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OSSINING WEB BLAST 4-12-2012
Release Date: April 12, 2012

 
 
We congratulate the members of the Ossining Volunteer Fire Department as they celebrate 200 years of outstanding service to the Ossining community!  Please come out to see the 200 Anniversary Parade and support the department on Saturday, May 5thParade step off is at 3:00 p.m. from the intersection of Croton Avenue and Calam Avenue, the parade will continue down Croton Avenue, across Route 9, down Main Street then Secor Road.  We look forward to a fun day showcasing Fire Departments throughout New York State.  There will also be marching bands, Local, County and State dignitaries and fun for all!
 
 
Free Wood Chips and Mulch!  If you would like free wood chips and/or mulch please contact the Ossining Recreation Department at 941-3189 to make an appointment for pick-up or for more information.  Please note this is available on a first come first served basis…(sorry delivery is not available.)
 
 
Shattemuc Yacht Club hosts an "Open House" on Sunday April 15th from 3pm to 5pm.
* Learn about our summer Sailing Academy for ages 9-16
* Tour our clubhouse and hear about Shattemuc Yacht Club's 150 year history.
* Meet our Big Boat Buyer-Mentors and start learning about boat ownership.
* Learn about the SEAS adult sailing classes
* Enlist as crew and skippers for the Ossining Open Water Front sail boat races.
* Enjoy the Hudson River views and meet our members www.shattemucyc.org.
Enter under the Snowden Ave. Bridge from Westerly Road (at the Boathouse Restaurant) and park at the SYC Clubhouse.
www,shattemucyc.org 914.941.8777 rearcommodore@shattemucyc.org
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 sunsets. There are boat slips and deep-water moorings available as well as small boat and Kayak storage for various membership levels.
 
 
Enjoy Ossining!----Tone Tasting featuring Robert Godin of Godin Guitars at Mike Risko Music, 144 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562 on Monday, April 16 at 7pm. Check out Godin Guitars and listen to Robert Godin speak about his company and his guitars. RSVP a must 762-8757.



Teatown Lake Reservation Events
-Saturday April 14, 8:00 am                          Bluebirds and Early Spring Migrants
What sign of spring is more alluring than a bluebird on a budding branch. Charlie
Roberto will lead a hike through the Cliffdale meadows looking for early spring migrants. Meet
at Cliffdale Farm. Please note this program is for adults only. FREE. Call 914-762-2912 x110 to make a reservation.
-Saturday, April 14, 10:00 am – 11:30 am                The Secret Life of Box Turtles
Slow and steady, and hiding in plain sight, box turtles are both mysterious and elusive. Meet some of Teatown’s ambassador box turtles up close and hear interesting stories of the wild box turtles being radio-tracked in our monitoring program. Free for members; $5pp for nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912 x110 to make a reservation.

-Saturday, April 14                                                     Season Opening of Wildflower Island

A two-acre refuge within the greater Teatown preserve, this unique sanctuary is home to over 230 native and endangered species of wildflowers. Experienced guides lead visitors along a wondrous journey, describing the unique features of the Island’s wildflowers, most of which are native to our area. We invite you to take a tour of Wildflower Island and enjoy the beauty of our natural heritage. Tours available on Saturdays at 10:30am and 1:30pm and Sundays at 1:30pm through September 30. Access to the Island is by guided tour only for guests ages 12 and over. Admission is $4pp for members and $6pp for nonmembers. Private tours for 8 or more are available on weekdays. Call 914-762-2912 x110 to make a reservation.
-Sunday, April 15, 10:00 am –12:00 pm                    Beekeeping 101
The nuts and bolts of beekeeping for the backyard hobbyist! DJ Haverkamp of Bedford Bee Honeybee Service will go over the life cycle of honey bees, give an overview of the art of beekeeping and breakdown the costs of setting up backyard hives. An informative, basic
class for those thinking about raising locally adapted bees. Meet at Cliffdale Farm. Please note this program is for adults only. Members $20pp; nonmembers $25pp. Call 914-762-2912 x110 to make a reservation.
 
