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Release Date: July 22, 2010

The Mike Risko Music School will be finally cutting the ribbon and celebrating the grand opening of 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!



Hudson Veterinary Hospital in Ossining has a new low cost spay/neuter program they are offering.  All pets who are 7 years and younger and who are up to date on their rabies vaccine are eligible for the clinic.  Appointments are necessary and they do not accept walk ins.  The first clinic is scheduled for Thursday, August 19, 2010.  Space is limited, so early bookings are recommended.  Prices are as follows:  FELINE:  Spay - $100  (includes pre-surgery exam), Neuter - $75 (includes pre-surgery exam).  CANINE:  Spay/Neuter under 95 pounds - $175 (includes pre-surgery exam), Spay/Neuter over 95 pounds - $250 (includes pre-surgery exam).  Some additional services they offer are: PRE-ANESTHETIC BLOODWORK - $40, FLEA TREATMENT - $20, MICROCHIPPING: $30, RABIES VACCINE - $20.  Please call 914-762-0063 for more information or to book your appointment.  To visit their website go to



Teatown Events: 

-Saturday, July 24, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Night Flyers

ALL WELCOME. The animals of the night are among the most mysterious. Learn about owls, bats and other animals that use the cover of darkness to hunt and move around.

Saturday August 7, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm:  FIELD STUDY

ALL WELCOME. The fields of Cliffdale Farm are hopping, buzzing, and flitting with insects. Join a naturalist as we catch, identify and classify insects and other invertebrates.

Sunday August 8, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon:  STORY SUNDAYS - WHOSE GARDEN IS IT 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.  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.)



There will be a production of Alice in Wonderland” on the waterfront in Engel Park, on Saturday, July 24th at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 pm.  Admission $6.  Bring a blanket.  For more information call the Recreation Department at 941-3189. 



Saw Mill River Audubon Upcoming Field Trips and Event…

-Saw Mill River Audubon Summer Fliers at Pruyn Sanctuary, Chappaqua.  -Saturday, July 24, 10:00 am.   Come stroll through the garden, arboretum, and woodland trails of Pruyn Sanctuary to learn more about butterflies, dragonflies, hummingbirds, and other birds that may be seen at high summer in the sanctuary. Trip leader: Trudy Battaly. Meet at the Pruyn Sanctuary entrance at 275 Millwood Road (Rte. 133), Chappaqua.  Pre-registration required. Please call Saw Mill River Audubon at 914.666.6503 or email  Saw Mill River Audubon is dedicated to conserving natural ecosystems through education, advocacy, and stewardship of sanctuaries. It owns and manages eight sanctuaries.  For sanctuary maps and information about membership and volunteer opportunities, call 914.666.6503 or visit  275 Millwood Road   Chappaqua, 10514   914.666.6503,, Fax: 914.666.7430  Email: 

-River Day at Van Cortland Manor, Croton on Hudson

Sunday, August 1, 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm
River Day is a celebration of the Hudson River and its tributaries. Take a boat-ride and celebrate our relationship to the river in the late 18th-and early 19th-centuries. Hands-on activities include fishing, hearth cooking, and brick making, plus modern boat building with several organizations. Visitors can enjoy on-water opportunities, music, picnic food, and storytelling.  There will also be current-day environmental and recreational activities including a table from Saw Mill River Audubon. Stop by and visit!
Visit for more details.


St. Augustine’s Annual Parish Festival is scheduled for Tuesday, July 27 through August 1st 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. 



Community Helping Hands is a new organization founded by Ossining and Briarcliff residents who envisions a community where people who choose to stay in their own homes as they age can do so knowing they have a support network surrounding them. CHH recognizes 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.  We are currently surveying seniors to identify their needs in order 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.  New volunteers are welcome.



Ossining Athletic Booster Club News… The Ossining Athletic Booster Club (OABC) is a non-profit all volunteer organization comprised of parents, students and community members who have an interest in enhancing the athletic programs of the Ossining School DistrictOABC operates to assist the Athletic Department and our student athletes by promoting a positive atmosphere.  The OABC also provides moral and financial support needed for a successful athletic program.   For more information or to join go to

-Booster Car Wash:  Frank and Angelo Manicchio, OHS Alumni and owners of Shell Gas Station & Car Wash on North Highland Avenue (across from 7-11) are donating $1.00 to the OABC per "Booster Ultimate Car Wash".   With the Booster Ultimate Car Wash you get:  * Auto Prep Wash System, * Soft Cloth Wash, * Lustra Undercarriage Wash, * Lustra Triple Foaming Polish, * Lutrashield Total Surface Gloss, * Tire & Wheel Cleaner, * Drying Agent, * Power Air Dry  All for $12.00 per vehicle.  Prior to paying you must mention you are paying for the "Booster Ultimate Car Wash".  Cannot be combined with other promotions.  Booster Ultimate Car Wash expires August 31st. 



Calling all Singers!  This is an open invitation for all voice parts to join Taconic Opera’s chorus for our October 15, 16 & 17 performances of Puccini's Tosca!  This will be a FULLY STAGED PRODUCTION with full orchestra and sets/costumes, in Italian with English supertitles above the stage.  All lead singers and orchestra members are experienced professionals.  Performances will be at the Yorktown Stage in Yorktown, on October 15-16 at 8:00 pm, and an October 17 matinee at 2:00 pm.

There is NO MEMBERSHIP FEE to join the company, but all singers will be required to supply their own scores and help put together their costumes.  If you don’t have a score, a copy of the choral sections of the opera will be provided. 


