Rye's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/rye Sat, 16 Feb 2019 00:10:26 -0500 HamletHub.com Local Art Society Member Exhibit Opening Reception Friday, March 15 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4926-greenwich-art-society-member-exhibit-opening-reception-friday-march-154926-greenwich-art-society-member-exhibit-opening-reception-friday-march-15 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4926-greenwich-art-society-member-exhibit-opening-reception-friday-march-154926-greenwich-art-society-member-exhibit-opening-reception-friday-march-15

The Greenwich Art Society’s 102nd Annual Members Exhibition March 8 – April 4, 2019

The Greenwich Art Society proudly presents its 102nd Annual Members Exhibition, a major exhibition comprised of artwork by Greenwich Art Society members. The show takes place at The Bendheim Gallery on the 2nd floor at Greenwich Art Center from March 8, 2019 thru April 4, 2019. Opening reception March 15th from 6 – 8 PM.

Juror Megan Fontanella; Curator, Modern Art, and Provenance at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

There will be a public reception on Friday, March 15 from 6:00pm-8pm with a special VIP walk and talk tour with the juror on Thursday, March 21 from 5:30-7:00. The Greenwich Art Center / Bendheim Gallery is located at 299 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830.

The Greenwich Art Society 102nd Annual Members Exhibition will exhibit a diverse range of works by its members and will be juried by a curator from one of the major NYC museums. The Annual Members Exhibition is highly competitive, drawing fine artists from the entire tristate region. Many of the Society’s artists/members are locally and regionally recognized for their work and have shown in galleries and art fairs in NYC and beyond.

Megan Fontanella is Curator, Modern Art and Provenance at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Since joining the institution in 2005, Megan has curated or co-organized nearly thirty exhibitions for the Guggenheim’s extended constellation of museums in Berlin, Bilbao, New York, and Venice, as well as developed shows for the traveling exhibitions program. Megan’s collection-based exhibitions have included Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim (2017); Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949–1960(2012); and The Great Upheaval: Modern Art from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910–1918 (2011), among others. She also curated Visions of Modernity(2012-13), the final presentation of the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin. More recently, Megan co-curated Giacometti(2018) and supported Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting (2015-16), as well as Robert Motherwell: Early Collages (2013). Her current project is Van Gogh to Picasso: The Thannhauser Legacy (2018-20), an exhibition that will travel to Spain, France, and Italy. Megan likewise maintains the Guggenheim’s Thannhauser Gallery, a permanent display of 19th- and early 20th-century art. Apart from her exhibitions activities, Megan conducts provenance research for the Guggenheim and collaborates on cross-departmental initiatives related to collections stewardship. Megan received her B.A. in Art History modified with History from Dartmouth College and went on to receive her M.A. in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, where she specialized in late 19th-century French art.

Anna Patalano, president of G.A.S. says: “Please join us for both the public reception and VIP tour. The show’s award-winning artists will attend for a meet and greet with the VIP’s and juror.”

Founded in 1912, the Greenwich Art Society is the oldest visual arts organization in Greenwich, Connecticut. The society’s Studio School offers classes by professional artists, providing traditional and foundational visual arts education for children and adults. 

kerry@ducey.org (es gordon ) Places Sat, 09 Feb 2019 02:39:00 -0500
New York City's Kosher Food & Wine Experience Features 30 Top Eateries, Caterers, Food Companies https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4925-new-york-city-s-kosher-food-wine-experience-features-30-top-eateries-caterers-food-companies4925-new-york-city-s-kosher-food-wine-experience-features-30-top-eateries-caterers-food-companies https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4925-new-york-city-s-kosher-food-wine-experience-features-30-top-eateries-caterers-food-companies4925-new-york-city-s-kosher-food-wine-experience-features-30-top-eateries-caterers-food-companies

From Bison and Organic & Smoked Meats to Elegant Cakes, Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts, There’s Something to Complement Every Glass of Wine on February 11 at Chelsea Piers, Pier 60, NYC  

 This month at Chelsea Piers in NYC, the Royal Wine Corp will host its 13th annual Kosher Food & Wine Experience (KFWE) with hundreds of new wines and spirits from every corner of the globe. Throughout the evening oenophiles will enjoy tasting many award-winning wines, exceptional new kosher runs, French champagne and a line of wines from NBA all-star Amare Stoudemire, produced in Israel to his specifications, along with so much more.

