Lewisboro's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:06:05 -0400 HamletHub.com Lewisboro Library Inviters Preschoolers to Have Fun With Fizzy Paint https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1638-fun-with-fizzy-paint1638-fun-with-fizzy-paint https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1638-fun-with-fizzy-paint1638-fun-with-fizzy-paint

FUN WITH FIZZY PAINT   

Friday, September 21, 1:00 pm 

Preschoolers. We'll have a snack, read a book then paint beautiful pictures - and then wait for them to erupt!

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

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lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Lewisboro Library) Events Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:40:31 -0400
I Am Ok! Self Esteem Workshop https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1634-i-am-ok-self-esteem-workshop1634-i-am-ok-self-esteem-workshop https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1634-i-am-ok-self-esteem-workshop1634-i-am-ok-self-esteem-workshop

The  Women's Center Presents a 7-week self-esteem and anxiety management workshop beginning Monday, September 24, 2018.  The workshop will run from 6:30pm-8:00pm and will cover topics including the dynamics of self-esteem, affecting positive change, stress triggers and coping with anxiety.  I Am Ok! is free and open to the public and will take place at the Women's Center's 2 West Street location in Danbury.  Registration is required.  Please call (203) 731.5200, x203 or contact Felicia at felicia.p@wcogd.org for more information or to register.

We are a non-profit organization with a vision to end the violence against women, men and children, to foster equality and empowerment for all. We serve the needs of individuals and families in the Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield county communities of Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sherman, and Washington. We provide prevention, crisis intervention, and support services with regard to domestic violence, sexual assault, and other major life transitions. Our free and confidential services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We're here to talk about it.

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elizabeth.i@wcogd.org (The Women's Center of Greater Danbury) Neighbors Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:39:39 -0400
Lewisboro Library Book Group Meets on September 26 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1649-lewisboro-library-book-group-15372838801649-lewisboro-library-book-group-1537283880 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1649-lewisboro-library-book-group-15372838801649-lewisboro-library-book-group-1537283880

Lewisboro Library Book Group on Wednesday, September 26, 7:30 p.m.

The book selection for September 26 is Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward. New members are always welcome in this adult, co-ed book group. For more information contact Myrna or Steve Shomstein at 533-2550.

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

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lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Lewisboro Library) Events Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:38:52 -0400
Annual Lewisboro Library Fair https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1630-annual-lewisboro-library-fair1630-annual-lewisboro-library-fair https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1630-annual-lewisboro-library-fair1630-annual-lewisboro-library-fair

Annual Lewisboro Library Fair is Saturday, September 22

The 58th annual Lewisboro Library Fair will be held rain or shine, on Saturday, September 22 from 10 am to 4 pm at Onatru Farm Town Park (99 Elmwood Road in South Salem). The Fair features huge Book, “Attic Treasures” and Toy sales, food, music, vintage cars, a revamped games area, a Gnome Scavenger Hunt and local vendors. The Book, Toy and Sporting Equipment Pre-Sale is Thursday, September 20 from 5 to 9 pm. Admission is free for Lewisboro residents; there is a $20 admission fee for non-residents. The Book Pre-Sale continues Friday, September 21 from 9 am to 5 pm, with free admission for all. There will be an After-Sale of bargains on Sunday, September 23 from 10 am to 2 pm.

 The Fair’s car show, or Concours d’Elegance, will showcase a wide range of vehicles from show cars to weekend cruisers. The first 40 registrants receive dash plates, and all cars are roped off. THERE IS NO ENTRANCE FEE, but space is limited. To register contact Dean at ssalemconcours@optimum.net or 914-763-5402. Plaques are awarded in several categories courtesy of the sponsor. The Trustee’s Booth will have a mini silent auction of items donated by local businesses.

An array of food is available for lunch, as well as homemade baked goods at the Bake Sale Tent. Donations of baked goods are needed, and can be dropped off at the Bake Sale Tent any time after 10 am on Fair Day. The theme for this year's "Battle of the Bakers" is autumn pies. So dig up your favorite family recipe and join the battle - anything that doesn't have to be refrigerated! Entries should be brought to the Bake Sale Tent by noon on Fair Day. Judging is at 2:00 pm. Please visit the Library Fair page on the Library website to pre-register – www.lewisborolibrary.org.

