Rye's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/rye Thu, 25 Apr 2019 19:51:46 -0400 HamletHub.com Hurricanes: Past, Present, and Future at Meeting House https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4949-hurricanes-past-present-and-future-at-meeting-house4949-hurricanes-past-present-and-future-at-meeting-house https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4949-hurricanes-past-present-and-future-at-meeting-house4949-hurricanes-past-present-and-future-at-meeting-house


On April 27 the Bird Homestead and Meeting House Conservancy will present “Hurricanes: Past, Present, and Future” by Dr. Suzana J. Camargo at 3 pm at the Meeting House on Milton Road. She will discuss the science of hurricanes, their relationship to climate change, and how historical information is used in reconstructing hurricane data. Learn how climate change affects hurricane intensity and frequency.

Dr. Camargo, an ocean and climate physicist, is a Lamont Research Professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. She is also the Executive Director of Columbia University’s Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate. Dr. Camargo has published over 100 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. In October The New York Times interviewed her for the article, “The Hurricanes, and Climate Change Questions, Keep Coming. Yes, They’re Linked.”

Dr. Camargo’s lecture will be the fifth in the series “When Science Meets History,”

which is funded in part by a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Admission free. Donations will be gratefully accepted.

Rye Meeting House, 624 Milton Road, Rye, NY 10580. 914.967.0099

Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Events Wed, 24 Apr 2019 05:40:20 -0400
CHEF BRIAN LEWIS RETURNS TO WESTCHESTER, BRINGING HIS JAPANESE INSPIRED CUISINE TO RYE https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4948-chef-brian-lewis-returns-to-westchester-bringing-his-japanese-inspired-cuisine-to-rye4948-chef-brian-lewis-returns-to-westchester-bringing-his-japanese-inspired-cuisine-to-rye https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4948-chef-brian-lewis-returns-to-westchester-bringing-his-japanese-inspired-cuisine-to-rye4948-chef-brian-lewis-returns-to-westchester-bringing-his-japanese-inspired-cuisine-to-rye



OKO to Open This Summer at 29 Purchase Street

Westchester native Chef Brian Lewis returns to New York, bringing his Japanese inspired cuisine to Rye with OKO.  Located at 29 Purchase Street (the corner of Locust Avenue), the 50-seat restaurant will showcase Lewis’ innovative take on traditional Japanese cuisine and Nigiri sushi, in a lively and charming atmosphere.  OKO is slated to open later this summer.

“Westchester has a special place in my heart, having grown up in Somers and fallen in love with cooking during my early restaurant experiences working in high school,” said Lewis.  “ My team and I are thrilled to be expanding our OKO concept to Rye.  Ten years ago, I returned to Westchester to be the Founding Chef at Richard Gere’s The Bedford Post Inn, and as we round the corner on our one-year anniversary of OKO’s first location in Westport, Connecticut, the time seemed right for me to return to my roots in New York to share my love of this cuisine with the community.”

The menu at OKO will celebrate classic Japanese culinary techniques and traditions, while marrying Chef Lewis’ signature cooking style with ingredients from local farms and waters in New York, as well as throughout the United States and the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo.  Menu items will include several styles of Japanese-influenced cuisine, including Sushi Nigiri, Sashimi and Temaki (hand rolls), as well as vegetable tempura, seasonally inspired salads and vegetable dishes, okonomiyaki, homemade tofu, hand-cut soba, Bento Boxes and meat dishes from the tepinyaki grill.  A traditional Omakase menu will also be available, offering a spontaneous, multi-course menu of the chef’s choosing, as well as a “Chef’s Selection” offering of Nigiri Sushi, Sashimi or Chirashi Sashimi.  A special children’s menu will offer younger guests a variety of Bento Box options.  Dessert will include house-made soft serve ice cream and build-your-own sundaes and cones, OKO – Chokobols (housemade chocolates), Yuzu Marshmallows, Five-Spiced Sugared Doughnuts with ginger huckleberry jam and the restaurant’s signature Ooey Gooey Chocolate-Matcha Birthday Cake.

