Ryebrook's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook Fri, 05 Mar 2021 01:41:59 -0500 HamletHub.com Marla Beth Designs Launches New ‘Happy Art’ Website with Online Store https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5407-marla-beth-designs-launches-new-happy-art-website-with-online-store5407-marla-beth-designs-launches-new-happy-art-website-with-online-store https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5407-marla-beth-designs-launches-new-happy-art-website-with-online-store5407-marla-beth-designs-launches-new-happy-art-website-with-online-store

The XO, Marla Beth line includes a variety of Enowitz’s collections in a 4x4 mini size.

Marla Beth Enowitz, the abstract expressionist artist behind Marla Beth Designs, is pleased to announce the launch of her new website and online store. The shop at marlabethdesigns.com features several of the Rye Brook mompreneur’s large-scale paintings in a range of sizes as well as original mini-works.

On a mission to put a little sparkle into homes and businesses, Enowitz turned her love of painting from hobby to business once the pandemic hit. Her designs, described as equal parts whimsical and sophisticated, are often inspired by the imaginative minds of children.

“I specialize in what I like to call ‘happy art,’” Enowitz said. “My work is meant to bring people together at a time when division is all around us. Some things can still be simple and pure. The creation of Marla Beth Designs has been a way for me to turn lemons into [pink] lemonade.”

Enowitz’s acrylics flow intuitively, forming cascading organic drips and stunning marbling effects in vivid hues, evoking happiness, optimism and positivity. Her large-scale custom pieces are featured in some of the most beautiful private homes and businesses in the tri-state including The First Bank of Greenwich, The Spa at The J House and a 600 square foot mural at The Westchester.

In addition to her bespoke creations, offered in sizes from 11x14 to 24x48, Enowitz’s secondary collection, XO, Marla Beth, includes a full line of 4x4 mini original works. Shoppers also have the opportunity to commission art.

From mock-ups to masterpieces, Enowitz takes clients on a fanciful journey when she creates a custom piece with her signature design process. “I love collaborating – from concept to completion – to create art that uplifts the space,” she shared. “All commissioned pieces include virtual consultations. We begin with a color wheel to determine your preferred palette, then move to the mock-up stage and finally to your finished piece.”

In honor of the launch, Enowitz donated 90 of her XO, Marla Beth love-themed mini-works to staff and patients at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). A curated selection canvases from the limited series are also available to purchase online with new pieces added each week.

“As a mom, I’m touched by the life-changing work performed by the team at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital,” said Enowitz. “The arts are so important for children – as an emotional outlet, growth opportunity and, sometimes, a much needed distraction. The hospital’s Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy program helps children and their families understand and adjust to illness and hospitalization. My hope is to bring a smile to some of these amazing families and the staff that do so much for them.”

Visit marlabethdesigns.com to shop available offerings or commission new work. For the latest news and updates, follow Marla Beth Designs on Instagram (@marlabeth_designs).

About Marla Beth Designs

Founded by artist Marla Beth Enowitz, Marla Beth Designs is transforming homes and businesses with her uplifting ‘happy art.’ Enowitz’s signature sparkle, captured in organic drips, playful dots and mesmerizing marbling effects, inspires with a refreshing message of optimism and positivity. The Westchester County mom turned entrepreneur specializes in creating large-scale custom abstract art, working with clients from concept to completion, while also offering a full line of mini original works. For more information, visit marlabethdesigns.com.

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subscriptions@cocommunications.com (Co-Communications) Neighbors Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:30:23 -0500
Free Zoom Adoption Information Session on March 2 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5410-free-zoom-adoption-information-session5410-free-zoom-adoption-information-session https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5410-free-zoom-adoption-information-session5410-free-zoom-adoption-information-session

 

This free event is open to anyone interested in or involved with the adoption process, including professionals, community members, expectant parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees. Come and join us to learn about the domestic adoption process and meet the staff of Forever Families Through Adoption.

Please contact us to pre-register and for the meeting information at adopt@foreverfamiliesthroughadoption.org or 914-939-1180.

 

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adopt@foreverfamiliesthroughadoption.org (Forever Families Through Adoption ) Events Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:28:30 -0500
Anthony Scarpino, Former Westchester County DA, and Paul Noto, Former First Deputy DA, Honored for Outstanding Public Service https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5412-anthony-scarpino-former-westchester-county-da-and-paul-noto-former-first-deputy-da-honored-for-outstanding-public-service5412-anthony-scarpino-former-westchester-county-da-and-paul-noto-former-first-deputy-da-honored-for-outstanding-public-service https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5412-anthony-scarpino-former-westchester-county-da-and-paul-noto-former-first-deputy-da-honored-for-outstanding-public-service5412-anthony-scarpino-former-westchester-county-da-and-paul-noto-former-first-deputy-da-honored-for-outstanding-public-service

Dozens of elected officials, prominent legal figures and community leaders joined Westchester County Executive George Latimer to honor former Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. and former First Deputy District Attorney Paul J. Noto for their combined 70 years of public service at a virtual event Feb. 11 hosted by Dorf & Nelson LLP.

“I am incredibly pleased to recognize Anthony Scarpino and Paul Noto for their significant contributions to making Westchester County a more just place for all,” said Latimer. “Today, we honor them for their leadership and steadfast commitment to public service."

Scarpino and Noto both recently joined the Westchester-based private law firm Dorf & Nelson LLP as partners in the Litigation Department.

“Public service is in my DNA,” said Scarpino, who served as Westchester County District Attorney from 2017 to 2020, overseeing a staff of 120 assistant district attorneys, 34 criminal investigators and 85 support staff personnel. “For as long as I can remember, my desire has been to serve and protect people. Being able to do just that throughout my career from my time as an FBI agent, a judge, to the DA of Westchester County, I can say I never felt I worked a day in my life. It’s been truly an honor serving the people of Westchester County.”

Noto was Deputy District Attorney and Special Counsel under Scarpino from 2016 to 2020, advising the DA on significant matters related to cases and policy initiatives.

“I have always viewed public service as a force for good. It is one way you can have a positive impact on people’s lives,” said Noto.

