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departments & columns

Restaurants & Reviews

Hit the Spot: King Street

Restaurant & Bar p. 5

Donna’s Dishes: Kale p. 6

Who’s Got It: Brunch p. 6

Cooking with Kids p. 7

Kids Corner p. 11

Mother's Day Crafts

Beauty & Style p. 14

Eventful Hair Styles

Wellness p. 16

Crossfit 101

Outdoors p. 18



Sports p. 29

Community p. 30

Pay it Forward p. 31

Rewind p. 33

Community Calendar p. 35

Letter from the Publisher

I am humbled by the Eventful readers and am so thankful for

your loyalty.

During our burger contest we received an overwhelming

amount of votes in. People really love their burgers and they

could not wait to let us know which burger was the best in the

area. I am not going to spoil the results, but you can read all

about the contest on page 8.

May is our home improvement issue and there are some great Rebecca Bertoldi

tips inside to help homeowners.

Additionally, there is so much good food in this issue that you can almost smell

the incredible aroma lifting off of the pages. Read the Hit the Spot or Donna’s Dishes

to get your mouth watering.

Then of course Eventful has you covered for Mother’s Day. Learn about a delicious

breakfast you can make your favorite woman or check out Who’s Got It to

find out what eateries are serving brunch—because you know that mom should not

have to do the cooking that day.

As faithful supporters of those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, this

issue has a spotlight on flag etiquette in honor of Memorial Day on page 26.

I am so excited as we move closer to June. Our chefs for the Eventful Cookoff

have been announced and I cannot wait to see what they do with bacon. Come on

down and check out the fun. There are still a few tickets left for those who want to

taste test all of the creations. Log on to to help the judges narrow

down the best dish in each category.

Thank you for being Eventful!


Rebecca Bertoldi


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Tuesday, May 14 at 8 a.m.

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Professional Women of Putnam

Wednesday, May 15 from 6-8 p.m.

Arturo’s @ 878 Route 6, Mahopac

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Brewster Chamber of Commerce

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Features Editor

Faith Ann Butcher

Food Editor/Photographer

Nicole Gallagher

Sports Editor/Photographer

Ray Gallagher

Beauty & Style Editor

Sarah Brianna

Contributing Editor

Kerry Barger

Contributing Editor

Rich Monetti

Contributing Editor

Marty Collins

Copy Editor

Crystal McKenna

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Gary Schoenfeld

Advertising Manager

Maria Russo


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•restaurants & reviews•

Hit the Spot: King Street Restaurant & Bar

By Nicole Gallagher

Our travels this month took us to King

Street in Chappaqua. After a positive encounter

at the Westchester Wine Experience,

my publisher ascertained that we had

to sample more of this location’s food. Just

two minutes off the Saw Mill River Parkway,

King Street Restaurant & Bar, located at 76

King Street in Chappaqua, became our dinner


After we parked in the lot behind the restaurant,

we ventured up a few short steps to

our first decision — would we dine al fresco

in a Manhattan-style café area where we

could enjoy the fresh air, warm breeze and

the buzz of King Street, or dine inside surrounded

by a family friendly pub-style atmosphere

with clean and simple décor?

Dark black tables, a white tile floor and red

booths lined the left wall, leaving nearly two

dozen tables spaciously separated for exquisite

dining. The beautiful, low-lit chandeliers

set a perfect ambiance. The décor on the

walls, consisting of mirrors and wine bottles,

provide a perfect setting for an upscale pub.

A full-service bar with seating for 12 provides

a great starting place to sample a wine,

ale or fresh-mixed cocktail. We chose to remain

indoors, this time.

King Street is just over a year old but has a

culinary team with years of experience, and

it is evident. They have successfully nailed

casual-style American dining with culinary

options for the entire family. While couples

and small groups did gather, so too did families

with well-behaved children in tow. The

mix of clientele was perfect, suiting the design

of owner Roy Reeves. The varying menu

keeps culinary-trained Chef Jordan Lucchini

cooking in-season with fresh local vegetables.

Lucchini doesn’t just add in a few specials

to complement seasonal eats; he creates

an entire menu around the food. This brilliant

idea gives diners fresh choices seasonally.

Fear not, regulars; classic menu items remain

from season to season for those of you

who satisfy your hankering for King Street’s

favored items.

You can currently experience the new

spring/summer menu. We suggest not skipping

the Long Island Duck Breast — thinsliced

duck plated with white sweet potatoes,

portabella, asparagus and leek hash, served

in a merlot reduction. We loved the Flatbread

Pizza — pesto, hearts of palm and sundried

tomatoes all topped with pulled chicken and


Returning menu contenders and agreeable

crowd-pleasers include: Ahi Tunatare —

crushed avocado topped with fresh tuna over

a bed of thinly sliced cucumbers; Capacci of

Ruby & Golden Beets Salad — tossed mixed

greens layered with creamy goat cheese, pistachio

nuts and a lemon thyme dressing;

Braised Short Rib and Brie Sliders — they

come topped with caramelized onions and

truffle aioli on mini brioche rolls.

The kid’s menu has the usual staples, including

chicken fingers and burgers, but with

the variety of smaller plate options, it allows

diners with children an option for variety

for those with a wider range or maybe even

some adults with a small appetite. Save room

for dessert; all are house-made but I highly

recommend the Banana Bread Pudding.

Topped with chocolate ice-cream, it’s a light

and a delightful finish.

King Street Restaurant & Bar is budget

friendly and open seven days a week for

lunch, dinner, and all-weekend brunch (yup,

Saturday too... what a clever idea). Hours of

operation: Lunch is Monday through Friday,

11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dinner is Sunday

to Tuesday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday and

Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday,

4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Brunch is Saturday

and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations

accepted for larger groups; call 914-238-

9600. King Street can accommodate private

parties. Price Range: Lunch entrees from $12

to $20; dinner entrees from $19 to $27; sandwiches

and burgers from $13 to $20. Brunch

entrée, $7 to $16. Children’s entrees, $8. You

can order a three-course prix fixe dinner for

only $24.95 daily from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or all

night on Mondays; it includes an appetizer,

entrée and dessert. The fact is, King Street offers

fabulous specials all week long. Tuesdays

are two-for-one burgers. Tuesdays are also

bring-your-own-wine night (no corkage fee).

Half-price wine night on Wednesdays and

Thank You Thursdays, which is a free dessert

with an entrée.

Owner Roy Reeves has many shining stars

at the King Street Restaurant & Bar, including

top-dog culinary-trained Chef Jordan

Lucchini. His creations were executed flawlessly,

making our experience relaxed and

memorable and had us sad when our plates

were empty. From the minute of arrival to the

minute of departure, the staff was uplifting,

engaging and happy. The balance of their tableside

time with us was perfect. King Street

Restaurant & Bar had all the components of

an excellent dining experience. Grab your

keys, hit the Saw Mill and check them out; it

will be worth it. Visit them at 5


By Donna Massaro

Kale... the queen of greens has been around

for 3,000 years. Originating in the Eastern

Mediterranean, it is one of the top 10 healthiest

foods to add to your diet. A cousin to cabbage,

broccoli and collard greens, this super

food can grow well into the winter and becomes

a little sweeter after the frost hits it.

There are so many health benefits of kale. It

is high in beta carotene, vitamin K (which is

necessary for normal blood clotting, antioxidant

activity and bone health) and vitamin C.

Kale creates a chemical called sulforaphane

when you chop it up, which has potent anticancer

properties. Boiling kale decreases its

levels of sulforaphane, but steaming or stir frying

doesn’t seem to result in much loss. Kale

Who's Got It: Brunch

Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill: 91 Main St., Cold

Spring; 845-265-5582;

Crabtree’s Kittle House Inn: 11 Kittle

Road (Route 117), Chappaqua; 914-666-


King Street Restaurant & Bar: 76 King

Street, Chappaqua; 914-238-9600; www.

Hudson House: 2 Main Street, Cold


McKinney & Doyle’s: 10 Charles Colman

Blvd., Pawling; 845-855-3707;

Ramiro’s 954: 954 Route 6, Mahopac; 845-

•restaurants & reviews•

also contains indole-3-carbinol, a

chemical that boosts DNA repair in

cells. It appears to block the growth

of cancer cells. In one cup of kale

there are 36 calories, 5 grams of

fiber and 15 percent of your daily

requirement for calcium.

Now, too much kale is no good.

As with anything, moderation is the

key. If you are taking anticoagulants such

as warfarin, you should avoid kale all together.

