Annual Summer Barbecue - July 8th 

 Wednesday, July 8th, from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Our Second-Most Popular Event Of The Year!!!! 

We will supply the juicy burgers, delicious hot dogs, and snacks. 

We do ask that Chamber Members please BYOB or BYOW or BYO another beverage to share! 

The event is free for Chamber Members and immediate family. All others will be charged a $15 entry fee. 

Remembering Bernadette Mallon 

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our friend and Chamber member Bernadette Mallon, of Hair and Makeup by Bernadette, on June 21st. She was 48. 

Bernadette was a wonderful person and a fantastic mother. She was always quick to volunteer to help out with our fundraisers and was a tremendous supporter of many of our community events through the years. We, the Chamber, are heartbroken for her family for their loss, and wish to offer our sincerest condolences. 

Her sister-in-law Maura Tully-Lebron writes:

"On June 21st Bernadette Mallon my sister-in-law fought her final battle with Ovarian Cancer with her family by her side. She fought bravely for 6 years right till the end. She is survived by her five kids Robert, Caili Rose, Liam, Sean, Aedan and husband Christopher Mallon."

"Bernie was one of the most loving, courageous women I know. Through this battle she exemplified how life should be lived. Living and loving each moment to the fullest. Even while having a terminal disease she never complained or looked for sympathy. She stayed independent and looked for little help in her struggles; always keep others in mind looking to remove any burdens of worry or sorrow for her. She said it is what it is and moved on with life. She made it to every party, family function, took vacations, fought and loved hard with her sisters, kids, parents and husband right till the end. Bernie taught all of us how the moments of life with family and friends, the good and bad, how precious this life is. Those moments of life are what makes life worth living. Bernie is an inspiration to us all.
Please join us in celebrating her life."

"Visitation will be held on at the Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial, 139 Stage Road, Monroe, NY, Wednesday, June 24, 6pm – 8pm and Thursday, June 25, 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pm."

"Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 26 11 am Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church, 5 Tobin Way, Tuxedo Park, NY."

"In Lieu of flowers, please donate to assist the family with medical expenses."

"We love you Bernie... RIP."

Membership Renewals Due April 1st  

Members and Potential Members:

The Membership enrollment deadline for 2014 is April 1st.
You must pay your 2014 Membership dues to be in good standing for the year.
Please remit dues of $75 to PO Box 514 in Tuxedo NY 10987-0514.

Or, pay online at:

The Chamber Welcomes Jeffrey Steeholm 

Small, Architect LLC 

We'd like to extend a warm welcome to Jeffrey Small of Jeffrey Steeholm Small, Architect LLC. Jeff lives in Cornwall but has worked in Tuxedo, Westchester, Greenwich, and New York City. 

We're very excited to have Jeff as a member! Visit him at

Fitchick Fitness Featured in Natural Awakenings Magazine
One of our newest members, and host of our February meeting, Randi Colton of Fitchick Fitness, was recently featured in Natural Awakenings Magazine. The publication focuses on local health issues. 

We are very excited to welcome Randi to the Chamber. If you'd like to read more, please take a look at the article here

“All people have the ability to discover the root cause of problems they face,” she says. “They just need some guidance and gentle coaching to put those forces to work.” For Colton, those forces lead her clients to develop an instinctual sense of accountability when it comes to their lifestyle choices.

And please come and meet Randi and the rest of the Chamber on February 20th during our next meeting.


In Memoriam: Linda Leghorn

With deep regrets we are saddened about the news that Linda Leghorn, a great friend to Tuxedo, our community, and many residents, passed on January 26th, 2014. 

Linda was an integral part of the soul of Tuxedo, and was a dear friend to many of us in the business community. Her story is one of courage and inspiration, as she valiantly fought Stage III lung cancer from September, 2009, until today. Linda was the driving force behind Rand RealtyGuardian Realtors and Sam's Lawn Service, both of which are extremely important members of our Chamber. 

