Chappaqua's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua Sun, 20 Sep 2020 10:22:05 -0400 HamletHub.com COVID Cases Increase in New Castle https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/life/2803-covid-cases-increase-in-new-castle2803-covid-cases-increase-in-new-castle https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/life/2803-covid-cases-increase-in-new-castle2803-covid-cases-increase-in-new-castle

22 Active COVID Cases in New Castle

As of Tuesday afternoon, there are 22 active cases in the Town of New Castle. Active cases are those that have been identified in the past two weeks. On Friday, we had 9 active cases, yesterday we had 19 active cases, and today we are up to 22. I reached out to Westchester County to learn more information about these active cases. Here is what I learned:

College Students

According to Westchester County, at least 2 active cases are attributed to college students who are currently quarantining out-of-state. These students show up in our numbers because they have health insurance linked to a local address. There may be more college students included in the number of cases in our municipality, but this could not be confirmed by the County at this time.

As an example, I received the following message last night from a resident:

“My child, a college student, has been back on campus out-of-state since mid-August.  My child had a negative test prior to leaving for school, and another negative test upon arrival on campus. My child tested positive on 9/6, along with many others on campus.  My child got a call on Saturday from a tracer in NY, and informed the Contact Tracer of my child’s whereabouts. I would guess that there are other out of state students who are being counted in the Chappaqua numbers.”

Oak Lane Child Care

Another explanation for the increase in the number of COVID cases in New Castle is due to a small cluster at Oak Lane Child Care Center. The following is a statement from Ronnie Weinberger, M.S.Ed. Executive Director of Oak Lane:

“Earlier this month, we learned that an individual at Oak Lane Child Care Center had tested positive for COVID-19.  Upon learning of the individual's positive test, we immediately notified our families and staff, closed the Center, and notified and began working with the Westchester County Department of Health in an effort to contain possible spread.  

“As a result of our communications with the County, the Department of Health quickly implemented its contact-tracing process and provided quarantine guidance as necessary to our students and staff.  We implored all staff and students to be tested, and have been in daily communication with our families to keep them apprised of developments.  Since we closed, we have learned of five teachers and five students testing positive. The Department of Health is aware of these additional positive tests and has provided updated quarantine guidance as appropriate.  All of our impacted staff members and students are doing well and recovering at home.

“Nothing is more important to us at Oak Lane than the health and safety of our families, our staff, and our community.  In an effort to protect everybody's wellbeing, our Center will remain closed for another week, with current plans to reopen on Wednesday, September 23.  Our building has undergone a comprehensive deep-clean, and we are requiring staff and students to provide either a negative COVID test or a copy of a Release from Isolation Notice (for those that previously tested positive) before they return to the Center.  We also will continue to require strict adherence to our policies and procedures developed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  We are working tirelessly to protect our families, staff, and community members and provide guidance at every turn, and look forward to a safe and healthy re-opening next week.”

Chappaqua Central School District – NO Cases!

As of this moment, the Chappaqua Central School District has 0 reported cases for current k-12 students and staff since opening. I received this confirmation directly from Superintendent Christine Ackerman.

Please note, CCSD provides daily reporting to the NYSDOH:   https://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/#/home 

If CCSD were to have a positive case, the Superintendent would send a letter to the impacted school and also post it on the CCSD COVID site under school wide notification: https://www.ccsd.ws/district/departments/public-information/covid-19-opening-2020

Other Sources…The Virus is (Still) In the Community!

Not all of these active cases are out-of-state college students or Oak Lane teachers and students. In fact, the majority of the cases are just members of our community – people like you and me who contracted the virus in any number of ways from any number of different sources. With that in mind it is important to remember:

  • Wear Your Masks! It’s the law.

  • Maintain social distancing

  • No big parties! Keep all gatherings to 50 (masked) people.

  • Quarantine when returning home from travel, or as required 

  • Answer your phones! When Contact Tracers call give them accurate, honest, and timely information.

