Lewisboro's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro Wed, 29 Jan 2020 07:28:26 -0500 HamletHub.com Fairway Market Announces All 14 Stores to Remain OPEN, No Intention of Chapter 7 Filing https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/life/2201-fairway-market-announces-all-14-stores-to-remain-open-no-intention-of-chapter-7-filing2201-fairway-market-announces-all-14-stores-to-remain-open-no-intention-of-chapter-7-filing https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/life/2201-fairway-market-announces-all-14-stores-to-remain-open-no-intention-of-chapter-7-filing2201-fairway-market-announces-all-14-stores-to-remain-open-no-intention-of-chapter-7-filing

Despite reports, Fairway Market has announced in a press statement that the store has no intention to file for chapter 7 or liquidate all of its stores. The image you see here captures a tweet they published early today.

"All 14 stores remain open for business, offering a complete range of high quality, specialty food products, and we look forward to seeing our customers and employees."

Learn more about Fairway Market here.

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Life Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:36:04 -0500
Nightclub at Lewisboro Library: Pluck & Rail & Friends on Jan. 31 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2193-nightclub-lewisboro-library-pluck-rail-friends-15785501812193-nightclub-lewisboro-library-pluck-rail-friends-1578550181 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2193-nightclub-lewisboro-library-pluck-rail-friends-15785501812193-nightclub-lewisboro-library-pluck-rail-friends-1578550181

NIGHTCLUB @ LEWISBORO LIBRARY on Friday, January 31, 8:00 pmTickets: $30 per person
Wine, Beer & Dessert Included

Pluck & Rail is the acoustic intersection of Andrew Sussman of the progressive rock group, Frogg Café, and George Gierer of the folkabilly band, South County. Together they produce gritty songwriting, tight vocal melodies and soaring guitar and cello match-ups to craft their unique acoustic sound. For an extra-special evening, they’ll be bringing a few special guests that night to rock the Library!

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.lewisborolibrary.org/adult.htm.


lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Liz Gabriele) Events Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:30:00 -0500
Jay Leno Just Added To Ridgefield Playhouse Lineup of Awesome Shows! https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2202-jay-leno-just-added-to-ridgefield-playhouse-lineup-of-awesome-shows2202-jay-leno-just-added-to-ridgefield-playhouse-lineup-of-awesome-shows https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2202-jay-leno-just-added-to-ridgefield-playhouse-lineup-of-awesome-shows2202-jay-leno-just-added-to-ridgefield-playhouse-lineup-of-awesome-shows

Jay Leno is BACK at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, June 10 at 7:30 pm

Acclaimed Emmy, People’s Choice, and TV Guide honored, late-night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.” Now he’s going back to his roots in stand-up in a rare intimate evening here at The Ridgefield Playhouse.

Don’t miss this one night only event with a legend!

Member pre-sale NOW! Members can purchase tickets online or call the box office 203.438.5795.

Ticket price $135-150

Public sale on Friday, January 24 at 10am. Click here to purchase.

This show is part of the Barts Tree Service Comedy Series sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Danbury.

Come see the all-new 2020 Mercedes Benz GLB on display before the show!

kerry@ducey.org (Ridgefield Playhouse) Events Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:28:59 -0500
Danbury Hat Tricks News: Weekend Game, Win a Trip to Jamaica! https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/2199-danbury-hat-tricks-news-weekend-game-win-a-trip-to-jamaica2199-danbury-hat-tricks-news-weekend-game-win-a-trip-to-jamaica https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/2199-danbury-hat-tricks-news-weekend-game-win-a-trip-to-jamaica2199-danbury-hat-tricks-news-weekend-game-win-a-trip-to-jamaica

Prepare for the swarm!
The Danbury Hat Tricks are hosting the Battle Creek Rumble Bees this weekend at Danbury Arena! Don't miss another unforgettable moment,
get your seats today!
Purchase tickets here.

Win a trip to Jamaica
On Saturday, February 1, you could win a trip for four to Jamaica at the Danbury Hat Tricks game! Wear green, yellow and black to be entered to win an expenses-paid vacation for three nights!

