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Amy Hu, an 11th grader at Scarsdale High School, learned the Shiloh Baptist Church in New Rochelle would provide a shower service for the homeless July 22. Because of COVID-19, many places where the homeless normally shower are closed, so a local food pantry ran a truck to provide showers to…

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A July staple for decades, the Scarsdale sidewalk sale has seen great changes over the years reflecting things like the economy and the types of businesses occupying storefronts in the downtown area. The 2020 sale was certainly unique in its own way, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Thanks to the generous support of donors to Westchester Reform Temple’s Hungry and Homeless Fund, 10 families (and four bakers who supplemented the lunch bags with cookies and brownies) prepared more than 400 lunch bags for HOPE Community Services in New Rochelle that were delivered July 13.…

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The substance, background and long-term impact of decisions handed down by the highest court in the land were the crux of Professor Martin Flaherty’s annual Scarsdale Adult School course, “Supreme Court Roundup,” presented via Zoom July 14.

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Dr. Robert Shire, a lifelong Scarsdale resident, has expanded his New York City chiropractic practice into Westchester Chiropractic and Wellness at 550 Mamaroneck Ave. in Harrison. He has returned to Westchester where his chiropractic career began, in 2000, to accommodate his local area pati…

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Linwood Road resident Harry Garten, who turned 100 on July 11, has seen a lot of changes and drama in a century, but nothing quite compares to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Extraordinary times such as these call for effective leaders — leaders such as Rabbi Deborah Hirsch, who has been appointed interim rabbi of Temple Israel of New Rochelle for the next year. Although she only began there this month, she has already immersed herself in the synagogue, meeting w…

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Agnes Holzberg, a real estate agent in the Scarsdale office of William Pitt-Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty, was honored in the 2020 REAL Trends list as one of the top performing agents in New York. Her category, individuals by volume, was based on performance in 2019. “I am incr…

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The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest leadership award a Girl Scout can earn. After completing prerequisite steps, high school Girl Scouts design and carry out a service project that leaves a lasting mark on their community and includes at least 80 hours of work. They raise all funds need…

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Scarsdale resident Allison J. Beitler, M.D., a board-certified rheumatologist, has joined New York-Presbyterian Medical Group Westchester and will practice in Eastchester. She has extensive experience providing treatment for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases as well as osteoarthritis and …

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Scarsdale resident Adam Weiss, an associate attorney at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, was selected by The National Trial Lawyers for inclusion into its Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in New York, an honor given to a select group of lawyers for their achievements in the field. With …

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For the 92nd year the Arthur Manor Neighborhood Association celebrated the Fourth of July at Davis Park, although shortened this year due to COVID-19 restrictions on social gatherings. Only a few participants were present, but it was broadcast live on Facebook, filmed by Jean Bongiorno.

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Jacob Rosewater, a rising Scarsdale High School senior, has thrown down the gauntlet in his hometown. He’s challenging his liberal-leaning, progressive-claiming village and school district to put its full support behind building affordable housing to help fight segregation.

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Scarsdale families were among many who helped execute the "Scarsdale's Walk to Feed Westchester" last month, which was created to help alleviate the local hunger crisis. To get the project rolling, eight families reached out to friends and to the whole community. Then, over the course of a w…

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When you walk out of the blood donation center after an hour of giving your time and blood, you receive a simple sheet of paper that sums up why you were there.

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Inspired Edgemont High School students are selling yard signs for social change, with the help of social media artists, to confront racism close to home.

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Scarsdale High School junior Sarah Jane Traumer spent her 17th birthday baking 100 cupcakes for the Scarsdale heroes. She recognized their bravery, especially the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps. She spent the day baking, icing, decorating and boxing all 100 cupcakes. She delivered the b…

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When disaster strikes, local communities can usually count on their local libraries as a source of refuge, entertainment and education. But with a pandemic, where social distancing and limited human contact is heavily advised, going to a library and checking out a physical book can seem daunting.

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Village officials and the Scarsdale Business Alliance are creatively bringing downtown Scarsdale back to life as New York State reopens in four phases following the height of the COVID-19 pandemic from March through May. The latest initiative involved amending codes to allow local businesses…

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Edgemont High School senior Olivia DePietto felt devastated by the death of George Floyd. She was upset by everything she was seeing on the news and couldn’t sit back, watch and do nothing.

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Jordan Copeland looks at Scarsdale and he sees things most people do not. It could be a house abnormally close to the street in Edgewood, a gas station on Post Road in an area with no other businesses, a clock above a shop in Scarsdale Village featuring County Trust, a bank that hasn’t exist…

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Memorial Day celebrations in Greenburgh were not spared the disruptions that the coronavirus has caused throughout the world, but that did not deter local residents from hosting a socially responsible event to honor those who died fighting for their country.

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The Scarsdale American Legion Post will assemble on Memorial Day in a discrete ceremony with 10 or fewer participants, as set by Gov. Andrew Cuomo for Memorial Day gatherings. For the health and welfare of the veterans, as well as to maintain compliance with applicable NYS rules, the public …

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We Scarsdalians put a lot of stock in our appearance, as evidenced by the numerous stylists, barbershops and nail salons around town. It’s no surprise, then, that our banishment from these good-grooming meccas has caused palpable distress. What’s a crowd accustomed to weekly blowouts, expert…