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Get ready for Rocktoberfest Beer and BBQ Festival at the Vista Commons tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. Food will be by Odeen’s Barbecue, bringing authentic southern BBQ flavors to the north. Drinks are by Vista Beer & Beverage, presenting a wide selection of craft beer, cide…

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The buzz in our community continues after last weekend’s Harvest Festival sponsored by the Pound Ridge Partnership, co-chaired by Kevin Long and Melinda Velez, and made possible by so many volunteers and sponsors. I still can’t comprehend how Dawn Decker organizes all those kids’ area activi…

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To celebrate fall and the Halloween season, visit Muscoot Farm this weekend with your family for the Pumpkin Picking Fundraiser, happening tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 9, through Monday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event includes hayrides ($5 per person); free for ages 3 and under. Also,…

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Lasdon Park & Arboretum is bustling with fall activities, the most imminent being a collaboration with Bedford Playhouse for a showing of “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” tomorrow night, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, adults; $5, children. As a special attraction, Walter’s H…

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Seventy-five degrees in October is so different than 75 degrees in September. The sun/shade differential increases, and the smells and sounds are distinctively autumnal. There’s more of a stillness around. Can you feel it? With the beginning of fall, we appreciate the late blooms as many pla…

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It’s so easy to establish connections with strangers when you work side by side on a common task. Such was the case at the recent Eco-Chic event co-sponsored by the Pound Ridge Partnership and Kahlo Collective. As a volunteer, I met so many folks I didn’t know, and not just from Pound Ridge.…

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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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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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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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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, …