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OSSINING WEB BLAST 10-28-2010
Release Date: October 28, 2010

Orchid Condominiums at 73 Spring Street in Ossining:  One-bedroom condominiums $130,000, two-bedroom condominiums $160,000.  Maximum Income Limits Apply ($58,600 -$83,800, based on number of persons in household.)  Why rent when you can own your own home, for more information please call IFCA 941-5252.  Applications are available. 

 

 

The Ossining Public Library presents Stanley Kramer's classic film Inherit the Wind,  based on the true story of a teacher who was arrested in 1925 for teaching Darwin's theories of evolution. This four-time Academy nominated film brilliantly uses real trial transcripts.  Today's public school teachers are allowed to teach evolution only; the teaching of "intelligent design" has been established as unconstitutional. ("Intelligent Design" argues that Darwin's natural selection can not sufficiently account for the complexity of life.)   Are we keeping religion out of our schools by not allowing any discussion of "Intelligent Design"?  Are we now guilty of the same restriction of freedom of thought that occurred in 1925?  After viewing the film, Alexandra Lehmann of Lehmann & Lehmann Legal Communications will modrate a discussion in which they explore these questions.  Directed by Stanley Kramer, Starring: Spencer Tracy, Frederic March, Gene Kelly & Dick York.  Thursday, October 28th at 6:30 P.M. in the Budarz Theater.

 

 

Village of Ossining Policemen’s Benevolent Association Food Drive To Benefit The Ossining Food Pantry.  Monday October 25th – Sunday November 21st Make a difference in your own community this fall by donating non-perishable food items.  Sponsored by:  The Village of Ossining PBA.  A Drop Box will be Located on the first floor of the Municipal Building, 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining

 

 

The Town of Ossining is soliciting volunteers to help senior citizens with leaf collection and snow removal.  If you would like to volunteer or if you have any questions, please contact the Supervisor’s Office at 762-6001.  If you are a senior citizen in Ossining that needs assistance with leaf collection and snow removal or has questions about the program, please contact the Supervisors Office at 762-6001.

 


T.B. Flats Affordable Condominiums Open House Friday, October 29th from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at 135-139 Main Street.  The condominiums are 12 unique one and two bedroom condominiums at 135-139 Main Street and feature open and unique floor plans, energy star appliances, high ceiling & arched windows, private storage space, convenient to Metro North train and Bee Line buses, walk to shopping, restaurants, community facilities, bike and walking trails nearby.  Maximum income limits apply, 3% down-payment. For application and additional information call the Housing Action Council at 332-4144 or email hac@affordablehomes.org.    

 

 

Ossining Booster Club Announces Boot Camp is back!  During the month of July the Booster Club and Ossining AYSO sponsored a Boot Camp which was enjoyed by kids and adults.  Many of you missed the comradely and our task master - Luis Iglesias.  Well... Luis has organized a once a week BOOT CAMP at AMD Football Field - Saturdays from 7:30am-8:30am.  Booster Members - $10.00 per session, Non-Members - $20.00 per session.  Sessions are every Saturday until it gets to cold!!!  Then we head indoors to the Ossining Recreation Center on Sunday mornings.  If you have questions please email kyiglesias@yahoo.com   Let's keep Ossining active and healthy!  For more information about the Ossining Booster Club go to http://www.ossiningboosters.org

 

 

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 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. The meetings start at 9:30AM. Here’s a link for more up to date info:  http://www.metronorthnmra.org/.   Seminar topics for the October 30th are:
First Clinic - Bob Collett , and his Huntington & Hartford layout was one of the early layouts featured in MR and is a prime platform for demonstrating almost every aspect of DCC. Bob will address the first of a number of DCC clinics we will have over this coming year – the Capabilities of DCC. Quite frankly, Bob is one of the most knowledgeable people in the hobby and is renowned for sharing this knowledge with others. Bring a pen and paper and take notes. Bring your questions and receive answers. His layout is open for visitors after the meeting.
The second clinic on Water, Rivers, and Falls will be presented by an enthusiastic modeler in hot pursuit of his MMR, Robert Seckler. Almost all layouts have “water” somewhere, whether in a port setting, a river or stream or tumbling over rocks and boulders. If you ever asked, “how did you do that?” Robert will demo how it’s done. Here too, take notes and maybe a camera to take some pictures. And ask questions.