 
 
 
8TH ANNUAL “MARY SAWYER” BLUE RIBBON FRONT YARD FLOWER GARDEN AWARD The Beautification Committee is accepting applications for this program. If you have a ?front yard flower display and would like to be considered for an award please call 941-3189 with your name, address and phone number. Gardens will be viewed the week of June 22- 30. Awards will be given out at the fireworks show on July 3rd. There is no fee and trophies are given out for the best front yard flower gardens. If you have a neighbor feel free to enter them.
 
 
Greetings from the Ossining Public Library!   April is here and that means it is National Poetry Month!   Come celebrate with The Edna Project, a performance of original music by Liz Queler and Seth Farber, set to the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The concert will be taking place on Sunday, April 15th at 2:00 p.m. in the Budarz Theater.
Also this month the Ossining Library's "Great Music in a Great Place" series welcomes back the All Seasons Chambers Players, who will be performing Continental Cuisine on Sunday, April 29th at 3:00 p.m. in the Budarz Theater.  
 
 
Attention…Road Closing:  Croton Dam Road – From Hawkes and Dale Avenue to Pershing Avenue will be closed from Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17th from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  The closure is necessary because the town will be replacing a storm water main.  If you have any questions please contact Town Highway Superintendent Michael G. O’Connor at 941-2241.
 
 
 
Summer Camp Registration begins in April!   Online registration is the week of April 16th!  Call the Recreation Department at 941-3189 for more information.   
 
 
Friday Night at the Movies - Moneyball (PG-13), Friday, April 20 at 7:00 pm
Just in time for baseball season, come to the Briarcliff Manor Public Library to watch this newly released to DVD movie on our big screen.  Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are recommended at sglick@wlsmail.org or 941-7072. Movie synopsis: Brad Pitt stars as the Oakland A's general manager who defies conventional wisdom and outsmarts his competition when forced to reinvent his team with bargain players
 
 
April 2012: Calendar of Classes & Events Josie's International School of Dance Mark Your Calendars!  Spring Recital:  Sunday, June 3 @ 3:00 pm, (Rehearsal Thursday Evening, May 31 @ 6:00 pm) @ Ossining Public Library.  Ossining Street Fair, Saturday, June 9 @ 10:00 am-5:00 pm.    Josie’s offers dozens of classes including ACTOR'S WORKSHOP, ARGENTINE TANGO, BACHATA, CUMBIA, MERENGUE, REGGAETON, PRE-BALLET & TEEN/ADULT BALLET, BELLY DANCING, CAPOEIRA, FLAMENCO, HIP HOP, PILATES MAT, SALSA, ZUMBAFor more information call Josie’s School of Dance, 125 Main Street, Ossining, NY 10562 (914) 432-8502.  www.josiedance.com
 
 
 

Ossining Earth Day Celebration 2012 with Stash the Trash & Free-a-Tree Community Action April 21, 2012, 11 am- 5 pm, Louis Engel Waterfront Park

Family Day to Help Keep Ossining Beautiful and Learn About Living a More Sustainable Life
Looking for a fun and educational family day out that can also help you live a more sustainable life? Come out with your family and friends to Ossining’s Earth Day/Stash the Trash/Free-a-Tree event at the beautiful Louis B. Engel Waterfront Park on April 21 from 11am -5pm.
Featured events of the day, which have been organized by the Town/Village Green Ossining Committee include:
Stash the Trash & Free-a-Tree: Meet at 12 noon at Engel Park, the Joseph G Community Center, 95 Broadway; the Ossining Historical Society at Croton Avenue, the Jug Tavern (74 Revolutionary Road), or Dale Avenue Park to get your assigned clean up territory, gloves and bags. This year, we are pleased to offer biodegradable garbage bags for the clean up & the much sought after Green Ossining stainless steel hip water bottles to all who come through. Come to the Earth Day fair afterwards to participate in activities and have some delicious, healthy local food.
Earth Day Celebration: 11am-5pm: Come to Louis B. Engel Waterfront Park for a fun and educational day with your family, featuring music, children’s activities and information about how to save money by reducing your carbon footprint. Special events throughout the day!
 
