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It will definitely be a whirlwind of activity between driving back and forth each day, struggling with jet lag, the unaccustomed heat, and also staying in un-air-conditioned dorm rooms at Williams College for 4 nights... but - hey they are British - if we won lost the Revolution, they will still give their British best! My youngest son, Brett is playing on the team.. so very excited for him ... and I will be (10 comments)
New Rochelle Public Open House 10804 - 2 Edna Place, 1-4 p.m. 6/24 - 06/24/12 08:34 AM
Pop by 2 Edna Place on Sunday, June, 24th, 1-4 p.m. for a public open house at this lovely 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath 2467 square foot Tudor home with an exquisite kitchen designed by the Award winning team of Joan Schindler Interior Designs. Ms. Schindler won the coveted House Beautiful's Kitchen of the Year Award in 2007 for designing a wonderful kitchen in Connecticut. Her team has surpassed itself in this kitchen also. There is a 6 burner Wolf stove, custom cabinetry (of course), and a concealed foot stool under one of the cabinets.. The beamed living room embodies charm and elegance as does the open floor plan. The (2 comments)
New Rochelle 10804 Public Open House 999 Weaver Street 1-3 p.m. - 06/23/12 09:25 AM
Enjoy your very own Shangri-la on nearly 1/2 acre with 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a large terrace overlooking a 48X24' in ground pool, his/hers cabana with stove-top & shower, large eat-in kitchen/granite counters, skylight, formal dining room, a beamed family room with a fireplace and a large living room.There is a first floor bedroom, second floor master bedroom with a bath, skylight and four closets. There are also three additional bedrooms on the second floor, a two-car garage, lower level with a walk out basement. Easy access to houses of worship, transportation, and just 35 minutes. to New York City. Taxes (3 comments)
A Father's Day Story...... New Rochelle Yankees style! - 06/17/12 08:56 AM
Mother's Day is always very special in my area.. The day is set aside to keep mom, grand mom, nan, mom's to be, bride's to be all happy. It would be almost sacrilegious to play a baseball game on Mother's Day... and was always frowned upon and a poll taken between parents when my sons were much younger. Father's Day on the other hand, was - well - Father's Day, and many a time, we would be watching baseball playoffs with the little ones on a Father's Day morn... Our local Baseball league would hold a baseball awards breakfast a few times (6 comments)
Public Open House 10804, 44 Dusk Drive, 1-4 p.m. June 17th, 2012 - 06/17/12 08:16 AM
Happy Father's Day! Located in desirable Wykagyl Estates with its private tennis courts, you will really appreciate this 4 bedroom, 3.5 Bath extended Raised Ranch. There is a family room with fireplace,2nd family room/guest room with bath, living room, dining room, music room & a large eat-in kitchen with access to the great deck - perfect for entertaining. There is a 2 car garage, & the taxes are being grieved! All good! With its close proximity to Houses of worship, transportation and just 35 minutes to New York City. Perfect! Being Offered at $649,000. The Public Open House will be conducted from (0 comments)
Public House 10804 -2 Edna Place 1-4 p.m. Saturday 6/16, 2012 - 06/16/12 05:24 AM
The glorious kitchen was designed by the Award Winning Team of Joan Schindler Interior Designs (House Beautiful's Kitchen of the Year '07 in Conn.) it will not disappoint! This 4 bedroom, 2 bath 2467 sq. ft. Tudor won't either! Close to all Houses of Worship, you will appreciate the custom built-ins in the den, beamed living room with its fireplace, Formal Dining Room,and above ground family room with Sliding french doors to the patio. Master Bedroom en suite (bath & dressing room).3 Additional Bedrooms & hall bath. Just 35 mins to NYC. Public Open House today at 2 Edna Place, New (2 comments)
Ray Rice Day - New Rochelle 2012 - 06/15/12 07:59 AM
I love writing this post each year... Tomorrow marks Ray Rice day again at the New Rochelle High School's McKenna Field. The event has been sold out for weeks, and will start at 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and there will be games, lunch, instruction, autographs, and fun for youngsters aged between 7 - 13 years of age. The event attracted over 600 youngsters last year, and is always a great success. Ray commented last year " it's a great opportunity to give back." He has already done so much. Ray has long been a hero of New Rochelle, has never forgotten his roots, (2 comments)
