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Sept. 19, 2014

Scarsdale's Annual Scarecrow Festival is Sept 28th

Looking for something fun to do with the kids?  Scarsdale Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department’s annual Scarecrow Festival will be held on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m. for the first session and 12:15 p.m. for the second session.

This popular event will take place at the Scarsdale Village Pool Complex, located at 311 Mamaroneck Road in Scarsdale, and admission is only $50 per family (with all food and beverages included in the fee).

For registration information, visit the department’s website (CLICK HERE) 

Space is limited so registration is required prior to event day.

Families can create one scarecrow and are asked to bring their own materials, such as old long-sleeve shirts, old jeans and scarves and hats. The department will provide the straw.

In addition to scarecrow building and food, the event also features face painting, games and a Disc Jockey rocking the music.

 

Scarecrow

Posted in Local News
Sept. 15, 2014

Local Scarsdale Resident Wins Road Race

Local Scarsdale Resident Wins Road Race

The weather was perfect for the annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show Road Race, held Sunday at Wampus Brook Park.

This year the race was named "Jamie's 5K Run For Love," to honor Jamie Love, a 2010 Byram Hills High School graduate and avid runner, who sadly passed away last year with a heart condition. 

The men's winner was Bobby Asher of Scarsdale, with a time of 16:40 who is quite an accomplished runner and participates in many running events!  

Congrats Bobby

Bobby Asher

Posted in Local News
Sept. 13, 2014

Saxon Woods Road Closing For Six Months

The White Plains Department of Public Works is advising residents to find alternate travel routes if they use Saxon Woods Road between Mamaroneck Avenue and the Scarsdale border.

Con Edison will be performing complex road reconstruction and underground utility work on Saxon Wood Road beginning September 15th through the spring 2105. No through traffic will be allowed for the duration of the project.

Posted in Local News
Sept. 3, 2014

Yonkers Tax Grievance Period Coming Up!

Selling a property, yours or someone else's, can be quite challenging by times.  Market trends, the economy, property flaws, etc., are all things that can work against you.  To help you make the sale process a smoother and more enjoyable experience remember the #1 on our list is...

 

 

# 1: Lower the property taxes

 

As I have written in the past, lowering the property taxes on a property will automatically increase the value of that property, and make it more desirable to perspective buyers.  If you own a property, or are in contract to purchase a property, New York State law provides that you can grieve your property taxes. Buyers like seeing that the seller is proactively lowering the taxes, as it makes the buyer's life much easier once they become the new owner.

 

The property tax grievance period for Yonkers is just a few weeks away.

Would you like our list of professionals who can help with the process of reducing your property taxes?

For further information contact Five Corners Properties today!

 

 

 

Posted in Real Estate News
Aug. 26, 2014

Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps, is offering a NYS certified EMT-B class

Phelps Memorial Hospital's Hoch Center for Emergency Education, in conjunction with Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps, is offering a NYS certified EMT-B (Emergency Medical Technician) class, from Sept. 3, 2014, through March 19, 2015. Course lectures will be held at SVAC headquarters (5 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) and practical skills labs will be held at the Hoch Center at Phelps Hospital (755 North Broadway, Suite 200, Sleepy Hollow). Classes will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and approximately one Sunday per month, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SVAC

The class is open to the public (must be 18 years or older, as of the course's final NYS exams on March 14 and 19, 2015). There are no prerequisites to enroll. The cost of the class is $725. However, the class is being offered free of charge to current and prospective SVAC members and Scarsdale volunteer firefighters. Tuition will also be funded for other volunteers or employees of a registered or certified EMS agency upon attaining the EMT-B certification. Upon completion of the class, participants will be graded on a NYS practical skills exam and a NYS written exam. Successful completion of these exams will earn participants a NYS EMT-B certification, valid for three years. It is anticipated that the same course will be offered again, from January-May 2015. For further information about the Sept. course, including a full schedule of class dates, times and topics, please call the Hoch Center for Emergency Education at 914-366-3577 or SVAC at 914-722-2288. You may also visit SVAC's website at www.scarsdalevac.com, where the course syllabus is posted online. Pre-registration is required at cee@pmhc.us or by calling 914-366-3698.

