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Thefts and Package Scams Hit Bronxville Business District and Residential Areas PDF Print Email

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By Carol P. Bartold, Senior Reporter     


Dec. 13, 2017: The recent wave of thefts at businesses in the Bronxville downtown business district, package thefts in the village’s residential neighborhoods, and a variety of scams aimed at residents and business owners alike show a new level of sophistication, according to Mayor Mary Marvin.

Since October, when the Verizon Store on Pondfield Avenue experienced an armed robbery, several downtown merchants, including J. McLaughlin, Soccer and Rugby Imports, Bronxville Running Company, and Value Drugs, have been victims of shoplifting and thefts of merchandise ranging in value from a few hundred dollars to over $1,000.

Thieves have fled the scene in Uber vehicles and rental cars and by attempting to board a train at the Bronxville station. Bronxville Police Department officers have apprehended several of the perpetrators and are continuing to investigate other incidents.

Police are also investigating a phone scammer who posed as a Consolidated Edison employee and demanded $1,500 in Green Dot prepaid debit cards, the equivalent of cash, from a business owner in lieu of shutting off power to the premises.

“Merchants are concerned,” said Nicole Tuck, executive director of the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce. At a pre-Thanksgiving meeting with Chamber members, Police Chief Christopher Satriale urged business owners to trust their intuitions and, if anyone looks or acts suspicious, to call the police right away.

The police department has assigned officers to walk the business district as a deterrent. Tuck noted that parking enforcement officers are also serving as first-line observers of activity.

“From the Chamber’s perspective, we’re trying to keep an open line of communication between the police department and the merchants,” Tuck stated. “We’re encouraging merchants to report incidents to us as well as to the police so we can give people a heads-up.” Tuck added that the Chamber of Commerce plans to facilitate more meetings with Chief Satriale to help merchants learn more about keeping themselves, their establishments, and shoppers safe.

A call to the Bronxville Police Department seeking information on investigations was not returned.

“Sadly,” said Mayor Mary Marvin, “it’s that time of year for thefts in the business district. But we’re also seeing an uptick in sophisticated package thefts from residences.” She attributed this to an increase in online shopping.

The Bronxville Police Department apprehended a suspect in November, dressed in a FedEx delivery uniform, as he attempted to steal a package from a residence on Hamilton Avenue. On December 7, officers arrested three persons who were stealing packages on Courseview Road and recovered several new items that could have been stolen during previous package thefts. Such thefts often involve the use of stolen credit card numbers to purchase items and have them delivered to random addresses. Thieves then visit the addresses to retrieve the packages.

Mayor Marvin urged residents not to engage with anyone dressed in a delivery uniform who comes to the door to retrieve a “wrongly delivered” package. “If someone comes to your home in a uniform, it’s a scam,” she said.

Marvin added that this year, scammers are very clever. “People can do little things to be more alert to the fact that these tricks are sophisticated,” she said.

Photo by A. Warner

 
Events this Week in Bronxville: December 13 to December 20, 2017 PDF Print Email

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By Staff


Wednesday, December 13
:  The Bronxville Village Planning Board will hold a meeting at 7:30 pm at Bronxville Village Hall. For more information, go to www.villageofbronxville.com or call 914-337-6500. 

ThursdayDecember 14:  The Bronxville Public Library Board of Trustees will have a meeting at 7:00 pm in the library. For more information, go to www.bronxvillelibrary.org or call 914-337-7680.

Saturday, December 16: The Reformed Church of Bronxville will host its annual Messiah-Sing accompanied by professional soloists and a professional chamber orchestra. The performance will be conducted by Dr. Sándor Szabó, minister of music and organist at the church. The soloists are Jennifer Ribeiro, soprano, Nani Fueting, mezzo-soprano, Erin Brooks, tenor, and Kyle Oliver, baritone. Scores will be provided. Participation is free, and a reception will follow. For more information, go to www.reformedchurch.org.

