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Release Date: April 28, 2011

The Ossining Fire Department will be holding a "WET DOWN" at Fire Headquarters, 21 State Street, Saturday, April 30th from 12pm -3pm.  Ossining Fire Departments new Tower Ladder and Engine will be Blessed between 12pm and 12:30pm. Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Soda and water will be provided. The Ossining Community is invited to view the new apparatus and enjoy a bite to eat.



Worried about identity theft?  Have old personal papers lying about the house. The Westchester County Mobile Shredder is coming to the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Its purpose:  to help you shred and destroy personal documents in an effort to combat the fastest growing crime in the nation – identity theft.  It’s a good idea to shred documents you are no longer using, like old documents and bills that bear personal identifying information such as name, address, phone number, credit card number or social security number.  Paper from business, schools, institutions or commercial enterprises will not be accepted. Before you go, come prepared:  remove all metal clips, fasteners, binders, folders and hard covers and place the papers loosely in a box.  Up to four boxes file-size (10”x12”x15”) of papers are allowed for shredding by each resident.



Village of Ossining to Release Requests for Proposals on Main Street Sites The Village of Ossining released Requests for Proposals on April 1, 2011 for two village owned sites located at 147-155 Main Street (the “We Can Do It” site) and 200 Main Street (the Ossining Bank for Savings building).  The Requests will seek submissions from interested developers for the redevelopment of both parcels, the first being comprised of a vacant lot, and the second containing an existing historic structure. The due date for the Request for Proposals (RFPs) for these sites will be due June 3, 2011.  To download the RFPs please see .  Interested parties can contact Valerie Monastra, Village Planner, at 914-762-6232 or



Hydrant Flushing Schedule: the Village of Ossining Water Department began their semiannual hydrant-flushing program on Sunday evening, April 3, 2011.  Flushing of hydrants will be performed between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. in order to minimize disruptions to our residents. The entire hydrant-flushing program will take approximately three weeks to complete.  When hydrant flushing occurs close to your home, your water may be somewhat discolored first thing in the morning.  Just run your water for a short period of time and it should clear up.  If the discoloration persists, please notify the Water Department at 941-6111.



Ossining Earth Day/Stash the Trash Event Set for April 30. Family Day to Help Keep Ossining Beautiful and Learn About Living a More Sustainable Life. Looking for a fun and educational family day out that can also help you live a more sustainable life? Come out with your family and friends to Ossining’s Earth Day/Stash the Trash event at the beautiful Louis B. Engel Waterfront Park on April 30 from 11am -5pm. Featured events of the day, which have been organized by the Town/Village Green Ossining Committee include: Stash the Trash:  Meet at 12 noon at Engel Park, the Joseph G Community Center, 95 Broadway; the Ossining Historical Society at Croton Avenue, or the Jug Tavern, 74 Revolutionary Road to get your assigned clean up territory, gloves and bags.  This year, we are pleased to offer biodegradable garbage bags for the clean up. Come to the Earth Day fair afterwards to participate in activities and have some delicious, healthy local food. Earth Day Celebration:  11am-5pm: Come to Louis B. Engel Waterfront Park for a fun and educational day with your family, featuring music, children’s activities and information about how to save money by reducing your carbon footprint. Special events throughout the day! Performers - Claremont School Chorus, “Modern Crusaders” dance performance, John Elkes, DJ Johnny G, other local musicians. Recycle Extravaganza! Clothes, Books, Household appliances, small personal electronics, E-waste -computers, laptops, monitors, printers, copiers, fax machines, servers, ups batteries, keyboards, mice, wires, computer parts, telephone systems ,cell phones, stereo equipment. ($10.00 charge for television sets, air conditioner units and dehumidifiers), Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFL). Delicious Local Food – enjoy local restaurants, Starbucks iced tea and more! Recycle/Swap sports & recreation equipment your kids no longer need. Special event this year: Prom Dress Swap – Bring your prom dresses to donate or swap. Raffle for free corsage/boutonniere. Education by Hilltop Hanover Farm, Ossining High School Environments Club, Teatown, Clearwater, Riverkeeper, Ossining Boat and Canoe Club, and other organizations. Sponsors include: Starbucks, Cravings, Club Fit, Green Mountain Energy, Rubrums, WOW Green, North American Refinery, Office Recycling Solutions, 511NY Rideshare, and others.  Join us as a sponsor. There are still limited vendor spaces available for those who have green business ventures.  We are also seeking student and adult volunteers to assist with the day’s activities. For more information, go to, or contact Catherine Borgia at, 914-762-6001, or 914-262-8873.