The high levels of vitamin K can interfere

with the drugs. Kale contains oxalates that

can interfere with the absorption of calcium.

When choosing kale, look for firm, deep

colored leaves that have hearty stems. Store it

unwashed in an airtight ziptop bag for five to

seven days.

There are so many ways to eat kale. You can

use it in a salad by massaging the leaves with

olive oil and lemon juice; add sea salt and pepper

and any kind of veggies you like.


Shadows on the Hudson: Rinaldi

Blvd., Poughkeepsie; 845-


The Chophouse Grille: 957

Route 6 Mahopac; 845-628-8300;

The Terrace Club: 825 South

Lake Blvd., Mahopac; 845-621-


The Boathouse: 800 Westerly Road (just

North of the Ossining train station), Ossin-



You can sauté it... chop

some onion, garlic and ginger. Flavor with salt

and pepper, and sautée in olive oil.

Chop it small and add garbanzo beans, onions,

quinoa, garlic, salt, pepper, vinegar and

olive oil.

But here is a recipe I just came up with the

other night and it was good...

Yield 2 servings

Donna's Kale Recipe

½ red onion, diced small

You will need:

1 cup frozen peas


2 Tbsp. olive oil

Sauté pan

Salt and pepper to taste


Wash and cut yams and boil.

2 cutting boards — one for produce and In the meantime, sauté the chicken in ol-

one for chicken

ive oil. While that is cooking chop garlic,

4 chicken cutlets, cut into small cubes onion, and ginger. Flip chicken. Remove

2 yams, skin on, cut into small cubes chicken and cut into small cubes. Add eve-

2 cloves of garlic, diced small

rything to sauté pan. Plate and eat. So easy,

Thumb size amount of ginger, diced so good, so healthy!


Move over spinach….here comes kale!

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By Nicole Gallagher

Kids of all ages love to make things

for their mama. Move over mom and

let your kids create this make-ahead

baked-overnight sweet-as-mom

crème brûlée French toast. The only

thing this breakfast will leave behind

is crumbs.

Overnight Crème Brûlée

French Toast for Mom

½ cup (1 stick) butter

1 cup brown sugar, packed

2 Tbsp. corn syrup

1 loaf bread (day-old challah or

French bread)

6 eggs

1 ½ cups half and half

1tsp. vanilla

½ cup raisins (optional)

½ cup walnuts or almond slices (op-

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Cooking with Kids Mommy Dearest


Have an adult: Melt butter, brown sugar

and corn syrup in small saucepan over

medium heat. Spray a 13x9x2 aluminum

throw-away pan with non-stick cooking

spray. Spread the butter and sugar mix-

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ture evenly throughout the pan.

Have kids: Crack eggs into bowl.

Pour in half and half and vanilla,

whisk together.

Tip: If you pre-measure into smaller

bowls it will help younger kids feel

like they are a part of the process.

Slice bread into thick slices and

place over the butter-sugar mixture.

Top bread with the egg-milk mixture.

Sprinkle nuts and raisins on top

(optional). Cover mixture with aluminum

foil and put in fridge overnight.

On Mother’s Day, pre-heat oven

to 350. Bake uncovered for 40 minutes.

Slice and serve. Dish serves 6-8.

Add some fresh sliced strawberries. This

breakfast is easy and without any mess

Mother’s Day morning, affording everyone

extra time to spend with mom.


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The Votes Are In

Here are your top four burger places:

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The Derek

The Marquez

The Nacho Burger

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The Tony Danza

The Trifecta

The Weeping Wop


Freight House



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Mon. - Fri.: 9am - 5pm, Sat. & Sun: 10am - 3pm

Crossroads Deli

616 Route 6, Mahopac • 845-628-3139

Burgers Voted For:

Fraser Burger

Pats Burger

The Ceaser Burger

The Redneck Burger

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Big Boy Burger

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By Nicole Gallagher

All year long, Mom is busy taking care

of her family, doing her best to make sure

everyone stays on the right track. Doesn’t

Mom deserve a day off? I appreciate my

mom every day, so making Mother’s Day

special is pretty hard, but it doesn’t have to

be difficult. Keeping it simple may be the

best recipe for a successful Mother’s Day.

Don’t go crazy trying to find the perfect gift

or preparing the perfect meal to make the

day shine, just spend time with your mom.

“Mom time” is something priceless at any

age, especially if you’re grown up and have

started your own family. Circle May 12 to

mark it as a quality “mom time” day, making

sure you do something you and your

mom love to do together.

There are lots of things you can do as a

family on Mother’s Day as well. With a little

planning, you can have a wonderful day

filled with memories to last a lifetime with-

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out a lot of money spent.

Making a delicious breakfast

in bed or pampering

her with a home spa is

sure to make her feel like a

queen. Make sure you plan

activities that you know

she’ll enjoy and remember.

Mother’s Day festivities

should be a relaxing day

for mom, free from stress

and work.

Crafty Mother’s Day

Family portraits sound like torture?

They don’t have to be. Many photographers

will work by the hour to hang out

at parks or other scenic locations with you

and your family to capture some family

time without all the studio lights bright in

your face. Getting an updated family photo

is a fun way to remember the day with all

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the generations of your family. Plus, using

the, “Oh, it’s Mother’s Day” card, ensures

your gang will likely cooperate, especially

if there’s a barbeque or some type of selfindulgence

involved. Schedule the picture

ahead of time, that way you have the prints

on Mother’s Day, ready for delivery over

tea or lunch. Organize the photos into a

family scrapbook and include short stories

about your family and the events of that

year. Have everyone participate, from kids

to your own mom. Have everyone make

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entries about you and what they love about you being their mom/

grandmother. Include favorite recipes, accomplishments, and

thoughts on being a mom at that time. These simple thoughts may

be fresh now, but in years ahead you will forget things, and this

would be a wonderful way to catalog, look back and share with

future generations.

A Little ‘Me Time’

Do something for yourself. A little “me” time without guilt is

a perfect Mother’s Day gift to you, from you. Allow yourself to

relax and enjoy your family. Let the kitchen go, the dust bunnies

fly and the laundry pile up. Better yet, make a list of the things

that you could use a little help with — ask the kids or your hus-

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Located at 16 Mt. Ebo Road South, the

fun is not only nearby, but a great way to keep your kids active with

the inflatable indoor bounce houses.

Kid Escape is not just for the little ones. At night it converts to

Night Escape in the dark. Teens enjoy moonlight bouncing, strobe

and laser lights, dancing and DJ play lists.

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pick up after everyone. It is a simple, yet highly suggested, form of

love for mom. You may never find your misplaced dishes, but let

loose and celebrate yourself for a change. Take a day to enjoy your

family and cherish your relationship with your children. Want to

be alone for a little while? Just ask. Read a book or check off an

HBO/Pay-Per-View movie on your list... you can without guilt on

Mother’s Day, so pick what you want to do!

Mother’s Day Eating

The Mother’s Day brunch is a traditionally a go-to for a lot of

people, but I say try something new. I love a good dining experience

with no dishes, but if you have small children you know

sometimes it is just not fun to be out on the town. It can be more

stressful than successful. Try a picnic in the park. Ask your family

to purchase or prepare some of your favorite eats and head to

a local park. The weatherman is calling for rain? Try spreading

out a blanket your living room — ask younger kids to decorate

with pillows... they will have fun doing something for you and I

can promise these memories will last a lifetime. It could become

your favorite venue. Trying to accommodate families, including

in-laws, can get tricky. You don’t want to leave anyone out, even if

the day is about you. Have your “me time” in the morning/early

afternoon; then maybe ask for everyone to come for a late lunch

or dinner. Keep it simple, or just order out, so no one mom in

particular has to do all the work. Rest easy with a glass of wine (or

two) and enjoy the extended family as well.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms — especially mine, xoxo!

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•beauty & style•

Beautiful Hairstyles

for an Eventful Season

By Sarah Brianna

Prom and wedding season is upon us

and often it is hard to choose the perfect

hair style for such an elegant occasion.

With endless options, narrowing it down

to a single style can be a challenging task.

When weighing the different choices, there

are a few things you should keep in mind.

The style of the dress you are wearing really

sets the tone for the look you are creating,

so that is the first thing to consider. What

is your personality like? That is a question

that often will determine if you are going

for a dramatic look or a clean and simple

look. Remember that working with what

body type you have is also very important.

You want to accentuate how you look in a

positive manner, and there are always ways

to adapt different looks to your own comfort


Bountiful and voluminous tresses are

always gorgeous. Big, bouncy curls are the

perfect style for most women with hair

longer than shoulder-length. This hairstyle

can turn a plain look to beyond glamorous

and it can also take a dramatic look

and make it more polished. If you are petite,

you want to avoid too much volume.

