Rye's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/rye Sat, 02 Jul 2022 03:53:04 -0400 HamletHub.com Rye Playland Fireworks (and Friday Night Fireworks) https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/5265-rye-playland-july-4th-fireworks-and-friday-night-fireworks5265-rye-playland-july-4th-fireworks-and-friday-night-fireworks https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/5265-rye-playland-july-4th-fireworks-and-friday-night-fireworks5265-rye-playland-july-4th-fireworks-and-friday-night-fireworks

July 4th & Friday Night Fireworks at Rye Playland

July 2nd-4th at 9:15 pm, and on every Friday following

For the season’s full schedule and admission prices, go to PlaylandPark.org or call the park at (914) 813-7010. Parking is $10.

Playland is located in Rye and can be reached via the New England Thruway (I-95) Playland Parkway exit 19. Follow this directly into Playland.

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Fri, 01 Jul 2022 13:22:54 -0400
Hybrid Work Company, Daybase, to Open Westchester Location in July https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/5264-hybrid-work-company-daybase-to-open-westchester-location-in-july5264-hybrid-work-company-daybase-to-open-westchester-location-in-july https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/5264-hybrid-work-company-daybase-to-open-westchester-location-in-july5264-hybrid-work-company-daybase-to-open-westchester-location-in-july

Daybase, the hybrid work company, today announced the opening of its first location in Westchester County: Daybase Westchester. This location will be the company’s second in its expansion across the country.

Daybase Westchester will be located at 326 Halstead Avenue in Harrison, New York. The company plans to officially open its doors on July 25 and has started accepting sign-ups for its “Founding Member Club” program.

“The future of work is here,” said Daybase CEO, Joel Steinhaus. “In the past, individuals and companies alike did not have a professional-grade, locally available, on-demand option between home and the office. We created Daybase to solve this challenge and bring a long overdue alternative to the neighborhood.”

Daybase, which was founded in 2020 in New York City, offers workers the benefits of the office experience but with first-of-its-kind convenience and flexibility. The company began the development of a national network of neighborhood coworking spots, opening its first location in Hoboken, N.J. in February.

Daybase Westchester comprises 4,981 square-feet of street-level retail space in a brand-new AvalonBay Communities development located directly adjacent to the Harrison Metro North train station.

Daybase Westchester will be open Monday through Friday and include access to on-site concierge services, unlimited office supplies, enterprise-grade WIFI and locally sourced coffee and tea.

Daybase is ideal for those looking to work closer to home, but not in their homes all the time. Monthly membership to the coworking space includes unlimited access to every Daylounge nationwide. Members and non-members alike have access to a variety of space types including individual workstations, private focus rooms, and larger meeting rooms designed for in-person collaboration and hybrid meetings, all bookable by the hour.

Now remote and hybrid workers who live nearby will be able to find the ideal space for focused work, hours-long blocks of video calls, or meetings with colleagues, all reserved easily through the Daybase mobile app. Whether needing a space for a handful of times each month, or on a consistent basis throughout the workweek, Daybase has flexible plans to support the perfect working schedule and give people more autonomy over their time.

Founding Membership offers a 50% discount for the first three months, starting at $25 per month, and provides unlimited Daylounge access and a range of credits for bookable spaces, as well as guest Daypasses.

Daybase was founded by former WeWork executives Joel Steinhaus and Doug Chambers. By partnering with AvalonBay Communities, Daybase is responding to the growing demand for flexible work space within multi-family, mixed-use, and retail developments across Westchester and the country.

A recent survey from “Pulse” and Stanford University found 78% of global workers want flexibility and 74% of U.S. companies are switching to hybrid work models.

 For more information, please visit http://www.daybase.co.

kerry@ducey.org (PR) Places Thu, 30 Jun 2022 08:30:20 -0400
The Osborn in Rye Announces Academic Achievement Awards https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/5263-the-osborn-in-rye-announces-academic-achievement-awards5263-the-osborn-in-rye-announces-academic-achievement-awards https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/5263-the-osborn-in-rye-announces-academic-achievement-awards5263-the-osborn-in-rye-announces-academic-achievement-awards

The Osborn senior living community’s Residents’ Association donated more than $50,000 in Academic Achievement Awards to employees’ children pursuing college degrees. The 44 scholarships of $1,200 each were recently presented at The Osborn’s monthly Residents’ Association meeting.

