Somers's HamletHub Sat, 09 Dec 2023 06:30:08 -0500 Brewster Library Book Sale Taking Place NOW!


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Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley Event at American Christmas Holiday Lane


Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley (RMHGHV) recently announced their partnership for the upcoming holiday season with American Christmas by MK Illumination in Mt.Vernon. This marks the second year for this collaboration and will include a RMHGHV event to be held on Saturday, December 16th at Holiday Lane at American Christmas. Guests will be immersed in a 30-minute walk-through experience complete with beautiful twinkling lights, large scale decor and animatronics. The attraction at Holiday Lane is twice as big as last year and guests can take a stroll through a Dickens holiday village, have a seat on Santa’s chair or take a photo with one of the 50 plus mesmerizing lighted scenes. Children of all ages and adults alike will enjoy the holiday magic while supporting a local charity. All proceeds from ticket sales that day as well as a portion of the retail store sales will be donated directly to RMHGHV to support their 100 Nights of Hope Season of Giving campaign.

The RM House, located just steps away from the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, provides a home away from home for families of sick children. When families face medical challenges the House offers an atmosphere of comfort, hope and courage, keeping them close to the care and resources they need. The RM House has 12 bedrooms that are filled to capacity almost every night and provides meals, laundry and respite services for families during their stay.

“In line with the spirit of the holiday season for which our company is known, our team aims to bring joy and happiness to families throughout Westchester with our Holiday Lane,” said Dan Casterella, CEO American Christmas.“For years we have been providing Ronald McDonald House with a 15 foot giant Christmas tree to bring holiday cheer to the families staying at the House.We are thrilled to be fostering this relationship and to help Ronald McDonald House support families directly this holiday season.” 

American Christmas has been a leader in the holiday decorating industry since 1968, and their work is on full display at some of the most famous Christmas sites in the US from the Rockefeller Center Channel Gardens Angels, to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, to Saks Fifth Avenue. Locally, American Christmas opened its first retail store in 2021 to offer residents the opportunity to buy commercial and residential holiday decorations during any time of the year. American Christmas is located at 30 Warren Place, Mt Vernon, Tickets for the RMHGHV event on December 16th from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. can be purchased online at

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How to Handle Differing Politics in the Family

Politics & the Family

Presented by Braver Angels

Saturday, December 2nd, 1 PM - 3:30 PM

Family relationships can become casualties of a toxic political environment. Family members are having bitter political arguments, avoiding each other, or even cutting off lifetime relationships.

If you want to preserve important family bonds while still being true to your values and political beliefs, this in-person workshop will offer you:

• Insight into why family differences over politics are uniquely challenging

• Recognition of common roles that family members play in political conversations

• Strategies and skills for handling family political differences in a constructive way

Although the focus is on family relationships, you can use learnings in this workshop with any loved one. You’ll laugh and have some fun in this workshop—it won’t be all serious. After all, we all come from quirky families.

Register                     Calendar

The Somers Library ~ (914) 232-5717 ~

Our programs are supported by the Friends of the Somers Library through our patrons' generous contributions

The Somers Library ~ (914) 232-5717 ~

Our programs are supported by the Friends of the Somers Library through our patrons' generous contributions.

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Watch It's a Wonderful Life LIVE at Lewisboro Library on Dec. 15

"It's a Wonderful Life" - Live on Friday, December 15 at 7:00 pm

Come see “It’s a Wonderful Life” as a live radio play! The beloved holiday classic, immortalized on film by James Stewart and Donna Reed, is brought to life in a whole new way by Apple Tree Productions.

The stage play is a one-hour adaptation written to replicate a live radio show circa 1946, with the cast gathered around microphones and live sound effects. This production is suitable for all ages.

In lieu of an admission fee, we ask that attendees bring an item to donate to our collection box for the Community Center of Northern Westchester’s “Share the Warmth” Drive. The Community Center is seeking donations of new hats, gloves, socks and warm cozy blankets for children ages infant through 18 years. Let’s rally our community like the residents of Bedford Falls rally around George Bailey!

Please register HERE.

