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Carolyn_Stevens__BK_MunguiaThe League of Women Voters of Scarsdale had a wonderful turnout for their fall membership coffee at the home of Janice Starr in Fox Meadow on Monday October 4th. The League is a non-partisan group that educates voters and studies and speaks out on important local, county, state and national issues. Questions such as a real estate tax revaluation, affordable housing, the formation of a foundation to support our local schools, and the village and school budgets are researched and discussed.

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Michelle Lichtenberg, League President Jane Veron, Deb Pekarek and Marylou Cooper Green
The membership coffee was attended by current and prospective members and the work of the League was explained. Attendees were encouraged to get involved in the League and to attend the upcoming candidates forum on Tuesday night October 19th at 7:30 pm at the Scarsdale Library and the Food for Thought Luncheon on Friday, October 22nd at the Scarsdale Golf Club at 11:45 am.
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Susie Rush, Hostess Janice Starr and Kim Meyers
Here are photos from the coffee.
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Lauri Carey, Tracey Lee, Judy Stanley

 

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Pam Rubin, Joanne Wallenstein and Sarah Kaspers

 

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Amy Scharf, Sarah Hallac, Anne Lyons
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eatchatshopThe Westchester/Fairfield Chapter of the National Women’s Division of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine will hold their Eat Chat and Shop event Thursday, October 21, 2010 at Brae Burn Country Club

This year, you are invited to shop the boutiques from 10:30 am – 2 pm, chat with friends and eat brunch in the café anytime.

Participating boutiques include: Pamela Robbins • Girl Rocks • Simply Stunning by Jill Gruza • Leslie Mathias Handbags by Eileen Kramer • Jean Forte Gifts • Groove LLC • A&M Table • And Company, Inc. • Over the Rainbow • Cornelia Zell • Love2Design • So Luxe • Vintage Via Carrie • Gifts by Eileen • Kids Jewelry Company • 3SistersNY • Adrienne Lee New York • Arlene’s Boutique by Arlene Levy • Strands by Stacy • Private Styles by Lisa Daniel • BCoplan Collection• Susan Bender Designs • Marcie Fleck Jewelry • and much more!

Proceeds and 20% of the boutique purchases will benefit the Women’s Division’s $3 million campaign to support research in Women’s Health and Cancers.

The ticket price is $75 and if you reserve before October 18th you will be entered into an exclusive raffle drawing. To make your reservation or for further information, call (718) 430-2818 or email anna.levine@einstein.yu.edu

On October 26, the Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic Chapter will hold a breakfast and boutique at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the legendary psychosexual therapist, pioneering radio “sexpert” and former Planned Parenthood employee. The event will honor Carol Stix and Thom Kleiner. To sign up, go to www.pphp.org. For more information, contact Ellen Breuning at 914-467-7342 or by email at ellen.breuning@pphp.org.

sistersplaceMy Sister’s Place will host their annual fall luncheon on Thursday October 28 at 11:45 am at Brae Burn Country club. The luncheon will feature a panel of experts who will discuss Cyberbullying, sexting, digital disrespect and potential lethal results.

Speaking on the panel will be:

  • Janet DiFiore, Westchester County District Attorney
  • Dr. Ann Engelland, Adolescent Medicine Specialist
  • Jane Randel of Liz Claiborne, Inc
  • Jason Rzepka, MTV, The Thin Line.

To sign up, call 914-683-1333 ext. 107, or email lkahn@mysistersplaceny.org. www.mysistersplaceny.org

regisUnited Hebrew of New Rochelle will hold its 91st Annual Gala dinner dance celebration at the Ritz Carlton Westchester in White Plains on Thursday, October 14th. Mt. Vernon resident, David A. Alpert, member of United Hebrew’s board of directors and senior vice president of Riverside Memorial Chapel, will receive the humanitarian award. Scarsdale resident, Leonard Tanzer, president of Patient Care Associates, Inc. will receive the Corporate Medal of Honor. Entertainer, Regis Philbin, will speak as a special guest at the dinner.

“We are honoring two well deserved individuals who have devoted so much of their time and support to helping those that are less fortunate in the community,” said Michael Rozen, Chair of the United Hebrew Board of Directors. “We look forward to a wonderful event that will help raise funds critically needed to continue our mission of caring for frail and chronically ill older adults.”

Funds from the event will assist in enabling UH to establish a variety of therapeutic programs in the new nursing home, including music therapy, wellness programs and beautification projects.

United Hebrew is located at 391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, New York 10805. For further information or to purchase tickets, please contact Linda Forman at 914.632.2804 x1224, e-mail lforman@uhgc.org, or visit www.uhgc.org.

 

 

 

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PlaylandBathhousesAfter nearly eight years of planning and collaboration between the museum's dedicated volunteers and the Westchester County government, the Westchester Children's Museum will open in late 2011 as a colorful, vibrant learning space filled with water play, science, art, music, nature and places to climb, build and explore. The museum will be a vibrant, hands-on cultural and educational institution for children and caregivers; a dynamic resource for schools; a welcoming environment for special needs children; a vital entity to serve underserved communities of our region, and a tool for building tourism. Additionally, the Museum will be a self-sustaining, not for profit organization and will not present a burden on taxpayers.

wcmLegislation is currently before County Government to approve a lease for the Westchester Children’s Museum to take site control over the Bathhouses at Playland. The Bathhouses, located directly on the Sound, are historic landmark buildings situated on parkland owned by the County of Westchester. When the buildings were identified as a potential site for a children’s museum back in 2003, they had been empty for more than 40 years, and fallen into disrepair. The opportunity to renovate the buildings for use as a museum was unprecedented and irresistible. The Museum leadership took the County’s challenge – if the Museum could raise $7million, thereby proving an ability to be self-sustaining and raising the necessary capital to undertake the renovation project, then the County Government would turn over the site. The Museum has exceeded the fundraising challenge goal and is in the midst of the final intended step in the site control process, which is to negotiate and sign a lease with County government.

