Chappaqua's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua Tue, 19 Mar 2019 06:11:38 -0400 HamletHub.com Chappaqua Interfaith Council Community-Wide Vigil on Wednesday https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2470-chappaqua-interfaith-council-community-wide-vigil-on-wednesday2470-chappaqua-interfaith-council-community-wide-vigil-on-wednesday https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2470-chappaqua-interfaith-council-community-wide-vigil-on-wednesday2470-chappaqua-interfaith-council-community-wide-vigil-on-wednesday

Chappaqua Interfaith Council Community-Wide Vigil on Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 pm in Centennial Hall at First Congregational Church

Love must have the last word, not hate. Therefore, in solidarity with our Muslim friends, the Chappaqua Interfaith Council will hold a community-wide vigil in memory of those killed at the Mosques in New Zealand and in support of peace and the right of people to worship as they choose. The vigil will take place on Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 pm in Centennial Hall at First Congregational Church, 210 Orchard Ridge Road, Chappaqua.

Please join us as we make our voices heard, that hatred against any religious group constitutes hatred against all. We look forward to seeing you next Wednesday night.

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kerry@ducey.org (Chappaqua Interfaith Council) Events Mon, 18 Mar 2019 04:51:36 -0400
New Castle Seniors Invite Greeley Students to Shine at Spring Concert https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2469-new-castle-seniors-invite-greeley-students-to-shine-at-spring-concert2469-new-castle-seniors-invite-greeley-students-to-shine-at-spring-concert https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2469-new-castle-seniors-invite-greeley-students-to-shine-at-spring-concert2469-new-castle-seniors-invite-greeley-students-to-shine-at-spring-concert

Thanks to New Castle resident Carol Halperin, the Town of New Castle Community Center is now home to a beautiful grand piano. In an effort to bring together the generations of our town, and to use and enjoy this beautiful instrument, the Senior Activity Group has invited students from Horace Greeley High School to participate in a Sunday afternoon concert on April 7, 2019 at 3 PM.

Greeley music teacher Kathleen Feldman is developing this program, in conjunction with members of the Senior Activity Board. Our talented high school instrumentalists and singers, chosen by the Greeley faculty, will perform as soloists and in small ensembles. Admission to the concert will be free of charge. Refreshments will be served, and transportation will be available for those who cannot drive.

Further information will be available at the New Castle Community Center.

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kerry@ducey.org ( Town of New Castle ) Neighbors Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:51:49 -0400
Friends of Chappaqua Performing Arts Center Receives 501(c)(3) Status! https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/charities/2468-friends-of-chappaqua-performing-arts-center-receives-501-c-3-status2468-friends-of-chappaqua-performing-arts-center-receives-501-c-3-status https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/charities/2468-friends-of-chappaqua-performing-arts-center-receives-501-c-3-status2468-friends-of-chappaqua-performing-arts-center-receives-501-c-3-status

Friends of Chappaqua Performing Arts Center has obtained their federal 501(c)(3) non-profit status!

Friends of ChappPAC will now begin in earnest their efforts to bring programming to the theater and to raise money for some of the needed capital improvements. In the coming weeks, Friends of ChappPAC will reach out to residents and businesses to become part of their Founding members team (Founding donors will be forever memorialized in a Founding members plaque in the beautiful ChappPAC). Friends of ChappPAC is ambitiously hoping to raise enough money to kick-off their first season in Fall 2019.

If you are interested in hearing more about donation levels or to become a volunteer for one of their many committees, contact friendsofchapppac@gmail.com.

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kerry@ducey.org (Friends of Chappaqua Performing Arts Center) Charities Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:49:30 -0400
Westchester Networking Group Features Speaker to Share Insights to Get Free Publicity https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2467-westchester-networking-group-features-speaker-to-share-insights-to-get-free-publicity2467-westchester-networking-group-features-speaker-to-share-insights-to-get-free-publicity https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2467-westchester-networking-group-features-speaker-to-share-insights-to-get-free-publicity2467-westchester-networking-group-features-speaker-to-share-insights-to-get-free-publicity

Margaret Carey to Speak at Westchester PNP's Free Networking Event on March 19 at 6PM in White Plains

All are welcomed to join the Professional Networking Powerhouse (PNP) of Westchester for their monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 19 from 6-8:30 PM at Buon Amici, 238 North Central Avenue, White Plains, NY .

