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Vol 6 Number 24 Friday, June 19, 2009
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Facebook Four Yonkers Candidates
and Mayor Joan Walsh Wait for Ind. Nod
Mentor Appreciation Day Rising Media Group Awarded!
at Yankee Stadium Harrison HS Band Shows Importance
of Community Newspapers
At left: Mentor
Lindsay Jurgensen At left:The
(right) of Yonkers, Harrison HS
and Abbott House Band at Disney
Photo by Gary
Below: White Plains
resident Tyra Bailey
(left) with Abbott
House youth Omari
on Page 8
The Abbott House human service
agency celebrated the success of its mentor
program with a salute to the men and
women who volunteer their time to be pos-
itive influences in the lives of youth in
need on Saturday, June 6, with an outing to
the new Yankees Stadium in the Bronx as
part of the first-ever “Abbott House At right: Dan Murphy, editor in chief of Rising
Mentor Appreciation Day.” Media Group (second from left) with (l to r): Dr.
Continued on Page 6 Fred Pasqua, Anne-Marie Annunziato and Charles
Briem, of the Harrison HS Band
Westchester’s Secret Senator: Espada Facebook Four Cops Punished,
Switches Parties & Shakes Up Albany But Allowed to Return to Work
Walsh Says to Move On
By Dan Murphy
A few weeks ago, Rising
By Dan Murphy
Media reported about State
The infamous Facebook Four (dubbed so by this
Senator Pedro Espada Jr., who
reporter) — three Harrison police officers and a code
represents the Bronx Senate
enforcement officer who were caught on Facebook making
33rd district, but actually lives
racist comments about President Barak Obama and sexual-
here in Westchester with his
ly inappropriate comments about Harrison Mayor Joan
wife and children. While
Walsh — have been punished severely by the Harrison
Espada maintains a “resi-
Town Board but get to keep their jobs.
dence” in the Bronx, he lives
Harrison Police Department (HPD) detectives Richard
in a $700,000 home, in a nice
Light and Frank Massaro, Officer Mike DiLauria and Code
Enforcement Officer Ed DiBuono were given varying pun-
Espada, a Democrat,
ishments by the Harrison Town Board, acting as police
made news last week by vot-
ing against his party and join-
Light was demoted from detective to police officer,
ing with Republicans in elect-
and restricted to office duty until the end of the year, when
ing Dean Skelos for majority
he will forcibly retire. Light also lost 58 days in held-over
leader. Espada joined Queens Senator Pedro Espada Jr.
vacation and sick days. He received the harshest punish- Harrison Mayor Joan Walsh
Democrat Hiram Monserrate
ment, with Harrison Police Chief David Hall assuring the
in removing Democrat investigating Espada. The big focus on the inves- community that “[Light] will not be patrolling the streets.”
Majority Leader Malcolm Smith. tigation surrounds the Bronx nonprofit health care DiLauria and Massaro each received 10-day suspensions with-
But the Republicans’ hold on the State group he founded, Soundview Health Care
out pay, and they both lost 20 days of held-over vacation and sick
Senate may be short lived, with both Espada and Network — his attempts to steer state grant
Monserrate the subject of criminal probes and monies to Soundview and whether Soundview
DiBuono also got hit with 75 days of unpaid suspension, using
charges. Monserrate is accused of stabbing his employees also conducted political work for the
17 days of held-over vacation days to get it down to 58 days.
girlfriend with a piece of glass. Espada is the sub- senator.
DiBuono also had his salary lowered one pay grade — from $79,659
ject of both state and local investigations into his Cuomo has jurisdiction over the residency to $73,134.
residency, taxpayer-financed travel, campaign issue.
These punishments were approved by the Town Board by a vote
records and legislative earmarks. Espada’s departure from the Democratic of 3-2 along party lines, with Republican councilmen Fred Sciliano,
N.Y. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and caucus has much to do with his not being happy
Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson are both Continued on Page 7 Continued on Page 7
What’s Inside Happy Father’s Day RCDS Student
Culinary Rising – Page 2
Community Service Kids – Page 2
In Your Backyard – Pages 4 & 5
Ask an Expert – Page 6
By Michael Muro
This Sunday is Father’s Day, a day in which families join
Letters to the Editor – Page 6 together to honor Dad on his special day. Plans may include a spe-
cial dinner at home, a family barbeque with the kids and grand-
kids (with Dad standing at the hot barbeque flipping the burgers)
Who, What, When & Where – Page 9 or dinner at a crowded restaurant with Daddy, ironically, picking
up the tab, insisting that everyone puts their money away. Jena Goettisheim
Then there are the gifts; yes, those golf shirts that look like
At the conclusion of the 2008-09 school year, Rye Country
the ones from last year, and let’s not forget those mugs that read
Day School (RCDS) senior Jena Goettisheim was selected as a
“Super Dad” or “World’s Best Grandpa.”
Fairchester Athletic Association scholar-athlete. Qualifications
Send us Your Letters! For many of us, Father’s Day is a time of reflection, and a
day filled with memories. Our Dads are gone and we are left with
for this prestigious award include outstanding academic creden-
tials (grade point average, class rank and a minimum of three
a gentle ache in our hearts. Oh how we miss Dad’s goodness and
Advanced Placement courses), All-FAA athletic recognition in at
E-mail us at loving presence.
I share with you a poem read 21 years ago, by then Yonkers
least one sport and a varsity letter in a second sport.
During her upper school career, Goettisheim excelled in the
email@example.com Mayor Angelo Martinelli at my father, Michael Muro’s, funeral.
classroom while taking a challenging academic program that
See Poem on Page 8 Continued on Page 7
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challenging economic times. We hope to use insurance and financial services professionals. Eastchester HS Alum Sara Miller
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Suma Cum Laude at SUNY Binghamton
Local Teens Honored On May 17, Eastchester High School alumna Sara C. Miller
was recognized at Binghamton University’s 63rd commencement
for Year-Long Community Service ceremony by serving as the student marshal for Harpur College’s
division of Fine Arts and Humanities.
In that role, Miller, who received a Bachelor of Arts degree,
summa cum laude, in studio art, led the graduating seniors in their
march into the ceremony, which was held at the university’s Events
Center, and was later called to the stage to accept the symbolic diplo-
ma from University President Lois B. DeFleur on behalf of all stu-
dents in the division.
Miller was selected for the distinction from hundreds of stu-
dents in her division based on her impressive combination of aca-
demic achievement and campus involvement. While at Binghamton,
she served as editor of “The Phoenix,” the student artwork and liter-
ature showcase section of the Free Press campus newspaper.
Sara C. Miller
By Morris Gut
Scarsdale Pizza Station Serves
L to r: Valerie O’Keeffe, Josh Raider, Elliot Rosenfeld, David Rabinowitz, Jack Big Flavors Out of Cozy Kitchen
Miller and Rabbi Mendel Silberstein.
Scarsdale Pizza Station, the charming 30-seat
Italian eatery on Scarsdale Avenue may be cozy,
but it serves up thin-crusted pizzas, pastas and
main courses that are big on flavor. Its three-year
owner is the personable Michael Provenzale.
Walk up a few stairs and enter the small din-
ing room lined with bottles of wine, a few tables
and an open pizza kitchen that is colorfully framed
with hand-drawn weekly blackboard specialties of
the house. It’s a casual spot with help within
earshot, the floor service comes right from the
kitchen and your waiter may just turn out to be
Provenzale himself. It’s homey and a great deal of
fun eating here, tasty too!
Provenzale touts his signature “Grandma Scarsdale Pizza Station owner
Pies.” pan cooked and thin-crusted, prepared in Michael Provenzale shows off one
the authentic southern Italian style and loaded of his delectable pizzas.
with fresh toppings: The Whole Wheat Special,
caramelized onion, arugula salad, chopped tomato pastas; finger foods, wraps and paninis; and cal-
topped with goat cheese; Portobello Pizza, zones, pizza rolls and wedges.
Portobello, asparagus, chopped tomato and gor- Provenzale worked his way up in all facets of
L to r: Valerie O’Keeffe, Adam Wrobel, Charlotte Wiesenberg, Carolyn Zelenetz
gonzola cheese; Mediterraneo, sausage or grilled the business. Prior to opening in on Scarsdale
and Rabbi Mendel Silberstein
chicken with broccoli rabe, sundried tomato and Avenue, he had worked for three years for the pop-
By Dina New Prepared hundreds of sandwiches for the fresh mozzarella; Mesclun Avocado, mesclun ular Ferraro 502 in downtown Toronto. Come in
In an evening of honor and recognition, par- homeless at HOPE Community Services, Inc. greens, avocado, fresh mozzarella, seasoned and join his family!
ents, family members and friends gathered on Baked Challah and Hamantashen with tomato and onion with homemade balsamic dress- Scarsdale Pizza Station is located at 844
Monday, June 1, to honor and recognize more developmentally challenged adults. ing (the balsamic dressing is one of the popular Scarsdale Ave. in Scarsdale. The restaurant and
than 40 local students for their unwavering com- Played games and visited with seniors at fresh dressings available for take home); Chicken pizzeria is open seven days a week: Monday
mitment to helping others through community United Hebrew Geriatric Center. Pesto, grilled chicken and sautéed tomato in a through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and
service, volunteering and reaching out to those in Made pillows for children living at My pesto sauce topped with provolone; and the amaz- Sundays, from 12 to 9 p.m.
need. Sisters’ Place. ing Italian Combo with ham, prosciutto, salami, Free delivery and take-out are available, along
The students are part of TFC – Teens for the Ran a clothing drive for needy families in provolone, pepperoni, lettuce and tomato with with catering. For more information, call 914-723-
Community, a Larchmont/Mamaroneck group of Israel, sending thousands of garments. roasted peppers. Whole wheat dough is always 4700.
high school students who get together for two Ran a food drive for the Larchmont- available upon request. About the author: Morris Gut is a restaurant
hours every Thursday evening during the school Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force Inc. In addition, Scarsdale Pizza station offers consultant and former restaurant trade magazine
year to do different community service projects; Visited the elderly at Sound Shore Medical more traditional pizza combinations; crisp entrée- editor. He has been tracking and writing about the
sometimes keeping it local and other times taking Center’s nursing home. sized salads with house made dressings; a wide dining scene in greater Westchester for over 25
on national or international causes. The teens are Made holiday treat packages for children range of blackboard specialties, which change reg- years. He may be reached at: 914-235-6591 or
mostly from Mamaroneck High School with a living at homeless shelters in Westchester and the ularly; Italian-American style main courses and email@example.com.
few from various private schools in the area. Bronx.
The evening began with opening remarks by Performed a Chanukah show and made
Rabbi Mendel Silberstein, director of Chabad of
Larchmont and Mamaroneck, who runs the TFC
crafts with a group of developmentally challenged
adults from Richmond Community Services.
Monroe Students Cook
program. He pointed out how amazing it is to see
that only in its second year the group has grown
Arranged and ran a carnival at the
Coachman Family Center for the homeless. up Delectable Delights
from a handful of teens to more than 40 attendees. Made edible arrangements out of fruit for
The evening was held at the Chabad Center seniors in Larchmont. Student chefs enrolled in
located at the former Tung Hoy restaurant in Fore more information about TFC- Teens for Monroe College’s Culinary Arts
Mamaroneck. the Community visit www.JewishLarchmont.com associate degree program recently
Following is a list of some of the programs or call Chabad at 914-834-4321. cooked up a storm for their partici-
the teens have done this year. pation at the Wine & Food Festival
held at the Doubletree Hotel in
County Board Approves Appointments Tarrytown. On the menu were duck
confit spring roll, rare seared duck
to Board of Ethics breast with black berry sauce, sweet
potato hash and micro green salad.
