Chappaqua's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:31:05 -0400 HamletHub.com 2019 New Castle Voting Guide from LWV https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/politics/2593-2019-new-castle-voting-guide-from-lwv2593-2019-new-castle-voting-guide-from-lwv https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/politics/2593-2019-new-castle-voting-guide-from-lwv2593-2019-new-castle-voting-guide-from-lwv

LWVNC - 2019 New Castle Local Elections

The New Castle Town Board consists of a Supervisor, who is elected for a two-year term, and four Council members, who are elected for four-year terms. Every two years, the Supervisor position and two Council member positions are up for election.

On November 5, 2019, New Castle residents will have the opportunity to vote for a Supervisor, two Council members, and a Town Justice. The candidates running are:

New Castle Town Supervisor

Ivy Pool (D, WF, I) (current Town Board member)
James A. Smith (R, SAM*, TNC**)

New Castle Town Council Members (choose 2)

Lauren L. Levin (R, SAM, TNC)
Jason M. Lichtenthal (D, WF, I)
Sean B. Maraynes (R, SAM, TNC)
Jeremy M. Saland (D, I) (Incumbent)

New Castle Town Justice

Douglas M. Kraus (D) (Incumbent)

*Serve America Movement; **Team New Castle

Note that since Ivy Pool is a current Town Board member, in the event she is elected, her Town Board seat will be vacant and the newly elected Town Board will appoint a replacement in January 2020.

For up-to-date information on the candidates and your polling places, go to www.Vote411.org. Printed Voters Guides provided by the League were mailed to all households in early October.

Candidates' Night - October 23rd

The League of Women Voters® of New Castle invites the community to Candidates’ Night on October 23, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at New Castle Town Hall, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY.

The candidates listed above and Westchester County Board of Legislators, District 4 candidates Vedat Gashi and Michael J. Grace have all been invited.

After opening statements, candidates will respond to questions from the audience. Questions for candidates may be emailed up until noon, October 23rd to lwvnewcastle@gmail.com. Following the question and answer period, candidates will give closing statements.

This event is free and open to the public. The evening’s proceedings will be recorded and streamed live by New Castle Community Media Center, as well as for later rebroadcast.

The League will provide coffee and light refreshments. For additional information, please contact the New Castle League at lwvnewcastle@gmail.com.

Early Voting - Starts October 26th

All Westchester County registered voters are assigned an early voting poll site based on their residence, and all New Castle residents can vote early at Mt. Kisco Town Hall, 104 Main St., Mount Kisco. Any questions? Check out the Westchester County Board of Elections FAQ here.

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kerry@ducey.org (LWV) Politics Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:29:38 -0400
Downtown Chappaqua Trick or Treating on Halloween! https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2592-downtown-chappaqua-trick-or-treating-on-halloween2592-downtown-chappaqua-trick-or-treating-on-halloween https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2592-downtown-chappaqua-trick-or-treating-on-halloween2592-downtown-chappaqua-trick-or-treating-on-halloween

Celebrate Halloween on October 31 in downtown Chappaqua!

Residents are invited to trick-or-treat at your favorite local BOO-tiques from 1 to 5pm. 

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:27:47 -0400
Chappaqua's Ragamuffin Parade and Carnival on Sunday! https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2586-chappaqua-s-ragamuffin-parade-and-carnival-on-october-202586-chappaqua-s-ragamuffin-parade-and-carnival-on-october-20 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2586-chappaqua-s-ragamuffin-parade-and-carnival-on-october-202586-chappaqua-s-ragamuffin-parade-and-carnival-on-october-20

The Annual Ragamuffin Parade will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2019. The Carnival begins at 12 pm. Enjoy rides, food and music!

The Parade starts at 3:30 pm at the Chappaqua Train Station.

Visit New Castle Parks & Rec online here for additional information.

