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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.

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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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."

  5. White Plains YWCA Tackles 'Difficult' Workplace Conversation

    White Plains YWCA Tackles 'Difficult' Workplace Conversation

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- More than 90 people attended "Unconscious Bias: A Conversation About Race in the Workplace," organized by the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester, as part of their "Stand Against Racism" initiative. The event, co-sponsored by MasterCard, included panelists Dr. Mona Lau, psychologist and adjunct professor at Manhattanville College; Donna ...

  6. Westchester Children's Association, Clergy Join Push For Raise The Age

    Westchester Children's Association, Clergy Join Push For Raise The Age

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Westchester area clergy joined a growing chorus of faith leaders from other parts of the state when they released a letter of support for Raise the Age legislation. Over 35 clergy members signed onto the letter that will be delivered to Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Flanagan and Speaker Heastie. Westchester Children’s Association (WCA) organized a press ...

  7. Schoolhouse Theater Performance Benefits Hope's Door, My Sister's Place

    Schoolhouse Theater Performance Benefits Hope's Door, My Sister's Place

    CROTON FALLS, N.Y. -- Playwright and performer Susan Gordon-Clark will perform "Red Flags: An Anatomy of an Abusive Relationship" at The Schoolhouse Theater on Sunday, May 15."Red Flags: An Anatomy of an Abusive Relationship" tells how Gordon-Clark's survived a perfect love turning into a relationship of physical and psychological abuse and regained safety and ...

  8. Ossining Supervisor, Sleepy Hollow Police Chief Attend Phelps Breakfast

    Ossining Supervisor, Sleepy Hollow Police Chief Attend Phelps Breakfast

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Ossining Town Supervisor Dana Levenberg and Sleepy Hollow Police Chief Gregory Camp recently attended Phelps Hospital Center's Community Breakfast. Daniel Blum, Phelps' president and chief executive officer, discussed the hospital's changes with Levengerg and Camp.The event took place at the Doubletree Tarrytown and was the hospital's second Community Breakfast. 

  9. Phelps Memorial Hospital Gets New System For Faster Lung Cancer Detection

    Phelps Memorial Hospital Gets New System For Faster Lung Cancer Detection

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow has announced the acquisition and first use of the SPiN Thoracic Navigation System to offer patients faster diagnoses for the detection of lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths, killing more Americans each year than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined. According to the ...

  10. Schoolhouse Theatre In Croton Falls Premieres 'How To Bury A Saint'

    Schoolhouse Theatre In Croton Falls Premieres 'How To Bury A Saint'

    CROTON FALLS, NY – The world premiere of "How to Bury a Saint," will come to The Schoolhouse Theater June 2 through 19. The play was written by Janice Maffei and directed by Schoolhouse Artistic Director Bram Lewis. "How to Bury a Saint" is a contemporary fictional “dramedy” set in Mahopac that tells the story of three generations of the Colasuanno family, ...

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