New Castle Community eNewsletter 02/22/19

The New Castle eNewsletter

NEW: Chappaqua Rotary’s Annual Charter Night Dinner

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Chappaqua Rotary is proud to announce that they have named their annual community service award after Joan Corwin. Joan, owner of the Chappaqua Bus Company, was a beloved Rotarian. Joan’s generosity, energy, and kindness helped countless people and inspired us all.

This year the Joan Corwin Community Service Award will be presented to Ben and Debbie Lieberman in recognition of their extraordinary efforts to promote awareness of distracted driving and enact legislation “Evan’s Law” designed to save lives. Their dedication to raising money for Westchester Medical Center through Evan’s Team is inspiring.

In keeping with this year’s motto, “Be the Good”, the Rotary will also honor two Horace Greeley High School seniors for their service to the community with a “Be the Good” Award. Dignitaries and community leaders will also be present. The award presentation will be part of the Rotary Club’s annual Charter Night celebration and dinner to be held at Crabtree’s Kittle House on Saturday, March 2, 2019 starting at 6:00 pm. The cost is $75. Click here to purchase tickets.

NEW: New Castle Trivia

new castle trivia logoBy the late 1800s, New Castle’s agriculture became less profitable, and more and more local farm owners became inclined to sell and move out. There were also potential buyers—affluent New York City businessmen seeking to acquire country estates. These homeowners, who often located their mansions on high ground with long vistas, were familiarly given this nickname.

Check the New Castle Historical Society’s Facebook Page or website for the answer every Friday.

Please consider joining or renewing your membership in the historical society today

NEW: Will President Trump Blow Up the Global Trading System

Monday, February 25, 2019 @ 12 noon
Location: Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
Facilitator: Richard Dye
Guest speaker (Skype) Edward Alden

Mr. Alden is the Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, specializing in U.S. economic competitiveness, trade, and immigration policy. He is the author of the book, Failure to Adjust; How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy, which focuses on the federal government’s failure to respond effectively to competitive challenges on issues such as trade, currency, worker retraining , education and infrastructure.

His first book, The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration and Security Since 9/11, was a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas book prize. He has written widely for major newspapers and made numerous media appearances.

The Chappaqua Orchestra – Together in Music

orchestraConductor Barbara Yahr and TCO partners with New Castle’s Every Person is Connected (“EPIC”) Committee for an interactive and inclusive Family Concert spotlighting the special needs community playing with the orchestra.

Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 4 PM – 5 PM
Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 N Bedford Rd, Chappaqua Tickets can be purchased here.

ChappPAC – Free Workshops

FREE Musical Theatre Workshop: Empowerment Through Musical Theatre; Yes You Can!

Saturday, March 2nd 11:00am-1:30pmFrom the Audition to Opening Night come learn about what it takes to make it on stage! The focus of this Workshop is to show you what you have on the inside and to show you how to bring it out! Let go of fear and doubt and get yourself on that stage and in the show. Work with our amazing instructors led by NYC Actor and Choreographer Michael Fielder (Off-Broadway/Nat’l Tours: Mambo Kings, Carnival, Havana After Dark). Come and be inspired to take your skills to the next level.

FREE Musical Theatre Workshop: Frozen The Musical

Saturday, March 16th 11:00am-1:30pmJoin Westchester’s finest musical theatre instructors on-stage and learn a song and dance combination from Frozen The Musical. At the end of the workshop we invite all the parents and siblings into the theatre to watch the kids perform what they have learned on stage!
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25 Prospect Street

On Wed, Feb.27th, 7pm, 25 Prospect Street will be shown at the Jacob Burns Film Center. 25 Prospect Street is a documentary about the Prospector Theater, which is an incredible theater located in Ridgefield, CT which provides employment opportunities to people with disabilities. We hope to follow the model of the Prospector Theater for our Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, working with our Every Person is Connected (EPIC) Committee.
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Considering a Run for CCSD School or Library Board?

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Author Talk and Panel Discussion: Parkland: Birth of a Movement, by Dave Cullen

parklandA year after the shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS, Dave Cullen, the NY Times bestselling author of Columbine, offers an intimate, moving account of the teenage survivors who became activists and pushed back against Congressional leaders and the N.R.A.

