Katonah's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah Tue, 24 May 2022 15:01:32 -0400 HamletHub.com John Jay High School Student Creates Business to Help Local Veterans https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/neighbors/5965-john-jay-high-school-student-creates-business-to-help-local-veterans5965-john-jay-high-school-student-creates-business-to-help-local-veterans https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/neighbors/5965-john-jay-high-school-student-creates-business-to-help-local-veterans5965-john-jay-high-school-student-creates-business-to-help-local-veterans

“By Donating Your Old Watches and Cameras, You’ll Be Helping Those Who Have Served”

Grant Vialardi, a junior at John Jay High School in Cross River, has created a business through which he fixes old watches and cameras and is selling them, donating 100% of the proceeds to benefit local veterans. Grant has partnered with the Lewisboro Veteran’s Advisory Committee, which is supporting his efforts.

Grant calls his initiative “Project Honor” as his goal is to raise money and awareness to honor local veterans for their service. Grant is launching his project on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th on the front lawn of the Lewisboro Town House in conjunction with the Town of Lewisboro's Memorial Day Service. Grant’s project will continue through Veterans Day. Residents who want to support Grant's efforts are encouraged to bring old watches and cameras to the event that they wish to donate to help honor local veterans.

Grant, who has always been interested in how things work, began tinkering at an early age alongside his grandfather, an aerospace engineer who developed 13 patents. During the pandemic, Grant successfully taught himself how to fix old watches and cameras by watching YouTube videos and conducting other research. He created a business through which he purchases old cameras and watches from auction sites, works on the ones that are fixable and then resells them online.

Grant says, “I want to honor my grandfather who enlisted in the Army because service was important to him and honor all of our local veterans for their service. Their bravery and sacrifice should be recognized, so I wanted to do something to engage the community and remember our veterans.”


Grant is reaching out to the community asking residents to donate old cameras and watches that are no longer being used or are no longer functioning. Grant will fix them up and sell them on his website. All proceeds from the sale of the donated items will go back to our community to help local veterans.

Grant’s plan is to have donation boxes set up at a few locations that are convenient for residents. As Grant says, “I think there will be tremendous support from our community and running this fundraiser from Memorial Day through Veterans Day gives families time to find those old watches and cameras that are probably buried in a closet or attic and have them go toward helping those who have made our country safe through their service.”

If local residents would like to support Grant’s efforts or if local businesses would like to participate by having a donation bin at their place of business, Grant can be contacted via email at grant.vialardi@gmail.com

Supporters are also encouraged to follow Grant’s Project Honor page on Facebook where he will be posting updates: click here.

kerry@ducey.org (submitted) Neighbors Mon, 16 May 2022 09:46:43 -0400
Family Day, Fantastical Worlds on Saturday at Katonah Museum of Art https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5964-family-day-fantastical-worlds5964-family-day-fantastical-worlds https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5964-family-day-fantastical-worlds5964-family-day-fantastical-worlds

Please Note: Masks are required for all visitors (age 2+) regardless of vaccination status. 

Let your imagination run wild! Join artist Jeila Gueramian as she leads families on an adventure to create unique creatures and fantastical worlds using surprising craft materials this Saturday, May 14 from 11:30 to 4pm at Katonah Museum of Art.

Additional activities around the museum include edible sculptures with Fiddleheads Cooking Studio and mix-and-match gallery games.  All ages.

 Members free. Non-members: Adults $12. Seniors, students and children (12 and under) 

This project is supported in part with federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to the New York State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Learn more here.

kerry@ducey.org (KMA) Events Wed, 11 May 2022 13:18:02 -0400
Katonah Museum of Art announces new Executive Director https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/neighbors/5963-katonah-museum-of-art-announces-new-executive-director5963-katonah-museum-of-art-announces-new-executive-director https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/neighbors/5963-katonah-museum-of-art-announces-new-executive-director5963-katonah-museum-of-art-announces-new-executive-director

