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Release Date: May 27, 2010

On Saturday, May 29th the Ossining Farmers Market will celebrate its' seasonal re-opening with a ribbon cutting! This year, Community Markets is happy to welcome additional vendors to the market, which will run every Saturday from 8:30am to1pm until December 18th on the corner of Main and Spring Street!  In addition to last season's fresh local, certified organic produce, artisinal organic breads, fish, meat, eggs, cheese, herbs, baked goods and specialty foods this year's market will feature handmade chutney, simmer sauces and other Indian delicacies from Calcutta Kitchens of Norwalk, CT., hard and soft goat cheeses, milk and yogurt from Coach Farm of Pine Plains, NY and mushrooms, orchids and vegetables from Hodgson Farm of Walden, NY.  Community Markets will also be hosting events like: cooking demos, tastings, a corn roast and live music throughout the season. Details are posted on their website:



On behalf of the Central Committee of Organized War Veterans of the Town of Ossining, it is with pleasure that we extend an invitation to you and your family to join with us on Monday, May 31, 2010, for our community Memorial Day celebration.  The day will start with a parade at 9:30 AM from the intersection of Croton Avenue and Calam Avenue and precede down to Nelson Park for the 11:00 am Memorial Day ceremonies.  If you can not attend the Nelson Park ceremony, join your friends and neighbors along the Parade Route, Croton Ave, Main St, Spring St, and Washington Ave and applaud our local Veterans as they parade past. 

                Please join in our simple tribute to the many men and women that have served our nations armed forces in war and between wars.  It is their devotion to duty that has made our nation what it is today and what it will continue to be.  



The Ossining Public Library Board of Trustees Seeks New Members The Ossining Public Library is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees whose members serve unpaid three year terms, and is appointed by the Board of the Ossining School District.  At the end of June, 2010, the terms of three of the seven members are ending, and the Board is seeking candidates to serve starting on July 1.  We encourage interested people from all segments of the community, but particularly seek candidates who are active users of the library.  The Board of OPL generally meets once a month, usually on Monday evenings.  Trustees are expected to attend meetings regularly, and also to participate in other events, including periodic education for the trustee role.  Some amount of reading and thought between meetings is also expected, as is facility with the use of e-mail.  The Board is generally concerned with financial and policy matters, rather than with the day-to-day operations.  Candidates must be eligible to vote and must reside in the Ossining School District.  Interested candidates should either send an e-mail to the library director, Jim Farrell, at, or mail a letter to him at the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, N.Y. 10562.  In either case, please state your interest and give a brief summary of your background and qualifications.  A resume is helpful if one is available, but is not necessary.  We expect to interview candidates between June 1 and June 9.  The Ossining Public Library is a School District Library chartered by the State of New York to serve all residents of the Ossining School District.  As a member of the Westchester Library System, it also provides services to a much larger community



"The Ossining Arts Council presents in association with the Art Barn, an exhibition called "Spring Fling". The show is at the Art Barn, 211 N Highland Avenue in Ossining and runs through Saturday, June 5th from 2-5 PM."



Multi-Talented Artist at St. Paul's! The second of three Spring Jazz Concerts at the Ossining church, St. Paul's-on-the-Hill, will take place Saturday, May 29 at 7:30 PM. The featured artist will be Tony Jefferson, equally well known a drummer and woodwind player, this time he will be featured as a vocalist.  A New York native, Tony Jefferson attended Berklee College of Music in 1984 and, only a few years later, placed third in the Thelonious Monk International Drum Competition. He has performed and recorded with many jazz artists, including Kenny Drew, Jr., Lonnie Smith, John Abercrombie, Lou Donaldson, and the Westchester Jazz Orchestra, among others. Some of his most recent performances have been at The Kitano Hotel, The Blue Note, both in New York City, and the Princeton Jazz Festival. He recently toured Germany and Austria with Cameron Brown and Sheila Jordan.  Admission will be a contribution of $20 per person; $10 for students with student ID. The church grounds will be open at 5 PM for those who want to picnic before the concert; refreshments will be available.  The church is located at 40 Ganung Drive, Ossining, just east of 9A, off Rte 133. For directions or other information, call the church office at 941-6627, or go on line to:



LizzFitness classes begin on June21st. Registration begins NOW, classes each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-11am and 7PM-8PM. Receive a $25.00 discount if you register before June 4th. If you cannot register in person please send us an email @ and we will cal you to register. For Class info and Price List visit or call 914-502-0119.



