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OSSINING WEB BLAST 6-27-2008
Release Date: June 27, 2008

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St Ann’s Parish Festival began on Tuesday, June 24th and will run until Sunday, June 29th.  The festival takes place in St. Ann’s school yard in between Eastern Avenue and Elizabeth Street.  Come join your neighbors for games, rides and delicious foods. 

 

Ossining Fire Department wins Best Overall Unit in the Hudson Valley Annual Firefighters Convention which was held June 18 – 21st.  This is an especially notable award considering over 110 units participated in the event.  In addition to Best Overall Unit our Fire Department also won the award for Most Men in Line and Best Aerial Ladder (Senate Hook & Ladder).  We are very proud of our volunteers and congratulate them on their achievements. 

 

The Ossining Independence Day Celebration will be held on Thursday evening, July 3rd at the Waterfront at approximately 9:15 p.m. Join us for a great show and enjoy the entertainment before hand with a concert at Louis Engel Waterfront Park starting at 7:30 p.m.  This is a wonderful event and we hope you can be with us for an evening of fun.  Music by “Channel One.” 

 

The Ossining Public Library Associates organization will be sponsoring an outdoor Book Sale at the library on Tuesday, July 8 and Wednesday, July 9 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. each day.  The sale will include children’s and adult paperbacks and hard covers plus some fun items.  Best Buys!  Not to be missed!  The sale will be held in the circle area on the lower parking level. In the event of rain, the sale will be held in the lower level near the exhibit area.

 

Volunteers Needed to serve on the Village of Ossining Landlord-Tenant Relations Council The Village of Ossining is currently seeking a resident to serve as a Tenant Representative and also a resident to serve as an Impartial Member of the Council.  The Council’s powers and duties include:  conducting research into community housing problems, formulating programs to improve landlord-tenant relations, accumulating statistical information on available housing accommodations, counseling the Board of Trustees on landlord-tenant problems and disputes and recommend programs for the solution of same, and resolving problems and disputes between landlords and tenants through mediation and discussion at meetings of the Council.  If serving on this Council interests you, please send a letters of interest and a resume to Linda G. Cooper, Village Manager, Village of Ossining, 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining or send via email to lcooper@villageofossining.org.  Letters and resumes must be received by July 18, 2008.

 

Staycation Library The library is a great place to go on your "staycation" it has movies, lectures, classes, art shows, cool air-conditioning, and a refreshing place to get a snack at the Footnote Cafe while there.  Come visit the Ossining Public Library this summer and enjoy all that it has to offer!  

 

Shopping in Ossining?  The Spring Street Exchange is now open!  Located on the corner of Spring Street and Broad Avenue in Ossining, the shop offers new and recycled clothing and household items at very reasonable prices.  Hours of operation are Tuesday 2 p.m. –  5 p.m.; Wednesday 11 a.m. -3 p.m. and Thursday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Bring a friend and find a bargain.  Sponsored by IFCA (www.ifcany.org).  If you are interested in donating, please call 914-941-5252.

 

Customer Outage Maps Available on Con Edison Website Con Edison provides online maps that allow users to pinpoint outage locations by logging on to www.conEd.com/outagemap and clicking the “Storm Central” icon on the home page or by selecting “outage location maps” from the quicklinks menu.  The new site provides complete Con Edison service territory maps with color-coded legends indicating the range of customers without service, and where to locate outage areas on the map.  Additional information is broken down by borough for New York City, and by municipality for Westchester County.  All data is updated at 30-minute intervals.  For more map details, a “Summary” feature enables users to tab to either New York City or Westchester County for the latest information on active outages and affected customers, plus the time when the information was last updated.  Finding the location of a specific address can be obtained by using the “Go To” tab located on the lower right portion of the map.  Just fill in an address or a ZIP code.  Maps can be saved by using the “Favorites” features.  The company urges customers to report power interruptions or service problems online at www.conEd.com, or by calling Con Edison’s toll-free customer service number 1-800-75-CON ED (1-800-752-6633). When reporting an outage, customers should have their Con Edison account number available, if possible, and report whether their neighbors also have lost power.  Con Edison has taken multiple steps to upgrade its emergency response. To review these improvements, and submit comments, visit Con Edison’s Corporate Emergency Management Strategy (CEMS) at http://www.conEd.com/documents/CEMS.pdf. Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED]. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Con Edison’s Web site at www.conEd.com.