 

 

Teatown Events: 

-Saturday, October 30, 7:00 pm:  MISCHIEF NIGHT HIKE – All Welcome

Who is making mischief in the Teatown woods? Coyotes may howl, owls may hoot, and bats may swoop! Not suitable for children under 5.

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.)

 

 

Attention Anne M. Dorner Band Students and Parents  The Trinity Youth Ensemble in partnership with Anne M. Dorner Middle School is seeking band students who are interested in joining the Ensemble. The group will perform at various community events in the greater Ossining area throughout the school year. Interested students can either own or rent their own instrument and be committed to attending rehearsals and performances when scheduled.  Rehearsals for the Ensemble are held at Trinity Church on Fridays from 5:00pm to 6:15pm.  For more information please contact Terri Roman at (646) 228-7131 or by email at terrijroman@verizon.net

 

 

Local Lecture on Turkish Rugs Do you know the difference between the Oushak and Dösmealti carpets woven in Turkey, or the difference between Yörük-Nomadic carpets and Hereke carpets, also made in Turkey? Did you know that these and others have been made there for centuries?  Learn about Turkey and its ancient art of handmade rugs in a free lecture, open to the public, that will take place at St. Paul's-on-the-Hill (Episcopal) Church, Ossining, at 3:00 PM on Saturday, October 30.  The lecture by staff members of Istanbul's Aytek Rug Store will be part of a two-day display of carpets and ceramics that will take place at the local church, Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30, from 10:00 to 5:00 PM both days.  A selection of carpets and ceramics will be available for purchase.   Space in the church's parish hall for the lecture is limited, so those planning to attend are urged to phone to make sure seats are available.  The church is at 40 Ganung Drive, Ossining, just east of 9A, off the right side of Rte 133. For directions or other information, call the church office at 941-6627.              

 


The Ossining Public Library continues the second season of the film series, THE LAW THROUGH FILM, with the screening of the film INHERIT THE WIND, on Thursday, October 28 at 6:30pm, in the Budarz Theater located in the library at 53 Croton Avenue, in Ossining. The 1960 film, Inherit the Wind, directed by Stanley Kramer features a star-studded cast that includes Spencer Tracy, Frederic March, Gene Kelly, Donna Anderson and Harry Morgan. Following the film, there will be a discussion focusing on the topic of Intelligent Design.  The film provides the foundation for a discussion about the concept of Intelligent Design. Intelligent Design is a theory that acknowledges evolution yet presumes that there is a “designer” behind it. Intelligent Design avoids naming the “designer” and has been controversial in recent years having been adopted into school curriculum prompting great legal debate. The film and discussion are free and everyone is welcome. Those attending are encouraged to voice their questions and opinions on the issue.   Up-coming films in the series include M.I.L.K. (December 16 at 6:30pm) followed by a discussion about gay marriage.  Together with the Ossining Public Library, Lehmann & Lehmann Legal Communications is sponsoring the second season of the “Law as Seen Through Film”. The series’ mission is to get the community thinking and talking about legal issues that may or may not directly affect them. Great film, past and present, serves as the vehicle to incite participation and discussion. For information, call 721-2416.

 

 

John Hawkins Book Group October Meeting at Ossining Public library  On Thursday, October 28 the Ossining Public Library Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group will discuss "New World Coming: the 1920's and the Making of Modern America" by Nathan Miller (2003). The group will meet at 7:00 pm in the second floor Conference Room. Nathan Miller, award-winning journalist and author, has chronicled the tempestuous decade, known as the Jazz Age, which began in the aftermath of the Great War and ended with the Crash of 1929 and the onset of the Great Depression. John Hawkins will moderate the discussion. Copies of the book may be obtained at the main floor Information Desk. Free. Everyone welcome. For information, call 914-941-2416.

