Pleasantville's HamletHub http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:23:01 -0500 HamletHub.com Nominations are Open for Pleasantville 2016 Business Person of the Year http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/neighbors/4064-nominations-are-open-for-pleasantville-2016-business-person-of-the-year4064-nominations-are-open-for-pleasantville-2016-business-person-of-the-year http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/neighbors/4064-nominations-are-open-for-pleasantville-2016-business-person-of-the-year4064-nominations-are-open-for-pleasantville-2016-business-person-of-the-year

As part of Chamber's mission to promote good business practices, we present a Business Person of the Year award annually to the member who consistently demonstrates

Business Excellence, Community Spirit, Innovation, Leadership, Vision  

All Pleasantville businesses are invited to submit one nomination for their choice of Pleasantville Business Person of the Year. The deadline for nominations is March 3rd, 5pm.

In the second step of the process, beginning March 9th, each member will have an opportunity to vote for one candidate from the final group of nominees. 

To place a nomination send and email to info@pleasantvillechamber.com Subject: Nomination for 2016 Business Person of the Year

Previous recipients of this awards are:

2015 Annette Colasuonno, Lil’ Chocolate Shopp
2014 Michael Marchica, I Fetish Optique
2013 Matt Jaros, Glass Onion Originals
2012 Karen Cammann, Tompkins Mahopac Bank
2011 Bill Flooks, Beecher Flooks Funeral Home, Inc.
2010 Mal Costello and Robert Spitalieri, Frank & Joe’s Deli                                                                                                                        2009 Lucio Rocca, Lucio’s Pizza and Shane McGaffey, PCTV                                                                                                                       2008 Yvonne Van Cort and Roy Solomon, The Village Bookstore                                                                                                                   2007 Phil McGrath, Iron Horse Grill                                                                                                                                                          2006 Rino Letizia, Mediterraneo Ristorante and Caffe                                                                                                                                              2005 Ed Elliott, Edwin O. Elliott, Jr. A.I.A., Architects John Krysko and Nancy Rosanoff, Marmaduke Restoration Partners                                   2004 Doug Crossett, McArthur’s American Grill and Michael’s Tavern                                                                                                            2003 Chris Cornell, Cornell Gallery andBarry and Linda Schwartz, Try & Buy Toy Stores                                                                                 2002 Ted Buerger, PleasantvilleNY.com                                                                                                                                                          2001 Steve Apkon, The Jacob Burns Film Center                                                                                                                                                 2000 Jerry Spano and Frank Tancredi, Tancredi & Spano Architects 

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milosun@optonline.net (Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce) Neighbors Sat, 18 Feb 2017 06:44:08 -0500
The Pleasantville Senior Prom will remain at Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff. http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/politics/4059-pleasantville-h-s-seniors-face-trump-national-prom-dilemma4059-pleasantville-h-s-seniors-face-trump-national-prom-dilemma http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/politics/4059-pleasantville-h-s-seniors-face-trump-national-prom-dilemma4059-pleasantville-h-s-seniors-face-trump-national-prom-dilemma

The Pleasantville Senior Prom will remain at Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff.

Seniors voted 97-44 to keep the June 8 prom at the golf club owned by the 45th President of the United States.

The prom was booked in Feb. 2016, by a group of parents, faculty, and students, before Donald Trump became president. A nonrefundable deposit of $4,000 -- money raised by both students and parents -- was put down when the prom was booked.

Students had expressed concern about holding the prom at a Trump venue after his executive order restricting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Students decided to vote on whether to move the prom to a politically neutral location, wanting to make sure everyone felt comfortable attending.

"I'm really glad we allowed the students to have a respectful dialogue about this," Angela Vella, president of the Pleasantville Board of Education, said. "They listened to all the facts, they cast their vote and they have spoken. I support their decision."

With the votes counted, Vella said she hopes the class can be unified and that everyone decides to go to the prom.

"I would hate for anyone to miss out on this celebration because of their political views," Vella said. "I want them to enjoy this capstone event in their lives. I'd like to put this behind us."

