Bob Dylan to Open Capitol Theatre Sept. 4

 

PORT CHESTER– Bob Dylan will signal the Cap is Back. The long awaited renovation of Port Chester’s storied Capitol Theater is almost complele, and its Web site today announced that Dylan will play the first show on Sept. 4. Check bobdylan.com for tickets.  (To be stuck inside of Port Chester with the Memphis Blues again?)

The Cap once hosted rock and roll icons like Jerry Garcia, Frank Zappa, Fleetwood Mac, the list goes on…gets a new lease on life in September with the reopening  as a music venue for the first time in many years. photos: Jacqueline Silberbush

Bar Pock-o

PORT CHESTER– Trendy Bar Taco in Port Chester was apparently being ripped off from the inside. The Westchester County DA announced today a former Assistant Manager at the eatery, Evan Loring, 28, is accused of stealing more than $50,000. The complaint says, “Beginning in October of 2011 and continuing until April of 2012, the defendant accessed the restaurant’s computerized sale system and began removing items from customer’s orders, thereby changing the cash receipt amount.” The defendant, says the DA’s office, pocketed approximately $80,000 in a five month period and falsified business records to try and hide his theft. he has a court date in October and faces up to 15 years in prison.

Fourth Fireworks and Fun

Larchmont-

10:00 am-Those wacky relay races in Flint Park for all ages. 7:15 pm- Get to Manor Park and watch the arc of fireworks from neighboring areas across the sky. Music by the Dixie Dandies. Mamaroneck-

Till July 5- The Firemen’s Carnival at Harbor Island. Fireworks at 9:15 pm.

14 Year Old Arrested in Rye Invasion Hoax

RYE–A 14 year old Rye teen has been arrested in the home invasion hoax last week in Rye, says Rye Police Commssioner William Connors. Last Wednesday a caller told Rye Brook Police that three armed men were in his home at 105 North Street in Rye and had shot his sister. He said the intruders were barricading the door of the home with couches and that he was hiding under a bed. The final message was “it is getting worse,” police say. This caused a huge police response;  Rye Police, Rye Brook Police the Westchester County Department of Public Safety, Harrison Police, Port Chester Police and the MTA Police were all involved.  A woman was evacuated from the house with her teenaged son and two friends.

Engel wins Primary in ‘New’ 16th District

Rep. Eliot Engel, D-Bronx,  has defeated  Aniello “Neil” Grimaldi in the primary for the newly redrawn 16th Congressional District. LoHud reports with 85 percent of precincts in the district reporting, Engel led by an unofficial vote of 10,338 to 1,114. The newly established district covers a large section of southern Westchester County and several sections of the northern Bronx. Engel, 65, of the Riverdale section of the Bronx, is an attorney who has represented various parts of Westchester during his 12 terms in the House of Representatives. The new District takes in an area represented by Nita Lowey for many terms.

Larchfont? Tramnesia? Buy this Book!

Our friend, the Trainjotting guy, just published the book every train commuter needs: The New York Commuter’s Glossary. Did you know the distinctive rounded font found on Metro-North station signs is known as Times New Rochelle Roman, and sometimes “Larchfont”? This book is full of neologisms, mashups and made-up words that detail the Westchester commuter’s life. “Tramnesia”: when you wake up on the train and go bolting for the door, sure in your haze that the current stop the train is at is yours: “I had two Bloody Marys at lunch, then had a serious bout of tramnesia when the train stopped in Mamaroneck and I thought it was Port Chester.” you can find it here , and on Amazon.

Capitol Theatre Getting Ready for its Close Up

PORT CHESTER–The Cap- the historic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, that once hosted rock and roll icons like Jerry Garcia, Frank Zappa, Fleetwood Mac, the list goes on…gets a new lease on life in September when it re-opens as a music venue for the first time in many years. This video is a clever tribute to what was…and what could be.

Steve Otis to Launch Campaign for Assembly

 

Steve Otis will kick off his campaign for the State Assembly at a reception at the home of his boss and mentor, retiring State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer and her husband Martin will host a fundraising reception for the Assembly campaign of Otis, for 27 years the Senator’s Counsel and Chief of Staff, and a former 3-term Mayor of Rye. Otis hopes to serve the 91st Assembly District which covers Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Port Chester, Rye Brook and Rye. The seat is held now by George Latimer, who is running for Oppenheimer’s seat in the State Senate. Otis announced his candidacy in March.

