Swyonkers's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers Sun, 21 Apr 2019 14:56:49 -0400 HamletHub.com Yonkers 12 Year Old Accidentally Shots Himself https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/publicsafety/2441-yonkers-12-year-old-accidentally-shots-himself2441-yonkers-12-year-old-accidentally-shots-himself https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/publicsafety/2441-yonkers-12-year-old-accidentally-shots-himself2441-yonkers-12-year-old-accidentally-shots-himself

Yonkers Police investigate shooting incident; 12-year-old boy in grave condition
Yonkers, NY – On Sunday, April 14th, 2019, at approximately 11:56 PM, members of the Yonkers Police Department responded to an apartment within 358 Nepperhan Avenue on a report of a 12-year-old child down bleeding from the head. Upon arrival officers discovered the young boy down on the bedroom floor, and along with members of the Yonkers Fire Department and Empress Emergency Medical Services rendered aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The child was transported to a local area hospital where he is currently listed in grave condition and is not likely to survive; medical examination of his head indicated that he suffered an apparent gunshot wound to his right temple. A criminal investigation was initiated.

Detectives from the Major Case Unit and Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene, interviewing witnesses and family members, developing information, and processing forensic and ballistic evidence. Preliminary investigation has yielded that the victim was home alone with a younger neighbor in separate rooms; at some point, the victim discovered or came into possession of a loaded handgun and discharged two cartridges in the bedroom, with one bullet striking a window and the other striking the victim in what appears to be a self-inflicted, potential accidental injury. A short time later the victim was located by adults and family members who called 9-1-1; the younger neighbor was uninjured and uninvolved, and there are no other reports of injuries.

First responders located an illegal, loaded .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol at scene that was recovered as evidence. Investigators are working to determine how the handgun came to be possessed by a child, and the origins and transfer history of the same; family members are being interviewed at this time. The identity of the victim will not be disclosed. This is an active and on-going investigation; additional information may be released as it becomes available.

The City of Yonkers and Yonkers Police Department are saddened by this tragic event, and remind individuals that all firearms must be safeguarded from children. Gun locks are available for free at the Yonkers Police Community Affairs Division (914) 377-7375. ###

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aseward100@aol.com (YPD) Public safety Mon, 15 Apr 2019 17:55:23 -0400
Lawyer Leaves Job and Sails the World https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2440-lawyer-leaves-job-and-sails-the-world2440-lawyer-leaves-job-and-sails-the-world https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2440-lawyer-leaves-job-and-sails-the-world2440-lawyer-leaves-job-and-sails-the-world

Southport Connecticuit resident Peter Antonucci, is a retired attorney who left the courts and hit the road. The road led to a dock where he boarded a luxury yacht and opted out for months at sea. “You can’t get on a plane at Miami or JFK airport and say ‘take me there,’ and have the same travel experience,” he says. “It’s like you took the best luxury hotel [stay] you’ve ever had and the best restaurants you’ve been to and doubled the experience."

According to his Amazon bio, "Peter has visited over 100 countries, traveled to Antarctica three consecutive years, and holds a Guinness Book of World Records certificate for having been a part-owner and passenger of a boat that traveled to 78°43'-99.7" S, 163° 41' 42.1" W in 2017, the southernmost point ever reached by a vessel, surpassing the previous records set by Amundsen, Shackleton, Ross, Scott and Hillary, his heroes of Antarctic exploration."

The adventurous Antonucci even went a step further and penned a novel tltled "Billionaire's Paradise."

"The book chronicles the adventures of Eva Lampedusa, a high-powered and highly successful attorney who has an idea. When a Saudi prince is saddled with a mega yacht he doesn’t want, Eva wonders if she could bring together a community of uber wealthy jet setters and captains of industry aboard the super yacht and sail around the world enjoying elite experiences most can only imagine in their wildest dreams."

Peter will be a guest on Westchester Eye on the Radio on 4/15/2019 from 3-4pm. Tune in to WVOX 1460AM or listen online at wvox.com. 




