Yorktown's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:14:25 -0400 HamletHub.com 2019 WESTCHESTER COUNTY BUDGET PUBLIC INPUT SESSIONS https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/politics/1448-2019-westchester-county-budget-public-input-sessions1448-2019-westchester-county-budget-public-input-sessions https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/politics/1448-2019-westchester-county-budget-public-input-sessions1448-2019-westchester-county-budget-public-input-sessions

Before the next Westchester Count Budget is finalized, County Executive George Latimer is inviting all Westchester residents to come out and share their thoughts and priorities for County programs and services at one of 2 public input sessions in the next few days.

The first is Tuesday October 15th in the Barbara Walters Campus Center (room B) of Sarah Lawrence College located at 968 Kimball Avenue in Yonkers.

The second is Wednesday October 23rd at the Peekskill Field Library located at 4 Nelson Avenue in Peekskill.

Both sessions are to begin at 7:00 pm.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Westchester County) Politics Mon, 14 Oct 2019 06:48:14 -0400
Taxpayers who donate to charity should check out these resources https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/1431-taxpayers-who-donate-to-charity-should-check-out-these-resources1431-taxpayers-who-donate-to-charity-should-check-out-these-resources https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/1431-taxpayers-who-donate-to-charity-should-check-out-these-resources1431-taxpayers-who-donate-to-charity-should-check-out-these-resources

Taxpayers who donate to a charity may be able to claim a deduction on their tax return. These deductions basically reduce the amount of their taxable income. Taxpayers can only deduct charitable contributions if they itemize deductions.

Here are some resources for people making donations:

Tax Exempt Organization Search
Taxpayers must give to qualified organizations to deduct their donations on their tax return. They can use this tool to find out if a specific charity qualifies as a charitable organization for income tax purposes.

Publication 526Charitable Contributions
This pub explains how taxpayers claim a deduction for charitable contributions. It goes over:

  • How much taxpayers can deduct.
  • What records they must keep.
  • How to report contributions.

Publication 561Determining the Value of Donated Property
Taxpayers generally can deduct the fair market value of property they donate. This publication helps determine the value of donated property.

Form 8283Noncash Charitable Contributions
Taxpayers must file form 8283 to report noncash charitable contributions if the amount of this deduction is more than $500. The instructions for this form walk taxpayers through how to complete it.

Schedule AItemized Dedications
Taxpayers deducting donations do so on Schedule A. The instructions for this form include line-by-line directions for completing it.

Frequently asked questions: Qualified charitable distributions
Taxpayers age 70 ½ or older can make a qualified charitable distribution from their IRA – up to $100,000 – directly to an eligible charity. It’s generally a nontaxable distribution made by the IRA trustee to a charitable organization. A QCD counts toward their minimum distribution requirement for the year.


More information:
Tax Topic 506 – Charitable Contributions
Deducting Charitable Contribution at a Glance

IRS Tax Tip 2019-142

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Internal Revenue Service) Life Mon, 14 Oct 2019 06:14:56 -0400
Programs for Sukkot Holiday at Reform Temple of Putnam Valley Oct. 18 & 19 https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/places/1438-programs-for-sukkot-holiday-at-reform-temple-of-putnam-valley-oct-18-191438-programs-for-sukkot-holiday-at-reform-temple-of-putnam-valley-oct-18-19 https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/places/1438-programs-for-sukkot-holiday-at-reform-temple-of-putnam-valley-oct-18-191438-programs-for-sukkot-holiday-at-reform-temple-of-putnam-valley-oct-18-19

Adults and children can celebrate the holiday of Sukkot with Reform Temple of Putnam Valley at a variety of free programs being offered at the temple located at 362 Church Road. ( A Sukkah is a hut that to signify the Jewish people wandering in the desert for 40 years before they were given the land of Israel by God in which to settle.)

On Friday, October 18 from   8 p.m. to 10 p.m., there will be a Shabbat service with a Dessert Oneg in the Sukkah.

