Carmel's HamletHub Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:03:10 -0400 Comedy Fundraiser for the Green Chimneys Parent Association is Saturday Oct. 19th

Green Chimneys is having a Comedy Fundraiser on Saturday October 19th at the Southeast Comedy and Cabaret on Fields Lane in Brewster. 

The event will feature top Local Comedians and is a benefit for the Green Chimneys Parent Association.
Doors open at 6:00pm and the Show starts at 7:00pm there is a Pub Menu with a cash bar • 18+ Adults Only Raffles, a 50/50 drawing and  Auctions

Tickets are only $20.00.

For tickets, to donate, or sponsor the event, please visit

For more information, please contact Susan Rynkiewicz at 914-774-5822

The event is being held in conjunction with


Green Chimneys is a multi-faceted nonprofit organization helping young people to maximize their full potential by providing residential, educational, clinical and recreational services, in a safe and supportive environment that nurtures connections with their families, the community, animals and nature.

]]> (Green Chimneys Parent Association) Events Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:54:17 -0400
Message from Superintendent Bandlow Regarding Brewster Student SnapChat Video

Oct 18th, 2019

Dear Brewster Community,

Last night around 9 pm, Brewster Schools received numerous notifications from the Anonymous Alerts system about a Snapchat video that depicted an alleged crime that took place off of school grounds within the Brewster Community. Local police and school administration responded immediately. State Police are actively investigating.

We would like to thank the parents and students who reached out immediately to alert us and to allow police to do their job. It’s a testament to the strength of our community and the fact that Brewster families take care of one another. That said, please try to avoid speculation on social media. There are many rumors that are being spread that are simply untrue and the proliferation of this information helps no one.

We understand that many of our students and staff saw or heard about this disturbing video. As a result, our District-Wide and Building-level Crisis Teams met today to put developmentally-appropriate plans in place to support our students. Counselors will be readily available for students district-wide who need to talk. We understand that this support will need to extend beyond today, and we are making plans for such support. The health and safety of our students is always our top priority.

Please also know that this message went out to BHS students via email this morning.

Even though much of this is what you have already done as parents, here are helpful reminders to further support our students/children:

  • Please tell your student not to view the video
  • If a student is in possession of the video or images of the video, they must delete it immediately. It is a crime to possess or distribute it
  • Monitor and limit cell phone use
  • Encourage your children to talk to you or a trusted adult in school about this incident

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Best Regards,

Laurie Bandlow, Ed.D.

Letter from Dr. Bandlow

]]> (Brewster Schools) Public safety Fri, 18 Oct 2019 08:02:36 -0400
Halloween Train Show at Lasdon

Westchester County is the lower Hudson Valley’s major hotspot for Halloween happenings, and the 2019 Annual Halloween Train Show at Lasdon Park in Somers should be on your “must see” list. County Executive George Latimer invites everyone to visit from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27.

 “The train show is a terrific attraction for everyone, especially children,” Latimer said. “Lasdon will be beautifully decorated for the season.”

The event’s principal attraction will be the Main House’s running miniature-railroad layout featuring charming Lionel Trains, with similar scale trains chugging past haunted houses, eerie scenes and whimsical dioramas.

Other attractions will be the pumpkin hay maze and the Veterans Museum’s new exhibit, Women at War.

Visitors will delight in the Spooky Eye-Spy Conservatory Stroll (included with admission fee), during which they hunt for Halloween-themed surprises -- spiders, pumpkins ghosts and more – that are hidden in plants along the way.

Meet and greet a “live” dinosaur then take a walk in the park’s Dinosaur Garden. Scan the code on the signs with your smartphone using the free Zappar app for interactive fun.

Grab some burgers at the Taste of Grille food truck or snacks and refreshments at the Garden Shop.  

Admission, sold at the gate is $10 per adult, $5 per child and free for ages 2 and under. Last ticket will be sold at 3:30 p.m.

The Halloween Train Show is presented by Westchester County Parks and the Friends of Lasdon.

Lasdon Park is at 2610 Amawalk Road (Route 35) in Somers.

