Farrington wins his first American Gold Cup in North Salem

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North Salem s only weekly newspaper mailed to every home business. Thursday, September 22, 2016 Vol. 2 No. 24 Follow us on Facebook Twitter OLD SALEM FARM PHOTO: TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL Old Salem Farm Manager Alan Bietsch, left, Farm Owner Kamran Hakin, center, with American Gold Cup winner Kent Farrington Top-ranked American equestrian rider Kent Farrington achieved a personal first on Sunday after winning the prestigious 216,000 American Gold Cup competition at Old Salem Farm in North Salem on his horse Gazelle. He bested a field of 40 riders, including his 2016 U.S. Olympic Silver Medal teammates McLain Ward, Beezie Madden Lauren Kraut as well as local athletes Georgina Bloomberg, Katherine Dinan Peter Lutz. There were 17 countries represented in the international field. Farrington, who is currently ranked second in the world by FEI (Federation of Equestrian International), was one of two riders who cleared the Alan Wade-designed course within the 84 seconds permitted. In a jumpoff he beat Charles Jacobs for the win. I thought Alan Wade built a difficult course, which I think is well-suited for a class of this prestige prize money, said PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE BOOK LLC. Georgina Bloomberg rode to victory on Manodie II H on Saturday during the 35,000 Hermès Sellier Cup. Farrington wins his first American Gold Cup in North Salem Bloomberg wins 86,000 American Gold Cup Qualifier Farrington. With it also being a World Cup qualifier, I think it brings the best riders we have using top horses. It worked out for me to win today, but regardless of that I thought it was a great competition I am thrilled to finally win the American Gold Cup. I ve never done that before it was on my list of things to do. Ward, a former North Salem resident who lives in Brewster is currently ranked fourth in the world, finshed fifth after having four faults. North Salem residents Bloomberg Dinan placed 13th 20th respectively. SEE CUP PAGE 14 BALANCED ROCK 2 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE 25 CLASSIFIEDS 26 HEALTH & WELLNESS 18 LEISURE 24 OPINION 10 SPORTS 20 MOON-VIEWING Hammond Museum hosts 50th annual fundraiser. pg 3 FULL-SERVICE Painting Contractor K.C.S. Premium Painting Over 70 years experience Interior/Exterior Karl Scheurich Michael P. O Brien Page 2 North Salem News BALANCED ROCK Thursday, September 22, 2016 The Staff EDITORIAL TEAM SUE GUZMAN EDITOR: ROB DIANTONIO SPORTS EDITOR: ADVERTISING TEAM PAUL FORHAN CORINNE STANTON JENNIFER CONNELLY NANCY SORBELLA BRUCE HELLER PRODUCTION TEAM FAITH ANN BUTCHER PRODUCTION MANAGER: TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL DESIGNER/PHOTOGRAHER EXECUTIVE TEAM BRETT FREEMAN PUBLISHER: SHELLEY KILCOYNE VP OF SALES: Ruth M. Keeler Memorial Library Events SENIOR SEMINARS Demystifying Medicare healthcare coverage for seniors. Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10:15 a.m. -1 p.m. This free engaging program offered by trained volunteers from Westchester Library System s Seniors Out Speaking group. Drop-ins welcome. Registration preferred. Free one-to-one counseling by trained volunteers. Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.. Trained volunteers from the Westchester Library System s Seniors Out speaking group will be at the library. Please bring your Medicare card, insurance card medication list with dosages frequency. No registration necessary. DRAMATIC READING AT RUTH M. KEELER MEMORIAL LIBRARY Join the library for a reading of Edgar Allen Poe s The Pit the Pendulum by Alan Sklar Sunday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. Alan Sklar has been a freelance voice actor for over 20 years, voicing radio/tv commercials, audio books, documentaries thouss of corporate medical video projects. PERFORMANCE AT RUTH M. KEELER MEMORIAL LIBRARY North Shore theater group will present Greg Oliver Bodine in Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus, a one-man play based on the novel by Mary Shelley, Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. All ages, no registration. