Lewisboro's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro Sun, 21 Apr 2019 14:44:28 -0400 HamletHub.com Ridgefield Independent Film Festival Presents First Annual Kids Film Fest Saturday, April 27 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1877-ridgefield-independent-film-festival-presents-first-annual-kids-film-fest-saturday-april-271877-ridgefield-independent-film-festival-presents-first-annual-kids-film-fest-saturday-april-27 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1877-ridgefield-independent-film-festival-presents-first-annual-kids-film-fest-saturday-april-271877-ridgefield-independent-film-festival-presents-first-annual-kids-film-fest-saturday-april-27


The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival, (RIFF), now in its fourth year, will launch its first ever Kids Film Fest on Saturday, April 27, 2019. An impressive lineup of award-winning films tailored for children, tweens, teens, and families, showcasing imaginative animation, live action, and documentary films from around the world. All films are adult-friendly!

Liyana directed by Aaron Kopp and Amanda Kopp, will be the evening Spotlight Family Feature. This internationally acclaimed South African film is a genre-defying documentary that tells the story of five orphans in the Kingdom of eSwanti (formerly known as Swaziland). The children turn past trauma into an original fable about a girl named Liyana who embarks on a perilous quest to save her young twin brothers. The film weaves her animated journey together with poetic documentary scenes to create an inspiring tale of perseverance and hope. 

Executive produced by Emmy-winner Thandie Newton, and produced by Oscar-winner Daniel Junge, Liyana features innovative animated artwork by Shofela Coker and an original score by Philip Miller. Liyanahas played at festivals around the world, including the British Film Institute's London Film Festival and MoMA's Doc Fortnight, and to date, has won 28 jury and audience awards. London’s The Sunday Times describes the film as “Part documentary, part animation, and pure magic.” Liyana screens Sat, Apr. 27 at 7:00pm at Ridgefield Theater Barn. (Appropriate for ages 10 through adult)

Also featured in the festival is RIFF Redux, two live-action short films created by Ridgefield students in grades four to six, that screened at RIFF in the fall—The Misadventures of Goldilocks and the Three Boys and Let’s Not Forget About Little Red Riding Hood. Former Nickelodeon producers and area residents Dave Goldberg and David Herman oversaw every stage of the film projects from inception to completion. The shorts feature numerous Ridgefield locations, including the Ridgefield Library, Planet Pizza, Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shop, and even a local graveyard. There are also several cameos by familiar faces to people in town. Herman will participate in a post-screening audience Q&A. RIFF Redux will run as part of RIFF RePLAY Sat., Apr. 27 at 1:00 pm at Ridgefield Theater Barn and will include other family favorite shorts from the RIFF archives. (Appropriate for ages 7-12).

Megan Smith-Harris, RIFF Festival Director said: “Exposing children to imaginative, age-appropriate films from around the world is integral to engaging them in the arts, helps to build empathy, and expands their world view.”

In addition to film compilations, the festival will present two East Coast premieres. First, Band Geeks, directed by Canada’s Morgan Elliot, a fun and uplifting documentary about a high school youth marching band preparing for their appearance at the Rose Parade in Pasadena. Next, a narrative short To Remember Me By, by up and coming Mumbai filmmaker, Rahoul Daswani. The film tells the story of family, memory, and buried secrets discovered inside an 8mm camera. Both films screen on Saturday, April 27, at the Ridgefield Theater Barn. To Remember Me By at 3:30pm followed by Band Geeks at 3:45pm.  (Appropriate for ages 8 through adult)

To see the complete line-up of films showing at Kids Film Fest and to purchase tickets visit RIFFct.org


Watch the Trailer for LIYANA here (ages 10 - adult)


Watch Trailer for BAND GEEKS  here (age 8 +)



NYICFF Kid Flicks Tour 2018

kerry@ducey.org (Marlea Willis) Events Sun, 21 Apr 2019 03:12:00 -0400
Ridgefield Academy Continues Commitment to Environmental Stewardship, Goes Solar https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/places/1895-ridgefield-academy-continues-commitment-to-environmental-stewardship-goes-solar1895-ridgefield-academy-continues-commitment-to-environmental-stewardship-goes-solar https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/places/1895-ridgefield-academy-continues-commitment-to-environmental-stewardship-goes-solar1895-ridgefield-academy-continues-commitment-to-environmental-stewardship-goes-solar

With large, flat rooftops free of shade, Ridgefield Academy (RA) saw an untapped opportunity to install solar panels on its buildings as part of a conscious effort to make environmentally appropriate choices in the best interest of its community. The solar installation is the third of many measures being taken by the school in support of its mission to act as a good steward of the environment, lower greenhouse gas emissions, reduce its carbon footprint, improve student and teacher health, and reduce energy costs.

