Eastchester's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester Fri, 24 May 2019 17:28:29 -0400 HamletHub.com US Regional Premier of The Bodyguard Now On Stage at White Plains Performing Arts Center https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/events/1392-us-regional-premier-of-the-bodyguard-now-on-stage-at-white-plains-performing-arts-center1392-us-regional-premier-of-the-bodyguard-now-on-stage-at-white-plains-performing-arts-center https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/events/1392-us-regional-premier-of-the-bodyguard-now-on-stage-at-white-plains-performing-arts-center1392-us-regional-premier-of-the-bodyguard-now-on-stage-at-white-plains-performing-arts-center

The WPPAC Mainstage presents US Regional Premier of The Bodyguard with performances NOW through May 12

For tickets, click here.

Based on the 1992 Oscar-nominated film that starred Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, this dazzling production is about a former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, who is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love.

A breathtakingly romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a host of chart-topping hits from the #1 selling soundtrack of all time, including: “Queen of the Night”, “I Have Nothing”, “So Emotional”, “One Moment in Time”, “Saving All My Love”, “Run to You”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time, “I Will Always Love You”.

For tickets and performance dates and times, click here.

WPPAC is located at 11 City Place in White Plains.

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kerry@ducey.org (WPPAC) Events Mon, 29 Apr 2019 12:27:36 -0400
Mickey Spillane's Hosts Pat Tillman Fundraiser https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/events/1390-mickey-spillane-s-hosts-pat-tillman-fundraiser1390-mickey-spillane-s-hosts-pat-tillman-fundraiser https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/events/1390-mickey-spillane-s-hosts-pat-tillman-fundraiser1390-mickey-spillane-s-hosts-pat-tillman-fundraiser

This Saturday, March 30, Eastchester’s Mickey Spillane’s plays host to a national fundraiser working to support veterans and their families.  Pints for Pat, a fundraiser for the Pat Tillman Foundation, has taken place in major metropolitan cities across the country, and this weekend’s event brings a more local flair to Westchester.

The event has gained a considerable amount of support from local donors, as close to 20 local merchants have contributed services, gift cards, and raffle items for the night’s festivities.  In addition to these donations, corporate and resort magician Mr. Tom Pesce will be on hand to entertain the audience throughout the evening.

In addition to Mr. Pesce’s entertainment, attendees will enjoy two hours of food and an open bar (beer/wine).  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase, and four silent auction items will add further intrigue to the evening.  Admission tickets for this 21+ event are on sale this week online and at Mickey Spillane’s; while online sales end Friday, tickets will still be available at the door on Saturday (cash only).

The Pat Tillman Foundation, created after its namesake’s death in 2004, has put considerable efforts into helping veterans and their spouses earn scholarships to further their educational pursuits.  Since 2008, the Pat Tillman Foundation has donated over $16 million to more than 560 veterans.

Gift baskets include:

Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Society

Chocolate Box Cafe

Good Shepherd Distillery

Growler & Gill Craft Beer Shoppe

Pat Tillman items

NY Giants items

NY Yankees items

Gift cards donated by:

Alamo Drafthouse

Benjamin Steakhouse

Coffee Labs Roasters Inc.

Cornell’s True Value

Hudson Valley Renegades

Jewels by Joanne

Sedona Taphouse

Yoga Haven

Zachys Wine & Liquor

 

Silent auction items include:

Emozioni Hot Diamonds Jewelry Set #1 one 33mm reversible coin keeper and three coins (donated by D’Errico Jewelry)

Emozioni Hot Diamonds Jewelry Set #2 one 25mm reversible coin keeper and four coins (donated by D’Errico Jewelry)

Golf outing for four at a private country club (Greenwich, CT)

One hour Swedish massage and Europe.an facial package (donated by Tranquility Spa)

Framed, limited edition Pat Tillman lithograph

 

If You Go:

Saturday, March 30, 7-9pm

Mickey Spillane’s

431 White Plains Road

Eastchester, NY 10709

21+ only

Tickets are currently available at Mickey Spillane’s, via contact on Facebook (Pints for Pat – Eastchester), and on Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pints-for-pat-eastchester-ny-fundraiser-for-the-pat-tillman-foundation-tickets-53743291632?aff=ebdssbdestsearch)

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Wed, 27 Mar 2019 13:02:35 -0400
Women's History Month in Westchester https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/life/1389-women-s-history-month-in-westchester1389-women-s-history-month-in-westchester https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/life/1389-women-s-history-month-in-westchester1389-women-s-history-month-in-westchester

In proclaiming March as Women’s History Month in Westchester County, the Board of Legislators will celebrate the outstanding contributions of four woman serving the public good.

This year’s annual celebration will take place Monday, March 25, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Board Chambers, 148 Martine Avenue, 8th Floor, White Plains, NY.

This year the Board will salute four honorees:

Barbara Davis, New Rochelle City Historian, Community Relations Coordinator for the New Rochelle Public Library, and past President of the Westchester County Historical Society

Dr. Bettye H. Perkins, Founder and CEO of Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers, which recruits and mentors culturally diverse and economically challenged students interested in a career in teaching

Isabel Villar, Founding Executive Director, and Judith Aucar, Deputy Director, El Centro Hispano, a community center celebrating its 45th anniversary that helps Hispanic men and women find jobs, education and access to health care

All are invited to celebrate their outstanding contributions at the Board’s March 25, 2019 meeting, when the Board will present proclamations in the women’s honor, and have the opportunity to hear them address the Board and guests.

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Life Fri, 22 Mar 2019 04:46:41 -0400
NCADD Sixteenth Annual Awards Dinner on April 11 at Mulino's at Lake Isle https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/charities/1388-sixteenth-annual-awards-dinner-15525047441388-sixteenth-annual-awards-dinner-1552504744 https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/charities/1388-sixteenth-annual-awards-dinner-15525047441388-sixteenth-annual-awards-dinner-1552504744

Please join NCADD, Westchester, Inc., (The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence) on Thursday, April 11, 2019 for our 16th Annual Awards Dinner at Mulino’s at Lake Isle.  We will be honoring Harris Stratyner, PhD., VP of CARON Treatment Centers, Janet Segal, LCSW, President of Four Winds Foundation, Leonard Spano, ED, WESTCHESTER School for Special Children, Bob Feinberg, VP of Yonkers Honda and Judge Michael A. Martinelli of Yonkers Drug Court. 

Event and ticket information is available on our website at www.ncaddwestchester.org or call our offices at 914-949-8500.

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kerry@ducey.org (Patrick Buckiewicz) Charities Wed, 13 Mar 2019 11:19:04 -0400
Locals Pitch In for Pat Tillman Fundraiser https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/charities/1387-locals-pitch-in-for-pat-tillman-fundraiser1387-locals-pitch-in-for-pat-tillman-fundraiser https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/charities/1387-locals-pitch-in-for-pat-tillman-fundraiser1387-locals-pitch-in-for-pat-tillman-fundraiser

With just over three weeks until Mickey Spillane’s hosts Eastchester’s Pints for Pat fundraiser, preparations are in full swing.  Many local businesses have generously donated gift cards, gift baskets, and an array of services to help make the event on March 30th a success.

The event, a fundraiser for the Pat Tillman Foundation, is working to raise money to help support the Tillman Scholars program.  Tillman Scholarships are awarded to servicemen and women who are pursuing educational studies. The Foundation also offers networking and professional development opportunities to active duty personnel, veterans, and their families.