For more information, go to

]]> (Westchester County) Events Fri, 18 Oct 2019 06:39:13 -0400
Recipe of the Week: Broccoli and Garlic-Ricotta Toasts with Hot Honey

Broccoli and Garlic-Ricotta Toasts with Hot Honey

Crispy roasted broccoli proves it works just as well as an appetizer as it does a side dish. Use broccoli stems in any recipe that calls for florets; their crunch provides a nice textural contrast. Leave the peels on the garlic cloves so they steam and become creamy inside their skins when roasted. If you don’t have ricotta, mix the mashed roasted garlic into mayonnaise instead.
  • 1 baguette, sliced ½" thick on a diagonal (about 12 slices)
  • 6 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 head of broccoli, stem peeled, stem and florets chopped into ½" pieces
  • 1 head of garlic, cloves separated
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1½ cups fresh ricotta
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Place racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 400°. Arrange bread slices in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with 2 Tbsp. oil. Toss on baking sheet to coat, then arrange again in a single layer. Place broccoli and garlic on another rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with remaining 4 Tbsp. oil. Season generously with salt and toss to combine.
  2. Place broccoli on top rack and bread on bottom rack and roast until bread is golden brown and crisp, 10–12 minutes. Remove bread from oven and continue to roast broccoli and garlic, tossing once, until broccoli is browned all over and garlic is tender, another 15–20 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk honey, vinegar, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.
  4. As soon as garlic is cool enough to handle, squeeze cloves out of their skins and mash in another small bowl to form a paste. Add ricotta and mix well; season with salt and black pepper.
  5. Spread ricotta over toasts and top with roasted broccoli. Arrange on a platter and drizzle with honey mixture.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Hudson Valley Regional Farmers Market

Open Every Sunday
(Closed on select holidays)

15 Mount Ebo Road, South
Brewster, New York 10509

Brewster's Year-Round Farmers Market
Under the Tent or in the Lobby in Inclement Weather

Support your local farmers market

]]> (HVRFM) Life Fri, 18 Oct 2019 06:02:05 -0400
Food Safety at Patterson Library

The food safety experts at the Putnam County Department of Health will give you the information you need to keep
your kitchen and your cooking safe. Learn about proper techniques, food temperatures, storage and more. For more
information or to register, contact the Patterson Library at 845-878-6121 x10 or go to and
click Calendar.

Food Safety 101

Thursday, November 14 7:00 PM

]]> (Patterson Library) Events Fri, 18 Oct 2019 05:23:51 -0400
FrOGS Fall Celebration & Art Show this weekend

Mark your calendars and join us for our Fall Celebration and Art Show this coming weekend October 19 and 20 at Christ Church on Quaker Hill, Pawling NY!

For 2019 we’re proud to be hosting our 23rd annual Celebration of the Great Swamp!

This is an event for the entire family and admission is free!

Saturday October 19, 2019, 11 AM - 5 PM
Sunday October 20, 2019, 12 PM - 4 PM

Activities include our annual juried art show and sale, Great Swamp turtles, Chuckie Goodnight, Jim Eyring’s Birds of Prey, educational talks and presentations, children's activities and more!

As part of our educational programs, accomplished artist Sharon Nakazato will hold a workshop on Plein Air painting on Saturday Oct 19th, at 12 PM, weather permitting. Sharon will share some of her experiences using different mediums, and each participant will have the opportunity to create a painting. Participants should bring a folding chair. Materials will be supplied if they don't have their own. Both experienced painters and new people who want to try it are welcome!

Saturday Program Schedule

  • 12 PM - Plein Air Workshop with Sharon Nakazato 
  • 1 PM - Photographing the Great Swamp with Justin P. Goodhart 
  • 2:30 PM - Planting Pollinator Gardens with Julia Brine 

Sunday Program Schedule

  • 12:30 PM - Photographing the Great Swamp with Justin P. Goodhart 
  • 2 PM - Planting Pollinator Gardens with Julia Brine 
  • 3 PM - Turtles of the Great Swamp with John Foley

Clock Tower Grill food truck will be there all weekend offering great fresh food, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to FrOGS!

Facebook event link:

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Aversano’s Announces Their New Menu

Fall is here!  Come try Aversano's new Menu! Try their homemade sangria, pastas and desserts. 

Here’s a sample of some of their new dishes:

  • Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Chicken Sausage sautéed in garlic and olive oil
  • Beet Salad with roasted peppers, tomato, goat cheese, pecans, olive oil, balsamic reduction. 
  • Calabrese Pizza with hot Calabrese peppers, hot salami, hot oil. 
  • Arugula Endive Gorgonzola Salad
  • Veal Chop 16 oz center cut
  • Fresh Rigatoni Bolognese 

Enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner every day of the week!  Join us for Happy Hour - Monday through Friday 3:30-6:30 pm.  Their full service bar includes a variety of wines and beer along with featured cocktails including:

  • SPICED PEAR COSMO: Pear Vodka, Italian Elderflower, white cranberry, lime & a dash of cinnamon. 
  • POMEGRANATE MARGARITA: Herradura Silver Tequila, Triple Sec, Sour & float of Pama Pomegranite Liqueur. 
  • HOUSEMADE SANGRIA: Red or Seasonal. 
  • DOUBLE CHOCOLATE EGGCREAM: Stoli Vanilla, Kahlua, Italian Dark Chocolate Cocoa
    syrup, cream, splash club soda. 

