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NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Raises $180,000 at Golf Outing PDF Print Email

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By Josefa Paganuzzi, Thompson & Bender for NYP-Lawrence Hospital

Nov. 6, 2019:  NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital raised more than $180,000 at its annual golf outing, held at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale on October 15, 2019. Bronxville residents Conrad van Tienhoven and Marshall Insley served as event co-chairs.  Below are some photos from the event.

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(L-R) NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Golf Chairs Conrad van Tienhoven and Marshall Insley

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Pictured at top: (L-R) New York Yankee Legend Mariano Rivera with Michael J. Fosina, President of NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Photos courtesy NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital


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Bronxville Resident Elected to Board of Westchester Institute for Human Development PDF Print Email

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By Victoria Hochman,Thompson & Bender

Oct. 30, 2019:  Bronxville resident Jasmine Hernandez was one of three women recently elected to The Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) Board of Directors.

Hernandez is a private practice attorney and principal in the Law Office of Jasmine Hernandez. She holds a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in communications from the University of Southern California.

Hernandez, who is of Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian descent, is passionate about serving her community. Her practice focuses on family law. She has previously served as a mentor for the National Latino Bar Association, the Vice President Chair of the National Latina/o Law Students Association and on the national board of Omega Phi Beta sorority. She values community service and hosts the Collective for A Cause Yonkers Annual Coat Drive in the Fall. Hernandez lives in Bronxville.

“Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) is a unique community resource dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities, vulnerable children, and families by providing medical and clinical services, educating current and future professionals, and conducting innovative research. We cannot do our work without a strong and committed volunteer board of directors. We are honored to have these three outstanding women join our board,” said Susan Fox, President and CEO of WIHD.

Pictured:  Jasmine Hernandez

Photo coutesy Thompson & Bender



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Better Than Cooking's 20th Anniversary Event Is Coming Up: Link to Purchase Tickets PDF Print Email

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By Susan McGeorge, Lawrence Community Health Services

Oct. 16, 2019: Better Than Cooking ("BTC") for the benefit of Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care is everyone's favorite reason to feast. But this year's event is even more delicious than ever as BTC celebrates its 20th Anniversary. The date is Oct. 23 at the Bronxville Field Club.

Twenty years ago, it started with the sale of coupons for dinner at local Bronxville restaurants. The idea was to have half of the price of the coupon go to the restaurant and the other half to Jansen.

A few years later, Michael Dolan, then executive chef at the Bronxville Field Club, gathered a small but loyal group to donate their talents and culinary mastery for an entire evening of wining and dining with all proceeds going to benefit Jansen. This core group also enlisted the help of the Club Chefs of Westchester, which is why every year, so many wonderful chefs from clubs throughout Westchester participate in the event.

This October 23rd, Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care will celebrate its 20th Anniversary by honoring Better Than Cooking's founding fathers: Michael Dolan, Former Executive Chef of The Bronxville Field Club, Lori Sahagian, General Manager, Bronxville Field Club, Steven Palm, owner of Underhill's Crossing, Michael Kasara, former General Manager of Siwanoy Country Club and Lee and the late Alfredo Cruz, the former owners of the Wine & Spirits Emporium of Bronxville. 

Once again, numerous chefs from Club Chefs of Westchester will be joining in the fun as well as many of Bronxville's finest restaurants, including Ladle of Love, Park 143 Bistro, The Taco Project, Opaopa Fresh Greek, Nutmeg and Chantilly Patisserie. 

Thanks to the dedication of these supporters of Better Than Cooking, nothing has been better than BTC! And thanks to Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care, families throughout Westchester have received the comfort and compassion they so dearly need during a difficult time.

The Jansen Board, it's supporters, and all those who benefit from their much-needed services raise a glass to Better Than Cooking and all who made it possible.

For tickets to this year's 20th Anniversary BTC, click here 

Photo courtesy Lawrence Community Health Services



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Free Flu Shots In October and Early November PDF Print Email

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By Josefa Paganuzzi, Syntax for NewYork Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Oct. 9, 2019: To help the public reduce the risk of contracting the flu this season, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital and the Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe are offering free flu vaccines to adults 19 and older. NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital nurses will administer the flu vaccinations, and no appointment is necessary. 

Dates and Locations:

Eastchester Public Library

11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester, NY

Tuesday, October 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Assumption Church, Father Fata Memorial Hall 

100 Pleasant Avenue, Tuckahoe, NY

Tuesday, October 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Reformed Church of Bronxville, Congregational Hall

180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, NY

Thursday, November 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For more information, call the Flu Vaccination Hotline at 914-787-6060.


Photo by Shutterstock


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Bronxville Elementary School Students Practice Mindfulness PDF Print Email

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Contributed by Michael Ganci, Syntax for The Bronxville School

Oct. 9, 2019:  As a Bronxville High School student read aloud calming prompts from a colorful children’s meditation book, “Big Breath,” a group of Bronxville Elementary school students – who had found a comfy spot on the rug and closed their eyes – filled the classroom with deep breaths and gentle exhales.

The session was part of a collaborative effort between the elementary school, high school teacher Bill Meyer and members of the Meditation Club to introduce additional mindfulness strategies for the younger students, in partnership with psychologist Dr. Joyce Vastola and the school’s psychology interns. Meyer – who has been incorporating meditation in his classes and leading mindfulness practices throughout the school building for close to a decade – is the author of “Big Breath,” which was released in August.

“We are really excited about this partnership,” Meyer said. “This year, members of the Meditation Club will facilitate the use of the book and bring some of the tools and practices developed over the last several years into the elementary school. It will be powerful for both sets of students to grow that relationship and learn from one another.”

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Bronxville High School teacher Bill Meyer and members of the Meditation Club during a mindfulness session.

Meyer’s latest book is a meditation guide to help young readers wind down before bed or after a tough day. Illustrated by Brittany R. Jacobs, the book features colorful images and calming meditation prompts.

“We tried to make it accessible and in the tone of an invitation versus a directive,” he said. “I felt like kids have way too many directions as it is in the day, and meditation should be an invitation, a space and place for them to explore the interior.”

Meyer, who had conducted extensive research on the topic, said there are numerous academic and wellness benefits that develop when teachers incorporate meditation and mindfulness into their curriculum.

“The school should take great pride in the growth of the Meditation Club and presence of mindfulness,” he said. “We are way ahead of the curve in developing a lot of the infrastructure necessary to grow this work but also integrate it deeply into the learning environments of our students.”

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School psychologist Dr. Joyce Vastola reads from Bill Meyer’s meditation book, “Big Breath,” to a group of Bronxville Elementary School students.

Meyer credits the community’s support and focus on student health and well-being for making the school’s work not just possible, but successful. “There is a lot of distortion and distraction in the lives of young people, and mindfulness is about setting those pieces aside and reconnecting with the present moment and in the process with oneself,” Meyer said. “By connecting with the self, we are then better able to connect to others and be of service to others. There’s an emphasis on engaged citizenship as part of the Bronxville Promise, and developing more self-aware and reflective students is the first step in developing engaged citizens.”

Pictured at top: Bronxville High School teacher Bill Meyer and a member of the high school Meditation Club lead a mindfulness session in a Bronxville Elementary School classroom.

Photos courtesy of the Bronxville Union Free School District


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