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

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Wow, it’s Memorial Day weekend! Considering the current virus situation, I wonder how many people are heading out of town. No doubt highways will be less crowded than normal, but perhaps residents are restless and will leave town for a change of scene, or maybe some have already done so sinc…

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We’re saddened by two recent deaths in Bedford, both related to complications from COVID-19. The death of Douglas Childs, manager of Bedford Hardware, hit my husband particularly hard since he recalls his jovial and friendly presence at the store. One incident in particular says it all. My h…

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While many aspects of our normally busy lives remain on “PAUSE” as

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The 50th anniversary of Earth Day just passed on April 22, and it’s ironic that the earth is probably less polluted during this epidemic than at any time since 1970. With roads in China, India and the U.S. remaining lightly traveled, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced. In a way, this virus…

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People of Bedford, welcome to the reality of this decade’s (so far) defining moment, the coronavirus pandemic and what that means to us all. Catapulted as we’ve been into a new way of living, we’re blessed that it comes encased in spring, the season of renewal. And while we wonder who and wh…

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This was the strangest Easter so far, in all my experience. We’re so used to getting dressed up for church in the morning, followed by a big buffet dinner at a local club in the afternoon, but no such luck.

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Fortunately, Westchester County public parks remain open as long as people observe social distancing and don’t gather in the parking lots and on trails in large groups. Be considerate and observe these rules, or you’ll ruin this privilege for all residents. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation is op…

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We are a community of individuals and families living in extraordinary times. Many of us are sequestered with people we love; many of us are soldiering on alone. The sun rises and the sun sets. Everything is the same, but oddly different. We don’t know when this alternate reality, with its d…

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People of Bedford, welcome to the big reset. Call it coronavirus, call it COVID-19: it wells from nature like life and death, and like both of those things, it has sure changed our reality in a hurry. All that remains is that a cure be discovered and that we take whatever measures necessary …

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It’s getting tough to write this column since events are continually being cancelled or postponed due to the rapid spread of coronavirus in New York. The best thing to do is calm down and try to spend as much time as you can outdoors. Taking daily long walks in the beautiful woods around us,…

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Tonight, Friday, March 13, Bedford Playhouse features comedienne Neale Godfrey, starting at 7:30 p.m. She is sometimes called “The Goddess of Money,” and will share funny stories during this first comedy evening in the Playhouse Café. The event is free, and space is limited with seating firs…

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Hopefully there is still time to register for the Bedford Audubon Society hike at the Read Sanctuary/Marshlands Conservancy in Rye, which takes place tomorrow, Saturday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Birds likely to be spotted include waterfowl, loons, great horned owls, and birds retur…