Saturday, December 16
:  The Pipe Dream Theatre will be performing A Holly, Jolly, Jammy Christmas at 7:00 pm at The Bronxville Women's Club's Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House at 135 Midland Avenue. For more information, call 914-337-3252, email  CLOAKING , or go to the club's new website at www.bronxvillewomensclubinc.org.

Sunday, December 17:  The Reformed Church of Bronxville will hold its annual holiday handbell concert at 4:00 pm. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.reformedchurch.org.

Monday, December 18:  The Bronxville High School Chorus and Orchestra will perform several movements from Mozart's Requiem for senior citizens at 2:00 pm in the school's auditorium. For more information, go to www.bronxvilleschool.org or call 914-395-0500. There will be a performance open to the public at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 20.

Tuesday, December 19:  Sheila Marcotte, Westchester County legislator for District 10, will be speaking about the history of the one-room Eastchester schoolhouse at 1:30 pm at The Bronxville Women's Club's Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House at 135 Midland Avenue. For more information, call 914-337-3252, email  CLOAKING , or go to the club's new website at www.bronxvillewomensclubinc.org.

Tuesday, December 19: The Bronxville Board of Education will hold a regular meeting at 7:00 pm in the school's multipurpose room. For more information, go to www.bronxvilleschool.org or call 914-395-0500.

Wednesday, December 20:  The Bronxville High School Chorus and Orchestra will perform several movements from Mozart's Requiem at 7:00 pm in the school's auditorium. For more information, go to www.bronxvilleschool.org or call 914-395-0500.

Pictured here:  Her name is Blair and her Grandma Penny said she wasn't too happy meeting Santa. 


Editor's note:  As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes notices about meetings of village government, the Bronxville Board of Education, and the board of trustees of the Bronxville Public Library. MyhometownBronxville does not independently research other events but will, at its discretion, consider including a notice of an event that will occur in Bronxville if information about the event is received by MyhometownBronxville (managing editor Marcia Lee at CLOAKING ) by noon on the Sunday before the subsequent Wednesday publication. These notices must not be advertisements; please send any requests for advertisements to Sarah Thornton Clifford at sethorntoncliff@aol.

 
Bronxville Residents Concerned about Tax Reform; Cannot Prepay 2018-19 Village Taxes PDF Print Email

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By Carol P. Bartold, Senior Reporter

Dec. 13, 2017: In anticipation of provisions of the tax reform bill that passed the United States House of Representatives in November and the Senate in December, many village property owners have expressed a desire to prepay their 2018-2019 property taxes.

At the Bronxville Board of Trustees meeting on December 11, Village Administrator Jim Palmer stated that, while the village is accepting payment for the second half of the 2017-2018 village tax, it is not able to accept 2018-2019 prepayments. “There seems to be a lot of confusion because there are many different taxing entities within Westchester County,” he noted. “Towns, cities, villages all have different cycles.”

Palmer explained that Bronxville operates as a village whose fiscal year begins June 1 and runs through May 31. Within that cycle, the warrant, or authorization issued to the tax receiver to collect tax payments, is traditionally issued in conjunction with the issuance of a tax roll, which identifies property owners, their addresses, and taxes due. That warrant issuance falls on or about May 31 for the next fiscal year. The village mails tax bills on June 1, the first day of the fiscal year.

“We don’t know what our tax levy is going to be until we finish our budget,” said trustee Guy Longobardo. He added that the tax bills are issued only when the budget is approved. “So until we issue a tax bill, there is no amount due. Therefore, there is nothing to prepay at this point.”

Mayor Mary Marvin pointed out that New York State laws are quite specific in stipulating how villages must operate. “All New York State villages operate the same way. We are not doing anything different,” she stated.

Palmer pointed out that a slightly more complicating factor of Bronxville’s tax bill is the inclusion of the school tax levy. “We need the school levy since it appears on the tax bill,” he said. The Bronxville Free Union School District typically adopts its budget in March, but village residents don't vote to approve the school budget until mid-May.

The village will be accepting payment for the second half of the 2017-2018 village tax through January 2, 2018. Village offices will be open every day except Christmas Day through the end of the year.

