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Letter from the Publisher

Welcome to the much-anticipated

food issue! Inside you'll find a ton

of delicious content that includes

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, a

Taste of Our Towns, Farm to Table

ideas, entertaining ideas, herbs and

so much more. Also look for Facts,

Knacks and Snacks on page 24 that

will give you food insight each

month.

As always, I welcome your feedback

at Rebecca@eventfulmagazine

.com.

Happy reading!

Sincerely,

Rebecca Bertoldi

Publisher

On the Cover

Dishes from Taormina Restaurant

in Peekskill. (see page 22)

Photo by Nicole Gallagher

eventful

table of contents

march 2012

features

Foodie Fun

Restaurant Week p. 7

Prep to Present p. 14

Taste of Our Towns p. 21

March Madness for Gardeners p. 25

Farm-Fresh Foods p. 27

St. Patrick’s Day p. 12

Special Putnam Bicentennial Section p. 17

departments & columns

Restaurants & Reviews p. 4

Donna’s Dishes: Soda Bread

Culinary Corner: Crepes

Beauty & Style p. 13

Beautiful Recipes

Theater and the Arts p. 16

Dinner and a Show

A Burger from Bliss in Mahopac

Community p. 28

Pay it Forward p. 30

Eventful Rewind p. 31

Community Calendar p. 32


estaurants & reviews

Soda Bread

By Donna Massaro

I am into tradition. I am into food. Food

brings us together around a table to share

moments. It makes us dig deep into our history

and remember stories that we may not

have thought about if we didn’t smell that

bread baking in the oven or Grandma’s sauce

cooking on the stove. This month’s Eventful

is highlighting food and being that it is

March, Saint Patrick’s Day is upon us. Fellow

Eventful writer Nicole Gallagher gave me the

idea for soda bread. Doesn’t this encompass

tradition with food? I’m so excited.

Traditional soda bread is a quick bread

consisting of just a few ingredients: flour,

baking soda, salt and buttermilk. Raisins

or seeds take the historic tradition out of it

but maybe puts some family tradtion into it.

There is a cross cut into the top of the bread

with several different explanations. One was

to let the devil out as it bakes. Others say it’s

a symbol for the cross during Christian holidays.

But frankly, it allows the heat to penetrate

through the thickest part of the bread

and it helps to cut it after it has baked. It has

been thought that Irish soda bread didn’t

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for

only

originally come from the Irish but

the American Indians. They used

soda ash to leaven the bread before

baking soda was developed.

In the 1800s, Ireland was stricken

with poverty and soda bread was

one of the easiest foods to put on the

table. At the turn of the century, Britain

turned away from quick breads and

started using hard wheat flour, but the Irish

stuck with what they knew. That’s when the

bread became known as Irish soda bread.

With just a few

simple ingredients,

a small amount of

kneading and a bastible

(a cast iron Dutch

oven) hung over a

fire, you are ready

to make soda bread.

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12th

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March 10

2012

1-4 p.m. Benefitting Kessel Campus Center

Featuring the

Cuisine of Top

Westchester

Restaurants

Make Your Own Soda Bread

Ingredients:

3 1/4 c. flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. baking soda

12-14 fluid oz. buttermilk

Presented by The

Rotary Club

of Pleasantville

You will need:

Large mixing bowl

Measuring cup

Teaspoon

Cutting board

Sheet pan

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Sift dry ingredients into bowl,

make well in center, and pour buttermilk in all at once. Using one

hand, mix in flour from sides of bowl. Dough should be softish,

not too wet and sticky. When everything comes together, turn it

out onto a well-floured board. Wash and DRY your hands. Knead

LIGHTLY for a second, just enough to tidy it up. Flip over; pat into

a round about 12 inches. Cut a cross in the top from side to side.

Bake 15 minutes, then lower oven to 400 and bake 30 minutes

more. Tap bottom of bread. If it sounds hollow, it’s done.

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Culinary

Corner

with Chef Richard Bishop

With this being the food issue of Eventful

Magazine, we at Classy Catering Creations

find it fitting to share with you an event we

were honored to participate in. We were invited

to Sandy Hook, Conn., located just 75 miles

from New York City. If New York is the “Big

Apple,” then Sandy Hook — with the sweetness

of a small town and the savory elegance

of New England — is the cinnamon.

The scenic drive, through a forest backdrop

and breathtaking glimpses of the Pootatuck

River, led us to our destination, The Demitasse

Café. Rustic country and set back from the

street, its barn-like appearance was antique

and sturdy. But, like its name, it had elegance

and softness. The sound of water cascading

over nearby rocks further softened its exterior.

Inside was a quaint atmosphere that gave

us a warm and peaceful feeling. An amazing

combination of savory coffee and sweet pastries

filled the air. For the demonstration we

decided to incorporate the sweet and savory

side of the café and keeping with the French

origin of the Demitasse Café’s name (“demitasse”

in French means “half cup”), we titled

our show, “The Sweet & Savory Side of Crêpes.”

Crêpes originate from France’s Brittany region,

where they were perfected into an art

form. Their consumption is widespread in

France and ultimately associated as French,

and now well-known and loved all across the

globe. It is said that in 1895 a man by the name

Henri Charpentier was working in a café when

the Prince of Wales requested a crêpe. Making

one using orange flambé, he called it Crêpes

Suzette, after the Prince’s female companion.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Wanting to share that history, in this rustic

little barn café, with a savory New England

charm and sweet French sophistication,

we demonstrated that crêpes don’t have to be

sweet or used as a dessert. There is more to

them than meets the eye. They can be served

as lunch, dinner or as an appetizer. One thing

to remember with crêpes is that their only limitation

is your imagination.

We enjoyed a great day of fellowship with

our new friends in Sandy Hook and enjoyed

samples of the many different crêpes the kitchen

has to offer. We are happy to share our recipe

for Crêpes batter with you and offer a few of

our most requested ideas for flavor.

restaurants & reviews

Sweet & Savory

Classy Crêpes

Ingredients:

1 c. flour (for gluten-free, use rice flour)

2 eggs

½ c. milk (for lactose-free, use rice milk)

½ c. water

2 Tbsp. butter (melted and cooled)

Directions:

1. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour and the eggs. Gradually add the

milk and water while stirring to combine the ingredients. Add the melted butter and

mix until the mixture is smooth.

2. Heat a lightly oiled sauté pan or griddle to a medium-high heat and pour approximately

¼ cup of the batter into the sauté pan. Tilt the sauté pan in a circular motion to

spread the batter evenly across the surface of the pan.

3. Cook the crêpes for approximately 2 minutes, until just before browning of the

crêpes occurs. Loosen with a rubber spatula, flip and cook the other side.

4. Stuff and serve hot.

These are our most popular crêpes.

Type Add Ingredients Recommended Filling Type

Sweet ½ Tbsp. sugar, ¼ tsp. cinnamon, A fresh fruit filling is perfect

1/8 tsp. vanilla for these crêpes.

Tropical Chocolate sauce or Lemon Curd Strawberries and bananas.

Savory ¼ tsp. chili powder, ¼ tsp. salt, Chicken, beef or turkey seasoned

¼ tsp. pepper, ¼ tsp. crushed any way you like or grilled to your

red pepper taste.

Sassy Parmesan cheese/olive oil Mozzarella, tomato and basil.

The possibilities are endless. Have a flavor

you love? Crazy about BLTs? Put them in a

crepe. You can also add flavor to your crepe

batter to enhance the combinations you

choose. Try a few drops of coconut extract in

your batter and fill with pineapple and maraschino

cherries for a piña colada crêpe.

Have an event coming up? We would be

happy to show your friends and family “The

Sweet & Savory Side of Crêpes.”

For more information about the various

types of demonstrations we offer or to inquire

about cooking classes, please visit the

Classy Catering Creations website at www

.classycateringcreations.com/services/

cooking-classes.

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Hit tHe Spot$:

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week(s) is an annual event combining some

of the finest restaurants in the Hudson Valley with some of the best deals

around. The eateries participate by offering a magnificent three-course

meal at bargain prices for two special weeks in an effort to entice diners

to give their location a try.

Sometimes, new places can seem overwhelming with unfamiliar menus

and prices that can range higher than your budget. In order to attract

new diners — while giving their regulars the same break — these locations

offer a special price, allowing you to sample the cuisine and absorb

the atmosphere, which means you can sample a bunch of locations you

have been dying to try.

Dutchess County

American Bounty

1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park

845-471-6608

Amici’s Restaurant

35 Main St., Poughkeepsie

845-452-4700

Aroma Osteria

114 Old Post Rd., Wappingers Fls

845-298-6790

The Artist’s Palate

307 Main St., Poughkeepsie

845-483-8074

Brasserie 292

294 Main St., Poughkeepsie

845-473-0292

Bull & Buddha

319 Main St., Poughkeepsie

845-337-4848

Café Amarcord

276 Main St., Beacon

845-440-0050

Cinnamon Indian Cuisine

5856 Route 9, Rhinebeck

845-876-7510

Cosimo’s Poughkeepsie

120 Delafield St., Poughkeepsie

845-485-7172

Crave Restaurant & Lounge

129 Washington St., Poughkeepsie

845-452-3501

Cup & Saucer Restaurant

& Tea Room

165 Main St., Beacon

845-831-6287

The Derby

96 Main St., Poughkeepsie

845-452-3232

Eleven 11 Grille & Spirits

1111 Main St., Fishkill

845-896-0011

restaurants & reviews

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Escoffier Restaurant

1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park

845-471-6608

Farm to Table Bistro

1083 Route 9, Fishkill

845-297-1111

Frank's Italian

Restaurant & Pizzeria

1605 Route 9, Wappingers Falls

845-297-8493

Hudsons Ribs & Fish

1099 Route 9, Fishkill

845-297-5002

Il Barilotto

1113 Main St., Fishkill

845-897-4300

Ku Yah Restaurant

6 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie

845-485-8906 – 646-256-3994

La Puerta Azul

2510 Route 44, Salt Point

845-677-2985

Le’ Express

1820 New Hackensack Rd.,

Poughkeepsie

845-849-3565 – 845-591-0948

Liberty Public House

6417 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck

845-876-1760 – 914-204-0499

From March 18-31, diners can grab a three-course lunch at just $20.95

per person or feast at dinner time for just $29.95 (these prices exclude tax,

tip and beverages at participating locations). Grab the ladies for a girls’

night out, or pull your husband away from the big game for a special date

and make it to at least one of these participating restaurants. I can promise

you the value of sampling something new will be worth the price.

Below are Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester County Restaurant

Week participants that signed up as of print time. The most up-to-date

list, with additional counties, is available online at www.hudsonvalley

restaurantweek.com.

