Harrison's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison Tue, 23 Jul 2019 20:28:47 -0400 HamletHub.com Wartburg’s 7th Annual Jazz in June Gala Raises Nearly $200,000 https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/charities/4608-wartburg-s-7th-annual-jazz-in-june-gala-raises-nearly-200-0004608-wartburg-s-7th-annual-jazz-in-june-gala-raises-nearly-200-000 https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/charities/4608-wartburg-s-7th-annual-jazz-in-june-gala-raises-nearly-200-0004608-wartburg-s-7th-annual-jazz-in-june-gala-raises-nearly-200-000

Left to right: Rebecca Solomon, Angela Ciminello, Chazz Palminteri, David Genter and Gianna Palminteri.

Wartburg, an award-winning provider of comprehensive senior residential and healthcare services, hosted their 7th annual Jazz in June – A Wartburg Celebration of Arts and Music gala on June 13, 2019, raising nearly $200,000. The event was held at the Surf Club on the Sound in New Rochelle, NY, with over 350 guests and 46 sponsors. This year’s event included a special keynote by renowned actor, Chazz Palminteri, best known for his role as “Sonny” in A Bronx Tale, now on Broadway. Rebecca Solomon, News 12 on-air reporter, was the emcee for the evening’s program.

The celebration honored:

  •         Fred Schwam, Former Owner & CEO of American Christmas, a leader in the holiday decorating industry since 1968 and boasting clients such as Rockefeller Center, Bergdorf Goodman and other areas around NYC and the world;
  •         Westchester Ambulette, longtime partners in providing safe transportation of their residents and Adult Day Care clients to and from their homes;
  •         Lippolis Electric, Inc., a family owned and operated electrical firm who managed Wartburg’s LED lighting campaign by replacing all current lighting to more energy-efficient models as part of their campus-wide “Green” initiative;
  •         Clark Patterson Lee, an architectural, engineering and design firm partnering with Wartburg on their Meadowview Assisted Living Memory Care neighborhood expansion;
  •         United Lutheran Church, longtime spiritual care providers and partners to the community and Wartburg.

Major sponsors for Jazz in June 2019 included: Morrison Community Living, Patient Care Associates, Inc., PharmScript LLC, Clark Patterson Lee, JVD Industries, Inc., Fred & Samantha Schwam, American Christmas, Michael & Cathleen Holden and Westchester Ambulette.

"It was such a fun night, congratulations to this year’s honorees.  I also extend my deepest appreciation to Chazz and Gianna Palminteri, our sponsors, and dedicated volunteers who made this year’s gala such a success," said David J. Gentner, Wartburg President and CEO.

The funds raised at this year’s gala will help Wartburg provide specialized Alzheimer’s/dementia training to clinical staff as well as help fund the vital programs and services that ensure those experiencing memory impairment live with the independence and dignity they so richly deserve.

“We could not be more thankful for the outpouring of support from our Wartburg Family through our Jazz in June Gala,” said Angela Ciminello, Vice President of Development & Marketing at Wartburg. “As our society ages at a historic rate and the number of those living with memory impairment increases each year, it is more important than ever to provide the quality of care and stimulating programs needed to ensure the oldest members of our community live their best life.”

Wartburg, located in Westchester County, NY, offers integrated, comprehensive senior residential and healthcare services. Unlike conventional retirement communities, Wartburg provides a wide range of services to both residents living on its beautiful 34-acre campus and people in their own homes. From independent, assisted living and award-winning nursing home care to inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, home care and adult day care services, its continuing care approach has earned Wartburg a trusted reputation in Westchester. Wartburg also provides caregiver support at every stage with an array of options to find the level of care that considers the whole family. Wartburg was named one of the "Best Nursing Homes in New York State" by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth consecutive year in 2018. www.wartburg.org/

mjdardano@gmail.com (Michael Dardano) Charities Tue, 23 Jul 2019 08:19:29 -0400
Congratulations to Harrison Residents Named to Dean's List at Purchase College https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4607-congratulations-to-harrison-residents-named-to-dean-s-list-at-purchase-college4607-congratulations-to-harrison-residents-named-to-dean-s-list-at-purchase-college https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4607-congratulations-to-harrison-residents-named-to-dean-s-list-at-purchase-college4607-congratulations-to-harrison-residents-named-to-dean-s-list-at-purchase-college

