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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.

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Rats on steroids might sound like a horror meme, but for Ardsley High School junior Anisha Kumar those lab specimens are a ticket to the international Genius Olympiad. 

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Joseph O’Campo-Petras of Ardsley received the Going Green Award for his volunteer work with the Westchester Parks Foundation’s Green Squad. He was honored at the Volunteer New York! 2021 Volunteer Spirit Awards virtual breakfast on April 9.

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For an online panel discussion about “Combating Hate Against the Asian American Community,” which was held March 30, the Westchester County Human Rights Commission invited five adults to participate, including a criminal defense attorney and a professor of sociology.

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Elizabeth Chun and Joyce Lu of Ardsley High School took top honors at the 2021 Regeneron-sponsored Westchester Science & Engineering Fair (WESEF) in March, qualifying them as finalists for Regeneron’s International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) next month.

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The Westchester County Youth Bureau and Board proclaimed Stephanie Marquesano of Ardsley a 2021 “Shero” of positive youth development on March 23, citing her work as founder and president of the harris project. This is the third year the awards have been given.

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“Letters I‘ll Never Send” doesn’t refer to secret missives hidden away in a dresser drawer; it’s the title of Nicole Zelniker’s recently released first novel (Atmosphere Press, Austin, Texas).

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The past year of living with coronavirus restrictions, and the upsurge in hate crimes, changed the focus of the annual Wellness Week at Ardsley High School. “Embracing Diversity,” was the theme of the high school’s Wellness Week, March 15-23.

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The Ardsley Pollinator Pathway Project, part of the “Ardsley CAN by 2030!” initiative, wants to teach the community about the birds and the bees — and the butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, and other pollinators that are disappearing.

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The Village of Ardsley will present the draft of its New York State Policing Reform and Reinvention Collaborative plan at a public hearing during the March 1 village board meeting. A second hearing is scheduled for March 15.

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Schools Superintendent Ryan Schoenfeld and high school junior Max Kellezi hang a handmade dragon outside La Cantena, 871 Saw Mill River Road, on Sunday, Feb. 21. The restaurant was one of the last stops for two dragons used to decorate different businesses each day, starting Feb. 14, in cele…

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Homeowners interested in saving the planet, and money, received tips during a Zoom presentation on Feb. 11 entitled “Ardsley CAN by 2030! Reduce Your Home’s Carbon Footprint.”

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Ardsley High School juniors Daniella Apostle and Francesca Syku are representing their school in a seven-week fundraising campaign run by the Connecticut-Hudson Valley Region of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). 

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To help local businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, civic-minded siblings Isabelle and Max Kellezi, both students at Ardsley High School, have launched an independent student-run volunteer organization called Locally Stronger.

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Ardsley CAN by 2030!, a carbon reduction and sustainability initiative launched two months ago by the village Conservation and Environment Advisory Committee (CEAC), is offering its second Zoom session, “How to Reduce Your Home’s Carbon Footprint,” on Feb. 11 and 24, both from 7-8:15 p.m.

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The River’s Edge Theatre Company, founded in August 2019, isn’t letting the Covid-19 pandemic obstruct its mission of using theater “to reflect the human experience, spark conversation, and inspire social change” while raising funds for nonprofit organizations. 

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Councilwoman Diana Juettner’s service as a member of the Greenburgh Town Board will end in 2021. In a letter to Democratic district leaders on Nov. 25, the 80-year-old resident of Ardsley announced she will not seek re-election to the postion she has held since 1992.

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An Ardsley Conservation and Environmental Advisory Committee (CEAC) presentation via Zoom on Dec. 9 and 14 made it easy to understand how to think globally and act locally to help alleviate the climate crisis.

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Leslie Kimmelman’s latest book, “The Eight Knights of Hanukkah,” tells the story of a diverse group of children — mounted on steeds and clad in armor — who save the Jewish holiday that marks a miracle: a menorah burning for eight days and nights on a single night’s worth of lamp oil.

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Diners who’ve avoided eating out during the pandemic may well be tempted to explore “Westchester’s First Hybrid Restaurant,” as The Shop Ardsley was described in a recent press release. 

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On a Friday afternoon in October, an 11-year-old boy collided with a car in the crosswalk at the intersection of Saw Mill River Road (Route 9A) and Center Street in Ardsley. The boy was unharmed, and the driver was not issued a summons.

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The coming year, 2021, is the Village of Ardsley’s 125th anniversary, and in preparation for the occasion the Ardsley Historical Society is “going global,” as a recent press release termed its new burst of activity.

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Ardsley property owners received their first quarterly sewer rent bill in September, and some of them are now challenging what they consider an arbitrary and badly timed charge.