As with every KFWE event, the evening’s festivities will also offer visitors a chance to sample mouthwatering fare from today’s top-trending kosher restaurants, chefs, caterers and food companies.

More than 30 purveyors will be on hand to serve up delicious fare including sushi, kosher poke, bison, organic beef and BBQ, smoked meats, and elegant desserts from chocolates and parve ice cream to cakes, cupcakes, and more.

KFWE Gourmet Fare:

ALENbi Kitchen, Bison & Bourbon, Chop Chop, Buffalo2go, Graze Smokehouse, Great Falls Bistro, Factory 220, Judd’s Memphis Kitchen, Le Marais, R & Z Kosher Smoked Meats, T Fusion Steakhouse, Sushi Tokyo, Teaneck Doghouse, UN Plaza Grill and Sushi, West Wing, Tirat Zvi Grill and Sandwich Bar, Chani Greenbaum Events, Elegant Desserts NY, Grow & Behold, Jack’s Gourmet, Kosher Poke, A Taste of The Mediterranean by Ta’amti, Marani, Pelleh Farms, Silverleaf Caterers, Sushi Tokyo, Taam Eden Bakery, The Kosher.com Experience, The Nuttery, Urban Pops and gourmet coffees and teas compliments of Elite and Wissotzky.

“Today’s Kosher consumers want to experience and taste all that’s new in kosher.  That includes the newest products, ingredients and cookbooks, delicious restaurants and dining, as well as take-out and convenience foods,” says Chanie Nayman, editor of Kosher.com, a Jewish lifestyle website offering thousands of kosher recipes and cooking videos. “Like never before, new kosher eateries are popping up all over the country, and novice and professional chefs alike seek new recipes that go beyond what our grandmothers used to serve,” she adds.

Adding to the KFWE festivities is a celebration marking the 70th Anniversary of the Royal Wine Corp. Today, Royal Wine, also known as Kedem, has become synonymous with the highest standards in wines, spirits, and foods – not just in the kosher community but across the epicurean world. The brand’s innovative portfolio continues to break ground in new categories.    

Gabriel Geller, VP of Public Relations for Royal Wine Corp., attributes the proliferation of fine wines which just happen to be kosher to the Herzog family’s 200-year winemaking legacy. “The family travels the world to discover and import new varieties of premier kosher wines from Israel, France, Chile, Australia, California and many more terroirs around the globe. Their longtime vision and commitment to excellence has opened kosher consumers’ eyes to the finest vintages from Bordeaux, Burgundy and beyond.”

Today, Royal sources its wines from more than 15 regions and countries. But according to David Herzog, the company’s Chairman of the Board, “We’re not in the wine business, but in the simcha (joy) business. Kedem prides itself in providing the wines that people share with their families and friends over the most joyous moments of life: holidays, bar/bat mitzvahs, engagements, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, etc.”

The 13th annual Kosher Food & Wine Experience (KFWE), New York edition (http://thekfwe.com), welcomes visitors Monday, February 11, 2019 at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers (23rd St. and West Side Highway, NYC).

KFWE Exclusive Trade & Press hours:  12:00 noon – 4:00 pm

KFWE-Open to Public/Press: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm; Tickets at: http://thekfwe.com

About Royal Wine/Kedem

Since 1948, Royal Wine Corp., also known as Kedem, has been owned and operated in the United States by the Herzog family, whose winemaking roots date back eight generations to 19th century Czechoslovakia.

TodayRoyal Wine's portfolio of domestic and international wines range from traditional wine producing regions of France, Italy and Spain, as well as Israel, New Zealand and Argentina. Additionally, Royal Wine Corp.’s spirit and liqueur portfolio offer some of the most sought-after scotches, bourbons, tequilas and vodkas as well as hard to find specialty items such as flavored brandies and liqueurs.