Purchase College celebrates the achievements of more than 1,300 students who have been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2019 semester. Congratulations to the following Harrison residents for earning this coveted honor:

  • Bernardo Figueroa, an Economics major 
  • Shannon French, a Chemistry major
  • Matthew Kissel, a Journalism major 
  • Noah Mattison, a Music: Performance (Jazz) major 
  • Troy McIver, a New Media major 
  • Jayme Neto, a Psychology major

Students who have earned this academic honor have maintained a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and taken a minimum of 12 credits. For BA and BS programs a semester GPA of 3.50 is required. For BFA and MusB programs a semester GPA of 3.75 is required.

About Purchase College, SUNY

Purchase College, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) network of 64 universities and colleges, was founded in 1967 by Governor Nelson Rockefeller. His aspiration for Purchase was to create a dynamic campus that combined conservatory training in the visual and performing arts with programs in the liberal arts and sciences, in order to inspire an appreciation for both intellectual and artistic talents in all students. Today, Purchase College, SUNY is a community of students, faculty, and friends where open-minded engagement with the creative process leads to a lifetime of intellectual growth and professional opportunity. For more information about the College, visit www.purchase.edu.

kerry@ducey.org (Purchase College) Neighbors Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:20:39 -0400
Harrison Summer Concert Series in Full Swing! https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4606-harrison-summer-concert-series-in-full-swing4606-harrison-summer-concert-series-in-full-swing https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4606-harrison-summer-concert-series-in-full-swing4606-harrison-summer-concert-series-in-full-swing

Harrison 2019 Summer Concert Series

JULY 17 DT DENNIS “DION” NARDONE (Club Dennis Birthday Bash) 6:30 P.M.

JULY 18 WH RADAR (Original Southern Rock Band) JULY 24 DT PROGNOSIS (Pink Floyd/Genesis Tribute)

JULY 25 WH BACK TO THE GARDEN (50th Anniversary Woodstock Tribute)


AUG 1 WH RAT RACE QUIET (Unplugged Acoustic Premiere)




AUG 14 DT HINDENBERG (Zep Tribute)


WH – West Harrison Village Green DT –MA RIIS PARK - HEINEMAN PLACE


kerry@ducey.org (Harrison Recreation Dept.) Events Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:17:34 -0400
Harrison Day at Rye Playland Tomorrow! https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4605-harrison-day-at-rye-playland-tomorrow4605-harrison-day-at-rye-playland-tomorrow https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4605-harrison-day-at-rye-playland-tomorrow4605-harrison-day-at-rye-playland-tomorrow

Westchester County/Harrison Day at Rye Playland will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, July 16

With proof of ID, each resident will receive discount coupons when they arrive at the park. Discounts include one free mini golf entry, one two-for-one ride admission, one free beach or pool admission, $1 off of one food value meal and $5 discount for parking on a return visit.

Learn more about Rye Playland here.

kerry@ducey.org (Town of Harrison ) Places Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:08:27 -0400
2 Guys Walk Into a Bar Comedy Tour Comes to Brewster https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4604-2-guys-walk-into-a-bar-comedy-tour-comes-to-brewster4604-2-guys-walk-into-a-bar-comedy-tour-comes-to-brewster https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4604-2-guys-walk-into-a-bar-comedy-tour-comes-to-brewster4604-2-guys-walk-into-a-bar-comedy-tour-comes-to-brewster


Jul 27, 2019 8:00 PM

Southeast Comedy & Cabaret
63 Fields Lane
Brewster, NY 10509

The brand new, audience interactive comedy show taking the country by storm. A hilarious night is in store when these 2 Guys Walk Into A Bar. Nationally touring comedians Tom Briscoe & Mark Riccadonna will bring original Stand Up, Stories and Classic Street Jokes to The Southeast Comedy & Cabaret.