 

Photo Credit: Yelp

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milosun@optonline.net (Pleasantville Daily Voice) Politics Sat, 18 Feb 2017 04:16:00 -0500
Erica Romano of Pleasantville has qualified for the Fall 2016 Dean's List. http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/neighbors/4067-erica-romano-of-pleasantville-has-qualified-for-the-fall-2016-dean-s-list4067-erica-romano-of-pleasantville-has-qualified-for-the-fall-2016-dean-s-list http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/neighbors/4067-erica-romano-of-pleasantville-has-qualified-for-the-fall-2016-dean-s-list4067-erica-romano-of-pleasantville-has-qualified-for-the-fall-2016-dean-s-list

Erica Romano of Pleasantville has qualified for the Fall 2016 Dean's List at Seton Hall University. To make Dean's List, students must have at least a 3.4 GPA and can get no grade lower than a C.

One of the country's leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership - developing students in mind, heart and spirit - since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 80 rigorous majors, Seton Hall's academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, US News & World Report and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Seton Hall, which embraces students of all religions, prepares its graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and caring global citizens. Its attractive main campus is located in suburban South Orange, New Jersey, and is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, offering a wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities. The university's nationally recognized School of Law is prominently located in downtown Newark. For more information, visit www.shu.edu.

 

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milosun@optonline.net (Seton Hall University) Neighbors Sat, 18 Feb 2017 04:15:23 -0500
NYS Maple Weekend Offers Tours, Samples and more! http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/places/4065-nys-maple-weekend-offers-tours-samples-and-more4065-nys-maple-weekend-offers-tours-samples-and-more http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/places/4065-nys-maple-weekend-offers-tours-samples-and-more4065-nys-maple-weekend-offers-tours-samples-and-more

Maple Weekend 2017

March 18-19 & 25-26, 2017

Every spring, the members of the New York State Maple Producers Association invite families and friends into their “sugar houses” to experience the world of pure NY maple syrup. Located at approximately 160 farms and museums across New York State, Maple Weekend offers a delicious, fun-filled outing that has a little something for all maple-lovers to taste and experience.

Join them this year March 18-19 & 25-26, 2017 for sugar house tours, samples, activities and much more.

Locate your nearest participating maple farm.

Find Pancake Breakfasts.

To learn more about the Maple Weekend, please visit our About Maple Weekend or on Facebook.

 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (New York State Maple Producers Association ) Places Sat, 18 Feb 2017 03:58:00 -0500
Winter Break Programs for Children at Mt. Pleasant Public Library http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/events/4066-winter-break-programs-for-children-at-mt-pleasant-public-library4066-winter-break-programs-for-children-at-mt-pleasant-public-library http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/events/4066-winter-break-programs-for-children-at-mt-pleasant-public-library4066-winter-break-programs-for-children-at-mt-pleasant-public-library

When the kids are off from school for February break, come in from the cold for music, dance, and furry friends at the Mt. Pleasant Library (350 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville). 

Wednesday, February 22, at 11:00 am, Turtle Dance Music presents The Winter Wonderland Music and Comedy Show! This "turtle-riffic" musical experience is designed to engage children through song, movement, stories, pictures, and interactive music technology. This sensory-friendly program is appropriate for all ages, but is specifically geared to ages 2 through 10. Each song in the 60-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time. Kids will play instruments, try out interactive music technology, and dance throughout the show. No reservations required, just come and enjoy the fun.

Thursday, February 23, at 2:00 pm, show for children ages 3 through 5. The Nature of Things presents Animals from Around the World. Children will meet animals with fur and feathers, scales and shells. All children will have the chance to pet these animals safely while learning who they are, where they live, and how they survive in the wild. Space is limited for this popular program. Register online at www.mountpleasantlibrary.org or call 914-769-0548.

Thursday, February 23, at 3:15 pm, show for children ages 6 through 9. The Nature of Things presents Exploring Habitats and How Animals Survive in Winter. This hands-on animal program is about animals that possibly live in our backyards and others who live far away. Children will learn about what these amazing animals must do in order to survive in the wild during the winter! Space is limited for this popular program. Register online at www.mountpleasantlibrary.org or call 914-769-0548.

