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Release Date: October 06, 2011

Public Meeting on Town and Village of Ossining Evaluation of Potential Government Structures to be Held Oct.
Opportunity to Learn about Project and Provide Feedback, A public meeting will be held on Thursday, October 13 for residents and taxpayers to learn about – and provide feedback on – a study recently initiated by the Town and Village of Ossining to determine how services can be delivered to their respective constituencies in the most efficient and cost effective manner. The community forum will be held from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, Ossining, NY.



Italian Feast 2011, Ossining’s Veterans Park

, Narragansett Avenue hosted by The Columbus Lodge, Friday, October 7th 5PM – 11PM, Saturday, October 8th 4 PM – 11 PM, Sunday, October 9th 3 PM – 10 PM, Free Live Entertainment, Friday – “Jackie DiMaggio” and D.J. “Bobby James”, Saturday - “Elvis Tribute” Featuring: Patrick Perone -“Primavera” w/Tony & Co. Sunday – “Don Felice” NY Music Production, Great Food, Raffles, Rides & Games, For more information contact: Frank Picucci, 914-227-3894            **** Mike Fortini, 914-403-5244  **** Marco Piscopiello, 914-804-4943



Worried about identity theft?  Have old personal papers lying about the house. The Westchester County Mobile Shredder is coming to the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Its purpose:  to help you shred and destroy personal documents in an effort to combat the fastest growing crime in the nation – identity theft.  It’s a good idea to shred documents you are no longer using, like old documents and bills that bear personal identifying information such as name, address, phone number, credit card number or social security number.  Paper from business, schools, institutions or commercial enterprises will not be accepted. Before you go, come prepared:  remove all metal clips, fasteners, binders, folders and hard covers and place the papers loosely in a box.  Up to four boxes file-size (10”x12”x15”) of papers are allowed for shredding by each resident.



Ossining Recreation & Parks Fall Family Fun Day at “Market Square” SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15th Visit the Farmers Market, take a “Hay Ride”, listen to some great music, join the pie eating contest, take home a hand painted pumpkin, make your own scarecrow & have a drink of cider on us!!! It’s a full day of Fall fun. “SCARECROW” -bring old clothes, we supply the hay, build your own; PUMPKIN PAINTING -we have two bins on site and lots of paint; FACE PAINTING -11 to 1pm with Transformations; PIE EATING -Top three win a trophy at 12PM;  HAY RIDES -All day;  IRISH FOLK MUSIC with Don Smith - 11-1:00; Open to all residents Co-sponsored by “Ossining Farmer’s Market” There are no rain site plans as no indoor space is available on Oct.  15th.



RABIES ALERT RABIES ALERT: RABID KITTEN IN OSSINING: The Westchester County Department of Health is issuing a rabies alert to residents who may have had contact with a rabid kitten in Ossining, near the intersection of James and State streets on or before Saturday, Oct. 1. The kitten was a light-haired calico, about three or four months old, with white, gray and orange markings. There were reported to be five or six other cats in the area where the kitten was found. The kitten had been clawing at the pavement and attacked an adult cat before a passerby caught the kitten in a laundry bag, placed it in a dog crate in her car and brought it to the SPCA in Briarcliff.  The kitten was confirmed rabid on Wednesday, Oct. 5. The health department used robo-calls to notify residents who live within a quarter-mile of the area where the kitten was found.  Anyone who believes that they or a pet may have had contact with the rabid calico kitten should contact the Westchester County Department of Health immediately at (914) 813-5000 to assess the need for rabies treatment.  For more information, go to or call the RABIES INFOLINE at (914) 813-5010.



IMPORTANT PUBLIC ADVISORY: The Village of Ossining Police Department in conjunction with the Village of Ossining Office of Emergency Management has launched a program to help notify the public of emergencies, road closures, hazardous conditions, and other incidents concerning the public within the Village of Ossining. This program, called Nixle, is a free program and allows members of the

public to receive these messages in email, text message, and on a internet web site. Village of Ossining residents are urged to subscribe to receive emergency messages only by texting 10562 to 888777 on their cell phone, or to receive a full complement of messages, including community updates residents can visit and click the sign up now! button.



