Pleasantville's HamletHub http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:36:37 -0400 HamletHub.com Montrose Church Celebrates 300th Year Anniversary http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/events/4150-montrose-church-celebrates-300th-year-anniversary4150-montrose-church-celebrates-300th-year-anniversary http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/events/4150-montrose-church-celebrates-300th-year-anniversary4150-montrose-church-celebrates-300th-year-anniversary

A historic landmark in Montrose  is bringing together the Westchester community to mark an incredible milestone anniversary this month. 

The Reformed Church of Cortlandtown in Montrose will celebrate 300 years in the community with special events, worship services and musical festivals for all ages.

To celebrate their remarkable milestone community members are welcome to attend the following events: a candlelight service on Friday, April 21st at 7 pm; an Anniversary Worship Service on Sunday, April 23rd at 10 am or join the congregation for a musical journey and discover what 300 years of music sounds like at the Tri-centennial Music Festival on May 7th at 3 pm.

The documented history of this local church dates back to April 21, 1717 when a list of communicants was recorded as constituting the Dutch Reformed congregation of Van Cortlandt Manor.  This marked the beginning for the Reformed Church of Cortlandtown that stands today.  In the early years of settlement, the local congregants of Van Cortlandt Manor were associated with the historic Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow.  In 1717 they established their own presence and constructed a church on Montrose Point.  This church burned down during the Civil War and a new church was constructed on the current Albany Post Road site where they worshiped until 1969, when the congregation voted to erect a new church building.  The first worship service was held on March 28, 1971 at what congregant; William (Bill) Bailey (of the famous Ringling Brothers) called “the little white church on the hill” in his poem “The Village Church.” Worship services continue for many local worshipers in that same sanctuary today.

“We are excited to welcome our neighbors and invite the community to help the Reformed Church of Cortlandtown celebrate such an important and historic milestone,” said Jill Davis, Co Chair of the Anniversary Committee. “To reach 300 years of service in the community is an incredible journey and we are grateful for the support we have gotten through the years.” In addition to the special events being held for the 300th Anniversary, there are many ways the community is invited to participate and support the RCC as they celebrate this milestone anniversary.  Community members can purchase a brick for the commemorative prayer garden, buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a beautiful handmade quilt or purchase a “Now and Then” cookbook.  For more information on any of these events please contact the church at 914-737-6482.

 

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pr2marketingbiz@gmail.com (PR2) Events Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:39:42 -0400
Lots to Howl About in May at The Wolf Conservation Center http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/places/4147-lots-to-howl-about-in-may-at-the-wolf-conservation-center4147-lots-to-howl-about-in-may-at-the-wolf-conservation-center http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/places/4147-lots-to-howl-about-in-may-at-the-wolf-conservation-center4147-lots-to-howl-about-in-may-at-the-wolf-conservation-center

Wolf Conservation Center May 2017 Event Calendar

Evening Howl for Pups of All Ages

Date: May 5, 2017

Time: 6 pm

Fee: $16 – adults / $13 – children

Enjoy visiting the wolves during their favorite hour - dusk. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why May is a magical time for packs in North America. This time of year, wolves are out searching for prey as they prepare for the birth of this year’s pups! Guests will take a short sunset hike to howl with Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr and behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican wolves. All guests will be served weather-appropriate treats. Please bring flashlights. Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: May 6, 2017

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they’re out searching for prey as they prepare for the birth of this year’s pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: May 6, 2017

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why spring is a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they prepare for the birth of this year’s pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Full Moon Wolf Walk for Pups of All Ages

Date: May 10, 2017

Time: 7 pm

Fee: $20 per person

Celebrate the May full moon, “the Flower Moon,” with the Wolf Conservation Center’s moon-loving wolves! Flowers spring forth in abundance this month, so enjoy the sweet aroma while keeping cozy by the WCC's outdoor fire pit. In addition to yummy treats, guests will be treated to the symphony of howls from the 20+ wolves that call the WCC home. Guests will learn about the history of wolves in the United States, the importance of wolves in a healthy ecosystem and the efforts to save these magnificent creatures for future generations. Spring isn’t only about flowers; it’s an exciting time for wolves too! Whether living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they celebrate the arrival of this year’s pups! Guests will then take a short moonlit walk to visit Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr. Please bring flashlights. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: May 13, 2017 – May 14, 2017

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 20+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Cost: $299 per 4-person tent

Singles: $150 per person (must bring your own tent)

Time: 5:00PM to 8:30AM

* FOR SINGLES - please call 914-763-2373 to register.

Space is limited and dates sell out quickly. Pre-registration is required.

Scout rates available for private Scout Nights. Please email visit@nywolf.org for more info or call 914-763-2373

Admission Price includes:

  • Pizza Party with Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, Zephyr, and Nikai
  • Opportunity to behold critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves
  • Evening entertainment: Movie under the stars at Zephyr, Alawa, and Nikai's enclosure
  • Evening fireside snacks and light breakfast
  • Tents for all participants

You Should Bring:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Pillow
  • Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Washcloth
  • Warm comfortable clothing to sleep in
  • Bug Spray
  • Additional snacks if desired
  • NOTE: NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED

Throw Mama to the Wolves

Date: May 14, 2017

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 - children

Celebrate Mom and Mother Nature at the Wolf Conservation Center! Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why spring is a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they celebrate the births of this year’s pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as the WCC’s critically endangered Mexican gray wolves and red wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Throw Mama to the Wolves

Date: May 14, 2017

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 - children

Celebrate Mom and Mother Nature at the Wolf Conservation Center! Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why spring is a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they celebrate the births of this year’s pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as the WCC’s critically endangered Mexican gray wolves and red wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Atka’s Birthday Bash!

