Harrison's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison Fri, 02 Dec 2022 11:40:57 -0500 HamletHub.com Celebrating 60 Years of the Armonk Outdoor Art Show https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4975-celebrating-60-years-of-the-armonk-outdoor-art-show4975-celebrating-60-years-of-the-armonk-outdoor-art-show https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4975-celebrating-60-years-of-the-armonk-outdoor-art-show4975-celebrating-60-years-of-the-armonk-outdoor-art-show

The Armonk Outdoor Art Show will celebrate six decades of fine art and fine crafts this fall on Saturday, October 1 through Sunday, October 2.

The Armonk Outdoor Art Show will celebrate six decades of fine art and fine crafts this fall on Saturday, October 1 through Sunday, October 2. It’s an incredible milestone for this nonprofit, annual show, marking sixty years of raising funds for the Friends of the North Castle Public Library, Inc.

As visitors enjoy the exceptional artists, large selection of food and drink, and complimentary children’s activities, they are helping to support the library’s vibrant educational and entertainmentprograms at the same time.

When art show volunteers set up for that first show on the lawn of Armonk’s Methodist Church in 1961, they could not have envisioned the 9,000 visitors that would one day flock to Community Park’s field each year. Sixty years later the Armonk Outdoor Art Show remains almost entirely volunteer-run and offers the perfect community activity to enjoy on a fall day!

Consistently ranked among the top fine art and fine crafts show in the nation, our jury carefully selects approximately 140 artists each year from close to 600 applicants. The show’s chosen exhibitors are innovators in their fields, representing twelve different mediums including: oils/acrylics/watercolors, mixed media, printmaking/drawing/pastels, sculpture, photography/digital art, wearable art, and fine crafts. This extensive variety of mediums, styles, and price points ensures that all visitors can discover a piece that they just can’t live without.

New for this year’s 60th anniversary show is a specially commissioned exhibition entitled “The Art of Storytelling,” featuring work that utilizes a book as the artist’s “canvas.” This exhibition celebrates the connection between our art show and our local North Castle Public Library, highlighting the library’s vital role within our community. Just as art can elicit powerful emotions and transport the viewer to a world of
imagination, so too do the stories that are found in our favorite books. These compelling pieces will be auctioned to benefit the Friends of the North Castle Public Library, Inc.

Key Details:
• Saturday & Sunday, October 1 and 2 from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Rain or Shine
• Community Park, 205 Business Park Drive, Armonk, NY 10504
• ArmonkOutdoorArtShow.org showcases each artist exhibiting this fall
• Tickets go on sale in August and can be purchased through our website
• Follow us @ArmonkOutdoorArtShow for inspiration, announcements, and previews of our artists.

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kerry@ducey.org (Nicole Blum) Events Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:44:56 -0400
White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars Continues on Saturday with Spider-man: No Way Home https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4971-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-spider-man-no-way-home4971-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-spider-man-no-way-home https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4971-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-spider-man-no-way-home4971-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-spider-man-no-way-home

White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative continues with the family comedy, Spider-man: No Way Home (2021-PG13) on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle.

County Executive George Latimer said, “What better way to end a week back in school then with an outdoor movie with your closest friends and family. Join us for a crisp Saturday night under the stars filled with fantasy, action and adventure!”

Parks Commissioner, Kathleen O’Connor said, “Even though summer is coming to an end, we still have fun-filled fall events planned! Take this opportunity to spend another lovely evening in our parks.”

The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and movies begin at sundown. 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 final movie in the series is 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 Inc with Westchester Parks Foundation, and support from Westchester Talk Radio100.7 WHUD107.1 The PeakPalisades MazdaThe Premier CollectionLook CinemasValley Bank, HamletHub, Robison OilInspiria Outdoor, and Westchester Magazine.   

Movies may be cancelled due to inclement weather conditions.

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kerry@ducey.org (Westchester County) Events Mon, 12 Sep 2022 04:43:56 -0400
Artwork Fosters Healing at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4965-artwork-fosters-healing-at-burke-rehabilitation-hospital4965-artwork-fosters-healing-at-burke-rehabilitation-hospital https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4965-artwork-fosters-healing-at-burke-rehabilitation-hospital4965-artwork-fosters-healing-at-burke-rehabilitation-hospital

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital demonstrates its commitment to treating the whole person by displaying art installations in its inpatient and outpatient settings. The restorative quality of art reinforces the treatment provided by Burke’s highly trained therapists.

