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Kitchen Trash Schedule, Blood Drive, 2 Percent Tax Implications and More

Here are five things you need to know today, Jan. 9.

1. Welcome New Bloggers -- Nicole De Maria and the Yorktown Smart Growth organization.

Welcome to our new blogger Nicole De Maria, Yorktown resident who is a hairdresser and makeup artist in Katonah. In she talks about how you can keep a professional blowout looking good for days.

Also, welcome to , a group of Yorktown residents who will be monitoring development in the town. in a series of weekly blogs, which they hope "can stimulate some public discourse on something that affects each and every one of us: growth and development" in Yorktown.

2. Yorktown BOE to Discuss Implications of 2% Tax Cap

The Board of Education members will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at the . Board members will discuss the BOCES capital plan, implications of the 2 percent tax cap, and are expected to approve a number of teacher retirements. Click here to view the full agenda.

3. Lakeland Copper Beech MS Blood Drive on Jan. 10

David Acevedo, a freshman at  and a member of the BSA Troop 173 out of , is having a blood drive on Tuesday, Jan. 10. He has organized it as part of his Eagle Scout Service Project. The blood drive will be held at on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 from 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. to read more about David. 

4. Rate Businesses on Patch

Did you know that you can rate any local business right here on the pages of the Yorktown Patch? Click on Places, in the blue bar at the top of the page. You can browse places, or you can search for a specific one. Open the listing, then scroll down to the bottom of the page. Click on the number of stars you think the place deserves and, if you wish, add your comments in the box below. Hit “Rate it!” and there you go.

5. Kitchen Trash Schedule

Check out the kitchen trash info and holiday schedule for 2012 in the town of Yorktown as posted on the town's website

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