NEW: Calendar for New Castle for the week starting Friday, September 19

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• Sat. Sept. 20: Rotary’s Community Day 11am to 4pm @ Train Station—click HERE for more info and application for sponsorship or a booth
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The farmers’ market will be at Community Day, too!  Our usual hour, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm—to see our list of vendors, click HERE.
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• Sat. Sept. 20:  Greeley Homecoming—including a first-ever Tailgate hosted by the Greeley Sport Boosters, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the parking lot in front of the Greeley gym. Click HERE to see schedule of games
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• Sat. Sept. 20:  Confidential Paper Shredding at Recycle Center 9am to 2pm.
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• Sun. Sept. 21: Join New the Castle League of Women Voters at The People’s Climate March in NYC @ 11:30 am.
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• Mon. Sept. 22: ZBA public hearing on mosque special permit & environmental impact statement continues
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• Tue. Sept. 23: TB public hearing *** CANCELLED *** on zoning changes for grocery-retail at Chappaqua Crossing continues *** CANCELLED *** ADJOURNED INSTEAD TO Tuesday, October 14
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• Sat. Sept. 27:  Second Annual Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival—If you can volunteer to help out that day (or the day before, for set-up), click HERE.
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To see more calendar listings, visit NCNOW’s Calendar page.
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NEW: A walking tour of Horace Greeley’s farm (yes, it was in downtown Chappaqua!)


September 19, 2014
~ from the New Castle Historical Society

On Saturday, September 20, at 2:00 p.m., join the New Castle Historical Society for a walking tour of Horace Greeley’s farm, including Greeley’s Barn and the site of Greeley’s Dam.  You must reserve a spot.

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NEW: Meet Horace: The Original Game, redux

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September 19, 2014
~ from the New Castle Historical Society

On Saturday, September 20, at 1:00 p.m. the New Castle Historical Society is celebrating the re-launch of the first-ever History Hunt Game – Meet Horace: The Original Game, redux, at the Horace Greeley House, 100 King Street in Chappaqua.

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A Summary of Summer

What happened while you were away…
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Editor’s Note: There won’t be any exam, but for those of you who’ve been away in mind, body, or both, here’s a cheat sheet of what happened over the summer.

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Op-Ed: In planning main streets, the mix is crucial

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
by Chuck Napoli

Mix it up in the hamlets so that they provide a retail recipe composed of chain stores and what we call mom-and-pops. Chain stores have met our convenience and consistency needs—they have the style and, according to my wife, “the-size-8-fits-me-just-right”—while Barry and Rick’s Britches-type mom-and-pop shops offer highly specialized products, along with service and experiences that provide that friendly, personal touch that suits you specially and where everybody knows your name.

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The Great Chappaqua Bake Sale celebrates five years


by Allison Spiegel, Holly Blum and Jessica Reinmann

Having raised more than $50,000 for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, The Great Chappaqua Bake Sale is celebrating its 5th anniversary raising money to fight childhood hunger on Saturday, September 27 at the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival .  In honor of Year Five, on Saturday, September 20, The Great Chappaqua Bake Sale will kick off a week-long promotion, “Share Our Fight with Five” with local business partners that have supported The Great Chappaqua Bake Sale since it began in 2010.

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“The Consequences of Being Clueless”—for parents of 7-12 grade students

Red Cups
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
~from R21K *

What’s happening in the basement and am I responsible?  My tenth grader is having a party and 30 seniors are on my lawn; what do I do?  Why didn’t my daughter go to her friend’s house for the Homecoming Dance pre-party?  If you don’t have a good answer to these and other parenting questions, come join us on Tuesday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Greeley auditorium for a panel discussion on strong>The Consequences of Being Clueless: What you need to know to help your kids and you navigate the teen years safely.

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Supervisor’s Report on Master Plan phone survey, savings in contracts

Saturday, September 13, 2014
by Rob Greenstein

Editor’s Note: In “Read more…” is the full Supervisor’s Report from the Town Board meeting of Wednesday, September 10, on the following topics:

• Master Plan mailing explaining phone survey, a return “How-are-we-doing?” card

• Workers Compensation Renewal, savings of $222,525 for 2014-15

• Garbage Contract, savings of $477,980 per year of seven-year contract

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Real Estate Transactions

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

16 new transactions between August 26 and September 9, 2014

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YEAH ! ! !  You’re invited!—to Greeley’s Homecoming Saturday, September 20

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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SATURDAY: New Castle Community Day – September 20, 2014


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Join us for The Chappaqua Rotary Club’s New Castle Community Day on Saturday, September 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Chappaqua Train Station.  There will be rides for the kids, games and entertainment, free books from the library and information about the many organizations and services available to the community.

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NEW: Parking by the numbers at Greeley


School-Day Parking at Greeley
September 19, 2014
by Lori Townsend, Greeley PTA Chair

While we’re waiting for new signs for the Greeley parking lot, we have an important update regarding parking during school hours. In an effort to ensure parking for teachers and to have control over the parking lot in light of staffing and budget cuts, a new plan for parking is in effect for the 2014-15 school year. 