As DA, Scarpino enacted sweeping criminal justice reform, including putting in place the Discovery statute, ending cash-bail and pre-trial detention for non-qualifying cases, and "Raising the Age" for teen offenders. He also spent 30 years as a judge in and around Westchester County, including on the New York State Supreme Court for the Ninth Judicial District. Scarpino was elected Westchester County Surrogate in 2000, and re-elected in 2010. Earlier in his career, Scarpino was a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Noto was mayor of the Village of Mamaroneck, N.Y., from 1985 to 1993 and served on the Westchester County Board of Legislators. As mayor, Noto expanded affordable housing options, including building senior housing. He also adopted a Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan resulting in zoning changes that protected the Mamaroneck waterfront. As County Legislator, he worked to limit airport expansion and co-authored groundbreaking reports on the challenges facing victims of domestic violence and child abuse.

Scarpino and Noto were presented awards by Jon A. Dorf, managing partner, Dorf & Nelson, and Jonathan B. Nelson, chair of the Litigation Department, Dorf & Nelson, in appreciation of their work.

“Public service is and always has been at the heart of our profession,” said Dorf. “We’re so pleased to recognize both Tony and Paul, esteemed community leaders, who have made a career out of building trust in the profession and making public service a priority.”

“An important measure of our firm is its character and the manner in which we give back to the community where we live and work,” said Nelson. “Today we celebrate two individuals who embody our ideals and values.”

Rounding out the event was Westchester’s First Youth Poet Laureate, Danielle Kohn of Scarsdale, N.Y., who spoke about the importance of public service.

ABOUT DORF & NELSON

Founded in 1992, Dorf & Nelson LLP is a private practice law firm headquartered in Rye, N.Y., with offices in Manhattan, Garden City, N.Y., and Los Angeles, Calif. Dorf & Nelson serves a wide range of corporations, employment and labor law, entrepreneurs, growing businesses, and successful companies as both legal counsel and trusted advisors with practice areas comprising litigation, corporate law, commercial real estate, employment and labor law, intellectual property, life sciences, medical malpractice defense, not-for-profit, and property finance. For more information, visit dorflaw.com.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Co-Communications) Neighbors Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:26:58 -0500
Ladies of Laughter Seeks Funny Women https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5413-ladies-of-laughter-seeks-funny-women5413-ladies-of-laughter-seeks-funny-women https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5413-ladies-of-laughter-seeks-funny-women5413-ladies-of-laughter-seeks-funny-women

-National Comedy Contest Continues and Expands Search-

 Comedy producers are searching for America’s funniest women in stand-up comedy, storytelling, and video shorts to take part in the Ladies of Laughter national comedy contest for cash prizes, comedy bookings, and the 2021 Ladies of Laughter titles virtually on Friday, May 7, 2021, at 7:30 pm; Friday, May 14, 2021, at 7:30 pm; and Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at 7:30 pm.

 
This year, Ladies of Laughter has expanded its reach with storytelling and video short contestants. Those chosen in these categories compete for $500.00 cash prizes and the opportunity to have their story and video shown at theaters in the 2021-22 Ladies of Laughter national tour.
 
The stand-up competition prizes include the Professional Winner receiving close to $10,000 in paid bookings with the Ladies of Laughter National Tour at theaters with previous years’ winners. All winners and runner-ups will receive a case of Hint water, compliments of our Hint water sponsors.
 
“Since it was first introduced into comedy clubs in 1999, the Ladies of Laughter series has awarded comedy bookings, major publicity, and thousands of dollars to aspiring comediennes and has been a driving force behind women getting to the next level in their comedy careers,” said Executive Producer, Peggy Boyce.  
 
The events have led contestants to appearances in local and national media, including ABC-Television, Comedy Central, and FOX-TV, and even featured stories in the New York Times, with winners receiving major paid bookings from comedy clubs and theaters across the United States.
 
In the stand-up comedy division, Ladies of Laughter have separate categories for “Professionals” and “Newcomers.” Contestants chosen to compete will be judged on audience response, originality, material, and delivery by a panel of entertainment industry judges.
 
Those interested in entering the Ladies of Laughter competition should go to  www.ladiesoflaughter.org. Contestants must be eighteen years or older and must enter before Tuesday, April 20, 2021, to be considered for the 2021 competition. Contestants are urged to apply early.
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commandercarey@gmail.com (HH) Neighbors Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:51:08 -0500
Greenwich International Film Festival Social Impact Film Showcase Kicks Off Tomorrow! https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5411-greenwich-international-film-festival-social-impact-film-showcase-kicks-off-tomorrow5411-greenwich-international-film-festival-social-impact-film-showcase-kicks-off-tomorrow https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5411-greenwich-international-film-festival-social-impact-film-showcase-kicks-off-tomorrow5411-greenwich-international-film-festival-social-impact-film-showcase-kicks-off-tomorrow

Greenwich International Film Festival Social Impact Film Showcase February 18-21

The films included in the Social Impact Film Showcase are ASIAFATHER (OATC)IN THE NAME OF THE LAND (AU NOM DE LA TERRE),  MARVELOUS AND THE BLACK HOLE ROSE PLAYS JULIESHIVA BABY, THERE IS NO EVIL (SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD), THE BOY FROM MEDELLÍN, CHOCOLATE ROAD, THROUGH THE NIGHT.
 
Q&A SCHEDULE:
 
ROSE PLAYS JULIE - Saturday, 2/20 at 12:00 PM EST - Moderator: Colleen deVeer Director Christine Molloy & Joe Lawlor Cast: Ann Skelly, Orla Brady From The Rowan Center Luke Robbins, Director of Counseling.
 
IN THE NAME OF THE LAND - Saturday, 2/20 at 2:00 PM EST - Moderator: Renee Ketcham Director Édouard Bergeon Cast: Guillaume Canet Translator Ellen Sowchek, Expert: Jack Algiere, Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
 
CHOCOLATE ROAD - Sunday, 2/21 at 12:00 PM EST - Moderator: Samantha Ryan Director, Tanya Chuturkova. (EDIT- ADD) Producer: Kim E. Wang Key subjects: Maribel Lieberman, Mikkel Friis-Holm.
 
