February 27- March 5, 2014
In this issue…
Whats coming to Bronxville…Congratulations…20 Events…Tax Tips…and More!
Chamber Special Offer
Steve Pagliaroli Painting Inc is offering an early-bird spring special for both interior and exterior painting and wallpaper installation: Book before March 15, 2014, and receive a 5% discount for all work. www.stevepagpainting.com
The Bronxville Farmers’ Indoor Market is now held every Saturday until April 26th at 1 Pondfield Road from 9 to 1…rain, sleet, snow and sun!
The Chamber now has 448 “likes” on Facebook! Can you please help us get to 450? Please like our Facebook page if you haven’t already–and encourage others to do so if you have. Thanks!
Congratulations Are in Order!
You’ve always known that J.C. Fogarty’s is all heart, but their recent fundraising efforts on behalf of St. Baldrick’s Foundation—which is dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer—is tremendous. A thousand congratulations to the staff and all the volunteers, donors, and shavees for raising over $113,000 for cancer research. The story was picked up by News 12 Westchester!
Congratulations to Chantilly Patisserie, whose photo on Facebook got a “like” from none other than Martha Stewart! When will you be on the Food Network, ladies??
Congratulations to Lawrence Hospital Center Nurse Susan Neithardt who has just received the prestigious DAISY Award. The DAISY Award program recognizes extraordinary nurses around the world. Neithardt, who works in Labor and Delivery, has been with Lawrence Hospital Center for 41 years. (She even helped deliver the baby of yours truly—and was wonderful!).
Last but not least, the Bronxville Planning and Zoning Boards approved a variance to allow a new tenant occupy the vacant spot at 2 Cedar St, next door to Savanna at Home: Pure Barre! This popular exercise facility will be a great addition.
New Member Welcome
Please join the Chamber in welcoming one of our newest members: Not yet a year old, Mambo 64 has already won a spot on LoHud’s the Best New Places in Westchester County. Mambo 64 is open for lunch (Tuesday – Friday), dinner (Tuesday – Saturday), and Sunday brunch. Lunch showcases homemade Latin-style soups, an assortment of salads, yuca, maduros and baked sweet potato fries along with Cuban sandwiches. Dinner favorites include some of Mambo 64’s 11 tapas: Gambas al Ajillo (classic Spanish-style shrimp in sherry sauce), Empanadas—both beef and sweet potato, and Arlen’s Guacamole (made with grapes and toasted pecans). Main dishes include Chimichurri-marinated Grilled Hanger Steak, Pernil (marinated and slow-roasted pork shoulder). Brunch includes coconut pancakes, plantain-stuffed French toast, huevos rancheros. Specials reflect seasonal offerings, and gluten-free and vegetarian options are available. Latin- and Caribbean-influenced cocktails are made with fresh squeezed juices. Happy Hour (5:00 – 7:00 pm, Tuesday – Friday), offers special deals on house cocktails, house wine and beer. Take-out and catering are available, and the restaurant is available for parties. Additionally, Mambo 64 hosts interactive cooking classes. Chef/owner Arlen Gargagliano and her Chef de Cuisine, Stephanie Landis, bring guests an array of dishes from Gargagliano’s cookbooks as well as travels and life in both Spain and Latin America. Mambo 64 is located at 64 Main St (opposite Village Hall) in Tuckahoe. 222-9964. www.mambo64.com
Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary announces newly extended hours: Starting March 1, they will be open Tuesdays 10am – 8pm; Wednesdays 10am – 8pm; Thursdays 10am – 8pm; **Fridays 9am – 6pm**; **Saturdays 9am – 6pm**; **Sundays 10am – 5pm**.
Last year, the community helped Operation PROM raise over $10,000 to provide the Channel View High School with a special Prom after recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Be a Prom Hero this year and you can be entered to win some fabulous prizes! See their PromHero Campaign on Crowdrise.
John Cola, owner of Studio One, has been designing haircuts for more than 4 decades. Prior to owning and operating Studio One, he apprenticed at Henri Bendel’s on 5th Ave in Manhattan and studied with Paul Mitchell and his team of stylists. Let him spend an hour with you to design a cut to suit your needs and lifestyle. Prices: $200 for first-time clients only $125 follow-up appointments (limited days only). Call for a free consultation: 337-0088.