Also in Danbury Arena news...
Auto Worker Appreciation Night 1/31
The Hat Tricks are offering a complimentary ticket and pre-game beverage to all dealers, mechanics and auto workers who pre-register. Sign up today and join us this Friday!
Use group name "SHANNON" at checkout online when purchasing tickets to this Friday's Hat Tricks game to help Connecticut Whale captain Shannon Doyle as she represents Team Canada at the World Ball Hockey Championships!
kerry@ducey.org (Danbury Hat Tricks) Neighbors Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:18:25 -0500
Genesis Belanger Opens May 17 at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/2200-genesis-belanger-opens-may-17-at-the-aldrich-contemporary-art-museum2200-genesis-belanger-opens-may-17-at-the-aldrich-contemporary-art-museum https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/2200-genesis-belanger-opens-may-17-at-the-aldrich-contemporary-art-museum2200-genesis-belanger-opens-may-17-at-the-aldrich-contemporary-art-museum

Genesis Belanger’s conceptual methodology blends Surrealism and Pop art with self-possessed feminism informed by a professional career inside the fashion and advertising industries. Her studio practice is chiefly centered on the creation of porcelain and stoneware sculptures and tableaux. Staging her sculptural objects on upholstered furnishings of her own invention, Belanger constructs uncanny scenes that perform narratives about our anxiety afflicted present.

Her process begins with patterned forms pressed from rolled clay sheets, which she then models by hand and only fires once. She never uses glazes and chooses clays for their natural color, preferring a soft confectionary palette: creams, beiges, and pastels. Uniformly matte, the sculptures impersonate stone and cement and parade inherently relatable personalities. 

Anthropomorphizing common household objects, Belanger imparts beauty products, design accessories, and food items with feminized attributes: lipsticks with wagging tongues, lamps with ladies’ pearls, and tins with doey-eyed sardines. She fancies gendered motifs—well-manicured fingernails, lipstick smeared cigarettes, and candy-colored pills—that personify women’s troubles, desires, and addictions. Her dreamlike jumbles invoke Surrealists like René Magritte and Kay Sage as well as Pop artists like Marisol and Claes Oldenburg, but her inimitable creations are undoubtedly about our image-obsessed moment.

At The Aldrich, Belanger will create her largest and most elaborate mise-en-scène to date. Dozens of animated objects will be attentively arranged on ghostly furnishings: a standing piano, an extended dining table, a round coffee table, a sofa, and more. The furniture will be shrouded in monochromatic grey upholstered skirts while an immense pleated curtain will fill an entire gallery wall, casting the room in a palpable funereal atmosphere. 
Genesis Belanger (b. 1978) currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BFA from The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL, and an MFA from Hunter College, New York, NY. Selected exhibitions include Coins for the Ferryman, François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles (2019); Holding Pattern, New Museum, New York (2019); A Strange Relative, Genesis Belanger & Emily Mae Smith, Perrotin, New York (2018); and Cheap Cookie and a Tall Drink of Water, Mrs. Gallery, Maspeth, NY (2017). 
The exhibition will be accompanied by the artist’s first museum publication, a full-color 80 page catalogue, featuring an essay by the exhibition’s curator, Amy Smith-Stewart.  
Organized by Amy Smith-Stewart, Senior Curator, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

kerry@ducey.org (The Aldrich) Neighbors Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:11:06 -0500
BOOK BITES at Lewisboro Library on Jan. 21st https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2171-book-bites-jan-21st2171-book-bites-jan-21st https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2171-book-bites-jan-21st2171-book-bites-jan-21st

BOOK BITES at Lewisboro Library Meets 3rd Tuesday of Month, 6:00 pm

Grades 7 and up. We’ll share the details of our favorite books and munch on pizza and cookies. The book selection for January 21 is House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer.