The Academic Achievement Awards program was initiated in 2002 by Dr. Edward Pasciuti, an educator and philanthropist who has been a resident of The Osborn’s Sterling Park Independent Living community for more than two decades. Through Dr. Pasciuti’s leadership and his committee’s efforts, The Osborn’s Residents’ Association has raised and distributed more than $500,000 in academic scholarships over the course of 20 years. The funds are donated by The Osborn’s Sterling Park residents and administered through The Osborn Foundation.

“My entire background is in education – nearly 40 years with the New Rochelle School District as an educator and counselor,” said Dr. Pasciuti. “I wanted to do something to carry on my life’s work in education and to help the children of Osborn employees – some of whom were the first in their families to attend college.”

Each year, the resident-led donation drive works to increase the number of students who are helped and the amount they receive. Current recipients of the award are eligible for all four years of their undergraduate education.

Osborn President and CEO Matthew G. Anderson commented, “Dr. Pasciuti’s energy and commitment to making a positive difference inspire all of us at The Osborn. The generosity that he and the other residents demonstrate through the Academic Achievement Awards means a great deal to our hardworking employees and their families.”

Dr. Pasciuti concluded, “These employees take care of us and this Academic Achievement program enables us to help them and their children. It’s a way of showing the next generation – our future leaders – that we appreciate them and want to help them further their education.”

kerry@ducey.org (Leslie Wells) Places Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:35:47 -0400
White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars Returns to Kensico Dam Plaza https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/5262-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza5262-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/5262-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza5262-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza

Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative present the White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars, which kicks off with the musical comedy, Sing 2 (2021-PG) on Friday, July 15, at Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla. 

County Executive George Latimer said, “Outdoor movies bring back fond childhood memories. I hope Westchester County residents will start some treasured family traditions and take advantage of this wonderful program, which is possible thanks to our sponsors! 
Parks Commissioner, Kathleen O’Connor said, “Summertime is synonymous with outdoor movies, and Kensico’s great lawn is the perfect spot to enjoy a free movie with family and friends on a warm summer night.”
The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and movies begin at sundown. The event is rain or shine. Admission and parking are free. Moviegoers should bring blankets, folding chairs and a picnic. Refreshments will be available for sale.
The other movies in the series are:
  • Boss Baby 2: Family Business (2021-PG) on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021-PG 13) on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Glen Island Park , New Rochelle
  • The Addams Family 2 (2021-PG) on Friday, Oct. 21, at Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson
The White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative with Westchester Parks Foundation, and support from Westchester Talk Radio, 100.7 WHUD, 107.1 The Peak, Palisades Mazda, The Premier Collection, Look Dine-In Cinemas, Valley Bank, Hamlethub, Robison, LLP, Inspiria Outdoor Advertising, and Westchester Magazine.
Click here for details.
Movies may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions.
kerry@ducey.org (Westchester.Gov) Events Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:14:00 -0400
Westchester resident Paul Asaro represents Team USA in Special Olympics, takes home Gold https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/neighbors/5261-westchester-resident-paul-asaro-represents-team-usa-in-special-olympics-takes-home-gold5261-westchester-resident-paul-asaro-represents-team-usa-in-special-olympics-takes-home-gold https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/neighbors/5261-westchester-resident-paul-asaro-represents-team-usa-in-special-olympics-takes-home-gold5261-westchester-resident-paul-asaro-represents-team-usa-in-special-olympics-takes-home-gold

Over 5,000 athletes and coaches arrived in Orlando, Florida on June 5 to compete in the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. Among them was star athlete Paul Asaro, of Eastchester, who has been a Special Olympics New York athlete since 1994 and a coach since 2008.

According to Asaro’s coach, Courtney Sim, the longtime athlete won two medals for his performance including the gold medal for the first-ever open swim competition and a silver medal in the Triathlon. 

“I’m beyond proud to have been part of his journey. He is an incredible athlete to coach!” said Coach Sim.

The open swim competition was on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at Luckys Lake in Central Florida. This was the first-ever Open Swim for the U.S. Special Olympics. “He edged out the competition for a gold medal with a time of 36:06!” explains Coach Sim.

