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NEW - December 13 - Friday - John Paul Carney, 15th grandchild of John and Lucy Carney, arrived on December 2. John Paul is the 4th child of Michael and Genevieve, joining his siblings Patrick, Isabel and Daniel in Shreveport, LA.

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NEW - December 12 - Thursday - Star Wars Mini Camp at The Picture House for kids in kindergrten to grade 5 at the picture house on Saturday, December 21 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Cost is $60, which includes popcorn and a coupon for a free kid's taco or quesadilla at Cantina Lobos. Note:Individual tickets for the 10:30 am screening of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" are also available at thepicturehouse.org where you can register, or email education@thepicturehouse.org  for more information.

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NEW - December 11 - Wednesday - Two upcoming programs at St. Paul's National historic Site in Mt. Vernon: Friday, Dec. 13, at 10 AM—An educational program and forum commemorating the 228th anniversary of the adoption of the Bill of Rights and Saturday, Dec. 14 at noon— A Wreaths Across America service honoring military buried at St. Paul’s and at 2 PM, enjoy a performance of Holiday music, featuring Alyssa Reit on Harp, Peter Reit on French Horn, and the North County Harp Ensemble, with audience chorus on seasonal carols.

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NEW - December 10 - Tuesday - Jim Maisano"s Toys for Tots event is at Dudley’s (94 Hudson Park Rd, New Rochelle) this Saturday, December 14 from 11am to 2pm. Bring a new and unwrapped toy, gift card or check for kids of all ages, including teens. A former Marine, Jim has hosted this event for the Marine Corps for several years—while he was County Legislator. Now he heads Westchester's Consumer Protection Department.

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NEW - December 9 - Monday - Free parking for holiday shoppers in downtown Pelham starts this Friday Dec. 13 nd continues through Thursday, January 2nd. However, it will be only 2 hour or 3 hour free parking depending on the meter where you are parked.

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NEW - December 6 - Friday - Starting January 2nd, the first 50 people to purchase or renew a Pelham Art Center membership will receive a 50% discount! The special discount is part of Pelham Art Center's celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2020. Mark your calendar  for January 2nd to call (914)738-2525 or visit 155 Fifth Ave for this special anniversary offer during gallery hours..

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NEW - December 5 - Thursday - Pelham's Timothy P. Carney, author of "Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse," is one of six finalists for the prestigious Conservative Book of the Year award. There were more than 130 nominations for the award. The winning author—to be announced in January 2020—will receive ISI’s Paolucci Book Award, in addition to a $10,000 cash prize

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NEW - December 5 - Wednesday - Plan on these Pelham Middle School concerts next week that are open to the community—Tuesday, December 10:Middle School Orchestra Concert, 7pm, Auditorium; Wednesday, December 11: Middle School  Band Concert, 7pm, MS Gym; Thursday, December 12: Middle School Chorus Concert, 7pm, Auditorium.

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NEW - December 3 - Tuesday - Adding to our list yesterday of local charities deserving donations on today's Giving Tuesday: pelhamcivics.org - heartsandhomesforrefugees.org - countyharvest.org - pelhampreservarionsociety.com (and there are probably more)

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NEW - December 2 - Monday - Giving Tuesday, a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season, is tomorrow (Dec. 3). Here are some local websites where you can make your donations: pelhamtogether.org - pelhameducationfoundation.net - Jlpelham.org - pelhamchildrenscenter.org - thedannyfund.org - thepicturehouse.org - pelhamartcenter.org - pelhamrotary.com - pelhamlibrary.org - projectcommunitycares.org - bartowpellmansionmuseum.org (if we forgot a charitable loclorganization, we apologize.)

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NEW - November 29 - Friday - Shop at your local  Pelham businesses tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 30. It's Small Business Saturday!

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NEW - November 27 - Wednesday - The Picture House is closed tomorrow—Thanksgiving Day— but is open the other 364 days of the year.

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NEW- November 26 - Tuesday - Just a year away, but The Friends of the Pelham Public Library announce that the date of the next Novel Night will be November 21, 2020. Start planning th book theme for your dinner!

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NEW - November 25 - Monday - Police advise homeowners to find a way that delivered packages are left where not visible from the street to deter theft this holiday season. You can also ask a neighbor to accept them and post a note on your door saying to deliver the packages to that address.

