Scarsdale's HamletHub Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:27:26 -0400 Scarsdale Foundation Offers Scholarship Aid

Students who graduated from Scarsdale High School or lived in Scarsdale during high school and who have completed their first, second, or third years of college are invited to apply to the Scarsdale Foundation for tuition assistance 

For the 2018-2019 academic year, the Foundation awarded need-based grants totaling $130,500 to students attending private and state-supported colleges and universities.

Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year should be submitted online from the Scarsdale Foundation’s website: (click on the College Scholarships link).  Completed applications must be submitted by Monday, June 3, 2019.  You may contact Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs Anne Lyons or BK Munguia  Please note "Scarsdale Foundation Scholarship Inquiry" in the subject line of your email.

The Foundation welcomes contributions from the community to augment the funds available for distribution each year.  Contributions may be donated to a specially earmarked Scholarship Fund of the Scarsdale Foundation, enabling the Foundation to carry on the tradition of helping our students in need pursue a college education.  Donations may be made online by visiting the Foundation’s website or mailed to the Scarsdale Foundation at P.O. Box 542, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

For more information regarding the work of the Foundation, please visit our website:


Anne Lyons                                                BK Munguia

914-725-9810                                                914-472-4053            


]]> (Anne Lyons, BK Munguia) Charities Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:06:09 -0400
Cortlandt Man Pleads Guilty to Multiple Burglaries from Bronxville to Greenburgh

During the investigation, with help from other local police departments and the District Attorney’s Office, Montgomery was found to have committed over 15 burglaries in the following areas:

Greenburgh, New Castle, Bronxville, Pleasantville, Ardsley, Town of Mamaroneck, Village of Mamaroneck, Rye Brook, Scarsdale, and Tarrytown.

The Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Julian Montgomery of Cortland Manor pleaded guilty to charges related to a string of burglaries in Greenburgh and surrounding areas in August and September 2018.

Westchester County Court Judge Michael Martinelli accepted Montgomery’s plea to three counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, class C felonies.

During the summer of 2018, a series of burglaries were committed in Ardsley and Edgemont in the Town of Greenburgh and other parts of Westchester. It became apparent to investigators there were similarities in the incidents. The District Attorney’s Office and the Greenburgh Police initiated an investigation in August based on a vehicle observed near multiple crime scenes. By tracking the defendant’s cars, Greenburgh PD followed Montgomery to a residence in New Castle Sept. 18, 2018, and observed the defendant running from the house with a bag of jewelry in his hand. He was arrested near the scene.

Further investigation led to the execution of search warrants at the defendant’s residence in Cortland Manor, his vehicles and a rented storage unit. Recovered stolen property was identified by various burglary victims around the county.

During the investigation, with help from other local police departments and the District Attorney’s Office, Montgomery was found to have committed over 15 burglaries in the following areas:

Greenburgh, New Castle, Bronxville, Pleasantville, Ardsley, Town of Mamaroneck, Village of Mamaroneck, Rye Brook, Scarsdale and Tarrytown.

Montgomery was remanded into custody until his scheduled sentencing April 17, 2019.

ADA Lauren Abinanti of the Superior Court Trial Division is prosecuting the case

]]> (Westchester DA) Public safety Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:04:27 -0400
Linda Fairstein Author Talk and Book Signing at Scarsdale Library

The Scarsdale Library is proud to present Linda Fairstein at the Scarsdale Women’s Club on March 25th at 7:30 PM.

“A champion teller of detective tales” (USA Today), Linda Fairstein’s next highly anticipated thriller, Blood Oath proves that tribute yet again. Blood Oath is Fairstein’s 20th Alexandra Cooper novel and in it, she expertly blends the two worlds she knows best: page-turning thrillers and prosecuting sex crimes.

Drawing from her expertise and experience, the crimes in Blood Oath feel ripped from the headlines, and readers will cheer on Alexandra Cooper every step of the way as she pushes to get to the bottom of not one but two vicious crimes against women.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is required via phone 914 722 1302 or online- Reception to follow.

The Scarsdale Women’s Club is located at 37 Drake Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

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Westchester Reform Temple Announces A Jewish Encounter with Opera

The Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale announces A Jewish Encounter with Opera on Sunday, April 7  beginning at 4:00 pm. Suggested donation is $15.

]]> (Westchester Reform Temple) Events Mon, 18 Mar 2019 04:55:16 -0400
Spring Bounty at Scarsdale Adult School

Scarsdale Adult School welcomes spring with an all-star line-up of special events as well as an exciting selection of classes in humanities, languages, writing, career development, personal finance, arts and crafts, photography, fitness, card and board games, health/wellness, and “edutainment.” Registration is already underway at

Hot topics include best-selling author visits from Randi Hutter Epstein (Aroused), Jill Schlesinger (The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money), and Jonathan Haidt (The Coddling of the American Mind) and local notables such as Mimi Rocah, former Assistant U.S. Attorney and current MSNBC legal analyst.

