June 4, 2021
Memorial Day weekend was mostly soggy and chilly, with a weather redemption at the end of the weekend. The last weekend in May is always a wild card weather-wise. For our family and many others, it was the first holiday weekend in a long time to see and visit safely with family members in a post-vaccine world. We spent Saturday evening with our group in the back room of the Horse & Hound in South Salem. Sunday many plans were canceled due to the rain all day, but that just meant more time inside to chat, bake, and play board games. Monday the rain stopped and allowed for outdoor activities including a bike ride and attending the Lewisboro Memorial Day ceremony at Lewisboro Town House. The ceremony was well attended with Scouts, volunteer firefighters and many residents in attendance. It was a big contrast to the same event in 2020. We said goodbye to our visitors on Monday afternoon and started getting ready for the week ahead.
There has been much talk over the years about a Comprehensive Plan for the Town of Lewisboro. If you are interested in finding out what has been going on, tune in Tuesday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. to the livestream meeting on YouTube. The steering committee will be presenting an update on the project status to date. This meeting, all prior Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee organizational meetings, and nearly 10 years of Lewisboro event and meeting archives can be found on youtube.com/LewisboroTV.
Congratulations are in order for the newest member of the National Basketball Hall of Fame, Mike Gorman. Mike is a longtime South Salem resident who is has been the Boston Celtics play-by-play announcer for 40 years. Mike was awarded the Curt Gowdy Electronic Media Award. This prestigious award is presented annually to members of the media whose efforts have made a significant contribution to the game of basketball. The induction ceremony will take place over the Sept 10-11 weekend.
The Lewisboro Library is celebrating Pride Month in June with inclusive programs. The Outdoor Rainbow Book Celebration Story Times will take place on the Library Lawn Monday, June 7, Wednesday, June 9, and Friday, June 11, all at 10:30 a.m. In case of rain, Story Times will air on Facebook Live. The virtual Rainbow Crafts programs will take place June 8 and 10, at 4:30 p.m. via Facebook Live. For registration and more information, visit lewisborolibrary.org.
National Trails Day is Saturday, June 5. Plan for a walk, hike or run on one of the many preserves in and around town. The Lewisboro Land Trust along with the Lewisboro Open Spaces and Preserves Committee has planned two hikes, both from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Leon Levy Preserve to celebrate the day. One hike is geared towards kids and the other is longer and geared for adults. The LLT dedication of the new Kai Lon Preserve in Old Goldens Bridge was postponed due to rain on May 30. The event will be rescheduled. If you would like information on the reschedule date and other programs, visit lewisborolandtrust.org.
On Wednesday, June 16, the Bedford Audubon in Goldens Bridge will hold their annual meeting at 6:30 p.m., which will be followed by a lecture at 7 p.m. The lecture is titled Wild Suburbia! The Booming Wildlife of Westchester County and is presented by
Michael Rubbo of Pace University. He will discuss the diversity of large mammals found in Westchester. His current project is documenting the large carnivores in the county’s many parks and preserves. All are welcome at the meeting and lecture, but you must be a current member of Bedford Audubon to vote in the election. If you are not currently a member, you can join now. For more information, visit bedfordaudubon.org.
The Lewisboro Town Park Playground Improvement Project will hold the first Lewisboro Evening in the Park tonight, Friday,June 4, starting at 5 p.m. at Lewisboro Town Park. There will be food trucks, basket raffles, live music and local event sponsors. The event is one in a series that will raise funds to renovate the playground equipment at the park. For more information, visit lewisboroplayground.com.
Last word: The Lewisboro Lions Club has recently partnered with the Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps to produce the File of Life information packet which is available free upon request from the LVAC website. The file is a readily accessible packet of vital medical information that can be prepared in advance and provided to first responders quickly in the event of an emergency. Visit lewisborovac.org for more information and link about getting a file of life. The Lions Club is a volunteer service organization whose projects include building the pavilions at Onatru Farm and Fox Valley Park, organizing the annual roadside cleanup of Lewisboro, providing free barbecue at town events, and providing volunteer opportunities for local youth. For more information, contact Lewisboro Lions President Tony Goncalves at 914-980-1054.
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