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soul4SHS for Haiti invites you to spin, sweat and support the Afya Foundation for Haiti. This unforgettable 45-minute workout will be held at 12:45 pm on March 19, 2011 at Soul Cycle at 7 Popham Road in Scarsdale. Tickets are $50 and include one reserved bike, shoe rental, t-shirt and food. If you can’t come, don’t sweat it! You can still support the cause by sponsoring a rider! You can reserve your bike now by contacting Chloe Kaufman at kaufman.chloe@gmail.com or by phone at 917-328-0944.

The JCC of Mid-Westchester Nursery School PTA hosted its first annual book swap on Wednesday, February 9th.jccbookswap1 Nearly 200 children and parents enjoyed a “pajamas only” evening of stories, book swapping, milk and cookies and a visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog. Over 700 books were donated by nursery school families for the event. All the books that were not “swapped” were donated to local charitable organizations. The JCC Nursery school’s next PTA event will be a Mitzvah Day in May.

On February 7, At Home in Scarsdale ran a session on Social Networking for Adults at the Scarsdale Woman's Club for members and prospective members of the Club. Carol Freidman, computer educational consultant spoke for well over an hour to a full room of eager adults who wanted to learn more about the Internet, Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In,blogs and more.
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Photo from left to right, Carol Freidman, Ellen Bierman, Mimi Ripp, Eileen Laxer.

 

 

 

 

 

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rotaryThe Rotary Club of Scarsdale is involved in several charitable activities, and one of  the club's objectives is to raise funds for the Haitian Water Project, a project that supplies Haitian communities with self-sustaining water filtration systems that allow local residents to generate their own potable water. Last year they held their inaugural wine tasting event. The event was a smashing success, and they raised $15,000, with all of the proceeds going directly to the Haitian Water Project.

The second annual wine tasting event is coming up next month. The event will be held on Thursday March 24, 2011, 6-8pm, at the Fox Meadow Tennis Club, and the theme of the evening will once again be “Scarsdale Rotary, Turning Wine into Water”. This year’s proceeds will be used to expand the size and scope of the on-going Haitian Water Project, and will also be used for some other Scarsdale Rotary charities.

Tickets to the event are $60 per person, and include finger foods and the opportunity to taste wines from several countries.

Tickets are available by calling Thomas Cain, president of the Scarsdale Rotary Club, at 914-722-1215. Please come out and support the event!

 

 

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edgemontphotoOn October 2, 2010 the Edgemont Class of 1970 held a reunion dinner at the Scarsdale Golf Club. While not a pretty picture in most cases, the setting and bonhomie made for a lovely evening. The class raised $3,575 for need-based scholarship assistance distributed by the Edgemont Scholarship Council.

The donations were made in memory of Horace G. Ports, a beloved history teacher. Mr. Ports taught about social justice, haves and have-nots, racism and environmental degradation long before these were familiar topics. He died before we graduated, but his inspiration is remembered.

--David Rosmarin

 

 

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greenacresliondanceGreenacres students ushered in the year of the rabbit, Chinese New Year 4709, on Friday February 4.  The children experienced the arrival of the New Year, which is traditionally celebrated for 15 days ending with the Lantern Festival on Day 15.

Two main entrances of the school and the lunchroom were decorated with bright, colorful ornaments; long vertical banners proclaiming old Chinese proverbs and auspicious New Year sayings. Red lanterns, paper dragons, firecracker garlands and signs with Chinese characters for happiness, spring, prosperity and longevity made for a very festive school. The bulletin board at the Huntington Avenue entrance was decorated with rabbits, New Year red envelopes, Chinese characters and information about the Year of the Rabbit.

The festivities began with Greenacres fifth annual a lion parade. Ms. Pelekis' first grade class led the parade throughout the school, with parent Chip Lee manning thegreenacreslion2 lion's head. The noise and the bustle of a Chinese New Year parade, particularly the use of firecrackers, is meant to scare away any evil spirits and to welcome a new year of peace and abundance. During the week of Chinese New Year, numerous parents collaborated to make presentations in eight classes at Greenacres.

 

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intelKudos to Scarsdale High School student Ruth Dorothy Kagan who was selected as a semifinalist in Intel’s 2011 Science Talent Search, along with 18 other Westchester County high school students who were recognized for their outstanding research. She was honored for her project titled, “Limbic Areas Influencing the Posterior Thalamic Nucleus May Explain Aspects of Migraine Headaches.” See her photo at right where she is pictured with County Executive Rob Astorino and Science teacher Richard Clark at a reception on Monday, January 24 at the County Office building. The Intel Science Talent Search is the nation's most prestigious pre-college science competition and Westchester's semifinalists represent six percent of the nation's semifinalists. Add a comment
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