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Last Friday's Weekend Scoop for June 3rd PDF Print Email



Our Gardener in the know tells us it's all about having 3 interests: THRILLERS, CHILLERS AND SPILLERS!
Thrillers are TALL.  Chillers are low and full and Spillers are anything that hangs over the edge!


How about vegetables?

Not only does a vegetable garden give you a great sense of satisfaction, it is great for kids to see how fresh food grows. They might even try eating a vegetable.  If you don't have the patience to research and plant seeds (we don't either), head over to Nature's Cradle and ask for Raffi. He will even come to your home and suggest what would grow best with your soil and light. If you don't have room for a garden or only want to grow a few vegetables, containers are a great way to go. Almost any vegetable can grow in a container and with the proper care, they can produce an abundance. Nature's Cradle has great planters for this as well (They will even do the whole thing for you so you simply water and watch it grow! Shhh. Your kids will still love it and we won't tell)  Nature's Cradle

Home Depot and Stew Leonard's are also great resources for all things garden and they are still very well stocked. Whatever they don't have they will order for you. They have so many styles of fiberglass pots and containers that last forever and look like real stone.


Make your list of teachers, coaches and instructors! SHOP ONLINE! DO IT NOW - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL IS 2-3 WEEKS AWAY!!!!! Check out - shopping locally is SO EASY THAT WAY! Here are some ideas that might help!(AND EMAIL US AND GIVE US YOUR IDEAS TOO!)

EVERYONE loves food - cheeses? or a gift certificate to the CHEESE SHOP! The "cheese of the month" club is fantastic!

Candles, FUN napkins, how about placemats and napkins? Urban Cottage and La Dentelliere have wonderful things.

Buy someone the NEWEST Best Seller at Womraths. The staff will help you pick something perfect.

Restaurant gift certificate - they love to use this during their lunch breaks. WE ALL LOVE THAT! or a gift card for local stores in the town they live in.

Slave to the Grind has really great gift cards and they make every kind of coffee and tea drink known to man (not that any of our sweet children increase our teachers need for caffeine)

Most coaches would love a gift certificate to the Running Company. After a season of coaching their shoes are probably trashed. The also just got in Smokin Buds ear buds for iPods in lots of colors ($29.99) Great gift!

Need some new items for spring?  Shop Bronxville without leaving your home on

New Bulletin Board Listings


Job Board

Seeking Aspiring Phys Ed Teacher for 13 year old boy with autism


Special Shopping Week at Verano starting June 7th throughout the week! 20% of sales will go to the John Coleman School which educates disabled students with complex medical diagnoses.  Kick off Tuesday, June 7th 4-8 cocktails and treats will be served.  84 Main Street, Tuckahoe.  We always say there is no shopping guilt when it's for a good cause!

Stuff for Sale

Lots of wicker...tables, chairs, couch - great prices!  Oak bedroom set


Award-winning painter, sculptor and collage artist, Noel DeGaetano will exhibit paintings and collages at the Pound Ridge Library Gallery at 217 Westchester Ave. Pound Ridge.  Opening Reception June 4th from 2 to 5pm. Meet the Artist !


A GENTLY used Camp Trunk! email me if you have one! CLOAKING  

Click Here to go to the Bulletin Board

CHECK OUT OUR NEW GOODS FOR SALE!!! (THIS WORKED OUT REALLY WELL LAST WEEK - LET US POST YOUR STUFF!)  You can find this all on the Bulletin Board under Stuff 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!  It's only $40/year to post something and we'll highlight in the Scoop!  Email it to CLOAKING

WICKER! (more on the Bulletin Board!) contact CLOAKING for more information!

How about a new chandelier? There are two on the BB.  Iron and brass 12 light chandelier @ 38 w x 40 h $1,500 or Size 23 w x 31h pewter $175.00.


YOU ASKED Ask Liza/Lisa

Can I list these on the Bulletin Board to sell? TOTALLY! We have had fun listing pictures of stuff to sell!

Could my 20 year old College Student put up an ad for summer work? We are here to help anyone do anything - get a job, hire someone, find something!

Do you have the name of someone who would be willing to water my plants this summer?  Hmmm. Once the 20-year-old college student (above) lists his job request, maybe he would be the right one for the job! This is what makes our Bulletin Board so great!!

Check in with the Bulletin Board regularly and we may have just what you are looking for! 


THURSDAY-SUNDAY is the ... BEST FAIR IN TOWN! at Immaculate Conception right up on White Plains Road!

FRIDAY 6-9 pm is BCW's BLISS! at 109 Pondfield. COME ONE COME ALL! Get your hair done, nails, or just shop and support the Bereavement Center. SO EASY!!!!!! For info call 787-2240

SATURDAY, June 4 6pm VARSITY BOYS LAX. REGIONAL GAME vs Glen Falls Indians at the University of Albany (if they win then they will play at WHITE PLAINS HS WEDNESDAY NIGHT at 8pm for the Regional East Finals!

Friday AND Saturday! SIDEWALK SALE! Stop by and visit us! Might get a treat! We will be sitting and smiling in front of The UPS Store! HERE ARE SOME TIDBITS about what you can get at the Sidewalk Sale! Khaki pants for boys and rugby shirts for girls and boys.