Lawrence Hospital Center will offer free guided meditation sessions for those who have been diagnosed with cancer. The sessions will be held every fourth Thursday. For details, click here.
Kraft Bistro announces a new schedule: They will be closed for lunch Mon-Wed (opening at 5:00 pm). They will continue to serve lunch Thurs-Sat. Kraft Ave.
Thanks to the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) in January 2013, several tax provisions were extended through 2013 that are of benefit to taxpayers filing 2013 returns this year. Wondering how these changes affect you this tax season? Read Six Tax Changes Benefitting Taxpayers in 2013, courtesy of Hymes & Associates CPA, P.C., www.hymescpa.com; 961-1200.
Patricia O’Shaughnessy Design added 14 new photos to the album West 72nd. This apartment was recently refreshed. You can see their original take on the apartment from about 10 years ago at PattiOhome.com. Enjoy!
Chantilly Patisserie introduced new items this past weekend: Banana French Macarons; Chantilly baby cakes offered in 3 different flavors; German Chocolate Cupcakes; and Smores Cupcakes. Yum! Parkway Rd.
Microsoft officially ends Windows XP operating system’s life cycle on April 8, 2014–meaning Microsoft will no longer sell or support Windows XP or Office 2003. Additionally, they will no longer provide security patches, bug fixes, updates, free assisted online technical support or critical security updates for Windows XP. After April 8, continuing to run Windows XP on any of your computers will leave your computer and your entire network highly vulnerable to security risks and viruses with potentially disastrous results. Computer Troubleshooters can help you understand your Windows XP migration options and work with you to develop an upgrade strategy and help you avoid major security threats and compliance issues associated with continuing to run Windows XP. Take advantage of their limited-time offer (through April 30, 2014) of a free assessment of your upgrade options. Call Computer Troubleshooters at 202-9793.
Demand for The Bronxville Adult School’s iClasses has been so strong, they’ve added more new classes this spring: In iCloud: Keep Your Documents up to Date on all Devices (starts March 24) you’ll learn how Apple’s iCloud seamlessly integrates your content across your Apple devices – even locate your iPad if it’s lost! And, if you’re not sure which of the over 1,000,000 apps to put on your iDevice, then App Fundamentals: for iPhone, iPad, iPod (March 6) will help you select. Learn how to search, install, sync to your devices and more. If you’re not using the App Store or iCloud, you’re not using your devices to their fullest.
Did You Know…?
Arista Camera and Imaging provides professional quality photos for US passports, Visa, Canadian passports, and other business ID requirements on site while you wait. In addition, head shots for web pages, business cards, and other printed materials are available, including retouching to assure that you look your best. Passport photos require no appointment; business portraits do require one. 108 Pondfield Rd.
Having enjoyed the tennis lessons I took last fall with Bronxville tennis pro Mike Virgilio through the Bronxville Adult School, I didn’t hesitate to sign up for the spring offering! The class size is intimate, so there’s a lot of time to practice, and Mike is great at tailoring his instruction to each student’s abilities. Classes are offered both weekday mornings and weekend afternoons. www.bronxvilleadultschool.org.
Stop by the Bronxville Hearing Center office through February 28 to pick up a free pedometer, courtesy of Oticon USA, Inc., in an effort to increase the awareness of the link between cardiovascular health and hearing health. 1 Stone Place, #203.
Provisions for Pets carries “Walk Safe” ice melt. It is safe for your pets, your lawn, shrubs and vegetation and your walkway. Be careful of the many other ice melts that claim they are safer than salt. Many are made with Magnesium Sulfate that can be toxic to your pets if ingested (paw licking). Magnesium toxicity results when the body absorbs more magnesium than can it excrete. Symptoms include fall in blood pressure, confusion, abnormal cardiac rhythm, and deterioration of kidney function. 110 Kraft Ave.
The Bronxville Farmers’ Indoor Market is now held every Saturday until April 26th at 1 Pondfield Road from 9 to 1…rain, sleet, snow and sun!
Weezie D and Her Honor Mentoring are hosting an exciting evening for mentors and the local community to meet, mingle and learn about the latest fashion trends for Spring / Summer 2014. Kendra Charisse Porter, Founder & Image Consultant of Honor Your Style, will discuss Fashion Trends. Thursday, February 27, 7:00-9:00 pm. 15 Park Pl.