Sign-up at http://www.lewisborolibrary.org/teen.htm.

lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Liz Gabriele) Events Thu, 16 Jan 2020 10:40:31 -0500
Imagine Your Summer At Harvey Camp! Open House on Feb. 22, Registration OPEN https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/places/2197-imagine-your-summer-at-harvey-camp-open-house-on-feb-22-registration-open2197-imagine-your-summer-at-harvey-camp-open-house-on-feb-22-registration-open https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/places/2197-imagine-your-summer-at-harvey-camp-open-house-on-feb-22-registration-open2197-imagine-your-summer-at-harvey-camp-open-house-on-feb-22-registration-open

The Harvey Summer Camp celebrates its 25th year with a 2020 session that offers an extraordinary interactive summer experience for children entering grades 1 through 9. With more than 50 courses to choose from, there is plenty for everyone to enjoy!

Attend Harvey Summer Camp OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, February 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more and register HERE.

Northern Westchester’s premier summer program, the Harvey Camp offers children entering grade 2 and up the unique opportunity to create their own schedules, allowing them the freedom to explore their own interests in art, theater, sports, science, and so much more. Children entering first grade get a taste of a “big camp” experience as directors and counselors guide them through their days of fun, learning activities.

With 125 sprawling acres of woods, open fields, and state-of-the-art facilities, the Harvey campus offers an ideal location for a summer day camp. The magnificent Walker Center for the Arts, the impressive Fenstermacher Athletic Center, the iconic Evarts Memorial Ice Rink, the John G. Davis Tennis Courts and an outdoor pool are just some of the wonderful facilities campers will enjoy!

The 2020 session will also feature several “specialty camps.” One will give girls entering grades 5-12 a chance to learn how to play lacrosse under the exceptional tutelage of local lacrosse legend Sammy Jo Tracy. For children entering grades 8-10 who are interested in STEM, Harvey offers a Robotics Camp, housed in the school’s robotics lab and taught by highly successful RoboCavs coach Chris Kelly. For kids curious to explore the fun and thrill of high-wire balancing and aerial movement, the professional performers of Westchester Circus Arts return for another spectacular summer under the Big Top in Circus Camp.

The six-week session of Harvey Summer Camp runs from June 29 through August 7. Weekly options are available. Tuition includes daily lunch in Harvey’s cafeteria, a complimentary camp 

T-shirt and a sports bag. Depending on a camper’s home location, transportation options are available for an additional fee.

Be part of our 25th-anniversary celebration and allow your child a chance to enjoy a summer of his or her own making. Tell your child what we tell our campers: “It’s your summer. Imagine it.”

To find out more about the tuition and the programs, visit www.harveycavaliercamp.org

Attend Harvey Summer Camp OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, February 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more and register HERE.



kerry@ducey.org (The Harvey School) Places Wed, 15 Jan 2020 02:27:08 -0500
John Jay Community Trail Race Event Set for April 19, 2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/life/2195-jj5k20202195-jj5k2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/life/2195-jj5k20202195-jj5k2020

The John Jay Community Trail Races return for a 3rd year on April 19, 2020 at the John Jay Campus in Cross River, NY. 

There are three events set for Sunday morning starting at 9am:

  • JJ5K Trail Race on the trails, bridges, and boardwalks behind John Jay High School and Middle School.
  • 4k "Jay Walk" fitness walk and hike on the same trails, just a bit shorter.
  • 200 meter "Kids Jay Dash" on the John Jay Contest Track & Field after the 5k and 4k finish.

Registration is here: https://runsignup.com/jjtrail - sign up before Feb 29, 2020 to get the early registration rate. 

The first 175 registrants for the 5k & 4k receive race shirts. The first 50 kids to register for the Kids Jay Dash receive kids shirts. Sign up before they run out!

For more information on the trail and the community efforts to fund and build the trail (all volunteer and donor driven!), please visit http://jjtrail.org.