The award ceremony for the Best Social Impact Film will take place virtually on Saturday, February 20 at 5pm EST.  The winner of the Best Social Impact Film will be awarded $10,000 from Ann Bresnan Young.  The winner will be selected by GIFF jurors Ann Bresnan Young, President of the Bill and Ann Bresnan Foundation, Ryan Harrington, VP of National Geographic Documentary Films and filmmaker Eric Heimbold, Owner of Marabou Pictures LLC & Eric Heimbold Studio.

More information on the Social Impact Film Showcase can be found at https://www.greenwichfilm.org/. Please let us know if you are interested in coverage.

 
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kerry@ducey.org (Greenwich International Film Festival ) Events Wed, 17 Feb 2021 12:23:48 -0500
Smart D2 Playrooms Partners with Ronald McDonald House https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5409-smart-d2-playrooms-partners-with-ronald-mcdonald-house5409-smart-d2-playrooms-partners-with-ronald-mcdonald-house https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5409-smart-d2-playrooms-partners-with-ronald-mcdonald-house5409-smart-d2-playrooms-partners-with-ronald-mcdonald-house

Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley announced their partnership with Smart D2 Playrooms, a lifestyle playroom brand that designs high-end playrooms and gives back to the community through their Flower Power Fund.

Smart D2 Playrooms plans to remodel the existing playroom at the Ronald McDonald House that was built almost decade ago when the House first opened. The playroom is dedicated in memory of Jamie Levy, the niece of Ronald McDonald House Board Chairman, Rich Landau whose family named the room in her honor.

Smart D2 Playrooms Co-founders Denise Davies and Karri Bowen-Poole are going to completely transform the space into a vibrant, modern educational playroom for the families served by the Ronald McDonald House. “Smart D2 Playrooms started the Flower Power Fund initiative as a way to give back to our community and every year we will transform a playroom for a nonprofit organization,” said Davies. “We are thrilled to work with Ronald McDonald House this year and be a part of their anniversary celebration while helping to make a difference in the community,” added Bowen-Poole. Smart D2 Playrooms is on a mission to change the way kids play and their products are designed by child development experts who understand how to engage children in all types of play and learning.

As part of Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley's 10 year anniversary, Smart D2 Playrooms is giving the playroom a much needed update next month including: new interactive toys, a reading corner, a safe climbing structure, new entryway doors, lighting and carpeting. “As we celebrate our 10 year anniversary of keeping families together and facilitating access to the best pediatric medical care in our community, we are thrilled that Smart D2 Playrooms is donating their talent to remodel our playroom for the children who will call the House their home,” said Christina Riley, Executive Director of RMHGHV. “So many families will enjoy this new interactive, safe and colorful play space for another decade and beyond.”

 For more information on RMHGHV visit www.rmh-ghv.org or https://www.facebook.com/rmhghv/

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kerry@ducey.org (pr2) Places Tue, 09 Feb 2021 09:12:16 -0500
Greenwich International Film Festival Announces 2021 Lineup With Social Impact Film Showcase https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5408-greenwich-international-film-festival-announces-2021-lineup-with-social-impact-film-showcase5408-greenwich-international-film-festival-announces-2021-lineup-with-social-impact-film-showcase https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5408-greenwich-international-film-festival-announces-2021-lineup-with-social-impact-film-showcase5408-greenwich-international-film-festival-announces-2021-lineup-with-social-impact-film-showcase

Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) announced today the lineup of films for their Social Impact Film Showcase, which will take place from February 18-21, 2021. This year’s virtual Festival will feature ten critically acclaimed films from diverse filmmakers from the US and across the globe. The Showcase will also include a variety of panels, Q&As with cast and filmmakers, as well as an award ceremony for the Best Social Impact Film, presented by Ann Bresnan Young. 

GIFF was swift to adapt to a virtual platform for the 2020 Film Festival and this year they are focusing on a carefully curated list of films that celebrate GIFF’s mission to harness the power of film to serve the greater good. The films in this Showcase highlight important issues relating to basic human rights, education, health care and maternal issues.   

“We are delighted to share with the community our 2021 virtual social impact film slate which consists of ten wonderful and inspiring films from 10 different countries.  With the pandemic in full force, mounting racial tensions globally and a large part of our audience spending more time at home with their families, film has the power to help us reclaim our common humanity. Additionally, as an all female founded and run festival, we are thrilled that 6 of our 10 films showcased this year are directed by women.  We are very proud of our selection and are so excited for our seventh season,” said Colleen deVeer, GIFF Co-Founder/Director of Programming. 

The Showcase will include the US premieres of Édouard Bergeon’s IN THE NAME OF THE LAND and Srdan Golubović’s FATHER (OTAC) and the world premiere of Tanya Chuturkova’s documentary CHOCOLATE ROAD.  GIFF is thrilled to partner with Renée Amory Ketcham, Focus on French Cinema and Alliance Française of Greenwich for the screening of Édouard Bergeon’s IN THE NAME OF THE LAND, as well as the Simon & Eve Colin Foundation for the screening of Ruthy Pribar’s ASIA. 

The award ceremony for the Best Social Impact Film will take place virtually on Saturday, February 20 at 5pm EST.  The winner of the Best Social Impact Film will be awarded $10,000 from Ann Bresnan Young.  The winner will be selected by GIFF jurors Ann Bresnan Young, President of the Bill and Ann Bresnan Foundation, Ryan Harrington, VP of National Geographic Documentary Films and filmmaker Eric Heimbold, Owner of Marabou Pictures LLC & Eric Heimbold Studio. 

Passes to the virtual Festival are available for $75 at www.greenwichfilm.org.

The films confirmed for the GIFF Social Impact Film Showcase are listed below.  Select interviews are available upon request, pending filmmaker availability.  

NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS: 

ASIA 

Writer/Director: Ruthy Pribar

Producers: Yoav Roeh, Aurit Zamir

Cast: Alena Yiv, Shira Haas, Tamir Mulla, Gera Sandler 

Asia and Vika are more like sisters than mother and daughter. Young mom Asia hides nothing about her work-hard, play-hard lifestyle, and expects the same openness and honesty from teenage Vika. But Vika is at an age where privacy and independence are paramount, and inevitably begins to rebel against her mom’s parenting style. With two stubborn and opinionated women under one roof, Asia finds herself in new territory and stumbles to achieve a balance between asserting her parental authority and respecting her daughter’s point of view. When health issues lead Vika to be confined to a wheelchair and her need for romantic experiences and sexual exploration becomes more urgent, Asia realizes she must get out of the way so that her daughter can live her life. In her debut feature film, Israeli filmmaker Ruthy Pribar focuses on a pair of Russian immigrants in Israel, candidly exploring the challenges of motherhood and the desires of the differently-abled.