 
COFFEE & COFFEE-TABLE BOOKS: The Friends of the Ossining Public Library are sponsoring a coffee-table book sale on Saturday, 4/21, 1- 5 pm in the gallery area by the library's Footnote Cafe. Enjoy coffee and other treats at the cafe while browsing through lovely books at bargain prices. For info on the Friends, click on www.ossininglibrary.org.
 
 
Free Community Spring Concert!  We invite the community to celebrate spring with a special concert of song and flutes. Suzanne Post, soprano, Northern Westchester Flutes, and Hui-Mei Lin, pianist, will perform a selection of classical and contemporary music on Saturday April 21, 2012 at 7:30pm. Location: Briarcliff Congregational Church, 30 South State Rd. #914-941-4368 Admission: Free, donations gratefully accepted. This concert is made possible through the generosity of the Frances and Robert Heim Memorial Music Fund. Refreshments will be served.
 
 
We are excited to announce the grand opening of Blackbelt Tae Kwon Do on April 21, 2012 from 1-3pm. To kick off the celebration of the growing tae Kwon do center, they will be offering a day of free tae Kwon do classes to all visitors, demonstrations from the local students as well as board breaking and free temporary tattoos. Light snacks will be served as well.
The proprietor, Joffre Pesantes, has been a long time resident of the town of Ossining and had his former business in neighboring Briarcliff Manor for five years. His move to the more spacious studio in Ossining will allow for his expanded after school program and summer camp.
Mr. Pesantes not only works on the physical aspect of the sport, but also includes valuable lessons to the children on respect, discipline and inclusion. He even reminds the children to clean their room and say please and thank you!
Mr. Peasants is a role model by example. He walks with a prosthetic leg seamlessly and demonstrates by example that anyone can overcome obstacles. He works closely with children from all cultural backgrounds and levels of ability while teaching respect and equality in the studio. In accordance with these teachings, Blackbelt Tae Kwon Do Center works with students with special needs.  Black Belt Tae Kwon Do Center offers the Ossining community a comprehensive program. There are children's classes, children's birthday paries, adult martial arts classes, self defense classes for women and girls, as well as high quality personal training for adults utilizing the most up to date techniques to tone and promote wellness.  Black Belt Tae Kwon Do, 109 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY  10562, 914-374-2987.
 
 
Village of Ossining Water Department Notice of Hydrant Flushing Schedule
The Village of Ossining Water Department began their semiannual hydrant-flushing program on Sunday evening, April 8, 2012.  Flushing of hydrants are performed between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. in order to minimize disruptions to our residents.
The entire hydrant-flushing program will take approximately three weeks to complete.  As the flushing of hydrants takes place closer to your home, you may notice some discoloration in your water first thing in the morning.  Do not be alarmed.  Just run your water for a short period of time and it should clear up.  If the discoloration persists, please notify the Water Department at 941-6111.
 
 
The Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps (OVAC) is looking for Volunteers.  Joining the corps is an opportunity to give back to your community, plus you’ll get free New York State approved training as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).  It’s also a great way for National Honor Society members to obtain credit for community service.  Even if you cannot make the commitment to join the Corps, there are many ways to help support our efforts.  OVAC depends on the generosity of individuals and businesses.  All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  Contact the Corps at (914) 487-3091.  Ossiningvacmembership@gmail.com for more information. 
 

Thank you for participating, OSSINING WON THE FINAL ROUND!  Of the 2012 MSG Varsity School Spirit Mania Contest! Ossining High School won a Club Car Trainer Utility Vehicle wrapped in school colors, worth over $6,500! 
 