Stop Playing the Blame Game

In order to stop community spread, we need to behave like a community. Instead of pointing fingers at one another we need to come together and recognize that it is our individual and collective responsibility to follow the rules. I’ve read posts and received emails and text messages that blame everyone from parents, to middle school kids, to restaurant owners, to baseball coaches, to college students, to school administrators, to police officers, to our neighbors. Enough! We need to stop shifting the blame and start taking responsibility. Why is this critically important? Because when we shame one another, we make people less likely to provide NYS contact tracers with accurate, honest, and timely information that is essential to stopping community spread and keeping our schools and businesses open. 

This virus spreads like wildfire and until a vaccine is found we are only able to contain, not eliminate the virus in our community. There is no shame in contracting COVID! We thank those who come forward and share information with us that can help contain the spread – they demonstrate a deep love for their neighbors and our community. Today, in particular, we thank Oak Lane Child Care Center for being a good neighbor and friend to New Castle.

Important Reminder! Follow Isolation Protocols

Westchester County would like to underscore the importance of following isolation protocols. The current mandate is that anyone who is COVID positive must isolate for 14 days. Anyone exposed to a person who is COVID positive must also quarantine for 14 days. This is, in both cases, regardless of a negative COVID test – a negative test does not release you from the obligation to quarantine.

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kerry@ducey.org (New Castle Supervisor, Ivy Pool) Life Wed, 16 Sep 2020 11:20:06 -0400
United Way of Westchester and Putnam Announce Record Setting Golf Event https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/charities/2802-united-way-of-westchester-and-putnam-announce-record-setting-golf-event2802-united-way-of-westchester-and-putnam-announce-record-setting-golf-event https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/charities/2802-united-way-of-westchester-and-putnam-announce-record-setting-golf-event2802-united-way-of-westchester-and-putnam-announce-record-setting-golf-event

We were proud to honor Kevin Plunkett at this year's Day of Golf on September 14th, presented by PepsiCo. It is our great privilege to recognize and celebrate all that Kevin has done over the years to strengthen our community and help its residents.

Kevin is currently the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Simone Development Companies and served as the Westchester Deputy County Executive under Hon. Rob Astorino. He has served on the boards of numerous not-for-profit and educational institutions including ArtsWestchester, Westchester ARC Foundation and Iona College.

In addition to playing a seminal and influential role in advocating for the entire nonprofit community for decades, Kevin has been a long-standing supporter of the United Way of Westchester and Putnam, especially our 211 Helpline. For all of these reasons, we are thrilled to honor him. 

Please join us in congratulating Kevin in recognition of his leadership, excellence and commitment to our community!

Congratulations to all of our Day of Golf winners and thank you for your support! This was our most successful Day of Golf ever are we were proud to sell it out! Funds raised support United Way's continuing pandemic response efforts, the local nonprofit community, and those we all serve.

 

We were proud to honor Kevin Plunkett at this year's Day of Golf on September 14th, presented by PepsiCo. It is our great privilege to recognize and celebrate all that Kevin has done over the years to strengthen our community and help its residents.
 
Kevin is currently the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Simone Development Companies and served as the Westchester Deputy County Executive under Hon. Rob Astorino. He has served on the boards of numerous not-for-profit and educational institutions including ArtsWestchester, Westchester ARC Foundation and Iona College.
 
In addition to playing a seminal and influential role in advocating for the entire nonprofit community for decades, Kevin has been a long-standing supporter of the United Way of Westchester and Putnam, especially our 211 Helpline. For all of these reasons, we are thrilled to honor him. 
 
Please join us in congratulating Kevin in recognition of his leadership, excellence and commitment to our community!
 
Congratulations to all of our Day of Golf winners and thank you for your support! This was our most successful Day of Golf ever are we were proud to sell it out! Funds raised support United Way's continuing pandemic response efforts, the local nonprofit community, and those we all serve.
 

Recognizing Kevin Plunkett, United Way of Westches...

