HEADLINES

Town of Lewisboro COVID Recovery: Support JJHS Class of 2020, Census, Active Cases

As of last night, the Office of the Lewisboro Supervisor reported 3 active cases and still 95 total cases.  "We are pleased to report positive feedback from this weekend’s successful re-opening of Preserves. Thank you for being responsible and we look forward to your continued support as we re-open more recreational facilities this weekend," said Peter H. Parsons, et al.

Please read below for up to date information regarding Lewisboro's recovery efforts.

FIRST THINGS FIRST:

On May 5th, Governor Cuomo’s office released a call to action (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/node/2871(link is external)).  This initiative called for residents to submit PSA videos about the importance of masks for New Yorkers.  Lewisboro resident, Steve Grskovic, father of three and volunteer coach to many, heeded the call by pulling together a team of Dads and creating the following live production commercial in only one week:  https://www.instagram.com/p/CAOPpOAAGEW/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link (link is external) The Governor’s Office will pick 5 submissions and the public will have an opportunity to vote on their favorite.  While we don’t know that this video will make the cut, we certainly found it impressive enough to share and hope it spreads the message.  Congrats and good luck to Steve and his team!

CENSUS:

“There’s now a 3-way tie at the top - Scarsdale, Croton and Ardsley - all at 75.5%. In all, we have 5 municipalities that have reached a response rate over 75%!”  -Norma Drummond

Not only are we not in the top 3, Lewisboro only has 72.6% and didn’t garner a mention and we’re now tied with Yorktown.  Now is the time to focus, Lewisboro.  If you have already filled out your census (https://2020census.gov/(link is external)) find one person who hasn’t and ask them kindly and repeatedly to do so, until they affirm verbally or in writing that they have, and then reward them with something they like.  Let’s have a big bump and be mention-worthy once again for Norma Drummond’s next census update (likely Thursday or Friday).

COUNTY UPDATE:

The County remains on “Pause” until May 28th.  The rate of new and active infections continues on a steadily decline and we look forward to continuing in that direction. 

Playland Amusement Park will be closed until at least mid-July, and Fireworks are cancelled for this year.  Despite the economic impact of this closure, County Executive Latimer has determined this course safest for moving forward.

To see today’s update in its entirety click here https://www.facebook.com/westchestergov/videos/853382835140722/(link is external)

SUPPORT JJHS CLASS OF 2020:

This is certainly no ordinary graduation year for our JJHS class of 2020.  In the absence of culminating events such as commencement speeches, a cap and gown ceremony, and the PROM parents from the KLSD community have developed an initiative to celebrate and encourage graduating seniors who wish to be acknowledged with gifts and messages of kindness from community members. 

This initiative is called ‘Adopt a Senior’ and the entire community is being called on to participate.  If you want to participate as a giver click here(link is external). If you are a graduating senior and wish to participate click here(link is external).

LOCAL SCHEDULE/CALENDAR:

The Pedestrian/Cyclist Advisory Committee:  5/19 8:00 PM
Planning Board Meeting:  5/19 7:00PM
Insite Wireless Public Hearing: 5/19 7:30PM
Mandia Public Hearing:  5/19 7:30PM
OSPAC:  5/20 7:00PM
Town Board:  5/26 7:30PM

A WORD FROM OUR DEPARTMENTS, AFFILIATES, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES:

The Dept of Parks & Rec:

We are pleased to announce that we are planning to re-open our tennis facilities this weekend and introducing our new online reservation system from Court Reserve www.courtreserve.com(link is external)  To obtain a tennis permit please visit www.lewisbororecreation.com(link is external)

LEWISBORO FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS: We could use your help to celebrate one of our very own!

On Sunday, May 31st, Lois Reynolds will be turning 101 years old. Lois was born and raised in Lewisboro and has been a resident in Cross River for most of her life.  She is still sharp and aging at home. Our Dept. is going to throw her a card party to help her celebrate during this pandemic.  We are kindly asking for town residents to gift her a birthday card. Our goal is 101 cards for her 101st birthday. You can send cards to Lois Reynolds, c/o Maureen Koehl (Town Historian) at 99 Elmwood Road, South Salem, NY 10590 or drop them off in the mail slot of the back door of the Parks and Recreation Department at the same address.

Maureen will deliver all the cards to Lois on her birthday.

PLEASE HELP US MAKE LOIS'S BIRTHDAY ONE FOR THE AGES!!! Thank you in advance of participating in this special town wide event.

The Lewisboro Library

Miss Anna is hosting a Pajama Storytime via the Library Facebook page on Wednesday, May 20 at 7 pm.  Get in your jammies, grab some milk and cookies and log onto https://www.facebook.com/lewisborolibrary/(link is external)

The Wolf Conservation Center:

As long as we are celebrating adoption in this communication, please let us remind you that while the Wolf Conservation Center in Lewisboro is closed to the public, it is still very much protecting and conserving wolves.  Consider adopting a wolf (https://nywolf.org/adopt-a-wolf/(link is external))

Local Emergency Services:

LPD/SSFD/GBFD/VISTAFD/LVAC/WEMS/OEM

The Golden’s Bridge Fire Department would like to congratulate former member Robert Hunt on his completion of 8.5 years of service and honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps. Rob successfully completed 2 tours of duty and 3 overseas deployments including Afghanistan and Syria. At the time of his discharge, Rob was assigned to the United States Marine Forces Special Operations Command and achieved the rank of E-5 Sergeant. Congratulations, and of course; Thank you for your service!!  https://www.facebook.com/goldensbridgefd/photos/a.1531031887135717/25987...(link is external)

NYS has a website to provide information and locations where you can obtain various COVID-19 testing https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-testing(link is external)

Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Potentially Associated with COVID-19 information can be found here https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/2020/han00432.asp(link is external)

HOME SWEET HOME

This week’s theme is “Be In Touch”.  We just want to hear from you.  Send us a picture, an inspiring quote, a nice note or a pick me up.  How are you staying in touch?  We will find a way to connect and display them all.  Please send submissions to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (link sends e-mail)'; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text12549); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and, if you want, you can cc:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (link sends e-mail)'; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text31933); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

VOTING UPDATE:

The chair of the Lewisboro Democratic Committee, Joan Becker, was prompt to reach out after last week’s communication to let residents know that there are only primary races for Democrats on June 23rd, 2020. Apparently, the Westchester County Board of Elections is receiving many calls from people of other affiliations, including Independent and Unaffiliated voters, who are unsure about this. 

 

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