The company owns and operates the Kedem Winery in upstate New York, as well as Herzog Wine Cellars in Oxnard, California, a state-of-the-art-facility featuring guided wine tours, a fully staffed modern tasting room, gift shop and catering facilities. Additionally, the winery houses the award-winning restaurant Tierra Sur, serving the finest Mediterranean inspired contemporary Californian Cuisine. Follow Royal Wine on Face Book.com/RoyalWineCorp/, and instagram.com/royalwinecorp/, and twitter.com/royalwinecorp

kerry@ducey.org (Vicki Jakubovic) Events Fri, 08 Feb 2019 01:54:00 -0500
Lost Dog Alert! https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/publicsafety/4924-stamford-lost-dog-alert4924-stamford-lost-dog-alert https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/publicsafety/4924-stamford-lost-dog-alert4924-stamford-lost-dog-alert

Dog Missing In Stamford

This Sweet Girl went missing when she was out with her mom, she got spooked and started to run & the leash got out of her Moms hand. She is new to Stamford. They just moved to CT from South Carolina.

She’s most likely very scared and she’s dragging her leash. Her family is worried sick. If you see this sweet girl, please call the number on the flyer Immediately. She has dermatitis so her coat is thin. She’s not used to New England weather.


Call 203-326-1267

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Public safety Thu, 07 Feb 2019 08:32:28 -0500
Thematic Tour: Slavery and Abolition at John Jay Homestead in Katonah https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4927-thematic-tour-slavery-and-abolition-at-john-jay-homestead-in-katonah4927-thematic-tour-slavery-and-abolition-at-john-jay-homestead-in-katonah https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4927-thematic-tour-slavery-and-abolition-at-john-jay-homestead-in-katonah4927-thematic-tour-slavery-and-abolition-at-john-jay-homestead-in-katonah

In recognition of Black History Month, John Jay Homestead State Historic Site will be offering special thematic tours that examine the history of slavery in New York and in the Jay Family. The story of the Jay family, their slaves, and the way the generations of the Jays acted in response to slavery is complex. The glimpses into the past that these stories give can be a springboard toward developing a deeper understanding of the people who are part of the story.

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 2:00 PM
“The great majority, or rather the great body, of our people had been so long accustomed to the practice and convenience of having slaves…” 
John Jay, 1788

Admission: $10 for adults; $7 for seniors and students, children under 12 and members of Friends of John Jay Homestead are admitted for free.

John Jay Homestead 400 Jay St, Katonah, NY 10536

Click here for more details.


John Jay’s son William became one of America’s most important abolitionists. A year after his death in 1858, his fellow abolitionist, Frederick Douglass, delivered this twenty-four page eulogy to honor him.

keytocomputing@gmail.com (John Jay Homestead ) Life Thu, 07 Feb 2019 05:15:46 -0500
How to find the right dating service for you https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4929-how-to-find-the-right-dating-service-for-you4929-how-to-find-the-right-dating-service-for-you https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4929-how-to-find-the-right-dating-service-for-you4929-how-to-find-the-right-dating-service-for-you

With temperatures dropping, snuggle season in full swing, and Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many people decide this is the time to get online and try to find love! Online dating services and apps are now one of the top ways consumers look for love and there are more options than you would think.
Choosing the right online dating service can be very difficult. There are now dating services for specific religious beliefs, occupations, and sexual orientations so how do you choose the right one? If you plan to try an online dating service, read on!
Determine What You Are Looking For. Before you start looking for a dating service, it's important to decide what you are looking for in a relationship. Whether you are looking for casual companionship or a relationship that will potentially lead to marriage may affect which dating service you choose. 
Determine Who You Are Looking For. Know what's important to you in a potential match and what qualities you are looking for in a partner. Ask yourself how important it is that a date lives locally. Make a list of priorities to help narrow down your search since dating services are designed to meet specific factors.
Do Your Research. Talk to friends and family members for recommendations of reputable dating services in your area. See if any friends have used or know of anyone who used a dating service and found someone they were compatible with. Check the company’s website to become familiar with the business/service. See if the company has a satisfaction guaranteed policy and understand the details of the policy.
Compare Pricing/Services. Decide on a monthly budget you are willing to spend for a dating service. Compare prices and what’s included in the membership to find the best value for your money. Many sites offer a free trial to test out their services before purchasing. Although there are free dating sites, spending a little extra money can be worth the cost for the added benefits of a premium service.
Be Cautious. When meeting a date, be sure to do so in a public place and that someone knows where you are and who you are meeting. Although most people join dating sites with the intention of finding a relationship, some are using love to scam other users. Be wary of people who insist on leaving the dating site and using personal email, profess their love immediately, say they live in the U.S. but are currently overseas, or cancel a date because of a traumatic event. Scammers may ask you to wire money for travel, medical emergencies, hotel, hospital expenses, visas and other documents.
Read more about how to spot "spam" dating profiles here.
Remember you can always search www.BBB.org for reviews on dating services.
keytocomputing@gmail.com (Luke Frey, CT BBB) Life Tue, 05 Feb 2019 15:30:24 -0500
Helping Neighbors In Need: Stamford Marriott Coat Drive Supports Person-To-Person https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/charities/4928-helping-neighbors-in-need-stamford-marriott-coat-drive-supports-person-to-person4928-helping-neighbors-in-need-stamford-marriott-coat-drive-supports-person-to-person https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/charities/4928-helping-neighbors-in-need-stamford-marriott-coat-drive-supports-person-to-person4928-helping-neighbors-in-need-stamford-marriott-coat-drive-supports-person-to-person