Tosca is a less demanding opera on the chorus, so it is an excellent starter opera for you if you have never done this type of performance before.  Don't be frightened - this is much easier to do than you might imagine, and it is an incredibly exciting, satisfying and FUN performance experience!!!  Music rehearsals will begin on Wed, August 4, 7:00-9:00 pm, and continue with rehearsals every Saturday 3:00-5:00 and Wednesdays 7:00-9:00.  Once staging rehearsals begin around Sept 11, the schedule will fluctuate a little according to the availability of our lead singers, however, we try to keep the Wed/Sat calendar for the chorus as much as possible.



The Briarcliff Garden Club is recruiting new members for the coming year September 2010-2011. We are very interested in having you join us. Would you like to learn about Floral Arranging, Horticulture, Environmental issues, Civic Beautification, and our Garden Therapy Program at the Brandywine Adult Home. We take trips to various gardens. The club has interesting speakers monthly on various topics. We give a thousand dollar scholarship each year to a worthy High School Senior. Please call us at 432-8529 or at Our dues are $30 per year.



OJH Productions Co.Presents the First Ever & Annual OSSINING SUMMERFEST. An Outdoor Summer Festival featuring back to back live performances & music by local bands & artist, food, downtown specials, childrens rides & games & more! Featuring the Melillo Brothers, Taco Night, The Stone Miracle, DJ's & Free Demonstration By Lizz Fitness! Friday July 30th- Market Square. Free Admission! Visit the official event website at For more information contact the OJH Productions Co. Office at (914) 318-4392. Sponsored by Lizz Fitness, Melita's Home Furishings, Sneakers K & S, Ray's Deli, BoatHouse Resturant, Docas Resturant, Mr. Nievert, RiverSide Laundrymat, Ossining Recreation & Parks Department, Westchester Tabacco & Stationary Store, Hudson Sign.



Reminder: The second installment of 2010 real property taxes for the Village of Ossining are due and will be accepted without penalty until Monday August 2nd.    Village property taxes are collected by the Village of Ossining Finance Department and may be paid by mail, in person, or on-line.  Tax payments should be made payable to the “Village of Ossining” and mailed to:  Village of Ossining, Finance Department 2nd Floor, 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562.  Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am until 4:30 pm.  The phone number for the Finance Dept. is (914) 941-2581.  Payments can also be made on our web site, during the month of July. 



Ossining Firefighters’ Parade scheduled for, Friday, August 6th Step off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Croton and Calam Avenue.  The parade will continue down Croton Avenue to Main Street, then Secor Road and end at the Waterfront.  Be sure to watch the parade and support our hundreds of volunteers! 



Ossining Gospel Assembly presents HIGH SEAS EXPEDITION for kids ages Pre-k through 6th grade!! What is it??  A FREE Vacation Bible School that offers a fun time of crafts, games, songs, creative snacks, movies, and friends.  When::  August 16-20 from 9:00am-12:10pm. Closing ceremony to be held on Sunday, August 22 @ 6pm with a live puppet show and ice cream sundae party!  Call to register or for more information @ 941-0989 or email our youth pastor at  



The Ossining Public Library and Eduscape Associates present College Essay Boot Camp.  A six-hour workshop over 2 nights:  Monday, August 23rd and Tuesday, August 24th from 5 – 8 p.m. in the 2nd floor conference room.  Rising seniors write your college essay with us in two sessions using our successful 6 step process.  You will learn how to Capture the attention of the College Admissions reader.  You will showcase your interest and experiences.  Enlist now!  Register online at  For more information, stop by or call the teen room at 941-2416 ext.336. 



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.



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.”



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!



The Lady With All The Answers, A delightful play about Ann Landers by David Rambo, Starring Carol Eagen Directed by Michael Muldoon.  "The Lady With All the Answers" performed by M&M Productions Acting Company, Inc. at the Ossining Public Library on Thursday, October 14th at 7:30 p.m. in the Budarz Theater.  "Dear Ann Landers"…For decades, renowned advice columnist Ann Landers answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused couples and a multitude of others in need of advice. No topic was off-limits, including nude housekeeping, sex in a motorcycle helmet, the proper way to hang toilet paper, sibling rivalries, addiction and wandering spouses. Landers regaled her readers with direct, insightful and often humorously honest responses. Late on a 1975 night in Landers' Chicago apartment, an ironic twist of events confronts her with a looming deadline for a column dealing with a new kind of heartbreak: her own. As she shares her struggles to complete the column with us, we learn as much about ourselves as we do about the wise, funny, no-nonsense woman whose daily dialogue with America helped shape the social and sexual landscapes of the last half-century. Directed by Michael Muldoon, Carol Eagen will portray the delightful Ann Landers. For more information contact Melinda O’Brien at 914.962.3431 or




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

OSSINING FARMERS MARKET ACCEPTS FOOD STAMPS!  This year, in collaboration with The Open Door Health Center, Community Markets is proud to announce that the Ossining Farmers Market accepts state issued Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, the electronic delivery method for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) also known as the Food Stamp Program. The Ossining Farmers Market, which has been joined by even more vendors for the season, will have EBT access every market day for the duration of the market. The market runs every Saturday from 8:30am to 1pm until December 18th on the corner of Main and Spring Street.  SNAP recipients simply have their card swiped by the terminal operator at the manager’s booth for their desired dollar amount and, in exchange, receive that amount in EBT tokens. These tokens will be issued in $1 increments for use with participating vendors throughout the farmers market. The market will also offer cooking demonstrations and recipes to make buying and preparing healthy, local food easier for SNAP recipients.


The market features fresh local, certified organic produce, artisinal organic breads, fish, meat, eggs, cheese, herbs, baked goods and specialty foods, 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:



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



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