Mountkisco's HamletHub Thu, 25 Apr 2019 20:17:18 -0400 Mt. Kisco Artist Rich Alexander Featured in All About Color Exhibit

When the group of eight artists came together to discuss the upcoming exhibition at Wilton Library, they decided that their collective works were “All About Color” and so was born the name of the exhibit opening on Friday, May 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The eight local artists exhibiting their colorful works are Sally Aldrich, Ridgefield; Rich Alexander, Mt. Kisco; Sharon Cavagnolo, Chappaqua; Hans Fischer, Ridgefield; Jennifer Moné Hill, Danbury; Nancy Moore, Ridgefield; Erin Nazzaro, Redding; and Kris Davenport Toohey, Westport. Whether the artists have embraced their passion from their early days, through their college lives, or more recently become immersed in the discipline, their works highlight a range of styles, subject matter and media choices that are bold and impressive.

Ed MacEwen, Wilton Library’s art chair noted, “I was fortunate to see this group of artists in an exhibition in Ridgefield last year and I was taken by their collective works. I thought they would be well-received by the Wilton community and their paintings would show very well in the gallery throughout the library.”

The artists come to their craft from a range of backgrounds:

Sally Aldrich studied Fine Arts at Connecticut College and taught art in Pleasantville, NY becoming the Art Department Chair for K-12, inspiring the students through Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, and Advanced Placement Studio Art. Since retiring almost 25 years ago, she intensified her study of pottery and sculpture. She continues to teach at her studio in Ridgefield. Sally served as president of the Katonah Museum Artists Association, writes its newsletter and works on the Hammond Museum’s exhibition committee. Her work is exhibited in galleries in New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Rich Alexander is a trained draftsman and owned and operated a sign company, hand lettering signs and trucks with letter enamels. He became a NYC fire fighter and during his 21-year career, he designed, built and painted dozens of firehouse tables and murals. In 2009, while designing the 9/11 Firefighter Memorial in Mt. Kisco, NY, he met illustrator Alan Reingold who encouraged Rich to attend Reingold’s portrait classes in Mt. Kisco and at Parsons School of Design in NYC. That led to Rich meeting fine artist Geoff Barbey who instructed Rich in oil painting. Barbey introduced Rich to landscape painter John Osborne who taught traditional painting at the Ridgewood Art Institute where Rich has been painting ever since.

Sharon Cavagnolo received her BFA in Painting and Illustration from Parsons School of Design in NYC and studied with Larry Rivers, Elaine de Kooning and Jane Wilson. Sharon did postgraduate work at Pratt Institute, New York University and Isabel O’Neil Studio. She has exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in Connecticut, Westchester and New York City.

Hans Fischer was born in Holland, raised in Harrington, NY, and currently lives in Ridgefield, CT where he maintains his studio. By his own admission, his budding career as a “fine artist” was sidetracked by the U.S. Army and the decade of The Sixties. His artistic talents took him into careers in industrial design, interior architecture, graphic design, art direction and corporate communications and management. He established his own graphic design firm in the late ’80s. Over the past fifteen years, he has been able to concentrate on his love of art. His work is in galleries and private collections in the U.S. and abroad.

            Jennifer Moné Hill lives and works in Danbury, CT. Born and raised in White Plains, NY, she studied Visual Arts at SUNY Purchase, and then began working as a commercial photographer for over twenty years. Jennifer’s curiosity has led her simultaneously to pursue many creative outlets of which painting is now her greatest passion. Jennifer comes to painting with great enthusiasm, curiosity, love of color, nature, and positive energy. Her work has been in recent exhibitions at the Mattatuck Museum, Rene Soto Gallery, Carriage Barn Arts Center, and Ridgefield Guild of Artist.

