Chappaqua's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:55:32 -0400 HamletHub.com Chappaqua Blood Drive at Town Hall on July 29 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/charities/2545-chappaqua-blood-drive-at-town-hall-on-july-292545-chappaqua-blood-drive-at-town-hall-on-july-29 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/charities/2545-chappaqua-blood-drive-at-town-hall-on-july-292545-chappaqua-blood-drive-at-town-hall-on-july-29

Chappaqua Blood Drive at Town Hall on Monday, July 29 will be hosted by Senator Harckham and the NY Blood Center. Donate blood between the hours of 1:30 and 6pm at New Castle Town Hall, 200 South Greeley Ave, Chappaqua.

RSVP to avoid the wait at 1-800-933-2566.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Charities Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:25:26 -0400
Chappaqua Cooling Stations, Town Hall OPEN for OvernighAccommodations https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/publicsafety/2544-chappaqua-cooling-stations-town-hall-open-for-overnighaccommodations2544-chappaqua-cooling-stations-town-hall-open-for-overnighaccommodations https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/publicsafety/2544-chappaqua-cooling-stations-town-hall-open-for-overnighaccommodations2544-chappaqua-cooling-stations-town-hall-open-for-overnighaccommodations

Chappaqua Cooling Stations

Due to the heat advisory from today, Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21,  New Castle Town Hall (200 S. Greeley, Chappaqua) and the Community Center will be open during the day for residents to cool off if needed.

Town Hall will be available for overnight accommodations Friday night and Saturday night.

Be sure to drink water, cool off and never leave people or pets in a closed car.

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kerry@ducey.org (Town of New Castle) Public safety Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:20:06 -0400
Chappaqua Road Closures July 22 to July 26 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/places/2543-chappaqua-road-closures-july-22-to-july-262543-chappaqua-road-closures-july-22-to-july-26 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/places/2543-chappaqua-road-closures-july-22-to-july-262543-chappaqua-road-closures-july-22-to-july-26

Road Closures

Asplundh and Con Ed are removing a number of large trees along Croton Lake Road (between Lake Road and Seth Canyon Drive) next week: July 22 to July 26. This will require a total closure of the road from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day (Monday to Friday). Large cranes are required to remove the trees safely.

Message Boards have been placed along the roads to alert residents and travelers along the road of the planned work- detour signs have been erected as well.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Jill Shapiro Administrator, New Castle) Places Wed, 17 Jul 2019 09:56:57 -0400
Downtown Chappaqua Rezoning Discussion on July 23 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2542-downtown-chappaqua-rezoning-discussion-on-july-232542-downtown-chappaqua-rezoning-discussion-on-july-23 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2542-downtown-chappaqua-rezoning-discussion-on-july-232542-downtown-chappaqua-rezoning-discussion-on-july-23

Downtown Chappaqua Rezoning Discussion on July 23, 2019, 2:00pm - 4:00pm & 6:00pm - 8:00pm, New Castle Town Hall.

Join the discussion about re-zoning of downtown Chappaqua on July 23, 2019, 2:00pm - 4:00pm & 6:00pm - 8:00pm, New Castle Town Hall.

The 2017 Comprehensive Plan recognizes that a healthy 21st century hamlet is much more than a retail destination; it is a place for community gatherings and civic events; a place where residents can live, congregate and spend their time comfortably; a place that is aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate for pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles; and a place that offers exciting dining and entertainment options that attract community residents and visitors.

Today the Chappaqua Hamlet fulfills some of these criteria but falls short on many others (e.g. limited entertainment options, limited selection of housing types, difficult pedestrian navigation, limited parking).

The Comprehensive Plan acknowledges the need to revitalize the Chappaqua Hamlet as a more modern, mixed-use community calling for actions that will help support its goals.

Read more about the Chappaqua Hamlet Rezoning Project and watch the meetings here.

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kerry@ducey.org (Town of New Castle) Neighbors Wed, 17 Jul 2019 09:49:57 -0400
Shop LOCAL! Chappaqua Sidewalk Sale Kicks Off on July 18 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/life/2538-shop-local-chappaqua-sidewalk-sale-kicks-off-on-july-182538-shop-local-chappaqua-sidewalk-sale-kicks-off-on-july-18 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/life/2538-shop-local-chappaqua-sidewalk-sale-kicks-off-on-july-182538-shop-local-chappaqua-sidewalk-sale-kicks-off-on-july-18

Chappaqua Sidewalk Sale ~ Thursday, July 18 through Saturday, July 20.