Parents and grandparents: On Saturday, October 19, there will be a holiday workshop for children ages 3-7 taught by Jill Shoffiett, a renowned local artist from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. RSVP to  RTPVinfo@gmail.com  .  Older children can sit it on a class in the RTPV Hebrew School and have snack in the Sukkah from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Also on Sat. Oct. 19 from 12:30 – 3:30 pm, an interfaith Sukkahfest Barbecue will be sponsored by the RTPV Brotherhood, with crafts and activities for children and adults.

For more information, visit the RTPV website at www.rtpv.org

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Reform Temple of Putnam Valley) Places Mon, 14 Oct 2019 06:06:21 -0400
Automotive Technology program prepares students for careers https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/places/1439-automotive-technology-program-prepares-students-for-careers1439-automotive-technology-program-prepares-students-for-careers https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/places/1439-automotive-technology-program-prepares-students-for-careers1439-automotive-technology-program-prepares-students-for-careers

In Sought-After Automotive Technology Program, Leadership Is Key

The Automotive Technology program at PNW BOCES runs like a fine-tuned car, thanks to Teacher Kevin Berge and Teaching Assistant Lorraine Petriello. The pair have been working together for 25 years, and their unique partnership creates a stellar learning environment for students. The duo is just one reason for the program’s success—the other is the fact that Automotive Technology is a field where there is an enormous surplus of jobs. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 50% of new auto technician positions will go unfilled. A 2017 New York Times article about the shortage states that as vehicles have grown more computerized and vocational programs have disappeared from high schools, the situation has become more urgent. 

“Automotive technology has changed dramatically over the years,” Berge said. “Everything is computerized now, and you have to stay ahead of every bit of that technology.” A major incentive for students: Top-level technicians in the field can earn upwards of $100,000 a year, according to the Times. 

The fact that Berge has worked at BOCES for 32 years, and Lorraine for 28, makes them seasoned professionals, but one of the main reasons they are so successful with students is because they share the same philosophy. 

“A big part of why we work well together is because of mutual respect, both for each other and for all of our students,” Petriello said. “We respect the students and treat them as responsible adults.” 

Students also know that the training this program provides will get them jobs.

Because the Automotive program is one of the most structured in Career and Technical Education, due to all the safety issues and technology involved, knowing the rules and the way the class is organized is important, according to Berge. “The technology used in today’s cars is so specific, that we are teaching something new every day. If you miss anything in this business, you can have a disaster, so we have to make sure our students are paying attention.” 

It is not unusual for students who have graduated from the program to come back five, 10 or 20 years after graduation to share their success stories. Recently a 2000 graduate visited from Arizona. “He has this amazing job with Ford out there,” Berge said, “and he wanted to let me know that this program had everything to do with him getting that job. 

While practical work in the shop is a big portion of the day, students also have to study textbook chapters each day. Petriello ensures that all textbook assignments are 100 percent accurate by painstakingly going over the class work the next day. “We want it to be 100 percent so we can be sure they can move on to the next topic,” said Petriello.

At the end of the two-year program students take the MLR Automotive Service Excellence test, which the majority of PNW BOCES students pass. This makes them much more marketable. “Our kids succeed in college and in business and have a clear advantage because we push them to be the best they can be,” Berge said.

At the end of the day it is this combination of structure and respect that make the Automotive Technology program at the Tech Center work. “We have students who really look forward to coming here,” said Berge. “Parents tell us that their children say it’s the best part of their day.”

 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (PNW Boces) Places Mon, 14 Oct 2019 04:26:40 -0400
LATIMER ALLOTS $875,000 FOR HILLTOP HANOVER FARM IN 2020 CAPITAL BUDGET https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/politics/1424-latimer-allots-875-000-for-hilltop-hanover-farm-in-2020-capital-budget1424-latimer-allots-875-000-for-hilltop-hanover-farm-in-2020-capital-budget https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/politics/1424-latimer-allots-875-000-for-hilltop-hanover-farm-in-2020-capital-budget1424-latimer-allots-875-000-for-hilltop-hanover-farm-in-2020-capital-budget

Committed to reinvesting in County infrastructure, Westchester County Executive George Latimer has allotted $875,000 for Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center in the 2020 Capital Budget item (Capital Project ID B0121).  The money will be used to fund repairs, rehabilitation and improvements of buildings and infrastructure at the farm located in Yorktown. 