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library M&T Bank. Harvest Fair The North Salem PQ Tigers are holding their annual Harvest Fair Sept. 24, 12-3 p.m., at 173 June Road. There will be games, inflatables, food, prizes much more. Raffles will be sold at the fair. The gr prize is a 500 gift card shopping spree. Hammond Museum Opening Reception, Fall Exhibits The Hammond Museum will hold an opening reception for its fall exhibits Sept. 24 from 1-3 p.m. The Guild Hall Gallery is featuring the exhibit Of Pirates, Mermaids True Love, 100 Years of Tattoo Art. The Hays Gallery will host the work of Anonda Bell, Colliding Worlds. The Goelet Gallery will feature the exhibit Luminosity by Paolo Staccoli. USPS Passport Day at Muscoot Farm in Katonah The United States Postal Services is offering a special passport day on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 9-2. You will need: original birth certificate (NO COPIES) or original certificate of naturalization, two (2) Passport Photos, available at event for 15 a valid driver s license or other valid Photo ID. Adults, 110 (personal check or money order for Department of State) Children, 80 personal check or money order for Department of State) 25 execution fee for USPS per passport Cash or checks will be accepted for the 25 execution fee 15 photo fee Children under 16 will need both parents present with old passport /or original birth certificate matching parent s valid drivers license. Visit to fill out an application in advance for more info on paperwork needed to get your passport. There will also be a How to Address a Letter class for children with coloring books Junior Postmaster stickers available while supplies last. Halloween Train Show Lasdon Park is holding a Halloween Train Show Oct. 1 from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. This year, the main attraction is a model Lionel train display inside the main house featuring haunted scenery along with the Harry Potter express visiting Hogwarts castle. The main house will be transformed into a series of spooky surprises for the family who dares to enter. In the library there will be a storyteller for youngsters. Lasdon Park is located at 2610 Amawalk Road, Route 35, in Katonah. For more information visit Boak defeats Falk in 40th Senate District Democratic primary Deadlines NORTH SALEM NEWS DEADLINE THE DEADLINE FOR ADVERTISEMENTS AND EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS FOR NORTH SALEM NEWS IS THE THURSDAY BEFORE THE NEXT PUBLICATION DATE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL SUE GUZMAN AT OR Online FOLLOW US Location Former Pound Ridge Councilwoman Alison Boak defeated Patterson attorney Andrew Falk in the Democratic primary will face incumbent Republican Sen. Terrence Murphy in the race for the 40th Senate District seat. According to unofficial election results, with 88 percent of the districts reporting, Boak led Falk percent with 3,486 votes to Falk s 933. This was not Falk s first bid for a state office. He was twice defeated by incumbent Assemblyman Steve Katz, a Yorktown resident, in Last November, he fell short in his bid for Patterson town supervisor. Boak served a four-year term on the Pound Ridge Town Board from 2011 to The former councilwoman lists restoring public trust in The best workout to change your body is just down the road! Albany; the environment; women s equality; college affordability; reducing taxes, building strong communities as the key points of her campaign platform. I was asked to run by a number of committee chairs elected officials, she said of her decision to enter the Senate race. What inspired me to run is I am fed up with Albany politicians corruption. I am tired of having these politicians being more interested in helping themselves than helping the people of their districts. Boak said she has a welldocumented history of fighting corruption due to her experience fighting human trafficking. She resides in Pound Ridge with her husb, Allan Weinstein, their four daughters. BAILEY COURT 334 ROUTE 202, UNIT C1S SOMERS, NY PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY HALSTON MEDIA, LLC Gyrotonic & Gyrokinesis First session FREE for new clients 2016 HALSTON MEDIA, LLC p: e: 77 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877 Thursday, September 22, 2016 Your Neighbor North Salem News Page 3 Shooting for the moon Hammond Museum hosts 50th annual moon-viewing fundraiser Dozens of people attended the Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden s 50th annual moon-viewing fundraising dinner August 20. This well-known tradition was started by the museum s founder Natalie Hays Hammond in The elegant custom of eating, drinking, listening to music, writing poetry while watching the moon, was practiced devotedly since the Tang Dynasty in China ( ) was continued in Japan during the middle of the Heian period ( ). To commemorate this event, the Hammond Museum had Bibiana Huang Matheis to curate an art exhibit Behold the Moon as a modern art exhibit to honor an ancient tradition. Matheis had invited 13 well-established artists from the Hudson Valley, Connecticut, Long Isl New York City to participate in this multimedia art show, including eight site-specific installations. The annual Moon