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Release Date: November 04, 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. 



Christmas is Coming!  Order Your Wreaths and Help Support St. Paul’s On-the-Hill Mission and Services!  Once again St. Paul's-on-the-Hill (Episcopal) Church in Ossining is taking orders for gorgeous Christmas wreaths. Sizes range from 10 to 36 inches in diameter. Prices start at $14 (10 inch Plain includes red bow) and $16 (10 inch Decorated) wreaths (actual size is approximately 18 inches in diameter). All prices for all wreath sizes are the same as last year!  Order NOW and check this off your Holiday To-Do List. Your order and payment must be in no later than Monday, November 15, to ensure your wreath is ready for pick-up December 4 or 5. Leave your name and phone number at the church office, Phone: 941-6627, or email: A volunteer will contact you to take your order and tell you how to make payment. 

Eligible for a free turkey at the supermarket and not going to be able to use it?  Consider donating the turkey to Ossining's St. Ann's Church.  St. Ann's prepares over 125 Thanksgiving baskets of food for Ossining residents.  If you would like to donate a turkey, canned veggies, boxed mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn bread mix, canned yams, canned cranberries, or gravy, please bring your donations to St. Ann's Rectory (941-2556), 25 Eastern Avenue, no later than 12:00 noon, Sunday, November 21st.  The rectory is open Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated!



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



Teatown Events: 

-Saturday, November 6, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Composting With Worms

ALL WELCOME. Learn about worm composting and make a worm bin to take home. Material charge - $8/worm bin

-Saturday, November 13, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm       Tremendous Trees

ALL WELCOME. Trees take all types of shapes and forms, but we hardly see the forest for the trees! Take a closer look at the make-up of the forest by looking at individual trees.

-Sunday, November 14, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm         Story Sunday – Seeds, Seeds, Seeds

CHILDREN. Join us for seasonal stories and activities about nature, animals and ecology. Appropriate for 4 – 7 year olds accompanied by an adult.

-Sunday, November 14, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Sunday Animal Adventures

CHILDREN. Who are Teatown’s best ambassadors? The animals in Teatown’s collection – that’s who! Each session will feature a different animal’s natural history, conservation status and ecological connections. 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.)



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.



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



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.



This Weekend’s Dance Events!  First Friday Milonga will be held on Friday, November 5 from  7:30-11:30 pm.   Admission:  $20 (Refreshments Served)  Tango Lessons With Instructor & DJ Jon Tariq.  Beginner Tango Lesson @ 7:30 pm, Intermediate Tango Lesson @ 8:30 pm.  Milonga from 9:30-11:30 PM! 

First Saturday Salsa & Latin Dance Social will be held on Saturday, November 6 from  7:30-11:30 pm. Admission $15 (Refreshments Served).   Beginner 'On 2' Lesson @ 7:30 pm

Come and get your groove on with DJ Eddie Q this Saturday night playing the best Salsa, Cha Cha, Bachata, Merengue and Hustle! Josie's International School of Dance, 125 Main Street, Ossining, (914) 432-8502,



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.



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.  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 or Jacob Burns Film Center’s website at Tickets may be purchased at the Jacob Burns Film Center box office or online at  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



Ossining Public Library Events…

- Pianist Yen Yu Chen, Sunday, Nov. 7th at 3 p.m. in the Budarz Theater.  This is the 2nd piano concert in our Nadia Reisenberg Young Artist Series.  

- Author Adriana Trigiani will be at OPL on Monday, Nov. 15th at 7:30 p.m. Budarz Theater to discuss her new book titled, "Don't Sing at the Table:  Life Lessons from My Grandmothers."  Adriana will be interviewed by author Mary Murphy, take questions from the audience and sign copies of her book following the program.  Books will be available for purchase and signing provided by the Village Bookstore of Pleasantville.

- Celebrating Readers & Writers at OPL.  The Inaugural event, The Familiar and Strange, is on Tuesday, November 9th at 7:30 p.m. in the Budarz Theater.  The panel discussion will include authors Ben Cheever author of The Good Nanny and Selling Ben Cheever and Esmeralda Santiago of Katonah, author, of America's Dream and When I was Puerto Rican.  The event will be hosted by Bob Minzesheimer of Ossining, Book Critic for USA Today, and Deborah Schupack of Croton-on-Hudson, author of Sylvan Street and The Boy on the Bus.

- On Thursday, November 18th, M&M Productions Acting Company will present the Neil Simon's wildly funny foray into modern relationships, Jake's Women, at 7:30 p.m. in the Budarz Theater.  The play is directed by Larry Schneider who also stars, along with Amanda B. Goodman, Jean Kadela, Carly Lichtenstein, Karen Symington Muendell, and Cathy Romanovitch.

- Learn to Sell (and Buy) on Ebay with local Ebay seller/buyer Susan Longo.  Thursday, November 18th at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room.  If you've ever had any questions, comments or concerns about buying or selling an item online now is the time to tell them.

- Artist Reception for Susan MacMurdy on Sunday, November 14th from 2-4 p.m. in the Gallery.  Susan's paper collages will be on display through November.

- Taking Social Security Seriously.  Larry Luxenberg is a financial advisor and Chartered Financial Analyst who has spent 28 years in the investment world.  He will be at the library on Tuesday, November 16th at 7 p.m. in the Budarz Theater to discuss strategies for maximizing Social Security benefits.

For more information on these or any of our other programs please visit, stop by the library and ask at a service desk or call 914-941-2416.



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 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: 



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



Ossining Fire Department Blood DriveThe 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



Veterans Day Celebration The Central Committee of Organized War Veterans will be conducting a Community Veterans Day Celebration on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, 2010 at Nelson Park.  All are invited to join their simple tribute to the many men and woman that have served our nations armed forces in war and between wars.  The community is also invited to attend a memorial mass at Saint Augustine’s Church, Eagle Bay Drive, Ossining at 10:00 a.m.



