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advocatephoto(This is sponsored content from Advocate Brokerage of Scarsdale)
Another year is coming to an end and as your thoughts shift toward celebrating the holidays, winding down the year and making plans for 2018 to be a year filled with success, we wanted to share this:

The more your insurance agent knows about their clients, the better they can serve you.

The reason – aside from getting to know some really great people – is that the more we know about your life and the things you value most, the more we are able to educate you on the best choice for your insurance portfolio.

We love to take the time to educate each client we serve but we need to know about some of the new and exciting things happening in your life. For example...are you traveling more frequently? Did you get married this year? Have a baby? If you are already parents, has your child gotten their driver's license or gone off to college? Are you ready to up or downsize your home? Did you move? Have you purchased any fun toys such as a boat or snowmobile? Did your business grow?

So give us a hand and let us know about the events that occurred during 2017. Some could have an effect on your insurance. Below is a list of questions related to your home, auto and business insurance that are designed to start a conversation. If after reading them you feel prompted, please, give us a call.

If you own a car, tell us about any changes to the cars or drivers in your home. If you purchased a new vehicle, got in an accident or added a driver to your policy, you have already notified us and we have worked out the details. There are however other factors that can affect your automobile policy such as:

• A teenager is coming of age and learning to drive for the first time.
• Your teen driver has a GPA of 3.0 or above.
• A child who now owns their own vehicle and purchased their own insurance policy.
• A child who went away to college.
• You sold an automobile to a family member.
• Someone in your family took a defensive driving course.

If you own a home, tell us about any changes to your home (or homes). Even if the changes seem minor to you, they can still have an effect on your homeowners policy. Here is a list of questions to get you thinking:

• Is someone in your home traveling more frequently?
• Did you add a Central Station Fire/Burglar Alarm?
• What about a Whole House Water Leak Detection System?
• Has your property value increased or decreased dramatically?
• Have you done any home renovations?
• Did you add pieces to your jewelry, art or wine collections?

Advocate Brokerage Pro Tip:

If your 2018 plans include the purchase or renovation of a residence, get us involved during the planning stages. We have extensive experience with the things that can go wrong. Often, they are things that would never occur to you. Tragedies such as a total house fire or water leak that causes major damage can be prevented with a bit of planning. For this reason it might be a good idea to get us involved early and take the necessary steps to protect your investment.

If you own a business, tell us about the ways your business has expanded, grown or changed. Advocate wants to help our commercial customers understand their risks and do what we can to protect the business they have worked hard to build. Please reach out to us if any of the following things have taken place in 2017:

• You've had a successful year and significant increases in sales and income.
• Your business has expanded or added a new location.
• You've done renovations to your property.
• You have purchased new equipment.
• You have hired new employees.
• You have experienced a data breach, have any reason to believe a cyber breach is possible or you have not yet discussed the potential of cyber risks in your business with an Insurance Specialist.

Remember that the more we know the better service we are able to provide. If you are new to Advocate Brokerage or if you do not currently do any business with us, let the Insurance Specialists at Advocate Brokerage do a no obligation review of your insurance....the results may surprise you.

On behalf of the entire staff at Advocate Brokerage, we hope you enjoy a very happy and healthy holiday season and we send best wishes for a successful 2018.

Advocate Brokerage Corp, 820 Scarsdale Avenue, Scarsdadle. Call us at (914) 723-7100, email us at info@advocatebrokerage.com, or visit www.advocatebrokerage.com.

 

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CNCGraphicThe Citizens Nominating Committee ("CNC") is currently searching for potential candidates to run for three opening Village Trustee positions. Names of potential candidates should be submitted to the CNC by Friday, January 5, 2018. The General Village Election is on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

According to ML Perlman, Chair of CNC (a non-voting position) "The CNC conducts a confidential and non-issue based review of potential candidates for office. The cornerstone tenet of Scarsdale's hundred-year nonpartisan tradition is that a candidate's general abilities and character - not their personal position on any Village issue – are held paramount to all other considerations. The objective is to find the best possible individuals to serve the Village no matter what issues the future may bring."

The CNC is a group of 30 elected representatives (6 from each neighborhood) tasked with reaching-out within our Village community to encourage residents who are ready, willing, and able to volunteer their service as one of three new Trustees.

CNC representatives are available to answer questions and help candidates through the non-partisan process, which involves the completion of a biographical sketch and a brief presentation. The names of those who come before the CNC are kept confidential to encourage as many qualified individuals as possible to come forward.

If you (or anyone you know) would make a great Village Trustee, please contact any member of the CNC listed on the following page. Candidates must be U.S. citizens over the age of 18 and residents of the Village of Scarsdale.