In my memory are the heroic efforts of Sam, who, on Linda's diagnosis, brought in truckload after truckload of sand to their backyard. The Leghorns hosted two Chamber meetings in 2011 and 2012 - more accurately, "Luau's" - which were the highlights of our year. 

"I couldn't make it to the beach, so he brought the beach to me," Linda told the Photo News in 2012

Words cannot describe our regret as we say goodbye to a wonderful human being & a great member of our small but vibrant community. 

Our deepest condolences go to her faithful husband, Sam, her children, Robert and Richard, her grandson, Jackson Blake, her stepfather, Jack Connelly, and everyone in Linda's life who she touched. 

With great respect,

William Sweet 
Tuxedo Chamber of Commerce 

Adria Gross of Medwise Advocacy Honored as "Woman of Achievement" by WCBS 

We are very excited to announce that one of our members - Adria Gross of Medwise - was recognized for her influence, leadership, and dedication to the community by WCBS News Radio 880 at their Annual Awards Event on December 11th. 
Adria is one of our most active members and has been extremely supportive of the Chamber, our events, and advocating for her clients. This award reflects great credit upon her not only as a very successful businesswoman, but also her genuine efforts to help those around her and her community. 

You can listen to Adria's on-air interview and read more about the award here, or on Adria's website at
We wish to congratulate Adria for her fantastic achievements and are thrilled to have her as a member of our Chamber. 

William Sweet 
Tuxedo Chamber of Commerce 

New Website Postponed 

Our plans for our new website have been postponed, unfortunately.

We still have a preview up for review here:

Please let us know if there is any inaccurate information there about you or your business so we can correct it.

Thank you as always for your support and your patience.


Saturday Enrichement Classes at Tuxedo Park School This Weekend  

Saturdays beginning February 23rd
Tuxedo Park School
10 Mountain Farm Road
Tuxedo Park, NY
Jackie Levine

We are pleased to be continuing our Saturday Enrichment Courses for TPS families and the extended community. The next session runs from February 23 to March 26 and we have a variety of fun, instructive courses on Saturday mornings from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon for children and adults. 

The cost is $30 per class, $50 for two classes per day and $60 for three classes per day, with classes taught by TPS faculty and local professionals. For children and adults, courses include Chinese, Spanish, App Creation, Guitar and Yoga; for children there is also a "PreK Arts and Play" class. 

The course descriptions are listed here

The Business Office will bill the accounts of TPS students. Non-TPS students pay in full by check prior to the start of classes. Please note that classes require a minimum of six participants each Saturday to be held; space is limited in some courses and enrollment is based on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To Register, download the attached form.

Two Tuxedo High School Graduates Earn Deans List Honors at RPI 

Greenwood Lake residents Andrew Ehlers and Sara Neyman have been going to school together for a very long time.  

As classmates since kindergarten, they graduated from middle school with honors and distinguished themselves as the valedictorian and salutatorian of the class of 2012 from George F. Baker High School in Tuxedo.  

Upon graduation  Andrew and Sara received academic scholarships to, and are attending  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and are continuing to earn top honors.  

Andrew, a major in Materials Science Engineering, and Sara, presently enrolled in RPI’s five year architecture program were recently named to RPI’s Dean’s List for the fall semester.

Denis Petrilak
George F. Baker High School 

Chamber Member Awarded For Excellence in Photography

Congrats to Chamber member (and trustee) Diane Bollen of Dragonfly Studios for receiving the degree of Photographic Craftsman at Imaging USA in Atlanta!

2012 Holiday Mixer on December 6th 

Save $5 and Buy Your Ticket Soon

Our annual holiday mixer is a GO for Thursday, December 6th!!!

We are now accepting early bird ticket sales AT A SPECIAL PRICE - $5 less than the door price if you RSVP and pay prior to December 3rd!!! 

For more, please visit the Mixer Page

Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser at the Tuxedo Junction Inn

Saturday, November 17th 9:30 PM - Close
Tuxedo Junction Inn
209 Route 17
Tuxedo NY 10987

The Tuxedo Junction Inn continues its outstanding commitment to the community by donating 20% of every check on Saturday, November 17th, to Hurricane Sandy victims. Additionally, the Junction will ask for a $5 door charge that will go directly to the fundraiser, along with $1 for every drink purchased that evening.

