New Castle Community eNewsletter 11/17/17

New Castle Community eNewsletter 11/17/17

The New Castle eNewsletter

NEW: Chappaqua Interfaith Council Community Thanksgiving Service and Dinner

Join us at the Annual Chappaqua Interfaith Council Thanksgiving Service and Festive Meal
Sunday, November 19
3:00 pm Service
4:00 pm Meal
Hosted at Temple Beth El, 220 S. Bedford Road, Chappaqua

All are welcome!
There is no charge for the meal.
Share in this warm, wonderful annual community potluck celebration!

Chappaqua Interfaith Council members: Baha’is of New Castle; Chappaqua Friends Meeting; The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Episcopal; First Congregational Church; Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer; St. John and St. Mary’s Catholic Church; Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester; Upper Westchester Muslim Society.

HGSF Poker & Mah Jongg Night – Fri. 11/17

Westorchard Used Toy and Book Sale

On Sat., November 18th shop the Annual Westorchard Used Toy and Book Sale from 10-4! Find AMAZING deals on beautiful books (50 cents to 2 dollars), baby toys, puzzles, board games, bikes, dolls, arts and crafts, cars, action figures, video game consoles and games, DVDs, construction and transportation toys, pretend play, and SO much more! We even have a “boutique” section with items that have never been opened! We look forward to seeing you there! (25 Granite Road, Chappaqua)

NEW: Help Wanted

Please consider joining one of our volunteer committees. Click on the names to learn more. Here is the application to apply.

NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • Town Election
  • Small Business Saturday
  • Keeping and Raising of Chickens
  • Cell Service – Millwood
  • Westchester County Airport
  • Millwood Sidewalk Improvement Project
  • Senior Center – New Carpet

For more detail, click here.Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator

  • New Town Hall Hand Rail
  • 2018 Town Budget Forum
  • Construction Update
  • Happy Thanksgiving

For more detail, click here.

NEW: LWVNC – 2018 Town Budget Forum

The League of Women Voters of New Castle hosted a budget forum with Town Comptroller Robert Deary. Comptroller Rob Deary provided an overview of the budget process. You can watch the video here

Copies of the proposed budget are available online or upon request at Town Hall .

The public hearing on the budget will take place on Tuesday, November 28th at Town Hall. The Town Board is scheduled to vote on the budget at the December 12th Town Board meeting.

NEW: LWVNC – Interested in Running for Fire Commissioner?

On December 12, 2017, the New Castle Fire District No. 1 (Chappaqua Fire District) and the Millwood Fire District will hold their annual elections for Fire Commissioners. Several seats are open as described below.

The duties of Fire Commissioners are to oversee the administrative operations of the Fire District. These duties include but are not limited to: setting a budget and adjusting taxes to meet needs, maintenance and purchase of buildings, maintenance and purchase of fire apparatus and equipment, personnel matters, and setting administrative policies.

Two Fire Commissioner positions are open, one for a 5-year term, commencing January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2022, and one for a 4-year term, commencing January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2021 (to complete the 5-year term vacated by John Buckley). If you are a New Castle Fire District No. 1 resident and would like to run, call the NCFD No. 1 secretary at (914) 238-6287 to obtain a petition. The petition and signatures are due no later than November 22, 2017.

One Fire Commissioner position is open for a 5-year term commencing January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2022. If you are a Millwood Fire District resident and would like to run, please send a letter to no later than November 22, 2017.

NEW: New Castle Historical Society Holiday Events

NWAG Annual Art Show and Boutique at the Greeley House
Friday, December 1st through Sunday, December 3rd, Horace Greeley House, 100 King Street, Chappaqua
December 1 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
December 2 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
December 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Holiday Wine Around Town
December 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Spend an evening with the Chappaqua – Millwood Chamber of Commerce and friends Wine Tasting courtesy of local merchants. Swirl, Sniff, Sip & Enjoy! Several merchants in Chappaqua will host wine tastings from different regions in their shops. Take a look around the store and get some holiday shopping done while you taste!

Community Sing, Holiday Crafts, Tree Lighting, & Holiday Art Show
December 2 @ 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Schedule of Activities for Saturday, December 2:
New Castle Community Sing presented by the Chappaqua Orchestra at Robert E. Bell Middle School (3:30 pm – 4:30 pm) TCO’s assistant conductor Davis Knobloch leads the orchestra’s annual holiday sing-along at Bell Middle School.

Old Fashioned Crafts Workshop, Greeley House (4:30 pm – 6:30 pm)
Children of all ages are invited to create old fashioned crafts and to help us decorate the community tree. This workshop will be from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm.

As darkness falls, the Society’s Tree Lighting celebration (Greeley House) starts around 5:00 pm and marks the beginning of the holiday season. The Horace Greeley High School Madrigal Choir will lead us in carols; and as a special treat and to delight the little ones, that jolly old elf, Santa, will pay us a visit.

NEW: Seasonal Reminders from the Beautification Advisory Board

Seasonal Reminders from the Beautification Advisory Board

  1. Leaves must not be blown onto the street.
  2. Snow must not be shoveled onto the street.
  3. Garbage pails should be taken in as soon as possible after they are emptied.

NEW: Chappaqua Performing Arts Center: What Fresh Hell Live!

Comedians Margaret Ables and Amy Wilson bring their hit parenting podcast What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood to a live audience.

December 1 Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Chappaqua PAC 480 Bedford Road Chappaqua. Tickets available here.

NEW: Chappaqua Library Author Talk

Author Talk: Sport of a Lifetime: Enduring Personal Stories From Tennis

Wed. Nov. 29, 2:00pm

Author Judy Aydelott met and interviewed former Mayor David Dinkins, Wimbledon Champion Gardner Mulloy, world #1 Player John Newcombe and many more super senior tennis players with stories of their lives, passion for tennis and uplifting attitudes about life.

NEW: FCC Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale

NEW: Empty Bowls Westchester

Recreation & Parks Winter Catalog

The New Castle Recreation & Parks Department is offering some great recreation programming this Winter. Continue to check back as we will continue to add more and more programs for kids, adults and seniors. Stay active in 2018! View Catalog here.

Every Person Is Connected Committee Presents Swim Team

Rec-News Email List

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The Recreation Department works to continually bring new programs and events to the community, and as a result some new programs/events may be added after finalizing the program brochure. If you would like to stay informed of all department happenings, please subscribe to the “RecNews” e-mail list by clicking here.

TIOLI VolunteersTake It Or Leave It Shop

The Take It Or Leave It Shop will be open until November 18, weather permitting. But please do not leave anything on the 11th or the 18th, since anything that isn’t taken will need to stay in the shed over the winter.

The First Congregational Church of Chappaqua Private Estate Sale

We are compelled by our faith to follow in the path of Jesus Christ, by both listening to and spreading God’s love to all people.

Artful Holidays

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.