The Westchester County Board of Board of Ethics on June 8, during its County At right: Student chef
Legislators approved the appointment of Board meeting. Dennis Hyman gets ready
Leonard Spano, of Yonkers, and Lawrence Spano and Ecker’s term will begin imme- to add a pinch of salt to
Ecker, of Irvington, as members to the county’s diately and serve until December 31, 2011. the sweet potato hash.
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In Your Backyard
Greenwich Hospital President/CEO ‘Song of Ascents’ Sculpture Exhibit
Visits Rye Rotary Club at Rye Town Park
At left: Greenwich Hospital
Corvino (fourth from left)
is joined at the Rye Rotary
Club by Rotarians (l to r):
incoming Rotary Club
President Tom Saunders;
Jane Fox, marketing direc-
tor at The Osborn; Kathy
Carley Spanier, Greenwich
health director; and
Matthew Anderson, Skilled
Nursing Facility adminis-
trator at The Osborn.
On Friday, June 5, a full house of Rye almost doubled to 540 doctors, with over 120
Rotary Club members met with Frank A. from New York. Corvino noted that over the
Corvino, president and chief executive officer last four years, Greenwich Hospital has seen a
“Song of Ascents” ceramic sculptures
of Greenwich Hospital. Corvino, who was 27 percent increase in patients, with 807 Rye
now on display at Rye Town Park
appointed to his present position in 1991, resident inpatients in the last fiscal year alone.
reported on the latest developments at He noted that Greenwich has become
Greenwich Hospital and their impact on the increasingly involved in the Rye Community
Rye community. with Kathy Carley Spanier, director of
With the closing of United Hospital, 40 Community Health at Greenwich Hospital, a Mamaroneck artist Sara Coble is present- and received an M.F.A. at Columbia University.
percent of Greenwich Hospital’s patients now member of the Rotary Club, and Gregg ing an exhibit of ceramic sculptures entitled She studied ceramics at Kansas City Art
come from New York, up from just 15 in 1999. Howells, executive director of the Rye YMCA, “Song of Ascents,” at Rye Town Park from June Institute and Alfred University. Coble currently
Emergency Department visits have doubled a member of the hospital’s Community through September. teaches sculpture and ceramics at the Hackley
from 20,000 to nearly 41,000 in the last fiscal Advisory Board. The exhibit, which features 13 sculptures School.
years. Greenwich Hospital’s medical staff has mounted on stainless steel rods, is located at the She has taught figure modeling and anato-
front of the park’s naturalized pond. The exhib- my at the Fashion Institute of Technology and
it is dedicated to the memory of longtime has conducted workshops and art residencies in
Westchester artist and art instructor Leslie Dor. the tri-state area. She is a member of the
Lucy Schmolka Re-Appointed Rye Town Park is located at the east end of
Dearborn Ave., off Forest Avenue, in the City of
Mamaroneck Artist’s Guild, and is a roster artist
for the Westchester Arts Council.
Rye. For information about the park, call 914- Recent exhibitions include: “Currents” at
to County Women’s Advisory Board 967-0965 or visit the Park Web site at the Garrison Arts Center, Strecker Nelson
www.ryetownpark.com. Gallery, Manhattan Kansas, Wichita Arts
The Westchester County Board of women and their families through education A special public reception for the artist will Center and Wichita Kansas; “Cups Coming
Legislators approved the re-appointment of and research, direct and contracted services and be held at the site on Sunday, June 28, from 6 to Together” and “At The Table” at the Clay Art
Lucy Schmolka to serve as an at-large member by influencing public policy. 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Center in Port Chester; “5&5,” an exhibition of
to the county’s Women’s Advisory Board dur- The Advisory Board consists of one mem- Coble invites visitors to go on an odyssey, photography and sculpture at Iona College in
ing its County Board meeting. Schmolka is a ber from each of the 17 county legislative dis- viewing works that explore the ageless themes 2005; and “Age of Disquiet,” a solo show of
resident of Armonk. tricts and approximately 20 members-at-large. of conflict and the search for resolution. over 40 sculptures and drawings at the
The Westchester County Women’s Members are appointed by the county execu- The changing natural light and the palette Mamaroneck Artist’s Guild in 2005.
Advisory Board, along with the Office of tive and approved by the County Board of of seasonal colors will add life and drama to the This exhibit is sponsored by Rye Town
Women, promotes equal rights, independence, Legislators. Schmolka’s term will begin imme- sculptures. The movement and sound of the Park and the Clay Art Center. The works are for
dignity and equity for Westchester County diately and serve until December 31, 2010. water awakens the senses and evoke the forces sale. A price list is available at the Park Office
of nature. The artist urges visitors contemplate in Administration (towers) building. Coble can
these sculptures and enter into this imaginary be contacted through the Mamaroneck Artists’
Campus News space.
Coble studied art history at Vassar College
Guild Web site at www.mamaroneckartists
The following area residents have been Tyler Carfi of North Salem
named to the President’s List at Berkeley Emma Mcfee of Somers
Alejandro Espinoza of Ossining
Amanda Monzon of South Salem
Alexandra Taylor of Bedford
Greenburgh Hebrew Center Tot Shabbat
Linda Ruff of Pleasantville
Marianny Hidalgo of Sleepy Hollow
Karina Coyt of Port Chester
Julie Solver of Rye
to Run Through the Summer
Joseph Pali of White Plains Abdool Alim; Perri Dash; Earlene English;
Karina Martinez of Port Chester Destinee Jones; Ingrid Mckenzie; Andrew Greenburgh Hebrew Center (GHC) will Playtime starts at 10:30 a.m. and Tot
Anthony DiPietro of Mount Vernon Palestrant; Lelawatti Ramchand; Erica continue its popular parent-run Tot Shabbat, for Shabbat Service begins at 11:15 a.m. and con-
The following area residents have been Reis; Terria Samuels; Avril Senderson; several Saturdays throughout the summer: June tinues until the main service is finished.
named to the Dean’s List at Berkeley College: Rayisha Smith; Xenia Spence; and Daleena 27, July 18 and August 22. Participants are welcome to join the GHC for
Nicole Simmonds of Hastings-on-Hudson Townsesnd of Mount Vernon Children up to age seven are welcome for lunch afterwards.
Catherine Lozano of Ossining Arlene Tejeda of Pelham playing, singing songs, learning prayers, story For more information, call the office before
Yirandy Velez of Ossining Nathaniel W. Brown, of Pleasantville, son and a nut-free kiddush snack in a fun and 3 p.m. on Fridays at 914-693-4260, or e-mail
Erik Bayolima of Peekskill of Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon T. Brown, received a relaxed environment. Parents also welcome to Sarah and Asaf Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tiffany Carroll of Shrub Oak Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from learn, play and socialize together.
Chloe Wozniak of Tarrytown Beloit College in Beloit, Wis., during com-
Angel Alburquerque, Alex Antigua, Travon mencement exercises on May 17. He was also
Arrington, Jennifer Cabrera, Kevin Fischer, named to the Dean’s List for the spring semes- Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester
Michael Grande, Lorenette Lawrence, ter.
Elhadji Laye, Bei Li Liu, Carolyna Pany, Allen J. Perlen, of Chappaqua, a first-year June has turned into a lucky month. their raffles get into the drawing.
Donald Parkis, Marc Revers, Aisha Sparks, student, has been named to the Dean’s List for Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester knows And don’t forget to invite family and
and Denise Stanley of White Plains. the spring semester at Beloit College in Beloit, that everyone is busy in the garden, going to friends to participate.
Christopher Chung of Yorktown Wis. ballgames, etc., so The Stay At Home Raffle Spend your money to support the temple.
Anne Keske of West Harrison deadline has been extended until June 30. Buy raffles. Buy chances on fabulous prize
Individuals can send their entries in now, or packages. Raffles will be drawn on June 30.
can e-mail mmccabe@congregation Visit the Web site for raffle descriptions and
emanuel.org or call 914-967-4382 to ensure forms at www.congregationemanuel.org.
Rye Town Park Develops
New Expanded Web Site
The Rye Town Park Commission has estab- detailed information about this summer’s free
lished a new, expanded Web site for Rye Town concert series; information about the daily high
Park. The site has been developed in conjunction and low tides at nearby Rye Beach; personalized
with the Town of Rye’s Web site. It can be directions to the Park via Yahoo local maps; and a
accessed directly through the www.ryetown- link to a park-sanctioned fitness program, Boot
park.com address. The goal is to provide the pub- Camp By The Beach.
lic with a detailed introduction to the park and all The Web site also includes an aerial view of
aspects of its operations. the entire park, along with a variety of colorful
The Rye Town Park Web site includes a photos of the park and its operations throughout
home page, with links to eight separate park infor- the year. In addition to the park’s seasonal beach
mation content areas. These are: About the Park; program and summer concerts, the Rye Town
Beach Operations; Park Programs and Activities; Park is involved with educational programs, com-
Facility Rentals and Catering; Outside Sponsored petitive sports programs and community pro-
Events; School and Group Opportunities; Park grams, such as the Easter sunrise services.
Rules and Regulations - FAQ; and, Contact Us. The site also provides opportunities for peo-
Along with the information are links to a ple to provide feedback regarding ways to
variety of related information and Web sites. improve the site, or to obtain additional informa-
These include: downloads of the forms for renting tion.
party pavilions and beach barbeque areas;
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In Your Backyard
21 Teens in Westchester Students Receive Financial Assistance
Receive Scholarship to Travel in Israel Twenty-six students, including nine
high school graduates from the class of
2009, 15 who are already in college and
two pursuing graduate degrees, were the
recipients of Academic Achievement
ice and demon-
Awards from the Sterling Park Residents
Association at The Osborn. The student
recipients are children and grandchildren
of employees of The Osborn from a vari-
ety of departments ranging from nursing,
dining, osborn home care, facilities,
ships for a sum-
finance, environmental services and
mer trip to Israel
housekeeping. The awards are from a
at a reception on
fund to which residents contribute volun-
Wednesday, June Sterling Park at The Osborn Residents
tarily which is then divided among the
3, at the Association Academic Achievement Awards
students. To be considered, the student
R i d g e w a y Committee members Sylvia Greenberg and
must be continuing in an educational pro-
Country Club in Dr. Edward Pasciuti with the staff and staff
gram after high school which may be a
White Plains. children who received the awards. Not
college or university or a trade school.