123rjc@bungabay.com (rob) Life Mon, 13 Jan 2020 11:28:58 -0500
Night Club at Lewisboro Library: Echoes of Sinatra https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2194-nightclub-lewisboro-library-echoes-of-sinatra-15786725612194-nightclub-lewisboro-library-echoes-of-sinatra-1578672561 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2194-nightclub-lewisboro-library-echoes-of-sinatra-15786725612194-nightclub-lewisboro-library-echoes-of-sinatra-1578672561

NIGHTCLUB @ LEWISBORO LIBRARY: Tickets: $30 per person
Wine, Beer & Dessert Included

Echoes of Sinatra
Friday, February 14, 8:00 pm

The perfect Valentine's Day date! If you like the music of “Old Blue Eyes,” you'll want to experience this concert with a loved one on this romantic day. “Echoes of Sinatra” is an acclaimed quartet featuring the voice of Steve Kazlauskas and members of the Tony T. Orchestra. Their concert sold out here in 2018, so be sure to reserve your seats today. We’ll be posting their playlist online a week or two in advance for those who want to purchase a song dedication to their special someone.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.lewisborolibrary.org/adult.htm.

lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Liz Gabriele) Events Fri, 10 Jan 2020 06:09:21 -0500
RA Faculty Learn a New Approach to Curriculum Design at Harvard Graduate School of Education https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/2196-ra-faculty-learn-a-new-approach-to-curriculum-design-at-harvard-graduate-school-of-education2196-ra-faculty-learn-a-new-approach-to-curriculum-design-at-harvard-graduate-school-of-education https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/2196-ra-faculty-learn-a-new-approach-to-curriculum-design-at-harvard-graduate-school-of-education2196-ra-faculty-learn-a-new-approach-to-curriculum-design-at-harvard-graduate-school-of-education

After preparing for a great start to the school year for their students, a team of six Ridgefield Academy (RA) faculty members also went back to school — to Harvard Graduate School of Education — for an online professional development course called Teaching for Understanding: Educating for the Unknown.

A New Approach to Curriculum Design

By taking the course, developed by HGSE Project Zero’s Tina Blythe, the RA instructors learned a new approach to curriculum design that goes beyond the simple relay of information between teachers and students. The course challenged the RA team to help students develop transferable knowledge and skills they can apply in situations they have never encountered before. Using the Teaching for Understanding framework, the team developed an interdisciplinary unit on space exploration that fosters deeper, more transferable learning for their classes. The process engaged the RA team in educational discourse with approximately 50 teams from schools around the world.

“I consider myself a lifelong learner. Taking this course has opened my mind to a whole new level of thinking. It has enhanced the way I think about what I teach. Giving my students more autonomy in the classroom has allowed for a greater investment in their learning. That is something truly lifeworthy,” said Upper School Mathematics Teacher Adele Dominicus.

Lifeworthy Education

The impetus for taking the Harvard course came from the Ridgefield Academy and Landmark Preschool all faculty summer read, Future Wise: Educating Our Children for a Changing World, written by David Perkins, a professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education. The book challenged RA and Landmark educators to consider the “life worthiness” of what they teach – whether the information is likely to matter in a student’s future.

“It is exciting to be a part of a faculty group that is challenging every assumption that we make about schools, what and how we teach in them, and the purpose of education today and tomorrow, and we’re already looking forward to another cohort of teachers taking the next offering of the course early in 2020,” said Director of The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning Basil Kolani.

The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning is at the heart of the RA experience. The Center ensures that RA programming is cutting-edge and forward thinking, is informed by the latest research, and continues to find new ways for students to have defining and unique experiences. The course aligned well with the three focus areas of the Center, which are curriculum design, learning support and enrichment, and continual teacher growth.

Understanding as a Goal of Contemporary Education

The RA team explored the nature of understanding as a central goal of contemporary education, considered what they should teach to foster understanding, and how to prioritize content. They learned how to design learning experiences that foster true understanding.

Grade 4 History and Math Teacher Nancy Freyre and Grade 4 English and Language Arts Teacher Stacy Hynes found the course provided a framework to embed the well-developed and thoughtful instruction RA teachers are already doing. “It encouraged me to hone in on what it is I want students to fully understand not only each day, but throughout a unit and even the year, and how a variety of assessment methods can be linked to showing (and further practicing!) this understanding. It was also an important nudge to all of us to design learning experiences that allow our students to develop the ability and confidence to communicate, create, collaborate, and think critically. These are the skills that will be necessary for their futures,” said Grade 4 History and Math Teacher Nancy Freyre.

