Ryebrook's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook Sat, 26 Sep 2020 19:39:22 -0400 HamletHub.com Year’s Eve Confirm this year's Ball Drop Event will Be Virtual https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5359-year-s-eve-confirm-this-year-s-ball-drop-event-will-be-virtual5359-year-s-eve-confirm-this-year-s-ball-drop-event-will-be-virtual https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5359-year-s-eve-confirm-this-year-s-ball-drop-event-will-be-virtual5359-year-s-eve-confirm-this-year-s-ball-drop-event-will-be-virtual

The virtually enhanced celebration will bring Times Square and the Ball to you digitally no matter where you are.

With January 1, 2021 now 100 days away, the organizers of the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square provided a preliminary teaser of how the event will change in response to the changes and challenges of 2020: a virtually enhanced celebration that brings Times Square and the Ball to you digitally no matter where you are, scaled-back and socially distanced live elements still to be determined, and an extremely limited group of in-person honorees, socially distanced, who will reflect the themes, challenges and inspirations of 2020. "People all over the globe are ready to join New Yorkers in welcoming in the new year with the iconic Ball Drop. I commend the Times Square Alliance, Jamestown, and Countdown Entertainment on finding a safe, creative and innovative way for all of us to continue to celebrate this century-old tradition.

"A new year means a fresh start, and we’re excited to celebrate,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “One thing that will never change is the ticking of time and the arrival of a New Year at midnight on December 31st,” said Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance, which co-produces the event with Countdown Entertainment. “But this year there will be significantly new and enhanced virtual, visual and digital offerings to complement whatever limited live entertainment or experiences – still in development -- will take place in Times Square. And because any opportunity to be live in Times Square will be pre-determined and extremely limited due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be the opportunity to participate virtually wherever you are. Because more than ever in these divided and fear-filled times, the world desperately needs to come together symbolically and virtually to celebrate the people and things we love and to look forward with a sense of renewal and new beginnings.

” The owner of One Times Square, Jamestown, where the New Year’s Eve Ball drops, has built the virtual world of Times Square and a complementary broadcast app to allow everyone to experience Times Square and celebrate with us in these unusual times.

Jeff Straus, President of Countdown Entertainment, noted that, "We will miss everyone this year but we will bring our celebration to you, whether you want to turn off and turn away from the bad news of 2020, or turn to the new year with a sense of hope, renewal and resolution, you’ll be able to join us virtually like never before as part of the Times Square 2021 celebration."

The organizers noted that as in past years, news, people and pop culture from the year will be woven into the celebration. “No one needs to be reminded of what the dominant news of 2020 has been so far: COVID-19 and a host of racial, economic and climate crises. Through a limited number of honored guests we will note where we’ve been but more importantly we will honor and celebrate the courageous and creative spirits who have helped and will help us travel through these challenging times into the New Year,” said Tompkins “More details to come; either way, we will be celebrating with you in some form on the 31st.”

Accordingly, through digital, virtual and analogue means, the organizers and Jamestown will invite the world to participate in a celebration of the best of the human spirit, across different categories, ranging from essential workers and first responders to doctors and scientists, and of course both emerging and established entertainers, musicians and artists.

commandercarey@gmail.com (timessquarenyc.org) Events Fri, 25 Sep 2020 04:58:17 -0400
Martha Handler discusses her novel Winter of the Wolf at Bernard's on Oct. 2, event benefits Wolf Conservation Center https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5358-martha-handler-discusses-her-novel-winter-of-the-wolf-at-bernard-s-on-oct-2-event-benefits-wolf-conservation-center5358-martha-handler-discusses-her-novel-winter-of-the-wolf-at-bernard-s-on-oct-2-event-benefits-wolf-conservation-center https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5358-martha-handler-discusses-her-novel-winter-of-the-wolf-at-bernard-s-on-oct-2-event-benefits-wolf-conservation-center5358-martha-handler-discusses-her-novel-winter-of-the-wolf-at-bernard-s-on-oct-2-event-benefits-wolf-conservation-center

Bernard’s Author Luncheon series continues on Friday, October 2, 2020 in the garden at Bernard's, 20 West Lane.

Award-winning novelist Martha Handler will discuss her book, a Barnes and Noble "Top Pick", Winter of the Wolf. One hundred percent of the author's proceeds will be donated to Wolf Conservation Center, a nonprofit located in South Salem, NY.

