Harrison's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison Wed, 06 Jul 2022 15:35:55 -0400 HamletHub.com Hybrid Work Company, Daybase, to Open Westchester Location in July https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4961-hybrid-work-company-daybase-to-open-westchester-location-in-july4961-hybrid-work-company-daybase-to-open-westchester-location-in-july https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4961-hybrid-work-company-daybase-to-open-westchester-location-in-july4961-hybrid-work-company-daybase-to-open-westchester-location-in-july

Daybase, the hybrid work company, today announced the opening of its first location in Westchester County: Daybase Westchester. This location will be the company’s second in its expansion across the country.

Daybase Westchester will be located at 326 Halstead Avenue in Harrison, New York. The company plans to officially open its doors on July 25 and has started accepting sign-ups for its “Founding Member Club” program.

“The future of work is here,” said Daybase CEO, Joel Steinhaus. “In the past, individuals and companies alike did not have a professional-grade, locally available, on-demand option between home and the office. We created Daybase to solve this challenge and bring a long overdue alternative to the neighborhood.”

Daybase, which was founded in 2020 in New York City, offers workers the benefits of the office experience but with first-of-its-kind convenience and flexibility. The company began the development of a national network of neighborhood coworking spots, opening its first location in Hoboken, N.J. in February.

Daybase Westchester comprises 4,981 square-feet of street-level retail space in a brand-new AvalonBay Communities development located directly adjacent to the Harrison Metro North train station.

Daybase Westchester will be open Monday through Friday and include access to on-site concierge services, unlimited office supplies, enterprise-grade WIFI and locally sourced coffee and tea.

Daybase is ideal for those looking to work closer to home, but not in their homes all the time. Monthly membership to the coworking space includes unlimited access to every Daylounge nationwide. Members and non-members alike have access to a variety of space types including individual workstations, private focus rooms, and larger meeting rooms designed for in-person collaboration and hybrid meetings, all bookable by the hour.

Now remote and hybrid workers who live nearby will be able to find the ideal space for focused work, hours-long blocks of video calls, or meetings with colleagues, all reserved easily through the Daybase mobile app. Whether needing a space for a handful of times each month, or on a consistent basis throughout the workweek, Daybase has flexible plans to support the perfect working schedule and give people more autonomy over their time.

Founding Membership offers a 50% discount for the first three months, starting at $25 per month, and provides unlimited Daylounge access and a range of credits for bookable spaces, as well as guest Daypasses.

Daybase was founded by former WeWork executives Joel Steinhaus and Doug Chambers. By partnering with AvalonBay Communities, Daybase is responding to the growing demand for flexible work space within multi-family, mixed-use, and retail developments across Westchester and the country.

A recent survey from “Pulse” and Stanford University found 78% of global workers want flexibility and 74% of U.S. companies are switching to hybrid work models.

 For more information, please visit http://www.daybase.co.

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kerry@ducey.org (PR) Places Thu, 30 Jun 2022 08:30:22 -0400
Carmen Graham, LPN of Wartburg Wins Daisy Award https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4956-carmen-graham-lpn-of-wartburg-wins-daisy-award4956-carmen-graham-lpn-of-wartburg-wins-daisy-award https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4956-carmen-graham-lpn-of-wartburg-wins-daisy-award4956-carmen-graham-lpn-of-wartburg-wins-daisy-award

Carmen Graham, LPN

Wartburg recently hosted its Salute to Nurses Reception in celebration of Nursing Week. Carmen Graham, LPN, a nurse in the Skilled Nursing division of Wartburg Senior Living and Healthcare, was surprised with the hospital’s first-ever international Daisy Award. 

The Daisy Award recognizes the skillful and compassionate care nurses provide. The award was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes by his family after he died in 1999 due to complications of an auto-immune disease. Patrick’s family was so moved by the compassionate care he received during his eight-week hospitalization that they felt compelled to acknowledge the care nurses provide. Currently, the award is given to nurses in the U.S. and thirty-one other countries and territories. 

During the ceremony held inside Wartburg’s Acute Care Rehab Facility, Carmen was presented the award by Senior Nurse Executive, Carleen Evans, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE. Said Carleen, “Carmen received three nominations for the DAISY Award. She is that special nurse you would want to take care of your loved one around the clock, if possible. This speaks to the extraordinary care she consistently provides to our residents regardless of their presenting conditions. Carmen, thank you for being present for all our residents. Congratulations!”

Administrator Bridget Zimmerman, MBA, LNHA, said, “We are so pleased that our Senior Nurse Executive, Dr. Carleen Evans, has partnered with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. This award showcases the clinical excellence, compassionate care and commitment of our Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses. We are proud to partner with The Daisy Foundation to continue to share the long-lasting positive impact of Wartburg Nurses. “

Following the ceremony award recognizing Carmen and her colleagues for their outstanding work in the healthcare profession, Wartburg CEO and President David J. Gentner, Ed. D said, “We are proud to be among the post-acute providers participating in The DAISY Award program. Nurses are heroes every day. It’s important that we recognize their work in this sector, and The DAISY Foundation provided another way for senior care and housing providers to do that.”

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 their 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, their continuing care approach has earned them a trusted reputation. 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 tenth consecutive year in 2021.

Website:www.wartburg.org

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mjdardano@gmail.com (Michael Dardano) Neighbors Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:36:25 -0400
The Osborn in Rye Announces Academic Achievement Awards https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4958-the-osborn-in-rye-announces-academic-achievement-awards4958-the-osborn-in-rye-announces-academic-achievement-awards https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4958-the-osborn-in-rye-announces-academic-achievement-awards4958-the-osborn-in-rye-announces-academic-achievement-awards

The Osborn senior living community’s Residents’ Association donated more than $50,000 in Academic Achievement Awards to employees’ children pursuing college degrees. The 44 scholarships of $1,200 each were recently presented at The Osborn’s monthly Residents’ Association meeting.