 

 

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Sun, 14 Apr 2019 10:51:20 -0400
Foundation Offers Big Prize Money for Immigrant Writers https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/charities/2439-foundation-offers-big-prize-money-for-immigrant-writers2439-foundation-offers-big-prize-money-for-immigrant-writers https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/charities/2439-foundation-offers-big-prize-money-for-immigrant-writers2439-foundation-offers-big-prize-money-for-immigrant-writers

 

Applications for 2020 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Literature

 
The Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 each to foreign-born writers who have demonstrated outstanding achievement early in their careers. Eligible genres include fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet all of the criteria listed below:

  • Applicant must have been born outside the United States;
  • Applicant must not be more than 38 years old as of December 31, 2019 (born on or after January 1, 1981);
  • Applicant must: be a naturalized citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) of the United States; be a holder of an H1B or O-1 visa and have been living and working in the United States for at least 5 years; or have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA);
  • Applicant must not be enrolled as a full-time student;
  • Applicant must have published at least one full-length book (not self-published);
  • Applicant must intend to pursue a professional career in the United States;
  • Applicant must not be a past winner of the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise.

Online Application

You will be required to:

  • Provide personal information
  • Upload a PDF of your CV
  • Upload a PDF of proof of your immigration status
  • Provide a PDF portfolio containing no more than twenty (20) pages of writing samples
  • Upload a PDF of five (5) press clippings about your work
  • Complete three short essay questions (1,000 words total)
  • Provide contact information for two professional references
  • Submit a completed application by 5:00pm EDT, June 10, 2019

START A NEW APPLICATION >


Selection Process

A panel of distinguished members of the literary community will evaluate the applications based on their excellence, innovation, and impact. The submitted work samples should illustrate the applicant’s technical excellence as a writer, while also demonstrating a larger purpose or vision to their work.

The prizewinners selected by the jury will be the candidates whose work best exemplifies the characteristics outlined above. Recommendations of the jury will be submitted to the Vilcek Foundation’s Board of Directors for final approval. The winners of the Creative Promise Prize in Literature will be notified in fall 2019 and will be invited to attend the Vilcek Foundation’s annual awards ceremony in New York City, in the spring of 2020. Travel expenses and accommodations will be covered by the foundation.


Frequently Asked Questions

What genres will be considered?

We will accept work samples from all forms of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including novels, novellas, short stories, graphic novels, memoir, history, book-length journalism, creative nonfiction, graphic nonfiction, and more. If you have questions about your work sample, please email us at creativepromise@vilcek.org.

The only book I published is self-published. Am I eligible to apply?

No, you must have published a full-length book with a publisher to be eligible.

My publications are online-based. Am I eligible?

Yes.

I am currently here on an O-1/student/other visa; am I eligible?

You are eligible if you currently hold a valid O-1 or H1B visa and have been residing in the United States for at least five years. Any other visa status is not eligible.

I am currently in the process of applying for a green card; am I eligible?

If you are in the process of finalizing the application for a green card and expect to have the proper documentation by August 2019, please contact us at creativepromise@vilcek.org before submitting your application.

I am currently applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status; am I eligible?

You are eligible if you have an I-797 approval notice showing approval of the I-821D DACA application. If you are in the process of applying for DACA and expect to have the proper documentation by August 2019, please contact us at creativepromise@vilcek.org before submitting your application.

I am over the age limit but not by much; can you make an exception?

Regretfully, we are not able to consider candidates who fall outside of our age limit.

I was born in Puerto Rico, Guam, or another U.S. territory; am I eligible?

Regretfully, we do not accept applications from individuals born in U.S. territories.

I was born outside of America, but to American citizens; am I eligible?

Regretfully, we do not accept applications from citizens who were born overseas but are American by birth.

Can the winners use the prize money to support a specific project, personal expenses, etc.?

Each winner will receive an unrestricted cash prize, which can be used however he or she likes; there is no obligation to use the money in any particular way.

If you have any other questions regarding the awards or the application process, please contact Shinnie Kim, program officer, at 212-472-2500 or creativepromise@vilcek.org.