Latimer said: “Hilltop Hanover is a facility that offers much potential and wonder. Rolling hills, fields of produce, wooded trails, historic buildings and so much more. I am proud we are finally giving this facility the resources it needs to function not only as a working farm, but also become a better resource for the residents in the County – especially the young people. We hope to see this farm and environmental center become a resource for all young people looking to learn more about how farms operate, the ecosystem and nutrition.”

Cost Breakdown:

  • Design: $54,543
  • Construction Management: $61,798
  • Construction: $509,926
  • Special study: $200,000
  • Admin $48,733

Project Breakdown (approximate budgets, excluding admin.):

  • Rain Garden: $155,500
  • Parking and Access Roads (porous pavers/pavement and storm water BMPs): $445,500
  • Fencing: $25,500
  • Building and Infrastructure Inventory and Evaluation: $200,000

It also marks a new chapter in the Farm’s history as a new board was recently welcomed.  Additionally, a public input meeting on the future of the Farm will be help at Hilltop on October 19 at 10 a.m., all are encouraged to attend. 

Board of Directors

  • Janet Harckham, Co-President
  • John Bell, Co-President
  • Alexandra Bleser, Treasurer
  • Gwenyth Jones, Secretary
  • Asha Bencosme
  • Nicole Fervan
  • John Kornblum
  • Michael LaMothe
  • Jeanne Lapsker
  • Anne-Marie McGonnigal

New York State Senator Pete Harckham said: “With more and more family farms going under each year, and few New Yorkers understanding how their food is raised and grown, I applaud the County Executive’s $875,000 investment in Yorktown's Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center. Sustainable agriculture and sound environmental farming practices are critical to creating a healthy, safe food system for all. The educational programs provided at the farm will inspire better nutritional practices and a deeper appreciation of farming.”

Former Westchester County Executive Andy Spano said: “This farm is a living connection to our agrarian and colonial past. When the County bought it we envisioned a center for related activities that would appeal to all generations. County Executive Latimer’s investment is a giant step in that direction.”

Westchester County Legislator Mike Kaplowitz said: “I applaud the County Executive for his commitment to Hanover Hilltop Farm, and know this $875,000 County investment will help the Farm continue delivering on its dual educational and environmental mission.”

Yorktown Town Supervisor Ilan Gilbert said: “After months of discussions and ideas shared by my Economic Revitalization committee and then taking those ideas to the County level, we are thrilled that our County Executive equally shares the vision and is ready to infuse new life into the Hilltop Hanover Farm. Great News for the County and for Yorktown!”

Board Co-President Janet Harckham and Board Co- President John Bell said: “We are thrilled to be part of this vibrant and historic farm. Our shared vision with the County is strengthened by the needed financial commitment made by CE Latimer. In partnership with the County, we are moving toward creating a farm of the future, simultaneously protecting our watershed, farming sustainably to sequester carbon, developing healthy local food systems, and demonstrating practices that others can employ to keep Westchester agriculture a viable part of our economy.”

Hilltop Hanover Farm is a working farm and environmental education center operated by Westchester County in partnership with the Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm. The Farm is dedicated to the development and advancement of sustainable agriculture, environmental stewardship, community education and accessible food systems for all. A minimum 10% of produce grown is donated to food pantries and soup kitchens. Visitors are welcomed and encouraged to take advantage of fresh organically-grown produce at the farm stand, “pick-your-own vegetable gardens,” chat with farmers, visit with animals and attend special events and classes.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Westchester County) Politics Sun, 13 Oct 2019 21:43:02 -0400
Autumn Day Trips in Putnam and Dutchess Counties https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/1440-autumn-day-trips-in-putnam-and-dutchess-counties1440-autumn-day-trips-in-putnam-and-dutchess-counties https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/1440-autumn-day-trips-in-putnam-and-dutchess-counties1440-autumn-day-trips-in-putnam-and-dutchess-counties

 

In the fall, New Yorkers rejoice as the leaves turn their vibrant shade of gold. It means putting on warm, comfy sweaters and heading out to view the colorful foliage. It’s also a great time to go pumpkin picking, meander flea markets, and attend fall festivals. Check out these 9 day trips in Putnam and Dutchess counties that are sure to take the chill out of your day.

