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OSSINING WEB BLAST 10-20-2011
Release Date: October 20, 2011


The Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Board of Trustees Work Session has been rescheduled to Wednesday, November 9, 2011 due to Election Day.  Please be sure to mark your calendars.

 

 

Friday, October 29, 2011, 10am-2pm, Village Court Lobby, 86 Spring Street, Ossining, NY, Prescription Take-Back Day, Help Avoid Abuse by friends and family—dispose of unneeded medications safely. If possible, please bring prescription and over-the-counter-medications in their original bottle or container. Sponsored by: Ossining Village Police Department, Ossining Police Benevolent Association Ossining Police Athletic League and Ossining Communities that Care.

 

 

 

The Mike Risko Band with Mike and Miriam Risko on guitar and vocals, Dr Larry Baskind on bass, Ben Zebelman on keyboard and Franklin Jackson Jr on drums will be performing locally at Karma Lounge on Main Street in Ossining on 10/22 at 9pm. Local music, local place! Spend Saturday evening in Ossining!

 

 

RABIES ALERT RABIES ALERT: RABID KITTEN IN OSSINING: The Westchester County Department of Health is issuing a rabies alert to residents who may have had contact with a rabid kitten in Ossining, near the intersection of James and State streets on or before Saturday, Oct. 1. The kitten was a light-haired calico, about three or four months old, with white, gray and orange markings. There were reported to be five or six other cats in the area where the kitten was found. The kitten had been clawing at the pavement and attacked an adult cat before a passerby caught the kitten in a laundry bag, placed it in a dog crate in her car and brought it to the SPCA in Briarcliff.  The kitten was confirmed rabid on Wednesday, Oct. 5. The health department used robo-calls to notify residents who live within a quarter-mile of the area where the kitten was found.  Anyone who believes that they or a pet may have had contact with the rabid calico kitten should contact the Westchester County Department of Health immediately at (914) 813-5000 to assess the need for rabies treatment.  For more information, go to www.westchestergov.com/health or call the RABIES INFOLINE at (914) 813-5010.

 

                                                                                               

IMPORTANT PUBLIC ADVISORY: The Village of Ossining Police Department in conjunction with the Village of Ossining Office of Emergency Management has launched a program to help notify the public of emergencies, road closures, hazardous conditions, and other incidents concerning the public within the Village of Ossining. This program, called Nixle, is a free program and allows members of the

public to receive these messages in email, text message, and on a internet web site. Village of Ossining residents are urged to subscribe to receive emergency messages only by texting 10562 to 888777 on their cell phone, or to receive a full complement of messages, including community updates residents can visit Nixle.com and click the sign up now! button.

 

 

The Ossining Farmers Market is outdoors at Market Square on the corner of Main and Spring Street from 8:30-2:00, rain or shine. The market features fresh, local foods, including conventional and certified organic produce, certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee, artisanal baked goods, free-range chicken and eggs, grass-fed beef, fresh fish, Hudson Valley wines, old-fashioned pickles and olives, cut flowers and a variety of specialty foods. Get to know your neighbors and your food better at the farmers market!” If any community group would like to have an announcement posted in the kiosk at Market Square, please call Community Markets at 923-4837 and we will be happy to accommodate your flyer.  Ask for Stella.  We would appreciate that you not paste it on the glass showcase as we will put it inside.

 

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE GRANT PROGRAM

FOR STORM RECOVERY$8 Million Program Targeted to Assist Victims of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched an $8 million appliance grant program for those who sustained property damage as a result of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The program will help New Yorkers cover the costs of replacing vital household appliances, such as refrigerators, boilers washing machines and furnaces, damaged by the recent flooding. Grants will be a fixed amount for different appliances and could cover up to 100 percent of the costs of a purchase. If the cost of the appliance exceeds the cap, the program will pay a portion of the total costs up to the cap. The program will be administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Grants will be available for the most critical energy efficient equipment and appliances. Residents statewide in affected areas will be eligible and must affirm that they have been impacted by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee and that these products are not covered by insurance or FEMA assistance. For residents affected by Hurricane Irene, grants on purchases of approved appliances and equipment will be retroactive to Aug. 29, 2011, and for residents affected by Tropical Storm Lee, grants will be retroactive to Sept. 9, 2011. Grants will be for ENERGY STAR© qualified appliances and equipment where applicable. In product categories for which there are no ENERGY STAR criteria, the higher efficiency units will be eligible for a rebate. A list of eligible equipment and appliances and rebate levels is as follows:

