Photo Contests, Organic Raspberry Picking and Bastille Day – Bedford-Katonah, NY Patch for Bedford NY

1. Future Fox Photo Contest

The Fox Lane Sports Boosters Club is sponsoring a Future Fox photo contest. If you’ve got a “future fox” tee shirt (the booster club said over 500 have been given out at various events the last two years), take a photo of your child (if they will eventually attend Fox Lane) and submit it for one of three categories: 1) the most distant location 2) the most exotic location (think Wall of China or the Eiffel Tower, they said) or 3) most creative or impressive fitness activity. The winners will have “ultimate bragging rights,” plus their photos will be featured in the first Fall 2011 FLSBC Shout Out and on Patch. Plus, cash prizes are available. Visit their website for more details.

2. Pick organic raspberries with Bedford Audubon

Join the Bedford Audobon Society for a tour of the best of Westchester’s horticultural destinations. Tour Lasdon Park Arboretum, with flowers and tree specimens from all over the world, then visit nearby Amawalk Farm for some organic raspberry picking. Leave from Bylane at 12:45 p.m., or meet at 1 p.m. at Lasdon’s entrance court/fountain garden. Click here for details.

3. Another photo contest: for teens and tweens

Great project for your kids ages 10 to 18: submit a picture (nature, people, building, structures, etc.) of Katonah and/or Westchester and submit it to as a jpeg, gif, tiff, pdf. There will be “loads of prizes” for the winners in the two categories (Ages 10-13 and Ages 14-18), say library officials. Click here for information.

4. Bedford BOE meets this morning

The Bedford schools board of education holds its annual re-org meeting this morning at 9 a.m. in the Fox Lane middle school theatre. Check back later today for a report on the meeting.

5. It’s Bastille Day

The French national holiday Bastille Day commemorates the infamous storming of the Bastille, a Parisian prison, on July 14, 1789, and the beginning of the French revolution. If you’d like to celebrate France’s national holiday, a ceremony kicks off at New Rochelle’s City Hall beginning at 10 a.m. Locals of Huguenot descent will be asked to announce their Huguenot family name. Later tonight, a free Bastille Day concert at the town’s Hudson Park band shell starts at 6:45 p.m. f For more information, visit

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