NEW - August 23 - Friday - New Rochelle has two Farmers Markets— one on Fridays at the Thomas Paine Cottage Museum on North Avenue and the other at the Library Green on Saturdays. Both are open from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
NEW - August 22 - Thursday - This Saturday (August 240 ar St. Paul's national Historic site in Mt Vernon, author and musician Marc Ferris will explore the history and origins of The Star Spangled Banner in 1814. The program features a talk about the development of our national anthem, punctuated by live musical renditions of the song’s original version along with other tunes considered for anthem status in this broad sweep of American musical history. Mr. Ferris is the author of, “Star-Spangled Banner: The Unlikely Story of America's National Anthem,” published in 2014.
NEW - August 21 - Wednesday - It's "at the printer!" Yes, now being printed is Pelham Together's Community Calendar of the Pelhams—the large calendar for a wall, door or anywhere that has pre-printed community events and school events but room for you to add your family doctor appointments or other personal events. As soon as Pelham Together has the calendars and announces where you can purchase them, we will have the announcement in an eblast.
NEW - August 20 - Tuesday - The Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville announced that United Airlines will be the exclusive and sole sponsor of the JBFC’s preview screening and new release events featuring special guests for one year. The sponsorship began on June 1, 2019, with the first event, a sold-out screening of Framing John DeLorean followed by a Q&A with actor Alec Baldwin.
NEW - August 19 - Monday - The Pelham School District calendar for the 2019-20 school year is online at https://www.pelhamschools.org/district/calendar and will be updated during the school year. the first day for students to return to class is Thursday, Sept. 5. Teachers have conference days on the Tuesday and Wednesday after Labor Day.
NEW - August 16 - Friday - The Swim Across America Long Island Sound Chapter raised $1.3 million at seven fundraising pool swims and an open water swim held recently, including t$60,000 at a NYAC event. The funds are raised for cancer research, prevention and treatment, as well as support services through Westchester-based Cancer Support Team.
NEW - August 15 - Thursday - The wprd "Stop" is now painted on the pavement at Ancon, Boulevard, Colonial and Kings Highway where they intersect as requested by neighbors as a safety measure. "All Way" signs are also attached to the arterial stop signs. Note, however, as you approach on Ancon that you will stop a distance from the intersection and so must creep slowly and look to see if there is a car stopped on Boulevard (on your right) that may have the right to move ahead of you.
NEW - August 14 - Wednesday - The Picture House Picnic in the Park early bird tickets are $150 and go up to $175 after this Friday, August 16. To bu tickets for the movie and dinner event, visit www.thepicturehouse.org
NEW - August 13 - Tuesday - Troy Cogburn, director of transfer admissions at Manhattan College and a native of Pelham, has been named president of the New York State Transfer and Articulation Association (NYSTAA) for the 2019-20 academic year.
NEW - August 12 - Monday - Today is World Elephant Day. Because of the poaching crisis, all three types of elephants — Asian, African forest, and African savannah—are listed as Threatened on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species. Wildlife conversation Society is accepting donations at https://secure.wcs.org/donate/world-elephant-day?ms=M_EML_DON_01_F07_1908-world-elephant-day&utm_content=2019-8-12_world-elephant-day-2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=WCS-EmailCampaign&utm_campaign=owned
NEW - August 9 - Friday - Vendors at the New Rochelle Farmers Market at the Library Green tomorrow include Pelham Provisions and Walter’s Hot Dog Truck. There is also fresh produce, cookies, breads along with music and activities for children from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
NEW - August 8 - Thursday - Save these September dates: Friday, Sept 13 at 6:30pm - Pelham Jewish Center Open House and BBQ; Sunday, Sept. 15 from 12:30-4:30pm - Hearts and Homes for Refugees Fall Family Picnic at Saxon Woods Park Pavilion, White Plains.
NEW - August 7 - Wednesday - This Friday ( August 9) is "Pelham Town Day at Playland." With proof of address, each resident of the Town of Pelham will receive discount coupons when they arrive at the park by going to the Fountain Plaza Administration Building and showing their I.D. Discounts include one free mini golf entry, two-for-one ride admission, one free beach or pool admission, $1 off of one food value meal and a $5 discount for parking on a return visit to the park.
NEW - August 5 - Monday - The Westchester County Clerk’s Mobile Passport Office will be in Mt Vernon this coming Friday, August 9th, from 11am - 2pm at Mount Vernon City Hall, Stevens Avenue Side, 1 Roosevelt Square if you do not want to drive to White Plains.
NEW - August 2 - Friday - Recent Pelhamites who graduated from colleges and universities: Juliana Mora and Emily V Sotolongo from the University of Rhode Island; Peter Nadel, majoring in English, from Bates College; Taylor Brown with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and minor in Photography magna cum laude from Drexel University's Lebow College of Business; Chandler Marie Solimine with a B.A. cum laude in American Studies from Trinity College; and Ciaran Bennett from Roger Williams University.