Bronxville HS Art Show! June 6-11. (opening reception Tuesday, June 7 6:30-9:00 at the Bronxville Women's Club. These kids are INCREDIBLY TALENTED!


Chamber Chatter for June 1: Hope to See You at the Bronxville Sidewalk Sale June 3 and 4 PDF Print Email


June 1, 2011:  Happy Memorial Day to all!  This kickoff to the summer season is always one of Bronxville's best moments.  There has been so much to do this weekend, and your local merchants have played a big part in all of the events.

Check out the list of sponsors for the Memorial Day festivities:  Bronxville-Ley Real Estate, Dobbs & Bishop Fine Cheese, People's United Bank, Station Plaza Wine & Spirits, and Topps Bakery.  There is only one way to thank a generous sponsor, and that is to patronize them!  Please remember that it is our Bronxville businesses that make the fun events in our town possible, and thank them by shopping local!

Last week, the Chamber sponsored a presentation by Eben Thurston of Spring Marketing Strategies on "Search Engine Placement Strategies and Social Networking for Small Businesses."  It was a great presentation on a topic that is important for every small business.  Thank you, Eben!

The spring sale at Toney Toni and the Gang is in full swing.  Stop in and pick up some great bargains on some great fashions!

Do you have a summer home in the North Fork, the Adirondacks, the Hamptons, or on Fire Island?  Station Plaza Wine & Spirits is offering free shipping to your summer home!  Call 914-337-0631 or email CLOAKING for further details.

This week, Citrine began its summer schedule.  The store will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11 am to 4 pm, on Thursdays from 11 am to 7 pm (new extended hours!), and on Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm.  They are available at other times by appointment.  Citrine makes your summer jewelry shopping more convenient than ever!

Well, the rumors are true:  John Byrne is back!  Scarborough Fair Express will open this summer at 82 Kraft Avenue alongside another Bronxville returnee, Kensington Paper.  What a great party-planning spot this will be--choose your invitations and menu in one location!

Westchester Home Magazine has asked Patricia O'Shaughnessy Design to contribute to its 2nd Annual "Best of Everything" issue.  This is the summer issue and will hit the newsstands on June 1st.  In the magazine, Patricia suggests a few things that will be "HOT" this summer season in home design.  This is Patricia's third highlight in the magazine, so she clearly has developed a following!  Congratulations!

The Bereavement Center of Westchester will host "BLISS" this Friday, June 3, 2011, from 6 to 9 pm.  Visit Nick DeVincenzo and his stylists at Continental 109 at 109 Pondfield Road and support this extremely worthwhile local center.  The price is $150 for adults and $75 for young adults.  Other participants are Balance Massage and Wellness, Maison Rouge, Dobbs & Bishop Fine Cheese, Station Plaza Wine & Spirits, and Underhills Crossing, which will donate 10% of your check to the BCW.  In addition to the evening event, shop at J.McLaughlin, Mano a Mano, and The Silk Road in Bronxville on Friday, June 3, and the stores will donate 10% of your purchase amount to the BCW.  For further information, please call 914-787-2240.

This weekend is the one you've been waiting for:  the 2011 Bronxville Chamber of Commerce Sidewalk Sale! Our members will dazzle you with their offerings!  We have great entertainment lineup for you, as well as some new surprises for our shoppers.  Please check our website,, and enewsletter this week for further information, including a complete schedule of events!  There will be free parking on both days on Kraft Avenue and in the Garden Avenue lot, courtesy of the Village of Bronxville.

See you in the Village this week--there's no reason to be anywhere else!



June Specials: Aspire Boutique Salon Father's Day Special PDF Print Email


June 1, 2011:

Aspire Boutique Salon is having a Father's Day Special! Get your gift certificates for dad or the man in your life. ... FREE haircut with the purchase of a traditional hot-towel shave, head and neck massage & facial.  Appointment is 90 min.  Just $55.  Aspire is located at 70 Main Street in Tuckahoe, 914-337-3400.

Bronxville Sidewalk Sale is coming up!  June 3rd and 4th! It will be great!  Don't miss it.

Toney Toni is having its spring sale.  Stop by - - 70 Pondfield Road.

Shake, Rattle & Roll, a high-energy, music/dance class for babies, toddlers and big kids (birth - 6 years) and their parent/caregivers, is coming to The Bronxville Women's Club! Lots of original, exciting, swinging music to sing, jump, twirl, bop, and play to. They sing in many languages and use instruments from around the world to explore rhythm and beat.  Free trial class through June 5 -- Summer Session in Bronxville begins June 14 -- Register Now!  914-813-0743,

Valerie Wilson Travel Inaugural Golf Invitational in Scotland at The Gleneagles Hotel in October! Book this amazing golfing experience!  Click here to learn more!

Ballet Arts offers a wonderful Summer Performing Arts Program.  This includes camp (students ages 5 through 15, half-day and all-day) and group classes (pre-school - adult) starting Monday, June 27, 2011, and continuing through Friday, August 19, 2011.  The camp curriculum and classes offered include ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern, tap, musical theater, Irish step, voice, and much more!  Ballet Arts is located right on 5th Avenue in Pelham.  Contact Director Sheran Daniele for more information at 914-738-8300 or visit their website at

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



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.


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  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 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


New Bulletin Board Listings


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!


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


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



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


YOU ASKED Ask Liza/Lisa

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!


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


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.


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