Date: May 20, 2017

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Join the WCC staff and volunteers as we celebrate the birthday of the WCC’s most popular wolf, ambassador wolf Atka! Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why this season is such a magical time for packs in North America. Guests will assemble ""wolfy"" gifts for ambassador wolf Atka and then enjoy watching him tear them open! Guests will also visit Zephyr, Alawa, and Nikai and the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Atka’s Birthday Bash!

Date: May 20, 2017

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Join the WCC staff and volunteers as we celebrate the birthday of the WCC’s most popular wolf, ambassador wolf Atka! Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why this season is such a magical time for packs in North America. Guests will assemble ""wolfy"" gifts for ambassador wolf Atka and then enjoy watching him tear them open! Guests will also visit Zephyr, Alawa, and Nikai and the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: May 20, 2017 – May 21, 2017

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 20+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Cost: $299 per 4-person tent

Singles: $150 per person (must bring your own tent)

Time: 5:00PM to 8:30AM

* FOR SINGLES - please call 914-763-2373 to register.

Space is limited and dates sell out quickly. Pre-registration is required.

Scout rates available for private Scout Nights. Please email visit@nywolf.org for more info or call 914-763-2373

Admission Price includes:

  • Pizza Party with Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, Zephyr, and Nikai
  • Opportunity to behold critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves
  • Evening entertainment: Movie under the stars at Zephyr, Alawa, and Nikai's enclosure
  • Evening fireside snacks and light breakfast
  • Tents for all participants

You Should Bring:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Pillow
  • Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Washcloth
  • Warm comfortable clothing to sleep in
  • Bug Spray
  • Additional snacks if desired
  • NOTE: NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED

Sketching Safari

Date: May 21, 2017

Time: 9AM-12PM

Fee: $70 per person

Learn to sketch wolves with wildlife and conservation artist Alison Nicholls! Nicholls is a member of Artists For Conservation, the Society of Animal Artists, the Explorers Club and the Salmagundi Club. Her work has been featured in wildlife art magazines in the USA and UK, has been exhibited at the Botswana Mission to the United Nations in New York, and has been used by the US Department of State to promote the “Coalition Against Wildlife Trafficking” initiative. During the program, Nicholls will explain some of the special challenges she has faced when sketching wildlife in the field and will talk about how to overcome them, whether you are sketching wolves in Yellowstone or elephants in Africa. Then, with her guidance, you will be able to try your own hand at sketching WCC's ambassador wolves! Pre-registration is required.

Sketching Materials

The materials listed below are what I normally use for my field sketching trips. They dry easily, can be packed away quickly and (apart from my sketchbook) all fit inside a long pencil case. I do not work from an easel. You are welcome to bring whatever you like, but I highly recommend dry materials like pencils and pens or pastels. You will be doing a lot of short sketches as the wolves will be moving around. The idea is to capture the movement and simple shapes, not to complete a finished painting. I have a field box of watercolors but this is completely optional. Make sure you bring a sketchbook with plenty of paper so you can work freely. I highly recommend 11x14" or similar size. Please feel free to email Alison at alison@nichollswildlifeart.com if you have any questions.

  • 11x14" sketchbook with at least 20 sheets.
  • 2 or 3 pencils (HB, 2B, 4B) plus eraser.
  • Sketching pens (black or brown or grey looks great) or pastels or colored pencils.
  • Field box of watercolors, plus small water container plus 2 or 3 brushes of varying sizes.

For more information about Alison Nicholls, please visit www.NichollsWildlifeArt.com

Wolves of North America

Date: May 21, 2017

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why spring is a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they prepare for the birth of this year’s pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Early Morning Photo Session

Date: May 27, 2017

Time: 8 am

Fee: $100 per person

Join us for this special opportunity to photograph the WCC’s Ambassador Wolves: Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr, in a natural, wooded setting! Guests will also be given access to photograph the WCC critically endangered Mexican wolves and red wolves from vantage points not generally available during regular visits. Please dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required. Space is very limited, so make your reservation early.

Wolves of North America

Date: May 27, 2017

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why spring is a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they prepare for the birth of this year’s pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: May 27, 2017 – May 28, 2017

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 20+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Cost: $299 per 4-person tent

Singles: $150 per person (must bring your own tent)

Time: 5:00PM to 8:30AM

* FOR SINGLES - please call 914-763-2373 to register.

Space is limited and dates sell out quickly. Pre-registration is required.

Scout rates available for private Scout Nights. Please email visit@nywolf.org for more info or call 914-763-2373

Admission Price includes:

  • Pizza Party with Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, Zephyr, and Nikai
  • Opportunity to behold critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves
  • Evening entertainment: Movie under the stars at Zephyr, Alawa, and Nikai's enclosure
  • Evening fireside snacks and light breakfast
  • Tents for all participants

You Should Bring:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Pillow
  • Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Washcloth
  • Warm comfortable clothing to sleep in
  • Bug Spray
  • Additional snacks if desired

NOTE: NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: May 28, 2017

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they’re out searching for prey as they prepare for the birth of this year’s pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: May 28, 2017

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why spring is a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they prepare for the birth of this year’s pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America on Memorial Day

Date: May 29, 2017

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why spring is a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they prepare for the birth of this year’s pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (NY Wolf) Places Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:21:00 -0400
Epi Pen Recall http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/publicsafety/4148-epi-pen-recall4148-epi-pen-recall http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/publicsafety/4148-epi-pen-recall4148-epi-pen-recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies’ voluntary recall//www.fda.gov/ucm/groups/fdagov-public/@system/documents/system/img_fdagov_exitdisclaimer.png" style="box-sizing: border-box; vertical-align: middle;"> of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in the devices’ failure to activate. The recalled product was manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies and distributed by Mylan Specialty.

While the number of reported failures is small, EpiPen products that potentially contain a defective part are being recalled because of the potential for life-threatening risk if a severe allergic reaction goes untreated. Consumers should keep and use their current EpiPens if needed until they get a replacement. Consumers should contact Mylan at 800-796-9526 or customer.service@mylan.com with any questions.