The Chamber wishes to recognize the Junction for their generosity and we are proud to support their event. Let’s make it a good one!

Click here for the event flyer.

Please click here for more information about the Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser underway.

Tuxedo Family Fun Day

Saturday, October 13th 11 AM - 4 PM
Murphy Field
Scott Mine Road
Tuxedo Park NY 10987

Family Fun Day is one of the most popular events in Tuxedo! Attendance has grown significantly in the past few years, and we hope that this year's event will encompass the entire town!

There will be a Chili Cook Off! A Mechanical Bull Ride! A Caricature Artist! And much more.

The event is growing right now - please see this letter if you're interested in sponsoring or participating.

There really is no better event in Tuxedo to get your business out there and in front of a large amount of people all at once.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Shari Brooks ( or me ( and we'll be happy to help!

Right after the event, don't forget to stop by The Junction for a bite to eat and to support a special fundraising event for the Farmers Market!

Tuxedo Family Fun Day Event Schedule

(Printable Flyer Here)

11:00 – 11:30         Pawlooza  ~  Compete your pup in 3 easy dog activities

11:30 – 11:45         Kids Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest   Sponsored by Take A Break

11:0o – 1:00            Pony Rides Sponsored by Eagle Valley Fire Company

11:00 – 2:00            Chili Cook-off  Sponsored by H2M engineers

                                                At 2:00pm $5 gets you a taste of each contestants Chili and a vote for your favorite.

11:00 – 3:00            Caricature Artist   Sponsored by Chamber of Commerce

1:30 – 1:45                  Kids Apple Pie Eating Contest   Sponsored by Take A Break

All Day Events 11:00- 4:00

Live Music sponsored by the Tuxedo Club

Emergency Vehicles

11:00 – 4:00            Mechanical Bull Ride   Partial sponsorship from The Silver Dollars & Valero

                                                 2 Rides for $5  first 20 riders gets a free T-Shirt

11:00 – 4:00            Trackless Train Ride  $1 rides   Sponsored by Tuxedo Recreation Dept.

11:00 – 4:00             Pitch Burst  Sponsored by Orange & Rockland

                                                $1 gets you 3 tries to burst a water balloon over someone’s head

12:00 Police Chief Welsh   12:30 The Tax Collector - Greg Stevens   1:00 Town Supervisor, Peter Dolan

11:00 – 4:00            Bounce Houses   Partially sponsored by SOS Fuels & Tom Salierno

11:00 – 4:00            Pumpkin Painting   Sponsored by American Legion & Eagle Valley Ladies Aux.

11:00 – 4:00               Little League Sign Up, Library Table, Face Painting by the PTO

11:00 – 4:00            Bake Sale, Hamburger & Hot dogs, Sausage & Peppers, Butterfly Potatoes

Farmers Market Fundraiser at The Tuxedo Junction Inn

Saturday, October 13th
Tuxedo Junction Inn
209 Route 17
Tuxedo NY 10987

Please come support the Farmers Market by attending our fundraiser at the Junction Inn (located at 209 Rt 17, Tuxedo, NY).  The Chef will create a “Market Menu” for that evening highlighting products from our vendors, proceeds from those items will be donated to the market.  

Your favorite local band, “The Petty Project,” will be performing starting at 8pm and will play until the night is through! Price of admission is Only $10 at the door and proceeds go to support the market.

Click here to download our flyer!

Opening Weekend for Our Newest Business!

BackHome Antiques
215 Route 17
Tuxedo NY 10987

Shop Hours:
Thursday-Friday: 11 AM - 7 PM
Saturday-Sunday: 10 AM - 7 PM 

BackHome Antiques is Tuxedo's newest store - a new take on unique antiques right here in town! The owners have completely renovated the store and revitalized it from top to bottom - and it is BEAUTIFUL! Please visit our friends at to see a video tour of the new store

It features mid-century modern, antiques, artwork, lighting, custom jewelry, and pottery. BackHome's mantra is to price their items reasonably - they run a store, not a museum - and it is an excellent place to relax, browse, have something to drink, and have fun! 