“The framework helps me to better focus instruction and thus helps the students be more focused on goals and understandings and ultimately learn better. I also rethought assessment and the many types of assessment and the goal of assessment. I have a new unit that I will start in a few weeks in which I have been able to plan completely within the TfU framework,” said Grade 4 English and Language Arts teacher Stacy Hynes.

The result of the team implementing what they learned through the course in their classrooms is that their students are placed in control of their own learning. For instance, in Mrs. Clasby’s Grade 3 class, writing students developed their own rubric, a guide that listed the specific criteria for different levels of success. The rubric included instructions such as “use dialogue, end all sentences with proper punctuation, use a good intriguing title, and describe your characters.” Mrs. Dominicus’s Grade 8 Geometry class created a rubric for a project on logic and advertising that listed the following criteria for high marks: many correct details for the conditionals, each form for the slogan is shown (conditional, converse, inverse, and contrapositive), and writing and mechanics are neat and clean. The teachers know what they wanted their students to take away from their project and this is part of the assessment strategy.

The challenge for educators today is much greater than simply relaying content information to their students. Teachers are preparing students for a future that cannot yet be defined. The challenge is now to instruct for greater understanding while preparing students with lifeworthy skills they will apply in the situations, classrooms, and the jobs of the future. RA teachers, with the help of The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning and professional development courses such as this are well equipped to meet that challenge.

The Ridgefield Academy and Landmark Preschool community celebrates childhood, pursues excellence, and cultivates kindness. Our education 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.

kerry@ducey.org (Andrea Grady) Neighbors Fri, 10 Jan 2020 02:03:00 -0500
Senior Book Group at South Salem Firehouse - Jan. 15th https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/2167-senior-book-group-at-south-salem-firehouse-jan-15th2167-senior-book-group-at-south-salem-firehouse-jan-15th https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/2167-senior-book-group-at-south-salem-firehouse-jan-15th2167-senior-book-group-at-south-salem-firehouse-jan-15th

This book group meets during the Lewisboro Senior Adults meeting at the South Salem Firehouse on the third Wednesday (usually) of each month at 11 am.

The book selection for January 15 is Courting Mr. Lincoln by Louis Bayard. The Library will provide copies of the book to all participants. Large print copies and CD audiobooks are also available upon request. All seniors are welcome to participate. Please contact the library if you need a copy of the book.

lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Liz Gabriele) Neighbors Wed, 08 Jan 2020 11:34:21 -0500
ACT/SAT Practice Test in Lewisboro on Jan. 25 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/life/2168-act-sat-practice-test2168-act-sat-practice-test https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/life/2168-act-sat-practice-test2168-act-sat-practice-test

ACT/SAT Practice Test at Lewisboro Library on Saturday, January 25, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Attention teens: take your choice of a practice ACT or SAT test and receive a FREE consultation w/C2 Education to go over your results to help prep for upcoming formal test.

Sign-up at http://www.lewisborolibrary.org/teen.htm.

lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Liz Gabriele) Life Wed, 08 Jan 2020 11:33:36 -0500
Teen Advisory Group (TAG) at Lewisboro Library https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/life/2175-teen-advisory-group2175-teen-advisory-group https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/life/2175-teen-advisory-group2175-teen-advisory-group

Meets the 4th Tuesday of the Month at 7:30 pm

Teens in Middle and High School

The group helps plan special events for teens and younger children. To join TAG, please contact Dolores Antonetz at 875-9004.


lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Liz Gabriele) Life Wed, 08 Jan 2020 11:30:40 -0500
Three Lewisboro Favorite Sons Soar to Eagle Scout https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/2191-three-lewisboro-favorite-sons-soar-to-eagle-scout2191-three-lewisboro-favorite-sons-soar-to-eagle-scout https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/2191-three-lewisboro-favorite-sons-soar-to-eagle-scout2191-three-lewisboro-favorite-sons-soar-to-eagle-scout

Three Lewisboro Favorite Sons Soar to Eagle Scout 

The Heights, South Salem, New York — January 8, 2020 - Three Lewisboro Natives Soar to Eagle Scout in Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony held last Saturday.

