Brewster's HamletHub Sun, 18 Mar 2018 05:35:13 -0400 Brewster Marching Band Performs at NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Brewster High School Marching Band continued their yearly tradition of Marching in the 257th NYC ST. Patrick's Day on Saturday. Waiting to step off on East 45th street, our band members made quick friends with neighboring band Gibson County High School Band from Tennessee, who were not quite ready for the NYC March weather.

After 3 band rehearsals in 30 degree weather, the BHS Marching Band gladly stepped onto 5th Avenue enjoying a sunny 48 degrees. With almost 2 million spectators, the NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade is always an exciting and rewarding experience for musicians and their directors. 

2018 marks the 10th year the Brewster High School Marching Band has had the honor of participated in the New York City St. Patrick’s Parade which is the oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the world.

Photo Credit: Andrea Perdicho

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4-H Sewing Series Intermediate Level begins April 12

4-H Sewing Series Intermediate Level

  • Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you know how to sew but would like to learn more? In this seven week hands on enrichment program learn:

  • Advanced machine and hand sewing skills such as embroidery, applique, basic quilting
  • Projects may include: a skirt, vest pillowcase, table runner

Classes will be held in Brewster on Thursday evenings from April 12 - May 24, 6:00 - 7:30pm.

This program is open to Putnam County Youth ages 12-17, limited to 8 youth.

Paid registration reserves you spot; prior participants not eligible.

Please register online:

or download the flyer & mail in with your payment. Non-refundable.


$80 non 4-H members; $50 for 4-H members

Learn More


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County
Terravest Corporate Park
1 Geneva Road
Brewster, NY 10509

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Shake Your Shamrocks at Moonlight Cafe

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Moonlight Cafe.

Special menu for St. Patrick's Day with Live Music and Corned Beef! Come shake your SHAMROCKS with The Bob Cage Band! They're back for another night of great tunes, plus we are cooking up some Irish favorites! Come by and have dinner & dessert and enjoy some live music.

Traditional Irish Corned Beef Dinner; corned beef tacos; Vegan Colcannon; festive cupcakes, treats and mint marshmallows.


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No-Sew Sock Bunnies- March 20th at Keeler Library

Make cute bunnies out of socks and get ready for spring!

Tuesday, March 20th from 4-5 PM

Grades Kindergarten and up.

Registration is required for this program

To register, please call the library at 914-669-5161 or email at

To learn about other programs we offer at the library, please visit our website:

This program will take place at Ruth Keeler Memorial Library: 276 Titicus Road, North Salem, New York


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Happy St. Patrick's Day - A Bit o' History on the Holiday

Happy St. Patrick's Day! If you're wearing the green today, you may like to know a little about the man for whom the holiday is named.

According to, Saint Patrick was born to Catholic parents about 385 in Britain. His father was a nobleman and a deacon. But Saint Patrick's privileged life came to an end at age 16 when he was captured by slave raiders from Ireland. With a large group of prisoners, Saint Patrick was transported to the then pagan island.

Sold as a slave to a king in the northeast, Saint Patrick had the lonely task of tending the pigs and sheep. In the midst of these harsh living conditions, Patrick's faith flourished as he turned to God in prayer.

After being held captive for six years, Saint Patrick heard a voice in his sleep say, "Soon you will go back to your homeland." A short time later, he heard the same voice say, "Your ship is ready."

Trusting in God, Saint Patrick set out on a 200-mile journey through unknown territory. When he arrived at the ship, the captain at first refused to take him. But Patrick prayed to God for help, and the captain changed his mind. Then began a lifetime of dedicating his life to becoming a priest. He envisioned returning to Ireland to teach the Irish about Christianity.

During his 30 years in Ireland, Saint Patrick founded more than 300 churches and baptized more than 120,000 people. Yet he still encountered much opposition, "Daily I expect either murder, robbery, or enslavement," he wrote in his Confessions. He escaped from 12 attempts on his life. Saint Patrick died a natural death on March 17, 461.

By the end of the 7th century, many legends had developed about Saint Patrick. One, of course, says he charmed all the snakes in Ireland and led them to the sea to drown. Another, probably the most popular, is that Saint Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity to unbelievers. This is probably why shamrocks, now Ireland's national flower, are worn by the Irish on St Patrick's Day.