After completing a successful winter Coat Drive benefiting Person-2-Person (P2P), a community-supported nonprofit with locations in Stamford, Darien, and Norwalk, the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, was able to make a rewarding donation to a charitable agency that provides emergency assistance for basic needs, and support for individuals and families.

Did you know? Giving back to the community into woven into the fabric of the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, part of the Meyer Jabara family of hotels.

“The difference between being a good business and an amazing business can be found in the company's footprints made by giving back and serving others,” says Mark Ranieri, Vice President and General Manager at Meyer Jabara Hotels.

Learn more about P2P here.

Make a donation to P2P online here.  

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Charities Tue, 05 Feb 2019 03:24:21 -0500
Discover Something New This Summer! https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4918-discover-something-new-this-summer4918-discover-something-new-this-summer https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4918-discover-something-new-this-summer4918-discover-something-new-this-summer

Have your kids unplug with mud and discover the mindfulness benefits of working with clay at Clay Art Center’s award winning weekly themed half & full-day SUMMER CAMPS for children & teens ages 6 – 15.

July 1 – August 28, 2019


Discover the Art of Summer - Make Friends, Memories and Art! Clay Art Center offers week long, half-day and full-day clay camps for children and teens ages 6 to 15 from July 1 – August 28.  Weekly themes include "Selfies, Emojis and Memes”, "Comics in Clay", “Amazing Animals”, “Bubble Bowls”, "Re-Invent the Wheel" and many more.

In the classroom, aspiring young artists will develop their imaginations and build confidence, while working in the transformational medium of clay.  Our nurturing teachers, who specialize in kindling a passion for creative expression in children, know how to make our camps special by creating an atmosphere of learning, fun and friendship. Focusing on wheel throwing, hand-building and sculpture, campers will be shown a variety of techniques on and off the wheel. In today’s technology driven world your child will discover the satisfaction of creating something with their own hands. They will craft everything from fantastic beasts, fairies and castles to handmade cups, bowls and plates that your family will treasure forever.

Morning Camp (9am – 12pm)   $300/week

Afternoon Camp (1 – 4pm)        $300/week

Full-Day Camp (9am – 4pm)      $490/week

Early Bird Drop Off (8:30am)       $40/week

Sibling Discount – 10% off each additional child’s registration

Port Chester Discount – 20% off for Port Chester Public School Students.

Full & Partial Scholarships available by emailing communityarts@clayartcenter.org for an application.

Camp (9am – 12pm) $260 members | $280 non-members

Register online starting January 21st at https://www.clayartcenter.org

Register before March 15th to receive a 10% discount.   noCa1 – 4 pm) $260 members | $280 non-members

F-amp (9am – 4pm) $450 members |$470 non-members

Early Bird Drop Off (8:30am) $40/Week

10% off each additional child’s registration. (Must register simultaneously)

Clay Art Center was founded in 1957 by Katherine Choy and Henry Okamoto. Unknown to them at the time, Clay Art Center would grow into an 11,000 square foot non-profit art center that delivers programming for professional artists, students, collectors, and the Port Chester community at large.

