Yorktown's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:19:20 -0400 HamletHub.com Yorktown Grange Fair September 6th through the 8th. https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1185-yorktown-grange-fair-september-6th-through-the-8th1185-yorktown-grange-fair-september-6th-through-the-8th https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1185-yorktown-grange-fair-september-6th-through-the-8th1185-yorktown-grange-fair-september-6th-through-the-8th

The 95th Annual Yorktown Grange Fair will be held September 6 - 8, at the Grange Fairgrounds on Moseman Road.

Rides, exhibits, livestock, contests, food, and live music everyday! there is something for everyone at the Grange Fair! 

Visit the Grange Fair website for daily schedule of events: yorktowngrangefair.org

Admission is only $10 per carload! (Walk-ins and single occupant vehicles are $5)

Children under 2 are always admitted free.

For your convenience, there is an ATM located on the fairgrounds.

Visit the Yorktown Grange Website for more details.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Yorktown Grange Fairgrounds) Events Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:09:22 -0400
Free Course for NY Real Estate Professionals https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/neighbors/1177-free-course-for-ny-real-estate-professionals1177-free-course-for-ny-real-estate-professionals https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/neighbors/1177-free-course-for-ny-real-estate-professionals1177-free-course-for-ny-real-estate-professionals

Free New York Real Estate Continuing Education Course

SERVPRO of Putnam County, SERVPRO of Dutchess County and ProNational Title Agency are pleased to provide this  FREE New York Real Estate Continuing Education Course


"Understanding Mold for a Real Estate Professional"

Date: September 16, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location:
DoubleTree Hotel 455 South Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591

New York Course Approval: 12218 (3 Credit Hours)
Course Fee: $60 per person (Fee Waived by SERVPRO)

Complimentary Continental Breakfast to be provided from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Topics to be discussed at the seminar include:

•Mold awareness history and media coverage.

•Mold litigation ~ the effect on the real estate market; agents and brokers; insurance & insurance carriers; and home buyers and sellers.

•Mold legislation ~ Current initiatives and their potential effects on the real estate market, disclosure requirements, & insurance costs.

•Mold contamination ~ Causes and effects on structure, contents, and the environment.

•Mold and health: media hype or reality?

•New York Licensing requirements. (New!)

•Mold containment and removal protocols ~ Approved NY guidelines (New!)

•Mold growth prevention tips.

Please Note: Photo ID is required at registration and class will begin promptly at 9:00 AM- please allow for travel.

Please Call SERVPRO of Putnam County at 845-228-1090 for questions on how to register for this event!

 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (ServPro of Putnam) Neighbors Tue, 20 Aug 2019 08:04:23 -0400
"Raiders of the Lost Ark" Returns to the Big Screen in Bedford https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/1179-raiders-of-the-lost-ark-returns-to-the-big-screen-in-bedford1179-raiders-of-the-lost-ark-returns-to-the-big-screen-in-bedford https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/1179-raiders-of-the-lost-ark-returns-to-the-big-screen-in-bedford1179-raiders-of-the-lost-ark-returns-to-the-big-screen-in-bedford

A classic American adventure movie returns to the big screen this week at at the Bedford Playhouse when "Raiders of the Lost Ark" is presented on August 25th at 1pm and again at 6:30 pm. 

Grab your family and friends and join us for a non-stop adventure!
Raiders is an epic tale in which an intrepid archaeologist (Harrison Ford) tries to race a band of Nazis to a unique religious relic which is central to their plans for world domination. Battling against a snake phobia and a vengeful ex-girlfriend  (Karen Allen), Indiana Jones is in constant peril, making hair's-breadth escapes at every turn in this celebration of the innocent adventure movies of an earlier era.

Tickets HERE.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (HH / Bedford Playhouse) Life Tue, 20 Aug 2019 06:37:39 -0400
“Proven Methods for Alleviating Stress, Anxiety & Depression” https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1178-proven-methods-for-alleviating-stress-anxiety-depression1178-proven-methods-for-alleviating-stress-anxiety-depression https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1178-proven-methods-for-alleviating-stress-anxiety-depression1178-proven-methods-for-alleviating-stress-anxiety-depression

An Integrative Natural Medicine Approach For A Happier and Healthier Life.