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Town of Somers Holiday Celebrations

Town of Somers Holiday Celebrations


Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Sunday, December 3 3:00 PM - Nativity Scene Dedication and Blessing Sponsored by: The Msgr. Raymond M. Collins Council 6205 of the Knights of Columbus

3:30-5:00 PM - Photos with Santa in the meeting room, Somers Historical Society Open House on the 3rd floor, Holiday Music & Sing- a- Long, Complementary Hot Cocoa, on the front Lawn. Sponsored by: Somers LIONS Club, Somers Historical Society Somers Chamber of Commerce, Somers Girl Scout Troop 1455

3:30 PM – throughout the Holiday Season - Town Christmas Tree Tradition Take a photo of your children in front of the Town Christmas Tree with a 6’ ruler

Annual Town of Somers Menorah Lighting

Thursday, December 7, 2023
The festivities begin at 5:15pm at the Somers Town House and the lighting is at 6pm.

Holiday Clothing Drive for Children in Israel

For boys and girls clothing, ages 3-12. All items must be new with tags. Coats, sneaker, sweatshirts without words, boys navy or black chino pants, girls solid winter tops.

There will be a drop off box at the Somers Menorah Lighting event.

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Intuitive Astrology December 2023

New Cold Moon -There will be a New Moon on December 12. 2023.

This New Moon is also known as the New Cold Moon. This is because of the official start of winter and how the temperatures get colder. The December New Moon is also called the New Long Nights Moon because December is the shortest day of the year. Another nickname for the New Moon is the Oak Moon. The name of the December New Moon changes depending on which lunar cycle it starts. For example, in 2023, the December 12 New Moon began the December Full Moon cycle. In other years, the New Moon in December may create the following year's January Full Moon Lunar Cycle. It is worth noting that this New Moon is the last one before the Winter Solstice. Cold Full Moon. Use this time to set your intentions! Especially for what you want to accomplish in the New Year!

There will be a Full Moon on December 27, 2023. This Full Moon will be in Cancer.
Cold Full Moon-There will be a Full Moon on December 27, 2023. This Full Moon will be in Cancer
Many names know the December full moon, which holds different meanings for various cultures. In the Northern Hemisphere, it is commonly referred to as the Full Long Nights Moon because it coincides with the winter solstice, the longest night of the year. While some cultures associate this full moon with warmth, others link it to the cold light it casts upon the long winter nights and call it the Cold Moon. The Full Long Nights Moon is a time for introspection and rest. You can take advantage of this period to focus on tying up loose ends and finishing the little things you've left hanging throughout the year. It is a time of endings and new beginnings. Allow yourself to rest and heal from everything that has hurt you over the year, and focus instead on new goals for the upcoming year. Different cultures have different associations with the December full moon. Some prefer staying in a cozy home beside a fireplace, surrounded by family and friends. In contrast, others consider it the perfect time to open up their homes and provide warmth to those they love and those most vulnerable to the cold of winter.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 22) —Happy Birthday Sagittarius! Pay attention to your life outside of work and watch for a potential love interest who may try to catch your attention. Your creative ideas and wishes may bring you newfound success and prosperity, so don't be afraid to take risks and think outside the box. If you encounter a dispute, remember to defend what is rightfully yours and gather your resources accordingly. Avoid complaining this week, as it may cause you to lose sight of the bigger picture. Remember that anything you touch has the potential to be improved, and your loved ones are proud of your accomplishments.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 20) —Avoid letting your fears and worry affect your self-esteem or make you nervous. Over the next few days, you must stand up for yourself. Remember that you are good at what you do, and others recognize your abilities. New relationships take off. An opportunity to travel presents itself. Tie up loose ends where possible.

Aquarius (January 21 – February 19) —Being blunt positively changes essential unions. Allow for quiet times to restore your focus and optimism. A loss of heart at work suggests the need to revitalize projects colleagues are encouraging. Think "team player." Clients are kind, and investors tend to be forthcoming with funds. Focus more on your own goals and dreams. Avoid doing anything hasty. Avoid being impulsive. Otherwise, this could cause you to overlook details, causing mistakes you don't want to make.

Pisces (February 20 – March 20)—Others around your work or business may resort to unreasonable methods or business strategies. Try not to lower yourself to their level. You may feel at a disadvantage in the short term. Over time, your reputation for integrity will make up the difference. Focus on the people that matter to you. Family matters take center stage. Provide your children with the extra attention they need.

Aries (March 21-April 20) —Your passion inspires people you don't know. You are not that far off from reaching your goals. Clearing out excessive clutter will help you focus more. One way to ensure your success is to create your own path. Finances are a focal point.

