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Advocate Brokerage. .......................15 All County Vacuum .........................40 All Dressed Up ................................17 Architectural Minerals & Stone ........ 29 Ardsley Market Fresh ......................40 Ardsley Orthodontics ......................31 Art Transcending Time ....................38 Autism Speech ................................33 BabyBonds ........................................3 Balance Day Spa .............................12 The Benefit Shop .............................44 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Westchester Properties................16 Robert J. Bernstein, Educational Services ....................33 Beth El Synagogue Center ..............23 Blair Interiors Group .........................4 Mark S. Briskin, D.D.S. .....................31 Buddy’s Barking Lot ........................29 Catherine H. ...................................41 Central Park Dance ...........................7 Central Taxi of Scarsdale .................27 Chat American Grill.........................24 Classic Curtains & Interiors .............14 Coldwell Banker Residential .............. Brokerage ....................................13 The Corset Tree ...............................38 Country Bank ..................................21 Current Home ...................................9 Custom Candle Co. .........................43 Customized Computer Training .......34 D. Thomas Fine Miniatures ..............39 DeCicco Family Markets ..................45 Decorating Den Interiors ...................5 D’Errico Jewelry ................................7 Designer’s Corner ............................35 Devra Bader Skin Care and Beauty Spa ..................................21 Douglas Elliman Real Estate ...........19 Eastchester Fish Gourmet ...............25 Embassy Cleaners ...........................46 Evermist Lawn Sprinklers ................28 Eye Designs of Westchester ............14 Flourish Baking Company ...............12

Carol Freidman, Household Affairs Manager ..........................34 Great Stuff ........................................5 Green With Envy ...............................4 Greenburgh Nature Center ...............7 Gregory Gilin Estate & Fine Jewelry .............................27 Henry’s Barber Shop .......................20 Hoff-Barthelson Music School .........18 Holsten Jewelers ...............................4 Home Again Consignments .............37 Houlihan Lawrence .........................47 Hudson Homes Sotheby’s International Realty.....................36 Isabelle’s Fine Jewelry .....................28 JCC of Mid-Westchester ....................9 Jewels by Joanne ............................11 Julia B Fee Sotheby’s International Realty.......................6 La Catena Italian Restaurant ..........24 Landsberg Jewelers .........................17 Lange’s Deli & Pizzeria....................26 Lester’s ............................................17 The Lice Lady of Westchester ..........35 Lice Removal Services of Westchester.................................46 LV2BFit ............................................11 Lyn Peterson Design ........................12 Miss Andrea’s Dance Studio............27 Moscato Ristorante .........................24 Motif Designs..................................12 Neil’s .................................................9 New Rochelle Racquet Club............28 Oak & Oil ........................................43 Oasis Day Spa .................................18 OrthoCare Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation ...................33 Pamela Robbins ................................3 Petchester Veterinary ......................31 Phelps Medical Associates ..............32 Plates ..............................................25 Platinum Drive Realty .......................8 Plum Insurance Agency ...................22 Primp My Paws ...............................37 Purpl ...............................................39

Re/Max Prime Properties ................20 Repertoire Dance Shop....................22 Rippowam Cisqua School ...............41 riverrun rare book room..................37 Ruffled Feathers ..............................26 Rye Country Boarding Kennels........46 Salon deVoeu ..................................22 Salon Topaz .....................................38 Saxon Grill ......................................24 Scarsdale Ballet Studio ...................12 Scarsdale Candy ’N Cards ...............27 Scarsdale Security ...........................48 Scarsdale Spencer Pharmacy...........34 Schnurmacher Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing .........30 The Schoolhouse Theater ................44 Setsuko at Jean Claude .....................9 Skinny Buddha Organic Café ..........26 Smoochie Poochies .........................37 Sol-La ..............................................21 Studio B Dance Center ....................14 Suburban Renewal ..........................39 SunBlue Energy ...............................40 Treasure Hunters .............................46 Ultimate Image Salon .....................20 Uovo Moderno ................................41 Urgent Care Dental .........................33 Value Electronics ...............................5 Villaggio’s Restaraunt & Cafe .........25 Vincent & Whittemore Real Estate ..................................42 Vintology Wine & Spirits .................11 Vivian R. Lem Agency State Farm Insurance.....................................35 Westchester Jewish Community Services ......................30 William Raveis Real Estate..............10 William G. Winters, Architect PC ................................12 Wilson & Son Jewelers ......................3 Wired Ltd ........................................44 Wittus — Fire by Design.................43 Zion Memorial Chapel of Westchester.............................30

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Ann Rose Simon, LCSW

BabyBonds is an innovative and effective program developed by Hartsdale psychotherapist Ann Rose Simon, LCSW. It prepares parents for the emotional challenges they will inevitably face when their baby arrives. Robin and Pam You’ve read the books on pregnancy and baby care. You’ve signed up for Lamaze classes. But are you ready for your new role as a parent? BabyBonds is based Some of my best friends are hanging in my closet. on the idea that parenting is a complex new role that doesn’t always come naturally. Allow us to introduce you to … The Row, Essentials by The Row, Victoria “Even for couples who have had a child, there’s a whole new family dynamic after the Beckham, VB by Victoria Beckham, Ulla Johnson, Nili Lotan, Narciso Rodriguez, baby comes,” says Simon. “In addition, couples often need help nurturing and redeJune, Closed, Belstaff, McGuire, Mother, Marni, Cédric Charlier, Organic by fining their own relationship.” In short, BabyBonds helps baby-proof your marriage. John Patrick, Majestic, Hartford, Minden Chan, Index, L’agence, Jocelyn, Stella BabyBonds is a dynamic and customized program. Parents can choose from a McCartney and Stella Jean … and there will be others joining. variety of services, including: Some may stay for a long time and others are just visiting, but we are always • Pre and postnatal counseling to prepare for changes in family roles and relationships happy to have them. • Videotaping and follow-up discussion of parent-infant interaction we get to see you soon. A Program for New andwhere Expectant Program for New Hope and Expectant Parents • Discussion groups you canParents share experiences, meet otherAnew parHours: Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and by appointment. ents and gain confidence in your parenting skills. Be the best parent you can be! Be the best parent you can be! “BabyBonds can help parents maximize their capacity to bond with their baby,” says and Simon. “It can helpCounseling you be the best parent you can be.” Pre-natal Post-natal Pre-natal and Post-natal Counseling

Baby Bonds

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Baby Bonds

BabyBonds

Ann Rose Simon, LCSW

2 Brambach Avenue Scarsdale, NY 10583

Be the Best Parent You Can Be! arsimonbabybonds@gmail.com

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pamela robbins 1 Chase Road, Scarsdale • 472-4033 10 Chase Road, Scarsdale • 472-9033

250 E. Hartsdale Avenue, Suite 21, Hartsdale • 723-0197

Baby Bonds

2 Brambach Avenue Scarsdale, NY 10583

Baby Bonds

A Program for New and Expectant Parents

A Program for New and Expectant Parents

Be the best parent you can be!

Be the best parent you can be!

Pre-natal and Post-natal Counseling

Pre-natal and Post-natal Counseling

Ann Rose Simon, LCSW 914 723-0197 ARSimonMSW@aol.com

2 Brambach Avenue Scarsdale, NY 10583

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Westchester’s jeweler. Be the best parent family you can be!

Celebrating 110 years. Pre-natal and Post-natal Counseling Five generations.

Ann Rose Simon, LCSW

Two locations.

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2 Brambach Avenue Scarsdale, NY 10583

Scarsdale • 723-0327

A Program for New and Expectant Parents

29 S. Moger Avenue Mount Kisco • 241-4500 Pre-natal and Post-natal Counseling Be the best parent you can be!

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2 Brambach Avenue Scarsdale, NY 10583

Baby Bonds A Program for New and Expectant Parents Be the best parent you can be!

Pre-natal and Post-natal Counseling Ann Rose Simon, LCSW 914 723-0197 ARSimonMSW@aol.com Matthew, Ira and Lynne

2 Brambach Avenue Scarsdale, NY 10583

Michael, Wilson; Toran Sheftick, Yury Zimavilin, Mindy Kaufman, Rosanny Fernandez, Agustina Macias, Carol DeNicola, Robin Klein, Ashley Harbison and Wendy DiCarlo. (Not pictured): Stephanie Wilson, Katelyn Wilson and Jennifer Rosen

Baby Bonds 18 Chase Road

Ann Rose Simon, LCSW

Ann Rose Simon, LCSW

2 Brambach Avenue Scarsdale, NY 10583

Baby Bonds A Program for New and Expectant Parents Be the best parent you can be!

www.wilsonandsonjewelers.com Pre-natal and Post-natal Counseling Ann Rose Simon, LCSW 914 723-0197 ARSimonMSW@aol.com

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Stephen Lusardi, Gjok Gjinaj, Sandi Daniels and Gary Holsten. (Not pictured): Zadik Agcaian and Jill Sorota

The purchase of fine jewelry begins with trust. For 103 years, beginning in Austria, the Holsten name has been synonymous with elegant design, fine craftsmanship, business integrity, and impeccable service. We invite you to browse the diamond, jewelry, watch and gift collections in our Scarsdale Village store. Our diamond offerings have grown dramatically with engagement ring designs by Sylvie, Timeless, and Sasha Primak, and wedding bands by Benchmark, Lieberfarb, and Leo Ingwer. The jewelry collections include pieces by Aspery & Guldag, Dana-David, Uneek, Jordan Scott, Rudolf Friedmann, and Nanyo pearls — timeless pieces to be cherished for generations. Known for its distinctive Swiss timepieces, Holsten offers Longines watches, a revered name in watchmaking, plus fashion watches by Michele, Michael Kors, Nixon, and Tissot. For wedding, hostess and Judaica gifts, peruse the Michael Aram collection of exquisite designs displayed in the showcases. Services include jewelry and watch repair on the premises, and custom designs from this family of fine jewelers. Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday to 5:30 p.m. Holiday hours Nov. 29 to Dec. 24.

www.holstenjewelers.com

5 Harwood Court Scarsdale • 472-4554

Linda Blair, ASID, president and Cynthia Polidura

Interior design should be dramatic not traumatic — that’s the long-standing motto of the Blair team. Wanting to create a drop-dead environment without getting killed in the process is why many hire interior designers in the first place. It takes talent and experience to be able to assess and reflect each client’s unique personality and needs. Linda Blair, ASID, a longtime Scarsdalian, continues to offer great designs for kitchens, baths, furnishings, cabinetry and lighting — for spaces and budgets both large and small. Your style becomes “Blairstyle.” Whether that’s contemporary or a mixed transitional style, the choices are wide and varied. Expect unparalleled workrooms, expert tradespeople and hands-on supervision. Expect more than you expected.

Blair Interiors Group, Ltd www.blairinteriorsgroup.com

Studio: 1 Chase Road, Scarsdale Office: 11 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale • 472-8159

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reen with Envy specializes in unique accessories to complement any outfit, from jeans to evening gowns, for all budgets. This spacious, sophisticated shop is filled with great finds thanks to the expertise of its fashion-savvy owner, Sara Anne Grossman. She and her friendly staff offer unique, priced-right pieces to change a look from simple to spectacular. Their welcoming “stress-free zone” encourages browsing for as long as the customer wants — and Sara Anne, Lillian, Colette, Flora, Hilary and Bevi love helping customers look their very best without breaking the bank. You’ll find one-of-a-kind fashion-forward jewelry, as well as scarves, gloves, wraps, belts, hats and bags, including totes and travel bags. There are many faux-leather and -fur pieces for customers concerned about animal welfare. This treasure trove of special gifts for family, friends and sweethearts has new merchandise arriving weekly … for anniversary, birthday, graduation, bat mitzvah or whatever. Of course, gift certificates are never-ending presents. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for specials and updates. At Green with Envy, you don’t have to spend a fortune to look like a million! Hours: Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday to 5 p.m. Open Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Colette Ebert, Sara Anne Grossman and Lillian Petruccione

GreenWith Envy www.greenwithenvyny.com

6-8 Harwood Court, Scarsdale • 725-9700


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Marina Colella, CID, owner/interior decorator and Sandi Perry, ASID

Decorating Den Interiors comes to you. Award-winning decorator Marina Colella and her team provide a complete in-home or in-office interior design service, bringing a master plan with samples of drapery fabrics, furniture, carpet and area rugs, wall coverings, and accessories directly to their clients. They design the room in the client’s own lighting including existing furnishings the client may want to keep. “Working this way is very comfortable for the client, as they can really see what works in the room, plus it’s a time-saving convenience,” Marina says. Marina and her team pride themselves on their ability to work within a client’s budget, custom designing rooms for function, beauty and comfort. “My clients are working directly with a knowledgeable decorator who is a smallbusiness owner with the power of a large, established company behind her. Unlike a store, we have no inventory or loyalty to a particular manufacturer. We listen to our clients and put their needs first as we make our choices from hundreds of vendors.” We are ready to help our clients with everything from dressing one window to a full-home makeover. Call for a complimentary 90-minute consultation. Decorating Den is expanding in Westchester. If you are interested in getting into the design business, please call us for career opportunities.

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Liz, Dina, Lori, Jan and Julie

Great Stuff has been your fashion destination for more than 30 years. Familyowned and -operated with stores in Scarsdale, Chappaqua, Rye, Greenwich and Westport, the personal shoppers at Great Stuff look forward to meeting your needs — based on your lifestyle. Hours: Open seven days a week. Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also available for personal appointments.

www.decdens.com/marinacolella

GREAT STUFF

761-6150

27 Spencer Place, Scarsdale • 723-0504

www.greatstuffny.com

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eadquartered in downtown Scarsdale, Value Electronics is your local store for the latest TV technology and home theater systems. Locally owned and operated by Wendy and Robert Zohn, Value Electronics has provided 20 years of legendary service as a leading consumer electronics retailer, a/v integrator, and custom installer. Product offerings include whole-house distributed audio, control systems, 4K Ultra HD TVs, OLED TVs, audio/video receivers, hi-res audio, speakers/ surround sound, Blu-ray Disc players, designer lighting, a/v furniture and cinema projectors. Professional installation is provided by our in-house staff of highly experienced, certified technicians who are dedicated to perfecting your home entertainment system. Custom home cinemas are built to meet the specifications of your room, complete with a movie screen, projector, theater seating, surround-sound speakers, control systems and lighting. Let the show begin in your own home! Value Electronics provides its own crews to install your system, so you can be sure we will take the very best care of your home. We offer free delivery and set-up of any flat-panel you select, or you can choose a wall-mounted custom installation for an additional charge. Call or stop by our showroom for personalized service and the best in today’s home entertainment systems. Our store is conveniently located in the village of Scarsdale at 35 Popham Road. Or call us at 723-3344. We look forward to meeting you soon! Hours: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment on evenings and Sundays.

Andrew, Benny, Robert, Lianne, Wendy and Lisandro

Value Electronics HDTV, Cinema, Audio, Control Systems, Home Networking and LED Lighting www.valueelectronics.com

35 Popham Road, Scarsdale • 723-3344


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“2-4 Weaver street owners corp”

Scarsdale Landmark Meets Luxury Living 14 Custom Residences ∙ 24/7 Concierge ∙ No Age Restrictions Scarsdale Schools ∙ Pet Friendly

theheathcote.com dawn Knief | Mary Katchis

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Murray Hill

8 Bedrooms | 8.2 Baths | 12,306 square Feet 6 Bedrooms | 4.3 Baths | 8,825 square Feet 6 Bedrooms | 6.2 Baths | 5,875 square Feet 4.12 acres | scarsdale | $11,885,000 1.83 acres | scarsdale | $7,950,000 1.06 acres | scarsdale | $4,250,000 Jason Wilson, branch manager, agents (in alphabetical order): Sandra “Sandie” Helen Badt, Caryn Balamaci, Jennifer Baldinger, Joshua Berlin, MLs: 4532060 | carolinewith Freidfertig MLs: 4539835 | anne dowd Moretti MLs: 4502130 | dawn Knief | Badger, Mary Katchis Marilyn Berman, John Berni, Bonnie Field-Besner, Mary Burr, Lori Calamari, Jessica Chan, Helen Chang, Joan Cohn, Jennifer Constantin, Gordan Duffield, Simone Englander, Nermin Epperson, Daniel Feldman, Susan Field, Sharleen Schell-Fleming, Claire Frank, Caroline Friedfertig, Celia Garrett, Helene Gaynor, Diane Ghari, Sandra Erlinghagen-Goldstein, Tara Tolan-Greco, Martie Hambas, Errol “Patrick” Hankin, Nuala Harrigan, Agnes Seminara-Holzberg, Shane Howell, Tracy Isaacs, Lindy Jacks, Mary Jacobs, Heenam ‘Naomi’ Jang, Christine Judge, Alisa Kaplan, Mary Katchis, Dawn Knief, Sandra Adler-Kusinitz, Ellen Lawton, Leslie Shemin-Lester, Patricia Lipman, Debra LoBue, Jaimie Lundy, Linda Mantis, Thomas Marchese, Kathleen Martyn, Deborah Maxwell, Angelina “Angel” Messenger, Anne Dowd Moretti, Alexandra Mylon, Mark Mylon, Carol Napadensky, Margaret Neri, Milena Pesce, Robert Pitofsky, Cindy Rafeld, Inaam Rahman, Anu Ramachandran, Nancy Rein-Raphael, Carmela Renaldo, Angela Retelny, Kathryn English-Rizzo, Denise Rothberg, Janice Rothman, Robin Servidio, Nancy Simon, Gina Bough Sisti, Hilda Spitz, Nancy Steinberg, Barbara Sulcov, Gerarda Tiangco, Mary Ellen Tolan, Tara Tolan-Greco, Maria Valliades, Micki Valvano, Patricia Warnken, Andrea Kessler-Weiss, Hope Wohl, Marjorie Wohl, Rene Wolfer, Felice Wyloge, Frances Yoshitomi, Vivian Zeitlin, Jodi Zucker and Frances Zweiben; and our support team: Ashley Battista, Emily Martinez, Lisa Palmiotto, Jessica Spillane, Noelle Hambas and Bridget Roberti

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ulia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty offers a world of advan- same time, on a global scale — due to our affiliation with the Sotheby’s tages to buyers and sellers they won’t find anywhere else — including International Realty network — we offer broader exposure than any other a legendary heritage of expertise, a reputation for consistently deliv- firm for our listings, working with buyers and sellers from well beyond our the grange Heathcote Fox Meadow ering the highest level of service, an exquisite online presentation, local markets. 5 Bedrooms | 5.1 Baths | 4,833 square Feet 5 Bedrooms | 4.0 Baths | 3,302 square Feet 4 Bedrooms | 4.1 Baths square Feet aucexclusive media partnerships, global marketing reach, and access to The Sotheby’s brand dates back to 1744, when| 3,952 the venerable 1.0 acres | scarsdale | $3,495,000 or $18,000/Month 0.26offices acres in | scarsdale | $1,699,999 0.27 acres | scarsdale | $1,699,500 aMLs: worldwide referral network consisting of approximately 800 61 tion house was founded and quickly earned the worldwide reputation it 4542072 or 4542071 | dawn Knief | Mary Katchis MLs: 4530482 | robert ‘Bob’ Pitofsky | alice regan MLs: 4507247 | susan Field countries and territories on six continents. We leverage all of these dif- still enjoys today as the renowned marketer of some of the world’s most ferentials and more to deliver an unparalleled experience to those seeking valuable possessions. Recognizing the need to offer its clients a complete package of estate services and marketing, Sotheby’s auction house formed to purchase and sell fine real estate. We are excited to provide the full range of these exclusive Sotheby’s Sotheby’s International Realty in 1976. Today, the Sotheby’s International Realty network has evolved into the International Realty benefits to Westchester’s key Scarsdale market area. Scarsdale is highly sought after for its vibrant village center full of upscale most prestigious global real estate brand, comprising a network of the most shops and trendy eateries, as well as its incredibly convenient commute respected real estate firms in the most desirable destinations all over the to New York City. Our Scarsdale brokerage serves not only Scarsdale, world. Our brand’s white glove referral program enables network membut also Ardsley, Bronxville, Dobbs Ferry, Eastchester, Edgemont, bers to connect qualified buyers and sellers globally. Orchestrated by a Greenburgh, Hartsdale, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, New Rochelle, dedicated team of professionals, thousands of these connections are made Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown and White Plains. every month — from broker-to-broker to auction house-to-broker. The Scarsdale brokerage is one of 29 company brokerages, which colOnly one real estate brand has it all. At Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s lectively have more than 1,000 sales associates who, on a local level, have International Realty, the advantages we bring are ours alone. Hours: Open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and online 24/7 a deep knowledge of the marketplace and a proven track record of sucat www.juliabfee.com cessfully handlinggreenacres the sale of fine properties in all price categories. At the Fox Meadow Heathcote 3 Bedrooms | 3.1 Baths | 2,928 square Feet 0.48 acres | scarsdale | $1,699,000 or $8,500/Month MLs: 4522899 or 4524478 | dawn Knief | Mary Katchis

3 Bedrooms | 2.1 Baths | 1,732 square Feet 0.33 acres | scarsdale | $1,249,000 MLs: 4536610 | Mary Burr

3 Bedrooms | 2.0 Baths | 1,922 square Feet 0.16 acres | scarsdale | $1,175,000 MLs: 4521309 | anne dowd Moretti | Barbara sulcov

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1 ogden road, scarsdale 10583 35 secor road, scarsdale, 10583 66 Beech hill road, scarsdale, 10583 1 scarsdale road Unit #501, Tuckahoe, 10707 14 channing Place Unit #2L, eastchester, 10709 24 Tintern Lane, scarsdale, 10583

MLs: 4536610 MLs: 4546089 MLs: 4534213 MLs: 4509271 MLs: 4530546 MLs: 4510433

scarsdale brokerage • 28 chase road • 914.725.3305 Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated.

