A fondness for Fala

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This month we pay tribute to “Murray the Outlaw of Falahill,” or simply “Fala”as he was more commonly known to his adoring fans. The beloved Scottish Terrier of Eleanor and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Fala was arguably the most famous pet that ever lived at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

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Votary of love

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We all know about George and Martha Washington, but what about his first love, Westchester County’s Mary Philipse? Journalist Mary Calvi has the answers in her first novel, “Dear George, Dear Mary.”

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The Kennedy’s Canine Cabinet

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Through firsthand accounts, rarely seen photographs and documents from the archives of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, authors Margaret Reed of Wilton and Joan Lownds present a fascinating look at life with the Kennedys and their canine companions in the new book “The Dogs of Camelot, Stories of the Kennedy Canines.”

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