The Academic Achievement Awards program was initiated in 2002 by Dr. Edward Pasciuti, an educator and philanthropist who has been a resident of The Osborn’s Sterling Park Independent Living community for more than two decades. Through Dr. Pasciuti’s leadership and his committee’s efforts, The Osborn’s Residents’ Association has raised and distributed more than $500,000 in academic scholarships over the course of 20 years. The funds are donated by The Osborn’s Sterling Park residents and administered through The Osborn Foundation.

“My entire background is in education – nearly 40 years with the New Rochelle School District as an educator and counselor,” said Dr. Pasciuti. “I wanted to do something to carry on my life’s work in education and to help the children of Osborn employees – some of whom were the first in their families to attend college.”

Each year, the resident-led donation drive works to increase the number of students who are helped and the amount they receive. Current recipients of the award are eligible for all four years of their undergraduate education.

Osborn President and CEO Matthew G. Anderson commented, “Dr. Pasciuti’s energy and commitment to making a positive difference inspire all of us at The Osborn. The generosity that he and the other residents demonstrate through the Academic Achievement Awards means a great deal to our hardworking employees and their families.”

Dr. Pasciuti concluded, “These employees take care of us and this Academic Achievement program enables us to help them and their children. It’s a way of showing the next generation – our future leaders – that we appreciate them and want to help them further their education.”

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abell@30-ink.com (Leslie Wells) Places Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:35:49 -0400
White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars Returns to Kensico Dam Plaza https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4960-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza4960-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4960-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza4960-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza

Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative present the White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars, which kicks off with the musical comedy, Sing 2 (2021-PG) on Friday, July 15, at Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla. 

County Executive George Latimer said, “Outdoor movies bring back fond childhood memories. I hope Westchester County residents will start some treasured family traditions and take advantage of this wonderful program, which is possible thanks to our sponsors! 
 
Parks Commissioner, Kathleen O’Connor said, “Summertime is synonymous with outdoor movies, and Kensico’s great lawn is the perfect spot to enjoy a free movie with family and friends on a warm summer night.”
 
The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and movies begin at sundown. The event is rain or shine. Admission and parking are free. Moviegoers should bring blankets, folding chairs and a picnic. Refreshments will be available for sale.
 
The other movies in the series are:
  • Boss Baby 2: Family Business (2021-PG) on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021-PG 13) on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Glen Island Park , New Rochelle
  • The Addams Family 2 (2021-PG) on Friday, Oct. 21, at Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson
The White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative with Westchester Parks Foundation, and support from Westchester Talk Radio, 100.7 WHUD, 107.1 The Peak, Palisades Mazda, The Premier Collection, Look Dine-In Cinemas, Valley Bank, Hamlethub, Robison, LLP, Inspiria Outdoor Advertising, and Westchester Magazine.
 
Click here for details.
 
Movies may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions.
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kerry@ducey.org (Westchester.Gov) Events Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:14:00 -0400
MasterChef Junior Season Eight Winner and Scarsdale Resident Liya Joins All-new Cast for 2022 MasterChef Junior, Tour Stops in Stamford on October 11! https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4959-masterchef-junior-season-eight-winner-and-scarsdale-resident-liya-finalist-grayson-and-fan-favorites-a-dan-and-molly-announced-as-the-all-new-cast-for-the-2022-masterchef-junior-live-tour4959-masterchef-junior-season-eight-winner-and-scarsdale-resident-liya-finalist-grayson-and-fan-favorites-a-dan-and-molly-announced-as-the-all-new-cast-for-the-2022-masterchef-junior-live-tour https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4959-masterchef-junior-season-eight-winner-and-scarsdale-resident-liya-finalist-grayson-and-fan-favorites-a-dan-and-molly-announced-as-the-all-new-cast-for-the-2022-masterchef-junior-live-tour4959-masterchef-junior-season-eight-winner-and-scarsdale-resident-liya-finalist-grayson-and-fan-favorites-a-dan-and-molly-announced-as-the-all-new-cast-for-the-2022-masterchef-junior-live-tour

TCG Entertainment, the leader in live entertainment properties and touring productions, in association with Endemol Shine North America, producers of the FOX series MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, have announced the all-new cast for the 2022 MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE! Tour.

The 25+ city tour makes a stop in Stamford on October 11, 2022 at The Palace Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at www.palacestamford.org.

Season Eight Winner, Liya (of Scarsdale, NY), along with finalist Grayson and fan-favorites A’Dan and Molly will all hit the road with returning Host Mac Dassatti to serve up a perfectly balanced good time for fans of all ages.

SEE THE FULL 2022 MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE! CAST LIST HERE:

Name: Liya
Age: 13
Hometown: Scarsdale, NY

What you are looking forward to on MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE TOUR 2022?

I am so happy to be on the stage cooking again, and finally getting a chance to meet all our fans.

Name: Grayson

Age:  14

Hometown: Austin, TX

What you are looking forward to on MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE TOUR 2022: 
Reuniting with my MasterChef Junior castmates and cooking up great new dishes together! I'm also excited to travel and meet other kids who love to cook as much as I do.

Name: Molly

Age: 13 (Will be 14 in August)

Hometown: Springfield, MO

What are you looking forward to on MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE TOUR 2022?

Traveling to places I haven't been before, to cook in front of a live audience, to reunite with my friends, and to enjoy the experience.