The Fair’s “Vendor Alley” has a variety of unique items for the serious shopper, from vendors like Ani Nyitray Designs, LuLaRoe, Ruby Ribbon, Sparkle Dots and Taspen’s Organics. Don’t forget to visit the community booths as well, to find out about all the services available in Lewisboro.

For more information call 914-875-9004 or visit www.lewisborolibrary.org.

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lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Lewisboro Library) Events Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:50:00 -0400
Insider's Guide to Ridgefield Wine Week https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1637-insider-s-guide-to-ridgefield-wine-week1637-insider-s-guide-to-ridgefield-wine-week https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1637-insider-s-guide-to-ridgefield-wine-week1637-insider-s-guide-to-ridgefield-wine-week

Ridgefield Wine Week is HERE! Below is your Insider's Guide featuring Restaurant and Wine Stores holding tastings, wine dinners, and special events.

Don't forget: the grand finale of Ridgefield Wine Week is the SUNSET WINE PARTY on Sunday, September 23 at the Lounsbury House from 6 to 10 pm presented by Ancona's Wines & Liquors, catered by Gallo. Purchase tickets HERE! The proceeds from the party will benefit 2 amazing local non-profits: The Ridgefield Playhouse & RIFF (Ridgefield Independent Film Festival)!

Cheers!

Restaurants

TUESDAY 9/18  WINE FLIGHTS + APPETIZERS - 4 PM LUNA ROSSA Featuring 3 whites or 3 reds, 3oz pours each, for $18 + paired appetizers. Reservations: 203 344 7838

BAILEY’S BACKYARD RWW PROMO - All wines including by the glass, bottles and featured wines will be offered at HALF PRICE all day, all night. Reservations: 203 431 0796

WEDNESDAY 9/19  WINE FLIGHTS + APPETIZERS - 4PM LUNA ROSSA Featuring 3 whites or 3 reds, 3oz pours each, for $18 + paired appetizers. Reservations: 203 344 7838

WINE HAPPY HOUR - 5PM - 6PM - TERRASOLE RISTORANTE Featuring Organic wines from owner Pietro’s hometown Puglia, Italy Reservations: 203 438 5352

END OF SUMMER WINE TASTING - 6PM GALLO RISTORANTE Featuring wines from Frescobaldi Estates. Reservations: 203 431 7726

BAILEY’S BACKYARD RWW PROMO - All wines including by the glass, bottles and featured wines will be offered at HALF PRICE all day, all night. Reservations: 203 431 0796

THURSDAY 9/20 WINE FLIGHTS + APPETIZERS - 4 PM LUNA ROSSA Featuring 3 whites or 3 reds, 3oz pours each, for $18 + paired appetizers. Reservations: 203 344 7838

HAPPY WINE HOUR IN THE GARDEN - 5PM - 7PM SARAH’S WINE BAR with 109 WINE AND CHEESE Reservations: 203 438 8282 Featuring Special Wine Pours 3 oz - $6 / 6 oz - $12 Appetizers Specials & Music!

AUGUST RAIN SPANISH WINE DINNER - 6.30 PM BAILEY’S BACKYARD with CELLAR XV Reservations: 203 431 0796

BAILEY’S BACKYARD RWW PROMO - All wines including by the glass, bottles and featured wines will be offered at HALF PRICE all day, all night. Reservations: 203 431 0796

FRIDAY 9/21 WINE FLIGHTS + APPETIZERS - 4 PM LUNA ROSSA Featuring 3 whites or 3 reds, 3oz pours each, for $18 + paired appetizers. Reservations: 203 344 7838

BAILEY’S BACKYARD RWW PROMO - All wines including by the glass, bottles and featured wines will be offered at HALF PRICE all day, all night. Reservations: 203 431 0796

SATURDAY 9/22 WINE FLIGHTS + APPETIZERS - 4 PM LUNA ROSSA Featuring 3 whites or 3 reds, 3oz pours each, for $18 + paired appetizers. Reservations: 203 344 7838

SUNDAY 9/23 SUNSET WINE PARTY at the Lounsbury House from 6 to 10 pm presented by Ancona's Wines & Liquors, catered by Gallo and sponsored by TownVibe, HamletHub and Nature's Cut. Purchase tickets HERE!