1.   Dykeman Farm: At Dykeman’s, you can meander through the pumpkin patch and pick your own pumpkin. It’s also a great place to purchase some farm fresh vegetables. Pumpkin picking is offered every weekend in October. Located at Dykeman Lane, Pawling N.Y.  

2. Salinger’s Orchards: It’s apple season at Salinger’s. Here in their Putnam County Orchard, Salinger’s grows 18 of New York’s finest apples. The harvest times are different for each, but check their website for the schedule. They bake daily too. Try their home-made donuts and take home some mouthwatering pies. Located at Guinea Road, Brewster, NY

3. Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market: What better way to spend November 2nd and 3rd then browsing through a huge variety of merchandise in an open-air market! They’re one of New York's largest outdoor flea markets with over 600 vendors. Located at 428 NY-16 Stormville, NY

4. Bannerman Castle Tours: One of the best things to do along the Hudson River is to visit Pollepel Island, a tiny jewel in the Hudson Highlands. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the island, visit the famous Bannerman Castle ruins, and a hike to the summit on Bannerman Island. The fall foliage is bound to be stunning. Tours are offered on select days through October. Located at Beacon Institute Floating Dock, Beacon, NY

5. Cold Spring Historic District: On the shores of the Hudson River this picturesque town has a unique collection of antique shops, coffee houses, and restaurants. It’s a great way to spend a chilly afternoon!

6. Liberty Paint Ball: There are 17 unique playing fields featuring two- and three-story towers, helicopters, spaceships, tanks, trenches and much more! They are the only playing field in the area with indoor heated facilities, keeping you comfortable in all weather conditions. It’s a fun way to warm up when there’s a chill in the air. Saturday and Sunday all year-round. Located at 50 Thunder Ridge Road, Patterson NY

7. NY Sheep and Wool Festival: Llama and alpacas, petting zoo, wool judging, angora goats, wool fashion show, weaving demonstrations, dog-herding demos, and more. Taking place on Saturday, October 19 & Sunday, October 20, 2019, it’s a wonderful way to spend the day. Located at Dutchess County Fairgrounds 6550 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY

8. Beacon Pumpkin Festival: On Sunday, October 20, enjoy an old-fashioned pumpkin festival with live music. Organized by the Beacon Sloop Club, it’s to bring awareness to environmental issues. Pumpkins, freshly baked pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup and more will be available to purchase. There will be a free public sailing aboard the sloop Woody Guthrie. Located at Pete & Toshi Riverfront Park, 1 Flynn Dr., Beacon, NY

9. Soukup Farms Harvest Festival:  Enjoy a hayride and pick your own pumpkin, climb a hay pyramid, and get lost in the hay-maze. Fun for the whole family. Enjoy pumpkin pie and other fall treats. Sunday, Oct 19 & 20. Located at 271 Halls Corners Rd, Dover Plains, NY.

Any other autumn day trips in Putnam or Dutchess counties you think people will enjoy? Share in the comments! 


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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Sandy Ruyack) Life Sun, 13 Oct 2019 17:39:40 -0400
Yorktown Festival and Street Fair today https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/15-todays-events/1449-yorktown-festival-and-street-fair-today1449-yorktown-festival-and-street-fair-today https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/15-todays-events/1449-yorktown-festival-and-street-fair-today1449-yorktown-festival-and-street-fair-today

Bring the whole family to the 11th annual Yorktown Festival & Street Fair on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 11am-5pm at Jack DeVito Veteran’s Memorial Field for a day of food, music, exhibitors, family fun, and more! There are many new attractions to this year’s festival that include headlined bands, food trucks, and a new beer garden that you don’t want to miss.

Do you have a constant craving or love for burgers? Join the White Castle Eating contest to show your loyalty. If you’re coming with your four-legged friends, enter the Dog Costume Parade for prizes, and visit the Photo Booth! If you want to show off your talent, you can register to enter the open mic! There will also be rides for the kids, musical performances, demonstrations from local dance schools, and showcases of both new and classic cars. 