As stated on the product label, consumers should always seek emergency medical help right away after using their EpiPens, particularly if the device did not activate.

At this time, the 13 lots identified – distributed between Dec. 17, 2015, and July 1, 2016 – are the only EpiPen lots impacted by the U.S. recall. Consumers who have EpiPens from lots that are not included in this recall, do not need to replace their EpiPen prior to its expiration date.

Product/Dosage NDC Number Lot Number Expiration Date
EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg 49502-501-02 5GN767 April 2017
EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg 49502-501-02 5GN773 April 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 5GM631 April 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 5GM640 May 2017
EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg 49502-501-02 6GN215 September 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM082 September 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM072 September 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM081 September 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM088 October 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM199 October 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM091 October 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM198 October 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM087 October 2017
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aseward100@aol.com (FDA) Public safety Wed, 05 Apr 2017 07:38:00 -0400
My Life on the Post Road: Outer Space/Inner Space http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/life/4146-my-life-on-the-post-road-outer-space-inner-space4146-my-life-on-the-post-road-outer-space-inner-space http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/life/4146-my-life-on-the-post-road-outer-space-inner-space4146-my-life-on-the-post-road-outer-space-inner-space

I have seen "2001: A Space Odyssey" at least a dozen times, but never like this. Last weekend I watched it on a big screen in Westport’s Town Hall auditorium, with Dave. Bowman, that is. Or, as he’s known in real life, Kier Dullea. And he spoke. And then I spoke to him.

This cinematic opus – a futuristic, sci-fi, mind bending, metaphysical adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s novel of the same name – regularly appears on Top Ten Films of All Time lists. Stanley Kubrick, who co-wrote the screenplay and directed the movie, broke the mold with this one. The film changed film and minds forever.

Its themes and images have become ingrained in our collective culture. The monolith is, yup, monolithic in the gestalt. The jump cut from the large femur bone leaving the ape’s arm to the orbiting spacecraft, accompanied by the Strauss waltz, is arguably the most famous in all of film. The prescient and at the same time nostalgic images from 1968 are all still relevant today: a Pan Am space shuttle, Hilton and Howard Johnson’s hospitality on the space station, and Kubrick’s own version of Skype.

But for me, at least, the most enigmatic and intriguing part of the film is its ability, at each viewing, to cajole me into seeing something new. About myself, my relationship to the world, and our place in the universe. About the meaning of existence. Pretty heady stuff.

This screening was no different. And, other than the lady behind me who decided it was a critical to take a large red delicious apple from her bag and crunch on it during the climactic “light show” scene (yes, really. Check out my Ten Commandments of Moving Going), it was delightful.

But even more than the movie itself, sitting only a few feet from the man who uttered those unforgettable words: “Open the pod bay doors, HAL,” and listening to him regale us with stories from the filming, was, well, out of this world.

Here is some of the inside scoop:

  • When complimented on his acting finesse, he humbly replied, “It wasn’t exactly Hamlet! I mostly just talked into a camera.” I beg to differ. I think it was pretty good acting.
  • Out of two hours and 41 minutes, there are only 88 minutes of dialogue.
  • The renowned Canadian Shakespearean actor Douglas Rain voiced HAL. But since he was not on the London MGM set, a cockney-accented assistant crewmember did the dialogue with the actors.
  • The spacecraft from the iconic jump cut is actually a nuclear weapon satellite, so Kubrick took us from the first, most rudimentary weapon to the latest and most complex.
  • Dullea himself suggested that he knock the wine glass off the dining table on Jupiter to direct his gaze to himself dying in bed. Kubrick liked the idea and used it.
  • During the Los Angeles screening someone jumped up during the “light show” scene, stormed the stage and ran completely through the screen shouting “It’s God!!!”
  • Kubrick (unlike Otto Preminger, who Dullea also worked with) was delightful and easy to work with. And, despite rumor and speculation, was stone cold sober throughout filming.

But perhaps the most momentous revelation came from Kubrick himself, via Dullea. In response to the most often asked question: “What does it all mean?” Dullea read Kubrick’s own words. I paraphrase: He did not intend to deliver any assertion about the meaning of life, the origins of the universe, or the existence or lack thereof of god.  He simply wanted to encourage further, deeper, and more inquisitive thought about these metaphysical questions. He just wanted to make us think.

And that, after all, for me, is the joy and pleasure of all art: it challenges me to reexamine and question everything, and encourages introspection.

Afterwards, Dullea signed 8x10s of the iconic movie poster for a fee to support The Westport Cinema Initiative. What a treat! When I gave him my boys’ names for personalization, he told me long stories about how Dustin was his grandfather’s middle name (and its historic derivation from Hannah Dustin) and how Devon was the name of one of his favorite roles (in The Starlost). He asked that I wish Devon success in his pursuit of the visual arts.

I could feel people in the line behind me start to shift from foot to foot with impatience. I thanked him and stepped aside to make room for other fans, and ! went home, thinking how happy Kubrick might be with me, to think.

I love that, at least for Kubrick, the monolith, the light show, the fetus, and the movie itself, signified nothing preconceived. That he intended everything as a catalyst to encourage each viewer to glean meaning – or not – on their own. As Arthur C. Clarke said, “The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.”

Photo courtesy of Diane Lowman

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milosun@optonline.net (Diane Lowman) Life Sat, 01 Apr 2017 03:25:19 -0400
Post on Pleasantville's HamletHub http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/neighbors/1-pleasantville-ny-hamlethub-team1-pleasantville-ny-hamlethub-team http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/neighbors/1-pleasantville-ny-hamlethub-team1-pleasantville-ny-hamlethub-team

If you would like to submit an article:

Pleasantville's HamletHub offers a unique opportunity for individuals and groups to have a voice in your community, by submitting articles to this site as a local resident. Please share what is important to you.