Today, the Board of Trustees of the Katonah Museum of Art announced that they have appointed Michelle Yun Mapplethorpe as the Museum’s next Executive Director. 
Trustees say that Mapplethorpe comes to KMA with more than 25 years of experience in the field and is a seasoned museum director, art historian, and visionary curator whose belief in fostering dialogue through the arts matches the KMA’s founding vision.
"She is coming to Katonah from Asia Society, where she has served for over a decade and currently is the Vice President for Global Artistic Programs and Director of the Asia Society Museum. As our next Executive Director, Yun Mapplethorpe will enhance the KMA’s dynamic multidisciplinary program and work closely with KMA’s Trustees and senior staff to strengthen the Museum’s role as an inclusive platform for the exchange of art, culture, and ideas."
Yun Mapplethorpe begins her tenure at the KMA on August 15, 2022.
For more information about the Katonah Museum of Art, visit katonahmuseum.org.
kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Fri, 06 May 2022 06:28:45 -0400
The Prospector Theater Popping Up at Muscoot Farmers' Market in Katonah on Mother's Day! https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5962-the-prospector-theater-popping-up-at-muscoot-farmers-market-in-katonah-on-mother-s-day5962-the-prospector-theater-popping-up-at-muscoot-farmers-market-in-katonah-on-mother-s-day https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5962-the-prospector-theater-popping-up-at-muscoot-farmers-market-in-katonah-on-mother-s-day5962-the-prospector-theater-popping-up-at-muscoot-farmers-market-in-katonah-on-mother-s-day

Gourmet Popcorn Pop-up Tour!

The Prospector Theater's gourmet popcorn is popping up at Muscoot Farmers' Market in Katonah on Mother's Day, May 8!

Sunday will be the Theater's first Pop-Up Tent event of the year! 

Learn more here.

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Mon, 02 May 2022 13:33:42 -0400
Bowl For Kids' Sake Fundraiser Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/charities/5961-bowl-for-kids-sake-fundraiser-benefits-big-brothers-big-sisters-of-westchester5961-bowl-for-kids-sake-fundraiser-benefits-big-brothers-big-sisters-of-westchester https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/charities/5961-bowl-for-kids-sake-fundraiser-benefits-big-brothers-big-sisters-of-westchester5961-bowl-for-kids-sake-fundraiser-benefits-big-brothers-big-sisters-of-westchester

After a two-year hiatus, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County, Inc. invites the community to its annual fundraiser, Bowl for Kids’ Sake, on Tuesday, June 7th from 6 - 8 pm at Bowlero Lanes in White Plains.

“We haven’t been able to hit the lanes with this fun event since 2019 due to COVID, but we’re thrilled to bring it back in 2022,” said Valerie Brown, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County, Inc.  “It’s a great way for our community to support us and learn more about the life-changing mentoring work we do, while rolling strikes and competing for prizes.”

The last Bowl for Kids’ Sake in 2019 saw a turnout of 175 people and raised $35k.  This year Big Brothers Big Sisters is raising the bar with a goal of $40k.  Participants can sign up individually or create a team of 4 to 6 people.  Teams are asked to raise at least $500, or $100 per person.  It’s as simple as rallying friends, neighbors and co-workers to join in the fun.  Participants should register on the event webpage.

“Once your team is established the excitement builds from there.  We encourage all participants to generate momentum for this event by spreading the word on social media and across their communities,” adds Brown. “Ultimately, this event makes a huge impact in so many young lives. Every dollar raised helps us create and support more one-to-one mentoring matches that turn at-risk kids into confident, productive adults.”

To register for the event as an individual, team, or corporate sponsor, or to simply donate, please visit: https://bit.ly/bowlforkids2022.