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aseward100@aol.com (Vilcek Foundation) Charities Tue, 09 Apr 2019 18:45:16 -0400
Yonkers Light Show Art Exhibit This Week https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2437-yonkers-light-show-art-exhibit-this-week2437-yonkers-light-show-art-exhibit-this-week https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2437-yonkers-light-show-art-exhibit-this-week2437-yonkers-light-show-art-exhibit-this-week

Come check out the interactive, immersive new art installation at Philipse Manor Hall in Yonkers, “Whispers in the Grove”.
Opening as part of Yonkers Gallery Hop on Thursday, April 4 (5:30-7:30pm) and on view until Friday, April 27th.

In conjunction with the multimedia art on view, artists Kathy Creutzburg, Natalia Lesniak, and Mirabai Kwan Yin will host a free art workshop  for children ages 6-12 and their caretakers.

Workshop details:
Day: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 12:20-1:30 pm
Location: Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701

About the art:
Did you know trees communicate through underground networks of roots and fungus? Visit this woman-made forest of interconnected, neuron-like, steel forms that rise to support bulbs, the leaf canopy. Each bulb is enveloped in found materials and illuminated, like fireflies who express through their flicker. Hear “Whispers in the Grove”.

Inspired by mycorrhiza, trees’ communication and symbiosis through an underground network of roots and mycelium, the artists built steel trees topped by cell-like bulbs made of upcycled material from different cities around the USA. The forest-like structure invites people to wander around or sit beneath it, voice tubes invite people to whisper to each other from different parts of the sculpture, and internal lights react to the approach of the viewer.
 Our budding understanding of the mycorrhiza phenomenon makes humans and plants seem more similar. This network is reminiscent of human neurons, the internet, even our network of roads connecting cities. We all live in symbiosis. Through “Whispers in the Grove” artists Natalia, Kathy and Mirabai seek to peak the public’s interest in science and nature, as well as fostering a sense of interconnectedness of humans and plants, leading to responsible conservation efforts and sustainable practices.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by ArtsWestchester.

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aseward100@aol.com (Nowodworski Foundation) Life Mon, 01 Apr 2019 17:40:40 -0400
Andrea Stewart Cousins Protest Coming Up https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2436-andrea-stewart-cousins-protest-coming-up2436-andrea-stewart-cousins-protest-coming-up https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2436-andrea-stewart-cousins-protest-coming-up2436-andrea-stewart-cousins-protest-coming-up

A coalition of local criminal justice reform minded groups are on for a flash demo at Andrea Stewart-Cousins office in Yonkers this Friday! They feel that the Senator has not taken the social, racial, and economic justice issues facing her constituents seriously enough and want to let her know that we expect more from our elected officials. 

When: This Friday, March 29 at 12 noon
Where: Van Der Donck Park, 41 Dock St, Yonkers, NY 10701 
Next to the Yonkers Public Library, across from the Senator's office

Asking Sen. Stewart-Cousins to PUT THESE ITEMS IN THE BUDGET!
Drivers Licenses for All New Yorkers - Support S.01747
End Cash Bail - Support S.2101A and Discovery Reform S.1716
End Racialized Marijuana Enforcement - Support Legalization

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aseward100@aol.com (Indivisible Westchester) Politics Wed, 27 Mar 2019 18:58:14 -0400
Yonkers Charter School Debate https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2435-yonkers-charter-school-debate2435-yonkers-charter-school-debate https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2435-yonkers-charter-school-debate2435-yonkers-charter-school-debate

Charter school debate tomorrow, 3/25/2019, on Westchester Eye on the Radio. What are the pros and cons? Tune in at 3pm and let your voices be heard. https://sitenf.org/cast-school/

A public hearing was held on March 20th at Saunders Tech. Reps from the Yonkers Board of Education, teachers, and PTA attended. They unanimously opposed the charter school. CAST School organizers delivered their response at the assembly

https://www.yonkerspublicschools.org/cms/lib/NY01814060/Centricity/Domain/70/CAST-Charter-School-Application-Superintendent-Response.pdf

 

The radio show will be a continuation of the discussion. and will  broadcast  live on  WVOX 1460AM and online at wvox.com. The proposed CAST Charter School CEO will be on hand to answer your questions.

Call  914-636-0110 to voice your opinion about Yonkers public schools.

