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Release Date: February 09, 2012

Area residents:  Soon to open, high profile restaurant and catering/ event faculty located in beautiful Briarcliff Manor – Haymount House is currently accepting applications for all front of the house and back of the house positions.  We will offer patrons a "farm to table" style of dining in an elegant-relaxed atmosphere.  Please forward a copy of your current resume to:  Haymount House is an equal opportunity employer.



Ossining School District – Bond Information:

-Please click the attached link for the Ossining School District O-Gram regarding information related to the Bond Referendum on March 6, 2012: Capital Bond Proposal/Ogram Bond FLYER-NL_3-2012-v16_1.pdf

 -Please see the attached link regarding Important Upcoming Meetings Regarding the Bond Referendum: Letters PG Coffee Talk Flyer Regarding Bond 463.pdf

-To Register to vote on the upcoming Bond Referendum on March 6, 2012 please click on the following link: Letters PG Flyer for Voter Registration March 6th 406.pdf

-Please join our Board Trustees for our continuing Series of Informal Board Dialogue Sessions on February 15th at 7:15 p.m. in the Ossining Library Cafe.



The Village Board is seeking an individual to serve on The Waterfront Vision Committee.  Anyone wishing to apply for this committee should send a letter of interest and resume to The Village Manager’s Office, 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562, Attn:  Christina Papes or send via email to



February 2012 Calendar of Classes & Events at Josie's International School of Dance:  Many Classes - Actor’s Workshop, Argentine Tango - New Beginner Classes!, Milonga "First Friday of the Month", Wine Tasting & Tango @ Lobby's New Tasty Port Wine Shop, Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue, Reggaeton, Ballet, Belly Dancing, Capoeira, Flamenco, Hip Hop, Kindermusik – New! (Ages 1 – 7), Pilates Mat, Salsa and Zumba.  Call or go on line for days and times. Josie’s International School of Dance, 125 Main Street, Ossining  (914) 432-8502.



Greetings from the Ossining Public Library! 

-It's tax time again and the AARP Tax aide volunteers will again be available for tax preparation every Thursday beginning February 2nd through April 12th. This will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Budarz Theater. For more information call 914-941-2416 ext. 327 or 320.



Ossining Organic Community Garden At Cedar Lane Park

Only A Few Plots Available to Village & Town of Ossining residents!  Gardeners should expect an average of 4 to 5 hours of work weekly towards the maintenance & upkeep of their plot & the community garden.  

·       All gardeners will be required to sign a contract of rules & deadlines to ensure a pleasurable working environment for all.

·       Beginner gardeners are encouraged to share their plot with a friend.

·       Applicants younger than 18 years old are required to sign up with an adult who will accompany & assist them with their garden.

·       Raised garden beds are available for gardeners with limited mobility.

Costs:  $10 for single raised bed, $20 for double raised bed. A current Ossining Parks & Recreation ID card is required. ($4 ID cards for the garden only will also be available.)

Payment is due upon receipt of plot assignment.

To be considered for a plot assignment sign up at: Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562 (914) 941-3189.



Shattemuc Yacht Club hosts an Open House on Friday February 10th 7-9pm.  Register your children 10 to 16 tonight for the summer Sailing Academy.  Meet our Big Boat Buyer-Mentors and start learning about boat ownership.  Sign up as crew or skippers for the Open Water Front sailboat racing season. Come see Shattemuc and enjoy the river, the pool and the sunsets. –   Please enter under the Snowden Ave. Bridge from Westerly Road and park near the SYC Clubhouse.


