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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. New Group Forms Connecting Businesses To Youth Development

    New Group Forms Connecting Businesses To Youth Development

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Improving the lives of children in Westchester County is the goal of a new group -- Westchster Companies for Kids -- made up of the Westchester Children’s Association (WCA), with The Westchester Bank and the Westchester Knicks.The primary goal for the group is to engage the business sector with WCA’s mission: To improve the lives of Westchester’s young people by ...

  2. Phelps Memorial Hospital Holds Ribbon Cutting For New Lobby

    Phelps Memorial Hospital Holds Ribbon Cutting For New Lobby

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. – After months of construction, Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new lobby. In order to make room for the MRI, the old lobby was transitioned into space for the MRI. The new lobby was moved to the right and is a modern space with a café and an area to sit and relax. CEO Dan Blum spoke about transitioning to a place ...

  3. Lake Mohegan Fire, Yorktown Police Win Fitness Contest

    Lake Mohegan Fire, Yorktown Police Win Fitness Contest

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Lake Mohegan Fire Department and Yorktown Police Department are the winners in the 2015 Chief's Challenge for Fitness Jefferson Valley contest.Each of the departments were awarded a $1,000 check.The Challenge was designed by cardiologists at Phelps Hospital to improve the health and fitness of police and fire personnel by encouraging them to adopt an active and ...

  4. Port Chester Resident Publishes Coloring Book For Those With Alzheimer's

    Port Chester Resident Publishes Coloring Book For Those With Alzheimer's

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Meet Port Chester resident, artist and author Pamela Rose when she appears at Pinot’s Palette in Mamaroneck, on Saturday, June 18, from 3 to 6 p.m. Rose will be on hand to demonstrate her newest book, “Creative Source Coloring,” a book for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Pinot’s Palette is located at 108 Mamaroneck Ave. Rose’s book will be on sale for $15, ...

  5. African American Cemetery In Rye Hosting Solidarity Saturday

    African American Cemetery In Rye Hosting Solidarity Saturday

    RYE, N.Y. -- Friends of the African American Cemetery, a new nonprofit organization formed to oversee the African American Cemetery adjacent to Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye, is calling on the community to come together in solidarity to express outrage and sadness for the act of vandalism perpetrated on this historic site just before a Memorial Day ceremony. The event will take place ...

  6. New Board Members Named For Westchester Children's Association

    New Board Members Named For Westchester Children's Association

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The Westchester Children’s Association in White Plains recently named three new members to their Board of Directors.Tenley Hawkins of White Plains, is a veteran public relations professional known for creating and coordinating successful programs targeting ethnic communities, youth, families, women, and small businesses. Currently, she is a PR consultant to Bright ...

  7. Apparent Vandalism Strikes African American Cemetery In Rye

    Apparent Vandalism Strikes African American Cemetery In Rye

    RYE, N.Y. -- American flags ripped from their poles at the African American cemetery at Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye appear to be the work of vandals.The discovery was made while setting up for the annual Memorial Day ceremony there, when American Legion members noticed flags were missing and that someone had ripped the flags from the sticks. It is not known who or why the flags were ...

  8. Ossining Library Discussion Focuses On Sing Sing Museum

    Ossining Library Discussion Focuses On Sing Sing Museum

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Ossining Public Library will host a community workshop discussion about the proposed Sing Sing Prison Museum on Tuesday, May 31. Staff from Lord Cultural Resources, the consulting team hired to draft detailed development plans for the museum, will lead the workshop. The team will present the ideas currently being formulated and offer a chance for residents to ...

  9. Memorial Day Program Planned At African American Cemetery In Rye

    Memorial Day Program Planned At African American Cemetery In Rye

    RYE, N.Y. – An organization that oversees the historic African American Cemetery within Greenwood Union Cemetery is to hold a Memorial Day service there at 10 a.m. on May 28.The 1-acre site at 215 North Street was donated by the Halstead family 150 years ago with the condition that it “shall forever hereafter (be) kept, held and used for the purpose of a cemetery or burial place for the ...

  10. Mount Kisco Resident Honored By Neighbors Link

    Mount Kisco Resident Honored By Neighbors Link

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Barbara Jackson of Mount Kisco, a long time supporter of Neighbors Link, was honored at the group’s 15th Anniversary Gala earlier this month. The Gala was held on May 3 and featured the theme "An evening of Memphis Blues, Bling and Bar-B-Q."

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