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Castelli Honors Barber for 50 Years in Chappaqua

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. - Tony Ciccone, who recently celebrated his 50th year living in Chappaqua, was honored at his King Street barber shop on Thursday by Assembly Member Robert Castelli (R,C - Goldens Bridge) with an official New York State Assembly Proclamation.

“Tony is the epitome of the Horatio Alger story, and has achieved the American dream through his hard work and dedication to his craft,” Castelli said in a statement.  “His success is a prime example of what can be accomplished in America if one works hard and follows their dream.”

Originally from Italy, Ciccone left Mt. Kisco for Chappaqua in 1961 shortly after meeting his wife. He said he has never looked back.

“I came to Mt. Kisco and got married here in Chappaqua and I’m still here,” said Ciccone, owner of South Greeley Barber Shop. “A lot of things can happen in 50 years – but good things, nothing bad.”

December also marks 40 years since Ciccone took ownership of his shop. Almost immediately upon his arrival in Chappaqua, Ciccone began cutting hair. After working for other shops for a few years, he took over Greeley Barber Shop in 1971.

Along with Castelli, fellow King Street owners shared their thoughts on Ciccone when he initially celebrated his 50th anniversary in November.

“Tony’s a staple in town. As long as I’ve been around town, Tony’s been there,” said Eve Spence, co-owner of Auntie Penny. "He’s the nicest guy in the world. We love him."

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