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OSSINING WEB BLAST 1-13-2011
Release Date: January 13, 2011


A group of local AmeriCorps members are going to be renovating the children’s nursery room at the First Presbyterian Church
at 34 South Highland Avenue in Ossining. The church community is very generous in allowing us and various community groups to utilize their space to host events, programs, and support groups. We are looking to clean and paint the room, install floor mats for safety, and fill it with nice, developmentally appropriate toys, as a token of our appreciation. So far, we have done fundraising and have received some generous toy donations. However, we are still looking for donations of children’s foam floor mats, paint brushes, rollers, and trays, and gently used toys including dolls, trucks, blocks, puzzles, games, dress up clothes, books, etc.  (The floor mats would especially be appreciated!) If anyone has any of these items and is willing to donate or for more information: please contact Erin Maher at 914-502-1437 or
emaher@ood.org. The project will be completed on February 23-24th. Thank you for your support!

 

 

The Ossining Recreation Winter Brochure is now available online at the Village of Ossining website, go to www.villageofossining.org, click on “Department” Tab, then on “Recreation and Parks Department” to register or to view the brochure. Winter Program in person registration began on Monday, January 3rd at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will be taken Monday through Friday between 9:00AM and 9:00 PM. Registrations will be accepted on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. Fees are listed with each program. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the Ossining Recreation Department or as otherwise specified in the program description. NO CASH ACCEPTED. Some class sizes are limited, so please register early. Ossining Senior citizens get a 10% discount. Non-residents, including seniors, pay additional fees for all programs.  On-line registration is also available if you go to villageofossining.org, open an account and then go to the Community Center to activate the account. If you already have a current Recreation account you are all set but remember accounts must be renewed yearly so make sure you are up to date.

 

 

Big Top in Ossining is having a SALE! 75% OFF ALL Seasonal Items; this includes Valentines, St Patrick’s, Easter, Communion / Confirmation and ALL seasons.   Everything else:  Toys, Beauty Supplies, Partyware, Stationary, Gifts, Greeting Cards, Gift wrap, and much more are 50% OFF.   Come in and you will find a great deal and service with a smile J  Sale does not include: LOTTO, Food/Drinks/Candy, Tobacco, Phone Cards, and Newspapers. 

 

 

The Ossining Farmers Market moved indoors January 8th. Community Markets sponsors the market located at the Briarcliff Congregational Church, 30 S. State Road every Saturday from 9 am to 1pm through May 21st.   The market features fresh local, certified organic produce, artisinal organic breads, pickles, fish, meat, eggs, cheese, herbs, baked goods and specialty foods, handmade chutney, and mushrooms.  Community Markets will also be hosting events; January 8th from 10am-noon folk singer Fred Gillen will entertain.  January 15th 10am-noon., Chef Miguel of Ossining’s Karma Lounge will cook using vegetables and condiments from the market.  Visit our website for more details: www.communitymarkets.biz. The Ossining Farmers Market now accepts (EBT) food stamps.  Plenty of parking on site.

 

 

Girls Softball Clinic - Building Better Fastpitch Softball Players - Open to girls ages 7 and up.  Clinic will be held at the Briarcliff High School Gym Friday, January 14th from 7 – 9 p.m.  Topics include proper stretching and warm-up, Infield Fundamentals, Outfield Fundamentals, Pitching Mechanics, Hitting Fundamentals and Playing Defense.  Please bring Gloves and bats NO CLEATS!  Registration $50 dollars per player (includes t-shirt, please respond with shirt size) R.S.V.P. to Coach Paul Zeidan at 769-6299 Ext. 330 or pzeidan@briarcliffschools.org. 

 

 

New!  FRIDAY Night TANGO Group Class Begins Friday, January 14, Designed For The Basic Beginner.   For Singles & Couples - Start Anytime!  Learn the proper technique behind this passionate and sensuous dance!  Seasoned tangueros - Come to brush up!  Prices10 Weeks for $100 (Ongoing), 10 Weeks for $70 (Students w/ID).  Drop-Ins:  $15.  For more info call:  (914) 432-8502.  Josie's International School of Dance. 125 Main Street, Ossining.  www.josiedance.com.

 

 

Teatown Events: 

-Saturday, January 15, 11:00am - 12:30pm  Snow or No – Let’s Go!

ALL WELCOME.  Many animals are about searching for food, and leaving their tracks in the snow. We’ll follow tracks or other signs if there is no snow to see what animals are doing in the cold winter world.