A style with heavy volume can overwhelm

how you appear when you have a small

frame. Just adapt the style to your needs

and keep the curls farther from your roots

and closer to your ends.

Straight and sleek hair can be very sultry

for women with any hair length. It

is perfect to pair with a sexy dress or a

long gown. This hairstyle is timeless and

will still look great when you look back

at pictures 20 years from now. This safe

yet classic hairstyle is perfect for the girl

who doesn’t take risks with her looks often.

Most women can wear their straight,

smooth hair down but I do not recommend

this if you have very long hair and

are bottom heavy. When you have long,

straight hair it streamlines directly down

and can enhance the appearance of your

pear shape. An alternative adaptation for a

woman who is bottom-heavy is to wear it

in a very slick, chic updo. On the other side

of this fashion, I do not recommend the

same look for the girl who has a big bust

and small hips. The sleek updo will make

your body look significantly larger than intended

when compared to the size of your

head. With any body type this well-put-together

look is certainly achievable and will

look sophisticated forever.

An updo is traditionally how women

wear their hair for special occasions like

weddings and prom. This year we are

seeing a more modern twist on this classic

look. Braids are a huge trend this year

and a great example of how an updo can

be modernized by taking intricate braids

and weaving them into traditional curls.

Another contemporary take on a timeless

look is the oversized bun. This appears to

be the biggest trend of 2013. A great way

to combine all of these beautiful looks is

to ask your hairstylist to intertwine a braid

into your oversized bun. An updo can be

adapted to fit all different looks and is perfect

for any woman with long enough hair

to put up.

Now that you have taken into consideration

your different options it should be

easy to narrow down what kind of look you

want to achieve. Just start by asking yourself

if you want dramatic or subdued hair.

Once you have decided on that you can

adapt any type of style to fit your needs.

From hair up or down, trendy or classic,

and curly or straight, these guidelines

should make your quest for the perfect

locks a breeze.

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CrossFit 101

By Heather Clark

During the spring, people are not only

trying to improve their homes by cleaning

and renovating, but they are also trying to


CrossFit is a self-improvement fitness

program built on “the belief of fitness.” The

program was developed by Greg Glassman,

a highly regarded coach who defined

fitness in a meaningful way. The three most

important beliefs of CrossFit methodology

are safety, efficacy and efficiency, which can

be supported by the measurable, observable

and repeatable facts that are learned by

all who participate in CrossFit. According

to CrossFit theory, the definition of fitness

is increased work capacity across broad

time and model domains. The capacity is

the ability to do the work required of a person.

Since its creation, CrossFit has become a

community of people who work together

on various workouts. The community aspect

of CrossFit is what makes it thrive.

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gym, there is a large

community of people

who strive to help

one another improve

their bodies and their


So what does Cross-

Fit offer? There are

several websites, created

by CrossFit, that

offer daily workouts to

help users create their

own fitness regime. By

creating their own fitness plans, a people

get the training they need and support to

become fit. Some people who do CrossFit

read and write in journals that offer extended

instruction on how to get the best

out of the workouts offered on the websites.

Worldwide, CrossFit has more than

5,500 gyms and more than 35,000 CrossFit


The CrossFit Games, where the Fittest

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people from 73 countries

competed in five

different workouts

over five weeks in

2012. In the Regional,

the top athletes from

each region advance

to a live competition.

Only the very

best are permitted to

advance to the final

stage, the CrossFit

Games, which take

place every summer

in Los Angeles, Calif.

The Games are different

every year and no

details are announced until the day of each

event. At the end of the Games, the Fittest

people on Earth are the most distinguished

out of all the athletes.

Would you like to become a Cross-

Fit trainer? CrossFit provides worldwide

training seminars that are highly accredited.

There are three levels of seminars. The

first, the Trainer Course, is an introductory

course that teaches people of the methods,

concepts and moves that CrossFit uses. The

instruction that is provide in this introductory

course include framework, different

programs to better improve one’s training

results, and nutritional strategies. The

courses are taught in small groups with little

intensity so that the people taking the

course focus mainly on improving their

technique. The second level, L1, provides

its attendees with a better understanding

of the methods used at CrossFit and gives

them an education from which to begin

training others in CrossFit. The final level

tests the training skills of the new coach.

Adults are not the only ones who can

improve their fitness. CrossFit offers a

program specially designed for kids of all

ages. The courses that children take teach

them to be well rounded when it comes to

every sport available to them. The goal of

CrossFit Kids is not for kids to strive to be

good at one thing, but instead for children

to embrace and understand everything

and anything that has to do with fitness

and helping their self-image. CrossFit Kids

focuses on 10 fitness domains, including

cardiovascular and respiratory endurance,

stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed,

coordination, agility, balance and accuracy.

As the weather heats up, be sure to add

self-improvement to your to-do list.

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By Lesley Kyle

Kayaking has become an increasingly popular

sport and pastime in recent years. First

officially introduced as a competitive Olympic

sport in 1936, kayaking has since become

a hobby for outdoor enthusiasts around the

world. The hearty Inuit people of the Arctic,

who built their boats on wooden frames with

animal hides, developed the first kayaks. These

kayaks were used more for transportation and

for hunting rather than for sport, as they are

more commonly used today. Whether you

want to relax and reconnect with nature,

view the landscape from a boat instead of

a bike or car, or get some exercise and an

adrenaline rush, a variety of kayaking options

are available to you. Your kayaking

adventure begins with the equipment you’ll

need to enjoy this dynamic activity.

Kayak or Canoe:

Which Is Right for You?

There are many differences between kayaks

and canoes. The most obvious difference

will become apparent when you first

try to get in! Kayaks have closed tops where

the kayaker’s legs are positioned in front in a

seated position. Canoes, on the other hand, are

open, making them more suitable than a kayak

for hauling fishing gear and other bulky supplies.

The hull of the kayak protects the kayaker’s

legs from the elements, but makes it less

practical for toting supplies. If you’re planning

a leisurely summer camping trip where you’ll

be traveling with tents, fishing gear and other

sundries, a canoe will likely be a better solution

for your boating needs. Canoes can typically

accommodate up to three people; kayaks most

commonly fit only one or two people aboard.

Canoes are often seen with families aboard,

paddling downstream on a calm lake and

moving at a leisurely pace. Built for speed and

sometimes prone to rollovers, kayaks can be a

challenge to control, especially for the uninitiated.

The lean and aerodynamic design of the

kayak makes it well suited for racing and fastpaced

white water rafting. Most commonly

made from lightweight plastic or fiberglass,

kayaks are molded to conform to the kayaker’s

body. Affordable and portable inflatable kayaks

are now available in one- and two-seater models!

Kayaks are built to be fast and responsive

under challenging conditions. Kayakers should


The Ultimate Outdoor Water Adventure

understand basic water safety practices before

setting foot in any type of watercraft.

The Goods: What Equipment

Will You Need?

Kayaks are available in a variety of colors,

shapes and prices. They are built for the style

of boating that you’ll be doing, whether that’s

kayaking on a creek or a white water river.

Some kayaks are built for speed and racing

enthusiasts, others are built for more leisurely

pursuits. Paddles are similarly designed for the

kayaker’s intended activity — one size does

not fit all. Some paddles are short while others

are long. All kayaking paddles, however,

are double-sided. Paddles with a larger surface

area are designed to glide through ponds,

creeks and calmer waters. Racing paddles, like

their kayak companions, are aerodynamic in

design to propel the kayaker through the water

at greater speeds.

Helmets and life jackets top the list of equipment

must-haves that you’ll need to embark

upon your kayaking adventure safely and enjoyably.

While the materials used to make kayaks

also make them airtight, water temperatures

can still vary greatly based on season and

location. Dry suits and insulated water shoes

will keep your body warm and protected not

only from the water, but also from the elements.

If you choose to purchase a kayak of

your own, you’ll also need some gear to properly

store and transport your kayak. Used kayaks

are a great option for those who are new

to the sport. Most popular water sport attractions

offer kayaks and related equipment rentals.

These destinations also usually offer water

safety and beginner kayaking classes for those

who are new to the sport. Sporting equipment

stores can help guide you through the equipment

selection process so that you’ll be prepared

to safely enjoy your kayaking experience

to the fullest.

