Chappaqua's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua Tue, 27 Jul 2021 05:12:43 -0400 HamletHub.com Chappaqua Summer Sidewalk Sale - July 22-24 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2948-chappaqua-summer-sidewalk-sale-july-22-242948-chappaqua-summer-sidewalk-sale-july-22-24 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2948-chappaqua-summer-sidewalk-sale-july-22-242948-chappaqua-summer-sidewalk-sale-july-22-24

Chappaqua’s Summer Sidewalk Sale is New Castle’s decades-long tradition with shoppers visiting downtown Chappaqua from all across the region. Shoppers will enjoy special sales and promotions, with up to 75 percent from local merchants. 

More than 25 Chappaqua merchants will be participating in this year’s Chappaqua Summer Sidewalk Sale taking place Thursday, July 22nd through Saturday, July 24th, 10 to 5 daily.

Featuring everything from jewelry & accessories, children’s toys, books, handbags to apparel and art, the event is a perfect opportunity for both residents and visitors to buy quality merchandise at incredible prices. Support your local merchants and Shop Small! 

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kerry@ducey.org (Shop Chappaqua) Events Wed, 21 Jul 2021 10:39:31 -0400
Chappaqua's Take It or Leave It Shop is Open Saturdays! https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/places/2947-chappaqua-s-take-it-or-leave-it-shop-is-open-saturdays2947-chappaqua-s-take-it-or-leave-it-shop-is-open-saturdays https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/places/2947-chappaqua-s-take-it-or-leave-it-shop-is-open-saturdays2947-chappaqua-s-take-it-or-leave-it-shop-is-open-saturdays

The Take It Or Leave It will be open, weather permitting (no rain or strong winds), on Saturdays until the end of October.  Drop-off hours are from 8:30 to 11:00 am.  Shoppers will be welcome from 9am to noon, although the volunteers will start packing things back into the shed at about 11:45.  Only New Castle residents may leave things, because we have limited room in the shed and everything must be stored there if not taken by noon. 

According to CDC guidelines, masks will be optional for those who have been fully vaccinated.  Social distancing will be encouraged and tables will be spaced to minimize overcrowding.  Shoppers may be asked to limit their shopping time to let everyone have a chance at our wares.  Signs will indicate the drop-off area.

Please note these updated rules: NO books, clothes, cassettes, electronic equipment or things in poor condition (including chipped china).  NO items heavier or bulkier than one person can handle.  NO car seats, cribs, bed frames, or skis.   Staff volunteers will have the right to refuse itemsChildren must be supervised, and please, no strollers or dogs.

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kerry@ducey.org (Town of New Castle) Places Wed, 21 Jul 2021 10:36:19 -0400
Westchester County Offers Free Back to School Vaccine Clinics https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/life/2946-westchester-county-offers-free-back-to-school-vaccine-clinics2946-westchester-county-offers-free-back-to-school-vaccine-clinics https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/life/2946-westchester-county-offers-free-back-to-school-vaccine-clinics2946-westchester-county-offers-free-back-to-school-vaccine-clinics

Call Westchester County Health Department for an appointment and to determine eligibility

 The Westchester County Department of Health will now book appointments for its free back-to-school vaccine clinics in Yonkers on Mondays and Thursdays from July 26 through the end of August and on Friday in White Plains from July 23 through the end of August for children to have the vaccines they need for school.

Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD, said: “Our clinics have the vaccines children need to start their in-person learning on time, including COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 12 and older. I also encourage families with their own healthcare provider to call now and avoid the September rush, because there are many families who must catch up on visits they missed during the past pandemic year.”

All children who do not have their required immunizations must have their first dose of vaccinations within 14 days from the first day of school. This requirement follows legislation enacted in 2019 that removed non-medical exemptions for children in public, private or parochial school through 12th grade as well as childcare programs. Parents and guardians of these children must show that they have made appointments for all required follow-up doses within 30 days of the start of school.