The event Saul Singer (standing, far left) and his wife, Fran (standing, fourth pictured are commmittee members Betty
Academic Achievement Award
featured the pres- from left), with high school students who received the Singer Menke and Lily Lisman.
recipients this year included: Nicole
entation of the Family Israel Award Payne, Marsha White, Elisa Mary Horn
(Sarah Lawrence), Jason Cusumano
participates in UJA-Federation’s annual cam- (Bentley), Rosa Kemp (Buffalo), Brittney Smith, Theresa Gorman (Univ. Of Michigan),
Award, which provides recipients with a schol-
paign. Upon their return from Israel, award Delfino (Long Island University), Neel Patel Joseph Gorman (Boston University), Alyssa
arship of $1,250 for travel in Israel. UJA-
recipients must participate in Jewish communi- (CUNY Baruch) and Monali Patel (St. John’s), Levy (Westchester Community College),
Federation of New York in Westchester admin-
ty service. Stephanie Baxter (Western Connecticut State), Malcolm Minott (University Of Albany), Diana
isters the Singer Israel Family Award, which is
The awards ceremony attracted about 75 Kemesha Woodfine (Quinnipiac), Kemar Contreras (Fashion Institute of Technology),
open only to Westchester high school students.
attendees, including recipients and their family Woodfine (Bridgeport), Kuang-Ying Chen Joel Dickens, Stephany Quarless, Nicholas
White Plains residents Fran and Saul
members. Rabbi Lester Bronstein, of Bet Am (Ithaca), Aisha Beckett (Penn State), Jibi Costa (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and
Singer established the award 12 years ago and
Shalom in White Plains, gave the d’var Torah, a Alexander (Binghamton), Milchaila Rae Eva Vives (Dominican College).
continue to support it. The Singers are longtime
spiritual message based on the Torah. Samuel (Acting Studies), Tafari and Tabary
visible leaders in the Jewish community and
The following Westchester high school stu-
dents received the Singer Family Israel Award:
“The award was started as an incentive for
young people who are active in synagogue or
Jewish life to experience Israel, because anyone
Daniel Bloch, South Salem; Caroline Dorn,
Rye; Samuel Dorn, Rye; Hannah Fine, White Lunchtime Jazz Concerts Return
who has experienced Israel not only wants to
return, but they become leaders in the Jewish
Plains; Zachary Glasser, Scarsdale; Renna
Gottlieb, Pound Ridge; Elana Greenberg, to Lasdon This Summer
Scarsdale; Rachel Greenberg, Scarsdale;
community and involve others as well,” said
Jason Haber, Larchmont; Joshua Jaffe, White Bring a picnic lunch and listen to the on July 10 and July 31.
Plains; Ariel Lesnick, Yonkers; Ari Marder, sounds of cool jazz during the free Lunch at Limited table seating is available on a first-
Fran Singer said the award provided her
White Plains; Deborah Mariottini, New Lasdon concert series at Westchester County’s come, first-served basis; blankets or lawn chairs
with a most gratifying opportunity — to play a
Rochelle; Jacob Meiner, New Rochelle; largest publicly owned arboretum — Lasdon for seating on the lawn are welcome. Light
role in teens’ life-changing and life-enriching
Arielle Nissenblatt, White Plains; Rebecca Park, Arboretum & Veteran’s Memorial — on refreshments will be available for purchase.
summer experience in Israel.
Orenstein, Briarcliff; Dahniel Sastow, Fridays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, and August While at Lasdon, be sure to browse the all-
As part of their application process, the
Scarsdale; Julia Wein, Purchase; Estelle 7, from 12 to 2 p.m. new selection of gardening-related, gifts and
Singer Family Israel Awards require prospec-
Winkleman, Hastings-on-Hudson; Rebecca The Lunch at Lasdon jazz concert series plant items in the Garden Shop.
tive nominees to write an essay, and applicants
Young, New Rochelle; and Jeremy Zitomer, highlights local musical talent from Westchester Lunch at Lasdon is sponsored by
must be nominated by a UJA-Federation bene-
Golden’s Bridge. County and the surrounding area. Westchester County Parks and the Friends of
ficiary agency or a synagogue congregation that
On July 3 and July 24, visitors can enjoy Lasdon Park & Arboretum, Inc. Admission and
the music of ABCs of Jazz, a Peekskill-based parking are free. In case of inclement weather,
group that has become a crowd favorite at Lunch at Lasdon will be cancelled.
Directory of Self-Help Groups Lasdon, proving that Westchester’s local talent Lasdon Park and Arboretum, a 234-acre
can swing with the best of them! park and arboretum featuring many species of
in Westchester Now Available On July 17 and August 7, the Kevin
Callaghan Group will take the stage. The
trees, shrubs and perennials, is a Westchester
County Park. It is located on Route 35 in
group’s musicians hail from Westchester and Somers, and can be reached via I-684, exit 6.
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the understanding atmosphere. Since 1979, the
Putnam counties and Connecticut. For more information, call Lasdon Park at
Westchester Self-Help Clearinghouse has pub- Westchester Self-Help Clearinghouse, a pro-
The Gerard Carelli Orchestra, a group of 914-864-7268 or log on to www.westchester
lished the 17th edition of the Directory of Self- gram of Westchester Jewish Community
local jazz musicians from Bedford, will perform gov.com/parks.
Help Groups in Westchester County. A compre- Services (WJCS), has disseminated information
hensive guide to more than 260 mutual support on mutual support groups and has helped train
groups that meet throughout the county, the
directory is an excellent resource for people
their leaders. Copies of the directory are avail-
able for $30 per copy or $75 for three. To Make a Difference
who seek support for a myriad of difficult life request an order form or for further information
The Feeley Fund is short of its goal of uates who are accepted in accredited colleges.
situations. The groups listed are primarily peer- about the Clearinghouse, call Lenore
$9,000 to meet the financial needs of eligible Checks made payable to the Feeley Fund and
led, center on a common situation and give Rosenbaum, director of the Self-Help
youth. The E.J. Feeley Harrison High School sent to Harrison High School at 255 Union
individuals an opportunity for creative problem Clearinghouse at 914-761-0600, ext. 308.
Student Aid Fund awards monies to those grad- Ave. will “Make the Difference.”
solving and support in an encouraging and
The African-American Heritage
Festival Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
Experience the richness of African- weather at the beautiful Kensico Dam Plaza.
American culture at the African-American Parking and admission are free.
Heritage Celebration on Sunday, June 28, from The event is sponsored by Westchester
12 to 7 p.m., at the Kensico Dam Plaza in County Parks and the Coalition of African-
Valhalla. American Organizations.
This program will feature a variety of Kensico Dam Plaza is located at the north
entertainment, including performances by a end of the Bronx River Parkway in Valhalla.
drum corps, a gospel choir, a jazz ensemble and Please be advised that the Bronx River Parkway
dancers. There will also be adult fitness activi- will be closed for Bicycle Sundays from 10 a.m.
ties and line dancing. For the kids, there will be to 2 p.m. between Scarsdale Road in Yonkers
a book mobile, courtesy of Westchester and the Westchester County Center in White
County’s public library system, and fitness Plains. The park can be accessed via Route 22,
activities provided by Westchester County’s from the north or south. The park is also acces-
Be-Fit Mobile. To promote fire safety, this sible via the Westchester BEE-LINE bus sys-
event will feature a “smoke house” which will tem, Route #6 from the White Plains
allow families to practice their fire exit routine TransCenter.
and learn helpful skills that could save lives. If you are interested in being a vendor at
Visitors will also be able to browse the this event, call 914-378-3283.
many vendors who will be displaying and sell- For more information, call 914-864-
ing various types of traditional arts and crafts PARK. General information about Westchester
and countless types of ethnic foods. Bring a County Parks can also be found at
folding chair or blanket and enjoy the June www.westchestergov.com/parks.
ANTHONY J. COLAVITA, P.C.
General Civil Practice
Personal Injury Probate
Negligence Real Estate
Municipal Zoning and Planning
Divorce Corporation Trials
575 White Plains Road
Eastchester, New York 10709
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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: ly as to year. Also, I don’t totally trust my own
Letter to the Editor
One of Rye’s most spectacular and, to us recall of the theater’s exact location, but think it
kids, important fires occurred in the early 50’s was on the site, adjacent to the Rye Free Dear Editor: are growing.
when the movie theater, then located at the Reading Room where, later, a Grand Union As New York’s jobs melt away and its These cuts will compound another ongo-
Milton Road end of Purchase Street, went stood. Yes? No? need for health care grows, the Obama ing crisis: chronic under-funding of nursing
down. My dad and I left our house on Newberry I welcome your own memories of this Administration has proposed cutting New homes by state Medicaid rates. Providing
Place and went down to see the blaze - a event. Yorkers’ nursing home benefits by some $75 skilled nursing care will cost more. Promising
moment I remember vividly. But a friend of million in just the first year. That’s the wrong quality improvement programs will be threat-
mine and I have differing memories of that Regards, prescription for New York’s economic and ened. In the end, our ability to care for New
event, and I’d welcome clarification, particular- Christopher Lowell, Colorado Springs health care ailments. York’s oldest, sickest seniors will diminish.
The idea of slashing New Yorkers’ nursing Cuts to care and jobs? Our seniors deserve
home benefits under Medicare Part A originat- better. So do our workers. President Obama,
Letter to the Editor ed with the Bush Administration. It seems
inconsistent with President Obama’s core poli-
Dear Editor: cials can be influenced by political action com- cy goals: job creation and health care reform. Sincerely,
It seems that government is becoming mittees, lobbyists and other forces which have These workers are the key caregivers in
more involved in moral issues, the latest being means not available to the average citizen. our nursing homes. They measurably improve Richard J. Herrick, president & CEO
same sex marriage. There are other moral By putting more matters to the electorate, care for a population whose numbers and needs New York State Health Facilities Association
issues the government has become involved we can increase the power of the electorate
with. while diminishing the power of the influence
We do not need government to dictate
morality to us. We have others much more
peddlers. Remember, government governs best
when it governs least. Shaken Baby Syndrome
qualified to do this. This applies to all levels of
government. More of these matters should be Sincerely, By Ann Muro brain tissue is exceptionally fragile.
put to the electorate instead of the legal route. George Imburgia, New Rochelle In our last Exchange Club article we dis- Head trauma is the leading cause of dis-
We must keep in mind that government offi- cussed Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and what hap- ability among abused infants and children.
pens when a woman drinks alcohol during preg- Although Shaken Baby Syndrome occurs most
nancy. As part of our ongoing educational pro- frequently in infants younger than six months
HELP WANTED grams, we will now look at another topic, one
that, unfortunately, has dominated the media
old, it can occur up to the age of three. Although
often there are no obvious outward signs of
Earn up to 100 Per day. Currently seeking payroll clerks and lately, along with many other horrific incidents inside injury, particularly behind the head or
Under cover shoppers accountants. Job comes with great of child abuse. It is the goal of the Exchange behind the eyes, in reality, shaking a baby, if
needed two judge retail benefits. Applicants should kindly Club Foundation to educate as many parents, only for a few seconds, can injury a baby for
and dining establish- relatives, caregivers and babysitters as possible life.
ments. Experienced not e-mail resumes or inquiries to about Shaken Baby Syndrome. These injuries can include brain swelling
required. Guiseppina Cavaliere. The very mention of the word “baby” sug- and damage, cerebral palsy, mental retardation,
877-766-9507 Guiseppinainc@gmail.com gests warm feelings and tender moments. developmental delays, blindness, hearing loss,
Babies are dependent on their parents and other paralysis and death. When a child is shaken in
caregivers to live and care for them. However, anger and frustration, the force is multiplied
there is another side to caring for a baby or five or 10 times more than it would be if the
small child that isn’t talked about much - the child had simply tripped and fallen. Parents
feelings of being frustrated and overwhelmed may feel that shaking a baby is a harmless way
by the stresses of day-to-day life. to make the child stop crying; other times, chil-
Fatigue, family problems, financial strain dren become victims when a parent or caregiv-
and overworking, can make someone reach a er, not realizing how seriously this behavior can
breaking point, so much so that a fussy or cry- harm, throws a small child vigorously in the air,
ing child might be too much to handle. plays too rough or hits an infant too hard in the
Unfortunately, babies and small children are the back.
victims when such feelings of frustration result The number one reason a baby is shaken is
in violent shaking to stop the child from crying. because of inconsolable crying. Almost 25 per-
When a baby is vigorously shaken, the head cent of babies with Shaken Baby Syndrome die.
naturally moves back and forth. Remember, if you know of someone who
This sudden whiplash motion can cause shakes a baby either accidently or on purpose,
bleeding inside the head and increased pressure call 911 or take the child to the emergency room
inside the brain, causing the brain to pull apart, immediately. Immediate medical attention will
resulting in injury to the baby. This is known as save the baby from future problems - and possi-
Shaken Baby Syndrome. A baby’s head and bly save the baby’s life. Taking care of a small
neck are susceptible to head trauma because his baby is a big job!
or her muscles are not fully developed and the
Mentor Appreciation the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
In the end the Yanks came up short, but the
Continued from Page 1 youth in attendance didn’t seem to care — espe-
cially Abbott House youth Victor, who, after
In all, 16 mentors and 20 male and female being swept up in the excitement of the outing
youth between ages 9-20 made the trek to the and a home-run hit from Yankees superstar Alex
brand new home of the Bronx Bombers to see Rodriguez, turned to his mentor and said, “I’m
the 26-time World Series Champions take on living one of my dreams.”
