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Confidential Paper Shredding

The Confidential Paper Shredding trucks are coming to the Town of New Castle Recycling Center, 210 Joan Corwin Way, Chappaqua Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 10AM-1PM. New Castle residents only.

NEW: Potato Bar Dinner

potato bar fundraiser flyer

NEW: Greeley & Lincoln Concert - November 3rd

lincoln greeleySunday, November 3rd at 3pm
St John and St Mary Catholic Church (Upper Church), 30 Poillon Dr, Chappaqua

Tickets: $25; $15 Seniors; Students 18 and under are free

Click here to purchase tickets.

Music Dir Candidate Julie Desbordes joins TCO for a look into the friendship between Horace Greeley and Abraham Lincoln w/ a performance of Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, narration by Chappaqua’s own - Frank Shiner & celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with his 7th Symphony.

NEW: Change Your Clock Change Your Battery

change your clock change your batteryThe Chappaqua Fire Department reminds residents when they change their clocks this weekend to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. If you’re detectors are older than 10 years you should replace them with ones that have a 10 year sealed battery.

New Castle Holocaust Memorial Unveiling

Please join us for the unveiling of the New Castle Holocaust Memorial on Wed., Nov 6th. Thank you Ali Rosenberg, Stacey Saiontz & Manzer Landscape Design & Development.
enough opening flyer

NEW: Elvis Las Vegas Show Salute to Veterans

NEW: The Don DuPont Big Swing Band

free concert flyer

NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle
  • Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
  • Thanks to all the Candidates in the Arena
  • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
  • Ribbon Cutting for the Infrastructure & Streetscape - Sat., Nov 16th
  • Downtown Chappaqua Rezoning
  • Inclusive Playground / Basketball Court
  • Our New EPIC Ambassadors!
  • Holocaust Memorial
  • New Castle Holocaust & Human Rights Committee
  • ChapLine
  • 2020 Preliminary Budget
  • Chappaqua Crossing
  • Introducing FixIt@MyNewCastle.org
  • Double Pole Legislation
  • Inningwood Pump Station

Click here to read the complete Supervisor's Report.

Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator, New Castle

  • Dogwood Road Water Line Replacement
  • Inningwood Pump Station
  • Preliminary Budget
  • Snow Removal RFP

Click here to read the complete Administrator's Report.

NEW: Let's Give Thanks, Together

let's give thanks flyer

NEW: Middle School Ski Trips

For Town of New Castle students in Grades 6-8!

Fee covers cost of coach bus to and from Catamount mountain & lift ticket for 5 dates! (1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 & 2/7 Make up date: 2/28).

Our coach bus will leave from Bell Middle School at 3:15pm and returns to Bell Middle School around 11:30pm.

All participants must have their own or rented equipment that will be brought with them on the bus to the ski mountain. No rentals will occur at the mountain due to time constraints.

Information packets will be emailed to all participants after registration.

Lessons are available as an add-on.

Click here to register.
middle school ski trip

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market - Roast your roots!

farmers market headerCollege applications are due, the woolens need to brought down from the attic, the days are getting shorter, and the holidays are creeping up. Sometimes you just need a quick and easy dinner that's also healthy and satisfying. Enter Kimchi Culture and their life-saving braised short ribs. Wow. I worked an extra-long day this week and was so grateful for this delicious ready-made dinner, such a better option (plus quicker, and less expensive) than take-out! Serve with rice or creamy polenta and bok choy or braised chard. And just be grateful.

Read more on the blog.

NEW: Packed With Love: Clothing Drive & Sorting Event - 11/17

Contribute to our children’s clothing drive to benefit clients at the Mary J. Blige Center, a program of UJA nonprofit partner Westchester Jewish Community Services. The MJB Center offers programs to girls and women to help them gain skills, knowledge, and resources that empower them to pursue personal goals and become self-sufficient, confident women. Ways you can help:

Donate

We are accepting all sizes of children’s clothing; winter clothing and accessories are especially needed. Clothing can be gently used or new; underwear and socks must be new in the package. We are also accepting baby towels, blankets and accessories.

