Varda Singer, Owner, ICD Contemporary Jewelry
“I would like to wish the Chappaqua community the same enjoyment that I have had living and raising my children here in town. Both my children went to school in Chappaqua. They volunteered in the ambulance corps, they competed on the schools’ teams and played in the same fields and playgrounds behind my jewelry store that their children are now playing in. My hopes and dreams for all the residents in Chappaqua is that they will enjoy the community, camaraderie and greenery as I have over the past decades.”
Shawna Starr, Spa Manager, Bellava Spa
I realized upon reflection, that I am a very superstitious person who is constantly throwing out to the universe, my innermost wishes and desires. Whether wishing on a shooting star, an eyelash that has fallen out, or the clock when it turns 11:11, I figure a little extra help can’t hurt! These wishes range daily from “hoping” my child does well on a test, to “hoping” I make it to the gas station before running out, to “dreaming” of one day living on the beach, preferably in Hawaii. However, as a single mother of three, the most meaningful of all, is my hope that my children feel and know that I love them unconditionally, forever, no matter what choices they make on their life’s journey, and that my wildest dreams were fulfilled the day each of them was born and I became their mother.
Yulia Omelich, Owner, COUTUREDossier
It is with a great pleasure that I decided to bepart of this issue that celebrates a WOMAN, a Mother, a multi-tasker, afighter, a protector, and a true friend in every one of us. The “Mother”journey starts before a person is born but it NEVER ends. Each year is a new milestone that presents another challenge to overcome and learn from, either it is a loss, a sickness, a dull friend with ill intentions or a toxic relationship,Mothers will always be there trying to guide away from the wrong doing or helpduring a sudden misfortune. My wish today is for all of you to be reminded moreoften how beautiful you are, how much you matter for your loved ones and bethanked for being there for them. Imet so many of you at COUTUREDossier. Youare amazing and wonderful people. Love yourselves and be happy. Happy Mother’sDay!”
Teri Tiberi, Office Manager, Riverside Memorial Chapel
I have a dream that one day soon I will be able to live a simpler life, where I can spend more time embracing all the beauty that surrounds me. To live the healthiest life possible so that I can still take long walks on the beach when I am in my senior years. To be surrounded by people I love and spend more time with them. I hope that I have learned from my yesterdays, am able to live my todays to the fullest and never lose sight of my hopes and dreams for tomorrow.
Beth Hundgen, Owner, Whispering Pines
“So many of my own hopes and dreams have come true raising two incredible kids, my son Stetson and daughter Sage, and running Whispering Pines here in Chappaqua. Besides dreaming that I will win the mega millions tonight, I hope and dream that my business continues to grow and be successful. I plan to expand my business in the near future by becoming a complete garden center. Ultimately, my job is to make people smile every day with beautiful floral designs and so much more! What can be better than that? I also have great hopes for New Castle! I know that the hamlet of Chappaqua will continue to flourish. I’ve seen so many positive changes since I first opened my store here and have been particularly excited by the opening of so many new stores around town.”
Dawn Greenberg, Owner, Aurora
“My hope is that my kids get to travel the world one day and have limitless options, while still finding a sense of satisfaction through work and their community. The day this photo was taken the future felt full of possibility and our family was complete–I hope we can always feel this happy.”
Lydia Evans, M.D., Board Certified DermatologistDr. Lydia Evans’ mom Lydia Evans (left) and her mother in law, Charlotte Toback. Writes Dr. Evans: “My hope is that I can live my life with the same compassion and integrity as these two beautiful women.”