Wine Stores

TUESDAY 9/18 SPECIAL WINE TASTING - 12 - 8pm CHEERS RIDGEFIELD Featuring red, white and rose wines, tasting & pairing notes, cheese and crackers to clean the palette. FREE ADMISSION.

WORLD WINE TASTING - 5 - 7PM VILLAGE WINES Featuring ALBIN WEBER FROM WORLDWIDE WINES PRESENTING WINES FROM ARGENTINA ROTHSCHILD/ CATENA

WEDNESDAY 9/19 SPECIAL WINE TASTING - 12 - 8pm CHEERS RIDGEFIELD Featuring red, white and rose wines, tasting & pairing notes, cheese and crackers to clean the palette.

WORLD WINE TASTING - 5 - 7PM VILLAGE WINES Featuring COLLEEN QUINN FROM CONNECTICUT DISTRIBUTORS

THURSDAY 9/20 SPECIAL WINE TASTING - 12 - 8pm CHEERS RIDGEFIELD Featuring red, white and rose wines, tasting & pairing notes, cheese and crackers to clean the palette.

WORLD WINE TASTING - 6 - 8PM VILLAGE WINES Featuring MIKE KISNER FROM EDER BROTHERS

RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE BOBBY MCFERRIN & GIMME 5 SHOW - SPECIAL ITALIAN WINE TASTING BY PERA WINES - 7.15PM LOBBY Tickets: www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org/bobby-mcferrincirclesongs/

FRIDAY 9/21 WINE STORES SPECIAL WINE TASTING - 12 - 8pm CHEERS RIDGEFIELD Featuring red, white and rose wines, tasting & pairing notes, cheese and crackers to clean the palette.

WINE TASTING - 2 - 7.30PM CELLAR XV WINE MARKET Featuring specialty wines WORLD WINE TASTING - 5 - 7PM VILLAGE WINES Featuring GENE CERIELLO FROM LATITUDE (90+ Wines)

SATURDAY 9/22 WINE STORES SPECIAL WINE TASTING - 12 - 8pm CHEERS RIDGEFIELD Featuring red, white and rose wines, tasting & pairing notes, cheese and crackers to clean the palette.

WINE TASTING - 2 - 7.30PM CELLAR XV WINE MARKET Featuring specialty wines

WORLD WINE TASTING - 5 - 7PM VILLAGE WINES Featuring BRUNO RECOUVREUR FROM HIGHLAND IMPORTS

SUNDAY 9/23 SUNSET WINE PARTY at the Lounsbury House from 6 to 10 pm presented by Ancona's Wines & Liquors, catered by Gallo and sponsored by TownVibe, HamletHub and Nature's Cut. Purchase tickets HERE!

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Tue, 18 Sep 2018 04:59:55 -0400
Ridgefield Academy Welcomes Back Westchester Residents for Its 45th Year! https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1633-ridgefield-academy-welcomes-back-patriots-including-wilton-resident-andrew-seeberger1633-ridgefield-academy-welcomes-back-patriots-including-wilton-resident-andrew-seeberger https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1633-ridgefield-academy-welcomes-back-patriots-including-wilton-resident-andrew-seeberger1633-ridgefield-academy-welcomes-back-patriots-including-wilton-resident-andrew-seeberger

Ridgefield Academy Welcomes Back Patriots for Its 45th School Year Including Sarah Bongiorno, Jack Goble, Charles Goggin, Bryce Heaton, Tommy Heaton, Charlotte Henrich, Helena Ladah, and Dylan Schwartz of Westchester

Upper School students led the welcome cheer as students arrived on the RA campus last Tuesday, September 4 for the start of the 2018-19 school year. Over 530 students comprise Landmark Preschool and Ridgefield Academy across four campuses, with 50 new faces at the Ridgefield campus alone.

