International Friendship Day at PLAYLAND!

Playland eventsRye Playland is celebrating International Friendship Day with various activities and appearances on Sunday, August 7.

The county’s Parks Department is offering a $15 rides admission special for the entire day.

There will also be representatives from the 95.5 WPLJ Street Team, the Westchester Knicks, the New York City Football Club and the Westchester County Police K-9 Unit will be on hand with activities and giveaways.

In addition to regular programming, Pete & Chris Magic shows will be in Kiddyland at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Singer-songwriter Allison Altschiller will perform on the main stage at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Parking for the day will be $15.

Playland Park is on Playland Parkway. For more information, visit ryeplayland.org or call 914-813-7010.

Rye Superintendent, Dr. Alvarez Resigns

 

Dr. Alvarez, Superintendent of Rye City School District
Dr. Alvarez, Superintendent of Rye City School District

Rye City School District, Superintendent, Dr. Frank Alvarez, resigns his position. In a letter sent to parents and guardians from Rye School Board President,Katy Keohane Glassberg, it states that, “Superintendent Dr. Alvarez announced his plans to complete his term as Superintendent in Rye on July 31. We look forward to sharing additional information in the days to come. At the meeting, Dr. Alvarez  made the following statement: Rye has been a wonderful community in which to work. I am proud of the many accomplishments attained in the last four years. The support of the Board of Education, faculty, staff and parents enabled several new initiatives to take root and become important components of a productive school environment for all our students. I am equally appreciative of the support of the community, which led to the construction of the new Science Wing during my tenure and the passing of an override budget with an overwhelming voter majority in May 2015.  The administrators, faculty and staff continue to make Rye a high achieving school district. Your work is valued and your dedication is an inspiration to all.

A special “thank you” to the Parent Teacher Organizations/Parent Organizations, the Friends of the Rye City School District and the Rye Fund for Education for all you do on behalf of our students, making many educational opportunities possible during fiscally challenging times.

It has been a privilege to serve the Rye community.”

Glassberg said, “The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Brian Monahan as Interim Superintendent of Schools effective August 1. Dr. Monahan is a seasoned, professional Superintendent. The District is fortunate to have such an experienced educator at this time of transition. We are confident Dr. Monahan will very capably run the District while the Board proceeds with a search process that will be thoughtfully planned, provide opportunities for input from all school community stakeholders, and be conducted with professional search consultants. We will provide more detail as we proceed. In the meantime, I hope you will join us in wishing Dr. Alvarez all the best in his new endeavors.”

Extended Hours At Pools and Beaches

Saxon Woods Pool, White Plains, NY
Saxon Woods Pool, White Plains, NY

Westchester County Executive, Robert P. Astorino has extended the hours at the county  pools and beaches due to the heat wave this Saturday and Sunday, July 23rd and 24th.

Tibbetts Brook Lazy River Yonkers,NY
Tibbetts Brook Lazy River
Yonkers,NY

It’s time to grab, your sun screen and head to the beaches and pools to cool off during the heat wave. Saxon Woods  pool in White Plains, Willson Wave Pool in Mount Vernon,  Tibbetts Brook Lazy River, Croton Point Park in Croton, and Glen Island Beach in new Rochelle will be open from 11am to 7:30pm and no admittance after 7pm.

Willson Woods Wave Pool Mount Vernon, NY
Willson Woods Wave Pool
Mount Vernon, NY

 

Rye’s Playland Pool and Beach will be open from 10:30am to7:30 pm on Saturday and from 10:30 am to 6:30pm on Sunday.

You must have a current park pass or proof of residency to enter the pools and beaches, with the exception of the Playland Pool and Beach.

Vita Petretti, 95, Grandmother to Rye Resident

This obituary can be found on Legcy.com

Vita Petretti passed away June 20, 2016, at 95 years of age to the day. She was born on June 20, 1921 in Wakefield, MA to Gioviannina and Paulo Monterosso. She moved to New York City where she met her husband Charles. They were married June 27, 1943. Vita and Charles purchased a single family home on 231st Street in the Bronx in 1949. There, they raised their two children Charles Jr. and Janet. In 1993, Charles and Vita moved to Palm Beach, FL. She is predeceased by Charles in 2011. He was 95.