Nancy Moore’s artwork has garnered many awards, along with the interest of a broad collector base from Vermont to California. In 2018, Moore was lucky enough to exhibit her work in four museums: the Katonah Museum (Katonah), the New Britain Museum of American Art (New Britain), the Mattatuck Museum (Waterbury), and the Fuller Craft Museum (Brockton MA). This year, the artist marked her debut in New York City, at the Susan Eley Fine Art gallery. In 2014, Moore was inducted into the National Association of Women Artists. She is an artist guild member of the Silvermine Arts Center (New Canaan), Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Katonah Museum Artists Association, Surface Design Association, and Artists Collective of Westport.

Erin Nazzaro was born and raised in Connecticut and started her artistic pursuit with pencil. Working in this medium, she learned to develop and refine her images. Drawing is the foundation of her work today. She moved from pencil to paint in the 1980s and color changed everything for her. Her next big influence was traveling to the American Southwest where she embraced “the people, their beautiful families and the land they lived and worked on.” The artist noted that she appreciates all the swirling bright colors so integrated into the landscape, fabrics, dress and folk art. Her work is driven by this energy.

Kris Davenport Toohey is a landscape painter who works primarily in oils. She discovered her love of painting and art history as a student, graduating with a BA in Art from Williams College and an MBA from Columbia University. She now lives and works in Westport, CT where she is a part of The Art Studio – a shared artists’ workspace. Kris is an Exhibiting Member of The Rowayton Arts Center, winning 1st Place in Oils at the 2018 Marine & Coastal Show, as well as an active member of the Artists Collective of Westport and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.

The opening reception is free and the public is invited with the exhibition running through Friday, May 31. The majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Wilton Library. Wilton Library hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m. The library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road in the heart of Wilton Center. The media sponsor for the exhibition is The Wilton Bulletin. For information and directions, visit or call 203-762-6334.

]]> (Wilton Library) Neighbors Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:22:44 -0400
FREE MMR Vaccinations in White Plains and Mount Kisco

 Measles has been confirmed in eight unvaccinated children from northern Westchester. The children range in age from 6 months to 14 years old. Two of the infected children developed pneumonia and had to be hospitalized as a result. While none of the infected children attend public schools or childcare programs, the Health Department is still in the process of gathering the information necessary to identify any locations where these children may have exposed others.

As our partner in protecting the public’s health, we need your assistance in educating parents and guardians about the dangers of measles and the benefits of vaccination. The Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine is safe and highly effective in preventing measles cases and containing outbreaks.

The Health Department will be offering Free MMR vaccinations at special clinics on the following dates and times:

  •   April 12, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., 134 Court Street in White Plains

  •   April 13, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 134 Court Street in White Plains

  •   April 16, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., 25 Moore Avenue in Mount Kisco

    Anyone who would like to receive a vaccine at one of these clinics should register in advance for an appointment at

    Residents are urged to communicate the importance of being fully vaccinated against measles with parents and guardians. Anyone who is unsure about his/her or their child’s vaccination status can work with their health care provider’s office or school to obtain their vaccination records. Anyone who is unable to locate their vaccination record should get the MMR vaccine, as it is not harmful to receive additional doses. 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.


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 that results in pneumonia, swelling of the brain, hearing loss and death.


Measles symptoms start with a fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. Its followed by a rash that usually appears two to four days after the fever begins and lasts five to six days. The rash begins at the hairline, moves to the face and neck, down the body and then to the arms and legs.

Measles is easily spread from person to person by coughing or sneezing, and infection can be 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.

If a child in your school or facility exhibits signs or symptoms of measles, please do not send them to a health care facility unannounced. Instead, contact the health care facility that they are planning to go to in advance so that arrangements can be made for them to be seen without placing others at risk for exposure.