For reservations please call 203-438-8282 and mention it is for the Author Luncheon.

Martha Handler is a local, award-winning novelist. Her book was recently chosen as a Barnes and Noble Top Pick. Winter of the Wolf is described as an exploration in grief, suicide, spiritualism and Inuit culture. 

Tables will be spaced for social distancing and there will be several heaters. Please note: if the weather is chilly, dress accordingly!

$35.00 per Person – appetizer, entree, dessert & Author Discussion. Beverages, Tax & 20% Service Charge Are Additional

For reservations please call 203-438-8282 and mention it is for the Author Luncheon.

The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) is a non-profit organization that promotes wolf conservation by teaching about wolves and their role in our world.

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Thu, 24 Sep 2020 05:09:31 -0400
Today is National Voter Registration Day https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/politics/5356-today-is-national-voter-registration-day5356-today-is-national-voter-registration-day https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/politics/5356-today-is-national-voter-registration-day5356-today-is-national-voter-registration-day

National Voter Registration Day on the Fourth Tuesday in September urges citizens to register to vote. Make your vote count!

More than 300,000 Americans registered to vote in the inaugural day the observance in 2012. That number jumped to 800,000 in 2018. The day helps to ensure eligible voters register in their districts each year. The awareness campaign provides valuable information for each state, too. Timed ideally a few months before some of the bigger elections of the year, the day places information in the hands of the voters at the right time.  

There are hundreds of local, state and national organizations driving the day and bringing it to you, too. Partner organizations help also by coordinating thousands of public events to bring awareness about ballot initiatives, local elections, and voter registration.

HOW TO OBSERVE #VoterRegistrationDay

If your right to vote means anything to you, make sure you’re registered. While registration isn’t required in every state, every state has minimum requirements. Knowing what they are and being prepared to vote is an important part of a democracy.

Learn about your voter rights and requirements. Be informed by checking where your polling place is. You can also learn more about mail-in voting. If you have any questions about voter registration, all the answers are conveniently located in one place. Each state has different requirements. So, if you’ve moved recently, be sure to know the requirements where you live. Make your vote count. Visit www.nationalvoterregistrationday.org to learn more.

Register to vote and use #VoterRegistrationDay to post on social media.


The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) established the first National Voter Registration Day on September 25, 2012.  In 2014, the NASS established the Fourth Tuesday of September as the official day for National Voter Registration Day.

kerry@ducey.org (nationalday.com) Politics Tue, 22 Sep 2020 07:09:59 -0400
Meet the Official I LOVE NY Fall Foliage Leaf Peepers! https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5357-meet-the-official-i-love-ny-fall-foliage-leaf-peepers5357-meet-the-official-i-love-ny-fall-foliage-leaf-peepers https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5357-meet-the-official-i-love-ny-fall-foliage-leaf-peepers5357-meet-the-official-i-love-ny-fall-foliage-leaf-peepers

This year, I LOVE NY is thrilled to welcome exciting new additions to our dedicated team of spotters for the Fall Foliage Report. Meet the “Official I LOVE NY Leaf Peepers” who will be reporting expected changes in fall color from across New York State throughout the season. Follow along on the I LOVE NY Instagram (and their personal accounts!) as they share their most mesmerizing fall color shots and the best areas to find New York State’s spectacular autumn leaves!

Official Fall Foliage Leaf Peepers TEAM!

kerry@ducey.org (NY State Parks) Life Tue, 22 Sep 2020 03:29:00 -0400
Ace Endico To Go is celebrating the colorful season of fall with home delivery promos and free gifts! https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5355-ace-endico-to-go-is-celebrating-the-colorful-season-of-fall-with-home-delivery-promos-and-free-gifts5355-ace-endico-to-go-is-celebrating-the-colorful-season-of-fall-with-home-delivery-promos-and-free-gifts https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5355-ace-endico-to-go-is-celebrating-the-colorful-season-of-fall-with-home-delivery-promos-and-free-gifts5355-ace-endico-to-go-is-celebrating-the-colorful-season-of-fall-with-home-delivery-promos-and-free-gifts

Fall means home delivery promos and free gifts from Ace Endico To Go!

  • Buy Crown Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup and get a FREE box of pancake mix! Please use promo code FALLFUN1  at checkout to get this FREE item added to your order!