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Free Engineering Expo on April 15 2018 in White Plains

LEARN about career opportunities in the engineering field and about career opportunities in fields from bridge and building design to the world of nanotechnology and biochemical. Learn about college curriculum offerings, admission requirements and financial aid information.

MEET representatives of over 40 of the region’s leading learning institutions including Rutgers, Cornell, Columbia, Penn State, Villanova, RPI and SUNY.

DISCOVER aisles of interactive displays and exhibits focusing on engineering and higher learning opportunities to help you meet the challenges of today’s economic uncertainties.
Don’t miss this opportunity to take control of your educational future, visit this year’s Engineering EXPO.

Learn . . . Meet . . . Discover!  . . . You can be an engineer!

Event for High School and Middle School

Sun, April 15, 2018

11:00 AM – 3:30 PM EDT



White Plains Senior High School

550 North Street

White Plains, NY 10605


Register online for this free expo!

More about the Expo

The Lower Hudson Valley Engineering EXPO will celebrate 15 years of inspiring students to "Think Engineering" !

Since its inception in 2003, the Lower Hudson Engineering Expo has dedicated itself to educating young students on the engineering and technology based pursuits. And, this year’s five-hour event, attended by over 4,000 guests, did just that. A positive vibe reigned as parents and children alike wandered among tables occupied by nearly forty top engineering colleges and universities. Representatives from each were on hand to answer questions and enlighten anyone who ventured in and inquired. A panel of recent engineering grads answered questions and spoke about their experiences in three open forum discussion groups, held in a nearby classroom.

Inclusive in the mix of invited attendees were the local Boys and Girl Scout Councils. They offered young scouts attending the event, the opportunity to earn merit badges, as they met a host of requirements outlined on the website.

Engineering EXPO is held annually in the spring. And for the last five years has held its event at White Plains High School in White Plains, NY. the event occupied three locations in the massive school complex; the Boys gym, the Girls gym and the cafeteria. Young attendees work on computers, constructing virtual bridges, while others watch mini robots battle it out in staged competition. There are free T-shirts to be had, along with giveaways and a raffles to win prizes. Young engineering hopefuls also compete in the Rude Goldberg Contest and other challenges. A day-long Middle School activity room dubbed "The EXPO Test Lab" is held in the cafeteria, rounding out the day’s attractions.

Leading architectural and engineering colleges and universities are on-hand to provide insight and information on required curriculum. With interactive displays and eye-catching demonstrations provided by local technology firms, all designed to give onlookers a glimpse of the engineering behind everything from bridge design to biochemical research.


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The Stage is Set for Next Week's Brewster High School's Production of "Music Man"

The stage is set and the cast, crew and pit are hard at work fine-tuning Brewster High School's Spring Musical "The Music Man” which will take place on March 22nd and 23rd at 6:30pm, and March 24th at 2:00pm and 6:30pm at the Brewster High School Performing Arts Center 50 Foggintown Road in Brewster, NY. Tickets can be purchase online for $15/Adults and $12/Students & Seniors until March 21. Tickets will be available at the door for $15 general admission.

Order your tickets today to reserve the best seats.

Show Synopsis:

Fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. By turns funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is is a story to be shared with every generation. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences for over fifty years.

About the Cast:

The show features sophomore RJ Frankenberry as Harold Hill, a fast-talking salesman who travels city to city to make a quick buck scamming people into buying instruments. Senior Megan Campbell plays Marian Paroo, the stern town librarian who sets out to try to expose Harold. The cast also features senior Max Likens as Marcellus, Harold’s old con-partner, junior Sarah Borsari as Marian's loving mother Mrs. Paroo, Jarrid Bryggman and Roderick Cassidy double cast as Marian's shy little brother Winthrop Paroo, sophomore Andrew DiFabbio as River City's Mayor George Shinn, senior Cecilia Guida as Eulalie Shinn, the eccentric Mayor's wife, Senior Erin Vaughan as Zaneeta Shinn, the quirky and rebellious daughter to Mayor Shinn, and Junior Tommy Froessel who plays the town's young troublemaker Tommy Djilas.

