Somers's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/somers Fri, 25 Sep 2020 15:20:45 -0400 HamletHub.com 10 Ways to Experience the Beauty of Fall in Putnam and Dutchess Counties - 2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/places/5107-10-ways-to-experience-the-beauty-of-fall-in-putnam-and-dutchess-counties-20205107-10-ways-to-experience-the-beauty-of-fall-in-putnam-and-dutchess-counties-2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/places/5107-10-ways-to-experience-the-beauty-of-fall-in-putnam-and-dutchess-counties-20205107-10-ways-to-experience-the-beauty-of-fall-in-putnam-and-dutchess-counties-2020

When the weather is cool and the leaves begin to turn, Putnam and Dutchess Counties truly come alive. We have some of the most incredibly picturesque landscapes as the leaves change color. But don’t just view it, experience it. Here are 10 of our favorite ways to experience the beauty of fall in Putnam and Dutchess Counties, NY.

Please follow state guidelines requiring everyone to wear face coverings and to social distance.

1. Dykeman Farm: At Dykeman’s, you can meander through the pumpkin patch and pick your own pumpkin while enjoying the fall foliage. It’s also a great place to purchase some farm fresh vegetables. Open weekends, pumpkin picking is offered every weekend in October. Located at Dykeman Lane, Pawling N.Y.  

2. Salinger’s Orchards: It’s apple season at Salinger’s. Here in their Putnam County Orchard, Salinger’s grows 18 varieties of New York’s finest apples. The harvest times are different for each, but check their website for the schedule. They bake daily too. Try their home-made donuts and take home some mouthwatering pies. Located at Guinea Road, Brewster, NY

3. Southern Dutchess Flea Market: Formerly Stormville Flea Market, what better way to spend your Saturdays from September 26th through November 7th then browsing through a huge variety of merchandise in an open-air market! They’re one of New York’s largest outdoor flea markets with over 600 vendors. Located at 428 NY-16 Stormville, NY

4. Bannerman Castle Tours: One of the best things to do along the Hudson River is to visit Pollepel Island, a tiny jewel in the Hudson Highlands. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the island, visit the famous Bannerman Castle ruins, and a hike to the summit on Bannerman Island. The fall foliage is bound to be stunning. Tours are offered on select days from September through October. Located at Beacon Institute Floating Dock, Beacon, NY

5. Cold Spring Historic District: On the shores of the Hudson River this picturesque town has a unique collection of antique shops, coffee houses, and restaurants. It’s a great way to spend a chilly afternoon and admire the changing leaves. Located in Cold Spring, NY

6.West Point Foundry Preserve: An outdoor museum in Cold Spring, it showcases the remains of foundry buildings and interpretive features that tell the story of the site’s contribution to the Industrial Revolution and the Civil War, as well as the land’s astonishing ecological renewal. It’s a great place to escape life’s background noise while connecting with the valley’s past. Located at 80 Kemble Ave., Cold Spring, NY

7. Boscobel Gardens: Overlooking Constitution Marsh, Boscobel’s landscape showcases dramatic views of the Hudson River and is even more striking as the foliage changes in vivid color. They’re open for outdoor programs and admissions. Located at 1601 NY-9D, Garrison, NY 

8. Magazzino Italian Art Museum: Reservations are required to visit this museum devoted to Postwar and Contemporary Italian art. Located at 2700 U.S. 9, Cold Spring, NY

9. Liberty Paint Ball: There are 17 unique playing fields featuring two and three-story towers, helicopters, spaceships, tanks, trenches, and much more! It’s a fun way to warm up when there’s a chill in the air. Saturday and Sunday all year-round by reservation only. Located at 50 Thunder Ridge Road, Patterson NY

10. Soukup Farms Harvest Festival:  Pick your own pumpkin and get lost in the hay-maze. Fun for the whole family. Enjoy pumpkin pie and other fall treats. Sunday, Oct 19 & 20. Located at 271 Halls Corners Rd, Dover Plains, NY.

Are there any other autumn activities in Putnam or Dutchess counties you think people will enjoy? Share in the comments below! 


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commandercarey@gmail.com (Sandy Ruyack) Places Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:59:58 -0400
Federal Judge Orders Census to continue through Oct. 31st https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/life/5104-federal-judge-orders-census-to-continue-through-oct-31st5104-federal-judge-orders-census-to-continue-through-oct-31st https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/life/5104-federal-judge-orders-census-to-continue-through-oct-31st5104-federal-judge-orders-census-to-continue-through-oct-31st

The deadline for U.S. citizens to fill out the 2020 census has been extended to October 31st by a Federal Judge in California.