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kerry@ducey.org (New Castle Parks & Rec) Events Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:16:00 -0400
New Castle Ribbon Cutting for the Infrastructure & Streetscape on Nov. 16 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2591-new-castle-ribbon-cutting-for-the-infrastructure-streetscape-on-nov-162591-new-castle-ribbon-cutting-for-the-infrastructure-streetscape-on-nov-16 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2591-new-castle-ribbon-cutting-for-the-infrastructure-streetscape-on-nov-162591-new-castle-ribbon-cutting-for-the-infrastructure-streetscape-on-nov-16

New Castle Supervisor Rob Greenstein has announced that ribbon cutting for the Infrastructure & Streetscape Improvement is currently scheduled for Sat., Nov 16th. "This event will coincide with the launch of DiscoverChappaqua.com, the new website that will highlight all that Chappaqua has to offer.

Details for the ribbon cutting will be announced soon.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:27:44 -0400
ShopRite Donates $100,000 to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/charities/2590-shoprite-donates-100-000-to-maria-fareri-children-s-hospital2590-shoprite-donates-100-000-to-maria-fareri-children-s-hospital https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/charities/2590-shoprite-donates-100-000-to-maria-fareri-children-s-hospital2590-shoprite-donates-100-000-to-maria-fareri-children-s-hospital

 

Representatives from ShopRite present a check for $100,000 to representatives from Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. Twenty-seven participating ShopRite stores collected donations at checkout during its fall 2018 and winter 2019 fundraising campaigns in support of the hospital’s mission to provide advanced pediatric care to thousands of local children each year. To date, ShopRite has raised over $1.2 million to benefit Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.

ShopRite stores that participated in the campaign include: in Dutchess County: ShopRite of Fishkill, ShopRite of Lagrangeville and ShopRite of Poughkeepsie; in Orange County:  ShopRite of Chester, ShopRite of Dolson Ave. and ShopRite of Wallkill in Middletown, ShopRite of Monroe, ShopRite of Montgomery,  ShopRite of Newburgh, ShopRite of Vails Gate and ShopRite of Warwick; in Putnam County: ShopRite of Carmel; in Sullivan County: ShopRite of Liberty and ShopRite of Monticello; in Ulster County: ShopRite of Ellenville, ShopRite of Kingston, and ShopRite of New Paltz; in Westchester County: ShopRite of Bedford, ShopRite of Cortlandt, ShopRite of Croton, ShopRite of New Rochelle, ShopRite of Scarsdale, ShopRite of Thornwood, ShopRite of Greenway Plaza and ShopRite of Tuckahoe Rd. in Yonkers, and ShopRite of White Plains; in New Jersey: ShopRite of Montague.

From left to right: Edmund LaGamma, MD, Chief of Newborn Medicine & Director of Regional Neonatal Center; Christina Henry, Area Specialist for ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc.; Carey Goltzman, MD, Chief of Pediatric Critical Care; Tom Urtz, vice president of perations, ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc.; Michael Gewitz, MD, Williams Russel McCurdy Physician-in-Chief at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and Chief of Pediatric Cardiology.

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annaleder@yahoo.com (Laura Pietrafesa) Charities Tue, 15 Oct 2019 14:38:29 -0400
Memorial Service Planned for Former Chappaqua Resident, Mary Lou Beitzel, 90 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2589-memorial-service-planned-for-mary-lou-beitzel-90-of-redding2589-memorial-service-planned-for-mary-lou-beitzel-90-of-redding https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2589-memorial-service-planned-for-mary-lou-beitzel-90-of-redding2589-memorial-service-planned-for-mary-lou-beitzel-90-of-redding

Mary Lou Beitzel, 90, of Redding, CT., a longtime resident of Chappaqua, NY, passed away peacefully on September 26, 2019.  She was the loving wife of the late George “Spike” Beitzel.
 
Mary Lou was born in Chester, PA on April 8, 1929; a daughter of the late Thomas Nelson Elliott and Mary Green.
 
Mary Lou began her career as a fashion illustrator upon graduation from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1951, and worked professionally as a watercolor artist since 1953.  She had exhibitions at the Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT; Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY; the Original Gallery, Pound Ridge, NY; Cassandra Gallery, White Plains, NY; and the Chappaqua Library, Chappaqua, NY.  Her paintings are included in private collections in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Virginia.
 