We will be taping this show, so if you are enthused about being in the audience for this Special Event, get your online tickets now for only $20 plus fees. 

After the audience picks a topic, these two top comedians tap into their reserve of original stand up material, stories and classic jokes to ensure that no two shows are alike. The stage gets transformed into their favorite bar, complete with a bartender. They also leave room for special guests and sometimes even a house band. It makes for a hilarious, unique, comedy show every time. Audiences are blown away by their quick wit, timing, rapport and repertoire drawn from decades of comedy, show business and friendship.



keytocomputing@gmail.com (Southeast Comedy & Cabaret) Events Mon, 15 Jul 2019 05:16:33 -0400
Entergy Screenings Under the Stars Brings Free Outdoor Movies to Westchester July 12 and August 2 https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4591-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-july-12-and-august-24591-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-july-12-and-august-2 https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4591-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-july-12-and-august-24591-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-july-12-and-august-2

Entergy Screening Under the Stars Summer of 2019

This summer, Sharc Creative and Westchester County Parks will showcase a family-friendly movie series on a 50 ft screen at the Kensico Dam in Valhalla.

Friday, July 12 - HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3
Friday, August 2 - HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3

The public arrives a few hours before dusk, blankets are scattered across the lawn, picnics are abundant, and the show lights up the sky. Memories are created.

Admission and parking are free.

Moviegoers should bring blankets, folding chairs and a picnic. Refreshments will also be available for sale. In the event of rain, the movie will be canceled.

Entergy Screenings Under the Stars is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative.

Learn more here.


kerry@ducey.org (Sharc Creative) Events Thu, 11 Jul 2019 08:24:00 -0400
Harrison Resident Sarah Camillone Named to Dean's List at Wheaton College https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4603-harrison-resident-sarah-camillone-named-to-dean-s-list-at-wheaton-college4603-harrison-resident-sarah-camillone-named-to-dean-s-list-at-wheaton-college https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4603-harrison-resident-sarah-camillone-named-to-dean-s-list-at-wheaton-college4603-harrison-resident-sarah-camillone-named-to-dean-s-list-at-wheaton-college

Wheaton College student Sarah Camillone of Harrison was named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2019 semester.

To earn Dean's List honors at Wheaton, at undergraduate student must carry 12 or more credit hours and achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher on the 4.0 scale.

Wheaton College (Wheaton, Ill.) is a coeducational Christian liberal arts college noted for its rigorous academics, integration of faith and learning, and consistent ranking among the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

For more information, visit wheaton.edu.


kerry@ducey.org (Wheaton College) Neighbors Tue, 02 Jul 2019 14:10:48 -0400
NYS Police to crack down on impaired driving, conduct Sobriety Checkpoints during holiday weekend https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/publicsafety/4602-nys-police-to-crack-down-on-impaired-driving-conduct-sobriety-checkpoints-during-holiday-weekend4602-nys-police-to-crack-down-on-impaired-driving-conduct-sobriety-checkpoints-during-holiday-weekend https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/publicsafety/4602-nys-police-to-crack-down-on-impaired-driving-conduct-sobriety-checkpoints-during-holiday-weekend4602-nys-police-to-crack-down-on-impaired-driving-conduct-sobriety-checkpoints-during-holiday-weekend

