Carmel's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel Sun, 20 Jan 2019 03:43:23 -0500 HamletHub.com Midnight Bowling Fundraiser on January 26 https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/charities/1221-midnight-bowling-fundraiser-on-january-261221-midnight-bowling-fundraiser-on-january-26 https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/charities/1221-midnight-bowling-fundraiser-on-january-261221-midnight-bowling-fundraiser-on-january-26

Join us for our second Midnight Bowling Fundraiser!

We'll have our own lanes for some friendly competition from 9 p.m. to 12 midnight. on Saturday, January 26th, at the all new Spins Bowl in Carmel.


Your $30 entry fee gets you the use of a pair of fabulous bowling shoes, three hours of bowling, and pizza. There's also a cash bar, and the potential for bragging rights.

This is a fundraiser for our scholarship fund, and win or lose, it promises to be an absolute blast!

Reserve your spot with Ralph Fleischman (rcent3@gmail.com), our Worthy DGK and Scholarship Fund Chairman.

Space is limited, so strike now by signing-up today!

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Knights of Columbus Council Our Lady of the Lakes Council 6318 ) Charities Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:15:18 -0500
Snow Storm Keeping You Home? Laugh, Save Money & Be a Better Driver https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/publicsafety/1220-snow-storm-keeping-you-home-laugh-save-money-be-a-better-driver1220-snow-storm-keeping-you-home-laugh-save-money-be-a-better-driver https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/publicsafety/1220-snow-storm-keeping-you-home-laugh-save-money-be-a-better-driver1220-snow-storm-keeping-you-home-laugh-save-money-be-a-better-driver

Stuck at home because of the storm?  Why not save some money on your auto insurance by taking the Defensive Driving by the Improv Club. Its Fast - Fun - and DONE!

If you are a Star Wars fan you'll get the humor of this photo! Storm Troopers don't really seem to hit anything. This is the type of funny, quirky quips you'll find imbedded in this entertaining way to take a defensive driving course.

The witty repartee is written by professional Hollywood writers. The Improv Online Comedy Traffic Safety Course has won countless accolades from students and the media, including “Best Traffic Course” designation:

•          100% Online (Mobile Compatible)

•          No Proctored Exams

•          Easy Multiple-Choice Open Book Quizzes

•          Same-Day Processing

•          Proof of Completion within 30 min.

•          Electronic Filing with Courts and DMVs

•          4-Free VIP Tickets to the Improv Comedy Club $60 Value (2)

•          No Garbage Fees

•          Money Back Guarantee

Note: some restrictions apply so check their website for more details.

This course can also be used for point reduction. For fellow NYers - The DMV will reduce four (4) points off your driving record. If you have no points on your driver’s record, you will still benefit from insurance reduction New York law requires that any insurance company offer you a minimum 10% discount in the base rate of your auto or motorcycle liability and collision coverage over 3 years upon a completion of a New York DMV- approved Defensive Driving Course. Certified by State of New York for our New York Defensive Driving School online. View certification.

Check their website for the other states where this course is approved.

*Please check with your court and/or insurance carrier to confirm their acceptance of nationally certified defensive driving course

Note to Connecticut residents:

According to their representative "We offer a defensive driving course but we are not approved by Connecticut. You can ask your insurance agent if they are willing to accept our online certificate."  Their course may possibly be accepted for point reduction but you should check with the court.

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Margaret Carey) Public safety Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:00:05 -0500
New York becomes 38th state to pass early voting and more https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/politics/1212-new-york-becomes-38th-state-to-pass-early-voting-and-more1212-new-york-becomes-38th-state-to-pass-early-voting-and-more https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/politics/1212-new-york-becomes-38th-state-to-pass-early-voting-and-more1212-new-york-becomes-38th-state-to-pass-early-voting-and-more

Let NY Vote Celebrates Voting Rights Victory

New York becomes 38th state to pass early voting + passes same day voter registration, consolidation of primaries, etc

After years of outcry from voters, the State Legislature finally voted to make New York the 38th state in the nation to pass Early Voting, in addition to a whole host of other voting reforms. Activists from the Let New York Vote Coalition packed the hallways, rallying earlier in the day in front of the State Senate Elections Committee hearing to celebrate their victory and continue to push lawmakers to pass the most comprehensive, efficient and accessible voting rights reforms.