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009 - WESTCHESTER’S MOST INFLUENTIAL NEWSPAPERS - PAGE 7
Seniors and Health Care
Galef Annouces 2009 Senior Forum Social Security Questions and Answers
Assemblywoman Sandy Galef has Fulton Champlain Quadricentennial Question: under age 16 or disabled, and receiving Social
announced her annual Senior Forum, which Commission, will present information on local I think I saw Patty Duke in an ad for Social Security benefits;
every year brings together over 100 seniors and statewide Quadricentennial events. Kim Security. Was that really her? Unmarried children under 18, or up to age
from the 90th Assembly District (AD) for an Sinistore, the director of Westchester Tourism, Answer: 19 if they are attending high school full time.
informative and engaging morning. This year’s will discuss local Quadricentennial and county Yes. Patty Duke reprised her roles as Benefits can be paid to adopted children and,
forum will be held on July 9, from 9 a.m. to 12 events that are being planned, as well as sites in cousins Patty and Cathy Lane from the hit under certain circumstances, to stepchildren, or
p.m., at Cortlandt Town Hall, located at 1 Westchester County that are exciting for sen- 1960’s sitcom “The Patty Duke Show” for a grandchildren;
Heady St. in Cortlandt Manor, and is also being iors to visit. Valerie Hickman, director of the series of television, radio, print and Internet ads Children at any age who were disabled
sponsored by Hudson Valley Hospital Center. Putnam County Visitors Bureau, will be dis- to promote retiring online. You can complete the before age 22 and remain disabled; and
The theme for this year’s Galef Forum is cussing information on Putnam’s tourism sites new online application in as little as 15 minutes. Dependent parents age 62 or older.
“Let’s Enjoy the Hudson Valley as We and Quadricentennial events occurring in And filing online means there’s no need to drive Even if you are divorced, you still may
Celebrate the Quadricentennial,” a day to learn Putnam County. John Dennehey, senior planner to a local Social Security office or wait for an qualify for survivors’ benefits from a deceased
about tourism opportunities in and around the for the Hudson River Valley Greenway and the appointment with a Social Security representa- spouse. For more information, visit
Westchester and Putnam communities such as Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, tive. If you want to retire online, go to www.socialsecurity.gov.
historical sites and places that are fun for the will present regional information on the area’s www.socialsecurity.gov and click on “Applying Question:
whole family, with a special focus on local historical sites. Online for Retirement Benefits.” To see the I’m 72 and get Social Security. Is it true
Quadricentennial events occurring throughout Lastly, Dr. Gary Phillips, a board certified video public service announcements featuring that I no longer need to take mandatory IRA
the summer and fall. Much of the 90th AD is endocrinologist at Hudson Valley Hospital Patty Duke, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/patty withdrawals?
located along the Hudson River, giving many Center, will discuss “Healthy Living with duke. Answer:
communities in Galef’s district a special con- Diabetes” and “Ways to Prevent Diabetes.” Question: For 2009, yes. Mandatory withdrawals
nection to the Quadricentennial, the celebration The event is co-sponsored by Bethel When a person who has worked and paid from certain retirement accounts have been
of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s Homes and Services, Briarcliff Manor Seniors, Social Security taxes dies, who is eligible for waived for tax year 2009. Usually, anyone age
historic voyage up the river that is now named Buchanan Senior Citizen Club, Cold Spring survivors’ benefits? 70 1/2 or older is required to withdraw funds
after him. Senior Nutrition Center, Cortlandt Seniors, Answer: from their retirement plans each year, even if the
“It’s a great time to get out and enjoy all Crompond Seniors, Croton Senior Citizens, Social Security survivors’ benefits can be money isn’t needed. These plans include
the Hudson Valley has to offer,” Galef said. Drum Hill Senior Living, Nor-Cort Seniors, paid to: 401(k)s, 403(b)s, some 457(b)s as well as IRAs
“While this is a difficult economic time, there Ossining Golden Age Club #1, Ossining Senior A widow or widower: full benefits at full and IRA-based plans such as Simple IRAs and
are places to visit and things to do all summer Center, Ossining Senior Citizens, Peekskill retirement age, or reduced benefits as early as SEPs. However, The Worker, Retiree and
long in the area for little or no cost. Going out Senior Citizen’s Club, Philipstown Senior age 60; Employer Recovery Act of 2008 waives the
and visiting new places, trying new restaurants, Citizens, Putnam County AARP Chapter 1183, A disabled widow or widower: as early as requirement to withdraw funds in 2009. To learn
this is entertainment that is affordable and at Putnam County Office of the Aging, Putnam age 50; more, visit www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-09-
the same time you can support the local econo- Valley Seniors, Verplanck Seniors and A widow or widower at any age if he or 09.pdf.
my.” Westchester County Department of Senior she takes care of the deceased’s child who is
The morning begins with a breakfast pro- Programs and Services.
vided by Hudson Valley Hospital Center, fol- For more information or directions, con-
lowed by storyteller Jonathan Kruk who will
present a short story of the journey that Henry
tact Sara Rubin in Galef’s district office at 914-
914-941-1111 or e-mail Sizzling Summer Seniors Savings Event
Hudson faced. Following Kruk, Barbara email@example.com.
Fratianni, assistant director of the Hudson-
The Harrison Chamber of Commerce is Casa d’ Italia Deli, located at 265
delighted to announce their first-time Sizzling Halstead Ave., 10 percent off any purchase on
Summer Senior Savings Event. Now through Wednesdays;
Summer Reading Programs for Adults August 31, senior residents ages 55 years and
up will be able to save some cool cash over the
Greetings & Salutations, located at 255
Halstead Ave., 10 percent off regular priced
hot summer while shopping and/or dining in merchandise on Wednesdays;
Mamaroneck Library’s first Adult Summer ting class. Bring your own ball of yarn and knit- Harrison at any participating merchant. Harrison Brides & Babies, Inc, located at
Reading Program begins June 1and runs ting needles. Because of the economic crunch, many 49 Purdy St., 10 percent off in-store items only
through August 31. Pick up your reading log at This summer’s book discussion for adults senior residents are getting hit the hardest due to on Wednesdays;
the library’s temporary location at 102 is scheduled for Thursday, July 9, from 6 to living on fixed incomes; it was with this in mind Masterpiece Art Framing, located at 247
Mamaroneck Ave., one door up from Boston 7:30 p.m. The book is “The Soloist: A Lost that president and CEO of the Harrison Halstead Ave., 15 percent off regular-priced
Post Road. The reading log can be used to list Dream, An Unlikely Friendship, and the Chamber of Commerce, Ada Angarano asked merchandise, daily;
all the books you read or listen to this summer. Redemptive Power of Music,” by Steve Lopez. several chamber merchants to help. After a tip New York Dance, located at 222 Harrison
For each book read, patrons will receive a raffle This is the book upon which the movie, “The from a senior citizen that they could use it most, Ave., 10 percent off regular-priced merchan-
ticket for a chance to win a “Book Lover’s Soloist,” is based. it was unanimously decided to give seniors a dise, daily;
Basket” in a drawing to be held on September Patrons will also have the opportunity to break this summer by offering a Sizzling Quiznos Restaurant, located at 273
1. write book reviews about the books they read Summer Senior Discount Event so they could Halstead Ave., 20 percent off any “Combo
This summer’s theme is “Be Creative.” In this summer. The book reviews will be dis- still enjoy eating out and making new purchas- Meals,” daily
keeping with the theme, the library is sponsor- played in the library. es without feeling that economic crunch in their Re’ Aldo Restaurant & Pizzeria, located
ing two craft programs. On Thursday, June 18, Call 914-698-1250, ext. 28, to register. wallets. at 125 Halstead Ave., 10 percent off entire lunch
from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the public is invited to Space is limited. Participating merchants include: or dinner tab, daily (dine-in only); and
make personalized note cards. On Thursday, This program is sponsored in conjunction Berthas European Spa, located at 68 Uncle Henrys Restaurant, located at 309-
August 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., take a basic knit- with the New York State Library Association. Halstead Ave.: 20 percent off any ‘In-Salon’ 311 Halstead Ave.,10 percent off entire lunch or
treatment, daily; dinner tab, daily (dine-in only)
Facebook Four individuals to continue to be employed by the
town is a betrayal of that trust.”
Continued from Page 1 “In my opinion, Harrison’s reputation has Town of Eastchester
been seriously damaged by the actions of a few
Joseph Cannella and Thomas Scappaticci vot-
ing yes and Democrats, Councilman Pat Vetere
employees. They exposed themselves with their
Facebook postings as sexist, racist, careless,
Senior Citizen Programs and Services
and Walsh voting no. vindictive, self-absorbed and stupid, and have
While Walsh’s comments on the Facebook brought disgrace upon themselves and on our The Center at Lake Isle Thursday, June 25
Four have varied, she has been on target town.” Monday, June 22 9:15 Country Western Dancing with Pat
throughout, showing fairness and restraint But the three Republicans on the Town 9:30 Line Dancing with Theresa Kover and MacLeod
despite being one of their victims. In May, Board would not vote for the firings of the offi- Pat MacLeod 10:00 Yiddish Class
Walsh called for the Facebook Four to be fired. cers. 12:15 Exercise with Forme Rehabilitation 12:30 Pokeno and Cards
This view was shared by many in Harrison who After the vote and the punishment, Walsh Physical Therapist 12:30 Intermediate Computer Lessons with
were outraged and embarrassed by the com- called on Harrison to move on. 12:30 Intermediate Computer Lessons with Vincent Antonelli
ments. “The decision of the majority of the Town Vincent Antonelli 12:30 Knitting Class with Patricia Dorgan
At the May 21 Town Board meeting, Walsh Board on Thursday, June 4, regarding the three 1:15 Bob Moynihan, Musical Memories, 12:30 Hot Topics, Discussion
said, “In my opinion all four should be immedi- suspended police officers and the code enforce- CDs and DVDs Friday, June 26
ately suspended without pay and that ultimately ment officer must be accepted. That is the way Cards Daily 8:30 Exercise with Patricia Aurrichio
all four should be fired.” a democracy operates. Pat Vetere and I did not Tuesday, June 23 9:30 Lite Exercise with Mary Ann Scrobe
“Some people ask why I am so insistent agree with the settlement terms, so voted 8:30 Early Bird Aerobics, Video 10:45 Gilda Press, Information and
that they be fired. It is the whole mindset that is against them. But, we live in a democracy, and 9:30 Exercise with Paige Brodsky Conversation
revealed in their comments. This was not just in a democracy, majority rules. The settlement 12:30 Trip Committee 11:00 Financial Focus with Dawn Donato
one incident after a night of partying. It is a terms stand. Now, we must move on.” 12:30 Bridge and Cards 12:30 Chair Yoga with Louise Fecher
months-long commentary that revealed their “It is just a fact of life that people will be watch- 12:30 Beginners Computer with 12:30 Bridge and Cards
true feelings about people of other races and ing our police officers, and quick to note any- Vincent Antonelli The Senior Center at Lake Isle is located at
their attitude towards women. These are not thing they consider biased or unfair. I state here 12:30 Guest Speakers & Special Interest 660 White Plains Rd. in Eastchester. For more
men we want representing Harrison.” and now that the majority of our officers are Programs information or transportation, call 914-337-
“Every time these individuals act in their fine, upstanding individuals, officers we can be 12:30 Annual Senior Day at Lake Isle, 0390.
official capacities as town officials, they impact proud of, that we can rely on. Let us not tarnish Tenor Salvatore Chiarelli, Opera and
other people’s lives. Our duty as elected offi- all of them with the actions of a few. They are Timeless Treasure for Everyone and Garth Road Senior Center
cials is to ensure that every man, woman and individuals, just as we are, and deserve to be Celebration of June Birthdays Wednesday, June 24
child in Harrison is treated the same irrespec- judged on their own actions, not that of others,” Wednesday, June 24 11:30 Hot Lunch Available, Reservations
tive of race, color or creed. To allow these four Walsh said. 9:30 Tap Dancing with Paula Tarrantino Required
9:30 Drawing with Stephanie Rocker 12:15 Jane Rose, Let’s Imagine
10:15 Council Officers Meeting 1:15 Abe Landau, Medicare Update
RCDS Student service.