Taurus (April 21-May 21) —Don't let your passionate nature hinder essential decisions. You may command an audience over the next few days; don't expect everyone to jump to your every request.

Gemini (May 22- June 21) —Increased financial growth depends on your state of mind. Think positively with a "can do" attitude. Try taking on new responsibilities at work. Your passion and bigheartedness will shine through. Two fellow employees may help to mediate office politics.

Cancer (June 22 – July 22) —You can only decide if circumstances favor you. A significant life change will help renew energy. This could involve a relationship or a career move. You find the answers you have been seeking from those you trust.

Leo (July 23 – August 23) —Be cautious about gossip and not let it influence your actions. This week seems to be filled with laughter and light-hearted moments. Your emotions regarding a relationship will impact its direction, so paying attention to them is essential. Your decision on a particular matter will satisfy those who matter to you. Additionally, there might be a friendly competition that takes on a more competitive edge, so be prepared for that.

Virgo (August 24 – September 22) —This month, you feel optimistic and ready to take on new challenges. You have the skills necessary to achieve your goals and are confident in your ability to hit the ground running. While planning is essential, sometimes you must roll up your sleeves and get to work. Every experience teaches you something new about yourself, so note what you learn. Remember that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to, and always give credit where credit is due. Take some time to contemplate and organize your thoughts to stay focused.

Libra (September 23 –October 22) —if things don't go as planned, try to hide your disappointment. You're known for being patient, and that's good because sometimes you have to wait for events to fall into place. If you want to do something wild, do it in private. Laughter is good medicine today. You might get lucky over the next few days, even if you don't feel exceptionally competent. Join others who share your dreams and work together to make them happen.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) —When communicating information, it's important to consider who your audience is and what they need to know. To make the message clear and easy to understand, keep sentences short and straightforward and only include necessary information.


Francine Tesler, Psychic Medium Medical Intuitive. Psychic Medium for People that usually don't go to psychics. So what do you Really Want to Know?For more information, contact Francine at ,  , call 914.469.6693, or visit

For entertainment purposes only.The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of HamletHub.

]]> (Francine Tesler, Psychic Medium Medical Intuitive) Life Thu, 30 Nov 2023 04:38:42 -0500
Nutcracker for Kids at the Yorktown Stage

Dance for Joy Nutcracker for Kids is a one hour, condensed and narrated version of the full story of the Nutcracker.

It allows audience members of all ages to experience the magic of the Nutcracker during the holiday season!

2023 Dates

December 16 Saturday, 2:30pm, 5pm

December 17 Sunday, 2:30pm

Yorktown Stage

268 Veterans Road

Yorktown Heights, NY 10598


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Up to 60% off Relaxing CyberMonday Gifts on Amazon

This holiday season, give the gift of serenity with our carefully curated selection of spa and relaxation treasures. Whether you're shopping for a loved one or treating yourself, these best-selling indulgences are the perfect way to elevate the art of self-care. As Cyber Monday dawns, unlock exclusive discounts of up to 60% off regular prices, transforming these luxurious items into the ideal presents for anyone seeking tranquility and relaxation.

Please note: HamletHub News is an Amazon Affiliate – go to the end of the article for more details.  Our suggestions are based on best-seller items with the favorable reviews. 

1.     Nodpod Gentle Pressure Sleep Mask: Tranquil Serenity for Restful Sleep Experience the soothing embrace of the Nodpod Gentle Pressure Sleep Mask. With a patented design for even pressure distribution, adjustable straps, and light-blocking fit, it's your tranquil oasis for relaxation. Use it for sleep, travel, meditation, or yoga – the perfect gift for restful rejuvenation. Indulge in serenity here.

2.     THE COMFY Original Wearable Blanket: Cozy Comfort for Every Occasion Unleash the joy of coziness with THE COMFY Original, the oversized wearable blanket that's perfect for any occasion. Ideal for gifting, it combines extreme comfort with a plush sherpa exterior and luxurious microfiber interior. Wear it anywhere for the ultimate warmth and relaxation. Wrap yourself in comfort here.