Mahoney’s Irish Pub

& Steakhouse

35 Main St., Poughkeepsie

845-471-7026

McKinney & Doyle Fine Foods

10 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling

845-855-3875

Melting Pot

2001 South Rd., Poughkeepsie

845-632-6171 – 518-466-8747

Ristorante Caterina de' Medici

1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park

845-471-6608

Sapore

1108 Main St., Fishkill

845-897-3300 – 845-564-4494

Shadows on the Hudson

176 Rinaldi Blvd., Poughkeepsie

845-486-9500

Stissing House

7801 South Main St.,Pine Plains

518-398-8800

Terrapin

6426 Montgomer St., Rhinebeck

845-876-3330

The Villa Pasta & Grille

1167 Route 55, LaGrangeville

845-471-0403

Putnam County

151 Grill & Bar

151 Bryant Pond Rd., Mahopac

845-526-1111 – 845-363-1426

Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill

91 Main St.,Cold Spring

845-265-5582

Hudson House River Inn

2 Main St., Cold Spring

845-265-9355 – 845-297-5002

Jaipore Royal Indian Cuisine

280 Route 22, Brewster

845-277-3549

Le Bouchon Brasserie

76 Main St., Cold Spring

845-265-7676

Ramiro’s 954

954 Route 6, Mahopac

845-621-3333

Tavern

955 Route 9D, Garrison

845-424-3254

The Terrace Club

825 S. Lake Blvd., Mahopac

845-621-5200

Valley Restaurant at the Garrison

2015 Route 9,Garrison

845-424-3604

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estaurants & reviews

Westchester County

42

1 Renaissance Sq., White Plains

914-761-4242

121 Restaurant

2-4 Dingle Ridge Rd.,

North Salem

914-669-0121

The 808 Bistro

808 Scarsdale Ave., Scarsdale

914-722-0808

Angelina’s Ristorante

97 Lake Ave., Tuckahoe

914-779-7944 – 914-779-7319

Augie’s Prime Cut

3436 Lexington Ave., Mohegan Lake

914-743-1357

Aurora Restaurant

60 Purchase St., Rye

914-921-2333 – 203-249-0534

Barn at Bedford Post

954 Old Post Rd., Bedford

914-234-7800

Benjamin Steakhouse

610 W. Hartsdale Ave., White Plains

914-428-6868

Birdsall House

970 Main St., Peekskill

914-930-1880

Bistro Rollin

142 Fifth Ave., Pelham

914-633-0780 – 914-426-4703

Bistro Z

455 South Broadway, Tarrytown

914-524-6410

Café of Love

38 East Main St., Mt. Kisco

914-242-1002

Caffe Azzurri

20 N. Central Ave., Hartsdale

914-358-5248

Campagna Pizzeria Restaurant

1410 East Main St., Shrub Oak

914-526-8200

Caravela

53 North Broadway, Tarrytown

914-631-1863

Cedar St. Grill

23 Cedar St., Dobbs Ferry

914-674-0706 – 914-282-6664

Chat 19

19 Chatsworth Ave., Larchmont

914-833-8871 – 914-523-2530

Chat American Grill

1 Christie Place, Scarsdale

914-722-4000 – 914-523-2530

Chutney Masala

4 West Main St., Irvington

914-591-5500 – 646-645-9511

Cienega Restaurant

179 East Main St., New Rochelle

914-632-4000

The Cookery

39 Chestnut St., Dobbs Ferry

914-305-2336

The Terrace

Club

Cortlandt Colonial Restaurant

714 Old Albany Post Rd.,

Cortlandt Manor

914-739-3900

Crabtree’s Kittle House

11 Kittle Rd., Chappaqua

914-666-8044

DeCosta’s Restaurant

400 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers

914-964-8887

Di Nardo’s Ristorante

76 Westchester Ave., Pound Ridge

914-764-4024

Division St. Grill

26 North Division St., Peekskil

914-739-6380

Dolphin

1 Van Der Donck, Yonkers

914-751-8170

Don Coqui

115 Cedar St., New Rochelle

914-637-3737

Don Tommaso’s Bistro Italiano

334 Underhill Ave., #3A,

Yorktown Heights

914-302-7900

Eastchester Fish Courmet

837 White Plains Rd., Scarsdale

914-725-3450

Eduardo’s

77 South Moger Ave., Mt. Kisco

914-666-7005

A sunset is one of the most beautiful

sights, boosting our moods and making us

happy. Decorating the sky with vivid bright

colors, this beauty should be paired with

dishes prepared by owner and chef Kenneth

Breiman, inspired by the beauty of the amazing

sunset on the peaceful waters of Lake Mahopac.

His culinary delights are always as breathtaking

as the spectacular views; be it "Restaurant Week" or any other

occasion, they deliver exquisite food and atmosphere. Visit them at

825 South Lake Boulevard, Mahopac. Full bar options. Reservations

suggested. 845 621-5200 s www.theterraceclubrestaurant.com

Emma’s Ale House

68 Gedney Way, White Plains

914-584-2763 – 914-683-3662

Enzo’s Restaurant

451 Mamaroneck Ave.,

Mamaroneck

914-698-2911

Fig & Olive

696 White Plains Rd., Scarsdale

914-725-2900 – 310-739-7613

Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse

77 Purchase St., Rye

914-925-3900

Fratelli Ristorante

237 Main St., New Rochelle

914-633-1990

French American Bistro

222 E. Main St., Mt. Kisco

914-864-1661

Goldfish Restaurant

6 Rockledge Ave., Ossining

914-762-0051 – 914-804-5537

Graziella’s Italian Bistro

99 Church St., White Plains

914-761-5721 – 914-403-8052

Half Moon

1 High St., Dobbs Ferry

914-693-4130

Harper’s Restaurant & Bar

92 Main St., Dobbs Ferry

914-693-2306

Harvest on Hudson

1 River St., Hastings-on-Hudson

914-478-2800

Haven

472 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville

914-747-4646

Hudson Grille

165 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains

914-997-2000

Il Castello

576 Mamaroneck Ave.,

Mamaroneck

914-777-2200

Il Sorriso

5 North Buckhout St., Irvington

914-591-2525; 914-356-6590

Iron Horse Grill

20 Wheeler Ave., Pleasantville

914-741-0717

La Bocca Ristorante

8 Church St., White Plains

914-948-3281

La Lanterna Restaurant & Caffe

23 Gray Oaks Ave., Yonkers

914-476-3060 – 914-275-3115 x. 9

La Panetiere

530 Milton Rd., Rye

914-967-8140 – 203-826-7326

Le Fontane Restaurant

137 Route 100, Katonah

914-232-9619

Le Jardin Du Roi

95 King St., Chappaqua

914-238-1368

Le Provencal Bistro

436 Mamaroneck Ave.,

Mamaroneck

914-777-2324

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Join us for

Comedy

Night

Saturday, March 24th

@ 7 pm

(Show starts at 9 pm)

Music by our very

own Dennis Dell

Taormina

Italian Restaurant

Taormina Restaurant, 59 Hudson Avenue, Peekskill, NY

914-739-4007 s www.taormina2.com

Nick Cobb

MC / Comedy Central

Tickets

Include:

Authentic Italian Cuisine

Great Food & Friendly Service

Lunch s Dinner s Pizza s Pasta s Catering s Takeout

Accomodations for 100 People

Chris DiStefano

NY Comedy Festival

Featuring:

Emma Willmann

Comedy Time TV

Women in Comedy Festival

Boston Comedy Riots Winner

Hot & Cold Buffet, Dessert Bar,

Wine, Beer, Soda & Coffee

Miguel Dalmau

from NBC, Trutv & Time

Out NY, "joke of the week"

$49.95* Per Person

*excludes tax and gratuity

Reservations & Advance Ticket Purchase Required. For Reservations and Additional Info Call: 914-739-4007

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estaurants & reviews

Legal Sea Foods

5 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains

914-390-9600 – 617-530-9174

Lexington Square Café

510 Lexington Ave., Mt. Kisco

914-244-3663

Luciano’s Italian Restaurant

2192 Central Park Ave., Yonkers

914-961-5550

Lusardi’s Restaurant

1885 Palmer Ave., Larchmont

914-834-5555 – 914-523-2530

Mamma Rosa Ristorante

252-254 Route 100, Somers

914-232-8080

Marc Charles Steakhouse

94 Business Park Dr., Armonk

914-273-2700 – 914-273-4676

Melting Pot

30 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains

914-993-6358

Meritage

1505 Weaver St., Scarsdale

914-391-2375

Milonga Restaurant

577 North Broadway, White Plains

914-358-1443

Mima Vinoteca

63 Main St., Irvington

914-591-1300 – 914-376-6500

Moderne Barn

430 Bedford Rd., Armonk

914-730-0001

Morgans Fish House

22 Elm Place, Rye

914-921-8190

Moscato Restaurant

874 Scarsdale Ave., Scarsdale

914-723-5700 – 914-523-2530

Nemea Greek Taverna

599 E. Boston Post Rd.,

Mamaroneck

914-698-6600 – 914-804-6080

Niko’s Greek Taverna

287 Central Ave., White Plains

914-686-6456

Noma

1 Radisson Plaza, New Rochelle

914-576-4141

Okinawa Hibachi & Sushi

218 S. Highland Ave., Ossining

914-762-9887 – 914-762-9888

The Olde Stone Mill

2 Scarsdale Rd., Tuckahoe

914-771-7661 – 914-779-7319

Opus 465

465 Main St., Armonk

914-273-4676

Peekskill Brewery

55 Hudson Ave.,Peekskill

914-734-2337

Polpettina Homestyle

Pizza Kitchen

102 Fisher Ave., Eastchester

914-961-0061

151 Grill

Posto 22

22 Division St., New Rochelle

914-235-2464 – 914-632-8066

Red Hat on the River

1 Bridge St., Irvington

914-591-5888

Restaurant North

386 Main St., Armonk

914-273-8686

Rinis Restaurant & Wine Bar

12 W. Main St., Elmsford

914-592-6799

Risotto

788 Commerce St., Thornwood

914-769-6000

Ristorante Chianti

174 Marbledale Rd., Tuckahoe

914-346-8844

River City Grille

6 South Broadway, Irvington

914-591-2033

Rosie’s Bistro Italiano

10 Palmer Ave., Bronxville

914-793-2000

Ruby’s Oyster Bar & Bistro

45 Purchase St., Rye

914-921-4166

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

670 White Plains Rd., Tarrytown

914-631-3311

The Rye Grill & Bar

1 Station Plaza, Rye

914-967-0332

151 has perfected the "family friendly" feel,

bringing comfort from the first step in. 151 Grill

is not just dishing up comfort food with an assortment

of fresh meats and fishes like California favorites

“fish taco's”; they also share a passion for community. The 151

team is generous when giving back to local organizations, and assists

with fundraisers by hosting charity events to keep it real about where

they live and work. The Grill is so hot, it decided to open another

151 Grill location on the other side of Putnam County (Brewster),

sharing its "in-house, chef-created" rubs, family recipes and smoking

techniques while delivering fine grilled fishes, plus smoked and

pulled meats dripping with flavor. 845-526-1111

Sammy’s Downtown Bistro

124 Pondfield Rd., Bronxville

914-337-3200 – 914-793-2000

Sam's of Gedney Way

52 Gedney Way, White Plains

914-949-5978

Scaramella’s Ristorante

1 Southfield Ave., Dobbs Ferry

914-693-6024 – 914-255-3795

Sofrito

175 Main St., White Plains

914-428-5500

Somers 202 Restaurant & Grill

2 Old Tomahawk St., Yorktown Hts

914-248-8100 – 914-224-8097

Sonora

179 Rectory St., Port Chester

914-933-0200

Sweet Grass Grill

24 Main St., Tarrytown

914-631-0000

The Tap House

16 Depot Square, Tuckahoe

914-337-6941

Tarry Lodge

18 Mill St., Port Chester

914-939-3111

Tarry Tavern

27 Main St., Tarrytown

914-631-7227

Thyme Restaurant

3605 Crompond Rd., Yorktown Hts

914-788-8700 – 917-747-2240

Tombolino Restaurant

356 Kimball Ave., Yonkers

914-423-1266

Traditions 118

11 Old Tomahawk St., Yorktown

914-248-7200 – 914-574-3222

Tramonto Restaurant

27 Saw Mill River Rd., Hawthorne

914-347-8220

Trevi Ristorante

11 Taylor Square, West Harrison

914-949-5810

Turkish Meze Restaurant

409 Mount Pleasant Ave.,

Mamaroneck

914-777-3042

Via Vanti!