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Peter Carey) Todays events Sun, 13 Oct 2019 06:55:05 -0400
WINK (WHAT I NEED KNOWN)- Important Information about Me at the Somers Library https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1446-wink-what-i-need-known-important-information-about-me-at-the-somers-library1446-wink-what-i-need-known-important-information-about-me-at-the-somers-library https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1446-wink-what-i-need-known-important-information-about-me-at-the-somers-library1446-wink-what-i-need-known-important-information-about-me-at-the-somers-library

WINK (WHAT I NEED KNOWN)- Important Information about Me at the Somers Library
Saturday, October 26, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM
What if you are suddenly incapacitated, hospitalized, or worse? What vital information about you do family and friends need to know? The Friends of the Somers Library, in collaboration with the library staff and Tracy Christen Reimann, Esq., have created a program featuring a document that each person should complete in case of emergency, called "WINK (What I Need Known) - Important Information About Me". At the presentation, you will receive a copy of this document and will be instructed on its general use. A "WINK- Important Information about Me" document is a significant gift for your loved ones as well as a important self-care document. Categories include Personal Information, Financial Information, Health Information, Information about my Home, and Final Wishes. Each person completes and keeps their own document, to be left easily accessible to others, and includes the details they want to share - from basics like the garage door code, to information about the care of your pet, to how you pay bills, or where your important legal papers are stored. You get the idea. Registration is required to ensure your blank document copy is available. Please register online here 
or call 914-232-5717.

Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through your donations. Thanks for your support!
The Somers Library ~ www.somerslibrary.org ~ 914-232-5717

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Somers Library) Events Sat, 12 Oct 2019 15:26:44 -0400
WESTCHESTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE GEORGE LATIMER KICKS OFF THE FALL SEASON AT WASHINGTON IRVING’S SUNNYSIDE ESTATE https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1444-westchester-county-executive-george-latimer-kicks-off-the-fall-season-at-washington-irving-s-sunnyside-estate1444-westchester-county-executive-george-latimer-kicks-off-the-fall-season-at-washington-irving-s-sunnyside-estate https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1444-westchester-county-executive-george-latimer-kicks-off-the-fall-season-at-washington-irving-s-sunnyside-estate1444-westchester-county-executive-george-latimer-kicks-off-the-fall-season-at-washington-irving-s-sunnyside-estate

Standing outside the historic home on the Hudson River that once belonged to America’s “founding father of literature” Washington Irving, County Executive George Latimer invited residents from Westchester and beyond to embrace the fall season – right here in Westchester County. Whether you are looking for an enchanting escape to Irving’s much-loved Sunnyside estate, a venue for apple picking, pumpkin picking and apple cider donuts, the thrill of a haunted attraction, or miles of parks and trails to enjoy beautiful fall foliage – this is just some of what Westchester County has to offer you this fall season. 

Latimer said: “With the long holiday weekend upon us, there is no better time to get out and enjoy what is always a spectacular time of year in Westchester County. With all of the activities available to your family and friends, you may find it difficult to fit them all in. Come explore the County’s farms and orchards, visit Scared by the Sound at Rye Playland, stop by the annual Halloween Train Show at Lasdon Park, and if you’re an outdoor enthusiast, hit the hundreds of miles of beautiful County parks and hiking and biking trails. There is always a new and exciting attraction to check out, so make the most of the autumn season with an escape to Westchester County.”

County Parks Commissioner Kathy O’Connor said: “It’s great to put the spotlight on the many programs and activities that we host in the parks year round. In autumn when the mercury drops and the sweaters come out, it’s the ideal time to stroll the parks, marvel at the spectacular foliage, get a few fun frights at our Halloween attractions, find that perfect pumpkin and just get outside and move. There are endless ways to enjoy the parks this season.”

Director of Westchester County Tourism and Film Natasha Caputo said: “The outstanding variety of experiences Westchester County offers in the fall and year-round continues to draw increasing numbers to our hotels, attractions, farms, parkland and more.  We drive tourism in the Hudson Valley. Visitor spending grew 5% in the past year alone, reaching record levels and making travel and tourism a $2 billion industry for the County.”