 

Eligible Equipment & Appliances

Rebate

Refrigerators (ENERGY STAR)

$350

Clothes Washers (ENERGY STAR)

$250

Clothes Dryers w/Moisture Sensor (higher efficiency)

$250

Dehumidifiers (ENERGY STAR)

$100

Furnace (ENERGY STAR)

$2,000

Boiler (ENERGY STAR)

$2,500

Hot Water Heater Tanks (electric- higher efficiency; gas- ENERGY STAR)

$400


Purchases of appliances and equipment, with the exception of dehumidifiers, must be for replacement purposes only and purchases covered by insurance or FEMA are not eligible. Audits to verify insurance claims and/or FEMA assistance may be conducted. All grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for completed applications, which will be available beginning Monday, September 19 at www.NYSApplianceRebates.com or by calling 1-877-NY-SMART (877-697-6278). The grant program will continue until funding runs out.

 

 

The Lantern Gift Shop at St. Paul's on- the- Hill Episcopal Church re-opens for business, Saturday shop hours of 10-1.  The Lantern Gift Shop is located on the church grounds at 40 Ganung Drive, Ossining.

 

 

The Ossining Public Library invites cinephiles to enjoy a free night out (or four) at the movies as

it presents Overlooked Orson Welles, a series of lesser-known Orson Welles films. Overlooked

Orson Welles with “The Stranger,” a crime-noir starring Edward G. Robinson and Loretta Young

alongside Welles, which tells the story of a War Crimes Commissioner searching for an infamous Nazi in

Connecticut. The series continues on October 5 with “Touch of Evil,” a stark and perverse story of

murder, kidnapping, and police corruption on the Mexican border starring Charlton Heston and Janet

Leigh. Anthony Perkins, Jeanne Moreau, and Romy Schneider star alongside Welles in “The Trial,” a

crime drama based on Franz Kafka’s novel following an office worker who is put to trial unaware of his

charges, which will be shown on November 2. The series closes on December 7 with “F for Fake,”

a documentary about the ins-and-outs of art and literature forgery starring Welles, Oja Kodar and

Joseph Cotten. The Overlooked Orson Welles series was curated by Bonnie Katz.

 

 

FREE Youth Harvest Party: Friday, October 28th at 6:00PM – 8:00PM. Calvary Baptist will be hosting our annual Harvest Party at 4 St. Paul’s Place in Ossining. (behind the Post Office/Hudson Pharmacy) Kids between the suggested ages of 5-10 (younger with parent present) are welcome to come join in the fun – it gets better every year!  Everything is Free (gratis). Free food/snacks, crazy games and crafts and even some prizes! If you have any questions, please email us at: info@calvaryofossining.org

 

 

The Ossining Historical Society Museum will celebrate its’ 80th anniversary on Saturday, October 29th.  A dinner and silent auction will be held at the Travelers Rest in Millwood beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Reservations are $55. And can be made by calling the Museum at 941-0001.  Reservations must be made In advance. The silent auction will have an outstanding collection of items that will please everyone.  Make your reservations early as space for this very popular event is limited.