On the athletic field, Goettisheim earned
10:45 Choral Group Entertains at Marion 2:00 “Let’s Get Moving!” Exercise with
Woods - Hartsdale Forme Rehabilitation
Continued from Page 1 two varsity field hockey letters and four varsi-
12:15 Open Membership Council Meeting Friday, June 26
ty lacrosse letters. This spring, she was named
12:00 Abe Landau, Medicare Update 11:30 Exercise with Inga, Sponsored by
included four honors and seven Advanced to the Fairchester Athletic Association All-
12:30 Mahjong with Miriam Roschell Senator Jeff Klein
Placement courses. Her teachers describe her League Girls’ Lacrosse Team. Goettisheim also
12:30 Art Class with Betty Uses 12:30 Pot Luck Picnic
as a highly motivated, engaged and passionate served as the RCDS lacrosse team’s co-captain,
12:30 Beginners Computer Lessons with 2:00 Virgil Scott Duo Perform - Big Band Era
student who is genuinely interested in learning. and she received the Coaches’ Award for her
Vincent Antonelli The Garth Road Senior Center is located at
At the end of her junior year, she received dedication, commitment and enthusiastic lead-
1:00 Exercise with Evey Riccobono 235 Garth Rd. in Scarsdale. The center will be
the Brown University Book Award. In addition, ership.
1:45 Bob Moynihan, Musical Memories, closing for the summer and will reopen on
for the past two years, Goettisheim has Next fall Goettisheim will attend Tufts
CDs and DVDs Wednesday, September 9. Best wishes for a safe
received a Founder’s Award magna cum laude University.
and healthy summer.
for completing over 100 hours of community
Espada Switches Parties whispering that it was sent as a message to
Espada to re-join the Democrats. He coyly
Continued from Page 1 answered that his Bronx co-op, “is fully furnished
and I live there.” View your favorite newspaper online
with the pork coming his way from Smith and Neighbors of Espada Mamaroneck are get-
Governor David Paterson and less about ideolo- ting fed up with the media spotlight directed
Espada’s Mamaroneck home was burglar-
towards their quiet community. “If the attorney
general wants to find out if his family is living
... log on to risingmediagroup.com
ized last week. The burglary was strange in this here, just come talk to us,” said one resident.
swank Mamaroneck neighborhood, with some
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Rising Media Group Awarded! Diversity Fellows Named
Harrison HS Band Shows Importance at Westchester Community College
of Community Newspapers As part of Westchester Community College’s Professor Dr. Melissa Acevedo are co-directors of
“Year of Diversity,” the institution has created the the fellowship program named after the college’s
Dr. Ford Teaching Fellowship Program, an initia- former vice president, director of student services.
Rising Media Group is proud to report that ty newspaper, and we thank the Harrison High
tive to further diversify the faculty. Under this fel- The first cohort of fellows who will be participat-
we recently received a Media Award for our School Band for giving us the opportunity to
lowship program, fellows will serve as members of ing in the fellowship program in the fall are:
coverage of the Harrison High School Band. report upon their significant achievements. Let
the adjunct faculty in addition to receiving mentor- George Keteku (Hartsdale); Tanae Franklin
While the award is greatly appreciated, most us offer the same to any community organiza- ing and training from current full-time faculty (New Rochelle); Juan Soria (Sleepy Hollow);
importantly it shows the profound importance tion, church, children’s or seniors’ group, etc.; members. The Dr. Julius Ford Teaching Fellowship Dexter Gittens (Norwalk, Conn.); Maria Kurthy-
of community newspapers, and how through send us information about the great things hap- Program has been created to promote individuals Sanger (Harrison); John Watkins (Congers); Nancy
our papers’ pages we can effectively highlight pening in your neighborhood! from talented, under-represented groups in their Lopes (Nyack); and Valerie Mathews (Upper
the wonderful accomplishments of outstanding advancement in academia. Nyack).
local groups, such as the band’s. Dan Murphy, Editor in Chief Professor Donald Whitely and Assistant
Quite simply, this is our role as a communi- Nick Sprayregen, Publisher
Newest Edition of ‘The Old Farmer’s
Strike up the Band and Dole Out the Awards! Almanac for Kids’ Set for July Release
Harrison Band Members Receive Recognition “The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids,” The interactive projects related to some fea-
The Harrison High School (HHS) Band applause from peers and parents. Volume 3, will be released in July, just in time to ture articles will get creative juices flowing and
has made headlines again; this time with its The Do-Re-Mi presentations followed provide some summer fun! School will be out, but encourage kids to have fun getting their hands dirty.
imagination and curiosity won’t take a vacation This edition’s projects include using a magnet to
equivalent of the Oscar, Tony, Emmy and with seniors Matthew Crozier, Katie
with “The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids” in see the iron in iron-fortified cereal, making a wind
Grammy Awards all rolled into one! One hun- Markowitz, Thomas Blake, Jackie Morgen,
hand. This edition’s 187 easy-to-read pages are chime, growing a sunflower tower and growing
dred and fifty students were recognized at the Michele Carpiniello and Brittany O’Donnell
filled with riveting stories, fascinating articles, plants under glass.
band’s annual Year-End Barbeque and Awards receiving scholarships. engaging games and interactive projects. The “Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids Web”
Ceremony on June 4, at the Armonk Tennis These exemplary students contributed a Sporting a vibrant, full-color design, “The Old site, Almanac4kids.com, is a wonderful comple-
Club in Armonk, leaving no good deed unac- tremendous amount to the band in technique, Farmer’s Almanac for Kids” shares the same ment to the book. It features a free Activity Guide
knowledged. Invited to this special event were time and talent during their four years of serv- informative yet quirky personality as its cherished with more than 100 projects, games and ideas that
representatives from the press - most notably ice. parent publication, “The Old Farmer’s Almanac.” will provide endless entertainment and learning
Daniel J. Murphy, editor-in-chief for Rising Crozier, trombonist, led his section adept- It also includes many of the topics Almanac readers throughout the summer and the school year. With
Media Group, LLC - students, parents, teachers ly while taking on many challenging and love, such as weather, astronomy, nature, animals, articles in the Almanac as inspiration, kids can
and the HHS Band Parent Association ensemble-enhancing solos. He has consistently food, health and amusements. comment online, as well as share ideas and photos,
Executive Board members. been recognized for his musicianship by the This highly anticipated brand-new edition of compare projects, send e-cards to friends and fam-
The celebration of a great year for the New York State School Music Association “The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids” will be ily, check out the “Old Farmer’s Almanac’s” Web
HHS Band included a buffet provided by (NYSSMA), and has played in the All-State available throughout the United States and Canada cams, submit ideas for stories and much more.
Pilone’s Meateria (of West Harrison), and an Band for two years, Area All State for one year, for just $9.95 at retail stores and in the children’s Folks who cannot find “The Old Farmer’s
awards ceremony for band participants and Do- and All County for four years. section of bookstores. Almanac for Kids,” Volume 3, in retail stores or in
Re-Mi scholarship recipients. Do-Re-Mi is a Markowitz’ four years in the band were Kids of all ages who have a thirst for knowl- the children’s sections of bookstores can order indi-
501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed in 2005 recognized especially for her unwavering assis- edge and a hunger for trivia will love reading tid- vidual copies at Almanac.com or by calling 800-
to give a scholarship to one outstanding senior tance and willingness to do whatever it took to bits like these, found in some of “The Old Farmer’s 223-3166.
who has made music an important part of support band performances and activities. Almanac for Kids’” feature articles
his/her life. The organization has grown fiscal- Blake, actor/singer/drum major/baritone
ly since then, which has enabled its board to
award scholarships to numerous deserving sen-
saxophonist extraordinaire showed his commit-
ment through countless hours of dedication and
‘A Real Man’
iors. leadership as drum major. By Edgar Guest
“I believe this is proof that print media is Morgen, drum major and French horn
alive and well and thriving in local communi- player, proved that great musicianship, person- Men are of two kinds, and he What speech he had was plain and blunt.
ties!” proffered Murphy when he was presented ality and serious study all engender peer-to- Was of the kind I’d like to be. His was an unattractive front.
his plaque for the tremendous support Rising peer respect and admiration. She recently con- Some preach their virtues, and a few Yet children loved him; babe and boy
Media Group, LLC has shown the band ducted a band piece in the spring concert with Express their lives by what they do. Played with the strength he could employ,
throughout the school year. “This is an honor,” the skill of a professional. That sort was he. No flowery phrase Without one fear, and they are fleet
he told the Band Parent Association members, Carpiniello, whose winning smile and Or glibly spoken words of praise To sense injustice and deceit.
“and we thank you for your submissions this vivacious leadership of the Majorettes led the Won friends for him. He wasn’t cheap No back door gossip linked his name
Or shallow, but his course ran deep, With any shady tale of shame.
year, which kept us informed of the band’s out- fray with professionalism, grace and confi-
And it was pure. You know the kind. He did not have to compromise
standing accomplishments and activities.” dence, instilled the same enthusiasm in her col-
Not many in a life you find With evil-doers, shrewd and wise,
Rising Media Group, LLC and its Harrison leagues.
Whose deeds outrun their words so far And let them ply their vicious trade
Rising published five different articles in the O’Donnell was recognized for her four That more than what they seem they are. Because of some past escapade.
‘08/’09 season, keeping Westchester residents years of dedication and leadership for the
informed of the exceptional work and dedica- development of an outstanding and award-win- There are two kinds of lies as well: Men are of two kinds, and he
tion of these young musicians and their leaders. ning color guard auxiliary. The kind you live, the ones you tell. Was of the kind I’d like to be.
Dr. Ferdinand Pasqua and Mr. Charles “We recognize these students because they Back through his years from age to youth No door at which he ever knocked
Briem, co-directors of the HHS Band, present- are precious to us; they are the future of our He never acted one untruth. Against his manly form was locked.
ed the numerous special awards to outstanding community, who march proudly as they repre- Out in the open light he fought If ever man on earth was free
band members in the following categories: sent our schools,” stated Pasqua. “Right now And didn’t care what others thought And independent, it was he.
John Phillip Souza Award, All-State Participant they are the exception rather than the norm, but Nor what they said about his fight No broken pledge lost him respect,
Award, Section Leader’s Awards, Outstanding we hope that someday all students will realize If he believed that he was right. He met all men with head erect,
Musician, Outstanding Jazz Soloist, Best the importance of a unified effort toward a The only deeds he ever hid And when he passed, I think there went
Percussionist and Best Band Soloist. Students higher goal; the band is the catalyst for that Were acts of kindness that he did. A soul to yonder firmament
Brian Jacobowitz and Allison Jones received important life lesson at Harrison High School.” So white, so splendid and so fine
recognition for their work in musical composi- For information on how you can help the It came almost to God’s design.
