Yorktown's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown Fri, 24 Jan 2020 08:16:18 -0500 HamletHub.com Win a team sponsorship from the Hat Tricks! https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1935-win-a-team-sponsorship-from-the-hat-tricks1935-win-a-team-sponsorship-from-the-hat-tricks https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1935-win-a-team-sponsorship-from-the-hat-tricks1935-win-a-team-sponsorship-from-the-hat-tricks

Is your child an athlete? Their team could win a sponsorship from the

Danbury Hat Tricks!
Join us for Youth Sports Night Friday, Jan. 31st at 7pm, where all
young athletes receive a complimentary ticket to the game!
Plus, kids can stand with the Tricks for the National Anthem
and have a special autograph/photo session with the players after the game!
Sign up today by clicking below!

Click here to register!

commandercarey@gmail.com (Danbury Hat Tricks) Events Thu, 23 Jan 2020 14:10:51 -0500
Creative Writing with Mar-li: Let's Make A Game Show! at The John C. Hart Memorial Library in Shrub Oak https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1930-creative-writing-with-mar-li-let-s-make-a-game-show-at-the-john-c-hart-memorial-library-in-shrub-oak1930-creative-writing-with-mar-li-let-s-make-a-game-show-at-the-john-c-hart-memorial-library-in-shrub-oak https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1930-creative-writing-with-mar-li-let-s-make-a-game-show-at-the-john-c-hart-memorial-library-in-shrub-oak1930-creative-writing-with-mar-li-let-s-make-a-game-show-at-the-john-c-hart-memorial-library-in-shrub-oak

Creative Writing with Mar-li: Let's Make A Game Show! at the John C. Hart Memorial Library in Shrub Oak.

What would make an epic game show?? A wild & wacky one where in order to win, you have to do crazy, impossible things like stack plates blindfolded without using your hands? Or, say, live on an island for 39 days and compete in difficult tasks against 16 random people? Or how about a game show that takes place in a random kid's basement? (Yes, this really happened).  What if YOU could create your OWN game show? What kind of questions would you ask? What would you ask contestants do to win? Come join us as we create (and play) our very own game show!  For children in grades 3-5.  Thursdays February 27, March 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 4:30-5:30 pm.

commandercarey@gmail.com (John C. Hart Memorial Library) Events Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:01:49 -0500
Navy to name carrier honoring Pearl Harbor hero Miller https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/1926-navy-to-name-carrier-honoring-pearl-harbor-hero-miller1926-navy-to-name-carrier-honoring-pearl-harbor-hero-miller https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/1926-navy-to-name-carrier-honoring-pearl-harbor-hero-miller1926-navy-to-name-carrier-honoring-pearl-harbor-hero-miller

The U.S. Navy is expected to honor a World War II hero when a new aircraft carrier is named for Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller.

The announcement is expected to be made at Pearl Harbor Monday, https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/01/17/breaking-news/navy-to-name-aircraft-carrier-for-pearl-harbor-hero-doris-miller/" target="_blank" style="box-sizing: border-box; text-decoration-skip-ink: auto; text-decoration-line: none;">The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday.

Miller was the first African American to receive the Navy Cross for combat valor.

Miller was recognized for manning a machine gun on the battleship West Virginia and returning fire against Japanese planes during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

A destroyer escort previously was named in his honor.

commandercarey@gmail.com (U.S. Navy) Life Thu, 23 Jan 2020 08:29:15 -0500
Family Tapping Experience At Ward Pound Ridge https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1922-family-tapping-experience-at-ward-pound-ridge1922-family-tapping-experience-at-ward-pound-ridge https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1922-family-tapping-experience-at-ward-pound-ridge1922-family-tapping-experience-at-ward-pound-ridge


Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River: (914) 864-7322

Family Tapping Experience: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Bring your family or a group of friends to learn the ins and outs of maple sugaring. This is a one-on-one event and times must be reserved in advance. Fee: $50/group includes tapping experience, your own bottle of maple syrup (once the season has ended) and a photo. Registration at (914) 864-7322 or go to friendsoftrailside.org. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Trailside.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Westchester County Parks) Events Thu, 23 Jan 2020 06:38:07 -0500
Choosing the Right College at the Hart Library https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1915-choosing-the-right-college-at-the-hart-library1915-choosing-the-right-college-at-the-hart-library https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1915-choosing-the-right-college-at-the-hart-library1915-choosing-the-right-college-at-the-hart-library

Choosing the Right College
Thursday, January 30 at 6:30 pm

How to get started in the process, or continue if you are stressed or overloaded. Presented by Joshua Marber, MS.Ed., former college admissions counselor and financial aid counselor with 20 years of experience in the field.
•        When should I start searching for colleges & visiting them?
•        How do I fill out the application & write a good essay?
•        Should I take the SAT or the ACT?
•        How do I get financial aid & scholarships?
Get answers to these questions and more during this informative workshop! **Please do not submit the FAFSA financial aid application before attending! For students and parents! Register online.

