Yorktown's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown Tue, 10 Dec 2019 02:15:03 -0500 HamletHub.com Dog of the Week- Jessie! https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/charities/1700-dog-of-the-week-jessie1700-dog-of-the-week-jessie https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/charities/1700-dog-of-the-week-jessie1700-dog-of-the-week-jessie

Jessie is a Female Shepherd & Labrador Retriever mix puppy. Her vaccinations up to date, and she is spayed.

She is good with other dogs, cats and children.

SPCA of Westchester, Inc.
590 North State Road,
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
10AM-4PM Mon-Sat, 1PM-4PM Sun

We do not accept adoption fee deposits in advance, nor do we hold animals, unless it is an animal that requires more than one visit prior to adoption. In this case, an appointment can be scheduled with a senior staff member or trainer. Some dogs require all residents of your home and household dog(s) to be present for a meet and greet. If they are not present, we cannot hold the dog.

 Adoption Fees; What’s Included:

All dogs and puppies are spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and dewormed (age appropriate), and come with a free veterinary visit from a participating vet within seven days of adoption. Pre-existing medical conditions are covered via our Simpson Clinic free of charge within the first 30 days of adoption.

Adults dogs over 1 year of age: $225-$375

All Puppies: $375

Seniors and Lonely Hearts Club members: $85

When to Come: (Unless different date stated above)

Unless noted differently above, our hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 1pm-4pm. Our adoptions are first come, first served based on the best match.

What to Bring:

Please bring a copy of your current pet(s)’ vaccination records and a copy of your lease (if you rent or own a condo/co-op/townhouse) in case we are unable to get hold of your veterinarian or landlord/management company on the day you come in.

Please visit: http://www.spca914.org/adoptanimal.htm to read our Adoption Policy and Procedures in full.

Feel free to e-mail shelter@spca914.org or call (914) 941-2896 ext. 11 with any questions or for more details on the dog(s) in which you are interested.

NYS Registration # RR056

If you do no wish to or can not adopt at this time, you can still help by making a donation for the care of the animals by clicking here.

commandercarey@gmail.com (SPCA of Westchester) Charities Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:14:08 -0500
Coffee with Cher - Business + Lifestyle Workshops for Biz Owners https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1699-coffee-with-cher-business-lifestyle-workshops-for-biz-owners1699-coffee-with-cher-business-lifestyle-workshops-for-biz-owners https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1699-coffee-with-cher-business-lifestyle-workshops-for-biz-owners1699-coffee-with-cher-business-lifestyle-workshops-for-biz-owners

These weekly in-person business / lifestyle workshops with Chereese. "Community Woman of the Year" and Owner of Events to Remember, a "Business of the Year" award winner. will include coffee and interactive fun for Northern Westchester Entrepreneurs. Join us in Bear Mountain Coffee Roasters to connect and learn with other local business owners, and enjoy the new community focus of the Jefferson Valley Mall!

Every Thursday at 10 AM in the Bear Mountain Coffee Space on the lower level of the Jefferson Valley Mall 

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Green Chimney's announces Newmans Own Brand to match donations through December 31st https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/charities/1698-green-chimney-s-announces-newmans-own-brand-to-match-donations-through-december-31st1698-green-chimney-s-announces-newmans-own-brand-to-match-donations-through-december-31st https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/charities/1698-green-chimney-s-announces-newmans-own-brand-to-match-donations-through-december-31st1698-green-chimney-s-announces-newmans-own-brand-to-match-donations-through-december-31st

