Katonah's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah Mon, 19 Aug 2019 02:11:41 -0400 HamletHub.com Fall Fun for Ones Program Begins September 18 at Landmark Preschool https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/places/5153-fall-fun-for-ones-program-begins-september-18-at-landmark-preschool-15645836465153-fall-fun-for-ones-program-begins-september-18-at-landmark-preschool-1564583646 https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/places/5153-fall-fun-for-ones-program-begins-september-18-at-landmark-preschool-15645836465153-fall-fun-for-ones-program-begins-september-18-at-landmark-preschool-1564583646

Fall Fun for Ones at Landmark Preschool

Registration is now open for Landmark Preschool’s dynamic and creative Fun for Ones program. 

In this first introduction to school, our youngest “students” learn together with a parent or caregiver about themselves and the world around them through exploration, play, music, and the arts. Held in one of our open, light-filled Ridgefield Academy preschool classrooms, this program offers parents and children a time for creative and stimulating play. Our friendly group setting encourages socialization. Each class centers on a different theme including colors, numbers, letters, animals and holidays to delight and engage children’s natural sense of wonder and innate curiosity. 

Come play with us! The fall session begins on September 18. Contact Julie Alzapeidi at 203.894.1800 x102 to receive a registration form.

For more information on the program and schedules at other Landmark Preschool campuses in Westchester and Fairfield Counties, please visit https://www.landmarkpreschool.org/fun-for-ones

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kerry@ducey.org (Andrea Grady) Places Sun, 18 Aug 2019 04:23:00 -0400
Women's Resource Center Annual 5K Walk to End Domestic Violence! https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/charities/5168-women-s-resource-center-annual-5k-walk-to-end-domestic-violence5168-women-s-resource-center-annual-5k-walk-to-end-domestic-violence https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/charities/5168-women-s-resource-center-annual-5k-walk-to-end-domestic-violence5168-women-s-resource-center-annual-5k-walk-to-end-domestic-violence

The Northern Westchester Putnam Women's Resource Center1st Annual 5K Walk to End Domestic Violence will be held on September 22 at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park ( Lot 4) in Yorktown Heights. Join us for our 1st Annual 5K Walk to end domestic violence. We will raise awareness and funds to continue to support our programs and services in our community.

We will be honoring our board member, Wendy Greenberg, for her years of service, dedication, and support for the center.

Sponsors of the event include Halston Media, Peloso_Barnes and Morgan Stanley.

Entertainment for the day will include::

  • Rosie D'Angelo, Singer
  • Pete & Chris Entertainment, bubbles, balloon twist & magic show
  • Making Faces Parties, face painting, henna, glitter tattoos
  • Massages
  • Free Food

At 8:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 m with the opening ceremony taking place at 9 am. At 9:30 the walk will begin and it will conclude at 11:30 am. The food, entertainment and activities will continue through out the morning.

Please register your team or individual at Registration.

Set-up your Personal Fundraising Page to help raise funds for this event: Personal Fundraising Page

Bring a friend, raise funds and awareness, spread the word, etc.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Peter Carey) Charities Wed, 14 Aug 2019 18:19:09 -0400
Lots to howl about in September at The Wolf Conservation Canter https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5156-lots-to-howl-about-in-september-at-the-wolf-conservation-canter5156-lots-to-howl-about-in-september-at-the-wolf-conservation-canter https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5156-lots-to-howl-about-in-september-at-the-wolf-conservation-canter5156-lots-to-howl-about-in-september-at-the-wolf-conservation-canter

September at The Wolf Conservation Center

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: September 1, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr, and possibly some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: September 1, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as potentially behold some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves on Labor Day Weekend

Date: September 1, 2019 – September 2, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Wolves of North America on Labor Day

Date: September 2, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as potentially behold some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: September 7, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr, and possibly some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Coyotes: Behavior, Ecology, and Coexistence

Date: September 7, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Join the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) for a special program about our local cousin to the wolf – the Eastern Coyote. Learn more about their biology and behavior and ways to reduce or prevent problems from occurring between people, pets and coyotes. After the talk, guests will visit Ambassador wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr and will potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: September 7, 2019 – September 8, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: September 8, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr, and possibly some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: September 8, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as potentially behold some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Pre-registration is required.

