When you don't require your passengers to buckle up, especially children, it becomes more complicated. I will not start my engine until everyone is buckled. I certainly agree that drivers who use a cell phone or text (?!!!) while driving should be hung by their thumbs. But it's easier to spot someone without a seat belt than someone using a cell phone.
I'm grateful that the police are going after any of these fools. View Comment
Things grow stronger in the rain, and the good efforts of everyone participating on Sunday certainly did just that! Thank you for a special day to all the volunteers and businesses who contributed to the day. View Comment
Just so you know, while they are not gorgeous, they are harmless unless you are an edible plant. Do not try to use poisons on them! You'll harm yourself, children, pets, birds, etc., and will do virtually nothing to the cicadas. There is nothing you can do to deter them. So we just have to grin and bear with them till they disappear for another 17 years. View Comment
It was indeed a marvelous evening. The Silent Auction organized by Vivian Falco offered such a wide selection of items, trips, concerts, sports events that the hard part was picking what to bid on! And my personal favorites, the mini spring rolls and sushi from Asia Hamachi! View Comment
I know I'm prejudiced, but this is a fabulous and delicious event! If you come away hungry, you just weren't trying! There is something delectable for every taste. And the Silent Auction has such a wide variety that the real question is what not to buy.
Not only will you get to sample the marvelous food destinations in Scotts Corners, but you'll also be supporting our superb Pound Ridge Library.
A real Win/Win!!! View Comment
This Sunday, April 28th, "A History of the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation–Celebrating its 75 Years" will be the program at the Annual Meeting of the Pound Ridge Historical Society. It will be presented by Beth Herr (former curator of the Trailside Museum) and Maureen Koehl (Lewisboro Town Historian) at the Pound Ridge Town House (255 Westchester Avenue). A short business meeting at 2 will be followed by the program at 2:30. View Comment
I am sure that transportation would be offered if the the child were blind under the American with Disabilities Act. It should be obvious that this child has no way to get to school without school transport. It is not a stretch at all to apply an existing remedy for this situation, Think just a smidgen out of the box, Bedford Central! View Comment
The problem with the poll is that it only lets you name one animal. I've seen bobcats, bears, coyotes, foxes, opossum, otters, in addition to the more commonly seen animals like raccoons. It's a great thrill to see so much wildlife in my own backyard, although the bear was in South Salem, not Pound Ridge. View Comment
While this winter had much more snow than last year, in 2011 the ground was covered with 2 feet of snow for most of the winter. People forget that a typical New England winter is pretty white for three months. And we are climate-wise in New England. If schools hadn't closed and delayed opening for relatively small snowfalls (and in several cases, just the possibility of snow), vacation time would not have been affected. View Comment
This is a terrific quilt! Raffles can also be purchased at Albano Appliance, Antiques & Tools of Business and Kitchen, Chubby's Hardware, Houlihan-Lawrence Real Estate and Maggie May's Frozen Yogurt & Ice Cream. The Pound Ridge Business Association is very happy to support our great Pound Ridge Volunteer Fire Department. Wonderful job, April. View Comment
It's been my pleasure to do the typesetting, work on the graphics & designing with Ricky and facilitate the mailing since the Little Book's revival in 1990. This year there is a new page with all of the information on what to do when there is a power outage. This includes information for Pound Ridge and Bedford with emergency resources such as warming stations, water, etc. Our Office of Emergency Management in Pound Ridge was extraordinary but some people didn't know what was available, and where. Hopefully, this info won't be necessary a lot, but it is in the Little Book of Numbers for 2013!
Ruth Mendes, Wordcraft & Graphics, Unlimited View Comment
What is the environmentally safe treatment McHale uses? I recall reading that applying something on the lower 4 feet of the exterior can keep them from invading. Apparently they do not fly onto the house, but crawl. View Comment
It also is a major problem when it has been planted in wetlands as it has been here in Pound Ridge. This clogs the free running streams. Unless you've got a herd of pandas to nibble it into submission, it should be planted in oil barrels with the ends cut off which are sunk in the ground leaving a 1 foot rim above ground (as suggested by The Bamboo Man in New Jersey, a professional bamboo supplier). View Comment
And thank you to the Pound Ridge Office of Emergency Management (OEM) for sending out an email that advised residents of town resources in case of an outage. We are very luck in Pound Ridge to have such a responsive OEM! View Comment
Saturdays and Sundays, Jan 12 to Feb 10, at the Pound Ridge Museum,
next to Conant Hall, in the Hamlet
WESTCHESTER AREA BASKETMAKERS GUILD Basket Exhibit and Sale.
An outstanding show and an opportunity to purchase wonderful baskets. View Comment
And don't forget to come to Scotts Corners on New Year's Day for the Annual New Years Day Antiques, Farmers & Bakers Market at Antiques & Tools of Kitchen & Business. Free toasted marshmallow and chestnuts too! Also open will be Lil Beans Toys & Sports, Juleigh's Resale Couture, and Pound Ridge School of Dance. View Comment
I am battling stilt grass in our lawn and it's a heartbreaker! Apparently some of these grasses are introduces as packing materials for imported items! They're discarded and get into our landfills. View Comment