April 27, 2009

THE RECORD-REVIEW "Talk of the Town"


The Kentucky Derby is coming up quickly on the Pound Ridge track. Come watch the action at the Pound Ridge Republican “Derby Day Party” hosted by Helene and Herbert Solomon. The annual event, sponsored by the Pound Ridge Republican Town Committee, is $30 per person. If you take a minute to step away from the tellie, you’ll find the gathering a nice opportunity to meet neighbors, friends, local officials and candidates. Open bar, buffet dinner, and the rush of adrenaline as your winning horse goes for the first jewel in the Triple Crown of thoroughbred horseracing. For reservations/information, race to the phone and call Frank Sisti at 764-5622 or Jackie Rodney at 764-5666.

Get in the swim. Or at least start thinking about it. The “Early Bird” rate for Pound Ridge Town Park swimming pool passes is available until May 15. Start loading up on sun lotion, flippers and goggles. Opening day is nigh. For more info on other upcoming summer programs, call David Goldberg at 764-0947/dgoldberg@townofpoundrige.com.

Pound Ridge resident Wendy Lipp, and her band, featuring Isaac Raz, Mike Shapiro, and Rom Flizot, will fill the Schaffner Room with jazz, blues and rock n’ roll as a benefit for The Pound Ridge Library Foundation on Saturday evening, April 25, from 8 to 10 p.m. Refreshments will be served before and during the performance.

“The Library is important to our town because it’s a place where we can all come together to enjoy, learn, and support one another,” Wendy said. “The concert is an opportunity for me and my band to perform and do something special for the community.”

Tickets to the Library Foundation concert are $10 per person; children under 18 are free. To reserve your place, contact Janet Schloat at 764-1680 / jschloat@verizon.net.

The Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem in on a mission: to promote wolf conservation by teaching about wolves, their relationship to the environment, and the human role in protecting their future. Besides increasing the population and diversity, the organization seeks to get the wolves out into the wild. Veterinarians Drs. Renee Bayha and Kim Khodakhah of Pound Ridge Veterinary Center are among the many volunteers who donate their time and services to help this mission.

“It takes dedicated and caring people to venture out in the cold to work in the field, sometimes for hours, as wolves are isolated for their annual physical check-ups. Renee and Kim help with medical procedures, health checks, and vaccinations. We are lucky and grateful to have them donate their time and services to help us,” said Rebecca Bose, curator. For more info, contact Wolf Conservation Center at 763-2373 or http://www.nywolf.org/.

A Retrospective Installation: Celebrating 50 Years in Pound Ridge” by welded-steel sculptor/photographer April Herbert, will be on exhibit at the Library from April 26 to June 4. All are invited to the artist’s reception on Saturday, May 9 from 4-6 p.m. (Please note that this date is different from what is in the library’s winter/spring newsletter.) The 60-piece show coincides with April’s 75th birthday! Pencil in the date and stop by to see the retrospective of work and to give her your best birthday wishes. For more info, contact Marilyn Tinter, Library director, at 764-5085.

Lift your hands and give a round of applause to Jason Weisburg for being one of the 2009 Ford Ironman World Championship lottery winners who will race in Kailua Bay in Kona, Hawaii this October 2009.

Since it began as a challenge between a group of Navy Seals, the Ironman has grown to become one of the most recognized endurance events in the world. Originally a combination of the Waikiki Rough Water swim, the Around Oahu Bike Race and the Honolulu Marathon, the Ironman consists of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run. No easy feat.

Fox Lane Class of ’83, it’s been 25 years since graduation. Time to reunite! Lisa Cerniglia is taking a poll on what alums would like to do . . . family BBQ in the summer, cocktail party, whatev? Lisa contacted us to ask you to contact her to get in contact at lisa.cerniglia@yahoo.com.

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