Somers's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/somers Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:53:02 -0500 HamletHub.com Town of Somers Planning Board Meeting Agenda https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/politics/1128-town-of-somers-planning-board-meeting-agenda1128-town-of-somers-planning-board-meeting-agenda https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/politics/1128-town-of-somers-planning-board-meeting-agenda1128-town-of-somers-planning-board-meeting-agenda

SOMERS PLANNING BOARD released their agenda for the December 12, 2018 Special meeting at 7:30PM

Town of Somers Planning Board Meeting Agenda for Wednesday December 12, 2018

TOWN HOUSE 335 ROUTE 202 SOMERS, NY 10589

TEL (914) 277-5366 

EMAIL:    PLANNINGBOARD@SOMERSNY.COM

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Town of Somers) Politics Sat, 08 Dec 2018 13:55:18 -0500
SNY's Gary Cohen Previews Upcoming Season with Mets Fans at Ridgefield Library in January https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/neighbors/1124-sny-s-gary-cohen-previews-upcoming-season-with-mets-fans-at-ridgefield-library-in-january1124-sny-s-gary-cohen-previews-upcoming-season-with-mets-fans-at-ridgefield-library-in-january https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/neighbors/1124-sny-s-gary-cohen-previews-upcoming-season-with-mets-fans-at-ridgefield-library-in-january1124-sny-s-gary-cohen-previews-upcoming-season-with-mets-fans-at-ridgefield-library-in-january

Legendary New York Mets Announcer Gary Cohen Previews Upcoming Season with Mets Fans at Ridgefield Library on Saturday, January 26 from 2 to  3:30 pm (seating begins at 1pm). Tickets available on Monday, December 10 by clicking here.

Award-winning New York Mets play-by-play announcer Gary Cohen returns to the Ridgefield Library on January 26 for the Library's 2019 installment of its popular Hot Stove League program.

Gary will entertain questions from the audience, share anecdotes from his 30 years broadcasting the Mets and provide his take on the upcoming Major League Baseball season. He was recently inducted into the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame alongside his broadcasting partner and former Mets player Keith Hernandez. The Hot Stove League event sold out quickly when Gary last appeared at the Library during the 2017 off-season.

Donation: Adults -- $30   Children -- $15. Attendance is limited to the first 200 people.

All proceeds will benefit the Annual Operating Fund of the Ridgefield Library.   

In conjunction with the Hot Stove event, Library patrons and Mets fans have opportunities to bid on exclusive game packages and game memorabilia:

  • An auction of four (4) field-level tickets to a June 2019 Mets game at Citi Field, including four on-field passes to watch batting practice and a rare visit to the Ralph Kiner Broadcast Booth at the stadium. Bids can be made in person at the Library through January 26. The winning bid will be announced at the end of the Hot Stove program. Attendance is not required. (Package is courtesy of SportsNet New York - SNY, the Home for All Things New York Sports.)
  • An auction of four (4) seats in the Citi Pavilion (section 143) for the Saturday, April 27 game between the Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers, including four on-field passes to watch batting practice and complimentary beer, soda and snacks. Bids can be made in person at the Library through January 26. The winning bid will be announced at the end of the Hot Stove program. Attendance is not required. (Package is courtesy of Citibank.)
  • Raffle drawings for New York Mets memorabilia, including an official MLB baseball signed by SNY's broadcasting team of Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling (courtesy of SNY), and official MLB baseballs signed by current and former Mets heroes, including Mookie Wilson, John Franco, Amed Rosario and Steven Matz (courtesy of the New York Mets). Raffle ticket packages will begin at $5 and will be available on January 26th at the Library. Winners will be announced at the end of the Hot Stove program.

For questions or additional information, please contact Laureen Bubniak, Director of Development at 203-438-2282 Ext. 11029 or lmbubniak@ridgefieldlibrary.org.

Click here to purchase tickets or visit the Ridgefield Library (beginning Monday, December 10).

