Eastchester's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:22:55 -0500 HamletHub.com Enjoy a cold one, Eastchester! https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/neighbors/1374-enjoy-a-cold-one-eastchester-15381732501374-enjoy-a-cold-one-eastchester-1538173250 https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/neighbors/1374-enjoy-a-cold-one-eastchester-15381732501374-enjoy-a-cold-one-eastchester-1538173250

TGIF and raise your glass because today, Friday, September 28, is National Drink A Beer Day!

A recent report by 247WallStreet indicates that beer drinking among Connecticut residents has dwindled as of late. Come on Connecticut! We’re ranked #49 of #50 for beer drinking, consuming 20.7 gallons of beer annually. That might seem like a lot, but not in comparison to New Hampshire which placed first by consuming 40.6 gallons of beer annually!

In the past decade, local breweries have been popping up all over Connecticut and around Eastchester. The State of Connecticut coined the phrase  “The Connecticut Beer Trail” to highlight the many beer destinations. According to Connecticut Brewers Guild, promoters of Connecticut breweries, as of September 2018, there are 80 operational breweries (with many more on the horizon).

Here is a list of local breweries near Eastchester that you can check out:

Name Location Phone Website
Half Full Brewery 43 Homestead Ave, Stamford, CT 06902-7204 (203) 274-8788 www.halffullbrewery.com

(courtesy of Wikipedia)

Enjoy a cold one while taking in the magnificent colors of fall in New England. Of course, safety first - before hitting the trail (beer trail) name a designated driver.

For more information check out Connecticut Breweries here.

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (National Drink a Beer Day) Neighbors Fri, 28 Sep 2018 12:52:52 -0400
Enjoy a cold one, Eastchester! https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/neighbors/1373-enjoy-a-cold-one-eastchester-15381732131373-enjoy-a-cold-one-eastchester-1538173213 https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/neighbors/1373-enjoy-a-cold-one-eastchester-15381732131373-enjoy-a-cold-one-eastchester-1538173213

TGIF and raise your glass because today, Friday, September 28, is National Drink A Beer Day!

A recent report by 247WallStreet indicates that beer drinking among Connecticut residents has dwindled as of late. Come on Connecticut! We’re ranked #49 of #50 for beer drinking, consuming 20.7 gallons of beer annually. That might seem like a lot, but not in comparison to New Hampshire which placed first by consuming 40.6 gallons of beer annually!

In the past decade, local breweries have been popping up all over Connecticut and around Eastchester. The State of Connecticut coined the phrase  “The Connecticut Beer Trail” to highlight the many beer destinations. According to Connecticut Brewers Guild, promoters of Connecticut breweries, as of September 2018, there are 80 operational breweries (with many more on the horizon).

Here is a list of local breweries near Eastchester that you can check out:

Name Location Phone Website
Half Full Brewery 43 Homestead Ave, Stamford, CT 06902-7204 (203) 274-8788 www.halffullbrewery.com

(courtesy of Wikipedia)

Enjoy a cold one while taking in the magnificent colors of fall in New England. Of course, safety first - before hitting the trail (beer trail) name a designated driver.

For more information check out Connecticut Breweries here.

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (National Drink a Beer Day) Neighbors Fri, 28 Sep 2018 12:52:52 -0400
It’s Autumn in Eastchester! Time to Get Lost! https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/events/1372-it-s-autumn-in-eastchester-time-to-get-lost-15380673001372-it-s-autumn-in-eastchester-time-to-get-lost-1538067300 https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/events/1372-it-s-autumn-in-eastchester-time-to-get-lost-15380673001372-it-s-autumn-in-eastchester-time-to-get-lost-1538067300

Get lost in the beauty of the season! Strolling (or running, skipping, walking) through a corn maze is one of the adventures of fall (and it’s perfect for all ages!) Lucky for us, Connecticut is home to several corn mazes that boast beauty, art, and creativity!