2 Kirby Plaza, Mt. Kisco

914-666-6400

The Woods at Hollow Brook

1060 Oregon Rd., Cortlandt Manor

914-734-1500

X2O – Xaviars on the Hudson

71 Water Grant St., Yonkers

914-965-1111

Zitoune Restaurant

1127 W. Boston Post Rd.,

Mamaroneck

914-835-8350

Zuppa Restaurant Lounge

59 Main St., Yonkers

914-376-6500

Fairfield County

Crew Restaurant

280 Railroad Ave., Greenwich

203-340-9433 – 914-552-4497

Elm St. Oyster House

11 West Elm St., Greenwich

203-629-5795

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By Kerry Barger

Though it may not be true for everybody,

it’s pretty much safe to say that most people

have a little bit of Irish in them for St.

Patrick’s Day. Across the United States, millions

of people gather for a day drenched

in green, marching down streets to commemorate

the patron saint of Ireland.

Putnam County and Northern Westchester

are obviously no different. Each and

every year, thousands unite on March 17

— whether they’re Irish or not. From parades

to dinner dances, the Hudson Valley

shows that you don’t need to be from Ireland

to get a little green.

Here are some events to help you get the

spring going on the right note.

St. Patrick’s Day

Northern Westchester/Putnam St.

Patrick’s Day Parade: According to its

website, this parade is the third-largest

in New York State and takes place along

Route 6 in Mahopac. Various organizations

from Putnam and Northern Westchester

come out to celebrate their Irish heritage,

including bands, clubs, patriotic groups,

Irish dancers and other participants. The

parade will be held on Sunday, March 11,

with a start time of 2 p.m. Email info@

SaintPatricksDayParade.net.

Ancient Order of Hibernians Divison

16 St. Patrick’s Day Parade: In its 22nd

year, this parade has attracted several

thousand participants — not just from the

Irish culture. The AOH prides itself on cel-

ebrating not just Ireland, but the community

at large as well. This year’s parade is

scheduled for Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m.

Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown St. Patrick’s

Day Parade: This year’s parade wil be dedicated

to those who were lost and served

on 9/11 in honor of the tragedy’s 10-year

anniversary this past year. It will start on

Main Street in Tarrytown, continue down

Route 89, turning left onto Beekman Avenue,

ending at Kendall Avenue in Sleepy

Hollow. Marching will begin at 1:30 p.m.

on Sunday, March 11, with Briarcliff Manor

resident James Kovacs serving as grand

marshal. Transfiguration Church in Tarrytown

is hosting a mass prior to the parade

at 10 a.m.

Celebrate with Food, Music and Friends

Head to Healy’s

St. Patty’s Menu - 3/11 thru 3/17

Corned Beef & Cabbage

Corned Beef Sandwich on Rye

Fish & Chips l Shepherd’s Pie

Bangers and Mash

Music Schedule:

Sun., March 11 @ 3 p.m.: Hugh Devlin

plays all your Irish favorites.

Sat., March 17: The Fair Haired Tinkers

plays traditional Irish music, plus

local pipers and Irish step dancers.

845-306-7087

474 Route 52,

Lake Carmel

healyscorner.com

Kick it at Kirby’s

St. Patty’s Day Menu

Corned Beef & Cabbage

Shepherd’s Pie

Guinness Beef Stew

914-245-9030

345 Kear St., Yorktown Heights

kirbysgrillandbar.com

(845) 526-1111

151 Bryant Pond Rd.

Mahopac NY 10541

151Grill.com

See You at South Side

St. Patty’s Day Menu

$5 Plates of Corned Beef & Cabbage

$4 Pints of Guinness

$3 Shots of Jameson

Entertainment Schedule:

Entire Bar Guinness Toast @7 p.m.

$2 Pints during the toast

Irish Music, hats, T-shirts,

and giveaways for everyone!

South Side inn

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Mahopac — 845-621-8710

927 South Lake Blvd.

Yorktown — 914-214-8600

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Beautiful Recipes

By Sarah Brianna

Out with the old and in with the new! Spring is a time for refreshing everything in

your life from head to toe. One great way to revamp your beauty regimen is to clean

out your pantry. Believe it or not, the kitchen is a wonderful place to find all sorts of

ingredients to spruce up your complexion and it is a great way to stick to a budget!

Here are my favorite at-home recipes for everything from hair care to facial masks.

Honey Fruit Age-Defying Face Mask

Ingredients

1 tsp. honey

A few drops of orange juice

Preparation

1. Mix the two together well.

2. Spread mixture over entire face, even around the eyes

and mouth.

3. Leave on for 20 minutes.

4. Remove with warm water and a washcloth.

Vitamin C is one of the greatest anti-aging ingredients

around. It helps boost collagen in the skin’s deeper layers

while improving the skin’s elasticity and overall appearance.

Honey will help cleanse the skin and will actually act as an

antiseptic.

I like to pair the age-defying mask with the cucumber

wrinkle cream.

Sarah Brianna’s Vodka Face and Body Scrub

Ingredients

¼ c. vodka

¾ c. lime juice

¾ c. sea salt

1 Tbsp. honey

Preparation

In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients together to form

a paste. Use on both face and body to gently scrub away all

dry skin.

I broke out my own personal recipe book for this one. I

love this scrub. The vodka is a great antiseptic agent, which

will help with pesky breakouts. The lime gently opens pores

while the honey pulls out any impurities below the surface.

Once the honey does its job, the sea salt scrubs away the

dead skin leaving an all-over glow. I especially love to use

this scrub right before shaving to help prevent ingrown

hairs.

beauty & style

Homemade Avocado Leave-In Hair Conditioner

Ingredients

¼ avocado, peeled and mashed

¼ cup mayonnaise

Preparation

1. Combine avocado and mayonnaise in a blender or food

processor until the mixture is consistent and smooth.

2. Apply on hair and cover with a shower cap.

3. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes.

4. Rinse off with a gentle shampoo.

The great thing about this hair conditioner is that it has

both avocado and mayonnaise in it. Both of these ingredients

act as humectants and lock moisture in hair. Winter

can be rough on both skin and hair so it is very important

we take the time in spring to bring the moisture back in so

when summer comes around we are looking our best.

Cucumber Wrinkle Cream

Ingredients

½ cucumber

1 egg white

2 Tbsp. mayonnaise

½ c. olive oil

Preparation

1. Wash the cucumber, but do not peel. Cut into cubes.

2. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor.

3. Apply morning and evening, and gently wipe off with a

damp washcloth.

Cucumber is great for improving complexion and health

of skin and is naturally hydrating. It is rich in caffeic acid,

which naturally helps soothe skin irritations and reduce

swelling. It also helps tighten the skin.

I’m sure you all will love these recipes

as much as I do. Happy Spring!

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Presentation

of food attests

the creator’s artistic

nature allowing

a food

experience that

can set it apart

from an everyday

experience.

The dish tastes

great, but does

it appeal to the

eye? Your appetite

should increase

with one

glance at a dish.

Make your food

look interesting,

and they will eat

it. Attention to

food detail is an

important food

prep aspect; properly presented food

shows your guests that you care enough

to go to the trouble for them, achieving

something beyond the normal Tuesday

taco night.

You probably have seen it all at one

point in your food experiences, sizzling

plates, to mountains made of food, because

they say we eat with our eyes. Not

only does it have to taste good, it has to

look good.

Tips for Delivering a Wow Meal

Start with a sizeable canvas (aka the

plate) and use compact and proportioned

servings with vibrant hues. Easy

with the greens; they lose color

very quickly, so in order to get the

best color, blanch before serving.

Position of Food

for the Most Appeal

Lots of ingredients: The classic

style is to plate the food as if it

were a clock: start the starch at 10

o’clock, proteins at six o’clock and

veggies at two o’clock.

High Rise: Stack proteins over

starches into tight, tidy towers or

Prep to Present

pyramids, giving it a lovely layered effect,

which is always impressive, and permits

a forkful of the goodness of your creation.

Helpful Gadgets: Cookie cutters and

molds are great tools for creating shapes

in layers. Always go thin — thinner is eye

appealing and will produce a better end

result. Try paintbrushes and/or a squeeze

bottle to distribute sauces below and above

the foods. Be creative but don’t go overboard;

the meal can get lost with excessive

or inedible garnish. The garnish or finishing

touches should only enhance, not

overpower. Be sure to use garnishes that

match the flavors of the dish; all for one

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doesn’t apply

here. A mandoline

is a favorite

gadget in my

kitchen. This

small handheld

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to slice vegetables.

Most come

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and rings

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Owning

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can serve fancy

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Bust out the

“fancy” dishes: What are you saving them

for? We have become very comfortable

with paper products and desire the easy

dining. Agreed — I love a great party on

paper when entertaining a crowd, but

try to plate up some love when hosting

a party, serving courses while utilizing

the breakfront full of dishes and glasses.

Aim for neutral china; white, bone, and

other neutral-colored plates will complement

pretty much any color of food,

while busier patterns can sometimes

clash. In using different dishes, glasses

and cookware, you may be able to make

your guests’ “night in” feel like a five-star

restaurant experience. A variety

of interesting and super-cool different

shaped plates can be a great

conversation starter, while delivering

fun packaging and presentation

for your delicious creations.

Presentation is a crucial part

of every dish. Remember to use

some of these tips so you can play

the role of master chef at home

among your friends and family. If

you can’t always be the part, at least

look the part.

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theater & the arts

Fine Dining & Shows During Restaurant Week

By Marty Collins

March is the month to take advantage of

special discount pricing at many Hudson

Valley-area restaurants as the 2012 Restaurant

Week takes place March 18-31. So why

not combine a fine meal with an exceptional

theater or musical event? Putnam, Westchester,

Dutchess and adjacent Fairfield counties

all have a grand selection of restaurants and

an array of musical and theatrical offerings to

fill any bill of fare this month.

As it has for decades, the Westchester Broadway

Theater in Elmsford continues to serve up

great dinners along with top-notch

entertainment. March is no exception

and it starts off with S Wonderful,

an evening filled with the classic

hit songs written by the brothers

Gershwin, George and Ira. S Wonderful

runs throughout the month

but WBT also has a number of

single day or night performances scheduled

which include Irish songs, dance and humor

with Noel V. Ginnity on March 6, the Australian

Bee Gees who revisit four decades of music

from the Brothers Gibb on March 12, the gaggle

of audience-approved stand-up comics in A

Night of a Thousand Laughs on March 20, and

the laugh-filled effervescent musical comedy

Legally Blonde, which opens on March 29.