Raffle items at the event are from a variety of familiar local businesses: gift certificates from Cornell’s True Value (Eastchester), Sedona Taphouse (Mamaroneck), Coffee Labs Roasters (Tarrytown), Benjamin Steakhouse (White Plains and Manhattan), Yoga Haven (Scarsdale and Tuckahoe), Zachys Wine and Liquor (Scarsdale) and Alamo Drafthouse (Yonkers); gift baskets donated by The Chocolate Box Café (Tuckahoe), Good Shepherd Distillery (Mamaroneck), and the Growler & Gill Craft Beer Shoppe and Tasting Room (Nanuet); and sports-themed baskets featuring the NY Giants and NY Yankees.  The Hudson Valley Renegades have also contributed to the cause, donating tickets for a date of the winner's choosing during the 2019 season.

Silent auction items will include a spa package donated by Scarsdale’s Tranquility Spa and a foursome of golf at a private country club in Greenwich, Connecticut.

One of the most unique features of Pints for Pat events is the 20-oz Imperial pint glass, engraved with Pat Tillman’s #42.  The glass, a replica of the one Tillman used at the Rúla Búla Irish Pub in Tempe, Arizona, is free with the first 50 tickets purchased.  Additional glasses will be available for purchase at the event.

In addition to access to raffle and silent auction items, attendees will enjoy two hours of food and drink (beer/wine) and entertainment provided by Tom Pescé. Mr. Pescé, who resides in Ridgefield, CT, is a magician with twenty years experience.  Recently Mr. Pescé performed at the Mohonk Mountain House resort in New Paltz, NY and the Woodloch Resort in Hawley, PA. He will be performing in Clearwater Beach, FL, in late April.

If You Go:

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

7:00-9:00 PM

Mickey Spillane’s Pub

431 White Plains Rd

Eastchester, NY 10709

Tickets are currently available at Mickey Spillane’s, via contact on Facebook (Pints for Pat – Eastchester), and on Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pints-for-pat-eastchester-ny-fundraiser-for-the-pat-tillman-foundation-tickets-53743291632?aff=ebdssbdestsearch)

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Charities Tue, 05 Mar 2019 06:35:53 -0500
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence 16th Annual Awards Dinner in Eastchester https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/charities/1386-sixteenth-annual-awards-dinner1386-sixteenth-annual-awards-dinner https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/charities/1386-sixteenth-annual-awards-dinner1386-sixteenth-annual-awards-dinner

Please join NCADD, Westchester, Inc., (The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence) on Thursday, April 11, 2019 for our 16th Annual Awards Dinner at Mulino’s at Lake Isle.  We will be honoring Harris Stratyner, PhD., VP of CARON Treatment Centers, Janet Segal, LCSW, President of Four Winds Foundation, Leonard Spano, ED, WESTCHESTER School for Special Children, Bob Feinberg, VP of Yonkers Honda and Judge Michael A. Martinelli of Yonkers Drug Court. 

Event and ticket information is available on our website at www.ncaddwestchester.org or call our offices at 914-949-8500.

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kerry@ducey.org (Patrick Buckiewicz) Charities Mon, 25 Feb 2019 09:46:17 -0500
24th Annual Overcoming the Odds Awards Dinner on May 9 in Eastchester https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/events/1385-24th-annual-overcoming-the-odds-awards-dinner1385-24th-annual-overcoming-the-odds-awards-dinner https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/events/1385-24th-annual-overcoming-the-odds-awards-dinner1385-24th-annual-overcoming-the-odds-awards-dinner

Student Advocacy will be holding their 24th Annual Overcoming the Odds Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 9th at 6:30pm at the Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester, NY. 

Join us for an inspirational night of celebration as we honor the accomplishments of four remarkable students from our community and support Student Advocacy’s mission to help all struggling students to overcome the odds and thrive! The awards recognize youth who have made school a priority despite significant obstacles. Their stories encourage us to remember that with hard work, determination, and the right support - anything is possible! Student Advocacy provides an effective voice for children who face significant obstacles in school, so they receive the resources they need to succeed educationally and rediscover their lives.

To RSVP for this event, please visit https://crm.bloomerang.co/HostedDonation?ApiKey=pub_f491c16f-4d4a-11e7-afbe-024e165d44b3&WidgetId=1060864.

