Mountkisco's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:34:22 -0400 HamletHub.com How to Navigate College Admissions for Students & Parents in the Face of the Coronavirus https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1554-how-to-navigate-college-admissions-for-students-parents-in-the-face-of-the-coronavirus1554-how-to-navigate-college-admissions-for-students-parents-in-the-face-of-the-coronavirus https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1554-how-to-navigate-college-admissions-for-students-parents-in-the-face-of-the-coronavirus1554-how-to-navigate-college-admissions-for-students-parents-in-the-face-of-the-coronavirus

Virtual Program on Monday, May 4 at 7pm: How to Navigate College Admissions for Students & Parents in the Face of the Coronavirus

This Zoom presentation will focus on how the Coronavirus is affecting college admissions and what impact it will have on high school students, especially sophomores and juniors. The program will cover how admissions officers are handling the current situation and what impact this will have on how applicants for the Class of 2025 will be reviewed, with respect to grades, standardized tests and extracurricular activities. We will also discuss how timing for preparing college applications will change and ways for students to use their time productively NOW to prepare.

Current high school juniors are facing several unprecedented challenges including grades for this spring marking period will be looked at with "an asterisk", several ACT and SAT tests have been cancelled and more colleges are going test optional so meaningful activities that juniors can do this summer (assuming we're past the current Coronavirus situation) will be even more heavily weighted in the college admissions process. Juniors can be proactive by using their time constructively now to work on their Personal Statement (Common App) essay, define as best they can their college list, and determine which teachers they will ask to write their recommendations. For current seniors, colleges will be using their waitlists strategically because most are concerned about filling their class, especially for schools where international students, who might not be able to get visas, make up a significant portion of their student body.

Since colleges have cancelled classes for the remainder of the Spring semester, students will not have the opportunity to tour schools when they are in session until the Fall. Therefore, planning and scheduling tours for the Fall becomes even more important.

Come join us to learn about these changes and other insights regarding the college process. The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC.

Please RSVP to ron@standoutforcollege.com. You will receive a private invitation with a Zoom link in reply. There is no charge for this event. 

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kerry@ducey.org (Ron Feuchs) Events Fri, 01 May 2020 08:23:05 -0400
The Ella Jewell Foundation, Halloween Spooktacular is THIS Sunday, October 27 at at Grand Prix New York https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/charities/1551-the-ella-jewell-foundation-halloween-spooktacular-is-this-sunday-october-27-at-at-grand-prix-new-york1551-the-ella-jewell-foundation-halloween-spooktacular-is-this-sunday-october-27-at-at-grand-prix-new-york https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/charities/1551-the-ella-jewell-foundation-halloween-spooktacular-is-this-sunday-october-27-at-at-grand-prix-new-york1551-the-ella-jewell-foundation-halloween-spooktacular-is-this-sunday-october-27-at-at-grand-prix-new-york

 

The Ella Jewell Foundation, Halloween Spooktacular is THIS Sunday, October 27 from 4-7 Grand Prix New York Racing & Entertainment

The Ella Jewell Foundation, a local non-profit organization, raises funds for neutropenia and other childhood bone marrow failure diseases research. A local family is on a mission to raise funds for research, raise awareness and make a difference! Please join us for a fun-filled evening while supporting an amazing cause. 

Every penny the foundation raises is donated and benefits research being conducted at the University of Washington in Seattle by Dr. David C. Dale and Team.  Please help us to support your local charity and help to make a difference!

Purchase tickets and learn more about the Ella Jewell Foundation www.ellajewellfoundation.org

Ella and Family thank you for your continuous love and support. You give our family and many other families a great amount of hope and help us to stay positive! XOXXO 

"Together, we can make a difference."

Grand Prix New York Racing & Entertainment is located at 333 North Bedford Road in Mount Kisco.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Charities Mon, 21 Oct 2019 08:24:18 -0400
58th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show This Weekend! https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1548-58th-annual-armonk-outdoor-art-show1548-58th-annual-armonk-outdoor-art-show https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1548-58th-annual-armonk-outdoor-art-show1548-58th-annual-armonk-outdoor-art-show

58th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show

The 58th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show features 185 juried artists from 26 states, Canada, and Israel, including 34 new artists. The show is ranked #2 Fine Art and Design Show in the Nation, based on sales reported by exhibitors to Sunshine Artist, a premiere art and craft show publication. A broad range of art in every medium and price point will be on display, including painting, printmaking, drawing, pastels, mixed mediums, sculpture, photography & digital art, wearable art, and fine crafts. Free personal consultants, trained in fine art and interior design, are available to assist visitors in selecting art that best fits their taste and decor.