Rounding out the cast are Will Banks, Brianna Barbosa, Jackie Bechara, Rhiana Brennan, Christine Brown, Taylor Byrne, Alexa Byrnes, Skye Connolly, Bridget Courtney, Florence Cuomo, Grace Curley, Jenn DeSantis, Dora DiVenuti, MaryAnn Droesch, Charlie Fitzpatrick, Gunnar Gabriel, Mili Gonzalez, James Hartigan, Maeve Healy, Katie Howell, Angela Hupp, Isabela Izaguirre, Karen Kimble, Erin Kirkpatrick, Joseph Likens, Aaron Lurin, Madeline Majette, Fiona McCoppin, Alonzo McLemore, Caitlin Otto, Layla Pagan, Liam Payne, Ben Pollak, Erin Renzi, Nicole Rivera, Haley Riolo, Brooke Ryan, Chiara Saraceno, Grace Stathatos, Annie Sullivan, Angelica Tapia, Julie Tramontana, and Hailley Vieira. Harold Hill's "Youth Band" consists of all CV Starr Intermediate School and Wells Middle School students, including Marley Beal, Jeffrey Bryggman, Jarrid Bryggman, Ellie Cassidy, Roderick Cassidy, Nico Corrado, Harrison Dakin, Keira Golash, Ronald Kubilus, Stevie Nadig, Alexandra Schajer and Ava Stano.

The show is directed and produced by Stephanie Rubino, Musical Direction by George Viglucci, Choreography by Meggan Herod and Vocal Direction by Joanne Archibald and Traci Greenberg.

Photos courtesy of Brewster High School Theater Department


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State Police to crackdown on impaired driving this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

The New York State Police and local law enforcement will conduct special enforcement efforts designed to deter drinking and driving during St. Patrick's Day weekend. The traffic enforcement detail, which is funded through the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee, begins today and runs through Sunday, March 18, 2018. Drivers can expect a number of sobriety checkpoints, additional DWI patrols, and stings targeting underage drinking and illegal sales of alcohol to minors during the campaign. State Police will also be ticketing distracted drivers who use handheld electronic devices. 
During the 2017 St. Patrick's Day weekend enforcement effort, Troopers made 229 arrests for DWI and issued nearly 15,000 tickets. In addition, local law enforcement agencies, encompassing 32 counties and 124 agencies participated in the 2017 St. Patrick's Day crackdown, which resulted in 65 DWI/DWAI arrests, 3 DWAI-Drug only arrests, 76 other arrests, and 972 vehicle and traffic summonses.
New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II said, "State Troopers and local law enforcement will be highly visible throughout the weekend, enforcing New York's DWI and distracted driving laws. If you drink and drive, there will be serious consequences. Don't take chances - we urge New Yorkers to plan ahead and guarantee themselves a safe trip home." 
St. Patrick's Day is one of the deadliest holidays due to the number of drunk drivers on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, The St. Patrick's Day holiday period from 2012 to 2016 saw the loss of 269 lives due to drunk-driving crashes.
In 2016 alone, 60 people, 39 percent of all crash fatalities, were killed in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Patrick's Day holiday period. Between midnight and 5:59 a.m. March 18, 2016, 69 percent of crash fatalities nationwide involved a drunk driver.
Drunk driving kills more than 10,000 people each year in our country. One person every 53 minutes dies of an alcohol related crash and every one of those deaths is preventable.
Choosing to drive drunk can ruin or end your or someone else's life. This St. Patrick's Day, if you drink and drive, you face jail time, the loss of your license, a higher insurance rate, and dozens of unanticipated expenses. An impaired driving charge carries a maximum fine of $10,000.
The New York State Police, Governor's Traffic Safety Committee and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ask you to commit to following these easy steps so you can enjoy a safe holiday without jeopardizing lives on the road.

  • Before the festivities begin, plan a way to safely get home at the end of the night—designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home.
  • If you're impaired, use a taxi or ridesharing service, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely.
  • If available, use your community's sober ride program.
  • Walking impaired can be just as dangerous as drunk driving--designate a sober friend to walk you home.
  • If you see a drunk driver on the road, call local law enforcement. You could save a life.

The Governor's Traffic Safety Committee and the New York State STOP-DWI Foundation "Have a Plan" mobile app is free and available for Apple, Android and Windows smartphones. The app enables New Yorkers to locate and call a taxi service and program a designated driver list. It also provides information on DWI laws and penalties, and a way to even report a suspected impaired driver.


