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Release Date: January 19, 2012

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef hosts Town Meetings in New York’s 90th Assembly District.  Come meet with her to hear an update on what is going on in Albany.  Bring your ideas and suggestions for what needs to be done to improve our state. 

Thursday, January 19th at 7:00 – 9:00

The Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining.


Saturday, January, 21st 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Desmond-Fish Library, 472 Route 403, Garrison


Saturday, January, 21st 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Field Library, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill


Thursday, January 26th 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road Montrose


Saturday, January 28th 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

The Putnam Valley Free Library, 30 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley


Saturday, January 28th 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Kent Public Library, 17 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes

There are no snow make-up dates scheduled.  If the town meeting in your municipality is cancelled due to weather, please feel free to attend another town meeting listed here.  If the weather is inclement, please call her district office at 941-1111 or the library for an update on whether the meeting will be proceeding as scheduled. 



The Village Board is seeking applicants to serve on the Historic Preservation Commission.  “All members shall have a known interest in historic preservation and architectural development within the Village of Ossining.” For additional information on this Board or to send a letter of interest contact the Assistant Village Manager, Christina Papes at 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, New York 10562, or 941-3554.



JCYS Baseball & Softball Registration:  Claremont School:  Wednesday 1/18/12 7PM-9PM,
Thursday 1/19/12 7PM-9PM, Saturday 1/21/12 11 AM-2PM
*YOU CAN DOWNLOAD, PRINT AND FILL OUT A REGISTRATION FORM FROM, PRIOR TO COMING TO CLAREMONT OR MAIL REGISTRATION AND  CHECK  TO:   Ossining JCYS, PO Box 331,  Ossining, NY 10562.  Fees include uniform, and end of the year party.  Fees are as follows:

Ages 5-6: T-Ball and 7 -8 Machine Pitch: Cost $75
Ages 9 -10:  Intermediate Baseball and Ages 11- 12 :Little League Baseball

Ages 8-10 : Jr Softball  Ages 11-15 Sr Softball: Cost $95
Ages 13-16: Senior Baseball:  Cost $115
*$5 discount after first child  QUESTIONS?  E-mail Dina Murphy at



Congratulations to Amelia Lyn Clements, Evan Daniel Olin, Emily Katherine Prentiss and Frances Corene Russell.  These four Ossining High School students were named semifinalists in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search (this was the highest number of any school in Westchester County.)   The students were among 300 chosen from a pool of 1,839 applicants nationwide. Since 2001, 42 Ossining students have been named semifinalists.  All of the students are members of Ossining’s Fundamentals of Science Research Program, which  has 80 participants in grades 10, 11 and 12. Two science research teachers, Valerie Holmes and Angelo Piccirillo, oversee the students who also work with noted scientists in universities and research labs throughout the region.

The Intel Science Talent Search, formerly known as the Westinghouse contest, is the nation’s oldest student science research competition. It is funded by the Intel Corp., a California-based computer chip company. Semifinalists win $1,000 each and a chance to compete for national scholarships, including a top prize of $100,000 while their high schools receive $1,000 matching awards. Forty finalists will be announced on January 25 and the top 10 winners will be named in mid-March.


Ossining Girl’s Youth Travel Lacrosse League for 4th, 5th and 6th Grade students is seeking players for the Season starting late March.  Games are primarily played during the week at 6:00 pm on the OHS Lower Field.  Practice is twice a week also on the OHS Lower Field.  Initial cost per player is $125 which includes the mandated membership with the US Lacrosse Organization.  Come join the fun while learning the sport of Girls Lacrosse.  For additional information or to sign up please contact either Lynn Hooley at 941-1216 or, Brian Rink at 815-8394 or or Sharon Verdejo at 762-7452 or 



Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Announces Winter 2012 Internship Openings - Interns Serve the Community and Develop Skills for the Working World  Assemblywoman Sandy Galef is now offering internship positions to high school and college students this winter. This well-established program gives interns the chance to gain hands-on working experience while serving their community in a unique way. January marks the beginning of New York’s six-month legislative session, making it an interesting and engaging time to become involved.  Interns help with the daily operations of the Assemblywoman’s district office, including such responsibilities as writing letters and emails; assisting with constituent issues; researching legislation; and writing press releases. They also have the chance to work on research projects, which affords them the opportunity to gain knowledge on a variety of subjects.  These unpaid positions allow students to gain valuable skills that can be used in college and beyond. “Interns are a huge help in the office, and it’s a good experience for them as well,” said Assemblywoman Galef. “Working here is a great opportunity to explore politics at a grassroots level. Additionally, now that the state legislature is in session, there will be an increase in research opportunities and independent projects for the interns.”  To find out more about the internship positions or to apply, please contact Dana Levenberg at (914) 941-1111 or e-mail  



The Village of Ossining is pleased to announce the consolidation of the Village Justice Court into the Town of Ossining Town Court.  This merger was undertaken in an effort to achieve greater cost efficiencies and savings.   All questions for pending Village Court matters should be addressed to the Ossining Town Court at 762-8562.