Photo Courtesy of: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County Inc.

kerry@ducey.org ( Alisa Picerno) Charities Mon, 02 May 2022 08:14:39 -0400
BluePath Service Dogs Hosts Sixth Annual Walkathon on May 14 https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5960-bluepath-service-dogs-hosts-sixth-annual-walkathon-on-may-145960-bluepath-service-dogs-hosts-sixth-annual-walkathon-on-may-14 https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5960-bluepath-service-dogs-hosts-sixth-annual-walkathon-on-may-145960-bluepath-service-dogs-hosts-sixth-annual-walkathon-on-may-14

On Saturday, May 14, BluePath Service Dogs will host their sixth annual walkathon at FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights. The family-friendly fundraiser, held from 10:00am to 1:00pm, will raise funds in support of BluePath's mission to provide autism service dogs, offering safety, companionship, and opportunities for independence.

The walkathon is open to all ages and begins in Lot 4 of FDR State Park. Walkers can choose between a 1.7-mile or 3-mile loop and will have access to food, games, and all-day fun – rain or shine. Friendly dogs are welcome on leashes 6' or shorter. Attendees can also meet BluePath dogs and learn more about how the nonprofit is creating a better world for children with autism.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of every 44 children born today will develop an autism spectrum disorder. It is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States. 

For the Petersen family in Newtown, BluePath Reba has helped five-year-old Wesley lead a safer, fuller life.

“Wesley received his autism diagnosis just before turning two,” explained his mom, Kate Petersen. “The first couple years were an extreme challenge. Wesley’s lack of communication left us all frustrated to the point of tears several times a day. He had extreme reactions to loud, sudden noises. A cough, sneeze or even laugh left him dysregulated, sobbing, or in full meltdown, and sometimes it could last for hours.”

When Wesley turned abruptly on a familiar walk last October and ran into the road directly in front of a car – nearly being hit, the Petersens knew they needed immediate assistance.

"That’s where BluePath Reba came in,” shared Kate. “She is the epitome of tiny but mighty. She is sweet and soulful and intuitive. All business when she is working and a dedicated party girl in her off hours. Right now she is bringing me such incredible hope for the future. That we will be able to enjoy a walk on a beautiful day without fear or tragedy. That Wesley can enjoy his favorite things with the grounding presence of his service dog. That we can finally spend time as a family out in the world, experiencing all life has to offer with this beautiful little dog at Wesley’s side.”

Each BluePath dog comes with thousands of hours of training from dedicated volunteers and professional staff. While the cost to prepare these incredible dogs is upwards of $40,000, BluePath provides its service dogs – and intensive, ongoing follow up support – completely free of charge. Reduced stress, improved sleeping routines, and more meaningful social interactions can allow families to feel a renewed sense of hope and empowerment.

BluePath’s sixth annual walkathon has gained major support from the following sponsors:

Presenting: The Neva and Howard Goldstein Family Charitable Fund, Team Michelangelo

Platinum: Croton Lions Club, The Goldfarb Makkar and Brown Family

Gold: Amalgamated Transit Union Local 726, Amalgamated Transit Union 726 Family Fund, AvalonBay Communities, Elite Carriers, PCSB Bank, Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York, Quinn Law Firm, Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees, Inc., Team Ali Fairhurst

Silver: Animal Specialty Center, Bedford Hills Lions Club, Bedford PBA, The Bugeya Family, City of Rye Police Association, Cruze and the Frango Family, C.W.A. Local 1180, G.S. Bounce, Guardian Veterinary Specialists, Kolmar Americas Inc., Lions Club of Yorktown, Mesa’s Marrathoners, NYS Court Officers Association, Peekskill Rotary Club, Shrub Oak International School, Volz Auto Group, When Chaos Strikes

“After two years of fundraising virtually, we are beyond excited to welcome supporters back in person for an unforgettable day of fun, laughter and camaraderie,” said BluePath co-founder and Vice President of Development, Michelle Brier. “Last year, hundreds of walkers from across 15 states raised more than $120,000 to further our mission. We look forward to building on that momentum and encourage all those interested in BluePath’s life-changing work to get involved.”

Walkathon registration includes a BluePath event t-shirt. Adult walkers are $30; children under 13 years old are $20. Visit www.bluepathservicedogs.org to learn more or register. Those unable to participate in person may support walkers with an online donation or become a virtual walker with a personalized fundraising page. Sponsorship opportunities are still available; for more information, contact Erica Stanzione at 914-804-4023 or erica.stanzione@bluepathservicedogs.org.  

