LOIS BRONZ CHILDRENS CENTER WON'T CLOSE...REVOLUTIONARY WAR HISTORIAN COMES TO TOWN
Release Date: June 04, 2011
During the past year we scheduled some community meetings at Town Hall and elsewhere because the Lois Bronz Children's Center was in danger of closing. This center, located on Manhattan Ave (near the Theodore Young Community Center) was one of the first affordable child care centers in the county. It would have been very sad to see one of the early child care centers in our county close down. For me- this center symbolized how progressive our community is. Good news. A combination of wonderful supporters, cost cuts, a significant donation from an anonymous donor has wiped out the debts of the Lois Bronz Children's Center. A new management team has achieved significant cost savings while simultaneously improving the quality of child care. In addition, old friends like St. Faiths, Westchester Community Foundation and the Baird Foundation and new donors like Verizon came through for the center. The community has also been helpful. Thanks to the wonderful support of the Ministers’ Fellowship Council of White Plains, a Gospel Concert was held in Greenburgh reminding our community that LBCC has been a fabulous resource for our families for decades.
The other great news is that enrollment is up, and child care advocates feel confident that there will be a full house this fall. A strategic plan was also introduced--DISCOVER THE GENIUS IN EVERY CHILD.
Laura Lewis, Executive Director of the Lois Bronz Children's Center will be moving on to another organization. The Board is currently interviewing strong candidates for the Interim Executive Director position.
Special thanks to Susan Somersille Johnson, President and Nevin E.Greene, Vice President of the day care center for their hard work.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR HISTORIAN COMES TO GREENBURGH
The Town of Greenburgh as sought the services of Dr.Robert Selig, distinguished historian, to investigate a series of historic “hot spots” in the Town of Greenburgh. Dr.Selig’s expertise are being made available to the town by the efforts of the Hudson River Valley Greenway Grant #2000-W-37, which will fund his research project.
Robert Stackpole, Sons of the American Revolution Chapter President, and Town Historian, Frank Jazzo join Dr.Selig research project along with Ardsley High School senior, Christopher Hofmann and Thomas Madden, Commissioner Of Community Development and Conservation.
Dr.Selig will evaluate and provide a historical overview examining the presence of American and French forces in Philipsburg during the summer of 1781. Selig will conduct research on two wooded properties; one located along “thirty deer ridge” referred to as “Gel Sprain”, another located at the end of Old Sprain Road, along the Sprain River referred to “Parcel Q”. Selig is also investigating the Odell House, located on Ridge Road, which served as the head quarters to Rocheambeau, he is also investigating the Joseph Appleby Farmhouse property (now WFAS), which served as head quarters for George Washington.
When Dr.Selig is done with his research, it will be integrated into current educational and recreational facilities within the town. His research would look to aid to the developments of new recreational trails in the Town of Greenburgh, also it would look to link with current Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route. As of this year W3R was turned into a national trail, signed by President Obama which places the trail under the National Park Service. The Town of Greenburgh is eager to wait the results of Dr.Seligs report and also is very grateful of the dedication of Frank Jazzo, Bob Stackpole, Chris Hofmann, and Thomas Madden to preserve Greenburghs revoltionary past. Check out this project of facebook! Search: Summer of 1781