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



Ossining Summer Day Camps, 2011 TO REGISTER: Camp registration will take place in April, each camp will have one evening of registration at the Community Center at 7pm, dates are listed below. You must bring the following items to registration night: completed registration form; birth certificate, copy to leave; immunization records, copy to leave with us; Recreation ID card; checks or money order made out to Ossining Recreation; the above for each child if you’re registering more than one on the same night. On line registration starts one week prior to the in person dates listed below, due to high demand we suggest you take advantage of the online process. This requires that you open an account and come to the Community Center to get an ID card. Proof of residency is required with a picture ID and some sort of bill or a piece of mail to that address. A Recreation ID card is required to register for camp. If you register online you must bring the Recreation ID card and copies of the birth certificate and the immunization record to the Community Center by 4/28/11. Cut off dates for age groups correspond to School District guidelines. Child must be of age by December first of 2011 to qualify for age bracket.



  • Claremont School Camp (ages 6 -10) Mon., 4/25
  • Ryder Park (6-10) Tues., 4/26
  • Pre-K Camp (Comm Cntr.) (4-5) Wed., 4/27
  • Roosevelt School (5-6) Wed., 4/27
  • Veterans Park Sports Camp (10-14) Thurs., 4/28
  • (Registration starts at 7pm for all camps)


For more information visit and click on the Recreation Department to download the 2011 Spring/Summer Brochure or call the Recreation Department at 941-3189.



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, Ingrid Richards at 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, New York 10562, or 941-3554.




Part II of a free lecture series, Viva Verdi!, regarding the operas of Giuseppe Verdi will be held at the Mt. Kisco Public Library, 100 Main St., Mt. Kisco, NY, on Mondays at 2:00 pm starting on April 25 and ending on July 18, 2011.  The operas to be presented in their order in the series are 4/25/11 Les Vepres Siciliennes, Arnold, and Simon Bochanegra, 5/2/11 Un Ballo un Maschera, 5/9/11 La Forze del Destino, 5/16/11 Don Carlo, 7/11/11 Aida, 7/18/11 Otello and Falstaff.  The series will be presented by a member of the Board of Directors of Taconic Opera.  Registration is not required. For additional information regarding Taconic Opera, visit the company 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 30, 10:00 am   TURKEY MOUNTAIN WITH CLUB FIT, ALL WELCOME. While not the Matterhorn, views from the 832 foot mountaintop include the Croton Dam and, on a clear day, the Manhattan skyline. A panorama of the countryside, hills and reservoirs, unfolds from the top. Wear comfortable boots and bring lunch and water. Meets at: Club Fit Parking Lot opposite Toys “R” Us Hike Length: 3 miles-short but steep. Time: 2-3 hours, including lunch. Rain cancels. Call Teatown if you want to meet at the hike location or if the weather is questionable; Saturday, April 30, 1:00 pm EDIBLE MUSHROOMS AND THEIR POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES ALL WELCOME. If you are interested in learning about wild mushrooms, this program will answer all your questions. What is a mushroom? How many kinds are there? What are their functions in the environment? How can we tell which are edible and which are toxic or even deadly? Dianna Smith is a mycology educator and president of the Westchester-Connecticut Mycological Association (COMA). Her presentation will be illustrated with her photos, many of which have been published in mushroom identification field guides.

Teatown Lake Reservation ** 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining NY 10562 **


A Hudson River Journey: 1609-2109, April 5-April 30, A traveling exhibit produced by Riverkeeper, "A Hudson River Journey" tells the story of the river from three perspectives: pre-contact Lenape, present day and near-term future.  The visitor travels to six regions along the Hudson River and experiences river stories relevant to each.  This exhibit will be on view at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library from April 5 through April 30.


Wildflowers of Westchester, Wildflower Island Guide Training: 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 at 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 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.