We are thrilled to welcome Darrell and Stephen to the Tuxedo business community! We were honored to participate in their Grand Opening on September 27th. 

Please visit BackHome Antiques today and soak in this one-of-a-kind experience! 

Sterling Forest VFC 2 Pig Roast & Clam Bake

Sterling Forest Volunteer Fire Company #2
Saturday, September 29th, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
1664 Long Meadow Road
Tuxedo NY 10987

Visit with neighbors and support your community at the famous Pig Roast & Clam Bake!

$35 per person, with kids under 12 for free.

For tickets, please call 351-5768, 351-2534, or 753-2859.

Chamber Membership Meeting

Wednesday, September 12th, 6:00 PM
RTC Institute at New York International University
371 Route 17A
Tuxedo NY 10987

We are thrilled to welcome one of our newest members - the RTC Institute at New York International University just off Route 17A - who have graciously volunteered to host this month's Chamber of Commerce meeting!

Please join us Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM at their new facillity. In addition to finding out about RTC and NYUI, we will be making final plans for the Charity Golf Outing.

Please note that this meeting is the DEADLINE for any promotional material for the Tuxedo Chamber Charity Golf Outing to take place on the following day. Please note that this is a privilege open only to Chamber members.

7th Annual Charity Golf Outing

Tuxedo Chamber Golf Outing
Thursday, September 13th
Tuxedo Club Golf House
42 Stewart Terrace
Tuxedo Park NY 10987

Our annual charity golf outing is a GO for Thursday, September 13th!!!

We are now accepting registration for golfers, guests, and sponsors. The deadline for registration is Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Why should you consider participating in the Tuxedo Chamber Charity outing? 

  • We're going to raise some money for charities that benefit Tuxedo 
  • Great opportunity to network and promote your business with leaders in Tuxedo 
  • Exclusive opportunity to play the Tuxedo Club's historic and challenging course (not open to the public)
  • There's an open bar before dinner 
  • Oh, and there's dinner too 
  • Did I mention that IT'S AWESOME 

For more information, please visit our Golf page here.

Sixth Annual Bowl for Justin 

Bowl for Justin
Saturday, April 21st, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hi-Tor Lanes
40 South Route 9W
West Haverstraw NY 10993

Kevan Ottochian

Each year, Kevan Ottochian and other St. Thomas Aquinas College alumni gather to celebrate the life of Justin Garcia. Corporal Garcia is a true American hero who made the ultimate sacrifice in November of 2006 while serving in the United States Army near Baghdad. 

The bowling event is held this year on Saturday, April 21st, at 2:00 PM at Hi-Tor Lanes in West Haverstraw. To find out how to donate or participate, please click this link

Justin Rivero Garcia did not have an easy life growing up in New York City. At the age of 12, he lost his parents. His grandfather raised him in the Elmhurst section – one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in New York City.

Garcia graduated from St. Agnes Boy’s High School in Manhattan, where he played on the “Stags” soccer team. After graduation, Justin enrolled in St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkil, NY. He played soccer for the “Spartans” while earning a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

Moved by the Sept. 11 attacks, Garcia joined the military after graduation. On 1 July 2005, Justin married Michelle Narcisco in the Church of St. Paul in Congers, NY. Less than a year later, he deployed to Iraq with the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. The unit embarked for a yearlong deployment. So, Justin and Michelle were destined to spend their first anniversary apart.

While in Iraq, Justin Garcia always found a way to phone or write to remain in touch. He was ecstatic on Father’s Day when he learned his wife, Michelle, was expecting their first child. Remembering his own upbringing, Justin intended to ensure that his child would grow up with his father to guide him.

Army Specialist Justin Rivero Garcia was riding in a Humvee during combat operations in Baghdad on Tuesday, 4 November 2006. Insurgents detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) alongside his vehicle. Garcia and an Army officer both perished in the explosion. Justin would not live to return home to guide his unborn son.