-Thursday January 20, 9:00am                     Waterfowl and Eagles

ALL WELCOME. Meet at Teatown and carpool to local open water to look for birds.

-Winter Children’s Discovery Programs at Teatown

 

Shake off the winter blues!  Teatown Lake Reservation announces the winter schedule for its popular Children’s Discovery Programs, which include programs for young children ages 2 – 5. 

Winter Children’s Discovery Series

 The Winter Children’s Discovery Series is a 4-week program that encourages children to discover and explore the world around them.  Young explorers benefit from all that the winter season brings to Teatown in two separate programs beginning the week of February 7, 2011.  Each program is packed with age appropriate activities, including crafts, stories and outdoor explorations. 

-The Little Treehuggers program is geared towards 2 – 3 year olds accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  Sessions are on Tuesdays from 10:00 am – 11:15 am, beginning on Tuesday, February 8th or on Wednesdays from 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm, beginning on Wednesday, February 9th, running for 4 weeks (no class during the week of February 21st).  The fee is $70 for Teatown members or $85 for nonmembers.

-The Knee Hi Nature program is for 4 and 5 year olds. Sessions are on Tuesdays from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, beginning on Tuesday, February 8th or on Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 11:30 am, beginning on Wednesday, February 9th, running for 4 weeks.  The fee is $70 for Teatown members or $85 for nonmembers.

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 Charles L. Brieant Community Center will be hosting the following events:  January 15th: Clothing Drive In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, the CBCC is inviting all youth in Ossining to bring good used clothes (especially winter coats) to Potter Hall, adjacent to Trinity Church, at 7 South Highland Avenue. Volunteers are needed to sort clothes from 9am to 12noon.  May 7th: A celebration of the Foods and Wines of the greater Ossining area.  In development: A Youth Art Show that celebrates the history of Ossining.  For further information,

contact Norman H. Fulton at 941-0000 or email brieantcenter@comcast.net.

 

 

In honor of Dr. King’s spirit of community service, the Charles L. Brieant Community Center, in partnership with The Volunteer Center will conduct a Warm Winter Clothing Drive on January, 15th from 9am to 12noon.  Good used and new articles of warm clothing may be dropped off at the center located at 7 South Highland Street in Ossining. Park in the rear of Trinity Church and follow the signs. Volunteers, especially youth, are needed and each volunteer (up to 20) will receive a MLK Commemorative T-Shirt. Please contact Norman Fulton, Executive Director, for further information.  Tel: 914.941.0000. Email Brieantcenter@comcast.net. 

 

 

How to Self-Publish Fiction and Nonfiction Books  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 class. Topics discussed: who to hire to self-publish, market and sell your book, online digital publishing companies, creating an Internet presence, how to price your book. One session, 2hrs. Instructor: Award-winning Author Shelley Gilbert, www.shelleyjoygilbert.com Saturday, January 15, 2:00-4:00pm. Westchester Community College, Grasslands Road, Valhalla.
Call:  914-606-6830  Email: continuinged@sunywcc.edu  Website:www.sunywcc.edu.

 

 

Atria on the Hudson Open House.  You're invited to an Open House this Sunday, January 16th, from 2 to 4 p.m., and every Sunday following-at the same time. Visit our leasing center to learn more about the wonderful amenities, services, events and programs that Atria on the Hudson offers. In just a month and a half, Westchester Seniors will be calling it home. RSVP to Gary Potts at gary.potts@atriaseniorliving.com or 914-762-1980. We look forward to seeing you at 321 North Highland Ave, Ossining, NY 10562 (www.atriaonthehudson.com)!

 

 

Martin Luther King Celebration to be held Monday, January 17th, 7:30pm at First Presbyterian Church, 34 S. Highland Ave.  Keynote is Danille McGuire, Professor of History Wayne State University in Detroit.  She will talk about her research recently published in her book, "At the Dark End of the Street", a history of how black women organized to work against discrimination and racism in the South during the beginning of the civil rights movement, a story not often known or told.  Refreshments will be served afterward in the Fellowship Hall downstairs, sponsored by the Briarcliff Ossining Ministerial Associations (BOMA.)

 

 

Community Singing Group “Old Mill Singers” Invites New Members To Join For its 40th Anniversary Show The Old Mill Singers invites teens and adults who enjoy singing to join them as they prepare for their upcoming show in June 2011.  They will be celebrating their fortieth anniversary of performing shows for the Westchester community.  They will include a variety of songs from past concerts, as well as songs that highlight their future.  A largely amateur chorus, The Old Mill Singers tackle most styles of music – pop, jazz, Broadway, folk, ethnic, novelty acts and even some original numbers composed by our members.  They may do a little bit of classical, but unlike most local choral groups their focus is on lighter fare. 

