Lewisboro's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro Tue, 25 Jun 2019 16:25:56 -0400 HamletHub.com Come to Lewisboro Library to Decorate Courage Capes for Hospitalized Kids https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1962-come-decorate-courage-capes-for-hospitalized-kids1962-come-decorate-courage-capes-for-hospitalized-kids https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1962-come-decorate-courage-capes-for-hospitalized-kids1962-come-decorate-courage-capes-for-hospitalized-kids

Come to Lewisboro Library to Decorate Courage Capes for Hospitalized Kids on Tuesday, July 2, 7:00 pm

Come decorate “Courage Capes” to be donated to young patients at Northern Westchester Hospital. For adults; but also great parent/older child community service activity.

Please register online at http://www.lewisborolibrary.org/adult.htm

lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Liz Gabriele) Events Mon, 24 Jun 2019 10:16:52 -0400
Lewisboro's 21st Annual Fireworks Spectacular on June 29 Dedicated to Former Town Supervisor, Tom Herzog https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1965-lewisboro-s-21st-annual-fireworks-spectacular-on-june-29-dedicated-to-former-town-supervisor-tom-herzog1965-lewisboro-s-21st-annual-fireworks-spectacular-on-june-29-dedicated-to-former-town-supervisor-tom-herzog https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1965-lewisboro-s-21st-annual-fireworks-spectacular-on-june-29-dedicated-to-former-town-supervisor-tom-herzog1965-lewisboro-s-21st-annual-fireworks-spectacular-on-june-29-dedicated-to-former-town-supervisor-tom-herzog

21st Annual Fireworks Spectacular at Onatru Farm Park (99 Elmwood Road) in Lewisboro on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Dedicated parking will begin at 5:00 pm and the entertainment begins at 7:00 pm. Fireworks at dusk.

$20 per car.

This year's event is dedicated to former Town Supervisor, Tom Herzog.

Please note: Elmwood Road will be ONE WAY (going north). Use Route 123 to Shady Lane.

Download the flyer HERE for complete details.

*Event rain date is Sunday, July 6

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Sun, 23 Jun 2019 10:56:27 -0400
J.R. Zuckerberg Author Visit at the Lewisboro Library https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1959-j-r-zuckerberg-author-visit-at-the-lewisboro-library1959-j-r-zuckerberg-author-visit-at-the-lewisboro-library https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1959-j-r-zuckerberg-author-visit-at-the-lewisboro-library1959-j-r-zuckerberg-author-visit-at-the-lewisboro-library

J.R. Zuckerberg Author Visit at the Lewisboro Library on Friday, July 12, 7 pm

For teens and adults. John Jay alum J.R. Zuckerberg, co-author of A Quick and Easy Guide to Queer and Trans Identities, will be joining us for a special discussion of the book, its awesome illustrations and theme of acceptance. Afterwards, we’ll do an interactive art-making activity! 

Please register online at http://www.lewisborolibrary.org/teen.htm

lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Liz Gabriele) Events Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:02:31 -0400
Brown Bag Film at Lewisboro Library: Apollo 11 on July 1 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1961-brown-bag-film-apollo-111961-brown-bag-film-apollo-11 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1961-brown-bag-film-apollo-111961-brown-bag-film-apollo-11

Brown Bag Film: Apollo 11 on Tuesday, July 2, 1:00 pm

Apollo 11 was the first flight to land  men on the moon. This new documentary includes never-before-seen footage and audio recordings that take you straight into the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission as astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins embark on a historic trip to the moon. In addition, to help celebrate this 50th anniversary of the event, we'll be showing a preview of an upcoming PBS miniseries Chasing the Moon, an in-depth look at those involved in the historic "race to the moon."

