Riverdale's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale Sun, 26 May 2019 22:21:24 -0400 HamletHub.com Gallery 505 Art Opening and Exhibit Featuring Works by Sandra Ayala https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4488-gallery-505-art-opening-and-exhibit-featuring-works-by-sandra-ayala4488-gallery-505-art-opening-and-exhibit-featuring-works-by-sandra-ayala https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4488-gallery-505-art-opening-and-exhibit-featuring-works-by-sandra-ayala4488-gallery-505-art-opening-and-exhibit-featuring-works-by-sandra-ayala

Gallery 505 located at 505 W. 236th Street in the Bronx announces art opening and "Beautiful Innocence" exhibit by artist Sandra Ayala

The Opening Reception will take place on Sunday, June 2 from 2 to 4pm. The exhibit runs through June 28.

Sandra was born and raised in the South Bronx where every day was an adventure. Using photography as a decompression tool she found a home in bold and colorful interpretations of her child like imagination; All the while creating stories that captivate the viewer. Having picked up her first Dslr in 2008 and not having a clue, the word self-taught took new meaning and there began her journey to learn as much as possible.  As a self-taught artist Sandra’s goal is to inspire others to seek art in any medium, as well as, show that it can be done. In summary, she’s just a Puerto Rican girl with an amazing husband and kids who is able to create stories that bring wonder to all.

The opening will feature live music and great food, along with Sandra's stunning work which will be available to purchase.

Learn more here.

kerry@ducey.org (KRVC) Events Wed, 22 May 2019 13:30:31 -0400
Fakes Are Not Fashionable https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/publicsafety/4485-fakes-are-not-fashionable4485-fakes-are-not-fashionable https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/publicsafety/4485-fakes-are-not-fashionable4485-fakes-are-not-fashionable