Rehearsals begin on Tuesday night, January 18, 2011.  Weekly rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm at St. Paul’s-On-The-Hill Episcopal Church, 40 Ganung Drive in Ossining.  They have no formal auditions so if you like to sing, come give them a try and sit in on a rehearsal. The ability to read music is not required -  just the ability to sing in tune in a group.  President John Massey says, “I probably couldn’t get into most of the choruses in Westchester County, but director Gary Bratt has the skill to take a hodge-podge of just plain folks and make us sound good.”  In fact, that is a hallmark of who they are – an eclectic mix of some very good singers and some just very good people – who like to have fun with music and with each other.  Gary Bratt has been their director for most of the forty years they’ve been around.  They now have about sixty active members, men and women of all ages and from all walks of life.  Also, they have a separate children’s chorus that performs in the concerts, so Old Mill is truly a family affair.

In addition to our semi-annual concerts, The Old Mill Singers perform at community functions and local nursing homes.  They also sing a portion of our holiday concert in the lobby of the Met Life Building in New York City, entertaining commuters as they head for Grand Central Terminal.   See them on the web at www.oldmillsingers.org or on Facebook.  Prospective members should contact our Membership Chairman, Sharon Brana at oldmillsingers@gmail.com or 914 762-3765.

 

 

Jesse A. Collyer Youth Sports 2011 Spring Baseball, Softball and Tee Ball Registration Walk-up registration begins on January 19 and 20 from 7pm till 9pm at Claremont School.  There will be an additional day on Saturday January 22 from 11am till 1pm also at Claremont School. You must register in person if your child is participating for the first time. A copy of your child's birth certificate must accompany the registration form along with the proper payment. Cash or check only, no credit cards are accepted.  If your child has already registered in a Jesse Collyer program then you can download a copy of the registration form, fill it out and mail it in with a check. Please do not send in cash.  Any child ages 5-16 may participate. The cutoff date for each age group is April 30th. All Tee ball players must be 5 on or before April 30th 2010.   For more information go to our website   http://www.jcysports.org.  

 

 

The Northern Westchester Model Railroad Club has its next monthly meeting Thursday, January 20, 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. There is going to be a hands' on free scenery clinic for all attendees but reservations are suggested as there is a limited number of scencery kits.  If you would like to attend, please call Hank Teller for all details at 914-309-2395.  Hank Teller will also be glad to answer any questions about model railroading. You can call him at 914-309-2395 also.  The Northern Westchester Model Railroad Club meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month except in July and August. Come and find out why model railroading is the “Worlds Greatest Hobby.”
NMRA Metro North Division The Metro North Division of the NMRA will be meeting in the New Canaan Historical Society over this Winter.  Their meetings are scheduled 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.
Seminar topics for the January 15th meeting are:

DCC Sound - Bob Collett (QSI) / Scott Russell (Soundtraxx)

Roads - John Elwood / John Grosner / Dick Wolter  All are welcome!

 

 

Contest Announcement…Ossining Council #311 K of C to Sponsor Youth Free Throw Championship  All boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The local competition will be held Friday, January 21, 2011 at 6:45pm at St. Augustine School gym, 381 No. Highland Ave., Ossining.  The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, and state competitions. International champions are announced by the K of C headquarters based on scores from the state-level competitions. All boys and girls will compete in their respective age and gender divisions. Since its beginning in 1972, over 2.5 million youths have participated in the contest.  All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. For entry forms or additional information contact: Xavier Flores at xflores11@mail.com.  With more than 1.7 million members, the Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic lay organization. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, the community, families, and young people. In 2009, the Knights of Columbus at all levels of the organization raised and distributed $151 million to charity and rendered 69 million hours of volunteer service.

 

 

SAVOR THE FLAVOR! January 22, 2011 5:30-9:30 Come join us for the 3rd annual New Orleans Mardi Gras style extravaganza and enjoy some New Orleans style food and fun while supporting the continued rebuild of New Orleans!  There will be authentic New Orleans food, live music by the VooDUDES, dancing, raffle prizes, silent auction with items priced for everyone's pocketbook including jewelry, art, wine, food, gift baskets etc.   This year the event will be held at Briarcliff Congregational Church, Beebe Hall, 30 So. State Rd., Briarcliff Manor.

