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Vol 18 Number 45 Friday, November 14, 2008
The Harrison Independents Go Undefeated!
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Democratic Tidal Wave Hits Westchester Keeping Your Body Simply Beautiful
Are Westchester Republicans Endangered Species? By Liz Ehrlich
As the country begins to tighten
By Dan Murphy its belt and cut back on expenses in
Election Day 2008 marked an light of the current economic crisis,
historic landmark in the history of our some market areas can expect to be
country with the election of Barack harder hit than others when it comes
Obama as our next president. Three to reduced consumer spending. Thus,
factors — President George Bush’s the question arises as to which items
dismal approval ratings (76 percent at and services individuals will continue
press time), the sinking economy and to spend their money on and which
financial crisis, and the popularity of they will be willing to forego in order
Obama and the call for change — to save.
helped fuel Democratic victories According to Dr. Loveleen Sood,
across the board throughout the coun- founder and site M.D. of Simply
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cent of the vote in the county, and will likely suffer less than others.
with Democrats sweeping local, state “People are a little nervous at the
and national contests. moment, but I believe that this will
Whether it was well-known Obama’s victory signals that change has come. pass, as people always have money to
elected officials like Nita Lowey and look great. More and more people are
Amy Paulin, or in contested races What the past election points to fighting for survival. making this a priority — the amount
with George Latimer and Suzi is a continued infusion of Democratic Three races in particular are evi- of baby boomers who want to look
Oppenheimer, or in local races with voters and qualified and well-funded dence of this fact. In the race for state and feel better than their parents did
Christine Doody-Doherty winning Democratic candidates in West- Senate in the 37th District, at their age is unprecedented. I
the seat on the Eastchester Town chester, contrasted with a shrinking Oppenheimer easily won re-election believe that these procedures will
Board, Democrats swept the day. county Republican Party, underfund- over Republican Liz Feld. Feld was continue to grow in popularity
There was not a single ed and with little or no money to con- the state Republicans’ top candidate despite the economic crunch of the
Republican victory in Westchester test any or all races. in all of the Senate races statewide, times,” she said.
County last week. The only two GOP Combine this with the recent but she lost in a landslide, 75,175 to The procedures Sood refers to,
wins were in Westchester/Putnam defection of two Republicans, 45,628 votes. Feld ran an intelligent which are offered at her Mount
elections, with Assemblyman Greg District Attorney Janet DiFiore and campaign, hoping to tap into voter Vernon-based facility, include non-
Ball and state Sen. Vinny Liebell Assemblyman Mike Spano, and you discontent over skyrocketing proper- invasive cosmetic, dermatological
winning re-election. have a Westchester County GOP Continued on Page 5 Continued on Page 6 Dr. Loveleen Sood
Adopt-A-Dog Receives Proclamation – Page 2
Westchester Teens Make a Difference – Page 3
In Your Backyard – Page 4 We Disagree with Phil Reisman ... Maybe
Ask an Expert – Page 5 Journal News columnist Phil ment in Westchester, with 223,309 nation of Westchester that may not
Reisman’s recent column suggest- Democrats to 135,285 be overturned for a generation.
Up and Down the County Lines – Page 5 ed that County Executive Andy Republicans. Even if you add in High-caliber Republicans like Liz
Spano faces an uphill re-election the registered Independents, Feld got clobbered last week, with
A World View – Page 8 bid next year if he decides to run. (16,525) and Conservatives other promising candidates like
Reisman suggested that (8709), there is little hope for a Rob Biagi also getting crushed.
Who, What, Where & When – Page 9 Westchester voters next year might Republican to win, even if he or The only way for Reisman to
be willing to vote for change by she has the Independent and be correct in his analysis is if
See & Be Scene – Page 11 electing a Republican like Rob Conservative party lines. Democrats refuse to gauge the
Astorino, over Spano, to lead the Second is that the dean of public’s outrage in skyrocketing
County Italians Stage Protest – Page 12 county. Westchester politics has been able, property taxes, and the economic
While Westchester voters, in the past, to take the pulse of the downturn. Democrats now control
like millions of Americans on county and tailor his campaigns to all parts of government, in the
Election Day, voted for change by meet the voters’ desires. Look for county, state and federal levels.
electing Barack Obama as our next the county executive to come up They must act as fiscal
Read All About It — Online! president, electing Astorino over with a budget next week that holds Conservatives in this time of tur-
Spano next year is another matter the line on taxes, in preparation for moil, something they might not be
Download Current & Past Issues completely. another run for county executive willing to do.
First, Phil, let us remind you in 2009. Local budgets are slowly
at www.risingmediagroup.com of the overwhelming majority Third, several local races this coming out in Westchester, and in
Democrats now have in enroll- year point to a Democratic domi- Continued on Page 5 Andy Spano
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Donations Double at Recent Larchmont & Mamaroneck Teens Serving Their Community
Richmond Community Services Below: Participating teens created Jewish New Years
Wine-Tasting Event cards together with candy and chocolate apples
for foster children.
Above:TFC participants assemble sandwiches
Chappaqua’s Paul and Margie Gittelman shared an evening for the homeless.
of wine tastings and fundraising to support innovative pro-
grams provided by Richmond Community Services for indi-
viduals with significant disabilities. Below: TFC members Delphine Halpern-Cohen,
senior at the Frency American School of N.Y. and
Caroline Levere, senior at Mamaroneck High School,
participate in a TFC event.
Above: Drummer Marlon Sobol hosts a teen drum circle.
Susan and Elliot Pecker (Armonk) joined the more than 100
friends of Richmond Community Services at its second
annual wine-tasting event, which raised nearly $30,000.
More than 100 friends of Restaurant, Café of Love, Caffe Teens for the Community (TFC) 40 teens who regularly attend the Service, Inc. (October 23) decorated pillows for children living
Richmond Community Services, an Strega, Crabtree’s Kittle House is a Larchmont/Mamaroneck-based weekly meetings. • Bakeing Challah with residents at shelters operated by My Sister’s
organization that provides support Restaurant & Inn, Eduardo’s, Jewish teen volunteer group. Every Among the programs TFC has at three homes for developmentally Place, an organization working with
for individuals with intellectual and Lexington Square Café and Quaker Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m., local already done this school year: challenged adults (October 30) victims of domestic abuse.
physical disabilities, recently came Hill Tavern. teens gather to do something mean- • Making Jewish New Year cards TFC’s flyer reads: “TFC — A TFC is one of the many pro-
together at its second annual auction Richmond Community Services ingful to enhance the lives of others, and packages for foster children place for teens to meet, have fun and grams of Chabad of Larchmont and
and wine-tasting event to make is a leader in meeting the lifelong sometimes keeping it near home with (September 18) do something for the community,” Mamaroneck.
donations of nearly $30,000 to help needs of children and adults with sig- a program for the local community • Visiting the elderly at Sound and that’s exactly what they’re doing. For more information, or to join
fund its cutting-edge services. nificant intellectual and physical dis- ,and other times taking on interna- Shore Medical Center Nursing home The combination of helping out an TFC, contact Rabbi Mendel
“We are excited by this show of abilities and their families. It maxi- tional programs. (September 25) important cause and having a great Silberstein at 914-834-4321, e-mail
support from new and old friends, mizes each person’s quality of life Just in its second year, TFC has • Decorating the Sukkah at the time is what attracts the teens and email@example.com or visit
and by the fact that we more than through family-like support, innova- more than doubled its members. It Beth Emeth Synagogue (October 5) makes them want to come back week www.JewishLarchmont.com.
doubled the money we raised at last tive services, compassion and advo- has successfully grown from a group • Making 400 sandwiches for the after week.
year’s event,” said Paula Barbag, cacy, while providing support and of 15 volunteers to a proud group of homeless at Hope Community Last week, the teens made and
director of marketing and develop- peace of mind to their loved ones.
ment. “Innovative programs subsi- Services include residential alterna-
dized by our donors, such as our
mobile wheelchair clinic, Wheels on
tives, intermediate care, respite serv-
ices, intensive therapeutic and train- Yonkers Students in Tandem Tae Kwon Do
Wheels, enrich the lives of the indi- ing services, day programs and bilin-
viduals we support.” gual Medicaid service coordination Enrico Fermi School for the
The successful event, chaired by in communities throughout
Performing Arts students
Carol Madole (Chappaqua) and Joe Westchester County. Founded in
Gabriela Mendoza (8th grade)
Pugni (Valhalla), featured wines pro- 1973, Richmond Community
and Gandhi Mendoza (3rd
vided in collaboration with Wine & Services is a nonprofit organization
grade) traveled to Puebla and
Spirits at Cheers of Scarsdale and headquartered in Mount Kisco.
hors d’oeuvres by The Dinner Guy For more information about Mexico City, Mexico, recently
of Chappaqua. Additionally, eight Richmond Community Services, to compete in two tae kwon do
nearby restaurants supported the visit www.richmondcommserv.org. tournaments. Since taking up
event, including Brio, Bungalow the sport six months ago, the
Mendozas have been training
hard every day in preparation
for the competition.