Stress affects people physically, mentally and emotionally. According to the American Institute of Stress, up to 90% of all health problems are related to stress. Most people are not aware that stress makes our body secrete certain hormones that over time can destroy our health. It can cause many health problems including anxiety, depression, heart disease, hormone problems, high blood pressure, chronic pain, stroke, cancer, and sleep disorders, just to name a few. Learn about the symptoms of stress, how stress affects the body’s overall health, and what a person can do to relieve stress both at work and at home to feel better and enjoy life more. 

Join Dr. Kenneth Hoffman, DACM, as he leads an informative discussion and shares science-based natural solutions that you can incorporate into your everyday life!

Thursday, September 12th , 2019

When:  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where:  SOPHIA Natural Health Center, 31 Old Route 7, Brookfield, CT
Cost:  $10 per person (all proceeds will be donated to local charities)
RSVP:  To our office at 203-740-9300

 

 About SOPHIA Natural Health Center:SOPHIA Natural Health Center is the largest natural health and wellness clinic in Connecticut, combining the traditional healing arts of Chinese and Naturopathic Medicine with modern science – getting our patients results when nothing else has worked.
Dr. Kenneth Hoffman, DACM, L.Ac., Medical Director, has serviced thousands of patients since opening his practice in 2004. He also hosts “The Natural Medicine Connection”, Fairfield County’s only health talk radio show, on WLAD Danbury (800WLAD on the AM dial), every Saturday, from 10 to 11 a.m.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Sophia Natural Health Center) Events Tue, 20 Aug 2019 06:10:43 -0400
Here’s what taxpayers should know about the new IRS Tax Withholding Estimator https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/1170-here-s-what-taxpayers-should-know-about-the-new-irs-tax-withholding-estimator1170-here-s-what-taxpayers-should-know-about-the-new-irs-tax-withholding-estimator https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/1170-here-s-what-taxpayers-should-know-about-the-new-irs-tax-withholding-estimator1170-here-s-what-taxpayers-should-know-about-the-new-irs-tax-withholding-estimator

Taxpayers who haven’t yet checked their withholding this year should do so ASAP. All taxpayers can do this by using the new mobile-friendly Tax Withholding Estimator. This new tool can be used by workers, as well as retirees, self-employed individuals and other taxpayers. It’s a user-friendly step-by-step tool to help taxpayers effectively adjust the amount of income tax they have withheld from wages and pension payments. This helps them make sure that they are paying the right amount of tax as they earn it throughout the year.

Here are some things people should know about the new tool:

  • Using the tool to do a Paycheck Checkup can help taxpayers avoid an unexpected year-end tax bill and possibly a penalty when they file their 2019 tax return next year.
  • The new tool allows taxpayers to separately enter pensions and other sources of income. Taxpayers who receive pension income can use the results from the estimator to complete a Form W-4P. They then give this form to their payer.
  • It’s important for anyone who had an unexpected tax bill or a penalty when they filed this year to do a checkup.
  • It’s also an important step for those who made withholding adjustments in 2018 or had a major life change.
  • The new Tax Withholding Estimator makes it easier to enter wages and withholding for each job held by the taxpayer and their spouse.
  • At the end of the process, the tool makes specific withholding recommendations for each job and spouse. It also clearly explains what the taxpayer should do next.
  • Those most likely to owe tax because they’ve had too little tax withheld include:
  • Those who itemized in the past but now take the increased standard deduction.
  • Two-wage-earner households.
  • Employees with non-wage sources of income.
  • Those with complex tax situations.

 Tax Reform Tax Tip 2019-111

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Internal Revenue Service) Life Mon, 19 Aug 2019 05:23:18 -0400
Book Club for Women with Cancer to Meet August 22 https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/places/1175-book-club-for-women-with-cancer-to-meet-august-221175-book-club-for-women-with-cancer-to-meet-august-22 https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/places/1175-book-club-for-women-with-cancer-to-meet-august-221175-book-club-for-women-with-cancer-to-meet-august-22

Support Connection, Inc. announces that the next session of their Book Club For Women With Cancer is scheduled for Thursday, August 22 from 7-9 pm at NY-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor, NY. Open to people living with breast, ovarian and gynecological cancers. To learn more or to pre-register (PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED) call Support Connection at 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

Book to be discussed: All The Light You Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. This Pulitzer Prize winning novel occurs during the German occupation of France, when the paths of a blind French girl and a German orphan boy collide. “Doerr presents us with two intricate stories, both of which take place during World War II; late in the novel, inevitably, they intersect… Doerr captures the sights and sounds of wartime and focuses, refreshingly, on the innate goodness of his major characters.” Kirkus Review.

