Giving Back

August 15, 2019

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – The Affinity Group LLC, a financial planning firm headed by Goldens Bridge resident Nick Preddice, recently sponsored a golf tournament that raised thousands for charity. The “Tees for Tots” Golf Outing, held Monday, April 29 at Old Oaks Country Club, in Pleasantville, ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – For Peter Devey and Paul Berry, two local business owners who have run Indian Auto Collision in Katonah since 1990, trust and honesty have always been key parts of the relationships with their customers. Add to that compassion and kindness, which was demonstrated in a gesture ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - The Let’s Not be Still! New York Festival, 5K and Walk was held Saturday, May 18, at Meadow Pond Elementary School, in South Salem. The races, organized by the Star Legacy Foundation NY Metro Chapter, raised money toward pregnancy/infant loss research, education, and ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – The Lewisboro Lions Club hosted its annual Senior Citizen BBQ/Dinner on Wednesday, June 12, at Lewisboro Town Park. The LEO Club, the youth branch of the Lions Club, helped serve the seniors. Lions Club member Sue Vales, of Horse & Hound Inn, managed the barbecue.

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – The annual Katonah-Lewisboro Relay for Life held Friday, June 14, raised nearly $60,000 for the American Cancer Society. The top three individual fundraisers are Caroline Ettlinger ($6,648), Peri Wills ($3,397) and Jerry Newell ($2,506). The top three fundraising teams are ...

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ELMSFORD, N.Y. – Captain Lawrence Brewing Co., founded by South Salem native Scott Vaccaro, has now helped raise more than a half-million dollars for the charity of a Lewisboro town employee. Seeking to raise funds to help their son, Conner, now 8, Christopher Curran, a maintenance worker, and ...

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WACCABUC, N.Y. - Susan Henry, a founding director of Westchester Land Trust, was honored by the environmental organization at its annual benefit on Saturday, June 1, at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills. The Waccabuc resident received a Lifetime Achievement Award for dedicating three decades ...

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WACCABUC, N.Y. – Local musicians will band together on Saturday, May 18, to perform a benefit concert for the Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Donations raised at the event, which runs from 4 to 6 p.m., will help cover the cost of a new ambulance, which the volunteer first responders have ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.  - The PCSB Community Foundation recently donated $2,500 to Support Connection, a nonprofit organization based in Yorktown Heights that provides emotional, social and educational support to women, their families and friends affected by breast and ovarian cancer. The PCSB ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – In 70 days, the Katonah-Lewisboro community will gather at John Jay High School to remind those affected by cancer that they are not alone. The fundraising season for the Katonah-Lewisboro Relay for Life kicked into gear on Monday, March 11, with a celebration at the high ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last month, Christopher and Jessica, who both grew up in the Katonah area, advocated for their son, Conner, in Washington, D.C. Christopher, who works at Onatru Farm, is also a town of Lewisboro employee. At 4 years old, Conner was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – Three years ago, a young child sat in the audience of a Westchester theater and watched his father assume the role of Scarecrow in “The Wizard of Oz,” which wouldn’t be such an unusual occurrence had the theater not been inside of a maximum-security prison. That evening was 18 ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - Two Katonah residents have joined Westchester Land Trust in its mission to preserve open space. Nancy J. Karch joined the Westchester Land Trust’s Board of Directors while Karen Hiniker Simons was appointed to its Advisory Board. Karch returned to the Board of Directors after ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – Bedford resident Glenn Close, who three weeks ago was awarded Best Actress at the Golden Globes for her performance in “The Wife,” spent her holiday season giving back to a Katonah organization and some of the families it serves. Rather than exchange gifts this year, Close and ...

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GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. – On Saturday, Nov. 17, the Lewisboro Lions Club held its fall food drive to benefit the Community Center of Northern Westchester (located in Katonah). With permission from ACME, club members gathered by the front door of the Goldens Bridge grocer. Members of the LEO Club, ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – When a resident of Northern Westchester is going through hard times and needs a helping hand, they need not look very far. For more than 25 years, the Community Center of Northern Westchester has been steadfastly caring for those who are struggling—by providing food assistance, a ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - The annual Bedford Volunteer Fair was held Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Katonah Village Library. There was a sampling of volunteer organizations from Bedford and the surrounding area that had representatives on hand to answer questions: the Wolf Conservation Center, Katonah Volunteer ...

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