Category Archives: Columns

13th annual gift guide

I hope that you already got your flu shots this year, but even the latest vaccine won’t protect you from the virulent strain of the holiday virus known as “Catalog Fever,” also referred to by its street names, “I Have to Have That, Flu,” and, for Steven King fans, “Captain Trips to the Internet.” This […]

What’s your pleasure?

Past Present or Future; John F. Kennedy who briefly lived in Bronxville understood the importance of each. He believed, “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” Head to Tuckahoe’s Depot Square to the stately building a few steps from the […]

A wealth of surprises

As I often say, the great thing about playoff time is that there is no shortage of wonderful narratives to follow. Unfortunately, some came to an end sooner than I—and our local fans—may have hoped. The last two weeks saw some of the Review’s state playoff hopefuls have their hopes dashed on the gridiron. Woodlands […]

Column: The busiest time of the year

For someone who covers high school sports for a living, there is simply nothing quite like playoff time. As my colleagues here at the Review know all too well, this time of year is always a busy one. With election season in full swing, the newsroom is a frenzy of activity. Between coordinating Election Day […]

Column: Doing our part to be green

The village’s active and dedicated Green Committee has organized the fourth village-wide recycling event. So named “Take Back Day,” on this Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., one can bring items to the Bronxville Elementary School parking lot on Midland Avenue. Items accepted for recycling include any electronic devices, clean linens, sheets […]

Column: Veterans to honor

As Veterans Day approaches, we can do well to honor those we admire. At the same time, it is also well to recall that most veterans are not well known as such, and are happy just to be alive and reasonably healthy, if they are that lucky. The American Legion magazine’s November issue includes data […]

Column: Library renovations and Halloween

On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Harrison Public Library held its renovation kickoff in Ma Riis Park, across from Town Hall. It was a pleasure to speak about the exciting plans for our library’s transformation. The Harrison Public Library serves as a center for community activity, supporting cultural programs, art exhibits and concerts in addition to […]

Column: Stopping Ebola “dead in its tracks”

The World Health Organization, WHO, one of the U.N.’s specialized agencies, announced on Oct. 20 that, “Nigeria is now free of Ebola virus transmission.” A sub-heading read, “How a highly contagious virus was stopped dead in its tracks.” I wonder when a similar announcement can be made about the United States. Accordingto the WHO, “This […]

Column: Doing what we can to help the downtown

As the holiday season fast approaches, our business district still has a distressing number of empty store fronts. To truly understand the current situation, I sought to gain the landlord/owner perspective. As an overview, the vacancy factor in Westchester County is currently between 5 percent and 6.2 percent. Some Bronxville landlords have 100 percent occupancy […]

Column: Within these walls

“This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.”–Theodore Roosevelt The Eastchester community lives true to these words especially at Bronxville’s ‘Four Corners.’ Beginning in the 1920s, the wide intersection at Midland and Pondfield avenues […]