Discussion Leader:  Amy Curran Baker, author of Now What? A Guide to Recovery After Mastectomy, will lead the discussion.

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Support Connection) Places Mon, 19 Aug 2019 04:16:15 -0400
BBB Tip: Back to School https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/publicsafety/1176-bbb-tip-back-to-school1176-bbb-tip-back-to-school https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/publicsafety/1176-bbb-tip-back-to-school1176-bbb-tip-back-to-school

Parents and students expect to spend more than ever on back-to-school shopping this year, according to the National Retail Federation's annual survey. If you -- or a student in your life -- is shopping for books, clothes, school supplies, backpacks or other items, be sure to keep these tips in mind.  Better Business Bureau offers the following advice on how to shop smart for back-to-school or back-to-college purchases:

Before leaving the house      

Start your back-to-school shopping by creating a list. Jot down everything you need and stick to the list! Impulse buying can increase your overall total in a hurry. Then, shop your home before heading to the store. You may already have some of the items from last year. Why purchase the same thing twice? 

Research big ticket items

Before purchasing that expensive laptop, tablet or dorm refrigerator, be sure to do your research. Research the brands, warranty, customer reviews and the prices at various stores to be sure you’re getting the best deal. Also, look up the retailer on BBB.org.

Shop smart with sales and tax-free weekends

Compare prices between different retail stores, save your coupons, sign up for email alerts and redeem any cash-back or rebate offers. This will help you get the best deals, saving you a nice chunk of dough. Also, your state may have a tax free weekend, enabling you to buy clothes, school supplies and other items without paying sales tax. To see what your state offers, check out this resource from the Federation of Tax Administrators

Ask for student discounts

Many stores and software companies offer discounts to students that have either an .edu email address or a student ID. Even if you don’t see a discount advertised at the store, it doesn’t hurt to ask.

Shop in bulk

Some teachers ask parents to buy bulk items for the entire classroom to use throughout the year. Talk with other parents about what they’re getting and see if you can all split the cost.

Know the return policies and save your receipts

Kids can be fickle. They can love a new shirt yesterday but hate it today. Ask about return policies before making your purchase. Be sure to save your receipts just in case you have to return the item later.

Shop safely online

  • When shopping from an online website the first step is to make sure the URL starts with “https” and includes a lock symbol. The “s” in “https” stands for secure, that way you know your information is being protected.

  • Look up the website’s privacy policy and contact information. If it is not clearly listed, or they only have an email as the point of contact, take that as a big red flag and shop elsewhere.

  • Do your research. An unknown website may offer a similar product at a lower price. The lowest price isn’t always the best route. Check for user reviews and badges for consumer protection agencies.

  • Be sure to use your credit card instead of your debit card, as credit cards not only provide additional protection, but it’s also easier to dispute a fraudulent charge.

  • Be extremely wary of any website or store that asks for your child’s personal information in order to access special deals.

  • If you’re buying supplies through a website like Craigslist, make sure you don’t wire money to someone you’ve not met. Use PayPal if possible, but if you are using cash, make sure you meet in a public place and bring a friend.

  • If you use Facebook you know banner ads are all over the place and many ads are even catered to what you like. Some of them, however, are just click bait ads to drive you to a different website where you could potentially be asked to input personal information. Take note of the ad and go to the store's website directly. 

  • Click here for more online shopping tips.

Shop tax free in CT!

The 2019 Connecticut Sales Tax Free Week runs Sunday, August 18th, through Saturday, August 24th, 2019.

Tax free for most clothing and footwear sold for less than $100.

For a list of items exempt during Tax Free Week click here.