The Academy, which serves children in preschool through grade 8, began its effort to convert to clean energy three years ago when the majority of the fuel oil used for heating purposes was replaced with propane. A propane furnace operates at a 90 percent efficiency rating (versus a 60 percent efficiency rating for an older oil furnace) and has far less impact on the environment as it produces significantly fewer emissions than oil and has low carbon content.

Ridgefield Academy continued its fuel-efficiency efforts a year later by upgrading from fluorescent lighting to LED lighting made possible by using energy credits and other incentives. LED lighting is mercury-free and one hundred percent recyclable making it the most environmentally safe lighting option. LEDs also use less energy than any lighting technology available and incur much lower maintenance costs – all without impacting a student’s learning environment.

As the third step in becoming more energy efficient, Ridgefield Academy recently installed 443 solar panels on the major buildings of its Ridgefield campus, which, in time, will generate approximately 80 percent of the electricity used. Solar energy is a cost effective way for schools to shine, and schools across the nation, like RA, are taking advantage of this environmentally friendly, cost savings opportunity. RA is also seeking to leverage the solar program as a learning opportunity for students. Larry Curry, RA’s Director of Facilities mentioned, “We want to combine this with education. Monitors will be permanently set up in both the Summit and Annex lobbies displaying statistics of the benefits of using this source of energy so that our students can see.” As one example, RA’s solar panels will generate enough electricity to power 20 homes for a year! More interesting statistics can be found here.

Commenting on Ridgefield Academy’s recent efforts to increase its environmental awareness and decrease its carbon footprint, CFO Briggs Tobin said, “We have a responsibility to maintain and preserve what makes Ridgefield Academy special. Ridgefield Academy has a magnificent history and sits on land that has been well cared for and loved for generations. We are stewards of an important legacy, and our efforts today both honor that legacy and build strongly upon it.”

Looking ahead, Ridgefield Academy is committed to identifying other ways to become as environmentally efficient as possible, including eliminating single-use plastics, improving current recycling procedures and possibly creating a composting program. In doing so, RA will set an example for its students and surrounding communities to show that, apart from the important work of educating and shaping the citizens and leaders of tomorrow, schools can make significant contributions to our entire community by becoming better stewards of our earth.

Established in 1975, Ridgefield Academy is a Preschool – Grade 8 private day school located in Ridgefield, Conn. serving students from Fairfield and Westchester counties. Ridgefield Academy is located at 223 West Mountain Road in Ridgefield, Conn. 203.894.1800. www.ridgefieldacademy.org.

Photo shows Director of Facilities, Larry Curry and our CFO, Briggs Tobin who are shown signing the deal for the recently installed solar panels at RA

kerry@ducey.org (Ashley Moran) Places Thu, 18 Apr 2019 06:35:48 -0400
Local 16 Year Old Fabricates Pound Ridge Robbery Story https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/publicsafety/1883-local-16-year-old-fabricates-pound-ridge-robbery-story1883-local-16-year-old-fabricates-pound-ridge-robbery-story https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/publicsafety/1883-local-16-year-old-fabricates-pound-ridge-robbery-story1883-local-16-year-old-fabricates-pound-ridge-robbery-story

NY State Police have provided an update to an earlier report of a Pound Ridge robbery investigation.

The Pound Ridge Police Department and the NY State Police from Somers responded to a report of a robbery at approximately 7:05 a.m. on April 12 where the victim claimed to have been assaulted by an unknown male subject who then stole the victim’s wallet.  The investigation determined that the 16-year-old victim fabricated the series of events, and falsely reported the robbery. 

The 16-year-old has been issued a Family Court Appearance Ticket returnable to the Westchester County Youth Part on April 18, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. for Falsely Reporting an Incident in the 3rd degree, a class A misdemeanor. *


kerry@ducey.org (NYS Police) Public safety Sun, 14 Apr 2019 11:24:01 -0400
Measles Confirmed in Eight Westchester County Children https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/publicsafety/1882-measles-confirmed-in-eight-unvaccinated-westchester-county-children1882-measles-confirmed-in-eight-unvaccinated-westchester-county-children https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/publicsafety/1882-measles-confirmed-in-eight-unvaccinated-westchester-county-children1882-measles-confirmed-in-eight-unvaccinated-westchester-county-children


Measles has been confirmed in eight Westchester County children, six are siblings, and all are from Northern Westchester. None of the children attend public schools or childcare programs. The children range in age from six months to 14 years old.