Photo courtesy of BBB.org

BBB Study Shines Light on Prevalence of Counterfeit Products in Online Retail

An in-depth investigative study by Better Business Bureau (BBB) finds that fraudulent consumer goods are ubiquitous, difficult to tell apart from the legitimate products they are counterfeiting, and stem from a large network of organized criminals and credit card processing mechanisms that are willing to support them.
Research shows that eight in 10 Americans shop online, and the dominance of online retail means nearly anything can be bought online, sometimes at discounts that seem too good to be true. However, nearly anything available online can be counterfeited, and research also shows that one in four people have bought something online that turned out to be counterfeit.
The investigative study – “Fakes Are Not Fashionable: A BBB Study of the Epidemic of Counterfeit Goods Sold Online” – looks at the prevalence of counterfeit consumer goods and the criminal systems that circulate them. It digs into the scope of the problem, who is behind it, the multi-pronged fight to stop it and the steps consumers can take to avoid it.
The risk of encountering counterfeit goods can affect any online shopper. These goods range from brand-name sunglasses and handbags to golf clubs and consumer electronics, as well as many other kinds of products. BBB’s report finds that any shippable item with a reputation for quality and sizable markup is a candidate for counterfeiting. While counterfeit goods often are reputed to be deeply discounted, in reality, counterfeit sellers regularly use selling prices that are close to the price of the real product, so the prices offered are no longer a signal that the product is counterfeit.
"In Connecticut we see a wide variety of complaints about counterfeit products, it doesn't just affect women trying to purchase high-end purses and sunglasses. There are many submissions from men who tried to purchase sports jerseys and sneakers at a discount but received counterfeit or poor quality items," said Luke Frey, Associate Director of Communication, BBB Serving Connecticut. "There were also a few submissions about consumers purchasing counterfeit vaporizers (e-cigarettes) that are popular and celebrity endorsed."
The cost of counterfeiting affects not only consumers who lose money by receiving products not as advertised, but also the broader U.S. economy. BBB’s report finds that counterfeiting and intellectual property piracy cost the U.S. economy $200-$250 billion and 750,000 jobs annually.
In the last three years, BBB has received more than 2,000 complaints and more than 500 Scam Tracker reports from people who have shopped for goods online and received counterfeits instead of what they ordered. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) processed 2,249 complaints about counterfeit goods (including pirated goods) in 2018, while the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) processed 552 complaints representing a total financial loss of more than $752,000. That being said, many victims do not file complaints, making it difficult to get a firm grasp on how often people pay for goods that are counterfeit or not as advertised.
According to BBB’s report, 88% of counterfeit goods come from China and Hong Kong, with their smuggling and their online sale via fraudulent websites widely thought to be coordinated by international organized crime groups. Customs agents seized $1.2 billion in counterfeit shipments in fiscal 2017, the most current year for which data is available; however, shipping and smuggling methods vary widely, creating major headaches for customs officials. Inasmuch as counterfeit goods are almost always paid for with a credit card, the fraudulent websites that process these sales make extensive use of the credit card and banking system, with a small number of Chinese banks and an extensive network of intermediary payment processors responsible for the vast majority of processing for these purchases.
Active efforts are being made to fight the flood of counterfeit goods. BBB attempts to identify and report on bogus businesses, especially if they claim to be located in the U.S. and Canada. Trademark holders also do a great deal of work and spend a considerable amount of money trying to fight counterfeits. This is a major priority for customs officials and law enforcement as well; U.S. Customs and Border Protection has increased its seizures of counterfeit goods by 125% over the last five years, and the White House recently issued an executive order directing government agencies that work with brands to examine counterfeiting and make it an enforcement priority.
The BBB report recommends consumers check the reputation of the seller before making payment at www.bbb.org/ctbbb.org/ct  and contact the manufacturer for a listing of authorized sellers.
What to do if you believe you have unwittingly purchased counterfeit goods:
  • Ask for a refund. Victims who don’t receive anything when buying online with their credit card, or who receive goods that are counterfeit or not as described, should call the customer service number on the back of their card and request a refund. The report goes into great detail about the process of obtaining a refund and the remedies available to victims.
Report counterfeit goods. Contact one or more of the following:
  • National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) asks victims of counterfeit goods to file a complaint with the IPR Center here.
  • Better Business Bureau: Victims can file complaints at bbb.org about online sellers that claim to be in the U.S. or Canada. BBB tries to resolve complaints and may help in getting a refund. There is no cost for this service. BBB also looks for and reports patterns of complaints. Consumers can report scams to BBB Scam Tracker..
  • Online markets: Victims can complain directly to eBay, Amazon, Facebook and Instagram or other online marketplaces. In addition, Amazon has an “A-Z guarantee” for goods sold by third parties on their site; victims who have purchased counterfeit items from a third-party seller can seek a refund here.
  • Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IC3): The FBI takes complaints about counterfeit goods. Complain here.
  • Federal Trade Commission: You can complain to the FTC by calling 877/FTC-Help or file a complaint online.
keytocomputing@gmail.com (CT BBB) Public safety Wed, 22 May 2019 09:06:23 -0400
Yonkers Fireman Wins Contest https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4487-yonkers-fireman-wins-contest4487-yonkers-fireman-wins-contest https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4487-yonkers-fireman-wins-contest4487-yonkers-fireman-wins-contest


Yonkers, N.Y. – He’s a five-time Ironman finisher and a professional firefighter—and now, Kevin Duffy is one of two winners of PETA’s 2019 Sexiest Vegan Next Doorcontest. He beat out hundreds of other entrants from across the U.S. to nab the title, which comes with a free vacation for two to Hawaii, courtesy of Humane Travel.

After Duffy went vegan in 2015 to improve his health, he lost over 20 pounds, his skin cleared up, his energy was boosted, his workout recovery time improved, and he shaved a full hour off his Ironman time. He’s now a New York Times–profiled five-time Ironman, eight-time half-Ironman, and five-time marathon finisher whose example (along with the delicious vegan eats that he serves up at the firehouse) has inspired two of his fellow firefighters to go vegan, too. He credits his vegan food choices with not only making him better at his job but also helping to improve his mental health since his brother’s death on 9/11.

“Raising animals in horrific conditions, pumping them full of hormones, and selling their bodies as ‘food’ is a recipe for disaster,” says Duffy. “I believe that what we eat plays a huge role in how we feel and our outlook on life, and my health has improved 1,000% since I went vegan.”

“Kevin Duffy is an Ironman with a soft heart for animals,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA encourages anyone who’s inspired by his compassion and his athletic prowess to give vibrant vegan meals a try for themselves.”