Name: A’Dan

Age: 13

Hometown: Lilburn, GA

What you are looking forward to on MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE! 2022?

I'm looking forward to cooking on stage with my friends, meeting kids in the different states, sharing my culinary skills and experience, and giving fans a good time and great show.

Whether you’re a foodie or just a fan, the 2022 MasterChef Junior Live! tour will feature more mouth-watering cooking demonstrations and challenges to tickle your taste buds and funny bone. A limited number of VIP Packages will be available in all markets and will include signed merchandise and more. Exclusive MasterChef Junior Live! merchandise will also be available for purchase.

To purchase tickets and exclusive merchandise, visit www.MasterChefLiveTour.com.

Catch up on episodes of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR on FOX NOW, Hulu and Tubi.

About The Palace Theatre

The 1,630-seat Palace Theatre is dedicated to performing arts of all genres – music, dance, theatre and comedy. In addition to hosting world-renowned performers in each of those fields, the Palace partners with arts organizations like the Stamford Symphony and Connecticut Ballet for their performances. The Theatre’s three floors encompass a deeper-than-typical Broadway-size stage, a café, a Learning Center, a theatre-long art gallery and a magnificent glass-walled promenade. The Palace is dedicated to providing exciting entertainment that enriches the cultural, educational, economic, and social life of the community. For the latest news and updates, follow @ThePalaceTheatreStamford on Facebook and @PalaceStamford on Twitter.

 

About TCG Entertainment

TCG Entertainment is a leading producer of creative content for live entertainment properties and touring productions. Owning multiple intellectual properties, and partnering with top IP holders and studios, TCG has generated decades worth of live family entertainment. With a laundry list of productions enjoyed by millions of audience members around the globe, TCG is the leading authority in providing brands a visionary, one-stop source for live touring and experiences. Visit, TCGEnt.com for more information.

About Endemol Shine North America

Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. 

A division of Banijay, the world’s largest international content producer and distributor, subsidiary production companies in the U.S. include Authentic Entertainment, Truly Original, 51 Minds Entertainment, Bunim/Murray Productions, and Stephen David Entertainment. Its Endemol Shine Latino division oversees all original Spanish and Portuguese-language operations across Latin America, including Endemol Shine Brasil, Mexico City-based Endemol Shine Boomdog and Banijay Mexico and U.S. Hispanic.

Endemol Shine North America is behind such hit series as “Big Brother” (CBS), “MasterChef” (FOX), “MasterChef Junior” (FOX), “Wipeout” (TBS), “LEGO Masters” (FOX), "The Courtship" (USA/Peacock), "Foodtastic" (Disney+), "Married to Real Estate" (HGTV), “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo), “The Real Housewives of Potomac” (Bravo), “Below Deck” (Bravo), “Below Deck Mediterranean” (Bravo), “Below Deck Sailing Yacht” (Bravo), "Below Deck Down Under" (Peacock), “Swamp People” (History), “The Challenge” (MTV, Paramount+, CBS) and the upcoming launches of "The Surreal Life" (VH1), "The Real Housewives of Dubai" (Bravo) and “Ripley” (Showtime).

About MASTERCHEF JUNIOR

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, based on the hit FOX television show MASTERCHEF, blends exciting moments and inspirational stories with talented young contestants. Young home cooks face fun and technical challenges proving that when it comes to cooking, age doesn’t matter!

Produced by Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato, MASTERCHEF JUNIOR is based on a format created by Franc Roddam and Endemol Shine. Elisabeth Murdoch, Natalka Znak, Danny Schrader, Gordon Ramsay, Pat Llewellyn, Ben Adler, Sharon Levy and DJ Nurre serve as executive producers.

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kerry@ducey.org (Michelle Lauricella) Neighbors Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:06:51 -0400
Westchester resident Paul Asaro represents Team USA in Special Olympics, takes home Gold https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4957-westchester-resident-paul-asaro-represents-team-usa-in-special-olympics-takes-home-gold4957-westchester-resident-paul-asaro-represents-team-usa-in-special-olympics-takes-home-gold https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4957-westchester-resident-paul-asaro-represents-team-usa-in-special-olympics-takes-home-gold4957-westchester-resident-paul-asaro-represents-team-usa-in-special-olympics-takes-home-gold

Over 5,000 athletes and coaches arrived in Orlando, Florida on June 5 to compete in the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. Among them was star athlete Paul Asaro, of Eastchester, who has been a Special Olympics New York athlete since 1994 and a coach since 2008.

According to Asaro’s coach, Courtney Sim, the longtime athlete won two medals for his performance including the gold medal for the first-ever open swim competition and a silver medal in the Triathlon. 

“I’m beyond proud to have been part of his journey. He is an incredible athlete to coach!” said Coach Sim.

The open swim competition was on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at Luckys Lake in Central Florida. This was the first-ever Open Swim for the U.S. Special Olympics. “He edged out the competition for a gold medal with a time of 36:06!” explains Coach Sim.

Three’s a charm for this incredible athlete! Asaro’s triathlon performance was stellar. In the 440-yard swim, 10.8 Mille bike ride and 5k run, Asaro took home the Silver.

“The Triathlon was held in Clermont, Florida where Paul received the silver medal with a time of 1:33:35!” Coach Sim says.

Thank you for making New York and Eastchester proud, Paul! #ShineON!

Special Olympics USA featured musical guest Sara Bareilles, Presenting Partner Jersey Mike's Subs, Host Partner Walt Disney World and Global Broadcast Partner ESPN.