In response to the enthusiastic and dedicated support for local food in northern Westchester County, Community Markets announces its new outdoor Winter Farmers Market in Croton. The market opened on Saturday, January 7th at the Croton Harmon Train Station, Parking Lot A and will continue every Saturday 9am-1pm, rain or shine through May 19, 2012. They are working on moving indoors nearby, please sign up for their newsletter at to be the first to know.  The vendors at the 2012 Croton-on-Hudson Winter Farmers Market include: Baked by Susan, Bread Alone, Coach Farms, Gajeski Produce, Kiernan Farm, Meredith’s Bread, Newgate Farms, and Pura-Vida Fisheries.


Christian Nursery School will be hosting their Open House on Friday, January 20th from 9:15-11:30.  They are now enrolling for the 2012-2013 school year in our 2, 3, and 4 year old classes.  Come join us for a craft, snack, creative movement and music classes.  We are located at 201 Scarborough Rd., Briarcliff, N.Y.  Visit us on the web at



Invitation to “Savor the Flavor” Please come to a gala fund-raising dinner to support Project Relief.  This is an initiative through which 25 local high school students plus 14 adult volunteers will be travelling to New Orleans for the week-long February break to help survivors of Hurricane Katrina rebuild their homes and their lives.  Menu & Music for a Mission  -  Saturday, January 21, 2012  6:00 – 9:30 pm    Band Back By Popular Request:  The VooDudes - New Orleans Soul, Blues, Boogie Woogie & Honky Tonk.  Home-Cooked Cajun Cuisine, Dessert, Music, Dancing, Silent Auction & Much More!!!  Briarcliff Congregational Church Parish Hall,  Corner of Pleasantville and South State Roads in Briarcliff Manor.  All Proceeds to Benefit: 2012 NOLA Project Relief:  Out of Chaos Hope.  Tickets:  $45  Adults 21+,   $25 Students   $15 Children up to 14 Donations, raffle tickets, & Savor the Flavor event tickets online @  or call Peter Clements (646)773-7968.



Memorial Service for former Ossining Mayor Thomas G. Cambariere will be held on Saturday, January 21st at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 25 Eastern Avenue, Ossining.  All welcome to attend. “Mayor Tom” as he was affectingly know died on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at age 69 after a long illness. Tom served as Village Trustee from January 1985 thru December 1996 at which time Tom was elected Mayor of the Village of Ossining and took the Oath of Office on January 1, 1997 and served until his retirement in December 2002. Tom was the lone Democrat on the Village Board from January 1985 thru January 1989. Tom served our Community with pride with memberships in the Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, Rotary and the NAACP as well as many other organizations. Tom was instrumental in the waterfront project. He was a life member of the Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corp., Chairman of the Board of OVAC as well as being instrumental in the ALS process. Tom ran Rocky's Deli with his business partner Gregory Santone in Millwood after the retirement of his Dad, Rocky.



Upcoming Events from Saw Mill River Audubon:

THIS Saturday, January 21,?9:30am to 12:30pm?Third Saturday Bird Seed Sale?Volunteers will be staffing the seed shed at Pruyn Sanctuary and will help load your car.  See their prices and selection on line at 

THIS Sunday, January 22, 9:00 am

Graff Sanctuary Work Day?Come work alongside us at Graff Sanctuary as we work to remove invasive vines and shrubs. Bring plant loppers and/or clippers OR just come to help move cut materials. Meet at the Briggs Lane entrance. No RSVP needed. Suitable for ages 8 and up, for more information go to 



Microsoft Word Computer Classes at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library Basic and Intermediate classes on using Microsoft Word are being offered at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library.  Basic - Learn the basics of word processing including formatting, editing, printing and saving documents.  Saturday, January 21 at 10:30 am.  Intermediate - Learn additional Word features including using templates; adding headers and footers to your document; setting up tables; and e-mailing documents.  Saturday, January 21 at 1:30 pm -or- Friday, January 27 at 10:30 am.  Classes are one and a half hours and class size is limited.  Registration is required at or 941-7072.



Retirement Brunch For Westchester County Legislator William Burton A retirement brunch for Westchester County Legislator William Burton will be held on Sunday, January 22 from 10 am to Noon at the Atria, 321 North Highland Avenue (Route 9) in Ossining. Legislator Burton served the 9th Legislative District on the Westchester County Board of Legislators for six years.

The brunch is open to the public with a cost of $50 per person which includes a special gift.   Checks should be made payable to Richard Wishnie/Burton Party and mailed to Richard Wishnie, 47 Briarbrook Drive, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. For questions about the event please call 914-953-8297.



SUNY WCC SPRING TERM: 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 College.  The SPRING ballet, and basic pointe course runs from January 22nd, 2012 thru May 6, 2012 for a total of 13 wks.  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:

Course Description: Beginner/Intermediate Ballet- Explores the foundations of ballet in a fun, active environment. Students will gain a progressively larger understanding of ballet fundamentals, which when combined together creates “dance”. Class sessions will include: barre work, center floor, adagio, pirouettes, petite allegro, and grand allegro. Emphasis is placed on correct body alignment and use of terminology. Students will work on dance combinations to improve technical skill, memory, and performance.

