Around Town

Larchmont Rotary Annual Blum Award

Mamaroneck High School (MHS) students Sam Smoltz and Jackson Owen were honored with the Rotary club’s annual Blum Award at a special luncheon held at the Larchmont Yacht Club on November 5th. 

Community Resource Center Receives Grant from United Way

The United Way of Westchester and Putnam announced that 10 nonprofits were granted about $50,000 collectively as part of the organization’s crisis response to the recent flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida in Westchester County. Locally, The Community Resource Center was given a grant. 

White Plains Hospital Now Offers Comprehensive Cardiac Care

White Plains Hospital (WPH) has announced that its first ever open-heart surgery was successfully performed, signaling another transformational moment for the hospital and the launch of its cardiac surgery program.

Nonprofit Westchester Celebrated Keep Westchester Thriving Awards

Nonprofit Westchester (NPW) celebrated the 2021 Keep Westchester Thriving Awards during its annual meeting on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. The event took place virtually with more than 150 participants tuning in. Welcome remarks were given by NPW’s Executive Director, Jan Fisher, which was followed by the organization’s year-end recap and look ahead by Anahaita Kotval, President of NPW and CEO of Lifting Up Westchester. The program acknowledged the success of both the organization as a whole and its members featuring remarks by some of Westchester County’s leading nonprofit organizations.

All We Can Save Circle

Sheldrake Environmental Center,685 Weaver Street, Larchmont, invites the community to join the new All We Can Save Circle; like a book club, but richer.

The Girl Scout Gingerbread House

The most wonderful time of the year got sweeter in December as an interactive and edible experience opened for Girl Scout Central. The Girl Scout Gingerbread House was created by CEO of RaceYa, Abigail Edgecliffe-Johnson. The house is over 2 feet tall, nearly 3 feet wide and contains 80 cups of flour, 16 cups of molasses and a “Buddy the Elf” quantity of sugar. 

Jakub Tatka, MD, Joins White Plains Hospital Physician Associates

White Plains Hospital welcomes orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jakub Tatka to its Physician Associates Division. Dr. Tatka comes to White Plains Hospital from Columbia University’s Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville.  He is currently accepting appointments for both adults and children, for hip and knee conditions due to sports, arthritis, injuries and developmental disorders.

Local Summit Hosts Westchester County Executive, George Latimer

Newly re-elected Westchester County Executive George Latimer addressed the Local Summit’s December meeting speaking from his home, via Zoom, where he is quarantining with a Covid infection.   Latimer’s advice: “Get your Booster Shot.” 

Larchmont Mamaroneck Lions Club Present Coughlin Community Service Awards

On Sunday, December 5, the Larchmont Mamaroneck (LM) Lions Club held their annual “Points of Light” celebration of community service, held virtually due to covid. The evening recognized the many organizations and individuals who dedicate their time, talent and resources, to be there for their neighbors… specifically during this difficult year.

NY State Tribute to Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On December 22, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that New York State’s annual commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be presented as a statewide broadcast event, “New York State Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Opportunity and Promise,” airing on PBS stations throughout New York beginning MLK weekend and streaming at empirestateplaza.ny.gov/nyking. 

Waterstone of Westchester Appoints Second Senior Advisor for White Plains Senior Living Community

Waterstone of Westchester in White Plains has appointed a second senior advisor in anticipation of its opening at the start of 2022.