The Westchester County Department of Health is working with the families and healthcare providers to identify locations where the children may have exposed others.  The children, who were not vaccinated, appear to have been exposed to Measles in Rockland County and Brooklyn where there have been ongoing outbreaks.

Anyone who has not been vaccinated can get the vaccine free through the Westchester County Health Department. Call 914-995-5800 for an appointment.

Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD urged parents of unvaccinated children to make it a priority for their children to receive the MMR vaccine, which covers measles, mumps and rubella.  

Amler said: “With the increasing number of measles cases in our surrounding area, I strongly urge all parents who have not vaccinated their children againstmeasles to reconsider. Measles is highly contagious, and nine out of 10 people who are not immune and are exposed to measles will become infected. People can spread measles before they even know they are sick. People without immunity can catch measles just by being in a room for up to two hours after a person with measles has left. Measles can be a serious infection which can result in pneumonia, swelling of the brain, hearing loss and death.”

Measles is a viral disease that starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Measles is highly contagious and is spread from person to person by coughing or sneezing. Measles infection can be serious and more severe in young infants, pregnant women and people with a weak immune system. People are at risk for getting sick up to 21 days after being exposed.

Individuals are considered protected or immune to measles if they were born before 1957, have received two doses of measles-containing vaccine or have had a lab test confirming immunity.

Anyone who believes they may have been exposed should contact their healthcare provider.





kerry@ducey.org (Westchester County Health Department.) Public safety Sun, 14 Apr 2019 08:04:00 -0400
Let's Not Be Still! 5K Run/Walk for Pregnancy/Infant Loss in South Salem on May 18 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1879-let-s-not-be-still-5k-run-walk-for-pregnancy-infant-loss1879-let-s-not-be-still-5k-run-walk-for-pregnancy-infant-loss https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1879-let-s-not-be-still-5k-run-walk-for-pregnancy-infant-loss1879-let-s-not-be-still-5k-run-walk-for-pregnancy-infant-loss


Have you or someone you love been touched by miscarriage, stillbirth, or other forms of pregnancy/infant loss? Join us for the Let's Not Be Still! Festival with 5K & Walk on Saturday, May 18th 2019 at Meadow Pond Elementary School in South Salem, NY.

  • 5K Run & Walk at 9:00 am - Stroller-friendly!
  • Cost: Adults $40, Youth (4-12) $20, 3 & Under FREE*

(*If you wish to receive a t-shirt/onesie for a child 3 or under, please register as Youth for $20)

  • Registration & More Info here

Can't make the event? Register as a Virtual Participant and we'll mail you a shirt!

Last year this upbeat, family-friendly event raised over $150,000 for stillbirth research and education while honoring all babies amongst the stars!  Proceeds will benefit grassroots programs in our area and cutting-edge research nationwide.  Because every pregnancy deserves a happy ending!

Did you know that in the US, each year 26,000 babies – 71 per day – are stillborn? That's 10 times more than the number of SIDS deaths, and 1 in 160 pregnancies! More than half of these babies are at a viable gestational age and could have been saved, if we only knew how to recognize that they were in trouble.

All money raised for this event will be donated directly to Star Legacy Foundation (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) for use in projects in the NY Metro area and nationally to promote education & awareness in the medical community, provide outreach to hospitals, & support families who lose a baby.

Hosted by the Star Legacy Foundation NY Metro Chapter


For further information, click here. 


kerry@ducey.org (Star Legacy NY Metro Chapter) Events Sat, 13 Apr 2019 13:12:37 -0400
Harvey’s Iconic Rink to Celebrate 50th Anniversary, Fun Events Planned this Weekend! https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/places/1876-harvey-s-iconic-rink-to-celebrate-50th-anniversary-fun-events-planned-this-weekend1876-harvey-s-iconic-rink-to-celebrate-50th-anniversary-fun-events-planned-this-weekend https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/places/1876-harvey-s-iconic-rink-to-celebrate-50th-anniversary-fun-events-planned-this-weekend1876-harvey-s-iconic-rink-to-celebrate-50th-anniversary-fun-events-planned-this-weekend

The Maxwell Evarts Memorial Rink, a major community hub and an iconic Northern Westchester landmark on Route 22 in Katonah, celebrates its 50th anniversary April 13-14 with a fun-filled, weekend-long slate of activities for both local families and former and current patrons of the facility located on the campus of The Harvey School.

