Brewster's HamletHub Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:03:01 -0400 Warning! This is your summer window! Do not miss it!

I have heard of Kripalu for years, and decided that this would be the summer I would finally spend a weekend there.  As a life coach I remind others that self care is the only answer to lead a sustainably joyful life.  Practicing what I preach is my challenge.  I actually booked this in May when it became evident that I may not get any vacation time this summer.  This has happened to me in the past.  As September neared, I would panic knowing that my window had shut until December.  Somehow summer was over before it started!
Can anyone relate to this?  I finally realized that nobody was going to suggest that I take some time off.  I have worked in salons for years as a hair colorist.  I now do both coaching and hair color. (Yes, I even invite my clients to participate in coaching tools if they are willing.)
In the salon world, it is never easy to book a last minute vacation without canceling lots of frustrated clients.  In the coaching world, it is all about being proactive and planning the life you want- rewards included.
The good news is that I got to Kripalu and have the last week of August off.  Everything I set my intention for came to fruition.  And this was very much the lesson shared by the presenters, Mike Dooley, author of "Notes From the Universe" and Lorna Byrne, author of "Angels in My Hair".  They both have many books to their credit, but these are their most recognizable ones.  Their course was called "Using All of Your Angels: How to Live Deliberately with Spiritual Guidance".  
I so enjoy accessing all sources of positive energy.  Yet somehow I had never sought full out angel work. One could say I dabbled in angels. I was long overdue.
The messages were profound, multi layered and boil down to three major points.  
1. We do not ask for enough support here among earthlings or from powers beyond our scope.  Angels are there to help even if you do not believe in them.  There are so many unemployed angels waiting to help you with the most menial tasks.
2.We have the power to change absolutely everything in our lives.  There are no tests.  We are not being tested.  We are exactly who we are supposed to be.  The key is to move.  Move in a direction with an intention.  Even if you have to work a sucky job, go do it.  Get out of bed.  Do your best in that sucky job and keep looking for a better opportunity.  Hone your skills.  Bathe frequently. Go lightly on the garlic.  Learn to make good impressions while at the sucky job. Knock on doors even if it is uncomfortable.  Oprah, Bradley Cooper and Simon Cowell are not going to call you. 
Looking for love? Ask someone for their number if you feel a twinge in your stomach.  Get out there.  You have to go out and take baby steps. Just like Bill Murray in "What About Bob?" The universe will support you.
3.  All there is is love. Love is all there is. Tell people you love them every day.  Accept love from others.  It is the glue.  If you are not feeling it, you can begin now.  It is never too late.  There is a reason we hear this everywhere.  Read "Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl" if you cannot hear it from angels and all of the greatest love songs.
There was so much else!  Three points barely scratch the surface. Mostly I am grateful that I booked this weekend and still have a week off.  It is not a month in New Zealand or a tour of Italy, and it was remarkable.  Stop waiting until everything is huge and perfect and two weeks or more.  Making the beautiful in between parts of your life a priority will never be a waste. That is where the joyful life resides.  In the spaces between.
Oh, and yes, I met my Guardian Angel.  His name is Philip and he wears pink.  What's not to love?

Kathleen Troy, ICF Certified Life Coach specializing in relationships, deeper purpose, and times of transition. Email Kathleen at or visit her Second Spring Coaching website at for a complimentary discovery session. 

]]> (Kathleen Troy, ACC Certified Life Coach) Life Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:04:50 -0400

The Doansburg Chamber Ensemble will continue its 2019 season with performances by its Chamber Orchestra. The program will be performed on Saturday, August 31st  at 7 p.m. at St. Mary in the Highlands Episcopal Church at 1 Chestnut Street at the intersection of Routes 9D and 301 in Cold Spring, New York, and on Sunday, September 1st at 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church at 2103 Route 6, just west of Brewster, New York. The Ensemble will feature flutist, Christine Smith. Scheduled repertoire for this concert includes Symphony in C Major Z21 by V. Pichl, J.C. Arriaga's Symphony in D Major, W.A. Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major, and Symphony 74 in E flat Major by F.J. Haydn.

