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Last Friday's Weekend Scoop Dated July 22, 2011 PDF Print Email

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POSTCARDS FROM THE ROAD!

Gotta love highway scenery as we drive South....Drive safe and enjoy the ride wherever you are headed!

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SOME of  the BEST WAYS TO DO SUMMER TRAVEL... (again...as always...send us your thoughts and ideas! - we are ONLY an email away!)

Best Time to drive to Long Island:  Late at night - around 8 or EARLY in the morning. Midweek however around lunchtime is not bad either.

FLYING?  Use AirPark at La Guardia, JFK and Newark - BEST DEAL IN TOWN!  Click here for more info!

Also - one way to avoid baggage costs is to check out the airlines that don't charge - we love Southwest Airlines! They have a point system so when your plans change you don't go broke!

Also - NEVER forget to go online and check yourself in 24 hours before your flight - you can change your seat then too and go ahead and PAY for the bags if need be.


GOING TO SEE THE YANKEES?
We love to take a Bronxville Taxi to the bottom of the stairs in Woodlawn and take the subway - STOPS RIGHT AT THE STADIUM! Also the Metro North train - only thing is if you have to leave early that train doesn't come home til the game is over.
Click here for the MTA Yankee Stadium Schedule

WHILE WE ARE TALKIN' TRAVEL....

PLEASE take a look at the amazing travel deals just listed on the Bulletin Board

CAPE COD

Timeshare available for just $75/night!  A Cape Cod rental for Labor Day week? See the unbelievable deal of $1200 for the week of September 2nd - September 9th for a three bedroom (or $900 for a 2 bedroom)

BERMUDA
A week at the St. George Club for $750 for September 3rd through September 10th

FLORIDA

Town home in gated community in Vero Beach available for short or long term rental. Access to pool and tennis court.

click here now for more info... Summer Travel Deals


WHAT'S HAPPENIN 'ROUND TOWN?

Today Friday, 7/22
Family Movie - Madagascar (Rated PG)
Bronxville Library
Yeager Room
3:30 - 5:00pm

Sat. 7/23
Farmers' Market
Looking for something delicious and fresh?
Stop by the Farmers' Market
Stone Place at Paxton Ave.
8:30 - 1:00 pm

PLAYS!
Interested in seeing a play in NYC?
This site lists all of the 2011 Tony Winners
and provides some good information to help you choose one!
Plays in NYC

Tues. 7/26
Annie & The Natural Wonders Band - An interactive show that includes original music inspired by the wonders of nature
Bronxville Library Lawn
7pm - 8pm

Wed. 7/27
The Bronxville Pops Concert
Front lawn of the Bronxville School!
Take a blanket, picnic or just a chair and relax and enjoy!
8pm

Thurs. 7/28
Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert!
Food Vendors, Dancing, Bring Picnic
Park Place
6:30 - 8:30pm

Silent Movie Night!
Bronxville Women's Club
Doors Open at 6:30; Movie is at 7:00pm

Shop Local...Shop Online at www.MyhometownStores.com

 

WHAT'S COOKIN' ?

Two yummy ideas for different hors d'oeuvres

Since the tomatoes, radishes and beans are so beautiful right now - we LOVE to mix up Kosher Salt and Curry Powder (50/50 - and then taste it!) and serve it with any veggies - YUM!

We also love POMEGRANATE SALSA - have it with any of your favorite chips or even along with fish or chicken?
RECIPE FOR POMEGRANATE SALSA


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STUFF FOR SALE!
RUGS

SERVICE PROVIDERS
SISTERS, ONE COLLEGE BOUND AND THE OTHER ENTERING 10TH GRADE, AVAILABLE TO BABYSIT, ANIMAL CARE AND PLANT WATERING WHILE YOU'RE AWAY. PLEASE CALL 337-2603.

JOBS!
WHO NEEDS A WONDERFUL WOMAN TO HELP THEM KEEP THEIR HOME CLEAN?

CHILDCARE
CHILDCARE OR ELDERCARE COMPANION AVAILABLE

RENTAL HOMES/TRAVEL
TAKE A LOOK AT THE BB FOR SOME GREAT RENTAL HOMES

LOOKING FOR... SOMEONE TO COME TO THE HOUSE AND SERVICE OUR BIKES

AUTOS!
THERE ARE TWO ON OUR BULLETIN BOARD
(and two have SOLD!)

CLICK HERE TO GET STRAIGHT TO THE BULLETIN BOARD TO SHOP OR LIST SOMETHING!

 

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ASK LIZA/LISA
You asked this week and we answered

Where is a good place to donate old books?

One more great thought about getting rid of books!  The YONKERS AND THE MOUNT VERNON LIBRARIES ALWAYS NEED BOOK DONATIONS!  fyi - the Crestwood branch of the Yonkers Library is only 7 minutes away!


CHECK OUT OUR NEWEST IDEA!!! The BOOK NOOK!
We would love to have you email us some great books to read. We have gotten some great ideas but need more! For adults and kids!

