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Release Date: April 10, 2010

The United States Department of State Office of Broadcast Support has invited some journalists from Brazil to visit Greenburgh on Tuesday. The film crew from TV Amazonica and Amazon Sat will be featuring some stories on successful green experiences in the United States—including Greenburgh. The interviews will be broadcast throughout Brazil.  The following is an e mail I received from the US State Department about the project…
The U.S. Department of State's Office of Broadcast Support (OBS) invites serious, credible journalists to come to the U.S. to produce TV news reports and documentaries on subjects and themes of need or interest in their country. To that end, the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia and the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. are sponsoring this project, through a grant to TV Amazonica and Amazon Sat. 
These timely reports will be taped in the United States to highlight "Successful 'Green' Experiences in the U.S." that can serve as examples to the Amazon region. To that end, the series will examine efforts being made by the U.S. Federal government, State and Municipal governments, businesses, and private citizens to increase energy efficiency, and combat climate change, as well as preserve "green" spaces and natural resources.
The focus of these authoritative news stories will be: initiatives linked to clean energy; protection of the environment and fragile natural resources; the clean up and restoration of rivers and wetlands; investments in sustainable agriculture and energy grids; advances in clean renewable energy sources including solar, wind and geo-thermal; efforts to upgrade traditional energy technology including clean coal and nuclear; and government and private sector incentives to promote energy efficient and ecologically sound practices in large and small communities (i.e. energy audits and weatherization of homes, schools and other public buildings; use of energy-efficient cars, home appliances and heating equipment, low-tech conservation practices including car pooling, use of public transportation and more.)
This will be part of a larger piece that will depict the contrasting green experiences of a small vs. a large U.S. city. In this case, the focus will be Greenburgh, NY vs. New York City. With your help, we would like to tell Greenburgh's story, how it came to pass that the town decided to make a difference by promoting energy conservation and ecologically sound practices among its residents. We want to show how Greenburgh has even hired an energy coordinator to help bring about these positive changes and just how hard the city is working to reduce energy consumption and protect the environment by convincing parents to shut off car engines while waiting to retrieve their children after school, homeowners to retrofit their houses and upgrade their appliances for energy efficiency, and local businesses to adopt greener practices.
An affiliate of Brazil's renowned TV Globo Network, TV Amazonica is headquartered in Manaus, Brazil, capital of the State of Amazonas with bureaus in all five Brazilian States located within the Amazon region -- a region that covers almost 60 percent of the country. Emphasizing politics and the environment, TV Amazonica boasts a 90% viewership in the states where broadcast. Its sister network, Amazon Sat is a thematic cable and satellite channel devoted to Amazon issues that can be seen nationwide throughout Brazil. It is also anticipated that these very important news stories will be broadcast nationwide on Brazil's acclaimed TV Globo Network.
Books & Cooks” Fundraising Event
Monday, April 12 from 6pm - 9pm | The Greenburgh Public Library Foundation Benefit
The Library announces the launch of its annual fundraising event for the benefit of the Greenburgh Public Library. The inaugural fundraiser has been designated Books and Cooks and is billed as a “Literary Feast” where “fine cuisine and literature come together”. The Books and Cooks event will bring together many local restaurants and their chefs with several of Westchester County’s most notable authors. Attendees will be treated to a tour of the newly opened Greenburgh Public Library as they sample a variety of food and meet local authors.
I recently played at Greenburgh Town Hall for the "Day of Music" for Haitian Relief.  Thank you for the DVD and certificate.  I just wanted to let you know what some local 11 & 12 year old Hastings kids have been up to (my daughter included).  They recorded their version of "We are the World" and also made a music video.  They are trying to raise money for UNICEF for children in need.  Below are the links to the video and their UNICEF fundraising page.  They will be performing live:
1) As part of "Friday Night Live" at the James Harmon Community Center in Hastings, tonight (4/9/10) at 8:00 pm;
2) At the Hastings Cares Fundraiser for Haiti, also at the JHCommunity Center on Saturday night (4/10/10) at 7:00 pm;
3) And live on WHUD on Friday, May 7th at 8:00 pm
We encourage you to visit the kids' fundraising page after you watch the video.  You can find that by clicking on this link:
Sachi Patitucci
Town of Greenburgh
Work Session Agenda of the Greenburgh Town Board
Tuesday – April 13, 2010 – 9:15 AM
 (Work Sessions begin at 9:15AM except where schedule changes are made by the Board.)
 (Please note that, although the Work Session Agenda is shared with the public prior to each Work Session, the Agenda may be revised at any point up to the start of the meeting as well as during the meeting, if necessary.)
(All Work Sessions are Televised Live on Cablevision Channel 76, Verizon 35 and are streamed live.   Work Sessions and Town Board Meetings will be aired each Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 7:02am and 4:45pm.  Each segment will run for approximately 6 to 7 hours,
depending upon the length of the two meetings.)
09:15 AM         Agenda Review
09:30 AM         Executive Session – Legal
09:50 AM         Con Edison – Clear Cutting / Proposed Waiver of Building Permit Fees
10:00 AM         Riley Pond
10:15 AM         Discussion – Time and Place of 4/28 Board Meeting
10:30 AM         Adjourn Meeting