Win a Prize at Playland The students’ hard work has
paid off. On October 12, in
Ice Casino’s Turkey Bowl Puebla, Gabriela won a silver
medal, and Gandhi won a
bronze medal at a tae kwon do
Be a Thanksgiving “rock star” at Playland’s Ice Skating School.
tournament. On October 18, in
your holiday dinner table this year by The Playland Ice Casino is a
winning your turkey at the Playland facility of Westchester County Parks. Mexico City, the brother-and-
Ice Casino’s Turkey Bowl, taking It is located in Rye and can be sister team did it again. Gabriela
place during Family Night on reached via I-95 (the New England took home another silver medal,
Saturday, November 22, from 7:30 to Thruway) to Playland Parkway, exit and Gandhi matched hers with
10 p.m., at the Playland Ice Casino in 19. Follow the parkway directly into one of his own.
Rye. Playland Park. Parking for the Ice Parents Gabriel and Norma
Turkey Bowl contestants will be Casino is free. Mendoza are very proud of their
challenged to knock down bowling For information about lessons, children’s accomplishments.
pins by skillfully sliding a frozen rentals or facilities, call 914-813- The kids also competed this past
rubber bird down the ice for a strike. 7059. Information about the Playland June at a tae kwon do tourna-
Participants will be selected by free Ice Casino is also available by log- ment in Long Island, where they
raffle from the skaters in the Family ging on to www.RyePlayland.org. each won second-place trophies.
Night session, and winners will take
home a free frozen “real”
Thanksgiving turkey. Adults and
children will compete separately.
There are two price options for
the evening: the regular Family
Night admission package ($30 for
two to four skaters, which includes
admission, skate rentals and a large
pizza), or standard public session Finest
rates ($8 for adults, $6 for children
and $4 for skate rentals).
Ice skating lessons are given by Weekly
professional instructors through
Gabriela Mendoza and Gandhi Mendoza
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In Your Backyard
Mount Vernon Partners with Alpha Kappa More Than 150 Volunteers
Alpha Sorority, Inc. Host the United Nations to Come to Graham School
Youth Globalization Project On Saturday, November 15,
Graham Elementary School is hold-
opportunity to volunteer for a year of
service in underserved schools. The
Girl and Boy scouts from local and
ing “Make a Difference Day,” during Young Heroes program is a Saturday Specific work includes painting
The City of Mount Vernon Youth opportunities for long term involve- principals, teachers, parents and resi-
which some 200 volunteers will go to leadership program for middle school classrooms, gardening, painting
Bureau, in collaboration with the ment in UN-sponsored initiatives; dents to tour the UN complex and
the school to work on various children who also take part in com- murals, building bookshelves, build-
members of Alpha Kappa Alpha establish an ongoing dialogue with observe UN exhibits.
improvements. munity service. ing planter boxes and more.
Sorority, Inc.-Zeta Nu Omega student participants on world issues, Upon arrival at the UN, Smith
Volunteers include youth from Volunteers will also include Volunteers will be at the school from
Chapter and the Department of which include but are not limited to arranged for a briefing from Ahmad
City Year New York and the Young members of the Yonkers Nepperhan 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Graham School is
Recreation, hosted the United disparities in education, employment, Kamal, former ambassador of
Heroes program. City Year provides Community Center, Mount Vernon located on 421 East 5th St.
Nations Youth Globalization Project hunger and poverty, health, environ- Pakistan to the UN and now UN offi-
young adults, ages 17-24, with an Heights Congregational Church and
on November 11. ment, juvenile delinquency and cial from UNITAR (UN Training and
The goal of the project was to HIV/AIDS. Research), for all participants. The
introduce and further educate 50 high By collaborating with the oldest participants also dined in the exclu-
school young women (juniors and historical African American Sorority, sive and world-renowned dining hall
seniors) from Westchester County on Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc., and NGO of the UN delegates while addressing
the history and merits of the United representative to the UN (previous the needs of today’s youth. Need a Mortgage or Home Equity Loan?
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automatically put your child in a lens material called above-mentioned frames with CR-39 lenses for container. All crayons will be sent www.proteacher.net to discuss what family-run company focused on
"polycarbonate" because of its excellent break-resist- between $212 and $255 for most Rxs. away and recycled into new crayons. to do with the old product. And “bringing education and fun togeth-
ance. They always fail to point out to the parents that Raphael Opticians is located in White Plains. Every month, before the box is because wax is non-biodegradable, er.” The company offers classroom
polycarbonate scratches the easiest of any material. Learn more about this expert business at shipped to the National Crayon crayons last forever landfills creating supplies, developmental toys, educa-
Compact discs (CDs) are made of it. It also has the www.zoomnia.com/RaphaelOpticians. Recycling Program, store visitors can waste which could otherwise be recy- tional games and hosts in-store events
guess how much the box of crayons cled. designed to make learning fun.
weighs. Whoever guesses correctly, In conjunction with their crayon Merchandise is also available 24/7 at
or is the closest, will receive an recycling program, Educational www.educationalwarehouse.com.
Educational Warehouse gift card. Warehouse will donate $5 for every
Up and Down the County Lines According to Crayola, children pound of crayons collected each
By Michael Iachetta sprinters Tommy Smith (who won
the gold in the 200 meters) and John
Democratic Doody-Doherty, who comes from a
well-known political family in
Tom Golisano’s group, Responsible
New York, but got trounced by
TIGERS CLAW EAGLES
IN HS STREAK ENDER
Carlos (who finished third) bowed
their heads and raised a black-gloved
Tidal Wave Eastchester (her father was longtime
Supervisor Jim Doody), and her elec-
Latimer, 30,375 to 12,263 votes.
What all three races show is that
Nobody asked me, but fist while standing on the winner’s Continued from Page 1 tion marks the first Democrat on the in a presidential election year, with a
Westchester has seen some ultra-dra- platform as “The Star Spangled Eastchester Town board in some popular Democratic presidential can-
matic beginnings and endings within Banner” played. Three days later, in ty taxes, but it didn’t work. time. didate, Republican candidates cannot
the past few days impacting the local the 400-meter final, African- In Eastchester, one of the Another contested race had win in Westchester County. This
and global stages in ways difficult to Americans Lee Evans, James and remaining Republican strongholds in Democratic incumbent Latimer shocking reality means that every
imagine outside of a Hollywood Freeman finished one, two and three. the county, incumbent Councilman being challenged by Republican Rob four years, Republicans could be
movie script. Evans edged James, clocking a Fred Salanitro, was defeated by Biagi. Biagi was endorsed by The faced with, as they say in sports, an
In schoolboy sports high school breath-taking 43.86 to Larry’s 43.97, Democratic first-time candidate Journal News and was funded by “O-fer” — no victories on any level.
football circles, for example, under- both breaking the world record. At
dog Croton-Harmon ended Dobbs the medals ceremony, the winners
Ferry’s countywide best Section One scrambling never-say-die QB Jordan wore black socks and black berets In Our View budgets. Zero percent tax increases
are needed, and a tax cap on school
not see the election of a Republican
for county executive occurring in
69-game winning streak by scoring Eck in last year’s state title victory. and also raised their fists, but when
All-state fullback/linebacker Kyle Continued from Page 1 property taxes is a must. Westchester in the foreseeable
nine points within the final 80 sec- the national anthem was played, they
Ramalho is the only player to start Only by ignoring the cries of future, especially if that candidate is
onds in a recent Class C semifinal to removed their berets and lowered
for Rye the past few years, and is a Harrison, Democratic Mayor Joan their constituents can Democrats ruin running against Spano.
win 22-21 at Gould Park in Dobbs their fists. Two days later, that trio
throwback to the rough-and-ready Walsh presented a budget with a the chance they have to dominate Nice try, Phil.
Ferry. plus Vince Mathews won the 4x400
Donnelly as a Garnet inspirational whopping 14.24 percent tax increase. Westchester politics for years to
Joe Trailli made a leaping David meters relay in three minutes, 51.6
force and a team captain. Ramalho, a Walsh’s explanation, that she is very come.
Tyree-like clutch catch to take seconds, a gold medal-winning
weightlifting gym rat, was the MVP sorry that the tax increase is 14.24 Astorino is exact-
scrambling Nick Mainiero’s Archie world record that would stand for 24
of the recent sectional title game for percent and that the budget was cut ly the type of candi-
Manning-style pass out of Rob years.
the second-straight year, scoring from an initial 25 percent, doesn’t date needed to deal
Alexander’s hands to pull the claw- The smooth-striding James,
three TDs this time around. help the senior homeowner on a with the economic
ing Tigers within a point of Dobbs in nicknamed the “Mighty Burner” for
It was déjà vu all over again at fixed budget or the financial worker downturn facing Wall
the game’s dying seconds. Without his explosive finishing kick, was
Mahopac for Rye and its Hall of recently laid off. Walsh’s double- Street, New York state
hesitation, Croton coach John way out in front in a lot of ways on
Fame coach, Armonk’s Dino Garr, digit tax increase doesn’t put food on and Westchester
Catano decided to go for a potential and off the track, having been induct-
right down to yet another Eck quar- the table, but only adds to homeown- County. He would
game-winning — or losing — two- ed into the National Track Hall of
terbacking the team — sophomore ers’ problems of paying their taxes look to cut and elimi-
point conversion, and the Indian Fame, then becoming a major in the
sensation Connor Eck, Jordan’s kid and staying in their homes. nate county govern-
Point technician looked like a genius U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and
brother. Walsh and all local leaders in ment before consider-
when Mainiero rolled out and hit serving for nearly a quarter-century
Westchester need to change the way ing raising taxes.
