This week Susan Konig told readers how she was not ready for the football season. Honestly, what mom wouldn't flinch when their child is on the field being tackled by kids who look like they should've been cast in "Remember the Titans?" Susan, a football fan, had this to say: "Oh, outwardly I'm calm, cool, and collected: 'Good play, son! Way to crush the other guy's spleen!' But inside, I'm losing three years off my life expectancy with each game." Hopefully, Susan's anxiety will fade once the season begins.
We also went on a Quest for Rye's Best this week. Bree had the tough job of sampling some of the city's most interesting summer cocktails. She tried drinks from Pier Restaurant and Tiki Bar, Rye Grill & Bar, Seaside Johnnies, Aurora, Café Livorno and La Panetière. As a bit of a lightweight, I'm surprised Bree could sample all those cocktails and still write a coherent review. Read it to find out which cocktail had our writer bedazzled—and buzzed.
We also wrote a story this week about Jim Rooney, Rooney has spent 20 years at the high school and will officially leave his post on Oct. 31. The district will find an interim principal in his absence, but Rooney will help with the search to find a replacement.
We also had our first ever "Meet the Chef" installment, a new monthly feature where we profile a local chef ( check out other "Meet the Chef" profiles on our other Patch sites). Our first honoree was Kenneth Pulomena of Morgans Fish House. Pulomena, who has worked at more New York restaurants than I can count, has revamped the menu at Morgans. He's added dishes like Portuguese fisherman's stew, sautéed Gulf shrimp, filet mignon with lobster and mashed potatoes. So, restaurant patrons have him to thank for any delectable fare they've eaten at Morgans recently.
One of my favorite stories this week was about 6-year-old Owen Foley, who organized a book drive and bake sale to collect money and books for the Carver Center in Port Chester and the Future Leaders Institute Charter School in Manhattan. Owen's fundraiser was a big success. How big? You'll have to read the story and watch the video to find out.
We've covered lots more this weekend, so feel free to search the site for other engaging stories from the past week. Rye Patch will be your source for everything that is happening in the Rye area, from local government and school board meetings to sports and arts and entertainment.
We'll be doing a "Week in Review" every Sunday, so if you missed anything during the week, we've got you covered.