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February 2016

03/13 Family Concert of Celtic Harp Music to be Featured at Library 3 PM

February 19, 2016 - 10:41
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A free family concert of Celtic Harp Music performed by the Westchester Harp Ensemble will be presented in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library on Sunday, March 13th at 3:00 pm. The 12-person harp ensemble will perform a selection of traditional and enchanting music from Ireland. The concert is on a first-come, first-served basis, to the capacity of the 138-seat theater.

Directed by harpist Lois Colin, the Westchester Harp Ensemble was founded in 2004 and has performed extensively in Westchester and neighboring communities. 

Family Concert of Celtic Harp Music to be Featured at Library

03/12 Caroline Doctorow’s Band to Perform The Great American Song Revival at New Rochelle Public Library 3 PM

February 19, 2016 - 10:39
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Caroline Doctorow’s bluegrass band will perform a concert, The Great American Song Revival, on  Saturday, March 12, from 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm, in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library. The concert was originally scheduled for January 24 but was cancelled due to a snowstorm.

Caroline Doctorow’s Band to Perform The Great American Song Revival at New Rochelle Public Library

Health Department Advises Pregnant Travelers to Avoid Regions Where Zika Virus is Spreading

February 19, 2016 - 10:33
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- To avoid Zika and other mosquito-borne viruses, the Westchester County Health Department advises pregnant women to postpone travel to regions where these are common - including Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Island, Central and South America and the Caribbean. All international travelers are also advised to bring and consistently use repellents that contain DEET or another insecticide proven to help prevent mosquito bites.

Health Department Advises Pregnant Travelers to Avoid Regions Where Zika Virus is Spreading

Feast Day of St. Angela Merici Highlights Tradition of Ursuline Service at The College of New Rochelle

February 19, 2016 - 10:28
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The College of New Rochelle celebrated the feast day of St. Angela Merici, founder of the Ursuline Sisters, on Thursday, January 28, 2016, with events that focused on Ursuline service. Community members assembled for Mass in the Holy Family Chapel, where Fr. Joseph Flynn, OFM, Cap., chaplain, noted that St. Angela “was able to give love a concreteness in her time” when she decided that, rather than being cloistered, the Ursulines would serve and live among the poor.

Students from The College of New Rochelle who received Ursuline Service Awards (left to right) Sheryl Clarke SNR’16; Andrea Fobbs SNR’13 GS’15; Judith Huntington, President of The College of New Rochelle; Catherine Pena SN’16; and Jade Sailor SAS’18.

Guess Who was Flipping Pancakes at the New Monroe College Dining Facility this Morning

February 19, 2016 - 10:23
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Monroe College opened the doors this morning to its brand new student dining facility in Gaddy Hall, welcoming a long line of hungry students, staff, and faculty ready to sample the new fare and enjoy the expanded dining space.  

Guess Who was Flipping Pancakes at the New Monroe College Dining Facility this Morning

Registration for 3 Summer Programs for Boys at Stepinac High School Is Underway

February 19, 2016 - 10:15
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Archbishop Stepinac High School, 950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY, is accepting registration for three summer programs for boys.

Two of the offerings are for boys entering the 7th-9th grades. They are the popular four-week S.T.E.P. (Sports, Activities, Science, Technology and Educational Prep) program and five athletic camps. 

A new addition is the Next Level Summer Camp for Boys between the ages of 6 and 14.

Registration for 3 Summer Programs for Boys at Stepinac High School Is Underway

02/26 Astorino Announces Freea Event Focused On Technology and Caregiving 10 AM

February 19, 2016 - 10:12
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- County Executive Robert P. Astorino today invited caregivers to a free educational program entitled “Keep Your Loved Ones Safe: The Value of Technology,” which will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, February 26, at the White Plains Library, Conference Room B, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains.

Registration is requested, but walk-ins are welcome. To sign up, please email [email protected] or call (914) 813-6300 FREE.

Astorino Announces Freea Event Focused On Technology and Caregiving

02/27 Strong Second Half Helps Men’s Basketball Defeat Globe Tech, 91-62 8 AM

February 19, 2016 - 10:01
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WHAT                   :               Middle and high school students from Katonah, NY; New Rochelle, NY; The Bronx, NY; and, Jamaica, NY will descend upon BEST, INC. at 71 Lincoln Ave. New  Rochelle, NY on Saturday, February 27, 2016 for BEST Inc.’s Third Annual Open Robotic Tournament. Approximately 16+ teams will come together for a non-stop, action-packed day of competition where they will battle against each other with robots created from VEX EDR.

Strong Second Half Helps Men’s Basketball Defeat Globe Tech, 91-62

Women’s Indoor Track Team Has Strong Showing at Molloy Invitational

February 19, 2016 - 09:44
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Monroe College men's track and field team put up a strong effort at the Molloy Invitational from Staten Island, New York, on Friday.  Several top performances were turned in by the Mustangs.

Leading the way with a first-place finish in a pair of events was sophomore thrower, Ksenia Safanova., who won both the shot put and weight throw.  She tossed the ball 13.30 meters, setting a new school record in the process.  Her winning lob in the weight throw went 15.67 meters.  Both distances qualified her for nationals.

Women’s Indoor Track Team Has Strong Showing at Molloy Invitational

Iona MBB Runs Away From Quinnipiac, 78-59

February 19, 2016 - 09:41
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Iona College men's basketball team used an 18-2 second half run to pull away from Quinnipiac in a 78-59 win in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action at the Hynes Center. Senior A.J. English scored all 16 of his points in the second half to lead the Maroon & Gold while classmate Isaiah Williams posted his third double-double for the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

 Iona MBB Runs Away From Quinnipiac, 78-59

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