The Northern Westchester Model Railroad ClubWorlds Greatest Hobby.” Hank Teller will also be glad to answer any questions about model railroading. You can call him at 914-309-2395 also. NMRA Metro North Division The Metro North Division of the National Model Railroading Association (NMRA) will be meeting in the New Canaan Historical Society. Their remaining meeting before the Summer break is scheduled for Saturday, 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:



IN MY MOTHER'S GARDEN!  The Lantern Gift Shop at St. Paul's-on-the-Hill will be open Saturday, April 30, from 10 AM to 3 PM for its Spring and Mother's Day Sale. A special luncheon, an Afternoon English Tea, will also be served in the church's parish from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM. The luncheon will feature an assortment of sandwiches, scones with preserves and clotted cream, assorted sweets,  and, of course, tea!  The charge: $12 per person. There will also be a chance on that Saturday to trade those plants that are crowding your garden for others that you don't have enough of.  A plant exchange will take place outside the Shop. All are welcome! So bring your Mom, and then, after you've swapped plants and bought those special spring gifts, plan to stay for that very special "Afternoon Tea" in the church's parish hall.  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.



GREEN COMMUNITY GARDEN of HOPE, Located at Mariandale ~ 299 North Highland Avenue ~ Ossining, NY, Now Accepting Members for its 1st Season of Growth, Learning & Friendship, Priority given to those who can walk, bike &/or bus in Sign up Saturday, April 30th starting at 11 am down at Engels’ Waterfront Park  in conjunction with Stash the Trash & Ossining’s Earth Day Extravaganza.  Find us at our table, where we will be raffling off a BeeKeeper’s Gift Basket! ADDITIONALLY we welcome any lightly used gardening tools, hoses, carts & wheelbarrows.  Please bring those down with you on Earth Day as well!  We WILL put them to good use! If you have any questions e-mail:


SLEEPY HOLLOW, New York- Phelps Memorial Hospital Center's Healthy Life series continues to offer the community a wide range of programs on health-related subjects, as well as numerous health screenings and support groups. All events take place on the Phelps campus, 701 North Broadway in Sleepy Hollow, unless otherwise noted. The Phelps Healthy Life calendar for May 2011 is as follows: Monday, May 2 - Look Good . . . Feel Better This free program is for women who are going through treatment for all types of cancer. Look Good...Feel Better teaches women beauty techniques to help manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Makeup kits donated by cosmetic companies are given to each participant to take home. The program is offered i n partnership with the American Cancer Society, The National Cosmetology Association, and the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) Foundation. Group facilitated by Sheri Silver, cosmetologist, from 7 - 9 pm, in the Walkway Conference Room. Advance registration is required. Call (800) 227-2345 to register. Tuesday, May 3 - Swallow Screening Do you sometimes feel food or liquid go down the "wrong pipe"? Does food get stuck? Do you have pain when you swallow? Do you experience food or liquid coming back up? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should attend this free swallow screening clinic. Conducted by Erin Baker, MS-CCC/SLP Andrea Bracciante-Ely, MSP-CCC/SLP, and Paula Dinu, MS-CCC/SLP. From 9:30 - 11 am in the Walkway Conference Room. Call (914) 366-3220 to register. Wednesday, May 4 - Stroke Support Group A support group for stroke survivors, their families, friends and caregivers, providing education, friendship and support. Held the first Wednesday of every month from 3:30 - 4:30 pm, in the Walkway Conference Room. For more information, call (914) 366-3221. Wednesday, May 4 and 18 - Blood Pressure Screenings are offered the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Screenings are free, but appointments are required. Call (914) 366-3220 to register. Thursday, May 5 and 19 - Evening Bereavement Support Groups will be held on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. The group is facilitated by Bereavement Coordinator Bess Steiger, CSW, in Conference Room 225, 755 North Broadway. Suggested donation: $10 per session. Call (914) 366-3325 or email for information. 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 a member of the Stellaris Health Network.


