Swyonkers's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers Sat, 15 Dec 2018 00:36:29 -0500 HamletHub.com Asian, African, Latino Entrepreneurs Needed https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2395-asian-african-latino-entrepreneurs-needed2395-asian-african-latino-entrepreneurs-needed https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2395-asian-african-latino-entrepreneurs-needed2395-asian-african-latino-entrepreneurs-needed

Calling all successful Asian and African and Latino born entrepreneurs!
#entrepreneurship #Africa #Asia #Latino #immigrant

Summary: Seeking Successful Immigrant Entrepreneurs of Asian / African / Latino descent, for a new Book.

Category: Business and Finance

Email: query-8qr7@helpareporter.net

Media Outlet: Anonymous

Deadline: 7:00 PM EST - 10 December


For an upcoming book planned to be published on March 10th 2019 through TellWell Publishing and distributed through Amazon,
Chapters and Indigo, we're looking to feature immigrant
entrepreneurial stories.

If you, or your client, is a successful
entrepreneur/business owner that was born in Africa, Asia or
South America, we would love to feature them in an upcoming book
meant to inspire newly arrived immigrants. Please answer the
following with a short paragraph for each (you will be contacted
for more details if needed.

What's your name, company name and

Which country did you emigrate from?

Why did you or your
family decide to immigrate?

What was the most difficult thing
you faced when you arrived in the US?

What was your very first

Why did you choose to become an entrepreneur?

(c.f. What
triggered you?)

How did you raise the money necessary to launch
your business? (e.g. did you find an investor?

Did you borrow
from the bank?

Did you save money by working a 9 to 5? Please
tell us your story)

What was the most difficult thing you faced
when you first started your business?

Why do you think you have
been successful?

What advice do you have for newly arrived
immigrants that want to pursue the path of entrepreneurship?

will feature ALL stories that meet our criteria. (total of the
answers must be at least 500 words).

*be a successful business owner employing more than yourself (no
"solopreneurs") *be a first-generation immigrant born in Africa,
Asia or South America. (moved to North America afterwards and
started your business there).

aseward100@aol.com (helpareporter.net) Life Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:47:45 -0500
Third Term for Yonkers Politicians https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2394-third-term-for-yonkers-politicians2394-third-term-for-yonkers-politicians https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2394-third-term-for-yonkers-politicians2394-third-term-for-yonkers-politicians

Still scratching your heads about how Yonkers' politicians wrangled a third term extension?

Tune in to Westchester Eye on the Radio tomorrow, 12/10/2018 for an analysis and an update on the numerous petitions that are now in circulation to vote it down.

Other topics will include the ongoing homeless situation, and the future Yonkers mayoral contest.

Political columnist, Fred Polvere, is the guest from 3-4pm on WVOX 1460AM . Streamed live online also at wxvox.com.

aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Politics Sun, 09 Dec 2018 14:54:30 -0500
Special Yonkers Tree Lighting Ceremony https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/events/2393-special-yonkers-tree-lighting-ceremony2393-special-yonkers-tree-lighting-ceremony https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/events/2393-special-yonkers-tree-lighting-ceremony2393-special-yonkers-tree-lighting-ceremony

The Untermyer Gardens Conservancy, a non-profit organization working in partnership with the City of Yonkers, announces the Opening Ceremony for its third annual Grand Holiday Illumination at the Walled Garden. The event is free and open to the public on Wednesday, December 12 at 5:30 PM.

The Walled Garden will be brilliantly illuminated with festive holiday lights, highlighting the rich architectural and horticultural elements of the garden. Beautiful seasonal music in the Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Zoroastrian traditions will be played.

The Illumination will take place every night from December 13 - January 1 from 4:00 until 8:00 PM. Hot chocolate will be served by various community groups on most evenings.

On December 12, the Illumination will be opened with the sequential lighting of various sections of the Walled Garden. We hope you will join us in celebrating the holiday season.

aseward100@aol.com (Untermeyer Gardens) Events Fri, 07 Dec 2018 07:37:32 -0500
Live Update on Mexican Migrant Caravan https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2391-live-update-on-mexican-migrant-caravan2391-live-update-on-mexican-migrant-caravan https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2391-live-update-on-mexican-migrant-caravan2391-live-update-on-mexican-migrant-caravan

Don't miss tomorrow's show on Westchester Eye on the Radio.
Scott Miner will be the guest live from Tijuana, Mexico. The former US resident has lived in Mexico for several years and will give an eyewitness account on the latest news of the migrant caravan at the US/Mexican border.
Tune into WVOX 1460AM or listen online at wvox.com from 3-4pm on 12/3/2018.
aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Politics Sun, 02 Dec 2018 12:25:27 -0500
SW Yonkers Blood Donors Will Receive $5 Amazon Gift Card https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/events/2390-sw-yonkers-blood-donors-will-receive-5-amazon-gift-card-15432630212390-sw-yonkers-blood-donors-will-receive-5-amazon-gift-card-1543263021 https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/events/2390-sw-yonkers-blood-donors-will-receive-5-amazon-gift-card-15432630212390-sw-yonkers-blood-donors-will-receive-5-amazon-gift-card-1543263021

 Urgent need for blood and platelet donations

Donate by Dec. 19 and receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors from SW Yonkers to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season.