 
Trash?  Or Treasure!  Let the pros tell you what it’s worth
What is that ugly vase you inherited from Aunt Milly? Is it time to throw it away? Or…could it possibly be worth something? A fortune, perhaps? Should you pack it off to the local thrift shop…or to Christies!  Come find out.  Hudson Chorale will be hosting an Antiques Appraisal Fair on Saturday, April 21, 2012, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Scarborough Presbyterian Church Parish Hall, 655 Scarborough Road/Route 9, Scarborough, NY.  Highly experienced, professional appraisers will be on hand to examine your fine jewelry, watches, porcelain, art, furniture and other antiques and provide a verbal appraisal of the value.  Fees are $25 for the first item and $5 for each additional item up to a maximum of 3 pieces.  Arrangements can be made with an appraiser to receive formal documentation at a later date for a fee.  To assure sufficient time to complete all appraisals, registration will close at 3:30 pm.  Refreshments available.  Questions: (914) 462-3212 or info@hudsonchorale.org.  Complete information: www.HudsonChorale.org
All proceeds will benefit Hudson Chorale, the area’s largest not-for-profit community chorus. Weekly rehearsals are held in the Scarborough Presbyterian Church, and singers come from throughout Westchester and surrounding counties. The chorus performs a wide range of music featuring both traditional and contemporary composers, and singers come from all over Westchester and surrounding counties. For more information about membership or upcoming concerts, visit the chorus website at www.HudsonChorale.org.
 
 
A Fond Look Back: New York Central’s Putnam Division Railroad, Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00 pm Joe Schiavone, author of several books on the "Old Put" and local railroad buff, will show never before seen color and black and white movies of the historic Putnam Division line trains as they traveled through our area.  This program will take place at the Briarcilff Manor Public Library (adjacent to the old Village train station) on Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00 pm.  Registration is recommended at sglick@wlsmail.org or 941-7072.
 
 
RUMMAGE SALE at Briarcliff Congregational Church!  Saturday April 28th, 9am-4pm
30 South State Road at Pleasantville Rd, Briarcliff Manor, ENORMOUS SALE, including clothes, china, collectibles, jewelry, toys, baby items, books, furniture, appliances, sporting goods & MORE!  LUNCH served & BAKE SALE  DONATIONS ACCEPTED: Sunday, April 22, 11am-3pm; Mon, Wed, Thurs, April 23, 25, 26, 9am-4pm and LATE NIGHT, Tues, April 24, 9am-9pm MORE INFO? Call #914-941-4368.
 
 
In recognition of Earth Day 2012…Assemblywoman Sandy Galef invites you to attend a night at the movies.  Galef Goes to Gasland:  Hydraulic Fracturing in Pennsylvania.  Screen video footage of Sandy’s February road trip to Bradford County, Pennsylvania to learn about and see firsthand the impact of hydrofracking for natural gas on the region.  The screening will be followed by a discussion on the topic and the implications for New York State if hydrofracking is allowed.  Sunday, April 22, 2012 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Desmond Fish Library, 472 Route 403, Garrison and Friday, April 27, 2012 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Ossining Public Library, Budarz Theater, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining.  Popcorn will be served.  For more information on this event or any other community issue, please contact Assemblywoman Galef’s office at 914-941-1111.  This event is free and open to the public.