Please register online at http://www.lewisborolibrary.org/adult.htm

lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Liz Gabriele) Events Thu, 20 Jun 2019 11:54:47 -0400
Come Create Alien Slime at the Lewisboro Library on July 1 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1954-come-create-alien-slime-at-the-lewisboro-library1954-come-create-alien-slime-at-the-lewisboro-library https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1954-come-create-alien-slime-at-the-lewisboro-library1954-come-create-alien-slime-at-the-lewisboro-library

Close up of green alien slime being stretched out

Come Create Alien Slime at the Lewisboro Library on Monday, July 1, 4:30 pm
Grades K-5.  Do aliens exist? Who knows?! But if they do then we’re sure at least some of them are slimy! 
lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Liz Gabriele) Events Wed, 19 Jun 2019 09:07:37 -0400
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Networking Event Tomorrow Officially Launches Yorktown HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1939-ribbon-cutting-ceremony-and-networking-event-officially-launches-yorktown-hamlethub1939-ribbon-cutting-ceremony-and-networking-event-officially-launches-yorktown-hamlethub https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1939-ribbon-cutting-ceremony-and-networking-event-officially-launches-yorktown-hamlethub1939-ribbon-cutting-ceremony-and-networking-event-officially-launches-yorktown-hamlethub


The Yorktown HamletHub Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Networking Event will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 5:30-7PM at the Jefferson Valley Mall "Hub" 2nd Floor, 650 Lee Blvd, Yorktown Heights, NY. The official ribbon cutting is scheduled for 6PM and the evening holds more in store!

Yorktown HamletHub is a free digital publication focused on Yorktown. All are welcome to read, submit, and share positive news about Yorktown on their interactive website. Visitors can sign up for a daily e-newsletter, browse the community calendar, and follow them on their social media platforms. Yorktown HamletHub joins over 50 HamletHub sites in NY and CT.

Since Yorktown HamletHub's location is in cyberspace, the Jefferson Valley Mall has offered the use of their "Hub" co-working space for the event which will include light refreshments, raffle prizes, a free 15 minute productivity workshop, and ample networking opportunities. "Boost Your Productivity: Clear Your Way to a Profitable Path" workshop will be presented by Lisa Zawrotny of Positively Productive Systems. Lisa is a Certified Life Coach specializing in Productivity & Organizing.

Margaret and Peter Carey have been HamletHub editors since 2015, starting with Brewster and expanding into New Fairfield, Carmel, Somers, and now, Yorktown. "Our mission is to share positive news and information about the communities we cover," explains Margaret, "Yorktown is filled with interesting places, businesses, community organizations, educational opportunities, events, and so much more. We are thrilled to have Yorktown as our latest HamletHub and look forward to helping people read and share stories about the community." 

Special thanks to sponsors, Master IT Media LLC, Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, and Jefferson Valley Mall.

RSVP at www.masteritmedia.com/yorktown to receive a special gift. If you can't wait until the ribbon cutting, sign up for the Yorktown HamletHub free e-newsletter at www.YorktownHamletHub.com

Yorktown HamletHub online digital publication providing free information about the events, places and people in the five Yorktown hamlets of Mohegan Lake, Shrub Oak, Jefferson Valley, Crompond, and Yorktown Heights and the surrounding area. Yorktown HamletHub consists of a website, social media platforms, a daily e-newsletter and a free community calendar that is linked to the 50 other neighboring HamletHubs in NY and CT. Kerry Anne Ducey founded Ridgefield’s Talk of the Town in 2009, a small blog that showcased local happenings and stories in Ridgefield, CT.  In 2011, Kerry Anne decided to share the popular and successful "Talk Of The Town" online news model with other towns and founded HamletHub LLC, a network of hyperlocal news sites. From 2012 through 2019, HamletHub has earned prestigious Connecticut Press Club Awards for original journalism and storytelling on the Web. 

kerry@ducey.org (Master It Media) Neighbors Wed, 19 Jun 2019 06:49:00 -0400
Come Make Soda Bottle Rockets at the Lewisboro Library on July 1 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1957-come-make-soda-bottle-rockets-at-the-lewisboro-library1957-come-make-soda-bottle-rockets-at-the-lewisboro-library https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1957-come-make-soda-bottle-rockets-at-the-lewisboro-library1957-come-make-soda-bottle-rockets-at-the-lewisboro-library

Come Make Soda Bottle Rockets at the Lewisboro Library on Monday, July 1, 4:30 pm

Middle & High School. Use a recycled plastic soda bottle and build a blast off platform - then mix a concoction of household ingredients that will cause a reaction to propel the soda bottle sky high! Rain date July 2. 

