Brewster's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster Tue, 25 Jun 2019 15:40:37 -0400 HamletHub.com Putnam County Firearms Association Meeting this Wednesday https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/10267-putnam-county-firearms-association-meeting-this-wednesday10267-putnam-county-firearms-association-meeting-this-wednesday https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/10267-putnam-county-firearms-association-meeting-this-wednesday10267-putnam-county-firearms-association-meeting-this-wednesday

The Putnam County Firearm Owners Association will hold its next meeting on Wednesday June 26th 7pm. The meeting will take plac eat the Paladin Center located at 39 Seminary Hill Road in Carmel. The topic will be the future of firearms ownership and concealed carry weapons in Putnam County since the passing of Second Amendment supporter and Putnam County Judge JAmes Reitz.
 
The Putnam County Firearm Owners Association, Inc. is dedicated to the preservation of our Constitutionally guaranteed Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Putnam County, New York.

Meetings are the FOURTH Wednesday of each month subject to change depending on holidays and special events. Please check the website to confirm exact meeting date(s)

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Peter Carey) Life Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:00:36 -0400
Tasting & Talking: A Celebration of Local Beer and Live Podcast https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/10264-tasting-talking-a-celebration-of-local-beer-and-live-podcast10264-tasting-talking-a-celebration-of-local-beer-and-live-podcast https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/10264-tasting-talking-a-celebration-of-local-beer-and-live-podcast10264-tasting-talking-a-celebration-of-local-beer-and-live-podcast

On Friday, June 28th from 5pm to 10pm, DeCicco and Sons Brewster is pleased to be hosting a podcast that will be concurrently streamed live on the internet. Rogues on The Road Experience, a collaboration between Matt Frohman and Rich Marshall, along with Gypsy from The Hangover Takeover, is a podcast that combines adventure, travel, and culinary experience from the combined, unique perspectives of the three hosts. Joining them at this event will be Evan Watson, owner and brewer at Plan Bee Farm Brewery in Poughkeepsie; Jeff O’Neil, owner and brewer at Industrial Arts Brewing Company in Garnerville; Chris Sheldon, owner and cider maker at Diner Brew Co. in Mount Vernon; and lastly, our wonderful Merchant of Joy, Brendon O’Brien, where they will be discussing beer, cider, and brewing. Please join us for this one-of-a-kind experience, where you can watch and listen to the podcast, while enjoying these breweries fine beers. We hope you’re as excited we are!
Tap list...
Diner Brew Co. $ Earnin' Bourbon Cider
Diner Brew Co. Champagne Papi
Diner Brew Co. / Yonkers Brewing Co. Forever Crispy
Diner Brew Co. White Wheating
Industrial Arts Brewing Company Measure Twice
Industrial Arts Brewing Company Summer Landscape

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Decicco and Sons) Life Tue, 25 Jun 2019 08:01:43 -0400
Summer Science for Kids at the Southeast Museum https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/places/10274-summer-science-for-kids-at-the-southeast-museum10274-summer-science-for-kids-at-the-southeast-museum https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/places/10274-summer-science-for-kids-at-the-southeast-museum10274-summer-science-for-kids-at-the-southeast-museum

Summer Science for Kids

07/24/2019 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Southeast Museum, 67 Main St, Brewster, NY 10509, USA

Topics include rocks and magnetic properties, trains and propulsion and water and reservoirs. 
Time: 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
July 9 and 10
July 16 and 17
July 23 and 24

There is a $10per class fee. However we do offer discounts for multiple classes.

www.southeastmuseum.org

 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Southeast Museum) Places Tue, 25 Jun 2019 06:10:54 -0400
Byrne Helps Pass Legislation To Restore Liberty, Protect Youth Shooting & Safety Programs https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/politics/10246-byrne-helps-pass-legislation-to-restore-liberty-protect-youth-shooting-safety-programs10246-byrne-helps-pass-legislation-to-restore-liberty-protect-youth-shooting-safety-programs https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/politics/10246-byrne-helps-pass-legislation-to-restore-liberty-protect-youth-shooting-safety-programs10246-byrne-helps-pass-legislation-to-restore-liberty-protect-youth-shooting-safety-programs

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the passage of a bill (A.08174) that would amend the  “Safe Storage” law (A.2686A) which previously passed in the Assembly on March 4, 2019. While the original bill was controversial by itself, shortly after its passage unintended consequences were revealed that threatened all youth shooting programs in New York State, including the rifle shooting and shotgun merit badge programs developed by the Boy Scouts of America.