The annual Chappaqua Sidewalk Sale is a family-friendly shopping event that will kick off on July 18 and run from 9am to 6pm through July 20.

Merchants throughout Chappaqua will offer bargains and showcase new merchandise.

Shop Local!

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Life Wed, 17 Jul 2019 08:48:00 -0400
New Castle Parks & Rec Summer Concert Series https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2537-new-castle-parks-rec-summer-concert-series-kicks-off-july-10-with-bruce-springsteen-tribute-band2537-new-castle-parks-rec-summer-concert-series-kicks-off-july-10-with-bruce-springsteen-tribute-band https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2537-new-castle-parks-rec-summer-concert-series-kicks-off-july-10-with-bruce-springsteen-tribute-band2537-new-castle-parks-rec-summer-concert-series-kicks-off-july-10-with-bruce-springsteen-tribute-band

2019 Summer Concert Series

  • 7/17 – Rebecca Haviland & Whiskey Heart – American Country band
  • 7/24 – Arena Rock Tribute – multi-tribute Classic Rock band that pays homage to iconic bands and artists who helped define Classic Rock in the 70’s and 80’s
  • 7/31 – FDR Drive – Top 40 and classic hits
  • 8/7 – The Haks - Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Motown, Country, Southern Rock
  • 8/14 – The Chappaqua Orchestra

Thank you to our sponsors Breezemont Day Camp, Sunshine Children’s Home & Rehab Center, Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce, Financial Asset Management & Korth & Shannahan.

Click here for additional information.

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kerry@ducey.org (New Castle Parks & Rec) Neighbors Wed, 17 Jul 2019 08:42:00 -0400
State Police in Troop K remove twenty-three impaired drivers from public roadways https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/publicsafety/2541-state-police-in-troop-k-remove-twenty-three-impaired-drivers-from-public-roadways2541-state-police-in-troop-k-remove-twenty-three-impaired-drivers-from-public-roadways https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/publicsafety/2541-state-police-in-troop-k-remove-twenty-three-impaired-drivers-from-public-roadways2541-state-police-in-troop-k-remove-twenty-three-impaired-drivers-from-public-roadways

On July 12, 2019, State Police from SP Rhinebeck arrested Jason Reynoso, age 28, of Poughkeepsie, NY, for DWAI Drugs.  He was traveling on the Taconic State Parkway in the town of Milan, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of drugs, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On July 12, 2019, State Police from SP Rhinebeck arrested Shayna A. Miller, age 24, of New Paltz, NY, for DWI.  She was traveling on River Road in the town of Red Hook, when she was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed she was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On July 12, 2019, State Police from SP Wappinger arrested Connor D. Hansen, age 23, of Hyde Park, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 9 in the town of Poughkeepsie, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On July 12, 2019, State Police from SP Brewster arrested Ismael Martinez Trinidad, age 29, of North Salem, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Tonetta Lake Road in the town of Southeast, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On July 13, 2019, State Police from SP Somers arrested German Manzo, age 45, of New Rochelle, NY, for Aggravated DWI.  He was traveling on Tomahawk Street in the town of Somers, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On July 13, 2019, State Police from SP Rhinebeck arrested Marianne Agnello, age 62, of Red Hook, NY, for Aggravated DWI.  She was traveling on State Route 199 in the town of Red Hook, when she was observed relieving herself on Hapeman Hill Road.  Investigation revealed she was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On July 13, 2019, State Police from SP Wappinger arrested Jhandry D. Cuenca Ramirez, age 35, of Danbury, CT, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 6 in the village of Brewster, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On July 13, 2019, State Police from SP Poughkeepsie arrested Lauren H. Schaefer, age 27, of Poughkeepsie, NY, for DWI.  She was traveling on State Route 9 in the city of Poughkeepsie, when she was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed she was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On July 13, 2019, State Police from SP Rhinebeck arrested Alex Williams, age 53, of Oswego, NY, for DWAI Drugs.  He was traveling on the Taconic State Parkway in the town of Milan, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of drugs, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On July 13, 2019, State Police from SP Stormville arrested Liam Gallagher-Siudzinski, age 27, of Cold Spring, NY, for Aggravated DWI with a prior conviction, a class E felony.  He was traveling on the Taconic State Parkway in the town of Kent, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On July 13, 2019, State Police from SP Poughkeepsie arrested Noel B. Johnston, age 30, of Lagrange, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Clove Valley Road in the town of Union Vale, when he was involved in a one car motor vehicle crash.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On July 13, 2019, State Police from SP Poughkeepsie arrested Dwight S. Morgan, age 54, of Poughkeepsie, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Salt Point Turnpike in the town of Pleasant Valley, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On July 13, 2019, State Police from SP Somers arrested Andres F. Valencia, age 24, of Carmel, NY, for DWI with a prior conviction, a class E felony.  He was traveling on Interstate 684 in the town of Bedford, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On July 13, 2019, State Police from SP Cortlandt arrested Joshua A. Donato, age 26, of Bronx, NY, for DWAI Drugs, and Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the 4th degree, both misdemeanors.  He was traveling on Taconic State Parkway in the town of Yorktown, when he was interviewed during a seatbelt safety checkpoint on the FDR Park entrance.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of drugs, and in possession of approximately 126.4 grams of marijuana.
 
