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Release Date: November 10, 2010

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.



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. 



Hot Deal on Old Coolers…Con Edison Launches Refrigerator Recycling

Con Edison customers can cash in by recycling their old, energy-wasting “second” refrigerator, have it removed for free and get $30.  The new program is part of the company commitment to help customers save on their electric bills while helping the environment. Older refrigerators can cost twice as much to run as newer, more efficient models.  “Old refrigerators account for nearly 20 percent of the energy used by the average New York household,” said Cristina Coltro, Manager for residential energy efficiency programs at Con Edison. Con Edison residential electric customers in one-to-four family homes are eligible for the incentives. The company will remove regular-sized second, or extra, refrigerators, which are often kept in garages and basements, at no charge.  Con Edison will arrange to safely dismantle and recycle the energy-guzzling appliance.  At the time of your refrigerator pick-up, the company will also collect and recycle old, inefficient window or wall air conditioners. Con Edison customers will receive $30 for second refrigerators, $35 for window air conditioners and $100 for wall A/C units. The program covers the removal of up to two appliances per type per household.  Appliances must be in working condition in order to be picked-up and recycled.  To schedule a pick-up or inquire about eligibility, visit or call1-800-430-9505.  Con Edison has an energy efficiency program available for almost everyone. For more information, visit  or call Con Edison’s “Green Team” at 1-877-870-6118.



The toy catalogues are out. Excited children will be marking pages and dreaming, watching the first snowflakes and anxiously awaiting the holidays and Santa Claus. How many children's dreams won't be fulfilled this holiday season? Help Open Door Family Medical Centers make a little magic for our young patients. Donate a new, unwrapped toy for children from infants to 14 years old, with a maximum value of $20 to Open Door Holiday Toy Drive. No time to shop? Visit our wish lists at under or under Alicia Ward. Need a little holiday spirit? Come and help Open Door wrap the 3,000 new toys we are working to collect. For more information about how you can help please contact Alicia Ward, Open Door Volunteer Coordinator at 914-502-1468 or



Atria on the Hudson is now accepting inquiries - OPENING IN SPRING 2011  Atria on the Hudson is the next generation in thoughtful, purposeful community living for seniors seeking independent, assisted living, or memory care.  It’s much more than a place to live; it’s a safe, inviting community to call home. Nestled against a wooded backdrop and overlooking the Hudson River, Atria on the Hudson nurtures the mind and body with the newest innovations in sustainable luxury senior living. We offer a lifestyle of health and wellness in a serene setting.  The leasing center is now open and model rooms are available to view. Stop by today to secure your preferred apartment! Atria on the Hudson, 321 N. Highland Ave., Ossining.



Grand Opening of a new Caribbean Restaurant “Pon Di Riva”  There will be a Grand Opening of “Pon Di Riva” on Saturday, November 13th from 1 – 6 p.m. at One Station Plaza on the riverfront next to the Ossining train station.  Join the party for music, dancing and fun with live broadcast from IRIE JAM Radio (93.5FM.)  For more information call (914) 488-7045.



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



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.



T.B. Flats Affordable Condominiums Open House Saturday, November 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 14th from 12:00 – 4:00 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    



Teatown Events: 

-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



Ossining Public Library Events…

- 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.

- 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.

- 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.

- 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.

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.



‘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.



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.  “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



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.



Christmas Bazaar, November 20, 9-4pm – The Ossining United Methodist Church will hold a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 20th from 9am to 4pm. The bazaar will feature a bake sale of home-baked goods, book sale, vendors, Christmas wreaths, and crafts for children. Santa will pay a visit.  A Toys for Tots box will be available for donation of toys to underprivileged children. Come start your holiday season with us!  The church is located next door to Ossining High School at the corner of Highland Avenue and Emwilton Place. Ample parking for all.



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.



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.

-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.



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.



Festive Art Auction at Teatown Set for Dec. 4th -Event to Benefit the Ossining Arts Council

Many of the area’s most talented artists will be represented at a Live and Silent art auction jointly sponsored by the Ossining Arts Council and Teatown Lake Reservation on Saturday, December 4th.  Everyone is invited to attend.  This holiday event will be held in the inviting atmosphere of the Teatown Nature Center and Carriage House, where a cocktail reception and art preview will begin at 3 p.m. A crackling fire and live jazz will set the mood for a wonderful evening. Bidding will start at 5 p.m.  “This is a unique event that offers art lovers the opportunity to celebrate the Ossining Arts Council's first collaboration with Teatown, a treasure of the Hudson Hills and Highlands, and bring home a wonderful piece of art,” said OACs President Mark Sarazen.  There is a Fee of $10 which will include wine and an auction paddle. 