            “The passage of this bill is a rare victory for New York firearm owners, sportsmen and women of our state,” said Assemblyman Byrne. “I opposed the original “Safe Storage” law because it limited law-abiding gun owners from accessing his or her own firearm, but we later learned that it also effectively banned all youth shooting programs in the state, including safety programs that prevent the misuse of firearms. If it wasn’t amended, the law would have had a disastrous effect on any youth programs or camps that teach gun safety. I’m thankful to Assemblywoman Buttenschon and others for addressing this awful oversight and righting this wrong. Even when we disagree on other issues, it’s good to know we can still come together and get things done.”

Without an amendment, the law that passed in March would have prevented any child under 16 from handling a long gun, even on a range, under direct supervision by a trained instructor teaching safety. The law would have mandated the firearm be in the immediate possession of the adult instructor, or in a safe; therefore, defeating the purpose or effectiveness of any gun safety or youth shooting program.

The amendment, introduced by Assemblywoman Buttenschon and co-sponsored by Assemblyman Byrne, carves out an exception to the law to allow individuals under the age of sixteen to use firearms, rifles, and shotguns at a shooting range under immediate supervision.

After being informed of the amendment's passage, Scout Executive/ CEO Richard Stockton of the Westchester-Putnam Council, Boy Scouts of America said, “Scouting is an educational program, and due to the hard work and leadership of Assemblyman Byrne, we will be able to continue our mission. Safe and respectful shooting programs are an important part of the Outdoor segment of the Scouting program.”

            The Senate version of this bill, S6360 also passed the Senate this week. The amendment will be sent to the Governor for his consideration.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Office of Assemblyman Kevin Byrne) Politics Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:41:26 -0400
Remembering Brewster Firefighter, Lt. Michael Neuner https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/7530-remembering-lt-michael-neuner7530-remembering-lt-michael-neuner https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/7530-remembering-lt-michael-neuner7530-remembering-lt-michael-neuner

Saturday June 22, 2019 marked the 22nd anniversary of the death of volunteer Brewster Firefighter, Michael Neuner. The Brewster Fire Department posted the following on June 22, 2019 on their facebook page:

"Twenty one years ago today the Brewster Fire Department lost one of their own. Lt. Michael Neuner died in the line of duty while battling an early morning house fire. Mike was a true public servant, in addition to being a Brewster firefighter he was also a Peekskill police officer. His children carry on Mike's proud legacy of public service. Take time out today to remember Mike or visit the memorial outside fire headquarters on Main St.RIP SATCH!"

Firefighter Neuner's son, Michael, is currently a Deputy with the the Putnam County SHeriff's Office and carrying on the family's tradition of public service.  

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Brewster Fire Department) Life Mon, 24 Jun 2019 10:51:38 -0400
Tips on Traveling Local This Summer https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/places/10255-tips-on-traveling-local-this-summer-156122662710255-tips-on-traveling-local-this-summer-1561226627 https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/places/10255-tips-on-traveling-local-this-summer-156122662710255-tips-on-traveling-local-this-summer-1561226627

Summer is officially here and vacation is on everyone's mind—but you don't have to travel across the country or even out of state to have the perfect vacation. Whether you're looking to take a day trip, long weekend or week-long summer vacation, Connecticut has destinations for all ages, families and budgets.
 
With 169 cities and towns, over 250 miles of scenic coastline, more than 100 craft breweries and wineries, 18 world-class museums, 2,000 miles of hiking and biking paths, and more—residents can spend less time getting to their destination and more time enjoying their time off in Connecticut.
 
A getaway closer to home can be relaxing, or extremely adventurous, or both, and the glory is that you get to decide! You can stay in your own city or visit one nearby. Regardless, the goal is to get away from your day-to-day life, discover something new and have fun.
 
Better Business Bureau Serving Connecticut and Connecticut Office of Tourism have teamed up to bring you tips on how to create the perfect local getaway.
 
  • Figure out what you want to do. Are you a foodie looking to discover a new restaurant or are you looking for a relaxing spa getaway? Do you want to stay in your area or explore other cities and towns? Browse a variety of activities, experiences and destinations at CTvisit.com.
 
  • Make a budget. Determine how much you are able to spend. Staying closer to home may allow you to optimize your budget since you don't have other added travel expenses.
 
