Newbie Alert: Sign Up for the Newcomer’s Club

New in town? The Larchmont Newcomers’ Club is now welcoming new members for its 2012-2013 season. Serving Larchmont, Mamaroneck, and New Rochelle, LNC offers social activities for men, women, children and families and is a great way to meet other area residents in a relaxed, social atmosphere. There are book clubs, French conversation, mahjong,  sporting groups, organized playgroups for kids, and more. The first event of the season is a family picnic at Flint Park in Larchmont on Sept.

Cool Finds: Grand Prix

MOUNT KISCO–   Tired of New Roc City and want a great birthday party? Grand Prix in Mount Kisco is an indoor Racing and Go Kart experience, and right next door is Spins Bowl. A teen and tween heaven, in addition to a raceway and bowling alley, together these places have an arcade, pool, ping pong tables, a restaurant, bouncy village, and… a bar—for the chaperones. Grown-up events book this venue, too.

Rumorville: Larchmont Trader Joe’s to Expand into Bellizzi Restaurant Space


A big Rumorville for you today. We hear the Bellizzi Italian Restaurant is not renewing its lease in the Trader Joe’s Shopping Center in Larchmont, and that Trader Joe’s will be expanding into the space. (Bellizzi has a second location in Mt. Kisco.)

Calls to Bellizzi owner Ray Catena were not returned, however a Trader Joe’s manager confirmed the story, saying the expansion will occur, “eventually.” Woo-hoo!

Social Services Clears Kennedy

Will this make the headlines too? We’ll see if the ‘RFK son hospital baby story’ loses its bite in the tabloids:

“We can now inform you that as a result of the assessment made by local child protective services, no credible evidence was found to believe that the child(ren) has been abused or maltreated. Therefore, the report has been determined ‘unfounded. ”

This is how the letter from Westchester Department of Social Services reads in response to its own investigation into Douglas Kennedy’s confrontation with nurses at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco in January. Kennedy, of Chappaqua, a Fox News reporter and son of the late Robert F. Kennedy, still faces the law: a misdemeanor child-endangerment count and two violation counts of physical harassment.

4 Westchester Hospitals Graded “F” by Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports Magazine is reporting that you may not want four Westchester Hospitals to be your first choice for care. Four Westchester County hospitals receive an “F” for safety in the CR rankings, based on hospital-acquired infections, how well hospital staff communicate with patients about medications, readmissions, and discharge planning. The Westchester hospitals cited as “lowest performing” were

St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers,
St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers,
Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville
Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle.

Coming Up: What is Branding from the Advertising Club of Westchester

The Advertising Club of Westchester invites you to “What is Branding?” Veronique Gabai Pinsky, Global President of Estee Lauder will talk about the importance of branding to the marketing strategies of you and your clients March 7, 6:00 pm- 8:30 pm at Grand Prix NY in Mount Kisco. To rsvp, go to or call 914-202-3116  Grand Prix NY (which has a catering venue–as well as Go Karts if you’re bored–) is located at 333 North Bedford Road Mount Kisco, New York.  $35 members/$45 mom-members. vintage poster: thelaneteam on flickr




Westchester Weekend: More Air Traffic Outrage, Video of Kennedy Hospital Incident

The photos and video of the Air Traffic Controllers at Westchester County Airport asleep at the controls has Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand and County Exec Rob Astorino asking the FAA to investigate. And speaking of surveillance video, that of David Kennedy’s scuffle with nurses at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco was released. You can see Kennedy lift his knee and nurse go flying backwards. Kennedy, a son of Robert Kennedy, was arrested last week in connection with that incident, which took place in January.

Mount Kisco Farmers Market $5 Lunch

From Slow Food Metro North:

Every Saturday · Year Round · 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. · Indoors – Rain or Shine!  Local farmers, artisans and chefs will seasonally provide a variety of fruit, produce, meats, dairy products, and prepared food. Weekly demonstrations and activities for the whole family! Take the $5 Challenge! Enjoy a healthy meal for just $5  – created from our market’s freshest ingredients by the Red Barn Bakery.  This cuisine is “epicurean slow food with a Farmer’s Market twist”.