Reunion Committee Looking For Classmates From OHS Class of 1985:  The class of ‘85 is hosting our 25th Class reunion on July 31st at 7pm at the Travelers Rest in Ossining.  Tickets can be purchased with most major credit cards through our web site at  If you know of any classmates that may not know we are celebrating it or have moved away and we do not have there updated address please email David Fowkes at so we can update their address.



Assemblywoman Sandy Galef hosts a roundtable on government reform.  Fixing Albany:  It’s About Time.  Thursday, June 3rd from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Croton Village Hall, 1 Van Wyck Street, Croton-on-Hudson.  Panelists from statewide good government groups include:

  • Blair Horner, Legislative Dir., NY Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG)
  • Barbara Bartoletti, Legislative Dir., League of Women Voters of NY State
  • Rachael Fauss, Policy and Research Manager, Citizens Union of the City of NY
  • Deanna Bitetti, Assoc. Dir., Common Cause New York
  • Alfred B. DelBello, Former Lt. Gov. and Chairman of the Westchester Cty Assoc.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Holding government officials accountable to higher ethical standards
  • Making state government more transparent
  • Fairly allocating resources throughout New York State
  • Assuring Accountability for our tax dollars
  • Making campaigns work for the people not the state interests
  • Stopping legislators from drawing their own district lines

There will be an opportunity for questions and answers following the panelist discussion.  For more information contact the Assemblywoman’s office by phone: 941-111, fax: 941-9132 or email, 2, Church Street, Ossining.



Congratulations to the Together Parent and Child Book Group  This group helped to facilitate discussion of the world of books and reading between parents and their children.  The Ossining Public Library was one of six libraries to receive a grant this spring from the New York Council for the Humanities for a reading group for parents and kids.  Over the past three months, the group engaged in lively discussions about six books.  At the final meeting, the kids got to pick and keep their favorite book.  The top choices were: "In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson" by Bette Bao Lord and "Shiloh" by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.  The discussions were led by children's librarian Sally Dow and Bob Minzesheimer, a book critic for USA Today.



Teatown Events: 

-Thursday, June 3, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm “FIRST THURSDAYS” Discussion Group

ADULTS. Teatown’s monthly free environmental discussion group continues with rotating, timely topics. See website for topic and details.

 -Saturday June 5, 9:00 am Teatown Hiking Challenge

ADULTS. Take the Teatown Challenge in celebration of National Trails Day. Hike all of their major trails in one day and Teatown will highlight your accomplishment with a certificate, Teatown trail patch and list your name in our next Trails.

-Saturday June 5, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon, Invasive Plants in the Suburban Landscape.

ADULTS. From pesky garlic mustard to strangling vines like bittersweet, to the newest aliens that are threatening biodiversity across the landscape, this workshop will help the home owner identify and learn the best ways to deal with invasive plants.

-Sunday June 6, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon     Story Sundays – Near One Cattail

CHILDREN. Listen as we read a nature friendly story and make a craft, play a game or visit with one of Teatown’s animal ambassadors. For children 4 – 7 years old, accompanied by an adult.

For Information or to register for a program, call (914) 762-2912 ext 110, Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Registration is required for all programs.  All programs take place in the Nature Center at Teatown Lake Reservation (1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining NY 10562) unless otherwise noted and are free for members and $5 for nonmembers (plus materials fee, if applicable) unless otherwise noted.  When applicable, all programs must be paid for at the time of booking.  We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover, or you can pay in person with cash or check.  No refund will be granted less than two weeks prior to the program date.  People withdrawing prior to this deadline will receive a 75% refund (less 25% administrative costs.)