Full Moon Wolf Walk

Date: September 13, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm

Fee: $20 per person

Celebrate the September full moon with the Wolf Conservation Center’s 50+ moon-loving wolves! While enjoying Nature’s summer chatter by the WCC's outdoor fire pit, guests will enjoy seasonal treats and the symphony of howls from the wolves that call the WCC home. Guests will learn about the history of wolves in the United States, the importance of wolves in a healthy ecosystem, and the efforts to save these magnificent creatures for future generations. Guests will also take will take a short moonlit walk to visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Zephyr and Nikai! Please bring flashlights. Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: September 14, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as potentially behold some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: September 14, 2019 – September 15, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: September 15, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr, and possibly some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Southeastern Howls

Date: September 15, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

The Wolf Conservation Center participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) and Recovery Plan for the critically endangered red wolf. But what does this really mean? Join us to learn what it takes to help save a species from the brink of extinction. Guests will get an inside look at the challenges currently facing the red wolf population both in the wild and captivity, and what these challenges mean for the future of this species. Guests will visit the WCC’s Ambassador wolves and potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves.  Pre-registration is required.

Evening Howl for Adults Only

Date: September 20, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm

Fee: $20 per person

Join us for a special Evening Howl and enjoy visiting the wolves during their favorite hour - dusk. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolves in North America while enjoying a lovely spread of wine and cheese. Guests will take a short sunset hike to howl with Ambassador wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr and potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican wolves too. This program is for adults 21 years old and over. Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: September 21, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as potentially behold some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: September 21, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr, and possibly some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: September 21, 2019 – September 22, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Coffee with Wolves

Date: September 22, 2019

Time: 9 am

Fee: $12 per person

Enjoy your morning coffee with our wolves! Visitors are encouraged to bring their newspapers and spend a relaxing morning with our Ambassador and red wolves.  We’ll provide the coffee… and the wolves! The wolves can be very active in the early morning so we ask that visitors remain quiet and subdued, as this is a peaceful, private moment for all involved.   Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: September 22, 2019

Time: 1 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as potentially behold some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Pre-registration is required.

Sunset Photo Session

Date: September 22, 2019

Time: 4 pm

Fee: $100 per person

Join us for this special opportunity to photograph the WCC’s Ambassador Wolves: Nikai, Alawa, and Zephyr!  Guests will also be given access to photograph the WCC's critically endangered Mexican wolves and red wolves from vantage points not generally available during regular visits.  Pre-registration is required.  Space is very limited, so make your reservation early.

Wolves of North America

Date: September 28, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as potentially behold some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: September 28, 2019 – September 29, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: September 29, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr, and possibly some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Learn more www.nywolf.org  

The Wolf Conservation Center is located at 7 Buck Run, South Salem

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kerry@ducey.org (WCC) Events Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:39:07 -0400
Labor Day Church Tavern Challenge in South Salem https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5166-labor-day-church-tavern-challenge-in-south-salem5166-labor-day-church-tavern-challenge-in-south-salem https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5166-labor-day-church-tavern-challenge-in-south-salem5166-labor-day-church-tavern-challenge-in-south-salem

The St. John’s Parish Church Tavern Challenge Labor Day 5K/10K/1mi Run/Walk on Monday, September 2 is presented by Domino Sugar. The event supports the Community Center of Northern Westchester.

Register HERE.

The Challenge features distances to appeal to everyone from the serious runner to families who just want a fun time together.  The day will also offer a 1K race for kids (plus a bouncy house) and a delicious barbecue.