The public is invited to attend the Bronxville Women’s Club’s annual Philanthropic benefit Luncheon and Bridge on Thursday, February 27, beginning at noon. Funds raised go towards the Club’s philanthropic efforts. There will also be a White Elephant Sale, Bake Sale, and raffles during the day. Admission donation: $25 each. Call 337-3252 or email the club for more information.
Here’s the upcoming piano bar schedule at Underhills Crossing: Thursday, February 27 – 7:00-11:00 pm – Clare Cooper; Friday, February 28 – 8:00 pm-12:00 am – Yan; Saturday, March 1 – 8:00 pm-12:00 am – Mike LaMassa; Sunday, March 2 – 5:00-9:00 pm – Katya Grineva. 74.5 Pondfield Rd.
Join Park 143 Bistro this Friday, February 28, at 9:00 pm for an evening of jazz with The Eric Lesser Band. Enjoy dinner or their small plates as you swing and sway to a band that has performed or recorded with some of the greats in Jazz, Blues and Soul music, including George Benson, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Beach Boys & Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones. Reservations suggested. Info: 337-5100. 143 Parkway Rd.
The lineup at J.C. Fogarty’s: Friday, February 28 – Pumping Ethyl; Saturday, March 1 – The Fred Savages. 60 Kraft Ave.
Saturday, March 1, 1:00 pm: “A Conversation with Congresswoman Nita Lowey on Women in Public Service,” including guest speaker Mayor Mary Marvin. Refreshments will be served. Scarsdale Public Library, 54 Olmsted Rd. RSVP: email@example.com.
Support the arts! Join the OSilas Gallery for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and an artistic silent auction as part of their annual fundraiser, “For the Luv of Art, OSilas Gallery,” on Saturday, March 1, 5:30-7:30 pm. Featured at this event will be a conversation with Thomas Davies, whose collection is on view, as well as a silent auction, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. 2014 Award Honoree: The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. Tickets/info: 337-9300 x2173.
Sunday, March 2, 3:00 pm: The Reformed Church of Bronxville‘s Annual Choir Festival, now in its 62nd year. Come hear the talents of more than 60 musicians in 5 vocal choirs and the Kirk Ringers handbell choir, along with piano, organ, and trumpet accompaniment. Hymns, anthems, and contemporary gems will be performed. Free.
Late Winter Brunch event at Bronxville Women’s Club – Sunday, March 2, 12:00 pm. Live entertainment. Reserve by February 27: 337-3252.
Alison Nicholls will be Bronxville Women’s Club’s artist for the month of March. At her opening reception on Monday, March 3, at 7:00 pm she will speak about her art, Africa, and conservation. The BWC and the APLW will each receive 20% of the sale proceeds. For more info: www.bronxvillewomensclub.org.
Interested in learning more about the Nia technique? Now is your chance! Lyte Body Fitness of New York is partnering with Weezie D to offer a complimentary Nia technique class at their Bronxville boutique location on Tuesday, March 4, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Nia is an exhilarating barefoot cardio workout combining martial arts, dance, and the healing arts. Bring a water bottle—and a friend! Space is limited, so RSVP ASAP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate Mardi Gras at Blue Moon Mexican Café on Tuesday, March 4, featuring a clown (5:30-7:30 pm), food and drink specials, prizes, and giveaways. Watch their site for details: www.bluemoonmexicancafe.com.
March 5 is Wacky Wednesday at Blue Moon Mexican Café: Buy one taco salad, get one free! Offer valid for lunch only, 11:30 am – 4:00 pm. 7-27 Pondfield Rd.
The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to present an Author Reading and Interactive Discussion with young adult (YA) novelist and Writing Institute alumna Annabel Monaghan on Thursday, March 6, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Ms. Monaghan will read excerpts from her most recent novel, Double Digit. After the reading, she will be interviewed by Writing Institute instructor Jimin Han about the process of getting her books published and brokering a deal with the Disney Channel to create a movie based on her first book. An audience Q & A follows. Free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Info: 395-2205 or email@example.com. 45 Wrexham Rd.
Citrine will host its Annual Bridal Event featuring Michael Bondanza Bridal on Thursday, March 6, from 12:00 to 8:00 pm, and Friday, March 7, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Enter to win a gift basket valued at over $1500 and enjoy 10% off your purchase of $500 or more. Beautiful bridal jewelry from our collection of a bevy of talented designers will also be featured. 22 Park Pl.
