FACTS OF LIFE
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:00 PM
Birthday wishes to my dear granddaughter Chrissy Manning of Port Chester who will be celebrating her birthday July 19. I love you so very much. Love, Gran.
Happy birthday on July 19 to Danielle Forta of Rye Brook. Love, Mom & Dad.
Happy birthday to Snowflake of Port Chester on July 19. Your sunshine loves you very much. I wish you many more and look forward to spending many years with you. David.
Happy birthday to Stephen Lupo of Port Chester who celebrates July 20.
Happy 23 birthday to Cara Giorno of Port Chester who celebrates July 21.
Happy birthday to Toni Ganim of Port Chester who celebrates July 24.
Happy birthday to Greg Domestico of Port Chester who celebrates July 25.
Happy birthday to "Doc" Marcucilli of Port Chester who celebrates July 25.
David Gelfarb of Rye Brook has been named a partner in the firm Moss & Kalish, PLLC in New York City, practicing in the areas of commercial, corporate, real estate and employment, litigation and dispute resolution, business planning, municipal and local government law and non-for-profit law. He also serves as a Westchester County Legislator representing District 6 (Port Chester, Rye Brook and Harrison) and is chairman of the Public Safety and Security Committee.
Arianna Gelwicks of Rye Brook was among the 246 seniors at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn. to graduate on June 8. She will attend The George Washington University in the fall. She is the daughter of James L. Gelwicks.
Bridget McGowan of Port Chester and Anna Sabia of Rye Brook were named to the Dean's List at Fairfield University for the spring 2014 semester. To be selected for the Dean's List, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 out of a possible 4.0.
Port Chester High School Class of 1949 will celebrate the 65th anniversary of its graduation with a luncheon Sat., Sept. 20 from 12-5 p. m. at Doral Arrowwood in Rye Brook. A musician will be in attendance to add to the festivities. The valet parking fee will be waived, but you must mention that you are attending the PCHS class reunion. Cost for the luncheon is $40 per person. Alcoholic beverages are not included but will be available for purchase at the Pub. Deposits are requested by July 20. Payment in full must be received by Aug. 20. No payments will be accepted at the door. Checks payable to PCHS Reunion-Class of 1949 should be sent to Mickey Latella. For information call Mickey Latella at 203/445-7884, Bruno Ponterio at 914/937-3546, Sel Schiff at firstname.lastname@example.org, John Suppa at 914/937-2923 or Joseph Sabato at 203/661-8031.
Pet Valu is raising funds for the U. S. War Dogs Association. Dogs are often the first line of defense against danger and are true best friends and guardians to our servicemen and women. Through Sept. 11, Pet Valu will be selling themed products with all proceeds going to the USWDA. Pick up a flag bandana for your pet to sport this summer for only $5. Or make a contribution of any denomination on a "paper paw" in memory of or for a current four-legged friend at any Pet Valu location including the Rye Brook store. 100% of the donations collected will go to support the U. S. War Dogs Association.
The Greenwich Hospital Foundation has received a $1 million gift from Linda McMahon that was given through the Vince & Linda McMahon Family Foundation to purchase 3-D mammography machines, the most advanced technology available for early breast cancer detection.
Copies of the new 2014 League of Women Voters® of Westchester Directory of Officials can now be ordered by mail or picked up at the LWVW office. This popular guide contains in convenient printed form names, addresses and phone numbers of all elected officials and many appointed officials who represent Westchester residents at the federal, state, county and local levels. Also included are websites, e-mail addresses, maps and other useful information. Guides are $7 each which includes postage and handling. Send a check to the LWVW Education Foundation, 570 Taxter Rd., Suite 565, Elmsford, NY 10523 or pick up a copy at the office for $6 each.
Golfers at five Westchester County courses (Dunwoodie and Sprain Lake in Yonkers, Saxon Woods in Scarsdale, Maple Moor in White Plains and Mohansic in Yorktown Heights) can save up to 24% by teeing off after 2 p. m. on weekdays this summer. County Park Pass holders pay $44 for 18 holes after 2 p. m. and $25 for nine holes during super twilight. Non-Park Pass holders pay $45 for 18 holes after 2 p. m. and $30 for super twilight. Carts are included in all fees. Discounts are not available at Hudson Hills in Ossining. www.westchestergov.com/golf.
Join the Arbor Day Foundation in July and 10 trees will be planted in high-need forests-those that have been devastated by wildfires, insects and disease. Send a $10 membership contribution to Replanting Our National Forests, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410 or go to www.arborday.org/July.
Poetryfest will be awarding $5,000 in cash and prizes this year to amateur poets. Poets, especially beginners, are encouraged to enter for their chance to win. To enter send one poem of 21 lines or less to Free Poetry Contest, PO Box 3561, Ashland, OR 97450 or enter online at www.poetryfest.tv. Deadline for entering is July 31.
Spanish-speaking volunteers are sought to teach workshops that will help seniors manage chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression and heart disease. A medical background is not needed. Prospective volunteers must commit to four days of training from 9 a. m.-5 p. m. to become certified and must agree to co-lead at least two workshops a year. For information contact Rebecca Bent at 914/813-6263 or email@example.com.
Combinations of visual art and mutually inspired poetry will be on display as poster prints on the 329 Bee-Line buses that make their way throughout Westchester and the Bronx on a daily basis. The work will be on view through mid-September.
The Westchester County Health Department is offering free back to school shots. New regulations for school admissions require schools to more closely scrutinize children's immunization records and could result in a child not being allowed to start or continue in school if immunizations are not current. Free immunizations will be offered by appointment which are on a first-come, first-serve basis for children ages 12 months-18 years and can be scheduled between Fri., July 18 and Tues., Sept. 23 at the Westchester County Department of Health clinics in Yonkers and White Plains. To schedule an appointment, call 914/231-2500. For information, log on to www.westchestergov.com/health.
The Bruce Museum has been awarded two grants from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation in support of a major upcoming exhibition. The grants will allow the Museum to develop extensive educational programming for Northern Baroque Splendor, The Hohenbuchau Collection from Liechtenstein. The Princely Collections, Vienna is one of the largest and most varied collections of Northern Baroque art assembled anywhere in recent decades. With the support of the Kress Foundation, the Bruce Museum will bring a Kress Interpretive Fellow on staff for nine months and will also host an international scholarly conference in the fall.