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Solly Refael found the perfect life-work balance after closing the doors to Daniele Trissi in June. He created Trissi Corp., an appointment-only jewelry selling/buying business located on the third floor of the Harwood Building, just upstairs from 14 Spencer Place, where he had sold jewelry …

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Nearly 50 people, along with quarantined Pastor Luke Sweeny from the window of his room, gathered in the parking lot by the shrine of Our Lady to recite the rosary at noon Saturday, Oct. 10, in honor of the 103rd anniversary of the miracle of the sun on Oct. 13, 1917. On that day Our Lady pe…

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The Scarsdale Woman’s Club held a food drive Oct. 7 in support of the Food Pantry at the South Presbyterian Church in Dobbs Ferry. Forty-two members and friends came out to support the successful “drop off” event and another food drive is planned.

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Jane Veron, a Scarsdale resident, former village board member and co-founder of The Acceleration Project (TAP), will speak to the Scarsdale Rotary Club at its Tuesday, Oct. 27 Zoom meeting. 

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Local historian Jordan Copeland is back with a deep dive into another overlooked part of Scarsdale’s history. In his upcoming presentation, “A History of Black People in Scarsdale,” Copeland goes back 300 years to uncover the lives and experiences of Scarsdale’s Black population through the …

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Geraldina Shabani always loved to sew and create. Growing up in Albania, her family owned a fabric business where her interest in sewing got its start. Morphing any fabric into something wearable — dresses and gowns — felt like her calling. After taking some professional classes, she immigra…

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Barring a spike in COVID-19 infection rates or other unforeseen roadblocks, the Scarsdale Public Library (SPL) is tentatively eyeing November for the “highly anticipated reopening” of its newly renovated building at 54 Olmsted Road.

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Ann Cefola never met her grandfather, but she knew his work. She’d think of him when trotting down village streets and seeing the small medieval revival cottages, grand Tudor revival houses and large colonial revival homes dotting the landscape. Whenever she entered the village’s downtown, s…

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Howard N. Blitman, a long-serving member of Reconstructing Judaism’s Board of Governors, was presented with the organization’s Presidential Recognition Award. The small, socially distanced ceremony was held Sept. 13 at Bet Am Shalom, a Reconstructionist congregation in White Plains, where he…

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The Scarsdale Foundation Bowl Dinner, originally scheduled for April 22, was postponed until Sept. 24 because of the COVID pandemic. As the health and safety of the community is of highest priority, the event as planned will not take place. Instead, at a very small ceremony on Sept. 24, with…

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Bex Stern Rosenblatt and Ben Manson were married on Sept. 6 in the backyard of the bride’s grandparents’ home on Fort Hill Road in Edgemont where they are currently residing. The bride graduated from Edgemont High School in 2008, from Williams College in 2012 and is completing a master’s deg…

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Dr. Robert Reiffel, a Scarsdale resident and White Plains Hospital staff member since 1980, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. A plastic and hand surgeon for White Plains Hospital Physician Associates with more than 40 years of experience, Reiffel performs cosmetic and reconstructive op…

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For many Scarsdale residents, life in the morning and evening revolved around one location — the Scarsdale train station. That began to change soon after New Rochelle became a center of the COVID-19 outbreak in early March.

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There’s a certain bite to the air that signals the beginning of fall and draws families to seek out places for apple and pumpkin picking, corn mazes, hayrides, pies and apple cider in liquid and doughnut form. As one of the country’s top agricultural states, New York has an impressive array …

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Rachel Lynn Kushnick and Joshua Morris Milstein, both former Scarsdale residents, were married Sept. 12 at Fairview Farms at Mecox in Bridgehampton, New York. The bride’s father, Dr. Steven Kushnick, and the groom’s mother, Cheryl Milstein, presided over a civil ceremony that was attended by…

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Lindsay Boyer and Alex Domenick married Sept. 12 in the backyard of the bride’s family home on Old Colony Road. The bride graduated from Edgemont High School in 2008 and from Penn State University in 2012. She is in her seventh year as a speech therapist at Hudson School in New York City. Th…

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Looking for ways to pass the time and stay active during the pandemic, Michael Levy decided to provide basketball training to local Scarsdale kids. However, he soon felt a pressing need to do more for the community. Having witnessed the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps’ dedication to prot…

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In honor of those whose lives were lost or forever changed by the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, Westchester County Executive George Latimer joined with Volunteer New York! to host the 10th annual “9/11: Serve + Remember.” Volunteers participated both from home and through no-contact donat…

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Carson Cohen, a sophomore at Scarsdale High School, spent the past several months developing a tool called ToDue that will solve a stressful problem many students around the country encountered during remote learning. The consensus feedback from many students and teachers was the need for be…

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Scarsdale residents Liane Kupferberg Carter and Marc Carter will each receive the Advocates for Adults with Autism Award on Sept. 30 at 9 a.m. at a virtual event hosted by Yes She Can Inc. The award honors those whose work empowers adults on the spectrum and benefits the whole community.

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A chapter of SAVE Promise Club at Scarsdale High School has been started and will launch its first activity of the school year Sept. 8. SAVE — Students Against Violence Everywhere — is connected to Sandy Hook Promise. In every school and community nationwide, there are young people who suffe…

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The annual New York Press Association convention was not held in late March due to COVID-19, so organizers announced winners of the 2019 Better Newspaper Contest through an online presentation last week. One hundred and seventy-three newspapers submitted 2,918 entries in 67 categories and Th…

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Dr. Moms know best, so when it comes to mask-wearing during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re leading educators with a mission to inform, protect and put parents, students and employees at ease as Scarsdale’s seven school buildings get set to reopen as early as Sept. 10.

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There was the collective sigh of relief among diehard fitness lovers, gym owners and fitness workers across New York State when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Aug. 17 that gyms and fitness centers could reopen as early as Monday, Aug. 24.

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Anya Pathak, a rising fifth grader at Greenville Elementary School, launched Edgemont Free Library in her neighborhood to coincide with her 10th birthday in August. With public libraries closed due to the pandemic and limited in-person social interactions, books could become “best friends.” …

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Scarsdale sisters Jaclyn and Serena Finger give a Zoom cooking class to grade school children. Jaclyn, 19, is a sophomore at Skidmore College and Serena, 16, is a Scarsdale High School junior. Their grandfather, Kenneth Finger, watched them give the class and sampled the cupcakes.

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The Music Conservatory of Westchester's NBC Nightly News: Kids Edition broadcast debut was shown Aug. 18 at 4 p.m. but may still be seen at https://www.nbcnews.com/nightlykids. The segment was focused on how music is helping kids through the pandemic. Associate Dean for Programs Nicole Perag…

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During the town of Greenburgh’s 12th annual summer internship program, 45 high school and college students from different neighborhoods and school districts produced video PSAs (public service announcements) about critical issues: COVID-19 protection, motorist and pedestrian safety, the U.S.…

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Scarsdale resident Dr. Marla Keller is the principal investigator for a new award Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine received from the National Institutes of Health to support a randomized convalescent clinical trial. As the search for COVID-19 therapies continues, convalesce…

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With the onset of the coronavirus, John Failla’s Trilogy Mentors, an online platform matching students with academic tutors and mentors, has taken off and just completed a $1.1 million seed funding round with multiple investors, having formed a partnership with Tuscany Strategy Consulting, a…

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Scarsdale resident Talaiya Safdar offers a collaborative alternative to traditional divorce with divorce mediation. Safdar Law & Mediation Group exclusively offers divorce and family mediation and addresses child support, custody, visitation, equitable distribution and all aspects of a d…