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April 30, 2021

The most anticipated “talk of the town” is the reopening of the Lewisboro Library for browsing in-person and limited computer use for adults, and appointments for families to use the children’s room and to meet the new children’s librarian, Maria Nania. Teens will have a chance to meet new teen librarian, Jane Rothschild, too. For more information, visit

Solidity, a collection of outdoor sculpted works, will be on display starting Saturday, May 1, at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, an Art in the Park presentation. The artwork on display aligns with the missions of both Art in the Park and the park itself to deepen the connection to nature. The Reservation and exhibit are open from 8 a.m. to dusk

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and the annual Lewisboro Garden Club’s bake sale at Gossett Brothers Nursery, located at 1202 Route 35, South Salem, Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will offer delicious desserts and snacks. LGC will share space with the Farmers Market which is open every Saturday, rain or shine, offering the best selection of fresh local produce, breads, meats and seafood.


The Lewisboro Land Trust plans a seniors walk in Old Goldens Bridge Thursday, May 6, from 11a.m. to noon.The walk will be led by Bobbe Stultz along the Old Goldens Bridge Trail. Sturdy, mud-resistant shoes are recommended. Rain date is Thursday, May 13. Meet at the former Community House on Old Bedford Road. For registration and more information, visit

Twin Lakes resident Carol Gracie has a new book, “Florapedia,” published by Princeton University Press. It is the second in a series that Princeton is doing on various natural history categories including fungi, birds and trees. Carol’s book is a brief compendium of floral lore including interesting plants, botanical history and botanical art. It is available from Amazon or from the author.

A number of town organizations including the South Salem Fire Department will be participating in a fun, socially distant, community event honoring children who suffer from rare childhood genetic disorders, specifically Salla disease. The event is being held at the Town Park on Sunday, May 23, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds will go to Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and Einstein University Rose F. Kennedy Center for their work in rare disease research. What began as a neighborhood birthday event has turned into a townwide celebration of hope, said the organizers. All are welcome.


Lewisboro History. Here’s a look back, via Chapman Miller’s diaries, to 1901, 1933 and 1945 to see what made the world go round back then. He started his diary keeping in 1901 at age 14. Chapman served as Cross River Postmaster for 43 years, retiring in 1948. He died in 1950.

1901: Wednesday, May 1 - 51º. I went to the school house this a.m. It was stormy.

Friday, May 3 - 51º. Had a very hard thunder storm last night. Spread 46 heaps of manure today. Sataturday, May 4 – Ed Van Tassel and I built fences today. I went to bed at 9:00

Sunday, May 5 – I went to church and Christian Endeavor in the P.M.

Monday, May 6 - 49º. I spread manure this a.m. and raked corn stalks this P.M. Mr. Webb commenced the new pig pen today. I went to bed at 9 o’clock.

Tuesday, May 7 - 62º. I raked rye stubble and plowed the garden …Today was the first I ever plowed. I had good success with it. Went to bed at 9:10.

Wednesday, May 8 - 61º Furrowed for potatoes with Papa this P.M. I got a new curry comb tonight. The new hog house is about finished. I went to bed at 9:05.

Friday, May 10 - 61º. The weather slacked enough so we finished planting our potatoes this a.m. Raining very hard tonight. Went to bed at 8:20.


May 13 – Told today that my job in the store will end June 1st and am asked to take the P.O. out. Don’t know where I can put it. (Ed. Note: Hunt’s General Store)

May 15 –This morning Cyrus + Hazel had a girl baby born. I am still wondering how I am going to move the P.O. Can’t come to any good plan yet.

May 16-48 baby chickens were taken from the nests this morning.

May 22 Started getting names on a petition to send to Washington to get permission to move the P.O. up to our house.

May 23  - Special election today to vote on repeal of the 18th amendment. I voted Dry. Laura and I planted two rows of peas full length of garden.

May 24 - Election went 20 to 1 by one paper, 25 to 1 by another newspaper for repeal. Got some more names on the petition to move P.O. Planted 1 row of sweet corn after supper

May 25 - Todays paper has the election returns for N.Y. State on repeal down to 8 to 1 for repeal. Sent in my application to move the P.O. had 70 names on the petition. I planted 1 row bush limas after supper.


May 2- Prepared the base opening in ground in front of P.O. for our new flag pole. I set a sleeve in concrete so pole can be lifted out easily.

May 7 - Germany surrendered

May 8 - I mowed the cemetery plot to day. This is official V.E. Day


Please send me information suitable for this column so I don’t have to make things up. Contact me at or 914-763-3326. Enjoy the spring sunshine and Happy Mother’s Day to all!

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