"For years, New Yorkers have been demanding efficient, equitable and accessible elections and, finally, on the first full day of the legislative session both the Assembly and the new Senate Majority, responded with a robust package of voting reforms; making clear their commitment to democracy. The initial bills including, early voting, registration portability, consolidation of primaries, and pre-registration of 16 and 17 year olds, are a fantastic first step and we look forward to working with lawmakers and the Board of Elections to implement these long overdue reforms. New York can and will be a shining example of democracy," said Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause/NY and a founding member of Let NY Vote.

The coalition has been demanding common sense voting reform in New York for years such as:

Early Voting: in place in 37 other states, allowing citizens to cast ballots in person days, sometimes weeks, before an election.

Pre-registration of 16 and 17-year-olds: 13 states plus DC allow for pre-registration for voting at 16 and 17 years old. Pre-registration increases the likelihood of voter participation among young adults. Engaging potential voters at a young age and bringing them into the voting process early helps create lifelong voters.

Consolidation of Primary Dates: Currently New York has two primary days in June and September, confusing voters. New York is the only state with two primaries.

Vote by mail: No eligible voter should have to provide a reason to be able to vote absentee.

Same day registration: 18 states and DC have Same Day Registration. Same Day Registration enables voters to register and vote at the same time and increases voter turnout.

Universal transfer of voter registration: If a voter moves anywhere within New York State, their registration address will be automatically updated, and if not, he or she will be able to vote by affidavit ballot.

"We welcome voting reforms that will make voting easier for everyone, including people with disabilities. Polling sites, voting equipment, methods of registration all need to be accessible in compliance with disability rights laws and election-related workers and volunteers need training to ensure that they are prepared to assist voters with disabilities," said Susan Dooha, executive director of Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY.

www.letnyvote.org

 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Let NY Vote Coalition) Politics Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:23:05 -0500
February Yoga Classes for Women with Cancer https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/places/1216-february-yoga-classes-for-women-with-cancer1216-february-yoga-classes-for-women-with-cancer https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/places/1216-february-yoga-classes-for-women-with-cancer1216-february-yoga-classes-for-women-with-cancer

YOGA FOR WOMEN WITH CANCER

Support Connection, Inc. announces a free program: “Yoga: A Path Toward Wellness” will be offered from 12-1:30 pm, at Club Fit in Jefferson Valley, NY, on the following Saturdays in February: 2/9, 2/16, 2/23. Open to women living with breast, ovarian and gynecological cancers. To learn more or to pre-register (PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED) call Support Connection at 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

Experience the benefits of yoga:  a stronger healthier body and a calmer, more focused mind.  The emphasis is on movement with breath awareness to achieve a tranquil feeling.  Appropriate for beginners or advance students.  Come weekly or as often as you’d like.  Please obtain your doctor’s approval before participating in any wellness program.

INSTRUCTOR:  Mia Azcue, CYT, E-RYT 500, RPT.  Mia has been a yoga student and teacher for 20 years, and is a longtime instructor for Support Connection.  She is certified by the American Viniyoga Institute as a yoga teacher and a yoga therapist.  She is also NYS licensed Physical Therapist.  Mia’s training enables her to assist each person with any physical, emotional and/or spiritual challenges she may be facing.


SUPPORT CONNECTION, INC. is a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services and programs to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Founded in 1996, Support Connection is based in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., but through our toll-free hotline and website we serve people throughout the country. Services include: One-on-one peer counseling and support groups, offering women the opportunity to connect with other cancer survivors; Ongoing wellness classes; Holistic health workshops; Public educational programs; Information and referral services; A toll-free cancer information and support hotline (1-800-532-4290.) To learn more, visit www.supportconnection.org or call (914) 962-6402. Support Connection Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support: We’ve been there. We care.