This screening is presented by the Simon & Eve Colin Foundation.

FATHER (OTAC)

**US PREMIERE**

Director: Srdan Golubović

Writers: Srdan Golubović, Ognjen Sviličić

Producers: Jelena Mitrovič, Čedomir Kolar, Alexander Ris, Marc Baschet, Danis Tanović, Boris T. Matić, Lana Matić, Danijel Hočevar, Amra Bakšić Čamo, Adis Djapo

Cast: Goran Bogdan, Boris Isaković, Nada Šargin, Milica Janevski, Muharem Hamzić Ajla Šantić, Vahid Džanković, Jovo Maksić, Milan Marić, Nikola Rakocevic 

A small town in Serbia. Nikola, day laborer and father of two, is ordered to give up his children to social services after poverty and hunger drive his wife to commit a desperate act. Until he can provide adequate conditions for their upbringing, the children will be placed in foster care. Despite Nikola’s best efforts and several appeals, the head of the social services center refuses to return his children and his situation seems hopeless. But when Nikola discovers the local administration may be corrupt, he decides to travel across Serbia on foot and take his case directly to the national ministry in Belgrade. Against all odds and driven by love and despair, this father refuses to give up on justice and his right to raise his children.

IN THE NAME OF THE LAND (AU NOM DE LA TERRE)

**US PREMIERE**

Director: Édouard Bergeon

Writers: Édouard Bergeon, Bruno Ulmer, Emmanuel Courco

Producers: Christophe Rossignon, Philip Boëffard, Patrick Quinet, Guillaume Canet

Cast: Guillaume Canet, Veerle Baetens, Anthony Bajon, Rufus, Samir Guesmi, Yona Kervern

Pierre was 25 when he returned from Wyoming to his fiancée Claire and took over the family farm. Twenty years later, the business has grown, and so has his family. Happy days on the surface, but the debts are accumulating and Pierre is exhausted from work. Despite the love of his wife and children, he gradually sinks. Built like a family saga, and according to the director's own story, the film takes a human perspective on the evolution of the agricultural world over the past 40 years.  

This screening is presented by Renée Amory Ketcham, Focus on French Cinema and Alliance Française of Greenwich. 

MARVELOUS AND THE BLACK HOLE 

Writer/Director: Kate Tsang

Producer: Carolyn Mao

Cast: Miya Cech, Rhea Perlman, Leonardo Nam, Kannon Omachi, Paulina Lule, Keith Powell

A teenage delinquent (Miya Cech) befriends a surly magician (Rhea Perlman) who helps her navigate her inner demons and dysfunctional family with sleight of hand magic. A coming of age comedy that touches on unlikely friendships, grief, and finding hope in the darkest moments. 

ROSE PLAYS JULIE 

Writer/Director: Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor

Producers: David Collins, Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor, Eoin O'Faolain, Duncan Western

Cast: Ann Skelly, Orla Brady, Aiden Gillen 

ROSE PLAYS JULIE is the story of a young woman searching for her biological mother. Set against a backdrop of misogyny, revenge and longing, Rose undertakes a journey that leads her to revelations that are both devastating and dangerous.

SHIVA BABY

Writer/Director: Emma Seligman

Producers: Kieran Altmann, Katie Schiller, Lizzie Shapiro

Cast: Rachel Sennott, Dianna Agron, Molly Gordon, Danny Deferrari, Polly Draper, Fred Melamed 

A near college graduate, Danielle, gets paid by her sugar daddy and rushes to meet her neurotic parents at a family shiva. Upon arrival, she is accosted by various estranged relatives about her appearance and lack of post-grad plans, while her confident ex-girlfriend, Maya, is applauded by everyone for getting into law school. Danielle's day takes an unexpected turn when her sugar daddy, Max, arrives at the shiva with his accomplished wife, Kim, and crying baby. As the day unfolds, Danielle struggles to keep up different versions of herself, fend off pressures from her family and confront her insecurities without completely losing it. 

THERE IS NO EVIL (SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD)

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof

Producers: Mohammad Rasoulof, Kaveh Farnam, Farzad Pak, Christoph Thoke

Cast: Ehsan Mirhosseini, Baran Rasoulof, Jila Shahi, Mohammad Seddighimehr, Mohammad Valizadegan, Mahtab Servati, Darya Moghbeli, Salar Khamseh, Alireza Zareparast, Kaveh Ahangar, Shaghayegh Shourian

Working in defiance of a lifelong ban on filmmaking, dissident director Mohammad Rasoulof delivers a piercing drama about a subject he knows well: the costs of living under a repressive, brutal government. Winner of the Golden Bear, the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival, THERE IS NO EVIL is a film in four chapters, each telling a different story related to the death penalty in contemporary Iran. The first story concerns a family man who, as we come to see, pays a grave moral price for his comfortable middle-class life. The second and third chapters focus on conscripted soldiers – in Iran, it is often these men are forced to perform executions – and both segments explore the tension and turmoil that can come with such harsh coercion. The final section involves a family secret, which brings the film to its powerful conclusion. Suspenseful, mysterious, and shot through with a sense of urgency, Rasoulof's work bears the mark of an artist who sets his own terms – and who knows just how to captivate an audience.  THERE IS NO EVIL is a Kino Lorber release. 