The ruling, issued Thursday by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh for the Northern District of California requires the Census Bureau to keep trying to tally the country's residents through Oct. 31.

That ruling is expected to be appealed by the Justice Department in what has become the latest twist in a long-running political dispute over the once-a-decade survey of the United States population.

The new timeline hopes to account for delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The original deadline was July 31 and had been pushed back to September 30th. In July, the Census Bureau's director, Steven Dillingham said that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the bureau, had directed them to speed up all counting efforts in order to provide, by law, a report to the President by December 31st.

The census helps determine the amount of federal funds allotted to each state for various needs.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer issued the following statement in support of the ruling:

“The decision to extend the deadline for the 2020 Census to October 31 is a major win for ensuring the most accurate Census count, especially when so much is at stake for Westchester County, including both representation and the potential loss of billions of federal dollars. This funding, which is allocated based on population, can be used for our schools, infrastructure, roads, hospitals, fire departments, day cares, after school programs and more. It is understandable that our focus may have shifted over these past few months during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is more important now than ever that everyone take a few moments to fill out their Census forms. This extension allows more time for everyone to participate.” 

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Peter Carey) Life Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:01:19 -0400
3 Killed in One Car Crash on Cross County Parkway https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/publicsafety/5103-3-killed-in-one-car-crash-on-cross-county-parkway5103-3-killed-in-one-car-crash-on-cross-county-parkway https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/publicsafety/5103-3-killed-in-one-car-crash-on-cross-county-parkway5103-3-killed-in-one-car-crash-on-cross-county-parkway

1 teen and 2 men in their 20's were found deceased at the scene.


At 2:26 a.m. this morning, Westchester County Police received numerous calls regarding a single car accident on the eastbound Cross County Parkway in Mount Vernon, near the Hutchinson River Parkway.  Responding Westchester County Police officers found the wreckage of a blue Toyota in the center lane of the Parkway. Within the wreckage, officers found the body of a 16-year-old female passenger. The bodies of two other passengers, a 22-year-old male and a 24-year-old male, we found outside of the vehicle.  All of the deceased are believed to be residents of the Bronx and their identities are being withheld pending the notification of their families.

The driver of the vehicle, a 21-year-old Bronx man, escaped with a minor hand injury and was taken to Westchester Medical Center for treatment. His identity is being withheld pending notification of the families of the deceased.

The cause of the accident is under investigation and the Cross County Parkway remains closed eastbound between the southbound Hutchinson River Parkway and New Rochelle Road at this time.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Westchester County) Public safety Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:37:21 -0400
Have a Roaring Good Time at Lasdon Park and Meet Its Newest Employee - Lexi the T-Rexi https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/places/5102-have-a-roaring-good-time-at-lasdon-park-and-meet-its-newest-employee-lexi-the-t-rexi5102-have-a-roaring-good-time-at-lasdon-park-and-meet-its-newest-employee-lexi-the-t-rexi https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/places/5102-have-a-roaring-good-time-at-lasdon-park-and-meet-its-newest-employee-lexi-the-t-rexi5102-have-a-roaring-good-time-at-lasdon-park-and-meet-its-newest-employee-lexi-the-t-rexi

Take a stroll through the prehistoric era and learn about dinosaurs from virtual host Lexi the T-Rexi at the Dinosaur Garden at Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, in Somers. It’s as easy as ready, aim, zap! The garden is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Dinosaur Garden comes alive with the help of the Zappar app, where park goers can download the free app to scan signs along the path to make Lexi appear and act as tour guide for preschoolers and their parents. Visitors are prompted to take a picture with the T-Rexi at the end of the tour and share on social media using #LexiAtLasdon.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “The Dinosaur Garden at Lasdon Park has always been a unique park feature, now with the digital component making it interactive and social, it solidifies the park as a stand out, not-to-miss Westchester destination.”

The dinosaurs were recently refurbished by Genesis Pro Painting and Restoration in Bedford Hills and the path has been roped and widened.

Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial is a Westchester County Park on Route 35 in Somers. The GPS address is 2610 Amawalk Road, Katonah, NY 10536.

