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Estimated to be over
500 years old, the
Bedford white oak tree stands at the corner of The Hook Road and Cantitoe Street.
Cherry Street: From Thru Street to Safe Streets Across Bedford
"Safer Cherry Street" is a Bedford-based grassroots organization that was founded by David Parry, Bill O'Neill and Chris Spain in September 2013 with the initial goal of engaging the residents of the Town of Bedford and the then-candidates for elected office in a discussion about the traffic safety conditions on Cherry Street in Bedford. Cherry Street is primarily a residential road.More
Katonah Wine Event Is
the Taste of the Town
Co-chair Lisa Bartone Salzano is a driving force behind KVIS’s activities. “We assist the library, the Community Center of Northern Westchester; give a $1,500 scholarship to a John Jay senior based on community service; sponsor History Camp at the John Jay Homestead, a cleanup day, tree planting, a town forum, and so much more.
Forests and Clean Water
On March 6, Bedford 2020 sponsored an event at St Matthew’s Parish House in Bedford. Residents gathered to hear about “Forests and Water: Did You Know They Could Disappear?” More
Beekeeping Demystified by Bedford Bee
Who knew honeybees are not native to America? Keeper “wannabees” filled the room at the Greenwich Audubon Nature Center on March 9 to listen to D.J. Haverkamp of Bedford Bee lecture on beekeeping for beginners. More
Peter Chryssos Appointed to Bedford Town Board
At the Town Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 former Bedford Town Board Member, Peter Chryssos, was named as appointee to fill the vacancy on the Town Board left after Supervisor Chris Burdick took office as Supervisor.
Supervisor Burdick brought the Town Board vacancy issue up during the work session that preceded the Board Meeting. More
Bedford By Numbers: “Happy Birthday Village Green” Edition
This week marks 333 years (as of March 19, 2014) since the Bedford Village Green was first conceived as the “commons” for a brand new settlement known then as “ye hopp ground”. More
Bedford Central School District’s Preliminary Budget Is Released
On March 26, the Bedford Central School District released proposed revisions to the Preliminary Budget for the 2014-2015 school year that had been released to the public on March 5. District Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jere Hochman, explained that the revisions are the result of, among other things, a review of budget details by District leadership and staff and community input, which came, in part, as a result of five District-sponsored forums at which the public was able to provide input on the budget. More
BHFD Chief Addresses Winter’s High Volume of House Fires The winter of 2013-2014 was marred by a disturbingly large number of house fires in and around Bedford Hills, including the latest at a 4,000 square foot staff residence at the GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, which occurred in the early morning hours of March 25. More
On Saturday evening, March 22, the Katonah Museum of Art held a “First Look” Party for its new exhibition, “Jasper Johns & John Lund: Masters in the Print Studio”. The “John & John” exhibition is the first under the Museum’s new Executive Director, Darsie Alexander, who was appointed in January and officially began her term on March 1. More
Do-Si-Do Yer Partn’r
Bedford Hills Elementary School Association (BHESA) held their annual fundraiser on March 28 at the Bedford Hills Community House--the Hoedown for the Hills. Steering Committee members Lisa Schneider, Laura Mack, Jennifer Hopt, Michelle Brook and Christine Mazurek oversaw the Western theme décor and the menu of pulled pork and corn bread, and served beer in glass jam jars. More
Harvey International Student Wins Japanese Speech Contest
Danni Qu, one of six Chinese students enrolled this year in Harvey’s new International Student Program, won the Northeast Council of Japanese Language Teachers (NECTJ) annual speech contest last week in New York City.
