Katonah's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah Fri, 13 Dec 2019 19:11:08 -0500 HamletHub.com Traffic stop on I-684 leads to heroin arrest https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/publicsafety/5270-traffic-stop-on-i-684-leads-to-heroin-arrest5270-traffic-stop-on-i-684-leads-to-heroin-arrest https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/publicsafety/5270-traffic-stop-on-i-684-leads-to-heroin-arrest5270-traffic-stop-on-i-684-leads-to-heroin-arrest

Southeast, New York – On December 6, 2019, the New York State Police from the Brewster barracks arrested Thomas R. King, age 26, of Waterbury, CT, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree with intent to sell, both class B felonies.
 
At approximately 9:08 a.m., Troopers conducted a vehicle and traffic stop of a 2019 Nissan Sentra operating as a taxi service on Interstate 684 for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation by the Trooper led to a probable cause search of the vehicle, and the discovery of approximately 95 decks of heroin belonging to the passenger Thomas King.
 
King was arraigned before the town of Patterson Court, and remanded by the Honorable Judge Anthony Mole to the Putnam County Jail in lieu of $1,500.00 cash bail or $3,000.00 secure bond.  King is next scheduled to appear before the Court on December 19, 2019, at 1:00 p.m.
 

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commandercarey@gmail.com (New York State Police) Public safety Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:22:26 -0500
New Book 'Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words' Reveals Parks through her Private Manuscripts and Notes https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/life/5272-new-book-rosa-parks-in-her-own-words-reveals-parks-through-her-private-manuscripts-and-notes5272-new-book-rosa-parks-in-her-own-words-reveals-parks-through-her-private-manuscripts-and-notes https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/life/5272-new-book-rosa-parks-in-her-own-words-reveals-parks-through-her-private-manuscripts-and-notes5272-new-book-rosa-parks-in-her-own-words-reveals-parks-through-her-private-manuscripts-and-notes

Book is a Companion to the New Exhibition of the Rosa Parks Collection

 A new book from the Library of Congress reveals the civil rights icon, Rosa Parks, for the first time in print through her private manuscripts and handwritten notes. The publication with University of Georgia Press is a companion to the new exhibition of the same title, “Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words.”

For years, Parks’ personal papers were not available to the public. Her personal writings, reflections, photographs, records and memorabilia were placed on loan with the Library in 2014 and became a permanent gift in 2016 through the generosity of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.

The new book, written by Susan Reyburn of the Library of Congress, explores a variety of objects from the Rosa Parks Collection that bring to light Parks’ inner thoughts and struggles throughout her life and activism. At the height of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 and 1956, Parks was both pilloried and celebrated – and found catharsis in her writing.

“With the publication of ‘Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words,’ the Library of Congress is pleased to share a rarely seen view of an extraordinary woman through her private writings and in her own hand,” Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden wrote in the book’s foreword. “These writings reveal her keen observations, youthful rage, strong faith, and ongoing hope, as well as an abiding love for those closest to her.”

Parks’ writings include her description of her infamous arrest on a city bus after she refused to give up her seat to a white man, candid reflections on the segregated South, recollections of childhood experiences, letters to her family during the boycott and in the aftermath, and notes from a lifetime of battling inequality.

“Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words” draws on this collection of handwritten descriptions, recollections and letters to shed new light on the life of a civil rights icon. It is the first book to reproduce some of Parks’ personal manuscripts in print.

Lesser-known anecdotes from Parks’ life in the book include:

  • Her night-long vigils as a 6-year-old child, staying up with her grandfather in defense of the family home as the Ku Klux Klan rampaged through the area killing black residents and burning black churches and houses.
  • A tense childhood encounter with a white boy that precipitated a harsh scolding and a difficult lesson in the reality of race relations.
  • Her longtime work for the NAACP investigating brutal crimes against African Americans in Alabama, taking testimony from victims unwilling to speak to others.
  • Her handwritten account of the moment she refused a bus driver’s order to give her seat to a white passenger.
  • Her reunion, 37 years later, with the white woman who offered Parks her own seat on the bus after she was ordered to give up hers.

The new 96-page book features more than 80 color and black and white images from the Parks Collection. It is available in paperback ($16.95) from the Library of Congress Shop, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C., https://library-of-congress-shop.myshopify.com/ and from book retailers worldwide.

The exhibition, “Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words,” opened Dec. 5 and will be on view through summer 2020. The book and exhibition are part of an ongoing initiative inviting Library visitors to Explore America’s Changemakers through a series of exhibitions, events and programs. Another exhibition drawing from the Library’s collections explores the fight for women’s voting rights 100 years after the passage of the 19th Amendment.