On July 13, 2019, State Police from SP Cortlandt arrested Constance M. Jackson, age 60, of Peekskill, NY, for DWI.  She was traveling on East Main Street in the town of Cortlandt, when she was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed she was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On July 14, 2019, State Police from SP Somers arrested Nicholas R. Correia, age 35, of West Warwick, RI, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 100 in the town of Somers, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On July 14, 2019, State Police from SP Rhinebeck arrested Alexandra J. Millian, age 34, of Kingston, NY, for DWI with a prior conviction, a class E felony.  She was traveling on State Route 199 in the town of Milan, when she was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed she was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On July 14, 2019, State Police from SP Brewster arrested Troy T. Perez, age 50, of Yorktown, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Interstate 684 in the town of Southeast, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On July 14, 2019, State Police from SP Cortlandt arrested Byron G. Villa Morocho, age 27, of Yorktown, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Washington Street in the town of Cortlandt, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On July 14, 2019, State Police from SP Rhinebeck arrested Alan C. Wanzenberg, age 68, of Taghkanic, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 9G in the city of Hudson, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On July 14, 2019, State Police from SP Brewster arrested Franklin M. Llivipuma Pugo, age 31, of Danbury, CT, for Aggravated DWI Leandra’s Law with a prior conviction, a class E felony.  He was traveling on Interstate 84 in the town of Southeast, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol with a child in the vehicle, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On July 14, 2019, State Police from SP Wappinger arrested Sondra J. Ferrara, age 60, of Fishkill, NY, for DWI, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, and Operating while Registration Suspended, all misdemeanors.  She was traveling on Ketchamtown Road in the town of Wappinger, when she was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed she was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On July 15, 2019, State Police from SP Livingston arrested Michael Y. Tong, age 51, of Ghent, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 9 in the town of Stockport, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol and was subsequently arrested.
 
 
 
 
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kerry@ducey.org (NYS Police) Public safety Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:59:19 -0400
ACT of Connecticut’s FREE Summer Camp Performances on July 26 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2540-act-of-connecticut-s-free-summer-camp-performances-on-july-262540-act-of-connecticut-s-free-summer-camp-performances-on-july-26 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2540-act-of-connecticut-s-free-summer-camp-performances-on-july-262540-act-of-connecticut-s-free-summer-camp-performances-on-july-26

ACT of Connecticut’s FREE Summer Camp Performances on Friday, July 26th at 6 PM and 8 PM

ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut invites theatre-lovers of all ages to attend its FREE performances of “Giants in the Sky” and “13” (the musical) on Friday, July 26th at 6PM and 8PM. These family-friendly performances mark the culmination of ACT of CT’s two-week summer camp program, during which aspiring local young actors are paired with highly skilled and engaged artists to explore the art of musical theatre.