  • Buy an Apple Tarte Tatin by French Kiss Patisserie and get a FREE pint of Gelarto’s vanilla gelato! Please use promo code FALLFUN2 at checkout to get this FREE item added to your order!

When COVID-19 hit, ACE Endico sprung into action and began delivering its top quality products to homes throughout Westchester and Connecticut.  Choose from over 2,000 items on newly launched Ace Endico To Go and your groceries will be delivered the next day (and it’s free if you spend $200 or more!) 

Ace Endico, a family-owned business that began with humble roots in a small garage in Mt. Vernon, New York in 1982  is now the leading regional food purveyor and foodservice distributor in the Northeast, employing over 400 employees!

Click here to learn about Ace Endico To Go.

Ace Endico wants to assure you that their drivers are wearing gloves, and using sanitizing wipes and disinfectant sprays between deliveries.

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Wed, 16 Sep 2020 02:47:00 -0400
Bruce Experiences Webinar: How CT Imaging is Revolutionizing Natural History Museums https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5354-bruce-experiences-webinar-how-ct-imaging-is-revolutionizing-natural-history-museums5354-bruce-experiences-webinar-how-ct-imaging-is-revolutionizing-natural-history-museums https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5354-bruce-experiences-webinar-how-ct-imaging-is-revolutionizing-natural-history-museums5354-bruce-experiences-webinar-how-ct-imaging-is-revolutionizing-natural-history-museums

In a Zoom webinar on Tuesday, September 22, at 7:00 pm, Dr. Ed Stanley, Associate Scientist and Director of the Digital Discovery and Dissemination Lab at the Florida Museum of Natural History, discusses the CT scans of reptiles, mammals, and fossils currently on display in the Bruce Museum science exhibition Under the Skin. The virtual program is free for Museum members; $10 non-members. To participate, or to join the Museum as a member, visit this page at brucemuseum.org or call 203-869-0376.

“Natural history collections serve a critical role for scientists wanting to study patterns and changes of biodiversity, though access to these important resources has, historically, been limited,” says Dr. Stanley. “New digitization efforts are providing novel opportunities for researchers and democratizing access to specimens for scientists, educators, and the general public.”

“This virtual talk will use examples from cretaceous amphibians, armored lizards, and burrowing frogs, showcased so wonderfully in the Bruce Museum’s Under the Skin exhibition, to discuss how scanning museum specimens with computerized tomography (CT) to create cross-sectional images is facilitating exciting new research and educational initiatives,” Stanley says.

On view at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, through November 29, 2020, Under the Skin samples images made possible by a remarkable array of technologies—CT scanning, infrared cameras, scanning electron microscopes, and more—that allow scientists to visualize the marvels of evolution that lie below the surface. All of the images presented in the exhibition were captured in the past five years, thus representing the cutting edge of modern imaging. Many showcase amazing discoveries that were undreamt of just a decade ago. Natural history specimens from the Bruce Museum and on loan from other collections complement each image and reinforce the role of museums as stewards of natural history. 

Visitors will learn how we can peer into the inner ear of a frog smaller than a pistachio, count the unborn babies inside a pregnant tiger shark, and reveal the age of a 10-ton dinosaur from microscopic structures in its bones. Exploring the relationship between light and nature, visitors will discover that flying squirrels can glow a fluorescent pink, pelican pouches burst into color in infrared, and macaroni penguins have invented their own special brand of the color yellow. 

“Nature is full of beauty, at scales great and small,” says Curator of Science Dr. Daniel Ksepka, organizer of the exhibition. “Under the Skin highlights a dozen recent discoveries through a combination of remarkable imagery and real biological specimens. While each represents a research breakthrough, these striking and in many cases prize-winning images can rightfully be considered art in their own right.” 

The Bruce Museum is grateful for exhibition support from a Committee of Honor Co-Chaired by Sue Baker, Ingrid Delson, Lisette Henrey, Gale and Bob Lawrence, and Dr. Kim Nichols. Additional support for Bruce Museum exhibitions is generously provided by the 2019-20 Bruce Museum Council, Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund, the Connecticut Office of the Arts, and Sylvia and Leonard Marx, Jr.

View the objects and visualizations displayed in the physical exhibition, along with bonus content and links to help explore more deeply, by taking a virtual tour of the exhibition: https://www.undertheskinexhibition.com/.