The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States — and extensive materials from around the world — both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Explore collections, reference services and other programs and plan a visit at loc.gov, access the official site for U.S. federal legislative information at congress.gov and register creative works of authorship at copyright.gov.

Founded in 1938, the University of Georgia Press publishes outstanding works of scholarship and literature by scholars and writers throughout the world.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Library of Congress) Life Wed, 11 Dec 2019 06:59:30 -0500
ACT of Connecticut Announces Season Gala, Sponsorships Available Now, Tickets On Sale March 1 https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/neighbors/5271-act-of-connecticut-announces-season-gala-sponsorships-available-now-tickets-on-sale-march-15271-act-of-connecticut-announces-season-gala-sponsorships-available-now-tickets-on-sale-march-1 https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/neighbors/5271-act-of-connecticut-announces-season-gala-sponsorships-available-now-tickets-on-sale-march-15271-act-of-connecticut-announces-season-gala-sponsorships-available-now-tickets-on-sale-march-1

ACT of Connecticut has announced that its Season Gala will take place on Friday, April 17, 2020. Tickets will go on sale on March 1, 2020. Sponsorship packages are available now. 

Click here for sponsorship opportunities.

The annual event will honor Diamond Properties and Rudy Marconi for their roles in making the dream of a professional theatre in Ridgefield a reality.

Guests in attendance will be the very first patrons to learn what productions will be a part of ACT’s third full season. This is a Gala like no other, packed with exciting entertainment and Broadway talent. You don’t want to miss out!

Sponsorship packages are available now. Individual tickets will go on sale on March 1.

For more information, visit our website.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Tue, 10 Dec 2019 10:43:41 -0500
Santa Visits The Rosen House on Sunday! https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5268-santa-visits-the-rosen-house-on-sunday5268-santa-visits-the-rosen-house-on-sunday https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5268-santa-visits-the-rosen-house-on-sunday5268-santa-visits-the-rosen-house-on-sunday

Santa Visits The Rosen House on Sunday, December 15 at 12:00pm & 3:00pm

Jolly Saint Nick comes to fill The Rosen House with holiday cheer. The little ones will be in for an adventure with I Spy a Santa or Two in The Music Room, followed by a 30-minute concert of favorite holiday songs when Santa Claus will appear to delight the whole family. Santa’s favorite snack — milk and cookies — will be served in the cloisters. Bring your cameras and begin the festive season with joy!

Child $10, Adult $15

Learn more and purchase tickets here.

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kerry@ducey.org (caramoor) Events Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:02:35 -0500
The Women's Center in Danbury is Seeking Candidates for Bilingual Administrative Assistant https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/neighbors/5269-the-women-s-center-in-danbury-is-seeking-candidates-for-bilingual-administrative-assistant5269-the-women-s-center-in-danbury-is-seeking-candidates-for-bilingual-administrative-assistant https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/neighbors/5269-the-women-s-center-in-danbury-is-seeking-candidates-for-bilingual-administrative-assistant5269-the-women-s-center-in-danbury-is-seeking-candidates-for-bilingual-administrative-assistant

The Women's Center is currently seeking candidates to join our administrative team as a Bilingual Administrative Assistant. The primary role of this full-time position is to welcome and direct all clients both in person and on the telephone, as well as to provide administrative support to all staff. 

If you or someone you know is interested in these positions, please see the required qualifications posted on the "Career Opportunities" page of our website here, then send your resume and cover letter to our Director of Administration & Human Resources at womenscenter@wcogd.org or (203) 731-5207 (fax).

And please feel free to share these opportunities with your networks!

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kerry@ducey.org (Women's Center) Neighbors Mon, 09 Dec 2019 08:00:25 -0500
RA Division Head Talks - Middle School Matters https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/neighbors/5267-ra-division-head-talks-middle-school-matters5267-ra-division-head-talks-middle-school-matters https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/neighbors/5267-ra-division-head-talks-middle-school-matters5267-ra-division-head-talks-middle-school-matters

Middle School Matters

If your middle school experience was anything like mine, you are more likely to recall an awkward moment at a dance or an embarrassing comment in a classroom than you are to remember the depth of your learning. In fact, it is rare, when I share my job with someone in a social setting, that I am not inundated with that person’s worst memories of middle school.

