Kendal's Own TV Channel


Not known to many is the fact that Kendal on Hudson has its own internal TV channel.

KOH-TV runs on the TVs of all Kendal residents and is accessible as Channel 1970.

The channel runs all day long. During the daytime hours you can see Kendal's various art shows covering the work of our residents. At 3:00 pm there is frequently a rebroadcast of one of the recent lectures or concerts that take place at Kendal. A second such presentation takes place at 4:30 pm.

At 8:00 pm there is a top-flight movie every night there is not a live lecture or concert.  For instance, this coming week Pal Joey, Of Human Bondage, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  will be featured. 

All programs are announced in advance in the weekly edition of Spotlight which can be found on the website. 

Grape Growing and Winemaking

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Two expert wine growers will be on hand on Monday evening, July 16 to discuss the art of natural grape growing and winemaking. Ed Novak (son-in-law of our own Deena La Motta) and Vinnie Liscio will follow their presentation with-- you guessed it-- a tasting of three wine varieties. 

This interesting evening should be informative and in good taste. (Sips only please!). 

As usual the festivities will begin at 7:30pm  in the Gathering Room. 

New Trip


Despite the hot weather and the desire to sip iced tea and relax, Kendal's Trips Committee continues to be as busy as ever.

A new trip is planned for Wednesday, August 22. This one is to Boscobel in Garrison, NY.

Boscobel is a restored historic home and museum that overlooks the Hudson River and West Point. It is known for its Duncan Phyfe early 19th Century decorative arts, its lush 68 acre gardens and during the summer, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

Signing up in the Activities Alcove will, as usual, be on a first-come-first-served basis. Our advice is to head down there with pen in hand ASAP. 

New Game in Town

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Thanks to the generosity of Mary Lou Donarski, an F-14 pinball machine has been donated to Kendal and is available for playing in the Hudson Room. 

The machine was a favorite game of her late daughter Amy. Mary Lou was sure Amy would have been happy to share it with all the residents of Kendal. 

Players should follow the simple rules posted and not play while a ping-pong game is in progress. 

Enjoy the machine. Maybe some day we'll have an F-14 Tomcat contest.

Two Vans for Met Opera HD Live


Because of the long wait lists for the performances of Aida on Oct. 6 and La Traviata on Dec. 15, two vans will be available to transport residents to and from the City Center Cinema. 

There are sign-up and payment instructions in the July 9 edition of Spotlight.

In addition, Jan Myers, Chair of the Trips Committee, advises us that there is a short wait list for the July 25 trip to the Maritime Aquarium.

Questions? Get in touch with Jan.

Balance Clinic Alumni

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The sort of balance the Fitness Center deals with has nothing to do with checkbooks. More importantly, it has to do with physical balance to keep residents from falling.

If you have attended at least one Balance Clinic you may sign-up to use the stability stations with Fitness Staff members. Sessions are brief, yet challenging. 

Time slots are available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 am.

To sign up or have your questions answered, please contact the Fitness Center. 

"Homelessness in Westchester"

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On Monday evening July 9 at 7:30 pm Kendal residents will hear from Anahaita Kotval, the Executive Director of Lifting Up Westchester, a non-profit agency that cares for homeless individuals in our community.

Ms. Kotval will talk about finding long-term housing and providing the support needed to rebuild the lives of our homeless citizens. She has been doing this sort of work for almost four decades in Fairfield County, CT and Westchester.

All residents are invited. It should be a most interesting evening.


Neighbors You Didn't Know You Had

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  Photo by Arthur Brady

Photo by Arthur Brady

Sleepy Hollow is a very mixed community. It contains people of all kinds. Most who have reached their golden years, like many of us at Kendal, have had very productive lives, perhaps with a little fame. There is one group that has received more public acclaim than many others and the members reside in one place-- the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

Click here to see a list compiled by Wikipedia of the most famous people buried there. The list contains their names with a brief identification and links to read more about them.