Memoir Writing Workshop and How to Self-Publish Fiction and Nonfiction Books workshops are taught by Shelley Gilbert, Ossining Author, Artist, recipient of 2009 Eric Hoffer Award for Thought Provoking Books and Excellence in Independent Publishing. She self-published her novel, Swimming Naked with Jellyfish, and her Islands... series of books, Learn how to begin your memoir or reconnect with a memoir already started. Learn how to self-publish a book from start to finish. Bring large pad or laptop. Memoir Writing Workshop: June 8-29, Tuesdays, 7-9:00pm. How To Self-Publish Workshop: Fiction: June 3, Thursday, 7-9:00pm. Nonfiction: June 24, Thursday, 7-9:00pm. Westchester Community College, Valhalla. Call to sign up: WCC 914-606-6830,  Shelley Gilbert's Blog: Website: Email:



Gotta Sing!  Gotta Dance!  The Old Mill Singers, your local community chorus based in Ossining, announces this spring’s concert to be held on Friday and Saturday, June 4 and 5, at Ossining High School.  This concert, with a theme of Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance!, will feature songs ranging from the Big Band Era to modern day pop hits.    Some selections are “At the Hop,” “42nd Street Medley,” “I Hope You Dance,” and “Singin’ in the Rain.”  Show time is 8:00 PM both evenings.  Tickets can be purchased at the door, $13 for adults and $11 for children and senior citizens.  The Old Mill Singers was founded in 1970 as the Phelps Arts Society to provide music for hospital patients during the holiday season, and continues to perform in nursing homes, at Rosary Hill, at community events, and at holiday time at the Met Life Building to entertain commuters as they head for Grand Central Terminal.  Twice each year, in December and June, public performances are given at Ossining High School.  They gladly welcome new members.  The only requirements for membership are the ability to sing in tune and dedication to the community within the chorus and at large.  Auditions are not required. Their director Gary Bratt says, “Join as long as you can carry a tune in a bucket.” We now number about sixty members, coming from all walks of life, and ranging in age from the teens to the eighties.  Our associated children’s chorus performs at our public concerts.  Please plan on attending our June concert.   There is convenient free parking, handicapped accessibility, free refreshments, and lots of fun.  See them on the web at or contact our Membership Chairperson Sharon Brana at or 914-762-3765.



Benefit Tag Sales!  Saturday, June 5th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  at 355  and 384 Blinn Road and 1420 Journey’s End Road, Croton.  The TANN (Teatown Area Neighborhood Network) book club read Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and decided to help build a school in Pakistan or Afghanistan.  All proceeds will be donated to Mr. Mortenson’s Central Asia Institute. RAFFLE, CLOTHING, CHILDREN’S TOYS, BOOKS, BRIC-A-BRAC, FURNITURE, JEWELRY, LINENS, GAMES, FRAMES, ART WORK, BASKETS, ETC. Rain or Shine



Ossining Relay for Life will be held on June 5th from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. on June 6th at the Anne M. Dorner Middle School.  There will be live music, food, games and entertainment.  For more information or to sign up to participate go to 



SAVE THE DATE…“Hot Pie” Annual Breakfast Sunday, June 6th 8am – 12noon On behalf of Ossining Boat & Canoe Club, you’re invited along with your family and friends to the Twelfth Annual Donald “Hot Pie” Zerrilla Memorial Scholarship Fund Breakfast.   The Breakfast has had a successful eleven-year track record. The menu includes eggs benedict, hash browns, pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, and more. What better way to spend a Sunday morning than overlooking the most beautiful part of the river while enjoying a breakfast with all the trimmings! All proceeds from the “Hot Pie” Breakfast go toward the Donald Zerrilla Memorial Scholarship Fund that is awarded to a graduating Ossining High School student.  Through donations, contributions, and/or participation we are fortunate enough to add to the scholarship each year in order to help a student defray the cost of college tuition.  Those wishing to make a donation may do so by sending a check made payable to:  Donald Zerrilla Memorial Scholarship Fund, Attn: John Klapkowski, Ossining Boat & Canoe Club, P.O. Box 743, Ossining, NY 10562.