John C Hart Memorial Library in located ta 1130 Main Street in Shrub Oak

commandercarey@gmail.com (John C. Hart Memorial Library) Events Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:43:14 -0500
Get help dealing with 2020’s weather emergencies https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/publicsafety/1929-get-help-dealing-with-2020-s-weather-emergencies1929-get-help-dealing-with-2020-s-weather-emergencies https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/publicsafety/1929-get-help-dealing-with-2020-s-weather-emergencies1929-get-help-dealing-with-2020-s-weather-emergencies

So far, this year has seen devastating wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes and flooding, crippling snow and ice storms. These kinds of severe weather and natural disasters can occur anywhere — sometimes with little warning.

It’s one thing to prepare your family, pets, and property for these events. It’s another to protect your personal information and finances from scammers who use weather emergencies to cheat people. 

The FTC’s site, Dealing with Weather Emergencies, has practical tips to help you prepare for, deal with, and recover from a weather emergency. Like all the FTC’s materials, the site is mobile-friendly, so you’ll have ready access to information when and where you need it.

The site has four sections:

Active in your community? There’s also a customizable one-page handout, Picking Up the Pieces after a Disaster, with key tips drawn from the FTC’s site. You can add local consumer protection and emergency service contacts, print copies, and distribute them throughout your community.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC) Public safety Thu, 23 Jan 2020 04:40:15 -0500
Reception at Somers Library celebrating the Life and Works of Jeanne Desmotses https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1924-reception-at-somers-library-celebrating-the-life-and-works-of-jeanne-desmotses1924-reception-at-somers-library-celebrating-the-life-and-works-of-jeanne-desmotses https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1924-reception-at-somers-library-celebrating-the-life-and-works-of-jeanne-desmotses1924-reception-at-somers-library-celebrating-the-life-and-works-of-jeanne-desmotses

RECEPTION: Saturday, 1/25, 3 - 4 pm
Art Exhibit: Paintings by Jeanne Desmotses at the Somers Library
January 2 - 31, during library hours
Jeanne Demotses passed in 2019; The Putnam Arts Council is presenting this show in her honor, to celebrate her life and her art.
Jeanne's primary medium was oil. She also often worked in watercolor, acrylic, pastel, monotype and collage. She experimented in making her own paper to use as a ground for her pastel work, and used the paper as a collage element. Her work ranged from the figurative to the abstract and often combines aspects of both. Jeanne's paintings are in many collections in the U.S. and in Europe. She maintained a studio in Peekskill and was a member of that community's growing artist district. In addition to her classes at the Putnam Arts Council, she also taught oil and watercolor painting at other schools, and portrait painting in her studio. Jeanne studied art at Hunter College, the Art Students League and the Westchester Art Workshop.
commandercarey@gmail.com (Somers Library) Events Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:57:51 -0500
Byrne Stands with Victims of Bail Reform and Demands Change https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/politics/1934-byrne-stands-with-victims-of-bail-reform-and-demands-change1934-byrne-stands-with-victims-of-bail-reform-and-demands-change https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/politics/1934-byrne-stands-with-victims-of-bail-reform-and-demands-change1934-byrne-stands-with-victims-of-bail-reform-and-demands-change

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) joined Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski), Assembly colleagues, law enforcement officials and the families affected by the newly-implemented bail reform law on Wednesday, January 15 at the state Capitol. Speakers at the conference included Sheila Harris, who lost her cousin, Maria “Rosie” Osai, a mother of three, who was struck down and killed by an unlicensed hit-and-run driver on Christmas Eve. Jennifer Payne, whose daughter, Sarah Tombs, was shot and killed by her boyfriend last April with her 4-year-old daughter in the next room, also spoke about how her daughter’s accused killer walked free due to bail reform.

