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Release Date: February 03, 2011

Jesse Collyer Youth Sports Tee Ball, Baseball, Softball Sign Up  There is still time to register your child without a late fee.  Team Rosters have not been filled for the spring. All leagues need players!  Skill Evaluations are being held this Saturday February 5th at the Caputo Recreation Center.  Registration forms will be available. For more information go to



Significant Tree List Nominations!  The Environmental Advisory Council of the Village of Ossining is compiling a potential list of significant trees. These would be trees selected based on specimen quality or historical significance. If you think you’d like to nominate a tree within the village, get details at (scroll to Environmental Advisory Council under Boards and Commissions).



As a Reminder…Property owners must shovel their sidewalks. If you don’t shovel your sidewalk after a snowfall and someone slips and gets hurt, you’re liable.  Also in the event of emergency if there isn’t a clear path to front doors, etc. emergency personnel will be delayed in reaching their destination.    Additionally please be aware sidewalks must be clear even if the accumulation formed after you shoveled.  Also note, if property owners do not comply they may be subject to summons and fine (Even if you don’t live on the property or it’s the weekend and your business is closed, or you’re on vacation!)  Stay warm and thanks for your cooperation during this difficult winter.



A Healthy Pet Can’t Have Unhealthy Teeth…February Is Pet Dental Month!

Hudson Veterinary Hospital  invites all pet owners to bring in pets to learn more about the importance of pet oral health. Most of us wouldn’t dream of going even one day without brushing our teeth or skip out on regular dentist appointments. And who hasn’t experienced the excruciating pain of a toothache? We know the importance of healthy teeth and gums to our overall health and we seek immediate relief when we have a painful dental problem. The same should apply for our pets.  HVH will be providing low cost dentistries during the month of February.  We are inviting current and new clients to call for an appointment.  The dentistry will include a pre-dental oral examination of the mouth by the veterinarian, pre-anesthetic blood work, sedation for the procedure, tooth scaling and polishing, and antibiotics all for $299 (Price does not include extractions or oral surgery.)  Please call today and book your appointment with us.  The first 50 patients booked will receive a reusable tote bag, pet toothbrush and other valuable educational resources about pet oral care.  Dr. Zeitz and Dr. Klainbard want pet owners to understand that unhealthy oral habits can harm their pets. Soft plaque builds up on teeth at the gum line. Bacteria live in the plaque, irritating the gums. Eventually, these bacteria and other pathogens work their way into the bloodstream. Studies have even shown that periodontal disease in humans and pets may be linked to other health problems with the heart, liver and kidneys.  Hudson Veterinary Hospital is a full service companion animal hospital. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care for pets throughout their lives. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.  Hudson Veterinary Hospital, 176 North Highland Avenue, Ossining, 914.762.0063,



The Village Board is seeking applicants to serve on the Environmental Advisory Council and the Landlord Tenant Relations Council (1 tenant vacancy, 2 landlord vacancies and 1 impartial member.)  For additional information on any of these Boards or to send a letter of interest contact the Assistant Village Manager, Christina Papes at 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, New York 10562, or 941-3554.



Bring your ice skates… The Veterans Park Pond is open (weather dependent) for Ice Skating. Call the Recreation Department for ice conditions and hours of operation, their number is 941-3189. 



Stop Those Energy Leaks…Con Edison Launches $50 Home Energy Survey

Con Edison customers can get a home energy survey for $50 and receive energy-saving bulbs and other devices at no extra cost.  This new program is part of the company commitment to help customers save on energy bills while helping the environment. Con Edison residential electric customers in one-to-four family homes are eligible for the incentives.  Con Edison “Green Team” professionals are now available to visit customers’ homes and provide a customized list of recommendations on how best to save money. While there, experts will install free energy-saving products such as CFLs, a Smart power strip, and other free energy-saving devices, all at no extra cost.  “This survey is an easy, yet detailed way to show our customers how to save money on their bills and run their homes at peak efficiency” said Cristina Coltro, energy efficiency programs manager, Con Edison.  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.  For additional information, visit Con Ed on the Web at, or at their green site,, or find them on Facebook at Power of Green.