The beverage program at OKO will also celebrate the Japanese culture with seasonal, local ingredients.  A robust offering of Sake, Japanese Beer, hot and cold iced tea, matcha and wine will be offered.  Custom cocktails and Highballs will integrate traditional Japanese ingredients – sake, barley shochu, Japanese craft whiskey and matcha – with spirits including gin, brandy, rye and tequila.  Creative, non-alcoholic drinks will also complement food options.

OKO will be open Tuesday-Sunday for dinner service, expanding to offer lunch and to-go options soon after. 

For more information, visit www.okokitchen.com or visit the restaurant’s new social media channels: Facebook (@OKORye) and Instagram (@OKO.Rye).


About Chef Brian Lewis:

Brian Lewis is one of the most celebrated chefs in the Northeast, lauded for his commitment to quality and seasonally driven American cuisine featured at his restaurant, The Cottage, as well as his love for Japanese cuisine at his newest venture, OKO.  The Cottage, based in Westport, Connecticut, was recognized with an “Excellent” review in the “New York Times,” after only being open for four months, commending Lewis’ sophisticated menu in a cozy setting.  With “Forbes” proclaiming that OKO’s Westport location is “competitive with the best in Manhattan,” the restaurant will be celebrating the opening of its second location in 2019 in Rye, New York.

Lewis was also honored in 2018 as a semi-finalist for the James Beard Awards’ Best Chef: Northeast in the 2018.

He first received national recognition as the Founding Executive Chef of actor Richard Gere’s The Bedford Post Inn, a Relais & Chateaux property that featured two destination restaurants, The Barn and The Farmhouse. There, he acquired national acclaim including Esquire Magazine’s “Best New Restaurant” list in 2009, and an “Excellent” review in the New York Times for his thoughtful and consciously sourced cuisine. He launched his first solo venture in March 2012 with elm, where he was once again named to Esquire Magazine’s “Best New Restaurant” list, this time in 2012, before leaving to focus on launching The Cottage in Connecticut’s Westport neighborhood.  Lewis has had the honor of being invited to cook three dinners at the historic James Beard House in New York City, most recently in January 2017 on behalf of The Cottage.  He has made appearances on “The Martha Stewart Show” and “TODAY.”

Raised in Westchester, New York, Lewis discovered his love for cooking at a very early age. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America with honors and went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in business Management from Johnson and Wales University. Early experiences working under the guidance of legendary chefs like Jean Louis Palladin and Marco Pierre White strongly shaped Lewis’ culinary style to what it is today.


About OKO: 

OKO is the heartfelt interpretation from Chef Brian Lewis of Japanese ingredients, cooking methods and cuisine, paired with seasonal, local ingredients from New York, Connecticut, the United States and the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo.  Showcasing Lewis’ innovative take on traditional Japanese cuisine and sushi, casual, small plate dining meant for sharing is encouraged, in a lively and charming atmosphere. 

With its first location in the historic Vigilant Hose Company Firehouse in Downtown Westport, Connecticut (6 Wilton Road), OKO is opening its second location in the heart of Rye, New York in 2019 (29 Purchase Street).  For more information, including hours and reservations, visitwww.okokitchen.com

Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Places Tue, 23 Apr 2019 05:31:37 -0400
Community Conversation at Rye Town Park https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4946-community-conversation-at-rye-town-park4946-community-conversation-at-rye-town-park https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4946-community-conversation-at-rye-town-park4946-community-conversation-at-rye-town-park

The Rye Town Park Commission is hosting its annual “Community Conversation” program on Saturday, May 4, at 10:00 a.m.  All the public is welcome to attend.  People will have the opportunity to ask questions, make suggestions, and find out what’s going on with the Barley Beach House restaurant.

A new parking, payment and permit system will be introduced this year.

“The annual Community Conversation gives all residents and users of the Park the chance to express their views and opinions in an interchange with the Park commissioners in an informal setting. This annual event has proved to be invaluable and informative for all of us,” said Gary J. Zuckerman, President of the Commission.

