New Castle Community eNewsletter 03/01/19

The New Castle eNewsletter

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.

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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NEW: 2019 Spring Programs & Summer Camp Information

Spring 2019 Programs

Spring 2019 programs are now available for viewing. Registration begins March 11th! Register online or at the Recreation Office!
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Town Day Camp

Summer is almost here! Visit our website to view our camp information. Registration begins March 11th!
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NEW: Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program

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NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – Market-driven soups

farmers market headerEveryone should have three great soups in their repertoire. Three per season, that is.

Since our mild winter seems to be lingering, best to keep your soup pot at the ready. (During the winter months my tall, vintage Dansk soup pot is actually parked on the back burner of my stove.)

One delicious, hearty soup for vegetarians is a must. I can always count on this flavorful and filling Portuguese garlic soup to satisfy a crowd.

Read more on the blog.

NEW: Wasted! Story of Food Waste Socumentary Screening

Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chappaqua PAC, 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua

wasted the move flyerThe New Castle Sustainability Advisory Board and the League of Women Voters® of New Castle invite you to a screening of the documentary Wasted! The Story of Food Waste. Following the movie, special guest Leslie Lampert, proprietor of Ladle of Love and The Scrappy Chef, will share her favorite techniques for avoiding food waste. This event is free and open to the public.

Every year 1.3 billion tons of food is thrown away, adding up to one third of all food produced for human consumption. Wasted! The Story of Food Waste aims to solve the food waste problem by changing the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of chefs like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, and create a more sustainable food system.

Leslie Lampert is on a personal mission to reduce food waste in our area with her venture The Scrappy Chef, providing instruction on how to cook using back-of-the-fridge forgotten food, gently expired food items and leftovers. Leslie will help you learn how to transform the unspoiled food you trash into delicious, healthy meals and by eliminating food waste at home, you will end up saving time, money AND our planet.

Co-sponsored by the Greeley Environmental Club S.T.O.P. and Friends of the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact or visit the SAB website

View the trailer here.

NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • Rotary Club’s annual Charter Night
  • Con Ed Gar Moratorium
  • Reusable Bag Initiative
  • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
  • Chappaqua Crossing
  • North County Trailway – Millwood Replica Train Station
  • Sunshine Children’s Home
  • Joan Corwin Way
  • Pooper Scooper Law
  • Recreational Marijuana
  • Aaron Wolk – NYS Wrestling Champion

Click here to read the full Supervisor’s Report.

Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator, New Castle

  • Infrastructure Update
  • Pothole Season is Here!

Click here to read the full Administrator’s Report.

NEW: Robert E. Bell Theater Company Presents Anything Goes

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NEW: LOWV – Conversation with the Supervisor

LWV logoPlease join the New Castle League of Women Voters for a Conversation with the Supervisor on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 7 p.m. at New Castle Town Hall. Rob Greenstein is the Supervisor and chief fiscal officer of the Town of New Castle. He establishes agendas, presides over Town Board meetings, signs all agreements and contracts on behalf of the Town and is responsible for maintaining financial stability of the Town of New Castle.

Join us for a lively discussion on many topics and issues of the day.

NEW: CCSD 2019-20 School Budget Meeting Dates

Development of a school budget actually begins back in June of each year. Through the thoughtful work of District administrators, program directors and staff, the process is a collaborative effort that results in the thorough examination of educational programs and practices as well as the operations and infrastructure of the District. In addition, input is received from residents through the Finance Advisory Committee, from those in attendance at Board meetings who offer recommendations, and from those who write to the Board regarding the future direction of Chappaqua’s schools.

Please click here for a list of upcoming Board of Education meeting dates and scheduled presentations regarding the 2019-2020 CCSD School Budget.

NEW: Yale Alumni Speaker Series – Psychology and the Good Life

Thursday, March 7, 2019 @ 7PM
Chappaqua PAC, 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua

Over the span of one week in January 2018, Psyc. 157: Psychology and the Good Life became the most popular course in Yale University’s 300-year history. Laurie Santos, professor of psychology and cognitive science, began developing the course after her work as head of one of Yale’s residential colleges brought the mental health struggles of students on campus into focus.

Co-sponsors: Yale Westchester Alumni Association and the Town of New Castle

NEW: New Castle Trivia

new castle trivia logoHow many New Castle men enlisted in the United States army during World War I?

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

Considering a Run for CCSD School or Library Board?

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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.

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.

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.


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Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce

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