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SHS senior Ward Bandsma, a resident of Edgewood, completed his Eagle Scout project, raising nearly $12,000 — $5,000 from a go fund me campaign and the rest from the Scarsdale Foundation and Scarsdale Schools Education Foundation — and installing three fitness stations around the track at Sca…

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At the 15th European Maccabiah Games in Budapest, Hungary in August, eight bridge teams competed in two days of round robin play after which the top four teams moved on to play in the semifinals. Team USA received the bronze medal. In addition to Team USA’s bronze medal win, Scarsdale reside…

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Life’s short; there’s no denying it. If, as a consequence, your motto is “eat dessert first,” you’ll want to make a beeline to the Scarsdale Woman’s Club on Sept 11 at 2 p.m. That’s when Tina Zaccardi, winner of the fourth season of ABC’s The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition, will…

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William Graif, Edgemont High School class of ’18, won the 2019 Canadian Junior Chess Championship Aug. 12 in Toronto. It was an exciting show as Graif clinched the title with one round to go, starting with 6.5/7, after he choked in the last round to a player from Canada named William Li.

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When he was 3 years old, Brian Wu was already obsessed with the universe. His earliest memory is playing with a puzzle of the solar system — breaking apart and putting together pieces that included all nine planets — Pluto was still considered a planet back then.

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Most local students and parents have begun their back-to-school shopping, but for some families in underserved areas, that’s not such an easy task, which is why Scarsdale resident Liz Gruber and former Scarsdale resident Tara Smith Tyberg founded Grad Bag about eight years ago.

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The countdown to the first day of school is officially here. Your kids — and you — will be super busy again, not only with school, but probably a whole bunch of extracurricular activities, from clubs to music lessons to sports.

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A group of 40 students aged six to 19, several of whom attend Scarsdale schools, traveled to Puerto Rico in early August to provide relief for parts of the country still in need two years after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

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These days there is a lot of news about the decline in bees, many of which are important pollinators of our native and cultivated plants. Colony collapse disorder has devastated honeybee populations and growers can’t find enough bees to ensure the pollination of their crops.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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.