Look familiar?

We got this picture emailed to us today from an employee at the Il Sorriso restaurant in Irvington.

Apparently, some of the kitchen staff think this potato offers an image of the Virgin Mary.

One employee wrote to us that the staff was praying hard for the restaurant business because there have been a lot of closings and lay-offs.

He wrote: “The staff took this as a sign from God.”

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.