For our last edition of 2016, Inside Armonk spotlights some of what makes the community great, while also looking back at the past and towards the future.
At the Byram Hills School District, technology is changing the way children learn and interact with the world. We take a look at some of the upgrades taking place in the district. In our last issue, we spotlighted the North Castle Historical Society and explored the town’s history and the people who preserve it. We return to that theme this issue, with a profile of 93-year-old George Pouder and his fight on behalf of two Civil War veterans buried in Armonk.
History, of course, was made last month with the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. Our area, as the hometown of Hillary Clinton, played a special role in that historic race, and our photographer, Chad Kraus, was with Clinton on the final days of the election. His photo is on the cover, while others are featured inside the magazine.
When this magazine planned the cover we, like most in the media, expected that the woman pictured would be the president-elect when this magazine went to press. Even after Hillary’s loss, however, we are excited to have these photos in our pages and we hope readers, even those burnt out from election coverage, will appreciate them.
All news is local, and a presidential election is of course no different. The day after Trump’s win, we spoke to a handful of local residents about the results to see how the election impacted our neighbors. Reactions ranged from disappointment and fear to cautious optimism.
This issue will also highlight the local live music scene, with features on Armonk House and Chappaqua Station. We spotlight several local businesses, and feature Armonk resident Marian Hamilton, who launched the Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center a decade ago. Finally, the issue ends with a column on dealing with post-election anxiety, though we acknowledge many readers may be feeling very different emotions.
We wish all our readers a happy holiday season and a great 2017.