According to Jodi Moise, the Director of The Fine Art Program and Collection at Montefiore Medicine, art humanizes the patient experience and supports Burke’s mission by addressing emotional and physical needs. The art program fosters a healing environment in service to patients, visitors, and staff. “Studies show that art, especially pieces that reflect nature or floral themes, promotes health and healing,” she said. “At Burke, we also choose art that incorporates movement to further its rehabilitative mission.”

A recent addition to the Burke campus, entitled Celebrate, is a series of four paintings in the Burke CARES Staff Lounge. Artist Jennifer Glover Riggs experimented with bright and joyful colors to foster an optimistic feeling that brighter days always lie ahead.

Another example, Infusions by artist Jamie Harris, adorns The Bonnie and Tom Grace SCI/Neurorehabilitation Gym. This artwork, spanning 31 feet, creates an atmosphere of encouragement by employing uplifting colors and imagery that projects a sense of motion.

According to Burke’s Vice President of Inpatient Rehabilitation Sandra Alexandrou, PT, MBA, “When someone enters the Bonnie and Tom Grace Gym, especially for the first time, they are immediately captivated by this beautiful piece of art which highly complements this already impressive space.” Alexandrou also noted, “For those individuals receiving therapy in the gym and for the employees, the sense of movement and transition captured by the art communicates the essence of rehabilitation in such a graceful manner and raises the spirits of everyone who spends time in the gym.”

The collections are curated to enhance the unique characteristics of each location. Rachel Hellman’s mural, Light Paths, consists of shifting panes of warm and cool colors that are inspired by Burke’s landscape. Sited in the Outpatient Gym in White Plains, this mural creates a positive environment that encourages patients along their rehabilitative journey. The artwork enriches this newly renovated space outfitted with modern technology.

Burke’s locations throughout Westchester and the Bronx also incorporate art to continue this restorative mission.

Moise concluded, “When I curate art for Burke, my hope is for everyone to experience the artwork as they move through our various facilities and that it transforms the experience of their rehabilitation process.”

Burke Rehabilitation is a not-for-profit healthcare organization devoted solely to acute physical rehabilitation. Its main campus is located in White Plains, NY. Founded in 1915 through an endowment from philanthropist John Masterson Burke, it has been a member of the Montefiore Health System since 2016. Burke operates the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to adult and adolescent rehabilitation medicine. Burke also offers therapeutic care in locations throughout Westchester County, the Hudson Valley, and the Bronx for those who have experienced injuries, surgery, or chronic conditions, from the simple to the very complex.

For additional information, please visit burke.org.

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abell@30-ink.com (Leslie Wells) Places Tue, 16 Aug 2022 12:40:45 -0400
Kaplan Educational Foundation Announces 2022 College Acceptances https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4963-kaplan-educational-foundation-announces-2022-college-acceptances4963-kaplan-educational-foundation-announces-2022-college-acceptances https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4963-kaplan-educational-foundation-announces-2022-college-acceptances4963-kaplan-educational-foundation-announces-2022-college-acceptances

Leadership Program Helps Community College Students Transfer and Earn Four-Year Degrees From Top Colleges and Universities

 The Kaplan Educational Foundation (KEF) celebrates the latest college acceptances from their 15th cohort of  scholars in the Kaplan Leadership Program.  

Established in 2006, the Kaplan Leadership Program helps high-potential, low-income and underrepresented community college students complete their associate's degree, successfully transfer and go on to earn a four-year bachelor's degree at the nation's most highly-selective schools. The program focuses on a holistic approach – providing extensive tutoring, academic advisement services, leadership and career training, stipends for living expenses, and other resources and support to help them expand their personal goals, and eventually attain leadership roles in their professions and communities. 

The 2022 Kaplan Leadership Scholars and their college acceptances: 

  • Marlon Arteaga, Union County College -  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Elhadj Barry, Bronx Community College - Brown University

  • Angel Beebe, Hudson County Community College - Smith College

  • Fambougouri Diane, Bronx Community College - Tufts University

  • Aïssata Diop, Bronx Community College -  Smith College

  • Sybel Francois, Union County College - Claremont McKenna College

  • Raquel Hernandez, Borough of Manhattan Community College - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

  • Quiana James - Borough of Manhattan Community College - New York University

  • Belicia Kensah - Union County College - Rutgers University - New Brunswick

  • Gabriel Morillo - Bronx Community College - Haverford College

  • Ndongo Njie - Hostos Community College - Princeton University

Students also received acceptances from Pomona College, Mt. Holyoke College, Occidental College, University of Rochester, University of Michigan, and Wellesley College.

