NEW - October 18 - Friday - The Town Board has approved a resolution waiving the $17.50 Town fee for a marriage license for an active military serviceman/woman. NY State's portion of the fee was waived earlier by the State Legislature.
NEW - October 17 - Thursday - Pelham's Ginamarie Mangiafridda of Wesleyan University women's ice hockey team was tabbed All-American Scholar by the American Hockey Coaches Association earlier this month. The organization recognizes varsity ice hockey players who attained a 3.6 GPA each semester and participated in 40% of their school's games in the 2018-19 season.
NEW - October 16 - Wednesday - Yes loose leave can be placed curbside until December 15 in both the Village of Pelham and Village of Pelham Manor. The Village DPW trucks pick up every day and work their way around the Villages picking up a section at a time on a revolving basis. No pick upof loose leaf piles after Dec.15. Do not mix twigs, branches, rubbish or any other materials in the leaf piles.
NEW - Tuesday - October 15 - Bank scams are on the rise. Beware of calls or emails saing your debit card has been compromised. When someone asks for personal information, hang up or delete the email.
NEW - October 11 - Friday - Pelham Booster Club is selling dark blue blankets with a gold "P" for Pelham that are warm and soft for $60 each. People love them and they make a great gift for the holidays and/or graduation.For details, text Booster Club co-president Breda Bennett at 914-906-9328.
NEW - October 10 - Thursday - Online registration closes at midnight tonight for this Saturday's Pelham Pumpkin Festival Kids' Fun Run that starts at 9:00am (Halloween costumes welcome). The cost is $15. The event is open to children 12 and under (parents or guardians may accompany the runner). Register at https://pelhamchildrenscenter2.secure.force.com/default/CnP_PaaS_EVT__ExternalRegistrationPage?event_id=a28f2000003ePgZAAU Registration also is possible at the event at 8:30am.
NEW - October 9 - Wednesday - Sixty-two kindergartners signed up for their first Library cards on K-Day at the Town Library on Sept. 28. Of course, anyone in kindergarten or any grade in school or any adult who is a resident of the Town of Pelham can visit the Library and get Library card, which not only opens the door to book check out but a host of other services. Visit www.pelhamlibrary.org
NEW - Tuesday - October 8 - Starting December 11, Pelham Board of Education meetings will be held on Wednesdays. View the District Calendar at https://www.pelhamschools.org/district/calendar for all scheduled meetings and events. Changes to any scheduled event are updated, so it is best to check the calendar regularly.
NEW- October 7 - Monday - Rockwells Restaurant has introduced catering trays of breakfast —scrambled eggs, etc.—as well as salads, sliders, wraps, personal pizza and full meals. Visit https://www.ezcater.com/catering/pvt/rockwells-3?fcv=1 for details.
NEW - October 4 - Friday - The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and Department of Environmental Conservation remind drivers that deer and moose become more active and are more likely to enter public roadways in the fall months of October, November, and December. Motorists should be alert.
NEW - October 3 - Thursday - The Westchester Refugee Initiative will be collecting warm winter coats, boots and other items at a drop off in Larchmont in November. For details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org (914)-393-9617 or email@example.com. Monetary contributions are welcome by sending a check to "Hearts & Homes for Refugees" at P.O. Box 8558, Pelham, NY 10803, indicating "Winter Drive" in the memo line.
NEW - October 2 -Wednesday - The Wartburg senior care and health provide in Mount Vernon was recently the backdrop during filming of Showtime's original series "City on a Hill". Over several days Wartburg hosted more than 40 members of the cast and crew of Possible Productions, including stars Kevin Bacon and Jill Hennessey. The Wartburg campus will be featured in Episode 8 of Season 1 and will also include a special appearance by Wartburg's own Sheila Walker as security guard.
NEW - October 1 - Tuesday - J. Philip Real Estate, with an office at 134A Fifth Avenue in downtown Pelham, has joined Leverage Global Partners as Exclusive Member. J.. Philip Real Estate is headquartered in Briarcliff in Westchester County also has offices in Mahopac.