Power to Excel Award 2012 - New Rochelle - 06/15/12 06:08 AM
This past Monday evening, I had the privilege of awarding David Johnson, a New Rochelle High School Senior, the "Power to Excel" Award (a $250 check) on behalf of A.J. who is training in Canada. I am now in awe of anyone who speaks publicly... I did not realize there would be an echo as you speak into the microphone, and as soon as I started speaking, heard the echo, it went down hill from there. Yikes! I had the privilege of meeting David and his mom after the ceremony, and so apologized to him in person for messing up! (0 comments)
Hey BF! Popular Text Messaging Acronyms - 06/15/12 06:04 AM
With text messaging fast replacing emailing - especially amongst the younger population, and since I recently was misunderstood when I used LOL (lots of love- my interpretation) for LOL - Laugh out Loud, I thought I should delve deeper into the acronym world.. I found some pretty interesting sites... http://teens.lovetoknow.com/Text_Message_Acronyms This is a site for teens... and I couldn't believe some of the acronyms such as CICYHW which means "Can I copy your Home Work?" and MOS - Mom over shoulder (what was the teen writing?) . PIR - Parent in room.. and there were the cute ones like ZZZ - sleeping... mmmh! the (8 comments)
Colleges the New Rochelle Top 25 Students chose.... - 06/13/12 05:36 AM
Once again, the New Rochelle High School students excelled. I attended one of the Award ceremonies, and here are the Principal Scholar's Awards with an weighted GPA average ranging from 1.26 to 103.88. One common recurring theme is the strong presence of math - which would mean New Rochelle has wonderful course instructors and programs.... 1) Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education 2) Columbia - 3) Yale University - Engineering & Political Science 4) Fordham University 5) Wake Forest University 6) McGill University- Biology 7) Cornell University Medical School 8) Yale 9) Harvard - Engineering & Math 10) Northwestern - Math & Science 11) Binghamton (4 comments)
The All American Soap Box Derby - New Rochelle , Sunday June 9th, 2012 - 06/10/12 06:06 AM
Back in June , 2010, I wrote about the Annual Soap Box Derby in New Rochelle.... well, it is that time of year again, and time to mention the great local sporting event. Quaker Ridge Road will be closed from Sussex Road/Broadfield Road from 9-4 p.m. on Sunday (give or take an hour or so beforehand and thereafter)... and each year it becomes more competitive, exciting and THE place to be!
The event is FREE, and is being hosted by the Uniformed Firefighters Association Local 273 for its 10th year. The contestants (who will be competing from all over the County (4 comments)
Public Open House 10538 - 5 Overlook Terrace, Sunday 6/10 1-3 p.m. - 06/10/12 05:38 AM
There is a public open house today from 1-3 p.m. at 5 Overlook Terrace, Larchmont, N.Y. 10538. Built by William Randolph Hearst for Marion Davies, this home reflects a romantic moment in time yet updated to captivate today! Stunning front door beckons you to enter this 3 Bedroom 2500 sq. ft. Mediterranean with 2.5 baths, eat-in kitchen and breakfast nook, butler's pantry, large dining room/great room, Famly Room, Living Room with a gorgeous Carrera marble fireplace, enclosed porch and a wonderful deck with an arbor perfect for entertaining. The Master Bedroom has a nursery and bath with a walk-in closet also. Two Additional Bedrooms and Hall Bath. Close to (5 comments)
Buyer Faq: The Agency Disclosure Form - 06/08/12 05:51 PM
Years ago, the buyer always assumed that an agent who was showing the houses for sale, (after all, she was that nice friendly agent) would automatically be representing he/she the buyer. Not so, Many agents were representing the seller, and as a result, the buyers were not properly represented with certain facts (problems within the home/lack of legalizations not being properly disclosed). New York State is a Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware) state, and so it became a New York State law for the agent to properly explain agency upon the first substantive contact with a buyer, and to give the buyer (7 comments)
