Happy birthday to Noel Kammermann of Port Chester who celebrates Sept. 3. I hope you get to sleep in without our children jumping on you; eat a nice 2nd breakfast to make up for the 1st breakfast our children will lovingly make but will surely look unappetizing; watch soccer (without the children jumping on you) and enjoy a nice dinner with me and our children who love you to the moon! The cat loves you, too, like it or not. Love, Survi.

Happy 85th birthday to Paul J. Brezovsky, Sr. of Port Chester who celebrates Sept. 3. We love you, your family.

Happy birthday to Hope Klein of Rye Brook who celebrates Sept. 3.

Happy birthday to Joan McGrath Greve of Rye Brook who celebrates Sept. 3.

Happy birthday to Philip Jenks of Port Chester who celebrates Sept. 4.

Happy birthday to Westmore News reporter Casey Watts who celebrates Sept. 7.

Happy birthday to Celia Meloni of Port Chester who celebrates Sept. 9.

Happy birthday to Damian Sekula of Port Chester who turns 27 on Sept. 8. From your friends at the Westmore News.

Happy birthday to Wendy Del Monte of New Milford, Conn., formerly of Port Chester, who celebrates Sept. 8.

Happy birthday to Ryan Solomon, grandson of Goldie Solomon of Port Chester, who celebrates Sept. 8.

Happy anniversary to Mary and Dennis Sellas of Port Chester who will celebrate 62 years of marriage on Sept. 5.

Joshua Novack of Rye Brook was named to the Dean’s List for academic excellence for the spring 2016 semester at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. To be selected for this honor, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 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 Novack and Leslie Brandeis Novack and attended Blind Brook High School. He majored in molecular and cellular biology, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and graduated in May. He is now enrolled in medical school in NYC.

Rachel Rind-Siegal of Rye Brook has enrolled at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. as a member of the Class of 2020. She is a graduate of Blind Brook High School.

 

The Port Chester Council for the Arts is looking for professional visual artists who would like to be considered for participation in their upcoming art show, the 6th annual ART10573, on Sun., Oct. 2 at Crawford Park in Rye Brook. There are a limited number of spots, and artists should have a connection to Port Chester or Rye Brook—either living, working, volunteering or related to someone in either village. For applications and additional information go to www.portchestercfa.org. Applications are due by Mon., Sept. 12.

Families, individuals and groups are encouraged to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11 through meaningful service opportunities taking place from Fri., Sept. 9-Sun., Sept. 11. Volunteer opportunities on Fri., Sept. 9 include Help Provide Clothing to Children in Need at Family Services of Westchester: The Sharing Shelf at 47 Purdy Ave., Port Chester from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. as well as various opportunities to serve taking place at the Westchester County Center all three days. For complete information and to register for an event, call 914/948-4452 or log on to www.volunteerny.org.

September is Library Card Signup Month at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library. Children of all ages in Port Chester and Rye Brook who sign up for a library card during the month of September will receive a special surprise. Children must be accompanied by their parent/guardian in order to get a library card. The parent/guardian can show a driver’s license or two pieces of identification that have their name and address on it, such as a telephone or utility bill, to obtain the library card. For additional information call 914/939-6710 x108.

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library has announced a new early literacy program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grownups called 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Parents are invited to stop by the Children’s Room and pick up their reading log and packet to get started with this new literacy program. For additional information, call 914/939-6710 x108.

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.

County Executive Robert P. Astorino is calling on all dads and Westchester school leaders to save the date for Dads Take Your Child to School Day on Sept. 20. It’s a great way for dads and kids to get the school year started off right and to keep it going strong. If you are a school leader, visit the statewide campaign site to register your school at www.dadstakeyourchildtoschoolday.com. For additional information contact Joseph D. Kenner of the Westchester County Department of Social Services at jkenner@westchestergov.com or call 914/995-3287.

The NYS Bar Association and the NY Bar Foundation are seeking donations to provide legal services for residents of Louisiana. Donations to the Disaster Relief Fund will be distributed to support legal services programs in the affected areas. Attorneys and the general public are invited to contribute to the fund. A full 100% of the donations will be earmarked for providing legal services to Louisiana flood victims. Checks should be made payable to The New York Bar Foundation with the designation “Disaster Relief Fund” and mailed to The New York Bar Foundation, 1 Elk St., Albany, NY 12207. Donations can also be made online at www.tnybf.org/donation.

ArtsWestchester invites artists and non-profit organizations to apply for 2017 Arts Alive Grants. Awarded annually, these grants are specifically designed to support community-based artists and emerging arts organizations. The deadline for submissions is Tues., Oct. 4. Applications are available and may be accessed electronically at artswestchester.culturegrants.org.

ArtsWestchester has scheduled pre-application workshops including one Sept. 14 at ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains at 5:30 p.m. To RSVP contact Susan Abbott at sabbott@artswestchester.org or call 914/428-4220 x304.

November and December events at the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck are now on sale. For information on the events and to order tickets, go to www.emelin.org.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced plans to purchase approximately 11 million pounds of cheese from private inventories to assist food banks and pantries across the nation, while reducing a cheese surplus that is at its highest level in 30 years.

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.