Posted in Local News
Aug. 20, 2014

Before Kindle and Nook we had these things called books!

 The Friends of the Scarsdale Library announces their upcoming book sale which will begin on Saturday September 6, with a very special preview for the Friends on Friday night September 5th.

 

We stopped in and saw thousands of books piled in the Scott Room where volunteers kept busy sorting through novels, classics, and cookbooks. 

 

It is not surprising that with electronic devices becoming more popular that physical paper books are being donated by the thousands to this years sale.  According to Kathy Steves, who is the librarian at Cardinal Spellman High School and directs the Scarsdale Library book sale each year, she was surprised by the sheer number that were donated this year. 

 

The library will be accepting donations through Saturday August 23rd, with the sale to begin on September 6th and run through September 15th.

 

Book Sale

Posted in Local News
Aug. 19, 2014

Art Troilo Jr., the longtime Harrison coach, joins the Scarsdale coaching staff

Art Troilo Jr., longtime Harrison coach, to join the Scarsdale coaching staff

Big news for Scarsdale Football has kids buzzing as Art Troilo Jr., longtime Harrison coach, will join the Scarsdale coaching staff.  Verboys said Troilo will coach one of Scarsdale's two junior-varsity teams, and help the varsity and coach at the youth level.

Go Raiders!

 

Posted in Local News
Aug. 13, 2014

SOWE Scarsdales Own Wine Festival

For a full schedule on the upcoming Wine Festival September 19th - 21st contact Five Corners

The Scarsdale Village event takes place downtown Sunday, Sept. 21, 11AM-5PM  With over 70 restaurants, 200 wines from top-notch producers from around the world, craft beers, and top celebrity chefs, you can spend all day tasting, smelling, eating, drinking, learning, and watching. Enjoy live music from rock legend Gary U.S. Bonds and others, Modell's Kids' Zone, cooking demonstrations, book signings, and the company of your neighbors and friends. Mingle, mix, taste and sip with the best chefs in the county. Help yourself to an ocean of eats, drinks, and the signature dishes your favorite restaurants.

Posted in Special Events
Aug. 8, 2014

Health Alert - West Nile Virus Reported in New Rochelle

 

 

West Nile Virus just found in a mosquito batch that has tested positive for the first time this year according to the Westchester County Department of Health.

The County Health Department staff collected this mosquito batch in New Rochelle and sent to New York State Department of Health for testing.

Last year, seven positive mosquito batches were found in Westchester County and two human cases of West Nile Virus were reported. So far this year, there have been no reported human cases.

“This is the time of year when we typically start to identify mosquitoes that carry West Nile Virus in Westchester,” Sherlita Amler, MD said in a statement. “While it should not be a major cause for concern, it would be prudent for residents to use repellents when outdoors from dusk to dawn to avoid mosquito bites altogether.”

The Health Department will continue to trap and test mosquitoes and survey catch basins for mosquito larvae or standing water.  We will continue to keep you posted with health alerts!

Posted in Local News
Aug. 6, 2014

SLT NOW OPEN In Scarsdale

SLT - Stands for Strengthen Lengthen Tone 

Amanda is thrilled to be able to offer fellow NYers in Scarsdale her favorite LA-based workouts – SLT. After hearing her friends in LA rave about the effectiveness of the unique Pilates meets cardio meets strength training workout, fitness-enthusiast Amanda had to try it for herself. One class and she was hooked and found herself planning her West Coast trips around her workouts. Tired of having to fly across the country to get her fix, she decided New Yorkers needed a studio of their own and she opened SLT.

The roster of instructors is fantastic and includes:  Stephanie Petruccio,  Marisa Olszewski, Tracey Forte, Marcy Modica, and Leslie  Greenwood.

Amanda was also the Co-Founder and CEO of Vital Juice, the leading healthy living e-newsletter publication. Amanda has a BA from Duke and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Come check out SLT located right across the street from Five Corners Properties at 2 Palmer Avenue and tell them that you heard about their fabulous program from Five Corners!

 

SLT

 

Posted in Local News