Lewisboro's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro Thu, 06 Oct 2022 23:35:27 -0400 HamletHub.com In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Lewisboro Land Trust and the Lewisboro Library co-host book discussion at the Mount Holly Preserve https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2612-in-honor-of-indigenous-peoples-day-the-lewisboro-land-trust-and-the-lewisboro-library-co-host-book-discussion-at-the-mount-holly-preserve2612-in-honor-of-indigenous-peoples-day-the-lewisboro-land-trust-and-the-lewisboro-library-co-host-book-discussion-at-the-mount-holly-preserve https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2612-in-honor-of-indigenous-peoples-day-the-lewisboro-land-trust-and-the-lewisboro-library-co-host-book-discussion-at-the-mount-holly-preserve2612-in-honor-of-indigenous-peoples-day-the-lewisboro-land-trust-and-the-lewisboro-library-co-host-book-discussion-at-the-mount-holly-preserve

Braiding Sweetgrass on Monday, October 10 at 11:00 am at the Mount Holly Preserve

In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Lewisboro Land Trust and the Lewisboro Library are pleased to co-host a book discussion about the bestselling book, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

The discussion will be held outdoors at the Mount Holly Preserve. (Indoors at the Library in the case of inclement weather.)

Click HERE for more information and to register.

kerry@ducey.org (Lewisboro Library) Events Thu, 06 Oct 2022 13:18:11 -0400
Learn About Katonah-Lewisboro Schools’ Capital Improvement Proposal, Community Conversations Planned https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/politics/2608-learn-about-katonah-lewisboro-schools-capital-improvement-proposal-community-conversations-planned2608-learn-about-katonah-lewisboro-schools-capital-improvement-proposal-community-conversations-planned https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/politics/2608-learn-about-katonah-lewisboro-schools-capital-improvement-proposal-community-conversations-planned2608-learn-about-katonah-lewisboro-schools-capital-improvement-proposal-community-conversations-planned

Supporting student learning is the driving force behind Katonah-Lewisboro Schools’ Capital Improvement Proposal, which goes to community vote on October 18, 2022. 

We asked all five of our school principals which aspects they are looking forward to and heard phrases including "much-needed," “support research-based instructional approaches" and "catapult into a 21st century facility." 

Learn MORE and plan on attending one of two Community Conversations:

October 3, 7:00 pm at John Jay High School

October 4, 9:30 am at John Jay Middle School


kerry@ducey.org (KLSD) Politics Fri, 23 Sep 2022 12:57:27 -0400
Minks to Sinks Fall Sale Kicks Off Saturday, October 1! https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2611-mark-your-calendars-minks-to-sinks-fall-sale-kicks-off-saturday-october-12611-mark-your-calendars-minks-to-sinks-fall-sale-kicks-off-saturday-october-1 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2611-mark-your-calendars-minks-to-sinks-fall-sale-kicks-off-saturday-october-12611-mark-your-calendars-minks-to-sinks-fall-sale-kicks-off-saturday-october-1

#MinkstoSinks, the epic tag sale thousands of donors, consignors, collectors, and bargain-hunters wait for each year, is happening October 1-3 at 395 Danbury Road in Wilton.
Thousands of items from children’s toys to clothing, furniture to housewares, will be on sale in Wilton during the twice-yearly Minks to Sinks sale. Proceeds benefit Family & Children’s Agency (FCA), a Norwalk-based nonprofit providing social services for children, families, adults, and seniors.
Saturday, October 1, 9am - 5pm
Sunday, October 2, 12pm - 4pm (bargain day - half off everything!)
Monday, October 3, 9am - 11:30am (bargain day - half off everything!)
Consigning & Donating
Extended Wednesday hours!
Tuesday, September 27, 10am - 2pm
Wednesday, September 28 10am - 2pm & 4pm - 7pm
Thursday, April 28, 10am - 2pm
kerry@ducey.org (y Family & Children's Agency) Events Fri, 23 Sep 2022 12:23:00 -0400
Amazing Fall Foliage Continues To Emerge Across New York State https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/places/2609-amazing-fall-foliage-continues-to-emerge-across-new-york-state2609-amazing-fall-foliage-continues-to-emerge-across-new-york-state https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/places/2609-amazing-fall-foliage-continues-to-emerge-across-new-york-state2609-amazing-fall-foliage-continues-to-emerge-across-new-york-state

In the Hudson Valley, Columbia County foliage spotters in Hudson expect just about 10% change this weekend and mostly yellow leaves, while Dutchess County spotters reporting from Hopewell Junction expect up to 10-15% color change and red leaves of average brilliance. Spotters in Beacon are predicting up to 10% transition with some yellow leaves of average brilliance appearing.

In Orange County, spotters reporting from Middletown and Goshen expect up to 15% color change by the weekend, with yellow leaves of average brilliance emerging. Newburgh spotters expect about 10% change with muted shades of orange, yellow, and brown, while spotters in Cornwall are predicting less than 5% change and some burnt brown leaves among mostly green shades. No significant color change is expected in Putnam County, according to observers in Cold Spring.

Color change in Westchester County is expected to be less than 10% this weekend, according to spotters in White Plains, with a mix of brown and mostly green leaves. In Rockland County, color change is hovering around 5% at Bear Mountain State Park.