Pictured here (L to R):  Mayor Mary Marvin, Deputy Mayor Robert Underhill, trustee Guy Longobardo, and Village Administrator James Palmer.

Photo by Carol P. Bartold

 
Thirty Great Ways to Buy Bronxville for the Holidays PDF Print Email

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By Susan Miele


Dec. 13, 2017:  Keeping your money local is easy here in Bronxville, with so many independently owned boutiques, restaurants, and service providers, all in a walkable setting. Many shops are extending their business hours, parking has become plentiful, and customer service is neighborly.

Plan ahead, and your artfully wrapped gifts will await your arrival; pop in last minute and find pre-wrapped grab-and-gos. Best of all, your tax dollars will get reinvested where you live, and your purchases will help sustain a vital downtown and local workers. Below is a roundup of some of the many great ways to ring in the season with style in Bronxville. 


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  1. Shop for teas, herbal remedies, and soaps at newcomer Found Herbal Apothecary.

  2. Get party-ready with stylish footwear from the new Love My Shoes.

  3. Dress your kids in picture-perfect holiday attire in many styles at Adrian East, including several designed by Adrian herself. Tartan bows and velvet-flower hair clips top off the perfect girls’ outfit. Enter the store’s raffle for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate.

  4. Shop Toney Toni and the Gang for sparkly holiday attire, plus cozy sweaters that make welcome gifts for winter. Stop by on December 15 and 16 to shop the Ela Rae and Yarnz Trunk Show.

  5. Whip up a batch of holiday cookies and other cheer with a recipe from cookbooks found at Womrath Bookshop: America’s Test Kitchen’s The Perfect Cookie, Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook, Dorie Greenspan’s Dorie’s Cookies, Sally McKenney’s Sally’s Cookie AddictionHoliday Cookies by Elisabet der Nederlanden, and Cook’s Illustrated’s All-Time Best Holiday Entertaining.

  6. The ugly sweaters at Value Drugs are really…well, ugly...the perfect attire for Beer Noggin’s Ugly Sweater Party on December 21.

  7. Schedule your catering order with Ladle of Love.

  8. Shop with ease for the men in your life at harry – a Rothmans Project. Featured are graphic tees of classic kid lit and other icons, as well as shirts that show off Bronxville pride.

  9. Ride the Jedi wave with any of many Lego Star Wars sets found at Bronxville Stationers.

  10. Try the new panettone at Chantilly Patisserie and order your holiday cake pops and bûche de noël.

  11. Glitz up your décor with sparkly accessories at Mano A Mano

  12. …and glitz up her neckline with sparkly accessories at LaGravinese Jewelers.

  13. Add simple elegance with a tabletop Christmas tree from The Flower Shop of Tryforos and Pernice, a lovely hostess gift.

  14. Feast on the 7 Fishes at Underhills Crossing on Christmas Eve.

  15. For a one-of-a-kind gift, treat someone to a membership in Gramatan Village.

  16. Order monogramming at SilverSpoon.

  17. Frame a family heirloom at J Pocker & Son.

  18. Snag festive Caspari holiday crackers, jingle-bell bottle openers, and S’well water bottles (in some 20 designs) at Kensington Paper. Felt-ball earrings will make an impression!

  19. Save 20% on the inventory at Bronxville Jewelers, open every day through Christmas.

  20. Indulge in a peppermint bark milkshake or sundae at Häagen-Dazs.

  21. Find affordable gifts at Breezeway, from wintry accessories like fingerless gloves to all-season jewelry, bags, and more.

  22. Give enrichment with a gift certificate to the Bronxville Adult School

  23. …or the gift of fitness at Bronxville Fitness Club.

  24. Take the hassle out of shipping at the The UPS Store.

  25. Take a breather from holiday craziness with a massage or facial at Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary (then treat someone on your list to the same).