Blood and platelet donations often decline during the holidays. Regular donors are busy with holiday activities, and travel and severe winter weather may cause blood drive cancellations. Yet donations remain critical for patients like 4-year-old Wyatt Monacelli who is in the midst of intense chemotherapy treatments for leukemia. He has received a number of transfusions since his diagnosis in June and will likely need more. Locations in and around SW Yonkers are:

town date time location address
Ridgefield 12/13/2018 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Ridgefield Park & Recreation Center 195 Danbury Rd.

“We are fortunate to have had so many donors give the gift of life to our child so far throughout the course of his treatment, and even more so, we are lucky to have had a supply of blood available for him when he needed it,” said Julianna Monacelli, Wyatt’s mother.

Donors are urged to give now to ensure that families like Wyatt’s don’t have to worry about the availability of blood this winter. In thanks for helping meet the urgent need around the holidays, all those who come to donate blood or platelets now through Dec. 19, 2018, will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.)

Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Another way to help keep the blood supply strong is to host a Red Cross blood drive this winter. To learn more about hosting a blood drive and to sign up, visit RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (Red Cross) Events Mon, 26 Nov 2018 09:47:25 -0500
George Latimer Interview on WVOX Radio https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2389-george-latimer-interview-on-wvox-radio2389-george-latimer-interview-on-wvox-radio https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2389-george-latimer-interview-on-wvox-radio2389-george-latimer-interview-on-wvox-radio

Westchester County Executive, George Latimer, is the featured guest on Westchester Eye on the Radio, tomorrow, 11/26,2018.

Tune into WVOX 1460AM from 3-4pm or listen online at wvox.com. Topics include homeless issues, taxes, and extremist politics. Got questions or comments? Call 914-636-0110 during the show.

aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Sun, 25 Nov 2018 15:04:19 -0500
Teen Scholarships Available https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2388-teen-scholarships-available2388-teen-scholarships-available https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2388-teen-scholarships-available2388-teen-scholarships-available

The Jandon Foundation is looking for 15 high school seniors to earn $12,000 college scholarships each.

Students who can demonstrate a financial need and who possess strong academic records, good test scores, fine character, and a portfolio of extracurricular activities, including community service, are welcome to apply. 

Scholarships are given directly to students over their four-year college careers, to help cover expenses related to their educations. Recipients become part of the Jandon scholars’ community, which offers periodic events and ongoing networking opportunities.

If you or someone you know might be interested in this scholarship opportunity, the application can be found here: jandonscholars.org/application/.  

For more information, visit www.jandonscholars.org or contact Program Coordinator Melanie Montalto at: Melanie.Montalto@jandonscholars.org or call her at the Board of Legislators at 914-995-8620.

aseward100@aol.com (David Tubiolo) Life Sat, 24 Nov 2018 19:04:38 -0500
Orthodox Jewish Rebel Speaks Out https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2387-orthodox-jewish-rebel-speaks-out2387-orthodox-jewish-rebel-speaks-out https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2387-orthodox-jewish-rebel-speaks-out2387-orthodox-jewish-rebel-speaks-out

Adina Miles is the guest on Westchester Eye on The Radio tomorrow, 11/19/2018. She is a social media savvy Orthodox Jewish woman with a following of over forty thousand fans on instagram. She has challenged the position of women in Orthodox society resulting in the rebuke of Orthodox men.

The thirty year old rebel recently ran for political office in the 45th district of Brooklyn, operates her own marketing firm Flatbush Girl, and displays fashion awareness in figure hugging dresses in addition to Hollywood style locks. Tune in to hear what everyone is talking about from 3-4pm on WVOX 1460AM. Also online a wvox.com. Call in to comment too. 914-636-0110.

aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Politics Sun, 18 Nov 2018 16:37:26 -0500
Artist interview on WVOX https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2386-artist-interview-on-wvox2386-artist-interview-on-wvox https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2386-artist-interview-on-wvox2386-artist-interview-on-wvox

Tomorrow's guest on Westchester Eye on the Radio is Meagan Meehan.  She is a published author, poet, cartoonist and produced playwright. She is also a stop motion animator and an award-winning abstract artist.

