350th Anniversary Celebration Committtee

Eastchester 350th Anniversary Celebration Committee

Steering Committee

Co-Chairs Linda Doherty-Laird and Robert M. Riggs and Members Patty Dohrenwend, Joseph Dooley, Michael Fix, Annmarie Flannery, Richard Forliano, Sheila Marcotte, Eloise L. Morgan, Leslie Vaccaro, Nancy Vittorini, Robert Wein, Philip White.

Deborah Gemborowski, CPA – Treasurer

First formed in 2012, the Steering Committee has served as the Board of Directors for Eastchester 350th Anniversary, Inc. a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

dividerSub-Committees and Volunteers

The sub-committee memberships are listed below, following the chronology of the programs.

Lower left, Jane Ziegelman, author of 97 Orchard, is joined (counter clockwise) by library directors Swadesh Pachnanda (Tuckahoe), Tracy Wright (Eastchester), Gabriella Radujko (Bronxville) and program chair Patty Dohrenwend.
Committee for One Town/One Book Reading Program:

Patty Dohrenwend, Chair
Ellen de Saint-Phalle, Community Liaison, Concordia College
Gabriella Radujko, Director, Bronxville Public Library
Swadesh Pachnanda, Director, Tuckahoe Public Library
Tracy Wright, Director, Eastchester Public Library
Womrath’s Book Shop


Patty Dohrenwend and Jennifer Frost working on the website
Patty Dohrenwend and Jennifer Frost working on the website

Web-site Committee

Jennifer Frost, web-designer
Kevin Elbert, Graphic Art design
Patricia Dohrenwend
Richard Forliano
Michael and Linda Laird
Donato Vaccaro


K-12 Education Program Committee

Richard Forliano, Chair
Robert Wein
Carl Albano
Jack Bierwirth
Karelle Campbell
Chris Doyle
Judy Fix
Ron Hattar
Adele Veccarelli

Dozens of teachers, school administrators and parents volunteered countless hours in bringing this program to fruition. Pictured is Town Historian Richard Forliano (middle), surrounded by a few of the educators from the various public and parochial schools and members of the parents’ volunteer group.divider

Out of the Wilderness The Emergence of Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville 1664-2014 Committee

Regina Baio
Harry Dunkak
Joseph Esposito
Richard Forliano
Edna Gabler
Clare Gorman
Lissa Halen
Marilynn Hill
Dorothy Hong
Claudia Keenan
Bob Lawler
Janet Lentz
Andy Micek
Steve Miller
Eloise L. Morgan
David Osborn
James Pecchoni
George Pietarinen
Adele Vecciarelli
Jeff Zuckerman


Legacies and Landmarks Exhibition Committee

42. Samuel Fee Building, built 1883
Samuel Fee Building, built 1863

Tom Andruss, Michael Fix, Robert Riggs, Marilynn Hill, Micki Kennedy, Larry Lee, Lisa Sorensen, Jayne Warman


Marketing: Don Blauweiss, Diane Dudzinski and Nancy Vittorini

272 x 272 BOOK BUG version3envelope logo


Banner Committee

Eastchester Beautification Foundation members Judy Blau and Maura McMahonBanner
Eastchester Supervisor Anthony Colavita
Linda Doherty Laird, 350th Celebration Co-Chair
Eastchester Superintendent of Highways, Hector DiLeo
Rocco Circosta, Bronxville Department of Public Works
Frank DiMarco, Tuckahoe Department of Public Works


Gala and Community Festival “Events” Committee

Joseph Dooley
Margaret Colavita
Patricia George
Jay Maxwell
Peter McCartt
George Papademetriou
Johnny Rocks
Elizabeth Schaefer
Dave Stevenson
Jacqueline Vazquez



Trolley Tour Committee
Sheila Marcotte, Chair
Richard Forliano
Anne Marie Flannery
Philip White


Community Festival!

Press Release: December 5, 2014
Eastchester’s 350th Anniversary History Book Has Arrived!
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