The County Health Department can help. Families with no insurance, ChildHealth Plus or Medicaid, should call the County Health Department to schedule an appointment for vaccines at no charge.  Call (914) 995-5800 to find out if you qualify and to make an appointment for these Back to School clinics:

At the County Health Department, 20 S. Broadway, 2nd floor in Yonkers:

  • Mondays, July 26, through Aug. 30 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursdays, July 29 through Aug. 26, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

At the County Health Department, 134 Court Street in White Plains

  • Fridays, July 23 through Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Anyone who would like a Covid-19 vaccine is welcome to come to these clinics with no appointment during these times.

The Westchester County Department of Health provides free immunizations by appointment to eligible children and students of all ages who are uninsured or whose insurance does not cover vaccines.

Ask your healthcare provider which vaccines your children need. All 7th and 12th graders must get the meningococcal vaccine, and all students must be vaccinated against whooping cough, measles and mumps.

Health Navigators available through the Health Department can help families and individuals sign up for the health insurance they need. Those without a regular doctor can learn where to go for ongoing primary care. For more information, call (914) 995-6350.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Westchester County Dept. of Health) Life Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:32:30 -0400
ACT of Connecticut's Summer Teen Conservatory culminates in magical production https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2945-act-of-connecticut-s-summer-teen-conservatory-culminates-in-magical-production2945-act-of-connecticut-s-summer-teen-conservatory-culminates-in-magical-production https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2945-act-of-connecticut-s-summer-teen-conservatory-culminates-in-magical-production2945-act-of-connecticut-s-summer-teen-conservatory-culminates-in-magical-production

Into The Woods Jr. is a wild success at ACT of Connecticut

This past weekend, ACT of Connecticut presented the Summer Teen Conservatory’s production of “INTO THE WOODS Junior”! Two performances on Saturday marked the finale of the two-week intensive theatrical summer workshop, led by ACT of CT Artistic Director, Daniel C. Levine.

You may remember that ACT of CT produced INTO THE WOODS this past May, and now these talented teens were able to shine (on the original INTO THE WOODS set) in their own production.

ACT of CT Teen Conservatory: Summer Main Stage Musical Theatre Intensive ran from July 5 to 17th. The program allows teens the opportunity to rehearse and perform on ACT of CT’s professional stage and incorporate lighting, sound, and technical elements into their production. Students had the opportunity to work with ACT of CT’s Music Supervisor (and Music Director of Broadway’s JAGGED LITTLE PILL), Bryan Perri throughout the summer conservatory experience.

If you’re not familiar with INTO THE WOODS, the clever Stephen Sondheim musical intertwines several classic fairy tales including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel. These storylines are tied together with the overarching theme of a Baker and his wife’s journey traveling into the woods to reverse a witch’s curse. This Broadway classic was brilliantly reimagined as INTO THE WOODS Junior by ACT of CT's Levine, specifically for students.

Says Levine, “I was thoroughly impressed by our students’ commitment and deep enthusiasm for this summer’s experience. INTO THE WOODS is a sophisticated (and fun) show and I was truly blown away by the students hard work and dedication.”

The ACT of CT Teen Conservatory is a highly competitive and sought after summer experience. To participate in the Conservatory, all students submitted audition videos in the early spring and summer. ACT of CT is proud to offer professional theatrical training for all ages through its summer educational programming.

This year’s teen participants ranged from grades seven to twelve and attend a range of schools including Bethel High School, East Ridge Middle School in Ridgefield, John Jay High School in Cross River, Middlebrook Middleschool, Newtown High School, Ridgefield High School, Rogers Park Middle School in Danbury, Scotts Ridge Middle School in Ridgefield, The Harvey School in Katonah, NY, Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA, and Wilton High School.

The young and talented performers included: Alec Schwartz, Arthur Brown, Ava Baroody, Blake Consentino, Brianna Hekle, Camryn Liem, Elizabeth Campbell, Ethan E. Smith, Faith Flanagan, Finn Ryder, Florence Mercurio, Frankie Belden, Grace Rundhaug, Jahnia Brown, Julia Johnston, Lara Cruzado, Lindsay Carroll, Madison Z Varriale, Maggie Haber, Millie Altopp, Reese Wheat, Rosalie Corry Peña, Sadie Gureasko-Moore, Siena K. Baglio, and Sydney Michel.

For more information on ACT of CT and the Teen Conservatory, please visit www.actofct.org.