Summer camps are split by age into two sessions, with students ages 7-12 performing “Giants in the Sky” directed by Ann Evans Watson, and students ages 13-18 performing “13” directed by ACT’s Artistic Director, Daniel C. Levine.

“It is so exciting to watch our students and campers grow as actors, singers, and dancers,” says Artistic Director Daniel C. Levine. “The opportunity to work with Broadway professionals is a unique experience that will prove invaluable for these kids.”

General admission is free, no tickets are required.

About ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut

ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Equity theatre located in Ridgefield, CT. Founded and led by Katie Diamond, Daniel C. Levine, and Bryan Perri, ACT of CT presents limited engagement runs of well-known Broadway musicals and plays, as well as world-premiere productions by the next generation of writers and composers. ACT of CT was honored with 11 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards in 2018-2019, its inaugural season. The theatre company produces four shows per season, including one show in the “Presenting Stephen Schwartz!” Series (honoring ACT Artistic Advisor, Stephen Schwartz). All shows feature both Broadway stars and local Fairfield and Westchester County talent. In addition to fully produced main stage productions, ACT of CT hosts a New Works Series, The Broadway Unplugged Series, youth education classes, masterclasses, camps, workshops, and a conservatory program for high school students. ACT of CT is located at 36 Old Quarry Road, in the beautiful village of Ridgefield, CT.  Visit actofct.org for further information.

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kerry@ducey.org (Amanda Duff) Neighbors Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:31:08 -0400
Town of New Castle Open House on July 23 Spotlights Hamlet Rezoning Plan https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/politics/2539-town-of-new-castle-open-house-on-july-23-spotlights-hamlet-rezoning-plan2539-town-of-new-castle-open-house-on-july-23-spotlights-hamlet-rezoning-plan https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/politics/2539-town-of-new-castle-open-house-on-july-23-spotlights-hamlet-rezoning-plan2539-town-of-new-castle-open-house-on-july-23-spotlights-hamlet-rezoning-plan

Chappaqua Hamlet Rezoning

Town of New Castle will be holding an “Open House” (2:00-4:00PM & 6:00-8:00PM) for the community to come hear about and discuss Chappaqua’s new Form-Based Code on Tuesday, July 23

On June 21, 2017, after a multi-year public outreach process, the Town of New Castle adopted its Comprehensive Plan Update, “A Framework for New Castle”. The Town’s Comprehensive Plan Update sets forth specific goals to “preserve the Town’s bucolic, residential character and its historic resources while promoting new mixed-use development in the hamlets to meet the community’s housing needs and fostering thriving commercial and civic spaces. The plan recognizes that a healthy 21st century hamlet is much more than a retail destination; it is a place for community gatherings and civic events; a place where residents can live, congregate and spend their time comfortably; a place that is aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate for pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles; and a place that offers exciting dining and entertainment options that attract community residents and visitors. Today the Chappaqua Hamlet fulfills some of these criteria but falls short on many others (e.g. limited entertainment options, a limited selection of housing types, difficult pedestrian navigation, limited parking). The Comprehensive Plan acknowledges the need to revitalize the Chappaqua Hamlet as a more modern, mixed-use community calling for actions that will help support its goals. The New Castle Comprehensive Plan Update can be found here.

Since its adoption, the New Castle Town Board has been implementing the Comprehensive Plan actions to meet the Community’s goals. Development of a Form Based Code to address revitalization of the Chappaqua hamlet is a priority implementation action that arose from the Comprehensive Plan. On April 23, 2019 the New Castle Town Board awarded Kimley-Horn, Torti-Gallas +Partners, RESGroup, and Joel Russell, Esq. the Chappaqua Rezoning Project. This project will produce a draft Form Based Zoning Code, a build-out analysis and a Generic Environmental Impact Statement. Work began in May and will continue through the end of the year with consideration of final draft legislation in Spring 2020.

A form-based code is a land development regulation that fosters predictable built results and a highquality public realm by using physical form (rather than separation of uses) as the organizing principle for the code. A form-based code offers an alternative to conventional zoning regulation to address the relationship between building facades and the public realm, the form and mass of buildings in relation to one another, and the scale and types of streets and blocks. The regulations and standards in form-based codes are presented in both words and clearly drawn diagrams and other visuals. They are keyed to a Regulating Plan that designates the appropriate form and scale (and therefore, character) of development, rather than only making distinctions in land-use type. Ultimately, a form-based code is a tool; the quality of development outcomes depends on the quality and objectives of the community plan that a code implements.

