Our nonprofit organizations enrich our lives and provide help and outreach for our neighbors in need. When you give this holiday season, give locally and generously. And after the holidays, reach out to one or more of these organizations and find out if they need volunteers.

American Legion Post 128

P.O. Box 128

Rye 10580

Bread of Life Food Pantry

65 Orchard Avenue

Rye 10580

Cancer Support Team

2900 Westchester Avenue

Purchase 10577

Carver Center

400 Westchester Avenue

Port Chester 10573

The Children’s Collective

46 Centre Street

Rye 10580

Committee to Save the Bird Homestead

P.O. Box 346

Rye 10580

Don Bosco Community Center

22 Don Bosco Place

Port Chester 10573


417 Ellendale Avenue

Port Chester 10573

5 Steps to Five

P. O. Box 923

Rye 10580

Friends of Crawford Park

122 N. Ridge Street

Rye Brook 10573

Friends of Marshlands

P.O. Box 237

Rye 10580

Friends of Read Wildlife Sanctuary

P.O. Box 548

Rye 10580

Friends of Rye Nature Center

873 Boston Post Road

Rye 10580

Friends of Rye Town Park

P.O. Box 345

Rye 10580

Friends of RyeTV

P. O. Box 796

Rye 10580

Habitat for Humanity of Westchester

659 Main Street

New Rochelle 10801

Helping Hands for the Homeless and Hungry

P.O. Box 982

Rye 10580

Hospice & Palliative

Care of Westchester

1025 Westchester Ave., Suite 200

White Plains 10604

Humane Society of Westchester

70 Portman Road

New Rochelle 10801

Jay Heritage Center

210 Boston Post Road

Rye 10580

Kids’ S.P.A.C.E

21 Locust Avenue

Rye 10580

Leaders of Tomorrow

C/o Rye Recreation

281 Midland Avenue

Rye 10580

League of Women Voters

P.O. Box 194

Rye 10580


P. O. Box 555

Rye 10580

Open Door Family Medical Center

5 Grace Church Street

Port Chester 10573

The Osborn

101 Theall Road

Rye 10580

Rye Arts Center

51 Milton Road

Rye 10580

Rye Association for the Handicapped

P.O. Box 16

Rye 10580

Rye City Lions Club

P.O. Box 633

Rye 10580

Rye Free Reading Room

1061 Boston Post Road

Rye 10580

Rye Historical Society

1 Purchase Street

Rye 10580

Rye Police Association

P.O. Box 246

Rye 10580

Rye Recreation

281 Midland Avenue

Rye 10580

Rye Rotary Club

P.O. Box 404

Rye 10580

Rye Volunteer Firefighters

15 Locust Avenue

Rye 10580


21 Locust Avenue

Rye 10580

Rye Youth Council

21 Locust Avenue

Rye 10580

Soul Ryeders

1091 Boston Post Road

Rye 10580


55 S. Main Street

Port Chester 10573

St. Peter’s Interfaith Soup Kitchen

19 Smith Street

Port Chester 10573

St. Vincent’s Hospital

275 North Street

Harrison 10528

Wainwright House

260 Stuyvesant Avenue

Rye 10580

Westchester Children’s Museum

100 Playland Parkway

Rye 10580

Woman’s Club/Children’s Philanthropy

C/o Andrea Vassos

31 Thorne Place

Rye 10580

Woman’s Club of Rye

P.O. Box 106

Rye 10580


The Rye Women’s Interfaith Committee has organized a topical and timely program entitled “Women Under Threat — Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking” for its annual conference, Sunday, January 21 at 3 at Rye Presbyterian Church.

Kym McNair of My Sister's Place, a domestic violence agency in Westchester County, will lead the presentation. 

Admission is $15. Refreshments will be served. The snow date is January 28.


For close to 30 years, when an area athlete has needed footwear and apparel, they’ve headed to Sportech in the Rye Ridge Shopping Center. Recognizing that more and more tennis players have added a fitness focus to their sports schedule, Mel Siegel and his co-owners, without a lot of fanfare, set up a satellite shop at Rye Racquet Club this fall.

Taking over what was an underutilized pro lounge, they’ve created a brightly lit and power-packed small pro shop. They stock a range of racquets, from Yonex to Volkl (a German-engineered product that offers power with a lot of control and has a vibration dampener built in), and head racquet technician Marc Kessler strings with the best of them. They also carry a large selection of footwear, and judging from the number of players on Rye Racquet’s successful USTA women’s teams and the growing number of kids in their afterschool programs, Sportech is filling an important need.

With warm-up suits and tennis whites going the way of the Nehru jacket and more racquets players wearing workout tights, you’ll find lots of colorful clothing at the shop.

You’ll also find rollers to massage aching muscles, paddle tennis basics, socks galore, and fun accessories.

Looking around the shop, Siegel beamed when he said, “We hadn’t done a shop like this in 30 years and it’s pretty exciting.” He added, “It’s worth noting that this is not the first time we’ve worked with Kit Byron (Rye Racquet owner). When he was the head pro at Coveleigh Club, we ran the pro shop.”

— Robin Jovanovich

Mel Siegel and Marc Kessler in Sportech’s new shop at Rye Racquet


The Board of Trustees of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust announced the appointment of <<Susan V. Watson>> to the Board of the Fund last month.

Mario Gabelli, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, said, “We look forward to Susan sharing her perspective and providing her insight and knowledge.”

Ms. Watson brings an extensive career in investment relations with such firms as MCI, Interpublic Group, PepsiCo, Nielsen Media Research, Gannett, and Metromedia. Most recently, she served on the Board of Directors Practice at Spencer Stuart.

She began her career as an analyst with Scudder Stevens & Clark and was subsequently a Senior Media Analyst at EF Hutton and Morgan Stanley. She has been a Chartered Financial Analyst since 1980.

Ms. Watson holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Southern California and an M.A. in Education from the City College of New York.


Rye merchants, business owners, and leaders of organizations closed up shop a little early December 7 and headed to Morgans where they raised a glass to the holidays and another year well spent.

  • Photos by Annette McLoughlin and Tom McDermott

Making Morgans bright

Sula Perlman, Hemna Schlueter 

Tracy Kay, Rob Rogers, Jen Howard, Rex Gedney, and Susie McNamee

Claudia Baker, Dr. Stephanie Lord, and Rob Woodrow

Meg Rodriguez and Lisa McKiernan 




Throughout the year, Helping Hands for the Homeless & Hungry volunteers perform miracles. They serve up Dinners at Noon, organize Mission Backpack (this year they filled 2,500 for the neediest students), and assemble and deliver packages of toiletries (Project Refresh) and undergarments (Undie Fundie). They’ve been doing good things with ease and a smile for nearly 30 years.

On December 10, dozens of supportive guests brought boxes of diapers, as requested, to the organization’s warm and wonderful holiday party at Wainwright, and everyone went home with the glow of giving.

— Photos by Steve Meyers and Robin Jovanovich

Co-chairs Susan Salice and Brigitte Sarnoff

Assemblyman Steve Otis and his wife Martha

Helping Hands members in front of the tree

Guests enjoying the Helping Hands story.