“The Armonk Outdoor Art Show is a must-see event every fall for thousands of discerning art lovers from the Hudson Valley and NYC metro area” said Anne Curran, Executive Director of the show. “It’s also a fun experience for the whole family with free activities for kids and collaborative art projects, great food vendors, and beer and wine. So, come for the art and stay for the fun.”

Come for the Art...

The 58th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show continues its long tradition of showcasing well curated and diverse fine art.

Learn about what inspires our 2019 Featured Artists:
Jennifer Ardolino, Michael Patterson, Evan Lorberbaum, Natalya Khorover Aikens and Nnamdi Okonkwo.

Stay for the Fun! 

Free Fun-Filled Activities for All Ages

Art and entertainment for kids ages 1-5 with adult participation
Interactive programs for kids ages 5-12, sponsored by The Harvey Schooland Emerald Tree & Shrub Care Company
And an Engaging Alliance of Arts Organizations:
Food, Craft Beer and Wine – Diverse Vendors and New Additions!
Including: Luke’s Lobster, Captain Lawrence Brewing, Fortina and BBQ by Taylored Menus
 
 
Admission:
General $14.00, Seniors $12.00, 18 and under: Free

Ample free parking on site. Sorry, no dogs allowed.

58th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show
Saturday & Sunday, September 21 & September 22
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Rain or Shine.
205 Business Park Drive, Armonk, NY 10504
Show Benefits North Castle Public Library

Learn more: https://armonkoutdoorartshow.org

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kerry@ducey.org (Michael Dardano) Events Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:10:00 -0400
Harvey and NY Rangers Offering Kids Free Hockey Introduction https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/life/1550-harvey-and-ny-rangers-offering-kids-free-hockey-introduction1550-harvey-and-ny-rangers-offering-kids-free-hockey-introduction https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/life/1550-harvey-and-ny-rangers-offering-kids-free-hockey-introduction1550-harvey-and-ny-rangers-offering-kids-free-hockey-introduction

The Harvey School has announced it is partnering with the New York Rangers to offer area children a free introduction to the sport of hockey at Evarts Rink on the campus of the Katonah school.

“Part of the Junior Rangers Rookie Series, "Try Hockey For Free" invites girls and boys ages 5 to 9 to come to the rink for an exciting introduction to ice hockey,” Harvey Head of School Bill Knauer said. All equipment is provided, and instruction will be given by the New York Rangers Hockey Development team and local qualified, experienced coaches.

Harvey’s Evarts Rink, selected as an official host site for the New York Rangers program, will set aside two dates for the introductory events. The first one is scheduled for Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11. The second session is slated for the Martin Luther King Junior holiday, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Each date offers two sessions, the first one starting at 10 a.m. and the second one at 10:50 a.m.

To register for this program open only to children ages 5 to 9 with little or no hockey experience, parents should visit the Rangers Rookie Series website at https://www.nhl.com/rangers/community/junior-rangers-rookie-series

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kerry@ducey.org (Chris DelCampo) Life Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:48:15 -0400
Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Establishing September 11th Remembrance Day and Moment of Silence at Public Schools https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/politics/1549-governor-cuomo-signs-legislation-establishing-september-11th-remembrance-day-and-moment-of-silence-at-public-schools1549-governor-cuomo-signs-legislation-establishing-september-11th-remembrance-day-and-moment-of-silence-at-public-schools https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/politics/1549-governor-cuomo-signs-legislation-establishing-september-11th-remembrance-day-and-moment-of-silence-at-public-schools1549-governor-cuomo-signs-legislation-establishing-september-11th-remembrance-day-and-moment-of-silence-at-public-schools

on September 9th, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (S.4166A/A.1801B) establishing September 11th Remembrance Day. The new law allows for a brief moment of silence in public schools across the state at the beginning of the school day every September 11th to encourage dialogue and education in the classroom, and to ensure future generations have an understanding of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks and their place in history. The law is effective immediately.

"9/11 was one of the single darkest periods in this state's and this nation's history, and we owe it to those we lost and to the countless heroes who ran toward danger that day and the days that followed to do everything we can to keep their memory alive," Governor Cuomo said. "By establishing this annual day of remembrance and a brief moment of silence in public schools, we will help ensure we never forget — not just the pain of that moment but of the courage, sacrifice and outpouring of love that defined our response."

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., said, "I am grateful for Governor Cuomo's approval of my 9/11 observance bill. I am hopeful that this new law will mean that the significance of the tragic events of September 11th, whether it be the loss of loved ones or the largest rescue operation our nation ever witnessed, will be forever acknowledged by school students too young to have witnessed this life-changing day."

