Chappaqua's HamletHub Fri, 13 Dec 2019 18:53:39 -0500 Bobo’s Coffee Stand at Chappaqua Train Station

Bobo’s Coffee Stand at Chappaqua Train Station

Look for Bobo’s new coffee stand coming soon to the train station. This coffee stand will provide a convenient option for those commuters who park in the back lot to grab a quick cup of coffee en route to the train.

Learn more about Bobo's Coffee Stand on Facebook here.

]]> (Town of New Castle) Places Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:11:22 -0500
Chappaqua's 4th Annual Wine Around Town on Friday

The snowflakes are up. The trees & new decorative light poles have been wrapped. Just in time for the 4th Annual Wine Around Town & the Holiday Art Show this Friday, December 13 from 5-8 pm.

Shop and sample some wine as you support our downtown local merchants. As well, artists from the Northern Westchester Artists Guild will have lots of art, holiday gifts and more!


Sponsored by the Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce, this festive event is open to the public and takes place throughout Chappaqua proper. 
]]> (New Castle Supervisor) Events Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:07:06 -0500
NCHS Holiday Open House, Craft Workshop & Tree Lighting Tomorrow

You are invited to a Holiday Open House, Craft Workshop & Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 7 at The Horace Greeley House, 100 King Street Chappaqua.

Ring in the holiday season with fellow Chappaqua residents!

  • Holiday Open House and museum tours of the Horace Greeley House from 1-6pm 
  • Holiday Crafts from 4 to 6pm
  • New Castle Community Sing with Chappaqua Orchestra at 3:30 pm
  • Tree Lighting with Horace Greeley High School Madrigal Choir and visit from Santa at 5:30 pm


]]> (Town of New Castle) Events Fri, 06 Dec 2019 05:53:43 -0500
Horace Greeley High School Student Creates Hot Food Program to Help Feed the Homeless in Northern Westchester

Caroline Gershman, a junior and honor student at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, is helping to feed the homeless in Northern Westchester by creating what can be called a “hot food harvest for the homeless” whereby she is contacting local restaurants and food stores with hot food bars asking if they are willing to donate their food remaining at the end of the evening to feed people staying overnight in local shelters.

Caroline approached a local non-profit, the Emergency Shelter Partnership (ESP), which provides short-term, emergency shelter during the winter in the northern Westchester area and said that she would like to take on the initiative of getting hot food for the clients served by this organization. Through a coalition of local houses of worship, during the five coldest months of the year, homeless individuals which average approximately 20-25 per night are housed for a week at a local church or synagogue. When they arrive around 9:00 pm at night, many of them have not had a hot meal all day.

Caroline is contacting local restaurants and food stores asking if they would be willing to donate their left-over food from the evening to the local house of worship hosting clients for that week. Many of the hosting congregations have volunteers who will pick up the food and deliver it to the church or synagogue. In the case where there are no volunteers to perform this task, Caroline will provide the transportation.

As of now, Caroline has two restaurants who have committed to help (Quaker Hill Tavern in Chappaqua and the Horse and Hound Inn in South Salem), and she is looking for 10 more restaurants who are willing to donate the food that remains at the end of the evening. Caroline’s goal is to create a coalition of local restaurants willing to participate in this cause.

Caroline can be contacted via her email for any restaurants or food stores who would like to be part of this program and help feed the homeless in our community:

In addition to getting local restaurants to participate, Caroline has started a fundraiser on Facebook that runs through the end of the year to raise money to provide the clients with a bag filled with shelf-stable packaged food that they leave with in the morning to help sustain them throughout their day. Here is the link to Caroline’s fundraiser:

Caroline says, “We have a homeless population right in our own backyard who we don’t see and that also means we have a hungry population who we don’t know about. I want to do what I can to help people at a time of year that is very challenging. In school, I worked on a food sustainability project and it made me think that there’s a way to help others and minimize food waste. It’s possible to create a win-win for everyone.”

The Emergency Shelter Partnership (ESP) is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Northern Westchester County, NY which provides short-term, emergency shelter for those who need a place to stay during the coldest five months of the winter.