The New York State Police will increase patrols to crack down on drunk and drugged driving and other traffic infractions over the Fourth of July holiday. State Troopers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and target reckless and aggressive driving statewide in an effort to keep New York highways safe during one of the busiest summer holidays for travel. The STOP-DWI and drugged driving crackdown will begin on Saturday, June 29, 2019, and run through Friday, July 5, 2019.
New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett said, “Troopers will be out in force this holiday weekend and will be on the lookout for impaired, distracted and reckless motorists who put others in danger. Our message is simple. Don’t drink and Drive! Help prevent senseless tragedies caused by impaired driving. Stay safe, and don’t make a fatal decision that costs your life or someone else’s.”
Last year, the State Police issued nearly 10,500 vehicle and traffic tickets during the 4th of July weekend. Troopers arrested 216 people for DWI and investigated 165 crashes, which resulted in four fatalities and 244 injuries.
During this enforcement period, drivers can expect a number of sobriety checkpoints and DWI patrols. Troopers will also be looking for motorists who are using their phones and other electronic devices while behind the wheel. Drivers should also remember to “move over” for stopped emergency and hazard vehicles when they travel New York roadways.
Troopers will be using both marked State Police vehicles and Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement (CITE) vehicles as part of the operation. The CITE vehicles allow Troopers to more easily identify motorists who are using handheld devices while driving. These vehicles blend in with every day traffic but are unmistakable as emergency vehicles once the emergency lighting is activated.
The Fourth of July initiative is partially funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee(GTSC). The GTSC and the New York State STOP-DWI Foundation remind motorists that their “Have a Plan” mobile app, is available for Apple, Droid and Windows smartphones. The app enables New Yorkers to locate and call a taxi or rideshare service and program a designated driver list. It also provides information on DWI laws and penalties, and provides a way to report a suspected impaired driver.
If you drive drunk or drugged, you not only put your life and the lives of others at risk, you could face arrest, jail time, and substantial fines and attorney fees. The average drinking and driving arrest costs up to $10,000.
Arrested drunk and drugged drivers face the loss of their driver’s license, higher insurance rates, and dozens of unanticipated expenses from attorney fees, fines and court costs, car towing and repairs, and lost time at work.
The New York State Police, GTSC and NHTSA recommend these simple tips to prevent drunk driving:

  • Plan a safe way home before the fun begins;
  • Before drinking, designate a sober driver;
  • If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation;
  • Use your community’s sober ride program;
  • If you suspect a driver is drunk or impaired on the road, don’t hesitate to contact local law enforcement;
  • If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.


kerry@ducey.org (NYS Police) Public safety Tue, 02 Jul 2019 10:11:20 -0400
Green Business Partnership Honors 8 Organizations https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4601-green-business-partnership-honors-8-organizations4601-green-business-partnership-honors-8-organizations https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4601-green-business-partnership-honors-8-organizations4601-green-business-partnership-honors-8-organizations

2019 Green Business Partnership Award Winners

The Green Business Partnership (GBP), a program of the Business Council of Westchester in partnership with Westchester County and Green Team Spirit LLC, recently honored 8 organizations at the 9th Annual Green Business Partnership Awards at the Cambria Hotel in White Plains, NY.  

Awards were given to organizations in each of the six categories that the Green Business Partnership identifies as part of its green certification process, and one in honor of the late Charles Brown, a visionary green business leader that demonstrated a true commitment to sustainability as founder and CEO of C.W. Brown in Armonk (now LeChase Construction).  The event was sponsored by Heineken, Peak Power, Suburban Carting, Westmed Medical Group and Yonkers Tennis Center.

“This year’s award winners exemplify the very best of the business community and the many benefits of investing in sustainability,” said Dani Glaser, Green Business Partnership Program Director and owner of Green Team Spirit LLC. “Not only are these organizations measuring and reducing their impact on the environment, they are saving money, increasing profits, and becoming more competitive, all while engaging employees and helping them develop sustainability skills. We’re proud to showcase these impressive accomplishments.”

River Architects in Cold Spring, an architecture and design studio with work that ranges in scale from large public projects to intimate, environmentally smart Passive Houses, will receive the Charles W. Brown, Jr. Sustainability Award for its commitment to best sustainable practices and visionary leadership.

Lindenhurst Memorial Library will receive the Organizational Commitment Award for the high standard set by leadership that allowed the organization to incorporate sustainable business practices so thoroughly into every aspect of operations and to shine as a role model for the community.

Wartburg, a home health care and rehabilitative care provider in Mount Vernon,and Pelham-based Lippolis Electric, will receive the Energy Award, in recognition of their success in working together to help Wartburg significantly reduce its energy usage.  

Encourage Yoga in Croton-on-Hudson, an all-levels studio that focuses on custom workouts, athletic challenges, and therapeutic movement, will receive the Waste Management & Green Products Award for commitment and creativity in reducing waste and buying green.

