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Ossining News 08-03-2007
Release Date: August 03, 2007


Ossining Firefighters’ Parade Tonight, Friday, August 3rd Step off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Croton and Calam Avenue.  The parade will continue down Croton Avenue to Main Street, then Secor Road and end at the Waterfront.  Be sure to watch the parade and support our hundreds of volunteers! 

Star of Bethlehem Fish Fry and Summer Carnival Friday, August 3, 11am-7 pm, Saturday Aug 4, 10 am – 7 pm, Spring Street. Second annual event features fun and food for the whole family.

The Ossining Public Library invites you to "An Evening of Conversation" with best-selling author, James Patterson at the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue. Join us in the theater on Tuesday, August 7th, 2007 @ 7:30 p.m. Patterson is the author of the "Alex Cross" novels and the "Women's Murder Club" series. He has written "Honeymoon", "Lifeguard" and soon to be published “You've Been Warned." Patterson is a summer resident of Scarborough.

The Ossining Summer Concert Series is well underway.  Dates and times of the remaining shows are listed below.  Please come to enjoy free concerts. For additional information call 941-3189. 

Summer Concerts are held on Thursdays at 7:00 pm at Louis Engel Waterfront Park,

(Rain Site: Ryder Park)

August 9 - The Hoppin John Steel Band

August 16 - The American Song Book with Ilene Reid and Friends

On Fridays at 7:00 at Market Square

August 3 – Dennis Winge – Straight Ahead Jazz

August 10 – TBA Jazz

August 17 – TBA Jazz

August 24 – Risko Music School - Rocks

Trinity Church will host its annual "African Festival Celebration" Saturday, August 11th from 6pm - 11pm with authentic West African food, music and fellowship. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door.  Contact Flavius Jusu-Davies (941-1095) for tickets and more information.

Ossining Public Library August exhibit: "Art Moves" the work of students, children and adult from the Croton-Cortlandt center for the Arts. Now through August 31. Reception on the 31st from 3:30 - 5 p.m.  OPL September Exhibit: "Autumn into Spring". Photographic study by James McLoughlin September 4- 30.

Special Benefit Concert to be held on September 8th, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. in the theater at Ossining Public Library. Seniors Oliva Oppedisano and members of High Voltage: Max Gulian, Lee Saper, Jesse McCormick, Scott Peller and Jake Schofield, will perform at a gala fund-raising event to raise money for the scholarship fund in the name of Noah Woodley -Aitchison. This scholarship is awarded to OHS seniors at the end of their senior year. This concert will raise money for the fund and help those awarded with their educational expenses. Singer/songwriter Fred Gillen, Jr. will be master of ceremonies for this special Saturday afternoon concert.

The Ossining High School class of 1952 in conjunction with the Ossining Public Library has invited Douglas Parker, a 1952 alum to speak at the library on Saturday, September 15th @ 2:00 p.m. about his  biography on Ogden Nash titled: "Ogden Nash: The Life and Work of America's Laureate of Light Verse." Doug's talk will describe his experience in writing the book, published in 2005, recount some of the highlights of Nash's life including stints as a Hollywood screenwriter, lyricist on and off Broadway and performer on radio and TV, and he will read excerpts from some of Nash's most provocative and entertaining verse. The talk will take place in the theater on the lower level.

"A Time to get Together A Time to Celebrate"  Meet Beth Bermel, new library director and celebrate the completion of the new library. Sunday, Sept. 23 from 3-5 p.m. in the theater. Reception and music by the Modal Blue Ensemble. RSVP  941-2416 X 326.

Greater Ossining Television (GO-TV), your local public access TV station, is conducting a survey to determine how we can better serve the local community.  Copies of the survey are available in the Library, The Joseph G. Caputo Community Center or in the Village Manager’s Office at 16 Croton Avenue.  Please take the time to complete the very brief questionnaire so that GOTV may be better able to serve the community.

OHS Raymond Hughes Scholarship – Help Wanted A volunteer is needed to help expand the scholarship committee’s scope in the development of donors.  The committee is looking for someone who can visit the high school, review the Wizards on file, and take off the names of the class officers from 1946 through 1970 so they can be contacted to request their help in soliciting, through their classes, additional donations for the Raymond Hughes Scholarship.  If interested, contact Tom Schoonmaker, OHS '51, at  or tel. (215) 844-2453 (Philadelphia, PA.)

The Ossining Farmers Market is open  The market runs each Saturday through December 15th from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Located at Market Square corner of Main and Spring St.  Come to the market to buy farm fresh foods from the Hudson Valley.  Shop for vegetables, fruit, organic produce, pasture raised meats, and specialty foods.  The market is sponsored by the Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce.  For further information go to

Call for Artists: We are in the planning stages for our second Ossining Arts Festival to be held on Sunday, Sept 16. Display space for artists is available at a minimum charge. Please call Catherine Borgia at 262-8873 if you would like more information.

Town Crier Committee…The Village of Ossining has created a Town Crier Committee.    This committee is made up of volunteers who will reach out to the people of Ossining connecting our diverse population through various creative avenues and meetings and will also serve as a sounding board to the trustees.  We welcome our volunteers and look forward to working with them.

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