 

 

On October 28th The Charles L. Brieant Community Center - After School Programs for Youth (CBCC) will be having a fund-raising gala at the famed Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown. The CBCC, named after the late Charles L. Brieant, Ossining resident and former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, was established in recognition of his concern for youth. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Harry Smith, Anchor of The Early Show on CBS, the Honorary Chair will be Congresswoman Nita Lowey, and the CBCC Youth Ensemble will be performing at the dinner. For information, please call or email Norman Fulton, Executive Director at 914.941.0000 or brieantcenter@comcast.net

 

 

Concerned about the high cost of college?  Join us for an informational workshop that will enhance your knowledge about college aid planning at the Warner Library in Sleepy Hollow on Thursday, October 28th at 6:30 pm.  Please RSVP to Sandy Wetzel at 914-909-1521 or sandy@sinnottwealthmanagement.com

 

 

Saw Mill River Audubon Upcoming Field Trips and Event…

Saturday, October 30, 8:00 am:  Fall Sparrows and More at Marshlands Saw Mill River Audubon field trip to Marshlands Sanctuary in Rye and the nearby Edith Read Sanctuary. Both sanctuaries offer great fall birding of both winter arrivals among songbirds and waterfowl. Pre-registration required. Please call our office at 914-666-6503 or email us in advance to office@sawmillriveraudubon.org.

 

 

Ossining Chamber & SPCA of Westchester are planning the 1st Annual Harvest Festival......

Saturday, October 30 from 10:00am - 5:00pm on Blue Latern Road and North State Road (behind The Briars Restaurant) in the Towns of Ossining & Briarcliff Manor.  This exciting event will be a day of entertainment, food, vendors and fun all wrapped around a Fall Harvest theme.  Halloween costume contest at 1:00 p.m., 1st Place prize – Ipod Shuffle.  There is a Haunted Bouncy Ride, Food & Family Fun, Entertainment, Face & Pumpkin Painting, Demonstrations, Pumpkin Patch, over 35 vendors, Hand Made Electric Chair, Complimentary Local Business Gift Bag.  Rain date - Sunday, October 31st.  If you have questions regarding the Harvest Festival, Sponsorship opportunities, Chamber Membership or the SPCA of Westchester, please contact the Chamber office at 914-941-0009 or info@ossiningchamber.org.

 

 

COSTUME PARADE NELSON SITTING PARK  - Sunday, October 31th   2pm Line Up

We will line up at Nelson Sitting Park and march from Nelson Sitting Park to Market Square where we will have trophies for the most interesting costumes, free cider and donuts and medals for all who attend. Special awards the twenty best children’s costumes.  Join the parade and show off your costumes. Then march over to the Community Center at 4:30pm for Hotdogs and Cider and then the DARE program from 6pm to 8pm with the Ossining Police Department. We welcome you to come and celebrate Halloween the safe way! Wear your costume, play games, win prizes and candy, be on TV with Johnny G. and Officer Ed Walker and have a great time with all your friends.

 

 

All Hallows Eve Tango!  Sunday, October 31st.  Beginner Crash Course from 1:00-3:00 pm, Intermediate Workshop from 3:00-5:00 pm.  Then join them from 5-9 for our Masquerade Milonga!  Beginner Crash Course:  basic walking, media vuelta, ganchos, boleos,  ochos, lapiz, parada, calesita, barridas, molinetes, castigada.  Taught by Jon Tariq.  Intermediate Workshop:  open and close embrace, fluid movement, musicality with figures, front and back sacadas, ganchos, colgada and volcada (with figures).  Taught by Jon Tariq.  One Workshop - $35 advance; $45 at the door, Two Workshops - $60 advance; $80 at the door.  RVSPS @ (914) 432-8502.  Josie's International School of Dance, 125 Main Street, Ossining, (914) 432-8502.  www.josiedance.com.

 

 

Come out for TRUNK or TREAT on October 31st between 4 p.m. -7 p.m. in the parking lot of Ossining Gospel Assembly (199 Croton Ave).  They will be having candy, games, prizes, roasted marshmallows, hot apple cider, and more!  Whether it's just to stop by or hang out for a bit, it's fun for the whole family!  Hope to see you there!

