New Castle Community eNewsletter 05/19/17

New Castle Community eNewsletter 05/19/17

The New Castle eNewsletter

Paws Walk

A great way to get active on a Sunday morning, bring the kids, the family, your neighbors and your pooch to our first ever Paws Walk. This short 1/2 mile stroll is a will be a lot of fun. Each dog gets a small gift. Thank you to our title sponsor Wags and Whiskers.

Paws Walk

Kids Fun Run

With the help of our friends at World Cup Gymnastics we have put together a unique Kids Fun Run that will challenge our youngest runner’s agility, balance and endurance as they run through our obstacle course that includes two giant inflatables. Perfect for kids ages 5-12. The Fun Run will be open from 8:30am-10:30am and kids can run the course as many times as they like. Thank you to our title sponsor Platinum Drive Realty.

Kids fun run

Annual 10K/5K Run

Onsite registration available starting the morning of the race at 6:30am at Town Hall. Come run in the challenging New Castle 10K or the more gentle 5K. Bring friends and family for an active morning in New Castle. Bib Pick up opens at 6:30am, race starts at 8:10am. Both races start and finish at Town Hall. For course maps, click here. Get a free photo after the race in our Photo Booth. Live results in our results Kiosk. Thank you to our title sponsor: Platinum Drive Realty

10k/5k poster

Spring Festival – 2017…Church of St. John & St. Mary

Chappaqua Farmers Market – Art as Food and Food as Art

Chappaqua Farmers Market
Beth Boyland sees a chicken and gets the urge to paint it. Marti Wolfson sees a chicken and wonders how she would cook it and what herbs will be available at the market to season it.Either way fresh market ingredients provide all the inspiration necessary for these talented ladies who will both be at the market this Saturday.

Beth is a watercolor artist and photographer based in Bedford. Most of her subjects are locally-grown produce and fruit from strawberries to scallions. She’s also partial to farm animals. She frames her work with barn wood.

Marti Wolfson will be creating art of a different sort in her demo tent. Make sure you stop by several times because she turns out market delicacies fast and furious – and always disarmingly delicious. I am guessing she’s going to rock something rhubarb.

NEW: Into The Woods

Come see the most talented kids in Westchester perform with the Award-winning Lighthouse Youth Theatre in Stephen Sondheim’s storybook musical…Into the Woods!

This wonderful show takes our favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.See Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel in this fun, heartwarming production!

Support tomorrow’s broadway stars TODAY at The Chappaqua Performing Arts Center!

Come see the Protege cast, LYT’s advanced teen acting troupe, on May 19th and 20th & LYT’s MainStage cast on June 3rd and 4th.

Into the Woods Flyer

Chappaqua Hamlet Streetscape and Infrastructure Bid Approval – 5/10/17

Adam Brodsky
Deputy Town Supervisor
Downtown strongAs we are about to embark on one of the largest public works projects in recent New Castle history, I thought it would be helpful to look at the steps we have taken to get here, thank the people involved and examine how the project has evolved up to this point.

After much discussion over many years, the previous Town Board rolled up its sleeves and got to work in the Spring of 2015, when we enlisted the services of the international engineering firm WSP to help us design and layout both the infrastructure and streetscape for the Hamlet. The previous Town Board then created a Streetscape Committee in the Summer of 2015 which I chaired, made up of members of the Architectural Review Board, Beatification Board, Chamber of Commerce, merchants, residents and Town staff. We met many times including taking several field trips and giving serious consideration to the overall theme of our Hamlet and making it as pedestrian friendly as possible. All with the understanding that we must be fiscally responsible with the tax dollars of our residents.

I understand that many residents are focusing on the aesthetics of the project, but it important to recognize that the genesis of this project is for infrastructure replacement. Our nearly century old water mains are years beyond their design life of 75 years. Sewer mains, installed over 50 years ago, are corroding from the outside in from sitting in acidic and unstable soil. This shift in the position of the main and manholes has contributed to the spike in sewer blockages which wreak havoc on our downtown businesses. This is evidenced by the pricing of the project — only 22% of the cost is for streetscape!

Click here for additional information.

NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Town Supervisor, New Castle

  • Downtown Infrastructure/Streetscape Bid Contract Awarded to ELQ Industries, Inc.
  • National Police Week
  • Two Great New Events this Weekend Join our Annual 10K/5K Run – Paws Walk & Kids Fun Run

More information available here.Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator

  • Mulch Sales
  • Parking Permits are Due!

More information available here.

Theater Camp at Chappaqua Performing Arts Center – Summer on Stage

Theater Camp at Chappaqua Performing Arts Center – Summer on Stage Learn and grow through the sounds of musical theater. Eight different Broadway themed weeks ending in a showcase where everyone shines! Summer on Stage is open to youth ages 5-15. Each week will run from 9am-3pm Monday – Friday at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. Click here to register.

  • Week 1: Beauty and the Beast – 06/26/17 – 06/30/17
  • Week 2: The Sound of Music – 07/05/17 – 07/07/17
  • Week 3: Seussical – 07/10/17 – 07/14/17
  • Week 4: Peter Pan – 07/17/17 – 07/21/17
  • Week 5: The Little Mermaid – 07/24/17 – 07/28/17
  • Week 6: The Wizard of Oz – 07/31/17 – 08/04/17
  • Week 7: Matilda – 08/07/17 – 08/11/17
  • Week 8: The Lion King – 08/14/17 – 08/18/17

Committee for Diversity & Inclusion Logo Contest

Diversity & Inclusion Logo Contest
Calling all Student Artists and Designers! Enter our Logo Art and Design Contest!

What Does Diversity & Inclusion Look Like? We’d love to see your ideas and help create our official logo for the New Castle Committee for Diversity & Inclusion. What does diversity and inclusion look like to you? See details here to enter.

NEW: Events At The Chappaqua Library

Lecture: Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017

Sun May 21 3:00The Westchester area will see, weather permitting, a partial solar eclipse obscuring about 70-75% of the sun’s disk at it peak during the afternoon of 8/21/17.

Paul Alimena, Westchester Amateur Astronomers, will share his videos of total eclipses and talk about the geometry of the solar system that makes eclipses possible.

Author Talk: The Family Imprint

Tue. May 23 7:00The Family Imprint CoverFormer Chappaqua resident and author, Nancy Borowick’s intimate story of her family, as her parents underwent parallel treatments for stage-four cancer. The story reads like a scrapbook and is filled with decades of memorabilia.

Her award-winning photographic project, Cancer: Family Ongoing was published nationally and internationally, including, The New York Times, and received the 2016 World Press Photo Award.

Recently, her media coverage was has included Sunday Morning with Jane Pauley on Sunday May 14, 2017 and a piece on CNN.

Film/lecture: imagine Summer: Georgia O’Keeffe: By Myself

Wed. May 24 7:00This 2016 BBC documentary celebrates her life. Commentary and discussion, by Larry D’Amico, library curator will follow. Additionally, he will focus on the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition currently at the Brooklyn Museum (thru 7/23)

NEW: Pancake Breakfast for Millwood Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary

pancakesPlease come support the Millwood Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary for their first annual pancake breakfast! Breakfast will be served on Sunday, May 21st from 8am-12pm at the Millwood Firehouse Headquarters (100 Millwood Road in Millwood). All proceeds benefit the 100% volunteer Ladies’ Auxiliary. We hope to see you there!

NEW: 80th Annual Strawberry Festival

Keeping the Tradition Alive- 80 Years! The Community is invited to join us in our annual celebration- Food, Games, Vendors, Petting Zoo and of course STRAWBERRIES!

Strawberry Festival Poster

Greeley Wrestling

Congratulations to the following wrestlers that competed this weekend in the NYS freestyle championships. They all wrestled great. Jacob Ferreira took 6th place earning All State.

  • Chris Sasso (10)
  • Matt Schreiber (10)
  • Nate Ferreira (9)
  • Jacob Ferreira (11)
  • Brendan Sullivan (11)
  • Ryan Welch (10)
  • Dominick Ruggiero (10)
  • Josh McMillan (11)
  • Andrew McMillan (10)
  • Josh Mathisson (11)

Greeley Wrestling Camp

( Only 20 spots left)
Camp Dates: July 24th through the 27th (Mon – Thursday)
Location: Horace Greeley High School (Gym)
Session 1 (Youth – 2nd grade to 6th grade) 10am – 2pm
Session 2 (Varsity – 7th grade to 12th grade) 3pm – 7pm
Click here for more details.Thanks Coach!