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milosun@optonline.net (Martha Mesiti) Events Sat, 18 Feb 2017 03:03:39 -0500
WInter Feast at The Pleasantville indoor Farmers Market http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/places/4063-winter-feast-at-the-pleasantville-indoor-farmers-market4063-winter-feast-at-the-pleasantville-indoor-farmers-market http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/places/4063-winter-feast-at-the-pleasantville-indoor-farmers-market4063-winter-feast-at-the-pleasantville-indoor-farmers-market

Westchester Magazine's final round of voting for their Food & Drink category ends this Sunday. If last month your vote helped Pleasantville Farmers Market become a finalist in this week's final round -- THANKS so much!

If you LOVE how the Market is doing, PLEASE VOTE AGAIN in this week's final round, in the farmers market section, by CLICKING HERE.

We appreciate that you sustain the Pleasantville Farmers Market's mission each Saturday by shopping directly from our farms and food artisans. The Market strives year-round to earn your loyalty by providing you with the most diverse, delicious variety of fresh, regionally-grown foods, as well as a warm community gathering place to see neighbors and enjoy creative programs.

When your vote causes the Market to be recognized as "the Best", that publicity attracts new visitors which is good for our farmers and food artisans. It also reinforces that our non-profit, community-based approach is a good model for others to use too. All local markets do their part to support regional farmers. In Pleasantville, we also:

  • Offer over 20 high-responsibility internships to high school students from across Westchester
  • Provide thousands of dollars annually in direct aid and support for school programs and student scholarships
  • Limit vendor/producer participation to inspected family-run operations
  • Address hunger locally through the SNAP program and by helping direct excess produce to local food pantries
  • Provide visibility to local non-profits to share their good works
  • Have weekly nutrition talks, culinary demos, diverse music and kids events

The Market will be handing out its Market Coasters this Saturday, highlighting the Best of Westchester contest - be sure to grab a set of four to take home.

Open When, and Park Where?

The Indoor Market is open Saturdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Pleasantville Middle School. Please honor the 9:00am start to allow our vendors the opportunity to prepare. Click here for directions to the Indoor Market. Click here for a map showing our three parking lots and nearby street parking.

Who's In This Week?

View our Map of the Market to see where vendors visiting this Saturday will be located in the marketplace. You can also have a look at our Vendor Page by clicking here -- note that each vendor's "Frequency" is listed, clarifying how often they will visit the Indoor Market each month.

In addition to our Weekly Vendors the following Rotation Vendors will also be in this Saturday:

Consider Contributing Food

The Market maintains a bin every Saturday so shoppers may "buy an extra item of produce" to contribute to families in need. This week the bin is located in the center of the Market. Volunteers from the Pleasantville Community Garden collect all items at the end of the day, along with donations from farmers, and deliver them promptly to organizations such as Hillside Food Outreach. Since its establishment in June 2014, the Pleasantville Community Garden has donated over 30,000 pounds of fresh food! All this food has gone to kids, adults and seniors who don't have enough. This provides nutrition, which is expensive, but is very needed for people, and our communities, to remain healthy.

Staycation Next Week? Travel To The Market

Local school districts are closed next week. If you're staying in the area, please keep supporting regional farmers and food artisans by shopping the Market. Consider all the ways to travel vicariously through the foods they bring. Bombay Emerald Chutney Company uses family recipes from India to create delicious chutneys and frozen products like samosas, kofta, saag, rajma and roti rolls. Sample a taste of France in Hudson Valley Duck Farm's duck confit. Strudel Z states they come from "strudel-land" and many shoppers will travel to the Market Saturday for their popular fruit-filled strudels. Red Barn Bakery and Conant Valley Jams will be in, and they both source the region to create their special treats. In many ways the Market is a reflection of the eco-tourism that has made the Hudson Valley so popular as a destination for farm tours and farm-to-table dining. Market shoppers truly are able to enjoy farm-to-table meals every week, at home. Why drive to Maine for seafood when Pura Vida Fisheries brings fresh scallops, oysters and wild caught fish almost to one's door? Each Saturday morning vehicles from throughout out the foodshed arrive filled with the finest, freshest foods. If you're in town, enjoy your staycation by traveling to the Market.