Danni, a sophomore whose native language is Mandarin, More
Full STEAM Ahead at Rippowam Cisqua Lower School
STEAM is an integrated cross curriculum program that ties Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math together in a team approach to learning. The six-week program culminated with a Science Fair, much like a younger version of an Intel Science program. More
Thank you, but not Goodbye, to Rhoda Gushue
On the evening of March 13 the Bedford community bid farewell and good luck to Rhoda Gushue, their beloved library director who served the Bedford Hills Free Library for 43 years. More
Run for the Hills
Early Saturday morning on April 5th while dampness hung in the air, runners—men, women and children--assembled at Depot Square, aka the Bedford Hills train station. It was time for the fifth annual Run for the Hills 5K race. More
Mrs. Green's, Do the Right Thing
The undersigned neighbors, parents, and business owners are writing to express our dismay at the actions of Mrs. Green’s Natural Markets in firing employees who sought to join a labor union, and to inform you that we are boycotting all of Mrs. Green’s stores until the company rehires More
Skinny Buddha: The Path to a Healthy Lifestyle
When Elyce Jacobson, an experienced chef who was frustrated with her own weight struggles, began working with certified personal trainer Shaka Taffawa, she had no idea their collaboration would lead to a new venture. Elyce agreed to follow Shaka’s customized weight-loss program and when she finished the program, she was amazed not only by the incredible results, but also by how great she felt. More
Supervisor Burdick Fast-Tracks Capital Improvements, Especially Pot-Holes
Town of Bedford Supervisor, Chris Burdick announced today that capital planning for the Town of Bedford has been fast-tracked, with a new target Capital Plan adoption date of May 6, 2014 - more than four weeks ahead of the original June 3 Capital Plan target adoption date.More
Distracted Driving Shatters Lives
Distracted driving has become a deadly epidemic on America’s roads, and teens are especially vulnerable because of their inexperience behind the wheel and, often, peer pressure. Statistics shows that sixteen percent of all teen drivers involved in fatal crashes were distracted while driving. Behind the statistics are real families who have been devastated by these tragedies. Unfortunately, there are many stories about how teens’ lives were lost by distracted driving. More
The Canine Commons at Beaver Dam Park: An Open Letter to Local Dogs
Howlo. Lewis the Beagle here, and I’m here to right a wrong. It concerns the Canine Commons at Beaver Dam Park More
Glenn Close’s Bedford Filming Plans Hit a Snag
Glenn Close wants to shoot her upcoming film, The Great Gilly Hopkins, in Bedford. And why not? She has a home in Bedford Hills, where she raised her daughter and where she continues to remain engaged in the community. Ms. Close filmed some of her more memorable scenes from 1987’s Fatal Attraction right on Guard Hill Road. In fact, the Town of Bedford has long been a coveted film location, and the Bedford Town Board seems pleased that Ms. Close wishes to film here. More
Harvey’s Boys Tennis Stays Perfect
Harvey’s boys tennis team improved its record to 7-0 Monday with another hard fought victory, a 7-2 win over South Kent. At #1 singles, Armonk's Alec Roslin beat Evan Chien 10-0, and at #2 singles Harry Solomon of Bedford battled back after falling into an early hole by winning the final seven games of the match and winning 10-4. More
Katonah Lewisboro School District: Four Announce Candidacy
Katonah Lewisboro School District’s Board of Education will have two new members as of July 1, 2014, with terms running through June 30, 2017. The two open Board seats are the ones currently occupied by Charles Day and current Janet Harckham. Both of their terms expire on June 30, 2014. Mr. Day is currently the President of the Board of Education. The election will take place on May 20, 2014.
Bedford Man Is Victim of Internet Dating Scam
On April 23, a Bedford man called “Dan” (not his real name) reported that he had been the victim of an internet scam perpetrated by at least two individuals working in concert via the “Adult Friend Finders” website, which calls itself the “largest adult social network” and reports in excess of “40 million adult members seeking “to make connections and find partners for dating, romance, friendship, and a variety of encounters.” More
Bedford CSD’s Annual String Festival:: “American Strings” Cry for The Burning of Bedford
On Monday evening, April 21, the Bedford Central School District presented “American Strings”, as its annual District String Festival offering at the Mary Lou Meese Theater at Fox Lane High School.
The theme of this year’s String Festival was the American Revolution. The
Revolutionary War Tale was inspired by battles fought in Bedford during the Revolutionary War. More