Please register online at http://www.lewisborolibrary.org/teen.htm

lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Liz Gabriele) Events Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:01:56 -0400
Family Storytime Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Lewisboro Library https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1955-family-storytime-mondays-wednesdays-and-fridays-at-the-lewisboro-library1955-family-storytime-mondays-wednesdays-and-fridays-at-the-lewisboro-library https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1955-family-storytime-mondays-wednesdays-and-fridays-at-the-lewisboro-library1955-family-storytime-mondays-wednesdays-and-fridays-at-the-lewisboro-library

Family Storytime with Ms. Anna

Family Storytime Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Lewisboro Library June 24 - August 30

Newborn – Age 5. Weekly stories, songs, movement and more. This storytime has something for everyone!
lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Liz Gabriele) Events Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:07:05 -0400
The Robots Are Coming to the Lewisboro Library: Brush Bots https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1956-the-robots-are-coming-to-the-lewisboro-library-brush-bots1956-the-robots-are-coming-to-the-lewisboro-library-brush-bots https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1956-the-robots-are-coming-to-the-lewisboro-library-brush-bots1956-the-robots-are-coming-to-the-lewisboro-library-brush-bots

Close up of a brush bot created with a toothbrush

The Robots Are Coming to the Lewisboro Library on Monday, July 8, 4:30 pm

Grades K-5. These simple little robots with vibrating heads can be considered the very, very distant cousins of NASA’s Mars rovers. Very distant.

Please register online at http://www.lewisborolibrary.org/children.htm

lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Liz Gabriele) Events Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:06:20 -0400
Entergy Screenings Under the Stars Brings Free Outdoor Movies to Westchester July 12 and August 2 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1940-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-july-12-and-august-21940-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-july-12-and-august-2 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1940-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-july-12-and-august-21940-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-july-12-and-august-2

Entergy Screening Under the Stars Summer of 2019

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

Friday, July 12 - HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3
Friday, August 2 - HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3

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

Admission and parking are free.

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

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

Learn more here.


kerry@ducey.org (Sharc Creative) Events Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:24:00 -0400
Kick Off Summer at The Ridgefield Playhouse with Jon Batiste and Stay Human on June 21 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1952-kick-off-summer-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-with-jon-batiste-and-stay-human-on-june-211952-kick-off-summer-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-with-jon-batiste-and-stay-human-on-june-21 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1952-kick-off-summer-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-with-jon-batiste-and-stay-human-on-june-211952-kick-off-summer-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-with-jon-batiste-and-stay-human-on-june-21

Premium Show-only tickets JUST RELEASED!

Kick off summer with dinner, open bar and a great night of live music at The Ridgefield Playhouse Summer Gala, featuring “Late Show” band leader Jon Batiste and his band Stay Human on Friday, June 21 – the first day of summer!

The gala, which benefits The Playhouse (a non-profit, 501 (c) (3)), begins at 5:30pm and includes dishes prepared by local restaurants, beverages provided by local brewers, wineries and distilleries and a chance to bid on fabulous silent auction items outside under a tent on the baseball field next to The Playhouse. Jon Batiste and Stay Human will perform in the theater at 8pm.

Batiste is a globally celebrated musician, educator, bandleader and television personality whose musical skill, artistic vision and exuberant charisma make him a triple threat with unlimited potential. Recognized for his originality, jaw-dropping talent and dapper sense of style, he transitions from commanding the piano with virtuosic skill to soulfully crooning to wailing on the “harmonaboard” (a kind of harmonica and keyboard) to curating unique "social music" experiences all over the world. Born into a long lineage of Louisiana musicians, Batiste eventually went on to receive both his undergraduate and masters degrees in piano from the Juilliard School and formed his band, Stay Human. This show is part of the Moffly Media Evening of Art Wine & Jazz Series and Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity. Media sponsor for this show is WFUV.