 

 

The Rotary Club of Ossining cordially invites you to The Annual Election Eve Scholarship Fundraiser, November 1, 2010, 6 – 9 PM for the The Byington Memorial Scholarship,     The Robert J. Huntz Scholarship, The Howard Pinkus Memorial Scholarship and The Albert Moses Scholarship Award.  Plus the Ossining Community Employee of the Year Awards.  Join the Rotary Club for a glass of wine, bottle of beer, soda or coffee and Hors d’oeuvres.  Shattemuc Yacht Club, Westerly Rd, Ossining.  $40 per person, plus 50/50 raffle.  RSVP: judy@duratileandstone.com, Send ticket request and payment to:  Rotary Club of Ossining, PO Box 488, Ossining NY 10562 or Pay at the Door.  100% of the proceeds go into our scholarship fund, support OHS students this year and into the future.

 

 

Teatown Lake Reservation Partners With Scenic Hudson and Jacob Burns Film Center To Screen New Film Series  Teatown Lake Reservation is pleased to announce a collaboration with Scenic Hudson and the Jacob Burns Film Center to screen a new “Focus on Nature” film series in November, 2010.  “Focus on Nature” features a wide variety of environmental and nature films, each followed by a discussion with selected guests. Through a series of compelling nature-related films, the audience will gain a greater understanding of the essential need to conserve nature and live more sustainable.  All films will be screened at Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville.  The opening night film on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, is 180° South: Conquerors of the Useless.” In 1968, Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins drove from California to Patagonia, surfing, rock climbing, and falling passionately in love with that part of the world. Back home, they went on to found progressive outdoor companies
(Patagonia and North Face) and become visionary environmentalists, preserving giant swathes of South American wilderness. This beautiful film interweaves the men’s personal journeys with that of a younger adventurer who was inspired to retrace their steps years later.
The film begins at 7:00pm and will be followed by a Q & A discussion with Fred Koontz, Executive Director of Teatown Lake Reservation, and Ned Sullivan, Executive Director of Scenic Hudson.  As this is the kick-off film for the series, guests will be invited to a reception upstairs in the Jane Peck Gallery following the discussion.  A Children's Matinee, "Fly Away Home," will be shown on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at noon. This Oscar nominated film follows a father and daughter who attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air. The film was loosely based on the real-life experiences of Bill Lishman, a Canadian inventor, artist, and ultra-light aircraft hobbyist.  The film will be followed by at Q & A with Erin Baker, Teatown Environmental Educator.  Teatown Raptor Volunteers will present a live birds of prey demonstration and discuss imprinting in animals.  On Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 7:30pm, "The Practice of the Wild" will be presented.  This is a warm and captivating portrait of the poet Gary Snyder, member of the Beat Generation, Zen Buddhist, and eloquent proponent of ecological sanity. Snyder’s environmentalism is grounded in deep connections with local people, animals, plants, watersheds, and food sources—the “practice” referred to in the title. The film will be followed by a Q & A with Dwight Garner, author and New York Times book critic.

“Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?,” a film about the decline of honeybees, will be screened on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 7:30pm.  From the director of "The Real Dirt on Farmer John" comes this exquisite documentary about the disappearance of the honeybee (colony collapse disorder) and what it may mean for the environment as a whole. Portraying bees as a wondrous barometer of the health of the world, "Queen of the Sun" inquires into the heartfelt struggles of the passionate, often quirky people who keep and study them. A Q & A discussion with the award-winning Director, Taggart Siegel, will follow.  “SoLa, Louisiana Water Stories” is a film about the ecology of Louisiana and its juxtaposition with oil drilling. This film will be screened on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 7:30pm. Rivers, creeks, bayous, swamps, the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico: in southern Louisiana, it’s all about the water. When longtime environmental writer and filmmaker Jon Bowermaster arrived in SoLa in 2008 to document the region’s natural riches—and the corporate riches being made by plundering them—he never guessed that his experience would be capped by the mammoth BP oil spill. This is a lyrical, sobering story of vibrant cultures and fragile ecosystems.  A Q&A with Director Jon Bowermaster will follow.  Mr. Bowermaster's award-winning films include Terra Antarctica, What Would Darwin Think?, Man v. Nature in the Galapagos, and the “Oceans 8” series, which took him around the world by sea kayak.  Information is available on Teatown’s website at www.teatown.org or Jacob Burns Film Center’s website at www.burnsfilmcenter.org. Tickets may be purchased at the Jacob Burns Film Center box office or online at www.burnsfilmcenter.org.  A Film Center discount rate is available to members of Teatown.  Teatown offers a variety of environmental and nature programs for children and adults year-round.  To learn more about our educational programs or to become a member, visit www.teatown.org.

