Saturday, December 31, 2016
The all female trio Red Molly can be found throughout Connecticut playing a mix of Appalachian ballads, bluegrass, gospel and Jazz that guitarist Carolann Solebello says is high in fiber and rich in diversity. "We do a nice big salad of different songs," she says.
Scheduled for release soon is their forthcoming CD entitled, "Love and Other Tragedies." The same music mix as the previous CD but with more original material. Abbie Gardner, who plays a stringed instrument called a Dobro or resophonic guitar, is credited with most of the original material on "Never Been to Vegas," while Ms. Solebello admits that she and banjo and guitar player Laurie MacAllister have gotten away from songwriting in the last few years.
In 2005, the Putnam based MotherLode Trio found itself caught in the whole mom rock band mania. They ended up on Good Morning America, Rachel Ray and The Today Show so a benefit at Gilda’s Club earlier this month certainly represents a downsize in comparison. But Patti Pelican, Terry Platz and Stacy Labriola distinguish the difference in venue through a wisdom that only a mother could successfully mete out to that much anticipated destination or on the long journey of life.
“You are always where ever you are,” Labriola says is the answer to the oft asked question – and MotherLode original – “Are We There Yet?”
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Varicose veins occur to due a condition known as Venus Reflux disease. “This is a disease where valves in the surface veins are not functioning, says Dr. Arun Goyal of Vascular Associates of Westchester in Hawthorne. In turn, the blood flow is reversed and the blood pools up in distended veins instead of traveling to the heart. Once addressed with a procedure called Phlebectomy, which stripped the vein right of the leg and resulted in a long painful post operative recovery, today’s modern methods keeps the patient awake and has them up and walking the same day.
Endogenous Laser (EVL) and Radio Frequency Closure Fast involves a needle prick and the insertion of a catheter into the great saphenous vein. Using real time computer imaging, the distended vein is collapsed and sealed off with laser heat or radio frequency energy respectively. Otherwise, he says, the main difference between the two is the Closure Fast ends up having less post operative pain.
From severe depression, drug and alcohol rehabilitation and seasonal depression to stress related issues of parenting, relationships, job loss and divorce, says Ms. Carroll, “We see about 10,000 people through the doors of this agency every year.” For those counting, that amounts to 10% of Putnam’s population.
On every playground, soccer field or baseball diamond, we see kids who lag well behind in the physical skills that are a key component to the make up of a good athlete. Derek Jeter was probably never one of those kids, but what truly separates him from his peers, can be one of several building blocks that the right sports trainer can use to help kids gain much needed ground on the playground.
In alluding to the all-star shortstops sport’s IQ, says Nick Serio of Kombine Sports in Mt. Kisco, “Derek Jeter is in the right place at the right time - all the time."
Boo Girls Seizes The Opportunity To Make The Most Of Online Purchasing Trend By Closing Their Storefront In Katonah
In this, she refers to a sea change in shopping that no longer requires or desires a lift from mom to get a look at the latest. “They are all shopping online,” says Scott of how the younger generation goes about their business.
Monday, December 26, 2016
Pinning down Jackson on one particular subject can be a little like getting a rabbit to focus all his attention on nibbling the shrubbery as he nervously scans the panorama for predators. However, that doesn’t mean his thirst to learn suffers the sheer volume of all the things that interest him. Always ready with a question, reading serves as his jumping off point, and he doesn’t just let the words pass over him without getting the gist.
“It’s about a little mouse,” he says of Stuart Little. “I think the story is really about your size not mattering.”
Sunday, December 25, 2016
In early 2015, Governor Pataki set a goal by 2020 to have15% of all schools utilizing renewable energy. The accompanying program was called K-solar, and its official launch last spring probably went unnoticed by many in Somers - despite the proximity of the announcement.
“New York State considers Somers High School a leader in solar power so they came here to kick off the program,” says Somers High School Earth Science Teacher Brian Hugick in referring to the two solar power arrays on school grounds.
Looking back, Hugick’s background in construction provided the reflection he needed to turn his interest in the environment and sustainability into a renewable reality. “I saw that New York State was starting a solar power pilot program and Assistant Principal Kenneth Crowley gave me the go ahead,” says Hugick of the first array set up in 2002.