3.     TOLOCO Massage Gun Deep Tissue: Relieve muscle fatigue with the TOLOCO deep tissue massage gun, offering 3200 rpm and seven adjustable speeds. Its silent motor ensures a quiet operation, and the smart LED touch screen allows easy control. With 10 massage heads for versatile use, this percussion massager promotes blood circulation and alleviates soreness. Enjoy up to 6 hours of use on a single charge. Buy the TOLOCO massage gun here on Amazon for a thoughtful and practical gift for loved ones.

4.     BodyRestore Shower Steamers: Indulge in a spa-like experience with BodyRestore Shower Steamers, a 15-pack of aromatherapy shower tablets. Infused with natural essential oils, these shower steamers offer Eucalyptus, Mint, Menthol, and Nasal Congestion Relief for a relaxing night's rest. Dissolve the tablets in your bathtub to wash away stress and fatigue, releasing potent aromatherapy scents. Unlike standard shower bombs, these tablets last longer, providing a deluxe home spa experience. With 15 individually wrapped pieces, this set offers more value for a delightful and rejuvenating self-care routine or a perfect gift. Surprise your loved ones with this unique and thoughtful gift here on Amazon.

5.     Nekteck Shiatsu Foot Massager: Indulge in ultimate foot relaxation with the Nekteck Shiatsu Foot Massager. This multi-functional device offers preset massage modes, adjustable air compression, and soothing heat to target foot reflex zones and improve overall foot wellness. The built-in air compression technology enhances blood circulation and reduces muscle stiffness. The deep-kneading nodes imitate professional massage techniques, alleviating foot soreness and muscle tensions after a long day. The foot sleeves are detachable and breathable for easy cleaning. Treat yourself to foot bliss, available here on Amazon.

6.     Comfytemp Weighted Heating Pad: Experience ultimate relaxation with the Comfytemp Weighted Heating Pad for Neck and Shoulders. Filled with micro-glass beads, it simulates the sensation of being held, effectively soothing muscle tension and pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Choose from 9 heat settings and utilize the 11 auto-off timers for a customized heat therapy experience. The stay-on function ensures continuous pain relief, and the countdown display helps manage therapy time. With its larger size, curved high-collar, and even heat distribution, this heating pad offers comprehensive coverage. The soft flannel fabric is machine-washable for convenience. Indulge in comforting pain relief, available here on Amazon.

7.     Boriwat Back Massager with Heat: Indulge in ultimate relaxation with the Boriwat Back Massager. Larger in size, it perfectly conforms to neck and back curves, offering a comfortable massage experience. Featuring two heating zones with two levels, the electric massager releases soreness and fatigue simultaneously on the neck and back. The 3 adjustable intensities—low, medium, and high—cater to various age groups and fatigue levels. With 4 deep kneading shiatsu massage nodes, this massager effectively soothes muscle fatigue and stiffness. An ideal gift for loved ones, it brings the luxury of a deep tissue massage to your home. Explore this stress-relieving experience, available here on Amazon.

8.     Bamboo Bathtub Tray Table - Collapsible & Adjustable: This bamboo tray elevates every bath into a spa-like retreat. Transform your bathroom into a relaxing haven by laying out scented candles, oils, or a favorite book. The adjustable design fits various tub sizes securely, with non-slip silicone grips ensuring stability. Crafted from Moso bamboo wood and coated with waterproof lacquer, this tray blends functionality with aesthetic appeal. Thoughtful compartments for wine glasses, phones, tablets, and luxurious items add convenience and elegance to your bathing experience. Embrace sustainable luxury with responsibly-sourced bamboo, available here on Amazon.

This Cyber Monday, discover the joy of giving the gift of relaxation. From the cozy warmth of a weighted heating pad to the invigorating scents of eucalyptus shower steamers, these spa-inspired treasures are designed to bring moments of tranquility to your loved ones or even yourself. With discounts of up to 60%, now is the time to embrace the spirit of giving and elevate self-care to new heights. Don't miss the chance to unwrap these luxurious experiences at unbeatable prices – a holiday gift that keeps on giving. Shop now and infuse the season with the joy of serenity.

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Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for Fun, Creativity, and Relaxation

Introducing a collection of extraordinary gifts that promise to elevate playtime, relaxation, and creativity. From mesmerizing shape-shifting cubes to crafting adventures with Pierre the Penguin, brain-boosting STEM games, illuminated nighttime fun, skill-enhancing toss-and-catch games, and ultimate cozy storytime, this holiday season is all about the joy of giving. Dive into a world of endless possibilities and discover the perfect present for every age and interest! 