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NEW - November 22 - Friday - Honorees for The Picture House's Marquee Night fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 28 will be Louise Middleton, Erin Bernhardt and Robert Rendon.

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NEW - November 21 - Thursday - The New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show® opens this Saturday, Nov. 23 and showcases Central Park with new replicas of Central Park's Belvedere Castle, Bethesda Terrace, the Dairy, the Naumburg Bandshell, and two graceful pedestrian bridges. This year, the Holiday Train Show is presented in an immersive indoor winter wonderland adjacent to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory as the Conservatory's palm dome undergoes restoration. The spacious, climate-controlled exhibition space is located on the Conservatory Lawn.

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NEW - November 20 - Wednesday - The Kids from the Foundations of Learning high school class has not created only a single Thanksgiving In A Box like last year, but this year the students reached out to PMHS subject departments and will be building 7 boxes at Manor Market on Thursday morning.

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NEW - November 19 - Tuesday - Success Catering Inc, Chef Melvin Myers will turn fruits into eye-popping, mouth watering, works of art this Thursday, Nov. 21 (not 31) in a 7:30pm program at The Manor Club. Registration is requested by email to themanorclubofpelham@gmail.com or 914-738-1528. The deadline is noon Wednesdat, Nov. 20 because space is limited. Admission is free to TMC members, $10 to guests of members and $5 to nonmembers. Proceeds are used for the historic building, which is on the Federal and NY State Registers of historic Buildings.

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NEW = November 18 - Monday - Holiday Lights returns to the Bronx Zoo: Members’ Preview Dates: Nov. 21 to 24; Holiday Lights Dates: Nov. 29 – Jan 5

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NEW - November 15 - Friday - Kids love to make slime but parents hate the mess that comes with it, so two moms have opened D.I.Y. Slime at 2A East Avenue in Larchmont. D.I.Y. Slime provides the instructions and ingredients to make slime. Prices start at $10 and drop-in hours are 3-6 on weekdays, with extended hours on days off from school, and 12-5 on weekends. For more information, visit: www.DIYSlimeShopNY.com

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NEW- November 14 - Thursday - You can read a rave review of Anthony Nunziata's Birthday Bash Concert at BroadwayWorld Review: https://tinyurl.com/AnthonyNunziataBWWReview Also, watch for the upcoming release of Anthony's first cd "The Love Album."

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NEW - November 13 - Wednesday - The SEPTA (Special Eduction PTA) Meeting previously scheduled for this Thursday has been rescheduled for 6:30pm on Monday, November 25 in the Middle School library.

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NEW - November 12 - Tuesday - It pays to lock your car even when it is parked overnight in your driveway. Pelham Manor Police say that one day in October, two car break-in attempts were unsuccessful on Carol Place because the cars were locked.

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NEW - Monday - November 11 - The Pelham Booster Club says visit https://pelhampelicans19.itemorder.com/sale—powered by Metro Team Sports! There, you can purchase authentic Pelham  team apparel, but the deadline is this coming Sunday, November 17.

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NEW - November 8 - Friday - Browse online and bid among the 52 silent auction items at the Nov. 16 Studio Cafe fundraiser at the Pelham Art Center. Visit https://e.givesmart.com/events/eGQ/i/

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NEW - November 7 - Thursday - Veterans Day will be commemorated at St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, in Mt. Vernon beginning at 11 AM, on Monday, November 11.. A brief ceremony in the church will be followed by placing commemorative wreaths and a tour exploring the lives and service of soldiers buried in the historic cemetery. At 1 PM, music historian Robert Cohen will present and interpret recordings of the music of the era of World War II and at 2:30 PM, a talk by historian Paul Gettler explores the Mexican War. Parking and admission are free; light refreshments served.

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NEW - November 6 - Wednesday -Schools will be closed Friday, Nov. 22 but you can sign up your "Frozen" fan (students K-5) for a movie-making workshop, followed by a screening of "Frozen 2." The time at The Picture House rom 8:30 to 12:30 p.m. includes Westchester's Best Popcorn and Cantina Lobos lunch - all for $60 (members at the Family level and above get 10% discount). For more information and registration visit www.thepicturehouse.org or call (914) 738-3161.