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kerry@ducey.org (Brandmark ) Neighbors Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:13:32 -0400
Bedford Native and Fox Lane Graduate Henry Davis Selected With First Pick in Major League Baseball Draft! https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2944-bedford-native-and-fox-lane-graduate-henry-davis-selected-with-first-pick-in-major-league-baseball-draft2944-bedford-native-and-fox-lane-graduate-henry-davis-selected-with-first-pick-in-major-league-baseball-draft https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2944-bedford-native-and-fox-lane-graduate-henry-davis-selected-with-first-pick-in-major-league-baseball-draft2944-bedford-native-and-fox-lane-graduate-henry-davis-selected-with-first-pick-in-major-league-baseball-draft

In her weekly Supervisor's Update this week, MaryAnn Carr shared some exciting news about Bedford native and Fox Lane High School grad, Henry Davis!

Davis, a catcher from Louisville University, was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the first overall pick in the Major League Baseball Draft which took place on July 11. 

Just - WOW!

Carr writes:

The Bedford native became the first player from Westchester County to be drafted with the No. 1 pick since 1985, and the second Fox Lane student to be drafted by a professional sports team in the last 3 years.

Davis played varsity baseball for four years in high school, where he was coached by FLHS teacher Matt Hillis, and was a two-time first team all-state selection. The 6-foot-2 catcher moved on to Louisville University, one of the most highly regarded baseball schools in the country. In the 50 games he played during his college career, Davis had a .337 batting average, .435 on base percentage with 21 home runs and 84 runs batted in, while also being stellar on defense.

In college, he quickly became one of the most highly touted prospects in the nation, and, after his impressive 2021 season, he was expected to be picked with one of the top five picks in the draft. He earned All-American honors from six different publications and organizations and was a finalist for the Buster Posey Award, an annual accolade given to the best catcher in college baseball.

Davis is sure to be a critical part of the future of the Pirates, and we can’t wait to watch him succeed!

*Image courtesy Bedford Supervisor MaryAnn Carr.

View additional photos and listen (and watch) the video of Henry Davis being drafted HERE.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Fri, 16 Jul 2021 13:59:10 -0400
Comedian Jim Breuer performs two outdoor shows at The Ridgefield Playhouse July 30 and July 31 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2943-comedian-jim-breuer-performs-two-outdoor-shows-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-july-30-and-july-312943-comedian-jim-breuer-performs-two-outdoor-shows-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-july-30-and-july-31 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2943-comedian-jim-breuer-performs-two-outdoor-shows-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-july-30-and-july-312943-comedian-jim-breuer-performs-two-outdoor-shows-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-july-30-and-july-31

Tickets are going fast for back-to-back nights of stand-up with fan-favorite Jim Breuer outdoors at The Ridgefield Playhouse! 

Once you see comedian Jim Breuer perform live – you’re hooked!  The freewheeling, New York-bred comic storyteller who made the list of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Standups of All Time,” returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse with two outdoor shows at The Playhouse Tent on Friday, July 30 at 8pm and Saturday, July 31 at 8pm part of the Barts Tree Service Comedy Series.  

For more information or to purchase touchless print at home ticket ($52.50, Meet & Greet tickets $100 additional) go online at www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or, you can visit or call the box office (203) 438-5795. 

The Playhouse is currently doing socially distanced, limited capacity seating. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT and is committed to keeping the arts alive and available to all.

Follow us on Instagram:  @RidgefieldPlayhouse Twitter: @RPlayhouse Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ridgefieldplayhouse/

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kerry@ducey.org (The Ridgefield Playhouse) Events Thu, 15 Jul 2021 14:48:47 -0400
Metro-North Railroad is celebrating New York’s reopening this summer with discounts and promotions! https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/life/2942-metro-north-railroad-is-celebrating-new-york-s-reopening-this-summer-with-discounts-and-promotions2942-metro-north-railroad-is-celebrating-new-york-s-reopening-this-summer-with-discounts-and-promotions https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/life/2942-metro-north-railroad-is-celebrating-new-york-s-reopening-this-summer-with-discounts-and-promotions2942-metro-north-railroad-is-celebrating-new-york-s-reopening-this-summer-with-discounts-and-promotions

Take a Ride on the Metro-North Railroad: Discounts & Promotions

It may not be the first railroad after you pass “Go” on Monopoly, but the Metro-North Railroad is celebrating New York’s reopening this summer with even more affordable and convenient ways to get to popular attractions, and a special bonus for the kids. In addition to a number of discount offers and promotions for family and friends, Metro-North also has a special passport providing an interactive experience for children and a prize for taking half a dozen rides on the train. 