Three’s a charm for this incredible athlete! Asaro’s triathlon performance was stellar. In the 440-yard swim, 10.8 Mille bike ride and 5k run, Asaro took home the Silver.

“The Triathlon was held in Clermont, Florida where Paul received the silver medal with a time of 1:33:35!” Coach Sim says.

Thank you for making New York and Eastchester proud, Paul! #ShineON!

Special Olympics USA featured musical guest Sara Bareilles, Presenting Partner Jersey Mike's Subs, Host Partner Walt Disney World and Global Broadcast Partner ESPN.

Learn more about this incredible athlete HERE.

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Thu, 16 Jun 2022 08:20:52 -0400
Stand With Westchester County As We Gather Against Hate https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/5260-stand-with-westchester-county-as-we-gather-against-hate5260-stand-with-westchester-county-as-we-gather-against-hate https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/5260-stand-with-westchester-county-as-we-gather-against-hate5260-stand-with-westchester-county-as-we-gather-against-hate


Join the Westchester County community as they come together as one "United Against Hate!" in all forms!

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15th from 4 to 5 P.M.



WHITE PLAINS NY, 10601 (Rain Date. June 16)

kerry@ducey.org (Westchester County) Events Wed, 08 Jun 2022 08:58:49 -0400
Bowl for Kids' Sake Benefits BBBS of Westchester County https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/charities/5258-bowl-for-kids-sake-benefits-bbbs-of-westchester-county5258-bowl-for-kids-sake-benefits-bbbs-of-westchester-county https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/charities/5258-bowl-for-kids-sake-benefits-bbbs-of-westchester-county5258-bowl-for-kids-sake-benefits-bbbs-of-westchester-county

After a two-year hiatus, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County, Inc. invites the community to its annual fundraiser, Bowl for Kids’ Sake, on Tuesday, June 7th from 6 - 8 pm at Bowlero Lanes in White Plains.


“We haven’t been able to hit the lanes with this fun event since 2019 due to COVID, but we’re thrilled to bring it back in 2022,” said Valerie Brown, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County, Inc.  “It’s a great way for our community to support us and learn more about the life-changing mentoring work we do, while rolling strikes and competing for prizes.”

The last Bowl for Kids’ Sake in 2019 saw a turnout of 175 people and raised $35k.  This year Big Brothers Big Sisters is raising the bar with a goal of $40k.  Participants can sign up individually or create a team of 4 to 6 people.  Teams are asked to raise at least $500, or $100 per person.  It’s as simple as rallying friends, neighbors and co-workers to join in the fun.  Participants should register on the event webpage.

“Once your team is established the excitement builds from there.  We encourage all participants to generate momentum for this event by spreading the word on social media and across their communities,” adds Brown. “Ultimately, this event makes a huge impact in so many young lives. Every dollar raised helps us create and support more one-to-one mentoring matches that turn at-risk kids into confident, productive adults.”

To register for the event as an individual, team, or corporate sponsor, or to simply donate, please visit:  https://bit.ly/bowlforkids2022.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County, Inc.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County, Inc. is a youth mentoring organization that serves children who face adversity in New York’s Westchester and Putnam counties to help keep them in school, away from violence and substance abuse, while assisting them to achieve their full potential in life. This mission is achieved through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships under a Big/Little model which matches adult volunteers (Bigs) with children ages 7 to 17 (Littles).  Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is the oldest and largest youth mentoring program in the United States with 238 agencies in over 5,000 communities. More than 275,000 mentors volunteer their time as Bigs and over 135,000 new mentoring matches were formed last year alone. Visit www.bigswestchester.org for more information on becoming a Big, to donate and for a calendar of upcoming events.

PHOTO:  Game on!  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County Inc. will host its Bowl for Kids’ Sake annual fundraising event on Tuesday, June 7th from 6-8pm at Bowlero Lanes in White Plains. The winners of the 2019 event were Big Alex and Little Carlos. The non-profit organization hopes to raise $40k to benefit its renowned mentorship program.