Shelter is provided through a coalition of congregations – Christian and Jewish – and other community groups, to anyone who needs a safe and warm place to sleep. People gather at the Police Station in Mt. Kisco by 9:00 pm each evening from November through March. There they are met by the ESP bus and an overnight supervisor who transports the group to the congregation which is hosting the shelter that week. When the group arrives at the location where the shelter is hosted, volunteers from the congregation greet them with a hot meal and a room in which to sleep. Coffee and a breakfast bag are provided in the morning. A volunteer from the congregation also spends the night and is available to assist an ESP staff person in the event of an emergency. By 6:30 am the next morning, the group is up and on the bus to return to the Mt. Kisco Police Station.

When the temperature drops and the wind blows, ESP provides a welcome, a meal and a warm safe place to sleep. Emergency Shelter Partnership, P.O. Box 427, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549.

]]> (Ron Feuchs ) Neighbors Fri, 22 Nov 2019 07:41:59 -0500
Croton Man Arraigned for Forcible Touching of a Woman on a Metro North Train

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Jonathan VanAntwerpen of Croton was arraigned Wednesday (11/20) on a charge of Forcible Touching – for putting his hand up the skirt of a passenger sitting next to him on a Metro North train in the vicinity of Croton-on-Hudson.
VanAntwerpen appeared in the Village of Croton-on-Hudson court before Judge Sam Watkins. He was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to return to court Dec. 18, 2019.

On Sept. 27, 2019, Jonathan VanAntwerpen was seated on a Metro North train next to a woman he did not know. The charge alleges, he pressed his leg into hers. He then moved his hand up her thigh and under her skirt. When the victim confronted him, he got off at the Croton-Harmon train station.

The MTA Police, with the help of the Greenburgh Police and New York State Police, conducted an investigation, including viewing surveillance video recorded on the train and surrounding area.

The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office Yorktown Branch is prosecuting the case.

In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

]]> (Westchester DA) Public safety Fri, 22 Nov 2019 04:19:14 -0500
Music Video Film Festival Comes to Chappaqua PAC

Gorilla River has announced an expert panel of judges for the Music Video Film Festival, running Saturday night, Feb 8 at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center.

Sirius XM host Mark Goodman (One of MTV’s “First Five VJs”), Vevo VP of Original Content and Production Ed Walker, and Music Journalist Alan Light (author of Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain, and The Skills to Pay the Bills: The Story of the Beastie Boys) will offer commentary for 10 music videos which will be screened at the event and select three winners who will get to present their videos at the 2020 Hudson Valley Music Summit.

The inaugural event brings music videos together with fun commentary and live music. The 10 artists who are selected will be given a 15 minute slot. This will allow them explain their vision to the audience, show their video to the audience, and then receive feedback from the judges.

“MTV came on the around the time when I first became aware of music in general, so it’s an honor to have a familiar face like Mark Goodman join us at our inaugural event,” said Gorilla River CEO Dave Hoffman. “Alan Light and Ed Walker also bring insight based on their unique vantage points in the industry. We’re very much looking forward to hearing what kind of wisdom they have to offer.”

The Music Video Film Festival is an extension of the Hudson Valley Music Summit which launched this summer in Kingston NY. The Summit is a full-day of panel discussions designed for managers, A&R reps, publicists, and anyone who is responsible for managing an artist’s career. Local luminaries such as Pete Shapiro, owner of the Capital Theatre and Stefani Scamardo of Hard Head Management spoke at the 2019 event. In addition to expert insight, the 200 music industry professionals in attendance enjoyed vendor tables, live performances, and a music video presented by Dennis Dunaway, founding bassist of the Alice Cooper Group.

"It was heartwarming to see young musicians that are as starry-eyed for success as I was when I started getting solid guidance from highly respected music business experts," said Dunaway, reflecting on the Summit.

The Music Video Film Festival promises to tap into the same spirit of creative enthusiasm as it brings a new music and film event to rock and roll fans in the area.

“This is the first event we’re doing that is specifically designed to be enjoyed by fans,” said Hoffman, who has extensive experience producing global B2B conferences. “Our tagline is ‘You know you want it.’ Members of the MTV Generation will get the reference.”

Bands and Video Directors looking to submit should visit

]]> (Daddy Stingray) Life Fri, 22 Nov 2019 02:25:00 -0500
Horace Greeley High School presents Cinderella Nov. 21-23

 proudly presents the musical, "Cinderella".