  • Adirondacks

    In the Adirondacks, Franklin County foliage spotters in the Mt. Arab and Tupper Lake areas note that color change there is underway with vigor and intensity, with as much as 35-40% leaf transition expected this weekend, and featuring fantastic hues of rhubarb, cerise, maize, saffron, russet, and tangerine. Spotters in Saranac Lake expect 25-30% color change with muted hues of yellow and red emerging. In the northern portion of the county, spotters from Malone predict 15% color change this weekend with muted red and orange leaves appearing over the mostly green backdrop.

    In Essex County, Wilmington spotters at Whiteface Mountain Ski Area predict 15-20% or more color change this weekend, with some bright red leaves beginning to appear. Lake Placid spotters expect about 15% change, with touches of oranges and reds of average brilliance. While some leaves are changing quickly, the majority are still green. Spotters reporting from Newcomb expect up to 15% transition with increasing shades of orange and red. In Crown Point, spotters are predicting more than 10% color change with a sprinkling of muted golds and rusts, along with occasional bright shades of yellow. Reports from Ticonderoga are predicting 10% color change with average shades of yellow, red, and orange beginning to peak.

    Herkimer County spotters in Old Forge are predicting at least 30% foliage change with muted shades of yellow and burgundy, along with some early reds. After some early color, leaf change has become more gradual, with shades of rust and dark red emerging. Look for some brilliant pops of reds and deep reds along Adirondack waterways. In Hamilton County, Long Lake spotters expect 30% foliage change with touches of orange and purple, along with muted reds. Reporters from Lake Pleasant are predicting 20% foliage change, with average to bright shades of yellow and orange starting to pop.

    In Warren County, Lake George foliage spotters are predicting 15% color change, highlighted by vivid oranges, sunny yellows, and the occasional deep reds scattered amongst lush green foliage. Queensbury observers are also expecting 15% color change with muted purple, red, and orange leaves. In Clinton County, reports from Plattsburgh predict 10% color change with some muted yellow leaves.

  • Catskills

    In the Catskills, Delaware County spotters reporting from the Delhi area are expecting up to 25% foliage change by the weekend, with varying shades of red and yellow, along with some bright pops of vibrant leaves. Spotters reporting from Bloomville and Walton predict 15% color change with muted yellow leaves. In Greene County, spotters reporting from the upper elevations of the towns of Hunter and Windham predict up to 35% color change, with green, yellow, and red leaves of average brilliance. Spotters in Catskill expect 15% foliage change featuring orange and red leaves of average brilliance.

    In Sullivan County, foliage spotters in Liberty are expecting 15% change with muted green, yellow, and brown leaves, while spotters to the south in Forestburgh expect about 10% color change. Ulster County spotters at Belleayre Mountain Ski Area in Highmount are predicting at least 10% color change this weekend, with red and orange leaves of average brilliance appearing over the mostly green backdrop. In New Paltz, spotters expect foliage to be just about 5% changed with some yellow shades beginning to appear.

  • Thousand Islands-Seaway

    In the Thousand Islands-Seaway region, Jefferson County spotters in Alexandria Bay are predicting at least 30% color change this weekend, especially inland from the St. Lawrence River where the countryside and wetlands have some vibrant pops of color. Overall, look for yellow and orange leaves of average brilliance, along with pockets of red. St. Lawrence County spotters reporting from Southville State Forest along the St. Regis River in Stockholm predict 10% color change, with average shades of yellow and orange beginning to appear. Spotters reporting from Red Sandstone Trail in Potsdam predict 10% transition, with mostly muted oranges as sugar maples begin their changes. Foliage change will still be minimal in Oswego County, according to spotters in Oswego who predict about 5% color transition and mostly green leaves.

  • Chautauqua-Allegheny

    In the Chautauqua-Allegheny region, Chautauqua County spotters predict up to 25% foliage color change this weekend, with red, yellow, and orange dotting the landscape around Chautauqua Lake and Jamestown. Northern Chautauqua County along Lake Erie has been slower to change, but observers expect the colors there to accelerate with cooler temperatures. In Cattaraugus County, Little Valley spotters are predicting up to 15% foliage change with a sporadic spots of red leaves and hints of yellow, all of average brilliance. Foliage spotters at Allegany State Park also anticipate around 15% foliage change, with maples starting to show a little muted color.

  • Central New York

    In Central New York, Oneida County spotters in Utica are predicting 20% foliage change with average to bright shades of yellow, red, and orange. In Broome County, foliage spotters in Binghamton predict 10% color change this weekend with bright pops of red and orange. Herkimer County spotters in Mohawk predict 10% color change and shades of rust, red, and yellow. In Montgomery County, around the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Fort Hunter, reports predict 10% color change and mostly green leaves. Otsego County foliage spotters in Cooperstown predict about 10% color change and mostly muted yellow leaves. Schoharie County spotters in Sharon Springs are also expecting at least 10% transition with subdued shades of red and some green-yellow leaves.

    Chenango County spotters reporting from Norwich expect around 5% foliage change with muted yellow leaves. Madison County spotters in Hamilton also predict up to 5% foliage change with hints of orange beginning to appear.