 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (CT BBB) Public safety Sun, 18 Aug 2019 17:09:12 -0400
Maloney and Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus Blast Trump Administration’s Proposal to Roll Back Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBTQ Workers https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/politics/1169-maloney-and-congressional-lgbt-equality-caucus-blast-trump-administration-s-proposal-to-roll-back-nondiscrimination-protections-for-lgbtq-workers1169-maloney-and-congressional-lgbt-equality-caucus-blast-trump-administration-s-proposal-to-roll-back-nondiscrimination-protections-for-lgbtq-workers https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/politics/1169-maloney-and-congressional-lgbt-equality-caucus-blast-trump-administration-s-proposal-to-roll-back-nondiscrimination-protections-for-lgbtq-workers1169-maloney-and-congressional-lgbt-equality-caucus-blast-trump-administration-s-proposal-to-roll-back-nondiscrimination-protections-for-lgbtq-workers

On Thursday August 15, 2019, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus issued the following joint statement in reaction to the Trump Administration’s announcement of a proposed rollback of Obama-era nondiscrimination protections for federal contractors based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

“Once again, the Trump Administration is putting tens of millions of women, religious minorities, and LGBTQ workers in harm’s way by creating a license to discriminate, all under the guise of religious liberty. This is wrong – plain and simple. Taxpayer-funded discrimination has no place in any working environment. As Co-Chairs of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, we will work tirelessly to ensure this outrageous rule is withdrawn before workers are hurt,” the lawmakers said in a joint statement. 

In January of 2017, President Trump committed to upholding President Obama’s 2014 executive order protecting federal contractors from workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) will accept comments on the proposed rule change for 30 days.

Founded in 2008, the mission of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus is to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality. The Caucus, which is led by the eight openly LGBT members of Congress, is strongly committed to achieving the full enjoyment of human rights for LGBT people in the U.S. and around the world.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Office of Sean Patrick Maloney) Politics Sun, 18 Aug 2019 09:10:30 -0400
Youth Waterfowl Hunting Opportunities https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/675-youth-waterfowl-hunting-opportunities675-youth-waterfowl-hunting-opportunities https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/675-youth-waterfowl-hunting-opportunities675-youth-waterfowl-hunting-opportunities

Duck hunting seasons begin with designated "youth waterfowl hunts" across the state. These hunts allow youth hunters to spend time afield with experienced adult hunters and gain necessary knowledge and skills to become safe and responsible members of the hunting community. Junior hunters (12 to 15 years of age) accompanied by a licensed adult hunter with up-to-date Harvest Information Program registration and a duck stamp may participate. During the youth hunt, the adult hunter may not possess a firearm or shoot any birds unless the respective regular season is open. Daily bag limits are the same as those allowed during the regular hunting season for all species (excludes September Canada goose bag limits). The youth hunts are held on weekends in each zone of the state, as follows:

  • Southeastern Zone - Sept. 21-22
  • Northeastern Zone - Sept. 21-22
  • Lake Champlain Zone - Sept. 28-29
  • Western Zone - Oct. 5-6
  • Long Island Zone - Nov. 9-10
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commandercarey@gmail.com (NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation) Events Sun, 18 Aug 2019 08:25:07 -0400
Lots to howl about in September at The Wolf Conservation Center https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1168-lots-to-howl-about-in-september-at-the-wolf-conservation-center1168-lots-to-howl-about-in-september-at-the-wolf-conservation-center https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1168-lots-to-howl-about-in-september-at-the-wolf-conservation-center1168-lots-to-howl-about-in-september-at-the-wolf-conservation-center

September at The Wolf Conservation Center

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: September 1, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr, and possibly some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: September 1, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as potentially behold some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves on Labor Day Weekend

Date: September 1, 2019 – September 2, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Wolves of North America on Labor Day

Date: September 2, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as potentially behold some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: September 7, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr, and possibly some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Coyotes: Behavior, Ecology, and Coexistence

Date: September 7, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Join the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) for a special program about our local cousin to the wolf – the Eastern Coyote. Learn more about their biology and behavior and ways to reduce or prevent problems from occurring between people, pets and coyotes. After the talk, guests will visit Ambassador wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr and will potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: September 7, 2019 – September 8, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: September 8, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr, and possibly some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: September 8, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as potentially behold some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Pre-registration is required.