Ossining Community Crib Dedication  All are welcome to attend the dedication of the Ossining Community Christmas Crib on December 5th at 2:00 p.m. (rain/snow date December 12th.)  As in previous years, the Crib will be located on the lawn at the corner of Croton Avenue and Todd Place.  To help defray expenses, 50/50 chances are available at the cost of $1.00 from Bonnie Marconi, 7 Nelson Ave. Ossining, NY 10562.  Donations are gratefully accepted.



Wunderlich Art & Collectibles, in conjunction with the Ossining Arts Council, invites all artists to be part of the upcoming exhibit, “A Tribute to the Hudson: Current Expressions” December 8th thru December 28th at the Ossining Public Library Gallery.  The Hudson River School came to visual prominence in the 19th century when large numbers of tourists and artists visited and recorded their journeys in words and image. In 1825 Thomas Cole made his famous trip along the river and his landscapes of the scenery gave rise to the Hudson River School, a group of painters who lived and worked in this region. Their paintings attracted collectors, and critics praised their landscapes for initiating the first American art movement. American art was starting to be of consequence to the world.  “A Tribute to the Hudson: Current Expressions” is a continuation of that movement with works by contemporary artists inspired by the natural wonders of the Hudson Valley region. Just as it did for Thomas Cole, Frederick Church and the printmakers Currier & Ives in the past, our river and its region remain a powerful source of inspiration for living artists. This exhibit, born from the spirit of the Hudson River School, welcomes the traditional as well as abstract. We look forward to viewing how the Hudson Valley is perceived by artists of our time.  Art Profile: Paintings, Drawings, and Printmaking of or relating to the Hudson River or Hudson River Valley. Photography or reproduction not accepted for this exhibit. Submission Fee: $20, Deadline for Entry: November 15, 2010 For entry details and additional information, please visit the Ossining Art Council website at or call (914) 502-4157.



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….



Sustainability Leaders to Discuss Bright Ideas About Green Lighting at the Ossining Public Library.  Twenty percent of electricity produced today is used to light homes and businesses. The use of green lighting can dramatically reduce this electrical consumption, in turn making our reliance on coal and nuclear a thing of the past. On Tuesday, December 14 at 6pm sustainability experts and authors of Green Lighting Brian Howard, Seth Leitman and William Brinsky will lead an in-depth discussion about lighting solutions that will reduce costs and environmental impact at the LEED certified Ossining Public Library For more information about this free event, call (914) 941-2416.  In their book, Green Lighting, the authors provide a step-by-step, do-it-yourself guide to installing sustainable lighting such as LEDs, improved efficiency halogen, compact fluorescent lighting, solar lighting, and skylights. The book also explores methods for calculating return on investment and recommended sources for energy-efficient 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 941-2416.



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.



Adult Beginner Ballet on Sunday 11:30 till 1pm.  Jan 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th at Josie’s Dance Studio, Instructor Irene Kent.   The class runs for 4 Sunday’s in total. The class description is: Explore ballet’s foundations in a fun active environment, Gain an understanding of basics which, when combined, create “dance”. Class session will include barre work, center floor, adagio, pirouettes, petite allegro and grand allegro. Emphasis is on correct body alignment and use of terminology; work on dance combinations to improve technical skill, memory and performance. Bring ballet slippers, tights and leotard or leggings.  If you have any questions, regarding classes at Josie's please call Irene @ 917-754-6829 or Josie's Dance Studio @ 914-432-8502.  If you are interested in registration at SUNY WCC you may contact them at 914-606-6830 and press #1 or email them at:  Instructor background: Irene Kent has 20 years of experience in dance teaching as well as performing. She is trained in classic ballet as well as in musical theater dance. Irene attended Point Park University Conservatory for Performing Arts where she received her BA degree in Performance. Irene has performed on Broadway, nationally and internationally in such shows as West Side Story A Chorus line, and Cole Porters review. Some of her ballet credits include, The Pittsburgh Symphony, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, and The American Dance Ensemble. Irene has performed in numerous other venues throughout the United States, the Far East, including China and Japan, and through out central Europe. Irene is currently teaching in New York City, SUNY WCC, (spring semester starts Feb 6th) and privately coaching ballet through out the tri-state area. She is also a certified Pilate’s instructor.

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