Course Description: Beginning Pointe for adults and teens: Students will gain a progressively larger understanding of the fundamentals of pointe work. Emphasis will be placed on correct body alignment and use of terminology. Students will work on basic pointe exercises at the barre and basic combinations in the center to improve technical skill on pointe.



OHS Engineering Club First Robotics Team Fundraiser Come join us for an evening to help support Ossining High School’s FIRST ROBOTICS TEAM at The Tuscan Grille, 518 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. 10510.  Monday, January 23, 2012  6PM-8PM.  While noshing on some house specialties meet our local future leaders and learn about their project for the First Robotics Competition. The team will also be showing off some of their past projects.  $15.00 admission.  100% of the proceeds donated to the team.



Ossining Lions Club and Sleepy Hollow Lions Club Invite you to join them Wednesday, January 25, at The Tuscan Grill, 518 North State Road Briarcliff Manor.  For an informative program on senior living has changed over the past few years and what is available today presented by: Doug Thomas Atria on the Hudson.  The program will include a presentation with time for questions and answers. You are invited to arrive at 7:00 PM.   The meeting will begin promptly at 7:30 PM.  Please RSVP to: Sandy McKee 762-6500 



Social Networking For Professionals & Entrepreneurs – Program at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library Wednesday, January 25, 6:30-8:00 pm Find out how to use social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and FourSquare to promote your business, find employment opportunities and connect with customers and peers, during this big screen slide presentation and live web demonstration.  Registration is required at or 941-7072.



The Lantern Gift Shop of St. Paul's on-the-Hill will host its annual Valentine Sale on  Saturday, February 4, 2012, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  A snow date of Saturday, February 11th has been set. Last year we did have to go to our snow date, so we encourage you to call the shop at 941-4434 (shortly after 10)  to make sure we are there.  The shop will feature cards, gifts and handmades as well as one last chance on our Christmas Clearance items.  Our Fabulous Valentine Bake Sale will  take place in the Parish Hall that day, so come shop and then head to the Bake Sale and  relax with a free cup of coffee or tea.  The Lantern Gift Shop is located on the grounds of the church at 40 Ganung Drive, Ossining, New York, just east of 9A off Route 133. 



Teatown Lake Reservation is expanding the wingspan of EagleFest with the addition of two new viewing locations and the Eagle Train Car on Metro North Railroad. Joining the celebration on February 4, 2012 is the recently completed Kathryn W. Davis Riverwalk Center in Sleepy Hollow and Peekskill’s Riverfront Green Park, both ideally situated for eagle viewing.  Featured at the Riverwalk Center will be Beczak Environmental Education Center with hands-on family programming and one of Teatown’s educators, Erin Baker, with an enthralling program starring Teatown’s animal ambassadors.  For the first time, the City of Peekskill is participating in EagleFest_ at Riverfront Green Park. Conveniently located within walking distance from the train station, the Park will be jam-packed with activities including eagle viewing, ice sculpting demonstrations, and storytelling by Jonathan Kruk. Free shuttle bus service, provided by the City, will operate all day between Riverfront Green and Croton Point Park With the generous support of Wave Hill, the “Eagle Train Car” on Metro North’s Hudson Line will soar from Grand Central Terminal at 9:52am with naturalist Paul Keim onboard, lending his expertise to point out wildlife and answer questions along the scenic ride. The train will make stops at the Croton-Harmon Station where guests can take the free shuttle bus to Eagle Headquarters at Croton Point Park. It then travels on to Peekskill, where attendees can visit Riverfront Green Park. At the end of the event, visitors can relax on the free shuttle bus back to the Croton Harmon Train Station.  About EagleFest:  Held annually, EagleFest_is a celebration of the return of the bald eagle to the Hudson Valley. Taking place on Saturday, February 4, 2012 (snow date Feb. 5), the event will be headquartered at Westchester County’s Croton Point Park, with eagle viewing sites hosted by collaborating organizations all along the Hudson River. Attendees of EagleFest? can enjoy an abundance of activities from guided and independent eagle viewing to raptor shows, bus tours, storytelling, engaging children’s programs and activities, bird walks and displays from 30 local organizations. For complete schedule information, visit or call 914-762-2912 x110.



Mark your calendars…Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, now in its sixth year, is scheduled for March 18-31, 2012. Last year more than 200,000 people dined at 160 restaurants in seven counties. For more information on signing up a restaurant or becoming a sponsor, visit



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.



Do you have an event, information or picture of the Village of Ossining that you would like included in this web blast?   If so please submit to Christina Papes at the Village of Ossining at  All information must be submitted the Wednesday prior to the distributed web blast.  Submissions included in this listing are intended solely to inform of events and information of general interest to subscribers.  The Village of Ossining does not necessarily endorse or support organizations or entities whose events and / or activities are listed above.  The Village makes no representation as to the accuracy thereof, nor does it assume any liability in connection with same.  Please don't print this e-mail unless necessary.




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