This semester includes many new health and wellness courses. Mindful writing, mindful eating, and creative journaling supplement the more general classes in yoga, meditation, qigong, and acupressure. Melissa Wetzstein will introduce intuitive nutrition practices with a spring cleanse and summer sustenance series.

Followers of Marie Kondo or those curious about her popular podcast may take a workshop with Karin Socci, the first consultant for Marie Kondo be certified at the platinum level.

Next semester’s walking tours include public art installations and galleries throughout NYC as well as architecture tours of Brooklyn Heights, Central Park West art deco, the Woolworth Building and and the Arthur Manor neighborhood of Scarsdale. Additional theme tours include Edith Wharton’s New York and the Audubon Mural Project in Harlem. Artists and art historians will highlight the latest exhibits at the Met, the Guggenheim, MoMA, and the New Museum.

Noteworthy new history and current event topics include:

  • Gerrymandering and the 2018 Election Results

  • The Current State of Immigration

  • Bioethical Issues in Contemporary Society

  • Supreme Court Roundup

  • Churchill, Britain’s Incomparable Leader

  • Law and Order: Anti-Semitism in Europe

  • Understanding Foreign Policy through Memoirs and Current Events

Literary discussion groups cover teen literature with Scarsdale Middle School English Department chairperson Denise Del Balzo, the stories of Grace Paley, Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead trilogy, picture books, poetry, as well as perennial favorites BookTalk with Harriet Sobol, contemporary memoirs with Lori Rotskoff, and short stories with Marilyn DeRight. Single-subject classes will focus on A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza and Becoming by Michelle Obama. Movie matinees explores the element of suspense.

Music and dance appreciation delves into the Great American Songbook, Bach, Schubert, Swan Lake, and early twentieth century composers. SAS audiences can look forward to live performances by Cristiana Pegoraro, the Hoff-Barthelson faculty, members of the New York Philharmonic, and several internationally-acclaimed chamber music ensembles.

Students may improve their French, German, Italian, or Spanish language skills. Aspiring performers can be swept up in song or improv. Arts and crafts opportunities include flower arranging, calligraphy, cartooning, drawing, basket weaving, decoupage, knitting, jewelry-making, metal work, mixed media, quilting, and painting. Photography courses appeal to those with a passion for cameras of all shapes and sizes.

Courses abound on how to jump-start careers or wind them down with retirement and investment planning. From country line dancing to body sculpting, fitness and dance classes cater to varied activity levels and interests. Games galore allow students to hone their bridge game or take up canasta or mah jongg.

With staggered class start dates throughout the year, daytime and evening meeting times, and convenient class locations, SAS is a proven source of round the clock fun and enrichment. Courses are open to all, regardless of residency, and fill on a first-come/first-served basis.

The spring/summer catalog was mailed in January to all Scarsdale residents. Limited quantities of printed catalogs are available at Village Hall and the Scarsdale Library Loft. Visit to register, to sign up for the bimonthly electronic newsletter, or for additional information about the dynamic line-up. Call (914) 723-2325 or email with questions.

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NCADD Sixteenth Annual Awards Dinner on April 11 at Mulino's at Lake Isle

Please join NCADD, Westchester, Inc., (The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence) on Thursday, April 11, 2019 for our 16th Annual Awards Dinner at Mulino’s at Lake Isle.  We will be honoring Harris Stratyner, PhD., VP of CARON Treatment Centers, Janet Segal, LCSW, President of Four Winds Foundation, Leonard Spano, ED, WESTCHESTER School for Special Children, Bob Feinberg, VP of Yonkers Honda and Judge Michael A. Martinelli of Yonkers Drug Court. 

Event and ticket information is available on our website at or call our offices at 914-949-8500.

]]> (Patrick Buckiewicz) Charities Wed, 13 Mar 2019 11:19:04 -0400
Scarsdale Library Book Clubs for Adults

Two Scarsdale Library Adult Book Clubs

to Meet in March

SCARSDALE, March 8 – Two Scarsdale Public Library book groups for adults are scheduled to meet on Wednesdays in March at 1 p.m. With construction underway at Olmsted Road, the sessions will be held at other locations.

Nancy’s Book Group, led by Nancy Zachary, will come together on March 20th to discuss Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin. Helprin’s powerful, rapturous new novel is set in a present-day Paris caught up in violent unrest and upheaval. Seventy-four-year-old Jules Lacour―a maître at Paris-Sorbonne, cellist, widower, veteran of the war in Algeria, and child of the Holocaust―must find a balance between the strong pull of the past and the attractions and beauties of life and love in the present.

