Flights, fields, foundations, pantries and a pageant…
Mrs. George Palmer Putnum aka Amelia Earhart lived in Rye as a married woman. Rumor has it she wrote her first memoir from 355 Locust Avenue.
Someone Had to Give
Fields for Kids hit goal for Turf in Ten. The organization raised $465,000 from 400 families by November 1 for the new Memorial Field at Mamaroneck High School. When added to the $100,000 contributed by the Larchmont Junior Soccer League, $50,000 from the Larchmont Mamaroneck Youth Lacrosse, $500,000 approved by school district voters and $250,000 state grant money promised by Assemblyman Latimer, it’s enough for the District to replace the current Memorial field with a synthetic field consisting of a reportedly lead-free and “non-recycled crumb rubber” infill. The official big check presentation will be during the November 17 school board meeting.
Groundbreaking is expected in early June 2010.
Give and Go. . .
Applications for Mamaroneck Schools Foundation grants are due December 2. For more information or to donate to the Foundation, go to http://www.mamaroneckschoolsfoundation.org
and give . . .
The Larchmont-Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force joins with the United Way for the annual "Have a Heart for the Hungry" food drive . . . collecting non-perishable food items on Saturday November 21 and Sunday November 22, 9am to 4:30pm at the A&P in Mamaroneck, Trader Joe’s and Stop & Shop in Larchmont. The goods will be used to meet community needs at the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Food Pantry. You also can volunteer to help load the food both days from 4:30-6:30pm or distribute to unload trucks and sort donations on Monday November 23 from 9am to noon at the CAP Center, 134 Center Avenue, Mamaroneck. To volunteer, call 914-698-3558 or email volunteer@LMFoodPantry.org
Local teen Catherine van Eyck vies for the 2010 Miss New York Teen USA title Thanksgiving weekend at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albany. Check out her website www.catherinespageantpage.com