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Support Connection) Places Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:26:24 -0500
Show Postponed: Ladies Night of Comedy with Buy 1 Get 1 Free Tickets https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/events/1207-ladies-night-of-comedy-with-buy-1-get-1-free-tickets1207-ladies-night-of-comedy-with-buy-1-get-1-free-tickets https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/events/1207-ladies-night-of-comedy-with-buy-1-get-1-free-tickets1207-ladies-night-of-comedy-with-buy-1-get-1-free-tickets

The Southeast Comedy & Cabaret nestled on the 2nd floor of The Brewster Ice Arena Complex, away from the ice, will have to postpone tonight’s show Jan 19, 2019 due to the…Pending Ice Storm. (I’ll take irony for 200, Alex) Stay tuned for a new date. In the meantime we want all of our customers to stay safe.
 

Original Announcement:

January 19 is going to be a great night at The Southeast Comedy & Cabaret. Kerri Louise & Regina Deciccio  will be bringing the funny. It is a great opportunity for a Girls Night Out. We are located on the 2nd floor of The Brewster Ice Arena. If you are (or know) someone who spends most of their time in "manic mode" while in our building, this will be a real treat. 90 minutes of food, drink and laughs with friends and no distractions is good for the soul.

You can check out this quick sample of Kerri & Regina.

Tickets are on sale now, BUT to our loyal HamletHub readers you receive a special 2 for the price of 1 tickets. You need only send an email to info@southeastcomedy.com confirming your reservation, mention HAMLETHUB & then pay cash or credit card at the door. Please remember to let us know how many will be in your party. Regular price tickets are $20 at the door, $15 online tickets.

Enjoy some pre or post (or both) show drinks & food at Players Restaurant. There will also be full bar service & food available in the showroom during the show.

January 19, 2019

8:00 PM

Southeast Comedy & Cabaret

63 Fields Lane
Brewster, New York
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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Southeast Comedy & Cabaret) Events Sat, 19 Jan 2019 05:43:04 -0500
Metro-North Railroad Service Details for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/life/1211-metro-north-railroad-service-details-for-martin-luther-king-jr-s-birthday1211-metro-north-railroad-service-details-for-martin-luther-king-jr-s-birthday https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/life/1211-metro-north-railroad-service-details-for-martin-luther-king-jr-s-birthday1211-metro-north-railroad-service-details-for-martin-luther-king-jr-s-birthday

In observance of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Monday, January 21, MetroNorth Railroad will operate on a special schedule.

Specific changes are below:

Metro-North will operate on an enhanced Saturday schedule that includes 40 additional trains.

The enhanced Saturday service includes 21 extra trains on the Harlem Line, including two additional Wassaic connections, 3 Hudson Line extras, and 13 extra New Haven Line trains offering branch connections. Also, on the Harlem Line, all 27 Saturday trains that normally originate and terminate at Crestwood are extended to and from North White Plains.

For West of Hudson customers, there will be 3 additional trains on the Port Jervis Line. Off-peak fares apply all day.

The Haverstraw-Ossining and Newburgh-Beacon ferries and the Hudson Rail Link buses serving Spuyten Duyvil and Riverdale will operate on special schedules, http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/connectingservice.htm

The extra Hudson, Harlem and New Haven trains’ departure times are included in the weekend section of the current Metro-North timetables, dated September 30, 2018, and shaded with notes indicating that they will operate on January 21.

The timetables are available at stations or online at Metro-North’s website at www.mta.info/mnr by accessing the schedules link, where one can access for full timetables for each line or select desired travel times and destination. The extra Port Jervis Line service is reflected in the weekend section of the current Port Jervis/Pascack Valley Lines schedule, dated October 14, 2018.