Balancing Life’s Issues (BLI), a global training agency based in Ossining that helps engage, inspire and educate employees to lead happier and healthier lives, will receive the Transportation Award. BLI significantly reduced carbon emissions by embracing technology in order to travel less while maintaining its high integrity of service.

Acadia Realty Trust, a national equity real estate investment trust headquartered in Rye, will receive the Land Use Award for its commitment to implement sustainable operating practices at its headquarters and portfolio of properties.

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, an Ossining-based Catholic society of priests and brothers dedicated to missionary work overseas, will receive the Water Award for its commitment to reducing water use inside and outside its facilities, and recognizing our impact on a global water crisis.

Using a comprehensive, customized digital toolkit and a propriety emissions tool, the Green Business Partnership (GBP) helps organizations of any size that lease or own commercial or industrial space become sustainable and achieve green business certification. The GBP was founded in 2009 as the Westchester Green Business Challenge, a program of the Business Council of Westchester in partnership with Westchester County and Green Team Spirit LLC. In 2014, it expanded to offer an official green business certification. In 2017, responding to widespread demand for access to the GBP’s turnkey system, it relaunched as the Green Business Partnership and made the program available to businesses throughout the nation. Learn more at www.greenbusinesspartnership.org.


mjdardano@gmail.com (Michael Dardano) Neighbors Sun, 30 Jun 2019 12:34:52 -0400
Coffee House Music Festival Benefit on Sunday https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4600-coffee-house-music-festival-benefit4600-coffee-house-music-festival-benefit https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4600-coffee-house-music-festival-benefit4600-coffee-house-music-festival-benefit

Coffee House Music Festival

Dante Palminteri

Coffee House Music Festival To Benefit Stomp Out Bullying and The Child Reach Foundation 

The Coffee House Music Festival will benefit Stomp Out Bullying a national anti-bullying and cyberbullying program for kids and teens and The Child Reach Foundation an organization dedicated to raising funds for the benefit of children’s health and welfare that was founded by Gianna & Chazz Palminteri.

The lineup of musicians will range from Indie Pop, Singer-Songwriters, Country Pop & Alt Rock to benefit these two worthy causes.

John Fumasoli & The Jones Factor, Stalking Gia, Dante Palminteri, Emily Angell, The Jason Gisser Band, Thomas Claxton, Nicholas Wells, Gabriella Arya, One In A Million, The Dye, Killer Joe & Barry Allen Friedman

Sun, June 30, 2019
Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 5:30 pm
Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY
$10.00 (Advance) // $15.00 (Day Of Show)

mjdardano@gmail.com (Michael Dardano) Events Fri, 28 Jun 2019 04:03:00 -0400
What Would You Give for Everlasting Life? TUCK EVERLASTING Opens at WPPAC https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4599-what-would-you-give-for-everlasting-life-tuck-everlasting-opens-at-wppac4599-what-would-you-give-for-everlasting-life-tuck-everlasting-opens-at-wppac https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4599-what-would-you-give-for-everlasting-life-tuck-everlasting-opens-at-wppac4599-what-would-you-give-for-everlasting-life-tuck-everlasting-opens-at-wppac

What Would You Give for Everlasting Life? Discover The Secret of TUCK EVERLASTING, the Musical