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kerry@ducey.org (UW) Charities Wed, 16 Sep 2020 05:43:18 -0400
Ace Endico To Go is celebrating the colorful season of fall with home delivery promos and free gifts! https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/places/2801-ace-endico-to-go-is-celebrating-the-colorful-season-of-fall-with-home-delivery-promos-and-free-gifts2801-ace-endico-to-go-is-celebrating-the-colorful-season-of-fall-with-home-delivery-promos-and-free-gifts https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/places/2801-ace-endico-to-go-is-celebrating-the-colorful-season-of-fall-with-home-delivery-promos-and-free-gifts2801-ace-endico-to-go-is-celebrating-the-colorful-season-of-fall-with-home-delivery-promos-and-free-gifts

Fall means home delivery promos and free gifts from Ace Endico To Go!

  • Buy Crown Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup and get a FREE box of pancake mix! Please use promo code FALLFUN1  at checkout to get this FREE item added to your order!

  • Buy an Apple Tarte Tatin by French Kiss Patisserie and get a FREE pint of Gelarto’s vanilla gelato! Please use promo code FALLFUN2 at checkout to get this FREE item added to your order!

When COVID-19 hit, ACE Endico sprung into action and began delivering its top quality products to homes throughout Westchester and Connecticut.  Choose from over 2,000 items on newly launched Ace Endico To Go and your groceries will be delivered the next day (and it’s free if you spend $200 or more!) 

Ace Endico, a family-owned business that began with humble roots in a small garage in Mt. Vernon, New York in 1982  is now the leading regional food purveyor and foodservice distributor in the Northeast, employing over 400 employees!

Click here to learn about Ace Endico To Go.

Ace Endico wants to assure you that their drivers are wearing gloves, and using sanitizing wipes and disinfectant sprays between deliveries.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Wed, 16 Sep 2020 02:47:00 -0400
NY State's New 2020 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/life/2800-ny-state-s-new-2020-migratory-game-bird-hunting-regulations2800-ny-state-s-new-2020-migratory-game-bird-hunting-regulations https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/life/2800-ny-state-s-new-2020-migratory-game-bird-hunting-regulations2800-ny-state-s-new-2020-migratory-game-bird-hunting-regulations

DEC recently announced the adoption of changes to the state’s migratory game bird hunting regulations in preparation for the fall hunting seasons. Specifically, the regulations:

  • Allow for a new two-day waterfowl hunting opportunity for veterans and active-duty military personnel in addition to the regular waterfowl seasons;
  • Allow for the general public to purchase electronic federal migratory bird conservation and hunting stamps and to make these electronic stamps legal for the purposes of duck and goose hunting;
  • To be consistent with other mentored hunting opportunities, the licensed adult hunter supervising a junior hunter participating in the special youth migratory game bird hunt days may not carry a firearm, longbow, or crossbow afield. The prohibition does not apply to other hunters in the party that are not mentoring a youth;
  • Allow crossbows as a hunting implement to be consistent with other small game species;
  • Correct special methods of take during special goose seasons to align with federal regulations (e.g., allowing unplugged shotguns, extended shooting hours, and electric calls, when all other waterfowl seasons are closed);
  • Clarify conflicting zone boundary descriptions between federal and state regulations.

These changes are not reflected in the annual hunting regulations guide that was printed prior to the adoption of these regulatory changes; however, they go into effect immediately and will apply during the fall 2020 hunting seasons.

Late last summer, the federal government approved the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act. The legislation allowed states to establish special two-day military days in each waterfowl zone for qualifying members of the active duty armed forces or military veterans to hunt migratory game birds (including ducks, geese, and brant). Standard licensing requirements apply (i.e., hunters are required to have a valid hunting license, migratory bird hunting and conservation stamp, and current Harvest Information Program registration). Based on input from New York waterfowl hunters last fall, the Waterfowl Hunter Task Forces in each zone selected the following season dates for this special opportunity:

Waterfowl Hunting Military Days

  • Lake Champlain Zone: No special season
  • Long Island Zone: November 14 and 15, 2020
  • Northeast Zone: September 19 and 20, 2020
  • Southeast Zone: October 10 and 11, 2020
  • Western Zone: November 11 (Veteran’s Day) and November 14, 2020