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 The project will be completed on February 23-24th. Thank you for your support!



Big Top is Ossining – 75% OFF EVERYTHING - STORE CLOSING Sale does not include: LOTTO, Food/Drinks/Candy, Tobacco, Phone Cards, and Newspapers. 



Friends of 49' are Pleased to Announce and Sponsor BSA Troop 49's Annual Pasta Dinner & Basket Raffle on Saturday, February 5, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. at St. Augustine's School Route 9 Eagle Park, Ossining .  Admission at the Door:  $   $7.00 Per Person, $ 24.00 Per Group of 4.  Menu: Pasta, Meatballs or Sausages, Salad, Bread, Soda, Coffee/Tea, Dessert.  Bring your Family and Friends.  Enjoy a Delicious Dinner and help Support the Scouting Program.  



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, 



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: The Lantern shop is adjacent to the church at the Ganung Drive entrance.



Seventh Annual Teatown Hudson River EagleFest Has Been Cancelled! For more information, call Teatown at 762-2912 ext. 110.



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 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 or call 914-631-2542 to purchase tickets.

Are You Tired of the Cold Weather?  Plan for summer fun and join us this summer at Willowbrook Swim & Tennis Club,   A non–profit swim club that is conveniently located at 586 Millwood Road in Mount Kisco.   For information on membership or to schedule a tour of the club please contact Kelly Blacker  (914) 241-3459 or Michelle Saccurato (914) 261-9853 or via e-mail @  They are Northern-Westchester's premier swim and tennis club for families. You can enjoy the large heated pool with lap lanes for exercise and deep end for diving. Their Division 1 swim and dive team offers a competitive yet fun environment for new and experienced swimmers. The kiddie pool is available for tots and toddlers. You can play tennis on any of their eight outdoor Har-Tru courts on your own, as part of a league or as part of a lesson with our pro.  Join the members of Willowbrook Swim & Tennis Club , bringing families together one stroke at a time.  For additional information visit



Sunday, March 13: Save the Date for Great Music for a Great Cause! Ossining MATTERS presents acoustic folk pop quartet Tripping Lily, in concert to benefit the education foundation at the Ossining High School Auditorium, 29 S. Highland Ave. in Ossining, at 7 p.m. Students from OHS will also perform.  Tripping Lily has a fresh, energetic sound – pop-rock cross-fertilized with folk music and cutting edge vocal harmonies. The Boston Globe has called the band “a genre unto itself.” Their music has gone to #1 on Boston’s WUMB, and their song “Alone” has been featured on Showtime’s “The Big C.”  Tickets on sale soon! More info:



Teatown Events: 

-Saturday, February 12, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm -SNOWSHOE HIKE-ALL WELCOME. Strap on a pair of Teatown’s snowshoes, and experience a winter’s day in the woods. If there is no snow, we’ll hike instead. Wear boots and dress in layers. Families – not suitable for children under 6.

-Sunday, February 13, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm - ANIMAL ADVENTURES – SCAVENGERS!

CHILDREN. Meet a few of Teatown’s ambassador animals in this program featuring local scavengers.

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 Ossining Public Library Presents A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters Thursday, February 10 The Ossining Public Library invites couples, friends, and theater lovers to enjoy a production of A.R. Gurney’s classic play, Love Letters in the Budarz Theater on Thursday, February 10 at 6:30pm. Directed by Janis Powell and starring Cyrus Newitt and Cathy Schaeffer, this two-character play re-enacts a fifty-year correspondence between the lives and loves of two childhood friends. Written with humor and poignancy, the play takes the audience through the characters’ childhood and the vagaries of adulthood and middle age. For more information about this free performance, please call the Library at (914) 941-2416 or visit epistolary piece has enjoyed popularity among audiences around the world. 