Clay Art Center is a nationally recognized non-profit center for the advancement and practice of ceramic arts offering exhibitions, clay classes for adults and children, studio spaces for clay artists and outreach programs in the community.  It is located in the heart of Port Chester at 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. Gallery and SHOP hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am-5pm or by appointment. Tel: 914-937-2047 www.clayartcenter.org


Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Places Tue, 29 Jan 2019 01:26:34 -0500
Writers Speak at Katonah Museum of Art https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/neighbors/4917-writers-speak-at-katonah-museum-of-art4917-writers-speak-at-katonah-museum-of-art https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/neighbors/4917-writers-speak-at-katonah-museum-of-art4917-writers-speak-at-katonah-museum-of-art

Sundays, February 24, March 10, April 28, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Join us for a reading and conversation with writers responding to and reflecting on art, culture and world events. Light refreshments served. Books available for sale at event.

February 24, Pamela Hart, Poet and KMA Writer in Residence
Pamela Hart, Mothers Over Nangarhar
at the KMA

Winner of the 2017 Kathryn A. Morton Prize, Mothers Over Nangarhar is an unusual and powerful war narrative, focusing less on the front lines of combat and more on the home front, a perspective our American cultural canon has largely ignored.

March 10: Helen Schulman
Helen Schulman, Come with Me
at Katonah Village Public Library

From the New York Times bestselling author Schulman comes a new novel, Come with Me, a searing, and unexpected, dark comedy that is both a deeply romantic love story and a vivid tapestry of modern life.

April 28: Farah Pandith
Farah Pandith, How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat
at the KMA

Farah Pandith, one of the world’s most respected experts on countering violent extremism and the first-ever United States special representative to Muslim Communities, reveals how we can stop the rapid spread of extremist ideology.

Suggested donation $10

Space is limited. Reservations suggested: please email: info@katonahmuseum.org

Co-sponsored with the Katonah Village Library.

keytocomputing@gmail.com (Katonah Museum of Art) Neighbors Mon, 28 Jan 2019 11:16:00 -0500
Income Tax Changes https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4914-take-heed-income-tax-changes-for-20194914-take-heed-income-tax-changes-for-2019 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4914-take-heed-income-tax-changes-for-20194914-take-heed-income-tax-changes-for-2019



It’s only January, but you may want to jumpstart your 2018 taxes since there are a slew of new regulations that may affect you. The Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 goes into effect this year so make sure you understand how tax reform may affect your 2018 taxes.

Take a deep breath and read about some of the ways tax deductions and credits have changed. While the changes may be daunting, The Tax Foundation anticipates, for millions of households, filing taxes will be simpler than it has been in the past.

Tax deductions

This year you will notice sweeping changes to tax deductions.2 One major change is many of the itemized deductions you may have taken in the past are no longer available. Here are eight deductions you can no longer take:

  1. Children and other dependents. For 2018, you can no longer take a $4,050 deduction for each dependent you claim. The loss of deduction may be partially or fully offset by an increase in the standard deduction. An increase in the child tax credit may help, too, but it isn’t available to all families, reported Maryalene LaPonsie of U.S. News & World Report.3
  2. State and local tax deductions, including property taxes. There is a $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions, which may negatively affect people in states with high property taxes. Some states have been introducing legislation and researching options that may help offset the loss of this deduction.3
  3. Mortgage interest deductions. For 2018, there is a lower dollar limit on mortgages qualifying for the home mortgage interest deduction. Taxpayers may only deduct interest on $750,000 of qualified residence loans. In previous years, the limit was $1,000,000.4
  4. Home equity loan interest. If you use a home equity loan to build an addition to an existing home or otherwise improve your home, interest on the loan may be deductible. However, through 2026, if the loan is used for something other than home improvements, the loan interest is not deductible. The home equity loan must be secured by the taxpayer’s home.4
  5. Unreimbursed employee expenses. Prior to 2018, money paid out-of-pocket for supplies, education, or other work-related expenses that were not reimbursed by your company, could be deducted up to 2 percent of adjusted gross income. That is no longer the case, reported Bill Bischoff of MarketWatch.5
  6. Various other itemized deductions. In the past, you may have deducted the cost of tax preparation services, safe deposit box rentals, investment fees, IRA/custodian fees, hobby expenses, and other items. Check with your tax professional to be certain, but many are no longer deductible.5
  7. Moving expenses. Relocating just became less attractive from a tax perspective. Through 2026, unless you are with the armed forces, you will no longer be able to deduct moving expenses that are not reimbursed by your employer.5
  8. Alimony payments. If you get divorced after December 31, 2018, you will not be able to deduct alimony payments. Conversely, recipients of alimony payments may no longer pay taxes on the income, according to Lorie Konish of CNBC.4, 6