Viewing concert is a tradition that was begun by Natalie Hays Hammond in 1966 has continued by popular dem ever since. Those in attendance were greeted with paper lanterns lining the Japanese Stroll Garden that served as a magical setting for this ancient custom, which brings together people traditions of the East West every August. The event featured a private Japanese tea ceremony open only to museum sponsors inside the Japanese Tea Room of the Hammond Mansion. Appetizers refreshments were then served to guests. A silent auction was held with unique offerings. Guests were served a special bento dinner as well as sake. Traditional Japanese music was performed in the garden with Koto, Shamisen Shakuhachi. Visit for more pictures. Curator Bibiana Huang Matheis with contributing artist Chuck Von Schmidt Past president Penny Narwede with Karen Roach Mary Gunther Micheal McKenna, president of the Hammond Museum Tea Club, narrarates the procedures of the formal tea ceremony. A delicately wrapped tasty sweet from the tea ceremony. PHOTOS: TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL Members of the Hammond Museum Tea Club Page 4 North Salem News Thursday, September 22, 2016 Raising the bar North Salem rolls out new mission initiative By Sue Guzman Editor The North Salem Central School District has taken the wraps off a new initiative designed to further shape North Salem students as thinking, creative problem-solvers. The Board revealed the new initiative, which dovetails into a previous mission created seven years ago, at its Sept. 15 meeting. Problem-solving does not end in the classrooms, said Dr. Michael Hibbard, assistant superintendent for instruction human resources. Opportunities for problem-solving occur all the time outside the classroom in activities clubs, in sports outside the school, in kids lives, in community groups volunteer associations interactions with their friends family. The school district created its original mission in Its goal was to engage students to continuously learn, question, define solve problems through critical creative thinking. The new initiative, dubbed a Profile of a North Salem graduate as a problem-solver, was crafted with input from faculty, students community members, defined specific skills such as active listening, effective writing working in groups, as ways to illustrate that graduates are ready for challenges beyond the school walls. Students need to be able to tell their stories to future employers. Most people looking for a job will tell the employer what they do not how they think. That is the difference, Hibbard explained. School Board Vice President Deborah D Agostino agreed, saying the initiative was an extension of the mission the next logical step. Fundamentally we are preparing kids for jobs that have not been invented yet, she said. By working with community leaders, we know that no matter what they do next, our grads are going to need to be able to solve problems. This is the basis of our mission focus on creative thinking problem solving. The new graphic outlining the goals of a student problem solver was created by Shauna Hendrie, a senior at North Salem High School who was on the Mission Committee that helped formulate the new initiative. We had meetings about once a month we discussed so many different ways to problem solve create new ways to do that really have the students be involved, she explained. I think it s so much easier for all students now because it lays out a clear plan to success it s in every classroom. Our mission is to have everyone succeed. The North Salem School District belongs to the Connecticutbased Tri-State Consortium, an organization that evaluates highperforming member districts in See initiative page 5 Additional costs for multiple units Cannot be combined with other offers BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW! LET BELL KEEP THE COLD OUT SCHEDULE NOW & SAVE! Thursday, September 22, 2016 North Salem News Page 5 initiative FROM page 4 with the goal of enhancing student performance. In 2014, the Consortium wrote a letter to the district commending it for its work on its Mission, its visionary leadership, for not simply resting on the district s considerable accomplishments, but rather goes deeper to identify the next level of work to engage staff students in the process. The North Salem School District has also won praise for its mission on a national level from Edleader21, which acknowledged North Salem for integrating its creative problem-solving strategy into the lives of students teachers. During his presentation, Hibbard explained that the goal is to create a graduate who is a critical creative thinker, a collaborator, communicator, citizen a continuously improving