To access train times, and real time arrival and departure times on your phone, download TrainTimes®, http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/traintimeapp.htm . You can also utilize our interactive train schedule at http://as0.mta.info/mnr/schedules/sched_form.cfm

For tickets on the go, you can buy tickets using our free MTA eTix application, http://www.mta.info/mta-eTix-promo

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (MTA) Life Sat, 19 Jan 2019 03:01:13 -0500
This is SNOW Important: Let’s Make Carmel Accessible for ALL https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/publicsafety/1215-this-is-snow-important-let-s-make-new-fairfield-accessible-for-all1215-this-is-snow-important-let-s-make-new-fairfield-accessible-for-all https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/publicsafety/1215-this-is-snow-important-let-s-make-new-fairfield-accessible-for-all1215-this-is-snow-important-let-s-make-new-fairfield-accessible-for-all

With the first significant snowstorm of the season predicted to hit Carmel & Mahopac this weekend, we would like to remind local businesses of ADA regulations in regard to parking and store access. Please remember to maintain the accessible parking spaces and pathways on PRIVATE and TOWN-OWNED business properties. 

All accessible parking spaces should be cleared and made available when the rest of the lots are being cleared and ideally, as soon as possible. Accessible parking spaces should not be used to collect snow for later removal! This is worth repeating. Accessible parking spaces should not be used to collect snow for later removal!

Please note that snow-covered spaces STILL do not mean that you can park in available accessible parking spots if you do not have an Accessible Parking Permit.

A single wheelchair requires at least a 36" path, therefore please ensure a path that is at least this wide. Clear passages should include curb cuts.

Please help by sharing this information with business owners and the public so New Fairfield is accessible for all during the winter months.

Any facility offering parking for employees or visitors must provide accessible parking for people with disabilities. An accessible parking space consists of vehicle space and a diagonally striped access aisle. The entire space must be kept clear of obstructions— including ice, snow, shopping cart corrals, trash cans, seasonal garden displays, and bicycle racks—at all times - ADA

For more information, please click here.

 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Sharol Signorelli) Public safety Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:29:23 -0500
Winter Storm Harper to arrive in Putnam County Saturday evening https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/publicsafety/1214-winter-storm-harper-to-arrive-in-putnam-county-saturday-evening1214-winter-storm-harper-to-arrive-in-putnam-county-saturday-evening https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/publicsafety/1214-winter-storm-harper-to-arrive-in-putnam-county-saturday-evening1214-winter-storm-harper-to-arrive-in-putnam-county-saturday-evening

Winter Storm Harper to arrive in Putnam County Saturday evening lasting through Sunday delivering a combination of rain, sleet, snow and ice and freezing temperatures.

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell met with her Executive ICS Team to discuss the possible impact of Winter Storm Harper. The forecast calls for light snow to begin Saturday, January 19, 2019 evening which will increase in intensity before possibly changing to sleet and rain as warm front passes through very early Sunday morning. This transition will be brief as a bitter cold front moves into position and the storm will continue to deliver heavy snow. Any accumulated rain will quickly turn to ice causing ice patches. We are also anticipating increasing wind speeds Saturday through Sunday with wind gusts up to 25 MPH. Total accumulations across our area could reach over 12”. Temperatures on Monday will remain in the single digits.

“Our Emergency Operations Center will be activated during this event so we can continue to coordinate activities from our highway crews, police, fire and EMS” said Putnam County Executive Odell. “This storm has the potential to make quite an impact to our area and we need to stay ahead of it”. And that includes the public who are reminded to make sure they have sufficient medications, water and non-perishable food items. It’s also a good time to check the remaining fuel for your oil burner or propane appliance ensuring that you can go at least one week with needing to refuel.

Odell also wants residents to check on those that may need extra help saying, “Now is the time to reach out and check on your friends, neighbors and elderly especially those that may need a little extra help. The weekend is a good time to stay home and enjoy time with your family or friends, stay off the roads unless essential to allow our highway crews to do their job”.

Putnam County Commissioner of Emergency Services Ken Clair provides some additional tips, “generators give off dangerous carbon monoxide fumes, always run generators outdoors, not in garages, making sure all generators are connected with an electrician installed transfer switch, test all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors making sure they are installed properly and in good working order”. 

Residents are reminded to report any outages to their local utility company.  NYSEG can be contacted at 800-572-1131. Central Hudson Gas & Electric can be contacted at 845-452-2700. Both companies have an app available for download to track outages.

Central Hudson has already committed a local presence in our EOC during this storm.

