B. Kathleen (BK) Munguia and Jon Mark, an extraordinary couple with decades of dedicated volunteerism to Scarsdale, will be the 2020 joint recipients of the community’s highest award, the Scarsdale Bowl.
In 2005, Alesia Simpson was 15 years old when she moved from Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, a town of about 10,000, to Scarsdale, sponsored by Scarsdale’s Student Transfer Education Plan (STEP).
Wellington Mackey had an unlikely route to law school. It began in what he describes as the “shantytown slums” of New Providence Island in the Bahamas, through periods of homelessness as a new immigrant to the United States, on to Westchester Community College, then Yale College and today — …
Each year, the Scarsdale Recreation Department offers a chance for kids to write letters to Santa — and responds to each and every one! Here is a sampling of some of the letters (with names removed) Santa received this month.
The winter holidays are known for celebrations with friends and family — celebrations that can take a variety of different forms. Most Americans set up Christmas trees or Hanukkah menorahs, but others take a different approach to the holiday season. One such family is the Yellen family of Sc…
With younger college students home for winter break, parents may end up dealing with incidents of underage drinking, and they may not realize it, but they can be held liable — facing jail or fines — if they serve alcohol to minors in their home.
Dedicated volunteers and special guests celebrated the spirit of giving at the Westchester Jewish Community Services’ Have-A-Heart Holiday Gift Drive on Nov. 22 at the Scarsdale home of board member Linda Plattus.
On a crisp November morning two weeks ago, the A-frame on Wayside Lane known as the Betty Taubert Girl Scout House was packed with at least 50 senior citizens chatting happily, laughing and taking part in various activities around the room. Many were dressed in intricate traditional garb, sp…
Though the policy issues are complex, the mission of Neighbors Link is clear: “To strengthen the whole community through the healthy integration of immigrants.” That statement is the driving force behind an array of services the organization offers to immigrants living in three municipalitie…
Growing older is inevitable. But how well we age may be partly, if not largely, up to us. That’s the message of “Do We Really Need Botox: Handbook of Anti-Aging,” a thought-provoking new book by Sofia Din, MD, a family medical doctor and geriatrician who is also an anti-aging specialist. The…
When Thomas Adamo was discharged from the U.S. Army in 1953, he had no interest in joining the American Legion. His uncle, a veteran of World War II, was pressuring him to join the legion in Yonkers where Adamo grew up, but after serving 14 months in Korea, Adamo was far too busy getting his…
“Where has my sex drive gone?”
When thinking about the areas closest to New York City, the first image that comes to mind probably isn’t of rolling pastures and trotting horses. Nonetheless, Boulder Brook Equestrian Center, next to the Scarsdale pool complex on Mamaroneck Road, has been providing a suburban outlet for hor…
Growing up in Scarsdale, Eric Thurm discovered he liked board games — a lot. His early favorite was the military-themed Stratego, in which a player uses deception and cunning to capture his opponent’s flag. When he wasn’t routing the enemy, Thurm and his friends would engage in fantasy-fuele…
Earlier this week, the United Nations held a summit on climate change, to discuss potential plans and action.
Take a walk in downtown Scarsdale — or any community for that matter — and chances are you’ll come across a lot of hidden history. But most people are unaware of the historical importance of certain homes or sites around them.
Dogs have been found in schools during finals week, in nursing homes for emotional support and now, funeral homes.
After seven years serving as the Greenburgh Nature Center’s executive director, Margaret Tijmos-Goldberg is stepping down.
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…
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.
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.
Entrepreneurship knows no age.
Rory Flynn wobbled, straightened, then peddled a two-wheeler bike around Murray’s Skating Center in Yonkers. It was his first time riding a two-wheeled bike.
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.
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…
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…
With the U.S. presidential election on the horizon, the political debates have started and spouses, sometimes, take up opposing sides or points of view.
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.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the McDonald family tree.
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.
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.
Scarsdale resident Sara Kober, who lives on Lincoln Road, has been chosen for a Masters Bridge Team that will compete in the 15th European Maccabiah games in Budapest in July.
Aliza Mehlman was 7 going on 8 when her mom, Marla, told her she was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer in 2009. Following surgery and treatments, Marla was given a clean bill of health. Then, as a senior preparing to graduate from Scarsdale High School, Aliza and her two older sisters…
Some might say it’s a man’s world, but for Nancy Barbera, this is her work site.
Sometimes persistence pays off, as it did for Hartsdale resident Michael Marks.
When the World Trade Center collapsed after terrorists flew two hijacked airplanes into the twin towers 17 years ago on Sept. 11, first responders from New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester counties and neighboring jurisdictions rushed into action.
Stephanie Balkin’s 3-year-old daughter paraded into her mother’s office pointing to her tie-dye shirt.
Going through a divorce is difficult enough. But Texas’ divorce decree made it more difficult for Scarsdale High School graduate Pamela Kripke.
Many of the things 16-year-old Simon Yu wasn’t able to do in China he’s been able to do — or come closer to doing — after just one year in Scarsdale.
Not being able to afford a gym. Being too tired to exercise. Not having the time to work out. Being a full-time parent. These are some of the most common excuses to not work out and exercise.
Jacqueline Friedland has had many titles in her day: attorney, mother of four and now award-winning author.
What do a plastic surgeon and a teen sci-fi author have in common?
Dayna Kurtz has spent years peeling back the layers of early motherhood through clinical research and personal experience.