Maryknoll Speakers Series: Michael Leach Asks “Why Stay Catholic? Dean of Catholic Book Publishing Says Catholics Do Not Need To Leave The Church  Leading Catholic author, editor and publisher Michael Leach will present Why Stay Catholic? as part of the Maryknoll Speakers Series at the Maryknoll Mission Center, 55 Ryder Road, Ossining, on Sunday, April 22, at 2:30 p.m.  The presentation is free and open to the public.  Reservations are requested and can be made by contacting Colleen Brathwaite at cbrathwaite@maryknoll.org or 914-941-7636, extension 2445. Additional information and directions can be found at http://www.maryknollsociety.org. At a time when many Catholics are questioning if they should abandon their Church, Mr. Leach, author and publisher emeritus of Orbis Books, said it doesn’t have to be this way. Orbis Books is a division of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers.  Mr. Leach has been called “the dean of Catholic book publishing” by U.S. Catholic magazine for more than 30 years of leadership in Catholic publishing. He has edited and published more than 2,000 books, including those of Nobel Prize and National Book Award recipients. The Catholic Book Publishers Association honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award during 2007. Mr. Leach also has authored bestsellers, including Why Stay Catholic? (Loyola Press 2011) and I Like Being Catholic (Image 2005). He co-authored A Maryknoll Book of Prayer (Orbis Books 2003) and authored A Maryknoll Book of Inspiration (Orbis Books 2010). Founded during 1970, Orbis Books endeavors to publish works that enlighten the mind, nourish the spirit, and challenge the conscience. Orbis seeks to explore the global dimensions of Christian faith and mission, to invite dialogue with diverse cultures and religious traditions, and to serve the cause of reconciliation and peace. Learn more at http://www.orbisbooks.com/ or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/orbisbooks.
 
 
The Indoor Farmers Market in Croton has everything that you need to cook a local & fresh meal! Find the market at the Van Wyck Shopping Center on Maple Street in Croton. Every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9am-1pm through May 19th.   The vendors at the 2012 Indoor Farmers Market in Croton include : Amazing Real Live Food Company, Baked by Susan, Bombay Emerald Chutney, Bread Alone, Coach Farms, Dutch Desserts, Feather Ridge Farm, Flour City Pasta, Gajeski Produce, Kiernan Farm, Meredith’s Bread, Migliorelli Farm, Newgate Farms, Pickle Licious, Pika’s Farm Table, Pura-Vida Fisheries, Tierra Farm, and Wiltbank Farm. Come early for the best selection!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012, join us for another "Meet the Farmer" event to learn more about local food and meet face to face with the farmers that grow the food sold at our markets.  Bobolink Dairy will discuss practices on the farm, the challenges of making cheese and marketing it, taste profiles they create and plan to develop, what are the favorites of the markets, and much more! There will also be a cheese tasting. Light refreshments will be served. The event will take place at the Learning Center of Community Markets, 173 main St, Ossining. Fee $15/ Discounted Fee (Students and Farmers) $10. Sign up here http://www.cvent.com/d/0cqp62/1Q
Don't Forget!   Mark your calendars for the opening day of the Ossining Farmers Market on May 26th!
 
 
The Ossining Public Library John Cheever Centennial Celebration 2012 Continues…
April Upcoming Events are:
-Film Series Continues on April 25th with The Five Forty-Eight.
All events take place in the library’s Budarz Theater unless otherwise noted.  OPL, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining 941-2416.   www.ossininglibrary.org.
 
 
Critically acclaimed dynamic ensemble Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfège, to benefit Ossining MATTERS Education Foundation.  Elementary school age children will also perform. According to the Boston Globe, "[Soulfège’s] members realized they had the platform to reach ears not only with their music—a fusion of thumping African music and rhythms, sweet reggae breezes, funk, and hip-hop—but also with their message."  Saturday, May 5th at  6:30PM at OHS, 29 S. Highland Ave., Tickets $15 student/senior/OUFSD teacher, $35 adult, $125 premium (includes gala post-concert reception & auction sponsored by and held at Atria on the Hudson).  For ticket information, visit ossiningmatters.org or call (914)510-9320.
 
 
Community Helping Hands, launching services on May 8, calls on Ossining-Briarcliff neighbors to volunteer to assist older residents Community Helping Hands (CHH), a new volunteer organization dedicated to supporting aging in place in Ossining and Briarcliff Manor, is hosting a celebratory launch on Tuesday, May 8 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm at Ossining’s Landmark Diner, 263 South Highland Avenue.  Aging-in-place organizations empower residents to stay in their own homes as they grow older by providing essential services and advocacy.  Residents of Ossining and Briarcliff, who are interested in learning more about the new program, are welcome at the event which will include food, refreshments and prizes. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 346-7773.  The initial offerings of CHH will include transportation to doctors’ visits and stores; friendly visits by trained volunteers; errands; and information and referrals.  Because CHH surveys of elders living in Ossining and Briarcliff showed a significant interest in entertainment and opportunities to socialize, the new service group also plans to host music and other cultural events in the future.  Additional services being planned include discounts at local stores, restaurants and from vetted contractors.
 