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Let us cook for your SUPERBOWL Party/Dinner/Game Watch!   Visit our website to see the menu and order Savor the Flavor tickets, raffle tickets, get directions, see pictures from previous events and get more information about these fundraising efforts.  You can also see the menu and order Super Bowl foodwww.briarcliffchurch.org   or www.scarboroughchurch.org  or call Jane Ozer at 914-762-7502.  For more information about Savor the Flavor and donations go to:  https://www.chi-cash-advance.com/sforms/appeal880/contribute.aspx; for more information on Superbowl food go to:  https://www.chi-cash-advance.com/sforms/appeal890/contribute.aspx  All proceeds go to support the continued rebuilding of New Orleans by youth and adult volunteers.

 

 

Teen Open Mic Night Saturday, January 22nd @ 7:30-10:30 pm FREE ADMISSION!  SINGERS, DANCERS, MUSICIANS, POETS, STAND-UP COMICS ... Sing, dance and laugh along with the winter blues.  Join us for a great evening at Josie's for the first series
of Teen Open Mic Night!  Warm, charming atmosphere.  Hot cocoa, coffee & desserts sold!  Equipment Available:  Piano, 88-Key Weighted Keyboard, 2 Classical/Folk Guitars, Microphone, Ipod Connection.  SIGN UP @ 6:30-7:30 pm Early RSVP's Welcome, Call (914) 432-8502 or email Josie @ jlariccia@optonline.net. Josie's Int'l School of Dance, 125 Main Street, Ossining (914) 432-8502.  www.josiedance.com. 

 

 

Hudson Chorale to Hold Inaugural Concert On Sunday, January 23, 2011, the new 90-voice Hudson Chorale will take the stage for the first time, featuring the Brahms Requiem scored for two pianos as the centerpiece of its debut concert entitled “Heaven’s Harmony.”  The chorus, now the largest vocal ensemble in Westchester and surrounding counties, was formed when two long-standing local choruses, the Choral Arts Society and the Westchester Concert Singers, merged last July.  The concert will take place at the Horace Greeley High School, 70 Roaring Brook Road, Chappaqua, at 4:00 pm.  Brahms dedicated his powerful Requiem to the whole of humanity, and in the words of his friend, Clara Schumann, “It is a truly tremendous piece of art which moves the entire being in a way little else does.”  The concert will also include Eric Helmuth’s joyous and celebratory Farther Sail, a work based on the poetry of Walt Whitman, Ned Rorem’s Love Alone, and the beautiful, lush Magnificat from Franz Liszt’s Dante Symphony.  Michael Conley, Music Director, will be conducting.  Mr. Conley, the former conductor of the Choral Arts Society, is a celebrated composer, pianist, organist and singer as well as conductor and has high expectations for this new group, the size of which will permit a broader range of repertoire and greater depth of professionalism and musicianship.  Both he and the chorus members are excited about the inaugural program and look forward to sharing it with the public.  For anyone wishing to attend this event, tickets are $25, $10 for students, and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling (914) 462-3212 or through the website: www.hudsonchorale.org.  Horace Greeley High School has ample parking and is handicap accessible.

 

 

In Celebration of Catholic Schools Week  St. Augustine School will host PreK through 8th Grade Open Houses You are invited to join them as we kick off the celebration of  Catholic Schools Week!  On Sunday, January 30th you are welcome to come to their Family Mass at 10 a.m. and attend their first Open House.  You are invited to take a guided tour of our school, meet the faculty and staff, enjoy refreshments and meet other St. Augustine school parents and students.  Additional Open Houses: Monday ~ January 31st  9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Tuesday ~ February 1st  9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.  http://www.staugustineschool.org/admissions.shtml; Admissions@StAugustineSchool.org.   

 

 

“Managing Your Career In Changing Times” Paves The Way to Employment for Job Seekers  The Ossining Public Library (http://ossininglibrary.org/) in conjunction with WEBS Career and Educational Counseling Service will offer a free eight-week career counseling seminar for adults called “Managing Your Career in Changing Times.” The seminar begins Wednesday, February 2. All seminars will be held at the Library from 1-3pm.  Registration is required and those who wish to attend the program must call WEBS at (914) 674-3612 on or after January 18th to register.  Places will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  WEBS helps participants assess themselves, obtain career and educational information, explore career options, and market themselves.  Participants will also learn how to use the Internet in their job search.  The program is geared to those who are unemployed, changing careers, reentering the workforce or returning to school.  The nineteen-hour workshop consists of an orientation session, eight group sessions, and one individual session with a career counselor.  The Ossining Public Library is one of five public libraries in the county participating in the WEBS project.  Sponsored by the Westchester Library System, WEBS has counseled more than 30,000 adults over the last 30 years.