  • Search online. So much can be found online including local festivals, restaurant weeks, free events or even a place that you never knew existed. You can also check social media geotags to see where popular destinations are plus see photos from past travelers. Check out #CTvisit for inspiration.
 
  • Look for discounts. Traveling local may already seem like a money saver but there are sometimes extra discounts or packages available for families, couples, military or general travelers. You can check CTvisit.com/deals for current discounts on local travel destinations.
 
  • Check reviews. Read customer reviews and search BBB.org/ct for information on a local attraction, restaurant or business before you visit. Know the cancellation policy if you book an excursion or activity especially if you have to reserve with a credit card.
 
Residents can go to CTvisit.com, the state’s official tourism website, for travel ideas and inspiration, and BBB.org/ct for the latest information and reviews of Connecticut businesses.
 
About BBB Serving Connecticut
For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2018, people turned to BBB more than 173 million times for BBB Business Profiles on nearly 5.4 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at BBB.org/ct. There are local, independent BBBs across the United States, Canada and Mexico, including BBB Serving Connecticut, which was founded in 1928 and serves businesses and organizations throughout the state. 
 
About the Connecticut Office of Tourism
The Connecticut Office of Tourism, a division of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), is dedicated to enhancing the economic growth of Connecticut’s tourism industry. Together with its many state and industry partners, the Office of Tourism works to bolster the state’s reputation as a destination that offers a diverse mix of activities and attractions, all in close proximity to each other—from the exciting and relaxing to the historic and innovative to the culture- and nature-focused. For more information about Connecticut tourism, or to plan your next trip to Connecticut, visit www.CTvisit.com.
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commandercarey@gmail.com (Better Business Bureau of Ct.) Places Mon, 24 Jun 2019 09:03:20 -0400
Brewster Rotary Wine Tasting with Buffet Gourmet Dinner on June 27 https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/events/10263-brewster-rotary-wine-tasting-with-buffet-gourmet-dinner-on-june-2710263-brewster-rotary-wine-tasting-with-buffet-gourmet-dinner-on-june-27 https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/events/10263-brewster-rotary-wine-tasting-with-buffet-gourmet-dinner-on-june-2710263-brewster-rotary-wine-tasting-with-buffet-gourmet-dinner-on-june-27

We can't wait to see you at our largest fundraiser of the year! 

Another year of a great tasting event held at Brewster's Vista on the Hill at Temple Beth Elohim. We’ve added more wineries, distilleries, craft breweries and a few more food & specialty vendors. Live and Silent Auctions will take place and Glasses for tasting will be gifted with each paid admission ticket. A Full “Buffet Style” Gourmet Dinner will be provided by our good friends and longtime Rotary supporters  Chefs Paul and John Aversano from the award winning Aversano’s Restaurant. “Special Sauce” will provide Live “Blues “ entertainment throughout the evening.  Come watch the sunset looking out from atop the vista and enjoy this evening with us. 

Brewster Rotary's - A Night of Tasting 2019

(845)278-3123

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

6:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Vista-on-the-Hill Banquet Hall

(at Temple Beth Elohim)

31 Mt. Ebo Road, N.

Brewster, NY. 10509

 

Tickets $60.00 pp

 

Last Minute tickets are still available 

     (:call:)

(845) 278-3123

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Brewster Rotary) Events Mon, 24 Jun 2019 07:34:37 -0400
Members of the armed forces are entitled to certain tax benefits https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/10238-members-of-the-armed-forces-are-entitled-to-certain-tax-benefits10238-members-of-the-armed-forces-are-entitled-to-certain-tax-benefits https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/10238-members-of-the-armed-forces-are-entitled-to-certain-tax-benefits10238-members-of-the-armed-forces-are-entitled-to-certain-tax-benefits

Members of the military and their families often qualify for special tax benefits. For example, members of the armed forces don’t have to pay taxes on some types of income. In addition, special rules could lower the tax they owe or allow them more time to file and pay their federal taxes.