If you have any questions about measles or the MMR vaccine, please call the Westchester County Department of Health at 914-813-5000. The latest information about measles can also be found on our website


]]> (Westchester Gov.) Public safety Thu, 11 Apr 2019 09:05:54 -0400
An Evening With Comedy Legend Robert Klein at Bedford Playhouse on April 18

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

]]> (Bedford Playhouse) Events Wed, 10 Apr 2019 06:32:00 -0400
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

]]> (The Harvey School) Events Tue, 09 Apr 2019 09:36:10 -0400
Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Administrator Honored for Leader in Digital Education

Dr. Gregory Brown, regional coordinator of social studies and blended learning at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Leader in Digital Education Award by the School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS). This award recognizes a SAANYS member who has demonstrated exceptional, creative leadership in harnessing the potential of technology to further teaching and student achievement. The candidate will have demonstrated excellent organizational and communication skills in supporting and promoting such innovative digital practices for his/her learning community.

Recognized as a statewide leader with excellent collaborative skills, Brown has worked tirelessly to bring blended and digital learning through the Online Courses for the 21st Century (OC21) consortium and the Integrated Social Studies/ELA Curriculum to schools across the state. Through his efforts and collaborative skills, he has formed partnerships with 13 other regional BOCES and more than 230 school districts. Colleague Diane Cunningham noted, "Not only does he coordinate a complex, blended high school with teachers and students from multiple districts, his leadership focuses on best practices for learning, including project-based learning opportunities, authentic field experiences, feedback for learning, student-centered instruction, and standards-based grading. He also provides supportive and honest feedback to faculty to help them adjust to the demands of blended teaching and uses their feedback to adjust and make improvements to the schools' practices."

Ardsley UFSD Assistant Superintendent Layne Hughes said, "Dr. Brown's capacity to innovate is demonstrated in a variety of ways. The reach of OC21 ensures a diversity of learners that is not always present in small districts like ours. One of our teachers remarked that the range of lived experiences that her students brought to her 'classroom' created a vibrancy that she had not experienced before." Commented PNW BOCES Educational Technology Coordinator Jennifer Harriton-Wilson, "The most significant accomplishment I have observed is Greg's ability to shift the culture of those with which he works. He is able to show teachers and students the potential of how the use of technology can impact an individual's ability to further pedagogical practices and provide additional avenues for learning." PNW BOCES colleague Renee Gargano noted, "Beyond Dr. Brown's outstanding achievements in digital practices, I would describe him as a bright, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and compassionate school leader who continues to garner the admiration of those who are most fortunate to work with him."

Yorktown CSD Superintendent of Schools Ronald Hattar commented, "From my perspective, I never had any question as to whether the SS/ELA initiative would be successful. Aside from being confident in our wonderful faculty and students, I knew that with Dr. Brown assisting us in implementing the program, our district would be successful. As every great leader knows, teaching and learning is about people, not programs. For me, the deciding factor in adopting the OC21 and SS/ELA programs was about Dr. Brown overseeing the programs."

Brown received his bachelor of science from SUNY Oneonta, master of arts from Marist College, master of science in education from Iona College, and his doctor of education from Manhattanville College.

Brown will be honored for his accomplishments at an awards ceremony on May 3 at the Century House in Latham, New York.

SAANYS represents nearly 7,200 school administrators, supervisors, and coordinators. As a professional association, SAANYS is committed to providing direction, service, and support to the membership in their efforts to improve the quality of education and leadership in New York State schools. SAANYS is affiliated with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). 

]]> (ReadMedia) Neighbors Wed, 27 Mar 2019 11:20:50 -0400
CHADD Meeting on Monday, April 8: Special Education Is Not Just Academics


CHADD (Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a national non-profit, parent-based organization that offers support and information on AD/HD. Meetings are the 2nd Mon of each month.

Support Session: 6:15 - 7:15 PM - facilitated by our Social Workers

General Meeting: 7:30 PM

  • Topic: "Special Education Is Not Just Academics" Addressing Social-Emotional Well Being
  • Speaker: Michael Gilberg, Esq. -- Special Education/Disability Attorney

A $5.00 Donation is requested of nonmembers. This can be applied toward membership the same evening.