 Meagan holds a Bachelors in English Literature, a Masters in Communication, and is presently pursuing a PhD in Educational Psychology. She is an animal advocate and a fledgling toy and game designer.

Meagan has written and produced a fifteen minute play that will open on November 16 at Theater 294 in Farmingdale, Long Island.

Tune into Westchester Eye on the Radio 1460 AM at 3pm to find out more. Listen on line at wvox.com 11/12/2018

aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Sun, 11 Nov 2018 15:20:07 -0500
Downtown Yonkers Art Gallery Opens https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2385-downtown-yonkers-art-gallery-opens2385-downtown-yonkers-art-gallery-opens https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2385-downtown-yonkers-art-gallery-opens2385-downtown-yonkers-art-gallery-opens

There's a new gallery in town and it is big and beautiful. The Warburton Galerie opened on November 10, 2018 with a packed house. 

Located at 16 Warburton Ave. in downtown Yonkers, the gallery is committed to presenting museum quality work.

The opening exhibit  highlighted the work of thirty five contemporary artists including Tim Okamura, a Canadian painter whose work investigates identity, the urban environment, metaphor, and cultural iconography.

 American street artist, Shepard Fairy was also represented. He is known for his Hope (2008) campaign logo which portrays a portrait of then-presidential candidate Barack Obama in red, white, and blue.

The gallery will sponsor arts programming via collaborations with guest curators, art advisors and notable creative organizations. The artwork for the Inaugural Exhibition was on loan via partnership with Amelchenko Art Advisory, Aced Gallery (Asbury Park, NJ) and individual artists

aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Sat, 10 Nov 2018 22:53:44 -0500
Beware of Turkey Poisoning https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2384-beware-of-turkey-poisoning2384-beware-of-turkey-poisoning https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2384-beware-of-turkey-poisoning2384-beware-of-turkey-poisoning

An updated CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products is now available: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/reading-07-18/index.html  


  • Since the last update on July 19, 2018, 74 more ill people were reported, bringing the total to 164 ill people from 35 states.
  • Sixty-three people have been hospitalized.
  • One death was reported from California. Questions about the death should be directed to the California Department of Public Health.
  • Illnesses in this outbreak started from November 20, 2017 to October 20, 2018.
  • Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicates that raw turkey products from a variety of sources are contaminated with Salmonella Reading and are making people sick.
  • The outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading has been identified in various raw turkey products, including ground turkey and turkey patties. The outbreak strain has also been found in raw turkey pet food and live turkeys, indicating it might be widespread in the turkey industry.
  • A single, common supplier of raw turkey products or of live turkeys has not been identified.
  • CDC and USDA-FSIS have shared this information with representatives from the turkey industry and asked about steps that they may be taking to reduce Salmonella contamination.
  • This investigation is ongoing and CDC will provide more information as it becomes available.

Advice to consumers:

  • Always handle raw turkey carefully and cook it thoroughly to prevent food poisoning. 
  • CDC is NOT advising that consumers avoid eating properly cooked turkey products, or that retailers stop selling raw turkey products.
  • General ways you can prevent Salmonella infection include good handwashing and cooking turkey to an internal temperature of 165°F.  Thaw turkeys in the refrigerator, not on the counter.
  • More prevention advice here: https://www.cdc.gov/features/turkeytime/index.html
  • People get sick from Salmonella 12 to 72 hours after swallowing the germ and experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.
  • Most people recover within a week, but some illnesses can last longer and be more severe
aseward100@aol.com (CDC) Life Fri, 09 Nov 2018 22:06:37 -0500
Photo Exhibit Party Coming Up https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2383-photo-exhibit-party-coming-up2383-photo-exhibit-party-coming-up https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2383-photo-exhibit-party-coming-up2383-photo-exhibit-party-coming-up

Robert Presutti is a seasoned photojournalist who has traveled the world documenting, people, fashion, and history.

The Riverdale resident recently embarked on a project called An Beal Faces. The work entails more than 100 portraits of An Beal Bocht Cafe customers and employees. 
The eclectic bar has been a neighborhood go to spot for many years. Known as a cafe society oasis, An Beal hosts literary events, jazz, Irish Trad, art exhibits and many cultural events. 
The cast of characters that continues to pass through the doors of the Irish establishment will be honored at an opening party on November 10th. More than 100 portraits will decorate the gallery wall in the art exhibit room beginning at 6:30PM.
An Beal is located at 445 W.238th St. Bronx, NY. http://www.anbealbochtcafe.com/
aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:40:22 -0500
White Plains Trump Protest 11/8/2018 https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2382-white-plains-trump-protest-11-8-20182382-white-plains-trump-protest-11-8-2018 https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2382-white-plains-trump-protest-11-8-20182382-white-plains-trump-protest-11-8-2018

Nobody is Above the Law Protest - White Plains

Donald Trump just crossed a red line, violating the independence of the investigation pursuing criminal charges in the Trump-Russia scandal and cover-up.