Putnam County 9-1-1 is fully manned and the public is reminded that it should be used only for emergency requests for Police, Fire or EMS. Non-emergency calls should go directly to your local police, fire or EMS Corps. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department can be reached at 845-225-4300.

At this time Putnam County Public Transportation (PART) anticipates no impact on Transit services on Saturday, January 19, 2018, as a result of the winter storm.  The PART system will operate if conditions permit on Monday, January 21.  For information with regards to impacts on public transportation and changes in schedule, please listen to 100.7 WHUD, check the Official County Website, or call Dispatch on Monday morning at 845-878-7433 (RIDE).

 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (MaryEllen Odell) Public safety Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:21:17 -0500
Valentines for Veterans Program https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/politics/1210-valentines-for-veterans-program1210-valentines-for-veterans-program https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/politics/1210-valentines-for-veterans-program1210-valentines-for-veterans-program

To honor our veterans’ service and sacrifice, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced his fifth annual “Valentines for Veterans” initiative, encouraging his neighbors throughout the Hudson Valley to join him in making Valentine’s Day cards to send to our veterans. Rep. Maloney’s Valentines for Veterans program provides schools, families, individuals, and businesses in the Hudson Valley with the opportunity to send Valentine’s Day greetings to our veterans. Because of overwhelming public support for the effort, Rep. Maloney will distribute the Valentines to local veterans service agencies in addition to veterans who live at Castle Point.

“The vets at Castle Point get a real kick out of getting valentines from folks across the Hudson Valley, and I encourage everyone to consider taking some time to show appreciation for our veterans service and sacrifice,” said Rep. Maloney. “We owe everything to our vets, and this is one simple way to show our support and brighten their day.”

Interested participants should contact Rep. Maloney’s office at (845) 561-1259. Valentines may be mailed to or dropped off at his Newburgh District Office by 5:00 PM on Friday, February 8th.

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Representative Sean Patrick Maloney) Politics Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:26:43 -0500
Parent's Essential Guide to College Planning at the Somers Library https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/events/1208-parent-s-essential-guide-to-college-planning-at-the-somers-library1208-parent-s-essential-guide-to-college-planning-at-the-somers-library https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/events/1208-parent-s-essential-guide-to-college-planning-at-the-somers-library1208-parent-s-essential-guide-to-college-planning-at-the-somers-library

On Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 7:00p.m until 8:30 pm., The Somers Library will be holding a Parents Essentials Guide to College Planning.

Most students don't start the formal application process soon enough and therefore may miss important opportunities. In this presentation and Q & A, learn critical insights for completing a competitive college application. This seminar for parents of college-bound students will explore relevant tips that will help make the most of this timetable, new information, and admissions insider's knowledge. The workshop is open to all. Please share these details with other parents!


Topics: . Learn insider tips for a competitive Common Application and Coalition Application . Discuss how to write compelling essays that stand out • Uncover tips to maximize chances of financial aid, including FAFSA insights . Create a personalized application timeline that increases changes of admission Registration is required; please register on our online calendar at www.somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.


Presenter: Dr. Tony Di Giacomo, founder and Executive Director of Novella Prep will share his be-hind-the-scenes admission experience from Boston University, test prep knowledge from the College Board (which manages the PSAT, SAT, and AP) and experience serving families in our area. The p rograms are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through donations.  For more information visit www.somerslibrary.org - 914-232-5717

 

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Somers Library) Events Fri, 18 Jan 2019 05:25:04 -0500
The Reading Life: Making Time for Reading in 2019 https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/life/1202-the-reading-life-making-time-for-reading-in-20191202-the-reading-life-making-time-for-reading-in-2019 https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/life/1202-the-reading-life-making-time-for-reading-in-20191202-the-reading-life-making-time-for-reading-in-2019

One of my objectives in recent months has been to be more conscious about choosing to read when I have downtime. Even for someone who loves to read (and who—gulp—speaks often about the physical and emotional benefits of reading), I can disappear down the internet rabbit hole all too often. Only to realize my one-hour break has vanished in a puff of YouTube videos, Instagram stories, and Twitter updates. It’s annoying. Especially because I well know that I’m a happier human—to say nothing of a sharper writer and thinker—when I make time for books. They don’t have to be great books (though I do enjoy great books). It’s the getting-lost-in-another-world part that is so transformative for me.