BluePath Service Dogs, Inc. is located at 8 Country Club Road in Hopewell Junction. They can be reached at 845-377-0477 or by visiting www.bluepathservicedogs.org. For the latest news and updates, follow @BluePathServiceDogs on Facebook and @BluePathDogs on Instagram.

About BluePath Service Dogs, Inc.
BluePath Service Dogs, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2016 to provide autism service dogs, offering safety, companionship, and opportunities for independence. The organization transforms lives by providing families with expanded opportunities to unlock life’s potential. BluePath receives no government funding and relies on the generosity of donors and volunteers to fulfill its mission. For more information, visit www.bluepathservicedogs.org. Follow BluePath on Facebook at www.facebook.org/bluepathservicedogs.

kerry@ducey.org (Michelle Lauricella) Events Thu, 28 Apr 2022 07:33:36 -0400
RVNAhealth Today: Parkinson’s Awareness Month https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/life/5953-rvnahealth-today-parkinson-s-awareness-month5953-rvnahealth-today-parkinson-s-awareness-month https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/life/5953-rvnahealth-today-parkinson-s-awareness-month5953-rvnahealth-today-parkinson-s-awareness-month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month – a time dedicated to acknowledging those living with Parkinson’s disease and working to find a cure. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects motor (movement) functions in the individual. Those with PD may experience tremors, limb rigidity, difficulty walking, or balance issues. According to Parkinson.org, Parkinson’s disease currently affects one million Americans, and the numbers keep increasing. This number is expected to reach 1.2 million by the year 2030.

While there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s, there are certainly treatment options available to those who suffer from its symptoms. The RVNAhealth Rehabilitation and Wellness Center has an excellent team of physical, occupational and speech therapists, many certified in LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) to accurately aid those with PD. We also offer in-home services where a therapist will come to your home for treatment.

Beginning May 3rd, our Rehabilitation and Wellness Center (located at our Ridgefield location) will be offering BIG for LIFETM and LOUD for LIFETM classes every Tuesday and Thursday, designed to help those with PD increase their movement and combat struggles related to PD. LOUD for LIFETM classes, to be held on Tuesdays, will focus on vocal exercises to maintain effective communication. BIG for LIFETM classes, to be held on Thursdays, will include a set of exercises and activities designed to help practice functional movements.

To learn more about our Parkinson’s Disease services and classes, please contact our Rehabilitation and Wellness Center at 203.438.7862. Also, be sure to attend RVNAhealth’s 47th Annual Wellness Fair on May 7th at East Ridge Middle School in Ridgefield where you can speak with our rehabilitation team in person! For more information call 203-438-5555 or visit rvnahealth.org.

kerry@ducey.org (Lisa Fleming ) Life Thu, 28 Apr 2022 03:10:00 -0400
Westchester Ranks in Top Five Statewide in Health Outcomes and Factors https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/politics/5959-westchester-ranks-in-top-five-statewide-in-health-outcomes-and-factors5959-westchester-ranks-in-top-five-statewide-in-health-outcomes-and-factors https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/politics/5959-westchester-ranks-in-top-five-statewide-in-health-outcomes-and-factors5959-westchester-ranks-in-top-five-statewide-in-health-outcomes-and-factors

For the seventh year in a row, Westchester County has ranked in the top five out of 62 counties statewide for health outcomes and health factors, according to the County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the national County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program.

When compared with other counties in New York State, the distinction proves that Westchester is among the healthiest places to live and raise a family, with lower rates of physical inactivity, obesity, teen births, alcohol-impaired driving deaths, motor vehicle crashes and drug overdose deaths, teen births and chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease. Westchester also had higher rates of high school graduation and college attendance, and lower rates of children in poverty, violent crime and injury deaths.

