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stormwater.jpgOn Saturday, October 30, 2010, members of the Eastchester/Scarsdale based Annie Sullivan Lions Club continued to assist the Village in implementing it’s Stormwater Management Program by continuing to mark catch basins, commonly known as storm drains, in the Village Center, Overhill, Drake Edgewood, Heathcote, and Arthur Manor neighborhoods.

Storm drains discharge directly into rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, wetlands and bays. This means that any debris, chemicals, dirt, and/or other pollutants that flow or are dumped into storm drains, flow untreated into the water bodies we use for swimming, fishing, and providing drinking water.

The group met at Village Hall at 8:30AM for coffee and refreshments. They then split into three groups and marked catch basins with circle markers, pictured below, until 1:30PM. The group marked an estimated 260 catch basins and plans to return to mark additional catch basins in the spring next year.nodumping

On July 24, 2010, the Annie Sullivan Lions Club marked an estimated 230 catch basins in the Greenacres and Fox Meadow neighborhoods. The Village thanks the Annie Sullivan Lions Club for their continued assistance with the Village’s Stormwater Management Program and New York State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin for her assistance in coordinating this activity.

For information about the Annie Sullivan Lions Club contact Joanne Pergolis at and/or 914-282-3294.

If anyone is interested in volunteering to mark catch basins (storm drains) in the Village, contact John D. Goodwin in the Village Manager’s Office at or 914-722-1110.

Pictured above from left to right: Annie Sullivan Lions Club members Joanne Pergolas, Margie D’Ambrosio (Pres.), Elaine Papa, and Vicki Fattorusso. Not Pictured: Lois Campbell and Peter Pergolis



americanlegiongardenThe Scarsdale American Legion and Scarsdale Village will dedicate a memorial to Eugene T. Rogliano on Thursday November 11 at noon at the Scarsdale American Legion Garden on Mamaroneck Road. Rogliano, who died at the age of 102, was a World War II veteran and the president of the memorial committee of Scarsdale Post 52. He will be honored for his service to the country, the community and civic and business organizations.

A bronze plaque commemorating Rogliano will be placed on a memorial wall at the memorial garden that he created. Mayor Caroline Stevens, Congresswoman Nita Lowey and Representative Amy Paulin will attend the Veteran’s Day ceremony with the leadership of the American Legion. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.



zlatinImagine being free from glasses or contact lenses all day long without the need of any kind of surgery. With a new process called Ortho-K you can improve your vision while you sleep.

Ortho-k is the process of using custom designed vision retainers to gently reshape the cornea while you sleep. These vision retainers resemble rigid oxygen permeable contact lenses. Wearers remove them in the morning and will notice a significant improvement in their uncorrected visual acuity, even after the first night. Ortho-K is safe, effective and FDA approved for both children and adults.

Several new studies indicate that Ortho-K can potentially reduce the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) in children and teenagers. So, if you try Ortho-K in your teens and then decide to discontinue wearing the reshaping lenses later in life, you may be less nearsighted as an adult than you would be if you had worn eyeglasses or conventional contact lenses during your teen years. It is great for many patients who are near sighted or near sighted with astigmatism.

Ortho-K is a wonderful option for athletes. In order to excel in sports, athletes need to have the best vision possible. Glasses can be knocked off or broken while participating in sports. Contact lenses can dry out, move off center, and do not correct astigmatism as well as eyeglasses. Eye allergies can also be a problem for contact lens wearers. Patients who opt for Ortho-K do not have to worry about any of these problems.

Dr. Abraham Zlatin of Eye Q Optometrist was one of the first doctors in New York State certified in Corneal Refractive Therapy and Orthokeratology. Dr. Zlatin has offices in both Scarsdale and in New York City. To find out if you are a good candidate for Ortho-k contact Dr. Abraham Zlatin at 914-472-5932 in Scarsdale or at 212-724-8855 in NYC. Learn more at



Linda Wolk-Simon, Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will give a lecture titled Masterpieces of Italian Renaissance Art from Masaccio to Michelangelo, for the Scarsdale Adult School, Monday, November 15th from 7:30 – 9 pm at Scarsdale High School.

This lecture will survey some of the greatest artistic masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, from Masaccio’s ground-breaking frescoes in the Brancacci Chapel in Florence with their radically realistic depiction of space, light, anatomy, and human emotion; to Donatello’s David, the first monumental bronze sculpture created since antiquity; to Boticelli’s Primavera and Birth BotticelliBirthofVenusof Venus, redolent with allusions to the poetry cultivated in the intellectual circle of Lorenzo de’Medici; to Raphael Michelangelo’s iconic frescoes in the Vatican Stanze and the Sistine Chapel. The cost of the lecture is $35.

In addition, Mimi Beaven will teach a cooking class on finger food for parties, picnics, or light meals, on two Wednesdays starting November 10 from 10 -12:30. Students will learn to prepare foods for cocktail parties, picnics, packed lunches and barbeques including gougeres, pesto palmiers and crostini with a myriad of toppings.

Beaven tracks her passion for feeding people back to childhood experiences trimming haricots verts during long summer days at her grandfather's restaurant in Lyon, France. Later she enjoyed a career in London restaurants and in food television production. Today she is involved in growing, selecting and preparing local seasonal produce. Her focus is on the simplicity of good food. The cost is $125.