Photo Courtesy of: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County Inc

kathy@alliancesbyalisa.com (Alisa Gaudiosi) Charities Tue, 31 May 2022 08:44:04 -0400
Westchester High School Student Creates a Dance Costume Drive https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/neighbors/5257-westchester-high-school-student-creates-a-dance-costume-drive5257-westchester-high-school-student-creates-a-dance-costume-drive https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/neighbors/5257-westchester-high-school-student-creates-a-dance-costume-drive5257-westchester-high-school-student-creates-a-dance-costume-drive

“Give your dance costume a second life for a dancer who will shine in it just as you did”

Isabel Lavery, a junior at Croton-Harmon High School has created a dance costume drive she calls “Star2Star” to collect new and gently used dance costumes to help dedicated dance students in need look great and feel more confident when they perform.

Isabel has enlisted the support of Repertoire Dance Shop at 65 Garth Road in Scarsdale and Ms. Dancewear & Footwear Boutique at 1870 East Main Street in Mohegan Lake as collection points where parents and dancers can drop off costumes that they want to donate.  

Isabel is looking to collect lightly used dance costumes for all genders from child to adult sizes and she is also collecting leotards that are in good shape.

As Isabel says, “So many dancers and families have old costumes that are barely wore, sitting in their closets for years. By donating these costumes, you are giving them a second life, and helping others in the dance community!”

Isabel has partnered with ArtsWestschester, Westchester’s leading non-profit organization to support the Arts in the area, to help coordinate the distribution of the donated dance costumes to dance schools located in Yonkers and Mount Vernon.

As the pandemic disrupted life and made finances challenging for so many families, and with inflation on the rise, increasing the cost of costumes and dance gear, Isabel’s goal is to help students perform without worrying about typical costs, landing them a dance costume before they take the stage. Isabel says, “I remember how excited and confident I felt trying on costumes for my first performance. With Star 2 Star, I hope to help others and give back to dance which has been such a big part of my life.”

Isabel has also set up an email address where she can be contacted to answer any questions that parents or dancers might have. She can be contacted at star2star.dcd@gmail.com. If dance schools or dance companies have large donations, they are encouraged to contact the shop first, or reach out to Isabel directly via her email address.

Isabel’s dance costume drive is running now through Wednesday, May 25th, so that costumes can be distributed before year-end recitals in late Spring.

As Isabel says, “I have danced since I was 4 at schools in Westchester and in the city and have seen how costumes can make the production. I decided to start this project because I have many costumes hanging in my closet that I will never fit into again that have accumulated since my first performance, when I was dressed up as a sequined puppy! Donating these costumes gives them a second life and helps others who will use them. I hope that the future stars who get these costumes love them as much as the stars who donated them!”

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Wed, 04 May 2022 13:44:29 -0400
SIDE SHOW returns to New York for Limited Engagement playing White Plains Performing Arts Center https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/5256-side-show-returns-to-new-york-for-limited-engagement-playing-white-plains-performing-arts-center5256-side-show-returns-to-new-york-for-limited-engagement-playing-white-plains-performing-arts-center https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/5256-side-show-returns-to-new-york-for-limited-engagement-playing-white-plains-performing-arts-center5256-side-show-returns-to-new-york-for-limited-engagement-playing-white-plains-performing-arts-center

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is proud to announce its upcoming Mainstage production of SIDE SHOW, playing April 22 – May 8.

From the composer of Dreamgirls comes a remarkable, true story of famed entertainers and twins, Violet and Daisy Hilton, who became famous during the 1930’s. SIDE SHOW is a moving portrait of two women whose bond brings them the spectacle of fame, but denies them true love and acceptance.

As the starring act of a downtrodden touring sideshow on the Orpheum Circuit; they are eager to accept an offer of fame, fortune and potential romance proffered by talent scouts Terry and Buddy who ultimately launch The Hilton Sisters into Hollywood stardom. Nominated for 4 TONY Awards (including Best Score, Best Book and Best Musical); SIDE SHOW is a stunning reminder of the importance to accept and celebrate what makes us unique; a story that will undoubtedly touch your heart. 

The cast of SIDE SHOW is led by Jack Brewer (Cinderella: MUNY) as Buddy, Andrew Foote (Jekyll & Hyde, Les Mis Tours) as the Boss, Bronson Norris Murphy (Broadway:The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies Tour) as Terry, Rebecca Kuznick (Sistas) as Violet, Emily Kristen Morris (Something Rotten Tour) as Daisy and Miguel Ángel Vásquez (Ragtime, Showboat)  in the role of Jake.