 

 

Maureen Morgan will be the speaker at the Ossining Woman's Club program meeting at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 4, at 2 Lincoln Place, Ossining. The topic will be "Surviving the Future by Revisiting the Past: Relearning Old Skills." Ms. Morgan is a board member of the Federated Conservationists of Westchester County and also writes a bi-weekly column in the Westchester Business Journal entitled "Surviving the Future." A special occasion, the Ossining Woman's Club ninety-first birthday, will also be celebrated at the November meeting. The public is welcome. Further information is available by contacting Jody Israel, 762-3541, or Agnes Johnson, 941-1533.

 

 

Teatown Lake Reservation Announces “First Thursdays” Discussion Group Topics: Focus on Forests  Teatown Lake Reservation holds monthly environmental discussion groups to share in the exploration of environmental issues within and beyond Teatown’s borders.  Held on the “First Thursday” of every month, each discussion group features a different, timely topic.  This fall, the First Thursday discussions focus on issues related to the forest in a series of discussions, Three Tales of Forest Woe: What Went Wrong and What We Can Do About It.

-Thursday, November 4, 2010, 7:30 pm – 9 pm, features “Lurking in the Trees: One Community’s Battle Against the Asian Long-Horned Beetle”.  This discussion, led by Mr. Frank Lowenstein, The Nature Conservancy, presents the challenges faced by the invasion of this destructive beetle and what can be done to mitigate the damage to trees.

-Thursday, December 2, 2010, 7:30 – 9 pm, features “An Insatiable Appetite: White-tailed Deer and the Health of the Local Forest.”  Mr. Mark Weckel, Mianus River Gorge, will lead what is sure to be a lively discussion on the devastation caused by the overabundance of deer and the impact of their eating habits on our local forests.  Participants will discuss the pros and cons of solutions to the deer problem in our area.  “First Thursdays” are held at Teatown Lake Reservation.  Advanced registration is required. Please call Teatown at (914) 762-2912, ext. 110, Tuesday-Sunday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  About Teatown Lake Reservation:  Teatown Lake Reservation is a nonprofit, environmental organization with an 834-acre nature preserve and education center located in the Lower Hudson Valley in the Towns of Yorktown, Cortlandt, and New Castle, New York. Teatown Lake Reservation’s mission is to conserve open space and to educate and involve the regional community in order to sustain the diversity of wildlife, plants and habitats for future generations. We are devoted to conserving biodiversity, teaching ecology and promoting nature-friendly living.

 

 

Ossining Union Free School District Health & Wellness Fair and PTA Winter Coat Sale  Saturday, November 6, 2010, Time:  10am - 2pm at Claremont School, 30 Claremont Road, and AMD Middle School Parking Lot, Ossining.  Fair will include Blood Pressure Screenings, Flu Information, WCDOH, Warm Up Ossining (Free blankets, hats, gloves, scarves), Masons Child Identification & Safety Information, Dental Screenings and Education, Ossining Open Door,  Asthma Education, Fidelis Insurance, Hudson Valley Poison Education Center, TD Bank (Free face painting), Whitsons Food Service, Eat Smart New York!, Ossining Police Department – Child Car Seat Safety Checks, Ossining Fire Department - Fire Truck Tours, OVAC Ambulance Tours, PTA Clothing Sale, and lots more! Questions?   Please Contact:  Alyson Perriott, RN 762-5850 ext. 304.

 

 

Choral Evensong - Sunday, November 7th at 4:00PM - Trinity Episcopal Church, Ossining The choir of Trinity Episcopal Church, joined by choir members of the other local Episcopal churches, will be conducting a Choral Evensong in honor of All Saints' Day.  Admission is free and a festive reception will follow in the Parish Hall.  Trinity Episcopal Church is located in the heart of Ossining at the intersection of Route 9, Main Street, and Croton Avenue (street address is 7 South Highland Avenue) and the parking lot entrance is on Ellis Street.  The choir, under the direction of Dale Bonenberger, Trinity's Director of Music, will be performing the anthems "O thou, the central orb" by Charles Wood and "O how glorious" by Healey Willan, in addition to the "Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis" by Everett Titcomb and the "Preces & Responses" by Charles Wood.  There will also be two grand hymns appropriate for the feast day and Simon Thomas Jacobs of Christ Church, Greenwich, will accompany the choir on Trinity's magnificent pipe organ.  More information can be found at www.trinityossining.org.  Come and hear world-class sacred choral and organ music right in the heart of Ossining!

