This gift comes as no surprise from Emily and Eugene Grant, both who illustrate the giving spirit of the holidays we all are celebrating. The following is from a Mayoral Proclamation honoring them as official "Ambassadors of Good Will" for their continuous dedication for the betterment of all mankind ...
We are blessed to claim them as residents of the "Friendly Village" ...
" ....Whereas, Emily and Eugene Grant are two such individuals who clearly illustrate the meaning of the ancient Hebrew term “mitzvah”, which is to express an act of human kindness. Their good will and humanity is certainly demonstrated by their unassuming and immeasurable dedication of volunteering to the betterment of others. The Emelin Theater and the Village of Mamaroneck is blessed to have as residents of our Friendly Village Emily and Eugene whose generosity extends beyond our boundaries through the Eugene and Emily Grant Foundation’s support for over 96 charities, and
Whereas, The Village of Mamaroneck joins in recognizing these valuable traits as community volunteers, and I can think of no greater honor than to commemorate both Emily and Eugene by recognizing their contributions by appointing them as Official and Permanent Ambassadors of Good Will for the Village of Mamaroneck...."
Unfortunately, in this day and age, security concerns are trumping what would seem to be normal and to brag about one's roots. It is however, understandable that Carly's safe being must be the priority and the reason I noted the "Friendly Village" in place of the Village Mamaroneck; as well as Mario noting me "Mayor of Westchester".... Which County Exec. Rob Astorino had a bemused smile as he was there also celebrating our local treasure !!! View Comment
Great report....Please note it was my grandfather, Nathan Sirlin, who built the first apartment houses...The first is where the House of Flowers is located on Mamaroneck Ave. and the second is the building located on Mamaroneck Ave. and Warren Ave. View Comment
The ranking by CNN, upon review, shows the Village of Mamaroneck as NUMBER ONE in NEW YORK STATE.
Due mostly to the local business, school systems and PRIMARILY to the volunteer groups that give the Village of Mamaroneck its' great character and high quality of life, for all to enjoy, who live and visit our "Friendly Village". One only has to look at our Volunteer Fire Department, Chamber of Commerce, Harbor Island Conservancy, Community Action Program, Washingtonville Housing Alliance, Elks, Kiwanis,
Rotary, Community groups fostering programs like, Harbor Fest, Mamaroneck Shares, Firemaen's Carnival and Parade,
Kiwanis Car Show, and on and on.... truly a fine example of America at its' best. I look forward to striving for number one in the future. View Comment