Our new location:

Select Human Services, Inc.

17-19 Marble Ave 

Pleasantville, NY 10570 (Visit us online It is a brick building with 'Select' in the glass window.

Look for our yellow CHADD signs too.

Free Parking after 6 PM:

  • At meters on the street
  • OR in the lot behind the building. Even though there are names on the spaces, they are also available.

4 minute walk from Pleasantville train station, where you can catch a Harlem line train or a Westchester Bee Line bus.

]]> (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:38:14 -0400
25 Prospect Street Comes to Jacob Burns Film Center Tomorrow!

Documentary 25 Prospect Street at Jacob Burns Film Center on February 27

On Wednesday, February 27 beginning at 7pm, 25 Prospect Street will be shown at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY.

25 Prospect Street is a documentary about the Prospector Theater, which is an incredible theater located in Ridgefield, CT which provides employment opportunities to people with disabilities.

The Town of New Castle hopes to follow the model of the Prospector Theater for our Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, working with our Every Person is Connected (EPIC) Committee.

]]> (Town of New Castle) Events Tue, 26 Feb 2019 11:10:00 -0500
Paul Shaffer Announced as Special Guest Performer Thursday Night at Harvey

Bedford’s Paul Shaffer, longtime late-night TV band leader and sidekick for David Letterman, will be a special guest performer this Thursday at 7 p.m. at Harvey Presents: Grace Kelly and Kirsten Maxwell in the Walker Center for the Arts in Katonah.

In what promises to be an outstanding evening of musical entertainment, Shaffer, a singer, composer and musician, will take Harvey’s Lasdon Theater stage in the show headlining two young, rising stars in the music industry.

Grace Kelly, a singer and saxophonist who tours nationally and internationally, has also performed several times in the house band for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” She is a recent winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Kirsten Maxwell, who accompanies herself on guitar, has been compared to Joan Baez, Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell. The New York native has opened for several top acts, including Melissa Etheridge. Each young artist will perform as part of a double bill. 

Tickets for Harvey Presents: Grace Kelly and Kirsten Maxwell are $30 for adults and $20 for students.

For more information or to purchase tickets for the event, visit

]]> (Chris DelCampo) Events Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:12:59 -0500
Sassy Ladies Shopping Night Out at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown

Join us for a fun filled night of shopping, socializing, and new experiences at the 8th Annual Sassy Ladies Shopping Night Out on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 5:30pm-10:00pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown, NY! This is the place to be for sassy, lively, bold, and spirited women of all ages to pick up fashion tips and shop until you drop!

Come experience the fun at The DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown, and strut your stuff down the pink carpet! Enjoy the live DJ, comedy spotlight, food and wine samples, cash bar, pink carpet fashion show, and shopping with friends for unique finds from all of our wonderful vendors. Each hour Sassy vendors will be showering attendees with complimentary Give-A-Ways! You’ll also have a chance to win a designer Tory Burch Handbag with your complimentary Grand Prize Raffle Ticket!

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to This Is Me Foundation, a not for profit organization created towards raising awareness about alopecia while giving hope to any individual facing adversity.

Tickets are available for $15 each or two for $25 online at or for $20 at the door! Be one of the first 200 women to preregister online and receive a chic Eco-Friendly Swag Bag!

Sassy Ladies Shopping Night Out Sponsorship & Vendor Opportunities are still available! Contact Events To Remember for details at (914) 218-3968 or

]]> (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Tue, 05 Feb 2019 11:19:02 -0500
CHADD Meeting: Helping ADHD Families Thrive

CHADD (Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a national non-profit, parent-based organization that offers support and information on AD/HD.

Meetings are the 2nd Mon of each month.

Support Session: 6:15 - 7:15 PM

Facilitated by our Social Workers

General Meeting: 7:30 PM

Topic: " Helping ADHD Families Thrive” Practices and philosophies from leading experts, Dr Hallowell and Dr Greene, on how best to work with your ADHD child (or adult). You will leave with tools and resources.