Vice President of Commerce and Communications at Historic Hudson Valley Rob Schweitzer said: “We are excited to kick off the fall season in Sleepy Hollow Country, celebrate Washington Irving’s legacy, and to operate some of the country’s biggest Halloween events right here in Westchester. From the 15th anniversary of The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, to the legendary frights at Horseman’s Hollow in the heart of Sleepy Hollow, Historic Hudson Valley’s events delight, enchant and thrill visitors of all ages.”

 

FALL INTO WESTCHESTER COUNTY PARKS WITH THESE COUNTY-WIDE EVENTS:

SEASONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Pumpkin Picking Weekend

Muscoot Farm, Somers

Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Oct. 12, 13 & 14

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

Muscoot celebrates autumn with pumpkin picking, hayrides, and much more on Columbus Day weekend. Free admission; fee for pumpkins and hayrides.

Farmers Market at Muscoot

Sundays through October

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Over 20 farmers offer local produce and food products ranging from cheeses, farm-raised meats, baked goods and specialty items like chutneys and pickles.

Hawk Watch

Lenoir Preserve, Yonkers

Saturdays, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bring a chair and binoculars to watch majestic hawks and birds of prey migrating along the Hudson River flyway on the lawn behind the mansion.

Animal Embassy: Anatomy of Fear

Muscoot Farm, Somers

Saturday, Oct. 19, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Kids ages 4 and up can meet incredible live exotic “animal ambassadors” from around the globe. Registration and fee required.

Fall Foliage Walk

Trailside Nature Museum

Saturday, Oct. 19 – guided walk starts at 11 a.m.

HALLOWEEN EVENTS AT PLAYLAND

Scared by the Sound

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during October

Beginning at 8 p.m. each night

A 12,000-square-foot enclosed haunted house and outdoor cemetery loaded with a terrifying cast of characters who eagerly await your arrival! Good for kids and adults ages 9 and up.

 

Hudson Horrors

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during October

Beginning at 7 p.m. each night

This one-hour event uses elements of live theatre and haunted houses to create physical, emotional and psychological experiences. Not recommended for children under age 16.

For more info about tickets for both events at Playland, go to Playlandpark.org.

 

HALLOWEEN IN THE PARKS

Halloween Train Show

Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial

Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 19-20 and 26-27, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Train layout, decorated main house, spooky “eye spy” conservatory stroll, hay maze, pumpkins for sale.

Tickets $10 adults/$5 kids – under age 2 free.

Halloween Boo Bash

Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains

Saturday, Oct. 26, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Come dressed in costume for a candy scavenger hunt and Halloween crafts and refreshments. Call the park to register.

Boo Walk

Muscoot Farm, Somers

Sunday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

A non-scary Halloween-themed scavenger hunt around the farm geared toward the younger set, with a Halloween treat as a prize at the end.

Pre-Halloween Celebration

Marshlands Conservancy, Rye

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Halloween fun with treats and stories for kids. Costumes optional.

Halloween on the Farm

Muscoot Farm, Somers

Thursday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wear your costume and trick-or-treat with the sheep, chickens and goats at the farm.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Westchester County) Events Sat, 12 Oct 2019 15:11:40 -0400
COUNTY EXECUTIVE GEORGE LATIMER STATEMENT ON THE RETIREMENT OF UNITED STATE CONGRESSWOMAN NITA LOWEY https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/15-todays-events/1441-county-executive-george-latimer-statement-on-the-retirement-of-united-state-congresswoman-nita-lowey1441-county-executive-george-latimer-statement-on-the-retirement-of-united-state-congresswoman-nita-lowey https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/15-todays-events/1441-county-executive-george-latimer-statement-on-the-retirement-of-united-state-congresswoman-nita-lowey1441-county-executive-george-latimer-statement-on-the-retirement-of-united-state-congresswoman-nita-lowey

Westchester County Executive George Latimer issued the following statement regarding Congresswoman Nita Lowey's decision to retire at the end of her term.

“Westchester County owes a heartfelt thank you to US Congresswoman Nita Lowey for her years of dedication to this County, and love of the people who live here. She is one of our own, a proud Westchester resident who has fiercely advocated to make her district everyone’s top priority.  Her impact will be felt for generations and her energy, quick wit and warm smile has become a fixture in Westchester.  Her presence as our representative in Congress will be sorely missed.” 

