Pleasantville's HamletHub http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:58:43 -0400 HamletHub.com On the Children's Shelf: Summer Reading Ideas http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/life/4179-on-the-children-s-shelf-summer-reading-ideas4179-on-the-children-s-shelf-summer-reading-ideas http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/life/4179-on-the-children-s-shelf-summer-reading-ideas4179-on-the-children-s-shelf-summer-reading-ideas

It's almost time for summer reading! There are so many reasons we love summer reading. My children love the freedom of picking any book they want. They can read as much or as little as they would like, and some days are big reading days, and others are little reading days, and that's okay. They can try a book that's beyond their level. They can revisit old friends in favorite books from when they were little.

A few ideas to make summer reading amazing:

1. Visit library book sales. I love being able to say "pick any books you want," and at $1 or so a book, it is still an inexpensive afternoon. Or go on the last day when they have amazing deals like fill a bag with books for $5.

2. Get kids their own library cards. Mine are hoping this is the summer they will be old enough and responsible enough for their own library cards (and I can't wait to surprise them with that milestone trip to the library).

3. Sign up for summer reading through your library. At our library, the children receive prizes for every 10 books they read. If your library doesn't have a summer reading program, buy a few fun little items (pencils, erasers, thinking putty) and start your own summer reading challenge.

4. Start of summer surprise. They come home from school that last day and are so excited for the freedom summer brings, and 5 minutes later they are telling you they are bored. Be prepared with a start of summer surprise...some books, some water toys (mine got a water balloon kit last year that was the biggest hit).

5. Encourage your children to revisit favorite books. I love listening to my kids still laugh out loud when rereading Piggie & Elephant. Those books never get old in our house despite the fact that my children are well past the Piggie & Elephant target audience age.

6. Throw a book party. My kids love to have a party and especially love a theme. Dress up as your favorite character. Have a Harry Potter party...watch the movie, wear your house colors, and drink butter beer.

7. Donate old books. This might seem like the odd item on this list, but I've found that when we go through their bookshelves and donate books, my children find several books they meant to read but completely forgot about. Plus, I like balancing something new coming into the house with something old we no longer use going out.

8. Pick a book to read as a family read-aloud. This summer we plan to read "Fablehaven" by Brandon Mull aloud. There's something magical about reading books aloud. Maybe we will even light a fire and make s'mores during our read-aloud.

9. Read a book your child recommends to you. My children love recommending books to me, and they get so excited when they see me reading their recommendations. It seems to make them excited to read more and find another great book to recommend.

10. Just have fun. Summer reading should be fun. No worry about reading for set times or the just right book. No pressure. Just enjoy.

Photo of book sign by Jessica Collins

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sally.stra@gmail.com (Jessica Collins) Life Sun, 18 Jun 2017 06:35:00 -0400
Mike Risko Music Brings Global Make Music Day to Westchester with Community-Wide Event June 21st http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/events/4177-mike-risko-music-brings-global-make-music-day-to-westchester-with-community-wide-event-june-21st4177-mike-risko-music-brings-global-make-music-day-to-westchester-with-community-wide-event-june-21st http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/events/4177-mike-risko-music-brings-global-make-music-day-to-westchester-with-community-wide-event-june-21st4177-mike-risko-music-brings-global-make-music-day-to-westchester-with-community-wide-event-june-21st

Mike Risko Music brings the worldwide Make Music Day Celebration to local residents with Make Music Ossining/ Briarcliff on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Make Music Day is an annual one-day event where free, live musical performances, opportunities to make music and other musical events take place around the world on the longest day of the year. Musical festivities locally coordinated by Mike Risko Music are part of this global celebration of music making taking place in over 750 cities. Inspired by France’s te de la Musique, Ossining and Briarcliff are the first and only communities in Westchester to be celebrating Make Music Day. This event has steadily grown with venues increasing for musical events from just 6 last year to 25 local host venues for this year’s event.

Mike Risko Music is inviting everyone to join in the global music celebration. If you aren’t participating as a performer, you can come be an audience member. Or simply make music in your own back yard.