Come for networking at 6 PM, then everyone will have the opportunity to introduce themselves, have a bite to eat, listen to our guest speaker and network some more! The event is free to attend, you only pay for what you eat and drink. Bring business cards!

Guest Speaker: Margaret Carey, Master It Media, LLC and HamletHub Editor

Did you know that a successful story about your company could result in FREE publicity? Margaret will share insights on how to identify what is newsworthy about your business and how to share that with the media outlets in our area. Find out more about Master It Media at www.masteritmedia.com.

Join us and see what PNP can do for you.
Professional Networking Powerhouse was founded in September 2013. Our mission is to provide small business owners and salespeople in The Hudson Valley with a free resource to come together and help each other grow their businesses.
For more information visit www.pnphv.com.

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kerry@ducey.org (Master It Media) Neighbors Fri, 15 Mar 2019 08:29:40 -0400
ACT of Connecticut Announces Gala on April 26, Tickets On Sale https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2466-act-of-connecticut-announces-gala-on-april-26-tickets-on-sale2466-act-of-connecticut-announces-gala-on-april-26-tickets-on-sale https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2466-act-of-connecticut-announces-gala-on-april-26-tickets-on-sale2466-act-of-connecticut-announces-gala-on-april-26-tickets-on-sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 ACT of Connecticut Gala

Join ACT of Connecticut on Friday, April 26 from 6 - 11pm as they honor the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation and announce the 2019-2020 season!

The celebratory event will feature performances by Special Guest Stars.

 - 6 PM Welcome: Open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, raw bar, sushi station, silent auction and more!

 - 8 PM Show Time: New season announced with performances by special guests and live auction.

 - 9:30 PM After Party: Meet & Greet, DJ, open bar and dessert.

To purchase tickets, visit ACTgala.givesmart.com.

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 three 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 (ACT of Connecticut) Events Tue, 12 Mar 2019 20:41:48 -0400
Chappaqua Central School District Budget Meeting Dates https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/life/2463-chappaqua-central-school-district-budget-meeting-dates2463-chappaqua-central-school-district-budget-meeting-dates https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/life/2463-chappaqua-central-school-district-budget-meeting-dates2463-chappaqua-central-school-district-budget-meeting-dates

CCSD 2019-20 School Budget Meeting Dates

Development of a school budget actually begins back in June of each year. Through the thoughtful work of District administrators, program directors and staff, the process is a collaborative effort that results in the thorough examination of educational programs and practices as well as the operations and infrastructure of the District. In addition, input is received from residents through the Finance Advisory Committee, from those in attendance at Board meetings who offer recommendations, and from those who write to the Board regarding the future direction of Chappaqua’s schools.

Please click here for a list of upcoming Board of Education meeting dates and scheduled presentations regarding the 2019-2020 CCSD School Budget.


Wednesday, March 6
Superintendent's Budget Proposal
7:30pm - HGHS, Academic Commons

 Monday, March 11
Curriculum / Special Education / Technology
7:30pm - HGHS, Academic Commons

Wednesday, March 13
BoE / Library Boards Potential Candidates Information Session
7:00pm - Bell Middle School
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Chappaqua PTA

Wednesday, March 20
Athletics / Operations & Maintenance
7:30pm - HGHS, Academic Commons

Wednesday, March 27
Board Meeting - Non-Instructional / Revenue / Tax Rates / Contingency Budget
7:30pm - HGHS, Academic Commons

Thursday, March 28
PTA-sponsored Community Forum on Proposed School Budget
9:00am and again at 7:00pm - Bell Middle School, Auditorium
At each forum, Superintendent Christine Ackerman and Assistant Superintendent for Business John Chow will present a brief overview of the proposed budget. These forums are intended to provide an alternative venue for community members to ask questions, voice concerns and provide input before the Board adopts its budget on April 10th. (Note: Sessions will NOT be videotaped for later viewing.)