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Upper Harlem Line Substitute Bus Service for Sunday, March 18

For Sunday, March 18, substitute bus service will be in effect between 6:30 AM and 8 PM between Southeast, Brewster and Goldens Bridge Stations due to ongoing repairs to multiple downed power poles and lines in the area that occurred as a result of the recent nor'easters. 

Harlem Line train service continues to operate between Grand Central Terminal and Goldens Bridge and between Southeast and Wassaic. 

Substitute bus service is being provided between Goldens Bridge and Southeast.

- Wassaic Branch Customers: Trains will depart 10 minutes ahead of the regularly scheduled southbound train departure times at all stations between Wassaic and Patterson in order to connect with bus service at Southeast.  

- Southeast and Brewster Customers: All buses will depart approximately 20 minutes ahead of the regularly scheduled southbound train departure times in order to connect with train service at Goldens Bridge.

- Croton Falls and Purdy's Customers: Please drive to Goldens Bridge, Katonah or North White Plains for direct train service to Grand Central Terminal.  Free weekend parking is available at these stations. Alternate bus service will not be provided at Croton Falls and Purdy's on Sunday, March 18.

Please download TrainTime or use our schedule page for the schedule times.

For full details about Harlem Line weekend service go to  

Please also listen for station announcements. 

In addition, please note that new Metro-North schedules will be in effect as of Sunday, March 18. 

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Recipe of the Week: Tasty Glazed Corned Beef Recipe

This tasty recipe's secret is the glaze makes the corned beef crisp on the outside and moist on the inside unlike some of the boiled or crock pot versions. The brown sugar is a perfect compliment to the salty taste. Serve it with boiled red potatoes, carrots & cabbage. 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Corned Beef Recipe


    1/2 cup    light brown sugar

    1/3 cup    honey mustard   

       5 lb      corned beef with pickling spices


  •       Heat oven to 325°. 
  •       Place meat in roasting pan and cover with boiling water till 1/2 submerged.
  •       Sprinkle with pickling spices and cover with aluminum foil. 
  •       Bake 2 hours.  Cool in liquid. 
  •       1 hour before serving, drain.
  •       Mix other 2 ingredients, cover beef with it and cook 30 minutes.

 For a little kick you can prepare the following Mustard/Horseradish Sauce

1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp whole grain mustard
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp prepared horseradish

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Kelly-Oster School of Irish Dance to Entertain on St. Patrick's Day


The award winning students of The Kelly-Oster School of Irish Dance will be entertaining patrons at local venues all day Saturday 3/17 to celebrate St. Patrick’s day. 



McGrath's Tavern 12:00, 5:00 & 7:00pm



Bull & Barrel Brewery/Restaurant 3:00, 5:00 & 8:00pm. 

Kelly's Corner 5:00 & 7:00pm. 



Fiddler's Green Pub 5:30 & 7:30pm. 

McCarthy's (Carmel, New York) 6:30 & 9:00pm



JP Cunningham’s 5:00 & 7:30pm

The Mahopac Inn 6:30pm

Patrick's Pub and Grill of Mahopac 5:45 & 9:00pm



The Somers Pub 6:30pm



Murphy's Irish Restaurant & Bar 5:00 & 8:00 in the bar area. 5:30 & 7:30 in the dinning room. 

Yorktown Grille 6:30pm

The Pub 8:00pm

Find out more about Kelly Oster School on their website.

For more information call  (845) 598 - 3094 or email

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An Evening of One Acts Continue thru March 31 at the Ridgefield Theater Barn

An Evening of One Acts 2018

Featuring 12 plays (some as short as a minute), the Evening of One Acts is always an audience favorite and sure to delight.  Whether navigating the treacherous world of dating, exploring the various intimacies of marriage, or reveling in the excitement and unknowns of first meetings, it promises to be an entertaining evening for all.

