroneck            Richard Halperin Memorial Library        2 Bruce Ave                                  Harrison
   Quick Pick Lotto                         328 Mamaroneck Ave                           Mamaroneck            Trotta’s Pharmacy                        5 Halstead Ave                               Harrison
   Hudson Bank                              360 Mamaroneck Ave                           Mamaroneck            Food City                                5 Halstead Ave                               Harrison
   Sarah Newman Center                      845 Palmer Ave                               Mamaroneck            Harrison Community Center                216 Halstead Ave                             Harrison
   Mamaroneck Train Station                 Platform                                     Mamaroneck            Masterpiece Framing                      243 Halstead Ave                             Harrison
   Mamaroneck Public Library                136 Prospect Ave                             Mamaroneck            Harrison Post Office                      258 Halstead Ave                             Harrison
   Mamaroneck Senior Center                 740 West Post Rd                             Mamaroneck            Belle Dry Cleaners                       285 Halstead Ave                             Harrison
   Avalon                                   255 Huguenot St                              New Rochelle          Butler Brothers                          295 Halstead Ave                             Harrison
   Library                                  1 Library Plaza                              New Rochelle          Bagelicious                              379 Halstead Ave                             Harrison
   Community Action Program                 95 Lincoln Ave                               New Rochelle          Vending Box-Corner                       Halstead/Byron                               Harrison
   Sound Shore Medical Ctr.                 150 Lockwood Ave                             New Rochelle          Sollazzo Center                          270 Harrison Ave                             Harrison
   Chase                                    489 Main St                                  New Rochelle          Harrison Town Hall                       1 Heineman Place                             Harrison
   Train Station                            Platform                                     New Rochelle          West Harrison Library                    1 Lake St                                    W. Harrison
   Wachovia                                 1307 North Ave                               New Rochelle          Silver Lake Pizza                        79 Lake St                                   W. Harrison
   Hunan Ritz                               1335 North Ave                               New Rochelle          Fratelli’s Cafe                          87 Lake St                                   W. Harrison
   A&P                                      805 Mamaroneck Ave                           Mamaroneck            Donahue’s                                121 Lake St                                  W. Harrison
   A&P                                      366 Pelham Rd                                New Rochelle          The Jottery                              7 Taylor Sq                                  W. Harrison
   Food Emporium                            23 Quaker Ridge Rd                           New Rochelle          Silver Lake Cafe                         17 Taylor Sq                                 W. Harrison
                                                                                                               Food Emporium                            255 Halstead Ave                             Harrison
 Angie Rubino Band to Entertain                                                               Isaiah Thomas — Back in Westchester
   at Rye Town Park Pavilion                                                                           for a Worthy Cause
                                                                                                          Local Youth Chosen to Receive Personal Triathlon Training
                                                                                              Two promising, lo-                                                                       athletes. There are, howev-
                                                                                        cal teenage athletes have                                                                      er, spots available for pro-
                                                                                        been selected by the Jarden                                                                    fessional, CAF and charity
                                                                                        Westchester Triathlon (JWT)                                                                    spots. Approximately 1,200
                                                                                        Committee to participate in a                                                                  professional and amateur
                                                                                        pilot training program to pre-                                                                 athletes are expected to par-
                                                                                        pare them for the September                                                                    ticipate in the annual multi-
                                                                                        27 event. Kiaria Bedon, 15,                                                                    sport event, which consists
                                                                                        and James Pasqua, 16, both                                                                     of a swim 9/10ths of a mile
                                                                                        Port Chester High School                                                                       in Long Island Sound; a
                                                                                        students, will receive compli-                                                                 25-mile scenic bike course
                                                                                        mentary personalized training                                                                  through Rye, Port Chester,
                                                                                        over the next three months                                                                     Greenwich, North Castle,
                                                                                        from Ray Kelly, a USA Tri-                                                                     Harrison and Rye Brook;
                                                                                        athlon Certified Coach.                                                                         and a 6.2-mile run through
                                                                                              Bedon and Pasqua were                                                                     Rye.