Here is how to submit an article:

Step 1:

Go to HamletHub.com/pleasantville

Next to the HamletHub's name on the banner is Home, Submit, Books, and Calendar.

Click "Submit"

Put in your user name and create a password. Also, check the "Remember Me" box.

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milosun@optonline.net (Pleasantrvile Hamlet Hub) Neighbors Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:55:00 -0400
Brown and Giardina Earn Deans List Designation http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/neighbors/4143-brown-and-giardina-earn-deans-list-designation4143-brown-and-giardina-earn-deans-list-designation http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/neighbors/4143-brown-and-giardina-earn-deans-list-designation4143-brown-and-giardina-earn-deans-list-designation

Michaela Brown (Class of 2017) and Christina Giardina (Class of 2020) have been named to the Dean's List at Stonehill College. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have completed successfully all courses for which they were registered.

Stonehill is a Catholic college located near Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, the College engages over 2,500 students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields. The Stonehill community helps students to develop the knowledge, skills, and character to meet their professional goals and to live lives of purpose and integrity.

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milosun@optonline.net (Stonehill College) Neighbors Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:05:00 -0400
April Support Groups in Westchester for Women with Cancer http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/life/4139-april-support-groups-in-westchester-for-women-with-cancer4139-april-support-groups-in-westchester-for-women-with-cancer http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/life/4139-april-support-groups-in-westchester-for-women-with-cancer4139-april-support-groups-in-westchester-for-women-with-cancer

CANCER SUPPORT AVAILABLE:

The following support groups are scheduled in Westchester in April:

AT THE SUPPORT CONNECTION OFFICE IN YORKTOWN:

  • Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Thurs., Apr. 6, at 10 am.
  • Young Women’s Support Group: For women who have or had breast or ovarian cancer at a young age. Wed., Apr. 12, at 7 pm.
  • Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Tues., Apr. 11, at 7 pm.
  • Advanced Stage or Metastatic Cancer Support Group: For women living with recurrent, advanced stage, or metastatic breast or ovarian cancer. Fri., Apr. 21, at 12:30 pm.

AT NORTHERN WESTCHESTER HOSPITAL @ CHAPPAQUA CROSSING, CHAPPAQUA:

Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Wed., Apr. 5, at 7 pm.

AT NY-PRESBYTERIAN HUDSON VALLEY HOSPITAL IN CORTLANDT MANOR:

Breast Cancer Support Group: Mon., Apr. 17, at 7 pm.

BY TELECONFERENCE:

For those unable to attend groups in-person, there are monthly Telephone Support Groups via toll-free teleconference, enabling women to participate regardless of their location and from the comfort of their homes. Call a few days ahead to learn how to participate.

The Advanced Stage or Metastatic Breast Cancer Telephone Support Group will take place on Monday, Apr. 3 at 8 pm (NY time). The Ovarian Cancer Telephone Support Group will take place on Wednesday, Apr. 12, at 8 pm (NY time).

Support Connection, Inc., a not-for profit organization that provides free, confidential support services for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, offers a wide range of free support groups women with breast and ovarian cancer. Groups focus ontopics pertaining to living with cancer through all stages of diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment. They are offered in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, and by toll-free teleconference. For a complete calendar of groups at all locations, visit www.supportconnection.org. Advance registration is required for all groups; call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290. 

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milosun@optonline.net (Barbara Cervoni) Life Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:27:47 -0400
First Westchester Mobile Spa Celebrates Five Years of Bringing Quality Services Right to Customers’ Front Door http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/life/4138-first-westchester-mobile-spa-celebrates-five-years-of-bringing-quality-services-right-to-customers-front-door4138-first-westchester-mobile-spa-celebrates-five-years-of-bringing-quality-services-right-to-customers-front-door http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/life/4138-first-westchester-mobile-spa-celebrates-five-years-of-bringing-quality-services-right-to-customers-front-door4138-first-westchester-mobile-spa-celebrates-five-years-of-bringing-quality-services-right-to-customers-front-door

Eve Milan Spa located in the heart of Westchester in bustling White Plains has spent the last five years on the road offering residents the luxury of quality skin care services and spa treatments delivered directly to their homes. As the first luxury mobile spa of its kind in Westchester County, Eve Milan Spa continues to expand their product lines and services and delivers a licensed beauty professional to each customers chosen location and at a convenient time.

Founded by local entrepreneur Eden Gilliam in 2009 in the bricks and mortar location on Mamaroneck Avenue, the team is dedicated to giving a unique experience and personal attention to every client.  Eve Milan Spa offers skincare treatments, massages, lavender & lemongrass manicure/ pedicures, pomegranate pedicures, chair massages, vitamin C revitalizing facials, almond & honey body treatments, blowouts, waxing, and simply flawless makeup applications.  

The team at Eve Milan and their mobile facility also offers full spa treatment packages and specializes in parties for all special occasions such as weddings, Sweet 16 parties, Bar Mitzvahs, bachelorette parties, or any spa day event.  

