Facts of life
November 2, 2023 at 1:18 a.m.
Happy birthday to Charlie Nielsen of Port Chester who celebrates Nov. 4.
Happy birthday to Richard Abel of Port Chester, publisher of the Westmore News, who celebrates Nov. 5.
Daylight Saving Time will end at 2 a.m. Sun., Nov. 5. Set your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night.
Early voting will take place at the Rye Brook Firehouse, 940 King St., Nov. 3, 12-8 p.m.; Nov. 4 & 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
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].
Election Day is Tues., Nov. 7, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Rye Brook residents vote at Crawford Mansion; Port Chester residents vote at their regular polling place.
The next Port Chester High School Marching Band bottle and can recycling collection will be Sun., Nov. 5, 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.
Blind Brook schools will be closed Thurs., Nov. 9 for Superintendent’s Conference Day. Schools are also closed Fri., Nov. 10 for Veterans Day.
The Village of Port Chester is looking for its 2023 Christmas tree to light up Liberty Square during the holiday season. If you are interested in having an evergreen on your property evaluated to be the village’s 2023 Christmas tree, please notify Mayor Luis Marino’s office by telephone at 914-939-2200 or send an email to the attention of Mary Anne Veltri at [email protected]. The selected tree should stand approximately 21 feet tall.
The Annual Raffle Fundraiser for the Port Chester-Rye Brook-Rye Town Chamber of Commerce is ongoing. Each $50 ticket is a chance to win up to $5,000.
1st prize: $5,000
2nd prize: $1,000
3rd prize: $500
4 additional prizes of $250 each
Drawing will be held Tues., Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. at T&J Restaurant. Ticketholders are invited to a special cocktail party event that night. Contact Ray Sculky to purchase tickets at 914-469-8889 or email him at [email protected]
Paula’s Pals 13th Annual Coat Drive is collecting clean, reusable coats until Dec. 1. Collection boxes are located at the Rye Brook Rec office, 938 King St., and Posillipo Center, 32 Garibaldi Pl. The annual drive is in memory of Paula Paniccia Bertolacci. For additional information 914/939-3235.
Rabbi Benjamin Goldberg of Congregation K.T. I. in Port Chester will teach a class at the upcoming Night of Jewish Learning, Sat., Nov. 18 at Beth El Synagogue in New Rochelle. Register in advance at www.wjccouncil.org. $20 until Nov. 3; $25 thereafter; $30 day of the event.