  • Capital-Saratoga

    In the Capital-Saratoga region, reports predict 10% color change in Saratoga County around Saratoga Springs, where yellows, ambers and some bright reds are beginning to appear. In Albany County, reports from Thacher State Park in Voorheesville predict up to 10% color change with some reds and yellows mostly orange leaves. Spotters at Cohoes Falls in Cohoes predict up to 10% transition with muted to average burnt orange, green-yellow, and yellow leaves. In Downtown Albany, reports predict 5% color change with mostly green leaves, highlighted by some muted to average shades of yellow and red.

    In Fulton County, spotters reporting from Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center in Northville expect just about 10% color change this weekend, as muted fall shades begin to emerge from the predominantly green landscape. Rensselaer County observers reporting from the Troy-Waterford Bridge in Troy predict nearly 10% color change with average shades of burnt orange, green-yellow, and yellow, while spotters in East Greenbush expect just a little more than 5% color change this weekend, with some of the mostly green leaves changing to yellow and joined by some pops of bright red leaves.

  • Finger Lakes

    In the Finger Lakes, spotters reporting from the Rochester suburb of Brighton in Monroe County are expecting more than 15% color change with yellow leaves beginning to appear, along with touches of red, orange, and dark red. Spotters reporting from Greece expect a little less than 10% foliage change this weekend. Yellow and yellow-green leaves are appearing on a small number of trees, and a small amount of red is showing on a few higher branches. In Chemung County, Elmira spotters are calling for 5-10% leaf change with a mix of fall shades just beginning to appear.

    Onondaga County spotters reporting from Onondaga Lake predict up to 10% color change this weekend, with some average shades of red and yellow beginning to appear. Several areas are expecting 5% or less transition, including the City of Syracuse, and the Cayuga County communities of Auburn and Fair Haven. Cortland County spotters in downtown Cortland report 5% change, with some muted fall shades emerging.

    Ontario County spotters in Farmington and Canandaigua expect up to 15% color change with some yellow leaves of average brilliance, while spotters in Rushville are predicting less than 5% change and mostly green leaves. Fall colors are just beginning to appear in Steuben County, according to spotters in Corning who expect about 10% color change this weekend. Seneca County spotters from Seneca Falls are seeing 5-10% change and some muted fall hues just beginning to appear. In Schuyler County, spotters reporting from Watkins GlenBurdett, and Rock Stream expect about 5% color change.

    In Tioga County, reports from Owego expect about 5% foliage change with emerging red and yellow leaves of average brilliance. Color change will also be around 5% in Tompkins County, with muted to average red and yellow leaves in Ithaca. Other spotters in Tompkins County reporting from Buttermilk Falls State Park and Taughannock Falls State Park are predicting 5% transition. In Wayne County, spotters in Lyons are predicting a little more than 5% leaf change by the weekend with yellow and red leaves of average brilliance emerging. 

  • Greater Niagara

    In the Greater Niagara region, Erie County spotters in East Aurora predict almost 10% color change this weekend, with emerging touches of yellow and orange. Genesee County spotters in Batavia expect nearly 10% change and a mix of fall colors of average brilliance. In Niagara County, spotters in Niagara Falls expect about 10% foliage change, with average to bright touches of yellow and red leaves. In Wyoming County, spotters in Warsaw predict about 10% color change, with red, orange, and yellow leaves appearing.

  • New York City
  • Color change is expected to be minimal this weekend in New York City. In the southern portion of Brooklyn, spotters reporting from Owl’s Head Park predict little change in color, while observers in Crown Heights predict a little more than 5% color change with some green leaves changing to yellow, along with occasional reds. Spotters on the Upper East Side of Manhattan predict little foliage change, with 5% or less color transition and hints of red and gold leaves.
  • On Long Island, in Nassau County, foliage at Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead may be as much as 15% changed by the weekend. Visitors can look for Kelly green leaves with spots of rust, cranberry, mustard, and chocolate brown. In Suffolk County, spotters at The Nature Conservancy in Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island expect 5-10% color change, with some dogwoods starting to show their purple foliage, and a few spots of yellow leaves beginning to appear.

    Spotters along the North Shore in Nassau County predict about 5% color change this weekend with yellow beginning to appear on sycamore trees, while the oak and maple trees remain green. Spotters at Montauk Point predict about 5% color change with a few emerging fall hues.

commandercarey@gmail.com (@I_LOVE_NY) Places Fri, 23 Sep 2022 10:45:00 -0400
Hearings Set Regarding NYSEG's Proposed Changes in Electric and Gas Delivery Rates https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/politics/2610-hearings-set-regarding-nyseg-s-proposed-changes-in-electric-and-gas-delivery-rates2610-hearings-set-regarding-nyseg-s-proposed-changes-in-electric-and-gas-delivery-rates https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/politics/2610-hearings-set-regarding-nyseg-s-proposed-changes-in-electric-and-gas-delivery-rates2610-hearings-set-regarding-nyseg-s-proposed-changes-in-electric-and-gas-delivery-rates

