A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Larchmont Avenue Church (LAC) is celebrating its Centennial with a series of events to be held throughout the upcoming year. This SUNDAY is the kick-off! Join members of the Church for a block party with music and food to celebrate this major milestone. The fun begins at 11 a.m. In conjunction with the Centennial, LAC is seeking volunteers to be part of a community service project called “Raise Your Hand.” The goal of the project is to donate 2014 community service hours to needy organizations. For more information visit the LAC website.
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MYDROPOFF Have you ever arrived at the drycleaners too late to drop off or pick up your clothes? Well Larchmont, the future of dry cleaning has arrived, and it’s going to be on your schedule. MyDropOff recently opened its doors at 1967 Palmer Avenue (formerly Shenier located near the movie theater), and Larchmonters are already taking advantage of this unique 24/7 service. Here’s how it works. Customers create an account on the MyDropOff website and then bring their clothes to the Larchmont location at any time of day. A swipe of your credit card gains you access into an elegant wood paneled locker room area. Select a locker, put in your clothes, create a combination lock, text the locker number to MyDropOff, and voilà! Your clothes are ready for pick up. MyDropOff is the brainchild of Donald Utschig (seen in photo) and his partner Sherif Goma. Thirty-three year old Donald has been working in construction since his teenage years. He now owns his own company with 30 employees. Along the way, he and Sherif bought a few laundromats. They wanted to get better utilization of their laundromats, and after some research, discovered a software program that would allow for the establishment of a 24/7 dry cleaning & laundry service that is streamlined and fully trackable. Similar services have already launched in major cities like New York, London and Toronto. With two locations already established (Scarsdale and Larchmont) and a third on the way (Pleasantville), Donald and Sherif have big plans to expand their business throughout Westchester including in condo and co-op buildings. In terms of the process, they’ve thought of everything. When you register for an account, you can set your preferences (no starch, folded, hangers, etc) and mention any special requests (i.e. remove the lipstick stain from collar). Every piece of clothing they receive is given a micro tag, which can be scanned and identified. No more lost dry cleaning! In addition, an image is taken of each item and placed in the “My Closet” feature of your account. This way you can keep track of your dry cleaning and view a history of how many times it’s been cleaned. And the best part of course, is that you can drop off and pick up your clothes whenever you want in a secure and safe environment. One Larchmonter recently took advantage of this convenience and dropped off their clothes after midnight! Perfect for you night owls trying to get things done. If you are interested in learning more about this service, visit the MyDropOff website.
WALKERS NEEDED Team Larchmont, led by Larchmonter Bonnie Weinbach, will once again be walking in the upcoming Westchester FARE Walk for Food Allergy. They would love other Larchmonters to join them! The walk is being held in New Rochelle on September 28th. While the event raises money for food allergy research and education, it also serves as a fun family day with bouncy castles, sports, face painting, arts and crafts, giveaways from sponsors, and a lot more. Registration is FREE and any walker who raises $100 or more gets a t-shirt. If you are interested in being part of Team Larchmont, click here. Questions? Contact please contact Julie Forrest at email@example.com.
GET IN SHAPE Are your brows a little unruly? Rachel can fix that. She’ll be shaping brows TODAY (MONDAY) and TOMORROW (TUESDAY) at Pink on Palmer. Call 914- 833 -8955 for an appointment.
SHOP & JOIN The Golden Shoestring, operated by the Junior League of Westchester on the Sound (JLWOS), is now open after taking a summer hiatus. Stop in to see all the latest fall merchandise at the Larchmont Avenue store. Interested in joining JLWOS? An informational session is being held TOMORROW (TUESDAY), 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club. Members will be on hand to talk about JLWOS’s upcoming community projects and answer any questions from those interested in joining.
PAIN FREE Dr. Kurt Waples from Larchmont Wellness is the guest speaker for this WEDNESDAY’s At Home on the Sound (AHOS) meeting. In his talk, Dr. Waples, a chiropractor and kinesiologist, will cover a range of health topics from flexibility to strength and balance to nutrition. Join AHOS at 3:30 p.m. for refreshments at the Sts. John & Paul Church's Parrish Room. Dr. Waples’ presentation will begin at 4 p.m.
NETWORK Larchmont and Mamaroneck professionals are gathering on FRIDAY at 7:30 a.m. for their monthly Linkedin meeting at the Nautilus Diner. The Larchmont/Mamaroneck Linkedin Professionals group was started by Brad Garfield during the recession in 2009. The group now boasts 715 members. If you are interested in joining the group, send Brad an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LUNCH This FRIDAY the Rotary Club of Larchmont hosts a local business leader at their weekly luncheon. Nancy Silberkleit, the Co-CEO of Archie Comic Publications will share upcoming plans for her Mamaroneck-based company. The Rotary Club meets every FRIDAY, 12:15 p.m. at the Larchmont Yacht Club. Please RSVP to Stephen Bartell at email@example.com.
YOM KIPPUR The High Holy Day of Yom Kipper begins at sundown on FRIDAY. Services are being held at Larchmont Temple and Hampshire Country Club, which is hosted by the Chabad of Larchmont and Mamaroneck. For those observing, have an easy fast.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY on FRIDAY to Barbara Robinson from Larchmont Laser Medical Spa
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