Learn more about this incredible athlete HERE.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Thu, 16 Jun 2022 08:20:51 -0400
Stand With Westchester County As We Gather Against Hate https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4955-stand-with-westchester-county-as-we-gather-against-hate4955-stand-with-westchester-county-as-we-gather-against-hate https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4955-stand-with-westchester-county-as-we-gather-against-hate4955-stand-with-westchester-county-as-we-gather-against-hate

GATHER AGAINST HATE!

Join the Westchester County community as they come together as one "United Against Hate!" in all forms!

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15th from 4 to 5 P.M.

RICHARD J. DARONCO WESTCHESTER COUNTY COURTHOUSE

111 DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

WHITE PLAINS NY, 10601 (Rain Date. June 16)

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kerry@ducey.org (Westchester County) Events Wed, 08 Jun 2022 08:58:49 -0400
Westchester High School Student Creates a Dance Costume Drive https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4951-westchester-high-school-student-creates-a-dance-costume-drive4951-westchester-high-school-student-creates-a-dance-costume-drive https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4951-westchester-high-school-student-creates-a-dance-costume-drive4951-westchester-high-school-student-creates-a-dance-costume-drive

“Give your dance costume a second life for a dancer who will shine in it just as you did”

Isabel Lavery, a junior at Croton-Harmon High School has created a dance costume drive she calls “Star2Star” to collect new and gently used dance costumes to help dedicated dance students in need look great and feel more confident when they perform.

Isabel has enlisted the support of Repertoire Dance Shop at 65 Garth Road in Scarsdale and Ms. Dancewear & Footwear Boutique at 1870 East Main Street in Mohegan Lake as collection points where parents and dancers can drop off costumes that they want to donate.  

Isabel is looking to collect lightly used dance costumes for all genders from child to adult sizes and she is also collecting leotards that are in good shape.

As Isabel says, “So many dancers and families have old costumes that are barely wore, sitting in their closets for years. By donating these costumes, you are giving them a second life, and helping others in the dance community!”

Isabel has partnered with ArtsWestschester, Westchester’s leading non-profit organization to support the Arts in the area, to help coordinate the distribution of the donated dance costumes to dance schools located in Yonkers and Mount Vernon.

As the pandemic disrupted life and made finances challenging for so many families, and with inflation on the rise, increasing the cost of costumes and dance gear, Isabel’s goal is to help students perform without worrying about typical costs, landing them a dance costume before they take the stage. Isabel says, “I remember how excited and confident I felt trying on costumes for my first performance. With Star 2 Star, I hope to help others and give back to dance which has been such a big part of my life.”

Isabel has also set up an email address where she can be contacted to answer any questions that parents or dancers might have. She can be contacted at star2star.dcd@gmail.com. If dance schools or dance companies have large donations, they are encouraged to contact the shop first, or reach out to Isabel directly via her email address.

Isabel’s dance costume drive is running now through Wednesday, May 25th, so that costumes can be distributed before year-end recitals in late Spring.

As Isabel says, “I have danced since I was 4 at schools in Westchester and in the city and have seen how costumes can make the production. I decided to start this project because I have many costumes hanging in my closet that I will never fit into again that have accumulated since my first performance, when I was dressed up as a sequined puppy! Donating these costumes gives them a second life and helps others who will use them. I hope that the future stars who get these costumes love them as much as the stars who donated them!”

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Wed, 04 May 2022 13:44:26 -0400
United Way of Westchester and Putnam awards $1.5 million in grants and other community impact https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/charities/4949-united-way-of-westchester-and-putnam-awards-1-5-million-in-grants-and-other-community-impact4949-united-way-of-westchester-and-putnam-awards-1-5-million-in-grants-and-other-community-impact https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/charities/4949-united-way-of-westchester-and-putnam-awards-1-5-million-in-grants-and-other-community-impact4949-united-way-of-westchester-and-putnam-awards-1-5-million-in-grants-and-other-community-impact

United Way of Westchester and Putnam announced the awarding of $1.5 million in funding from Phase 39 and Phase ARPA-R of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program to Westchester County nonprofits.
 
“Housing and food insecurity still plague many residents in Westchester County,” said United Way President and CEO Tom Gabriel. “In response, the United Way is honored to administer $1.5 million in Emergency Food and Shelter funding to help our nonprofit partners address the basic human needs of hundreds of thousands of families in our community.”
 
This program, which is administered locally by United Way of Westchester and Putnam, provides federal funding to extend currently available services for the hungry and homeless.
 
The organizations awarded funds include:
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kerry@ducey.org (United Way of of Westchester and Putnam) Charities Wed, 06 Apr 2022 12:05:06 -0400
High school students from Westchester and Putnam counties will represent the region at national and international science and engineering competitions https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4948-high-school-students-from-westchester-and-putnam-counties-will-represent-the-region-at-national-and-international-science-and-engineering-competitions4948-high-school-students-from-westchester-and-putnam-counties-will-represent-the-region-at-national-and-international-science-and-engineering-competitions https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4948-high-school-students-from-westchester-and-putnam-counties-will-represent-the-region-at-national-and-international-science-and-engineering-competitions4948-high-school-students-from-westchester-and-putnam-counties-will-represent-the-region-at-national-and-international-science-and-engineering-competitions

35 local high school students from Westchester and Putnam counties will represent the region at national and international science and engineering competitions after advancing at the 21st annual Regeneron Westchester (and Putnam) Science & Engineering Fair (WESEF).

Winners were announced at a celebratory awards ceremony at Somers High School on March 24. In addition, approximately 200 students were recognized with top awards and prizes.

On March 19 and 20, participants, mostly seniors and juniors from Westchester and Putnam counties, showcased their multi-year science research projects virtually to judges during the science fair competition.

