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The Pound Ridge Fire Department provided a serene setting for the town’s 9/11 memorial ceremony last Saturday. Supervisor Kevin Hansan led the program and was joined by other public officials including County Executive George Latimer, state Sen. Peter Harckham and Assemblyman Chris Burdick. …

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Our traditionally quiet town during the summer was not as quiet this year, maybe because folks wanted to get out after more than a year that seems to have just disappeared from memory. At the last Food Truck Friday of the season, people were asking for just one more, but that won’t happen. D…

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One convenience of living in our area is the frequent appearance of a mobile shredding truck — an easy way to safely dispose of old documents with accompanying account numbers and other excess paperwork. This next shredder session takes place tomorrow, Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 34…

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The Labor Day Artisan and Vintage Flea, held in Scotts Corners, featured more than 40 vendors, live music, and, of course, food trucks. Everyone I spoke to was abuzz with compliments on the improvement in vendor quality over past years, which made meandering down the avenue a very pleasant w…

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“Feel free to come with a clean face,” suggests Scout’s website when you click to make your one-hour appointment with owner and renowned makeup artist Jenn Streicher. It should also suggest you come with an open mind about just what a beauty boutique can be.  

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Joshua Brau moved from New York City to Pound Ridge with his wife, Frances, and daughter, Virginia, in June 2020. They relocated during a time of uncertainty, when the city went into lockdown and residents were leaving in droves. 

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As the 20th anniversary approaches, everyone remembers and relives the painful emotions felt on that terrible day, Sept. 11, 2001. Vivid images captured that day will haunt us forever, always reminding us to remember and never forget. But few people saw what happened behind the scenes the wa…

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Westmoreland Sanctuary is busy this fall with free guided hikes led by a naturalist every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Immerse yourself in the native wildlife and the healthy ecosystem existing at Westmoreland. The hikes are also a great way to learn how to navigate the many trails at the preserv…

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As the 20th anniversary approaches, everyone remembers and relives the painful emotions felt on that terrible day, Sept. 11, 2001. Vivid images captured that day will haunt us forever, always reminding us to remember and never forget. But few people saw what happened behind the scenes the wa…

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At this writing, the weather forecast looks promising for the Labor Day Artisan and Vintage Flea Market sponsored by the Pound Ridge Business Association with 40 vendors here in town. The event attracts folks from neighboring counties and beyond, and that’s a good thing for Pound Ridge, as i…

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Start the day bright and early tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 4, from 8 to 9 a.m., with a Bird Walk at Hilltop Hanover Farm, led by Bedford Audubon’s Garden Director Mathew McDowell, Hilltop Hanover’s Native Plant Propagator Emily Rauch, and Westmoreland Sanctuary’s Naturalist Steve Ricker. Walki…

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People of Bedford, seek no further. Savor these glorious last days of summer on your lounger with the sun setting sooner and birds gathering on the cusp of their migration to warmer climes.

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As real estate sales explode around here, I’m hearing about neighbors who are selling their homes just to take advantage of the tight market and the bidding wars that often ensue. The rental market is another area that some residents are taking advantage of by relocating to their vacation ho…

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Tomorrow, Saturday, is Bee Day at John Jay, so come meet with the Homestead’s beekeeper at the apiary on the grounds. At 11 a.m., an Introduction to Beekeeping is scheduled; at 1 p.m., there is a meeting for local beekeepers; and at 3 p.m., the beekeeper presents Gardening for Bees in the Te…

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As usual, I’m looking forward to Food Truck Friday tonight, from 5 to 9 p.m., presented by the Pound Ridge Partnership. What I like most about FTF is that it’s a low-key, free event that’s not commercialized, and has maintained its stature as basically a community picnic with lots of smiles.…

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for …  ice cream! Indeed, as we head into the final stretch of summer, the signage hanging in the walkway between Westchester Avenue and the back parking lot announcing the treat seems almost cruel. Rumors are swirling like a twist of soft serve that the f…

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The Bedford Historical Society is represented in an exhibit about the history of quilts, which opened Aug. 8 and is ongoing at the Hudson River Museum. Various local historical societies are participating, and BHS has contributed three quilts to the show. In fact, BHS  recreates a “Hoppfest”…

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Laptime for Pipsqueaks at Bedford Hills Library takes place outdoors on Fridays starting today, Aug. 6, and continuing Aug. 13 and Aug. 20, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. These sessions are designed for babies from birth to 18 months. Sign up and bring your babies for some fun. Bring blankets or towe…

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It’s been a long time between gigs, but the South Salem Fire Department carnival is back with rides, food, cotton candy, fried dough, and all those other summertime treats for the kiddies to the oldsters. The carnival will run from Wednesday, Aug. 11, to Saturday, Aug. 14, from 6 to 10 p.m. …

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Most Augusts are empty around here, but it seems a little different this year, as if this is where folks are vacationing. For me, the tip-off that new people are in town is when I see a lot of strangers in The Market, often dressed a bit more city-like and shopping as if they don’t already k…

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During Monday night’s Lewisboro Town Board meeting, Lewisboro Library Fair coordinator, Julie McCaffrey, presented plans for the 60th annual Library Fair, set to take place Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Onatru Farm Park. The fair was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 p…

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People of Bedford, kudos to Katonah neighbor, Rebecka Levitt, for creating a beautiful street garden on the little patch of sod between the sidewalk and the street in front of her home on Edgemont Road and Parkway. Although the plot technically belongs to the town, the resident had gotten pe…

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Rain doesn’t always drown out the fun. Last week’s Food Truck Friday presented by the Pound Ridge Partnership had a sizable attendance beginning right at 5 p.m. on what began as a blue-sky afternoon with zero chance of precipitation. Suddenly, around 7:30 p.m., the skies opened up and there …

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Talk about humidity, this summer seems like the worst ever. But the frequent storms don’t seem to have any cleansing effect. What happened to the old-fashioned thunder/lightning storm moving in from the west, making the air clear again and lowering the temperature? And then there’s the hot, …

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Following the trend in the rest of Westchester, Lewisboro’s housing market skyrocketed during the pandemic, with an abundance of property listings and buyers. However, since the early phase of the 2020 real estate boom, realtors said they are dealing with a growing imbalance in the market: t…