NEW - September 30 - Monday - Runners alert: The Pumpkin Festival is not having a 5K in October so the spring Huguenot Giving 5K has been moved up to November 16th. Of course there is also the Pelham Half Marathon on Nov. 30th.
NEW - September 27 - Friday - The Village of Pelham Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a contract with Beazley Insurance for cyber security insurance. The Village's annual contract fee is $4,550.
NEW - September 26 - Thursday - The Pelham Board of Education is seeking interested candidates to fill vacancies on several committees for the 2019-20 school year. Seats for community members exist on the Audit, Authentic Learning (formerly Curriculum), Bond Steering, Community Engagement and Advocacy, Cultural Competence (formerly Diversity), Facilities/Athletic Facilities, International Baccalaureate Oversight, K-12 Innovation, Literacy, Math, Safety and Security, and Wellness committees. Details about the committees are at https://pelhamschoolsorg.finalsite.com/board-of-education/goals-and-committees/boe-committee-descriptionsand to sign up, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOslJA9MAHDi_I68G6Q5aOlTHGqS5v4m6FCp451p2lNANfAQ/viewform
NEW - September 26 - Thursday - The Pelham Board of Education is seeking interested candidates to fill vacancies on several committees for the 2019-20 school year. Seats for community members exist on the Audit, Authentic Learning (formerly Curriculum), Bond Steering, Community Engagement and Advocacy, Cultural Competence (formerly Diversity), Facilities/Athletic Facilities, International Baccalaureate Oversight, K-12 Innovation, Literacy, Math, Safety and Security, and Wellness committees. For descriptions of the committees, visit https://pelhamschoolsorg.finalsite.com/board-of-education/goals-and-committees/boe-committee-descriptions. To sign up, visithttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOslJA9MAHDi_I68G6Q5aOlTHGqS5v4m6FCp451p2lNANfAQ/viewform
NEW - September 25 - Yesterday was "World Gorilla Day" but you canstill make ke donations to save the worlds's gorillas at https://secure.wcs.org/donate/25k-world-gorilla-day?ms=M_EML_DON_01_F02_1909-World-Gorilla-Day-2&af=9uvdSI3IMyaqM6hS4Q1gTHCb2NhJnEA2CY6cWaVhSdPvq49tU57iLyp6sVQ5BpDpcCASQb%2BlR3SZspLccg6J2Q%3D%3D&L=4&utm_content=2019-9-24_gorilla-appeal-2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=WCS-EmailCampaign&utm_campaign=owned
NEW - September 20 - Friday - Pelham Jewish Cente's 2019 High Holiday Food Drive starts this Sunday, Sept. 22. Fill a bag with toiletries (deodorant/soap/shampoo) and non-perishable food and drop the bag off at the PJC, 451 Esplanade. The food drive will continue until Oct. 13.
New - September 19 - Thursday - For the second consecutive year, Westchester County Executive George Latimer is asking that all drivers leave their cars at home tomorrow— Friday, September 20—in celebration of “Car Free Day” in the Hudson Valley. The event, sponsored by the County Department of Public Works and Transportation’s SMART Commute Program, is designed to encourage alternatives to single occupant driving, such as the use of mass transit, carpooling, biking or walking to your destination.
NEW - September 18 - Wednesday - Attending a Golden Girls drag show at the Producers Club in NYC!. That is what the cast of the The Manor Club (TMC) production of "The Golden Girls Return" recently did as part of their rehearsal schedule. The TMC production (where Sophia decides to become a nun) stars Sophia - Claire Nappi; Rose - Kathi Mangan; Blanche - Elena Barnabei and Dorothy - Ann Rende wirh Loretta Illustrato as director. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org The 7:00pm show is set for Tuesday, Oct. 29th.
