September 2017

Alumni's Work Featured at Museum Exhibition

September 23, 2017 - 07:45

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Artworks depicting swimming and seances may seem to be an odd combination to share exhibition space in a museum. But in the kick-off exhibit for the Museum of Arts and Culture's 2017-18 season, they share plenty more - namely, the artist.

Jane Zweibel, a Brooklyn-based artist who spent most of her childhood and teen years in New Rochelle, is presenting her works in the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence's Museum of Arts and Culture in New Rochelle High School. A reception was held Thursday evening for the exhibition, which runs through October 12.

A painting by Jane Zweibel

9-11 Observed at Amy's Greenhouse

September 23, 2017 - 07:36

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Each year on September 11, the Barnard Early Childhood Center community comes together to appreciate Amy's Greenhouse, where the school has drawn from tragedy to create a place of life and learning.

Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne, speaking to the gathering of Barnard staff, friends and family and New Rochelle police officers and firefighters, recalled the difficulty in making sense of the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne addresses the gathering at Amy's Greenhouse.

Astorino, County Police & FBI Introduce New Cyber Canine

September 23, 2017 - 07:21

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- County Executive Robert P. Astorino and FBI Special Agent in Charge Aristedes Mahairas are introducing Harley, only one of a few dogs around the country trained to detect electronic devices, such as computers, cellphones and USB-drives. Harley and her handler, Westchester County Police Detective Brett Hochron, will demonstrate the highly trained canine’s capabilities to sniff out hidden or discarded digital media devices.

Astorino, County Police & FBI Introduce New Cyber Canine

Libraries Closing Sunday October 8 and Monday October 9

September 23, 2017 - 07:12

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Public Library and Huguenot Children’s Library will be closed on Sunday, October 8th and Monday, October 9th, in observance of Columbus Day. 

The fall hours for the Main Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library are as follows:

Main Library:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Wednesdays: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Fridays and Saturdays: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sundays: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Huguenot Children’s Library:

Mondays and Thursdays: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Arts Fest Activities at New Rochelle Public Libraries

September 23, 2017 - 07:10
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- On Saturday, October 7th, the New Rochelle Public Libraries will be offering a number of activities for New Rochelle’s annual Arts Fest. 

The 102nd Annual Open Juried Exhibition of the New Rochelle Art Association, on view all day during library’s regular hours of operation from September 16 – October 22, will be celebrated with an Exhibit Reception and Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening, from 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm, in the lobby of the main library. The free event, open to the public, will feature live music by the popular dance band, Zero360, and refreshments.

Friends of New Rochelle Public Library to Hold Big Book Sale

September 23, 2017 - 06:54
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library will conduct their monthly Big Book Sale on Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, in the Library’s Lobby and in the Friends’ new Bookstore. The public may select from a wide range of hardcover and paperback books, CDs, dvds, and more, when the Friends of NRPL’s conduct their monthly Big Book Sale.

Astorino & FBI Unveil Westchester’s New Electronics Detection Canine

September 23, 2017 - 06:41

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- County Executive Robert P. Astorino and the FBI unveiled the newest member of the Westchester County police today – a cyber dog named Harley who is specially trained to sniff out thumb drives, SD cards, hard drives and other digital storage devices.

These storage devices often contain the critical evidence that law enforcement needs to investigate and prosecute a wide variety of crimes, ranging from financial fraud to child pornography to counter-terrorism cases.

Photo Caption (left to right): Detective Hochron, County Executive Astorino and Special Agent in Charge Aristedes Mahairas

Three Students will Attend NYSSMA Conference

September 23, 2017 - 06:34

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Three student musicians from New Rochelle High School have been chosen to perform in the All-State Conference of the New York State School Music Association in late November.

Cellist Taz Kim, soprano I Annael Alvarez and tenor II David Rubertone were among 900 students statewide chosen to perform at the music festival in Rochester. They were among more than 6,500 students who auditioned with solos last year as sophomores and juniors. Each young musician chosen was also recommended by a teacher.

From left, Taz Kim, Annael Alvarez and David Rubertone