BSA Vista Troop 101 Scouts Patrick James Bates, William Skyler Lee, and John Gerard O’Dwyer all earned their Eagle Scout rank.  

Table full of Lewisboro, County and State Proclamations as well as signed congratulatory letters from three United States Presidents, two Supreme Court Justices, Congressmen and Famous Businessmen Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg, to name a few.  Members of Congress arranged for the flag of the United States of America to be flown over the Capitol in December 2019 in recognition of Patrick, William and John achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

The program began with the Presentation of the Colors, followed by a singing of America the Beautiful by William Skyler Lee.  The Reverend Joseph J. Campo of St. John’s Episcoipal Church in South Salem led the invocation, which was followed by a welcome and introductions by BSA Vista Troop 101 Committee Chairman Richard Healy and Tom Fuller, Scoutmaster.  The scouts were then awarded their coveted and hard earned Eagle Scout Medals.

Former Vista Troop 101 Eagle Scouts Sebastian Bates, Will Berger, Sean Butler, Brian Daley, Alex Kuehl, Brian Johnson and Travis Milone led The Eagle Charge.

Then each new Eagle Scout in turn gave their Eagle Reflections and presented their individual mentor pins.   Scoutmaster Fuller and Former Scoutmaster Bernie Kuehl gave Scoutmaster reflections.

Pete Harckham, New York State Senator, Kitley Covill, Westchester County Legislator and Lewisboro Town Supervisor Peter Parsons each gave their congratulatory presentations to the scouts.  Westchester County Executive George Latimer and Maureen Koehl, Lewisboro Town Historian were also in attendance. 

Invited guests included Leonard Arcuri, BSA Muscoot District Commissioner of the Westchester-Putnam Council, Marc Baiocco, Vice President of Vista Fire Department and Peter Raho, Member of the Vista Fire Department, the Charter Organization for the Vista Troop 101.

Assistant Scoutmasters Vinny Aceste, Gilbert Castellon, Jay Graygor, Dennis Lee, Brent Nyitray, John O’Dwyer, Randy Samuelson, and Joel Smith were in attendence,  Committee Member/Treasurer Randy Samuelson along with Committee Members Brent Nyitray, and Dan Parker. Cubmaster Bill Bongiorno and Assistant Cubmaster Adam Wiles of Vista-Lewisboro Pack 101 joined the special occasion. 

Rich Healy gave each scout their congratulatory letters and led the closing of the ceremony, which ended with Taps being played on the bugle by Life Scout Tejas Chimata. 

Eagle Scout Projects 

Patrick Bates is 18 years old and his final Board of Review was on January 16, 2019. Patrick’s Eagle Service Project was converting the offices of the Lewisboro Town Historian into a Historical Visitors’ Center at Onatru Farm, South Salem, New York. This government building was donated in 1973 by the original owning family who resided there since the 1700’s. The donation papers stated that the farmhouse be used only for “historical purposes” and that the forty-acre area surrounding the dwelling remain unchanged. Patrick’s project involved the complete restoration of two large rooms in the main farmhouse. The back room was renovated for the purposes of storage and preservation of the many artifacts that have been gathered over the past 200 years and the front room is for visitor viewing. The front room was originally a music room and the family’s piano is on display. The mission of the project was to compel interest throughout the town for Onatru Farm’s history and that of the town itself. The two rooms have been restored with care and historical accuracy including paint colors, wall trim, crown molding and floor finish. 