 

 

Award-winning New York Mets play-by-play announcer Gary Cohen returns to the Ridgefield Library on January 26 for the Library's 2019 installment of its popular Hot Stove League program.
 
Gary will entertain questions from the audience, share anecdotes from his 30 years broadcasting the Mets and provide his take on the upcoming Major League Baseball season. He was recently inducted into the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame alongside his broadcasting partner and former Mets player Keith Hernandez. The Hot Stove League event sold out quickly when Gary last appeared at the Library during the 2017 off-season.
 
Saturday, January 26
2:00-3:30 p.m. (seating begins at 1:00 p.m.)
Donation: Adults -- $30   Children -- $15
Attendance is limited to the first 200 people.
Click here to purchase tickets or visit  
 the Ridgefield Library (beginning Monday, December 10).
 
All proceeds will benefit the Annual Operating Fund of the Ridgefield Library.
 
In conjunction with the Hot Stove event, Library patrons and Mets fans have opportunities to bid on exclusive game packages and game memorabilia:
  • An auction of four (4) field-level tickets to a June 2019 Mets game at Citi Field, including four on-field passes to watch batting practice and a rare visit to the Ralph Kiner Broadcast Booth at the stadium. Bids can be made in person at the Library through January 26. The winning bid will be announced at the end of the Hot Stove program. Attendance is not required. (Package is courtesy of SportsNet New York - SNY, the Home for All Things New York Sports.)
  • An auction of four (4) seats in the Citi Pavilion (section 143) for the Saturday, April 27 game between the Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers, including four on-field passes to watch batting practice and complimentary beer, soda and snacks. Bids can be made in person at the Library through January 26. The winning bid will be announced at the end of the Hot Stove program. Attendance is not required. (Package is courtesy of Citibank.)
  • Raffle drawings for New York Mets memorabilia, including an official MLB baseball signed by SNY's broadcasting team of Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling (courtesy of SNY), and official MLB baseballs signed by current and former Mets heroes, including Mookie Wilson, John Franco, Amed Rosario and Steven Matz (courtesy of the New York Mets). Raffle ticket packages will begin at $5 and will be available on January 26th at the Library. Winners will be announced at the end of the Hot Stove program.
For questions or additional information, please contact Laureen Bubniak, Director of Development at 203-438-2282 Ext. 11029 or lmbubniak@ridgefieldlibrary.org.
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kerry@ducey.org (Ridgefield Library) Neighbors Sat, 08 Dec 2018 13:36:16 -0500
Recipe of the Week: Roasted Cauliflower https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/life/1126-recipe-of-the-week-roasted-cauliflower1126-recipe-of-the-week-roasted-cauliflower https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/life/1126-recipe-of-the-week-roasted-cauliflower1126-recipe-of-the-week-roasted-cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

This recipe will make the most ardent cauliflower hater into a cauliflower-lover! Also works well with broccoli, brussels sprouts or any other cruciferous vegetable.

INGREDIENTS
1 head cauliflower (may be white, orange, or purple!)
2 T Olive oil
2 T Balsamic vinegar
Salt & pepper, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 400º
Cut up cauliflower into bite-size florets
Toss florets in a bowl with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
Arrange florets on a jelly roll pan or cookie sheet, cut side down.
Roast for 25-30 minutes or until well-browned.


Hudson Valley Regional Farmers Market

Open Every Sunday
10am-2pm
(Closed on select holidays)

15 Mount Ebo Road, South
Brewster, New York 10509

 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (HVR Farmers Market) Life Sat, 08 Dec 2018 13:29:27 -0500
History and Biography Book Club https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/neighbors/1123-history-and-biography-book-club1123-history-and-biography-book-club https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/neighbors/1123-history-and-biography-book-club1123-history-and-biography-book-club

Second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM at Keeler Library. Extra copies of the books are available for checkout. No registration is required and drop-ins are welcome.

 

Tuesday, December 11th at 7:30 PM - Red Notice by Bill Browder

A financial caper, a crime thriller, and a political crusade, Red Notice is the story of one man taking on overpowering odds to change the world, and also the story of how, without intending to, he founding meaning in his life.

