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With most of us sequestered at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, it seems there’s nowhere to go. Yet incredibly, more than a hundred Scarsdale residents have logged thousands of miles while walking and bicycling over the past couple of weeks. They’re members of Scarsdale Pedals Over Pani…

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Getting outdoors to walk, jog, hike, garden or ride a bicycle are healthy ways to stay active, spend time with your family, and reduce stress and anxiety while engaging in social distancing strategies. These are some simple ways you can protect you and your family from COVID-19 while enjoyin…

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With families social distancing or quarantining at home due to the national outbreak of COVID-19, the Edgemont Community Council developed a community connect program to help get supplies to high-risk community members.

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Over the past few weeks, hundreds of U.S. colleges have closed their campuses in one of the country’s latest efforts to help “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many students were given mere days to pack up and move home, and they will keep up with coursework through e-learning.

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Westchester Parks Foundation, the only organization dedicated exclusively to promoting and supporting Westchester County Parks, has elected Scarsdale resident J. Henry Neale Jr. to its board of trustees. He will serve a three-year term.

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Throughout all of the twists and turns of this COVID-19 epidemic, one key fact has persisted: the people most seriously affected by the COVID-19 or novel coronavirus are those over the age of 60, and more specifically those who have underlying health conditions.

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On Sunday, March 8, Scarsdale Synagogue held a Purim celebration and carnival. Although there were fewer participants than in years past, gathering together to share some Purim silliness, particularly in light of the virus-related concerns, lightened the mood.

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Iona College will commemorate the 50th year since it began welcoming female students to its all-male institution with yearlong events. Because of the coronavirus, the event scheduled for April 3 will be postponed to Sept. 18. At that time, Iona will present the 2020 Legacy Award and 2020 Wom…

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Even in the best of times, broaching serious subjects with children can be tricky. And these are most definitely not the best of times. With coronavirus circulating in the community, it’s hard to know what to say to kids about it.

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From a distance, they could be taken for bird feeders — miniature wooden houses perched on top of wooden posts. Approach them more closely and they look like works of art, decorated with color and flair. Stand next to one and you’ll discover a door opening to the treasure inside: books of al…

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Early bird registration will begin Monday, March 2, at 9 a.m. for the Scarsdale Recreation Department’s summer day camps, which provide a wide variety of recreational and educational programs for all K-8 campers, who must be Scarsdale residents. Camp runs from Monday, July 6 to Friday, Aug. …

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If you are not a registered voter, but want to vote in the Scarsdale Village election on Wednesday, March 18, the last day to register with the Westchester County Board of Elections is Friday, March 6. You may pick up a mail-in registration form at village hall or go directly to the Westches…

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Scarsdale’s food scrap program has recycled 1 million pounds of compostable material. The program, which began in January 2017, was the first such initiative in Westchester County and has served as a model for other communities to follow. To date, 20 Westchester municipalities have implement…

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No one seemed at a loss for words at the Scarsdale Cub Scouts Pack 440 Scrabble Tournament on Feb. 9 at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church. The event was held to raise funds to support pack activities for elementary school boys and girls and their families. While a new event for the pack, it mana…

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OceanFirst Financial Corp., the holding company for OceanFirst Bank N.A., closed two of its acquisitions last month: Two River Bancorp, the holding company for Two River Community Bank, headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, and Country Bank Holding Co. Inc., the holding company for Coun…

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Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service (SFCS) has selected Marcy Berman-Goldstein to receive its annual Rising Star Award in recognition of her volunteer leadership and contributions to many Scarsdale organizations. The annual award recognizes leaders in the Scarsdale community who hav…

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Scarsdale resident Lee Fischman has created WhereWeMet.org to “enlist humanity in building a worldwide map of love.” The site encourages visitors to post their “how we met” stories on a map, exactly where they first met. Fischman hopes the site helps its users “memorialize their joy” and in …

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Hitchcock Church held its annual chili cook-off Jan. 26. This year the younger set ruled, though members of the community of all ages benefited from the chili tasting after service.