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Can you help fill in the gaps in our schedule for Friday and Saturday, September 26-27?


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

We could use you all—whatever age and stage of life, whether you have young children, old children or no children!  We especially need cashiers and assistance for our authors. Thanks for helping!  Click “Read more…” for a description of volunteers slots for Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27 still to be filled:

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Congratulations to Winners of the Reusable Bag Art Contest Kenneth Nohavicka and Casey Davidson


Left, Casey Davidson’s work; right, Kenny Nohavicka’s—they’ll be recognized on Community Day @ 1:00 pm
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
by the New Castle Sustainability Advisory Board

Congratulations to all the New Castle students who submitted entries to the New Castle Sustainability Advisory Board (NCSAB)’s Reusable Bag Art Contest! Through their artwork they have shown a commitment to reducing litter, protecting wildlife and conserving natural resources. The Contest was held at the end of the prior school year and our winners were selected in June. We hope you will pick up a FREE reusable bag from us at Community Day and enjoy using it around town!

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Sustainability Board’s recommendations for 2015 waste contract

Monday, September 15

Editor’s Note:  The town’s Sustainability Advisory Board members reviewed waste disposal bidders, weighing the cost-benefits of the once-per-week pickup versus twice-per-week and of dual-stream versus single-stream recyclying.  Below are their conclusions.

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NEW: The People’s Climate March in NYC on September 21st—-Join Us!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
by the League of Women Voters® of New Castle

In September, world leaders will gather in New York City for a Climate Summit at the United Nations. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon is bringing these leaders together to discuss and hopefully commit to meaningful, action-oriented solutions to fight climate change.  On Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. over 1,000 organizations will gather on the streets of New York City for the People’s Climate March urging strong action.

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Calling All Fans:  Give the Sports Boosters a Boost!

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In “Read more…”, see our list of exciting future projects…
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
~ from the Greeley Sports Boosters

Greeley Sports Boosters, the recognized support organization for all interscholastic sports at Horace Greeley High School and the modified programs at Bell and Seven Bridges middle schools, works in conjunction with the Chappaqua Central School District’s Administration and Athletic Department on behalf of every team and sport.  Our mission is to encourage student participation in athletics and to foster school and community spirit, thereby enhancing the sports experience for all participants and for our town in general.

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Continuing Education Fall Course Catalog is now available online

September 6, 2014
~ from Chappaqua Continuing Education

Whether you’re curious about social media, looking to learn a new language, would like to play acoustic guitar, or want to improve your digital photography skills, the catalog’s 15 pages are packed with over 70 courses in a wide range of categories to choose from, including returning favorites such as mixed media art, college prep, intro to computers, cooking essentials, yoga, meditation, and zumba. Most classes begin in October; some are one-off, others run through December.

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The Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival Mural Comes to Life!


Saturday, September 13, 2014
by Debra Hand

Since early July, a beautiful work of art has unfolded in the alleyway next to Hall of Scoops in downtown Chappaqua, celebrating the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival (“CCBF”), returning on Saturday, September 27, 2014 and featuring approximately 85 popular authors, food, activities and entertainment.  An unveiling will take place this Saturday, September 13th, in conjunction with a Hall of Scoops Pinkalicious party to celebrate the “pinktastic” flavor created to benefit CCBF partner JCY-Westchester Community Partners.  The party runs from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., with the mural unveiling at 3:00 p.m.

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Get to Know Your Local Authors: Jen Nadol and Sujean Rim


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Friday, September 5, 2014
by Dori Busell

As we approach September 27, the date of the 2nd Annual Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival, it’s time to get to know some of the authors that will be attending. In fact, some of the authors may already be a familiar face as we are lucky to have many authors living locally in New Castle and nearby. So the next time you are shopping in town, you could be standing right next to one of the critically acclaimed children’s writers that will be featured at the Festival.

Here’s a quick look at just two of the many local authors you can meet and mingle with:

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The TIOLI in its new location is really taking off. More leavers and takers than ever!


The “Take-It-or-Leave-It”—T.I.O.L.I.—shed
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
by Bill Kuebler

The TIOLI Shed, located at the Farmer’s Market, will be open Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, May until November (October 25 will be our last open day) .  Our new location is in the train station parking lot behind the Shell station.  Only New Castle residents are allowed to leave items in the shed. Volunteers can ask to see ID. Residents and non residents alike can take things from the shed.  The new wood shed is larger and more user friendly than the old one. It does not leak and we can put nails in to hang and better display merchandise. The drop off area is easier to use. And the parking, of course, is amazing.

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Bow hunting season to begin in select Westchester County parks on October 1

Monday, September 15, 2014
~ from Westchester County

As part of Westchester County Parks’ ongoing Adaptive Deer Management program, sections of Muscoot Farm in Somers, Lasdon Park and Arboretum in Katonah, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River, Hilltop Hanover Farm in Yorktown Heights, Mountain Lakes Park in North Salem and, in a pilot program, John E. Hand Bald Mountain Park in Yorktown will open for bow hunting deer in the autumn of 2014

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