A NOTE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

May 6, 2021

Again, our motto is ‘Always Local, Always Positive!’ We hope our bios of great and interesting local people, getting you inside some of the most spectacular homes in our area, and bringing you features on special things in the community, has your interest. We treasure the coveted spot on your coffee table, and we aim to do everything we can to keep you reading Bedford & New Canaan Magazine.

Though our routine is to publish every-other-month, and to include a variety of subjects in each issue – even if issues are ‘themed’ (eg. the upcoming March/April Green issue and May/June Influencer issue)

– in this once-annual issue, we focus exclusively on homes. From our cover feature on Phillip Johnson’s sublime The Glass House, to features on some magnificent homes for sale in the B&NC MAG market, this issue is all about home.

We’re proud to make supporting local charities a purpose of the magazine. And, as I’ve noted before, at least in part because we mail – for free – to every household in New Canaan, Armonk, Bedford, Pound Ride and Waccabuc, and the most affluent in Bedford Hills, Mt. Kisco, Katonah, North Salem and South Salem, we call upon each of you to take a moment to reflect after reading our issues…and consider supporting the worthy local charities we feature.

We featured Grace Farms in New Canaan, and the heroic work they’ve done to help get through the pandemic, in our September/October issue. We highlighted the critical work of the Northern Westchester Community Center in Katonah in our November/December issue. In the January/February issue, we gave a call to action to find new leadership, in addition to contributions, for The Storm Hockey Team of the American Special Hockey Association, a team for local kids with disabilities founded by New Canaanite Debbie McQuilken. And we are making a practice of giving ad space to 501(c)(3)’s such as Make-A-Wish of the Hudson Valley and The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp in order to bring these special charities to your attention.

In this issue, in our feature titled Exceptional Care, we focus on Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley, which is located on the campus of the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, and on the Regional Hospice Center For Comfort Care & Healing, and their mission to now build the North Star Pavilion for babies and children. We thought each of these exceptional care facilities was a good fit for this Homes Issue, because each involves providing the comfort, safety and benefits of being ‘at home’ to people with most dire need. And while the sickness and death that necessitates these charities is horrible, we want to note that having Ronald McDonald House and Regional Hospice right here in the B&NC MAG area is nothing but positive. Please consider making a contribution to help renovate the Ronald McDonald House and/or to help build the new North Star Pavilion at Regional Hospice.

And please tell our advertisers you noticed their offering in Bedford & New Canaan Magazine.

Enjoy the read,
Casey Kaplan

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