The Paramount Center for the Arts in

Peekskill is surrounded by numerous fine

restaurants, many of which are participating

in this year’s Restaurant Week. These

restaurants include Peekskill Brewery and

Birdsall House. Don’t delay in reserving

after-dinner seats at the Paramount (www

.paramountcenter.org) to enjoy the Charlie

Daniels Band, the Comedy of Howie Mandel,

the Chinese Acrobats of Hebei, The Dance

Theater of Harlem Ensemble, or Steve Solomon’s

My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish

and I’m in Therapy this month.

Fine Dining with a View

845.621.5200

825 South Lake Blvd., Mahopac

www.TheTerraceClubRestaurant.com

Lakeside Dining Year Round

Other theaters in Westchester offering

great entertainment within close proximity

to participating Restaurant Week restaurants

include the Emelin in Mamaroneck (www

.emelin.org). There, the after-dinner crowd

can enjoy musical performances by Monroe

Crossing, The Roches, the Westchester Jazz Orchestra

and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, or the

fancy footwork of tap dancing sensation Davien

Glover. Nearby participating restaurants

include Zitoune and Enzo’s.

Don’t pass up the opportunity to spend an

evening in historic Tarrytown with dinner at

Putnam, Westchester, Dutchess and adjacent Fairfield

counties all have a grand selection of restaurants

and an array of musical and theatrical offerings

Sweet Grass Grill or Tarry Tavern and a show

at the Tarrytown Music Hall where the Levon

Helm Band, comedian Louie Anderson, a

Doo-Wop Love Songs and Memories show and

Martin Scorsese’s film, The Last Waltz, are on

the events calendar during Restaurant Week.

Purchase tickets at www.tarrytownmusichall.

org.

In Dutchess County, the City of Poughkeepsie

is home to the historic and magnificently restored

Bardavon 1869 Opera House. Located in

the heart of Poughkeepsie on Market Street, the

Bardavon’s calendar is always filled with exceptional

entertainment choices. During Restaurant

Week, the Bardavon presents the Strawberry

Hill Fiddlers Jamming for Scotland with Jay

Ungar and Molly Mason, the Hudson Valley

Philharmonic Young People’s Concert and the

New Paltz Ballet Theatre’s Coppelia. Tickets for

these shows can be purchased at www.bardavon.

org. Poughkeepsie restaurants participating in

this year’s event are numerous and include The

Artist’s Palate, Brasserie 292 and Shadows on the

Hudson.

While few restaurants in nearby Fairfield

County are involved with Hudson Valley Restaurant

Week (see page 10), the Fairfield Theatre

Company on the Post Road in Fairfield,

Conn., hosts the closest thing to dinner theater,

except guests can enjoy a gourmet lunch

on March 13 before the reading of three short

plays begins. The readings and lunch combo

are part of FTC’s Play with Your Food productions

at their popular Sanford Street theatre.

Other FTC offerings this month include the

Celtic Tenors, Katie Herzig, the Tommy

Castro Band, Shelby Lynne and Led

Zeppelin. For tickets, visit the FTC at,

www.fairfieldtheatre.org.

For an evening’s entertainment after a

meal at any of the participating restaurants

in Northern Westchester, such as

Di Nardo’s Ristorante in Pound Ridge,

121 Restaurant in North Salem or Le Fontane

in Katonah, don’t miss a show at the Ridgefield

Playhouse on East Ridge Avenue in nearby

Ridgefield, Conn. The Saw Doctors, comedienne

Paula Poundstone, cabaret singer Linda

Eder and Thomas Dolby in his Time Capsule

Tour perform between March 18 and 31. Tickets

are available at: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

West Point’s Eisenhower Hall Theatre on

the campus of the U. S. Military Academy,

while in Orange County, is not far from

Putnam and Dutchess, and will present

Women of Ireland on March 18 and Sandy

Hackett’s Rat Pack Show on March 25. A

number of great restaurants in nearby Newburgh

are also participating in Restaurant

Week. For tickets to an Eisenhower Hall

show, visit www.ikehall.com.

For a full listing of restaurants participating

in this year’s Hudson Valley Restaurant Week,

see page 7. And when you go, be sure to say you

read about it in Eventful Magazine.

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Putnam County

Bicentennial

Milk Production in Putnam County – ca. 1860

More than 150 years ago,

Gail Borden, Jr. invented a

unique process for preserving

milk. Although his system

differed only slightly

from previous methods, it

earned him the patent that

would become the foundation

of a dairy empire. His

finances had been sparse

after a few failed attempts

to establish efficient production

of a uniform product at

other New York and Connecticut

sites, but after joining

forces with financier Jeremiah Milbank, he built a new factory on

the banks of the East Branch River in the Village of Brewster, Putnam

County, New York.

In 1863, the Brewster plant was the largest and most advanced milk

factory in the world ---mass producing, canning and shipping condensed

milk. More than 200 dairy farmers supplied 20,000 gallons of

milk per day to the Brewster plant as demand was driven by the Civil

War. Thanks largely to government orders and to manufacturing and

marketing techniques developed during his lifetime, the Borden companies

grew to become the largest dairy in the U.S.

Soldiers returning home from the Civil War soon spread the word

and by the late 1860s, condensed milk was a major household product.

By 1929, Borden became the largest food company in the United States.

The company formed by Gail Borden and Jeremiah Milbank in 1858 as the New York Condensed Milk

Company was renamed The Borden Condensed Milk Company in 1899. That business, with deep roots in

Brewster, had grown by the mid-20th century to sell six hundred million dollars’ worth of goods, employ

thirty thousand persons and pay dividends to fifty thousand stockholders.

Borden’s first 75 years were part of the fabric of Brewster village. In the 75 years since, the Borden companies

flourished and expanded into a variety of non-dairy related businesses – think Elmer’s Glue - and with

each of those changes distanced themselves further from the history of Brewster, New York.

Brewster’s Borden factory was shut down in the 1920s due to changes in the dairy industry, ending a significant

chapter in the history of the Village of Brewster and the Town of Southeast. The factory buildings were

lost to fire in 1935 leaving only a few of the original buildings remaining on Route 22 at the juncture of Route

6 --- Brewster’s Main Street.

Denis Castelli

Putnam County Historian

For more information, please contact Denis.Castelli@PutnamCountyNY.gov

or view our website at www.PutnamCountyNY.com/Historian


Bicentennial events

Saturday, March 10, 2012

America the Beautiful - Women and the Flag

5 PM to 7 PM at 63 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring, NY

10516. The Putnam County Historical Society & Foundry

School Museum is presenting a reprise of the popular exhibition

from the private collection of Richard Saunders,

dating from the Civil War era through World War II, including

newly acquired artworks. RSVP by March 7. (845)

265-4010.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Northern Westchester St. Patrick's Day Parade

Step-off is at 2:00 PM near the intersection of Route 6

and Croton Falls Road. This year's parade is honoring our

Armed Services Veterans and the "wearing of the green"

allows for olivedrab uniforms. There are plans to have a

Bicentennial Float in the lineup.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Kent Historical Society Meeting

The first general meeting of the society will be held at

7:30 PM at the Carmel/Kent VFW Hall in Carmel.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Postcard History of Putnam County

Speaker Denis Castelli at the Hudson Valley Trust. Junction

of Routes 311 and 164 in Patterson.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Environmental Walk at Patriots Park

Starts at 9 AM at Patriots Park. The park is located behind

the Hudson Valley Trust building at the intersection of

Route 164 and Route 311. There will also be a Bicentennial

Tag Sale featuring items of historic interest.

Photos courtesy

of Denis Castelli

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Bicentennial Square Dance at Thunder Ridge

6 PM at Thunder Ridge, Route 22, Patterson

Sunday, June 03, 2012 - Patterson Day Celebration

Starts at 10 AM at the Patterson Baptist Church with a

special service, food, games, Cannon and Musket Demonstrations.

The Church is located at 599 Route 311 in Patterson.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Firefighters' Parade with Bicentennial Tribute

This will be an extra special event to celebrate the 200th

Anniversary of Putnam County. An special award will be

given to the organization judged to have the best piece of

retired fire apparatus.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - THE BICENTENNIAL

This date is the actual 200th anniversary of the legislation

to create Putnam County from a portion of the lands of

Dutchess County, New York. The time capsule that was interred

50 years ago for the County's Sesquicentennial, will

be opened on this date. Mark your calendar and stay tuned

for further details.

Tuesday June 14, 2011 - Flag Day Ceremony

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Brewster Elks Club, Route 22 & Milltown

Rd

Saturday, June 16, 2012 - Historic Cemetery Tour

Starts at 9 AM at Patriots Park, located behind the Hudson

Valley Trust building at the intersection of Route 164

and Route 311. The tour ends with lunch at Thunder Ridge

with a cannon demonstration at the site of the Revolutionary

War encampment.


By Faith Ann Butcher

Let’s face it, in one way or another everyone

has a fascination with food. It may

be Italian food or Indian cuisine that your

taste buds crave. Maybe it’s pub-style

American dishes or an incredible gourmet

French meal that you have found yourself

daydreaming about. Nearly everyone loves

food.

The Lower Hudson Valley region has

thousands of restaurants — small businesses

owned by a person, maybe even a

set of partners, but not by a chain. Most

local restaurants offer food that is fresh,

sometimes even organic, and is always full

of taste.

There are Jamaican, Ecuadorian, Portuguese,

German and Kosher restaurants;

Romanian, Greek and Mexican eateries

and so many others. Some offer the perfect

meal for that special occasion — a fivecourse

meal to celebrate a wedding or a

juicy hamburger and ice cream to memorialize

the winning score.

There are cafés and bistros, drive-ins,

bars … the list goes on and on.

With so many places to choose from,

how do you know where to go? Here is a

Bliss Dairy Bar & Grill

Tasty Tour

of Our Towns

Redendo’s Brick Oven Pizzeria & Restaurant

Pizza, pasta and more. Visit Redendo’s at 178 Route 52

in Carmel (in the Shoprite Plaza) and sample a dish made

with love and full of family tradition. Redendo’s has been

serving up homemade ravioli, fresh fish, chicken and pizza

for 29 years and has built a great set of return customers

on quality food, reasonable prices and the best in local basketball banter.

Dine in, take out or get it delivered. Looking to save a few dollars?

Monday-Thursday special: 2 large pies and 2 orders of garlic knots for

just $21.95. Be sure to ask about Redendo’s catering, too. 845 225-1446

rundown of some fantastic places to eat.

Putnam County — West Side

The Taconic Parkway divides the small

county of Putnam into the western and

eastern portions. In the west, one can head

to Cold Spring or Garrison for a good

meal.