The exciting day will start off at the Mike Risko Music School at 144-146 Croton Avenue with a light breakfast and morning “Jam” session with the Mike Risko Band and friends. Participants then can help the Mike Risko team “spread” music all over the community throughout the day. People can meet there and join their Flash Mob as they go on a tour of all the venues participating in the event.  Community members can download the free Make Music Day App on their iPhones and/or follow the musical lineup and check out all the shows and pop up concerts planned for the day in Ossining and Briarcliff. The complete list of musical events can also be accessed through the Mike Risko Music website. The Flash Mob will check in throughout the day on the Make Music Ossining Briarcliff Facebook page which you can follow and try to meet up with them.

“By hosting and organizing this international event we are taking the two things we love, music and business and marrying them together which enables us to support so many fellow businesses in this area in addition to promoting the music world,” said Mike Risko. “Making music positively affects the community at large and we are excited to officially kick off the summer by turning our community into a stage and celebrating the many talented musicians all over the area.” This global event is presented by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation and has members and partners from coast to coast, including Mike Risko Music, opening their doors and bringing together their communities’ celebrations of Make Music Day. According to NAMM making music has been shown to strengthen social connectivity, reduce stress, lower blood pressure, stimulate memory, and is integral to a well-rounded, enjoyable life. By participating in Make Music Day, Mike Risko Music, is one of more than 50 U.S. communities encouraging every form of music making while community members band together and play in free public concerts. For more information on Make Music Day visit Musichttp://www.mikeriskomusicschool.com/makemusicday.html

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pr2marketingbiz@gmail.com (PR2) Events Sun, 18 Jun 2017 06:07:34 -0400
Mike Risko Music in Ossining Named Top 100 Music Stores Worldwide http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/places/4174-mike-risko-music-in-ossining-named-top-100-music-stores-worldwide4174-mike-risko-music-in-ossining-named-top-100-music-stores-worldwide http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/places/4174-mike-risko-music-in-ossining-named-top-100-music-stores-worldwide4174-mike-risko-music-in-ossining-named-top-100-music-stores-worldwide

Mike Risko Music in Ossining has been named one of the world’s Top 100 musical instrument and product retailers for the fourth year in a row. The global association for the music products industry, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), will formally present Mike Risko Music with the Top 100 honor on July 14th during the industry’s upcoming trade event as part of  the 2017 Summer NAMM  Show in Nashville, Tennessee.

      The Top 100 designation recognizes recipients for the following criteria: a demonstrated commitment to exceptional customer service, proven community advocacy and support for music education, an exemplary retail experience worth returning for and recommending to others, merchandising and marketing tactics that encourage repeat sales, sound planning for future success, employing marketing and training initiatives and engaging and effective use of web and social media.

     “We are so honored to earn this worldwide distinction in the music industry  and proud to be named a winner for the fourth consecutive year.  We are also thankful to our community for supporting the arts and our business through the years and we will continue to work hard to make sure to meet the musical needs of Westchester.” said Mike Risko, owner at Mike Risko Music.  The local school and store is also under consideration to receive the Dealer of the Year award, NAMM’s highest honor for retailers, and seven other “Best of” awards including: Best Store Design, Best Marketing and Sales Promotion, Best Online Engagement, Music Makes a Difference Award, Best Emerging Dealer, Best Store Turnaround and Best Customer Service. Winners of these categories, as well as Dealer of the Year, will be announced at the July 14th award ceremony in Nashville.  Businesses vying for Top 100 status are evaluated for a sound business model, resourceful approaches, and effective implementation of best practices. A panel of independent judges scores each entry to determine the Top 100. Dubbed the ‘retail Oscars’ by Music Inc. magazine, NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer Awards spotlights the industry’s very best music product retailers.

“At the heart of Mike Risko Music, there is a story of inspiration, dedication and a pursuit to create a more musical world,” said Joe Lamond, President and CEO of NAMM. “Mike and Miriam Risko and the team at Mike Risko Music are important ambassadors for making music in Ossining and surrounding towns and they exemplify the passion for making music that unites us all.” The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is a not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 9,900 member companies located in 100 countries.  For more information about NAMM, please visit www.namm.org and for more information on Mike Risko Music visit www.mikeriskomusicschool.com