Wednesday, April 10
Adopt Budget
7:30pm - HGHS, Academic Commons

Monday, April 22
Board candidates' petitions due
5:00pm - Ed Center

Tuesday, April 23
BOCES Budget/Election
8:00am - Ed Center

Wednesday, May 8
Budget Hearing / Public Library Budget
7:30pm - HGHS, Academic Commons

Tuesday, May 21
Budget Vote and Election
7:00am - 9:00pm - HGHS, Gym

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kerry@ducey.org (CCSD) Life Mon, 11 Mar 2019 10:03:02 -0400
Westchester Residents Can Participate in Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program on March 13 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2460-westchester-residents-can-participate-in-citizen-preparedness-corps-training-program-on-march-132460-westchester-residents-can-participate-in-citizen-preparedness-corps-training-program-on-march-13 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2460-westchester-residents-can-participate-in-citizen-preparedness-corps-training-program-on-march-132460-westchester-residents-can-participate-in-citizen-preparedness-corps-training-program-on-march-13

NYS Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program

Governor Andrew Cuomo in cooperation with Westchester County Executive George Latimer invite you to participate n the NYS Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program on Wednesday, March 13 from 6:00 pm to 09:00 pm at Westchester County Center, Little Theater, 198 Central Avenue in White Plains.
 
Register here.
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kerry@ducey.org (Prepare.NY) Neighbors Mon, 11 Mar 2019 09:41:01 -0400
Protecting Children in a Hyper Digital Age, Free Event at Bedford Playhouse https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2465-protecting-children-in-a-hyper-digital-age-free-event-at-bedford-playhouse2465-protecting-children-in-a-hyper-digital-age-free-event-at-bedford-playhouse https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2465-protecting-children-in-a-hyper-digital-age-free-event-at-bedford-playhouse2465-protecting-children-in-a-hyper-digital-age-free-event-at-bedford-playhouse

The Junior League of Northern Westchester is pleased to present this free community-wide learning event: Protecting Children in a Hyper Digital Age on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30pm.

In this interactive event, Cyber Safety expert Liz Repking, founder of Cyber Safety Consulting, will explore: how today's children are interacting online, the positive and negative implications of technology, and how we can parent with more understanding about the culture of technology for our families.

The event will take place at the Bedford Playhouse. The event is free, but seats are limited so registration is required.

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kerry@ducey.org (submitted) Events Fri, 08 Mar 2019 13:32:37 -0500
Important Message from Chappaqua Fire Department: Change Your Clocks AND Your Battery! https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/life/2464-important-message-from-chappaqua-fire-department-change-your-clocks-and-your-battery2464-important-message-from-chappaqua-fire-department-change-your-clocks-and-your-battery https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/life/2464-important-message-from-chappaqua-fire-department-change-your-clocks-and-your-battery2464-important-message-from-chappaqua-fire-department-change-your-clocks-and-your-battery

Tomorrow night, Saturday, March 9, most responsible Americans set their clocks ahead and kiss goodbye (or goodnight) to the hour we won't see again until November. Daylight Saving Time 2019 (note: it is Saving is singular) begins at 2 am.

The Chappaqua Fire Department reminds residents when they change their clocks this weekend to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. If your detectors are older than 10 years you should replace them with ones that have a 10 year sealed battery.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Life Fri, 08 Mar 2019 13:31:11 -0500
Ready To Derby Fundraiser on on Saturday, May 4 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2448-ready-to-derby-fundraiser2448-ready-to-derby-fundraiser https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2448-ready-to-derby-fundraiser2448-ready-to-derby-fundraiser

Join Ready To Empower in a race to empower women while also celebrating their Founder’s birthday at their Ready To Derby Fundraiser on Saturday, May 4th from 4:30pm-8:30pm at Vintage Lounge & Restaurant in White Plains, NY. Come out in your best derby attire to see the Kentucky Derby race and place your bets all while supporting a great cause! Attendees will also enjoy an open bar, dinner, live music, and a silent auction.