Friday Night at the Movies: The Help (PG-13) will be shown at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library on Friday, February 10 at 7pm.    Come see this Oscar-nominated movie on the Library's big screen.    Light refreshments will be served.  Registration is recommended at 941-7072 or


From the Ossining Public Library Teen Services: 
Valentine’s Day Crafts
: Saturday, February 11 ~ 2:30 in the Teen Room *Limited to the first 12 arrivals.
 -Teen Advisory Board Meeting – All are welcome! Saturday, February 4 and 18 ~ 2:00 p.m. in the Teen Room
-Black History Month Celebration - Cultural Drumming with Mickey Sevilla and John Grady
~ Join us for an afternoon celebration of the spirit of drumming!  Learn, play, dance and sing.  Audience Participation.  Saturday, February 25 ~ 2:00 p.m. in the Theater
-Practice SAT Exam - Sunday, February 26 ~ 1:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room
*Registration is Required – Call 941-2416, x336 for information.
-Math Tutoring and GED Math Help - 2/6, 2/23, 2/27 ~ 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room
 -Comedy Improv - 2/6, 2/13, 2/27 ~ 3:30-4:30 in the Theater
 -Yoga - 2/6, 2/13, 2/27 ~ 7:00-8:15 p.m. in the Theater

Chess 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room

After School Movies at 3:30 p.m. in the Theater
    “The Notebook” ~ 2/10“
     “Gnomeo and Juliet” ~ 2/24
 Wii Video Games at 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Theater
2/6 and 2/20



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.



The Winter Farmers Market in Croton moves indoors! As of this Saturday, February 11, 2012 the market move from the Croton Harmon Train Station to the old Blockbuster space at the Van Wyck Shopping Center II on Maple Street. The market run s every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9am-1pm through May 19th. The new venue will be an essential winter resource for locavores from the Pleasantville/Briarcliff area to the county’s northern river towns. The vendors at the 2012 Winter Farmers Market in Croton will now include vendors: Amazing Real Live Food Company, Baked by Susan, Bobolink Dairy, Bombay Emerald Chutney, Bread Alone, Coach Farms, Cowberry Crossing, Dutch Desserts, Feather Ridge Farm, Flour City Pasta, Gajeski Produce, Kiernan Farm, Meredith’s Bread, Migliorelli Farm, Newgate Farms, Pikle Licious, Pika’s Farm Table, Pura-Vida Fisheries, Tierra Farm, and Wiltbank Farm. Be sure to stop by for your farm fresh food!

The Meet the Farmer series continues on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, from 7-9pm, with Pete Taliaferro of Taliaferro Farm. Pete will share why he decided to become an organic farmer, what it means to be organic, what are the main differences in organic growing methods, and will answer your questions. He and his family including two sons and a daughter participate in all aspects of running the farm. Besides growing vegetables and fruits they also raise chickens and produce their own eggs. Taliaferro Farm will provide fresh eggs from the farm for a cooking demonstration. The eggs will be prepared with seasonal vegetables , everyone will have a chance to taste and light refreshments will be served during the event. Fee $15/ Discounted Fee (Students and Farmers) $10.



Come to have coffee and to chat about what’s going on in Westchester.

February 11, 2012
Peekskill Coffeehouse
101 South Division Street, Peekskill
10am – 12noon

As a new county legislator representing Ossining, Briarcliff, Croton, Cortlandt and Peekskill, Catherine Borgia wants to hear from you about issues that matter to you.  That’s why she is hosting informal conversations with your neighbors (with coffee, of course) in February 11 from 10am-12noon at the Peekskill Coffeehouse.  In every public service role in which she has served – as town supervisor in Ossining, as chief of staff to Assemblywoman Galef, as a member of the Ossining village board, or as a community volunteer - the greatest accomplishments have always come through  collaboration. Working together, we can find solutions, create opportunities, and build stronger communities.  Legislator Borgia encourages you to share your thoughts, your concerns, and your ideas with her at any time.  As the legislator representing your community, it is her job to make sure your voice is heard at the county level.  Please feel free to contact the legislator at: 914-995-2812 (office), 914-262-8873 (cell) or


Teatown Lake Reservation February 2012 Events

-Saturday, February 11, 1:00pm–2:00 pm                            Family Snowshoeing

Learn the basics of snowshoeing and join us for a refreshing walk in the woods close to the nature center. Please note this program is for families with children ages 7 and over. Free for members; $5pp for nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation.

-Sunday, February 12, 1:00pm–2:00pm         Animal Adventures – Animals Underground

Meet a few of Teatown’s animal ambassadors and find out who’s making a home underground. Please note this program is for families with children ages 4 and over. Free for members; $5 per child for nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation.



