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OSSINING WEB BLAST 8-15-2008
Release Date: August 15, 2008

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Westchester County’s Mobile Shredder will be in Ossining on Saturday, August 16th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway.  One of the best ways to minimize the risk of identity theft is to shred all documents no longer in use that have personal identifying information such as name, address, phone numbers, credit card number or Social Security number. Such documents should be shredded before they are thrown out in the garbage.  Among the documents that should be shredded before disposal are pre-approved credit card applications, old credit card bills and receipts, expired credit cards and driver licenses, old utility bills, and junk mail that contains residents’ names, addresses and other identifying information.  This free public service is intended for the use of residents to shred their personal documents. Papers from businesses or commercial enterprises will not be accepted. To speed up the process, residents must remove all metal clips, fasteners, binders, folders and hard covers and place the papers loosely in a box. Hard covers – cardboard or plastic covers on items such as ledger books, marble composition books and hard-cover books will not be accepted. Residents may rip away pages from these hard cover books for shredding and throw the covers in their household trash.

The Ossining Public Library is announcing the collaboration of Library staff and members of the Community for a Program Committee.   The Library is seeking up to 5 members of the community to serve on an advisory committee.  This committee will evaluate and suggest a variety of cultural programs for adults to be offered at the Ossining Public Library.  Participants must be available for monthly meetings.  Now is your chance to be a part of the future for the community and its library.  Please send name, address, phone number, email address and detailed information regarding your interest in joining the committee.  If mailed, please put Attn. Elizabeth Bermel, Library Director, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, N.Y. 10562 or email to opldirector@wlsmail.org.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact James Trapasso at the Ossining Public Library either by phone at 941-2416 ext. 327 or email jtrapasso@wlsmail.org.

Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church is hosting a Church Carnival on Saturday, August 16th at Market Square at the intersection of Main and Spring Streets beginning at 3:00 p.m.  The church is also holding a Basketball Tournament on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Nelson Park.  For more information call 762-1360.

Town of Ossining Ambulance District Information Session The Town of Ossining will host an information session outlining the details of the creation of an Ambulance District.  The information session will be held at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 starting at 7pm.  The meeting will present the current advanced life support and basic life services needed in the Town and the trained personnel necessary to meet state requirements and the community’s needs.  The meeting will also discuss the future needs of the community.  The proposed Ambulance District would cover the residents of the Town of Ossining who live in the Village of Ossining and in the unincorporated area of the Town.  For additional information contact the Town Supervisor, Martha Dodge at 762-6000.

If you have ever thought about joining Torview, but wanted to be able to try it out first, now is your chance Torview Club’s end of summer trial membership lasts two weeks…two weeks of memories last forever…Although Ossining summer camps and concert series are coming to an end, that doesn’t mean summer is!  Torview Swim and Tennis Club is offering an end of summer two week trial membership.  For only $200, the entire family can enjoy a “staycation” right here in Ossining!  If you decide that you would like to join Torview for summer 2009, your $200 will be subtracted from your 2009 initiation fees.  The trial membership begins on Monday, August 18th and ends on Labor Day, September 1st.  Weather permitting Torview will re-open for the weekend of September 6th.  Enjoy Torview’s beautiful 13 acres for two weeks between the hours of 12 noon and 8 pm.  Torview offers a 25 Meter Pool with Diving Area, Separate Baby Pool, Free High-Speed Internet with Wi-Fi Access, 4 Clay Tennis Courts, Paddle Tennis Court, Family Fun Night, Snack Bar, Ball Fields and a Basketball Court.  For more information, visit our website, Torview.com, and e-mail info@torview.com or call 941-5457 (Monday-Thursday) with any questions.  Torview Swim and Tennis Club, 25 Stormytown Road, Ossining.