William (Billy) Skyler Lee is 18 years old and completed his Eagle Board of Review on May 29, 2019. Billy’s project was the replacement of an active pedestrian bridge in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Westchester County, New York. The heavily trafficked 13-foot bridge was upgraded from a 24-inch wide plank to a four-foot wide bridge with hand rails. Billy led his troop in moving large stones by hand and pry bars to slowly and methodically piece together two-level foundations to support the bridge. The bridge itself was built almost entirely with hand tools. After completing the bridge, more boulders were moved to create a smooth, natural walkway atop a very jagged stone wall adjoining the bridge. One challenge of the project was leaving a safe working bridge in place at the end of each work session. 

John O’Dwyer is 17 years old and completed his Eagle Board of Review on June 12, 2019. John’s Eagle Service Project involved constructing 16 raised garden beds in a 60 x 40-foot area at the Community Garden Club at Onatru Park, in South Salem, New York. John designed his garden with a focus on the elderly and the environment. He used linseed oil on the wood surrounding each bed rather than pressure treated wood for a natural source of wood preservation. Also, he installed a four-foot-wide path for easy access and placed wood chips along the pathways. The raised beds were very much appreciated by the Garden Club as they allowed its elderly members who have 

difficulty bending or kneeling, to sit on the edge of the raised beds as they work. Having raised beds minimizes soil erosion and provides weed control. The raised versus at beds allow gardeners to plant additional healthier and stronger plants. 

All three scouts held fundraisers to purchase supplies and obtained donated materials such as paint, tools, gravel, plants and top soil from local construction and landscaping businesses to be able to successfully complete their Eagle Service Projects. 

The Eagle Scout Projects would not have been possible without the assistance and support of the Boy Scouts and parents of Vista Troop 101, as well as their uniformed leaders both past and present. 



bill@bluechippr.com (Bill Bongiorno) Neighbors Wed, 08 Jan 2020 11:29:38 -0500
Billion-dollar Consulting Firm Slalom Expands to Westchester County, Bringing Hundreds of New Jobs https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/politics/2192-billion-dollar-consulting-firm-slalom-expands-to-westchester-county-bringing-hundreds-of-new-jobs2192-billion-dollar-consulting-firm-slalom-expands-to-westchester-county-bringing-hundreds-of-new-jobs https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/politics/2192-billion-dollar-consulting-firm-slalom-expands-to-westchester-county-bringing-hundreds-of-new-jobs2192-billion-dollar-consulting-firm-slalom-expands-to-westchester-county-bringing-hundreds-of-new-jobs

 Slalom, the $1B modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation, today announced the opening of its newest office servicing Westchester County and Southern Connecticut. The office will be located in White Plains, New York, and will bring more than 300 jobs to Westchester and Southern Connecticut over the next several years.

“Westchester County is pleased to welcome Slalom and the hundreds of professional jobs the firm will bring to our business community,” said Westchester County Executive, George Latimer. “We are fortunate to possess a wealth of talented, successful business leaders right here in Westchester, and with an ideal location adjacent to New York City, this is the perfect place for an innovative company like Slalom to thrive.”

Slalom was founded in Seattle in 2001. Today, the company is in over 35 markets across the US and around the world and is worth over $1B in revenue. Slalom’s clients include more than half the Fortune 100 and a third of the Fortune 500—along with startups, not-for-profits, and innovative organizations of all kinds.

“We’re building the Westchester market from the ground up and will be driving growth in the business community with the leadership of our newest General Manager, Marc Raderman,” said Troy Johnson, Slalom Chief Growth Officer and Co-Founder.

For Slalom, Westchester County offers close proximity to multiple Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, and a rapidly expanding growth center for media, manufacturing, biotech, med-tech, and healthcare innovation.

“In Westchester County, we see a lot of untapped potential,” said Marc Raderman, Slalom General Manager for Westchester/Southern Connecticut. “Westchester is home to industry leaders in healthcare, financial services, technology, and retail, and we’re looking forward to bringing innovation and impactful outcomes to this business community.”

Along with Slalom’s newest office, the company currently employs 7,500 people globally and will continue its rapid growth in 2020.

kerry@ducey.org (Christiaan Boer) Politics Wed, 08 Jan 2020 10:30:56 -0500