© 2013 Citibank, N. A. equal housing lender, member FDIC. Citi, Citibank, Arc Design and Citi with Arc Design are registered service marks of Citigroup Inc.

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Mortgage Financing available • 1.855.298.5650


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Mario LaStrada and Maria Bai Casey Keefe, Julia Hirsch, Greg Wechgelaer, Michelle Brier, Megan Bryant, Travis Brady, Rachel Becker, Kerrilee Hunter and Margaret Tjimos Goldberg

Greenburgh Nature Center (GNC) is a nonprofit nature preserve and wildlife refuge with a mission to ignite passion, curiosity and respect for our natural world. GNC has been a leader in environmental education since 1975. The Center’s 33-acre property includes a woodland preserve with hiking trails, a pond, organic garden, nature’s discovery playground, native wildflower meadow, green roof, water collection demonstration areas, a barnyard and an animal museum. Approximately 83,000 people are served annually through educational programs and on-site seminars and visits. Program topics include recycling, waste management, composting, leaf mulching, plants, animal science, honeybees, maple sugaring and aquatics. Weekday art and nature classes are offered for young children and one or two adult programs or lectures are held monthly. Visit www.greenburghnaturecenter.org to learn more about GNC’s programming or to plan your trip. Connect socially via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Greenburgh Nature Center www.greenburghnaturecenter.org

99 Dromore Road Scarsdale • 723-3470

For more than 30 years, Central Park Dance has been providing all types of dance instruction in a professional and nurturing environment. The school offers more than 175 classes a week, for all levels of children and adults, in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip-hop, hip-hop jazz, street jazz, break-it-down hip-hop for boys, and all forms of fitness and Zumba. In addition, Central Park Dance offers a preschool program that is regarded as one of the finest in the area, introducing dance to children as young as 2 years old. Fairytale Ballet and Hip-Hop Princess are our most popular programs for 3- and 4-year-olds. Central Park Dance believes that superior teaching and a supportive atmosphere go hand in hand. It is their mission to motivate and inspire every student. Artistic director, Maria Bai, and operations director, Mario LaStrada, are constantly updating their programs to meet the needs and desires of each student, while providing impeccable customer service. Voted one of Westchester magazine’s Best of Westchester.

www.centralparkdance.com

450 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale • 723-2940

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’Errico Jewelry is the only store in Westchester where you can bring your idea for a piece of jewelry, even using your own stones, and see it created step-by-step through the design and fabrication process. There’s no need to leave your stones, we measure them and then set them at the end. There are no surprises; everything is completed on-site in our factory. Design adjustments can even be made along the way. Visit Westchester’s gem — our log cabin factory — that combines skilled craftsmen, talented designers and a beautiful showroom. We regularly repair, size, and clean jewelry while you wait and watch. We never let you leave unhappy. This is a jewelry experience like no other. Nunzio Cantone, Nancy Grogan, Patrick Miller, Sal D’Errico, Robert Hough, Richie D’Errico, Kit Wall, Dana Schwartz and José Paréja

www.derricojewelry.com

Scarsdale • Mount Kisco 722-1940


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Taylor Apuzzo, Naomi Arons, Nicolas Black, Shane Brier Barry, Alison Brown, Elizabeth Carnicelli, To-Dao Casey, Shobha Chepuru, Randi Culang, Sumiko Uehara-Curry, Orit Dahari, Bill Doescher, Dani Dorman, Alicia Gabbamonte, Joanne Giorno, Alicia Gold, Jennifer Goldfarb, Dana Goldman, David Gossett, Laura Graffeo, Heather Harrison, Zachary Harrison, Doreen Henneberry, Jennifer Jaffe, Jodi Josephs, Linda Kermanshahchi, Kristen Keslow, Seth Keslow, Rebecca Kirschner, Alice Kornfeld, Van Krzywicki, Albina Leonzio, Liza Levy, Tracey Lipton, Mairin Mara, Heather Messer, Jenni Pearson, Julie Potack, Allison Prigozen, Jodi Ritter, Jennifer Ross, Melanie Rothman, Lynn Ryan, Rachelle Shapiro, Sari Shaw, Dana Sheldon, Marina Sidorenko, Jen Sussberg, Amy Travis, Marco Vitolo, Deena Weinhouse, Jessica Weintraub, Jordie Wilk, Jessica Yadav and Jacquie Yeap

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e grew up here. We live here. We sell homes here … Platinum Drive Realty brings a fresh, professional approach to real estate. For the second year in a row, Platinum Drive has been named to the distinguished Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies — ranking No. 1 on the Inc. 5000 list among real estate firms in New York State. The company is committed to providing outstanding, state-of-the-art services in a culture of professional excellence, growth and teamwork. Platinum Drive serves a wide variety of clients, from first-time buyers and sellers to experienced homeowners, as well as many of the area’s top builders and investors. They have assembled a team of energetic agents, many of whom grew up in the areas they serve, and who also worked in professional industries — including law, finance, and marketing — prior to joining the real estate field. Platinum Drive brings passion, professionalism and top-notch negotiating skills to each transaction, and is committed to achieving outstanding results for their clients. While they have additional offices and agents throughout Westchester and Connecticut, the agents are not limited to one locality, which enables them to match clients’ unique needs and

interests with properties throughout Westchester, Manhattan and Connecticut. “The market has responded to our energetic and innovative approach to real estate,” says Zachary Harrison, Platinum Drive’s president. “Our team of professionals understands the importance of client relationships, responsiveness and the need for detailed analysis. We’re on top of every technological advancement and bring cutting-edge research and marketing strategies to the benefit of our clients.” Platinum Drive is strongly committed to giving back to the community. The company participates in various charitable causes including the Four Diamonds, supporting the fight against pediatric cancer; Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Women’s Division, supporting research in women’s health and cancers; JDRF, a worldwide leader in research to cure Type 1 diabetes; the Junior League of Westchester; and local schools and PTA organizations. Contact Platinum Drive Realty today at 725-7737 and allow us to make your next real estate transaction an enjoyable, rewarding and first-rate experience. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Platinum Drive Realty’s strong commitment to their clients does not end at the closing table.

info@platinumdr.com • www.platinumdr.com

Golden Horseshoe • 1082 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale • 725-7737 144 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont • 341-1561 2 Greenwich Office Park, Suite 300, Greenwich, CT • 203-301-8850


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Thumper, Tracey, Karen Tolchin, owner; Alyson Lane, owner; Carolina and Christine. (Not pictured): Wendy Guaragna and Ruben Gutierrez

Chic, sophisticated, modern, stylish and edgy … that is Current Home. Our home accessories and tableware boutique, located at Heathcote’s Five Corners, provides Westchester residents with a local destination for all of their entertaining needs. Owners Alyson Lane and Karen Tolchin travel far and wide to find unique items that are both hip and timeless. At the boutique, you’ll find treasures you won’t see anywhere else, along with pieces by designers including Missoni Home, Alexandra Von Furstenberg, Jonathan Adler, Kim Seybert, and Chilewich. Our extensive selection of serving pieces, vases, candlesticks, trays, bar accessories, placemats and napkin rings make it easy to choose the perfect hostess gift or something special for yourself. Current Home also carries a wide array of fur throws, colorful pillows and accent furniture. Don’t know what to choose? You can invite Current Home to your home. We recently introduced our in-home accessories design service. One of our talented stylists will bring a collection of expertly edited accessories to you — leaving your home with the finished look you always dreamed of. Hours: Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday to 6 p.m.

8 Palmer Avenue Scarsdale • 723-2462

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Jaya Crawford, Nancy Kaplan, MA, special education director; Jennifer Robinson, Karol Walsh, Caryn Symons, MS.Ed, nursery school interim director and director of camping; Renya Glab and Susan Doyle

Choosing a nursery school is a major decision for parents of young children. You want your youngsters to experience the enrichment and socialization that a wellconceived program can provide. At the same time, you want your children to be cared for by a staff of competent, experienced and loving teachers who understand how to respond to a preschool child’s thirst for knowledge and fun. Generations of parents have chosen the Early Childhood Center at the JCC of Mid-Westchester. At this well-equipped center, children from 17 months to 5 years are steeped in an atmosphere that provides tools to inspire creativity, learning, independence and joy. Children participate in age-appropriate educational activities, including gym and gymnastics, swimming, nature study, music, creative movement, cooking, science and math, literature, world cultures, and more. The quality of the staff sets this school apart. All are experienced early childhood teachers, many with master’s degrees, all supervised by directors Caryn Symons and Nancy Kaplan. Children love it here. Early Childhood Center hours: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with early drop-off and after-care options. Hours: The JCC is open seven days a week.

www.jccmw.org

999 Wilmot Road Scarsdale • 472-3300

Phyllis Samuels, Judy Barella and Lisa Weintraub

Setsuko, owner; Gerda, Trish, Alana and Cynthia. (Not pictured): Susan and Neela

If you’re considering a new hair color, why not go green? OK, not literally — we’re talking about organic hair coloring. We’re certified colorists with Organic Color Systems, a line of ammonia-free coloring products that are better for both the environment and your hair. For hair color to be permanent, it needs to contain something that opens the cuticle so the dye penetrates the hair shaft. Organic hair dye contains an oil that, when combined with heat, opens the cuticle just enough for the dye to permeate, but doesn’t make the hair appear dull. When a surface is straight, it reflects light better, so when the cuticles are opened too much (as can happen with ammonia-based products), the hair cuticles are not as straight — and the shine is diminished. Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday to 7 p.m.

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16 Palmer Avenue, Scarsdale • 725-0770

Shop the most awesome kids’ and young adult store around! Neil’s carries active clothing and accessories for all ages. For boys and young men, they have tons of T-shirts, sweats, khakis, jeans, jerseys, jackets, basketball socks and more. For girls and teens, the trendiest tops, leggings, jeans, skirts, jackets, PJs and accessories. Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Under Armour, Quiksilver, Billabong, Hurley, The North Face, So Nikki, Vintage Havana, Firehouse, Pinc Premium, Blank, Joe’s, and Tractr are only some of the many labels found at Neil’s. Their staff is knowledgeable and courteous, always going that extra mile to make every customer feel special. With the holidays right around the corner, Neil’s has the latest and greatest vacation and cruisewear collections. Neil’s offers free gifts, free gift-wrapping and a seven-day refund policy. Each year, Neil’s services more than 600 hassle-free camp appointments for first-timers as well as returning campers — all with free name taping. Camp 2016 will be here soon! Shop Neil’s, for clothes kids and young adults want to wear. Hours: Open seven days a week. Monday through Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday to 7 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

www.neilscornerspot.com Golden Horseshoe • 1132 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale • 472-8120 195 N. Bedford Road, Mount Kisco • 244-7010 1063 Willis Avenue, Albertson • 516-294-4425 14851 Lyons Road, Delray Beach, FL • 561-883-8952


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Lisa Theiss, Robin Lechner, Amy Singer, Lisa Klein, Stacey Sporn, Barbara Bartfield, Robyn Eckhaus, Stacee Massoni, Diane Freedman, Stephanie Dowicz, Janey Varvara, Stacy Miller, Stephen Rogalski, Jessica Anfang, Susan Slotnick, Angela Manson and Felicia Frey

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he real estate picture in Scarsdale is about to change: William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance has come to the Village as part of the company’s unprecedented growth in Westchester County. Leading the Scarsdale office at Heathcote’s Five Corners is Lisa HoganTheiss, vice president of business development for Westchester. Joining her in Scarsdale are Felicia Frey, Janey Varvara, Stephanie Dowicz, Lorraine Landau, Susan Slotnick, Lisa Klein, Angela Manson and Jessica Anfang, who were recently welcomed to the company by Chris Raveis, managing partner for the New York area. Many more top agents will be joining in the coming months. In addition to the Scarsdale team, the firm has 3,600 sales professionals in 116 offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maine, Vermont and New York, where we opened our first Manhattan office just over a year ago. Our team is ready to help customers eager to live here, or relocate from here to comparable properties within our coverage area. William Raveis is a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the largest global relocation network. This network provides global exposure for

all of our Scarsdale listings, while enabling us to access international buyers in more than 50 countries. William Raveis, founded 41 years ago, is the No. 1 family-owned real estate company in the Northeast, and with $8.1 billion in annual sales, is the eighth largest real estate company in the country, according to REAL Trends. “The William Raveis difference has a lot to do with how the company expands into new markets,” says Glenn Felson, senior vice president and general manager of New York. “We typically do not acquire existing offices; we open them from the ground up — making sure we have the right team of agents, the right management professionals, and the right location in order to give clients the best advantage in the complex business of buying and selling real estate. We hire the best sales associates in the market, and we give them all the tools and support they need to better service their clients. All of these pieces lined up perfectly in Scarsdale, making now the perfect time for us to set up our flagship location in the market.” We look forward to welcoming you to our family of discerning customers. Hours: Call for an appointment.

www.raveis.com

1 Palmer Avenue, Scarsdale • 723-1331


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Susan Cohen, Ariana Holub, Joanne Fiedler, Patti Burgio and Sarah Smith

Joanne Fiedler, owner of Jewels by Joanne for more than 15 years, has an uncanny knack for knowing exactly what her clients want — evidenced by the fact that she can barely keep the merchandise in her store. Now, fans of Jewels by Joanne can also shop 24/7, right in the comfort of home, for the best-selling items and gift cards at jewelsbyjoanne.com! And to see what’s new, visit #jewelsbyjoanne three times weekly on Instagram. No matter where you shop, Joanne stands by her motto, “There is something for everyone at every price point,” and truly believes no gift is too small. Joanne carries new lines every month, and offers a popular bar/bat mitzvah and sweet 16 registry with discounts. From local artists to more familiar lines, in-store and online selections include sterling silver and enamel jewelry for children, a large collection of trendy pieces, and fine pieces with semiprecious stones and diamonds. Joanne’s friendly sales staff prides itself on knowing their jewelry and having a no-pressure approach. Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Holiday hours: also open Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Patty Palmieri is the owner of Lv2bfit (Love to be fit), a fashion fitness boutique on Weaver Street in Scarsdale and in the Rye Ridge Shopping Plaza. Patty has been teaching for more than 30 years and is currently teaching at Equinox in Armonk. A natural fashion fitness trendsetter, Patty has combined her love of fashion and fitness with her creation of Lv2bfit. Look for lines including Splits59, Alo Sport, Beyond Yoga, Equilibrium Activewear, Koral, Nancy Rose Performance, Pheel, Candida Maria, Onzie and more. The list goes on! “Our lines of exercisewear are all hand-chosen for a one-of-a-kind look and accommodate different tastes and sizes,” says Patty. “Fabrics are cozy, delicious and wrinkle-free — you’ll want to live in them at home or on vacation.” A fantastic selection of stunning accessories and fashion jewelry rounds out the selection, exemplifying Lv2bfit’s motto: “Exercise? I thought you said accessorize!” Just because you’re working out at the gym doesn’t mean you can’t be fashionable and stylish. Find your unique style right here. Gift certificates are available. Find updates, discounts and special events on Facebook and Instagram. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call for Sunday and holiday hours. Located on the Lower Level of Rye Ridge Shopping Center 13 Rye Ridge Plaza • Rye Brook, NY 10573 Store Hours: 10:00-6:00 Mon-Sat • 12:00-5:00 Sun www.lv2bfit.com

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301 Heathcote Road Scarsdale • 713-1313

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1513 Weaver Street, Scarsdale • 713-4404 13 Rye Ridge Plaza, Rye Brook • 305-6567

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intology Wine & Spirits is a unique wine shop “where the passion for wine is shared in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.” Owner Dean Morretta and his team of wine professionals have more than 70 years of combined fine wine experience, making them uniquely qualified to find that special bottle for you. Vintology is the place to find something new, fascinating and delicious in the world of wines. Vintology completed an exciting expansion and moved a few doors down to 2 Palmer Ave. two years ago. The shop now includes a larger wine selection, which reflects the ever-changing wine scene. Organic and biodynamic wines, local New York State producers, and artisanal domestic and imported spirits have grown in selection as well. Morretta and the team taste daily with importers and winemakers to bring new, exciting selections to the store. As Morretta says, “If it doesn’t exceed our expectations, it’s not selected for Vintology.” The friendly and knowledgeable service is what truly sets Vintology apart. The team always has time for a conversation. With a stylish tasting area, the shop frequently holds wine tastings and events, including organic culinary evenings and blind tastings. Vintology offers nationwide shipping, gift services, free parking and complimentary local delivery. Vintology Wine & Spirits is proud to be a part of the Scarsdale community. The team looks forward to sharing that special bottle with you! Sign up for our entertaining and informative newsletter at www.vintology.com. What is your Vintology? Hours: Open seven days a week. Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Extended holiday hours.

