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Twenty-one children and siblings of fallen Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers visited the home of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) national chairman and FIDF National New York Gala chairman Rabbi Peter Weintraub and his wife, Ellen Weintraub, in Scarsdale on July 29 for a day of…

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For 10 days, 30 underserved kids from the Lower Hudson Valley sat at computers at Digital Arts Experience on Central Park Avenue. The Code Heroes were on a mission. Their goal was to create a choose-your-own-adventure type of game with a focus on anti-cyberbullying using a free block-based c…

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In writing “Westchester: History of an Iconic Suburb.” journalist Robert Marchant of Croton-on-Hudson sought to tell the story of American history in a particular place. “I’m continually fascinated by the way suburbs differentiate themselves from the city,” he wrote in an email to the Inquir…

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The familiar jingle of bells in summer can only mean one thing: Manny, the ice cream man, is nearby.

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New York Army National Guard Col. Seth L. Morgulas, a Scarsdale resident and Iraq War veteran, took command of the 369th Sustainment Brigade during a ceremony at Camp Smith Training Site near Peekskill on Saturday, Aug. 3.

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Gregg Menell, CEO and managing broker of Pendulum Property Group, created a Facebook group, Scarsdale Housing Market, in which he and others provide data and insight on the real estate market — not a site for marketing homes or services, just market insight. The group, facebook.com/groups/Sc…

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Westchester’s recently published second quarter real estate reports are both deceptively bleak in some spots and uplifting in others. Looking at the overarching numbers, the trend of decreased real estate sales carried into the second quarter and price indicators showed mixed results in the …

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Sarah Hanna Reingold and George Michael Roberts were married July 20 by Rabbi Daniel S. Horwitz at the Northern Lake George Yacht Club in Hague, N.Y.

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Bronx River Books hosted three authors during the Scarsdale sidewalk sale; Eric Velasquez was the third on Saturday, July 27. He chatted with many visitors and signed a number of his books. Mark Fowler, owner of the bookstore, said he felt the sidewalk sale was a great success. Pictured is C…

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Alexei Sinyavin learned to solve a standard Rubik’s Cube three years ago by studying a 10-minute YouTube video. Since then, the rising Scarsdale Middle School eighth-grader has become a master of that cube — and other variations — through daily practice.

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The farmers market circuit has a new business on board, the Sprig Flower Truck. Scarsdale High School alumna Dana Karin purchased a vintage truck and since April she and her husband have been making the rounds selling fresh flowers at farmers markets in Scarsdale, New Rochelle, Chappaqua, Ir…

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An author who made Edgemont her home after growing up in Panama is set to release her memoir focusing on family, mental illness, faith and making a new life early next month. Marlena Baraf, who describes Scarsdale as having been central to her life for the past 35 years, owns local design bu…

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The annual sidewalk sale ends Saturday, July 27, and features more than 30 businesses lining the Scarsdale village streets with summer sales and one-of-a-kind merchandise.

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The annual sidewalk sale is back in town from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 25, through Saturday, July 27, rain or shine, featuring more than 30 businesses that will line village streets with summer sales and one-of-a-kind merchandise.

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With little action on environmental protection happening on Capitol Hill, it’s necessary to start making changes individually and locally, according to Doug Wood, associate director of Grassroots Environmental Education. In a program titled “How Green Is My Town?” at the Greenburgh Nature Ce…

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For several years now, Elyse Klayman has been active on a number of Scarsdale Public Library committees, first as a member of Friends of the Library and then as part of a committee working to diversify the library’s offerings by adding a speaker series and other innovations prior to the libr…

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The Temple Israel Center of White Plains welcomed new Senior Rabbi Annie Tucker for her first day of work on July 15. Tucker is taking over for Rabbi Gordon Tucker (no relation) who served as senior rabbi for 24 years before retiring in 2017.

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William Pitt-Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty announced that 23 agents were ranked in the 2019 REAL Trends list of “America’s Best” real estate professionals. REAL Trends, a source of news, analysis and information in residential real estate, partnered with real estate training co…

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The Scarsdale pool held its annual swim racing contests on July 4 as part of its celebratory festivities. A deejay kept the music playing all afternoon and kids had their faces painted and were treated to red, white and blue balloons and beach balls. Pictured from left, second-place winner S…

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The Scarsdale Rotary Club installation dinner for new president Joe Muller was held at the Kittle House in Chappaqua on June 13, at which 30 people were in attendance. Pictured from left, Garret Capobianco, Doug Metz, Mark Hirsch, Muller, Dan Gerardi, Andrew Matturro, Rick Reuter and Margare…

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White Plains Hospital and the Mariano Rivera Foundation were the beneficiaries of a star-studded golf tourney at Winged Foot Golf Course on June 24. More than 250 people including sports figures, broadcasters and celebrities came out for the event, which raised more than $800,000. The procee…

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June was Pride Month and WJCS Center Lane, the first and only LGBTQ center for teens in Westchester, won a $100,000 Impact100 Transformation Grant to create a Pride curriculum that will educate youth and adults working with LGBTQ youth. In addition, Center Lane was the recipient of a 2019 Pu…

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A few years ago, Scarsdale resident Jocelyn Greenky hit a wall trying to get back on her feet after her software startup went under. Already in her 50s, she needed to find a new gig and, suddenly, she was looking around and seeing very few people looking back.