The Ridgefield Playhouse is grateful for the support of Silver Sponsors: Berisford & Stockel Families, Ann & Steve Carlson, De Clercq Office Group, Adam R. Rose & Peter R. McQuillan and Lisa & Michael Shinall; Restaurant Sponsors: Atria Senior Living Culinary Chefs, Bareburger, The Cake Box, Odeen’s Barbecue, Some Things Fishy Catering, Southwest Café, Tablao, Tequila Escape, The Village Tavern and Whistle Stop Bakery; Beverage Sponsors: Asylum Distillery, Campari, Corona Premier, Founders Brewing Company, Got Attitude Vodka, Half Full Brewery, Nod Hill Brewery, Pacifico Clara, Pera Wines, Reverie Brewing Company, The Wine Trust, and Treasury Wine Estates; Additional Support by Abbey Tent & Party Rentals, Hollandia Nurseries, Pepsi, Reliance Merchant Services & Reli-Bid.

Band leader, Jon Batiste has performed with such artists as Stevie Wonder, Prince, Willie Nelson, Lenny Kravitz, Ed Sheeran, and Mavis Staples. The Louisiana native began as a percussionist in his family’s band The Batiste Brothers Band at the age of eight. He switched to piano at age eleven and in addition to taking classical lessons began transcribing songs from video games such as Streetfighter Alpha and Sonic Hedgehog. He studied with Trombone Shorty at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and later attended Julliard. He made his debut at The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam at age 20, producing and performing his own show and went on to conduct music classes and clinics throughout the Netherlands, eventually returning to play Carnegie Hall in New York City.

For Batiste’s latest album Hollywood Africans he worked with the legendary T Bone Burnett. Batiste states, “The goal was just to collaborate on something that felt authentic to both of us. What we came up with was an intimate, stripped-down portrait of who I am, and the lineage of musicians and performers who are really vital to my work and to his. On this record, I want us to bop, dance, laugh and cry to the sound of the music while we remember our black heroes and wield the superpowers they left us with. Because of them, I don't have to wear a mask. I get to be who I am.”

For tickets ($75- $175) call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.

kerry@ducey.org (The Ridgefield Playhouse) Events Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:11:50 -0400
Westchester County Residents Graduate from Ridgefield Academy https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1951-westchester-county-residents-graduate-from-ridgefield-academy1951-westchester-county-residents-graduate-from-ridgefield-academy https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1951-westchester-county-residents-graduate-from-ridgefield-academy1951-westchester-county-residents-graduate-from-ridgefield-academy

Last Wednesday, June 12, Ridgefield Academy graduated 26 members of the Class of 2019 during a beautiful outdoor ceremony in RA’s Graduation Garden. Eleven of the graduates were “lifers”, having attended RA since Kindergarten.

Graduates from Westchester County are Charles Goggin, Dylan Schwartz, Bryce Heaton, Jack Goble, Tommy Heaton, Helena Ladah, Sarah Bongiorno and Charlotte Henrich.

Tom Main, Head of School addressed the audience by saying, “The Class of 2019 will exist for me as a class, in perpetuity, of what an RA class can aspire to be. This group is intellectually accomplished, socially conscious, athletically talented, artistic, and clever. They have a lot of fun and truly enjoy each other.”

Tradition runs deep at Ridgefield Academy and it was evident during commencement. Each graduate processed to the stage with his or her “Kindergarten Buddy” and spoke to the audience about their RA journey, its meaning to them, and how it has prepared them to approach future academic and life experiences.

The ceremony concluded as the Class of 2019 recessed down the aisle and one by one rang the Patriot Bell for the last time, signifying the end of their days at RA and the beginning of new life adventures. In his closing remarks, Mr. Main had a message for the graduates and said, “The high school education you are about to begin is full of opportunity and will require your very best. I want to impart to you four pieces of advice: 1. Take risks over the next four years; 2. Be involved and pursue things that you are passionate about and that interest you; 3. Be in charge of your own life; and 4. Continue to concentrate on developing into a person of character, integrity and generosity. Value the successes, the memories, the friends, the fun, the challenges you have overcome, the obstacles you have conquered, the risks you have already taken and use them as the foundation for the next four years and beyond. Good luck and best wishes Class of 2019! I look forward to hearing about your new experiences.”

RA’s Class of 2019 will go on to attend private day schools (eight), local public high schools (three), and boarding schools (six). Congratulations to all RA graduates and best wishes for futures filled with success.