Mike, Elizabeth, Dean and Garret

www.vintology.com In Heathcote, directly across from Balducci’s

2 Palmer Avenue, Scarsdale • 723-2040


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Elizabeth Kawalek, teacher/studio manager and Diana White, artistic director

Under the direction of Diana White, a former New York City Ballet soloist, the Scarsdale Ballet Studio is recognized throughout the New York metro area for the quality of its curriculum and the professionalism and supportiveness of its faculty. Starting with classes for 3-year-olds, the balanced, creative, yet traditional approach focuses on shaping each student into a healthy, technically accomplished dancer — regardless of his or her aspirations. The curriculum includes creative movement, ballet, pointe, contemporary, character, partnering, choreography, and a summer intensive. Dancers have the opportunity to perform classical, contemporary and Balanchine choreography in an annual concert. The studio also has open classes for beginning through experienced adults and offers private coaching and additional performing opportunities for dedicated students. PMS For more information, visit www.scarsdaleballetstudio.com

696R White Plains Road Scarsdale • 725-8754

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Allison Adamiak, owner/esthetician

Lives are so hectic these days that it’s difficult to find the best combination of work and personal time. Balance Day Spa’s owner Allison Adamiak has the answer: a full range of treatments including facials and skin care using Yonka Paris skin care products and Eve Taylor essential oils. “I look for the root cause of what’s happening with a client’s skin and work backwards to fix it,” says Allison, an esthetician. “I focus on client education and creating customized home skin care regimens for my clients.” In addition to a wide variety of skin care services, Balance Day Spa has established a reputation for delivering high-quality waxing at affordable rates, with Brazilian bikini waxing being a specialty. Aromatherapy, reflexology, ear candling, tinting and bronzing services are also available. “My mission is to provide clients with the highest-quality treatments, products and advice in a relaxing environment,” Allison says. Balance Day Spa … find yours. Hours: Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

...find yours www.balance-dayspa.com

280 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310 White Plains • 358-9898

4 color Lyn Peterson, designer and Liam Winters, architect Diane Forley

After a career in the New York City restaurant business, including a successful run at Verbena Restaurant, chef Diane Forley relocated to Westchester to start a new business manufacturing healthy foods and snacks. The result? Flourish Baking Company, located in the “industrial section” of Scarsdale. The enterprise illuminates Diane’s approach to plant-based cooking and baking, highlighted by beans and legumes, seeds, nuts, organic flours and grains, and healthy plant fats like avocado and coconut oils in place of animal fats like butter. Flourish offers a healthier way to eat and snack. By day, the kitchen bakes, packs and ships edibles for wholesale distribution — black bean veggie burgers, vegan cookies, gluten-free bread, and a healthy snack line of toasted seeds nuts, grains and spices. (All items sold business-to-business are available to the public in the store showroom.) Evenings and weekends, the kitchen transforms into an event and private party space, ideal for mid-sized events from cooking-class parties to intimate chef’s table dinners featuring four-course menus. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., private events on weekends.

www.flourishbakingcompany.com

160 Summerfield Street Scarsdale • 725-1026

Homeowners faced with an interior design project can find the process daunting — so many details, choices and decisions enter into a successful outcome that will reflect taste and style. Lyn Peterson and Motif Designs to the rescue. Lyn, whose interiors have been featured on the covers of House Beautiful and Elle Décor and who is the author of three decorating books, is the licensed general contractor to ease the way through the project — on time and on budget. Working alongside Lyn is William (Liam) Winters, whose architectural training and vast experience in resolving site and construction issues as well as obtaining municipal permits and variance applications, make the two a perfect team to develop and deliver a design plan suited to each client. In addition, Liam’s Whitegate Millworks firm can provide libraries, cabinetry and vanities specific to the space available. At their shared offices you’ll find design and architectural services, a plan to suit each individual project, and the expertise to make it happen. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., evenings and weekends by appointment.

www.motif-designs.com

520 Fenimore Road, Mamaroneck • 715-6799


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Liz Boucher, branch manager with agents (in alphabetical order): Sal Benfante, Rachel Benjenk, Rosaura Bollengier, Anne Bordoni, Lynne Chait, Kathy Coleman, Carol Crane, Marilyn Damast, Rochelle Dave, Anne Deutsch, Ellen Donat, Ronnie Dougherty, Cathy Feldman, Laurence Generali, Irene Glassberg, Roseann Grillo, Alan Kaplan, Carolyn Kay, Rose Marinaccio, Phyllis Menell, Jack Miller, Joseph Moffitt, Iris Mollin, Laurie Mowrer, Michelle Nead, Else Nofelt, Cathy Patapis, Michela Petitta, Dawn Roman, Amy Saland, Nancy Sayegh, Shirley Schaeffer, Sue Schlesinger, Mary Shapiro, Rebecca Spitzer, Constance Sprague, Hanna Strong, Dawn Suter, Julie Tang, Eve Weinstein, Anita Weiss, Tom Weiss, Hyunah Yang and Trudy Zohn

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oldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a local office with a national and international reach, is recognized as the nation’s premier real estate company for more than 100 years. Highly regarded in Scarsdale/Edgemont communities for more than 80 years, the company has unparalleled Internet and print marketing that provides the greatest local, national and worldwide coverage for its clients in the Westchester/Connecticut metro region. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has a total of 49 offices, including 13 in Westchester. The Scarsdale office has consistently ranked as one of the top performing Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices nationwide as well as the Westchester/Connecticut metro area. As a full-value service real estate company, Coldwell Banker offers Coldwell Banker Home Loans, Coldwell Banker Title, and Coldwell Banker Home Warranty to its clients. The current market conditions call for the most dedicated brokers who know the intimate details of their coverage area, current financial conditions and have the crucial negotiating skills for these challenging markets. Known for unparalleled technology, Coldwell Banker offers rapid response to buyers requesting property information. Coldwell Banker listings have prominent placement on a multitude of websites including Zillow.com, Realtor.com, OpenHouse.com, Worldproperties.com, NYTimes.com, as well as their own national website: coldwellbankerhomes.com, and the company’s international site: coldwellbanker.com. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offers extensive relocation business through Cartus, the world’s largest real estate relocation company, as well as Corcoran, Citi Habitats and other national and international Coldwell

Banker offices. The Previews brand provides outstanding marketing for Coldwell Banker’s premier properties, bringing them national and international attention. In addition, Coldwell Banker’s website, www.coldwellbankerwestchesterputnam.com offers up-to-date information on market statistics and communities to the consumer. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage not only recognizes the importance of giving back to the community but also the need to be global citizens through a variety of charitable and environmental causes. Since 1926, the office and its agents have participated in Scarsdale and Edgemont PTA events, including Scarsdale High School’s Maroon & White; The Junior League of Westchester Holiday Boutique, The United Way of Westchester, Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce, Scarsdale Historical Society, Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk, White Plains and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospitals, My Sister’s Place, Project ALS, Habitat For The Homeless, Greenburgh Nature Center, New Rochelle Humane Society, and Swim Across America, a focus of CBCares fundraising. Whether Coldwell Banker’s business is local or from around the world, our buyers and sellers recognize and appreciate the important role our expert agents play in representing their interests. We thank you for your loyal support all the years past and in years to come. Come visit us today at 870 Scarsdale Ave., call us at 723-3340 or visit one of our many websites, e.g. coldwellbankerhomes.com or coldwellbanker.com, the company’s international/national website. Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

www.coldwellbankermoves.com coldwellbankerhomes.com

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Jason Vasquez, lab specialist/optician; Sharon Decker, owner/optician; Harris Decker, sales and marketing; Patsy Montiel, receptionist; Dr. Adam Deutscher, optometrist and Jenny Franco, sales associate

For decades, Eye Designs of Westchester has been the place to go in Scarsdale for stylish eyewear, and is a proud staple of Scarsdale’s rich fashion culture. In fact, owner Sharon Decker was recently featured on WCBS-AM’s “Small Business Report with Joe Connolly,” where she discussed the secrets to business longevity in the high-tech, online consumer buying market. From the beginning, the goal of Sharon and her friendly, professional staff was to bring high-quality fashion eyewear to Westchester. It has always been about removing the stigmas associated with wearing glasses, whether as a kid or adult, and making you feel great about yourself. All these years later, eyewear styles may have changed, but some things haven’t changed at all: Eye Designs is still Westchester’s favorite eyeglasses shop, and Sharon and her staff are as committed as ever to helping you and your family see clearly — and look great, too! Like us on Facebook or rate us on Yelp by searching for Eye Designs of Westchester. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday to 7 p.m., Saturday to 5 p.m. Eye examinations and contact lens fittings by appointment.

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Cindy Guilianti and Alison Comas, owner

Remember The Curtain Exchange, the place to shop for window treatments, fabrics and shades? Now, new owner Alison Comas is bringing 30 years of expertise, top brand names in merchandise, and interior design options to the shop, to help customers freshen up all the rooms in their homes — from reupholstering and floor plans to wallpapers, fabrics and hardware, even kitchen and bath tiles and fixtures. The trend in interior design is neutrals, Alison says — particularly grays and taupes. Lighter looks with small finials to adorn thin metal poles complement the subdued color palette. Many of our local neighborhoods reflect 1920s Tudor and Georgian colonial styles, and the shop’s designers are particularly adept at transitioning vintage home design to the latest leanings in décor. Many clients prefer incremental updates to whole-house undertakings, and this wise plan avoids mistakes and contains costs, Alison says. Classic Curtains & Interiors: now the place for all your decorating needs. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment evenings and Monday afternoons.

eye designs “Manhattan Styles, Westchester Convenience”

eyedesignsofwestchester@gmail.com • www.eyedesignsofwestchester.com

www.classiccurtainsandinteriors.com

747 White Plains Road, Scarsdale • 723-5800

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tudio B Dance Center is celebrating its 20th season in its state-of-the-art facility. The studio, located at 281 White Plains Road, features high ceilings, parent observation windows, floating dance floors and ninefoot-high mirrors. Parents love the stadium-seating waiting room, which provides comfort and visibility into the classrooms. The one-way windows enable parents and siblings to watch the class without any distractions. The beautifully designed, carpeted waiting room has plenty of seating and a spacious bathroom, and offers younger siblings a safe environment in which to play or read during class time. Parents and older siblings love the free Wi-Fi. What hasn’t changed is Studio B’s commitment to providing a nurturing, supportive learning environment. Teachers with bachelor’s or master’s degrees, early childhood education backgrounds, and/or professional performing experience inspire their students (ages 2 and up) to love dance and express themselves through music and movement. Studio B Dance Center is proud to be an affiliated member of the international dance network More Than Just Great Dancing. This internationally recognized dance association chooses dance studios from across the country based on their higher standards of dance education, community service and family-oriented values. It’s not too late to join in the fun. Registration is ongoing and tuition is prorated, so please call the studio at 793-2799 for class information, or visit their informative website at studiobdance.com. Classes are offered seven days a week. Studio B’s extensive dance program makes it convenient for parents to schedule more than one sibling at a time.

Nancy Rothenberg, director with members of Studio B dance companies

Dance now, Dance forever www.studiobdance.com

281 White Plains Road, Eastchester • 793-2799


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(Front): Glenn Binday, Denise Koslowsky, Roz Binday and Ron Binday. (Second row): Elizann Arizmendi, JoAnn Binelli, Carol Gramolini, Angie Reyes and Craig Cheverko. (Third row): Toniann Bonvino, Lynn Palma, Glenys DeLos Santos, Tara Wilson and Tracey Robinson. (Back): Michael Santarsiera, Victoria Troccoli, Rose Merna Lavelle, Denise DeLuise, Christine Striano, Janet Fleming, Margaret Dodge, Juanita Dobbs, Lynn Foster, Vera Aufieri, Alyssa Wiener, Robert Roksvold, Brianne Webster, Susan Wattenberg and Alica Carraca. (Not pictured): Janet Bilbao, Karen Schernwetter, June Hodapp and Anita Smith

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Mahatma Gandhi

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hat is what we have done for more than 45 years — serve others. At Advocate Brokerage, we place our focus on serving the needs of our clients. Providing the highest-quality protection for families and their homes, possessions, automobiles and businesses is what made our family-owned and -operated business Scarsdale’s premier insurance agency. Our dedication to service also reaches into the community. Advocate Brokerage and many of their staff actively support local charities, including the Scarsdale Volunteer Fire Department, The Greyston Foundation, Steve’s Camp, and Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service (SFCS).

Specializing in high net worth individuals in Scarsdale and throughout the tri-state area, personal service is our most important commitment. We take the time to get to know our clients, and do all we can to go above and beyond the average insurance agency. We become your advocate for every insurance need. You can count on reliable protection through our insurance company partnerships including: Chubb, Ace, Pure, Travelers, AIG, Fireman’s Fund, Greater New York, Hanover, Foremost, Progressive, Utica, Adirondack, The Hartford, Philadelphia, Great American Insurance Group, AM Trust North America, and CNA. If you are looking for more than an insurance agent, give Advocate a call. We offer a free review of your insurance needs with no-obligation. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

www.advocatebrokerage.com

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Candace Adams, president and CEO; Brenda Maher, regional vice president; Mark Nadler, director of sales; and Veronica Meola, director of sales. (Scarsdale office): Carol Aloia, Rosemarie Badalato, John Baer, Maria Belmonte, Wendi Black Strier, Harvey Brandwein, Donna Calamari, Garrett Capobianco, Paul Carmody, Keisha Cassese, Patricia Cassese, Helen Centorrino, Kathy Ciampi, Rosanna Modica Concilio, James Coyne, Silvia Drenger, Barbara Fee, Robert Ficchi, Mary Gagliotti, Mindy Gerstein, Shelley Grafstein, Linda Haber, Lisa Haber, Pam Heldman, Jackie Holland-Ruby, Sophine Hung, Chen Jia, Voula Katsoris, Karen Kretschmann, Beth Littmann, Andrea Markowitz, Judith Medeiros, Baiju Mehta, Sherry Mendelson, Susan Merson, Valerie Misarti, Sheila Olivieri, Elyse Pace, Connie Pantelides, Lori Parks, Renee Pisarz, Danielle Porcellini, Lynn Pravda, Miriam Rapaport-Goodfriend, Rosalie Rosenberg, Diana Singer, Susan Sparkman, Anna Teyssonniere de Gramont, Lucille Vaccaro, Charlotte Vogt, Jane Wei, Liz Wergen, Natalie Werner, Valerie Wing and Sheri Wolfe. (Eastchester office): Denise Abbatiello, Joann Biancavilla, Philip Biancavilla, Michael Buono, Carol Care, Dora Clarke, Maria DeRosa, Linda Gambardelli, Marc Gerber, Maria Joseph, Charles Lanzillotto, Gloria Liscio, Barbara Luciano, Karen Maglione, Anthony Marinello, Kristina Masi, Julia Mazza, Naomi Oppmann, Robert Pappalardo, Carl Penasso, Pamela Riccio, MaryAnn Romagnoli, Lisa Santangelo, Brian Scott, Lorenzo Signorile, Stacey Signorile, Bridget Staff, Jane Tarpey and Lynn Trotta. (Larchmont office): Ilene Bellovin, Annette Berk, Denise Breda, Robert Brissette, Susan Culliford, Marsha Davis, Joy Dillon, Dawn DosSantos, Eleanor Fein, Sara Frajnd, Drayton Gerety, William Gerety, Natasa Ivetic, Bonnie Javor, Evan Kalt, Iris Kalt, Patty O’Brien, Joan Penn, Wendy Pomerantz, Sarah Turner, Matthew Valvano and Nancy Wasserman

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eal estate services in Scarsdale have expanded and modernized under a new banner — Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Westchester Properties (BHHS), led by industry veteran Mark Nadler, a familiar and respected name in Scarsdale and in real estate for more than 30 years. Centennial Realty and Prudential Centennial Realty are now part of the robust set of real estate tools and resources of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Global Network Platform. Scarsdale’s real estate buyers and sellers have never been in better hands. The Berkshire Hathaway name is synonymous with its leader, Warren Buffet, whose expertise and business acumen are unparalleled in today’s marketplace. Blue chip investors who have trusted his wisdom have flourished, just as real estate investors in Scarsdale, Larchmont and the surrounding communities can do no better than to trust the agents working under the Berkshire Hathaway name.

These agents are as committed to excellence as the famous Mr. Buffet, who would have it no other way. Whatever your real estate interest — residential, commercial, corporate relocation, equestrian, waterfront living — Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices will provide you with the kind of exceptional service that leads to business ventures with successful and satisfying closings. Our clients tell us that in their real estate dealings, agents from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices provide “the best and most innovative services they have ever experienced.” The inventory at BHHS covers a range of home building styles, particularly in the stately English Tudor and center-hall colonial designs that characterize so much of this area. These properties, so supremely desirable, fetch the best offers from buyers and for sellers when in the hands of agents who know the market best. Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other times available by appointment.

www.bhhswestchester.com

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Special events are wonderful moments. Some are spiritual while others are just for fun, but all are meant to be remembered. With an emphasis on custom dresses and gowns, All Dressed Up caters to girls, tweens and young contemporary who are celebrating bat mitzvahs, sweet 16’s and weddings, plus other big events such as proms, junior proms and college events. Betty Dayan and Monique Lionetti have degrees from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and both have daughters — two factors that make All Dressed Up a special shop for unique party attire. They know busy moms love that All Dressed Up carries hair accessories, shoes, jewelry, handbags and more. There’s no need to travel anywhere else! All Dressed Up’s incomparable customer service ensures that a bat mitzvah or prom dress purchased by one girl won’t be sold to her friends. Fabric samples and swatches make customization a snap. Sign up for email blasts or connect on social media for updates, including designer trunk shows. Hours: Tuesday through Friday, from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

For 67 years, Lester’s has been a one-stop shop for the whole family. Lester’s relocated to the Rye Ridge Plaza in Rye Brook in 2014 and is now joined by Lester’s Boys & Men, conveniently located just a few doors down in the Plaza. Lester’s Boys & Men offers great service and the best selection of the most-wanted brands in a hip, modern space tailored for young men. You can find all the season’s trends, with products ranging from everyday casual, performance wear, going-out styles, outerwear, footwear and accessories — all perfect for guys with style who want to look their best wherever they go. Lester’s renowned personalized service produces an effortless and enjoyable shopping experience each and every time. Stop in for favorite brands including John Varvatos, DL 1961, Joe’s Jeans, Vince, Theory, Jacks and Jokers, Tailor Vintage, Alternative Apparel, Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, Vineyard Vines, Quiksilver, Billabong, Hurley, The Original Retro Brand, and many more! Hours: Open seven days a week. Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday to 7 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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17 Rye Ridge Plaza, Rye Brook • 690-1593

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ocated in Rye Brook, Manhattan — and a spectacular showroom at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester in White Plains — Landsberg Jewelers was established in 1948 by Norman Landsberg and has grown into a family passion preserved by sons Jeffery and Jonathan Landsberg. Voted Best of the Decade by Westchester magazine, Landsberg prides itself in representing the edgiest, most progressive jewelry lines in the metropolitan area. For example, find one-of-a-kind pieces by Jamie Joseph, Lana Jewelry, Norman Covan, Aspery & Guldag, Bez Ambar and many more. “Our clients look for something unique,” says Jonathan. “It’s important for us to be on the cutting edge of fashion, and we’re known for bringing in exclusive, distinctive designer collections.” Landsberg also specializes in custom work — redesigning engagement rings, earrings, necklaces and pendants. Services include precise appraisals; restringing of fine pearls and gemstones; laser repair and restoration for wedding bands, brooches, diamond bracelets, necklaces and more! Landsberg’s Swiss watchmaker and master craftsman assists with custom watchmaking, cleaning and repairs with the highest standards of care and precision. This chic gem, chock-full of lively, warm and inviting jewelry, is a must-visit for all occasions. Landsberg’s retail atmosphere says it all: “Come inside and play.” Hours: Rye Brook store: Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. White Plains store: Monday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Vinny Perugini, Tucker Gray, Tina Orlian, Patty Massey and Jonathan Landsberg

www.LandsbergJewelers.com

The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester • 3 Renaissance Square, White Plains • 761-1122 132 S. Ridge Street, Rye Brook • 510-8920


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amed Best of Westchester and Best of Decade by Westchester magazine and the favorite day spa by readers of Spa Magazine, Oasis Day Spa has continued to remain true to its core values and goals of providing luxury spa services and relaxation at affordable prices. Come unwind and recharge in one of Oasis’ 15 treatment rooms, exclusive steam room, roof deck and relaxation area. From unique spa packages to body scrubs and wraps, Oasis Day Spa offers a multitude of services that will help you achieve the ultimate experience in wellness and pampering. Conveniently located off the Saw Mill River Parkway in Dobbs Ferry, Oasis’ premier therapists offer 11 types of massages and customizable facials according to skin type, along with a wet room featuring Vichy shower. We also feature hair by the Rivertowns’ most popular stylist, Cody Maximus. In addition to spa treatments, Oasis features a full retail shopping section where guests can purchase unique products and gifts. Skin care lines and products include Eminence Organic, Dermalogica, G.M. Collin, Indie Lee, and MDSolarSciences. Private parties can be held on Oasis’ fabulous deck, with its tent for rooftop yoga and massage in warmer weather, and a garden as luxurious as the spa itself. Book girls’ nights out, bat mitzvahs or sweet 16’s with some of Westchester’s finest beauty technicians. The Oasis dream began more than 16 years ago and continues to ensure that guests keep coming back with new, enhanced offerings to their usual spa routines. With the holiday season rapidly approaching, get exclusive deals when you sign up for our email newsletter, Facebook and Twitter specials now! Hours: Open seven days a week. Monday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday to 8 p.m., Thursday to 9 p.m., Sunday to 7 p.m.

