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Bingo1A Scarsdale middle schooler hosted a fun event for Scarsdale seniors on Sunday November 5. Eighth grader Mia Wilson ran a Bingo game and twenty seniors turned out to play. Mia worked with Scarsdale Library’s Teen Services Manager Jennifer Brinkley to prepare for the day and librarian Roxane Guzman was present to help out.

Everyone had lots of fun and you could hear the laughs and giggles throughout the afternoon. The group played 9 rounds, first round (5 in a row, any horizontal/vertical/diagonal row). There were prizes for the winners.

-First round winner: A 2023 word search book
-Second round winner: an Amazon gift card,
-Third round winner: an Apiary gift certificate
-Fourth round winner: a faux fur blanket

At a break after the fourth round, Mia and her friend gave out cookies and spoke with the seniors. Then they played another four rounds. The last was a black out and each senior was allowed to use a maximum of 3 cards.

The seniors had a great time and asked to have more events like these at the library in the future.


ChowandColeIan Chow and Ken ColeMembers of the Board of Trustees of Hoff Barthelson School of Music and friends gathered at the home of Janice and Ira Starr on Sunday October 29 to acknowledge the success of the school under the leadership of retiring Executive Director Ken Cole and to introduce Gabriella Sanna who will take his place in January.

Emerging from the pandemic, the school had much to celebrate. Cole thanked Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, who was in attendance, for securing appropriations from the NYS Assembly of more than $220,000 for the School’s programmatic and capital needs during the post-pandemic recovery period.

He announced a Friends of Music Concerts’ grant of $10,000 to HBMS’s financial aid program.

He explained that HBMS has a new partnership with the White Plains Youth Bureau to provide free music classes for high-need children and youth starting this month (November).

Board Chairman Dana Matsushita announced the establishment by the HBMS Board of Trustees of an Innovation Fund in honor of Executive Director Ken Cole and introduced the School’s incoming executive director, Gabriella Sanna, who begins her tenure in January 2024.IanChowIan Chow
The Innovation Fund has been designed to introduce innovative new ideas and practices that will grow student participation and enrollment, increase accessibility, and enhance the reputation of the school as a premier destination for music education for students of all ages and abilities. Contributions to the HB Fund for Innovation will provide incoming Executive Director Gabriella Sanna a flexible source of funding to guide the School in its next era of excellence and impact, embodying the hallmarks of Ken’s leadership.

Following drinks, hors d’oeurvres and the announcements, the group enjoyed a beautiful piano performance of Chopin's Nocturne in F sharp minor, Op. 48 No. 2 by HBMS student Ian Chow.

Here is a list of attendees and their affiliations:


BeerScarsdale Forum invites all Scarsdale residents to its fourteenth annual membership party, OCTOBERFEST 2023, on Sunday, October 22, at the historic Scarsdale Woman’s Club, 37 Drake Road from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM. This is a community “fun-raising” event, modestly priced at $35 for adults and kids eat free!

Among the highlights of the day will be an old fashioned barbecue on the Great Lawn of The Scarsdale Woman's Club and the artisanal beers brewed by Bruce Wells. The Scarsdale Police Department, the Scarsdale Fire Department and the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corp will be on hand with their vehicles for show and tell. Several local organizations will provide information with respect to their work in the community and many of our elected officials intend to stop by throughout the afternoon. Friends of the Scarsdale Parks will conduct a tree tour of the majestic species gracing the grounds. In the Music Room performers of all ages will showcase their talent. Contact Lena Crandall should you wish to showcase yours.

Assorted lawn games and arts and craft activities will provide additional entertainment for families and their children. Children are welcome to break in their Halloween costumes and the face painting station will add just the right touch to their attire.

The conversation is always lively around the beer tasting station and no one will be able to pass up the dessert station!
Due to the popularity of this event, advance reservations are encouraged. Please RSVP by Monday, October 16.

Current Member, register at:
Not a Member, register at:
Event Contact: Lena Crandall at:, 914-874-3779.

Scarsdale Forum Inc. is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to community education through discussion and analysis of issues relevant to Scarsdale residents. Since 1904, it has contributed meaningfully to village affairs through written reports, public speaker events and committee discussions. Membership is available to all Scarsdale and Mamaroneck Strip residents, regardless of citizenship status.