Since KEF’s inception, Kaplan Leadership Scholars have been accepted to the country’s most competitive schools. This year, KEF has its first acceptances to Princeton University and Haverford College. Eighty-seven percent of Kaplan Scholars earn a bachelor’s degree. 

"While COVID-19 continued to create challenges for our scholars, given the fact that the diverse and resilient talent that the nation needs to fuel the economy can be found in our community colleges, we felt it was particularly important that we remain committed to our mission and celebrate the achievements of our students at this time,” says Nolvia Delgado, Executive Director of KEF. “This year’s cohort continues to represent the wide diversity that exists in U.S. community colleges, including non-traditional age students, recent immigrants, first-generation and ESL learners, and others pursuing degrees in education, STEM, computer science, medicine, law and other fields. We’re excited to continue to remove barriers and provide greater access to higher education for talented, motivated individuals."

For more information on the Kaplan Leadership Scholars and how to apply to be a scholar:

http://www.kaplanedlfoundation.org

 

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annabelle@vsk-publicrelations.com (Annabelle Wang) Neighbors Tue, 16 Aug 2022 12:37:32 -0400
Swim Across America Long Island Sound’s 30th Anniversary Events Raise Record-Breaking $1.64 Million to Fight Cancer https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/charities/4966-swim-across-america-long-island-sound-s-30th-anniversary-events-raise-record-breaking-1-64-million-to-fight-cancer4966-swim-across-america-long-island-sound-s-30th-anniversary-events-raise-record-breaking-1-64-million-to-fight-cancer https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/charities/4966-swim-across-america-long-island-sound-s-30th-anniversary-events-raise-record-breaking-1-64-million-to-fight-cancer4966-swim-across-america-long-island-sound-s-30th-anniversary-events-raise-record-breaking-1-64-million-to-fight-cancer

LARCHMONT, N.Y. – August 16, 2022 – Hundreds of swimmers made even greater waves this summer at Swim Across America Long Island Sound chapter’s open-water and seven pool events, raising a record-breaking $1.64 million for local cancer research, prevention and treatment.

Swim Across America Long Island Sound chapter (SAA-LIS) was founded thirty years ago with only 17 swimmers, who raised $15K for the cause. Since 1992, SAA-LIS has grown to be the organization’s largest chapter whose swimmers now have raised over $23 million life-saving dollars.

“Unfortunately, everyone knows someone who has cancer or has lost a loved one to the disease,” says SAA-LIS Executive Director Tony Sibio. “We at SAA-LIS are a family of incredibly dedicated swimmers, kayakers, and volunteers, who participate year after year because we know we play a key role in helping to eradicate cancer forever. I couldn’t be more proud or thankful to our participants who over the years have continued to bring hope to those battling cancer.”

The fundraising activities of SAA-LIS have already had a profound impact. The chapter was instrumental in funding some of the most exciting cancer news this year with the announcement of a clinical trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering which was published in

The New England Journal of Medicine and showed a 100 percent success rate in treating patients in a phase 2 clinical trial for advanced rectal cancer with dostarlimab, an immunotherapy treatment produced by GlaxoSmithKline. The clinical trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering was funded by early-stage grant funding from SAA-LIS.

Proceeds from the swims support the Swim Across America research lab, Dr. Luis Diaz and the MSK Kids Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; pediatric oncology research at Morgan Stanley Columbia University Medical Center; and patient services with Cancer Support Team.

Although the swim season is officially over for 2022, donations are always welcome and can be sent to SAA-Long Island Sound, P.O. Box 217, Larchmont, NY 10538.

“SAA-LIS has come a long way in the past three decades, but we won’t stop swimming and fighting until cancer is gone for good,” adds Mr. Sibio. 

* aerial photography by Bedford Photo-Graphic, Inc.

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kerry@ducey.org (Jeannette Boccini) Charities Tue, 16 Aug 2022 12:36:08 -0400
Scarsdale Scout Troop 4 to have girls’ linked troop for the first time in its history https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4964-scarsdale-scout-troop-44964-scarsdale-scout-troop-4 https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4964-scarsdale-scout-troop-44964-scarsdale-scout-troop-4

Scarsdale’s Troop 4 is pleased to announce that this fall, it will have a girls’ linked troop for the first time in its history. 