More reasons to join the Bruce Museum or renew your membership include: 

  • Two months free membership with the promo code EXTEND2020 
  • Shopping Concierge Service for Members from the Bruce Museum Store. Free Delivery in Greenwich or curbside pickup, Tuesday-Sunday. Email JMatteis@Brucemuseum.org
  • Free Bruce Experiences programs and discounted Bruce Presents programs.
  • Reciprocal admission to many other museums through FWMA and ASTC, and more.

For more information about Bruce Experiences programs, exclusive exhibition previews, and other Museum member benefits, contact Laura Freeman, Membership Manager, at lfreeman@brucemuseum.org or 203-413-6764.

kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Tue, 15 Sep 2020 10:20:58 -0400
NY State's New 2020 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5353-ny-state-s-new-2020-migratory-game-bird-hunting-regulations5353-ny-state-s-new-2020-migratory-game-bird-hunting-regulations https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5353-ny-state-s-new-2020-migratory-game-bird-hunting-regulations5353-ny-state-s-new-2020-migratory-game-bird-hunting-regulations

DEC recently announced the adoption of changes to the state’s migratory game bird hunting regulations in preparation for the fall hunting seasons. Specifically, the regulations:

  • Allow for a new two-day waterfowl hunting opportunity for veterans and active-duty military personnel in addition to the regular waterfowl seasons;
  • Allow for the general public to purchase electronic federal migratory bird conservation and hunting stamps and to make these electronic stamps legal for the purposes of duck and goose hunting;
  • To be consistent with other mentored hunting opportunities, the licensed adult hunter supervising a junior hunter participating in the special youth migratory game bird hunt days may not carry a firearm, longbow, or crossbow afield. The prohibition does not apply to other hunters in the party that are not mentoring a youth;
  • Allow crossbows as a hunting implement to be consistent with other small game species;
  • Correct special methods of take during special goose seasons to align with federal regulations (e.g., allowing unplugged shotguns, extended shooting hours, and electric calls, when all other waterfowl seasons are closed);
  • Clarify conflicting zone boundary descriptions between federal and state regulations.

These changes are not reflected in the annual hunting regulations guide that was printed prior to the adoption of these regulatory changes; however, they go into effect immediately and will apply during the fall 2020 hunting seasons.

Late last summer, the federal government approved the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act. The legislation allowed states to establish special two-day military days in each waterfowl zone for qualifying members of the active duty armed forces or military veterans to hunt migratory game birds (including ducks, geese, and brant). Standard licensing requirements apply (i.e., hunters are required to have a valid hunting license, migratory bird hunting and conservation stamp, and current Harvest Information Program registration). Based on input from New York waterfowl hunters last fall, the Waterfowl Hunter Task Forces in each zone selected the following season dates for this special opportunity:

Waterfowl Hunting Military Days

  • Lake Champlain Zone: No special season
  • Long Island Zone: November 14 and 15, 2020
  • Northeast Zone: September 19 and 20, 2020
  • Southeast Zone: October 10 and 11, 2020
  • Western Zone: November 11 (Veteran’s Day) and November 14, 2020

During this new special season, licensed military veterans (as defined in section 101 of title 38, United States Code) or members of the Armed Forces on active duty, including members of the National Guard and Reserves on active duty (other than for training), may take ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules during the dates in each zone listed above. Veterans and active-military hunters must carry at least one of the following forms of identification while participating in the Veteran and Active Military Waterfowl hunt days:

  1. Active duty identification card
  2. Actively participating Guard or Reservist identification card
  3. Retired military identification card
  4. New York State Driver’s License with Veteran Status
  5. Form DD214, Certificate of Discharge
  6. Form DD215, Corrected Certificate of Discharge

Similar to youth waterfowl hunting days, daily bag limits for all species are the same as those allowed during the regular season for all species (excludes September Canada goose bag limits).

kerry@ducey.org (NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation) Life Mon, 14 Sep 2020 10:45:00 -0400
Brewster HamletHub Recognized by Village Officials https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5352-brewster-hamlethub-and-other-village-businesses-recognized-by-village-officials5352-brewster-hamlethub-and-other-village-businesses-recognized-by-village-officials https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5352-brewster-hamlethub-and-other-village-businesses-recognized-by-village-officials5352-brewster-hamlethub-and-other-village-businesses-recognized-by-village-officials

Brewster HamletHub has been recognized, along with other Village businesses for their work in keeping Village and Town residents informed and safe during the Coronavirus pandemic.

