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Somers BOE Seeks Trustees, Town Board Meeting Tonight, Food and Coat Drive

Here are five things you need to know today, Dec. 4.

1. Somers Board of Education Seeks New Trustee

Due to the resignation of Anthony Cirieco, who was recently elected to the Somers Town Board, the Somers Board of Education is looking for a community member to fill the vacancy to complete Cirieco’s term. Click here for more details.

2. Yorktown Natives Recognized at College

Top students in the University of Delaware Honors Program were recognized in a special ceremony, held Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Trabant University Center.

Distinguished students from our area included:

James Carlucci, of Yorktown Hghts

Robert Farella, of Yorktown Heights

Brenda Schoenfeld, of Yorktown Heights

3. Yorktown Town Board Meeting

Yorktown town board members will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The meeting is televised on Cablevision Channel 20 and FiOS Channel 33. Click here for the agenda.

4. Pet Food Collection for Sandy Victims

A team of volunteers, led by Kristin DeMarco, is holding a food and supply drive for pets affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Donations of wet cat food, cat and dog beds, non-squeak cat and dog toys, kongs, raw hides, scoopable kitty litter, and ferret hammocks can be dropped off at Cortlandt Animal Hospital, located at 1 Dogwood Rd. in Cortlandt Manor - near the rock cut, during business hours until Friday Dec. 7.  The volunteers will deliver the supplies on Sunday, Dec. 9 to Seer Farms in Jackson Township NJ. Seer Farms is fostering pets for families devastated or displaced by Sandy free of charge, until they can get their lives back together. You can also donate at www.seerfarms.org. For further information, contact Kristin DeMarco at 914-772-2661.

5. Burke Food and Coat Drive

Daily, Burke Rehabilitation Center- Wood Pavillion, 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY Burke Rehabilitation Center has partnered with the Food Bank for Westchester and NY Cares to run a food and coat drive. Burke will be collecting non-perishable foods and coats until the end of the year for these two organizations that have the network to get the donations to those who need it most. 

The Food Bank is in need of the following items:

  • Cans of tuna
  • Granola bars
  • Peanut butter in plastic containers
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Cereal
  • Cheese and/or peanut butter sandwich crackers
  • Juice boxes
  • Crackers
  • Applesauce in plastic cups
  • Canned or dried fruit
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand sanitizer wipes
  • Tissues

Please make sure the food has not expired and are not in glass containers. Please no perishables. For more information, contact Burke's Human Resources department at (914) 597-2848 or Nancy Lyons at the Food Bank for Westchester at nancy.lyons@foodbankforwestchester.org.

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