Twenty students won spots to compete at the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF), the largest international science fair in the world. ISEF will be held May 7 – 13 in Atlanta, GA, and will bring together more than 1,800 science fair winners from over 75 countries in a hybrid format.

ISEF Finalists include:

High School

Last Name

First Name

Title of Your Research

Ardsley

Rappaport

Blake

Post-SARS-CoV-2 Symptoms and Conditions In Patients Aged 18 and Older

Byram Hills

Bachmann

Edith

Tell me a story: The effects of storytelling vs. story-reading on the executive functions of fourth graders

Byram Hills

Blackmar

Jack

“Keep your eye on the ball”: A comparative study of the visual tracking accuracy of baseball batters and non-athletes during knuckleball tracking.

Byram Hills

Colabello

Gabriella

Investigating the unexplored genome: Evaluating the role of the long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) Morrbid in the development of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Edgemont

Musti

Anisha

Quantum Teleportation on Novel Qubits

Hackley

Lee

Maxwel

The Effect of Hordeum vulgare l. Extract and Phragmites australis Extract on the Growth of Cyanobacteria in a Freshwater Environment

Harrison

Blaustein

Mai

Identification of Chemical Contaminants in Spiked Beverages with the use of Infrared Spectroscopy through Development of Inexpensive and Inconspicuous Device to Identify Date-Rape Drugs

Harrison

Kelly

Jack

Quantifying Linguistic Polarization for Congressional Representatives Facing Primary Challengers: A Random Effects Logit Regression Approach

Hastings

Rubin

Charlotte

The Effect of N-methyl D-aspartate Receptor Shutdown on Neural Stem Cell Proliferation in Zebrafish Larvae

Horace Greeley

Wang

Benjamin

Assessing the role of constitutive JAK/STAT signaling in JAK-p53 post-MPN leukemia cell maintenance using a novel knock-in/knock-out mouse model of JAK2V617F

Mamaroneck

Goswami

Tista

SMART-Screen: A Point-of-Care COVID-19 Active Replication Detection System

Ossining

Osgood

Orlando

Assessing the Distribution of Excessive Noise Exposure and the Risk of Tinnitus Onset in Opera, Orchestra, and High School Musicians.

Ossining

Song

Aaron

Elucidating Terrestrial Optical Refrigeration Through Transpiration in Rhizophora mangle and Chlorophyll a Fluorescence in Low-Polarity Mediums

Ossining

Wasilenko

Katelyn

Pediatric BMSC Exosome Treatment Requires Interaction with Bone Tissue Defect Environment to Improve Bone Repair

Pelham Memorial

Meyerson

Julia

Autonomous UGV Inspection and Monitoring of Electrical Substations

Pelham Memorial

Pollock

Olivia

Developing and Assessing Fucose-Based Water-Soluble Bioplastics

Pelham Memorial

Sherbansky

Leah

Diagnostic Accuracy of Deep Learning's Computational Photography in the Morphology of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Somers

Dodd

Emily

Altered Homer1b/c Volumes and mGluR1/5-Homer1b/c Colocalization in Parkinson’s Disease-Linked LRRK2 G2019S mice

Westlake

Clarke

Michael

Evaluating the Efficacy of Organic Management Methods on Invasive Japanese Stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum)

Westlake

Kelly

Christina

A Novel Investigation of the Effects of EphA4 on Axon Regeneration in the Spinal Cord

 

Fifteen students won a spot at the International Genius Olympiad, where more than 500 students from over 70 countries will compete with projects focused on sustainability in the areas of energy, environment, engineering and global health. The International Genius Olympiad will take place [virtually] in early June [Rochester, NY].

International Genius Olympiad Finalists include:

School

Category

Student Name

Ardsley

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Alicia Chang

Ardsley

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Grace Zhou

Edgemont

Environmental Sciences

Yansi Foong

Hackley

Medicine and Health Sciences

Noah Nager

Mahopac

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Sydney Mascoll

New Rochelle

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Anna Barlis

Ossining

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Julia Laurentowski

Ossining

Animal Sciences

Shae Shandroff

Pleasantville

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Mia Hoxhaj

Putnam Valley

Plant Sciences

Tara Dolack

Rye Country Day

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Aadi Bhattacharya

Scarsdale

Medicine and Health Sciences

Jaden Tepper

Somers

Environmental Sciences

Zoe Gutherman

Westlake

Medicine and Health Sciences

Rachel Thomas

Yorktown

Medicine and Health Sciences

Raka Bose

See the complete list of all category and special award winners in Westchester and Putnam Counties, HERE.

The Regeneron - Westchester Science and Engineering Fair, is made possible by the generous contributions of local corporations including Regeneron PharmaceuticalsCon Edison and Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation,. Additional sponsors include Westchester Academy of MedicineCarl Zeiss MicroscopyMomentive Performance Materials and others. In total, the sponsors have donated over $150,000 for this year’s event, enabling WESEF to award nearly 60 percent of all students with some form of recognition. 

For more information and schedules, visit www.wesef.org.

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kerry@ducey.org ( Michael Blueglass) Neighbors Tue, 29 Mar 2022 12:39:10 -0400
The Aldrich Taps NYC Emerging Female Artists for 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone Opens June 6 at The Aldrich https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/life/4947-52-artists-a-feminist-milestone-opens-june-6-at-the-aldrich4947-52-artists-a-feminist-milestone-opens-june-6-at-the-aldrich https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/life/4947-52-artists-a-feminist-milestone-opens-june-6-at-the-aldrich4947-52-artists-a-feminist-milestone-opens-june-6-at-the-aldrich

52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone - June 4, 2022 to January 8, 2023

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to announce the list of twenty-six emerging artists participating in the landmark presentation of 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone, on view June 4, 2022 to January 8, 2023.

