Tuesday, July 22, 2014
by Madeline Finesmith
Summertime usually means two precious months of sweet, sticky freedom. But it can also mean “Summer Slide” which can sneak in when summer activities don’t include reading. Children who do not read over the summer can lose more than two months of reading achievement – and it’s cumulative. By the end of 6th grade children who lose reading skills over the summer will be two years behind their classmates.
Friday, July 18, 2014
New Castle Youth Football is now accepting registration for our 2014-2015 season for kids entering grades four, five and six.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
by Christine Yeres
With its public hearing closed and the 90-day shot-clock for the Homeland/Verizon cell tower application due to run out in early August, on July 1 the Planning Board received a surprise offer from a Whippoorwill road resident. Hopeful that the Planning Board could treat his offer as “new information” and reopen the alternative-site phase of the application process, Bill Wachtel told Board members he was willing to have the Twin Oaks site he purchased six months ago be considered as an alternative to the Alfredo property on the Armonk Road.
Monday, July 14, 2014
~ from Lori Townsend
At a ceremony held recently at the Chappaqua Library, families, community members and dignitaries gathered to celebrate seven Chappaqua Girl Scouts who had earned their Gold Awards. Following many years of badge work, community-minded activities, service work and prerequisites, Girl Scouts striving for their Gold Award must propose, plan and implement a project of at least 80 hours that provides a sustainable, lasting benefit to the girl’s larger community. This year’s Gold Award recipients and their projects are:
Monday, July 14, 2014
~ from Carrie Dillon
We had nearly 50 swimmers and raised $35K this morning and donations are still going strong. It was quite an outpouring from the community. Many participants were swimming in memory of loved ones who had battled cancer or to honor those who are battling it now. For some of the them, including a number of adults, it was their first time swimming these distances and they were encouraged by enthusiastic parents, volunteers and spectators.
Friday, July 11, 2014
by Norah Kuduk
On Sunday, July 13, I’ll be swimming a mile as part of a Swim Across America (SAA) event to raise money and awareness for cancer research, prevention, and treatment. This is the third year that Chappaqua Swim and Tennis (CST) Club will host this SAA event from 6:30-9:30 a.m. I’ll be joined by other kids and even some moms and dads, who will either swim a mile or a half mile to help raise funds. Last year we had 80 swimmers at the event and we raised over $38K. Hopefully this year we will have even more swimmers join us!
Wednesday, July 2, 2013
by Christine Yeres
In a 4-0 vote today, the state’s Regional Board of Review denied seven of the eight building and fire code variances requested by Conifer for its affordable housing proposal of 28 units in four stories built from edge to edge of the one-third of an acre at Hunts Place. [See a statement from Supervisor Rob Greenstein in “Read more”.]
Dwight Thomas, Pleasantville Cottage School recreation staffer, Gregg Hammerschlag of Pleasantville (who originally donated the TV to UJA-Federation to be used as the event’s grand prize), and David Perlmutter of Chappaqua transport a large-screen smart TV to Pleasantville Cottage School’s recreation building for use by student residents.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
~ from UJA-Federation of New York
David Perlmutter of Chappaqua, champion of UJA-Federation of New York’s Westchester Sports Talk Texas Hold ’Em Tournament, recently donated his grand prize — a 60-inch flat-screen smart TV — to the Pleasantville Cottage School, a Pleasantville-based residential treatment center that serves abused and neglected children with long-term emotional and behavioral challenges. The school is run by the Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA), a 192-year-old child and family services organization and a UJA-Federation beneficiary agency.
Hilfer with Assemblywoman Mayer and fellow Greeley student Dev Jhaveri
June 28, 2014
by Brandon Hilfer
The Students Inside Albany Conference (SIA), sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State, is a unique opportunity for high school students to explore government, politics and leadership in New York State. The SIA conference brought together sixty students from all across the state to Albany. I was honored to attend this year’s conference. I met a diverse group of high school students who, like me, were all invested in honing their leadership skills to benefit their communities.
June 20, 2014
by Tom Pile
Chappaqua AYSO summer development camp is open to ALL AYSO, AYSO EXTRA, and CYSC players! Players age 5 and up may join the camp. The program will be run by Shawn Podell, who has trained many Chappaqua players and teams over the years. Shawn is an energetic and dynamic trainer.
Monday, June 9, 2014
by Allie Roteman
Are you looking for a fun way to gain professional experience by mentoring high-school students in need? Consider volunteering as an SAT/ college prep coach with Let’s Get Ready! in Sleepy Hollow. The commitment is only one evening a week, depending on which subject you are coaching and LGR provides all the training and materials. Not only is this a great way to give back to your local community, but LGR has fabulous networking partnerships that could help you in your future!