FREE Pit Pull Training - New Rochelle Humane Society - 06/04/12 10:57 AM
When you go into our local Humane Society, I would have to say that the vast majority of dogs are pit bulls. I am sure you could say the same for many animal shelters across the U.S. The New Rochelle Humane Society represents 17 neighboring towns with lost and stray dogs, and is a no-kill shelter which great. However, it is going one step further and is offering free pit-bull training at the Trinity Church, 311 Huguenot Street (corner of Huguenot & Division Streets), New Rochelle. The training will be for 4 consecutive Thursdays, commences on June 7th at 6:45 p.m., and (1 comments)
Buyer Faq - How Many agents should I have? - 06/04/12 06:25 AM
Many buyers do not realize that it is to their advantage to have just one agent in any given area. Your agent will work hard on your behalf, and of course, if you are not entirely happy with that agent, then you should sever the relationship, and if your agent knows you are working with other agents, they might step back also. If someone informs me they are not happy with the agent and would like me to show them homes, then that is different. In that case, I might have the buyers sign not only an agency disclosure form, but also a (6 comments)
Buyer Faq - How Much should I bid? - 06/04/12 05:55 AM
I have found this year more so than other years, that many buyers will ask that question, only to then inform us to bid even lower than the amount we suggest as a starting point. Either they think they know more than we do, or they have read articles informing them that properties are selling for X amount lower than the list price, and want to act accordingly. There are are several caveats to that rule though. Many times, a savvy seller in today's market will have priced the property to sell, so it is imperative that you have your agent look at (4 comments)
Take it Off in the Rain - New Rochelle style! - 06/02/12 09:28 AM
Many of us are seeking to lose some pounds... ( either that or our dry-cleaners are shrinking our clothes).. I thought I would offer forth my one day diet to the list, and thought that if we all put forth a suggested one day menu .... we would - between us - have a nice selection of different foods to choose from to lose some weight! I usually start off the day with some Cheerios and some Orange juice.. but one of my favorite lunches is simply a spinach salad with strawberries and some hard boiled eggs, and a little balsamic (18 comments)
Book Review: John Sandford's "Shock Wave" - 06/02/12 09:13 AM
I was feeling guilty about writing book reviews last year.. I read so many books (late at night) that it was easy to write about them! However, I had to write a few word about Mr. Sandford.. "Shock Wave" was published in 2001, so I am rather late in reading it. Virgil Flowers is sent to a small Minnesota town to find out who is bombing local merchants.. A large "PyeMart store is coming to town, and it would seem that someone doesn't want them poluting the local river.. or is that what the bomber wants you to think?
I (2 comments)
Public Open House - 10804, 2 Edna Place, New Rochelle - 1-3 p.m. 6/3 - 06/01/12 11:18 AM
The glorious kitchen was designed by the Award Winning Team of Joan Schindler Interior Designs (House Beautiful's Kitchen of the Year '07 in Conn.),& it will not disappoint! This 4 bedroom, 2 bath 2467 sq. ft. Tudor won't either! Close to all Houses of Worship, you will appreciate the custom built-ins in the den, beamed living room with its fireplace, Formal Dining Room, and above ground family room with Sliding french doors to the patio. Master Bedroom en suite (bath & dressing room).3 Additional Bedrooms & hall bath. Just 35 mins to NYC. Public Open House today at 2 Edna Place, New (2 comments)
Turtle Park, Larchmont 10538 - 06/01/12 11:00 AM
I was very fortunate to be showing a property close to Turtle Park the other week, and was able to take photos of Turtle Park - probably the only time it isn't';t busy! It was 9 am.. and as a rule, it is a grand meeting place for young children and their parents/caregivers/family... It is so popular that I always include it in my Larchmont tour with new clients, and as you can see the families leave their toys there for everyone to use. But, hey! That is Larchmont!
There is a fire engine, climbing apparatus, a slide and a (0 comments)
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