Nationwide, in 2019, Scouts BSA, formerly known as the Boy Scouts of America, opened membership to girls ages 11 - 17. Scouting develops character, civic mindedness, leadership and physical fitness. Middle and high school-aged Scouts, with guidance from adult leaders, create and lead activities such as hikes, outdoor games, community service, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities.

Any interested girl from Westchester is encouraged to join the troop. Girls in Troop 4 will design and lead their own activities. Additionally, they will participate in some events with the boys in the troop. Troop 4’s regular meetings are on Monday evenings. Troop 4 embodies the values of inclusion, tolerance, and mutual respect for all people.

Troop 4’s Scouts develop character, civic mindedness, and physical fitness. The troop achieves these aims through camping, outdoor activities, and community service, all while having a lot of fun. Middle and high school-aged Scouts, with guidance from adult leaders, create and lead activities such as hikes, outdoor games, community service, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities. 

A diverse set of parent leaders support Scouts in their goal to achieve the highest rank in Scouting, Eagle Scout. Each year, less than 7% of eligible Scouts have attained the rank of Eagle, since its inception in 1911. Due to its rigor, earning the Eagle Scout rank can offer lifelong academic, social, and professional networking benefits. Troop 4 is committed to supporting any youth wanting to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

The first cohort of female Eagle Scouts was recognized in 2020. In 2021, Rebecca Gilder, of White Plains, became the first female Eagle Scout in Westchester County.

Amongst other requirements, to attain the level of Eagle Scout, Scouts must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges. All Eagle Scouts earn badges in 14 required topics touching on issues of citizenship, the outdoors, personal responsibility and leadership. Other merit badges are electives.

There are over 100, such as American Business, Animation, Archery, Art, Bird Study, Chemistry, Chess, Crime Prevention, Disability Awareness, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Fingerprinting, Game Design, Gardening, Journalism, Kayaking, Moviemaking, Music, Sports, and Theater.  Scouts in Troop 4 can also participate in activities to improve their leadership and foreign language skills. 

Together with Scarsdale’s Cub Scout Pack 440, Troop 4 will host two recruiting events on Sept. 18 (outdoor games and sports) and Oct. 23 (pumpkin carving). Any rising sixth through 11th graders interested in joining Scarsdale’s Troop 4 may contact Scoutmaster Ted Mazza.  Please visit Troop 4’s website and Facebook page.  

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Neighbors Wed, 03 Aug 2022 11:57:25 -0400
The Robison Summer Concert Series at Kensico Dam Plaza kicks off Thursday with Garcia’s presents Dead Meat https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4962-the-robison-summer-concert-series-at-kensico-dam-plaza-kicks-off-thursday-with-garcia-s-presents-dead-meat4962-the-robison-summer-concert-series-at-kensico-dam-plaza-kicks-off-thursday-with-garcia-s-presents-dead-meat https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4962-the-robison-summer-concert-series-at-kensico-dam-plaza-kicks-off-thursday-with-garcia-s-presents-dead-meat4962-the-robison-summer-concert-series-at-kensico-dam-plaza-kicks-off-thursday-with-garcia-s-presents-dead-meat

Get out your dancing shoes! Westchester County Parks is hosting The Robison Summer Concert Series at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla! This Thursday, July 21, 2022 rock to Garcia’s presents Dead Meat.

Concerts will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; gates open at 6 p.m. 

The price per ticket is $10 per person and parking is free. Seating will be general admission style. We encourage guests to bring chairs, blankets, and a picnic.

Get tickets

Line-up is as follows:

  • Thursday, July 21 – Garcia’s presents Dead Meat

  • Tuesday, July 26 – The Nerds

  • Saturday, Aug. 13 – Songs in the Attic

  • Friday, Aug. 26 – 45 Riots and SAGE

Get tickets for concerts!

The Robison Summer Concert Series 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, Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre, HamletHub, Palisades Mazda, The Premier Collection, Inspiria Outdoor Advertising, and Westchester Magazine.

All attendees must show proof of purchase upon entry. For more information, call (914) 231-4564.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Tue, 19 Jul 2022 13:14:22 -0400
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