Go to Friends of Lasdon Park and Arboretum or call (914) 864-7268 for more information.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Westchester County) Places Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:24:28 -0400
Prepare to Vote 2020: A Somers Library Virtual Presentation https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/politics/5077-prepare-to-vote-2020-a-somers-library-virtual-presentation5077-prepare-to-vote-2020-a-somers-library-virtual-presentation https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/politics/5077-prepare-to-vote-2020-a-somers-library-virtual-presentation5077-prepare-to-vote-2020-a-somers-library-virtual-presentation

 Virtual Presentation: Prepare to Vote 2020 - Three Ways to Vote

Wednesday, October 7th, 6:30-7:30 pm
 
You may know whom you are going to vote for, but have you decided HOW you plan to vote? Learn everything you need to know about the three ways to vote: Absentee Ballot, Early Voting, and at the polls on Election Day. You will learn the steps to take and the important deadline dates to determine which way to vote is best for you.
The League of Women Voters of Westchester is a nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to promote informed & active participation in government. The League neither supports nor opposes candidates or political parties. Please register on our online calendar here in order to have access to this meeting. You will receive the Zoom link prior to the start of the webinar.
Our programs are funded by The Friends of the Library - thanks for your support!

The Somers Library ~ 914-232-5717 ~ www.somerslibrary.org

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Somers Library) Politics Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:16:09 -0400
Looking For Work? Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce Virtual Job Fair is Oct. 1st https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/events/5091-looking-for-work-dutchess-county-chamber-of-commerce-virtual-job-fair-is-oct-1st5091-looking-for-work-dutchess-county-chamber-of-commerce-virtual-job-fair-is-oct-1st https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/events/5091-looking-for-work-dutchess-county-chamber-of-commerce-virtual-job-fair-is-oct-1st5091-looking-for-work-dutchess-county-chamber-of-commerce-virtual-job-fair-is-oct-1st

Are you seeking a new job? If so, the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming Work Local First Job Fair is for you.
The Job Fair is free and open to the public and will be held virtually from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday October 1. For more information about the Job Fair and to see what companies are participating, visit dcrcoc.org/jobfair or call (845) 454-1700, ext. 1006. Individuals are encouraged to register in advance.
 
The Work Local First Job Fair is sponsored by: Dutchess One Stop, Ethan Allen Workforce Solutions, Poughkeepsie Galleria, and Quality Environmental Solutions and Technologies, Inc. (QuES&T). Media sponsor is Poughkeepsie Journal Media.
 
Employers will be given an opportunity to give a short presentation on the types of jobs available, what qualities they are looking for in an employee, and how perspective employees can contact them to learn more. Perspective employees will have the opportunity to ask questions, contact the employers directly, and apply for jobs located locally.
 
Founded in 1907, the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce is committed to the growth and development of local businesses and the economy. For more information about Chamber happenings, the complete events calendar, or to find out how we might best serve as an advocate for you and your business, please visit dcrcoc.org
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commandercarey@gmail.com (Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce) Events Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:57:51 -0400
Carmel Knights OktoberFest in ON! https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/life/5099-carmel-knights-oktoberfest-in-on5099-carmel-knights-oktoberfest-in-on https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/life/5099-carmel-knights-oktoberfest-in-on5099-carmel-knights-oktoberfest-in-on

Join The Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of The Lakes Council #6318 on Saturday, October 3rd for authentic German food, German beer, and live German music from the famous Austrian Boys Band!

This year we have to do things a little differently. First, this is a fundraiser for St. James the Apostle Parish and School, which was forced to cancel its annual summer Feast of St. James due to COVID-19 restrictions. That was a major hit to the parish's finances, and the Council is going to donate proceeds from Oktoberfest to assist the parish and it's needs.

To comply with the restrictions and also give more opportunities for their guests to help raise funds,The Council is serving dinner in four 2-hour seatings to a maximum of 50 guests in their spacious, air-conditioned dining room. The seatings are from Noon to 2 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m., 4 to 6 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

You must purchase tickets in advance for a seating. There are no walk-ins or sales at the door.

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oktoberfest-for-st-james-parish-saturday-october-3-2020-tickets-118775407441

For your $25 donation you will receive admission, appetizers, dinner, live music, and one draft German beer. Additional beer will be available for purchase for those 21 and older (with proper identification)

When placing your ticket order, select one of the following two dinners:

Full Schnitzel Dinner: Pork schnitzel with hunter gravy, red cabbage, mashed potatoes, green beans amandine, pumpernickel roll & butter.

OR

Wurst Platter: Grilled bratwurst and knackwurst, homestyle sauerkraut (cabbage, onions, meat), German potato salad, European-style hard roll.

You may also purchase either dinner to-go for only $15. To-go order tickets are sold separately.

