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Vol 19 Number 47 www.RisingMediaGroup.com Friday, December 4, 2009
Purchase Dance Corps’ Production Westchester Pols Moving on Up?
of ‘Nutcracker ’09’ this Weekend!
District Attorney Janet DiFiore Senator Jeff Klein
By Dan Murphy
With the elections of 2009 only
a few weeks old, it’s time for elected
ofﬁcials throughout the state to reﬂect
upon their political futures. With state-
wide elections for governor, attorney
general and comptroller, and all of the
150 Assembly and 62 Senate seats up
for re-election, Westchester’s best and
brightest leaders are taking a serious
look at moving up to Albany.
Topping the list is Westchester
Scenes from past SUNY Purchase Dance Corps productions of “The Nutcracker” District Attorney Janet DiFiore, fresh
off her big re-election win on Novem-
See story on Page 4 ber 3. DiFiore is considering, and is
being considered for, a run for attorney
See more holiday events on Page 10 general in 2010.
The current attorney general,
The Tarrytown House Andrew Cuomo, is readying his run
for governor, and DiFiore’s name has Mayor Phil Amicone
been tossed out as a candidate to suc-
‘Makes Strides Against Breast Cancer’ ceed him, joining Cuomo on his slate.
DiFiore is being considered as a result
win last month. It remains to be seen
whether or not Colavita wants to run,
especially considering he now has a 5-0
of her great political appeal, her record Republican supermajority on the East-
as a judge and DA keeping Westchester chester Town Board.
safe and her winning re-election three Colavita has been wooed by the
times. Rising Media Group has called state GOP to run before — and has
DiFiore one of the most popular and ef- declined — but, if he wants to run, the
fective elected ofﬁcials in Westchester, seat is his for the taking. Yonkers City
and proudly endorsed her recent re- Councilman Liam McLaughlin is said
election. Now Democrats statewide, in- to be another interested Republican,
cluding Cuomo, have taken notice. with discussions underway between
Even if DiFiore gets chosen by Westchester Republicans regarding
Cuomo as his successor, she will face their options.
challenges from several New York Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone,
Democrats, including State Senator Jeff who is term limited from running for
Klein, who represents the Westchester a third term as mayor in 2011, is also
communities of Pelham, Eastchester considering a statewide run. Amicone,
and parts of Mt. Vernon, Yonkers and who continues to preside over redevel-
the Bronx in the 34th District. Rising opment in Westchester’s largest city,
Media Group has heard that Klein, an is pondering a run for comptroller and
energetic and hard-working Senator, is lieutenant governor.
laying the groundwork to make a run for Finally, Larchmont Mayor Liz Feld
New York attorney general next year. is contemplating a run for U.S. Senate.
Klein has considered a run for attorney “I am actively considering a run for
general before, and his work in the Sen- the United States Senate and expect to
Team Tarrytown at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, held at Manhattanville College ate has made him a leading voice on make a ﬁnal decision sooner rather than
consumer protection issues, — includ- later. The ever-growing debt coming out
The Tarrytown House Estate & They also donated a portion of tury mansions, as well as a contempo- ing subprime mortgage lending — and of Washington is alarming. It will have
Conference Center, managed by Desti- group sales from businesses booking rary atrium-style building that houses his yearly report monitoring unsanitary serious implications for New York and
nation Hotels & Resorts, raised a total corporate meetings and events during conference facilities and guest rooms. supermarkets and restaurants make him for the next generation of Americans.
of $4,625 for the American Cancer So- the month of October. In addition, Tar- Perfect for business and leisure, the a strong candidate for attorney general. Priority number one in this country has
ciety’s “Making Strides Against Breast rytown House employees participated Tarrytown House offers extensive lei- Klein would have to give up his to be debt reduction and long-term tax
Cancer” during the month of October. in the 2009 “Making Strides Against sure and recreational facilities such Senate seat to run for attorney general, relief. That will be the major focus of
leaving an open seat in the 34th Dis- my campaign should I formally enter
The Tarrytown House donated Breast Cancer” walk at Manhattan- as a ﬁtness club, indoor and outdoor
trict. While Bronx Democrats have the this race,” said Feld.
$5 per room, per night to the Ameri- ville College in Purchase. swimming pools and tennis courts.
power to select their party’s candidate One factor that no one seems able
can Cancer Society every time a guest Located just 25 miles from mid- For more information, contact
to replace Klein, the Republican chal- to quantify is how the anti-tax, anti-
booked their special “Making Strides” town Manhattan, the Tarrytown House the Tarrytown House at 800-553-8118 lenger may come from Westchester. incumbent revolt that dominated the
package, which included deluxe over- Estate and Conference Center, set on or visit www.tar rytownhouseestate. The obvious choice in this case elections of 2009 in Westchester will
night accommodations and breakfast 26 acres overlooking the Hudson River com. would be Eastchester Supervisor Tony impact the elections of 2010.
for two. Valley, features impressive 19th-cen- Colavita, fresh off his re-election
What’s Inside Feed me Fresh Farmer’s Market
White House Legends at WCC - Page 2 R – PAGE 2 with PHOTO
Rye Lions Club - Page 2
Pelham Women’s Club Events - Page 2
First Annual ‘Stache-Off Fundraiser - Page 11
In Your Backyard - Page 4
Letters to the Editor - Page 6
Ask an Expert - Page 6
Who, What, Where & When - Page 9
Celebrate the Holidays
in Westchester - Page 10
Back row, l to r: Bedford Audubon Executive Director Jim Nordgren, Mount Kisco Child Care Center
(MKCCC) Executive Director Dottie Jordan and MKCCC’s resident farmer Mimi Edelman
with children from the MKCCC at the last Feed me Fresh Farmer’s Market of the season
Look Inside for Your The children of Mount Kisco
Child Care Center (MKCCC) recently
grown at the center’s Feed me Fresh
garden-to-table, sustainable nutrition
program designed to increase the level
hosted the last Feed me Fresh Farmer’s A portion of the funds raised were of appreciation for healthy foods and
Local Community News! Market of the season. The children
sold potted herbs, fresh herbs and dried
donated to the Bedford Audubon Soci-
ety in Katonah.
healthy choices for children at an early
herbs, the latter two of which were Feed me Fresh is MKCCC’s
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Rye City Lions Club Presents Community Service Award
On Friday, November 13, at the Rye City Lions Club Annual the Rye community who has contributed to enhancing the lives of
Charter Dinner, Helen Roman was awarded the 2009 James A. Shea its citizens by volunteering services of an outstanding nature. The
Community Service Award for her lifetime commitment to commu- award is named as the James A. Shea Community Service Award of
nity service in Rye. the Rye City Lions Club in honor of the late James A. Shea, a past
Roman has a long history of volunteering in Rye, including ser- club president and outstanding community citizen who served as
vice as an active member of the Ceres Garden Club for 15 years president of the Board of Trustees for the Rye Free Reading Room.
and the Rye Senior Citizens Commission, and as chairman of the Previous award winners include: 2003 - Edward J. Collins,
Senior Citizen Advisory Committee. She was also very active in the 2004 - Doug Carey, 2005 - Eugene McGuire, 2006 - Rosaleen
Rye political process and served as a district leader for many years. O’Neill, 2007 - Josephine DelMonte and 2008 - Marian Shea, James
During WWII, Roman volunteered for the Red Cross in Purchase, A. Shea’s widow.
and later at United Hospital in The charter dinner also included remarks from Sue Dishart, di-
Port Chester. She also served rector of Planned Giving for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, and Guid-
on the boards of the Rye Girl ing Eyes for the Blind graduate, Ann Chiappetta, who was accompa-
Scouts and Midland School, nied by her guide dog, Verona. Chiappetta, who lost her eyesight at
and served as publicity chair- the age of 28 due to retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration,
man for the Rye Conserva- spoke about the independence and freedom she now has with Ve-
Above: Assemblyman George tion Society. Roman recently rona. She spoke about how much better her life is now and said that
Latimer (left) with Helen Roman, celebrated her 92nd birthday she no longer fears for her safety because she has a reliable partner
James A. Shea Community Service
Award recipient and presently resides at The to show her the way.
Osborn. Guiding Eyes is an internationally accredited, nonproﬁt guide
At right (l to r): Helen Roman; The prestigious James dog school with a 50-plus-year legacy of providing the blind and
Robert VanderWateren, Rye City A. Shea Community Service visually impaired with superior Guiding Eyes dogs, training and
Lions Club president; and Award was established in lifetime support services. The Rye City Lions Club was pleased to
Dave Heller, Rye City Lions Club 2003 to recognize an indi- present Guiding Eyes for the Blind with a $2,500 check in support
vidual who lives or works in of their mission.
Pelham Women’s Club Events White House Legends Appear
at WCC Presidents Forum
L to r: Mark Shields, political
commentator on “The NewsHour”
with Jim Lehrer; Joe Lockhart,
At left: Barbi former White House press
DeAngelis with secretary to President Bill Clinton;
Pelham Women’s Ari Fleischer, former White House
Club member press secretary to President
Lynn Nardone George W. Bush; Joseph Hankin
president of Westchester
Below (l to r): Community College; Paul Gigot,
Program editorial page editor and vice
Chairwoman Joy president of the Wall Street
DeChiario, Barbi Journal; and Lester M. Crystal,
DeAngelis president of MacNeil/Lehrer
and Pelham Productions and forum moderator
Sue Marrella The Westchester Community Col- care legislation, the bailout, Afghanistan event for student scholarships and faculty
lege Foundation presented its annual Pres- and the upcoming 9/11 trial in New York and institutional development, has been
ident’s Forum event, News and Views, City. The panel was primarily split on presented by the Westchester Community
Election 2008-Where Are We Now?, on most issues, with Shields and Lockhart College Foundation for the past 25 years.
Sunday, November 22. The star-studded speaking out in opposition to statements The moderator of the forum was
panel included Ari Fleischer, former made by Fleischer and Gigot, and vice Lester M. Crystal, president of MacNeil/
White House press secretary to President versa. Shields said he believes that Presi- Lehrer Productions. Crystal, a Scarsdale
George W. Bush, and a Westchester native; dent Barack Obama’s main priorities are resident and member of the WCC Founda-
Paul Gigot, editorial page editor and vice health care and the economy (workforce tion Board of Directors, was instrumental
president of the Wall Street Journal; Joe development, unemployment rate, etc.), in preparing the “NewsHour” program for
Lockhart, former White House press sec- and he stated that he was fairly optimis- its launch as the nation’s ﬁrst hour-long
retary to President Bill Clinton; and Mark tic that health care legislation would be nightly newscast. Prior to “NewsHour,”
Shields, political commentator on “The passed. On the 9/11 trial, Fleisher stated Crystal was president of NBC News, exec-
The following successful NewsHour” with Jim Lehrer. his opposition to having this case heard in utive producer of NBC Nightly News and
events were recently held by The panelists discussed a wide vari- a civilian court. producer of The Huntley-Brinkley Report.
the Pelham Women’s Club: ety of topical issues ranging from health The President’s Forum, a fundraising
gelis, a member of the Brigade
of the American Revolution,
Daughters of the American
Revolution and Association
for Living History, Farm and
Agricultural Museums, pre-
sented a fascinating program
Bring Some Cheer
on the 18th-century costume
of American women. DeAn-
gelis sews all of her own cos-
to Kids this Year!
tumes, and will appear at Van-
Cortlandt Manor in December Buy your holiday cards from Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital
for the holidays. November 20. The public was invited
In addition, the Pelham Women’s to share in the fun and prizes. For more at Westchester Medical Center.