Full Moon Wolf Walk

Date: September 13, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm

Fee: $20 per person

Celebrate the September full moon with the Wolf Conservation Center’s 50+ moon-loving wolves! While enjoying Nature’s summer chatter by the WCC's outdoor fire pit, guests will enjoy seasonal treats and the symphony of howls from the wolves that call the WCC home. Guests will learn about the history of wolves in the United States, the importance of wolves in a healthy ecosystem, and the efforts to save these magnificent creatures for future generations. Guests will also take will take a short moonlit walk to visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Zephyr and Nikai! Please bring flashlights. Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: September 14, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as potentially behold some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: September 14, 2019 – September 15, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: September 15, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr, and possibly some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Southeastern Howls

Date: September 15, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

The Wolf Conservation Center participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) and Recovery Plan for the critically endangered red wolf. But what does this really mean? Join us to learn what it takes to help save a species from the brink of extinction. Guests will get an inside look at the challenges currently facing the red wolf population both in the wild and captivity, and what these challenges mean for the future of this species. Guests will visit the WCC’s Ambassador wolves and potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves.  Pre-registration is required.

Evening Howl for Adults Only

Date: September 20, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm

Fee: $20 per person

Join us for a special Evening Howl and enjoy visiting the wolves during their favorite hour - dusk. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolves in North America while enjoying a lovely spread of wine and cheese. Guests will take a short sunset hike to howl with Ambassador wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr and potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican wolves too. This program is for adults 21 years old and over. Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: September 21, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as potentially behold some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: September 21, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr, and possibly some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: September 21, 2019 – September 22, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Coffee with Wolves

Date: September 22, 2019

Time: 9 am

Fee: $12 per person

Enjoy your morning coffee with our wolves! Visitors are encouraged to bring their newspapers and spend a relaxing morning with our Ambassador and red wolves.  We’ll provide the coffee… and the wolves! The wolves can be very active in the early morning so we ask that visitors remain quiet and subdued, as this is a peaceful, private moment for all involved.   Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: September 22, 2019

Time: 1 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as potentially behold some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Pre-registration is required.

Sunset Photo Session

Date: September 22, 2019

Time: 4 pm

Fee: $100 per person

Join us for this special opportunity to photograph the WCC’s Ambassador Wolves: Nikai, Alawa, and Zephyr!  Guests will also be given access to photograph the WCC's critically endangered Mexican wolves and red wolves from vantage points not generally available during regular visits.  Pre-registration is required.  Space is very limited, so make your reservation early.

Wolves of North America

Date: September 28, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as potentially behold some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: September 28, 2019 – September 29, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: September 29, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr, and possibly some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Learn more www.nywolf.org  

The Wolf Conservation Center is located at 7 Buck Run, South Salem

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commandercarey@gmail.com (WCC) Events Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:51:06 -0400
Canada Goose Season Opens Sept 1. Duck Season on Oct 1 https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/674-canada-goose-season-opens-sept-1-duck-season-on-oct-1674-canada-goose-season-opens-sept-1-duck-season-on-oct-1 https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/674-canada-goose-season-opens-sept-1-duck-season-on-oct-1674-canada-goose-season-opens-sept-1-duck-season-on-oct-1

Canada goose hunting regulations can often be confusing because of the number of zones, varied bag limits and season lengths. Although some of the boundaries and bag limit differences appear to be random, they were designed using scientific data to maximize opportunity for resident Canada geese, but also to protect migratory populations that are much more sensitive to hunter harvest. Season lengths and bag limits are, again, developed in collaboration between the USFWS and the Atlantic Flyway Council. After the season frameworks are established (e.g., season length, bag limits, outside allowable dates), DEC gathers input from waterfowl hunters and the waterfowl hunter task forces to select dates that maximize opportunity for hunters in each zone.

Duck Hunting Season Dates

 Each year, DEC works with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Atlantic Flyway Council to develop waterfowl hunting regulations and season dates. This year, DEC, with the assistance of Cornell University and the waterfowl hunter task forces, implemented a new process for selecting the 60-day duck season dates within the dates allowed by the USFWS. New York duck seasons offer opportunity to hunt from the first week of October through the last Sunday in January, depending on the waterfowl hunting zone. By having five waterfowl zones, it allows DEC to select dates that maximize duck abundance in each zone which varies based on habitat and latitude.

 Bag Limits for all Other Species

There are no changes to season dates or bag limits for any of the other webless migratory game birds (rails, gallinules, snipe, and American woodcock). For more information and season dates for these species, please visit DEC's website.