In Cold Spring, head on over to Main

For good reason, heavenly Bliss Dairy Bar & Grill, located at

4 Cherry Lane in Mahopac, is the hot spot among locals; from

tots to teenagers to moms and pops, from northern Westchester

to Putnam County. This Mahopac-based eatery offers a wide array

of cuisine; from scrumptious shrimp tacos to self-invented wraps and burgers. They use

high-quality products to produce many smiles. With good reason people of all ages line up

there weekend mornings for a quick, get-the-day-started meal or a lunch that holds them over

until dinner. Bliss hits the spot. If you’re flying single, hit the counter for a quick bite, or grab a

table with friends. Their milkshakes are to die for and the kids menu packs a variety of healthy

offerings to go with standard fare. Oh yeah — they deliver, so call them today. 845-628-0384

Street where there is a variety of restaurants

and bars to satisfy desires. Cathryn’s

Tuscan Grill (845-265-5582, tuscangrill

.com), located at 91 Main Street, offers

dishes featuring locally grown foods that

are prepared in a Tuscan-inspired style. You

could opt for traditional American food at

the Silver Spoon Restaurant(845-265-2525,

silverspooncoldspring.com), located at 124

Main St., or a pub menu at McGuires on

Main (845-265-6181, mcguiresonmain

.com), located at 52 Main St.

If you are heading south on Route 9D

from Main Street, stop by Angelina’s Restaurant

(845-265-7078, www.angelinas

atcoldspring.com ) located at 43 Chestnut

St. (Rte. 9D), for traditional Italian fare, or

travel into Garrison and head to The Stadium

(845-734-4000, stadiumbarrest.com),

located at 1308 Route 9, for the perfect

place to grab a bite and watch the game.

Putnam County — East Side

The Route 6 corridor in Mahopac offers

a range of culinary options. Rick’s Seafood

& Gourmet Specialties (845-621-2489)

located at 545 Route 6 is the place to go

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Tasty Tour of Our Towns, continued

for fresh seafood. For Italian dishes go to

Four Brothers Restaurant (845-628-4404,

fourbrothersmahopac.com), located at 654

Route 6. Marco, A Restaurant (845-621-

1648, marcoarestaurant.com), located at

612 Route 6, offers fine dining in the heart

of Mahopac’s downtown.For a French bistro

go to Dish (845-621-3474, dishmahopac

.com), which is located at 947 South Lake

Blvd. in Mahopac.

Thai Golden (845-225-2722, thaigolden

.net ) located on 5 Seminary Hill Road in

Carmel offers Thai cuisine. Travel along

Route 52 in Carmel and try the American

food at Smalley Inn (845-225-9874), which

is located at 57 Gleneida Ave. Head over to

Redendos Brick Oven Pizza, located at 178

Route 52 in the Shoprite Shopping Center,

for a taste of Italian food.

Get a beautiful view of Lake Carmel and

some American-style dishes at Margherita’s

Lake View Restaurant (845-225-2722,

carmelnyrestaurant.com) located at 47

Route 311.

Route 22 in Brewster also serves up

a variety of different restaurants. Aversano’s

Restaurant & Bar (845-279-2233,

aversanosrestaurant.com), which is located

at 1620 Route 22 in Town Centre, has a

traditional Italian menu. In the same shopping

center Fiesta Mexicana (845-278-

4515, fiestamexicanabrewster.com) offers

up Mexican dishes. Located at 987 Route

22 in Brewster, you can stop in Tom and

Jerry’s Pub and Maggie’s Restaurant (845-

278-8900, tomandjerrys.com) whether

you want pub grub or traditional Irish fare.

Continue up Route 22 into Patterson

and try Thai cuisine at the Thai Elephant 2

Freight House Cafe

The Freight House Cafe is a truly unique eatery that

offers healthy menu choices in a relaxed, comfortable

setting. Not only will you get a tasty, good-for-you

meal, but you can learn about this landmark’s history.

Take a trip to the Freight House Cafe at 609 Route 6 in

Mahopac. Visit www.thefreighthousecafe.com for upcoming

events. 845-628-1872

Taormina II Restaurant

Taormina Restaurant, located at 59 Hudson Ave. in Peekskill, provides an

eclectic menu of authentic Italian cuisine. Using only top-quality food and

ingredients with attentive service allows Taormina II to offer a purely satisfying

dining experience. They offer lunch, dinner, catering on and off site,

pizza and takeout. Join them for their dinner special (Sun. thru Fri.), which

includes an appetizer, salad, entree and a glass of wine or soda for only $15.95 per person. Also

check their website (www.taormina2.com) for info on the many fundraising events they host.

Closed on Mondays. 914-739-4007

(845-319-6295, thaielephant2.com), which

is located at 2693 Route 22. Or sample the

traditional Italian dishes at the Abruzzi

Trattoria (845-878-6800, abruzzitrattoria

.com), located at 3191 Route 22.

Northern Westchester — West Side

The view of the Hudson River only adds

to the dining experience in communities

such as Peekskill that sit on the river’s banks.

In Peekskill, Henry’s on Hudson (914-

737-0515, henrysonthehudson.com), located

at 364 Main Street, and The Cove

(914-739-0337, thecovecharlespoint

.com), located at 5 John Walsh Boulevard,

serve up traditional American entrees.

New American cuisine is on the menu at

12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, which is

located in the city’s downtown at 12 North

Division Street. For a taste of something

different go to Ruchi of India (914-788-

1888), which offers Indian dishes and a

buffet. It is located at 1853 Main Street in

Peekskill.

At The Reef (914-737-4959, at-the-reef

.com), which is located on Route 9 on

Annsville Circle in Cortlandt Manor, is

another place to eat seafood and American

fare.

For a small village, Croton-on-Hudson

has so many choices for people when it

comes to restaurants. For Italian food

there is T.K. Casquarelli’s (914-271-2800,

tks-croton.com) located at 440 South Riverside

Drive. American-style favorites such

as steaks and hamburgers are served at The

Tavern at Croton Landing (914-271-8020,

thetavernatcroton.com) which is located at

41 North Riverside Ave (across from the

bridge that leads to Senasqua Park). For

award-winning authentic Southern barbecue

dishes, head to Memphis Mae’s BBQ

Bistro (914-271-0125, memphismaes.com)

which is located at 173 South Riverside

Ave. in Croton-on-Hudson.

Tenampa Restaurant (914-271-2920,

uryu8.com/tenampa), serves Mexican cuisine

at its 2011 Albany Post Road location

in Croton-on-Hudson.

Taste New England-style seashore fare

at the Oyster House Bar & Grill (914-271-

0702). This dinner-only establishment is

located at 49 North Riverside Ave. (Route

9A) in Croton-on-Hudson.

For authentic Caribbean cooking such as

liver and bananas, go to Pon Di Riva Caribbean

Restaurant (914-373-4461), found

at 1 Station Plaza in Ossining.

Also in Ossining, The Boathouse (914-

923-6466, ossiningboathouse.com), located

at 800 Westerly Road (north of the

Ossining train station), has an American

bistro menu.

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Northern Westchester — East Side

There are two restaurants in Yorktown

that specialize in German cuisine. Traveler’s

Rest (914-941-7744, thetravelersrest

.com) which is located on Route 100,

and Jennifer’s Restaurant (914-962-4298,

jennifersrestaurant.com, located at 715

Saw Mill River Road, are the places to go

if Jäger Schnitzel sounds appetizing to you.

If you yearn for a taste of the Irish, stop

down at Murphy’s Irish Pub (914-962-

1800, murphysyorktown.com), located

at 355 Kear Street in Yorktown Heights,

where Irish pub food and entrees are

served all day long.

Eat hibachi and sushi at Okinawa Japanese

Restaurant (914-962-8188), located at

48 Triangle Center in Yorktown Heights.

Or for new American food go to Peter

Pratt’s Inn (914-962-4090, prattsinn.com),

located at 673 Croton Heights Road in

Yorktown.

For an American bistro with a Mediterranean

flare, patronize Pinnacle Restaurant

at Somers Pointe Golf Club (914-276-

3300, pinnaclerestaurant.com), located at

Olives

With a Mediterranean food focus, Olives, located

at 551 Route 6 in Mahopac, offers a tasty

dining experience. Plus, they have full bar and

microbrew options. Sit down to enjoy a meal or

get something good for take out. Reservations

suggested. 845-628- 6070; www.olivesny.com

Experienced professionals ready to execute your

wedding event with uncompromising excellence.

Our staff of wedding planners will assist with every

detail and aspect of your special day.

Formal and casual receptions.

Kirby’s Grill and Bar

Kirby’s is a relaxed dining room and bar. Late-night crowd

or grab a great bar dish while watching any game from every

major sport on one of the 20 HDTVs. Think of Kirby’s for your

next event — they can accomodate large and small groups. Stop

in at 345 Kear St. in Yorktown Heights. 914-245-9030; www

.kirbysgrillandbar.com

1000 West Hill Drive in Somers.

In Bedford Hills, Kicho (914-666-3332),

which is located at 352 North Bedford

Road, features sushi and Japanese dishes

on its menu.

For pub food in Chappaqua check out

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the Quaker Hill Tavern (914-238-6416,

quakerhilltavern.com), located at 61 North

Bedford Road.

Route 22 American Restaurant and Bar

(914-765-0022, rt22restaurant.com) in

Armonk offers eclectic American cuisine

with a dash of nostalgia. Located on Old

Route 22 and situated in a former 1930s

gas station, its décor and ambiance are

reminiscent of the era.

White Plains

White Plains and its surrounding communities

have a smorgasbord of eateries to

choose from. For Indian food go to Royal

Palace Fine Indian Cuisine (914-289-1988)

at 77 Knollwood Road in White Plains. Or

eat Italian cuisine at Buon Amici (914-

997-1399), located at 238 Central Avenue

in White Plains.

For American dishes and comfort-style

food, head over to Emma’s Ale House

(914-683-EMMA, emmasalehouse.com),

located at 68 Gedney Way in White Plains.

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Westchester Wine

Experience

The Rotary Club of Pleasantville is

dedicated to its motto of “Service Above

Self.” It is particularly fitting that the recipient

of this year’s premier event for

the Rotary Club of Pleasantville, the 12th

Annual Westchester Wine Experience,

is the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.

Times are difficult and we have a great opportunity to help those in

need. On Saturday, March 10, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Rotary Club

of Pleasantville will once again hold this event that blends personal

enjoyment and giving service to others. Guests will sample signature

dishes from the finest restaurants and wines from award-winning

wineries and vineyards.

The Rotary Club of Pleasantville, founded in 1924, is composed

of men and women representing local community businesses and

occupations. The club meets once a week to take advantage of the

opportunity for Rotary fellowship. It provides the occasion to meet

with fellow members as well as meet with visitors you have not

known before. Warm and personal friendship is the cornerstone of

every great Rotary Club.

The Rotary Club of Pleasantville is dedicated to the basic Rotary

ideals defined in the Object of Rotary. The community is important

to Rotary, and the club has a long tradition of supporting literacy

programs and working in partnership with school systems. Each

year Rotary organizes fundraising events to benefit local projects and

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Facts, Knacks & Snacks

Who/What’s the Caper? You may know them as small pea-like

green things you can typically locate at a supermarket or specialty

deli next to the olives, but they are an oddity to some. Capers are

picked from flower buds, long ahead of the flower blooming. Dried

out in sun and later brined (salted), they are unique in taste. The

cooked and pickled flower buds of a spiny southern European shrub

are expensive. You bet; they are handpicked, due to size. These little

guys can’t be plucked with machines, so every caper you eat is

handpicked, and the smaller the better, which helps in the creation

of specialty dishes such as Chicken Picatta.