Promotions include the Metro-North Railroad Passport Program for children and families. In coordination with the railroad’s TRACKS (Together Railroads and Communities Keeping Safe) Program, Metro-North offers a passport booklet, featuring safety tips from rail safety superhero Metro-Man, with an area to receive punches from conductors when riding the train. Once, six punches are received, parents can take photos of the punched booklet pages and email to MNRTracks@mnr.org as proof to earn a special prize mailed to their home.  Passport booklets are available for pick-up at the Station Masters Office and Info Booth in Grand Central Terminal, or can be download here

You can also request a passport to be mailed to your home by emailing MNRTracks@mnr.og

For more information about Metro-North Railroad’s TRACKS program, visit http://web.mta.info/mnr/tracks/. 

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kerry@ducey.org (Town of New Castle) Life Wed, 14 Jul 2021 12:28:41 -0400
LawnChair Theatre presents A Midsimmer Night's Queen, performances July 22-31 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2941-lawnchair-theatre-presents-a-midsimmer-night-s-queen-performances-july-22-312941-lawnchair-theatre-presents-a-midsimmer-night-s-queen-performances-july-22-31 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2941-lawnchair-theatre-presents-a-midsimmer-night-s-queen-performances-july-22-312941-lawnchair-theatre-presents-a-midsimmer-night-s-queen-performances-july-22-31

We are so excited to announce the cast of our Summer 2021 production of  "A Midsummer Night's Queen!" which will take place July 22-31 in Rye, New Rochelle, Darien, Chappaqua and Bedford.

Hippolyta/Titania: Julie Thaxter-Gourlay

Theseus/Oberon: Lawrence Reina

Egeus: Phyllis Lindy

Hermia: Nicole Neurohr

Helena: Sally Rose Zuckert

Lysander: Noam Ben Yakir

Demetrius: River Glassberg

Quince: Shelley Lepetich

Flute: Chris Nigro

Snout: Kate Henerey

Snug: Charlotte Roth

Starveling: Neil Schleifer

Bottom: Mat Young

Puck: Rachel Schulte

Cobweb: Monique Castillo

Peaseblossom: Jenny Maso

Moth: Sara DeFelice

Mustardseed: Cynthia Lambertson

Arwen: Abigail Zuckert

Aurora: Lisa Spielman

Tinkerbell: Claire Kenny

To view performance venues and to purchase tickets, click HERE.


About LawnChair Theatre

What began in 2006 as a Port Chester summer youth theatre project has evolved into much more. LawnChair is a true community theatre, an organization in which the community is as important as the theatre. Over the past 15 years, our project became a mission.

We believe in theatre’s power to shine a light on our common humanity, to raise the level of empathy in our world. We feature multi-generational casts and blend professionally trained and amateur performers. Our goal is to contemporize Shakespeare, and other classic playwrights and authors, without rewriting them. 

We love this company, the work, the play, and, especially, the people.  We love our audiences, and we’re grateful for our supporters and sponsors.  

We hope you will join us, whether as artist, crew, audience, or sponsor. Thanks for checking us out.

Peter Green (he/him)
Co-Founder & Artistic Director

 

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kerry@ducey.org (LawnChair Theatre) Events Wed, 14 Jul 2021 12:22:35 -0400
Cannabis Dispensaries & On-Site Consumption: New Castle Public Hearing Continued to September 21 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/politics/2940-cannabis-dispensaries-on-site-consumption-new-castle-public-hearing-continued-to-september-212940-cannabis-dispensaries-on-site-consumption-new-castle-public-hearing-continued-to-september-21 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/politics/2940-cannabis-dispensaries-on-site-consumption-new-castle-public-hearing-continued-to-september-212940-cannabis-dispensaries-on-site-consumption-new-castle-public-hearing-continued-to-september-21

After discussing the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) during last night’s Town Board Meeting, we adjourned the public hearing to September 21st and will be referring the matter to the New Castle Police Department, New Castle United for Youth, and our schools for their consideration and thoughts.