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:58:40 -0400
Jewish Mambo Comes to the Big Screen https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2434-jewish-mambo-comes-to-the-big-screen2434-jewish-mambo-comes-to-the-big-screen https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2434-jewish-mambo-comes-to-the-big-screen2434-jewish-mambo-comes-to-the-big-screen

If you like Mambo, check out the new documentary Mamboniks by Lex Gillespie. https://vimeo.com/267148924

Paulson Productions writes:

 

In the 1930s and '40s, tourists traveling to Cuba brought a steamy new step back to the dance floors of New York City.

​At the Palladium Ballroom,  the Mambo  became a sensation and the hot-blooded music soon swept the nation. Dancers were dazzled by the Latin big bands of Tito Puente, Machito and Tito Rodriguez, and mambo dancing was a pervasive aspect of post-World War II social life. 

Surprisingly, many of the mambo's biggest fanatics were Jewish. 

They were a merry band of devotees whose zeal for dancing earned them a hipster nickname: The Mamboniks.

This is the joyous story of their wild ride.  From the Tropicana Club in Havana where they discovered the music, to the Art Deco hotels of Miami Beach where it gained a toehold. From the Jewish resorts of the Catskill Mountains and Manhattan's famed Palladium Ballroom, to Miami's Gold Coast Ballroom where the old hoofers still dance, this feature film charts the irrepressible and tender lives of the Mamboniks, set to an infectious soundtrack, super-charged dance scenes and vintage mid-century clips. 

Musicians, club owners, disc jockeys, record company moguls and dancers (now in their 80's and 90's and still dancing!) reunite to tell this intimate tale, sharing thoughts about the beguiling music, love, friendship, adventure, coming-of-age, Jewish identity and the meaning of a life well-lived.


 
"It appealed to the Jewish soul." 
- dancer Rhea Anides 

“Back then, ninety percent of my audience was Jewish.
​They supported Cuban music because they loved it.” 

- bandleader Jose Curbelo

Paulson Productions is Executive Producer and Creative Consultant.

 
 

 

CONTACT US:

 
 
 

https://burnsfilmcenter.org/booking/the-mamboniks/

 

Tune into Westchester Eye on the Radio tomorrow, March 12, 2019 from 3-4pm for an interview with the director, Lex Gillespie. WVOX 1460AM. Also streamed live online at wvox.com. 

The Mamboniks Trailer

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Sun, 17 Mar 2019 16:32:35 -0400
Public Hearing for New Yonkers Charter School https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2433-public-hearing-for-new-yonkers-charter-school2433-public-hearing-for-new-yonkers-charter-school https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2433-public-hearing-for-new-yonkers-charter-school2433-public-hearing-for-new-yonkers-charter-school

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY FOR CULTURE, ARTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CHARTER SCHOOL (“The CAST Charter School”) Application - New Charter High School

Please be advised that the Board of Education will hold a Public Hearing to solicit comments regarding the International Academy for Culture, Arts, Science and Technology Charter School (“The CAST Charter School”) pending request to SUNY Charter Schools Institute for the following proposed request:

Authorization to establish a Charter High School, commencing in Grade 9 in the 2020- 2021 school year, growing one grade per year until they are able to serve students in Grades 9-12 in the 2023-2024 school year, enrolling 300 students.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 5:00 p.m.

PUBLIC HEARING Saunders Trades & Technical High School Angelo E. Paradiso Auditorium 183 Palmer Road Yonkers, New York 10701

Janet Cabassa Secretary to the Board cc: Board of Education Edwin Quezada, Superintendent of Schools Central Office Administrators Vincent Spano, City Clerk, City Hall Sandy Amoyaw, Grinton Will Library Susan Thaler, Riverfront Library Yonkers Council of PTA’s Yonkers Federation of Teachers Civil Service Employees Association Yonkers Council of Administrators Media Contacts

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Sun, 17 Mar 2019 08:36:14 -0400
A Husband's Mistress Cares for Wife with Alzheimer's https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2432-a-husband-s-mistress-cares-for-wife-with-alzheimer-s2432-a-husband-s-mistress-cares-for-wife-with-alzheimer-s https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2432-a-husband-s-mistress-cares-for-wife-with-alzheimer-s2432-a-husband-s-mistress-cares-for-wife-with-alzheimer-s

What would you do if your wife of many years developed Alzheimer's? One NYC man took a mistress and moved her into his home with his wife to care for her. Famous restaurant owner B.Smith, developed Alzheimer's seven years ago and her husband is that man.