Rounding out the cast is Matthew Blum, Brianna Brice, Logan Graye, Matt Henningsen, Keith Mankowski, Jenna Leigh Miller, Taylor Okey, David Neil Ossman, Alexander Rothfield, Emily Royer, Rebecca Skowron and Rosie Staudt.

“We are so excited to get to bring the original 1997 version of this show to our stage this season. says Stephen Ferri Executive Producer of WPPAC. “The show has been a personal favorite of mine for years and we look forward to giving the Side Show fans another chance to see this rarely done show while exposing a new generation of audiences to this beautiful show.”

“25 years later, SIDE SHOW resonates today more than ever. The show is a call for authentic universal empathy in order to advance our understanding of the human experience. We will only make meaningful change and progress once we remediate marginalization in all its forms in our society. In order to do that, SIDE SHOW asks us to find and see the other in each other.” Says Director Frank Portanova.

SIDE SHOW is Directed by Frank Portanova with Music Direction by Stephen Ferri and Choreography by Antoinette DiPietropolo. Scenic Design by Christopher & Justin Swader, Lighting Design by Daisy Long, Sound Design by Jon Weston, Stage Managed by Suzi Bonnot. Music by Henry Krieger, Book & Lyrics by Bill Russell.

SIDE SHOW will play the White Plains Performing Arts Center Friday, April 22 8pm; Saturday, April 23 8pm; Sunday, April 24 2pm; Thursday, April 28 2pm; Friday, April 29 8pm; Saturday, April 30 8pm; Sunday, May 1 2pm; Thursday, May 5 2pm; Friday, May 6 8pm; Saturday, May 7 8pm; and Sunday, May 8 2pm.

The White Plains Performing Arts Center is located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains, minutes from the White Plains Metro North Station. For tickets visit the theatre box office Monday-Friday (11am-6pm), purchase the tickets online at wppac.com or call 914-328-1600. For Group Sales, please contact boxoffice@wppac.com.

kerry@ducey.org (WPPAC) Events Mon, 25 Apr 2022 13:47:54 -0400
Westchester County's Household Recycling Day Tomorrow! https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/5255-westchester-county-s-household-recycling-day-tomorrow5255-westchester-county-s-household-recycling-day-tomorrow https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/5255-westchester-county-s-household-recycling-day-tomorrow5255-westchester-county-s-household-recycling-day-tomorrow

DEF will be hosting it's first Household Recycling Day (HRD) on April 23rd, 9 am to 3 pm, at FDR State Park! After a successful event in 2021, DEF will be returning to FDR State Park and accepting old medications, chemicals, electronics and other materials from County Residents. Last year, DEF hosted 4 HRD events across the County and welcomed over 2500 residents. We hope to see you at our first event on April 23rd and future events! Future events will be listed on the Westchester County events calendar.

If you cannot make an HRD event, you can visit DEF's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY. The permanent facility accepts the same items as the HRDs and is open year-round. Household hazardous waste and other items worthy of special handling are accepted from Westchester County residents on an appointment-only basis

At HRDs, service works on a first-come-first-served basis, and in extreme weather when working conditions are deemed unsafe, events may be cancelled or terminated early. The Mobile Shredder is available at all HRDs, but be advised that on occasion the Mobile Shredder unit can reach its maximum capacity for paper shredding before closing time. Although infrequent, residents should be aware of this and open minded of the possibility of an early closure. On the day of an event, residents can call the County's Recycling HelpLine at (914) 813-5425 to check on a cancellation or early closure.

Follow these simple rules:

  • Remember to close all bags and bottles tightly.

  • All chemicals must be in original or labeled containers.

  • Place all chemicals in a sturdy box and in the trunk of your car.

    There is no fee, but pre-registration is required for 100 pounds or more of solid material or 25 gallons or more of liquid. To pre-register, call the Recycling HelpLine at (914) 813-5425.

