New Castle Community eNewsletter 04/12/19

The New Castle eNewsletter

NEW: #TrashtagNewCastle Challenge

beautification advisory boardJoin the Beautification Advisory Board by accepting the #Trashtag challenge to clean-up our community this April. #Trashtag is a global movement that is sweeping social media. The idea is simple: 1) choose a street or neighborhood, 2) snap a before photo, 3) clean up and leave your bags for curbside collection, 4) post photos of your efforts on social using #TrashtagNewCastle to inspire others to do the same.

Tag You’re It! Want to issue a #TrashtagNewCastle challenge? Choose a friendly rival (neighborhood, sports team, Scout Troop etc.) and challenge them to see who can collect more trash. At the end of April the winning team (who collected and posted a photo with the most bags) will be announced here…stay tuned!

Pick up plastic bags all month at: Town Hall, the Recycling Center and Hardware Stores in both Chappaqua and Millwood.

YOU CAN START BEFORE CLEAN-UP DAY, APRIL 27TH! Join the challenge today!

NEW: New Castle Community Media Center Announces Photo Competition

NCCMC LogoThe New Castle Community Media Center (NCCMC) invites photographers to enter the Digital Photo Competition for the new Town of New Castle website. This competition is open to photographers of ALL ages who live, work or go to school in the Town of New Castle. The overall theme for the Town of New Castle website is “Our Town.”

In selecting photos for the website we will look for images that showcase the Town of New Castle and its hamlets (Chappaqua and Millwood), from landmarks and defining features to events and celebrations.

We are looking for digital images that celebrate and highlight the beauty of the Town of New Castle. We are especially interested in colorful and unique images that showcase the following traits: essential aspects of town and hamlet life, the changing seasons of New Castle and memorable New Castle events and celebrations.

The competition launches on April 15, 2019. Photos must be submitted in digital format to NCCMC using this link by June 30, 2019.

The winning images will be appear on the Town of New Castle website. All entrants featured on the website will receive photo credit.

For questions, please contact us at photos@nccmc.com.

NEW: TIOLI Shed – Looking for Volunteers

TIOLI VolunteersThe Take It Or Leave It Shop at the station will be open on Saturdays from now to November, weather permitting (no snow, freezing temperatures or steady rain). Reminders: items may be dropped off from 8:30 am but not later than 11:30, and shoppers are welcome 9-12. Please no books, clothes, cassettes, electronics, or things in bad condition. If you have something large, you may post a photograph on our bulletin board. Only New Castle residents can leave things because we have limited space and everything not taken must go back in the shed at noon. But anyone in neighboring communities, as well as New Castle, may take things. Items should be handed to staff volunteers, who will unpack and place things.

The Shop had a wonderful opening day last week. It was a perfect day of Leaving (“Hooray, a clean attic!”) and Taking (“I can’t believe you have just what my daughter needs!”). Perhaps the most enthusiastic customers were a young family with a new home in town. They found all kinds of household equipment and their toddler found a rocking horse.

Now – anyone interested in joining as a volunteer? 8-12 Saturday mornings – great if you can come for the full 4 hours, and every week, but less would also be appreciated. Strong arms and backs particularly useful, but also not mandatory. It’s truly one of the most satisfactory occupations ever.

NEW: ChappPAC – Jazz at Lincoln Center
The Abyssinian Mass

The works of Gospel Music and Jazz have always shared a close bond. On Wynton Marsalis’ Abyssinian Mass, the worlds come together as a full gospel choir, led by master artist Damien Sneed and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, roar through one of the most joyful ecstatic , and life-affirming pieces of music ever written.