So sometimes around late November, I pledged to start following my own advice and read, read, read. Every available moment. This led to a monster month of reading in December. I doubt I’ll read 19 books in a single month again until I have another vacation. Nevertheless, as far as making time for reading, I’ve started January strong with seven books read.

As usual, the range was quite broad:

Oh My Gods by Alexandra Sheppard

I cannot resist novels in which ancient Greek mythology figures. This one is a YA novel about Helen, the 14-year-old daughter of Zeus and a mortal woman who moves to London to live with her father. I enjoyed the way ancient Greek mythology was not the centerpiece but another facet of Helen’s identity, another challenge in a life filled with them. Helen deals with grief, fitting in, first romance—themes that resonate no matter how much you do or don’t know or like about Greek mythology. It's a clever, heartening book, especially for its intended age group.

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

I also cannot resist a novel that plays with time, as you may know. This one takes a unique—and mind-bending—approach to the concept. Aiden Bishop is trapped in a time loop, compelled to relive the same day over and over until he solves the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle. The catch is that he wakes up in a different body (none of them his own) for eight days. If he does not solve the murder in that time, his memories are wiped, and the loop begins again. The narrative moves backwards and forward across the eight days, into and out of different bodies. I lost count of the twists and turns and immediately felt I needed to start it all over again upon finishing the last page, hoping to figure out what the heck I just experienced. It’s not a novel to read if you like a tidy narrative that you can follow from beginning to end. But if you don’t need that, this one is quite a ride.

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Against the backdrop of political turmoil in 1980s Nigeria, this novel follows Akin and Yejide, who fall in love and marry while Yejide is a university student. Four years into their marriage, they have not produced children, and Akin's family decides he must take on a second wife, despite his and Yejide's objections. What unfolds is a story of loss, secrets, and heartbreaking decisions. The novel asks how much we know about the people we share our lives with and how much we hide from ourselves.

Homer by Barbara Graziosi

I can’t very well read all (or a large number of) the English translations of The Odysseywithout context. I highly recommend this for Homer enthusiasts or early classics students. It’s a readable and informative overview.

Agricola and Germanica by Tacitus

These are two shorter works by Tacitus. “Agricola” is a tribute to his respected and admired father-in-law (the eponymous Agricola) and “Germanica” an ethnography and discussion of Germani tribes. Essentially, they meditate on empire and its consequences, themes central to Tacitus' longer works as well. If you've not yet read Tacitus but are interested to, this is not a bad place to start.

Winter Magic edited by Abi Elphinstone

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this collection of middle grade and YA short stories around the themes of winter and magic. Truth be told, I don’t often read short story collections. I can find it jarring to be pulled in and out of different worlds every 20 or so pages. Somehow, this collection rather enchanted me, perhaps because of the fantasy elements. The stories are all quite different, with varying degrees of magical realism. One I enjoyed in particular was set in Saint Petersburg (Russia, not Florida) and recreated the first-ever production of The Nutcracker.

Snowglobe by Amy Wilson

I was so sad when Winter Magic ended that I decided to dive into Snowglobe, another middle-grade fantasy. It follows Clementine (called Clem for short) and Dylan. At school, Dylan stands back and watches as Clem is cruelly bullied, but when she discovers he has been trapped in a snowglobe, she resolves to free him. In the process (by which I mean much danger and adventure), she discovers a treasure that was taken from her. I liked the mood of this very much!

What books have you been reading so far this year, and what books are you most looking forward to reading in 2019?