 

 

The Ossining Arts Council (OAC) Exhibition "O," continues at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill thru October 29th, 2011

 

 

Community Singing Group “Old Mill Singers” invites New Members to join for its 2011 Holiday Show:  You are invited to join the Old Mill Singers as we prepare for our upcoming show in December, 2011.  As we continue our celebration of our 40th anniversary, the show will include a variety of holiday themed numbers, popular and classical, highlighting favorites from our history. Weekly rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm at St. Paul’s-On-The-Hill Episcopal Church, 40 Ganung Drive, in Ossining, NY.  We have no formal auditions so if you like to sing, come give us a try and sit in on a rehearsal. The ability to read music is not required - just the ability to sing in tune in a group.   That is who we are – an eclectic mix of some very good singers and just some very good people – who like to have fun with music and with each other. See us on the web at www.oldmillsingers.org or on Facebook.  Prospective members     should contact our Membership Chairman, Sharon Brana at oldmillsingers@gmail.com or 914 762-3765.

 

 

Handicrafts from around the World For Sale at Maryknoll Sisters’ International Bazaar. Maryknoll Sisters will hold its annual International Bazaar on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, 10 Pinesbridge Rd., Ossining, NY.  Featuring handicrafts for sale from Africa, South and East Asia, the Pacific Islands and the Americas, locations where the Sisters work, the bazaar serves as a fundraiser supporting the Sisters and their humanitarian efforts around the world. It’s also an opportunity for local residents to get some of their Christmas shopping done early. A free event, open to the public, this year’s bazaar will also feature a book signing for On the Threshold of the Future: The Life and Spirituality of Mother Mary Joseph Rogers by Claudette LaVerdiere, M.M. Mother Mary Joseph founded Maryknoll Sisters, the first U.S.-based congregation of Catholic women dedicated to foreign mission. The Maryknoll Sisters will celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2012. In addition to handicrafts, visitors will be able to purchase home-baked goods from the Sisters’ kitchen, as well as assorted snacks. There will also be a raffle and a silent auction, as well as “Christmas Around the World.” A special children’s corner is also included. The purposes of the International Bazaar are to raise funds to support the Sisters and their work, as well as to provide access for the local community to the arts and handicrafts from the Maryknoll Sisters’ world missions. Bring your family and friends and shop early for Christmas and the holidays! For Directions or other information call 914-941-7575 or go to: www.maryknollsisters.org .

 

SUNY WCC FALL: ADULT BEGINNER BALLET, and BASIC POINTE:  Irene Kent a native of OSSINING is teaching once again Adult Beg. Ballet, and is now offering BASIC POINTE at SUNY Westchester Community CollegeThe FALL ballet, and basic pointe course runs from September 18th, 2011 thru December 11, 2011.  Ballet will be held on Sunday's from 11:30am till 1:30pm, with BASIC POINTE to immediately follow from 1:30pm till 2:30pm.  SUNY WCC Tel: 914-606-6830 and their website is www.sunywcc.edu/ce/registration.  For more information on Irene, and her classes please visit her website at:  www.star-bound.com.

 

FRIENDS OF MUSIC CONCERTS, INC. PRESENTS TRIO CON BRIO COPENHAGEN IN CONCERT Friends of Music Concerts, Inc. continues its 58th concert season presenting the world's finest chamber music, when Trio con Brio Copenhagen takes the stage on Saturday, October 22, 2011. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Kusel Auditorium at Sleepy Hollow High School, 210 North Broadway (Route 9). Parking is free. Formed in 1999 by Danish pianist Jens Elvekjaer and Korean sisters, violinist Soo-Jin Hong and cellist Soo-Kyung Hong, the ensemble received the 2005 Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award, one of the most coveted in the world of chamber music. In its review of the 2005 awards program Gramophone magazine said, "It's easy to see what so impressed the judges...[the] performances can compete with the best available...airtight ensemble...a superb, greatly gifted chamber group." www.trioconbrio.dk. In its October 22nd appearance, the Trio will perform Haydn's Trio No. 39 in G Major; Ravel's Piano Trio in A minor; and Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50. The Emerson String Quartet opened the season on October 1. Following Trio con Brio Copenhagen will be Charlie Albright, winner of the 2009 Young Concert Artist and the 2010 Gilmore Young Artist awards, who will perform on November 12. The new year will bring the Carducci String Quartet on April 14, 2012 to perform works by Haydn, Shostakovich, and Brahms. Zuill Bailey, called the pre-eminent cellist of his generation, will perform on April 28, 2012, with piano collaborator Nevah Perlman. Closing the season on May 12, 2012, will be Julliard Baroque, in an all-Bach program that will include three of his Brandenberg concerti.Tickets for each Friends of Music concert are $30 for adults and $15 for students. Order forms may be downloaded from www.friendsofmusicconcerts.org and then mailed with a check to Friends of Music Concerts, P.O. Box 675, Millwood, NY 10546.