The Doansburg Chamber Ensemble consists of accomplished musicians who, along with several guest artists, annually present a concert series of outstanding musicianship in a charming, rural church setting. The artists have been heard at major performance venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and Lincoln Center. Their artistic musicianship will please audiences of all ages. Miss Smith is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, Pre-College Division, and she holds a Masters Degree in Education. Her solo appearances have included performances for U.S. Forest Service personnel at the Harding Ice Field in Alaska.  She has performed at Grace Church in White Plains on their Noontime Series, as well as performing with the St. Peter’s Chamber Orchestra.  Christine is currently conductor of the Putnam Symphony Orchestra, and she is the conductor of a number of vocal ensembles.  Her principal teachers have been Alan Cox, Jeff Khamer, Samuel Baron, and Julius Baker. 

Programming is made possible, in part, through the Putnam Arts Council's Arts Link Grant Program with public funds provided through the NY State Council on the Arts, with support from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the NY State Legislature.

Tickets for the concert are available at the door at $10 for general admission and $9 for seniors and students. For further concert information, or to order advance tickets, please call (845) 228-4167.

Christine Smith

Artistic Director and Principle Flutist
Doansburg Chamber Ensemble
35 Upper Lake Road
Mahopac, NY  10541
(845) 228-4167

]]> (DOANSBURG CHAMBER ENSEMBLE) Events Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:27:04 -0400
BBB Tips: 6 Scams for College Students to Avoid

With tuition payments, financial aid applications and school supplies, August marks the month for students looking to spend their money on going back to colleges or universities. However, scammers take on this opportunity to sway students who are looking for better ways to manage their money. Whether you’re starting school yourself or have kids who are vulnerable to such scams, BBB suggests students watch out for these financial scams before heading into the new semester. 

  • Fake Credit Cards - It’s not a secret that deals which appear to be a quick and easy way to spend money are offered to college students to get them to apply for their first credit card. On top of the fact that this could potentially  stir up a credit problem, some of the deals could be a fake gimmick to get access to student’s personal information. Do your research on those credit card flyers, emails, promotions and mailers before applying. Read our BBB Tip on credit card scams
  • Too Good to be True Apartments - It’s hard to not jump on a convenient apartment so close to campus, especially if it advertises affordable rent. It’s tempting to hand over credit card information online to lock in a great spot, but it’s always worth seeing the apartment in person prior to a money transfer. This also applies to Craigslist listings of other students looking for roommates. 
  • Safe Credit Reports - After the age of 18, it’s a good idea to start becoming more aware of your credit score and start adapting some healthy money habits. It’s also a helpful signifier of any unusual activity and possible ID fraud. While there are multiple traps online trying to snag your social security number with a fake credit score scam, safely check your credit score at
  • Scholarship and Grant Scams - Phone calls from companies guaranteeing they can help reduce loan payments or set you up with a hefty grant are worth researching. Even searching the company online could bring up scam alerts from other victims. Contact the school’s financial aid office for advice on the company’s legitimacy or how they can help otherwise. Scholarship scams can affect college students even after graduation; read our tips on scholarship scams
  • Employment Scams - In 2018, employment scams were the #1 culprit for scams attacking 18-25 year olds. Job offerings can be sent directly to school emails, promising flexible hours and a beyond expected pay. There would be no need to send a social security number electronically without knowing exactly who you are sending it to. For more types of employment scams, visit BBB's Tips: Employment Scams.
  • Awareness of Current Scams - As tech savvy as current college students can be, a surprising number of scams reported to BBB’s ScamTracker are from students who learned their lesson too late. Use BBB’s ScamTracker to learn of the latest scam trends and read local reports of specific incidents. 

According to 2018’s BBB’s ScamTracker Risk Report, 41.6% of students reported a loss when exposed to a scam as compared to 28.3% of non-students. Students, who are freshly exposed to managing their own finances, are online looking for ways to save. It is important to be aware of scammers looking to take advantage of others. Contact your local BBB if you are unsure of something that could possibly be a scam.

]]> (CTBBB) Public safety Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:39:07 -0400
Introduction to Oil Painting

Arts on The Lake in Kent will be holding an Introduction to Oil Painting class starting September 9th from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. This 6 week class is an introduction to the world of oil painting. We will discuss everything from the chemistry of oil paint, resins and solvents, to how to set up your palette, and understanding the function of color. We will also explore different approaches to paint application and talk about the importance of developing a composition. 