            “The number of victims harmed by criminals who have benefited from these dangerous so-called reforms continues to grow every day,” said Byrne. “This is yet another example of how rushed-through legislation passed in the wee hours of the morning has real-life consequences on everyday New Yorkers. Listening to the surviving family members of Maria “Rosie” Osai and Sarah Tombs pains me deeply, and I know there are many more stories similar to theirs. No one should have to live through the hurt of witnessing the criminal who ripped apart their family walk free without bail while they, the victims, are left to pick up the pieces of their life. The fact that the governor and Assembly leadership in the Majority have not allowed us to address this yet is unconscionable. With every day that passes, more victims cry out for help and seek a repeal of these reforms. Albany is in session, let’s get it done.”

commandercarey@gmail.com (Office of Assemblyman Kevin Byrne) Politics Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:27:27 -0500
Luis Rojas Named New NY Mets Manager https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/neighbors/1928-luis-rojas-named-new-ny-mets-manager1928-luis-rojas-named-new-ny-mets-manager https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/neighbors/1928-luis-rojas-named-new-ny-mets-manager1928-luis-rojas-named-new-ny-mets-manager

Sources have told WFAN Radio in New York that Luis Rojas, the former manager of the Double AA Binghamton Rumble Ponies in the NY Mets Farm System in 2017 & 2018 has been named the new manager of the NY Mets. He is currently the Quality Control Coach for the team ahving been appointed to that newly created position in 2018.

Rojas replaces Carlos Beltran who was relieved of his duties last week by the Mets after his role in the Houston Astros 2017 sign stealing scandal was revealed by MLB.  He was hired by the club in November 2019 to lead the team this season.

Beltran, along with Joey Cora, the Boston Red Sox Manager who was player on that Astors team with Beltran was fired by the Red Sox last week after MLB said they were key architects of the scandal which accused the Astros of stealing opponents signs throughout the 2017 season even after MLB Commissioner Rob Manfredi issued an order in September of that year that any electronic sign “stealing” would be met with harsh punishment.  The Astros players were accused of using cameras to steal the pitch signs then players in the dugout would bang on garbage cans to alert the hitter as to what pitch was coming. Astors Manager A.J. Hinch and General Manager Jeff Luhnow were suspended for 1 year by MLB and subsequently fired by Astros Owner Jim Crane.

Rojas was to be on Beltran’s bench as coach this season. He became the manager for the St. Lucie Mets in 2015, and managed the Binghamton Rumble Ponies in 2017 and 2018. The Mets named him to their major league coaching staff as the quality control coach for the 2019 season. Rojas played with the Baltimore Orioles in 2000), the Florida Marlins in 2001-02 and Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals (2003-05) minor league systems.

Mets pitchers and catchers are due to report to First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida on Monday, February 10, with their first workouts scheduled for Wednesday, February 12.

Position players will report on Friday, February 14 with the Mets’ first full-squad workout set for Sunday, February 16.

The Mets will begin the 2020 Grapefruit League season with split-squad matchups in Jupiter versus the Cardinals, and at home against the Marlins on Saturday, February 22.

MLB’s regular season kicks off on Thursday, March 26 – the earliest Opening Day in the history of the game.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Peter Carey) Neighbors Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:30:01 -0500
Defensive Driving Class at Mahopac Library https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1927-defensive-driving-class-at-mahopac-library-15797195721927-defensive-driving-class-at-mahopac-library-1579719572 https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1927-defensive-driving-class-at-mahopac-library-15797195721927-defensive-driving-class-at-mahopac-library-1579719572

Defensive Driving Insurance Reduction Program is a 6 hour course designed for licensed drivers, but those with permits may attend.
$45 per person, $35 for seniors 65+
Payment will be taken only on the day of the class. Cash or checks payable to Jack Coxen only; charge cards not accepted
Register at www.mahopaclibrary.org or 845-628-2009 x100

commandercarey@gmail.com (Mahopac Library) Events Wed, 22 Jan 2020 08:57:46 -0500
Book and Cook Pop-In at Muscoot Farm https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/1919-book-and-cook-pop-in-at-muscoot-farm1919-book-and-cook-pop-in-at-muscoot-farm https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/1919-book-and-cook-pop-in-at-muscoot-farm1919-book-and-cook-pop-in-at-muscoot-farm


Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers: (914) 864-7282

Caregiver and Me Book and Cook Pop-In: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

3- to-5-year old

commandercarey@gmail.com (Westchester County) Life Wed, 22 Jan 2020 07:20:47 -0500
Replenish, Revive & Renew with Jenny Fernandez https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1913-replenish-revive-renew-with-jenny-fernandez1913-replenish-revive-renew-with-jenny-fernandez https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1913-replenish-revive-renew-with-jenny-fernandez1913-replenish-revive-renew-with-jenny-fernandez

Replenish, Revive & Renew with Jenny Fernandez
Thursday, January 23 at 6:30 pm

Start a new year by discovering new breathing techniques to replenish the body and calm the mind. Revive with easy to make grounding recipes that are also stimulating. And renew by learning about intention setting, and how this practice can help to create balance throughout the season. Register online.

