New Castle Community eNewsletter 05/31/19

The New Castle eNewsletter

NEW: Art Around Town – RESCHEDULED for Fri, May 31

art around townArt Around Town has been rescheduled for Fri, May 31st. Same time – 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Same place – downtown Chappaqua. Join us for the 5th annual Art Around Town when downtown Chappaqua becomes a huge art gallery! Libations, food, art and community! And celebrate our almost finished sidewalks!
art map

NEW: Paper Shredder

shredding truckThe Confidential Paper Shredding trucks are coming to the Town of New Castle Recycling Center, 210 Hunts Lane, Chappaqua Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10AM-1PM. New Castle residents only.

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

strawberry festival

Church of St. John & St. Mary Spring Festival May 31 – June 2

spring festival

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.

National Gun Violence Awareness Day – Community Gathering – June 7, 2019

Please join us for a community gathering at the gazebo on Friday, June 7th, 6:30pm to show support for the effort to prevent the tragic effects of gun violence and to honor and value human lives and encourage responsible gun ownership. In January 2013, Hadiya Pendleton, a teenager who marched in President Obama’s second inaugural parade, was tragically shot and killed just weeks later. To help honor Hadiya, a national coalition of organizations has designated the first Friday in June, as the 5th National Gun Violence Awareness Day. National Gun Violence Awareness Day asks everyone who believes we can do more to save American lives from gun violence to do one simple thing: Wear Orange!

NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • Memorial Day Parade
  • Thank You Girl Scouts
  • Art Around Town – 5th Annual Opening Night
  • Downtown Chappaqua
  • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
  • Chappaqua Crossing
  • National Gun Violence Awareness Day – Wear Orange – June 7th
  • Leaf Blower Environmental Protection Law
  • Westchester County Airport
  • Recreational Marijuana
  • New Basketball Court and Inclusive Playground
  • Multi-Use Trail RFP
  • Reusable Bag Initiative

Click here to read the full Supervisor’s Report.

Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator, New Castle

  • Memorial Day
  • Confidential Paper Shredding Returns
  • Parking Permit Renewals are Due

Click here to read the full Administrator’s Report.

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – Strawberries, ramp ketchup and swordfish tacos!

farmers market headerNot together of course. But all available at the market this week. Yes, the BIG FISH food truck from Mt. Kisco Seafood is pulling in around 9 a.m. Make sure to save room for their fish sandwiches and raw bar offerings, too.

You are going to be seeing a lot of strawberries in the next few weeks so best to be armed with recipes. It helps that these berries are so versatile, and as comfortable in a biscuit, as they are in a salad or in a glass of wine (see below!).

Who can resist the American classic: strawberry shortcake. You can choose to make the recipe from scratch, or, since Brooklyn Biscuit is in the house this weekend, you can buy some homespun biscuits from Liz and save yourself a step or two. If you’re really short on time, or feeling lazy in the kitchen (it happens to the best of us) you can even use some of McGrath Cheese Co.’s cultured cream instead of whipping your own.

Read more here.

Chappaqua Performing Arts Center – Bring It On

Young Writers contest Winners in May

Below are the winners of the Friends of the Chappaqau Library Young Writers Contest if we can include in the next newsletter.

All written works can be found here.

2019 Award Winners

First Name Last Name Name of Essay 

Middle School

Fiction1st place Tessa Wheeler Snow Day
2nd place Emmie Shapiro Sunflowers
3rd place Alexa Troob Chosen
Honorable Mention Mia Vieira Shadows of El Morro
Honorable Mention Gabrielle Wheeler Errata

Non Fiction
1st place Helen Van Denbergh-Curry Unheard Stories from Key West
2nd place Devisi Goel The Power of Names
3rd place Leela Young Gulab Jamun
Honorable Mention Patrick Fang A Bite for Benefit
Honorable Mention Jenna Rosenberg Robert E. Bell: Educational Leader
Honorable Mention Elliott Saiontz The Number on Great Grandpa’s Arm
Honorable Mention Tessa Wheeler My Psychiatrist is a Bag of Doritos

1st place Grace Frasch Salty Strong Currents
2nd place Campbell Gavin Snapshot Poem
3rd place Devisi Goel Brief Moments Of Time
Honorable Mention Julia Aram Wonders
Honorable Mention Ava Choi The Children in White
Honorable Mention James Chintomby 3 Summers Ago
Honorable Mention Lori Zelikson Where I’m From


High School

1st place Sophie Nadel The Life and Death of Violet Barnes
2nd place Erica Dunne Amelia
3rd place Evan Bazel Not Human Enough
Honorable Mention Kathryn Genda 1600 and 36
Honorable Mention Noah Goldstein Land Of Liberty
Honorable Mention Lori Saxena A Woman’s PainNon Fiction
1st place Lauren Schmutz My Grandmother’s Journey
2nd place Zoya Yan Green and Gold
3rd place Linda Zhang Grandmother
Honorable Mention Rohan Acharya It’s About Time
Honorable Mention Ellie Leibner The I Building

1st place Luke Mozarsky Hewins St
2nd place Erica Dunne Who Am I
3rd place Linda Zhang The Weight of Absence
Honorable Mention Elizabeth Chen We Are All Dysfunctional
Honorable Mention Lori Saxena America Was Never America

NEW: New Castle Trivia

new castle trivia logoIn 1828/1829, the Quakers divided into two sects – what were the names of these sects?

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

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.

HGHS Varsity Football Strongman Competition

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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

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.

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