Bronxville Business News

April 10 – 16, 2014

In this issue… 

Easter & Passover…JLB Bunco Night…Who Met Gov Cuomo…Free Cancer Screening…and More!


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!

To those of you who have sent in your voluntary $8 to help offset the cost of the Guide, we thank you! Checks can be made payable to The Bronxville Chamber of Commerce and sent to 81 Pondfield Rd., Suite 7, Bronxville, NY 10708. Every contribution helps us keep the Guide in continued publication—84 years and counting!

Mayor Marvin and Chamber Director Susan Miele were guests at this week’s meeting of the Bronxville PTA. The Chamber thanks the PTA for their support of local buying in Bronxville! Our local, independent businesses are the ones that can be counted on time and time again to support our community organizations.

Easter and Passover

The Chamber has begun populating our annual Easter & Passover in Bronxville photo album! Do some armchair shopping while you peruse our finds. Check back next week for updates!

SilverSpoon has beautiful Easter dresses and bonnets for little girls! Pictures are in the Chamber’s photo album. 81 Pondfield Rd.

Womrath Bookshop has a great assortment of Passover and Easter books in their children’s section, as well as holiday greeting cards. Photos of some of the selections are on our Facebook page. Pondfield Rd.

Hosting? Place your order for your lamb and other meat specialties—including goose; homemade dishes and pastas; tomato and mozzarella platters via Arthur Avenue; and other items at Mini’s Prime Meats & Specialties at 15 Park Pl; 779-1948. Orders requested by April 17.

Beautiful floral arrangements for your holiday table can be obtained from Mrs. Morgan’s Flower Shop Easter arrangements–or custom-design your own! View examples here.

Topps Bakery has lots of Easter candy (even “Bunny Corn”—like candy corn, get it?) chocolates, and baked items, including giant chocolate bunnies, cupcakes that are decorated to look like Easter baskets, and more! Pondfield Rd.

Much to report from Chantilly Patisserie! First, 5 Golden Tickets will be hidden in Chantilly pastries throughout Easter week. Find a lucky ticket for a chance to win free cakes, desserts, French macarons, and much more! Next, place your Easter orders early! Click Here for Easter Menu, which includes Easter sugar cookies, Easter cupcakes, croissants, hot cross buns, French baguettes, quiche, fresh fruit tarts, chocolate bunnies and much more. Pick up Saturday, April 19, 8am-4pm or Easter Sunday 7am-1pm. 135 Parkway Rd.

Scarborough Fair Catering has posted their Easter menu. Click here for the delectable selections. All orders, to ensure availability, must be placed by Tuesday, April 15. All orders will be delivered April 19 between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Bronxville Stationers has window clings, assorted egg-dying kits, paper goods, treat bags, baskets, and adorable stuffed bunnies. View our pix. Pondfield Rd.

Adrian East has classic Easter clothing for your little ones, including Brother/Sister Easter outfits; hand-embroidered, all-cotton Easter sweaters; classically styled children’s apparel, and festive hair bows to top it all off! Kraft Ave.

Value Drugs is offering an Easter sale through April 14. The shelves are well stocked with Easter items, including baskets galore, egg-decorating kits, window clings, paper goods, tons of candy, Lindt Easter bunnies (for the discriminating child in your life), décor, baking supplies, and much more. Pondfield Rd.

Free delivery is being offered by Topps Wine and Liquor, now through Good Friday. Manager personal recommendations for Easter include: Muga Seleccion Especial Rioja 2009 ($42.99; Highly Recommended), described as “Powerful yet harmonious, this rich red delivers black cherry, licorice, fresh herb, smoke and mineral flavors that mingle seamlessly over firm, well-integrated tannins, while balsamic-tinged acidity drives the flavors through the long, spicy finish. Drink now through 2025”; 95 points Wine Spectator – Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro “Gold Label” 2008 ($37.99) – “Shows the distinctive Tuscan bouquet of a great Chianti Classico Riserva with notes of violet, cherry and plum, and aromas of chocolate and spice. On the palate, the wine has well-defined structure and a generous, fruity core accented by hints of chocolate, cinnamon and spicy hints of black pepper…”; and The Girls in the Vineyard Cabernet 2011 ($22.93) – “Grown on the upper slopes of the Beckstoffer Amber Knolls Vineyard in the Red Hills of Lake County.… Exhibits classic mountain characters of intensity and balance with a ripe cherry aroma….” Pondfield Rd.