The following list contains Amazon* best selling affiliate links. Some have CyberMonday specials going on right now! So if you thinking of purchasing - now might be a good time.

  1. SHASHIBO Shape Shifting Box: Transformative Fidget Fun Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of SHASHIBO, an award-winning fidget cube with 36 rare earth magnets, offering over 70 shape-shifting possibilities. Designed for mind-challenging fun, this cube is a sensory delight that builds skills and fosters coordination. Crafted by Fun in Motion Toys, it's a captivating journey into creativity. Purchase here.

  2. The Woobles Beginners Crochet Kit - Pierre The Penguin: Craft Your Joy Embark on a crochet adventure with The Woobles Beginners Crochet Kit featuring Pierre the Penguin. Tailored for beginners, Pierre comes with a pre-started crochet piece and user-friendly video tutorials. Enjoy unlimited support and unleash your creativity with Easy Peasy Yarn. Craft your masterpiece here.

  3. ThinkFun Gravity Maze: A Brain Game and STEM Toy: Building Minds, One Move at a Time Join the global ranks of families trusting ThinkFun's Gravity Maze Marble Run. This STEM toy develops critical skills, spatial reasoning, and planning in players aged 8 and up. With 60 challenges ranging from beginner to expert, it's a thrilling journey of strategic fun. Elevate your gaming experience here.

  4. TOSY Flying Disc: Light Up the Night Illuminate your outdoor adventures with the TOSY Flying Disc, boasting 36 super bright LEDs. This game-changer is 100x brighter than other light-up discs, featuring smart modes and motion sensors. Rechargeable and ready for action, it's the perfect gift for outdoor enthusiasts. Light up your games here.

  5. Pindaloo Skill Game Toy: Endless Fun and Skill Development Discover Pindaloo, the latest skill toy set designed to stimulate brain, eye, and hand activities. This challenging yet fun juggling and ball toss-and-catch game is based on a simple loop principle. Once you master the basics, unlock a world of endless throwing and catching tricks for interactive and educational play. Master the loop here.

  6. 50 Pcs Fidget Toys Pack: Sensory Extravaganza for All Ages Delve into the world of fidgety delights with our 50 Pcs Fidget Toys Pack – the ultimate collection for stress relief and endless fun. From pop sensations to squishy wonders, this set is perfect for kids, teens, and adults seeking moments of relaxation. Explore the sensory journey here.

  7. Highlights for Children 'TWAS The Night Before Christmas Book and Reindeer Plush Set: A Cozy Christmas Adventure: This 2-piece Snuggle Stories ensemble is perfect for all ages, making it an ideal Christmas gift that will keep the holiday spirit alive for years to come. Snuggle up with the super-soft reindeer plush, a delightful reading companion that adds an extra touch of magic to storytime. The plushie features a pouch in front, ensuring the storybook can be easily carried for car rides or visits to grandma’s house, making it a charming addition to any bedroom or reading nook.- Get Yours Here.

  8. Amazon Fire 7 Kids Tablet: A Tech Wonderland for Young Explorers: Explore endless possibilities with the Amazon Fire 7 Kids Tablet, the best-selling 7" kids tablet on Amazon in 2022. Designed for ages 3-7, it offers an ad-free, secure environment with robust parental controls. With a 30% faster quad-core processor and 16 or 32 GB internal storage, kids can enjoy up to 10 hours of their favorite games, apps, and videos. The tablet's durability is ensured by the included Kid-Proof Case with a built-in stand. A comprehensive bundle features a 1-year subscription to Amazon Kids+ and a worry-free 2-year guarantee. Elevate learning and playtime with the Fire 7 Kids Tablet - Get Yours Here and let the adventures unfold!

Give the gift of joy, creativity, and relaxation this holiday season. Each item in this guide promises a unique and memorable experience, bringing smiles to faces young and old. Happy gifting!


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A Guide to Elevating Small Businesses This Small Business Saturday

Today, November 25, 2024, marks the celebration of Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting and showcasing the incredible small businesses that make our community unique. As we dive into the holiday season, let's take a moment to appreciate the charm and character that local businesses bring to our neighborhoods.

What is Small Business Saturday?