Matt Trailli, Joe’s kid brother, for the as athletic director at Richard
DEATH OF OLYMPIAN they do business and estimate their Unfortunately, we do
two-point conversion game-winner. Stockton College in Pomona, N.J.
The comeback kids from Croton-on- LARRY JAMES, 61 Rising Media offers condo-
Hudson then avoided a letdown by Former Olympian quarter-mile lences to James’ wife; his children;
beating Westlake 23-7 for the Class ace Larry James died too young at 61 his grandchildren; his mother,
C championship at Mahopac High of colon cancer on November 6; Martha James, of Greenburgh; and
School, sending the Tigers to the ironically, his birthday. But James his sister, Julia James, of White
state playoffs for the first time in really burned up the track along the Plains. Westchester will almost cer-
school history. Thus, in a two-game way, living fast on his way to achiev- tainly never see the likes of your
sequence filled with ironies, Croton ing what no one else in Westchester James again.
was the first team to lose to Dobbs history has ever done before.
Ferry at the start of that 69-game James came out of Mount OPEN DOOR
Eagles’ win streak and paid Dobbs Pleasant, started running track in the KNOCKS FOR TOYS
back big time. They also upset seventh grade, starred in the interme- ’Tis the season — almost — to
Westlake, a club that beat them by diate hurdles and triple jump at think about donating to the Open
two TDs earlier in the season. White Plains High, and went to Door Family Medical Centers’ holi-
Villanova on a track scholarship, day toy drive for needy Westchester
RYE HIGH DÉJÀ VU winning four NCAA titles and broke kids. The centers’ goal is to raise
ALL OVER AGAIN or tied world indoor records at 440, 3,500 new unwrapped toys for coun-
Undefeated Rye High (10-0), 500 and 600 yards back in the day. tywide disadvantaged children up to
the state’s top-ranked team, rolled He ran the mile-relay anchor leg for age 14. Gifts may be dropped off at
over Pleasantville, 35-7, to win its Villanova in the 1968 Penn Relays in Open Door locations in Ossining,
sixth-straight Westchester Section 43.9 seconds, the first time anyone in Sleepy Hollow, Port Chester and
One title at Mahopac, thus giving the the world ran the quarter-mile in Mount Kisco. For exact locations, to
Garnets the county’s longest winning under 44 seconds. And in these make a monetary donation or to
streak, at 58 games and counting, as heady post-Barack Obama break- request the pickup of a large dona-
they head into yet another state play- through days in winning the U.S. tion, contact Alicia Ward, volunteer
off. Rye has reached the Carrier presidency, it also should be remem- coordinator, at 914-502-1468. You
Dome in Syracuse for the state finals bered that James was one of the can also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or
in four of the last five years, winning courageous track trailblazers, as part visit www.opendoormedical.org.
twice while building on a tradition of the black power demonstration in Tiny Tim and his female coun-
started by gutsy quarterback Joe the racially charged 1968 Olympics terparts need you, so — what the
Donnelly, who played with a concus- in Mexico City, where he won gold dickens — don’t be a Scrooge and
sion in the 2004 state championship and silver medals. brighten up a young life during “A
playoffs win, and continued by That was the Olympics where Christmas Carol” time.
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Westchester Business Beat
An Easy Way to Make $2,500 in Seven Days
ARKETING When Good Designers Go Bad
How to Protect Yourself When Choosing a Designer
A study conducted by eBay states
that the average American family holds
approximately $2,500 worth of mer-
chandise in their homes. Although this
This probably isn’t anything new.
After all, most people have already
heard of eBay and the wonderful world
of online selling. So why haven’t most
from tools, art, cameras and computers
to cars, trucks, motorcycles, jewelry,
furniture, tires, fishing tackle, quilts,
stock certificates, that inflatable boat
By Rebecca Bertoldi handing over some phone numbers that you can call to see
Many business owners are try- figure is a drop in the bucket to the people taken advantage of eBay and you never used and even your Aunt
how others felt about them. You should always do your
ing to attract new business through the average family’s $86,000 share of the liquidated the $2,500 dollars worth of Wendy's wedding gown. If you got it,
homework before hiring any professional, and that includes
means of advertising to compensate for our national deficit, wouldn’t it be nice to merchandise still collecting dust in Orbit Drop will sell it.
current suffering economy. The one form of get your hands on an extra $2,500 to their homes? Once Orbit Drop has your item,
Ask About Usage — Many people believe that when they
advertising that is becoming more and more popular start paying your family’s share? Of Because selling on eBay is a pain they will research an ad strategy, take
hire a designer, once the project is completed, they can do
is having a Web presence. This concept has brought course not — that’s what taxes are for. in the butt. It can take four hours or pictures and list it on eBay so that they
whatever they want with it. That is not always the case. The
many business owners my way with inquiries about what The extra $2,500 hiding in your home more to prepare even the simplest items can sell it, collect the money, pack and
designer should specify whether the client assumes all rights
they can do to be online or to update the online features they is found money for you do with as you for auction, from taking and uploading ship it, and, most importantly, send you
to the marketing piece or just one-time rights.
currently have. please, and in this economy, it’s like digital photographs to writing the “ad” a check. All you have to do is let them
Get It in Writing — Once you have made your decision
Recently, a restaurant owner was referred to me because buried treasure. and selecting from 45,000 different pick it up, or you can drop it off. Orbit
on which designer/firm you will use for you materials, be
he needed his site updated and the company that designed the Finding buried treasure in your selling categories, according to an arti- Drop will do the rest.
sure that you get all the details in writing. Such documenta-
site was not returning his calls or e-mails. After poking home is easy. Just follow this simple cle in U.S. Franchise News. Suddenly, selling online has
tion should be used on all projects, but often, they are not.
around a bit, I discovered that his domain name was regis- rule: If you have something in your The answer is simple: Hire a pro- become a lot easier, more profitable
Those written details will protect both of you. And if your
tered under the other designer’s name, and not the restau- home that you purchased but have not fessional service with experience sell- and safer using Orbit Drop. Give Orbit
needs change, be sure to amend the contract.
rant’s, as he had been told. I found this to be very strange — used in one year, it probably qualifies ing on eBay that has the desire to get Drop a call at 866-544-8190 and an
Register Everything in Your Name — If you are paying
this isn’t the way to ensure job security. Unfortunately, with- as buried treasure. It’s that simple. you the best price at the least cost to eBay specialist will guide you through
for the name, hosting and artwork, it’s yours! Make sure you
out the rights to the domain name, I couldn’t do anything Items such as these could be hid- you. That service is Orbit Drop. the very simple process of cashing in
have access to all of it.
with his current site. But together, we convinced the other ing right under your nose. What exactly is Orbit Drop? Orbit your treasure on eBay. You can also
File It Away — Upon completion of the project, make sure
designer to agree to transfer the site to us. So, how does one tap into this hid- Drop is your local one-step, sell-on- visit the company online at
you receive a copy of it on disk. Do not rely on anyone else
After a month of e-mailing back and forth with him, den source of funds inside your home? eBay service. Orbit Drop can pick up or www.OrbitDropNY.com.
to hold your files for you. You never know what’s going to
however, the other designer changed his mind and refused to Well, the simple answer is to sell them, drop off whatever you want to sell,
transfer the domain, took the site down and disabled the e- of course. You could sell your items
In this case of the designer “gone bad,” my client was
mail account, leaving the restaurant owner with absolutely using the old standbys such as garage
forced to start over and market a new domain name. Let his
nothing. and tag sales, newspaper classifieds
experience be a lesson to you. Shop wisely and don’t let any
Unbelievable, right? Well, believe it. Many print and and pawn shops, which only allow you
designer take what is rightfully yours.
Web designers are going out of business and are being forced to reach a handful of buyers willing to
About the author: Rebecca Bertoldi is the owner of
to find other jobs. So where does that leave their clients? purchase your items. However, if you
Modern Media Design and has been catering to small-busi-
This incident prompted me to try to help business own- are Internet savvy, you can tap into the
ness owners for the past 10 years. If you have marketing
ers become aware of what to ask for and what their rights are. millions of people all over the world
questions that you want answered in a future edition of this
Here’s how you can protect yourself when hiring a designer looking to buy your stuff on eBay.
paper, e-mail email@example.com.Get a free copy
to help you market your materials: The old standbys have their
of “The Freebie List: 10 Marketing Ideas That Won’t Break
Check References — Any good designer has no problem advantages, but let’s face it — if you
the Bank” when you subscribe to the mailing list.
really want to make the most out of the
unused items collecting dust in your
home, you want to market them to the
most people possible.
Currently, eBay is still the king of
Westchester’s online sales, with 300 million regis-
tered users; 95 percent of those users
Finest are buyers. Millions of people all over
the world are shopping online with
eBay and the number is growing. If
Weekly there is any place to cash in that $2,500
gold mine sitting in your home, it’s
Newspapers most likely selling on eBay.