 

Tuesday, January 8th at 7:30 PM - King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild

Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, King Leopold II looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million—all while shrewdly cultivating his reputation as a great humanitarian.

 

Sunday, February 24th at 3:00 PM - Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick by David Frye (Please note the change in time and date.)

In a brisk and compulsively readable narrative of invasions, empires, kings, and khans, David Frye presents a bold new theory: walls haven’t just influenced the course of history; they have profoundly shaped the human psyche.

 

For questions, you can email the library at keelerlibrary@wlsmail.org or call at 914-669-5161

To learn about other programs we offer at the library, please visit our website: http://www.keelerlibrary.org/

This program will be held at Ruth Keeler Memorial Library: 276 Titicus Road, North Salem, New York

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Keeler Library) Neighbors Sat, 08 Dec 2018 13:15:47 -0500
On the Children's Shelf: The Magic of Pop-Up Books https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/life/1125-on-the-children-s-shelf-the-magic-of-pop-up-books1125-on-the-children-s-shelf-the-magic-of-pop-up-books https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/life/1125-on-the-children-s-shelf-the-magic-of-pop-up-books1125-on-the-children-s-shelf-the-magic-of-pop-up-books

I love when I read a book and the story comes alive. It feels like scenes jump off the page, and I can picture them so perfectly. I can picture the lost city of Atlantis in Keeper of the Lost Cities. I feel like I've walked under the floating candles in the Great Hall at Hogwarts. I've had chills as I walked through the Forbidden Forrest with Hagrid. The rich details paint a picture in my mind that I remember as well as many of my actual memories of events that happened in my life.
 
As the words and story come to life in my mind, I like to imagine the words transforming into a scene above the book, the one I picture as I read. So it might make sense that I also have a weakness for pop-up books. I love that from the outside, it looks like any other book until you open that first page, and the story literally jumps off the page and takes form in front of you. 
 
Over the past two years, I've found several cool Harry Potter pop up books, and we all love watching the story unfold before our eyes. A few weeks ago, I stopped by Booksy Galore in Pound Ridge and found a beautiful pop-up copy of The Snow Queen. There's a scene in the book featuring a sleigh and horses, and the pop-up picture is magical. 
 
While my children are past the age of picture books, something special happens when they open a pop-up book. Pop-up books are like a little bit of book magic, and we are never too old for a little bit of magic.
 
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sally.stra@gmail.com (Jessica Collins) Life Sat, 08 Dec 2018 13:15:00 -0500
Putnam Service Dogs adds 3 new Board Members in 2018 https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/charities/1122-putnam-service-dogs-adds-3-new-board-members-in-20181122-putnam-service-dogs-adds-3-new-board-members-in-2018 https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/charities/1122-putnam-service-dogs-adds-3-new-board-members-in-20181122-putnam-service-dogs-adds-3-new-board-members-in-2018

Putnam Service Dogs is pleased to announce the addition of three new Board Members who have strong ties in the community, and much expertise. Vincent D’Ambroso, Business Development Officer for Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, was elected President because of his extensive Board experience, Justin Killian, Branch Manager of Mahopac’s Trustco Bank was elected Treasurer, and Dave Bruen, recently retired from his esteemed insurance company Bruen, Deldin and Didio joined as a Board Member. A strong board is essential to a strong nonprofit organization and these 3 new Board Members will add much to the functioning of the Board.

Putnam Service Dogs seeks 2 additional Board Members. Anyone interested, please contact Nancy Teague, CEO, 917-449-5359, or nteague@putnamservicedogs.org.


Putnam Service Dogs is a 501(c)3 nonprofit NY corporation that adopts mixed breed pups from local rescue organizations, and trains them to become free Service Dogs for people with physical disabilities other than blindness.

Their Mission Statement:
Our service dogs change the lives of our recipients and their families, adding love, joy, independence, and ease. We honor and promote the nurturing bond between humans and dogs.

