New Castle Community eNewsletter 05/10/19

The New Castle eNewsletter

Chappaqua Garden Club Plant Sale May 9-11

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NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – We’re back at the Chappaqua Train Station

farmers market headerIt’s May in New York and that means there will be plenty of rhubarb, radishes, asparagus and ramps at the market as well as leggy tulips plucked yesterday from the fields at Stars of the Meadow Farm deep in Ulster County.

We are so pleased to announce that the Orchards of Concklin will be returning to the market this year after a hiatus. The always affable Brian with the easy smile and quirky sense of humor will be back manning the ever-brimming fruit stand starting next week. (This week Peter will be filling in for him).

We are also pleased as punch and super proud to announce that Fort Hill Farm, of New Milford CT, will be joining our vendor ranks this year. Farmers Rebecca Batchie and Paul Bucciaglia (dear friends of Simon at Sun Sprout Farm) will be offering the same stellar quality as Sun Sprout but a much wider variety with a crop plan that offers everything from cauliflower to watermelon and corn. Their prices are reasonable and they grow organically to boot. This is the large-scale produce vendor we’ve been waiting for. Please give them a warm Chappaqua welcome.

TIOLI Pet Supply Drive – Saturday, 5/11

pet supply driveDonate your pet supplies to the Take It Or Leave It Shed on Saturday, May 11th from 9-12p. This is a one day event! Bring in your old crates, pet carrier, toys, blankets, towels & other pet supplies. Like always, residents are welcome to take anything left at the shed. All donated pet supplies not taken throughout the day will be donated to SPCA of Westchester.

2019 New Castle Road Race!

Join us on May 19th for a fun and healthy morning!

1 mile Fun Run starts at 8:00am
5K and 10K races starting at 8:30.

The race begins and ends at Chappaqua Town Hall, 200 South Greeley Ave. All runners will receive a T-Shirt. Kids who run in the 1 Mile Fun Run will receive a medal.

Pre-register online from March 11th to May 15th for $20
Registration closed from May 16th to May 18th
Register day of race on May 19th starting at 7:15am for $25. Cash only.

Those who want to run the 1 Mile Fun Run AND the 5 or 10k will only be charged for one race. More Road Race Information here.
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NEW: EPIC Committee – Meet the BOE Candidates Night!

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NEW: LOWV – Candidates’ Night for CCSD School Board

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TIOLI VolunteersNEW: TIOLI Shed – Volunteers Needed!

The Take It Or Leave It Shop is looking for volunteers! Hours are 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: Senior Programming!

senior programsOn Friday, May 17, at 1:30pm, the Town of New Castle Police Department will present a discussion concerning the topic Fraud at the Town of New Castle Community Center for our Senior Citizen population. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided, sponsored by the New Castle PBA. Any questions, please call the Center at 914-238-8888.

On Friday, May 24, at 1:30pm, at the Town of New Castle Community Center, the New Castle Senior Artists will be displaying their own art work, accompanied by James Kulich, who will be entertaining all with some good Country and pop music. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Any questions, please call the Center at 914-238-8888.

NEW: Join Us for the Annual Memorial Day Parade

2018 memorial dayJoin us for the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday May 27th, starting at 10:30am, with memorial ceremonies at the victory corner monument (corner of King and Bedford road by Talbots/across from Walgreens). The parade assembles at 10:40am at Ridgewood Terrace and steps off at 11:00 am. Drop off for participants is at the intersection of 120 and Elm street between 10:30am and 10:45am. During the parade, traffic will be stopped for all motor vehicles except those participating in the parade along the route so please plan accordingly.

NEW: Thank a Volunteer First Responder Day, Tuesday May 28th 6:30-8:30

The Chappaqua Girl Scouts will be hosting the town’s 6th Annual “Thank a Volunteer First Responder Day” on Tuesday evening, May 28th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The event is to honor town’s volunteer first responders for the work they do all year long to keep our community safe. Residents are encouraged to visit the Millwood Fire Department, Chappaqua Fire Department and/or Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps to meet members and see the work they do. Please feel free to bring baked goods, children’s drawings or other expressions of gratitude. Our firefighters and emergency medical volunteers look forward to this event. For more information, please contact Chappaqua Girl Scout Troop Leader Suzanne Chazin at
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NEW: Pout Pout Fish – The Musical Production

the pout pout fishMay 25, 2019 at 11 am or 2 pm, Chappaqua Performing Arts Center

Kick off Memorial Day weekend by bringing the family to see The POUT-POUT FISH, a new musical based on the bestselling book series featuring whimsical puppets and live performers in a sweeping oceanic adventure! Presented by @TheaterWorksUSA.

