State parks society honors Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann


The New York State Recreation and Park Society recently honored Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann with its 2020 Elected Official of the Year Award.

The honor is bestowed upon an individual who “provides exemplary support to parks and recreation and made significant contributions to the parks and recreation field through active participation, advocacy or through policy and legislation,” according to the society.

Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann, with his dogs Ollie and Livvy, and Megan Leavey and her dog Patriot, during the dedication ceremony for the town’s dog park on Sept. 21, 2018 (Photo: Town of Clarkstown)

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In nominating Hoehmann for the award, Clarkstown Parks and Recreation Superintendent Elaine Apfelbaum singled out some accomplishments during his tenure serving the town’s 85,000 residents:

  • The December 2017 opening of Clarkstown’s Winter Wonderland, a new LED
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Michael Lavine Honors Arthur Siegel With an American Popular Song Society Program

The performance takes place on Saturday, October 10th at 12 Noon ET via Zoom.

Join singer/musical director and sheet music archivist Michael Lavine on Saturday, October 10th at 12 Noon ET for an American Popular Song Society program honoring the Broadway composer and cabaret artist Arthur Siegel.

Arthur wrote the music for many of the songs in the NEW FACES Broadway shows of 1952, 1956, 1962 and 1968. He mainly collaborated with June Carroll, but in later years, Arthur wrote with other lyricists. He musically directed most of Ben Bagley’s Revisited cd’s over the years, providing arrangements and also singing on them! Michael will be joined by a number of stars from Broadway and Cabaret, who will be presenting songs by Arthur. Michael will also tell some stories of his friendship with Arthur. Performers lined up to entertain: Steven Brinberg, Fay DeWitt, Natalie Douglas, Jay Aubrey Jones, Jon Peterson, T.

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Seahawks’ Damien Lewis honors Andrew Sledd, his ‘future father-in-law’ and a police-brutality victim

The chef flew in from Chicago the day before the Seahawks’ first home game against the New England Patriots, landing in Seattle around 6 that Saturday night. About 28 hours later, Andrew Sledd completed his latest culinary masterwork: four pounds of Cajun fried chicken, a pot of collard greens, an overflowing pan of macaroni and cheese, Cajun cornbread stuffing and, for desert, peach cobbler.

Sledd and his wife Marie had come to Seattle for the first time at the behest of Seahawks rookie offensive lineman Damien Lewis, who grew accustomed to Sledd’s cooking after his college games the past couple years at LSU. Lewis wanted that tradition to continue in Seattle. The Sledds were happy to oblige — and happy for an excuse to visit their 4-month-old grandson, Damien Lewis Jr., the first child for Savannah Sledd and Damien Lewis.

The family watched on a 70-inch TV as the Seahawks

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Society honors 2 Wright-Patt individuals for mentorship, service

“I am sincerely humbled and honored to receive this prestigious Society of American Military Engineers national award recognition,” he continued. “I can think of no better challenge to our engineer leaders to mentor our next generation. I have learned so much from our senior leaders over the course of my career who took the time to mentor me, and now it’s my turn to do the same. Mentoring is both personally and professionally rewarding and our Air Force and nation will be better served by it.

David Perkins was inducted into SAME’s Academy of Fellows during the investiture ceremony at which Parker was honored.

SAME bestows the designation of fellow on SAME members who have rendered dedicated and outstanding service to organization and to the architecture, engineering and construction profession. Today, there are more than 800 members in the SAME Academy of Fellows.

Perkins, who joined SAME in 2003, has

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