learner. The new focus will be communicated encouraged by teachers using problem-solving tasks that have been integrated into the curriculum, students will then be evaluated based on how they integrate the problem-solving tasks into their learning process. Hibbard said the student as a problem-solver initiative will also enable them to perform better on state tests. As the new tests are evolving to be more thinking-oriented, the students who are now learning to think more in this context are more prepared to do better on those kinds of tests, he said. We think there s some kind of correlation. The goals will also be evaluated on a regular basis overall, to determine effectiveness to make adjustments as needed, along the way. We are not held captive by Common Core state tests, said Hibbard. We have worked for nine years to go beyond those measures of success to provide an education that prepares all of our students for college, careers life. Students need to be able to tell their stories to future employers. Most people looking for a job will tell the employer what they do not how they think. That is the difference. -Dr. Michael Hibbard Superintendent of North Salem Schools Bedford Wine Merchants Purveyors of H Crafted Wine from around the World Go to: to find more wines, recipes, food matches. We deliver locally nationwide. Free local delivery. 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Dr. Andrea Kropf Rt. 100, Suite 208, Somers, NY It s apple season, get picking! BY SUE GUZMAN EDITOR Fall officially begins September 22, what better way to celebrate the season with a visit to one of the many area apple farms to pick apples enjoy some family fun time. HARVEST MOON FARM AND ORCHARD Harvest Moon Farm Orchard in Purdys offers a variety of apples for picking, depending on their ripening schedule. Varieties include McIntosh Front Hill. Visitors should stop by the store to purchase an apple picking bag. During weekends in September October, the bag can be purchased outside the orchard entrance. It s also not a bad idea to pick up a pole for picking apples at the tops of the trees. The cost is 20 for a medium size bag, 30 for a large size bag. A medium bag typically holds about pounds of apples. A large bag between pounds. Adults making the trip can enjoy a glass or two of of their new Hardscrabble craft ciders at their new tasting room. Their apple cider donuts are also a must-try as is hot cider. Dogs are permitted in the orchard, but must be leashed. They are not allowed in any of the farmer s market buildings. There is also a pumpkin patch available along with hay rides, bouncy castles slides some excellent local food vendors offering everything from sausage peppers, freshly made pizza to pumpkin cheesecake. Harvest Moon is located at 130 Hardscrabble Rd. OUTHOUSE ORCHARDS Outhouse Orchards is a family-owned operated orchard in North Salem that was founded in the late 1800s originally as a dairy farm. It wasn t until the early 1900s that the Outhouse family began farming fruit along with dairy production. While there is no more dairy farming at Outhouse, they do grow apples, peaches, plums other vegetables. The farm grows a variety of apples for picking including McIntosh, Cortl, Rhode Isl Greenings, Rome, Baldwin Red Delicious. Apple bags are available for 25. Poles are available for picking as well. Apple picking is available until November 9. Hours of operation are 9-5. As part of the apple picking experience, outhouse has a corn maze hay rides available for visitors. Outhouse Orchards is located at 139 Hardscrabble Road in North Salem. STUART S FRUIT FARM Stuart s Fruit Farm in Granite Springs has been a family-run farm since They grow 20 different varieties of apples including Macintosh, Jonamac, Cortl, Macoun, Gala, Empire, Winesap, Fuji, Mutsu (Crispin) Nitany Braeburn. Hay rides are available on weekends from They also offer pumpkin picking, gourds, Indian corn corn stalks for fall decorating. Stuart s also has fresh baked apple cider donuts, pies other baked goods as well as farm fresh produce. Apple picking runs daily from 10-5 through November. They are located at 62 Granite Springs Road in Granite Springs. WILKENS FRUIT AND FIR FARM Wilkens Fruit Fir Farm in Yorktown if a 100 year-old orchard. It features hay rides to their picking orchard which grows such apple varieties as Gala, McIntosh, Baldwin, Cortl, Macoun, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious Jonagold. Check their website for ripening times. In addition to the apples, Wilkens offers pumpkins baked goods in its on-site shop. Their apple cider donuts are widely sought after. They also offer fresh baked pies, cookies, strudel sticks
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