For years, middle schools were intentionally designed to mimic the high school experiences and environments of their students’ futures. In these junior high schools (get it?) teachers expected students to perform like mini high school students as they navigated watered-down high school classroom experiences. This is not to say that we who survived these environments didn’t learn anything or that we didn’t experience some great moments--I am quite sure that you did, too--it’s that we likely were not learning in an environment that truly supported the developing human beings that we were at the time.

The failure of this junior high school structure is that it does not take into account the uniqueness of the middle school student, one who is navigating a seemingly overwhelming transition of cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development. Schools were asking and expecting students to, quite literally, be someone they were not, which left too many students feeling lost and disconnected from their schooling at a time when the single greatest need is to feel an authentic sense of connection. At Ridgefield Academy we are crafting a developmentally-appropriate learning experience for our students, one that challenges them to grow and develop as learners and people in a caring and nurturing environment; one that understands that middle school actually matters.

Meeting Students Where They Are

A truly great middle school meets students where they are at each developmental level. The range of cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development is never again as wide as it is during the middle school years. This reality has driven a pedagogical shift away from a  traditional, one-size-fits-all teaching model to a far more engaging, student-centered model, which allows each individual student to interact with the material at his or her own developmental level. In this model, the great middle school teacher of the twenty-first century is akin to a symphony conductor, encouraging and leading each student to perform at his or her best. In order for this to be possible, the teacher must be a master of his or her content. This allows the teacher to be dynamic and to shape and steer the learning around the questions and conclusions of the students. The teacher must also foster a strong and healthy relationship with each individual student, to know them as distinct learners and to support them in making the learning relevant in their own lives. With a deep understanding of the content and a strong relationship with the students, the teacher can craft a meaningful learning activity that supports the students in accessing the material and deepening their own, individual understanding.

Learning Through Connection

Another quality of a great middle school is that of student-teacher relationships in and out of the classroom. I often refer to the middle school years as a rollercoaster as students navigate the ups and downs of the significant cognitive, physical, and social-emotional change they are naturally experiencing. During this time of relative instability, students crave consistency in their relationships and in their environment, and unfortunately their peer group is equally unstable. To this end, the adults at home and at school must keep their feet firmly on the ground during these rollercoaster years. Genuinely trusting relationships with adults at school help students to feel grounded in that environment, which engenders in them a sense of security and safety as they work to define their authentic self. Moreover, educational neuroscience reminds us that brains learn better when they feel “safe”; when students learn in a safe and joyful environment, they are supported in taking greater cognitive risks--to think more deeply and make greater connections in their learning. No longer are middle schools the training grounds for new teachers or the pasture where former high school teachers go to finish their careers; instead, great middle school classrooms are led by dynamic adults who truly love and understand the age group.

Providing a Well-Rounded Experience

In addition to recognizing the unique developmental needs of middle schoolers and supporting those needs with dynamic, student-centered adults, a middle school program needs to be built with its student body in mind. As we do at Ridgefield Academy, the middle school years are a wonderful opportunity for students to explore new learning opportunities across the academic disciplines, through the performing and visual arts, in technology, and through athletics. With the competitive landscape of high school in mind, by providing middle level learners with a broad set of curricular and co-curricular experiences, the students have to opportunity to develop new passions and to determine how best to dedicate their time when the move on to high school. Moreover, without a high school building looming large on our campus, as a preschool-Grade 8 institution we are able to craft authentic leadership leadership roles for our middle school students. Our eighth graders understand and embrace their critical role as leaders on our campus; they lead community meetings, assume leadership roles in service learning initiatives, and set a positive example for our younger students. Through these 

opportunities our students not only learn the value of leadership to a community, but also how to be a leader in a community. They are empowered by this challenge and rise to it, taking these critical skills with them into their high school experiences and beyond.

At Ridgefield Academy, we strive to create the best learning environment for our middle school students. Because we truly know and understand middle school students, and we provide a strong program and positive environment that supports them in their own cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development we empower our students to challenge themselves as learners and leaders in a world that so desperately needs their leadership.

Explore RA’s Middle School program during Take a Look Tuesday or our Open House.

