About a year and a half ago Edgemont resident Alan Brody & Town Clerk Judith Beville organized an innovative program that provides students with the opportunity to learn about government and produce their own news programs. This past spring and summer we continued the series- with some outstanding news reporting.
ON THURSDAY October 4th from 4:30 PM to 6 PM we will hold our 4 student news network production team session. Students who are interested in producing a news program and appearing on local TV are invited to attend an 8 week program. During the course of the program they will also meet and work with reporters, former producers of national TV news programs who live in town and public officials. The sessions will be held at Greenburgh Town Hall in the auditorium and in our cable TV studio.
Among possible topics
• Acts of Kindness
• Energy: Are You Being Had? How to understand your Bill & the Energy Supply Game (Will develop infographic)
• Why is Greenberg Great?
• Food & Farmers Market
• Media & Entertainment
Interested in being part of the student news network? Would your son or daughter like to be a part of this 8 week series? Their news show will be aired at a Town Board meeting. They will receive certificates of appreciation at the conclusion of the program. Email Paul Feiner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Judith Beville at email@example.com if you're interested in being a part of the SNN team. Judith can also be reached at 993-1504.
Memorial Service for Brenda Connor-Bey Miller (1944-2012)
Greenburgh's First Poet Laureate
On Saturday, October 13, 2012, a free, community-wide “Celebration of the Life of Brenda Connor-Bey Miller” will be held at ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY from 2-4 pm. During the memorial, excerpts from “Through the Mists of Remembering,” a work Ms. Connor-Bey completed just prior to her death, will be staged under the direction of Mara Mills. Representatives from various Westchester organizations that Brenda worked with will speak about their memories of her. Brenda Connor-Bey, the Town of Greenburgh’s first poet laureate (2006-2010), died on August 18, 2012 after a long illness. She was selected as Poet Laureate for her body of work, contributions to the field of poetry, and encouragement and support of poets and writers of all ages. She continued to exhibit those traits until her death. When asked what being the Poet Laureate of Greenburgh meant, Brenda said, "It’s like being an ambassador for poetry." And what an ambassador she was! Among her many legacies, she created and leaves behind “Learning to See,” an ongoing series of Ekphrastic workshops that bring amateur and established poets together to create new poetry based on visual arts.
FUNDRAISER FOR BREAST CANCER
Houlihan Lawrence is sponsoring a fundraiser against breast cancer on October 11 from 6 to 10 PM at the Atria Woodlands Senior Living, on Saw Mill River Road in Ardsley. If you'd like to participate call 592-3444 or Lori at 674-4144.