Around Town: News from your neighbors

Samantha Yew

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Hello readers and welcome to another edition of Around Town.

Honor society induction

Samantha Yew, a senior at Sweet Briar College who is from Throggs Neck, was among the college’s first students to be inducted into a newly founded chapter of the Sigma Beta Delta International Business Honor Society.

Yew is a double major in business and economics at the Virginia college.

She is in her fourth year on the school’s varsity tennis team, serving as a co-captain this year.

She also is a resident advisor. She served for the past three years on the Student Government Association’s Judicial Committee.

She is also an office assistant in the college’s fitness and athletics center.

In addition, Yew works as an admissions ambassador and has completed two internships with WebMD: one in Atlanta as an audience engagement/SEO intern and another at Medscape in New York City as a pricing configuration analyst intern.

Synagogue Offers ‘Hobby Hour’

Cruger Avenue Synagogue, located at 2222 Cruger Avenue in Pelham Parkway North, will be hosting a new programs that seeks to entice members and neighbors alike.

The shul is launching a new program called the ‘Young At Heart Hobby Hour.’

The program aims to stimulate Bronx senior citizens to engage in a variety of diverse, uplifting activities. The lineup of events ranging from games to performances such as songs, jokes and magic, lectures on Jewish Studies and connecting with friends.

The program runs each Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. with refreshments. It is free of charge to all.

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