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Putnam Service Dogs ) Charities Sat, 08 Dec 2018 04:18:47 -0500
Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle, visit Lasdon Park this weekend! https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/events/1120-take-a-break-from-the-holiday-hustle-and-bustle-visit-lasdon-park-this-weekend1120-take-a-break-from-the-holiday-hustle-and-bustle-visit-lasdon-park-this-weekend https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/events/1120-take-a-break-from-the-holiday-hustle-and-bustle-visit-lasdon-park-this-weekend1120-take-a-break-from-the-holiday-hustle-and-bustle-visit-lasdon-park-this-weekend

Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle, visit Lasdon Park this weekend!

Decorated main house • Visit with Santa • Model train exhibit • Lasdon Conservatory • Crackling fire pit • Holiday music • Delicious meals and snacks • The Shop • Veterans museum exhibit • Holiday music • more

Admission:
Adults: $10
Children: $5
(12 and under)
Ticket price includes admission to the Lasdon Conservatory.
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
last tickets sold at 3:30 p.m. at the Kiosk

www.lasdonpark.org/events/

Santa's schedule:
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.



Lasdon Park Arboretum & Veterans Memorial
2610 Route 35
Katonah, NY 10536

 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Lasdon Park and Arboretum) Events Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:54:08 -0500
Metro-North to Impose Alcohol Ban for 2018 SantaCon Event https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/publicsafety/1119-metro-north-to-impose-alcohol-ban-for-2018-santacon-event1119-metro-north-to-impose-alcohol-ban-for-2018-santacon-event https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/publicsafety/1119-metro-north-to-impose-alcohol-ban-for-2018-santacon-event1119-metro-north-to-impose-alcohol-ban-for-2018-santacon-event

24-Hour Ban on Alcohol on Metro-North Trains & Stations, During SantaCon, 12 Noon Sat., Dec. 8 – 12 Noon, Sun., Dec. 9

Alcohol will not be permitted on Metro-North trains and stations from noon, Saturday, December 8 through noon, Sunday, December 9, to maintain safe and orderly travel during this weekend’s SantaCon event. 

MTA police officers will be on duty at Grand Central Terminal and stations throughout Metro-North territory, as well as on trains to enforce this 24-hour restriction. 

MTA police will confiscate alcoholic beverages and issue summonses carrying fines or imprisonment. Violators may also be subject to removal from the train or station by police. 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (MTA) Public safety Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:37:57 -0500
Somers Master Networks Chapter Morning Mixer https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/events/1118-somers-master-networks-chapter-morning-mixer1118-somers-master-networks-chapter-morning-mixer https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/events/1118-somers-master-networks-chapter-morning-mixer1118-somers-master-networks-chapter-morning-mixer

Join the Somers Master Networks Chapter for their Morning Mixer!

\Wednesday, December 19th 

7:45 - 10:00 AM

Anytime Fitness

325 Route 11

Somers, NY 

Breakfast catered by Somers Mobile Mart.

Bring a change of clothe to workout after the mixer.

Please bring an unwrapped toy donation to support Love Holds Life Children's Cancer Foundation.

Free to attend and all are welcome!

 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Somers Master Networks) Events Fri, 07 Dec 2018 11:15:36 -0500
Tips for Storing Firewood https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/life/1117-tips-for-storing-firewood1117-tips-for-storing-firewood https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/life/1117-tips-for-storing-firewood1117-tips-for-storing-firewood

Firewood is an important fuel for many homes during the cold weather season. No matter whether you have a fireplace or wood-burning stove, it's important to carefully choose your firewood provider and how you store it to ensure that the wood burns nicely and efficiently.
 
1) The wood should be seasoned (for at least 6 months to dry out). 
 
2) It should be made up of only hardwoods such as oak, hickory and ash so that it burns longer and hotter.
 
3) Criss-cross the logs when stacking to help with stability and air flow. 
 