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 or visit the website at 



The Northern Westchester Model Railroad Club Scenery Lab – The next club meeting will offer a hands-on scenery lab as each participant will model a hill with a large rock outcropping, grass and a tree. All the materials are being donated by a member so the session will be free to all. There are only 10 kits available, so be sure to be one of the first to sign up.  The club has its next monthly meeting Thursday, February 17, in the community room of the Apple Bank in the Rose Hill Shopping Center in Thornwood. The meeting will begin by 8:00PM and generally breaks up around 10PM. If you would like to attend, please call Hank Teller for all details at 914-309-2395.  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.”  Hank Teller will also be glad to answer any questions about model railroading. You can call him at 914-309-2395.

NMRA Metro North Division The Metro North Division of the National Model Railroading Association (NMRA) will be meeting in the New Canaan Historical Society through the end of Winter.  Their remaining meetings are scheduled for 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. Previous meetings have covered DCC and water in scenery.  The meetings start at 9:30AM. Here’s a link for more up to date info:  Seminar topics for the March 19 have not been announced yet so check the link above.  All are welcome!


Karma Lounge of Westchester Presents The Spare Change Comedy Tour, Friday, February 18th at Karma Lounge Restaurant 175 Main Street, Ossining.  Warm up with friends, enjoying fun & laughter, listening to New York's funniest stand-up comedians.  Stand-up comedians Amy Carlson, Paul Marino, Freddy Sheffiled, Brian Jian and Edward Dominguez kick off the evening performance at 10pm. Your host is Eric Woodlin of Incoming Tide Entertainment, visit website for more event details at Limited seating, reservations suggested, $15pp. Reservations accepted at or call SmartTix at 212-868-4444.



An Old Man Makes a Long Journey To Mend His Relationship With His Brother “The Straight Story” is February Feature At International Film Festival By Maryknoll Fathers And Brothers  The featured film for February as part of the 2010-2011 International Film Festival sponsored by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. It will be shown Friday, February 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Maryknoll Mission Center, 55 Ryder Road in Ossining. Admission is free.  The Straight Story is a 1999 France-U.S.-U.K. film from director David Lynch. It is based on a true story of an old man who makes a long journey by tractor to mend his relationship with an ill brother.  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.  For more information contact:  Nancy Kleppel at 914-941-7590 or Follow Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers on Twitter at and Facebook at  Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is the overseas mission outreach of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States, following Jesus in serving the poor and others in need in 27 countries. All Catholics are called to mission through baptism, and Maryknoll’s mission education outreach in parishes and schools throughout the country engages U.S. Catholics in mission through prayer, donations, as volunteers and through vocations.  The Society will commemorate its centennial with a theme of The Gift of Mission – The Maryknoll Journey. These missionaries will celebrate as they continue their journey into the next 100 years to share God’s love and the Gospel in combating poverty, providing healthcare, building communities and promoting human rights.  For more information, visit 



Benefit Concert for Maryknoll Sisters Global Mission Outreach, “Music for the World,” featuring the Hudson Valley Wind Ensemble, with James D. Wayne, conducting.  Date: March 6, 2011, 3:00 p.m. at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, 10 Pinesbridge Rd., Ossining.  Tickets:  $25. Advanced or at the door. For more information, contact: Tel: 866-662-9900 or E-Mail: .  Directions: Take Rte. 9 A to Rte. 133 and follow the signs.  Maryknoll Sisters are a missionary congregation of women religious founded in 1912 with international membership who work in 24 countries around the world to Make God’s Love Visible. Visit our website



Save The Date!  Croton’s Original Comedy Night Fundraiser for The Croton Teen Theater, a not for profit group affiliated with the Croton Council on the Arts.  Croton's Original Comedy Night, now in its sixth year, is back!  Saturday March 19th 6:30 pm Holy Name of Mary Church, in Croton.  This year's event will feature the hilarious comedians you have come to expect, a fully catered meal from Croton's own TK Casquarelli's Restaurant, a home-baked dessert table, and free wine, beer and soda! Join the Croton Community for this evening of fun and laughter and support one of Croton's biggest and most respected teen programs. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 7th.  Call Anna Reissner at 271-9011 or JoAnn Mclellan at 271-4476 to reserve. Adults age 21 and over only $60! For more information go to 



The Charles L. Brieant Community Center will be hosting the following event:  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



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: The Ossining Farmers Market now accepts (EBT) food stamps.  Plenty of parking on site.



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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