New Castle For Inclusion & Diversity Committee: 20th Annual Asian American Heritage Festival

Asian American Heritage Festival Flyer

Distracted Driver Diversion Course – Open to the Public!

The course is offered to persons ticketed for distracted driving offenses in the Town of New Castle. However, a few residents have expressed interest in attending this course, especially with their teenage drivers. This course is now open to anyone who wants to watch an impactful presentation that can change attitudes and cause drivers to make a decision to stop using electronic devices while driving.

We will be offering the course on 5/23, 7/10, 8/29, 10/23 and 12/21. The course starts at 7pm and lasts about one hour. All of the sessions are at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center (formerly known as Wallace Auditorium) except for the December 21st session which will be at the Chappaqua Library. Register here.

Registration is Open for Next Fall’s New Castle Field Hockey Association’s Program for 3rd-6th Graders

field hockey banner
Registration open for 3rd/4th/5th/6th Grade Fall 2017 Field Hockey Program Registration is now open for the New Castle Field Hockey Association’s Fall Clinics for rising 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. The clinics will be held on Saturday afternoons at HGHS from Sept. 9th through Nov. 11th.The sessions will be conducted by the HGHS Varsity coaches. Click here for the registration form and more information. Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

Friends of Greeley Theatre Fundraiser May 22

FGT Fundraiser poster
Incoming Freshman, Current Students & Parents are invited to a Fundraiser for Friends of Greeley Theater!

Come to meet Greeley Theater Director, Mr. Gellert, current members of the Greeley Theater Company, the Friends of Greeley Theater Board, and to enjoy LIVE student entertainment. Learn how you can get involved in the Greeley Theater community and be a part of our efforts to create excellent theater opportunities for our students. Food and Drink will be provided and there will be a silent auction featuring item donated by our favorite local merchants.

We look forward to see you on May 22!

Tickets: $20 each Click here to RSVP.

Millwood-West End Advisory Board

The Millwood-West End Advisory Board (“MWEAB”) monitors events in and represents the interest of Millwood and the West End of Town. The Board advises the Town Board about programs that will contribute to making the Hamlet of Millwood and the West End attractive and comfortable areas for both residents and businesses. The Board works in cooperation with the Town’s Beautification Advisory Board, Conservation Board, Planning Board, Board of Architectural Review and Housing Advisory Committee.

The goals of MWEAB include improving the appearance of Millwood and the West End by cleaning up messy areas, removing unsightly objects and working with the Town and property owners to correct zoning violations.

The appointment is for a three (3) year term. Meetings are held the second Thursday of every month.

A resume with a cover letter identifying why you would like to become a member of the MWEAB should be submitted to Jill Shapiro, the New Castle Town Administrator at

Neighborhood Speed Awareness Campaign

Problems with speeding vehicles often involve local drivers who are daily roadway users and live in or nearby the affected neighborhood. A Speed Awareness Campaign is an effective way to remind local drivers to lower their speeds and be extra cautious in residential neighborhoods. These campaigns are a great way for New Castle residents and police to work together to make the neighborhood safer.

For the campaign to work we need at least a few (hopefully many) neighbors who will agree to place a “Drive Like Your Kids Live Here” lawn sign in front of their home during the campaign. One neighbor will be the contact person who will distribute the signs to the neighborhood volunteers. The Police Department will install similar metal signs at appropriate locations near the entrance to the neighborhood. The campaign will run for at least two weeks. If requested the neighborhood will be placed on a rotation list and the campaign will return on a rotating basis once or twice annually.

We also offer similar “Keep Kids Alive, Drive 25” signs for streets with a 25mph maximum speed limit.

If you are interested in bringing a speed awareness campaign to your neighborhood, please contact the office of the Chief of Police – or call 914-238-7292.

Thank a Volunteer First Responder Day

First Congregational Church: Youth Shoe Drive

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