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Release Date: May 19, 2011

New Curbside Recycling Guidelines: The Village of Ossining will now recycle plastics coded 3-7. Although previously only plastics coded with a number 1 or 2 were collected for recycling, effective June 1st, all plastics coded with any number between 1 through 7 will be recycled. Typically, these include containers for food, beverages, detergents, household cleaners, and shampoo.  Coded pails and buckets, as well as coded flower pots and trays rinsed free of soil or other products, can also be recycled.

How:  All plastics must be rinsed clean and free of food waste and other products. Plastic caps on jars and bottles are acceptable. Place plastics loose in the bin with glass and metal containers.


Don’t Recycle:  Plastic bags (i.e. grocery, dry cleaning, packing material), vinyl, Styrofoam (i.e. cups, trays, packing material), any unmarked or non-coded plastics (including large rigid plastics as in toys, pools, and furniture, as well as clothing hangers, tableware, utensils), building materials (i.e. piping, sinks and other fixtures), and empty plastic containers which held potentially hazardous material, regardless of the recycling code (i.e. motor oil, pesticides and solvents).


*Remember: Containers (glass, metal, and plastics) can be mixed in your recycling bin.



The Police Department would like to remind all residents to lock their cars.  There has been a rash of larcenies in the surrounding areas.



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



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.



FREE OPERA LECTURE SERIES - TACONIC OPERA, APRIL 25 – JULY 18, 2011, 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



The Ossining Farmers Market has two more weeks indoors at the Briarcliff Congregational Church, 30 S. State Road Saturday from 9 am to 1pm.   The market features fresh local, certified organic produce, artisanal 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.  The market moves outdoors on May 28th to Market Square on the corner of Main and Spring Street. 8:30am-2pm. 



Crazy Heart Is May Feature At International Film Festival By Maryknoll Fathers And Brothers, Maryknoll, New YorkCrazy Heart will be the featured film for May as part of the 2010-2011 International Film Festival sponsored by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. It will be shown Friday, May 20, 7:30 p.m. at the Maryknoll Mission Center, 55 Ryder Road in Ossining. Admission is free. Crazy Heart is a 2009 U.S. film from director Scott Cooper.  The story centers around a faded country music musician who is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him. 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



The Northern Westchester Model Railroad ClubWorlds Greatest Hobby.” 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:


Shattemuc Yacht Club hosts an Open House on Sunday May 22th 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 junior sailing academy, outdoor pool, adult sailing lessons and clubhouse facing the scenic Hudson River sunset.  There are 125 boat slips, 20 deep-water moorings, small boat and Kayak storage.  The clubhouse is open year-round to all members for social events, family picnics and barbeques or just relaxing.  Come see why Shattemuc Yacht Club should be Your Home on the Hudson. For more information –


Living Well Open House – co-sponsored by Northwest Livable Communities Connection and Westchester Community College. Join us on Tuesday May 24 10:00-11:00am at The James House at Phelps Hospital Call Phelps Hospital at 914-366-3937 to register.


On Thursday, May 26, 10 a.m., the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Mission Center in Ossining will conduct an Emergency Shelter Alert drill. The Society will ring its tower bells for approximately 10 minutes as this drill is in progress for employees and residents of the Mission Center. The bells may be heard for several miles. The purpose of the drill is to rehearse emergency response to a serious natural or man-made disaster affecting the Maryknoll Society community.   



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 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 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,


Assemblywoman Galef Hosts A Discussion On: Energy Consumption and Meeting the Demand

Speakers will discuss regional and local energy distribution, growth in energy demand, the future of our energy use, and how we can reduce our energy footprint. State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef invites the public to join her on, Wednesday, June 8th from 7-9pm at the Croton Harmon High School Auditorium, 36 Old Post Road South, Croton-on-Hudson, to discuss energy consumption, our future, and ways to cope with the ongoing energy demand in New York State.Topics to be discussed include: energy consumption and demand in New York State, regional and local energy distribution, projected and real growth in energy demand throughout New York State, the goals and incentives in alternative energy, and how New Yorkers can reduce their energy footprints.



Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Presents a Double Feature: Two Roundtable Discussions: Brainstorming Paths to Cost Savings for Taxpayers. On Thursday June 9th at the Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, Assemblywoman Galef will be hosting two roundtable discussions, “Brainstorming Paths to Cost Savings for Taxpayers.” First school officials will talk about how they are starting to realize savings from measures they have taken to share services. They will be followed by municipal officials who are consolidating in such areas as courts, law enforcement, fire departments, and contracting out for services that offer cost savings. The first roundtable discussion takes place from 3:30-5:30 p.m. In between the school and the municipal roundtable, there will be an intermission from 5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m. where the public may join the Assemblywoman with their brown bag dinners for an open discussion.“I encourage you to be part of these conversations so you can take these ideas back to your own communities and schools and encourage them to look for savings where it does not impact services and may even improve them,” said Assemblywoman Galef. At the end of each discussion there will be an opportunity for questions from the audience. For more information, contact Assemblywoman Galef’s district office at 914-941-1111 or



Please join us for an Open House Saturday, June 11th from 1 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Willowbrook Swim & Tennis, 586 Millwood Road, Mount Kisco, NY. Stop by to see our large heated pool, new playground, and eight Hartru tennis courts. For additional information on membership and /or seasonal rentals please call Kelly Blacker (914) 241-3459 or Michelle Saccurato (914) 261-9853.



Collegium Westchester Chorus and Orchestra, under the direction of Eric Kramer, will present a concert on Saturday June 11, 2011 at 8 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Ossining (34 South Highland Avenue, on Route 9 opposite Ossining High School). The program, entitled "Glory and Nature," will include music of Sibelius (Four Humoresques, Op. 89), Poulenc (Gloria), Vaughan Williams (The Lark Ascending), and Mozart (Symphony No. 32, K. 318). Uli Speth is the violin soloist in the Sibelius and the Vaughan Williams. Admission is free. For more information, call 914-282-8611 or visit This event is made possible by the Arts Alive program of ArtsWestchester, with funding from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts. Contact info: Katherine Saenger, 115 Underhill Road, Ossining, NY 10562, 914-762-8582; Collegium Westchester, 34 South Highland Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562 914-282-8611,



Save the Date, Saturday, June 18th (rain date June 19th) Scholarship Fundraiser: Join the Ossining community for Celebration of Life:  Remembering Riley Saper, in support of the Riley Saper Foundation, whose mission is to provide scholarships to Ossining High School seniors attending college.

Last June, Riley lost a valiant battle with leukemia. Riley was a 7th grade student at Anne M. Dorner Middle School.  Even during his days in the hospital, and while on chemotherapy, Riley would follow his beloved Yankees, text his friends, and, true to his dedication and unyielding determination, complete his 7th grade work (with honors).  Riley’s interests included baseball, basketball, nature and music.  This day will pay tribute to each. The foundation is dedicated to Riley and to the success of the students of Ossining. Celebration of Life: Remembering Riley Saper Schedule of Events: 9 am: Girls Softball Game at AMD baseball field; 10 am – 11 am: The first of two one hour Hikes with local naturalist at Teatown Lake Reservation.  Meet in the parking lot at Teatown Lake Reservation; 11 am and 1 pm: Girls and Boys Basketball Tournaments at Anne M. Dorner Middle School Gymnasium; 11 am - 1 pm: J.C.Y.S. Little League All Star Game at AMD baseball field; 1:30 pm - 4 pm: J.C.Y.S. Seniors Championship Game at AMD baseball field; 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Tree planting and hike with local naturalist at Teatown's Cliffdale Farm (on Teatown Rd.).  Meet in the parking lot at Cliffdale Farm; 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm: AMD Student vs. Teacher kickball game; 5pm – 8 pm: Free Concert and BYOP (bring your own picnic and blanket) at Anne M. Dorner Middle School $25 suggested donation per family for the concert For the kids: Worst Singer Competition, Sack Race, Three-Legged Race.  All events at Teatown and Cliffdale are free.   Suggested donation: $10 per hiker. All proceeds from this event on June 18th will help fund the scholarship program. The first Riley Saper Foundation Scholarship will be awarded on June 2 to an Ossining High School senior attending college in the fall. Anne M. Dorner Middle School (AMD) is located at Van Cortlandt Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562  Teatown Lake Reservation is located at 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY 10562. 