(Standing): Fransheska, spa director; Georgeta, Alexis, Lily, Courtney, Bruce, owner; Kristine, Toby, spa director and Melissa. (Seated): Jenn and Naoko

www.oasisdayspanyc.com Exit 16 off the Saw Mill River Parkway (above NYSC and Starbucks)

50 Livingstone Avenue, Dobbs Ferry • 409-1900

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estchester’s premier community music school since 1944, Hoff-Barthelson has achieved national recognition for its comprehensive music program for students aged 4 months through adulthood. Under the tutelage of one of the best faculties anywhere, students benefit from a sequential curriculum of individualized instruction, musicianship classes, small and large ensembles, and frequent performance opportunities. HoffBarthelson offers a comprehensive jazz studies program, summer arts program, and an extensive community outreach program. Students are enabled to realize their full potential in the school’s warm, familial and supportive environment. At Hoff-Barthelson, students acquire skills leading to a lifelong enjoyment of music through its cutting-edge curriculum. The school’s youngest students acquire skills that include the ability to focus and concentrate, to listen and observe, to cooperate and to take turns with peers through group music and movement, recorder, and pre-twinkler classes. Students may then graduate to HoffBarthelson’s Suzuki program — the most comprehensive Suzuki program in Westchester. More advanced students may take advantage of a complete menu of individual lessons, music theory, ear training, composition, analysis, conducting, and ensembles including three orchestras, four choruses, and much more. Along with classical music studies, Hoff-Barthelson boasts one of the most fully equipped music technology labs in the country, comprehensive jazz and composition studies, and a five-week summer arts program for second- through 10th-grade students. Hoff-Barthelson’s Festival Orchestra is a full symphony for high school students at the highest level of technical ability and musical artistry. Selected by the New York Philharmonic as a partner in its new Philharmonic Academy Jr. program in 2014, Hoff-Barthelson is the only music school in Westchester and the tri-state area to hold this honor. Festival Orchestra performances this season include guest appearances by internationally renowned soloists Ida Kavafian, violin, on Dec. 12, 2015, and Amit Peled, cello, on June 11, 2016. Hoff-Barthelson’s faculty is featured in performance on the HB Artist Series throughout the school year. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday to 5 p.m.

Music director Jun Nakabayashi leads the Hoff-Barthelson Festival Orchestra at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase, 2015

hb@hbms.org • www.hbms.org

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property offers the perfect country lifestyle. Impeccably maintained 4,970 sf home includes caped perennial gardens is the setting for the stunning in-ground heated pool, outdoor kitchen nd 6 paddocks. Minutes to train. Web# 4546374 Bedford Office 914.234.4590 (Front): Robin Friedman, director of sales for Westchester; Joanne Intrieri, Evelyn Roman, Edi Giguere, Lori Falow, Roseanne Bordes and Jasmine Rice. (Back): Dan Bucci, Kathie Briskin, Ed Hardesty, Cindy Waxman, Kathleen Ha, Satoshi Maezono, Irina Sher, Joanne Thang, Owen Berkowitz, America Gonzalez, Stephen Herman, Theresa Ferraro, Nino Gjeloshaj, Nancy Rimberg, Carol Marrone, Charles Bludeau, Ari Susswein, Ellen Schwartz, Delica Herman and Lewis Fechter. (Not pictured): Nathalie Clark, Celine Bouriaud, Gregory Cooper, Deborah Fugazy, Evan Gelber, Sandra Glaser, Benjamin Glazer, Susan Joyce, Glorianne Mattesi, Assad Masri, Zachary Miller, Paul Sarlo and Melissa Tswana

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hen it comes to real estate services, word of mouth is the best advertisement. Over and again, our clients tell people they need look no further than Douglas Elliman Real Estate for knowledgeable agents who understand this market and can guide them skillfully through every phase of the transaction — from sales and rentals to mortgages, title insurance, and new developments. Our Scarsdale office, conveniently located right in the Village, on Popham Road, has 45 agents ready to serve our community neighbors in Scarsdale, Edgemont, New Rochelle, Eastchester, Pelham, Bronxville, Mamaroneck, Rye, and the Rivertowns. The Douglas Elliman Real Estate success story is impressive, and reassuring to clients who know they are dealing with top professionals in the field. Douglas Elliman, established in 1911, is backed by more than a century of real estate experience and growth. In fact, Douglas Elliman Realty is the largest regional and the nation’s fourth largest real estate company, with a current network of more than 5,700 agents in more than 77 offices throughout the five boroughs, Long Island (including the Hamptons and the North Fork), Westchester and Putnam counties, as well as South Florida, California, Connecticut and Aspen, Colorado. In addition, through a partnership with Knight Frank Residential, Douglas Elliman’s network extends to 55 countries

across six continents. Last year, sales volume topped $18 billion. At Douglas Elliman, we believe that access to the best and most timely information can dramatically shape the decisions our clients make. Today’s consumers need a trusted resource to help them navigate the complex process that real estate has become. For instance, through our websites, www. elliman.com and askelliman.com, clients can search properties as well as information about mortgage financing, legal matters, neighborhoods, community activities, and other important content that enters into an educated real estate decision. At Douglas Elliman, the big news is that we are the exclusive firm representing Greystone-on-Hudson, the gated community built on the grounds that once was Greystone Castle. Here is luxury living at its finest, with breathtaking scenic views from graceful verandas, custom windows, millwork and flooring throughout, and Wolf Sub-Zero appliances. The developers are carefully preserving the atmosphere from the Gilded Age days of the castle, saving the on-site rock outcroppings and forest trees, among other scenic attributes of the 100-acre development. Thinking real estate? Think Douglas Elliman. Hours: Open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or call for an appointment.

www.askelliman.com

26 Popham Road, Scarsdale • 723-6800

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Henry’s Barber Shop, conveniently located near the Scarsdale Metro-North station, has helped boys, girls, teens, men and women look their very best since 1927. Owner J Gaitas enjoys working with all customers, whether they need a quick trim before running to the train or are bringing a toddler in for that special first-ever haircut. Henry’s Barber Shop even has toys and books for the little ones! Henry’s stylists do everything well, with the traditional cut a perennial favorite and more trendy looks such as tape-ups, fades and Mohawks very popular now. We continue to offer old-fashioned hot-towel shaves, too. One thing never changes at Henry’s — its dedication to customer convenience. Having six stylists on hand every day ensures a quick turnaround, even for walk-ins. Call for appointments. Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday to 4:30 p.m.

Maria, Maryann, Alexis, Adelina, Annamaria, Bianca, Panny and Ivone. (Not pictured): Franca

Ultimate Image Salon in Scarsdale has been providing expert hair care for more than 20 years. The owners, Maria Amoretti and Ivone Periera, each have many years of experience in color and hair cutting. We offer high-quality hair care products and a professional staff in a comfortable setting. We specialize in the Brazilian Blowout. Hours: Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday to 8 p.m., Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Henry’s BarBer Shop EST 1927

868 Scarsdale Avenue, Scarsdale • 723-2055

38 Garth Road, Scarsdale • 725-3011

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e/Max Prime Properties in Scarsdale is a full-service real estate office, under the local leadership of licensed real estate broker Margie Lelia, who brings more than 25 years of experience to the local market. She has a dynamic group of experienced, full-time Realtors familiar with Scarsdale and the neighboring villages. In 2014, the office handled more than 400 transactions with a total sales volume of nearly $87 million. We know how to sell property — residential and commercial. Re/Max, founded in 1973, today leads the nation in total transactions, Web visits, and national advertising. With its network of more than 100,000 Realtors in over 100 countries, Re/Max has the greatest worldwide reach. For our clients, that means access to the best properties to buy, and the most opportunities to sell, thanks to our extensive global support services and our agent-to-agent referral network. With access to advanced training, advertising campaigns, and state-of-the-art technological tools, our agents can serve our entire coverage market. Each of our Realtors has more than 10 years of experience in evaluating and pricing property, working with contractors, staging a home for sale, and seeing the transaction move smoothly through closing. We make the process stress-free. We can handle houses, co-ops and condominiums, rentals, foreclosures, short sales, and all your real estate needs. To serve our international clients, we can provide Realtors fluent in many languages. Re/Max Prime Properties believes in giving back to the communities we serve, participating annually in the Go the Distance Walk, the Children’s Miracle Network, Samaritanshope.org, and the Toys for Tots campaign. You can drop off your toys now. Let’s double last year’s collection! Hours: Call for an appointment. We look forward to serving you.

Licensed real estate broker Margie Lelia. Licensed real estate associate brokers: Agnes Aliberto, Myrna Anover, Paula Connolly, Peter Chong, Hillary Donn, Miriam Dunn, Richard LaRusso, Kazushi “Mike” Mikuni, Ronald Reid, Julia Ricciuti and Denis Roccisano. Licensed real estate salespersons: Jennifer Anastasi-Landi, Alice Buck, Silvana Milinovich, Marko Milinovich, Kristine Provenzale, Laura Rogan, Clarissa Rosado, Cynthia Rossi, JoAnn Salzano and Sidney Walker

Prime Properties

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Inside the eclectic, SoHo-style boutique that is Sol-La, creative and unique handmade goods abound. Min Aoki opened his Garth Road shop in 2005, filling it with an abundant array of original artisan and fair-trade finds from around the world and the U.S. Browse Sol-La’s vast collection of handmade jewelry and accessories, eco-friendly gifts, housewares, Judaica, art and much more — all of which are one-of-a-kind, interesting and affordable. Here you’ll discover the type of gifts usually found “in the city,” without the hassle of trains, traffic or parking. Shipping and beautiful, individual gift-wrapping is offered. Stop by Sol-La this holiday season to find unusual gifts of consciousness and meaning for everyone on your list — family, friends, hosts, hostesses and business associates. Shop Sol-La and raise your gift-giving from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Hours: Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday to 7:30 p.m., Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday hours: December only, Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Joseph M. Murphy, Jr., president; JoAnn M. Murphy, vice chair and Richard J. Laudenbach Jr., senior vice president/branch administrator

Country Bank, conveniently located at 80 Garth Road, is a full-service commercial bank offering a wide variety of products and services for consumers and businesses. As a local commercial bank, Country Bank offers superior personalized service where customers are greeted by familiar faces who know your name and are ready to service your needs. Country Bank’s products are similar to those of regional banks and money center banks. Commercial and business products include commercial loans, escrow products, remote deposit, online banking, automated payment services, and personal and business checking and savings products. Whether you’re a small business or large corporation, we have the products and services to meet your needs. Our dedication to technology enables us to set up a “virtual branch” in your own office with our Remote Deposit product. Our branch locations include Scarsdale, Riverdale, Woodlawn and Manhattan (48th St. and 2nd Ave. and our main office at 42nd St.). Hours: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday to 6 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

www.sol-la.com

44 Garth Road, Scarsdale • 723-2123

www.countrybankonline.com

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elebrity makeup artist Devra Bader knows how to make all her clients’ lives extra-luxurious. A specialist in bridal makeup application and brow artistry for more than two decades, Devra offers a full range of facials, manicures, pedicures, body treatments and award-winning laser hair removal for all skin types. For everyday, special occasions or holidays, teens and moms look and feel their best with customized skin care and makeup consultations. Brow shaping’s a specialty. Try it — it will bring more expression to your face — you’ll notice the results! One of our most popular treatments is the HydraFacial, featured on Fox, ABC, NBC and CBS. A breakthrough procedure, it works in three ways to hydrate, detoxify and rejuvenate the skin — without irritation — for a clearer, smoother, more beautiful complexion. HydraFacial’s advanced technology exfoliates and resurfaces like microdermabrasion, providing the renewal of a chemical peel, and offering the extractions and significant hydration of a deep-cleaning facial. Results are immediate and lasting, with no downtime. Devra has been featured in InStyle, New York and Shape magazines. She’s appeared as an expert on “The Today Show” and Lifetime television. Her spa carries only the finest, most effective products. Clients are devoted to G.M. Collin and SkinCeuticals moisturizers to counteract stressed skin from summer tans and guard against dryness caused by blustery winter winds. Stimulate your senses with a chocolate cake or green tea body scrub. Treat your toes to custom pedicures — in pumpkin, chocolate, vanilla, white tea, or, for that special day, birthday cake. The spa’s healthy, airbrush tan gives a beachy, sun-kissed look, minus tanning bed damage. It’s the perfect indulgence during winter’s sun-starved days. Special packages are available for our laser hair removal services. Call now to book your facial appointment and receive our fall special. Hours: Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. Private appointments available.

Susana, Gabriella and Devra

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Renee Laverdiere, professional ballet dancer for 17 years and current ballet teacher, owns and operates Westchester’s most complete dance and ballet store — Repertoire Dance Shop! Come see their extensive line of yoga and exercise clothes for adults. They also carry a large selection of ballroom and Zumba shoes. Browse through skate and gymnastics attire and gift items for yourself, or for the dancer in the family. Repertoire’s knowledgeable sales staff takes pride in ensuring you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for, whether it’s the correct pointe fittings or required items for local dance schools. Visit Repertoire Dance Shop for a cozy, magical experience that will put your dance dreams in motion! Hours: Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday to 5 p.m. Labor Day through Memorial Day, also open Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

(Standing): Yaya, Taka, Meg, Koji and Maiko. (Seated): Yoko, Sugi and Iku

When Meg and Maiko opened the Japanese hair salon Salon deVoeu in September 2007, their goal was to help women improve the condition of their hair and transform their appearance — all while looking extremely stylish and chic. With trained stylists from top Japanese schools, the team at Salon deVoeu uses superior techniques and treatments to enhance hair’s luster and condition. Their keratin treatment is one of the best deep-conditioners and relaxers, and lasts up to five months. Using only fine products like Milbon, Meg and Maiko make it their mission to improve the quality of your hair. The salon boasts art deco Italian design, and the warm, friendly staff make every client feel comfortable. From cut and color, to Japanese straightening and blowouts, every client who steps into Salon deVoeu leaves extremely satisfied. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, from 9 a.m to 6 p.m., Friday to 8 p.m.

www.repertoiredance.com

65 Garth Road, Scarsdale • 722-2440

www.salondevoeu.com

68 Garth Road Scarsdale • 725-7755

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nsurance matters! Particularly, the “right” insurance — a policy that reflects appropriate risk management for your home, your business, your life. Insurance is a dynamic part of risk management and should be reviewed on a regular basis. Changes may have to be made. At Plum Insurance Agency/Aaron Plum Inc. we have been carefully managing the needs of our clients since 1949. That’s why we continue to grow — even in a competitive marketplace. Our business ethic is to provide the same level of service and attention to each of our clients, regardless of the size of their insurance portfolio. We are a family-owned and -operated independent insurance agency with a dedicated, welltrained staff. We recognize that premiums matter and consistently “shop” for the lowest rate without sacrificing the insurance coverage you need. Please feel free to call our local office on Garth Road, stop by or contact us via email. We will be happy to review your current insurance portfolio and discuss your personal and business needs. All on a no-obligation basis. We offer insurance coverage for: home, co-op/ condo, renter’s, auto, cyber liability, professional liability, directors and officers, business (local and international), construction/renovation, real estate, life, and long-term care. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your particular insurance needs. Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday to 5 p.m. Weekends by appointment.

Ellen Plum

All Forms of Insurance Since 1949 eplum@pluminsurance.net • www.pluminsurance.net

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(Front): Erica Leventhal, Ronnie Becher, Shery Rosenstein, Linda Newman and Mary DiCarlucci. (Second row): Jen Vegh, Valbona Mrizaj, Rabbi Josh Dorsch, Jayne Peister, Joseph Wygoda and Abby Wise. (Third row): Geralynn Reifer, Rebekkah Gold, Hazzan Jamie Gloth, Rabbi David Schuck, Cantor Uri Aqua and Mark Seidenfeld. (Back): Olivier Vogel, Milton Sinclar, Alise Liquorie, Debbie Young, Julie Rockowitz and Debra Lomurno

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eth El Synagogue Center welcomes all who seek a full range of spiritual, educational, social and recreational activities. Its vibrant and thriving community features individuals, couples and families of all ages who come from different and varied religious backgrounds and levels of faith. Centrally located in New Rochelle, Beth El is open to anyone in the Westchester area and is easily reached from towns throughout the county. Rabbi David A. Schuck emphasizes an egalitarian approach to building community in an open, nonjudgmental way, instilling curiosity in people about one another and the journeys that they share, regardless of one’s background or prior religious choices. “We’re invested in helping individuals and families find ways that Judaism can enrich their lives and be meaningful,” Rabbi Schuck says. “Our Shabbat services, High Holy Days, educational programs and social activities form the heart of the strong and supportive community we share together.” Beth El’s community-centered role in supplementing one’s religious

experiences on Shabbat and the High Holy Days is part of the excitement. Beth El has it all — from Baby U, for new parents and their youngsters, to nursery school, day camp, religious school, and children’s and teen programs, all the way up to a full range of adult education and social activities. “Stop in any time and get to know us at Beth El Synagogue,” Rabbi Schuck says, inviting those who are currently unaffiliated, haven’t been to Beth El recently, might be looking for something different in their religious lives, or even those who have a hard time seeing how religion can have a role in their lives. Programs are open to all regardless of affiliation. “We’re happy to meet you and offer Beth El as a place where anyone can feel free to establish communities of trust, open up to one another, and feel at home,” he says. “There’s a lot of excitement and energy here, and together, we have the opportunity to shape the way synagogues are being reimagined for the future.” Hours: Visit Beth El Synagogue Center’s website to learn about worship services, activities, programs and more. Or, contact Beth El’s Executive Director Erica Leventhal at eleventhal@bethelnr.org for a tour.

www.bethelnr.org Where Quaker Ridge meets North Avenue

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Moscato Ristorante embodies the spirit of Italian life through delicious food, fashionable elegance and a warm, rustic atmosphere that invite good times and company. Owner Mario Fava’s passion for authentic cuisine translates into seasonal Mediterranean menus. You’ll love our pollo monellaccio (chicken sautéed with artichoke hearts, rosemary and peperoncino) and branzino alle mandorle (almondencrusted sea bass in a lemon, white wine sauce). Favorite pastas include fusilli calabresi with cacio cheese and black pepper, and homemade green and white fettuccine with prosciutto, peas, mushrooms and a touch of cream. For lunch, enjoy exquisite salads and antipasti, thin-crust pizza del giorno, fresh pasta dishes, meat or fish. Indulge your appetite with our prix fixe and piatto unico menus — or savor our bucatini con polpetto. Manager Thomas Della Sala and staff provide superior service from the moment you step through the door. We bake fresh bread daily and offer a comfortable weekend brunch/ lunch menu until 3:30 p.m. Gluten-free pasta and free local delivery are available. Hours: Open seven days a week. Monday through Thursday, from noon to 10:30 p.m., Friday to 11:30 p.m., Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday to 10 p.m.