For more information about the event, please contact Events To Remember at (914) 218-3968 or email EventsCJH@EventsRemember.com.

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PatrickB@EventsRemember.com (Patrick Buckiewicz) Events Fri, 08 Mar 2019 08:37:28 -0500
New Castle LWV: Conversation with the Supervisor on March 18 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2462-new-castle-lwv-conversation-with-the-supervisor-on-march-182462-new-castle-lwv-conversation-with-the-supervisor-on-march-18 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2462-new-castle-lwv-conversation-with-the-supervisor-on-march-182462-new-castle-lwv-conversation-with-the-supervisor-on-march-18

Please join the New Castle League of Women Voters for a Conversation with the Supervisor on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 7 p.m. at New Castle Town Hall.

Rob Greenstein is the Supervisor and chief fiscal officer of the Town of New Castle. He establishes agendas, presides over Town Board meetings, signs all agreements and contracts on behalf of the Town and is responsible for maintaining financial stability of the Town of New Castle.

Join us for a lively discussion on many topics and issues of the day.

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kerry@ducey.org (LOWV) Neighbors Tue, 05 Mar 2019 07:59:49 -0500
POSTPONED! Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp OPEN HOUSE is Now Saturday, March 9! https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2456-harvey-cavalier-summer-camp-open-house-on-saturday2456-harvey-cavalier-summer-camp-open-house-on-saturday https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2456-harvey-cavalier-summer-camp-open-house-on-saturday2456-harvey-cavalier-summer-camp-open-house-on-saturday

Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp, originally planned for today, Saturday, March 2, has been postponed due to the weather. The Open House will now take place on Saturday, March 9 from10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

At The Harvey Cavalier Camp, kids design their own camp day. They can choose from more than 50 engaging activities within technology, dance, crafts, athletics, swimming, ice skating, fine arts, and performance. If kids can imagine it, we probably offer it! Create a camp day that works with your family's schedule and summer plans. Full-day programs include lunch, a T-shirt, and a sports bag.

Call today (914-232-0581) to register and learn more Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp.

Visit Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp online here.

Harvey School is located at 260 Jay Street, Katonah.

Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Sat, 02 Mar 2019 03:31:00 -0500
Robert E. Bell Theater Company Presents Anything Goes https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2461-robert-e-bell-theater-company-presents-anything-goes2461-robert-e-bell-theater-company-presents-anything-goes https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2461-robert-e-bell-theater-company-presents-anything-goes2461-robert-e-bell-theater-company-presents-anything-goes

Robert E. Bell Theater Company Presents "Anything Goes"

Click here for tickets.

  • Friday, March 8th at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, March 9th at 1:00pm

Billy Crocker instantly falls in love with a beautiful girl he meets in a taxi. When he discovers she’s boarding the SS American, the same London-bound ship his boss and co-worker Reno are boarding, he sneaks aboard himself. 

Madcap antics ensue as the beautiful girl, Hope Harcourt, is engaged to a stuffy British aristocrat, Lord Evelyn, but that doesn’t stop the love-struck Billy. With the help of other passengers, Billy seeks to shake Reno, whose love he doesn’t return, and capture the heart of the girl of his dreams - all without hurting anyone’s feelings.

NOTE: Tickets are Non-Refundable

TICKETS Opens a New Window.

Seven Bridges PAC
(222 Seven Bridges Rd.)