Where to Go:

Kayaking Destination Options

In addition to required equipment, kayaking

involves one additional fundamental

element: water! Kayaking is popular on

ponds, creeks, rivers and even in the ocean

— wherever it’s safe to participate in the

sport and wherever local governments allow

it. Destinations from Alaska to Hawaii

to Australia and Zimbabwe all offer opportunities

to experience nature — slowly

or swiftly — from the seat of a kayak. Another

option is to explore man-made water

parks, which simulate the look and feel of

the great outdoors in a controlled environment.

Two relatively new white water kayaking

parks are located in Maryland and

North Carolina.

If staying closer to home this summer

is your game, kayaking is permitted on some,

but not all, local bodies of water. Some local

organizations even offer guided tours by kayak,

which is a unique way to see and learn more

about the area. These organizations, usually led

by trained and experienced professionals, not

only provide valuable instruction on the sport

of kayaking, but also interesting information

on the area you’re touring. Some even offer

gift certificates if you’re looking for a unique

anniversary, birthday or holiday gift for your

favorite adventurous spirit!

A Sport To Suit All Speeds

Whether your summer includes a relaxing

drift across a serene lake or an adrenaline-infused

flight down a raging, white water river,

kayaking is a sport that is accessible to almost

everyone. Kayaking combines fresh air, inviting

scenery and physical activity into one enjoyable

pursuit. A unique aspect of kayaking is

that it can be adapted to the individual’s interest:

a lazy roll across a lake or a fast-paced race

down a rolling river. Different destination options

are available from as near as the Hudson

River to as far away as Africa. A wealth of additional

information on kayaking can be found

online or at your local library.

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Home Improvement

With spring cleaning hopefully coming to an end it is now time to look ahead to those bigger projects. Whether it’s a new kitchen,

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Invest in Your Kitchen or Bath

to Increase the Value of Your Home

By Faith Ann Butcher

Whether you are looking to sell your

house or are just looking to invest in your

own home, renovating or constructing a

new kitchen or bath could be wise project

to consider.

“People have sold homes simply because

the buyer has fallen in love with the kitchen,”

said Anthony Palladino, owner of Southeast

Kitchen and Bath. “So much

action in a home goes on in

the kitchen that it is important

for it to fit the family.”

A new bathroom goes a

long way too.

“A clean new bathroom is

more attractive than an older,

run-down one,” he said.

Palladino, who is celebrating

the 40th anniversary of

Southeast Kitchen and Bath

this year, said that people who

are considering taking on a

renovation project should

keep certain things in mind.

“You need to have a realistic

budget,” he said. “There are all

these shows on television that claim that you

can do projects for pennies on the dollar, but

it is not really how it works.”

Palladino recommends getting prices

from several different companies and finding

out what kinds of projects they have

done before.

“You want to decide on a company that

is entrenched in the community,” Palladino

Southeast Kitchen & Bath Kitchen

said. “You don’t want a company that is out

to make a buck. You want one that is not going

to risk its reputation with the community.”

Another important thing Palladino said

to consider is the quality of the products


“You don’t want junk,” he said. “It is like

buying a car. While you might be able to

get five years out of a cheap car

you can get 10 to 15 years out a

higher quality car. You want to

buy the best that you can afford.”

Spend the money on the things

that are going to get the most use,

like the floor and the cabinets in

the kitchen. Also make sure that

the plumbing and electrical work

are done properly. Having to go

back to fix a problem can be extremely


Additionally, Palladino suggests

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“I try to talk people out of trendy

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Home is where the heart is. But

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more conscious of their energy use.

While conserving energy helps save

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Reduce, reuse and e-cycle

Phantom energy waste — the

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By Gary Schoenfeld

Take a look at your roof. Now

look across the street and at your

neighbors’ roofs. You may notice

black streaks, little green splotches

or even moss. Your next thought

might be, “Do I need a new roof?”

Not necessarily. Instead of having

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of dollars, one option that is much

more affordable is having your roof

professionally cleaned. Professional

roof cleaners, like A Cleaner Choice

LLC, can come out and make your

roof look like new.

Here in the Northeast our roofs

have three biological enemies: 1) algae,

those black streaks you see on

so many homes; 2) lichens, those

little green splotches that vary in

shape and size; and 3) moss, the

green patches that look like a carpet.

All three damage your shingles

by stripping the granules and

shortening the lifespan of your roof.

While all three biological enemies

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are invasive and take years off the life

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damage, prolong the life of the roof,

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Another eye sore on roofs that is

not biological is rust stains. Rust

stains occur when non-stainless metal

material, such as chimney caps and

flashing, break down overtime and

the rust begins to cascade down the

roof with the rain and snow and stain

the shingles. While the rust stains

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Finding a good contractor can be a challenge

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Asking the important questions will help

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Match your job to the builder. Some contractors

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others at remodeling. Explore pricing as well.

A builder that concentrates on million-dollar

custom homes may not be the best choice for

a modest cottage on a tight budget.

2. Can I see some of your projects?

Good builders are proud of their work and

enjoy showing it to potential clients. Ask to

see photographs of complete projects, and

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3. Can I talk to some of your former clients?

Word of mouth if often the best way to find

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4. Are you licensed and insured?

Depending on the state, builders should

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in addition to a local business license. They

and their subcontractors also should carry

general liability and workers’ compensation

liability insurance.

5. How long have you been in the business?

While longevity isn't a guarantee of quality

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6. How do you handle callbacks?

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8. What is your payment schedule?

Most professional builders work on a payas-you-go

basis, receiving partial payments

throughout the process. The payments for

new construction, also called draws, typically

are scheduled as a certain percentage of the

total cost when specific stages of construction

are completed. Avoid contractors who

want full payment before starting the job.

9. With whom will I be working on the


Know who your main contact will be.

Some builders supervise in person; others

use superintendents or foremen to handle

day-to-day operations.

10. Will you handle all the required

building permits?

If a contractor is not willing to handle the

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Understanding the 'Flag Code'

By Heather Clark

The American flag symbolizes the

freedom of our country— it is a highly

respected symbol and is treated as such.

There are many laws regarding the flag.

In fact, the United States “Flag Code” can

be found in the United States Code.

The “Flag Code” states all protocols in

regards to the Pledge of Allegiance, display

of the flag by citizens (as in time and

special occasions), and how to respect

the flag and what it stands for. Some actions

taken by civilians regarding the flag

may not be in the “Flag Code”

but they may be acceptable as

long as no disrespect is shown.

Below are some rules from the

Flag Code.

When stating the Pledge of

Allegiance, everyone must be

standing, facing the flag, and

place their right hand over their

heart. If men are not in uniform,

they are to remove all head coverings

that are not religious and

place the covering with their

right hand over their left shoulder.

If the people saying the

pledge are in uniform, they are

to remain silent, facing the flag,

and render the military salute.

Some flag laws regarding civilians include

the time and occasions that the flag

is to be displayed. The custom of displaying

the flag is to only display it from sunrise

to sunset on buildings and on flagstaffs

in the open. On the occasion that

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be displayed for 24 hours, but needs to be

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properly illuminated. The flag should be

hoisted briskly and lowered as if it were a

ceremony. Unless the flag is an all-weather

flag, it should not be displayed in bad

weather. Days that the flag should definitely

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Flags being used for display in parades

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days after the death of a vice president,

the chief justice or the speaker of the

House; and for the deaths of various other

political figures.

Never disrespect the flag. The

flag can never touch the floor

or anything else beneath it; it

should never be carried flat or

horizontally, it should be held

aloft and free, and it should never

be used as apparel, bedding or

curtains. The flag should never

be displayed in any way that

could potentially tear or damage

it. It should not be used to carry

things, as a costume of any kind

or as an advertising tool.

If a flag is damaged, it must

be destroyed in a most dignified

way, preferably by burning.

Some places have burning and

burial ceremonies for the flag. The various

acts regarding the destruction of a

flag are very open to interpretation. It

seems as though any dignified way is fine

as long as it shows no disrespect and is

appropriate. Elks Lodges usually hold

flag retirement ceremonies; some Boy

Scouts or Girl Scouts troops hold the

ceremony, too.

Celebrate Putnam's Veterans

on the Shoreline of Lake Gleneida

Memorial Day, May 24, 2013 - June 12, 2013

(Putnam County’s 201st Anniversary)

Sponsor a Flag to Honor Our Heroes

Each Flag is 5’ x 3’ on an 8-foot Pole

Order Your Flag Today!

Flags are $100 each. Please make checks payable to

Joint Veterans Council c/o Libby Pataki, 40 Gleneida Ave.,

Carmel, NY 10512

Proudly Made in the USA

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Sunday, June 2 from 12-4 p.m.

