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Announcing New Column: 'Your Most Wild or Most Heartwarming Moment'; Schatze Thorp, Editor PDF Print Email

By Marcia Lee, Managing Editor, MyhometownBronxville 

May 18, 2016:  Is there a wild moment in your life or a very heartwarming one that you might want to share with the rest of us? 

Bronxville resident Schatze Thorp will be editing a new column in MyhometownBronxville that invites you to submit a story about one of these two topics:  most wild or most heartwarming moment. 

The story may be a full article of not over 800 words or just a few sentences. It must be true, of course, and it must be something that you, not someone else, actually experienced, not just heard about.  

Here’s my quick stab at it:  When I was snorkeling off a beach in Bali, looking for rare shells, the tide suddenly started going out on me—not a gradual shift but a rush like nothing I had ever experienced. Suddenly the water below me became quite shallow and, as I looked through my snorkel mask, a large bed of sea urchins appeared directly below me. There was no way to get to the beach without stepping on the spiky critters. Are sea urchins poisonous, I asked myself, as my body drew closer to their level at the bottom of the ocean. Panic set in. Never mind the pricks to my feet if I had to walk on them. If those spines contained venom, I was done for. Just when my face was almost flush against them forcing me to stand upright, the bed of sea urchins disappeared. In its place was wonderful, fine, beautifully tan sand. It took me more than an hour after I waded to shore to lose the feeling of terror that pervaded my nervous system. 

There you have it. A short story of a wild moment in my life. I’m sure you can do better. Give it a try. 

Email your articles to Schatze Thorp at  CLOAKING  and to me at  CLOAKING . She’ll get back to you in reasonably good time, and, of course, we reserve the right to edit the submission, and we cannot guarantee that each story will be published. When your story is published, your name will appear as author of the story. Do discipline yourself to 800 words and please do not include profanity. 

Pictured here Schatze Thorp, the editor of the new "Most Wild or Most Heartwarming” column. 

Photo by A. Warner


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Fine Arts Gallery of Bronxville

The Fine Arts Gallery is a beautiful gallery in the heart of our village. It sells original art and specializes in local artists from Bronxville past and present. It provides high end custom framing, art consulting, restoration and appraisals. Appointments are available upon request. It also sells the Historical Conservancy Journals which include a history of the village as well as the artists who have lived here and are presenting living here ($20/copy).

99 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

The O'Silas Gallery at Concordia College

171 White Plains Road
Bronxville, NY 10708


Books & Culture

Bronxville Public Library

The Bronxville Public Library traces its origins back to 1875, when it was a small lending library housed in a room attached to the “Bronxville Model School.” The Library was officially chartered in 1906 and moved into the Village Hall Building. The needs of the library grew with the town and, in 1942, a new standalone building was erected, which is where the Library is today. Over the years, the Library was renovated and expanded to meet the needs of the community.

The Library has wonderful resources for adults and children and offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. The Library also houses a fine art collection, consisting principally of Bronxville painters and sculptors.

The Library offers special events, art exhibitions, and programs for adults, young adults and children.  All events are open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.

The Bronxville Public Library
201 Pondfield Road (Midland Avenue & Pondfield Road)

Womrath Bookshop

Womrath Bookshop is a located in the heart of Bronxville village. In addition to selling books, the store also sell children's toys and holds readings both at the store and elsewhere in the community, such as at the Library.

76 Pondfield Road, Bronxville

(914) 337-0199

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Concordia Conservatory

Concordia Conservatory, a preeminent center for music education in Westchester County, is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Concordia Conservatory, a community outreach division of Concordia College, offers top quality music programs for early childhood, youth, adults and seniors. The Conservatory's vision is to enrich the lives of the people in our community through music.

Executive Director: Kathleen Suss

Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art

Concordia College-New York

Phone: 914-395-4507

Crestwood Music Education Center

Crestwood Music Education Center, founded in 1987, has established itself as one of the most reputable and premier music schools in Westchester County with well over 800 students studying piano, guitar voice, Suzuki and much more. Their philosophy is to create a very positive, stimulating environment that gives each student the chance for creative self-expression. They believe in the importance of having a world-class faculty with extensive education as well as the teaching and performing experience that can only found in America's finest music schools.

453 White Plains Road
Eastchester, New York 10709


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