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Release Date: March 10, 2011

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The Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Ossining Downtown Historic Preservation Committee: Cordially invite you to a light breakfast and discussion about the Local Historic District designation benefits for downtown Ossining.  The discussion will include: 

  • Protecting the investment of property & business owners and residents while stabilizing property values
  • Helping to spurn historic tourism opportunities that build upon Ossining's architectural heritage
  • Encouraging exterior renovation work that is consistent with the historic fabric of the downtown Crescent area
  • Update on the current RFPs
  • Mutual relationship with The Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce

Monday, March 14th, 8:00am - 9:30am at the John Paul Rodriguez Operations Center (Armory) 101 Route 9A, Ossining. Please RSVP to The Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce by Friday, March 11th.  Register by calling the office at (914) 941-0009.



Three Seats Available on the Ossining Board of Education: The Ossining Board of Education will hold its Annual Election and Budget Vote on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. This year three seats become available with the terms of Charles Cooks, Amanda Curley and Alice Joselow ending on June 30, 2011. Petition packets for Board of Education candidates will be available on Thursday, March 10, 2011. Interested candidates may obtain a petition packet from the District Clerk at the Roosevelt Education Center, 190 Croton Avenue, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The last day for filing petitions is 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 18, 2011. For further information please contact: Vanessa Muro, District Clerk, Board of Education (914) 941-7700, ext. 1317



The Ossining Volunteer Fire Department would like to remind everyone that when they change their clocks for daylight savings time to also change the batteries in their smoke detectors and CO detectors. 



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).



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.



Largest National Hair Salon Opens First Store In Westchester With Goal Of Creating Jobs, Providing Value!  Ribbon Cutting Friday, March 11th at 9:00 a.m. Michael Bordainick chose Ossining, as the perfect place to open his first hair salon. “Consumers are looking for quality, value, and convenience,” Bordainick said. Great Clips offers all three. Bordainick continued, “We hire stylists with strong technical skills, we guarantee a great haircut and minimal wait times – or your money back”.    Great Clips, located in the Arcadian Shopping Center, 240 South Highland Avenue in Ossining, will open for business the weekend of March 11th. As part of the grand opening, Great Clips will offer $4.99 quality haircuts for a limited time.   In addition, Bill Hanauer, Village of Ossining Mayor, will attend a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Chamber of Commerce at 9am on Friday, March 11th…and of course, get his haircut!


While many local salons are closed evenings and Sunday, Great Clips will be open Monday – Friday, 9am – 9pm, Saturday, 9am – 6pm, and Sunday, 10am – 6pm. “We want to offer our customer ultimate convenience which means being open when they need us,” Bordainick explained.  And the new salon brings more than just customer convenience and satisfaction. The Great Clips opening also created 10 new quality jobs. Bordainick noted, “We hired an outstanding staff with great experience.” The salon looks forward to serving the Ossining community for many years to come.



Fine Wines From Napa Valley Featured at Benefit For Phelps Memorial Hospital Center The second annual "Evening of Fine Wines with Fine Friends," benefiting Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, will be held at Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, Friday March 11, starting at 6:30 p.m.  The event will feature wines produced by Flora Springs Winery & Vineyard in St. Helena, California. Each wine will be introduced by John Komes, president and proprietor of Flora Springs, the Napa Valley winery he established in 1978. Flora Springs offers premium handcrafted wines made from grapes raised organically in the estate's vineyards. The solar powered 19th century stone winery is perched at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains at the widest point of the Napa Valley, known for its breathtaking views. For more information about Flora Springs, visit "">  Wines selected for tasting will be available for purchase to benefit the hospital and hearty hors d'oeuvres will be served. More information and tickets at $125 per person may be obtained by contacting Ruth Burton in the Phelps Development Office at 914-366-3115.  Phelps Memorial Hospital Center is a 238-bed community hospital with 450 medical staff, representing 50 clinical specialties. Phelps is the exclusive Westchester satellite for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and member of the Stellaris Health Network.