Teatown Lake Reservation October 2011 Events, Saturday, October 22, 10:00 am, CANDLEWOOD HILL IN FAHNESTOCK ADULTS. Join a Teatown educator along with Club Fit hike leader and Teatown member, Peter Meskin, on this moderate to strenuous hike that combines physical fitness, ecology, natural history and the spectacular beauty of the Hudson Hills and Highlands in the fall.  Meet at the Jefferson Valley Club Fit parking lot opposite Toys R Us.  Bring lunch and water, wear comfortable hiking shoes and expect to carpool.  Rain cancels. If the weather is questionable, call Teatown. Free for members; $5pp for nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation. Event meets at Club Fit, 600 Bank Road, Jefferson Valley, NY 1053 5Sunday, October 23, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Animal Adventures – The Misunderstood CHILDREN. Meet a few of Teatown’s animal ambassadors and find out why some get a bad rap! Please note this program is for children accompanied by a caregiver. Free for members; $5 per child nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation.  Saturday, October 29, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Boo! Who? CHILDREN.  When darkness falls who comes out?  Find out in this whoot-ingly fun program. Families with children over age 7. Free for members; $5 per child for nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation.

 

 

BAGELS, BOOKS, COFFEE & MORE: The Footnote Café at the Ossining Public Library will open early Saturday, Oct. 22 for the fall book sale. Although the library doesn't open until 1 pm on Saturdays, the book sale on the lower level and the café will open that Saturday at 10 am. The sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, promises a wide variety of gently used books for readers of all

ages -- at bargain prices. The sale continues Sunday, Oct. 23, 1 pm - 4 pm. To join the Friends, come to the Friday night preview, Oct. 21, 6-8 pm, offering wine and other refreshments catered by the Footnote. Or pick up a form at the library or click on the Friends page on www.ossininglibrary.org. Volunteers are needed to help before, during and after the sale. If you like pleasant company and being around books, please call Susan Kelly at 941-7425.

 

 

SPIRIT OF JAZZ CONCERT TO BENEFIT PHELPS HOSPICE OCTOBER 23 AT IRVINGTON TOWN HALL THEATER Jazz singers Melissa Walker and Tessa Souter, accompanied by a group of swinging jazz musicians, will perform an afternoon of "Songs and Strings" on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at Irvington Town Hall Theater from 3 to 5 pm. This fourth annual Spirit of Jazz concert benefits the hospice program at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow. The two vocalists will be backed up by a group of outstanding jazz musicians, including bassist Ron McClure, drummer Willard Dyson and pianist Oscar Perez. Strings will be added to the mix this year by cellist Jennifer Vincent and violinist Alan Grubner. On-air personality Sheila Anderson, WBGO Radio's "Queen of Hang," will serve as concert emcee. Melissa Walker has enjoyed a wide and varied career as a jazz vocalist with performances at the Kennedy Center Women in Jazz Festival, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Joe's Pub and The Jazz Standard in Manhattan. She has opened for the legendary Ray Charles and performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis at the Duke Ellington Centennial Celebration. Tessa Souter's unique singing style infuses jazz with the soul and passion of flamenco, Middle Eastern, African and Brazilian music. Her performance at the Rochester International Jazz Festival in 2009 earned her a stunning review: "To say that Souter enchanted the audience would be an understatement . . . The capacity crowd seemed to be transfixed by Souter's gorgeous voice and wonderful personality." All proceeds from the Spirit of Jazz concert support Phelps Hospice, a program that provides professional and dignified services to families and patients at the end of life, in their homes or in a hospital or healthcare facility. Concert tickets at $35 each may be obtained online at www.irvingtontheater.com or by calling the Irvington Town Hall Theater box office at 914-591-6602.