NEW - August 1 - Thursday - Houlihan Lawrence announced that Pelham's Arthur Scinta is among more than 60 of its agents who have been ranked as part of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents, placing them among the most successful sales associates in the industry.
NEW - July 31 - Wednesday - NuDay Syria has a program of sending containers of clothing, toys, bikes and needed supplies to Syrian refugees in Turkey and Syria and is asking for financial donations (one time or monthly) to cover shipping costs. Donations can be made through its website at http://www.nudaysyria.net/
NEW - Tuesday - July 30 - How about "Shakespeare in the Park" at Mamaroneck's Harbor Island Park this Friday, August 3? The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will perform JULIUS CAESAR—the iconic story of power and consequence—under the direction of Illana Stein. The whole family will enjoy this special 90 minute interactive production, streamlined for clarity of both plot and language. Learn more about the HVST at https://hvshakespeare.org/
NEW - July 29 - Monday - The black and purple bunting on Town Hall was in honor of Louis Nargi who retired as a Village of Pelham police officer in 1977. He passed away on July 17 while living in Florida and was 77 years old. The mourning bunting was due to be taken down today.
NEW - July 26 - Friday- Tomorrow's 1:00pm program at St. Paul's national Historic Site in Mt Vernon is a talk on "A Clash of Cultures: Anne Hutchinson’s Brief Life near St. Paul’s Church." The presentation will explore the interface between the local Lenape Indians, the Dutch commercial colony of New Netherland and the Puritan rebel, exile Anne Hutchinsonin the 1640s
NEW - July 25 - Thursday - Before you lock the door and leave on vacation for a few days or longer, call the police to get your address on the "Dark House" list so police know you are away and can be alert if there is suspicious activity there. In Pelham Manor, call the police desk at 738-1000; in Pelham Village, call 738-2000.
NEW - July 24 - Wednesday - Village of Pelham Manor Board of Trustees meetings are now filmed and the video is on the Village website (www.pelhammanor.org). Some of the sound is not the best but everyone is working on that.
NEW - July 23 - Tuesday - Cat declawing is now banned in New York State. Governor Cuomo signed the legislation yesterday. The law goes into effect immediately and performing the declawing procedure on a cat for any reason other than medical purposes carries a $1,000 fine.
NEW - July 19 - Friday - Interested in buying an electric car? Watch the You Tube video bitl.ly/kickgas produced by students at Sleepy Hollow high School that won a contest and features the Nissan Leaf and discount savings currently available. For specific details on that vehicle and others collected by Sustainable Westchester, visit www.drivegreenwestchester.org
NEW - July 18 - Thursday - Eagle Scout candidate Gavin Fear of Troop 1 has received Village of Pelham Board approval for an irrigation project at the Highbrook Highline. His presentation is on the Village website (www.pelhamgov.com). Next the project needs the approval of regional Scout leaders.
NEW - July 17 - Wednesday - The Pelham School District closed on its purchase of 314 Pelhamdale Avenue last Friday. As the new property owner, the locks have been changed, the grass cut and the shrubs clipped. More news to come on plans to refurbish the house for office space for school district offices.
NEW - July 15 - Monday - Candela Systems Corporation will begin installing new LED streetlights throughout the Village of Pelham in the coming weeks. The project is expected to net cost savings for the Village.
NEW - July 10 - Wednesday - Pelhamites on the Dean's List: Thomas Horowitz at Binghamton University, Robert Horowitz at the College of the Holy Cross and Nicholas Ronan at Gettysburg College.
NEW - July 5 - Friday - St. Paul's National Historic Site in Mt Vernon Talk tomorrow, Saturday, July 6 at 1 PM: Part I of a talk titled, “President Harry Truman the Atomic Bomb and the End of the War against Japan,” by Raymond H. Geselbracht, Village Historian of Bronxville and formerly a Special Assistant for the Office of the Director of the Truman Presidential Museum and Library, in Independence, Missouri.
NEW - July 5 - Thursday - Parker Cornman of Pelham, a media and society major at Hobart College, was among seven members of the Hobart College rowing team who were among the 281 student-athletes named to the Intercollegiate Rowing Association All-Academic Team by the IRA Board of Stewards.
NEW - July 3 - Wednesday - Pelhamites graduating from colleges and universities: Samantha Resende earned a master's of science from Springfield College; Thomas J. Munson graduated from the Fisher School of Business of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor in Science; Paula Rollins graduated from UMass with a bachelor's degree in sociology; graduating senior Helen Driesen won the Pappoutsakis Award from the University of Vermont Department of Music and Dance at UVM's College of Arts and Sciences Awards Ceremony.