This year sees improvements such as the addition of a chip-timed 1 mile run for the competitive youth, expanded age group finishing categories, water station signage and an earlier start time to beat the heat!

The traditional tankards will be awarded for first place and medals for top 3 finishers in each age group.  Awards will be given as follows:

  • 10K - M/F 1st overall.  M/F 1st/2nd/3rd age group winners for 14 and under, 15-19, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
  • 5K - M/F 1st overall.  M/F 1st/2nd/3rd age group winners for 11 and under, 12-14, 15-19, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
  • 1mi - M/F 1st overall.  M/F 1st/2nd/3rd age group winners for 8 and under, 9-10, 11-12
  • 1K Kids Run - finishing medal for all

In addition to celebrating Labor Day and encouraging fitness in our community, the event raises money to help with the outstanding work of the Community Center of Northern Westchester and the continued work of the parish.

Beginning at 8:30AM on Monday, September 2, the races will wind through the hills and country lanes of South Salem, New York, starting and finishing at St. John’s Church on Spring Street.

Event chairperson Matt Shue describes the Challenge as “a perfect set of races, where you can be as competitive or as laid-back as you wish.  The point is to get out in the fresh air, have a great time and contribute to a good cause.”

Registration for the 2019 Church Tavern Challenge is now open on the running website https://runsignup.com and at www.churchtavernrun.org.  Cost is $30 per runner or walker for the 10K or 5K, $15 per runner for the 1mi, and $10 per child (12 and under) for the 1K run.  Day-of registration is also available.

Contact the parish office at 914 763-8273 for more information.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Wed, 14 Aug 2019 03:38:59 -0400
RVNA Health Source: What You Need To Know About Flip Flops https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/life/5167-rvna-health-source-when-you-think-of-the-scourges-of-summer-mosquitoes-ticks-and-dizzying-heat-are-probably-among-the-first-annoyances-that-come-to-mind-but-another-health-hazard-that-affects-countless-individuals-during-the-warmer-months-are-drumroll-ple5167-rvna-health-source-when-you-think-of-the-scourges-of-summer-mosquitoes-ticks-and-dizzying-heat-are-probably-among-the-first-annoyances-that-come-to-mind-but-another-health-hazard-that-affects-countless-individuals-during-the-warmer-months-are-drumroll-ple https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/life/5167-rvna-health-source-when-you-think-of-the-scourges-of-summer-mosquitoes-ticks-and-dizzying-heat-are-probably-among-the-first-annoyances-that-come-to-mind-but-another-health-hazard-that-affects-countless-individuals-during-the-warmer-months-are-drumroll-ple5167-rvna-health-source-when-you-think-of-the-scourges-of-summer-mosquitoes-ticks-and-dizzying-heat-are-probably-among-the-first-annoyances-that-come-to-mind-but-another-health-hazard-that-affects-countless-individuals-during-the-warmer-months-are-drumroll-ple

When you think of the scourges of summer, mosquitoes, ticks and dizzying heat are probably among the first annoyances that come to mind. 

But another health hazard that affects countless individuals during the warmer months are … drumroll, please… flip flops, according to Gigi Weiss, MSPT, RVNA’s Director of Rehabilitation Services. 

Flip flops are breezy and cool, so what makes them so dangerous? 

Explains Weiss: “Their appealing characteristics – lightweight, minimally structured, easy to slip in and out of – often lead to debilitating conditions, including back pain, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendonitis.” 

Your aching back 

For starters, says Weiss, many flip flops have thin soles and minimal arch support. “This can wreak havoc on your kinetic chain - the muscles, connective tissues, joints, bones and nerves that work together – and cause back or knee pain.” 

Heel and lower-leg pain 

Another threat unique to flip flops is that tiny thong that separates your big toe from the rest of its partners. While this design allows your feet plenty of room to breathe, it also means that the tendons in your toes need to work constantly to grip the bottom of your footwear. 

