Meet Alpacas in Yorktown; Con Edison Claims; Shop Local in Yorktown, Somers

Here are five things you need to know today, Nov. 21.

1. Faraway Farm Open House

Want to meet alpacas right here in Yorktown? You can do so this Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 24 and Nov. 25) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Faraway Farm in Yorktown. For more details and directions call 914-962-2110. Local knitters will be making gorgeous items from the alpacas, visitors can shop at the farm's store for items made out of alpaca fleece. 

2. 'It Takes a Village' Holiday Exhibit

The Yorktown Museum presents its holiday exhibit "It Takes a Village" with an opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Yorktown Museum is located on the top floor of the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center at 1974 Commerce Street. 

3. Con Edison Claims

Con Edison customers can file food spoilage, temporary housing and other storm damage compensation claims at http://www.coned.com/customercentral/lawclaims. Each submission is being handled on a case-by-case basis.  Customers will not be billed by Con Edison for the duration of the service outage because billing is based on usage.

4. Schools Closed for Thanksgiving

The Lakeland, Yorktown and Somers school districts will be closed for Thanksgiving recess Thursday, Nov. 22 to Friday, Nov. 23. Schools will open on Monday, Nov. 26.

5. Shop Locally at Yorktown, Somers Businesses

Small businesses were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, so help them by supporting Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide. SCORE encourages everyone to Shop Small, Shop Local on Saturday, Nov. 24. What Yorktown and Somers businesses will you be shopping at? Tell us in the comments below 

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