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milosun@optonline.net (Steven Bates) Places Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:43:00 -0500
LEGO® Weekend at The Maritime Museum in Norwalk http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/places/4062-lego-weekend-at-the-maritime-museum-in-norwalk4062-lego-weekend-at-the-maritime-museum-in-norwalk http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/places/4062-lego-weekend-at-the-maritime-museum-in-norwalk4062-lego-weekend-at-the-maritime-museum-in-norwalk

Maritime Aquarium

LEGO® Weekend will be taking place Saturday- Monday from 10-5pm.  With paid admission, the cost is free to watch or $5 to build an animal.  “Watch, and help, as LEGO experts from Play-Well TEKnologies create an enormous ocean scene using everyone's favorite colorful building blocks!  They'll create the scene, and (for $5) guests can build a small LEGO shark, seal, turtle or other marine creature that will be part of the finished piece.  Plus, at hands-on "Dreaming Big" engineering stations (each weekend in February), kids can build & test simple projects – and learn the sciences behind them.  It's all to celebrate the ingenuity and innovation featured in the new IMAX movie, "Dream Big," opening Feb. 17.”

Check out the Coral Reef Exhibit!  “A rainbow of colors dart and dash in our new 3,000-gallon Coral Reef exhibit, open now just past the Sea Turtles exhibit.

Meet more than 40 species of reef fish native to the Indo-Pacific, including brilliantly colored varieties of tangs, triggerfish, wrasses and more.

Displays explain why reef systems are so important to the ocean, yet why they’re also so fragile.

Plus, learn how global ocean currents can connect water in reefs on the other side of the planet to our local Long Island Sound – and thus, how our stewardship of the Sound also means good stewardship of all Earth's marine ecosystems.

The exhibit is a perfect pairing with the new IMAX movie, "Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean," opening Sept. 6.”

The aquarium is definitely worth a trip up the Merritt or 95!

Click here to learn more about Maritime.

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milosun@optonline.net (Maritime Museum) Places Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:37:12 -0500
Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul "With Genevieve!” at Tarrytown Music Hall http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/events/4061-disney-s-choo-choo-soul-with-genevieve-at-tarrytown-music-hall4061-disney-s-choo-choo-soul-with-genevieve-at-tarrytown-music-hall http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/events/4061-disney-s-choo-choo-soul-with-genevieve-at-tarrytown-music-hall4061-disney-s-choo-choo-soul-with-genevieve-at-tarrytown-music-hall

 

On Sunday, February 19th, at The Tarrytown Music Hall, it’s “All aboard Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul “With Genevieve!” Genevieve is the hippest of all singing train conductors. Together with DC, her beat boxing, break dancing railroad engineer, Genevieve brings Choo-Choo Soul to Tarrytown for a show full of soulful renditions of the ABC’s, 1-2-3’s, and all your favorite Disney songs covered with catchy beats. Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul “With Genevieve!” has been honored with a Parents Choice Award for Children’s Television.”  Showtimes are Sunday, 2/19 at 1 and 4pm.  Ticket prices are $25 for adults and $20 for children.

 

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milosun@optonline.net (Tarrytown Music Hall) Events Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:32:41 -0500
Venetian Carnivale at the Briarcliff Manor http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/events/4060-venetian-carnivale-14872209294060-venetian-carnivale-1487220929 http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/events/4060-venetian-carnivale-14872209294060-venetian-carnivale-1487220929

Therèsa Fernand and her team at Eventures Divine have created an authentic Venice, Italy, style carnival experience like we have never seen in Westchester County, with an Astrological, Magic of the Stars theme. This will not be your typical sit-down dancing performer dinner show. This highly experiential event incorporates the guests, into the whole evening! On Friday, February 24, 2017 from 7:30pm to 12:00am, the charm of historic mansion, The Briarcliff Manor, located at 25 Studio Hill Road, Briarcliff, NY 10510, will provide the perfect setting where adults will be treated to something they have never experienced before in Westchester County.
 
Guests will be transported back in time, at this interactive, historically driven production of the world famous Venetian masked ball. Guests will truly enjoy this experiential adventure, which engages the five senses; old world through contemporary Italian tastes, beautiful visual arts and musical sounds. A feast will be had as patrons explore traditional favorites like Baccalà, homemade Arancini, Braised Short Ribs with Creamy Polenta, and all of the Arthur Avenue favorites, including, homemade sausage. Of course nothing says Italian carnival more than the homemade fried deliciousness of Zeppole and Crostoli, and of course gelato. All will be welcomed with signature Champagne cocktails upon arrival, and end the evening with the delicious “Signature” Expresso and Cordial Station. Craft Beer, Wine and soft drinks will be available all evening. Artists will draw pictures of the guests, inspired by da Vinci, face and body art and astrological influences will be present throughout the night’s theme. World class entertainment will be had by Asher Laub, whose expertise in trans-genre improvisation have led to a career as a soloist in demand, performing at venues such as Madison Square Garden and Lincoln Center.
 
