Msgr. Anthony Marchitelli, president of Archbishop Stepinac High School, of White Plains; actor Jon Voight, a Yonkers native; Rev. Bernie McMahon of Manhattan; and Alan Alda, formerly of Elmsford


Alan Alda and Jon Voight, Archbishop Stepinac High School alumni, attended the school’s Major Bowes Award ceremony honoring Father Bernie McMahon, who taught dramatics and literature from 1951 to 1971 and inspired many students, including Alda (class of 1952) and Voight (class of 1956). “My job was not to impose but to elicit what my students had inside of them,” Father McMahon said. “I tried to create a sense of joy. If they have that joy, they will find the real person in the character they are presenting.”

Held at the school’s White Plains campus, the four-hour celebration included a cocktail reception and a student performance of the musical Curtains. Alda, who lived in Elmsford when he attended Stepinac, performed in Stepinac Drama Club productions and co-wrote the books for two original school musicals. Voight, a native of Yonkers who won an Academy Award as best actor in Coming Home, starred in the Drama Club’s production of Song of Norway. Proceeds from the evening will be used to enhance the school’s Drama Club and towards special events and capital improvements of the Major Bowes Theater.


 At the Great Chefs 2009 evening of dining and dancing to support the wellness programs offered by Community Health at Greenwich Hospital and held at the Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich:

Restaurateur Lidia Bastianich with Kathy Carley-Spanier of Rye Brook


Modestus Lee, MD, and his wife, Lai Ming Yu, MD, of Rye


At Project Morry’s Spring Blast gala held at X2O Xaviars-on-the-Hudson in Yonkers:

Cynthia and John Rubino with Andrea Ralls, all of Cortlandt Manor, Jamie and Dave Sirkin of Somers, and Scott Ralls of Cortlandt Manor

Karen Miller of Purchase, Denise and Finbar Regan of Larchmont, and Michelle Coleman of Armonk

Amy Stein of Hartsdale with Hilary and William Cooper of West Harrison


At Support Connection, Inc.’s 12th annual gala held at Colonial Terrace in Cortlandt Manor where Lorraine Frustace of Shine Salon and Spa was honored:

Leidy Cabrera of Peekskill, Sandra Segura of White Plains, Stephanie Madonia of Hawthorne, and Marilyn Surrey of Cortlandt Manor

Lorraine Frustace of Montrose with Carole Rozanski of West Harrison

Don and Katherine Quinn of Shrub Oak with Mario Torsiello of Chappaqua


Chutney Masala chef and co-owner Navjot Arora of Dobbs Ferry prepared a six-course tasting menu of multi-regional Indian dishes as a guest chef for the James Beard Foundation at the James Beard House in Manhattan




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