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OSSINING NEWS 10-26-2007
Release Date: October 26, 2007

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. 
Indian Brook Water Treatment Plant Tours The Village offers tours of our state of the art water filtration and treatment facility. If you are interested in requesting a group tour, please contact Mr. Andrew Tiess at 941-4660 or Mr. Steven Ho at 941-0128. Please note all age groups are eligible, however, grade school age children must have one chaperon for every 6 children.  The tours are approximately 45 minutes long and are offered at the discretion of the Water Superintendent.  Call at least one month in advance to schedule a tour. 
The Costume Parade beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 27th at has moved to the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center. There will be a pie eating contest, trophies for the most interesting costumes, a magic show, free cider and doughnuts and medals for all who attend; special awards will be given to the three best adult costumes and the ten best children’s costumes.   
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Join friends and family for an unforgettable night! The American Cancer Society is looking for community minded people to join the Planning Committee for the June 2008 Relay for Life of Ossining…For more information please call Bobbie Moore at 762-0870 or Hilary Dorfman at 397-8828. Join the Ossining Community in the fight against cancer! This is an American Cancer Society signature activity to raise awareness, educate and raise funds.
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 Rubenstein
                                                                        Susanne Donnelly                  
                                                                        Peggy Wunderlich
Candlelight Vigil in support of Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month join us for a candlelight vigil, reflection and prayer in support of the victims of abuse. Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. at Market Square for more information contact Andrea Naso-Nord at (914) 747-0828.
The Ossining Recreation and Police invite you to celebrate Halloween the safe way! Join us for the Halloween D.A.R.E. Program on Wednesday, October 31st from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway.  Wear your costume, play games, win prizes and candy, be on TV with Officer John, have a great time with all your friends and its all for free. This program is for ages 1 – 10 and parents/adults are welcome. 
Milonga (Tango Party) First Friday of every month at 8 p.m. Beginning November 2nd All Levels. Beginners Welcome.  ½ hour beginner and ½ hour intermediate lesson with Westchester Tango followed by an evening of tango dancing. Light fare, D.J. and plenty of atmosphere! Admission $15. Reservations welcome. Sponsored by Josie’s International School of Dance, 125 Main Street 432-8502. See you on the dance floor.
Phelps Memorial Hospital Center Healthy Life Program Series Continues In November and December The public is invited to attend programs on a broad range of health-related subjects, such as caregiving, defensive driving, and relaxation, which are relevant to many people. The Phelps Healthy Life Calendar for November and December follows:
·         Monday, November 5 and Tuesday, November 6, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Defensive Driving. This two-evening certification program lowers insurance premiums, reduces violation points, and sharpens driving skills. Presented by Robert Fogel. In the auditorium. Cost: $40. Call 914-366-3220 to register.
·         Wednesday, November 7, 8 to 10 a.m.: Snoring Clinic. Participants will receive a brief screening examination to determine if they may be a candidate for a complete snoring and sleep apnea evaluation. Presented by Dr. Michael Bergstein, Otolaryngologist. In PromptCare. Call 914-366-3220 to register.
·         Monday, November 12, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Voice Problem Screening. This screening will help determine whether certain symptoms, such as hoarseness, change in voice, breathiness or other discomfort, may indicate a problem with the voice box. Problems affecting the voice box can include nodules, polyps, cysts, paralysis, reflux, and even cancer. Presented by Dr. Craig H. Zalvan, Laryngologist, Medical Director, Phelps Institute for Voice and Swallowing Disorders. In PromptCare. Call 914-366-3220 to register.
·         Tuesday, November 13, 7 to 9 p.m. Who is Caring for the Caregiver? This program will offer an overview of services available through the Family Caregiver Support Program of the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs & Services. It will be of interest to caregivers of the elderly. Presented by Mary Edgar-Herrera, Program Administrator. In the Boardroom. Call 914-366-3220 to register.
·         Tuesday, November 13, 7 p.m.: Better Breather's Club. Program participants will learn about "The Vest," a device that aids airway clearance. It will be relevant to people who have difficulty coughing up secretions. Presented by Margaret Weber, BSN, RN, Vest Account Manager. In the Walkway Conference Room. Call 914-366-3712 to register.
·         Monday, November 19, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Pulmonary Function Testing. Presented by Mhairi Craig, RN. This program will be held at Club Fit in Briarcliff Manor. Call 914-366-3220 to register.
·         Monday, December 17, 7 to 9 p.m.: Mental Imagery Methods for Relaxation and Holistic Healing. This program explores how mental imagery can affect the body, mind, and spirit. Registrants will learn how meditative relaxation can help them experience holistic healing. Presented by Loyola Amalraj, PhD, author and educator. This program will be held at Club Fit in Briacliff Manor. Call 914-366-3220 to register.
Phelps Memorial Hospital Center is a 235-bed community hospital with 450 medical staff, representing 34 clinical specialties. Phelps is the exclusive Westchester satellite for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, a clinical affiliate of Mount Sinai Hospital, and a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System.
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.
The Ossining Lions Club is meeting at the Community Center on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Miriam Haas, Director of Community Markets. Her program is entitled: Farmer Markets - A New Old Way to Eat. All residents are welcome to attend. Please email me at: if you plan to attend.
Maryknoll International Film Festival and Discussion “Planes Trains and Automobiles” Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The latest offering of the new international film festival sponsored by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers will be shown on Friday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m., at the Maryknoll Society Center, 55 Ryder Road, Ossining. The series of nine monthly offerings titled, Life through Death: God’s Self-sacrificing Love Revealed in Relationships, continues with “Planes Trains and Automobiles”, a 1987 U.S. film from director John Hughes. Each film will be introduced by a Maryknoll missioner who will facilitate a brief discussion following the screening. For a listing of all films in the series visit All are welcome. Admission is free. For additional information call 914-941-7590. Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, the U.S.-based Catholic foreign mission society, has been representing U.S. Catholics in overseas mission since 1911. They currently serve in 29 countries worldwide, promoting human rights and social justice for those in need. For more information consult the World Wide Web at

Ossining Children’s Center 2007 Festive 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. For additional information call 944-0734.
Live Presentation of the slideshow “An Inconvenient Truth” at the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue on November 19th from 7 – 9 p.m. by Nadia Elrokhsy. Ms. Elrokhsy is the Associate Chair of the AAS degree program at Parsons The New School for Design, she teaches a course in Environmental Design for Interior Designers and also works with all four AAS degree programs to incorporate environmental issues into their coursework and develop new programs and events that address the complexities of sustainability in today’s consumer-driven economy. In addition to the slideshow a group of community retailers and consultants who are "doing Green" will present their wares and information in an area within the library that evening, giving people an opportunity to know what is available locally that will make a difference in our global environmental impact. For more information visit or call the Ossining Public Library at 941-2416 ext. 326.
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 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.
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