The Ossining Farmers Market is outdoors at Market Square on the corner of Main and Spring Street from 8:30-2:00, rain or shine. The market features fresh, local foods, including conventional and certified organic produce, certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee, artisanal baked goods, free-range chicken and eggs, grass-fed beef, fresh fish, Hudson Valley wines, old-fashioned pickles and olives, cut flowers and a variety of specialty foods. Get to know your neighbors and your food better at the farmers market!” If any community group would like to have an announcement posted in the kiosk at Market Square, please call Community Markets at 923-4837 and we will be happy to accommodate your flyer.  Ask for Stella.  We would appreciate that you not paste it on the glass showcase as we will put it inside.




FOR STORM RECOVERY$8 Million Program Targeted to Assist Victims of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched an $8 million appliance grant program for those who sustained property damage as a result of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The program will help New Yorkers cover the costs of replacing vital household appliances, such as refrigerators, boilers washing machines and furnaces, damaged by the recent flooding. Grants will be a fixed amount for different appliances and could cover up to 100 percent of the costs of a purchase. If the cost of the appliance exceeds the cap, the program will pay a portion of the total costs up to the cap. The program will be administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Grants will be available for the most critical energy efficient equipment and appliances. Residents statewide in affected areas will be eligible and must affirm that they have been impacted by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee and that these products are not covered by insurance or FEMA assistance. For residents affected by Hurricane Irene, grants on purchases of approved appliances and equipment will be retroactive to Aug. 29, 2011, and for residents affected by Tropical Storm Lee, grants will be retroactive to Sept. 9, 2011. Grants will be for ENERGY STAR© qualified appliances and equipment where applicable. In product categories for which there are no ENERGY STAR criteria, the higher efficiency units will be eligible for a rebate. A list of eligible equipment and appliances and rebate levels is as follows:


Eligible Equipment & Appliances


Refrigerators (ENERGY STAR)


Clothes Washers (ENERGY STAR)


Clothes Dryers w/Moisture Sensor (higher efficiency)


Dehumidifiers (ENERGY STAR)






Hot Water Heater Tanks (electric- higher efficiency; gas- ENERGY STAR)


Purchases of appliances and equipment, with the exception of dehumidifiers, must be for replacement purposes only and purchases covered by insurance or FEMA are not eligible. Audits to verify insurance claims and/or FEMA assistance may be conducted. All grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for completed applications, which will be available beginning Monday, September 19 at or by calling 1-877-NY-SMART (877-697-6278). The grant program will continue until funding runs out.



The Lantern Gift Shop at St. Paul's on- the- Hill Episcopal Church re-opens for business, Saturday shop hours of 10-1.  The Lantern Gift Shop is located on the church grounds at 40 Ganung Drive, Ossining.



The Ossining Public Library invites cinephiles to enjoy a free night out (or four) at the movies as

it presents Overlooked Orson Welles, a series of lesser-known Orson Welles films. Overlooked

Orson Welles with “The Stranger,” a crime-noir starring Edward G. Robinson and Loretta Young

alongside Welles, which tells the story of a War Crimes Commissioner searching for an infamous Nazi in

Connecticut. The series continues on October 5 with “Touch of Evil,” a stark and perverse story of

murder, kidnapping, and police corruption on the Mexican border starring Charlton Heston and Janet

Leigh. Anthony Perkins, Jeanne Moreau, and Romy Schneider star alongside Welles in “The Trial,” a

crime drama based on Franz Kafka’s novel following an office worker who is put to trial unaware of his

charges, which will be shown on November 2. The series closes on December 7 with “F for Fake,”

a documentary about the ins-and-outs of art and literature forgery starring Welles, Oja Kodar and

Joseph Cotten. The Overlooked Orson Welles series was curated by Bonnie Katz.



Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan to Perform at the Ossining Public Library in Second “Words & Music” Concert of the Season. On Sunday, October 16, the Ossining Library Foundation will present Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan at 2pm in the intimate 200-seat Budarz Theater at the Ossining Public Library. The free concert is part of the popular “Words & Music” concert series presented by the Ossining Library Foundation and curated by Ossining resident Alan Marzelli.  Doors open at 1:30pm and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Ossining Public Library is located at 53 Croton Avenue in Ossining. For more information, call (914) 941-2416, ext. 327 or visit Since 1991, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan have gained worldwide recognition for their fresh take on Americana rock in the vein of Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, their music described as “American backyard gasoline rock and roll” by past Words & Music performer Willie Nile. D’Urso has received praise for his passionate songwriting from the New York Times and the BBC, as well as Grammy Award nominations for his 2000 release, “Rock and Roll Station.” D’Urso’s 12th album, “Down Here by the River,” was released in January 2010 and features songs written by Steven Van Zandt and the BoDeans.



PARENT UNIVERSITY: COLLEGE PLANNING WORKSHOPS AT THE BRIARCLIFF MANOR PUBLIC LIBRARY The first in a series of free workshops on navigating the college process will be held at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library on Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30-8:00 pm.  Workshop 1:  “Ready…Set…Go” will focus on career exploration, high school transcripts and course selection, college planning and visits and using the web.  Workshop 2: “Testing…Testing… 1,2,3”  on November 15 and Workshop 3: “Paperwork…Get on It” on December 13 will complete the series.   To reserve your space and your college planning workshops materials, go to and register.  If you have any questions, you can contact Gayle Marchica at Eduscape Associates at 941-4148 or call the Library at 941-7072. 


Community Singing Group “Old Mill Singers” invites New Members to join for its 2011 Holiday Show:  You are invited to join the Old Mill Singers as we prepare for our upcoming show in December, 2011.  As we continue our celebration of our 40th anniversary, the show will include a variety of holiday themed numbers, popular and classical, highlighting favorites from our history. Weekly rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm at St. Paul’s-On-The-Hill Episcopal Church, 40 Ganung Drive, in Ossining, NY.  We have no formal auditions so if you like to sing, come give us a try and sit in on a rehearsal. The ability to read music is not required - just the ability to sing in tune in a group.   That is who we are – an eclectic mix of some very good singers and just some very good people – who like to have fun with music and with each other. See us on the web at or on Facebook.  Prospective members     should contact our Membership Chairman, Sharon Brana at or 914 762-3765.



The Ossining Arts Council (OAC) Exhibition "O," continues at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill thru October 29th, 2011. Climb the stairs to the Gallery and see the work of 53 members of the Ossining Arts CouncilAlso, Join the OAC on October 14 @ 8PM for HippieFest: A Concert for Peace and Love. Get your groove on with rock legends Dave Mason, Rick Derringer, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad and Felix Cavaliere's Rascals.  Discounted tickets are $40. (Your mind blowing experience also goes to support the OAC). Please call the OAC @ (914) 502-4157 for more info.



Sunday Sailboat Races – Columbus "Sunday" October 9th. Ossining Water Front Open (OWFO) Sunday sailboat racing is open to everyone on the waterfront.  All sailboats at any level from all Ossining Harbors are invited.  Monitor VHF Channel 72.  Meet on the water front across from the Ossining Train Station.  This week Open Races start at 12:30pm.  Meet-up at Shattemuc Yacht Club again after the race for post-race results, awards, happy hour and social activity.




Handicrafts from around the World For Sale at Maryknoll Sisters’ International Bazaar. Maryknoll Sisters will hold its annual International Bazaar on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, 10 Pinesbridge Rd., Ossining, NY.  Featuring handicrafts for sale from Africa, South and East Asia, the Pacific Islands and the Americas, locations where the Sisters work, the bazaar serves as a fundraiser supporting the Sisters and their humanitarian efforts around the world. It’s also an opportunity for local residents to get some of their Christmas shopping done early. A free event, open to the public, this year’s bazaar will also feature a book signing for On the Threshold of the Future: The Life and Spirituality of Mother Mary Joseph Rogers by Claudette LaVerdiere, M.M. Mother Mary Joseph founded Maryknoll Sisters, the first U.S.-based congregation of Catholic women dedicated to foreign mission. The Maryknoll Sisters will celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2012. In addition to handicrafts, visitors will be able to purchase home-baked goods from the Sisters’ kitchen, as well as assorted snacks. There will also be a raffle and a silent auction, as well as “Christmas Around the World.” A special children’s corner is also included. The purposes of the International Bazaar are to raise funds to support the Sisters and their work, as well as to provide access for the local community to the arts and handicrafts from the Maryknoll Sisters’ world missions. Bring your family and friends and shop early for Christmas and the holidays! For Directions or other information call 914-941-7575 or go to: .