Putnam Valley Town Park, 156 Oscawana Lake Rd.

During the Annual Sunset Series Carnival

Proceeds will benefit the Putnam County Humane Society

Get Ready to Chow Down!

Help to Choose this Year's Winner

Each Chow Down Crew Member Gets:

• A sample of each bacon dish in one category

• A door prize ticket to win a $100 food basket

• A Cook Off goodie bag & T-shirt

Chow Down Crew will narrow down the contestants to three restaurants

(one in each category) for the judges panel who will pick an overall winner.

Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased by May 24, 2013.

Chow Down Crew Spots are Limited, Get Your Tickets Today!

Thank you to

our sponsors


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Visit to Sign Up

May 11 th

Come see more than 100 local businesses

showcase themselves at the Business & Home Expo

Saturday 11am - 5pm

Putnam Hospital Center

670 Stoneleigh Avenue, Carmel

To become an

exhibitor call

845-628-5553 ASAP

Bring yourFamily yourFamily

The Area’s Best Food

Family Entertainment

Cheerleading & Events

Raffles & Prizes

Seminars & Workshops

Giveaways & More

in cooperation with:

Putnam Hospital Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County, and the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce.

Free Admission thanks to our Major sponsors

By Ray Gallagher

As the current trio of long stick defensemen

at Yorktown High, Hopkinsbound

senior Trevor Koelsch, Rutgers-bound

classmate Jack Phelan and

Syracuse-destined junior Austin Fusco

have a lot to live up to. They may walk

tall and carry a big stick in the spring

of 2013, but the list of legendary Husker

defensemen and defensive trios is as

rich as any in New York State.

“It’s bizarre how many poles have

come from Yorktown,” said former

Husker and Hopkins All-American

pole Brian Kuczma, now a three-time

sectional champion coach at Putnam

Valley. “I think it’s a product of covering

guys like Dom Finn, Roy Colsey,

Dave Marr, Rob Kavovit, Paul Carcaterra

and the likes every day in practice.”

Nick DiLauria, a Yorktown grad

back in 1975, was the first All-American

lacrosse defenseman in Cornhusker history.

Since that time, Section 1-best 20

other Husker defensemen have secured

similar All-American honors, including

Rich Rosten (1979), Frank Fusco

(1980), Mike O’Donnel (Syracuse 1982-

83), John Costello (1985), Billy Ralph

(Maryland 1986), Bill Hayes (Maryland

1987), Billy Dwan (Hopkins 1987),

Jason Foley (Loyola 1991), Paul Elfstrum

(Maryland 1992), Brian Kuczma

(Hopkins 1992-93), John Harrington

(Princeton 1994-95), Rob Doerr (Hopkins

1995), Joe Ceglia (Syracuse 1996),

Matt Kull (UNC 1997), incomparable

Chris Watson (Hopkins 1999-00-01),

Stephen McElduff (UNC 2001-02), Stephen

Settembrino (UMBC 2004), Kyle

Vercruysse (Siena 2006), John Fennessy

(Towson 2009) and Ethan Fox (Marist


Only twice in their vast history have

the Cornhuskers had two All-American

defensemen on the team in the same

season. Hayes and Dwan anchored one

of the finest defensive units in the history

of the 35-time Section 1 champion


Yorktown Trio’s Standing

Will Be Fashioned on its Success

Photo by Ray Gallagher

POLE POSITION – Yorktown long poles (L-R) Trevor Koelsch, Jack Phelan and Austin Fusco have a

significant chance of going down in history as an all-time great defensive trio in Husker history.

Huskers, leading the program to the

state finals in 1987, while Elfstrum and

Kuczma did similarly as two-time NYS

champions in 1991-92 (Kuczma and

A Rob Kavovit are the only three-time

state champions in Yorktown history).

This is debatable, but the greatest trios

to have donned the green and white at

the same time are arguably Harrington,

Doerr and Phil Settembrino/Ceglia

(when Ceglia was as a junior), or the lethal

combination of Foley (as a senior),

with juniors Elfstrum and Kuczma. All

seven played collegiately on scholarship,

just as the current unit stands to.

Captains Koelsch (6’1”, 195) and Fusco

(6’1”, 180), along with Phelan (6’2”, 190),

are undoubtedly the cream of the crop

in Section 1 this year, and each is fully

aware of the defensive tradition that

lives before them.

“They are very good,” Kuczma said after

the unit held his Tigers to three goals

in a recent rout. “The one thing they

have over all of us is size. I don’t know

what these kids are eating these days, but

man they are getting bigger and bigger

every year.”

They know that only a 36th Section 1

championship and the subsequent deep

run through the state playoffs in pursuit

of a seventh NYS title will allow this troika

to be put in the same breath as their

triplet brethren before them.

“It remains to be seen how good they

can be, but this is the best trio we’ve

had here in quite some time” said Doerr,

now a Yorktown Assistant Coach, as

the Huskers’ close defense held explosive

John Jay to four goals in a decisive

opening-day win in early April. “Most

schools are lucky to have one defenseman

of their caliber. But championships

matter most here at Yorktown, and until

they win another and make a deep run

at states, we can’t say just yet where they

stand. It’s possible, though; that they

rank up there among the best we’ve had

at Yorktown. We’ll see.”

Their legacy is a work in progress, but

Koelsch, Fusco and Phelan are working

their way toward rarified air, and it won’t

be long before that legacy, which begins

in the grassroots of the Yorktown Athletic

Club, is passed down upon them.

An eventful May/June would surely seal

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Kent Public Library’s

Giant Book Sale

Saturday, May 25 – Monday, May 27

The Friends of the Kent Public Library's

Giant Book Sale will take place on Memorial

Day Weekend. A favorite of book

enthusiasts and collectors, the annual

event will be held at the Kent Town Hall

(adjacent to the library) in the Kent Town

Center off Route 52. Sale hours are from 9

a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 25; 11 a.m.

to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 26; and 11 a.m.

to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 27. Admission

is free, and guests are encouraged to come

early in order to take advantage of the best

selection of books. For a $10 admission fee,

guests may attend an "early bird" preview

on Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 9

a.m. Friends of the Kent Library members

are invited to attend this preview free of

charge. The Friends book sale is the biggest

fundraiser of the year for the Library. Proceeds

from the event go toward the purchase

of library equipment and materials,

and help fund special Library programs.

Featured on

Our 70’s Show

on 100.7FM WHUD


The Pied Piper Youth Theater of Stormville

is gearing up for their 2013 spring/

summer session which runs from May

through August. This season's productions

include Aladdin Jr., Once On This Island Jr.,

and the summer workshops will be Shrek,

The Musical Jr. and Rockin’ Broadway.

The Pied Piper Youth Theater (PPYT) is

in need of sponsorships. The money raised

through the sponsorship campaign will allow

for programming expansion and continued

funding of its 100% scholarship program

to students in the Putnam/Dutchess

County area who would otherwise be unable to participate. In order to meet this goal,

PPYT is asking for sponsors from local businesses and individuals such as you.

By giving to the upcoming 2013 Spring/Summer session you'll be supporting The Pied

Piper Youth Theater and helping provide assistance to students K-12 in the community.

Please consider a sponsorship donation. Your donation will be recognized at events

in several ways. Contact PPYT at 845-878-9780,, or www.

Putnam Hospital Center to Offer Special Program

Putnam Hospital Center will offer a program on Sleep and Your Health May 15.

Are you having trouble finding a good night's sleep? You may be one of the 70 million

Americans who suffer from a sleep disorder like sleep apnea,

narcolepsy or insomnia. Many go undiagnosed and untreated.

Untreated sleep disorders impair concentration, cause irritability

and memory loss and may lead to other more serious health

conditions such as stroke, congestive heart failure, hypertension

and even death.Good sleep is essential for good health. To learn

more about sleep disorders and the effect they have on one’s

health — from symptoms to diagnosis to treatment — attend

this special program at 6 p.m. in the Michael T. Weber Conference

Room at the hospital. The featured speaker will be Arun

Agarwal, MD, FCCP, a pulmonologist and specialist in sleep

disorders, along with Sleep Disorders Center coordinator Joelle


The program is free but registration is required by calling

Joelle Mariconi at 845-230-4799.

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Contact Jedd Taylor Today!

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ART: A Lifelong Journey

The Putnam Arts Council invites established and emerging

working artists 75 and older to bring two pieces of original fine

art, two- and/or three-dimensional, created in the past five years

and not previously exhibited with PAC, for inclusion in this exhibit.