  26. Fill your pooch’s stocking at Provisions for Pets.

  27. Decorate with festive tableware, felt-animal ornaments, and even holiday pot holders from The Silk Road.

  28. Purchase a package deal at Blow and Beyond—for yourself!

  29. Buy a “Ready-to-Give product set at Fabio’s Hair Studios and receive a free conditioning treatment.

  30. Join the family New Year’s Eve party at Blue Moon Mexican Café and get the kids to bed at a reasonable time.


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Pictured here (from top down):  Merchandise from Kensington Paper, The Silk Road, and Adrian East.

Photo by Susan Miele



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Advent Calendars for Local Churches: December 13 to December 25, 2017 PDF Print Email

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By Staff


Dec. 13, 2017: Editor's note:  Advent schedules for Bronxville-area churches will be posted as they arrive. Listed below in alphabetical order are those we have received.


Christ Church Bronxville
17 Sagamore Road

Sunday, December 17

After 10:00 pm service:  Christ Church Christmas Party

Sunday, December 24 

3:30 pm:  Organ Prelude, Christmas Carols

4:00 pm:  Family Christmas Eve Crèche Mass

10:30 pm:  Christmas Prelude 

11:00 pm:  Solemn Midnight Mass

Monday, December 25

10:00 am:  Christmas Day Mass

 

The Reformed Church of Bronxville
180 Pondfield Road

Sunday, December 17

4:00 pm:  Christmas Handbell Concert

Thursday, December 21

7:00 pm:  Blue Christmas Service to lift up feelings of those grieving

Sunday, December 24

4:00 pm:  Family Christmas Eve Service

5:30 pm:  Bronxville Village Christmas Pageant

7:00 pm:  Candlelight Service with Chamber Choir

11:00 pm:  Service of Lessons and Carols

Monday, December 25

10:30 am:  Christmas Day Service


St Joseph

14 Cedar Street

Saturday, December 24

       8:00 am:  Mass

       9:30 am:  Family Mass

       10:40 am, 12pm, 1:15pm:  Mass

       4:00pm: Vigil Mass with Cantor

       4:00pm: Vigil Mass with Choir

       6:30pm:  Family Mass with Children's Choirs

       10:00pm:  Vigil Mass with Cantor

Sunday, December 25

       8:00, 10am:  Mass


Village Lutheran Church

172 White Plains Road

Wednesday, December 20

7:00 pm:  Advent Midweek Service: a service of Lessons & Carols (led by The Chapel School Choirs)

Saturday, December 24

10:00 am:  Advent Service; Christmas Eve Daylight Service with Communion

5:00 pm:  Christmas Eve Children's Service

8:00 pm:  Candles and Carols and Choirs Service

Sunday, December 25

10:00 am:  Merry Christmas Service

 

West Center Congregational Church
101 Pondfield Road West at Chatfield Road

Sunday, December 17, Third Sunday of Advent

New Toys for Tots Collection Ends

Sunday, December 24 Fourth Sunday of Advent

11:00 am:  Morning Worship at 11:00 am, as usual

8:00 pm:  Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols


Photo by A. Warner 

 
Eighteen Broncos Selected as 'Journal News' All-Stars PDF Print Email

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By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer 


Dec. 13, 2017: Awards just keep coming for the Bronxville fall athletes. Last week, eighteen Broncos were recognized as All-Stars by the Journal News, and All-State honors came out for boys’ and girls’ soccer and girls’ cross country. 

Six Broncos have been given All-State recognition so far, and field hockey and football nominations will come out at a later date. Cross country runners Matt and Alex Rizzo were named to the first team in Class C, Natalie Weiner was named to the second team in Class C, and Emma Mandanas was given honorable mention recognition. Rachael Peacock, a junior on the varsity soccer team, was named to the second team in Class B, and Jeb Burnell, a forward on the boys’ varsity soccer team, was named to the All-State team for small schools.  

Burnell, a senior, has played on the varsity team for four years and helped lead the team to the sectional semifinals this fall.   

“Honestly, it has been the most fun I have ever had playing soccer,” said Burnell. “I played for travel and club teams, but it is so different when you put on the Bronxville jersey. You are representing your school and there is a whole lot more you want to play for.” 