As previously shared, we are working closely with counsel to determine the Town’s right to implement our own regulations to restrict the time and place of cannabis sale and use and discussing whether New Castle should opt out of the MRTA, thereby precluding businesses involved in the dispensing and on-site consumption of cannabis.

As we continue our public hearing and address the issues above, as well as the potential tax benefits that might be generated from such businesses (three percent (3%) of tax revenue goes directly to the municipality), impacts of cannabis related foot and vehicular traffic on quality of life, and what other neighboring municipalities are considering, the Town plans on taking a reasoned and steady approach to fully understand the direct and collateral implications of this new law. Remember, the MRTA only allows municipalities to opt out this year or lose the right to do so. Should we opt out, please know that we can opt back in if it is in the community’s best interest. 

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kerry@ducey.org (Jeremy Saland, Acting Town Supervisor) Politics Wed, 14 Jul 2021 12:13:46 -0400
White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars on Friday, July 23 Featuring Tom & Jerry https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2939-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-on-friday-july-23-featuring-tom-jerry2939-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-on-friday-july-23-featuring-tom-jerry https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2939-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-on-friday-july-23-featuring-tom-jerry2939-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-on-friday-july-23-featuring-tom-jerry

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. 

The next White Plains Hospital Screening under the Stars drive-in movie will take place on Friday, July 23 and feature Tom & Jerry The Movie.

  • $25 per vehicle
  • Movies begin at dusk, gates open one hour before

Click here for tickets.

Thank you to the following sponsors:

  • HOLTEC International
  • Sharc Creative
  • The Premier Collection
  • HamletHub
  • Lippolis Electric
  • Robison Oil
  • Tompkins Mahopac Bank
  • Westchester Magazine
  • 100.7 WHUD
  • Iona College
  • The Peak 107.1
  • Inspiria Outdoor Advertising
  • Westchester.Gov
  • Westchester Parks & Rec
  • Westchester Parks Foundation

For ticket sale dates and times and additional information, click here.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Wed, 14 Jul 2021 12:04:06 -0400
Summer Food Service Program https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/charities/2937-summer-food-service-program2937-summer-food-service-program https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/charities/2937-summer-food-service-program2937-summer-food-service-program

The Children’s Aid Society announces its participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Meals will be provided to all children 18 years and under without charge.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online here and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Persons interested in receiving more information should contact: Children’s Aid Society, 711 Third Ave Ste 700 New York, NY 10017

Operated at Wagon Road Camp, 431 Quaker Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514

Free meals for all enrolled campers from 7/6/21 to 8/13/21 Monday through Friday. Breakfast 9:15am to 9:45am and Lunch from 11:45am to 1:45pm. 

 

 

 

 

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vincec@childrensaidnyc.org (Press Release ) Charities Tue, 06 Jul 2021 10:53:54 -0400
Westchester County Health Department issues Heat Advisory https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/publicsafety/2938-county-health-department-issues-heat-advisory2938-county-health-department-issues-heat-advisory https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/publicsafety/2938-county-health-department-issues-heat-advisory2938-county-health-department-issues-heat-advisory

Advises Residents to Drink Water, Cool off and Never Leave People or Pets in a Closed Car

With high heat and humidity in the County expected to make it feel at or above 100 degrees through Wednesday, and temperatures expected to hover in the 90s, the Westchester County Health Department is issuing a heat advisory. Residents should avoid strenuous activity, drink lots of water, avoid alcohol and caffeine and take precautions to prevent heat-related illness.

“Pace yourself -- don’t overdo it in the heat,” said County Executive George Latimer. “If you spend a lot of time outdoors, take breaks in an air-conditioned place and drink lots of water. And during a heat wave, remember to always check in on your elderly or ailing neighbors.”

Sherlita Amler, MD, Westchester County Commissioner of Health, said people who are most vulnerable to adverse effects from the heat include the very young, seniors, people who are obese and those with high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes or lung conditions.