The Congresswoman announced Thursday that she will retire from Congress next year, ending a three-decade career .

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commandercarey@gmail.com (County Executive George Latimer) Todays events Sat, 12 Oct 2019 14:47:10 -0400
Miles for Medals https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/charities/1437-miles-for-medals1437-miles-for-medals https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/charities/1437-miles-for-medals1437-miles-for-medals

Help us make miles for medals by participating at the annual Miles for Medals Walk / Run to benefit Special Olympics NY on Sunday, October thirteen at FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights, NY. LOT #1

Registration starts at 10AM, the walk/run is at NOON and BBQ/Activities after.

Fun for the entire family!

Music, raffles, vendors, car show and so much more!

You do not want to miss this one. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, go to http://events.nyso.org/2019MFM


RAIN, SNOW OR SHINE!

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Special Olympics NY) Charities Sat, 12 Oct 2019 13:47:15 -0400
Students Invited to Promote with Pride Event in Mt. Kisco https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/neighbors/1420-students-invited-to-promote-with-pride-event-in-mt-kisco1420-students-invited-to-promote-with-pride-event-in-mt-kisco https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/neighbors/1420-students-invited-to-promote-with-pride-event-in-mt-kisco1420-students-invited-to-promote-with-pride-event-in-mt-kisco

Middle & High School students!
Come to PROMOTE with PRIDE!
Hands On Art Creation Event (Pride Logos and Posters)
Saturday October 19, 2019
11am-2:00pm
Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco
605 Millwood Road, Mt. Kisco
FREE! (includes lunch and art supplies)
To RSVP go to http://tinyurl.com/Point2019
or send an email to ddiamond@wjcs.com

Bring your friends, your technology (including laptops) or your art media - although we have plenty to share!
Work with other LGBTQ+ and allied youth to share what you care about your community!
Kick off your school year with POWER!
Raise AWARENESS for what is IMPORTANT!

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (GLSEN Hudson Valley) Neighbors Sat, 12 Oct 2019 13:39:15 -0400
914 TLC Networking Breakfast for Health and Wellness Professionals https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/places/1434-914-tlc-networking-breakfast-for-health-and-wellness-professionals1434-914-tlc-networking-breakfast-for-health-and-wellness-professionals https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/places/1434-914-tlc-networking-breakfast-for-health-and-wellness-professionals1434-914-tlc-networking-breakfast-for-health-and-wellness-professionals

914 TLC Networking Breakfast - Monthly Networking Breakfast

www.914TLC.com
www.TribeTLC.com

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
(and every 3rd Wednesday of the month)
8:30 AM 10:00 AM
Jefferson Valley Mall - In the YARD - Bear Mountain Coffee
650 Lee Blvd., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Please DO RSVP so we can save you a seat!
To RSVP: tlcbethleas@gmail.com or call/text 203.856.9566

Are you a holistic health and wellness practitioner? A healthy living entrepreneur offering services, products, classes and workshops?

Please join us for 914 TLC's monthly networking breakfast at The Yard in the Jefferson Valley Mall in Yorktown Heights, NY - meetings held the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

Please DO RSVP so we can save you a seat!

We are a vibrant and growing community of over 100 Members, committed to living consciously and offering healthy lifestyle opportunities.

We offer high quality private sessions, products, workshops, classes and other resources designed to help you live life well.

We are a relaxed group of professionals offering a supportive community, networking events, many affordable marketing opportunities, and FUN!

Come the first time as Beth's guest - and if you find your time with us worthwhile, we invite you to become a TLC Member.

So grab a friend, bring your business cards and be prepared for a morning of connection, adventure and don't forget the laughter.


Tribe TLC is a vibrant and growing Network of Healthy Living Practitioners & Entrepreneurs offering services, products, workshops/classes and events to remember. Founded in 1997 by Beth Leas, Tribe TLC has expanded from its original Fairfield County, CT location (where it is the largest holistic health resource center) and into Westchester County, NY. And who knows where next?

We are 100 Members strong- and were founded on the premise that a single candle burns brighter in a gathering. Beth has created a supportive community of people who are committed to living consciously and offering healthy lifestyle opportunities through their businesses and passions.