In addition, people can learn about the many free summer events taking place at the park.  These include seven rock/pop concerts starting June 18, 8 children “Storytime” programs led by staff of the Rye Free Reading Room starting July 9, an outdoor movie and magic show, and two presentations of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” July 26-7.

A 4-concert jazz music series starts July 11. Swimming, kayaking and stand up paddle programs are being planned.  Events planned for later in the summer include a family sand-sculpture competition on July 20.

Support for these events comes from local businesses, including Carpet Trends, The Women’s Imaging Center, Atria Senior Living, Webster Bank and the Westchester bank. 

Rye Town Park has two support groups.  The Friends of Rye Town Park help promote and improve the park, and The Rye Town Park Alliance. Both groups stand ready to welcome new members who are looking to help support them in their respective missions.

For more information people can call 914-939-3075, email: Dreisner@TownofRyeNY.com, visit Rye Town Park on Facebook or the web: Rye Town Park and Beach

Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Life Tue, 16 Apr 2019 08:47:20 -0400
Greenwich Botanical Center Hosts Second Annual Spring-Themed Festival, Frolic in the Forest https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/charities/4940-greenwich-botanical-center-hosts-second-annual-spring-themed-festival-frolic-in-the-forest4940-greenwich-botanical-center-hosts-second-annual-spring-themed-festival-frolic-in-the-forest https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/charities/4940-greenwich-botanical-center-hosts-second-annual-spring-themed-festival-frolic-in-the-forest4940-greenwich-botanical-center-hosts-second-annual-spring-themed-festival-frolic-in-the-forest

This family event is a fundraiser for youth outreach programming that supports horticulture, conservation, and the arts in Fairfield and Westchester Counties. 

The second annual Frolic in the Forest is scheduled for Sunday, April 28 from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm at the Greenwich Botanical Center. The event features spring-themed activities for the whole family including a children’s fashion show, children’s entertainment, silent auction, door prizes, and refreshments. Serendipity magazine is the main media sponsor. 

"We are building upon the fairy woodland theme from last year," said Jennifer Butler, Greenwich Botanical Center Board member, and Co-chair along with Kay Sterling and Kim Caravella. She continued, "This theme fits so nicely with the location of the GBC, nestled within the 61-acre Montgomery Pinetum, as well as supports our mission to promote horticulture, conservation, and the arts through educational programs, outreach activities, and special events."

The fashion show will include but isn't limited to JoJo Maman Bébé (jojomamanbebe.com) and Petit Maison Kids (petitmaisonkids.com). Rise Coffee (risebrewingco.com), Gelato & Cioccolato (gelatoecioccolato.us) and Randy’s Wines (randyswines.com) are among food and beverage participants. Co-chairs are selecting artists to provide drawings to use as coloring book pages inside the interactive event program; Kathy Chattoraj of Future Picassos (futurepicassos.com) is leading this design element. Artists interested in participating can email Greenwich Botanical Center (info@greenwichbotanicalcenter.org).  

In addition to the April 28 event, the co-chairs will host a Frolic Sip & Shop scheduled for Tuesday evening, April 9, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Greenwich Botanical Center’s pop-up shop. The Sip & Shop will feature retailers participating in the Frolic Fashion Show as well as habitatgreenwich (habitatgreenwich.com) and others. Local food companies Kinney Lane, (kinneylane.com) and Il Pastaficio (ilpastaficio.com) will provide light bites and Randy’s Wines of Cos Cob will provide wine and beverages. 

The GBC provides environmental enrichment activities onsite and offsite through school and scout field trips, high school internships, after-school programs, school/community garden guidance and Teaching Vegetable Garden activities. "Funds raised through this event make it possible for the younger generation in our community to connect with our environment, which is vital to their health and wellbeing," Jennifer Behette, Director of Youth Programming at GBC. 