 For Dates of both Duck and Canada Goose seasons in NY, click on the accompanying NYS DEC picture above and scroll through the attached photos.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation) Events Sat, 17 Aug 2019 12:14:07 -0400
Back to School Jitters? 7 Helpful Tips for Kids & Parents https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/1167-back-to-school-jitters-7-helpful-tips-for-kids-parents1167-back-to-school-jitters-7-helpful-tips-for-kids-parents https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/1167-back-to-school-jitters-7-helpful-tips-for-kids-parents1167-back-to-school-jitters-7-helpful-tips-for-kids-parents

With the new school year starting, it’s easy for kids and parents to get excited!

After all, many children can’t wait to see their friends again – especially the ones they haven’t seen all summer – and it’s fun to shop for new school supplies and clothes, too.

In the weeks leading up to the first day of school, there’s often a mix of emotions. Summer vacation is ending, and at the same time, it can be good to get back into a normal routine.

Naturally, everyone – to some degree – feels anxious about meeting a new teacher, starting a new school, entering a new grade, getting up on time, and catching the bus, etc.

Fritz Maignan, founder and executive director of Four Seasons Therapy, a family counseling practice, shares: 7 Strategies for an Easy Transition into the New School Year 

 

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Alicia Sakal) Life Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:39:00 -0400
Connecticut Tax Free Week https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1173-connecticut-tax-free-week1173-connecticut-tax-free-week https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1173-connecticut-tax-free-week1173-connecticut-tax-free-week

The 2019 annual Connecticut sales tax-free week will begin Sunday, Aug. 18 and continue through Saturday, Aug. 24.

What that means for shoppers is that several items are exempt from sales tax when sold for less than $100. For items costing $100 or more, sales tax is calculated on the full purchase price.

Danbury Fair customers who are ready to do some back-to-school shopping or need some wardrobe changes can see a full list of tax free items here - https://portal.ct.gov/DRS/Sales-Tax/Examples-of-Clothing-and-Footwear-That-are-Exempt-During-Sales-Tax-Free-Week

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commandercarey@gmail.com ( Danbury Fair) Events Sat, 17 Aug 2019 08:54:55 -0400
4-H Showcase at the Yorktown Grange Fair https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1174-4-h-showcase-at-the-yorktown-grange-fair1174-4-h-showcase-at-the-yorktown-grange-fair https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1174-4-h-showcase-at-the-yorktown-grange-fair1174-4-h-showcase-at-the-yorktown-grange-fair

Stop by the Yorktown Grange Fairgrounds on September 6th from 4pm until 11pm, September 7th from 10 am until 11pm or on September 8th from 10 am until 7 pm for the 4H exhibit.  4-H members are bringing their project displays, poultry, rabbits, dogs, robots, goats, sheep, dairy cattle to the Grange Fair, so come on over to see what is going on in 4-H.

The Yorktown Grange Fairgrounds are located at 99 Morseman Road in Yorktown Heights.

Visit the Event Facebook Page  for details.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Westchester County, NY 4-H) Events Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:21:16 -0400
Rep. Maloney's Response To Norwegian Air Discontinuing Service at Stewart Airport https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/neighbors/1159-rep-maloney-s-response-to-norwegian-air-discontinuing-service-at-stewart-airport1159-rep-maloney-s-response-to-norwegian-air-discontinuing-service-at-stewart-airport https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/neighbors/1159-rep-maloney-s-response-to-norwegian-air-discontinuing-service-at-stewart-airport1159-rep-maloney-s-response-to-norwegian-air-discontinuing-service-at-stewart-airport

On Tuesday August 13th, Norwegian Air announced the airline will discontinue service at New York Stewart International Airport, citing the financial losses accrued by the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. The following is Representative Sean Patrick Maloney's statement regarding that decision.:

“I’m very concerned what impact the discontinuation of Norwegian Air’s service at Stewart International Airport will have on our local economy.  The issues surrounding the Boeing 737 Max need to be thoroughly resolved, and we need to get these planes safely back in the air before more damage is done to our local airports and airlines. I’m working with the Transportation Committee to get to the bottom of this,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.

Boeing’s 737 Max aircrafts have been grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) since early spring of this year, following two deadly crashes. The aerospace company has worked to correct a software system failure suspected to have caused in the incidents.

Rep. Maloney serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, as well as the Agriculture Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

 

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Office of Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney) Neighbors Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:15:09 -0400