Six Diamonds Tree Services & Landscaping, Inc. supplies seasoned, hardwood firewood (while supplies last!). They offer discounts for 3 or more cords. Call for details and delivery (845) 878-7888.
 
Six Diamonds works all year long! Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall - tree removal, branch removal, trimming/pruning, stump grinding, land clearing, and landscaping.
 
(845) 878-7888
 

 


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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Six Diamonds Tree Services & Landscaping, Inc.) Life Fri, 07 Dec 2018 07:15:59 -0500
Winter Programs from Somers Parks and Recreation https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/places/1114-winter-programs-from-somers-parks-and-recreation1114-winter-programs-from-somers-parks-and-recreation https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/places/1114-winter-programs-from-somers-parks-and-recreation1114-winter-programs-from-somers-parks-and-recreation

Winter Programs 2019

REGISTRATION FOR THUNDER RIDGE SKI GROUP LESSONS & BREWSTER ICE ARENA LEARN TO SKATE ARE
ONGOING UNTIL 12/17

REGISTRATION FOR ALL OTHER PROGRAMS BEGIN 
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3RD AT 8:00 A.M

Available programs in BLUE TAB

PLEASE NOTE, YOU MUST HAVE AN ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO REGISTER.
To create an account ahead of the registration date above or to check your current account information:
· On a mobile device, click on the Account button on the top right of the page.
· On a desktop, click on the Log in/Create Account button on the top left of the page.




IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL
(914) 232-8441 OR PARKS@SOMERSNY.COM
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commandercarey@gmail.com (Somers Parks and Recreation) Places Fri, 07 Dec 2018 05:02:19 -0500
Recipe of the Week: Garlic Chicken Zoodles https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/life/1115-recipe-of-the-week-garlic-chicken-zoodles1115-recipe-of-the-week-garlic-chicken-zoodles https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/life/1115-recipe-of-the-week-garlic-chicken-zoodles1115-recipe-of-the-week-garlic-chicken-zoodles

It’s getting cold now. It’s time to shift from cold and wet salads to comfort foods. Below is a warming and nourishing dish for you to try this week. Make extras for leftovers.

Tip: When cooking the zoodles, make sure you don’t overcook. Zucchini gets soggy. The recipe calls for 1 minute, please be mindful of this. The zucchini should be al dente.

Enjoy!

4 INGREDIENT GARLIC CHICKEN ZOODLES BY @gimmedelicious (instagram)

Ingredients:

2 Medium chicken breasts cut into ½ inch pieces

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 cloves of garlic minced or crushed

3 zucchini spiralized or store bought

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes *optional

salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Heat a large heavy-duty pan to medium/high heat.

Add olive oil and minced garlic. Cook garlic for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until fragrant. Be careful not to burn garlic.

Add chicken, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper.

Cook chicken for 5-6 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

Toss in spiralized zoodles and cook for 1 minute then turn off heat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired.


Ricka Baker, founder of Love Kick     www.rickabakerlovekick.com

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Ricka Baker, founder of Love Kick) Life Fri, 07 Dec 2018 03:29:20 -0500
Police need help in locating a Missing/Endangered Male from Goldens Bridge https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/publicsafety/1116-police-need-help-in-locating-a-missing-endangered-male-from-goldens-bridge1116-police-need-help-in-locating-a-missing-endangered-male-from-goldens-bridge https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/publicsafety/1116-police-need-help-in-locating-a-missing-endangered-male-from-goldens-bridge1116-police-need-help-in-locating-a-missing-endangered-male-from-goldens-bridge

photo provided by NYSP

Troop K - December 6, 2018, SP Somers is investigating a missing endangered male named KYLE V. JABUSCH, age 25, reported by his family.  Kyle was last seen at his residence on Park Ave Goldens Bridge at approximately 7:00 a.m. on 12/05/18. Kyle left in a black 2013 Hyundai Elantra with NY registration HYT3172.  He is possibly traveling westbound through Pennsylvania based on recent credit card transactions. Kyle has blonde hair, blue eyes, is 6 feet tall, and weighs approximately 160 pounds.
 