Our beer garden (back patio) and driveway will be open for outdoor seating in compliance with state and local restrictions for guests before and after their dinner seatings.

Seating is very limited, so buy your tickets today!!! The Council thanks you for your support of St. James parish!

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Lakes Council #6318) Life Fri, 25 Sep 2020 05:18:31 -0400
Year’s Eve Confirm this year's Ball Drop Event will Be Virtual https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/events/5098-year-s-eve-confirm-this-year-s-ball-drop-event-will-be-virtual5098-year-s-eve-confirm-this-year-s-ball-drop-event-will-be-virtual https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/events/5098-year-s-eve-confirm-this-year-s-ball-drop-event-will-be-virtual5098-year-s-eve-confirm-this-year-s-ball-drop-event-will-be-virtual

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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commandercarey@gmail.com (timessquarenyc.org) Events Fri, 25 Sep 2020 04:58:17 -0400
FDA Approves SUNY's individual saliva swab diagnostic test for COVID-19 https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/life/5097-fda-approves-suny-s-individual-saliva-swab-diagnostic-test-for-covid-195097-fda-approves-suny-s-individual-saliva-swab-diagnostic-test-for-covid-19 https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/life/5097-fda-approves-suny-s-individual-saliva-swab-diagnostic-test-for-covid-195097-fda-approves-suny-s-individual-saliva-swab-diagnostic-test-for-covid-19

On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the individual saliva swab diagnostic test for COVID-19 developed by SUNY Upstate Medical University and Quadrant Biosciences for emergency use. The saliva swab test has been used to conduct testing at all SUNY campuses and this approval allows us to expand the use of the tests statewide. The test will be used as a part of the innovative "pool testing" process, which allows for 10 to 25 samples to be tested for COVID at once. If the entire pool is negative, then all samples are cleared, and if the pool is positive, the samples that make up the batch are individually tested. Pool testing helps labs test more samples more quickly and efficiently. 
 
From the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, it's been clear that testing is one of the most critical tools we have to slow the spread. The more tests performed, the more accurate the infection rate becomes. This saliva swab test is the latest example of New York's relentless focus on testing. At the beginning of the pandemic, we were the first state to receive  FDA approval for our COVID-19 test. We will continue to expand testing in every way possible. 
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commandercarey@gmail.com (Gov. Cuomo) Life Fri, 25 Sep 2020 01:52:26 -0400
The Somers Library Teen Book Buzz https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/events/5078-the-somers-library-teen-book-buzz5078-the-somers-library-teen-book-buzz https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/events/5078-the-somers-library-teen-book-buzz5078-the-somers-library-teen-book-buzz

Virtual - The Somers Library Teen Book Buzz
Tuesdays, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1, 1/5/2021, 2/2, 3/2, 4/6, 5/4 & 6/1, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 
Beginning on October 6th @ 4:00 pm, join us to "buzz" about books! If you love to read young adult fiction and are in grade 7 and up, here's your opportunity to give your book buzz or thoughts about the book you have read! Once you register, we will send you a survey link where you can nominate books and genres for us to explore. At our first meeting, the Teen Book Buzz group will choose the books we will read for the year. In later meetings, we will talk about what we liked about our month's selection and play trivia games to see who really paid attention to the details of the book! Please register on our online calendar at here in order to have access to this meeting. You will receive an invitation prior to the start of the webinar.

Our programs are funded by The Friends of the Library - thanks for your support!
The Somers Library ~ 914-232-5717 ~ www.somerslibrary.org

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Somers Library) Events Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:21:39 -0400
County ExecutiLatimer Opens Westchester Playgrounds https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/events/5101-county-executilatimer-opens-westchester-playgrounds5101-county-executilatimer-opens-westchester-playgrounds https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/events/5101-county-executilatimer-opens-westchester-playgrounds5101-county-executilatimer-opens-westchester-playgrounds

Twelve Westchester County Parks Playgrounds will officially reopen for the season on Saturday, September 26. The parks are open daily from 8 a.m. to dusk.

The playgrounds are located at: Blue Mountain in Peekskill, Croton Gorge in Cortlandt, Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, George's Island in Montrose, Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, Ridge Road in Hartsdale, Sprain Ridge in Yonkers, Saxon Woods in White Plains, V.E. Macy in Ardsley, Tibbetts Brook in Yonkers, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River and Willson's Woods in Mount Vernon.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “We appreciate everyone’s patience while we kept our playgrounds closed to ensure the safety of the children of Westchester. With the decline of active cases of COVID-19, we are excited to bring a sense of normalcy, recreation and fun back to the community. We ask that all parents, guardians and children follow the guidelines outlined in ‘Playground Safe.’”

