Readers’ Letters to Westchester Magazine’s Editors

Some notes and notifications from County readers

From NYC, with Love

After being invited to a great dance concert in Mamaroneck, I felt I should express my appreciation as an NYC resident of what’s available in Westchester. What a pleasure!

It was the year-end performance of the Ballet des Amériques held on June 9 at the Emelin Theatre. In the first half of the program, the young pupils of the school performed a lively rendition of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf

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The other half of the program was dedicated to the professional dancers of the company performing short works choreographed to music ranging from Bach to Schubert and to composers of our time. But the choreography, all of it created by Ms. Alexis, went far beyond what a layman might expect as the dainty ruffling of tutus when thinking of ballet. It involved the audience in the topic at hand with energy and powerful expression of emotions, and that’s what made it so thrilling.

Robert Ferber, Jackson Heights, NY

Wining and Dining

I can’t tell you how great [Wine & Food Weekend] was. Thank you for all you do with keeping this industry alive and well. I certainly will be bringing more of my friends next year. The five-and-a half-hour drive to Westchester was more than worth it.

Kevin Zraly is great! Sometimes I have to sit through lengthy seminars and I can say without a doubt he is a great resource.

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This made my 44th birthday a memorable one!

Matt Clark, Sales Representative
SWS of Upstate NY, via email


Revolutionary War

You can learn a lot about history by reading “Westchester County in the Revolutionary War” [July 2013].  The article is worthy of any high school or college history class covering the Revolutionary War.

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Larry Penner, Great Neck, NY


Not So Natural Ice Cream 

I take issue with your reporting on ice creams [July 2013]. I do not consider and never buy any ice cream with corn syrups, stabilizers, or thickeners.

Hershey’s, Gifford’s Ice Cream, Longford’s Own-Made Ice Cream, and SoCo Creamery all have these listed as ingredients. It would really be nice if in a future article you took the time to identify those that contain these additives and those that do not.

Roberta Galant, via email


From Twitter 

Thank you to the readers of @Westchester Mag for naming our Larchmont shop among the #BestofWestchester in 2013!
Pink on Palmer, @PinkLarchmont

Wow! Thank you everyone and thank you @WestchesterMag; we are humbled. Congrats to all the winners! #bestof westchester
Savona Scarsdale, @SavonaScarsdale

Excited to be chosen as the Readers’ Choice for Best Lounge for @WestchesterMag’s BOW can’t wait for the @BOW_Party! 
Village Social, @VillageSocial

Thank you @WestchesterMag readers for naming the JBFC “Best Movie House” in the 2013 Best of #Westchester 
Burns Film Center, @jbfc_ny 

From Facebook

We asked: What do you think Westchester schools—or any schools, for that matter—need more of/less of to improve their students’ learning experiences?

Top Answer: 
Hilary Glick Archigian
For elementary schools—more arts and music, including school plays.

Our Best of Westchester Party is July 24!

Our Westchester Home Design Awards event is June 26!

Our Wine & Food Festival returns June 4-9!

Our Wunderkinds event takes place on May 23!

Our Best of Business Ballot is open through May 15!

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

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