Holy Ossining! Continues…Our Sacred Spaces and Peaceful Places…Congregation Sons of Israel, Sunday, May 1, 2011, 12:00 PM, Ossining Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining.  Not too many people know that Briarcliff’s Congregation Sons of Israel (CSI) got its start in Ossining as a mutual-aid society in 1891.  Still fewer know that CSI also has cemetery.  Come and learn the history of CSI’s humble beginnings and about Jewish burial laws, customs, traditions and the meaning of gravestone inscriptions and symbols.  Hosts Rabbi Steven Kane, Miguel Hernandez, Maria Toro &Patricia Sacchi, Sponsored by the Ossining Historical Society Museum with support from the Ossining Parks & Recreation Department.Contact Miguel Hernandez 914-941-4920 or e-mail



The Jug Tavern of Sparta, the historic site behind the Arcadian Shopping Center, invites the public to its Annual Meeting on Monday, May 2. The speaker will be former Village of Ossining Mayor Miguel Hernandez, who will deliver an illustrated talk on “Ossining’s Historic Cemeteries:  Mourning and Commemoration in 19th Century America." The meeting will start at 7:30 at the Jug Tavern, 74 Revolutionary Road. The talk is free and open to all. For more information, contact .



SONDHEIM: BROADWAY ON FILM SERIES COMING TO THE OSSINING PUBLIC LIBRARY Wednesday, May 4 – Sunday in the Park with George, Wednesday, June 1 – Passion, The Budarz Theater at the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining at 7pm, Free to all, The Ossining Public Library will present three filmed productions of Tony Award-winning musicals composed by living legend Stephen Sondheim. The series opens with the 2007 revival of Company, an exploration of love and commitment starring Raúl Esparza. It continues with Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize-winning landmark examination of creativity starring Berna­dette Peters and Mandy Patinkin; and Passion, Sondheim’s operatic musical about obsessive love, starring Donna Mur­phy and Marin Mazzie. All films will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Budarz Theater. This series was curated by Bonnie Katz.



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 over flow parking at the Briarcliff Library.



Join the OPL for an Opening Reception & Dedication for “Embrace” on Saturday, May 14 -The Ossining Public Library recently received a new sculpture to be enjoyed by patrons in the Library Gallery. The wooden sculpture, entitled Embrace, was created in 1956 by former Ossining resident Albert Wein and generously donated by the late artist’s wife, Deyna Wein. The public is invited to drop in and celebrate this intricate, beautiful work over light refreshments in its new permanent home on Saturday, May 14 from 2-4pm in the Library Gallery.  Embrace, a four-foot tall wood sculpture of a young couple in romantic entanglement was created in 1956 as an engagement present to Wein’s wife, Deyna. Very few artists of the twentieth century have so successfully achieved a balance between the extremes of Classicism and Modernism as did Albert Wein. His sound foundation of academic excellence provided the basis for the stylized, modernistic approach that set him apart from his contemporaries. The son of artist Elsa Wein, Albert Wein was born in 1918 and began training at the Maryland Institute at age 9. Wein’s early experience with sculpture inspired him to “modernize and stylize the classical tradition.” Throughout his childhood, Wein studied at the National Academy of Design and continued into adulthood exploring sculpture at the Beaux-Arts Institute and the American Academy in Rome. Throughout his career, Wein created sculptures for synagogues, private collections and also worked as a set designer for theater and television. Wein and his family moved to Ossining in the mid-1970s and continued to study and create until his death in 1991. Besides the OPL, Wein’s sculptures can be admired at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, FL and the Cummer Museum of Fine Arts & Gardens in Jacksonville, FL.  A full retrospective of his work was on display at the Boston Athenaeum in 2008.



On Sunday, May 15, the Ossining Library Foundation will present singer-songwriter Willie Nile at 2pm in the intimate 200-seat Budarz Theater at the Ossining Public Library. The concert is part of an ongoing “Words and Music” performance series curated by Ossining resident Alan Marzelli. Doors open at 1:30pm. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. The Ossining Public Library is located at 53 Croton Avenue in Ossining. For more information, call (914) 941-2416 or visit  Born and raised in Buffalo, Willie Nile grew up surrounded by music, studying piano and classical music into his teens. After finishing college, Nile made New York City his home in the midst of the vibrant punk and post-punk era, where he frequented historically famous clubs such as CBGB’s and Max’s Kansas City. Nile began performing regularly at Kenny’s Castaways in Greenwich Village, where his harrowing and rousing story-songs led him to a record deal with Arista Records. Nile’s illustrious career has wrought seven studio records and three live albums, most recently releasing The Innocent Ones, an album reflecting on the “innocent victims” of man’s inhumanity around the world, whether through war, neglect or ignorance.