Ticket prices range from $25-$175. Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available. For more information please visit the Greenwich Botanical Center website (https://greenwichbotanicalcenter.org/event/frolic-in-the-forest-2/).  For more information please email Greenwich Botanical Center (info@greenwichbotanicalcenter.org). #FrolicInTheForest2019

kerry@ducey.org (Sarah Bamford) Charities Tue, 26 Mar 2019 09:04:00 -0400
WEBE108 Kids Fest at Stepping Stones Museum on March 31 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4939-webe108-kids-fest-at-stepping-stones-museum-on-march-314939-webe108-kids-fest-at-stepping-stones-museum-on-march-31 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4939-webe108-kids-fest-at-stepping-stones-museum-on-march-314939-webe108-kids-fest-at-stepping-stones-museum-on-march-31

Join Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center at the 28th annual WEBE108 Kids Fest for a day of entertainment and valuable healthy living information. There will be music, fun activities, face painting, a caricature artist and more!

Experts from WCHN’s community hospitals — DanburyNew Milford, and Norwalk — and Connecticut Children’s will conduct blood pressure screenings and weight/height measurements. During “Ask the Expert” children and their families will learn about healthy eating, concussion and injury prevention, and the importance of exercise, among other topics.

The Norwalk Hospital emergency medical services (EMS) staff will provide tours of an ambulance. Plus, kids can climb aboard an EMS utility task vehicle (UTV) too!

  • What: WEBE108 Kids Fest
  • When: Sunday, March 31, 2019, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Where: Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, Mathews Park, 303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850

Please call (203) 852-2250 for more information about WCHN and Connecticut Children’s booth at Kids Fest.

We hope to see you there!


kerry@ducey.org ( Western Connecticut Health Network) Life Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:04:00 -0400
Silvermine's PAPER 2019 On View April 3 to May 16 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/neighbors/4938-silvermine-s-paper-2019-on-view-april-3-to-may-164938-silvermine-s-paper-2019-on-view-april-3-to-may-16 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/neighbors/4938-silvermine-s-paper-2019-on-view-april-3-to-may-164938-silvermine-s-paper-2019-on-view-april-3-to-may-16

With PAPER 2019, Silvermine Arts Center introduces a new annual exhibition series designed to focus on a particular material and consider it in the broadest terms. Curated by Jennifer Farrell, Associate Curator of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Paper 2019—on view at Silvermine Galleries from April 3 to May 16—features prints, drawings, photographs, artists’ books, and handmade paper as well as three-dimensional works made with paper. The public is invited to an opening reception on Sun., April 7, from 2-4 pm.

“The aim of the exhibition,” said Farrell “is to highlight the vitality, diversity, sense of experimentation and skillful execution, and the many ways in which contemporary artists approach this material.” Finalists, all of whom are included in the exhibition, were chosen from over 400 submissions from almost every state in the U.S. The geographical spread gives the exhibition a national perspective. Roger Mudre, Silvermine Gallery Director, added, “Viewers will find a wide range of works made on or with paper, including sculpture and installations along with the traditional disciplines of drawing, painting, and photography.”

Visitors to the Silvermine Galleries might be inspired to experience making art with paper themselves after seeing the different and intriguing ways contemporary artists are approaching this traditional material. Concurrent with the PAPER 2019 exhibition, the Silvermine School of Art is hosting one and two-day workshops that explore special studies in paper arts including bookbinding, book art and garden journaling. The following workshops are offered: Watercolors: Garden and Illustrative Journaling with Nancy McTague-Stock, Tues., April 16, 10 am to 4 pm; Bookbinding: Artist Sketchbooks and Journals with Gavin Dovey, Sat. and Sun., May 4 and 5, 10 am to 3 pm; Lisa Arnold’s Art Journaling for teens age 11-15, Fri., May 10, 6:30 to 8:30 pm; Altered Books, Transforming Old Books into New Art with Jane Lubin, Fri., May 17, 10 am to 4:15 pm. No prior expertise is needed, and all are invited to attend. To register for any of the special workshops, prospective participants can visit the website or call the School of Art at (203) 966-6668 ext 2.