Fair and Affordable Housing Expo 2011 will be held on Saturday, March 12th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free Admission.  Here’s your chance to find out:  Lenders to describe the types of loans available; Realtor’s with their most affordable listings; Not-for-profit counselors to guide you to home ownership; Seminars to explain the home buying process; New affordable homeownership opportunities in Westchester.  There will also be Seminars for the Homebuyer.     For more information contact:  Westchester Residential Opportunities (914) 428-4507 x 314 or or Housing Action Council (914) 332-4144 or 



Josie's International School of Dance, 125 Main Street, Ossining, New York:  Please be our guest ...On Sunday, March 13 from 10-6 pm.  Bring yourself, friends, family and enjoy an entire day of dancing for free! Enjoy our Open House Discounts on Classes When You Register on Sunday, March 13. Please visit for more information.



Wildflowers of Westchester - One Hundred Years Ago, Wildflower Island Training at Teatown Lake Reservation: Teatown Lake Reservation kicks off their 2011 Wildflower Island Training Program on Sunday, March 13th at 10:00 a.m. with a special presentation by volunteer and retired naturalist Beth Herr who will share the life and watercolor bouquet paintings of Eloise Payne Luquer (1862-1947), botanist, artist and naturalist who roamed country roads, hills, and meadows of Westchester County at the turn of the last century.  Images, documents, and paintings for this program are owned by Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation and are shared by the Friends of Trailside Nature Museum and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.  Miss Luquer studied the varied landscape and nature around her and shared her knowledge through paintings and lectures.  She was also instrumental in the protection of thousands of acres at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation and helped to design the first nature trails there in the 1920's. Beth Herr has been a naturalist for over 35 years.  She recently retired after 25 years of service with the Westchester County Department of Parks where she was curator of nature centers, superintendent of a 4,700-acre preserve, and administrator of the conservation division, guiding biodiversity research, and developing natural resource management plans and educational programs. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Science at SUNY Purchase. Beth lives Kent in Putnam County where she has served on the board of the Kent Conservation Advisory Committee, the Friends of Kent Library and the Putnam County Land Trust. Beth is an artist and botanical illustrator. Wildflower Island Guide Training: March 13, April 10, May 22, June 12 and July 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wildflower Island, a unique, two acre refuge within the greater Teatown Lake Reservation preserve, depends on dedicated volunteers to educate the public about its 230 native and endangered species of wildflowers.  Guided 1 ¼ hour tours are given by Island volunteer guides during the months of April through August.  Guides are expected to lead a least 6 tours a year or work the equivalent hours on Wildflower Island.  Guide requirements/ qualifications include:

  • Working with small groups of visitors in a leadership position to answer questions and sharing your knowledge and love of wildflowers with all who visit this idyllic setting;
  • Learning background information on a variety of topics related to Wildflower Island; and
  • Being friendly, physically active, outgoing and tolerant of all kinds of weather.

No experience is necessary; training sessions will prepare the individual to lead the tours and share information about the unique features of the 230 species of native plants that inhabit the island located within Teatown LakeTraining will be held on March 13, April 10, May 22, June 12 and July 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Nature Center and will consist of a discussion on a special topic of study followed by a walk of Wildflower Island.  Anyone interested in learning to become a Wildflower Island Guide is welcome anytime during the season.  A mentor will be assigned to new trainees to help them learn the wildflowers during the first year. Please contact Beth Rhines at (914) 762-2912, ext. 115 or for more details or to register for a training session.



Shattemuc Yacht Club hosts an Open House on March 13th from 3pm – 5pm.  Shattemuc Yacht Club, Westerly Road in Ossining, is a family oriented sail, boat and swim club located on the Hudson River.  We feature a renowned sailing academy, outdoor pool and a clubhouse overlooking the scenic Hudson River.  We offer 125 boat slips and over 20 moorings for boats of all sizes including Kayaks.  Our clubhouse on the Hudson is our crown jewel and our members use it year-round for social events, family picnics and barbeques or just relaxing after a day of boating.  Come see why Shattemuc Yacht Club should be Your Home on the Hudson. For more information –



Sunday, March 13Don't Miss 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.”  Premium ticket holders are invited to attend a pre-show reception at Sleepy Hollow Country Club, featuring refreshments and live and silent auctions. Tickets are on sale now! Order tickets and find more  info: Register for our online auction, which opens March 10, at



FIFTH ANNUAL HUDSON VALLEY RESTAURANT WEEK COMES TO REGION'S CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES MARCH 14-27:  160 Restaurants Offering a Wide Array of Culinary Adventures at Discounted Prices Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, the Hudson Valley's largest and most successful culinary event, returns to cities, towns and villages throughout the region March 14-27. Now in its fifth year, this much-anticipated multi-county dining extravaganza features 160 restaurants offering three-course prix-fixe dinners at $28 and many offering three-course lunches at $20. 