For more event information, please contact Renee Renna at 914-347-7039 ext. 122 or email rrenna@studentadvocacy.net

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kerry@ducey.org (Patrick Buckiewicz) Events Fri, 22 Feb 2019 08:38:58 -0500
24th Annual Overcoming the Odds Awards Dinner in Eastchester https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/charities/1383-24th-annual-overcoming-the-odds-awards-dinner1383-24th-annual-overcoming-the-odds-awards-dinner https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/charities/1383-24th-annual-overcoming-the-odds-awards-dinner1383-24th-annual-overcoming-the-odds-awards-dinner

Student Advocacy will be holding their 24th Annual Overcoming the Odds Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 9th at 6:30pm at the Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester, NY. 

Join us for an inspirational night of celebration as we honor the accomplishments of four remarkable students from our community and support Student Advocacy’s mission to help all struggling students to overcome the odds and thrive! The awards recognize youth who have made school a priority despite significant obstacles. Their stories encourage us to remember that with hard work, determination, and the right support - anything is possible! Student Advocacy provides an effective voice for children who face significant obstacles in school, so they receive the resources they need to succeed educationally and rediscover their lives.

To RSVP for this event, please click here. For more event information, please contact Renee Renna at 914-347-7039 ext. 122 or email rrenna@studentadvocacy.net.

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kerry@ducey.org (Patrick Buckiewicz) Charities Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:24:55 -0500
Pints for Pat Combines Magic, Local Flavor For March Fundraiser https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/charities/1378-pints-for-pat-combines-magic-local-flavor-for-march-fundraiser1378-pints-for-pat-combines-magic-local-flavor-for-march-fundraiser https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/charities/1378-pints-for-pat-combines-magic-local-flavor-for-march-fundraiser1378-pints-for-pat-combines-magic-local-flavor-for-march-fundraiser

With the Patriots and Rams kicking off Sunday evening, it’s the perfect time to look ahead to another football-related event coming to our area this spring with a decidedly local flair.  

On Saturday, March 30, Pints for Pat comes to Mickey Spillane’s in Eastchester as a means of raising money for the Pat Tillman Foundation.  The Foundation, which was created after the death of its namesake in 2004, works to provide scholarship, educational, and networking support for veterans and their families.  

The choice of both venue and entertainment for the event makes Eastchester’s Pints for Pat different out from other events.  While Pints for Pat fundraisers have taken place across the country, they are typically in larger cities such as Seattle, Boston, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. 

The first Pints for Pat was held in 2009 at Rula Bula, an Irish pub in Tempe, Arizona, frequented by Pat Tillman during his time with the Arizona Cardinals.  Honoring that tradition, the Eastchester event organizers selected Mickey Spillane’s as their site for the event.  Mickey Spillane’s is not only known for its Irish flavor, but for having a strong connection to the Eastchester community itself.  

Local magician Tom Pesce, who has been performed at locations across the country in addition to playing venues such as Mohegan Sun, has  been announced as the night's featured entertainment. Mr. Pesce, who is based out of Ridgefield, Connecticut, agreed to bring his talents to Pints for Pat.

“I was immediately interested in Pints for Pat when I was approached,” Mr. Pesce recounts. “Pat Tillman encompassed qualities that we as Americans should hope to emulate: self-sacrifice, dedication, and love.

Tillman was able to put his love of the game, along with a healthy contract, on the back burner for the love of serving his country first.  That is a true American.  The true calling we all have is to serve others whenever and wherever we can; Pat Tillman put this calling into action when it was far from convenient, and he wound up making the ultimate sacrifice.”

With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Pesce has played everything from large stages to smaller, intimate events.  In many ways, Mr. Pesce’s local ties made him an ideal candidate for event collaboration.  As both an educator with multiple graduate degrees and as a father to three young girls, Mr. Pesce appreciates the goals of both the Pat Tillman Foundation and the fundraiser itself.