 

 

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kerry@ducey.org (RA Division Head for Grades 4-8 Clinton Howarth) Neighbors Mon, 09 Dec 2019 05:02:00 -0500
Explore what Ridgefield Academy can offer you child at Take a Look Tuesday https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/places/5266-explore-what-ridgefield-academy-can-offer-you-child-at-take-a-look-tuesday5266-explore-what-ridgefield-academy-can-offer-you-child-at-take-a-look-tuesday https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/places/5266-explore-what-ridgefield-academy-can-offer-you-child-at-take-a-look-tuesday5266-explore-what-ridgefield-academy-can-offer-you-child-at-take-a-look-tuesday

Learn what Ridgefield Academy can offer your child at our Take a Look Tuesday on December 10 from 9AM to 11AM

Research proves that a strong, early academic foundation is critical to ensure future success in high school, college and beyond. Ridgefield Academy helps students in Kindergarten-Grade 8 build that foundation through a forward-thinking, integrated educational program. Our entire community is dedicated to helping students build the necessary skills to become accomplished leaders, public speakers, and critical thinkers. RA students graduate as authentically self-assured individuals who have a strong sense of self, exceptional confidence, and are prepared for what comes next.

Learn what Ridgefield Academy can offer your child at our Take a Look Tuesday on December 10 from 9AM to 11AM. Explore the benefits of RA's independent preschool through Grade 8 with our Head of School, Tom Main. Tour our beautiful campus and experience our dynamic classrooms in action. See firsthand how our students become authentically self-assured because their unique talents are cultivated by talented faculty who inspire a joy of learning.

Come see why our parents say, “RA educates rather than teaches.”

RSVP here or contact Director of Enrollment David Suter at 203-894-1800 x112 or via dsuter@ridgefieldacademy.org. We would be delighted to meet you.
Curious about what other parents say about RA? We invite you to read other parents' stories about their RA experience.

Can’t make it on December 10? Visit RA on April 21 for the next Take a Look Tuesday!

The Ridgefield Academy and Landmark Preschool community celebrates childhood, pursues excellence, and cultivates kindness. Our educational program is intellectually inspiring, and we foster joyful learning and mutual respect in all that we do. We empower each student to rise to their authentic self, preparing confident graduates who shape their future with ingenuity and integrity. Visit today!

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kerry@ducey.org (Andrea Grady) Places Fri, 06 Dec 2019 05:44:46 -0500
Katonah Holiday Stroll on December 13: Festive Fun, Shopping, Merriment! https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5265-katonah-holiday-stroll-on-december-13-festive-fun-shopping-merriment5265-katonah-holiday-stroll-on-december-13-festive-fun-shopping-merriment https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5265-katonah-holiday-stroll-on-december-13-festive-fun-shopping-merriment5265-katonah-holiday-stroll-on-december-13-festive-fun-shopping-merriment

Enjoy our beautifully decorated hamlet with a festive evening stroll along Katonah Avenue on Friday, December 13 beginning at 5:00 pm.

The event will feature music, refreshments and, of course, lots of merriment.

Stores will be open until 8 pm and vendors will be on-hand to help you with your holiday shopping.

Learn more here.

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kerry@ducey.org (Katonah Chamber) Events Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:55:54 -0500
Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting in Katonah on Sunday! https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5263-christmas-tree-and-menorah-lighting-in-katonah-on-sunday5263-christmas-tree-and-menorah-lighting-in-katonah-on-sunday https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5263-christmas-tree-and-menorah-lighting-in-katonah-on-sunday5263-christmas-tree-and-menorah-lighting-in-katonah-on-sunday

Join us for a favorite Katonah Holiday tradition – the lighting of our town’s Christmas Tree and Menorah at St. Luke's Episcopal Church this Sunday, December 8 beginning at 6pm.

Musical performances by local groups, cookies and hot chocolate (provided by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church) and one lucky child wins the opportunity to flip the switch to light the tree!

Co-hosted by the Katonah Chamber and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

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kerry@ducey.org (Katonah Chamber) Events Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:52:20 -0500
Cast Announced for Disney’s NEWSIES playing White Plains Performing Arts Center December 20 – January 12 https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/life/5264-cast-announced-for-disney-s-newsies-playing-white-plains-performing-arts-center-december-20-january-125264-cast-announced-for-disney-s-newsies-playing-white-plains-performing-arts-center-december-20-january-12 https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/life/5264-cast-announced-for-disney-s-newsies-playing-white-plains-performing-arts-center-december-20-january-125264-cast-announced-for-disney-s-newsies-playing-white-plains-performing-arts-center-december-20-january-12

Cast Announced for Disney’s NEWSIES playing White Plains Performing Arts Center December 20 – January 12

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is proud to announce the cast for its upcoming Mainstage production of Disney’s NEWSIES, playing December 20 – January 12.