Free Film Screening of Casablanca at The Paramount Center for the Arts Even though Casablanca was made under a studio system that cranked out a film a week, it has taken its place as the world’s favorite Hollywood love story because of its wittily cynical dialogue, spare, effective storytelling, a vivid sense of time and place, sharply drawn characters, a first-rate cast, great cinematography and its unforgettable music score. This classic wartime melodrama hasn’t lost a thing, “as time goes by.”  Please note there are no advanced tickets for this event. Admission is free and is on a first-come first-served basis.  The film will be shown on Saturday, August 16th at   8 p.m.  Doors open at approximately 7:15pm.  Paramount Center for the Arts, 1008 Brown Street, Peekskill.    www.paramountcenter.org    

The Village of Ossining Section 8 Program Invites you to attend the 7th Annual Section 8 Residents Meeting at The Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 20th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Art Room.  There will be an opportunity to comment on the Program’s overall operation and discuss goals and objectives for the 2009 Year Plan.  At 6:15 there will be a presentation from JobSTAR by Brian J. Rush.  JobSTAR is A collaboration between Westchester Community College and the Westchester County Department of Social Services since 1990, and has been providing educational training, job placement and other related services to individuals and families of low income for those who are receiving Public Assistance.  Refreshments will be served. 

Ossining American Legion Post 506 Proudly Presents Italian Festival ’08 “A Little Bit of San Gennaro In Ossining” The festival will be held at the Waterfront Across from the Train Station, Friday, August 22nd through Sunday, August 24th 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  Come to the festival for food, beer and wine, games, dunk tank and children’s games.  Live entertainment nightly starting at 7:00 p.m.  Entertainment schedule:  Friday night, Yo Vinny and the Bronx Wanderers; Saturday night,   Yesterdaze (Music of the 50s, 60s and 70s), Nicky Addeo (Doo Wop and Italian Love Songs); Sunday night Dennis Nardone “The Voice of Harrison” Radio Personality WVOX AM Presents Club Dennis Live with Go Vinny, Vocality Jimmy Russo, Shades of Soul (Accapella Act), and a Patriotic Tribute to our Troops featuring Twin Gold (Classic Oldies Revue.)  All proceeds to benefit Veterans returning from the Iraq War, and Boy’s State Post Scholarship Foundation.  For more information call Hank at (914) 320-4104.

The American Traveling Morrice are coming to Ossining!  On Saturday, August 23 at 3:15 p.m. The American Traveling Morrice will be performing at Market Square at the intersection of Main and Spring Street, the troupe are entertainers that perform a form of old English folk dance, Morris (or Morrice) each year and have performed throughout the tri-state region.  Bring your family to watch this group as they dance and leap with bells, handkerchiefs, and even a “fool” who performs as part of the group.

Come Join the Feast!  Ossining Boat & Canoe Club’s Annual Clam Bake
Sunday, August 24th Starting at 12 Noon. 
Tickets $35.00 per person, children (ages 7–13 years old) $15.00, children (ages 6 & under) $5.00.  Only 175 tickets will be sold.  Ossining Boat and Canoe Club, Celebrating over 90 years on the Hudson, , P.O. Box 743, Ossining, 762-9724,
www.obcc.org.

 

Ossining Public Library Events…

"These Are Our Ancestors" Photographs of the Ancestors of Ossining Residents" will be on exhibit from August 4 - August 30, 2008 at the Ossining Public Library. The exhibit has been curated by Miguel Hernandez, former Mayor of Ossining and a military historian and genealogist. In many cultures, it is customary to honor one's ancestors. In the United States, while we don't have such customs that are found elsewhere in the world, Americans do have strong and positive feelings for their ancestral roots and this exhibit affirms those familial bonds are not forgotten. In this quiet way, many American families open a door to share their past with the community as they celebrate, remember and honor their ancestors.

-A Summer Evening Movie series titled "Forbidden Hollywood" began at the library in July and will continue into August.  The series shows films made before production codes limited what could and could not be shown.  The final film in the series will be "Red Headed Woman" with Jean Harlow and Charles Boyer which will be shown on August 13th at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

-Teen activities at the library this summer include Beginner Yoga, chess, comedy improv, games, movies and outdoor art, in addition to PSAT.SAT practice sessions. For further information contact Teen Services at 941-2416 X 336  

-Fall movie series begins on Wednesday, September 3rd. The series is titled "Angry Young Men- British Street Films."  “Look Back in Anger" is the 1st film followed by "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" on October 1st, "A Taste of Honey" on November 12th and "The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner" on December 3rd. Admission is free. Chris Poggiali, media specialist at the New Rochelle Library will introduce the series.