The exhibition will showcase close to 100 works created by 71 artists across the country, including: Angela A'Court of New York, NY; J.L. Abraham of New York, NY; Dustin Adams of Idaho Falls, ID; Tommy Anastasio of Palm Coast, FL; Theo. A. Artz of Philadelphia, PA; Chellis Baird of New York, NY; Sandra Baker of South Windsor, CT; Anita Gangi Balkun of West Hartford, CT; Justin Barfield of Niles, MI; Lisa Berger of Newtown, CT; Miriam Bisceglia of Woodstock, NY; Mariella Bisson of Woodstock, NY; Emily Blundell of Westport, CT; Sonia Bombart of Weston, CT; Larissa Borteh of Chicago, IL; McCormick Brubaker of Menands, NY; Nina Buxenbaum of Bethel, CT; Jennifer Cadoff of New Rochelle, NY; Helen Cantrell of Old Lyme, CT; Ann Chernow of Westport, CT; Marcia Cooper of Brooklyn, NY; Aurélien Couput of New York, NY; Ivy Dachman of Croton on Hudson, NY; Marina Daneva of Stamford, CT; Elysa DeMartini of Stamford, CT; James Dormer of Fort Collins, CO; Katharine Draper of Norwalk, CT; Alanna Fagan of Milford, CT; Arlene Farenci of Glen Ridge, NJ; Ecka Blaire Faulds of Hastings on Hudson, NY; Donna Forma of Southport, CT; Sally Frank of North Salem, NY; Catherine Freudenberg of New York, NY; Leslie Fry of Winooski, VT; Hanneke Goedkoop of Rowayton, CT; Vincent Hawley of Staten Island, NY; Fran Henry-Meehan of Southport, CT; Kate Holcomb Hale of Arlington, MA; Lauren Horelick of Arlington, VA; Renée Hughes of Simsbury, CT; Leandre Jackson of Philadelphia, PA; Mary Janacek of Fairfield, CT; Christina Kang of Morgantown, WV; Judith Orseck Katz of Westport, CT; Elisa Keogh of Norwalk, CT; Barbara King of Hastings on Hudson, NY; Lara Knutson of Long Island City, NY; Karleen Loughran of Hamden, CT; Carole P. Kunstadt of West Hurley, NY; Nancy Lasar of Washington Depot, CT; Liz Leggett of Westport, CT; Wayne Madsen of Noblesville, IN; Victoria Manning of Brooklyn, NY; Ellen Mason of Sarasota, FL; Mary McFerran of Croton, NY; Kiyoshi Otsuka of Bronxville, NY; Maryanne Pollock of Washington, DC; Gina Randazzo of Hastings on Hudson, NY; Barbara Ringer of Ridgefield, CT; Gerald Saladyga of New Haven, CT; Susan Siegel of Woodstock, NY; Marisa Silverstein of Hastings on Hudson, NY; Taro Takizawa of Syracuse, NY; Job Tibay of Norwalk, CT; Lynne Tobin of Providence, RI; Cedric van Eenoo of New York, NY; Evan Venegas of New York, NY; and Gregg Welz of Norwalk, CT.

“We’re delighted to introduce a new exhibition series with a national outlook and reach,” said Mudre. The next exhibition in this series will focus on Fiber Art, and information on submitting to FIBER 2020 will appear on the Silvermine website www.silvermineart.org later this year. 

kerry@ducey.org (Gwen North Reiss) Neighbors Sun, 24 Mar 2019 12:31:00 -0400
Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari Kicks Off April 19 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4937-bronx-zoo-dinosaur-safari-kicks-off-april-194937-bronx-zoo-dinosaur-safari-kicks-off-april-19 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4937-bronx-zoo-dinosaur-safari-kicks-off-april-194937-bronx-zoo-dinosaur-safari-kicks-off-april-19

Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari April 19 through November 3

Plan your visit to the biggest, most realistic Dinosaur Safari ride in America. Travel back in time on our guided tour to learn about dinos of the past and animals of the present. We'll help you spot the connections between animals at the zoo and ancient dinosaurs. Spend some time at the dig site uncovering fossils, meeting a walking, roaring dino, and taking photos. The perfect prehistoric day.

