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July 10: Congratulations to five Fox Lane students who received 2020 Scholarship Awards from the Bedford Hills Woman’s Club. The following students are from Mount Kisco: Alexandra Aleshin, attending Villanova in Pennsylvania; Mackenzie Boylan, attending Tufts University in Massachusetts; and…

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Do you remember years back when a new record album would come out and you’d take in every detail of it? We’d stare at it repeatedly and hold it until the edges were worn while listening to it so intently. Each album had a feeling, a thread of intent. My daughter, Jess, was musing about the s…

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It was a perfect confluence of beer, burgers and good folks on a beautiful Friday afternoon. The impromptu barbecue outside The Kitchen Table arose from a gut feeling from the shop’s manager, McKenna Ryser, along with owner Robbie Everett to say “thank you” and “good-bye” to the workers at C…

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The local word of the last few weeks seems to be “bear.” Sightings have become more numerous, and you can’t avoid the feeling that at least two pairs of ursine eyes are peering at you and your birdfeeders from behind the stone walls and what’s left of the understory of surrounding woods. Res…

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Things are gradually reopening here in northern Westchester County. My youngest son, who has had his hair growing like a feral child since late February, can finally return to a civilized look. Of course, he has not done it yet, but there is always hope. My college-age son and even my lovely…

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All the while, during whatever craziness surrounds us, nature is my grounding, go-to model and inspiration. Mother Nature is strong, accountable, keeps prodding forward, and always adapts. So often, we humans are quick to label things as “bad,” especially in the natural world, without respec…

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If you haven’t yet encountered the crusty, bronzed loaves of sourdough bread from Katonah baker Anne Mayhew’s LMNOP Bakery — her classic Bedford sourdough, the tangy, textured fig and walnut loaf, the savory polenta and cheddar — go immediately to her website, lmnopbakery.com, to peruse the …

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On these warmer, almost summer evenings, when the windows and doors are open, it is a comforting sound to hear the bells of the South Salem Presbyterian Church ring out at 7 p.m. every night. We know that not all is well with our world, but that there are reasons to care that collectively we…

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It feels like the month of May is my sweet spot. My whole bodily rhythm gets in sync with the circadian rhythm; the early morning daylight wakes me up through and through and I’m winding down as the sun sets. Coupling that with being outside in the garden and observing plants growing and nat…

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These days, sometimes it’s been a schizoid life for me. Everything is copacetic when I’m outside on a beautiful day, in the garden or driving somewhere in the morning sunshine with good music on after a great cup of tea. Then, I encounter the reality of masks or a hug-less rendezvous with a …

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The John Jay High School Class of 2020 got their caps and gowns delivered last Friday in a unique way. Eighteen mini-busses fanned out across the Katonah-Lewisboro School District driven by our dedicated bus drivers and presented by teachers, staff, administrators and school board members. I…

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As of this past Monday, Bedford Dog Park (aka Canine Commons) reopened, with access to both the fenced area and the field. Town paddle tennis courts also opened, although the season is not at its prime. However, with the recent cool nights paddle is still appealing, and these days more and m…

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It’s come around again, the birthday of a dear friend, Lois Elizabeth Reynolds of Cross River. This time Lois is preparing to add candle number 101 to her cake! She was born more than a century ago on May 31, 1919, in the front room of the Reynolds Homestead on Route 35 (Old Post Road), the …

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I’m missing my favorite Pound Ridge event this year: the Memorial Day parade and ceremony in the cemetery. This year, though, I appreciate the flags mounted in the new streetlights along Westchester Avenue. As I pass by them, I offer a humble nod to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for …

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People of Bedford, welcome to summer and more privacy than we ever dreamed of.