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Science and Engineering Fair; Dr. Seuss Reading Fun; Backyard Chickens on Facebook

Here are five things you need to know March 8 to March 10.

1. Dr. Seuss Reading Fun at Elementary School

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School celebrated its annual 'Readers Are Leaders Day' when various community members and students had a day of reading fun. The theme this year was Dr. Seuss since the event fell the day before the celebrated author’s birthday. Click here for pictures of community members reading books to the students. 

2. Science and Engineering Fair in Westchester

The 13 annual Regeneron – Westchester Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF), where more than 350 students from 35 high schools will compete for scholarships and spots at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, is Saturday, March 9 at Sleepy Hollow High School. The program kick off is at 9:30 a.m.; competition and press viewing is at 10 a.m.; public viewing from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.; the awards ceremony is from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.  

Yorktown High School science teacher Michael Blueglass is the WESEF President. 

3. Does Somers Have the Most Unique Mascot?

Somers High School might have won the first round of the "Most Unique Mascot in America" competition, but it still needs your help! It is now in the regional round competing against seven other schools. Voting ends March 14. Click here for more details and a link to the voting site.

4. Backyard Chickens on Facebook

Yorktown residents who would like to see changes to the zoning laws to allow them to raise chickens have started a Facebook page. Click here for a link to their page.

5. Affordable Housing Expo

The Westchester County Fair and Affordable Housing Expo is scheduled for this Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Westchester County Center. Admission is free and Housing Fair attendees can attend seminars as well as meet with counselors, realtors, lenders and other professionals throughout the day.

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