 

 

Autumn Concert for All Ages  Music lovers of all ages are invited to a FREE CONCERT on Sunday, November 7 at 4pm. It will feature twin grand pianos and the artists Hui-Mei Lin and Bari Mort playing the works of Bach and local Westchester Composers. The actor Denise Bessette will narrate "Carnival of the Animals," a piece that includes instruments playing the swan, the mule, and other mysterious animals. A fun musical afternoon for the whole  family. Briarcliff Congregational Church, 30 South State Rd.  Funded through a generous Heim grant.  For more information: call 914-941-4368 or go to: www.briarcliffchurch.org. 

 

 

A Sense Of Literary Place: Writers Esmeralda Santiago and Ben Cheever will be part of the inaugural event in a series of conversations, "Readers and Writers," to be launched at the Ossining Public Library, Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 pm. The series will feature discussions with authors, book reviewers and publishers about the books we love to read — and why. The Nov 9th discussion will focus on the role of place in literature. Both Santiago ("America's Dream")  and Cheever ("A Good Nanny" and "The Plagiarist") have written novels set in Westchester. The series' hosts are Deborah Schupack of Croton, whose latest novel, "Sylvan Street" is set on a fictional Hudson Valley cul-de-sac, and Bob Minzesheimer of Ossining, a book reviewer for USA Today. More info at www.ossininglibrary.org.

 

 

Ossining Fire Department Blood Drive – The Ossining Volunteer Fire Department will be sponsoring a Blood Drive on Thursday, November 11, 2010 from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Northside Firehouse located at 21 Snowden Ave., Ossining.  Walk-ins are welcomed.  For additional information contact Co-chairmen Frank Sylvester (420-0024) or Rich Wheeler (494-7327).  DONATE BLOOD NOW . . . you may get it back someday

 

 

Ossining Recreation and Parks Department Friday Night Movie Series at the Community Center continues...  The film series focuses 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.  Upcoming films are: The 11th Hour, November 12th at 7:30PM; and The Power of Community, December 10th at 7:30PM.

 

 

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!  St. Paul's-On-The-Hill (Episcopal) Church invites you to "Christmas is Coming," its annual pre-holiday celebration, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 13th.  The church's Lantern Gift Shop will be ready for Christmas, and will have Christmas gifts, ornaments and a variety of unique decorations for sale.  Order forms for Christmas wreathes will also be available.  In addition, a "Soup and Sandwich" Luncheon will be served from 11:30 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M. in the Parish Hall. (Cost per person: $7.00). There will also be "Attic Treasure" tables, home baked holiday food tables, and a raffle of five gift baskets in the Parish Hall.  St. Paul's-On-The-Hill is at 40 Ganung Drive, Ossining, just east of 9A, off Rte 133. For directions or other information, call the church office at 941-6627.  The Lantern shop is adjacent to the church at the Ganung Drive entrance.

 

 

Eduscape Associates, Inc. presents a College Planning Workshop:  Parent University, Navigating the College Process.  “Paperwork…Get on It!”  The College Essay, Resume, Admissions and Application Process.  Discussion Topics:  -Write a College Essay that stands out and enhances the application, -Create a knock-out resume of interests, awards, skills, work experience and community service, -The Application:  Who does what?  Parents, students, Teachers and Counselor, -Get a “head-start” and greater comfort level with Admissions and Applications.  Tuesday, November 16th from 6:30 – 8:30 at the Ossining Public Library.  Registration Fee $35 per family.