The exhibition celebrates the fifty-first anniversary of the historic exhibition Twenty Six Contemporary Women Artists, curated by Lucy R. Lippard and presented at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in 1971.

52 Artists will showcase work by the artists included in the original 1971 exhibition, alongside a new roster of twenty-six female identifying or nonbinary emerging artists that were born in or after 1980, tracking the evolution of feminist art practices over the past five decades. The new generation of artists included in the exhibition are:

Leilah Babirye
Phoebe Berglund
LaKela Brown
Lea Cetera
Susan Chen
Pamela Council
Lizania Cruz
Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski
Florencia Escudero
Alanna Fields
Emilie L. Gossiaux
Ilana Harris-Babou
Loie Hollowell
Maryam Hoseini
Hannah Levy
Catalina Ouyang
Anna Park
Erin M. Riley
LJ Roberts
Aya Rodriguez-Izumi
Aliza Shvarts
Astrid Terrazas
Tourmaline
Rachel Eulena Williams
Kiyan Williams
Stella Zhong

The new artists, who are all based in New York City, will have not had a major solo museum exhibition in the United States as of March 1, 2022, aligning both with The Aldrich’s mission of representing the work of emerging artists and with Lippard’s original mandate for the 1971 exhibition.

“This group of 26 emerging artists reflect the revolutionary advancement of feminist art practices over half a century and exhibit a diversity of experiences and a multiplicity of sensibilities united by a twenty-first century feminist expression that is inclusive, expansive, elastic, and free,” said The Aldrich’s Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart, who curated the contemporary selection.

52 Artists will encompass the entirety of the Museum (approx. 8,000 sq. ft)—the first exhibition to do so since The Aldrich’s new building was inaugurated in 2004. The exhibition is organized by The Aldrich’s Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart and independent curator Alexandra Schwartz, with The Aldrich’s Curatorial Assistant Caitlin Monachino.

“52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone is one of our most ambitious exhibitions to date,” said Cybele Maylone, Executive Director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. “The exhibition charts the Museum’s commitment to emerging and underrepresented artists over time, and offers an unparalleled opportunity for vital scholarship about the historic legacy of the 1971 exhibition. We are delighted to bring together this exceptional roster of artists for this timely and important show.”

On view at The Aldrich from April 18 to June 13, 1971, Twenty Six Contemporary Women Artists was organized by writer, art critic, activist, and curator Lucy R. Lippard, who viewed curating this landmark exhibition as an activist gesture. In its catalogue, she states: “I took on this show because I knew there were many women artists whose work was as good or better than that currently being shown, but who, because of the prevailingly discriminatory policies of most galleries and museums, can rarely get anyone to visit their studios or take them as seriously as their male counterparts.” With this exhibition, Lippard arguably founded feminist curatorial practice in this country.

52 Artists will survey this landmark exhibition, including works of art from the original exhibition and recreations of some of the more ephemeral pieces, and, if neither are available, related works from the same period. The exhibition will also include recent works by many of the original artists, examining how their practices have evolved over the past fifty years. By showing the original group alongside emerging artists of today, the exhibition will testify both to the historic impact of Lippard’s milestone exhibition and the influence of the original twenty-six artists she presented at The Aldrich on a new generation of artists.

Lippard’s original 1971 exhibition at The Aldrich was one of the first institutional responses to the issue of women artists’ invisibility in museums and galleries. More specifically, the show offered a rejoinder to the protests by the Ad Hoc Women Artists Committee (founded by Poppy Johnson, Brenda Miller, Faith Ringgold, and Lucy Lippard) over the absence of women in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s 1970 Sculpture Annual. Twenty Six Contemporary Women Artists opened the floodgates to a host of other feminist exhibitions throughout the 1970s, signaling Lippard’s emergence as a visionary feminist curator and critic and marking the debut of many groundbreaking artists. 52 Artists not only celebrates this radical exhibition but underscores its ongoing influence on future generations of artists.

The original 1971 catalogue was designed by architect and scholar Susana Torre. A new, 200-page softcover book designed by Gretchen Kraus, The Aldrich’s Design Director, and co-published with Gregory R. Miller & Co., will accompany the exhibition. This significant catalogue will include new essays by Lippard, Smith-Stewart, and Schwartz, as well as rare historical documentation of the original exhibition, images, installation views, and checklists from both the 1971 and 2022 shows.
Participants:

Leilah Babirye (b. 1985)
Phoebe Berglund (b. 1980)
LaKela Brown (b. 1982)
Lea Cetera (b. 1983)
Susan Chen (b. 1992)
Pamela Council (b. 1986)
Lizania Cruz (b. 1983)
Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski (b. 1985)
Florencia Escudero (b. 1987)
Alanna Fields (b. 1990)
Emilie L. Gossiaux (b. 1989)
Ilana Harris-Babou (b. 1991)
Loie Hollowell (b. 1983)
Maryam Hoseini (b. 1988)
Hannah Levy (b. 1991)
Catalina Ouyang (b. 1993)
Anna Park (b. 1996)
Erin M. Riley (b. 1985)
LJ Roberts (b. 1980)
Aya Rodriguez-Izumi (b. 1986)
Aliza Shvarts (b. 1986)
Astrid Terrazas (b. 1996)
Tourmaline (b. 1983)
Rachel Eulena Williams (b. 1991)
Kiyan Williams (b. 1991)
Stella Zhong (b. 1993)

