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Release Date: June 30, 2011

FIREWORKS: July 1st, Friday Night Louis Engel Waterfront Park Fireworks at approximately 9:15pm. Join us for a great show and enjoy entertainment before hand with a concert at Louis Engel Waterfront Park starting at 7:30pm. This is a wonderful event and we hope you can be with us for an evening of fun. Music by Channel One.  A great way to kick off the holiday weekend.



Riverside Summer Concert Series: efforts are underway to seek public support for the Summer Concert Series at Louis Engel Park on the Ossining Waterfront.  If you would like additional information please visit the Town website and click on Town announcement and news. 



Louis Engel Waterfront Park, Spray Play Area, Hours of Operation 2011, During School Year starting June 4th, Weekends 12 to 6pm, Over 90 degrees - Weekends    11am to 7pm Monday to Friday 1pm to 5pm, School Year Ends, Weekends   12 to 6pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 1 to 5pm, Wednesdays 2:30pm to 7pm from July 6th to August 10th   Over 90 degrees - Weekends   11am to 7pm, Monday to Friday   1pm to 7pm



The Village Board is seeking an applicant to serve on the Ossining Waterfront Vision Committee. For additional information send a letter of interest contact the Assistant Village Manager, Ingrid Richards at 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, New York 10562, or 941-3554.



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.



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).



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 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 is outdoors at Market Square on the corner of Main and Spring Street. 8:30am-2pm 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 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



Congregation Sons of Israel Nursery School Summer Camp 2011 – Briarcliff, NY 10510

Come one, come all, CSI’s pre-school camp is the place to be when you are small.  Summer fun in the sun, lots of room to move and run.  Sport activities galore, baseball, basketball, golf and more.  Water play each and every day, you bet, oh what fun it is getting wet.   Themes it seems bring things into focus, Beach Bonanza, Amazing Animals, Silly Science, lots of laughs and a little hocus pocus.  Tell your friends it’s not too late, there’s still time to make your summer great!  CSI Nursery School Summer Camp is for children almost 2 years old through 5 years old.  Each group is assigned their own air-conditioned room and uses all of our beautiful outdoor space.   Summer 2011 camp dates are Monday, June 27th through Friday, August 12th. Hours are 9:00am – 11:55am.  Kids Karousel after camp enrichment is available from 12:00pm to 2:45pm.  For more information, please contact the school office at (914)762-6396 or



JULY 2011 EVENTS FOR ALL AGES AT THE OSSINING PUBLIC LIBRARY, Friday, July 1 through Saturday, July 30, July Art Exhibition: A Family Affair, Eclectic paintings by Ossining residents Elinor Stecker-Orel and Mano Orel will be on-view in the Library Gallery. Free. In the Library Gallery, Saturday, July 2, 2-4pm, Opening Reception for Art Exhibition: A Family Affair, Drop in the Library Gallery to meet and greet artists Elinor Stecker-Orel and Mano Orel and enjoy their paintings over light refreshments. Free. In the Library Gallery. Wednesday, July 20, 7-8pm, Natural Solutions to Sleep Disturbances with Dr. Goodstein, Those who suffer from sleep disturbances will not want to miss this informational session with Dr. Steven Goodstein, a Healthcare Wellness Consultant and motivational speaker, who will educate guests about safe, effective and natural solutions to improve sleeping habits. Second in a four-part series presented by the Foundation for Wellness Professionals. Free. In the 2nd Floor Conference Room. Wednesday, July 27, 7pm, Jewelry Workshop with Teddy Leveille, Join Ossining resident Teddy Leveille for a free hands-on workshop where participants will design and bead jewelry using semi-precious stones and sterling silver. Registration is required as space is very limited. Please call (914) 941-2416, ext. 327 to register. Free. In the 2nd Floor Conference Room.



Summer Music Camp at St. Paul’s on-the-Hill July 11 to 22, 2011 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Daily. ( 2 Weeks) $25.00 each week per family. Singing, Drumming, Keyboards, Trumpet, Guitar, and Steel Drums will be offered. If the instrument you would like to learn is not listed, inquire about it. St Paul’s On the Hill, 40 Ganung Drive, off Route 133, Ossining, New York 10562. Call the church office to sign up: 914-941-6627, Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM.


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.


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!



