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George Austin Returns from Curling National Championships with a Silver Medal PDF Print Email


By George Austin, Bronxville resident and avid curler

Feb. 21, 2018:  I just returned from ten days in Brainerd, MN, for the 2018 United States Curling Association (USCA) Men's and Women's Club National Championships

My team, representing New York out of the Ardsley Curling Club at the championships, went for 7 and 2 in the 10-team round-robin competition, the same curling format as the Olympics, gaining the playoff round, i.e., final four games.

The team defeated Texas (Dallas/Ft. Worth Curling Club) in the semifinal match and then earned the silver medal, losing to Washington (Granite Curling Club from Seattle) in a tight, hard-fought championship match.

The team included Andrew Stopera from Briarcliff Manor, a junior at Northwestern University and current USCA Junior National Champion at skip; Martin Sather (Dobbs Ferry) at vice-skip; son Peter Austin (Rockville Centre) at second; and me (George Austin, Bronxville) at lead.

This is the third time in the past four years that this rink from Ardsley CC has medaled in the USCA Club National Championships:  a bronze medal in 2015 in Fargo, ND; a gold medal in 2016 in Bismarck, ND; and now a silver medal in 2018 in Brainerd, MN.

Pictured here:  Ardsley Curling Club team with George Austin on the far right. 

Photo courtesy George Austin

TYA Baseball Spring Registration Now Open for 2018 PDF Print Email


By Jim Romeo, President, Tuckahoe Youth Association

Feb. 21, 2018:  Registration for the spring 2018 Tuckahoe Youth Association ("TYA") recreation baseball season is now open. The program will offer baseball for the divisions/age groups listed below.

The season will be from mid-April until late June. 

All divisions are based on the children's ages as of May 1, 2018 (playing age).

Games will be played at Labriola Field, Haindl Field, the Immaculate Conception School field, the Chester Heights field, and the Cottle School field.

Below is a listing of the divisions and the ages associated with them:

  • Tee Ball (boys and girls ages 4-5) - $135

  • Rookies Baseball Division (boys and girls ages 6-7) - $175

  • Youth Baseball Division (boys and girls age 8) - $175

  • Minors Baseball Division (boys and girls ages 9-10) - $175

  • Majors Baseball Division (boys and girls ages 11-12) - $175

Please visit to register your child, and please email CLOAKING with any questions.

Photo courtesy Jim Romeo, President, Tuckahoe Youth Association

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Second Annual Bronxville Youth Council Powder-Puff Football Game PDF Print Email


By Mariellen Sullivan Carpenter, Parent, Bronxville High School Youth Council

Nov. 29, 2017:  Bronxville School junior and senior girls took to the football field on Saturday, November 18, for the second annual powder-puff football game, which is a lively game of flag football.

This event was created by the Bronxville High School Youth Council to build school spirit and camaraderie among classmates. The junior and senior girls came out ready to play against each other in team jerseys and face paint.


Each team was coached by a staff of male classmates who worked hard to help them learn and execute plays. The student announcers for the game were Colin McCloskey and Eddie ConnorsDavid Russert, the Bronxville Youth Council faculty advisor, served as the head referee and was assisted by Mac Crawford and Jack McSherry.

The seniors took the crown this year, winning by a touchdown.

Pictured here:  The participants in this year's Bronxville High School Youth Council powder-puff football game.

Photo by Mike Sargent, parent of senior coach Jeffrey Sargent 


Bronxville Chamber of Commerce Announces Community Run to Benefit One Love Foundation Saturday, October 14 PDF Print Email


By Nicole Tuck, Director, Bronxville Chamber of Commerce

Sep. 27, 2017: The Bronxville Chamber of Commerce announces the first annual "Yards for Yeardley" Road Race. The Chamber is honored to be partnering with the One Love Foundation, whose mission is to change the statistics around relationship abuse by educating young people about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors.

The 2.5-mile run will be held in Bronxville starting at the Meadow Avenue entrance to the school at 9:00 am on October 14 to benefit the One Love Foundation, which has its headquarters in the heart of Bronxville's business district.