SUNY WCC FALL: ADULT BEGINNER BALLET, and BASIC POINTE:  Irene Kent a native of OSSINING is teaching once again Adult Beg. Ballet, and is now offering BASIC POINTE at SUNY Westchester Community CollegeThe FALL ballet, and basic pointe course runs from September 18th, 2011 thru December 11, 2011.  Ballet will be held on Sunday's from 11:30am till 1:30pm, with BASIC POINTE to immediately follow from 1:30pm till 2:30pm.  SUNY WCC Tel: 914-606-6830 and their website is  For more information on Irene, and her classes please visit her website at:


FRIENDS OF MUSIC CONCERTS, INC. PRESENTS TRIO CON BRIO COPENHAGEN IN CONCERT Friends of Music Concerts, Inc. continues its 58th concert season presenting the world's finest chamber music, when Trio con Brio Copenhagen takes the stage on Saturday, October 22, 2011. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Kusel Auditorium at Sleepy Hollow High School, 210 North Broadway (Route 9). Parking is free. Formed in 1999 by Danish pianist Jens Elvekjaer and Korean sisters, violinist Soo-Jin Hong and cellist Soo-Kyung Hong, the ensemble received the 2005 Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award, one of the most coveted in the world of chamber music. In its review of the 2005 awards program Gramophone magazine said, "It's easy to see what so impressed the judges...[the] performances can compete with the best available...airtight ensemble...a superb, greatly gifted chamber group." In its October 22nd appearance, the Trio will perform Haydn's Trio No. 39 in G Major; Ravel's Piano Trio in A minor; and Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50. The Emerson String Quartet opened the season on October 1. Following Trio con Brio Copenhagen will be Charlie Albright, winner of the 2009 Young Concert Artist and the 2010 Gilmore Young Artist awards, who will perform on November 12. The new year will bring the Carducci String Quartet on April 14, 2012 to perform works by Haydn, Shostakovich, and Brahms. Zuill Bailey, called the pre-eminent cellist of his generation, will perform on April 28, 2012, with piano collaborator Nevah Perlman. Closing the season on May 12, 2012, will be Julliard Baroque, in an all-Bach program that will include three of his Brandenberg concerti.Tickets for each Friends of Music concert are $30 for adults and $15 for students. Order forms may be downloaded from and then mailed with a check to Friends of Music Concerts, P.O. Box 675, Millwood, NY 10546.


TACHS Exam Prep Course -All Fall 2011 8th Grade Students are welcome. Prepare with Eduscape Associates for the Test for Admissions to Catholic High Schools.  Examination will be held November 4, 2011.  5 Prep Class Sessions, October 8, 15, 22, 29.  Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Place:  Ossining Public Library,53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 941-2416 x336.  REGISTER ONLINE NOW! at  Questions?  Contact Gayle Marchica, Eduscape Associates College Planning, Test Prep & Tutoring 941-4148, Also, FREE TACHS PRACTICE EXAM on September 17th & 18th must attend both days –Registration Required.


TEDDY BEAR CLINIC" TO ACQUAINT YOUNGSTERS WITH THE PHELPS HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM SLEEPY HOLLOW, New York- Sick and injured teddy bears will be the focus of the second annual "Teddy Bear Clinic" at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center's Emergency Department on Saturday, October 8, 2011, from 9:30 to11:30 am. Kindergarten children in the Tarrytown and Ossining school districts and their siblings are invited to attend. Organized by the Phelps Emergency Department nursing staff, t he event celebrates Emergency Nurses Week. As they arrive, children will be given teddy bears that will be cared for by real doctors and nurses. Children will serve as "parents" of the teddy bears as they are treated for an "emergency," such as a laceration, a sore throat, a fever or a broken bone. The "Teddy Bear Clinic" is a gentle way to teach children about wellness and familiarize them with the workings of the Phelps Emergency Department. Outside the clinic, children and their bears will have an opportunity to explore a helicopter, an ambulance, a police car and a fire engine and to get acquainted with a police dog. Free children's fingerprinting will also be available.  The program is free but advance registration is required. Families may call Candace Huggins 914-366-3697 to register.