“Heat stroke and dehydration can take you by surprise,” Amler said. “High humidity, chronic health conditions and some medications can also increase a person’s risk for heat stroke.”

Heat stroke is a serious and life-threatening condition that claims many lives nationwide each year. Symptoms include hot red, dry skin, shallow breathing, a rapid, weak pulse and confusion. Anyone suffering from heat stroke needs to receive emergency medical treatment immediately. Call 911 if you suspect heat stroke and immediately cool the overheated person while waiting for emergency help to arrive.

Amler reminded residents never to leave children, pets or people in a car. Temperatures can quickly rise to unsafe levels, so motorists should always look before they lock their vehicles.

“To avoid tragedy, it’s also vital to never leave infants, children, seniors or pets in a closed car no matter how brief the time,” Amler said. “Closed vehicles can quickly heat up to a life-threatening 140º F or more.”

Another concern during a heat wave is heat exhaustion. Seniors, young children, people who are overweight or who have high blood pressure, people who work outside or in other hot environments are most at risk. Frequent breaks and drinking lots of water can help prevent heat exhaustion. Signs include headache, nausea or vomiting, dizziness and exhaustion, as well as cool, moist, pale or flushed skin. Anyone suffering from heat exhaustion should move out of the sun and apply cool, wet cloths to their skin.

“During a heat wave, seniors, young children and people with compromised immunity especially should avoid vigorous outdoor activity, spend time in the shade, take breaks in air-conditioned locations and drink lots of water throughout the day,” Amler said. “Especially when they’re swimming and playing in the water, children often forget to drink, so parents and caregivers should prompt children to take breaks to hydrate.”

Those who plan to travel by car should prepare their vehicle before hitting the road. Always travel with a spare battery, and avoid leading radios, phone chargers and other accessories running when the engine is not.

Check to make sure your air conditioning is properly functioning and coolant is at the proper level. If you plan to travel in less populated areas, bring water and an umbrella for shade if it becomes necessary to leave the car. Always keep air flowing throughout the vehicle, and try to park in the shade. 

For tips to prevent heat-related illness and places to stay cool, residents can visit the Health Department website at www.westchestergov.com/health

Residents who need a place to cool off can go to an indoor mall. Senior centers, libraries and community centers often serve as cooling centers, but call before you go.

Elevated heat and humidity can also lead to unhealthy levels of ozone, a gas produced by the action of sunlight on organic air contaminants from auto exhaust and other sources. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation forecasts daily ozone conditions at (http://www.dec.ny.gov), or call the New York State Air Quality Hotline at 1-800-535-1345.

The County’s Department of Emergency Services is monitoring the weather forecast, tracking the opening of local Cooling Centers and is in contact with Con Edison and NYSEG concerning the potential for power outages. 

For tips to prevent heat-related illness and places to stay cool, residents can visit the Health Department website at www.westchestergov.com/health

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Westchester County) Public safety Tue, 06 Jul 2021 08:36:04 -0400
Hit the Green for a Great Cause! Samuel B. Ross, Jr. Green Chimneys Golf Classic at Sunningdale Country Club https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/charities/2936-hit-the-green-for-a-great-cause2936-hit-the-green-for-a-great-cause https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/charities/2936-hit-the-green-for-a-great-cause2936-hit-the-green-for-a-great-cause

The Samuel B. Ross, Jr. Green Chimneys Golf Classic is full speed ahead! Start practicing your swing and plan to join us at the Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, NY.,  on August 3, 2021. All proceeds will benefit The Friends of Green Chimneys and will be directed toward innovative education and animal-assisted therapy for children with special needs.

Each year, the Golf Classic raises nearly $125,000 from our generous sponsors and golfers. Those funds are directed to Green Chimneys’ innovative education and animal-assisted therapy for children with special needs and support the care of our animals, too.

Golf Co-Chairs
Tom Lowell, Angelo Matra & Don Ross

Golf Committee
Joseph Whalen, Brenda Hamilton

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
10:00am - 8:00pm

Sunningdale Country Club
300 Underhill Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
 
The day begins with breakfast followed by 18 holes of golf, lunch on the course, putting contest, cocktails, and dinner. The event will include an auction, prizes and a great day of golf on one of Westchester’s best courses.

