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Joan Grangenois-Thomas

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Joan Grangenois-Thomas has a long history running successful PR and community engagement campaigns for progressive nonprofits and socially conscious businesses. She also volunteers with several community organizations in Westchester County. She cares passionately about equal opportunity, social justice and doing what's right bringing her to serve as president of the Port Chester NAACP.

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  1. St. Frances AME Zion Church In Port Chester Celebrates 50 States

    St. Frances AME Zion Church In Port Chester Celebrates 50 States

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- St. Frances AME Zion Church, the oldest African-American church in Port Chester, held its fourth annual 50 State Rally on April 9 to commemorate the states and their order of entry into the union. The event was also to recognize members of the community for their contributions to improving or otherwise benefiting the lives of the residents of Port Chester and the ...

  2. Westchester Verizon Workers Join Massive East Coast Strike

    Westchester Verizon Workers Join Massive East Coast Strike

    This story has been updated.WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The nation's largest strike in recent memory is now underway as a union representing about 40,000 Verizon line workers was unable to reach an agreement with the broadband and telecommunications giant. About 1,500 unionized Verizon line workers, installers, customer service representatives and repairmen are affected in Westchester, ...

  3. Westchester Verizon Workers Prepare For Possible Massive East Coast Strike

    Westchester Verizon Workers Prepare For Possible Massive East Coast Strike

    This story has been updated.WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The nation's largest strike in recent memory looms on Wednesday if a union representing about 40,000 Verizon line workers can't reach an agreement with the major corporation. About 1,500 unionized Verizon line workers are affected in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties.About 600 of the CWA union workers are expected to stage a 6 ...

  4. Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society Plays In Ossining

    Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society Plays In Ossining

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Friends of Music Concerts will open its spring season at Ossining High School's auditorium with a performance by musicians from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on Saturday, April 16, at 8 p.m.The ensemble will perform a rarely offered program of string sextets composed by Richard Strauss, Antonin Dvořák and Johannes Brahms.As the nation’s premier repertory ...

  5. Neighbors Link Hosting Citizenship Day In Ossining

    Neighbors Link Hosting Citizenship Day In Ossining

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Neighbors Link of Northern Westchester, will host Citizenship Day at St. Ann's Church in Ossining on Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees will receive free legal services and assistance to gather paperwork, which will enable them to apply for citizenship. Volunteer immigration attorneys are donating their time to offer counsel. Neighbors Link is ...

  6. WCA Applauds Legislators For Raise The Age Vote

    WCA Applauds Legislators For Raise The Age Vote

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- As a member of the Raise the Age New York Campaign, Westchester Children’s Association (WCA) applauds the support from a majority, bi-partisan group of Westchester County Board of Legislators to “Raise the Age” of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18 years-old. “It’s time for the State Senate to join the Assembly and Governor in supporting common-sense legislation ...

  7. Friends Of Music Concerts Resume In Sleepy Hollow, Ossining

    Friends Of Music Concerts Resume In Sleepy Hollow, Ossining

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- The 62nd season of Friends of Music Concerts will resume in April with performances by two outstanding chamber music ensembles and a soloist who won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2013.Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMSLC) will perform on Saturday, April 16. Musicians from the CMSLC, who will include violinist Ani Kavafian and ...

  8. Sleepy Hollow, Ossining Welcome Chamber Concerts

    Sleepy Hollow, Ossining Welcome Chamber Concerts

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- The 62nd season of Friends of Music Concerts will resume this month in Sleepy Hollow and Ossining with performances by two chamber music ensembles and a soloist who won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2013. The first performance will feature the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on Saturday, April 16, and include local favorites ...

  9. YWCA Launches Fall Prevention Program

    YWCA Launches Fall Prevention Program

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- In keeping with their mission of putting better health within reach for all, the YWCA White Plains and Central Westchester announces StepWISEnow, a balance training and fall prevention program for older adults. A launch event for the high-quality, evidence-based program will take place on Thursday, April 7, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the YWCA, located at 515 North ...

  10. Local Performers Recruited For Schoolhouse Theater Production

    Local Performers Recruited For Schoolhouse Theater Production

    CROTON FALLS, NY – Six young people from Westchester and Rockland have landed supporting roles in A Cambodian Lullaby, which opens Thursday, March 31, and runs through April 17 at The Schoolhouse Theater. The production is the New York premiere  that deals with timely issues of the lives of refugees. Sydnie Heslop, a 16-year-old Mount Vernon resident who attends New Visions Charter High ...

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