Here are some of these special tax benefits:

  • Combat pay exclusion. If someone serves in a combat zone, part or all of their combat pay is tax-free. This also applies to people working in an area outside a combat zone when the Department of Defense certifies that area is in direct support of military operations in a combat zone. There are limits to this exclusion for commissioned officers.
  • Deadline extensions. Some members of the military – such as those who serve overseas – can postpone most tax deadlines. Those who qualify can get automatic extensions of time to file and pay their taxes.
  • Earned income tax credit. Military members who get nontaxable combat pay may choose to include it in their taxable income. One reason they might do this is to increase the amount of their earned income tax credit. People who qualify for this credit could owe less tax or even get a larger refund.
  • Joint return signatures. Both spouses must normally sign a joint income tax return. However, if military service prevents that from happening, one spouse may be able to sign for the other or get a power of attorney.
  • Military Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The Armed Forces Tax Council directs the military tax programs offered worldwide. Staff at military VITA sites receive training on military tax issues, like tax benefits for service in a combat zone. Each installation’s legal office may also be a source for more information.
  • Reserve and National Guard travel. Members of a reserve component of the Armed Forces may be able to deduct their unreimbursed travel expenses on their return. In order to do so, they must travel more than 100 miles away from home in connection with their performance of services as a member of the reserves.
  • ROTC allowances. Some amounts paid to ROTC students in advanced training are not taxable. This includes things like allowances for education and subsistence. On the other hand, active duty ROTC pay is taxable. This includes things like pay for summer advanced camp.

More information:

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Internal Revenue Service) Life Mon, 24 Jun 2019 06:50:57 -0400
Staples Partners with Parents & Teachers to Get Classroom Supplies https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/10252-staples-partners-with-parents-teachers-to-get-classroom-supplies10252-staples-partners-with-parents-teachers-to-get-classroom-supplies https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/10252-staples-partners-with-parents-teachers-to-get-classroom-supplies10252-staples-partners-with-parents-teachers-to-get-classroom-supplies

Classroom Rewards Staples is partnering with parents to help Teachers earn Rewards for their classroom needs! 

Teachers and Parents . Help teachers alleviate the personal spending they do to ensure their classrooms have what they need. Earn 5% back in Rewards from students and parents' BTS purchases, up to $2501. Earn $5 automatically just for signing up 

Parents can help their child, teacher be ready with all the supplies they need for a successful school yea, just by adding their receipt to the teacher, classroom account! 4 5% of a parent's eligible purchases can go towards their child's teachers for classroom supplies • Parents can easily add the receipt and purchase amount to add to a teacher's classroom account, • Plus, parents can also earn their standard rewards as well by using their rewards number at the time of purchase. 

Let teachers and parents know how easy it is to earn and contribute to the classroom! visit Staples Classroom rewards.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Yorktown Chamber of Commerce) Life Sun, 23 Jun 2019 18:42:30 -0400
Conferral of Degrees to Brewster, Carmel, and Patterson Students at SUNY New Paltz https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/10261-conferral-of-degrees-to-brewster-carmel-and-patterson-students-at-suny-new-paltz10261-conferral-of-degrees-to-brewster-carmel-and-patterson-students-at-suny-new-paltz https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/10261-conferral-of-degrees-to-brewster-carmel-and-patterson-students-at-suny-new-paltz10261-conferral-of-degrees-to-brewster-carmel-and-patterson-students-at-suny-new-paltz

SUNY New Paltz announces the conferral of graduate & undergraduate degrees at Commencement 2019.

At the annual May graduation ceremonies, the College celebrates new alumni who completed their degrees in the Fall 2018, Winter 2019 and Spring 2019 terms.

Among this year's degree recipients were the following students:

Jessica Canonico of Carmel, NY, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Asia Harper of Brewster, NY, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Laura Raspanti of Brewster, NY, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders

Ernest Smajlaj of Carmel, NY, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

Matthew Cassidy of Carmel, NY, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts Education

Timothy Earl of Patterson, NY, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics

John Gregorio of Brewster, NY, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Adolescence Ed: Social Studies

Hannah Ketchum of Patterson, NY, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Kevin Morataya Lemus of Brewster, NY, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Michelle Salazar of Brewster, NY, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Jordan Stewart of Carmel, NY, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood & Chld Ed B-6

Giana Urizzo of Brewster, NY, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Kerry Weltman of Brewster, NY, who earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in TESOL

Robert Arena of Brewster, NY, who earned a Master of Arts in Psychology

Rebecca Bowie of Patterson, NY, who earned a Master of Science in Music Therapy

Ariana Braia of Brewster, NY, who earned a Master of Science in Communication Disorders

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Margaret Carey) Life Sun, 23 Jun 2019 17:16:40 -0400
SUPPORT CONNECTION CELEBRATES 25TH WALK WITH VIDEO & LOGO https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/10253-support-connection-celebrates-25th-walk-with-video-logo10253-support-connection-celebrates-25th-walk-with-video-logo https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/10253-support-connection-celebrates-25th-walk-with-video-logo10253-support-connection-celebrates-25th-walk-with-video-logo

Support Connection is thrilled to announce that their 25th Annual Support-A-Walk will take place this year on Sunday, Oct. 6 at FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights. It is the organization’s most important annual fundraiser. To mark this momentous silver anniversary, Support Connection has created a special Walk logo and a commemorative video.