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.


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.



OPL Summer Film Series – Books on Screen, Wednesday, July 6 – True Grit, Wednesday, July 27 – 127 Hours, Wednesday, August 10 – My Dog Tulip, Wednesday, August 31 – The Adjustment Bureau, The Budarz Theater at the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, (914) 941-2416,,  7pm, Free, The Ossining Public Library invites bookworms and cinephiles alike to enjoy a free night out (or four) at the movies as it presents Books on Screen, a series of four film adaptations of fiction and non-fiction stories. Books on Screen opens on July 6 with “True Grit” starring Jeff Bridges and Josh Brolin. The Oscar-nominated Coen Brothers drama is a reimagining of Charles Portis’ novel about a young woman who sets out to bring her father’s murderer to justice.The series continues on July 27 with “127 Hours,” James Franco’s harrowing interpretation of Aron Ralston’s Between a Rock and Hard Place, a memoir chronicling Ralston’s struggle to survive after becoming trapped under a boulder while canyoneering in Utah. Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave and Isabella Rossellini lend their voices to “My Dog Tulip,” an animated drama based on J.R. Ackerley’s memoir chronicling his bond with a rescued German Shepherd, which will be shown on August 10. The series closes on August 31 with “The Adjustment Bureau,” a romantic thriller inspired by a Philip K. Dick short story starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt as lovers who literally test their fate against a team of mysterious forces keeping them apart. The Books on Screen series was curated by Bonnie Katz.


FRAN CAPO, COMEDIENNE & “WORLD’S FASTEST TALKING WOMAN” TO APPEAR AT THE OSSINING PUBLIC LIBRARY JULY 7. The five-time world record-holding performer and author will discuss her new book, Myths and Mysteries of New York Comedienne, “World’s Fastest Talking Woman” and Ossining native Fran Capo will take the stage at the Ossining Public Library on Thursday, July 7 at 7:30pm in the Budarz Theater. Capo promises a whirlwind evening of adventure as she discusses her latest book, Myths and Mysteries of New York: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained, chronicling some of New York State’s most bizarre events and people. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. For more information about this free event, call (914) 941-2416 x327 or email The Library is located at 53 Croton Avenue in Ossining. Myths and Mysteries of New York: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained is the second in Capo’s series of books examining unusual phenomena and strange events in the history of the United States. In her latest book, Capo uncovers the secrets behind some of New York State’s notorious supernatural events including ghost-sightings at the Dakota apartment building in Manhattan as well as the alleged paranormal activities on Buckout Road in Harrison and at Skene Manor in Whitehall. The book also features accounts of the lives and times of a number of eccentric figures including Jules Bourglay, the vagabond better known in Westchester as the Leather Man. Best known for holding the Guinness World Record for Fastest Talking Female (clocking in at 603.32 words per minute), Capo has performed at comedy clubs and organizations from New York to Okinawa. Her career reaches far beyond comedy and her mile-a-minute speaking talents; throughout the past 20 years she has also gained recognition as an author and “Mommy Blogger,” motivational speaker, voiceover artist, television host, spokeswoman, and adventurer. She has published over a dozen books on a variety of subjects ranging from history and travel to self-help and spirituality. Her television credits include appearances on Entertainment Tonight, Fox & Friends, The Late Show, Good Morning America, Last Call with Carson Daly, Larry King Live, and Ripley’s Believe it or Not!