The artists whose work was presented in the original 1971 exhibition are as follows. All but three of the original twenty-six artists will have work included in 52 Artists (*Starred artists are not participating):

Cecile Abish (b. 1926)
Alice Aycock (b. 1946)
Cynthia Carlson (b. 1942)
Sue Ann Childress* (b. 1947)
Glorianna Davenport* (b. 1944)
Susan Hall (b. 1943)
Mary Heilmann (b. 1940)
Audrey Hemenway (1930-2008)
Laurace James (b. 1936)
Mablen Jones (1943-2021)
Carol Kinne (1942-2016)
Christine Kozlov (1945-2005)
Brenda Miller (b. 1941)
Mary Miss (b. 1944)
Dona Nelson (b. 1947)
Louise Parks* (b. 1944)
Shirley Pettibone (1936-2011)
Howardena Pindell (b. 1943)
Adrian Piper (b. 1948)
Sylvia Plimack Mangold (b. 1938)
Reeva Potoff (b. 1941)
Paula Tavins (1936-2019)
Merrill Wagner (b. 1935)
Grace Bakst Wapner (b. 1934)
Jackie Winsor (b. 1941)
Barbara Zucker (b. 1940)

To view additional images visit The Aldrich online here.

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kerry@ducey.org (The Aldrich) Life Tue, 29 Mar 2022 09:19:30 -0400
Visions of Home Lands art exhibition benefits Hearts & Homes for Refugees, original paintings by Lori Kapner Hosp https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4941-visions-of-home-lands-art-exhibition-to-benefit-hearts-homes-for-refugees-original-paintings-by-lori-kapner-hosp4941-visions-of-home-lands-art-exhibition-to-benefit-hearts-homes-for-refugees-original-paintings-by-lori-kapner-hosp https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4941-visions-of-home-lands-art-exhibition-to-benefit-hearts-homes-for-refugees-original-paintings-by-lori-kapner-hosp4941-visions-of-home-lands-art-exhibition-to-benefit-hearts-homes-for-refugees-original-paintings-by-lori-kapner-hosp

‘Visions of Home Lands’ Art Exhibition To Benefit Hearts & Homes for Refugees Original Paintings by Lori Kapner Hosp White Plains Library Museum Gallery, April 3 - May 27 Opening Reception: April 3, 2022, 1:00 - 4:00 P.M.

A collection of original paintings, entitled “Visions of Home Lands”, by local artist and Hearts & Homes for Refugees Board member Lori Kapner Hosp will be on exhibition at the White Plains Library Museum Gallery from April 3 through May 27, 2022.

Proceeds from the sale of paintings will go to Westchester-based Hearts & Homes for Refugees (www.HeartsandHomesforRefugees.org), an organization that welcomes, assists and advocates for refugee families in the region.

“My paintings are an homage to the bravery, kindness and exuberance of our new neighbors who bring so much to our communities. Each piece in the ‘Visions of Home Lands’ collection offers a narrative about the people, traditions or culture of the country it represents, and celebrates the beauty and richness of the worlds from which many of us come”, Hosp explains. (More information about Hosp and her artwork is available HERE.

Hosp began painting for personal enjoyment but in recent years undertook new works with a specific purpose: to assist refugees and asylees in our communities to become self-sufficient in their new home land. Both the refugee families and the dedicated volunteers whom she has met, through her work as a volunteer and Board member of Hearts & Homes for Refugees, inspired and informed this work.

An opening reception will be held on Sunday April 3, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

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kerry@ducey.org (Hearts & Homes for Refugees) Neighbors Mon, 28 Feb 2022 08:52:20 -0500
Music is Science Family Concert presented by Orchestra 914 at Chappac on March 5 https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4940-music-is-science-family-concert-presented-by-orchestra-914-at-chappac-on-march-54940-music-is-science-family-concert-presented-by-orchestra-914-at-chappac-on-march-5 https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4940-music-is-science-family-concert-presented-by-orchestra-914-at-chappac-on-march-54940-music-is-science-family-concert-presented-by-orchestra-914-at-chappac-on-march-5

Orchestra 914 will present its first family concert of the season, Music is Science, on Saturday, March 5 at 3 pm at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center (Chappac).
 
The Music is Science program will be presented by Dr. Patrick Herak, Senior Lecturer, Department of Engineering, Ohio State and guest conductor Douglas Droste, Director of Orchestras at Ball State, Indiana. This interactive concert, geared to children ages 6-12,  introduces them to the orchestra and how scientific  principles apply to the mechanics and sounds of musical instruments and answers the question…what does science have to do with music? 
 
"So many times in school (elementary, middle and high) our learning and understanding of the world is compartmentalized into 45 or 50 minute blocks limited to one subject. Unless you become a teacher, the world does not fit into that mold. Sure we have meetings, but they are often in interdisciplinary teams and only a fraction of our day. Professional musicians like Orchestra 914 (and your guest conductor, Douglas Droste) are not only great musicians but a different kind of scientist in their own right,” says Dr. Herak.  “The data they take in each moment of a performance has to be analyzed in real time. They use tools like tuners and metronomes to collect data and inform what they do. However, data and science are not the end all be all or we'd be listening to computerized music. It's so important that we use science to inform decisions because (as we've seen with COVID) science is not just the content base we are often meant to believe, but just as much the process that informs what we do."
 
Orchestra 914, formerly The Chappaqua Orchestra, seeks to expand the classical music experience for diverse audiences in the Hudson Valley through creative, educational, and community programming with the highest level of artistic integrity. Orchestra 914 is  based in Pleasantville, NY with Russell Ger as its new Music Director, as part of its goal to widen its geographic scope and to bring an inclusive and unexpected array of live classical music to audiences throughout Westchester, helping to build a community of music lovers of all ages and backgrounds. Tickets and information for the March 5 concert are available at www.orchestra914.org.
 