Mary Lou was involved with the Katonah Museum of Art for over 50 years, and most recently served on the Board of Trustees, where she was a member of the Executive Committee.  She served as a trustee of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and was a board member of the Westchester ARC.  She was also a board member of the Philadelphia University of the Arts, and of the Bowery Mission of NYC, where she particularly loved supporting their Kids With A Promise camp. 
 
Mary Lou was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She loved spending time with her family and was known for her sense of adventure, open hearted generosity towards all, and love of life.  She was also an exceptional tennis player, and loved skiing with her family.
 
Mary Lou is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Smith of Glen Mills, Pa., her son Skip, and her daughter Tish Vredenburgh, as well as six grandchildren. Mary Lou was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Spike and her son, David.
 
A Memorial Service will take place on October 26 at 11:00 AM at the First Congregational Church, 103 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.  There will be no calling hours, interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Katonah Museum of Art, Development Office, 134 Jay Street, Katonah, NY 10536, or online at https://tinyurl.com/MLBeitzel, which is the online donation page.
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kerry@ducey.org (Jowdy Kane Funeral Home) Neighbors Tue, 15 Oct 2019 07:34:43 -0400
Donate Candy for Downtown Chappaqua Community Trick-or Treating https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2588-donate-candy-for-downtown-chappaqua-community-trick-or-treating2588-donate-candy-for-downtown-chappaqua-community-trick-or-treating https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2588-donate-candy-for-downtown-chappaqua-community-trick-or-treating2588-donate-candy-for-downtown-chappaqua-community-trick-or-treating

Our merchants are always so incredibly generous when it comes to donating merchandise for fundraisers, sponsoring sport teams and so much more. Trick or treating in downtown is a wonderful community tradition but the cost of the candy for the merchants can average around $300!

So many people have asked for small ways to support the merchants during construction, well here's a way: The Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce has set up collection bins by the police station for those who want to donate a bag of candy, or two, for this community event. The candy will be distributed equally to participating businesses to help offset the cost to the merchants.

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Neighbors Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:20:25 -0400
New Castle Holocaust Memorial Planting https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/life/2587-new-castle-holocaust-memorial-planting2587-new-castle-holocaust-memorial-planting https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/life/2587-new-castle-holocaust-memorial-planting2587-new-castle-holocaust-memorial-planting

Please join us for the planting of daffodils at the New Castle Holocaust Memorial on Sunday, October 20th, 10-11am.

The Holocaust Memorial will be located to the right of the Gazebo. 760 daffodils have been ordered! The Daffodil Project hopes to plant 1.5 million Daffodils in memory of the children who perished in the Holocaust.

Our unveiling of the New Castle Holocaust Memorial is scheduled for Wed., Nov 6th. Thank you Ali Rosenberg, Stacey Saiontz & Manzer Landscape Design & Development.

Learn more here.

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kerry@ducey.org (Town of New Castle) Life Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:18:45 -0400
New Castle Candidates’ Night on October 23 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/politics/2584-new-castle-candidates-night-on-october-232584-new-castle-candidates-night-on-october-23 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/politics/2584-new-castle-candidates-night-on-october-232584-new-castle-candidates-night-on-october-23

The League of Women Voters® of New Castle invites the community to Candidates’ Night on October 23, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at New Castle Town Hall, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY.

The candidates listed above and Westchester County Board of Legislators, District 4 candidates Vedat Gashi and Michael J. Grace have all been invited.

After opening statements, candidates will respond to questions from the audience. Questions for candidates may be emailed up until noon, October 23rd to lwvnewcastle@gmail.com.

Following the question and answer period, candidates will give closing statements.

This event is free and open to the public. The evening’s proceedings will be recorded and streamed live by New Castle Community Media Center, as well as for later rebroadcast.

The League will provide coffee and light refreshments. For additional information, please contact the New Castle League at lwvnewcastle@gmail.com.