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participation with grade-specific gifts; every High School Band, contact Dr. Pasqua at 914- Org. filed with the Sect’y of Arts. Of Org. filed with the that a license, number
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State of NY (SSNY) on against it may be served. Control Law at 2250
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FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009 - WESTCHESTER’S MOST INFLUENTIAL NEWSPAPERS - PAGE 9
Who, What, Where & When
ANNOUNCEMENTS ing at the rifle range; Women in the Outdoors Day will be held LECTURES, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS
June 24 - Most Holy Trinity Ladies Guild - dinner at Coveleigh Saturday, from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm; event will include: introductory July 2 - Teatown Lake Reservation - Adults only event - “First
Club, 7:30 pm cash bar, 8 pm dinner; $37; RSVP; mail check to Mary hunting and fishing courses for women only. Courses will include: Thursdays” Discussion Group, 7:30 to 9 pm - Teatown’s monthly
Ann Gorski, 520 Jefferson Ave., Mamaroneck; special evening honor- turkey hunting instruction and setup, orienteering, a guided interpre- environmental discussion group continues with rotating, timely topics;
ing Most Holy Trinity parish, celebrate as Father Joseph Irwin is hon- tive hike, and gun safety and shooting instruction; also instruction in check the Web site or call the Nature Center for the subject of July’s
ored for 48 years in the priesthood and 20 years in Most Holy Trinity archery, compass reading and pistol, skeet and flintlock shooting. This free program; pre-registration required; 914-762-2912, ext. 110; 1600
parish; questions: 917-681-6692. free event is for females ages 13 and above. Memberships for Women Spring Valley Rd. in Ossining; www.teatown.org; firstname.lastname@example.org;
June 24 - Family Service Society of Yonkers - Residents of all in the Outdoors will be available for $30 and will include a one-year free.
ages, including seniors and out-of-school youth, in the Ashburton subscription for Women in the Outdoors magazine, plus a Sullivan
Avenue area are invited to participate in a four-session leadership County Long Beards outdoors hat. Anyone registering for the Women LIBRARY PROGRAMS
training workshop. Learn about the greater Ashburton Avenue neigh- in the Outdoors day by June 12 will receive a free door prize; register: Thru July 8 - White Plains Public Library - sculptor David
borhood, what is planned for its future and what you can do to make contact Fran 845-439-3738; information 845- 985-2291, ext. 397; Hayes exhibits in first-ever multi-generational show with his family;
it a better place to live for you and your family at a series of informa- 2000 Frost Valley Road, Claryville, N.Y.; 845- 985-2291; www.frost 100 Martine Ave., White Plains; information 422-1489.
tion sessions sponsored by the Community for All Ages. The dates for valley.org.
the leadership training are Tuesday, June 23; Wednesday, June 24; Beginning June 29 - The WJCS Autism Family Center - is NATURE PROGRAMS
Tuesday, June 30; and Wednesday, July 1, from 9:30 am to 12 pm at offering a Therapeutic Social Skills Group for four- and five-year-old June 19 - Croton Point Nature Center - Croton Point Park,
the Riverfront Public Library,1 Larkin Center, 4th Floor, Yonkers. To youngsters on the autism spectrum. Starting June 29, the group will Croton-on-Hudson, 914-862-5297 - Riverlovers Pre-Revival Summer
get information and/or to register contact Johamery Arias at 914-595- meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 4:15 to 5:30 pm for five Pot Luck 6:30 pm - Join Riverlovers and learn what’s happening on
0495. weeks at the Center at 845 North Broadway in White Plains. Children our natural heritage river, while preparing to celebrate the Clearwater
June 29 - Relative Caregivers Support Group - Relative care- will be screened to determine the appropriateness of fit for the group. Festival, Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21, on a full stomach.
givers and their families are invited to the Kinship Support Center For more information, contact Norma Litman, LCSW at 914-949- Check out Riverlovers at www.riverlovers.org. Meet at the nature cen-
End-of-School-Year Celebration/Family BBQ at the Sprain Ridge 6761, ext. 308, email@example.com or Kari Phillips, LCSW at 914- ter.
County Park (Picnic Area 2) on June 29, from 10 am to 4 pm. Good 949-6761, ext. 377 or firstname.lastname@example.org. June 20 - Cranberry Lake Preserve - North White Plains , 914-
food, fun games and activities for everyone. Bring a side dish to share. 428-1005 - Ruins of New York 1 pm - Join David Steinberg, author
Swimming available for a fee of $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and FILM & PLAYS of “Hiking the Road to Ruins” for this program focusing on the aban-
children. Bus transportation is available by reservation on a first-come, July 12 - Tarrytown Music Hall - “Gone With The Wind;” 13 doned places of lower New York and New Jersey. Following a slide
first-served basis. To RSVP and make bus reservations, contact Main St., Tarrytown,NY; 877-840-0457 or go to www.tarrytownmu presentation we’ll visit some of the ruins of the preserve including a
Johamery Arias at 914-595-0495 by Wednesday, June 23. If you are sichall.org. stone chamber and an old quarry.
providing your own transportation, RSVP so there is enough food for June 20 - Lenoir Preserve - Dudley Street, Yonkers, 914-968-
everyone! HOLIDAY PROGRAMS 5851 - Dragonflies Galore, 11 am - Join Walter Chadwick as he takes
July 3 - Westchester Philharmonic - celebrates Independence you through the lifestyle of a dragonfly with a slide presentation.
ARTS AND CRAFTS Day with free concert; at Kenisco Dam Plaza, Valhalla; guest conduc- Following will be hands-on experience learning to identify these
June-July - Clay Art Center - presents Shanna Fliegel: Artifacts tor Constantine Kitsopoulos; music includes Sousa’s “Stars & Stripes amazing creatures at our Dragonfly Pond. A dragonfly craft will end
of Circumstance, a solo exhibition featuring narrative sculpture and Forever” and “The Star Spangled Banner;” fireworks display follows this fun program.
drawings by Clay Art Center 2008-09 artist-in-residence Shanna concert; entertainment begins at 6 pm; Philharmonic takes the stage at June 20 - Trailside Nature Museum - Ward Pound Ridge
Fliegel. Marking her residency experience, this body of work explores 8 pm; fireworks follow approximately 9:15 pm; admission and park- Reservation, Cross River, 914-864-7322 - Starway to Heaven 9 pm -
times past and what is yet to come. The exhibit, held in the Choy ing are free; park opens at 5 pm for picnicking; carpooling suggested; Join the Westchester Amateur Astronomers in the meadow parking lot
Gallery and Henry’s Project Space, will run from June 27-July 18, concertgoers should bring lawn chairs or blankets for eating; informa- for star gazing through telescopes. Weather permitting. Cloud date:
with an opening reception on Saturday, June 27, from 6 to 8 pm. tion: 914-864-PARK or www.westchestergov.com/parks. June 27. Visit them at www.westchesterastronomers.org
Admission is free; 40 Beech Street, Port Chester. Gallery hours are July 4 - Independence Day - Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 South July - Croton Point Nature Museum - at Croton Point Park -
Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm or by appointment. For Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudson, 10 am to 6 pm, Independence Day “Nature Nuts” for children ages 2 to 4, learn about the natural world
more information, contact Leigh Taylor Mickelson at leigh@clayart 1809 festivities begin with roar of the cannon, reading of the this summer; children and their accompanying adults can enjoy out-
center.org or 914-937-2047. Declaration of Independence; join in parade with costumed residents, door exploration, nature crafts, storytelling and scavenger hunts; class-
June-Sept - Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden hear speeches, songs, military re-enactors invite one and all to drill and es will be held in two, one-week sessions: Monday, July 6 through
- following exhibits from Hune 24 to September 19, opening reception muster; food and beverages available or bring a picnic lunch; $12, $10 Friday, July 10, and Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17; times
June 27, from 1 to 3 pm; “Zen Stitches” in the Guild Hall; “Where A seniors, $6 for children 5-17, free for members, 271-8981. are 10:30 to 11:30 am or 1:30 to 2:30 pm; Cost for each five day ses-
Buddah Walked” in Hays Gallery; “Akio Ohmori’s World” in Goelet July 4 - Independence Day - Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, 89 sions is $100 per child; information or to register, call 862-5297.
Gallery; North Salem; 914-669-5033. West Sunnyside Lane, Tarrytown, 10 am to 6 pm - Independence Day July 11 - Teatown Lake Reservation - Butterfly Count, 10 am -
1859, full day of live entertainment, dramatic presentations, speeches, help count butterflies as they alight on flowers or take flight overhead;
CAMPS period music, traditional country dancing for all, games, more, bring this program open to adults and children accompanied by an adult;
July 7-31 - Summerweek History Day Camp - Philipsburg picnic or buy food, $12, $10, $6, free for members. pre-registration required, 762-2912, ext. 110; 1600 Spring Valley
Manor (July 6-10), Van Cortlandt Manor (July 13-17), Sunnyside Road, Ossining; www.teatown.org; email@example.com; program is
(July 20-24) - children 9-11 can have fun while experiencing the daily free.
life of the 18th and 19th century, Summerweek day camp recreates
America’s early days, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm daily; details and registra-
tion: Danielle Fontaine at 6914-31-8200, ext. 643; $300, discounts for
multiple weeks and members.
July 27-31 - Riverweek Day Camp - (in conjunction with
Read All About It!
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater) - Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 Get Our Newspapers at these Distribution Points
Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudson, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm; ages 11-13,
examine the impact of the Croton and Hudson rivers in our history and Westchester Rising
culture and ecological impact on the rivers through time; half a day Food Emporium 1885 Pleasantiville Road Briarcliff Manor
immersed in 19th-century history, then step into 21st century with staff
Dobbs Ferry Library 55 Main St Dobbs Ferry
of Clearwater and examine the river today; details and registration:
Danielle Fontaine, 914-631-8200 ext. 643; fee $300. A&P 103 Knollwood Road Greenburgh
A&P 369 Tarrytown Road Greenburgh
COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS Pathmark 371 N. Central Avenue Hartsdale
July 11 - Westchester Community College - presents the musi-
cal theater spectacular “Smokey Joe’s Café” at 8 pm in the Academic Train Station East Hartsdale Ave Hartsdale
Arts Theatre on the main campus in Valhalla; 39 pop standards includ- Dobbs Diner 434 Broadway Hastings
ing rock and roll and rhythm and blues songs written by the team of Citibank 65 Main St Hastings
Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller; single tickets are $20 (general admis-
Food Emporium 87 Main St Hastings
sion), $17 (student, seniors); free for children under 10; tickets or
information call 606-6262; 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla. Hastings Library 7 Maple Ave Hastings
Vending Box-Train Station 134 Southside Ave Hastings
DANCE & MUSIC Ossining Senior Center 95 Broadway Ossining
June - Tarrytown Music Hall - 6/26 A Very Special Evening
Vending Box-Ossining Library 51 Croton Ossining
with Old 97s/ Opening Solo Set by Rhett Miller, 8pm; 6/27 Keller
Williams, 8pm; 7/2 Fountains of Wayne Acoustic, 8pm; 13 main St., C-Town 100 Croton Ave Ossining
Tarrytown, NY, 877-740-0457 or www.tarrytownmusichall.org. A&P 575 Boston Post Road Port Chester
June - Westchester Broadway Theatre - Special Events - 6/22 Pathmark 130 Midland Avenue Port Chester
Barbra & Frank: The Concert that Never Was, with Sharon Owens and
Sebastian Anzaldo; 6/23 Ballroom Dancesport Extravaganza IX: We A&P 1366 Main Street Shrub Oak
Are The Champions featuring champions Gherman Mustuc & Iveta Sleepy Hollow Bank 49 Beekman Ave Sleepy Hollow
Lukosiute; Igor Livinov & Julia Ivleva Gabriel; Misse & Natalia Hills; Vending Box-C-Town 114 North Broadway Tarrytown
Steven Dougherty & Eulia Baranovsky; Dmitri & Svetlana Ostashkin;
Tarrytown Public Library 121 North Broadway Tarrytown
Plamen Danailov & Tina Gerova; 6/29 The Piano Men: Jeff Scott as
Elton John. Jeff Brewer as Billy Joel and Rich Hamelin as Jerry Lee Phelps Memorial 704 North Broadway Tarrytown
Lewis; 6/30 The Godfathers of Comedy, adult comedy; dinner at 6:14 A&P Columbus Avenue Thornwood
pm, show at 8 pm; tickets www.BroadwayTheatre.com; 914-592- Westchester Medical Center 95 Grasslands Rd Valhalla
2222; 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford.