As businesses are slowly starting to be able to open their doors again, the Village of Brewster extended a thank you to all of the businesses who were considered essential and stayed open or were asked to stay open during this time.

In June, the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees asked the public to nominate businesses in the Village who have supported the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. These businesses may have donated food to those in need or were complying with social distancing rules and staying open to serve the public and/or keeping them well informed.

Brewster HamletHub and it's Editors were considered and recognized as a vital and essential part of the community for keeping Village residents informed throughout the emergency.

The Village of Brewster honored these businesses at their July 15th Board of Trustee meeting with proclamations. Due to Social Distancing guidelines a large ceremony was not possible but Village representatives held small gatherings on the sidewalk in Front of Village Hall on Main Street and even went to some establishments to deliver the proclamations such as the Brewster Public Library who they cited as an instrumental service for their patrons and residents. Hamlet Hub was recognized on Monday August 24th by Trustees Mary Bryde and George Gaspar along with Village Clerk Michelle Chiudina for their work at Village Hall.

The following businesses were recognized at the July 15, 2020 Board of Trustees Meeting:

Brewster Hamlethub

Brewster Public Library

Moonlight Cafe

Kobacker's Market

Country Kitchen

Pizza Place

Bob's Diner

The Brewster Shipping Center

Suburban Carting

Tom & Jerry's



kerry@ducey.org (Village of Brewster) Neighbors Fri, 11 Sep 2020 17:21:33 -0400
Westchester's 9/11 Memorial Ceremony to be held virtually https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5351-westchester-s-9-11-memorial-ceremony-to-be-held-virtually5351-westchester-s-9-11-memorial-ceremony-to-be-held-virtually https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5351-westchester-s-9-11-memorial-ceremony-to-be-held-virtually5351-westchester-s-9-11-memorial-ceremony-to-be-held-virtually

Westchester County, with the health and safety of our community in mind, has made the decision to hold our September 11th Memorial Ceremony virtually. Join us tomorrow for our virtual ceremony as we honor and remember the thousands of lives lost on 9/11 and those we have lost since.‬

Friday September 11, 2020 at 3PM on the facebook.com/westchestergov

kerry@ducey.org (Peter Carey) Events Thu, 10 Sep 2020 10:59:50 -0400
ACE Endico says “thank you” to all educators by offering $25 off orders, lunch box essentials and next day delivery! https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5350-ace-endico-says-thank-you-to-all-educators-by-offering-25-off-orders-lunch-box-essentials-and-next-day-delivery5350-ace-endico-says-thank-you-to-all-educators-by-offering-25-off-orders-lunch-box-essentials-and-next-day-delivery https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5350-ace-endico-says-thank-you-to-all-educators-by-offering-25-off-orders-lunch-box-essentials-and-next-day-delivery5350-ace-endico-says-thank-you-to-all-educators-by-offering-25-off-orders-lunch-box-essentials-and-next-day-delivery

ACE Endico says “thank you” to all educators by offering $25 off orders. Use promo code SCHOOL25.

School is in session and it’s a challenging year for both students and teachers. ACE Endico To Go can ease the back to school stress by delivering lunch box essentials (single-serve snacks and drinks) directly to your door! 

When COVID-19 hit, ACE Endico sprung into action and began delivering its top quality products to homes throughout Westchester and Connecticut.  Choose from over 2,000 items on newly launched Ace Endico To Go and your groceries will be delivered the next day (and it’s free if you spend $200 or more!) 

ACE ENDICO wants to assure you that their drivers are wearing gloves, and using sanitizing wipes and disinfectant sprays between deliveries. 

Ace Endico, a family-owned business that began with humble roots in a small garage in Mt. Vernon, New York in 1982  is now the leading regional food purveyor and foodservice distributor in the Northeast, employing over 400 employees!

To place your order, click HERE (and if you're a teacher, use promo code SCHOOL25 for $25 off!)