The graduates were not the only ones celebrated. Ridgefield Academy also honored two of its families, Eric and Nancy Heaton and David and Lucy Heaton, with the James P. Heus Distinguished Service Award for their extraordinary dedication and service to Ridgefield Academy. Eric Heaton is currently on the Board of Trustees and served as Chair from 2015-2018. His wife Nancy was the RAPA President from 2012-14, served in several RAPA Vice President roles, managed the school store and chaired several Fall Family Days. Together, Eric and Nancy chaired the Patriot Legacy Fund in its inception year of 2016. David Heaton is a current Board of Trustees member and has held the position of Board Treasurer for the last 4 years. His wife, Lucy has participated in school focus groups, has been a huge supporter of the arts, and a dedicated parent of RA. Both Heaton families have sons in this year’s graduating class.

Ridgefield Academy is a coeducational, private day school for students from Preschool through Grade 8. Founded in 1975, the school cultivates a love of learning and preparedness for advanced academics. For more information, please visit www.ridgefieldacademy.org.

kerry@ducey.org (Ashley Moran) Neighbors Thu, 13 Jun 2019 09:35:12 -0400
Katonah Art Stroll on Saturday https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1942-katonah-art-stroll-on-saturday-15602705261942-katonah-art-stroll-on-saturday-1560270526 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1942-katonah-art-stroll-on-saturday-15602705261942-katonah-art-stroll-on-saturday-1560270526

Please join fellow community members on Saturday, June 15 from 5 to 8pm in downtown Katonah to celebrate the arts! Because ART feeds our souls, it should be celebrated and enjoyed by all!!

Please meet us at the Katonah Museum of Art from 4pm – 5pm and in downtown Katonah from 5 pm to 8 pm for an evening art gallery stroll. Learn about local (and not so local) artists, mingle with new people or your neighbors and explore the village of Katonah.

Food, drinks and music! Stop at The Whitlock for a complimentary glass of wine with your entree.

This event takes place in collaboration with Katonah Museum of Art.

kerry@ducey.org (Katonah Chamber) Events Tue, 11 Jun 2019 08:28:46 -0400
Pride Themed Third Saturday's at The Aldrich Features Drag Queen Story Hour https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1943-pride-themed-third-saturday-s-at-the-aldrich-features-drag-queen-story-hour1943-pride-themed-third-saturday-s-at-the-aldrich-features-drag-queen-story-hour https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1943-pride-themed-third-saturday-s-at-the-aldrich-features-drag-queen-story-hour1943-pride-themed-third-saturday-s-at-the-aldrich-features-drag-queen-story-hour

Celebrate Pride Month this Saturday at The Aldrich

You are invited to a pride-themed Third Saturdays at The Aldrich on Saturday, June 15 from 10 am to 5 pm featuring Drag Queen Story Hour with Loosey Laduca and exhibit by Harmony Hammond, LGBTQ artist and activist. Attendees will hear two wonderful stories, then create a work of art in our Studio celebrating what we are proud of about ourselves.

Family Workshop: Loud, Proud, Family Read Aloud. Readings at 10 am and 1 pm followed by art-making.

  • 10 am to 12 noon; children ages 2 to 5
  • 1 to 3 pm; children ages 6 to 10

All visitors are encouraged to explore Harmony Hammond’s current exhibition, an LGBTQ artist and activist who has paved the way for equality and representation for the LGBTQ community in the art world and beyond.

Take a guided tour of Harmony Hammond’s exhibition at 12 noon with Aldrich Educator Noah Steinman.

Free admission for all visitors

The Aldrich is located at 258 Main Street in Ridgefield. Visit the Museum online here.

*Please note: this event coincides with Ridgefield's Pride in the Park event. Learn more here.

