New Castle Community eNewsletter 01/26/18

New Castle Community eNewsletter 01/26/18

The New Castle eNewsletter

Millwood DeCicco & Sons 1st Anniversary Party

One year in the books!
DeCicco & Sons, 230 Saw Mill River Rd, Millwood
Friday, January 26 at 5 PM – 9 PM

Watch Your Chappaqua Teachers Challenge The Harlem Wizards!

The Chappaqua School Foundation proudly presents the 2018 Chappaqua Challengers vs.The Harlem Wizards!Catch A Small Glimpse of the Fun Your Kids Will Have…

The Harlem Wizards will play against our teachers and faculty. Come out with the family to see the excitement!

Sunday, January 28, 1:30 p.m.
Horace Greeley High School Gym

Tickets are now on sale at:

  • Drug Mart of Millwood
  • Scattered Books in Chappaqua
  • or Online here.

$25 per ticket – General Admission Seating

$50 per ticket – Courtside Plus VIP Seats (ltd. qty) available only at Drug Mart of Millwood

Courtside Plus VIP Seats Include:

  • Guaranteed Premium Seats in 1st & 2nd Row,
  • Meet and Greet with the Wizards 45 minutes before the Game,
  • Souvenir Lanyard, Color Team Poster and a $15 discount on a Wizards replica jersey

For Ticket and Game Day Updates Follow us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

Habitat for Humanity – Help Us in 2018

NEW: New Castle Historical Society – Museum Membership Month

NEW: Vaping, Juuling and E-Cigarettes Presentation

Thank you to our wonderful presenters and the more than 75 parents who came out to learn more about vaping and the health of our youth. Attendees heard from Horace Greeley High School Principal Robert Rhodes, Dr. Richard Stumacher of Northern Westchester Hospital, Town of New Castle Supervisor Robert Greenstein and Student Assistance Counselor Carolyn D’Agostino about why we should be concerned about teens vaping and what is being done in our schools and town to combat the problem.

Did you miss the presentation? The video can be viewed here and a link to Dr. Stumacher’s slides can also be found in vaping section of the Parent Toolkit.

This event was presented in collaboration between New Castle United For Youth, Northern Westchester Hospital Center, the Chappaqua Central School District, the Chappaqua PTA and the Town of New Castle. Thank you to our presenters for giving of their time and expertise, and thank you to Caitlin Franze and David Hayes of the CCSD for producing the videotape.

NEW: Chinese New Year 2018


NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • Dr. Bill Flank – Gabby Rosenfeld Award
  • Chappaqua Downtown Revitalization
  • AAA Bond Rating
  • Resolution Urging Governor Cuomo and NYS Legislature to Adopt New Legislation to Help Alleviate the Economic Burden
  • Resolution Requesting The Introduction of Home Rule Legislation To Allow
  • Town Hall Basketball Court / Playground Project
  • RoboChaps
  • Millwood Sewers
  • Electric Shuttle Bus
  • North County Trailway
  • Westchester County Airport
  • Railroad Crossing Safety
  • Sidewalks
  • Safe Exchange Location – A Safe Place for Craigslist, eBay & Other Online Exchange Sites

For more information, click /” target=”_blank”>hereJill Shapiro
Town Administrator

  • 2017-2018 School Taxes are Due Wednesday, January 31 without penalty
  • Tax Receipts will be available On-Line

For more information, click here.

NEW: Town Camp – Registration Opens March 1st

NEW: Chappaqua Library Events


Author Talk: The Rough Patch: Marriage and the Art of Living Together

Wed., Jan 24, 2018 @ 7pm
Clinical psychologist Daphne de Marneffe offers a wise, radical and optimistic approach to marriage that considers both an individual’s development and the often relentless demands of a relationship. This is a warm and hopeful book for people trying to understand “where they are” on the marriage continuum. Newlyweds to those with miles of marriage behind them will find themselves in these pages. 

Academy Award Non-Winners

The Lost City of Z
Fri. Jan. 26, 2018 @ 7pm
A true-life drama centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s. Facilitated by Carol Durst-Wertheim Sponsored by The Friends of the Chappaqua Library 

Lecture: Noah’s Beasts: Sculpted Animals from Ancient Mesopotamia

Sun. Jan. 28, 2018 @ 3pm
Lecturer Sidney Babcock, Curator and head of the Dept. of Ancient Near Eastern Seals and Tablets of the Morgan Library and Museum discusses beautiful and durable artworks that provide insights into the sacred, profane, sacrificial and practical realities of the early Sumerian society considered the cradle of Western Civilization. Cosponsored by Peter Feinman and the Archaeological Institute of America (Westchester)

NEW: Congratulations to Boys G-Swim!

The Greeley Boys Swim and Dive team have just won their final dual meet of the regular season agains Rye. They have completed another UNDEFEATED season! The boys who are current seniors have 34 wins, 0 losses in their four years. . And they have also been conference champions each of their first three years with this year still to be determined next weekend.There are already more than a half dozen boys qualifying for States, with potentially more qualifying this weekend at the Conference meet.

New Castle Police Department Compliance Checks

Chief Charles Ferry is pleased to announce that the New Castle Police Department conducted alcohol compliance checks at 17 licensed establishments and that all businesses passed. These compliance checks were supported by New Castle United for Youth, a federally funded community coalition whose mission is to create a supportive and interconnected community for New Castle youth and their families by building relationships and addressing challenges that our youth face, including alcohol and other drug use, for the purpose of promoting a safe and healthy environment for our young people.