The Ossining Public Library presents Duo Metro on June 6th at 3:00 p.m.  Duo Metro is a fresh, new, Guitar & Vocal ensemble founded by native New York classical guitarist Lawrence Del Casale and noted soprano Christina Rohm.  Duo Metro combines the classic songs of George Gershwin and Antonio Carlos Jobim with lyric songs by Puerto Rican composer Ernesto Cordero, Brazilian giant Heitor Villa-Lobos and Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca creating a unique program for today’s modern audience.  Mr. Del Casale, praised by the New York Times as; a solid, musicianly player who performs eloquently has performed numerous times at New York’s Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall including duo guitar performances with Maestro Carlos Barbosa-Lima. Ms. Rohm, Soprano, is a passionate and compelling performer, with experience ranging from the operatic stage to the concert hall. The Times Herald-Record said she sings with "exquisite conviction and emotion" and Opera boasted that Ms. Rohm's "large-scale soprano showed promise".  The program will also include solo guitar works by L. Brouwer, M.Ponce,and more performed by Mr. Del Casale. For more information about the artists visit:



Ossining Camp Meeting Association presents Sunday Summer Services 2010  "Amazing Grace"

  • June 6  Rev. Lynda Clements of First Presbyterian Church, Ossining
  • June 13  Jaime Rickert - A magical night of family friendly songs and entertainment
  • June 20   Rev. Dr. Gordon Anderson of First Baptist Church in Ossining - as close to a traditional camp meeting as you will ever get a chance to see.  Shout, "Amen!" as famous evangelist returns once again to Campwoods to preach the Good Word on Father's Day.
  • June 27   "Mother Claire"  the Rev. Claire Woodley-Aitchison  of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Mohegan Lake along with the music of The Singing Weisbarts

All are welcome.  Services start at 7 pm, Campwoods Auditorium, Campwoods Grounds, Ossining.  Please find street parking outside of Campwoods Grounds.  For more information call Katie Gorycki 762-7863



The next meeting of Community Helping Hands is scheduled for Tuesday, June 8th at 6 pm at the offices of Cricket Care, 144 South Highland Ave, Ossining.  Community Helping Hands mission statement is:  We recognize people’s right to choose to spend their golden years in their own homes.  We recognize the importance of having the right information and resources available to make aging in place as safe and as comfortable as possible.  It is our goal to discover the needs of our senior community and to help meet those needs successfully.  If you, a family member, or friend are dealing with these issues, please send an email to and let us know what services (for example, transportation, home repair, social events, etc.) would be helpful. Community Helping Hands welcomes new volunteers to help with Fund Raising, Developing Volunteer Networks, Marketing/Public Relations, and Graphics/Web design. Please contact Naomi Landesberg at for additional information on volunteering or call CHH at 914-346-7773.



Memoir Writing Workshop and How to Self-Publish Fiction and Nonfiction Books workshops are taught by Shelley Gilbert, Ossining Author, Artist, recipient of 2009 Eric Hoffer Award for Thought Provoking Books and Excellence in Independent Publishing. She self-published her novel, Swimming Naked with Jellyfish, and her Islands... series of coloring books, Learn how to begin your memoir or reconnect with a memoir already started. Learn how to self-publish a book from start to finish. Bring large pad or laptop. Memoir Writing Workshop: June 8-29, Tuesdays, 7-9:00pm. How To Self-Publish Workshop: Fiction: June 3, Thursday, 7-9:00pm. Nonfiction: June 24, Thursday, 7-9:00pm. Westchester Community College, Valhalla. Call to sign up: WCC 914-606-6830,  Shelley Gilbert's Blog: Website: Email: 



The 30th Annual Village Fair is scheduled for June 12th As in years past - there will be 3-stages of music, lots of GREAT food, entertainment for kids, our fabulous vendors and of course over 18,000 people coming to see all of it.  For more information go to the Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce website at



Holy Ossining!  A Tour of the Sacred Spaces and Peaceful Places of the Village Of Ossining will take place on Saturday, June 12, 2010 and Saturday, June 19th at 12:30 PM.  This FREE and unique tour program showcases the diversity of the community of faith in the Village of Ossining and surrounding areas.  The tour will be conducted by knowledgeable docents who intimately know the history, lore, legends and architecture of their church buildings. 

Tour I Saturday, June 12th: Begins at 12:30 PM at the Ossining Savings Bank Building, Route 9 & Main Street.  Visits include:  First Baptist, First Presbyterian, Ossining Methodist and Trinity Methodist

Tour II Saturday, June 19th: Begins at 12:30 PM at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway.  Visits include:  Star of Bethlehem, Trinidad DeDios, Dominican Sisters of Hope Chapel, Campwoods Grounds, St. Paul’s on the Hill, Calvary Baptist.

