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steinbergFriends of the Steinberg family have organized a children’s book drive in their memory. They are collecting new and gently used books appropriate for children in grades one to five to benefit the Reading Buddies After School Program, an afterschool club at SHS that pairs high school volunteers with elementary school children through JCY Westchester Community Partners. Volunteers work with the younger children on homework and academic skills and these mentoring sessions often develop into strong bonds.

Members of Irene Steinberg’s bookclub decided to host the drive as Irene was a big reader and her son Zach founded the Reading Buddies club.

The five members of the Steinberg family, Irene, Bruce, Zachary, William and Matthew of Scarsdale passed away in a tragic plane accident in Costa Rica on December 31, 2017.

Book donations can be left at Greenacres Elementary School, steinberglogoWestchester Reform Temple and Scarsdale High School (Brewster Road entrance) from April 10-20.

Please contact steingbergbookdrive@gmail.com with any questions.

(Pictured above: Naomi Talish, Irene Steinberg and Valerie Malsch)

 

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Rotary1The Scarsdale Rotary Club’s Ninth Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser will take place on Thursday April 19, 2018 at the Scarsdale Golf Club from 6-8:30 PM. A variety of wines from around the world will be provided by Vintology and food sampling stations will be provided by local restaurants: Moscato, Chat, Meritage, Lange’s Deli, Chef Victor of the Scarsdale Golf Club, Ruffled Feathers, Raasa Indian Cuisine and desserts by Martines. The event will feature a live auction of high end items, a raffle of restaurant certificates and a door prize by Wilson and Sons Jewelers.

The event will support the Scarsdale Rotary Club’s new partnership with the Rotary Clubs of New York City and San Juan to help families who still are living without power or access to clean water in Puerto Rico: a portion of the proceeds will be used to purchase solar lights (some with built-in phone charging stations) and portable high volume water filtration systems.

As in past years, the event will support charitable projects as well as grants to five designated charity partners (The Greenburgh Nature Center; Lakota Children’s Enrichment; Scarsdale & Edgemont Family Counseling Services; The Scarsdale Foundation; and Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps), and discretionary grants awarded through an application process. The discretionary grants awarded this year went to the Children’s Aid Wagon Road Camp, Girls Inc. of Westchester, Haiti MaryCare, Hospice of Westchester, The Luke Moretti iPad Program at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Make A Wish of the Hudson Valley, My Sister’s Place, Pace Women’s Justice Center, and the Scarsdale Task Force on Drugs and Alcohol.

To learn more about the Scarsdale Rotary Club, or to purchase a sponsorship and/or tickets to the April 19, 2018 event, please visit the Club’s website

The Scarsdale Rotary Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

crimson1The Scarsdale High School's Drama Club will perform The Crimson House Murder on Friday and Saturday nights March 23 and 24 at 7:30 pm. In the SHS auditorium. Crimson House is an outrageously pricey hotel with completely incompetent service, that is under investigation, and Hercules Porridge, the famous Hoboken detective (sort of), is on the case! Two bodies have been found, one of a famous television executive, and the other of a secretary who was shot in the neck. Who could have done it? Is it a desperate actress? A mystery writer? A confused butler? Or is it the owner of the hotel? All will be revealed in this hilarious spoof of the private-eye/murder-mystery genre!

Performances will be in the Scarsdale High School auditorium on Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th at 7:30pm.

Tickets are available here or at the door.

(Photos by Jon Thaler -- see more here)

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JT1 0546 X4 1This spring, the Scarsdale boys varsity lacrosse team is preparing for a great season. They won their first game against Hendrick Hudson with a score of 14 to 8 and are very excited about what this season will bring. The team has five captains. Returning captain, David Love, Sam Seltzer, Jeremy Wolfe, John Seider and junior captain Andrew Bernstein are getting ready for a very tough season with a difficult schedule.

The raiders are bringing back a lot of talent this year with several team members already recruited to play in college next year.

Andrew Bernstein, leading scorer will be playing lacrosse at Yale and Seth Thorton, 4 year starter, will be playing lacrosse at Syracuse. A lot of work has gone into preparing for this spring.

Coach Synoweiz, Varsity Head Coach, said, “This season we have one of the most difficult schedules in school history. With that I am hopeful that we are tested early and often to further prepare us to be playing our best lacrosse come playoff time. I am hopeful our team can remain healthy and create a family atmosphere on and off of the field. My goal always remains to bring the first boys lacrosse section championship to Scarsdale, but also to give the boys an amazing experience with a lot of fun along the way.”

In the past few weeks, the team has done a lot of team bonding, such as dinners and hangouts, and a trip out to Syracuse for a practice scrimmage. In the off-season, the team endured 6 am practices. Their dedication to the team and to bettering themselves as players is very impressive. David Love, who has been a member of the team for 3 years says, “We have all been working really hard. The team is really strong this year and we all enjoy playing together because we are really close. This season, we’ve got toughest schedule this team has ever seen." Why? Because the schedule calls for Scarsdale to start off the season playing other strong teams right off the bat when the Raiders are still learning how to work together and adjust to each other’s playing styles. According to Love, "The difficult schedule has a silver lining because it will force us to improve quickly and work hard early on which will help us in the long run. We will be looking to make some noise in Section 1.”

Photos by Jon Thaler. See more here.

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godzilla1With last week's Nor'easter fresh in their minds, Scarsdale High School City 2.0 classes had a chance to take on a category three superstorm of their own during a simulation of "Superstorm Godzilla" on Tuesday, March 13.

Preparing for Storm Godzilla to hit NYC with wind speeds ranging from 111-130 mph, students broke into five groups to put plans in place to reduce risk before the storm, plans to stay safe and prevent damage while the storm is underway, and work to recover after the storm. To divide and conquer, and narrow their focus, students were assigned specific agencies to study, such as FDNY, ConEd, NYPD, City Hall, Department of Education, and the Department of Health, to name a few. From there, students formed larger groups with broader categories to educate each other on their specific agency, such as transportation, shelter, utilities, and security.

Members of the Westchester Office of Emergency Management, Port Authority, FEMA, Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management, U.S. Coast Guard, police and two fire chiefs assisted students during the simulation. Students were told to focus on specific obstacles, process how to distribute resources, prioritize and empathize with people and their families, and consider how people would be effected without transportation systems. There were several questions students had to consider. Students in all different groups tried to process how people in these situations would seek help. How would people be able to evacuate if we close down the transportation systems? How will we be able to communicate without power or cell service? How would people feel if their pets weren't welcomed at shelters? Would this be a mandatory evacuation? How would the disabled be able to evacuate?godzilla2

SHS Social Studies Department Chair John Harris represented the mayor's position within the simulation. After discussing with team representatives he led a press conference which provided the public with crucial information about Superstorm Godzilla. He asked students questions on the spot in regard to evacuation routes, FDNY's role, when electricity would be back on, and how people would receive aid with NYC's detrimental flooding. It was a great experience for Scarsdale students to be able to learn about ongoing issues within the world that may not specifically affect them. Students were able to get a better understanding of what it's like to be severelimpacted by a superstorm and how Favrettithey can prepare, respond, and recovery from one similar. Teachers Fallon Plunkett, Margaret Favretti, and Emily Block, as well as the professionals immensely helped SHS students benefit from a great hands-on experience.

Margaret Favretti said, "Although I will be retiring in the spring, I certainly hope to be able to help out next year in another amazing "Superstorm Godzilla" simulation.

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