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Joan Grangenois-Thomas

Community Advisor

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.

Joan Grangenois-Thomas's Contributions

  1. Port Chester Tortilla Company Featured On 'The Profit'

    Port Chester Tortilla Company Featured On 'The Profit'

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- A Port Chester business was not able to make "the profit", even with the help of Marcus Lemonsis.Los Gemelos, a since-closed Port Chester restaurant, and tortilleria, was featured on the CNBC reality show last November. It was owned by Adelo Ramirez.Lemonsis first heard about Los Gemelos from comedian George Lopez. Lemonsis was not impressed, finding out ...

  2. Friends Of The Rockefeller Preserve Gala Celebrates 20 Years

    Friends Of The Rockefeller Preserve Gala Celebrates 20 Years

    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. -- Bette Midler is an honorary chairperson for the Saturday, Dec. 10, gala to celebrate 20 years of fundraising by the Friends of the Preserve gala for Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Comedian Robert Klein will be master of ceremonies.The gala will be held in the Playhouse, a Normandy-English style structure designed by Duncan Candler in 1927.Along with the ...

  3. CNN's Ana Navarro Speaks At Neighbor's Link Luncheon In Purchase

    CNN's Ana Navarro Speaks At Neighbor's Link Luncheon In Purchase

    PURCHASE, N.Y. -- The hushed and lush surroundings of the Old Oaks Country Club was no match for political strategist and CNN contributor, Ana Navarro, who was as sharp and critical as ever, as she gave her remarks to a full house at the Neighbors Link annual Luncheon, on Nov. 18.The luncheon, sponsored by Friends of Neighbors Link, raised more than $65,000, to support the Neighbors ...

  4. Rye Honors African-American Vets In Veterans Day Ceremony

    Rye Honors African-American Vets In Veterans Day Ceremony

    RYE, N.Y. — Rye citizens took time to honor and remember black military veterans on Saturday, Nov. 12, with a Veterans Day ceremony at the African-American Cemetery in Rye. Korean War veteran and Hartsdale resident Art Taylor spoke about the non-profit organization Honor Flight Network, whose mission is to transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit memorials dedicated to ...

  5. Westchester Children's Association Releases Vote 4 Kids Survey Results

    Westchester Children's Association Releases Vote 4 Kids Survey Results

    The Vote for Kids campaign surveyed candidates running for election in the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly to answer questions about issues affecting Westchester’s children and youth. The initiative by the independent, nonpartisan organization Westchester Children’s Association (WCA) aims to elevate Westchester’s children and youth to the top of the public agenda ...

  6. String Quartet Poised For Sleepy Hollow Concert Stage

    String Quartet Poised For Sleepy Hollow Concert Stage

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- A string quartet performance and chance to talk to the principal violinist will take stage Saturday, Nov. 12 in Sleepy Hollow.The 2016-2017 Friends of Music Concerts season is underway in the Kusel Auditorium at Sleepy Hollow High School.The 63rd season continues with Takacs Quartet Saturday, Nov. 12, then French pianist Lise de la Salle will perform April 22, the ...

  7. Phelps Holds Grand Opening For New Tarrytown Facility

    Phelps Holds Grand Opening For New Tarrytown Facility

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Phelps Medical Associates, a multi-specialty medical group created by Phelps Hospital, recently held a ribbon-cutting for a new state-of-the-art medical suite at 200 South Broadway. “This Tarrytown office is the seventh local office opened by Phelps Medical Associates in our surrounding communities,” said Phelps Board Chairman Richard Sinni at the event. “All of our ...

  8. Phelps' Hospital Champagne Gala Will Honor Trio

    Phelps' Hospital Champagne Gala Will Honor Trio

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- A doctor and businessman and his wife will be honored at the Phelps Hospital’s 29th annual Champagne Ball on Friday, Oct. 28, at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Briarcliff Manor.The evening’s honorees are Dr. Barry Field and William O. Melvin Jr. and his wife, Ellen.Field joined the Phelps Hospital medical staff in 1978. He served as chief of the hospital’s division ...

  9. Westchester Children's Association, Business Sector Team Up For Kids

    Westchester Children's Association, Business Sector Team Up For Kids

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Businesses and organizations from across the county recently attended a special kick-off event for the Westchester Companies for Kids, a new initiative of the Westchester Children’s Association at Anthony's Coal-Fired Pizza in White Plains.The primary goal of the new intiative is to engage the business sector with WCA's mission of improving the lives of ...

  10. Phelps Hospital Celebrates Harvest With Farm-To- Table Feast

    Phelps Hospital Celebrates Harvest With Farm-To- Table Feast

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Phelps Memorial Hospital Center will host a Harvest dinner at the historic James House Mansion, on the grounds of the hospital, on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.The dinner will feature the work of Phelps’ Executive Chef Joe Syngjellari, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, who will demonstrate how to turn fresh bounty into a farm-to-table ...

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