The screening also features a sermon prepared and delivered by Rev. Calvin Butts of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem

Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 7PM
Complimentary refreshments and wine provided by The Friends of the Chappaqua Library.
Cosponsor: Town of New Castle.
Location: Chappaqua Performing Art Center

Just in case you missed it logoNEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • Poppy
  • April is Genocide Awareness Month
  • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
  • Downtown Chappaqua
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
  • Welcome Guide
  • New Castle Basketball Court & Playground
  • Recreational Marijuana
  • #TrashtagNewCastle Challenge
  • New Castle Seniors Invite Greeley Students to Shine at Spring Concert

Click here to read the complete Supervisor’s Report.Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator, New Castle

  • 2019 Town and County Taxes
  • Assessor Appointments
  • Mike Martus Internship Opportunities
  • NYSDOT to Host Open House for the Empire State Trail: On-Road Segment of the North County Trail

Click here to read the complete Administrator’s Report.

NEW: United for Youth – If They Had Known

What You and Your Teen Need to Know About Risky Drinking Behaviors

If they had known imageJoin New Castle United for Youth on Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 pm in the new K110 auditorium at Horace Greeley High School to view the short film “If They Had Known”, a documentary spoken by kids to kids about the risks of the current party culture. The film will be followed by a debrief discussion led by Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps Second Lieutenant Kate Clough and Greeley Student Assistance Counselor Carolyn D’Agostino.

Learn the facts all parents, teens and young adults need to know to keep everyone safe while having a good time. This movie is a must see for parents of high school and college students. Bring your teens, the presentation is appropriate for students grades 9 and up.

NEW: League of Women Voters Annual Meeting & Luncheon

LWV luncheon flyer

NEW: Complicit: The Untold Story of Why the Roosevelt Administration Denied Safe Haven to Refugees

complicit flyerThe documentary, “Complicit: The Untold Story of Why the Roosevelt Administration Denied Safe Haven to Refugees” will be shown in its entirety (66 minutes in length). The film explores the refusal of Cuba, the U.S. and Canada to grant safe haven to Jewish refugees on board the SS St. Louis in 1939. The film features interviews with refugees onboard the ill-fated ship, puts FDR “on trial” for his involvement, and shows never-before-seen footage of a U.S. Special Envoys expose of America’s inadequate response to the crisis.

Filmmaker Ruth Kalish, who co-produced and co-directed the film will be at the event for a post screening discussion and Q&A. In addition, Jane Ginns, who is on the Board of Directors of HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), will speak about America’s current refugee policies and related immigration issues.

Click here to purchase tickets.

NEW: New Castle Trivia

new castle trivia logoIn what year was the current Chappaqua Railroad Station opened? Who donated the land to allow for its construction at its present location? Bonus question: The road leading to Chappaqua Station is named Woodburn Avenue. Who is it named after?

New Castle Trivia, in collaboration with the Town of New Castle eNewsletter.

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

Recreation & Parks Department: Children’s Dance, Youth Computer Classes & Adult Evening Programs

The Town of New Castle Community Center offers a variety of classes for children, adults and seniors. Our spring classes will begin at the center on Monday, April 22. We hope you will take the time to view the following three links, which include our Children’s Dance Classes, Youth Computer Classes and our Adult Evening Programs. There is still time to register for these excellent programs. Any questions, please call 914-238-7287.

2019 Spring Children’s Dance Program

Click here to learn more about the program.

2019 Spring Adult Evening Programs

Click here to learn more about these programs.

2019 Spring After-School Computer Classes

Click here to learn more about these classes.

Fantastic Finds Celebrates Spring With Special Event

Fantastic Finds, an upscale resale shop at 400 King Street in Chappaqua, NY (in the Talbot’s shopping center,) will celebrate the season with a special Spring Fling on Saturday, April 13, from 10 am to 4 pm.

During the Spring Fling there will be free refreshments and basket drawings, pop-up sales and more. With your purchase receive a discount coupon to use another day. It’s a perfect time to start shopping for your spring and summer wardrobe, and for all of those special family events. Merchandise includes gorgeous clothing, jewelry and accessories for both men and women. Shoppers will also find many beautiful items perfect for gift-giving, such as a large selection of glassware, artwork, housewares, china, home decor, bric a brac, and more.

Fantastic Finds boasts a wide inventory of new and gently used items in pristine condition. All proceeds from sales at the shop benefit Support Connection, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization based in Westchester which provides free, year-round breast and ovarian cancer support services. The store is staffed with volunteers who handle sales, inventory, and accepting donations. Regular store hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 4:30 pm.

