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Release Date: January 12, 2012

The Village Board is seeking applicants to serve on the Historic Preservation Commission.  “All members shall have a known interest in historic preservation and architectural development within the Village of Ossining.” For additional information on this Board or to send a letter of interest contact the Assistant Village Manager, Christina Papes at 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, New York 10562, or 941-3554.



Ossining Girl’s Youth Travel Lacrosse League for 4th, 5th and 6th Grade students is seeking players for the Season starting late March.  Games are primarily played during the week at 6:00 pm on the OHS Lower Field.  Practice is twice a week also on the OHS Lower Field.  Initial cost per player is $125 which includes the mandated membership with the US Lacrosse Organization.  Come join the fun while learning the sport of Girls Lacrosse.  For additional information or to sign up please contact either Lynn Hooley at 941-1216 or, Brian Rink at 815-8394 or or Sharon Verdejo at 762-7452 or 



Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Announces Winter 2012 Internship Openings - Interns Serve the Community and Develop Skills for the Working World  Assemblywoman Sandy Galef is now offering internship positions to high school and college students this winter. This well-established program gives interns the chance to gain hands-on working experience while serving their community in a unique way. January marks the beginning of New York’s six-month legislative session, making it an interesting and engaging time to become involved.  Interns help with the daily operations of the Assemblywoman’s district office, including such responsibilities as writing letters and emails; assisting with constituent issues; researching legislation; and writing press releases. They also have the chance to work on research projects, which affords them the opportunity to gain knowledge on a variety of subjects.  These unpaid positions allow students to gain valuable skills that can be used in college and beyond. “Interns are a huge help in the office, and it’s a good experience for them as well,” said Assemblywoman Galef. “Working here is a great opportunity to explore politics at a grassroots level. Additionally, now that the state legislature is in session, there will be an increase in research opportunities and independent projects for the interns.”  To find out more about the internship positions or to apply, please contact Dana Levenberg at (914) 941-1111 or e-mail  



The Village of Ossining is pleased to announce the consolidation of the Village Justice Court into the Town of Ossining Town Court.  This merger was undertaken in an effort to achieve greater cost efficiencies and savings.   All questions for pending Village Court matters should be addressed to the Ossining Town Court at 762-8562.



An evening of Argentine Tango @ Arts Westchester in White Plains. Saturday, January 14th Admission only $15 and $10 for seniors, students and Arts Westchester members.  A collaborative community event with Josie's International School of Dance featuring:

7:00 pm – Tapas & Argentinian Wine (for sale), 7:30 pm – Beginner and Intermediate Lessons, 8:30 pm - Performances with Professional Tango Dancers Thomas Reale and Vanja Modzelewski, 9:30 pm until Midnight:  Dancing to LIVE MUSIC with Latin Grammy Award Winner Raul Jaurena and the great pianist and composer Maurizio Najt.



NMRA Metro North Division The Metro North Division of the National Model Railroading Association (NMRA) will be meeting in the New Canaan Historical Society on a Saturday. The next meeting of the new year will be on Saturday January 14, 2012. 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:

Clinics: Operations 102 - Al Oneto

Building Roads - John Grosner / Robert Seckler (Road Scholars)

Contest: TBD

After Meeting: Operation Session at Franklin Lang's


2012 Sailboat Racing Open Mixer – Shattemuc - Sunday Jan 15, 2-4 PM.  Meet your fellow Sailboat enthusiasts and help us plan for 2012. Open to OWFO, OBCC, OCSC, SEAS, WYC, HRYRA, SYC and interested community. Meet our “Big Boat Buyer – Mentors” and get started searching for your first or next boat!   We plan to review last year’s race events. Set up the 2012 Race Calendar and Seminar schedule. We encourage new racers to join us! - All boats, all types large and small. Crews needed, volunteer Race Committees and powerboats needed.  Also featured; Leslie Kahan Photography – Outdoor Youth Sports Action Photography.  Free. Please enter under the Snowden Ave. Bridge and park near the SYC Clubhouse. Refreshments will be available. No affiliations needed.



In response to the enthusiastic and dedicated support for local food in northern Westchester County, Community Markets announces its new outdoor Winter Farmers Market in Croton. The market opened on Saturday, January 7th at the Croton Harmon Train Station, Parking Lot A and will continue every Saturday 9am-1pm, rain or shine through May 19, 2012. We are working on moving indoors nearby, please sign up for our newsletter at to be the first to know.  The vendors at the 2012 Croton-on-Hudson Winter Farmers Market include: Baked by Susan, Bread Alone, Coach Farms, Gajeski Produce, Kiernan Farm, Meredith’s Bread, Newgate Farms, and Pura-Vida Fisheries.



Martin Luther King Jr. Day Ceremony:  Monday, January 16, 2012 at 7:30pm at The Star of Bethlehem Baptist  Church, 304 Spring Street, Ossining.   Keynote speaker is Mr. Julio Medina, Executive Director of the Exodus Transition House in NYC.  All welcome.