Registration for the run can be made at or

The first 150 registrants will receive a free T-shirt; 400 runners are guaranteed a medal.

"The Chamber's hope is to raise awareness for the One Love Foundation within our village and beyond," said Nicole Tuck, director of the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the foundation. In addition, runners will be able to sponsor a social fundraising campaign for One Love through CrowdRise. More information can be found when registering.

The run will start and finish on Meadow Avenue by The Bronxville School. Immediately following completion of the run, runners will be directed to Park Place for a block party, where run sponsors will have exhibits and each runner will be presented with a medal. There will be music, food, and give-a-ways.

"We have always been incredibly grateful for the early support we've received from our home community of Bronxville," said Sharon Robinson, vice chair of One Love and cousin of Yeardley Love's, in whose memory One Love was founded (see below). "This race is a perfect way to punctuate our deepened commitment to serving Bronxville and greater Westchester with a new retail presence and a robust docket of new community activities this fall." 

This initiative has been supported by the following key sponsors in addition to other chamber members who are sponsoring this community event: NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, Pete's Tavern, Bronxville Auto Collision, Inc., Ladle Of Love, Acme, and Bronxville Fitness Club.

Founded in 2010 to honor the memory of Yeardley Love (known as "Yards"), who was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend just three weeks before their graduation from the University of Virginia, One Love's mission is to end relationship abuse by educating young people about healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors and empowering them to be leaders driving change in their communities. Over the last two years, more than 135,000 young people in communities across the country have participated in the Escalation Workshop, and almost 60 million have viewed the #ThatsNotLove campaign on social media. For more information, please visit

Pictured here:  Poster for the One Love Foundation 2.5-mile road race.

Photo courtesy Bronxville Chamber of Commerce

Annual Katie Welling Run Draws 375 Friends and Community Supporters November 26; See Photos PDF Print Email


By Tom Welling and Peggy Williams, Executive Director, The Bronxville School Foundation

Dec. 7, 2016:  The 10th annual Katie Welling Run was held on its traditional day--the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Katie's death in an off-campus fire at Miami University in Ohio in 2005, just 11 days after her 21st birthday, was devastating for her family and friends, who still struggle with her loss. The love and support from Katie's friends and so many in the community were and continue to be a great source of comfort to the Welling family. Katie's Run is a recurring manifestation of this community spirit of caring.

Before the run began, Jennifer Doyle Kenney, joined by several of Katie's closest friends and classmates, welcomed more than 375 friends, family, and neighbors. Jennifer proceeded to describe her lifelong friend as a very special person who was beautiful inside and out and who always saw the good in people. Jennifer concluded by asking everyone to keep Katie in their thoughts today and every day.

The Bronxville School Foundation and the race coordinators wish to thank those of you whose support made the event a huge success. The 2.5-mile run/walk was organized by Katie's classmates and friends 10 years ago and has become an important community Thanksgiving weekend tradition. 

Since 2007, this event has raised over $115,000 for The Bronxville School Foundation. It is hard to adequately express the scope of support this has provided within the school community. The proceeds from the run are used by the foundation to support new programs at The Bronxville School, where Katie spent so many happy years. 

The foundation would like to thank Chief Christopher Satriale and the members of the Bronxville Police Department for their invaluable assistance. We would also like to thank the Running Company Store (which made its store available for registration on Friday), as well as several local businesses. Specifically, a post-race feast for runners and enthusiastic supporters was contributed by J&G Deli, Lange's Deli, and Park Place Bagels. Flowers were contributed by Mrs. Morgan's and by Tryforos & Pernice, and hundreds of wonderful pictures were contributed by Dr. Jim Hudson.

To view the pictures, go to and click on the Katie Welling Post-it. Race results are posted at To see a selection of the photos, click here.

Congratulations to the top three fastest finishers: Sean Ryan at 13:12, Owen Hayes at 14:34, and Akash Molekudy at 15:11.

Pictured here:  Participants and supporters of the Katie Welling Run gathered in front of The Bronxville School and Katie Welling Run cap.

Photos by Jim Hudson

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