Not Your Ordinary Fall Festival—It’s Teatown’s Fall Festival- Enjoy nature and celebrate autumn with an environmental twist. Unique crafts, fun-filled activities and local vendors will fill the beautiful grounds of Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining on Saturday, October 15 from 11:00am to 4:30pm for Teatown’s Fall Festival. An annual event, it focuses on family fun while promoting an appreciation for the environment and natural surroundings.  At the Festival, guests can carve a pumpkin and decorate it using vegetables, make a scarecrow, see our birds of prey up-close, listen to local musicians, create an eco-craft, see Muscoot Farm animals and brave the SavATree zipline! Also included is the Teatown Marketplace featuring local foods and crafts from places such as Hilltop Hanover Farm, Clean Ridge Soap Company, and Tom Cat Bakery. The Festival is one of Teatown’s largest friend-raising events and has consistently drawn people from all over the surrounding region. The event serves as a symbol of community involvement and its revenues directly support Teatown’s environmental education programs and conservation efforts.

Admission pricing is as follows: 

  • Members: Free entry, Children’s Funpass $20
  • Nonmembers: Adult $10, Child $5, Children’s Funpass $25 (includes admission)

·         A child’s Funpass includes 3 crafts, pumpkin carving, hayride and face painting.

Free parking and a shuttle bus will be available from IBM on Route 134, just east of the Taconic State Parkway. For further information, please visit or call 914-762-2912 ext. 110.



Save 10% on your car insurance. The Golden Eagles Senior Group are hosting the AARP NYS Driver Defense course Tuesday, October 18th 9:30-3:30 at St. Augustine Parish Hall 381 North Highland Ave, Ossining, NY. Off Route 9 and Mystic Drive. Call Sam Eskander at 914-723-2381 to register. Cost: $12 for AARP members, $14 for non AARP members. Bring lunch, drinks and snacks.


A Jewish Women's Study Group, that meets once a month in members’ homes in the Ossining/Croton area. Topics of interest to Jewish women including Torah interpretations from a female point of view, contemporary Jewish books, films all with lively discussions.  Potluck lunch is shared.  For more information contact Ruth Spaeth 271-6588. 


BAGELS, BOOKS, COFFEE & MORE: The Footnote Café at the Ossining Public Library will open early Saturday, Oct. 22 for the fall book sale. Although the library doesn't open until 1 pm on Saturdays, the book sale on the lower level and the café will open that Saturday at 10 am. The sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, promises a wide variety of gently used books for readers of all ages -- at bargain prices. The sale continues Sunday, Oct. 23, 1 pm - 4 pm. To join the Friends, come to the Friday night preview, Oct. 21, 6-8 pm, offering wine and other refreshments catered by the Footnote. Or pick up a form at the library or click on the Friends page on Volunteers are needed to help before, during and after the sale. If you like pleasant company and being around books, please call Susan Kelly at 941-7425.