 

Call for Artists: Art on Main, the Village’s annual Arts Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 13. Display space for artists is available at a minimum charge and food vendors are welcome. Contact the Ossining Recreation and Parks Department at 941-3189 to register for a space.  Forms are available online at www.villageofossining.org. for additional information please call Catherine Borgia at 262-8873.

                                                                                 

Ossining Public Library Events…

-Come see the amazing exhibit "Thirty by Two" now on display at the Ossining Library through the month of June. The husband and wife team of photographers: Mano Orel and Elinor Stecker-Orel present photographs that reveal the differences in their styles. Mano's landscapes and close ups of flowers have breathtaking realism, while Elinor's work shows delicate images of nature and architecture in an innovative style. And coming in July will be "New York in the '60's in Black & White" by photographer Dan Garbera.

-On Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29 at 2 p.m. a series of one act plays sponsored by KAD, an area theatrical group, will be performed at the Ossining Public Library.  The plays are comic pieces written by local playwrights. The performances at the library will be the Westchester premier after many of the shows appeared in NYC as part of the Manhattan Repertory Theatre's "NY Amazing Play Festival".  The plays and their authors are: "Cinnamon Apple Pie" by Robert Zaslow, "The Staining of the Shrewd" by Mark Jacobs, "Cliché" by Keith Whalen, "A Woman Scorned" by Robert Zaslow and "No Freud Please" by Mark Jacobs. Free admission.  It all takes place in the theater.

-"55 Safe Driving Course" will be offered on July 23rd and 24th from 9 a.m.- 1:15 p.m. Neville Horne, instructor. Hurry to the library to pick up an application and mail it with your check to Neville Horne. Checks made out to AARP. Cost for the course is $10. Must attend both days to get certification.

-On July 24th Dr. Steve Goodstein will present a program to discuss "Natural Solutions to Sleep Disorders". He will cover natural means of improving and even correcting all common types of sleep disturbances.  Insomnia, fatigue, sleep apnea, back pain upon arising, sleep positions, types of pillows and mattresses are just a few of the topics that will be covered.  Dr. Goodstein is a member of the Foundation for Wellness Professionals.  Registration is suggested; please call 941-2416 X 326. The program will be held in the Conference Room at 7:30 p.m.

-A Summer Evening Movie series titled "Forbidden Hollywood" will be at the library in July and August.  The series will show films made before production codes limited what could and could not be shown.  The series begins on Wednesday, July 9th with "Baby Face" starring Barbara Stanwyck and John Wayne to be followed on July 30th with "Waterloo Bridge" with Bette Davis. On August 6th a Double Feature: "Three on a Match" with Bette Davis and Joan Blondell and "Female" with Ruth Chatterton. The final film in the series will be on August 13th "Red Headed Woman" with Jean Harlow and Charles Boyer.  Films will be shown in the theater beginning at 7 p.m. Admission free.

-Teen activities at the library this summer include Beginner Yoga, chess, comedy improv, games, movies and outdoor art, in addition to PSAT.SAT practice sessions. For further information contact Teen Services at 941-2416 X 336  

 

The 18th year of the Ossining Farmers Market has opened for the season and will remain open on Saturdays from 8:30 am-2pm rain or shine. Sponsored by the Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce.  Located at Market Square corner of Main and Spring St.  Please note the market will run through December 20th.  Shop for vegetables, fruit, organic produce, pasture raised meats, and specialty foods. Info at www.communitymarkets.biz.