Simply Beautiful For individuals looking to take their skin
care and beauty regimens into their own
Continued from Page 1 hands and homes, however (and probably
save a few additional dollars in the process),
and spa treatments — the latest in advanced Simply Beautiful offers a myriad of pharma-
skin care rejuvenation techniques. Simply ceutical-grade products to help clients
Beautiful, and other medspas like it, are achieve their desired results, and, perhaps
becoming increasingly popular as they offer more importantly, maintain them.
physician-assisted procedures that require Sood also suggests daily skincare at
less time and money than cosmetic surgery. home, living a healthy lifestyle — which
“The nonsurgical procedures we offer includes a good diet and exercise — and alle-
are cost-effective, offer minimal downtime viating stress in order to slow the aging
and subtly enhance the way you look,” Sood process. Additionally, she warns that sun
said. exposure and smoking are exceedingly detri-
Some of the treatments offered at Simply mental to the maintenance of younger-look-
Beautiful include: Botox and other fillers, ing skin.
IPL facial rejuvenation, laser hair removal, Simply Beautiful Medspa is located at
medical microdermabrasion, medical facials, 625 Gramatan Ave. in Mount Vernon and can
laser acne treatments, wrinkle reduction, pig- be reached to set up a free consultation by
mented skin lesion treatments, micro laser calling 914-459-1083. More information is
peels, chemical peels and Skin Tyte (a laser also available online at www.simply beauti-
procedure that tightens skin on the face, neck fulmedspa.com.
and other parts of the body).
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2008 - MOUNT VERNON INDEPENDENT - PAGE 7
Westchester Business Beat
In Challenging Times, CRISIS GUIDE
Set Your Sights on the Future Money Crisis and Repression
By Frank Sisco, CPA, PFS investments.
By Russell E. Glickstern their value during down times. For any given sector. It's good to be hopeful that we We've been told that we've nar-
Several factors have been driv- example, companies that produce Over the past year, smart will work out of this money crisis and rowly escaped a near collapse in the
ing market volatility in 2008: stress goods that consumers purchase on an observers of market and economic that President Obama's leadership and entire financial system, with credit
within the financial sector, continued ongoing basis (think toothpaste and activity have learned a valuable les- inspirational skills will help signifi- markets nearly frozen and tough to
softness in the housing market and laundry detergent) may have more son — conditions can change quick- cantly. Yet, we must take action indi- lubricate even with bailout and rescue
spiraling oil prices. While U.S. predictable revenue streams and ly. By diversifying your portfolio and vidually and not just watch, wait and plans. The choked money pipeline
households appear to be weathering lower volatility than other types of staying invested for the long term, leave it up to our leaders. For exam- could significantly reduce economic
the current economic storm fairly stocks. In contrast, sectors such as you could put yourself in a good ple, many people in their personal activity, making a recession very deep
well, many economists and market Consumer Discretionary and position to benefit from the next mar- lives should immediately get them- and long. Many experts are seeing
analysts believe that the economy is Technology may experience declin- ket upturn. selves better protected, by moving similarities with the Great Depression
unlikely to rebound fully until late ing demand when the economy slows About the author: Russell E. their investments to safer ground, by when it took 25 years for the Dow
2009. • Reconsider Your Asset Glickstern is a certified financial reducing their risks of losing income Jones Industrial Average to get back to
In times like these, your first Allocations — Because stocks and planner based in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.. He from a job or business, by reducing or its 1929 highs. Do you have 25 years
bonds historically have not moved in has been committed to helping clients
instinct may be to run for cover and modifying debt and by curtailing to wait? Don't forget that the Nikkei
protect your assets from whatever tandem in response to economic or protect and build their assets for expenses. The underlying financial index in Japan is still only one-third ity here and abroad will bring more
else may lie ahead. However, before market developments, owning some more than 20 years. Providing indi- and economic problems are so severe the value of what it was 15 years ago, stress and feelings of repression.
making any hasty moves, you should of each may help reduce your portfo- vidualized, unbiased advice and that I think it is prudent to cut risks also partly caused by a burst real Obama's rise and promise will
take a deep breath and reconsider lio’s long-term volatility. In addition, active management enables him to wherever possible. Not out of fear, but estate bubble and banking crisis. Don't hopefully unify us, reduce these feel-
your options. diversifying within your stock and help clients meet their financial out of common sense and reason. If be comforted by rallies and temporary ings of repression and foster optimism
Viewing current economic and bond portfolios — by owning differ- goals. For a free consultation, call you are like most people concerning gains in the stock market. of us taking charge of our own finan-
market conditions in the proper light ent types of stocks and bonds — may 914-244-9470. risk, you should move nearly all of I've termed the cycle we are in a cial destiny as a nation, and feeling
may help you to stay positive in the reduce your risk of overexposure to your investments into principal-guar- "repression," because we are in- good about it. One definition of a cri-
short term, while keeping important anteed instruments, such as a laddered between a recession and a depression, sis is "a condition of instability or dan-
long term investment goals in sight. portfolio of FDIC-insured certificates with the underlying sentiment of ger, leading to a decisive change." As
• Avoid Panic Selling — An of deposit. repression meaning a "state of forcible we move along in this period of great
investor could miss out on significant Here are the three questions to subjugation." When people feel this change, we must seize the opportuni-
gains by pulling out of the stock mar- ask yourself: 1) Do I truly understand way, that they can't trust their govern- ties to regather, to cleanse and to heal,
ket during a downturn. History shows that investments in the stock market ment even as it changes and improves not only on a societal level, but also in
that since 1950, a stock portfolio that can decline very significantly over (or financial institutions, business our personal lives. Then, we'll have a
mirrored the S&P 500 would have long periods of time? 2) Am I sure I leaders or each other), the distrust and better chance at overcoming the chal-
had an average total return of 33.64 will not need to sell these investments uncertainty can lead to capitulation lenges of this crisis. See my next col-
percent in the 12 months following to raise money to cover expenses, and panic so extreme that markets can umn for more details on strategies for
the lowest point of a bear market. especially caused by a job loss, a busi- tumble even worse than what we've your personal finances.
But, if an investor missed the first six ness downturn, high medical expenses seen. Just as one fire is put out, anoth- About the author: Frank Sisco is
months of a recovery by pulling or other problems not foreseen at the er could start, igniting massive liqui- a CPA, personal financial specialist
money out of stocks, he or she would present time? 3) Am I sure that I will dations of hedge funds and mutual and video journalist who writes on
have reduced the average return to be able to emotionally handle large funds, credit card debt implosions, topics related to life and money. You
only 11.56 percent. This would and/or long erosions in my invest- private equity collapses and runs on can contact him by e-mail at ideas-
equate to a difference of over ments? mutual funds, bringing the markets firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 914-
$22,000 in a portfolio that was val- If you're like the great majority of further down. FBI investigations and 589-1013 in order to express your
ued at $100,000 at the bottom of the people, you can't answer yes to all revelations of wrongdoing will exac- opinion about this article or to obtain
market. three and fail the test. Yet surprisingly, erbate the atmosphere of distrust. copies of prior articles. Sisco, his wife
• Review Your Sector many people still get persuaded or Additional bankruptcies, rising unem- and daughter reside in New Rochelle,
Allocations — Certain industries and fooled into staying in those risky ployment and slowed economic activ- N.Y.
sectors tend to fare better during eco-
nomic or market downturns than oth-
ers. So-called defensive sectors are
groups of stocks that historically
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LEGALS LEGALS LEGALS
LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE
FARREL ADVISORS, ADAM LANDSCAPING, CELTIC PACIFIC NSI INDUSTRIES, LLC
LLC LLC. GENERAL BUILDING By Joel J. Sprayregen
CONTRACTORS, LLC. Notice of Qualification of
Notice of Formation of Notice of Formation of NSI INDUSTRIES, LLC. Sound Advice: Bury the Tomahawk
FARREL ADVISORS, ADAM LANDSCAPING, Notice of Formation of Authority filed with Secy. of Like many suburban families, mine was acrimo- I reported from there in September.