Collection will take place now through November 8th via a drop box at our Mount Kisco Office, 27 Radio Circle Drive. We would appreciate if you can label your donation with size and gender to help streamline the sorting process.

Sort

On November 17 at 2:00 pm, join us with your family to sort the donated items at the New Castle Community Center, 10 Senter St, Chappaqua, NY. You’ll also hear how UJA helps people in financial distress get back on their feet.

R.S.V.P. to Winsome Hylton at hyltonw@ujafedny.org or 914.385.2107.

Chairs: Melissa Bahr, Michelle Dinenberg, Jessica Peskin, Randi Rosenblatt, Renana Shvil, Shira Sinclair, and Sharon Stiefel

Questions? Contact Amanda Garfinkle at garfinklea@ujafedny.org or 914.385.2128.

NEW: HGSC Game Night - Dec 6th

Help Send a Greeley Grad to College
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM at Chappaqua Crossing

$100 Per Person Includes dinner, beer, wine & whiskey

Beer tasting hosted by DeCicco's and whiskey tasting hosted by New Liberty Distillery

Click here to register today.
HGSF game night flyer

NEW: LOWV - Fifth Annual Thanksgiving Desserts Fundraiser

LOWV logoThe League of Women Voters® of New Castle has once again teamed up with Pat Yost of "Babe's Delectables" to offer you a delicious selection of Thanksgiving pies and cheesecakes to serve to your guests or bring to your host.

Place your order by November 19, 2019 by mail or online.

Pick up your order between 5:30 and 7:30 pm, Tuesday, November 26th at 110 Marcourt Drive, Chappaqua.

Questions about orders or pick up? Contact lwvnewcastle@gmail.com.

Please support the League because Voters Guides and Candidates’ Nights don't pay for themselves!

NEW: 35th Annual Craft & Gift Fair

Chappaqua Craft and Gift Fair, now in its 35th year, is on Saturday, November 16th, 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM at Robert E Bell Middle School. Admire the work of beautiful handmade pottery, unique handcrafted jewelry, handbags, luxury knits, gourmet food, bath, and beauty products just in time for your holiday shopping.

Admission is free, and vendor fees support PTA-run enrichment programs at Bell Middle School. Visit www.chappaquacraftfair.com for more information.

NEW: Senior Holiday Fest

Come and enjoy a free, delicious pre-Thanksgiving dinner together with other seniors! Tues, Nov. 26 12:30 P.M. at the Community Center.

Must RSVP by Monday, Nov 25, 238-8888 for dinner and Transportation
senior holiday feast flyer

NCHS - Meet our Local Veterans

Veterans day flyerOn November 11, 2019, the New Castle Historical Society will host a “Meet our Local Veterans” program at the Millwood Fire House.

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the first celebration of Armistice (Veterans) Day. During the interval of interwar peace between WWI and WWII, “Armistice Day” was declared a federal holiday to commemorate the official end of WWI on November 11th, 1918. American society is currently more socially disconnected to the military than at any time since that interval between the two world wars.

Although we now celebrate Veterans Day each November, American society lacks an understanding of veterans and their experiences, causing veterans to be viewed in the abstract rather than as the community members that they are.

Veterans Day honors the courage and sacrifice of all the men and women who honorably served in the military during times of war or peace. This day is a special reminder to show our appreciation of these brave members of our community.

During this public program, local veterans will share their stories in a space in which they can be heard by our local community. This public program encourages our local community to gain a better understanding of the experiences of the veterans in our community. Following the stories, a brief reception will be held to allow veterans and audience members to meet and further discuss their experiences.

The event is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Millwood Fire House at 2:00 pm on Monday, November 11, 2019. For further information, please visit www.newcastlehs.org or call (914) 238-4666.