“Pat Tillman was an outstanding role model for young people,” Mr. Pesce continues, “and I know that the results of this fundraiser will go to help more young people across the nation.”

If you go:

  • Date: March 30, 2019
  • Time : 7-9pm
  • Tickets: $50, available at Mickey Spillane’s, via Facebook (Pints for Pat – Eastchester, NY), or Eventbrite here

To view Tom Pesce's promotional video and see what's in store for attendees on March 30, visit: https://vimeo.com/312018122

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Charities Wed, 30 Jan 2019 12:54:45 -0500
Ned Lamont's Day of Service opportunities near Eastchester https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/politics/1377-ned-lamont-s-day-of-service-opportunities-near-eastchester-15466179341377-ned-lamont-s-day-of-service-opportunities-near-eastchester-1546617934 https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/politics/1377-ned-lamont-s-day-of-service-opportunities-near-eastchester-15466179341377-ned-lamont-s-day-of-service-opportunities-near-eastchester-1546617934

Eastchester has an opportunity to make a difference. Our newly elected Government officials have announced the Connecticut Day of Service taking place on Sunday, January 6, 2019, just three days before Governor-elect Ned Lamont is sworn in as Governor of Connecticut.

Lamont and Lt. Governor-elect Susan Bysiewicz, will spend the day volunteering at and learning more about non-profit organizations in cities and towns across Connecticut. They invite Connecticut residents to join them on January 6 as they roll up their sleeves and support a host of nonprofits across the state including. 

Opportunities within 15 miles of Eastchester are:

New Covenant Center
Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry
10:00am - 2:00pm
174 Richmond Hill Avenue, Stamford 06902
https://www.newcovenantcenter.org

For a complete list of the venues and to register to participate in Connecticut’s Day of Service, https://www.lamonttransition.org/day-of-service" target="_blank">click here.

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (Lamont Transition) Politics Fri, 04 Jan 2019 05:26:26 -0500
Eastchester Blood Donors Will Receive $5 Amazon Gift Card https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/events/1375-eastchester-blood-donors-will-receive-5-amazon-gift-card-15432630121375-eastchester-blood-donors-will-receive-5-amazon-gift-card-1543263012 https://news.hamlethub.com/eastchester/events/1375-eastchester-blood-donors-will-receive-5-amazon-gift-card-15432630121375-eastchester-blood-donors-will-receive-5-amazon-gift-card-1543263012

 Urgent need for blood and platelet donations

Donate by Dec. 19 and receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors from Eastchester to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season.

Blood and platelet donations often decline during the holidays. Regular donors are busy with holiday activities, and travel and severe winter weather may cause blood drive cancellations. Yet donations remain critical for patients like 4-year-old Wyatt Monacelli who is in the midst of intense chemotherapy treatments for leukemia. He has received a number of transfusions since his diagnosis in June and will likely need more. Locations in and around Eastchester are:

town date time location address
Greenwich 12/1/2018 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 1 West Putnam Ave
Greenwich 12/8/2018 8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Greenwich Public Safety Complex/New Greenwich Police Department 11 Bruce Place
Greenwich 12/12/2018 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Greenwich Town Hall 101 Field Point Road
Ridgefield 12/13/2018 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Ridgefield Park & Recreation Center 195 Danbury Rd.

“We are fortunate to have had so many donors give the gift of life to our child so far throughout the course of his treatment, and even more so, we are lucky to have had a supply of blood available for him when he needed it,” said Julianna Monacelli, Wyatt’s mother.

Donors are urged to give now to ensure that families like Wyatt’s don’t have to worry about the availability of blood this winter. In thanks for helping meet the urgent need around the holidays, all those who come to donate blood or platelets now through Dec. 19, 2018, will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.)

Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Another way to help keep the blood supply strong is to host a Red Cross blood drive this winter. To learn more about hosting a blood drive and to sign up, visit RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (Red Cross) Events Mon, 26 Nov 2018 09:47:25 -0500
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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