The Ossining Library Foundation Presents a Jazzy Saturday Afternoon Concert With Ted Daniel  and His Internation Brass & Membrane Corps.  On Sunday, February 12, the Ossining Library Foundation will present Ted Daniel and his International Brass & Membrane Corps. at 3pm in the Library’s Budarz Theater. An audience favorite, the Ossining resident and jazz talent returns to the Library with his band in celebration of Black History Month. Reservations are not required for this free concert. Doors open at 2:30 and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Ossining Public Library is located at 53 Croton Avenue in Ossining. For information, call (914) 941-2416 x327 or visit

            Trumpeter Ted Daniel grew up in Ossining, frequently collaborating with legendary guitarist Sonny Sharrock before studying music theory and composition at City College of New York. Daniel performed with a number of ensembles and jazz musicians including Brute Force, Archie Shepp, Dewey Redman, Andrew Cyrille, Sam Rivers, Billy Bang and Henry Threadgill, taught workshops and master classes throughout the United States as well as in Japan and Spain, and received a compositional grant from the National Endowment for the Arts before forming the International Brass and Membrane Corps. Daniel describes the IBMC trio as a “flexible and expandable creative music performance group,” utilizing brass instruments and a variety of percussion.



Come Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Karma Lounge Martini Bar and Grille!  Featuring a special three course prix-fixe Dinner for two for $75.00!

First Course Choice

Classic Caesar Salad or Organic Mix Green Salad

Tomato and Mozzarella Caprese-marinated fresh mozzarella and tomato pieces toss with arugula, confit sweet garlic, and fresh basil and lemon zest toss with an infused extra virgin olive oil

Truffle Saffron Risotto - with wild mushrooms and Fava beans and shave Asigo cheese

Second Course Choice

Mushroom Ravioli - In a sage brown butter and black truffle sauce

Chicken Cipollini - Pan roasted herb wood smoked chicken, served on a roasted Cipollini onion and root vegetable stew

Atlantic Salmon-Pan seared Salmon, sundried tomato cous cous, braised Swiss Chard and a Citrus and Chili topping

Petite Filet- Grill herb marinated Petite Filet sliced and served with pan roasted fingerling potatoes and pan braised Broccoli Rabe


Mascarpone Cheese Cake and Chocolate Sensation (chocolate gnash cake)

Serve with a bottle of Rosa Regale Brachetto D’Acqui

Three course Prix-Fixe Dinner for Two 75.00


Please call and make your reservation for that special one in your life

Karma Lounge, 175 Main Street Ossining, New York 10562   Phone (914)488-5999.



Ossining Board of Education Informal Dialogue:  Please join your School Board Trustees for their continuing informal dialogue sessions:

Wednesday, February 15th - Ossining Library Cafe

7:15pm - 8:30 pm



Ossining Lions Club Invites you to join them Wednesday, 2/22, at The Tuscan Grill, 518 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor for an informative program presented by: Raymond Sanchez, Deputy Superintendent of OHS.  Mr. Sanchez will be discussing the pending bond referendum. This is an important subject that has an impact on all residents. Please feel free to invite anyone you feel would be interested.   You are invited to arrive at 7:00 PM  The meeting will begin promptly at 7:30 PM and will include dinner.  Dinner cost is $22.00 and there will be a cash bar.  Please RSVP to: Sandy McKee 762-6500,



Ossining Arts Council Eyes Spring in Small Works Show at Briarcliff Library

The Briarcliff Manor Public Library will host an exhibit of small works by members of the Ossining Arts Council (OAC) during the month of March.  The show, “The Eyes of March: Visions of Spring,” will include paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture.

“We’re delighted to have this opportunity to show our work in the beautiful space provided by the Briarcliff Manor Library,” said OAC President Mark Sarazen.  The exhibit will open on March 1 and continue through March 30.  There will be an opening reception on Saturday March 3, from 3 to 6 p.m.  All are welcome to view the art, enjoy refreshments and meet the artists.  Due to space limitations, the artworks will be no larger than 11x14” and will be hung on a “first-come, first-served” basis.  Drop-off is Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library, 1 Library Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY.  For additional information on fees for the show and membership in the Ossining Arts Council, please visit or call Mark Sarazen at 914-945-0101. 