As part of “Playground Safe,” parents and guardians choosing to allow children to use playground equipment are asked to follow these guidelines:

  • Do not visit if you are sick, tested positive for COVID-19, or were recently (within 14 days) exposed to COVID-19.
  • Do not use the playground if it appears crowded.
  • Do wear a mask if you are over the age of two and able to medically tolerate when not able to maintain social distance.
  • Do maintain at least six feet social distance from people you don’t live with.
  • Do bring and use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Playgrounds will be sanitized twice daily.

For more information, visit the Westchester County Parks Department website

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Westchester County) Events Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:10:39 -0400
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze of the Hudson Valley 2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/events/5087-the-great-jack-o-lantern-blaze-of-the-hudson-valley-20205087-the-great-jack-o-lantern-blaze-of-the-hudson-valley-2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/events/5087-the-great-jack-o-lantern-blaze-of-the-hudson-valley-20205087-the-great-jack-o-lantern-blaze-of-the-hudson-valley-2020

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. New for 2020, a fire truck—making a special rescue—and witches stirring up a spell. Tour the Museum of Pumpkin Art, where classic paintings get the gourd treatment, see who let the (pumpkin) dogs out, listen for the Headless Horseman—and watch out for swooping jack o’lantern bats. See the Pumpkin Carousel twirl and the Pumpkin Windmill whirl and step inside the Pumpkin Planetarium for a star show like you’ve never seen. You’ll certainly hold a torch for the 25-foot-tall jack o’lantern Statue of Liberty and get personal with Instagrammable signs of the zodiac.

Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of our visitors, capacity is extremely limited. By purchasing a ticket, visitors agree to follow our COVID Courtesy Code, which includes wearing a mask and maintaining at least six feet of social distance.

All proceeds from Blaze and our other Halloween events support the programs of Historic Hudson Valley, a non-profit education organization.

Click the link below to get your tickets

Blaze: Hudson Valley 2020

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commandercarey@gmail.com (The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze) Events Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:01:09 -0400
Library Fun at Home with Somers Library https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/life/5095-library-fun-at-home-with-somers-library5095-library-fun-at-home-with-somers-library https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/life/5095-library-fun-at-home-with-somers-library5095-library-fun-at-home-with-somers-library

Library Fun at Home

Animals in Autumn

Autumn is here - bringing cooler days, fall colors, and glimpses of animals hurrying to gather food for the winter. While we will enjoy apples and pumpkin pie, our animal friends will be collecting acorns, seeds and berries. Here are a some activities for fall fun.

Pine Cone Bird Feeders

Take a beautiful autumn walk to gather pine cones for this special bird feeder. All you'll need is peanut butter (or alternative), bird seed, and string or cord.

First, tie a loop to the top of your pine cone with string or cord. Place your pine cone onto a paper towel or plate.

Using a scoop of peanut butter or alternative, spread enough onto the pine cone to make sure there is some on each of the pine cone's scales and enough to stick to the bird seed. Don't worry about adding too much.

Holding the pine cone at both ends, dip it into a bowl filled with birdseed and roll until it is completely covered.

Hang your pine cone outside and watch the birds as they enjoy their treat.

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If you've collected too many pine cones, create some adorable

Pine Cone Hedgehogs

You'll also need a hot glue gun or strong glue like tacky glue, light brown paper, a dark marker, googly eyes ( if available) and scissors. Cut a small triangle from the brown paper for the face. Glue this to the narrow end of the pinecone with the point of the triangle facing downward.

Glue an oval of darker paper or use a marker for the hedgehog's nose and attach the eyes to make a cute little forest friend.

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To learn more about animals that we see in the fall, go to National Geographic Kids.

These books about Autumn Animals are available now at the Somers Library.

Raccoons and Ripe Corn ~ Arnosky

In My Backyard Series: I See a Chipmunk

Backyard Wildlife Series

In the Small Small Pond ~ Fleming

Earl the Squirrel ~ Freeman

In the Middle of Fall ~ Henkes

South ~ McDonnell

Fall Animal Fun ~ Rustad

I Notice Animals in the Fall ~ Schuh

Bear Feels Sick ~ Wilson

Give us a call or visit our website to search the catalog for these books and more to place an order for curbside pick-up.

These books and more can also be found on Overdrive and hoopla.