Vending Box-AT&T Bldg Hamilton Ave/North Broadway White Plains
June - ArtsWestchester - 6/28 Caramoor Center for Music and
the Arts, Katonah - enjoy the sounds of selected Venetian Theater con- Theodore Young Comm. Center 32 Manhattan Ave White Plains
certs form the lawn and picnic areas; Tiempo Libre, the top timba White Plains Library 100 Martine Ave White Plains
(Cuban Salsa) band in the country, opens the third year of the Sonios Vending Box Martin Luther King/Main St White Plains
Latinos Latin American music with Latin Jazz and Cuban rhythms;
4:30 pm; $10; www.caramoor.org; 6/30 - Rye Town Park - Christina’s Coffee Shop N. Lexington/Water St White Plains
Connecticut-based Sun Kings play popular music done Caribbean North Castle Market 929 North Broadway White Plains
style: reggae, soca and calypso songs rearranged “Caribbean Style” Vending Box-Post Office North Broadway/Fisher Lane White Plains
make up Sun Kings repertoire, 6:30, 7:30-9 pm free, parking free after
Vending Box-White Plains Diner Westchester Ave (Mall) White Plains
6 pm, www.ryetownpark.com; for more information go to
www.artswestchester.org. A&P 100 Triangle Shopping Center Yorktown
June-July - Westchester Choral Society - will host its 32nd sea- Food Emporium 345 Downing Drive Yorktown
son of Summer Sings in conjunction with the Music Conservatory of
Westchester, where it is chorus in residence. The series will be held on
North Castle Rising
five Tuesday evenings (June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, and July 21)
at 7:30 pm at the air-conditioned conservatory, which is located at 216
North Broadway Market and Deli 925 North Broadway North White Plains
Central Ave. in White Plains. The conservatory is fully handicapped- Food Emporium 450 Main St North Castle
accessible and offers free parking; it is also convenient to public trans- Armonk Library 19 Whippoorwill Rd North Castle
portation. The admission fee of $10 ($8 for students) includes refresh-
ments and use of a score. For information call WCS administrator
Katie Goulart at 914-761-3900, ext. 103 or go to www.westchester
July 28 - Taconic Opera - will be hosting its first Summer Sing,
Beloved Opera Choruses, at 7:30 pm at the Music Conservatory of
Westchester, 216 Central Ave. (one block from the County Center),
World Famous Wallendas Come to Playland
White Plains. Come and sing some of the most popular opera chorus- The breathtaking pyramid, the fabled chair balance and other residents. Twilight Fun Bands, sold after 6 p.m., are $20 for
es with a real opera company, or just come and listen. The conductor daredevil feats will be a treat for all when the World Famous Westchester residents and $25 for non-residents. Junior Fund
of the event will be Dan Montez, the artistic director of the Taconic Wallendas take to the highwire at Playland Park in Rye this sum- Bands, which allow unlimited free access to select park rides for
Opera. The selection will include choruses by the opera greats: Verdi, mer for daily shows beginning June 23. children under 36 inches tall when accompanied by an adult with
Bizet, Puccini, Wagner and more. You may also be the lucky winner The most famous family in circus history is headed by Rick a Fun Band, are free with the purchase of any adult Fun Band.
of a raffle to play the anvil in the Anvil Chorus. Admission is $10 and Wallenda, the eldest grandson of the troupe’s founders, Karl and Non-riders entering the amusement section of the park to walk,
includes refreshments and the use of scores. Don’t miss what will be Helen, who has entertained on three continents during his 40-year watch the park’s entertainment or chaperone others pay $3
the most entertaining choral event of the summer season. For further career. The newest member of the Wallendas, 10-year old Bri, (Westchester residents) and $5 (non-residents).
information, call 914-944-8109 or visit www.TaconicOpera.org. joined the troupe in 2008. Westchester-resident Fun Band purchases also cover the fees
The World Famous Wallendas will perform daily in the for miniature golf and Playland beach and pool. Schedules for
EDUCATION/INSTRUCTION amusement park at 4 and 6 p.m.; evening performances are at 9 these amenities vary. There is no charge for going to the boardwalk
June 20-21 - Frost Valley YMCA - a two-day Hunter Safety p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, (including Big Band concerts and boardwalk arcades and shops),
Course, along with a Women in the Outdoors event on Saturday; the Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. All performances take place in the the pier, the 3/4-mile Seaside Walk, museum, Fountain Plaza and
Hunter Safety Course (for rifle hunters) will be held on Saturday from central mall near the Music Tower Theater. its adjacent food court, fireworks viewing, boathouse or Read
9 am to 5 pm and on Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm. Participants must Playland Fun Bands admission wristbands, which offer Sanctuary.
attend both days to receive certification; initial day will involve prima- unlimited rides, are $25 for Westchester residents and $30 for non- For more information, visit www.RyePlayland.org.
rily classroom instruction, with the second day including some shoot-
PAGE 10 - WESTCHESTER RISING - FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009
First Summer Concert at Rye Town Rivertowns Jazz & Blues Benefit Concert
Park Celebrates Beach Music
Rye Town Park is opening
its summer concert series with a
performance by the
Connecticut-based Sun Kings
Caribbean Party Band. The con-
cert is co-sponsored by the
Friends of Rye Town Park.
The concert will be held on
Tuesday, June 30, at the park’s
south pavilion, located near the
Dearborn Avenue entrance to
the park. The concert will start
at 7:30 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.
Admission is free, and parking
at Rye Town Park will be free
after 6 p.m.
The Sun Kings play popu-
lar music done Caribbean style. The Sun Kings Caribbean Party Band
Well known Reggae, Soca and
Calypso songs combined with band’s Web site at www.sunkingscpb.com
popular music re-arranged “Caribbean style” All concerts will be held rain or shine. The second annual Rivertowns Jazz and Blues Festival kicked off with a concert
make up the Sun Kings’ repertoire. Picnicking is welcome. Some seating will be that featured the folk music of Bethany (right) and Rufus.
The Sun Kings are a five-piece band of available, but people are encouraged to bring
seasoned entertainers featuring steel pan, guitar, blankets or beach chairs. Dining is available at
keyboards, bass and drums. All members sing the nearby Seaside Johnnie’s Restaurant. By Phaedra Pinkston of blues, country and New Orleans R&B of
and add percussion as well. The concert is part of Rye Town Park’s Rivertowns Jazz and Blues Festival Hazmat Modine. Portions of the earnings went
The Sun Kings cover tunes by such artists Centennial Celebration. kicked off their second annual concert on to the Afya Foundation. Afya is Swahili for
as Bob Marley, Harry Belafonte, Jimmy Cliff, For further information, call Rye Town Saturday, June 13. Co-sponsored by Global “good health.” It is a foundation devoted to
Jimmy Buffett as well as Caribbean-style Park at 914-967-0965 or visit the park’s Web Exchange and the Beczak Environmental “good health through living.” Headquartered
Beatles and much more. People can get a sneak site at www.ryetownpark.com. Rye Town Park Education Center, the concert took place at the in Yonkers, Afya collaborates with hospitals
preview of the Sun Kings’ music by visiting the is located at 95 Dearborn Ave. in Rye. South Presbyterian Church in Dobbs Ferry. It and communities throughout the New York
was family fun day event complete with City metropolitan areas to grant a location for
refreshments and entertainment. The concert unwanted medical equipment which will sub-
Sri Bharata Kamalaya featured the riveting folk music of Bethany and
Rufus, the serene West African melodies of
sequently be sent to medical facilities in Africa
28th Anniversary Celebration The Madingo Ambassadors and a unique blend
By Phaedra Pinkston
Women’s Institute of Yonkers Dissolves
The Indian Classical
and Donates $62K to Rosary Hill Sisters
Laxman celebrated its 28th
anniversary on Saturday June
6, in the auditorium of the
Riverfront Library. At the cel-
ebration, the event honored
Indian dance guru, Kamala
Laxman as well as Laxman’s
school of dance. Born on June
16, 1934, in Mayuram, India,
at the age of five, Laxman’s
mother noticed her daughter’s Indian dancers performed at Yonkers’ Riverfront
unique dance talents and Library in honor of the anniversary of the Indian
enrolled Laxman in Kathak Classical Dance School of Padmabushan Kamala
dance lessons (a classical Laxman.
dance form from South Asia).
Instructors recognized her
remarkable gift; moreover,
Bombay movie producers
casted the young Laxman in
the Hindi film “Ram Rajya”
(“The Reign of Ram”),
released in 1939. Laxman’s
elegant dancing in Indian cine-
ma created “Baby Kamala” as
a child star. President of the Board of Directors of The Women’s Institute of Yonkers, Inc.,
During the 1940s and Angelo Martinelli, presents a check to members of the Sister Margaret
1970s, Laxman’s dances sym- Cancer Relief Fund at Rosary Hill.
bolized an ingenious choreog-
raphy, fluent finesse and liveli- Photo by Ed Whitman
dancers in the tri-state area and provides week-
ness which made her a beacon for the classical
ly dance instructions in Long Island, New
dance from Tamil Nadu known as, Bharta The Women’s Institute of Yonkers, Inc. goal was to uplift and improve social condi-
York, New Jersey and at the India Center of
Natyman. She has performed in thousands of was founded on April 20, 1889 under the name tions for the working woman. Through the
Westchester County. Between 2001 and 2004,
film roles and stage performances all over the of Yonkers Free Circulating Library for Self- work of the library in the development of the
Laxman was an adjunct instructor for under-
world. The artist has also won several awards Supporting Women and became the Women’s Working Girl’s Club in the Employment
graduate courses in Bharata Natyam at the
throughout her extraordinary career including, Institute of Yonkers in 1892. The Women’s Bureau of the Civic League and Philanthropic
Center for India Studies at the State University
the “Kala Sigamani” Award from the state gov- Institute closed its doors in 2005 and filed for Department, the institute has kept up informed
of New York and Stony Brook. The students of
ernment of Tamil Nadu-India in 1967. Laxman dissolution. methods in similar organizations.