Sponsors:  Briarcliff-Ossining Ministerial Alliance, Ossining Historical Society Museum

Ossining Parks & Recreation Department, The Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce, and Lizzfitness Center.  Contact: Miguel Hernandez (914) 941-4920.



Attention Ossining High School Alumnae:  Ossining High School is putting together a special exhibit in the Barnes Library on OHS alumnae authors.  If you know of an Ossining High School graduate who has published a book or article, please email the information to  Thank you.



Ossining Women’s Fast Pitch Softball is looking for players to participate in the current season. You must be at least 16 years old and available to play Tuesday and Thursday afternoons starting at 6:30pm. Please contact Andrew Jimney, league coordinator at 914 487-7247.   Thanks for your attention.



60 Wood Utility Poles on Route 9 to be Replaced A project to replace 60 wood utility poles on Route 9 from Scarborough Road, Briarcliff Manor to James Street in Ossining began on May 3.  One lane of traffic will be maintained in both directions using professional flaggers.  Where possible, new poles will be located closer to the property line.  Night work is not anticipated, work hours are from 9:00AM to3:30PM.  Project will last about 70 work days.  After the existing poles are removed, all areas will be restored. 



The Northern Westchester Model Railroad Club, has its monthly meeting Thursday, June 17 in the community room of the Apple Bank in the Rose Hill Shopping Center in Thornwood, NY. The meeting will begin at 7:30PM and generally breaks up around 10PM. If you would like to attend, please call Hank Teller for all details at 914-309-2395.

For those with layout questions, Hank Teller does house calls, also.  The Northern Westchester Model Railroad Club meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month except in July and August. Model railroading is “Worlds Greatest Hobby.”




The 6th annual Bark in the Park Festival, will be held on Saturday, June 19th

Join them for fun, music, games, raffles with your pups!

What:  Bark in the Park on the Hudson

When:  Saturday, June 19th raindate June 26th

Where:  Louis Engel Waterfront Park

Westerly Road (adjacent to the Ossining Train Station)

Admission:  FREE



Maryknoll Sisters To Host Annual Golf Classic on the Hudson The Garrison Golf Club in Garrison, NY will be the site for a Maryknoll Sisters golf outing.  Ill and elderly senior missionary Sisters at Maryknoll Sisters in Ossining who have served the poor around the world will benefit from the proceeds of the 8th Annual Golf Classic. The Golf outing, on Monday, June 21st, 2010, provides a fun day out for avid golfers and raises funds for the care of women who dedicated their lives to helping others.  After a 10:30 a.m. Sign In, the Shotgun Start kicks off at 12 noon. Various types of Golf Sponsor Packages are available for foursomes as well as other Tournament Sponsor packages and Ads. Deadline for ads will be June 1st. Following the tournament, a BBQ will be held on the Terrace overlooking the majestic Hudson River with an Awards Presentation and Raffle. An exciting day can be expected for all! Register and bring your friends too!  For more information and to register online, visit our website at . Or call Sr. Geraldine Brake at 912-941-7575 x 5761.

Maryknoll Sisters are a missionary congregation of women religious founded in 1912 in New York with international membership and work in 27 countries around the world.


The Ossining Community Action Program proudly presents its’ 3rd Annual “Celebrity Chef” benefit, Ossining CAP’s premier fundraiser and cuisine tasting celebration. Through the sponsorship of community leaders and local businesses, Ossining CAP will host an afternoon with members of the community serving their favorite dishes.  Several community and civic leaders have agreed to serve as celebrity chefs. Celebrity chefs will cook their specialties to be sampled by the attendees.  This years’ benefit will be held on Sunday, June 27, 2010 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Star of Bethlehem Church, at 304 Spring Street.  Admission to the event is $25.00. This is an excellent community relations and marketing opportunity for your organization, whereby you can increase your visibility to the community.  Ossining CAP, a component of Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc. (WestCop), is a private not-for-profit, multipurpose social service agency operating community programs to combat poverty and its adverse effects in Westchester and Putnam counties.  Should you have any questions or require additional information, please call Wendy Llinás at 914-923-6380 or email:   


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