Over in the Forest ~ Berkes

Forest Life and Woodland Creatures ~ DK

Woodland and Forest ~ DK

National Geographic Kids Animal Homes ~ Evans

Little Fox in the Forest ~ Graegin

Hedgehogs ~ Wilson

Look for more news on upcoming programs from the library on Monday!

These books and more can also be found on Overdrive and hoopla.

Over in the Forest ~ Berkes

Forest Life and Woodland Creatures ~ DK

Woodland and Forest ~ DK

National Geographic Kids Animal Homes ~ Evans

Little Fox in the Forest ~ Graegin

Hedgehogs ~ Wilson

Look for more news on upcoming programs from the library on Monday!

Vicki DiSanto-Children's Librarian Beth Levine- Library Assistant

Somers Library

somerslibrary.org

Funding for programs provided by Friends of the Somers Library

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Somers Library) Life Thu, 24 Sep 2020 05:38:42 -0400
'Stop Making Sense' at The Ridgefield Playhouse https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/events/5092-stop-making-sense-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse5092-stop-making-sense-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/events/5092-stop-making-sense-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse5092-stop-making-sense-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse

Cohen and Wolf P.C. Movie Series
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Director Jonathan Demme captures the frantic energy and artsy groove ofTalking Heads in this concert movie shot at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 1983. The band’s frontman, David Byrne, first appears on an empty stage, armed with only an acoustic guitar, and is gradually joined by bassist Tina Weymouth, drummer Chris Frantz, keyboardist Jerry Harrison and a cadre of backup singers as they perform the band’s hits, culminating in an iconic performance featuring Byrne in an enormous suit. The group’s energy virtually explodes from the screen in this innovative concert film.

The Ridgefield Playhouse is following Connecticut Safety Guidelines in order to continually serve and protect our patrons and community. We ask that you observe the following:

Keep it “contactless” and save money! Tickets purchased online are only $10! Please purchase your tickets online and you’ll save $2!
Purchase concession via our mobile site ridgefieldplayhouse.ordernext.com. Available up to two hours prior to the start of the movie- you can pick up your concessions on your way in! The app will be open throughout the film as well.
Ushers will seat you – All tickets are General Admission.
Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the lobby and bathrooms.
And remember: FACEMASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES! Please maintain a 6 foot distance from others.

 

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Ridgefield Playhouse) Events Thu, 24 Sep 2020 04:10:25 -0400
Westchester County Health Commissioner Receives “Doctors of Distinction” Award For 2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/events/5090-westchester-county-health-commissioner-receives-doctors-of-distinction-award-for-20205090-westchester-county-health-commissioner-receives-doctors-of-distinction-award-for-2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/events/5090-westchester-county-health-commissioner-receives-doctors-of-distinction-award-for-20205090-westchester-county-health-commissioner-receives-doctors-of-distinction-award-for-2020

Amler named a COVID-19 Hero who worked tirelessly in fighting the Coronavirus pandemic 

Westchester County’s Health Commissioner, Sherlita Amler, MD, has been named a COVID-19 Hero in Westfair’s 2020 Doctors of Distinction Awards. Amler, who has served as Westchester County’s Health Commissioner for the past nine years, is being honored for her exceptional efforts to keep the public healthy and safe during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Since the onset of the pandemic in March, Amler has continued to be a true hero on the front lines, and was an integral part of stopping the spread of COVID-19 throughout Westchester County.

Amler said: “Westchester was one of the first true epicenters of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country beginning with a cluster of cases in New Rochelle – our County had never before seen a contagion like this one. But, our public health team stepped into action immediately, putting aside every other responsibility they had to address head on this crisis as it emerged in our community. We are enduring a difficult year in 2020, and I am honored to be one of many who are being recognized in Westfair’s 2020 Doctors of Distinction Awards.”

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “Dr. Amler has done a tremendous job in helping Westchester County overcome the Coronavirus pandemic, and she has done so with a professionalism and compassion that is undeniable. I am extremely proud that she has been recognized as one of Westfair’s 2020 Doctors of Distinction, an honor that is so well deserved especially during what has been such a trying year for our communities and residents.”

The annual award ceremony, which will take place virtually this year on Thursday, September 24, celebrates extraordinary health care providers who have gone above and beyond to provide top-quality care and service to patients in Westchester and Fairfield counties.

To watch the ceremony on your web browser, click here.

To watch the ceremony on YouTube, click here.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Westchester County) Events Thu, 24 Sep 2020 03:44:30 -0400