September 12, 2010

RECORD-REVIEW "Talk of the Town"

By Bonni Brodnick

Rev up your engines for the upcoming Pound Ridge Car Show, sponsored by The Pound Ridge Police Benevolent Association, on Saturday, September 18 at the Pound Ridge Town Park, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain date is Sunday, September 19). Classes for trophies include Antique, Classic Pre- and Post-War, Foreign Classic Pre- and Post-War, Thunderbirds, Fords, GMs, Mopars, Customs-Lead sleds, street rods, sport compacts, Corvettes, Vipers, military fire apparatus, muscle cars and motorcycles. In other words, if it’s got wheels and has a hot design, you’re likely to see it. And be inspired. And wish you had one in your garage. Along with the wheels, there will be a spitfire raffle with items from local businesses and generous neighbors, including the Avellino and Nardozzi families, Scotts Corner Market; Grand Prix NY; Dinardo’s, Nino’s, and North Star restaurants; Chubby’s; Albano’s Appliance & Service; Future Value Association and the NCM; Bedford Post Inn, Pound Ridge Sunoco, Dodge & Associates; Plus Nails & Spa; Curves; My Goodness Deli; Pinocchio’s Pizza & Restaurant; Pound Ridge Dry Cleaners; and so many more. All proceeds from the car show will benefit the Pound Ridge PBA Community Programs.
The ever-generous PRBA will host the Pound Ridge Lions Club and their annual silent auction that is filled to the brim with additional items, also donated through the generosity of local merchants and townsfolk. The mission of Pound Ridge Lions -- one of the largest service organizations in the work with more than 1.3 million men and women in 200 countries and geographic areas -- is to create and foster a spirit of understanding among all peoples for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation. Let’s take a break in the paragraph here for an interesting factoid. Did you know that LIONS is an acronym for Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nation’s Safety?

If “Talk of the Town” were to bid (and win) all of the cool items given to the PBA raffle and Lion’s silent auction, a day in the life of a lucky Pound Ridger would go something like this: after returning from Highlands Resort at Verde Ridge in Sedona, Arizona, find the tickets for the photo safari for two at Zulu Nyala Game Reserve in South Africa; and stow my golf clubs and swim suit after a week at Smuggler’s Notch Resort in Vermont; put the four Yankee vs. Red Sox tickets on September 26 on the entranceway table so that we don’t forget them; stop over at Bedford Post Inn for a chef’s tasting menu; check to see if my Weber Smokey Joe Grill is ready for pick-up at Chubby’s; before which I need to remind my husband to get his hair cut at Philip’s Men Hair Design, while I’m over at Salon Perri getting the absolute chic-est haircut in town by Charles. Walk down Westchester Avenue a few shops to get a mani/pedi at Nails by Kay; remind myself about the Christine Brooking, LMT one-hour home massage; check with Pearl Glassman on the educational counseling session for my good friend’s daughter; get fit with Meg Coco so that I don’t keel over at the Bikram Yoga Yorktown classes; pop over to North Salem Golf Club for a round and lunch; make dinner reservations for different nights at North Star Restaurant in Scotts Corners and Crabtree’s Kittle House in Chappaqua; choose spots for the 200 daffodil bulbs to be planted by the Pound Ridge Garden Club and where to place the goldfinch feeder from Wild Birds Unlimited. Invite 10 friends for the Bonsai lecture and tour; hang the beautiful nature photograph by Curtis Lew; think about firming my core at Pilates of Pound Ridge; check with Pound Ridge Police Chief David Ryan to see when it might be “convenient” for me to take over as Police Chief for a Day; grab a chunk of cheese at Plum Plums Cheese Shop; call the kids to get find out when they’re coming home from college so that we can go racing at Grand Prix in Mount Kisco; and get sartorially inspired at Juleigh’s Resale Couture. By now I am so exhausted that I’ll cash in my chit for the one-hour massage by Dina P. Dunaway, LMT; give myself a bouquet of calla lilies from Topiary the Flower Shop; stop over at Samuel Parker Deli for a second yummilicous lunch and a great view of the hamlet; drive across the road to see if I can stuff the Weeping Japanese Maple Tree from Poundridge Nurseries in the back of my station wagon; and not to ever forget my beloved pets—Willis the Corgi and Augie the Cat—pick them up a surprise at Abby’s Pet Store and the gift basket at Pound Ridge Veterinary. “Talk of the Town” readers, mark your calendar and make some traction over to the annual Pound Ridge Car Show. There’s a lot to see and bid on at the PRBA raffle and Lions Club silent auction. Come hear the motors rev high and the Lions low roar.

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