DOCUMENTARIES:

THE BOY FROM MEDELLÍN

Director: Matthew Heineman

Producers: Juan Camilo Cruz, Myles Estey, Matthew Heineman, Joedan Okun

Key Subjects: J Balvin

From Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy-Nominated filmmaker Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, City of Ghosts, A Private War) comes an astonishingly intimate portrait of one of the biggest international music superstars of our time. THE BOY FROM MEDELLÍN follows J Balvin as he prepares for the most important concert of his career--a sold-out stadium show in his hometown of Medellín, Colombia. But as the performance draws ever closer, the streets explode with growing political unrest, forcing the Latin Grammy-winning musician to wrestle with his responsibility as an artist to his country and his legions of fans around the globe. As the public pressure of the approaching concert heightens, behind the scenes Balvin also continues to deal with the anxiety and depression that has plagued him for years. Shot entirely in the dramatic week leading up to the concert, THE BOY FROM MEDELLÍN gives us unprecedented access to the “Prince of Reggaeton,” and provides an immersive look into one of the most pivotal and emotionally charged moments of his life.

CHOCOLATE ROAD 

**WORLD PREMIERE**

Director: Tanya Chuturkova

Producers: Takayuki Yasuda, Kim E. Wang, Tanya Chuturkova, Muneo Wakabayashi

Key Subjects: Maribel Lieberman, Susumu Koyama and Mikkel Friis-Holm

CHOCOLATE ROAD is a discovery of where chocolate comes from. Three renowned chocolatiers – Maribel Lieberman, Susumu Koyama and Mikkel Friis-Holm – take us through the process of craft chocolate-making, starting from the plantations and all the way to the final chocolate piece. On their journey, each of them finds how important it is to know the roots of their prime material – the cacao bean, and the social impact of the people involved in the chocolate production chain.

THROUGH THE NIGHT

Director: Loira Limbal

Producer: Loira Limbal, Jameka Autry, Sally Jo Fifer, Justine Nagan, Chris White

Key Subjects: Deloris “Nunu” Hogan, Patrick “Pop Pop” Hogan, Marisol Valencia, Shanona Tate

THROUGH THE NIGHT is a cinema verité portrait of three working NY mothers whose lives intersect at a 24-hour daycare center: a mother working the overnight shift as an essential worker at a hospital; another holding down three jobs to support her family; and a woman who for over two decades has cared for the children of parents with nowhere else to turn.  

GIFF works to bridge the worlds of film, finance, and philanthropy and this year they are using their platform to give back to the local community through the Community Impact Awards and Make An Impact campaign.  GIFF is honoring six local organizations with the Community Impact Award and $100,000 in GIFF Grant Funding.  GIFF is also highlighting another 15 organizations, known as Community Champions, and engaging the local community to learn more and get involved to #makeanimpact.  The Award recipients and Community Champions will be celebrated at the Community Impact Award Ceremony on February 6. 

Those who RSVP to this complimentary event will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Community Champion for a chance to win the Audience Choice Award, which includes a $10,000 grant from The Stapleton Family Foundation.  For more information, please visit  www.greenwichfilm.org

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kerry@ducey.org (Greenwich International Film Festival) Events Tue, 02 Feb 2021 14:12:28 -0500
Ronald McDonald House Appoints New Board Member https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5405-ronald-mcdonald-house-appoints-new-board-member5405-ronald-mcdonald-house-appoints-new-board-member https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5405-ronald-mcdonald-house-appoints-new-board-member5405-ronald-mcdonald-house-appoints-new-board-member

Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley announced the appointment of Raquel Raoul as a new board member effective this month. Raoul joins a board of directors made up of 14 members from throughout Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Connecticut.

Raoul, a resident of Poughkeepsie, serves as a Director of Nursing (DON) at Maria Ferari Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. She holds a master’s degree in nursing and a bachelor’s degree in finance. Raquel brings nine years’ experience in pediatric and adult nursing specialties and leadership roles.

She also brings firsthand experience from the point of view of a family who has been a beneficiary of the service Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley provides. Having been a guest of the House in 2018 when her daughter was a patient in the hospital. Prior to her career in nursing Raquel held positions in the financial industry working with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and other local banks. As a strong advocate for hands on learning, Raoul enjoys helping the community increase its overall health and well-being.

She has devoted time in the past to community outreach programs such as Faith and Flavor, Feed the Homeless programs, and more recently at the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley (RMGHV). “Ronald McDonald House holds a very special place in my heart since we were guests a few years ago when my daughter was a patient at the hospital,” said Raoul. “I am truly looking forward to being an active board member and helping to continue the great work being done in this organization.”

Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley provides families with children facing medical challenges an atmosphere of comfort, hope and courage, keeping them close to the care and resources they need. The House has 12 bedrooms that are filled to capacity almost every night and provides meals, laundry and respite services for families during their stay. Located on the campus of Westchester Medical Center the House is just steps away from Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Since opening in 2011, more than 2,000 families have called the House their home and has saved families over $5,000,000 in out-of-pocket lodging and meal costs. In May, the House will celebrate ten years of keeping families together and close to the medical care their child needs. For more information on RMHGHV visit www.rmh-ghv.org or https://www.facebook.com/rmhghv/

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kerry@ducey.org (pr2) Neighbors Thu, 28 Jan 2021 09:57:47 -0500
Cuomo Announces Eight Community Vaccination Kits Deployed to Churches & Cultural Center https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/politics/5406-cuomo-announces-eight-community-vaccination-kits-deployed-to-churches-cultural-center5406-cuomo-announces-eight-community-vaccination-kits-deployed-to-churches-cultural-center https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/politics/5406-cuomo-announces-eight-community-vaccination-kits-deployed-to-churches-cultural-center5406-cuomo-announces-eight-community-vaccination-kits-deployed-to-churches-cultural-center

Manhattan Site at Abyssinian Baptist Church Opened Sunday, January 17; All Other Sites Opened Monday, January 18

Furthers Governor's Directive to Distribute Vaccine in Communities Underserved by Traditional Health Care Institutions

More Photos of Abyssinian Baptist Church Site Here

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced eight community vaccination kits have been deployed to churches and cultural institutions in New York City, Long Island and Westchester. These sites bolster New York State's efforts to equitably distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to communities of color and low-income communities that are underserved by traditional healthcare institutions. The Manhattan site at Abyssinian Baptist Church opened yesterday and the remaining sites opened today, January 18. Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III of the Abyssinian Baptist Church was the first to be vaccinated at the site. The sites opened to all eligible New Yorkers. The state is planning similar pop-up vaccination sites in upstate communities.