The video starts with the story of the first Walk, held on October 1, 1995. The two co-founders were Nancy Heller, a breast cancer survivor, and the late Rich Adamski, who was motivated by his love for his wife Myra who died of breast cancer. Their vision was to create an event that would bring attention to the needs of people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. With help from a small group of dedicated, passionate supporters, that first Walk was a big success.

Nancy and Rich’s dream grew. They decided to create a place where those living with breast and ovarian cancer could turn for support, understanding, and guidance. So, using the proceeds from that first Walk, Support Connection opened its doors in September, 1996. Ever since, proceeds from the Annual Support-A-Walk have continued to help fund Support Connection’s year-round breast and ovarian cancer support services, which have helped thousands of people.

The commemorative video is an inspiring, moving portrayal of how the Support-A-Walk has grown over the years, and the difference it has made in the lives of so many people. There are personal interviews with people who have been involved with the Walk and with people who have benefited from Support Connection’s services. To view the video, visit supportconnection.org/side-by-side-for-25.

The video was produced by Bill Powers, an Emmy Award-Nominated TV producer, two-time national Telly TV Award winner, and national Beacon Award winner for media relations. Bill is also a dedicated and well-respected community leader, and is Executive Director of the Peekskill Business Improvement District. He has created several powerful videos for Support Connection.

The special 25th Walk logo, created by Kelly Duke McKinley, features the tagline “Side by Side for 25” along with Support Connection’s iconic heart-and-hands symbol. Kelly is Co-Principal and Creative Director of pak creative, an award-winning brand, marketing, and communication team with 30 years of combined experience. Pak Creative specializes in everything graphic design, with clients from the corporate level to the not-for-profit level, and everyone in between.

Each year the Support-A-Walk draws thousands of participants from across the Hudson Valley and beyond. People of all ages complete a 3-mile walk, often in honor of loved ones – a celebration of life and a tribute to those affected by breast and ovarian cancer. There is a Survivor’s Welcome Area. Along the Walk path, walkers are encouraged by local bands, cheerleaders and other community groups. Families, friends, co-workers and teams of walkers are invited to walk together. Individuals are also welcome to participate.

It’s easy to participate even if you can’t attend. Donations are accepted by check, cash, and online at the Support Connection website. Supporters can raise funds by creating personal online fundraising pages to ask friends and family for donations. Messages of support, celebration or commemoration can be displayed on along the Walk path by purchasing Tribute Signs for $50 each.

Support Connection does not receive funds from any national cancer organizations including Relay for Life, Susan G. Komen or Making Strides. By participating in or donating to the Support-A-Walk, community members can make a positive difference in the lives of women and families facing the challenges of a breast or ovarian cancer diagnosis.

To learn more, donate, or raise funds for the Support-A-Walk, visit supportconnection.org/support-a-walk. Or contact Support Connection: 914-962-6402 or walk@supportconnection.org.

ABOUT SUPPORT CONNECTION: Support Connection’s mission is to provide emotional, social and educational support services to women, their families and friends affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Services include peer counseling, support groups, wellness and educational programs, referral and information services, and a toll-free cancer information and support hotline (800-532-4290.)

 

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Jacqueline Stefanak) Life Sun, 23 Jun 2019 09:00:14 -0400
Putnam Arts Council Announces Summer Arts https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/10251-putnam-arts-council-announces-summer-arts10251-putnam-arts-council-announces-summer-arts https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/10251-putnam-arts-council-announces-summer-arts10251-putnam-arts-council-announces-summer-arts

Summer ARTS on the Hill at Putnam Arts Council, Mahopac.

Multi-Arts & Clay Arts Camps for Children 6-13.  Enjoy our flexible &
affordable options.  Meet 3 days a week, two days a week or once a
week throughout the summer from mid-July through 8/22.  Kids will draw, paint,

collage and/or create clay projects.  New teachers, new times, We offer 

Teen Open Studio with Instruction and ceramics, painting, and drawing

for adults throughout June, July and August. Enjoy a weekend workshop 
in ceramics or painting or a private lesson in photography, piano or voice. 