Herb Who? As spring is knocking at our door, those of us in the

Northeast who love to grow herbs can get ready to roll. Two tricks to

preserving your stash for the perfect meal include: If you take whole

herb leaves, wash them, pat them dry and wrap the springs in paper

towel or plastic wrap and place in a freezer zip locked bag. Your

herbs will last up to six months in the freezer, or two weeks in the

fridge, depending on what it is. If you prefer to do the work up front,

chop herbs and place in ice cube tray, cover with a few tablespoons

of water and simply freeze. Once frozen, you can transfer them to a

ziploc bag and enjoy them up to six months as well. When you need

a little herb kick in your favorite dish, pop a cube in the skillet — the

water cooks off and you have fresh herb taste.

Did Someone Say Snack? Combine about 20 pitted Kalamata

olives (coarsely chopped), add 1 tablespoon rinsed and drained

chopped capers, a squeeze of fresh lemon (zest optional), blend with

2-3 teaspoons olive oil (combined). Finish with fresh cracked black

pepper. Done! Use for sammies or spreads on crackers or pita chips.

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March Madness for Gardeners

By Marty Collins

While basketball fans anxiously await

the beginning of college tournaments

this month leading to the frenzy of the

Final Four games, gardeners in Putnam,

Westchester, Dutchess and Fairfield

counties are experiencing March Madness

of a sort by starting to sow plant and

vegetable seeds indoors.

Most local home improvement and

garden supply stores are already stocked

with everything home gardeners could

possibly need — and then some. Experienced

gardeners have undoubtedly collected

indoor seed starting equipment

over the years and are ready to go having

already ordered their favorite seeds.

Enthusiastic beginning gardeners,

however, may quickly become overwhelmed

by all the choices and decisions

to be made before a seed is even planted.

What is a hardiness zone and why is it

important? What equipment is necessary?

What is the best seed starting me-

dium? Where does a seed sowing newbie

begin?

Let’s start with the hardiness zone, the

geographically defined area in which a

plant is capable of growing according to

climate conditions. According to the new

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map, which

can be found at http://planthardiness

.ars.usda.gov, Putnam and Westchester

counties are divided into two zones

while Dutchess and Fairfield counties

have three. Seed packets will list proper

zones for growing your seeds.

A great resource for new and experienced

gardeners alike are the Master

Gardeners affiliated with Cornell Cooperative

Extension offices in Putnam

(http://counties.cce.cor nell.edu/

putnam), Westchester (http://cce.cornell.

edu/westchester) and Dutchess (www

.ccedutchess.org) counties. Some CCE

offices such as Putnam, offer a Families

Growing Together program complete

with garden plots for families wanting to

start gardening together. In Connecticut,

Fairfield County gardeners can contact

the University of Connecticut Extension

at www.extension.uconn.edu.

OK, back to starting seeds indoors.

Seed packets list the number of growing

days necessary for each plant to

reach maturity. Most annual flowers and

vegetables should be sown 4 to 8 weeks

before it’s time to transplant them outdoors,

so plan accordingly. In choosing

seeds, keep in mind your outdoor garden

location and know whether a plant needs

full sunlight (six to eight hours per day),

partial sunlight or shade.

Seed containers can be simple recycled

household materials such as small yogurt

cups, egg or milk cartons with drainage

holes cut in the bottom or commercially

produced pre-formed flats made of

pressed peat, plastic or Styrofoam. Each

can be filled with peat pellets, a favorite

among neat freaks and children starting

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March Madness, continued

their first gardens, or with a soilless mix

available at most garden centers. To the

delight of the kids, once the peat pellets

are watered, they swell as if by magic and

fill each space.

Peat cell packs are

similar to pellets but

can stand alone in

a tray, as they are

wrapped in a biodegradable

mesh that

allows them to go

right into the garden

when ready with less

chance of the seedling

experiencing any

transplant shock.

Using a soilless and

sterile mixture for indoor

seed planting is

key. As the name implies,

a soilless mix

contains no dirt. Instead

it is composed

mostly of sphagnum

peat moss, perlite

and vermiculite,

which make it light

in weight to promote

better root growth,

water retention and

air space, all vital to each new plant. It is

also free from disease and contaminants

that can wipe out tender seedlings almost

overnight. Fill each container about twothirds

full with well-moistened mix and

tap lightly to settle.

Sow several seeds in each space and

cover — or not — according to seed

packet directions and lightly mist or water

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er each using a plastic bag, plastic wrap

or the provided seed starting kit dome

to maintain a high humidity level necessary

for germination. Keep containers in

a draft-free location where the temperature

is between 65 and 70 degrees. Use

a spray bottle when water is needed and

don’t forget to mark the containers with

seed names.

Once seedlings have emerged, remove

the plastic covering and place containers

where they will receive 12 to 18 hours of

light per day. Light can be provided by

hanging an inexpensive fluorescent shop

light about a foot above the tops of the

plants. You can now allow the surface of

the soil to dry out before re-watering to

prevent any damping off. Gardeners often

place their seedling flats in shallow

trays allowing for watering from the bottom

up. Once “true” or a second set of

leaves have formed, the seedlings can be

thinned to one per pot.

At this point, seedlings

will need some

supplemental feeding.

A mild weekly dose

of a fertilizer high in

nitrogen and potassium

will encourage

good roots and healthy

growth.

About two weeks

before transplanting

time, start setting the

seedlings outdoors

in a protected area

for a couple of hours

per day to begin their

hardening off process.

Increase their outdoor

exposure gradually

getting them used to

the sun, wind, and cool

nights. Cover them or

bring them indoors if

frost is imminent.

When transplanting,

avoid setting seedlings

into the soil on a windy day or when the

sun is the hottest. Remove each seedling

from its pack, planting one at a time and

to the same depth in the garden before

watering gently.

Good gardening books are plentiful

and can be checked out from a library,

downloaded to an e-reader or purchased

from an online garden site or book store.

And don’t forget to ask a local Master

Gardener for help or assistance.

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Farm-Fresh From Next Door

By Kerry Barger

Known for their proximity to New

York City and suburban appeal, it’s

true that Putnam and Westchester

counties may not be seen as a

food-producing haven. With rocky

topsoil that makes the land suitable

mostly for dairy farming, the lands

of the Hudson Valley have experienced

commercial and business development

as the driving forces of

the local economy.

However, there are such places

that ignore the restrictions of nature

and produce some of the best

tasting farm-fresh food across these

two counties. Unsure of where exactly

to start on this farm-to-table

journey, I took to the Twitterverse

to get some insight from the people

who know the area best — you.

I was initially surprised at the responses

I received, but realized I

shouldn’t have been so surprised

with a community that forms close-knit

connections that frequently celebrate the

benefits of living locally.

My first suggestions came from

Michelle Carter, or should I say

@WestPutReiki. She pointed me to Birdsall

House in Peekskill where the former

Connolly’s used to stand. Since its inception

just a few years ago, the place has

gotten rave reviews, especially for its selection

of craft beers. Living in a world

where Bud and Coors Light have become

staples at even the most local of bars, Birdsall

gives you a chance to explore brews

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that you never have come in contact with

before. Though this new brand of pub is

a beer lover’s hotspot, it’s also known for

its delicious food that spices up the local

flare.

Having just accepted a job in Armonk,

I was excited to see @WestPutReiki recommend

North, a “refined” farm-to-table

restaurant located along Main Street.

The cooking staff ’s use of local products

only adds to the great noncommercial

nature of the hamlet located directly

off of exit 3 on I-684. Carter’s last recommendation

brought me into central

Westchester, with the introduction of

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Mediterranean Eatery

Café of Love on my list of local

places to eat. Its French-American

cuisine provides restaurant-goers

with an out-of-this-country experience

and brings fine eating to the

everyday diner.

Off of the Twittersphere I

tapped into my own community of

Putnam County, “where the country

begins,” to find some farm-totable

spots that give us the appeal

of living close the city while still

enjoying the outdoors-way-of-life.

The Freight House Café in Mahopac

offers up farm-fresh meats to

complement the array of fruits and

vegetables that remind us that real,

slow food still exists. Donna Massaro’s

dynamic menu hits breakfast

through dinner and gives you that

satisfied feeling without feeling disgustingly

full.

Considering the fact that you

need to take the beautiful drive

to the eastern side of Putnam, check out

Tavern at Highlands Country Club. It’s a

great way to feel as if you traveled deep

into the woods to discover tasty food

while honoring the handpicked menu of

goods from this county and beyond.

It’s completely fine if you’ve developed

a taste for fast food or enjoy franchise

restaurants — but you should add a little

more spice to your life by visiting one

of these farm-to-table spots, even if once.

Not only will you be investing in the local

economy, but you’ll also be spending your

money on great tasting, fresh food.

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community

PWP Celebrates Second Year

By Kerry Barger

Each and every month, dozens

of businesswomen across

Putnam County gather for a

night of networking and exchanging

ideas, a stage set for

hardworking members to celebrate

their craft with others.

These businesswomen have

sustained their monthly ritual

for the past two years thanks to

the help of Jamie Imperati, Professional

Women of Putnam’s

founder and president.

“The PWP allows local business owners

and professional women to network in a social

setting and exposes them to information

and resources that will help them grow opportunities,

clientele and profits,” Imperati

said.

Prior to establishing the organization, Imperati

worked in sales and marketing before

moving north to Mahopac in 2003. Having

attended various networking events throughout

her time in Westchester, she wanted to

create a group where like-minded women

could get together to share tips and ideas.

“I was always going to networking groups

in Manhattan and Westchester, but after I

had my kids and started looking around for a

women’s networking group in the area, I realized

there wasn’t one, so I decided to take

the initiative and start the organization,” Imperati

said. “Apparently other women were

looking for this type of organization as well,

because now after two years I have Putnam,

Westchester and Connecticut chapters with a

combined membership of almost 400.”

Imperati was no stranger to networking

startups. After her son turned 5 months

Jamie Imperati

old, she established Whatand

when4kids.com, an online calendar

of events and activities

for kids of all ages in Putnam,

Westchester and parts of the

Hudson Valley. Her perspective

as a mother only added to

her ability to plan and organize

events for the progression of

PWP — she hopes to one day

be able to host lunch meetings,

as well.

“As a mom of two small boys,

I totally understand how difficult

it is for a mom to get out at night,” Imperati

said. “I am extremely fortunate to have

the support system of my loving husband

family to help watch the boys for me.”

The Mahopac resident also hopes to expand

into a “Young Ladies of the PWP” to

help influential businesswomen bestow their

experience on budding professionals.

“We have so many talented and experienced

members in our group, I would love

to see these women become mentors to the

young ladies of our community,” Imperati

said.

For now, Imperati takes solace in the members

that keep coming back for more, as well

as their positive reviews and well-deserved

praise for an organization based on celebrating

the accomplishments of hardworking

women.

“I measure the success of the group by the

testimonials I receive and from all the positive

feedback I hear about the group,” Imperati

said. “Women are telling me that they are

doing business with each other, looking to

each other for advice and referring business

to each other.”