                                                                                        recommended for the program                                                                          This year marks the
                                                                                        by Nancy Haneman, devel-                    L to r: Kiaria Bedon, Isaiah Thomas                 25th anniversary of the
                            The Angie Rubino Band                                       opment director of the Port                           and James Pasqua                          Westchester Triathlon as
                                                                                        Chester Carver Center, the                                                                      one of the northeast’s ma-
      The Port Chester-based Angie          keyboard/bass player and female vo-         community center where both                teens will follow a training plan de-                jor Olympic distance races,
Rubino Band will be entertaining the        calist.                                     students spend time after school. They     signed for triathlon success, which awarding over $10,000 in prize money
public at Rye Town Park on Tuesday,              Angie Rubino is the band’s lead        were formally selected following inter-    includes swimming, biking, running to male and female pro athlete win-
July 21, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Rubino         singer as well as a sax player.             views with JWT officials, who deter-        and strength training. They will also ners. The Jarden Corporation of Rye,
                                                 The audience will be encouraged        mined that they have sufficient athletic    be taught open water swimming, tran- a leading provider of niche consumer
has been leading bands for more than
                                                                                        backgrounds and live close enough to       sitions, nutrition and hydration. They products for the home, is the triathlon’s
35 years, performing at hotels, ball-       to sing and dance along with the mu-
                                                                                        facilitate frequent training sessions.     will train once or twice a week at the lead sponsor along with other generous
rooms and many other venues around          sic. The band performs a wide range
                                                                                              Kiaria Bedon will enter the 11th     Carver Center, the Rye YMCA and on sponsors as Specialized, Toga, Jack
Westchester and Fairfield counties.          of musical styles from the 1940’s to
                                                                                        grade in the fall. She participates on     the public roads of Rye, Greenwich Rabbit, Slow-Mag and Sotheby’s, The
      The concert will be held, rain or     the 90’s — everything from “In the                                                     and Port Chester.
                                                                                        her school’s track team and cheerlead-                                               Center for Podiatric Care and Sports
shine, in the pavilion at Rye Town          Mood” to “I Will Survive.” Their            ing squad. She is also a member of                Kelly, a Rye resident and invest- Medicine and Doral Arrowwood.
Park. The park entrance for parking         musical selections include big band         TOP (Teen Outreach Program) and the        ment banker at Banco Santander, has           More info about the Westchester
is at 95 Dearborn Ave. in the City of       dance tunes, soft rock, Doo-wop, and        National Honor Society.                    trained over 100 athletes, ranging from Triathlon is available online at www.
Rye. Both the parking and the concert       Latin pop.                                        James Pasqua is also entering the    first timers to Hawaii Ironman partici- westchestertriathlon.org.
are free, and open to the public. The            Some seating will be available,        11th grade. He has participated in ju-     pants. He teaches individuals privately,      The triathlon is produced by the
concert is co-sponsored by the Friends      but people are encouraged to bring          nior varsity cross country track for the   and also as a coach at the Rye YMCA. Rye YMCA, located at 21 Locust Ave.
of Rye Town Park.                           their own lawn chairs or blankets.          past two years, and also enjoys swim-            The Jarden Westchester Triathlon, in Rye.
      The Angie Rubino Band includes        Picnicking is welcome, and dining is        ming and biking. He is being spon-         scheduled for Sunday, September 27,
six performers: two saxophone play-         available at the nearby Seaside John-       sored in the JWT by Isaiah Thomas.         already sold out, is open to individuals,
ers, a drummer, guitar player and a         nie’s restaurant.                                 Under Ray Kelly’s direction, the     professional triathletes and challenged

            Serving Our Country                                                                 Harrison Lightning Goes Undefeated
      Navy Seaman Recruit Brian K.
Dunne, son of Nanci F. Mace of Hast-              Navy Reserve Seaman Recruit
ings On Hudson, recently completed          Tian N. Richards Johnson, daugh-
U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit         ter of Ann M. and Clifton E. Peart of
Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.       Mount Vernon, recently completed U.S.
      During the eight-week program,        Navy basic training at Recruit Training
Dunne completed a variety of training       Command in Great Lakes, Ill.
which included classroom study and                During the eight-week program,
practical instruction on naval customs,     Richards Johnson completed a variety
first aid, firefighting, water safety and      of training which included classroom
survival and shipboard and aircraft         study and practical instruction on naval
safety. An emphasis was also placed on      customs, first aid, firefighting, water
physical fitness.                            safety and survival, and shipboard and
      The capstone event of boot camp       aircraft safety. An emphasis was also
is “battle stations.” This exercise gives   placed on physical fitness.
recruits the skills and confidence they            The capstone event of boot camp
need to succeed in the fleet. Battle sta-    is “battle stations.” This exercise gives
tions is designed to galvanize the basic    recruits the skills and confidence they
warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedica-     need to succeed in the fleet. Battle sta-
tion, teamwork and endurance in each        tions is designed to galvanize the basic
recruit through the practical application   warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedica-
of basic Navy skills and the core values    tion, teamwork and endurance in each
of honor, courage and commitment. Its       recruit through the practical application
distinctly ’’Navy’’ flavor was designed      of basic Navy skills and the core values
to take into account what it means to       of honor, courage and commitment. Its
be a Sailor.                                distinctly ’’Navy’’ flavor was designed
      Dunne is a 2007 graduate of Hast-     to take into account what it means to
ings High School of Hastings On Hud-        be a Sailor.