This, says Weiss, often leads to plantar fasciitis – a painful condition resulting from inflammation of the fibrous tissue along the bottom of your foot that connects your heel bone to your toes. 

Traveling a bit farther up the leg, another area where you might experience discomfort is in the Achilles tendon. This largest tendon in your body connects your calf to your heel bone, notes Weiss. “Flip flops that lack support and structure cause the Achilles tendon to strain in unnatural ways, particularly if you have low arches or flat feet.” 

What to do? 

Patients who visit RVNA Rehab with the conditions described above are generally prescribed a routine that includes biomechanical stretches to address the underlying symptoms, says Weiss. But, she adds, prevention is the best medicine. “If you must wear flip flops, purchase a pair with good orthotic support. And try to avoid wearing flip flops exclusively.”

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kerry@ducey.org (Theresa Santoro, MSN, RN, CHCA, President & CEO) Life Tue, 13 Aug 2019 18:36:37 -0400
Westchester Parks Foundation Announces Gala Awards Honorees https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/neighbors/5164-westchester-parks-foundation-announces-gala-awards-honorees5164-westchester-parks-foundation-announces-gala-awards-honorees https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/neighbors/5164-westchester-parks-foundation-announces-gala-awards-honorees5164-westchester-parks-foundation-announces-gala-awards-honorees

Westchester Parks Foundation (WPF) will bestow three awards to local individuals and organizations at its 42nd annual “Celebrate the Power of Parks” gala taking place on Thursday, September 19 at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. All the funds raised at the gala will benefit the many WPF programs and services which preserve, enhance and beautify Westchester County parks.

The evening will recognize the visionary leadership and dedication to community demonstrated by the honorees. The recipients include:

Philanthropy Leadership Award: Carolyn and Don Moriarty of Bronxville (Pictured above)

For their unwavering and passionate commitment to Westchester County Parks. The Moriartys share a family history of dedicating time and resources to public benefit, especially in the Westchester community.

Community Partner Award: Impact100 Westchester

For their mission to make a transformative impact in Westchester County. Specifically, to help change the lives of our campers through their experience at the Impact100 Arts Pavilion at Camp Morty.

Special Recognition for Service to Parks: The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College

For their dedication of over 20 years to the native plants and natural landscapes of Westchester County, and their creation and promotion of the County’s executive order calling for native plants to be used exclusively in county parks and properties.

“This year’s honorees truly exemplify commitment to the parks and opens spaces that our county needs in order to thrive,” said Joanne Fernandez, board chairperson of the Westchester Parks Foundation. “Their unwavering passion helps us to achieve our mission of advocating and investing in the preservation, conservation and enjoyment of the 18,000 acres of parks, trails and open spaces within the Westchester County Parks system. We’re grateful for these ‘parksters.”

“The Power of Parks” gala will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 914-231-4600 or visit https://www.thewpf.org/event/gala2019/.

About Westchester Parks Foundation

Westchester Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, philanthropic organization which provides private support to preserve the County’s park system and improve the quality of life in our communities. Westchester Parks Foundation’s mission is to engage the public to advocate for and invest in the preservation, conservation, use, and enjoyment of the 18,000 acres of parks, trails, and open spaces within the Westchester County Parks system. For more information, visit thewpf.org.

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Neighbors Sun, 11 Aug 2019 11:28:36 -0400
Katonah Road Races – 5k and 1 mile kids’ run on September 7 https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5165-katonah-road-races-5k-and-1-mile-kids-run-on-september-75165-katonah-road-races-5k-and-1-mile-kids-run-on-september-7 https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5165-katonah-road-races-5k-and-1-mile-kids-run-on-september-75165-katonah-road-races-5k-and-1-mile-kids-run-on-september-7

Katonah Village Improvement Society's (KVIS) Annual K5K Katonah Road Races on Saturday, September 7

5 km race through the streets and trails of Katonah. 1 mile Kids Fun Run for kids 10 and under. Register before noon on September 5th for age-based discounted pricing.  Walk-in registration prices increase by $5.

