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EDGEMONT VOTES TODAY ON SCHOOL BUDGET AND NEW SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

Edgemont voters today are being asked to approve a school district budget that calls for an overall increase in school taxes next year of 2.74% — but which is well under the tax cap mandated by the State of New … Continue reading

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BOMB THREAT AT EDGEMONT HIGH SCHOOL PROMPTS EVACUATION

A bomb threat this morning was found scrawled on a toilet paper dispenser in an Edgemont Junior Senior High School bathroom, prompting all high school students to be evacuated to Seely Place School, where reports are that students are now … Continue reading

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EXCITEMENT BUILDS FOR EDGEMONT’S PRODUCTION OF “INTO THE WOODS”

Excitement is building in Edgemont for the high school’s annual spring musical, which this year will be “Into the Woods” to be performed March 3-5 at the high school auditorium — and tickets, which must be purchased this year online, are already going fast.

This year’s show, featuring a cast of 16 talented students from all four high school grades, is being produced and directed by 23-year old Danny Bernstein, who last year directed Edgemont’s award-winning production of “Urinetown.”

Mr. Bernstein, a 2010 Edgemont graduate, is a professional musical theater playwright and composer, whose original musical “Far from Canterbury” last summer won best musical at the New York International Fringe Festival. Mr. Bernstein also performed this past November at the White House.

Edgemont’s production of “Into the Woods” — sponsored in part by the PTSA’s Arts and Cultural Enrichment Subcommittee or ACE — may be unlike any version of the Sondheim classic that has ever been produced thus far on stage or screen.  Conceived by Mr. Bernstein, the show features an original set, original costumes and a unique concept in which, among other firsts, one of Edgemont’s most talented student musicians — an award-winning composer and performer in his own right — will play a key role.

Tickets for the show went on sale online earlier this week.  Tickets are $20 for the first performance Thursday night, March 3, which is a benefit for the Edgemont Scholarship Council, and $15 apiece for the shows on March 4 and 5.  Evening performances start at 7 p.m., and on Saturday, March 5, when there are two shows, the matinee will begin at 1 p.m.

The sale of tickets online this year is new, but allows everyone who wants a ticket to select the specific performance and individual seat assignment in the 300-seat auditorium. Even though the show is three weeks away, nearly 300 tickets have already been sold in only the first week, including more than half of the tickets available for the Saturday night performance.

To buy a ticket go to http://ehs-into-the-woods.eventbrite.com. To select your own seat you must order from a computer/laptop. Mobile phones do not allow seat selection (you will be assigned the best available seat). Also, Google Chrome is the best browser to use as Eventbrite is not supported by all browsers. Do make sure you are using the most up-to-date version of your browser.

MISSING EDGEMONT TEEN FOUND SAFE IN MIDTOWN CHURCH

Featured Image -- 859Missing Edgemont teen Christine (Ji Woo) Kang was found safe tonight at 7:45 p.m.

She entered St. Agnes Church at 143 East 43d Street in Manhattan this evening and asked if she could stay the night. Church officials recognized her and notified law enforcement after Edgemont residents Saturday posted flyers around Grand Central Station.

Aubrey Graf-Daniels, who was heading up Edgemont Cares, was at Greenburgh police headquarters tonight and called to confirm the news.  Greenburgh police have since issued the following press release.  Ms. Graf-Daniels was meeting with the Kang family at police headquarter with Police Chief Chris McNerney to discuss a planned press conference early this week when police called with the news that Ms. Kang had been found.

Ms. Kang is in the custody of the Metropolitan Transit Police and is being escorted to Greenburgh police where she will be questioned.  Ms. Kang will also be taken for a medical examination.  As of right now, there are no details available on where she has been since she was last seen near Grand Central on the evening of January 2.

Chief McNerney praised Ms. Graf-Daniels for her efforts. “You did a great job organizing the community and I think that you were vital to Christine being found,” the chief said.

Edgemont school superintendent Victoria Kniewel and high school principal Devan Ganeshananthan issued the following statement this evening to all Edgemont parents and guardians, “It is with a joyous heard that we pass along the great news that Christine Kang was found in NYC.  The Kang family sincerely appreciates the community coming together to rally behind the effort to find Christine.”

ECC president Bob Bernstein said, “Our prayers for Christine, her family and her friends have been answered. No one will know which volunteer handed out or posted the flyer which church officials at St. Agnes actually saw, so it is fitting that we not only thank our tireless volunteers for their efforts this weekend, but congratulate them all on a job well done.”

Ms. Kang ran away from home after an argument with a parent on Friday evening, January 2, took the train to Grand Central and was last seen walking south that night on Lexington Avenue just below 42d Street.  She had no coat, no phone and no money.

Edgemont Cares, an arm of the Edgemont Community Council, was formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy to help Edgemont families in need.

On Saturday, Edgemont Cares, led by Ms. Graf-Daniels, organized several hundred Edgemont students, teachers, parents and staff in Grand Central to distribute “missing person” flyers with Ms. Kang’s  picture.   The ECC website and Facebook pages had more than 120,000 hits since Ms. Kang went missing.

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KANG FAMILY THANKS EDGEMONT COMMUNITY FOR ‘TREMENDOUS OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT’

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The Kang family last night thanked the Edgemont community for its “tremendous outpouring of support for Christine” that it says has “enormously helped us to keep strong” and continue the search for their daughter. The  message, issued by Christine’s parents, … Continue reading