A letter to the community from the Executive Director of Green Chimneys Edward W. Placke.
"Thanks to a generous matching gift from Newman’s Own, every dollar you give — up to $50,000 — before December 31 will double!
Your gift will go directly to The Campaign for the Farm & Wildlife Center, a facility which requires substantial, consistent, and permanent funding.
We believe that the human-animal bond is powerful and transformative. We believe that being surrounded by animals and nature can bring healing and growth.
And here’s a perfect example. A new boy on the Green Chimneys campus was feeling nervous on his first day. When Aimee O’Brien, our Head Equine Program Instructor, heard about him, she orchestrated with his teacher for a visitor. Aimee rode a horse named Chief over to the boy’s open classroom window. Chief stuck his head inside to greet the boy, who stroked the horse’s face and said, “I think he likes me!”
“My heart melted,” Aimee says. “The horses are my therapeutic partners and teachers, and I feel blessed to have these extremely meaningful interactions.”
I’m sure your heart melts too. And I’m sure you, like me, want to ensure that such stories keep occurring at Green Chimneys for years to come.
So please make one last, tax-deductible gift in 2019. It will double to provide twice as much help and hope.
Edward W. Placke, Ed.D.
Executive Director
Click here to donate to Green Chimneys via PayPal.
commandercarey@gmail.com (Green Chimneys) Charities Mon, 09 Dec 2019 10:06:51 -0500
Using strong password is a strong defense against identity thieves https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/1697-using-strong-password-is-a-strong-defense-against-identity-thieves1697-using-strong-password-is-a-strong-defense-against-identity-thieves https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/1697-using-strong-password-is-a-strong-defense-against-identity-thieves1697-using-strong-password-is-a-strong-defense-against-identity-thieves

Two things taxpayers can do to prevent themselves from identity theft is to use strong passwords and keep those passwords secure.

While many people use fingerprint or facial recognition technology to protect their devices, sometimes it's still necessary to use a password. In recent years, cybersecurity experts' recommendations on what constitutes a strong password has changed. With that in mind, here are four tips for building a better password:

  • Use word phrases that are easy to remember rather than random letters, characters and numbers that cannot be easily recalled.
  • Use a minimum of eight characters; longer is better.
  • Use a combination of letters, numbers and symbols, i.e., XYZ, 567, !@#.
  • Avoid personal information or common passwords.

Writing strong passwords isn't the only way to keep data secure. Here are a few more tips for folks to remember. People should:

  • Change default and temporary passwords that come with accounts or devices.
  • Not reuse passwords. Rather use a completely different password for every account and device.
  • Give a password a total makeover when changing it. For example, simply changing Bgood!17 to Bgood!18 is not good enough.
  • Not use email addresses as usernames, if that's an option.
  • Store any password list in a secure location, such as a safe or locked file cabinet.
  • Not disclose passwords to anyone for any reason.
  • Use a password manager program to track passwords if you have numerous accounts.

Whenever it is an option for a password-protected account, users also should opt for a multi-factor authentication process. Many email providers, financial institutions and social media sites now offer customers two-factor authentication protections.

Two-factor authentication helps by adding an extra layer of protection. Often two-factor authentication means the returning user must first enter credentials like a username and password. Then they must do another step, such as entering a security code texted to a mobile phone.

More information:

Tax Tip 2019-172

commandercarey@gmail.com (Internal Revenue Service) Life Mon, 09 Dec 2019 09:36:43 -0500
Free Pottery Painting Class for Kids https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/1532-free-pottery-painting-class-for-kids1532-free-pottery-painting-class-for-kids https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/1532-free-pottery-painting-class-for-kids1532-free-pottery-painting-class-for-kids

On Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 5 PM – 6 PM During our Pottery Painting Fun Class for children school ages (6 and up) the painters will paint a figurine, or functional pottery piece like bowl, mug, plate. All projects after being glazed and fired at our studio will be food, microwave and dishwasher safe!

All pottery pieces will be delivered to the Mall office 7-12 days a after the event (the exact day of delivery and instructions will be given during the event).