  • Start Time: 8:00am EDT
  • End Time: 9:15am EDT
  • Price: $30.00 Race Fee 
Learn more and register here.
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kerry@ducey.org (KVIS) Events Sun, 11 Aug 2019 11:28:05 -0400
See Ya, Summer! Annual Summer Sleepover at The Aldrich https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/neighbors/5162-see-ya-summer-annual-summer-sleepover-at-the-aldrich5162-see-ya-summer-annual-summer-sleepover-at-the-aldrich https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/neighbors/5162-see-ya-summer-annual-summer-sleepover-at-the-aldrich5162-see-ya-summer-annual-summer-sleepover-at-the-aldrich

See Ya, Summer! Annual Summer Sleepover at The Aldrich on Saturday, August 24 from 5:30 pm to 9 am

Ages 8 to 12 

It’s still summer at The Aldrich! Grab a friend and your sleeping bag and join us for a nighttime adventure filled with art, fun, and games. Museum Educators will host a night of art-making, flashlight gallery tours, smore making, movie watching, and more. Pizza dinner and light breakfast included. Spots are limited for this exciting program, so register early to secure your place.

$80; $72 member Registration required at shop.aldrichart.org

Questions? Please contact Sierra Van Ryck deGroot, Education Assistant, at svanryckdegroot@aldrichart.org, or 203.438.4519, extension 138.

The Aldrich is located at 258 Main Street in Ridgefield.

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (The Aldrich) Neighbors Thu, 08 Aug 2019 02:42:35 -0400
Governor Cuomo Signs Brianna's Law to Strengthen Boater Safety https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/politics/5163-governor-cuomo-signs-brianna-s-law-to-strengthen-boater-safety5163-governor-cuomo-signs-brianna-s-law-to-strengthen-boater-safety https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/politics/5163-governor-cuomo-signs-brianna-s-law-to-strengthen-boater-safety5163-governor-cuomo-signs-brianna-s-law-to-strengthen-boater-safety

By 2025, The law requires all Operators of Power Boats to Take a Safety Course. The Five-Year Phase-in Applies to Motorized Watercraft

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday signed legislation (S.5685/A.4853.A) - or Brianna's Law - to phase in requirements that all operators of motorized watercraft must complete a state-approved boating safety course. Brianna's Law is named after Brianna Lieneck, an 11-year-old Long Island girl who was killed in a 2005 boating accident. The Governor also directed State Parks to launch a boating safety promotional campaign to remind boaters of the new requirement to take a safety course.

"Boating has become much more popular and our rules and our laws really have not kept pace with it," Governor Cuomo said. "There should be a basic level of knowledge that you have before you're given the permission to go out there and operate a boat, and making a safety course mandatory is common sense. It protects the operator of the boat and everyone that operator could come into contact with, and it will make our waters safer. It took a horrific accident to make this situation real for people, but through this law Brianna is saving lives and her love lives on."

 “There should be a basic level of knowledge that you have before you're given the permission to go out there and operate a boat, and making a safety course mandatory is common sense.”

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid said, "New York State offers some of the best boating and fishing adventures in the country. The best way to enjoy these adventures is to do so safely. It makes sense that for every boater to learn the basics of boating safety before operating a motor boat.

Senator John E. Brooks said, "I am very pleased that Governor Cuomo has signed this important bill into law and I would like to compliment Gina Lienek on her tireless efforts in getting this legislation passed. We must all recognize how critically important boating safety is to our waterways and I am confident that the training associated with this law will save lives. I applaud Governor Cuomo's leadership in making NY safer and thank him for his efforts in continuing to make Long Island's beaches and waterways the safe family recreation destinations they should be."