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Sally Allen) Life Fri, 18 Jan 2019 05:01:19 -0500
22 impaired drivers removed from public roadways over the January 12, 2019 weekend https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/publicsafety/1213-22-impaired-drivers-removed-from-public-roadways-over-the-january-12-2019-weekend1213-22-impaired-drivers-removed-from-public-roadways-over-the-january-12-2019-weekend https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/publicsafety/1213-22-impaired-drivers-removed-from-public-roadways-over-the-january-12-2019-weekend1213-22-impaired-drivers-removed-from-public-roadways-over-the-january-12-2019-weekend

State Police in Troop K remove twenty-two impaired drivers from public roadways over the January 12, 2019 weekend

On January 11, 2019, State Police from SP Kinderhook arrested Ashley L. Myer, age 30, of Kinderhook, NY, for Aggravated DWI with a child in the vehicle, a class E felony.  She was traveling on Main Street in the town of Kinderhook, when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. Investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On January 11, 2019, State Police from SP Livingston arrested Joseph M. Finn, age 23, of Hudson, NY, for DWAI Drugs.  He was traveling on Rod and Gun Club Road in the town of Stockport, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. Investigation revealed that he was impaired by drugs, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On January 11, 2019, State Police from SP Rhinebeck arrested Gerard V. Ollis, age 43, of Poughkeepsie, NY, for DWAI Drugs.  He was traveling on State Route 9 in the town of Rhinebeck, when he was struck a mailbox and then left the scene.  Ollis was stopped on Mills Cross Road in the town of Hyde Park, investigation revealed that he was impaired by drugs, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On January 12, 2019, State Police from SP Somers arrested Marjorie J. Venegas, age 54, of Armonk, NY, for DWI, and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 3rd degree, both misdemeanors.  She was traveling on Interstate 684 in the town of Bedford, when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. Investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On January 12, 2019, State Police from SP Poughkeepsie arrested Marcy L. Brodhead, age 41, of Poughkeepsie, NY, for DWI.  She was traveling on State Route 44 in the town of Poughkeepsie, when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On January 12, 2019, State Police from SP Stormville arrested Djon-Paul Rudovic, age 25, of Cortlandt, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on the Taconic State Parkway in the town of Yorktown, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On January 12, 2019, State Police from SP Brewster arrested Fredy O. Ramos Carbajal, age 45, of Waterbury, CT, for DWI.  He was traveling on Interstate 84 in the town of Southeast, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On January 12, 2019, State Police from SP Stormville arrested Adam B. Ornest, age 49, of Poughkeepsie, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Vassar Road in the town of Poughkeepsie, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On January 12, 2019, State Police from SP Cortlandt arrested Diego Santiago Jr., age 38, of Croton-On-Hudson, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 9 in the village of Croton-On-Hudson, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On January 12, 2019, State Police from SP Rhinebeck arrested James A. Zolko, age 30, of Holland Patent, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 9 in the town of Red Hook, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On January 13, 2019, State Police from SP Brewster arrested Corrie L. Dorazio, age 28, of Mahopac, NY, for DWI.  She was traveling on State Route 22 in the town of Southeast, when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On January 13, 2019, State Police from SP Brewster arrested Matthew E. Gernert, age 24, of Brookfield, CT, for DWI.  He was traveling on Interstate 84 in the town of Southeast, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On January 13, 2019, State Police from SP Somers arrested Yeltsy M. Lopez Arias, age 25, of Mount Kisco, NY, for DWI.  She was traveling on State Route 118 in the town of Somers, when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On January 13, 2019, State Police from SP Stormville arrested Jennifer M. Walsh, age 32, of Pleasant Valley, NY, for DWI and Agravated Unlicensed Operation in the 1st degree, a class E felony.  She was traveling on State Route 376 in the town of Poughkeepsie, when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On January 13, 2019, State Police from SP Somers arrested Tano Perez, age 20, of Yorktown, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Lee Boulevard in the town of Yorktown, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On January 13, 2019, State Police from SP East Fishkill arrested Gregory P. Werner, age 31, of Brewster, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 213 in the town of Southeast, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On January 13, 2019, State Police from SP Stormville arrested Adrian A. Richburg, age 24, of Somers, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on the Taconic State Parkway in the town of Yorktown, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On January 13, 2019, State Police from SP Cortlandt arrested Adrian E. Munoz, age 26, of Queens, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 9 in the town of Cortlandt, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On January 13, 2019, State Police from SP Poughkeepsie arrested Jose G. Garcia Reyes, age 22, of Poughkeepsie, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 55 in the town of Poughkeepsie, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On January 13, 2019, State Police from SP Cortlandt arrested Bernard M. Clarke, age 32, of Elmsford, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on the Taconic State Parkway in the town of Yorktown, when he was found asleep on the shoulder of the Parkway.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On January 13, 2019, State Police from SP East Fishkill arrested Diana M. Semczysyn, age 36, of Hartford, CT, for DWI.  She was traveling on Interstate 84 in the town of Southeast, when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On January 14, 2019, State Police from SP Brewster arrested Rossy A. Recinos Interiano, age 31, of Danbury, CT, for DWI.  She was traveling on State Route 312 in the town of Southeast, when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (NYS Police) Public safety Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:25:01 -0500
Winter Weekend Storm Watch for Fairfield, Putnam & Westchester County https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/publicsafety/1209-winter-weekend-storm-watch-for-fairfield-putnam-westchester-county1209-winter-weekend-storm-watch-for-fairfield-putnam-westchester-county https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/publicsafety/1209-winter-weekend-storm-watch-for-fairfield-putnam-westchester-county1209-winter-weekend-storm-watch-for-fairfield-putnam-westchester-county