She is survived by son Charles Petretti Jr of Chicago, daughter Janet Suarino of Larchmont, grandson Chris Suarino of New Rochelle, grandson Keith Suarino (Ellen) of Brookfield, CT, granddaughter Jennifer Peters (Robert) of Rye, grandson Richard Suarino (Laura) of Rye and great-grandchildren: Peter and Kyle Suarino, Lillian and Carolyn Peters, and Richard “RJ” Suarino, Jr.

The family will receive friends at the Graham Funeral Home on Friday June 24, 2016 from 9 AM to 10:30 AM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Heart Society.

Graham Funeral Home

1036 Boston Post Road

Rye, NY 10580

914-967-0129

Empire City Casino Hosts Just Sayin’ Podcast

Just Sayin' is a podcast hosted by three extraordinary women, Jersey Shore's Sammi Sweetheart, TV Host/Celebrity Expert, Clare Galterio, and Relationship Expert, Siggy Flicker. Photo Credit: Christopher Brokate on behalf of Empire City Casino.
Just Sayin’ is a podcast hosted by three extraordinary women, Jersey Shore’s Sammi Sweetheart, TV Host/Celebrity Expert, Clare Galterio, and Relationship Expert, Siggy Flicker. Photo Credit: Christopher Brokate on behalf of Empire City Casino.

Reowned relationship expert, Siggy  Flicker, Clare Galterio, and Sammi Sweetheart host the podcast, Just Sayin’. This isn’t any ordinary weekly podcast, these girls start off like a girl’s night out, chatting and dishing the dirt on themselves and celebrities.

These ladies make the listener feel as though they are all friends and they connect with their listeners.

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Jacqueline Laurita. blowing out the candles on a cake that the women of Just Sayin’ had for Jacqueline. Photo Credit: Christopher Brokate on behalf of Empire City Casino.

This particular  night they were broadcasting live from Empire City Casino in Yonkers, New York. Siggy Flicker made a point to announce that it was a good friend of hers who was celebrating her birthday in the audience who also happens to be on the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Jacqueline Laurita.

Just Sayin' s TV Host/Celebrity Expert, Clare Galterio, Jersey Shore's Sammi Sweetheart, and Relationship Expert, Siggy Flicker. Photo Credit: Christopher Brokate on behalf of Empire City Casino.
The hosts of Just Sayin’ are: TV Host/Celebrity Expert, Clare Galterio, Jersey Shore’s Sammi Sweetheart, and Relationship Expert, Siggy Flicker.
Photo Credit: Christopher Brokate on behalf of Empire City Casino.

After the initial chat fest, these girls get down to earth with letters from their listeners. Clare read the letters in this particular podcast and they all gave their advice to the listeners. When Siggy felt passionately about her response she stood up and made her point well known. Flicker made it a point  to not hold back her views and opinions. She responded to one of the listeners who wrote about their concerns of their fiancé cheating on them with their friend and when they confronted their fiancé, the fiancé lied. Flicker told them, “Take the “L” out of lover and what do you get  OVER, that means that it’s OVER.” She felt that they should come to realization their that their relationship was over and that it was better for them to know now, rather than later, after being married.

These women answered several letters from their listeners  relating to relationship issues and then took some questions from the audience.

You can listen to Just Sayin’  here.

David Denison, 64, Rye Resident

diamond-shaped-in-loving-memory-sky-orb-chinese-lantern-2This obituary can be found on legacy.com:

David Denison of Rye, New York died on February 2, 2016.

He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years Patricia Mooney Denison. He is survived by his daughter, Mary Ellen Walsh (Jeffrey) of Rowayton, CT and three sons, David C. (Gretchen) of Cambridge, MA, Andrew J. (Rebecca) of Philadelphia, PA, James M. (Pirkko) of Edmonton, Canada and six grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Friday February 5, 2016 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Graham Funeral Home, Rye, N.Y.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at Church of the Resurrection on Saturday at 12:15 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice .

Graham Funeral Home

1036 Boston Post Road

Rye, NY 10580

914-967-0129

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