Speaker: Melissa Smith, MS Ed -- School Counselor, Trainer in Youth Mental Health First Aid

A $5.00 Donation is requested of nonmembers.

This can be applied toward membership the same evening.

Our new location: Select Human Services, Inc., 17-19 Marble Ave in Pleasantville, NY 10570

Learn more here

Free Parking after 6 PM:

  • At meters on the street
  • OR in the lot behind the building. Even though there are names on the spaces, they are also available.

A 4-minute walk from Pleasantville train station, where you can catch a Harlem line train or a Westchester Bee Line bus.

]]> (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Thu, 31 Jan 2019 13:50:11 -0500
Harvey Cavalier Camp to Host Open House on Saturday

The Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp will hold its first offseason open house, Saturday, Feb. 2, at The Harvey School, 260 Jay Street, Katonah, NY from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The 125-acre camp, which features arts, crafts, theater, dance, gymnastics, swimming, sports and ice skating, is a limited enrollment program for children entering Pre-K through ninth grade in September 2019.

The 2019 summer session begins Monday, July 1, and runs through Friday, Aug.9. For more information, parents should call (914) 232-0581 or visit: www.

Harvey Cavalier is a private, nonprofit camp for children who live in the counties of Westchester, Putnam and Fairfield.

]]> (Chris DelCampo) Places Wed, 30 Jan 2019 08:57:53 -0500
2019 Westchester Family Camp Fair on January 12

2019 Westchester Family Camp Fair on January 12 from noon to3pm at Grand Prix New York (333 North Bedford Road) in Mount Kisco

You are invited to meet the directors and representatives for some of the best day camps, sleepaway, and specialty camps all under one roof at the 2018 Westchester Family Camp Fair.

Sending your child to camp is an important step let us help you make an informed decision.

Children are welcome to attend!

Join us for this FREE event!

Learn more and register here.

]]> (submitted) Events Wed, 02 Jan 2019 09:32:39 -0500
CT BBB: Five Habits to Adopt in 2019 for a Scam-Free Year

CROMWELL, CT — New Year! As consumers ring in 2019, many attempt to adopt or drop a certain habit for the upcoming year. Popular resolutions are usually geared towards healthy living such as starting to eat better, work out more, or even spend less time on a smartphone or tablet.
If you could make a few small changes that may keep you scam free in 2019, would you do it?
Several types of scams emerge throughout the year but if you remember a few simple tips, it could help you avoid scams all year long!
BBB Serving Connecticut offers these tips for a scam free 2019:
  • Only answer the phone if you know who is calling. Many phone scams are very convincing but you can't fall for them if you don't pick up the phone. Scammers pretend to be grandchildren in despair or even an aggressive bill collector claiming to be from your utility company. BBB's advice is that if someone really needs to contact you, they will leave a voicemail. (scam callers calling from you area code).
  • Always question why you are asked to provide personal information. From a fun online quiz to making an online purchase, consumers frequently disburse their personal information without thinking twice. Always question if a site really needs your contact information, credit card information, or even social security number. Also make sure a site is secure (https) before entering any information to begin with.
  • Beware of sending payments via wire transfer or prepaid gift cards. Scammers often demand their victims pay-up via prepaid gift cards or wire transfers since these are the quickest and most untraceable ways to send money. No legitimate business will demand you to pay via these methods only. Paying by credit card is always the better option since it has more buyer security and you are able to dispute charges.
  • Don’t click, download, or open anything that comes from an anonymous sender. Scammers try to cast a wide net by including little or no specific information in their fake emails. Always be wary of unsolicited messages that don't contain your name or other personalizing information but encourage you to download attachments or click on links. This is likely an attempt to gain access to your personal information or install malware on your computer.
  • Always research a company before you do business with them. Doing research doesn't have to be a long process. Do a quick search on or google to see if a company is trustworthy or not. You can learn a lot from other consumers' online reviews. Always use third party sites to find reviews. Don't always trust reviews you see on a company's website. They may be fabricated if the company is a scam.
You can always report or search for scams in your area with BBB's ScamTracker.