Tune into Westchester Eye on the Radio today from 3-4pm to discuss the pros and cons of such an arrangement. WVOX 1460AM and streamed on line at wvox.com.

Call in at 914-636-0110. https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-b-smith-dementia-marriage-0214-story.html

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Mon, 11 Mar 2019 08:51:56 -0400
Free Tutors, Free Online Courses at Yonkers Library https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2431-free-tutors-free-online-courses-at-yonkers-library2431-free-tutors-free-online-courses-at-yonkers-library https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2431-free-tutors-free-online-courses-at-yonkers-library2431-free-tutors-free-online-courses-at-yonkers-library

The Yonkers public library offers free tutors, free enhanced skill courses, and more. Learn a new skill, get help with homework, and download an e book for the best price in town.

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ONLINE LEARNING

Gale Courses – Courses are currently full.  Check back for updates.  Access to over 300 FREE instructor-led online courses. Classes run for six weeks and new classes begin every month. Types of classes include: accounting, computer applications, legal, publishing, software, personal development and more. Sign up now! It’s free, fun and convenient!  You can take your class in your pajamas! 

Mango Languages – Online language learning designed to teach you conversational abilities in many foreign languages and ESL courses. Now offering language learning through film!   Click here to download the app.  Note: You must be a Yonkers Library Card holder to access information from home.

Tutor.com – Free Live Homework Help – An online tutoring service that connects students to qualified tutors in math, science, social studies, and English via the Internet.  Online tutoring is available from 3 pm to 9 pm everyday.  Note: Password is your 4-digit library card pin #.

Learning Express –  Students and adult learners can improve their skills required for academic and career success.  Some practice tests include TASC, SAT, PSAT, ACT, AP, career certification tests such as NCLEX-RN, Praxis I and II, and more.  Plus, there are practice sets and tutorials to develop skills in math, reading, writing, and basic sciences. 

Lynda.com –  Online learning platform that offers thousands of video courses in subjects including business, software, design, photography and much more.  Click here to download the app. Note: Westchester Library card needed.                            

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Thu, 07 Mar 2019 08:28:02 -0500
Sex and Lingerie Advice from a Westchester Mom https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2430-sex-and-lingerie-advice-from-a-westchester-mom2430-sex-and-lingerie-advice-from-a-westchester-mom https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2430-sex-and-lingerie-advice-from-a-westchester-mom2430-sex-and-lingerie-advice-from-a-westchester-mom

Ladies. If you are struggling with self esteem, check out Brooke Christian.

Brooke is a motivator, a confidant, and a lingerie merchandiser. She will be a guest on Westchester Eye On the Radio on March 4, 2019 from 3-4pm on WVOX 1460AM. The show will also be streamed live on wvox.com. 

In her own words....... https://www.flirtygirlguide.com/

"Hello. My name is Brooke Christian. And I’m a recovering self hater.

I’ve been in recovery for about 3 years and I’ve decided to share my story in the hopes that it can help other self haters. Here we go.……

Recently I had to convince a completely gorgeous woman that she was, in fact, completely gorgeous. Long bouncy hair. Gorgeous smile. Twinkling eyes. Wry sense of humor. Amazing legs. And even after profuse affirmations, she still wasn’t buying what I was selling.

WTF!?!?!

It made me so frustrated that we are a society of gorgeous, beautiful, sexy women who cannot even look at ourselves in the mirror.

WTF?!?!?

It made me so frustrated that no matter how loud I shout it or how many times I share it, women still don’t believe me when I show them – not just tell them – how beautiful and sexy they are.

WTF?!?!

It made me so frustrated because the truth is I don’t believe it for myself either.

W…..T…..F…..

Come in close, mamas, it’s confession time. Closer. Because this is a vulnerable moment here. Fact: I’ve spent nearly my entire life hating myself. There is not a time in my childhood nor my adolescence nor my young adulthood when I didn’t hurl insults at myself: you’re fat, you’re ugly with those glasses, you’re too extroverted, you’re too introverted, your face is too round, your belly will never be flat. Hate piled upon hate piled upon more hate.