The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) will hold virtual public
statement hearings on Thursday, September 15, Wednesday, September 28, and Tuesday,
October 18, 2022, to receive public comments concerning the proposed changes in the electric and
gas delivery rates and practices of New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG) and
Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation (RG&E) (collectively, the Companies).
On May 26, 2022, the Companies filed amendments to their electric and gas tariff schedules,
proposing to increase their annual electric and gas delivery revenues effective May 1, 2023. NYSEG proposes to increase its electric delivery revenues by approximately $274 million (a 31% percent increase in base delivery revenues or a 16.8% increase in total revenues), and its natural gas delivery revenues by approximately $43.4 million (a 19% increase in base delivery revenues or a 9.8% increase in total revenues).
The actual bill impacts of these proposed changes on each customer class will vary based upon
revenue allocation and rate design. Proposed elements and programs in the rate filings include:
(1) Customer Experience Improvements, which will allow for increased AMI functionality and
mobile/digital interface options for customers;
(2) Emergency Response Improvements, including
increased access to outside resources and an automated system to contact life support equipment
(3) Climate Action and Innovation, including items such as additional charge ports for
EVs, an Electric Heat Make Ready program, a Low-Income Clean Generation program, energy
storage projects, a pilot program for geothermal district energy with the City of Ithaca, and a
Hydrogen Blending Pilot;
(4) Operations and Reliability, including replacement of aging infrastructure and additional full-time equivalents to improve reliability metrics, and reaching and maintaining a five year vegetation management cycle; and
(5) Gas Operations, which includes leak-prone pipe replacement and other gas safety initiatives.
The Companies’ pre-filed testimony and exhibits in these proceedings may be reviewed online at the Department of Public Service webpage, www.dps.ny.gov, by searching under Case 22-E-0317 or 22- G-0318 (NYSEG) and 22-E-0219 or 22-G-0320 (RG&E). Under New York State law, the Commission must consider a utility’s proposal and may adopt or reject it, in whole or in part, or modify it.
In doing so, the Commission will consider changes proposed by the participating parties and the  public. Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) are presiding over the gathering of public comments and all evidence relating to the proposal. Public statement hearings will be held over three days to obtain comments from the public concerning the Companies’ proposals.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that virtual public statement hearings will be held before ALJs Erika Bergen
and Lindsey N. Overton, as follows:
DATE: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
TIME: 1:00 P.M.
Electronic Access: www.webex.com
Event Number: 2338 191 2115
Event Password: Sept28-1pm
Phone-Only Access: 518-549-0500
Access Code: 2338 191 2115
DATE: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
TIME: 5:00 P.M.
Electronic Access: www.webex.com
Event Number: 2336 194 4067
Password: Sept28-5pm
Phone-Only Access: 518-549-0500
Access Code: 2336 194 4067
DATE: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
TIME: 1:00 P.M.
Electronic Access: www.webex.com
Event Number: 2349 583 6026
Event Password: Oct18-1pm
Phone-Only Access: 518-549-0500
Access Code: 2349 583 6026
DATE: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
TIME: 5:00 P.M.
Electronic Access: www.webex.com
Event Number: 2346 895 0569
Password: Oct18-5pm
Phone-Only Access: 518-549-0500
Access Code: 2346 895 0569
Those wishing to comment on any aspect of these proceedings will have the opportunity to make a
statement on the record at the virtual public statement hearings. Any person wishing to provide a
public statement must pre-register the day before the relevant hearing.
To pre-register electronically: Participants who would like to provide a statement at any hearing,
and will log in to the hearing electronically, must pre-register to do so by visiting www.webex.com by 4:30 p.m. on the day before the hearing. From the Webex homepage, registrants should click “Join” at the top right-hand corner of the screen, enter the appropriate event number listed above, and provide all requested information.
To attend and make a statement electronically: When logging in to a hearing on the appropriate
date and time, participants should visit www.webex.com, click “Join” at the top right-hand corner of the screen, and enter the appropriate event number for the hearing. To pre-register by phone:
Any participant who is not able to log in to a hearing electronically may
participate by phone. Call-in participants wishing to make a statement at the hearings must register to do so by 4:30 p.m. on the day before the hearing by calling 1-800-342-3330, where they should follow prompts to the appropriate hearing and provide the following information: first and last name, address, and phone number.
To attend and make a statement by phone: On the appropriate day and time of the hearing, dial
(518) 549-0500 and enter the relevant access code listed above to join the hearing. The ALJs will call on each person who has registered to speak and will continue each hearing until everyone wishing to speak has been heard or other reasonable arrangements have been made to include their comments in the record. Time limits may be set for each speaker as necessary to afford all attendees an opportunity to be heard. It is recommended that lengthy comments be submitted in writing and summarized for oral presentation. A verbatim transcript of the hearings will be made for inclusion in the record of these cases.
To listen to the hearings: Pre-registration is not required to listen to a public statement hearing, and any person wishing to listen without making a comment may do so online or by phone. The hearings will be livestreamed on the Department of Public Service’s YouTube channel on the dates and times listed above. To access the YouTube channel, visit the Department’s website, www.dps.ny.gov, and click on the YouTube icon at the bottom of the homepage. In addition, any person without internet
access may listen to the hearings by phone by calling (518) 549-0500 and entering the applicable
access code.
Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations should call the Department of Public
Service’s Human Resources Management Office at (518) 474-2520 as soon as possible. TDD users
may request a sign language interpreter by placing a call through the New York Relay Service at 711.
Individuals with difficulty understanding or reading English are encouraged to call the Department at 1-800-342-3377 for free language assistance services regarding this notice.
Other Ways to Comment: For those who cannot attend or prefer not to speak at a public statement
hearing, there are several other ways to provide your comments to the Commission. Comments
should refer to “Cases 22-E-0317 and 22-G-0318 – NYSEG” and/or “Cases 22-E-0319 and 22-G-
0320 – RG&E.” Although comments will be accepted throughout the pendency of these
proceedings, they are requested by March 31, 2023.
Internet or Mail: Go to www.dps.ny.gov, click on “Search” and enter case number 22-E-0317, 22-G-0318, 22-E-0319 or 22-G-0320 in the “Search by Case Number” field, and then click on “Post
Comments” located at the top right of the page.
Alternatively, comments may be mailed to the Hon. Michelle L. Phillips, Secretary, Public Service
Commission, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12223-1350. All written comments will
become part of the record considered by the Commission and may be accessed on the Department
of Public Service website by searching the case number, as described above, and clicking on the
“Public Comments” tab.
Toll-Free Opinion Line: Individuals may choose to submit comments by calling the Commission’s
Opinion Line at 1-800-335-2120. This number is set up to receive in-state calls 24-hours a day.
These calls are not transcribed verbatim, but a summary is provided to the Commission.
commandercarey@gmail.com (New York State Public Service Commission) Politics Fri, 23 Sep 2022 10:15:20 -0400
Lewisboro Library Fair Checklist! Head to Onatru Farm on Saturday! https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2607-lewisboro-library-fair-checklist-16632786692607-lewisboro-library-fair-checklist-1663278669 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2607-lewisboro-library-fair-checklist-16632786692607-lewisboro-library-fair-checklist-1663278669