For more information, please contact Meg via 845.279.2995 x108 or mslavin@greenchimneys.org

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kerry@ducey.org (Green Chimneys) Charities Fri, 02 Jul 2021 09:04:00 -0400
White Plains Performing Arts Center Reopens! In-Person Live Music and Comedy Returns! https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2935-white-plains-performing-arts-center-reopens-in-person-live-music-and-comedy-returns2935-white-plains-performing-arts-center-reopens-in-person-live-music-and-comedy-returns https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2935-white-plains-performing-arts-center-reopens-in-person-live-music-and-comedy-returns2935-white-plains-performing-arts-center-reopens-in-person-live-music-and-comedy-returns

The long-awaited return to live entertainment is finally here! After a year of closure, the White Plains Performing Arts Center is pleased and excited to announce that it will reopen with three LIVE IN PERSON events this summer.

Our facility has been thoroughly cleaned and installed with a state-of-the-art air filtration HVAC system. We have hand sanitizer stations in place throughout the lobby and plexiglass barriers in areas of high person-to-person contact.  The continued comfort of our patrons is of high importance to us as we welcome them back to the excitement of live entertainment.

Our summer entertainment offerings are as follows:

Rock 'N Radio: Music's Biggest Hits

Saturday, July 10 at 8:00 pm

Get ready to rock and roll down memory lane with an evening of music and memories straight from the radio featuring the biggest pop songs of all time. Groove along to over eight decades of chart-topping hits from the greatest names in music history including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Carole King, Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, Elton John, and Adele just to name a few.

Mark Cordes is THE SPOUSE WHISPERER

Saturday, July 24 at 8:00 pm

Whether you’re searching or already with that hunk-of-burning-love, you can’t miss The Spouse Whisperer. Come spend an evening with hilarious comedian Mark Cordes as you examine the ups and downs of dating, relationships, marriage, divorce, and all other aspects of this crazy thing we call life. This is one show that will have you laughing hysterically as Cordes educates the crowd on the do’s and don’ts of relationships. The Spouse Whisperer is cool, it’s hilarious, and there is never a dull moment.  

JOHN LLOYD YOUNG Jukebox Hero with music direction by Tommy Faragher

Saturday, August 28 at 8:00 pm

John Lloyd Young is the Tony® and Grammy® award-winning Frankie Valli from Broadway's Jersey Boys as well as the star of the Clint Eastwood directed Warner Bros film.  John Lloyd Young: Jukebox Hero is a celebration of classic hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s presented in the authentic acoustic style of original rock ‘n’ roll, Doo-Wop and R&B standards. Along with tracks from Young’s critically acclaimed debut album “My Turn” the show features “Sherry”, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You”, “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me”, “In the Still of the Night” along with treasures in shades of Goodfellas, James Bond, David Lynch and spaghetti westerns from Roy Orbison to The Platters, the Righteous Brothers to Paul McCartney, Adele to Luther Vandross, Little Anthony, Elvis, Tom Jones and more. This evening is not to be missed!\

The White Plains Performing Arts Center is located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains, minutes from the White Plains Metro North Station. For tickets visit the theatre box office Monday-Friday (11am-6pm), purchase the tickets online at wppac.com or call 914-328-1600. For Group Sales, please contact boxoffice@wppac.com.

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kerry@ducey.org (WPPAC) Events Mon, 28 Jun 2021 15:47:03 -0400
Rye Playland Set to Reopen this Saturday at Noon! https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/places/2934-rye-playland-set-to-reopen-this-saturday-at-noon2934-rye-playland-set-to-reopen-this-saturday-at-noon https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/places/2934-rye-playland-set-to-reopen-this-saturday-at-noon2934-rye-playland-set-to-reopen-this-saturday-at-noon

After being closed to the public for the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Playland Park in Rye is officially reopening for the 2021 season on Saturday, June 26th at noon.

Patrons are welcomed back for rides, entertainment, food and fun from Opening Day through Labor Day; Wednesday through Sunday, and Mondays July 5 and September 6.

For the season’s full schedule go to PlaylandPark.org or call the park at (914) 813-7000.

To purchase admission passes online, click here.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:00:53 -0400