The Friends of White Plains Hospital hosted the 125th Anniversary Gala of White Plains Hospital on Saturday, September 29th. The sold-out evening at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club, the site of the Hospital’s first gala in 1956, raised $1.7 million for Hospital programs and services. 800 guests enjoyed a historical video tribute showcasing the Hospital’s remarkable longevity in the community, followed by dinner, dancing, a silent auction, and fireworks display.
Editor’s Note: If you were lucky enough to catch any one of the outstanding performances of City Parks Summer Stage 2018, hats off to you. But if you were not, there’s still time to enjoy continued programming right through September!
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– Grace Bennett
Mac Demarco produced by The Bowery presents Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist brings his psychedelic pop-punk tunes to life
Central Park | $ BENEFIT MUSIC
Blood Orange produced by The Bowery presents genre-spanning musical performance from The multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer Dev Hynes
Central Park | $ BENEFIT MUSIC
Angelique Kidjo’s Remain in Light/Resistance Revival Chorus Africa’s premier diva stuns with songs from her much-anticipated talking heads cover album, opened with a Women’s Choir Collective
Central Park | MUSIC
The Armonk Chamber’s winning formula for a fun-filled day: Jamie’s Run for Love, Byram HillsPreschool Association Children’s Carnival, and an old fashioned Cider and Donut festival. Based in Wampus Brook Park, the annual festival is a perfect setting for all of the activities. Making fresh cider and donuts in the park brings back parent’s memories and has already begun creating new memories for generations. “But after the band, the food, the run, the most fun still goes to those brave kids and parents who will throw away their inhibitions and diets and go full throttle into the pie eating contest,” said the Chamber’s Schwartz. For more information, visit www.armonkchamberofcommerce.com
Every Third Thursday this summer, Armonk residents and visitors enjoyed a summer of early evening activities galore in and around Armonk Square and Downtown–a ‘Chii Cookoff’ set the tone early on for some truly delicious fun. This year had a 40% increase in the chili makers from local chamber member restaurants. “The chili contest has become our premier Third Thursday event,” said Neal Schwartz, Armonk Chamber President. “This year we raised money to contribute to our 2019 student scholarship fund.“ Here: first place winner Moderne Barn’s turkey chili recipe–just in time for us to share for back to school. Tauk Restaurant claimed the second prize!
- 4 pounds ground turkey
- 4 cups diced onions
- 2 cups diced red and green bell peppers
- 2 cups diced celery
- 6 tablespoons chopped garlic
- 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
- 6 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon ground coriander
- 1 tablespoon Spanish paprika
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 6 cups canned tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 1 15 oz can of red kidney beans, drained
- 1 15 oz can of roman beans, drained
- 1 15 oz can of black beans, drained
- 6 cups of chicken stock
- olive oil
- salt and black pepper
- 1 bunch chopped cilantro
- 1 bunch diced scallions
Heat oil in a large heavy pot and heat ground turkey until well browned. Remove ground turkey with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Add onions, bell peppers, jalapeno, celery and garlic and reduce heat. Sweat out vegetables approximately five minutes. Add chili powder, cumin, coriander, paprika and oregano and continue to cook out for another two minutes.
Add tomatoes, chicken stock and ground turkey. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer approximately 15 minutes.
Add drained beans and continue to cook another 10 minutes.
Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Garnish with cilantro and scallions.
Horace Greeley High School will recognize the Chappaqua Central School district’s 90th Anniversary during ‘Homecoming’ weekend Friday, September 14th through Saturday, September 15th. In September 1928, Chappaqua School District opened on the site of Robert E. Bell Middle School, serving grades K-12. In 1957, grades 9-12 were relocated to its present site, in its current configuration.
The weekend will kick-off with the Varsity Volleyball Team playing Arlington in the Main Gym at 4:30 p.m. Food trucks, a Spirit Walk including decades worth of Greeley memorabilia and spirited activities organized by student clubs will open to the community at 5 p.m. There are rumblings that the ever-popular dunk tank may return to add to the excitement. The evening will cap off with Friday Night Lights as Greeley Varsity Football faces Walter Panas High School on the Greeley Competition Field at 7 p.m. This year the team welcomes Joe Kearns, Varsity head coach. Be on the lookout for future Quakers taking the field at halftime. The band, cheerleaders and vocal group (tba) will bring on the school spirit throughout the evening.
Homecoming Weekend Game Schedule
(subject to change)
4:30 p.m. Varsity Volleyball vs. Arlington
7 p.m. Varsity Football vs. Walter Panas
11 a.m. Varsity Field Hockey vs. North Rockland
12 p.m. Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Red Hook
2 p.m. Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Saunders