These classes are FREE but space is limited!!
UPDATE - NOVEMBER 6th is SOLD OUT. We can no longer accept same-day walk-ins. Thanks to all who RSVP'd! For future classes, please RSVP with number of children attending by emailing Vincent.Palmeri@washingtonprime.com.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Jefferson Valley Mall) Life Mon, 09 Dec 2019 07:00:52 -0500
Dog of the Week: Patrick Available for Adoption https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/charities/1643-dog-of-the-week-patrick-available-for-adoption1643-dog-of-the-week-patrick-available-for-adoption https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/charities/1643-dog-of-the-week-patrick-available-for-adoption1643-dog-of-the-week-patrick-available-for-adoption

Patrick 2 years old Collie Mix

Patrick, a Collie/Retriever mix, is a very handsome young lad with a glossy black coat and a gleaming white chest. Patrick can be shy at first, but has many dog friends and fans at the shelter that would love to show you his true goofy and loving personality. He is looking for a patient, loving family with a friendly dog to show him how much fun a family will be. If you are that family, then come on over for a play date with Patrick! Email shelter@spca914.org for more information.

SPCA of Westchester
590 North State Road
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
(914) 941-2896

keytocomputing@gmail.com (SPCA of Westchester) Charities Mon, 09 Dec 2019 06:09:59 -0500
"Deck The Mall" at Jefferson Valley with Relay For lIfe https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1690-deck-the-mall-at-jefferson-valley-with-relay-for-life1690-deck-the-mall-at-jefferson-valley-with-relay-for-life https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1690-deck-the-mall-at-jefferson-valley-with-relay-for-life1690-deck-the-mall-at-jefferson-valley-with-relay-for-life

Join us for our 3rd Deck the Mall Event where Relay for Life of Yorktown & the Jefferson Valley Mall team up again!

This is a great time to get your holiday shopping done all while supporting small, local businesses! We'll be your one stop shop for jewelry, makeup, candles, skincare, clothing, kids items, ornaments, signs & SO much more!

Need gifts wrapped? We can do that too for a donation! So you can leave the mall with every item wrapped & ready for the holiday season!

Keep checking in here to see what vendors will be joining us & other fun surprises we have in store! This is free to enter- so bring the whole family by!

Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11 AM – 4 PM

Jefferson Valley Mall

650 Lee Blvd.

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Hanukkah Playdate Sun. Dec 8 in Yorktown https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/places/1695-hanukkah-playdate-sun-dec-8-in-yorktown1695-hanukkah-playdate-sun-dec-8-in-yorktown https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/places/1695-hanukkah-playdate-sun-dec-8-in-yorktown1695-hanukkah-playdate-sun-dec-8-in-yorktown

Join us for a fun filled hour filled with music, PJ Library storytime, Hanukkah crafts and snacks!

Sunday, Dec. 8 at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Temple Beth Am
203 Church Pl, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598

The event is FREE but registration is required.
Questions or to RSVP: marissapjlibrary@gmail.com

PJ Library provides free books that celebrate Jewish values and culture to families with children 6 months through 11 years old. Sign up for PJ Library to receive the gift of Jewish books each month - at no cost to your family at: ny.pjlibrary.org


keytocomputing@gmail.com (Temple Beth Am) Places Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:41:48 -0500
Sensitive Santa At Jefferson Valley Mall https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1659-sensitive-santa-at-jefferson-valley-mall1659-sensitive-santa-at-jefferson-valley-mall https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1659-sensitive-santa-at-jefferson-valley-mall1659-sensitive-santa-at-jefferson-valley-mall

Santa is for everyone. But for children and families with special needs, seeing Santa can bring on stress, anxiety and even panic. For those on the autism spectrum and those with related sensory sensitivities, a Santa visit can mean crowded spaces, long lines and a swirl of competing noise that can create an overstimulating and upsetting environment.

That’s why we’ve created a sensory-friendly experience that welcomes guests with all types of special needs to enjoy a magical morning with Santa before regular center activities begin.