This summer, bring your family to see TUCK EVERLASTING, a heartwarming, evocative musical about living life to the fullest. When Winnie goes looking for adventure and meets a family with a fabulous secret, their chance encounter will change them all forever. The show explores eternal love, never-ending life, and what it means to truly feel alive. Produced by WPPAC’s Stage 2 Program, the Westchester premiere of TUCK EVERLASTING the musical will play the WPPAC stage August 2-11. 
The story of TUCK EVERLASTING may be familiar to many theatergoers; schools often include the novel on which the show is based in their curriculums. However, the musical is as much for adults as it is for kids. “Often when theatres say that a show is for ‘families’ they really mean it’s just for children. This is not so in Tuck Everlasting,” says Ariana Moses, WPPAC’s Director of Education and Producer of Stage 2. “Tuck is a true family show, it will be enjoyed by people of ALL ages - children, parents, and grandparents alike.” The show is appropriate for ages seven and up. 
TUCK EVERLASTING is directed by Amy Griffin and choreographed by Kelli Gautreau with musical direction by Stephen Ferri. Scenic Design by Travis George, Costume Design by Asia-Anansi McCullen, Lighting Design by Jamie Roderick, Stage Managed by Jack Rhea. Music by Chris Miller, lyrics by Nathan Tysen, book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, based upon the novel by Natalie Babbitt.
TUCK EVERLASTING performs August 2-11 at the White Plains Performing Arts Center, minutes from the White Plains Metro North Station. It is located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains. Tickets start at $27. For tickets visit the theatre box office or call 914.328.1600 Monday-Friday, 11am-6pm. Tickets can also be purchased online at wppac.com. For group sales, please contact boxoffice@wppac.com.
TUCK EVERLASTING is produced by Stage 2, a program created by WPPAC to bridge the gap between our Education programs and Mainstage, giving college and community performers the chance to work in a regional theatre under the guidance of professional artists. More information can be found at http://wppac.com/shows/tuck-everlasting/

 *Photo shows Matt Rafanelli as Jesse Tuck and Haylie Shea as Winnie Foster in WPPAC Stage 2's Production of Tuck Everlasting. Photo credit: Ariana Moses

kerry@ducey.org (WPPAC) Neighbors Thu, 27 Jun 2019 12:00:46 -0400
Burke Teams Up with Montefiore to Open New Musculoskeletal Center https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/life/4598-burke-teams-up-with-montefiore-to-open-new-musculoskeletal-center4598-burke-teams-up-with-montefiore-to-open-new-musculoskeletal-center https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/life/4598-burke-teams-up-with-montefiore-to-open-new-musculoskeletal-center4598-burke-teams-up-with-montefiore-to-open-new-musculoskeletal-center

As part of the Montefiore Health System, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital celebrated the opening of its new outpatient hub for musculoskeletal care located in the Hutchinson Metro Center in the Bronx. The opening of the new center was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 11.

Burke’s highly-trained therapists will help patients recover from sports injuries, orthopedic surgery, back pain and joint replacements, as well as other conditions. Joining Burke on the 10th floor of 1250 Waters Place is The Center for Orthopedic Specialties at Montefiore, as well as Montefiore Spine Center specialty services.

“Our new facility in the Hutch Metro Center really demonstrates what is possible when we strategically utilize the resources within the Montefiore Health System,” Burke President and CEO Jeffrey Menkes said. “With our therapy services directly adjacent to Montefiore’s specialty practices, we are able to make accurate diagnoses faster, hasten recovery and improve the outcomes of our patients. This is exactly what collaboration within a health system is supposed to look like.”

This new location is Burke’s second outpatient therapy site in the Bronx and the ninth outpatient site in Burke’s network. A 10th location is scheduled to open in White Plains in the near future. Locations include: Yonkers-Ridge Hill, Yonkers-Executive Plaza, Armonk, Bronx-Westchester Avenue, Mamaroneck, Purchase, Somers and Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s campus in White Plains.

For more information about the services offered at the new Hutch Metro location, or to make an appointment, call (914) 597-3860. For more on Burke’s outpatient services, visit http://www.burke.org/outpatient.

Photo Caption: Burke Rehabilitation Hospital President and CEO Jeffrey Menkes (4th from left) joined other leaders from Montefiore, including Montefiore Medicine CEO and President Dr. Steven M. Safyer (center with scissors) to officially open the new Musculoskeletal Center in the Hutchinson Metro complex in the Bronx.  


abell@30-ink.com (Leslie Wells) Life Mon, 24 Jun 2019 16:30:03 -0400
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Networking Event Tomorrow Officially Launches Yorktown HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4589-ribbon-cutting-ceremony-and-networking-event-officially-launches-yorktown-hamlethub4589-ribbon-cutting-ceremony-and-networking-event-officially-launches-yorktown-hamlethub https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4589-ribbon-cutting-ceremony-and-networking-event-officially-launches-yorktown-hamlethub4589-ribbon-cutting-ceremony-and-networking-event-officially-launches-yorktown-hamlethub


The Yorktown HamletHub Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Networking Event will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 5:30-7PM at the Jefferson Valley Mall "Hub" 2nd Floor, 650 Lee Blvd, Yorktown Heights, NY. The official ribbon cutting is scheduled for 6PM and the evening holds more in store!

