Karen Benvin Ransom
(914) 232-1212 ext 342
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Karen Benvin Ransom - CIPS, CBR, ABR,ePRO
"Karen From Katonah"
Licensed Associate Broker
Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate
156 Katonah Avenue
Katonah, NY 10536
(914) 232-1212 x342


Town of Bedford   
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Jingle Pass Weekend in Bedford !  
Tree Lighting Friday December 6th - 7pm
Gather for Music on The Village Green and sing a celebration of Holiday Music
Gathering begins at The Firehouse for hot Chocolate and good cheer!
Jingle Pass Holiday Shopping!
Friday December 6th - Sunday Dec 8th
Shop Local Enjoy Holiday Discounts and Treats!
Many of my clients come from New York in order to raise their families in our area. One of the very first questions is: "Where are the Pre-Schools and Nursery Schools?"

Nursery Schools in Our Area
Bedford Village Nursery School -  Bedford Village NY - 914-234-3020
Bet Torah Nursery School - Mt. Kisco NY - 914-241-6339
Boys & Girls Club - Mt. Kisco NY - 914-666-8069
Canaan Ridge School -  N Stamford, Ct. - 203-322-7191
Gym-Care - Bedford Hills - 914-241-1997
Hi Ho School - Bedford Village, NY - 914-234-3360
Jennie's School for Little Children - Mt. Kisco NY - 914-666-4001
Jewish Family Congregation of South Salem - S. Salem, NY - 914-763-3028
Katonah Playcare - Katonah, NY - 914-232-7825
Katonah Playschool - Katonah, NY - 914-232-5903
Katonah Quality Time Nursery School -  Katonah NY - 914-767-0585
Little Blessings Children's Center - Mt. Kisco, NY - 914-241-0445
Little Garden Pre-School & Child Care Center - Mt. Kisco - 914-241-0445
The Little Pre-School - Mt. Kisco - 914-666-6505
Montessori School of Pound Ridge - Pound Ridge, NY - 914-763-3125
Mt. Kisco Day Care Center - Mt. Kisco, NY 914-241-2135
Mt Kisco Head Start - Mt. Kisco, NY -914-666-7087
North Salem Nursery School - North Salem, NY - 914-669-8911
Our Montessori School of Yorktown & Carmel - Yorktown Heights, NY -914-962-9466
Pound Ridge Community Church Play School - Pound Ridge, NY 914-764-4360
Rippowam-Cisqua School - Cisqua Campus- Bedford Hills - 914-234-2775
St. John's Early Learning Center - South Salem, NY - 914-763-3671
South Salem Nursery School - S. Salem, NY - 914-763-3560
Newly Re-Opened in a new Sparkling Location! ThistleWaithe Learning Center - 1340 Rt 35, S. Salem, 914-977-3662
Village Green Nursery School - Bedford Village, NY -914-234-7967
I will be compiling a list of Birthday Party Venues/Activites  and entertainers. I found mine through the wonderful town parks and their family concert series every summer. If you need help or suggestions sooner than that please contact me and I will help!
Town Events

The Town of Bedford Parks open on Memorial Day Weekend. Within the Town Of Bedford there are three hamlets - Bedford Village, Bedford Hills and Katonah. Each hamlet - Bedford Village, Bedford Hills and Katonah have their own wonderful Day Camps. Each hamlet has their own Town Park complete with Pool facilities with both a large Kiddie Pool and large Main Pool. They also have Pool Houses with showers, changing rooms and snack bars! At the pools, there is plenty of green space. There is plenty of room on the surrounding lawns for your favorite beach chair and umbrella.  There is a special Adult Swim time allowed for 20 minutes every hour and children anxiously sit by the side waiting for the whistle to blow so they can jump right back in. There are also open fields, Tennis Courts and Playgrounds
During the Month of July there is a FREE Family Concert in the parks three nights a week! One night is Katonah Night, one is for the Bedford Hills Park and then one for Bedford Village. We often went to all three! People would bring a picnic, a pizza, or buy from the snack bar. Of course the ice cream man is there for a refreshing treat! I have also booked talent from these shows for Birthday Parties.
The hamlets of Bedford Village, Bedford Hills and Katonah have their own Day Camps as well held at these park facilities. They also include swim time and lessons. They culminate in a Musical Production at the end. On rainy days they take refuge in The Elementary Schools of Bedford Village, Bedford Hills and Katonah. For the little ones there is a Tiny Tots program held in the Elementary Schools Of Katonah, Bedford Village and Bedford Hills. It is these same schools which offer refuge on rainy days as well. For the younger teens there is a new program which takes them to area museums and amusement parks three day a week!
Activities for the Grown Ups
Residents also enjoy the various Golf, Tennis, Swim, Art and Exercise clubs and studios. For those of us with a Green Thumb and a love of Nature there is the Hopp Ground Garden Club,the Bedford Garden  Club, and Bedford Audubon Clubs. There is also The Master Singers of Westchester that both meet and then perform in Bedford. There are also local chapters of the Sweet Adeline's and The Chordsmen for those with a love of singing.