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pr2marketingbiz@gmail.com (PR2) Places Sat, 10 Jun 2017 12:07:57 -0400
Ichabod’s of Sleepy Hollow Brings Residents Local History and Culinary Options for All Ages http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/places/4171-ichabod-s-of-sleepy-hollow-brings-residents-local-history-and-culinary-options-for-all-ages4171-ichabod-s-of-sleepy-hollow-brings-residents-local-history-and-culinary-options-for-all-ages http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/places/4171-ichabod-s-of-sleepy-hollow-brings-residents-local-history-and-culinary-options-for-all-ages4171-ichabod-s-of-sleepy-hollow-brings-residents-local-history-and-culinary-options-for-all-ages

Sleepy Hollow has been known for years for the infamous meeting between Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman one fateful night and now locals can dine at the newly opened Ichabod’s Restaurant and enjoy the legendary story while relaxing with a great meal. The family friendly pub-style restaurant, which opened its doors’ a few months ago on Cortland Street, offers a casual dining experience complete with inexpensive favorites to please all palates. 

As the story goes, Ichabod Crane was a teacher by day and a lover of food, drink and song. He lived in the homes of his students and enjoyed delicious home cooked meals with those families. The inspiration for Ichabod’s Restaurant was derived from that old fable and the menu and atmosphere were created to emulate that feeling and complement that homemade culinary taste.   “Our main goal at Ichabod’s is to provide our guests with a warm familiar feeling found only around your own kitchen table,” said Chef/Owner Tom Erdman. “When you walk in our door you step back into time and enjoy real homemade specialties and delicious comfort foods.” With years of food service industry experience under his belt Erdman, a native of Lake George who now resides in Brooklyn, says he has been interested in the restaurant business since he was a young boy watching his mother and grandmother cook. The accomplished chef can often be found coming from behind the kitchen to personally greet his guests. Erdman, who worked in many well-known restaurants in Manhattan and throughout the country, is happy to be here in Sleepy Hollow with its community feel and deep history and hopes the combination of his extensive culinary expertise and vast people skills will give guests the ultimate dining experience.

Ichabod’s menu features appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads and specialties such as Pan Seared Salmon, Steak Frites and a unique dish called Thanksgiving Dinner complete with turkey, mash potatoes, stuffing and gravy. Customers can lounge at the bar and watch TV while enjoying specialty cocktails, such as the Sleepy Collins, Maple Bourbon Smash and the Hot & Dirty as well as homemade juices all pressed in-house and blended by hand with homemade syrups. The fully stocked bar also offers a vast selection of beer and carefully selected wines from local family owned vineyards.

Ichabod’s is conveniently located at 128 Cortlandt Street in Sleepy Hollow and is open weekdays for dinner and happy hour and Saturday and Sunday for brunch. The restaurant can also accommodate small private parties. For more information or to view the full menu visit their website at www.ichabodsofsleepyhollow.com or like them on Facebook to hear about upcoming promotions and events.

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pr2marketingbiz@gmail.com (PR2) Places Sat, 10 Jun 2017 11:06:52 -0400
On the Children's Shelf: When Just One Passage Changes Your World http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/life/4175-on-the-children-s-shelf-when-just-one-passage-changes-your-world4175-on-the-children-s-shelf-when-just-one-passage-changes-your-world http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/life/4175-on-the-children-s-shelf-when-just-one-passage-changes-your-world4175-on-the-children-s-shelf-when-just-one-passage-changes-your-world

Earlier this year, a friend texted me a passage from Holly Goldberg Sloan's book "Counting by 7's." From reading just that passage, I knew I needed to read the book, and once I started, I couldn't put it down. A few weeks ago, that same friend texted me a passage from Sloan's "Short." I'm dying to read "Short," but this one passage my friend sent has really stuck with me and deserves its own "On the Children's Shelf."
 
Before I continue, a quick message to my friends reading this: If you don't already text me pages or passages from books while you read, please do so. I love book texts.
 
So what could she possibly have written that I can't stop thinking about? She wrote about family photo albums and the stories they tell. Doesn't sound like a deep profound topic, but it was because she talks about the story being told by one person. The person who does the job of making the photo album or scrap book gets to write their version of the family history.
 
As a photographer and a mom, this made me think a lot. I wondered about the story my family would tell if they made our family photo books. I wondered how similarly or differently we see the same family story.
 