Small Business Saturday, nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is a day dedicated to promoting and supporting small businesses in our community. This initiative, first introduced in 2010 by American Express, encourages shoppers to shift their focus from big-box retailers to the local shops that add vibrancy and personality to our towns and cities.

How to Support Small Businesses Today:

  1. Shop Local: The most direct way to support small businesses is by shopping locally. Take a stroll through our community or our online local vendors and explore the unique products and services offered by your neighborhood shops. From handmade crafts to one-of-a-kind gifts, you're sure to find something special for everyone on your holiday list.

  2. Dine at Local Restaurants: Consider dining at a locally-owned restaurant today. Many eateries offer delicious dishes made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. By choosing local restaurants, you not only enjoy a unique dining experience but also contribute to the success of small business owners.

  3. Spread the Word: Help boost the visibility of your favorite local businesses by sharing your experiences on social media. Use the hashtag #ShopSmall and let your friends and family know about the fantastic finds and excellent services available in our community.

  4. Purchase Gift Cards: If you're not sure what to buy, consider purchasing gift cards from local businesses. This allows your loved ones to choose their own unique items while supporting the community.

  5. Attend Local Events: Check out any special events or promotions hosted by small businesses in the area. Many businesses may offer discounts, live entertainment, or other festivities to make your Small Business Saturday experience even more enjoyable.

You can also support a small business without spending money. Show your love for local businesses by engaging with them on social media. Leave positive reviews on platforms like Yelp, Google, or Facebook. Like, comment, and share their posts to help increase their online visibility. Additionally, consider suggesting local businesses in relevant Facebook groups, helping others discover the hidden gems in our community.

This Small Business Saturday, let's come together as a community to celebrate the local businesses that make our town special. By choosing to shop and dine locally, we not only find unique treasures but also contribute to the growth and success of the entrepreneurs who shape the character of our community. Need help finding a local business? Reach out to our Chamber of Commerce!

Remember, every purchase made at a local business and every positive interaction on social media is a vote for the continued vibrancy of our community. So, get out there, explore the treasures of our town, and make this Small Business Saturday a day to remember!

Leave your favorite small business in the comments below!


]]> (Maggie Carey, Master It Media) Life Sat, 25 Nov 2023 09:01:59 -0500

As we gather around the table with family and friends, our hearts swell with gratitude for the moments that make life truly special. This Thanksgiving, let's embrace the warmth of togetherness, the joy of shared laughter, and the comfort of cherished traditions

In the spirit of the season, did you know that Benjamin Franklin once proposed the turkey as the national bird of the United States? While the bald eagle ultimately won that debate, let's take a moment to appreciate our feathered friends and the quirky historical twists that add flavor to our Thanksgiving celebrations.

From our HamletHub family to yours, we extend our heartfelt wishes for a Thanksgiving overflowing with warmth, love, and moments that create lasting memories. Thank you for being a part of our community, and may your holiday be filled with the essence of gratitude and the joy of the season.



]]> (Maggie Carey, Master It Media/Hamlethub) Life Thu, 23 Nov 2023 07:34:41 -0500
Women's History Institute Now Accepting For 2024 Summer Fellowship Program

Historic Hudson Valley’s Women’s History Institute is now accepting applications for the 2024 Summer Research Fellowship program, which supports college and graduate students engaged in scholarly research connected to the lives of women in the Hudson Valley throughout the centuries.

Over the course of their residency, fellows will have exceptional access to Historic Hudson Valley’s library, archive, and manuscript collections, which contain over 15,000 books and more than 3,000 manuscripts. The research supports Historic Hudson Valley’s efforts to continue to build a body of scholarship that will add to the interpretation of our sites as well as future digital projects. Past fellows have included a medical student researching home remedies in 16th- and 17th century recipe books to an undergraduate student studying how changes to the law affected an 1800s divorce case.

Fellowship stipends are $3,000 for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 3 months between June 1, 2024 – August 31, 2024. Research fellows are expected to produce an article or mid-term report in addition to a final report on their findings in consultation with Historic Hudson Valley’s Librarian.

Applications for the Fellowship can be found at and must be submitted by December 31, 2023 to be considered. Only U.S. citizens, permanent residents and foreign nationals who have a valid visa and/or who have been residents in the United States for three years as of January 31, 2023 may apply.

