New Castle Community eNewsletter 12/07/18

The New Castle eNewsletter

Wine Around Town – Fri, Dec 7

wine around townSave the date: Friday, December 7th, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, for the Chamber’s fourth annual “Wine Around Town!” Get ready for Chappaqua’s most popular holiday kickoff party. This year we’ll hand out a keepsake map that shows the locations of all the stores along with their designated wine regions for wine tastings. There will also be live music, and each participating store will be raffling off a Chamber-sponsored gift basket (more details to follow!)

ChappPAC Interactive Movie Screening: Elf – December 8

elf posterA hilarious tale about an elf (Will Farrell) who learns of his true identity as a human, embarks on a journey to New York City to find his biological father (James Caan) and helps New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF. This will be an interactive screening – think Rocky Horror Picture Show, but with snowballs!

December 8 Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $15
Chappaqua PAC, 480 Bedford Road Chappaqua, NY 10514
Tickets can be purchased here.

Chappaqua Orchestra’s 60th Season Launches with a Wonderful Holiday Benefit Concert on Dec. 8

Join us for the Chappaqua Orchestra’s Holiday Benefit Concert, celebrating its 60th anniversary season as Chappaqua’s premier orchestra, on Saturday December 8, 2018 from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Mount Kisco Country Club, 10 Taylor Rd, Mount Kisco, NY. Join us for delicious hot hors d’oeuvres and cheese and wine and enchanting music. Cost of the concert is $ 100 per ticket. This year’s benefit concert will also have a fun raffle, with tickets sold at the door; the winner will be drawn at the end of the evening with a surprising twist.

A heartfelt holiday celebration of music will be performed by Concert Master Uli Speth and Chappaqua Orchestra Cello Section Leader, Julian Langford. Mr. Speth has enjoyed the opportunity of performing alongside well-known soloists and members of the Hagen, Pro Arte, Cavaliere, and Ying quartets and Orpheus Orchestra. His recent solo performances of concerti by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Vaughan Williams and recitals have earned him praise by several music critics. Mr. Langford, is a winner of National Public Radio’s From the Top, and has performed with famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma. TCO benefit guests will also enjoy a very talented string quartet from Horace Greeley High School as well as some Broadway tunes performed by young singer, Lily Restivo.

To purchase tickets for Chappaqua Orchestra’s Holiday Benefit Concert, click here. To learn more about the Chappaqua Orchestra, please visit the website.

NEW: Toys for Tots

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year. You can drop off a new unwrapped toy to New Castle Police Department, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua from November 1, 2018 to December 17, 2018.

NEW: Dual Stream Recycling

dual stream recyclingAs you may have heard, the Town of New Castle is changing its recycling collection back to dual stream effective January 1, 2019. “Dual stream” means that recycling must be separated for curbside pickup: paper and cardboard in one container, and clean glass, metal, and plastics numbered 1-6 in another. These rules also apply to items dropped off at the recycling center.

Recycling is a for-profit business and China, the largest buyer of U.S. recyclables, has dramatically curtailed what they will take, further challenging the economics of the global recycling marketplace. As a result, ReCommunity—the facility handling our recyclables—has been sending more and more single stream recyclables, including paper, to the incinerator because they are contaminated and cannot be sold. The Town’s goal is to recycle as much as possible while keeping collection fees down and dual stream collection supports that effort.

Guidelines for dual stream recycling along with stickers to label your separate recycling containers will be provided with Sanipro’s 2019 TOWN OF NEW CASTLE REFUSE AND RECYCLING CALENDAR, which should arrive in your mailbox in a few weeks. A copy of the dual stream recycling notice is available here.

For more information, go to the Town of New Castle website and to the Sustainability Advisory Board’s website. Questions? Email the Sustainability Advisory Board at

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – Mrs. D – always full of surprises!

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I love it when Mrs. D (Danae Sintilas of Mrs. D’s Mediterranean Delights) turns up at my house. She usually calls me the day before to tell me she will be coming by with “something special” she wants me to try before she starts bringing it to the market. How lucky am I?

This past week, she brought me her fuchsia-colored beet hummus. I happen to be a beet hummus fanatic and was very sad when Taiim and then Whole Foods stopped carrying it. Hers was as luminous on the tongue as it was on the eye. Ditto for her butternut squash hummus which, frankly, was the sassiest take on a squash I’d tasted in a while – and that’s saying a lot on the heels of a delicious Thanksgiving. Honestly, Mrs. D never disappoints. As Rose, our fearless market manager always says: “I’ve never tasted anything Danae makes that I didn’t like.”

Read more on the blog.

Winter Programs 2019 – REGISTER NOW!

New Castle Recreation & Parks Winter Session. Classes begin week of January 7th.
Resident registration begins: November 26th
Non-resident registration begins: December 10th
Register now online or at the Recreation Office!
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christmas tree saleChristmas Tree Sale

Wreaths also available.

Saturdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sundays 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

First Congregational Church, Rte.117 at Orchard Ridge Road, Chappaqua.

Visit the FCC website for more information.

2018 Annual Wreath Fundraiser for Chappaqua Boy Scout Troop 2

WreathTroop 2’s Annual Wreath Fundraiser is now officially a seasonal tradition. Everyone who has ordered our wreathes has been very happy with them. They are fresh, have never seen the inside of a cardboard box, and are delivered to your door. You can arrange to pick yours up in town at the Cosmetic Boutique if you prefer. Our 25” wreath sells for $35, delivery right after Thanksgiving. With your purchase, you are not only supporting our troop, but also the award winning New York wreath maker who handcrafts them with fresh cut material directly from local Christmas tree farms. The wreathes will be sold on first-come first-serve basis, so please reserve now to make sure that you will have our beautiful wreathes for the holidays.

This year we are offering a choice of bows. All you need to do to reserve your wreath is to click on this link and complete the form. One of our scouts will personally deliver the wreath to your door. Payment upon delivery, please. It can be cash or check to “Chappaqua Boy Scout Troop 2”.

Vanessa Williams / Frank Shiner Holiday Concert at ChappPAC – December 18

Chappaqua residents Vanessa Williams and Frank Shiner are coming together for a holiday performance at our own Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. The concert will consist of two complete sets of music with both artist’s all-star bands. Vanessa and Frank will also perform some duets for the event.

The proceeds of the event will go to support San Miguel Academy of Newburgh. This organization takes at-risk boys from the city of Newburgh and puts them on a 12 year education path of success. Vanessa Williams and Frank Shiner are generously donating their performance to the organization. Please come out and support this important cause.

The concert will take place at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center Tuesday, December 18 at 7 PM. Tickets can be purchased here.
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Health/Nutrition Event hosted by Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps

The Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps is excited to host a free seminar on the basics of Whole Food Plant Based Nutrition given by two of their members with extensive expertise on the subject.

Friday, December 7, 2018, 7 pm.
CVAC Headquarters, 233 North Greeley Ave, Chappaqua

The talk will be interactive and explain how unbiased research and studies fully support the transition to a more Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle and how the most prevalent diseases in our communities can be prevented or even reversed. This seminar will be about an hour in duration followed by questions/answers as well as other useful information. We look forward to empowering you with this fascinating information. Although the event is free to all, you will be invited to donate to CVAC through their website as a part of their ongoing fundraising.
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KenKen Annual Tournament

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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