New Castle Community eNewsletter 09/07/18

The New Castle eNewsletter

9-11 Ceremony

Please join us as the Town of New Castle marks the seventeenth anniversary of 9-11. We will commemorate this solemn day with a memorial service honoring and remembering all those affected and the thousands who lost their lives, including three New Castle residents. The memorial will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 6:30 P.M. at the Gedney Park, Millwood Road (Route 133).

NEW: TIOLI Bike Exchange – This Saturday, 9/8

Bike ExchangeDonate your old bikes to the Take It Or Leave It Shed this Saturday, September 8th from 9-12p. This is a one day event! Like always, residents are welcome to take anything left at the shed. All donated bikes not taken throughout the day will be donated to Neighbor’s Link in Mount Kisco. Thank you to Hickory & Tweed in Armonk for refurbishing the bikes before they are donated.

NEW: TIOLI Shed – Halloween Costumes & Accessories

The TIOLI Shed already has a number of Halloween costumes and accessories. They have a clothes line as well as a rack if people want to leave costumes. Because of space limitations, the TIOLI Shed cannot accept big items, especially after 11:30. Drop-offs can be as early as 8:30, and shoppers are welcome from 9-12.

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NEW: Just In Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • 9-11
  • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
  • Downtown Chappaqua
  • Chappaqua Crossing
  • School Safety
  • Traffic Light timing at the intersection of Roaring Brook Road and the Saw Mill Parkway
  • Paving
  • 120 Sidewalk
  • Westchester County Airport
  • Black Bear Sightings
  • Federal Limitations State and Local Tax (SALT) Deductions
  • Taxi – Commuter Parking Lot
  • Bike Exchange This Saturday

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

  • 2018-2019 School Tax Bills have been Mailed! First half now Due
  • Changes to the STAR Exemption Program for Property Owners Over 65
  • New Castle United for Youth has Secured Funding for Year 3
  • The 2019 Budget Season is underway
  • Next meetings: Wednesday, September 12, Tuesday September 25

Click here to read the whole Administrator’s Report.

NEW: Blood Drive at Community Day September 15

Donate blood!Community Blood Drive at Community Day September 15. Call John Ehrlich to schedule your donation at 914-602-3410 or simply stop by the Blood Bus at Train Station Plaza to donate between 8:30am and 2:45pm on Saturday, September 15.

New Castle Community Day

This year, the annual New Castle Community Day will be held on September 15th at the Chappaqua Train Station parking lot. Community Day is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chappaqua, in collaboration with the Town of New Castle. It’s a great opportunity to showcase your businesses and organizations to residents. Please review the Registration Form for more information. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis.

Rotary Club of Chappaqua is a community service organization made up of residents, leaders of the community, and local business owners. Weekly meetings include guest speakers presenting topics of local and/or global importance, as well as updates on Rotary projects. Embodying the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self”, the club gives back to local organizations and projects, helps organize community events, and supports the initiatives of Rotary International.

shredder truckNEW: Paper Shredder

The Paper Shredder truck will be at the Recycling Center on Saturday, September 15th from 10-1pm. Sponsored by SaniPro.

NEW: 2018 Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival

book festivalDon’t miss the sixth annual Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival, September 29, 10 am – 4 pm, at Bell Middle School in Chappaqua, rain or shine. Over 95 beloved authors and illustrators will be there, in person, to thrill, inspire, and instill the love of reading. Books will be available for purchase, including old favorites and latest works. There will be lots of family friendly activities, a great food court, and live entertainment that includes a fun-filled dance party and a bubble bus. It’s the perfect family day. Please go to our website and learn more about the authors that will be at the festival.

To our local business owners, please support the Sixth Annual Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival! For only $100, you can “be a part of our story”. You will receive:

  • Your name as a Community Supporter on our website
  • Your name on signage at the festival
  • Your name on a handout to visitors on Festival day

Click here for Community Supporter Registration Form. Payments may be made by check, or by credit card by pressing the “Donate” button on the homepage of the Website.

New Castle Recreation – Fall Registration Has Begun

View Catalog here.

