August 2011

A Mended Heart, a new stageplay by Westchester playwright Paul Bratcher hits New Rochelle's Wildcliff

Submitted by Incoming Tide on Mon, 08/08/2011 - 19:25

Wildcliff presents Paul Bratcher's musical stage play, A Mended Heart on Saturday Aug. 13th 6pm. Starring in the play are MaLinda Daniel-Hodge, Ta Tanishia Pearson, Romello, and Deatra Bailey.

Paul Bratcher is a Westchester native, and has been writing, directing, and producing musical stage plays for almost 10 years now.

“Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places,” was his first gospel and theatrical debut for adults. In 2008, he followed up with his sophomore project, “He Who Findeth a Good Wife, Findeth a Good Thing.” This production featured stars such as R & B singers Montell Jordan and Vonzell Solomon (American Idol) and enjoyed much success while performing at the Tarrytown Music Hall.

His latest project is titled, A Mended Heart starring rising stars, Malinda Daniel-Hodge (Every Dog Has Its Day) and Romello Cooper (Madea’s Family Reunion). This one-woman stage play journeys the life of a woman as she struggles to deal with issues of trust and infidelity with the man she once loved.

Tickets ($10pp) available at or call SmartTix at 212-868-4444. Enjoy the play with your favorite picnic items and chair!

A Lesson in Economics 101 for Mr. Cam

August 08, 2011 - 17:27

During my radio show on Friday, "Mr. Cam" as he refers to himself, called the show and made a number of inaccurate statements about the economy and several listeners called in to ask that I cut him off which I declined to do. I wanted to see how far he would go.
During the show Mr. Cam called in and made a number of inaccurate statements about the economy and several listeners called in to ask that I cut him off which I declined to do. I wanted to see how far he would go.

There was a good deal of uninformed economic discussion during the latter half of the show so let me clarify a few errors.

Freeman: Boards Must Take Critical and Praisworthy Comments

August 08, 2011 - 00:59

Three basic understandings were promoted at the Forum sponsored by Assemblyman George Latimer and the Larchmont-Mamaroneck League of Women Voters on Open Government: freedom of information (FOIL), open meetings and personal privacy laws. Elizabeth Radow, President of the Larchmont-Mamaroneck League of Women Voters, made introductory remarks challenging the group saying: how can elected officials be up front on all issues. Why can or can't we get access to information we need?
The featured speaker, Bob Freeman, Executive Director of the New York State Committee on Open Government, introduced himself to the large crowd which had gathered at he Weaver Street firehouse in Mamaroneck on July 21 by saying, "I am here for you." He emphasized his agency was very small and consisted of only two people.
A booklet prepared by his Committee, "Your Right to Know," (also on the web), was distributed to the audience and was considered essential in understanding State laws on this topic. This booklet can also be accessed on the website by search on the Internet for "Committee on Open Government," or

WVOX Talk of the Sound Radio Friday 11 AM: Algae Lakes, Iona College Dorm Deal

August 06, 2011 - 20:18

WVOXLogo.jpgTalk of the Sound Radio will air Friday from 11am to 12pm with your host Talk of the Sound Managing Editor Bob Cox along with Talk of the Sound Editor Matthew Pryce.


This Friday, Talk of the Sound Radio will review of some of the top stories on Talk of the Sound from the previous week. As always, Matthew will run down the Talk of the Sound Community Calendar.

Your calls make the show so please do your homework, read the article, get prepared then call the Studio line at 914-636-0110. Listen on 1460 AM or WVIP HD-2 or on the web at We know what we think. We want to know what you think!

You can listen to Talk of the Sound live on WVOX 1460 AM, WVIP HD 2, streamed over, and the WVOX or WVIP iPhone Apps.

2011.08.05 - Matthew's Community Calendar Round-Up!

August 05, 2011 - 12:22


As always lots of great events going on in New Rochelle this week –

First up, two Friday regulars –

BID is back with Yoga on the Green - professional posers or yoga novices alike are welcomed to the library green for a free yoga class taught by certified yoga instructors. Tonight at 6 pm.

Afterward, head down to Wildcliff Manor for the Indie Jam session that has become a regular event down by the New Rochelle waterfront. Musicians take the stage from 5:30 – 8 pm tonight.

Sunday at Two, head over to the Thomas Paine Cottage at 20 Sicard Ave for a special commemorative event. Help Remember our nation’s fight against segregation with the The Huguenot and New Rochelle’s historical Association. New Rochelle resident octogenarians Sam & Joan Goldstein will provide personal reflections on the struggle.

During the week, don’t miss another installment of the BID Disney Hit Parade Series as a screening of the 1976 classic: The Shaggy DA – that, Monday at 6 pm