       Dobbs Ferry Synagogue
        to Hold Open House                                                               Top (l to r): Nichole Waldman, Ally Platte, Jessica Hart, Theresa Shanahan and Lulu Wein; Middle (l to r):
                                                                                          Stephanie Starker, Olivia Ferraro, Kate Ryan, Hailey Gibbs and Kendall Gaynes; Seated (l to r): Natalie
                                                                                         Alpert, Krizia Franciosa, Riya Mital, Caroline Toal and Paris Cipollone; Far back: coaches Jim Shanahan
     The Greenburgh Hebrew Center           bership is now available to families                                                       and Leah Platte
(GHC), located at 515 Broadway in           who enroll their oldest child in the
                                                                                             The Harrison Lightning Girls          record of four wins, four ties and no       by Jim Shanahan, of Harrison, and
Dobbs Ferry, will be hosting an open        Gan, Aleph or Bet classes (grades K,
                                                                                        Under 10 went undefeated this past         losses. They played teams from Rye,         Leah Platte, of Purchase.
house for prospective members on            1 or 2) at the religious school or in the
                                                                                        spring. They played eight exciting         Scarsdale, Eastchester, Rye Brook
Tuesday, July 21, from 7:30 to 9:30         nursery school.
                                                                                        games and ended the season with a          and Chappaqua, and were coached
p.m. at the synagogue. Attendees will            Children can enjoy fun activities
meet Rabbi Barry Kenter, Cantor             at the open house. Delicious desserts
Amy Kanarek, Religious School Di-           and beverages will be served.
rector Sandy Zisser, Nursery School
Director Jackie Binstock and various
                                                 GHC is a conservative syna-
                                            gogue and has daily services that are
                                                                                                        Rye Resident Serves as Panelist
lay leaders. Members will give tours
of this beautiful and contemporary
                                            spirited, egalitarian and participatory.
                                            The membership is a friendly and
                                                                                                      at WCBS Small Business Breakfast
synagogue.                                  welcoming community. Opportunities                Rye resident Andrew N. Karlen,       too often comes at the cost of forgo-
     Anyone interested in learning          abound to get involved in all facets of     Esq., partner in the White Plains-         ing legal counseling and advice that
about GHC’s two-day a week re-              synagogue life, such as young family        based law firm Karlen, Stolzar, Rei-        can yield the greatest and most lasting
ligious school, Sunday school (for          activities, sisterhood, men’s club, so-     mann, LLP, recently served as a pan-       value.
younger children), nursery school,          cial action, youth, education, culture,     elist at the sold-out WCBS 880 Small            The other panelists echoed the
teen youth group (USY), sisterhood,         to name a few.                              Business Breakfast.                        common theme of value. Each contin-
social action or other educational and           Kindly call the synagogue of-                WCBS/Wall Street Journal busi-       ues to enhance the value proposition
fun social activities for adults and        fice at 914-693-4260 to RSVP and for         ness reporter Joe Connolly hosted the      of their services or product and to ar-
children, is encouraged to attend.          travel directions. Web site is www.g-       breakfast and moderated the panel,         ticulate that value from the perspec-
     Free courtesy synagogue mem-           h-c.org.                                    whose members addressed how their          tive of their clients or customers.
                                                                                        businesses are faring in the current            Other panelists included Pe-
                                                                                        economy and how they are position-         ter X. Kelly, chef and restaurateur;
                                                                                                                                                                                      Andrew Karlen (left)
Rosina Curti                                service, maintain high ethical stan-
                                            dards in business and professions, the
                                                                                        ing themselves for success.
                                                                                              Karlen cited innovative retainer
                                                                                                                                   Gina Gore, owner of Greeley Home
                                                                                                                                   and Hardware; Ryan A. Duques, co-
                                                                                                                                                                                       and Joe Connolly
Continued from Page 1                       recognition of the worthiness of all        and other fee structures developed by      founder of TutaPoint LLC; and Sha-
                                            useful occupations and the dignifying       KSR as alternatives to hourly billing,     ron Rowe, founder/CEO of Eco-Bags                For more info, visit www.karlen
program at Larchmont High School,                                                       noting that control of hourly legal fees   Products, Inc.                              stolzar.com or www.wcbs880.com.
