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Release Date: July 11, 2008

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Volunteers Needed to serve on the Village of Ossining Landlord-Tenant Relations Council
The Village of Ossining is currently seeking a resident to serve as a Tenant Representative and also a resident to serve as an Impartial Member of the Council. The Council’s powers and duties include: conducting research into community housing problems, formulating programs to improve landlord-tenant relations, accumulating statistical information on available housing accommodations, counseling the Board of Trustees on landlord-tenant problems and disputes and recommend programs for the solution of same, and resolving problems and disputes between landlords and tenants through mediation and discussion at meetings of the Council. If serving on this Council interests you, please send a letters of interest and a resume to Linda G. Cooper, Village Manager, Village of Ossining, 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining or send via email to Letters and resumes must be received byJuly 18, 2008.
The Village is also seeking volunteers to serve on the Civilian Police Complaint Review Board. Applicants must be Village residents and must meet several qualifications. Meetings are held monthly and there is mandatory training for members of this Board. If you are interested in serving on this Board and for additional information please contact the Village Manager’s Office at 941-3554. 
Block Party 2008!  Calvary Baptist - Your Community Church will be hosting their annual Block Party on July 12th, from Noon - 5:00pm.  FREE food, drinks and BBQ, Live Music, face - painting, games and activities for children!  Hope to see you there - you'll be glad you came!
Westies Unite Storms Ossining Dog Park Westies Unite is holding a National Meet and Greet at the Ossining Dog Park on Sunday, July 13, 2008. The event is scheduled with the dogs starting to arrive at the dog park around 9:30am, and will probably finish up around 3:30 after the Silent Auction is finished.  Sunday’s events will include games and costume contests for its members as well as an auction benefiting a Westie rescue organization. Westies Unite, formed in January 2006, is an online group of over 1000 West Highland White Terriers and their owners. Westies Unite’s members also give back to the nation’s community of Westies. Every year Westies Unite makes a donation to Westie Rescue through an auction held at its national meet and greet. Westies Unite has chosen Westie Rescue of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. as the beneficiary of its auction at the Ossining Dog Park.   Westie Recue of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. helps some 150 Westies per year, including Westies in New York. You can find out more about this organization at Westies Unite can be found on
Godspell, one of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time, is being performed by Yorktown Stage. Godspell, based on the Gospel According to Saint Matthew is a modern day retelling of the New Testament parables through music and energetic choreography. Godspell is a joyous celebration of music, mime, comedy and slapstick. The performers utilize clowning, charades, acrobatics, and vaudeville to tell the story. The score calls on all modern musical influences, including Rock, Gospel and Ragtime. Performances Saturday afternoon, July 12 at 2:00 p.m., Saturday evenings, July 12th and 19th at 8:00 p.m., Sunday afternoons, July 13th and 20th 2:00 p.m. and Friday evening, July 18th 8:00 p.m. For more information call 914-962-0606 or go to
Josie’s International School of Dance Summer 2008 Classes Beginning Monday, July 14th with open enrollment call 914-432-8502. Intermediate Belly Dancing with Nahara, Mondays at 7:00p.m., Beginner Belly Dancing, Mondays at 8:00p.m. Learn this captivating dance from the East, enrich your cultural knowledge and have fun while getting in shape! Zils and coin belts available for purchase. For information go to Josie’s International School of Dance, 125 Main Street, Ossining 432-8502.
Interested in becoming your own boss, want to start your own business or expand an existing business? Loxley Brown, the Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc. and the Ossining Community Action Program is sponsoring a Workshop for Minority Owned Businesses featuring keynote speaker Tracy Mitchell, Director of African American Affairs, County Executive Spano’s Office. The Workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 22nd at 6:00 p.m. at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining. For more information contact Charlie Knight or Doris Goodson at 923-6380 or Refreshments will be served.
Mark Your Calendar for Saturday, September 13th when the Ossining Art & Architecture on Main Festival in conjunction with Ferry-Go-Round will take place. Art & Architecture on Main will be held in downtown Ossining on Main Street and will feature Artists’ works and notable architectural design which can be found throughout our community. For more information on the festival contact the Ossining Recreation and Parks Department at 941-3189 or call Trustee Catherine Borgia at 262-8873. For additional information on Ferry-Go-Round go to
Artists interested in display space or food vendors wishing to participate should call the Recreation Dept. at 941-3189 or Trustee Borgia at 262-8873. Forms are available online at
Shopping in Ossining? The Spring Street Exchange is now open! Located on the corner of Spring Street and Broad Avenue in Ossining, the shop offers new and recycled clothing and household items at very reasonable prices. Hours of operation are Tuesday 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesday 11 a.m. -3 p.m. and Thursday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring a friend and find a bargain. Sponsored by IFCA ( If you are interested in donating, please call 914-941-5252.
July’s Energy Saving Ideas – Stay Cool
-Keep your shades down and the drapes drawn during the hottest time of the day and open at night. Change or clean your air conditioner according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
 -When possible, shut off the air conditioner and open the windows at night or install an Energy Star ceiling fan
-Be sure your outside air conditioning condenser is shaded from the sun.
-When purchasing a room air conditioner, buy the correct size. Retailers can help you with sizing. Always purchase an energy stare model.
Ever dreamed of romance and adventure on the Hudson? Your wishes could come true if you join the Tarrytown Warner Library Fundraising Cruise, Saturday, July 12th from 7 to 10 p.m. The boat departs from the Striped Bass Restaurant Dock in Tarrytown. It’s $150 per person, which includes dinner, full bar, dancing and argentine tango lessons. Call 914 862-1754 for tickets and more information.