Senator Phil Boyle said, "With Governor Cuomo's signature today, Brianna's Law will begin to make our waterways safer. We thank Gina and the Lieneck Family for never giving up in their long and difficult fight to require boating safety courses in New York."

Assembly Member Kimberly Jean-Pierre said, "Boating is one of the best ways to get out and enjoy Long Island's beautiful natural resources, but tragically, we've seen far too many accidents that could have been avoided with proper safety education. Brianna's Law, named after Long Island's own Brianna Lieneck who lost her life in a boating accident in 2005, will help prevent future tragedies by requiring that all boaters know how to handle their vessels safety and how to act in emergency situations. I fought hard for this crucial legislation, and I want to thank the governor for helping protect our families by signing it into law." 

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said, "It's critical that our waterways are safe from dangerous and reckless boating, and this law will ensure anyone operating a motorized watercraft has the proper training to navigate the waters safely. I thank Governor Cuomo for signing this important legislation and honoring the life of Brianna Lieneck."

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said, "I want to thank Governor Cuomo for signing this historic legislation into law. We must protect our waterways the same way we protect our roads. We have over 40,000 recreational boats registered in Nassau, in addition to busy commercial fishing traffic. Nassau will continue to enforce navigational laws and safety regulations to protect residents from avoidable tragedies. This common-sense law will save lives. It will help keep the boating public and their passengers safe by requiring operators to know and obey the navigation laws and related safety procedures. Thank you to Senator John Brooks, Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre and all those who worked to get Brianna's Law across the finish line. I want to especially thank Gina Lieneck, the mother of Brianna Lieneck, for her tireless fight to ensure that her daughter's life was not lost in vain."

The law allows for the continued acceptance of State Parks approved internet-based learning and certification to meet this new demand. Classroom courses will also continue to be available. Information about both internet and in-classroom courses can be found on the NY State Parks' website.

There are nearly 439,000 registered powerboats in the state, according to the 2018 state Recreational Boating Report.

The law does not apply to operators of sailboats, kayaks, standup paddleboards, rowboats or canoes.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Office of the Governor. ) Politics Wed, 07 Aug 2019 21:19:18 -0400
ACT of Connecticut’s Second Season Commences with Cult Hit, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5161-act-of-connecticut-s-second-season-commences-with-cult-hit-little-shop-of-horrors5161-act-of-connecticut-s-second-season-commences-with-cult-hit-little-shop-of-horrors https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5161-act-of-connecticut-s-second-season-commences-with-cult-hit-little-shop-of-horrors5161-act-of-connecticut-s-second-season-commences-with-cult-hit-little-shop-of-horrors

ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut is thrilled to announce the first show of its second season, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Following its wildly-successful inaugural season, ACT of CT will kick-off the 2019-2020 lineup with a bang – or shall we say a SCREAM – when this global phenomenon lands in Ridgefield.

Purchase tickets HERE

With book and lyrics by Academy Award winner Howard Ashman and music by TONY and Academy Award Winner (and one of ACT’s Artistic Advisors) Alan Menken, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS has amassed numerous awards since its musical debut over thirty years ago, including the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, and Outer Critics Circle Award. Based on the 1960 film, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS follows amateur botanist Seymour, his love interest Audrey and her sadistic dentist boyfriend as Audrey II (the man-eating plant) threatens to destroy the world. 

Director Jason A. Sparks, whose credits include Broadway’s HELLO DOLLY!, SHE LOVES ME, and AFTER MIDNIGHT, promises “an exciting production full of comedy, satire and camp.” Sparks also served as the Associate Choreographer of the 68th and 69thAnnual TONY Awards starring Hugh Jackman, Kristen Chenoweth and Alan Cumming. 

This production will be Music Directed by Garrett Taylor (Broadway’s WICKED and ANNIE), and will star Laura Woyasz (Audrey), Robb Sapp (Seymour), Warren Nolan, Jr. (Audrey II) and William Thomas Evans (Mushnik). 