According to Corn Mazes America, the first modern corn maze was created in the early 1990s in the United States. By 1998 there were between 50-100  and a decade later, 2008, it’s estimated that there were over 800 corn mazes in the United States! We did some searching but could not find the exact number of corn mazes that exist in American today, but safe to say, the number exceeds one thousand! 

Below please find the Maze or Mazes within forty miles of Eastchester.  

Place Town Address Phone
Plasko's Farm Trumbull 670 Daniels Farm Road 203-268-2716
Castle Hill Farm Newtown 25 Sugar Lane 203-426-5487
Benedict's Home and Garden Monroe 480 Purdy Hill Road 203-268-2537

Most corn mazes are open on weekends, but we recommend calling ahead of time or checking the Farm’s website for exact dates and times of operation. In addition to the joys of getting lost in the cornstalks, many of the farms offer fun fall activities including hayrides and pumpkin picking.

 

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (Laurie Gibbons) Events Thu, 27 Sep 2018 06:57:25 -0400
‘Haunted:’ A ‘Flying High with Charlie’ Halloween Special https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/life/1306-haunted-a-flying-high-with-charlie-halloween-special1306-haunted-a-flying-high-with-charlie-halloween-special https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/life/1306-haunted-a-flying-high-with-charlie-halloween-special1306-haunted-a-flying-high-with-charlie-halloween-special

In the ninth episode of the Outlicious TV’s “Flying High with Charlie,” flight attendants Charlie (Brandon Salerno) and Wendy (Iliana Inocencio) endure a comically creepy night during their stay at Bates Motel.

“Flying High with Charlie” is a comedic gay web series that documents the tumultuous dating life of gay flight attendant Charlie. It also works to challenge clichés surrounding the sexuality and profession, such as sleeping with different guys in different cities nightly.

Directed by Brian Pelletier, “Haunted” begins with Charlie and Wendy checking into a horror-themed hotel for their lay over, where they are greeted by the hotel’s manager, Benny (Timothy Dunn). To coincide with his establishment’s theme, Benny tells his guests a scary story about the 13th floor, which they happen to be staying on. Charlie and Wendy laugh it off, eager to get to their rooms.

Ready for a night on the prowl on dating apps Tinder and Grindr, Charlie and Wendy are equally annoyed when Benny repeatedly knocks on both of their doors, consistently reiterating “Service is my Specialty.” While the two were making jokes earlier on as to who will sleep with him, the exhausted flight attendants simply want to get on with their nights.

But the incessant knocking continues, and Charlie and Wendy open their doors to a horrific scene: In the hallway, zombie-like creatures are sitting in chairs positioned to mock an airplane. As Wendy tries to make her way to Charlie, she is attacked by the zombie passengers who badger her with stereotypical airplane complaints.

Charlie saves the day when he throws complimentary snacks at the pestering passengers, who hungrily tear through their free treats. Charlie is then trapped in his own nightmare, when Wendy comes onto him. He wakes up to yet another horror: ending up in bed with Benny. Charlie is released from this final terror when he wakes up and realizes that it is the next morning, and that he had simply slept through the night.

Unlike the rest of the “Flying High with Charlie” series, “Haunted” has an added horror component to its comedic genre, making the episode different from a lot of the actors’ previous work. “I approached it like any other role, by fully commiting to the circumstances that the character was in, [and] combin[ing it] with [an] understanding [of] the tone of the series as a whole,” explained Brandon Salerno, who also happens to be an Eastchester native.

The two-minute episode has the expected tongue-in-cheek humor that usually characterizes the series, with many “laugh out loud” moments. The delicate balance between sexual jokes and cliché horror elements makes “Haunted” a perfect clip for your Halloween amusement.

To see what else is in store for Charlie, check out the the “Flying High with Charlie” channel here.

