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Plan a post-COVID escape to Mexico for food and culture

Plan a post-COVID escape to Mexico for food and culture

| April 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Although the coronavirus is still in our midst, progress of the vaccination campaign inspires thoughts of future travel. In 2019, 32 million Americans visited our southern neighbor; why not look ahead and plan a trip to our sister city in Mexico to explore the cultural riches and pure deliciousness offered by Mexico City? Here are […]

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Better luck follows local best-selling author Julia Claiborne Johnson

Better luck follows local best-selling author Julia Claiborne Johnson

| March 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

When local author Julia Claiborne Johnson wanted to start her second novel, she decided she needed an impetus. “What am I going to do to get myself in the mood to write?” she wondered, deciding that “I’m not gonna cut my hair till I’m done!” When she put pen to paper she sported a short bob; when she finished writing three years later, she could practically sit […]

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Neighborhood regular sparks chats and compassion

Neighborhood regular sparks chats and compassion

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Frank Sinatra liked Italian food and regularly downed three shots of bourbon while waiting for his table at Chasen’s. Hitchcock preferred champagne, fruit and French cuisine. Mick Jagger showed up at restaurants after a gig at the Roxy in a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce. So recalls Giorgio, the 56-year-old Larchmont Boulevard regular from behind his possession-piled […]

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Commonalities and a devious blind date lead to marriage

Commonalities and a devious blind date lead to marriage

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Kathi and Mike Genewick grew up two blocks apart in Lockport, New York, a town of 25,000 in the snow belt near Buffalo. There, as Kathi states, “Everybody knows everybody.” They attended the same schools, shared friends, and he, three years her senior, dated one of her older sisters before turning his attention to Kathi. […]

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National Trust adds Ebell to list of places where women made history

National Trust adds Ebell to list of places where women made history

| December 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote, the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Saving Places division announced in January 2020 a crowdsourcing campaign to find 1,000 places across America where women made history. The response to collecting these largely forgotten or undervalued […]

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Children’s Institute virtual gala sparkles, raises $470,000

Children’s Institute virtual gala sparkles, raises $470,000

| December 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Confined to computer screen Zoom rectangles, the Children’s Institute’s third annual Cape & Gown Gala on Dec. 12 none-the-less sparkled in this difficult fundraising season. Emcee Loni Love, a comedian, Emmy Award-winning television host and actress, dazzled in cranberry-hued sequins while entertaining with humor and enthusiasm, and President and CEO Martine Singer warmly welcomed us […]

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