Club held a Penny Social at the Rich- information, contact Agnes Guida at
ard J. Daronco Town House on Friday, 914-738-0239.
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In Your Backyard
Major League Baseball Scene News from the City of Mount Vernon
By Moe Resner million-person population increase City of Mount Vernon to Hold Bureau Announce After-School Pro- marily grant funded. If it were not for
Gallo’s Geeezers Celebrate Again since 1992. Kelly brieﬂy mentioned Free MWBE Certiﬁcation Seminar grams and Weekend Academies the combined creativity of the bureau
Happy Bill Gallo of the New York the pending trial of ﬁve terrorists, The City of Mount Vernon will At a recent press conference, and the generosity of government lead-
Daily News showed a big smile when present a free seminar entitled “How to Young, Youth Bureau Executive Di- ers, our youth would not be exposed to
commenting that while he wasn’t ac-
Become a Certiﬁed M/WBE” (Minority/ rector DaMia Harris and several dozen comprehensive youth development pro-
announcing that his Geezers (alleg- tually consulted, the police force will
Women-Owned Business Enterprise), youth within the community introduced grams,” said Harris.
edly over 65 years old) were present- be ready when needed.
on Wednesday, December 9, from 5:30 a number of programs that are now of- Williams provided funding for
ing their 14th consecutive month of Gallo commented that New York to 8 p.m. in the Memorial Room of fered through the Mount Vernon Youth both the Step Up program as well as the
luncheons at Gallagher’s. is safer than ever and safer for the Mount Vernon City Hall, located at 1 Bureau during after-school hours and Safe Haven program which provides a
The honored guest was New York Geezers. Roosevelt Square in Mount Vernon. weekends. At the press conference, host of free activities for our commu-
City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. Boxing genius and talented sports Participants will receive step-by- the young people who directly beneﬁt nity’s young people.
Born and raised in NYC, it seems as writer Bert Sugar made another ap- step instructions on the M/WBE appli- from these programs were given the op- “I’m thrilled to have worked with
if the only time he left town was as a pearance without a speech. He nearly cation process from conﬁrmed speakers portunity to publicly acknowledge As- my colleagues, here on the board, to se-
colonel in the U.S. Marines, ﬁghting didn’t make it because he misplaced from the Empire State Development semblyman J. Gary Pretlow and County cure this allocation for my community,”
in Vietnam. He retired from the Ma- his hat while asleep the night before. Corporation and NYC Small Business Legislator Lyndon Williams and com- said Williams. “The Mount Vernon
rines after 30 years. This writer couldn’t believe the Services. The seminar is open to the munity leaders who have partnered with Youth Bureau works very hard to pro-
When Gallo introduced Kelly, news that legendary scout, George public, and, due to limited space, call- the city to ensure that these programs vide essential youth services on a shoe-
Kelly threw in his usual introductory Genovese, 87, is getting a salary cut ahead reservations are required to con- remain accessible to them. string budget. When I was informed
monologue by saying, “I had to salute from $18,000 to only $8,000. He’s the ﬁrm attendance. This seminar comes as These programs are a part of the that contracts for several key programs
him because he ranked higher than same guy who signed Bobby Bonds, a follow-up to the mayor’s ongoing out- answer that our city has to curb youth had expired and were placed in serious
me.” Jack Clark, Dave Kingman and Chili reach effort to identify local M/WBEs. violence,” said Young. “Our Youth Bu- jeopardy, our community had to come
The commissioner’s record is Davis. Earlier this year, Mayor Clinton I. reau has worked extremely hard to con- together quickly to take necessary ac-
stunning in every way. He has gradu- Scouts traditionally make too Young, Jr. and the Mount Vernon City tinue to expand the amount of programs tion.”
ating credentials that include a BA, little. It seems the more great signings Council were pleased to announce that available to our young people. We are Pretlow has been a consistent sup-
JD, LLM and an MPA. He proudly they have, the less they make. it has taken the initial steps in the de- investing and will continue to invest in porter of the city’s Youth Employment
announced to the packed crowd that Perhaps you can understand why velopment of its Minority and Women- our children here in Mount Vernon.” program held both in the summer and
crime is down to its lowest level in Owned Business Development (M/ The programs highlighted during throughout the school year.
Genovese took such a cut. You have
WBD) program. The program is de- this event include, but are not limited “I cannot emphasize enough how
NYC since 1961. He talked about the to start somewhere.
signed to ensure minority and women- to, the after-school employment ini- important it is to gain work experience
New York City Police Department Major League Baseball expenses
owned ﬁrms a fair share of opportunity tiatives as well as two pilot programs growing up,” said Pretlow. “I have been
now having 20,000 computers, aiding are running over a billion bucks, so in the redevelopment of Mount Vernon. which the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau a proud advocate and funding source
as a great deterrent against crime. demoting the scouts’ salary and ex- The M/WBD program is com- developed this fall — the Law Acad- for youth employment initiatives for as
The commissioner was proud of penses apparently is making a dent. mitted to achieving Young’s vision for emy and Girls Embracing Maturity long as I’ve been in the Assembly. This
the many police ofﬁcers, under his After all, the players must eat. increasing opportunity for the City of (GEM) program. The GEM program is a great day for me because it shows
guidance, who are stationed over- What’s fair is fair. Meal money must Mount Vernon’s M/WBEs in the city’s was designed to service females in A.B. me that these opportunities mean so
seas as well. The subways are safer remain a priority or the Players Asso- database and those yet to be certiﬁed. Davis Middle School during in-school much to you, the young people of our
than ever, even with the city’s one ciation would threaten another strike. A reservation form for the seminar is and after-school hours and weekends. community.”
available on the City of Mount Vernon’s The GEM program is the female ver- For more information regarding af-
Web site at www.cmvny.com. Fax or e- sion of the bureau’s highly effective “all ter-school programs, contact the Mount
Pelham Art Center Announces mail the form to conﬁrm your participa-
tion at 914-699-1435 (fax) or mwbe@
male” Step Up program which targets
African American males who are at risk
Vernon Youth Bureau at 914-665-2344.
For more news about the City of
Open Call for Artwork ci.mount- vernon.ny.us (e-mail). Inter-
ested parties can call 914-699-7230, ext.
of juvenile delinquency and aggressive
Mount Vernon, visit www.CMVNY.
110 if additional information is needed. “The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau
The Pelham Art Center is pleased music festival planned by local artists Young and Mount Vernon Youth has a plethora of services that are pri-
to announce a call for entries for a ju- and area residents and funded by the
ried, group exhibition entitled “Birth- Junior League of Pelham. In May
day!,” planned to simultaneously cele-
brate the art center’s 25th anniversary
1970, the ﬁrst Pelham Art Happening
was presented at Pelham Memorial
Local Author to Speak
at its present location on Fifth Avenue
in downtown Pelham and the 40th an-
High School. Events included visual
arts exhibits, musical performances
at Mt. Vernon Public Library
niversary of its ﬁrst event, The Pel- and art workshops. The Art Happen- Local author Malika Reese Mac- their experiences with the men in their Maccabee, a Chicago native who
ham Art Happening. Artists 19 years ing was held until 1976, when the Pel- cabee will appear at the Mount Vernon lives have more in common than they is married with two children, has toured
and older who live in the tri-state area ham Art Center began to operate year Public Library on Tuesday, December thought. “Stages,” the ﬁrst installment throughout the East Coast as a spoken
are invited to submit artwork to be ex- round and rented a storefront on the 8, at 6 p.m. to discuss her novel “Stag- of a trilogy, chronicles the meeting of word artist, motivational speaker and
hibited in a group show on the theme main street of Pelham. Since 1985, it es.” The program is free and open to a group of ethnically diverse women at facilitator for Sister Circles. She appears
of birthday. All media are eligible has owned and occupied its present lo- the public. Copies of “Stages” will be a global women’s conference. Through at the Mount Vernon Public Library as
and one $1,000 Juror’s Prize will be cation, a renovated 5,000-square-foot available to purchase at the event for cultural, racial and ethnic barriers, the part of the Local Authors Series.
awarded. Funding for the prize will building that was originally a CitiSer- $14.95 each. women try to ﬁnd meaning in the com- The Mount Vernon Public Library
be provided by McClellan Sotheby’s vices gas and auto service station. In her ﬁrst published book, the plexities of being wives and mothers. In is located at 28 South First Ave., and is
International Realty. A vibrant and active regional fo- Mount Vernon author gives a compel- discovering their experiences with their open seven days a week. Call 914-668-
ling account of friendship and sisterhood husbands and lovers were not unique, 1840 or visit www.mount vernonpubli-
The jury is comprised of mem- cal point for the arts, the Pelham Art
developed through personal growth they form a bond of sisterhood and vow clibrary.org for hours and information.
bers of the art center’s Gallery Ad- Center is widely recognized for its
and understanding when women ﬁnd solidarity.
visory Committee who are artists, art many free public programs, a relevant
historians and curators. The exhibit and varied exhibition program, a large
will be held from May 7 through June selection of affordable classes for all
26, 2010, and submissions will be ages and all abilities and art outreach
accepted through February 5, 2010. programs serving people who experi-
There is a $20 fee to submit up to ence barriers to participating in art ac-
three images of artwork. For a copy of tivities. More than 15,000 people are
the prospectus and submission guide- served each year by the programs.
lines, visit www.pelhamartcenter.org. The Pelham Art Center is located
The Pelham Art Center was con- at 155 Fifth Ave. in Pelham. For more
ceived in 1969 as the Pelham Art Hap- information, call 914-738-2525 or e-
pening, a two-day, town-wide art and mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
News from Village Lutheran
Church and Chapel School
Prayer services are currently be- fee House stage. The Coffee House
ing held regularly on the last Satur- opens at 7 p.m. with Green Mountain
day of the month at Village Lutheran Flavored Coffees and pastries. The
Church (VLC). Beginning at 6:30 concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and the
p.m. (following the regular Saturday cost is $5 per person and $2 for chil-
service), these brief moments for dren ages 5 to 12. A love offering will
meditation and prayer offer personal be taken to offset expenses.
prayers at the altar and the ancient tra- Join the VLC for its German
dition of anointing with oil. The next Christmas Service on Sunday, De-
prayer service will be held on Satur- cember 13, at 4 p.m.
day, December 26, at 6:30 p.m. The VLC is located at 172 White
In addition, the VLC will host the Plains Rd. in Bronxville. For more in-
Good News Christian Coffee House formation call 914-337-0207 or visit
AGLOW WITH THE
on Saturday, December 12, as Ser- www.vlc-ny.org.
vants of the Shepherd takes the Cof-
Purchase Dance Corps’
Production of ‘Nutcracker ’09’
this Weekend! Cross County Shopping Center is bringing the holiday spirit to life with
a spectacular light and music show at our new 40 foot tall Christmas tree.