 
Isagenix Tasting and Intro to Pilates Mat Event at Soulauras in Briarcliff Manor on May 10 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.  Spring is here and there is no better time to focus on nutritional health and fitness! Come and learn about the Isagenix Nutritional Cleansing Systems and participate in an introductory Beginner Power Pilates Mat class.  This event is being held at Soulauras Massage Studio located at 522 North State Road in Briarclff Manor. Soulauras offers a full range of therapeutic massage. Check out their site for full details. www.soulauras.com
 There is a $15 fee for the event and can be paid at the door. You must RSVP for this event as space is limited. A few mats will be available but if you have one we suggest that you bring your own. To RSVP please contact Terri Roman at (646)228-7131 or by email at terrijroman@verizon.net   For more information about Isagenix go to www.terriroman.isagenix.com.
 
 
 Come out and watch the stars of Ossining shine and help raise funds for the Riley Saper Foundation which provides student scholarships to Ossining High School seniors.  Join us for "Ossining's Got Talent" on June 23rd at 6:30 pm at the Ossining High School.  We are still recruiting acts for the show. Applications are due May 18th. See the Events page of our website for an application; http://www.rileysaperfoundation.org/Events.html.
 
 
Westchester Magazine recently named Ossining as the “Best Place for Architecture Admirers” in the County. Find out why--take this inside tour of some of this village’s most architecturally and historically significant home on Saturday, May 19,  2012 at 11:30 AM.  The tour includes a 17th century farmhouse, an 18th century estate, two river-view 19th century mansions and a silent film star’s turn-of-the-20th century cottage.  Tickets are $35.00 per person. The tour is limited to the first 100 people who respond. Your contribution will benefit the Ossining Historical Society Museum. An advance reservation with payment is required. Send a check marked “House Tour” in the memo space to: The Ossining Historical Society Museum, 196 Croton Avenue, Ossining. The tour starts at the Museum and ends there. Limited parking is available at the rear of this building and at nearby streets. The price includes bus transportation, a wine & cheese tasting and other refreshments . Ossining related books and other items are available for sale as well.  Contact: OHSM@Bestweb.Net  -  www.ossininghistorical.org - 914-941-0001.
 
 
Taconic Opera Seeking Choral Singers for Rossini’s Beloved Petite Messe Solennelle
Finishing off its 2011-2012 season and continuing its tradition of presenting an annual choral masterwork by an opera composer, Taconic Opera will be offering two performances of Petite Messe Solenelle by Gioacchino Rossini, the composer of The Barber of Seville, Cinderella (La Cenerentola), and many others. Since this work is a favorite among choral singers, the company is extending an invitation to them to collaborate in this concert program featuring the Taconic Opera chorus, and professional lead singers and orchestra. The concert will be conducted under the baton of Dan Montez, General Director of the Taconic Opera.
Completed in Rossini’s later years and one of very few works he offered to the public during those years, he describes with characteristic wit why he chose to write a sacred mass: "Good God—behold completed this poor little Mass. You know well, I was born for comic opera. Little science, a little heart, that is all. So may you be blessed, and grant me Paradise!” The Emperor Napolean found the mass to be neither little (Petite), solemn (Solennelle) or even liturgical. Audiences find this controversial but exciting work fascinating, unique, and a true pleasure for the ear and the heart to experience.
            Performances are at the Ossining United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 3:00pm. Chorus rehearsals will take place on 801 Kitchewan Road (Route 34) and will begin around March 28 and will continue on Saturdays from 3-5pm and Wednesdays from 7-9pm until the concert dates. Choral singers wishing to learn the piece for the first time or eager wipe the dust of their old score are encouraged to join. There are no membership fees, but singers must supply their own music. A short, painless, friendly audition is required and will be done by appointment at a convenient time for the auditioner. For further questions, concerns or to schedule an audition, contact Mary Corda: divamaryc@aol.com or (914) 649-1826.
 
