New Castle Community eNewsletter 12/14/18

The New Castle eNewsletter

NEW: Shop Local This Holiday Season!

Shop localLet’s all make an effort to shop local this holiday season. Shopping Local keeps money in New Castle. The 3/50 Project asks consumers what 3 businesses they would miss if they closed and to commit to spending a total of $50 a month in one or more of those three establishments. For every $50 spent in locally owned stores, $34 returns to the community through payroll, other expenditures and taxes. If you spend $50 in a national chain, only $22 stays here. If you spend it online, $0 stays here.

When small businesses succeed, we all do!

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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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: Holiday Market at the First Congregational Church

This Saturday the Chappaqua Farmers Market moves indoors with the Holiday Market at the First Congregational Church at 210 Orchard Ridge Road in Chappaqua. All the regular vendors will be there along with some special ones that will make the holidays brighter and merrier. Stay tuned to see who’ll be coming!

Read more on the blog.

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NEW: ChappPAC: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 12/14 & 12/15

spelling bee flyerCome see the talent of Lyt’s senior Cast of Spelling Bee and who knows, maybe you will be selected to participate in the Spelling Bee! (Yes, Spelling Bee is interactive and we will ask for some volunteers from the audience, but you must fill out the form in the lobby before the show)

Two Great Casts – Two Great Performances
December 14 @ 7:30 pm
December 15 @ 7:30 pm

Chappaqua PAC, 480 Bedford Road Chappaqua

Tickets are available here.

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.

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”.

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