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Release Date: June 03, 2010


Ossining Public Library Program- Long-Term Care and Medicaid:  If you or somebody you know needs Long-Term Care or is eligible for Medicaid and you have questions this is the program for you.  On Thursday, June 3rd at 7 p.m. in the Budarz Theater, lawyer Michele Cassidy will discuss Medicaid eligibility, long-term care, care at home, care in assisted living facility, care in a nursing home, and planning for retirement.  Registration is required.  To register, or for more information, please call James Trapasso in the PR Dept. at 941-2416 ext. 327.



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 the 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.



Teatown Events: 

 -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.)



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  This is a wonderful community event for all ages, and we encourage residents to participate!



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:



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:



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.



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



Ossining Community Markets Seeking Applicants for Two Positions:
-Marketing Assistant/Fill-In Site Manager

Conduct surveys at the farmers markets, post flyers, promote the markets at street fairs, assist with other marketing related efforts. Approximately 2 days per week for 3 to 7 hours a day from June to December. Fill in as a Site Manager as needed. On-call with as much notice as possible but at times with very short notice. On average Site Manager shifts are 8 hours a day. One weekend per month during the season can be blocked out as “not available” to accommodate regularly scheduled time off. The position is dual – it includes marketing assistant duties in addition to being available as an on-call, fill-in site manager. Seasonal, part-time position; days and hours vary. Season runs from May 29 to December 19. We are seeking someone with an outgoing personality and outstanding organizational skills. Vehicle required. $15/hour.

To apply respond to Susan Coyne with your resume. In your cover letter please briefly tell us about your interest in the local food movement and how you have been involved it in up to this point.

-Site Manager

Oversee and supervise daily operations of an outdoor farmers market in Ossining. Customer relations; promote e-mail marketing list, special events and new products; enforce policies and procedures. Provide direction and diffuse conflict (if any) in a peaceful manner. Set up manager’s tent, information center, signage and barricades. Complete weekly written report on daily market activity; ability to communicate via e-mail in a timely manner. Requirements include regular internet access and lifting of up to approximately 40 pounds. Outgoing personality and knowledge of local food movement and/or interest in cooking with fresh, local ingredients helpful. Market operates every Saturday through Dec 18. This is a part time seasonal position. $15/hour. 

To apply respond to Susan Coyne with your resume. In your cover letter please briefly tell us about your interest in the local food movement and how you have been involved it in up to this point.  Visit for more information about Community Markets and our locations.



Ossining School District Board of Education Meeting, June 8, 2010 – 7:30 p.m., Roosevelt School Board Room, 190 Croton Avenue, Ossining.  The Board of Education is expected to discuss the following topic:  Mandatory Budget Hearing Consistent with State law, the Board of Education will hold a Budget Hearing pertaining to the Revised Proposed 2010-2011 School Year Budget, which will be presented to the voters on 15 June 2010. As part of the Budget Hearing, representatives of the Ossining School District administration will present an overview of the revised proposed budget. Immediately thereafter members of the community will be invited to raise questions and/or comment pertaining to the proposed budget.  In addition to the above, the Board will take action upon various recommendations of the administration regarding business and personnel matters. Members of the school community are encouraged to attend this meeting. Opportunities will be provided for members of the community to raise questions and/or comment about the presentation.  For Further Information Contact: Dr. Phyllis Glassman, Superintendent of Schools, 914-941-7700 ext. 317 or 318.



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.



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 Farmers Market has re-opened at Market Square! 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:



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.



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.



The Ossining Public Library Is Holding it Very First Annual Meeting of the Board on Friday, June 11:  The Ossining Public Library is holding its very first Annual Meeting of the Ossining Library Community and they are thrilled to honor our staff who have been part of the OPL family for more than 15 years.  The Library Board of Trustees are honoring those staff members who have worked at OPL for 15, 20 and 25 years.  The Board of Trustees of the Ossining Public Library cordially invites you to attend the Annual Meeting of the board on Friday evening, June 11, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Camille Budarz Theatre, followed by refreshments in the Gallery.  At this event, they will celebrate the many accomplishments of the library during the past year and thank the many people who have contributed to those successes.  At that time they will formally welcome our new director, Mr. James Farrell, and honor staff members for their many years of service.  Please come and celebrate the library and its staff on Friday, June 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the Budarz Theatre.  Learn what is new and exciting at the Library, meet our new Director, and hear from the Foundation and the Associates.  There will be a musical interlude and a catered reception following the program in the Gallery.  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 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



Living Sculpture:  June 12th from 10 – 5   Come Be A Living Sculpture!  One to three people will be photographed striking a pose for five minutes.  Where?  Between Main and Maple Street on The Aqueduct Path Above Con Edison and the Farmer’s Market.    Make up your own costume and idea.  Historic, family, comedy, sport, horror, politics, actors, anything you can think of (in good taste), etc.  Each participant will be photographed and appear on Ossining the Ossining e-blast with the names of those who win a trophy.  Sponsored by the Ossining Parks and Recreation Department, Chamber of Commerce and the Ossining Arts Council. 



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.



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.”



"Pre-Father's Day Jazz On-The-Hill" Give Dad a Special Weekend on Saturday, June 19th at St. Paul's On-The-Hill, 40 Ganung Drive, Ossining, (off Routes 9 & 133)
Grounds will be open 5pm, bring a picnic, beer and wine tasting (for a donation). Jazz Flutist, Jan Leder will perform 7-9pm.  All seats $20.00, students with valid ID's $10.00.



Phelps Hospital Auxilliary to Hold First-Ever Craft Fair - The Auxiliary at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center invites the community to attend its first-ever Craft Fair to benefit the hospital on Saturday, June 19 from 10 am to 5 pm. The event will be held rain or shine at The James House Mansion, which is located behind Phelps, 701 N. B roadway in Sleepy Hollow.  The Craft Fair will feature more than 30 vendors selling jewelry, clothing, pottery, handcrafted handbags, photography, decoupage, embroidered towels, candles and more. Admission and parking are free. Refreshments will be sold.

Established in 1955, the Phelps Auxiliary is a network of almost 350 men and women who provide volunteer services and participate in fundraising activities to help support the hospital. The Auxiliary raises approximately $150,000 every year, which helps finance capital improvements, new medical equipment and hospital programs such as Hospice education and complementary care. Among the projects managed by the Auxiliary are the Phelps Gift Shop, the Cherry Door Thrift Shop at 36 Main Street in Tarrytown, and The James House Mansion, an 1851 stone mansion with river views which is available for rental for special occasions.  For more information about the Craft Fair at Phelps Memorial Hospital or on becoming a member of the Phelps Auxiliary, call 914-366-3170. 



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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