LLC. Articles of LLC. Arts. of Org. filed General Pacific General State of NY (SSNY) on niously divided over the presidential election. Our dis- 3. ISRAEL attacked by more than 45 Hamas
Organization filed with with Secy. of State of NY Building Contractors, LLC. 9/29/08. Office location; rockets, reconfirming that there is no viable "peace
cussions were frequently uncivil, as if proving the cor-
Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/29/08. Arts. of Org. filed with Westchester County. LLC rectness of an observation in Philip Roth's current process" with Palestinians who will not accept a
(SSNY) on 09/22/08. Office location: County of Secy. of State of NY formed in North Carolina novel, “Intimidation,” that is probably not limited to Jewish state and who use Israeli withdrawals to expe-
Office location: County of Westchester. Street (SSNY) on 10/27/2008. (NC) on 5/12/04. Principal the ethnic group with which this astute novelist of ourdite terrorist attacks. Israel's army destroyed a tunnel
Westchester. The street address is: 25 Exchange Office location: County of office of LLC in NY: I Grove times is obsessed: "They were a family of screamers." intended to bring massive arms into Gaza, validating
address is: 146 Goldens Place, Port Chester, NY Westchester. Street St. Mount Vernon, NY I do not recant any of my sometimes shrill-sound-General Vilnai's assertion (last week's column) that
Bridge Road, Katonah, 10573. SSNY has been address is: 175 Huguenot 10550 SSNY designated as ing electioneering. But I was struck strongly by one ofIsrael will be compelled to dismantle the Hamas war
NY 10536. SSNY has designated as agent of Street, Suite 2303, New agent of LLC upon whom the first e-mails I received Wednesday morning. It machine.
been designated as agent LLC upon whom process Rochelle, NY 10801. process against it may be came from a cousin with whom I had been clashing. 4. PAKISTAN continued protesting U.S. missile
of LLC upon whom against it may be served. SSNY has been designat- served. SSNY shall mail He is a successful and not-at-all passive businessman attacks killing terrorist leaders within its borders. The
process against it may be SSNY shall mail process ed as agent of LLC upon process to LLC. Attn; who happens to be the father of the publisher of this stage is being set for an early test of Obama's much-
served. SSNY shall mail to: The LLC, 25 Exchange whom process against it Warren Munday. 9730 newspaper. We had been disputing for several months. criticized statement that he would authorize such
Now he wrote me succinctly, echoing the Indian lore attacks.
process served to: The Place, Port Chester, NY may be served. SSNY Northcross Center Court,
of our childhood camping days: "Let's bury the toma- 5. AL-QAEDA targeted the Clinton administra-
LLC, 146 Goldens Bridge 10573. Purpose: Any law- shall mail process served Huntersville North Carolina
hawk!" tion with attacks on the U.S.S. Cole and our East
Road, Katonah, NY ful act. to: The LLC, 175 25078. the principal
The suggestion is timely and vital because withinAfrica embassies, so it’s unlikely to go on vacation
10536. Purpose: any law- Huguenot Street, Suite address of the LLC in the days following our elections, there arose stark now. Exiled Iranian editor Amir Taheri wrote last
ful act. (10/10-11/14) #5376 2303, New Rochelle, NY jurisdiction of formation. reminders of crises that the Obama administration will week: "The Bush administration can take pride in hav-
10801. Purpose: Any law- Arts. of Org. filed with the be compelled to address. Most are located in or near ing prevented terrorists from mounting a successful
(10/10 – 11/14) #5355 LEGAL NOTICE ful activity. The latest date Secy. of State of the State that broad arc of land in or proximate to the Middle repeat attack inside the U.S. despite dozens of
on which the LLC shall dis- of NC, Div. of Corporations, East, where two-thirds of the world's petroleum is attempts, some designed to be deadlier than 9/11." A
SLEEPY HOLLOW solve is December 31, 300 N. Salisbury St, located and where most attacks on Americans occur. typically fatuous New York Times Magazine piece this
LEGAL NOTICE VIEWS, LLC 2058. Raleigh NC 27626. These current flashpoints include: week shrinks the problem to ending Bush's "constitu-
Purpose: Any lawful activi- 1. IRAN instigating Muslim clerics inside and tional abuses." At a recent Yale Law Symposium fea-
APOLLO MASTER Notice of Formation of (11/7-12/12) #5390 ty. outside Iraq to inveigh against the nearly-completed turing human rights "experts," I asked: "Suppose our
FUND FEEDER MAN- SLEEPY HOLLOW U.S-Iraq Security Pact. The aim is to propel Iraq — government has in custody the terrorist who slit Danny
AGEMENT, LLC. LEGAL NOTICE
VIEWS, LLC. Arts. of Org. (10/17 – 11/21) #5381 left without American boots on the ground — into civil Pearl's throat and planned 9/11. Our personnel ask you
filed with Secy. of State of war, facilitating Iranian dominance. Tehran, which is as lawyers: 'What can we do to get information about
Notice of Qualification of GLAMOUR AND likely to have nuclear weapons by the end of 2009, plans for another terror attack?' What do you, as gov-
NY (SSNY) on 09/25/08. THE HOME LLC
APOLLO MASTER FUND Office location: LEGAL NOTICE seeks to preempt coordinated pressure on it. There is ernment lawyers, tell them?" The response was some
FEEDER MANAGE- Westchester County. no greater peril facing Obama. Will he succeed by learned blather about "accountability" and "rule of
MENT, LLC. Authority Notice of formation of APOLLO COMMODI- ratcheting up sanctions or by negotiating "without pre-law." A lawyer from a Moslem country whispered to
Principal office of LLC: 76 Glamour and The Home
filed with Secy. of State of TIES TRADING EXECU- conditions?” Or will he be compelled to show what he me: "You didn't get an answer, did you?" The chal-
East Sunnyside Ln., LLC. Arts. of Org. filed
NY (SSNY) on 9/23/08. TIVE CARRY, L.P. meant as "taking no options off the table?" lenge of how to prevent terror attacks needs to be
Irvington, NY 10533. with the Sect'y of State of
Office location: 2. RUSSIA’s President Medvedev, Putin’s pup- addressed with urgency rising above whispers and
SSNY designated as NY (SSNY) on 9/26/2008. pet, rather than congratulating Obama, fired off belli-platitudes.
Westchester County. LLC agent of LLC upon whom Notice of Qualification of
formed in Delaware (DE) Office location, County of APOLLO COMMODITIES cose declarations including threats to position missiles 6. NORTH KOREA (a barbarian nuclear state
process against it may be Westchester. The street in a Russian enclave between Lithuania and Poland. that does not respect promises), VENEZUELA (host
on 9/8/08. Principal office served. SSNY shall mail TRADING EXECUTIVE
of LLC: 9 W. 57th St., 43rd address is: 56 Lafayette Russia — with energy resources diminishing, an econ- to weekly flights from Tehran), NICARAGUA (site of
process to the LLC at the CARRY, L.P. Authority
Drive, Port Chester, NY omy much worse than ours and its population declin- Iranian-enlarged deep-water port), SYRIA (where the
Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY principal office of the LLC. filed with Secy. of State of
10513. SSNY has been ing — seeks to intimidate neighbors it ruled for nearlyU.S. recently struck al-Qaeda forces complicit in
designated as agent of Purpose: Any lawful activ- NY (SSNY) on 09/23/08.
designated as agent of a half-century into eschewing alliances seeking protec-killing our troops, while foolish suggestions are heard
LLC upon whom process ity. Office location:
the LLC upon whom tion from NATO. Last week, Russia instigated demon- in Israel about leaving the Golan Heights) or
against it may be served. Westchester County. LP strations seeking to topple Georgia's president. That LEBANON (where the West has condoned
SSNY shall mail process process against it may be formed in Delaware (DE)
(10/14–11/14) #5359 served. SSNY shall mail small country is still under the siege I witnessed whenHezbollah's taking power while rearming in defiance
to John Suydam at the on 08/29/08. Principal of U.N. resolutions as well as Syrian mur-
principal office of the LLC. LEGAL NOTICE process served to: The office of LP: 9 W. 57th St., LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE ders of political opponents) could also
Addr. in jurisdiction of for- LLC, 56 Lafayette Drive, 43rd Fl., NY, NY 10019. explode early in the new administration.
mation: 2711 Centerville HIGH BARNEY ROAD Port Chester, NY 10573. SSNY designated as HENRY BERGSON PELHAM 2850 My cousin who suggested burying the tom-
Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, LLC. Purpose: any lawful act. agent of LP upon whom ASSOCIATES, LLC EAST 196 ST., LLC ahawk is far wiser than my closer relative in
DE 19808. Arts. of Org. process against it may be California (remember Chicago Nobel
filed with DE Secy. of Notice of Formation of (10/31-12/5/08) #5388 served. SSNY shall mail Notice of formation of Notice of Formation of Laureate Saul Bellow's observation that "It
State, Div. of HIGH BARNEY ROAD process to The HENRY BERGSON Limited Liability Company sometimes seems as if they tilted America
LEGAL NOTICE ASSOCIATES, LLC. Arts. (LLC) PELHAM 2850 westward, and all the loose screws ended up
Corporations, John G. LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Partnership, Attn: John J.
