I dropped by New Rochelle’s Friday Farmer’s Market in front of the High School earlier today. My shopping list: white currants, smoked mozzarella, cucumbers, and an herb baguette. But the highlight was the homemade salsa and chips served up by this happy group from Beth El Day Camp. Thanks, kids!
Let me tell you a little about Matthew. Next fall, Matthew will enter fourth grade. His favorite food is pizza. He’s always happy to jump on his trampoline or go for a swim. He can’t wait to return to Disney World. And he loves riding horses. As the school year was wrapping up, Matthew and … Continue reading Child, Home, Neighborhood, Community & Conscience
If you enjoy landscaping – or if you just appreciate natural beauty – don’t miss an opportunity to view one of the most remarkable private gardens in the region. Located at 37 Rolling Way in New Rochelle, the garden fills a ravine that once formed a portion of the old Boston-Westchester rail line. Owners Louise … Continue reading Garden Tour this Sunday in New Rochelle
New Rochelle is fortunate to have two farmer’s markets. The BID’s Saturday market got under way a couple of weeks ago at Library Green. The Friday market, sponsored by Down to Earth, kicks off this week on North Avenue in front of New Rochelle High School. You can pick up fresh produce every Friday at … Continue reading Friday Farmer’s Market Begins This Week
Check out this great video of the North Avenue Mile. Kudos to Darren Peister for putting it together and to New Ro Runners for organizing the event. (And do I really get that weird pursed-lip expression when I talk? I guess so.)
Ruby Dee has passed away at the age of 91. She was a towering cultural icon, who inspired generations of Americans – and countless others around the world – through her artistry on the stage and screen and through her leadership on issues of civil rights and social justice. Here in New Rochelle, we were … Continue reading Ruby Dee Goes Home
Jeremy, Owen, and I ran the second annual North Avenue Mile this morning. It was a terrific event – hundreds of runners and walkers, dozens of sponsors, and lots of good causes for which money was raised. My time was seven minutes and something. Jeremy finished just a little behind me. The family star, however, … Continue reading Crossing The Finish Line
For a community like New Rochelle, homelessness presents two sets of concerns. First, and most important, is our humanitarian interest in helping people overcome difficult circumstances to have better and more secure lives. Second, is our civic and business interest in ensuring that public spaces are attractive and inviting. In Westchester, social services are entrusted … Continue reading Ending Homelessness
Here’s the City’s Spring Newsletter, just mailed to all households in New Rochelle. Lots of information about summer events. Check it out.
New Rochelle resident Chris Farley has just published his first novel, Gameworld. It’s a fantasy for middle-schoolers and young adults, and instead of drawing on the genre’s usual medieval European influences, Gameworld delves instead into Jamaican myths and folks tales. The book has received quite a bit of attention, including a recent segment on the … Continue reading Gameworld