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Is This Your Rabbit?

bunnyA domestic white bunny with dark gray spots was found in a yard in the vicinity of the library pond. If you are the owner please contact the Weinberg Nature Center at 914-722-1289 or

Pet of the Week: Biscuit from Beech Hill

BiscuitMeet Biscuit from Beech Hill

This week's pet of the week is Biscuit. According to her adoring owners she is an outstanding dog who is great with kids and a fabulous watchdog to boot!

Biscuit is a Cavapoo. Her mother is a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel and her father is an apricot colored Toy Poodle. She is 7 1/2 pounds of adorable.

Her family found her at Critter Comforts, a pet shop that was formerly on Weaver Street in Scarsdale.

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Library News: Scarsdale Library Receives Grant and Unsold Books Donated to Charity

librarygrantThe Scarsdale Foundation's $50,000 grant to Scarsdale Public Library for its transformative renovation helped the Campaign for Excellence reach a new milestone with over $5 million committed in gifts and pledges. "A great Village needs a great library!" said Foundation President Emily Sherwood, "so it seemed only right that the Scarsdale Foundation partner in advancing a project that defines the spirit of Scarsdale." The Scarsdale Foundation's mission supports institutions and individuals that encourage educational and human development and mutual understanding. The grant will be matched by generous donors effectively doubling its impact with construction scheduled to begin in 2018.

Where Do Unsold Book Sale Materials Go? To Numerous Charities

Every year the book sale organized by the Friends of the Scarsdale Library sells thousands of books to raise funds to support expanded library programs. And every year there are unsold copies as our community donates many books. This year, the Friends along with Steve and Barbara Kessler came up with a plan to donate the unsold books to not-for-profits and senior citizen homes. Steve is a Library Trustee and Barbara is a former librarian and current library volunteer.

Members of the Friends and Library Trustees are contacting charities they know to see if they would like donated books. The response has been wonderful and bookshelves in numerous locations will have many additional fiction and non-fiction books.

The books will be available to all not-for-profits through Friday, September 22, and can be picked up at the Scarsdale Library.

Among the organizations and institutions receiving books are: P.S. 43 in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx, White Plains Hospital, The Riverdale Atria, The Denver Jewish Community School. The Bronx VA Hospital is being contacted.

"Both Barbara and I have a keen interest in the wonderful library we are fortunate to have in Scarsdale that provides extensive programs and services for people of all ages in the community," Kessler said. "We thought it would be a marvelous idea for the Friends to organize a program to donate the books to organizations and institutions whose users truly appreciate having the books."

"The Friends of the Library Book Sale is a major event every year in Scarsdale and being able to expand its reach and provide books to a variety of worthy not-for-profits is wonderful," said Kathy Gray of the Friends.

For additional information contact Gray at

Pet of the Week: Meet Trixie

trixie1carsdale10583 is launching our Pet of the Week column. Here's the first entry from Susan Jureller, owner of Trixie. Please share photos and stories about your own pet with Scarsdale10583 for publication in upcoming weeks. Email us at

The kids graduated, moved out, and sadly we had to put down our yellow lab of 11 years. The empty nest was incredibly empty.... too empty. So, after waiting the appropriate year, and finally vacuuming out all the shredded hair- along came Trixie a 13 lb. white Havanese.

She 's friendly, perky, loves attention and a bit of a flirt. Anyone who will give her a belly rub becomes her best friend. Playing fetch with her is pretty much a one-way game. We are working on the separation anxiety, but we love her and she has refilled our empty nest!

























Candidates Needed for the Citizens Nominating Committee

Board-of-directors-duties-Boad-Room-CircleThe Procedure Committee invites eligible Scarsdale residents to run for election to the Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC). Those who are elected will join 20 current CNC members to choose candidates to run for Village Mayor, Trustee and/or Justice under the banner of the Scarsdale Citizens Non- Partisan Party in the March general election. This year, the CNC will meet 4 or 5 times on Tuesday or Wednesday nights in December and January to select candidates for three Trustee positions.
CNC members are expected to attend all CNC meetings for three years and to serve the following year on the Procedure Committee. The meeting dates for 2017-2018 are: Tuesday, December 5 (organizational meeting); Tuesday December 19; Wednesday, January 10; Monday, January 22; and, if necessary, Wednesday, January 24.

A candidate for the CNC must be a qualified voter and a resident of Scarsdale for at least two years. A CNC candidate may not be a member of the Procedure Committee, the School Board Nominating Committee, the School Board Administrative Committee, the Scarsdale School Board or the Village Board. For more details on qualifications, see the Non-Partisan Resolution, which defines the rules for CNC candidacy, on the Procedure Committee website

Residents in each of the five elementary school districts (Edgewood, Greenacres, Fox Meadow, Heathcote and Quaker Ridge) may run for one of two open positions in their district. Candidates must file with the Procedure Committee a short biographical sketch and a nominating petition with 10 signatures of registered voters from their district. Forms and filing instructions for both may be downloaded from the Procedure committee website Hard copies may be obtained at Village Hall and the Scarsdale Library as well.

The deadline for filing both forms is Saturday September 30; after this date, additional candidates for any school district will be accepted only if there are fewer than two candidates for each position in that school district. The CNC election will be held at Village Hall on Wednesday November 15.

For help in filing or more information, potential candidates are welcome to contact the Chair of the Procedure Committee Jim Pullman,, the Vice Chair Robert Schechter,, or one of the current committee members. They are: from Edgewood, Elissa M. Bookner, David Irwin, Eli Mattioli, Ed Morgan, and Elaine Lamb Moreno; from Fox Meadow, Brian Nottage, and Bruce Wells; from Greenacres, John Baer, Mary Blumenthal-Lane, and Neil Kanner; from Heathcote, Leonard Benowich, Lauren Mintzer, B.K. Munguia, and Myra Saul; and from Quaker Ridge, Michael Gorelick, Howard Nadel and Anna Paternoster.