Aspiring Authors; Veteran Events

The Patch blogosphere has been busy this week: check out what your neighbors have been writing about.

Putnam Valley High School students Sara Zadrima (left) and Sophia France participate in a Master Class for Young Authors at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES.
Putnam Valley High School students Sara Zadrima (left) and Sophia France participate in a Master Class for Young Authors at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES.
Here are some of things our readers are blogging about in Putnam and northern Westchester this week.

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Community Members Speak Out: 600+ Sign Petition

The group Save Katonah Lewisboro Schools continues to be vocally opposed to moving forward with a study calling for the closure of a local elementary school. In this post, the group notes 607 residents have signed a petition asking the school board to delay the planned January vote on the measure.
— Posted by Save Katonah Lewisboro Schools on Bedford-Katonah Patch

Eat, Shop and be Merry in Cold Spring

Local business owner Patty Villanova encouraged Patch readers to check out some of the small businesses on Main Street in Cold Spring this holiday season. In the post, she added many shops are offering pre-holiday deals.
— Posted by Patty Villanova on Peekskill-Cortlandt Patch

Young Authors Inspired by Master Class

Area students, from schools including John Jay High School and Putnam Valley High School, recently took part in a master class for young authors at Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES. The participating students will later have a chance to submit their work to a digital anthology and take part in a Young Authors' Conference in the spring.
— Posted by Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES on Yorktown-Somers Patch

Senator Greg Ball Thanks Community for Veterans Events

NY Sen. Greg Ball (R, C, I — Patterson) summarized some of the recent events for veterans in his district—including a recent trip for World War II veterans to the memorial in Washington D.C. and a Thanksgiving dinner with more than 70 turkeys to feed 800 veterans.
— Posted by Greg Ball on Southeast-Brewster Patch

How to Decorate With Beige

Chappaqua-based interior design company Friedricks Interiors tackles ways to use beige when decorating with other colors in the home in this week's blog post. Click above to read about changing the color from being a "safe" option to a bold one.
— Posted by Friedricksinteriors on Chappaqua-Mount Kisco Patch

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