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Last Friday's Weekend Scoop for May 27, 2011 PDF Print Email

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HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!!!!

Do you know why we celebrate on May 30th?

Three years after the Civil War ended on May 5, 1868 the head of the Grand Army of the Republic established "Decoration Day" as a time to decorate the graves of those who died in war with flowers. Major John A. Logan declared that "Decoration Day" should be observed on May 30th because on this day flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?  Locally

Don't forget to go to Value Drugs and get everything you need to decorate your bikes, lacrosse sticks and whatever else you need for the PARADE ON MONDAY!  i.e......Flags, crepe paper, ribbon

TREATS FOR THE WEEKEND! (whether its for the bakesale, hostess gift or Saturday's picnic - here are some of our favorites!)

For a starter - we love HUMMUS! Regular Hummus HUMMUS TAHINI or Black Bean Hummus! (and you HAVE to make your own chips - super easy!   

We love this Chicken - SO GOOD to cook and bring down to the picnic or to someones house and throw on a grill - careful the grill isn't TOO hot - one friend renamed it PROPANE CHICKEN!  SPICY GARLICKY CASHEW CHICKEN and for a sweet treat... POTATO CHIP COOKIES!!!

More stuff you can do if you feel like leaving the 'hood...

PLAYLAND!!! will honor our veterans on Sunday, May 29th beginning at 1pm with a family friendly celebration.  The West Point Concert Band will be performing at the Music Stage Tower as well as a Helicopter Search & Rescue demonstration by The U.S. Marine Corp Air Ground Task Force.  Plus lots more (not to mention the rides, games and junk food)

SALUTE OUR SAILORS AT FLEET WEEK in NYC.  The city is AN AMAZING place to visit Memorial Day Weekend if you have never done it. First of all, many of the locals flee to hit the beach so reservations at most places are easy! And Fleet Week brings in the sailors who spend the weekend enjoying all the city has to offer. They are so friendly and they love meeting the kids and talking about what they do. It is truly a thrill for the little ones (and older ones) to speak with these very brave and proud men and women.

There will be Military Bands playing on Sunday in Times Square, between 1-6PM as well as a myriad of events throughout the city all weekend long. The best events are usually at the INTREPID Air and Space Museum including free Broadway performances from some of the best shows.  

Need some new items for spring? Shop Bronxville without leaving your home on www.myhometownstores.com.  I have to say (without being biased) that this site truly makes shopping (especially for gifts) so easy. I personally just ordered the two seersucker dresses featured this week on myhometownstores.com from Silver Spoon.  My twin nieces are have a birthday next week and I got one dress in blue and one in pink, both size 4T. The on-line process took all of about four minutes. The dresses were boxed up and ready for me to pop into the store and grab. I hardly had to get out of my car. NO HASSLE! GREAT GIFTS! They would have sent them directly to me or to my nieces but I wanted to give them to the girls personally. - Lisa

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Cues and Clues Scavenger Hunt for kids K-5 is underway! Don't miss it! Stop by the Bronxville Library today and join the fun!

Attention Antique Car Owners! Join the Memorial Day Parade.  See more info on the BB under Events!

Bronxville Veterans Memorial will be on display in the Bronxville Elementary School auditorium during the Memorial Day Weekend! This is a "don't miss" event!  More info on the BB under Events!

Put June 11th on your calendar! It's the Bronxville Garden Tour - a wonderful annual event. More info on the BB under Events!

PETS

Looking for a crate to transport a large dog in an airplane? You'll find it under Pets on the BB!

ENTERTAINMENT

Beginning on June 4th - June 16th, artist Noel DeGaetano will have an exhibit of paintings and collages at the Pound Ridge Library Gallery at 271 Westchester Ave. in Pound Ridge. More info on the BB under Entertainment

CHECK OUT OUR GOODS FOR SALE!!!

(THIS WORKED OUT WELL LAST WEEK - LET US POST YOUR STUFF!)

How about a new chandelier? Iron and brass 12 light chandelier @ 38 w x 40 h $1,500  or how about THIS chandelier? Size 23 w x 31h pewter $175.00.  You can find both chandeliers on the Bulletin Board under "Stuff for Sale."