The opening reception takes place Sunday, June 2, from

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in PAC's gallery space at the Belle Levine Art

Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Road in Mahopac. Exhibiting artists

and interested individuals should visit putnamartscouncil.

com for the exhibit prospectus and for details about the exhibit

including drop-off dates and entry fees. The prospectus is also

available by mail by calling the office at 845-803-8622 during

business hours, Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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NFSAW Annual

Spring Sale

New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare

will hold its annual Spring Bake

Sale on May 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at

two sites. Tables with a variety of baked

goods, including homemade cakes, pies

and cookies, will be set up in front of the

IGA market on Route 39 in Sherman and

in front of Stop & Shop Supermarket at

25 Route 39 in New Fairfield.

All proceeds from the sale benefit the

dogs and cats that are sheltered by NF-

SAW, a non-profit organization that has

been helping abandoned and abused animals

find homes since 1977.

•pay it forward•

Mahopac Girl Scouts Volunteer at PHC

Members of Mahopac Girl

Scout Troup #2654 recently

volunteered their time to help

assemble 48 activity goodie

bags and a basket of children’s

books to be given to pediatric

patients and their siblings

when they come through the

Emergency Department at

Putnam Hospital Center. Presenting

the bags and baskets

to Putnam Hospital Center

Director of Volunteer Services

Michelle Piazza are, from left

to right, Amanda Nailor, Ilia

Arcery and Molly Klinger.

Bucci's Hits 'Combos for Life' Goal

Relay for Life, an organization created to help find

a cure for the various types of cancer, holds many different

fundraisers and events that survivors, patients,

their families and just about anyone who is willing to

help fight the battle with cancer can partake in. One local

family owned business, Bucci Brothers Deli located

in Mahopac, hosted its annual Combo’s for Life in support

of team “Our Gang Loves Combos for Life." They

achieved their goal of selling over 1,000 combos, selling

1025 with 100% of the profits going toward the cancer

cause. They are most thankful for an extremely supportive


Mahopac’s annual Relay for Life fundraiser will take

place June 1st kicking off at noon. If you would like to

find Relay For Life fundraisers in your area, wish to start

a team, need directions and times or would just like to

donate, go to the Relay For Life website at RelayForLife.

org. For information on the Mahopac Rely for Life you

can contact Tracey Walsh at:

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Business Networking: See page 4.

Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support: Support

Connection offers various support groups.


2013 Emerging Artists Exhibit: Featuring

the work of students from Brewster, Mahopac

& Haldane High Schools from April 19 through

May 10 at Putnam Arts Council at Belle Levine

Art Center at 521 Kennicut Hill Rd. in

Mahopac. Public Reception and Awards will

be held April 19 from 6-8p.m. Gallery Hours

are Tuesday-Friday, 11a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4

p.m. or by appointment. For info, call 845-803-

8622 or 845-216-0636 or visit

Wednesday, May 1

Ten Wednesdays of Music for Seniors: Music

Conservatory of Westchester announces a

new 10-week music series that will run for ten

consecutive Wednesdays, April 3 through June

5 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Presented in cooperation

with the Center for Aging in Place, each week

features a concert performed by members of

the Conservatory's distinguished faculty, preceded

by either a group singing class or a music

appreciation talk. A reception with the artists

will follow each concert. $12 at the door (cash

or check); $10/concert for 5 or more concerts

purchased in advance. Call 914-761-3900 x101,

email or visit

to purchase in advance or for

more information. All sessions at will be held at

216 Central Ave. in White Plains.

Thursday, May 2

Nature Strollers: A hiking group for families

with babies, toddlers and young children.

Come for a one-hour hike led by an educator at

the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor

Discovery Center, on Muser Drive across

from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall T 10 a.m. Admission:

$5 per family, Museum Members are

free. For information call 845-534-5506, x204.

Visit the museum’s website at www.hhnature

Friday, May 3

Special Annual Evening Frog Walk: Come

to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s

Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive,

across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, for a

twilight walk in the wetlands to learn how to

recognize frogs by their call at 7:30 p.m. Weather

dependent; bring a flashlight. For adults with

or without children and children ages 5 and up.

Admission: $7/Adults, $5/Children.Museum

Members: $5/Adults, $3/Children 12. Raindate:

May 4. For information and possible cancella-

•community calendar•

tion call 845-534-5506, ext 204. Visit the museum’s

website at

Saturday, May 4

Spring Migrants: Hike to Teatown Hill in

search of spring migrants with Charlie Roberto

from 8-10 a.m. Free program. Held at Teatown

Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road,

Ossining. For info, call Mary Haley at 914-762-

2912 x110, email or visit

Hiking Trails — Discovery Quests: Each

hiking trail is an adventure and a search on

trails that range from casual to challenging.

Learn about nature in a fun interactive way!

Come to the Outdoor Discovery Center, on

Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road,

Cornwall. Quest Trails are free. Quest Guidebooks

are $5 each and may be shared. Throughout

the Month – Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m.

until 1 p.m. – Hiking Trails – Discovery Quests

are open. Stop by the nature gift shop! For more

information visit or call

845-534-5506, ext. 204.

Hypertufa Planter Workshop: Join Marion

Dolan of Butterfly Botanicals at 10 a.m. at the

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor

Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from

174 Angola Road, Cornwall to make Hypertufa,

an artificial stone recipe. Create 2 small

planters. Pre-paid registration is required. Cost:

$25pp, Museum members: $20. For more information

and online registration visit hhnature or call 845-534-5506 x204.

Katonah Museum of Art Trunk Show:

Quilts, fiber art, hooked rugs, jewelry & more.

Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5 from 10

a.m.-4 p.m. Held at The Red Barn at John Jay

Homestead at 400 Jay Street in Katonah. Free

admission; proceeds from all sales will benefit

the Katonah Museum of Art. For info, call 914-

232-9555 or visit

Experience the Mastodons: Ice Age to Discovery

Exhibit and the Hall of Live Animals

and at 2:30 p.m. join a Museum Educator to

“Meet the Animal” of the week! Museum is also

open on Fridays from noon – 4 p.m. Museum

admission: $3. Museum members are free.

For information visit the museum’s website at or call 845-534-5506,

ext. 204.

MCW Presents Jazz Uncorked: May is National

Chamber Music Month and The Music

Conservatory of Westchester presents an evening

of Chamber Music & Wine with MCW

faculty member, Rale Micic. 7 p.m.; cost is $15.

216 Central Ave., White Plains. Followed by

wine tasting courtesy of Corx Wine and Liquor

of White Plains. For more information, call

914-761-3900 or visit www.musicconservatory.

org and

Sunday, May 5

Totally Toads: Come to the Hudson Highlands

Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery

Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola

Road, Cornwall, to meet the Musueum's

live toads and discover facts about toads. Take a

short hike and make toad abode to take home.

Suggested for adults with or without children

and children ages 5 and up. 10 a.m. Admission:

$7/Adults, $5/Children. Museum Members:

$5/Adults, $3/Children. For more information

visit or call 845-534-

5506 x204.

Family Tour of Wildflower Island: Enjoy a

guided family tour of Teatown Lake Reservation's

unique two-acre wildflower sanctuary.

Please note this program is for families with

children ages 8 and over. Program fee: $4pp

for members; $6pp for nonmembers. 11a.m.noon.

Held at Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600

Spring Valley Road, Ossining. For info, contact

Mary Haley, 914-762-2912 x110, teatown@ or visit

Family Quilt Day: Families can immerse

themselves in the colors and designs of fabrics

as they enjoy a day of creative quilting. Fun activities

for young and old all day from noon-5

p.m. Held at the Katonah Museum of Art, 134

Jay Street, Katonah. For info, call 914-232-9555

or visit

Sunday Concert Series: The Westchester

Chordsmen: Expect an entertaining program

from one of the premier barbershop quartet

ensembles. There are sure to be rousing renditions

of old favorites, demos of the barbershop

style and, perhaps, a sing-a-long. No registration,

doors open at 1:45 for general seating, 2

p.m. show. Held at John C. Hart Memorial Library,

1130 Main Street, Shrub Oak. For info,

call 914-245-5262 x227 or visit www.yorktown

Tuesday, May 7

Poverty Simulator: May is Community Action

Month. Putnam CAP is sponsoring this

poverty simulation exercise to bring attention

to and foster awareness of the problems inherent

with poverty. 9 a.m.-noon; held at Temple

Beth Shalom, 760 Route 6, Mahopac. For

info, contact Marisa O'Leary at 845-278-8021

ext. 13, or visit www

Spring Dance for the Disabled: Dance for

disabled residents of Westchester County will

be held from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at Westchester

County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains.