Leading the cast is Alex Prakken, reprising his role from the shows National Tour as Jack Kelly with Kristen Seggio as Katherine and Mark Bradley Miller as Mr. Pulitzer.

Completing the cast are Casey Bagnall, Noah Barnes, Dean Cestari (Davey), Nathan Cockroft, Sammy Dell, Elijah Dillehay, Zach Eisenberg, Sean Casey Flanagan, Timothy Matthew Flores, Alec Gallazzi, Christopher McHugh, Matthew Oster (Crutchie), Marcus Parfitt, Caleb Reese Paul, Talen Piner, Jack Saleeby, Steven Schroko, Alex Skarmeas, James Conrad Smith, Elisha Marie (Medda), Austin Turner and Jamie Zeidman.

“Disney’s Newsies has never been more potent than it is today as a new generation of young activists has emerged in our world.  Many teens are deeply concerned with social, economic, political and environmental issues. They are looking around at the world they are inheriting yet thinking of the one they’ll create.  Like the newsboys, these David’s are fully prepared to take on the Goliath’s so change can come once and for all. Newsies awakens the hero in all of us.  And there’s no better time to be inspired than the holiday season!” says Director Frank Portanova

NEWSIES is based on the 1992 movie and inspired by the true story of the 1899 Newsboys Strike and is a joyful, and entertaining musical capturing the strength that young people have when they join together and stand up against injustice. Winner of 2 Tony Awards, the show features a funny, poignant book by Harvey Fierstein and stunning music by Alan Menken & Jack Feldman, NEWSIES is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family!

NEWSIES is Directed by Frank Portanova with Music Direction by Stephen Ferri and Choreography by Josh Assor. Scenic Design by Ryan Howell, Lighting Design by Adam Honoré, Sound Design by Jon Weston, Stage Managed by Jessie Jardon. Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Jack Feldman, Book by Harvey Fierstein. Based on the Disney Film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White.  Originally produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions.

NEWSIES will play the White Plains Performing Arts Center Friday, December 20, 7pm; Saturday, December 21, 7pm; Sunday, December 22, 2pm; Friday, December 27, 2pm; Saturday, December 28, 2pm & 7pm; Sunday, December 29, 2pm; Friday, January 3, 7pm; Saturday, January 4, 2pm & 7pm; Sunday, January 5, 2pm; Wednesday, January 8, 11am; Thursday, January 9, 11am; Friday, January 10, 11am; Saturday, January 11, 7pm; Sunday, January 12, 2pm.

The White Plains Performing Arts Center is located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains, minutes from the White Plains Metro North Station. For tickets visit the theatre box office Monday-Friday (11am-6pm), purchase the tickets online at wppac.com or call 914-328-1600. For Group Sales, please contact boxoffice@wppac.com.

NEWSIES is a WPPAC Mainstage Production which is a professional production featuring union and non-union actors from Broadway, national tours and regional theatre across the country. These productions are created from scratch, staffed with professional production teams (directors to designers), large LIVE orchestras and boast high-quality sets and costumes.

Photos: Alex Prakken; Kristen Seggio, Mark Bradley Miller

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kerry@ducey.org (Kathleen Davisson) Life Wed, 04 Dec 2019 10:39:12 -0500
Bedford Hills and St. Luke's Katonah Tree Lighting this Weekend! https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5262-bedford-hills-and-st-luke-s-katonah-tree-lighting-this-weekend5262-bedford-hills-and-st-luke-s-katonah-tree-lighting-this-weekend https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5262-bedford-hills-and-st-luke-s-katonah-tree-lighting-this-weekend5262-bedford-hills-and-st-luke-s-katonah-tree-lighting-this-weekend

Bedford Hills Tree Lighting on December 7 and St. Luke's Tree Lighting on December 8

Bedford Hills Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 7

You are invited to attend the Bedford Hills Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 7 from 6 to 8pm at the Bedford Hills Train Station.

Come join friends and neighbors for our annual tree lighting!! The Antioch and BHES choirs will be performing!

Light refreshments served.

Learn more here.


St. Luke's Episcopal Church Katonah, Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 9

The spruce tree on the grounds of St. Luke’s is the largest living lit Christmas tree in New York state! This makes us the fortunate hosts for the annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting arranged by the Katonah Chamber of Commerce and will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2019 starting at 6pm.

