Chappaqua's HamletHub Fri, 24 May 2019 17:29:32 -0400 Bedford Community Theater Community Cabaret

Bedford Community Theater is putting on its Second Annual Community Cabaret Fundraiser on Saturday, June 8 at 7pm at the Bedford Hills   Community House located at 74 Main Street, Bedford Hills.

Last year, the cabaret featured performers of all ages, doing a  variety of acts to raise funds for BCT programs, like the larger scale  
productions they do each year.

This year, Anne Cavaliere will be Directing.  At BCT, aside from her   performance of 'This is Me' in last year's Community Cabaret, she most  
recently brought the role of Martha to life in The Secret Garden.

Bedford Community Theatre is a volunteer organization operating under the auspices of the Town of Bedford dedicated to the production of  
live theatre.  However, some of the funding needs to be sought from outside sources.

BCT's goal is to be a significant cultural asset, engaging the community in the production of affordable theatrical experiences for all ages, fostering a love and understanding of all aspects of theatre arts while showcasing and developing local talent.

The Community Cabaret is Saturday, June 8 at 7pm at the Bedford Hills Community House 74 Main Street, Bedford Hills. Tickets are $20/person and are available online HERE and at the door.

Purchase online for best seats! The Community Cabaret will also have BCT's famous brownies, a 50-50 raffle, a silent auction thanks to  
our generous local businesses and most importantly, community. Please LIKE our FB page for updates, audition calls and more: Bedford  
Community Theatre-BCT.

Purchase tickets here

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Muddy Puddles Mess Fest 2019 on Augusst 3

Muddy Puddles Mess Fest 2019 on Saturday, August 3 at Kiwi Country Day Camp.

Ty Campbell dreamed of jumping in muddy muddles when his cancer was cured, but he never got the chance. In his memory, his parents launched the Muddy Puddles Project to benefit the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation for childhood cancer research. The Mess Fest is a HUGE, fun-filled, annual event that includes the kinds of activities that kids dream of!

Join us on August 3 and enjoy the giant mud pit, 'slopstacle' course, pie tosses, food fights, splatter paint, beauty tent, swimming, zip lining, water balloons, slime time, climbing walls, paddle boats, magic shows, laser tag, bounce houses, music by NYCE Productions. Meet Peppa Pig, our celebrity ambassador along with brother George!

Learn more here.

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BCSD Official 2019 BoE Election and Budget Vote

Please see the Official 2019 Results of the BoE Trustee Election and Budget Vote

Dr. Christopher Manno, Superintendent of Schools thanks community members who participated in the election and vote.

"We especially thank and commend the five BoE candidates for their participation in the democratic process," he said.


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NY Jets First Female Coach to Speak at Harvey Commencement

Collette V. Smith, the first African-American female coach in the National Football League, will deliver the keynote address at The Harvey School commencement in June, the school has announced.  Smith, currently serving as Director of Government and Community Relations for the new Women’s National Football Conference (WNFC), made history in 2017 when she served as defensive backs coach for the New York Jets during training camp. She was the first female to coach for the Jets franchise.

In her role as a member of the executive staff for the WNFC, Smith helps promote the Women’s Professional Football League operating this spring in its inaugural season with 15 teams competing for a chance to play in the championship game at the end of June.

Smith, who grew up a NY Jets fan in Queens, New York, is a former women’s professional football player and the founder and president of Believe N You, Incorporated, which visits schools, children's organizations, and corporations to encourage and inspire individuals to find success in their lives.

Smith also serves as an Ambassador for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Up2UsSports, Billie Jean King’s Women’s Sports Foundation and the Voss Foundation, which facilitates access to clean water for women in rural Africa. She is also an official Wish Granter with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Smith is the recipient of several honors, including the “Year of the Woman Award” Feb. 1 at the Power of Influence Awards in Atlanta. She was also honored March 22 with actor Danny Glover’s Power of Dreams Award at the United Nations in NYC. Smith will be this year’s Grand Marshall at the 50th Annual African-American Day Parade in Harlem, New York, Sept. 15. 

In making the announcement, Harvey’s Head of School Bill Knauer said, “We are excited to welcome Collette Smith as our commencement speaker and look forward to her words of inspiration for our graduating seniors.”

The Harvey School will celebrate the graduation of 74 members of the Class of 2019, Thursday, June 6, at 10 a.m. in the school’s Fenstermacher Athletic Center.

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Gilda’s Club Westchester Announces 'Living with Cancer' Support Group at Bedford Playhouse

In its efforts to continue to meet the growing needs of people who are impacted by cancer in our community, Gilda’s Club Westchester is offering a new community-based support group for anyone with cancer.

Living with Cancer Support Group

Through a partnership with Bedford Playhouse, Gilda’s Club Westchester is expanding their reach and offering a free ongoing “Living with Cancer Support Group” at the Bedford Playhouse Greenroom the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.

