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Food Drive at Scarsdale Village Hall

Scarsdale residents are encouraged to participate in the Westchester County Food Drive, which will be held on Tuesday, June 22nd and Wednesday, June 23rd at many locations throughout the county.

For hungry families in Westchester, summer is an especially critical time of year as food pantry and soup kitchen supplies run low. The number of households requesting assistance from the emergency feeding network at Food Bank has gone up 22 percent in the last year alone.

As a participant in this effort, The Village of Scarsdale will have a donation box available located in the Village Hall lobby to accept canned and other non-perishable food on 6/22 and 6/23. Donated food will then be distributed to 181 local organizations, like soup kitchens, shelters and food pantries, by Westchester County’s partner, Food Bank for Westchester or directly to a local food agency.
The most needed food items are:

Cereals: hot or cold (corn flakes, frosted flakes, fruit loops, oat meal, grits)

Meats and high protein groups

  • Canned meats: spam, ham, meat spread, beef stew, chicken, and corned beef
  • Canned fish: tuna, salmon, sardines, mackerel
  • Canned or dry beans: kidney, lentils, butter beans, great northern, lima
  • Canned soups: with beans, chicken, ham or beef
  • Peanut butter
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Canned ravioli
  • Canned spaghetti and meat balls

Beverages

  • Drink mixes: iced tea, Kool Aid, Tang
  • 100 percent juices in plastic bottle or can
  • Milk: canned or powdered
  • Canned juices
  • Coffee or tea
  • Hot chocolate

Fruits and vegetables

  • Canned fruits
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned spaghetti sauce
  • Dried fruits: raisins, apricots, prunes

Pasta and grains

  • Rice: rice mixes and plain rice
  • Pasta: pasta mixes and plain pasta

Health and beauty supplies are also being accepted.

For further information, contact the Village Clerk’s office at 722-1175 or Westchester County Office of Communications at 995-6355.

Shop for a Cause at the Sidewalk Sale

This weekend, Thursday through Sunaltday June 3 through June 6, the Golden Horseshow is hosting its 21st Annual Sidewalk Sale.  There will be food, games, rides, and face painting at the event, as well as bargains offered at many of the shopping center's 22 stores. 

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During the shopping event, there will be opportunities to give back, such as the Shop for a Cause program in front of Planit Sports.  There, Blue Buddha necklaces will be sold, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a summer camp scholarship fund for underprivileged children.  

Relay for Life Puts the Fun in Fund-Raising

The American Cancer Society's Eastchester Chapter held its Relay for Life event at Concordia College this Saturday. The overnight walk to find a cure began at 5 pm Saturday, May 15 and continued until 6 am Sunday, the 16th. Participants set up tents to spend the night on a grassy quad at Concordia in Bronxville. Relay for Life is a 24-hour event that takes place in communities across the globe. Cancer survivors walked with those whose lives have been affected by cancer as an effort to raise money, and awareness, for cancer research.

In addition to walking, participants enjoyed music, games and live performances including songs by the kids from Showstoppers--a performance company from the New York Performing Arts Center in White Plains. Their performance of “Seasons of Love,” from the musical Rent, had particular meaning to so many in attendance.

One group of girls from Tuckahoe Middle School came together in support of friend, Lilly O’Toole’s mother, Kathleen, a 7-year survivor of breast cancer. The girls have taken the initiative to do several other fund-raisers, something that makes Kathleen feel both proud and a bit overwhelmed.

To find out more about The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life events in your area click here.

Hundreds Bike for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation

On Sunday, May 18, 2010, spectacular weather brought out hundreds of cyclists from across the county for the 10th Annual Bikeathon to benefit children with cancer. The Pediatric Cancer Foundation and Westchester County Parks co-sponsored the special family fun event, entitled Pedal for Progress. Cyclists of all ages rode to support the worthy cause, and there was a tremendous aura of excitement and positive energy at the event.

Scarsdale residents Jill Weisfeld and Trisanne Berger, Hartsdale resident Pam Goldstein, and Melanie Bennett and Beth Nechamkin of Harrison were the Chairs of this year’s Pediatric Cancer Foundation Bikeathon. Stefanie Mittman, President of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, remarked, “There are bright rays of hope in pediatric cancer. The eradication of this devastating disease depends on groups such as Pediatric Cancer Foundation and the generosity of people in the community. We are particularly grateful to all of the volunteers for the Bikeathon for their tireless efforts in creating, organizing, promoting, and producing Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s 10th Annual Bikeathon. We thank all our friends, family, co-workers and neighbors who cycled with us to support this worthy cause.”

Participants who could not attend the Bikeathon but wish to cycle or still make a donation are still encouraged to register and get sponsors at www.pcfbike.org.

The Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s mission is to cure childhood cancer. Since its establishment in 1970, members have worked diligently and raised significant funds to aid sick children and the doctors and researchers who treat them. The Pediatric Cancer Foundation funds research, treatment, state of the art equipment and parent and patient care. The Pediatric Cancer Foundation receives no federal funding, so they depend on the generosity of donors. This year, hundreds of people of all ages rode bicycles of all kinds while enjoying a fun day and supporting this worthy cause.

To make a pledge or to cycle on your own, go to www.pcfbike.org or contact Nancy Frankel Joselson at 914-777-3127 for more information.

Tickets Now on Sale for the Gourmet Galaxy

The seventeenth annual Gourmet Galaxy will be held on Wednesday May 5 at the Westchester Country Club, featuring a wonderful assortment of culinary delights from some new restaurants as well as many returning participants. Local favorites, Eastchester Fish Gourmet and Meritage are back this year along with White Plain’s Niko’s Greek Taverna, An American Bistro of Tuckahoe and Anna Maria’s Restaurant from Larchmont. Newcomers to the Galaxy this year include Caffe Azzurri, the new Hartsdale gem on Central Avenue, Angelina’s of Tuckahoe, New Rochelle’s Don Coqui, Emma’s Ale House of White Plains, Rue Des Crepes of Harrison,  Il Castello and Le Provencal from Mamaroneck and the always delicious Le Panetiere from Rye.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served beginning at 6:30 pm and at 8 pm when the doors to the ballroom open, guests will be treated to an array of specialties from all of these wonderful participating area restaurants.

Delectable desserts will also be provided by Lulu Cake Boutique, La Renaissance, Seth Greenberg Desserts and Odyssey Chocolates.  The Galaxy silent auction which will begin at 6:30 pm will include a variety of gift certificates from participating and other restaurants along with many other entertainment and specialty items.  Attendees will also be able to participate in a 50/50 Raffle during the course of the evening.

Wine for the evening will once again be graciously provided by Frederick Wildman and Sons, Ltd. courtesy of the Cacciato family.

This event is Scarsdale-Edgemont Family Counseling Service’s principal annual fundraiser.  SFCS has been serving the communities of Scarsdale and Edgemont for almost 90 years.  At this year’s event, SFCS will honor Dr. Steve Frantz with the Open Door Award for community service.

Tickets are $200 ($150 for first time attendees).  For information and tickets, call (914) 723-3281.

Pictured Here:

Caffe Azzurri on Central Avenue in Hartsdale, which is co-owned by Michael Agrusa and Jerry Colella is one of the new restaurants that will be featured at this year’s Gourmet Galaxy.  Pictured are: (seated from left to right) Penny Bauersfeld, Gourmet Galaxy Chairperson, Kathleen Piaggesi, SFCS Board member, (standing from left to right) Anne Moretti and Monica Rafajac, SFCS Board members and Caffe Azzurri waiter, Fernando Alpuche.

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