During this event, our Youth Group serves cocoa and cookies (most of which are homemade by parish members) to all participants and spectators at this very well attended community event.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Tue, 03 Dec 2019 10:57:37 -0500
Bedford Playhouse Holiday Open House on Friday! https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5261-bedford-playhouse-holiday-open-house-on-friday5261-bedford-playhouse-holiday-open-house-on-friday https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/events/5261-bedford-playhouse-holiday-open-house-on-friday5261-bedford-playhouse-holiday-open-house-on-friday

Bedford Playhouse Holiday Open House! Live Music, Activities and Fa La La! 4 – 9:30pm

It’s JINGLE PASS Weekend in Bedford! Let’s ring in the holiday season with some community fun, drinks, activities and live music — for all ages You’re invited to the Playhouse “Open House” on Friday night, Dec. 6.  The wonderful town tree lighting is at 7pm, so join us before — and after — for some Ho Ho Ho and some Fa La La fun!

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4 – 7pm 
Free popcorn and cider and Bambi’s Bar will be open for cocktails and food.  Fa La La around the piano with live music and festive tunes.  Bring the kids for a “Make Your Own Snowflake” station: all snowflake designs will be collected and displayed as holiday lobby decor through January.
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7 pm ~ Tree lighting ceremony on the Village Green with hot chocolate at the firehouse
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7:30 – 9:30
December’s First Fridays:  LIVE MUSIC welcome Dante Palminteri!  The melodic sounds will keep the party going for a few more hours after the tree lighting. Grab a drink, a table and some friends and join us for a warm and wonderful night at the Playhouse.
 
Bedford Playhouse is located at 633 Old Post Rd. Bedford, NY
 
Learn more here.
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kerry@ducey.org (Bedford Playhouse) Events Tue, 03 Dec 2019 10:48:56 -0500
State Police in Troop K remove thirty-six impaired drivers from the public roadways during the 2019 Thanksgiving weekend https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/publicsafety/5260-state-police-in-troop-k-remove-thirty-six-impaired-drivers-from-the-public-roadways-during-the-2019-thanksgiving-weekend5260-state-police-in-troop-k-remove-thirty-six-impaired-drivers-from-the-public-roadways-during-the-2019-thanksgiving-weekend https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/publicsafety/5260-state-police-in-troop-k-remove-thirty-six-impaired-drivers-from-the-public-roadways-during-the-2019-thanksgiving-weekend5260-state-police-in-troop-k-remove-thirty-six-impaired-drivers-from-the-public-roadways-during-the-2019-thanksgiving-weekend