For more information and a full list of participating restaurants, go to



The Northern Westchester Model Railroad Club.  The club has its next monthly meeting Thursday, March 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!  The next monthly meeting on March 19 has the following schedule:  Clinics (9:30AM - 12:30PM): Building Craftsman Kits (Wood & Plastic) - Bob Mitchell; Weathering Rolling Stock - Scott Russell / Dick Wolter; Contest: Weathered rolling stock (Popular Vote); After Meeting: Op session: John Grosner (Limited to 6) Layout Tour: John Elwood (1 - 4PM)



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 at 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 went 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



HEY, BOO! Ossining's Mary McDonagh Murphy will discuss her book, "Scout, Atticus and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird," at the Croton Library, Sunday, March 20, at 2 pm. She'll also show scenes from her soon-to-be released documentary, "Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird." The library discussion, led by Newsweek book critic Malcolm Jones, is especially recommended for high school students studying Lee's first and only novel, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a bestseller for 50 years. Books will be available for sale and signing. Details: and



St. Augustine Church presents David O’Leary Ireland’s Premier Young Tenor in concert on March 20th, at 2:45.  Accompanied by pianist Natalie Tennenbaum & The St. Augustine Bell Choir.  Light refreshments during Intermission.  Admission:  $20 Adults, $10 Children ($25 for Adults and $15 for Children if purchased at the door.) Please respond by March 15th.    St. Augustine Church, 381 North Highland Avenue, Ossining 914-941-0067



The Ossining Public library will also be presenting author Joe Wallace on Sunday, March 20th. He will be discussing and signing his book Diamond Ruby. The discussion will start at 3:00 p.m. in the Budarz Theater. For all other programming and information check out the library’s newsletter online or stop by and pick up a copy.


PLAY BALL! Warm up for spring with a discussion on "Baseball & Books" at the Ossining Public Library, Sunday, March 20, 3 pm, with baseball novelist and historian Joseph Wallace. His new novel, "Diamond Ruby," is inspired by the real-life story of Jackie Mitchell, a 17-year-old female pitcher who once struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. The discussion, co-sponsored by the Jesse Collyer Youth Sports Leagues, will be lead by Bob Minzesheimer, a USA Today book critic and JCYS coach. It's for readers and baseball fans of all ages. Books will be available for sale and signing. Details: and



SAVE THE DATE!!!  On March 24th, at 7:30 in the lower church, St. Ann’s Parish (25 Eastern Avenue, Ossining, 941-2556) will welcome Anglican priest, Fr. Michael Lapsley, SSMN, founder of the Institute for Healing of Memories.  Fr. Michael lost both hands and an eye in a letter bomb attack in Zimbabwe in 1990. Accompanied by prayers, love and support from around the world, he then began a journey from victim to survivor to victor. Fr. Lapsley is a renowned speaker on topics of reconciliation, restorative justice and healing. His insights and courage are sure to be a source of hope to us as we each journey toward healing and wholeness. Be sure to mark the date on your calendar.



Free Homebuyer Grant Seminar! *You must attend orientation to qualify for the program* Space is limited so reserve your seat today!  Community Housing Innovations, Inc., under contract with the NYS Affordable Housing Corporation and the NYS Department of Housing and Community Renewal, has over $2 million for down payment assistance and rehabilitation for those who qualify.  Up to $25,000 in Grant Assistance for Qualified Applicants Interested in Purchasing a Home in Westchester County!  Remaining Dates:  Monday, March 28th 2011 At the White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Avenue, White Plains 10601.  Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, RSVP: 914-683-1010.  Sign up on website at


April Events at Teatown Lake Reservation, For more information please 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 and are free for members and $5 for nonmembers (plus materials fee, if applicable), unless noted. When applicable, all programs must be paid for at the time of booking.


