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Like all cultural institutions, the Katonah Museum of Art has struggled to continue to function during the coronavirus crisis. But even being unable to allow visitors into the building or to hold their big annual spring fundraiser, KMA is managing to remain a vital community resource.

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After four years leading the Pound Ridge Community Church, Pastor Jim Van Schaick confirmed in an interview with The Record-Review he is officially retiring from his post June 30. This is not how he would have liked things to end — during a global pandemic in which he cannot even break the n…

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Chabad of Bedford held a groundbreaking ceremony Sunday, June 14, to mark the beginning of construction of its new facility on Route 172. Dignitaries, elected officials and families joined the event, which observed guidelines for social gatherings. The project is estimated to be completed in…

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The colorful chalk markings started appearing on sidewalks in Katonah back in February, just as news of the coronavirus pandemic was mounting: positive messages of hope and support, accompanied by images of three birds. Soon they appeared in neighboring communities. We wondered: Where were t…

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The Pound Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Corps, in conjunction with Billy Fortin and The Market at Pound Ridge Square, delivered donations of dinners to Northern Westchester Hospital staff last weekend as tokens of appreciation for the frontline health care workers.

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Lewisboro Lions Club held a barbecue for the staff of Northern Westchester Hospital on the hospital’s grounds last Saturday, May 16, “to thank and honor the health care workers for all the work they do especially during this pandemic,” said Lions Club member and councilman, Tony Goncalves. O…

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Lewisboro resident Steven Grskovic was doing the dishes on a Tuesday morning while listening to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily updates through his headphones. He then heard Mr. Cuomo’s May 5 call-to-action asking New Yorkers to submit video spots showing the importance of wearing face mask in pub…

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Bedford Playhouse staff and volunteers delivered hundreds of sealed bags of fresh popcorn throughout the day May 5 to hospital workers, first responders and other frontline employees to celebrate Giving Tuesday. “It’s our way of saying ‘thanks,’” commented Sarah Long, chairman of the board o…

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Pound Ridge resident Laura Peterman uses her own vintage sewing machine to contribute to Project Face Mask, founded by Pauline Dora and her team at Design Solutions. Ms. Dora’s staff and a group of volunteers sew handmade face masks for adults and children, which are sold online for $10 each…

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Logan Aceste and his family wanted to help address the shortage of personal protective equipment for the many doctors and nurses treating COVID-19 patients. Logan, who is a member of Vista Scout Troop 101, has many family members who work in the medical field, so he reached out to them to se…

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The Pound Ridge Historical Society announced a slate of new appointees and a new president during this year’s annual general meeting April 26. PRHS trustees appointed Deborah Benjamin as president, Karen Cooper as vice-president, and Anne Nolan as the corresponding secretary. Ron Asaro, Ira …

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Bedford resident Ben Gershman, a junior at the University of New Haven, was still attending classes in January when he read about a virus rapidly spreading through a region of China. As an aspiring medical student, Mr. Gershman already knew the speed of contagion suggested something more sin…

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What passes now for a “normal” day for a Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps crew member, who is on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, entails a regimen of constant cleaning, wearing increased protective gear and facing the constant threat of contracting COVID-19.

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The Bedford-Armonk Rotary Club is running a central drop-off point in front of the Bedford Playhouse to collect food donations for the Community Center of Northern Westchester and Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry.

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The American grocery store used to be an air-conditioned utopia, busting at the seams with overwhelming supply and selections from all over the world. Today, a police presence, Plexiglass barriers and aisles of empty shelves make it feel more like a dystopia.

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A few weeks ago Bedford resident Emily Hyland found herself in a position like so many other parents. Coping during the pandemic and suddenly tasked with entertaining three children under the age of six, while balancing her job as the campus curriculum coordinator for Rippowam Cisqua School.

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Scouting in Pound Ridge and Bedford Scouts have entered a new era. Pound Ridge Troop 1, including scout Marc Desforges, above, recently conducted its first remote meeting via video conference. They practiced their standard opening ceremony, reviewed scouting materials and went into virtual b…

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A few days ago, Anne Hanley, vice chair of the Katonah Chamber of Commerce, had an idea. She wanted to help local merchants who closed their stores to move unused goods and at the same time offer a “thank you” to first responders and volunteers.

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After the mail is delivered each morning, one local family goes through the motions of its new routine. One by one, each piece of mail is removed from the mailbox and wiped down with Clorox wipes before being deemed safe to enter the house. Packages are left outside for 24 hours before getti…

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The Community Center of Northern Westchester, in Katonah, has come a long way since its origins in 1991. It has received broad support in its mission to serve 2,000 families annually with food and clothing, and programs to develop job skills and enhance education. The Community Center strive…

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Each year, St. Patrick’s Day calls for parties, parades, pub crawls, and corned beef and cabbage. This year, the holiday, which fell on Tuesday, looked different, of course, as residents and businesses adapted to new restrictions.

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment which guaranteed women’s constitutional right to vote. To mark this milestone and celebrate Women’s History Month, the Bedford Historical Society is sharing the stories of five women who helped found the Historical So…

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Dr. Andrew Swiderski grew up in Bronxville, works long hours at a community-based health center in Ossining, and now lives with his wife and two children in Katonah. But, despite living in Westchester for most of his life, Dr. Swiderski is a man of the world.

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Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps members elected its board of directors at its recent annual meeting. Former vice president Mark Sheeran was elected president, succeeding Jim Reilly, whose term ended. George Chiu was elected as a new member and vice president, succeeding Mr. Sheeran. Jame…