One of those new faces is Head of School Tom Main, who joined RA from The King School in Stamford, CT, Tom brings a wealth of experience and leadership as both an educator and administrator. Signifying the beginning of one's journey at RA, Tom joined all new students and five new faculty and staff members in a longtime special RA tradition of ringing the school bell on the first day.

Ridgefield Academy is committed to academic excellence and values a forward-thinking curriculum. Students are not only engaged and inspired but are also challenged to think critically and creatively. This is accomplished in an environment that fosters kindness and community and encourages risk-taking and innovation.

Parents and children are invited to RA’s first Open House of the school year on Saturday, November 3, from 10am to noon at the Ridgefield Campus. S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) themed activities for prospective students and families will highlight the open house, and members of the RA faculty will be present to give tours and answer questions about RA’s curriculum and culture.  Please come see what we are all about!

Established in 1975, Ridgefield Academy is a Preschool – Grade 8 independent 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.

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kerry@ducey.org (Ashley Moran) Neighbors Tue, 11 Sep 2018 08:37:29 -0400
Senior Book Group at South Salem Firehouse on September 19 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1629-senior-book-group-at-south-salem-firehouse-15360861791629-senior-book-group-at-south-salem-firehouse-1536086179 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1629-senior-book-group-at-south-salem-firehouse-15360861791629-senior-book-group-at-south-salem-firehouse-1536086179

Senior Book Group at South Salem Firehouse on September 19 at 11 am

This book group meets during the Lewisboro Senior Adults meeting at the South Salem Firehouse on the third Wednesday (usually) of each month. The book selection for September 19 is Every Note Playedby Lisa Genova. The Library will provide copies of the book to all participants. Large print copies and CD audio books are also available upon request. All seniors are welcome to participate. Please contact the library if you need a copy of the book.

 

 

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lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Lewisboro Library) Events Mon, 10 Sep 2018 12:52:05 -0400
State Police in Troop K remove twenty-four impaired drivers from the roadway https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/publicsafety/1632-state-police-in-troop-k-remove-twenty-four-impaired-drivers-from-the-roadway1632-state-police-in-troop-k-remove-twenty-four-impaired-drivers-from-the-roadway https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/publicsafety/1632-state-police-in-troop-k-remove-twenty-four-impaired-drivers-from-the-roadway1632-state-police-in-troop-k-remove-twenty-four-impaired-drivers-from-the-roadway

State Police in Troop K remove twenty-four impaired drivers from the roadway during the weekend of September 8, 2018

On September 7, 2018, State Police from SP Brewster arrested Michele Drella, age 53, of Mount Kisco, NY, for DWI.  She was traveling on Interstate 684 in the town of Southeast, when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On September 7, 2018, State Police from SP Stormville arrested Ludovic Frebet, age 49, of New York, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on the Taconic State Parkway in the town of Lagrange, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On September 7, 2018, State Police from SP East Fishkill arrested Richard D. Rzasa, age 27, of Brookfield, CT, for DWAI Drugs and Alcohol, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree, both misdemeanors.  He was traveling on Interstate 84 in the town of Kent, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol and drugs, as well as in possession of approximately 3.2 grams of a substance believed to be Fentanyl.
 
On September 7, 2018, State Police from SP Rhinebeck arrested Judy S. Fein, age 71, of Rhinebeck, NY, for DWI.  She was traveling on State Route 308 in the village of Rhinebeck, when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On September 8, 2018, State Police from SP Dover Plains arrested John W. Higgins Jr., age 48, of Pawling, NY, for Aggravated DWI, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 1st degree, both class E felonies, and Operating a Vehicle without an Interlock Device, a class A misdemeanor.  He was traveling on Corbin Road in the village of Pawling, when he struck a curb.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, suspended due to a prior alcohol related offense, and required to use an ignition interlock device.  He was subsequently arrested.
 