NEW - July 2 - Tuesday - Pelhamites on the Dean's List: Katie Sciales at Miami University; Nicholas Clausen at St. Lawrence University; Riley A. Munson at Kenyon College; Aimee Spencer and Robyn McPherson, both at Monroe College. Michael Smith was named to Genesee Community College's Provost's List and Christopher R. Epes Jr., Chandler M. Solimine and Thomas S. Walsh were awarded Faculty Honors at Trinity College.
NEW - July 1- Monday - A toy drive in July: Members of the Pelham Knights of Columbus are collecting new unwrapped toys for children at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. OLPH parishioners can select a gift tag with wished for items at the back of Church during the weekends of July 7th and 14th and drop off the gifts by July 21st.
NEW - June 28 - Friday - Pelhamites on the Dean's List: Joseph Michael Cucciniello at The University of Alabama; Decker Sisk at SUNY New Paltz; Riley Stevens at James Madison University; and Jake Galiani, Kelly Knapp, and Luke Persanis, all three at University of Delaware.
NEW - June 27 - Thursday - The Village of Pelham Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 9 has been rescheduled for one week later—Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The meeting will be held at 7:30 PM at Village Hall, 195 Sparks Avenue.
NEW - June 24 - Monday - Members of The Picture House can get a special early bird rate of $140 per ticket if purchased now for the TPH Picnic in the Park on Saturday, Sept. 14. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, June 28. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $250. For tickets, visit https://e.givesmart.com/events/dFL/
NEW - June 21 - Friday - Mark your calendar for the Pelham Chamber of Commerce's second annual Wolfs Walk street festival on Saturday, September 7th from 4:00 - 11:00 p.m. The rate for Chamber members is $150 for a table. Contact Amy Rios (email@example.com) for details.
NEW - June 20 - Thursday - Pelhamites who are new grauduates from colleges and universities: Katherine Morrell from Lehigh Universit with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics degree with a major in Marketing; John Conway from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta with a Bachelor of Science in Literature, Media, and Communication; Andrew Hamlin from Union College in Schenectady; Grace Macdonald-Gagnon Graduates from Colgate University; and two from The University of Alabama: Blair Edward Carey of with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business Administration. and Arianna Holly Konstantin with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Information Sciences.
NEW - June 19 - Wednesday - Swim Across America’s Long Island Sound Chapter's pool swim awill be held at NYAC Travers Island in Pelham on Friday, July 12 -- 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. (night swim and BBQ to follow) to raise funds for cancer research. Register to swim, kayak, volunteer to help, or sponsor a swimmer at www.swimacrossamerica.org/long_island. Donations can be sent to SAA-Long Island Sound, P.O. Box 217, Larchmont, NY 10538.
NEW - June 18 - Tuesday - Free 15-minute parking is available in the circular driveway of PMHS and along Corlies Avenue during today's Special Vote on the Pelham School District Vote on the proposed purchase of property at 314 Pelhamdale Avenue. Polls are open until 9 PM tonight.
NEW - June 17 - Monday - Pelhamites on the Dean's List: Quinlan Crowley at Hamilton College; Sarah Guido at Immaculata University; Claire Gilman at Bucknell University; Robert M. Dilorenzo at Wentworth Institute of Technology: William Sciales at SUNY Geneseo; and Juliana Mora and Emily Sotolongo, both at The University of Rhode Island. Keelin A. Ferguson was named to the Clemson University President's List.
NEW - June 14 - Friday - All are invited to the Colonial School Playground on Monday, June 17, from 3-4 pm for an informal information session about the Special Vote on the acquisition of the property next door. See for yourself how the playground would be expanded with the purchase.
NEW - June 12 - Wednesday - Registration is underway for Bartow-Pell Discovery Camp for children ages 6 to 12 in Session 1: July 15-19 and/or Session 2: July 22-26 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. There will be indoor and outdoor activities. Cost: Session I or Session II $375 or $675 for both sessions. To register, visit https://bartowpell.z2systems.com/np/clients/bartowpell/eventRegistration.jsp?event=1588&
NEW - June 11 - Tuesday - A Tweet n Monday from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Cheryl Champ: "There are still honest people in the world. Dropped my wallet last night at 106th and Third Ave. (the heart of Puerto Rican Festival) and and honest gentleman picked in up and returned it with EVERYTHING! Gracias, Carlos!"
NEW - June 10 - Monday - Kate (Ashford) Carpenter investigates how effective some of the campaigns to delay phone use for kids have been in different communities. Read her article on Pelham Together's website at https://pelhamtogether.org/blog/2019/5/30/do-kid-smartphone-initiatives-work