For Adults:
CUTTING FOR STONE by Abraham Verghese

For the Kids:
RED KAYAK by Priscilla Cummings

 
Shopping Specials for July 20th - Summer Sales Continue! PDF Print Email

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Black Squirrel:  Black Squirrel started its Sizzling Summer Sale in its store on July 12.  They are offering 40% off almost all of their summer merchandise in store.  Stop by their store at 525 Fifth Avenue in Pelham Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4 pm.

Citrine is having a summer sale and offering 50% off many items in their store until August 8th!  Stop by their store at 22 Park Place.

Silver Spoon is offering the Tea Collection at 40% off in their store.  Stop by 81 Pondfield Road in Bronxville.

Toney Toni and The Gang:  Toney Toni is having up to 60% off on "sale" items in their store.  They have also started to get in some pre-fall items!  Stop by their store at 70 Pondfield Road in Bronxville.

Urban Cottage Design: For the month of July, Urban Cottage Design will be selling exclusively online on MyhometownStores.com. Owner Christie Robb and her team are not in the Bronxville store in July, as they are taking the month to rejuvenate and find wonderful new items for the fall.  They will be back in August!  But you can always ... Shop Urban Cottage Design Online! If you have questions, you can contact Urban Cottage at 914-337-0077 or CLOAKING

Arista Camera is offering photo classes throughout the summer.  Below is a list of their classes.  All sessions are held at Arista Camera, 108 Pondfield Road, Bronxville.  A prepaid reservation is required.  To register and/or for any questions, call them at 914-337-7733.

Arista is also having a wine & cheese event on July 28 at 6 pm, where you can meet Kay Wheeler, former photographer for the Botanical Garden.  Finally, Arista also offers one-on-one--just you and your camera; by appointment, $50 per hour.

July 27, 6 pm-7:30 pm, $29.95 -- Photographing people

July 28, 4 pm-5:30 pm, $29.95 -- Beginner level--using your point & shoot camera;
download files, move to computer, storage, back up, and flash card format (PC computers)

July 30, 10 am-11:30 am, $29.95 -- Understanding lighting. This is an advanced class for cameras with interchangeable lenses.

 

 
Chamber Chatter for July 20: Summer Buys--Wow! PDF Print Email

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July 20, 2011:  Summer afternoon--summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~ Henry James

Summer is a quiet time in Bronxville, but there is still a lot of activity here!  Stroll around the town and you will see many summer sale signs in our merchants' windows.  What better time to look for great deals than on a lazy summer day?

Citrine is running a 40%-off sale -- WOW!  The sale includes some new pieces, too!  Owner Sarah Reynolds says, "Stop by and check out our new and bigger sale case!  Many items are also featured online in our 'sale' section."  You are sure to find something special among the beautiful collections the store carries.

La Gravinese Jewelers has installed a "Never-ending Sidewalk Sale" section in its jewelry cases!  The selection includes vintage and costume pieces.  This is a terrific addition to the gorgeous pieces always in stock here.

There is never a dull moment at Weezie D. The Rye store is celebrating its one-year anniversary, and Weezie D. always does it with style!  On Saturday, July 23, from 10 am to 6 pm, there will be a tea party AND a fabulous sale in Rye, with specials and prizes galore.  Congratulations to Louisa and all of her staff!

Kensington Paper has some lovely new inventory for your summer gift-giving needs.  Select a pair of reading glasses to take along on your vacation.  Buy a pair for you and one for your hostess!  The store hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm and by appointment.

Kensington will have a new neighbor on Kraft Avenue in the next few weeks:  caterer John Byrne is relocating his business, Scarborough Fair, to 82 Kraft Avenue, right next door to Kensington Paper!  (In fact, they share the address!)

The Wine & Spirits Emporium is almost giving away wine this summer:  buy a case of still wine and save 15% off the regular price.

Fun and summer go together splendidly, and J.McLaughlin knows it!  The J.McLaughlin boat is sailing along the east coast, but it doesn't have a name yet.  That's where the customers come in:  Submit a name for the sailboat at CLOAKING
Jay and Kevin McLaughlin will choose the winning entry, and the winner will receive a $1,000 gift certificate!  In addition, the winning name will be printed on the boat.  J.McLaughlin's summer sale is "sailing" along this week, too!

Don't forget to mark your calendars for next Thursday, July 28, for the second of our Summer Concerts.  The fabulous band Plan B will entertain us from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Park Place.  Our member Storage Deluxe is the concert's sponsor.  We hope you join us for another fun evening in Bronxville!

 

 

 

 
Last Friday's Weekend Scoop Dated July 15th PDF Print Email
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OUR POSTCARD OF THE WEEK!

Check out what happens when you have a new moon and how it affects the tide! There is usually a pretty good size Jetty here! (BTW - this is one of the jetty's on Atlantic Beach, NY)

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and speaking of MOONS! Check out the FULL MOON SCHEDULE FOR THIS YEAR! (and LOOK OUT for those who are believers like we are - might cause some trouble!)

NEW MOON 2011 CALENDAR (p.s. - TODAY IS A FULL MOON!)

HERE'S the "nic" about the PICNIC!!!

WHEN?

Local

The front lawn of the Bronxville School Wednesday night during the 8pm Band Concert.