Any person that may have information on the whereabouts of Kyle Jabusch is asked to please contact the New York State Police at (914) 769-2600.  
 
Please do not post any tips on Facebook.
 
All calls can be kept confidential.
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keytocomputing@gmail.com (NY State Police) Public safety Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:45:06 -0500
CoveCare Center Announces Eric A. Toth as New CEO https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/neighbors/1112-covecare-center-announces-eric-a-toth-as-new-ceo1112-covecare-center-announces-eric-a-toth-as-new-ceo https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/neighbors/1112-covecare-center-announces-eric-a-toth-as-new-ceo1112-covecare-center-announces-eric-a-toth-as-new-ceo

CoveCare Center is pleased to announce Eric A. Toth as its next Chief Executive Officer, effective January 2019. Diane E. Russo, current CEO of CoveCare Center, is retiring at the beginning of 2019 after 20 years of dedicated service.

Mr. Toth has spent the past 18 years with Family Services of Westchester (FSW), most recently as the Vice President of Program Operations, a position he has held since 2013. His role at FSW focused on managing, coordinating and developing clinical and community-based programs and projects. With his extensive experience and proven record of dedication to helping those in need, Mr. Toth is well suited to advance CoveCare Center’s mission to partner with individuals, families, and the community to foster hope, wellness, and recovery, and to restore quality of life by addressing mental health needs, substance use, and social and emotional issues.

Speaking on behalf of CoveCare Center’s Board of Directors, Board Chairperson Sal Gambino stated, “We are confident that Eric’s experience, knowledge, and integrity are a great match for the work, staff, and friends of CoveCare Center. Together we will continue to move forward and spread our vision of a strong, united community where all people are valued, accepted, and empowered to live healthy lives.”

“I am honored and excited to join CoveCare Center. The quality of the care provided by this organization is a reflection of the teamwork and values of the staff, the community partners and the Board of Directors. With CoveCare Center’s 20 years of experience to build upon, I am eager to join this team, to continue to help those in need and to grow our services to meet the needs of the community,” said Mr. Toth.

Mr. Toth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature from The New School, a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Hunter College, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is an adjunct professor at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Services.

For more information about CoveCare Center, please visit www.CoveCareCenter.org or call 845-225-2700.

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (CoveCare Center) Neighbors Thu, 06 Dec 2018 12:16:01 -0500
December Talks at the Somers Library https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/places/1108-december-talks-at-the-somers-library1108-december-talks-at-the-somers-library https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/places/1108-december-talks-at-the-somers-library1108-december-talks-at-the-somers-library

December Talks at the Somers Library Friday, December 7, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

TED talks are back!

Join host Eugene Ritchie in discussion after viewing two TED talk speakers each session who will speak on a specific topic. Each program consists of diverse speakers with short presentations of 9 to 23 minutes long. Each talk will be followed by light refreshment. The topics and speakers for December are: Technology: Dystopia or Utopia? Kashmir Hill and Surya Mattis - "What Your Smart Devices Know (and Share) About You" Once your smart devices can talk to you, who else are they talking to? Kashmir Hill and Surya Mattu wanted to find out, so they outfitted Hill's apartment with 18 different internet-connected devices and built a special router to track how often they contacted their servers to see what they were reporting back.

The results were surprising. Zeynep Tufecki - "We're Building a Dystopia Just to Make People Click on Ads" We're building an artificial intelligence-powered dystopia, one click at a time, says techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci. In an eye-opening talk, she details how the same algorithms companies like Facebook, Google and Ama-zon use to get you to click on ads are also used to organize your access to political and social information.

What we need to understand is how the powerful might use Al to control us and what we can do in response. Registration is required - please register on our online calendar at www.somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.
Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through your donations. Thanks for your support! The Somers Library — 914-232-5717 — www.somerslibrary.org

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Somers Library) Places Thu, 06 Dec 2018 11:00:00 -0500