Historic Tappan Glows For The Holidays

Dated: December 1 2013

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      Some years ago, the Tappantown Historical Society started a tradition in Tappan.  The Society suggested that homeowners in and around the historic district forego the usual overabundance of colored lights, and instead place a single electric candle in each window.  Natural materials for wreaths and roping were also encouraged.  Naturally, some folks got their backs up over the Society "telling them what to do", but in general, what happened was that many homeowners went along with the suggestion, and the historic district really glows during the holiday season.  If others wanted to put up their usual colored lights, so be it.  On the other hand, I sometimes wish I had a BB gun for those ghastly plastic inflated things.  For those, I have only two words: Bah,humbug!
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Thano Schoppel

I have been a resident of Tappan for forty years, and still live in the 1860 Italianate Victorian house my wife Jean and I bought all those years ago. I have always been active in the community, inclu....

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