Townsend Bldg., 401 with Secy. of State of NY Suydam at the principal of Org. filed with the EAST 196 ST., LLC. in California"?), who, on post-election
472 SOUTH 7TH LLC. Sect’y of State of NY Articles of Organization morn, only wanted to crow about the "per-
Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, (SSNY) on 09/25/08. office of the LP. Addr. in
DE 19901. Purpose: Any Office location: Rockland jurisdiction of formation: (SSNY) on 7/24/2008. filed by the Department of manent dismantling of the GOP." The econ-
Notice of Formation of Office location: County of State of New York on: omy is scary enough, but it appears this
lawful activity. County. Principal office of c/o Corporation Service
472 South 7th LLC. Arts. Westchester. The street 9/23/2008. Office location: country must preeminently bury the domes-
LLC: 400 Rella Blvd., Co., 2711 Centerville Rd.,
of Org. filed with Secy. of address is: 11 McQueen County of Westchester. tic tomahawk and support — without sus-
(10/10-11/14) #5367 Montebello, NY 10901. Ste. 400, New Castle
State of NY (SSNY) on Street, Katonah, NY Secretary of State of New pending judgment — the efforts of the new
SSNY designated as County, Wilmington, DE
09/30/08. Office location: 10536. SSNY has been York (SSNY) designated administration to protect us against the ter-
agent of LLC upon whom 19808. Arts. of Org. filed
LEGAL NOTICE County of Westchester. designated as agent of as agent of LLC upon rorists who want to do us major harm.
process against it may be with The Secy. of State of
Street address is: 35 East the LLC upon whom whom process against it About the author: Joel J. Sprayregen is a
served. SSNY shall mail the State of DE, Dept. of
BLUE LIGHT SECURITY Grassy Sprain Road, process against it may be may be served. SSNY
member of the executive committee of JI
process to The LLC, c/o State, Div. of
CONSULTING, LLC Suite 508, Yonkers, NY served. SSNY shall mail shall mail copy of process
NSA, a think tank that promotes defense of
Provident Bank at the Corporations, John
10710. SSNY has been the U.S. and its Democratic allies. In recent
principal office of the LLC. Townsend Bldg., Dover, process served to: The to: 372 McLean Avenue,
designated as agent of months, he has visited international flash-
Notice of formation of Purpose: Any lawful activ- DE 19901. Purpose: Any LLC, 11 McQueen Street, Yonkers, NY 10705. points, including South Korea, the Republic
BLUE LIGHT SECURITY LLC upon whom process Katonah, NY 10536. Purpose: any and all law- of Georgia, Turkey and Israel and has been
ity. lawful activity.
CONSULTING, LLC. against it may be served. Purpose: any lawful act. ful activities.
SSNY shall mail process hosted at U.S. southern command in Florida
Articles of Org. filed with (10/10-11/14) #5370 (10/17-11/21) #5380 and the U.S. Marine Corps base at Camp
sec. of State of NY to c/o Paul W. Meyer, Jr., (11/14-12/19/08) #5393 (10/24 – 11/28) #5383 Pendleton, Calif.
(SSNY) 08/22/2008. LEGAL NOTICE 35 East Grassy Sprain
Office in Westchester Road, Suite 508, Yonkers,
County at 30 Ehrbar STRATIS BUILDERS LLC NY 10710. Purpose: Any
Avenue, Suite 407, Mount lawful activity.
Vernon, NY 10552. SSNY Stratis Builders LLC, filed
designated as agent with SSNY on 7/25/08, (10/10-11/14) #5371
whom process may Office Location,
served. SSNY shall mail Westchester County NY, LEGAL NOTICE
process to: 30 Ehrbar SSNY is designated as
Ave., Suite 407, Mount agent upon process HYUNDAI OF WHITE
Vernon, NY 10552. against the LLC may be PLAINS LLC.
Purpose: To engage in served, SSNY shall mail
any lawful activity. the copy of process Notice of Formation of
against the LLC to 1 HYUNDAI OF WHITE
(10/17–11/21) #5372 Horizon Rd, Apt 1424 Fort PLAINS LLC. Arts. of Org.
Lee NJ 07024 Purpose: filed with Secy. of State of
Any Lawful purpose. NY (SSNY) on 10/02/08.
(11/14-12/19) #5398 Westchester County.
MENT GROUP, LLC Principal office of LLC:
LEGAL NOTICE 130 Westchester Ave,
Notice of formation of White Plains, NY 10601.
Coriolis Investment TREV BARON SSNY designated as
Group, LLC. Arts. Of Org. ASSOCIATES, LLC agent of LLC upon whom
filed with the Sect’y of process against it may be
State of NY (SSNY) on Notice of Formation of served. SSNY shall mail
7/16/08. Office location: TREV BARON ASSOCI- process to Corporation
Westchester. The street ATES, LLC. Arts. of Org. Service Co., 80 State St.,
address is: 22 Lake Ave., filed with Secy. of State of Albany, NY 12207, regis-
Bronxville, NY 10708. NY (SSNY) on 9/3/2008. tered agent upon whom
SSNY has been designat- Office location: County of and at which process may
ed as agent of the LLC Westchester. SSNY des- be served. Purpose: Any
upon whom process ignated as agent of LLC lawful activity.
against it may be served. upon whom process
SSNY shall mail process against it may be served. (10/17–11/21) #5377
served to: Coriolis SSNY shall mail process
Investment Group, LLC, to 372 McLean Avenue,
22 Lake Ave., Bronxville, Yonkers, NY 10705.
NY 10708 Purpose: any Purpose: any and all law-
lawful act. ful activities.
(10/31-12/4/08) #5385 (10/10 – 11/14) #5352
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Who, What, Where & When
ANNOUNCEMENTS Nov. 22-23 - Greenwich Symphony Orchestra - 2008 at 1:30 pm; event is free; information: 395-2412 or Nov. 15 - Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1, Rye
Nov. 22 & 23 - Westchester Cat Show at the cellist Bion Tsang playing Tchaikovsky’s “Variations on e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. - 835-4466 - Habitat Management -- 1 pm, bring work
Westchester County Center, presented by Westchester a Rococo Theme,” also Gershwin’s “Cuban Overture,” Nov. 15 - Westchester Italian Cultural Center - gloves for a volunteer project. Crepuscular Owl Walk, 5
Feline Club; tickets sold at the door: Adults $12, Seniors Dvorak’s “Czech Suite,” Richard Strauss’ “Der Children’s Culinary - I Biscotti della Nonna: children pm - walk through the woods, 4 pm Marshlands
$9, Children (6-12) $5; directions: 995-4050. Show Rosenkavalier Suite;” at Greenwich High School audito- learn to make biscotti, for children 5 to 12, $30 members, Conservancy, Route 1, Rye.
hours: 10 am-5 pm. For all other information, call 739- rium, Hillside Road off U.S. 1, Greenwich, C.T.; 203- $38 non-members; call 771-8700; Tuckahoe, N.Y. Nov. 15 – Muscoot Farm, Somers 864-7282 –
5408 or e-mail: email@example.com. Also, visit the 869-2664. Nov. 17 - Performing Arts Center - dancer/chore- Muscoot Owl Prowl postponed from last weekend due to
Westchester Cat Show at www.westchester-feline.org. Nov. 23 - Westchester Choral Society - “A ographer Carmen DeLavallade discusses life, career at overcast skies and will be held Saturday, 11/15, 7:30 to 9
Celebration of Folk Songs” at 3 pm, arranged by “Conversations on Creativity, Craft and Career” series, 7 pm; owls tend to be less active when the skies are cloudy.
ART AND CRAFTS Brahms, Bartok, Britten and Rutter, plus American pm; Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, Muscoot directions: located on Route 100 in Somers and
Nov. 23-Feb. 22 - Neuberger Museum of Art favorites; at Rye Presbyterian Church, 882 Boston Post 251-6222. can be reached via I-684, exit 6. Go west on Route 35 to
Great Women Artists: Feminist Art from the Permanent Road, Rye, tickets $25, $10 (students with ID), includes Nov. 18 - The Women’s Enterprise Development Route 100 and turn left; the farm is a mile and a half
Collection; 735 Anderson Hill Road (at Purchase gala reception to meet the artists; www.westchester- Center will offer a workshop, “Women & Money,” from ahead on the right. The farm is accessible to the disabled
College), Purchase, N.Y.; 251-6100. choralesociety.org. 9 to 11 am at 707 Westchester Ave., White Plains in the with assistance.
Thru Dec. 30 - Children’s Gallery in the December - Westchester Italian Cultural Center lobby conference room; workshop is free, pre-registra- Nov. 15 - Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary,
Theodore D. Young Community Center, “Love of - Metropolitan Opera Comes to WICC on 12/12, 2/6, 4/3 tion required; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 948- Playland Park, Rye; 967-8720 - It’s for the Birds:
Animals” exhibit, showcasing 17 paintings by 11-year- and 6/5; 11/12 Wine Lecture and Tasting at 7 pm; 12/2 6098, ext. 13. Creating Backyard Feeders, 1 p.m.
old Greenville Elementary School student Daniel Wine Dinner-Holliday Dinner, 7 pm; information, reser- Nov. 1 - Sierra Club presents “Socially Nov. 15 - Trailside Nature Museum, Ward Pound
Arnold; meet the artist 11/15 from 1-3 pm; 32 Manhattan vations call 771-8700, email@example.com or programs Responsible Investing,” presentation and discussion, Ridge Reservation, Cross River; 864-7322 - Puppet
Ave., Greenburgh; information: 682-1574. @wiccny.org; One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe. 7:30 pm, free; at Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Theatre: The Tortoise and the Hare, the Long Way, 1 pm
Rd., Scarsdale; 723-3470. Nov. 19 - Hudson River Audubon Society of Westchester
COLLEGE PROGRAMS FILM & PLAYS Nov. 20 - Postal Service will host eBay Seminar at - Lenoir Nature Preserve, 19 Dudley Street Yonkers -
Nov. 19, 22 & 23 - Westchester Community Nov. 20-Feb. 7 - Westchester Broadway Theatre the White Plains YWCA on how to sell items on eBay, 10 Marine Mammals of Baja, Calif. with speaker Bernie
College - 11/19 WCC Italian Club presents “The Life & presents “A Wonderful Life,” based on the Frank Capra am to 12 pm; learn how to photograph and download pic- Wides, a former naturalist on the Schooner Phoenix and
Operas of Giacomo Puccini,” lecture, 11:15 am, free, call film that tells the story of a man who spends a lifetime tures online, write effective descriptions of merchandise, a docent in the Hall of Ocean Marine Life at the
606-6790; 11/22 WCC presents Moscow Ballet, 8 pm, sacrificing for others and learns what life would be like post items on eBay, set attractive starting bid prices, use American Museum of Natural History; free and open to
tickets $20, $17, $12; call 606-6262; 11/23 Annual had he never been born; call 492-2222 for tickets; 1 the “Buy It Now” option, sell items on eBay, ship items the public; program begins 7:30 pm; refreshments pre-
President's Forum event, “Ruffles, Flourishes and Broadway Plaza, Elmsford, N.Y. without leaving home; after registration admission is cede the program at 7 p.m.; information: Michael
Challenges: Issues Facing the New President and Nov. 21 - Performing Arts Center - “The Iliad” on free, refreshments; 515 North St., White Plains; further Bochnik at 237-9331.