Tickets for Eventures Divine’s Astrologico Carnevale di Venezia are now available on-line at: https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/76407/chk/1d75 for $130/Ticket, which includes everything listed above, all entertainment, food, and the full experience. Guest can take advantage of the Valentine special by entering Code “Valentine” to save $20/Ticket by 9pm on Friday, February 17th. For more information, please visit www.Eventuresdivine.com or contact Therèsa Fernand at Magic@eventuresdivine.com or by calling (914) 500-7195.
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PatrickB@EventsRemember.com (Eventures Divine) Events Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:24:50 -0500
ARC Stages Presents SYLVIA http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/places/4030-arc-stages-presents-sylvia-beginning-february-3rd4030-arc-stages-presents-sylvia-beginning-february-3rd http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/places/4030-arc-stages-presents-sylvia-beginning-february-3rd4030-arc-stages-presents-sylvia-beginning-february-3rd

Arc Stages, located at 147 Wheeler Avenue in Pleasantville, presents SYLVIA.

In a New York City upper west side apartment in the 1990s we meet Greg and Kate, a middle aged, upper middle class married couple, experiencing their newly empty nest in very different ways. Tensions increase between them when Greg brings a stray dog home named Sylvia. Greg quickly becomes completely obsessed with Sylvia, causing the couple to reevaluate their marriage.

Sylvia has a timely message of the need for connection in an increasingly alien and impersonal world.

Buy Tickets

Click for info on the Cast

Performance Schedule

Friday, February 17 at 8pm

Saturday, February 18 at 8pm

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milosun@optonline.net (ARC Stages) Places Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:43:00 -0500
Axial Theatre Presents "Twisted Valentines" http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/places/4042-axial-theatre-presents-twisted-valentines4042-axial-theatre-presents-twisted-valentines http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/places/4042-axial-theatre-presents-twisted-valentines4042-axial-theatre-presents-twisted-valentines

Eight one-act plays sharing an offbeat and unsentimental take on the Feb. 14 paean to love – under the banner of Twisted Valentines – will be on stage for two consecutive weekends, Feb. 10–12 and 17-19, under the auspices of Axial Theatre at its Pleasantville location. Authors, directors and casts include members of Axial’s resident company.

Performances take place Friday, Feb.17 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. at the Community House of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville, New York 10570.

Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 seniors and students, and can be purchased online (search: Axial). For more information: (914) 286-7680.

The plays to be performed Feb. 17 -19, are as follows:

Sharon Cooper’s In the Meantime (playwright-in-residence, Cry Havoc), is directed by Michael Witkes (Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observership Candidate 2016–17) and features Dan Walworth and Rofa Abayon. Says Cooper, “There’s a fine line between a break-up and a breakthrough in this ‘in the meantime’ relationship.”

Gin Joint, by award-winning playwright (Planet Activist award, Planet Connections) Gabrielle Fox, head instructor of Axial’s playwriting program, will be directed by Jennifer Siciliano and performed by Marilyn Collazo and Sean Weil (Gotham, Jennifer Jones, Boardwalk Empire, Blue Bloods, Law & Order). Notes Fox:“In all the gin joints in all the towns in all the worlds she walks into his…in ‘the dress.’”

Secret Dreamers by Ed Friedman (Gallery Players, LI Theatre Collective), directed by Pat O’Neill, performed by Gail Greenstein, Lori Franzese and Nancy Intrator, explores how “A museum date leads to sisterly revelations embedded in canvas.”

Kissing Will by Virginia Reynolds (semi-finalist, Samuel French OOB Festival), directed by Michael Witkes and featuring Ann Gulian (HBO’s Show Me a Hero) and Lucas Kane (Best Actor, 2016 Aery 20/20 Festival), shows how “Paris, the city of lights, and a park bench, invite Claire and Will to ‘see’ who they truly are.”