Since federal supply severely limits the ability to distribute vaccines, New Yorkers are encouraged to remain patient and are advised not to show up at vaccination sites without an appointment. New York's vast distribution network and large population of eligible individuals far exceed the vaccine supply coming from the federal government. This week, New York is only receiving 250,000 doses from the federal government for a universe of over 7 million people who are eligible.

"The State is working quickly to open vaccination sites across the state to get needles into the arms of eligible New Yorkers as quickly and fairly as possible, despite the low supply from the federal government," Governor Cuomo said. "We've said from day one of the vaccination effort that we will not allow communities of color and low-income neighborhoods in healthcare deserts to be left behind when it comes to the COVID vaccination effort. Churches and cultural institutions are critical partners in this effort, and these eight sites will help get the vaccine to more eligible New Yorkers faster even as we contend with the federal government's supply shortages."

The establishment of these eight sites was made possible through partnerships with both SOMOS and Northwell Health. The eight sites are located at the addresses below:

Opened January 17

  • Manhattan: Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 W 138th St., New York, NY 10030

Opened January 18

  • Brooklyn: Christian Cultural Center, 12020 Flatlands Ave., Brooklyn, 11207
  • Bronx: Community Protestant Church 1659 E Gun Hill Rd, The Bronx, NY 10469
  • Queens: Queens Baptist Church, 93-23 217th St., Queens Village, NY 1142
  • Nassau County: Grace Cathedral International, 886 Jerusalem Ave., Uniondale NY, 11554. 
  • Suffolk County: Prayer Tabernacle COGIC, 3550 Great Neck Rd., Amityville, NY 11701
  • Staten Island: Mt. Sinai Center for Community Enrichment, 382 Jersey St., Staten Island, NY 10301
  • Westchester County: Calvary Baptist Church, 188 Orawaupum St., White Plains, NY 10606

SOMOS Community Chairman Dr. Ramon Tallaj said, "During the first wave of the pandemic, and through our years of work treating lower income communities of color - who historically fall through the cracks - my network has created a national model of quality, preventative healthcare on behalf of the most underserved communities of the United States—a model based on cultural competency, increased access, equity, and the ability of community-based medicine to successfully address the social determinants of health. Now, amidst a COVID 19 vaccine roll-out marked by mistrust, scarcity, and urgency, this national model has never been so critical to protecting our people - in New York and nationally in similar communities. With the support of city & state leadership like Governor Cuomo and faith leaders like Reverend Butts and community icons like Ruth Hassell Thompson - and a steady allocation of vaccine doses, my network alone can reach over 1 million high-need, at-risk New Yorkers in a month. These are New Yorkers who would never go to a hospital to be vaccinated. But they'll come to see their family doctors. And that's who we are. But we need the doses consistently in order to deliver on that promise. I cannot underscore this enough: doses in our hands means doses in New Yorker's arms. We're grateful for our ongoing collaboration with Governor Cuomo, who recognizes this urgency and the ability of our network to do what we do best: serve the underserved, treat our own neighborhoods, and vaccinate the members of our hardest-hit communities."

"The COVID-19 vaccinations Northwell is administering today at Grace Cathedral International in Uniondale and Prayer Tabernacle Church in Amityville are an important step in our outreach efforts to communities of color that were hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic," said Northwell Health President & CEO Michael Dowling. "As part of the Health Equity Task Forces that Governor Cuomo has established statewide, Northwell is taking the lead on Long Island, working with leaders of diverse communities on how best to inform and educate residents about the availability, efficacy and safety of the vaccines."

The state has continued to build Community Vaccination Kits and work with public housing officials, churches, and community centers to support these efforts and deploy kits to the appropriate locations. Each kit includes step-by-step instructions for how to set up a site, and critical supplies and equipment such as:

  • Office Supplies
  • Workstation Equipment
  • Communications Equipment
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Lighting Equipment
  • PPE
  • Crowd/Traffic Control Equipment
  • Vials
  • Syringes
  • Room Dividers
  • Privacy Curtains 
     

The opening of these sites furthers Governor Cuomo's goal of ensuring the fair and equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. In late 2020, the Governor announced the launch of New York's Vaccine Equity Task Force chaired by Secretary of State Rossana Rosado, Attorney General Letitia James, National Urban League President & CEO Marc Morial, and HealthfirstPresident & CEO Pat Wang. The Task Force is working to ensure vulnerable and underserved communities are not left behind by breaking down the barriers to vaccination and ensuring there is equitable distribution of the vaccine across the state.

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kerry@ducey.org (Office of the Governor. ) Politics Tue, 19 Jan 2021 13:03:17 -0500
Local High School Student Creates Non-Profit to Help New Americans with Diaper Essentials https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5404-local-high-school-student-creates-non-profit-to-help-new-americans-with-diaper-essentials5404-local-high-school-student-creates-non-profit-to-help-new-americans-with-diaper-essentials https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5404-local-high-school-student-creates-non-profit-to-help-new-americans-with-diaper-essentials5404-local-high-school-student-creates-non-profit-to-help-new-americans-with-diaper-essentials

“Diaper Bag Essentials for Refugee Mothers”

Ariel Kirman, a high school junior, has created a non-profit called “DENA” which stands for Diaper Essentials for New Americans to help refugee and immigrant new mothers.

Ariel created the 501(c)3 non-profit organization to raise money to purchase diaper essentials for new mothers who come to the United States. While a number of charities, like diaper banks, provide diapers to low-income new mothers, Ariel discovered that there is a gap when it comes to other essential diaper supplies such as diaper bags, baby wipes, changing pads, and anti-rash products. Ariel formed DENA to fill this gap for new Americans, who often lack not only the means to buy these supplies, but often also the knowledge to seek them out.

DENA works with immigrant and refugee service groups to get these essential baby products into these new mothers’ hands. In only a few months, DENA has rapidly expanded and has partnered with four refugee organizations including IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services), the first organization to sign on, located in New Haven, to which it sends diaper essentials to be distributed to the new mothers they serve in Connecticut. Ariel expects to sign up a half dozen new partners in the coming months, focusing on organizations located in Connecticut, New Jersey and her home state of New York.

Working with other high school volunteers across the tri-state area, Ariel is focused on making sure that 100% of raised funds go to purchase the DENA “starter diaper bag kits.” She is working with Google’s Nonprofit initiative and has obtained a $10,000 per month Google Ad allowance to minimize marketing costs.

