Facts of Life

August 31, 2023 at 12:30 a.m.

Happy 80th birthday to Marie Burns of Port Chester on Sept. 3. Sending lots of love from all your family. Wishing you many more!

Happy birthday to Paul J. Brezovsky, Sr. of Port Chester who celebrates Sept. 3.

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

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

If within the next 6 weeks you have a birthday, engagement, anniversary or any other special occasion to announce, please tell us and we’ll be more than happy to print it in this column, free of charge. Contact us by phone, fax, mail. or e-mail. Information must be received by the Tuesday before the date of publication.
Listings should be sent to: Westmore News, Attn: Facts of Life Editor, 327 Irving Avenue, Port Chester, NY 10573, phone to: (914) 939-6864 or e-mail to: [email protected].

Happy birthday to former Westmore News reporter Casey Watts, now an SEO specialist at Highnoon, a marketing and consulting agency in Tempe, Ariz.

Happy birthday to Damian Sekula of Port Chester who celebrates Sept. 8. From your old friends at the Westmore News.

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

Gianna Villanova of Port Chester has qualified for the Spring 2023 Dean's List at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J. Undergraduate students completing all courses with a GPA of 3.4, with no grades lower than "C", qualify for the Dean's List.

Port Chester and Blind Brook schools will open for the 2023-24 school year Tues., Sept. 5.

The Rye Brook Senior Center, 32 Garibaldi Pl., is closed thru Mon., Sept. 4.

The Rye Brook Recreation Fall 2023 Brochure is now online and available for viewing on their website, www.ryebrook.org/activities-programs with some new and exciting programs and events this year. Online registration will begin Wed., Sept. 6 at 9:30 a.m. The After School Program, Impact Pickleball, Grit Ninja and Snapology are open for registration.

The next Port Chester High School Marching Band bottle and can recycling collection will be Sun., Sept. 3, 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.

Port Chester Council for the Arts, Inc. is seeking professional visual artists who would like to be considered for participation in the upcoming art show, ART10573to be held Sun., Oct. 22, at Crawford Mansion Community Center in Rye Brook. There are a limited number of spots available. Interested artists should visit www.portchestercfa.org/art10573 for more information and an application. For questions, email [email protected]. Applications are due by Fri., Sep. 29. 

(a scans 9/1 Diaper Donation)

Cartons of diapers from Baby2Baby

The Westchester County Office for Women received a generous donation of 10,000 diapers from Baby2Baby, an organization dedicated to providing essential resources to families in need. This donation was made possible through a collaborative effort with the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.

Congregation K.T.I. is participating again this school year in Food 2 Grow On to provide bags of groceries each weekend and during school vacations to alleviate hunger and food insecurity among elementary-school aged children at Edison, Park Avenue and King Street schools in Port Chester. They welcome checks made payable to Food 2 Grow On, mailed c/o the Rotary Club, P.O. Box. 26, Port Chester, NY 10573. Food donations needed include: healthy cereal, peanut butter (14-16 oz. jars), tuna fish, canned fruit (14-18 oz. cans)—store brands are OK. Food donations can be dropped in the bins at 48 Meadowlark Rd., Rye Brook. For questions or to arrange a pickup of donations call Leslie at 914/939-8659 or email her at [email protected]

Effective Tues., Sept. 5, fares resume on all Bee-Line buses and ParaTransit. Bee-Line bus base fares and transfer policies remain the same--$2.75 for full fare and $1.35 for eligible reduced fare passengers (all fixed routes excluding BxM4C). MTA products including the 7-Day Unlimited Ride pass will now be $34, and the 30-Day Unlimited Ride pass will be $132. Service changes: Rtes. 6, 7, 11,14 17, 25, 34 & 65 will make several weekday trips adjusted by up to 10 minutes; Rte. 53—due to construction in Mt. Vernon, there will be schedule changes to improve on-time performance. Northbound trips between 2:17 and 6:35 p.m. and southbound trips between 4 and 5:30 p.m. will be adjusted by up to 22 minutes; BxM4C schedule will revert back to pre-summer 2023. On Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 4, Bee-Line busses and ParaTransit will operate on a Sunday schedule. For more information on the Bee-Line go to httsp://transportation.westchestergov.com/bee-line or call the Information Center at 914/813-7777, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Automated information is available 24 hours a day.

Westchester County is reminding residents and business owners of its "Upon Request" single-use foodware law, which will take effect Sat., Sept. 2. This legislation aims to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics by promoting a more mindful approach to their usage within food service establishments by limiting the use of single-use foodware products to only when specifically requested by the customer.

Volunteer New York! and Westchester County have announced the community’s 13th Annual 9/11 Serve + Remember community-wide day of service to take place Fri.-Mon., Sept. 8-11. Projects will be hosted at various locations throughout the region including several at Westchester County Center in White Plains Mon., Sept. 11. The annual family-friendly Day of Service aims to benefit numerous local non-profits and unite hundreds of local volunteers. For information on volunteer options and locations, go to www.serveandremember.org/ www.volunteer-newyork.org/service

Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, 37 Popham Rd., is relocating its Scarsdale gallery to ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Shop their moving sale thru Mon., Sept. 4 and get 20% off.

Soul Ryeders has sponsored a drive to tie pink ribbons on mailboxes, front porches, trees and public spaces for the past 10 years. TieTheTownPink has become synonymous with their campaign for breast cancer awareness and has evolved into a call for action to support anyone affected by any type of cancer. Ribbons will adorn public spaces throughout the month of October. Ribbons are $25 each and can be purchased at https://soulryeders-bloom.kindful.com/e/thethetownpink-2023?blm_aid=127176. To volunteer to tie ribbons, email rach[email protected] For additional information call 914/412-4884.

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 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 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.


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