Just between us, indeed. This column was on a whole ‘nother topic while Inside Chappaqua patiently waited for “the word” from Town Supervisor Rob Greenstein for a date for Team New Castle’s swearing in ceremony. He and the team were busy coordinating with Secretary Clinton and Congresswoman Nita Lowey so they could preside.
So in the ‘nth hour before IC was off to press–with Team New Castle election victory coverage already slated as the cover story–I was thrilled to work in some images from Town Hall’s Jan. 22 swearing in, and managed to post some video right away. Pictures by the fabulous Carolyn Simpson, www.doublevisionphotographers.com, followed to inform and entertain a social media audience, primarily. I also very much appreciated a wonderful “reunion” moment I shared with Secretary Clinton–making this whole event another one for the IC books.
You can find our story as it ran that night by clicking on the “New Castle News” link or look under “Cover Stories” on our home page here for expanded coverage. One highlight was the portion of Rob Greenstein’s statement that elicited a hearty laugh: He turned to Clinton after being sworn in, stating: “Since I know that fairness is so important to Secretary Clinton, I’m confident that if the occasion should arise when Secretary Clinton is sworn into office in the next few years–she should know that we would happily return the favor by attending her inauguration. Fair is fair.”
Our Town Hall coverage in this edition also includes bios of Councilman Jason Chapin and Councilwoman Elise Mottel (both of whom Sec. Clinton graciously acknowledged for their continuing service) and those of County Legislator chairman Michael Kaplowitz and State Assemblyman David Buchwald. Ronni Diamondstein checked in with “New Castle Democrats” for their plans moving forward. And Sarah Ellen Rindsberg highlights the outstanding generosity of Town Justice Doug Kraus.
Our sponsors are, of course, well represented in this 6th annual “Merchant Profiles” edition, and we hope you will read through the many profiles that accompany their spots. We invite you to show IC some love back by acknowledging their support here and hopefully visiting shops or trying out services.
Given that it’s Valentine’s Day, we remembered LOVE. Maggie Mae knows many owners like to take their pets shopping for V-Day, and has some great advice. Don’t miss Anna Bennett’s reminders that not all kids enjoy the intense peer pressure V-Day can invoke.
Finally, we highlight loving efforts by the Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way, and offer good news from inside the pediatric oncology department at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Love on.