“Nutcracker ’09,” a traditional while performing as principal dancers Watch each night as we light up the center with holiday wonder.
version of Tchaikovsky’s holiday with the San Francisco Ballet. They Shows begin at 5pm and take place every half hour after.
classic, will be presented by the Pur- returned to the east coast and joined
chase Dance Corps at the Purchase the Pennsylvania Ballet as principal Visit crosscountyshoppingcenter.com for full details.
College Performing Arts Center on dancers in 2004. Zachary proposed to
December 4, 5 and 6. More than 200 Julie on stage after a performance of
area children will participate in this Romeo and Juliet.
elaborately staged production. Another attraction of the dance Rediscover Cross County Shopping Center.
Tickets cost $52.50, $42.50 and corp production will be live perfor-
$27.50. To order, call the box ofﬁce mances of Tchaikovsky’s score by the
at 914-251-6200 or visit www.artscen Purchase Symphony Orchestra, led by
ter.org. Performance times are Friday, Michael Adelson, the orchestra’s new
December 4, at 7:15 p.m.; Saturday, conductor. He is a composer, writer
December 5, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sun- and educator on the conducting staff
day, December 6, at 1 and 5 p.m. of the New York Philharmonic.
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Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor :
On behalf of the Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body, AFL-CIO and
Ask an Expert
its families, I want to thank Congresswoman Nita Lowey for doing the right Content Provided by
thing and voting “yes” on health care reform. Her vote was not only a vote
to provide health insurance to the millions of Americans who currently live
without health coverage and services, but also a vote to support some 22,100
local small businesses in the 18th Congressional District who will receive tax
credits to provide coverage to their employees; 53,000 uninsured individuals
in our area who will gain access to high-quality, affordable health insurance; question:
8,800 seniors in our area who will avoid the “donut hole” in Medicare Part D; I’m 56 and have been playing golf for over 40 years. I can hit a wood well but cannot close the face con-
and 460 families in her district that will escape bankruptcy due to unaffordable sistently with my irons. I need help.
health care costs. – anonymous, Yonkers
This is also good news for our local health care providers, who will receive
payment for $147 million in uncompensated care each year.
Considering the dismal state of health care in this country, we cannot af-
from Westchester Golf Range
ford to stand back and watch health care costs continue to soar; we cannot af-
ford to let one more family lose health insurance; and we cannot afford to allow …Both the fairway wood and the iron are square, a conscious effort to keep the club head square as long
one more person to go untreated for any health condition. perpendicular to the intended line of ﬂight. The reason as possible though impact. In short, if the door is closed
Thank you, Congresswoman Lowey, for recognizing the dire need for the wood is square at impact, while the iron is not, is (square) in the beginning, don’t open it on the way back.
change. usually because the wood’s face never opens, or the Then it will be closed (square) when you return.
length of the iron affects the face to be open at impact Best of luck with your golf swing.
Sincerely, by either movement of your body or hands. Regardless,
Karen Magee, Secretary-Treasurer my recommendation is to the keep the face of the club Westchester Golf Range is located in White
Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body, AFL-CIO still (square) on both irons and woods. Check the angle Plains.
of the iron on the backswing; I prefer it being 45-70 Learn more about this expert business at www.
Dear Editor: degrees versus 90 degrees or straight up. Then, make zoomnia.com/WestchesterGolfRange
Horses for courses, on December 8, the voters of the Eastchester Fire Dis-
trict will have a very important decision to make! At stake will be the posi-
tion of ﬁre commissioner. I strongly urge voters to re-elect Commissioner Ray question:
O’Hare. I have MS and each morning and night in bed when I lay down, I get pain and discomfort in my feet. The
Ray’s, qualiﬁcations, pedigree and history with the town and the ﬁre de- relief I get is for my feet to be rubbed, squeezed, massaged and the small toes to be bent back. ...Once my feet
partment clearly make him the only candidate for the job. No Johnny come are squeezed and rubbed, I feel the nerve pinched and the feeling/pinching go up to my calf. Would massage
lately, Ray was born and raised in this town, and has played an intricate role in therapy help that? My neurologist, an MS specialist, cannot specify any treatment. Can you help me please?
its makeup! All one has to do is take a quick look back. – anonymous, Yonkers
Twenty-nine years as a professional ﬁre ﬁghter plus 11 more as a volun-
teer; with this posted on his resume, Ray could have taken the easy way out. answer:
The easy way would have been to bow out and retire into the sunshine. Ray, from Acupuncture Always at Saw Mill Club
however, chose to stick around and try and make things better! It sounds as if the increased blood ﬂow brought The combination treatment of both acupuncture and
The past 10 years on the Fire Board is evidence of that. When the bell to your feet via massage offers you some relief. This Chinese massage offers a more lasting relief that may
rings for the personnel of the Eastchester Fire Department, it is imperative that is often the case with patients who have varying forms be worth trying. Also, there are other types of treatment
they have the proper support behind them. Ray’s expertise and knowledge will of peripheral neuropathy. I have found the combination modalities that are a part of the scope of Oriental Medi-
help assure just that! This is something that’s extremely difﬁcult to put a simple of acupuncture and Chinese massage to be of beneﬁt to cine that you may beneﬁt from.
price tag on. patients with symptoms such as yours. Chinese mas- I have an ofﬁce in New Rochelle for south
Undoubtedly the right horse for this course, Stay with Ray to help keep the sage, also known as tui-na, is a vigorous, push-and-pull Westchester patients and would be happy to consult
residents safe and the ﬁre department moving in the right direction! type massage that stimulates hundreds of acupuncture with you further.
points in the foot to increase blood ﬂow and bring re- Acupuncture Always at Saw Mill Club is locat-
Sincerely, lief from foot pain. Acupuncture is the insertion of hair ed in Mount Kisco.
Thomas Hague, Eastchester thin needles that open up energetic pathways that are Learn more about this expert business at www.
blocked in the body. This blockage contributes to pain. zoomnia.
We are writing to support Ray O’Hare for re-election as Eastchester ﬁre
commissioner on December 8. Commissioner O’Hare has given us excellent
leadership for 10 years.
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For the sake of sound planning and a rational approach to controlling ex-
penses, thus minimizing increased costs to the taxpayers, we need to continue
with a commissioner who knows the ﬁre protection issues thoroughly, based
not only on experience as commissioner but over 30 years as a ﬁre ﬁghter.
During his tenure, the board has been able to take maximum advantage of
federal support available to improve equipment as well as obtain compensation
for many of the emergency protection services provided (for example, recoup-
ing overtime payments needed in the ﬂooding a few years ago from FEMA).
In these difﬁcult times of shrinking ﬁnancial resources along with height-
ened concern for public safety, residents can ill afford to elect anyone other than
a seasoned, experienced leader for ﬁre commissioner.
Jim and Lucy Mitchell, Eastchester
New York State Is Failing
Its SUNY Schools
By Phillip H. Smith
It’s the time of the year when stu-
with fewer full-time faculty to teach
an inﬂux of additional students. In the
dents attending the State University of past 15 years, the student population
New York will be heading home for has risen by nearly 12 percent, while
the holidays to be with their families. the ranks of full-time faculty have
While parents will be expecting good dwindled by 11 percent.
grades from their sons and daughters, And how about families that
the ﬁnancial grade of the state univer- are hoping to send their children to
sity they attend suffers by compari- SUNY?
son. Families that are looking for an
SUNY is failing, under the affordable and quality higher educa-
weight of a massive $410 million in tion? Tens of thousands of New York
state budget cuts in 18 months. That families who can’t afford private col-
includes the $90 million midyear re- lege tuitions are looking to enroll their
duction ordered by the governor in children in SUNY. The result: stiffer
October. The $410 million represents competition for admission, meaning
17 percent of the university’s operat- thousands of qualiﬁed students will
ing budget. ﬁnd the doors to SUNY are closed.
Students will have a lot more on The state is abdicating its respon-
their minds this holiday besides their sibility for sustaining SUNY. In 1990,
grades. Their studies are being af- the state provided 75 percent of SU-
fected by state budget cuts. Some will NY’s operating budget. Now, nearly
be telling their parents that the cours- 20 years later, as the result of the lat-
es they wanted to take in the spring est $90 million budget cut, students
— including some that are required are, for the ﬁrst time, ﬁnancing more
for them to graduate — are not be- than half of the university’s operating
ing offered or are full. That raises the budget.
grim prospect for parents of a delayed We all know the state is facing
graduation, which would mean they’d a serious budget deﬁcit, but we also
be paying for another year — maybe know that the actions taken today will
even more — for their children to at- have repercussions for tomorrow. We
tend SUNY. New York families are cannot sacriﬁce the future of New
already struggling to pay their bills in York’s workforce, who will power
the midst of an economic slowdown. our economy, by denying them ac-
Paying for another year of college is cess to the skills they will need to be
the last thing they need. gainfully employed. If we continue
If your child attends SUNY, ask making the wrong choice by further
him or her these ﬁve questions: cutting SUNY, we’re not solving New
Are you in danger of not gradu- York’s ﬁnancial crisis. We’d be pro-
ating on time? longing it.