Information about the Citizens Nominating Committee can be found on the web site of the Scarsdale Procedure Committee

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TylerSickGreenburg Police report the arrest of a 29 year-old NYC schoolteacher who also worked as an assistant coach at Edgemont High School. Tyler F. Sick of Tarrytown was arrested on Monday November 27 after an alleged complaint of illegal sexual contact between himself and a minor.

The investigation was done by Special Victims Unit detectives who were assisted by the Special Prosecutions Division of the Office of The Westchester County District Attorney, The Westchester County Children's Advocacy Center, and the Village of Tarrytown Police.

Any students that may have had inappropriate contact with the above individual are asked to contact Det. Nick Parikka of the Greenburgh Police Department Special Victims Unit at 914-989- 1736.

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HandsUpThe SBNC Administrative Committee announces the slate of 2018 candidates for the School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC). We are seeking the election of 2 candidates in each district, with the exception of Quaker Ridge, where we are seeking the election of 3 candidates to include the replacement of a SBNC member who has recently resigned. The candidates in each of the five elementary school districts are:

1. Edgewood – David Benderson, Ruth Berkowitz, Laura Cromwell, Timothy Dunne

2. Fox Meadow – Diane Greenwald, Tao (Jennifer) Hong, Dina Rabin

3. Greenacres – Kathleen Gray, Marylou Cooper Green

4. Heathcote – Kerry Hayes, Jing Li, Curtis Parker

5. Quaker Ridge – Nikki Hahn, Marisa Jackson, Stacey Kaufman, Robert Tepper

The SBNC election will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Residents may vote in person in the Auditorium Lobby at the Scarsdale Middle School on that date from 7:00 to 10:00 AM and from 2:00 to 9:00 PM, or by mail-in ballot received by 4:00 PM on Election Day. In the event of a snow day, the election will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

All election information is available at www.scarsdalesbnc.com. Brochures containing biographical information on each candidate and instructions for completing and returning mail-in ballots will be mailed to Scarsdale school district residents and are also available on the website. Contributions to support the cost of printing and mailing the election brochure are gratefully appreciated; please visit www.scarsdalesbnc.com/please.donate.

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santa1It's gift season and there are many terrific holiday fairs in the works. Mark these events for the first week of December on your calendar:

On Friday December 1, there will be a tree lighting and holiday celebration from 5- 7pm in Scarsdale Village. Bring the children to town to meet Santa and tell him what's on their holiday wish lists. There will be hot chocolate, Walter's Hot Dog Truck and many special deals at Village retailers who will remain open late for holiday shopping and dining.

Speaking of Santa: Santa will be making his way through Scarsdale to pick up letters from good little girls and boys. Santa's mailboxes will be located by the Chase Bank on East Parkway, the Post Office on Chase Road, in front of Metro Deli on Palmer Ave and in front of the Scarsdale Village Hall beginning Monday, November 27th. The deadline for submitting letters is Monday, December 11th. Santa will be looking forward to receiving your letters. For questions, call the Recreation Department at 722-1160.

On Saturday evening December 2 and on Sunday December 3 from 10 am – 5:30 pm, Bet Am Shalom on menorahSoundview Avenue in White Plains will host the 23rd annual Judaica Craft Show. This juried show includes hundreds of unique crafts and jewelry from the U.S. and Israel. Works are available in all price ranges, in ceramics, silver, glass, etc. for ritual, decorative and practical use in the home and synagogue.

On Sunday December 3, also on Soundview Avenue, the sisterhood at Congregation Kol Ami will hold their holiday boutique, featuring over 40 vendors offering everything jewelry, clothing, handbags, knitwear, accessories, handmade crafts, skincare, candles, kitchenware, raffles, food .... and more.

On Monday December 4 attend the Holiday Boutique from 10 am to 5 pm at Westchester Reform Temple on Mamaroneck Road in Scarsdale. You'll find a wonderful selection of jewelry, clothing, crafts, housewares, food and accessories for you and everyone on your gift list.

If you need to figure out how to wrap it all up, attending a session on Creative Gift Wrapping at Scarsdale Library on Sunday December 3 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Nancie Schnur will demonstrate how to recycle paper and other items at home into beautiful gift packaging.

The Scarsdale Parks & Recreation Department and The Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce will be Co-Sponsoring the 10th Annual Scarsdale Holiday Breakfast on Saturday, December 9th from 9:00-11:00AM for all Pre-K through 4th Grade students and their families! Those who attend will receive special Holiday Giveaways as well as have the opportunity to take their picture with Santa who will be visiting Scarsdale from the North Pole! Cost is $5 per person. Please register online here or at the Recreation Department by the December 5th deadline. Special thanks to Lange's Deli for providing breakfast.

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