SPIRIT OF JAZZ CONCERT TO BENEFIT PHELPS HOSPICE OCTOBER 23 AT IRVINGTON TOWN HALL THEATER Jazz singers Melissa Walker and Tessa Souter, accompanied by a group of swinging jazz musicians, will perform an afternoon of "Songs and Strings" on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at Irvington Town Hall Theater from 3 to 5 pm. This fourth annual Spirit of Jazz concert benefits the hospice program at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow. The two vocalists will be backed up by a group of outstanding jazz musicians, including bassist Ron McClure, drummer Willard Dyson and pianist Oscar Pe rez. Strings will be added to the mix this year by cellist Jennifer Vincent and violinist Alan Grubner. On-air personality Sheila Anderson, WBGO Radio's "Queen of Hang," will serve as concert emcee. Melissa Walker has enjoyed a wide and varied career as a jazz vocalist with performances at the Kennedy Center Women in Jazz Festival, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Joe's Pub and The Jazz Standard in Manhattan. She has opened for the legendary Ray Charles and performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis at the Duke Ellington Centennial Celebration. Tessa Souter's unique singing style infuses jazz with the soul and passion of flamenco, Middle Eastern, African and Brazilian music. Her performance at the Rochester International Jazz Festival in 2009 earned her a stunning review: "To say that Souter enchanted the audience would be an understatement . . . The capacity crowd seemed to be transfixed by Souter's gorgeous voice and wonderful personality." All proceeds from the Spirit of Jazz concert support Phelps Hospice, a program that provides professional and dignified services to families and patients at the end of life, in their homes or in a hospital or healthcare facility. Concert tickets at $35 each may be obtained online at or by calling the Irvington Town Hall Theater box office at 914-591-6602.


OCTOBER 21-23, and OCTOBER 29, 2011-TACONIC OPERA PRESENTS VERDI’S NABUCCO: Come and experience what catapulted Verdi's career and made him an opera superstar!  This dramatic opera's historical setting is the era of the biblical King Nebuchadnezzar (Nabucco), the King of Babylonia, who conquered and exiled the Jews from their homeland in 586 BCE. These events, which include scenes at the temple in Jerusalem and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, are interwoven with a political and romantic plot. This opera was first introduced during the Italian struggle for independence and became an instant success as the Italians could relate to the plight of the Jews. It contains some of Verdi's best choral pieces, including Va pensiero, and requires powerful performances by its lead singers, especially the soprano.  Many diva’s have been forced into early retirement as a result of tackling this Verdian villainess role. Performances are at the Yorktown Stage, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY, on Friday, October 21 and Saturday October 22, 2011 at 8 PM, and a Sunday matinee October 23 at 2 PM.  An additional performance will be held at the SUNY-Purchase Pepsico Theatre on Saturday, October 29 at 7 PM.  Single ticket prices range from $15 to $57 and include significant discounts for seniors and students; season tickets are also available at reduced cost.  For information, tickets or directions: call 1-855-OPERA (67372) or email or visit



SUPPORT OUR LIBRARY BY EXPANDING YOUR LIBRARY: THE FRIENDS OF THE OSSINING PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS BOOK SALE OCTOBER 21-23 The Friends of the Ossining Public Library ( invite bookworms of all ages to expand their personal library at the Ossining Library’s benefit Book Sale. Open to the public on Saturday, October 22 from 10am-4pm and Sunday, October 23 from 1-4pm, insatiable readers will find gently-used copies of canonical classics, children’s tales and unexpected picks nestled in the Library Gallery and Budarz Theater. Current Friends of the Library have the opportunity to attend a pre-sale on Friday, October 21 from 6-8pm. The Ossining Public Library is located on 53 Croton Avenue in Ossining. For more information about the Book Sale or the Friends of the Library organization, please call (914) 941-2416. The Friends of the Ossining Public Library is a non-profit volunteer group that helps the Library through advocacy, fundraising and volunteer activities. All proceeds from the book sale will benefit the Library’s ongoing efforts to culturally serve the residents of Ossining and its neighboring communities. Those interested in volunteering for the Book Sale should contact Susan Kelly at (914) 941-7425.