On Tuesday, July 23, 2019 the Town of New Castle will be holding an “Open House” (2:00-4:00PM & 6:00-8:00PM) for the community to come hear about and discuss Chappaqua’s new Form-Based Code.

Contact plan@mynewcastle.org for more information. 

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kerry@ducey.org (Town of New Castle) Politics Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:51:55 -0400
Entergy Screenings Under the Stars Brings Free Outdoor Movies to Westchester July 12 and August 2 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2524-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-july-12-and-august-22524-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-july-12-and-august-2 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2524-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-july-12-and-august-22524-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-july-12-and-august-2

Entergy Screening Under the Stars Summer of 2019

This summer, Sharc Creative and Westchester County Parks will showcase a family-friendly movie series on a 50 ft screen at the Kensico Dam in Valhalla.

Friday, July 12 - HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3
Friday, August 2 - HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3

The public arrives a few hours before dusk, blankets are scattered across the lawn, picnics are abundant, and the show lights up the sky. Memories are created.

Admission and parking are free.

Moviegoers should bring blankets, folding chairs and a picnic. Refreshments will also be available for sale. In the event of rain, the movie will be canceled.

Entergy Screenings Under the Stars is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative.

Learn more here.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Sharc Creative) Events Thu, 11 Jul 2019 08:24:00 -0400
New Castle Day at Playland is July 31 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/places/2536-new-castle-day-at-playland-is-july-312536-new-castle-day-at-playland-is-july-31 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/places/2536-new-castle-day-at-playland-is-july-312536-new-castle-day-at-playland-is-july-31

Westchester County has introduced “Town Days” at Rye Playland. Each town in Westchester will get their own day at the park with special perks just for their town. New Castle's Day is Wed, July 31st.

With proof of ID, each resident will receive discount coupons when they arrive at the park by going to the Fountain Plaza Administration Building. Discounts include one free mini golf entry, one two for one ride admission, one free beach or pool admission, $1 off of one food value meal and a $5 discount for parking on a return visit to the park.

Click here to learn more.

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kerry@ducey.org (Playland) Places Fri, 05 Jul 2019 10:39:10 -0400
Lights for Liberty Vigil in Chappaqua on July 12 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2535-lights-for-liberty-vigil-in-chappaqua-on-july-122535-lights-for-liberty-vigil-in-chappaqua-on-july-12 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2535-lights-for-liberty-vigil-in-chappaqua-on-july-122535-lights-for-liberty-vigil-in-chappaqua-on-july-12

Join us on Friday, July 12th, 2019, 8:00 pm at the Gazebo in Chappaqua for a “Lights for Liberty” vigil to end human detention camps. This is a nationwide event that will bring thousands of Americans together across the country, with their neighbors, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.

Beginning at 8:00 p.m. on July 12th, community leaders and neighbors will come together to speak about what we can do to help end this inhumane policy. At 9 p.m., around the country and around the world, participants will light candles in a silent vigil for all those held in US detention camps, separated from their families, to bring light to the darkness of the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

Left of Main Street, a Chappaqua based progressive group, will be sponsoring the vigil. Bring your candles and please join us.

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kerry@ducey.org (Town of New Castle) Events Fri, 05 Jul 2019 10:37:47 -0400
Save the date! Ella Jewell Foundation Spooktacular Fundraising Event on October 27 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/charities/2532-save-the-date-ella-jewell-foundation-spooktacular-fundraising-event-on-october-272532-save-the-date-ella-jewell-foundation-spooktacular-fundraising-event-on-october-27 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/charities/2532-save-the-date-ella-jewell-foundation-spooktacular-fundraising-event-on-october-272532-save-the-date-ella-jewell-foundation-spooktacular-fundraising-event-on-october-27

Save the date! Ella Jewell Foundation Spooktacular Fundraising Event at Grand Prix New York in Mount Kisco on October 27st

Tickets for this SPOOKTACULAR event will be available soon online at www.ellajewellfoundation.org. 