 
"SAVE THE DATE" for the 32nd Annual Ossining Village Fair, Saturday, June 9th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on Main Street – Ossining.  Rain date - Sunday, June 10th.
 
 
Many Ossining businesses have not claimed their listings on OssiningPatch.com. If you claim your listing you will be able to connect with current and future customers online, post sales, pictures of your business, and a lot more.
Here is how to Claim a Listing on Patch: 
#1 First, make sure you are logged in to OssiningPatch. Don't have an account yet? Register for one!*** (see bottom of this email), #2 Go to your listing. If you can't find it, try searching from the Places home page for the name of the business, #3 There is a green box on your listing with a question mark icon and the question “Do you own or manage this location? Claim it!” located below the photos of the business. If your listing does not have photos, this box is located to the right of the business description,  #4 Click on the words "Claim it!", #5 In the open window, follow the instructions and fill out all fields. Click on the "Submit Claim" button when you are done, #6 We’ll review your claim and approve your access to the listing within 24 to 48 hours. You will receive an e-mail when your claim is approved, #7 After your claim is approved, you will see a “Manage Your Listing” button in the upper-left corner of your listing whenever you are signed in to Patch. Clicking on that button will bring you to your free business owner dashboard and the free online tools we’ve created for local business owners!
 *** How to become a registered user on Patch.com
 #1. Visit your local Patch. Click on "Join" in the upper-right corner of any page, #2. In the open window, follow the instructions and fill out all fields. Click the "Sign up" button at the bottom of the window, #3. An e-mail from Patch will be sent to the inbox of the e-mail address you used to sign up. Go to that inbox and open the e-mail from Patch within one day of clicking the "Sign up" button, #4. Open the e-mail from Patch and click on the link provided. This will confirm your e-mail and activate your user account on Patch. You can access any Patch across the county with this account!  Dashboard Free Tools and Suggestions on How to Use Them.  These free functionalities allow you to connect with your current and future customers online.  Our free tools allow you to:  #1 Respond to user reviews of your business and encourage your happy customers to rate you on Patch, #2 Post an unlimited number of photos of your business with complete control over the photo captions, #3 Encourage your current clients to "follow" your listing on Patch. They will be informed every time you add an event to our calendar, upload a new photo to your listing or are mentioned in an article, #4 If you have a Facebook page, you can post a link to your Patch listing from your Facebook wall. Encourage your Facebook friends to check out your listing and review or rate your business on Patch, #5 Comment on stories and articles that appear in your Patch or other local Patches. Doing so will make people in your community familiar with your business name. Those people can find out more about you and your area of expertise when they read your comments and by visiting your listing, #6 Post events being held at your business on our events calendar and post a job on our marketplace page if you are hiring and looking for local help.  Also, send Ossining Patch Editor Chris McHugh an email if you know anyone who would like to blog on Patch. They would love to have them! The email is Chris.McHugh@Patch.com.
 
 
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.
 
 
  Taconic State Parkway Bridge Closure – Northbound over New Croton Reservoir Beginning Monday, March 26th through Friday, November 9th northbound traffic will be moved onto the southbound roadway and be reduced to two lanes in each direction.  This shift will occur just north of Pines Bridge Road, continue for 3 ½ miles, then shift back just south of Underhill Avenue.  The Reservoir bridge closure is necessary to perform extensive repairs.  Significant traffic delays are anticipated.  Please seek alternate routes.  www.dot.ny.gov/tspnewcroton.  For more information, please contact the NYSDOT Construction Field Office at (914) 302-7089 or email taconicparkwaybridgeclosure@dot.state.ny.us   For trip planning and current roadway conditions, call 511 or visit www.511ny.org.  
 
 
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