CVAC Blood Drive

CVAC logoThe Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Houlihan Lawrence are hosting a fall community blood drive with the New York Blood Center on Saturday, November 16th from 9:30am-2:00pm at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin Parish Hall located at 191 S Greeley Avenue (next to Bell Middle School). Approximately 2,000 units of blood need to be collected daily to supply area hospital patients. As our blood supply always needs to be replenished we are encouraging those who can donate to please do so, especially before the holiday season.

Donating blood does not only help the patients who receive the donation directly but their family and friends as well. It’s truly a positive ripple effect of one random act of kindness. To donate you must be at least 16 years of age. 16 year old donors require parental consent on NYBC form. Donors age 76 or over may donate with a note from their physician. Please bring a friend (or two) who can also donate along with valid photo ID.

Sign ups appreciated, walk-ins always welcome. Click here to sign up. You can also contact Marc at secretary@chappaquaambulance.org, call 1-800-933-2566 to sign up. Please help us by being a LifeSaver.

Join the Fastest Growing Sport in America!

greeley youth lacrosse

Recreation & Parks Election Day Programs

NCHS - “All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic

Sunday, November 3rd, Film Screening: “All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic” at the Bedford Playhouse Theater (633 Old Post Rd, Bedford, NY 10506)

On November 3rd, 2019, the Bedford Playhouse Theater, in collaboration with the New Castle, Bedford, and Mount Kisco Historical Societies, will show the award-winning 2018 documentary “All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic.” Following the screening, Executive Producer, Hugh Karraker, will discuss the making of the film and answer questions.

This joyous and provocative film tells the story of Belgian-born American chemist Leo Hendrik Baekeland, the “father of modern plastics.” In 1907, he made one of the most transformative discoveries of the 20th century in his Yonkers-based lab: Bakelite, the world’s first wholly synthetic plastic.

While 2019 marks the 110th anniversary year of the Bakelite patent, the influence of Baekeland’s discovery can still be observed in our daily lives. The film captures both the wonder and the curse of Baekeland’s biggest invention and its impact on our lives today.

The event will be held at the Bedford Playhouse Theater, 633 Old Post Rd, Bedford, NY, on Sunday, November 3, 2019 (final showtime will be released closer to the event date). Tickets will be available on the Bedford Playhouse Theater website.

LWVNC - 2019 New Castle Local Elections

lwv logoThe New Castle Town Board consists of a Supervisor, who is elected for a two-year term, and four Council members, who are elected for four-year terms. Every two years, the Supervisor position and two Council member positions are up for election.

On November 5, 2019, New Castle residents will have the opportunity to vote for a Supervisor, two Council members, and a Town Justice. The candidates running are:

New Castle Town Supervisor

Ivy Pool (D, WF, I) (current Town Board member)
James A. Smith (R, SAM*, TNC**)

New Castle Town Council Members (choose 2)

Lauren L. Levin (R, SAM, TNC)
Jason M. Lichtenthal (D, WF, I)
Sean B. Maraynes (R, SAM, TNC)
Jeremy M. Saland (D, I) (Incumbent)

New Castle Town Justice

Douglas M. Kraus (D) (Incumbent)

*Serve America Movement; **Team New Castle

Note that since Ivy Pool is a current Town Board member, in the event she is elected, her Town Board seat will be vacant and the newly elected Town Board will appoint a replacement in January 2020.

For up-to-date information on the candidates and your polling places, go to www.Vote411.org. Printed Voters Guides provided by the League were mailed to all households in early October.

Video of Candidates' Night - October 23rd

Click here to view the video from the candidates night held on October 23rd.

Early Voting - Starts October 26th

All Westchester County registered voters are assigned an early voting poll site based on their residence, and all New Castle residents can vote early at Mt. Kisco Town Hall, 104 Main St., Mount Kisco. Any questions? Check out the Westchester County Board of Elections FAQ here.
voting times

Food Scrap Survey - Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card

composting kitThe Sustainability Advisory Board would like your input on the Food Scrap Recycling Program. Take this quick 10 question survey and you could win the $25 Amazon gift card just for participating. NO purchase necessary. Please share this link with your friends and neighbors. So far the town has returned about 50 TONS, 100,000 pounds of food waste to nature by composting. This compost, used by farmers, saves the use of artificial fertilizers which damage the health of your food and the environment.