John C. Hart Memorial Library is located at 1130 E Main Street in Shrub Oak, NY 10588. 

commandercarey@gmail.com (John C. Hart Memorial Library) Events Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:31:05 -0500
Prevent Type 2 Diabetes, a Free Program https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/publicsafety/1918-prevent-type-2-diabetes-a-free-program1918-prevent-type-2-diabetes-a-free-program https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/publicsafety/1918-prevent-type-2-diabetes-a-free-program1918-prevent-type-2-diabetes-a-free-program

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Lower the risk of developing diabetes while improving your health

For more information on this free diabetes prevention program, email aparks@wilc.org or call 845.228.7457 extension 1106 914.259.8036 (VP), Fill out the eligibility questionnaire and registration.

If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, you have a serious condition. Many people with prediabetes who don’t change their lifestyle may develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years.

Type 2 diabetes can lead to serious health issues such as:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Blindness
  • Kidney failure
  • Loss of toes, feet, or legs

Do you have risk factors?

  • You are overweight
  • You are 45 years of age or older
  • Your parent or sibling has type 2 diabetes
  • You are physically active fewer than 3 times per week
  • You ever gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds
  • You ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes)

Click to take the CDC Risk Test 

If you have prediabetes, join our CDC-recognized lifestyle change program. It can help you lose weight, become more active, and prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

  • Eat healthy without giving up all the foods you love
  • Add physical activity to your life
  • Deal with stress
  • Cope with challenges that can derail your hard work
  • Get back on track if you slip up (we all do!)

PreventT2 runs for 1 year

  • During the first 20 weeks you will meet once a week
  • During the second six months you’ll meet once or twice a week


  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be overweight (body mass index ≥25; ≥23 if Asian)
  • Have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • Take the Could You Have Diabetes quiz to assess your risk OR
  • Have a blood test result in the prediabetes range within the past year:
  • Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7%–6.4% or
  • Fasting plasma glucose: 100–125 mg/dL or
  • Two-hour plasma glucose (after a 75 gm glucose load): 140–199 mg/dL orBe previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes
  • Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
  • Health Care Provider Referral Form_11.13.18
commandercarey@gmail.com (Putnam Independent Living Services) Public safety Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:30:27 -0500
Spotlight Family Support Groups for Those Struggling with Addiction https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/charities/1917-spotlight-family-support-groups-for-those-struggling-with-addiction1917-spotlight-family-support-groups-for-those-struggling-with-addiction https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/charities/1917-spotlight-family-support-groups-for-those-struggling-with-addiction1917-spotlight-family-support-groups-for-those-struggling-with-addiction

A Family Support and Education Group. This is a guided recurring support group for

family and friends suffering the effect of a loved one’s struggle with addiction.

Mahopac (Putnam) 6:45-8:00PM
Mahopac Library 3rd floor. 668 Rt 6, Mahopac, NY
Meetings are held on Tuesdays unless noted:

January 2020: 14, 28 

February 2020: 11, 25 

March 2020: 10, 24 

April 2020: 7, 21 

May 2020: 5, 19 

June 2020: 2, 16, 30 

July 2020: 14, 28

August 2020: 11, 25 

September 2020: 8, 22 

October 2020: 6, 20

November 2020: 3, 17 

December 2020: 1, 15, 29

Yorktown (Westchester) 6:45-8:00PM

Cappellini Community and Cultural Center, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown, NY,
Room 26 (Enter through the theater entrance on Veterans Rd.)

All dates are on Tuesday
January 2020: 7, 21 Feb 2020: 4, 18
March 2020: 3, 17, 31
April 2020: 14, 28
May 2020: 12, 26
June 2020: 9, 23

July 2020: 7, 21
Aug. 2020: 4, 18

Sept. 2020: 1, 15, 29

Oct. 2020: 13, 27

Nov. 2020: 10, 24

Dec. 2020: 8, 22

Sharon and Jim Herring of the Herring Foundation have a group in Fishkill:

Keeping It Real with G’ma, 33 Herring Drive, Fishkill, NY
Meets the first, third and fifth Thursday of every month.

For more info: ssal@drugcrisisinourbackyard.com or call 914-582-8384

All meeting are open to the public. No registration required.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Putnam County Coalition That Cares) Charities Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:21:19 -0500
Water Main Break Closes Part of Crompond Road https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/15-todays-events/1916-water-main-break-closes-part-of-crompond-road1916-water-main-break-closes-part-of-crompond-road https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/15-todays-events/1916-water-main-break-closes-part-of-crompond-road1916-water-main-break-closes-part-of-crompond-road

The Yorktown Police Department is advising motorists that the eastbound lane of Crompond Road in the vicinity of Hallock's Mill Road is closed at this time due to a water main break in the area. 

commandercarey@gmail.com (Peter Carey) Todays events Tue, 21 Jan 2020 10:57:09 -0500