New Castle Community eNewsletter 08/04/17

New Castle Community eNewsletter 08/04/17

The New Castle eNewsletter

Movies in Millwood

The Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce, with major support by Drug Mart, present Movies in Millwood on four Friday nights in August.Moana: Fri, 8/4: 8:30pm

Sing: Fri, 8/11: 8:30pm

The LEGO Batman Movie, Fri, 8/18: 8:30pm

The Jungle Book, Fri, 8/25: 8:30pm.

Millwood Park, 235 Saw Mill River Rd. (Rt. 100, next to Rocky’s)

NEW: Exceptional People Committee Present ‘Think Differently Thursday’ at Dutchess County Fair

On Aug. 24, a special early gate opening at 9 a.m. will allow these individuals and their families to enjoy the Dutchess County Fair ahead of loud noises and large crowds. Special sensory sensitive hours on the carnival midway also will take place.

Special needs families will have first entry to the fairgrounds one hour before the official 10 a.m. start time and the opportunity to enjoy the fairgrounds ahead of large crowds, including the animal barns on Livestock Hill and the 4H Exhibit Hall.

While not all of the attractions and exhibits will be open at 9 a.m., the soft opening provides families a chance to ease into their day at the fair by arriving early.

The Dutchess County Fair runs Aug. 22-27, opening at 10 a.m. each day. Special needs families coming to enjoy Think Differently Thursday on Aug. 24 should enter the fair at the main ticket gate.

Admission and ride tickets can be purchased online, at an advance sale discount rate, or on-site. Children under 12 are free.

For more information and a full schedule of the Dutchess County Fair’s events, visit

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market: August Fruit: Eggplant!

This is the moment in summer when colors start to change at the market, as the night shades (eggplants, peppers, tomatoes) fill the bins. We have so many eggplant varieties at the market this year from Asian varieties that are slender and striated, to Fairy Tale eggplant and the classic, dusky Black Beauties.I see so many folks pick them up, admire their smooth glossy skin and deep pigment but put them back because, well, “spongy.” I believe that is the word non-eggplant eaters use to describe this fruit (yes it is a fruit) that deserves more respect and a place of honor in the kitchen. It’s as delicious and versatile in the winter as it is in the summer. And, for all you vegetarians and vegans out there – it’s a great substitute for meat because of its heft and texture.

Read more at the blog here.

What are the kids doing the rest of the Summer?

Flag Football CampTOUCHDOWN! Flag Football Camp welcomes anyone entering grades 3-7. This is going to be a fun week of learning fundamental skills and rules of both flag football and real football! Please note the location has been changed to Bell Middle School. Registration/Info available here

Bizzy Girls

For girls ages 6-12, a 5 day mini-camp that will teach girls how to create a product line, develop business skills, sell products and build confidence. August 14-18, 2017 at the new Castle Community Center Registration/Info available here.

Basketball Camp

Terry Teachout’s Shooting Boot Camp has become a New Castle tradition for youth basketball players in town. This week long camp is open to all players ages 7-17. Registration/Info available here.

Summer on Stage

Open for ages 5-15, Standing Ovations Studios and New Castle Recreation 7 Parks is running two week long theater camps. Each week concludes with a show on stage at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. Registration/Info available here


Theater for the younger ones (ages 3-5). Only one class remains open, Alice in Wonderland August 7-18, 1:30pm-2:30pm. The program concludes with a performance on stage. Registration/Info available here.

Mini Warror Training Camp

Allow your little ones to bring out their inner WARRIOR. Join us for a week long camp that will focus on training for the Minds, Body, & Soul. S.P.O.R.T. will combine Spartan training, Playing games, Obstacle courses, Relay racing and Team building. Focus will be placed on stretching and mental awareness both in life and sports. Open for boys and girls ages 6-10. This camp is like NO OTHER! August 28-Sept. 1. 10am-1pm Registration/Info available here.

Multi Sports Camps

With up to 16 sports in one fun program, this camp offers variety, quality and fun that cannot be matched! Focusing on teamwork and sportsmanship, your child will learn the skills and rules of different sports, before putting them to practice in fun scrimmages and games. Ages 5-11 Registration/Info available here

Please join the League of Women Voters of New Castle on Tuesday August 1, 2017 any time between 6 till 9 pm in the beautiful Amy’s Garden* at Crabtree’s Kittle House, for a Small Bites, Sparkling Wine & Martini Menu (including non-alcoholic options) – all for a special price and a great cause!Tap Room and Dining Room menus are also available.

Crabtree’s Kittle House will be making a donation of 30% of the evenings Sparkle For A Cause proceeds to League of Women Voters of New Castle (excluding tax and gratuity)

Please call the Kittle House, 914-666-8044 to make reservations and mention SPARKLE

Plastic Bag Recycling

Plastic Bag Recycling

By the New Castle Sustainability Advisory BoardCan plastic bags be recycled with curbside pickup?
The short answer is no.

This is based on the requirements from ReCommunity, the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Beacon, NY that receives and processes our recyclables. Specifically:

  • Plastic bags (single-use shopping bags, newspaper bags, produce bags, chip bags, dry cleaning bags and Ziploc-type bags) cannot be recycled at curbside pick-up.
  • Plastic bags, including blue bags, cannot be used to contain recycling. Recyclables for curbside pick-up must be loose in recycling bins.
  • These rules also apply to recyclables being brought to the Recycling Center (210 Hunts Lane, Chappaqua)

For more information on recycling plastic bags, please go to the SAB website.New Castle collects around 200 tons of recyclables per month, but many households still have items going into the trash that should be recycled. For more recycling tips, please check out the Single Stream Recycling flyer below and go to our Department of Public Works’ recycling page.

Please contact the Sustainability Advisory Board at for additional questions or comments.

Chappaqua Community Day

This year, the annual Chappaqua Community Day will be held on September 16th at the Chappaqua Train Station parking lot. Community Day is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chappaqua. It’s a great opportunity to showcase your businesses and organizations to residents. Please review the attached Registration Form for more information. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis.

Rotary Club of Chappaqua is a community organization made up of residents, leaders of the community, and local business owners. The Club meets locally every Monday. In additional to having lunch together, meetings include a speaker dealing with a topic of local and/or global importance, as well as updates on Rotary projects. However, most of the real work of Rotary takes place outside of the weekly meeting. The Club gives back to local organizations and projects, helps organize community events, and support the initiatives of Rotary International. Please email Daniel Griffin – – for an application.

A Party in Greeley’s Garden: Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in NYS

Railroad Crossing Safety: Red Flashing Lights

A controlled railroad crossing usually has red lights along with a crossing gate. Wait for gates to rise AND for the red lights to stop flashing – that’s the law.

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.

New Castle Flag Football League

The very popular NFL Flag Football League is coming back again this Fall to New Castle. This program is for kids in grades 3-6 (Fall of 2017). The program will begin on the first week in September with team practices on the 6th and 8th. Weekly practices will then occur on Mondays along with one weekly game scheduled on either Wednesday or Friday evenings under “the lights” at Recreation Field. Spots are limited so early registration is encouraged. Participants will receive a NFL team jersey. Mouth guards are required.Click here to register.

Habitat for Humanity of Westchester Raffle for a BMW

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

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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.

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