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Mark Jeffers resides in Bedford Hills, New York, with his wife Sarah.

BEDFORD, NY, KATONAH, NY , and RIDGEFIELD, CT —  April 29, 2019 —Welcome to “News & Notes,” where we look at the happenings here in Westchester County…

The Triple Crown is huge in horse racing, and in my house as well… my triple crown happens now, with my wife’s birthday, Mother’s day and our wedding anniversary all happening within two weeks.  Hallmark really needs to make a card to cover all three! After I find another job to pay for the gifts, I will write this week’s. “Triple crown of love” edition of “News & Notes.”

Katonah Spring Clean-up Day and Plant Sale is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 (rain or shine) meeting at the Katonah Library.  Disposable gloves, garbage bags, vests, route maps, and refreshments will be provided.

As you may know, the Bedford Town Board increased the hours for resident access to the Beaver Dam Compost Facility, which processes the Town’s wood waste and leaves, and offers the opportunity for residents to drop off wood waste and leaves and pick up compost.  There is no cost for residents’ use of these services. The extended hours in May will be 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. My green thumb wife is very excited…with Spring clean-up and planting season here; you may find these services helpful.

This is by far the cleanest column I have ever written…the only is set for 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday May 3 and 4, to request a pickup call 914-234-5453.  The Club is a community group in Bedford that raises funds to help provide support for local youth programs and projects focusing on arts and music, club and school sports, scouts, athletics, youth outreach, scholarships and community service.

It’s time to lace up your sneakers and head to the Bedford Hills Train Depot as our friends from the Bedford Hills Neighborhood Association present the Janet Jacobsen 10th Annual Run for The Hills 5K Race at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday May 4.

Over on Route 35 in Katonah you can join Lasdon Park’s horticulturist for a tour featuring the Tropical Rainforest Exhibit.  Learn about rainforests and colorful tropical plants.  Tickets can be purchased in the Shop at Lasdon at the usual weekend rate of $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.  The tour meets at the Shop at Lasdon Park at 2 p.m. on May 5.

A good luck shoutout goes to Matt and Christina Safarowic, from the Whitlock as they are taking over the KR Café in downtown Katonah, which recently closed…

All are invited to join this glorious event at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, when the Chancel Choir of the Antioch Baptist Church in Bedford Hills, will raise its inspired voices in a rousing concert in support of the Community Center of Northern Westchester.  This is the 26th year of this wonderful event, which will lift your spirits and benefit the programs that allow the Center to serve those in need in our community.  The concert will be held at the Antioch Baptist Church at One Strother Crossing in Bedford Hills (at the corner of Church and Main Street).

On May 7, Filling in the Blanks will hold its Sixth Annual Golf Outing on Fairways For Food. The golf event, held at the prestigious GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford, is their marquee fundraising effort and your participation will enable them to continue fighting childhood hunger in our local communities.

Our friends at Ridgefield Playhouse asked me to mention this very special evening as one of my all-time favorites, Paul Anka sings Sinatra on May 15.  It’s a night of Anka favorites including “Diana,” “Puppy Love,” and “Put Your Head on my Shoulder,” plus Sinatra classics “My Way,” “Fly Me to the Moon” and much more. All tickets include a pre-show cocktail party with wine tasting and appetizers, for more information call 203-438-5795.

We would like to dedicate this week’s column to all the wonderful Mothers out there and hope they a marvelous Mother’s Day…


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