For a limited time only, enjoy our special Fall items:

  • Pumpkin Crumble Gelato
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Butternut Ravioli
  • Apple Cider Martini

Aversano's has complete party catering. They bring everything you need including tables, chairs, and tents! Let them do the work, so you can enjoy your special day. Ask about their exclusive off-premise venues.

Join Aversano’s email club to receive emails with discounts and offers.

Save time before you head out to Aversano's:

Aversano's Restaurant
1620 Route 22 (Towne Centre)
Brewster, NY 10509

Scroll through photos for an offer for $10 off a $60 check.

What are people saying about Aversano's?

Everything was on point! From the olive oil you dip the bread in through the delicious desserts and cappuccinos! I brought some friends to share this delicious experience with and although we live in the Hopewell area I am sure they will come back! …I boast about this place all the time and each time I bring people they are completely satisfied! The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is relaxing. I am not a person that eats meatballs out but Nonna's meatballs are AMAZING! They actually remind me of my Grandparents meatballs. I crave them and cannot wait to come again. My husband once had the Veal Chop, so worth it!!! I thank my sister in law for suggesting this place years ago as our 1/2 way place to meet because I love it and will continue to send people there! – Michele O. (Review on Google)


Aversano's is one of the best Italian restaurants north of the city. The food is consistently great with personal twists by the two brother/chefs. We loved them so much that we had them cater our wedding. I highly recommend them for a wonderful dinner or the best pizza around! – Deborah F. (Review on Google)


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]]> (Margaret Carey) Places Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:01:00 -0400
4th Annual Pet Halloween Parade

Join us for the 4th Annual Pet Halloween Parade at The Feed Barn in Mahopac!

All pets are welcome to participate. Parade starts at noon sharp!

Dress your pet in their best Halloween  costume!

Free giveaways and prizes for best costume.

Click Here to Learn More!

When: Saturday, October 26th at 12:00 PM

Where: 161 Rt. 6 (next to Rite Aid) Mahopac, NY 10541

Phone: 845-621-2276

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Book Sale At Kent Library on Nov. 1, 2, and 9

The Friends of  Kent  Library will be holding their fall giant book sale at the Kent Public Library on Friday, November 1st  and Saturday, November 2nd, with a "Book Cellar" sale on Saturday, Nov. 9th.

 From 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, November 1, there will be a $10 "early bird preview" admission fee. The sale is open to the public for free admission from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1, and  from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday., Nov. 2.  The Friends of the Library hold just two giant book sales a year, so take advantage of the opportunity to find plenty of books to last you through a long, cold winter.  On Saturday, November 9, the "book cellar" sale  will be open from 10 a.m.  to 2 p.m.  In honor of Veterans Day, on November 9 Veterans are invited to fill up a large bag with books for just $5.  

About 4,000 gently used books will be for sale at bargain prices in the Kent Public Library Book Cellar. The Friends have carefully sorted through the books donated to them, divided them into categories, and kept only the best for this sale. Adult book prices range from 50 cents to $2, with some collectible and first edition books at higher prices. Children's books range from $1 each for hardcovers to 6 for $1 for paperbacks.  CDs will be on sale for 50 cents each, or 3 for $1.00, and audiobooks for $1 each.  There will be lots of DVD's for sale at $1 each, or 50 cents for children's DVD's.   This is a great time to stock up on "stocking stuffers" and small gifts for the holidays.  Information about the upcoming vote on the Kent Library appropriation will  be available.

Buyers are encouraged to bring their own bags or boxes to carry their books home. Friends of Kent Library canvas bags will also be for sale. The Book Cellar can accommodate 49 people at a time, so buyers who come at an especially crowded time may have to wait their turn to enter.  Proceeds from the book sale are used to buy library museum passes, pay for programs, and otherwise support the Kent Library.
The Kent Library's smaller Book Nook is open throughout the year at 17 Sybil's Crossing, Kent Lakes. The Book Nook is open  on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Volunteers for both the Book Nook and Book Cellar sales are always needed. Please contact the Kent Public Library at 845-225-8585. For more information, visit

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Fall Divisions in the Perennial Garden

Fall Divisions in the Perennial Garden

10/22/2019 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County, 1 Geneva Rd, Brewster, NY 10509, USA

Be prepared to get your hands dirty: we are going to divide a perennial garden. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn what to do when your garden is overgrown or weedy. You will go home with plants! Bring work gloves and sturdy shoes. $10 Registration Pre-registration required:

]]> (CCE Putnam) Events Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:52:04 -0400
Patterson Library Board fo Trustees Meeting

The Patterson Library Board of Trustees meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Library. Meetings are open to the public. The next meeting of the Patterson Library Board of trustees will take place on November 19, 2019 a 630 pm.