This week, I got to challenge myself a bit with this very idea. I had the task of putting together a slide show for a group in which my children participate. The photos would cover several years of the children's experiences in their Girl Scout troop. Years and years of photos to tell their story as a group. I immediately found my favorites, but I thought of Sloan's words. I was telling my story, and really, it isn't just my story. It's my children's story. It's their friends' story. It's their troop's story.
 
So I went back through the photos and choose a few for the moms - you know the ones that make you feel all weepy for how little they were and how much they have grown. I looked at the photos through the children's eyes and picked ones that I knew they would love. They weren't the most artistic photos I've taken, BUT they captured personalities and funny moments. As soon as the video began, and the children started giggling together, I knew I had picked the photos and memories they would love. I picked photos that showed some of the fun things they did because that is part of their story. I picked one for me, that perfect afternoon light photo with the brilliant fall colors that felt like Girl Scouts meets L.L. Bean catalogue. Yeah, that picture was my moment in the story, but unlike other photo groups I've put together, this one hopefully told a piece of everyone's story.
 
While Sloan's words on a family photo book may not seem that dramatic, they made me think about how I do things. That made me see the world through others' eyes. They made me think. I love when books make me step outside of myself and see the world differently. This book made me see my own actions differently.
 
If one page could be this powerful, I can't wait to read the rest.
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sally.stra@gmail.com (Jessica Collins) Life Sat, 10 Jun 2017 10:07:00 -0400
A Workshop Series on Bees and Beekeeping at Hilltop Hanover Farm. http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/places/4074-a-workshop-series-on-bees-and-beekeeping-at-hilltop-hanover-farm4074-a-workshop-series-on-bees-and-beekeeping-at-hilltop-hanover-farm http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/places/4074-a-workshop-series-on-bees-and-beekeeping-at-hilltop-hanover-farm4074-a-workshop-series-on-bees-and-beekeeping-at-hilltop-hanover-farm

“Bee” inspired to learn about the fascinating world of honey bees and beekeeping during a workshop series offered at Hilltop Hanover Farm in Yorktown Heights.

The workshop will introduce you to the basic terms used in beekeeping, bee biology, and a brief history of beekeeping, along with learning about the members of the colony and their function, as well as the various types of hives and equipment required. In addition, guidance will be provided as to how to purchase bees and how to start your own hive.

Dates for the series are as follows:

Sept. 16: Harvesting your Honey   Nov. 11: Products of the Hive for Health and Home

Classes run from 10 a.m. to noon. Fee is $20 per class or $100 for the complete series.

For more information and to register online, go to brownpapertickets.com/event/2881629 or call (914) 962-2368.

Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center is located at 1271 Hanover Street in Yorktown Heights.

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milosun@optonline.net (Hilltop Hanover Farm) Places Sat, 10 Jun 2017 05:18:00 -0400
Building & Realty Institute “Goes To Lunch” for a Good Cause http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/life/4169-building-realty-institute-goes-to-lunch-for-a-good-cause4169-building-realty-institute-goes-to-lunch-for-a-good-cause http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/life/4169-building-realty-institute-goes-to-lunch-for-a-good-cause4169-building-realty-institute-goes-to-lunch-for-a-good-cause

BRI Trustees & Staff, clockwise, from left to right: Nat Parish, Parish & Weiner Environmental and Planning Consultants;  Jeff Hanley, Associate Director of the Building & Realty Institute (BRI); Carmelo Milio of Trion Management, and President, Board of Trustees, Building & Realty Institute (BRI); Margaret Collins, Director of Membership, BRI; Ken Finger, Finger & Finger, A Professional Firm, Chief Counsel, Building & Realty Institute; Steve McCulloch, Houlihan Parnes; Angelo Ponzi, Keller Williams Realty;  Dave Amster, President, Prime Locations, Inc.; Jeff Stillman, Stillman Management, Inc; Brett LaRocque, Associate VP, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company of NY;  Front Row Left to Right - Lisa Cordasco, President, New Crystal Restoration; Jane Curtis, Vice Chair, BRI Coop & Condo Advisory Council; Diana Virrill, Chairwoman, BRI Coop & Condo Advisory Council;  Margie Telesco, BRI Office Manager.