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Life Tue, 08 Sep 2020 17:53:09 -0400
Drive In Movie "Dirty Dancing" this Saturday at Putnam Country Golf Course https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5349-watch-summer-classic-film-dirty-dancing5349-watch-summer-classic-film-dirty-dancing https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5349-watch-summer-classic-film-dirty-dancing5349-watch-summer-classic-film-dirty-dancing

Westchester based Sharc Creative continues Summer Drive-in Movie Series with a special screening of Dirty Dancing on Saturday, September 12 at 8pm. 

The screening takes place at the Putnam Country Golf Course in Mahopac. Tickets ($40 per car) are available HERE.

Close out the summer with the 33rd Anniversary of the cultural phenomenon Dirty Dancing! Arrive in your own private vehicle wearing your favorite 1980s polyester outfits. (Optional)

The producers of On Hold Messaging, Podcasting and Mobile Digital Ads also have been the Creators behind the Curtain for the Entergy Screenings Under the Stars Summer Series the past 8 years. Together with Westchester County Parks and the support of their Title Sponsor Entergy Indian Point Energy Center, they have been able to provide the community with a 50 foot Blow Up Screen while bringing thousands of people together to "create great family memories".
This year, with social distancing protocols in place due to Covid-19, Sharc Creative has actually expanded the platform as a Drive-In Theme. They set a record recently with hosting a double-sided Screen at Playland Park offering up to 2,000 social distanced people spaced appropriately in 400 cars!
Sharc Creative in conjunction with Westchester County Parks have had great attendance at their 4 previous outdoor films this Summer. Two at the Historic Kensico Dam Plaza, with two added to the program at Playland Park, Playland's first ever Screening.
The exciting drive-in style has expanded to Putnam as well ! Putnam County Golf Course along with Homestyle Catering have been added to this special Dirty Dancing screening & Q&A.
Saturday, September 12th. Screening takes place at the Putnam County Golf Course in Mahopac, NY. Event begins at 8pm. Tickets available at PutnamCountyGC.com 
Special thanks to all of our Sponsors: Entergy-Indian Point Energy Center, New York Presbyterian-Hudson Valley Hospital, Tompkins Mahopac Bank, Robison, ENT & Allergy, Fidelis Care, Putnam Talk Radio, Westchester Magazine, WHUD, The Peak, Hamlet Hub, WestFair Communications, Sharc Creative, HomeStyle Catering,  Putnam County Tourism, & Putnam County Golf Course.

Dirty Dancing - Movie Clip #10 - Time Of My Life

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Tue, 08 Sep 2020 12:30:09 -0400
Get Lost this Fall: Corn Mazes in NY State https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5348-corn-mazes-in-ny-state5348-corn-mazes-in-ny-state https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5348-corn-mazes-in-ny-state5348-corn-mazes-in-ny-state

Looking for a local corn maze or hayride in New York?  Just select your area from the list below. 

Updates for September 2020

September: Many corn mazes are open now, just scroll down the page. And if you are looking for a pumpkin patch, this website for pumpkin patches). You may also want to try the latest fun, Zombie Paintball, see this website!.

Corn maze Listings by area

Click one of these areas:

kerry@ducey.org (cornmazesandmore.org) Places Mon, 07 Sep 2020 08:56:02 -0400
Potential Covid-19 Exposure in Pleasantville https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5345-potential-covid-19-exposure-in-pleasantville5345-potential-covid-19-exposure-in-pleasantville https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5345-potential-covid-19-exposure-in-pleasantville5345-potential-covid-19-exposure-in-pleasantville


The Westchester County Department of Health has been notified that a priest and a staff member at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, located at 431 Bedford Road in Pleasantville, have tested positive for COVID-19. The two individuals have potentially exposed many people over four days of services.

Anyone who attended the following services must quarantine, as required by the New York State Department of Health, for 14 days (regardless of a negative COVID-19 test) from that last visit to the Church during these days:

  • Aug. 24 – Morning Mass
  • Aug. 25 – Morning Mass
  • Aug. 29 – First Communion Ceremonies
  • Aug. 30 – All Masses, Except for the 9 a.m. Mass

Contacts of contacts, meaning secondary exposed people, are currently not at risk and do not have to quarantine. 

The County is currently working closely with the Church, the Archdiocese of New York, the Pleasantville School District and the Village and will continue to update the public as information becomes available.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) New York State Hotline
The New York State Department of Health has set up a hotline at (888) 364-3065 where Department of Health experts will be available to answer questions regarding COVID-19.