View additional holiday items from Mano A Mano (all-nature chocolate eggs and more; 81 Pondfield Rd) and Kensington Paper (annual hand-painted Austrian Easter Eggs, and more; 82 Kraft Ave) in the Chamber’s photo album.

J&G Deli and Market at 502 New Rochelle Rd is accepting Easter orders. Highlights include homemade Pizza Rustica and Homemade Easter Cheesecake. Also pick up your Easter bread and view their catering menu for your feast at

What’s New…

In honor of April being Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Joseph F. Manzi, DDS, is offering Complimentary Oral Cancer Screening between now and Memorial Day to new and existing patients using Velscope. Velscope uses fluorescence visualization to expose pre-cancerous and cancerous cell changes that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye. The Velscope examination takes only three minutes. It is a painless and non-invasive procedure that saves many lives every year. To book your appointment, call 652-7333. 311 White Plains Rd, Eastchester.

Principal Broker Leah Caro of Bronxville-Ley Real Estate attended an event for Governor Cuomo to thank him for his support of homeownership and his tax policies. As the Co-Chair of the HGAR Legislative Council, she attends political events for myriad candidates of both parties – to continually remind them that our residents and the homes they own are integral to our County’s health and should never be the first (easy) place to find tax monies.

Gramatan Travel is offering one complimentary dinner for two when you book Round Hill Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica, for travel May 1 through September 2014. Valid for all accommodations and may be used for free-night promotions and consortia amenities. Must book by April 30, 2014. 337-1333.

As seen in’s Local Life & Style newsletter, Ernie’s Wine Bar + Eats is offering a complimentary glass of wine with lunch from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday through April 15! 7 Pondfield Rd.

Just in at Citrine: One-of-a-kind tanzanite necklace with gold crown work accents and oxidized silver chain by Ray Griffiths! 22 Park Pl.

Try Fabio’s Hair Studio’s new Nectaya Nurturing Hair color line by Goldwell! The latest Amonia-Free permanent color with 100% grey coverage. Enriched with deep conditioning Argan oil, Nectaya will give you a noticeably healthier hair feeling! Book your appointment now to experience the shade that fits you. 137 Parkway Rd.

Spring into Savings at Spruce Home and Garden with their ongoing sale: 30% off Fiberglass containers and pots; 30% off Terracotta pots; 30% off Lanterns and Tin containers; 25% off Anacara and Brown Jordan outdoor furniture; 15% off Caravita Umbrellas; 15% off Surya Outdoor Rugs. Sale runs through April 14. Pondfield Rd.

Spring Break

Around the Horn Baseball Camp will offer Spring Break Baseball and Softball Camp Monday, April 14, through Thursday, April 17. This camp is designed to teach kids (ages 7-12) all areas of the game. Young sluggers will have fun learning drills that will improve their baseball and softball skills while giving them a better understanding of how the game is played. Video analysis is included. Camp will be held at Labriola Field in Eastchester. Cost: $275 for 9:00 am-2:00 pm or $375 for 9:00 am-3:30 pm. Sibling discounts are available, as is early drop-off. Click here for details and the application. For more info: 498-4988 or

The Bronxville Public Library has crafted a robust schedule of activities to keep little ones out of your hair during Spring Break! Offerings include “The Stringed Cheese Music Show” (Monday, April 14, at 2:00 pm); Mario Kart Tournament (Tuesday, April 15, at 2:00 pm); Bunny Go-Kart Food Craft (Wednesday, April 16, at 2:00 pm); Bricks-4-Kids Lego (Thursday, April 17, at 3:00 pm); and Easter Egg Critter Craft (Saturday, April 19, at 2:00 pm). Registration is required for all but the music show:  337-7680 x34 or email

Ballet Arts will offer Spring Vacation Performing Arts Camp April 14-18 at their Pelham location for boys and girls ages 5 years through 15 years. Age-appropriate group classes are planned. The schedule changes every day, with the curriculum offered on a rotating basis, including Hip-Hop, Modern, Tap, Musical Theater, Irish Step, Voice, Staging, Ballet, Jazz, African, Arts & Crafts, Chinese, Cheerleading and Tumbling. Both a half-day and an all-day program are available, as are extended hours and sibling discounts. Click here for details or contact them directly: 738-8300;

Events—Shopping, Dining, Education, Entertainment, and More

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!