Arts on The Lake is located at:

The Lake Carmel Arts Center
640 Route 52
Kent Lakes, NY 10512

For more information, click here.

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Farm-to-Table Market Recipe of the Week: Grilled Peach & Arugula Salad

Grilled Peach & Arugula Salad

Serves: 6
Time: 30 Minutes


3 tablespoons of your favorite vinegar (Arlotta Food Studio)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons Olive oil (Arlotta Food Studio)
2 tablespoons honey syrup (Salinger’s Orchard)
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot (Deep Roots Farm)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 medium peaches, quartered (Breezy Hill Orchard or Salinger’s Orchard)
6 cups fresh arugula (about 4 ounces) (Orchard Hill Organics)
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled (Maitri Farm or Cabbage Hill Farm)
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese (Plum Plums Cheese)


For dressing, whisk together first six ingredients.

Place peaches on an oiled grill rack over medium heat. Grill, covered, turning occasionally, until lightly browned, 6-8 minutes.

To serve, line a platter with arugula; top with peaches, crumbled bacon & ½ of the goat cheese. Drizzle with dressing; top with remainder of cheese.

Recipe & photo provided by John Jay Homestead Farmers Market 

Saturdays at 10:00am to 2:00pm
400 Jay Street, Katonah

Support YOUR local farmers market!
]]> (John Jay Homestead Farm Market ) Life Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:03:13 -0400
Village of Brewster Film Festival Kicks off This Weekend.

VOB Film Festival Schedule 

Aug 24, 25, 31 and Sept 1

The VOB Film Festival will be showing films with a variety of formats, themes, and styles from around the world. This festival is an opportunity to see current films made outside of the mainstream movie industry. The Center is hosting ten different viewing sessions over the course of two weekends.

For information on films being shown, click on the dates below for each session

Saturday August 24:

Session 1, at 1 pm 

Session 2, at 4 pm 

Session 3 Horror, at 7:30 pm 

Sunday, August 25:

Session 1, at 1 pm 

Session 2, at 3 pm

Session 3,  at 5 pm

Saturday, August 31:

Session 1, at 1 pm

Session 2, at 4 pm 

Sunday, September 1:

Session 1, at 1 pm

Session 2, at 4 pm

]]> (VOB Film Festival) Events Thu, 22 Aug 2019 04:39:30 -0400
Schoolhouse Theater Celebrating 50 years : 3 days of Peace, Love & Music at Yasgur’s Farm: Summer, 1969 August 23, 8pm

I don’t know about you, but “Un-Block The Music” has always felt left-out of the “cool” group being too young to really remember much of the 1960s. How can I be a music writer and not have experienced the Woodstock Festival in 1969 in upstate New York? I watched the documentary and I’ve listened to the music, but I want more!!! Now, there’s a chance to get in a time machine and go back to 1969 at Schoolhouse Theatre this Friday night, August 23, when Guitarist Peter Calo and his Friends take everyone Back To The Garden

Peter is the musical director for the show which stars he and Lauren Fox with special guests Laurel Massé and my personal favorite, my daughter, 20-year-old Holly Block! Holly is proof that this music still has relevance today.

“Un-Block The Music” profiled Peter earlier this year Not only has Peter worked with a slew of musicians including blues and rock guitarist Robben Ford and Rock Goddess Carly Simon, he has played on musical theater projects as well. He also has his own album called “Time Machine.”

Peter told “Un-Block the Music” that Friday night’s show will not only be a concert, it will also be a trip back in time. The songs will be presented through the perspectives of the original 1969 artists. “It will almost feel like the singers and songwriters are telling the stories themselves,” he says. Like me, Peter was young in 1969, and his first exposure to it came through the movie. The song, “Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die” by Joe McDonald really hit home, Peter says. “He put the whole Vietnam anti-war sentiment into one song and he managed to do it in an almost humorous way.”

Even younger than Peter and I is, Lauren Fox, who seems to embody the era within her. If you read reviews of her shows, reviewers always says she seems to know more about the period than most people who lived through it. It doesn’t hurt, that not only is Lauren a talented singer, she has theatrical experience. In fact, she will be performing, The Evolution of Joni Mitchell at 54 Below in New York City, September 13 9 Lauren’s past three solo shows, Love, Lust, Fear & Freedom: The Songs of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen, Canyon Folkies: Over the Hills & Under the Covers, and Groupies: The Muses Behind the Legends of Rock & Roll have received critical acclaim from, among others, The New York Times.