To offset these new exclusions, standard deductions almost doubled for 2018. Under the new law, individuals who file taxes singly may be able to deduct $12,000, heads of household may be able to deduct $18,000, and married couples filing jointly may be able to deduct $24,000.7

In addition, TCJA increased the Child Tax Credit to $2,000 for each qualifying child, double what it was in the past. In addition, the income limits for eligibility begin phasing out at $200,000 of modified gross income (up from $75,000) for a single filer, and $400,000 (up from $110,000) for married couples filing jointly.8

Also, if you have dependent children who are 17 or older, or you support parents or other relatives, you may be able to take a tax credit of $500 for each qualifying person through 2025.8

While the loss of deductions may increase taxes for some, the Brookings Institute reported, “… in 2018, the TCJA will raise average after-tax income for households in every income group. Households in the lowest 20 percent of the income distribution (about $25,000 or less) will receive an average tax cut of $60, while those in the top 0.1 percent (with income of $3.4 million or more) will get an average tax cut of about $193,000.”9

This article does not explain all of the changes introduced by tax reform nor is the information provided intended to be tax advice. You can find additional information about tax law changes on the IRS website. Also, it’s a good idea to talk with a tax professional about how tax reform may affect you.

To learn more, watch this video of my colleague George Koeltl, CFP®, discussing the impact of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act on each section of Schedule A that individual tax payers use to file their tax returns.



kerry@ducey.org (Patrick Doherty, CFP®) Life Sun, 27 Jan 2019 03:07:00 -0500
Family Centers Hosts Yankees GM Brian Cashman on Feb. 8 for Fundraiser in Darien https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/charities/4913-family-centers-hosts-yankees-gm-brian-cashman-on-feb-8-for-fundraiser-in-darien4913-family-centers-hosts-yankees-gm-brian-cashman-on-feb-8-for-fundraiser-in-darien https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/charities/4913-family-centers-hosts-yankees-gm-brian-cashman-on-feb-8-for-fundraiser-in-darien4913-family-centers-hosts-yankees-gm-brian-cashman-on-feb-8-for-fundraiser-in-darien

Family Centers Hosts Yankees GM Brian Cashman on Feb. 8 for Fundraiser

On Friday, Feb. 8, Family Centers will welcome New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman for candid discussion in advance of the start of the 2019 Major League Baseball season.

Held at a private home in Darien, the breakfast event begins at 7:30 a.m. and will directly support Family Centers network of health, education and human service programs that assist more than 21,000 Fairfield County children and families each year.

A very limited number of tickets are available to this intimate event.  During his remarks, Cashman is expected to offer his outlook on the Yankees' 2019 campaign, provide first-hand perspective on the team's off-season moves and share stories of classic games and his interactions with Yankee greats.

Visit www.familycenters.org/product/Cashman for more information or to purchase tickets.  Venue location will be disclosed at time of ticket purchase. 

Family Centers is a private, nonprofit organization offering education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. More than 200 professionals and 4,000 trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range of responsive, innovative programs. A United Way, Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation partner agency, Family Centers is a member of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies and the Alliance for Children and Families and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The agency is licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health. Visit www.familycenters.org for additional information.



kerry@ducey.org (Family Centers) Charities Sat, 26 Jan 2019 01:59:00 -0500
UJA-JCC Greenwich Presents The Lost Family on January 29 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4912-uja-jcc-greenwich-presents-the-lost-family-on-january-294912-uja-jcc-greenwich-presents-the-lost-family-on-january-29 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4912-uja-jcc-greenwich-presents-the-lost-family-on-january-294912-uja-jcc-greenwich-presents-the-lost-family-on-january-29

UJA-JCC Greenwich Presents The Lost Family on January 29 at 10:00 am with Bestselling Author Jenna Blum

UJA-JCC Greenwich presents Jenna Blum, bestselling author of Those Who Save Us, as part of its Author Series, on Tuesday, January 29 at 10 am. Blum will discuss her emotionally charged novel, The Lost Family, which paints a vivid portrait of marriage, family and WWII grief while spanning a generation from the 1960s to the 1980s.

