Max Jacobowitz at 90
Max Jacobowitz at 90
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Happy birthday to Allison Low of Rye Brook who turns 6 on Aug. 4. With love from Grandma and Grandpa.

A very happy birthday to former Rye Brook Mayor Joan Feinstein who celebrates Aug. 5.

Happy birthday to Cheryl Richards of Port Chester who celebrates Aug. 4. Make it a great day Cheryl.

Happy birthday to Mary Ellen Gibb and John McCrory of Port Chester who both celebrate Aug. 5

Happy birthday to Fred Schmaling, Jr. who celebrates Aug. 5 and to his sister Teri who celebrates Aug. 6. They are the children of Arline and the late Fred Schmaling of Greenwich.

Congratulations to Jamie Florindi of Port Chester on receiving her Master's Degree in Health Education from Lehman College. Jamie, who earned her undergraduate degree in Physical Education from SUNY Cortland in 2012, is a 2008 graduate of Blind Brook High School. Congratulations on your wonderful accomplishments! Love, Mom, Dad & Teresa.

Vanessa M. Luna Cortina, Stephanie N. Henry, Joanna Medina, Lukasz Jakimiec and Alejandro E. Espinosa, all of Port Chester, and Kate P. Citron, Daniel Santos and Lea Saliba, all of Rye Brook, have been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2014 semester at Binghamton University.

Joshua Novack of Rye Brook was named to the Dean's List for academic excellence for the spring 2014 semester at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. To be selected for this honor, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale in a program of at least 14 credits with at least 12 graded credits. Josh is the son of Henry and Leslie Novack and attended Blind Brook High School. He is majoring in molecular and cellular biology and will graduate in May 2016.

Rye Brook is pleased to present its first Intergenerational Fall Clean-Up event. This program is a collaboration between the Rye Brook Seniors, local colleges and students, youth and service organizations and local businesses. They are seeking names and addresses of persons aged 60 and over who would like to be placed on a list for a onetime Fall Yard Clean-up to take place during the weekend of Nov. 1 & 2. Volunteers will perform general yard clean-up duties-raking and bagging leaves, sweeping porches, sidewalks and driveways and bringing light refuse to the curb for pickup. If you are a senior citizen living in Rye Brook and would like to put your name on the list, or if you would like to join the team of volunteers, contact Liz Rotfeld at 914/939-7904 or erotfeld@ryebrook.org.

Longtime Port Chester resident and business owner Max Jacobowitz turned 90 earlier this year and celebrated with a large gathering of family and friends on May 1. Max, former owner of Capitol Jewelers on Westchester Avenue along with his late wife Lila, is a proud member of the USS Iowa. He served onboard this ship from 1942-46 as a member of the 4th Division on the 5" Twin Mount #10. He now lives in White Plains.

The Nathaniel Witherell Short-Term Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center, which is owned by the Town of Greenwich, has again been recognized with a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which administers federal health-care programs and sets quality standards. This is the seventh consecutive year that the Witherell has earned the 5-star rating since 2008-the year the CMS adopted its rating system. Only 19% of the nation's nursing homes receive such high marks.

County Executive Robert P. Astorino has announced the expansion of Westchester County's historic online archives. More than 18,000 records are now available online thanks in part to strong volunteer effort. Tens of thousands of easily searchable maps, photos, deeds and other records-some dating all the way back to 1683-are available for viewing at www.westchestergov.com/digitalcollections. Digitizing historical records serves both missions of access and preservation.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week will run from Nov. 3-16. Restaurants wishing to participate in this event can register from now until Aug. 30 at hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com or by calling 845/765-2600.

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. 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 selmate@att.net, John Suppa at 914/937-2923 or Joseph Sabato at 203/661-8031.