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rodlyn17@gmail.com (Rodlyn Mae) Life Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:31:50 -0400
The Friends of the Tuckahoe Library to Host Its Biggest Fundraiser of the Year this Saturday https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/neighbors/1287-the-friends-of-the-tuckahoe-library-to-host-its-biggest-fundraiser-of-the-year-this-saturday1287-the-friends-of-the-tuckahoe-library-to-host-its-biggest-fundraiser-of-the-year-this-saturday https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/neighbors/1287-the-friends-of-the-tuckahoe-library-to-host-its-biggest-fundraiser-of-the-year-this-saturday1287-the-friends-of-the-tuckahoe-library-to-host-its-biggest-fundraiser-of-the-year-this-saturday

 

The Friends of the Tuckahoe Library will be hosting its second annual New Westchester Symphony Orchestra concert this Saturday, June 4. It will be held in the Tuckahoe Community Center at 2pm, with doors opening at 1pm. The event will feature a performance by the orchestra as well as a chance to win prizes in the Chinese Auction and 50/50 Raffle.

The New Westchester Symphony Orchestra is a passionate performance group comprised of musicians from all walks of life residing in and around Westchester County. Its 60+ members range in age from 15-86, and play everything from the flute to the bass. “The Friends greatly appreciate the  NWSO volunteering their time and talent to benefit the library,” shares Tuckahoe Library Board of Trustees President Ginger Crosby. Their performance last year received very favorable feedback, and this year’s crowd will surely not be disappointed.

With this being the library’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the Friends of the Library have worked hard to ensure that it only gets better and better each year. The Friends, library patrons, and local merchants alike have shown extreme generosity in donating the goods which will be auctioned and raffled off this Saturday. Possible prizes include restaurant gift certificates, wine baskets, hair and nail salon gift certificates, grocery store baskets and gift certificates, and hardware and paint store gift certificates.

All proceeds from this event will be put toward funding children’s, teen’s, and adult programs at the Tuckahoe Library, as well as the purchase of new materials and supplies. For anyone interested in getting more involved with the library, (s)he can simply apply to be a Friend of the Library. With just a simple application and an annual fee, you willl be granted membership and the opportunity to better one of the most treasured institutions of the Village of Tuckahoe.

Drop by this Saturday and treat yourself to a one of a kind event. Enjoy some music, win some prizes, and support your local library!

 

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rodlyn17@gmail.com (Rodlyn Mae) Neighbors Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:28:42 -0400
The New York Times is Sparkling Prospector Style https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/places/1229-the-new-york-times-is-sparkling-prospector-pink1229-the-new-york-times-is-sparkling-prospector-pink https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/places/1229-the-new-york-times-is-sparkling-prospector-pink1229-the-new-york-times-is-sparkling-prospector-pink

What do NBC Nightly News, ESPN, The New York Yankees, and the New York Times have in common? The Prospector Theater in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

The 57 million  adults living with some form of disability, eighty percent of whom are unemployed, are the reason the Prospector is sparkling around the globe and why on Wednesday, September 10, The New York Times shared that sparkle.   

In the New York Times article titled, In Ridgefield, a Movie Theater With a Lofty Mission, Times writer Tammy La Gorce showcases The Prospector, first from the perspective of  a patron, Ridgefielder Debbie Kadagian, who told La Gorce that  she had a simple goal in mind when first visiting The Prospector, “We heard the movie was good, and we wanted a couple hours of escapism." Kadagian experienced so much more than a movie and has become a regular Prospector guest.

In the article,  Prospector founder, Valerie Jensen tells La Gorce, “If we were a botanical garden, we would have every kind of flower, from the poison to the very fragrant to the mystery flower...the employees have a wide range of disabilities, including Down syndrome and multiple sclerosis, as well as what she called invisible disabilities like major depression.”

Jensen talks to La Gorce about her sister, Hope, who was born with Down-syndrome, “When Hope was born, the doctors basically told my parents they should just leave her there, and she should go to an institution...we didn’t have a community of supportive people around Hope."

Read the complete article here.

Visit Ridgefield’s Propsector Theater at 25 Prospect Street in Ridgefield so you can experience its true beauty and marvelous mission.

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Places Sat, 12 Sep 2015 14:43:50 -0400
The Princeton Review shares their TOP 3 SAT Tips https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/life/1228-the-princeton-review-shares-their-top-3-sat-tips1228-the-princeton-review-shares-their-top-3-sat-tips https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/life/1228-the-princeton-review-shares-their-top-3-sat-tips1228-the-princeton-review-shares-their-top-3-sat-tips

Here's what you need to know to CRUSH the SAT (thanks to The Princeton Review).