School Elections Today: Info You Need

 

Information:

Mamaroneck

New Rochelle

Rye

Rye Brook

Rye Neck

Scarsdale

White Plains

for those not listed above:

Ardsley | Bedford | Briarcliff Manor | Bronxville | Byram Hills | Chappaqua | Croton-Harmon | Dobbs Ferry | Eastchester | Edgemont | Elmsford | Greenburgh 7 | Harrison | Hastings | Hendrick Hudson | Irvington | Katonah-Lewisboro | Lakeland | Mount Pleasant | Mount Vernon |  North Salem | Ossining | Peekskill | Pelham | Pleasantville | Pocantico Hills | Port Chester | Somers | Tarrytowns | Tuckahoe | Valhalla |  Yorktown |

This Weekend

 

A selection of Friday- Sunday events from theLoop Events Calendar:

Shelter Cats Photographs @ Mamaroneck Library

Infini String Quartet @ Mamaroneck Library

Light Matter” Exhibition and Opening Reception

SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY AND THE POOR FOOLS

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson NY Regional Premiere

Needlework Workshops

Pet Rescue

Job Interview Skills 

Love Makes the World Go Round Concert by Songcatchers

Ballet at The Picture House: La Fille Mal GardeeOpera at The Picture House: Rigoletto

JCC Film Club – The Cinema of Alfred Hitchcock 

Riverdale Festival of the Arts

A Taste of Mamaroneck… Wine Trail

Glowtown Art Workshop

Mary Lorson and The Soubrettes

Coming Up: League of Women Voters Annual Luncheon April 27

From LWV Chapters in the Sound Shore Area:

The timely issue of campaign finance in the midst of this presidential election year is the focus of the League of Women Voters annual luncheon at noon on Friday, April 27th at the Orienta Beach Club in Mamaroneck. Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause NY, will tackle the controversial topic, “Money in Politics – Can Americans Beat the Odds and Establish Fairness in Campaign Finance?” at the luncheon that is co-sponsored by the LWV chapters of Larchmont-Mamaroneck, New Rochelle and Rye, Rye Brook and Port Chester. The event is open to the public. To make a reservation, please mail a check for $45 payable to LWV Larchmont/Mamaroneck to LWV, PO Box 811, Larchmont, NY 10538. Please e-mail questions to lwv10538@aol.com.

This food truck in Mt. Vernon actually replaced the shuttered restaurant, below, where it is parked.

Should Food Carts Be Banned in Westchester?

MOUNT VERNON, MAMARONECK, PORT CHESTER — We love our street food. But not every town does. Port Chester and Mount Vernon, home to lots of food vendors, are considering very strict regs. In Port Chester, Abendroth Avenue and Don Bosco Place and the parking lots on Highland Street and Marvin Place would be off limits. Mount Vernon is also looking at new regulations after hearing complaints from restaurants and shopkeepers.

Restaurant to Open in Port Chester Train Station

PORT CHESTER– Perhaps buoyed by the buzz in Mamaroneck with Club Car at the Mamaroneck train station, the MTA says it’s bringing a Heartland Brewery to the circa 1890 station in Port Chester. Published reports say Heartland plans to spend  $1.2 million to renovate the 5,630-square-foot brick building, which will include an outdoor garden, and name the restaurant “Port Chester Hall,” with a planned opening in June 2013. What do you think? Are you on board?  

Photo: Jacqueline Silberbush

 

 

Pawn This: Quick Cash, White Plains

 

At the Quick Cash on the Post Road in White Plains, customers receive a card that says,
 Pawning is the world’s oldest form of banking. Quite simply, pawning an item for money is the same as taking a collateral loan. A person in need to money can bring items of value to a pawn broker, and the broker will assess the value of the items and give out a loan based on their value. The person pawning the item has a specific amount of time to pay the loan back or they lose the item. They can also pay the due interest, and extend the loan.