Following NYS Covid guidelines, all guests must provide proof of vaccination and are required to wear masks in the theater.
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kerry@ducey.org (Elise Levine Cooper) Events Mon, 28 Feb 2022 08:45:44 -0500
John Oates (of Hall & Oates) Offers a Rare, Intimate Duo Performance With Guthrie Trapp at The Ridgefield Playhouse https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4938-john-oates-of-hall-oates-offers-a-rare-intimate-duo-performance-with-guthrie-trapp-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse4938-john-oates-of-hall-oates-offers-a-rare-intimate-duo-performance-with-guthrie-trapp-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4938-john-oates-of-hall-oates-offers-a-rare-intimate-duo-performance-with-guthrie-trapp-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse4938-john-oates-of-hall-oates-offers-a-rare-intimate-duo-performance-with-guthrie-trapp-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse

John Oates is one half of the best selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, and now he’s flexing his chops as a solo artist in a rare and intimate performance at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, March 20th. The show is a different kind of duo: Oates is joined by guitar sensation Guthrie Trapp for “An Evening Of Songs And Stories,” and the two artists will perform Hall & Oates classics and some chestnuts from the blues and roots music that inspire them.

Get tickets to John Oates (of Hall & Oates): An Evening of Stories and Songs (with Guthrie Trapp) at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, March 20th at 8pm.

In addition to his work with Hall & Oates, the legendary pop duo that dominated charts and won hearts for decades, John has recorded seven solo albums, produced a DVD docu-concert called “Another Good Road” and authored a best-selling memoir titled “Change of Seasons.” He curated and produced the “7908 Aspen Songwriters Festival” which was held at the Historic Wheeler Opera House in Aspen Colorado from 2010 to 2012 and featured an impressive list of performers such as: Allen Toussaint, Keb Mo, Kenny Loggins, Sam Bush, Shawn Colvin, Matt Nathanson, Bob Scheneider, and J.D. Souther.

Joining John Oates to add to the proceedings is Guthrie Trapp, one of Nashville’s preeminent guitar talents. Trapp is at home with all styles of music and is a naturally soulful and energetic player, providing a depth of texture and an endlessly creative musical foil for Oates. He has worked with artists such as Garth Brooks, John Oates, Alison Krauss, Billy Gibbons, Dolly Parton, Lyle Lovett, Dennis Quaid, Randy Travis, Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood, Travis Tritt, Patty Loveless and George Jones…to name just a few.

 

Part of the Pepsi Rock Series Driven by North American Motor Car. The media sponsor for this event is WFUV. Visit Eddie’s Pizza & Pasta the night of the show and enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine with your entree when tickets are presented! For more information or to purchase touchless print at home tickets ($70) go online at www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or visit or call the box office at (203) 438-5795. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge Road, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT and is committed to keeping the arts alive and available to all.

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lisa.barrett@ridgefieldplayhouse.org (The Ridgefield Playhouse) Events Tue, 22 Feb 2022 11:36:26 -0500
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Launches Outpatient Orthopedic & Sports Therapy Site https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/life/4934-burke-rehabilitation-hospital-launches-outpatient-orthopedic-sports-therapy-site4934-burke-rehabilitation-hospital-launches-outpatient-orthopedic-sports-therapy-site https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/life/4934-burke-rehabilitation-hospital-launches-outpatient-orthopedic-sports-therapy-site4934-burke-rehabilitation-hospital-launches-outpatient-orthopedic-sports-therapy-site

Burke Rehabilitation has expanded its outpatient therapy services with the opening of a newly renovated site in the Billings Building, first floor, on its White Plains campus. The Billings Outpatient Orthopedic and Sports Therapy location serves patients with musculoskeletal and orthopedic diagnoses, including those in need of post-operative care.

The 3,400-square-foot space is brightly lit and open, providing an ideal environment for therapists to work one-on-one with individual patients for 45-minute sessions. Each patient receives a comprehensive evaluation and then an individualized plan of therapy is implemented.

The Billings Outpatient Orthopedic and Sports Therapy site is outfitted with cardiovascular equipment including a treadmill, recumbent bicycle, upper arm ergometer, NuStep and an elliptical machine, as well as other strength training pieces. In addition, there is a Biodex balance system for patients to improve agility and balance. Therapists offer various modalities including moist heat therapy, cold therapy, ultrasound and electrotherapy, along with other therapy accessories to support overall strengthening, flexibility, balance and function.

“We are very proud to continue expansion of Outpatient Therapy Services on the main campus,” said Burke’s Supervisor of White Plains Outpatient Facilities Barrie Arth. “It is conveniently located adjacent to the Medical Specialists Practice, situated on our well-known White Plains campus, and offers plenty of free parking.” Arth continued, “We hope to serve patients whose needs range from sports injuries and post-operative care to the ‘weekend warrior.’ This includes individuals with chronic orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions.  Our goal is always to help patients reach their maximum potential and provide outstanding hands-on care.”

An appointment and a referral from a physician are required for patients to receive treatment.  The location is staffed with highly trained physical therapists who specialize in treating musculoskeletal and orthopedic diagnoses.

The new addition complements Burke’s robust outpatient therapy programs located in communities throughout Westchester County and in the Bronx. Burke’s services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech, language and swallowing therapy, concussion management and other specialty therapies.

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abell@30-ink.com (Leslie Wells) Life Thu, 10 Feb 2022 13:30:52 -0500