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OSSINING NEWS 9-14-2007
Release Date: September 14, 2007




2007 Ferry-Go-Round – Sunday, September 16th 11am to 6pm
The fourth "Hudson Ferry-Go-Round" returns to the region linking towns along the Hudson River with continuous ferries. NY Waterway ferries travel between Peekskill, Haverstraw, Ossining and Tarrytown. The public can board on a first-come, first-served basis, approximately every 40 to 60 minutes. FREE transportation will connect Ferry landings with events in the participating communities. Ferry-Go-Round All-Day Passes are: $10 adults, $5 seniors and free for kids 17 and under with a ticketed adult. For additional information visit the website at www.ferrygoround.com 

Call for Artists
: The Ossining’s Treasures an Arts Festival is scheduled for Sunday, September 16. Display space for artists is available at a minimum charge and food vendors are welcome. Contact the Ossining Recreation and Parks Department at 941-3189 to register for a space. Forms are available online at www.villageofossining.org. for additional information please call Catherine Borgia at 262-8873.
 
Soccer on Parade Saturday, September 15 The American Youth Soccer Organization will celebrate 30 years of youth soccer in Ossining, one of the oldest such programs in the Northeast--with a parade, celebrity guests, and, of course, soccer. Hundreds of current Ossining A.Y.S.O. players, aged four to 16, will gather behind the Anne M. Dorner Middle School at 11:30 am. At noon, they'll parade with their teams onto and around the A.M.D. track. Regional Commissioner Philip Ishmael and special guest Clive Toye--the guy who signed Pele to the New York Cosmos many years ago (and, now, grandfather of a young Ossining player) will speak. There will then be several exhibition games between some of the younger teams. For more details, contact Bob Squirrell at 914-762-1460.
 
The Ossining High School class of 1952 in conjunction with the Ossining Public Library has invited Douglas Parker, a 1952 alum to speak at the library on Saturday, September 15th @ 2:00 p.m. about his biography on Ogden Nash titled: "Ogden Nash: The Life and Work of America's Laureate of Light Verse." Doug's talk will describe his experience in writing the book, published in 2005, recount some of the highlights of Nash's life including stints as a Hollywood screenwriter, lyricist on and off Broadway and performer on radio and TV, and he will read excerpts from some of Nash's most provocative and entertaining verse. The talk will take place in the theater on the lower level.

Middle Class STAR Rebate:
Taxpayers already receiving the "Basic STAR" exemption may be eligible for the new "Middle Class STAR" rebate. Westchester homeowners can receive rebates of up to $1200.97 if qualified. Applications must be submitted to the NYS Dept of Taxation and Finance. Enhanced STAR (qualifying senior citizens) will automatically receive a check from Department of Taxation and Finance by September 5th, 2007. Basic STAR recipients will receive an application by mail by September 17th.
Apply for your rebate online through the NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance.
Click here for more information from the NYS Office of Real Property Services (ORPS).

Sunday, September 23rd, 5 pm - 8 pm "An Evening in the Rhineland" to Benefit the Ossining Food Pantry
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, music, and wine while strolling in the gardens of Hohensichtlicht. Join the Ossining Food Pantry to honor those whose contributions have helped us provide groceries for our less fortunate neighbors. Graciously hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Payne in the beautiful gardens of their home in Briarcliff Manor. Park at the Scarborough Presbyterian Church (corner of Route 9 and Scarborough Road) and shuttle buses will bring you to the party. Donation is $25 per person.  Please contact Karin Chaudhari at 914-373-1048 with any questions.
 
Maryknoll Film Festival Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m A new international film festival, sponsored by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, will open on Friday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m., at the Maryknoll Society Center in Ossining. The series of nine monthly offerings entitled, Life through Death: God’s Self-sacrificing Love Revealed in Relationships, will open with “Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles”, China/Japan 2005, from director Zhang Yimou. Each film will be introduced by a Maryknoll missioner who will facilitate a brief discussion following the screening. All are welcome. Admission is free. Films will be shown in the Maryknoll Society Center Building, 55 Ryder Road, Ossining. Maryknoll, the U.S.-based Catholic missionary movement, includes the Maryknoll Society (Fathers and Brothers), the Maryknoll Congregation (Sisters), the Maryknoll Lay Missioners, and the Maryknoll Affiliates. Maryknollers have been representing U.S. Catholics in overseas mission since 1911 and currently serve in 39 countries worldwide. For additional information call 914-941-7590 or visit their website at www.maryknoll.org.
 