Virginia nurse and lifestyle blogger Jasmine Nakasone is this year’s other winner. PETA selected the winners based on several factors, including vote count. See the full contest details here.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

aseward100@aol.com (PETA) Neighbors Mon, 20 May 2019 20:47:48 -0400
Buckle Up New York, Click It or Ticket https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/publicsafety/4486-uckle-up-new-york-click-it-or-ticket4486-uckle-up-new-york-click-it-or-ticket https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/publicsafety/4486-uckle-up-new-york-click-it-or-ticket4486-uckle-up-new-york-click-it-or-ticket

The Governor's Traffic Safety Committee of New York (GTSC) and DMV kicked off the 20th Annual “Buckle Up New York, Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaign with a press event at the East Senior High School in West Seneca, New York. The statewide campaign, which runs from May 20 to June 2, raises awareness about the importance of wearing seat belts. To help encourage seat belt usage, GTSC is continuing its partnership with Xfinity driver Ross Chastain Racing and JD Motorsports with Gary Keller through the “Protect Your Melon” initiative.  

During the enforcement period, New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies will use marked and unmarked vehicles, checkpoints, and roving details to patrol for unbelted drivers and front-seat passengers. Law enforcement will also make sure children are properly restrained. In New York, police can lawfully ticket motorists for not wearing a seat belt even if they are not committing any other traffic infractions.

“Nationally, thousands of lives are saved by seat belts each year, and even more could be saved if every driver and passenger buckled up,” said Acting GTSC Chair and Acting DMV Commissioner Mark J.F. Schroeder. “We hold these events each year as a reminder of how easy it is to greatly reduce your risk of serious injuries or death in a crash. I encourage all New Yorkers to make the smart choice—wear your seat belt.” 

More: https://on.ny.gov/2VDfa3Z

keytocomputing@gmail.com (Margaret Carey) Public safety Mon, 20 May 2019 16:55:07 -0400
Locally Grown and Produced at Riverdale Farmers' Market Now OPEN https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4484-locally-grown-and-produced-at-riverdale-farmers-market-now-open4484-locally-grown-and-produced-at-riverdale-farmers-market-now-open https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4484-locally-grown-and-produced-at-riverdale-farmers-market-now-open4484-locally-grown-and-produced-at-riverdale-farmers-market-now-open

The Riverdale Y hosts a destination farmers' market every week, right here in our community. The Market is OPEN this Sunday, May 19 and every Sunday through November from 9am to 2pm.

Find an abundance of fresh, locally grown or produced food – dairy, eggs, produce, meat, baked goods, jams and honey, and more.

The Market is located at Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy (corner of Independence Avenue and West 237th Street).

This family-friendly seasonal market is a community gathering place, ideal for shopping and socializing, featuring kids’ activities, music and lots of fun. The market fosters a direct connection between local consumers and small-scale farmers and food producers in our area. Riverdale Y members receive a 10% discount with most vendors.

Learn more here.

kerry@ducey.org (Riverdale Y) Places Mon, 13 May 2019 12:39:06 -0400
Riverdale Run Supports Local Seniors on May 19 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4483-riverdale-run-supports-local-seniors-on-may-194483-riverdale-run-supports-local-seniors-on-may-19 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4483-riverdale-run-supports-local-seniors-on-may-194483-riverdale-run-supports-local-seniors-on-may-19

Riverdale Run on May 19

Choose one of three races 10K, 5K or 1K power walk 

The Riverdale Run is one of the finest community fundraising events we produce at the Riverdale Y. Not only is it a challenging athletic event for some, but it is also one of the most beautiful tracks for running that you can find.

Every year we host nearly a thousand runners from all over the area. It’s a great way for the entire family to enjoy a beautiful day with a beautiful run to support a wonderful local community center.

This year, funds raised from the Riverdale Run will be used to support the Riverdale Y Senior Center. The Senior Center has nearly 1,000 members and serves the senior community in Riverdale with subsidized meals, entertainment, learning, support, and companionship. Chances are if you live in Riverdale, you are or you know one of our members!

Your participation this year will allow the Riverdale Y to better serve our community parents and grandparents.  Please honor and remember a parent or grandparent by participating in the 2019 Riverdale Run.