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ArtsWestchester presented 55 “Arts Alive” grants Jan. 24 totaling $105,000 to help fund more concerts, festivals, theater performances, arts workshops, film festivals, dance classes and much more throughout Westchester and Rockland counties. Ed Morgan, former Scarsdale mayor and president of…

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In 1960 Louis Cordasco established the first emergency fire and water damage restoration company in Westchester County. New Crystal Restoration celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2020. The company was founded with the intent and mission to help local businesses and families recover from prop…

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Bunches of yellow, black and bee-shaped balloons adorned the entryway of Scarsdale High School on the evening of Jan. 31and the lobby was a hive of activity as scores of people swarmed around. They were there for our town’s buzziest occasion: The Friends of the Scarsdale Library Spelling Bee…

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The Maccabi Games have been instrumental in creating lifelong friendships and celebrating Jewish life since 1982, and will continue bringing together teens and families from a diverse range of Jewish communities this summer in Westchester.

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The Skyliners Synchronized Skating Team competed at and hosted the 2020 Eastern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships in Albany Jan. 15 to 19, earning top honors. The team was gold-medal sectional champions in four divisions — preliminary, pre-juvenile, juvenile and novice — and earne…

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New York Mets announcer Steve Gelbs served as guest speaker at UJA-Federation of New York’s second annual Guys’ Night Out Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Westchester Table Tennis Center in Pleasantville. Nearly 100 Westchester men attended for a night of connecting, playing pingpong, chatting basebal…

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In a special ceremony Jan. 21, the Westchester County Board of Legislators honored Scarsdale High School senior Wolf Cukier, a young scientist who discovered a previously unknown planet while working as a NASA summer intern. Board chairman Ben Boykin presented Cukier with proclamations both …

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Scarsdale resident Lauren Wachtler, former litigation department co-chair at Phillips Nizer, has joined the Barclay Damon New York office as a partner and member of the commercial litigation practice area. Wachtler represents retailers, manufacturers, real estate developers and designers in …

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Scarsdale and Edgemont Girl Scouts participated in the annual Day of Service event on Jan. 20  in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Older scouts planned and led kindergartners through fifth-graders in project-making which helped veterans, seniors, adults, children and animals in need.

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The Scarsdale Fire Department swore in nine volunteer fire officers Jan. 14 at its annual membership meeting. The officers are slated to hold a two-year term and have a wide variety of responsibilities.

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Destination College received $4,000 from the Scarsdale Woman’s Club to help with its mission to turn athletes into student-athletes. DC supports approximately 200 high school athletes, boys and girls at underserved high schools in Westchester County — Mount Vernon, Gorton and Woodlands. Sixt…

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Valerie Abrahams was named Editor-in-Chief of The Scarsdale Inquirer as of January 2020, after a year as interim editor and two years as associate editor. She joined the staff as the schools editor in 2014.

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A #NoHateNoFear rally was held Sunday, Jan. 5, in Foley Square in lower Manhattan and more than 25,000 people marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to show support for the Jewish community and solidarity against anti-Semitism, hatred and bigotry. Pictured from left, Scarsdale resident Laura Dan…

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Taxi companies across the U.S. have been shedding drivers, filing for bankruptcy and closing up shop as a result of competition from app-based for-hire car services such as Uber and Lyft.

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Scarsdale resident Joseph Moffitt received his master’s of secondary education from Villanova University in 1969. After a 28-year career teaching chemistry at Scarsdale High School, he decided to give back to the Westchester community by establishing an endowed scholarship at Villanova. The …

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The Scarsdale Woman’s Club made a $2,000 donation to Brown Bag Lunch, an all-volunteer “soup kitchen” in New Rochelle. Volunteers make an average of 150 sandwiches each day, Monday through Friday, which along with a dessert and juice is enough for 60 bag lunches (two sandwiches per bag) and …

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Kristin Schwenk, a leader for Scarsdale Edgemont Girl Scout troop 2619, organized the SEGS mitten drive this year. This Girl Scout community service event brings around 200 warm weather items to people of all ages for communities in need surrounding Scarsdale. Pictured is Kristin’s third gra…

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STEM classes — those heady amalgamations of science, technology, engineering and mathematics — are all the rage these days. But at Colonial Village Flowers on Weaver Street, a very different kind of stem class is abloom, one using, well, actual stems. Roughly once a month, fans of flora gath…

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Thanksgiving usually kicks off the winter season of celebration in Scarsdale, followed smartly by Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and now New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. These holidays might be small family gatherings or large blowouts involving flights and hotels, filled in with calendar da…