 

 

Two Brothers Try To Save Their Failing Italian Restaurant  “Big Night” Is November Feature At International Film Festival By Maryknoll Fathers And Brothers  Big Night will be the featured film for November as part of the 2010-2011 International Film Festival sponsored by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. It will be shown Friday, November 19, 7:30 p.m. at the Maryknoll Mission Center, 55 Ryder Road in Ossining. Admission is free.  Big Night is a 1996 U.S. film from directors Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci. It tells the story of a failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers who gamble on one special night to try to save the business.  The film festival provides nine monthly offerings from September to April. The current series, Life through Death: Self-giving Love and the Joy of Reconciliation, includes an introduction by a Maryknoll missioner and a brief discussion after the screening.  Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is the overseas mission outreach of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States that serves the poor and others in need in 27 countries. During 2011, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers will commemorate its centennial. The theme of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Centennial -- The Gift of Mission – The Maryknoll Journey -- will celebrate the missionary organization as it continues to share God’s love combating poverty, providing healthcare, building communities and promoting human rights.

 

 

How to Self-Publish Fiction and Nonfiction Books, An Information Gathering Lab. This workshop is one big Q&A. An intensive, interactive class where the concentration is on answering your questions about how to self-publish your book from start to finish. Ask questions, express concerns anytime during this class. Among topics we will discuss:  who to hire to self-publish, market and sell your book, online digital publishing, creating an Internet presence, how to price your book. One session, 2hrs. Saturday, November 20, 11:30am-1:30pm. Instructor: award-winning Ossining author Shelley Gilbert, www.shelleygilbert.wordpress.com. Briarcliff Manor Recreation and Parks, 48 Macy Road, Briarcliff Manor. To sign up, call: 914-941-6560, email: srossi@briarcliffmanor.org. Website: www.briarcliffmanor.org

 

 

Collegium Westchester Chorus and Orchestra, under the direction of Eric Kramer, will present a concert on Sunday November 21, 2010, at 8 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Ossining (34 South Highland Avenue, on Route 9 opposite Ossining High School). The program, entitled "Folk Tales," will include Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Bruch’s Fair Ellen, Sibelius’s The Captive Queen, and music for Weber’s Die Drei Pintos by Mahler and Eric Kramer. Admission is free. For more information, call 914-282-8611 or visit www.collegiumwestchester.org.  This event is made possible by the Arts Alive program of ArtsWestchester, with funding from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts.

 

 

The Ossining Farmers Market is open at Market Square! Community Markets 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.

 

 

Ossining Village Board Adopts Combined Leaf Collection (Vacuuming and Biodegradable Bag Collection) Procedures –  As a reminder the Board restored seasonal curbside vacuuming during the autumn season in addition to the year-round weekly collection of bagged organics.  For further information and scheduling see below or call the Dept. of Public Works at 941-4660. 

·         Leaves left curbside for vacuuming should not be raked into gutters or storm drains.

 

Bagged and/or Bundled Yard Waste Collection will occur MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS.

If Your Scheduled Bulk Pick-Up is MONDAY, your Yard Waste will be picked up on TUESDAY.

         If Your Scheduled Bulk Pick-up is TUESDAY, your Yard Waste will be picked up on

MONDAY.

All Bagged Leaves and Yard Waste MUST be placed at the curb in the following manner:

·         A 30-Gallon Biodegradable Paper Bag, Brown leaf & lawn bags may be purchased at the John-Paul Rodrigues Ossining Operations Center for 50 cents per bag, or you can purchase the bags at any home improvement store, supermarket, etc.  

OR

·         Open Trash Bins Clearly Marked “Organic Waste”

·         Branches or  Brush MUST BE BUNDLED and  securely tied with twine.  Bundles may not exceed 4 feet in length or 50 pounds in weight.

 

 

VILLAGE OF OSSINING WATER DEPARTMENT NOTICE

HYDRANT FLUSHING SCHEDULE

The Village of Ossining Water Department will start their semiannual hydrant-flushing program on Sunday evening, October 10, 2010.  Flushing of hydrants will be performed between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. in order to minimize disruptions to our residents.  The entire hydrant-flushing program will take approximately three weeks to complete.  When hydrant flushing occurs close to your home, your water may be somewhat discolored first thing in the morning.  Just run your water for a short period of time and it should clear up.  If the discoloration persists, please notify the Water Department at 941-6111.

 

 

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Submissions included in this listing are intended solely to inform of events and information of general interest to subscribers.  The Village of Ossining does not necessarily endorse or support organizations or entities whose events and / or activities are listed above.  The Village makes no representation as to the accuracy thereof, nor does it assume any liability in  connection with same. P Please don't print this e-mail unless necessary.


 



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