The following items are collected at the events:

Properly labeled household chemicals, including-

  • Most automotive fluids – antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline

  • Common household cleaners

  • Flammable liquids – kerosene, butane, charcoal fluid, turpentine

  • Metal, jewelry and furniture polishes, and wood preservatives

  • Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, photographic and swimming pool chemicals

  • Fluorescent light bulbs and CFLs

  • Fire extinguishers

  • Propane tanks (1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 pound tanks)

  • Batteries – only auto, rechargeable and button cell types

  • Household appliances with Freon – air conditioners, refrigerators, dehumidifier

  • Mercury thermometers and thermostats

  • E-waste – items related to communications, including TVs, computers, monitors and related accessories, printers, fax machines, cell phones, radios, stereos, and speakers

  • Car tires (maximum 10)

  • Expired or unused pharmaceuticals – both prescription and over the counter

  • Confidential documents

The items below are not accepted. For disposal information, call the Recycling HelpLine at (914) 813-5425.

  • Paint - Latex – harden paint and put it out with the household trash in solid form. Air dry and use kitty litter or waste paint hardener. Exception: Rye Brook, White Plains and Yorktown residents must dispose of empty or hardened paint cans on bulk pick-up days.

  • Non-rechargeable batteries – discard with household trash

  • Motor oil – take to service station or motor oil retail outlet

  • Compressed gas cylinders – helium and oxygen tanks

  • Smoke and fire detectors – discard with household trash

  • Explosives – flares, fireworks, ammunition

  • Medical waste – hypodermic needles

  • Construction and demolition debris – materials from home improvement and construction projects (e.g. drywall, wood, pipes, fixtures)

  • Materials from commercial and institutional users

kerry@ducey.org (DEF) Events Fri, 22 Apr 2022 12:27:00 -0400
United Way of Westchester and Putnam awards $1.5 million in grants and other community impact https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/charities/5252-united-way-of-westchester-and-putnam-awards-1-5-million-in-grants-and-other-community-impact5252-united-way-of-westchester-and-putnam-awards-1-5-million-in-grants-and-other-community-impact https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/charities/5252-united-way-of-westchester-and-putnam-awards-1-5-million-in-grants-and-other-community-impact5252-united-way-of-westchester-and-putnam-awards-1-5-million-in-grants-and-other-community-impact

United Way of Westchester and Putnam announced the awarding of $1.5 million in funding from Phase 39 and Phase ARPA-R of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program to Westchester County nonprofits.
“Housing and food insecurity still plague many residents in Westchester County,” said United Way President and CEO Tom Gabriel. “In response, the United Way is honored to administer $1.5 million in Emergency Food and Shelter funding to help our nonprofit partners address the basic human needs of hundreds of thousands of families in our community.”
This program, which is administered locally by United Way of Westchester and Putnam, provides federal funding to extend currently available services for the hungry and homeless.
The organizations awarded funds include:
kerry@ducey.org (United Way of of Westchester and Putnam) Charities Wed, 06 Apr 2022 12:05:06 -0400
High school students from Westchester and Putnam counties will represent the region at national and international science and engineering competitions https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/neighbors/5251-high-school-students-from-westchester-and-putnam-counties-will-represent-the-region-at-national-and-international-science-and-engineering-competitions5251-high-school-students-from-westchester-and-putnam-counties-will-represent-the-region-at-national-and-international-science-and-engineering-competitions https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/neighbors/5251-high-school-students-from-westchester-and-putnam-counties-will-represent-the-region-at-national-and-international-science-and-engineering-competitions5251-high-school-students-from-westchester-and-putnam-counties-will-represent-the-region-at-national-and-international-science-and-engineering-competitions

35 local high school students from Westchester and Putnam counties will represent the region at national and international science and engineering competitions after advancing at the 21st annual Regeneron Westchester (and Putnam) Science & Engineering Fair (WESEF).

Winners were announced at a celebratory awards ceremony at Somers High School on March 24. In addition, approximately 200 students were recognized with top awards and prizes.

On March 19 and 20, participants, mostly seniors and juniors from Westchester and Putnam counties, showcased their multi-year science research projects virtually to judges during the science fair competition.

Twenty students won spots to compete at the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF), the largest international science fair in the world. ISEF will be held May 7 – 13 in Atlanta, GA, and will bring together more than 1,800 science fair winners from over 75 countries in a hybrid format.

ISEF Finalists include:

High School

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First Name

Title of Your Research




Post-SARS-CoV-2 Symptoms and Conditions In Patients Aged 18 and Older

Byram Hills



Tell me a story: The effects of storytelling vs. story-reading on the executive functions of fourth graders

Byram Hills



“Keep your eye on the ball”: A comparative study of the visual tracking accuracy of baseball batters and non-athletes during knuckleball tracking.

