Today’s Snapshot

This photo was taken at the Rye Playland Read Wildlife Sanctuary. In 1944 the 1st Marine Division fought Japan at Cape Gloucester.

1000 Paper Cranes for Japan

The classrooms  at Central School in Larchmont were buzzing this month with activity that wasn’t easy to master: the art of making origami paper cranes.  Together with their parents and teachers, Central’s students dedicated their time to lend a hand to the people of Japan affected by the recent tsunami and earthquake. 

Inspired by the Japanese tradition of making paper cranes to promote good wishes, the students at Central got to work.  With the help of school’s librarian, Anne Corsetti, and a great number of teachers and volunteers, Central’s kids kept on folding, trying to reach the goal of making a thousand cranes.  They folded during library time, sometimes during lunch and recess, at home and on the playground.  They just wanted to get to a thousand.

Salon Raises Money for Japan

Gjoko’s in Larchmont raised over $9000 for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan on Sunday. Says Gjoko Shkreli, owner of the salon and spa on Myrtle Boulevard, “We were open on Sunday from 10 a.m. until 10p.m. providing all hair and spa services at our regular prices; makeup- $50 and 30-minute photo shoot for $50. Over 20 employees donated their time and talents to work that day and help raise funds for the Japan victims of the Earthquake and Tsunami. Alex Selimaj, a professional photographer from NYC dontated his time as well and came to take professional pictures of clients who got their hair and makeup done, for an additional $50. “It felt so wonderful to open our hearts and doors to lend a helping hand.