The Energize Ossining Community Launch, March 8th at 7:00pm WE NEED YOUR HELP!  The Energize Ossining Community Launch will be held Thursday, March 8th at 7:00pm in the multipurpose room at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center.  To promote community buy-in, aid in traction and ensure success, we are asking everyone who is part of the larger Energize Ossining support network to attend this meeting.  Your questions and enthusiastic support can be helpful in building a productive conversation—and please bring a friend! 



Congregation Sons of Israel Nursery School & Camp Open House:  Sunday, March 4, 2012

3:00 pm- 5:00 pm.  Parents and children are welcome to come experience all the school has to offer.  Visit classrooms, play games, do arts and crafts.  Meet the Director and Teachers.  Learn about our Summer Camp and special programs.  Come join us at 1666 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff, NY 10510. (914)762-6396, email or visit the website at



Collegium Westchester's chorus and orchestra will present a concert on Saturday March 10, 2012, at 8 pm, at the First Presbyterian Church of Ossining (34 South Highland Avenue, on Route 9 opposite Ossining High School). The program consists of Bach's Motet BWV 118, Stravinsky's Symphonies of Wind Instruments, Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, and Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27. Suzanne Rossini is the soprano soloist, and Eric Kramer is piano soloist and conductor. Admission is free. For more information, call 914-282-8611 or visit

This event is made possible in part by the Arts Alive program of ArtsWestchester, with funding from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts.

We invite you to share this announcement with others who might be interested.  A downloadable flyer is available at


Taconic Opera Seeking Choral Singers for Rossini’s Beloved Petite Messe Solennelle

Finishing off its 2011-2012 season and continuing its tradition of presenting an annual choral masterwork by an opera composer, Taconic Opera will be offering two performances of Petite Messe Solenelle by Gioacchino Rossini, the composer of The Barber of Seville, Cinderella (La Cenerentola), and many others. Since this work is a favorite among choral singers, the company is extending an invitation to them to collaborate in this concert program featuring the Taconic Opera chorus, and professional lead singers and orchestra. The concert will be conducted under the baton of Dan Montez, General Director of the Taconic Opera.

Completed in Rossini’s later years and one of very few works he offered to the public during those years, he describes with characteristic wit why he chose to write a sacred mass: "Good God—behold completed this poor little Mass. You know well, I was born for comic opera. Little science, a little heart, that is all. So may you be blessed, and grant me Paradise!” The Emperor Napolean found the mass to be neither little (Petite), solemn (Solennelle) or even liturgical. Audiences find this controversial but exciting work fascinating, unique, and a true pleasure for the ear and the heart to experience.

            Performances are at the Ossining United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 3:00pm. Chorus rehearsals will take place on 801 Kitchewan Road (Route 34) and will begin around March 28 and will continue on Saturdays from 3-5pm and Wednesdays from 7-9pm until the concert dates. Choral singers wishing to learn the piece for the first time or eager wipe the dust of their old score are encouraged to join. There are no membership fees, but singers must supply their own music. A short, painless, friendly audition is required and will be done by appointment at a convenient time for the auditioner. For further questions, concerns or to schedule an audition, contact Mary Corda: or (914) 649-1826.



"SAVE THE DATE" for the 32nd Annual Ossining Village Fair, Saturday, June 9th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on Main Street – Ossining.  Rain date - Sunday, June 10th.



Volunteers needed to help seniors -- Community Helping Hands of Ossining and Briarcliff will launch its service program in early May and is now recruiting volunteers to assist seniors who want to remain at home as they age.  Service offerings include:  friendly visitors; friendly phone calls; assistance running errands and getting to local medical appointments; etc.  Orientation and training will be provided. We also welcome volunteers who want to work on  administrative tasks now needed at Community Helping Hands. Whether you have an hour to spare or can devote more time, we have an opportunity for you! For more information call 914-346-7773 or email them at: 



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.



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