Try a class for $25 and discover the artist in you!

 

All classes taught by qualified, working artist in our climate controlled art studios. 

Take a class and visit our gallery and enjoy the arts in your own backyard. 
Putnam Arts Council located at 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac.

Register online at www.putnamartscouncil.com or call us at 845.803.8622.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Putnam Arts Council) Life Sun, 23 Jun 2019 05:31:00 -0400
Local Youths Named to Deans List at SUNY New Paltz https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/10250-local-youths-named-to-deans-list-at-suny-new-paltz10250-local-youths-named-to-deans-list-at-suny-new-paltz https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/10250-local-youths-named-to-deans-list-at-suny-new-paltz10250-local-youths-named-to-deans-list-at-suny-new-paltz

SUNY New Paltz announces its Dean's List for the spring 2019 semester, a recognition for students who excel academically and earn at least a 3.3 grade-point average in a semester with a full-time course load.

This year's Dean's List includes the following students:

Serena Acquisto of Brewster, NY (10509)

Jenna Annunziato of Carmel, NY (10512)

Brynne Augustine of Brewster, NY (10509)

Cloey Callahan of Brewster, NY (10509)

Elena Champagne of Carmel, NY (10512)

Nicholas Cullen of Brewster, NY (10509)

Emily Fego of Brewster, NY (10509)

Noel Fontana of Carmel, NY (10512)

Daniel Gray of Carmel, NY (10512)

Brandon Harnaga of Patterson, NY (12563)

Claire Hoffner of Patterson, NY (12563)

Christina Iamarino of Patterson, NY (12563)

Zachary Klein of Carmel, NY (10512)

Brittany Marasciulo-Rivera of Carmel, NY (10512)

Julia Morini of Brewster, NY (10509)

Olga Nenaydenko of Carmel, NY (10512)

James O'Connor of Carmel, NY (10512)

Caitlin Pastore of Brewster, NY (10509)

Vishesh Patel of Carmel, NY (10512)

Alexandra Psarianos of Carmel, NY (10512)

Mckenzie Quinn of Brewster, NY (10509)

Selena Roque of Carmel, NY (10512)

Alyssa Rossano of Carmel, NY (10512)

Matthew Ruggiero of Carmel, NY (10512)

Neil Ruocco of Carmel, NY (10512)

Rajendra Saxena of Brewster, NY (10509)

Heidi Sunun of Brewster, NY (10509)

Emma Tighe of Patterson, NY (12563)

Giana Urizzo of Brewster, NY (10509)

Visit SUNY New Paltz online to learn more about our students' academic excellence!

 

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commandercarey@gmail.com (SUNY New Paltz) Life Sat, 22 Jun 2019 09:21:47 -0400
“TOMATO PLANT SALE TO HELP KICK HUNGER IN WESTCHESTER” https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/charities/10249-tomato-plant-sale-to-help-kick-hunger-in-westchester10249-tomato-plant-sale-to-help-kick-hunger-in-westchester https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/charities/10249-tomato-plant-sale-to-help-kick-hunger-in-westchester10249-tomato-plant-sale-to-help-kick-hunger-in-westchester

High School Student Uses Her Knowledge of Gardening and Nutrition to Raise Money for Northern Westchester Food Pantry

Caroline Gershman, a sophomore, honors student at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, NY and an elite Westchester club soccer player will be selling potted patio tomato plants at the Sunset Market event at the Jefferson Valley Mall (located at 650 Lee Blvd, Yorktown Heights, NY) on June 27th beginning at 5:00 pm to raise money for the Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry which serves 300 families per week in the northern Westchester area. For a $5 suggested donation, supporters can take home their own tomato plant that they can either plant in their backyard or transplant to a larger pot later in the summer and enjoy freshly, home-grown tomatoes right through the season.

Caroline, who has a passion for helping those in need with a focus on food insecurity, developed her idea to fundraise for the food pantry because of a recent initiative she created to teach clients served by the food pantry to feel empowered by being able to grow tomatoes in their own homes. Through a science competition at school where her team won the Bedford 2020 competition, she has become particularly interested in gardening methods as a way to grow food in areas that do not have sufficient land available to do so. Through research, Caroline found that patio tomatoes can be grown successfully in containers which is important because many of the clients of the food pantry live in apartments and do not have a plot of land to garden. She also discovered that patio tomato plants are very productive yielding up to 50 tomatoes which is about 10 pounds of fruit throughout the 8-week harvest period.