 

 

OCTOBER 21-23, and OCTOBER 29, 2011-TACONIC OPERA PRESENTS VERDI’S NABUCCO: Come and experience what catapulted Verdi's career and made him an opera superstar!  This dramatic opera's historical setting is the era of the biblical King Nebuchadnezzar (Nabucco), the King of Babylonia, who conquered and exiled the Jews from their homeland in 586 BCE. These events, which include scenes at the temple in Jerusalem and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, are interwoven with a political and romantic plot. This opera was first introduced during the Italian struggle for independence and became an instant success as the Italians could relate to the plight of the Jews. It contains some of Verdi's best choral pieces, including Va pensiero, and requires powerful performances by its lead singers, especially the soprano.  Many diva’s have been forced into early retirement as a result of tackling this Verdian villainess role. Performances are at the Yorktown Stage, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY, on Friday, October 21 and Saturday October 22, 2011 at 8 PM, and a Sunday matinee October 23 at 2 PM.  An additional performance will be held at the SUNY-Purchase Pepsico Theatre on Saturday, October 29 at 7 PM.  Single ticket prices range from $15 to $57 and include significant discounts for seniors and students; season tickets are also available at reduced cost.  For information, tickets or directions: call 1-855-OPERA (67372) or email taconicopera@gmail.com or visit www.taconicopera.org.

 

 

SUPPORT OUR LIBRARY BY EXPANDING YOUR LIBRARY: THE FRIENDS OF THE OSSINING PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS BOOK SALE OCTOBER 21-23 The Friends of the Ossining Public Library (http://ossininglibrary.org/) invite bookworms of all ages to expand their personal library at the Ossining Library’s benefit Book Sale. Open to the public on Saturday, October 22 from 10am-4pm and Sunday, October 23 from 1-4pm, insatiable readers will find gently-used copies of canonical classics, children’s tales and unexpected picks nestled in the Library Gallery and Budarz Theater. Current Friends of the Library have the opportunity to attend a pre-sale on Friday, October 21 from 6-8pm. The Ossining Public Library is located on 53 Croton Avenue in Ossining. For more information about the Book Sale or the Friends of the Library organization, please call (914) 941-2416. The Friends of the Ossining Public Library is a non-profit volunteer group that helps the Library through advocacy, fundraising and volunteer activities. All proceeds from the book sale will benefit the Library’s ongoing efforts to culturally serve the residents of Ossining and its neighboring communities. Those interested in volunteering for the Book Sale should contact Susan Kelly at (914) 941-7425.

 

 

Building Resilient Communities in Uncertain Times - The Transition Movement. A Presentation by Tina Clarke of TransitionUS, Date:   Thursday, October 27th, Time:   7:00 - 9:00 PM, Place:  The Ossining Public Library Theatre, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562. The Transition Movement is a vibrant, grassroots movement that seeks to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis. It represents one of the most promising ways of engaging people in strengthening their communities against the effects of these challenges, resulting in a life that is more abundant, fulfilling, equitable and socially connected. The vision of the Transition Movement is that every community in the United States has engaged its collective creativity to unleash an extraordinary and historic transition to a future beyond fossil fuels; a future that is more vibrant, abundant and resilient; one that is ultimately preferable to the present.Tina Clarke has been an advocate, educator, consultant, and director of nonprofit programs since 1985. She was recently a consultant with Bill McKibben's global 350.org initiative and the Sustainability Institute.

 

 

Ossining Cub Scout Pack 83 is holding our second chance recruitment night and Halloween Party!  If your son is in grades 1 - 5 and interested in cub scouts you're invited to our recruitment night and Halloween Party!!  Friday October 28th 7pm at Claremont school!! Come in costume!!  If you have any questions or need more information please call Jim Minihan @ 914-373-1885. 