Saturday, April 2, 10:00 am – 11:30 am, FROG MUSIC, ALL WELCOME, The sounds of spring begin with a chorus of frogs. Explore a vernal pool and watch and listen as spring explodes at Teatown. Dress for the weather and wear boots that can get wet; Sunday, April 3, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, FAIRY HOUSES AND GNOME HOMES Use your imagination and natural materials (no picking please!) to create a home for woodland critters real or imagined; Saturday, April 9, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, WEEDS, TWIGS AND BARK, What does it take to feather a nest? These wonders of nature are constructed of different materials and come in all shapes and sizes. Try your hand at building a nest of your own, and then join in to make an eagle’s nest outdoors; Sunday April 10, 9:00 am, EARLY SPRING MIGRANTS ALL WELCOME. Birdsong is filling the morning air. Join Charlie Roberto on Teatown’s trails to see the earliest returns FREE; Sunday, April 10, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm,  ANIMAL ADVENTURES – AMPHIBIANS CHILDREN. Meet a few of Teatown ambassador animals in this program featuring local amphibians; Saturday, April 16, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm  GARDEN READINESS, ALL WELCOME. Is your garden ready for planting? Tips and techniques for greening up your grounds for spring with Master Gardener Maggie Pichura; Teatown Lake Reservation ** 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining NY 10562 **



Ossining Art Council Receives Arts Alive Grant. Award Will Help Fund Viva!Ossining Arts Festival  in April.  The Ossining Arts Council (OAC) has announced that it has been awarded an Arts Alive Grant from the Westchester Arts Council and the New York State Council on the Arts. The grant will help fund the OAC’s Viva!Ossining program - a month-long celebration of the arts to be held at the Ossining Public Library throughout the month of April.  Beginning with The OAC Annual Members Show opening on April 3, Viva!Ossining will feature a variety of art forms sure to please all tastes, interests and age groups, including  a children’s puppetry workshop on Sunday, April 10, 1-2 p.m., and a lively and educational dance performance, Viva Danza Espanola, on Saturday, April 23, from 2-3:30 p.m.  The opening reception on April 3 from 1-3 p.m. will be followed by a stimulating presentation on Cuba’s vibrant art and its relationship to that country’s politics by Dr. Damian J. Fernandez, a renowned expert on Cuba and Provost at SUNY Purchase.  This event is sponsored by the Briarcliff Committee for the Arts (BriCa) in conjunction with OAC.  Everyone is invited to attend and participate in the Viva!Ossining’s programs.  Artists who wish to show their work in the month-long exhibit may call (914) 502-4157 for additional information.   Please visit for news and updates



Courageous Conversations Parent Film Series Ossining Public Library Theater, Alcohol & Drug Use – Thursday, April 7, 2011, Self-Esteem – Monday, May 9, 2011 Peer Pressure is a common phrase that worries many parents today. The concern is justified when we look at some facts:

  • The Adolescent Substance Abuse Knowledge Base reports that almost 30% of teens are offered drugs in middle school and high school
  • 3.1 million teenagers smoke, according to the American Lung Association
  • The Kaiser Foundation reports that about 50% of teenagers feel pressured with regard to sex in relationships

While these statistics may alarm us, parents and adults have the ability to empower children to think for themselves and make smart decisions that keep them healthy and happy. If you are interested in turning the tables on the negative effects of peer pressure please join Ossining CTC, ILERA Counseling & Education Services and Westchester Library Systems for the next installation of the Courageous Conversations Parent Film Series. Presented by DeShannon Bowens, MS, Founder and Lead Therapist, ILERA Counseling & Education Services,  For more information call 914-329-2946



