Crafting Glamour

Crafting Glamour

Writing by Amy Baker Photography by Justin Negard In the mid-1990s, jewelry designer Cynthia Ryan created her first Lunette ring while enrolled in a beginner’s jewelry-making course at the Fashion Institute of New York. Her professor was amazed. “What exactly do you do during the day,” he asked. “Your design is a different approach than most, more architectural and reminiscent ...
Out Loud: Give Me The Oscar...And Give Me Death

Out Loud: Give Me The Oscar…And Give Me Death

Writing  by Pete Rosch This piece was written based on the following writing prompt: Your main character is just about to get the thing they’ve wanted more than anything else in life when suddenly, they find out they have only 24 hours left to live. They have to make a choice: get the thing they want and die, or get ...
Making an Impact

Making an Impact

It was several thousand more than they ever imagined. Bags and boxes of books were everywhere. In just three weeks, they’d collected more than 4,500 books during their very first book drive. The plan was to divide the books among a handful of their philanthropic partners, but there were so many that they started two libraries at elementary schools in ...
The Quiet Man with the Loud Voice

The Quiet Man with the Loud Voice

Writing  and photography by Justin Negard "They call me the quiet guy,” says painter Richard Chandler. “But I’m really not. If you pay attention, I’m actually making a lot of noise.” Chandler is a man of contradictions. His slender appearance and thick-rimmed glasses are unassuming yet visually striking. He speaks in soft tones yet serves as the voice of many ...
Out Loud- Quiet

Out Loud- Quiet

Writing  by Keith Makar I sit in stillness My mind is quiet My heart is peaceful I don’t make a sound I listen I listen to the music of the world I hear the joy in the rain I hear the laughter in the sunshine I hear the grief of loss I hear the love in hearts I am so ...
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 ...
Out Loud

Out Loud

Founders’ note: Not everyone is born with the ability to use their voice. Not everyone can easily communicate their thoughts, feelings, hopes and dreams. On this page, we’re give nonspeaking people in our community the opportunity to be heard. The authors are students at Mouth to Hand Learning Center in Mount Kisco. Visions By Paul Klein I wonder if dreams ...
Striking the Right Note

Striking the Right Note

Writing  by Gia Miller Photography by Gabe Palacio In 1929, Caroline Moore Hoyt sold her Katonah property, which she’d named Caramoor, to Walter Tower Rosen and Lucie Bigelow Rosen. Walter was a Berlin-born, international banker who specialized in railroads, and Lucie was described as an “independent, spirited and highly intelligent member of a prominent New York City family.” As the ...
What to do in May

What to do in May

Now that those April showers are supposedly over and flowers are blooming, it’s time to get out and do stuff. But what is there to do? Well, here are some fun events happening during the first week of May. May 3 “Shadow” film screening and Q&A (Jacob Burns, Pleasantville) Evil villains, alien invasions, giant meteors, and….Siri? In the movies, the ...
Cultivating Community

Cultivating Community

Local farms are integral to our community: they grow food we eat, educate people of all ages and support vulnerable people. In Westchester, a handful of non-commercial farms prioritize people over profits. They grow food that’s healthy for our bodies and the planet. They empower students, volunteers and curious people of all ages in classes, workshops and activities, and they ...
Their Better Nature

Their Better Nature

Food is life. It sustains our health  and our wellbeing. Food is made from the life that thrives around us – the plants that grow to be served on our plates, the animals that are raised to become a meal and the farmers that are responsible for creating these possibilities. But, as the saying goes, we are what we eat, ...
Katonah Classic Stage

Katonah Classic Stage

We weren’t sure what to expect when we attended Katonah Classic Stage’s fall performance of “Private Lives.” Would live theater in Bedford be any good? Thankfully, it was excellent. The dialogue was swift and punchy, and the actors didn’t miss a beat. It was fun, engaging and just a few minutes away. So we can confidently say that we’ll be ...