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Part XI : It Could Only Happen in Plattsburgh (or NYC)
It was my senior year, and I had reached my limit. I could navigate the day time as well as any of my male contemporaries. In class, in the library, or roaming the college center, I could engage girls like I wrote the book on flirting and setting things up for future reference. But once night fell and the witching hour struck, my brew had no idea how to capitalize on all the previous goodwill and work. I couldn’t close the deal - even when the deal was closed for me.
After Setting the Table so Perfectly, Star Trek VI Fell Flat as Action Adventure Movie
Star Trek VI is the last of the original series movies and most Trekkies really like the final installment. In fact, Michael Bodhi Green of Looper thinks it’s the best one in the lot. That’s a far cry from my opinion so brace yourself. I think the Undiscovered Country is almost unwatchable, and whenever I tune in, I’m kind of embarrassed for the schlocky manner in which the first generation was sent off.
Robotic Competition at John Jay Brings Together Team from Across the Area
On Saturday, December 10 in the John Jay High School cafeteria, 11 teams across Westchester, Dutchess and Putnam County took part in an informal robotics competition. About 75 students in total, the gathering was meant to lead into more formal competitions as the school year progresses. But the task at hand still put the neural nets of both man, woman and machine to the test.
Bedford Rec Department Holds Senior Art Exhibit at the Bedford Hills Community House
On Friday, January 20, the Bedford Recreation and Parks Department held a reception for seniors who have been taking part in the Arts and Crafts Studio. For 55 and over area residents, the art was proudly displayed on the walls of the Bedford Hills Community House and so were the smiles. That said, the gathering was pretty low key and commensurate with the basic curriculum at hand.
Mahopac Holds on for 35-27 Victory over Arlington
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John Jay Opens Dual Meet Season with 60-18 Victory over Harrison
Click link for rest of Sectional Photos https://rmonetti.blogspot.com/2023/01/jj-wrestling-2022-2023.html After a few weeks of tournaments, John Jay came home to open their dual meet schedule. Harrison on the docket, the Huskies were definitely cowed by the time they headed south with their tails between their legs.
Somers/North Salem has a Good Vibe to Start Wrestling Season
Click for rest of sectiona photos https://rmonetti.blogspot.com/2023/02/somers-wrestling-sectionals.html On Thursday, December 1, Somers/North Salem traveled to Montrose for the Multi-Meet at Hen Hud. Two matches for most of the wrestlers, a respectable 22-13 record was commensurate with Coach Ron DiSanto’s take on the afternoon.
John Jay/Yorktown/Somers/Hen Hud Defeats Scarsdale
Click for All Sectional Photos https://rmonetti.blogspot.com/2022/12/jj-gymnastics.html The season winding down, John Jay/Yorktown/Somers/Hen Hud matched up against Scarsdale on Tuesday, January 25. At Dynamic Gym in Mohegan Lake, the girls tumbled past the Raiders by a score of 177.85-118.3 and are turning their attention to the postseason.
Mahopac Gymnastics 2023
Click for rest of Sectional Photos https://rmonetti.blogspot.com/2023/02/mahopac-gymnastics.html January 4 On Wednesday January 4, the Mahopac Gymnastic Team returned to Eclipse Gym on Route 6 and were happy to be back on the floor, the beams and the bars. “Considering the layoff and the limited practice time, the kids had a good meet,” said Coach Vin Collins, and the numbers were in agreement.
Somers Resident Joins Mission to the Border
Kaethe Bierbach grew up in Chappaqua, spent 30 years as an administrator at the Thomas Watson Research in Yorktown and moved to Somers in 2019. She also joined the Presbyterian Church of Mt Kisco in 1979 and has long been part of the social justice aspect of the congregation’s mission. As such, she’s lent her time on behalf of organizations like Neighbor’s Link, the Interfaith Food Pantry and the Interfaith Prison Partnership. But rising temperatures has gotten the Heritage Hills resident to focus her latest energies beyond the local, and the climate of concern has nothing to do with mercury levels.
Tarrytown Man Takes Team Israel to the Olympics
If you asked most Americans whether Israel and baseball go together in any context, the answer would probably be no. The assumption would be very far off, though. “Israeli baseball started with a bunch of Kibbutzniks 30 or 40 years ago - transplanted Jews from the states,” said Eric Holtz of Valhalla. But the game is now played everywhere, and Israel must have a quaint little program that falls far short of the likes of the USA, Japan and the Dominican Republic. Not so fast again and Holtz can attest to the team’s chops between the lines - even when taking into account the bias he may carry as the Team Israel Coach.