If you want to post something, email a picture, a brief description and a price. We can help with the rest. Send email to: CLOAKING

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Can you recommend some good chic Graduation Gifts?

We love all the cool stuff at Black Squirrel Outfitters in Pelham. Clothes, dop kits, sports cuff links, games and  SO MUCH MORE!

THE BLACK SQUIRREL  

 
Chamber Chatter for May 25: Busy Week Ahead; Farmers' Market to Open Saturday, May 28 PDF Print Email

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May 25, 2011:  I just left the St. Joseph Parish Choir Spring Concert, where the choir sang Brahms's Requiem in memory of Alfredo Cruz.  The performance was beautiful; the music and the voices of the choir were uplifting.  Thank you to John Strybos, musical director, for this lovely tribute to Alfredo.

The fabulous sale at La Gravinese continues for the rest of the month.  Take advantage of their "35%-off-for-35-years-in-business" sale on all in-stock inventory at the Bronxville store.  Congratulations to Robert on his success!

Saturday, May 28, is the opening day of the 2011 Farmers' Market.  This year, the market is celebrating its tenth anniversary, and that is quite a feat!  It is a tribute to the quality of the vendors that Mary Liz Mulligan, the director, has gathered and maintained for ten seasons.  This year, in addition to the veterans, there are five new vendors participating in the market.  The season runs from May 28 until mid-November, from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm every Saturday, rain or shine.  Stop by Stone Place and Paxton Avenue for a great selection of fresh produce and organic products from New York State.

This weekend, our village will host many activities in honor of Memorial Day.  Here in the business district, Florence Restivo, owner of the Fine Arts Gallery, will have a very special window display.  The Gallery window will have a scrolling list of the names of those from the 10708 zip code who have served our country from World War I to the present.  Many of our merchants will be open during the holiday weekend; if you are staying around for all of the festivities, schedule some time for shopping and dining.  We have something for everyone!

Weezie D will hold her "Most Memorable Memorial Day Sale Ever" this year!  Everything will be on sale, no exclusions!  This includes all dresses, all tops, all denim, all jewelry, and all handbags.  Wow!  The sale runs Friday through Monday.

For three weeks during late May and early June, four artists from India and an art historian will be in residency at the OSilas Gallery at Concordia College as the gallery inaugurates its International Artist Residency and Exhibition program.  Visitors are welcome to view the artists at work between noon and 6 pm on "open studio days," Wednesday to Friday, June 1 to 3, and Tuesday, June 7.  The artists will take to the streets of Bronxville on Saturday, June 4, and join the fun of our Sidewalk Sale!  On Saturday, or "Plein Air Painting Day," the artists will set up in various locations along Pondfield Road and create masterpieces as you watch.  These creations will be for sale, and the artists will accept commissions.  For more information about this program, contact OSilas Gallery director Patricia Miranda at CLOAKING or 914-337-9300, ext. 2173.

Also, today is the last day to use our Bronxville "Brew-pon" at Pete's Park Place.  Mention the "Chamber Special" and you will get a free draft beer with purchase of a burger.  Find out about our weekly specials in our e-newsletter.  To subscribe, contact the Chamber of Commerce at CLOAKING .

We are gearing up for the 2011 Sidewalk Sale planned for Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4.  There will be great bargains, free parking, and lots of family fun.  Hope to see you there!

See ya around town.

Peggy

 
Last Friday's Weekend Scoop - May 20th PDF Print Email

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TAKE IT OFF!!! (we mean-take the MOMENT off!)

SICK OF COOKING DINNER?? NO TIME??  CRAZY SCHEDULE? (we have some suggestions for GOOD takeout!)

Of course we love Haiku! Only place where the kids will eat the BROCCOLI!

Gourmet 2 Go
An amazing new addition to Bronxville that keeps getting better and better. Favorites from the menu include their flank steak, health sandwich and ALL of their soups (they are adding more cold soups for summer). Plus they feature all-natural, antibiotic and hormone free poultry and meat and organic, locally grown produce. They will cater any size gathering as well.

There is a NEW spot in Eastchester that everyone is RAVING about! POLPETTINA 961-0061. Pizza, pasta, salads and... you have to try the meatballs!! (where Chubby's used to be!)