“This is good news for Westchester residents, our health department and our community partners,” said Westchester County Executive George Latimer. “These rankings highlight why it is so important that we continue to collaborate to improve the health and quality of life of all County residents.”

The survey showed that Westchester residents reported they felt physically and mentally healthy more often than residents statewide. County residents had better access to primary care providers, dentists and mental health providers, than residents statewide, with more providers per capita, and higher rates of flu vaccination and cancer screenings.

Despite the toll taken by COVID-19, the County ranked fourth for health outcomes, which measure the length and quality of life, and fifth for health factors, which measure the ways health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors and the environment affect our health. Westchester has ranked in the top five since 2016, and in the top 10 since 2011. The overall life expectancy in Westchester is 83.6 years, which is better than top performers statewide and nationally.

“Westchester County residents care about their health, enjoy access to quality care and many strive for healthier lifestyles, but health inequities do persist,” said Sherlita Amler, MD, Commissioner of Health. “Together with our community partners, we are working to address these complex and difficult problems and to help residents overcome the burden of poverty and health disparities.”

The County’s child poverty index and the teen birth rate both demonstrated stark racial disparities. While Westchester had a much lower rate of child poverty (10%) than the state (18%), the report found that 19 percent of Black and 18 percent of Hispanic children lived in poverty, as compared to three percent of white children. While 8 percent of Westchester live births overall weighed in at less than 5 lbs. 8 oz., comparable to the state low birthweight, the burden of low birthweight was greatest among Blacks, at 12 percent. The low birthweight rate for whites and Hispanics was seven percent each.

The rankings were developed by The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report shows how counties compare within the state for the length and quality of life, their access to clinical care, as well as for such factors as the teen birth rate and the percentage of residents who smoke, are obese, drink to excess or are physically inactive.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Westchester County) Politics Wed, 27 Apr 2022 13:09:33 -0400
Katonah Celebrates 125 Years on Saturday, May 21! https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5950-katonah-celebrates-125-years-on-saturday-may-215950-katonah-celebrates-125-years-on-saturday-may-21 https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5950-katonah-celebrates-125-years-on-saturday-may-215950-katonah-celebrates-125-years-on-saturday-may-21

Celebrate 125 years of our great village of Katonah on Saturday, May 21 from 11am to 4pm

The day will be packed with fun for the whole family and include live music, a parade, historic tours, and a scavenger hunt.
Thank you to the event sponsor Ginnel Real Estate and much gratitude to the Town of Bedford and Katonah Chamber of Commerce for their generous support.
Hats off to members of KVIS and the community volunteers who have been working hard to plan this day of special events.
Visit KVIS on Facebook here for up-to-date information.
kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Wed, 27 Apr 2022 12:35:00 -0400
Katonah Spring Clean Up Day and KVIS Plant Sale on Saturday, May 7 https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5949-spring-clean-up-and-kvis-plant-sale-may-1st5949-spring-clean-up-and-kvis-plant-sale-may-1st https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5949-spring-clean-up-and-kvis-plant-sale-may-1st5949-spring-clean-up-and-kvis-plant-sale-may-1st

Spring Clean Up and KVIS Plant Sale on Saturday, May 7 from 9am to 2pm. Please meet in front of the Library.
 Disposable gloves, garbage bags, vests and refreshments will be provided!
To learn more visit KVIS online here.
kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Wed, 27 Apr 2022 08:25:00 -0400
Katonah Museum of Art Family Day on May 14! https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5958-katonah-museum-of-art-family-day-on-may-145958-katonah-museum-of-art-family-day-on-may-14 https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5958-katonah-museum-of-art-family-day-on-may-145958-katonah-museum-of-art-family-day-on-may-14

Katonah Museum of Art (KMA) Family Day on Saturday, May 14 from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm

Join artist Jeila Gueramian as she leads families on an adventure to create unique creatures and fantastical worlds using surprising craft materials. Let your imagination run wild!
All ages. Members free. Non-members: Adults $12. Seniors, students, and children (12 and under) $6.
Learn more here.
kerry@ducey.org (KMA) Events Mon, 25 Apr 2022 13:19:24 -0400
Katonah Art Walk Kicks Off, Continues on May 21! https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5957-katonah-art-walk-kicks-off-continues-on-may-215957-katonah-art-walk-kicks-off-continues-on-may-21 https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5957-katonah-art-walk-kicks-off-continues-on-may-215957-katonah-art-walk-kicks-off-continues-on-may-21

If you missed Katonah's first Art Walk of the season on Saturday, mark your calendars for Saturday, May 21 from 4 to 8pm!