This support group will encourage discussion of personal experiences as well as provide ongoing exploration of emotional and social concerns, while dispensing personal wisdom and practical advice. It is open to anyone in active treatment. To sign up, contact Debbie Vincent at 914-644-8844, ext. 133.

Gilda’s Club Westchester offers free emotional and social support for men, women, teens and children affected by cancer in any way. GCW is located at 80 Maple Ave, White Plains. To learn more, visit

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Harvey Launches Robotics Camp

Area students interested in learning how to build and program robots will now have an opportunity this summer to explore the exciting world of robotics in a new, one-week camp to be offered at The Harvey School on its Katonah campus in July.

Under the direction of Harvey’s robotics director, Chris Kelly, boys and girls entering grades eight through 10, will learn to build, code, and operate a robot utilizing the components of VEX EDR V4, the same system used by many of the best high school and college competition robotics teams. Mr. Kelly, the founder and director of Harvey’s highly touted robotics program, has guided his high school team to a number of first and second-place finishes in interscholastic state, national, and world competitions. In 2016, The Harvey School’s RoboCavs were the CREATE U.S. Open National Champions.

Mr. Kelly, a Katonah resident and a math and science teacher at Harvey for 26 years, describes the program as featuring a VEX Squarebot incorporating various sensors the campers will code to interact with objects on Harvey’s own 12’x12’ VEX competition arena. The sensors include SONARS, bumpers, limit switches, shaft encoders, and more. Students will learn the basics of programming using the ROBOTC platform and will have their own programming computer for the week.

“We’re excited to add the robotics camp to our summer program,” said Vinny Alexander, the director of the Harvey Cavalier Camp. “It will encourage creativity and problem-solving in a fun and friendly environment with an experienced robotics teacher and a counselor who currently competes nationally on Harvey’s robotics team, the RoboCavs,” Mr. Alexander said.

The robotics camp will be offered July 15-19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The $500 fee includes lunch. Space is limited. Those interested in securing a spot should register at

]]> (Chris DelCampo) Places Wed, 15 May 2019 14:46:34 -0400
St. Mary the Virgin's Strawberry Festival on June 1

The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin will hold their 82nd Annual Strawberry Festival on June 1 from 11am to 4pm.

Kiddie Games

  • Food
  • Crafts
  • Live Music
  • Bounce Castles
  • Petting Zoo

Proceeds help fund St. Mary's Outreach Program.

This event is rain or shine. 

The church is located on South Greeley Ave next to Bell School in Chappaqua.

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New Castle Annual Memorial Day Parade

Join us for the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27th, starting at 10:30am, with memorial ceremonies at the victory corner monument (corner of King and Bedford road by Talbots/across from Walgreens).

The parade assembles at 10:40am at Ridgewood Terrace and steps off at 11:00 am. Drop off for participants is at the intersection of 120 and Elm street between 10:30am and 10:45am.

During the parade, traffic will be stopped for all motor vehicles except those participating in the parade along the route so please plan accordingly.

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2019 New Castle Road Race on May 19

New Castle Road Race on May 19 at at Chappaqua Town Hall

The race begins and ends at Chappaqua Town Hall, 200 South Greeley Ave. All runners will receive a T-Shirt. Kids who run in the 1 Mile Fun Run will receive a medal.

  • 1 mile Fun Run starts at 8:00am
  • 5K and 10K races starting at 8:30.
  • Pre-register online by May 15th for $20
  • Registration closed from May 16th to May 18th
  • Register day of race on May 19th starting at 7:15am for $25. Cash only.

Those who want to run the 1 Mile Fun Run AND the 5 or 10k will only be charged for one race.

More Road Race Information here.

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Chappaqua Garden Club Plant Sale TOMORROW

The Chappaqua Garden Club's annual Plant Sale is underway! If you have not had a chance to visit the sale at the Chappaqua Train Station, there is still time! The Plant Sale will take place tomorrow, Saturday, May 11 from 8am to 1pm.

This annual fundraiser helps the Club to support ongoing beautification efforts and programs in our town!

Click here for additional information.

The Chappaqua Garden Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of local gardens. With over 90 members from all over Westchester County, the club is a part of District IX in the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State.

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Millwood Resident Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Rape of Teen in Northern Westchester

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Victor Gonzalez of Millwood was sentenced to four years in state prison for the rape of a teenage girl in Northern Westchester last June.

Gonzalez entered his guilty plea to Rape in the Third Degree, a class E felony, in the Westchester County Sex Offense Court before Westchester County Court Judge Susan Cacace Jan. 8, 2019. In addition to time in prison, he will receive 10 years’ post-release supervision. He will have to register as a sex offender. An order of protection was also issued on behalf of the victim. 