The Ella Jewell Foundation, a local non-profit organization, raises funds for neutropenia and other childhood bone marrow failure diseases research. A local family is on a mission to raise funds for research, raise awareness and make a difference! Please join us for a fun-filled evening while supporting an amazing cause. 

Every penny the foundation raises is donated and benefits research being conducted at the University of Washington in Seattle by Dr. David C. Dale and Team.  

Learn more about the Ella Jewell Foundation HERE.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Charities Tue, 02 Jul 2019 10:24:50 -0400
NYS Police to crack down on impaired driving, conduct Sobriety Checkpoints during holiday weekend https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/publicsafety/2533-nys-police-to-crack-down-on-impaired-driving-conduct-sobriety-checkpoints-during-holiday-weekend2533-nys-police-to-crack-down-on-impaired-driving-conduct-sobriety-checkpoints-during-holiday-weekend https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/publicsafety/2533-nys-police-to-crack-down-on-impaired-driving-conduct-sobriety-checkpoints-during-holiday-weekend2533-nys-police-to-crack-down-on-impaired-driving-conduct-sobriety-checkpoints-during-holiday-weekend

The New York State Police will increase patrols to crack down on drunk and drugged driving and other traffic infractions over the Fourth of July holiday. State Troopers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and target reckless and aggressive driving statewide in an effort to keep New York highways safe during one of the busiest summer holidays for travel. The STOP-DWI and drugged driving crackdown will begin on Saturday, June 29, 2019, and run through Friday, July 5, 2019.
 
New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett said, “Troopers will be out in force this holiday weekend and will be on the lookout for impaired, distracted and reckless motorists who put others in danger. Our message is simple. Don’t drink and Drive! Help prevent senseless tragedies caused by impaired driving. Stay safe, and don’t make a fatal decision that costs your life or someone else’s.”
 
Last year, the State Police issued nearly 10,500 vehicle and traffic tickets during the 4th of July weekend. Troopers arrested 216 people for DWI and investigated 165 crashes, which resulted in four fatalities and 244 injuries.
 
During this enforcement period, drivers can expect a number of sobriety checkpoints and DWI patrols. Troopers will also be looking for motorists who are using their phones and other electronic devices while behind the wheel. Drivers should also remember to “move over” for stopped emergency and hazard vehicles when they travel New York roadways.
 
Troopers will be using both marked State Police vehicles and Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement (CITE) vehicles as part of the operation. The CITE vehicles allow Troopers to more easily identify motorists who are using handheld devices while driving. These vehicles blend in with every day traffic but are unmistakable as emergency vehicles once the emergency lighting is activated.
 
The Fourth of July initiative is partially funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee(GTSC). The GTSC and the New York State STOP-DWI Foundation remind motorists that their “Have a Plan” mobile app, is available for Apple, Droid and Windows smartphones. The app enables New Yorkers to locate and call a taxi or rideshare service and program a designated driver list. It also provides information on DWI laws and penalties, and provides a way to report a suspected impaired driver.
If you drive drunk or drugged, you not only put your life and the lives of others at risk, you could face arrest, jail time, and substantial fines and attorney fees. The average drinking and driving arrest costs up to $10,000.
 
Arrested drunk and drugged drivers face the loss of their driver’s license, higher insurance rates, and dozens of unanticipated expenses from attorney fees, fines and court costs, car towing and repairs, and lost time at work.
 
The New York State Police, GTSC and NHTSA recommend these simple tips to prevent drunk driving:

  • Plan a safe way home before the fun begins;
  • Before drinking, designate a sober driver;
  • If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation;
  • Use your community’s sober ride program;
  • If you suspect a driver is drunk or impaired on the road, don’t hesitate to contact local law enforcement;
  • If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (NYS Police) Public safety Tue, 02 Jul 2019 10:11:20 -0400
Wolf Conservation Center is HOWLING this Summer! https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2534-wolf-conservation-center-is-howling-this-summer2534-wolf-conservation-center-is-howling-this-summer https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2534-wolf-conservation-center-is-howling-this-summer2534-wolf-conservation-center-is-howling-this-summer

Howl all summer long at the Wolf Conservation Center!