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kerry@ducey.org (League of Women Voters® of New Castle) Politics Mon, 07 Oct 2019 09:37:36 -0400
Chappaqua School Foundation's Moms' Night Out on October 16 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2585-chappaqua-school-foundation-s-moms-night-out-on-october-162585-chappaqua-school-foundation-s-moms-night-out-on-october-16 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2585-chappaqua-school-foundation-s-moms-night-out-on-october-162585-chappaqua-school-foundation-s-moms-night-out-on-october-16

Moms' Night Out

Moms' Night Out is planned for Wednesday, October 16 beginning at 7:30 pm at Le Jardin Du Roi (95 King Street, Chappaqua).

$75 per person

Enjoy Chappaqua School Foundation's Moms' Night Out while supporting innovation in the Chappaqua Schools!

Learn more and purchase your ticket here.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Chappaqua School Foundation) Events Fri, 04 Oct 2019 09:42:31 -0400
New Castle residents have the opportunity to VOTE for a Supervisor, two Council members, and a Town Justice https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/politics/2583-new-castle-residents-have-the-opportunity-to-vote-for-a-supervisor-two-council-members-and-a-town-justice2583-new-castle-residents-have-the-opportunity-to-vote-for-a-supervisor-two-council-members-and-a-town-justice https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/politics/2583-new-castle-residents-have-the-opportunity-to-vote-for-a-supervisor-two-council-members-and-a-town-justice2583-new-castle-residents-have-the-opportunity-to-vote-for-a-supervisor-two-council-members-and-a-town-justice

The New Castle Town Board consists of a Supervisor, who is elected for a two-year term, and four Council members, who are elected for four-year terms. Every two years, the Supervisor position and two Council member positions are up for election.

On November 5, 2019, New Castle residents will have the opportunity to vote for a Supervisor, two Council members, and a Town Justice.

The candidates running are:

New Castle Town Supervisor
Ivy Pool (D, WF, I) (current Town Board member)
James A. Smith (R, SAM*, TNC**)

New Castle Town Council Members (choose 2)
Lauren L. Levin (R, SAM, TNC)
Jason M. Lichtenthal (D, WF, I)
Sean B. Maraynes (R, SAM, TNC)
Jeremy M. Saland (D, I) (Incumbent)

New Castle Town Justice
Douglas M. Kraus (D) (Incumbent)

*Serve America Movement; **Team New Castle

Note that since Ivy Pool is a current Town Board member, in the event she is elected, her Town Board seat will be vacant and the newly elected Town Board will appoint a replacement in January 2020.

For up-to-date information on the candidates and your polling places, go to www.Vote411.org. Printed Voters Guides provided by the League will be mailed to all households in early October.

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kerry@ducey.org (LWV) Politics Fri, 04 Oct 2019 09:36:12 -0400
New Castle Holocaust Memorial Planting on Oct. 20 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2582-new-castle-holocaust-memorial-planting-on-oct-202582-new-castle-holocaust-memorial-planting-on-oct-20 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/neighbors/2582-new-castle-holocaust-memorial-planting-on-oct-202582-new-castle-holocaust-memorial-planting-on-oct-20

Please join ENOUGH & the Town of New Castle on Sunday, October 20th, from 10-11am, to plant 760 daffodils at the New Castle Holocaust Memorial located to the right of the Gazebo.

These daffodils are being planted as part of the “Daffodil Project” which hopes to plant 1.5 million Daffodils in memory of the children who perished in the Holocaust.

Our unveiling of the New Castle Holocaust Memorial is scheduled for Wed., Nov 6th.

Thank you Alexandra Luchow Rosenberg, Stacey Saiontz & Manzer Landscape Design & Development.

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kerry@ducey.org (ENOUGH & the Town of New Castle) Neighbors Fri, 04 Oct 2019 09:33:49 -0400
Chappaqua Children's Book Festival - Saturday, October 5 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2579-chappaqua-children-s-book-festival-saturday-october-52579-chappaqua-children-s-book-festival-saturday-october-5 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2579-chappaqua-children-s-book-festival-saturday-october-52579-chappaqua-children-s-book-festival-saturday-october-5

The Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival (CCBF), the largest children’s book festival in the metropolitan tri-state region, will take place on Saturday, October 5 from 10 am-4 pm at Robert E. Bell Middle School in Chappaqua, New York. 145 renowned children’s book authors and illustrators will be participating in the festival’s seventh annual event. Admission and parking are free and the event will be held rain or shine. And, this year we are privileged to have Jarrett Krosoczka kick off the 2019 festivities, as our keynote speaker, at 10 am.