On November 27, 2019, State Police from SP East Fishkill arrested Griffin B. Moore, age 19, of Ridgefield, CT, for DWI.  He was traveling on Interstate 84 in the town of Patterson, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 27, 2019, State Police from SP Dover Plains arrested Gregory S. Snell, age 68, of Amenia, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 22 in the town of Dover, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 27, 2019, State Police from SP Poughkeepsie arrested Gregory J. Weiss, age 68, of Copake, NY, for Aggravated DWI.  He was traveling on Nine Partners Road in the town of Stanford, when he was found disabled.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 28, 2019, State Police from SP Livingston arrested Robert W. Mickle, age 50, of Chatham, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Austerlitz Street in the village of Chatham, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 28, 2019, State Police from SP Hawthorne arrested Dante J. Garcia, age 49, of White Plains, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on the Sprain Brook Parkway in the city of Yonkers, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 28, 2019, State Police from SP East Fishkill arrested Ezequiel Velazquez, age 28, of Wallkill, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Interstate 84 in the town of Southeast, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 28, 2019, State Police from SP Wappinger arrested Harrison A. Dillon, age 25, of Wappinger, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 52 in the city of Beacon, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 28, 2019, State Police from SP Brewster arrested Paul R. Tripi, age 47, of Somers, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Interstate 684 in the town of Southeast, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 28, 2019, State Police from SP Poughkeepsie arrested Alan-Michael J. Magnotta, age 23, of Lagrange, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Noxon Road in the town of Lagrange, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 28, 2019, State Police from SP Poughkeepsie arrested Joseph F. O’Connor, age 23, of Medford, MA, for DWI.  He was traveling on Titusviile Road in the town of Lagrange, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 28, 2019, State Police from SP Cortlandt arrested Junior J. Hidalgo Rivera, age 34, of Yorktown, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 9 in the village of Croton-on-Hudson, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 28, 2019, State Police from SP Hawthorne arrested Fernando G. Mayancela, age 33, of Bronx, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on the Sprain Brook Parkway in the town of Greenburgh, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 28, 2019, State Police from SP Poughkeepsie arrested Manuel E. Sotomayor, age 42, of Pleasant Valley, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 44 in the town of Pleasant Valley, when he was reported asleep behind the wheel in a gas station parking lot.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 28, 2019, State Police from SP Rhinebeck arrested Matthew J. Dupilka, age 23, of Hyde Park, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 9 in the town of Poughkeepsie, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 28, 2019, State Police from SP Somers arrested Stephen R. Dwyer, age 64, of Guttenberg, NY, for Aggravated DWI with a prior conviction within ten years, a class E felony.  He was traveling on Interstate 684 in the town of North Castle, when he was involved in a one car motor vehicle crash.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 28, 2019, State Police from SP Cortlandt arrested Benjamin W. Conner, age 20, of Cortlandt, NY, for DWAI Drugs.  He was traveling on Oregon Road in the town of Cortlandt, when he was the subject of a welfare check by a concerned third party.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of drugs, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 28, 2019, State Police from SP Hawthorne arrested Louis Scarnati, age 57, of Carmel, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on the Taconic State Parkway in the town of New Castle, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 29, 2019, State Police from SP Poughkeepsie arrested Glenn A. Conklin, age 57, of Poughkeepsie, NY, for Aggravated DWI with a prior conviction within ten years, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 1st, both class E felonies, and Use of a Vehicle without an Interlock Device, a class A misdemeanor.  He was traveling on State Route 55 in the town of Lagrange, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On November 29, 2019, State Police from SP Wappinger arrested Marlene Monks, age 58, of Southeast, NY, for DWI.  She was traveling on Arthursburg Road in the town of Lagrange, when she was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed she was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 29, 2019, State Police from SP Somers arrested Terri L. Alford-Steinfeld, age 58, of Katonah, NY, for DWI, Resisting Arrest, and Obstruction of Governmental Administration, all misdemeanors.  She was traveling on State Route 202 in the town of Somers, when she was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed she was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 29, 2019, State Police from SP Wappinger arrested Michael N. Rullo, age 24, of Poughkeepsie, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Noxon Road in the town of Lagrange, when he was interviewed during a DWI safety checkpoint.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 29, 2019, State Police from SP Brewster arrested Gabriel A. Morales Recinos, age 34, of Mount Kisco, NY, for Aggravated DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 22 in the village of Brewster, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 30, 2019, State Police from SP Cortlandt arrested Daniel Lora Reyes, age 30, of Peekskill, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 9 in the town of Cortlandt, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 30, 2019, State Police from SP Stormville arrested Katherine Negron, age 36, of Bronx, NY, for DWI.  She was traveling on State Route 44/55 in the city of Poughkeepsie, when she was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed she was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 30, 2019, State Police from SP Brewster arrested Mark I. Litsky, age 54, of Fishkill, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Interstate 84 in the town of Southeast, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 30, 2019, State Police from SP Brewster arrested Jessica Pineda Gonzalez, age 42, of Cortlandt, NY, for DWI.  She was traveling on State Route 22 in the town of Southeast, when she was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed she was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 30, 2019, State Police from SP Brewster arrested Carlos O. Guerra Lopez, age 21, of Silver Spring, MD, for DWI.  He was traveling on Peaceable Hill Road in the town of Southeast, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 30, 2019, State Police from SP Cortlandt arrested Tamika N. Young, age 44, of Cortlandt, NY, for DWI.  She was traveling on State Route 9 in the town of Dover, when she was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed she was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 30, 2019, State Police from SP Stormville arrested Victoria J. Manning, age 62, of Pleasant Valley, NY, for DWI with a prior conviction within ten years, a class E felony.  She was traveling on the Taconic State Parkway in the town of Putnam Valley, when she was involved in a one car motor vehicle crash.  Investigation revealed she was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 30, 2019, State Police from SP Somers arrested Axel J. Rodriguez, age 27, of Stamford, CT, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 100 in the town of Somers, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 30, 2019, State Police from SP New Lebanon arrested Kenneth M. Ducharme, age 24, of Rotterdam, NY, for DWAI Drugs.  He was traveling on State Route 20 in the town of New Lebanon, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of drugs, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On November 30, 2019, State Police from SP Wappinger arrested Kevin J. Cuomo, age 31, of Millbrook, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Noxon Road in the town of Poughkeepsie, when he was interviewed during a DWI safety checkpoint.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On December 1, 2019, State Police from SP Wappinger arrested Elizabeth A. Collins, age 30, of Wappinger, NY, for DWI.  She was traveling on State Route 376 in the town of Wappinger, when she was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed she was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On December 1, 2019, State Police from SP Brewster arrested an eighteen-year-old for DWI.  The subject was traveling on Danbury Road in the town of Southeast, and stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed the subject was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On December 1, 2019, State Police from SP Dover Plains arrested Keith A. Kreider, age 49, of Pine Plains, NY, for DWAI Drugs.  He was traveling on State Route 22 in the town of Dover, when he was interviewed after being reported as unresponsive in a local business parking lot.  Investigation revealed he was under the influence of drugs, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On December 1, 2019, State Police from SP Cortlandt arrested Sieana McQueen, age 23, of Cortlandt, NY, for DWI.  She was traveling on State Route 9 in the town of Cortlandt, when she was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation revealed she was under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 

