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classy_consignmentsHoliday time is giving time and representatives for many good causes have written to Scarsdale10583 to appeal for your support and help. Whether you’re interested in shopping for a cause, writing a check or donating blood, your help is needed. See below: College Fund for the Draper Boys: A college fund has been established for the two sons of Elisa Draper, Michael and Will. Michael is currently a junior at Marist College and Will is a senior at Rye High School. They are warm, thoughtful and terrific young men. Many of you have had children in either Elisa or Bob Draper's classes and know firsthand what wonderful teachers they have been and how they have had such a special and meaningful impact on your kids. Please send your check to “The Draper Family College Fund” to:

The Draper Family College Fund
c/o Mr Martin Barry
24 Willets Road
Harrison, New York 10528

Toy Drive: Engel and Völkers Scarsdale is participating in the 2010 Toys for Tots program to provide a bit of joy to abused, underprivileged and institutionalized children ages 0 – 18 in Westchester County. Gift cards and checks will also be accepted, and should be made out to "Toys for Tots." All donations are used exclusively for the youngsters needs and are tax deductible. From now through December 18th, you can drop off any new, unwrapped toys or gift cards at the office at 300 Heathcote Road.

Shop at Classy Consignments To Benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.: From December 1 through 24, Classy Consignments on Garth Road will donate 25% of all sales to benefit children with cancer. The store is packed with goodies including new, vintage and antique objects of art, vintage jewelry, mirrors, small furnishings, glass items, pictures, prints, and small, unique items. Perfect for holiday gifts.

Classy Consignments
30 Garth Road, Scarsdale – Next to the Freightway Commuter Parking Lot
Phone: 914-723-1818

Store Hours: Tuesday through Friday 11:00 – 6:00PM and Saturday from 11:00 – 4:00PM (available by appointment at other times)

Blood Drive at the Scarsdale Public Library: Announcement: Please come and donate blood at the Scarsdale Public Library on Thursday December 16 from 1:30 to 7:30. For information or an appointment email:

Art Show at the Girl Scout House: The Scarsdale Art Association's current art show in the Jeannette Leahey gallery at the Betty Taubert Girl Scout House is splitting 20% of its proceeds with its organization and Scarsdale and Edgemont Girl Scouts. The remainder goes to the individual artist. Nancy Abbe, is the contact person for the show and you can reach her by e-mail at:


The 2011 Scarsdale Bowl Committee will begin its work in early December to select the 2011 recipient. The Scarsdale Bowl, under the sponsorship of the Scarsdale Foundation, has been awarded annually since 1943 to an individual (or in rare instances, to a husband and wife) who has given “unselfishly of his/her time, energy and effort to the civic welfare of the community.” The founding donors of the Bowl believed that, “Many who serve generously and voluntarily, without office, honor or publicity, are those deserving of having their names permanently inscribed on the Scarsdale Bowl.” Committee members serve staggered two-year terms. The newly appointed class of 2011 includes Jane Buck, Marc Carter, Malula Gonzalez, Liz Gruber, Anne Moretti, Bill Natbony, and Robert November. Members of the continuing Class of 2010 are Matt Callahan, Jonathan Drescher, Joyce Hirsch, Carolyn Mehta, Laurence Mintzer, and Tara Tyberg. Seth Ross, a Scarsdale Foundation trustee, will serve as liaison.

As previously announced, Rita Golden has been appointed as this year’s chairman, and Nancy Michaels will serve as secretary/treasurer. Jackie Irwin, president of the Scarsdale Foundation, is an ex-officio, non-voting member.

The Scarsdale Bowl will be awarded at a dinner on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at Lake Isle Country Club. The ceremony will pay tribute to the 2011 honoree and to the spirit of volunteerism, central to the civic life of Scarsdale, and the entire community is invited to attend the celebration. The Bowl Committee enthusiastically welcomes community input. It will hold its first meeting December 12th and requests that residents contact any member of the committee with suggestions of potential recipients. If you have any questions, please call Rita Golden at 723-3969.



mysistersplaceMy Sister’s Place hosted their annual luncheon at Brae Burn Country Club on Thursday October 28th. The focus of the luncheon was “Media, Technology, Violence and our Children, and the excellent group of panelists and their enthusiasm for a good cause brought out 400 guests. The pre-election event also attracted many candidates running for office the following Tuesday.