It's going to be a BEAUTIFUL day on September 17 for the Lewisboro Library Fair! 

Head on over to Onatru Farm between 10 am and 4 pm and join the fun! Onatru Farm is located at 99 Elmwood Road in South Salem.
If you’re coming in near the Farmhouse, please note the welcome banner, featuring our generous Fair sponsors.
Below is a handy checklist of things to do at the Fair. Click HERE for complete Fair details and info on pre-registering for Appraisals and Fairy Garden Workshops.
___  Stop by the Trustees Booth/Welcome Table to buy raffle tickets, or get a library card if you don’t have one.
Teens can also pick up a Photo Scavenger Hunt instruction sheet here or elsewhere throughout the Fair
___ Drop off baked good donation at Bake Sale Tent; make note to come back later for goodies
___ Uncover some treasures at Attic Treasures
___ Visit the Community Tables to see what’s new
___ Let kids scout out the Kids Zone to visit the Bouncy House, get their faces painted and snag a balloon animal
___ Make a Fairy Garden at one of the Lewisboro Garden Club workshops
___ If you don’t have an appointment, pop into the Appraisal Room, located in the Farmhouse, to see if there is room for walk-ins (especially if you discovered a rare find at Attic Treasures!)
___ Stock up on some good reads at the Book Sales
___ Try your arm dunking Town notables at the Dunk Tank
___ Take a lunch break: enjoy some fabulous food & music
___ Work off your lunch - take a stroll through the Concours d’Elegance and Farm Equipment display
___ Check out entries in Homegrown Produce Contest before 1 pm judging
___ Bring the little ones back to the Kids Zone for Storytime at 1 pm
___ Take a running jump and stick to the Velcro Wall!
___ Shop at the Vendor Market & Lewisboro Notecards Table
___ Bid on a few items at the Silent Auction
___ Sample some beer and wine at the Craft Beer Garden
Finally, thank a Library Fair Volunteer on your way out.
This day would not be possible without all their efforts! 
Leave happy, knowing you had a great day, and the money raised will support your hometown Lewisboro Library!
kerry@ducey.org (Lewisboro Library) Events Thu, 15 Sep 2022 12:35:26 -0400
Bedford Music Festival and Taste of Bedford on October 15th Featuring 'The Spin Doctors' https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2606-bedford-music-festival-and-taste-of-bedford-on-october-15th-featuring-the-spin-doctors2606-bedford-music-festival-and-taste-of-bedford-on-october-15th-featuring-the-spin-doctors https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2606-bedford-music-festival-and-taste-of-bedford-on-october-15th-featuring-the-spin-doctors2606-bedford-music-festival-and-taste-of-bedford-on-october-15th-featuring-the-spin-doctors

Bedford Music Festival and Taste of Bedford

OCTOBER 15, 2022, 3:30PM TO 9:30PM

Featuring the Spin Doctors and 4 local bands, local restaurants, retailers, and vendors showcasing their extraordinary fare and unique merchandise. Join us at John Jay Homestead on October 15 for all the fun!

The Grammy-nominated Spin Doctors, best known for songs such as “Two Princes” and “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong”, will headline the first Bedford Music Festival at John Jay Homestead. The six hour festival will also include prominent local bands and a Taste of Bedford, where many of the local restaurants will showcase special items from their menus.

The event is free to the public with VIP packages available for preferred seating, parking and meet-and-greet with the Spin Doctors. Paid parking is also available on the Homestead grounds. Proceeds for the Festival will help support on going beautification efforts in the Town  of Bedford as well as other community engagement events.

The Bedford Music Festival is presented by destination393 that was co-founded by Town Supervisor Ellen Calves to revitalize and strengthen the three hamlets of Bedford. Their initial focus is on events that will spotlight the local beauty, and vitality of the Town of Bedford.

OCTOBER 15, 2022, 3:30PM TO 9:30PM


Entry to the Festival is free to all. There will be $20/car parking fee on the John Jay Homestead lot.