Upcoming Events at The Ossining Public Library… 
"A Time to get Together A Time to Celebrate" Meet Beth Bermel, new library director and celebrate the completion of the new library. Sunday, Sept. 23 from 3-5 p.m. in the theater.  Reception and music by the Modal Blue Ensemble. RSVP 941-2416 extension 326.
A New series of Book Discussions to begin in September, moderators: Vincent Munch, Patty Chapman and John Hawkins, books available in the Cheever Room. For additional information call 941-2416, extension 326. 
Thrice upon a Mattress: three short comedies by award winning Westchester playwright, Albi Gorn  presented by the library, admission free, This M&M theater production featuring Eric & Jeanne Goche, Laura Kramer, Anne Rodgers Pearl and Jim Smith will be on the library stage Thursday, Sept. 27th at 7:30 p.m.
 
You’re Invited to Celebrate Grand Opening of New Building at Phelps Saturday, September 29, 2007 from 1-4 pm, the public is invited to celebrate the official opening of the new 100,000 square-foot Medical Services Building at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow.   Speeches and a ribbon cutting ceremony begin at 1:30 pm, followed by tours of the $10 million building in which several of the hospital’s busiest services will be located. Of special interest are the Frank and Lisina Hoch Center for Emergency Education, which will better train EMT’s, and the Outpatient Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department with its new aquatherapy pool.   The opening event includes fire engines and ambulances that young visitors can explore, plus light refreshments for all. Residents of the entire area served by Phelps, as well as emergency medical personnel from the surrounding region are encouraged to come see how Phelps is growing to better serve the community. A further cause for celebration is the opening of a new 750-space parking garage where patients and visitors can park for free! For more information, go to www.phelpshospital.org.                      
 
Open Door Benefit Golf Outing at Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor is scheduled for Monday, October 1st. For more information on this event please contact Cristina Sanjuas-Dopazo, Development Coordinator at 914-502-1414 or check the website at www.opendoormedical.org
 
Come join the fun! The Christopher Columbus Lodge #692, a not-for-profit organization in Ossining is hosting the 5th Annual Columbus Day Festival in celebration of Italian Heritage and Culture Month.  The festival will be held at Veterans Park, Narragansett Avenue on Friday, October 5th from 5pm – 11pm, Saturday, October 6th from 4pm– 11pm, and Sunday, October 7th from 2pm – 10 pm. There will be food, raffles, rides, games and free live entertainment. The Columbus Lodge is a philanthropic organization which contributes to three OHS awards since 1991 (Italian Language Award, Top Female Athlete and Top Male Athlete) and many other organizations and charities including the Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Fire Department, Police Benevolent Assoc., Alzheimer Assoc., Arthritis Foundation, Coaches vs. Cancer, Cooley's Anemia and Gift of Sight. For additional information contact Guido Iamiceli 490-0343, Mike Fortini 403-5244 or Frank Picucci 941-6730. 
 
More Events at the OPL…
The Camille Antoinette Budarz Performance Space at the Ossining Public Library will be dedicated Sunday, October 7th at 3 p.m. a special concert by pianist, Michael Boriskin, artistic director of the Copland House will follow the dedication. Admission is free.
The Annual Ossining Public Library Fall Book Sale is scheduled for Friday, October 12 from 10-5, Saturday, October 13 from 10 - 5, Sunday, Oct. 14 from 12-5 and Monday, October 15 from 10a.m - 8 p.m.
Special program: "Hudson Valley Ruins" will be presented at the library by the Ossining Historical Society Museum and OPL on Wednesday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker: Rob Yasinsac, co-author of the book: Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape." Mr. Yasinsac is on the staff of Historic Hudson Valley. Admission is free.
 
The Ossining Farmers Market is open The market runs each Saturday through December 15th from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Located at Market Square corner of Main and Spring St. Come to the market to buy farm fresh foods from the Hudson Valley. Shop for vegetables, fruit, organic produce, pasture raised meats, and specialty foods.  The market is sponsored by the Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce. For further information go to  www.communitymarkets.biz.
 
View Village Board Meetings and Work Sessions on Website
 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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