 

 

Let’s Get Your House SOLD: Home Staging for the ‘Average’ Homeowner  Even though Westchester’s housing market is starting to head in the right direction, there’s still a lot of inventory for buyers to choose from.  Will your property make the first cut with prospective buyers at the Open House?  How about your online listing photos?

            You may have heard the term Home Staging before, but do you know what it means, or how it can work? Maybe you’ve seen some TV shows and have decided it’s just not feasible for your property?

            Staging a property is always a business decision, but when you are living in it, there can be challenges you don’t see addressed in those neat and tidy 30 minute solutions.  If you are thinking about selling your home, come to the Ossining Public Library on Saturday, February 5th at 10am FIRST, to meet Marie Graham, owner of the refreshed home. Understand the whys and hows, learn how to see your house thru the eyes of a buyer, see some of her befores and afters, and walk away with her Top Ten Quick! Easy! Cheap! Ways to put your property’s best foot forward.  Marie is a professional Stager and Interior Decorator, and has been creating workable solutions for her clients since 1981. Bring a pad of paper, your questions, even your photos. Spring market is coming, is your house ready?  Marie Graham 914.607.2895 Phone/Fax, marie@therefreshedhome.com. 

 

 

With January ending, Valentine's Day isn't far behind! So mark Saturday, February 5 on your calendar. That's when the Lantern Gift Shop of St. Paul's-On-The-Hill (Episcopal) Church will hold its annual Valentine Sale and Bake Sale. There are cards and gifts for those you love, and the Bake Sale in the Parish Hall will provide a warm place to relax with a cup of (free!) coffee or tea. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snow date: February 12. The shop will resume regular Saturday hours of 10 AM to 1 PM on the 12th if the snow date is not used.   

            The church and its Lantern Gift Shop are at 40 Ganung Drive, Ossining, just east of 9A, off Rte 133. For directions or other information, call the church office at 941-6627,  or go on line to: www.stpaulsonthehill.org. The Lantern shop is adjacent to the church at the Ganung Drive entrance.

 

 

Seventh Annual Teatown Hudson River EagleFest  Teatown Lake Reservation will host the Seventh Annual Hudson River EagleFest on Saturday, February 5, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  EagleFest Headquarters and all theaters will be located in heated tents at Westchester County’s Croton Point Park, with additional eagle viewing sites located at the Croton train station boat ramp, George’s Island in Montrose and Riverfront Green in Peekskill.  Hudson Valley EagleFest 2011 is made possible by a broad collaboration of 28 organizations united to promote appreciation of an environmentally healthy and vibrant bald eagle population in the Hudson Hills and Highlands. In the event of severe weather, the alternate date for the EagleFest will be Sunday, February 6th.  EagleFest coincides with the annual winter gathering of the bald eagle in the lower Hudson Valley and offers participants a chance to observe our national symbol up close in their natural setting.  Adults and children attending EagleFest will learn about the bald eagle’s natural history, recent recovery, and habitat needs through activities led by local experts and environmental conservationists.  EagleFest activities will include:

Eagle Headquarters at Croton Point Park. Heated tents filled with educational displays, collaborator’s exhibits and children’s activities about bald eagles and other birds of prey.

Eagle Theatre (seating 325). Shows include:

10:00   “Close Encounters with Wintering Eagles and Owls” with Bill Streeter from the Delaware Valley Raptor Center, $5

11:00   “Close Encounters with Wintering Eagles and Owls” with Bill Streeter, $5

12:00   “Close Encounters with Wintering Eagles and Owls” with Bill Streeter, $5         
1:00     “Eagles and More” with Hope Douglas, executive director of Wind Over Wings, $5

2:00     “Eagles and More” with Hope Douglas, $5

3:00     “Flight of the Raptors” with Falconer James Eyring, $5

Tickets can be purchased in advance at 914-762-2912, ext. 110.

