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Release Date: July 25, 2008

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31st Annual St. Augustine’s Italian Festival continues until Sunday, July 27 on the church’s school grounds, 381 North Highland Avenue, Ossining.  The festival will be open each day from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.  Join them for games, rides, food, casino and Sunday fireworks. 


Teatown Lake Reservation - Habitat Safari:  Meadow Meander will be held on Sunday, July 27th from 1 – 2:30 p.m.  For all ages.  Join a naturalist and explore the wild side of Teatown.  Learn to identify common plants and animals that make each habitat unique.  Some programs involve hiking distances over moderate terrain.  Be prepared to get wet and muddy.  Registration $5.  Teatown is located at 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining.  To register or for additional information call 762-2912.


Save The Date For Next Weekend:  "First Friday and Saturday of the Month" at Josie's International School of Dance, 125 Main Street, Top Floor, 914-432-8502:

First Friday, August 1st at 8:00 p.m. - Tango Milonga.  Come and learn how to dance tango.  All levels welcome.  $15 includes a free tango lesson at 8:30 p.m.  Refreshments served.   Dancing until DPP (d.j. pulls the plug!).

First Saturday, August 2nd at 8:00 p.m. - Latin Night.  Come and learn how to dance Salsa ... the new Mambo on '2' .  Then dancing the whole night long.  Salsa, Cha-Cha, Merengue, Bachata and more!  Admission only $10.  Refreshments served.


Teatown Lake Reservation - Wildflower Island Open House  - Saturday, August 2, 10am-2pm  As part of Teatown’s 25th Anniversary Celebration for Wildflower Island, there will be an open house when guided 30-45 minute “highlight” tours of the Island will be provided on a continual basis; registration is not required and admission is free. However, children under 12 years of age will not be permitted on the Island. We encourage all interested individuals to join us in celebrating the anniversary of this treasure by taking advantage of this opportunity to visit the Island and observe the breathtaking beauty of its biodiversity. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining. (914) 762-2912, ext.110. Website:; e-mail:


Teatown Lake Reservation - Story Sundays: A Wood Frog’s Life - Sunday, August 3, 11 am – 12 noon Our Sunday morning story-time continues with new titles and animals to meet.  Every month we’ll explore the lives of animals found at Teatown with a related story and short walk. All ages welcome. Members free, Nonmembers $5. Pre-registration required. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining. (914) 762-2912, ext.110. Website:; e-mail:

Get ready to clean out your files!  Westchester County’s Mobile Shredder will be in Ossining on Saturday, August 16th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway.  One of the best ways to minimize the risk of identity theft is to shred all documents no longer in use that have personal identifying information such as name, address, phone numbers, credit card number or Social Security number. Such documents should be shredded before they are thrown out in the garbage.  Among the documents that should be shredded before disposal are pre-approved credit card applications, old credit card bills and receipts, expired credit cards and driver licenses, old utility bills, and junk mail that contains residents’ names, addresses and other identifying information.  This free public service is intended for the use of residents to shred their personal documents. Papers from businesses or commercial enterprises will not be accepted. To speed up the process, residents must remove all metal clips, fasteners, binders, folders and hard covers and place the papers loosely in a box. Hard covers – cardboard or plastic covers on items such as ledger books, marble composition books and hard-cover books will not be accepted. Residents may rip away pages from these hard cover books for shredding and throw the covers in their household trash.

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


Ossining Residents Interested in Yoga and Healing Arts…Sacred Shakti Yoga, 191 Main Street, 2nd Floor, is forming a non-profit Yoga Community to serve the needs of all our residents by providing affordable Yoga to Open Door Patients and clients and are looking for more Yoga Teachers and Healers to join their non-profit board.  The group is planning to be up and running for September with an Open House. For more information call 923-3209 or email


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.


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…

-A Summer Evening Movie series titled "Forbidden Hollywood" began at the library in July and will continue into August.  The series will show films made before production codes limited what could and could not be shown.  The series began 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 Saturdays from 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 will run through December 20th.  Shop for vegetables, fruit, organic produce, pasture raised meats, and specialty foods. Info at


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.


Save the Date! Saturday, Sept. 6 is the sixth annual Ossining MATTERS 5K Run/2 Mile Walk.  Raise 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!


Hudson Valley It’s My Heart’s 1st Annual Motorcycle Run, Sunday, September 28, 2008.  All Proceeds go to Its My Heart-Hudson Valley Chapter, Inc. a non-profit organization that supports and advocates for families affected by congenital heart defects (the number one birth defect in the world).  $20.00 per rider/ $10.00 per passenger.  Registration & Breakfast 8 am, 7 Stars Family Restaurant, 1577 Route 22, Brewster, NY. 

Family Fun Post Run Event (open to the public) 1-4 pm, Tom & Jerry’s Irish House / Maggies Restaurant, 987 Rte 6, Brewster, NY.  Food, Entertainment, Prizes, Silent Auction, DJ, Stepdancers, and more…Enjoy a relaxing ride around the Hudson Valley Region; Riding from the Heart to help raise awareness for Congenital Heart Defects The #1 birth defect (March of Dimes)(For more info please contact Anka Roberto at 845-234-0708 or  All proceeds go to It’s My Heart a non-profit organization that supports families affected by CHD.


Save the Date for the SPCA of Westchester’s 2008 Fall Event…Sixth Annual Top Hat & Tails Saturday, October 25th at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, People and their dogs stepping out together for an enchanted evening of dinner and dancing.  This year’s honoree will be Joan Kalman, and the Distinguished Service Award Recipient will be the Village Animal Clinic.  Please call 941-2896 ext. 22 for more information about the event, auction, journal and sponsorship opportunities or visit


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