874 Scarsdale Avenue Scarsdale • 723-5700

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Nelson, floor manager; Mario, founder/owner; Steve, floor manager; Jose Leon, executive chef; Gregory, general manager and Mauro, bar/banquet manager

After finding success with three other restaurants — Moscato, Lusardi’s and Chat 19 — owner Mario Fava opened Chat American Grill in September 2009 to provide casual, yet sophisticated dining on Christie Place, in the heart of Scarsdale Village. The vibe is always upbeat and cheerful at Chat. Its retro space has two large dining rooms, one with a fireplace, and a beautiful patio with gas heaters for outdoor dining during the warmer months. Award-winning executive chef Jose Leon’s menus feature an exquisite selection of starters, soups and salads, sandwiches, burgers and entrées. The bar includes an award-winning martini list, as well as an extensive menu of beer, wine and cocktails. Stop in for brunch Saturday and Sunday. Sports fans can catch all their favorite games on three flat-screen plasma TVs and an 80-inch HD projection screen. Chat American Grill now offers free delivery. Live DJ Saturday nights starting at 9 p.m. Hours: Open seven days a week. Monday through Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday to midnight, Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight, Sunday from 3 to 10 p.m.

www.chatamericangrill.com

1 Christie Place Scarsdale • 722-4000

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Saxon Grill, located at the Saxon Woods Golf Course, has been a mainstay for Westchester golfers for years. The scenic view, outdoor patio seating, friendly atmosphere and great food make it the perfect place for casual dining, private parties and special events. Saxon Grill’s famous Thursday Night Barbeque Buffet, featuring live music, has become one of the most popular summer events in the area. Our menu features hearty, well-prepared pub fare, offering appetizers, salads, burgers and sandwiches, plus a full bar menu featuring an excellent selection of bottled and tap beers, wines and cocktails. We also feature pastas, steaks, chicken, pork and seafood dishes with Italian, American and international flair. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant features plenty of parking, indoor and outdoor dining with flat-screen TVs, and catering for large and small groups. It’s a great place to watch the game with friends while enjoying a great meal and golf course view. We like to think of ourselves as Scarsdale’s friendly, neighborhood bar and grill. Open seven days a week, Saxon Grill, is an ideal choice for family dining, takeout and catering services.

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871 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley • 231-9260

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315 Mamaroneck Road Scarsdale • 713-0498


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Fortino, Bertin, Daniel, Fabian, Danny, Roberto and Lorenzo

Family is an important component of Villaggio’s Restaurant & Cafe, the familyowned Italian eatery in Hartsdale, known for 38 years as the place to go for great pasta, pizza and classic Italian dishes offered in a casual setting. Diners will also find a family of servers at Villaggio’s — the same chef for the last 30 years, and the familiar faces of the wait staff to welcome you like old friends. A restaurant is about food, of course, and the Villaggio kitchen excels, providing its lunch and dinner guests with the quality they have come to expect, at affordable prices — so be sure to bring the family. The menu offers something for everyone, including all the traditional Italian foods, plus a seafood dish daily and weekly specials to tempt your palate. At Villaggio’s, all foods are prepared to order, with only the freshest ingredients. Villaggio’s Italiano Restaurant: From our family to yours — welcome! Mangia! Hours: Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday to 11 p.m., Sunday dinner from noon to 9 p.m.

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389 N. Central Avenue Hartsdale • 949-3427

Matthew Karp

Plates delivers sophistication and excellence in a fun, inspired setting, offering a contemporary American and continental cuisine sure to please every palate. Plates is also a full-service caterer, hosting private parties of all kinds here at the restaurant or at your home, office or event site. Contact catering manager Megan Hayes for full details — Plates expertly arranges everything to ensure the perfect special occasion, including flowers for weddings or events of any size. Known for its wide variety of homemade dishes, original and creative cooking “from pasta to pastrami,” Plates is also known for its Sunday barbecue brunch — with fried chicken, waffles, complimentary homemade sticky buns and more — perfect for a casual, delicious family meal. Stop in for a grass-fed burger and a glass of wine any day at the bar, with $1 oysters from 5 to 7 p.m. each night, along with half-price appetizers and happy hour specials. Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday to 10 p.m., Sunday brunch from noon to 3 p.m., Sunday dinner from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

www.platesonthepark.com

121 Myrtle Boulevard Larchmont • 834-1244

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he tri-state authority of fresh fish since 1981, Rick Ross’ Eastchester Fish Gourmet was named a Trusted Table by Westchester magazine, August 2015, and rated “Excellent” by The New York Times, July 2013. Simply put, Rick’s expertise is purchasing the finest fish, and that’s what makes Eastchester Fish Gourmet so different. He buys only the best and fanciest fish available. Our market’s expert staff focuses on personal service, custom-readying each order — whether it’s filleting or butterflying whole fish or steaming and cracking the most succulent lobster ever. Have a hankering for Eastchester Fish Gourmet’s restaurant specialties at home? Just come into the market and choose from mouthwatering menu selections including steamed lobster dinners, parmesanencrusted cod, honey-mustard salmon, salads and soups, and much, much more! We make it easy for you to provide your guests at home with a delicious dinner from our restaurant. Our restaurant menu changes daily based on what’s available at our market. You’ll enjoy delicious dishes ranging from ahi tuna with soy sake glaze and salmon with roasted cauliflower to whole, simply grilled fish. You will enjoy our Monday night lobster specials and our Thursday night raw bar specials. Eastchester Fish is known for a good steak — from DeBragga and Spitler, a New York meat wholesaler that’s been doing business since 1924, and is a main supplier to many of New York City’s best restaurants. For more information about the restaurant, fish market and catering to-go, visit www.eastchesterfish.com. Hours: Market open seven days a week. Restaurant: dinner seven days a week; lunch Thursday and Friday.

David Kurdys, restaurant manager; Michael Lubin, retail fish store manager; Arsenio Flores, chef and Rick Ross, owner

www.eastchesterfish.com

837 White Plains Road, Scarsdale • 725-3450


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Ken Cohn and George Djonovic

Elyce Jacobson and Shaka Taffawa

Health- and fitness-minded Scarsdale residents are giving a huge welcome to the Skinny Buddha Organic Café, which opened recently at 6 Depot Plaza, offering tasty, healthier options to the usual restaurant and takeout fare. Head chef Elyce Jacobson, a certified holistic health counselor, and her business partner, Shaka Taffawa, a personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist, have teamed up to bring a huge menu of gluten-free, dairy-free, and 100 percent organic foods to those pursuing healthy lives and lifestyles. The offerings are extensive — organic smoothies, green drinks, acai bowls, salads, wraps, soups of the day, carnivore, vegetarian and vegan entrées, desserts, and a delicious made-to-order menu for eating in or taking home. Become a Skinny Buddha at the Skinny Buddha Organic Café, where you’ll get the skinny on being skinny with an enlightened Buddha mindset. And be sure to ask about our catering service for all your holiday meals. Hours: Open seven days a week. Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

www.myskinnybuddha.com

6 Depot Plaza Scarsdale • 472-9646

Ruffled Feathers Gourmet Rotisserie, the popular takeout spot, is now entering its 25th year, and its delicious prepared foods have become standard fare in most homes in and around Scarsdale. Owners Ken and George specialize in preparing healthy and low-fat foods using the best and freshest ingredients available. Besides the great rotisserie chickens, other items are available from the rotisserie, such as Long Island duck, Cornish game hens, fresh turkeys, and garlic and herb-crusted filet mignon. They also have oversized grilled chicken breast and skinless fried chicken, which is low in both cholesterol and fat but high in flavor. For those who choose not to have chicken, they offer many other dishes: grilled salmon, sole française, turkey chili, turkey burgers, baby back ribs and assorted pasta dishes are among the highlights. Other notable delicacies available at Ruffled Feathers include homemade coleslaw, kasha varnishkas (that would make grandma proud), rice pudding, mélange of roasted vegetables, purée of butternut squash, creamed spinach (it’s really creamless); cranberry, walnut and apple compote; solid white tuna with dried cranberries and apples; homemade soups and of course, their famous chopped chicken liver. Ruffled Feathers also offers holiday menus and catering service. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

www.ruffledfeathersgourmet.com

75 Garth Road Scarsdale • 725-6880

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f you live in and around Scarsdale, you know Lange’s Deli & Pizzeria — an institution in the Village Center for more than four decades. This is where the regulars go for great food and the friendly faces of Sal, the coffee barista; Theresa and Gilly, the salad ladies; and the sandwich and hot plate guys — all of them keeping the line moving for breakfast orders, lunch and dinner specials, snack treats, and great service at affordable prices. Two years ago, Lange’s expanded its deli menu to include pizza and family-style dinners. Enrique and Tomas take pride in creating the specialty pizzas and classic Italian dishes that keep customers coming back for more. Even designer pizzas are no problem for these chefs. However you want it is how you get it. In addition to the tasty foods and excellent customer service, Lange’s patrons appreciate the restaurant’s commitment to the Scarsdale community — its donations of apple cider and doughnuts for the Halloween window painting contest; s’mores and hot chocolate at the holiday tree lighting event; and free pizzas to local students showing a good report card. Lange’s also sponsors a local baseball team, donates to local clubs and teams, and contributes to all the elementary school barbecues. Deli owners Anthony and Sofia Domini have a goal: to serve your family, your grandchildren, and your extended family for at least another four decades. Lange’s Deli & Pizzeria: An adventure in food. Hours: Open seven days a week. Sunday through Tuesday, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday to 8 p.m. Pizza from 11 a.m. to closing.

Miguel, Bety, Carlos, Enrique, Tomas, Sal and Amado

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57 Spencer Place, Scarsdale • 472-0330


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Nina Gilin and Gregory Gilin

Your expression. Our designs. Jewelry that’s perfectly you. Gregory Gilin is like no other jewelry store. We understand that jewelry is much more than adornment. Jewelry is an intimate extension of personality and passions — so the individual soul of a piece is as important as the material and the stones. Encompassing a panorama of styles and colors, Gregory Gilin jewelry is poetic, yet timelessly wearable. Dressed up or down, it remains exquisite. It will always make a statement. Nina and Greg design all pieces in-house and oversee production in fine worldwide ateliers. Nina’s inspiration has been nourished by South American, Turkish and Indian traditions. Known for personalized service, we look forward to custom designing and handcreating your dream jewelry. We specialize in one-of-a-kind wedding bands and other made-to-order pieces. We can also revive your heirloom pieces or exchange trade-in jewelry for new treasures! Additionally, we buy silver, gold and antique jewelry, and we offer expert evaluations. Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Emily Hirsch

Scarsdale Candy ‘N Cards is an institution on Spencer Place — 49 years in the same location, and it’s still a treat to enter and enjoy. Residents think of Scarsdale Candy ‘N Cards as an old friend — familiar surroundings with up-to-date gift ideas for children, adults and hostesses. Here you’ll find gifts for every occasion, holiday gifts, Stonewall Kitchen jam, jelly and salsa; Tea Forté, picture frames, stuffed animals and office supplies. As always, there’s a huge selection of greeting cards and boxed candy for yearround nibbling and special occasions, as well as body cream, fancy soaps, a collection of hand-therapy products, and candles. Planning a party? After choosing your clever invitation, you’ll find party goods galore — including an excellent selection of Caspari party goods — to add just the right festive touches. Party guests love Candy ‘N Cards for its selection of beautiful gift-wrap, gift tote bags, pretty colored tissue papers, gift boxes, Crane’s stationery and boxed Christmas cards by Caspari. Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and extended holiday hours.

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35 Spencer Place, Scarsdale • 722-2102

25 Spencer Place, Scarsdale • 723-2977

Peter Blier, manager; Sonia, Peter H., Eric, Pat, Bobby and Jimmy

(Back): Miss Andrea, director; Isabella Prezioso, Georgia Cummings and Miss Marci, ballet teacher. (Middle): Erica Reith and Deanna Jacapino. (Front): Ava Fadda

Central Taxi of Scarsdale is proud to be celebrating our 103rd year of service in 2015. As we were in 1912, we are still located at the northbound side of the Scarsdale Train Station, next to Starbucks. We provide local, friendly, reliable service — whether you’re headed cross-town, downtown or to the airport. We’re also available for package delivery, to help with car pools, or party transportation. Our fleet includes late-model Crown Victorias and Honda minivans. We accept Visa, MasterCard, AmEx and Discover, plus inhouse charge accounts. Central Taxi is locally owned and operated. Being of service to Scarsdale and the surrounding communities is our only business. We’re proud to personally know many of our clients — and their parents, kids, nannies and friends. Open 365 days a year, we are now open even earlier to help you make those early morning trains. Most days, our hours are from 6 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. With advance notice, we’ll pick you up even earlier to go to the airport or out of town. Call us. Let us help you make your life easier.

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51 East Parkway, Scarsdale • 723-0016 • 800-464-1780

Andrea Verdeschi has lived, loved and breathed dance since she was a young girl, and now, with Miss Andrea’s Dance Studio in Scarsdale, she gives children, teens and adults the chance to have fun and learn ballet and other dance skills in a professional setting. The best part of teaching is having the privilege of watching a young child’s love of dance grow and to see children mature into amazing dancers, says Andrea. “We’re teaching ballet, tap, jazz, ballroom dancing and hip-hop to the next generation of dancers, and we offer classes geared for anyone from a beginner just getting started to competition-level performers.” Featuring a loving, positive atmosphere, Miss Andrea’s Dance Studio has relatively small class sizes, enabling professional teachers to give extra attention while infusing an element of fun into the instruction. Older, more-seasoned students are encouraged and motivated to improve skills and be the best they can be. All students may participate in a low-stress yearly recital, showing family and friends their self-confidence and improved dance skills. Hours: Call or check their website for class schedule and studio hours.

Miss Andrea’s Dance Studio www.missandreasdance.com

209 Brook Street, Scarsdale • 723-2927


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It’s a family affair when it comes to Isabelle’s Fine Jewelry, owned by mother-andson jewelers Isabelle and David Kirschenbaum. Isabelle trained at Harry Winston, and David started off at age 19 polishing diamonds in South Africa for Martin Kirschenbaum, Inc., his father’s wholesale jewelry company. Specializing in yellow and fancy colored diamonds, designer jewelry and watches, the family business manufactures more than 70 percent of our inventory. Other offerings include the edgy, 18-karat white-and-gold diamond jewelry collection from emerging designer Betty Lou Moscot; funky sterling silver styles by Elizabeth Buenaventura; and watches. We are also here to help you with custom design and repairs, and we discretely purchase gold, silver, estate jewelry, watches and diamonds. Visit for a private, costfree evaluation. Arrangements can also be made for a safe, secure mail-in evaluation. Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or via our live chat feature any time.

New Rochelle Racquet Club (NRRC) offers experienced and dedicated coaches running programs to accommodate all skill levels — for ages 3 to 100. Program choices include everything from 10-and-under to USTA junior and adult play, and private lessons for all. The experience of our teaching staff sets us apart from our competition. The ability to play a championship game is only half the story: our instructors are passionate when it comes to teaching the techniques that help a player do well on the court, while instilling a love of the game. You may recognize our coaches from their summer work at local beach clubs. NRRC is a six-court indoor and fully climate-controlled facility. Our pro shop offers racquets and accessories as well as restringing provided by one of Westchester’s best. Ask our pros to recommend the right racquet. Racquets can be tried on the premises to help your purchase decision. We offer party packages for children and you can rent out our facility for an adult party. Call for details or come by for a tour. Hours: Open seven days a week.

27 Purchase St. Rye, NY 10580 www.isabellesfinejewelry.com 914-921-1888

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Josh Bill, director of tennis; Geoff LoConte, Maureen Neary, front desk manager; Dimitri Kopilashvili, 10-and-under director; Lonny Aronstein, Albert Anim, Dean Won, assistant director of tennis; Asi Phillips and Alex Altman

Isabelle Kirschenbaum and Debi Giner

27 Purchase Street, Rye • 921-1888

www.nrrc.us

130 Rhodes Street New Rochelle • 636-1003

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very homeowner wants a beautiful green lawn, one that graces the home it surrounds and offers a refined welcome to residents and guests. The ways to a beautiful lawn are sunlight and irrigation. Mother Nature supplies the sun, and as homeowners from New Canaan south to Riverdale and west to the Hudson River know, Evermist Lawn Sprinklers is the go-to company for irrigation. Richard Gasparino started the company more than a quarter century ago, based on his knowledge of irrigation systems and the watering requirements of various grasses, shrubs, flowers and trees. Technological innovations have had a major impact on water efficiency, which saves homeowners money, and also protects our natural resource. Evermist staff attends classes and consults with our suppliers to bring new ideas and designs to our industry, which puts us on the cutting edge of water efficiency and cost savings for our homeowners and commercial customers. Since the beginning, the company has grown to include up to 18 workers during the height of the growing season, five service trucks, and a headquarters building in Port Chester. Joining Richard in the company are his two sons, Richard Jr. and Dominick; his mother-in-law, Sylvia DeGiacomo, as office manager; and his wife, April, as chief financial officer. Whatever your family’s irrigation needs — underground systems, drainage, well-water systems, iron and sand elimination systems, residential and commercial — you will be glad you spoke to our family at Evermist Lawn Sprinklers. Office hours: Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dominick Gasparino, foreman; Stephanie Pagliughi, customer service; Sylvia DeGiacomo, office manager; April Gasparino, chief financial officer; Rich Gasparino, president; Rich Gasparino Jr., foreman; Enrique Primo, Max Bravo, Steve Ladenhauff, Leo Barajas, Eric Young, Cody Haney, Dominic Giordano and Al Johnson

www.evermist.com

16 Palace Place, Port Chester • 939-5782


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other Nature never ceases to amaze. The deeper we look into the rocks, marbles, gems, crystals and fossils that come from the earth, the more entranced we get! Architectural Minerals & Stone is a shop like no other, filled with natural works of art for giftgiving, collecting, or using throughout the home, business and commercial space. After a long career in the stone and granite business, Mark Shedrofsky has turned his attention to the gem and mineral world. “Most gems and minerals work universally in almost any style of home or office,” he says. “So follow your heart and pick something that you flat-out love.” Mark and staff work closely with customers, spending time explaining a gem or mineral’s property and characteristic. Mark has associates from around the world helping find just the right piece that’s not only aesthetically pleasing but perfect for its specific placement and use. Looking for the gift for someone who has everything? Architectural Minerals & Stone will meet that need, and more! You’re encouraged to touch everything here, even pick up pieces to see what they look like in different light. Also, please let us know if you have a family collection you’d like Architectural Minerals & Stone to acquire. Hours: Open seven days a week. Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from noon to 9 p.m., Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Call for extended holiday hours.