For more information, visit supportconnection.org/fantastic-finds, email fantastic.finds@supportconnection.org, or call: Fantastic Finds: 914-238-9200; Support Connection: 914-962-6402. Facebook: FantasticFindsSC. Instagram: @FantasticFindsSC.
spring fling flyer

Mulch and Compost Sale!

mulchSpring has arrived! Time to order your mulch/compost at the New Castle Recycling Center located at 210 Hunts Lane, Chappaqua during our business hours Weds-Sat 7am-11:15am & 12pm-2:30pm. We accept cash, credit cards(everything except American Express)and checks.

Checks should be made out to The Town of New Castle. Residents must arrange for their own delivery, please call 914-238-8091 for any questions.

It’s Time to be Part of the Solution Not the Pollution!!

NC BAB LogoSpring has sprung and now is the time to help clean up our Community. You are being asked to do your part – help pick up the litter on our streets near your home or wherever you walk. CLEAN UP DAY will be on Saturday, April 27th. HOWEVER, beginning on April 1st, plastic bags will be available at the following places so you can begin anytime:

  • Town Hall
  • The Recycling Center
  • Hardware Stores in Chappaqua and Millwood

The Beautification Advisory Board thanks you!

Spring Programs at the New Castle Historical Society

spring programs and events

Join us at the CSF Spring Benefit – Friday, April 26th!

spring benefit flyerCSF Spring Benefit and Raffle Tickets Now Available Online.

Cocktails, Hors D’Oeuvres & Dinner
Silent Auction & Raffles
Grants Showcase Presented by Teachers & Students

Music by:
Horace Greeley Quaker Notes
Horace Greeley Stage Band
Total Entertainment

We hope you will join us for a wonderful community evening celebrating our schools.

Click here to purchase Spring Benefit and raffle tickets.

Thank you to those families who have agreed to serve on our Benefit and Outreach Committees, our Spring Madness participants, our silent auction donors and our corporate sponsors.

The Chappaqua School Foundation Board

New Program – After Camp Care until 6:00pm!

The Town of New Castle is now offering after camp care for working parents who are unable to pick their child up after camp. We will be providing an after camp program at Bell Middle School from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. This will be offered for campers age 3 through grade 8! Tots campers from Grafflin will be bused over to Bell School at dismissal. After camp will include supervision until 6pm in a semi-structured environment, a daily snack, and transportation to Bell if necessary. Children can be picked up anytime between 3:00pm and 6:00pm but MUST be picked up no later than 6:00pm.

Click here for details and registration.
after camp care flyer

Town Camp Registration Is Open!

It’s that time of year again! Summer is almost here, and registration for Town summer camp programs is open. You can register online here or visit the Recreation Office!
summer camp flyer

Chappaqua Summer Scholarship Program

summer scholarship programHost families needed!

What is the Chappaqua Summer Scholarship Program (CSSP)?

Entering our 51st summer, our town has invited 22-24 highly motivated high school students from two under resourced schools in the Bronx for three summers of academic enrichment and after-school activities. Our program takes place in July and our students stay with two different host families for two weeks each.

Summer 2019 dates

Session I: Sunday, June 30 to Friday, July 12
Session II: Sunday, July 14 to Friday, July 26

The actual time commitment for a host family is ten days, as the students return to the their homes for the weekend right from school on Friday and return to Chappaqua Sunday night. Students are busy at CSSP classes and activities during the day.

How do you benefit?

Host families love the experience of sharing their hearts and homes with a CSSP student. All types of families have hosted—those with children or teens, empty nesters and single parents. Students need fueling with food, a little nudging with homework and some evening companionship. This truly is a life changing experience for both our young people from the Bronx and our Chappaqua families.

For more information visit our website or email informationcssp@gmail.com.

2019 Spring Program Information

Spring 2019 Programs

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

Potholes!

potholesResidents can report potholes to Pothole@MyNewCastle.org.

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 chapmillcoc@gmail.com.