On June 21, 2018, Town of New Castle Police received a phone call about a missing 16-year-old teenager. The teen sent a text message to her mother asking her for help. The teenager did not know where she was at the time. The mother gave New Castle Police a location from the “Find My iPhone” application, and they responded to the area. In searching for the girl at the location provided, they found her hiding in the bushes, disheveled and upset. She reported to the police that she met the 40-year-old defendant, Victor Gonzalez, on the internet and agreed to meet him in White Plains. When she got off the train in White Plains, the defendant met her near the train station and took her to his residence in New Castle. The victim remembers waking up in the defendant’s apartment with the defendant on top of her engaging in sexual intercourse.

The teenager fled the apartment when the defendant used the bathroom. At that time, the girl contacted her mother. Shortly thereafter, New Castle Police arrested the defendant.

The defendant was also sentenced in White Plains federal court Thursday on charges related to sex trafficking of minors and child pornography production. For that, he will spend 19.5 years in federal prison. Both sentences will run consecutively. Read more details on the federal case.

In Westchester, Assistant District Attorney Amit Parab of the Special Prosecutions Division prosecuted the case.

]]> (Westchester DA) Public safety Thu, 09 May 2019 08:46:02 -0400
Westchester County Health Department Offers Residents Free Minnows

Minnows, dunks and education are part of the county’s mosquito prevention strategy

To help residents keep their backyards free of mosquito breeding sites, the Westchester County Department of Health will give away free minnows for residential ponds and water features, along with mosquito dunks, advice and strategies to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile Virus, starting Friday.

A total of 450 pounds of minnows will be available at the Westchester County Airport, 2 Loop Road, West Harrison, 10604, as follows:

  •          Friday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  •          Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Residents with ornamental ponds can add fathead minnows to the water. The minnows eat mosquito larvae, preventing them from maturing into biters. Dunks serve the same purpose in birdbaths, rain barrels and unused pools. Residents who plan to pick up minnows should bring a bucket or pail. The Health Department will distribute the minnows in watertight plastic bags. To keep the minnows viable, residents should bring them straight home and release them immediately into ponds with at least eight inches of water.

Sherlita Amler, MD, Commissioner of Health, said: “With their hearty appetites, this baitfish can keep mosquitos from breeding in your pond and biting you in your own backyard.”

Any resident can help reduce the mosquito population, even without minnows, just by removing standing water around their yard, covering trash containers kept outside and draining birdbaths twice a week.

Amler added: “Mosquitoes can lay their eggs in a puddle, a flowerpot saucer or an old tire, so after it rains, pour out standing water and clear your yard and the pavement around your home of buckets, wheelbarrows and toys that hold standing water.”

Any large areas of standing water on public property that cannot easily be removed should be reported to the Health Department at (914) 813-5000.

For more information, download the “Westchester County Cares Bug Off” brochure on the West Nile Virus page at

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Weekend Barn Sale in Chappaqua

First Congregational Church of Chappaqua Barn Sale this weekend!

  • Saturday, May 4 from 9am to 2pm (50% off)
  • Sunday, May 5 from noon to 2pm (FREE)

The Barn Sale has been a spring tradition at FCC for over sixty years. The sale is typically held the first weekend of May and is an exciting time at the church. People look forward to it as an opportunity to make new friends, share fellowship with one another and renew old relationships all while working to sort and price merchandise. The sale has been very successful and the members of the community love to volunteer as well!

Barn Sale provides new and quality merchandise at reasonable prices for the community. Because it is the largest fundraiser at the church, we start preparing at the beginning of the year. The daily lunch and dinner menus to feed the many volunteers are planned, cooking nights are scheduled, room layouts are discussed, worker sign up for various jobs is encouraged and everybody begins gathering the items they plan to bring for the saleThere is a place for everyone! It is a lot of work, but the people involved love the time spent together! 


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Spring Festival in Chappaqua May 31 - June 2

Spring Festival at Church of St. John & St. Mary in Chappaqua May 31 through June 2

Welcome spring with carnival games, inflatables, live entertainment, a craft boutique, a kid's zone, food from the Bronx's Arthur Avenue, and a wine-and-beer garden for the adults. 

  • Friday 5/31:  6-10 pm
  • Saturday 6/1: 3-10 pm
  • Sunday 6/2: 1-5 pm

Visit the church website for additional information.

30 Poillon Drive, Chappaqua

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Castles of New Castle House Tour on May 16, Tickets On Sale

2019 Castles of New Castle House Tour on May 16 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Featuring Several Homes & Gardens in the Town of New Castle

On the day of the tour, lunch will be available at several Town of New Castle restaurants for a 15% discount with your house tour ticket.

Reserve your ticket online here:

By mail, please download a response form here: 2019 House Tour Response Form

Sponsored by: Korth & Shannahan Painting and Carpentry and Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Chappaqua Office. All proceeds benefit the New Castle Historical Society.

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