Fans of ACT of CT will be delighted to see Artistic Director Daniel C. Levine on stage as the Dentist. Levine says, “LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is truly the perfect show for ACT. The real ‘star’ of the show is Audrey II (the man-eating plant) and I can’t wait for our audiences to see what we have in store. In fact, those in the front row may want to bring a can of Roundup for protection!”

Performances of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS run October 3rd through November 3rd with previews October 3rdand 4th. The show times are: Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm.

Purchase tickets HERE.

For more information about ACT of CT, ticket and annual subscription sales, fall education programs, sponsor/donor opportunities, and other theatre-related news and announcements, visit www.actofct.org

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kerry@ducey.org (Amanda Duff) Events Tue, 06 Aug 2019 06:57:00 -0400
South Salem Fire Department Carnival Kicks Off August 7 https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5159-south-salem-fire-department-carnival-kicks-off-august-75159-south-salem-fire-department-carnival-kicks-off-august-7 https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5159-south-salem-fire-department-carnival-kicks-off-august-75159-south-salem-fire-department-carnival-kicks-off-august-7

 

South Salem Fire Department Annual Carnival August 7th - 11th

Opening night will be Tuesday, August 7th and the Carnival will run through Saturday the 11th. The Parade will take place on Wednesday evening, August 8.

Check out the schedule below:

Tuesday 8/07 Carnival - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Wednesday 8/08 Carnival - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Parade kicks off at 7:00 PM.

Thursday 8/09 Carnival - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Friday 8/10 Carnival - 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

Saturday 8/11 Carnival - 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Location: South Salem Fire House - 1190 Route 35, South Salem, NY

Learn more on South Salem Fire Department website here.

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kerry@ducey.org (SSFD) Events Sat, 03 Aug 2019 05:48:20 -0400
Open House at Pegasus for Veterans https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/places/5160-open-house-at-pegasus-for-veterans-15648402335160-open-house-at-pegasus-for-veterans-1564840233 https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/places/5160-open-house-at-pegasus-for-veterans-15648402335160-open-house-at-pegasus-for-veterans-1564840233

Pegasus Therapeutic Riding would love to invite all veterans to join us for an Open House at Pegasus!

Join us on Saturday, August 17th from 3:30pm-5:30pm to learn about The Equus Effect Veterans Program. This is a free event and is perfect for anyone who is interested in becoming a potential participant or partner of the program.

This event is in collaboration with The Barbara Giordano Foundation and the VET2VET Program of Putnam County. Thank you for your continuous support!

Veterans are welcome to bring family and friends! We hope you all can stop by to enjoy some great food, games, demos, and have a chance to meet the herd!

Pegasus Therapeutic Riding is loctaed at 310 Peach Lake Rd, Brewster, New York.

Visit the Event Facebook Page for details

If you have any questions please contact Candice Sciarrillo at csciarrillo@pegasustr.org or 845-669-8235 x 110

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Pegasus Therapeutic Riding) Places Sat, 03 Aug 2019 05:42:35 -0400
Entergy Screenings Under the Stars Brings Free Outdoor Movie TONIGHT https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/15-todays-events/5157-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movie-tonight5157-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movie-tonight https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/15-todays-events/5157-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movie-tonight5157-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movie-tonight

Entergy Screening Under the Stars TONIGHT "How To Train Your Dragon 3"

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

Friday, August 2 - HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3

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

Admission and parking are free.

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

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

Learn more here.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Todays events Fri, 02 Aug 2019 07:32:52 -0400
The Capital One data breach: Time to check your credit report https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/publicsafety/5158-the-capital-one-data-breach-time-to-check-your-credit-report5158-the-capital-one-data-breach-time-to-check-your-credit-report https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/publicsafety/5158-the-capital-one-data-breach-time-to-check-your-credit-report5158-the-capital-one-data-breach-time-to-check-your-credit-report

If you needed yet another nudge to start keeping an eye on your credit report to protect against identity theft, Capital One has delivered it with its announcement that a data breach has exposed the personal information of 106 million of its credit card customers and credit card applicants in the United States and Canada.