Meatless Mondays- Reduce your Carbon Footprint Further

meatless monday logoOne of the reasons the Sustainability Advisory Board decided to bring the Meatless Monday Challenge to New Castle is to see how much our community could reduce their carbon footprint by swapping out meat one day a week. Another tip to reduce your carbon footprint is to buy local veggies and locally raised meat (for the other 6 days/week) at the Chappaqua Farmers Market. Buying food from local farmers and producers helps to reduce the number of miles your food travels, reducing the CO2 emitted getting it from the farm to your table. You also benefit from fresher, better-tasting, and more nutritious food, while more food dollars stay within our communities. Pick up a butternut squash from the Farmers Market this weekend and make our feature recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup (we also recommend grabbing a loaf of bread to go along with it). Sign up for the Meatless Monday Challenge today!

Our local restaurants are excited to support your Meatless Mondays! Check out these featured dishes for the week of 10/21:

  • Bobo’s Cafe (Chappaqua Train Station): Vegan Sausage and Broccoli Rabe
  • Le Jardin Du Roi (95 King St): Beyond Meat Burger

The Biggest Little Farm Movie Screening

the biggest little farmFriday, November 22 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Chappaqua Library presents a free screening of the documentary film The Biggest Little Farm on Friday, November 22, 2019, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua, New York. Before the screening guest speaker Allison Turcan, Founder of D.I.G. Farm in North Salem, and host and producer of the podcast Getting Dirty, will discuss what it takes to be a local farmer.

The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester, as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland, and dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through various hardships, and a vast learning curve, they embrace opportunities provided by nature’s conflicts. With the help of biodynamic expert Alan York, they uncover a biodiverse design of living that exists beyond the farm.

This screening is co-sponsored by the Town of New Castle, the New Castle Sustainability Advisory Board, the Greeley Sustainability Club, and the Friends of the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center.

The screening and discussion are free and open to the public. For more information go to chappaqualibrary.org or contact the New Castle SAB at sab@mynewcastle.org.

New Castle Recreation - Parents Night Out

parents night out flyer

2019 Veterans Breakfast

The Town of New Castle Recreation Department will provide transportation for the New Castle Seniors. Please call the community center at 914-238-8888 to sign up.

veterans breakfast flyer

Chappaqua Library: Clinton Event Tickets on Sale

hillary clinton book signingThe tickets for Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton's 1-1/2 hour talk on their co-authored book, The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience. There will also be a moderator, however I haven't been told the name yet. There will be no book signing

This event is a fundraiser for The Friends of the Chappaqua Library. To purchase tickets via Eventbrite, please visit our website chappaqualibrary.org. Click on the event and follow the prompts.

The date of the event is Monday, Dec 2 @ 7PM @ The Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. The tickets are $40 and includes a copy of the book and go on sale today, October 4 @ 1PM. We expect immediate demand, so don't delay.

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 chapmillcoc@gmail.com.

Greeley Sports Boosters

Click here for any Horace Greeley game-day schedules HOME CONTESTS are in BLUE.

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Email Your Town Council and Town Administrator

You may contact your town board members and town administrator by using the links below, or as a group. For a full list of town contacts, click here.

Rob Greenstein - RGreenstein@MyNewCastle.org 914-238-4774

Lisa Katz - LKatz@MyNewCastle.org 914-238-4774

Hala Makowska - HMakowska@MyNewCastle.org 914-238-4774

Ivy Pool - IPool@MyNewCastle.org 914-238-4774

Jeremy M. Saland - JSaland@MyNewCastle.org 914-238-4774

All - TownBoard@MyNewCastle.org 914-238-4774

Jill Shapiro - JShapiro@MyNewCastle.org 914-238-4774

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