Jared and Mark Shedrofsky

www.architecturalminerals.com

1 Bridge Street, Irvington • 479-0049

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ow celebrating its 11th anniversary, Buddy’s Barking Lot moved and expanded its services in the past 12 months. Having perfected doggie day care in its first decade, Buddy’s is now a full-service dog facility, including a canine hotel open every day of the year! As with its day care, Buddy’s hotel is crate- and cage-free, so dogs sleep only on couches and beds. Two staff members sleep alongside them, making sure everyone’s happy, healthy and wakes up ready to greet the new day. Safety is of utmost importance at Buddy’s. “We interview every dog that comes to us, ensuring they can be successful members of the pack,” says Eileen Fleming, co-owner with Susan Ekaireb. “There’s an incredible amount of trust among the dogs and staff, and aggression is not tolerated.” In addition to the hotel and day care, Buddy’s offers group or private training classes. There’s also a private self-wash dog wash room. “Come in to wash and blow-dry your dog using professional equipment — there’s no need to get your house messy,” says Eileen. Professional grooming’s another option. Buddy’s Barking Lot’s mission since day one has been to create joy for dogs and their people. Eileen and Susan invite you to see just how happy you and your dog can be! Hours: Open every day of the year. Visit the website for details.

Ivy Robinson with Jojo and Bella; Susan Ekaireb with Sophie C; Liz Marsek with Camber; Eileen Fleming with Sadie and Vito; and Sage Dos Santos with Madison and Lucy. (Dogs in front): Lily C, Elvis and Mack

Buddy’s Barking Lot Doggie Hotel, Day Care, Spa & Training Center www.buddysbarkinglot.com

12 W. Main Street, Building E, Elmsford • 345-3000


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Ebony Carelock, youth development director

Carolyn Bossinas, speech language pathologist; Nicholas Hanzely, physical therapist; Karen Blick, executive director; Vincent DeFilippis, occupational therapist; Karen Lacerra, director of admissions; Jose Bernardo, nurse manager; Iryn Fontanosa, director of rehabilitation and Stephanie Mack, director of clinical services

Throughout its 72-year history, Westchester Jewish Community Services has provided nonsectarian services to youth with social and educational challenges, people with mental health issues, individuals with disabilities, and older adults wishing to stay in their homes. As the agency says, “If you have an issue, we likely have a way to help.” One such program is the Wiener Academy for Young Women at the Mary J. Blige Center in Yonkers. Here, under the supervision of youth development director Ebony Carelock, girls in grades four through eight can join an after-school and/ or summer program that offers homework help and encourages them to explore their talents and interests. The program strives to prepare girls to reach their full potential through academic support and activities designed to build character and enhance social development. In the process, they acquire a sense of their own worth and esteem. Also offered as part of the program are empowerment workshops that help parents learn tools to support their children. Want to help? Ebony is always looking for volunteers to help with homework as well as the enrichment programs. Program hours: Monday through Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m.

A member of CenterLight Health System, Schnurmacher Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is a leading nonprofit 200-bed skilled nursing facility, which has served the Westchester community for more than 35 years. Our services include physical, occupational and speech therapies; orthopedic care; neurological care and pulmonary care. We offer restaurant-style dining, with all meals prepared by our own chef, who was trained at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. In our rehab center, managed by the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, we design individualized programs to get our patients better and back home as quickly as possible. Innovative programs include our cutting-edge virtual rehabilitation system, which complements traditional physical and occupational therapies, and a music therapy program, managed by our own world-renowned Institute for Music and Neurologic Function. Schnurmacher provides a warm, friendly environment for long-term care patients. Our specialty medical and long-term care services include skilled nursing care, advanced care for complex medical conditions, wound care management, psychological services, social services, and palliative care/hospice services. For more information visit www. schnurmacher.org or call 287-7200.

www.wjcs.com

845 N. Broadway, Suite 2 White Plains • 761-0600

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12 Tibbits Avenue White Plains • 287-7200

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onoring the achievements of your loved ones and celebrating the life you shared together are the cornerstones of healing after loss. Zion Memorial Chapel is unique in that it’s Westchester County’s one and only independent facility dedicated solely to the Jewish faith. The top reasons people come to us when a loved one dies may persuade you of our value to you and to those you love. We serve only the Jewish community of Westchester. We are privately owned and operated, which translates into cost savings. And we specialize in funeral preplanning to comply with Medicaid and SSI benefits. Our staff is readily available to assist families, any day or time. Zion Memorial’s fully handicapped-accessible, spacious funeral chapel is newly renovated. Zion Memorial is conveniently located, just minutes from all major highways, airports and several local train stations, as well as area Jewish cemeteries. Zion Memorial operates a privately owned fleet of livery, assuring you professional, patient and attentive care. Zion Memorial Chapel offers families in Westchester traditional Jewish funeral services without the traditional high price, catering to the needs of everyone, from very Reform and very Conservative to very Orthodox. All services are conducted under rabbinical supervision and Chevrah Kadisha. Honoring the life of your loved one means you value the relationship you shared. We look forward to helping you decide how to celebrate your bond with the individual you’ve lost. We can make suggestions to enhance your tribute ideas, and together we’ll create a fitting and memorable event. Call Zion Memorial Chapel today to learn how we can care for you and those you love. Hours: By appointment.

Michael Kovach, funeral director

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785 E. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck • 381-1809


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(Standing): Patty, dental assistant; Heidi, RDH and Teresa, practice manager. (Seated): Mark S. Briskin, D.D.S.

Since opening his practice in 1979, Dr. Mark Briskin has been exceeding the expectations of his patients. He notes, “As part of our commitment to exceptional care, we treat every patient with respect and understanding. We feel that your relationship with us should be one of mutual comfort and trust. To us, excellent care means a total commitment to the 100 percent satisfaction of our patients.” Technology has revolutionized the level of care that restorative and cosmetic dentistry can achieve. Dr. Briskin’s office has embraced technology to improve patient care and experience. These technologic advances include laser-assisted dentistry, digital oral scanner impression system, joint vibration analysis, computerized bite analysis, computerized shade matching, oral cancer screening and digital X-ray system, among others. Dr. Briskin’s emphasis on comprehensive care in his practice includes fine cosmetic, restorative, implant and general dentistry, smile makeovers, TMJ treatment, and nonsurgical gum therapy. He and his staff are always happy to welcome new patients to his practice.

Mark S. Briskin,

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Janice Solano, Angela Gigi, Dr. Gregg R. Fader, Talibah A. King and Veronica Nelson

After running orthodontic Manhattan, Queens and Ardsley for more Hideki, Angela, Dr. Gregg practices Fader andinTalibah. (Not pictured): Veronica than 21 years, Dr. Gregg Fader is thrilled to be celebrating his eighth anniversary in running orthodontic practices in Manhattan, Queens and Ardsley for more hisAfter Scarsdale office on Central Avenue! than years, original Dr. Gregg Fader isinthrilled to be celebrating fifth anniversary in Dr.20 Fader’s interest dentistry came from hishisfather, a retired dentist; his his Scarsdale officedirected on Central love of children himAvenue! toward orthodontics. Dr. Fader’s original interest in dentistry came from his father, a retired dentist; his Dr. Fader treats both children and adults, keeping current with the latest advances love of children directed him toward orthodontics. in orthodontics. In addition to metal and clear braces, he can also fit patients with Dr. Fader treats both children and adults, keeping current with the latest advances the nearly imperceptible braces, particularly for adults who wish in orthodontics. In additionInvisalign to metal and clear braces, he canhelpful also fit patients with to improve their smile, but also need to feel confident in a business setting. the nearly imperceptible Invisalign braces, particularly helpful for adults who wish Orthodontics offers free firstconfident consultations to patients, to Ardsley improve their smile, but also need to feel in a business setting. during which Orthodontics free first consultations patients, during which Dr.Ardsley Fader will assess anyoffers problems with the bite or to jaw, and give a time frame and Dr. Fader willprice assess for anytreatment. problems with bite or jaw,stresses and givenonextraction, a time frame andtrying to competitive Histhe philosophy competitive pricetofor Hisasphilosophy stresses to There limit treatment as treatment. short a time possible, and onlynonextraction, to one stage iftrying possible. limit treatment to as short a time as possible, and only to one stage if possible. There is ample, free parking. is ample, free parking. Hours: By appointment, including Saturdays and evenings. Hours: By appointment, including Saturday and evenings.

ARDSLEY ARDSLEYORTHODONTICS ORTHODONTICS

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www.mbriskindds.com (Ardsley Professional Complex, just after the Mobil station)

1053 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley • 693-1221

www.ardsleyorthodontics.com www.ardsleyorthodontics.com (in Apple Bank building)

In Apple Bank building

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e love animals at Petchester Veterinary — they are our first love and first priority. But, we go beyond loving them since our role as veterinarians is to ensure their health, comfort, and quality of life. Drs. Lester Sills and Zsach Ben Adi are seasoned practitioners with more than four decades of combined clinical and surgical experience. Their skills and professional ethics enable them to practice medicine efficiently and cost-effectively. We’re a friendly, small-animal practice offering concierge-like services tailored to individual needs and constraints. Petchester takes pride in providing “collaborative care” where we, together, make the right decisions for the health of your pet. We treat all types of patients: dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and “pocket” pets like ferrets, rabbits and rodents. Petchester is a newly built, modern, fully equipped hospital built from the “pawprint” of an Italian restaurant. You will be comfortable as soon as you walk through the door, with separate waiting areas for dogs and cats/exotics. There’s an airy, open reception and waiting area with nostalgic animal photos, and our staff is equally open and friendly. At Petchester, we realize medicine is also an art and requires experienced professionals with strong clinical know-how who use their experience to make fast, life-and-death decisions while utilizing state-of-the-art equipment. On-site services include urgent care, complete pet pharmacy, clinical laboratory, digital radiography, ultrasound, modern surgical suite, animal dentistry, chemotherapy, medical boarding, and grooming. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday by appointment.

Bessy with Eddie, Laura with Una, Nicole with Charlie, June with Veronica, Dr. Ben Adi with Jozie, Dr. Sills with Ella and Jake the bird, Paul with Jessie and Merla with Sal

www.petchesterveterinary.com

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helps Memorial Hospital Center’s primary and specialty care medical group, Phelps Medical Associates, was established to give people throughout the region convenient access to quality care from Phelps physicians, right in their own community. What makes Phelps Medical Associates unique is its physicians — a group dedicated to making patients feel that they are the No. 1 priority. Medical care is expert and thorough, patients don’t feel rushed during visits, and they are given ample opportunity to ask questions and express concerns about their health. The doctors are known for their quick follow-up with test results and appropriate referrals to specialists when necessary. For patients who are having difficulty managing their medications, Phelps Medical Associates offers in-person or phone consultations with a pharmacist. In a recent patient satisfaction survey, Phelps Medical Associates received a score of 93 percent, demonstrat-

ing how pleased patients are with the quality, personalized care they receive. In the coming months, the Phelps Medical Associates physicians in Dobbs Ferry will move to newly created medical office space in the shopping center on Ashford Avenue, above Walgreens. The more spacious suite will make it possible to accommodate additional medical specialists and services in Dobbs Ferry. In addition to primary care (internal medicine and family medicine), there will be physicians who specialize in cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology and obstetrics/gynecology. Phelps radiology services will also be available in the new Dobbs Ferry location. The Phelps radiology department has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology — a distinction achieved by only 17 other hospitals in the U.S. Radiology services offered in Dobbs Ferry will include 3-D mammography, bone densitometry, ultrasound, breast ultrasound and diagnostic X-ray.

www.phelpsmedicalassociates.com

18 Ashford Avenue, Dobbs Ferry • 478-1384


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Jamie Raiano, Julliana Fernandez, Janice Nesbeth, DPT; Sara Saunds, Ben Giampaglia, PT, MTC; Erin Casey, DPT and Abigail Morgan

Robert J. Bernstein, director of Autism Speech

Rob Bernstein, director of Autism Speech, has more than three decades of experience diagnosing and treating individuals on the autism spectrum, using Result-Oriented Therapy.™ Rob has years of experience in working with the autism population, including young adults with Asperger syndrome. Rob also works with individuals who have learning difficulties and behavioral problems. Rob is a recognized expert on treatment of individuals on the spectrum. He has been privileged to give many lectures and media interviews. Email Rob at rjb@autismspeech.com or call him at 330-3393 for a free telephone consultation. For more information, visit www.autismspeech.com

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OrthoCare Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation is a well-equipped, outpatient orthopedic physical therapy facility, conveniently located on Saw Mill River Road in Ardsley. All therapists are licensed by New York State and continually update their manual therapy skills and knowledge base to provide their patients with proven and reliable treatment strategies. Patients are assigned to a primary physical therapist to assure continuity of care, and treatment plans are individually designed to meet each patient’s specific needs. We provide physical therapy for treatment of overuse and traumatic injuries including, but not limited to: tendonitis, bursitis, sprains and strains, fractures, cervical and lumbar dysfunctions and pre- and post-surgical care. We participate in most major insurance plans including Medicare, workers’ compensation and no-fault. Ample parking is available. At OrthoCare Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation, we take great pride in the fact that our No. 1 priority has always been providing patients with superior physical therapy care. Hours: Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday to 5 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

OrthoCare

Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation

rjb@autismspeech.com • www.autismspeech.com

www.orthocarept.net

369 Ashford Avenue, Dobbs Ferry • 330-3393

1053 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley • 693-2350

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hy does a toothache always develop when your regular dental practice is closed? Why does a tooth break on a Sunday? Emergencies never happen when it’s convenient. Urgent Care Dental, located at 1088 Central Park Avenue in Scarsdale, is the answer to this dilemma. Scarsdale resident Dr. Scott Loeser opened Urgent Care Dental to offer after-hours care to all in need of immediate attention for dental emergencies. No appointments are necessary. Walk-ins are welcome. This state-of-the-art, green, dental facility is staffed by board-certified dentists and a professional team experienced in emergency dentistry, who provide emergency dental services for children and adults, seven days a week. The office can handle broken or knocked-out teeth, abscessed teeth, tooth pain, oral or tooth infections, injuries to the mouth and lips, lost fillings or crowns, and problems following dental work. Previously, those with dental emergencies would need to wait for an appointment with their dentists or head to a hospital emergency room, which oftentimes is ill equipped to handle dental issues. A resource for patients and dentists alike, Urgent Care Dental serves the public by providing a place for people to get the care they need — when they need it. Coming soon, a second location in Riverdale. Urgent Care Dental: When it just can’t wait. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(Back): Stephanie Marmo, office manager; Jennifer Chan, DDS; Victoria Nikollaj, Jason Katz, DDS; Kyung Sung, DDS; Salina Mills and Beatriz Maldonado. (Front): Thalia Majdalawieh, Scott Loeser, DMD, DICOI and Bonnie Loeser, corporate manager

www.urgentcaredentalny.com

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Carol Freidman Carol Freidman with clients Fran and Bud

Carol Freidman has made lasting relationships with many seniors by helping them use technology. Now, she assists seniors with household affairs as well! Together, Carol and her clients sort through weekly mail; monitor payment due dates; organize key papers; and communicate with professionals, including accountants, investment advisors and lawyers. She helps with check writing, bill paying and checkbook organizing, and she assists with online banking for those with computers. If managing daily tasks seems a bit overwhelming, contact Carol for a free, confidential consultation to discuss your needs. Worried about a parent’s ability to manage daily household affairs? Carol is someone you can trust to assist your parent and to whom you can voice concerns. Though she’s not a social worker by training, Carol’s clients rely on her to help facilitate communication with their children, health care professionals and advisors. For the personal assistant you always wanted and the business manager you can afford — while retaining your independence — contact Carol Freidman to be your household affairs manager. References will be provided. Hours: By appointment.

Carol Freidman Household Affairs Manager

For many years, Carol Freidman has been enabling her clients to master technology. From small-business owners using Microsoft Office to home users needing to organize email and pictures or use a new iPad, iPhone or GPS, Carol helps everyone conquer that feeling of inadequacy. A licensed teacher with a master’s in educational computing, Carol customizes her approach depending on each client’s level of need and prior experience. Her unique four-step method is to assess, explain, reinforce and follow up, which has brought success to hundreds of happy clients. Whether Mac or Windows, Carol assists you in choosing new hardware or software, provides personalized lesson notes, and offers free phone support. Her handson approach is extremely helpful to seniors, who are particularly reluctant to tackle our ever-changing world on their own. Carol points out “A lot of adult children are eager to share the world of technology with their parents, but don’t have the time or patience during the learning stages.” Toward that end, Carol offers gift certificates. Whether you’re 18 or 80, don’t let technology get the best of you. Give Carol Freidman a call today. Hours: By appointment.

Customized Computer Training

carol@householdaffairsmanager.com

carol@acomputertutor.com • www.acomputertutor.com

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carsdale Spencer Pharmacy has been serving the local community for more than 60 years, dispensing helpfulness, courtesy, and personal service with every prescription and over-the-counter medication. Clients truly value the computerized reference file that keeps track of every person’s medication record as well as the latest information about every drug. A computer printout with helpful information about each medicine dispensed and its side effects accompanies every Scarsdale Spencer Pharmacy prescription. And patrons appreciate that the pharmacy honors most thirdparty plans for prescription payments. And don’t forget, Scarsdale Spencer Pharmacy is the place to shop for those must-have notions, like threads, buttons, and other essentials. In addition, they now carry stationery supplies. Scarsdale Spencer Pharmacy: a familyowned store with your family’s needs in mind. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., Saturday to 5:45 p.m. Delivery service available. Adrienne Fish, David Ferreira, owner, R.Ph.; Morgan Griffin, Terance Huyter, Emma Klein, Laurance Sirju, Joyce Altieri and Joseph Damin, owner, R.Ph.

Come in for your free NORMAN ROCKWELL CALENDAR

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Anna Krosche

It’s the call every mother dreads: “Your child has head lice.” No worries. Anna Albano-Krosche, the Lice Lady of Westchester, can come to the rescue 365 days a year, “because lice is always an emergency.” Anna is Westchester’s original head lice removal expert. “I’ve been in business since 1998, and I’ve treated over 10,000 heads,” says Anna. She is the area’s only lice removal specialist with a freestanding salon. She also makes house calls. Anna frequently travels to schools and camps to do lice checks and to give presentations on head lice prevention. “I’ve been through this with my own children and myself, and I relate 100 percent to everybody who comes in,” she says. A client’s head is examined under a magnification light, then is given a 20minute, all-natural enzyme-based shampoo. Nits are combed from the hair, then the hair is rinsed, blown dry and rechecked. Clients leave the salon with a homework sheet, including instructions on how to “delouse your house.”

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Matthew (Neal) Hibbert and Christelle Wolf

Upon entering Designer’s Corner, you are surrounded by lovely, quality antique and vintage furniture, mirrors, artwork, lighting and accessories. We are the tristate area’s leading source of fully restored vintage chandeliers, sconces and lamps. Before opening Designer’s Corner more than 20 years ago, Judy Levine devoted her full time to interior design. She’s completed hundreds of projects — primarily residential, but also executive offices, shops and restaurants — and has a great deal of experience with construction. Judy is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and is NCIDQ certified. Neal Hibbert, shop manager, is our lighting and restoration expert. Christelle specializes in restoring crystal chandeliers and also takes part in other restoration projects for our customers. With more than 40 years of design experience and a huge inventory of everything to furnish a home or model apartment, Designer’s Corner is the obvious choice. Whether moving in or staging a space, consider the advantages of a quick, professional solution to your needs. Speak to Judy, Neal or our other excellent staff members, who are happy to brainstorm with you and determine how Designer’s Corner can help.