Visit https://destination393.org/events-programs/bedford-music-festival/ for more information and VIP Tickets!

The Bedford Music Festival is presented by destination39.3 that was co-founded by Bedford Town Supervisor Ellen Calves to revitalize and strengthen the three hamlets of Bedford.

destination 39.3 was started in early 2022 as a resident-led initiative to help create a greater sense of community engagement for the three hamlets of the Town of Bedford. Its moniker gives recognition to the Town’s square mileage and defines a sense of cohesiveness and integration amongst the hamlets.  This dynamic new organization is united in its effort to celebrate the unique gifts and diverse communities of the Town’s hamlets while strengthening commerce, communication and quality of life in the Town.  Six subcommittees drive much of the work within destination 39.3, including Events, Beautification, Community Engagement, Marketing, Policy and Fundraising


kerry@ducey.org (destination 39.3) Events Tue, 13 Sep 2022 09:11:45 -0400
Local High School Student Sets Up Donation Bin Set Up at Cross River Pharmacy to Collect Items for Children in Westchester Hospitals https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/2605-local-high-school-student-sets-up-donation-bin-set-up-at-cross-river-pharmacy-to-collect-items-for-children-in-westchester-hospitals2605-local-high-school-student-sets-up-donation-bin-set-up-at-cross-river-pharmacy-to-collect-items-for-children-in-westchester-hospitals https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/2605-local-high-school-student-sets-up-donation-bin-set-up-at-cross-river-pharmacy-to-collect-items-for-children-in-westchester-hospitals2605-local-high-school-student-sets-up-donation-bin-set-up-at-cross-river-pharmacy-to-collect-items-for-children-in-westchester-hospitals

“Bringing a Bunch of Smiles to Westchester’s Youngest Patients’ Faces”

Hanna Palmieri, a high school junior, has set up a donation bin at the Cross River Pharmacy to collect toys and art supplies for making goody bags that she assembles at her home and then donates to local hospitals and health care centers in Westchester. The goody bags are given to children served by the hospitals in Westchester County. 

During the spring and summer, Hanna reached out to several local businesses to support her collection drive. The participating businesses that have collection bins in their stores include Cross River Pharmacy, Scattered Books in Chappaqua, and both locations of the children’s store All Together Now in Mt. Kisco and Tarrytown. Supporters are encouraged to either donate gently used items or purchase and donate new items such as children’s books, small stuffed animals, art supplies, puzzles, stickers, coloring books, crafting kits or sensory toys and place them in the bin. 

Hanna named her initiative “Hanna Banana Bags” and she makes these goody bags from the fun items she collects. She delivers the goody bags to Northern Westchester Hospital, White Plains Hospital and Elizabeth Seton Children’s Center in Yonkers which is a residential facility for the care of medically complex and technology-dependent children. With each goody bag, Hanna includes a handwritten note of friendship and encouragement to make the goody bag more meaningful and personal for each child who receives it.

At White Plains Hospital, where Hanna made her first delivery of 40+ goody bags this summer, the donations go to patients at the Family Health Center clinic which primarily serves low income children in the area. At Northern Westchester Hospital, the items are being used to supply an activity cart that helps to entertain patients (both children and adults) to take their minds off of their stays at the hospital. Lastly, for Elizabeth Seton Children’s Center, sensory items are being sought to engage the children who reside there.

Hanna’s goal for this project is to bring reassurance and comfort to patients who are fearful while at the hospital. As she says, “I want to help children be less anxious about being in a hospital or going to the doctor. I understand that the hospital is not an ideal place, especially for children who love to move around and play. I want to create goody bags filled with activities to keep them busy so their minds aren’t focused on their surroundings.”

Hanna has created a Facebook page where she posts updates about her project (https://www.facebook.com/hannabananabags) as well as a GoFundMe page (https://gofund.me/3772f2e9) to raise money to purchase some of the harder to find sensory toys for the children at Elizabeth Seton Children’s Center.

Hanna got her inspiration for making goody bags during the pandemic when she was a summer camp counselor and bus monitor at Camp Nabby. When campers had to stay home because of a Covid infection or exposure, Hanna took the initiative to make each sick camper a goody bag and then drop it off at the camper’s home the next day. As Hanna says, “To see my campers smile and jump up and down with excitement while I waved to them from a safe distance made a big impact on me.”

If other local businesses would like to participate or if local residents would like to support Hanna’s efforts, Hanna can be contacted via email at hp06@icloud.com.

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Wed, 07 Sep 2022 05:00:20 -0400
Lewisboro Library Fair on Saturday, September 17 at Onatru Farm Park https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2604-lewisboro-library-fair-on-saturday-september-17-at-onatru-farm-park2604-lewisboro-library-fair-on-saturday-september-17-at-onatru-farm-park https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2604-lewisboro-library-fair-on-saturday-september-17-at-onatru-farm-park2604-lewisboro-library-fair-on-saturday-september-17-at-onatru-farm-park

The annual Lewisboro Library Fair will be held rain or shine, on Saturday, September 17 from 10 am to 4 pm at Onatru Farm Park (99 Elmwood Road in South Salem).


What else is NEW this year?