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: August 2, 2019 – August 3, 2019

Time: 6 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Wolves of North America

Date: August 3, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: August 3, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: August 3, 2019 – August 4, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: August 4, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: August 4, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Summer Wolf Camp for Kids

Date: August 5, 2019 – August 9, 2019

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Fee: $350 per child

Age: Grades 1-8

Give the young animal lover in your family a chance to thrive among wolves all week long!  The five day program will include opportunities for your child to learn about nature and wildlife through woodland exploration, scavenger hunts, wilderness games, live animals, etc. Children will learn about various habitats, animal communication and behavior, food chains, and local wildlife. Pre-registration is required.

Stories from the Past: Wolves and American Indians

Date: August 8, 2019

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Fee: $16 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Join Darlene Kascak (Schaghticoke Tribal Nation), Education Coordinator at Institute for American Indian Studies, for Traditional Native American Stories about animals. Hear history come alive from the oral traditions that have been passed down and preserved from one generation to the next. Come listen to the stories that were used to explain the great mysteries of life and teach life’s lessons about love, leadership and honor as well as our connection to the earth.

After the talk, guests will see WCC Ambassador wolves Zephyr, Alawa, and Nikai, as well as potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: August 9, 2019 – August 10, 2019

Time: 6 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Wolves of North America

Date: August 10, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: August 10, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: August 10, 2019 – August 11, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Coffee with Wolves

Date: August 11, 2019

Time: 9 am

Fee: $12 per person

Enjoy your morning coffee with our wolves! Visitors are encouraged to bring their newspapers and spend a relaxing morning with our Ambassador and red wolves.  We’ll provide the coffee… and the wolves! The wolves can be very active in the early morning so we ask that visitors remain quiet and subdued, as this is a peaceful, private moment for all involved.   Pre-registration is required. 

Wolves of North America

Date: August 11, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Summer Wolf Camp for Kids

Date: August 12, 2019 – August 16, 2019

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Fee: $350 per child

Age: Grades 1-8 

Give the young animal lover in your family a chance to thrive among wolves all week long!  The five day program will include opportunities for your child to learn about nature and wildlife through woodland exploration, scavenger hunts, wilderness games, live animals, etc. Children will learn about various habitats, animal communication and behavior, food chains, and local wildlife. Pre-registration is required.

Full Moon Wolf Walk

Date: August 15, 2019

Time: 7 pm

Fee: $20 per person

Celebrate the August full moon with the Wolf Conservation Center’s 50+ moon-loving wolves! While enjoying Nature’s summer chatter by the WCC's outdoor fire pit, guests will enjoy seasonal treats and the symphony of howls from the wolves that call the WCC home. Guests will learn about the history of wolves in the United States, the importance of wolves in a healthy ecosystem, and the efforts to save these magnificent creatures for future generations. Guests will also take will take a short moonlit walk to visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Zephyr and Nikai! Please bring flashlights. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: August 16, 2019 – August 17, 2019

Time: 6 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Wolves of North America

Date: August 17, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: August 17, 2019 – August 18, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Wolves of North America

Date: August 18, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Sunset Photo Session

Date: August 18, 2019

Time: 6 pm

Fee: $100 per person

Join us for this special opportunity to photograph the WCC’s Ambassador Wolves: Nikai, Alawa, and Zephyr!  Guests will also be given access to photograph the WCC's critically endangered Mexican wolves and red wolves from vantage points not generally available during regular visits.  Pre-registration is required.  Space is very limited, so make your reservation early.

Evening Howl for Adults Only

Date: August 22, 2019

Time: 7 pm

Fee: $20 per person 

Join us for a special Evening Howl and enjoy visiting the wolves during their favorite hour - dusk. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolves in North America while enjoying a lovely spread of wine and cheese. Guests will take a short sunset hike to howl with Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr and potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican wolves too. This program is for adults 21 years old and over.Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: August 23, 2019 – August 24, 2019

Time: 6 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Wolves of North America

Date: August 24, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: August 24, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: August 24, 2019 – August 25, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: August 25, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: August 25, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: August 31, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: August 31, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: August 31, 2019 – September 1, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

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kerry@ducey.org (WCC) Neighbors Mon, 01 Jul 2019 06:42:28 -0400