December 2011

Extravagant Holiday Boutique at Trinity Elementary School

December 05, 2011 - 11:29

Trinity Elementary School PTA will hold its annual Extravagant Holiday Boutique on Saturday, Dec. 10th at 180 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, NY from 10AM - 4PM.

Meet Frosty the Snowman & Have Your Child’s Picture Taken with Trinity’s Jolly Happy Soul.

Free Child ID Provided by the Masonic Brothers.

Over 30 Extraordinary Vendors to Choose from:

Ladies Accessories: Scarves, Pashminas, Wraps, Gloves, Hats, Hand-Knit & Fleece Items; Hand Bags, Totes, Purses, Wallets

Jewelry: Hand Made as well as trendy Sterling and Gems Jewelry, Watches, Beaded Flowers Men’s Accessories: Sport Watches, Fleece Scarves, Desk Items

Spa Treatment Products: Skin Care, Color Cosmetics, Hand-crafted Soaps, Spa Gift Certificates, Scented Candles

Tarot Goddess Card Reader

CASH for Gold: Bring in your unwanted gold items and you can exchange them for ca$h!

Afrocentric Giftwear: Art Calendars, Magnets, Mugs, Magnetic Note Pads

Fun for Kids: Edible Sand Art, Tattoos, Hair Extensions & Feathers, Magic Tricks, Toys, and Hand-crafted Stuffed Animals

Fabulous Foods: Assorted Nuts & Dried Fruits, Terranova Pizzeria, & the

MIRACLE ON THE SOUND: 13-Year Old Girl Falls from 5th Floor Balcony in New Rochelle, Survives

December 05, 2011 - 02:49

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UPDATE: The girl jumped, sources tell Talk of the Sound.

A 13-year old girl fell five stories off the balcony of an apartment at Faymor Gardens at 130 Pelham Road in New Rochelle earlier this afternoon. She survived the fall and was taken to Jacobi Medical Center.

Neighbors say they heard arguing coming from the 5th floor apartment around 3:30 PM. Soon after they heard sirens as paramedics responded to the scene. It remains unclear whether the girl jumped, was pushed or fell accidentally.

Paramedics on the scene told neighbors that the girl likely broke both feet in the fall.

New Rochelle police would not comment as it is an ongoing investigation.

News 12 is reporting the girl is a student at Isaac E. Young Middle School.

UPDATE: Sources tell Talk of the Sound the girl tried to kill herself after an argument with her mother and sister, by jumping off the balcony. One source says the girl is known to police, having been involved in several previous cases. Another says the family has been a problem in the building for some time and that the incident is not a complete surprise.


New Rochelle Attorney Heads to New Haven for 16th Annual Yale Mock Trial Invitational Tournament

December 04, 2011 - 17:20

NewImageDavid Lacher, a New Rochelle attorney specializing in business, real estate, wills & estates, will sit as judge at the 16th Annual Yale Mock Trial Invitational Tournament today in New Haven. Lacher is a long-time member of the New Rochelle Board of Education. Lacher also serves on the board of the New Rochelle Industrial Development Agency.

"Looking forward to it", tweeted Lacher before heading up I-95 this morning.

The 16th Annual Yale Invitational will take place on December 3rd and 4th, 2011 in New Haven, CT.

The event is organized by the The Yale College Mock Trial Association. The first event was held in 1996. It has become the largest intercollegiate invitational mock trial tournament in the United States.

The Yale Bulletin & Calendar:

Sunday New York Times Cites New Rochelle's Talk of the Sound in Chelsea Clinton Profile

December 04, 2011 - 15:52

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In the Sunday New York Times, Amy Chozick gives Talk of the Sound a nice mention in her profile of the 31-year old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: Chelsea Clinton, Living Up to the Family Name.

Next year, when Mrs. Clinton has said she will leave her post, it will be the first time in Ms. Clinton’s life that neither of her parents is in public office. That thought has some Democrats excited by the prospect of a Candidate Chelsea Clinton.

“Ask Astorino” Tele-Town Hall Draws More Than 23,500 Participants

December 03, 2011 - 20:55

County Executive Robert P. Astorino’s third live tele-town hall Tuesday night drew more than 23,500 participants, who had the chance to pose questions directly to Astorino about his proposed budget and other concerns.

“The tele-town hall is a way to reach a lot of people without them leaving their homes,” said Astorino. “The format is extremely helpful when discussing a complex subject like the budget, because the questions pinpoint people’s concerns and the explanations can provide more details than a sound byte.”

Astorino noted that the average listener stayed on the line 14 minutes.

On Nov. 15, Astorino released a proposed budget of $1.689 billion. It includes no increase in the county tax levy, maintains essential services and protects the county’s neediest. It also protects the county’s three triple A bond ratings. The budget is now before the Board of Legislators, which has until Dec. 27 to adopt a final spending plan for 2012.

Leds Brighten Holidays, Lighten Electric Bill

December 03, 2011 - 20:53

NEW YORK – Con Edison is encouraging customers who plan to decorate their homes or offices to use energy-efficient LED lights during the holiday season.

Using LED or light emitting diode lights, instead of traditional incandescent bulbs, saves on bills and helps the environment. LED lights use nearly 90 percent less electricity than older bulbs, which also means fewer carbon emissions in the atmosphere.
LED holiday lighting is one way customers can trim bills and contribute to energy savings that aid the environment. An array of energy-savings tips is available at Energy efficiency tips are also found on Con Edison’s Power of Green Facebook page at
Con Edison is also helping customers make their home or business more energy efficient. A list of programs can be found at or by calling the “Green Team” at 1-877-870-6118.
Con Edison also encourages customers to make safety a top priority when installing their holiday lights and offers some tips.

• Make sure that holiday lights carry the seal of approval of a recognized safety-testing laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

“Skate With Santa” And Tree Lighting At The Playland Ice Casino

December 03, 2011 - 20:52

Toymaking at the North Pole may be in full swing but the big man in the red suit is once again making time in his busy schedule to take a turn around the ice with children of all ages during “Skate with Santa and Tree Lighting,” Saturday, December 10, during the regular afternoon public skating session at the Playland Ice Casino in Rye.

From 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Santa will take to the ice on both the main and children’s rinks. Bring a camera and he’ll be happy to pose for holiday photos as well. “Skate with Santa” has become a popular Playland Ice Casino tradition.

After the skate, everyone is invited to gather at the Fountain Plaza outside the rink for a festive tree lighting at 5:30 p.m.

Regular admission prices are $9 for adults, $8 for adults with a Westchester County Park Pass; $5 for senior citizens with a county Senior Citizen ID; $6 for children age 12 and under and $5 for children accompanied by a Westchester County Park pass holder.

Westchester Legislators Announce Location Change For December 6 Public Budget Hearing

December 03, 2011 - 20:51

White Plains, NY – The Westchester County Board of Legislators announced today that it is moving the location for the third and final public hearing on the County Executive’s proposed 2012 County Budget to the Little Theater in the Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY. The time scheduled for the public hearing remains the same, 7 PM.

The previous site for the public hearing of the proposed 2012 budget was the Chambers of the Westchester County Board of Legislators on the 8th Floor of the Michaelian Office Building in White Plains.

The two public hearings hosted by the BOL since the County Executive proposed his 2012 budget, in New Rochelle on November 23 and in Somers last night, both drew very large crowds, and it was feared that the BOL Chambers would prove to be too small a space to accommodate those wishing to attend the final hearing on Tuesday, December 6.