Blum has promised to bring some “very dear and bestselling writer friends” with her to this special event.

Next in the UJA-JCC Greenwich Author Series:

Rush with Author Stephen Fried

Tuesday, February 26 at 7:30pm, YWCA, 259 E. Putnam Avenue, Greenwich

War Widow with Author Ziva Bakman Flamhaft

Wednesday, May 8 at10am, YWCA, 259 E. Putnam Avenue, Greenwich

Greenwich YWCA is located at 259 E. Putnam Avenue. RSVP at ujajcc.org


kerry@ducey.org (UJA-JCC Greenwich ) Events Fri, 25 Jan 2019 10:10:00 -0500
Run for the Wild at The Bronx Zoo on April 27 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4911-run-for-the-wild-at-the-bronx-zoo-on-april-274911-run-for-the-wild-at-the-bronx-zoo-on-april-27 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4911-run-for-the-wild-at-the-bronx-zoo-on-april-274911-run-for-the-wild-at-the-bronx-zoo-on-april-27

The Wildlife Conservation Society invites you to Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo on Saturday, April 27. The 5K begins at 8:00 am.

Registration is now OPEN.

This year’s 5K run/walk is inspired by giraffes. Join us and make tracks for wildlife. Register by January 31st and receive a $5 discount. 

Click on the links below to get the info you need to make your day a success.


Get a complete run-down of the day’s activities, which take place from 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Find out what’s happening in the zoo after the run.
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Download and view our 5k course map.
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Volunteer your time and help make the Run for the Wild a success! 
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Find directions to the Bronx Zoo using mass transit or by car.
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Get answers to your questions about parking, strollers, weather conditions, spectators, breakfast, matching gifts, and more.
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kerry@ducey.org (WCS) Life Thu, 24 Jan 2019 04:13:00 -0500
Search... Bruce Museum Offering Free Admission to Furloughed Fed Workers https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4915-search-bruce-museum-offering-free-admission-to-furloughed-fed-workers4915-search-bruce-museum-offering-free-admission-to-furloughed-fed-workers https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4915-search-bruce-museum-offering-free-admission-to-furloughed-fed-workers4915-search-bruce-museum-offering-free-admission-to-furloughed-fed-workers

Greenwich, CT - The Bruce Museum is offering free admission to all furloughed federal workers and their families throughout the remainder of the partial federal government shutdown.

“The Bruce Museum is committed to being an inclusive, welcoming place of cultural engagement and community fellowship,” says Suzanne Lio, Managing Director. “This is surely a trying time for these federal employees, and we’re pleased to be able to give them the opportunity to enjoy our exhibitions and family programs – and to feel appreciated.”

To receive free admission, federal employees must bring a government identification card and present it at the Visitor Services desk upon entering the Museum.

In addition to this temporary offer to furloughed federal workers, the Bruce Museum is a proud participant in the Blue Star Museums program, offering free admission year-round to all active-duty U.S. military personnel and their families with identification.

The Bruce also takes part in Museums for All, an initiative of the Institute of Museum & Library Services that gives up to four individuals in the same group free admission with the presentation of one EBT card. This program is in effect during regular business hours and does not apply to lectures or other special programs.

What’s more, the Bruce offers free individual admission to all visitors every Tuesday.

kerry@ducey.org (The Bruce Museum) Life Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:07:00 -0500
Chicken Nuggets Recall https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/publicsafety/4916-chicken-nuggets-recall4916-chicken-nuggets-recall https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/publicsafety/4916-chicken-nuggets-recall4916-chicken-nuggets-recall

Perdue Foods, in cooperation with USDA, has voluntarily recalled 68,244 pounds or approximately 49,632 bags of frozen, fully cooked organic gluten free chicken breast nuggets under the PERDUE® SIMPLY SMART® Organics brand because of the potential that a small number of packages may contain pieces of wood.

