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OSSINING WEB BLAST 9-2-2010
Release Date: September 02, 2010

Westchester County launched its Home Energy Assessment program on September 1st.  The program will be offering limited free home energy assessments for 2,000 Westchester County residents on a first come first serve basis.  The assessments will be offered by a team of Home Energy contractors from:

v  Bright Homes Energy Ideas v  Comfort Solutions v  Green Star Energy Solutions

v   All HVAC Service v  Bright Home Energy Solutions v  Franszoso Contracting.

 Home owners are eligible for the program if they meet all of following criteria:

      a.       The prospective Client’s property must be located in Westchester County.

      b.      The person calling the Call Center must be the owner of the property.

      c.       The prospective Client’s dwelling must be 4,000 square feet or less.

Homeowners will be directed to call 211 for an appointment beginning September 1 to May 31, 2011.  A representative will screen the prospective homeowners to determine whether they qualify for a free home energy assessment and answer any questions.  An authorized contractor will then call the homeowner within 24 hours to schedule an appointment.

  

 

Landlord -Tenant Relations Council Seeking New Members

The Village Landlord-Tenant Relations Council currently has three open positions for new members, two tenant representative vacancies and one landlord representative vacancy.  The Council, a volunteer body consisting of seven appointed members, works to conduct research into community housing problems; formulate programs to improve landlord-tenant relation; accumulate statistical information on available housing accommodations; counsel the Board of Trustees on landlord-tenant problems and disputes and recommend programs for the solution of same; and resolve problems and disputes between landlords and tenants through mediation and discussion at meetings of the Council. The Landlord Tenant Relations Council meets once a month.  Interested parties should forward a letter of interest to Assistant Village Manager, Christina Papes at 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, New York 10562 or to cpapes@villageofossining.org no later than September 30th. 

 

 

Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam is seeking volunteers to visit homes, nursing homes or hospitals, provide a listening ear, a brief respite for a family caregiver, or help with an errand.  Volunteers can also help them with their adult bereavement program and their children’s grief group, The Caring Circle.  Volunteers also assist with behind the scenes office work and fund-raising efforts.  The next training sessions for volunteers will be held on Saturday, October 23rd, October 30th and November 6th from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Pre-registration is required!  To register for Hospice Care, please call Raecheal Schwartz, Volunteer Program Assistant:  666-4228, ext. 165.  To register for the Caring Circle Coordinator 666-4228, ext. 336.  vnahv.org.  

 

 

The Westchester County Board of Legislators celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month celebrating the Culture and Contributions of People of Hispanic Heritage on Tuesday, September 7 at 6:30 in the Westchester County Board Chamber, 148 Martine Avenue, 8th Floor, White Plains.  The Board will present a special proclamation honring E! Centro Hispano, a non-profit social service organization that provides families with outreach, counseling, education, and advocacy programs with the theme “Celebrating the culture and contributions of people of Hispanic heritage”.  Space is limited, so please confirm your attendance by calling 955—4122 or email rsvp@westcheterlegislators.com. 

  

 

The Ossining Recreation Fall Brochure (e-Brochure) is Available On-Line

at www.villageofossining.org click on the Recreation tab.  Program in-person registration will begin on Wednesday, September 8th at 9 a.m. You can register online starting  September 1st at 9am if you go to www.villageofossining.org , open an account and then go to the Community Center to activate the account. If you already have current a Recreation account you are all set, but remember all accounts must be renewed yearly.  For more information call 941-3189.