At Friday’s show, other 1969 artists will be covered including Richie Havens, Melanie, Santana, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Band, Sly and The Family Stone, The Who, Joe Cocker as well as Crosby Stills and Nash. Laurel Massé, whose name you may remember as one of the original members of The Manhattan Transfer, will be performing songs of Jefferson Airplane. Holly is going to channel her inner Janis Joplin and Peter will even perform the Jimi Hendrix version of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner.”

So, come to The Schoolhouse Theater in your best tie-dye…and look for “Un-Block The Music” to say hi. I want to meet my readers and find new ones. Let me know how you enjoy the show.

Just a note: if you love Peter on Friday night, head up to Redding, Connecticut’s Town Square on Sunday, to hear his Joni Mitchell/Paul Simon Tribute. You can certainly learn a lot about American tovkhistory just listening to the music. (I bet even Kendrick Lamar would agree with that!)


]]> (Schoolhouse Theater Unblock The Music Blog) Events Wed, 21 Aug 2019 23:00:00 -0400
Postcard from Barbados

Steeped in tales of piracy and English colonialism, Barbados is doused in rum and set to the mouth-watering scents of weekend fish fries, it’s attracted travelers to its shimmering stretches of sand, five-star dining, and quaint fishing towns for many years. English is spoken everywhere, although the local dialect, Bajan Creole, is an English based Creole language spoken in informal settings.

The capital of Bridgetown is a bustling city is full of world-class shopping from designer jeweler and fine watches, to local art and Barbadian souvenirs. It’s where little rum bars pulse with the chatter of travelers and off-duty local fishermen alike. The UNESCO capital is filled with historic sites like the Chamberlain Bridge and the neo-Gothic Parliament Buildings. Palm trees line the Barbados Boardwalk beach front with quaint rum shacks and bars.

Oistins Fish Fry, located in the historic town of Oistin, has risen to become a veritable rite of passage for visitors and a go-to place for locals. The food is the main draw – fresh local fish – grilled or fried depending on the vendor you choose. Whether it’s tuna, swordfish, marlin, mahi-mahi, flying fish, or lobster, it’s cooked on the spot and to perfection. The seating plentiful, the atmosphere rustic and guests can listen to Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff and dance the night away in the cooling breezes under the swaying palm trees. It’s also a great place to pick up a few trinkets to bring back home. Hand crafted jewelry, colorful pottery, wood carvings and paintings all support the local economy.

Visitors can explore the islands heritage at Mount Gay, the islands rum distillery. Offering exhibitions that chronicle over 300 years of rum production on the island, tours reveal the process behind the refining of the Mount Gay taste, not to mention plenty of samples along the way. Don’t be surprised when you leave a bit lightheaded!

In Speighstown rows of ramshackle fishing shacks, centuries old architecture, and the restored 18th-century rooms at the Arlington House Museum, with stories of buccaneers and British slave drivers, give visitors an authentic historial picture of island life.

Harrison’s Cave, a crystalized limestone cavern toured by foot or by trolley is where visitors find themselves surrounded gleaming stalagmites and stalactites and experience a thunderous 40-foot waterfall that cascades into a stunning blue green lake. It’s said to be one of the most revered caves in the world.

One of my favorite ways to experience any Caribbean island is to explore the underwater life in the surrounding turquoise waters. On Carlisle Bay Beach I was able to secure a snorkling tour which took me by boat to a site directly over a shipwreck and afterwards to an area with a group of hungry sea turtles. After a busy afternoon of snorkeling I basked in the sun on this beautiful palm tree-fringed beach and with full bar service, sipped rum, snacked on a flying fish sandwich, and relaxed on an umbrella covered lounge chair. It was a great way to end the day.

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]]> (Sandy Ruyack) Neighbors Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:07:00 -0400
"About My Woods" App Helps Landowners And Hikers Explore Their Woods

About My Woods, a free smartphone app, is now available for download. The app is currently focused on Connecticut, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island & Vermont and they're exploring ways to expand the app to other states and regions.  Please feel free to share this beyond these states – and let them know where they should look to bring the app to more landowners.