 

 

Grammy-nominated recording artist Joan Osborne will perform in a concert to benefit the Ossining Library Foundation at 8 pm on October 28, 2011 in the Budarz Theater at the Ossining Public Library. She will be joined on stage by Keith Cotton on piano and vocals and Jack Petruzzelli on guitar and vocals. Legendary New York radio personality Pete Fornatale will serve as host for the evening, which will also include a performance by Erin Hill and her psychedelic harp as guests enter the theater. Prices are $60 for general admission seating and $75 for VIP reserved seating in the first five rows of the theater. The net proceeds from the evening will be used to fund the Foundation’s ongoing initiatives in support of the Library during 2012, which include the free Sunday afternoon concerts that are part of the Foundation’s “Words & Music” performance series curated by Ossining resident and Foundation Board member Alan Marzelli. The event brochure and order form to purchase tickets can be found at http://ossininglibrary.org/.In a career that spans over fifteen years, Joan Osborne has proven to be an artistically restless and consistently enthralling performer, starting with her breakthrough, debut album Relish, which sold five million copies worldwide and yielded the smash hit "One Of Us" as well as scoring seven Grammy nominations. In 2002, she cemented her reputation as a top tier soul singer with an incredible turn in the acclaimed documentary film Standing in the Shadows of Motown, followed by a tour with the legendary Motown backing band The Funk Brothers. In 2003, Osborne toured with the Dixie Chicks and then surprised and wowed audiences touring throughout America for two years as the lead singer of The Dead. In 2007, she graced the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. Osborne loves to sing and perform in many different genres, but she came back to her soulful rock roots on her 2008 release Little Wild One that marked her reunion with Rick Chertoff, Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian, the writing and production team that worked with her on her triple platinum, Grammy nominated album Relish. Pete Fornatale was one of the architects of progressive rock radio in the 1960s, and has been a fixture on New York radio for over four decades. He currently hosts "Mixed Bag" on Saturdays from 4 - 8 pm on WFUV 90.7 in New York. Erin Hill is a harpist, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor whose performances range from pop, psychedelic, and sci-fi to kids music, opera, and Celtic. Her 2009 Celtic CD hit #1 on the Billboard World Music Chart. Erin is also known as the Pretty White Girl on Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show.

 

Volunteer to help your older neighbors -- Volunteers from all walks of life and ages are needed to help out seniors in Greater Ossining and Briarcliff.  Training is available for volunteers who want to serve as Friendly Visitors or Friendly Callers. Whether you have an hour to spare or can devote more time, we have an opportunity for you! Contact Community Helping Hands, at 914-346-7773 or email them at: communityhelpinghandsossining@gmail.com

 

 

CALLING OHS CLASS OF ’76 INDIANSWe are having a big party, and we want YOU to be there!  Gathering for our 35th Reunion will be October 28-29th, based in the Mt. Kisco Holiday Inn.

There are a number of events planned, including a Halloween theme dinner dance on Saturday night. (Costumes are optional, but strongly encouraged, and there will be prizes.)  Latest details, including  event updates, RSVP list  how to purchase tickets  at  www.therightbyte.com/ohs76  

 

 

Friends of the Cedar Lane Dog Park Present, H O W L O W E E N, SUNDAY OCTOBER 30TH @ 2 P.M., CEDAR LANE DOG PARK, FIRST AND BEST DOG PARK IN WESTCHESTER, DRESS UP YOU DOG AND YOURSELF, WIN A CHEAP PLASTIC TROPHY!!!  PLEASE BRING FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS!! RENEW YOUR $20.00 ANNUAL DUES!!!