Purchase tickets here.

Learn more here.

*Image courtesy Bronx Zoo

kerry@ducey.org (Bronx Zoo) Places Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:04:00 -0400
41st Annual Run the Bronx on May 4 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4936-41st-annual-run-the-bronx-on-may-44936-41st-annual-run-the-bronx-on-may-4 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4936-41st-annual-run-the-bronx-on-may-44936-41st-annual-run-the-bronx-on-may-4

Bronx Community College will host the 41st annual Run the Bronx, a community health event that includes 10K & 5K runs, a 2-mile fitness walk and a health pavilion. The event will take place on Saturday, May 4 beginning at 10:00 am.

Co-founded in 1978 by the late and distinguished BCC President and Tuskegee Airman Roscoe C. Brown Jr., Run the Bronx attracts over 1,500 participants annually.

For more information call 718-289-5162

  • Race day registration starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m.
  • Race Starts and Finishes at Bronx Community College (free and baggage check-in on campus)
  • DEADLINE: Early registration must be received by Saturday, April 27, 2019

Post-race refreshments Award ceremony following race at noon.

Learn more HERE.

Register HERE.

kerry@ducey.org (Bronx Community College) Events Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:11:00 -0400
Free MLB Baseball Clinic at BAT Complex in Somers on Saturday https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4941-free-mlb-baseball-clinic-at-bat-complex-in-somers-on-saturday4941-free-mlb-baseball-clinic-at-bat-complex-in-somers-on-saturday https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4941-free-mlb-baseball-clinic-at-bat-complex-in-somers-on-saturday4941-free-mlb-baseball-clinic-at-bat-complex-in-somers-on-saturday

Free MLB Baseball Clinic at BAT Complex in Somers (245 Route 100) on Saturday, March 23 from 9AM to noon  

Family & Children's Aid, the MLB Alumni Association and BAT Complex, the home of the New York Silverback are hosting a FREE baseball clinic series for kids ages 6-16!

  • Up to 10 former Major League Baseball Players will teach baseball and life skills.
  • Suggested ages are from 6-16
  • Stay after the game to meet the players and to receive a free authentic Rawlings MLB baseball for the MLB to autograph

Participants should bring a bottle of water and a baseball glove (if they have one). All children will be put in groups by age. This clinic is appropriate for boys and girls!

Learn more and register here.

Contact Allison Carballo at 203-205-2633 or via email at allison.carballo@fcaweb.org with any questions.

Advance registration is appreciated, but walk-ins are accepted! 

This is the first of Family & Children's Aid FREE MLB Baseball Clinic Series. For information on the other clinics visit www.fcaweb.org/forms/MLB

kerry@ducey.org (Family & Children's Aid) Events Fri, 22 Mar 2019 05:10:00 -0400
Women's History Month in Westchester https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/politics/4943-women-s-history-month-in-westchester4943-women-s-history-month-in-westchester https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/politics/4943-women-s-history-month-in-westchester4943-women-s-history-month-in-westchester

In proclaiming March as Women’s History Month in Westchester County, the Board of Legislators will celebrate the outstanding contributions of four woman serving the public good.

This year’s annual celebration will take place Monday, March 25, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Board Chambers, 148 Martine Avenue, 8th Floor, White Plains, NY.

This year the Board will salute four honorees:

Barbara Davis, New Rochelle City Historian, Community Relations Coordinator for the New Rochelle Public Library, and past President of the Westchester County Historical Society

Dr. Bettye H. Perkins, Founder and CEO of Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers, which recruits and mentors culturally diverse and economically challenged students interested in a career in teaching

Isabel Villar, Founding Executive Director, and Judith Aucar, Deputy Director, El Centro Hispano, a community center celebrating its 45th anniversary that helps Hispanic men and women find jobs, education and access to health care

All are invited to celebrate their outstanding contributions at the Board’s March 25, 2019 meeting, when the Board will present proclamations in the women’s honor, and have the opportunity to hear them address the Board and guests.

Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Politics Fri, 22 Mar 2019 04:46:41 -0400
BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report Reveals Employment Scams Were Riskiest Scams of 2018 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/publicsafety/4942-bbb-scam-tracker-risk-report-reveals-employment-scams-were-riskiest-scams-of-20184942-bbb-scam-tracker-risk-report-reveals-employment-scams-were-riskiest-scams-of-2018 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/publicsafety/4942-bbb-scam-tracker-risk-report-reveals-employment-scams-were-riskiest-scams-of-20184942-bbb-scam-tracker-risk-report-reveals-employment-scams-were-riskiest-scams-of-2018

Employment scams were the riskiest scams in 2018, according to the latest report from the Better Business Bureau, Tech-Savvy Scammers Work to Con More Victims: 2018 BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report www.BBB.org/RiskReport . Employment scams had more instances and higher losses than in previous years when it ranked the third riskiest. The report is based on data supplied by consumers to BBB Scam TrackerSM www.BBB.org/ScamTracker  and is based on the BBB Risk Index, a unique algorithm that calculates exposure, susceptibility, and monetary loss to offer a more accurate assessment of scam risk.

“This was a surprise,” said Melissa Lanning Trumpower, executive director of the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust, which produced the report. “It’s the first time since we began this report three years ago that one scam dominated across so many demographic subgroups. It was the riskiest scam in three of the six age groups, and for both men and women. It was also the riskiest scam for military families and veterans, and students.”

Digging into the Risk Report shows one possible answer: Amazon was in the news a lot in 2018 with its high profile search for a second headquarters. It was also the 6th most impersonated organization mentioned in BBB Scam Tracker reports, after not even making the top 15 in previous years. In 2017, only 24 BBB Scam Tracker reports were employment scams that mentioned Amazon. In 2018, that jumped to 564. Amazon, a BBB Accredited Business, has only one authorized job application site: amazon.jobs. Any other link is a scam.

The Internal Revenue Service is the leading impersonated organization, and other government agencies together rank second. Other leading brands that scammers impersonate include Publishers Clearing House, Microsoft, Apple… and Better Business Bureau.

"Employment scams are particularly horrible because they prey on people who are already feeling financially strained and may be desperate for work,” said Luke Frey, associate director of communication for BBB Serving Connecticut. “If the scam gets far enough, scammers collect the same information that real employers do – address, birth date, Social Security number, bank account – everything needed for identity theft, and that's where the real trouble begins."

The ten riskiest scams of 2018 were: employment, online purchase, fake checks/money orders, home improvement, advance fee loans, romance, tech support, investment, travel/vacation, and government grant.


For more highlights from Tech-Savvy Scammers Work to Con More Victims: 2018 BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report, download the infographic at www.BBB.org/RiskReport 


keytocomputing@gmail.com (CT BBB) Public safety Thu, 21 Mar 2019 06:18:00 -0400
ACT of Connecticut Announces Gala on April 26, Tickets On Sale https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4935-act-of-connecticut-announces-gala-on-april-26-tickets-on-sale4935-act-of-connecticut-announces-gala-on-april-26-tickets-on-sale https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4935-act-of-connecticut-announces-gala-on-april-26-tickets-on-sale4935-act-of-connecticut-announces-gala-on-april-26-tickets-on-sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 ACT of Connecticut Gala

Join ACT of Connecticut on Friday, April 26 from 6 - 11pm as they honor the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation and announce the 2019-2020 season!

The celebratory event will feature performances by Special Guest Stars.

 - 6 PM Welcome: Open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, raw bar, sushi station, silent auction and more!

 - 8 PM Show Time: New season announced with performances by special guests and live auction.