Eaglet Stage (Seating 100). Shows include:

Jonathan Kruk Storyteller – Acclaimed children’s storyteller

Walkabout Clearwater Chorus – presents “Singing for the River”

Joe Duraes Music – presents “Hudson River and Back Again”

Teatown raptor presentation

Eagle identification slide show

Bird Walks. Join expert birders on guided walks around Croton Point Park to see the various birds that frequent the area.  8:45am, 9:45am, 10:45am, 11:45am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm and 2:45pm

Eagle Exploration Bus Tour. The tour will begin at the headquarters at Croton Point Park and will visit three eagle viewing sites. The 2-hour tour is geared to adults and teens (12 years and older), and offers the expertise of an environmental educator in the comfort of a chartered 45-seat bus. Tour times: 9:30-11:30am and 2:00-4:00pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $20 at 914-762-2912, ext.110.

Eagle Viewing Sites Along the Hudson River. Individuals and families can visit at no charge three eagle-spotting sites along the Hudson River: (1) Croton-Harmon train station boat ramp (Sponsored by Saw Mill River Audubon Society); (2) George’s Island Park in Montrose; and (3) Riverfront Green in Peekskill.  Each site will be staffed by eagle experts with spotting scopes, warming tents and hot chocolate.

Teatown’s Hudson River EagleFest 2011 is generously sponsored by Westchester County Parks Department, Westchester County, Friends of Westchester County Parks, Club Fit, WHUD, and TD Bank.

In the event of severe weather, the alternate date for the EagleFest will be Sunday, February 6th. Please check Teatown’s website — www.teatown.org — for program details and weather updates, or call Teatown at (914) 762-2912, ext. 110.

About the Bald Eagle in the Hudson Valley

Each winter, between December and March, bald eagles from Canada and northern New York and New England fly south to the lower Hudson Valley to feed on fish and waterfowl found in unfrozen waters.  The bald eagle, which was considered an endangered species prior to 1995, shed its federal threatened status in 2007.  Biologists estimate that about 150 bald eagles overwinter in the Lower Hudson Valley, but according to the Bedford Audubon Society this number is growing!  Bedford Audubon Society annually conducts Lower Hudson Valley surveys of roosting bald eagles at several sites along the River and at the New Croton Reservoir.  Their research indicates a steady increase in the number of bald eagles wintering in this area.  Studies also show that the lower Hudson Valley is one of the largest wintering areas for bald eagles in the eastern lower 48 states outside of the Chesapeake Bay region. According to Birder’s World, the Hudson Valley was ranked # 18 on their list of best bald eagle viewing spot in the country. Every year the bald eagles’ return affirms the continued health of the Hudson River and nearby habitats for wildlife and people – and a reminder that people working together can make a difference!  About Teatown Lake Reservation Teatown Lake Reservation is a nonprofit, regional environmental organization with an 893-acre nature preserve and education center located in the Towns of Yorktown, Cortlandt, and New Castle, New York.  Teatown’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.  Teatown is devoted to conserving biodiversity, teaching ecology and promoting nature-friendly living throughout the Hudson Hills and Highlands.  For more information, contact Lydia Howie at (914) 248-1112 or (914) 659-5048.

 

 

Desires by Mikolay Charity Shopping Cocktail Party to benefit SPCA of Westchester 15% off purchases with an additional 15% donated to the SPCA of Westchester.  The event will be held on Saturday, February 5th from 5 – 9 p.m. at Desires by Mikolay, 55 King Street, Chappaqua.  Bring your friends and join them for complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres!  Come find the perfect gift for that special Valentine or treat yourself to your heart’s desire!  To RSVP or if you have any questions, please contact lisa@spca914.org or call 941-2896 ext.22. 

 

 

The Junior League of Westchester-on-Hudson will host "Sweet Charity" Chocolate Tasting Benefit on Saturday, February 5th from 7:00-9:00pm!  The event will feature a professional chocolate tasting with Odyssey Chocolates followed by a reception and live auction.  The event will be held at Kendal on Hudson, 1010 Kendal Way in Sleepy Hollow.  Please go to www.jlwoh.org or call 914-631-2542 to purchase tickets.

 

 

Congregation Sons of Israel Nursery School Open House February 13, 2011, 3:00pm – 4:30pm  Parents and children are welcome to come experience all the school has to offer. Visit classrooms, play games, do arts & crafts.  Meet the Director and teachers.  Learn about our Summer Camp and special programs.  Also your child will have the opportunity to get FREE fingerprinting and receive ID’s.  Come join us at 1666 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, 10510.  (914)762-6396, email education@csibriarcliff.org or visit the website at www.csibriarcliff.org. 


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. 

 

 

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