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OSSINING.NEWS 10-19-2007
Release Date: October 19, 2007

Tonight…Sample the Ports of Portugal A fund raiser for the maintenance of Ossining Sailing Club boats, sponsored by Doca’s Restaurant. The event will be held Friday, October 19th from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club on the waterfront in Ossining (across from the train station). Donation is $20 per person and you must be 21 or over to attend. 
 
Maryknoll International Film Festival and Discussion Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. The second offering of the new international film festival sponsored by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers will be shown on Friday Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m., at the Maryknoll Society Center in Ossining. The series of nine monthly offerings entitled, Life through Death: God’s Self-sacrificing Love Revealed in Relationships, continues with Central Station, a 1998 Brazilian film from director Walter Salles. Each film will be introduced by a Maryknoll missioner who will facilitate a brief discussion following the screening. All are welcome. The events are held at the Maryknoll Society Center in Ossining, N.Y. The event is free of charge and open to the public. For additional information visit their website at www.maryknoll.org./filmfest Maryknoll, the U.S.-based Catholic missionary movement, includes the Maryknoll Society (Fathers and Brothers), the Maryknoll Congregation (Sisters), the Maryknoll Lay Missioners, and the Maryknoll Affiliates. Maryknollers have been representing U.S. Catholics in overseas mission since 1911 and currently serve in 39 countries worldwide. For more information on Maryknoll, consult the World Wide Web at www.maryknoll.org
 
We’re Wireless…Did you know that the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center is a wireless hotspot? So while your children are swimming in the pool you can surf the web. Come down to the community center at 95 Broadway and log on to the “Ossining” Wireless Network for free – no password required. Check your email or catch up on some work while your children play. 
 
MTA Harmon Shop Open House Take a close-up look at locomotives, work equipment, passenger cars…Let real railroaders show you what it takes to transport more than 76 million people annually…Hop aboard the Fall Foliage Special and more. A great event for the kids and grown-ups too! It’s all free and it’s all at Metro-North’s largest maintenance and repair facility, Croton-Harmon Station, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson Saturday, October 20, 2007 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 
More OPL Events…
Artistic Collage Learn to make that special card using diverse and exciting materials Jamie Ross, instructor. Saturday, October 20th starting at 10:30 a.m.  For adults, class limited to 15. To register call 941-2416 ext. 326
Great book discussions: This month’s remaining discussions are "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides on October 24 and "Titan by Ron Chernow” on October 25. Books are available on Main level for all three discussions.
 
Maryknoll Sisters International Bazaar is scheduledfor October 27, 2007 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 10 Pinesbridge Road, Ossining, For additional information Contact: Sr. Dolores Mitch at (914) 941-7575.
 
The Recreation Advisory Board of Ossining would like to invite all Village and Town residents to the dedication of a plaque for Brian E. Fee, long time chair of the Recreation Advisory Board.  Brian was a dedicated volunteer for over 30 years in Ossining. He coached for many years in a variety of sports, was committed to advancing youth recreation in Ossining and loved the parks. As chair of the RAB he ran meetings that were efficacious and yet did so with a wonderful sense of humor. On Saturday October 27th, at 1:30 pm, members of the Recreation Advisory Board will be holding a ceremony in Richard Wishnie Park to dedicate a plaque in his memory. The site will be on the edge of the reservoir opposite Pleasantville Road facing the fountain.  We hope you can attend this event and look forward to this long awaited day. Many will remember Brian as a man of few words, a great sense of humor and a most generous heart.
 
Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce Annual Candidate’s Debate, Monday, October 29th , 2007, Joseph G. Caputo Ossining Community Center, 95 Broadway Moderated by Jerry Gershner, Chamber President. Networking starts at 7 PM.  Meeting starts at 7:30 PM. Come hear the candidates. Ask your questions.
Invited Candidates
Town Supervisor                                           John Chervokas
Town Board (2 seats)                                    Martha Dodge and Geoffrey Harter
Town Clerk                                                   Mary Ann Roberts
Town Highway Superintendent                   Michael O’Connor
Town Justice                                                  Edwin Shapiro
Village Trustee (2 seats)                                Michael Curry
                                                                        Regina Rubinstein
                                                                        Susanne Donnelly                  
                                                                        Peggy Wunderlich
 
Upcoming Events at the OPL…
"Vietnam: A Land of Contrasts". Join Mirla and George Morrison on an adventure through the beautiful country of Vietnam observing the traditional ways as well as the effects of globalization. From the rural communities and farms, to the tropical and mountainous regions in the south, to the Mekong Delta and HoChi Minh City. Join us at the library Thursday November 8th @ 7:30 p.m. for this most informative program.
"The Kress Family Legacy" will be the topic of an up-coming program on Wednesday, November 14 @ 7:30 p.m. Steven Worthy will offer a multi-media presentation about the Kress family who owned a 72 acre estate bordering the Towns of Ossining and New Castle from 1916-1959. Today we know the Ossining area as the Cedar Lane Park. The Kress family was famous for the 400 5, 10, & 25 cent stores they started. as well as collectors of some of the world's most famous pieces of art, now in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The program is co-sponsored by the Ossining Historical Society Museum and the Ossining Public library
"Three Tall Women" by Pulitizer Prize winning author Edward Albee will be on the OPL stage Thursday, November 15 @ 7:30 p.m. This M&M production starring Christine D'Amato, Christine Lorenzo and Sarah Smegal was directed by Larry Schneider. Free. 
The Image Makers: photography exhibit presented by members of the Westchester Photographic Society continues through November 9 it is on view on the lower level. Coming in mid-November is an exhibit by local artist and long time resident Edward Malsberg. The exhibit, a family affair, includes works by his son and grandson. On view until December 21.
 
Ossining High School Performing Arts Proudly Presents You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Ossining High School Auditorium 29 S. Highland Ave. Ossining. Admission is FREE. Performances are Thursday, Nov. 8th at 4PM, Friday, Nov. 9th at 7PM, Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7PM & Sunday, Nov 11th at 2PM.

Ossining Children’s Center 2007 Festival Stroll of Homes The Ossining Children’s Center, 2007 Festive Stroll of Homes will include tours of select homes in Briarcliff and Ossining, decorated in innovative holiday themes. Lunch at the nationally acclaimed Trump National Golf Club will follow the house tour. Festive Strollers are also invited to Holbrook Cottage to join the home designers at a champagne reception.  November 16th-17th. Tickets: $45-$130. Hours: 10am-4:30pm. Information: 944-0734.
 
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 www.communitymarkets.biz. Please note: Shoppers should not park behind the Chase Bank next to the market. It is a private lot and you will be booted and fined.
 
OHS Class of 1959 is trying to locate members for their 50th class reunion in 2009. If you haven't been in touch with Wayne McCormack please send your contact information (name, address, phone number(s) and e-mail address) to Wayne at 203-264-9291 Voice 866-512-1954 FAX  w.mccormack@snet.net
 
View Village Board Meetings and Work Sessions on Website
 Did you know that you can view board meetings and work sessions on the village website? View current and archived meetings at: www.villageofossining.org

 



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