On September 8, 2018, State Police from SP Cortlandt arrested Robin Garcia, age 32, of Croton-On-Hudson, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Oregon Road in the town of Cortlandt, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On September 8, 2018, State Police from SP Brewster arrested Nicole M. Greco, age 26, of Carmel, NY, for DWAI Drugs, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7thdegree, both misdemeanors.  She was traveling on State Route 22 in the town of Patterson, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by drugs, and in possession of approximately 1.9 grams of heroin.  She was subsequently arrested.
 
On September 8, 2018, State Police from SP Somers arrested Dean R. Roberti, age 33, of Brewster, NY, for DWI and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 3rd degree, both misdemeanors.  He was traveling on State Router 202 in the town of Somers, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol with a suspended licensed, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On September 8, 2018, State Police from SP Somers arrested Raul H. Sada, age 33, of Carmel, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 6 in the town of Yorktown, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On September 8, 2018, State Police from SP Wappinger arrested Ramon Ocampo Bohorquez, age 39, of - Waterbury, CT, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 55 in the town of Lagrange, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On September 8, 2018, State Police from SP Wappinger arrested Alaina E. Latimore, age 28, of New Windsor, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Spring Road in the town of Poughkeepsie, when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On September 8, 2018, State Police from SP Somers arrested Christian M. Amoroso, age 24, of Yorktown, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 6 in the town of Somers, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On September 8, 2018, State Police from SP Brewster arrested Jose A. Villeda Ramirez, age 24, of Brewster, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Prospect Street in the village of Brewster, when he was involved in a motor vehicle crash.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On September 8, 2018, State Police from SP Rhinebeck arrested Christina M. Garrison, age 29, of Hyde Park, NY, for DWI.  She was traveling on State Route 9 in the town of Hyde Park, when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On September 8, 2018, State Police from SP Livingston arrested Susan B. Johnson, age 66, of Rhinebeck, NY, for DWI.  She was traveling on State Route 9 in the town of Rhinebeck, when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On September 8, 2018, State Police from SP Rhinebeck arrested Ashley L. Wheatly, age 35, of Poughkeepsie, NY, for DWI.  She was traveling on State Route 9 in the town of Poughkeepsie, when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On September 9, 2018, State Police from SP Somers arrested John M. Shallo, age 33, of Carmel, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Lovell Street in the town of Somers, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On September 9, 2018, State Police from SP Somers arrested Joshua M. Wagner, age 34, of North Castle, NY, for DWI.  He was found asleep behind the wheel off State Route 35 in the town of Somers, after being the subject of a 911 broadcast for an erratic vehicle.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On September 9, 2018, State Police from SP Brewster arrested Graham J. Lawson, age 30, of Patterson, NY, for Aggravated DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 22 in the town of Somers, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On September 9, 2018, State Police from SP Cortlandt arrested Denzel Marchese, age 27, of Cortlandt, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 9N in the town of Cortlandt, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On September 9, 2018, State Police from SP Stormville arrested Samuel R. Crowne, age 37, of Albany, NY, for DWAI Drugs and Alcohol.  He was traveling on the Taconic State Parkway in the town of East Fishkill, when he was involved in a motor vehicle crash.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by drugs and alcohol.  He was subsequently arrested. 

On September 9, 2018, State Police from SP Brewster arrested Celvin A. Miranda Roque, age 33, of Brewster, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Main Street in the village of Brewster, when he was involved in a motor vehicle crash.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On September 9, 2018, State Police from SP Livingston arrested Peter J. Gunthel, age 41, of North Salem, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 9H in the town of Claverack, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 
On September 9, 2018, State Police from SP Dover Plains arrested Valentin Figueroa Umana, age 27, of Dover, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Corbin Road in the village of Pawling, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.
 

 
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kerry@ducey.org (NYS Police) Public safety Mon, 10 Sep 2018 11:48:55 -0400
Pound Ridge Artist Donates Sculptures to Ives Concert Park https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1631-pound-ridge-artist-donates-sculptures-to-ives-concert-park1631-pound-ridge-artist-donates-sculptures-to-ives-concert-park https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1631-pound-ridge-artist-donates-sculptures-to-ives-concert-park1631-pound-ridge-artist-donates-sculptures-to-ives-concert-park

April Herbert, of Pound Ridge, New York, has led an interesting life and has found a way to pay it forward. Almost 40 years ago, at the age of 45, the mother of three saw a small advertisement in the New York Times promoting a four-day welding course at the Somerstown Gallery in Somers, New York. Herbert had always loved the arts, but had “never found my medium,” she said. When she mentioned the course to her husband, he told her that if she didn’t take it, he would take off from work and take it himself. So she did.