Concurrently, the County Government is pursuing a plan to revitalize Playland Amusement Park in Rye and make the complex more profitable for the County. An RFP has been issued seeking proposals to come up with new ideas and usages for Playland Amusement Park. A notation in the RFP makes note of the fact that the Westchester Children’s Museum is the proposed tenant of half of the Bathhouses – a space of 22,000 square feet along the Boardwalk.

When built, Westchester Children’s Museum can be the cultural, educational, and economic hub of a revitalized Playland, in whatever future form the park takes. In the meantime, the Museum provides educational outreach at a variety of community centers and out of school programs.

Scarsdale individuals and businesses are getting behind the campaign to build the Museum. Among our local partners in raising awareness for the Museum and providing special programs are Citibabes and Last Licks. Scarsdale resident Andrea Tucker is co-chairing the first annual Charity Tennis Outing, to coincide with the Museum’s annual Golf Outing, both to be held at Quaker Ridge Golf Club, September 20. Below are event descriptions:

Charity Tennis Outing Featuring Tennis Pro Jim Courier
Quaker Ridge Golf Club, September 20

The first annual Charity Tennis Outing features on court instruction and rallies with former world number one tennis player Jim Courier. Every participant will have the opportunity to rally with Jim Courier. All levels are welcome to participate. Each court will concentrate on a specific skill. Join us for this truly unique tennis experience and raise funds for the Museum at the same time! For ticket information, please visit www.discoverWCM.org/events

A Sweet Way to Build a Museum
Last Licks Creates A Special Flavor to Benefit the Museum

Saturday, September 25, 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday, September 26, 10:00am - 9:30pm

All three Last Licks locations will feature Explore S'More, a special one-of-a-kind flavor of orange-colored vanilla ice cream with marshmallows, fudge, and graham crackers in honor of the Museum. 100% of all sales of Explore S'More will benefit the Museum.

Armonk - 395 Main Street
Rye Brook - 104 South Ridge Street
Scarsdale - 1074 Wilmot Road

For more information about the Westchester Children's Museum, please click here.

 

 

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gopinkClub Monaco is pleased to announce the reopening of its Westchester Mall location, now a women’s only boutique carrying the complete fall collection. The brand will celebrate the opening on September 25th at the new store with an event to benefit local nonprofit GoPINK.

The new store design is exclusive to the Westchester location and is a mix of white washed wood, shades of white and grey walls, and dramatic long drapes. James Mills, V.P. of Store Design said the design of the store was inspired by his travels around the globe; purchasing rugs in Paris, furniture in London, lighting in Los Angeles and artwork in New York all resulting in an elegant mix.

The store opened with the complete women’s September collection as well as exclusive vintage jewelry and apparel selected for the Westchester customer.

This collection includes deep hues of purple and blue, elegant prints, effortless layering, and beautifully draped skirts. The silhouette is shortened, the shoulders are emphasized, and the overall styling point of view is reminiscent of strong femininity from the 90s. Accessories are influenced by 90s costume jewelry and modern art, and include distressed leather messengers, crossbody bags, fringed accents and embellished scarves.

The brand has partnered with www.BeautifulStranger.TV , an online street style site that goes in search of real people with unmistakable style to find out what they are using, loving, and wearing. They then provide a link to every product and service that the Beautiful Stranger mentions. One guest will be chosen to receive a $1,000 shopping spree to Club Monaco and an iPod, courtesy of DJ Belle de Jour of Glam.com.

The event will be held on Saturday, September 25th from 10 am - 4 pm. Proceeds will benefit GoPINK, the Junior Committee for Women at Risk. GoPink was founded by two Westchester high school students in 2009. Their mission is to educate teens about breast cancer research and the impact of fundraising.

Everyone is invited to the opening to view the fall line, and enjoy the events at the store.

 

 

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juniorleaguephotoThe Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) is inviting women from Eastchester, Greenburgh, Scarsdale and White Plains to their semi-annual “New Member Coffees” at historic Wayside Cottage on September 23.

Prospective members will learn of the JLCW’s efforts to improve the lives of people throughout their community. Through literacy events, book drives, delivering food to soup kitchens, community clean-up, and other hands-on events, members develop deep roots and bonds within the League while effecting real change in their community.

New members enter a training course where they complete a short-term project over the course of a few weeks. Recent projects have included Reading Fun Day benefitting Eastchester Community Action Program (ECAP) and Healthy Kids Day for Head Start Preschool children in White Plains. New members learn to use the support network built into the JLCW and acquire new skills in fundraising, allocation, team-building, and event planning.

The informational coffees will be a chance to meet current JLCW members, get to know other prospective members and learn more about the organization.

  • Thursday, September 23rd, 9:30am or 8:00pm
  • Wayside Cottage - 1039 Post Road, Scarsdale, NY.
  • RSVP by September 16th to jlcw@verizon.net or by phone to (914) 723-6130.

 

 

 

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