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato said, "Students graduating from High School as part of the Class of 2019 were just newborns during the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001, and soon enough there will be no students in the national public school system born at the time of 9/11. By mandating a brief moment of silent reflection every year, we may ensure that future generations will better understand this day and its significance in our history. Governor Cuomo understands the importance of educating our children about our state and country's history. I applaud him for signing this bill into law and for his continued partnership."

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kerry@ducey.org (Office of the Governor. ) Politics Tue, 10 Sep 2019 02:00:59 -0400
Entergy Screenings Under the Stars Brings Free Outdoor Movie TONIGHT https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/15-todays-events/1547-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movie-tonight1547-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movie-tonight https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/15-todays-events/1547-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movie-tonight1547-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movie-tonight

Entergy Screening Under the Stars TONIGHT "How To Train Your Dragon 3"

This summer, Sharc Creative and Westchester County Parks will showcase a family-friendly movie series on a 50 ft screen at the Kensico Dam in Valhalla. 

Friday, August 2 - HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3

The public arrives a few hours before dusk, blankets are scattered across the lawn, picnics are abundant, and the show lights up the sky. Memories are created.

Admission and parking are free.

Moviegoers should bring blankets, folding chairs and a picnic. Refreshments will also be available for sale. In the event of rain, the movie will be canceled.

Entergy Screenings Under the Stars is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative.

Learn more here.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Todays events Fri, 02 Aug 2019 07:32:48 -0400
Entergy Screenings Under the Stars Brings Free Outdoor Movies to Westchester July 12 and August 2 https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1544-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-july-12-and-august-21544-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-july-12-and-august-2 https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1544-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-july-12-and-august-21544-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-july-12-and-august-2

Entergy Screening Under the Stars Summer of 2019

This summer, Sharc Creative and Westchester County Parks will showcase a family-friendly movie series on a 50 ft screen at the Kensico Dam in Valhalla.

Friday, July 12 - HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3
Friday, August 2 - HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3

The public arrives a few hours before dusk, blankets are scattered across the lawn, picnics are abundant, and the show lights up the sky. Memories are created.

Admission and parking are free.

Moviegoers should bring blankets, folding chairs and a picnic. Refreshments will also be available for sale. In the event of rain, the movie will be canceled.

Entergy Screenings Under the Stars is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative.

Learn more here.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Sharc Creative) Events Thu, 11 Jul 2019 08:24:00 -0400
CHADD Meeting June 10: The Psychopharmacology of ADHD https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/neighbors/1543-chadd-meeting-mon-june-10-the-psychopharmacology-of-adhd1543-chadd-meeting-mon-june-10-the-psychopharmacology-of-adhd https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/neighbors/1543-chadd-meeting-mon-june-10-the-psychopharmacology-of-adhd1543-chadd-meeting-mon-june-10-the-psychopharmacology-of-adhd

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.

There will be no meetings during July and August.

Support Session: 6:15 - 7:15 PM

Facilitated by our Social Workers

General Meeting: 7:30 PM

Topic: ”The Psychopharmacology of ADHD”

SpeakersAbraham Bartell, MD, MBA - Associate Director of the Department of Psychiatry at Westchester Medical Center and Vice Chair of the department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at New York Medical College.

                 Namitha Menon, MD - Fellow in child and adolescent psychiatry at Westchester Medical Center.

                 Stephanie Cristofano-Casella, MD - Fellow in child and adolescent psychiatry at Westchester Medical Center.

A $5.00 Donation is requested of nonmembers.

This can be applied toward membership the same evening

Our location: Select Human Services, Inc., 17-19 Marble Ave in Pleasantville, NY. Learn more here

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.

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Neighbors Tue, 04 Jun 2019 10:34:57 -0400
Muddy Puddles Mess Fest 2019 on Augusst 3 https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1539-muddy-puddles-mess-fest-20191539-muddy-puddles-mess-fest-2019 https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1539-muddy-puddles-mess-fest-20191539-muddy-puddles-mess-fest-2019

Muddy Puddles Mess Fest 2019 on Saturday, August 3 at Kiwi Country Day Camp.

Ty Campbell dreamed of jumping in muddy muddles when his cancer was cured, but he never got the chance. In his memory, his parents launched the Muddy Puddles Project to benefit the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation for childhood cancer research. The Mess Fest is a HUGE, fun-filled, annual event that includes the kinds of activities that kids dream of!

Join us on August 3 and enjoy the giant mud pit, 'slopstacle' course, pie tosses, food fights, splatter paint, beauty tent, swimming, zip lining, water balloons, slime time, climbing walls, paddle boats, magic shows, laser tag, bounce houses, music by NYCE Productions. Meet Peppa Pig, our celebrity ambassador along with brother George!