The Library Fair is the largest community event in Lewisboro. There are activities to appeal to all ages, like the Car Show, Appraisal Booth, Beer Garden, Dunk Tank, Homegrown Produce Contest, food trucks and booths, music, and tons of shopping at the Book Sale, Attic Treasures Sale, Silent Auction and Vendor Market. There is also a “Kids Zone” with multiple activities. Pre-Sales begin September 15.

A new attraction this year is the Velcro Wall! Set up in the Kids Zone, it will have Velcro suits to fit both adults and children. There will also be a Photo Scavenger Hunt just for teens, where they can compete for a prize by taking photos of specified items or activities throughout the Fair - like taking a selfie while hanging from the Velcro Wall!

Recent Additions to the Silent Auction include:

  • Tours of the Simeon Brady Mansion and Historic Grounds in Goldens Bridge
  • Four box seats to a Mets home game
  • Four tickets and a parking pass to a Giants football game
  • Wine Tasting for up to 12 people in the English Pub and Wine Cellar of the Simeon Brady Estate
  • The chance to have your name used as a character in a book being written by best-selling author Fiona Davis (The Lions of Fifth Avenue, The Magnolia Palace)

You can visit our WEBSITE for more info on the Library Fair. The website is updated often, as new activities are added.

kerry@ducey.org (Lewisboro Library) Events Thu, 25 Aug 2022 11:53:57 -0400
South Salem's Rock n’ Rescue Named “2022 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT by GreatNonprofits https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/charities/2603-south-salem-s-rock-n-rescue-named-2022-top-rated-nonprofit-by-greatnonprofits2603-south-salem-s-rock-n-rescue-named-2022-top-rated-nonprofit-by-greatnonprofits https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/charities/2603-south-salem-s-rock-n-rescue-named-2022-top-rated-nonprofit-by-greatnonprofits2603-south-salem-s-rock-n-rescue-named-2022-top-rated-nonprofit-by-greatnonprofits

South Salem, New York August 12, 2022 –Rock n’ Rescue announced today it has been named a “2022 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading website for community recommendations of charities and nonprofits.

Rock n’ Rescue provides animal adoptions and animal-assisted therapy to people throughout the northeast, resulting in over 2000 animals adopted per year.

“We are honored to be named a 2022 Top-Rated Nonprofit,” says James Scova, Director of Operations for Rock n’ Rescue. “We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including the recognition we have received from several organizations.”

The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is based on the rating and number of reviews that Rock n’ Rescue received from volunteers, donors and aid recipients. They note things such as: “Rock N’ Rescue is a fabulous organization led by people truly committed to caring for animals and finding them the perfect homes. I adopted my cat Sadie from them in 2020 and she has been an absolute joy in my life. Keep up the great work!”

“Rock n’ Rescue is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support they receive, as shown by the many outstanding reviews they have received from people who have direct experience working with Rock n’ Rescue.”

GreatNonprofits is the largest donation website for nonprofits and where people share stories about their personal experiences on more than 1.6 million charities and nonprofits. The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards are the only awards for nonprofits determined by those who have direct experience with the charities – as donors, volunteers and recipients of aid.

The complete list of 2022 Top Rated Nonprofits can be found at: https://bit.ly/3pgMxGk

kerry@ducey.org (James Scova) Charities Fri, 12 Aug 2022 13:07:53 -0400
Lewisboro Library will host an author talk with Christina Geist, author of Buddy's New Buddy on Augus 20 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2602-lewisboro-library-will-host-an-author-talk-with-christina-geist-author-of-buddy-s-new-buddy-on-augus-202602-lewisboro-library-will-host-an-author-talk-with-christina-geist-author-of-buddy-s-new-buddy-on-augus-20 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2602-lewisboro-library-will-host-an-author-talk-with-christina-geist-author-of-buddy-s-new-buddy-on-augus-202602-lewisboro-library-will-host-an-author-talk-with-christina-geist-author-of-buddy-s-new-buddy-on-augus-20

Author Talk with Christina Geist author of "Buddy's New Buddy" at Lewisboro Library on Saturday, August 20 at 11:00 am

Back to School Alert!
Lewisboro Library is thrilled to welcome back author Christina Geist to celebrate the release of her latest children’s picture book, Buddy’s New Buddy.
It is a sweet story about making new friends – perfect for children about to embark on a new school year!
Christina will read from her book, then autograph copies that will be available for sale. We will also have an ice cream social on the lawn following the reading.
Space is limited; please register HERE.
kerry@ducey.org (Lewisboro Library) Events Thu, 11 Aug 2022 13:48:08 -0400
South Salem Fire Department Annual Carnival & Parade Kicks Off! https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2601-south-salem-fire-department-annual-carnival-parade-kicks-off2601-south-salem-fire-department-annual-carnival-parade-kicks-off https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2601-south-salem-fire-department-annual-carnival-parade-kicks-off2601-south-salem-fire-department-annual-carnival-parade-kicks-off