NEW - September 13 - Friday - Paws Crossed Animal Rescue in Elmsford has 22 orphaned pets from Hurricane Dorian and many will be available for adoption this Sunday, September 18 from noon until 4:00pm. This day is made possible in part from a very special grant from ASPCA and Westchester Subaru. The event will take place at 100 Warehouse Lane, Elmsford. For directions, visit https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=paws+crossed+elmsford+ny
NEW - September 12 - Thursday - Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 15, 22 and 29 with the parkway open exclusively for bicyclists, in-line skaters, scooters, walkers and joggers from Exit 22 at the Westchester County Center to Exit 4 at Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. The round-trip distance is 13 miles. The road is closed to automobiles in that stretch of parkway during Bicycle Sundays. Participation in the program is free; parking fees will be in effect at the County Center lot in White Plains. Bicycle Sundays is presented by co-sponsors Con Edison and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, with support from Danny’s Cycles, Westchester Parks Foundation and WHUD.
NEW - September 11 - Wednesday - Repaving of Pelhamdale Avenue from Boston Post Road north is expected to begin next week now that Suez has completed extensive work on underground water pipes there. Village Manager John Pierpont says the Con Ed work on 12 streets in the Clay-Grant will be followed by work by Suez in the spring and street repair will follow that.
NEW - September 11 - Wednesday - Tickets to this Saturday's Picnic in the Park are SOLD OUT but you can still support The Picture House by participating in the Picnic silent auction and raffles. You do not have to attend the event to win. Check out the online auction catalogue at https://e.givesmart.com/events/dFL/i/ to register to bid.
NEW - September 10 - Tuesday - Developers proposing an E-Commerce building that would be located behind Fairway Market shopping center are currently talking to NYC officials about permits needed for the building that would also be partially in the Bronx, Pelham Manor Village Manager John Pierpont said at last night's Village Board meeting. The proposal is still pending before the Pelham Manor Village Board.
NEW - September 9 - Monday - Credit card processing was not possible during the Altice (Optimum) outage Friday night so LaFontanella Ristorante used the old "slider machine" to imprint credit cards and produce double paper receipts just like the "old days."
NEW - September 6- Friday - Pelham resident Karen Dukess' debut novel "The Last Book Party" is on another suggested reading list. It is included in 20 end-of-summer beach reads on nbcnews.com/better/lifest via @NBCNewsBETTER
NEW - September 5 - Thursday - Tim Carney was on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" today for an in-depth discussion of his Washington Examiner column yesterday entitled "It's time to create a conservative ecosystem that doesn't welcome racists." Tim grew up in Pelham and recently published "Alienated America," a book that traces the decline of marriage and church and civic group memberships as support groups that factored into the election of President Trump. His column calling on a Conservatism that does not welcome racists can be accessed at https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/its-time-to-create-a-conservative-ecosystem-that-doesnt-welcome-racists
NEW - September 4 - Wednesday - The Town of Pelham Public Library has introduced a late-fine amnesty program for the month of September. All overdue fines will be automatically forgiven for all late materials returned to the library. (Charges for lost materials and collections fees cannot be waived.) Lost your card as well? Get a replacement card for free.
NEW - September 3 - Tuesday - This Saturday, Sep. 7th at 10 am will be the free showcase of The Picture House student filmmakers—the high school documentary project and shorts made by young filmmakers age 4-7. Coffee will be generously provided by Caffe Ammi. This event is free and open to the public.
NEW - August 27 - Wednesday - This Saturday, August 31 at 1 PM, St. Paul's National Historic Site in Mt. Vernon will present a program on the history and significance of the Pullman strike of 1894 by author and historian Jack Kelly, based on his new book, “The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America”.
NEW - August 27 - Tuesday - Village Manager John Pierpont said at the Village Board meeting last night (Aug. 26) that there will be a Crossing Guard at Four Corners, the intersection of Boston Post Road and Pelhamdale Avenue, to assist students in particular beginning with the new school year. The intersection has a four-way pedestrian stop signal but parents have requested a Crossing Guard as a safety measure because some motorists run the red light or make illegal right turns when pedestrians are crossing.
NEW - August 28 - Monday - Although there have been no reported cases of West Nile Virus in New York State, the Westchester County Department of Health advises all to avoid mosquito bites by removing standing water after it rains and using repellents. Note: While no mosquitoes in Westchester County have yet tested positive for the virus, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties and New York City have identified mosquitoes with West Nile Virus.
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.