The professionals at Eve Milan Spa offer quality skin care products and are armed with current information to educate clients on how to properly care for their skin and how to maintain healthy skin by nourishing in from the inside out. According to Gilliam, during her years working as an aesthetician she witnessed firsthand the allergic reactions and sensitivities that many of her clients can have to harmful chemicals and dyes that are found in so many beauty products.  Eve Milan Spa strives to offer a full line of products that are all natural based and contain no sulfates, parabens or artificial dyes. They recently introduced a new luxury Chanel nail polish collection that is 5-Free, a common beauty industry term that means certain toxic ingredients such as formaldehyde are not used in the product.  “When a person isn't happy with their skin it can affect their confidence and self-esteem and it plays a major role in how they see themselves and it is important to me to be able to not only target skin issues topically but also internally by addressing my clients’ diet and nutrition needs,” said Gilliam. “Being able to help our clients in such an important aspect of their life is very gratifying and now that we can bring the services directly to them to makes it even better.”  Gilliam decided to go mobile five years ago to add something new and convenient to the spa industry. As a young entrepreneur she is always looking for new ways to do things and this idea seemed ideal with so many residents in this area who are unable to leave the house for various reasons.  She explained that many people go through periods in their lives where getting in and out of the house can be difficult and some women are on bed rest for long periods of time and some elderly people struggle getting in and out of the house. With the mobile unit they have been able to pamper those who otherwise would miss out.  The team has logged many miles traveling to hospitals, nursing homes, domestic shelters and many personal homes throughout Westchester.  

Gilliam studied at New York School of Esthetics in Tarrytown and went on to receive an advance certification in Chemical Peels and studied abroad in London at the College of Naturopathic Medicine with a focus on skin nutrition.  In the future the young entrepreneur’s goal is to travel all throughout the world to learn different skin care practices to bring home here to Westchester and incorporate into her practice as an esthetician. For more information visit Eve Milan Spa at www.EveMilanMobileSpa.com or to book an appointment call 914-441-8300

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pr2marketingbiz@gmail.com (PR2) Life Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:07:12 -0400
Support Connection Announces Spirit Award Winners http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/charities/4141-support-connection-announces-spirit-award-winners4141-support-connection-announces-spirit-award-winners http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/charities/4141-support-connection-announces-spirit-award-winners4141-support-connection-announces-spirit-award-winners

Support Connection, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that provides free support services to those affected by breast and ovarian cancer, is pleased to announce the recipients of their 2017 Spirit Awards. The award presentation will take place during Support Connection’s Spring Benefit on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor, 466 US-6 Mahopac, NY.

The Spirit Awards are given each year to honor those who demonstrate dedication to the organization’s mission by providing inspiration, time, talent and other resources. This year’s Spirit Award recipients are:

JANE CROSSLEY AND VALERIE PEYRONNET, PUTNAM VALLEY: SPIRIT OF GIVING AWARD. Presented to those who give of themselves in extraordinary ways to further Support Connection’s mission.

Jane and Valerie became involved with Support Connection in 2012 when Jane reached out to Support Connection after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Her wife Valerie was by her side through it all; she also began volunteering with Support Connection. Since Jane received help from Support Connection’s, she spreads the message to let others know about Support Connection’s free breast and ovarian cancer support services. As a 2016 Support-A-Walk Ambassador, Jane shared her story to encourage others experiencing cancer: “I greatly respect and admire what Support Connection does and has done for me. I wish to be involved and to share my experiences so others may learn all about it.” Valerie and Jane raised money for the Walk, knowing that every dollar raised will help a person receive services from Support Connection.  They also work tirelessly in the Support Connection office and helping at special events.

ELIZABETH AND ERIC DIBARTOLO, YORKTOWN HEIGHTS: SPIRIT OF PHILANTHROPY AWARD. Presented to those who show exceptional generosity and civic responsibility through contributions of time, effort, and resources to Support Connection.

Elizabeth and Eric Support Connection benefactors since 1996, exemplify the impact of giving selflessly. Eric, owner of Yorktown Funeral Home, has been a sponsor of the Annual Support-A-Walk and other fundraising events since Support Connection’s beginning. Elizabeth is owner of Euro Laser Spa in Rye; in 2015 and 2016, she hosted an event there called “Brave and Beautiful” which raised more than $4,000 to benefit Support Connection. The events also introduced Support Connection to many new supporters. By donating to Support Connection and hosting benefit events on our behalf, Elizabeth and Eric’s generosity has translated into raising awareness as well as money to fund our programs and services. Elizabeth and Eric are gifts to Support Connection and the entire community.

CHEREESE JERVIS-HILL, CORTLANDT MANOR: MARIA RUBINO JENNINGS SPIRIT OF CARING AWARD. Given to someone who follows the example established by Maria: This award is presented in honor and memory of Maria who helped create Support Connection’s Peer Counseling program and other services. Making a positive difference in many lives through the power of caring

Chereese has been involved with Support Connection since 2007, and exemplifies the power of caring. Chereese has helped Support Connection spread the word about their mission and raise money to help fund their programs. Chereese’s tremendous commitment to Support Connection’s cause, and has made a difference by giving wholeheartedly of herself, both professionally and personally. Using her talents, Chereese has contributed to the success of their Benefits, Support-A-Walks and other events. Chereese’s in 2010, 2011, and 2012 held an event on behalf of Support Connection called “Sassy Ladies Night”, which raised over $3,000. The women at Support Connection are able to touch many lives because of her contributions to their organization. 

 

GARY WAWRZYCKI, GARRISON: SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD. Presented to honor someone whose efforts and actions make a huge difference to Support Connection and the community.

Gary became involved with Support Connection in 2012, and his efforts and actions have made a huge difference. Gary has enthusiastically spread the word about Support Connections services, helping them reach out to many people in need of their support. In addition, because of his efforts, Gary’s employer, Wells Fargo, has sponsored numerous events and has also donated nearly $20,000 in community grants. Gary encourages his fellow employees to volunteer. At the recent Support-A-Walk, the walkers were thanked by Wells Fargo team members who greeted them at the finish line. Gary is a gift to Support Connection and the entire community.

SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD: This award is presented to honor individuals who offer inspiration to other cancer survivors. They have taken their own experiences and translated them into an opportunity to raise awareness about Support Connection’s mission. This year there are two recipients:

GINNY ALLISON-NOVOTNY, KATONAH 

Ginny first reached out to Support Connection in 2011, after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She is an inspiration to those blessed to know her; using her own journey, she encourages people to seek support while living each day to the fullest. As a 2013 Support-A-Walk Ambassador, Ginny shared her story to encourage others experiencing cancer: “If there’s one person I can inspire to ask for help, I want to do that. It’s hard to ask for help, and I want people to know there’s someplace they can go.” Ginny is also a Community Ambassador for Support Connection's Annual Support-A-Walk and a proud team captain of Team Wish Upon A Star. She works tirelessly knowing that the money raised from the Walk funds Support Connection’s free services. Ginny touches many lives and is truly a gift to Support Connection and the many people who rely on them.

DOTTIE MCHUGH, PURDYS

Dottie reached out to Support Connection in 2005, after being diagnosed with breast cancer and has been a staunch advocate for Support Connection ever since. She wants women and their families to know that there is a place to turn to for support, education and comfort. It is not surprising that Dottie accepted Support Connections offer to be a 2016 Support-A-Walk Ambassador, where she shared her story to encourage others experiencing cancer: “It gives me great pleasure to give back to an amazing organization I truly believe in and that played a major role in my mindset during my own battle with cancer. I hope to be a positive role model for other women facing this disease.” Through her efforts, she helped Support Connection promote the Walk and raise money to help fund their numerous free programs and services. Dottie is a treasure to Support Connection and the many lives she touches.

The Spring Benefit is Support Connection’s second most important annual fundraiser. Proceeds help fund their free breast and ovarian cancer support services and programs. The event begins with a cocktail reception at 7 pm, followed by dinner, music, and dancing until 11:30 pm. In addition to the award presentation, there will also be a silent auction and raffles with numerous valuable prizes. To purchase tickets for the Spring Benefit, to pay tribute with a congratulatory Journal Ad, or to be an Event Sponsor, call 914-962-6402 or email info@supportconnection.org" _cc="" _bcc="" _subject="" _body="" style="color:rgb(149, 79, 114);text-decoration:underline;outline:none">info@supportconnection.org. To learn more, visit www.supportconnection.org/spring-benefit.

PHOTO CAPTION: Support Connection’s 2017 Spirit Award recipients (L-R): Dottie McHugh; Gary Wawrzycki; Ginny Allison-Novotny; Chereese Jervis-Hill; Valerie Peyronnet; Jane Crossley; Elizabeth and Eric DiBartolo

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milosun@optonline.net (Barbara Cervoni) Charities Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:52:00 -0400
YA Comics and Graphic Art Program http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/places/4128-ya-comics-and-graphic-art-program4128-ya-comics-and-graphic-art-program http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/places/4128-ya-comics-and-graphic-art-program4128-ya-comics-and-graphic-art-program

Young Adults! Come in and join Alex Conte, Kubert School graduate, for a monthly Comics Discussion and Graphic Art Program after school. Talk about your favorite comics, learn about what it is like to be an illustrator, and create your own sequential art! All supplies will be provided.

Meets on Monday afternoons, May 15, and June 12, beginning at 3:30 pm at the Mount Pleasant Public Library, 350 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570. For more information call 914-769-0548, ext 2 or visit mountpleasantlibrary.org.

To register on our website, please click here.

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eheinzelman@mountpleasantlibrary.org (Mount Pleasant Public Library (MPPL)) Places Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:54:00 -0400
Erin Biggar Earns Dean's Award at Colgate University http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/neighbors/4142-erin-biggar-earns-dean-s-award-at-colgate-university4142-erin-biggar-earns-dean-s-award-at-colgate-university http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/neighbors/4142-erin-biggar-earns-dean-s-award-at-colgate-university4142-erin-biggar-earns-dean-s-award-at-colgate-university

Colgate University Class of 2018 member Erin Biggar, from Pleasantville, has earned the fall Dean's Award for Academic Excellence.

The Dean's Award at Colgate is awarded to students with a 3.3 or higher term average.

Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by its commitment to global engagement, student-faculty research, off-campus study, sustainable practices, and utilizing technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience. Colgate offers 55 majors to a diverse student body of approximately 2,900 undergraduate students, and supports 25 Division I athletic teams. Since 1819, the university's campus in rural central New York has been renowned for its beauty and for the important role it plays in the student experience.

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milosun@optonline.net (Colgate University) Neighbors Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:01:34 -0400
Medical Marijuana Delivery Service http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/publicsafety/4132-medical-marijuana-delivery-service4132-medical-marijuana-delivery-service http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/publicsafety/4132-medical-marijuana-delivery-service4132-medical-marijuana-delivery-service

Vireo Health of New York (“Vireo”), one of only five companies licensed by New York State to cultivate, manufacture and dispense medical marijuana, announced that it received approval from the New York State Department of Health to launch a medical marijuana home delivery program.

 The medical marijuana ‘from our greenhouse to your front door’ home delivery program was designed by a team of security experts, pharmacists and physicians to serve homebound patients with life-threatening and debilitating diseases, like Cancer and ALS. Initially, deliveries will cover an eight-county zone, including all five New York City Boroughs, Long Island and Westchester.

Numerous measures have been taken to ensure the safety of patients and the delivery staff. In accordance with State regulations that prohibit outsourcing in New York’s ‘seed-to-sale’ medical marijuana industry, all deliveries will be handled exclusively by Vireo employees. The deliveries will be handled by at least two employees, and company-owned delivery vehicles will be outfitted with cutting-edge safety features, including GPS tracking devices.

“New Yorkers have increasingly come to expect home delivery and we plan on leveraging ‘last mile’ supply chain technologies to meet and exceed patient expectations,” said Ari Hoffnung, CEO of Vireo Health of New York. “We are grateful to the State’s public health and safety officials for their help making this Compassion Care Act program a reality.”