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milosun@optonline.net (Axial Theatre) Places Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:47:00 -0500
Thomas Marrone of Pleasantville Helps Launch Harvest Share Buddies Partnership http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/neighbors/4058-thomas-marrone-of-pleasantville-helps-launch-harvest-share-buddies-partnership4058-thomas-marrone-of-pleasantville-helps-launch-harvest-share-buddies-partnership http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/neighbors/4058-thomas-marrone-of-pleasantville-helps-launch-harvest-share-buddies-partnership4058-thomas-marrone-of-pleasantville-helps-launch-harvest-share-buddies-partnership

Thomas Marrone of Pleasantville, helped launch a new service-learning partnership aimed at getting local elementary school children excited about growing their own food.

With grant funding acquired through SUNY Oneonta's Center for Social Responsibility and Community, Assistant Professor of Biology Sean Robinson built and installed vegetable grow boxes in all 12 kindergarten through fifth-grade classrooms at Riverside Elementary School last fall.

As an added challenge for the fifth-graders, Robinson built hydroponics growing units and placed them side-by-side with the regular grow boxes so the students could see which type of system worked better for their plants.

Marrone, who is majoring in Adoloscent Education- Social Studies, was assigned to one of the classrooms as part of a group of three to four student "box buddies." A total of 68 biology and sociology students participated in the program. Throughout the fall semester, the students visited their assigned classrooms several times to help the children plant vegetables and herbs and to present lessons about food, society, the environment and plant biology. Each lesson included group discussion and a hands-on activity, such as a game or worksheet.

"This project has really helped my students learn the information better," said Robinson. "It's also helped with other skills, such as public speaking. Initially the students were nervous about presenting in front of anybody-even little kids-but then by the second or third week, they got totally into it. They got comfortable, they found their groove. And they had fun with it."

After a successful launch, Fulkerson and Robinson said they are excited about the partnership's potential to grow. Robinson will continue to visit the school this spring to check on the plants, and school Principal Melinda Murdock is working on plans for a harvest festival or local foods tasting event. Next fall, Fulkerson will have a new group of sociology students doing classroom visits, and he hopes to get more faculty members and schools involved.

"I think the model is a really good one in terms of bringing the college students to the elementary-age students," Fulkerson said. "Everybody benefits: the community, our students. It's a win-win."

See an interactive story about the partnership

A liberal arts institution with a strong focus on undergraduate research and service learning, SUNY Oneonta consistently gains recognition for delivering excellence and value. The college has been named to Kiplinger's list of "100 Best Values in Public Colleges" for 10 years running and sits at No. 12 on the 2017 U.S. News and World Report list of the best public institutions in the region. SUNY Oneonta enrolls 6,000 students in its 70 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs.

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milosun@optonline.net (SUNY Oneonta) Neighbors Wed, 15 Feb 2017 02:59:24 -0500
Native Plant Center at WCC: Pre-Sale Deadline and Spring Programs http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/places/4057-native-plant-center-at-wcc-pre-sale-deadline-and-spring-programs4057-native-plant-center-at-wcc-pre-sale-deadline-and-spring-programs http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/places/4057-native-plant-center-at-wcc-pre-sale-deadline-and-spring-programs4057-native-plant-center-at-wcc-pre-sale-deadline-and-spring-programs

Pre-Sale Deadline Is Soon, February 21 Place Your Order Today!
 
Don't miss out on the fabulous offerings in our 2017 Pre-Sale Native Plant Catalog, available online. The deadline iFebruary 21st.
 
Choose from among 50 beautiful and beneficial species of perennials, grasses, ferns, trees, shrubs, and vines. Peruse photos and descriptions of the plants, download the order form, and place your order.
 

Beat the winter blues by planning your spring planting. Select from among 50 beautiful and beneficial species of trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, and ferns. Other species will be available at our annual sale on April 29, 2017. No need to wait: Peruse the catalog and plant photos, download the order form, and place your order today!

2017 Pre-Sale Catalog: Descriptions of plants available for sale

Plant Photos: Images of the plants available for sale

Order Form: Download, fill in, and mail or fax

Spring Landscape Conference on Native Plants in Public Spaces March 13: Register Online Today!
 
The Native Plant Center's 2017 Spring Landscape Conference, Going Public: Native Plants Take Root from Parks to Parkways will explore the use of native plants in public spaces. The event will be held at Westchester Community College in Valhalla on Monday, March 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a snow date of Friday, March 17.
 