Rides • Games • Food • Prizes
The South Salem Fire Department Carnival & Parade kicks off today, Wednesday, August 10 at 6pm and runs through Saturday, August 13 at 10:00 pm. The Parade will take place this evening at 7 pm.
$30 wristbands per person for unlimited rides on the night purchased will be sold each night.
Please take note of the days/times below:
Wednesday, August 10th, 6:00pm - 10:00pm (*Parade kicks off at 7:00pm)
Thursday, August 11th, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, August 12th, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, August 13th, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Raffle Drawing: Saturday, August 13th approximately 10:00pm as the Carnival closes.
1st prize - $1500
2nd prize - $1000
3rd prize - $500
Raffle tickets are $5 suggested donation
We are looking forward to continuing our long standing tradition to the community and hope to see you there!
Learn more HERE.
kerry@ducey.org (South Salem Fire Department) Events Wed, 10 Aug 2022 13:42:33 -0400
ACT of CT to hold Sensory Friendly performances of GUYS AND DOLLS and THE SECRET GARDEN https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/2600-act-of-ct-to-hold-sensory-friendly-performances-of-guys-and-dolls-and-the-secret-garden2600-act-of-ct-to-hold-sensory-friendly-performances-of-guys-and-dolls-and-the-secret-garden https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/2600-act-of-ct-to-hold-sensory-friendly-performances-of-guys-and-dolls-and-the-secret-garden2600-act-of-ct-to-hold-sensory-friendly-performances-of-guys-and-dolls-and-the-secret-garden

ACT of CT is thrilled to announce the return of our Sensory Friendly performances during our upcoming 2022-2023 season!

The Sensory Friendly series is designed exclusively for patrons who require adjusted production elements in order to fully enjoy the performance and tickets to these performances are not open to the general public.

Our Sensory Friendly GUYS AND DOLLS performance will take place on Sunday, November 13 at 2pm, and THE SECRET GARDEN Sensory Friendly performance will take place on Sunday, May 28 at 2pm. 

This free performance is reserved only for our friends with sensory sensitivities and is not open to the general public. In order to reserve space, please contact the Box Office at (475) 215-5497 or boxoffice@actofct.org!

For additional information about the Sensory Friendly performances at ACT of CT, click HERE.

kerry@ducey.org (ACT of CT) Neighbors Fri, 05 Aug 2022 08:12:39 -0400
Creative Community Fridays at Katonah Museum of Art https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2599-creative-community-fridays2599-creative-community-fridays https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2599-creative-community-fridays2599-creative-community-fridays

Join us for creative fun the 3rd Friday of the month.

Stroller Tours @ 9:30 AM: Enjoy a baby-friendly, interactive tour of the exhibitions. For parents and caregivers with babies 0-18 months.

Artful Families @ 10:30 AM: Spark the imagination of children ages 2-5 with Museum games, story time, and art-making activities.

Senior Socials @ 1:00 PM: Looking to connect with other creative seniors in the community? Join us for an engaging, conversational tour of the exhibition Tradition Interrupted, led by one of the Museum’s knowledgeable docents. 

Registration recommended. Free with Museum admission.

kerry@ducey.org (KMA) Events Wed, 03 Aug 2022 11:59:06 -0400
Local High School Student's 10,000,000 Push-Up Challenge Goal to Help First Responders https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/2598-local-high-school-student-s-10-000-000-push-up-challenge-goal-to-help-first-responders2598-local-high-school-student-s-10-000-000-push-up-challenge-goal-to-help-first-responders https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/2598-local-high-school-student-s-10-000-000-push-up-challenge-goal-to-help-first-responders2598-local-high-school-student-s-10-000-000-push-up-challenge-goal-to-help-first-responders

Henry Della Penna, a rising junior at Fox Lane High School in Bedford, has created a push-up challenge to raise money and awareness to help firefighters and first responders through the 501(c)3 non-profit Tunnel to Towers Foundation and their Fallen First Responder Home Program.

During the pandemic, Henry became a member of the First Responders Club at his high school and a junior firefighter in training. He was inspired to do this because he saw his father volunteer to become trained as a first responder to help others.

As Henry says, “I’ve seen firsthand how dedicated the first responders are at the fire department in my neighborhood, so I wanted to create a way to get my friends, my community and other communities involved to help families where a member has given the ultimate sacrifice.”

Henry started this 10,000,000 push-up challenge where he is keeping track of the number of push-ups that he’s doing and he’s asking others to join him by doing push-ups and posting the number done on this social media to help reach this 10 million push-up goal.

As Henry says, “The great thing about push-ups is that they can be done anywhere and no special equipment is needed. They also help people stay fit!”

Similar to the ice bucket challenge, Henry is encouraging supporters who want to participate to post videos or photos of themselves doing push-ups and challenge their friends to do the same. Donations aren’t required to participate, but any donation made will go directly to Tunnel to Towers and change lives.

Here is the links to Henry’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/10MillionPushUpChallenge/), Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/10mil.pushups/) and the link to his GoFundMe page: https://gofund.me/6a552bec

Henry is running his fundraiser now through 9/11/23 which is the 22nd anniversary commemorating September 11th.

Since Henry is a high school student, he, his friends and his whole generation were not around when 9/11 happened and this fundraiser helps to teach young adults about an important part of our history and honor the victims of the attack.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is committed to ensuring we never forget 9/11, the sacrifices made, and those that continue to be made by our first responders in the line of duty. Through the Fallen First Responder Home Program, Tunnel to Towers aims to pay off the mortgages of fallen law enforcement officers and firefighters who lose their lives in the line of duty or to 9/11-related illness and leave behind young children. The Foundation’s goal is to ensure stability and security for these families facing sudden, tragic loss.fo

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Mon, 25 Jul 2022 10:17:34 -0400