Facts of Life
August 16, 2023 at 11:01 p.m.
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Happy 1st birthday to our precious granddaughter, Lucianna Katrina Raimondi of Port Chester, who celebrates Aug. 19. We love you so much! Grandma & Poppy.
Happy birthday to Scott Moore. retired administrator of the Port Chester-Rye-Rye Brook EMS, who celebrates Aug. 19. Thanks, Scott, for all your years serving the community.
Justin Padilla of Port Chester was named to the Dean's List for the spring semester at the University of Maryland Global Campus. To be eligible for the honor, a student must have completed at least six credits during the term, earned a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the term and maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 at UMGC.
On Port Chester Day, Sat., Aug. 26 at Lyon Park, the League of Women Voters of Rye, Rye Brook and Port Chester will be present to provide voter registration forms.
The next Port Chester High School Marching Band bottle and can recycling collection will be Sun., Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., in the Middle School parking lot on Bowman Avenue, Rye Brook. Collections generally take place on the first and third Sunday of each month. Call 914/200-1464 for updated information.
SUNY Westchester Community College has been mentioned in an independent study for creating a significant positive impact on the business community and generating a return on investment to its major stakeholder groups—students, taxpayers and society. An independent analysis calculated the fiscal year 2021-22 impact at $585.6 million in income to the Westchester County economy, supporting more than 5,800 jobs.
Iona University in New Rochelle was named for the first time ever to The Princeton Review’s national list of “The Best 389 Colleges,” a highly influential publication and “go-to” for students and families trying to find the best school for them.
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) is looking for the next class of Park Police Officer Trainees committed to protecting the State Park system’s record 79 million annual visitors. In 2024 NYS Parks will be celebrating 100 years of providing outstanding recreational and cultural experiences to state residents and visitors from throughout the world. The Park Police will play a critical role in the year-long Centennial celebration as they continue to serve visitors and offer the safest beaches, trails, golf courses, pools, picnic areas, and entertainment venues in the nation. Applications for Park Police Officer Trainee positions will be accepted until Sept. 30. Visit https://parks.ny.gov/park-police/park-police-officers.aspx for more information regarding the application process, agility testing, screening requirements and written exam.
Monthly Bingo at the Parish of St. John Bosco held on the first Tuesday of each month at Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School in Port Chester has been canceled permanently.
Free Beach Access is available for residents of Port Chester, Rye Brook, Rye City and Rye Neck at Oakland Beach, 99 Dearborn Ave., Rye every Tuesday thru Aug. 29. www.townofryeny.com
The Rye Farmers Market is held Sundays thru Dec. 3, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the parking lot on Theodore Fremd Avenue. It features baked goods, cheese, flowers, eggs, herbs, vegetables, honey, jams, meats, nuts, poultry and fruits.
The PCHS Class of 1971 is hosting a 70th Birthday Party Reunion Sat., Sept. 23 at T&J Restaurant, 10 Pearl St., Port Chester. The cost is $75 per person and payment is due by Aug. 31. No walk-ins. For more info, contact Phyllis Messina ([email protected]) or text her at 203-947-3806. Additional info is also available on the 1971 PCHS Class 70th Birthday Facebook page.
The PCHS Class of 1978 will host a 45th reunion Sat., Oct. 21 at T&J Restaurant, 10 Pearl St., Port Chester. For additional information, write to [email protected] or find the group on Facebook at PCHSClassof1978.
The Salvation Army in Port Chester is holding a drive for school supplies in advance of the beginning of the school year for distribution to children in need in Port Chester, Rye Brook and Rye. The following items are requested: spiral notebooks, composition books, backpacks (new), Casio FX-55 Plus calculators, dividers, index cards, 3x5”, retractable ballpoint pens, highlighters, construction paper, pencils, colored pencils, washable markers, glue sticks and crayons (box of 24). The items can be left in a box in the driveway at 48 Meadowlark Rd., Rye Brook. Items will be collected thru Aug. 28.
The NYS DMV is undertaking a summer-long underage drinking crackdown on the use of fake IDs to purchase alcohol at concert venues statewide. It will continue thru Sept. 17.
At Congregation KTI it is a Mitzvah (good deed) moment for all to help feed those in the community who are needy. All food collected in KTI’s ongoing drive is being given to the Salvation Army in Port Chester. Food requested includes cans of tuna, chicken, vegetables, beans and fruit as well as pasta, 10-16-ounce bags/boxes of white rice, snacks, shelf-stable milk, healthy cereals, macaroni and cheese and canned meals like Chef-Boy-r-Dee, chili, etc. The food can be left in bins in Leslie Brandeis Novack's driveway at 48 Meadowlark Rd., Rye Brook.