Visit Katonah Chamber online here for village and Art Walk updates!


kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Mon, 25 Apr 2022 13:14:49 -0400
Aldrich After-Hours: Celebrate Artist Karla Knight, Beer Tasting with Broken Symmetry, DJ, Light Snacks https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5956-aldrich-after-hours-celebrate-artist-karla-knight-beer-tasting-with-broken-symmetry-dj-light-snacks5956-aldrich-after-hours-celebrate-artist-karla-knight-beer-tasting-with-broken-symmetry-dj-light-snacks https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5956-aldrich-after-hours-celebrate-artist-karla-knight-beer-tasting-with-broken-symmetry-dj-light-snacks5956-aldrich-after-hours-celebrate-artist-karla-knight-beer-tasting-with-broken-symmetry-dj-light-snacks

Aldrich After Hours on Friday, May 6 | 5 to 7 pm

Join us for an after-hours gathering in the galleries and Sculpture Garden to celebrate artist Karla Knight and the release of her first museum publication Karla Knight: Navigator on the final weekend to see her exhibition. Knight will be signing books in her pictographic language throughout the evening.

Purchase tickets HERE.

✦ Broken Symmetry Brewery, from Bethel, CT, will be on-site hosting a beer tasting. Sample their celestial brews including Orion’s Belt, Brite Star, Nimbus, and others.

✦ DJ JVH will be crafting an atmospheric audio landscape to transport guest to other realms.

✦ A Karla Knight-inspired photo station will be set up for guests to document the evening.

✦ Participate in mystical and interactive activities in the galleries and The Studio.

✦ Light snacks, wine, and beer will be available

Free with Museum admission – add two drink tickets for $8 for guests ages 21+

Adult: $12; with drink tickets $20

Senior: (60+) $7; with drink tickets $15

Student: $7; with drink tickets $15

Member: Free; with drink tickets $8
Member Guest: $5; with drink tickets $13

Children: Free

Learn more here.

kerry@ducey.org (The Aldrich) Events Mon, 25 Apr 2022 08:12:58 -0400
Westchester County's Household Recycling Day Tomorrow! https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5954-westchester-county-s-household-recycling-day-tomorrow5954-westchester-county-s-household-recycling-day-tomorrow https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5954-westchester-county-s-household-recycling-day-tomorrow5954-westchester-county-s-household-recycling-day-tomorrow

DEF will be hosting it's first Household Recycling Day (HRD) on April 23rd, 9 am to 3 pm, at FDR State Park! After a successful event in 2021, DEF will be returning to FDR State Park and accepting old medications, chemicals, electronics and other materials from County Residents. Last year, DEF hosted 4 HRD events across the County and welcomed over 2500 residents. We hope to see you at our first event on April 23rd and future events! Future events will be listed on the Westchester County events calendar.

If you cannot make an HRD event, you can visit DEF's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY. The permanent facility accepts the same items as the HRDs and is open year-round. Household hazardous waste and other items worthy of special handling are accepted from Westchester County residents on an appointment-only basis

At HRDs, service works on a first-come-first-served basis, and in extreme weather when working conditions are deemed unsafe, events may be cancelled or terminated early. The Mobile Shredder is available at all HRDs, but be advised that on occasion the Mobile Shredder unit can reach its maximum capacity for paper shredding before closing time. Although infrequent, residents should be aware of this and open minded of the possibility of an early closure. On the day of an event, residents can call the County's Recycling HelpLine at (914) 813-5425 to check on a cancellation or early closure.