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The Scarsdale Golf Club Ladies Niners held a charity tournament for a local nonprofit, Grad Bag, on Wednesday, June 19. They raised almost $2,500 to help Grad Bag provide nearly new dorm goods to first generation college bound students. In addition, Stanley Steemer from Port Chester donated …

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After hearing from a local mom who teaches in the Bronx that her students lack necessary school supplies and often come to school hungry, Girl Scout troop 1954 decided to help. They organized, promoted, baked for, and ran a successful bake sale at Seely Place School on May 17. With the proce…

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Westchester Children's Association held its annual benefit May 21 at the Surf Club on the Sound. More than 280 guests attended and nearly $300,000 was raised. Scarsdale resident, author and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof received the Edith C. Macy Award for Distinguished Service. …

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Scarsdale resident Tracy Lazarus founded her second company, Pink Sky Namery, a full-service naming agency. Two other fellow residents are creative namers with the Namery: Judy McEvoy, a graphic designer for the beauty industry and Amanda Rangaiah, an advertising/marketing strategist and yog…

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The Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service’s annual meeting that kicked off the agency’s 100th year June 19 included not only the typical finance discussions and board member elections, but also a performance of an oral history by longtime community resident and former board president …

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STEP student Fred Smith, center, celebrated his Scarsdale High School graduation June 25 with his family visiting from Memphis, Tennessee, and his local host family, Todd and Gail Leone. STEP scholars have been part of the Scarsdale community for the past 50 years. They live in the home of a…

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The second annual STEAM Extravaganza, hosted by the Westchester Reform Temple’s Early Childhood Center, was filled with young scientists of all ages on May 29. Children and friends of ECC families were able to explore a multitude of hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math inv…

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A study conducted by the Pew Research Center found that almost a third of Americans don’t know their neighbors. This number is even lower in suburban areas, with only 28% of people saying they know all or most of the people who live next door. While every town is different, this seems to be …

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Scarsdale resident Barbara Bel, a certified public accountant and partner in the PKF O’Connor Davies accounting, tax and advisory firm, has been named vice president of the New York State Society for CPAs (NYSSCPA) for 2019-20, as one of seven officers.

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The Greenacres Neighborhood Association hosted its first Doggy Extravaganza June 15 for Greenacres dogs, dog owners and dog lovers. About 30 dogs and their owners gathered at George Field Park, where they were met with tents, water and treats — kibble for the dogs and doughnuts for the owners.

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When Jill Soley was a 9-year-old living in Scarsdale, it was the late 1970s and the internet was in its infancy. Though the tech industry was still far from being filled with smartphones and virtual reality and Soley was far from being old enough to become an entrepreneur herself, she watche…

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As the son of an NBA star and a first round draft pick himself, Larry Nance Jr. has had no shortage of admirers over the years from high school to college at Wyoming to the pros in Los Angeles to Cleveland. There was one fan in particular, however, who connected with Nance Jr. on a different plane.

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The keynote speaker at the Friends of White Plains Hospital spring luncheon on June 4 was Jenna Bush Hager, co-host of NBC’s TODAY with Hoda and Jenna, New York Times bestselling author, chair of UNICEF’s Next Generation Initiative and daughter of former President George W. Bush. The event w…

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Professional real estate broker Julia Ricciuti of RE/MAX Prime Properties in Scarsdale ranked No. 9 overall in the New York State region among RE/MAX associates for gross closed commissions in 2018. She also received the Chairman’s Club Award for 2018. Her total sales volume in 2018 was more…

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Dr. Ruth Westheimer is known as a media personality, author, educator, and sex therapist. Her books include “Sex for Dummies,” “Sexually Speaking” and “Doctor Ruth’s Guide to Good Sex.” Always one to keep up with cutting edge culture, she has just released a documentary “Ask Doctor Ruth” on Hulu.

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Over the past few years St. Pius X has been undergoing renovations to make the church and surrounding buildings modern and welcoming. The late Rev. John O’Brien started this initiative, and after his passing the Rev. Francisco Sebastian Bacatan took over. So far the church has renovated the …