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The Ardsley Education Foundation started this academic year with new leadership and branding that has lifted its profile thanks to two public events — its debut AEF Social, “At the Playground,” on Sept. 25, and its second one, “Fall Festival,” happening Sunday, Oct. 17. 

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The Ardsley Garden Club is offering a new, free service to homeowners seeking landscape advice. Those in need can visit the club’s Facebook page and send a direct message, or call president Linda Keil at 914-661-0334, to make an appointment for an hour-long house call. 

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Ardsley is celebrating its 125th anniversary, and for those curious about the village’s back story, the Ardsley Historical Society will host walking tours highlighting those years on Sept. 25-26. The first tours were held last weekend.

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The Ardsley Democratic Committee has endorsed incumbent Nancy Kaboolian for mayor and incumbent Andy DiJusto and newcomer Asha Bencosme for trustee. Trustee Joann D’Emilio hasdecided not to seek re-election. The election is Nov. 2.

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Linda Pohlmann, a faithful participant in the Ardsley Fire Department’s annual tribute to her husband, William, a victim of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, will “absolutely” be there for the village’s 20th remembrance day.

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Judy Spiegel, a former resident of Ardsley, was among the 98 people who died when the 12-story Champlain Towers South, an oceanside condominium in Surfside, Fla., collapsed on June 24.

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“We are like a fine cocktail of different ingredients: pantomime, clowning, and object puppetry,” said Natasha Mirny, who along with Tia Shearer Bassett concocted the interactive virtual play “Five Spoons.”

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In the run-up to updating its Comprehensive Plan, the Village of Ardsley conducted surveys and community workshops to identify issues residents wanted addressed. Lack of parking in the Central Business District (CBD) was a major bugaboo.

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The coronavirus pandemic is a universal story, uniting all in fear, confusion, and, much too often, grief. “Every Minute Is a Day: A Doctor, an Emergency Room, and a City Under Siege” is a real-time recounting of that story as it played out at a major New York hospital last year. Co-authored…

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Junior members of the Ardsley-Secor Volunteer Ambulance Corps (ASVAC), with help from a few adults, raised $895 by washing cars behind ASVAC headquarters on Saturday, Aug. 7. The cost was $10 per car, though larger donations were made. The proceeds will be used for equipment and uniforms for…

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After nearly seven years as Ardsley village manager, Meredith Robson left to become Mamaroneck’s town administrator. Charlene Indelicato, who retired a year ago after four years as Dobbs Ferry’s village manager, will serve as Ardsley’s interim. 

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Woodlands Community Temple has appointed Rabbi Mara Young to succeed Rabbi Billy Dreskin, who leaves the reform synagogue after 26 years. Her installation ceremony will take place Oct. 8-9, after the Jewish High Holy Days.

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Sameer Fazil and his twin cousins, Amber and Adeel Arif, have all tutored and been tutored in academic subjects. The three pooled their experience to launch a virtual tutoring service called TaughtByStudents, an enterprise geared to younger students.

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Earlier this month, the Village of Ardsley announced the winners of its contest to design a flag to mark the village’s 125th anniversary. Students at Ardsley’s three schools were challenged to create a motif incorporating the village’s signature blue and gold colors and its symbol: a capital “A.”

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Ardsley High School rising senior Saakshi Philip is leading a local “Her Drive,” collecting feminine hygiene products and other necessities to donate to two facilities supporting women in need.

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Ardsley High School rising senior Alexandra Cuttler, a Tourette Youth Ambassador, gave a presentation about the much-misunderstood neurodevelopmental disorder to the Greenburgh Town Board on June 23. 

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is inviting public comment on a proposal to remediate contamination on the 6.25-acre former Akzo Nobel site at 1 Lawrence Street, in the Ardsley School District area of the Town of Greenburgh. Comments are being accepted through Aug. 6. 

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The rainbow banner at the intersection of Ashford Avenue and Saw Mill River Road (Route 9A), and rainbow flags on utility poles along Ashford, reflect the Village of Ardsley’s celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month — in particular, its own Pride Day on Saturday, June 26.

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Though the coronavirus pandemic forced much of its outdoor activity indoors last year, Ardsley’s Conservation and Environmental Advisory Committee (CEAC) was able to provide a solid account of its accomplishments and future plans at the Ardsley Board of Trustees meeting on June 21.

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John “Big J” Smith of the Harlem Wizards leads fourth graders Santo Fiordimalva, Asher Williams, and Sasha Kotti in an activity after the ribbon-cutting for a new basketball hoop at Concord Road Elementary School on June 10. Two years ago, Kotti wrote a letter requesting the hoop, and had cl…

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In April, Ardsley High School junior Lucas Vaidean, who’s been hard of hearing since age 7, placed second in “The Next Big Idea: High School,” a national competition for deaf or hard-of-hearing students in grades 9-12. 

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Ardsley held its first public hearing, on June 7 via Zoom, on the question of whether to opt out of allowing cannabis retail dispensaries to open in the village. According to Village Manager Meredith Robson, 44 people attended the hearing.

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“Serene Spring – An Evening of Chamber Music” is the name of the Solace Trio’s program of works chosen to acknowledge the lows of the past year and to celebrate where we are now. The concert will take place on Friday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Ardsley and is c…

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The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) has recognized Ardsley High School junior Alex Wang with a 2020-2021 Ambassador Award, which honorsyoung people who perform 100 or more hours of community service.

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On May 17, the Ardsley Village Board authorized the issuance of $2,642,971 in bonds toward the reconstruction of roads, installation of new sidewalks and curbs, and related improvements. The projects will also be financed by $195,597 from the operating budget. 

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Vikas Agrawal was elected to the Ardsley Board of Education on May 18. Agrawal received 485 votes, followed by incumbent Matthew Bonney with 337 and Alex Archer with 241. Agrawal works as a neurologist affiliated with St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, and serves as a board member of …

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The Ardsley Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 7, to discuss the merits of opting out of allowing the licensing and establishing of retail cannabis dispensaries within the village. The hearing will be on Zoom beginning at 8 p.m.

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In celebration of Earth Month, the Ardsley Conservation and Environment Advisory Committee (CEAC) and the Village of Ardsley held a series of events in April that will culminate with the Ardsley Pollinator Pathway Garden Tour this Saturday, May 15.

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Girl Scout Troop #2579 in Ardsley is doing its part to save bees, butterflies, and other pollinators vital to human and animal life by planting a pollinator garden outside the Ardsley Public Library.

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Ardsley is afflicted with the same traffic woes as the other Rivertowns — speeding and distracted driving, and motorists who ignore stop signs, red lights, crosswalks, and other calming devices — but unlike Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, and Irvington, Ardsley hasn’t mounted a campaign to address th…

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Incumbent Matthew Bonney and two new candidates — Alex Archer and Vikas Agrawal — are vying for a single seat on the five-member Ardsley Board of Education. Bonney, the current board president, is seeking a third term. The election, and the school budget vote, will be May 18. The term will r…

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The Ardsley High School branch of the National Art Honors Society (NAHS) has embarked on a much broader mission than “art for art’s sake.” Led by sophomore Tess Korten, “Awaken Ardsley” is providing an antidote to the Covid-19 blues by brightening up the windows of local businesses.