Four Broncos were named to the Journal News All-Star first team, swimmer Alisa Fominykh, soccer player Rachel Peacock, and cross country runners Matt Rizzo and Natalie Weiner. Fominykh placed 5th in the state in the 50 free and 7th in the 100 free. Rizzo finished 2nd at states in the Class C race and placed 15th at the Federation meet, and Weiner, the Section 1 Class C Champion, placed 9th at states. Rachael Peacock was named League III Player of the Year. 

A complete list of the Journal News All-Stars is listed below.

 

Girls’ cross country 

First Team: Natalie Weiner, junior

Honorable Mention: Gigi Chrappa, junior 

 

Boys’ cross country

First Team: Matt Rizzo, junior

Honorable Mention: Alex Rizzo, junior 

 

Field Hockey

Second Team: Kat Ungvary, senior

Honorable Mention: Hadley Barr, senior, Caroline Brashear, junior, Fiona Jones, junior, and Claire Kraemer, senior

 

Girls' Tennis

Second Team: Ava Bruno, 7th grade, and Katherine Forst, freshman

 

Girls' Swimming

First Team: Alisa Fominykh

Honorable Mention: Julia Bazinet, 7th grade, Caroline McGrath, freshman, and Emily Gjertsen, sophomore

 

Girls' Soccer

First Team: Rachael Peacock, junior

Honorable Mention: Catherine Faville, junior, and Laura Holland, senior

 

Boys’ soccer

Honorable Mention: Jeb Burnell, senior 

 

Go Broncos.

 
Bronxville Girls' and Boys' Varsity Soccer Players Host Alumni Games Thanksgiving Weekend PDF Print Email

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By Jane Sears 


Dec. 13, 2017:  For the second year in a row, former soccer players from the girls’ varsity team gathered at Chambers Field on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to join previous teammates and fellow alumnae for a competitive and fun game of soccer. 

Approximately 24 former Bronco players spanning teams from 2000 to 2016 split into two squads (Blue vs Gray) for another battle of the alumnae with Coach Don (“Coop”) Cupertino proudly at the helm.

These ladies took the field playing two 30-minute halves, each calling upon old skills to generate a win for their respective teams. While some came equipped with their own cleats and shin guards, others had not owned these in years; but all showed up with energy, a sense of humor, and a huge dose of the old Bronco competitiveness.

In the end, the Blue team edged past Gray for a 4-3 win off a last-minute goal from Beth O’ConnorMaddy St. Onge had a great day, as well, netting a couple of goals to help the Gray team win. 

Meanwhile, present and former members of the boys’ varsity soccer team gathered on newly turfed Hayes Field to kick off their first-ever alumni soccer game. Coach Donny Lucas assembled teams, and the boys went at it.

With fewer numbers for this inaugural game, substitutions were few, which led to Donny playing in goal. The level of enthusiasm and determination was heightened as the boys tried to score on their coach. Among the scorers for the boys were Andrew Dent, Matt Wagner, and Brewster Warble, to name a few. The boys represented teams from 2010 to 2017. The final score in this game was 6-5 with an immediate declaration of rematch for next year. And so the tradition begins for the boys as well.

Parents and fans of players lined each field enjoying the competition and connecting with old friends and fellow parents to relive the memories past seasons. Shots on goal produced loud cheers, as did great saves and defensive moves. It was a picture-perfect day for soccer, and everyone is already looking forward to next year.

The players and parents send special thanks to Karen Peterson for all her logistical support and to varsity coaches Don and Donny. They have built a program that goes beyond a program…it’s a family!