Opened in 1969, Evarts Rink is the home of the Cavaliers, Harvey’s interscholastic hockey team, the Rippowam-Cisqua School skating program, the Bedford Bears adult and youth hockey programs, and the Hickory Hill Figure Skating Club.

Over the years, Evarts has been the rink where thousands of local residents first learned to skate as children, where many were introduced to figure skating, and where aspiring professional hockey players and Olympic hopefuls honed their skills to fulfill big dreams of becoming stars on skates. Seen at Evarts through the years were such luminaries as Olympic gold medalist skaters Dorothy Hamil and Katarina Witt and National Hockey League greats Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr, and  Phil Esposito, along with former New York Rangers Don and Dave Maloney who used Harvey’s rink for their youth hockey camp for many years.

Responding to the area’s growing interest in both hockey and figure skating in the late 1960s, Maxwell Evarts spearheaded a group of community-minded individuals associated with Rippowam School and the Bedford Bears to undertake a joint effort for construction of the only indoor ice rink in Westchester north of White Plains. Working with Harvey officials. Evarts and the group found a suitable location on what is now part of the school’s Jay Street (Route 22) 125- acre campus.

With the completion of the project in 1969, the dream became a reality for all those who had sought to provide the surrounding community with an indoor ice rink. The Bedford Bears left their 30-plus year outdoor home at Whites Pond in Bedford Hills and moved indoors to Evarts, aspiring figure skaters enjoyed a year-round practice facility, and Harvey’s hockey teams had a state-of-the-art rink to host their interscholastic games, no longer relying on a small campus pond to freeze enough to provide an icy surface for hockey activities.

The two-day 50th Anniversary Celebration at Evarts will feature quite a lineup of events:

Saturday, April 13:

Skate into Spring with Hickory Hill Skating Club

  9–9:45 a.m. -           Family Skate- children 7 and under WITH parents on the ice

10–10:45 a.m. -         Children’s Skate for children 8 and above, includes games and activities.

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. -  Skyliners Synchronized Skating Team performs

1:15 –2:45 p.m. -       Bedford Bears Youth Clinic and Skate

Register in advance for either at harveyschool.org/rink50

2 p.m.-6 p.m.-           VIP Reception on 2nd floor of rink.

Catch up and reminisce with coaches (past and present), hockey directors, former rink staff and longtime rink patrons.

3-7 p.m. Hockey Round Robin: low-key, fun “shinny” event. Teams must register in advance. Come and watch the fun.

Sunday, April 14

Dance into Spring

 9:30-11:30 a.m. –     Hickory Hill FSC ‘60s Ice Dance Session

Join HHFSC to skate to the tunes of the 1960s and experience ice dance as a way to improve skating and have fun on the ice.                      

Register in advance at harveyschool.org/rink50

11:45 a.m. –               Two-hour “Try Hockey for Free” clinic (Equipment provided)

1:45 p.m.                    Register at harveyschool.org/THFF 

2:30 p.m.                    Bedford Bears versus Harvey alumni hockey game

For more information, call the rink office, 914-232-3618, during regular business hours. 

kerry@ducey.org (The Harvey School) Places Thu, 11 Apr 2019 09:40:26 -0400
Ridgefield Academy Student Receives Runner Up in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Program https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1881-ridgefield-academy-student-receives-runner-up-in-the-young-entrepreneurs-academy-program1881-ridgefield-academy-student-receives-runner-up-in-the-young-entrepreneurs-academy-program https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1881-ridgefield-academy-student-receives-runner-up-in-the-young-entrepreneurs-academy-program1881-ridgefield-academy-student-receives-runner-up-in-the-young-entrepreneurs-academy-program

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) provides local middle and high school students opportunities to become confident entrepreneurs. During the year-long program, students develop business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch investors, and eventually launch their very own companies.

Sam Young is in Grade 6 at Ridgefield Academy and not only did he receive funding for his business idea, he was runner up in the program!

Sam was interested in developing a product that helps with managing mental health. His idea was inspired by the weighted blanket concept providing deeper sleep, stress relief, reduced anxiety, and increased focus. In doing research, Sam found that he needed to come up with something that was easier to carry around or perhaps wear…and boom, RestVest was born.