Learn more here.

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mjones@superty.org (Marie Jones) Events Wed, 22 May 2019 10:02:04 -0400
BCSD Official 2019 BoE Election and Budget Vote Results https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/politics/1540-bcsd-official-2019-boe-election-and-budget-vote1540-bcsd-official-2019-boe-election-and-budget-vote https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/politics/1540-bcsd-official-2019-boe-election-and-budget-vote1540-bcsd-official-2019-boe-election-and-budget-vote

Please see the Official 2019 Results of the BoE Trustee Election and Budget Vote

Dr. Christopher Manno, Superintendent of Schools thanks community members who participated in the election and vote.

"We especially thank and commend the five BoE candidates for their participation in the democratic process," he said.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (BCSD) Politics Wed, 22 May 2019 09:54:43 -0400
On the Children's Shelf: Because of Winn-Dixie https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/life/1541-on-the-children-s-shelf-because-of-winn-dixie1541-on-the-children-s-shelf-because-of-winn-dixie https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/life/1541-on-the-children-s-shelf-because-of-winn-dixie1541-on-the-children-s-shelf-because-of-winn-dixie

"I ate my Littmus Lozenge slowly. It tasted good. It tasted like root beer and strawberry and something else I didn't have a name for, something that made me feel kind of sad. I looked over at Amanda. She was sucking on her candy and thinking hard.

'Do you like it?' Miss Franny asked me.
'Yes ma'ma,' I told her.
'What about you, Amanda? Do you like the Littmus Lozenge?'
'Yes ma'am,' she said. 'But it makes me think things I feel sad about.'...
'There's a secret ingredient in there.' Miss Franny said.
'I know it,' I told her. 'I can taste it. What is it?'
'Sorrow,' Miss Franny said. 'Not everybody can taste it.'" - Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie
 
I've never read a description of a small item in a book that so perfectly summed up the entire book...it was sweet and sad...like root beer and strawberry and melancholy. It's where all those things came together. It was like life. Sweet and wonderful and sad and feeling one somehow makes you feel all of them.
 
I think I might be a bit older than Kate DiCamillo's target audience, but readers of all ages can identify with the characters in her books. She brilliantly captures life...the pain, the sorrow, the happiness, the root beer and strawberry, and her characters feel all of those emotions.
 
Because of Winn-Dixie is the story of young Opal who lives with her preacher father in a new town. A dog finds his way into the grocery store, causes mayhem, and Opal's life changes. She saves this poor lost dog who in a way saves her. Her new pet, named Winn-Dixie after the grocery store where she found him, gives her the courage to ask her father about her mother who left when Opal was three. In her adventures with Winn-Dixie, Opal makes friends and finds a community around her and most importantly, Opal learns that things aren't always what they seem. Those whose lives appear perfect are real and filled with happiness and pain and those who are mean are most often in need of a friend.
 
Because of Winn-Dixie is an incredible book that should be read by readers of all ages.
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sally.stra@gmail.com (Jessica Collins) Life Wed, 22 May 2019 03:38:00 -0400
Mt. Kisco Artist Rich Alexander Featured in All About Color Exhibit https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/neighbors/1538-wilton-library-s-art-exhibition-is-all-about-color-opening-may-101538-wilton-library-s-art-exhibition-is-all-about-color-opening-may-10 https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/neighbors/1538-wilton-library-s-art-exhibition-is-all-about-color-opening-may-101538-wilton-library-s-art-exhibition-is-all-about-color-opening-may-10

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 www.wiltonlibrary.org or call 203-762-6334.

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kerry@ducey.org (Wilton Library) Neighbors Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:22:44 -0400
FREE MMR Vaccinations in White Plains and Mount Kisco https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/publicsafety/1537-free-mmr-vaccinations1537-free-mmr-vaccinations https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/publicsafety/1537-free-mmr-vaccinations1537-free-mmr-vaccinations

 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 www.health.ny.gov/gotoclinic/60.

    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 www.westchestergov.com/health.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (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 https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1536-an-evening-with-comedy-legend-robert-klein1536-an-evening-with-comedy-legend-robert-klein https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1536-an-evening-with-comedy-legend-robert-klein1536-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

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kerry@ducey.org (Bedford Playhouse) Events Wed, 10 Apr 2019 06:32:00 -0400
Harvey to Host Bestselling Author, Andre Dubus III https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1535-harvey-to-host-bestselling-author-andre-dubus-iii1535-harvey-to-host-bestselling-author-andre-dubus-iii https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1535-harvey-to-host-bestselling-author-andre-dubus-iii1535-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

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kerry@ducey.org (The Harvey School) Events Tue, 09 Apr 2019 09:36:10 -0400