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Welcome to “News & Notes,” where we look at the happenings here in Westchester County…

Mark Jeffers resides in Bedford Hills, New York, with his wife Sarah.

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — January 10, 2019 — Once again, I have out smarted myself by making my New Year’s resolution, not to make any resolutions, just saying that broke the resolution, so please sit back and enjoy this week’s “resolution free” edition of “News & Notes.”

My daughter Claire will be there…Save the date save a life, join this blood drive 3 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday Jan. 10 at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Mount Kisco.

The gang at Westchester Mixed Martial Arts in Mount Kisco are hosting Nancy Fried-Tanzer, M.Ed, for Therapeutic Qi Gong.  This practice consists of three components: slow breathing, gentle stretching movements, and mindful meditation.  Relaxing yet energizing, Qi Gong can relieve many ailments: back pain, neck and shoulder problems, cardiac ailments, low energy, immune function, GI problems, muscle stiffness, arthritic complaints and many other difficulties. Many people benefit from this form of exercise when recovering from surgery or after other medical treatments.  The program will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan.16 – April 3, $147 for 12 classes.  Anyone at any fitness level can take this class, so I’m in…Qi Gong is practiced barefoot in a standing position, no mats or special footwear is required.

Here’s an important note…Support Connection, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, offers a Breast Cancer Support Group on the 3rd Monday of each month at NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor, NY. The next one is 7 to 8 p.m. Monday Jan. 21.  Open to women with breast cancer. Join other women who have also heard the words “you have breast cancer” as we discuss issues pertaining to all stages of diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment. For more information call Support Connection at 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

Did you know that our area libraries do so much more than the “dewey decimal system,” here is a look at some great upcoming programs…

Somers Library is holding a Poetry Workshop for Adults 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays January 17 through June 27.  Beginner and experienced poets “will hold these truths to be self-evident” that all poems can be created using trial and error, and serendipity along with learning the processes of craft in this poetry workshop. Discover your muse as Thea Schiller introduces an established poem, leads discussions and creates in-class writing exercises, leaving time to write and share each week. Participating members will be encouraged to expand their repertoire of poems.  Their programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through community donations.  Thanks for your support!

On Saturday Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. the Bedford Hills Free Library will have Flor Bromley 11 a.m. present stories, music, movement, and puppetry, in both English and Spanish.  An entertaining and popular program to engage young families. The program coincides with the English Conversation Practice for adults.

Here’s a good “look,” the Croton Point Nature Center presents Project Feeder Watch 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday Jan. 12 – 13.  Identify and count birds at the nature center’s bird feeders. Beginners encouraged, all welcome, Saturday and Sunday mornings through March.

Our friends at Muscoot Farm in Somers will be making Homemade Snow Globes 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday Jan. 12.  Winter got you down, come to the farm to make your own snow globe, ages 6 and up, registration and a fee required at (914) 864-7296.

My buddy Dave Torromeo from Manhattanville College School of Professional Studies tells us the they have added an Entertainment Management program to their Master of Science in Sport Business Program.  The new M.S. in Sport Business and Entertainment Management program will provide a broad business management foundation meant for future business leaders in both the sport and entertainment industries. It has been designed for students to tailor their focus, both in the selection of required core courses and by creating a customized program of study with electives in a chosen concentration.  “Our new program will be appealing to those who want to work in sports, those who are interested in other entertainment areas, and those who have interest in both,” said Dave, long-time executive director of the program.

We would like to dedicate this week’s column to all our local firefighters and police officers, thanks for all you do…

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