Dave has written for Vanity Fair, Buzzfeed, Politico, New Republic, Newsweek, Guardian, Washington Post and appeared on Today, NBC Nightly News, PBS Newshour, CBS Sunday Morning, Nightline, Morning Edition, Anderson Cooper 360, Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, Lawrence O’Donnell, Hannity, and more.

Q & A to follow with a questions from Chappaqua Interfaith Council and HGHS Political Awareness Club.

Co-sponsors: The Friends of the Chappaqua Library, Chappaqua Interfaith Council, Chappaqua P.T.A., Town of New Castle & Horace Greeley HS Political Awareness Club.

Monday, February 25, 2019 @ 7PM at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center.

Chappaqua Continuing Education Spring 2019 Session

“Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you’ll ever have is your mind and what you put into it.” ~ Brian Tracy

Are you curious about podcasting, looking to learn a new language, or interested in improving your culinary skills?

The Chappaqua Continuing Education Spring 2019 program offers over 80 courses (35 new classes and 49 returning favorites) in a wide range of categories from which to choose with many no-commitment, one-night classes.

  • Art & Art Appreciation
  • Computers
  • Culinary
  • Dance
  • Exercise
  • Finance
  • Games & Fun
  • Garden
  • Hobbies
  • Home
  • Self Discovery Wellness
  • Technology
  • World Languages

Some classes begin March 11th. Register early to ensure your spot. Many classes sell out. We do cancel classes for lack of enrollment, so don’t delay in expressing your interest.

For more information and to register, please visit our site or call 914-238-7201 x2318.

We look forward to seeing you in class!
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CCSD Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year

class of 2032Chappaqua Central School District children who will be 5 years old by December 31st of this year are eligible to begin kindergarten in the Fall of 2019. Registration packets will be mailed at the end of February to those households that may have an eligible child according to District records. To ensure that you receive a packet, please take a moment to pre-register your child by contacting Mary Marchionno, the District Registrar, at or 238-7200 ext. 1007. If you are uncertain whether or not your child is pre-registered with the District Office, you can contact Mrs. Marchionno as well and she will confirm. The District’s three elementary schools will be holding kindergarten registration on March 11-14, 2019, at which time a completed packet can be returned directly to the appropriate school.

Food Scrap Recycling Program Update

food scrap kitsThe pilot Food Scrap Recycling Program is turning out to be a big success. There are a few kits left at the Recycling Center. There are plenty of replacement bags. We are currently collecting around 8,000 pounds of food scraps per month. Every pound we collect means:

  • Reduced carbon and methane emissions
  • Savings to everyone in the town since we’re not paying to haul away garbage.
  • More very rich nutrients returned to the earth to help grow more food without chemicals

Join the crowd. Get your kit at the Recycling Center before there are none left.

NCHS – February Is Museum Membership Month

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NCBSA LogoNCBSA – 2019 Registration is Now Open!

Spring 2019 Recreational Season Baseball and Softball registration is now open!

Click here to view all the details on how to register.

Interns Wanted

interns wanted signIf you or someone you know is a resident and will have at least one year of college completed as of June 2019 – with knowledge of GIS – the Town is offering $1,500 six week full time internships. In addition, there are a few administrative internships available.

In addition, our Department of Public Works has opportunities for residents looking for outside work this summer. This summer if you are a 19 year old with a clean driving records we will have two positions for painting fire hydrants at $15 an hour.

Applications for all positions should be directed to Town Administrator Jill Shapiro at Please provide a good contact number/email address for us to reach you along with a resume. The deadline for submission is February 1.

New Castle Historical Society – A Stitch in Time

Ongoing, Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 1 pm – 4 pm

Exhibition on View: A Stitch in Time, Needlework from Westchester, 1774 to the Present.

needlepoint samplerThe NCHS’s exhibition, A Stitch in Time: Needlework from Westchester, 1774 to the Present, traces the artistry and social history of Westchester girls and women through needlework, from the colonial era to modern day. The exhibition focuses on the how and why of needlework: the techniques used, the skill and creativity exhibited, and the different ways in which the pieces represent evolving societal expectations of women and girls. The exhibition features over 20 samplers from throughout Westchester County, New York.


potholesResidents can report potholes to

Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce

The Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce sends out an eletter every week with news, deals and updates from local businesses. If you’d like to be added to the mailing list, please send an email to