COVID-19 Hotline numbers for the public:
People under self-quarantine and medical providers seeking information: (866) 588-0195
People inquiring about testing: (888) 364-3065
General Information: call 211


kerry@ducey.org (Westchester County DOH) Neighbors Fri, 04 Sep 2020 11:00:42 -0400
Metro North Schedule for Sept 4 through Sept 7. https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5346-metro-north-schedule-for-sept-4-through-sept-75346-metro-north-schedule-for-sept-4-through-sept-7 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5346-metro-north-schedule-for-sept-4-through-sept-75346-metro-north-schedule-for-sept-4-through-sept-7

Metro-North will operate its regular weekday schedule on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines for Friday, Sept. 4 and Monday, Sept. 7.

A regular weekend schedule will be in effect on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5 - 6. For more details see, http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/labor_day2020.html.

Please see www.mta.info/mnr, or https://new.mta.info, for your train schedule.

As a reminder, all Metro-North customers and employees are required to wear a face mask or covering while on Metro-North trains and property, regardless of social distancing.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Metro North RR) Life Fri, 04 Sep 2020 09:55:20 -0400
SUNY Chancellor Sends Students Home for the Rest of the Fall Semester https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5347-suny-chancellor-sends-students-home-for-the-rest-of-the-fall-semester5347-suny-chancellor-sends-students-home-for-the-rest-of-the-fall-semester https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5347-suny-chancellor-sends-students-home-for-the-rest-of-the-fall-semester5347-suny-chancellor-sends-students-home-for-the-rest-of-the-fall-semester

State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras announced that he has directed SUNY Oneonta to develop and implement a plan to send on-campus students home and cease all in-person classes and activities for the rest of the fall semester. The decision follows an outbreak of the coronavirus on campus that has so far reached over 500 cases according to the College's Covid-19 Information page. That page also lists 46 patients in quarantine as they are suspected of being positive and 117 students are in isolation after testing positive.

The college had begun a two-week “pause” period on Aug. 30 in order to focus on testing while limiting the spread of COVID-19. However, "with the increase in confirmed cases within the campus community the college now needs to take this new action to contain the virus and prevent further community spread." said SUNY Oneonta President Barbara Jean Morris, Ph.D. in an announcement on Oneonta web page

"While this is sudden news and something no one wanted, the risk to our campus and Oneonta community is too great. I know the vast majority of our students have been diligent in protecting our campus since day one. We committed to do everything we could to mitigate this situation, and today, that means ending residential housing for this semester."  

"Although this situation is unsettling, I must ask for patience and cooperation from students and families as we work to help students get home to resume remote learning as safely and quickly as possible. We will soon ask all students who have tested negative for COVID-19 to sign up for a move-out time from Friday, Sept. 4, to Monday, Sept. 7. There will also be a process for students who wish to remain on campus to request permission to do so." she added.

Several outbreaks of the virus on college campuses across the country have prompted school administrators to either outright cancel the on campus fall semester in favor of distance learning or go virtual for the first month or so. 

Students at Oneonta who have tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, been quarantined or isolated, have been strongly advised to remain on campus until they are cleared by local health officials. Students who have tested negative for COVID-19 are being directed to sign up for a move-out time from Friday, Sept. 4, to Monday, Sept. 7. There will also be a process in place for students who wish to remain on campus to request permission to do so. Classes for Friday Sept 4th have been cancelled to allow students time to prepare for the move out.

President Morris wrote "Alongside our local Department of Health, we strongly advise students who have been moved to quarantine or isolation to remain on campus until they are cleared by the Department of Health to resume normal activities. Students who need to leave before that time should contact Environmental Health and Safety Officer Peter Booth for counseling on their options and instructions for minimizing the risk of spreading the virus to their families and others with whom they may come in contact."


The college has a plan in place to issue full refunds for housing and prorated refunds for dining for students who move out of their rooms. Certain other broadly-charged fees will also be refunded on a prorated basis.

I appreciate all the efforts by SUNY, the Governor’s Office, the state and local departments of health, the City of Oneonta, the Town of Oneonta and the many SUNY Oneonta employees who have stepped up to support our students.

You can visit the SUNY Oneonta Covid-19 page for updates and details on the Move Out plans.


commandercarey@gmail.com (Peter Carey / SUNY Oneonta) Places Thu, 03 Sep 2020 16:15:30 -0400