As the daughter of refugees herself, this project is personal for Ariel. She knows how much her own refugee family benefited from others who chose to help them start their life in America. DENA is part of the way she’s hoping to close the circle and give back to a new generation of those in need.

Ariel came up with the idea last summer while volunteering at IRIS, where she continues to volunteer, preparing teaching tools for immigrants and refugees. After preparing a presentation on diaper bags, she realized that diaper bags might be too expensive and unknown for struggling immigrant and refugee moms. She decided to do something about it and created DENA.

As Ariel says, “The mission is to fill this critical need by working with partner organizations to spread the use of these essential baby supplies in immigrant and refugee communities. I want our newest Americans to also be healthy Americans.”

Follow DENA on its Facebook page (here) where supporters can follow the impact of DENA’s efforts and a website (https://www.dena.charity) where supporters can donate. 100% of donations go toward purchasing diaper bag supplies for immigrants and refugees.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Tue, 19 Jan 2021 05:58:38 -0500
County Executive Latimer Promotes Blanca Lopez To Senior Operations Position https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5403-county-executive-latimer-promotes-blanca-lopez-to-senior-operations-position5403-county-executive-latimer-promotes-blanca-lopez-to-senior-operations-position https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5403-county-executive-latimer-promotes-blanca-lopez-to-senior-operations-position5403-county-executive-latimer-promotes-blanca-lopez-to-senior-operations-position

Westchester County Executive George Latimer is proud to announce the promotion of Blanca Lopez, M.S. to serve as the County’s new Assistant Director of Operations.

Currently, Lopez serves the County as an adviser on Fair and Affordable Housing.  She also serves as liaison to various county departments such as Planning, Probation, Correction, Emergency Services, Human Rights Commission and the Office for People with Disabilities. Since June, she has also served as the Team Leader for Staff Liaisons for the County’s Police Reform Task Force.

Latimer said: “Blanca is an integral part of our decision making team and has shown her immense abilities – particularly on her work during Census 2020 and the Housing Needs Assessment – during these past three years. Her dedication to the people of this County is on display every day. This promotion is well-earned.”

López said: “Working with County Executive Latimer each day to serve the people of this County is an honor. I look forward to continuing our great work on behalf of the hardworking residents of the County in this new role.”

As Assistant Director, Blanca will lead oversight of all county housing related programs, oversee the recommendations and implementation of new policies coming out of the Police Reform Task Force across all County departments, and continue to work with the Probation Department on Raise the Age implementation.

López’s experience span the areas of housing, community development, immigration, education and nonprofit management.  She is an advocate for affordable housing and community services for vulnerable families and individuals living in Westchester County. She was born in Peru, and migrated to the United States at 8 years of age. 

Director of Operations Joan McDonald said: “Blanca has been a key member of the Operations team since Day 1. We know she will continue to advance these important initiatives in her new role.”

López has a Bachelor’s Degree in Latin American and Latino Studies from Fordham University and a Master’s Degree in Urban & Public Policy and Management from the New School University.  She is a Fellow of the New York Immigration and Social Justice Institute’s Immigrant Advocacy Fellowship Program and was honored by The Business Council of Westchester as one of Forty under Forty Rising Stars in 2011.

López is also the first Latina elected to office in the Villages of Port Chester and Rye Brook, serving as Trustee for the Port Chester-Rye Union Free Board of Education from 2009 through 2012.  In 2016, she was recognized by then New York State Senator George Latimer for her noteworthy achievements as part of the Women of Distinction event Honoring Women in New York.  

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kerry@ducey.org (County Executive Latimer ) Neighbors Mon, 18 Jan 2021 11:12:29 -0500
School Library System's virtual conference puts digital equity in the spotlight https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5402-bridging-the-digital-equity-divide5402-bridging-the-digital-equity-divide https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5402-bridging-the-digital-equity-divide5402-bridging-the-digital-equity-divide

The Southern Westchester BOCES School Library System's 2021 conference, “Bridging the Digital Equity Divide,” gets underway on Jan. 26 with a keynote address by Dr. Jen Cannell, School Library Program Director at St. John Fisher College and former New York Library Association President and Capital Region BOCES SLS Director.

The virtual event goes beyond what an in-person conference can provide, SLS Supervisor Eleanor Friedman says. She and her team have reinvented an annual event that has become a favorite of school librarians in this region and beyond.

Register here.

“For my planning purposes, it was how can we take the conference experience that we all know and love — librarians cherish that chance to come together — and go beyond,” Ms. Friedman said. "This enables us to broaden our reach, replicate the in-person experience as closely as possible, and create an experience that extends over time to present the opportunity to attend more sessions than possible before."

The one-day, in-person conference offered a choice of 10 workshop sessions, but participants could only pick two from the simultaneous offerings. The 2021 SLS Virtual Conference is spread over six days, with alternating morning and afternoon session times and an asynchronous option via recorded sessions. Participants can take in the entire event, keynote addresses and all.

At no more than a three-hour commitment per day, the conference is more flexible and more accessible than its prior iteration. What hasn’t changed is the substance. Digital equity is a pressing issue, and librarians are on the frontlines of leveraging technology to bring high quality instruction to every student.

Participants can choose from sessions that include, Advocacy Without Awkwardness, Bridging the Reading Gap During Hybrid Learning, Redefining the Library Through STEAM, Family Involvement Through Social Platforms, Library and Technology Partner to Bridge the Digital Divide, Padlet Possibilities, Celebrating Culture and Identity: Books as Windows and Mirrors, and Translating our Practice.

Dr. Lisa Grillo, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at Howard University and a regular consultant colleague with the SWBOCES Center for Professional Development, delivers the closing keynote, encouraging participants to continue the work that needs to be done on digital equity.

"SWBOCES couldn't address a more critical issue at a more critical time in our nation,” Dr. Grillo said. “The digital divide has persisted for decades. Now it is time for us to seriously examine the issue and commit ourselves to action as we concertedly bridge this divide as education professionals."

Register here.