 

 

Community Singing Group “Old Mill Singers” Invites New Members to Join for its 2010 Holiday Show  The Old Mill Singers invite those who enjoy singing to join us as we prepare for our upcoming show in December, 2010.  With a theme of “Have A Merry…..” the show will include a variety of holiday themed numbers -- from the silly to the sublime – continuing our tradition of just plain having fun as we entertain Westchester County.  They begin rehearsals for their holiday show on Tuesday night, September 7th.  Weekly rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm at St. Paul’s-On-The-Hill Episcopal Church, 40 Ganung Drive in Ossining.  A largely amateur chorus, The Old Mill Singers tackle most styles of music – pop, jazz, Broadway, folk, ethnic, novelty acts and even some original numbers composed by their members.  They may do a little bit of classical, but unlike most local choral groups their focus is on lighter fare.  They have no formal auditions so if you like to sing, come give us a try and sit in on a rehearsal. The ability to read music is not required - just the ability to sing in tune in a group.  President John Massey says, “I probably couldn’t get into most of the choruses in Westchester County, but director Gary Bratt has the skill to take a hodge-podge of just plain folks and make us sound good.”  In fact, that is a hallmark of who we are – an eclectic mix of some very good singers and some just very good people – who like to have fun with music and with each other.  Gary Bratt has been the director for most of the nearly forty years they’ve been around.  They now have about sixty active members, men and women of all ages and from all walks of life.  Also, there is a separate children’s chorus so Old Mill is truly a family affair.  In addition to their semi-annual concerts, The Old Mill Singers perform at community functions and local nursing homes.  This year we are again scheduled to sing a portion of our holiday concert in the lobby of the Met Life Building in New York City, entertaining commuters as they head for Grand Central Terminal.   See us on the web at www.oldmillsingers.org or on Facebook.  Prospective members should contact our Membership Chairman, Sharon Brana at oldmillsingers@gmail.com or 914 762-3765.  

 

 

Ossining Youth Hockey Association Fall Roller Hockey Season Registration will be held in person on Saturday, September 11 from 10 a.m. – Noon and Tuesday, September 14 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining.  To register by mail or email visit their website at OYHAinfo.org.  For information contact Jean Leddy at jmleddy3660@hotmail.com.

 

 

Kick off the new school year on Saturday, September 11th with the eighth 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. Registration is open now - visit ossiningmatters.org to register online or to download a mail-in form. Check-in and register at the Ossining Community Center 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. on the 11th.  Run begins at 9 a.m.  All ages.  For more information visit our website or call  914-510-9320. Don’t miss this fun community event!

 

 

Gift Shop Re-Opens!  The Lantern Gift Shop, located on the grounds of St. Paul's-on-the-Hill (Episcopal) Church will start the fall season on Saturday, September 11. New merchandise is arriving. Come visit the shop. It will be open that day from 10 AM to 3 PM.  Regular shop hours—10 AM to 1 PM—will resume on Saturday, September 18.  The church and its Lantern Gift Shop are 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: www.stpaulsonthehill.org. The Lantern shop is adjacent to the church at the Ganung Drive entrance.

 

Teatown Events: 

- Saturday, September 11, 9:30 am – 11:30 am      FALL MUSHROOM HIKE

ALL WELCOME. Join Dianna Smith, from the Connecticut-Westchester Mycological Association, on this walk to locate and identify fall mushrooms.

-Saturday, September 11, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm       CANOE THE CROTON

ADULTS. Take a scenic paddle through tidal marshes and past rocky outcrops where the original Tarzan movies were filmed. On the way, look for herons, eagles, egrets and other wildlife. Bring water, lunch, sunscreen and a hat. Be prepared to get wet. Canoeing experience is necessary. Meet at Teatown to carpool to the put-in site. Members $10, Non-Members $20 per person.

-Sunday, September 12, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm     SUNDAY ANIMAL ADVENTURES

CHILDREN. Who are Teatown’s best ambassadors? The animals in our collection – that’s who! Each session will feature the natural history, conservation status and ecological connections of a local species. For children of all ages, little ones must be 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.)

 

 

Ossining Historical Society Antiques & Collectibles Fair and Flea Market – Big Fun!  Sunday, Sept. 12 (raindate Sept. 18), 196 Croton Ave., Ossining, 10-5 PM.  For additional information call: 914-941-0001.  



Live “Oldtimey” Fiddle Band Concert featuring Harry Bolick and Wahoo at the Library The Ossining Public Library presents a live concert of “oldtimey” fiddle music featuring master-fiddler, Harry Bolick, and his band, Wahoo. The concert will take place on Sunday, September 12 at 3:00 pm in the Budarz Theater located in the library. The concert is free and all are welcome.  A thirty year veteran of the New York ‘Oldtimey’ music scene, fiddler Harry Bolick has mastered a variety of local fiddling styles from the southern states in a multitude of differing tunings, and has collected and composed a large number of contemporary fiddle tunes in traditional styles. 