Artist and teacher Sheila Fane will teach Introduction to Printmaking where students will learn the printmaking process from start to finish, including techniques for lifting the print by hand, or with a press, onto paper or fabric. The class will be held five Tuesdays starting November 9th from 12:30 – 2:30. The cost is $125 plus a $20 materials fee payable to the teacher.

To register or learn more about all the exciting Scarsdale Adult School offerings, visit . Catalogs are available at Village Hall and the Scarsdale Public Library. Questions, call 723-2325.



pcf1Scarsdale residents have had a busy month, attending civic and charitable events. Here are the highlights of a few that took place in the past few weeks: The Pediatric Cancer Foundation held their annual luncheon on September 30, 2010 at the Ritz Carlton Westchester. The event featured a fashion show from The Look of Rye Brook, and presentations by pediatric cancer survivor Amanda Luiso and Dr. Julia Glade-Bender of Edgemont. Dr. Glade-Bender heads the Developmental Therapeutics Program at the NY-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center. To learn more about the foundation’s work, visit their website at

Pictured above: (left)Jennifer Stone, PCF Board Member, (Scarsdale, NY) Right: Dana Hokin, PCF Financial Director, Luncheon Co-Chair, (Scarsdale, NY)

From Left to Right: Cheryl Rosen, President of Pediatric Cancer Foundation, pcf2(Scarsdale, NY 10583); Evette Guerzon, Luncheon Co-Chair ( Elmsford, NY ); Jackie Kabot, PCF Vice President, Luncheon Co-Chair, ( Rye Brook, NY); Suellen Singer, PCF Vice President, Luncheon Co-Chair (Scarsdale, NY); Stefanie Bartell-Zednik, PCF Vice President, Luncheon Co-Chair (Greenburgh, NY ); Dana Hokin, PCF Financial Director, Luncheon Co-Chair (Scarsdale, NY); Wendy Schimel, PCF Board Member, Luncheon Co-Chair (Armonk, NY); Stefanie Mittman, PCF Chairman of the Board, (Purchase, New York)

kaminer2Focus For a Future held their fundraiser at Westchester Reform Temple’s Center for Jewish Learning on September 28. Jack Kaminer, former SHS Varsity basketball coach founded the organization in 2002 and Kaminer remains a mentor to many. The organization helps young people from underprivileged areas learn the importance of focusing on academics, athletics, interpersonal relationships and the importance of making positive choices in life.

The most significant component of the organization’s work has become the Camp Scholarship Program that rewards hard work and good character, giving inner-city children the chance to experience a summer (and often many summers) that they will never forget.

Pictured above is Marlin Dixon who just spent his third summer at Camp Iroquois Springs due to the work of Focus for the Future.

TVCCMembMtg3The Scarsdale Forum met on October 7 at the Scarsdale Library where a standing room only crowd honored the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corp and Scarsdale Volunteer Firefighters.

Speakers included John A. Brogan, Scarsdale Chief of Police, Thomas Cain, Scarsdale Fire Chief, and Anthony W. Sutton, Westchester County Commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services.

TVCCMembMtg1Shown here, from left to right are: Thomas Cain, Scarsdale Fire Chief, Scarsdale Volunteer Fire Company #3 President Steve Fuchs, Bruce Wells, Scarsdale Forum President, Mayor Carolyn Stevens, and Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corp President David Raizen
to benefit the United Way of Westchester and Putnam was held on Sunday October 10 at Camp Hillard. Among the attractions were a rousing performance campaolooza1by Pete and Maura Kennedy, who played their own hits as well as music to remember John Lennon, who would have turned 70 this month.

Kids had a wonderful time on the zip line, doing arts and crafts, having their faces painted and playing games. All proceeds from Camp-A-Palooza went to United Way’s Born Learning Initiative, which teaches new parents, grandparents and caregivers how to turn everyday activities with infants and toddlers into fun learning opportunities for eager little minds. Learn more at:

On October 13, The UJA Federation of New York’s Scarsdale Women’s Philanthropy group held their opening event at Westchester Reform Temple. Ruth Gruber, now a foreign correspondent and photojournalist told an overflowing room of attendees about her life adventures. Raised in the shtetl called Brooklyn, she was sent to Germany where she eared her PhD. During her illustrious career, she travelled to the Soviet Arctic, escorted 1,000 Holocaust refugees to America and covered the Nuremberg trials. She didn’t just report the news, she made it.

gruberEvelyn Stock of Scarsdale asked Gruber what her parents did to create such a marvel and Gruber replied, “ My parents were from the Ukraine and I was one of five children. When I was offered the chance to study in Germany my mother objected to sending me abroad, but my father was wise. He said, “I hope you get married, I hope you have children, but God forbid your husband dies …. You need to have a career.” When Ruth told her father that she wished to be a writer, he said, “What kind of career is that for Jewish girl!” Now 99 years-old, Gruber gave a moving talk tailored to the audience of Jewish women who were amazed at her many accomplishments. A documentary about her life called “Ahead of Time, the Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber” was recently released.

To learn more about the work of the UJA Federation of New York, visit

dellacavas2The Scarsdale Concours in Scarsdale Village on Sunday October 17th was bigger and better than ever. Both new and antique cars were on display including Jaguars, Rolls Royces, Cadillacs, Ferraris, Mercedes Benz, and more. Hats off to the team who put the show together: Ralph Della Cava, Lucas Meyer, Bill Doescher and Gordon Rafajac.

Pictured here: Ralph, Geralyn and Nicole Della Cava



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