Congress,” panel discussion in the Academic Arts stage at 8 pm; tickets 251-6200; www.artscenter.org; at information and to reserve a seat, call 995-5972. Nov. 22 - Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll
Theatre, moderated by Lester M. Crystal, president, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase N.Y. Nov. 24 - Safe on My Own program for children in Garden presents Ikebana demonstration by Shoko
MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, 2:30 pm and conclude with grades 3-5. Taught by Red Cross instructor, on safety Iwata, 1:30-2:30 pm, free with paid admission to the
a wine and cheese reception at 4:30 pm; 75 Grasslands HEALTH PROGRAMS/SERVICES measures of what to do when home, alone; $30/resident; Museum; 28 Deveau Rd, North Salem, N.Y.
Rd., Valhalla, N.Y. Ongoing - Westchester Self-Help Clearinghouse, $45/nonresident; call 381-7865 for further information. Nov. 22 - Rye Historical Society - Rye Nature
a program of Westchester Jewish Community Services, Center and the Square House present a program compar-
DANCE & MUSIC sponsors a new support group forming for Adult Chldren LIBRARY PROGRAMS ing the foods and cooking methods of Native Americans
November - Tarrytown Music Hall - 11/15 of Parents with Mental Illness; understanding the issues November - M&M Productions Acting Company and the Colonists, 2:30-4:30 pm; discuss Native
Calexico with special guest The Bowerbirds, 8 pm; 11/16 faced as children and the impact on adult lives; group - 11/22 “Fiction” at 2 pm at Irvington Public Library, 12 American sources of food, sample some native dishes,
The Westchester Symphonic Winds, 3 pm; 11/21 meets the first Wednesday of the month, 7:30-9 pm at S. Astor St., Irvington, 591-7840. make cranberry sauce to take home; contact RHS at 967-
Hoodwinked, 8 pm; 11/22 Michael Franks, 8pm; 11/23 New York Hospital (Conference Room B), White Plains; 7588 for information and reservations; $10 per person or
Casablanca, 7:30 pm; 11/28 Nick DiPaolo, 8pm; information: Rosine at National Alliance of the Mentally NATURE PROGRAMS $25 per family.
Community Events 11/21 Otherwise Known as Sheila Ill at 592-5458. Nov. 15 - Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White
The Great, 10am; 13 Main St., Tarrytown; 877-840- Nov. 28 - Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Well Plains 428-1005 - Fern-Imprint Workshop and Walk - 1 SINGLES EVENTS/ PROGRAMS
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songwriter Chris Smither to appear, 7:30 pm; $25, $20; Nov. 15 - Croton Point Nature Center, Croton bar), 1:30 pm lunch; $51 includes three-course lunch
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Christina Dochtermann Joins Realty Office CDA Approves Alexander Street Plan
Christina Dochtermann has
joined as a licensed real estate sales-
president of the West Patent
Elementary School Parent
Occasion Club and Lunch & Learn.
Dochtermann was raised in Headed to Council for Final Approval
person in Houlihan Lawrence’s Association and is active on the Grosse Pointe, Mich. and received a
Bedford office. Bedford Central School District Bachelor of Communications, with
A dedicated volunteer and active President’s Council and Wellness an emphasis in organizational com-
member in her community, Committee. In addition, she devotes munication and marketing, from
Dochtermann has been a member of volunteer efforts benefiting Northern Michigan State University in 1991.
the Junior League of Northern Westchester Hospital through her She is an avid equestrian and current-
Westchester for over 12 years, and participation on the Auxiliary Board ly resides in Bedford Hills with her
served as president from 2006-2007. & Foundation with active leadership husband and two sons.
She is the current 2008-2010 co- roles with the NWH Special
Blythedale Children’s Hospital Welcomes
Girl Scouts for Workshop
Some 100 Girl Scouts from from Chappaqua Troop 2746, who Girl Scout badge. The purpose of the
Westchester and Putnam counties designed and created a new Girl badge is to provide scouts with a bet-
took part in a workshop at Blythedale Scout badge called “Challenges to ter understanding of how people face
to educate the scouts on the physical Opportunities.” disabilities and to discover exciting
and mental challenges of people with Girls from Chappaqua Troop opportunities to connect with and
disabilities on November 4. Physical, 2746 have been volunteering at help them. Yonkers CDA's rendering of its transit-oriented option for Alexander Street
occupational and speech therapists Blythedale since 2001 and have cre-
were on hand, as well as Girl Scouts ated and designed the new national
By Liz Ehrlich property owner on Alexander Street, currently owns 16
Another crucial undertaking in the redevelopment of the 56 corridor acres and has already spent $30 mil-
Bedford Chamber Concerts of downtown Yonkers continues to move forward. As
the $1.6 billion Struever Fidelco Cappelli plan heads
lion to turn this once-contaminated industrial area into
towards the final stages of City Council approval, the HFAH has proposed its own conceptual design for
‘Grand Tour’ Performs Greats redevelopment of the Alexander Street Corridor has the area — named Point Street Landing — which
also progressed. includes a mixed use of commercial, retail and resi-
of 18th- and 19th-Century Paris Last week, the Yonkers Community Development
Agency (CDA) unanimously voted in favor of adopt-
dential property, as well as open spaces and a marina.
Although the HFAH has shared its plans with the
On Wednesday, November 19, at Harpsichord" by Time Magazine, will than this. One would be hard pressed ing the Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement CDA, it has not formally submitted Point Street
8 p.m., Bedford Chamber Concerts perform on piano and harpsichord to get such virtuosos in an intimate for the Alexander Street Master Plan. Landing proposals to the city; instead, it awaits the
brings Lincoln Center - performance supported by performers of the setting in New York City.” The proposed master plan for the Alexander Street City Council’s pending approval of the CDA’s master
standards to Bedford as the second Bedford Chamber Ensemble, includ- The concert will take place in the Corridor — 56 acres of usable industrial property plan.
concert of their “Grand Tour” season ing soloist James Wilson on cello. Fellowship Hall of St. Matthew’s located directly on the Hudson River, north of Larkin If and when the city signs off on the CDA’s pro-
offers highlights from 18th- and 19th- “The Bedford Chamber concerts Church, located on 382 Cantitoe St. Plaza — calls for a mix of 18 buildings, varying in posal, a compromise must be reached between the city
century Paris with compositions by are sensational,” Katherine Bang of in Bedford. Refreshments will be height from 12 to 30 stories and including low-rise and HFAH to determine a final plan for this next piece
Rameau, Saint-Saëns and Franck. Bedford Hills, past attendee, said, “It served during intermission and are townhouses that will provide 3,752 new housing units of riverfront property, which is crucial to the future of
Renowned musician, conductor is chamber music at the highest qual- included in the $35 ticket price. For for more than 7,000 new residents, as well as 210,000 Yonkers.
and composer Anthony Newman, ity, live, in a wonderful acoustic envi- ticket reservations, call 914-234- square feet of retail shops and 213,500 feet of office
dubbed "the High Priest of the ronment. It really doesn’t get better 9636.
space. The CDA also hopes to build a waterfront
esplanade and 13 new acres of parkland in the area.
The proposed plan will next make its way to the
Planning Board and then on to the City Council for
One obstacle that looms ahead for the proposal,
however, is the consensus that must be reached
between the city’s plan for Alexander Street (the
CDA’s master plan) and the plans that landowners
along the corridor have for their own properties.
Homes for America Holdings, Inc. (HFAH), the largest
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2008 - WESTCHESTER’S MOST INFLUENTIAL NEWSPAPERS - PAGE 11
See & Be Scene
Neuberger Museum of Art Holds Fall Gala Music Conservatory of Westchester
Honoring 105-Year-Old Roy Neuberger Welcomes New Staff and Faculty
The Music Conserv-
atory of Westchester, a
school of the arts, has
Wetherbee as assistant
dean of students and fac-
ulty and Carol Nordgren
as grants manager. Eight
new faculty members
were also added to the
conservatory’s roster of
highly qualified, experi-
Wetherbee comes to
the conservatory from
Washington, D.C., where
she was a performer, edu-
cator and administrator.