The course ran from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during a heatwave that year — around 1978 — and Herbert came home looking like a chimney sweep each day, she said. But she loved it and had finally found her medium. “I rented some welding equipment and began working in my backyard, where I promptly set my grass on fire.”

Looking back now, as she approaches the age of 85, Herbert laughs when recalling how a four-day course resulted in a prolific career as a sculptor.

“I saw a bumper sticker once that said ‘Welders Make the Greatest Lovers,’” Herbert recalled. “It’s because everyone is so helpful and nice. They generously share their techniques.”

That generosity apparently pays forward, because Herbert recently donated seven sculptures to Ives Concert Park on the Westside campus of Western Connecticut State University, many of which went on display to the public for the first time this weekend.

Herbert describes her sculptures — made primarily of oxyacetylene-welded steel that comes in 4x8 sheets, brazed metals and some found objects — as contemporary or anthropomorphic. “My pieces often look like nature or birds, but that wasn’t usually the intent,” she said. “I like my work to be open to free interpretation and ‘the eye of the beholder.’”

Born and raised in Manhattan, Herbert later moved to Mount Kisco and Pound Ridge, where once she began sculpting, she became a member of the Katonah Museum Artists Association, the National Association of Women Artists, the Pound Ridge Art Guild (which she served as president), the Stamford Art Association and Ridgefield Art Guild.

Her work has garnered numerous awards, including Third Place for Sculpture at the New Canaan “Spectrum” Show; First Prize for Sculpture from the Stamford Art Association; First Prize for Sculpture at the Bedford Art Show in Bedford, New York; Best in Show at the Ridgefield Art Guild Annual Juried Show; and the Amidar Award at the Silvermine Guild’s prestigious Art of the Northeast show.

Herbert estimates she’s created nearly 300 pieces in her career — 60 of which are in private collections and five of which were commissioned works.

She says she’s “hanging up the welding torch” to enjoy traveling and life in South Carolina, where her new medium is art photography based on nature, travel and manipulated images. Herbert already has won awards and sold several pieces of her new artistic endeavor, which is no surprise to those who know her.

“I’m thrilled at finding a nice home for some of my work,” Herbert said. “Ives Concert Park is so beautiful. I’m really excited that my pieces will be displayed there and wish I could be there to see it. In my dreams, this is the kind of place I’ve always wanted my sculptures to go to.”

For more information, contact Ives Concert Park at info@ivesconcertpark.com or (203) 837-9226.

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kerry@ducey.org (Sherri Hill) Neighbors Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:15:55 -0400
Ridgefield Wine Week Culminates with Sunset Wine Party https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1615-ridgefield-wine-week-culminates-with-sunset-wine-party1615-ridgefield-wine-week-culminates-with-sunset-wine-party https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1615-ridgefield-wine-week-culminates-with-sunset-wine-party1615-ridgefield-wine-week-culminates-with-sunset-wine-party

Ancona's is Lead Sponsor of First Annual Ridgefield Wine Week Benefiting RIFF & Playhouse

Ridgefield's First Annual Wine Week will kick off on Sunday, September 16 and culminates on Sunday, September 23 with a Sunset Wine Party at the Lounsbury House!

"Ancona's is honored and humbled to be a lead sponsor of the First Annual Ridgefield Wine Week," says Mitch Ancona, owner of Ancona's Wine & Liquors.

Attendees will be invited to taste over 80 wines carefully selected by Ancona's Wines & Liquors and sample decadent food pairings expertly crafted by Executive Chef Giuseppe Castellano from Gallo Ristorante. 

All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit both the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival and the Ridgefield Playhouse! 