  • Thursday, November 21st at 7pm
  • Friday, November 22nd at 7pm
  • Saturday, November 23rd at 7pm

Horace Greeley High School - 70 Roaring Brook Road


$5 Students
$15 Adults

With a wicked stepmother and two jealous stepsisters who keep her enslaved and in rags, Cinderella stands no chance of attending the royal ball. Despite the cruelty of her stepfamily, Cinderella remained kind, spirited and internally beautiful.

Her faith and everlasting optimism manifest in a Fairy Godmother, whose magic transforms her reality into a dream come true. Cinderella enchants the handsome Prince Charming at the ball, but must face the wrath of her enraged stepmother and sisters when the spell wears off at midnight.

Bring the entire family to this updated production of Cinderella, which features Rodgers & Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including -- “In My Own Little Corner,” "Ten Minutes Ago"  “Impossible/It's Possible” -- alongside a hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane as well as some new characters, and surprising twists.

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Discover Chappaqua: Ribbon Cutting for the Infrastructure & Streetscape on Saturday November 16

Celebrate LOCAL!

The community is invited to attend the ribbon-cutting for the Infrastructure & Streetscape Improvements on Saturday, Nov 16 from 11am - 3pm.


This celebratory event will feature food, music, art, sidewalk sales and a scavenger hunt!

Please note: this event will coincide with the launch of, a new website will highlight all that Chappaqua has to offer - a great place to shop, eat & live.

]]> (Town of New Castle) Life Wed, 13 Nov 2019 08:29:00 -0500
35th Annual Chappaqua Craft & Gift Fair

Shop LOCAL for the holidays!

Chappaqua Craft and Gift Fair, now in its 35th year, is on Saturday, November 16th, 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM at Robert E Bell Middle School.

Admire the work of beautiful handmade pottery, unique handcrafted jewelry, handbags, luxury knits, gourmet food, bath, and beauty products just in time for your holiday shopping.

Admission is free, and vendor fees support PTA-run enrichment programs at Bell Middle School. Visit for more information.

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Annual Westorchard Used Toy and Book Sale on Saturday, November 16

On Saturday, November 16th stop by Westorchard Elementary School from 10-4 for the Annual Westorchard Used Toy and Book Sale!

We've cleaned the toys and counted the game pieces. You'll find AMAZING deals on beautiful books (50 cents to 2 dollars), baby toys, educational items, puzzles, board games, scooters, dolls, arts and crafts, cars, action figures, video games, DVDs, construction and transportation toys, pretend play, and SO much more! We even have a "boutique" section with items that have never been opened! We look forward to seeing you there!

Questions? Contact Kim Heston at

]]> (Town of New Castle) Events Tue, 12 Nov 2019 02:31:00 -0500
Volunteers Needed for Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Welcome to our Community Thanksgiving Dinner 2019 signup! All month we organize to help feed over 1500 people in Westchester County a delicious Thanksgiving meal.

There are four ways to volunteer:

  1. Food and Supply
  2. Cook and Prep
  3. Drive and Serve
  4. Beth El Volunteer

Food and Supply

Every turkey, potato, vegetable and fork counts! We need a significant amount of donated items in order to be able to cook and provide the meals which we have committed to prepare. Please look at the needed items and see what you can contribute. Many items don't have quantities listed because we need SO much. Please indicate the quantity you can contribute in the notes.

Drop off donations at our Thanksgiving kitchen located at Temple Shaaray Tefila (89 Baldwin Road, Bedford Corners) is between November 24 - November 27, any time from 8am - 11pm. If you can't get there, email Gayle Wasserman at and we'll arrange to pick it up.

You can also make donation drop-offs to Temple Beth El (220 South Bedford Road, Chappaqua). Please note in the sign up if you are bringing your turkeys, potatoes, and other items directly to there. Items can be dropped off after November 20 during building hours. Should you need any assistance, email Mollie Hantman-Weill at

If you would prefer to make a monetary donation, please click here at Financial Donation or donate food, supplies or a gift card on our Amazon Wishlist. We are collecting monetary donations to buy food and supplies to share with the less fortunate in our community during the Holiday season and throughout the year. Any donation is most appreciated and may be tax deductible but check with your tax preparer.

If you personally know a family in need please feel free to reach out to us at and we will talk with you about how best to serve that family during Thanksgiving.

As always, thank you to everyone for your help, partnership, and desire to help others. Our Thanksgiving Dinner program will once again be a great. This is the link for donations/volunteers.