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Lice Specialist Since 1998

TheLiceLady@aol.com • www.theliceladyofwestchester.com

5 N. Goodwin Avenue, Elmsford • 497-5465

Designer’s Corner www.designerscorneronline.com

2085 Boston Post Road, Larchmont • 834-9170

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ivian Lem’s career with State Farm Insurance began in 1991 as an auto claims representative. Over the next eight years, she built up a reputation for superb customer service, and became a full-service agent for State Farm on Staten Island. While there, Vivian earned many State Farm achievement awards, including Select Agent, Silver Scroll, Legion of Honor, Ambassador Traveler, Master Agent Guild and Chairman’s Circle (top 5 percent of U.S. and Canadian agents). Following her tenure in Staten Island, Vivian took over a majority of the Barry Kohn agency in Scarsdale. Now, working at her new office behind the Scarsdale Mini Mall on Central Park Avenue and with her dual license, she can write insurance in both New York and New Jersey, guiding her clients with appropriate insurance coverage to protect their homes and properties. Vivian and her team offer full-service insurance and financial services, including State Farm auto, home, life and disability insurance. The agency was recently recognized for its service and professionalism, earning the Five Star Professional Award for the fourth year in a row. You are invited to talk with the professionals at the agency to learn how they can provide you with the protections that fit your individual insurance and financial needs. As Vivian Lem says, “At our agency, we are service oriented, not sales oriented.” Hours: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment.

Vivian Lem

Vivian R. Lem Agency State Farm Insurance www.vivianlem.net

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(Front row): Michele R. Gonzalez, Jamie C. Jamieson, Louise Perillo, Patty Neuwirth, owner/broker and Tina Valenti. (Middle row): Cal Denning, Bill Menin and Jody Toth. (Back row): Penny Herbert, Maribeth Hough, Susan Midgley Komosa and Doug Benson. (Not pictured): Valerie Kopelman and Scott Toth

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t Hudson Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, we pride ourselves on our collaboration and teamwork. With 35 years of proven commitment, trust and achievement in real estate brokerage services, our company succeeds because we all work together to make your goals, our goals. We serve real estate buyers and sellers with a focus on the charming, historic and welcoming lower Hudson River communities of Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley, Irvington, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, Pocantico

Hills, Briarcliff Manor/Scarborough, Ossining and Pleasantville. For sellers, the print and digital marketing services provided by the global network of Sotheby’s International Realty, and our participation in the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Services, maximize our ability to market your home. For buyers, multiple listing services and the Sotheby’s International Realty network of offices throughout Westchester, the U.S., and the world, provide “one-stop shopping” at Hudson Homes Sotheby’s International Realty.

The best just got better — We now offer you the world! www.hudsonhomessir.com

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Richard and Beth Feldman

Christopher P. Stephens

Louisa and Christopher Stephens take pride in the 40,000 books that fill the shelves of their store riverrun rare book room. “We are a magical store, real book person’s store. We’re ideal for readers who like to browse, and are receptive to new interests,” says Louisa. Christopher goes to houses all over Westchester to buy material. The cherished Hastings book store has been a neighborhood staple since 1975. Catering to readers and book collectors, they hold a vast collection including modern first editions, old and rare books, signed and inscribed books, fine leather sets, early printed books, and Americana. Browse mystery and science fiction, literary criticism, vintage paperbacks, and literature in translation. In addition to their wonderful medley of books, the store even stocks rare classical LPs, thousands of vintage postcards and photographs, old maps, and small antiques. Because every day deserves a great story, riverrun rare book room is open 365 days a year. Hours: Open every day, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Home Again Consignments’ Beth Feldman knows what it takes to make your house a home: affordable, high-quality, gently used furniture and decorative pieces to add warmth and interest to your surroundings. If you’re looking for something new; love to shop in unique, fun stores; or redecorating on a budget, Home Again Consignments’ inventory is constantly changing, so stop in often. You never know when someone is consigning the perfect piece you’ve been looking for! Home Again features high-end newer items, some never even used, all at great prices, to help homeowners mix periods and incorporate design elements in complementary ways. “It’s a great way to pick up quality pieces that are well made and, a lot of times, very classic,” says Beth. “While everyone else is going mass market, you can find something different to add personality and whimsy in a way your neighbors and friends aren’t able to.” For well-priced, gently used and practically new furniture, accessories, lighting and more, visit Home Again Consignments. Hours: Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Appointments available for customer convenience.

riverrun rare book room www.riverrunbookshop.com

www.homeagaindf.com

12 Washington Avenue, Hastings • 478-1339

121 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry • 693-8900

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aking care of your furry friend just got a whole lot easier. Kim Lajca, owner of Primp My Paws Pet Salon (PMP), has partnered with Jenn Valentin, owner of Smoochie Poochies, to take the stress out of caring for your pet. PMP is a full-service dog grooming salon that operates by appointment only, one dog at a time, ensuring individualized care at all times. All clients are given a consultation and then the grooming begins. “They’re not sitting in a cage for hours, so our dogs are calmer with lower stress and anxiety levels,” says Kim. Services range from pawdicures (nail trim) to haircuts. Grooming products are all-natural and of professional grade. Kim educates her clients on caring for pets at home and is a firm believer in “humanity over vanity.” Getting your pet to the groomer can be a hassle, which is where Smoochie Poochies (SP) can help. Jenn and her staff offer a pet concierge service (pick up and drop off) that will get your pet to its destination — the groomer or vet — when you can’t. In addition, SP offers cage-free, in-home boarding with host families. Playgroups and daily walks are also on the menu. Playgroup includes pickup and drop-off services and a one-hour supervised romp at private runs and dog parks. Both Primp My Paws and Smoochie Poochies believe that an exercised, clean pup is a happy pup! Hours: Primp My Paws: By appointment only, Tuesday through Saturday; Smoochie Poochies: Call for availability.

Jenn Valentin with Rosie and Madison, and Kim Lajca with Cooper and Emma

www.primpmypaws.com • www.mysmoochiepoochies.com

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Linda Angel Sandra Enfield and Georgeann Puterio Leah Turbek with children Theo and Isadora, and Mark and Sandy Enfield At Art Transcending Time, studio-boutique, you might find owner Linda Angel at The Corset Tree offers the right for every from x-small to 3x, functionalwork Finding the undergarments right undergarment — size comfortable, luxurious, — on is a new piece of jewelry, often inspired by antique components. Her creations 32AA to 50H. From everydayand weartotofully thatcomplement special occasion, important, you, itSandy shouldand alsoher be staff custom fit. Corset Treethe gap between the past and present, bringing old pieces to life with new designs. bridge specialize in fitting owner brassieres, bustiers and staff shapeware. Sandy and her specialize in fitting brassieres, bustiers and shapewear. Can’t find that special piece of jewelry to go with an outfit? No problem. You can An array of romantic, Pimaof cotton, silk,inlace and microfiber They100 canpercent put anyone, any size, a strapless garment.lingerie Alterations are often free in designing your own piece. Linda will select from her well-stocked supply participate is offered, along with gowns,Whether robes, pajamas, andyoga more. Spanx bras,mother-of-the-bride, of charge. you are a camisoles prom queen, devotee, bride, of semiprecious stones, antique glass and findings, and the two of you can have fun creatshapeware, hosiery and tightsmother, have been popular. Sandy also has a selection of nursnursing have just had a mastectomy, or simply want a perfect fit, the ing together. ing bras as well as mastectomy forms and garments, and Coobie Intimates in variWhen you cross the threshold of Art Transcending Time, you feel as though you have selection and the women here will delight you. ous colors. entered The shop, which has been in the community for 12 years, reminds customers of a an earlier era. Customers describe the store as Old World, calm, peaceful. They Sandy’s expanded line of Wacoal and B.tempt’d bras and underwear are perfect often say they get more compliments on Linda Angel’s designs than they do from their small European boutique; homey and intimate, with someone always on hand to help. for gift-giving. Sandy offers gift certificates as well as gift-wrapping. precious gold and diamond pieces. The Corset Tree offers a fabulous array of romantic, 100% Pima cotton, No matter what lingerie you seek — no matter the season — the selection and At Art Transcending Time, you’ll find jewelry like no other. You’re welcome to stop glorious the women here will delightsilk, you.lace and microfibre lingerie, as well as gowns, zip-up and wrapbyrobes, andofbrowse the collection in a helpful and friendly atmosphere. thigh-highs, bridal nightwear Hours: Tuesday slippers, through camisoles, Friday, from 12:15 to pantyhose, 6 p.m., Thursday to 7 p.m.,and more. Many Hours: Wednesday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to these items make wonderful gifts. Wrapping and gift certificates are always available. Saturday from 11:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. Holiday hours: Open seven days a week from 3 p.m., Hours: Tuesday through Friday, fromand by appointment. Dec. 2 through Dec. 24.

noon to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Open seven days a week after Thanksgiving and through December 24.

542 Warburton Avenue Hastings • 478-7446 542 Warburton Avenue, Hastings • 478-7446

Art Transcending Time Studio-Boutique Art.transcendingtime@gmail.com

1 Spring Street, Hastings • 231-9555

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alon Topaz is a space where creative team members nurture you from the inside out, crafting effortless beauty in a warm, inviting and healthy environment. Healthy, fabulously styled hair is the reason Salon Topaz, in downtown Dobbs Ferry, continues to attract a steady stream of customers, both women and men, since its opening! Owner Lisa DeMaria and her highly trained stylists offer precision razor cutting, formaldehyde-free smoothing treatments, ammonia-free color, and balayage — highlighting hair with a freehand technique for a natural, effortless look. “Clients love our shop because we have such great customer service,” says Lisa. “We’re very welcoming and inviting, and we listen to our clients, hearing what they want to achieve.” Lisa’s many years of experience have established her as one of Westchester’s most sought-after hair stylists — she’s been recognized numerous times as “Westchester’s Best Hair Stylist” by Westchester magazine, and the salon was voted best salon by the magazine in 2014 and 2015. Lisa invests a lot in training her team one-on-one in the latest techniques as well as sending them out for training with leading companies such as Oribe, Wella, and Nick Arrojo as well as many others. Everyone at Salon Topaz has a passion for what they do and they are constantly working on honing their skills to provide the absolute best services for clients. You can book a complimentary consultation with any of Salon Topaz’s talented stylists and they will help guide you toward a look that works best for you. For an appointment, call Salon Topaz and they will be happy to accommodate you. Hours: Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from noon to 8 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(Standing): Lisa DeMaria, owner/stylist; Katie Sammarco, Liz Homem and Tiffany Cavellero. (Seated): Raed Ayoub, owner

www.salontopaz.com

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Fonda Lifrak, owner

Darren T. Scala

With an atmosphere of discovery and charm, Suburban Renewal offers an eclectic mix of antique furniture and collectibles from the 1800s to midcentury modern, as well as certified fair-trade items handcrafted by artisans’ groups from around the world. The shop, which opened in 2002, has consignors as well as dealers — which means the inventory is ever-changing — with new arrivals every day! It’s a fabulous destination to browse aimlessly, where you can discover an affordable trinket or a rare treasure — an ideal place to find unusual gifts and unique home furnishings. The store also maintains a “wish list” for collectors looking for specific, hard-tofind items. Suburban Renewal offers two floors loaded with fun finds, period and vintage furniture, and unexpected treasures. The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting, with consignors, dealers, designers and dogs always welcome! The prices are affordable, and MasterCard, Visa, Discover and layaway are accepted. Design services available. Delivery can be arranged. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., open most Sunday afternoons (call first). Visit us on Facebook at Suburban Renewal Antiques.

Darren T. Scala opened D. Thomas Fine Miniatures to share his passion for miniatures with his community and to raise awareness of the decorative art form. The shop, located in the Moviehouse Mews, has been a gift for enthusiasts, hobbyists and collectors needing a local source; it has also drawn interest from the general public, eager to learn about the discipline. “Miniatures have been around since the days of the pharaohs,” Scala says. “They are quite alluring and seductive.” In addition to the retail segment of the business (in-store and online), the proprietor offers workshops and classes, and also invites other artists to mount exhibits in his gallery. Visitors will find artisan dollhouses, of course — scaled 1:12 (one foot miniaturized to one inch) — plus collectibles to appeal to a broad range of interests. For instance, how about a grouping of tiny copper pots for a chef or home cook? Or intricately stitched accessories for a designer? Or a personalized shadowbox assortment — the perfect holiday gift? Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., evenings by appointment.

SUBURBAN RENEWAL suburbanrenewal1@aol.com

1 Main Street, Hastings • 478-9421

www.dthomasfineminiatures.com

579 Warburton Avenue Hastings • 231-9871

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here do I start? This question is on the minds of many people searching for direction in their professional lives: recent college graduates, armed with a degree and few leadership skills; young people with ideas about a business, but lacking the entrepreneurship to launch it; women having raised a family and now transitioning into the business world; people looking toward midlife career changes. Answers for many have been found at Purpl, located in the original St. Stanislaus Church in Hastings, and now transformed into an enrichment and performance space. The space itself, which encourages introspection and reflection, facilitates workshops with nationally recognized experts to spur creativity, direction, discussion and peer networking in a stimulating co-workspace environment. Live events in the music venue have hosted a diverse range of performers, like Shawn Colvin, Sean Rowe, Vieux Farka Touré, and Red Baraat — the common theme being a powerful audience experience. Sarah Hinawi, whose concept for Purpl grew from her training in college and career planning, opened Purpl with her husband, Adel Hinawi, four years ago, and has seen the membership grow steadily — largely as a result of the stimulating offerings toward career development, such as lunch meetings for members, one-on-one counseling, and peer mentorship groups. As Sarah explains, the name Purpl, without the final “e,” is purposely unfinished, like many clients seeking possibilities, empowerment and selfdirection. “We are the incubator from which to build an enriching life,” she says. Business and co-workspace hours: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with special events and live performances in the evening.

Sarah Silbert Hinawi, Adel Hinawi and Rebecca Calautti

www.purpl.org

52 Main Street, Hastings • 231-9077


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No matter your vacuum cleaner needs, All County Vacuum is your central source for cleaning solutions. All County Vacuum services, sells and supplies accessories for all major vacuum cleaner brands, including Hoover, Miele, Electrolux, Panasonic and Eureka, among others. The shop also installs, sells and repairs built-in central vacuum systems. Built-in central systems are extremely popular for use in all size applications — both residential and commercial — from mobile homes to mansions. A central cleaning system is lighter, quieter and more powerful than a standard portable vacuum. It cleans better and more efficiently, filtering out even ultrafine particles. Because it vents outside the house, it keeps living areas cleaner. For all your home maintenance needs, talk to the home cleaning experts at All County Vacuum. Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A 4,000-square-foot upscale mini-market, Ardsley Market Fresh is your one-stop “fresh” shop, offering a gourmet deli with an extensive selection of Boar’s Head cold cuts and cheeses; tasty hot bar for breakfast and lunch; bountiful create-your-own salad bar; just-picked fruits and veggies — many organic; and gourmet natural and organic foods from around the world — and fresh flowers, too! We make everything fresh in the store daily, from chicken cutlets to lasagna, using all-organic ingredients whenever possible. We have just added a juice bar and fresh, frozen Frogurt yogurt. We also offer professional, mouthwatering catering for any occasion — corporate as well as residential — for groups of 10 and more. Call or stop in to discuss your upcoming business gathering or party, or check out our catering menu on our website. In addition to the quality and convenience you’ll find within the store, Ardsley Market Fresh’s location — just off Route 9A, the Saw Mill River Parkway and Ashford Avenue — makes it the perfect destination for family food shopping or just picking up a few items for dinner. We also offer free, local area delivery with a $20 minimum order. Hours: Open seven days a week. Monday through Saturday, from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Sunday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Ardsley

ALL COUNTY VACUUM www.ardsleymarketfresh.com

645 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley • 479-0064

645 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley • 274-8865

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unBlue Energy, the Sleepy Hollowbased solar installer, continues to save homeowners and businesses money while providing affordable, clean-energy solutions. “The savings can be significant; our customers have reduced their electric bills by 50 to 100 percent,” says Chris Hale, SunBlue’s president and founder. “Purchasing a solar energy system can increase your property value by $10,000 or more — making it one of the most reliable investments you can make in your home or business.” SunBlue continues to receive the highest customer ratings on SolarReviews.com and Angie’s List, as it powers into its sixth year as the solar design and installation company of choice in Westchester and beyond. SunBlue’s experienced team manages the entire solar process — from design and permitting to installation and approvals — and works with customers to secure government rebates and no-money-down financing. “We’re a full-service company focused on designing solutions tailored to each customer’s property and budget,” says Chris. “We listen to your needs and keep current with new technology to contribute to your energy independence and reduce carbon emissions.” Interested in learning how you can go solar with SunBlue? Call 914-222-3510 for a free estimate, or visit SunBlueEnergy.com to learn just what solar power can do for you. If you’ve been looking for a solution to high energy costs that will make you proud and save you money, think solar … think SunBlue!

(Kneeling): Billy Waldman. (Standing): Matthew Crespo, Kai Horton, Chris Hale, Jonathan Bonhomme, Kenny Roopchand, Erik Spoerle, Barrett Silver, Jasmin Gonzalez, Laura Waldman and Evan Fernandez

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Ana Rose Hawley, owner and Sean Ryan, manager

Italian for “modern egg,” Uovo Moderno is in the heart of Katonah and celebrates all things related to gathering in the sanctuary called home. A general, modern gift store that specializes in kitchen and home livingware and sells well-designed products of the highest quality, Uovo Moderno stays true to its minimalistic roots. “We’re always on the lookout for timeless designs and the newest trends, and we promise to keep our product exciting and fresh,” says owner Ana Rose Hawley. Look for one-of-a-kind gifts perfect for any occasion and Ana Rose’s hand-poured soy candles in a variety of luscious scents, plus unusual jewelry and clothing, glassware, serving pieces, gorgeous cheese boards, mustards, dipping sauces, olive oils, sea salts and herbs. Unmatched customer service is a hallmark of Uovo Moderno, which specializes in custom orders. “We set our own trend and carry the items that other shops don’t have,” says Ana Rose. Gift certificates are available, along with fabulous gift baskets chock-full of Uovo Moderno’s finest offerings. Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Holiday hours: Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday to 5 p.m.

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156 Katonah Avenue Katonah • 401-9298

Voted 2015’s Best New Fashion-Forward Boutique by Westchester magazine’s readers, Catherine H. continues to bring European flair to Westchester. Proudly entering its third holiday season in Katonah, Catherine H. has happily settled in to the neighborhood, among the other fabulously unique specialty shops and boutiques. Catherine approaches buying for the boutique as an art; she follows her senses and what inspires her. Refusing to conform to trends, Catherine keeps her customers in mind during her buying and adheres to a simple philosophy: wardrobes should consist of a few well-tailored core items, with a sprinkling of specialty items and accessories. No longer are the days of work versus play clothes. We offer seasonal collections of individually selected basics and specialty items that are intended to transition from day into night. Mostly manufactured in the U.S. — Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Maine and New York — we also feature international lines from Canada, Spain, Italy and France. This season, we play with proportions, unexpected lines, patterns, colors, and textures, while juxtaposing utilitarian style with tailored, feminine classics. Hours: Open seven days a week. Monday through Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday to 5 p.m., Sunday from noon to 4 pm. View our latest arrivals on www.catherineh.com.

www.catherineh.com

18-24 The Parkway, Katonah • 232-2010

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ippowam Cisqua School’s mission is to promote critical thinking, individual development and personal excellence. Parents are drawn to Rippowam Cisqua because of the small class sizes, joyful learning environment and dedicated teachers who challenge students to discover and explore their talents to the fullest. Rippowam Cisqua is committed to a dynamic program of academics, the arts and athletics in an atmosphere that promotes intellectual curiosity and a lifelong love of learning. Rippowam Cisqua believes that learning is a shared experience, the responsibility of both students and teachers. We urge active student involvement and seek to provide a rich curriculum for children of different abilities and learning styles. Our approach to learning incorporates experimentation, simulation and collective and individual problem-solving, as well as traditional lecture, discussion and skill development techniques — all toward the goal of attaining excellence. Students are challenged to demonstrate their competence in a variety of subjects, with emphasis placed on the written word, throughout their school career. The process by which children arrive at a final product is an important part of their education. Interaction between adults and children is fundamental here. Warmth, humor and compassion characterize individual student-teacher relationships. We encourage communication of ideas and feelings to help develop understanding and cooperation. The adults seek to help children develop self-discipline and sound judgment. As a community, we require respect, honesty and common decency at all times. Our goal is to graduate students who are confident and knowledgeable lifelong learners. We strive to be a school of joyous and enlightened learning: a place where children come, not where they are sent. Hours: Call for an appointment.

