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OSSINING NEWS 12-07-2007
Release Date: December 07, 2007

Metro North will begin major train station refurbishment projects at the Ossining and Scarborough stations in January 2008.  In Ossining, the $20 million project will include new canopies, construction of new enclosed staircases, addition of 4 ADA compliant elevators, new shelters, platforms and cosmetic improvements, including artwork from the Arts in Transit project.  The project is slated to have major construction completed over the course of 30 months, with no interruption in service.  You may have seen some of the station improvements that have already been completed in communities “down the line” from our station.  The improvement plans take into consideration the historic character of our station and will improve and enhance the structure.  More information about the process will be available at Village Hall, at the Ossining train station, and through ongoing Metro North communication.


Affordable Apartments for Rent The Village of Ossining and J & J Main Street LLC are pleased to announce that IFCA is accepting applications for two new apartments in Ossining, in accordance with the Affordable Housing Policy of the Village of Ossining.  One-bedroom, one-bath, 950 sq. ft. rent $1,042 plus utilities.  To qualify, your annual gross income must be at least $35,479 and cannot exceed $47,305 for one person; or $54,035 combined for two-person occupancy.  Applications will be ranked on a point system.  Preference given to Ossining Village residents, Municipal and School district employees, and Fire Department and Ambulance Corp. volunteers.   Equal Housing Opportunity.  For Applications:  IFCA, 138 Spring Street, Ossining 914-941-5252.  Information Session:  Thursday, December 13, 7:30 p.m. at the J.G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining.


Looking For a Few Good Books  The Ossining Teachers Association has organized a Book and DVD drive for late November and December to collect new and gently used books appropriate for children from birth through 16 years for the United Through Reading Program.  Once collected, all donations will be made available to military bases throughout the world. Participating moms and dads can record themselves reading the books, and have the recording, and sometimes the book itself, shipped to their little ones at home for repeated viewing.  Donations of mini- DVD’s and padded mailers are also being requested. The program is available to any deployed military service member; the results of the OTA drive will support the soldiers deployed out of Fort Drum, in Watertown, NY.  Those interested in helping can drop off books, DVD’s, and/or padded mailers to the following: Mary Hillman and Rosemarie Masci at Roosevelt School;  Stephanie LeVeille at Park Early Childhood Center, Celeste Theis at Brookside School, Rafael Mora at Claremont School, Janelle Mondanaro at Anne M. Dorner Middle School, or  Susan Cable at Ossining High School.  To get information, or if your organization would like to help, please call Marybeth Griffin,  914-762-5740, extension 315.


We welcome Anthony’s Sports Grill, 175 Main Street.  Ossining’s newest addition to its restaurant/tavern establishments.  Anthony’s has TVs at each table that you control so you can watch the sport of your choice, a kid friendly menu and kids eat free on Wednesdays.  They also have a great menu for adults with a wide variety of appetizer choices and salads.  There is also a pool table, darts, shuffle board, bowling and other electronic games to help you have a great day or night out.  Late night kitchen hours till 11:00 p.m. Sunday thru Wednesday and till 2:00 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Come in and join them for a new experience in our village.


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 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.       


First Friday Milonga (Argentine Tango Dance Party).  December 7 at 8 p.m.  All levels welcome.  Admission $15.  Includes beginner and intermediate lesson followed by an evening of tango dancing.  Refreshments, light fare, DJ and plenty of atmosphere.  Sponsored by Josie's International School of Dance, 125 Main Street, Top Floor.  Call 432-8502.  Reservations welcomed.  See you on the dance floor!


Christmas Concert at Maryknoll, Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, 8 p.m.  The Maryknoll choir, composed of Fathers, Brothers, Sisters, lay missioners, affiliates and employees, will usher in the Christmas season with their annual Christmas at Maryknoll concert, Friday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m., at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Chapel, Maryknoll Society Center, 55 Ryder Road, Ossining.  In addition to the prepared program, the more than 40 choir members and musicians will invite the audience to join them in singing traditional hymns and songs of the Christmas season under the direction of Lucille Naughton, music coordinator at Maryknoll.  All are welcome.  Admission is free.  For additional information call 914-941-7590.  For more information on Maryknoll, consult the World Wide Web at   


