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The Education Issue

September / October 2023

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What is education? There are clinical definitions, formalizing the concept of students in classrooms, teachers and apples, and all the rest of that. But education is much more. It symbolizes curiosity; the solving of problems and the asking of questions. Our Education Issue speaks to education in all of its forms, from trade schools to the differently abled to education in ways not often spoken for. The cover for this issue boils education down to the essence of imagination and curiosity. It addresses the most basic form of learning: wonder.

The back cover is a piece entitled, “Spring Street”, by Bedford artist Alissa Leigh. Leigh has quickly become a household name throughout Northern Westchester and it was our pleasure to profile her in this very issue. We hope you enjoy her story and the powerful colors and emotions that her work reflects.

Summer’s Fall

Just when you think crisp fall days and cooler nights are upon us, that last dose of hot and humid summer air returns. What’s a person to do? Maybe combine the best of summer and fall in your cocktail…
Dr. Elixir

Butternut Squash Lasagna

Straight from the kitchen of Le Fontane in Somers, this delicious lasagna recipe is the perfect family dinner for fall.

Digging his Own Graves

Digging his Own Graves

Writing  by Clare McAlpin Photography by Gia Miller and Justin Negard For the past ten to 15 years, Katonah’s Terrace Heights is the place to be on the night of October 31st. With hundreds of trick or treaters roaming the street, Peter Linz’s home is often the number one destination for kids and adults alike. And it’s hard to miss.  ...
Dear Luz #6

Dear Luz #6

Writing  by Luz Michelle Artwork by Vincent Negard Dear Luz, My roommate is driving me crazy! It’s all the little things she does – she bites her nails, taps her fingers on the desk when she’s thinking and even the way she turns the pages in a book (who needs to lick their finger every time?) is making me nuts ...
What I Learned From Teaching

What I Learned From Teaching

Writing  by Leslie Dock Artwork by Giobbi Maybe you have heard the phrase “You learn by teaching.” Psychologists have a term for this; it’s called The Protégé Effect. Essentially, a teacher achieves a greater understanding or mastery of a subject through the act of demonstrating their knowledge to a student. When an instructor takes the time to break down a ...
Researching for Rover

Researching for Rover

Writing  by Dr. Sarah J. Cutler Pining for a pup and don’t know where to turn? Here are some helpful tips & resources. Did you know that in 2022 New York became the sixth state in the U.S. to prohibit the sale of puppies in pet stores?  This was great news for those of us in the canine community because ...
Birthday Parties, Staying Up Late and Melting the Bad Guys

Birthday Parties, Staying Up Late and Melting the Bad Guys

Writing by Ava Fleisher Photography by Justin Negard This article was published in the July/August 2023 print edition of Katonah Connect ...
Le Fontane

Le Fontane

Writing  by Gia Miller Photography by Justin Negard When it comes to Italian food, Le Fontane owner Antonio Abbate knows what he’s talking about. Born and raised in Capri, Italy, Abbate worked in his relatives’ restaurants as a teen. And, in 1985, when a Capri-based restaurant company put out a call for staff to relocate to Bermuda, he jumped at ...
Dual Language Programs

Dual Language Programs

Writing by Emily Meehan Photography by Justin Negard The parents: Kristen Mcintyre, Mount Kisco, mother of Colin, a 15-year-old-boy in the dual language program Alena Shifrin, Mount Kisco, mother of Gabrielle, a 14-year-old-girl in the dual language program Andrew Weir, Mount Kisco, father of Harris, a 7-year-old boy in the dual language program In the Bedford Central School District (BCSD), ...
Renewed Wisdom

Renewed Wisdom

Writing  by Cathy Deutsch Photography by Justin Negard “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence”  – Abigail Adams Learning begins at birth and continues until our last days.  According to a 2022 article in The Conversation, an independent news organization, “Adult learners bring life experiences with them when they ...
Renaissance Girl

Renaissance Girl

Writing  by Gia Miller Photography by Justin Negard When she was 10 years old, Amity Doyle, now an eighth grader at The Harvey School, entered her first film contest. She and her friend Miriam Bertin created a series of sketches and titled their short film “Amity and Miriam, A Quarantine Special.” “It wasn’t really about anything, and it was really ...
The Colors of Music

The Colors of Music

Our Partners Julie Andrews once said, “Feed the body food and drink, it will survive today. Feed the soul art and music, it will live forever.” On September 19, art and music will come together thanks to “Tempo,” a show at Chroma Fine Art Gallery featuring local artists Andy Hammerstein and Julie Rosenberg. Gallery owner Rita Baunok says she combined ...
Summer's Fall

Summer’s Fall

Summer's Fall Just when you think crisp fall days and cooler nights are upon us, that last dose of hot and humid summer air returns. What’s a person to do? Maybe combine the best of summer and fall in your cocktail… Dr. ElixirDownload & Printhttps://connecttomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/P2070714-copy-225x300.jpg Ingredients Serves: Two 1 ounce pear brandy 1 ounce apple brandy 1 ounce apple cider ...
Cracking the Code

Cracking the Code

Writing  by Emma Richman Photography by Justin Negard What do your smartphone, washing machine and a Zoom call all have in common? Sure, they’ve all made our lives much easier. They have become staples of our daily routines, our jobs, our homes. And they’re all built with code. Code is all around us. What could only be described as a ...

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