NEW: Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce

Celebrate Greeley Homecoming! On Wednesday, September 12 from 6:30-8:30pm, Auburn JewelryICD (75 S. Greeley Ave) and Local (75 S. Greeley Ave) will be hosting a Homecoming Ice Cream Social! Auburn will be doing a pop-up shop at ICD and Local will be offering 2 for 1 ice cream! PLUS: Every purchase at Local will enter you in a drawing to win a free family dinner for 4! And every purchase of Auburn Jewelry at ICD will enter you to win Auburn pieces for the whole family for the holidays. Fifteen percent of proceeds from the night will be donated to Friends of Greeley Theater! Beautiful jewelry and delicious ice cream (plus light snacks at ICD) is the recipe for a great night—don’t miss it!

Chappaqua Paint & Hardware (59 S. Greeley Ave) has three great offers! Paint samples: Buy one, get one free (limit one per customer); Screen replacement: purchase one replacement, get one free (limit one per customer); Knife sharpening: sharpen one knife, get another knife sharpened free (limit one per customer). They want to remind everyone to please shop local and support your merchants during this difficult downtown construction!

Doublevision Photographers is booking fall photo sessions, outdoor and studio. All edited digital files are included! Gift certificates are also available.

The Kittle House (11 Kittle Rd) has live music in the Tap Room! Friday 9/14: Deena Goidel; Saturday 9/15: Rosie Dias

House of 29 (39 S. Greeley Ave) is falling in love with fall arrivals! Your favorite shoe line is here—come pop in and buy yours. Each sneaker is handmade and features a heel protector for additional support. For added comfort, these sneakers have a leather foot bed and cotton terry lining for breathability. Most of all, they have memory foam foot beds (that conform to your feet) for extra comfort to keep you going all day long. Meticulous detailing and Made-in-Marche craftsmanship underscore the luxury at the heart of each collection. Combining technical innovation and stylistic research, they are the perfect synthesis of vintage and modern. Contemporary, luxury sneakers for everyone’s lifestyle.

Local is once again open 7 days a week and has great weekend specials! Ice cream Sundays!

Winter is coming… no, really. And cooler days also means shorter days and less daylight. Get a jump on brightening up your home with fresh, new lighting. BFranklin’s free Try Light Kit enables homeowners to find the perfect LED bulbs for their homes. LEDs save you 80% on lighting bills and last decades. Less time in the dark, less time running to the store. More time for family and friends. Visit us at to learn more. You could save $300+ a year, every year.

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – Last Minute Dinner Guests? No Problem

Farmers market headerWe had some last minute guests pop by and stay for dinner last week two nights in a row. Day one, I opened the fridge, and looked around my kitchen countertops to see what I could throw together. I had some fresh tuna I’d bought at the farmer’s market but certainly not enough to feed eight as an entree.

And, because it was late August/early September, I had plenty of peppers and tomatoes. Tuna, peppers and tomatoes and a handful of green beans…hmm. A Salade Nicoise was a no-brainer. Alas, we were out of potatoes. If you’ve been reading these blogs for a while now, you know that in my French family Salade Nicoise was our traditional lunchtime salad whenever we had a tag sale – about two or three times a year. Tag sales were always a family affair and, bang on noon, my French father would bring out a giant Nicoise salad that we’d eat on a folding card table in the middle of our lawn – and sale.

Read more at the Farmkers Market Blog.

Author Talk Another Side of Paradise: A Novel

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 @ 7PMAnother Side of Paradise CoverAuthor Sally Koslow writes an account of the real-life love affair between F. Scott Fitzgerald and gossip columnist Sheilah Graham. Working from Ms. Graham’s memoirs, interviews and letters, the author brings the pair – and 1930’s Hollywood – gloriously to life.

“Looking for something deliciously dishy with a side of wry? This golden age Hollywood novel is your ticket.”

Sally Koslow writes for the New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, The Boston Globe and others.

Cosponsored with the Town of New Castle
Location: Town Hall Assembly Hall
200 South Greeley Ave.
Chappaqua, NY 10514

STAR (School Tax Relief) – 2019 Changes to Exemptions for Property Owners Age 65 and Over

NYS Star LogoNYS Department of Taxation and Finance has made changes to exemptions for property owners age 65 and over for 2019.

Click here to read more.

New Castle Historical Society invites you to Dance & Picnic in the Park at Chappaqua Station

Sunday, September 16, 2018, 4 pm – 8 pm

Featuring: Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Jazz-Age Dance Orchestra.