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NEW - Tuesday - November 5 - Vocalist Valerie Lemon, a professional known for her performances locally at Huguenot Cabaret, will be performing her show, "The Return of The Jane Froman Songbook - A Song in My Heart," tomorrow night, November 7th  at 7:00pm and Sunday, November 10th at 2:00pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in Manhattan. Purchase tickets https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1017808 or by phone 212-352-3101.

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NEW - November 4 - Monday - A new Westchester County law that went into effect October 39th grants victims of domestic violence or human trafficking up to 40 hours of paid leave to attend or testify in court proceedings related to their situations, to move from an abuser’s residence or to speak with lawyers or other advisers. Employers may ask for reasonable documentation that ‘safe time’ has been used for these purposes.

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NEW - November 1 - Friday - Beginning today, November 1, 2019, a new law  takes effect requiring any child under the age of two to be in a rear-facing car seat. If a child outgrows an infant-only seat before reaching his/her 2nd birthday, it is recommended that a convertible or all-in-one car seat with higher rear-facing height and weight limits be used. These seats should be installed in the rear-facing position until the child reaches the rear-facing weight or height limit set by the car seat manufacturer.

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NEW - October 31 - Thursday - Kids eat for free on Halloween today at Rockwells if they are in costume.

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NEW - October 30- Wednesday - The Picture House student improv troupe the "Pelicants"will be  back for a new season this Saturday, November 2nd with a live performance on stage in the Main Hall, 175 Wolfs Lane. In addition to bringing the community together to share some laughs, improv has been shown to build public speaking skills, foster group collaboration, and work multiple intelligences at the same time – amazing benefits for students and audiences alike. Tickets are $5/each and are available at the door the day of the event. For more information call (914) 738-3161.

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NEW - October 29 - Tuesday - Need a notary? The Pelham Town Library provides notary services. But please call 914-738-1234 in advance to be sure the service will be available at the time you drop by.

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NEW - October 28 - Monday - The original songs of Pelham's Anthony Nunziata will be featured tonight (October 28) between 6pm-7:30pm at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center at a free concert. He wrote the original songs with a  talented team of co-writers and they will be sung by guest artists.

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NEW - October 25 - Friday - Tickets are already on sale for the new and final Star Wars movie opening at The Picutre House on December 19th. "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" will be screened at TPH December 19th - January 2nd. Showtimes on December 19th are 6:00pm and 9:30pm. (https://thepicturehouse.org/show/star-wars-episode-ix-the-rise-of-skywalker)

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NEW - October 24 - Thursday - Wetchester has its first-ever Michelin-rated restaurant—Stone Barns of Pocantico Hills. Named to the 2020 Michelin Guide’s Big Gourmand list from Westchester were Dubrovnik and Maria Restaurant of New Rochelle, RaaSa Fine Indian Cuisine and Shiraz Kitchen of Elmsford, Café Alaia of Scarsdale, The Cookery of Dobbs Ferry, Eugene’s Diner & Bar of Port Chester and Southern Table of Pleasantville

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New - October 23 - Wednesday - The Village of Pelham Board of Trustees set a public hearing date of Nov. 12 to hear comments on a proposed Village contract with Altice (Cablevision). The new contract includes a list of new items the Village seeks from Altice, including new equipment and lighting.

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NEW - October 22 - Tuesday - State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi covered many topics during her meeting with constituents at The Manor Club last night. When the 33-year-old senator was asked what she thought about allowing 16-year-olds the right to vote, she said she is open to discussing the issue but would insist there be funding for icvic education in the schools so young people knew about government process.

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NEW - October 21 - Monday - Father Oliver Offor, who was assigned to OLPH a few years ago before becoming a U.S. Army Chaplain, has received permission from his bishop in Africa to be the next Parochial Vicar at St. Catharine's as of November 1st. Father Oliver, who is known for among other things for his booming voice and love of song, will replace Father Trevor Nicholls, who is retiring. A farewell reception for Father Trevor and his wife Marion is planned this Sunday, Oct. 27 after the 10 AM Mass.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 moroddy@gmail.com (914)-393-9617 or gyurer@gmail.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.

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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.