On Thursday, July 20th, two trucks were filled by Westchester residents with clothes, toys and other donations that will be shipped to Syrians in refugee camps overseas. The drive was organized by two groups, Neighbors for Refugees and New Day Syria and was held at St. John’s Church in Larchmont.
The VIllage of Larchmont is working with volunteers to transform Constitution Park which is located on Larchmont Avenue, next to Village Hall. The president of “Friends of Larchmont Parks” talked with The Local Live about the extent of the plans. One of the goals of the project is help support the nearby business district by holding events in the park in an effort to draw people to shop or dine in the area. The organization hopes to have the changes made within the following year. To learn more about the plans and how to donate, go to http://www.larchmontparks.com/constitution.
At the recent Annual Conference of the Alliance for Community Media, which was held in Minneapolis, LMCTV’s Chief Operating Officer, Matt Sullivan and two producers received recognition. Sullivan was nominated for a seat on the organization’s national board. The election will be held soon. Producers Dena Schumacher and Sheyla Navarro won an award for Best Animation in the Access Center Professional category for their production of “Amor Hecho Pedazos”, which is a Spanish language, stop-motion Lego program, Sullivan also took part in a panel discussion about narrative film as valuable programming. He visited the Neighborhood Access Center and met with other community television leaders about the future of public access television programming. Congratulations to Matt, Dena, Sheyla and LMCtV, which, by the way, is considered a model access operation in the United States.
On Tuesday, July 18th, police responded to reports of a car accident on I-95 in Mamaroneck. They found a twenty-four-year-old Bronx man gun-shot wounds on the side of the road. Reports the next day stated that the man was in critical. He had been a passenger in a GMC-U-Haul van that had swerved into oncoming traffic and hit a maroon Honda. Police are not sure if the man was forced out of the van or left on his own. The incident caused extensive delays, and caused northbound lanes to be closed during rush hour. The lanes did not re-open until 2:00 a.m. The U-Haul van had Arizona license plates and had damage to the from resulting from the crash. Anyone with information regarding the incident should call police at 914-769-2600.
In the Spotlight, Le Sirene restaurant in Larchmont serves delicious Italian food. Marcella Milder spoke with the owner, Cosima Bruno and even tried some of the food.
Our Pets of the Week are Myles, a five-year-old Tuxedo cat and Seg, a seven-year-old Shepherd. Myles is a little shy but is full of love and is looking for a new home. He would love to crawl into your lap. Seg is a little on the quiet side and would probably prefer a home with another friendly canine companion. He will not jump on your furniture and is very respectful to all. He gets along with all types of four-legged friends. For more information, regarding either Myles or Seg, as well as other pets, go to www.ny-petrescue.org.
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