Please Note Ossining Public Library Summer Hours
Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and closed on Sundays till after Labor Day.
Ossining Public Library Events…
-"55 Safe Driving Course" will be offered on July 23rd and 24th from 9 a.m.- 1:15 p.m. Neville Horne, instructor. Hurry to the library to pick up an application and mail it with your check to Neville Horne. Checks made out to AARP. Cost for the course is $10. Must attend both days to get certification.
-On July 24th Dr. Steve Goodstein will present a program to discuss "Natural Solutions to Sleep Disorders". He will cover natural means of improving and even correcting all common types of sleep disturbances. Insomnia, fatigue, sleep apnea, back pain upon arising, sleep positions, types of pillows and mattresses are just a few of the topics that will be covered. Dr. Goodstein is a member of the Foundation for Wellness Professionals. Registration is suggested; please call 941-2416 X 326. The program will be held in the Conference Room at 7:30 p.m.
-A Summer Evening Movie series titled "Forbidden Hollywood" will be at the library in July and August. The series will show films made before production codes limited what could and could not be shown. The series begins on Wednesday, July 9th with "Baby Face" starring Barbara Stanwyck and John Wayne to be followed on July 30th with "Waterloo Bridge" with Bette Davis. On August 6th a Double Feature: "Three on a Match" with Bette Davis and Joan Blondell and "Female" with Ruth Chatterton. The final film in the series will be on August 13th "Red Headed Woman" with Jean Harlow and Charles Boyer. Films will be shown in the theater beginning at 7 p.m. Admission free.
-Teen activities at the library this summer include Beginner Yoga, chess, comedy improv, games, movies and outdoor art, in addition to PSAT.SAT practice sessions. For further information contact Teen Services at 941-2416 X 336  
The 18th year of the Ossining Farmers Market has opened for the season and will remain open on Saturdaysfrom 8:30 am-2pm rain or shine. Sponsored by the Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce. Located at Market Square corner of Main and Spring St. Please note the market willrun through December 20th. Shop for vegetables, fruit, organic produce, pasture raised meats, and specialty foods. Info at
Popular Speaker and Writer on Spirituality, Joyce Rupp, to present Lecture at Maryknoll Joyce Rupp will speak on the topic of Spiritual Transformation: Growing Deeper, Stronger, Freer and More Loving, on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 7:00 p.m., at the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Center in Ossining, as part of the Maryknoll Speakers Series. In her exploration of spiritual transformation, Rupp will share the seeds of her own spiritual endeavor, weaving poetry and story through her insights as she reflects on the mystery and discovery of one’s authentic self. She will affirm, challenge, inspire and encourage the audience on their own path of spiritual growth. Joyce Rupp, a member of the Servites (Servants of Mary) community, is well-known for her work as a writer and conference speaker, and has led retreats throughout North America and around the world. She has written numerous books, several with Maryknoll’s publishing arm, Orbis Books: The Cosmic Dance, Walk in a Relaxed Manner: Life Lessons from the Camino, and most recently, Prayer. The Maryknoll Speakers Series offers timely and stimulating talks and discussions on matters of faith and social concern. These events are held at the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Center, 55 Ryder Road, Ossining. All are welcome. Admission is free. To register call 914-941-7636 ext. 2558 or email For directions call 941-7636 ext. 2294. Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, the U.S.-based Catholic foreign mission society, has been representingU.S. Catholics in overseas mission since 1911. They currently serve in 29 countries worldwide, promoting human rights and social justice for those in need. For more information consult the World Wide Web at
Save the Date! Saturday, Sept. 6 is the sixth annual Ossining MATTERS 5K Run/2 Mile WalkRaise funds for the Ossining MATTERS Education Foundation, to benefit Ossining’s public schools. Enter the timed 5K Trail Run, or walk the trail at your own pace, along the historic Old Croton Aqueduct. Pre-register now online at! Check-in and register at the Ossining Community Center 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Run begins at 9 a.m. All ages. For more information and to register online, visit You can also call Kathleen at 914-510-9320.Don’t miss this fun community event!
The Ossining Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting the 102nd Annual Westchester County Volunteer Firemen's Association Convention parade this year. The parade will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 4:00pm (with line up beginning at 2:30pm).  We look forward to over 30 departments participating in this year's event. 
Save the Date…The 20th Annual Ossining Food Pantry Celebration will be held on Sunday, September 21 from 5 – 8 pm in the ballroom and gardens of Beechwood, the historic Vanderlip estate in Scarborough, NY, hosted by Mr. and Mrs. James Simmons. If you can give some time to help make the 20th Celebration a big success, please contact Karin Chaudauri, 2008’s Celebration Chair, at 914-373-1048 to volunteer. All are welcome. We hope to see you there!
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a noncompetitive walk supporting the American Cancer Society's mission to fight cancer on four fronts: research, education, advocacy, and patient services.  The walk will take place on Sunday, October 19, 2008 at the Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.  Registration is from 8-10.  The event starts at 9:30-10:30.   Individuals that have an interest in or are involved in the issue of breast cancer are invited to our Kickoff Breakfast, on Friday, August 8, 2008 at the Hilton Rye Town at 699 Westchester Avenue, Rye Brook, NY 10573.  It's from 7:30-9am.  An RSVP will be needed by July 25.  You can click on the link below for more information.  If you know someone that is interested, please contact Kedesha Henry at the American Cancer Society, 914 397-8857. If anyone is interested in chairing Ossining’s participation they are looking for someone to be a point person here in the Village.
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