Oliver, Glorious Oliver
Two aspiring thespians from Rye, Sam Tambe and Hadley Durkee, are among the cast of The Random Farms Kids Theater production of “Oliver!” at The Tarrytown Music Hall, January 28 through February 5.
This magical musical retelling of Dickens’ famous novel about the adventures of an orphan boy in 19th-century London who escapes abusive treatment in an orphanage and joins a group of pickpockets is filled with memorable characters and songs.
The production is made up of over 100 young people from throughout the tri-state area who have a wealth of theater, film, and television experience. Sam Tambe, a second grader at Osborn, is playing the role of the orphan Benji, and Rye Middle Schooler Hadley Durkee will lead the gang of pickpockets as the Artful Dodger.
For tickets and directions, go to tarrytownmusichall.org. Tickets are available at the box office and may also be purchased by calling TicketForce at 877-840-0457.
Top of the World, Kids
It pays to know the right people. In the case of the Bergamimi family of Rye, one is a good friend who is an electrician for the Port Authority recently took them to the top of the George Washington Bridge.
“We were 600 feet above the water and it’s a very scary trip up — at least for the adults — but our boys were thrilled,” said Gayl. “The view was breathtaking!”
Super Bowl, Super Food Drive
The Rye PBA and MyRye.com are running their first ever Super Bowl, Super Food Drive for the Carver Center food pantry in Port Chester.
Today through Sunday, February 12, residents can drop off specific, non-perishable unopened food items 24 hours a day in the lobby at Rye Police Department Headquarters at 21 McCullough Place.
The following food items are requested:
• Canned beans (black beans, kidney beans, etc., but not baked beans)
• Spices (salt, sugar, adobo, pepper, hot sauce)
• Rice (one-pound bags)
• Canned fruit & vegetables
• Parmalat milk
• Peanut butter & jelly
• Pancake mix & syrupAll items must be non-perishable and unopened.The Carver Center Food Pantry is a grocery store-style shop, one of only three in the town of Port Chester. Eligible individuals and families shop once a month for three days’ worth of emergency and supplemental food. A walk-in refrigerator was recently installed, allowing the pantry to offer fresh produce on a daily basis. The Food Pantry is open five days a week and serves nearly 1,350 individuals a month.
How About That?
Richard Hourahan, archivist at the Rye Historical Society, led a program called “I Never Knew That” featuring stories of Rye in the past. He brought along old issues of The Rye Chronicle, maps, cartoons, books, photographs, and a diary to share.
The January 18 event was held at Wainwright House, which has plenty of history of its own.
— Photo by Michelle Florence