The group will meet at the Mid-Westchester JCC, 999 Wilmot Road. Registration is required. Please call the Reference Desk at 914-722-1302.

A gambler, a convict, a wayward son, a lost Grisha, a Suli girl who had become a killer, a boy from the Barrel who had become something worse.” Not Your Kids Book Club for Adults, the monthly session for adults interested in what young adults are reading, will discuss Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Ketterdam.

The program will be held on March 27th at Shaarei Tikva, 46 Fox Meadow Road. Attendee parking is limited to the front of the building. Not Your Kids Book Club for Adults is led by Scarsdale resident and children’s author Sheela Chari. To register, contact Chari


]]> (Scarsdale Adult and Young Adult Department) Neighbors Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:28:30 -0400
Westchester Residents Can Participate in Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program on March 13

NYS Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program

Governor Andrew Cuomo in cooperation with Westchester County Executive George Latimer invite you to participate n the NYS Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program on Wednesday, March 13 from 6:00 pm to 09:00 pm at Westchester County Center, Little Theater, 198 Central Avenue in White Plains.
Register here.
]]> (Prepare.NY) Neighbors Mon, 11 Mar 2019 09:41:01 -0400
Spring Ahead Weekend is HERE!

Tomorrow night, Saturday, March 9, most responsible Americans set their clocks ahead and kiss goodbye (or goodnight) to the hour we won't see again until November.

Daylight Saving Time 2019 (note: it is Saving is singular) begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, and ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 3.

What does this mean?  At 2 a.m. on Sunday, you will lose an hour or spring forward an hour and the correct time will be 3 a.m.  This hour is not lost forever. On November 3, 2019, the clocks will be readjusted backward and you will gain an hour.

For many of us, the adjustment of clocks will be minimal since smartphones, tablets, computers and more adjust automatically.  However, the adjustment of our body clocks might take a bit longer, so prepare yourself for a "tired Monday!"

The idea of daylight saving was the brainchild of Benjamin Franklin, aka, the 'early to be, early to rise' guy, back in 1784.

Learn more about daylight savings time, its history, and more - here.

Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.


]]> (HH) Life Fri, 08 Mar 2019 12:39:10 -0500
Locals Pitch In for Pat Tillman Fundraiser

With just over three weeks until Mickey Spillane’s hosts Eastchester’s Pints for Pat fundraiser, preparations are in full swing.  Many local businesses have generously donated gift cards, gift baskets, and an array of services to help make the event on March 30th a success.

The event, a fundraiser for the Pat Tillman Foundation, is working to raise money to help support the Tillman Scholars program.  Tillman Scholarships are awarded to servicemen and women who are pursuing educational studies. The Foundation also offers networking and professional development opportunities to active duty personnel, veterans, and their families.

Raffle items at the event are from a variety of familiar local businesses: gift certificates from Cornell’s True Value (Eastchester), Sedona Taphouse (Mamaroneck), Coffee Labs Roasters (Tarrytown), Benjamin Steakhouse (White Plains and Manhattan), Yoga Haven (Scarsdale and Tuckahoe), Zachys Wine and Liquor (Scarsdale) and Alamo Drafthouse (Yonkers); gift baskets donated by The Chocolate Box Café (Tuckahoe), Good Shepherd Distillery (Mamaroneck), and the Growler & Gill Craft Beer Shoppe and Tasting Room (Nanuet); and sports-themed baskets featuring the NY Giants and NY Yankees.  The Hudson Valley Renegades have also contributed to the cause, donating tickets for a date of the winner's choosing during the 2019 season.

Silent auction items will include a spa package donated by Scarsdale’s Tranquility Spa and a foursome of golf at a private country club in Greenwich, Connecticut.

One of the most unique features of Pints for Pat events is the 20-oz Imperial pint glass, engraved with Pat Tillman’s #42.  The glass, a replica of the one Tillman used at the Rúla Búla Irish Pub in Tempe, Arizona, is free with the first 50 tickets purchased.  Additional glasses will be available for purchase at the event.

In addition to access to raffle and silent auction items, attendees will enjoy two hours of food and drink (beer/wine) and entertainment provided by Tom Pescé. Mr. Pescé, who resides in Ridgefield, CT, is a magician with twenty years experience.  Recently Mr. Pescé performed at the Mohonk Mountain House resort in New Paltz, NY and the Woodloch Resort in Hawley, PA. He will be performing in Clearwater Beach, FL, in late April.