 JCYS Baseball & Softball Registration:  Claremont School:  Wednesday 1/18/12 7PM-9PM,
Thursday 1/19/12 7PM-9PM, Saturday 1/21/12 11 AM-2PM
*YOU CAN DOWNLOAD, PRINT AND FILL OUT A REGISTRATION FORM FROM, PRIOR TO COMING TO CLAREMONT OR MAIL REGISTRATION AND  CHECK  TO:   Ossining JCYS, PO Box 331,  Ossining, NY 10562.  Fees include uniform, and end of the year party.  Fees are as follows:

Ages 5-6: T-Ball and 7 -8 Machine Pitch: Cost $75
Ages 9 -10:  Intermediate Baseball and Ages 11- 12 :Little League Baseball

Ages 8-10 : Jr Softball  Ages 11-15 Sr Softball: Cost $95
Ages 13-16: Senior Baseball:  Cost $115
*$5 discount after first child  QUESTIONS?  E-mail Dina Murphy at


Christian Nursery School will be hosting their Open House on Friday, January 20th from 9:15-11:30.  They are now enrolling for the 2012-2013 school year in our 2, 3, and 4 year old classes.  Come join us for a craft, snack, creative movement and music classes.  We are located at 201 Scarborough Rd., Briarcliff, N.Y.  Visit us on the web at



Invitation to “Savor the Flavor” Please come to a gala fund-raising dinner to support Project Relief.  This is an initiative through which 25 local high school students plus 14 adult volunteers will be travelling to New Orleans for the week-long February break to help survivors of Hurricane Katrina rebuild their homes and their lives.  Menu & Music for a Mission  -  Saturday, January 21, 2012  6:00 – 9:30 pm    Band Back By Popular Request:  The VooDudes - New Orleans Soul, Blues, Boogie Woogie & Honky Tonk.  Home-Cooked Cajun Cuisine, Dessert, Music, Dancing, Silent Auction & Much More!!!  Briarcliff Congregational Church Parish Hall,  Corner of Pleasantville and South State Roads in Briarcliff Manor.  All Proceeds to Benefit: 2012 NOLA Project Relief:  Out of Chaos Hope.  Tickets:  $45  Adults 21+,   $25 Students   $15 Children up to 14 Donations, raffle tickets, & Savor the Flavor event tickets online @  or call Peter Clements (646)773-7968.



Memorial Service for former Ossining Mayor Thomas G. Cambariere will be held on Saturday, January 21st at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 25 Eastern Avenue, Ossining.  All welcome to attend. “Mayor Tom” as he was affectingly know died on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at age 69 after a long illness. Tom served as Village Trustee from January 1985 thru December 1996 at which time Tom was elected Mayor of the Village of Ossining and took the Oath of Office on January 1, 1997 and served until his retirement in December 2002. Tom was the lone Democrat on the Village Board from January 1985 thru January 1989. Tom served our Community with pride with memberships in the Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, Rotary and the NAACP as well as many other organizations. Tom was instrumental in the waterfront project. He was a life member of the Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corp., Chairman of the Board of OVAC as well as being instrumental in the ALS process. Tom ran Rocky's Deli with his business partner Gregory Santone in Millwood after the retirement of his Dad, Rocky.



Microsoft Word Computer Classes at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library Basic and Intermediate classes on using Microsoft Word are being offered at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library.  Basic - Learn the basics of word processing including formatting, editing, printing and saving documents.  Saturday, January 21 at 10:30 am.  Intermediate - Learn additional Word features including using templates; adding headers and footers to your document; setting up tables; and e-mailing documents.  Saturday, January 21 at 1:30 pm -or- Friday, January 27 at 10:30 am.  Classes are one and a half hours and class size is limited.  Registration is required at or 941-7072.



Retirement Brunch For Westchester County Legislator William Burton A retirement brunch for Westchester County Legislator William Burton will be held on Sunday, January 22 from 10 am to Noon at the Atria, 321 North Highland Avenue (Route 9) in Ossining. Legislator Burton served the 9th Legislative District on the Westchester County Board of Legislators for six years.

The brunch is open to the public with a cost of $50 per person which includes a special gift.   Checks should be made payable to Richard Wishnie/Burton Party and mailed to Richard Wishnie, 47 Briarbrook Drive, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. For questions about the event please call 914-953-8297.


SUNY WCC SPRING TERM: 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 College.  The SPRING ballet, and basic pointe course runs from January 22nd, 2012 thru May 6, 2012 for a total of 13 wks.  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  For more information on Irene, and her classes please visit her website at:

Course Description: 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 grand 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.

Course Description: Beginning Pointe for adults and teens: Students will gain a progressively larger understanding of the fundamentals of pointe work. Emphasis will be placed on correct body alignment and use of terminology. Students will work on basic pointe exercises at the barre and basic combinations in the center to improve technical skill on pointe.



OHS Engineering Club First Robotics Team Fundraiser Come join us for an evening to help support Ossining High School’s FIRST ROBOTICS TEAM at The Tuscan Grille, 518 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. 10510.  Monday, January 23, 2012  6PM-8PM.  While noshing on some house specialties meet our local future leaders and learn about their project for the First Robotics Competition. The team will also be showing off some of their past projects.  $15.00 admission.  100% of the proceeds donated to the team.