Event Co-Chair Libby Pataki, wife of former Governor Pataki greeted the group and credited My Sister’s Place for their important role in legislative changes over the past 25 years. Deborah Slaner Larkin, Chairman of the Honorary Board of Directors presented the Community Partner Awards to the Pelham Junior League for their role in supporting those in need with a holiday party, specially selected holiday gifts, a Mother’s Day event and gift baskets and to Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester for providing wellness packages and raising awareness about domestic violence.

NYS Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, who chairs the Senate Task Force on Domestic Violence and Crime was given the Milestone Award for her legislative leadership in passing 12 bills this fall to improve treatment of victims of domestic violence and strengthen penalties against those committing the crime. It should be noted that Hassell-Thompson was re-elected to her Senate seat the following Tuesday with 96.7% of the votes.

A panel of four experts on children and cyber bullying took the stage and imparted some wisdom on alerting teens to the dangers of cyber bullying and preventing it. Anne Engelland, a pediatrician who specializes in teen health encouraged parents to encourage fundamental values such as character, competence and confidence and to be a model of good behavior.

Jane Randel of Liz Claiborne discussed their research on teen dating abuse and reported that one in three teens receive stalking messages and one in four teens are harassed. Randel advised parents to talk openly to their kids about drugs, sex and drinking and let them know what to expect and demand from their relationships. Learn more about this issue on their information website, Love is Not Abuse.

Noopur Agarwal, Director of Public Affairs for MTV shared a short video, A Thin Line that addressed digital abuse and discussed MTV’s campaign to raise awareness about online abuse. She explained that bullying is now more common as teens have easy access to technology, they can’t see the reaction to their words, and it is easy to maintain anonymity. MTV seeks to help kids draw the line between appropriate use and abuse of technology and to empower kids to turn to adults for help when they need it. Check out their informative website

Audrey Stone a D.A. with the Special Prosecution Division of the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office spoke about the real consequences of online abuse. In some instances an email or a text message can be grounds for criminal prosecution. She encouraged the group to keep a record of abusive emails, texts or online postings as they can be used as evidence. She assured the audience that the D.A.’s office seeks to protect victim and change behavior, not to ruin the future of offenders.

The informative discussion alerted the group to abuses that they may not see on their children’s computers or cell phones and raised awareness of this troubling trend.

My Sister’s Place works to end domestic violence through advocacy for social change, community education and direct service to abused women and children. To learn more about My Sister’s Place and find out how you can help, go to

Pictured Above: Executive Director, Karen Cheeks-Lomax, Esq, Terri E. Simon, Esq, Chair, Board of Directors and NY State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin

Photo by Paula Wittlin



musicaltheatreHitchcock Presbyterian Church is proud to sponsor the second annual benefit concert for Midnight Run, an organization that feeds and clothes the homeless in NYC, on Sunday, November 21 at 4 PM. The program, entitled "The Best of Musical Theater by the Stars of Tomorrow" will feature four spectacular voice students of Shirley Love, a local Hartsdale resident and former singer at the Metropolitan Opera. The program will include works by Bernstein, Gershwin, Sondheim and Kurt Weill.

This fun event for the entire family will be followed by a reception, where people can meet the artists and participate in other giving opportunities in support of Midnight Run. All tickets are $15 and can be ordered in advance through the church office at (914) 723-3311. This event was very popular last year, so make sure you get your tickets early!

Hitchcock Church
6 Greenacres Avenue
For tickets, call (914) 723-3311



gifts1Holiday presents, hostess and teacher gifts, and a little something just for you are available at the Junior League of Central Westchester’s 24th annual Holiday Boutique on Thursday, November 4th from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Scarsdale Golf Club in Hartsdale. At the Holiday Boutique, shoppers can peruse a wide variety of goods offered by over 35 vendors selling gifts, accessories, jewelry, home décor, clothing and children’s items.

Returning vendors include In2Design Jewelry, handmade lariat style jewelry with a Scandinavian simplicity; Sweat Pea, specializing in handmade children's personalized giftware; and Adrienne Lee NY, offering dried and silk floral arrangements.

New vendors to the Boutique include Robbie Heidinger Ceramics; The Zaanha Fund, a nonprofit organization that helps Afghan children with education; and Paws on Palmer, providing canine fashion and accessories.

Through the Holiday Boutique, the JLCW raises funds which support programs that promote health and literacy, provide food and necessities to the underprivileged, empower low-income families, help preserve community history, and train effective community volunteers.

Junior League Holiday Boutique
Scarsdale Golf Club
Clubway, Hartsdale, New York
Thursday November 4, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Admission fee: $5


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