]]> (Town of New Castle) Charities Fri, 08 Nov 2019 10:26:23 -0500
New Castle Historical Society will host a Meet our Local Veterans program at the Millwood Fire House

Meet Our Local Veterans

On November 11, 2019, the New Castle Historical Society will host a “Meet our Local Veterans” program at the Millwood Fire House.

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the first celebration of Armistice (Veterans) Day. During the interval of interwar peace between WWI and WWII, “Armistice Day” was declared a federal holiday to commemorate the official end of WWI on November 11th, 1918. American society is currently more socially disconnected to the military than at any time since that interval between the two world wars.

Although we now celebrate Veterans Day each November, American society lacks an understanding of veterans and their experiences, causing veterans to be viewed in the abstract rather than as the community members that they are.

Veterans Day honors the courage and sacrifice of all the men and women who honorably served in the military during times of war or peace. This day is a special reminder to show our appreciation of these brave members of our community.

During this public program, local veterans will share their stories in a space in which they can be heard by our local community. This public program encourages our local community to gain a better understanding of the experiences of the veterans in our community. Following the stories, a brief reception will be held to allow veterans and audience members to meet and further discuss their experiences.

The event is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Millwood Fire House at 2:00 pm on Monday, November 11, 2019. For further information, please visit or call (914) 238-4666.

]]> (New Castle Historical Society) Neighbors Fri, 08 Nov 2019 10:24:20 -0500
10th Annual Complimentary Veterans Breakfast on November 12 at the Hilton Westchester

10th Annual Complimentary Veterans Breakfast on November 12 at the Hilton Westchester, Rye Brook

This special county-wide Veterans Breakfast will begin at 10 a.m. 

The Town of New Castle Recreation Department will provide transportation for the New Castle Seniors. Please call the community center at 914-238-8888 to sign up.

]]> (HH) Events Fri, 08 Nov 2019 10:22:39 -0500
Raising Millennials Comedy Show at Bedford Playhouse on Thursday

“Raising Millennials (It’s Our Own Damn Fault!)” this Thursday, November 7 at Bedford Playhouse

Baby Boomers!  Generation X, Gen Y and Z!   And now there’s Generation Alpha!

Confused? Struggling to raise kids who are consuming a steady diet of Tablets, Smartphones, and Apps? How’d things get so off-kilter? And whose fault is it anyway!?

We don’t have a clue how to fix it…. But we sure can spend a couple of hours laughing about it!

“Raising Millennials (It’s Our Own Damn Fault!)” is a stand-up comedy show performed by and about parents trying to catch their breath as they raise Millennial kids in a cyber-speed world.

Learn more and purchase tickets HERE. 

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Westchester County Families: Learn What Ridgefield Academy Can Offer Your Child!

Westchester County Families: Learn What Ridgefield Academy Can Offer Your Child!

Research proves that a strong, early academic foundation is critical to ensure future success in high school, college and beyond. Ridgefield Academy helps students in Kindergarten-Grade 8 build that foundation through a forward-thinking, integrated educational program. Our entire community is dedicated to helping students build the necessary skills to become accomplished leaders, public speakers, and critical thinkers. RA students graduate as authentically self-assured individuals who have a strong sense of self, exceptional confidence, and are prepared for what comes next.

Learn what Ridgefield Academy can offer you child at our Take a Look Tuesday on November 12 from 9AM to 11AM. We are conveniently located only 12 miles from Bedford Center. Hear from our Head of School, Tom Main, about the benefits of RA’s independent preschool through Grade 8 education. Experience our dynamic classrooms in action. Tour our beautiful campus and see firsthand how our students thrive and their unique talents are cultivated by talented faculty who inspire a joy of learning.

Come see why our parents say, “RA educates rather than teaches.”

RSVP here or contact Director of Enrollment David Suter at 203-894-1800 x112 or via We would be delighted to meet you.

Curious about what other parents say about RA? We invite you to view videos on the RA experience.

Can’t make it on November 12? Visit RA during these upcoming Take a Look Tuesdays:

  •      December 10
  •      April 21

The Ridgefield Academy and Landmark Preschool community celebrates childhood, pursues excellence, and cultivates kindness. Our educational program is intellectually inspiring, and we foster joyful learning and mutual respect in all that we do. We empower each student to rise to their authentic self, preparing confident graduates who shape their future with ingenuity and integrity. Visit today!


]]> (Andrea Grady) Places Tue, 05 Nov 2019 09:55:52 -0500