Were you able to register for Whether you’re the parent of a
the courses you need next semester? SUNY student or not, we urgently ask
Are your classes larger? for your help to protect SUNY. Please
Can you meet with your profes- visit our Web site at www.uupinfo.org
sors and advisors, or are they swamped where you can send a message to the
* With approved credit. Not all members will qualify. Rates may be higher based on
by SUNY’s surging enrollment? governor and your state lawmakers to
Are they getting the quality reverse the $90 million cut and pro- applicant’s creditworthiness. Requires direct deposit or automatic payroll deduction
education you expected? tect the university from further budget as method of repayment. The Annual Percentage Rate (APR) will increase during
SUNY recently reported the big- reductions. the term of this transaction if you discontinue payment through payroll deduction or
gest enrollment increase in its history. You’ll be glad you did. direct deposit. Your payments will consist of 60 monthly payments of $20.26 on each
The number of students at SUNY’s About the author: Phillip Smith is $1,000 borrowed at 7.95% APR. Higher loan amounts available over $15,001 at just
four-year state-operated campuses in- president of United University Profes- 9.45% APR for up to 60 months. 60 monthly payments of $20.99 on each $1,000
creased by 3,711, ballooning to a total sions, the union representing 35,000
of 222,239 students. faculty and professional staff at SU-
borrowed at 9.45% APR. Rates and terms are subject to change without notice.
At the same time, SUNY is left NY’s 29 state-operated campuses. Certain restrictions apply. Membership is required.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2009 - MOUNT VERNON RISING - PAGE 7
Seniors and Health Care
SOCIAL SECURITY COLUMN Phelps Senior VP Appointed
Financial Planning for the Under 35 Crowd to N.Y. State EMS Council
By Susan Sobel, Social Security comfortably. Even with a pension, The insert also includes help- Daniel Blum of Chap-
District Manager in Yonkers you will still need to save. If you will ful links to outside Web sites that paqua, who joined Phelps
Financial planning is not just for not have a private pension, you will can help you. For example, you can Memorial Hospital Center
people nearing retirement. In fact, it’s need to save more — and start saving go to www.mymoney.gov for infor- as a senior vice president in
a good idea to begin planning for a sooner. Today’s young workers can mation on getting credit, paying for September, was recently ap-
comfortable and secure retirement expect to spend 20, 30 or even more education, buying a home, creating pointed for a one-year term to
when you’re young. years in retirement, so saving is criti- a budget, starting a business as well the New York State Emergen-
That’s why Social Security has a cal. as ﬁnancial calculators and planning cy Medical Services Council
new ﬁnancial planning tool especially Want to start planning your fu- tools. Or, visit www.federalreserve. (SEMSCO).
for the 25-to-35 crowd. It’s a special ture? There are some easy ways to do gov for a worksheet that will help you “This appointment is
mailer with information about Social so. Take a look at your Social Security establish a budget to meet your ﬁnan- a terriﬁc honor and it’s my
Security, savings and other items of Statement, which you’ll receive in the cial goals. These and other ﬁnancial desire to support the EMS
interest to young workers. If you’re mail about two to three months before links on the insert will help you be- agencies who deliver such ex-
between the ages of 25 and 35 and your birthday, as well as the helpful come the master of your own ﬁnancial ceptional service to our com-
you work and pay Social Security tax- two-page insert tailored speciﬁcally future. munity. Ultimately I intend to
es, you’ll get this automatically with to workers ages 25 to 35. Don’t forget that Social Security assure that the best quality of
your next Social Security Statement. Pay close attention to the infor- coverage is not just for retirement, but care is provided to the citizens
Social Security is the foundation mation provided, including tips on also for disability and survivors’ ben- of the State of New York,” said
for a secure retirement, but was never saving, getting your employer to help eﬁts in the event that you are unable Blum, who is a certiﬁed para-
intended to be your only source of in- with matching contributions to retire- to work, or you leave behind a fam- medic. He has been a member Daniel Blum
come when you retire. While Social ment plans and how much of a dif- ily that depends on your income when of the New York State EMS
Security replaces about 40 percent of ference beginning to save early can you die. Read more about retirement, Council since 2001 and has ancillary services.
the average worker’s pre-retirement make. There’s even a graph showing disability and survivors beneﬁts at been chairman of the Westchester Re- Blum holds a bachelor’s degree
earnings, most ﬁnancial advisors say the signiﬁcant difference saving over www.socialsecurity.gov. gional EMS Council since 2005. in philosophy and a master’s degree
that you will need 70 percent or more time can make, even if it’s just $25 or He has held a number of health in health care administration, both
of pre-retirement earnings to live $50 a week. care administrative and executive po- from New York University. He is a
sitions. In his current role at Phelps, member of the American College of
he is responsible for physician prac- Healthcare Executives and the Medi-
Monteﬁore Recruites Prominent tices, strategic planning and clinical cal Group Management Association.
Women’s Breast Cancer Surgeon Sarah Neuman Residents
Monteﬁore Medical Center’s
Department of Surgery has hired an
“The new Breast Surgery Divi-
sion will greatly enhance our exist-
Montgomery and Wiechmann is the
improvement of care to the many
Help NYC’s Homeless
internationally prominent female sur- ing, nationally recognized team of women, including minority women,
geon to provide specialized care and cancer specialists at the Monteﬁore- who do not respond to standard breast
treatment for women patients with Einstein Center for Cancer Care,” cancer hormone therapies such as ta-
breast disorders. Leslie L. Montgom- said Michler. The Center for Cancer moxifen and herceptin.
ery, MD, joins Monteﬁore from the Care provides a comprehensive range “Up to 40 percent of African
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer of cancer services, including diag- American women have a type of
Center, where she was a noted breast nostic services (mammography, MRI breast cancer, called ‘triple nega- Jewish Home
surgeon, clinical trial researcher and and ultrasound), surgical treatments, tive,’ which infrequently responds to Lifecare/Sarah
director of the breast surgery fellow- radiation therapy, chemotherapy and standard hormone therapy for breast residents make
ship program. Montgomery has been hormone therapy. cancer,” said Montgomery. “Treat- peanut butter and
appointed chief of a new Breast Sur- Joining the breast surgery team is ment for these women is now limited jelly sandwiches
gery Division completely focused and Lisa S. Wiechmann, MD, who com- to chemotherapy and we are explor- for New York City’s
dedicated to women’s health. pleted a fellowship in breast surgical ing newer options for these women homeless.
“Dr. Montgomery brings with oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering through clinical research.”
her a wealth of experience and leader- Cancer Center. Wiechmann’s interests Wiechmann’s clinical research
ship that will enable us to expand our include the optimization of multidis- interests include the psychosocial as- A group of 14 residents and sever- sandwiches and clothing donations.
commitment to all women, providing ciplinary care focused on providing pects of breast cancer, and the genetic al staff members at Jewish Home Lif- According to Struss, the van made
comprehensive surgical treatment for women with a clear understanding of and familial predisposition to breast ecare/Sarah Neuman Center recently several scheduled stops and the home-
benign and malignant breast diseases every treatment option. Montgomery cancer. These studies seek to iden- met in the pavilion’s recreation room, less knew the time and place when the
throughout the New York region,” and Wiechmann have been appointed tify women at risk in order to provide equipped with a kitchen, to make sev- van would arrive at the pre-arranged
said Robert Michler, MD, surgeon in to the faculty of the Albert Einstein them with early treatment. eral dozen peanut butter sandwiches destinations. The men, women and
chief, professor and chairman, of the College of Medicine. For more information, visit www. to deliver to New York City’s home- sometimes children, line up for the
departments of Surgery and Cardio- Among the important areas of monteﬁore.org or www.montekids. less population. donations, generally requested at the
thoracic Surgery at Monteﬁore. research and treatment that interest org. The residents and staff also do- previous week’s stopover.
nated socks, underwear and clothes Struss said the project began
as part of a project organized by Mid- when one of the residents “wanted to
Managing Diabetes While Holiday Shopping night Run, a consortium of more than
150 churches, synagogues and schools
do something outside the community
to help other people. So we came up
in the Metropolitan New York area dis- this idea and the residents were de-
With the holidays quickly ap- you avoid setting it down at a cash for friends or family members that tributing clothing, blankets, toiletries lighted and excited to be a part of as-
proaching, millions of Americans are register and accidentally leaving it also have diabetes, shop for gifts and and food to the homeless. Recreation sisting those less fortunate.”
preparing for the holiday “shop ‘til behind. for yourself at the same time. On- therapist Victoria Struss and commu- “Helping people who are down
you drop” season. But for the 24 mil- 2. Arm yourself to battle lows. line diabetes suppliers and pharma- nity coordinator Lori Grossman also and out is an amazing feeling and our
lion Americans living with diabetes, In addition to diabetes testing sup- cies like Diabetic Express, at www. manned the Midnight Run van that residents are thrilled to join in this
it is critical to plan beyond getting the plies and medications, pack several DiabeticExpress.com, sell items that journeyed into the city to distribute the community-wide effort,” said Struss.
best sale to ensure diabetes doesn’t healthy snacks that are proven to make great holiday gifts, including
interfere with holiday shopping. quickly battle low blood glucose lev- fashion-forward diabetes supply cas-
Marc Wolf, registered pharma- els. If you feel a low coming on while es and the latest meters.
cist and CEO of Diabetic Care Ser- in a store that does not allow food or 6. Relax. According to the Amer-
vices, provides the following tips to drink, products like Glucose Rapid- ican Diabetes Association, stress hor- Important news for people who took
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a dentist and answered the children’s many
questions. In addition, Auerbach explained
why dentists wear masks and gloves and
why certain instruments are used to do a
Auerbach used a model to show
the parts of the tooth and how to do a proper
cleaning at home. The children watched the
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of The Hudson Line’
By Sue Ann Witt such as Otis Elevator and Alexander By Joel J. Sprayregen
“Historic Photos of The Hudson Smith and Sons Carpet Company, the
Line” tells the story, through pictures Park Hill section of Yonkers, a class-
and captions, of the Hudson River
Line and its impact on the people,
room at Saunders; the Dobbs Ferry
railroad station; Washington Irving’s
A Human Rights Organization
places and events of this region. The
text and captions are by Henry John
Sunnyside; Peekskill Hollow; Hudson
Brickworks at Kingston; Mullaly Park Attacks the First Amendment
Steiner, a historian who was raised in in the Highbridge area of the Bronx;
Tarrytown and has been a Sleepy Hol- the First Avenue Elevated Railroad; — Why the ADL Became a Partisan Mouthpiece
low resident for many years. He is the Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in the
municipal historian of Sleepy Hollow Bronx; Riverside Church; University
and a board member of the Historical Heights Bridge; West Farms; Spuyten
Society Serving Sleepy Hollow and Duyvil; Yankee Stadium; the Rip Van
Tarrytown. Winkle Bridge; the State Capitol at
The book is a photographic Albany; and so much more.