During this new special season, licensed military veterans (as defined in section 101 of title 38, United States Code) or members of the Armed Forces on active duty, including members of the National Guard and Reserves on active duty (other than for training), may take ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules during the dates in each zone listed above. Veterans and active-military hunters must carry at least one of the following forms of identification while participating in the Veteran and Active Military Waterfowl hunt days:

  1. Active duty identification card
  2. Actively participating Guard or Reservist identification card
  3. Retired military identification card
  4. New York State Driver’s License with Veteran Status
  5. Form DD214, Certificate of Discharge
  6. Form DD215, Corrected Certificate of Discharge

Similar to youth waterfowl hunting days, daily bag limits for all species are the same as those allowed during the regular season for all species (excludes September Canada goose bag limits).

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kerry@ducey.org (NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation) Life Mon, 14 Sep 2020 10:45:00 -0400
Westchester's 9/11 Memorial Ceremony to be held virtually https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2799-westchester-s-9-11-memorial-ceremony-to-be-held-virtually2799-westchester-s-9-11-memorial-ceremony-to-be-held-virtually https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2799-westchester-s-9-11-memorial-ceremony-to-be-held-virtually2799-westchester-s-9-11-memorial-ceremony-to-be-held-virtually

Westchester County, with the health and safety of our community in mind, has made the decision to hold our September 11th Memorial Ceremony virtually. Join us tomorrow for our virtual ceremony as we honor and remember the thousands of lives lost on 9/11 and those we have lost since.‬

Friday September 11, 2020 at 3PM on the facebook.com/westchestergov

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kerry@ducey.org (Peter Carey) Events Thu, 10 Sep 2020 10:59:50 -0400
ACE Endico says “thank you” to all educators by offering $25 off orders, lunch box essentials and next day delivery! https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/life/2798-ace-endico-says-thank-you-to-all-educators-by-offering-25-off-orders-lunch-box-essentials-and-next-day-delivery2798-ace-endico-says-thank-you-to-all-educators-by-offering-25-off-orders-lunch-box-essentials-and-next-day-delivery https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/life/2798-ace-endico-says-thank-you-to-all-educators-by-offering-25-off-orders-lunch-box-essentials-and-next-day-delivery2798-ace-endico-says-thank-you-to-all-educators-by-offering-25-off-orders-lunch-box-essentials-and-next-day-delivery

ACE Endico says “thank you” to all educators by offering $25 off orders. Use promo code SCHOOL25.

School is in session and it’s a challenging year for both students and teachers. ACE Endico To Go can ease the back to school stress by delivering lunch box essentials (single-serve snacks and drinks) directly to your door! 

When COVID-19 hit, ACE Endico sprung into action and began delivering its top quality products to homes throughout Westchester and Connecticut.  Choose from over 2,000 items on newly launched Ace Endico To Go and your groceries will be delivered the next day (and it’s free if you spend $200 or more!) 

ACE ENDICO wants to assure you that their drivers are wearing gloves, and using sanitizing wipes and disinfectant sprays between deliveries. 

Ace Endico, a family-owned business that began with humble roots in a small garage in Mt. Vernon, New York in 1982  is now the leading regional food purveyor and foodservice distributor in the Northeast, employing over 400 employees!

To place your order, click HERE (and if you're a teacher, use promo code SCHOOL25 for $25 off!)

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Life Tue, 08 Sep 2020 17:53:09 -0400
Drive In Movie "Dirty Dancing" this Saturday at Putnam Country Golf Course https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2797-watch-summer-classic-film-dirty-dancing2797-watch-summer-classic-film-dirty-dancing https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2797-watch-summer-classic-film-dirty-dancing2797-watch-summer-classic-film-dirty-dancing

Westchester based Sharc Creative continues Summer Drive-in Movie Series with a special screening of Dirty Dancing on Saturday, September 12 at 8pm. 

The screening takes place at the Putnam Country Golf Course in Mahopac. Tickets ($40 per car) are available HERE.