Sponsored by Friends of Chapp PAC, the Gianna and Chazz Palminteri The Child Reach Foundation, Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival, Hip Kid, and Town of New Castle EPIC Committee.

Click here to purchase tickets.

NEW: St. Mary the Virgin’s Strawberry Festival – June 1st

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NEW: Shuttle Around Town

shuttle about townNew Castle strives to connect the Town’s three business areas to one another. Join us in supporting our first connection, which win provide shuttle service between Chappaqua Crossing and the Chappaqua Train Station. Shuttle service is free for anyone, and will run during morning peak train hours, evening peak hours, and a lunch time service. Service will be provided Monday through Friday and Saturday morning. Click here for the schedule.

NEW: HGHS Varsity Football Strongman Competition

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NEW: Team Build with Fuller Center for Housing

team buildFuller Center for Housing’s team building offers our local sport teams, community and civic groups a chance to roll up their sleeves and work together to build a home for families in need. Together, your team will have fun while working with your fellow teammates on a common challenge. Contact Jim Killoran, Fuller Center for Housing, at

NEW: Millwood Ladies Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser June 2

pancakesWhen: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Doors Open: 8 am
Last Seating: Noon

Where: Millwood Firehouse Headquarters
(100 Millwood Road in Millwood)

Suggested donation:
Adults $10
Family $25
Children (10 and younger) $5

Please come and support this 100% volunteer organization.

Spring Festival May 31 – June 2

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InterGenerate Community Garden at Millwood

The Millwood InterGenerate Community Garden is open for registration! A collaboration between the Town of New Castle and InterGenerate- a local non-profit that also runs the community garden at the Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the garden consists of 30 raised beds and is located at the base of Sand Street in Millwood. All New Castle residents who want to grow their own food are welcome – no experience required. There will be periodic classes for new gardeners and potluck social events throughout the season for all participants.

If you are interested, go to Click on Millwood, and fill out the information form. Suzi Novak, the garden coordinator, will answer questions and send registration materials to everyone who wants to join the garden. The grand opening is Saturday, May 11th, 10am. There are a couple of openings for the Chappaqua Garden this year as well.

NEW: Chappaqua Library Events

Topic: “US Foreign Policy and Diplomacy in the Trump Era”
Date: Monday, May 13, 2019 @ 10AM
Location: Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
Facilitator: Mal Nechis
Guest speaker via Skype: Jake Sullivan

Jake Sullivan is the Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College and a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Jake served in the Obama administration as national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden and Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State, as well as deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He helped lead the secret diplomacy that paved the way for the Iran nuclear deal in 2015.

Sullivan also serves as Co-Chair of National Security Action, a leading national security advocacy organization, and a Trustee of the International Crisis Group. He has written commentary on U.S. foreign and domestic policy in a range of publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, and Democracy Journal

Author Talk – Barons of the Sea: And their race to build the world’s fastest clipper ship

Author Steven Ujifusa writes the story of a handful of cutthroat competitors who raced to build the fastest, most profitable clipper ships to carry their cargo to America.

A 2012 top 10 Wall Street Journal author, Steven has a masters degree in historic preservation from U. of Pennsylvania. He has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning and NPR.

Wednesday May 15, 2019 @ 7PM @ New Castle Town Hall’s Assembly Room

2019 Castles of New Castle House Tour

Tickets Now Available for the “Castles of New Castle” House Tour
Thursday, May 16th
Ticket and Raffle Info:

Sponsored by: Korth & Shannahan Painting and Carpentry and Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Chappaqua Office. All proceeds benefit the New Castle Historical Society.

NCUFY Summer Opportunities

summer internNew Castle United for Youth, a federally funded community-based youth prevention coalition, is looking for high school students who want to take advantage of a great short term summer opportunity to learn leadership skills and help their community. New Castle teens who will be in high school next year are invited to apply to participate in the NCUFY summer internship. NCUFY works to reduce substance use in our community through collaboration, education, positive messaging and supporting substance free activities. Rising 9th and 10th graders are invited to apply to represent NCUFY at the Youth to Youth Eastern States Conference this July.

For more information and the applications, visit the website.

NEW: New Castle Trivia

new castle trivia logoThe land that became New Castle lay between the manors of two very prominent Dutch families in New York. What were the names of the manors? Alternately, what were the names of the two families?

Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

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

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.
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