                                            of each
the annual Hommocks and D.A.R.E.
                                                 Rotarian’s occupation as an op-
Essay contests, as well as various
fundraising efforts and participation
either by providing volunteers or fi-
                                            portunity to serve, the application
                                            of these ideals in one’s personal and                             Rye Historical Society Presents
                                            community life and the advancement
nancial help to local civic activities
and initiatives.
                                            of international understanding, good-                             ‘The Birth of Rye Town Park’
                                            will and peace through a world fel-
     Rotary, a business-based service                                                        The Rye Historical Society is         exhibit brings to life the debates and      ages 7-13 on Wednesday, August 5,
                                            lowship of business and professional
organization, is best described by its                                                  pleased to announce a new exhibition,      controversies that surfaced in 1893         from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. This unique
                                            persons united in service.                  “The Birth of Rye Town Park,” which        when several prominent Westchester          workshop will provide children with a
mission statement of fostering the
                                                 The Larchmont Rotary Club              commemorates the creation of Rye           citizens first proposed the creation of      brief overview of how parks are cre-
ideal of service as a basis of worthy
                                            meets at the Larchmont Yacht Club           Town Park 100 years ago. This exhibit      a public park on desirable shore land       ated, and they will design their own
enterprise, and in particular, to en-
                                            on Fridays at 12:15 p.m.                    is open to the public at the Society’s     on Long Island Sound. Through visual        miniature park using a variety of ma-
courage and foster the development
of acquaintance as an opportunity of                                                    Knapp House Archives, located at 265       representations, visitors will be able to   terials. The cost of the program is $15
                                                                                        Rye Beach Ave. in Rye, and will run        examine the proposed location of the        per child and includes all materials.
                                                                                        through November 30. The Knapp             park and how the area and landscape         Children should bring a bagged lunch.
                                                                                        House is open Mondays, Wednesdays          of this public space have evolved in the    Registration is required and can be
                  Send us your Letters!                                                 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.       100 years since                             made by calling the Rye Historical So-
                                                                                        Admission to the exhibition is free.             In conjunction with the exhibit,      ciety at 914-967-7588.
 E-mail letters@risingmediagroup.com                                                         Through archival newspapers,          there will be a special summer work-              For more information, visit www.
                                                                                        postcards, photographs and murals, the     shop at the Knapp House for children        ryehistoricalsociety.org.
                                                                                                FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009 - EASTCHESTER RISING - PAGE 11

               Stimulus Funds Pay                                                                                                      Habitat for Humanity Makes
          for Odell Avenue Bridge Repair                                                                                              Dreams Come True in Yonkers

                     The demolition of parts of the Odell Avenue Bridge in Yonkers is the first
                          project in Westchester to be funded by federal stimulus funds.

     The first Westchester County              said Spano.                                  creating instant jobs in a declining
project funded by the American Re-                 “I fought for federal assistance        economy and improving the safety
covery and Reinvestment Act broke             for these investments because they           and efficiency of our infrastructure.”
ground July 1 in Yonkers with the             will create jobs and ease travel for               Westbound traffic and all pedes-
demolition of parts of the Odell Av-          commuters in our region. The Ameri-          trian access to the bridge will contin-
enue Bridge. The $2.2 million con-            can Recovery and Reinvestment Act            ue for the duration of the project.
tract to rebuild the aging bridge over        will help turn around our national and            A detour route for eastbound
the Saw Mill Parkway is part of fed-          local economy and the improvements           traffic will be posted as follows: Nep-
eral stimulus funding designed to put         in our infrastructure will pay divi-         perhan Avenue, south to Roberts Av-       This vacant lot at 5-7 Orchard St. will be transformed into a new home
                                                                                                                                              like the one pictured (top), by Habitat for Humanity
America back to work and stimulate            dends for years to come. I am pleased        enue, left to Old Nepperhan Avenue
the national economy.                         the first project in Westchester Coun-        and left to Saw Mill River Road. Po-
     Westchester County Executive             ty funded by the federal stimulus is         lice will be on hand to assist traffic.