journey including the history of the The book is divided into four
Hudson River Line, the development periods of time: “Lost Tranquillity
of towns, villages and cities along and a Changing Shoreline” (1853-
the way and the opportunities af- 1899); “Civic Pride and Civic Proj-
forded to its residents and merchants ects” (1900-1920); “Through Roaring
by the river and the railroad. There Times and Ruined” (1921-1940); and
are books that will detail the history “The War Years and Post War Era”
of the Hudson, but “Historic Photos (1941-1960s). Many photographs
of The Hudson Line” is different. It from each era contain landmarks eas-
takes the reader, by means of almost ily recognized, despite changes in the
200 pages of photographs, from the surrounding neighborhoods. Sadly,
1800s to the 1960s. Page after page of some buildings no longer exist, hav-
brief but concise captions provide the ing been altered or moved, but the
reader with the history of landmark original structures are preserved in
buildings, bridges, towns, villages these striking black and white photo-
Joel Sprayregen (left) and Abraham Foxman, in happier times in front of the Presidential Palace
and cities, how they developed and graphs. in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after meeting with President Carlos Menem
grew, their connection to New York This is a wonderful coffee-table
City — ﬁnancially, politically and book, and a gift that all New Yorkers The peroration of my successful ar- “Had ADL issued a report years who love this country to sound off. And
commercially — and the impact they will smile their way through. Pub- gument in my dream lawsuit — combing ago that began by accusing Democrats in the age of the blogosphere, everyone
have had on our historic region. lished by Turner Publishing Compa- defense of free speech with advocacy of creating resentment against Bush with a laptop can be his own Thomas
Visit Herrick’s Castle in Tarry- ny, in Nashville, Tenn., it is available for Soviet Jews — before the infamous and then linked opposition to the GOP Paine. Or Pain.
town; the Garrison Hotel where Bene- at local retailers, Amazon.com and Federal Judge Julius Hoffman went like to extremists who supported Hamas or Sadly, there are explanations more
dict Arnold resided; the City of Yon- TurnerPublishing.com. this: “And if the First Amendment pro- denied al-Qaeda’s role in 9/11, Demo- embarrassing than ignorance of his-
kers, home to manufacturing plants tects the right of an American citizen crats would have rightly cried foul. That tory (steeped by supercilious New York
to enter a courthouse wearing a jacket never happened. By choosing to frame political bias) to explain why ADL
that says ‘F__k the draft’ — as the Su- its reports so as to associate all those stumbled so egregiously. As observed
NAI Friedland Realty preme Court held in Cohen v. California
— then it surely protects rights of these
who oppose Obama’s policies with the
far right, ADL has stepped over a line
by many, including myself, who have
left the organization, ADL has declined
Announces Walgreens young people to enter a museum on pub-
lic property wearing t-shirts which pro-
that a nonpartisan group should never
cross (emphasis supplied).”
into an autocracy where no opinion
counts other than that of its long-time
Expansion in Westchester claim, ‘Save Soviet Jews.’” Realization
that political debate in a free society is
often raucous accompanied my journey
Feisty Jerusalem Post Editor Caro-
lyn Glick likewise noted that ADL’s de-
crying only anti-Obama expression “is
National Director Abraham Foxman,
whom the New York Times described as
“a one-man Sanhedrin for life.” When
NAI Friedland Realty has re- 15,000-square-foot range. from work as an ACLU staff attorney strange given that ADL never put out a Foxman hatches a crackpot idea like the
ported that Walgreens has entered two “Walgreens had wanted to in- to becoming national vice-chair of the report against parallel anti-Bush move- “Rage Report,” no one can restrain him.
then-respected Anti-Defamation League ments.” In condemning only conserva- Foxman is driven to justify his half-
prime retail markets in Westchester crease its footprint in Yonkers, and
(ADL), a journey inspired in signiﬁcant tive sentiment as unprecedented, ADL million-dollar plus salary (unmatched
County — Central Park Avenue in the South Broadway district is a very
part by “refuseniks” — met during an overlooks evidence stored in its massive in virtually any other Jewish organiza-
Scarsdale and South Broadway in desirable, high-trafﬁc retail area,”
ACLU “mission” to the USSR — who ﬁles (twice in recent years, ADL has paid tion, including far larger agencies with
Yonkers. The national pharmacy re- Williams said. “Walgreens was also were consigned to the Gulag because damages for unlawful surveillance). Is more complex mandates, enhanced by
tailer has signed leases to build two seeking to enter the Central Avenue there was no First Amendment to pro- ADL blissfully unaware, for example, imperial perks including a retinue of
new stores at those respective loca- market, which is the number one tect them. that Jon Stewart called President Bush bodyguards and drivers). Foxman un-
tions. Both transactions were bro- shopping destination in Westchester You can thus understand the con- “a jackass who talks like he’s four” derstands that ADL has been eclipsed
kered by John Williams, executive County.” sternation, not only mine, which greeted while comparing him to a “drug mule” by the American Jewish Committee in
vice president and retail director at The retailer already operates two ADL’s hyped “report” declaring that or that rage against President Reagan human rights and inter-religious affairs,
NAI Friedland Realty in Yonkers. locations in Yonkers at 1046 Yonkers “rage” expressed against President led to an assassination attempt? Even American Israel Public Affairs Com-
Walgreens signed a lease in ex- Ave. and at 1230 Nepperhan Ave. Ex- Obama is un-American. These tidbits freshmen can quote the intensity of rage mittee (AIPAC) in Israel advocacy, and
cess of 25 years with Mclean-Jomo isting stores near its planned Central reveal the ﬂavor of ADL’s declaration: against our presidential giants. Herbert Federations in defense work. To gener-
Realty for the former Foodtown prop- Avenue location are at 370 White “Since the election of Barack Obama, Hoover accused Franklin Roosevelt of ate publicity for himself, he launches
erty on South Broadway in Yonkers. Plains Rd. in Eastchester and at 210 a current of anti-government hostility establishing fascism. The Chicago Tri- (and then summarily drops) foolish
Walgreens also inked a lease agree- Westchester Ave. in White Plains. has swept across the U.S. [creating] a bune editorialized that President Tru- initiatives, such as his attack on Chris-
ment in excess of 25 years with 870 “In a time when retail is strug- climate of toxic rage [characterized by] man “must be impeached and convicted tian evangelists, Israel’s most consistent
CPA Realty for the new store location gling, these two transactions are wel- shared belief that Obama poses a threat [for acts] which have shown him to be supporters, and bestowing praise cum
at 870 Central Park Ave. in Scarsdale, come good news for the Westchester to the future of the U.S. [with] an in- unﬁt morally and mentally.” awards on Turkey’s prime minister, who
which, until earlier this year, was County economy,” Williams noted. tense strain of anti-government distrust More fundamentally, ADL misses endlessly incites anti-Semitism.
home to the Montparnasse Restau- “They involve multi-million-dollar and anger.” the signiﬁcance of supine pro-Obama Perhaps there’s a simpler, if less
rant. investments by a national retailer that ADL’s perfervidly purple prose bias in most of the media, which clearly kindly reason, for this debacle. Foxman,
Both new stores will be developed will create jobs both during construc- belied abysmal ignorance of American felt that shiver running up its collective like Obama, has expertise in confer-
political traditions. Thomas Jefferson legs. Dan Rather insisted on his right ring and receiving undeserved awards.
by Marc Steinberg, of Mark Develop- tion and upon the store openings.”
— savaged by the press in his day — to smear Bush with false documents! Obama gave the Presidential Medal of
ment in New York City. Construction Williams added, “Walgreens con-
believed that the purpose of the press ADL is not troubled by the partisanship Freedom to ex-Irish President Mary
is expected to begin in earnest soon, tinues to look to expand in and around
(which he said was more important of MS-NBC. It is scandalous, for ex- Robinson, seen by many as anti-Ameri-
with store openings planned for mid- Westchester County.” than government) is to express distrust ample, that the press has not uncovered can and anti-Semitic. I suspect Foxman
2010. Walgreens typically builds of ofﬁcialdom. Justice Holmes warned what Obama wrote and read while in believes Obama will reward him simi-
stores in the 10,000-square-foot to that “We should be eternally vigilant law school and college, and minimized larly for trying to shield the Administra-
against attempts to check expression of the inﬂuence of Obama’s (“G-d damn tion from criticism. It is equally likely
opinions that we loathe and believe to America”) rageful pastor. The failure of that history will judge Foxman harshly
Notice of formation of Wil- be fraught with death.” Justice Harlan mainline media to scrutinize Obama and for turning a human rights agency into a
liam Ivey Long Studios Connolly Property Ser- the Second observed that “One man’s his mentors incentivizes many people partisan mouthpiece.
LLC. Arts. Of Org. ﬁled with vices, LLC ﬁled Articles of vulgarity is another’s lyric.” Justice
the Sec. of State of NY Organization on 10-07-09 Douglas wrote that free speech “serves
(SSNY) 10/23/09. Ofﬁce whose purpose is any law- best its high purpose when it induces a
location: Westchester Co. ful activity, whose ofﬁce is in condition of unrest, creates dissatisfac-
SSNY designated as agent Westchester County, des- tion with conditions as they are, or even
of LLC upon whom process ignates secretary of state stirs people to anger.” Understanding
against it may be served to be agent upon whom our constitutional patrimony, most of
and shall mail process to: process against it may be the press greeted ADL’s broadside with
Marino & Associates, P.C., served. Copy of process is a massive yawn (e.g., New York Times:
30 Glenn St., Suite 307, to be mailed to 330 Theall “Group Finds More Anti-Government
White Plains, NY 10603. Rd, Rye, NY 10580. Sentiment”). Several commentators
Purpose: Any lawful busi- #6084 10/23-11/27 recognized ADL’s naked partisanship,
ness. e.g., Jonathan Tobin, exec editor of
#6090 11/13/-12/18 Commentary:
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Who, What, Where & When
ARTS & CRAFTS 12/8 Christmas Carol, at 9:30 and gain strength through exercise. The Village-wide Winter Festival from range of bargain gifts; from 10 am
Ongoing - ArtsWestchester - 11:15 am, for grades K-6; 12/12 fall prevention program and screen- 2-5 pm when parts of Palmer and to 5 pm at Thomas H. Slater Center,
Exhibition: “Inspired by Heritage,” Steve Songs, cost is $18 for adults, ing begin at 6 pm and refreshments Larchmont avenues will be closed located at 2 Fisher Court in White
on view in the Rotunda at Mount $13 for children, at 11 am, ages 2+; will be served. For more informa- and turned into pedestrian malls. Plains (at the corner of MLK Bou-
Vernon Public Library, located at 12/12 Danny Aiello, at 8 pm, cost tion, call 866-374-0007. To learn There will be something for the levard and Quarropas Street). For
28 South First Ave. in Mount Ver- is $60 or $90 for a special package about Danbury Hospital commu- whole family: live reindeer and more information, call 949-6555 or
non, through 1/15/10. Exhibition: that includes premium seating and nity health and wellness programs cupcake and gingerbread decorat- e-mail info@mlkwestchester.