St. Augustine Church, 381 North Highland Avenue on Route 9, Ossining will have their 34th Annual Italian Festival on Tuesday, July 19 through Sunday, July 24 from 6:00 – 11:00 PM.  There will be a fireworks display presented by “Garden State Fireworks on Wednesday, July 20 (raindate Thursday, July 21 ) AND Sunday, July 24.  Come and enjoy the games, rides provided by Blue Sky Amusements, fireworks, delicious food, casino, and much, more.  For further information, please call the Parish Office at 941-0067.



Omar Herrera or OJH Productions Co. presents the 2nd Annual Ossining SummerFest 2011. Friday July 22nd. 4:30PM-10:30PM at Market Square & Parking Lot. SummerFest is a FREE outdoor summer festival featuring Main Stage at Market Square featuring back to back live performances by local, professonal and up & coming bands, duos, artists, dancers & actors, Great food vendors, drinks & dining area. Children's attractions, including but not limited to rides & games. Specials & discounts at over 12 participating Ossining businesses.Grand finale light show to conclude the evening's festivities. This year’s line-up features The Melillo Brothers- 2010 US Winners of the International Emergenza Music Festival. Album available on Itunes. Followed by Left in the Attic, The Stone Miracle, Austin & Dylan, Logrea Fitness/Zumba & more! For more information, sponsorship, adverising or volunteer opportunities please visit or call event production director at (914) 318-4392. A festive event you don't want to miss!

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.





COLLEGE ESSAY BOOT CAMP PROGRAM HELPS SENIORS WRITE A KNOCK-OUT COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ESSAY IN ONLY TWO DAYS The Ossining Public Library and Eduscape Associates have partnered to present College Essay Boot Camp, a two-day intensive workshop designed for students of all learning styles. In this course, rising high school seniors will tackle and conquer what is often considered the most difficult portion of the college application process. College Essay Boot Camp will take place on Wednesday, August 24 and Thursday, August 25 from 5-9pm in the Library’s 2nd Floor Conference Room. Tuition for this course is $350, however, scholarships are generously sponsored by TD Bank. For more information and to sign up for this course, please visit or call (914) 941-4148.  College Essay Boot Camp is structured around the “Six Step Process,” an innovative approach to formulating an engaging college admissions essay developed by Eduscape Associates. Students will graduate from this program with a completed essay that will eloquently present the student’s interests and experiences while capturing the attention of college admissions officers. This course focuses on the Common Application Essay, however, students may provide the instructor with a specific essay question not found on the Common Application at least one week in advance.



As part of its ongoing educational and community outreach, The Institute for End User Computing, Inc. — a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity based here in Ossining — would like to hear from any area students interested in learning to program computers and/or develop websites over the Summer.  Depending on the number of participants and their level of interest, instruction may be individualized via email correspondence or provided in person by having participants meet as a group somewhere in the community. Instruction will be provided free of charge to students at the high school level and above who are residents of Ossining and adjoining communities. The Institute is happy to customize the material presented to best meet student needs from introductory level through advanced graduate topics. It would also be happy to explore the possibility of providing similar services to any adults in the community who want to master such skills.The IEUC would also like to work with any Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers who are currently teaching or would like to develop computer science course offerings for students in the area. The Institute can help in identifying instructional materials and assist in curriculum development. If you are a teacher who wants to learn to program over the Summer so you can introduce your students to this exciting field in the Fall, one-on-one instruction can be provided.

For more information, please email the IEUC's Executive Director at: The IEUC 's weblog, Forging the Future, can be found at <> and  its main website is located at <>





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:



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:



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!   The Ossining High School Class of 1971, in honor of our 40th reunion, is hosting a Major Reunion Weekend Event, September 23-25, 20ll and is inviting classmates from 1968-1974. We are having an entire weekend of events: OHS tour on Friday afternoon, Friday night football game, picnic and hike at Teatown Reservation on Saturday, Dinner dance at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown on Saturday night, and breakfast on Sunday morning. If you are a classmate and want to know more about this event or if you would like to receive an invitation, please go to our website: We look forward to hearing from you!



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






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 1961 is looking for classmates for our 50 YEAR REUNIONFriday 30 Sept. -  Sunday 2 Oct. 2011.  We are also looking for classmates who changed schools or moved away before graduation.  Visit our website:  for additional information.  If you have a "find" or a "lead" for us, please contact Carol Browning Bulger at or 914-263-8948; or Barry Powers at or 850-386-6325.



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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