RestVest is a regular puffy vest filled with micro glass beads. The weight of the beads provides enough pressure on your shoulders and back to alleviate anxiety and stress, allowing the wearer to focus and stay calm. Sam says, “When you put it on, it feels like you are getting one big hug!”

The target market for this product is individuals aged 13-55. For every vest sold, 5% of the proceeds will be donated to charities for children with autism. Sam already has a manufacturer for the RestVest as well as prototypes and hopes to sell it in retail stores such as Walmart and Target. He would also like to see his product in local businesses and therapist offices as well. In addition to a fabulous marketing campaign utilizing Google Ads and social media, Sam is working on a deal with the Home Shopping Network.

When asked about his experience with YEA, Sam couldn’t have been more enthusiastic, saying, “YEA taught me so much about entrepreneurship and how to run my own business. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to take their idea a step further than the lemonade stand. It was an amazing experience!"


kerry@ducey.org (Ashley Moran) Neighbors Thu, 11 Apr 2019 07:21:16 -0400
Battle of the Chefs is Back with Dueling Duos on June 2 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1880-battle-of-the-chefs-is-back-with-dueling-duos-on-june-2-15549246261880-battle-of-the-chefs-is-back-with-dueling-duos-on-june-2-1554924626 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1880-battle-of-the-chefs-is-back-with-dueling-duos-on-june-2-15549246261880-battle-of-the-chefs-is-back-with-dueling-duos-on-june-2-1554924626

Today, Founders Hall announced the return of Battle of Chefs, their marquee culinary event held annually in June. Now in its 7th year, the event will take place on Sunday, June 2 from 4 – 7 PM at Founders Hall. The format of this year’s event will be a first of its kind: six chefs who’ve competed at the event in the past have been paired up in a random drawing. The dueling duos will compete in a fast-paced cooking showdown.  

Purchase your tickets HERE.

The six local area chefs have been selected:

Jehan de Noüe, JSN Catering/Albano Appliance    

Sal Bagliavio, Bailey’s Backyard  

Bernard Bouïssou, Bernard’s of Ridgefield

Sarah Bouïssou, Sarah’s Wine Bar                 

Frank Bonnaudet, Sucre Sale      

Art Michaelsen, Bartolo

And.. the teams:

  • Jehan de Noüe, JSN Catering/Albano and Sarah Bouïssou, Sarah’s Wine Bar          
  • Sal Bagliavio, Bailey’s Backyard and Frank Bonnaudet, Sucre Sale              
  • Bernard Bouïssou, Bernard’s of Ridgefield and Art Michaelsen, Bartolo

The event has been described as a cross between Food Network’s Chopped and Bravo’s Top Chef. There are three phases to the Battle: appetizer, entrée, and dessert.  There will be a panel of three expert judges:

  •          Brendan Walsh, Dean from The Culinary Institute of America
  •          Amy Kundrat, CT Bites
  •          Erik Ofgang, Author and Senior Writer, Connecticut Magazine

Here’s how the Battle works:

Appetizer: Each duo will prepare an appetizer that must incorporate a required ingredient. Guests will be focused on tasting each appetizer and will then vote for their favorite.  The judges will also taste the appetizers and select their favorite. This portion takes place inside and will feature tasting stations and passed appetizers.

Entrée: Next, we move outdoors. During this phase, the chef teams will be cooking al fresco in individual outdoor kitchens while guests watch all the action!  Each duo will be given a basket of four secret ingredients and will have 60 minutes to complete a cohesive entrée featuring all four ingredients. The will also have access to a well-stocked fridge and pantry.  Completed entrees will be presented to the judges.

Dessert: Last, guests will move back indoors to enjoy desserts prepared by the chef teams.

Judging: Over dessert and refreshments, guests will hear comments from the panel of judges and the results will be announced. A total of 80 points can awarded to each team in the categories of taste, presentation and the use of the secret ingredients. One third of the final scores comes from the appetizer round and two thirds from the entrée round.  

Throughout the event, guests will have access to an open bar and will be served a plethora of passed savory and sweet eats – many of which include the secret ingredients from both the appetizer and entrée rounds of the competition. Local vendors will be offering food/drink samples to guests and there will be live music for all to enjoy.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Founders Hall, a donor-supported education and recreation center for people age 60+. The event is being sponsored by Fairfield County Bank and The Chefs Warehouse. Media Partners include HamletHub and Edible Nutmeg.

