When Inside Chappaqua launched its second issue in the spring of 2003, it was exciting news for the town. But not nearly as exciting as the news that a former President and first Lady had decided to make New Castle their home. The years ensued and Chappaqua, now on the international map, was where key moments in U.S. history continued to unfold. A determined and capable First Lady won her bid for U.S. Senator, and embraced Chappaqua living, shopping locally and admiring the opportunities here for our children. A historic campaign for the first woman President, followed in a“Hillary’s Run” column penned by Evan Glassman, and her eventual appointment as Secretary of State is also stuff for the history books. All the while,“Clinton sightings” became almost commonplace around town, at the Memorial Day Parade or on Community Day, or perhaps with former President Bill Clinton holding court with residents and merchants at his favorite haunts about national and international events as if he had all the time in the world, which he most decidedly did not . We extended hands, as good neighbors do, when crises ensued, from the death of Buddy to the President’s heart attack…and rallied our most famous neighbors to persevere. The recent, joyful marriage of their daughter Chelsea felt personal to us. So now rumor has it the Clintons are moving from their Old House Lane home to a lovely estate in Bedford Hills. If the move should transpire, the Clintons know they leave with true friends and Chappaqua’s populace, with fond memories. –Grace Bennett
P.S. Rick Reynolds of Rick’s Last Licks will return with the next issue, a “Winter 2010/2011” edition, mailing by mid November.