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Local effort to meet the baby formula shortage; magnificent mud rooms; the surprising power of honey; what to do this weekend; a Mount Kisco dad authors a book about girls and baseball; and more

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🎵 PRELUDE: What I’d Say

“What I’d Say” is a 1959 composition written and performed by Ray Charles. The song began as an improvised one in 1958 when Charles, his orchestra, and backup singers had played their entire set list at a show and still had time left. The audience’s response was so enthusiastic that he decided to record it.

Ray Charles was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer who pioneered the soul music genre during the 1950s by combining blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel styles. Charles was blinded during childhood at around the age of 7, possibly due to juvenile glaucoma, but stated that it never hindered his career in any way. He is regarded as one of the most iconic and influential performers of the 20th Century. 

Fans of Ray Charles Music can enjoy “Forever Ray- A Ray Charles Celebration” on Saturday, June 11 at Paramount Hudson Valley in PeekskillThe show features Shulton Whitley as the voice of Ray Charles, along with former Raylette, Angela Workman, vocalist Chyna Grant from the Harlem Gospel Choir, and Samantha Joy. They are backed by a multi-talented, musically exacting band that embodies the music of Ray Charles.

— ELISA ZUCKERBERG, Founder of HearItThere.com, an online resource for live music events in the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County.

📰 ICYMI: This Week’s Features

A Formula for Success

As the baby formula shortage continues, grassroots groups form to meet the challenge

The Healing Powers of Honey

For centuries honey has been used to heal wounds and treat ailments. Were the ancient Egyptians onto something, or is it all folklore? Local experts discuss the science behind this sweet treat.

Magnificent Mudrooms

What you need to create a beautiful and functional mudroom in your own home

What to Do This Weekend: Your Best Bets

Enjoy music in the “streets”; party on the pier at Rye Playland; an outdoor arts festival in White Plains; and more

Girls and Baseball

While helping his young daughter overcome her doubts about playing America’s beloved pastime, a Mount Kisco dad learned she was not alone in her concerns

📡 THE FEED: Curated News in Brief

  • Ossining Deli Owner Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Employee: An Ossining deli owner was found guilty recently by a jury after a two-week trial of sexually abusing an employee in 2021. (Examiner)

  • Bee-Line Bus Rides Are Free Through Labor Day: County residents can ditch gas pumps for the summer in place of free bus rides throughout Westchester. (lohud)

  • Noise, Economic Viability Key Concerns at First Airport Meeting: Speakers at the first forum to discuss the future of Westchester County Airport last week were split between residents urging for environmental and noise safeguards and aviation and business interests highlighting the facility’s vital economic importance. (Examiner)

  • Woman Indicted For Assaulting Metro-North Train Conductor With Pumpkin: A 21-year-old woman has been indicted for allegedly assaulting a Metro-North conductor with a pumpkin after being asked for a ticket, the Westchester County District Attorney announced. (Daily Voice)

  • Mobile Crisis Response Teams Up and Running in Westchester: Westchester officially kicked off its seven Mobile Crisis Response Teams last week, an initiative that will see mental health professionals on call to assist local police departments or respond to certain crises in lieu of officers. (Examiner)

  • Westchester To Require Warning Signs Where Firearms Are Sold: The warning will also be given to anyone being issued a firearm license by the county clerk. (Patch)





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