Facts of Life

September 14, 2023 at 1:26 a.m.

By MARIAN KROMBERG | Comments: 0 | Leave a comment
Editorial Assistant

Belated happy birthday to my grandson Alex Salvatore Allmashy, son of Port Chester natives Stephen and Tina Caputo Allmashy. He is also the brother of Angelica Allmashy. Love, Gramma.

Happy birthday to Kathleen Ann Scarola of Port Chester who celebrates Sept. 21.

Happy birthday to PCHS graduate Jenna Giorgi who celebrates Sept. 21.

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SUNY Westchester Community College has been approved to offer an Opioid Overdose Prevention Program by the New York State Department of Health. The program consists of brief in-person training, and all attendees receive a free Narcan response kit. The training is provided free of charge to all faculty, staff, students and community members. To obtain more information, reserve a spot at the next session or schedule a small group session, email Dee Mabra at [email protected] or call 914/606-6910.

Butterflies at the Healing Garden at Ridge Road Park in Hartsdale, a place for reflection.

Westchester County is recognizing National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September with a butterfly display at the Healing Garden at Ridge Road Park, 267 Ridge Rd., Hartsdale. The Healing Garden was created to provide a permanent place for reflection for family members and loved ones of those who died by suicide. The butterfly is intended to represent the butterfly effect and the notion that by making small changes in behavior, those who may be contemplating suicide can make a different choice. The park is open seven days a week, 8 a.m.-dusk.

Rye Brook Recreation’s Fall 2023 Brochure is online and available for viewing. Registration is open for the After-School Program, Impact Pickleball, Grit Ninja and Snapology. Many of these have minimum participant requirements, so register your child/children as soon as possible to avoid program cancellations. www.ryebrook.org or 914/939-3235.

The Westchester County Department of Health is reminding families to book back-to-school vaccine visits with your child’s healthcare provider or at the free back-to-school clinics. Families with no insurance, ChildHealthPlus or Medicaid should call the County Health Department to schedule an appointment for vaccines at no charge. Call 914/995-5800 to see if you qualify and to secure a spot at the Health Department Clinic, 134 Court St., White Plains. Appointments are Fridays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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 Friday, Sept. 29. 

The next Port Chester High School Marching Band bottle and can recycling collection will be Sun., Sept. 17, 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.

Iona University in New Rochelle ranked #66 in The Wall Street Journal’s 2024 Best Colleges in America. A new ranking of the 2024 Best Colleges in America highlights Iona University at #66 nationwide based on student outcomes and graduate salaries as well as #1 in New York for student experience.

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]

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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