“I actually last spoke with him on Monday,” Michelle Garcia said. “He was excited about coming home in February (on leave) and couldn’t wait to see me and his family and meet his son.” “He had a rough life” and was determined that his own children would have a different life, she said.

Michelle Garcia said her husband “was so proud of what he was doing. The people from Fort Lewis should know that he loved everybody he worked with and talked about them all the time.”

Source: Fallen Heroes Project

Greenwood Lake 

Special Public Work Session
GWL Board of Education
Wednesday, August 15th
Greenwood Lake Elementary School
80 Waterstone Rd
Greenwood Lake NY 10925

The Greenwood Lake Board of Education will meet during a public forum ("special public work session") to continue their discussion concerning the fate of Greenwood Lake high school children as they continue to weigh their options. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 15th, at 80 Waterstone Rd. in Greenwood Lake. Any decisions made could go into effect as early as September of 2013 for the 2013-2014 school year.
The Greenwood Lake student body currently provides approximately 80% of the student population of George F. Baker High School, which happens to be in Tuxedo. Greenwood Lake students have proudly attended George F. Baker High School since 1981. Both the valedictorian and salutatorian of George F. Baker's Class of 2012 are from Greenwood Lake.
The Greenwood Lake Board of Education has been debating where to send their kids for a new five-year contract that begins in the 2013-2014 school year. The key issue is tuition rates, as both competing school districts (Warwick, Chester) offer a lower tuition than Tuxedo can.
The Tuxedo Chamber of Commerce fully supports George F. Baker as the only choice for Greenwood Lake students, as it has spent the last 31 years catering to their specific needs. We fully respect the GWL Board's mission in reviewing all of their options, but strongly believe that putting a price on their children's education by selecting a cheaper and less effective option would be a catastrophic mistake.
To read more, please continue onto our Greenwood Lake page.

The TPS Classic Golf Tournament

TPS Classic
Monday, May 21st
Barbara Kashevaroff
Glenda Coughlin
Tuxedo Club Golf House
Tuxedo Park NY 10987

The 21st annual TPS Classic is coming soon! A feature event at the historic Tuxedo Club Golf Course, the TPS Classic is an excellent business opportunity to get your name out into the Tuxedo community - and have a ton of fun - all while supporting Tuxedo Park School.

Please visit the Tuxedo Park School website and download their sponsorship form for more information.

Memorial Day in Tuxedo

American Legion Post 293
Monday, May 28th 2012
Old Southfields School
Tuxedo Union Free School District
St. Mary's-In-Tuxedo

9:45 AM - Lineup
10:00 AM - Invocation, Wreath Placement
11:00 AM - Assembly
11:30 AM - Parade

Memorial Day is a special event in Tuxedo, beginning in the morning with an invocation and placing of wreaths at the Old Southfields School.

The Memorial Day Parade is a sight to behold. Route 17 is literally shut down while your neighbors and several organizations (American Legion, Auxiliary, Veterans, Clergy and honored guests, Tuxedo Band, Brownie Troops, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Volunteer Ambulance, Tuxedo Joint Fire Departments, Auxiliary, and many more).

Please click on the Memorial Day Flyer for more information.

Tuxedo Farmers Market: Opening Day!

Saturday, June 16th
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuxedo Train Station
240 Route 17
Tuxedo NY 10987


The Tuxedo Farmers Market opens for the 2012 season THIS SATURDAY! June 16th, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at the Tuxedo Train Station! 

Opening Day features:

  • Father's Day Photos by the great Dragonfly Studios (you receive prints the same day!) 
  • Live music from Tuxedo's own Dave Dowling! (11 AM - 1 PM)
  • The Tuxedo Junction Inn team making delicious samples with ingredients straight from the Market
  • Homemade Pizza! Wow! 
  • Five new vendors! (see below)

Find out more in the email below, by visiting, or better yet stopping by the Farmers Market this Saturday from 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM !!!