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The Friends of White Plains Hospital hosted the “Best is Yet to Come” bash on Nov. 16 to benefit White Plains Hospital. The sold-out evening at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase raised $1.4 million for the hospital’s new Center for Advanced Medicine & Surgery. More than 600 guests gathe…

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The ribbon cutting for Westchester Burger Co., 56 Garth Road, was held Nov. 26 prior to the Scarsdale Village Board meeting. Among those at the ribbon cutting were owner Vincent Corso, Mayor Samwick, Deputy Mayor Jane Veron, Trustee Justin Arest and Trustee Lena Crandall.

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Scarsdale Prep, a full-service tutoring company working with students to prepare for their SATs, ACTs and most academic subjects, opened a few weeks ago at 7 Popham Road. Operating since 2014 in Pleasantville and 2016 in Armonk, owner Dan Ladden said Scarsdale Prep has built a team that shar…

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The Scarsdale Inquirer moved its offices to Edgemont. We are open for business at our new location: 1075 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale — also known as Apple Bank Plaza. Our offices are on the third floor, in Suite 305.

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The worship leaders of the Scarsdale-Hartsdale Interfaith Association held an interfaith Thanksgiving service Nov. 24 at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church. This year’s sermon was offered by Rabbi Jonathan Blake of Westchester Reform Temple. The event was sponsored by Greenville Community Church,…

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Actor Dennis Leary was in town Nov. 13 for an event to discuss his work with the Leary Firefighters Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to provide funding and resources for fire departments to obtain the best available equipment, technology and training. Leary established the foundation …

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Girl Scout troops baked more than 2,000 cookies and brownies that were then packaged by Heathcote third-grade troop 2146 for delivery. Hundreds volunteered to deliver the packages to more than 350 veterans in Scarsdale and Edgemont. Pictured from left, Alyssa Lin, Anya Lin, Trinity Lulgjuraj…

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Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, honoree Diane Greenwald and Eleanor’s Legacy president Brette McSweeney at the Westchester Women Making a Difference reception Nov. 17 hosted at the home of Assembly member Amy Paulin. Greenwald was a former president of the Scarsdale Public Lib…

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Gilda’s Club Westchester held a health, wellness and mindfulness event Nov. 17 at House of Sports in Ardsley. Gilda’s FitFest classes included yoga, spinning, meditation, barre and boot camp and more than 200 people attended, with some coverage by News12 Westchester. The event raised money f…

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Growing older is inevitable. But how well we age may be partly, if not largely, up to us. That’s the message of “Do We Really Need Botox: Handbook of Anti-Aging,” a thought-provoking new book by Sofia Din, MD, a family medical doctor and geriatrician who is also an anti-aging specialist. The…

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When you have your health, you have everything. If ever there were two individuals who understood that adage, it’s Melanie Spivak and Danielle Butin, dedicated volunteers who have responded to urgent health crises around the world. 

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Dani Spieler, the daughter of Jill and Gary Spieler of Scarsdale, and Cory Pihl, son of Marilee Fraizer Pihl and Gary Pihl of Acton, Massachusetts, were married at the New York City clerk’s office on July 23, before their parents. The couple celebrated on Oct. 20 with family and friends at R…

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On the eve of public hearings on the impeachment investigation, which started this week, Ryan Goodman, a distinguished professor of law at New York University, addressed the League of Women Voters of Scarsdale at a luncheon Nov. 8 at the Scarsdale Golf Club, to explain where we are and where…

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Scarsdale resident Sara Paul, women’s health coordinator for the Phelps Hospital residency program and lead coordinator of the women’s health track for all Northwell Health’s family medicine residency programs, has achieved the Degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. D…

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Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty announced Nov. 8 that Brian Murray would assume the role of brokerage manager for the firm’s brokerage in Scarsdale. Murray brings nearly 15 years of real estate and sales experience to the position including expertise in luxury marketing gained fr…

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Scouts of BSA Troop 4 Scarsdale served as color guard for a flag ceremony during the Veterans Day celebrations at the Ambassador Assisted Living Home in Scarsdale. Zachary Weitzman, flag bearer; Ronan Barnea and Daniel Kolb.

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The Scarsdale branch of Patriot Bank, in conjunction with Westchester’s Junior Achievement Job Shadow program, held a day of financial literacy and bank career mentoring on Oct. 25. More than two dozen high school seniors from Gorton High School traveled to 495 Central Park Ave. to learn som…

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Scarsdale resident Jennifer Galeon received the Martha K. Selig Young Leadership Award for her leadership and dedicated service to the community at UJA-Federation of New York's NY Lions Lunch Oct. 31 at The Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. 