Grammy-nominated recording artist Joan Osborne will perform in a concert to benefit the Ossining Library Foundation at 8 pm on October 28, 2011 in the Budarz Theater at the Ossining Public Library. She will be joined on stage by Keith Cotton on piano and vocals and Jack Petruzzelli on guitar and vocals. Legendary New York radio personality Pete Fornatale will serve as host for the evening, which will also include a performance by Erin Hill and her psychedelic harp as guests enter the theater. Prices are $60 for general admission seating and $75 for VIP reserved seating in the first five rows of the theater. The net proceeds from the evening will be used to fund the Foundation’s ongoing initiatives in support of the Library during 2012, which include the free Sunday afternoon concerts that are part of the Foundation’s “Words & Music” performance series curated by Ossining resident and Foundation Board member Alan Marzelli. The event brochure and order form to purchase tickets can be found at a career that spans over fifteen years, Joan Osborne has proven to be an artistically restless and consistently enthralling performer, starting with her breakthrough, debut album Relish, which sold five million copies worldwide and yielded the smash hit "One Of Us" as well as scoring seven Grammy nominations. In 2002, she cemented her reputation as a top tier soul singer with an incredible turn in the acclaimed documentary film Standing in the Shadows of Motown, followed by a tour with the legendary Motown backing band The Funk Brothers. In 2003, Osborne toured with the Dixie Chicks and then surprised and wowed audiences touring throughout America for two years as the lead singer of The Dead. In 2007, she graced the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. Osborne loves to sing and perform in many different genres, but she came back to her soulful rock roots on her 2008 release Little Wild One that marked her reunion with Rick Chertoff, Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian, the writing and production team that worked with her on her triple platinum, Grammy nominated album Relish. Pete Fornatale was one of the architects of progressive rock radio in the 1960s, and has been a fixture on New York radio for over four decades. He currently hosts "Mixed Bag" on Saturdays from 4 - 8 pm on WFUV 90.7 in New York. Erin Hill is a harpist, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor whose performances range from pop, psychedelic, and sci-fi to kids music, opera, and Celtic. Her 2009 Celtic CD hit #1 on the Billboard World Music Chart. Erin is also known as the Pretty White Girl on Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show.



Teatown Lake Reservation October 2011 Events, Saturday, October 8, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Turtle Trails, Where do turtles go as the weather turns colder? Join Erin, Teatown’s turtle expert, to learn all about these hard-shelled creatures’ survival strategies. Free for members; $5pp for nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation. Saturday, October 15, 11:00am-4:30pm, Fall Festival, Not your ordinary Fall Festival! Carve a pumpkin using vegetables, visit with our birds of prey, listen to local musicians and brave the zipline! Delicious food, local vendors, animals, festivities and more await you at our annual Festival. Visit or call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 for pricing and additional information.  Free parking and shuttle from IBM on Route 134, just east of Taconic State Parkway. Saturday, October 22, 10:00 am, CANDLEWOOD HILL IN FAHNESTOCK ADULTS. Join a Teatown educator along with Club Fit hike leader and Teatown member, Peter Meskin, on this moderate to strenuous hike that combines physical fitness, ecology, natural history and the spectacular beauty of the Hudson Hills and Highlands in the fall.  Meet at the Jefferson Valley Club Fit parking lot opposite Toys R Us.  Bring lunch and water, wear comfortable hiking shoes and expect to carpool.  Rain cancels. If the weather is questionable, call Teatown. Free for members; $5pp for nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation. Event meets at Club Fit, 600 Bank Road, Jefferson Valley, NY 1053 5Sunday, October 23, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Animal Adventures – The Misunderstood CHILDREN. Meet a few of Teatown’s animal ambassadors and find out why some get a bad rap! Please note this program is for children accompanied by a caregiver. Free for members; $5 per child nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation.  Saturday, October 29, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Boo! Who? CHILDREN.  When darkness falls who comes out?  Find out in this whoot-ingly fun program. Families with children over age 7. Free for members; $5 per child for nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation.


Volunteer to help your older neighbors -- Volunteers from all walks of life and ages are needed to help out seniors in Greater Ossining and Briarcliff.  Training is available for volunteers who want to serve as Friendly Visitors or Friendly Callers. Whether you have an hour to spare or can devote more time, we have an opportunity for you! Contact Community Helping Hands, at 914-346-7773 or email them at:

CALLING OHS CLASS OF ’76 INDIANSWe are having a big party, and we want YOU to be there!  Gathering for our 35th Reunion will be October 28-29th, based in the Mt. Kisco Holiday Inn.