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kerry@ducey.org (Brian Howard) Neighbors Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:31:02 -0500
Miriam E. Rocah and County Police Chiefs Statement on White Nationalist and White Supremacist Intimidation of County Residents https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/publicsafety/5401-miriam-e-rocah-and-county-police-chiefs-statement-on-white-nationalist-and-white-supremacist-intimidation-of-county-residents5401-miriam-e-rocah-and-county-police-chiefs-statement-on-white-nationalist-and-white-supremacist-intimidation-of-county-residents https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/publicsafety/5401-miriam-e-rocah-and-county-police-chiefs-statement-on-white-nationalist-and-white-supremacist-intimidation-of-county-residents5401-miriam-e-rocah-and-county-police-chiefs-statement-on-white-nationalist-and-white-supremacist-intimidation-of-county-residents

District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah, New Rochelle Deputy Police Commissioner Robert Gazzola, Scarsdale Police Chief Andrew Matturro,  Sleepy Hollow Police Chief Anthony Bueti, Tarrytown Police Chief John Barbelet,  White Plains Police Chief Joseph Castelli, AndYorktown Police Chief Robert Noble’s statement on a statement on white nationalist and white supremacist intimidation of county residents.

In recent weeks, the jurisdictions listed above have encountered a number of incidents in which stickers carrying white nationalist and white supremacist messages and promoting groups that support these beliefs have been placed in public spaces.

These stickers were found in areas that are home to or frequented by racial and ethnic minorities. We strongly condemn these actions to the extent that they are intended to intimidate and cause fear in our communities.

The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office and police departments around the county are working together to investigate these incidents and all incidents targeting people because of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or political beliefs.

The perpetrators of one of these acts were caught on camera, and we are circulating images of them with this statement. If you have information about the identity of these persons, please contact the Sleepy Hollow Police Department Detective Division at 914-631-0300.

The District Attorney’s Office and law enforcement agencies are committed to keeping our communities safe while also respecting the First Amendment rights of all Americans.

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kerry@ducey.org (Westchester DA) Public safety Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:27:59 -0500
Ronald McDonald House Launches COVID Relief Plan https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/5398-ronald-mcdonald-house-launches-covid-relief-plan5398-ronald-mcdonald-house-launches-covid-relief-plan https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/5398-ronald-mcdonald-house-launches-covid-relief-plan5398-ronald-mcdonald-house-launches-covid-relief-plan

Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley recently launched a COVID Relief Plan to enable the organization to continue providing critical services to families experiencing medical crisis during this global pandemic. Through this plan the House, a registered 501c3 non-profit organization, can provide immediate needs such as food and shelter to families with children receiving medical treatment at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla and other local pediatric medical facilities.

For almost a decade, Ronald McDonald House which is just steps away from the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center has provided a home away from home for more than 2,000 families with hospitalized children in critical condition, saving them over $5 million dollars in lodging and meal costs.

Even during a pandemic, children still get very sick or injured requiring medical care and families need support for that care may be far from home. Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, when the House was forced to close its doors, the organization continued to help the families in need by providing accommodations offsite at local hotels and Airbnb homes to keep families close to their child and his/her medical care. The House also provides daily meals, snacks and personal care products for all the families and has continued to do so during this pandemic.

In July Ronald McDonald House re-opened to continue their mission of keeping families close, but with a number of limitations to assure the safety of everyone. 

Ongoing COVID restrictions have led to a restricted number of volunteers permitted onsite, so all of the necessary things volunteers do for families – donating, preparing and serving meals – have stopped. The immediate needs that will be supported by the COVID Relief Plan will include continued support through ongoing programs, such as the: Meals that Heal program – to give families one less thing to worry about during their stay at the Ronald McDonald House; and providing personal protective equipment for staff and families.

In addition, there are new initiatives necessary to provide support during the changing times, including remote education resources (e.g., access to technology and broadband) for young students and their parents staying at the house and mental health support for staff and families. “The stress and uncertainty that we all experienced this year remind us of what families with critically ill children face every day,” said Anthony Trimarchi, RMHGHV Board Member. “The COVID Relief Plan will enable us to continue to support these families as we fully re-open our House in the upcoming months.” 

Donations to the Ronald McDonald House COVID Relief Plan can be made at https://give.rmh-ghv.org/campaigns/16693-covid-relief-plan

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kerry@ducey.org (pr2) Charities Wed, 13 Jan 2021 12:19:41 -0500
New York's COVID Vaccine Distribution Program https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5399-new-york-s-covid-vaccine-distribution-program5399-new-york-s-covid-vaccine-distribution-program https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5399-new-york-s-covid-vaccine-distribution-program5399-new-york-s-covid-vaccine-distribution-program

New York State is distributing the COVID-19 vaccine in phases based on need and risk. New Yorkers in Phase 1a and Phase 1b currently are eligible for the vaccines. Eligible groups include doctors, nurses and health care workers, and now people age 65 and over, first responders, teachers, public transit workers, grocery store workers and public safety workers. All vaccinations are by appointment only.


Am I Eligible? Visit the Am I Eligible Tool and complete a simple set of questions to determine if you are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine here. If you are eligible, the Am I Eligible tool will return a list of providers near you that you can contact to schedule an appointment. You may also schedule an appointment is through the COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline, which is open 7AM - 10PM, 7 days a week, for scheduling vaccination appointments for eligible New Yorkers: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

Please note, Governor Cuomo has said that unless the federal government increases New York’s supply, it will take 14 weeks (through April 16th) to vaccinate Phase 1a and 1b. At this time, vaccines are not available to the general public. NYSDOH has indicated that they expect vaccines for patients beyond Phase 1B to become available in spring or early summer 2021.
 
This process is going to take a long time. Everyone, including those who have received the vaccine, must continue to wear a mask, social distance, and avoid gatherings with people outside of your household.
 
Need More Information? Need Help? Call the New York State Vaccination Hotline: 1-833-697-4829 (833-NYS 4 VAX).  

Sign Up for COVID and Vaccine Updates from NYS

New York State will distribute the COVID-19 vaccine in phases based on need and risk. The State is managing the vaccine program and authorizes the vaccination sites. Please sign up to receive updates every weeknight from the State.

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kerry@ducey.org (Town of New Castle) Life Wed, 13 Jan 2021 12:11:31 -0500