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The pandemic raised the urgent question of how we could keep our families healthy. But another question wasn’t far behind: How we could keep our children’s development healthy as well. With most of their usual activities off limits, from in-person school to playdates, we grew more concerned …

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There’s no doubt Stuart Malina deserves his new position as musical director of the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra. First, his pedigree includes training from some of the nation’s top educational institutions. Second, he brings a wealth of professional experience, having helmed other orchestra…

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It takes decades for a musician to become a virtuoso. Yet in the space of just five years, the Music Conservatory of Westchester has taken its offerings to a whole new level of excellence. In October, it will begin unveiling one of five brand-new studios, all equipped to sync with today’s in…

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For many college students, a main goal over the four years is to build a network in the field they are looking to pursue. For Scarsdale High School Class of 2020 alum Vishnu Srinivas, this field is business. Srinivas, a business major at the University of Michigan, hosts a biweekly podcast c…

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The music of Bernstein, Ellington, Foster, Sousa and more will be performed by members of Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s faculty and adult jazz students in two free outdoor concerts during the school’s Celebration of Great American Music at the Dine the ’Dale Tent in downtown Scarsdale.

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We’ve been throwing off the shackles of COVID-19 restrictions, hopefully forever. There’s hardly any downside to this happy turn of events, except one: As we become busy again, there’s less time to stop and smell the roses.

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Children throughout Westchester County are having their voices heard loud and clear. Sometimes low and wispy. Often in crescendo. They are the singers of the Westchester Children’s Chorus (WCChorus).

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The pork belly sizzles as it hits the hot oil, turning perfectly brown on each side before it finishes slowly cooking to become a supremely tender, melt-in-your-mouth dish. Pork belly adobo is just one of many authentic Southeast Asian dishes available at Pig & Khao, a restaurant on New …

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The internet, COVID-19 and social media have changed comedy. But that isn’t stopping Joe Matarese from going old-school and opening up his own comedy club. Living in Westchester for the last 16 years, it’s something he believes has been missing from “the ’burbs.”

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Living in suburban Westchester County, one might be surprised to learn there is a wolf refuge just 40 minutes to the north of Scarsdale. The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) tucked away on Buck Run Street in South Salem, open by appointment, teaches people about wolves, their relationship to t…

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Growing up in the Bronx, Maria Bai was a classically trained ballet dancer her “whole life” from when she was “a little kid,” which at that time meant 7 years old, not 2 years old like it is today. Forty years ago, at age 21, she was looking to make her big break on the stage. Little did she…

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Ken Caminiti was a gritty, larger-than-life Major League ballplayer most notably for the Houston Astros and the San Diego Padres in his 15-year big league career that ended in 2001. Two years after making a groundbreaking admission of steroid use to Sports Illustrated magazine in 2002, Camin…

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Join the Scarsdale Business Alliance Saturday, June 4 for the second annual Scarsdale Music Festival, presented by Morgan Stanley. It will be a festive day full of live music, food, drinks and family fun activities. The event will take place rain or shine on Chase Road, Spencer Place, Bonifa…

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On Saturday, June 4, the Scarsdale Business Alliance (SBA) will host its second annual Scarsdale Music Festival, presented by Morgan Stanley. The event will take place rain or shine on Chase Road, Spencer Place, Boniface Circle and Harwood Court in Scarsdale Village from noon to 6 p.m.

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Most readers will remember learning about the Dreyfus Affair, a political scandal fueled by anti-Semitism that rocked France from 1894 to 1906. Reading a review of A. Gopnik’s “Trial of the Century” book in The New Yorker several years ago, David Chevan came across some fascinating informati…

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It was a joyous afternoon in the sanctuary of the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church in Scarsdale on Sunday, April 24, when the majestic choral singers and hardworking, professional orchestra members of the New Choral Society (NCS), under the direction of Dr. John T. King, presented pleasing musi…

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As a former professional ballet dancer, teacher, ballet mistress, choreographer and artistic director working throughout the United States, Kristen McGrew understands every aspect of the industry. When she was hired as the dance school director at the JCC of Mid-Westchester in 2018, McGrew d…

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Live theater is finally stirring to life after the long pandemic hibernation. But audiences hungry for good entertainment need not brave Broadway crowds just yet. They can head to Armonk’s Hudson Stage to see “Off Peak,” a new play by Brenda Withers of Irvington about two old flames who run …

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Lesley Topping may have worked on movies like “Missing in Action” and “Year of the Dragon” in the 1980s and many documentaries since then in her long career as a filmmaker, but the most rewarding, she said, have been the seven films she’s collaborated on as director, editor and writer with t…

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Greenburgh showed some of its best community spirit Sunday, March 27, raising nearly $28,000 for Ukrainian relief at “A Show of Caring” at Tarrytown Music Hall. Producers Dr. Irena Portenko, a renowned Ukrainian pianist who lives in Dobbs Ferry, and Tara Framer of Tarrytown helped the relief…

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Tickets are now on sale for Caramoor’s 2022 summer season, which runs from June 18 to Aug. 19. The season features performers and composers representing an array of backgrounds and lived experiences, and a focus on music as a collective cultural heritage, said representatives of the performi…

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In one form or another, the shows have gone on for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years at Scarsdale and Edgemont high schools, whether there were masks, limited audiences, virtual shows, shows made as movies or even outdoor productions. This weekend, however, marks the first show in two yea…

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Under a spotlight of cameras with only minutes left on the clock, Liya Chu frantically runs around a televised kitchen, adding the finishing touches to her signature spicy dumplings. Not many people have stood in Chu’s shoes as a cooking show contestant, especially not at the age of 14.

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Caramoor’s 2022 spring season, presented in the Rosen House Music Room, kicks off Sunday, March 13, with the annual Schwab Vocal Rising Stars concert. Rising Stars is Caramoor’s mentorship program, which serves as an incubator for exceptional young talent.

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At the 5th Dimension Virtual Reality arcade in downtown White Plains, visitors can immerse themselves in 30 different worlds by donning a headset, grabbing a set of hand controls, and choosing the reality they want to enter.

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The raging tide of the pandemic appears to be ebbing. Yet undeniably, it’s left havoc in its wake. As we check our scales — and scaled-back bank accounts — it’s clear that many of us got into hot water.

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Scarsdale resident David Arnow’s new book, “Choosing Hope: The Heritage of Judaism,” explores the topic of hope, largely through Old Testament narratives, and reveals how religious traditions sustain hope. Though the book is written for a Jewish audience, it has broad appeal. Arnow’s extensi…

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Showcasing an impressive array of visual styles, topics and media, art projects created by talented seniors at Scarsdale and Edgemont high schools are on display at the highly anticipated annual Young Artists Exhibit at the Katonah Museum of Art (KMA).

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During the winter deep freeze, gardeners’ thoughts turn to spring landscaping. The Pollinator Pathway Committee has another suggestion — plan some “birdscaping” as well.

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There’s no shortage of downers in the world today. The evening news is basically a summary of political, social and healthcare crises, along with a smattering of odd and unsettling stories (“Tooth Found in Deli Sandwich” and the like). Even our fantasies of having a celebrity romance, long a…