 

 

EAC Positions Available

The Village Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) currently has three open positions for new members. The EAC, a volunteer body consisting of nine appointed members, works to raise awareness of environmental issues within the Village through education and outreach initiatives. It is also charged with administering the Village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) for development west of Route 9 to ensure the protection of coastal habitat areas and to guide future development in the waterfront area so that environmental concerns are taken into account. The EAC is also designated as an interested agency under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) for the review of Environmental Impact Statements.

The EAC meets on the first Wednesday of every month. In addition to its regular review of applications, the EAC releases a quarterly environmental newsletter as well as public service announcements on issues of environmental importance. The Village EAC also plans and runs an informational booth at the annual Ossining Village fair.  EAC members also regularly participate with the Teatown Lake Reservation’s Environmental Leaders Learning Alliance (ELLA) initiative.

Village residents with a background in land use law, physical sciences, and related fields and those with an interest in environmental issues as they relate to the Village are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested parties should forward a letter of interest to Assistant Village Manager, Christina Papes at 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, New York 10562 or to cpapes@villageofossining.org no later than September 15th. 

 

 

The Institute for End User Computing, Inc., an Ossining based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, would like to get in contact with any public or private school educators or home schooling parents in the area who will be teaching students about computer science and programming in the fall. The Institute is most interested in learning what topics educators plan to cover and would like to offer its assistance in identifying educational resources for them to use with their students.  You can find them on the web at http://www.ieuc.org and reach them via email sent to info@ieuc.org if you would like to participate in this outreach project or if you have any questions. Area students at all levels interested in computer science and programming are also invited to contact The Institute.

 

 

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 communityhelpinghandsossining@gmail.com. Or call CHH at 914-346-7773.  New volunteers are welcome.

 

 

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!  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: www.communitymarkets.biz. The Ossining Farmers Market now accepts (EBT) food stamps.  Stop by the manager’s tent with your card.

 

 

 

New York Artisan, Jamie Ross, to Lead Art Workshop at Ossining Public Library  Noted New York artisan, Jamie Ross, will lead a workshop where she will teach participants the craft of watercolor tissue paper art collage and painting. The workshop will take place on Saturday, September 11, at 12:00 noon.   Each participant in the workshop will complete a finished work of tissue art. Landscape scenery and abstract paintings are themes that will also be discussed. Materials for the workshop will be provided.  Jamie Ross is an artist and illustrator, whose work has been published in many national magazines, including Reader's Digest and Playboy. She has appeared on the NBC News program "Wednesday's Child" with Janice Huff, where she conducted a print making art workshop with several children who were featured for adoption. Ms. Ross was recently invited to give a lecture and present her illustrations at the National Art League. She has designed and taught art workshops for children, teens and adults throughout the five boroughs of New York City and Westchester County and New Jersey. She was awarded the “Lifetime Arts” grant in 2009 and again in 2010 to present a series of painting programs for senior adults.  The workshop is open to all and is free.

Hudson Chorale Welcomes New Members

 

 

