It’s tee time! The Pound Ridge Golf Club, which was ranked #2 in Golf Magazine’s 2008 list of “Best New Courses You Can Play,” is now open for the season. Dust off your clubs and check out this world-class layout crafted by legendary designer Pete Dye, who is considered to be among the most influential golf course architects of the last five decades.
Some of the course’s highlights include the par-3 15th hole, where you’ll find elements of natural beauty inherent to the entire property on one hole, including a tremendous rock backdrop. The par-4 5th hole puts a premium on precision and strategy, and the par-5 16th hole has an uphill length that requires careful thought for the second shot.
Until the weather warms up, first tee time is at 10 a.m. There are a limited number of golf plans and passes still available for the 2009 golf season. For more info, call the pro shop at 764-5771 or visit poundridgegolf.com and click BOOKGOLF. Reservations can be made for the entire season, and the club house is now open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day. I think we can finally put winter behind us.
Take 2: It’s tea time! Get out the teacups and sugar cubes. Mrs. Larkin’s renowned scone-atopia is back. Her honkin’ scones in Wild Maine Blueberry, Cranberry-Orange and Chocolate Chip, along with her supremely addictive Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies, will be at Pound Ridge Farmers’ Market (right in front of Joan Silbersher’s Antiques & Tools of Business & Kitchen) in Scotts Corners starting April 19.
Can’t wait that long? Stop in and visit Near & Natural in Bedford Village and the Sunoco station in Pound Ridge to get an early start on munching the very finest.
Artist Wendy Moore has a new exhibit called “Light and Shadow,” which features landscapes and still lifes in oil. “The paintings include scenes of the Pound Ridge-Bedford area as well as of Nantucket--places that I love,” Wendy said. “I want to communicate on canvas the joy and excitement I feel from observing the inspiring atmospheric effects of light in nature.” Her work has a beautiful palette as you can see by going to her website, wendymoorefineart.com.
“Light and Shadow” will be at St. Paul's on the Green, 60 East Avenue, in Norwalk through to May 31. The opening reception is on Tuesday, March 31, 7-8:30 p.m. Locally, Wendy’s work is shown at the Lionheart Gallery in Pound Ridge.
Congratulations to Pound Ridge swimmer Alex Forrester who rounded out the top three butterfly winners at the Austin Grand Prix swim meet as she clocked in with touching the wall at 1:00.37.
Ever hear of chair, or sitting, yoga? It’s designed to provide the benefits of deep breathing, stretching, and strengthening to those who may have exercise limitations. It’s also a terrific form of exercise for those without limitations. The safe and gentle postures can be done at the office, on a train or plane, and if you’re brave and have lots of self-confidence, even in the dentist’s waiting room.
Curious to give it a try? Marlene Gallagher, who has taught various levels of yoga for over 7 years (and who has long been an inspiration to many), is conducting chair yoga classes at Pound Ridge Community Church. All in the community are welcome to sign up for a series of either 6 or 12 classes that meet on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12:30-1:30 p.m., beginning Tuesday, March 31. To reserve a seat, contact Marlene at firstname.lastname@example.org or 232-3062.
Next Wednesday is a day celebrated around the globe with hoaxes and practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family, colleagues, neighbors and “Talk of the Town” readers.
To read the following missive, stand in front of a mirror. Hold up the newspaper so that “Talk of the Town” faces the mirror.
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