PLAYERS

Girls                                        

Catherine Bianco

Christie Bonfiglio

Maddie Campbell

Caroline Cory

Maddie Coyne

Shannon Crawford

Kristine Cupertino

Katie Cupertino

Mary Donovan

Michaela Donohue

Killian Donohue

Grace Devlin

Ashley Gietl

Natalie Kister

Beth O’Connor

Maggie Pyle

Fallon Raviol

Taylor Sears

Jess Tarangioli

Charlie Warble

Mason Warble

Elise Weir

Deanna Tito

Maddy St. Onge

 

Boys

Andrew Cargill

Nick Capasso

Gabriel Cervantes

Michael Crawford

Mac Crawford

Andrew Dent

JP Donohue

Jack Harwood

Jared Hendrick

Colin McCloskey

Matt McCloskey

Guy McKhann

Cameron McKhann

Gabe Morato

Mark Sears

Kip Stack

James Swartz

Alston Tarry

Matt Ulrich

Will Vranka

Brewster Warble

Matt Wagner

Pictured here (rotating): The participants in the second annual girls’ alum soccer game; present and former Broncos who played in the alum games over Thanksgiving weekend.

Photos by Kathie Donahue

 
Former Bronxville Athletic Director Bill Green to Be Honored PDF Print Email

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By Linda Pagano, Bronxville School Parent


Dec. 13, 2017: The Bronxville High School Athletic Department and Athletic Council will celebrate and honor former Bronxville athletic director Bill Green with the Annual Bill Green Holiday Tournament this weekend. 

Bill Green was a longtime coach of the Bronxville basketball program, coach of JV football, and assistant coach of the varsity football, track, and golf teams. A World War II Navy pilot, Green’s legacy has had a lasting impact on the Bronxville varsity sports program, with a career spanning over twenty-five years and highlights that include a trip to the 1982 quarterfinals of the New York State Basketball Championships and being named league coach of the year twice.

Bill passed away in 2014, but in his memory, we are pleased to have sponsored the Annual Bill Green Holiday Tournament since 1976. Broncos from years past remember that you could always count on Coach Green to wear his trademark red socks to games. Once a Bronco, Always a Bronco!

Bronxville will host the basketball tournament in the main gym with tip-off on Thursday, December 14, at 6:15 pm.

Competing schools include Sacred Heart, Nanuet, Pleasantville, and Bronxville for the boys and North Salem, Hastings, Alexander Hamilton, and Bronxville for the girls.

Schedule

Thursday, December 14, 6:15 pm:  Girls' Varsity Basketball Opening Round Game, vs. Alexander Hamilton

Friday, December 15, 7:00 pm:  Boys' Varsity Basketball Opening Round Game, vs. Pleasantville 

Saturday, December 16 (inclement weather date Sunday, December 17)

Noon:  Boys' Consolation Game
2:00 pm:  Girls' Consolation Game
4:00 pm:  Boys' Championship Game
6:00 pm:  Girls' Championship Game

Team trophies will be awarded for first, second, and third place. One most valuable player and five all-tournament players will be selected by coaches.

Tournament details and times are available on the Bronxville Athletic Department website.

Tickets will be available at the door for $2 for adults and $1 for students, and the concession stand will serve a variety of tantalizing treats, including hot dogs, candy, snacks, and drinks. Proceeds will benefit the Bronxville Athletic Program through the PTA’s Athletic Council. Get there early for the best seats!

 
Bronxville Library Receives Preservation Award PDF Print Email

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By Erin Saluti, Co-Chair, The Bronxville Historical Conservancy


Dec. 13, 2017:  The Bronxville Historical Conservancy is pleased to announce that the Bronxville Public Library art collection is the recipient of the 2017 Preservation Award. The award will be presented on December 13 at the conservancy’s annual membership meeting and holiday reception at Siwanoy Country Club.

Established in 2015, the Preservation Award recognizes excellence in preservation, restoration, and conservation in the Village of Bronxville. Projects eligible for consideration include architectural restoration; conservation of architectural elements; renovations and additions; garden and landscape design; craftsmanship and fine art; preservation of the historical record; and stewardship and advocacy. Curator Jayne Warman submitted the application on behalf of the library in the stewardship and advocacy category.

The Preservation Award committee considered several submissions. Thoughtful deliberation occurred over several meetings this fall, and the library art collection emerged not only as an outstanding demonstration of excellence in stewardship, but also preservation, restoration, and conservation.