To learn more and to order tickets, please click HERE.

ABOUT FOUNDERS HALL: Founders Hall, a donor-supported education and recreation center for people age 60 and older, is located at 193 Danbury Road. For more information, call 203.431.7000, email Founderhall@founders-hall.org or visit founders-hall.org. 

*Image courtesy Michele Williams Photographer

kerry@ducey.org (Michelle McQueen) Neighbors Wed, 10 Apr 2019 11:30:26 -0400
An Evening With Comedy Legend Robert Klein at Bedford Playhouse on April 18 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1878-an-evening-with-comedy-legend-robert-klein1878-an-evening-with-comedy-legend-robert-klein https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1878-an-evening-with-comedy-legend-robert-klein1878-an-evening-with-comedy-legend-robert-klein

An Evening with Comedy Legend Robert Klein (7pm show, 8:30 reception) on Thursday, April 18 at Bedford Playhouse

Robert Klein, twice-nominated for a Grammy for Best Comedy Album of the Year for his albums Child of the Fifties and Mind Over Matter, brings his relevant, bitingly intelligent and edgy humor to the Playhouse stage, along with some very entertaining musical parodies.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of jokes, songs, and stories with a legend!

7pm – Show

8:30pm – Reception

Tickets include cocktail reception following the show. 

Click here to purchase tickets online

Bedford Playhouse is located at 633 Old Post Rd. Bedford, NY

kerry@ducey.org (Bedford Playhouse) Events Wed, 10 Apr 2019 06:32:00 -0400
What You Should Know About College Planning at Lewisboro Library on Tuesday, April 23 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1868-what-you-should-know-about-college-planning1868-what-you-should-know-about-college-planning https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1868-what-you-should-know-about-college-planning1868-what-you-should-know-about-college-planning

What You Should Know About College Planning at Lewisboro Library on Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 pm

IECA Professional Consultant Alan Sheptin discusses the current college admission climate, observable trends, and how to start creating a college plan. For sophomore and junior families.

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

lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Lewisboro Library) Events Tue, 09 Apr 2019 14:21:07 -0400
Harvey to Host Bestselling Author, Andre Dubus III https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1875-harvey-to-host-bestselling-author-andre-dubus-iii1875-harvey-to-host-bestselling-author-andre-dubus-iii https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1875-harvey-to-host-bestselling-author-andre-dubus-iii1875-harvey-to-host-bestselling-author-andre-dubus-iii

Harvey to Host Bestselling Author

The next installment of the community outreach program, Harvey Presents, welcomes The New York Times bestselling American novelist and short story writer and Oprah Book Club pick Andre Dubus III, Thursday, April 11, at The Harvey School’s Walker Center for the Arts.

Dubus, who grew up in a poverty-stricken New England mill town in the Merrimack River Valley along the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border, is the author of seven books, including the Times’ best-sellers, “House of Sand and Fog,” “The Garden of Last Days,” and “Townie,” the writer’s memoir.  “House of Sand and Fog” was made into a 2003 film that garnered three Academy Award nominations, including one for Ben Kingsley for Best Actor. The writer’s 2013 novella collection, “Dirty Love,” was both a New York Times “Notable Book” selection and an “Editors’ Choice,” as well as a Kirkus Reviews “Starred Best Book of 2013.”

Dubus’ latest novel, “Gone So Long,” published in the fall of 2018, has received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Library Journal and has been named on many “Best Books” lists, including selection for The Boston Globe’s “Twenty Best Books of 2018” and “The Best Books of 2018,” “Top 100” Amazon. His books are published in more than 25 languages. Dubus currently serves as a full-time member of the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Harvey Presents: Andre Dubus III will feature a presentation by the author who will share the compelling story of his breaking free of destructive bonds, allowing him to fulfill a life beyond even his own wildest dreams. The evening will also include an audience Q/A, and offer a meet and greet at the conclusion of the event. “Gone So Long” and “Townie” will be available for purchase.