 

 

Choosing a Retirement Plan: What Every Business Owner Should Know, A well-designed retirement plan is a highly sought-after employee benefit, and can help you attract and retain the top talent your business needs to compete and grow. But with so many plans on the market, choosing the right one can be a challenge. Please attend our seminar, which will discuss the major types of retirement plans available today and how to select the plan that’s right for your business—and your employees. Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011, Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM - Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvers Place: Independent Hose Fire Company No. 6 (parking in rear) 3 Campwoods Road. Speaker: Brian Roach, CRPS, Retirement Sales Director - Lord Abbett Funds, Please call us at 212-692-2909 to reserve your place. Admission is free but space is limited. Michael Lysenko, IV, Financial Advisor, Financial Planning Specialist; Philip D. Vallone, Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager; Richard Priore, Jr., CFP, Senior Vice President, Financial Planning Specialist, The Lenox Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, 450 Lexington Avenue, 40th Floor, New York, NY 10 017. www.fa.smithbarney.com/thelenoxgroupsb

 

 

Working for the United Nations in Trinidad and Tobago" is the topic to be covered by Dede Emerson at the Ossining Woman's Club, 2 Lincoln Pl., Ossining, on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. Ms. Emerson, an Ossining resident, spent six and a half years working for the United Nations Development Programme in Trinidad and Tobago. She is also the author of "A Different Kind of Streetwalker -- Manhattan by Foot, One Block at a Time," a project undertaken after her retirement from the U.N. Refreshments will be served following the program, and the public is welcome. Further information is available by calling Jody Israel, 762-3541, or Agnes Johnson, 941-1533.

 

 

Hudson River Potters Show/Sale - Annual Holiday sale featuring one of a kind functional and decorative ceramics.  Come to the reception on Friday (Nov 4), meet the artists and do your holiday shopping. Location: Briarcliff Congregational Church, 30 South State Street, Briarcliff Manor.  Nov 4-6 Fri 6-9 pm (reception); Sat 9 am- 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm.

 

 

Health & Wellness Fair , Claremont School, Saturday, November 5, 2011, 10am – 1pm, PTA Winter Coat Sale, Ossining Open Door (Free Blood Pressure Screenings and Fitness Demonstrations), Warm Up Ossining (Free Blankets and Oatmeal – Keeping Ossining Warm Inside & Out), Masonic Safety Identification Program (Free Child Identification) , Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corp (OVAC) – Ambulance Tours for Children, Ninth District Dental Association (Dental Education), New York Poison Control Center, Community Markets Farmers Market (Healthy Ideas for Lunches & Snacks),Whitsons Food Service (Meet a Nutrition Safari Character!), Eat Smart New York, Literacy Zone & First Steps, My Sisters Place, And More!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Questions?   Please Contact:  Alyson Perriott, RN 762-5850 ext. 6304

 

 

TEATOWN LAKE RESERVATION’S A Night in the Woods, On Sunday, November 6, Teatown Lake Reservation will host its annual A Night in the Woods benefit at the beautiful Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, New York. The evening will support Teatown’s environmental education programs and celebrate the acquisition of the 67-acre Croft property. Beginning at 5:00pm, this year’s event is honored to present special guest speaker Rose Harvey, Commissioner of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. In addition, Kim Elliman, the CEO of Open Space Institute and Lucy R. Waletzky, MD, Chair of the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation serve as Honorary Chairs. This yearly celebration of Teatown’s environmental education programs, land stewardship, and leadership in regional conservation efforts, is its most important fundraiser. “Even in a trying economy, the work of insuring a sustainable environment requires the support of Teatown’s friends and community – now more than ever,” said Naomi Marrow, Chair of Teatown’s Board of Trustees. With over 25,000 visitors annually on its 875-acre preserve, Teatown instills in students, families and adults the importance of saving nature. Regionally, Teatown takes an active role in state, county and community efforts to protect open space and natural areas. Tickets for the benefit may be purchased by contacting Anne Wakelee Bishop at 914-762-2912 ext. 113. Prices begin at $350 and sponsorships are most welcome. A live auction will be held during the evening.

 

 

Isagenix, the World Leader in Whole Body Nutritional Cleansing and Nutritional Replenishment, will help you rid your body of harmful toxins, increase your energy level, improve your health, and help you lose weight. Please join us as we begin a 9 day nutritional cleansing and replenishment program that will start on Friday, October 21 and end on Monday, October 31st.  Guided online support and personal coaching will be available to all. Make the decision that the fall of 2011 is the time that you will look and feel amazing! Please contact Terri Roman at (646)228-7131 or by email at terrijroman@verizon.net for more information about this health changing event.