 - 9:30 PM After Party: Meet & Greet, DJ, open bar and dessert.

To purchase tickets, visit ACTgala.givesmart.com.

About ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut

ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Equity theatre located in Ridgefield, CT. Founded and led by Katie Diamond, Daniel C. Levine, and Bryan Perri, ACT of CT presents limited engagement runs of well-known Broadway musicals and plays, as well as world-premiere productions by the next generation of writers and composers. ACT of CT was honored with 11 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards in 2018-2019, its inaugural season. The theatre company produces three shows per season, including one show in the “Presenting Stephen Schwartz!” series (honoring ACT Artistic Advisor, Stephen Schwartz). All shows feature both Broadway stars and local Fairfield and Westchester County talent. In addition to fully produced main stage productions, ACT of CT hosts a New Works Series, The Broadway Unplugged Series, youth education classes, masterclasses, camps, workshops, and a conservatory program for high school students. ACT of CT is located at 36 Old Quarry Road, in the beautiful village of Ridgefield, CT.  Visit actofct.org for further information.


kerry@ducey.org (ACT of Connecticut) Events Tue, 12 Mar 2019 20:41:48 -0400
Care and Create Together https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/charities/4933-care-and-create-together4933-care-and-create-together https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/charities/4933-care-and-create-together4933-care-and-create-together

CARING AND CREATING TOGETHER Knit and Crochet Infant Caps for Open Door Family Medical Centers’ Baby Boxes

Tuesdays, March 5, 12 and 19 10:30 AM – Noon, Rye YMCA, 21 Locust Ave, Game Room

Sponsored by the Rye Y’s Togetherhood Committee, in partnership with Open Door Family Medical Centers

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Sign up online at www.ryeymca.org .

All ages and abilities welcome. Yarn, patterns and refreshments provided. Don’t know how to knit or crochet? Come and learn! For more information, contact Denise Woodin at denise@ryeymca.org or 967-6363, ext. 101

Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Charities Fri, 01 Mar 2019 18:15:42 -0500
Beach Cleanup Next Weekend https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4932-beach-cleanup-next-weekend4932-beach-cleanup-next-weekend https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4932-beach-cleanup-next-weekend4932-beach-cleanup-next-weekend

Volunteers Needed For Rye Town Park Beach Cleanup

Saturday, March 9th from 9 to 11 AM

During the late fall through early spring days, various forms of litter and recyclables pile up on the beach at Rye Town Park.  The daily cleaning and raking of the beach is not carried out during the “off season. 

Rye Town Park has over 1,200 feet of beachfront, about 100 feet wide at high tide.

In order to keep the beach clean and safe, the Park and the Rye Town Park Alliance are reaching out to environmental and nature organizations, as well as individuals and families. 

Some equipment is available, but volunteers should bring their own gloves and pickup equipment if possible.

For more information, or to sign up, contact Bill Lawyer at wglhillside@aol.com

Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Places Thu, 28 Feb 2019 18:11:00 -0500
Cardboard Boat Regatta Coming Soon https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4931-cardboard-boat-regatta-coming-soon4931-cardboard-boat-regatta-coming-soon https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4931-cardboard-boat-regatta-coming-soon4931-cardboard-boat-regatta-coming-soon

Cardboard Boat Regatta
 Friday, March 8 @ 6:30pm
Join us for our 6th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta!
Families are challenged to design, create and race a human-powered boat made entirely of cardboard and duct tape.  Please click here for detailed guidelines. Design happens at home and on March 8 families bring completed boats to the Y for judging and races.
The race takes place in the Brookside Pool and the object is to successfully paddle your boat from one end of the pool to the other first. Heats will be based on the boat driver's age and there are four categories you can place in: Best design; 1st Place in heat, Champion and Davey Jones Locker. For more information, please contact familyfun@ryeymca.org
Family Members: Free; Youth Member: $10/boat; Non-Member: $20/boat
Click here to register.
Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Rye YMCA) Events Wed, 27 Feb 2019 18:07:26 -0500