Byram Hills



Investigating the unexplored genome: Evaluating the role of the long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) Morrbid in the development of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)




Quantum Teleportation on Novel Qubits




The Effect of Hordeum vulgare l. Extract and Phragmites australis Extract on the Growth of Cyanobacteria in a Freshwater Environment




Identification of Chemical Contaminants in Spiked Beverages with the use of Infrared Spectroscopy through Development of Inexpensive and Inconspicuous Device to Identify Date-Rape Drugs




Quantifying Linguistic Polarization for Congressional Representatives Facing Primary Challengers: A Random Effects Logit Regression Approach




The Effect of N-methyl D-aspartate Receptor Shutdown on Neural Stem Cell Proliferation in Zebrafish Larvae

Horace Greeley



Assessing the role of constitutive JAK/STAT signaling in JAK-p53 post-MPN leukemia cell maintenance using a novel knock-in/knock-out mouse model of JAK2V617F




SMART-Screen: A Point-of-Care COVID-19 Active Replication Detection System




Assessing the Distribution of Excessive Noise Exposure and the Risk of Tinnitus Onset in Opera, Orchestra, and High School Musicians.




Elucidating Terrestrial Optical Refrigeration Through Transpiration in Rhizophora mangle and Chlorophyll a Fluorescence in Low-Polarity Mediums




Pediatric BMSC Exosome Treatment Requires Interaction with Bone Tissue Defect Environment to Improve Bone Repair

Pelham Memorial



Autonomous UGV Inspection and Monitoring of Electrical Substations

Pelham Memorial



Developing and Assessing Fucose-Based Water-Soluble Bioplastics

Pelham Memorial



Diagnostic Accuracy of Deep Learning's Computational Photography in the Morphology of Acute Myeloid Leukemia




Altered Homer1b/c Volumes and mGluR1/5-Homer1b/c Colocalization in Parkinson’s Disease-Linked LRRK2 G2019S mice




Evaluating the Efficacy of Organic Management Methods on Invasive Japanese Stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum)




A Novel Investigation of the Effects of EphA4 on Axon Regeneration in the Spinal Cord


Fifteen students won a spot at the International Genius Olympiad, where more than 500 students from over 70 countries will compete with projects focused on sustainability in the areas of energy, environment, engineering and global health. The International Genius Olympiad will take place [virtually] in early June [Rochester, NY].

International Genius Olympiad Finalists include:



Student Name


Cellular and Molecular Biology

Alicia Chang


Cellular and Molecular Biology

Grace Zhou


Environmental Sciences

Yansi Foong


Medicine and Health Sciences

Noah Nager


Behavioral and Social Sciences

Sydney Mascoll

New Rochelle

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Anna Barlis


Behavioral and Social Sciences

Julia Laurentowski


Animal Sciences

Shae Shandroff


Behavioral and Social Sciences

Mia Hoxhaj

Putnam Valley

Plant Sciences

Tara Dolack

Rye Country Day

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Aadi Bhattacharya


Medicine and Health Sciences

Jaden Tepper


Environmental Sciences

Zoe Gutherman


Medicine and Health Sciences

Rachel Thomas


Medicine and Health Sciences

Raka Bose

See the complete list of all category and special award winners in Westchester and Putnam Counties, HERE.

The Regeneron - Westchester Science and Engineering Fair, is made possible by the generous contributions of local corporations including Regeneron PharmaceuticalsCon Edison and Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation,. Additional sponsors include Westchester Academy of MedicineCarl Zeiss MicroscopyMomentive Performance Materials and others. In total, the sponsors have donated over $150,000 for this year’s event, enabling WESEF to award nearly 60 percent of all students with some form of recognition. 

For more information and schedules, visit www.wesef.org.

kerry@ducey.org ( Michael Blueglass) Neighbors Tue, 29 Mar 2022 12:39:10 -0400
Young Families Passover Celebration at Emanu-El on April 3 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/5246-young-families-passover-celebration-at-emanu-el5246-young-families-passover-celebration-at-emanu-el https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/5246-young-families-passover-celebration-at-emanu-el5246-young-families-passover-celebration-at-emanu-el

Families are invited to celebrate Passover with song, crafts, community, and fun on Sunday, April 3.