Pre-registration is required. For info, call 914-

347-4409 or visit

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Wednesday, May 8

Support for Breastfeeding Moms: Free

breastfeeding support groups offered by the

Putnam County Department of Health the

2nd Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m.noon

at the Cornerstone Park Building, 1 Fair

St., Carmel, starting April 10. Experienced maternal

child health nurses, certified lactation

consultants will give information and support.

Pregnant women and new mothers welcome.

No registration necessary. Drop-ins welcome.

For info, call Rebecca, Jean or Diane at 845-808-

1390 ext. 43150 or visit

Italy: A Cultural Journey: Ashley Turney

takes us on a fascinating journey through Italy

with a beautiful slide presentation. Learn about

Italy's 20 different regions, the culture, people

and characteristics which make each region in

this magnificent country unique. Held at the

Patterson Library, 1167 Route 311, Patterson.

Free program. Registration preferred, walkins

welcome if space allows. To register or for

information, visit us online at www.patterson and click on calendar or call 845-

878-6121 x10.

Thursday, May 9

Earring Making Workshop: Led by Joan

Lloyd. Make earrings for yourself and for a battered

women’s shelter. Optional: Bring any old

bead jewelry that you can recycle into earrings!

If you have any jewelry making tools, bring

them along too. For adults & teens, please register

for this program. 6 p.m. at the John C. Hart

Memorial Library, 1130 Main Street, Shrub

Oak. For info, call 914-245-5262 x227 or visit

Friday, May 10

Teatown's Plant Sale: With plants that are

carefully chosen as deer resistant from proven

growers in our area, along with a selection of

unique native wildflowers and vegetables, Teatown's

Plant Sale is a gardeners' paradise featuring

the unusual, the new and the tried and

true. The 2-day event opens with a first pick sale

on Friday, May 11 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. with an

admission fee of $10 per person. On Saturday,

May 12, admission is free and the sale is open

from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All proceeds directly benefit

Teatown's environmental education programs.

Held at 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining.

For info, call 914-762-2912 x110 or visit www

Live Music with Robbie Rigo: Enjoy dinner

and live entertainment featuring Robbie Rigo

by request. Reservations required. Held from

7 p.m.-10 p.m. at Travelers Rest, Route 100,

Ossining. For info, call Tina Langner at 914-

941-7744 or www

•community calendar•

Westchester Children's Museum Annual

Benefit: Westchester Children's Museum will

celebrate its "Boardwalk Bound" status at its

annual benefit at the Ritz-Carlton Westchester

in White Plains. The evening will be emceed

by TV personality, author, and Westchester

resident Jené Luciani and will honor Lynn and

Ray Quartararo of Rye. The event will feature

a silent auction, cocktails and dinner, as well

as the presentation by Helen Williams of the

Milton A. Williams, Jr. Scholars in Education

Award to Dr. Barbara Peters, Superintendent of

the Elmsford School District. Tickets are available

by calling 914-421-5050 or online at www.

SonnyBoy: Led by Shel Riser, SonnyBoy

inspired by a diverse range of musical styles,

stemming from Riser's early exposure to jazz,

gospel, funk, and "going through the radio dial

and listening to everything I could." The quartet's

high-energy shows and unique musical

style have gotten attention around the country

and the world. Rolling Stone dubbed them one

of the best groups to come out of Minneapolis,

and SonnyBoy's music reveals a true understanding

of how to create great entertainment.

Held at The Purple Crayon, 52 Main Street,

Hastings-on-Hudson from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. For

info, contact Sarah Hinawi at 914-231-9077

or www.purple

Saturday, May 11

BAU 100+1: Coincidence? Yes. Fortuitous?

Definitely! bau Gallery will be celebrating its

100th consecutive monthly exhibition milestone

at exactly the same time the City of Beacon

will be celebrating its Centennial. The exhibition

will feature exactly 100 works of art from

its represented artists and special guest artists

from the Art Hub of Beacon and a bit beyond.

In the Beacon Room: Our featured guest artist

is Kathy Feighery. The exhibition will run

from May 11 to June 2. Gallery hours: Fridays

from 3-8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays noon-

6 p.m. For more information, contact: Carla

Goldberg-Gallery Director at 845-222-0177 or

845 440-7584 or email Tom Holmes-bau Artist

Relations at www Held at Beacon Art Institute,

506 Main Street, Beacon.

Spring Canoe Trips: An adventure through

the magical wilderness of the Great Swamp.

Explore every twist and turn of the river, learn

about the special biodiversity and values of

this nationally significant wetland in your own

backyard. A great chance to see herons and other

birds, turtles, and if we are lucky a beaver or

otter! Special 1/2 day (4 Hrs+) for Birders. Held

at the Patterson Environmental Park, off Front

Street in the Patterson Hamlet. Adult Members:

$27 / Children (6 to 14 years old): $ 14. Adult

Non-Members $32 / Non Member Children

(6 to 14 yrs. old): $16. Reservations are a must

and space is limited so make your reservations

early. Email Liz Cowan at cowanpatterson@aol.

com and mention canoe trips in the subject line

or call 845-878-6104 and leave a message with

your callback information.

"Spring Fling" Plant, Craft & Bake Sale in

Mahopac: First Presbyterian Church, located

at Rt. 6N & Secor Rd. in Mahopac, will present

a "Spring Fling" Sale featuring plants, baked

goods, & crafts from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Rain or

shine. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Plants offered for sale include flowering

plants: annuals, perennials, hanging baskets,

& vegetables: lettuce, tomatoes, broccoli, zucchini,

cucumbers, bell peppers, parsley, basil

& more. For info, call Jen at 845-628-2365;

Mother's Day at Tilly: Health and wellness

event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be a group

of wellness practitioners such as chiropractor,

massage, health coach, crystals, semiprecious

stones and chakra, Reiki and chakra balancing,

breathing/relaxation, stress, health coach, light

therapy practitioner, healthy cooking demo.

There will be talks on chakras, breathing/relaxation/meditation

and nutritional supplements.

Held at Tilly Foster Farm, 100 Route 312, Brewster.

For info, call 845-363-6623.

Mother's Day Brunch: See page 32.

Shop Putnam Business & Home Expo:

Building on the experience and success of previous

events, Cornell Cooperative Extension

will help sponsor the 8th Annual Putnam Business

and Home Expo. This event is an opportunity

for both businesses and residents to learn

what is available in Putnam, and Northern

Westchester, that will benefit both the home

and business community. There will be great

variety of exhibitors including representation

from business resources, community services,

recreation/leisure/event planning, real estate,

education, financial institutions, and this year

participants will also showcase the food and catering

industry. Display booths will be set up in

both indoor and outdoor areas. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Free admission and parking. For information,

contact or call


How to Grow a Vegetable Garden: The Putnam

County Cornell Cooperative Extension

will show you how plan your garden. Learn

what plants are the easiest to grow, how to space

them, and other tips you need to know to make

your garden thrive. Participants will leave with

a working blueprint to help get them started.

This program is funded by the UWWP "Step

Up 2 Health" grant. Registration preferred,

walk-ins welcome if space allows. 1 p.m.-2:30

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p.m. To register or for more information, visit

us online at and click

on calendar or call 845-878-6121 x10. Free program

held at the Patterson Library, 1167 Route

311, Patterson.

Kids' Night Out: Drop the kids off (or stay

and hang out) for 3 hours of gymnastical fun at

Vega Gymnastics, 3 Day Rd, Carmel, from 6:30

p.m.-9 p.m. One child: $20; two children: $35;

three children: $50. For info, call 845-306-7530.

Sunday, May 12

Happy Mother's Day

Brewster VFW’s Breakfast Fundraiser:

Breakfasts are held on the second Sunday of

each month, through June, from 9 a.m.-11

a.m. It’s a great meal at a great price, and a

wonderful chance to socialize with friends and

neighbors. The menu includes scrambled eggs,

waffles, pancakes, made-to-order omelets, bacon,

sausage, potatoes, baked goods, oatmeal,

juice, milk, coffee and tea. Adults/$10, young

adults/$5 and children under 12/free. Reservations

are not required, and all are welcome.

Held at Brewster VFW Post, 262 Peaceable Hill

Road, Brewster. For info, call 845-279-6969 or


Guided Hike for Moms: Come to the Hudson

Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery

Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174

Angola Road, Cornwall, to start your Mother’s

Day with fresh air and a guided hike with a

museum educator. Suggested for adults with

or without children and children of all ages. 10

a.m. Admission: $7/Adults, $5/Children 3-12.