Hudson Chorale to Host an Intimate Chamber Concert: On Sunday, April 10, 2011, starting at 3:00 pm, the chorus will hold its annual fundraiser in a historic home seemingly designed for just such entertainment.  Hudson Chorale is offering music lovers a rare opportunity to experience chamber music as it was meant to be heard: in a gracious, private setting.  The program will include a piano trio by Brahms as well as selected baroque works performed by accomplished keyboard artist, David Baranowski, and friends. In addition to music, enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and pleasant conversation before and after the musical presentation.  The event will also include a Silent Auction of quality items and services provided by local businesses and individuals who support the arts. Seating for the concert is limited and reservations are required.  The event will take place in Ossining, NY; location and directions will be provided to all those who purchase tickets.  Admission to the event is $75.  Tickets are available only in advance: call (914) 462-3212 or email  Visit the chorus website:



Taconic Opera Presents Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers Most opera lovers know Bizet’s most famous opera, Carmen, but many find his opera, The Pearl Fishers, to be even more enchanting.  This sumptuous opera weaves a story of ancient tribes of pearl divers in Ceylon (modern day Sri Lanka).  The work is known for its soaring duet between the tenor and baritone choosing friendship rather than their passionate pursuit of the same woman.  Betrayal, forgiveness, sacrifice and love are the timeless lessons of this masterpiece which will be performed in French with translations above the stage (supertitles).  Performances are at the Yorktown Stage, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, on Friday, April 15 and Saturday April 16, 2010 at 8 PM, and a Sunday matinee April 17 at 2 PM.  Single ticket prices range from $32 to $42 with a $9 discount for seniors and students.  For information, tickets or directions: call (914) 245-3415 or email or visit  This production is made possible, in part, by the New York Council on the Arts and ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County government, corporations and individuals.



The Charles L. Brieant Community Center will be hosting the following eventMay 7th: A celebration of the Foods and Wines of the greater Ossining area.  In development: A Youth Art Show that celebrates the history of OssiningFor further information, contact Norman H. Fulton at 941-0000 or email



The Ossining Farmers Market moved indoors. 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 and organic chicken and beef, pickles, fish, pork, chicken, eggs, cheese, milk, yogurt, butter, herbs, baked goods and specialty foods, handmade chutney, and mushrooms.  Visit our website for more details: www.communitymarkets.bizPlenty of parking on site or in overflow parking at the Briarcliff Library.



Teatown’s Natural Science Summer Day Camp 2011 is jam-packed with adventure, discovery and hands-on fun in the out-of-doors. We’re catching frogs, collecting bugs, climbing rocks and exploring natural habitats all summer long!  Teatown Camp brings kids outside to learn about and explore the natural world in our two-week sessions that provide age-specific activities to encourage the spirit of discovery. Four two-week camp sessions begin on June 27th and end on August 19th.  Six different camp groups are comprised of children ages  4 through 14.  Children 15 years old by June 1st may apply to be a CIT; 16 year olds may apply for a Junior Counselor position; and those 18 and up may apply to be a Senior Counselor. Before and after care is available.


Four and five year old campers can choose from two half-day sessions, either 9am - 12pm or 1:30pm - 4:30pm.  Six and seven year olds can also choose from either half-day session or a full day of 9am - 3pm.  All other age groups attend the full day session of 9am - 3pm.  Each session includes exploration and creative play that fosters children's’ innate curiosity while teaching ecology and stewardship in Teatown’s abundant meadows, forests, lake and streams.  Camp session dates for 2010 are:


Session I                     June 27 – July 8                     Sensory Safari, It’s Elemental!  (No camp 7/4)

Session II                    July 11 – July 22                     Waterworks, Ain’t Misbehavin’

Session III                  July 25 – August 5                 The Green Machine, Rock On

Session IV                   August 8 – August 19             Aerial Acrobats, Survival Revival


For more information about Teatown  Lake Reservation and Teatown's Summer Camp and registration, please visit our website at or call Teatown at 914-762-2912.


Spring is on its way!  Teatown Lake Reservation announces the spring schedule for its popular Children’s Discovery Programs, which include programs for young children ages 2 - 5 and School Break Minicamps for children ages 4 - 12 years old.