Old Mill Singers Christmas Show is scheduled for December 7th and 8th from 8 PM to 10 PM at the Ossining High School Auditorium.  Tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors & children.  Come and enjoy a wonderful evening listening to great Christmas songs by the adult choir and enjoy our children’s choir sing your favorite Christmas songs as well.  Refreshments will be served during intermission.  For additional information Contact John Massey at 914-330-7413 or Michael Mimnaugh at 914-762-744 or email them at

Westchester Oratorio Society Presents “A Westchester Oratorio Society Holiday Concert” and the debut of new music director, Benjamin Niemczyk

Sunday, December 9th, 4:00 p.m., Scarborough Presbyterian Church, Rt. 9 & Scarborough Rd.  Featuring an ecumenical program with works by Saint-Saens, Bruckner, Faure, and contemporary composers Jonathan David, James Bassi and Doug Brandt.  General admission $20, preferred seating $40.  For further information, write or call 914-763-9389.


OPL Events…

-Great Music returns to the library on Sunday, December 9th at 3:00 p.m. The classical guitar duo of LaVitaWilliams will perform works by de Falla, Albeniz, Piazzolla, Ginastera. Join us as we welcome these rising stars of the New York classical guitar scene. Concert is admission free and will be in the theater.

-Friday, December 14th the library will host its Friday Forum featuring Holiday Words & Music with special guest singer/pianist, Carolyn Black. Come to the library for holiday cheer and good fellowship. Take a break from the hectic holiday schedule. Bring a brown bag lunch, dessert and beverage will be provided. Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Forum to take place in the theater.

-Local artist and long time resident Edward Malsberg exhibit, a family affair, includes works by his son and grandson will be on view until December 21.


One Big Holiday Party!  You are cordially invited to join The Alliance for Downtown Ossining, The Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce, The Ossining Rotary, The Ossining Lions, The Ossining Area Bar Association and everyone else in Ossining for an  annual holiday party at Travelers Rest, Route 100, Ossining 941-7744 on Wednesday December 12th cocktail hour from 6:30 – 7:30 followed by dinner at 7:30.   The cost is $45 per person R.S.V.P. by December 9th ($50 at the door).  Send Checks to John Bell, 47 Lee Avenue, Ossining.  For additional information contact Maureen Redmond, Judicial Title at 381-6700 x 362.


"Simeon and The Soldier" - A Free Theatrical Performance with live music.
Calvary Baptist Church of Ossining presents, A Christmas Spectacular.  Please join us on Sunday, December 16th at 6:00pm.  All are welcome to attend and enjoy a night of drama, narrative rhyme and varying styles and forms of live music, and more!!  Entrance is free, as well as dinner which will be served after the performance.  Address: 4 St. Paul's Place, Ossining, New York (behind the Post Office).  If you have any questions or would like more information, please visit us at


Phelps Memorial Hospital Center Healthy Life Program Series Continues In  December The public is invited to attend programs on a broad range of health-related subjects, such as caregiving, defensive driving, and relaxation, which are relevant to many people. The Phelps Healthy Life Calendar for November and December follows:

·        Monday, December 17, 7 to 9 p.m.: Mental Imagery Methods for Relaxation and Holistic Healing. This program explores how mental imagery can affect the body, mind, and spirit. Registrants will learn how meditative relaxation can help them experience holistic healing. Presented by Loyola Amalraj, PhD, author and educator. This program will be held at Club Fit in Briacliff Manor. Call 914-366-3220 to register.

Phelps Memorial Hospital Center is a 235-bed community hospital with 450 medical staff, representing 34 clinical specialties. Phelps is the exclusive Westchester satellite for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, a clinical affiliate of Mount Sinai Hospital, and a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System.  


OHS Class of 1958 will hold it's 50th Reunion the weekend of October 17, 18 and 19, 2008.  The reunion dinner will be held Saturday, October 18, 2008, at the Traveler's Rest, Rt. 100, Ossining, www.TheTravelersRest, beginning at 6 pm.  The committee, headed by Charlie DiGiacomo, would like to contact all class members to RSVP and also to invite them to offer ideas and suggestions to make this a memorable event. Please contact Charlie at or Terry at of by phone @ 412-373-1519.


The Ossining Farmers Market is still 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 Please note: Shoppers should not park behind the Chase Bank next to the market. It is a private lot and you will be booted and fined.


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