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Release Date: July 08, 2010

Congratulations to the 2010 Mary Sawyer Front Yard Flower Garden Award Winners!  This year’s winners are: First Place Joanne Omolo on Iroquois lane, Second Place Hardy and Barbara Kluender, Jenkins Place, Third Place Anna Cano, Spring Street and Honorable Mention was awarded to The Jug Tavern on Revolutionary Road!  Congratulations to all our winners and thank you for your help beautifying our community!



Village of Ossining Presented Police Consolidation Proposal to Town The Village of Ossining delivered a proposal for Police Consolidation to the Ossining Town Board on Tuesday, July 6.  Mayor Hanauer said “The proposal incorporates many of the recommendations contained within a taxpayer funded study.  The study was commissioned by the Boards of both municipalities and was developed with the full cooperation of the Village and Town Police Departments and the respective Police Benevolent Associations as well as Ossining residents.  After 18-months, the Village and Town governments received the final report from the International City/County Management Association in mid-June.  We are very pleased to be able to offer the residents of the unincorporated portion of the Town a substantial tax saving solution, and the retention of their local police officers.” A public presentation of the proposal was given on Tuesday July 6th at the Village Board Meeting.  The presentation is available for review on the Village website at



The Mike Risko Music School is still accepting registration for their Rock Band Camps!  These one week workshops give young musicians at any level the opportunity to play in a band. While writing their own music, students get to incorporate team building and other valuable music skills into an incredible week long experience. The end of the week culminates with a rock concert where students perform their original work for friends and family. For more information on one of these workshops, please call them at 914-762-8757 or email at 



Star of Bethlehem Church, Ossining, Debutante Cotillion to be held on July 9, 2010 at the Doubletree Hotel, Tarrytown, 8 pm.  Tickets available - Adults $75.00 and Children $30.00 10 years old and under.  The young ladies will be presented to society, and will swirl the night away in beautiful white dresses.  Please come and enjoy the evening and receive sit down dinner, entertainment, and a journal. For further information contact Ms. Priscilla White, Chairperson, at (914) 373-4449.



The Trinity Episcopal Church Book ClubTBC, will be having our next gathering on Sunday, July 11th from 12 Noon to 2pm, in Potter Parish Hall.  We will be discussing Sara Gruen’s Water For Elephants and sharing a light lunch of cold cut sandwiches, salads, fruit, lemonade and the like. All are welcome – church membership is NOT a requirement.  We will be using the Reader’s Guide in the book as our jumping off place for discussion.  TBC past titles have included “Long Walk to Freedom” by Nelson Mandela,  Greg Mortenson’s “Three Cups of Tea” , “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls and the Edith Wharton classic “Ethan Frome”.  For more information please email






Teatown Events: 

-Saturday, July 10, 10:00 am: Annual Butterfly Count Adults. An annual rite of summer, the North American Butterfly Count is a way for all butterfly enthusiasts to partake in a citizen scientist monitoring effort.

-Sunday, July 11, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon:  Story Sundays – The Sunset Switch 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.

-Saturday July 17, time TBA:  Canoe The Croton

Adults. Enjoy paddling on one of the secret gems of Westchester from tidal flats through rocky cliffs, with sightings of herons, osprey and even bald eagles. All participants must be swimmers, be prepared to get wet, demonstrate canoeing experience and drive to the put-in site. Members $10, Non-Members $20 per person. 

-Sunday, July 18, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:  Dragonfly Dance

ALL WELCOME. Dragonflies dart, hover and dive in pursuit of food and mates. Come along as a Teatown naturalist catches and releases a few of these winged wonders.

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.  They 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.)



Calvary's Annual Block Party: Saturday July, 10th from Noon - 5:00pm  All are welcome to come out for some great food and live music!  People from throughout the community of Ossining have given their time cookin' and grillin' up a storm just for YOU!  While you eat some of that great cookin' - live music will be performed: some jazz, some blues, some old time rock-n-roll and more!  Don't miss this great family affair over on St. Paul's Place (behind the Post Office in Ossining/behind Hudson Pharmacy).  We'll have all sorts of games for the kiddos too!  Hope to see you there! , 4 St. Paul's Place, Ossining.



Free 2 Week Music Summer Camp at St. Paul's On-the-Hill. Come to this beautiful former farm for free instruction for beginners in Drumming, Guitar, Trumpet, Voice, Steel drums and Sound reinforcement. July 12-23, 6-8 pm. 40 Ganung Drive (off Route 133, near 9A). Jazz ensemble and performing is offered Tuesday and Thursdays, July 19-30, 6-8 pm, for advanced students by Jazz artist Ray Blue. $160 (Scholarships available). Call 941-6627, or 45 student limit for either camp. It's filling up!



Ossining Community Leaders Rally Against Astorino Child Care Cuts

Westchester County Legislator Bill Burton (D-Ossining) and other community leaders will join educators, parents, business leaders, and childcare advocates at Ossining’s Market Square on Thursday, July 15, at 6:00 pm to protest cuts to childcare funding being made by the County Executive.  The programs that are in danger include the Westchester County Child Care Scholarship program (created by the Board of Legislators) and Title XX child care, a federal program that helps countless families. In addition, the County Executive has drastically increased parental contributions, from 15% to 20%.  “These cuts will disproportionately impact working families,” said Burton. “The County Executive’s actions will force working parents to choose between having to place their children in sub-standard care or quitting their jobs to take care of their kids. Westchester should not be pushing working parents onto the unemployment rolls.”

