Archive for November, 2011

Houlihan Lawrence Horse & Buggy at Mistletoe Magic                 Photo credit: Ken Liebeskind

Hope you had a chance to enjoy the Houlihan Lawrence horse and buggy during the Mistletoe Magic Festival last Sunday — it was a great turnout of both merchants and residents alike. I’m proud that Houlihan Lawrence was a Lead Sponsor in the event, it was fun to see so many families and little ones enjoying the day in town.

With this in mind, I’ve decided to follow Houlihan Lawrence’s lead and continue this goodwill through the holiday season —


Visit my Facebook page during the month of December and click “Like.”

At the end of the month, I’ll donate $1 to the Rye Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund for each new fan!


The Scholarship is awarded to students in our community who are employed by Chamber merchants. Please share this promotion with your friends – let’s give the Scholarship Fund a great donation at the end of the month!

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Back in August, I posted an article from Money Magazine that heralded Harrison, NY as one of the “2011 Best Places to Live.” Reading a copy of the school district’s newsletter, Highlights recently, I’m reminded why the school system plays such an important role in that designation.

Download a copy of their recent newsletter here or visit the Harrison Central School Districts’s website to learn more about the comprehensive transition plan for 9th graders into high school and the results of the third graders’ grant-funded opportunity to explore photography with visiting artists from the Lincoln Center Institute, among other notable achievements. It’s easy to see why Harrison High School was ranked Best High School in Westchester County and #4 in the State of New York as well as #71 nationally according to The Washington Post High School Challenge  — what a great advantage to living in Harrison!

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Last Year's Mistletoe Magic

After Thanksgiving, there’s ample opportunity to walk off the bird at this weekend’s great event traditions. On Saturday, November 26th, Rye Recreation’s Annual Turkey Trot Run will begin at 9am with a “Paws” Walk with your canine friends, followed by the 1 Mile “Fun Run” at 9:30am and the Competitive 3.1 or 5.2 Mile Races beginning at 10am. Download your registration form here, it’s not too late to sign up!

On Sunday, November 27th another time-honored tradition takes place, and I’m proud to announce that Houlihan Lawrence is one of its Lead Sponsors — the Mistletoe Magic Family Festival. Inspired by the season of giving, this event on Sunday from 12-3pm along Purchase Street is the local merchants way of saying thank you to the community for their patronage throughout the year. Fun includes horse drawn carriage rides, magician, holiday crafts, bounce castle, pony rides, musical performances — and of course, Santa!

For more information about the variety of events and the festival participants, download the event flyer here.

A highlight of the festival will be the raffle to benefit the Rye Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund which is awarded to students in our community who are employed by Chamber merchants. Tickets will sell for $1 each (or 6 for $5) and the drawing will be held at 3pm. The prizes are donated by some of Rye’s favorite merchants including Piazza Pizza, Le Panetiere, Rye Grill and Bar, Ruby’s, Morgan’s, Twinkle Toes, All Paws, Wish, Great Stuff and Shoes & More.

Don’t miss these great days of fun!

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14 Chamberlain Street, Rye

Before the holiday season explodes into full swing next week, take some time to tour my open house at 14 Chamberlain Street, Rye on Sunday from 2-4pm. On the outside, this expanded and renovated shingle-style Colonial in the Hix Park neighborhood will immediately impress you with it’s quaint privacy and lovely golf course views.

Inside, the thoughtfully designed home offers 3800 square feet of commodious living space, including four bedrooms, generous closets and substantial storage. The spacious master suite boasts a large custom walk-in California Closet and a master bath with luxuries including a double vanity/sink, radiant heat, Whirlpool tub and a separate shower with glass doors. Even the recreation room in the lower level is designed for comfort and ease of entertaining with a full bath, fireplace and ample storage.

Living Room

Holiday guests for years to come will enjoy drinks and laughs by the fireplace in your warm and intimate living room before adjourning to the formal dining room for a memorable meal.

Family Room

Family and friends alike will love gathering in your bright and airy family room — wired for a home entertainment system and replete with high ceilings, skylights, built-ins and a gas/stone fireplace. It’s not hard to imagine a fun family night of board games or charades in front of the fire on a cold winter evening!

Besides the ease of entertaining in this home, it also features many upgrades including Marvin windows, a new furnace, new hot water heater and and alarm system for fire, smoke and CO2 detection. Don’t miss the opportunity to create lifetime memories in this wonderful home — visit the open house this weekend!

Too busy with Thanksgiving preparations this weekend? Give me a call at (914) 329-5329 for more information or to schedule a personal tour!

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50 Fairway Avenue, Rye

Thoughtfully designed and renovated in 2003/4, 50 Fairway Avenue in Rye offers a wonderful opportunity on Sunday from 2-4pm to tour a classic Rye center hall Colonial.

Living Room with Fireplace

This charming and bright 5 bedroom home features a spacious and stately living room with a gorgeous fireplace that anchors the room. Take a few steps down to the adjoining family room conveniently nestled between the living room and the beautifully renovated eat-in kitchen.

Renovated Eat-In Kitchen

Amenities abound in this dream kitchen – including granite counter tops, custom wood cabinets, island, household desk, wine refrigerator, and sun drenched doors leading to the large deck and yard. Besides the radiant heat in this room, there’s even a 5th bedroom/office, full bath and laundry room closeby!

Have I peaked your interest? This is only the first level — it only gets better! The second floor boasts an amazing Master Suite including an office/sitting room as well as a spacious bedroom, walk-in closet and enviable master bathroom with seamless shower glass doors, tub and radiant heat. Three additional large family bedrooms and two renovated hall baths complete this ideal family floor.

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend, join me Sunday to tour your new home!

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