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Over the past 27 years, the Westchester Christmas Dinner has grown into a treasured event for many local residents. They excitedly spend their Christmas morning volunteering to help those less fortunate by becoming an “elf” and handing out holiday gifts, serving a heaping portion of a catere…

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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia among older adults, according to the National Institutes of Health National Institute on Aging, and it is currently ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. But a statistic that may hit home even harder is that every 70 s…

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Customers at Kelloggs & Lawrence, the iconic hardware store in Katonah, may be excused for thinking they’ve been seeing double recently, or if they believe they’re caught in one of those complicated time-travel science fiction plots where people co-exist with their past selves.

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Sept. 11, 2001, was a day that changed a lot of people. For Joshua Stewart, it was a day that led to a new direction in his life. “I always point to 9/11 as one of those gut-check moments,” he said.

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The cool fall weather brings with it a flocking of cyclists to Lewisboro’s roads. One of these cyclists is South Salem resident Christine Schopen, whose experience began on the back of a tandem bicycle with her husband 20 years ago. Today she is president of the Westchester Cycle Club.

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When Seema Boesky unveiled the sign at the ribbon cutting for the new Seema Boesky Heart Center at Northern Westchester Hospital, she was genuinely surprised to find it bore her name. The plain-spoken and practical benefactor was probably the only person who was.

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Lewisboro Garden Club’s 14th annual fall roadside daffodil planting, which is part of the club’s Golden Roads Daffodils roadside beautification initiative, will take place on a much smaller scale this year.

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Following the cancellation of the Lewisboro Library’s annual Library Fair held in September, library staff and board of trustees brainstormed a fun, but socially distant event where residents can interact with the town and library. The result is the Historic Hamlet Hunt.

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Jeffrey Haydon, the outgoing CEO of Caramoor, is leaving for Chicago, Illinois, at the end of this month for a new opportunity. He knows that the great tradition of Caramoor existed when he arrived and will continue long after his departure. But he also knows the Caramoor he is leaving behin…

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Bedford Corners resident, Carol B. Allen, seems to have hit a nerve with her young adult novel, “One If: A Virago Fantasy.” The book, released in December, has generated enthusiastic responses, not only among its targeted audience — early teens — but with parents, teachers, librarians and pr…

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When Mindy Yanish, owner of Offerings Gallery in Katonah, announced in June that she was closing the store’s brick-and-mortar incarnation after some 30 years in business, she hinted that she was working on a new idea that would open up “the possibility of reinvigorating, not just the busines…

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I know that I’m not the only one to be focusing more on the natural world during these strange pandemic times. There are less distractions, of course, but also the comfort of all those plants and animals going about their business, unaffected by this virus. Nature will do just fine without u…

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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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The Pound Ridge Women’s Republican Club awarded Fox Lane High School senior Natanya Stark the Wilma C. Rogalin Leadership Scholarship during this year’s online FLHS Scholarship Presentation last month. As part of this honor, Ms. Stark received $1,500.

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John Jay High School graduating senior Kelly Nolan has received Lewisboro Land Trust’s Environmental Scholarship. Ms. Nolan, who will attend Sacred Heart University in the fall, is a South Salem resident and has volunteered for the Land Trust for many years. She is pictured with her dog, Sco…

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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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With Phase 3 of reopening in place and Phase 4 openings set for next week, the Bedford Town Board held a special meeting Thursday, June 25, to consider ways it could facilitate attempts to promote small businesses, especially in downtown Katonah.

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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.