The committee determined this important collection of American paintings, drawings, sculpture, etchings, and prints — referencing Bronxville’s history as an art colony and the broader Hudson River School — should be recognized as an outstanding community legacy. The committee found the collection unique in that it is beautifully exhibited in an intimate public space and is accessible to all age groups. In addition, the care that has been given over the years to the restoration, cataloguing, appraisal, security, and overall conservation of the collection is a demonstration of stewardship at its best. It is a fine example of the community’s appreciation for its artistic heritage and also serves to spark inquiry into this history.

The award committee included seven professionals with expertise across a broad area of fields, including art, architecture, interior and landscape design, journalism, and city planning. The committee members were Suzanne Pratt Davis, journalist; Maureen Hackett, landscape designer; Anderson Kenny, architect; Stafford Meyer, interior and product designer; Sarah Underhill, freelance editor, writer, and art historian; Larry Vranka, lawyer and member of the Narragansett Historic Commission, Rhode Island; and Erin Saluti, co-chair of The Bronxville Historical Conservancy.

Erin Saluti described the challenging decision the committee faced: “We were honored to have received a group of outstanding projects for consideration spanning several categories.  Although this made our decision difficult, it confirmed for us the pronounced care and ‘spirit of place’ exhibited by the residents of our community and of which the conservancy works so hard to foster.”

Sarah Normand, president of the board of trustees of the Bronxville Public Library said, “Our treasured artworks are an integral part of what makes the Bronxville Library so very special. For decades, the library's trustees, directors, and curators have cared for the collection. We thank the conservancy for this wonderful recognition of their dedicated stewardship.”

In 2015, the inaugural award was presented to People’s United Bank for the restoration of the 1920s Gramatan National Bank Clock, and in 2016, Houlihan Lawrence was recognized for the exterior renovation of its historic home and offices at 4 Valley Road. 

Pictured here:  The Bronxville Historical Conservancy Preservation Award.

Photo courtesy Ellen de Saint Phalle, Member, Board of Trustees, The Bronxville Historical Conservancy


 
Bronxville High School Senior Joshua Raiff Nominated for Presidential Scholars Program PDF Print Email

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Contributed by Michael Ganci, Syntax, for The Bronxville School


Dec. 13, 2017:  Joshua Raiff, a Bronxville High School senior, is among 25 high school students across the state to be nominated for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program recognizes and honors some of the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors and it is considered one of the highest honors for high school students. Every year, one young man and one young woman from each state are named as Presidential Scholars.

“Josh redefines grit, determination, and perseverance,” said high school guidance counselor Aaron Kind. “He has developed a plethora of interests throughout his high school career. He has a passion for history, specifically, military and food, and loves to read books. Also, Josh has an insatiable desire to understand the natural world. This is evident by his course choices during his time in high school and his presentation at the Innovation Expo last spring. Josh is destined to make a meaningful impact on the world.”

According to state officials, the nominees exhibit exceptional leadership qualities and prove that creativity and perseverance can make a positive impact. The names of the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars will be announced in early May. 

Pictured here:  Joshua Raiff.

Photo courtesy The Bronxville School

 
Villa BXV Hosts Reception for Mayor Mary Marvin and Community Leaders PDF Print Email

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By Dean Bender, Thompson & Bender, for Villa BVX


Dec. 13, 2017:  Villa BXV, the condominium building in Bronxville Village across from Christ Church, recently hosted a reception for business and community leaders.

Among those attending the November 29 evening event were Bronxville's Mayor Mary Marvin and Villa BXV developer John Fareri.

The 53-home building on Kensington Road was developed by Fareri Associates and constructed by Gateway Development, a Fareri company.

The residences feature open-plan great rooms and kitchens with gourmet islands and high-end appliances. 

Eighty percent of the homes are sold. The base price for the remaining homes is $1,503,000.  

Pictured here (L to R):  Villa BXV director of sales and marketing, Elise Platt; Villa BXV developer John Fareri, president of Fareri Associates; Bronxville's Mayor Mary Marvin; and Neil DeLuca, president of The DeLuca Group.

 
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