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Tennis Elbow Grease

More than 80 supporters of Open Door Family Medical Centers attended Ace of an Evening: A Night of Tennis and Poker fundraiser at Club Fit in Briarcliff Manor. Guests tested their limits in a round-robin tennis tournament and anted-up at Texas hold’em poker before a gourmet buffet dinner. Raffle prizes and a live auction raised more than $16,000 for Open Door, which provides vital healthcare services for the under-and-uninsured in Westchester. The event was chaired by Laura Mogil of Briarcliff Manor.

PHOTOS: Lynda Shenkman Curtis

Elisa Brickell, Jane Molner, and Nurit Prager, all of Briarcliff Manor with Janine Durr of Chappaqua
Joan Simon and Emily Bloom, both of Chappaqua
Laura Mogil of Briarcliff Manor with Lindsay Farrell and Desta Lakew, both of Ossining
Jane Molner of Briarcliff Manor with Gigi Gardon of Mount Kisco


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At the opening party of Sienna at Cabo in White Plains:

Nick Fusco and Suzy DeMeo, both of White Plains
Carolyn Revelli Karp of Scarsdale, Jordan Fiddle of New Rochelle, and Greg Massimi of White Plains


Alan Reingold of Mount Kisco, Daniele Churchill of Bedford, and Janet T. Langsam of Armonk at the opening of “Presidential Portraits: Works by Alan Reingold” at ArtsWestchester’s Arts Exchange in White Plains



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 At Pet Rescue’s Wish Upon a Star fundraiser held at the VIP Club in New Rochelle:

PHOTOS: Geoffrey Tischman

Marshall Matos of New Rochelle, TV/radio sports personality and gala auctioneer Christopher Carlin, and Judy Matos of New Rochelle
Richard and JoAnne Novak of Pelham
Linda Merritt of Mamaroneck and Taylor Heanue of Somers



Speaking Publicly at the Burns

There weren’t any empty seats when public speaker and author Fran Lebowitz came to the Jacob Burns Film Center for a screening of the fun and funny documentary Martin Scorsese created about her, entitled Public Speaking. There was, however, lots and lots of laughter. Scorsese is a friend of the very outspoken Lebowitz, as is Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter, whose idea this documentary was. Asked what she thought of the film, Lebowitz quipped, “I think Marty’s filmmaking is coming along.”

Westchester Magazine Editor-in-Chief Esther Davidowitz and author Fran Lebowitz


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Pet Reading a Howling Success

Taking its cue from the March 2011 edition of Westchester Magazine featuring a section devoted to pets, the Marmaduke Writing Factory went to the dogs—and cats and bunnies and ducks—on March 29 with Pet Tales: A Public Reading About Pets. The event was held at the Factory’s historic Forster House in Pleasantville. Authors Ben Cheever, Kate Buford, Marilyn Johnson, and others, along with special guest Laurie Yarnell, features editor of Westchester Magazine, read their pet essays, which had appeared in the magazine. About 40 two-legged humans—and six dogs—attended the free event.

PHOTOS: Jerome Levine

Ben Cheever of Pleasantville
Westchester Magazine Features Editor Laurie Yarnell of Rye


At the Food Bank for Westchester’s 15th annual Valentine’s Day gourmet dinner at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown:

David Swope of Ossining, Caroline Hay of Tarrytown, and Christina and Robert Weisz of Greenwich, Connecticut
Bruce Sabath of Katonah, Amy and Charles Day of Goldens Bridge, and Spencer Barback of White Plains
Juliet Day of Goldens Bridge and Olivia Cao of Ardsley


Westchester County DA Janet DiFiore of Bronxville, Karen Cheeks-Lomax of Mount Vernon, Kevin Arquit of Harrison, and Silda Wall Spitzer of Manhattan at My Sister’s Place’s spring benefit held at the Ritz Carlton, Westchester in White Plains



Jeff Fisher, former coach of the Tennessee Titans, with Reader’s Digest Media President Dan Lagani of Mamaroneck at a Reader’s Digest team building meeting at the company’s new White Plains office



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