Close out the summer with the 33rd Anniversary of the cultural phenomenon Dirty Dancing! Arrive in your own private vehicle wearing your favorite 1980s polyester outfits. (Optional)

ACADEMY AWARD WINNING COMPOSER OF THE FILM'S 2 CLASSIC SONGS WILL BE DOING A LIVE ZOOM Q&A . . . HIS NEW HIT "ONE WORLD" WILL BE SHOWN 
 
The producers of On Hold Messaging, Podcasting and Mobile Digital Ads also have been the Creators behind the Curtain for the Entergy Screenings Under the Stars Summer Series the past 8 years. Together with Westchester County Parks and the support of their Title Sponsor Entergy Indian Point Energy Center, they have been able to provide the community with a 50 foot Blow Up Screen while bringing thousands of people together to "create great family memories".
 
This year, with social distancing protocols in place due to Covid-19, Sharc Creative has actually expanded the platform as a Drive-In Theme. They set a record recently with hosting a double-sided Screen at Playland Park offering up to 2,000 social distanced people spaced appropriately in 400 cars!
 
Sharc Creative in conjunction with Westchester County Parks have had great attendance at their 4 previous outdoor films this Summer. Two at the Historic Kensico Dam Plaza, with two added to the program at Playland Park, Playland's first ever Screening.
 
The exciting drive-in style has expanded to Putnam as well ! Putnam County Golf Course along with Homestyle Catering have been added to this special Dirty Dancing screening & Q&A.
 
Saturday, September 12th. Screening takes place at the Putnam County Golf Course in Mahopac, NY. Event begins at 8pm. Tickets available at PutnamCountyGC.com 
 
Special thanks to all of our Sponsors: Entergy-Indian Point Energy Center, New York Presbyterian-Hudson Valley Hospital, Tompkins Mahopac Bank, Robison, ENT & Allergy, Fidelis Care, Putnam Talk Radio, Westchester Magazine, WHUD, The Peak, Hamlet Hub, WestFair Communications, Sharc Creative, HomeStyle Catering,  Putnam County Tourism, & Putnam County Golf Course.
 
 

Dirty Dancing - Movie Clip #10 - Time Of My Life

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Tue, 08 Sep 2020 12:30:09 -0400
Horace Greeley High School student recognized by Senator Harckham for her work to help fight food insecurity in Northern Westchester https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2795-horace-greeley-high-school-student-recognized-by-senator-harckham-for-her-work-to-help-fight-food-insecurity-in-northern-westchester2795-horace-greeley-high-school-student-recognized-by-senator-harckham-for-her-work-to-help-fight-food-insecurity-in-northern-westchester https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2795-horace-greeley-high-school-student-recognized-by-senator-harckham-for-her-work-to-help-fight-food-insecurity-in-northern-westchester2795-horace-greeley-high-school-student-recognized-by-senator-harckham-for-her-work-to-help-fight-food-insecurity-in-northern-westchester

Horace Greeley High School student recognized by Senator Harckham for her work to help fight food insecurity in Northern Westchester

On August 28th, New York State Senator Pete Harckham held a virtual awards ceremony on Zoom recognizing Caroline Gershman, a rising senior, high school and club soccer player at Horace Greeley High School, for her community service work in helping to fight food insecurity in Northern Westchester for the past year-and-a half.

Caroline Gershman, who lives in Chappaqua, has been helping to alleviate food insecurity before COVID hit and now during COVID with her service project that she calls, “Kick Hunger in Westchester.” 

This past winter Caroline created a “hot-food harvest” by going to local restaurants and food stores with hot food bars asking if they would donate some of their food that remains from the evening to help feed homeless guests that are hosted by the local non-profit organization, Emergency Shelter Partnership (ESP), whose member congregations, including First Congregational Church in Chappaqua, house homeless guests for the night. 

Through her outreach, Caroline was able to get enough food donated for 150 hot meals during the winter. Local businesses including Quaker Hill Tavern in Chappaqua, Green Way Markets in Cross River and Horse & Hound in South Salem were very supportive in providing meals for the evenings. 

In addition, Caroline recently concluded a food drive at Green Way Markets to benefit the Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry. She also created two online campaigns where she has raised a total of $1,740 to benefit the Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry and Emergency Shelter Partnership to help address food insecurity in Northern Westchester.