She has taught at the
Levine School of Music,
the Capitol Hill Arts
Sarah Wetherbee Carol Nordgren
College and Frederick
Wetherbee received her B.M. from exhibitions at the Washington Bedford), musical theatre; Suzi
the Curtis Institute of Music and a Women’s Art Center. Nordgren Myers (of Millwood), musical the-
Marilyn and Hugh Price of New Rochelle, The Neuberger family includes Roy R. D.M.A. from the Peabody resides in Golden’s Bridge, N.Y., atre; Rachel Petite (of Bronxville),
co-chairs of "The Passionate Collector" gala Neuberger (seated), and Helen Conservatory of Johns Hopkins with her husband, Russell Gordon, violin; Johanna Rose (of Tarrytown),
and Jim Neuberger. University in 2002. She resides in and their daughter, Elyse, who theory; and Mary Stephenson (of
Sleepy Hollow. recently graduated from Macalester New York, N.Y.), violin.
The Neuberger Museum of Art’s fall gala, “The Collector” were Jane and Donald Cecil, Helen Stambler Prior to her appointment as College. The Music Conservatory of
Passionate Collector,” celebrated the legacy of Roy R. Neuberger and Jim Neuberger and Marilyn and Hugh grants manager at the conservatory, The conservatory’s newest fac- Westchester is located at 216 Central
Neuberger and the passionate collecting of Carol and Price. Nordgren was the program director ulty members include Arina Ave. in White Plains, N.Y.
Arthur Goldberg, on November 1, at the Neuberger The gala features “passionate performances” of for Silvermine Guild Arts Center in Baranove (of New York, N.Y.), music Registration is always open and
Museum of Art, located on the campus of Purchase Latin music and dance, with special emphasis on the New Canaan, Conn., one of the old- skills/theory; Thomas Flippin (of financial assistance is available for
College, with the proceeds providing essential support tango, a fascinating dance in which the partners appear to est artist communities in the United Ridgefield, Conn.), guitar; Angela qualifying students. For more infor-
for the museum’s exhibitions and educational programs. walk to the music, ankles and knees brushing, reflecting States. An independent visual artist, Jamieson (of New York, N.Y.), musi- mation, call 914-761-3900 or visit
Among the socialites and well-known artists in the sensuality and rhythm of the dance. The museum is she was also formerly the director of cal theatre; Betsy Marrion (of www.musicconservatory.org.
attendance were: Fred Wilson (MacArthur Foundation named after financier and founding patron Roy R.
Genius Award recipient), Emily Eveleth, Ginger Neuberger, about to celebrate his 105th birthday. His
McKnight and Kevin Chavers, Ronnie and Samuel
Heyman, Penn Young, Arthur Simms and many others on
extensive art collection forms the core of the museum’s
permanent collection, containing primary examples of
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the Honorary Committee list who honored Neuberger the movements and individuals who shaped modern art. Westchester Arts Council Presents Free Arts Day in Westchester
and the Goldbergs. Co-chairs of “The Passionate The museum opened in 1974.
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Westchester Italians’ Protest in NYC to Preserve Homeland a Success
By Carla Rose Arnone
In this day and age, you don’t have to be situated in a particular region of
the world in order to make an impact there. For Westchester residents looking
to stage an effective protest, for example, all that’s required is a team of dedi-
cated individuals and the world spotlight that is often afforded to nearby New
York City. And what better setting than the annual Columbus Day parade on
Fifth Avenue for a busload of 50 Italian-Americans looking to speak out
against a mega-landfill being installed in their hometown 3,000 miles away?
The Harrison-based Comunita’ Andrettese Club, Inc., founded in 1977,
organized last month on behalf of the town of Andretta, located in the
Campania region of Southern Italy, where a 140-acre landfill is proposed for
an area of the town known as Formicoso. The Formicoso landfill project has
an initial capacity of 2 million metric tons of garbage. To combat this, more
than 300 Andrettese families living in here in Westchester County — the
majority of which call Harrison home — formed a committee called
Formicoso Worldwide to call global attention to the situation.
According to White Plains resident and Andrettese Club member
Giovanni Mastrogiacomo, 32, when Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Members of the Andrettese community staged a protest last
was campaigning for re-election earlier this year, his platform included a month during the Columbus Day parade in New York City.
promise to solve the garbage crisis that has plagued Italy, particularly the city
of Naples and its surrounding communities.
“There are already other landfills within a 30-minute drive from Andretta, held banners while awaiting the president’s arrival. Much to their dismay, how-
and the closest resident to Formicoso is less than 500 feet. Berlusconi said he ever, Berlusconi had attended meetings with President George Bush and Vice
would clean up the garbage problems if elected, but the solution of creating President Dick Cheney the night before and was unable to attend the parade.
mega-landfills wherever the government sees fit is not the right approach,” Still, the effort was not in vain. Despite the fact that Berlusconi was a no-show,
Mastrogiacomo said. “They are basically looking for rural areas — farmlands the Andrettese Club considers the protest a victory.
near small towns like Andretta — taking over the land and plopping hazardous “There are some who ask, ‘What can we do from here? What will we
landfills there. It’s just not right.” accomplish from so far away?’ But it’s not about that,” Mastrogiacomo said.
According to published reports, the waste problem became so bad in “It’s about knowing in your heart that you care enough about your heritage and
Naples that for the greater part of 2008, garbage collectors stopped making your culture, that you want to give back and help. Our protest was primarily
their pickups. With the Columbus Day protest, the public outcry against meant to show that we are united and supportive of our roots in Andretta,”
Berlusconi’s solutions, which include the installation of new incinerators and Mastrogiacomo said.
landfills, has now been made known across two continents. More than a month has passed since the protest, and Formicoso
Worldwide members meet on a regular basis to discuss the next steps in the Andretta, Italy, is 3,000 feet above sea level, which would
“We showed that even though we are over 3,000 miles away, we can still
fight to help their beautiful Andretta stay that way. While it’s true that many make it the highest landfill in Europe and cause
support our town, our family and our friends,” who, Mastrogiacomo said, have
been fighting the issue on a daily basis near the landfill site throughout the past are worried that the landfill will change the beauty of the Italian countryside, damage to critical water sources below.
several months. The situation has escalated to the point in which the Italian the Andrettese Club’s cause goes far beyond aesthetics.
military has installed a presence there. “We basically want to become another thorn in Berlusconi’s side,” Formicoso is Europe's largest windmill energy source.
Through donations, members of Andrettese community participated in the Mastrogiacomo said. “We have been reaching out to various politicians here in Geotechnical tests currently underway at Formicoso will determine if the
holiday protest after receiving a tip from parade organizers that Berlusconi New York state and on a federal level as well, making them aware of the situ- landfill will be allowed to be built. “Reports have confirmed that water has
would be seated with Mayor Bloomberg and other officials at the parade ation in Italy in the hope that they would back our cause. But we are not doing been found at several of the testing sites — water that might save the area,”
grandstand at the corner of 69th Street and Fifth Avenue, where the protestors this just because it’s where we’re from.” Mastrogiacomo said. “It will be hard for the Italian government to cover up the
donned green “Stop La Discarica [Italian for landfill] Formicoso” t-shirts and In fact, the biggest argument made by opponents of the landfill involves fact that this area of the Campania feeds water to most of the farmland and pro-
the considerable environmental vides drinking water to the inhabitants and farm animals. How could they
impacts affecting the entire region: throw a landfill near such a precious resource as water?”
Elevation – Andretta Formicoso is Formicoso Worldwide is now drafting a letter to Berlusconi, his cabinet
3,000 feet above sea level, which members, senators and ministers in the Italian government, the European
would make it the highest landfill in Council, the European Commission and the Italian Consulates. Signed peti-
Europe and would endanger water tions will accompany the letter, which will also be sent to more than 1,000
sources that lie beneath it. Andrettese around the world. Even though Berlusconi owns most of the Italian
Water pollution – water from the TV stations and newspapers, Formicoso Worldwide will send their letter and
Campania region (which petition to the Italian news media.
Mastrogiacomo likens to our Anyone interested in assisting in Formicoso Worldwide’s efforts can visit
Westchester) serves as the drinking the group’s online forum at www.formicosoworldwide.myfreeforum.org. The
source for residents and wildlife, site includes information regarding the latest news abroad as well as the coor-
and is used to irrigate the farmlands; dinated efforts here in Harrison. Visitors can also watch videos and view pho-
Destruction of open space; tos from the protests and demonstrations happening in Italy, as well as read
Air quality; articles from various Italian Web sites covering the story on a daily basis.
Noise quality; The group also accepts donations. “Creating banners, ads and renting
Endangerment to the area’s buses to transport our group all costs money, so every little bit helps,”
wildlife refuge; Mastrogiacomo said. For more about the Comunita’ Andrettese Club, visit
Migration of birds; and www.andrettany.org.
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