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.



Trinity Episcopal Church will again pay tribute to all who served our nation in uniform or as civilians during wartime with our annual Veteran’s Day Dinner. They will have a WWII jeep parked at attention in our courtyard. Trinity's Parish Hall will welcome the "Andrews Sisters," "Rosie The Riveter," and some military re-enactors to set the mood for the festivities, which will include music of the WWII period. Their usual excellent food and drink will be served. The Dinner is on Saturday, November 13th at 4 pm. Tickets for the general public are $20; Seniors and children under 12 $10; Veterans $5. RSVP to or 941-0806



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.



‘America’s  Got Talent’ Begins Auditions for Season Six NBC’s top-rated summer series “America’s Got Talent” begins its nationwide search for the hottest and most unique performers to compete in the upcoming sixth season of the talent competition series. The series' producers are challenging potential contestants to showcase their talents in 90 seconds and all performers are welcome. This includes musicians, dance crews, magicians, contortionists, comedians, singers, jugglers, animal acts , and everything in between -- who want to perform for America’s votes and the coveted $1 million prize.  Details for the New York open auditions are as follows:  Sunday, November 14 and Monday, November 15

Location: Jacob Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001

Prospective participants are welcome to visit to pre-register and for information on upcoming cities Atlanta, Seattle and Houston.  Open to talent of any age, “America’s Got Talent” offers a unique chance for anyone to perform on a nationwide variety show. Contestants who pre-register at will be kept up-to-date with the most current information.  Please also visit, and for more up-to-date information and news.  The series is a celebration of the American spirit, featuring a colorful array of aspiring stars, including singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists, all vying for their chance to strut and perform on stage hoping to win America's hearts – and the $1 million prize. 



Maryknoll Speakers Series:  Founder of Justfaith Ministries Explains How to Expand Commitment to Social Ministry  Changing People To Change The World: The JustFaith Story Jack Jezreel, founder of JustFaith Ministries, will present Changing People to Change the World as part of the Maryknoll Speakers Series at the Maryknoll Mission Center, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, 55 Ryder Road, Ossining, on Sunday, November 14, at 2:30 p.m.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested and can be made by contacting Colleen Brathwaite at or 914-941-7636, extension 2445. Additional information and directions can be found at  Mr. Jezreel will discuss how he evolved a social justice formation program at a small church in Louisville, Kentucky, into JustFaith Ministries about 20 years ago. JustFaith, in conjunction with partners, provides introductory workshops, curricula, resources and support services to enable participants to be agents of God’s compassion and healing in a wounded world.  After 25 years in parish ministry, Mr. Jezreel directed his attention to transformative education, mostly focused on ways to encourage Catholic parishioners to become engaged in outreach and social change.  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.



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.



The Northern Westchester Model Railroad Club's MODEL CONTEST – The club started its first model contest this year and continues with help and review at the next meeting in November. We are offering N and HO kits to build from N Scale Architect and N Scale Architect has offered to award a $50 Gift Certificate to the first place winner and a $25 Gift Certificate to the second place winner. Come on down and test your skills.
The club has its next monthly meeting Thursday, November 18, 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 and participate in the modeling contest, please call Hank Teller for all details 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.”



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.



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 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:  



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, Briarcliff Manor Recreation and Parks, 48 Macy Road, Briarcliff Manor. To sign up, call: 914-941-6560, email: Website:



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  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.



HAVE A MERRY….The Old Mill Singers, your local community chorus based in Ossining, announces that their holiday concert will be held on Friday and Saturday, December 3rd and 4th, 2010, at Ossining High School.  This concert - entitled HAVE A MERRY…. –will include a variety of holiday themed songs – from the silly to the sublime – continuing their tradition of just plain having fun as they entertain.  Some selections are “Christmas Tide – a Medley of Christmas Carols,” “Fruitcake,”  “Hanukkah Nagila,” and Haydn’s “The Heavens are Telling.”   Santa will be coming with some elves. They may do a little bit of classical, but unlike most local choral groups, their focus is on lighter fare.  Show time is 8:00 PM both evenings and tickets can be purchased at the door at $5 for children up to age 12, $10 for senior citizens, and $15 for other adults.  The Old Mill Singers was founded in 1970 as the Phelps Arts Society to provide music for hospital patients during the holiday season, and continues to perform in nursing homes, at Rosary Hill, at community events, and at holiday time at the Met Life Building to entertain commuters as they head for Grand Central Terminal.  Twice each year, in December and June, public performances are given at Ossining High School.  They gladly welcome new members.  The only requirements for membership are the ability to sing in tune and dedication to the community within the chorus and at large.  Auditions are not required. As their director Gary Bratt says, “Join as long as you can carry a tune in a bucket.” They now number about sixty members, coming from all walks of life, and ranging in age from the teens to the eighties.  Their associated children’s chorus performs at their public concerts so Old Mill is truly a family affair.  Plan on attending our December concert.   There is convenient free parking, handicapped accessibility, free refreshments, and lots of fun.  See them on the web at and Facebook or contact our Membership Chairperson Sharon Brana at or 914-762-3765.



Ossining High School To Host Career Day, Wednesday, December 8, 2010 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.  They NEED your help!  On December 8th Ossining High School is having a Career Day. They have many wonderful presenters BUT, Thye still need more.  If you would like to share your career with the students, please contact: Lorie Melomo at the high school, 762-5760 ext 318 or email at:   Some careers we’d love to have: Architects, Doctors, Dentist, Consumer products….



The Ossining Public Library continues the second season of the film series, THE LAW THROUGH FILM, with the screening of the film 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.



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: 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


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.  


·        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.


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