April 18, 2010

RECORD-REVIEW "Talk of the Town"


Come to a full stop at the stop sign. Obey the speed limit. Signal before turning. No passing on double-yellow lines and definitely no passing on a curve. Remember the rules of the road? If you need a refresher, Pound Ridge Library is doing a service to the community by sponsoring AARP's Driver Safety Program on Saturday, April 17 (tomorrow) and Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants must attend both sessions to satisfactorily complete the course. Upon completion, you qualify for reduction of auto insurance premiums and up to a 4-point reduction by the Department of Motor Vehicles for violations incurred during the 18 months prior to completion of this course. It’s your turn to call the Library to register: 764-5085.

It’s not too late to register for the Katonah Museum of Art 11th Annual Literary Lunch (= interesting speakers) on Monday, April 19, from noon-2:15 at Abigail Kirsch’s Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown (= great food). Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the Museum’s education and exhibition programs. Luncheon speakers include Ben Cheever, Elizabeth Berg and Sue Miller (= worth coming out for). $90 members/$105 non-members. For more info, call 914-232-9555, x. 2978 (=that was easy.)

Do you ever make too much food for dinner and wish you could share it with someone? Here’s a chance not to feel guilty for cooking for a crowd (Why is my memory being jolted on this one? “Mom, why are you cooking so much? It’s just you and us. Dad’s at the office.” “But, but, but… I love to cook.”) Well, keep on cooking and think about brightening a senior’s day by sharing your epicurean bounty. Pound Ridge Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) has started a new program called “Share Your Supper Club” for senior citizens who would like a little variety in their meals. Here’s how it works: 1. Any time you have an extra dinner meal, give N2N a call. 2. They will connect you with a Pound Ridge senior citizen who would enjoy a good home-cooked meal. 3. You deliver the meal to the person that evening or the next day with reheating instructions. No pre-planning necessary — it can even be at the last minute. If you’d like to do this on a regular basis, N2N will provide you with disposable containers in which to place the food. And don’t go away, you bakers out there. If you’d like to provide baked items to senior citizens that can be arranged, too. No pressure: you can give/make a meal and/or yummy confection once a week or once a year – it’s up to you and there is no set level of commitment. If you have a meal to share, contact Jody Froehlich at Froehlich5@aol.com or 764-9490. If you have any questions re: N2N, call Louise Paolicelli, coordinator of Pound Ridge senior programs, which is affiliated with our town Recreation Department: 764-8201 or PRSeniors@townofpoundridge.com.

When Vince Manna came to Pound Ridge, he never thought he would fall so much in love with the town that he would A.) Write a book about our history (“Images of America: Pound Ridge” – co-authored with Dick Major) and B.) become our Town Historian. Vince will also be a narrator on the Pound Ridge Historical Society bus tour which takes place on Sunday April 25. Following the Society’s annual meeting at the Town House (from 2-2:15 p.m.); all are invited to board the bus for a tour along our windy, daffodil-lined country roads. Vince will highlight homes and places of historical significance along Trinity Pass, Barnegat Road, Westchester Avenue and Fancher Road. The tour is $5 for Historical Society members and $10 for non-members. To reserve a seat, call 764-4333 or email prhsmuseum@earthlink.net. Incidentally, if you’d like to bone up on Pound Ridge history before the tour, “Images of America: Pound Ridge” can be found at such cyber-bookstores as Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com. You can also pick up copies at the Pound Ridge Museum, located in the hamlet, and now open for the season from 2-4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

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