Mamas, I know what it feels like to look in the mirror and cry. Loves, I know what it feels like to wear sweatpants because you can’t bear to have your jeans feel tight. Friends, I know what it feels like to tell yourself all the bad things and never counteract it with the good things.

I spent so many years reading myself a fairy tale called, The Woman Who Isn’t Enough, that I started to believe my own self created narrative more than anything or anyone else. Versions abound but the bestselling Self Hate titles are I’ll Never Be Thin EnoughI’ll Never Be Pretty Enough and my personal favorite, I’ll Never be Good Enough. Any of these sound familiar, loves?

Yeah, thought so.

These stories may be bestsellers but they are incredibly dangerous. Their negativity gets tattooed on our brains and almost nothing, I mean NOTHING, can make us believe differently.

Did ya see which word I picked up there? “BELIEVE.” Not “THINK.” Believe. We can “think” all we want. Our rational minds know we are objectively nice looking with decent bodies and pretty good attributes. But if we don’t BELIEVE we are those things, if we don’t BELIEVE we are beautiful and gorgeous and sexy, then we can never truly believe it when someone else says so. Not our husbands or our boyfriends or our loved ones or the public. There is no voice stronger in our head than our own.

Which means that I’m fighting an uphill battle every time I try to show other women how beautiful and unique and vibrant and sensual and sexy the world sees them. If they don’t BELIEVE it themselves, ain’t no matter what I say. Because the sad truth is, even for me “champion of women everywhere,” our own manufactured lies are what we believe to be true. As Julia Roberts said in Pretty Woman, “the hard stuff is easier to believe.” And that goes for me too.

Is it possible to throw out our crappy stories of self hate and swap it for a loving tale of self worth and confidence? God I hope so! That’s my mission with Flirty Girl. To get you to rewrite your storybook and fill it with page after beautiful page of how amazing you are. And to make you promise to read it to yourself every night. Time for a new narrative, don’t you think? One that we would gladly read to our daughters for their bedtime stories.

 I’m Brooke Christian, recovering self hater, and I’ll be your teacher for this journey"

 

 

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Sun, 03 Mar 2019 17:33:29 -0500
Food Alert for Tahini https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2429-food-alert-for-tahini2429-food-alert-for-tahini https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2429-food-alert-for-tahini2429-food-alert-for-tahini

 https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/concord-11-18/index.html

Updates:

  • This outbreak appears to be over, but recalled tahini products have a long shelf life and may still be in people’s homes.
  • Consumers are encouraged to visit the FDA website for a full list of recalled products. On November 27, 2018, Achdut Ltd. recalled tahini products sold under several brand names, including Achva, Achdut, Soom, S&F, Pepperwood, and Baron’s with expiration dates of April 7, 2020 to May 21, 2020.
  • The last reported illness began on January 3, 2019.
  • Eight people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella were reported from four states: Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New York.
  • No hospitalizations or deaths were reported.

 

Advice to Consumers:

  • Do not eat, sell, or serve recalled tahini or products made with recalled tahini, such as hummus, even if unopened. Return it to the store or throw it away.
  • Retailers and restaurants should not use any of the recalled tahini manufactured by Achdut Ltd. at their establishments. Retailers and restaurants should throw the product out.
  • For a full list of recalled tahini products, visit  https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm626750.htm.
  • Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria.
  • Contact a healthcare provider if you think you got sick from eating recalled tahini products.
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aseward100@aol.com (CDC) Life Thu, 28 Feb 2019 13:51:06 -0500
Women's Empowerment Program https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2421-women-s-empowerment-program2421-women-s-empowerment-program https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2421-women-s-empowerment-program2421-women-s-empowerment-program

Gina Avila will be a guest on Westchester Eye on the Radio on 2/18/2019. She is the founder of the Women's Empowerment Institute. https://www.wei-ny.org

 The Women’s Empowerment Institute (WEI) is in the process of developing a job-skills training program for women aged 18-64. Participants will receive training in English, writing and computers as well as professional development sessions and career development support with the objective of preparing them for employment and/or a pathway to access a college education.