Slip on your dancing shoes and join us for an evening of music and fun celebrating the Roaring 1920’s! The Chappaqua Station lawn will open to guests at 4 pm, and attendees are encouraged, but not required, to dress in their finest 1920s-inspired outfits, dresses, and sun hats.

The event will feature Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra, the world’s premiere Jazz-Age dance orchestra, under the canopy of trees in front of Chappaqua Station. Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra, well-known for their infectious and electrifying performances at the “Jazz Age Lawn Party” on NYC’s Governors Island, are sure to have guests dancing the night away and trying their hand at the Charleston or the Lindy Hop.

All proceeds benefit the New Castle Historical Society, a local non-profit, member-supported organization dedicated to the preservation and sharing of local history.

Tickets available here .

Greeley Football Schedule

Greeley Football Schedule

Celebrate Art & Music: NWAG partners w/ Sloan Wainwright

Saturday, September 22 at 5 PM – 8 PM Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 N Bedford Rd, Chappaqua, New York 10514

Hosted by The Northern Westchester Artists Guild

Chappaqua Performing Arts Center – Dar Williams

Dar Williams Called “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters” by The New Yorker, Dar Williams brings her intimate folk/rock stylings back to her hometown for one night at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. Sat 11/17 @ 8pm

Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
480 Bedford Road

Click here to purchase tickets.

Chappaqua Performing Arts Center – Sloan Wainwright

Sloan Wainwright at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 22

480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Defying standard categorization, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright, consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles — pop, folk, jazz and blues — held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto, with the end result being a unique and soulful hybrid.

With a solid and impressive discography of 10 original CD releases to her credit, Sloan continues to write, sing and perform live and has won two songwriting awards at the annual EmPower Posi Music Awards. In addition, Sloan has written numerous musical compositions for theater and dance and teaches at many of the best-known master songwriter series and workshops.

Tickets available here.

Opening – Recreation and Parks Commission

The Recreation and Parks Commission develops long term and short term plans for the Town’s parks and sponsors activities for New Castle residents from pre-school to senior citizens. The Commission supervises equipment, operation and maintenance of all facilities; makes rules and regulations governing their use; establishes and collects fees; plans for the future recreation and parks needs of the community; prepares an annual budget to recommend to the Town Board; files an annual report with the Town Board; and makes recommendations to the Town Board for recreational programs to be held jointly with neighboring municipalities, the Chappaqua Library, or with school districts within the town.

The Recreation and Parks Commission appoints the Superintendent of Recreation and Parks who supervises New Castle’s professional Recreation Department staff. The Superintendent of Recreation shall administer the policies of the Commission and direct the programs and facilities under its control, but may not exercise the authority of the Commission in its absence.

The facilities and parks under the Recreation and Parks Commission include: Gedney Park, Millwood Park, Recreation Field, Smith Park, Whippoorwill Park, and the Community Center.

Members of the Recreation and Parks Commission are not eligible for reappointment unless the first term was a partial term. All Commission members annually choose the chairman in the first week of February. The Commission may advise the Town Board of any member who misses three consecutive regular meetings or more than four meetings of any kind during the calendar year.

The term is for seven years. The meetings are the first Thursday of every month.

Please complete this form and email to Jill Shapiro, the New Castle Town Administrator at

Saw Mill River Audubon Pruyn Sanctuary Gardens Open House

Sunday, September 16, 2018, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saw Mill River Audubon Pruyn Sanctuary Gardens Open House

Pruyn Sanctuary, 275 Millwood Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514

Drop by Pruyn Sanctuary to look over our new Plants for Birds garden plot, our Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden and the adjacent Pruyn Arboretum. See native grasses and flowering plants that you may want to plant, talk with SMRA garden volunteers, and pick up our plants lists. Come any time between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Stay longer, if you wish, for the 3:30 pm Third Sunday Walk through Pruyn Sanctuary. No pre-registration necessary. For weather cancellations check our website at

Registration open for 3rd/4th/5th/6th Grade Fall 2018 Field Hockey Program

Registration is now open for the New Castle Field Hockey Association’s Fall Clinics for rising 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. The clinics will be held on Saturday afternoons at HGHS from Sept. 8th through Nov. 3rd. The sessions will be conducted by the HGHS Varsity coaches. Click here for the registration form and more information. Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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