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The Pound Ridge Historical Society is adding to its burgeoning film collection with the release of a new documentary this week about the inimitable Lisl Steiner. Shot and edited by Natasha Seery, the short film chronicles the extraordinary life of Ms. Steiner, who, as a child, fled Austria u…

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On Jan. 19, the Lewisboro Planning Board held its first meeting of the new year, and welcomed newly appointed member, Charlene Indelicato, who filled Richard Sklarin’s position. Mr. Sklarin began his term on the Lewisboro Town Board Jan. 1.

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In an informal sampling of merchants and proprietors in Bedford Village, Bedford Hills and Katonah, The Record-Review found that businesses are trying to make the most of this unique holiday season. But for some, the challenges of generating sales in a pandemic might just be too difficult to…

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On Friday, Dec. 4, Westchester County Board of Elections certified the election results and victories for Richard Sklarin and John Pappalardo in respective races for Lewisboro Town Board member and Lewisboro Town Justice.

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After an exciting year of children’s programming at the Lewisboro Library, Anna Lillian Moser departed from her role as the children’s librarian. This week, Marie Nania, the new children’s librarian, began serving in the key library position.

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The Herb Garden at John Jay Homestead in Katonah is one of the area’s lesser-known treasures. It was established by the New York Unit of the Herb Society of America, a nationwide group originally founded in 1933 and dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educa…

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Friday, Nov. 20, was Jeff Kellogg’s final day at the Katonah business that bears his family’s name, Kelloggs & Lawrence. Mr. Kellogg took his long-planned retirement from the store where he has worked since he was a child.

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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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After two years of often intense discussions before the planning board, Chabad of Bedford seemed well on its way to constructing its new center on South Bedford Road, with final approvals having been received earlier this year. Shovels were finally in the ground. Unfortunately, those shovels…

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After a year where the Lewisboro Library exceeded their fundraising projections thanks to Paycheck Protection Program loans and large donations, the Board of Trustees is looking for ways to continue those efforts to the end of 2020 and into next year.

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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.