Officers and staff of the Building & Realty Institute of Westchester (BRI) recently participated in a fundraising effort for SHORE a long-established non-profit organization working to secure housing for Westchester’s homeless population.

Each year, SHORE (Sheltering the Homeless is Our Responsibility) partners with Sam’s of Gedney Way, a popular White Plains restaurant, to raise funds for their housing and homeless programs. Maggie Collins, Director of Membership and Communications for BRI commented, “2016 marked the beginning of our support for SHORE’s mission. As the Building & Realty Institute of Westchester, this could hardly be a more perfect alignment. Simply put, it’s in our name and we look forward to continuing our support.”

Albert Annunziata, Executive Director of the BRI, said that supporting the broad social spectrum of housing programs in Westchester is one of the BRI’s chief missions. “Our association is committed to supporting efforts to provide housing for all. In particular,we have consistently advocated for housing that is affordable and for housing and vital related services for those less fortunate in Westchester

County.”

Carmelo Milio, 2016 President of the BRI, led the 14-person delegation of officers and staff for lunch. The lunch was highlighted by a visit by Sister Susan McCarthy, of the order of Sisters of Divine Compassion in White Plains. She spoke briefly to the BRI attendees about SHORE and expressed her gratitude for the participation. The fundraiser was hosted by Sam’s of Gedney Way, which donated a percentage of all lunch and dinner meals to SHORE.

The Building & Realty Institute is one the largest construction, development and real estate-related industry trade associations in New York State. Founded in 1946, the Westchester County, NY based organization has more than 1500 members, primarily in the Westchester/Mid-Hudson Valley region of the state.

The BRI is supported by a multi-talented professional and consultant staff versed in all facets of the building industry: planning, engineering, law, insurance, environmental regulations and governmental relations on a state, county and local level. Their services extend to all facets of the Building and Realty.

industries. For more information about the Building & Realty Institute, please contact Maggie Collins at 914-273-0730 or visit the website: https://buildersinstitute.org/.

Photo by Barbara Hansen, Hansen Photographics

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mjdardano@gmail.com (Michael Dardano) Life Tue, 30 May 2017 14:02:51 -0400
2017 Westchester Green Business Winners to Be Honored http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/neighbors/4168-2017-westchester-green-business-winners-to-be-honored4168-2017-westchester-green-business-winners-to-be-honored http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/neighbors/4168-2017-westchester-green-business-winners-to-be-honored4168-2017-westchester-green-business-winners-to-be-honored

7th Annual Westchester Green Business Recognition Event & Awards Ceremony

7th Annual Westchester Green Business Recognition Event & Awards Ceremony

Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino, The Business Council of Westchester President & CEO Dr. Marsha Gordon, WGB Program Directors Dani Glaser and Scott Fernqvist will present awards to these distinguished companies for their green business efforts. The award recipients include:

  • Charles W. Brown, Jr. Sustainability Award 
    Hendrick Hudson Free Library
  • Organizational Commitment
    Carver Center
  • Energy
    DeCicco & Sons
  • Waste Management & Green Products
    Blue Book Building & Construction Network
  • Transportation
    Field Goods
  • Land Use & Water Resources
    United States Tennis Association (USTA)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Briarcliff Manor
25 Studio Hill Road
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

For more information, please click click here.

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mjdardano@gmail.com (Michael Dardano) Neighbors Tue, 30 May 2017 14:02:01 -0400
A Day at Hogwarts: Celebrating 20 Magical Years of Harry Potter! http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/events/4170-a-day-at-hogwarts-celebrating-20-magical-years-of-harry-potter4170-a-day-at-hogwarts-celebrating-20-magical-years-of-harry-potter http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/events/4170-a-day-at-hogwarts-celebrating-20-magical-years-of-harry-potter4170-a-day-at-hogwarts-celebrating-20-magical-years-of-harry-potter

Attention Wizards, Witches and even Muggles! Harry Potter Fans of ALL AGES are welcome to attend "A Day at Hogwarts: Celebrating 20 Magical Years of Harry Potter!" This celebration is in honor of the 20th anniversary of the release of "Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone."  Please join us for festivities including House Sorting, Wand Making and Spells, History of Magic (trivia), Herbology, Divination and more!