- “Literary Voices in Westchester, from the Sound to the Hudson”, September 21st at 2:30 p.m. in theater. Join us for a special afternoon of readings by literary voices in Westchester. The afternoon will showcase talented writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry whose work can be found in The Westchester Review.

- “Journey to the Bottom of the World" with professional photographer Anne Marie Leone on September 25th at 7:30 p.m in the theater. Her presentation will include a visit to Buenos Aires, the beautiful Iguazu Falls and the unfolding drama of Antartica's icebergs, peaks and penquins. Ms. Leone, a resident of Ossining, has been the director of photography for Women's News, and contributing editor/photographer for Westchester Magazine and Hudson Valley Magazine. Free

-The Artemis Chamber Ensemble will open the new concert season on Sunday, September 28th at 3 p.m. in the theater.  Part of the library's "Great Music" series, the ensemble will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with works by, Villa Lobos, Tito Puente, Miguel Matamoros. This concert is made possible by a grant from the Westchester Arts Council. Admission is free.

 

The Grand Opening of the Spring Street Exchange will be held on Friday, September 12th at 1:30 p.m.  Located on the corner of Spring Street and Broad Avenue in Ossining, the shop offers new and recycled clothing and household items at very reasonable prices.  Hours of operation are Tuesday 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesday 11 a.m. -3 p.m. and Thursday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Sponsored by IFCA (www.ifcany.org).  If you are interested in donating, please call 914-941-5252.

 

Mark Your Calendar for Sunday, September 14th when the Ossining Art & Architecture on Main Festival in conjunction with Ferry-Go-Round will take place.  Art & Architecture on Main will be held in downtown Ossining on Main Street and will feature Artists’ works and notable architectural design which can be found throughout our community.  For more information on the festival contact the Ossining Recreation and Parks Department at 941-3189 or call Trustee Catherine Borgia at 262-8873.  For additional information on Ferry-Go-Round go to www.ferrygoround.com. 

Artists interested in display space or food vendors wishing to participate should call the Recreation Dept. at 941-3189 or Trustee Borgia at 262-8873. Forms are available online at www.villageofossining.org.

 

Eduscape Associates, Inc. and The Ossining Public Library present a Free College Planning Workshop Series “Parent University, Navigating the College Process”  Workshop 1:  “Ready…Set…Go!” will be held on Monday, September 15th; Workshop 2:  “Testing…Testing…1,2,3” will be held on Monday, October 6; Workshop 3:  “Paperwork…Get On It” will be held on Monday, November 3 and Workshop 4: “How It All Adds Up”, will be held on Monday December 1, 2008.  All workshops will begin at 6:30 and end at 8:30.  To reserve your space and your complimentary College Planning Workshop Materials go to www.eduscapeassociates.com and register.  Workshops are free of charge and will take place in the theater at the Ossining Public Library.  If you have any questions please call Cheryl Cohen at the OPL at 941-2416 or Gayle Marchica at Eduscape Associates at 941-4148.

 