Snow dates, if needed, are as follows: 

  • Friday night (3/8) tickets transfer to Saturday at 4pm (will transfer to Sunday at 4pm if Saturday is also snowed out)
  • Saturday (3/9) tickets will move to Sunday at 1pm.
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kerry@ducey.org (The Bell Theater Company) Events Fri, 01 Mar 2019 14:58:03 -0500
Wasted! Documentary Screening on Sunday, March 31 at Chappaqua PAC https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2459-wasted-documentary-screening-on-sunday-march-31-at-chappaqua-pac2459-wasted-documentary-screening-on-sunday-march-31-at-chappaqua-pac https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2459-wasted-documentary-screening-on-sunday-march-31-at-chappaqua-pac2459-wasted-documentary-screening-on-sunday-march-31-at-chappaqua-pac

Wasted! Documentary Screening on Sunday, March 31 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Chappaqua PAC

The New Castle Sustainability Advisory Board and the League of Women Voters® of New Castle invite you to a screening of the documentary Wasted! The Story of Food Waste. Following the movie, special guest Leslie Lampert, proprietor of Ladle of Love and The Scrappy Chef, will share her favorite techniques for avoiding food waste. This event is free and open to the public.

Every year 1.3 billion tons of food is thrown away, adding up to one third of all food produced for human consumption. Wasted! The Story of Food Waste aims to solve the food waste problem by changing the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of chefs like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world's most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, and create a more sustainable food system.

Leslie Lampert is on a personal mission to reduce food waste in our area with her venture The Scrappy Chef, providing instruction on how to cook using back-of-the-fridge forgotten food, gently expired food items and leftovers. Leslie will help you learn how to transform the unspoiled food you trash into delicious, healthy meals and by eliminating food waste at home, you will end up saving time, money AND our planet.

Co-sponsored by the Greeley Environmental Club S.T.O.P. and Friends of the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact sab@mynewcastle.org or visit the SAB website

View the trailer here.

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kerry@ducey.org (Chappaqua Performing Arts Center) Events Fri, 01 Mar 2019 14:36:06 -0500
Former New Castle Police Officer Sentenced for Evidence Tampering After White Plains Hit-and-Run https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/publicsafety/2457-former-new-castle-police-officer-sentenced-for-evidence-tampering-after-white-plains-hit-and-run2457-former-new-castle-police-officer-sentenced-for-evidence-tampering-after-white-plains-hit-and-run https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/publicsafety/2457-former-new-castle-police-officer-sentenced-for-evidence-tampering-after-white-plains-hit-and-run2457-former-new-castle-police-officer-sentenced-for-evidence-tampering-after-white-plains-hit-and-run

Former Police Officer Sentenced for Evidence Tampering After White Plains Hit-and-Run that Left Two Seriously Injured

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Raymond Beckley of Valhalla was sentenced to five years “shock” probation starting with 90 days in Westchester County Jail for Tampering with Physical Evidence in connection with a hit-and-run incident during which two pedestrians were seriously injured in White Plains. Westchester County Court Judge Michael Martinelli presided.

Beckley is a former police officer. He had resigned his position as a New Rochelle Police Officer earlier on the day of the crash, and then, just hours after the crash on Nov. 14, 2016, Beckley began work as a Police Officer in the Town of New Castle. Beckley resigned from the New Castle Police Department in January 2017.

Background
Around 10:30 p.m., Nov. 13, 2016, Beckley’s Ford F350 Super Duty pickup truck struck a man and a woman who were walking along Hale Avenue in White Plains. Immediately after the collision, Beckley’s truck sped away leaving the two victims in the street bleeding and suffering from serious physical injuries, including trauma to the head and broken bones. When police arrived minutes later, both victims were taken to local hospitals.

After an extensive investigation, Beckley was arrested July 5, 2018. He was charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence for concealing his Ford F350 Super Duty pickup truck, driving it out of New York State in late November 2016, while knowing police were actively investigating the hit-and-run and were attempting to locate his truck. In November 2018, Beckley pleaded guilty before Westchester County Court Judge Larry Schwartz.

The investigation was a collaborative effort between the White Plains Police Department and the Westchester County District Attorney’s Investigations Division Public Integrity Bureau.

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kerry@ducey.org (Westchester DA) Public safety Fri, 01 Mar 2019 10:43:11 -0500