Gazette Ceases Publication: Donates Archives to LHS


In 2010, the Larchmont Gazette ceased publication. In 2011 the publishers donated all contents to the Larchmont Historical Society, which will continue to make the Gazette archives available online.



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Ribbon Ceremony for Local Children Who Have Died: Nov 22

The Remembrance Tree, a ribbon ceremony to remember community children who have died, will take place on Sunday, November 22 at 2 pm in the park at the corner of Palmer Avenue and Weaver Street in the Town of Mamaroneck.

The Remembrance Tree became a reality when two families forged a friendship after the deaths of their daughters. John and France Tucker of Mamaroneck lost their daughter Olivia, 27, in 2006 while Yosh and Dawn Moriwaki of Larchmont lost Kaitlyn, 15, in 2004.

whiteribbonThe idea of a remembrance tree was born out of a desire to unite other families in the community who had lost children of any age and for any reason and for whom the holidays are especially difficult and for whom there is a need to know that their children are remembered.

In that spirit, there will be an annual event for these families at the Palmer-Weaver park. The families are invited to  bring a white ribbon with the name of their child written on it so that it may be tied to a branch of a young “Deodara” evergreen where a “Remembrance Tree” plaque was recently installed. This will be a reminder during the winter holidays throughout the rest of the world that their children’s light continues to shine.


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3 comments to Ribbons for Local Children Who Have Died: Nov 22

  • Eleanor

    I think this is a wonderful idea to honor deceased children on a “living Rememberance Tree.” They are not forgotten, and their memories will live on. I am sorry for your loss.

  • pauline ungar

    This is a very thoughtful idea. My son Robert went to Mamaroneck High School and Chatsworth and the middle school. He died in June 2001. I was amazed and happy that his teachers remembered him. in the middle school his English teacher, who gave him a love for Shakespeare and Mr. Witsch who gave him the skills to go to Tisch school of the arts, NYU from which he graduated. He spent a year with us in Paris at the American University of Paris. To all his friends in Larchmont and Mamaroneck I am still here and always happy to hear from you.

    Pauline Ungar

  • Gotcha

    This is truly a beautiful idea and one of the most compassionate ways a community can remember the legacy of its children who left us all too soon.

    I would like to see this extended to all children that have passed away, who grew up in Larchmont, past and present and whose families want to remember them without any time or age restrictions on this. Losing a child is an albatross that is carried throughout life for the parents and siblings of that child regardless of how old they would be today.

    I hope this tradition will include the opportunity for those of us who choose to remain anonymous yet want to remember our loved children who died too soon.