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Release Date: April 29, 2011

Update…
POPHAM ROAD BRIDGE OVERNIGHT WORK WILL END TONIGHT OR MONDAY…MEETING ON MAY 10TH AT SCARSDALE VILLAGE HALL
I stopped by at Scarsdale Village Hall this morning and met with the Scarsdale Village Manager to discuss the Popham Road bridge construction. We are going to have a follow up meeting on Tuesday, May 10th at 6:30 PM at Scarsdale Village Hall. Village officials will attend. We are also inviting metro north to the meeting.
Al Gatta, Village Manager for Scarsdale and his deputy, Steve Pappalardo, told me that the all night work should end by Monday, possibly tonight. The village will try to encourage contractors to use less noisy equipment tonight (seems like they were successful last night). We won’t experience this kind of  overnight noise for the rest of the year.
The purpose of the meeting on May 10th will be to discuss the progress of the bridge work…what we can expect…notification of neighbors about construction related issues…timetable, etc..
You are all invited to attend the meeting. I am grateful to the village for trying hard to be responsive to the concerns of their Greenburgh neighbors.
 
EILEEN FISHER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE PROGRAM HAS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
The Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute (EFLI) is a project of the Eileen Fisher Foundation which has been developed to support women and girls. During the summer of 2011, EFLI has expanded to offer two sessions at the Eileen Fisher headquarters in Irvington, NY, July 18-29 and August 1-12. Applications are available for young women entering grades 10-12 in the Westchester County area. The program promotes leadership in young women through self-empowerment, connection with others and activism in their communities. Program fee is $900 however the cost should not be a deterrent to interested and committed candidates, financial aid is available. Apply Now! Please see the website for more details: eileenfisherleadershipinstitute.com. Contact info: Antoinette Klatzky (914) 473-8221 or aklatzky@eileenfisherleadershipinstitute.com
 
 
Town of Greenburgh Named Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation
 
Greenburgh, NY, (April 19, 2011):  On April 1, 2011, the Town of Greenburgh was named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry. This is the first year the Town of Greenburgh has received this national recognition. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.
 
Communities that earn Tree City USA recognition not only have taken the time to meet the four standards, they know that trees: Promote healthier communities by filtering the air we breathe by removing dust and other particles; moderate climate, conserve water and provide vital habitat for wildlife; reduce the heat island effect in urban areas caused by pavement and buildings; and reduce energy use and increase property values.
 
Greenburgh’s Arbor Day is celebrated this year on Friday, April 29th and will be hosted by Richard J Bailey School, 33 Hillside Avenue, White Plains from 10:00-11:00 am, with poetry readings, education tables, free tree seedlings for the public and the ceremonial planting of a tree on the school grounds.
 
More information about Arbor Day 2011 in the Town of Greenburgh can be found at www.greenburghny.com. For more information about the Tree City USA program, please visit www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.
 
GIFT OF LIFE PROGRAM—WE SECURED A HEART/LUNG MACHINE FOR CHILDREN THAT WILL SAVE LIVES!
Luis Del Rosario of the Elmsford Rotary Club (he also owns Elmsford Raceway in Greenburgh) is very involved in an important charity—the Gift of Life program. Gift of Life Gift of Life is a program that addresses the medical needs of children who suffer from congenital heart defects and other similar conditions. The program is largely run through the efforts of Rotary Clubs throughout the world.  The Rotary Club wanted to send a heart/lung machine to the Philippines. He asked me to help secure a machine. I contacted some hospitals (no success). Then—reached out to Mark Wagar of Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield (who worked with me last year when there was a dispute between area hospitals and the insurance company). He immediately responded and was able to secure an old heart/lung machine from NYU Lagone Medical Center. The machine is now in the Philippeans—helping to save lives.
 
 To all that made this happen:
 
April 28, 2011

Dear Sir,

Greetings!

we would like to extend our Heartfelt thanks for your donation, Heart and Lung Machine which arrived at National Children's Hospital, April 20, 2011 10:30pm. Attached pictures).

this equipment will go along way helping our less fortunate cardiac patients needing close and open heart surgery.

Thank you so much and may GOD bless you more!


Myrna T. Valencia, MD, FPPS
Officer In-Charge
National Children's Hospital
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SAVE THE DATE: Saturday May 14, 2011  Greenburgh taste off to benefit Woodlands High School. Noon to 3 PM. Taste dishes from local Greenburgh restaurants and caterers. Vote on competitive categories. Silent auction. Call Kaye Jackson at 703 2615 (kayeajackson@aol.com or Rosalie Jackson at 980 5749 (Jackson.rosalie@gmail.com).
PAUL FEINER
 

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