“After 30 years of helping students get the scores they want on the SAT, we can tell you the most important thing to remember about the test: It doesn't measure intelligence or predict future success,” The Princeton Review explains. What the SAT does measure is how good your are at taking- you got it, the SAT!

Our friends at The Princeton Review say that it is easy (yes, easy) to improve your score. You just need to learn how the SAT works.

1. Know the order of difficulty.

SAT questions can be divided into three levels of difficulty: easy, medium and hard. The questions in the first third of each section are easy, those in the second third are medium and those in the last third are hard. (The only exception is the Reading Comprehension passages, which do not follow this order.)

2. Look for wrong answers instead of right answers.

Don't know the right answer? It happens. But if you know which choices are definitely wrong, you will significantly improve your chances of getting the question right. This is called process of elimination.

Each question has 5 possible answer choices. Eliminate one or more possibilities, and your chances of guessing correctly are 25% or better. An incorrect guess will cost you only a quarter of a point. A correct guess will add an entire point.

3. Own your test booklet.

You paid for that test booklet, personalize it. Scratch work is extremely important on the SAT. Don't be embarrassed about it—writing in your test booklet will help you keep your mind focused.

Read more about these 3 SAT tips HERE.

The Princeton Review has offices conveniently located in Westport, CT. and Scarsdale, NY. For more information on The Princeton Review's services for students, contact The Princeton Review's Westport, CT office at 1246 Post Rd E, Westport, CT 06880, (888) 759-7737 or Princeton Review's Scarsdale, NY office at 1075 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Or click here and enter your zip code for local test prep options.

Follow The Princeton Review on Twitter: @ThePrincetonRev.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (The Princeton Review) Life Fri, 11 Sep 2015 10:42:17 -0400
MTA Metro-North to have additional trains & crew during Pope's visit to NY https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/life/1227-mta-metro-north-to-have-additional-trains-crew-during-pope-s-visit-to-ny1227-mta-metro-north-to-have-additional-trains-crew-during-pope-s-visit-to-ny https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/life/1227-mta-metro-north-to-have-additional-trains-crew-during-pope-s-visit-to-ny1227-mta-metro-north-to-have-additional-trains-crew-during-pope-s-visit-to-ny

MTA Metro-North Railroad will have additional trains and crews stationed in Grand Central Terminal as well as strategic outlying locations to be dispatched as necessary to provide additional capacity.

Metro-North will run a normal schedule on Thursday, Sept. 24. On Friday, Sept. 25, the railroad will operate three additional inbound trains, leaving Poughkeepsie on the Hudson Line at 10:37 a.m.; leaving Southeast on the Harlem Line at 10:08 a.m.; and leaving Fairfield Metro on the New Haven Line at 11:00 a.m. Some earlier trains will be combined and canceled to provide crews and equipment for those trains; details on those service changes will be available at www.mta.info/mnr.

“Pope Francis’ visit to New York is a significant honor for everyone in our service area, and we are prepared to accommodate additional customers traveling to his events along with our 8.6 million average weekday customers,” said MTA Chairman Thomas F. Prendergast. “While some schedules and routes may change, we are ready to get everyone where they need to go during this special time.”

Prior to the Pope’s visit, travelers are encouraged to sign up for text and email alerts to stay immediately informed about changing transit and traffic conditions. MTA alerts are available at www.mymtaalerts.com.

Read more here.

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kerry@ducey.org (MTA) Life Fri, 11 Sep 2015 06:58:36 -0400
HamletHub brings you Norwalk's Osteria Romana on day 32 of our Chowdafest countdown https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/places/1222-hamlethub-brings-you-norwalk-s-osteria-romana-on-day-32-of-our-chowdafest-countdown1222-hamlethub-brings-you-norwalk-s-osteria-romana-on-day-32-of-our-chowdafest-countdown https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/places/1222-hamlethub-brings-you-norwalk-s-osteria-romana-on-day-32-of-our-chowdafest-countdown1222-hamlethub-brings-you-norwalk-s-osteria-romana-on-day-32-of-our-chowdafest-countdown

Thirty-two days and counting...today, we bring you Osteria Romana located in Norwalk. 