Hastings Friday Night LIVE: Art Walk
Friday, April 9 from 5pm – 9pm. Hastings Friday Night LIVE: Art Walk and Common Ground Downtown featuring Electric Junkyard Gamelan. Living up to its reputation as a village of artists, Hastings will be showcasing its local artists on April 9. Take the Art Walk through town to see window displays designed band installed by artists and pop-up artist installations in stores and restaurants. There will be something for everyone at this Village-wide event. Check the webpage, details being added daily. This Weekend
- Hastings Friday Night LIVE:  Art Walk
- Ardsley Night Fever: Ardsley Education Foundation Annual Party and Auction
- Andrea Saposnik Performs
- Tramps Like Us: A Springsteen Tribute Band
- Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Ensemble
- Electric Junkyard Gamelan, Common Ground Downtown
- Linx
- Hastings Farmers Market
- Spring Awaken Wellness Fair
- The 4th Annual Walk for Love
- Open Wide
- A Happiness of Bluebirds
- "Rondine" by Puccini: The “Best of” Film Series at The Best Little Theater in Westchester
- Jon and Lynn Perform
- Opening Reception & Exhibit Francoise COLLANDRE - New Works
- Hudson River Oyster Gardening
- Hastings Cares Fundraiser: Give Back to Haiti
- Westchester Jazz Orchestra performs "Americana"
- Jackie Mason
- NewUrbanJazz IV:  Wali Ali and the Tambourine Band –  Coffee House Rock
- Free-A-Tree Cutting
- River Explorers: Hands-on Nature Programs “Hunt for Hatchings”
- Closing Reception: Mary Fennell
- Opening Reception: Propagating Eden - Uses and Techniques of Nature Printing
- Opening Reception:  Cecily A. Spitzer: New Paintings & Jerry Vis: New Works
- Performance: Fish Tales by Deborah Weiss Dance Company
- MVP: The Jackie Robinson Story: Dallas Children’s Theater
- Screening: “Goodbye Solo”
- RiverArts Music presents The Annual Faculty Concert
- ZydeGroove
- The Lovin' Spoonful
- Todd Rundgren

Westchester Jazz Orchestra performs "Americana"
Saturday, April 10 @ 8pm | Irvington Town Hall Theater | Blues, folk and field songs and the premiere of Mike Holober’s Flow: In Celebration of the Hudson River (world premiere). The 16-musician Westchester Jazz Orchestra will take a musical voyage down the Hudson River with the world premiere of a three-movement suite inspired by locations on the River.

 Macaroni Kid
Macaroni Kid is a weekly e-newsletter that provides parents in lower Westchester with the scoop on what's happening for kids and families in the Rivertowns. With articles, craft ideas, recipes, event listings and more, Rivertowns Macaroni Kid delivers everything a mom or dad needs to entertain, stimulate and exhaust their kids.
“Best of” Film Series at Irvington Town Hall Theater
-- Wednesday, April 14 @ 8:00pm – “The Last Station”
-- Saturday, April 24 @ 11:30am -- “Il Trittico” by Puccini
-- Sunday, May 2 @ 1pm -- “Falstaff” by Verdi
-- Wednesday, May 12 @ 8pm – “Fish Tank”
Go to http://www.rivertownsguide.com/20localevents.php for more information
www.thehudsonindependent.com for news and activities.
www.tarrytownpatch. com for more news and activities.
www.scarsdale10583.com  news about Edgemont and Hartsdale


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