Facts of Life
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:00 PM
Birthday wishes to my dear grandson, Ken Manning, Jr. (Ken Kreator) of Port Chester, who will celebrate his 31st birthday on July 30. I love you so much. Love, Gran.
Joey Pendrak of Rye Brook will celebrate a milestone birthday on July 29. Happy birthday, Joey. Kathy and Bob Cushman.
Happy 7th birthday and best wishes to our lovely daughter, Joanna Guagliardi of Port Chester, who celebrates on July 25. We love you. May God bless you always. Mommy, Daddy and Giuseppe.
Happy birthday to Kathy Federici of Port Chester who celebrates July 26.
Happy birthday greetings to Judy Iasillo of Port Chester who celebrates July 26.
Happy birthday to Nancy Logan of Port Chester who celebrates July 27.
Happy birthday to Denise Quinn of Port Chester who celebrates July 27.
Happy birthday to former Port Chester Trustee Dom Cicatelli and his twin sister Diane Colavito of Somers who celebrate July 29.
Happy birthday to Port Chester Police Chief Richard Conway who celebrates July 29.
Happy birthday to Rebecca Mutz of Port Chester who will be 15 on July 31.
Jessica Livornese of Rye Brook was named to the President's List for the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters at SUNY College at Cortland. She is enrolled in the university's School of Education. To qualify for the President's List, students must earn no less than an A minus in every course. She also was named to the Dean's List.
Westchester Community College will be hosting ESL classes at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library starting in September. Registration will begin Wed., July 30 at 9:15 a. m. Classes will be offered in two different sessions. For information, call 914/939-6710 ext. 110.
NYC Restaurant Week is in effect until Aug. 15. More than 300 of NYC's finest restaurants are offering 3-course prix-fixe dining--$ 25 for lunch and $38 for dinner. NYCGO is the official and complete source for exploring participating restaurants, browsing menus, making reservations and more.
Andrea Gerardi of Port Chester was named to the President's List at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa. for the spring semester. President's List students have achieved a GPA of 3.9 or higher for coursework completed with a minimum of 15 credits.
John Garay of Port Chester graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with an Associate in Applied Science degree in arts and imaging studies from RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
Rachel Leigh Friedlander of Rye Brook was named to the Dean's List for the spring 2014 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. She is enrolled in the university's College of Arts & Sciences. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.6 or above and be enrolled in at least 14 graded units.
Eddy Cruz of Port Chester, who is serving with the 442nd Military Police Company of the NY Army National Guard, has been promoted to the rank of Specialist. Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability and development potential.
The US Fish & Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center is offering a course in the Schoolyard Habitat Program to take place at Audubon Greenwich Sept. 8-11. The course is also offered as a webinar Aug. 19 and Oct. 28, both from 2-3:30 p. m. Adobe Connect is for educators, outdoor recreational planners, landscape architects or anyone whose resource management efforts would be enhanced or supported by education initiatives. Participants must attend all 3 sessions to complete the course. The deadline to register is July 31. Tuition is $796. Register at 304/876-7339 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get your all-star lineup together and prepare to swing for the fences! Registration is now open for Westchester County's seventh annual My Game WB Tournament to be held on Saturday, Aug. 2, at V. E. Macy Park in Ardsley. Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 3.
Each roster is limited to a maximum of five players and up to 25 teams. The Home Run Derby competition entry fee is $5.
There will be cash prizes for the first and second place teams as well as for the Home Run Derby winner. Registration is $80 per team. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, July 30. Go to westchestergov.com/parks or call (914) 231-4034 for information and an application.
Patients having ambulatory surgery at Greenwich Hospital can now choose to keep designated friends and family updated on their status via secure, one-way text messages from the patient health-care team. Launched in the hospital's Ambulatory Surgery Unit this month, the text update program is offered through FamilyTouch, a free, HIPAA compliant messaging service. Greenwich is the only hospital in the Northeast currently offering FamilyTouch.
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 email@example.com, John Suppa at 914/937-2923 or Joseph Sabato at 203/661-8031.
County mortgage tax receipts for the first half of 2014 are the lowest seen since 2009, according to revenue figures recently released by Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni. The mortgage tax, considered a major county revenue source, has languished in recent years as the national economy and the local real estate market recovered. The county received $6,112,266.30 in the first half of 2014, down 19% from last year. The total 2014 mortgage tax for the county is budgeted at $19,826,409, less than half of the $39,836,895 collected in 2005 when the real estate market was at its recent peak. County mortgage tax collected in 2013 totaled $16,997,949.29.
Subscriptions are now on sale for Curtain Call, Inc. Discounted five-, seven-and 10-ticket Flex Passes offer savings of more than 40% off regular ticket prices. 203/461-6358; www.curtaincallinc.com.
The NYS Office for New Americans, The Cooper Union and Bnai Zion Foundation have opened registration for free professional courses and job placement assistance for high-skilled new Americans for the fall 2014 semester. This program focuses on developing and leveraging the professional skills of new Americans. All participants must have completed courses of study in their home country and be seeking retraining in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Participants must also be permanent residents of the U. S. and have work authorization. For information, go to www.bnaizion.org/retraining. php.
Saw Mill Dental at 970 N. Broadway, Yonkers, has announced a partnership with Give Kids The World, one of the most respected not-for-profits in the U. S., and has named their joint initiative "Smiles for Hope." Saw Mill Dental will be fundraising throughout the year in support of this initiative. Throughout the month of August, Saw Mill Dental will be donating a portion of the proceeds from all children's sealant and adult oral cancer screening procedures to Give Kids The World. To learn more or to schedule your child's sealant procedure or your oral cancer screening procedure go to www.sawmilldental.com or call 914/965-7017.
Visiting students from around the world ages 15-18 are seeking host families in and around Port Chester for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic year. Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year. Host families serve as mentors and a home base for their students who participate as active members of the family. Hosting an international student is a great way to explore a new culture and promote a sense of lifelong learning and adventure. To learn more contact Joe Bissell at firstname.lastname@example.org; 517/388-8948. Host families may review prospective student profiles online at iE-USA.org. Families interested in hosting this year must apply by Aug. 15.