St. Augustine Golden Eagles to Host Free Workshop on VA Aid & Attendance Benefit  Who can qualify to receive $12,000 to $22,000 per year tax-free?  According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, about a quarter of the nation's population – approximately 70 million people – are potentially eligible for VA benefits and services because they are veterans, family members or survivors of veterans.  The VA Aid and Attendance benefit, one of the many benefits available through the VA, offers eligible veterans or their surviving spouses a significant monthly pension, ranging from $998 to $1,842 per month tax-free.  To be eligible, veterans must have served 90 consecutive days or more with at least one day during a wartime period (World War II, Korea, etc) and meet a few medical and financial eligibility criteria.  As part of our commitment to educate the local community we are hosting a workshop about the availability of Aid & Attendance benefits.  During the workshop, we will be reviewing the eligibility criteria and show how thousands of families, EVEN IN CASES OF HIGHER NET WORTH, have become eligible for this benefit helping to offset the cost of the care being provided.  The Golden Eagles of St Augustine Church is hosting this educational workshop about VA benefits on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 9:30AM.  The event will take place at 381 North Highland Avenue, Parish Hall-Senior Center, Ossining, NY.  The workshop is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  Please call 914-923-2268 ext. 1 to register and if you know someone else, who could benefit from this information, please bring him or her along.  For more information contact Celeste Patton, Golden Eagle Senior Center Coordinator at sagoldeneables@yahoo.com.   

About The Golden Eagles of St Augustine Church…The Golden Eagles is based on the St Augustine Parish Campus in Ossining. The mission of the group is to provide an environment for socialization, community service, lectures and useful information such as day trips to museums, religious sites/events, concerts and plays. In addition, they support fundraisers for charitable causes and assist in Parish events such as blood drives and celebrations. While the membership is made up mostly from parishioners and non-parishioners in the retirement (or nearly) category, there is no age requirement to join.

 

The Garden Conservancy invites you to visit Westchester County’s best private Gardens throughout Westchester County, a preservation project of the Garden Conservancy.  Wednesday, September 17: Lewisboro & Waccabuc and Sunday, November 2: Mount Kisco.  For more information about these gardens and hundreds of others open around the country through the Open Days program, visit opendaysprogram.org or call toll-free 1 (888) 842-2442.  Admission to each garden is $5.

 

Please Note Ossining Public Library Summer Hours

Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and closed on Sundays till after Labor Day.

                                                                                 

The 18th year of the Ossining Farmers Market has opened for the season and will remain open on Saturdays from 8:30 am-2pm rain or shine. Sponsored by the Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce.  Located at Market Square, corner of Main and Spring St.  Please note the market will run through December 20th.  Shop for vegetables, fruit, organic produce, pasture raised meats, and specialty foods. Info at www.communitymarkets.biz.

 

Save the Date! Saturday, Sept. 6 is the sixth annual Ossining MATTERS 5K Run/2 Mile Walk.  Raise funds for the Ossining MATTERS Education Foundation, to benefit Ossining’s public schools. Enter the timed 5K Trail Run, or walk the trail at your own pace, along the historic Old Croton Aqueduct. Pre-register now online at www.Active.com!  Check-in and register at the Ossining Community Center 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.  Run begins at 9 a.m.  All ages.  For more information and to register online, visit www.ossiningmatters.org. You can also call Kathleen at 914-510-9320. Don’t miss this fun community event!

 

The Ossining Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting the 102nd Annual Westchester County Volunteer Firemen's Association Convention parade this year. The parade will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 4:00pm (with line up beginning at 2:30pm).  We look forward to over 30 departments participating in this year's event. 

 

Save the Date…The 20th Annual Ossining Food Pantry Celebration will be held on Sunday, September 21 from 5 – 8 pm in the ballroom and gardens of Beechwood, the historic Vanderlip estate in Scarborough, NY, hosted by Mr. and Mrs. James Simmons. If you can give some time to help make the 20th Celebration a big success, please contact Karin Chaudauri, 2008’s Celebration Chair, at 914-373-1048 to volunteer. All are welcome. We hope to see you there!

 

Westchester County Police Office Exam will be held on November 15, 2008.  To take the exam you must file with Westchester County by September 22, 2008.  For additional information visit www.westchetergov.com/hr  or call (914) 995-2123.

 

The Village of Ossining Police Department is offering a Preparatory Seminar for the Police Exam on August 23, 2008 at 9:00 a.m., 86 Spring Street, Ossining.  This two hour seminar will include sample test questions, information on agility, hiring requirements, tips for taking the exam and a question and answer period.  For more information on the seminar contact Lieutenant Mike McElroy at 941-4099.     