Learn more and sign up HERE.

kerry@ducey.org ( Riverdale Y.) Neighbors Mon, 13 May 2019 12:31:39 -0400
2019 Lasdon Plant Sale and Garden Show May 18 & May 19 in Katonah https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4459-2019-lasdon-plant-sale-and-garden-show-may-18-may-19-in-katonah4459-2019-lasdon-plant-sale-and-garden-show-may-18-may-19-in-katonah https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4459-2019-lasdon-plant-sale-and-garden-show-may-18-may-19-in-katonah4459-2019-lasdon-plant-sale-and-garden-show-may-18-may-19-in-katonah

2019 Lasdon Plant Sale and Garden Show is planned for Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 19 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Get ready to garden! Marvel at hundreds of plants, shrubs and trees at this amazing spring show! This year's plant sale will feature a broad selection of colorful annuals, including many hard-to-find and popular favorites that are easy to plant and care for. Come by and enjoy the park and browse our more than 30 vendors.

This is an outdoor, public event held at Lasdon Park & Arboretum, 2610 Amawalk Road, Katonah (located on the Conservatory Plaza and surrounding grounds). Parking and admission is free.

Friends of Lasdon Members ONLY Sneak preview evening (optional for vendors) on Friday, May 17 • 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

More details can be found HERE..

kerry@ducey.org ( Lasdon Park & Arboretum) Life Thu, 09 May 2019 09:21:00 -0400
Brew at the [Bronx] Zoo on Friday, June 14 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4468-brew-at-the-bronx-zoo-on-friday-june-144468-brew-at-the-bronx-zoo-on-friday-june-14 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4468-brew-at-the-bronx-zoo-on-friday-june-144468-brew-at-the-bronx-zoo-on-friday-june-14

Brew at the Zoo, summer edition, is coming to the Bronx Zoo on Friday, June 14.

From 6 to 7:30 p.m. grizzly bears, giraffes, lemurs, sea lions and more will be on exhibit. Stop by and see your favorites before the unlimited beer tastings begin.

At 7 p.m. we'll start pouring samples of over 100 varieties of wine and beer, so you can find a new favorite or enjoy a classic. When you're drinking beer, you need food, and we'll have plenty of options. Sample from numerous food trucks or enjoy classic bites at one of our zoo cafes, there will be a wide array of treats available for purchase.

Throughout the night, channel your inner rock star and sing karaoke with a live band, test your animal IQ during bar trivia, or take a break at the retro 80's lounge. We'll provide the soundtrack with a live band and DJs.

Round up the troops and join us for a one-of-a-kind night at the zoo.

Purchases tickets here.

kerry@ducey.org (The Bronx Zoo) Events Thu, 09 May 2019 06:08:00 -0400
Westchester County Health Department Offers Residents Free Minnows https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/publicsafety/4482-westchester-county-health-department-offers-residents-free-minnows4482-westchester-county-health-department-offers-residents-free-minnows https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/publicsafety/4482-westchester-county-health-department-offers-residents-free-minnows4482-westchester-county-health-department-offers-residents-free-minnows

Minnows, dunks and education are part of the county’s mosquito prevention strategy

To help residents keep their backyards free of mosquito breeding sites, the Westchester County Department of Health will give away free minnows for residential ponds and water features, along with mosquito dunks, advice and strategies to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile Virus, starting Friday.

A total of 450 pounds of minnows will be available at the Westchester County Airport, 2 Loop Road, West Harrison, 10604, as follows:

  •          Friday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  •          Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Residents with ornamental ponds can add fathead minnows to the water. The minnows eat mosquito larvae, preventing them from maturing into biters. Dunks serve the same purpose in birdbaths, rain barrels and unused pools. Residents who plan to pick up minnows should bring a bucket or pail. The Health Department will distribute the minnows in watertight plastic bags. To keep the minnows viable, residents should bring them straight home and release them immediately into ponds with at least eight inches of water.

Sherlita Amler, MD, Commissioner of Health, said: “With their hearty appetites, this baitfish can keep mosquitos from breeding in your pond and biting you in your own backyard.”

Any resident can help reduce the mosquito population, even without minnows, just by removing standing water around their yard, covering trash containers kept outside and draining birdbaths twice a week.

Amler added: “Mosquitoes can lay their eggs in a puddle, a flowerpot saucer or an old tire, so after it rains, pour out standing water and clear your yard and the pavement around your home of buckets, wheelbarrows and toys that hold standing water.”

Any large areas of standing water on public property that cannot easily be removed should be reported to the Health Department at (914) 813-5000.

