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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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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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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 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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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…

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On Sept. 11, 2001, Sylvie Rosenbloom rushed down from her home in Scarsdale to St. John’s Medical Center in Yonkers an hour after the first airplane hit the World Trade Center. She was off that day, but reported to work in case they needed the hands of an extra emergency department nurse.

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The Center for Aging in Place offers this informal senior services/referral directory and online resources for Westchester County amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with thanks for the help of DOROT Westchester, RSVP of Westchester, Volunteer New York! and Nonprofit Westchester.

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Two Scarsdale students, Matthew and Jordan Knispel, are leading the effort in New York to help seniors in our community. Matthew, a junior at Scarsdale High School, is president of the New York division and Jordan, a seventh grader at Scarsdale Middle School, is vice president. 

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Westchester saw its first case of the novel coronavirus in early March. A few weeks later, on March 23, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered hospitals across the state to increase their ability to care for 50% more patients. By then, White Plains Hospital (WPH) was already preparing for the surge.