Caroline said, “I wanted to be able to contribute in some way...the most important thing is spreading awareness about food insecurity in our area.” Senator Harckham said, “For you (Caroline) as a young person to recognize the issue of food insecurity is incredibly important and incredibly astute and ... this pandemic has cut people off from the traditional supports and when the economy shut down, they had nothing. The fact that you were there to help and fill those gaps is nothing short of incredible.”

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Tue, 08 Sep 2020 06:05:48 -0400
Get Lost this Fall: Corn Mazes in NY State https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/places/2796-corn-mazes-in-ny-state2796-corn-mazes-in-ny-state https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/places/2796-corn-mazes-in-ny-state2796-corn-mazes-in-ny-state

Looking for a local corn maze or hayride in New York?  Just select your area from the list below. 

Updates for September 2020

September: Many corn mazes are open now, just scroll down the page. And if you are looking for a pumpkin patch, this website for pumpkin patches). You may also want to try the latest fun, Zombie Paintball, see this website!.

Corn maze Listings by area

Click one of these areas:

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kerry@ducey.org (cornmazesandmore.org) Places Mon, 07 Sep 2020 08:56:02 -0400
League of Women Voters of New Castle https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/politics/2794-league-of-women-voters-of-new-castle2794-league-of-women-voters-of-new-castle https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/politics/2794-league-of-women-voters-of-new-castle2794-league-of-women-voters-of-new-castle

Action Civics: A 21st Century Approach to Educating Youth for Democratic Participation 

A Conversation with DeNora Getachew, New York Executive Director, Generation Citizen on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

To receive the link for this Zoom conversation, register here.

Come learn how student-led, experiential civics education can equip our students with the skills, knowledge, and dispositions for lifelong civic participation in our 21st century democracy. Educating and empowering youth about how democracy works is vital to maintaining a strong, inclusive democracy, and the League of Women Voters supports programs that provide students with the information, motivation, and skills to become informed voters and engaged citizens.

DeNora Getachew is the New York Executive Director of Generation Citizen, a national nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to transforming how civics education is taught in secondary schools in order to educate and empower youth to be civically engaged. DeNora began her career working on local democracy and government reform at the New York City Council and has worked at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law; for Public Advocate Bill de Blasio; and at Citizens Union. DeNora was a member of the New York State Public Campaign Financing Commission and the New York State Department of Education Civic Action Readiness Task Force.

Questions? Email us at lwvnewcastle@gmail.com.

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kerry@ducey.org (LWV New Castle) Politics Fri, 04 Sep 2020 11:04:00 -0400
New Castle Recreation & Parks: Fall Program Registration is Open https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2793-new-castle-recreation-parks-fall-program-registration-is-open2793-new-castle-recreation-parks-fall-program-registration-is-open https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2793-new-castle-recreation-parks-fall-program-registration-is-open2793-new-castle-recreation-parks-fall-program-registration-is-open

Fall Program Registration is Open

Program start dates vary.  Programs are continually added so check back for more!

View catalog & register here.

Important Notice for all programs:

  • Programs will only be open to Town residents and CCSD students.
  • More programming will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
  • Upon registration, you will be asked to verify and agree that you have read the COVID-19 Assumption of Risk policies.
  • We ask that if you (or your child) do not feel well, please stay home.
  • Policies and procedures are subject to change based on updated information received from NYS and the CDC.

Important Notice for Art Center programs:

  • Classes will be held outside as much as possible.
  • Some programs have been divided into 2 five week sessions
  • Both sessions are available for registration starting 9/1
  • Staff will be required to have their temperature taken each day before the start of the program.
  • Participants and staff must wear masks at all times, even outside.
  • Busing/snack is not yet available. When it becomes available, we will send out notification.