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Scarsdale native Alexis Kashar, a deaf entrepreneur and civil rights attorney, has founded a new luxury jewelry brand, RoseBYANDER. Her signature piece is a Love Sign pendant, the American Sign Language symbol for “I Love You,” designed to create access, conversation and inclusivity between …

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When Thomas Adamo was discharged from the U.S. Army in 1953, he had no interest in joining the American Legion. His uncle, a veteran of World War II, was pressuring him to join the legion in Yonkers where Adamo grew up, but after serving 14 months in Korea, Adamo was far too busy getting his…

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Firefighter Michael Galucci of the Scarsdale Fire Department was promoted to the rank of captain at a ceremony held Sept. 6. Galucci has been with the department since June 2010. He will serve as the department’s training captain, responsible for the training of the career and volunteer fire…

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Nathan Douglass, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist and elbow surgery, has joined White Plains Hospital Physician Associates. He received a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he worked as a researc…

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William Raveis Real Estate is the drop-off location for new unwrapped gifts for the holidays. The office, located at 1 Palmer Ave., Balducci’s Plaza in Scarsdale, will accept gifts from now until Dec. 15.

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Café Alaia has been serving the most authentic Italian cuisine around since opening on Garth Road in December 2018. Co-owner Vincenzo Alaia knew he’d serve good food, he just didn’t expect his flagship to be planted in Scarsdale.

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UJA-Federation of New York’s 2020 annual campaign was held Oct. 17 at a private home in Larchmont, hosting nearly 100 philanthropic donors from Westchester. Guests heard from New York Times op-ed editor and author Bari Weiss in conversation with Larchmont resident Jeffrey Solomon. Both are P…

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Sales agent Josephine LaPietra has joined boutique real estate brokerage firm PLI Realty. With more than 24 years’ experience in real estate and more than $100 million in sales, LaPietra is known for her savvy marketing strategies and sharp attention to detail.

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Scarsdale homeowners seeking something special when decorating their homes can turn to 4ever Crystals, a new business at 22 Harwood Court that offers handmade glass pieces from Brazil.

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Firefighter Ian Brown was hired on Oct. 7, transferring to the Scarsdale Fire Department from the Mount Vernon Fire Department after 10 years of service with Mount Vernon. Pictured is Brown during a training evolution.

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Scarsdale resident Shari Keats has founded Keats Nutrition, a therapy specializing in celiac disease and digestive health healing through food and a positive lifestyle.

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The Rotary Club of Scarsdale partnered with the American Cancer Society to support the 2019 Making Strides of Westchester Walk at Manhattanville College on Oct. 20. Nearly $1 million was raised for breast cancer research. Pictured from left, Daniel Gerardi, Joe Muller, Herta Muller, Garrett …

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The Scarsdale-based WeRun team participated in the Westchester Healing Half and 10K charity runs for Westchester Medical Center Sunday, Oct. 6 on the Bronx River Parkway. There were a total of 28 runners, the largest team in the race. The team took the overall first place (Shangyuan Luo); ov…

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Scarsdale resident Michael Kahn, owner and Chief Operating Officer of Kahn Architecture & Design, was recognized by the Scarsdale PBA at its 16th annual Charity Golf Classic on Oct. 7, for his outstanding generosity and continuous support to the organization over many years. “Mr. Kahn ha…

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It’s not often you meet someone who hopes her line of work will become obsolete. Yet that’s the fondest wish of Elizabeth Comen, M.D., an assistant attending physician at Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases. “I would love to be out of a job,” she told a crowd of more than 200 at…

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More than 200 parents, children, professionals and supporters came together for the second annual Smart Walk for Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Sunday, Sept. 22 at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, Connecticut. The event raised more than $30,000 for Smart Kids with Learning Disa…

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The EPL/Environmental Advocates awarded Senator and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins the Legislative Champion Award on Oct. 8, a distinction that has not been awarded since 2016. The Legislative Champion Award, shared with her colleague, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, is in reco…

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Former Scarsdale resident  Jacob M. Appel’s new book, “Who Says You’re Dead: Medical and Ethical Dilemmas for the Curious & Concerned,” is full of situations and scenarios that let the reader imagine what it’s like to face ethical dilemmas and what a doctor might do in such cases. The bo…

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Brother and sister Jessica Karp and Jordan Brown, who grew up in Scarsdale, don’t mess around when it comes to healthful eating. The duo moved to Scarsdale in their middle school years and attended Scarsdale Middle School and Scarsdale High School through to graduation. Even after that, they…

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When thinking about the areas closest to New York City, the first image that comes to mind probably isn’t of rolling pastures and trotting horses. Nonetheless, Boulder Brook Equestrian Center, next to the Scarsdale pool complex on Mamaroneck Road, has been providing a suburban outlet for hor…

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Growing up in Scarsdale, Eric Thurm discovered he liked board games — a lot. His early favorite was the military-themed Stratego, in which a player uses deception and cunning to capture his opponent’s flag. When he wasn’t routing the enemy, Thurm and his friends would engage in fantasy-fuele…