 

 

Ossining Union Free School District Health & Wellness Fair, Date:  Saturday, November 5, 2011, 10am - 1pm, Claremont School, 30 Claremont Road, Ossining, NY 10562. Fair will include PTA coat sale, Blood Pressure Screenings, Fitness Demonstrations, Flu Information, Warm Up Ossining, Masons Free Child Safety Identification Program, Dental Education, Ossining Open Door,  Whitsons Food Service, Eat Smart New York!, My Sisters Place, Literacy Zone/First Steps, and lots more!!!!

 

 

SCARBOROUGH SINGERS AND OPEN DOOR SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER WITH
“WINE, WOMEN, AND SONGS OF THE SEASON” CONCERT AND TOY DRIVE

The signature harmonies of the Scarborough Singers will fill the Sanctuary of Saint Mary the Virgin Church as Open Door Family Medical Centers kicks off another season of Holiday giving. “Wine, Women, and Songs of the Season,” a concert of classic tunes, Holiday standards, and community takes place on Friday, November 11 at 7:30pm. Admission is a new, unwrapped toy (maximum value of $20) or a monetary donation benefitting Open Door’s Annual Holiday Toy Drive. Saint Mary the Virgin Church is located on 191 S. Greeley Avenue in Chappaqua. Senior citizens residing in Briarcliff Manor and Ossining may request complimentary transportation to this event courtesy of Community Helping Hands; for more information, contact Rita Nickle at (914) 502-1417 between 8:30am-5:30pm Monday through Thursday. The Scarborough Singers is a ladies’ chorale whose repertoire includes Broadway, classical, standards, and popular songs. Known for their enthusiasm, talent and harmony, the group performs throughout the New York Metropolitan area. Led by veteran Broadway performer Catherine Campbell Nesbit with accompanist Sue Anderson, the program for “Wine, Women, and Songs of the Season” will feature selections from The American Songbook along with several favorite Holiday tunes. A wine reception will follow the concert in the church’s Parish Hall. The Open Door Annual Holiday Toy Drive ensures that the community health center’s young patients receive a brand-new wrapped gift from Santa Claus himself, who visits Open Door’s four sites every December. Open Door accepts new, unwrapped gifts with a maximum value of $20 for children ages infant through 14 years. Additionally, gift certificates and monetary donations are accepted. Local businesses, schools, and individuals who are interested in participating in helping Open Door reach its 2011 goal of 2,500 gifts should contact Alicia Ward at (914) 502-1468 or award@ood.org.

 

 

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Christmas Past, Present and Yet-to-Come Brought to Life by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s Staged Reading of Dickens’ Christmas Carol I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me.  May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it. Their faithful Friend and Servant, C. D. December, 1843. A new holiday tradition was started a few years ago when the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presented a staged reading of the Fezziwig section of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in the Mansion at Boscobel.  The tradition will continue and expand in December when the actors return to the Mansion for three consecutive weekends to read of Christmas Past, Present and Yet-to-Come from the classic novella. Performances are: Friday, December 2 at 7pm; Saturday, December 3 at 6pm; Friday, December 9 at 7pm; Saturday, December 10 at 6pm; Friday, December 16 at 7pm; Saturday, December 17 at 6pm. Tickets for all performances are $75 and may be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/202127. For more information visit www.hvshakespeare.org or call 845-809-5750. "Lead on!" said Scrooge. "Lead on! The night is waning fast, and it is precious time to me, I know. Lead on, Spirit!" In the warm glow of the great entry hall of the Mansion at Boscobel, decorated for the holidays, HVSF actors Richard Ercole, Eleanor Handley, Katie Hartke and Stephan Paul Johnson, will retell the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. Under the direction of HVSF Founding Artistic Director Terrence O’Brien, the actors will take the audience along on the long night’s journey from Christmas Past to that which is Yet-to-Come in their trademark style, closer to Dickens than Disney, bringing the text to life without extra frills. The reading will be followed by a special holiday celebration feast and libations in the lower hall."It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour."

 

 

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