The Bronxville Historical Conservancy will host its 16th Annual Brendan Gill Community Lecture on Friday, March 7, at 8:00 pm in the Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts on the campus of Concordia College. The guest speaker will be Nathaniel Philbrick, New York Times best-selling author who has won numerous awards for his historic tales of America and the sea. His book In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, which details the true story of a tragic 1819 voyage that served as inspiration for Herman Melville’s epic tale, won the National Book Award in 2000. His book Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for history. Free and open to the public. RSVP: 395-1052 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to offer Impact Writing for PR + Social Media + Web on Saturday, March 8, 10 am-1 pm at the Center for Continuing Education, 45 Wrexham Rd. This one-day workshop, led by public relations expert Suzanne Grossberg, will teach students how to pack a punch with their writing to promote projects via press releases, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Registration is $125/person. Enrollment deadline is March 3. Register at: www.slc.edu/writinginstitute. Info: 395-2205 or email@example.com.
On Monday, March 10, attend the “Meet the Mayors” panel sponsored by the Women’s Council of Realtors. Moderator Leah Caro of Bronxville-Ley Real Estate will keep the conversation lively. Click here for info.
Sign up for the Bronxville Adult School course, “Nutrition & Mindfulness: What is Feeding You?” Thursday, March 13, and Thursday, March 20, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm (both days). Topics include sugar detox, the scoop on gluten and dairy, and balanced eating based on your body type. The group will also discuss ways to increase mindfulness so you understand what you’re really hungry for. You will come away feeling empowered with tips on how to make choices that support your positive health and well-being for the long run. Instructor: Stephanie Filardi of Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary. www.bronxvilleadultschool.org.
Seeking P/T executive assistant with computer skills and knowledge of the financial services industry for a Bronxville Certified Financial Planner. Reply to 793 1213.
Haagen Dazs is seeking staff with a positive and friendly attitude and the availability to work varied hours and days , including nights, weekends and holidays. Must be at least 18 years of age.
Chantilly Patisserie is seeking experienced individuals for immediate hire: Baker and Pastry Cook. To apply, forward your resume to Jobs@Chantillybronxville.com.
Bronxville hair salon is seeking an apprentice assistant for a P/T position. Candidates must be talented, energetic, and motivated professionals looking to take their careers to the next level. Please describe your experience briefly and add your contact info. Click here.
Bronxville Depot Taxi is seeking drivers for all shifts. Must have a NYS Class E license and the Bronxville Taxi license. They will help get the taxi license. Call 337-8311 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm for details.
Attention College Grads: The Bronxville branch of Aegis Capital Corp., member FINRA/SIPC, is looking for four trainees who have graduated college and are interested in starting a career in brokerage/finance. Also looking for four fully licensed Series 7 or 6 registered representatives. Enjoy the benefits of a friendly, relaxed office, a liberal vacation policy, and a great espresso machine! Contact Steve Ircha, JD, at 917-561-5288 cell or office 914-361-1099.
The Chamber offers our sincere condolences to Mayor Mary Marvin on the recent passing of her father. Our hearts go out to Mayor Marvin and her family.
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The Village of Bronxville is a mile square community that is 15 miles north of midtown Manhattan. Our charming English-style Village is nestled along the banks of the Bronx River in Southern Westchester County with a population of 6,200 residents. From its beginnings in the mid-17th century, Bronxville has evolved into one of America’s premiere metropolitan suburbs.
The Board of Directors
- Patty Breen, President – Houlihan Lawrence
- Paul Ranieri, Vice President – D.C. Ranieri Insurance Company
- James Van Metter, Treasurer – James Van Metter Wealth Management
- Stephanie Weston, Secretary – People’s United Bank
- Deborah Souccar, Advisor – Refined Journeys
- Joan Iacono, Counsel – Joan Iacono, Esq.
- Susan Miele, Executive Director
- Donald Gray, Village Liaison
- Philip Hedger – Ernie’s Wine Bar + EATS
- Steve Ircha – Aegis Capital
- John Lee – Bronxville Stationers
- Lou Maggiotto – Nobile, Magarian & DiSalvo
- Kevin McNeill – Dobbs & Bishop Fine Cheese
- Steven Singer – Provisions for Pets
- Eben Thurston – Spring Marketing Strategies