The recall is isolated to only PERDUE® SIMPLY SMART® Organics brand Gluten Free chicken breast nuggets. These items were produced in October of 2018 with a "Best If Used By Date" of 10/25/2019 and UPC product bar code of 72745-80656. The package also lists an Establishment number of "P-33944."

There have been no reports of injury associated with this product. “After a thorough investigation, we strongly believe this to be an isolated incident, as only a minimal amount of these packages has the potential to contain pieces of wood.  Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to recall all packages of PERDUE® SIMPLY SMART® Organics Gluten Free Chicken Breast Nuggets produced during the same product run,” said Jeff Shaw, Perdue's Vice President for Quality Assurance.

If you have any of these packages in your home, please do not consume the product and contact Perdue Foods at 877-727-3447 for a full refund of your purchase. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you have additional concerns, please contact Perdue Foods or visit the USDA website.

aseward100@aol.com (Purdue Corporation) Public safety Fri, 18 Jan 2019 06:09:21 -0500
Success in Fitness, Success in Life https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4909-success-in-fitness-success-in-life4909-success-in-fitness-success-in-life https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4909-success-in-fitness-success-in-life4909-success-in-fitness-success-in-life

In his book, The Miracle Morning, Hal Elrod sites six activities that the most successful people in the world do each morning. These activities are called the S.A.V.E.R.S. 

S – Silence: meditation, reflection, breathing, focus on gratitude

A – Affirmations: focusing on the person you want and intend to be

V – Visualization: envisioning the win, sale, success and believe it is possible

E – Exercise: Get the oxygen and endorphins flowing for optimum state for productivity

R – Reading: Personal development for skills, leadership and mindset improvement

S – Scribing/Writing: Journaling, blogging, goal setting, and letting your thoughts flow freely

Success leaves clues, so obviously we want to incorporate all or as many of these habits as we can in our morning routine. In my professional opinion and from experience, I feel that the exercise component and investment in your health is paramount. Strong in Fitness, Strong in Life is my motto.

As a virtual health coach, personal trainer and group fitness instructor, I have seen it over and over. As my clients begin to make fitness a habit, all areas of their life tend to improve. There are two main characteristics that I have observed this in the most:

Work Ethic: We all know one workout is not going to change your physique. Results require consistency and persistence. Most professional athletes will tell you that it was not a God given talent that got them to super stardom, but showing up daily and putting in the work, even when they didn’t want to. When you become committed to a fitness regimen and let your results drive your consistency, you will find that the same work ethic will strengthen in your career and personal endeavors as well. Those who wake up every morning to improve their physical fitness, set the tone for showing up every day in life!

Self-Confidence and Conviction: Have you noticed in a gym or on a fitness infomercial, or perhaps at the beach that people in great physical condition walk with their heads held high in good posture, with confidence and pride? Wouldn’t that make you believe that when they are at work or out with friends, that same sureness drives their thoughts and actions? It’s true. When we feel confident about the physical condition of our body, our mind gives us that assurance that we are capable individuals who can make good decisions in other areas of our life. We have more likelihood to take risks, put ourselves out there, go after our desires, feeling worthy.

So how do we create these unfaltering commitments to becoming strong in fitness?

Accountability: We need others to keep us in check! Whether you have a coach, trainer, virtual support group, workout buddy, or family to check in with daily, you need someone or a group of people who will lift you when you don’t want to show up, support and encourage you to reach for your goals, and offer positive suggestions when you struggle. If you don’t have anyone, become that person for someone else! It will make it way harder for you to quit on yourself.

Jill Ortiz is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor specializing in helping others take their fitness to the next level. Whether a beginner to fitness or a seasoned athlete, Jill thrives in pushing clients beyond perceived limitations, helping them get past excuses and getting results for the long term. 

Website: www.westchesternyhealthcoach.com

Email: jillortiz@westchesternyhealthcoach.com

Phone: 914-471-7048

Next Virtual Fitness Group: January 14th, 2019

HamletHub Health & Wellness Series: Get Healthy in 2019 

Over the next few months, you will be treated to a series of articles from local experts in the health and wellness field.

Topics will include physical health, mental wellness, fitness, nutrition, financial well-being, and more.

Search #GetHealthyin2019 for other articles


keytocomputing@gmail.com (Jill Ortiz, MBA CPT) Life Sat, 12 Jan 2019 13:59:00 -0500