The Hudson Chorale - a newly-formed chorus resulting from the merger of the Westchester Concert Singers and the Choral Arts Society, two of the oldest choruses in Westchester County – is welcoming new members for its 2010-2011 season.  Singers in all voice parts (S, A, T, B) are invited to join Westchester’s largest mixed-voice choral group for an exciting inaugural season.  The chorus’s goal is to provide both audience members and singers with the best possible experience in choral singing; its repertoire will range from the great masterpieces to contemporary compositions.  The new group’s first concert will take place Sunday, January 23rd (venue to be determined) and will feature the magnificent Brahms Requiem plus other works inspired by the writings of Walt Whitman and Dante.  Singers looking for a new or additional choral family are encouraged to consider the Hudson Chorale.  Michael Conley, Music Director of the Choral Arts Society for the past four years, will continue as the director of the Hudson Chorale.  Mr. Conley enjoys a multi-faceted career as a conductor, composer, pianist, organist and singer.  In addition to serving as Music Director of the Hudson Chorale, Mr. Conley is the Music Director of the West Village Chorale and Judson Memorial Church in Manhattan, and is the Director of the High School Chorus at the Dalton School in New York City.  Rehearsals for the upcoming season will begin on Monday, Sept. 13 from 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm and will take place in Scarborough.  “Singer-friendly” auditions will be held on Mondays, Sept. 13 and 20, 2010, prior to rehearsal.  To receive additional information and/or to schedule a time for an audition, contact Jeanne Wygant at JeanneWygant@aol.com or call (914) 478-0074.

 

 

Presenting the Films of Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger The Associates of the Ossining Public Library announce a free film series featuring the films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger that will begin on Wednesday, September 15, at 7:00pm, and will continue with one film each month through December. Each film is free to attend will be shown in the Budarz Theater located in the Ossining Public Library.

The films being shown in the series are I Know Where I’m Going” from 1945, starring Joan Webster which will be shown on Wednesday, September 15, Stairway to Heaven” from 1946 starring David Niven and Kim Hunter shown on Wednesday, October 13, Black Narcissus” from 1947 starring Deborah Kerr and David Farrar showing on Wednesday, November 3, and The Red Shoes” from 1948 starring Jean Short and Marius Goring showing on Wednesday, December 1. Each film starts at 7:00pm.   Michael Powell was born and raised in Canterbury, England, and learned the craft of filmmaking by working various jobs at the studios of Denham & Pinewood, working his way up to producer on a series of short films made to fulfill quota agreements between Britain and America during the years between the wars. He eventually met and teamed up with Emeric Pressburger and under the banner of “The Archers” shared joint credit for an important series of films through the 1940s and 1950s. Powell’s film work has been an influence on modern filmmakers such as Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese.  Emeric Pressburger was born in Hungary and educated at the Universities of Prague and Stuttgart. Prior to WWII, he worked on films for the UFA (the German film industry) in Berlin as well as in Paris. Being Jewish, he managed to escape WWII Germany and found sanctuary in London where he eventually met Michael Powell. Together as “The Archers”, Pressburger often showed a deep understanding of the British, even though on arrival in England he spoke almost no English.

The four films that comprise this series represent some of the most important and finest work of the filmmaking duo and serve to illustrate some of the best of what Hollywood produced in the 1940s and 1950s. The series, presented by the Associates of the Ossining Public Library, is moderated by Mark Hassklar. Mr. Hassklar served as Director of the Chappaqua Public Library where he moderated a very successful and long-running fim series. The Powell & Pressburger film series is curated by Bonnie Katz. The series is open to everyone and is free. For information, call 914-941-2416.

 

 

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Hosts a Forum on Property Tax Relief Shrinking School Budgets Through Sharing and Consolidation, on Thursday, September 16th   From 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor with:  Jonathan Drapkin- Executive Director, Pattern for Progress; Charles Zettek Jr.-Vice President and Director of Government Management Services, Center for Governmental Research; John Clarkson-former Executive Director, State Commission on Local Government Efficiency and Competitiveness and Dr. Joseph L. Natale-Director, Advisory Solutions, New York State School Boards Association.  Some school districts in the area are seeing declining enrollment, lower state aid, and increased difficulty getting budgets passed with ever-growing property taxes. This forum is an opportunity to discuss what is often considered highly controversial.  Hopefully it will offer insight about ways other states have approached education financing, and what we can do to continue to offer the excellent educational programs and high standards we are known for in Westchester and Putnam Counties, and New York as a whole. These panelists have all been involved with studies within New York State and beyond that analyzed areas schools can look to for savings.  There will be an opportunity for Q & A following the panel discussion.