Let the Chowdafest countdown begin! Right here on HamletHub for 40 days we will introduce you to 40 local chefs who will dazzle your taste-buds and battle it out on October 11 to earn title of Best of Chowdafest 2015.  

Chowdafest takes place at Sherwood Island State Park (Exit 18 off I-95) in Westport on Sunday October 11.

Watch the video HERE (HamletHub.com/Chowda)

Chowdafest is the premier chowder and soup competition in New England featuring 40 award winning restaurants stretching from Manhattan to Maine! It's a true people's choice event where your votes determine the best chowder, soup and bisque!

Learn more about Chowdafest here. 

Purchase your ticket here.

Tell us who you're rooting for & win a family 4-pack to Chowdafest courtesy of HamletHub!

We invite you to visit our special Chowdafest page where you can VOTE for your favorite Chowdafest participant, purchase tickets, win tickets, and view the videos that are part of our Chowdafest Countdown. 

Here's how it works: 

  • Once on the HamletHub.com/Chowdafest page, click on the "Support" button under one of the featured videos (see image).
  • Click on the button next to any of the restaurants you would like to vote for.
  • We will tally up the votes and let you know the participating restaurants most favored to win.
  • We will enter your name into a drawing to win FREE family 4-pack to this year's Chowdafest.  

Rules

  • Only one vote per person please.
  • Make one choice per category
  • You do not have to vote in every category.

Read about the man behind the Chowda here.

Countdown to Chowdafest : Osteria Romana

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Places Wed, 09 Sep 2015 08:40:36 -0400
34 Days & Counting: Meet Chefs from Tikkaway Grill in New Haven https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/neighbors/1221-34-days-counting-meet-chefs-from-tikkaway-grill-in-new-haven1221-34-days-counting-meet-chefs-from-tikkaway-grill-in-new-haven https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/neighbors/1221-34-days-counting-meet-chefs-from-tikkaway-grill-in-new-haven1221-34-days-counting-meet-chefs-from-tikkaway-grill-in-new-haven

Thirty-four days and counting...today, we bring you reigning champs, Tikkaway Grill located in New Haven. They are excited to present their Seafood/Cilantro Bisque. 

Let the Chowdafest countdown begin! Right here on HamletHub for 40 days we will introduce you to 40 local chefs who will dazzle your taste-buds and battle it out on October 11 to earn title of Best of Chowdafest 2015.  

Chowdafest takes place at Sherwood Island State Park (Exit 18 off I-95) in Westport on Sunday October 11.

Watch the video HERE (HamletHub.com/Chowda)

Chowdafest is the premier chowder and soup competition in New England featuring 40 award winning restaurants stretching from Manhattan to Maine! It's a true people's choice event where your votes determine the best chowder, soup and bisque!

Learn more about Chowdafest here. 

Purchase your ticket here.

Tell us who you're rooting for & win a family 4-pack to Chowdafest courtesy of HamletHub!

We invite you to visit our special Chowdafest page where you can VOTE for your favorite Chowdafest participant, purchase tickets, win tickets, and view the videos that are part of our Chowdafest Countdown. 

Here's how it works: 

  • Once on the HamletHub.com/Chowdafest page, click on the "Support" button under one of the featured videos (see image).
  • Click on the button next to any of the restaurants you would like to vote for.
  • We will tally up the votes and let you know the participating restaurants most favored to win.
  • We will enter your name into a drawing to win FREE family 4-pack to this year's Chowdafest.  

Rules

  • Only one vote per person please.
  • Make one choice per category
  • You do not have to vote in every category.

Read about the man behind the Chowda here.