Advance Ticket Sales HERE.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Wed, 29 Aug 2018 04:42:15 -0400
Lewisboro Library Donation Days https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1614-lewiboro-library-donation-days1614-lewiboro-library-donation-days https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1614-lewiboro-library-donation-days1614-lewiboro-library-donation-days

Donation Days: What we take, and the scoop on what is an "Attic Treasure"

Donations of books, toys and items for the Lewisboro Library Fair’s Attic Treasures Tag Sale will be accepted SATURDAYS August 25 and on September 8.

Donations can be dropped off at Onatru Farm from 10 am to noon on these days only (in boxes please). Onatru Farm is located at 99 Elmwood Road in South Salem. Please do not bring items to the Library - no storage space.

What You Need to Know about Library Fair Donation Days     
 
When do you collect items for the Library Fair?
Our steadfast Library volunteers have been collecting donations of gently used books, toys and items for the Fair's Attic Treasures Tag Sale on Saturdays in August. The last two donation days are August 25 and  September 8 (no collection Labor Day Weekend).
 
Where do I bring the items?
Donations can be dropped off at Onatru Farm from 10 am to noon on these days only. Onatru Farm is located at 99 Elmwood Road in South Salem. Please do not bring items to the Library - we have no storage space.
 
Do you take all Books?
Books must be in good condition (i.e. no mildew - mildew can spread to other books ). We do not take condensed books, text books, encyclopedias, small paperbacks or magazines.  
 
What kinds of Toys can I donate?
We are looking for games, dolls, dress-up clothes, action figures, complete puzzles, ride-on toys, playhouses. No stuffed animals.
 
What Kind of TREASURES are in Attic Treasures?
The Attic Treasures sale includes a variety of items.
We are seeking gently used furniture, bicycles, artwork, home decor, kitchen and sports equipment, pet carriers and small appliances. Items MUST be in working condition.  
     We do not accept videotapes, upholstered/oversize furniture, bedding, window treatments and accessories, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, mini refrigerators, computers and accessories, large appliances, downhill skis or exercise machines.
 
Below is a sample of Attic Treasure items that have come in so far this year:
DISHES - assorted sets, place-settings, servings pieces, Pyrex, Lennox, Pfaltzcraff , etc
FURNITURE - desks, curio cabinet, chairs, coffee & end tables, bureaus, etc
HOME DECOR - frames, lamps, pictures, vases, collectibles (Hummel)
SPORTS EQUIPMENT - golf clubs & practice net, LL Bean snow tube, snowboards, bikes, life jackets
PET SUPPLIES - dog crates & carriers
 
When is the Library Fair?
The Library Fair is Saturday, September 22 from 10 am to 4 pm at Onatru Farm.
 
How can I volunteer? 
We need volunteers for Donation Days, Pre-Sales and on Fair Day.  Please click HERE to volunteer.  Thank you!
 

 
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kerry@ducey.org (Lewisboro Library) Neighbors Fri, 24 Aug 2018 17:11:21 -0400
Farm-to-Table Market Recipe of the Week: Grilled Sausage with Summer Vegetables https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/life/1612-farm-to-table-market-recipe-of-the-week-grilled-sausage-with-summer-vegetables1612-farm-to-table-market-recipe-of-the-week-grilled-sausage-with-summer-vegetables https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/life/1612-farm-to-table-market-recipe-of-the-week-grilled-sausage-with-summer-vegetables1612-farm-to-table-market-recipe-of-the-week-grilled-sausage-with-summer-vegetables

Every week swing by the John Jay Homestead Farm Market manager’s table to check out our market ingredients box, get the recipe, shop and make a true farm-to-table dish at home!

Grilled Sausage with Summer Vegetables
TOTAL TIME: 60 minutes
SERVINGS: 12

Ingredients
3/4 cup chopped apples – Breezy Hill Orchards

1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

3 tbs. minced fresh ginger – Madura Farm

3 tablespoons water

3 garlic cloves, minced – Cabbage Hill Farm

Dash hot pepper sauce

4 medium sweet red peppers – Deep Roots Farm

1 medium eggplant – Madura Farms

3 small zucchini – Orchard Hill Organics Farm

2 small yellow summer squash – Madura Farm

12 Hot Italian Sausages – John Boy’s Farm

Directions

Place the first five ingredients in a blender; if desired, add pepper sauce. Cover and process until blended.