As an integrated health community, Tribe TLC Members include medical doctors, naturopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, occupational therapists, energy workers, nutritionists, financial advisors, reflexologists, psychotherapists, Feldenkrais practitioners, craniosacral therapists, life coaches, feng shui consultants, yoga centers, exercise centers, retail stores, editors, web-site designers - all of whom desire to be part of a supportive community of practitioners and entrepreneurs from a wide variety of modalities and interests.

Whether you're interested in joining for the supportive community, the free networking events, twice a year barter bonanzas, business support or the easy and affordable marketing opportunities, you are sure to feel at home.

As we grow and expand our business, we look forward to supporting you in growing and expanding your business! You are invited to enrich and participate in this community of high quality professionals each and every month in a variety of ways.

To find out more about how you can benefit from partnering with us and how to become part of our growing TLC Community, please click here: https://www.914tlc.com/become-a-tlc-member.

For more info or to contact Beth: call/text 203.856.9566 or tlcbethleas@gmail.com to schedule a meeting.

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Margaret Carey) Places Sat, 12 Oct 2019 13:20:37 -0400
Science at the Mall - A Free Program for Kids https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1430-science-at-the-mall-a-free-program-for-kids1430-science-at-the-mall-a-free-program-for-kids https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1430-science-at-the-mall-a-free-program-for-kids1430-science-at-the-mall-a-free-program-for-kids

The Jefferson Valley Mall is holding a 6 week science course for kids starting on Monday October 14th and continuing through November 19th. See the list below for the dates and topics of each class for each week and visit the Jefferson Valley Mall's web site for details on how to attend the course

Week 1: Monday 10/14/19 (No Tuesday this week)

Earth Science Day: We Bring The Museum To You! Stations will be set up, different specimens and minerals will be set up on tables for students to explore, make and record scientific observations.

Week 2: Monday 10/21/19 + Tuesday 10/22/19
Long Island Sound Day: Stations will be set up, different artifacts and specimens from Long Island Sound will available for students to explore and make scientific observations.

Week 3: Monday 10/28/19 + Tuesday 10/29/19
Marine world of the Docks: In this program, kids will have a fun
hands-on experience of being young Marine Biologists and look at different organisms from the docks of long island sound with the use of microscopes.

Week 4: Monday 11/4/19 + Tuesday 11/5/19
Fossil Hunting: In this program, kids will have fun and learn digging
dirt like a real paleontologist. They will also be able to touch, observe, weigh, measure and learn to identify fossils. Students will create fossil boards.

Week 5: Monday 11/11/19 + Tuesday 11/12/19
Magnificent Mollusks! In this program kids will learn about different Mollusks and get to look at the outside and insides of a squid.

Week 6: Monday 11/18/19 + Tuesday 11/19/19
Archeology Adventure: In this program, kids will have a fun hands-
on experience of being young archeologists. They will participate in a simulated dig site discover and learn the rich culture of early Native Americans.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Jefferson Valley Mall) Events Sat, 12 Oct 2019 08:48:42 -0400
75% off Jewelry Showroom Sale https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1433-75-off-jewelry-showroom-sale1433-75-off-jewelry-showroom-sale https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1433-75-off-jewelry-showroom-sale1433-75-off-jewelry-showroom-sale

1-DAY COLUMBUS DAY FLASH SHOWROOM SALE!!! 75% OFF all jewelry!!! This Monday 8am-5pm! 

What's all the P I N K about?! For this 1-day sale we'll have a special 'You Shop, We Give' breast cancer awareness month section!! Everything in this section will give a portion back to The Pink Chair Project and Support Connection, Inc.!! 

We'll also have all of our signature 'You Shop, We Give' jewelry available!! Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley, American Lung Association, Northeast Region and Relay For Life of Brewster!!

Oh, and there will be OODLES of new styles....and new SCARVES (while supplies last!)!! What treasures will YOU find?! 

Monday, October 14, 2019

8am-5pm

Anne Koplik Designs
173 Main St, Brewster, New York 10509

Can't make it to the Showroom Sale? Shop it online! http://bit.ly/2gGzAnt

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Anne Koplik Designs) Events Sat, 12 Oct 2019 08:32:47 -0400