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incent & Whittemore Real Estate, located in the heart of Bedford Village for more than 90 years, serves discriminating buyers and sellers of luxury estates, horse farms, weekend retreats, single-family homes and condominiums, and vacant land in northern Westchester. Vincent & Whittemore agents provide clients with unsurpassed advice and support through all stages of the real estate transaction. Ghy Manning, owner and principal broker of Vincent & Whittemore, is a lifelong Bedford resident and a 32-year veteran of the northern Westchester real estate market. She leads a dynamic team of professional and dedicated agents and brokers whose integrity and business acumen, combined with the firm’s innovative marketing strategies, result in successful sales of important properties as they assist customers seeking their dream homes. An avid rider, Ghy has made Vincent & Whittemore New York’s leading agency for equestrian properties. The firm covers a wide range of “backyard” horse properties, breeding farms, and professional training facilities. Ghy and

her agents understand the needs of both professional horse people and recreational riders. The northern Westchester market has grown significantly in recent years, as a discerning clientele is introduced and attracted to the area’s genteel country living in communities steeped in history. Properties here are surrounded by lakes and reservoirs, rolling hills and meadows. Open space is paramount, with properties delineated by the charm of the area’s old stone walls. View our listings in Armonk, Bedford, Chappaqua, Lewisboro, Mt. Kisco, North Castle, North Salem, Katonah and Pound Ridge. You’ll find the northern Westchester ambiance welcoming, and our agents eager to introduce you to an idyllic lifestyle just one hour from New York City. The Vincent & Whittemore difference is our attention to every detail combined with a comprehensive knowledge of the area, love of the land, and our long-standing tradition of total commitment to our clients. We look forward to serving and welcoming you to our community. Hours: Open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Vi nce nt & Wh irtt e more eal estate • country homes • equestr ian estates • ac r eage •

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Giovanna Schwartz, Maxine Ganer and Michael Kearns

Niels Wittus

For contemporary fireplaces, stoves, inserts, outdoor grills, and other high-quality, fire-related accessories, you must visit the expanded showroom at Wittus — Fire by Design. Here in Pound Ridge are beautifully wrought European hearth products with award-winning styling, superior craftsmanship, high-efficiency heating, and state-ofthe-art burning technology. Choose from wood, gas and pellet heating solutions. Niels Wittus, a native of Denmark, and his wife, Alyce, work with famous designers such as Antonio Citterio from Italy and Bent Falk from Denmark. Thanks to Wittus — Fire by Design, Americans have been able to enjoy these unique and trend-setting designs for more than 35 years. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday by appointment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

F I R E B Y D E S I G N www.wittus.com

40 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge • 764-5679

Come visit Oak & Oil in Katonah, where you can browse and spend time viewing our ever-changing eclectic display by local artists and artisans: original paintings, prints, sculptures, glass works and unique furniture. You’ll be glad you did! Oak & Oil also carries silk hand-woven textiles from the Middle East and beautiful handmade wool rugs — or, as we like to refer to them, “art for the floors.” Our dedication is to make certain the item you select will be a work you will fall in love with more and more each day. We strive to provide quality products by talented artists for our customers. Visit our web page at oakandoil.com for upcoming events such as receptions, “meet the artists” events and art talks. We look forward to your visit! Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Call for private appointment.

www.oakandoil.com

89 Katonah Avenue, Katonah • 232-8100

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inner with a loved one in the soft glow of candlelight is the essence of romance. Custom Candle Co. offers the allure of candlelight, and also imparts the science behind it — the differences among paraffin and soy wax; how the length of the wick alters the luminous intensity of the light; how the mood changes according to the translucence and color of the container. Custom Candle Co., owned by Marcie Manfredonia and her son, Anthony Desideri, stocks a huge variety of candles produced by the world’s finest candlemakers, including Lafco, Archipelago, Believe, Marianne Guedin Paris and other brands carried in luxury stores like Nordstrom and Saks. The idea for designer candles came from Anthony, who began cutting down high-end liquor bottles and repurposing them into another life, including candles, ashtrays, and vases, among other items. How about a candle in the bottom half of a Dom Perignon bottle? Choose your wax color, wick, scent and container for a custom candle sure to please a gift recipient. Other shop offerings include soaps, bath salts, and reed diffusers. For the holidays, Marcie is creating gift baskets of candles, soaps and all-natural bath salts, plus special order arrangements by request. Stop by and create a mood with candlelight. Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday during the holidays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Marcie Manfredonia, owner

www.customcandleco.com

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483 Cherry Street, Bedford Hills • 241-1010


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Howard Gorenfeld

In business since 1994, Howard Gorenfeld and Wired Ltd. continue to exceed the expectations of their clients throughout Westchester, New York City and beyond. Wired Ltd. provides design, sales and installation of multiroom audio systems, flatpanel TVs, large-screen projection systems, media rooms, outdoor audio systems, and streaming media services — including Netflix, Amazon, Pandora, Spotify and others. One of the latest innovations in home technology comes from Sonos, which makes an award-winning, state-of-the-art audio system that can provide music throughout the home. Having designed and installed hundreds of systems, Howard has earned the rank of master Sonos designer/installer. Howard works closely with his clients during the design phase of the project. He then delivers and meticulously installs the system. “Every system is unique and must be easy to use,” says Howard. “And every client receives individual attention.” Wired Ltd. works on existing homes and collaborates with builders and designers on new construction and renovations. With a true passion for his work, Howard returns every phone call, attends every meeting, and is on-site for every project. Hours: By appointment.

After 30 years of “artistic magic,” Schoolhouse Theater founder Lee Pope is delighted to announce the theater’s new season, beginning in December, and also to introduce Bram Lewis as artistic director. Mr. Lewis, who has produced and directed countless plays, is known for opening and shepherding the Phoenix Theater at SUNY Purchase. He will stage O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi” for the holidays, along with, throughout the season, “sprinkling in some great music, grand old films by director Frank Capra, and a brand-new play in the spring that will be well worth waiting for,” Ms. Pope says. “For decades, Westchester audiences have seen some of the most wonderful theater at the Schoolhouse, which is an AEA Equity theater,” says Mr. Lewis. “We look forward to seeing you here.” The Schoolhouse, whose mission is to enhance the life of the community through live, professional, regional theater, is conveniently located off Route 22 and I-684 in Croton Falls. Ample parking is available free of charge. Hours: Call 277-8477 or visit schoolhousetheater.org for schedule and more information.

The SchoolhouSe TheaTer www.schoolhousetheater.org

www.wiredltd.com

Scarsdale • 725-4899

3 Owens Road, Croton Falls • 277-8477

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hat would you call a shop that benefits people wanting to donate high-quality merchandise for a tax donation? What would you call a shop that benefits consigners of valuable merchandise in exchange for cash? What would you call a shop that auctions this merchandise, benefitting bidders with great prices, often at a fraction of the original cost? What would you call a shop that benefits people looking for designer pieces impossible to find elsewhere? And what would you call a shop that uses its profits to benefit community charities? Pam Stone and her colleagues, Patti Hogan and Beth Romski, call it The Benefit Shop — and you will, too — when you see the merchandise that passes through the doors of the 8,000-squarefoot gallery and auction house: Early American, Victorian, midcentury modern furniture; antiques; collectibles; decorative arts; china, crystal, sterling silver, designer fashions, jewelry in precious metals set with diamonds and gemstones; and fine art. Each auction of hundreds of items, held about every three weeks, is “a trip around the world and through the decades,” says Pam Stone. Price range? Anywhere from $20 to $20,000, she says. About seven years ago, Pam left a career in investment banking to start a thrift shop in her neighborhood. That success morphed into an auction house, which now has become The Benefit Shop. Soon, the original thrift shop will move into the gallery building as a buy-it-now area stocked with auction leftovers. Want to be involved as a consigner, donator or bidder? Check the website www.thebenefitshop. org for instructions, dates and paperwork — and prepare to be amazed. Office hours: Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Daniel Constantine, Beth Romski, Pam Stone, Patti Hogan and Kristin Alexander

THE BEnEFiT SHOP

www.thebenefitshop.org

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Droh, Flora, Walter, Angelo, Nicky, Jude, Won, Yuan and Omar

orty-three years ago, the DeCicco family opened its first market in the Bronx with this mission: to provide customers with the finest meats, the freshest seafood, the most diverse grocery, and the best-prepared deli selections. The DeCicco family has never faltered in those goals, as its thousands of customers will attest. Restaurant-quality meats have always been a crowning specialty of the markets. You’ll find prime, USDA choice and organic poultry, pork and beef, cut to your specifications by butchers who understand that properly cut meat yields the best presentation and taste. In addition, the butchers make ready-to-cook pork and chicken sausages and patties right on the premises to guarantee freshness, correct seasoning, and customer convenience. Check out the produce department for around-the-world offerings, local farm varieties of fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, and nuts. When you think deli, one name comes to mind: Boar’s Head. DeCicco Family Markets carries a complete line, plus Applegate and Nuna organic meats and cheeses. The cheese selections span the globe, and the quiches and salads are made daily by DeCicco’s own chefs. There’s a good reason the deli section is called “the

appetizing department.” Whether you’re planning a small dinner party, family barbecue, a community group event, or large private affair, DeCicco Family Markets offers catering for all your entertaining needs. Looking for something a little different? Add selections from our fresh sushi department, rolled by our own sushi chefs using authentic Japanese methods. What else? Hundreds of varieties of imported, domestic and craft beers; gluten-free, sugar-free, organic and GMO-free foods; coffee, juice and breakfast specialties to-go; prepared dinners of stuffed Cornish game hens, marinated vegetables, hot soups, cold salads and wraps. Personal shopping and delivery service every weekday, too. With the holidays approaching, think DeCicco Family Markets for craft beer gift sets, fresh flower bouquets, and gift baskets. How about a DeCicco gift card? Always appreciated. Whether you’re a professional chef or a home cook looking for the best ingredients, DeCicco Family Markets is your one-stop destination. Please visit DeCicco’s of Scarsdale on Facebook. Our website is presently under construction. Hours: Open seven days a week. Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday to 7 p.m., Sunday to 6 p.m.

5858 East Parkway, Scarsdale • 725-3807 East Parkway, Scarsdale

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Sam Jr. and Sam Sr.

Treasure Hunters is embarking on its 41st year of running successful estate and tag sales in the community. Treasure Hunters provides an all-inclusive service: appraisals, display, and extensive advertising — which begins with a first-class mailing to more than 2,000 private customers — plus staffing at the sale, and a follow-up program. Treasure Hunters is known for its pricing expertise, display techniques, large customer following and rapport, and attention to clients’ needs during major moves from family homes and estates. We welcome customer requests for your collecting or decorating needs. Call Treasure Hunters if you are moving, redecorating, or settling a family estate. Free consultations and references. Call for a current mailing. Hours: By appointment.

Pets are our pals, but sometimes we need to entrust them to the care of others. When you need to board your cat or dog, we hope you’ll investigate Rye Country Boarding Kennels, where your cherished household animals will be safe, secure and happy until you return. Rye Country Boarding Kennels, a family-run business for more than 40 years, is an attractive boarding facility in a pastoral setting that offers quality care and boarding at affordable prices. All personnel are experienced handlers and sympathetic to an animal’s needs. Dogs are housed in spacious, climate-controlled pens, and offered a healthful, appetizing food selection, plus daily exercise. Rye Country Boarding Kennels is tops in boarding services, as the large number of return guests will attest. Other kennel offerings include pickup service (to Manhattan) and a certified groomer on the premises. Board your cat or dog at Rye Country Boarding Kennels. Your pet will appreciate your thoughtfulness. Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Treasure Hunters Estate & Tag Sales Inc.

949-1348

RYE COUNTRY BOARDING KENNELS www.RyeCountryBoardingKennels.com

21 Nursery Lane, Rye • 967-4577 • Fax 967-4244

Dale Longworth, owner and Dina Wootten, manager

Barbara Donlin

Since 1997, Dale Longworth and her lice removal business have been successful in treating and removing head lice from thousands of clients throughout the New York metro area. Her business is considered the No. 1 leading head lice removal service with the most affordable prices in Westchester. Dale, the original lice removal expert of Dobbs Ferry, is extremely knowledgeable on the subject and continues diligently to rid those pesky louse bugs and their eggs in a natural “go green” way. Longworth recommends Licelogic Clear & Free Shampoo (www.logicproductgroup.com), which is a natural-based peppermint oil enzyme shampoo. Jill Taft, the founder of Licelogic says, “it’s the only lice shampoo on the market today that has been tested to effectively kill eggs in 30-plus minutes.” Longworth has stood by the Licelogic product for six years and she is certain it has substantially improved both the treatment and follow-up time for her clients. Dale’s full-service salon is equipped with Wi-Fi, TV, DVD, toys, candy and free prizes for the children. Her services are 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed, very affordable and highly recommended by doctors and school nurses throughout Westchester. Hours: By appointment only, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 365 days a year.

Embassy Cleaners, established in Larchmont in 1937, recently celebrated its 15th anniversary in Scarsdale. One of Westchester’s largest home pickup and delivery services, Embassy is known for high-quality production, attentive customer service and dedication to detail. These old-fashioned, valued traits have earned Embassy Cleaners membership in America’s Best Cleaners, a highly selective organization of dry cleaners known for maintaining the highest-quality standards. Embassy has also been chosen as Best of Westchester by Westchester magazine. Embassy is proud to be your stain-removal expert. Master spotter Joseph Dieudonne has 30 years of experience and is one of the best in his field. All drycleaned garments are hand-pressed by one of Embassy’s four pressers, who together have more than 50 years of experience. Our seasoned tailor, Flavio Fernandez, expertly performs custom alterations. Embassy is well known for drapery cleaning and specializes in on-site or inplant cleaning of fancy, elaborate window treatments. Come see why Embassy is one of America’s Best Cleaners or call to set up twice-weekly home pickup and delivery service. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday to 5 p.m.

Lice Removal Services of Westchester dlong2758@aol.com • www.liceoffinc.com

Dobbs Ferry • 424-1367

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(In alphabetical order): Wendy Alexander, Florence Alkalay, Lewis Arlt, brokerage manager; Margaret (Peggy) Berretta, Vicki Bienenfeld, Hollis Borteck, Eileen L. Brennan, Mary Rogers Brennan, Fran Buehler, Ruth M. Burger, Neil Arthur Burger, Xiaoge (Kat) Cai, Laura Caligor, Elaine Canell, Dina Canell Cohen, Leslie Ann Carmichael, Karen K. Chapro, Nancy Shaw Chochrek, Claire Civetta, Lynne B. Clark, Isibelle Comer, Lorna Z David, Tracey A. Di Brino, Linda H. Dietz, Leslie S. Dorf, Marcie Dubow, William Dumke, Hillary I. Emmerman, Elena H. Ezratty, Elise Jan Flagg, Joan Frederick, Deborah Glasser, Grace Shemin Goldstein Susan Greenberg, Lisa Hasson, Jerry Hirsch, Alissa Kanowitz, Elizabeth (Betty) Keller, Mira Kelly, George M Kiaffas, Barbara B. Kobre, Marilyn J. Krizansky, Yulri Lee, Susan M. Lerner, Helen Libson, Michele M Lilly, Miriam Lipton, Lucy Luciani, Susan Luftman, Laura S. Miller, Nina Mistry, Diana C. Mooney, Barbara Barysh Moscowitz, Maurine Murray, Kristy A. O’Hare, Louise J. Oshatz, Gerald S. Peretz, Linda L. Peretz, Maryann Petrescu, Andrea Price, Jan R. Quartner, Susan Resnick, Kyung Ja Scalia, Cindy M. Schwall, Joanne Fox Shapse, Joan T. Shaw, Harold Sheils, Haiping Shen, Julie Sheppe, Bela Rikin Sheth, Jane Silver, Henie Ilene Simon, Avital R. Soldatenko, Lisa So Chun Son, Joyce Spiegel, Irene G. Stahl, Brian J. Stapen, Sheila Stone, Paulette C. Talley, Janice Tanner, Jim E. Thorp, Shari Weinstein, Lisa Weissman, Sloane A Worth, Tianying Xu, Bonnie Hut Yaseen and Yaxing (Stella) Zhang

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he Scarsdale real estate market hums along. During a year of worldwide uncertainty, the median single-family sales price in the village has remained strong, dipping barely 3 percent since last year, with the fourth quarter still to come and many deals in the pipeline. Houlihan Lawrence’s share of dollar volume has grown to 50.85 percent, making it the only company in the top five to grow market share. For this, the company credits the sales team of 90 agents in the Scarsdale office, whose superior market expertise, high-level support and exceptional service create a peerless combination bolstering Houlihan’s role as the leading brokerage in New York City’s northern suburbs. Founded in Westchester, Houlihan Lawrence is built upon 125 years of family tradition and its commitment to exceeding expectations in every aspect of the real estate process. The firm ranks among the top 15 of all brokerages nationally and achieved a total sales volume of more than $5 billion in 2014. It has an extensive regional and global network with longstanding, international connections to partners in 56 countries.

The Scarsdale team is one of the largest of any branch office of Houlihan Lawrence, which has achieved substantial growth this year. The company continued its expansion into Connecticut, and its intuitive website was the only brokerage site in the world to be honored by the Webby Awards in 2015. The firm excels at bespoke client service and rolling out the latest in innovation. Additional tools offered include a sophisticated mobile app, available for iOS and Android, and Updater, a tool that revolutionizes the often tedious change-ofaddress process. As a locally rooted company, Houlihan Lawrence is also deeply committed to giving back to the communities in which it serves. It participates in numerous local events and greatly contributes to charitable causes, including the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at Manhattanville College, Light the Night Walks in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and MS Walks in Westchester and Putnam, and many others. Hours: Open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment.

Scarsdale’s Market Leader. World Wide Network.

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Be sure your family and property aren’t left vulnerable. Call for a free 30 minute demonstration and security Whether you’re looking into a new security system or appraisal of your business. A few minutes can yield a lifetime dividend in years” peace of mind for you and your want to upgrade aging, unreliable equipment, contactfor 30 “We’ve service for 30 “We’ve provided provided personalizedpersonalized service years” — David Raizen, President Scarsdale for a professional, no-obligation security employees. Scarsdale is watching out for your business — David Raizen, President scarsdalesecurity.com corporation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. review of your home and property. Phone 722-2222 www. or

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