Follow these simple rules:

  • Remember to close all bags and bottles tightly.

  • All chemicals must be in original or labeled containers.

  • Place all chemicals in a sturdy box and in the trunk of your car.

    There is no fee, but pre-registration is required for 100 pounds or more of solid material or 25 gallons or more of liquid. To pre-register, call the Recycling HelpLine at (914) 813-5425.

The following items are collected at the events:

Properly labeled household chemicals, including-

  • Most automotive fluids – antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline

  • Common household cleaners

  • Flammable liquids – kerosene, butane, charcoal fluid, turpentine

  • Metal, jewelry and furniture polishes, and wood preservatives

  • Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, photographic and swimming pool chemicals

  • Fluorescent light bulbs and CFLs

  • Fire extinguishers

  • Propane tanks (1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 pound tanks)

  • Batteries – only auto, rechargeable and button cell types

  • Household appliances with Freon – air conditioners, refrigerators, dehumidifier

  • Mercury thermometers and thermostats

  • E-waste – items related to communications, including TVs, computers, monitors and related accessories, printers, fax machines, cell phones, radios, stereos, and speakers

  • Car tires (maximum 10)

  • Expired or unused pharmaceuticals – both prescription and over the counter

  • Confidential documents

The items below are not accepted. For disposal information, call the Recycling HelpLine at (914) 813-5425.

  • Paint - Latex – harden paint and put it out with the household trash in solid form. Air dry and use kitty litter or waste paint hardener. Exception: Rye Brook, White Plains and Yorktown residents must dispose of empty or hardened paint cans on bulk pick-up days.

  • Non-rechargeable batteries – discard with household trash

  • Motor oil – take to service station or motor oil retail outlet

  • Compressed gas cylinders – helium and oxygen tanks

  • Smoke and fire detectors – discard with household trash

  • Explosives – flares, fireworks, ammunition

  • Medical waste – hypodermic needles

  • Construction and demolition debris – materials from home improvement and construction projects (e.g. drywall, wood, pipes, fixtures)

  • Materials from commercial and institutional users

kerry@ducey.org (DEF) Events Fri, 22 Apr 2022 12:27:05 -0400
Run Like a Mother on track to SELL OUT! Register NOW, price increases April 27! https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5955-run-like-a-mother-on-track-to-sell-out-register-now-price-increases-april-275955-run-like-a-mother-on-track-to-sell-out-register-now-price-increases-april-27 https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5955-run-like-a-mother-on-track-to-sell-out-register-now-price-increases-april-275955-run-like-a-mother-on-track-to-sell-out-register-now-price-increases-april-27

On Sunday, May 8, 2022, after two years as a virtual event, Run Like a Mother returns to Ridgefield in person bringing Mother’s Day joy to thousands of runners and fans!  

* Kids’ One Mile starts 8:00 AM

* 5k Women’s Race starts at 8:30 AM

The race is ON TRACK to SELL OUT so register NOW ($45) before the registration price increases next week, Wednesday, April 27!

The race will start in the parking lot of The Ridgefield Playhouse and conclude in Ballard Park

The 2022 Run Like a Mother race supports the Ridgefield Library’s  Noreen L. Papa “Mothers: Live Your Life” Fund. 

Everyone who donates $10 or more through the registration platform (RunSignUp) will be entered into a raffle for some great prizes! So far will be raffling off:

  • A weekend rental of a BMW courtesy of BMW of Ridgefield

  • A one-hour massage courtesy of Susi Maura Massage (two will be raffled!)

  • A gift certificate to Braziliant Body Waxing for $120 in waxing services

  • A gift certificate to Ridgefield Stretch Lab for one 50-minute stretch session (3 of these will be raffled)

  • And more to be announced!

Questions? Click HERE.

Read our Q&A with RLAM race founder, Megan Searfoss HERE.

Register to Run Like a Mother HERE.

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Fri, 22 Apr 2022 04:50:11 -0400