Developed to help family forest landowners learn more about their land and connect to professionals who can help them, About My Woods is a great way to connect with the information that landowners need.

One of the unique features of the app is the ability of a landowner to pinpoint a spot on the map – either where they are located or any other spot in the region – and access maps and information specific to that location.

Maps include soils, land cover type, watershed and satellite view, providing users with instant and mobile access to information specific to individual parcels and locations.  With complete coverage in the four state region, landowners can access maps specific to their interests.

In addition to maps, the About My Woods app helps find local professionals – including state forestry educators, landowner organizations, Tree Farm committees, and land trusts active in the region.

Available for both Android and iPhones (and tablets), you can access the app by going to the App Store (Apple) or Play Store (Android) and simply typing “About My Woods” in the search bar.

If you do not have an Android or iPhone, you can browse this app online by clicking here. Watch an "Introduction to the "About My Woods" App  on YouTube.

Developed by NEFA
The North East State Foresters Association (NEFA) is the state foresters of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York working in cooperation with USDA Forest Service. This app is designed to assist woodland owners with understanding their woods and the options for managing it, by providing basic information and connecting them with forest professionals who can assist. App development funded by a grant from the USDA Forest Service. NEFA complies with federal nondiscrimination policy and is an equal opportunity provider.

About My Woods introduction

]]> (North East State Foresters Association (NEFA)) Places Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:28:08 -0400
Brewster Elks Lodge #2101 Annual Car Show August 25th

The Brewster Elks Lodge #2101 will be holding their Annual Car Show this Sunday August 25th from 10 am until 4pm at their lodge in Brewster.

Classic cars , Antiques, & Special interest Cars will be on display.


Admission is only $3.00 and  Children under 12: $1.00 

Show Car/Car Sale: $15.00 Pre-Registration: $10.00 

TROPHIES / PLAQUES FOR: •Best Paint •Engine •Interior •Kids Choice •Best Cars / Trucks 



Registration: 8:30am - 11,30am

]]> (Brewster Elks Lodge #2101) Events Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:32:40 -0400
It's Not Too Late Register For An Exhibitor Spot At The Children"s Expo & Public Safety Fair

The Children's Expo & Public Safety Day is the most comprehensive injury prevention and safety education event in the area! We hope you will join us as we celebrate the efforts of police, social service agencies, private partnerships, volunteer fire departments, and service groups that keep kids healthy and safe in Putnam County. We invite you to take this FUN, FREE opportunity and showcase the programs and services you provide.

If you have not yet registered for the 2019 Children's Expo & Public Safety Day on Sunday, September 22nd, it's not too late!

 To learn more about this event and how to become an exhibitor, click on the link located below.

Register today before space runs out!  

Prevention & Outreach Coordinator

When: Sunday, September 22nd

           11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Where: Donald B. Smith Campus

             112 Old Route 6

             Carmel, NY 10512

Contact: MaryBeth Ross


               Phone: (845) 808-1400 ext. 44121

               Cell: (845) 239-0449

]]> (MaryBeth Ross, Prevention & Outreach Coordinator) Events Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:03:55 -0400
Certify to Show Your Commitment to Wildlife

Certify to Show Your Commitment to Wildlife.

Anyone can create a welcoming haven for local wildlife. Turning your yard, balcony container garden, schoolyard, work landscape, or roadside greenspace into a Certified Wildlife Habitat® is fun, easy, and can make a lasting difference for wildlife.

How You're Helping Wildlife Rapid and large-scale changes to our lands and waters mean wildlife are losing the habitats they once knew. Every habitat garden is a step toward replenishing resources for wildlife such as bees, butterflies, birds, and amphibians—both locally and along migratory corridors. By adding pollinator-friendly and monarch-friendly plants when you certify, your garden also counts toward the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.

When you certify, your $20 application fee supports the National Wildlife Federation's programs to inspire others to make a difference and address the issues leading to declining habitat for wildlife nationwide. A portion of your fee also supports work for local wildlife in select affiliate partner states.

