Category Archives: Columns

Column: The Mandela story

Do you know what Nelson Mandela’s original first name was? According to the website of the Nelson Mandela Foundation,, he was born on July 18, 1918, and was given the first name Rolihlala. He received the name Nelson from a primary school teacher at the age of seven. At 16, he attended a boarding […]

Column: Indie holiday shopping for the whole family

For Her: Outerluxe 1951 Palmer Ave., Larchmont • Sapphire blue velvet boots by Penelope Chilvers from Great Britain, $425 Wendy Gee!  1949 Palmer Ave., Larchmont • Slippers, $19 • Ladies scarves, $29 • Ladies handbags, $68-$165 Siren 224 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck • Cashmere dress toppers in all colors, $138 • Holiday wear by Karina Grimaldi, $198 and up […]

Column: Some holiday wishes

It’s Christmastime again and, although—at 29 years old—I don’t stay up on Christmas Eve, eagerly hoping to hear reindeer hooves clopping on my roof, it doesn’t mean that I don’t still put continue together a wish list. Strangely enough, the list might not be all that different from the ones I penned years ago. As […]

Poetic License: Relaxing

People are always good company when they are doing what they really enjoy. -Samuel Butler   Relaxing By Kay McCarrick, guest Poet I enjoy resting on the sofa, in the late afternoon, listening to music, of my own choosing, on my Irish boom box.   Mary Louise Cox, poet laureate of the town and village of Mamaroneck

Column: Adding strength to the City Council

At midnight on Dec. 31, the unexpired council terms of Joe Sack and Catherine Parker will be vacant since they will have moved on to higher offices, mayor and county legislator respectively. Until then, there will be no vacancies to fill. That is why Mayor French correctly said in his Dec. 2 column, “Please forward […]