The PWP ladies gathering after their tour of the Frank

Lloyd Wright House on Petra Island on Lake Mahopac.

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Junior Vet Series

V e t e r i n a r y

science is more

than cats and

dogs. Veterinarians

helped conquer

malaria,

yellow fever and

the mystery of

botulism. They

also define and

develop surgical

techniques for humans, including hip

and knee joint replacements and organ and

limb transplants. 4-H Youth Development

is pleased to announce the spring 2012

4-H Junior Vet Series, starting on Monday,

March 12 (continuing March 19, March 26,

April 9, April 16 and April 23). This sixweek

program is open to 12 Putnam County

youth, ages 9-13 years old. Hosted by the

South Putnam Animal Hospital in Mahopac,

youth will have the opportunity to explore a

career in Veterinary Science by shadowing a

local vet. The registration fee is $85 for non

4-H members and $65 for 4-H Members.

To register or for more info, go to www

.cce.cornell.edu/putnam or call 845-278-

6738.

Spring

Garden School

Spend a day with Cornell Cooperative

Extension’s Master Gardener volunteers

and professional educators at the annual

Spring Garden School on Saturday,

March 24. It’s the single best place to

learn four important garden topics: tomatoes,

herbs, choosing the right plants

and guarding against four-legged pests.

You’ll also have a chance to taste herbinfused

goodies made by the Master

Gardeners: dips, spreads, teas, cookies

and more.

Registration is $15 pp or $25 for

two people and includes coffee and

munchies. You can bring your own

brown-bag lunch or visit a nearby restaurant.

Spring Garden School will be

held at the Mahopac Library, 668 Route

6 in Mahopac, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Register by March 20. For more information

or to obtain a registration form,

contact Cornell Cooperative Extension

at 845-278-6738 or www.cce.cornell

.edu/putnam.

Stop in at Frangelina's

Deli for some tasty homestyle

cooking today..

Frangelina’s Deli & Café

Days of Wine and

Roses, a biting drama

by JP Miller made famous

by the 1962 film

starring Jack Lemmon

and Lee Remick, is coming

to The Schoolhouse

Theater March 1-25. The

production is an intense

dramatic portrayal of a

young couple and their

struggles with alcohol

addiction. A play some

called “brilliant ... ahead

of its time,” The Schoolhouse

production will

surely be spellbinding.

Performances of Days of

Wine Roses are Thursdays through Saturdays

at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets

are $33 on Thursday and Friday and $35 on

Saturday and Sunday.

The increasingly popular Talk Back series

continues after the March 4 performance

of Days of Wine Roses with Annah

Perch, executive director of Stepping

Stones, a foundation and also the name

of the home of Bill Wilson, co-founder

of Alcoholics Anonymous. On March 11,

Broadway producer Tony Fusco will be on

hand. Playwright and screenwriter Loring

community

Located at 3867 Danbury Road (Route

6) in the “On the Border” strip in Brewster,

this family-owned and operated deli is

dishing out homestyle Italian food the way

mama used to make it. Grab a pre-made authentic

Italian meal or a pound of their fresh

Boar’s Head products on your way home

tonight. The homemade cheesecake and

Bronx-style breads are worth the stop alone.

They offer sandwich platter catering as well

as café-style eating.

Visit the newly remodeled

location

Monday through

Friday (6 a.m. to 5

p.m.) or Saturday

(6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

Frangelina’s is closed

on Sundays.

‘Days Of Wine And Roses’ Comes

To The Schoolhouse Theater

On display during "Days of Wine and Roses" will be “Blooms and Bottles.”

Above, “Tribute to Leroy,” is by local artist Barbara Dunn

Mandel will close out the Talk Back series

on March 18.

The Gallery at The Schoolhouse will

present “Blooms & Bottles,” an exhibit of

mixed-media artwork by local artists on

view during the run of Days of Wine and

Roses. Hours for gallery viewing vary.

The Schoolhouse Theater and Gallery is

located at 3 Owens Road, Croton Falls, NY,

just off exit 8 on I-684. For theater reservations,

call the box office at 914-277-8477.

More information is available at www.

schoolhousetheater.org.

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pay it forward

Basketball

Shootout

Get ready for the 2012 Community Basketball

Shootout on Sunday, March 11, from 10

a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carmel High School Gym

on Fair Street in Carmel.

This is an opportunity to participate, as a

group or as an individual, and raise funds

for a non-profit organization or community

project. Since 2008, over $43,000 has been

raised with 60 different organizations benefiting

from the proceeds. Each “shooter” obtains

the names of sponsors on a Pledge Form and

shoots for their organization.

It only takes 15 minutes to participate and

take advantage of this easy opportunity to raise

funds. The Shootout is sponsored by the Carmel

Rotary Club and the Carmel High School

Interact Club. Eighty percent of the money

raised will be given to the sponsored organization

and 20 percent will be shared with Carmel

Rotary to continue their community efforts.

To obtain a pledge form, an organization

display form, or for more information, call Al

Lotrecchiano at 845-225-4835 or visit the Carmel

Rotary website at www.carmelrotary.org

and click Shootout.

Local Networking for the

Enterprising Woman

Check out our websites for upcoming events:

www.professionalwomenofputnam.com

www.professionalwomenofwestchester.com

www.professionalwomenofconnecticut.com

IAC Donates to Wounded Warriors

Two donations were given from the Italian

American Citizens Club of Mahoac in support

of The Wounded Warrior Project. These

donations were made possible by proceeds

from their Annual Columbus Day Function.

A $2,500 donation was presented to The

Department of N.Y.-Ladies Auxiliary to the

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States,

Department President’s Special Project,

Wounded Warriors. The presentation was

made by Mary Monte, chief of staff for the

LA-VFW Department of NY, and Irene Ro-

Discover and Connect.

Join us for Ongoing Programs for All Ages

Intimate and Inspirational Shabbat Services

Fridays at 7:30 pm and Saturdays at 10am

845-621-2969

441 Route 6, Mahopac

Email: shortcutsofmahopac@gmail.com

www.shortcutsfamilysalon.com

(845) 628-6133

760 Rt. 6, Mahopac, NY 10541

www.tbsmahopac.org

Interfaith Families Always Welcome

Get the Look You Crave!

Short Cuts

Family

SALON

hde, Department of NY chaplain. They also

expressed their gratitude to the Italian American

Club for honoring such a great cause.

“Our sincere wish is that no veteran be forgotten,”

they said.

The Italian American Club also donated

$500 to a local Wounded Warrior Lance Corporal

John Curtain. Accepting on behalf of

this donation was Director of Veterans Affairs

of Putnam County, Karl Rohde and Past

Commander of VFW-Post 5491, Mahopac,

Charles Monte.

Ask us about

Brazilian Keratin

Straightening!

Cuts s Color s Perms

Updos s Highlighting

Facial Waxing

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community calendar

Bicentennial Events

See Page 20

Ongoing

Cancer Support Groups: Presented by

Support Connection, 40 Triangle Center,

Suite 100, Yorktown Heights. For more

info, call 914-962-6402, email info@

supportconnection.org or visit www

.supportconnection.org.

Thursday, March 1

Coffee and Conversation with Rabbi

Hammerman: Held at the Freight House

Cafe, 609 Rte. 6 in Mahopac, at 10 a.m..

Please join us for a cup of coffee or tea and

some lively conversation. For more information

please call the Temple Beth Shalom office

at 845-628-6133.

Saturday, March 3

Piecing it Together: An exhibition of

works by eight Westchester artists who exemplify

the range of this quintessential modernist

medium in the 21st century. Their piecedtogether

artworks challenge the expected

and the everyday at 31 Mamaroneck Ave. in

White Plains from Feb. 1 to March 22. Call

Kathleen at 914-428-4220 for more info.

Asian Arts and Crafts: Presented by the

Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition.

Learn the ancient skill of origami as well as

Peking Opera mask painting and make-up

from Lin Li of the Peking Opera. Workshops

are offered on Saturdays, March 3-24,

from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Studio Around

the Corner, 67 Main St., Ste. 101, in the Old

Town Hall in Brewster. There is a $10 administration

fee. To register, please email

name, address, age and phone number to

toscac2010@gmail.com and reference “Arts

and Crafts” in the subject line. Open to all

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ages. For more info, visit oththeater.org.

Putnam Arts Council Member's Month:

The Putnam Arts Council hopes to see new

faces here as we celebrate you and the arts.

All are welcome all to attend our annual

Members meeting and Members’ Art exhibit

at 1pm at Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut

Hill Rd in Mahopac. To participate in

this exhibit, which is a membership benefit,

artists (18 yrs and over) are invited to bring

one piece of original fine art, completed

within the last 3 years; please see exhibit prospectus,

available at putnamartscouncil.com

or call 845-803-8622 for further details and

restrictions. There is no entry fee and artists

may join when delivering work, Tuesday 2/21

through Saturday 2/25 from noon to 4pm, at

Belle Levine Art Center.

Sunday, March 4

Movie Showing: Temple Beth Shalom

will be showing the movie, The Debt, starring

Helen Mirren, at 7 p.m. The public is

welcome to attend and although walk-ins

are welcome, we would appreciate an RSVP

so that we know how much cake and coffee

to set up for. For info, call the TBS office at

845-628-6133.

Tuesday, March 6

Orientation to Raise a Guiding Eyes Puppy:

Guiding Eyes for the Blind will hold a series

of orientation classes for anyone interested

in becoming a volunteer puppy raiser or

puppy sitter for the nonprofit organization.

Puppy raisers welcome 8-week-old puppies

into their homes then with full support from

Guiding Eyes, they love, nurture, and educate

the puppies for a 14- to 16-month period before

sending them off to their calling as guide

dogs. All individuals welcome. FREE. Classes

are 2/28, 3/6, and 3/20 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at

Canine Development Center, 361 Route 164

in Patterson. MUST attend all three classes.

RSVP required. To learn more prior to attending

the class, contact Nicole Guite at

845-230-6406 or nguite@guidingeyes.org or

visit www.guidingeyes.org/volunteer.

Book Club: The Temple Beth Shalom

Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. to discuss the

format and book selections for future Book

Club meetings. The public is welcome to attend

and participate. For info, call the TBS

office at 845-628-6133.

Wednesday, March 7

Purim: Celebrate at Temple Beth Shalom

(760 Rte. 6, Mahopac) beginning at 5 p.m.

with a carnival and dinner, followed by the

reading of the Megillah (Book of Esther) at

approximately 6:30 p.m. Members of the

community are welcome. Costumes encouraged.

For more info call the TBS office

at 845-628-6133.

Taking Charge of Your Personal Financial

Future: Offered by the Putnam Community

Services Network, an educational

program of the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

After attending this interactive workshop,

participants will leave with personal

financial tools that can be easily implemented

to make better decisions in planning,

budgeting, managing credit and avoiding

financial pitfalls. The workshop will include

a 30-minute session of one-to-one Q&A

where attendees may ask personal questions

confidentially to a volunteer financial

planner or credit counselor. This workshop

is free (preregistration is required) and will

be held at Mahopac Public Library, 668

Route 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. For more info,

contact Mary Ann Luna at mluna@uwwp.

org or 914-997-6700, Ext. 740. A copy of

the registration form is available at www

.cce.cornell.edu/putnam.