There are a number of events planned, including a Halloween theme dinner dance on Saturday night. (Costumes are optional, but strongly encouraged, and there will be prizes.)  Latest details, including  event updates, RSVP list  how to purchase tickets  at  




TEATOWN LAKE RESERVATION’S A Night in the Woods, On Sunday, November 6, Teatown Lake Reservation will host its annual A Night in the Woods benefit at the beautiful Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, New York. The evening will support Teatown’s environmental education programs and celebrate the acquisition of the 67-acre Croft property. Beginning at 5:00pm, this year’s event is honored to present special guest speaker Rose Harvey, Commissioner of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. In addition, Kim Elliman, the CEO of Open Space Institute and Lucy R. Waletzky, MD, Chair of the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation serve as Honorary Chairs. This yearly celebration of Teatown’s environmental education programs, land stewardship, and leadership in regional conservation efforts, is its most important fundraiser. “Even in a trying economy, the work of insuring a sustainable environment requires the support of Teatown’s friends and community – now more than ever,” said Naomi Marrow, Chair of Teatown’s Board of Trustees. With over 25,000 visitors annually on its 875-acre preserve, Teatown instills in students, families and adults the importance of saving nature. Regionally, Teatown takes an active role in state, county and community efforts to protect open space and natural areas. Tickets for the benefit may be purchased by contacting Anne Wakelee Bishop at 914-762-2912 ext. 113. Prices begin at $350 and sponsorships are most welcome. A live auction will be held during the evening.



Isagenix, the World Leader in Whole Body Nutritional Cleansing and Nutritional Replenishment, will help you rid your body of harmful toxins, increase your energy level, improve your health, and help you lose weight. Please join us as we begin a 9 day nutritional cleansing and replenishment program that will start on Friday, October 21 and end on Monday, October 31st.  Guided online support and personal coaching will be avaialble to all. Make the decision that the fall of 2011 is the time that you will look and feel amazing! Please contact Terri Roman at (646)228-7131 or by email at for more information about this health changing event.


Ossining Union Free School District Health & Wellness Fair, Date:  Saturday, November 5, 2011, 10am - 1pm, Claremont School, 30 Claremont Road, Ossining, NY 10562. Fair will include PTA coat sale, Blood Pressure Screenings, Fitness Demonstrations, Flu Information, Warm Up Ossining, Masons Free Child Safety Identification Program, Dental Education, Ossining Open Door,  Whitsons Food Service, Eat Smart New York!, My Sisters Place, Literacy Zone/First Steps, and lots more!!!!



Orchid Condominiums at 73 Spring Street in Ossining:  One-bedroom condominiums $130,000, two-bedroom condominiums $160,000.  Maximum Income Limits Apply ($58,600 -$83,800, based on number of persons in household.)  Why rent when you can own your own home, for more information please call  IFCA 941-5252.  Applications are available. 



Christmas Past, Present and Yet-to-Come Brought to Life by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s Staged Reading of Dickens’ Christmas Carol I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me.  May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it. Their faithful Friend and Servant, C. D. December, 1843. A new holiday tradition was started a few years ago when the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presented a staged reading of the Fezziwig section of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in the Mansion at Boscobel.  The tradition will continue and expand in December when the actors return to the Mansion for three consecutive weekends to read of Christmas Past, Present and Yet-to-Come from the classic novella. Performances are: Friday, December 2 at 7pm; Saturday, December 3 at 6pm; Friday, December 9 at 7pm; Saturday, December 10 at 6pm; Friday, December 16 at 7pm; Saturday, December 17 at 6pm. Tickets for all performances are $75 and may be purchased at For more information visit or call 845-809-5750. "Lead on!" said Scrooge. "Lead on! The night is waning fast, and it is precious time to me, I know. Lead on, Spirit!" In the warm glow of the great entry hall of the Mansion at Boscobel, decorated for the holidays, HVSF actors Richard Ercole, Eleanor Handley, Katie Hartke and Stephan Paul Johnson, will retell the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. Under the direction of HVSF Founding Artistic Director Terrence O’Brien, the actors will take the audience along on the long night’s journey from Christmas Past to that which is Yet-to-Come in their trademark style, closer to Dickens than Disney, bringing the text to life without extra frills. The reading will be followed by a special holiday celebration feast and libations in the lower hall."It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour."



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