“Day-in and day-out our goal at Vireo Health of New York is to provide the best possible care and service to our patients,” said Dr. Stephen Dahmer, Vireo Health’s Chief Medical Officer. “Home delivery will not only help us to improve upon current services, but also expand our reach to those patients who are unable to travel. Our team is excited to provide this service to all of our existing patients, and to have the opportunity to meet new patients in other parts of the state.”

The Company plans to launch the program within 90 days. Delivery pricing and other details will be released over the coming weeks. Certified patients or family members of patients interested in receiving more information can sign-up for home delivery program updates by visiting: www.vireohealthny.com/delivery.

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aseward100@aol.com (Vireo Health Center) Public safety Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:05:00 -0400
Strong, Smart & Bold Gala for Girls Inc. of Westchester http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/neighbors/4130-strong-smart-bold-gala-14901153604130-strong-smart-bold-gala-1490115360 http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/neighbors/4130-strong-smart-bold-gala-14901153604130-strong-smart-bold-gala-1490115360

Girls Inc. of Westchester County will be holding their Strong, Smart & Bold Gala to honor notable Westchester women in the fields of business, philanthropy, entertainment, science, and the arts on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Westchester Marriot, 670 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591. This year’s honorees are Andrea Gilman, Erica Hill, and Sandra L. Richards, each of whom exemplify the mission of Girls Inc. by being strong, smart, and bold.

Attendees will be treated to cocktails, dinner, as well as live and silent auctions.  Emceed by Kim Berns, host of the radio show - Anything Goes with Kim Berns on 1490 WGCH, the evening will also showcase personal stories of the program participants.  Tickets are $250 per person and can be purchased online at www.StrongSmartBoldGala.org.  For more information about the event and the sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Heather Apollonio, Development Coordinator at Girls Inc. at (914) 419-0764, hapollonio@girlsincwestchester.org, or visit their event website at www.StrongSmartBoldGala.org

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PatrickB@EventsRemember.com (Patrick Buckiewicz) Neighbors Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:56:22 -0400
Jill Singer Named “Community Partner of the Year” by Association of Development Officers http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/neighbors/4119-jill-singer-named-community-partner-of-the-year-by-association-of-development-officers-14898938174119-jill-singer-named-community-partner-of-the-year-by-association-of-development-officers-1489893817 http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/neighbors/4119-jill-singer-named-community-partner-of-the-year-by-association-of-development-officers-14898938174119-jill-singer-named-community-partner-of-the-year-by-association-of-development-officers-1489893817

Left to right: Fran Higgins, Interim President, Association of Development Officers ​ and Jill Singer, Founder, Jill Singer Graphics.

Jill Singer, founder of Jill Singer Graphics, was recently honored as the “Community Partner of the Year” by the Association of Development Officers (ADO) at the organization’s annual Philanthropy Awards Breakfast at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown, NY. Singer was recognized alongside Betsy Steward (Fundraiser of the Year), Peter Samaha (Outstanding Philanthropist Award), the Pro Bono Partnership Board of Directors (Board Philanthropic Award) and David Singer (Outstanding Corporate Philanthropy).

Each year, ADO brings together nonprofit staff and Board members, philanthropists, foundation and corporate directors, elected officials, and community members to showcase outstanding examples of philanthropy, fundraising and volunteerism and celebrate the impact these actions have on the quality of life in our area.

Jill Singer, a member of the ADO Board of Directors, was chosen as Community Partner of the Year in recognition of her contributions to the organization – she donates graphic design and marketing services to encourage membership and promote events – as well as her career-long commitment to supporting Westchester nonprofits professionally and personally.

“Jill is a wonderful and generous partner, helping us showcase our offerings in a beautiful and exciting way, so we can attract more people and grow our organization,” said ADO Interim President Fran Higgins of the Arc of Westchester Foundation.

Addressing attendees, Singer credited them for their hard work and giving her career its purpose. “I feel so lucky to have a career that allows me to contribute, in a small way, to the miracles you perform,” she said. “I know it’s not easy, and that your challenges can sometimes feel overwhelming. But through my clients and colleagues I’ve heard so many of your success stories — It may be one person, animal or acre at a time, but to the one you have helped – you have changed the world. And those victories add up.”

Singer also reminded the business community of their responsibility, adding: “None of this would get done without you, and I hope you not only feel proud, but continue to keep this in the forefront of your life’s mission. It’s incumbent upon all of us to do what we can to help.”

In addition to serving on the Board of ADO, Jill Singer is an Ambassador and the Chair of the Solopreneurs Council for the Business Council of Westchester, a member of the Building and Reality Institute, and a member of this year’s class of Leadership Westchester. She established Jill Singer Graphics in 1985, two years after graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has worked with more than 400 business and nonprofit clients. For more information, visit www.jillsingergraphics.com.

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mjdardano@gmail.com (Hillary Millman) Neighbors Tue, 21 Mar 2017 03:44:00 -0400
PUFSD Board of Education Meeting Agenda March 21 http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/politics/4125-pufsd-board-of-education-meeting-agenda-march-214125-pufsd-board-of-education-meeting-agenda-march-21 http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/politics/4125-pufsd-board-of-education-meeting-agenda-march-214125-pufsd-board-of-education-meeting-agenda-march-21

Agenda Pleasantville BOE Meeting Tuesday March 21, 2017 7:30pm PHS Library Media Center

A. Approval of Board of Education Meeting minutes of February 28, 2017

RECOGNITION OF ACCOMPLISHMENT SPECIAL REPORTS
A. Budget Review – Staffing REPORTS FROM THE DAIS

  1. Superintendent’s Report

  2. Liaison Reports

SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONS

RESOLVED, that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the following resignations:

  1. Douglas, Khyle Teacher Aide

    Effective Date: End of day 2/16/2017

  2. Garbuio, Lauren Teacher Aide

    Effective Date: End of day 2/15/2017

  3. Longo, Thomas Teacher Aide

Effective Date: End of day 3/3/2017

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Agenda High School Library Media Center March 21, 2017 7:30p.m.