For amazing authentic Greek food we love Elia Taverna - - A great restaurant ambiance but they also do take-out, delivery and catering. Their appetizers alone would make a great party (think falafel, spanikopita, hummus and feta dips served on your terrace) See how delicious the dinners look on their website.

We LOVE Indian! Spice Village in Tuckahoe is great and there is a REALLY GOOD spot in New Rochelle! Coromandel - Cuisine of India!

And guess what has opened up in White Plains? The NYC FAMOUS! pizza place "Sarafina" opened up next to BLT! and we LOVE our LOCALS! Underhills! American Bistro, Burrito Poblano, The Quarry and Pete's!

ALL WET? Some suggestions for DRYING OUT!

Does your house smell damp?
Try Glade PLUG IN's! You can get them in the drug store or grocery store

Does it smell mildewy?
We recommend DampRid - you can hide that anywhere!

Need some new items for spring?
Shop Bronxville without leaving your home on www.myhometownstores.com

What's Goin On?

BRONCO Lacrosse PLAYOFFS! Boys play Friday at home at 4:30 and then...
SATURDAY- Girls play at 11 and then...
SUNDAY - Boys play at home at 1 (there is a chance it might be at 2)
COME CHEER 'EM ON! (then if they win - they both play TUESDAY!)

The Big Event is here in a week! PLAN AHEAD! Volunteer if you can!  MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND in BRONXVILLE

Make sure to pre-order all your tickets now!
Memorial Day Weekend Tickets!

Click here to see the full
Memorial Day Schedule

Can we just tell you a few things about our BULLETIN BOARD?

1. WE WANT TO HELP YOU GET RID OF YOUR STUFF or SELL YOUR STUFF. We are here for you - email us if you don't have time - we are here to help. We can take pictures of your things, put them on the Bulletin Board FOR YOU and we are BOUND AND DETERMINED to get stuff DONE!

2.. ARE YOU DOWNSIZING? EMPTYING THE NEST? DE-CLUTTERING? Let us know - and LET US HELP YOU!

3. Do you need a job? Do your KIDS NEED A JOB? Do you want someone to do a JOB FOR YOU? LET US LIST IT FOR YOU !!!

REALLY...if you don't have time, don't have the patience or don't have typing skills - WHATEVER! Email us - we can help you!

Click here to see WHAT'S ON THE BOARD!

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Jobs

Piano Teacher and Artist/Art Student needed to work with bright 13 year old boy with autism in his home

Bronxville Adult School is looking for a part-time bookkeeper

Latin Tutor available for all levels of Latin, 1-AP and college Latin Preparation for state exams, SAT, SAT II, AP exams. Flexible schedule.

Destination College looking to hire part-time program manager to help high school athletes work toward their academic college goals. Flexible hours.

Bronxville Village seeking part-time clerk

Entertainment

The Art of Noel DeGaetano: "Contrasting Elements" Beginning Sunday May 22. Paintings and Sculptures at the Media Loft Gallery, 50 Webster Avenue, New Rochelle, NY. The opening reception is from 2 to 6 and open to the public. Meet the artist!!

Pets

Seeking a Loving Home for a Guinea Pig.Comes with cage, food, toys...Our child was allergic! See their ad on the BB under "Pets" for more info.

Child Care
Do you need part time or full time help with the kids? There are two nannies on the BB

CHECK OUT OUR NEW GOODS FOR SALE!!!

If you want us to post something for you, email us a picture, a brief description and a price. We can help with the rest! We can also help you take pictures although we are not Pro's!

How about a new chandelier? Iron and brass 12 light chandelier @ 38 w x 40 h $1,500

Why not replace your old chairs with these with beautiful fabric on them? This is one of a pair. Club chairs 34 h x 38 d x 33 w $250 each

or how about THIS chandelier? Size 23 w x 31h pewter  $175.00

If you are interested in any of these items, please contact Liza Near at CLOAKING


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Can you recommend a good mason? One who doesn't mind doing small or large jobs?
Mario Mignardi 793-4287

Can you recommend a good appliance person - one can fix most major appliances?
We LOVE Anthony Rapillo - his cell number is 914-774-2736 or Steve at Action Appliance in Tuckahoe

How about an electrician?
We like Fred Petricello - 261-3960 and Paul Ball - 251-1612

 
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