South Salem NY Real Estate | South Salem Couple Among First to Wed Under NY Marriage Equality Act; Quidditch Match for HP Fans – Bedford-Katonah, NY Patch

1. Historic gay wedding ceremonies take place 

On Sunday, July 24, the first day gay couples that could receive marriage licenses under the Marriage Equality Act did so at Town Hall in Greenburgh. Among the 12 couples were Jeanine Bartley-Cohen, center, and her spouse, Robin Bartley-Cohen, who live in South Salem. Read more about the ceremony here, and their wedding announcement, featured in this weekend’s New York Times.

2. Deduct job search expenses

According to the Internal Revenue Service, many taxpayers spend time during the summer months updating their résumé and attending career fairs—some of the expenses associated with these activities are deductible on tax returns. To qualify for a deduction, the expenses must be spent on a job search in your current occupation. You may not deduct expenses you incur while looking for a job in a new occupation. To find out more, visit or call 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676).

3. Friends of Karen golf outing

Coldwell Banker of Yorktown is hosting the Fifth Annual Golf Outing to support Friends of Karen, the organization dedicated to serving critically-ill children and their families. Included are 18 holes of golf, greens and cart fees, practice range, lunch, dinner and networking for $225. If you only plan to attend the dinner, the cost is $75. For more information contact Michael O’Connor at or 914-245-3400.

4. Harry Potter fans can take in a Quidditch Match

For all muggles and wizards bemoaning the end of the Harry Potter book and film series, a live Quidditch Match just may give you an HP fix for the day. Plus, fresh baked goods will be sold during the match to benefit the Bedford Hills library. We’ll see you there at 4 p.m. at the Bedford Hills Elementary School.

5. Patch picks events for the week

Looking for fantastic things to do this week in the area? Check out our video cast of this week’s suggestions, including the Bedford Village Fire Department Parade this Friday night at 7 p.m.  

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