]]> (Patterson Library) Life Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:37:48 -0400
Mini Golf FUNdraiser for Arts On The Lake

Join us for a round of Mini Golf at Red Rooster in Brewster on 

Sunday, October 20, at 12:00 pm.

We are kicking off our Fall fundraising activities with a great afternoon of mini-golf at the newly renovated Red Rooster on Rote 22.

Price includes one of their famous burgers, fries, drink, ice cream and a round of mini-golf, all for $25 per person with net proceeds supporting Arts on the Lake.  For more information, click here.

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

Office hours:
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Mon., Wed. & Fri.; other times by appointment.

845 228-AOTL (2685)

Email us

]]> (Arts On The Lake) Events Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:41:54 -0400
Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic Scheduled for November 2

Bring your dogs, cats and ferrets to a FREE rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, November 2, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Putnam County Department of Health, the clinic is being held at Brook Farm Veterinary Center, 2371 Route 22, in Patterson, N.Y. and is open to all Putnam County residents.

           Please bring photo ID as proof of Putnam County residency, as well as written proof of prior rabies vaccination. Tags are not acceptable. If you do not have a written certificate documenting prior rabies vaccination, your pet will receive a one-year rabies vaccine. All animals must be under control and not aggressive, with all dogs leashed and cats and ferrets in a carrier. An animal information/release form will be available and can be completed at the clinic site. For more information and directions, please call the Putnam County Department of Health at (845) 808-1390 ext. 43160.

           Pet vaccination is important to protect your pets and prevent the spread of rabies, but the number-one reason for rabies treatments in Putnam County remains bat exposures. If you find a bat in your house, capture the bat and call the Putnam County Department of Health at (845) 808-1390. A staff person will assess your situation and if appropriate, arrange to test the bat for rabies, since this is the only way to avoid unnecessary treatment, which consists of a two-week series of shots. For more information about rabies and capturing a bat, visit the Putnam County website at

           The mission of the Putnam County Department of Health, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), is to improve and protect the health of the Putnam County community, composed of nearly 100,000 residents. Core services include community health assessment, disease surveillance and control, emergency preparedness, environmental health protection, family health promotion and health education. For more information, please visit our County website at; or visit our social media sites on Facebook at  and Twitter @PutnamHealthNY.

]]> (Putnam County Department of Health) Public safety Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:18:33 -0400
"Save of the Game" to be presented by Ameriprise Financial

The Danbury Hat Tricks and Ameriprise Financial have formed a partnership for the 2019-20 season to bring fans the "Save of the Game."

In addition to presenting video highlights of the best save of each Hat Tricks game, Ameriprise will be sponsoring giveaways and providing financial wellness tips to Danbury hockey fans throughout the 2019-20 season.

"We saw it as a great opportunity to jump on the bandwagon," said Ameriprise financial advisor Derek Packett. "I'm at the rink all the time, I'm a men's league goalie, my son plays goalie...I thought, sweet!"

Packett, in addition to being a financial advisor for 20 years, is a passionate hockey fan. An avid supporter of the Boston Bruins, Packett proudly touts his fandom through his son (named Cam, as in Neely) and dog (named Tuukka, as in Rask). 

Ameriprise Financial has been helping people with their financial wellness, debt management and investment dating back to 1894. They focus on providing people the tools and resources necessary to prepare for life changes and set goals for retirement.

For more information, visit Derek Packett's website at

The Danbury Hat Tricks open their season on home ice against the Port Huron Prowlers on Friday, October 25th at Individual game and season tickets are on sale now at For more information, call the main office at 203-794-1704 or email Jack O'Marra at

]]> (Danbury Hat Trricks) Life Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:55:47 -0400
Patterson Rotary's "Touch-A-Truck For Heroes" this Saturday

This Saturday, October 19th the Patterson Rotary will hold its annual Touch-a-Truck event at Thunder Ridge Ski Area on Route 22 in Patterson. In past years there have been fire trucks, ambulance, excavators and tow trucks. Virtually every type of truck imaginable will be on hand. it's tons of fun for kids and adults! Big rigs to climb in, horns to honk and just plain fun. When the kids get bored, there is a huge sandpit for them to play in. Food, fun, and trucks! Mark your calendar for October 19th- 10AM-4PM. all proceeds go to local veterans and veterans organizations. See the Event Facebook Page for details.

]]> (Peter Carey) Life Thu, 17 Oct 2019 04:06:22 -0400