News of the Capital One breach comes just one week after the Federal Trade Commission announced that Equifax agreed to pay up to $700 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the FTC, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and 50 states and territories, stemming from the credit reporting giant’s 2017 data breach, which affected about 147 million people.

In the Capital One breach, 100 million people in the United States and 6 million in Canada were affected. According to the bank, most of the stolen information came from the credit card applications of consumers and small businesses. The information includes names, dates of birth, addresses, phone numbers, and more, all from applications filed between 2005 and early 2019.

For credit card holders, the stolen information includes credit scores, credit limits, balances, payment history, contact information and some transaction data. The bank says the hacker also stole about 140,000 Social Security numbers, 80,000 linked bank account numbers of secured credit card holders, as well as the Social Insurance Numbers of about one million Canadians.

Capital One has posted information about the breach and says it will notify the people affected and offer them free credit monitoring and identity protection services. However, whether or not you were affected, there is no time like the present to check your free credit report and take other steps to protect against identity theft.

Check out these articles to read the basics about credit reports and credit monitoring. And one more thing: a data breach is a magnet for scammers. Be alert to emails and calls pretending to be from Capital One or the government. Neither the bank nor the government will send an email or call you to ask for credit card or account information or your Social Security number.

Visit Identitytheft.gov/databreach to learn more about protecting yourself after a data breach.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education) Public safety Fri, 02 Aug 2019 04:05:34 -0400
Muddy Puddles Mess Fest on Saturday Supports Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5155-muddy-puddles-mess-fest-on-saturday-supports-ty-louis-campbell-tlc-foundation5155-muddy-puddles-mess-fest-on-saturday-supports-ty-louis-campbell-tlc-foundation https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5155-muddy-puddles-mess-fest-on-saturday-supports-ty-louis-campbell-tlc-foundation5155-muddy-puddles-mess-fest-on-saturday-supports-ty-louis-campbell-tlc-foundation

The annual Muddy Puddles Mess Fest is a fundraiser in support of the Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation for childhood cancer research will take place this Saturday, August 3 from 11 to 4pm.

Once again, the TLC Foundation has teamed up Kiwi Country Day Camp to host their annual "Mess Fest" along with everybody's favorite celebrity puddle jumper, Peppa Pig!

The Muddy Puddles “Mess Fest” is a huge event in the tri-state area. The format for the “Mess Fest” event is similar to a carnival with various tented areas and a wide range of family-friendly activities including swimming, paddle boats, a climbing wall, ziplines, bungee jumping, treasure hunts, a whipped cream pie toss, the Slopstacle course, splatter paint, glitter crafts, food fights, a jumbo slip n' slide, raffles, bounce houses, tons of other activities and hundreds of kid-friendly prizes (and of course, don't forget the giant muddy puddles for jumping and a fire truck to hose kids off).

DO THE DIRTY DUNK! We will award FREE ADMISSION to each participant who signs up for the Dirty Dunk. There is a minimum fundraising goal of $100 per individual (for example, if your entire family of 4 creates a team, set your goal at $400). At the Mess Fest, we reserved 1PM – 2PM for all participants to jump in the mud, and our professional photographers will be on-hand to award you with a high-resolution photo!

Just CLICK HERE and select "Join the Team" to register.

THIS EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF EXTREME WEATHER (IN WHICH CASE WE HAVE A RAIN DATE FOR AUGUST 4). 

* all parking is off-site in designated parking lots, with shuttle service to event site

* no coolers

* if you wish to volunteer at the event, email mjones@superty.org

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kerry@ducey.org (Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation) Events Wed, 31 Jul 2019 11:55:17 -0400