Tomorrow morning, I will be among 12 journalists accompanying Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her staff in travel to Africa. I’m humbled by this opportunity to report back on her missions throughout the continent. She will be tackling complicated, often politically charged situations in some of the most economically and health challenged areas of the world. From July 31-Aug. 10, my publisher’s hat comes off and it’s back to my reporting roots. [Read more…]
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Three days of Sidewalk Sales in Chappaqua, July 19-21, brought many residents and visitors to downtown Chappaqua to check out the action with their families, enjoy the festivities, and of course, pick up a few great finds. With a clear sky and balmy temperatures on Saturday, the party really took off. Visitors enjoyed “The Taste of Chappaqua” and sampled fine foods from various participating eateries here. The new Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce, which had been promoting the event for a few weeks prior, was also a presence lending support to a number of merchants. Janet Angier, of Music in Chappaqua surprised everyone on Saturday by inviting Westchester’s most acclaimed Karaoke DJ, Justine Faith, to entertain shoppers, young and old, to sing a song or two as well! The hills of Chappaqua truly came alive.
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Please join The Amy Marie Crabtree Foundation (Team Amy) for its Second Annual Birthday BBQ Fundraiser on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at the Crabtree’s Kittle House in Chappaqua, NY.
Entering its second year as 501(c)3 organization, Team Amy is excited to continue celebrating the life and goals of its inspiration, Amy Marie Crabtree, who lost her battle with brain cancer at the end of 2009. Amy’s life was dedicated to helping others through her vocation as a nurse, her family role as a mother, and her role in the community as a dedicated volunteer. The Foundation continues to support the causes most important to her, including organizations that promote awareness and support for Underprivileged and Sick Children, Abused and Disadvantaged Women, Abused Animals, and victims of the insidious disease that took her own life through Brain Cancer Research and Support.
In its inaugural year, the Foundation hosted some fun and well attended events and raised money for many local charities, including Pegasus Therapeutic Riding, Friends4Michael, The Make A Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley, Hope’s Door, and The SPCA of Westchester.
Team Amy’s Second Annual Birthday BBQ Fundraiser is family friendly, and will celebrate the life of Amy Marie Crabtree, and the first year of the Foundation in a festive summer event that Amy would have loved. Enjoy delicious food and drinks, and great company, and learn about the Foundation’s past accomplishments and future plans.
The reception begins at 6:30 PM in the atrium room of the Crabtree’s Kittle House. A suggested donation of $60 can be made on the day of the event, or ahead of time through the Foundation’s website. Please visit www.teamamyfoundation.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to RSVP for this event.
On July 26 The Club at Briarcliff Manor and The SPCA of Westchester to Present “Pet-a-Palooza” Community Event
Bring your Dog to this Special Event Featuring Dog and Cat Adoptions, Contests for Dogs and their Owners, Pet Portrait Photography by Geoff Tischman, and Prizes and Special Treats from Pets a Go Go Doggie Day Spa
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY (July 2012) – The Club at Briarcliff Manor, Westchester’s premier senior living community currently under development, is teaming up with The SPCA of Westchester to present Pet-a-Palooza at The Club, a fun-filled afternoon for pet lovers to be held Thursday, July 26.
This community event, which will run from 2- 4 pm, will be held at The Club’s Information and Design Center at 25 Scarborough Road, Briarcliff Manor. Come with your dog and socialize with other pet lovers at Pet-a-Palooza at The Club, featuring complimentary refreshments for dogs and their owners, including a special canine ice cream stand. Play with puppies and consider a dog or cat adoption through The SPCA of Westchester. You can enter your dog in contests for Best Dog Trick, Most Obedient Dog, and Friendliest Dog. Winners will receive prizes provided by Pets a Go Go, the new doggie day care, spa and resort located across from the SPCA on North State Road in Briarcliff Manor.
Pet-a-Palooza at The Club will also feature professional portrait photographer Geoff Tischman, who will take photos of your dog with family members. Sitting fees of $25 for the portraits will be donated to the SPCA.
The SPCA of Westchester, which is located in Briarcliff Manor, will bring its air-conditioned adoption van to the event. Dogs and cats will be available for adoption throughout the afternoon.
In the weeks leading up to the event, The Club at Briarcliff will post information and host a photo contest on its Facebook page http://Facebook.com/TheClubBCM. Enter your pet to be voted best dressed, funniest, best smile, most attitude and most expressive eyes, among other categories, by Facebook visitors and staff members of The Club and The SPCA of Westchester.
The SPCA is the only humane society in Westchester County empowered to enforce laws relating to animal cruelty. The SPCA receives no federal, state, or county funds, and relies solely on the financial support of people who care about the welfare of animals.
Located on the former site of King’s College and the historic Briarcliff Lodge, The Club at Briarcliff Manor is a fee-for-service continuing care retirement community currently under development featuring 325 spacious apartments, townhomes and villas with best-in-class services and amenities. The Club offers a variety of entrance fee refund programs with pricing starting at $419,900. For more information about how you can put a plan in place for as little as $10,000 at The Club at Briarcliff Manor, please call 914.923.4050 or visit online at www.TheClubBCM.com.