If You Go:

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

7:00-9:00 PM

Mickey Spillane’s Pub

431 White Plains Rd

Eastchester, NY 10709

Tickets are currently available at Mickey Spillane’s, via contact on Facebook (Pints for Pat – Eastchester), and on Eventbrite (

]]> (Bryan Johnson) Charities Tue, 05 Mar 2019 06:35:55 -0500
On the Children's Shelf: "Justin Morgan Had a Horse" by Marguerite Henry

"There is something about the outside of a horse that's good for the inside of a man." - Sir Winston Churchill

I revisited a book from my childhood this week...Justin Morgan Had a Horse by Marguerite Henry. As a horse loving little girl who grew up with a great little Morgan horse, this book holds a special place in my heart.

This historical novel, a runner up for the 1946 Newberry Medal, is the story of Justin Morgan, a schoolmaster in Vermont in the 1700s who accepts two horses in payment for an old debt. He sells the bigger of the two horses, but no one is interested in the young, small horse. He asks one of his students to work with the horse, who is happy to do so. A local farmer rents the horse to clear some land, and once he sees what a strong worker this little horse is, he enters the horse in several giant log pulling contests. In this David and Goliath-like story, the young small horse beats his much bigger competitors. The farmers refuse to continue log pulling contests because Morgan's horse always wins but agree to race against him instead because strong, pulling horses are rarely fast. Morgan's little horse was special as he was as fast as he was strong and became known for all the races he won as well.

While the story is historical fiction, since not all details on Justin Morgan's life were recorded, Justin Morgan was a real person. He lived in Vermont and did acquire a smaller horse who was surprisingly strong and fast. "His ability to outwalk, outtrot, outrun, and outpull other horses were legendary" (AMHA). Morgan's horse, named Figure, passed those qualities on to his offspring and is considered the founding sire of the Morgan horse breed. 

I love this story where the underdog wins. The little guy who no one thinks is special turns out to be very, very special. For any reader who knows what it's like when a horse touches your heart, this is a book you need to read.

]]> (Jessica Collins) Life Sat, 02 Mar 2019 05:51:00 -0500
POSTPONED! Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp OPEN HOUSE is Now Saturday, March 9!

Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp, originally planned for today, Saturday, March 2, has been postponed due to the weather. The Open House will now take place on Saturday, March 9 from10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

At The Harvey Cavalier Camp, kids design their own camp day. They can choose from more than 50 engaging activities within technology, dance, crafts, athletics, swimming, ice skating, fine arts, and performance. If kids can imagine it, we probably offer it! Create a camp day that works with your family's schedule and summer plans. Full-day programs include lunch, a T-shirt, and a sports bag.

Call today (914-232-0581) to register and learn more Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp.

Visit Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp online here.

Harvey School is located at 260 Jay Street, Katonah.

Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp

]]> (HH) Events Sat, 02 Mar 2019 03:31:00 -0500
Locals Honored at 16th Annual Awards Dinner in Eastchester

Please join NCADD, Westchester, Inc., (The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence) on Thursday, April 11, 2019 for our 16th Annual Awards Dinner at Mulino’s at Lake Isle. 

We will be honoring Harris Stratyner, PhD., VP of CARON Treatment Centers, Janet Segal, LCSW, President of Four Winds Foundation, Leonard Spano, ED, WESTCHESTER School for Special Children, Bob Feinberg, VP of Yonkers Honda and Judge Michael A. Martinelli of Yonkers Drug Court. 

Event and ticket information is available on our website at or call our offices at 914-949-8500.

]]> (Patrick Buckiewicz) Neighbors Fri, 01 Mar 2019 10:18:59 -0500
Spring Ahead with Support Connection

Spring Ahead with Support Connection on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 3pm-5pm at The Winery at St. George  (1715 East Main Street, Mohegan Lake, NY).

Enjoy an afternoon of friendship, fashion and fun that includes:

  • Live Music
  • Free Appetizers
  • Chair Massages
  • Raffles
  • Cash bar with special signature drink

Admission: $10 donation if you pre-purchase your tickets

$15 donation at the Door

Proceeds from this event will benefit Support Connection's free support services and programs for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer.

Learn more: 

]]> (Patrick Buckiewicz) Charities Wed, 27 Feb 2019 06:55:52 -0500
25 Prospect Street Comes to Jacob Burns Film Center Tomorrow!

Documentary 25 Prospect Street at Jacob Burns Film Center on February 27

On Wednesday, February 27 beginning at 7pm, 25 Prospect Street will be shown at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY.

25 Prospect Street is a documentary about the Prospector Theater, which is an incredible theater located in Ridgefield, CT which provides employment opportunities to people with disabilities.

The Town of New Castle hopes to follow the model of the Prospector Theater for our Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, working with our Every Person is Connected (EPIC) Committee.

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