A Short Drive

How about the Kendall Sculpture Gardens at the Pepsico Headquarters in Purchase, NY? The Gardens are 145 acres and include works by Henry Moore, Alexander Calder and many more. Kids love to look at many of the large sculptures as well as the big fish swimming in their pond and run on the open fields. It's such a pretty walk and has something for everybody. There is also a small picnic area. It's FREE, an easy trip up the Hutch and a great outing. 700 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577

WHAT TO PUT MY STUFF IN?

Picnic Basket? If you need a picnic basket, Dobbs & Bishop sells a cute one

WHAT STUFF TO PUT IN?

Food! Gourmet to Go has great picnic choices.  We also will have some simple recipes coming down the pike this summer so if you have some email us! For starters, here are some fun picnic recipes from a recent Bon Appetit

BON APPETIT PICNIC IDEAS!

Wine?

Station Plaza can set you up and....you might want to pick up some Govino wine glasses. These go-anywhere wine glasses have been reviewed in the Times, Martha Stewart, In-Style and are all the rage. They are plastic but are stylish and practical. Black Squirrel sell them for $3 each

Govino wine glasses

Dessert

Love this peanut butter bar recipe and you don't need extra plates to serve!!

Peanut Butter Bars

SO.....here is what you can do if you are looking for fun and entertainment! Plan a great family outing to the Jim Henson Exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens.

This exhibit started this weekend and will run until January. For more information click here...
JIM HENSON EXHIBIT

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EVENTS

Jana Kos Fall Fashion Show:  July 18-26 20 Wood Lane, Bronxville. Call 914-337-4147 to attend

SERVICE PROVIDERS

Joseph Bulfamante & Son Landscape Designer/Contracting Services.  Get your lawn in shape!

JOB BOARD

PRMS (Personal Risk Management Solutions) looking for Private Client Sales Executive

Well respected Housekeeper looking for part-time employment. Six years experience with Bronxville family.

STUFF FOR SALE

GREAT LOOKING Children's Furniture

Stickley Furniture Four Poster Bed GREAT CONDITION

Check out the two light fixtures! They are yours right away!

Click Here to Go To The Bulletin Board

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You Asked "Ask Liza/Lisa"

Do you have any idea what I can do with books we don't want anymore?

We have several ideas (and if you know of any can you let us know???) Eastchester Library takes them 2X a year: Can drop off with one of our Bronxville neighbors the Relay for Life (email us if you need more information ):  Memorial Day at the Bronxville School always has a book sale: Also BIG BROTHERS is NOW TAKING TOYS AND BOOKS!

 
Chamber Chatter for July 13: Stop By Womrath for Gene's Best Summer Reading Books PDF Print Email

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July 13, 2011:  The cover story in Parade magazine this weekend was "Summer Reading!"  The article discussed the season's "best" books and offered suggestions for reading by the pool, on the beach, or wherever your plans take you.  Elsewhere in the magazine, several celebrities weighed in with their personal book selections.  We decided to visit our local bookseller, Womrath, and hear what owner Gene Sgarlata had to say.  He mentioned several books that have been selling briskly lately.

Interestingly, the first four books that Gene mentioned were nonfiction, which betrays the notion that summer reading has to be mindless, silly stories with mindless, silly characters.  Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, is an Olympic runner's story of surviving as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II.  In the Garden of Beasts, by Erik Larson, is a portrait of Berlin during the rise of the Nazi Party.  It details the experience of William E. Dodd, who became the U.S. ambassador to Germany in 1933, and his daughter, Martha.  Bossypants, by Tina Fey, is the memoir of the creator of 30 RockThe Greater Journey, by David McCullough, is an exploration of the intellectual legacy that France settled on its 19th-century visitors, written by one of the eminent historians of our time.

Of these all very interesting, true stories, Gene recommends In the Garden of Beasts. (Many of you may have read Larson's other best seller, The Devil in the White City.  Larson grabs his reader and holds him enthralled from the first page to the last!)

In the world of fiction, which is my own reading preference, State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett, is selling well.  It is the story of a medical researcher and her search for her former mentor, who has disappeared in the Amazon while developing a miracle fertility drug.  Patchett also wrote Bel Canto, a searingly beautiful story of captivity and love.

One Summer, by David Baldacci, is the story of a father's struggles to keep his family together after the death of his devoted wife.  Silver Girl, by Elin Hilderbrand, relates the journey of the wife of a Wall Street crook.  She retreats to Nantucket, where she faces an array of troubled relationships.  Summer Rental, by Mary Kay Andrews, follows three friends, all of them thirty-somethings, as they spend a month on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  Gene says you can't go wrong with any of them!

The other book-related article in Parade magazine this week was an essay by the author Pat Conroy on the joys of summer reading.  He, too, uses his break not to read fluff but to read "... five or so carefully selected books ... and I still like to go away with smart, well-read friends who enjoy talking about the books they've brought."

So, stop in and visit Gene at Womrath and select something interesting to take along on your summer travels--even if your travels only take you as far as your own backyard!

See you around town.

Peggy

 
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