Certification Requirements Certified Wildlife Habitat® applicants are asked to confirm they’ve provided the required number of elements for each of the following:




Places to Raise Young

Sustainable Practices

Before applying, download the checklist to ensure you have met all the requirements for your wildlife garden. Benefits to Certification When you certify you will become a member of the National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife™ community and receive the following benefits:

1. Personalized certificate

2. A one-year membership in the National Wildlife Federation and subscription to National Wildlife® magazine

3. 10% off the National Wildlife Federation catalog merchandise, including nesting boxes, feeders, birdbaths, and other items to enhance your wildlife garden

4. Subscription to monthly Garden for Wildlife e-newsletter with gardening tips, wildlife stories, and other resources

5. Exclusive option to purchase attractive garden signs designating your garden as a Certified Wildlife Habitat® with the National Wildlife Federation

6. Make your garden a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat.

Get our NEW Certified Wildlife Habitat® sign! Our redesigned Certified Wildlife Habitat® sign incorporates the National Wildlife Federation's new logo, featuring our ambassador Ranger Rick. Only those who have created a wildlife habitat garden and earned Certified Wildlife Habitat® status can post the sign.

There are two ways to receive your sign:

Certify now and you'll have the option to purchase a sign.

Already certified? Log in to purchase a sign.

Click here for the National Wildlife Federation website.

You can find the Candlewood Valley Regional Land Trust on Facebook and the web.

]]> (Candlewood Valley Regional Land Trust) Neighbors Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:00:18 -0400
"WIN A $1500 WELLNESS DAY" from Sophia Natural Health Center

SOPHIA Natural Health Center in Brookfield announces 
"WIN A $1500 WELLNESS DAY" For Your Group, Company, 
Church, School or Organization! (Minimum of 10 people)
One Winner will be drawn per week. Wellness Day includes: 
  • Chair Massages
  • Stress Surveys
  • Body Function Testing
  • Health Consultations
  • Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Pain and Stress Relief Treatments
  • Healthy Snacks
Enter To Win by filling out the Registration Form and either:
Fax it:   203-740-9301
Or mail it to:
SOPHIA Natural Health Center
31 Old Route 7
Brookfield, CT 06804
Att: Laurie Hoffman


]]> (Sophia Natural Health Center) Life Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:17:24 -0400
"Finding Nemo" at Edward Ryan Memorial Park in Kent Tonight

Don't forget that our third movie night of the summer is TODAY, Wednesday the 21st!!  We'll be showing FINDING NEMO on the big screen at Ryan's Field and hope to see everyone there for what should be a great time.  For more info on this showing and the entire 2019 Movie Series lineup, click HERE!

All showings take place at Edward Ryan Memorial Park, start at sundown(8:00p) and are absolutely free to the public.  Plus, for the fourth straight year we'll be doing pre-movie games with prizes sponsored by our friends at Ted Hill Pest Control!  Games begin around 7:00p.

Free popcorn will be served but new this year we'll have a small concession stand running too (cash only)!  Also, as always, don't forget your camping chairs, blankets and anything else you need to make your movie-going experience just right.


]]> (Kent Recreation) Todays events Tue, 20 Aug 2019 21:40:21 -0400
Brewster's Gabriel Rush Appears in Two Movies Released This Month

Brewster's Gabriel Rush has hit the big screen again this month. Released on August 9, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a horror film directed by André Øvredal, based on the icon children's book series of the same name by Alvin Schwartz. The screenplay was adapted by Dan and Kevin Hageman, from a screen story by producer Guillermo del Toro, as well as Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan. The film, an international co-production of the United States and Canada, stars Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, and Lorraine Toussaint.

The movie is described as follows: "The shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large in the small town of Mill Valley for generations. It's in a mansion that young Sarah Bellows turns her tortured life and horrible secrets into a series of scary stories. These terrifying tales soon have a way of becoming all too real for a group of unsuspecting teens who stumble upon Sarah's spooky home."

Gabriel plays a nerdy Auggie Hilderbrandt in The Big Toe

"Working on Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was a huge thrill. It was a great experience working with all the cast members and especially director André Øvredal and producer Guillermo del Toro," explains Gabriel, "I believe growing up in Brewster in some way helped me prepare to portrait Auggie in the small town of Mill Valley in the film even if the year is 1968."

Gabriel made his feature film debut in Moonrise Kingdom (2012) as Skotak, directed by Wes Anderson, whom he worked with again on The Grand Budapest Hotel. You can also catch Gabriel in a cameo role in "The Kitchen" starring Melissa McCarthy which opened the same weekend.


]]> (Margaret Carey) Life Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:32:08 -0400