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Irving The Theater Nut - by Gregory AllenIrvington Town Hall Theater manager Gregory Allen’s third children’s book will be published on October 1st. The book, based on a real-life squirrel that Allen found inside the Irvington Theater one day, is called Irving The Theater Nut! A book launch at the Drama Book Shop in NYC (250 West 40th St.) will take place on October 10th followed by a special reading, book-signing, and children’s music event at the Irvington Town Hall Theater on Saturday, October 22nd at 10:30 am.

The book features illustrations by Morgan Swofford. Allen is the award-winning author of three novels and one nonfiction memoir: Cool Side of the Pillow, Patchwork Of Me (Winner-Fiction: Women’s Lit category, 2012 International Book Awards; Winner-2012 NY Book Festival in General Fiction; Winner-Fiction: Intrigue category of Readers Favorite 2012 Awards), Well With My Soul (Finalist-Literary Fiction category of The USA “Best Books 2011” Awards, short-listed for Indie Lit Awards) and Proud Pants: An Unconventional Memoir. Allen’s first children’s book, Chicken Boy: The Amazing Adventures of a Super Hero with Autism, was the MeeGenius People’s Choice Award Grand Prize Winner and won the Gold Award in the children’s category of the Readers Favorite 2012 Awards. The sequel, Chicken Boy: A Super Hero with Autism Deals with Doctors & Dentists, was published in 2014. For more information about Irving The Theater Nut! (and Greg Allen), visit: www.gregorygallen.com.



Sherry Saturno
Sherry Saturno

Tarrytown resident Sherry Saturno has been named a facilitator this fall at Columbia University School of Social Work’s Professional Development and Self-Awareness Program. In this role, Saturno will collaborate with incoming graduate students to explore the connection between social work and social justice, and promote dialogue about power, privilege, and oppression. The Professional Development and Self-Awareness Program’s mission is to create an environment that acknowledges and challenges injustices while educating students on anti-oppressive social work practices. Saturno, who is a national-award winning social worker and alumna of Columbia, works as a Director at Sprain Brook Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scarsdale.

Please send submissions about distinctions and honors given to local community members to: thewatercooler@thehudsonindependent.com

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