Important Notice for Community Center Programs:

  • Due to construction on the Community Center roof, programs are due to begin mid-October. We will send out notice when Community Center programs are available for registration.
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kerry@ducey.org (New Castle Recreation & Parks) Events Fri, 04 Sep 2020 11:02:52 -0400
Potential Covid-19 Exposure in Pleasantville https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2792-potential-covid-19-exposure-in-pleasantville2792-potential-covid-19-exposure-in-pleasantville https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2792-potential-covid-19-exposure-in-pleasantville2792-potential-covid-19-exposure-in-pleasantville

 

The Westchester County Department of Health has been notified that a priest and a staff member at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, located at 431 Bedford Road in Pleasantville, have tested positive for COVID-19. The two individuals have potentially exposed many people over four days of services.

Anyone who attended the following services must quarantine, as required by the New York State Department of Health, for 14 days (regardless of a negative COVID-19 test) from that last visit to the Church during these days:

  • Aug. 24 – Morning Mass
  • Aug. 25 – Morning Mass
  • Aug. 29 – First Communion Ceremonies
  • Aug. 30 – All Masses, Except for the 9 a.m. Mass

Contacts of contacts, meaning secondary exposed people, are currently not at risk and do not have to quarantine. 

The County is currently working closely with the Church, the Archdiocese of New York, the Pleasantville School District and the Village and will continue to update the public as information becomes available.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) New York State Hotline
The New York State Department of Health has set up a hotline at (888) 364-3065 where Department of Health experts will be available to answer questions regarding COVID-19.

COVID-19 Hotline numbers for the public:
People under self-quarantine and medical providers seeking information: (866) 588-0195
People inquiring about testing: (888) 364-3065
General Information: call 211

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Westchester County DOH) Neighbors Fri, 04 Sep 2020 11:00:46 -0400
Westchester SPCA Matching Gift Opportunity https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/charities/2791-westchester-spca-matching-gift-opportunity2791-westchester-spca-matching-gift-opportunity https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/charities/2791-westchester-spca-matching-gift-opportunity2791-westchester-spca-matching-gift-opportunity

The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Westchester is looking for help. Thanks to their wonderful friends at Sidewalk Angels, founded by Grammy-winning artist Rob Thomas, all donations made now through September 30th will be matched up to $20,000! But wait, there's more!

Inspired by Sidewalk Angels, our generous friend Kate, in memory of her father William E. Griffin, is matching gifts for another $10,000!

That brings our TOTAL MATCH up of $30,000!

Animals like Nova, will be one of the lucky recipients of your generous gift. This sweet, happy go lucky girl was playing in her owner's yard when she made an innocent mistake that almost cost her her life. No one was willing to speak up on behalf of Nova and admit to what had unfolded, but the aftermath was clear-someone shot her, twice, at close range after she crossed over onto the neighbor's property.

Shortly after arriving at the emergency vet, one of the SPCA's rescue partners reached out and asked us if Nova survives, would the SPCA take her in. Of course our answer was, yes! She has a long road ahead but has such an amazing disposition despite all that she's been through.

Nova and others like her depend on us every day which is only made possible through gifts from animal lovers like you.

Your kind support will also help animals like Millie, who was rushed into the SPCA for urgent care after being found alone outside, crying in distress and extremely dehydrated.

Upon arrival Millie was immediately given iv fluids and the SPCA veterinary team worked diligently to get her body temperature down, as she was extremely overheated and very lethargic. Within a few hours she started to gain strength and perk up, which allowed the staff to breathe a sigh of relief.

However, our relief was short lived. It quickly became apparent something else was wrong. Millie's poor little body was trembling and her head was shaking, periodically. We believe she was born with a neurological disorder. She is not in any pain but will require further tests. Millie never would have made it if she'd been left to fend for herself outside in this condition.

Your gift will help animals like Nova and Millie who depend on us for survival and will help twice as many dogs and cats now through September 30th. A donation at any level will get us one step closer to reaching our Matching Gift goal for the SPCA animals!