Caroline is reaching out to several local nurseries asking if they are willing to either donate the supplies or discount the cost and she will purchase the remainder of what she needs including starter patio tomato plants, growing pots, stakes and organic potting soil.

Caroline says, “Food security is so important and there are so many people in Westchester who don’t have it.  I wanted to figure out a way to help the food pantry and I hope that when supporters see their own tomato plants growing over the summer, they will think of the food pantry and be reminded that we have families in our own neighborhoods who need help during all seasons of the year.”

The Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, is an affiliation of faith-based congregations dedicated to providing supplemental food to underserved residents of northern Westchester. They are committed to creating a healthier and stronger community. Their volunteer efforts respect the dignity of those they serve and are an expression of the spiritual mission of their member institutions.

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Immaculate High School Announces New Ice Hockey Coach and Return to an Independent Team https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/neighbors/10234-immaculate-high-school-announces-new-ice-hockey-coach-and-return-to-an-independent-team10234-immaculate-high-school-announces-new-ice-hockey-coach-and-return-to-an-independent-team https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/neighbors/10234-immaculate-high-school-announces-new-ice-hockey-coach-and-return-to-an-independent-team10234-immaculate-high-school-announces-new-ice-hockey-coach-and-return-to-an-independent-team

Beginning in the 2019-20 season, Immaculate High School will return to an independent ice hockey team with a new coach and an excited commitment to build an independent team and take on the challenges of the highly competitive world of Division 1 high school ice hockey.  

Winning Head Coach Brian Lugo will lead coaches and team members to put on their skates and new Mustang uniforms and take to the ice at the Danbury Ice Arena for practices and games beginning next winter. The team played as a co-op for several years with New Fairfield High School and went from a DIII to a DI classification when they earned a 13-5-3 record two years ago. Now, with many returning skaters and an experienced coach, the independent Mustang team is poised for another successful season.

Lugo has coached from mite level hockey through the junior level.  When he was the coach for J.W. Mitchell High School in Port Richey, FL, the team won the State Championships two out of three years, and the team also went on to win Nationals and now has many players currently playing D1 and D3 college hockey with one player drafted into the NHL.  Also, in 2013 his U16 travel team won Nationals, and he coached the first Midget team in Florida to ever win Nationals. Back up in the Northeast, Lugo coached for the Yale Youth team in 2018 and his U12 team won States while his U14 team won States and then went on to win New England Regionals.

“The co-op team was a great experience and allowed student-athletes to play on a high school team, and we are grateful for all that New Fairfield High School athletics and players contributed to the team and its high level of play,” said Coach Lugo. “The goal now is to build the chemistry in one school and one place the players can call home and find the perfect balance between academics and athletics.  Being an independent team allows the players the opportunity to better compete for State titles,” he said.

Lugo’s goal for the first year is to teach the new systems and style of hockey the team will be playing.  “Immaculate High School has a great reputation for academics; my goal is to bring and build up a program the school can be proud of.  “‘Will always beats skill, unless skill works with will.’ I want to build a program that supports the school as well as have huge community involvement, including among alumni.  We want the community to see what the players are doing, and come out and support a program the city, as well as parents and alumni, can be proud of and see the legacy continue,” Coach Lugo explained.

Lugo pointed out that the team already has some great assets in place, including a “fantastic” locker room, an equipment repair and sharpening center and a nutrition area, and an arena that will be refurbished under new management. “We will train harder than ever before, and we take players that want to succeed and put them in a system that gives them the opportunity to succeed, and make everyone proud,” he said.

Lugo began coaching ice hockey 18 years ago when his son, who now plays for Post University, began playing the sport. He is now happy to take his talents, experience and excitement to the return of the independent Immaculate High School Ice Hockey Team, where the student-athletes, parents, alumni and school staff have already welcomed him.

Immaculate High School is a private, non-profit Catholic college-preparatory institution serving students from 28 communities in Connecticut and New York. Founded in 1962, Immaculate High School also allows students to focus on their spiritual development, personal moral commitments and service to others.  Located in Danbury, CT, Immaculate High School is part of the Diocese of Bridgeport’s parochial school system.

 

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jazzi@immaculatehs.org (Immaculate High School) Neighbors Sat, 22 Jun 2019 07:36:48 -0400