Yorktown HamletHub is a free digital publication focused on Yorktown. All are welcome to read, submit, and share positive news about Yorktown on their interactive website. Visitors can sign up for a daily e-newsletter, browse the community calendar, and follow them on their social media platforms. Yorktown HamletHub joins over 50 HamletHub sites in NY and CT.

Since Yorktown HamletHub's location is in cyberspace, the Jefferson Valley Mall has offered the use of their "Hub" co-working space for the event which will include light refreshments, raffle prizes, a free 15 minute productivity workshop, and ample networking opportunities. "Boost Your Productivity: Clear Your Way to a Profitable Path" workshop will be presented by Lisa Zawrotny of Positively Productive Systems. Lisa is a Certified Life Coach specializing in Productivity & Organizing.

Margaret and Peter Carey have been HamletHub editors since 2015, starting with Brewster and expanding into New Fairfield, Carmel, Somers, and now, Yorktown. "Our mission is to share positive news and information about the communities we cover," explains Margaret, "Yorktown is filled with interesting places, businesses, community organizations, educational opportunities, events, and so much more. We are thrilled to have Yorktown as our latest HamletHub and look forward to helping people read and share stories about the community." 

Special thanks to sponsors, Master IT Media LLC, Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, and Jefferson Valley Mall.

RSVP at www.masteritmedia.com/yorktown to receive a special gift. If you can't wait until the ribbon cutting, sign up for the Yorktown HamletHub free e-newsletter at www.YorktownHamletHub.com

Yorktown HamletHub online digital publication providing free information about the events, places and people in the five Yorktown hamlets of Mohegan Lake, Shrub Oak, Jefferson Valley, Crompond, and Yorktown Heights and the surrounding area. Yorktown HamletHub consists of a website, social media platforms, a daily e-newsletter and a free community calendar that is linked to the 50 other neighboring HamletHubs in NY and CT. Kerry Anne Ducey founded Ridgefield’s Talk of the Town in 2009, a small blog that showcased local happenings and stories in Ridgefield, CT.  In 2011, Kerry Anne decided to share the popular and successful "Talk Of The Town" online news model with other towns and founded HamletHub LLC, a network of hyperlocal news sites. From 2012 through 2019, HamletHub has earned prestigious Connecticut Press Club Awards for original journalism and storytelling on the Web. 

kerry@ducey.org (Master It Media) Neighbors Wed, 19 Jun 2019 06:49:00 -0400
Congratulations to Harrison Resident Ryoji Miyajima Named to Spring 2019 Dean's List at Hofstra University https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4597-congratulations-to-harrison-resident-ryoji-miyajima-named-to-spring-2019-dean-s-list-at-hofstra-university4597-congratulations-to-harrison-resident-ryoji-miyajima-named-to-spring-2019-dean-s-list-at-hofstra-university https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4597-congratulations-to-harrison-resident-ryoji-miyajima-named-to-spring-2019-dean-s-list-at-hofstra-university4597-congratulations-to-harrison-resident-ryoji-miyajima-named-to-spring-2019-dean-s-list-at-hofstra-university

Ryoji Miyajima of Harrison excelled during the Spring 2019 semester, achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the Dean's List.