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kerry@ducey.org (Westchester SPCA) Charities Wed, 02 Sep 2020 07:11:40 -0400
Ace Endico To Go Delivers Groceries and Specialty Items to Your Westchester Home! https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/life/2790-ace-endico-to-go-delivers-groceries-and-specialty-items-to-your-ridgefield-home2790-ace-endico-to-go-delivers-groceries-and-specialty-items-to-your-ridgefield-home https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/life/2790-ace-endico-to-go-delivers-groceries-and-specialty-items-to-your-ridgefield-home2790-ace-endico-to-go-delivers-groceries-and-specialty-items-to-your-ridgefield-home

Ace Endico Freshly on Wheels and Delivering to Your Home

Ace Endico, a family-owned business that began with humble roots in a small garage in Mt. Vernon, New York in 1982  is now the leading regional food purveyor and foodservice distributor in the Northeast, employing over 400 employees!

And, until recently, you could only savor the company’s top quality products when you dined in the finest restaurants or shopped in the highest quality retail food market.

Ta-da! This is no longer the case! You have made busy families throughout Westchester and Connecticut very happy by offering over 2,000 items on newly launched Ace Endico To Go delivered directly to homes (and it’s free if you spend $200 or more!) 

Here, we talk with Steven D'Onofrio Ace Endico VP of Sales about the company's rapidly growing home delivery service - Ace Endico To Go!

Tell me how and why you pivoted your business model to support the community during the pandemic?

We saw a need to help the community who were fearful to leave their homes to shop for fine food and thought- How could we help.  Within 2 weeks, we created a brand new website, created a full team, specifically dedicated to this business model, invested in 6 new Sprinter Vans, specifically designed with proper temperature controls to ensure the highest quality of delivery, and trained our drivers to deliver in a COVID19 distanced way.   We even deliver Gelato at the perfect temperature- ready to eat every time.

What are some of your best selling products and how does one go about getting them?

Some of our best selling products tend to be Antibiotic-Free Chicken from Murray’s Chicken- Our portion control- Top Restaurant steaks- such as Filet Mignon and Strip Steak.

Our on-site Freshly cut seafood such as Salmon, Whole Lobsters, and Sea Bass- Our Imported Italian specialties such as DOP San Marzano Tomatoes and Parmigiano Reggiano

Our convenience products such as Imported- Ready to Bake Pizzas, as well as many grocery and produce staples.

Believe it or not- we sell a great variety of Masks- with Fashionable designs!

Do you have products for customers who have special dietary needs (gluten allergies) or those on plant-based diets?

Absolutely!  We actually have dedicated categories on our site for Gluten Free and Plant based diets as well as Organic products.

Can you name a few local restaurants whose menu is chock full of Ace Endico products?

Too many to mention all! To name a few, in Westchester, we support Fortina, DeCicco and Sons, Cutillo's Restaurant as welll as Plaza at Clover Lake (assisted living) in Carmel. Our range of customer base is quite extensive.

Check out the many products available for purchase HERE and place your order online here for next-day home delivery. 

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Life Mon, 31 Aug 2020 08:19:00 -0400
Chappaqua Library Brings Storytime Outdoors! https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2789-chappaqua-library-brings-storytime-outdoors2789-chappaqua-library-brings-storytime-outdoors https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2789-chappaqua-library-brings-storytime-outdoors2789-chappaqua-library-brings-storytime-outdoors

Children’s Room Courtyard Storytime 

We will be holding Courtyard Storytime on Monday and Wednesday. Go to our website or Eventbrite to register for next week's programs on August 31 and September 2.

Space is limited, so registration is required. Each registration allows you a maximum of 5 people (children+adults). You will be sent information on how to access the library courtyard prior to the program. In the courtyard, your group will be given a designated space. Storytime is designed for ages birth to 5 (but older siblings are welcome) and will be approximately 30 minutes with books, rhymes and songs. 

Some other things to remember:

  • All people ages 2 and up must wear a mask, regardless of distance between groups.
  • There is no access to the library building before, during or after storytime (including the bathrooms).
  • Don't forget sunscreen or a hat! Our courtyard is quite sunny. Feel free to bring a blanket- the ground may be a little damp.

Monday Afternoon Courtyard Storytime at 2pm

Link: here

Wednesday Morning Courtyard Storytime at 10:30 am

Link: here

Visit the library website for the most updated information.

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kerry@ducey.org (Chappaqua Library) Events Fri, 28 Aug 2020 12:12:22 -0400