 

Save The Date…Monday, September 8, 2008 is the 8th Annual Tee Up To Cure Diabetes at Trump National Golf Club, Briarcliff Manor.  For more information please contact Stephanie Unger at the Westchester County office at 914 686-7700. 

 

Walk to Cure Diabetes is a fun family-friendly event that features plenty of entertainment, food and kids’ activities.  All proceeds go to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research whose mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications.  The walk will take place on Sunday, September 28, 2008 at the White Plains High School, White Plains, Registration starts at 8:30, walk begins at 9:30, and activities run from 8:30am to 12:00pm.   Individuals that have an interest in, or have a loved one with diabetes, can register on-line at www.//walk.jdrf.org.    If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Stephanie Unger at the Westchester County office at 914 686-7700. 

 

Hudson Valley It’s My Heart’s 1st Annual Motorcycle Run, Sunday, September 28, 2008.  All Proceeds go to Its My Heart-Hudson Valley Chapter, Inc. a non-profit organization that supports and advocates for families affected by congenital heart defects (the number one birth defect in the world).  $20.00 per rider/ $10.00 per passenger.  Registration & Breakfast 8 am, 7 Stars Family Restaurant, 1577 Route 22, Brewster, NY. 

Family Fun Post Run Event (open to the public) 1-4 pm, Tom & Jerry’s Irish House / Maggies Restaurant, 987 Rte 6, Brewster, NY.  Food, Entertainment, Prizes, Silent Auction, DJ, Stepdancers, and more…Enjoy a relaxing ride around the Hudson Valley Region; Riding from the Heart to help raise awareness for Congenital Heart Defects The #1 birth defect (March of Dimes)(For more info please contact Anka Roberto at 845-234-0708 or anka.roberto@itsmyheart.org)  All proceeds go to It’s My Heart a non-profit organization that supports families affected by CHD.

Become a Hospice Volunteer…Hospice Car in Westchester & Putnam is looking for volunteers to help with direct patient & family support, bereavement care for adults and children, spiritual comfort, special community events, office support (bilingual skills are a plus).  Training sessions being offered.  Dates October 4th and October 18th, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 540 White Plains Road, Ste. 300, Tarrytown, New York 10591-5132.  Pre-registration is required.  To register, please call Diana Kropp, Volunteer Program Assistant (914) 666-4228.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a noncompetitive walk supporting the American Cancer Society's mission to fight cancer on four fronts: research, education, advocacy, and patient services.  The walk will take place on Sunday, October 19, 2008 at the Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.  Registration is from 8-10.  The event starts at 9:30-10:30. You can click on the link below for more information.  If you know someone that is interested, please contact Kedesha Henry at the American Cancer Society, 914 397-8857.  If anyone is interested in chairing Ossining’s participation they are looking for someone to be a point person here in the Village.

 

Save the Date for the SPCA of Westchester’s 2008 Fall Event…Sixth Annual Top Hat & Tails Saturday, October 25th at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, People and their dogs stepping out together for an enchanted evening of dinner and dancing.  This year’s honoree will be Joan Kalman, and the Distinguished Service Award Recipient will be the Village Animal Clinic.  Please call 941-2896 ext. 22 for more information about the event, auction, journal and sponsorship opportunities or visit www.spca914.org.

 

Stay In the Loop…Sign up for Village of Ossining E-Mail Subscriptions  In an on-going effort to continually enhance the Village's communications with its constituents, the Village of Ossining offers an online subscription capability to receive informational e-mailings from the Village.  Just go to www.villageofossining.org and click on email subscriptions on the left side of the home page.  You can select to receive Weekly Ossining News, Village Board Meeting Agendas, Work Sessions Agendas, Planning Board/BAR Agendas or Zoning Board of Appeals Agendas.  We look forward to having you as a member of our online Village e-mailing community.

 

Do you have an event or information that you would like included in this web blast?   If so please submit to Christina Papes at the Village of Ossining at cpapes@villageofossining.org .  

 

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 Did you know that you can view board meetings and work sessions on the village website? View current and archived meetings at: www.villageofossining.org.

 

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