This program is free and open to the community and is appropriate for children age 12 months through 2nd grade. 

RSVP here!

For more information, contact Naomi Fabes at 914-967-4382 x1015 or nfabes@c-e-w.org.

alevitt@congregationemanuel.org (Abbie Levitt) Events Tue, 29 Mar 2022 10:17:52 -0400
Pre-K/K Passover Celebration at Emanu-El https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/5245-pre-k-k-passover-celebration-at-emanu-el5245-pre-k-k-passover-celebration-at-emanu-el https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/5245-pre-k-k-passover-celebration-at-emanu-el5245-pre-k-k-passover-celebration-at-emanu-el

Drop-off your little matzah ball off to learn about the holiday of Passover through hands-on artistic exploration on Sunday, April 3.

This program is followed by a Young Families Passover Celebration at 10:45am.

Free and open to the community. RSVP here!

For more information, contact Naomi Fabes at 914-967-4382 x1015 or nfabes@c-e-w.org.

alevitt@congregationemanuel.org (Abbie Levitt) Events Tue, 29 Mar 2022 10:15:11 -0400
Westchester County Youth Bureau Seeks Applicants for the New York State Governor’s Youth Council https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/politics/5250-westchester-county-youth-bureau-seeks-applicants-for-the-new-york-state-governor-s-youth-council5250-westchester-county-youth-bureau-seeks-applicants-for-the-new-york-state-governor-s-youth-council https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/politics/5250-westchester-county-youth-bureau-seeks-applicants-for-the-new-york-state-governor-s-youth-council5250-westchester-county-youth-bureau-seeks-applicants-for-the-new-york-state-governor-s-youth-council

The Westchester County Youth Bureau is seeking young people ages 13 to 21 to represent Westchester County on the New York State Governor’s Youth Council. Governor Kathy Hochul has announced applications are open for this Youth Council which will be comprised of one representative from each county in the state – totaling 62 members. 

Interested youth should submit an application by April 4, 2022 through the online portal available at https://nysylc.secure-platform.com/a. Candidates will be selected on their character, leadership skills, academic achievement, civic engagement, and service to their community.

Members of the NYS Governor’s Youth Council will meet virtually and will provide recommendations to the Governor and other policymakers on many different issues, including:

  •          Mental Health Challenges on Youth Substance Use and Prevention
  •          Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  •          Gender-based Violence Prevention & Response
  •          Creating Positive Interactions between Youth & Law Enforcement
  •          Youth Programming in a Virtual World
  •          Youth Voice & Engagement: Creating Opportunities Addressing Identity and Community Needs

County Executive George Latimer said: “Westchester County is home to young people who are extremely diligent and passionate about societal issues and have already begun to make changes at the local level. To have the opportunity to participate on a statewide task force and focus on specific policy issues will be a worthwhile experience that will benefit us all.”

Westchester County Youth Bureau Director Dr. DaMia Harris-Madden said: “This is a unique opportunity for Westchester’s critical thinkers and youth leaders to lend their passion and talent on social issues that have already been demonstrated locally to a regional and statewide platform.”

The Youth Bureau will search far and wide for applicants. Three applicants will be selected to advance to the final selection process in Albany, where one youth will be selected. Please contact the Westchester County Youth Bureau at wcyb@westchestergov.com or (914) 995-2745 with questions.

About Westchester County  

Westchester County, located in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, covers 500 square miles and has a population of just over one million.  Originally home to Native Americans, who were members of the Lenape tribe, it is today a rich mix of many cultures and landscapes.  The County is a blend of bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque towns as well as open spaces and a network of beautiful parks. Westchester is made up of 6 cities, 19 towns and 20 villages.  Westchester County is known for top-notch public schools, and a high quality of life.  The County is also an intellectual capital, boasting a highly educated workforce, competitive colleges and universities, Fortune 500 companies, world changing non-profits, and cutting-edge research centers.  Westchester is led by County Executive George Latimer, who took office in January 2018 as the ninth County Executive. Using inclusion and openness as a foreground, Latimer is fighting to make Westchester a destination for all people to live, work and enjoy. Learn more about Westchester County by visiting www.westchestergov.com

commandercarey@gmail.com (Westchester County) Politics Mon, 28 Mar 2022 15:06:04 -0400