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OSSINING NEWS 12-14-2007
Release Date: December 14, 2007

Congratulations to the members of the Ossining Fire Department The Department has been named a recipient of a grant in the amount of $10,743 from the New York State Firemen’s Fund.  This grant money will be used to purchase 63 firefighter rescue safety harnesses.   


Stay In the Loop…Sign up for Village of Ossining E-Mail Subscriptions  In an on-going effort to continually enhance the Village's communications with its constituents, the Village of Ossining offers an online subscription capability to receive informational e-mailings from the Village.  Just go to and click on email subscriptions on the left side of the home page.  You can select to receive Weekly Ossining News, Village Board Meeting Agendas, Work Sessions Agendas, Planning Board/BAR Agendas or Zoning Board of Appeals Agendas.  We look forward to having you as a member of our online Village e-mailing community.


Spring/State Sewer Lining Project slated to begin in January Westchester County, has awarded the Village of Ossining a grant, through the CDBG program, for $125,000.  This grant will be used to repair and improve one of Ossining’s oldest sewer lines buried in the Spring/State Street vicinity dating back to 1889. 

The Baker-Collyer Cheer Fund is collecting money to make holiday baskets for the less fortunate in Ossining.  Please donate to this long-standing Ossining tradition.  Baskets will be assembled on Thursday, Dec 20.  If you are interested in donating please send  your donation to: Baker Collyer Cheer Fund, c/o Town of Ossining, 16 Croton Ave.

Affordable Apartments for Rent The Village of Ossining and J & J Main Street LLC are pleased to announce that IFCA is accepting applications for two new apartments in Ossining, in accordance with the Affordable Housing Policy of the Village of Ossining.  One-bedroom, one-bath, 950 sq. ft. rent $1,042 plus utilities.  To qualify, your annual gross income must be at least $35,479 and cannot exceed $47,305 for one person; or $54,035 combined for two-person occupancy.  Applications will be ranked on a point system.  Preference given to Ossining Village residents, Municipal and School district employees, and Fire Department and Ambulance Corp. volunteers.   Equal Housing Opportunity.  For Applications:  IFCA, 138 Spring Street, Ossining 914-941-5252. 


Looking For a Few Good Books  The Ossining Teachers Association has organized a Book and DVD drive for late November and December to collect new and gently used books appropriate for children from birth through 16 years for the United Through Reading Program.  Once collected, all donations will be made available to military bases throughout the world. Participating moms and dads can record themselves reading the books, and have the recording, and sometimes the book itself, shipped to their little ones at home for repeated viewing.  Donations of mini- DVD’s and padded mailers are also being requested. The program is available to any deployed military service member; the results of the OTA drive will support the soldiers deployed out of Fort Drum, in Watertown, NY.  Those interested in helping can drop off books, DVD’s, and/or padded mailers to the following: Mary Hillman and Rosemarie Masci at Roosevelt School;  Stephanie LeVeille at Park Early Childhood Center, Celeste Theis at Brookside School, Rafael Mora at Claremont School, Janelle Mondanaro at Anne M. Dorner Middle School, or  Susan Cable at Ossining High School.  To get information, or if your organization would like to help, please call Marybeth Griffin,  914-762-5740, extension 315.


We welcome Anthony’s Sports Grill, 175 Main Street.  Ossining’s newest addition to its restaurant/tavern establishments.  Anthony’s has TVs at each table that you control so you can watch the sport of your choice, a kid friendly menu and kids eat free on Wednesdays.  They also have a great menu for adults with a wide variety of appetizer choices and salads.  There is also a pool table, darts, shuffle board, bowling and other electronic games to help you have a great day or night out.  Late night kitchen hours till 11:00 p.m. Sunday thru Wednesday and till 2:00 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Come in and join them for a new experience in our village.


OPL Events…

-Friday, December 14th the library will host its Friday Forum featuring Holiday Words & Music with special guest singer/pianist, Carolyn Black. Come to the library for holiday cheer and good fellowship. Take a break from the hectic holiday schedule. Bring a brown bag lunch, dessert and beverage will be provided. Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Forum to take place in the theater.

-Local artist and long time resident Edward Malsberg exhibit, a family affair, includes works by his son and grandson will be on view until December 21.


This is the last weekend this year for the Ossining Farmers Market  The market will be open on Saturday, 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.


"Simeon and The Soldier" - A Free Theatrical Performance with live music.
Calvary Baptist Church of Ossining presents, A Christmas Spectacular.  Please join us on Sunday, December 16th at 6:00pm.  All are welcome to attend and enjoy a night of drama, narrative rhyme and varying styles and forms of live music, and more!!  Entrance is free, as well as dinner which will be served after the performance.  Address: 4 St. Paul's Place, Ossining, New York (behind the Post Office).  If you have any questions or would like more information, please visit us at


Phelps Memorial Hospital Center Healthy Life Program Series Continues In  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, 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.  


The Landmark Episcopal Parishes Service of Lessons & Carols an Anglican Tradition – A Celebration for All Christians will be held Sunday, December 23rd at 4:00 p.m.  A Wassail Bowle and Hors d’Oeuvres reception follows in Potter Hall, Trinity Church, 7 South Highland Avenue, Ossining 941-0806 (wheelchair accessible).


It’s Time to Make a Difference…our families need volunteers!  You are invited to take part in a meaningful and rewarding volunteer opportunity helping children cope with the loss of someone special to them.  The Caring Circle of Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam is offering a series of workshops that will teach up-to-date skills in identify phases in the grieving process, learning how to assist those who are grieving, learning how to facilitate support groups for children, teens and adults, specialized training for perinatal support groups, and expanding your communication skills and learning essential supportive skills.  Pre-registration is required, please call Marianne Walsh, Coordinator 666-4228 ext. 336 Dates and times of training are January 26th, February 2 and February 9, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at 540 White Plains Road, Ste. 300, Tarrytown.


OHS Class of 1958 will hold it's 50th Reunion the weekend of October 17, 18 and 19, 2008.  The reunion dinner will be held Saturday, October 18, 2008, at the Traveler's Rest, Rt. 100, Ossining, www.TheTravelersRest, beginning at 6 pm.  The committee, headed by Charlie DiGiacomo, would like to contact all class members to RSVP and also to invite them to offer ideas and suggestions to make this a memorable event. Please contact Charlie at or Terry Feeney Carskaddan at of by phone @ 412-373-1519.


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