 

 

A special meeting of the Ossining Lions Club will be held Thursday, September 16th.  The purpose of this meeting is to award Donna Sharrett with the Robert J. Uplinger Award.  This award is given to people who have made an outstanding contribution to their community.  Donna Sharrett has a passion for organic gardening and has been instrumental in the development of the Ossining Community Garden in Cedar Lane Park.  Congratulations to Donna and we thank you for your service to our community!

 

 

Eduscape Associates Inc. presents a College Planning Workshop “Parent University – Navigating the College Process”  Workshop I:  “Ready…Set…Go!”  Career Exploration, High School Transcripts & Course Selection, College Planning and Visits, Using the Web.  Discussion Topics:  The Career Interest Inventory:  A gateway to the College Exploration process; What are they looking for?  How to make you and your High School Transcript credentials appealing to colleges; Make a “real” list of prospective colleges based on personality, interest, GPA and Test Scores; Pack you bags and prepare for the Campus Tour.  To be held on Monday, September 20th 6:30 – 8:30 at the Mt. Pleasant Library, Tuesday, September 21 6:30 – 8:30 at the Ossining Public Libray, and Tuesday, October 5 from 6:30 – 8:30 at the Briarcliff Library.  Registration is Free.  Register Online Now at www.eduscapeassociates.com.  Questions  Call Gayle Marchica at Eduscape Associates 941-4148 or info@eduscapeassociates.com. 

 

 

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.”

NMRA Metro North Division The Metro North Division of the NMRA will be meeting in the New Canaan Historical Society over this Fall and Winter.

Their meetings are scheduled for October 2, October 30, November 20, and in 2011, for January 15, March 19 and May 21. Most meetings consist of two seminars on various aspects of model railroading and then layout visits to local model railroaders.

 

 

Ossining Recreation and Parks Department Presents Friday Night Movie Series at the Community Center.  The film series will focus on current environmental issues.  Popcorn is free, bring your own drinks and learn about current issues facing us such as “Bad Eggs.” 

This is primarily focused towards adults but mature children are welcome to attend.  John Bell will be hosting the series.  Films are approximately 1 to 1.5 hrs in length.  If you bring snacks plan on sharing.  WE like snacks especially ones from the organic community gardens.  This is a free series.  Food Inc. will be shown on September 17TH AT 7:30PM; The End of Suburbia, October 15th at 7:30PM; The 11th Hour, November 12th at 7:30PM; and The Power of Community, December 10th at 7:30PM.

 

 

Maryknoll International Film Festival and Discussion The Painted Veil, Sept. 17, 7:30 P.M.

The first offering of the 2010-2011 Maryknoll International Film Festival, sponsored by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, will be shown on Friday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m., at the Maryknoll Mission Center, 55 Ryder Rd., in Ossining.   The series of nine monthly offerings titled, Life through Death: Self-giving Love and the Joy of Reconciliation, begins with The Painted Veil, a 2007 China-U.S.-Canada film from director John Curran.  Each film in the series is introduced by a Maryknoll missioner who will facilitate a brief discussion following the screening. More information is available at:  www.maryknoll.org/filmfest.  For more information 941-7590.  All are welcome.  Admission is free.  Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers –formally known as the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America—was founded in 1911 with the support of the Bishops of the United States to be the chief mission outreach of the American Church.  We are currently serving the Church –especially among the poor-- in 27 countries worldwide.  For more information consult the World Wide Web at www.maryknollsociety.org

 

 

Ossining Food Pantry Annual Celebration Sunday, September 19,  5 pm to 8 pm.  The event will be graciously hosted by Dr. Michael and Mrs. Clorissa Gioscia in the garden of their Westchester home.  Join us for wine, hors d'oeuvres, raffle and live music at this End of Summer Swing Fling.  Park at the Todd Elementary School in Briarcliff Manor and take the free shuttle bus to the party. Request for donation is $30 per person and can be paid at the door. For further information call 914-762-5510.

 

 

Classical Guitarist, Bret Williams In Concert at the Ossining Public Library  The Ossining Public Library presents a live concert of classical guitar music featuring Bret Williams, one of today’s rising stars of the classical guitar. The concert will take place on Sunday, September 19 at 3:00 pm in the Budarz Theater located in the library. The concert is free and all are welcome.  Bret Williams has been acclaimed as one of the most talented young classical guitarists performing in the United States.  For more information on the artist go to his website at www.bretwilliamsguitar.com.

