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When the 1-mile zone was set up in New Rochelle and the National Guard was called to help on March 10, most of the Scarsdale Chinese realized the dire situation our own community might face. We had been closely monitoring what happened in China for over a month, and many members wanted to he…

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With a pair of 3D printers at Scarsdale Oral Surgery at the Apple Bank Building in Scarsdale sitting idle due to the lack of patients — only emergencies are permitted during the COVID-19 pandemic — Dr. Evan Chafitz found a way to get back to work. Since last week, Chafitz has set up a person…

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With families social distancing or quarantining at home due to the national outbreak of COVID-19, the Edgemont Community Council developed a community connect program to help get supplies to high-risk community members.

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The Scarsdale Fire Department swore in nine volunteer fire officers Jan. 14 at its annual membership meeting. The officers are slated to hold a two-year term and have a wide variety of responsibilities.

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Destination College received $4,000 from the Scarsdale Woman’s Club to help with its mission to turn athletes into student-athletes. DC supports approximately 200 high school athletes, boys and girls at underserved high schools in Westchester County — Mount Vernon, Gorton and Woodlands. Sixt…

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When you have your health, you have everything. If ever there were two individuals who understood that adage, it’s Melanie Spivak and Danielle Butin, dedicated volunteers who have responded to urgent health crises around the world. 

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Scouts of BSA Troop 4 Scarsdale served as color guard for a flag ceremony during the Veterans Day celebrations at the Ambassador Assisted Living Home in Scarsdale. Zachary Weitzman, flag bearer; Ronan Barnea and Daniel Kolb.

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Firefighter Ian Brown was hired on Oct. 7, transferring to the Scarsdale Fire Department from the Mount Vernon Fire Department after 10 years of service with Mount Vernon. Pictured is Brown during a training evolution.

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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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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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Most high school students fill their time with sports, clubs, homework, and preparing for SATs and college. Once they’re done with all their activities, including eating, showering and sleeping, there doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day for anything else.

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Responding to a call last year about a 25-year-old man who overdosed on heroin in his home, two paramedics from SVAC performed CPR for 20 minutes and administered four times the allotted dosage of Narcan. The responders successfully brought the man back to life, and the ambulance crew transp…

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Eleven Scarsdale Middle School eighth-graders, all members of the student government, visited Rep. Eliot Engel’s office in Washington, D.C., May 10. Steve Scharf is an eighth-grade social studies teacher and one of the faculty advisors to the student government. The other faculty advisor cha…

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To widespread excitement on May 23, the “Wing the ‘Dale” mural was unveiled outside DeCiccos Family Markets at 54 East Parkway. The painted pair of wings provides a unique photo opportunity for Scarsdalians of all ages. The project, an aesthetically pleasing although somewhat simple addition…

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When former Scarsdale resident Rebecca Kemp Pogir went to South Africa, she only intended to stay a year. Nearly 11 years later, she’s set down roots with her South African husband and found her calling as a volunteer working with several charities.

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Scarsdale’s Country Bank leaders present the Bronx Chapter Ancient Order of Hibernians in America with a donation to support the organization’s community works at the annual awards dinner held Nov. 18 at Rory Dolan’s restaurant in Yonkers. Country Bank was recognized for its support of the o…

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Twenty Roosevelt High School freshmen met Dec. 5 at Patriot Bank’s Scarsdale branch for a seminar on effectively managing money, careers in banking and finance, hosted by Junior Achievement of Westchester and the bank. Teens spent the day learning the ins and outs of managing their finances …

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More than 200 UJA-Federation of New York Westchester volunteers from across the county helped brighten the holidays for local area children, teens and seniors who are residential clients at three UJA nonprofit partners. The celebrations, chaired by Leslie Perelman and Jen Galeon of Scarsdale…

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Jared Turell, a senior at Edgemont High School and Miles Cooperman, a sophomore at Ardsley High School, were appointed Greenburgh’s 2019 Snow Angel coordinators. The program, started by Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, tries to match volunteers with the elderly and disabled to clear driveways an…

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Scarsdale resident Linda Plattus hosted a luncheon for the Westchester Jewish Community Services’ 13th annual Have a Heart for the Holidays Gift Drive Dec. 4. The gift drive benefits needy children in underserved communities in Westchester County and raised a record-breaking $7,500 in donati…

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The first ambulance drove up to Scarsdale Congregational Church on Oct. 18, after being dispatched to a simulated active shooter drill. A team of roughly 45 volunteers representing ambulance corps from Scarsdale to Cortland immediately began hunting for victims. But the victims were voluntee…

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The Scarsdale Police Benevolent Association held a charity golf outing at Fenway Golf Club Oct. 9. The money raised assists the Scarsdale PBA and will be given to two charities with local ties to Scarsdale, The PaulieStrong Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. “A community is …

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Although Scarsdale seniors may not have children in the school system, they continue to support the community’s tax base by remaining in the houses in which they’ve lived for years. That’s part of the reason Maryellen Saenger sees the value in giving back to that community.

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Some Scarsdale high-schoolers go to sleep-away camp for the summer. Zach Hoexter, a soon-to-be high school senior, went on a community service trip in South Africa last summer.

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Sixty years ago, Charlie Crowley, a father of two crippled sons, ran to his high school friend George Graney, who was also a firefighter in South Boston.

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Last month, local charity 33Birds ran a tag sale at St. James the Less Church, raising more than $9,000 for underprivileged youth. This would be notable by itself, but 33Birds isn’t just a regular organization; it’s staffed and run by teens and elementary school students.