“Spheres” through 1/16/10; Milonga reception with Danny Aiello; 12/19 and services, visit www.danbury- ing for the children, caroling and December 12 - St. Paul’s
Del Arte, an Evening of Argentine Get Back! Cast of Beatlemania, at 8 hospital.org. restaurant and store specials for all Church National Historic Site
Tango, on December 4, at 7 pm; for pm, cost is $55; 12/26 and 27, Pa- December 13 - An Anusara to enjoy. Free parking is available at - A special performance by the ac-
tickets, call 428-4220, ext. 223 or per Bag Players, at 11 am and 1:30 Workshop - Align with the Devine the Larchmont train station. claimed Bronx Opera Company
buy online at www.artswestchester. pm, cost is $18 for adults, $13 for with Osi Mizrahi, from 12 to 3 pm; December 6 - Eastchester helps to welcome the holiday sea-
org. ArtsWestchester is located at 31 children, ages 2+; located at 153 RSVP at yoga@bedfordpostinn. Arts Council - and ArtsWestchester son at 2 pm. The program features
Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains. Library Ln. in Mamaroneck; infor- com (space is limited); The Yoga present a Holiday Music Program selections from classic operas as
Through December 6 - The mation: 698-3045, ext. 117; www. Loft is located at the Bedford Post from France, Germany and other well as performances and a sing-
Schoolhouse - art works of Yonkers emelin.org. Inn. countries, featuring an instrumental along of traditional seasonal carols
resident, Biagio (Gino) Civale will December - The Random and vocal presentation by the Fei- and favorites. The site is open from
remain at The Schoolhouse through Farms Kids Theater - will present HOLIDAY EVENTS gin Duo and others. The program 12 to 4 pm, with tours of the histor-
Sunday, December 6. Paintings and the new musical “13” at The Tar- December 5, 6 - Fly Creek will be held at 1 pm at the Neu- ic church, burial yard and museum
mixed media, watercolors, wood- rytown Music Hall, located at 13 Cider Mill & Orchard - Gift Bas- berger Museum Gallery at SUNY offered before and after the opera.
cuts and serigraphs will be on dis- Main St. in Tarrytown, December keting Workshop on December 5 Purchase, located at 735 Anderson Parking and admission are free; re-
play. The exhibit will remain open 18-20. This will be one of the ﬁrst and 6: ﬁfth annual Gift Basketing Hill Rd. in Eastchester. Admission freshments will be served; located
from 10 am to 2 pm on Monday local productions of the musical, Workshop, from 10 am until 2 pm; is free of charge. at 897 South Columbus Ave. in Mt.
and Friday; from 10 am to 4 pm on which ran on Broadway last year mill gift basket experts will be on December 6 - Northeast Jew- Vernon; information: 667-4116 and
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs- and featured an all-teen cast and hand to provide their skills in cre- ish Center - presents a Chanukah www.nps.gov/sapa.
day and during performance times band. The rock score will be per- ating a memorable gift. Workshop Festival, from 1-5 pm featuring December 13 - 36th Annual
in the theater of “It’s A Wonder- formed in Tarrytown by members of participants — basketeers — are holiday activities, entertainment Merry Tuba Christmas - Hun-
ful Life” on Friday and Saturday, The Edge, RFKT on 12/18 at 8 pm, encouraged to bring their own bas- and food for children and adults, dreds of tenor and bass tuba players
December 4 and 5, from 6:30 to 9 Saturday, 12/19 at 1 and 8 pm, and ket or box to the mill and then select music, dance, face painting, Cha- will congregate on the rink at Rock-
pm and from 2 to 5 pm on Sunday, Sunday, 12/20 at 1 pm. Tickets for items from the mill’s wide array of nukah marketplace and comedian efeller Center in New York City
December 6. For directions and “13” are $16 (children/seniors) and Pride of New York specialty foods. Dale Grand; the story of Chanukah at 3:30 pm to play Christmas car-
more information, the Schoolhouse $18 (adults). To reserve seats, call Basketeers may also bring along will be told at 3:30 pm; the festi- ols and other crowd favorites. The
may be reached at 277-8477. The 877-840-0457 or go to www.tarry- items from other local sources so as val is free and open to the public; tubists of all ages will line up under
Schoolhouse is located at 3 Owens townmusichall.org. Tickets are also to personalize a regional basket that Northeast Jewish Center is located the great Christmas tree and ﬁll the
Rd. in Croton Falls. Information: available at the door. Discounts are will remind someone of home. Was- at 11 Salisbury Rd., off Tuckahoe area with the organ-line sound of
www.schoolhousetheater.org. available for groups of 20 or more. sailing Weekends continue through Road in Yonkers; information: 423- low brass.
For more information, visit The December 20. The workshop cost is 5009. December 13 - Trinity Pres-
DANCE & MUSIC Random Farms Kids Theater’s Web limited to only the items purchased December 11 & 20 - Sing We byterian Church’s - annual
December 10 - Music Con- site at www.randomfarms.com. and registration is not required. If Enchanted - concert: “Madrigals & Christmas concert, “A Westchester
servatory - adult recital: A concert December 16 - The Small you cannot attend, you may create Mistletoe: Songs for the Season” at Christmas,” will take place on Sun-
highlighting the beauty of the tango Town Theatre Company - presents a custom basket on the mill´s online 8 pm at Pleasantville Presbyterian day, December 13, at 4 pm. Snow
in a chamber setting; the students “Chinamen,” by Michael Frayn, at 8 store at www.shop.ﬂycreekcider- Church, located at 400 Bedford Rd. date is December 20. Concert will
will perform original compositions pm, free of charge; at the Hergenhan mill.com/index.htm. After ﬁlling in Pleasantville. Suggested donation be held at The School of the Holy
and arrangements by the Port Ches- Center in Armonk; call 273-0300 or your cart with your basket items, is $15; students/seniors: $10. For Child, located at 2225 Westchester
ter resident Quartero, at 7 pm. Open complete online reservation form; click the “create-your-own bas- more information, call 610-6701. Avenue East in Rye. For directions
to all ages free of charge; located at e-mail info@SmallTownTheatre. ket” option from the Gift Baskets December 11, 12 - Tchaik- and further information, visit www.
216 Central Ave. in White Plains. com or visit www.smalltownthe- category and the mill´s gift basket ovsky’s “Nutcracker” - comes to trinitychurch.cc.
Information: www.musicconserva- atre.com. experts will create a basket to re- life on the stage of New Rochelle December 15 - Mature Jew-
tory.org and 761-3900. member. High School on Friday, Decem- ish Connections (45+) - Chanu-
December 12 - The Small HEALTH PROGRAMS, December - Larchmont ber 11, at 8 pm, and on Saturday, kah Party - Jewish Family Services
Town Theatre Company - The Life SERVICES & SUPPORT Chamber of Commerce - 12/5, December 12, at 2 and 8 pm, with of Greenwich and Mature Jewish
and Songs of Elton John, a Jimmy December 7 - Danbury Hos- 12/12 and 12/19 - Old Fashioned Ballet Atlantic’s 36th annual per- Connections invite you to A Taste
Tate Concert at 8 pm at Whippoor- pital - the public is invited to in- Holiday in Larchmont Village - formance of this classic ballet that of Chanukah from 6 to 8 pm, featur-
will Hall in Armonk; $15 per per- teract with physical medicine and Larchmont Village is returning to is sure to captivate children of all ing Chanukah hors d’oeuvres and a
son; call 273-0300 or complete on- orthopedic experts from the Center the days of old with free horse- ages. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 wine bar. Cost is $15 per person in
line reservation form; e-mail info@ for Advanced Orthopedics at Dan- drawn sleigh rides, candle-lit for seniors and children under 12, advance or $25 per person at the
SmallTownTheatre.com; informa- bury Hospital and the Main Street streets, roasted chestnuts, hot choc- and are available for purchase at the door, at The Delamar Greenwich
tion: www.smalltowntheatre.com. Physical Rehabilitation Center at olate and elves to delight visitors of door. Group rates are available by Harbor, located at 500 Steamboat
6 pm at Meadow Ridge, located at all ages. Festivities will take place calling 813-3139. Rd. in Greenwich, Conn. The Cah-
FILM & PLAYS 100 Redding Rd. in Redding. The throughout the Palmer Avenue and December 12 - Martin Lu- nukah party is a collaboration with
December - Emelin Theatre community health and wellness Boston Post Road shopping areas. ther King, Jr. Institute for Non- The Delamar Greenwich Harbor
- 12/3 The Really Big Once, at 8 program discusses ways to help you Free parking is available at Larch- violence - will host a Holiday Fam- and Whole Foods Market. RSVP
pm, cost is $25; 12/4 Cody Shuler stay healthy through physical activ- mont Train Station; Larchmont Old ily Fun and Shopping Affair in a necessary by December 11 to Ra-
& Pine Mountain Railroad with ity, addresses risk factors related to Fashioned Holiday Festival Sun- fun family atmosphere, featuring chelle at 203-622-1881 or rlowen@
Out to Lunch, at 8 pm, cost is $37; falls and osteoporosis and ways to day, December 13, a Larchmont handmade jewelry and dolls, plus a jfsgreenwich.org.
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Home for the Holidays Holiday Open House
Event to Beneﬁt the Ronald at Jacob Burns Film Center
McDonald House The Media Arts Lab at the Jacob Burns
Film Center opens its doors to the public
The Ronald McDonald House at The third annual Home for the on Saturday, December 5, from 10 a.m. to
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, lo- Holidays will also feature themed gift 2 p.m., in partnership with Pleasantville’s
cated at One Woods Rd. in Valhalla, baskets for every occasion, a rafﬂe to Holiday Open House Weekend. Staff will
the home-away-from-home for fami- win Radio City Christmas Spectacular be at hand to answer questions about spring
lies of critically ill or traumatically tickets, a 50/50 rafﬂe and the chance and summer classes and camps, and free
injured children, will host the third to buy an un-stuffed plush animal you 30-minute tours of the facility begin at 11
annual Home for the Holidays ex- can stuff with love and ﬂuff. a.m. and 12 p.m. For more information, call
travaganza on Saturday, December 5, Ronald McDonald House Chari- 914-773-7663.
from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ties (more information available at
Ronald McDonald and some of www.rmhc.org) creates, ﬁnds and
the Rockettes will attend this year’s supports programs that directly im-
holiday season kick-off event, where prove the health and wellbeing of At right: The Media Arts Lab
a cast of talented local children will children. at the Jacob Burns Film Center
perform musical numbers throughout From 2005-2008, the Ronald
the day to beneﬁt The Ronald Mc- McDonald Family Room was located Photo by David Lamb Photography
Donald House at Maria Fareri Chil- within the Maria Fareri Children’s
dren’s Hospital at Westchester Medi- Hospital. Plans are to build a new 12-
Ronald McDonald will make a
bedroom house on the grounds of the
hospital. The proposed Ronald Mc-
Trinity Presbyterian Church
special appearance from 1 to 3 p.m.,
and the Rockettes will appear from
Donald House can serve almost triple
the number of families served before,
Presents Annual Christmas Concert
5 to 7 p.m. There will be musical while providing additional programs
“A Westchester Christmas,” violinist with the Orpheus Chamber homily. Childcare for toddlers and in-
numbers by young people from East- for those families during their stay.