 

 

The Library Board of Trustees of the Ossining Public Library will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, September 20, at 6:30pm. Open to the public, the meeting will take place in the library’s conference room. The Ossining Public Library is located at 53 Croton Avenue in Ossining. For information, call 914-941-2416.

 

 

Banned Books Week Movie Presentation of to Kill a Mockingbird at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library The classic movie, To Kill A Mockingbird, will be shown on the big screen at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library on Tuesday, September 21st from 6:30-9:00 pm.  The movie is based on the groundbreaking and controversial novel written by Harper Lee.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of its publication.  The showing of the movie is also in recognition of this year’s Banned Books Week.  Banned Books Week, sponsored by the American Libraries Association, “highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States” (ALA website).  Since its publication, To Kill A Mockingbird  has been challenged and banned from several libraries (mostly in schools) due to issues with the language and theme of the book.  The most recent challenge occurred in 2009.  This movie is free and is appropriate for those 14 years of age and older.  Registration is recommended.  Please call the Library at 941-7072 or e-mail the Reference Librarian, Shelley Glick, at sglick@wlsmail.org.


Ossining Thursday Evening Book Discussion with John Hawkins The Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group will meet on September 23 at 7:00pm, at the Ossining Public Library.  For September, the group reads and discusses the bestseller, WHEN THE CHEERING STOPPED: THE LAST YEARS OF WOODROW WILSON, by Gene Smith. Smith’s detailed account of Wilson’s last years has remained the seminal work covering this important period in the life of America’s 28th President for the 46 years since it was originally published in 1964.

In the aftermath of the Paris peace conference, Wilson took his case for the Versailles Peace Treaty and related League of Nations on a cross-country trip to the American people. Nervous exhaustion led to a physical collapse, illness and months of isolation from the public. The U.S. Senate never ratified the treaty. Woodrow Wilson presided over many of the most sweeping changes to impact our country in the 20th century. The discussion is moderated by Collection Development Librarian, John Hawkins.

 

 

The next Conservation Café, “Coyotes in Suburbia”, is scheduled for Friday, September 24 , 8:00 a.m. to 10:30  a.m. at the Kessel Student Center at Pace University in Pleasantville, NY, entrance 3 off of Rte. 117 (for directions please visit  http://www.pace.edu) or visit the website at  http://parks.westchestergov.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1995&Itemid=4452.  We hope that you will be able to join us for this informative program. Please call (914) 864-7326 or reply to mqs5@westchestergov.com by Wednesday,  September 22.  Feel free to forward this invitation to anyone who may be interested in attending. Carpooling is encouraged.  Help save the environment, bring your own coffee mug!

 

 

The OHS Class of 1990 is looking for OHS 1990 alumni to get the word out that they are having their 20 year reunion.  Here are the details:  Date - Saturday, September 25, 2010, Time - 7pm - 10pm plus an after party until...whenever Place - Karma Lounge of Westchester - Ossining Cost - $60pp - includes a full buffet dinner, open bar, music, dessert and after party RSVP - to OHS1990@hotmail.com with your name and the name of any guests you will bring and you will receive an Evite link for payment options.  Payment and RSVP deadline is September 17th. 

 

 

Holy Ossining!   Continues…..Tour Ossining’s Sacred Spaces and Peaceful Places - Dale Cemetery & The Congregation Sons of Israel Burial Ground Ossining’s Dale Cemetery was established in 1851.  It is the final resting place of Revolutionary and Civil War Veterans, Elected and Appointed Officials, a renowned Jazz Musician, other prominent Ossining residents and many others who never made headlines but who made Ossining a better place.  In addition, our tour will make a stop at Ossining’s little-known Jewish Burial Ground, established at the turn of the 20th century.  The tour will take place on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 12:30 PM.   Meet at Ossining Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining.  You will be taking a van to these sites so please reserve your spot.  This will be the third tour in the Holy Ossining series.  Previous tours included several local churches and historic sites.  Supporters:  Ossining Historical Society Museum, Ossining Parks & Recreation Department.  Contact: Miguel Hernandez at 914-941-4920 or miguel.hdz@verizon.net.