Sri Bharata Kamalaya perform ballets and
has also danced before Queen Elizabeth, for- Over the years, the organization estab- Over the years, the role of the Women’s
dance shows that originate from Indian
mer President Eisenhower and former Chinese lished a close relationship with the Sister Institute has changed to incorporate a more
Mythology. Many of her students have been
Prime Minister Zhou-en-lai and many other Margaret Cancer Relief Fund (Rosary Hill), social function, although the group still per-
awarded scholarships in Bharata Natyam.
prominent figures throughout her career. and the Board of Directors voted unanimously forms charitable works for the Yonkers commu-
Today, Kamala Laxman is known as a living
In 1980, Laxman moved to the U.S. and to donate whatever money it had to the fund as nity. As its membership dwindled as members
legend of Bharata Natyam.
opened up a dance school of Bharata Natyam in part of the organization’s dissolution. Although grew older, they still tried to keep up with the
To learn more about dance instruction and
Long Island, N.Y. As a mentor over the years, it took almost four years to accomplish the final times by providing day trips for seniors and
training, contact Kamala Laxman at 631-281-
Laxman has disciplined many young aspiring dissolution, the Board of Directors, headed by making baskets for the needy at Thanksgiving
Board President Hon. Angelo R. Martinelli, and Christmas. It was a sad day when the
was proud to present a check in the amount of Woman’s Institute of Yonkers closed its door
The All-Star Game Needs Some Changes $62,623.37 to the cancer relief fund.
While the original aim of the Women’s
for the final time after 116 years.
A grandfather clock donated to the
Institute may be expressed in two words — Woman’s Institute by its founder, Mary
By Zach Shapiro Baseball asks fans to vote via paper or online Christian helpfulness, it seems unnecessary to Marshall Butler, and other items of memorabil-
In less than a month, the 2009 Major ballot on who they believe should start for both emphasize its nonsectarian and interdenomina- ia have been donated to the Hudson River
League Baseball All-Star Game will be held at the National and American leagues in the game. tional character. Museum to keep the memory of the good works
Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo. While the The managers do select all of their pitchers, During the institute’s early years, its main of the Woman’s Institute of Yonkers, Inc. alive.
American League has won the game 11 of the but baseball contradicts itself when it asks the
last 12 games, it was the one game they didn’t mangers to try as hard as they can to win the
win in 2002 that has begun to ruin the whole
game to get World Series home field advantage
for their league, but the managers don’t even get Harrison Council for the Arts
In Milwaukee seven years ago, a chance to pick who starts on the field for their
Commissioner Bud Selig ruled the game a tie, team. The Harrison Council for the Arts will Faranda’s work has been exhibited
the first time in 41 years, after 11 innings and no It’s even more outrageous this year, when present an exhibit of Giclee Prints by Donna throughout the New York metropolitan area as
pitchers left for either manager to use. The game as of June 8, Dodgers outfielder Manny Faranda at the Harrison Public Library, located well as Washington, D.C. and France. She holds
ending in a draw left the fans in Milwaukee, and Ramirez, who was suspended for 50 games this at Bruce Avenue, on June 29 through July 30, a masters in Fine Art from Pratt Institute, in
around the country, furious. season for failing a drug test, has a decent shot with an opening reception on Monday, June 29, painting and printmaking, and a masters in
To ease the fans’ anger, Selig ruled that to not only play but start in the All-Star Game. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Museum Education from Bank Street College.
future All-Star games cannot end in a tie and Ramirez sits in fifth place in votes of all For the past 25 years, Faranda has been Faranda is a member of ArtsWestchester and
will determine home field advantage for the National League outfielders and is just 250,000 creating abstract art work using the pointillism Blue Door Art Association.
World Series. While it may have seemed like a votes behind Mets centerfielder Carlos Beltran technique. Her medium of choice is watercolor The exhibit will be accessible at the library
good solution at the time, it has since become for the third and final starting spot on the team. on paper; however, most recently, she has been on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9:30 a.m.
one of the worst moves in sports history. This clearly gives no justice to players, like creating art work on the computer working with to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays,
The All-Star Game was always considered Jayson Werth of the Phillies and Rick Ankiel of photographic montages using Adobe Photoshop from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturdays,
an exhibition game that’s played to showcase the Cardinals, who have done so much more for and Corel Painter. Her subject matter has shift- from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
the best players in the first half of the baseball their team so far this season, but now have little ed from organic abstract shapes to more realis- For more information, call 914-835-0324.
season. Even after the change in rules, it’s still chance to make it to the game because of tic renderings.
played as an exhibition. Position players are Ramirez.
changed every few inning and pitchers don’t While Selig’s decisions in 2002 were
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Another aspect of the All-Star Game that
ruining the meaning of an all-star, it’s time for
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FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009 - WESTCHESTER RISING - PAGE 11
Greyston Celebrates Transformation at Annual Benefit
L to r: Richard Martinelli, former Yonkers City Council president; Julius Walls, Jr., L to r: Mayor Phil Amicone, Greyston Chair Jeffrey Koslowsky, Chef Peter Kelly;
Greyston Bakery CEO of Yonkers; Chuck Lesnick, Yonkers City Council president and president and CEO of Greyston, Steven Brown at the Greyston’s Annual
Benefit, held at X20 Xavier’s on Hudson
L to r: Robert Baron, Dobbs Ferry; Steven Brown, Greyston Foundation president; L to r: Yonkers Mayor Philip Amicone; Tamara Blanch Blake, Alternative Pathways
Janet DiFiore, Westchester County district attorney; and Tracy Baron, Dobbs Ferry for Young Adults Program participant; Stew Leonard, Jr., president and chief
executive officer of Stew Leonard’s; Jeffrey Koslowsky, Greyston chairman of the
Board of Directors; and Steven Brown, Greyston Foundation president
By Rachel Charlop-Powers Brown, mentioned that 2008 marked the launch of
The Greyston Foundation celebrated trans- a new green collar job training program, as well as
formation at their 2009 Annual Benefit held at the unveiling of Greyston’s first retail product, the Blanch Blake, a young wife, mother and graduate a hand up, not a hand out. Some of those services
X2O Xavier’s On Hudson last Thursday night. Do-Goodie brownie. of the APYA job training program. Blake’s testi- include after-school programming, business and
The honorees were Martin Ginsburg, the founder Ginsburg and Leonard, Jr. were both intro- mony that Greyston helped her transform her life financial literacy training, skilled trade certifica-
and principal of Ginsburg Development duced by beneficiaries of Greyston’s programs. was lauded by Leonard, who also enjoyed her tion programs, health services that provide care to
Companies, and Stew Leonard, Jr., president and Stefan Bannister, a 13-year-old participant in the mention that Stew Leonard’s sells the Do Goodie adults with HIV/AIDS, community gardens and
CEO of Stew Leonard’s. Chef Peter Kelly, the YO Kids after-school program introduced Brownie. Leonard spoke about the regenerative several hundred units of affordable housing. The
evening’s host, was also honored. Ginsburg as a visionary of the Hudson River. powers of Yonkers, both in the form of the Hudson Greyston Bakery also provides 50 adults with
The Greyston Foundation is a nonprofit Ginsburg responded by hailing the vision, creativ- River and the success of his Yonkers store. Stew employment. An online auction of goods and serv-
organization that provides programs and services ity, mission and purpose of the Greyston Leonard’s is a partner and supporter of Greyston, ices that support Greyston can be found at
to low-income members of the community. Its Foundation, and marveled at the great things not only in carrying its brownies, but also in www.charitybuzz.com
ancillary is the Greyston Bakery, a $6.7 million brownies can facilitate. He then spoke of his inter- employing the graduates of its job training pro- More information about the services and
for-profit bakery that produces 20,000 pounds of est in generating the economy on the Hudson grams. opportunities provided by the Greyston
brownies each day and is a provider of brownies River through the creation of pearls like X2O The proceeds of the night will help fund var- Foundation are available by calling 914-376-3900
for ice cream manufacturers such as Ben and along the Hudson River. ious Greyston Foundation programs that assist or visiting www.greyston.org.
Jerry’s. President and CEO of Greyston, Steven Leonard, Jr. was introduced by Tamara low-income families and individuals by providing
PAGE 12 - WESTCHESTER RISING - FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009
JCY Brunch Rewards Students’ Hard Work
Some of the JCY scholarship winners pictured with Scholarship Brunch honorees Debbie Chaim, Andy Seligson and Sherri Tamis (seated),
as well as JCY members present at the brunch
Photos by Yonkers High School Photo Club members: Gabriella Espana, Juliany Taveras, Richard Schmidt and Gina Guzman and club supervisor Kim Kratz
L to r: Lesnick, Lubin Kirschner, State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins
and Greenwald pictured with a check from Stewart-Cousins
for $55,000 to benefit the JCY
L to r: Eric Shoen; City Council President Chuck Lesnick; Janice
Lubin Kirschner, executive director of the JCY; State Senator Jeff
Klein; and JCY President Hal Greenwald pictured with a check
from Klein for $25,000 to benefit the JCY
Above (l to r): Lesnick; Roosevelt student and JCY scholarship recipient Sashay
Turner, winner of the J. David Jutkowitz Law Scholarship; News 12’s Tara
Rosenblum, the brunch’s emcee; and Lubin Kirschner
At left (l to r): Lubin Kirshner; Eric Shoen; Gorton student and JCY scholarship
recipient Gehan Naber, winner of the Sam and Michael Cohen Memorial AOIT
Scholarship; Lesnick; Greenwald; and Rosenblum
This year’s Jewish Council of Yonkers Leibman and Cara Pregadio Scholarship for a Roosevelt High School Geovanny Arredondo - Greenwald/Mayer Law
(JCY) Scholarship Brunch was yet another student with a learning disabilities Sashay Turner - J. David Jutkowitz Law and Civil Service Scholarship
resounding success, with more attendees than Gehan S. Naber - Sam and Michael Cohen Scholarship Nola Mentzar - 66 Main Senior Community
ever before. Each year, the JCY takes the oppor- Memorial AOIT Scholarship Julia Yeung - Tara Rosenblum Journalism Service Scholarship
tunity to award scholarships — from $500 to Scholarship Natnapin Tangpipith - The Howard Berman
$1,500 — to high school seniors (and three jun- Lincoln High School Scholarship in Memory of Senator John E
iors) living in Yonkers, in order to represent the Sadia Ahmad - Walshin Entrepreneurial Saunders High School Flynn
diversity of the city. This year, 23 scholarships, Scholarship (Female) Jill Gottehrer - Anna Shereff Community Amir Wirr - Florence Spotkov and Samuel
totaling $16,000, were presented to recognize Prince A. Debrah - Charles J. Lubin J. Service in memory of Louis H. Shereff Krinsky Community Service Scholarship
students’ outstanding achievements in a variety Memorial Business Scholarship Marmouth Hussein - Sidney Friend Memorial
of areas, including music, performing arts, com- Heather Eberhart - Jerilynne Fierstein, Gladys Social Service Scholarship Riverdale Country Day School
munity service, entrepreneurship and academic Pack, and Wendy Pollock Music Scholarship Eden Klinenberg - 66main Junior Ariel Schorr Lesnick - JCY/Westchester
excellence. Dahcia Lyons - Bernice E. Jutkowitz Leadership/Community Service Award Community Partners Junior Leadership Award
The 2009 scholarship recipients were: Performing Arts Scholarship Amber Stacks - Gloria Fields and Andrew
Lorraine Perdomo - Peni and Stephen Berger Seligson Music Scholarship Edgemont High School
Gorton High School Lincoln High School Pre-Teaching Scholarship Naomi Weisz - Dr. Beth & Chuck Schorr
Ta-nia Dorsey - Jim Pinsley Scholarship Jennifer Poole - Weissman Realty Community Yonkers High School Lesnick Junior Leadership Award
Zahra Edwards - Spirit of Barack Obama Service/Academic Scholarship Muhammed U. Ahmed - Walshin
Corey Montgomery - Sheryl Chasin, Mimi Entrepreneurial Scholarship (Male)