Trinity Presbyterian Church’s annual Orchestra; Lawrence Dutton, violist fants, and a craft program for school-
chester, Harrison, Yonkers and other For more information, visit www.
Christmas concert, will take place on with the Emerson String Quartet; and aged children will be provided.
Westchester cities and towns through- ronaldmcdonaldfamilyroom.com.
Sunday, December 13, at 4 p.m. The Ann Schein, world-renowned concert The concert will be held at The
out the day.
snow date is December 20. pianist. School of the Holy Child, located at
In addition to a string orches- Traditional Christmas music, 2225 Westchester Ave. East in Rye.
WBT Presents tra, performers include Metropolitan
Opera bass soloist James Courtney;
jazz, pop and classical music will be
performed, and there will be congre-
For directions and further informa-
tion, visit Trinity’s Web site at www.
‘The Christmas Voyager’ Grammy-Award winning jazz bassist
John Patitucci; Richard Rood, leading
gational singing of carols. The Rev-
erend Dr. Craig R. Higgins will give a
trinitychurch.cc. There is no admis-
Westchester Broadway Theater
(WBT) is pleased to present the de-
wards, Jayson Elliott, Stacia Fer-
nandez, Jonathan Stahl and Karen ‘The Nutcracker’ Ballet
Performed at New Rochelle HS
lightful holiday musical adventure, Zondag.
“The Christmas Voyager,” by Bob “The Christmas Voyager” was
Fitzimmons, in a true celebration of written by Robert Fitzsimmons and
the season, now through December Kathy Wheeler and musical arrange- The magic of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”
27. All the splendor of Christmas is ments are by Steven Silverstein. Fitz- comes to life on the stage of New Rochelle High
brought to life in this magical journey simmons, who passed away in 1992, School on Friday, December 11, at 8 p.m., and on
through Yuletides past. wrote “The Christmas Voyager,” Saturday, December 12, at 2 and 8 p.m., with Bal-
The show features dazzling ef- as well as several other Christmas let Atlantic’s 36th annual performance of this classic
fects and many favorite Christmas shows, which he directed and pro- ballet that is sure to captivate children of all ages.
songs, including “We Need a Little duced at WBT and at An Evening Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and
Christmas,” “Holly Jolly Christmas,” Dinner Theatre. He was a gifted play- children under 12, available for purchase at the door.
“Silver Bells,” “It’s Beginning to wright of Children’s Theatre and an Group rates are available by calling 914-813-3139.
Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “Deck accomplished director. This full-length performance, complete with
the Halls,” “Santa Claus Is Coming For more information or tick- fanciful Victorian backdrops, a magically expanding
to Town,” “Let There Be Peace on ets, call 914-592-2222 or visit www. Christmas tree and sumptuous costumes, features an
Earth,” “We Wish You a Merry Christ- BroadwayTheatre.com. ensemble cast of professionals, local dancers and
mas,” “Silent Night” and more. WBT is located at 1 Broadway area children.
The terriﬁc cast includes Nick Plaza in Elmsford. American Ballet Theatre dancers Nicole Grani-
Gaswirth, Ellen Condon, David Ed- ero, and Roddy Doble will perform the starring roles
of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her dashing Cavalier,
with other lead roles performed by dancers who
Celebrate the Holidays have appeared in productions by the NYC Ballet,
the Pennsylvania Ballet, the MET Opera and in “The
at WPPAC Lion King,” “Phantom of the Opera” and Twyla
Tharp’s “Movin’ Out.”
This is not the ﬁrst time on Ballet Atlantic’s
The White Plains Performing Arts This show will also include Mark
“Nutcracker” stage for either star. Graniero, who
Center (WPPAC), located on the third Stuart Eckstein and Kristine Bendul,
was raised in Westchester, graced Ballet Atlantic’s
level of the City Center complex in from the Mark Stuart Dance Theatre,
“Nutcracker” stage numerous times as a teenager
downtown White Plains recently an- and tap dancer Chloe Arnold. Also re-
in progressively challenging roles earlier in this de-
nounced a holiday musical extrava- turning to the White Plains theatre for
cade, while Doble reprises his spectacular 2007 per-
ganza. A jubilant, upscale celebration this holiday show will be some famil-
formance as Cavalier.
of the holidays, a scripted and cho- iar and favorite performers, including
Ballet Atlantic has recently moved to 81 Centre
reographed holiday concert, “We Are Cris Groenendaal, Carlos Lopez and
Ave. in New Rochelle and is happy to have the op-
Lights, ‘Tis the Season and More,” is Nick Wyman, who will host. Under
portunity to present this year’s “Nutcracker” in the
led by a large cast of Broadway, ﬁlm the direction of Walter Winston O’Neil
city it now calls home. Under the artistic direction of At right: Roddy Doble (left) and Allison Joyce
and TV stars highlighted by incom- and music director Kim Douglas Stein- as the Cavalier and Sugar Plum Fairy
Leslie Otto, this ballet company has been bringing “The
parable Tony Award-winner Melba er, the four performances will run from in Ballet Atlantic’s 2007 “Nutcracker”
Nutcracker” and other performances to Westchester
Moore, as well as Kevin Earley, Liz Friday, December 11, through Sunday,
for the past 35 years. Formed as a training ground for
Larsen, Marsha Waterbury, Celina December 13. Tickets are $45.
young dancers and choreographers, Otto is committed to educating and exposing Westchester youth to classical ballet
Carvajal, Kathy Deitch, Jodie Langel, For further information, visit
technique, through performances of contemporary and original choreography, as well as through the beloved classic,
Jana Robbins, Cindy Robinson and the www.wppac.com or call 914-328-
talented Craig Laurie, Chase Matthews 1600. WPPAC is located at 11 City
and Elizabeth Torres. Place in White Plains.
Holiday & Advocacy Events at the Westchester County Center
at the White Plains YWCA Westchester residents don’t have audiences of all ages every year. Un- Advance ticket prices are $18 for
to travel far to see a ﬁrst-rate produc- der the direction of Beth Fritz-Logrea adults, $12 for children (age 2 through
This December, the YWCA of Drive (running now through Decem-
tion of everyone’s holiday favorite, and Jean Logrea, this production fea- 10) and seniors (ages 60-plus); all
White Plains has many advocacy and ber 18.) The YWCA will be collect-
“The Nutcracker.” The Westchester tures 90 professionally trained student tickets are $22 on the day of the per-
holiday activities for the local com- ing food, hats, mittens, socks, scarves
Ballet Company’s production of this dancers from communities throughout formance.
munity. and coats in the front lobby to go to
magical tale of a young girl’s imagi- Westchester and neighboring coun- Buy tickets in person at the
Advocacy Events: The Global the Children’s Center at the Coun-
nary journey on Christmas Eve rivals ties, along with professional guest County Center box ofﬁce, open Mon-
Women’s Health Forum (December ty Courthouse, Grace Community
the best productions in the New York soloists. Add classic choreography, day through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5
4, from 12 to 2 p.m.) will include a Church and the Open Arms Shelter in
metropolitan area, and all at a very beautiful costumes, magniﬁcent scen- p.m., or Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4
powerful panel discussion exploring White Plains.
affordable price, at the Westchester ery and special stage effects, along p.m. Or purchase them through Tick-
women’s health issues around the A Book Sale & Holiday Fair
County Center in White Plains. with very affordable ticket prices, and etmaster by calling 800-745-3000, at
world, including sexual health, ma- will be held from 12 to 6 p.m. on
Performances will take place it’s a sure-ﬁre hit for your family this www.ticketmaster.com or at all Tick-
ternal health and access to medicine December 8 and 9, and will feature
on Friday, December 18, at 10 a.m.; holiday season. etmaster outlets.
for women in third world countries. books, jewelry, scarves and more
Saturday, December 19, at 12:30 p.m. And, to help make the holiday The Westchester County Cen-
“On the Road to Kindergar- great gift ideas! Funds will support
and 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday, December special for everyone, those attend- ter is located at 198 Central Ave. in
ten,” on December 5, from 10 a.m. the YWCA Child Care Program.
20, at 2 p.m. ing the 4:30 p.m. show on Saturday White Plains, adjacent to the Bronx
to 12 p.m., is the ﬁrst of a parenting Finally, on December 10, from
For the past 13 years, the are encouraged to contribute to the River Parkway and Tarrytown Road
workshop series. Led by licensed 7:30-9:30 p.m., join the YWCA for
Westchester Ballet Company has WHUD radio Toys for Tots collec- (Route 119).
clinical social worker Linda Stern, a Zumba Dance Party ($10 per per-
been thrilling County Center audi- tion on that day at the County Center. For more information about “The
participants will learn preparation and son.) For this particular dance event,
ences with its magical production of Bring a new, unwrapped toy and help Nutcracker,” call 914-995-4050 or log
transition strategies to help alleviate RSVP to Mary Thomas, ﬁtness direc-
this holiday classic that has become make the holiday special for a disad- on to www.countycenter.biz.
the worries associated with starting tor, at mthomas@ywcawhiteplains.
a tradition for families and captivates vantaged child.
kindergarten. Both of these events are com.
free and open to the public. For all other events and activities,
Celebrate the season of giv- e-mail email@example.com
ing by donating to the YWCA Coat to RSVP or for more information.
Y Dance Program Presents
Winter Open House
The Y Dance Program and Evolve show for refreshments and an open re-
Dance, Inc. are pleased to present the hearsal at Studio A (Gym) at the Fam-
Winter Open House and Performance, ily YMCA in Tarrytown, located at 62
on Saturday, December 12, at 1 p.m., Main St. The performance is free and
featuring performances by Y Dance open to the public.
students, Y Dance faculty and Evolve For more information, visit www.
Dance, Inc. Join performers after the evolvedance.org.
