Facts of Life

January 24, 2019 at 6:52 a.m.

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Happy birthday to Aimee Morabito of Port Chester who celebrates Jan. 26.

Happy birthday to Pasqua Jean Brezovsky of Port Chester who celebrates Jan. 27.

Happy birthday to Robert Bertolacci of Rye Brook who celebrates Jan. 29.

Happy birthday to Port Chester native Eric Musto who celebrates Jan. 30. 

A very happy birthday to Ellen Edwards of Bronxville who celebrates Jan. 26.

Michelle Halpern of Rye Brook has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2018 semester at SUNY-Oneonta. To qualify for Dean’s List, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying a course load of 12 hours or more.

Madison Goldberg of Rye Brook has been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester at Emerson College in Boston. Madison, who is majoring in Theatre, is a member of the class of 2022. The requirement for Dean’s List is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.

Gerardo Dutan of Port Chester, a mechanical engineering major, has been named a Presidential Scholar for the fall 2018 semester at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y. Presidential Scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade point average and carry at least 14 credit hours.

Julian J. Martin of Port Chester has been named to The University of Scranton's Dean's List for the 2018 fall semester. The Dean's List recognizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the semester to make the Dean's List. Martin is a junior business administration major in the Scranton, Pa. university's Kania School of Management.

Emily Kitchin of Rye Brook and Elizabeth Montemurro of Port Chester have been named to the Fall 2018 Dean's List at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. To earn this academic achievement, students must earn a GPA of 3.50 or higher for the term.

Rye Brook Recreation still has room in its Robotics and Coding classes that begin Jan. 29 & 30 for boys and girls in grades 2-5 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in a classroom at Ridge Street School. Classes for 2nd-3rd graders will be on Tuesdays; 4th & 5th graders will meet on Wednesdays. Fee is $200 for eight sessions. Sign up on Communitypass.com or call 914/939-3235.

Westmed Medical Group is offering support to U.S. government employees affected by the government shutdown by allowing for deferral of co-pays, deductibles and/or patient balances during this time. For information contact Westmed’s billing department at [email protected].

Rye Nature Center is taking orders for their annual Winter Bird Seed Sale thru Feb. 1. Pickup date for orders is Feb. 15. Download an order form at ryenaturecenter.org/birdseedsale/4557502192.

Yonkers Downtown International Restaurant Week will run from Jan. 27-Feb. 2. Enjoy 20% off lunch and 25% off dinner at the best restaurants downtown Yonkers has to offer. Make reservations at the restaurant of your choice. For a list of participating restaurants, go to YonkersDowntown.com.

The Y.E.S. administrator, Emma Saghir, located in Blind Brook High School’s front lobby Tues. & Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., welcomes students wishing to check out job openings. Residents who need the services of a dog walker/sitter, someone to mow their lawn, give music lessons, babysit, help around the house or help part-time with your local business should consider giving the opportunity to a Blind Brook student. The Y.E.S. administrator’s email is [email protected].

Registration is open for Rye Brook Recreation’s Little League rating session for baseball and softball Sat., Mar. 2. Little League is for 2nd-7th graders. Major League boys cannot be 13 years old before 9/1/19 and Major League girls cannot be 13 years old before 1/1/19. Rating sessions will be 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (first come, first served) in the BBHS gym. Players should bring their glove, and if they have their own bat and helmet, they should bring those as well. No cleats. Call Janice at 914/305-2947 for softball or Rocky at 914/305-2948 for baseball.

With paychecks currently on hold for more than 800,000 federal workers, RPM Raceway has announced a way for furloughed employees to ease frustration and blow off steam: by putting the pedal to the metal in its state-of-the-art facility in Stamford for free. This offer is available until the government reopens. For information, go to RPMRaceway.com.

Registration for adult & youth winter 2019 classes is open at Clay Art Center in Port Chester. www.clayartcenter.org.

Vans, the original action sports brand and icon of creative expression, invites public and private high school art students to participate in the 10th year of Vans Custom Culture, created to provide high school art students a platform to showcase their creative abilities, while providing access to underfunded art programs. High school art teachers can register their classes thru Jan. 31 to compete for the chance to win $75,000 towards their art education programs. For information and registration guidelines, go to customculture.vans.com.

Free tax assistance is available at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library Thurs. & Sat., Feb. 7-Apr. 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For information call 914/939-6710 x103.

The Westchester Library System has launched a new program that offers students of all ages live, one-to-one help from professional tutors online. Any Westchester resident with a library card can access Tutor.com’s Learning Suite from any computer or mobile device connected to the internet. Students of all ages and job seekers can find the help they need with Tutor.com.

The Village of Rye Brook has announced that effective June 1, 2019 single use plastic bags can no longer be used by retail stores. Paper bags will have a 10-cent charge. Effective the same date, plastic straws cannot be displayed on counters in Rye Brook businesses; they can, however, be provided upon request.

The Westchester Chordsmen Chorus is offering free singing lessons for men starting Feb. 4 and continuing for six Mondays from 6:45 p.m. for l½ hours. No class Feb. 18. The program provides coaching and instruction to teach new singers how to sing and experienced singers how to sing better. No prior musical experience is necessary. Register at chordsmen.org, 914/298-SING or just show up.

Registration for Westchester County Parks camp programs will begin Wed., Feb. 13 at 12 p.m. for Muscoot Farm’s Young Farmers Camp. Online registration for most other camps will begin Fri., Feb. 15 at 12 p.m. For information on camp programs, see Nearby or 10573 “Camps” following “For Kids.”

The Westchester County Board of Health is now seeking nominations for the 2019 Public Health Service Awards. The Board plans to recognize adults and/or non-profit programs as well as young people who have demonstrated creativity and commitment in their efforts to improve public health in Westchester. The Board encourages community leaders, healthcare professionals, educators and residents to submit nominations by Feb. 11 on behalf of volunteer heroes in their communities. Nomination forms are available at www.westchestergov.com/health.

Tickets are now on sale for the Royal Hanneford Circus at the Westchester County Center in White Plains Feb. 16-19 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. $35 premium seats; $27 regular reserved seats. 914/995-4050 or www.ticketmaster.com.

The Village of Port Chester Police Department is currently seeking responsible, energetic individuals to work as crossing guards. Those interested should apply at the Village Clerk’s Office, 222 Grace Church Street.

Senior citizens in the Village of Port Chester who are medically homebound may be eligible for a hot meal to be delivered to their home. Suggested donation is $2 per meal. Meals are delivered Mon.-Fri. For more information, please contact the Port Chester Nutrition Program at 914/939-4975.

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library offers free delivery services for homebound residents of the two villages. Volunteers will deliver books and audiovisual materials to people unable to leave their home. For additional information, call the library at 914/939-6710, ext. 110.

Hours for the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library are as follows: Adult Department Monday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday (July - August), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (July - August), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sunday: Closed. Children's Department: Monday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday (July - August), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Saturday (July - August), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sunday, Closed. 914/939-6710.


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