In its seventh year, the Festival, promoting community and literacy will have authors covering multiple genres and reading levels, author readings, illustrator Demos, Book Signings, books for sale, a Gourmet Food Court with “Food For Thought” food trucks from around the region offering great eats and The Great Chappaqua Bake Sale selling baked treats and raffle tickets to benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry mission to end childhood hunger. A portion of book sales will go to benefit literacy programs in area schools. The Festival this year, has expanded its girth to include the Bell soccer field, with the increase in attending authors.

This year CCBF will feature more than 55 new authors and illustrators in addition to last year’s 90 incredible authors, including Seymour Simon (a regular speaker in the Chappaqua School District), Ruth Chan, Padma Venkatraman Jerry Craft, Kate Messner and many CCBF regulars, including Victoria Kann, Alyssa Capucilli, Bernard Most, Gail Carson Levine, Barbara Dee, and Peter Lerangis, among many others.

Fun activities for the day will include the Bubble Bus, art projects highlighting books at the Festival, mural painting, juggling and walking the tightrope, hair braiding and learning a musical instrument. This year, KidLit TV will be filming and broadcasting live from the Book Festival. KidLit TV is the first free multimedia website connecting parents and educators with authors, illustrators and their books. It is available to over 600,000 schools worldwide via its website and video distribution partners.

For more information, visit http://www.ccbfestival.org/ or follow the CCBF at www.facebook.com/chappaquachildrensbookfestival.

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kerry@ducey.org ( Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival) Events Mon, 30 Sep 2019 10:31:05 -0400
Chappaqua Fire Department Fire Prevention Open House on October 6 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2581-chappaqua-fire-department-fire-prevention-open-house-on-october-62581-chappaqua-fire-department-fire-prevention-open-house-on-october-6 https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/events/2581-chappaqua-fire-department-fire-prevention-open-house-on-october-62581-chappaqua-fire-department-fire-prevention-open-house-on-october-6

Chappaqua Fire Department Fire Prevention Open House on Sunday, October 6 from 11am to 2pm

  • Simulated smoke house for children to safely experience a smoke filled room
  • Hands on demonstration on proper use of fire extinguishers
  • Try your hand at using a real fire hose to shoot the target
  • Watch your CFD members demonstrate using the “Jaws of Life” in a simulated extrication
  • New Castle Police will be on hand to check car seats for proper installation
  • Educational videos will be shown
  • Educational materials for children and adults will be available
  • Refreshments for all

Visit Chappaqua Fire Dept. online here for additional information.

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kerry@ducey.org (Chappaqua Fire Department ) Events Fri, 27 Sep 2019 10:38:06 -0400
The Great Chappaqua Bake Sale https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/life/2580-the-great-chappaqua-bake-sale2580-the-great-chappaqua-bake-sale https://news.hamlethub.com/chappaqua/life/2580-the-great-chappaqua-bake-sale2580-the-great-chappaqua-bake-sale

This is a very special year for The Great Chappaqua Bake Sale as we are celebrating a “Decade of Deliciousness!” For ten years, we have been helping to raise money to support No Kid Hungry's effort to connect hungry children in New York State with the meals they need. We will once again be at the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, October 5th from 10:00AM-4:00PM.

We hope you will join us for a day filled with delicious treats and fun for the whole family. New this year is a special cookbook this year filled with some of our bakers’ most popular recipes. And don’t miss the opportunity to win up to $13,250 worth of amazing raffle prizes!

If you are interested in baking or volunteering, please email thegreatchappaquabakesale@gmail.com.

With your help we can prove once again that a small community can make a BIG difference in the fight against childhood hunger.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Life Fri, 27 Sep 2019 10:33:49 -0400