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The Bedford-Katonah Rotary Club met on Monday at Bistro 22 Restaurant in Bedford Village. The agenda included a discussion of the upcoming Country Fair at John Jay Homestead on Sunday since the Rotary organizes the children’s games that day. There are potato races, sack races, three-legged races and many other fun diversions. Abbott Fleur , an active Rotary member, is the key organizer of these events.

Peter Michaelis , a Bedford candidate for the Westchester County Legislature on the Republican and Conservative tickets, also attended the meeting briefly prior to the Republican primary on Tuesday. His campaign is visible around town, with signs installed at every major intersection, cards in the mail and last-minute calls being made to Republican voters.

In addition, the Rotary invited Dominic Hoerauf , an ambassadorial scholar from Berlin, Germany, to speak at the dinner about his experiences as a scholar. He arrived in the U.S. in mid-August, having received a scholarship from the Rotary Club of America, to complete a Masters in Law from Columbia University. Since he has already earned his law degree in Germany, this is a one-year program to enhance his legal credentials and expertise.

Next Thursday, Sept. 22, the 63rd Annual Herb Fair will be held at John Jay Homestead from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is special because almost everything being sold is home grown, baked or planted, and the scents under the big tent at the Homestead are inspiring. In addition to the plant and herb tables, there will be dried herbal and flower arrangements, jams, jellies, mustards (tarragon is fabulous!) and other canned concoctions, baked goods with herbal elements, a Green Elephant table and a book table featuring herbal, gardening and cookbooks.

Lunches are available for purchase, as is Pat Thompson’s famous lovage soup. Raffle items include two tickets for the N.Y. City Ballet, a private tour of The Cloisters, gift certificates to local nurseries, a white Merino wool wrap and goodie baskets containing an assortment of items. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Fair.  The John Jay Homestead is located on Route 22 in Katonah, a few miles south of Route 35. Hope to see you there!

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