Trump putting himself above the law is a threat to our democracy, and we’ve got to get Congress to stop him.

We're mobilizing immediately to demand accountability, because Trump is not above the law.

Once you sign up, make sure to invite friends to join you at the event!


  • Please make note of the date, time, and description to confirm that the host is able to organize the event on such short notice! Hosts may set a time and date for events that works better locally than 5 PM on Thursday. 
  • If the date of the event is far in the future, it has not yet been updated by the host from the placeholder date and time set before we knew if or when events would occur. 

If you choose to attend an event, you agree to engage in nonviolent, peaceful action, to act lawfully, and to strive to de-escalate any potential confrontations with those who may disagree with our values.

The host has marked that this event is wheelchair accessible.

Gather across the street from the MLK statue on MLK Blvd in White Plains if: 1. Trump fires Mueller 2. Trump fires Rosenstein/Rosenstein forced to resign 3. Trump pardons key witnesses, e.g. Manafort 4. The Mueller report is kept from the public, or demonstrates wrongdoing by Trump or his campaign.
Thursday, November 8 at 5 p.m. (local time)
Across the street from MLK statue
White Plains, NY 10601
Elizabeth S. Tara H. Michael L. Connie B. Melissa R. Dawn G.
aseward100@aol.com (Move On.Org) Politics Wed, 07 Nov 2018 21:19:16 -0500
Duncan Hines Cake Mix Recalled https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2381-duncan-hines-cake-mix-recalled2381-duncan-hines-cake-mix-recalled https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2381-duncan-hines-cake-mix-recalled2381-duncan-hines-cake-mix-recalled

CDC, state partners, and FDA are investigating five illnesses in three states to determine if they are linked to recently recalled Duncan Hines cake mixes. More information can be found athttps://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/agbeni-11-18/index.html.

Key Points

  • On November 5, 2018, ConAgra Brands recalled four varieties of Duncan Hines cake mix after officials in Oregon identified Salmonella Agbeni in a box of Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix.
  • CDC reviewed the PulseNet database and identified five recent infections with the same strain ofSalmonella Agbeni as the Salmonella strain identified in the cake mix.
  • Illnesses were reported from three states: Maryland, Ohio, and Wisconsin. None of the ill people were hospitalized, and none died.
  • The investigation is ongoing to determine if these illnesses are linked to Duncan Hines cake mix.
  • CDC will provide updates as more information becomes available.

Advice to Consumers

  • Do not bake with or eat recalled Duncan Hines cake mix, or eat cake prepared with recalled mix. Throw the mix away or return it to the store for a refund.
  • Recalled products include 15.25 oz. boxes of Duncan Hines cake mix in Classic White, Classic Yellow Cake, Classic Butter Golden Cake, and Confetti Cake flavors, with various “best if used by” dates ranging from March 7 to 13, 2019.
  • Check the FDA website for information to identify recalled mixes: a list of “best if used by” dates for each flavor of recalled mix, and product photos.
  • Contact a healthcare provider if you think you got sick from eating recalled cake mix.
  • In general, CDC advises against eating any raw dough or batter, whether homemade or from a mix. Raw batter can contain germs that could make you sick.

Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 12-72 hours after eating contaminated food. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.

aseward100@aol.com (CDC) Life Wed, 07 Nov 2018 18:13:25 -0500
Dog Adoption Instructions Made Easy https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2379-dog-adoption-instructions-made-easy2379-dog-adoption-instructions-made-easy https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2379-dog-adoption-instructions-made-easy2379-dog-adoption-instructions-made-easy

Thanks for listening to today's radio show about how to adopt a chihuahua. The founder of Chiangeles, Janel Faraci, had an emergency and could not be on the air. However, theses are the instructions to adopt.:

1. Go to the LA Shelter Address and select the dog that you would like to adopt. http://www.laanimalservices.com/looking-for-a-dog/ Be sure to copy the dog's ID number and which shelter branch. You will also need to call that shelter to be sure that the dog is available and to inquire about the health and any behavioral issues.

2. Register with Chiangeles Rescue http://www.chiangelesrescue.org Fill out the adoption form.http://www.chiangelesrescue.org/adoption_form.html If the dog is available, they will "pull" the dog for you and take it to the vet where the dog will be evaluated, vaccinated, spay/neutered and microchipped. You will then pay a fee of $275 which is tax deductible. If the dog has health issues, the fee will be refunded. If not, you will then submit the airport of your choice and the destination where the dog will be transported. Flights are provided by Delta Dash and the $275 fee covers it.

3. Contact either Janel Faraci or Lynn Decker Kaska on FB for further instructions.


aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:32:31 -0400