A Day at Hogwarts will be held on Saturday, June 24 from 1-3PM at the Cultural Arts Coalition's Studio Around the Corner at 67 Main Street in Brewster, NY. Free Admission. Feel free to come in costume! Muggles are welcome! RSVP:  www.CulturalArtsCo.com,  toscac2010@gmail.com or 845-363-8330

 

REGISTER ONLINE

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Cultural Arts Coalition) Events Fri, 26 May 2017 06:57:31 -0400
Pleasantville Music Festival ROCKS on July 8 http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/events/4167-pleasantville-music-festival-rocks-on-july-84167-pleasantville-music-festival-rocks-on-july-8 http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/events/4167-pleasantville-music-festival-rocks-on-july-84167-pleasantville-music-festival-rocks-on-july-8

Saturday, July 8, the Pleasantville Music Festival will once again be rocking. Thousands of friends, families and lovers of live, world-class rock, setting out their chairs, blankets and tents, going up to the stage and dancing.

Food and drink, a beer & wine garden for the adults, fun activities to keep the kids happy, and a zero-waste program to keep the Earth happy. Plus stuff to buy, charities to learn about, and a warm, positive backyard vibe.

All combined with world-class headliners, breakout stars and local artists you need to know, hand-picked and brought to our stages by dedicated music fans, and presented once again by Westchester Medical Center.

Not to mention the dedication of hundreds of volunteers and our long-standing Exclusive Broadcast Sponsor, 107.1 the Peak.

It's New York's Backyard Jam. 

It all happens right here on Parkway Field in beautiful Pleasantville, New York in the heart of Westchester County.

For a complete lineup of bands and to purchase tickets, click here. 

 

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Pleasantville Music Festival) Events Mon, 22 May 2017 14:29:14 -0400
Best taste in Westchester? 10 water suppliers compete during National Drinking Water Week http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/events/4156-best-taste-in-westchester-10-water-suppliers-compete-during-national-drinking-water-week4156-best-taste-in-westchester-10-water-suppliers-compete-during-national-drinking-water-week http://news.hamlethub.com/pleasantville/events/4156-best-taste-in-westchester-10-water-suppliers-compete-during-national-drinking-water-week4156-best-taste-in-westchester-10-water-suppliers-compete-during-national-drinking-water-week

Help Choose the Best-Tasting Water in Westchester to Mark National Drinking Water Week

Join Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino on Tuesday, May 9, as he casts the first vote for the best tap water in Westchester.

Stop by the Westchester County Department of Health’s annual tap water contest in White Plains to join the judging and quench your thirst with water from around the county. Then, vote for the one you like the best. Held to highlight the quality of public water supplies during National Drinking Water Week, this year’s blind taste test will take place in front of the Michaelian Office Building, 148 Martine Avenue, White Plains, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The water supply with the most votes will be declared the winner, and will compete regionally. The rain date is Wednesday, same time and place.

“We are all winners because we have access to a safe supply of this important natural resource that the county health department works hard to protect,” said Astorino. “Stop by and cast your vote.”

The 10 participating water suppliers in this year’s competition are: Village of Elmsford, Cortlandt Consolidated Water District #1, Greenburgh Consolidated Water District #1, City of Peekskill, Scarsdale Water Department, Suez Rate District #1, Mount Vernon Water Department, Ossining Water Department, City of Yonkers and City of White Plains.

Experts say a good glass of water should be clean, crisp, clear and cool. The county’s health department and the water suppliers sample the public waters routinely, and all contest participants meet all water quality standards.

For more information about the contest or other water quality initiatives, contact the Westchester County Department of Health at (914) 813-5000, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wchealthdept, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/wchealthdept or visit www.westchestergov.com/health.

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Westchester.gov) Events Sun, 07 May 2017 16:47:05 -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
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aseward100@aol.com (FDA) Public safety Wed, 05 Apr 2017 07:38:00 -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.

Click "Log In"

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Put in your Title

Your name (Author's Alias)

Write your piece. The format is similar to Wordpress for creating blog pieces.

Scroll down to the bottom and put in the following:

An Image: Follow prompts to add your image.Select a category: Life, Neighbor, Events, Places, Politics, CharitiesStart Publishing: Pick a date from the calendar. DON'T FORGET TO CLICK SAVE

Please respect your neighbors. Postings may not include profanity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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