Thank you, Tom, for an excellent overview of this very informative meeting. This project promises to have a very positive effect on our business district and on our town. One of the more important issues which this plan addresses is slowing down drive-through traffic thereby making Scotts Corners safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. I encourage people with questions to attend the Saturday form. The input of our residents is valued and needed. View Comment
Scotts Corners is continually evolving. The Pound Ridge Business Association welcomes the improvements and efforts to make our business community even more welcoming and safe. We look forward to the results of this enormous effort and encourage people to come to this presentation and share their views. View Comment
Roasted garlic - remove a clove at a time and squeeze roasted garlic out of the sking onto crackers, applie slices, etc. Delicious. The roasting produces an almost sweet (not pungent) garlic. Roasted garlic can be added to mashed potatoes, etc.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Cut a thin slice across the tops of of the garlic bulbs. Arrange unpeeled heads of garlic on a baking sheet. Sprinkle garlic with olive oil. Bake for 40 minutes to 1 hour, when the garlic is soft and squeezable, it is ready. Remove, let cool, and serve. View Comment
When we moved to Pound Ridge in 1970, if you spotted a deer near the house, you carefully peeked from behind a curtain lest it be spooked and run away. Today, if we're on the deck, they boldly stroll around. But that's fine with us. They have, however, become too plentiful and we've lost many once abundant native plants, like pink lady slipper, to their need for food. Reducing their numbers is necessary. Natural predators, in addition to human intervention, should be part of the process. Coyotes, bears, etc., cull the sick and the lame. The bobcats and foxes that live in the forest and rocky hill behind our house generally stick with smaller prey. When I read that people want to remove these predators, I would suggest that we (exurbanites) should responsibly live in our wild suburbia by keeping our pets under our control. and our small children under our supervision. This chain of wildlife is part of the environment we chose. View Comment
For a traditional Christmas eve Asian dinner, a great choice is Asia Hamachi in Pound Ridge (opposite the Trinity Shopping Center) 764-8383. They have the best Chinese, Japanese, Thai food -- and they deliver! View Comment
Scotts Corners in Pound Ridge has several shops with great choices for last minute shopping: Loinheart Gallery (wonderful selection of art and art-books), Booksey Galore for books and unique gift items, Antiques & Interiors, Antiques & Tools of Business & Kitchen, Avant Garden, Herdgerow Flowers, Plum Plums Cheese (cheeses & other culinary treats), Poundridge Nurseries (the best ever selection of holiday decor from around the world), etc. And the best part is that these are small shops where you get personal and warm service not to be found in the big box stores or online! View Comment
Jeff took my husband and me as tennis students when we were in our mid-30s. Quite a challenge, but his good humor, patience and passion for the game included sharing it with us. Until our knees gave out, we played tennis as often as we could. Jeff was a very special man and we were privileged to have known him. View Comment
Colette Dow is also Treasurer for the Pound Ridge Business Association. She has demonstrated a real understanding for budgeting and handling finances in a responsible way. Her business experience would be invaluable as a member of the Board of Education. An enthusiastic volunteer in the community at many levels, Colette has an intimate knowledge of the day to day needs of our children. She would be a tremendous asset and a much-needed representative of Pound Ridge to the Bedford Central Board of Education View Comment
I attended State Senator Greg Balls's presentation on his investigation/visit to Pennsylvania to observe the effects of their lack of regulation of the extensive fracking there. It was horrifying! The degree of destruction and consequences to the farms and residents was tragic. Residents in some areas are cautioned to have windows open when showering because of the gas in the water. And there are real links between fracking in the mid-West and earthquake activity where there had never been tremors. This is one reason California is looking at banning fracking. View Comment
Larry, thank you for sharing these very personal thoughts. Along with wishes for a speedy healing, I absolutely agree that we are very lucky to have the police department and Chief Dave Ryan on the watch. The subtle (and at the same time blatant) way these miscreants operate requires the vigilant and proactive responses we have from these reliable guardians of our safety. View Comment
We are so fortunate to have this bookstore in our community. There are no comparable experiences to snuggling up with a book and discovering the worlds within the covers. Any bibliophile knows the special connection with turning the pages and getting "into the book." Electronic books are great, but try putting your finger where you're reading and flipping to the front to check out a previous scene. It's just not the same. Thank you Susan! View Comment
Today no town is totally "safe" -- only the diligence and dedication of our law enforcement department gives us that peace of mind. THANK YOU!
Please remember to support our first responders when it comes to donating to the yearly fund raising drives. View Comment
Wolves are amazing creatures. Studies have shown that where they have been reintroduced into the wild, the entire ecological balance is improved. Predators have an important function in nature, with the notable exception of the most insatiable predator of all. Humans. View Comment