RED BULL NEW YORK PARTNERS WITH AYSO 201 OSSINING TO HOST SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM, HARRISON, NJ– Red Bull New York is excited to announce a partnership with AYSO 201 Ossining to offer a one-week youth soccer camp program. The partnership will bring a professional Red Bulls soccer camp to the local community on August 1 – August 5, 2011. The camp will be held at Cedar Lane Park. The New York Red Bulls Soccer Camps are the area’s only training programs that are operated by a professional Major League Soccer team. Every child will leave the camp a better player having progressed through a technical and tactical training curriculum that has been designed by youth development experts. All instruction is provided by highly qualified Red Bulls youth coaching staff. Campers are also exposed to aspects of the professional game and get to learn what it takes to progress to the next level.  Every camper is also invited to attend a professional Red Bulls game and live the experience of watching their role models in action, at the club’s new stadium, Red Bull Arena.  Additional privileges and rewards will include a Red Bulls ball and t-shirt as well as an evaluation from a highly qualified trainer. For further information on the camp please visit or call 1-888-370-7287.





Taconic Opera.  If you’ve always wanted the opportunity to perform in an opera, here it is.  This is an open invitation for all voice parts to join Taconic Opera’s chorus for the 2011 fall performances of Verdi's Nabucco!  This will be a FULLY STAGED production with full union orchestra and sets/costumes, in Italian with English supertitles above the stage.  All lead singers and orchestra members are experienced professionals.  Performances will be at the Yorktown Stage in Yorktown, NY, on October 21-22 at 8:00 pm, and an October 23 matinee at 2:00 pm; and a reprisal performance at SUNY Purchase in conjunction with Harrison Friends of Opera on Nov. 5, 8:00pm.  There is NO MEMBERSHIP FEE to join the company, but all singers will be required to supply their own scores and help put together their costumes.  Nabucco, one of Verdi’s most beloved operas, contains a treasure trove of choruses, including the famous Va pensiero (Chorus of Hebrew Slaves).  Singers need not be frightened - this is easier to do than you might imagine, and it is an incredibly exciting, satisfying and FUN performance experience.  Music rehearsals begin on June 25 and will run on Weds from 7:00-9:00 pm, and Sats from 3:00-5:00pm.  Staging rehearsals begin mid-September and try to adhere to the Wed/Sat calendar as much as possible.  Don’t hesitate to call to discuss your particular availability. Rehearsal Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 801 Kitchawan Road (Route 134) Ossining, NY 10562. If interested or need additional information to decide, please contact Mary Corda, Taconic Opera Communications Director, at or 914-649-1826.  For more information about our company, including our philosophy and production photos, please visit our website:



The price of gas got you worried about your summer vacation?  Stay local and spend your summer at the Torview Swim and Tennis Club, 25 Stormytown Road, Ossining.  Torview is just 1.6 miles from Claremont School, 1.8 miles from Brookside, 2.2 miles from Park, and only 1.97 miles from the Wobble Café to Torview’s Wobble Café Poolside.  Added bonus…your family will actually save money sitting poolside!  One game Yankee tickets and train tickets for a family of four:  $141.  Pizza, salad, baked ziti, garlic bread:  $36.  Trip to the movies for two adults and two children:  $38.  One week house rental in Beach Haven, NJ:  $471/day.  One day for a family of four in Boston, MA:  Aquarium, Duck Tour, Red Sox game:  $297One day at Torview for a family:  $26.83 a day for the first year, and only $13.41 a day for the second+ years., 941-5457 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:



GREEN COMMUNITY GARDEN of HOPE, Located at Mariandale ~ 299 North Highland Avenue ~ Ossining (btw. Eagle Bay & All Aboard) STILL Accepting Members!! We had our 1st work party last week & prepared the ground, so to speak, for 1st Season of Growth, Learning & Friendship.  Or, Maybe you just want to see how we’re doing and lend a hand.  ADDITIONALLY we welcome any lightly used gardening tools, hoses, carts & wheelbarrows.  Please bring those and water along with you.  We WILL put them to good use! Questions? Email: or visit



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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