In our Round Table discussion, Mike Witsch spoke with Justin Gaita, Push Fitness Head Trainer; Nancy Weiser, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Sonia Sisti, Holistic Head Coach about new beginnings and keeping new year’s resolutions .
The Mamaroneck Youth Association hosted a charity hockey game at the Hommocks Park Ice Rink on Friday, January 19th. Twenty-six local coaches and members of the Mamaroneck Youth Association skated with NY Rangers alumni Glenn Anderson, Adam Graves, Ron Duguay and Colton Orr. All proceeds from the event will benefit Mamaroneck Youth Hockey. Association.
Our Pets of the Week are Mandi, a six-year-old and Buttercup, a seven-month-old Dachshund mix. Mandi loves playing with toys and being in cozy closures liker her basket. While she would do well in a home with other cats, she likes her independence. Buttercup is shy but she is also curious. She is not house-trained yet, but she does have good manners. For more information on either Mandi or Buttercup, or to see other pets, go to www.ny-petrescue.org.
In the Spotlight, former Local Live reporter, Anthony Carlo speaks about his experience and how it helped him to become a reporter for News 12. He is definitely a role model for aspiring journalists.
This episode of The Local Live is our 200th. The show started in 2013. The following video highlights the pioneers of truly local news in our community.
Our Pets of the Week are Charlie, a four-year-old cat and Superman, a five-year-old Chihuahua. Charlie is very sweet and loves to play with toys, other cats, humans and also tunnels. Superman gets along with both other dogs and humans. For more information on either Charlie or Superman, as well as other adorable pets available for adoption, go to www.ny-petrescue.org.
Due to an unexpected growth in population, the Mamaroneck School District is desperately seeking immediate as well as long-term solutions. The installation of modular classrooms was one option that was presented by engineering consultants at the School Board meeting held on November 28th. Possible sites include the small playground on the northside of Murray Avenue School and the Dinosaur Playground at Chatsworth Avenue School. The price could reach as much as $1 million to purchase and install four classrooms for each school. The plan will require approval from both local residents and the New York State Education Department. The project would need to start building by April 1st in order to have the modules ready for the fall. Unfortunately, the Board and the Superintendent were not enthusiastic about the project. Board President, Melanie Grey cited the high cost while Superintendent Robert Shaps suggested that the money could go to more flexible options, such as an increase in classroom sizes and adding more staff. The tight timeline gives the board only a few weeks to decide. They can either drop the idea completely or decide to build modular classrooms. The discussion will continue during the next study session, which will be held on December 5th.