 

 

Career Planning Workshop hosted at the Ossining Public Library  The Library is hosting a free, one day career planning workshop that will take place on Saturday, September 25 from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. The workshop is free and is open to all adults.  If you have ever wanted to understand how to assess yourself to achieve a good career fit, learn about good sources of career information that are available or become the manager of your own career path in today’s changing world, then this workshop is for you.  The workshop is lead by WEBS career counselors that are highly qualified professionals with many years of experience working with adults on career development issues. Many counselors also work at college adult education centers, in agency counseling programs, or hold private practices. This workshop is supported by a legislative grant from the Office of State Senator, Suzi Oppenheimer, and presented by the Westchester Library System’s Career & Educational Counseling Service. For information about the workshop, call 941-2416 extension 315.

 

 

Attention Town of Ossining Residents!  Back to school time also means School Tax bills are also becoming due.  Ossining and Briarcliff Manor School Tax is Due September 30th.  If you did not receive a bill, call Gloria Fried, Receiver of Taxes at 762-8790.

 

 

Tachs Exam Prep Course All Fall 2010 8th Grade Students Welcome Prepare with Eduscape Associates for the Test for Admissions to Catholic High Schools.  Examination will be held  November 5, 2010.  5 Prep Class Sessions, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.  Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Place:  St. Ann’s School, 16 Elizabeth Street, Ossining, 941-0312.  Register online now at www.eduscapeassociates.com.  Questions?  Contact Gayle Marchica, Eduscape Associates Test Prep & Tutoring 941-4148, info@eduscapeassociates.com.

 

 

Ossining Public Library Offers Free Career & Educational Counseling Seminar  The Ossining Public Library in conjunction with the WEBS Career and Educational Counseling Service, is once again offering a free eight-week career counseling seminar for adults called “Managing Your Career in Changing Times”.  Unemployment statistics in the USA remain at levels not seen since the Great Depression of the 1930’s and analysts forecast a slow recovery to the national job-market. Finding work in today’s economy can be very hard and very discouraging.  The Ossining Public Library is happy to partner with WEBS and offer this seminar which will equip those who attend with the right tools to land the best job possible.  WEBS helps participants assess themselves, obtain career and educational information, explore career options and market themselves. Participants will also learn how to use the Internet in their job search. The program is geared to those who are unemployed, changing careers, re-entering the workforce or returning to school. The seminar consists of an orientation session followed by eight group sessions, and one individual session with a career counselor.  Space in the seminar is limited, so registration is required. For seminar dates and to register, or if you have questions, please call WEBS at (914) 674-3612. Space will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

 

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 MMLibraryTheatre@hotmail.com.

 

 

Hope on the Hudson Day, a fundraising day for Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center is scheduled for Saturday, October 16.   Mariondale is seeking vendors and not for profit organizations to participate.  The event will be a large community gathering of vendors, earth friendly and sustainability information, food, music and fun.  For more information go to their website at www.marindale.org.

 

 

OSSINING HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1970 40TH REUNION

Saturday, October 16, 2010

For additional information contact:

Gary Farrell at gpfoss15@aol.com , 914-762-1297 or

 John Crawford at johngcrawford@aol.com, 914-762-1958

 

 

Save the dateOctober 20, at the Ossining Public Library, for “Serving our Aging Community” a Senior Citizen Forum hosted by Westchester Legislator Bill Burton, with speakers and lots of useful information. Details will be available as we get closer to the Forum. Any questions call Lisa Penberthy or Daysi Briones at 914-995-2838.

 

 

Dominican Sisters Family Health Service - Save the date of October 20 for the 18th Annual Mary and Carol Higgins Clark Luncheon and book signing at Abigail Kirsch - Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown.  Tickets are $115 per person.  To RSVP - 941-1710 x-1131 or ssmith@dsfhs.org.

 

 

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