Chita Rivera’s New Show; SUNY Purchase Dorm Fire Not Suspicious

 

(Above photo credit via Chita Rivera on Facebook)

Here’s what’s happening Today in the 914, according to Westchester Woman: Chita Rivera’s New Show; SUNY Purchase Dorm Fire Not Suspicious; MORE.

1.) Chita Rivera was born to dance. The self-described tomboy was wild with energy as a child and harnessed it to become the first Hispanic woman in history to receive a Kennedy Center Honors Award and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2009.

The 83-year-old Rockland resident recently sat down with Westchester Magazine in anticipation of her show at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Nov. 20. Check it out below:

Chita in the Wild

Chita Rivera in the 2015 Broadway musical The Visit. chita rivera photograph by thom kaine Theater was never quite the same after Chita Rivera. The first Hispanic woman in history to receive a Kennedy Center Honors Award, Rivera stands as one of the most celebrated performers in the annals of American entertainment.

 

2.) The cause of the four-alarm fire that ravaged a Purchase College dorm this weekend displacing two dozen students doesn’t seem to be suspicious according to officials.

Purchase College: Dorm fire wasn’t suspicious

The approximately two dozen students displaced have been temporarily relocated. PURCHASE – Purchase College officials said a four-alarm fire that burned through a dorm Sunday night and displaced two dozen students does not appear suspicious. “We’ll have the full report in a couple of weeks…until then there is no reason to think it’s suspicious,” Betsy Aldridge, a spokeswoman for the college said.

The school is collecting donations for the displaced students to help them pay for things they lost in the fire.

 

3.) Today’s headlines:

Fall: On stage at Westchester, Rockland theaters

From ‘Saturday Night Fever’ to ‘Footloose,’ theater groups are stepping into a new season Get ready to see a show. Not on Broadway, but right here in Rockland, Westchester and Putnam counties. Here’s a look at what local groups have planned for this fall.

Lend a Helping Hand to These Westchester Charities

Volunteers helping with Friends of Karen’s Back-to-School program and Get Organized Bag project. Photo courtesy of Friends of Karen It’s important to enjoy yourself on Labor Day, but it’s equally important to acknowledge that there are people here in our county who are struggling.

Lead-ridden water concerns grow in New Rochelle

NEW ROCHELLE – Concerns are growing among some parents about the levels of lead in the water found at some City School District of New Rochelle buildings. A letter from city school Superintendent Brian Osborne alerted parents that 19 water fountains and sinks at six of the city’s seven elementary schools were shut down due to high levels of lead.

In the Panther Spotlight: Women’s Tennis Volunteers at SPCA of Westchester

General | | Stephanie Janasiewicz, Assistant SID Every week, the Sports Information Department at Purchase will select a new student-athlete, coach/staff or event to highlight in our “In the Panther Spotlight” feature … today’s feature: Women’s Tennis Team Volunteers at SPCA of Westchester. Purchase, NY (Sept.

Chappaqua Board Unaware Of Defense Blaming Sex-Abuse Accusers, Member Says

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. — Chappaqua school board Vice President Victoria Tipp stated at a Thursday meeting that neither she nor her board colleagues were aware beforehand of a legal defense put forward by a school-district attorney that blamed student sex-abuse accusers in a lawsuit against the district that relates to former Horace Greeley High School drama teacher Christopher Schraufnagel.