The department’s Alcohol Compliance Unit performed the checks during the month of November. All establishments followed state laws and prohibited the sale of alcohol to a minor. The establishments visited include:

  • Hilltop Wines and Spirits
  • Chappaqua Wine and Spirits
  • Rite Aid
  • Walgreens
  • DeCicco & Sons
  • Dodds Liquor City
  • Rocky’s Deli
  • Millwood Market
  • Pizza 238
  • Chappaqua Station
  • Spoon Asian Fusion
  • Quaker Hill Tavern
  • Le Jardin Du Roi
  • Chappaqua Tavern
  • Aesops Fable
  • Old Stone Trattoria
  • Spaccarelli’s Italian Restaurant

Working in cooperation with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, the New Castle Police accompanied underage buyers who attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages. Each location refused to serve buyers when they failed to present identification verifying that they were of legal drinking age.Chief Ferry stated that a town wide alcohol sales compliance check was overdue and thanked the New Castle United for Youth Coalition for funding the initiative and for the work they are doing to keep alcohol and drugs away from New Castle youth.

Recyclables in Plastic Bags Will Not Be Picked Up

Effective January 1, 2018, recyclables in plastic bags will not be picked up. All recyclables must be loose and unbagged and placed in recycling containers. This is based on the requirements from ReCommunity, the Material Recovery Facility in Beacon, NY, a for-profit facility that receives and processes our recyclables. Most bagged recyclables are NOT recycled and instead thrown in the trash!

For a complete explanation and for additional information on recycling, please go here or here.

If recyclables are in plastic bags, this SaniPro sticker will be affixed to the plastic bag as a reminder.

LOWV – 2018 Students Inside Albany

League of Women Voters of New Castle Seeks Interested Students to Apply to Attend the 2018 Students Inside Albany Conference

Are you a high school student with a strong interest in government or politics? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you. The League of Women Voters of New Castle is looking to sponsor a high school student to attend the 2017 Students Inside Albany conference to be held from May 20 to 23, 2018 in Albany. For more information or to obtain a copy of the application, please visit the League’s website. Applications are due February 9, 2018.

New Castle Senior Program: Lunch & Learn Lecture Series

Chappaqua PAC Spring Season

Chappaqua PAC Spring Season:

Exclusive Member Access With Code “CHAPP”Edwin McCain
Friday, March 9th at 8:00pm
Soulful Greenville, South Carolina-based singer/songwriter with roots in folk, pop, and Americana, Edwin McCain rose to fame with his hit song “I’ll Be”. Edwin comes to the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center this March.

An Intimate Evening With: Rickie Lee Jones
Friday, March 23rd at 8:00pm
Rickie Lee Jones, a two-time Grammy Award-winning singer (for Best New Artist 1980 and Best Jazz Vocal Collaboration in 1989), musician, songwriter, and producer comes to the PAC this spring. Over the course of a three-decade career, Jones has recorded in various musical styles including R&B, blues, pop, soul, and jazz standards. TICKETS

The Chappaqua Orchestra Presents: Music Is Science!
Sunday, March 25th at 3:00pm
TCO’s annual children’s concert features science educator Dr. Patrick Herak and guest conductor Douglas Droste in Music is Science, an educational and interactive concert introducing children to the orchestra, how scientific principles apply to the mechanics and sounds of musical instruments.

Mary Bridget Davies & Mia Dyson
Merging 21st century blues with classic influences, Mary Bridget Davies brings a refreshing twist to the genre. Mia Dyson is an Australian singer/ songwriter who plays with blues and roots influences. Both artists bring their strong sounds to the Chappaqua PAC this spring.

Bat Out Of Hell: A Tribute To Jim Steinman
A tribute to the music of Jim Steinman, including his work with Meatloaf, Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler and many others.

Leonardo Sandoval
Friday, May 11th at 8:00pm
Brazilian tap dancer Leonardo Sandoval, described by the Chicago Sun-Times as strong yet fine-boned, capable of authority and nuance, and praised by the New York Times for his rousing choreography, has established a reputation in the tap world and beyond for his musicality and for adding his own Brazilian flavor to the American art of tap dancing.

Calm Together
Saturday, May 12th at 3:00pm
Calm Together is a mass meditation led by Chappaqua’s own local Wellness Educator and Mindfulness Instructor, Daniel Lauter, joined by top area meditation, mindfulness, yoga and wellness teachers and performers.

Also known as Mindful Dan, Meditation DJ, for over 30 years, Daniel has lead an internationally recognized practice, composing for global meditation and mindfulness workshops with an eclectic, world-renown roster of musicians. He is an Integrative Music and Sound Practitioner within the healing arts field of Sound Therapy. He was one of the first to pioneer the experimental performance and vibrational qualities of Crystal Bowls in the United States, and has developed an extensive palette and collection of Sacred Sounds which he brings to his work. This includes didjeridu, ocarinas, rain sticks, crystal bells, crystal gongs, Tibetan and Himalayan bowls, and other Objects d’sound. Stay tuned for full event lineup announcements!!

Help Wanted

Please consider joining one of our volunteer committees. Click on the names to learn more. Here is the application to apply. Please email the completed application to Town Administrator Jill Shapiro,

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.

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.[UNIQID]