Toney Toni and the Gang will host a Trunk Show with ISDA & CO—a favorite with their customers—on Thursday, April 10. The trunk show will feature casual, stylish, easy tops, pants, t-shirts, sweaters, skirts, dresses….perfect things for going away, celebrating Easter or Passover, or just a great new spring outfit! Plus it truly is a great time to stop by and see all of Toney Toni’s new uplifting Spring Collections! The ISDA & CO merchandise will be in the store for the weekend as well. Pondfield Rd.

The Junior League of Bronxville invites you to Bunco Night–an evening of “dice, drinks, nibbles, raffle”—Thursday, April 10. Have fun while supporting a good cause! Enticing raffle prizes have been donated by generous Chamber members: a personal training session and 5 fitness classes at Lyte Body Fitness (value: $225); Day of Beauty in Bronxville, including a blow dry at Continental 109 Salon; a $50.00 gift card and two pairs of Hanky Panky undies from Yum Yum Tree (value: $90). Click here for details.

Facebook? Twitter? LinkedIn? Pinterest? Instagram?  Feel like there’s a whole world you’re missing out on? Here’s your chance to start connecting with family, friends and associates in a whole new way: Bridget Gibbons, of Gibbons Digital Consultants, will offer a class called “Keeping Up with Social Media” via The Bronxville Adult School so you can learn how to log-in, create a profile, send messages, upload and share photos, and more. Thursday, April 10, 7:00-9:00 pm. $40.

Catch live entertainment at J.C. Fogarty’s: Friday, April 11 – Timeless; Saturday, April 12 – High Five. Plus: Karaoke every Wednesday, and catch all Soccer Games, all MLB, NHL, & NBA Games with Direct TV. 60 Kraft Ave.

Peter North—known for his photography and videography services in Bronxville—will be a performer at the Bronxville Women’s Club, along with BWC regular Joyce Balint. On the bill will be acoustic swing and popular standards from the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. Friday, April 11, 8:00-10:30 pm. Admission only $5, which includes coffee, tea, and munchies. BYOB ok too. 135 Midland Ave.

Stop into Spruce Home & Garden to get a sneak peak at Barbara Whitworth’s beautiful hat collection. Designed to protect against harmful UV Rays, these hats are as practical as they are fashionable. Their first trunk show will be on Saturday, April 12, from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. RSVP at 877-633-2236 X150. 48 Pondfield Rd.

Enjoy free “Table Tune-Ups” with Peter Iocovello of Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary on Sunday, April 13, 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Bronxville Running Company, featuring 15-Minute Hip Alignment, Mini-Stretch, and Clothed Massage. Pondfield Rd.

As part of their “Dinner with the Doctor” series, join Dr. Preya Ananthakrishnan, a board-certified breast surgeon with Columbia University Center for Advance Surgery, at Lawrence Hospital, to learn about what you can do to prevent breast cancer. Light dinner will be served. Register on-line by clicking here. The event, which will take place Thursday, April 17, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, is free, and individuals are encouraged to bring a friend.

Operation PROM will be selling a limited number of wedding and bridesmaid dresses for a $25 donation on Saturday, April 19, 2pm-4pm, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Cash and carry, while supplies last.

Mambo 64’s next interactive cooking class will be a Brazilian-themed class taught in conjunction with Westchester Community College, on Monday, April 21, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. 606 6830 x1 for info. 64 Main St., Tuckahoe.

The 2014 Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival will take place from April 25-27 on the SLC campus. The Festival offers readings, panels, craft talks, workshops, and a small-press book fair. This year’s confirmed poets include: Kim Addonizio; Bob Hicok; Eileen Myles; Maurice Manning; Victoria Redel; James Hoch; Emily Pettit; Mary Stone Dockery; Hoa Nguyen; dg nanouk okpik; Alan Gilbert; Paisley Rekdal; Ross Gay; and Aziza Barnes. All events are free and open to the public. Click here for the schedule. For info:

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Susan Miele
Executive Director

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The Chamber is organized for the purpose of advancing the commercial, civic and general interests of the Village of Bronxville and vicinity.

About Bronxville

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


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