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). 

kerry@ducey.org (Hofstra University) Neighbors Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:27:57 -0400
Burke Award Dinner Raises Nearly $150,000 for New Rehabilitation Gym https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4596-burke-award-dinner-raises-nearly-150-000-for-new-rehabilitation-gym4596-burke-award-dinner-raises-nearly-150-000-for-new-rehabilitation-gym https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4596-burke-award-dinner-raises-nearly-150-000-for-new-rehabilitation-gym4596-burke-award-dinner-raises-nearly-150-000-for-new-rehabilitation-gym

More and more patients are coming to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital after experiencing a life-changing neurological condition like stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury. In light of this shift in patient population, Burke is renovating 5,200 square feet of space within the hospital and creating a state-of-the art gym that will help these patients reach their maximum level of independence.

The annual dinner is Burke’s largest fundraiser, raising more than $500,000 overall for the hospital this year. The award is the highest bestowed by Burke’s Board of Trustees. It is given to individuals or groups who contributed to the field of rehabilitation through personal achievements, research development or by establishing programs and initiatives that improve quality of life for individuals with disabilities.

This year’s Burke Award honorees were:

  • Tom and Bonnie Grace: The Graces have lived their lives devoted to their central guideposts of faith, family and each other. When Bonnie suffered a stroke that left her unable to walk, or even speak, Tom insisted on only the very best for her recovery, and that was Burke. Tom, along with their 4 children and families, brought tireless energy and passion to her recovery. Their experience has made them champions of Burke. Today, Bonnie is back home in Rye playing ping pong, building her strength with boxing classes, and giving back as the family always has over a lifetime of philanthropy.
  • Cuddy & Feder LLP: A Westchester-based law firm that puts a priority on community stewardship and philanthropy, Cuddy & Feder LLP has a rich history of contributing to the community through pro bono work, volunteer activity and financial support. Members of the firm serve on the boards of educational, healthcare, social service and cultural institutions. Partner Anthony Gioffre has served on Burke’s Board of Trustees since 2006. As a prominent firm in the community and Burke supporter, Cuddy & Feder is a leader in supporting the programs and services that patients need to regain their independence.
  • Mary Beth Walsh, MD: Dr. Walsh was Executive Medical Director and CEO of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital for 22 years. When Dr. Walsh was named CEO in 1995, she became the first female CEO of a hospital in Westchester County. A well-known leader in the field, Dr. Walsh is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association. Dr. Walsh retired from her position in April of 2017 after dedicating 37 years of service to Burke – leading up to this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

“The Graces remind us every day of what is possible when high quality rehabilitative medicine is paired with a loving and caring support system,” said Jeffrey Menkes, President and CEO of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. “Cuddy & Feder show us the importance of good citizenry and giving back to the community.”

“We are also forever indebted to Dr. Walsh,” Menkes concluded. “Her steady-handed leadership and medical expertise have left a mark on Burke that will never be erased.”

Burke would like to thank all the sponsors who helped to make the Burke Award Dinner a success: Diamond Sponsor: Bonnie and Tom Grace; Platinum Sponsor: Country Bank; Gold Sponsors: The Bristal Assisted Living, Cuddy & Feder LLP, Cashie and Tom Egan, Patricia J. Figge, Michael Joyce, Keating Electric & Technologies, Vera and Gregory Kiernan, Montefiore Health System, White Plains Hospital; Silver Sponsor: Kelley Drye & Warren LLP; Bronze Sponsors: Ahearn Holtzman, Inc., Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Cabrini of Westchester, Celtic General Contractors, Inc., Anne and Wilfred Finnegan, Mary McCooey, Mary El and Tony O'Callaghan, PepsiCo EnAble, Mary and John Power, Simone Development, Lauren and Robert Steers , United Hebrew of New Rochelle, Carrie and Michael Walsh; Patron Sponsors: American Hospital Association, Bleakely Platt & Schmidt, LLP, Patricia Burns, EwingCole, The Grove at Valhalla, Hanger, Inc., Timothy Sant, VNS Westchester.

Pictured: Burke Award Honoree Cuddy & Feder. Left to right: Lawrence Otis Graham, William S. Null, Ashley C. Steinberger, Anthony B. Gioffre, III, Neil T. Rimsky, Christopher B. Fisher


abell@30-ink.com (Leslie Wells) Neighbors Fri, 14 Jun 2019 10:45:46 -0400