WHO:         County Legislator Bill Burton

WHAT:       Rally

WHERE:     Market Square (corner of Main and Spring streets), Ossining

WHEN:       Thursday, July 15, 2010 

TIME:         Rally: starting at 6:00 pm

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The next meeting of Community Helping Hands is scheduled for Tuesday, July 13th at 6 pm at the offices of Cricket Care, 144 South Highland Ave, OssiningTheir mission statement is:  We recognize people's right to choose to spend their golden years in their own homes and the importance of having the right information and resources available to make aging in place as safe and comfortable as possible.  Their goal is to discover the needs of our senior community and to help meet those needs.  For more information about becoming a Community Helping Hands volunteer, or to participate in a short survey regarding what services (for example, transportation, home repair, social events, etc) would be helpful, please send an email to Or call CHH at 914-346-7773.



Hudson Valley Writers' Center:  New Course!  How to Self-Publish Fiction and Nonfiction Books, An Information Gathering Lab. Instructor: Shelley Gilbert, Ossining Author, recipient of Eric Hoffer Award for her well-reviewed novel Swimming Naked with Jellyfish and the Islands series of coloring/poem books. July 13, Tuesday 7:00-9:00pm. To sign up:, 300 Riverside Dr, Sleepy Hollow, 10591-1414, (914) 332-5953.



The Mike Risko Music School will be finally cutting the ribbon and celebrating the grand opening of our their space at 144 Croton Ave on Thurs July 22 from 5-8pm. Join them as they celebrate winning a Best of Westchester award from Westchester Magazine and Mayor of Ossining William Hanauer and Bob Galassi, former owner of Ossining Music cut the ribbon! Food, live music and fun!



Taconic Opera to Host Second Annual Summer Sing  Taconic Opera will be hosting its second annual Summer Sing of Opera Choruses on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 7:30 PM at the Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Ave (one block from the County Center), White Plains.  Don’t miss what will be the most entertaining choral event of the summer season.  Come and sing some of the most popular opera choruses…or just come to listen, learn and enjoy.  The conductor of the event will be Dan Montez, the Artistic Director of the Taconic Opera, who will also share some humorous insights into the world of opera.  The sing will include choruses by the opera greats: Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Rossini and more.  Admission is $10 and includes refreshments and the use of scores.  For further information, call 914-944-8109 or visit



Ah, the Art of Watercolor!  It can be wet and wild, bursting with brilliance or opaque and gentle as a summer’s breeze.  Dab up some color, build up the layers.  Let the color and glow wash over you as you get ready for the Ossining Arts Council’s newest show ~ the Art of Watercolor.  The Ossining Arts Council, in cooperation with the ArtBarn, is pleased to present our latest exhibit - "Art of Watercolor" at the Artbarn 211 N.  Highland Avenue (Rt. 9) OssiningGallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-6PM. CLOSED Sunday and Monday.  The "Art of Watercolor" runs through July 10. 



Summer Tech @ The Institute for End User Computing If you reside in Ossining, or a nearby community, The Institute for End User Computing, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based here in Ossining, would like to know if you would be interested in participating in a Summer Tech educational program. They are considering offering an Introduction to Computer Science & Programming for middle school and high school students and a survey of Comparative Programming Languages with a seminar format for students at the university level. We might also run an Interactive Fiction Workshop using the Inform 7 authoring environment to teach you how to create your own text adventure games and simulations.      These programs may be offered online in their "", Educational Outreach Center or they might be able to find a space to meet in person.  They are also setting up a discussion forum for River Town Webmasters, Designers, and Developers.  In any case, if you are interested in any of these offerings, please drop a note to them at:"></a>  Also, they have recently completed a major redesign of our website at",,  and invite everyone in the community to visit it to learn more about our organization. 



The Northern Westchester Model Railroad Club has its next monthly meeting Thursday, September 16, in the community room of the Apple Bank in the Rose Hill Shopping Center in Thornwood. The meeting will begin by 8:00PM and generally breaks up around 10PM. If you would like to attend, please call Hank Teller for all details at 914-309-2395.  Hank Teller will also be glad to answer any questions about model railroading. You can call him at 914-309-2395.  The Northern Westchester Model Railroad Club meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month except in July and August. Come and find out why model railroading is the “Worlds Greatest Hobby.”



Local Book Club to discuss Deepak Chopra's writings. Deepen your spiritual soul through Chopra's clear, deep, free-spirited understanding of God. Positive-oriented. First book will be Chopra's "The Third Jesus." Monthly meetings. For more information, call 914-762-0681.



Con Edison would like to remind customers that $30 rebates are still available for customers who invest in cost-cutting Energy Star-rated room air conditioners. Watch and learn about the benefits of Energy Star air conditioners at Applications for the $30 rebate can be downloaded at  Energy-savings tips are also available on Facebook at Power of Green, on Twitter @ConEdLiz and @ConEdSara and by downloading the company’s Power of Green iPhone app.  Con Edison continues to offer a host of energy-savings programs for homes and businesses. Customers can take steps to reduce energy usage this summer with rebates and incentives now available for energy-efficient appliances and cooling systems in their homes and businesses. To learn more or enroll, go to  or call 1-877-870-6118. 



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.



Save the Date: Ossining Food Pantry Celebration - Sunday, September 19 from 5 to 8 pm .  Please make a note on your calendar to join us for our major fundraising event of the year. Details coming soon!




Saturday, October 16, 2010

For additional information contact:

Gary Farrell at , 914-762-1297 or

 John Crawford at, 914-762-1958



The Ossining Farmers Market is open at Market Square! This year, Community Markets is happy to welcome additional vendors to the market, which runs every Saturday from 8:30am to 1pm 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:



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