Bronxville Business News

October 30-November 5, 2014

In this issue. . . 

Bronxville Fashion Show on TV…Petting Zoo…Amazing Book Swap…and More!


Don’t miss the Bronxville Farmers’ Market, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm every Saturday through November 22. Stone Place at Paxton Ave, Rain or shine! Visit the new BFM website:

 Making News

North—the new kid on the block—wasted no time making waves, with a televised fashion show featuring five fall/winter looks airing on Fios News 1! The models were all local ladies! Tune in next week for the link to the video!

Belated Recognition 

In last week’s newsletter, I acknowledged the contributions of our various local businesses to the success of The Bronxville Fall Sidewalk Sale and Bronxville Children’s Halloween Festival. However, just as Hillary Swank neglected to thank her husband in her Oscar acceptance speech, I left out someone too. The Chamber purchased two things from The Nella Company, one for each event: the beautiful 6’ banner that showcased the sponsors of the festival and the blue tote bags that were given out at the sidewalk sale. The bags were generously sponsored by Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate Services; Joseph F. Manzi, DDS; and Blue Moon Mexican Café.

Halloween Happenings 

Any child who comes into Lewiko Imaging Art in costume during the Halloween parade through town on Friday, October 31, can get their picture taken for free; the store will print this photo and display in the store and will award a $50 gift certificate—for use at either Lewiko Imaging Art or Bronxville Stationers—for the best costume! 108 Pondfield Rd.

Here are Halloween events for children at the Bronxville Public Library: Thursday, October 30 – 4:00-5:00 pm – Halloween Storycraft; Friday, October 31 – 9:30am-5:15pm – Trick-or-Treat at the Library. 201 Pondfield Rd.

As many as 35 new photos were added to the Chamber’s annual Halloween photo album just last night! Check out the roundup of Halloween merchandise, displays, and more around Bronxville, featuring Value Drugs, Womrath Bookshop, Park Place Bagels, Bronxville Stationers, Mrs. Morgan’s Flower Shop, Bronxville Vision Care, and more!

Fabio’s Hair Studio’s 13th annual Halloween party will take place on Friday, October 31 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. The Studio will become a “spooky fantasy world” with ghosts and goblins, spider webs with fluorescent insects, and all other kinds of fun Halloween decorations. The staff at Fabio’s will be doing face paint, make-up, hair styling, and applying temporary hair color to create an authentic look matching each kid’s costume. Call 337-1482. 137 Parkway Rd.

The Annual Children’s Costume Contest at Blue Moon Mexican Cafe will be on Friday, October 31. All children who dine in costume will be entered to win great prizes! 7-27 Pondfield Rd.

J. C. Fogarty’s will have their Annual Halloween Party 10/31 featuring Sugarush and cash prizes for best costumes! 60 Kraft Ave.

Be sure to place your Halloween orders with Chantilly Patisserie by Saturday, October 25! Call or email them at 771-9400 or

As mentioned in On Friday, October 31, Halloween night, at 5:00 pm, Dr. Sándor Szabó, minister of music and organist at The Reformed Church, will perform a short organ concert featuring a spooky selection of well-known organ music. This event is free and open to all ages. Come in costume and enjoy this festive music before or after trick-or-treating. Admission is free, and a reception will follow. For more info, call 337-6776 or go to

Show off your costume at Mambo 64. If you come in costume on Friday, October 31, your first house cocktail/wine or beer is on them! 222-9964. 64 Main St. Tuckahoe.

This Just In…

Check out Darphin’s newest addition to the ideal resource line, Ideal Resource Anti-Dark Circle Eye Illuminator, now available at Maison Rouge. Enriched with illuminating translucent optics, peptides and vitamin C, it offers instant and long-term benefits for dark circles and fine lines. Stop by the store and try it out! 27 Pondfield Rd.

North announces the arrival of Zadig & Voltaire and Alexander McQueen lines! Plus: They also now have a small selection of menswear as well–jeans made in Los Angeles, shirts and sweaters! Check it out here—or, better yet, stop in at 66 Pondfield Rd.

Savanna at Home will be accepting select furniture products on consignment, after 14 years in the village, where they have become an important design resource for custom upholstery, window treatments, rugs, wallpaper, fabrics and complementary in-home design services. Email them a photo of the item(s) you are interested in consigning with dimensions, and they will send you back the details to get started–or stop in and take advantage of their growing selection of consigned items at great prices. They also have an option to offer the piece in their consignment catalogue, which will always be out and available for bargain hunters to browse through. For more info: 337-9400 or 116 Pondfield Rd.


Register for BeFit Fitwalk by October 31, 2014, and enjoy unlimited classes for the entire month of November, menu planning, weekly “life coaching” emails, fitness tracking, accountability guidance, and personalized motivation-inspiration! Bring a friend for free! All this can be yours for the super-low price of just $49 (that’s 66% off their regular 1-Month Unlimited Package price of $150–which doesn’t even include all the above perks!). As this offer is only open to current members, just purchase one class before purchasing the BFF “2Fer” Special to qualify! Click here: BFF “2Fer” Special Offer.

Congratulations to Zak Failla, co-owner of Pure Mountain Olive Oils and Vinegars, on the birth of his first child! Dakota Red Cassady-Dorion is a beautiful boy!

Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty posted on Facebook that they receive “the most beautiful flower arrangements” from their neighbors at Tryforos & Pernice Florist. Click here for a photo!

Citrine jewelry cleaner and polishing cloths are now available for your jewels. 22 Park Pl.

Events-Shopping, Dining, Education. Entertainment, and More 

Don’t miss the Bronxville Farmers’ Market, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm every Saturday through November 22. Stone Place at Paxton Ave. Rain or shine!

David Otis Fuller of Bosworth, Gray & Fuller will be teaching a class called “How To Be an Executor” on Thursday, October 30, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. This presentation provides an overview of the legal rights and responsibilities of an executor and explains filing for probate, gathering assets, paying debts, the spousal election, beneficiary distributions, and general administration including intestate estates. Learn about your liabilities, responsibilities and commission. $30. Click here to register.

Author Matthew Thomas, who lived in Bronxville and whose bestselling novel “We Are Not Ourselves” is set here, will be giving a talk at Concordia College’s Sommer Center on Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 pm followed by a reception with book sales and signing. Lawrence Hospital and Topps Bakery are mentioned in the book and the critics have hailed the novel as a masterwork destined to be a classic. Free. 171 White Plains Rd.

The Dobbs & Bishop Fine Cheese Fifth Anniversary Petting Zoo and Celebration, is this Saturday, November 1 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. There will be cheese tastings, coffee, a raffle and cheese quizzes (test your knowledge of cheese). Come meet the animals that make milk for all their cheeses! 361-1770. 107 Pondfield Rd.

Join OSilas Gallery on Saturday, November 1 at 10:00 am in the science lab to see some of Mister Wizard’s favorite experiments. Fun for kids and adults of all ages! This event is in conjunction with the exhibition Legacies, Landmarks & Achievements: Celebrating 350 Years – Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Bronxville.  Free. RSVP required. To register, call 337-9300 x 2173.

J.C. Fogarty’s will feature live music by The Fred Savages on Saturday, November 1. 60 Kraft Ave.

Trade in your used books at the Bronxville Public Library. For each used book you bring in to swap, trade it for a different book brought in by someone else. They are accepting gently used children’s, teen, and adult books. Book drop-off dates: Sunday, November 2, 1:00-4:00 pm; Monday, November 3, 9:30 am-5:00 pm; Tuesday, November 4, 1:00-8:30 pm. Drop off books in the Yeager Room on the lower level. Book swap dates: Thursday, November 6, 1:00-8:30 pm; Friday, November 7, 9:30 am-5:00 pm; Saturday, November 8, 9:30 am-3:00 pm.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is Monday, November 3 through Sunday, November 16, and Rosie’s Bistro and Sammy’s Downtown are participating! Make your reservations early and often at the region’s top restaurants throughout the Hudson Valley. HVRW features prix fixe, three-course dinners for $29.95 and lunches for $20.95 (plus drinks, tax and tip). Click here.

On Monday, November 3 at 7:30 pm the Concordia College Music Department will present a special concert featuring taiko drumming at the Sommer Center. For over a millennium, the taiko drum has been used in Japanese court music, in Shinto and Buddhist folk rituals, and in theater traditions. Tickets are $5. To purchase go to or leave a message at 337-9300 x2424. 171 White Plains Rd.

Christina Stoudt of the Westchester End-of-Life Coalition will be teaching a thought-provoking and informative workshop at the Bronxville Adult School on Monday, November 3, that will take a sensitive but not somber approach to planning for what we would at times prefer not to think about. Click here for more info and to register.

Ernie’s Wine Bar + EATS now has a half-price evening two Mondays each month.  The next are Monday, November 3 and Monday, November 17. All wines, including the Reserve List, are half price all night–and they have some great reserve wines! 7 Pondfield Rd.

The Junior League of Bronxville will host their annual Bunco night at Siwanoy Country Club on Thursday, November 6 at 7:00 pm. Tickets: $50. Click here to purchase.

Sarah Lawrence College’s 6th Annual Internship & Volunteer Fair will be held Thursday, November 6 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Registration fee: $50 (for up to two representatives). Find your dream candidate!

Pure Barre invites you to “bring on the men” on Saturday, November 8, as a fundraiser supporting the Westchester Food Bank. Sign up at 337-2978.

Join Burke’s Bar on Saturday, November 8 at 9:00 pm for dinner, drinks, and live music by Runaway, a Bon Jovi tribute band. 645 Bronx River Rd, Yonkers.

Wolf Foust of Pure Mountain Olive Oil will be teaching a class called “Olive Oil Lover’s Guide to Tapas” on Wednesday, November 12 from 7:00 to 8:45 pm. He will demonstrate how to prepare four typical Spanish Tapas (Bread with Tomatoes and Serrano Ham, Spanish Potato Omelet with Ham and Mushrooms, and Gazpacho and Garlic Shrimp) using a variety of olive oils, balsamic vinegars and sea salts. $50. Click here to register.

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Susan Miele
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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
Lou Maggiotto, Treasurer – Nobile, Magarian & DiSalvo
Stephanie Weston, Secretary – People’s United Bank
Bob Krause, Advisor – Mrs. Morgan’s Flower Shop
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 and Arista Camera & Imaging
Steven Singer – Provisions for Pets
Fran Smith – Hunt Woods Manor Design
Eben Thurston – Spring Marketing Strategies

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