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May 16, 2014

‘Pops, Patriots and Fireworks’

Pound Ridge/Scotts Corners

  1. Scotts Corner Market – Trinity Corners Shopping Center;  55 Westchester Avenue

  2. Pound Ridge Sunoco — 66 Westchester Avenue    

  3. Sam Parker Country Market — 257 Westchester Avenue    


Bedford Village

  1. Bedford Rexall Pharmacy — Hunting Ridge Mall; 424 Old Post Road  

  2. Village Green Deli — Village Green; Routes 22 and 172    

  3. Bedford Shell — Routes 22 and 172 (at blinking light); 848 So. Bedford Road

  4. Village Service Center —193 Pound Ridge Road (at Long Ridge Road intersection)    


Bedford Hills

  1. Bedford Hills Deli – 7 Babbitt Road    

  2. Bueti’s Deli – 526 Bedford Road (Route 117)


Katonah

  1. NoKA Joe’s – 25 Katonah Avenue    

  2. Steger’s Paper Mill – 89 Katonah Avenue    

  3. Katonah Pharmacy – Katonah Shopping Center; 294 Katonah Avenue   

  4. Bagel Shoppe – Katonah Shopping Center; 280 Katonah Avenue    

  5. Katonah Sunoco – 105 Bedford Road


Mount Kisco

  1. Teamo/Mt. Kisco News – 239 Main Street    


Cross River

  1. Bagel Boys Café – Cross River Shopping Center; Routes 121 and 35    

  2. Cross River Shell Station – Route 35    

  3. Cameron’s Deli –  890 Route 35    

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The Great Gilly Hopkins


By ANTHONY R. MANCINI


The Bedford town board at a May 6 public meeting approved a film permit it had previously turned town.

The film is an adaptation of “The Great Gilly Hopkins” by children’s author Katherine Paterson. The film is set to be directed by Stephen Herek, who directed “The Mighty Ducks,” “Mr. Holland’s Opus” and the live-action “101 Dalmatians.” It is set to star Glenn Close, James Earl Jones and Kathy Bates.

Producers associated with the film sought a horse property for use in one scene. Originally, the residence at 341 Succabone Road was selected, but the town turned the request down in April because that property’s owner is engaged in a contentious dispute with a neighbor across the street at 12 Alice Road over its use as a small horse farm. The dispute has spilled over to become a town problem, and the town is engaged in a number of lawsuits with Ruth Toporoff and Michael Richman, owners of the Alice Road property, over permissions granted to the Succabone Road residence.

Producers then selected the residence at 56 Indian Hill Road in Bedford Village as the new location, which the town approved, and filming is set to take place Thursday and Friday, June 5 and 6. The town accepted $5,000 from the production company, Gilly Productions Inc., for a film permit, as well as a $2,000 donation and a charge for use of the town’s septic for $525. On filming days, the film crew is planning on parking in Bedford Village Memorial Park and the production team on having food catered for the crew at Bedford Presbyterian Church. A Bedford police officer is also going to be stationed with the film crew at all times, which the production company agreed to pay for.


Town approves beer festival in Bedford Hills

The town board approved on May 6 a small craft beer tasting festival to be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, in commuter lot No. 8 in Bedford Hills.

The event, titled the “Bedford Hopp Fest,” is a fundraiser hosted by the Bedford Hills Lions Club.

Luke Vander Linden, a Lion and organizer of the festival, said at the public meeting that the event would be kept small at six to eight brewers. “This is a new event for us and so we will be conservative in the number of brewers invited,” he wrote in a letter to the town, “and until we have more experience also in our expectations of turn-out.” He said the event was inspired by the founding of the town, which was established when 22 Puritans from Stamford purchased a 3-square-mile plot of land known as the Hopp Ground from the Mohegans. Hops are a flavoring ingredient of beer.

“We look to the town seal for inspiration. It’s circled by a lovely vine of the hop plant, which is, of course, in honor of the fact that the Old Hopp Ground is the original settlement that was purchased by the settlers of the town of Bedford,” he said. “We were inspired by that to have a beer fest.”

Mr. Vander Linden said that patrons would be given 2-ounce tasting glasses. The Lions are funding the stationing of a Bedford police officer at the festival.

The Lions are hoping to raise money for the Bedford Hills Free Library, the Bedford Hills Neighborhood Association and the Lions annual scholarship program.


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