OPEN HOUSE at Congregation Sons of Israel, 1666 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY.  Sunday, May 15th from 10 am – 12 Noon.  Meet our professional staff, tour the facility and enjoy a bagel and a beverage.  This is for prospective members and Nursery School families (we also have an awesome Nursery School Summer Camp!) – open to all; bring a friend. (914) 762 –2700 or


SUNY WCC SUMMER INFO:  Irene Kent a native of OSSINING is teaching once again Adult Beg. Ballet at SUNY Westchester Community College.  The summer ballet course runs from June 5th thru Aug 7th, 2011 for 10 Session.  Classes will be held on Sunday's from 11:30am till 1:30pm.  SUNY WCC Tel: 914-606-6830 and their website is  For more information on Irene please visit her website at: Course Description: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Ballet- Explores the foundations of ballet in a fun, active environment. Students will gain a progressively larger understanding of ballet fundamentals, which when combined together creates “dance”. Class sessions will include: barre work, center floor, adagio, pirouettes, petite allegro, and grande allegro. Emphasis is placed on correct body alignment and use of terminology. Students will work on dance combinations to improve technical skill, memory, and performance.


The community of Ossining will be hosting its fourth Relay For Life event on June 4-5, 2011 at Anne M. Dorner Middle School. Whether a part of a team or not – all are welcome.  Beginning at 7 pm on Saturday until 7 am the next morning, teams of students have committed to having one team member on the track at all times to show their commitment to the fight against cancer. Everyone in the community joins together by helping out in any way they can from donating to a team, providing an in-kind donation to help with the cost of the event, or coming out that night to support the ‘relay teams’! Relay For Life is an event where people come to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back against a disease that touches too many lives. As mentioned before, throughout the length of the event teams commit to having one person on the track at all times, relay style. To keep everyone motivated, there will be entertainment, activities and a very special reception for cancer survivors and their families to celebrate what they have overcome. Should you be interested in supporting this event or getting involved, please contact Nicole at or at 914-397-8844. You can also learn more by going to the event website,


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.



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:



Register today for the We Can! program (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition)! This FREE program targets families with children aged 8-14 years, and is being offered in the community in an effort to change unhealthy behaviors now and for the future of our children. Classes are held in Ossining on Monday nights for 4 weeks starting in May. Parents will learn new ways to motivate their children, tips & skills to promote smart food choices, and physical activity habits for the family.  Children aged 8-14 will engage in aerobic, anaerobic and weight-bearing exercises, as well as flexibility!  This program is being offered in English and Spanish. Space is limited and registration is required - for more information, contact Lori-Beth Patsey at Open Door Family Medical Center (914) 502 1448 or



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:





Help AmeriCorps Help Head Start!: This growing season, the pre-schoolers at St. Matthew’s will participate in the Ossining Organic Community Garden. As many children increasingly associate food with plastic packaging and McDonalds, it is vital to foster a connection between kids and growing food. Open Door’s AmeriCorps Members, with the assistance of Westchester Cornell Cooperative Extension, will teach the children where food comes from, the importance of friendly insects, and the joy of picking fresh organic vegetables to eat!...But we can’t do it without your support! We are seeking donations of new or gently used children’s gardening hand trowels, children’s aprons, and financial assistance to purchase gardening gloves for tiny hands! To make a donation, or for more information, please contact Sara Raab: 914-502-1357 or



The following items are being sought for an AmeriCorps gardening project with children from St. Matthews Westcop Headstart at the Ossining Organic Community Garden: Gardening gloves - Adults (small – large); Children’s (ages 3-12); Hand tools - Children’s gardening hand trowels; Adult gardening hand tools – particularly hand pruners & hand trowels. Children’s aprons & smocks (to protect their school clothes).To donate/drop off, contact Lori-Beth Patsey at 914 502 1448 or  Or drop off is 2 Church St, lower floor during office hours - ask for Lori with Open Door Family Medical.



Looking for OHS Class of ’76 Alumni:   If you remember The Hill, The Truck, the new-found freedom of the Humanities program, and football uniforms that said INDIANS on them, chances are good you were a member of-related to- or otherwise know- someone who was in the class of 1976.  Please go to class website  and click Missing Classmates see if you know, and can get in touch with any of the people we are trying to find. We will be voting on reunion options by the end of the month, and want to have as many people back in the loop as possible. 



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!  



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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