An Evening of One Act Plays

Featuring the works of:
Jim Balestrieri, Stephen Baluzy, Susan Goodell, Albi Gorn, Janet Lawler, Carol Mark, Scott Mullen, and Pat O'Neill

Directed by:
Deborah Carlson, Flori Doyle, David Fritsch, Nick Kaye, Debbie Levin, Carol Mark, Kay Mayr, Linda Seay, and Alexis Vournazos

And Starring: 
Chris Ceponis, Brian DeToma, Zach During, Lori Franzese, John Freyer, Larry Greeley, Patti Holzhauer, Nick Kaye, Kelly Kirby, Vincent LaRusso, Cathy Malloy, Kristi McKeever, Roberto Perez, Matthieu Regney, Elaine Reidy, Danette Riso, Stefanie Rosenberg, Stephen Ross, Chhanda Som, Geri Travis, Kay Ullman, Emily Volpintesta, and Donna White

Now through March 31st
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sunday March 18th & 25th at 2pm

Doors open one hour prior to curtain
Cabaret Seating ~ Bring Food and Drink

Tickets available online at


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Last Change: Apple Moms HV & Carmel Sports Club EGG HUNT

Come for EGG HUNT, Professional Photos with Jacqui May Photography- 1 Digital Image will be emailed to family after event, breakfast snacks, drinks and open play.

Sunday April 18 at 10 AM - 1 PM

Carmel Sports Club
111 Old Route 6, Carmel, New York 10512

Ticket Information $40 per family

Ticket price includes 2 adults, all immediate children in family. Additional adults are $5 which can be paid at the door. 

Purchase online

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CoveCare Center Welcome Piner & Rock to its Board of Directors

CoveCare Center Announces New Board Members

CoveCare Center is pleased to welcome Karen B. Pilner and John J. Rock to its Board of Directors. Ms. Pilner and Mr. Rock are the most recent additions to the governing body of the Carmel-based non-profit that addresses mental health needs, substance use, and social and emotional issues. As part of a new affiliation between CoveCare Center and the Mental Health Association in Putnam (MHA), Ms. Pilner and Mr. Rock will serve on each organization’s Board of Directors.

A retired Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Karen B. Pilner has worked and volunteered in the field of mental health for over 46 years. Ms. Pilner is the past President and current Vice President of MHA in Putnam’s Board of Directors and serves on other local boards, including NAMI Putnam. “CoveCare Center offers many important services to the people of Putnam County. Given the recent affiliation between MHA and CoveCare Center, I’m looking forward to supporting the important work that these two agencies can accomplish together,” stated Ms. Pilner.

Mr. John J. Rock, who retired after 30 years with the Office of Mental Health, will bring his expertise in mental health systems to CoveCare Center’s Board of Directors. A Putnam resident for over 40 years, Mr. Rock is the President of the Board of Directors of MHA in Putnam; he also serves on the Putnam County Community Service Board and NAMI Putnam. Mr. Rock stated, “Along with MHA in Putnam, CoveCare Center strives to be a part of the solution to mental health and substance use issues in Putnam County. There is much work to be done, and I am pleased to be involved in linking these two agencies and working toward a healthier community.”

For more information about CoveCare Center and its services, please visit or or call 845.225.2700. Information about MHA in Putnam can be found at

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There is still time to register for the 2018 Girls Softball Season!

There is still time to register for the 2018 Girls Softball Season!

It is shaping up to be a great season, and there is still time to be a part of it. We still have openings, and we have another evaluation scheduled next Sunday, March 18th, from 10 to 12 in the Brewster High School Gym.

Little League is not just for boys. Brewster Little League's softball program is an excellent way for your girls to experience the benefits of softball. Some benefits include:

  • Provides Total Body Conditioning : Softball requires multiple skills, and therefore provides total body conditioning. There are aerobic benefits from running; upper body development from batting, throwing and catching; lower body conditioning from fielding; and an increase in arm and shoulder strength from pitching. In addition, softball develops hand-eye coordination and sharpens mental focus.
  • Improves Self Esteem : Girls involved in sports, generally feel better about themselves, both mentally and socially. Practicing, improving skills and gradually achieving goals help build confidence, reduce stress and make them more resistant to social pressure. Often, lifelong friendships are formed on the field as the girls learn to trust and rely on each other.
  • Teaches Teamwork : But the benefits of sports go beyond school and athletics. Working with coaches, trainers and teammates to achieve goals is great practice for the real world where teaming up with others to meet goals are keys to success.
  • Develops Leadership Skills : Girls usually receive more benefits than they expect from participating in sports. They get attention and respect that they may not receive elsewhere, and participation provides them with opportunities for leadership and socialization, as well as the development of skills for handling success and failure.

Please use the following link to register using our online portal. Register now!

Visit  for additional information and registration forms!

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