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The Scarsdale Forum hosts its second Sunday Speaker Series program on Sunday, December 12th at the Scarsdale Womans Club, 37 Drake Road at 3 pm Mara Liasson a national political correspondent for National Public Radio, can be heard on their award winning news magazines, All Things Considered and Morning Edition. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC, focusing on the White House and Congress and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.

Years of experience allow her to offer an interesting perspective on the role and responsibilities of the media in today’s society. A Scarsdale High School graduate, Liasson returns to Scarsdale to present "A View from Washington." Following Liasson’s talk, the audience will have an opportunity to continue the discussion with her over refreshments. The Sunday Speaker Series programs are open to the public, free of charge and are underwritten in part by a generous grant from the Irving J. Sloan Education Fund, made possible by the Liz Claiborne-Arthur Ortenberg Foundation. For more information, visit , call (914-723-2829) or e-mail: .



bootkneeAlthough not unique to the fashion statement of the season, this year’s “in your face” style accessory is a pair, or a few pair, of good-looking boots. Many of us are thrilled that a shopping endeavor can be focused on our pedicured limbs – for most of us, the easiest part of our bodies to dress! Yet, even within this seemingly simple shopping task, the menu is broad and quality and price points abound.

So, after having gazed at the boots through store windows and on your friends’ legs, it is time (if you have not already done so) to purchase at least one pair of boots - quickly. Inventory at many stores is already depleted and sales are rampant. I am sure that all of you have boots lined up in your closet – the ones you pull out each year and then, half way through winter, realize it is not worth buying a new pair, thereby delaying the purchase yet another season. This year’s rage is the over the knee cuff boot – an attractive quality as it hides many less desirable characteristics of our legs – yet sometimes less comfortable and, often only wearable with jeggings or skin tight pants (a discomfort all on its own.) A dress length can determine whether or not it can handle a cuff at the top of the boot.

For those women whose lower legs will not cooperate with this present style, and who feel that their legs lookbooties broader rather than leaner in a tall boot, consider wearing shorter booties under straight leg pants, with a 2 – 4 inch heel, or sporting turn of the century retro lace up or cuffed booties with skirts.

Needless to say, since the boots will be worn for many hours of the day, be sure you do not purchase an uncomfortable foot fashion and beware of heels that are too high. A three-inch heel will still supply the long and lean look and a small platform under the toe box will afford appreciated comfort. Beyond your purse (the subject for another day,) your boots will confirm that you have some fashion sense, and, that you have modernized your closet’s outfits for the next five months.

Although you may be able to boot shop on your own, personal stylists from Mon Amie are available for helpful advice on how to coordinate boots and shoes into your wardrobe, along with consultations on event styles and ready to wear. Mon Amie exists to be sure that you are not pressured into any purchase by salespeople who, by virtue of their positions, push their store’s wares. As Mon Amie is not married to any inventory, the client’s best look is our only motivation and, we try to insure that our clients do not spend unwisely. By virtue of its name, Mon Amie allows you to shop with a “ girlfriend” – the most loyal kind who has your best presentation as her foremost priority.

Written by Peggy Marx, Mon Amie, Personal Shopper/Stylist,



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.



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




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.



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