August 2012

African Dance and Drum Performance at New Rochelle Public Library

August 01, 2012 - 16:02

Bokandeye African dance Troupe at NRPL 8 9 2011 The New Rochelle Public Library’s 29th annual International Music and Dance series will conclude on Tuesday, August 7th at 7:00 pm, with a performance by the Bokandeye African Dance and Drum Troupe. Directed by Anthony Wooden, the troupe performs dances that relate the rich cultural traditions of African villages, and includes his students of all ages.
The International Music and Dance series highlights New Rochelle’s richly diverse population by showcasing the cultural arts of various peoples. Geared for families, the colorful and entertaining performances frequently include audience participation. Admission is free and limited to the capacity of the library’s Ossie Davis Theater, on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6:45 pm.

Bokandeye African-American Dance Theater was founded in 1994 by Anthony F. Wooden, Sr.

Farmer’s Market Coupons Now Available to Qualifying Seniors

August 01, 2012 - 09:30

Seniors looking to stretch their food budgets this summer and fall may be entitled to discount Farmers Market Coupons. To be eligible, individuals must be 60 years of age or older AND have a monthly income at or below $1,722/single, $2,333/couple OR be currently receiving or eligible to receive SSI, Food Stamps, Public Assistance or Section 8 housing subsidy.

The check book-style coupons will be distributed while supplies last beginning Thursday, July 26th at the Hugh Doyle Senior Center, 94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle from 9:30-11:30 p.m. and
1:30-3:30 p.m. Proof of age and New Rochelle residency are required. Applicants must come in person to sign affidavit. One coupon per eligible household.

The coupons are valid at the New Rochelle Farmer’s Market, located at Library Green every Friday through summer and fall to November 16th, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or sellout. The Farmer’s Market features a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables and specialty foods.

For more information on the Farmer’s Market Coupons contact the Hugh Doyle Senior Center at 235-2363.

New Rochelle High School Announces College Acceptance for Class of 2012

August 01, 2012 - 09:17

New Rochelle High School Guidance Department is reporting that students have been accepted and plan to matriculate at the following colleges and universities this fall.

Delaware State University
Denison University
Dominican College of Blauvelt
Drew University
Drexel University
Duquesne University
D'Youville College
Earlham College
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Elizabethtown College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emory University
Fairfield University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY)
Flagler College
Florida A&M
Florida International University
Florida Southern College
Fordham University
Franklin and Marshall College
Frostburg State University
Full Sail University
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Gettysburg College
Gordon College
Goucher College
Green Mountain College
Grinnell College
Hartwick College
Hampton University
Harvard University
Hawaii Pacific University
High Point University
Hofstra University
Howard University
Hunter College of the CUNY
Immaculata University
Iona College
Indiana University at Bloomington

WFAN All-Stars Celebrity Softball Game Brings In A Home Run to New Rochelle

August 01, 2012 - 01:22


The WFAN All-Stars Celebrity Softball Game in New Rochelle at the new Flowers (City) Park athletic complex set the scene for a tremendous turnout and great game.  Former New Rochelle resident and NRHS graduate Craig Carton of the "Boomer and Carton" morning radio sports talk show was one of numerous celebrity players in a 9 inning slow pitch softball game which won’t be forgotten any time soon.