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Below is a list of updates, things to do, things not to do, meetings, closings, openings, things you need to know/might want to know. We will update the list as new items come in. The most recent items will be at the top.

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With demand for mental health services escalating during the pandemic, Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service (SFCS) has expanded its capacity for services, hiring nine professionals over the last two years. Some have replaced counselors who decided to leave for personal or professiona…

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It is our hope that the youngster who asked for his parents’ business “to blow up ‘Kaboooom’” was referring to an increase in profits and not some sort of explosion or insurance fraud. Welcome to Letters to Santa, 2021 edition, courtesy of the North Pole and the Scarsdale Recreation Department.

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The Scarsdale PBA donated $40,000 to the PaulieStrong Foundation to assist efforts to treat and cure pediatric cancer. The money was raised at the 2021 Scarsdale PBA Charity Golf Classic held at Fenway Golf Club on Oct. 5. Santa was on hand to present the check last week to the Jimenez famil…

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In July the Meltz family suffered a severe fire in their Heathcote home, although fortunately they weren’t home at the time. The Scarsdale Fire Department responded quickly and contained the fire before even worse damage occurred.

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Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service held a welcome reception Dec. 16 at the Scarsdale Public Library to introduce nine new mental health professionals who joined the organization over the past year.

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The Scarsdale Friends Meeting House (Quakers) on Popham Road had solar panels installed Monday, Dec. 20, following other faith groups and houses of worship that take an active role in combating climate change and investing in a more sustainable future. Stewardship and Earthcare are important…

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The JCC of Mid-Westchester (JCCMW) raised over $600,000 to launch the Karen Kolodny Center for Jewish Culture, Heritage and Diversity, a fund dedicated to bringing together through educational and culturally immersive experiences people of all backgrounds and faiths to experience the joys of…

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The all too familiar headline “Breaking News: School Shooting” appeared again on Nov. 30 when four high school students were shot and killed by a classmate in Oxford, Michigan. Over the past 20 months, COVID-19 and virtual learning gave Americans a blanket of hope that school shootings would…

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Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El safely welcomed hundreds of synagogue members and local residents during the weekend of Dec. 3-5 to celebrate the holiday of Hanukkah and to formally dedicate their newly renovated sanctuary. Several years in the making, the new sanctuary upda…

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A live concert of Handel’s “Messiah Part I” was orchestrated by Conductor John T. King of the New Choral Society on Dec. 3 at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church. Dr. King is in his 30th year as the full-time minister of music at Hitchcock Church where he administers and conducts multiple choir pr…

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Members of Scarsdale Troop 4 held their annual fundraiser selling hand decorated wreaths at St. James the Less, St. Pius X and Hitchcock Church at the beginning of Advent. The revenue generated will be used to fund equipment and activities for the troop.

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Pam Savarese, Douglass Reitter, Gerry Ryan, Linda Leavitt, Carolyn Donovan and Joan Keating with some of the 28 gift bags members of the Scarsdale Woman’s Club put together for residents of the White Plains Center for Nursing Care. The gift bags were displayed at the club’s Holidays Through …

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Despite being given all the tools he needed to be a journalist — a father who was in the industry, a firm hand from a Scarsdale High School English teacher and a degree from a prestigious university — 1980 SHS graduate Tony Bartelme still wasn’t sure he wanted to be a reporter until he becam…

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Rabbi David Levy of Westchester Reform Temple led a group of students singing songs on the temple’s campus during a menorah-lighting ceremony for the third night of the Jewish observance of Hanukkah.

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New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins secured nearly 250 turkeys from local luxury car provider PCNY, Feeding Westchester and the governor’s office to distribute to nonprofit agencies in Yonkers, White Plains, Greenburgh and New Rochelle in time for Thanksgiving.

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Friends of Music and the Arts in Scarsdale Schools (FMA) arranged for Scarsdale High School student musicians to perform in the village this past weekend. Diners and shoppers enjoyed great music and good vibes from a jazz combo and violin duo. A range of student musicians will perform in the…

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This year nine troops in Scarsdale/Edgemont Girl Scouts made cards and delivered Girl Scout cookies to veterans in the community. The troops delivered 132 boxes of cookies to the homes of individual veterans.

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The Leitner family of Scarsdale has launched a digital communications campaign, Donor4Sue, to spread the word about Susan Leitner’s need for a living kidney donor for transplant.

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On Oct. 22, Scarsdale Fire Co. 2 honored four volunteer firefighters for their service to the community during the Company 2 annual clambake at Scarsdale Golf Club. The members each received a letter of appreciation from Scarsdale Fire Chief Jim Seymour for their years of dedication. The din…

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To his family on the ground, Walter “Wally” McNulty was just a strange spot in the sky. Soon enough they recognized his green jacket getting closer to them and they found it fitting that a red, white and blue parachute helped him land safely on the ground upstate at Skydive the Ranch in Gard…

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As part of The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Celebration, an Inspiration Honor Roll was created to recognize the efforts of everyday citizens from frontline to essential workers to those who are working in their neighborhoods and communities on social and economic justice and equit…

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To kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, clothing store I Am More Scarsdale collaborated with White Plains Hospital for their third annual breast cancer awareness event. The program, hosted in Scarsdale’s Dine the ’Dale tent in the village center Oct. 6, was organized to give women in thei…

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Last year Nirvaan Nagaldinne, then a 10th grader at Edgemont Jr/Sr High School, researched and composed a short-term and long-term financial plan which he entered in SIFMA Foundation’s Spring 2021 National InvestWrite® Competition. Nagaldinne came in first place in New York State.

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Engines roared and horns honked as residents and passersby browsed the eclectic group of cars parked in Scarsdale’s village center Oct. 3 for the 18th annual Scarsdale Concours d’Elegance. Last year’s car show was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Buicks, BMWs, Porsches, Jaguars, monste…

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Corey Waldman was doing what many recent college graduates do after a few years of nonstop university work — binging a new show on Netflix and taking a tranquil getaway to somewhere warm. But this wasn’t any ordinary getaway for the 2017 Scarsdale High School graduate.

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On Oct. 18, American Friends of Soroka Medical Center (AFSMC) will host Tomorrow’s Health Today, its ninth annual gala event, at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York City. AFSMC, a nonprofit organization based in Scarsdale, is honored to spotlight Israel’s Soroka Medical Center’s leadership in m…

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Residents celebrated community diversity at the Greenville Community Church on Sept. 25 at an event hosted by a newly formed group known as Edgemont For All, which strives to welcome, value and empower people of all races, orientations, identities and abilities in the Edgemont community.