The Spring Children’s Discovery Series is a 6-week program that encourages children to discover and explore the world around them.  Young explorers benefit from all that the spring season brings to Teatown in two separate programs beginning the week of April 25, 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, April 26th or on Wednesdays from 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm, beginning on Wednesday, April 27th, running for 6 weeks.  The fee is $105 for Teatown members or $120 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, April 26th or on Thursdays from 10:00 am – 11:30 am, beginning on Thursday, April 28th, running for 6 weeks.  The fee is $105 for Teatown members or $120 for nonmembers.


Teatown’s School Break Minicamps keep children busy and actively enjoying the gift of nature during school vacation.  Sessions are filled with games, animals, hikes and seasonal activities that get your kids outdoors to enjoy the world around them.  The Spring Minicamp runs from April 18 - 22, 2011 from 9:00 am – 12 noon for 4 and 5 year olds and from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for 6 – 12 year olds.  The fee for the half-day program for 4 and 5 year olds is $160 for Teatown members or $185 for nonmembers; the fee for the full-day program for 6 – 12 year olds is $300 for Teatown members or $335 for nonmembers.


Teatown offers a variety of environmental education programs for children and adults year-round.  To learn more about our educational programs or to become a member, visit



Ossining Girl’s Youth Travel Lacrosse League for 5th and 6th Grade students is seeking players for the Season starting late March.  Games are primarily played during the week at 6:30 pm at AMD Middle School.  Practice is twice a week also on the AMD field.  Initial cost per player is $125 which includes the mandated membership with the US Lacrosse Organization.  Come join the fun while learning the sport of Girls Lacrosse.  For additional information or to sign up please contact either Lynn Hooley at 941-1216 or, Brian Rink at 815-8394 or or Sharon Verdejo at 762-7452 or



Volunteers needed to help seniors -- Community Helping Hands, an aging in place organization serving Greater Ossining and Briarcliff, welcomes volunteers from all walks of life and offers them the opportunity to help their older neighbors. Whether you have an hour to spare or can devote more time, we have an opportunity for you! For information about their next meeting and volunteer orientation: call 914-346-7773 or email them at:


The recently launched Westchester Collaborative Theater [WCT] is pleased to invite playwrights, actors and directors who are interested in becoming company members to submit material for consideration. Who We Are: an Ossining based theater group meeting bi-monthly at the: Camille Budarz Theater, Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave, Ossining. New works are read and critiqued as part of the company’s ongoing lab process, which is focused on developing staged readings and full productions. Our first public reading, a one-act festival, has been announced for June.  We are a multi-cultural, cooperative theater company in the process of establishing not-for-profit status. Our stated missions are: furthering the skills of our members; developing new plays of merit; and fostering cultural enrichment in our surrounding communities. Who You Are: an actor, writer or director residing in the Westchester, Rockland, Putnam County area who enjoys the collaborative theater process and the excitement of participating in the development of new plays.  Writers who would like to participate forward sample scripts of no more than 20 pages.  Interested actors/actresses and directors forward headshots, resumes and inquiries to:



The Mike Risko Music School is now accepting registration for their Rock Band Summer Camp. This fun, musical, one week summer program is open to ages 7-17 who have some musical experience and want to play in a band over the summer. Students learn how to write their own music, they learn about band promotions, band equipment and play a big rock concert at the end of the week. All instruments and voice are welcome! Call 762-8757 for more information or visit



OHS CLASS OF 1971 looking for classmates from 1969 to 1973 to be included in a 40th REUNION PARTY hosted by the class of 1971 on September 24, 2011 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown. Other activities are planned for the weekend.  They are also looking for classmates who changed schools or moved away before graduation.  If you are a member of our class, or fit any of the above categories, please contact Susan Knell ( or Madeline Reamy ( so that we can update your information, and send you an invitation!  



A group of local AmeriCorps members are in the process of 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 them and various community groups to utilize their space to host events, programs, and support groups. Thank you to those who have already donated a wonderful selection of toys, games, and supplies!  They have received a great amount of toys that will be used in the room, after it has been painted and properly furnished. In order to complete the project, we are looking for storage for the toys. If anyone has any shelving, storage cabinets, and/or drawers that you are willing to donate or for more information: please contact Erin Maher at 914-502-1437 or Thank you for your support!



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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