B. APPOINTMENTS/REAPPOINTMENTS

RESOLVED, that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the following Appointments/Reappointments:

1. Substitute Teacher – 2016-2017 School Year
a) Crowe, John Step 1 (uncertified)

  1. Substitute Teacher Aides – 2016-2017 School Year:

    1. a)  Crowe, John Step 1 (uncertified)

    2. b)  Ruggiero, Ariella Step 1 (uncertified)

  2. Teacher Aide – 2016-2017 School Year:

a) Mancini, Kelly Step 1 (uncertified)

  1. Spring Coaches – 2016-2017 School Year:

    1. a)  Bordonaro, Paul – Lacrosse, JV - Volunteer

    2. b)  Gomerman, Gary – Softball, JV – Volunteer Coach

    3. c)  Marino, Andrew – Baseball, Varsity - Volunteer

  2. For your information:

    1. a)  Tristan Pagliari, a student from Pace University, will serve as an unpaid Student Observer in the High School effective 3/1/2017, under the supervision of Chris Welsh.

    2. b)  Juliana Saric, a student from Mercy College, will serve as an unpaid Student Teacher in the High School effective 3/20/2017 under the supervision of Phyllis Grella.

    3. c)  Annabel Rusoff, a student from Lehman College, will serve as a Student Intern in the Bedford Road School from 3/15/17 – 6/16/17 under the supervision of Christine Harris.

    4. d)  Elyssa Federici, a student from Lehman College, will serve as a Student Intern in the Bedford Road School from 3/15/17 – 6/16/17 under the supervision of Liz Sebring.

    5. e)  Lillian Mintev, a student from Lehman College, will serve as a Student Intern in the Bedford Road School from 3/15/17 – 6/16/17 under the supervision of Eileen Prizeman.

    6. f)  Stephanie Zimei, a student from Lehman College, will serve as a Student Intern in the Bedford Road School from 3/15/17 – 6/16/17 under the supervision of Eileen Eustace.

    7. g)  Jennifer Rakoff, a student from Lehman College, will serve as a Student Intern in the Bedford Road School from 3/15/17 – 6/16/17 under the supervision of Ann Brown.

    8. h)  Lindsey Rosenthal and Nicole Mattison will be taking their second year of Child Rearing Leave for the 2017-2018 School Year.

    9. i)  Mary O’Malley will be returning from Child Rearing Leave for the 2017-2018 school year.

VI. RECOGNITION OF AUDIENCE

VII. BUSINESS OF THE BOARD

A. RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE ON PRE-SCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION

BE IT RESOLVED, that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Committee on Pre-School Special Education, the Board of Education reviews the following classifications and arranges for the following placements and/or services for cases numbered: 0916, 3015.

B. RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL EDUCATION

BE IT RESOLVED, that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Committee on Special Education, the Board of Education reviews the following classifications and arranges for the following placements and/or services for cases numbered: 321617, 361617, 221617, 291314, 301617, 821314, 231314, 411415, 311213.

C. ACCEPTANCE OF NON-RESIDENT TUITION STUDENT

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the following non-resident tuition student for the 2016-17 school year and authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to sign a contract delineating tuition rates for this special education student.

Sending School District Student ID Program Location 1. Mt. Pleasant CSD # 20048 TSP PHS

D. APPROVAL OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

1. RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the appointment of Asset Works, for professional services, to provide a Web Based Software Application for Fixed Asset Tracking, for May 1, 2017 –
April 30, 2018, at a maximum of $1,600.

2. RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the appointment of Westchester County Department of Health, for professional services, to provide Maintenance for Special Education Students, for the 2016-17 school year, at a maximum of $142,305.

3. RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the appointment of Summit School, for professional services, to provide Tuition for a Special Education Student, for February 2017, at a maximum of $3,408.80.

  1. APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

    1. RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the appointment of Rosemary Williams, for additional professional services in the amount of $1,000, to provide Orientation & Mobility Services, bringing the 2016-17 school year maximum to $2,500.

  2. APPROVAL OF AFFILIATION SITE AGREEMENT

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Superintendent of Schools is hereby authorized to execute an Affiliation Site Agreement between the Pleasantville School District and the University of Scranton, effective February 17, 2017 and authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to sign said agreement.

G. APPOINTMENT OF ELECTION INSPECTORS

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby appoints the following individuals to work as Election Inspectors at the Annual School District Meeting and Election on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at a rate of $14.50/hour and authorizes the District Clerk to hire substitutes for Election Inspectors who cannot serve on the day of the vote:

  1. Carol Kelly

  2. Thomas Puls

  3. Mary Joan Maher

  4. Vicki Cory

H. RATIFICATION OF MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby ratifies the Memorandum of Agreement dated March 3, 2017, between the Pleasantville Union Free School District and the Civil Service Employees Association effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019, and appropriates the monies to fund the 2016-19 Agreement between the parties;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the President of the Board of Education is hereby authorized to execute a collective bargaining agreement between the parties based upon the Memorandum of Agreement which incorporates all of the agreed upon conditions of employment.

I. APPROVAL OF BOCES CONTRACT

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby authorizes the President of the Board of Education to execute a contract for services during the 2016-17 school year with Southern Westchester BOCES.

VIII. BUSINESS AFFAIRS

A. APPROVAL OF HEALTH CONTRACT

RESOLVED, that, upon the recommendation of the Assistant Superintendent for Business, the Board of Education approves the following Health Services Contract for the 2016-17 school year:

White Plains City School District – 6 students at $996.58; total cost of $5,979.48

  1. NEW BUSINESS/OLD BUSINESS

  2. ADJOURNMENT 

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milosun@optonline.net (PUFSD Board of Education) Politics Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:16:11 -0400