Cut peppers lengthwise in half; remove seeds. Cut eggplant lengthwise into 1/2-in.-thick slices. Cut zucchini and yellow squash lengthwise into quarters. Place all vegetables in a large bowl; drizzle with 1/2 cup of the sauce and toss to coat.

Place vegetables on a greased grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until tender and lightly charred, turning once. Cool slightly. Reduce grill temperature to medium-low heat.

Cut vegetables into bite-size pieces. Toss with additional 1/4 cup sauce; keep warm.

Grill sausages, covered, over medium-low heat 15-20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160° turning occasionally. Remove sausages from grill; toss with remaining sauce. Serve with vegetables.

John Jay Homestead
914.232.5651

marketmanager@johnjayhomestead.org
www.johnjayhomestead.org

The 2018 John Jay Homestead Farm Market will operate on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm through October 27. 

John Jay Homestead is located at 400 Jay Street (Route 22) in Katonah, NY 10536

 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (John Jay Homestead Farm Market) Life Fri, 24 Aug 2018 12:01:26 -0400
ACT of Connecticut Launches Youth Choir https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1613-act-of-connecticut-launches-youth-choir1613-act-of-connecticut-launches-youth-choir https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1613-act-of-connecticut-launches-youth-choir1613-act-of-connecticut-launches-youth-choir

ACT of Connecticut announces Youth Choir

ACT of CT is launching a Youth Choir for elementary-aged students in Grades 1-6, which will meet weekly on Monday afternoons, from 4:30pm to 6pm at Ridgefield Academy. 

 The Choir will provide young singers the opportunity to learn healthy singing techniques, music reading skills, and the art of singing in two- and three-part harmony, all while exploring choral repertoire of the highest quality.

The Choir will be led by Choral Director Deborah Penn (Preschool and Lower School Music Teacher at Ridgefield Academy). The Choir will perform two concerts: on Monday, December 10, 2018, and Monday, April 29, 2019 at the ACT of CT theatre. 

Tuition: $425/semester

Reserve your spot here.

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kerry@ducey.org (Act of Connecticut) Neighbors Thu, 23 Aug 2018 11:05:49 -0400
Longtime Lewisboro Resident Josephine C. Smith, 94, has Died https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1611-longtime-lewisboro-resident-josephine-c-smith-94-has-died1611-longtime-lewisboro-resident-josephine-c-smith-94-has-died https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1611-longtime-lewisboro-resident-josephine-c-smith-94-has-died1611-longtime-lewisboro-resident-josephine-c-smith-94-has-died

Josephine C. Smith, 94, of Port Charlotte, FL; a longtime resident of Lewisboro, NY, passed away on August 11, 2018. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph Smith, who passed in 2010.
 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:15 AM at St. Mary’s Church; 55 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield. Interment will follow in South Salem Cemetery; South Salem, NY. 
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kerry@ducey.org (Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home) Neighbors Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:08:33 -0400
It's Beatles Night at the Lewisboro Library on Saturday! https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/places/1610-it-s-beatles-night-at-the-lewisboro-library-on-saturday1610-it-s-beatles-night-at-the-lewisboro-library-on-saturday https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/places/1610-it-s-beatles-night-at-the-lewisboro-library-on-saturday1610-it-s-beatles-night-at-the-lewisboro-library-on-saturday

Nightclub@Lewisboro Library

BEATLES NIGHT on Saturday, August 18, 8:00 pm - Doors open at 7:30

Reserved Seats: $30/person 

This fun-filled event features Westchester's premiere band, "Sun Kings - A Beatles Tribute," who will perform the Fab Four's popular favorites. A Beatles Trivia Contest Quiz will be handed out at the beginning of the show, to be completed by intermission. Three winners will receive Beatles-related prizes.

Seats must be reserved in advance HERE or at the Library. Wine, beer and dessert are included.

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kerry@ducey.org (Lewisboro Library) Places Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:48:58 -0400