If you haven’t already heard the buzz, here it is: The Inside Press, Inc., parent company to the publication you are holding, has been busy, busy launching a sister publication. Just two days post the mail date of Inside Chappaqua, all of Armonk will be receiving a debut edition of Inside Armonk: The Magazine for North Castle and beyond. If you check our Table of Contents, you can help support two hometown magazines, if not with a voluntary subscription for your own home, then with a gift for someone else’s outside our closed circulation. Thank you in advance!
I’ve had covering North Castle on my mind for some time, and did give a publication there a go once, but for personal reasons, largely pertaining to the single mom hat I wear, I pulled out. Which brings me to the present edition of Inside Chappaqua…
As soon as Guest Editor Emily Bloom suggested a “Different Hats Moms/Women Wear” theme, an inner voice screamed, “YES!” With Emily being a volunteer firefighter and with Suzanne Chazin’s Girl Scout troop working hard on a project to thank our first responders, I also knew that was the hat we had to highlight for the cover. I only wish I could wish away the recent fire on Bedford Road that left seven New Castle residents homeless (thankfully no injuries were reported!) and devastated Whispering Pines, a beloved floral shop; the heroic efforts through the night reinforces our gratitude further.
Innumerable hats are covered in this edition! I’d like to note that as a single mom, my own hat wardrobe has ranged from a floppy style to one as hard as a helmet. At my wardrobe’s best, it’s been a snug baseball cap with a steadfast theme of “I’m going to win this.” That’s the hat I think I have on now! By win this, I don’t mean there’s a war going on or anything. What I do mean, quite simply, is that I intend to embrace love and happiness–from deep within. That’s a gender neutral-challenge, actually, no matter what your “relationship status.”
But forget me for any deep thinking for a moment… I have been so buoyed by my wonderful friend (to many!) Lori Sachare’s optimism and determination in her battle against cancer. I asked her if she would share her story with the community. I think her ten life lessons make this issue a keeper too. Love to you, Lori, Alex and Debbie. And a Happy Mother’s Day to all.
Grace’s hair and makeup courtesy of the Richard Scott Salon and Day Spa in Mt. Kisco