For more information, download the “Westchester County Cares Bug Off” brochure on the West Nile Virus page at http://health.westchestergov.com

keytocomputing@gmail.com (Margaret Carey) Public safety Wed, 08 May 2019 11:02:50 -0400
Fun on The Waterfront This Weekend https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4481-fun-on-the-waterfront-this-weekend4481-fun-on-the-waterfront-this-weekend https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4481-fun-on-the-waterfront-this-weekend4481-fun-on-the-waterfront-this-weekend


May 8, 2019, Yonkers, NY - On Saturday, May 11th, the one-of-a-kind Groundwork Hudson Valley Science Barge will commemorate its 11th anniversary of calling the Yonkers waterfront home, as well as the nearly $1 million renovations and enhancements made over a two year period with a larger-than-life celebration.

The Groundwork Hudson Valley Science Barge is the only hydroponic greenhouse that runs exclusively on renewable energy generated by solar panels, wind turbines, and biofuels, and is irrigated solely by collected rainwater and purified river water – thus operating completely “off-the-grid”.

Festivities will include a tribute to the recently retired Science Barge Director, Bob Walters, interactive educational tours of the new-and-improved Science Barge, live music, food trucks, live animals, face painting, planting and crafting, and eel catching.

What: 2019 Groundwork Hudson Valley Science Barge Grand Opening

Where: 99 Dock Street, Yonkers, NY 10701

When: Saturday, May 11th, 12:00PM – 4:00PM

Ribbon cutting with Mayor Mike Spano begins promptly at 12:30PM


aseward100@aol.com (Groundwork Hudson Valley) Places Wed, 08 May 2019 10:08:02 -0400
Truckin' Event Mother's Day Riverdale on May 8 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4480-truckin-event-mother-s-day-riverdale-on-may-84480-truckin-event-mother-s-day-riverdale-on-may-8 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4480-truckin-event-mother-s-day-riverdale-on-may-84480-truckin-event-mother-s-day-riverdale-on-may-8

Truckin' with KRVC Mother's Day Craft Event & Riverdale Corridor Improvement Day on Wednesday, May 8 from 2 to 4pm at DJ Drugs.

We will have a face painter and stilt walker for the kids. We will also have a craft table set up for kids to make Mother's Day cards. 

We will be doing beautification, clean up and flower planting along the Avenue.

And DJ Drugs, one of our top sponsors, will have terrific specials for the day.

Learn more here.


kerry@ducey.org (KRVC) Events Sun, 05 May 2019 12:45:28 -0400
Al Oerter Springfest on Saturday, May 11 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4479-al-oerter-springfest-on-saturday-may-114479-al-oerter-springfest-on-saturday-may-11 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4479-al-oerter-springfest-on-saturday-may-114479-al-oerter-springfest-on-saturday-may-11

Al Oerter Springfest on Saturday, May 11 from 11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m. at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Come out and join us at Springfest for a day of exciting activities including:

  • Zumba Demo
  • Adaptive Fitness Demo
  • Train Insane Bootcamp Demo
  • Family Dodgeball Game
  • Hula Hoop Competition
  • Photo Booth w/ Props
  • Event Passport
  • Arts & Crafts Projects
  • Prize Raffle, and more!     
Al Oerter Recreation Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 131-40 Fowler Ave. in Queens
Directions to this location
Learn more about this event here.
kerry@ducey.org (NYC.Gov) Events Sun, 05 May 2019 12:35:42 -0400
Brooklyn Band Heads to Catskills https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4477-brooklyn-band-heads-to-catskills4477-brooklyn-band-heads-to-catskills https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4477-brooklyn-band-heads-to-catskills4477-brooklyn-band-heads-to-catskills

American Nomads are a Greenpoint-based Americana group whose first single, “A Revelation’s Gonna Come,” reached number six on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart. Musicians Walter Kenul and Dante DeLemos, along with lyricist Richard Humann founded the band American Nomads. They have worked together on numerous musical projects, including their most recent band before the founding of American Nomads, DRW that from 2010 to 2015 has released two full-length albums and two singles. 