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First Annual ‘Stache-Off Crowns Greenburgh Hebrew Center
Top Mustaches in Westchester to Hold Annual Family
It is almost time for the Luscious children — with chocolate gelt for all
Latkes and Mighty Macabees to make participants!
their appearance at the Greenburgh This year, for the ﬁrst time, the
Hebrew Center (GHC)! Chanukah is GHC will have an early program
just around the corner and the GHC and dinner for families with young
will hold its annual festive family children before the congregational
Chanukah dinner on Friday, Decem- service. The program will begin at
ber 11. 5:15 p.m. with songs, candle-lighting
“Bluejean” Shabbat services be- blessings and a Chanukah activity for
gin at 6:30 p.m., led by Rabbi Kenter young children, followed by dinner at
and Cantor Kanarek, to be followed 5:45 p.m.
by a delicious family-style Shabbat Call the synagogue ofﬁce at 914-
dinner. There will be plenty of latkes, 693-4260 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
brisket, sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) to make a reservation for either din-
Mamaroneck resident Jon Chattman (second from left), and other delicious goodies. (Vegetar- ner. Adults and children of all ages
‘Stache Off organizer and co-author of the recently released ian and child-friendly food available are very welcome at either dinner. For
book, “SWEET ‘STACHE: 50 Badass Mustaches and the too.) Rabbi Kenter is preparing for his additional information, visit www.g-
Faces Who Sport Them,” joins contestants (l to r):
annual Jewish Trivia contest for the h-c.org.
Irvington resident Don Cohen (third place), Yonkers resident
Robert Voorheis (ﬁrst place) and New Rochelle resident
Victor Minei (second place), at Westchester County’s First
Annual ‘Stache-Off, held recently at the Music Conservatory
Noel Fine Art Announces
Photos by Mike Lee
Conservatory piano faculty member
Irena Portenko (of Rye) introduces her
‘The Christmas Show 2009’
performance of Chopin’s “Ballade” On December 4, Noel Fine Art the artist. Join Noel Fine Art for your
Mamaroneck resident Jon before presenting the Met in G minor at Westchester County’s will open “The Christmas Show,” viewing pleasure and ﬁnd wonderful
First Annual ‘Stache-Off, an evening from 5 to 8 p.m., with work from all art that will be food for the soul for
Chattman, co-author of the recent- icon with the proclamation.
of music and mustache envy.
ly released humor book “SWEET Backman was named Brook- the gallery artists on display. Noel both you and your loved ones.
‘STACHE: 50 Badass Mustaches lyn Cyclones manager just Fine Art will also be hosting an early For more information about “The
and the Faces Who Sport Them,” two days later. honoree, also lent his expertise as a Christmas party that evening to cele- Christmas Show 2009,” contact Noel
and founder of the music and humor The inaugural “Best in ‘Stache” sixth judge. A “SWEET ‘STACHE” brate its 10th anniversary at its Bronx- Degaetano at 914-337-4050, or visit
site www.thecheappop.com, recently title went to Robert Voorheis (of Yon- book and Backman signing followed ville location. www.noelﬁneart.com. Noel Fine Art
challenged the greatest mustaches in kers). Victor Minei (of New Rochelle) the event. Paintings, watercolors, prints, is located at 80 Kraft Ave. in Bronx-
Westchester to the county’s First An- and Don Cohen (of Irvington) came in The Music Conservatory of sculpture, vintage watches and orien- ville. The gallery is open Wednesday
Westchester is located at 216 Cen- tal rugs will be on display. Addition- through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5
nual ‘Stache-Off, held at the Music second and third, respectively — each
tral Ave. in White Plains. For more ally, the show will feature new, one- p.m. or by appointment.
Conservatory of Westchester. New by a hair. The event was emceed by
information, call 914-761-3900 or of-a-kind designer jewelry, signed by
York Mets World Champion Wally SiriusXM talk show host and come-
Backman was honored with a life- dienne Sara Benincasa and included visit www.musicconservatory.org.
time achievement of mustache merit
award (signed by NBC sports anchor
performances from a number of con-
servatory faculty and students as well
Follow the conservatory on Facebook
(Westchester MusicConservatory) St. Paul’s Church National
Bruce Beck of Scarsdale) for his years
of ‘stache dedication at the “evening
as Chattman’s friends and family.
Guest judges included Green-
and Twitter (@MusicCW), or check
their new blog (www.musicconser va- Historic Site
of music and mustache envy,” which burgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, toryblog.org) for the latest news and St. Paul’s Church National His- on the historic 1833 pipe organ, in-
also served as a fundraiser for the News 12 anchor/reporter Tara Rosen- updates. toric Site is pleased to present the fol- cluding some traditional carols and
conservatory. blum, Hard Drugs lead singer Jeff Lee “SWEET ‘STACHE” is available lowing upcoming programs: holiday favorites. Refreshments will
“Wally wore his mustache like and co-authors of “The Hookup Hand- at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble. December 12, open from 12 to be served. Arrive early, at 1 p.m., to
he played the ﬁeld — with glorious, book,” Jessica Rozler and Andrea com, Urban Outﬁtters and wherever 4 p.m.: opera in the historic church. hear a talk about the development of
reckless abandon,” Chattman said, Lavinthal. Backman, the evening’s books are sold. Join St. Paul’s for a 2 p.m. perfor- Christmas traditions in America.
mance by the Bronx Opera Company, December 22-23, 26 and 29-31,
featuring favorite excerpts from clas- from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Family Holi-
Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester sic operas, as well as performances
and sing-alongs, of some traditional
seasonal carols and holiday favorites.
day Program; historic games, activi-
ties, music and demonstrations, de-
signed for children on vacation from
Members Honored for Making a Difference December 15, from 10 a.m. to
12 p.m.: Bill of Rights program; an
school, as well as parents, adults and
educational program marking the For more information call 914-
218th anniversary of the adoption of 667-4116 or visit www.nps.gov/sapa.
the Bill of Rights. St. Paul’s Church National Historic
December 19, at 2 p.m.: Christ- Site is located at 897 South Columbus
At left: Award recipient Anthony Cepin mas Organ Concert; a recital by Jan Ave. in Mt. Vernon.
(left) with Barbara Cutri, the Boys & Girls Piet Knijff featuring classical music
Club of Northern Westchester’s director
Mail Holiday Packages with Care
Below: Barbara Cutri with award With 16.6 billion cards, letters ready to be shipped, log on to usps.
recipient Jazmine Dessaure
and packages to be delivered between com/pickup to schedule free package
now and Christmas Day, the U.S. pickup right from your home or of-
Postal Service has some shipping tips ﬁce. Skip the trip and do all of your
to help get gifts delivered promptly shipping online.
and safely during the holiday season. The Postal Service recommends
The Postal Service offers free, the following mail-by dates to ensure
environmentally friendly Flat Rate your gift arrives on time:
Priority Mail boxes as well as regular December 4: Military mail des-
Priority Mail and Express Mail boxes tined for Iraq or Afghanistan
and envelopes. These supplies can be December 11: Military mail for
Two Boys & Girls Club of Northern ordered at usps.com or picked up at a other overseas bases
Westchester members, Jazmine Dessaure (of local Post Ofﬁce. December 16: Parcel Post, the
Mt. Kisco) and Anthony Cepin (of Sleepy Hol- Priority Mail Flat-Rate boxes most economical shipping service
low), received the Westchester County Youth are the best combination of value and December 21: First-Class Mail
Board’s 2009 Milly Kibrick Youth Recogni- convenience in the shipping business. December 21: Priority Mail
tion Award. The awards were recently present- One low rate to any state, with no cal- December 23: Express Mail
ed at the annual reception held on October 21, culating of postage or weighing nec- Due to security requirements,
at the Davenport Club in New Rochelle. essary. If it ﬁts, it ships. packages bearing postage stamps and
The aim of the Westchester County Youth The Postal Service also offers that weigh more than 13 ounces must
Recognition Awards is to recognize high pre-packaged shipping products, be presented to a letter carrier or retail
school seniors of the class of 2009 who have READY POST, sold at local Post Of- associate at the Post Ofﬁce and cannot
ﬁces for customers needing sturdy, se- be dropped in blue collection boxes.
been involved in building a ﬂourishing, strong
cure boxes, envelopes and even greet- Find more holiday tips and infor-
and compassionate community through indi-
teaching and leading other students. He has served as a ing cards. mation at usps.com/communications/
vidual efforts and actions. Dessaure and Cepin
computer specialist, counselor to the club members in Kin- When you mail online with newsroom/2009/holiday/hpr.htm.
are among 10 select students who were recognized by the Click-N-Ship, you qualify for a dis- The Postal Service receives no
Westchester County Youth Board for their character and dergarten and ﬁrst grade and helps out during homework
count on Priority Mail and Express tax dollars for operating expenses and
achievements. sessions. Cepin has also assisted with the club’s various
Mail. The more you ship, the more relies on the sale of postage, products
“These extraordinary young men and women are role feeding programs, from the weekend backpacks of food to
you save. And when a package is and services to fund its operations.
models to today’s youth,” said County Executive Andy Thanksgiving feasts to the daily Kids
Spano. “Through their work in their communities, they Café program. A senior at Sleepy Hol-
have touched the lives of many individuals. This ceremony
is Westchester County’s way of showing that we care about
low High School, Cepin plans to pur-
sue a career in sports management.
THE BIGGEST HIT ON BROADWAY
and honor these youths for their exceptional efforts.”
A club member since age 5, Dessaure is president of
“Congratulations to Jazmine Des-
saure and Anthony Cepin,” said Brian THIS YEAR OR ANY OTHER YEAR!”
–David Richardson, WOR Radio
the Keystone Club and a former president of the Torch Skanes, executive director of the Boys
Club. She coordinates a step dance competition for teams
from Westchester and the Bronx and started the club’s step
team, Souljah Steppers. Having beneﬁted from so much of
& Girls Club of Northern Westchester.
“Jazmine and Anthony have demon-
strated exceptional character and com-
what the club has to offer, Dessaure is determined to give passion for their fellow club members
back. She assisted pre-school teachers for three years and is and community time and time again. –Newsday
part of the Wilfred Jennings Summer Leadership Program. Both are extremely deserving of this
She also helps run the club’s SMART Girls program. A se- recognition from the Westchester
nior at Fox Lane High School, Dessaure hopes to pursue a County Youth Board.”
degree in education. The Boys & Girls Club of North-
More than six years ago, Cepin received a ﬂyer about ern Westchester is located at 351 Main
the Boys & Girls Club and decided to try it out. “The club St. in Mt. Kisco and can be reached
turned out to be one of the smartest decisions I have made at 914-666-8069 or by visiting www.
so far,” Cepin said. The club has given him the strength to bgcnw.com. To contact the club’s Teen
make new friends, build lasting relationships, and has also Center, located at 317 Main St. in Mt.
Kisco, call 914-733-0033.
PHOTOS BY JASON BELL AND JOAN MARCUS
been a second home. Cepin is deeply involved with both
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