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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. Katonah Resident Michelle Bieber Receives Volunteer Award

    Katonah Resident Michelle Bieber Receives Volunteer Award

    KATONAH, N.Y. -- The nonprofit group Neighbors Link Northern Westchester recently recognized Katonah resident, Michelle Bieber, with its Mary Weiss Volunteer Spirit Award.Bieber is one of just two volunteers in the county to receive the award, which is given each year in April, National Volunteer Month. “Michelle’s dedication to Neighbors Link is unmatched,” said Sara Levine, Family ...

  2. Chappaqua Teen Receives Student Volunteer Award

    Chappaqua Teen Receives Student Volunteer Award

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Chappaqua teen, Abby Nimetz, was recently recognized by the non-profit group Neighbors Link Northern Westchester with its Student Volunteer Award. The daughter of Irma and Warren Nimetz, the Horace Greely High School student, has volunteered for four years with Neighbors Link and is an EXEC in the Learning Links Club at the school. “EXEC stands for Executive Leader,” ...

  3. YWCA White Plains Launches Spring Health Series

    YWCA White Plains Launches Spring Health Series

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- YWCA White Plains and Central Westchester will launch a spring health series beginning in May. A program aimed at reducing falls and supporting better balance will begin Tuesday, May 3 or Thursday, May 5. The eight-week program emphasizes practical strategies and realistic exercise goals. Classes take place at 10:30 a.m. and noon on Tuesdays or Thursdays. The ...

  4. Letter: Port Chester Must Gain From Development

    Letter: Port Chester Must Gain From Development

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. — The Port Chester Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email portchester@dailyvoice.comTo the editor:As a member of the Sustainable Port Chester Alliance, I was shocked to learn of plans to sell the United Hospital property when I attended Starwood Property Trust’s annual shareholder meeting on ...

  5. Westchester Children's Association Adds To Staff

    Westchester Children's Association Adds To Staff

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Westchester Children’s Association (WCA) has added new staff members: Denise Killeen as the communications and data associate and Erica Ayala as project manager.Killeen graduated Cum Laude from the College of Charleston with a bachelor of arts in anthropology in 2010. Prior to joining WCA, she worked at the Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless, and ...

  6. Schoolhouse Theater Explores Family, Tradition, Survival In Croton Falls

    Schoolhouse Theater Explores Family, Tradition, Survival In Croton Falls

    CROTON FALLS, N.Y. -- Spring will bring explorations of family life at The Schoolhouse Theater in three very different productions.On Sunday, May 1 at 3 p.m. it will present “Multi-Racial Family Man,” a one-man show, written and performed by Alex Barnett as a 48-year-old Jewish man married to a 46-year-old black woman who has converted to Judaism. On Sunday, May 15 at 3 p.m. they will ...

  7. Chamber Quartet Performs In Sleepy Hollow

    Chamber Quartet Performs In Sleepy Hollow

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Friends of Music Concerts presents the Pacifica Quartet Saturday, May 14 in the Kusel Auditorium at Sleepy Hollow High School. The program will include: Mozart’s String Quartet in G Major, K.387Alfred Schnittke’s String Quartet No. 3Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2The quartet is recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style and ...

  8. YWCA Discusses Race In The Workplace In White Plains

    YWCA Discusses Race In The Workplace In White Plains

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The YWCA White Plains and Central Westchester will present a panel discussion themed: “Unconscious Bias: A Conversation about Race in the Workplace” at the annual YWCA Stand Against Racism at its headquarters in Purchase. The event is from 8 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 28. Registration is $30 and available at this link or by visiting this link, seating is ...

  9. Pianist Yun-Chin Zhou Performs In Sleepy Hollow

    Pianist Yun-Chin Zhou Performs In Sleepy Hollow

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Pianist Yun-Chin Zhou will perform a concert at Sleepy Hollow High School's Kusel Auditorium on Saturday, April 30, at 8 p.m. The concert is presented by Friends of Music Concerts, Inc.Zhou's program will include works by Haydn, Liszt, Ravel and Rachmaninoff, as well as six songs by Charles Trenet transcribed for piano by Alexis Weissenberg.A winner of Young ...

  10. 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 ...

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