Visit The Aldrich for FREE the third Saturday of each month! See the latest in contemporary art and participate in a family-friendly art-making workshop in The Studio.

kerry@ducey.org (The Aldrich) Neighbors Tue, 11 Jun 2019 06:22:16 -0400
Looking Glass Animal Rescue Participates in Relay for Life this Friday for Co-Founder's Son Diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1928-looking-glass-animal-rescue-participates-in-relay-for-life-for-co-founder-s-son-diagnosed-with-hodgkin-s-lymphoma1928-looking-glass-animal-rescue-participates-in-relay-for-life-for-co-founder-s-son-diagnosed-with-hodgkin-s-lymphoma https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1928-looking-glass-animal-rescue-participates-in-relay-for-life-for-co-founder-s-son-diagnosed-with-hodgkin-s-lymphoma1928-looking-glass-animal-rescue-participates-in-relay-for-life-for-co-founder-s-son-diagnosed-with-hodgkin-s-lymphoma

Looking Glass Animal Rescue is participating in Katonah-Lewisboro’s Relay For Life event for Co-Founder Jody Harris-Stern’s 10 year old son Bennett who was diagnosed with stage 3 Nodular Lymphocyte-Predomanant Hodgkin Lymphoma in March. Their team is a designated #GoldTogether Team, which means that 100% of the fundraising is designated to childhood cancer research and services.

Daniela Raciti, Director of Marketing and Operations, created the Relay For Life team - aptly named Bennett's Rescuers” - after meeting the Katonah-Lewisboro chapter’s volunteer Marisa at Serene Escape Spa in Ridgefield, CT last month. Both Marisa and Daniela were hosting events for cancer in the Spa on the same day; After Marisa’s Zumba event for the American Cancer Society, Daniela held a card making workshop for families to create cards to send to Bennett. Word about the cards spread fast and over 100 of them from multiple states were forwarded to Bennett, who is currently undergoing chemo. Immensely inspired and literally in tears from the outpouring of love, Daniela created the Relay For Life team with guidance from Marisa and asked if she, Jody, and her husband, Jarrett, could all make speeches.

“Our pack is fundraising and walking this year to show love and support for 10 year old Bennett who began an aggressive, and unforgiving, form of chemotherapy on April 30th. We don't want Bennett thinking he has to go through this fight alone - he has a large family behind him who are praying for him and thinking of him,” said Daniela, who is Team Captain of “Bennett’s Rescuers”.

When Jody learned of the Relay For Life team made in honor of her son, she took to Facebook to express her thoughts: “The amount of love and support has been overwhelming. I am in awe of how many people are behind Team Bennett and beyond appreciative. Thank you from all of us in the Stern house. You all make this difficult time a little easier.”

The Katonah-Lewisboro Relay For Life event will take place on Friday, June 14th from 5pm to 12am at John Jay High School in Cross River, NY. It is a family oriented evening of music, activities, food, entertainment, and fun that is open to all, whether you’ve been touched by cancer or are facing a cancer diagnosis. Nobody should feel alone.

To donate to, or join, Relay For Life team “Bennett’s Rescuers”, please visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/LGAR. If you would like to dedicate a luminaria, create a track sign, sponsor a banner, and/or purchase restaurant raffle tickets, please email daniela@lgarinc.org. Relay For Life swag (chargers, bracelets, ribbons, etc) is also available.

for purchase and all proceeds will be donated to team “Bennett’s Rescuers”. Follow ongoing updates on Bennett via the Facebook event, “Relay for Life | Bennett's Rescuers”.

In addition to walking in, and speaking at, the Relay For Life event, Looking Glass Animal Rescue will have a table along the track where you can meet their volunteers and inquire about fostering, adopting, and volunteering. There will also be raffles, silent auction items, a 50/50, and LGAR swag available for purchase. A portion of the donations raised will be donated to Relay For Life team “Bennett’s Rescuers”.

About Looking Glass Animal Rescue

Looking Glass Animal Rescue is a virtual, award-winning, volunteer-based 501c3 nonprofit animal welfare organization based in Ridgefield, CT working towards the day when no companion animal is euthanized for lack of a home. LGAR is an Animal Care Centers of NYC ‘New Hope’ Partner , Best Friends Animal Society ‘No More Homeless Pets’ Network Partner, Guidestar Exchange Platinum Participant, ShelterAnimalsCount.org Participant, and recipient of the 2017 Best of Ridgefield Award in the Non-Profit Organization category by the Ridgefield Award Program. 100% of all donations received go to the care of their rescue animals throughout the Northeast.



kerry@ducey.org (LGAR) Neighbors Tue, 11 Jun 2019 04:29:00 -0400