TrainStationOverpassThe Scarsdale Historical Society will be premiering its newest documentary, The Road to Heathcote and the Forgotten Railway, at the Scarsdale Public Library on November 1st at 6:15 PM and 7:30 PM. This half-hour film explores the origins of the Heathcote neighborhood and traces the last vestiges of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway (NYW&B) that stopped at Five Corners from 1912 to 1937. A related exhibit titled “Heathcote’s Forgotten Railway” will also open for the month of November at Scarsdale Public Library.

This film tells the story of a small group of friends who founded the Heathcote community and built the first elegant houses on Heathcote Road after draining the swamplands of an old abandoned farm. Traveling to the other end of Heathcote Road, our local historians reveal the unusual history of the Donnybrook Inn, and the story behind the small real estate office that was the Heathcote Train Station. Viewers will also glimpse the surprising remains of the so-called ‘million-dollar-a-mile railway’ in our bordering towns.

The “Heathcote’s Forgotten Railway” exhibit will feature archival photographs and artifacts from the New York, Westchester, & Boston Railway that stopped in Heathcote from 1912 to 1937. The exhibit traces the spectacular rise and slow demise of the railway with particular attention to its roots in Scarsdale. Scarsdale Historical Society member Michael Zeller has loaned pieces from his collection for the exhibit.

HeathcotePharmacyHeathcote Five Corners’ Wilgrin Building in 1940. Photo from the family of David Goldman, owner of the Heathcote Pharmacy as shown.

"The Road to Heathcote and the Forgotten Railway" is part of a series of films about the history of Scarsdale produced by the Scarsdale Historical Society in collaboration with award-winning local filmmaker, Lesley Topping. Following both screenings there will be a Q&A with the film’s participants including Randy Guggenheimer, Leslie Chang, Jordan Copeland, Lesley Topping, Eliot Goldfinger, Michael Zeller, and others.

“We are thrilled to unveil the story of Heathcote on film, particularly with the remarkable story of its abandoned railway,” stated Randy Guggenheimer, President of the Scarsdale Historical Society. “This documentary film is the fifth in our series on the Scarsdale neighborhoods, relating the story of our
Village’s transformation from a rural farming community to a highly regarded modern suburb. Our coinciding NYW&B exhibit at the library is the perfect complement to the film, as it brings the magnificent railway to life through real artifacts and photographs.”

Admission to the film and exhibit is free. The event is co-sponsored by the Scarsdale Historical Society and the Scarsdale Public Library. The public can register for the premiere at:

About the Scarsdale Historical Society

The Scarsdale Historical Society exists to discover, preserve and disseminate historical information, as well as inspire others to learn about and contribute to the history of Scarsdale and the Central Mid-Westchester Region. The Scarsdale Historical Society accepts grant applications for projects that meet its mission, particularly those that will inspire others to learn about the history of Scarsdale and the surrounding communities. Learn more at

(Photo at top: Overgrown station: The abandoned Heathcote Station, c. 1946. The rise and fall of the station will be discussed in the film and the exhibit. Credit: Roger Arcara Collection)

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working9to5Author and public speaker Ellen Cassedy will discuss her book Working 9 to 5: A Women's Movement, A Labor Union, And the Iconic Movie on Tuesday October 17 at 7 pm at Scarsdale Library. Her book, a lively, humorous, and inspiring discussion of the fight for fair treatment in the workplace, helped inspire the film of the same name and Dolly Parton's classic song. Ellen was a founder and longtime leader of the original organization, 9 to 5, advocating for women's equal pay, participation, and leadership in the workplace.

About the Book:
Starting out in Boston in 1973, the women of 9 to 5 built a nationwide feminist movement that united people of diverse races, classes, and ages. They took on the corporate titans. They leafleted, filed lawsuits, and started a woman-led union. They won millions of dollars in back pay and helped make sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination illegal. When women rose up to win rights and respect at the office, they transformed workplaces throughout America. Along the way came Dolly Parton’s toe-tapping song and the movie was inspired by their work.
Copies of Working 9 to 5 will be available for purchase and signing by Ellen after the presentation.

About the Author
Ellen Cassedy was a founder and longtime leader of 9 to 5, the national association of women office workers. Working 9 to 5 is her first-person account of this exciting movement, which began in the early 1970’s, mobilizing women across the country to organize for rights and respect on the job. The movement inspired Jane Fonda’s hit movie and Dolly Parton’s enduring anthem. 9 to 5 is still active today.

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