Sensitive Santa is coming to the Jefferson Valley Mall on December 8th from 8AM until 10 AM. Join us for a sensory-friendly Santa experience for families with sensory sensitivities. There will be a variety of sensory friendly activities for everyone to enjoy while meeting Santa before the hustle and bustle of regular
mall hours. RSVP here to join us

Jefferson Valley Mall is located at 650 Lee Blvd, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598

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This Holiday Season ..Give the Child You Love a Gift That Will Last a Lifetime https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/1693-this-holiday-season-give-the-child-you-love-a-gift-that-will-last-a-lifetime1693-this-holiday-season-give-the-child-you-love-a-gift-that-will-last-a-lifetime https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/1693-this-holiday-season-give-the-child-you-love-a-gift-that-will-last-a-lifetime1693-this-holiday-season-give-the-child-you-love-a-gift-that-will-last-a-lifetime

To all Parents, Grandparents, and Relatives:

This Holiday Season ..Give the Child you Love a Gift that will last a lifetime

The Holiday season is upon us and no doubt you’ll be thinking about what to get those loved ones in your life …
Something special ..something they’ll enjoy .. that will last.

We’ve all thought about this and each and every year we go thru it!

What about this year .. would you consider doing something different??

A Gift that:

  1. Will never wear out
  2. Can’t be outgrown
  3. Won’t lose Value
  4. Guaranteed to grow
  5. Keep on Giving

It’s a gift of a Permanent Life Insurance Policy from NYLIFE for the loved one.

It will provide the gift of financial security for the rest of their life and for when they raise their own family . It will grow in value and Build a Cash Value for later in life and the premiums will never change . We can also structure it to guarantee their future insurability regardless of health later in life.

To learn more about this and see how you could give that special gift this year contact

Kevin T Tunney - New York Life

Phone (914) 356 7626
Email Ktunney@ft.newyorklife.com



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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Kevin T Tunney, New York Life) Life Fri, 06 Dec 2019 11:52:48 -0500
"The Bathrobe Ball" to Assist Women Veterans https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1688-the-bathrobe-ball-to-assist-women-veterans1688-the-bathrobe-ball-to-assist-women-veterans https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1688-the-bathrobe-ball-to-assist-women-veterans1688-the-bathrobe-ball-to-assist-women-veterans

The Barbara Giordano Foundation asks for "The pleasure of your absence" on Saturday, December 7 , 2019 when you can do whatever you want.

  • Spend a quiet evening at home.
  • Enjoy dinner at your favorite restaurant.
  • Dodge traffic.
  • Avoid speeches.
  • Skip the Silent Auction.
  • Pass on small talk.

No need to buy a new outfit or make a hair appointment. All you need to do is donate to enable us to continue providing services to help women veterans.

Your generous donation will provide therapies for PTSD, sexual trauma, difficulty transitioning to civilian life and services to improve social and economic independence.


5 Sessions of Equine Therapy: $1000

1 Session of Equine Therapy: $200

1 Session of Music Therapy: $100

1 Session of Art Therapy: $100

Employment Coaching: $50

Resume Writing: $25

General Donation: Any amount

The Barbara Giordano Foundation, Inc.’s vision is to create a holistic wellness model which can be replicated throughout the United States and result in the emotional, economic and physical empowerment of women who served.F or more information visit their webpage at http://giordanofoundation.org/

commandercarey@gmail.com (Barbara Giordano Foundation) Events Fri, 06 Dec 2019 05:56:30 -0500
Light Up The Holidays With Less Waste https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/1687-light-up-the-holidays-with-less-waste1687-light-up-the-holidays-with-less-waste https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/1687-light-up-the-holidays-with-less-waste1687-light-up-the-holidays-with-less-waste

During the holiday season, between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, Americans will generate 25 percent more trash than any other time of the year (U.S. EPA, 2016). Remember to spread the joy, not trash this holiday season!