Museum Members: $5/Adults, $3/Children

3-12. For information visit hhnaturemuseum

.org or call 845-534-5506 x204

Tuesday, May 14

Homework: A Parent’s Survival Guide:

For parents of kids in grades K-12. We will be

discussing the seven most prevalent problems

facing parents when dealing with their child’s

homework with step-by-step solutions. A question

and answer period will then be given and

a summary to end. Presented by Huntington

Learning Center. 7 p.m. Registration required.

Held at John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130

Main Street, Shrub Oak. For info, call 914-245-

5262 x 227 or visit

Wednesday, May 15

Local History: Birch Hill and Haviland

Hollow: Learn new information about the history

of the Birch Hill and Haviland Hollow

areas of Patterson. Ron Taylor of the Patterson

Historical Society presents newly acquired

documents and photographs with a discussion

on the Connecticut origins of these areas, the

Quaker influx, and subsequent changes that

•community calendar•

occurred. Registration preferred, walk-ins welcome

if space allows. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Free program.

To register or for information, visit www. or call 845-878-6121 x10.

Dan Brown at Lincoln Center — An Evening

of Codes, Symbols, and Secrets: The #1 international

bestselling author comes to Lincoln

Center to speak about his new novel Inferno,

science, religion, codes, book publishing, movie

making, and a few surprise topics. This will be

his only public appearance. We will be streaming

the event live in the community room. 7:30

p.m.-9 p.m. Register at 914-245-5262 x227.

John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 E. Main

Street, Shrub Oak.

Saturday, May 18

Birding with the Bakers: Come to the Hudson

Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery

Center, on Muser Drive, across from

174 Angola Road, Cornwall, for a Bird Walk

and Presentation. For adults and interested

children age 12 and older. 8:30 a.m. Admission:

$7, Museum members: $5. For info visit

or call 845-534-5506, x 204.

Putnam County Household Hazardous

Waste Collection Day: For Putnam County

residents from 9 a.m.-noon at Fahnestock Park,

Canopus Beach Parking lot, Route 301, Kent.

Visit for a list of accepted

items. Pre-registration is required. Call

the Putnam County Department of Health at

845-808-1390 ext. 43150 for more information

and to register.

All's Safe: Mt. Kisco Police Officer Eddie

Ramirez reads delightful picture books and

tells about life as a police officer. 10:30-11:30

a.m. Sponsored by Little Joe's Books. Held at

Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street, Katonah.

For info, call 914-232-9555 or visit www.

Friends for CAP Cocktail Party: Friends

for CAP come together at the lovely Sedgwick

Club on Kittredge Drive in Carmel from 2-5

p.m. For more info call Marisa O'Leary at 845-

278-8021 ext. 13 or email pcapmo@bestweb


Sunday, May 19

Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes: Come in

your fairy wings or gnome hat, listen to a fairy

story and build a wee house for these sprites of

the woods. Free for members; $5pp for nonmembers.

Programs fill quickly so registration

is strongly recommended. Call 914-762-2912

x110 to reserve. Held at Teatown Lake Reservation,

1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining from

11 a.m.-noon.

Wine Tasting at the Walter Brewster House:

Come enjoy a fine selection of wines and light

appetizers with the Landmarks Preservation

Society of Southeast. Tour the Walter Brewster

House and learn about Brewster's rich history

from 2-5 p.m. at the Walter Brewster House 43

Oak Street, Brewster. $25 per person, $45 per

couple. For info contact Bob at 845-278-0018

or visit

Monday, May 20

United Way's 'Day of Golf ' Outing & Dinner:

Enjoy a great day of golf, fine dining,

prizes, and a silent auction at one of Westchester's

most beautiful courses. Proceeds will help

United Way of Westchester and Putnam serve

and strengthen our communities. Individual

golfer: $300. Foursome: $1,100. Westchester

Hills Golf Club, 401 Ridgeway, White Plains.

For more information and to register, visit For information on

becoming a sponsor, please contact Peter West

at 914-997-6700 x732 or

Wednesday, May 22

Stress Management Workshop: The Mental

Health Association in Putnam County, Inc, in

partnership with the Mahopac Public Library,

announces a series of Stress Management

Workshops. Held from 9:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

at Mahopac Public Library. Featured presenters

are Carole Baral, MS Edu.-Certified Yoga

Teacher and Barbara McKechnie-Certified

Yoga Instructor. They will be introducing and

demonstrating techniques for yoga and relaxation.

The program will close with a dramatic

acting exercise facilitated by Jim McGuire,

M.A. Theatre-Storyteller. Held at the Mahopac

Public Library, 668 Route 6, Mahopac. For

info, call 845-628-2009, ext. 100 or visit www

Thursday, May 23

Multiply Your Garden — Plant Division:

The final workshop in a series is titled, “Multiply

Your Garden – Plant Division (no math

involved!).” Learn about methods of propagation,

stem and leaf cutting for indoor house

plants, division of perennials for fall planting,

and bulb scaling. Participants are encouraged

to bring in plants that can be propagated such

as begonia and spider plants; each person will

take home a stem or leaf cutting with which to

experiment. 7-8:30 p.m. The Great Gardening

Series is generously sponsored by the Friends of

Mahopac Public Library. All of the workshops

are free, and registration is required. For further

information, or to register, please call the

Library at 845-628-2009, ext 100, or visit www

Friday, May 24

Fight Night!: Dee Lee Promotions, LLC pre-

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sents a night of World Championship Boxing,

"FIGHT NIGHT!" sponsored by Corona and

Milk Store NYC, Inc. Featuring Ronica Jeffrey

(11-0/1 ko's) vs. Olivia "The Predator" Gerula

(13-13-2/3 ko's), for the IWBF Super Featherweight

Championship of the World. The very

exciting bout undercard is loaded with New

Yorkers and features just about any weight class

a fight fan could ask for. 8 p.m. at Westchester

County Center. Tickets can be purchased at

the Westchester County Center Box Office, by

calling John Iarusso, Milk Store NYC 914-486-

8862, The Academy of Boxing 631-673-3520,

Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 at*

*additional charges will apply. Cost:

$102.50, $52.50, $32.50. For info, contact Diane

Fischer-Cristiano at 856.692.1206 or deelee

Saturday, May 25

Grasshopper & Friends: Families with preschool

children come to Grasshopper Grove at

the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor

Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across

from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, for special

"Wiggly Worms" programs. 10:30, 12:30 and

2:30. Admission: $3 for ages 2-10; Adults: Donation

appreciated. Members are free. For more

information visit or call

Where the

Country Begins

•community calendar•

845-534-5506 x204.

Sunday, May 26

Amazing Animal Senses: Animals have

many adaptations that clue them in to what is

happening around them. Discover some neat

ways that animals sense their environment

and see if you can compete in their world! 11

a.m.-noon. Free for members; $5pp for nonmembers.

Programs fill quickly so registration

is strongly recommended. Call 914-762-2912

x110 to reserve; at Teatown Lake Reservation,

1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining.

Wednesday, May 29

The Price Is Right, Live!: The Price Is Right

Live Stage Show! Tickets can be purchased

through or by calling Ticketmaster

at 800-745-3000. 8 p.m. Additional

fees apply. Tickets on sale at The County Center

April 6, 2013. **In order to be selected to play

The Price Is Right it is REQUIRED that you

register online

Cost: $49.50, $59.50 VIP

$89.50. For information visit

Thursday, May 30

Build your Investment Income Foundation:

This seminar explores the three types of

income: variable, reliable and rising. It also

explores why an income stream is important

and how to use the different types of income

to build a sustainable and predictable income

stream. Good for individuals who are nearing

retirement and need a steady income stream

during retirement. With Jonathan Glaser. 7:30

p.m. Please register for this program. Held at

John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 Main

Street, Shrub Oak. Info: 914-245-5262 x 227 or

Friday, May 31

Comedy Night: "Laughin for a Reason," to

Benefit Caring for the Homeless of Peekskill,

starring Johnny Lampert, Sherry Davey, Rich

Francese from 7-10 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

for hors d'oeurves and cocktails. The show

starts promptly at 8 p.m. The ticket price of

$50 includes hors d'oeurvres, wine, beer, desserts,

coffee and tea. Reservations for cabaretstyle

seating for groups or individuals must be

made and paid for in advance. For reservations,

email or visit www

Events subject to change, call ahead. For

the most up-to-date listings or to submit your

own event, visit

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