Happy birthday to Port Chester High School cross country and track coach and retired PCMS history teacher Hank Birdsall of Rye who celebrates Aug. 21.

Happy birthday to Port Chester High School graduate Ashley Ames who celebrates Aug. 22.

Christine Padavil of Port Chester earned a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Web Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. in May.

The Village of Rye Brook has several openings on its Traffic Commission. Anyone interested in traffic matters in Rye Brook who would like to be appointed to this volunteer commission should email the Village Board at mayor@ryebrook.org.

The 13th Annual Tour de Foliage will take place Sun., Sept. 18 at the Brookside School in Ossining to benefit the Dysautonomia Foundation. Rye Brook resident Rebecca Newman, 19, is one of just 325 patients worldwide with Familial Dysautonomia, a rare Ashkenazi Jewish genetic disorder affecting the sensory and autonomic nervous system. All riders receive breakfast and lunch, a Tour t-shirt, a goody bag and are entered to win fabulous prizes. For information, go to www.fdcycletour.org or call Lisa and Jeff Newman at 914/939-3503.

Blind Brook schools will reopen Thurs., Sept. 1. Port Chester schools’ opening day will be Tues., Sept. 6.

Fall classes at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester will begin Sept. 6. Those who register by Aug. 22 can save $20 on these classes. For more information, go to www.clayartscenter.org or call 914/937-2047.

Hudson Valley Honor Flight will fly its 1,000th veteran on its Sept. 10 flight to Washington, D.C. to see the nation’s memorials honoring veterans. This flight, dubbed Flight 1,000, will depart from Stewart International Airport in Newburgh. The exact name of the person who is the 1,000th veteran will be kept confidential to ensure that all veterans onboard are recognized equally for their military contribution. Each veteran is accompanied by a volunteer, a personal “guardian” who is responsible for ensuring that the veteran’s trip is a memorable one. Guardians are responsible for covering the cost of their trip. HVHF’s remaining flight will be Sat., Oct. 29 and will depart out of Westchester County Airport in White Plains. To learn more or to reserve a place, call 845/391-0076 or log on to http://hvhonorflight.com.

ArtsWestchester has received a $50,000 grant from Wells Fargo to support its Arts-in-Education program. The grant will enable ArtsWestchester to bring more artists to under-resourced schools.

The U.S. Postal Service recently issued the new 1-cent definitive Apples stamp. The stamps are available in coils of 3,000 and 10,000. The stamp design features two apples on a branch surrounded by leaves. Also known as the Newtown pippin, the Albermarle pippin apple has deep historical roots. It first appeared in the late 17th century in an area of Queens formerly known as Newtown. Customers may purchase the Apple stamps at usps.com/stamps and at post office locations.

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: Sept.-June: Mon. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Tues. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Wed.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July & August: Mon. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Children’s room hours: Mon. & Tues., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. except July & August: Tues., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sat., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 939-6710.