The event will start at 7 p.m. in the Walker Center’s Lasdon Theater. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets for the event, visit https://www.harveyschool.org/arts/harvey-presents/andredubus

kerry@ducey.org (The Harvey School) Events Tue, 09 Apr 2019 09:36:09 -0400
The Kennedys in Concert at Lewisboro Library on April 26 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1873-the-kennedys-in-concert-at-te-lewisboro-library1873-the-kennedys-in-concert-at-te-lewisboro-library https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1873-the-kennedys-in-concert-at-te-lewisboro-library1873-the-kennedys-in-concert-at-te-lewisboro-library

The Lewisboro Library kicks off its 2019 Nightclub Concert series by welcoming “The Kennedys” in their first appearance on the Library stage on Friday, April 26!

Folk-rock performers Pete and Maura Kennedy have released over 14 albums together and are known nationwide as the hosts of the late lamented Dharma Café program on Sirius Satellite Radio.

Reserved concert seats must be purchased at the Library or online via the Library website – www.lewisborolibrary.org/adult.htm. Seating is $45 per person for table seats and $30 per person for general seats. Wine, beer and dessert are included. The concert begins at 8 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm.

lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Liz Gabriele) Events Mon, 08 Apr 2019 14:19:52 -0400
Demystifying Medicare & Healthcare Coverage for Seniors https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1854-demystifying-medicare-healthcare-coverage-for-seniors-15536320721854-demystifying-medicare-healthcare-coverage-for-seniors-1553632072 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1854-demystifying-medicare-healthcare-coverage-for-seniors-15536320721854-demystifying-medicare-healthcare-coverage-for-seniors-1553632072

Demystifying Medicare & Healthcare Coverage for Seniors at Lewisboro Library on Saturday, April 13, 10:15 am – 1:00 pm

All your Medicare questions answered in one place! This interactive presentation is to help those who already have Medicare, as well as people soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions.

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

lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Lewisboro Library) Events Thu, 04 Apr 2019 12:27:46 -0400
RVNA is Growing and Hiring! https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1874-rvna-is-growing-and-hiring1874-rvna-is-growing-and-hiring https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1874-rvna-is-growing-and-hiring1874-rvna-is-growing-and-hiring

As RVNA patients spread the word on our care and quality, and as RVNA services grow and expand, our team is growing too!  

RVNA, based in Ridgefield and serving towns across Connecticut, recently introduced Hospice services and we are hiring for several clinical positions including a Hospice Clinical Supervisor, for the day-to-day operational oversight and management of the team, as well as several other positions.  To learn more about RVNA and the services we offer, visit ridgefieldvna.org/employment/ . A seven-time Top Workplace Award Winner, RVNA was founded in 1914 and is dedicated to providing superior care to individuals and communities.  Apply today at ridgefieldvna.org/employment/.

kerry@ducey.org (RVNA ) Neighbors Thu, 04 Apr 2019 06:14:26 -0400
Merit Based Turner Scholarship Program at Ridgefield Academy Offers $10,000 Award https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/charities/1859-merit-based-turner-scholarship-program-at-ridgefield-academy-offers-10-000-award1859-merit-based-turner-scholarship-program-at-ridgefield-academy-offers-10-000-award https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/charities/1859-merit-based-turner-scholarship-program-at-ridgefield-academy-offers-10-000-award1859-merit-based-turner-scholarship-program-at-ridgefield-academy-offers-10-000-award

Did you know that Ridgefield Academy offers scholarships as part of the Turner Scholarship Program? This initiative is aimed at attracting new and outstanding candidates to RA while honoring the contributions of RA’s founding chairman, Howard Turner. 

Ridgefield Academy was founded on the idea that students should develop not only their intellect but their character, as well; the Turner Scholarship reflects Mr. Turner’s decades of service to Ridgefield Academy children, committing his efforts to academic innovation and inspiration, personal growth and development.

The Ridgefield Academy Turner Scholarship program is a merit-based scholarship awarded annually to a limited number of qualifying new students entering Middle School (Grades 5 and 6). Each $10,000 award is intended for new students seeking academic challenge and a wide range of opportunities both in and out of the classroom.

Candidates for the Ridgefield Academy Turner Scholarship are dedicated students who demonstrate academic achievement, currently, participate in activities outside of the classroom and show evidence of good character and citizenship. A candidate should also demonstrate potential to contribute to Ridgefield Academy’s artistic, athletic and service learning programs.

Learn more about the Turner Scholarship Program and apply here.

Learn more about Ridgefield Academy by visiting the school online here.
Ridgefield Academy invites you to "Take A Look Tuesday" on April 16 from 9am to noon. Learn more here.
kerry@ducey.org (RA) Charities Thu, 04 Apr 2019 03:46:09 -0400