Distance to NYC: 45 miles

Area: 39.3 square miles
The town of Bedford is located about 16 miles north of White Plains, 45 miles north of mid-Manhattan, in the Northern part of Westchester and includes the Hamlets Bedford, Bedford Hills, and Katonah. 
The Village Green - the heart of Bedford - is an unspoiled center of activity combining homes, churches and shops, gracefully interwoven around a triangle of common green space. There is an old fashioned Movie Theater - The Bedford Playhouse. I enjoy dinner at The Meeting House Restaurant next door and a movie!
Elegant country estates, horse farms, family neighborhoods, and weekend hideaways, all blend to form the peaceful atmosphere of colonial New England that so captures the flavor of Bedford.
The Bedford area, without doubt, is a horse lover's paradise. The Bedford Riding Lanes association offers, for a small yearly membership fee, the use of over 200 miles of riding trails. For peaceful, uninterrupted riding through open fields and dense forest, the equestrian can enjoy fabulous views of the countryside, while traveling from the southern-most part of Bedford, through the Jay Homestead and into the Pound Ridge Reservation.
I enjoy living on the Bedford Riding Trails. They canter along my stone walls and often come down our road in order to cross over to the John Jay Homestead. 
Educational Facilities

There are five elementary schools, two junior high schools and two high schools serving the Town of Bedford. 

 One coed parochial schools,Str. Patrick's in Bedford Village serving grades 1-8, and one coed school for grade 9-12 - The Montfort Academy in Katonah. Two private schools: Rippowam-Cisqua - coed, serving pre-9 and The Harvey School - day students and boarders, serving grades 4-12.
Bedford Hills Elementary and Bedford Village Elementary, Pound Ridge Elementary and West Patent are part of the Bedford Central School District. Students of the Bedford Central School District attend Fox Lane Middle and High School. Katonah and some sections of Bedford Village are part of the Katonah-Lewisboro School District.  and attend Katonah Elementary John-Jay Junior and Senior High Schools.
Both High Schools enjoy Graduation from High School at The Venetian Theatre of The Caramoor Center for the Arts in Katonah - Home of The Collections and the Home and now House Museum of Walter & Lucy Rosen.

Houses of Worship
Include Bedford Presbyterian Church,St. Mary's of The Assumption in Katonah (Catholic), St Matthias in Bedford Hills (Catholic) St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, St. Patrick's Church (Catholic), temple Shaaray Tefila (Reformed) and Katonah Methodist Church.
People of all Faiths (plus their dogs of course) come to the various tree lighting events in Early December in each of the Hamlets. It is a time to meet with your neighbors, have some hot chocolate and listen to the Sounds of The Season!
Local Holiday Traditions: Bedford Village
 Christmas & The Holidays in Bedford
Jingle Pass Weekend in Bedford!
 Tree Lighting
- On the Village Green - Chamber and Holiday Music
Come start at the Bedford Firehouse and enjoy some Hot Chocolate before the Great Count down!
Jingle Pass Holiday Shopping
Participating Merchants will offer discounts and treats!
Holiday Historic Tours
Come Tour The 1787 Court House & Museum

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