May 23, 2010

RECORD-REVIEW "Talk of the Town" -- May 23, 2010

May 23, 2010

By Bonni Brodnick

The vice president of the United States of America is coming to town. Say what? All are invited to join Vice President Joe Biden at a special luncheon reception in support of Congressman John Hall on Tuesday, June 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Bedford Post Inn (954 Old Post Road, Bedford). Hosts for the event are Richard Gere and Carey Lowell, Stevie Van Zandt, Rob and Emilie Dyson, Jerry and Nancy Kohlberg, Jim Atwood and Leslie Williams, Jonathan Wiesner and Mary Ann Petrilena, Frank Selvaggi and Bill Shea, Roslyn Stone-Pollock, Stephen and Stephanie Axinn, Eric Bergman and Cynthia Jerome, Thomas and Cindy Secunda, and Charles Myers. "We are so excited to be hosting Vice President Biden who is coming to honor our Congressman, John Hall,” said Roslyn Stone-Pollock, chair of the Pound Ridge Democratic Committee. “The enthusiastic response from the community has been extraordinary. We're looking forward to this very special day." For security purposes, attendees will need to provide their social security numbers and dates of birth. To reserve your place, please contact Michael-Ann Haders at 440-666-1753 or

Bar none, every single year when Girl Scout cookies abound, we think, “Why don’t they just sell them in stores all year long?” Why? Because then we wouldn’t feverishly look forward to them being on sale every springtime. Pound Ridge Daisy Troop 2121 will be out in force in front of Scotts Corner Market on Sunday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. selling the way-too-delicious selection of this year’s round-up: Lemon Chalet Crème, Thin Mints, Dulce De Leche, Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils, Tag-Alongs, and Shortbread. Just give me Samoas. When we asked the Pound Ridge Elementary School first grader troupers what they thought of their brand, they responded, “I can gobble these right down,” said Naomi Peck. “These are the greatest cookies I’ve ever had because they are yummy,” chimed in Mackenzie Brent. Grace Dow couldn’t have agreed more. Stock up on Girl Scout cookies this weekend. It could well be your last chance until May 2011.

Last Sunday afternoon, many were in attendance at “Toast to Pound Ridge,” a fundraiser for the Pound Ridge Democratic Committee to showcase businesses in Scotts Corners. L.H. Green Florist, Antiques and Objects provided his beautiful location on Westchester Avenue. Classical guitarist Nolan Ericsson (, played a fusion of jazz, Nu Jazz, and classical and Flamenco in an understated virtuosity that added a wonderful lilt to the setting. Prospero Winery, who harvests California wine grapes only half-an-hour down the road in Pleasantville, provided libations. Lemonade with real sliced lemons was provided by Ella Weinstein, 7, and her big helper/little sister, Alexandra, 3, who set up a stand with a homemade sign, “Lemon Aide for Haiti”. All proceeds benefited the Youth for Haiti Project, sponsored by The International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA). “We’re selling lemonade to help lots of kids and families rebuild a school that is used for a shelter and was knocked down in the earthquake,” said Ella. “It’s sad when people have houses and other people don’t and it makes me feel happy to help people so they can have houses and shelter.” IOFA and Share Joy International will spearhead another Haiti relief effort, Wine & Tapas, on Saturday, June 12, from 7-10 p.m. at Near & Natural Café in Bedford Village. Tickets are $75 in advance/$80 at the door. Ali Boak, Sherene DePalma, Lara Keidel, Wendy Mele, Eileen Pontrello and Helene Romeo are the host committee for the evening. For more info or to RSVP, email

When thinking of Pound Ridge Community Church Play School the words nurturing and cozy come to mind. The program, founded in 1963, also consists of carefully selected and integrated activities designed to encourage growth in the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of young children. The teacher to student ratio is 4:1 with the 2’s, and 6/7:1 with the 3’s and 4’s Applications are still being accepted for the morning 2’s class and afternoon 3’s and 4’s. Check out for tuition fees and 2010-2011 calendar events. Contact director Kirstin Zarras at 764-4360 or to register your little darling/s and to schedule a tour of the play school.

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