Countdown to Chowdafest Tikkaway Grill

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Neighbors Mon, 07 Sep 2015 11:23:31 -0400
Day 35 of Chowdafest & we introduce Ri Ra Irish Pub from New Hampshire https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/neighbors/1220-day-35-of-chowdafest-we-introduce-ri-ra-irish-pub-from-new-hampshire1220-day-35-of-chowdafest-we-introduce-ri-ra-irish-pub-from-new-hampshire https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/neighbors/1220-day-35-of-chowdafest-we-introduce-ri-ra-irish-pub-from-new-hampshire1220-day-35-of-chowdafest-we-introduce-ri-ra-irish-pub-from-new-hampshire

Thirty-five days and counting...today, we bring you Ri Ra Irish Pub, located in New Hampshire. They are in it to WIN IT with their Seafood Chowda. Will the luck of the Irish be with them?

Let the Chowdafest countdown begin! Right here on HamletHub for 40 days we will introduce you to 40 local chefs who will dazzle your taste-buds and battle it out on October 11 to earn title of Best of Chowdafest 2015.  

Chowdafest takes place at Sherwood Island State Park (Exit 18 off I-95) in Westport on Sunday October 11.

Watch the video HERE (HamletHub.com/Chowda)

Chowdafest is the premier chowder and soup competition in New England featuring 40 award winning restaurants stretching from Manhattan to Maine! It's a true people's choice event where your votes determine the best chowder, soup and bisque!

Learn more about Chowdafest here. 

Purchase your ticket here.

Tell us who you're rooting for & win a family 4-pack to Chowdafest courtesy of HamletHub!

We invite you to visit our special Chowdafest page where you can VOTE for your favorite Chowdafest participant, purchase tickets, win tickets, and view the videos that are part of our Chowdafest Countdown. 

Here's how it works: 

  • Once on the HamletHub.com/Chowdafest page, click on the "Support" button under one of the featured videos (see image).
  • Click on the button next to any of the restaurants you would like to vote for.
  • We will tally up the votes and let you know the participating restaurants most favored to win.
  • We will enter your name into a drawing to win FREE family 4-pack to this year's Chowdafest.  

Rules

  • Only one vote per person please.
  • Make one choice per category
  • You do not have to vote in every category.

Read about the man behind the Chowda here.

Countdown to Chowdafest Ri Ra

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Neighbors Sun, 06 Sep 2015 12:09:28 -0400
Your Chowdafest pick? Let us know & win a family 4-pack to Chowdafest! https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/life/1218-your-chowdafest-pick-let-us-know-win-a-family-4-pack-to-chowdafest1218-your-chowdafest-pick-let-us-know-win-a-family-4-pack-to-chowdafest https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/life/1218-your-chowdafest-pick-let-us-know-win-a-family-4-pack-to-chowdafest1218-your-chowdafest-pick-let-us-know-win-a-family-4-pack-to-chowdafest

Tell us who you're rooting for & win a family 4-pack to Chowdafest courtesy of HamletHub!

We invite you to visit our special Chowdafest page where you can VOTE for your favorite Chowdafest participant, purchase tickets, win tickets, and view the videos that are part of our Chowdafest Countdown. 

Here's how it works: 

  • Once on the HamletHub.com/Chowdafest page, click on the "Support" button under one of the featured videos (see image).
  • Click on the button next to any of the restaurants you would like to vote for.
  • We will tally up the votes and let you know the participating restaurants most favored to win.
  • We will enter your name into a drawing to win FREE family 4-pack to this year's Chowdafest.  

Rules

  • Only one vote per person please.
  • Make one choice per category
  • You do not have to vote in every category.

Read about the man behind the Chowda here.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Life Sat, 05 Sep 2015 12:11:12 -0400
Chowda from NYC on Day 36 of HamletHub's Countdown! https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/places/1217-chowda-from-nyc-on-day-36-of-hamlethub-s-countdown1217-chowda-from-nyc-on-day-36-of-hamlethub-s-countdown https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/places/1217-chowda-from-nyc-on-day-36-of-hamlethub-s-countdown1217-chowda-from-nyc-on-day-36-of-hamlethub-s-countdown

 

Thirty-six days and counting...today, we bring you New England Clam Chowda from the Big Apple, Luke's Lobster, located in New York City.