]]> (Luke Frey ) Public safety Wed, 02 Jan 2019 07:56:55 -0500
Mount Kisco Blood Donors Will Receive $5 Amazon Gift Card

 Urgent need for blood and platelet donations

Donate by Dec. 19 and receive a $5 Gift Card

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors from Mount Kisco to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season.

Blood and platelet donations often decline during the holidays. Regular donors are busy with holiday activities, and travel and severe winter weather may cause blood drive cancellations. Yet donations remain critical for patients like 4-year-old Wyatt Monacelli who is in the midst of intense chemotherapy treatments for leukemia. He has received a number of transfusions since his diagnosis in June and will likely need more. Locations in and around Mount Kisco are:

town date time location address
Greenwich 12/1/2018 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 1 West Putnam Ave
Greenwich 12/8/2018 8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Greenwich Public Safety Complex/New Greenwich Police Department 11 Bruce Place
Greenwich 12/12/2018 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Greenwich Town Hall 101 Field Point Road
New Canaan 12/5/2018 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. New Canaan Library 151 Main Street
Ridgefield 12/15/2018 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Ridgefield Supply 29 Prospect Street
Stamford 11/30/2018 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bobby Valentine's Sports Academy 4 Largo Drive S
Stamford 12/8/2018 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tully Health Center 32 Strawberry Hill Court
Stamford 12/15/2018 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. St Cecilia Catholic Church 1184 Newfield Ave.

“We are fortunate to have had so many donors give the gift of life to our child so far throughout the course of his treatment, and even more so, we are lucky to have had a supply of blood available for him when he needed it,” said Julianna Monacelli, Wyatt’s mother.

Donors are urged to give now to ensure that families like Wyatt’s don’t have to worry about the availability of blood this winter. In thanks for helping meet the urgent need around the holidays, all those who come to donate blood or platelets now through Dec. 19, 2018, will receive a $5 Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see More information and details are available at

Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Another way to help keep the blood supply strong is to host a Red Cross blood drive this winter. To learn more about hosting a blood drive and to sign up, visit

How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at or use the Blood Donor App.

]]> (Red Cross) Events Mon, 26 Nov 2018 09:47:25 -0500
Enjoy a cold one, Mount Kisco!

TGIF and raise your glass because today, Friday, September 28, is National Drink A Beer Day!

A recent report by 247WallStreet indicates that beer drinking among Connecticut residents has dwindled as of late. Come on Connecticut! We’re ranked #49 of #50 for beer drinking, consuming 20.7 gallons of beer annually. That might seem like a lot, but not in comparison to New Hampshire which placed first by consuming 40.6 gallons of beer annually!

In the past decade, local breweries have been popping up all over Connecticut and around Mount Kisco. The State of Connecticut coined the phrase  “The Connecticut Beer Trail” to highlight the many beer destinations. According to Connecticut Brewers Guild, promoters of Connecticut breweries, as of September 2018, there are 80 operational breweries (with many more on the horizon).

Here is a list of local breweries near Mount Kisco that you can check out:

Name Location Phone Website
Half Full Brewery 43 Homestead Ave, Stamford, CT 06902-7204 (203) 274-8788
Lock City Brewing 54 Research Dr, Stamford, CT 06906-1428 (203) 313-6454

(courtesy of Wikipedia)

Enjoy a cold one while taking in the magnificent colors of fall in New England. Of course, safety first - before hitting the trail (beer trail) name a designated driver.

For more information check out Connecticut Breweries here.

]]> (National Drink a Beer Day) Neighbors Fri, 28 Sep 2018 12:52:52 -0400