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kerry@ducey.org (NYS Police) Public safety Tue, 03 Dec 2019 10:42:32 -0500
Camerata d’Amici Performs Christmas Concert on December 8 at South Salem Presbyterian Church https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/neighbors/5259-camerata-d-amici-christmas-concert5259-camerata-d-amici-christmas-concert https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/neighbors/5259-camerata-d-amici-christmas-concert5259-camerata-d-amici-christmas-concert

Choral group Camerata d’Amici is proud to present its Christmas concert “O Come, Emmanuel” on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 4 p.m. at South Salem Presbyterian Church, 111 Spring Street, South Salem, NY.  Conducted by Kristin Sponheim, the concert will feature a diverse repertoire of music including well-known Christmas carols and spirituals, a selection from Handel’s Messiah, and a range of contemporary compositions.

The program will open with a reflective setting by Elaine Hagenberg’s of “O Come, Emmanuel” with piano and oboe accompaniment.  Reflection gives way to joyous celebration as the program continues with “And the Glory of the Lord” from Handel’s Messiah and “See Dat Babe,” a vibrant spiritual, arranged by Stacey Gibbs for a cappella choir.  

The second half of the program highlights a variety of carols, such as “The Huron Carol” (Native American), “O Come, Little Children” (German) and “Carol of the Bells” (Russian).   The audience will be invited to join in singing a pair of favorite carols, and the program will end with “This Christmastide,” a gentle invitation to remember the enduring nature of hope this Christmas season.

Founded in 2006, Camerata d’Amici is an auditioned choir made up of singers from 12 towns in Fairfield and Westchester counties. “O Come, Emmanuel” will feature performances by the full choir and a select chamber ensemble, men’s and women’s pieces, and vocal solos by Thomas Carr (Danbury), Michael Forbes (Ridgefield), Maura Donnelly O’Halloran (Wilton), Juliet Pratt (Ridgefield), and Dan Wellers (Danbury).  The choir will be accompanied by instrumentalists Oliver Homann (oboe) and Margarita Nuller (piano).

Tickets at the door are $25 for adults and $10 for youth 18 and under.  Advance tickets, with a reduced ticket price of $20 for adults, may be purchased at cameratadamici.org, or by check made payable to Camerata d’Amici at P.O. Box 74, Ridgefield, CT 06877.  Online tickets are available through Friday, December 6.  Follow Camerata d’Amici on Facebook and Instagram, and listen to past performances on YouTube.

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kerry@ducey.org (Camerata d'Amici) Neighbors Fri, 29 Nov 2019 06:33:54 -0500
Landmark Preschool’s Winter Fun for Ones with Caregiver Program Beginning January 8 https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/places/5254-landmark-preschool-s-winter-fun-for-ones-with-caregiver-program-beginning-january-85254-landmark-preschool-s-winter-fun-for-ones-with-caregiver-program-beginning-january-8 https://news.hamlethub.com/katonah/places/5254-landmark-preschool-s-winter-fun-for-ones-with-caregiver-program-beginning-january-85254-landmark-preschool-s-winter-fun-for-ones-with-caregiver-program-beginning-january-8

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 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 winter session begins on January 8. There is a $25 discount for families who register for both the winter and spring sessions.

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 

The Ridgefield Academy and Landmark Preschool community celebrates childhood, pursues excellence, and cultivates kindness. Our educational program is intellectually inspiring, and we foster joyful learning and mutual respect in all that we do. We empower each student to rise to their authentic self, preparing confident graduates who shape their future with ingenuity and integrity.

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kerry@ducey.org (Andrea Grady) Places Tue, 26 Nov 2019 06:59:00 -0500