Let the Chowdafest countdown begin! Right here on HamletHub for 40 days we will introduce you to 40 local chefs who will dazzle your taste-buds and battle it out on October 11 to earn title of Best of Chowdafest 2015.  

Chowdafest takes place at Sherwood Island State Park (Exit 18 off I-95) in Westport on Sunday October 11.

Watch the video HERE (HamletHub.com/Chowda)

Chowdafest is the premier chowder and soup competition in New England featuring 40 award winning restaurants stretching from Manhattan to Maine! It's a true people's choice event where your votes determine the best chowder, soup and bisque!

Learn more about Chowdafest here. 

Purchase your ticket here.

Stay up to date on the countdown to Chowdafest by visiting HamletHub.com/Chowda

Chowdafest benefits Community Plates in an effort to alleviate hunger.

Countdown to Chowdafest Luke's Lobster

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Places Sat, 05 Sep 2015 07:17:46 -0400
Fall Classes at The Ridgefield Playhouse Kick Off Next Week! Register NOW! https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/events/1216-fall-classes-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-will-unleash-your-inner-artist1216-fall-classes-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-will-unleash-your-inner-artist https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/events/1216-fall-classes-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-will-unleash-your-inner-artist1216-fall-classes-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-will-unleash-your-inner-artist

The kids are heading back to school and now it’s time for you to get creative!  From Songwriting to Comedy to Screenwriting – The Ridgefield Playhouse has a class that will help unleash the artist inside you!  Songwriting with Kevin Briody - Do you dream of taking your music beyond singing in the shower? 

Call to reserve your spot: (203) 438-5795

A song unleashes its power and who knows where it’ll go? Songs fuel desire, inspire hope, break hearts, rock worlds, unite people, shake booties, turn blahs into blues, and sometimes make us feel as goood as James Brown.  All in a mere few minutes.  Award Winning Musician Kevin Briody will teach you how to structure songs, create “hooks,” craft lyrics, manipulate melody, rhythm and harmony, merge words with music, and write toward genre. Whether you favor pop, rock, hip-hop, R&B, country, music, lyrics, or both, he’ll show you how to write songs that soar!  Kevin’s classes meet on Thursdays from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., September 10 – October 29. 

Stand-up Comedy Workshop with Christine O’Leary - Have you been told you're funny?  Do you steal the show at parties?  Award winning comedienne Christine O'Leary will share her secrets for how to make people laugh and teach you how to take your humor to the stage in this 8 week class. The class meets on Mondays from 7 – 9 p.m. September 12 – October 26.  The class will take their new comedy routines to the live Comedy Graduation Showcase on Sunday, November 1, at 10 a.m.  Sign up now – this class fills up quickly!  

TV Screenwriting with Katie Torpey  - Do you have a great idea for a TV series?  Is your life a TV series?  Studios and networks are always looking for the next “Game of Thrones,” “Breaking Bad,” “Scandal,” or “Modern Family.”  They are hungry for original TV shows! 

Katie Torpey returns with her 8-week TV screenwriting class for adults that will focus on how to create, develop, and write an original TV show.  Students will learn how to develop their TV show idea, create a series bible as well as write the pilot (1st) episode of the series.  During the course of the class, students will focus on how to develop a solid plot, structure the series so it has longevity, capture the theme of the show and create complex characters that audiences will love and be compelled to follow.  Students will also study great TV shows from over the years so they can understand why they were successful.  The objective of this course is to help students create, develop and write original TV shows that they could potentially sell to Hollywood!  This popular class meets on Wednesdays from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. October 7 – November 25.

To register for classes, call or visit the box office at The Ridgefield Playhouse, (203) 438-5795. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT; ridgefieldplayhouse.org.        

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kerry@ducey.org (Lisa Barrett) Events Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:40:00 -0400
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Colleges will accept either the SAT or ACT. So, which should you take? Enter: The Princeton Review Assessment


 

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