American Nomads is comprised of musicians, Walter Kenul on lead vocals, keyboards and accordion, Dante DeLemos on lead vocals and guitars, Susan Darmiento on lead and background vocals, Joseph Humann on harmonica, background vocals and percussion, George LaGrange on guitars and background vocals, Jay Rivera on bass, and Joe Conoscenti on drums. Multi-gold and platinum recording artist, Sammy Merendino plays drums and percussion on their single A Revelation's Gonna Come, and Steve Count plays bass. - (from American Nomads Biography Facebook)

Check out their appearance on May 11th in the Catskills. Tickets ares still available. Dancing Cat Saloon

2037 State Route 17B, Bethel, New York 12720



aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Wed, 01 May 2019 13:03:44 -0400
conXpo Conference on May 14 for Westchester Businesses https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4478-conxpo-conference-on-may-14-for-westchester-businesses4478-conxpo-conference-on-may-14-for-westchester-businesses https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4478-conxpo-conference-on-may-14-for-westchester-businesses4478-conxpo-conference-on-may-14-for-westchester-businesses


A Conference Designed to Connect Businesses to Procurement Opportunities in Westchester 

The Westchester County Office of Economic Development has announced conXpo, a conference designed to connect Minority/Women-Owned Businesses (MWBEs), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOBs) and Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBEs) to procurement opportunities within Westchester County.

The half-day conference is being held May 14 from 8 am to noon at the Westchester County Center, White Plains.

At conXpo, participants will have the opportunity to network with hundreds of businesses and municipalities within the County including colleges and universities, hospitals and New York State Power Authority. Workshop topics will include:

  •          What MWBEs, SDVOBs and DBEs need to know about purchasing and contracting opportunities
  •          How to successfully bid on RFP opportunities
  •          Accessing capital to help grow your business
  •          Guiding through New York State and Westchester County MWBE Certification process

“Westchester’s businesses are the key to economic growth in the County, and we want to help facilitate that growth in any way we can,” said Westchester County Executive George Latimer. “ConXpo is a unique opportunity for minority and women owned businesses, service disabled veteran owned businesses and disadvantaged business enterprises to learn about contracting and procurement opportunities throughout the County. We want to partner with all businesses, both large and small, to help them achieve success.”

“We are very pleased to present this exciting and important conference which is tailored to MWBE, SDVOB and DBE businesses that want to do business with government, higher education and healthcare institutions. Exhibitors will have an opportunity to connect with hundreds of businesses that could be future customers,” said Bridget Gibbons, Director of the Westchester County Office of Economic Development. “This conference is part of Westchester County’s ongoing commitment to helping businesses grow and thrive.”

“Many of Westchester’s newest businesses are unaware of all of the resources and opportunities that are available to help them thrive in the County,” said Martha Lopez. “ConXpo is an exciting opportunity for businesses that were previously unable to compete on an equal level, to get their foot in the door.”

General admission is $10. Business exhibitor table is $250 and includes five tickets. Exhibitor table of non-profits and municipalities is $100 and includes five tickets.   

To register for the conference, visit http://bit.ly/conxpo2019 Deadline for registration and/or participation in the conference is May 7. Space is limited. For any questions about the conference contact:ce-mwob@westchestergov.com

keytocomputing@gmail.com (Westchester County Office of Economic Development) Events Wed, 01 May 2019 11:03:02 -0400
Carvel Celebrates 85 Years with 85 Cent Cones on May 2 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4476-carvel-celebrates-85-years-with-85-cent-cones-on-may-24476-carvel-celebrates-85-years-with-85-cent-cones-on-may-2 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4476-carvel-celebrates-85-years-with-85-cent-cones-on-may-24476-carvel-celebrates-85-years-with-85-cent-cones-on-may-2

For Carvel's birthday, the gift is all yours. Come by your local participating Carvel any time on Thursday, May 2nd and get an 85¢ junior soft ice cream cone or cup. you can enjoy their classic vanilla, chocolate, or the brand new Cold Brew Coffee ice cream. Only one per person, but bring as many people as you want.

Carvel began selling ice cream out of his truck in 1929 in Hartsdale, New York. On Memorial Day weekend in 1934, his truck had a flat tire, so he pulled into a parking lot next to a pottery store and began selling his melting ice cream to vacationers who were driving by and he built his first permanent store at that location.

There are over 400 Carvel franchises and food service locations in 24 states, according to the company, but it says its key markets are in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York. Their headquarters are in Farmington, Ct.

To locate a Carvel ice cream store near you visit carvel.com

kerry@ducey.org (Peter Carey) Life Mon, 29 Apr 2019 12:56:19 -0400