Social Networking For Professionals & Entrepreneurs – Program at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library Wednesday, January 25, 6:30-8:00 pm Find out how to use social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and FourSquare to promote your business, find employment opportunities and connect with customers and peers, during this big screen slide presentation and live web demonstration.  Registration is required at or 941-7072.



Teatown Lake Reservation is expanding the wingspan of EagleFest with the addition of two new viewing locations and the Eagle Train Car on Metro North Railroad. Joining the celebration on February 4, 2012 is the recently completed Kathryn W. Davis Riverwalk Center in Sleepy Hollow and Peekskill’s Riverfront Green Park, both ideally situated for eagle viewing.  Featured at the Riverwalk Center will be Beczak Environmental Education Center with hands-on family programming and one of Teatown’s educators, Erin Baker, with an enthralling program starring Teatown’s animal ambassadors.  For the first time, the City of Peekskill is participating in EagleFest_ at Riverfront Green Park. Conveniently located within walking distance from the train station, the Park will be jam-packed with activities including eagle viewing, ice sculpting demonstrations, and storytelling by Jonathan Kruk. Free shuttle bus service, provided by the City, will operate all day between Riverfront Green and Croton Point Park With the generous support of Wave Hill, the “Eagle Train Car” on Metro North’s Hudson Line will soar from Grand Central Terminal at 9:52am with naturalist Paul Keim onboard, lending his expertise to point out wildlife and answer questions along the scenic ride. The train will make stops at the Croton-Harmon Station where guests can take the free shuttle bus to Eagle Headquarters at Croton Point Park. It then travels on to Peekskill, where attendees can visit Riverfront Green Park. At the end of the event, visitors can relax on the free shuttle bus back to the Croton Harmon Train Station.  About EagleFest:  Held annually, EagleFest_is a celebration of the return of the bald eagle to the Hudson Valley. Taking place on Saturday, February 4, 2012 (snow date Feb. 5), the event will be headquartered at Westchester County’s Croton Point Park, with eagle viewing sites hosted by collaborating organizations all along the Hudson River. Attendees of EagleFest? can enjoy an abundance of activities from guided and independent eagle viewing to raptor shows, bus tours, storytelling, engaging children’s programs and activities, bird walks and displays from 30 local organizations. For complete schedule information, visit or call 914-762-2912 x110.



Ossining Names Ingrid M. Richards Manager of Downtown and Economic Development

Mayor William R. Hanauer announced today that the Village of Ossining has selected Ingrid M. Richards as the new Manager of Downtown and Economic Development in the Village of Ossining following an extensive search which resulted in the consideration of several highly qualified candidates.  The Manager of Downtown and Economic Development is primarily responsible for the identification, development and implementation of a program designed to attract commercial and retail business to the Village, as well as to promote and foster the success and expansion of the Village’s existing businesses.  The position was created by the Village Board of Trustees, following unanimous approval by the Downtown Development Committee.  The Village Board felt that Ossining’s downtown and overall economic development would be well served by the designation of one person whose job would be dedicated to work with incoming and existing businesses in furtherance of their success.  Mayor Hanauer stated, “The Village Board felt strongly that, as the economy recovers, the time is right to turn even greater attention to bringing new business and residents into the Village, focusing on the downtown.  Ms. Richards’ experience, her knowledge of the Village and positive relations with the community, as well as her involvement in Westchester County make her very well suited for this new position.  With her appointment, the Village is letting it be known loud and clear that Ossining is indeed open for business and ready to focus on welcoming new business and working with our existing businesses to insure their success.” Ms. Richards has a wealth of experience serving municipalities, having served the Village of Briarcliff Manor in many capacities, including as Village Manager, as well as in the Village of Rye Brook, and most recently as Acting Assistant Village Manager in the Village of Ossining.  She graduated from Pace University, and received a Masters in Public Administration from Pace.  Ingrid is a Board Member of the United Way of Westchester and Putnam, is a past President of the Municipal Administrators Association of Greater New York, and currently serves the Town of Ossining as Chair of the Citizens Finance Committee and as a member of the Town Zoning Board of Appeals.  She stated, “I look forward to working with the Village Board and administration and the business community and residents, as well as those looking at Ossining for the first time to assist in the development of the vision for and energetically pursue the continuing transformation and improvement of the downtown business district and economic environment.”  The position of Downtown Manager is being funded through monies specifically set aside by Village developers to be used to augment the Village’s downtown and is not being funded through real estate taxes.  For further information, please contact the Village of Ossining Village Manager’s Office, 941-3554.



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 and click the sign up now! button.



Do you have an event, information or picture of the Village of Ossining that you would like included in this web blast?   If so please submit to Christina Papes at the Village of Ossining at  All information must be submitted the Wednesday prior to the distributed web blast.  Submissions included in this listing are intended solely to inform of events and information of general interest to subscribers.  The Village of Ossining does not necessarily endorse or support organizations or entities whose events and / or activities are listed above.  The Village makes no representation as to the accuracy thereof, nor does it assume any liability in connection with same.  Please don't print this e-mail unless necessary.



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