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for northern Fairfield County in CT and Putnam & Westchester County in NY Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20.  

Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York will be impacted from the storm. Heavy mixed precipitation is possible with snow totals of 4 to 8 inches as well as ice accumulations of approximately 1/10 to ¼ inch.

Travel may be difficult Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.

Strong wind gusts are predicted for Sunday afternoon into the evening. The gusts could bring down tree limbs and power lines.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.

MOTORISTS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF SLIPPERY ROADS AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Visit the National Weather Service online here for additional information.

 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (NWS) Public safety Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:46:23 -0500
Stixx & Stonz at La Famiglia on February 8 https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/events/1195-stixx-stonz-at-la-famiglia-on-february-81195-stixx-stonz-at-la-famiglia-on-february-8 https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/events/1195-stixx-stonz-at-la-famiglia-on-february-81195-stixx-stonz-at-la-famiglia-on-february-8

Stixx & Stonz at La Famiglia

02/08/2019 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
La Famiglia Bar & Grill, 110 NY-311, Carmel, NY 10512
 
Sitxx & Stonz is a classic rock band that plays the hits of the Beatles, the Stones, The Black Crowes, James Brown, the Hollies, and much more.

Dance to Classic Rock with Stixx & Stonz right between Ground Hog Day & Valentine's Day

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Stixx & Stonz) Events Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:42:42 -0500
Writers Speak at Katonah Museum of Art https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/neighbors/1203-writers-speak-at-katonah-museum-of-art1203-writers-speak-at-katonah-museum-of-art https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/neighbors/1203-writers-speak-at-katonah-museum-of-art1203-writers-speak-at-katonah-museum-of-art

Sundays, February 24, March 10, April 28, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Join us for a reading and conversation with writers responding to and reflecting on art, culture and world events. Light refreshments served. Books available for sale at event.


February 24, Pamela Hart, Poet and KMA Writer in Residence
Pamela Hart, Mothers Over Nangarhar
at the KMA

Winner of the 2017 Kathryn A. Morton Prize, Mothers Over Nangarhar is an unusual and powerful war narrative, focusing less on the front lines of combat and more on the home front, a perspective our American cultural canon has largely ignored.


March 10: Helen Schulman
Helen Schulman, Come with Me
at Katonah Village Public Library

From the New York Times bestselling author Schulman comes a new novel, Come with Me, a searing, and unexpected, dark comedy that is both a deeply romantic love story and a vivid tapestry of modern life.


April 28: Farah Pandith
Farah Pandith, How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat
at the KMA

Farah Pandith, one of the world’s most respected experts on countering violent extremism and the first-ever United States special representative to Muslim Communities, reveals how we can stop the rapid spread of extremist ideology.


Suggested donation $10

Space is limited. Reservations suggested: please email: info@katonahmuseum.org

Co-sponsored with the Katonah Village Library.

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Katonah Museum of Art) Neighbors Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:16:21 -0500