The United Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Association of the City of New Rochelle will observe Veterans Day with a ceremony to be held on Thursday, November 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Monument, Memorial Plaza, corner of Memorial Highway and Main Street.
Participants include Veterans, City Officials, Elected Officials and the New Rochelle High School Marching Band. All are welcomed to join in this tribute to the men and women who have served this nation.Read more
As President Obama said two years ago prior to the election, "It's silly season." New Rochelle is no different.
On Tuesday October 19th, silly season was revealed once again. Some time during that day, a Susan Kettner campaign sign was place directly in front of Cynthia Lobo's sign in southern New Rochelle. Kettner's sign was placed there without the permission of the homeowner. Kettner and Lobo are both vying for City Judge.
When I spoke to the homeowner she said, "Kettner's sign a foolish waste of signage and I threw it in the trash. I realize she's desperate. How can you want to be a judge and be uncomfortable around people as we saw in a Youtube video. If they put up another one, it's going wind up in the same place as the first one, the trash."
You can't make this stuff up, but this time, they're busted.
If you want to see a photo of the offending signage, visit my blog at:
Lovely weather, friendly people, local history, baked goods, tag sale, educational and fun. Thomas Paine, an American founding father, lived here. His pamphlets, including 'Common Sense' inspired the revolutionary war soldiers.
On Friday, October 1st, Iona Prep received a visit from the family of John Lance Geoghegan '59. After graduating from the Prep, John entered Pennsylvania Military Academy and later fought in the Vietnam War, where he was killed in battle. John's life was depicted in the book, We Were Soldiers Once...and Young. John's wife, Barbara and daughter, Cammie toured Iona Prep and visited the class of history department chair, Mr. Frank Conroy '75. Barbara and Cammie, who live in Virginia, returned to the area because John was being inducted into the Pelham Hall of Honor. Mr. Conroy attended the ceremony and spoke on behalf of Iona Prep.
Wikipedia: Born in Pelham, New York, Geoghegan was the only son of John J. and Camille D. Geoghegan. He married Barbara Weathers Geoghegan on June 13, 1964, and their daughter, Camille Ann Geoghegan, was born on June 8, 1965.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
10am-5pm Rain Or Shine
* Grandma’s Pie Sale White Elephant Sale
* Experience a 19th Century School Day at The One Room School House.
Visit The Newly Restored Cottage. See New Exhibits.
The Huguenot and New Rochelle Historical Association
Thomas Paine Cottage
20 Sicard Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10804
For More Information, Call: 914-633-1776
Join the family of friends and neighbors as we pay tribute to those lost, and the sacrifices made, in the aftermath of the tragic attack on our Nation.
This Saturday, September 11th, a Memorial Service will be held on the front lawn of the New Rochelle Armory. The event will begin at 7:30.
Joining in the service will be the Color Guard and members of the United States Armed Forces, Police and Fire units from both New Rochelle and New York City, and many more. A true testament to just how many lives were affected.
The event is sponsored by the United Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Association in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity of Westchester.
Driving directions, a schedule of events, and more information can be found HERE
Take pause to remember those who have lost so much, and show your support for the men and women who continue to serve this Nation 9 years after.Read more
Update - JUST TO BE CLEAR- The following story is meant to represent what can be acheived through community involvement, nothing more, nothing less. That being said and to avoid any misinterpretation of the story, the city manager was doing exactly what he is required to do, that is, to protect the city's best interest. Anything less would be inappropriate by any measure. To reiterate, Mr Strome was courteous and above all, professional in his dealings with the situation. The lack of basic paperwork required to perform such work left him with no choice in protecting the city's interests. This policy is applied to anywhere there is work being done on city property, not just the Armory. This was explained to the volunteers and now to the readers.Read more
The United Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Association (UVMPA) will be hosting it's annual 9/11 Memorial and Candlelight Vigil on the front lawn of the New Rochelle Armory on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 7:30 PM. The Armory is located at 270 East Main Street in New Rochelle. All are welcome.
Join the community of family and friends to reflect on the events of the day that changed so many lives forever. By remembering those who were lost, we celebrate their lives and all that they shared with those who knew them.
In the days and weeks following September 11th, the Armory served as a rally point for relief supplies being delivered to ground zero. Nine years later, the Armory still serves the community as a place for the relief and healing of a wounded community and indeed, a Nation.
A schedule of events to follow.Read more