Chess Classes: The Brewster Public Li-

BREWSTER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

MARCH DINNER & NETWORKING MEETING

Wednesday, March 21 at 6 p.m.

$30.00pp, Reservations Required

Tom and Jerry's, Route 22, Brewster

845-279-2477

16 Mount Ebo Rd. South, Ste 12A

Brewster, NY 10509

info@brewsterchamber.com

www.brewsterchamber.com

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ary will offer chess classes on Wednesdays

from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. starting through

March 28 for children in grades K-8. Fee is

$50. Register at the Brewster Public Library

at 79 Main St. or call 845-279-6421 for info.

Saturday, March 10

Freezin’ For A Reason: Jump in Lake Mahopac

To Cure Cystic Fibrosis at Mahopac

Golf Club from 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m; jump in

time is 4:45-4:46 p.m.; and fundraiser party

5-10 p.m. Jumpers qualify for free admission

and T-shirt with minimum of $100 in

sponsorships. Your generous gift will be

used efficiently and effectively — nearly 90

cents of every dollar of Foundation revenue

goes to support vital cystic fibrosis (CF) research,

medical and education programs. For

more info on the event and other donation

opportunities, visit www.freezinforcystic

fibrosis.com.

Westchester Wine Expeirence: See page

24.

Kayu Trunk Show at Beehive Co-Op: For

one day only get an exclusive look at Kayu’s

Spring/Summer 2012 collection of handbags

and sunglasses. The event will feature

Kayu’s newest collection, which includes

clutches made from mother-of-pearl and

wood, straw totes with leather handles and

sunglasses made of bamboo. All of Kayu’s

items are eco-friendly and handmade! This

is a rare opportunity to purchase the collection

prior to it being released to the general

public. With every sale a donation is

made toward sight restoring surgeries in

India and school supplies for children in

Cambodia. Trunk show will be held at Beehive

Co-op, 337 East Main St. in Mt. Kisco,

from noon-5 p.m. For more info, call Karen

at 617-515-9240 or e-mail marketing@

kayudesign.com.

Scribes at the Studio: The Town of South-

east Cultural Arts Coalition presents Saturday

Scribes at the Studio. Beginning March

10, join us for a reading by a published author,

followed by open mic time, on the second

Saturday of every month from 7 p.m.-9

p.m. For more info, visit www.oththeater.org.

Sunday, March 11

Maple Sugaring Party: Come to Greenburgh

Nature Center at 99 Dromore Rd. in

Scarsdale from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. to celebrate

the end of winter and the peak of the maple

sugaring season, when the warming

daytime temperatures encourage the sap

to flow. Family events include depictions

of Native American and Colonial-style

sugaring sites, crafts, and candy and ice

cream making. Refreshments, provided

by The Riviera Bakehouse, will be available

for purchase. Early registration rates:

members: $4; non-members: $8. Day of

event rates: members: $8; non-members:

$12. The event will take place rain or

shine. Sponsored in part by L.L. Bean,

Mrs. Green’s Natural Market in Scarsdale,

REI, ShopRite, WFAS, Whole Foods Market,

and Westchester County Parks. For

more info, call 914-723-3470 or go to www.

greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Basketball Shootout: See page 30

Monday, March 12

Jr. Vet Series Begins: See page 29

Wednesday, March 14

Foster Parents Needed: United Way of

Westchester and Putnam Seeks Foster Parents:

Have you ever considered being a foster

parent but aren’t sure where to start?

There are hundreds of foster care children

in Westchester County who are in need of a

safe, temporary home. Learn more about foster

care, eligibility or sign up for an orienta-

It’s Time for a

community calendar

Girls Night!

Host a Passion Party

Call Linda G.

Passion Parties

Independent

Consultant

(914) 484-6488

lingev85@yahoo.com

www.YourToyFairy.com

tion by calling United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline.

Orientations are scheduled for every first and

third Wednesday of the month through December

2012.

Friday, March 16

David Frenette presents Centering

Prayer: Held at the Garrison Institute, Rte.

9D at Glenclyffe in Garrison. This retreat

training provides guidance and encouragement

for Centering Prayer practitioners,

particularly those who sometimes feel

stuck in their practice, discouraged by

their thoughts or struggles to find God (all

of us!), and for anyone who wants to take

their practice to the next level. These teachings

are specifically geared toward providing

practical help for people at all degrees

of experience: beginning, intermediate

and advanced. These instructions and experiences

help you open to God’s life in

your contemplative practice, enfolding

your own efforts to find God in the abundance

of Christ’s grace. For more info or

for registration, visit www.garrisoninstitute

.org or call Contemplative Outreach Resource

Center, 973-838-3384, olsiana@coutreach.org.

Saturday, March 17

St. Patrick's Day Events: See page 12

Sunday, March 18

Hope for Heroes Game Dinner: Second

Annual Hope for Heroes Game Dinner will

be held at 4 p.m. at The Terrace Club, 825

South Lake Blvd. in Mahopac. Cost $75 per

person. We have some great prizes lined up

this year. Just a reminder that we sold out last

year so if you would like to attend this event

you should make your reservations early. We

are a 501-C3 Foundation so your donation is

tax deductible.

Hostesses Get FREE GIFTS -

Book Your Party Today!

Fun and Educational

Private In-Home

Parties for Girls Only!

Books, bedroom

novelties, massage

essentials, lingerie,

edibles and more!

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community calendar

Tuesday, March 20

Familes ‘Growing’ Together: Do you

want to provide healthier food for your

family and help fight the child obesity epidemic?

Then take a “step up to health" with

this year-long gardening program for 20

Putnam families with children. This program

will provide an opportunity to learn

to plan a vegetable garden, grow vegetables

from seed, nurture your plants and your

family — and harvest your crops at their

best. Your children (5 and up) will have

fun learning too. There will be games and

activities, hands-on science experiments

and kid-friendly recipes your children can

prepare. Each family will be given their

own 20' x 20' garden plot for a year in the

Tilly Foster Farm Community Garden in

Brewster. Every month starting October

20, the families will learn something new

about growing food and eating healthier.

For more information, call 845-278-6738

or e-mail pcm6@cornell.edu.

B.I.G. Inspiration For Women: The

B.I.G. Northern Westchester pod meeting

will be held on Tuesday, March 20th at Season’s

American Bistro & Lounge in Somers,

from 12 - 2 p.m. with speaker will be

Staci Clarke, The Maximizer talking about

“Brainstorming Business Ideas.” Bring your

gadgets and your business cards. For more

info or to RSVP, visit www.justthinkbig.us

or email Lauralee Donnelly, at lauraleed@

mac.com. First meeting is free. Lunch is

available for $15 (optional).

Thursday, March 22

Coffee and Conversation with Rabbi

Hammerman: Held 11 a.m. at the Tazza Cafe

Heritage Hills Shopping Center, Somers.

Please join us for a cup of coffee or tea and

some lively conversation. For info, call the

Temple Beth Shalom office at 845-628-6133.

Friday, March 23

Women’s Expo: The Women of the ELCA

Reservations Requested

(WELCA) chapter at Grace Lutheran Church

is holding their 5th annual Women’s Expo

on Friday, March 23 from 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Admission is free and open to both men and

women. The Expo showcases local businesses

owned and/or managed by women. There will

be a wide selection of jewelry, home goods,

kitchen and culinary, earth-friendly personal

care, household care, candles, stamping and

crafts items on display, as well as services.

Grace Lutheran Church is located at 3830

Gomer Street (corner of Curry and Gomer)

in Yorktown Heights. Call the church office

at 914 245-5737 for more info. Contact Elizabeth

Bauerlein at ebauerlein@yahoo.com.

Saturday, March 24

Dead End at Bitter End: See page 35

Comedy Night: Taormina Restaurant

presents a comedy night with Nick Cobb

(MC), Chris DiStefano, Emma Willmann

and Miguel Dalmau. Plus, music by Dennis

Dell. Taormina is located at 59 Hudson

Ave. in Peekskill. Doors open at 7 p.m.,

show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets include show,

hot and cold buffet, dessert bar, wine,

beer, soda and coffee, and are $49.95 pp

(excl. tax and gratuity). Reservations and

advance ticket purchase required. For

tickets and info, call 914-739-4007.

Spring Garden School: See page 29

Friday, March 30

Music Makes a Difference: Concert for

Cancer: The Yorktown Leo Club is preparing

to hold their 4th annual concert for

cancer for Support Connection. The event

will be held at Yorktown Stage (1974 Commerce

Street, Yorktown Heights). Local

bands from Yorktown, Mahopac and Croton

will be performing for the wonderful

cause. Tickets are $5 in advance from the

Leo Club, any participating band or at the

Support Connection office (40 Triangle

Center, Suite 100, Yorktown Heights) or $7

at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the

The Freight House

Cafe Presents

show will begin at 7 p.m. Please send donation

and sponsorship inquiries to mmad

benefit@aol.com. For more info, call Support

Connection at 914-962-6402 or email

mmadbenefit@aol.com.

Saturday, March 31

Fishkill Cares for Cats: A community

event with music, face painting, food, humane

education information, exhibitors,

and raffles! Noon-4:30 p.m. The Animal

Rights Alliance, Inc. (T.A.R.A.), a low-cost

feline spay/neuter mobile clinic, is coming

to Fishkill Cares for Cats! Feline services are

available by appointment only. There are a

limited number of slots, so hurry! Feline drop

off 7:30 a.m.-8:15 a.m., pick up 4 p.m.-4:30

p.m. Go to www.soundearth.com/Fishkill-

Cares or call 845-489-2378 to schedule your

appointment or to sponsor a cat. Located at

Fishkill Town Hall, 807 Route 52, Fishkill.

Register Now

Putnam Family & Community Services’

Adult Team Spelling Bee: Does your

team have what it takes to be Putnam’s

2012 champion spellers? Teams of 4, cheerleaders,

and spectators welcome. Advance

registration required; must be 21. Seating

is limited; register early. All proceeds

benefit the programs of Putnam Family &

Community Services. The Spelling Bee will

be held Thursday, April 19, from 5:30 p.m.-

9:30 p.m. at Starr Ridge Banquet Center in

Brewster. For more information, sponsorship

opportunities, or to register online,

visit www.PFCSinc.org/events.html. You

can also like us at www.facebook.com/

PFCSinc, or contact Cheryl McKeever at

845-225-2700, Ext. 136.

Events subject to change, please

call ahead. For the most up-to-date

listings or to submit your own event,

visit eventfulmagazine.com

Cafe After Dark

Every Thursday Night from 7:30-10:30 pm

Ages 30 & Over s Music s Pasta & Salad

at the Freight House Cafe 609 Route 6, Mahopac, NY

845.628.1872 www.TheFreightHouseCafe.com

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THE BITTER END’s stage has seen Lady Gaga

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Billy Joel • Stevie Wonder • Frank Zappa

Bette Midler • Van Morrison • Norah Jones

Jim Croce • Neil Diamond • and now .....

DEAD END

ROCKS NEW YORK CITY!

Come with us to THE BITTER END!

Saturday, March 24th

Call 914-841-5314 for more information on how to join us.


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