More about the Women’s History Institute

The Women’s History Institute fosters a deeper understanding of the women who shaped the culture and chronicle of the area, including the diverse women who lived and worked on our sites, and offer a contemporary audience the resources necessary to take inspiration from their history.

More information about the institute can be found at

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The Christmas Star with Joe Rao Virtual, Wednesday, November 29th, 6 PM - 7 PM

Join Somers Library for a very popular program dealing with what is perhaps the most famous astronomical event in all history – the Star of Bethlehem. What occurred in the skies of that time which might have lived on through the centuries as the Christmas Star? Was it a supernatural phenomenon, or was it a natural astronomical occurrence; a function of the inexorable laws of physics, appearing in the night skies at the time of the Nazarene’s birth? Modern astronomy has an explanation – or rather, several possible explanations.

In this PowerPoint lecture, Joe Rao, an Associate and guest lecturer at New York’s Hayden Planetarium, explores the many fascinating possibilities. Could it have been a dazzling fireball meteor? A spectacular comet? An exploding star or nova? Or perhaps a rare and unusual configuration of the planets? All the evidence of history and modern astronomy is woven into the answer to create a different kind of Christmas story . . . just in time for the holiday season.

This is a shared program with Hendrick Hudson Free Library, Somers Library and Bedford Hills Free Library.

]]> (Somers Library) Life Tue, 21 Nov 2023 02:04:22 -0500
LinkedIn Local Event Brings Business Professionals Offline!

LinkedIn Local Hudson Valley is back, and they are taking networking to the next level!

LinkedIn Local is a global movement to bring LinkedIn connections offline, fostering real relationships beyond profiles. This event is not about selling; it's about inspiring, motivating, collaborating, and strengthening our local business community.

Join this incredible in-person event where you can connect with local professionals, exchange ideas, and build meaningful relationships.

 Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2023

 Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 Location: Hathaway Hall @ Sam's of Gedney Way, White Plains, NY, USA

 Event Highlights:

  • Venue & Catering Sponsor: Sam's of Gedney Way & NY Hospitality Group - A special thank you for making this event possible!
  •  Networking: Whether you're a LinkedIn pro or just getting started, this event is for YOU. Expand your network, and have a great time!
  •  Grazing Station: Indulge in a delectable spread as you mingle and connect.
  •  Education Session: Gain insights from experts in the field.
  •  Cash Bar: Unwind and continue the conversation over your favorite drinks.
Hosted by Pasquale Palumbo of CPC Wealth Management, Maggie Carey of Master It Media, and Cameron Toth of Toth Event Staffing.

Featured Panelists:

  •  Rob Genovesi, Unleash My Beast Brand
  •  Lizette Sinhart, Compass Westchester
  •  Cameron Toth, Toth Event Staffing

Proceeds of ticket sales will be donated to Sound Business, Inc. SBI fosters systemic socio-economic change through its grassroots initiatives, which educate, organize, and mobilize.

Don't miss the chance to network with professionals in style! Get your tickets and more information at



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Town of Somers Holiday Celebrations

Town of Somers Holiday Celebrations
Join us in ringing in the Holiday Season at the Elephant Hotel, a National Historic Landmark
Decorated by the Somers Historical Society

Sunday, December 3
3:00 PM - Nativity Scene Dedication and Blessing

Sponsored by:
The Msgr. Raymond M. Collins Council 6205 of the Knights of Columbus

3:30-5:00 PM - Photos with Santa in the meeting room, Somers Historical Society Open House on the 3rd floor,

Holiday Music & Sing- a- Long, Complementary Hot Cocoa, on the front Lawn.

Sponsored by: Somers LIONS Club, Somers Historical Society

Somers Chamber of Commerce, Somers Girl Scout Troop 1455

3:30 PM – throughout the Holiday Season - Town Christmas Tree Tradition
Take a photo of your children in front of the Town Christmas Tree with a 6’ ruler
Watch your children and the tree grow each year.

5:00 PM - Christmas Tree Lighting
Supervisor Scorrano, accompanied by Santa and Town Board Members

Thursday, December 7

Menorah Lighting Ceremony – First night of Chanukah
6:00 PM - front lawn, refreshments to follow in the meeting room.
Somers Historical Society Open House on the 3rd floor.
Sponsored by Chabad of Yorktown


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