Andy Spano, Ross J. Pepe, president           under way,” Lowey stated.                         The Odell Avenue Bridge, locat-
of the Construction Industry Coun-                 “Westchester County, its Depart-        ed between Nepperhan Avenue and
cil of Westchester & Hudson Valley,           ment of Public Works and New York            Saw Mill River Road, will be closed       Habitat for Humanity’s
Inc., unions and representatives of           State Department of Transportation           until early September. The construc-           Jim Killoran (left),
Congresswoman Nita Lowey were                 are to be congratulated for their ex-        tion portion of the project was sched-       pictured with finan-
on hand for the event.                        cellent collaboration in bidding this        uled for the summer, when traffic            cial center manager
     “We want to thank Congress-              and other stimulus projects soon after       volumes are lower and school traffic         of Yonkers Citibank,
                                                                                                                                         Martin Ball, keeps
woman Nita Lowey and all our fed-             federal funds were available,” said          will not be disrupted.
                                                                                                                                            making families’
eral representatives for helping to           Pepe. “This is what Congress envi-                                                     dreams of home own-
bring this money to Westchester,’’            sioned in ’shovel-ready’ projects,                                                     ership in Yonkers and
                                                                                                                                      Westchester a reality.

              Experienced IP Litigation Attorney                                                                                     By Phaedra Pinkston
                                                                                                                                          Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit
                                                                                                                                                                                      Building costs are kept at mini-
                                                                                                                                                                                 mum through the labor of volunteers

                      Joins Leason Ellis                                                                                             organization dedicated to sheltering
                                                                                                                                     those in need, is up to its good deeds
                                                                                                                                                                                 aided with contractor donations, indi-
                                                                                                                                                                                 viduals, corporations and tradesmen.
                                                                                                                                     again in Yonkers.                                Habitat will be building the first
      Yuval H. Marcus, an intellectual        Patent and Trademark Office.
                                                                                                                                          Recently, the city sold the lots lo-   zero-energy home in the Yonkers area.
property litigator with 15 years of ex-            A seasoned litigator, Marcus coun-
                                                                                                                                     cated at 5-7 Orchard Street, Block 2079          Yonkers has previously given
perience, has joined Leason Ellis, LLP,       sels domestic and international clients
                                                                                                                                     and lots 21 and 22 to Habitat for the       Habitat property for the minimal con-
the largest IP law firm based in White         on how to utilize effective strategies to
                                                                                                                                     price of $1, anticipating the organiza-     sideration of $1, considering the good
Plains, the county seat of Westchester        strengthen intellectual property rights in
                                                                                                                                     tion’s construction of “simple, decent,     work the organization does in providing
County. Marcus is co-chair of the In-         advance of litigation and how to mini-
                                                                                                                                     affordable housing” for needy Yonkers       affordable homes for city residents.
tellectual Property Committee of the          mize the risk of any necessary litigation.
                                                                                                                                     residents.                                       According to Habitat for Human-
Westchester County Bar Association            He works closely with his clients to un-
                                                                                                                                          Habitat     for    Humanity       of   ity Executive Director James Killoran,
and a co-chair of the IP Committee of         derstand their short- and long-term busi-
                                                                                                                                     Westchester is an associate of an in-       “Habitat for Humanity welcomes the
the Westchester/Southern Connecticut          ness objectives and develops programs
                                                                                                                                     ternational Christian housing minis-        continued support of the City of Yon-
Chapter of the Association of Corporate       designed to take advantage of the vari-
                                                                                                                                     try. Founded in 1976 by Millard and         kers in making homeownership afford-
Counsel.                                      ous IP tools available.
                                                                                                                                     Linda Fuller, Habitat is coordinated in     able for all.”
      Marcus joins the firm as partner              Marcus has a broad range of expe-
                                                                                                                                     Americus, Ga.                                    In the future, Habitat hopes to
and will focus on litigating patent, trade-   rience in many different fields, includ-
                                                                                                                                          The Westchester associate was          work with the Kindness Project in
mark, trade dress, copyright and trade        ing computers, software, children’s
                                                                                                                                     founded in 1988. The organization’s         an effort to help seniors rehabilitate
secret cases in federal court; Uniform        toys, publishing, entertainment, res-
                                                                                                                                     concept is to make accessible a section     their homes, and Habitat for Human-
Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Pol-           taurant, hotel, apparel, jewelry, luxury
                                                                                                                                     of funds for the construction of eco-       ity wishes to expand their affordable
icy proceedings in the World Intellectual     goods, cosmetics, furniture and other                  Yuval H. Marcus
                                                                                                                                     nomical permanent homes for families        housing on Willow Street and Purser
Property Organization; and oppositions        consumer goods.
                                                                                                                                     whose income is at or below 50 percent      Place in Yonkers.
and cancellations in the United States
                                                                                                                                     of the area median income.

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