Holiday Gift Guide

  • Experiences over objects: Plan a weekend getaway to hit the slopes (skiing or snowboarding), go hikingcross country skiing or snowshoeing. Enjoy a cooking, art or fitness class with a friend or family member, visit a museum, or see a musical or theater production together. ILoveNY can help plan your trip!
  • Reusables on the Go: Give a gift that never stops giving by gifting a reusable on the go kit filled with a reusable mug, water bottle, plate, silverware, to go container, shopping bag, bulk fruit and vegetable mesh bags, etc.
  • Give back to the community: Donate to a non-profit organization in the name of a loved one or donate your time together helping out a local organization.
  • Instill a love of nature: Purchase an Empire Pass or Campground Gift Card to experience NYS parks and campgrounds with family and friends.
  • Make your own gifts: Spend the time creating, baking or crafting your gifts. Make edible gifts to share like breads, cookies, fruit & nut mixes, jams, jellies and herbed vinegars or olive oils. Knit a scarf, crochet a hat or mittens, paint a watercolor, embroider or woodburn a design, carve a spoon or design your own jewelry.
commandercarey@gmail.com (NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation) Life Fri, 06 Dec 2019 05:48:24 -0500
Monthly Pancake Breakfast at the American Legion Hall https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1692-monthly-pancake-breakfast-at-the-american-legion-hall1692-monthly-pancake-breakfast-at-the-american-legion-hall https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1692-monthly-pancake-breakfast-at-the-american-legion-hall1692-monthly-pancake-breakfast-at-the-american-legion-hall

Come out and join us for our next monthly breakfast fundraiser on Sunday December 8th 2019 held at the American Legion Post #1009 9am-11am. 1st Sunday of the month. Pancakes, eggs, bacon and all the trimmings. So come out for great food and please support the squadron in our Mission of helping veterans programs and active military or even meet a Veteran. Please share and spread the word. Hope to see you all there.


Sunday December 8th, 2019 from 9 AM – 11 AM

Sons of The American Legion Squadron #1009 235 Veterans Rd, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598.
commandercarey@gmail.com (Sons of The American Legion Squadron #1009) Events Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:10:35 -0500
Cookie Walk On December 15th https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1691-cookie-walk-on-december-15th1691-cookie-walk-on-december-15th https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1691-cookie-walk-on-december-15th1691-cookie-walk-on-december-15th

Our youth and their families will be busy baking lots of cookies: round cookies, bar cookies, fancy cookies, classic cookies! On Sunday December 15 in Fellowship Hall, we'll have containers for people to purchase and then they'll be able to choose from our amazing assortment of cookies.

The proceeds will support out Youth Group activities, especially our team going to the Montreat Youth Conference this summer.

You'll also have a chance to view all the Nativity scenes that we are inviting everyone to bring that day.

Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM – 12 PM

First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown, NY

2880 Crompond Rd, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598
commandercarey@gmail.com (First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown, NY) Events Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:59:00 -0500
12 Days of KidX Programs - All Free for Little Ones https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1689-12-days-of-kidx-programs-all-free-for-little-ones1689-12-days-of-kidx-programs-all-free-for-little-ones https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/1689-12-days-of-kidx-programs-all-free-for-little-ones1689-12-days-of-kidx-programs-all-free-for-little-ones

12 Days of FREE events = happy kids and happy parents! Our 12 Days of KidX goes from December 9 - 20, don't miss out on these special events during the most wonderful time of year! We have a variety of fun, activities and crafts to keep the kiddos busy all season! Will include free open play, a cooking class, a pottery class, cookie decorating, the Polar Express movie night, and more!! Check the schedule below. See you soon!

December 9: A Maze In Pottery Paint with Santa (first 20 kids only!)
December 10: Free Open Play + Face Painting in PizZaZzles
December 11: Holiday Crafts near Santa Set
December 12: Cookie Decorating with Ms. Phe's Bakery in Food Ct
December 13: Polar Express Movie Night across from Ulta
December 14: Cooking with Kids Class in Food Court
December 15: Holiday Crafts at Bear Mountain Coffee
December 16: Family Fun Zone in Center Court Yard
December 17: Holiday Crafts near Santa Set
December 18: Tiny Tots Program with Apple Moms next to Food Ct
December 19: Cookie Decorating with Ms. Phe's Bakery in Food Ct
December 20: Holiday Crafts at Bear Mountain Coffee


commandercarey@gmail.com (Jefferson Valley Mall) Events Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:47:56 -0500