Increasingly native plants are being used in public parks, along roadsides, and beside waterways where they bring people in touch with nature, attract wildlife to otherwise barren sites, and revitalize local economies. The Conference will include five presentations that will feature successful designs, address funding and maintenance challenges, and discuss native plants that can survive these demanding spaces.
 
Earn 5 LA-CES and up to 4 ISA professional credits. For details and to register, click here.
 
Learn to Garden Sustainably Sign Up for Go Native U Classes
 
The spring semester of Go Native U is under way. Take classes and dig deeper into the world of gardening with native plants.
 
Upcoming courses include two new offerings:  Gardening with Deer (March 4), and The Pollinator Victory Garden (April 1). Ever-popular returning courses include: Native Perennials: Spring/Summer (March 25) and Identifying Ferns of the Northeast (April 5). And so much more! Most classes offer LA-CES professional credits.
 
For the full schedule of classes, click here. To register, call 914-606-6830 and press 1.
 
The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College,75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY 10595
914-606-7870  nativeplantcenter.org
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milosun@optonline.net (Native Plant Center) Places Wed, 15 Feb 2017 02:48:47 -0500
Pleasantville Strong Parent Forum February 28th http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/neighbors/4033-pleasantville-strong-parent-forum-february-28th4033-pleasantville-strong-parent-forum-february-28th http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/neighbors/4033-pleasantville-strong-parent-forum-february-28th4033-pleasantville-strong-parent-forum-february-28th

PARENT FORUM 7:00 pm FEBRUARY 8TH 2017 PLEASANTVILLE HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY, 60 Romer Avenue

Pleasantville STRONG invites parent’s educators, health professionals and high school age students to join us at our next parent forum where we will be welcoming Stephanie Marquesano, founder of the Harris Project.

http://www.theharrisproject.org/

Stephanie Marquesano created The Harris Project after her son Harris died by accidental overdose in October 2013, at the age of 19. Harris Blake Marquesano was a real person. He was a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. When Harris died, at the age of 19, he was suffering from co-occurring disorder (COD) which is the combination of one or more mental health issues (anxiety, depression, ADHD) and substance abuse.

Here are some facts about the relationship between mental health and substance abuse issues

Did you know that 60-70% of those addicted to substances have co-occurring disorders?
Did you know that 9.2 million Americans meet the clinical diagnosis for co-occurring disorders?

The Harris Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization created to promote, support and advance education, screening, treatment and research opportunities to improve the lives of adolescents through young adults presenting with symptoms of and/or diagnosed with co-occurring disorders (COD). 

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milosun@optonline.net (Pleasantville Strong) Neighbors Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:37:00 -0500
Three Distinguished Musicians Perform at Chamber Music Concert in Pleasantville Feb. 26 http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/events/4037-chamber-music-concert-2-264037-chamber-music-concert-2-26 http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/events/4037-chamber-music-concert-2-264037-chamber-music-concert-2-26

The Pleasantville Chamber Music Society’s third free concert of the 2016-17 season, featuring three musicians with glowing resumes, will be presented on Sunday, February 26, at 3:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville, NY.

      The program:

*Bach: sonata for violin and piano in E Major, BWV 1016

*Stravinsky: L'histoire du Soldat for violin, clarinet, and piano

*Chopin: Waltz for solo piano Op. 64 No. 2 in c-sharp minor

*Chopin: Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62-2, arranged for violin and piano by Saint-Saens

*Grieg: Sonata for violin and piano No.3 in c minor

       Two of the acclaimed performers—Jesse Mills, violin, and Rieko Aizawa, piano, appeared in Pleasantville with the Howszowski Trio in 2014 in a memorable concert.  The third performer, Todd Palmer, clarinet, has been nominated for three Grammy awards and has appeared with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, among many others.

Free parking is available at the church, in nearby municipal lots, and on the street.

The Pleasantville Chamber Music Society, begun in 1976, is supported by the business and professional community and individual contributions.

For more information about PCMS and this concert visit the PCMS Website at www.pvillechambermusic.org.

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dsfranklin@aol.com (Dan Franklin) Events Tue, 14 Feb 2017 04:34:00 -0500