 

Block Party 2008!  Calvary Baptist - Your Community Church will be hosting their annual Block Party on July 12th, from Noon - 5:00pm.  FREE food, drinks and BBQ, Live Music, face - painting, games and activities for children!  Hope to see you there - you'll be glad you came!

 

Westies Unite Storms Ossining Dog Park Westies Unite is holding a National Meet and Greet at the Ossining Dog Park on Sunday, July 13, 2008.  The event is scheduled with the dogs starting to arrive at the dog park around 9:30am, and will probably finish up around 3:30 after the Silent Auction is finished.  Sunday’s events will include games and costume contests for its members as well as an auction benefiting a Westie rescue organization.  Westies Unite, formed in January 2006, is an online group of over 1000 West Highland White Terriers and their owners.  Westies Unite’s members also give back to the nation’s community of Westies.  Every year Westies Unite makes a donation to Westie Rescue through an auction held at its national meet and greet. Westies Unite has chosen Westie Rescue of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. as the beneficiary of its auction at the Ossining Dog Park.   Westie Recue of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. helps some 150 Westies per year, including Westies in New York.  You can find out more about this organization at http://www.westierescue.com.  Westies Unite can be found on www.Dogster.com. 

 

Popular Speaker and Writer on Spirituality, Joyce Rupp, to present Lecture at Maryknoll  Joyce Rupp will speak on the topic of Spiritual Transformation: Growing Deeper, Stronger, Freer and More Loving, on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 7:00 p.m., at the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Center in Ossining, as part of the Maryknoll Speakers Series.  In her exploration of spiritual transformation, Rupp will share the seeds of her own spiritual endeavor, weaving poetry and story through her insights as she reflects on the mystery and discovery of one’s authentic self.  She will affirm, challenge, inspire and encourage the audience on their own path of spiritual growth.  Joyce Rupp, a member of the Servites (Servants of Mary) community, is well-known for her work as a writer and conference speaker, and has led retreats throughout North America and around the world.  She has written numerous books, several with Maryknoll’s publishing arm, Orbis Books: The Cosmic Dance, Walk in a Relaxed Manner: Life Lessons from the Camino, and most recently, Prayer.  The Maryknoll Speakers Series offers timely and stimulating talks and discussions on matters of faith and social concern.  These events are held at the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Center, 55 Ryder Road, Ossining.  All are welcome.  Admission is free.  To register call 914-941-7636 ext. 2558 or email pbyrns@maryknoll.org.  For directions call 941-7636 ext. 2294.  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 www.maryknoll.org/society.

 

Save the Date! Saturday, Sept. 6 is the sixth annual Ossining MATTERS 5K Run/2 Mile Walk.  Raise funds for the Ossining MATTERS Education Foundation, to benefit Ossining’s public schools. Enter the timed 5K Trail Run, or walk the trail at your own pace, along the historic Old Croton Aqueduct. Pre-register now online at www.Active.com!  Check-in and register at the Ossining Community Center 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.  Run begins at 9 a.m.  All ages.  For more information and to register online, visit www.ossiningmatters.org. You can also call Kathleen at 914-510-9320. Don’t miss this fun community event!

 

The Ossining Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting the 102nd Annual Westchester County Volunteer Firemen's Association Convention parade this year. The parade will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 4:00pm (with line up beginning at 2:30pm).  We look forward to over 30 departments participating in this year's event. 

 

Save the Date…The 20th Annual Ossining Food Pantry Celebration will be held on Sunday, September 21 from 5 – 8 pm in the ballroom and gardens of Beechwood, the historic Vanderlip estate in Scarborough, NY, hosted by Mr. and Mrs. James Simmons. If you can give some time to help make the 20th Celebration a big success, please contact Karin Chaudauri, 2008’s Celebration Chair, at 914-373-1048 to volunteer. All are welcome. We hope to see you there!

 

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