We are also establishing a Young Girl’s Empowerment Group (YGEG) workshop, which is an 8-10-week program to inspire girls attending our local high schools. The Young Girl’s Empowerment Group will support the needs of adolescent girls through inclusion despite the diversity of their backgrounds, and regardless of whether they have been identified as “in trouble”. They all have one thing in common - they are young women trying to build their lives in a society that frequently does not provide adequate safety, healing, education, growth and personal and emotional health. 

YGEG’s curriculum has been created to empower young women from diverse backgrounds to become strong leaders in their schools and communities. We achieved this through group and one-on-one support sessions, events, and mentorship, inspiring them to gain a voice and build confidence, resilience and leadership skills.

Tune into WVOX 1460AM from 3-4pm or listen online at wvox.com

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Sun, 17 Feb 2019 12:28:19 -0500
New Book About The Homeless https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2420-new-book-about-the-homeless2420-new-book-about-the-homeless https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2420-new-book-about-the-homeless2420-new-book-about-the-homeless

Fordham University English professor, Susan Greenfield, has authored a book about homelessness. The title of the book is Sacred Shelter.

"Sacred Shelter follows the lives of thirteen formerly homeless people, all of whom have graduated from the life skills empowerment program, an interfaith life skills program for homeless and formerly homeless individuals in New York. Through frank, honest interviews, these individuals share traumas from their youth, their experience with homelessness, and the healing they have discovered through community and faith."  -Amazon.com

She will be a guest on Westchester Eye on the Radio on 2/11/2019 from 3-4pm. The show will broadcast live on WVOX 1460AM and also streamed online at wvox.com.

Call in to comment at 914-636-0110.

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Sun, 10 Feb 2019 11:03:21 -0500
Vagina Monologue Show Coming to Tarrytown https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2418-vagina-monologue-show-coming-to-tarrytown2418-vagina-monologue-show-coming-to-tarrytown https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2418-vagina-monologue-show-coming-to-tarrytown2418-vagina-monologue-show-coming-to-tarrytown

 On February 13, 2019 at 7pm, V-Day 2019 Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow will present their second production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, a one-night-only benefit at the Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, NY. The show will be directed by Gina Lamparella and Nancy Puleo. Proceeds from the event will be shared between Hope’s Door (www.hopesdoorny.org) and My Sisters’ Place (www.mspny.org), Westchester-based organizations that work to end domestic violence.

The Vagina Monologues addresses women’s resiliency, sensuality, and the social stigma surrounding abuse and violence against wom*n. The monologues will be performed by local women along with with some special guests.

Tickets can be purchased at www.tarrytownmusichall.org. There are a variety of pricing tiers, including a VIP ticket, and attendees are invited to gather after the show to mingle with cast, crew, and friends for a dessert reception. Individual and corporate donations are welcomed and can be made through the Hope’s Door website (https://hopesdoorny.org). Please specify that they are for 2019 V-Day production.

“Today’s frightening climate of racism, misogyny, and xenophobia magnifies the need for all communities, especially communities of color, to take a vocal and powerful stand.” says co-producer Ann Neilsen. “Producing The Vagina Monologues is a movement that gives all women in our community and throughout the world a powerful voice by which to educate and empower.”

This year marks the 21st anniversary of The Vagina Monologues, which later gave birth to V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Since 1998, The Vagina Monologues and other works have been performed across the world by local V-Day activists, raising over $100 million for grassroots anti-violence groups, rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters, and safe houses in places like Kenya and Afghanistan. In 2013 V-Day founded One Billion Rising, the largest mass action ever to demand an end to violence against wom*n

CONTACT: Kimberly Marcus at 914-261-1419, or Jenifer Ross at 914-261-1470 kimmarc@mac.com

Show producers will be guests on Westchester Eye on the Radio on 2/4/2019. Tune into WVOX 1460AM from 3-4pm for a discussion about the show. Also streamed live on the internet at wvox.com

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aseward100@aol.com (Jenifer Ross) Life Sun, 03 Feb 2019 19:28:47 -0500