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Around the Loop 11.10

Flights, fields, foundations, pantries and a pageant…





Fly Me

Mrs. George Palmer Putnum aka Amelia Earhart lived in Rye as a married woman.  Rumor has it she wrote her first memoir from 355 Locust Avenue.   


Someone Had to Give

Fields for Kids hit goal for Turf in Ten.  The organization raised $465,000 from 400 families by November 1 for the new Memorial Field at Mamaroneck High School.  When added to the $100,000 contributed by the Larchmont Junior Soccer League, $50,000 from the Larchmont Mamaroneck Youth Lacrosse, $500,000 approved by school district voters and $250,000 state grant money promised by Assemblyman Latimer, it’s enough for the District to replace the current Memorial field with a synthetic field consisting of a  reportedly lead-free and “non-recycled crumb rubber” infill.   The official big check presentation will be during the  November 17 school board meeting.

Groundbreaking is expected in early June 2010.


Give and Go. . .

Applications for Mamaroneck Schools Foundation grants are due December 2.  For more information or to donate to the Foundation,  go to  


and give . . . 

The Larchmont-Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force joins with the United Way for the annual "Have a Heart for the Hungry" food drive . . . collecting non-perishable food items on Saturday November 21 and Sunday November 22, 9am to 4:30pm at the A&P in Mamaroneck, Trader Joe’s and Stop & Shop in Larchmont.  The goods will be used to meet community needs at the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Food Pantry.  You also can volunteer to help load the food both days from 4:30-6:30pm or distribute to unload trucks and sort donations on Monday November 23 from 9am to noon at the CAP Center, 134 Center Avenue, Mamaroneck.  To volunteer, call 914-698-3558 or email

Miss Congeniality?

Local teen Catherine van Eyck vies for the 2010 Miss New York Teen USA title Thanksgiving weekend at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albany.  Check out her website




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