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Release Date: July 18, 2008

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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  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


St Augustine's Annual Parish Festival will be held Tuesday, July 22 through Sunday, July 27 on the church’s school grounds, 381 North Highland Avenue, Ossining.  The festival will be open each day from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. 


The Village is also seeking volunteers to serve on the Civilian Police Complaint Review Board.  Applicants must be Village residents and must meet several qualifications.  Meetings are held monthly and there is mandatory training for members of this Board.  If you are interested in serving on this Board and for additional information please contact the Village Manager’s Office at 941-3554. 


Interested in becoming your own boss, want to start your own business or expand an existing business?  Loxley Brown, the Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc. and the Ossining Community Action Program is sponsoring a Workshop for Minority Owned Businesses featuring keynote speaker Tracy Mitchell, Director of African American Affairs, County Executive Spano’s Office.  The Workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 22nd at 6:00 p.m. at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining.  For more information contact Charlie Knight or Doris Goodson at 923-6380 or  Refreshments will be served.

Get ready to clean out your files!  Westchester County’s Mobile Shredder will be in Ossining on Saturday, August 16th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway.  One of the best ways to minimize the risk of identity theft is to shred all documents no longer in use that have personal identifying information such as name, address, phone numbers, credit card number or Social Security number. Such documents should be shredded before they are thrown out in the garbage.  Among the documents that should be shredded before disposal are pre-approved credit card applications, old credit card bills and receipts, expired credit cards and driver licenses, old utility bills, and junk mail that contains residents’ names, addresses and other identifying information.  This free public service is intended for the use of residents to shred their personal documents. Papers from businesses or commercial enterprises will not be accepted. To speed up the process, residents must remove all metal clips, fasteners, binders, folders and hard covers and place the papers loosely in a box. Hard covers – cardboard or plastic covers on items such as ledger books, marble composition books and hard-cover books will not be accepted. Residents may rip away pages from these hard cover books for shredding and throw the covers in their household trash.

Mark Your Calendar for Saturday, September 13th when the Ossining Art & Architecture on Main Festival in conjunction with Ferry-Go-Round will take place.  Art & Architecture on Main will be held in downtown Ossining on Main Street and will feature Artists’ works and notable architectural design which can be found throughout our community.  For more information on the festival contact the Ossining Recreation and Parks Department at 941-3189 or call Trustee Catherine Borgia at 262-8873.  For additional information on Ferry-Go-Round go to 

Artists interested in display space or food vendors wishing to participate should call the Recreation Dept. at 941-3189 or Trustee Borgia at 262-8873. Forms are available online at


Ossining Residents Interested in Yoga and Healing Arts…Sacred Shakti Yoga, 191 Main Street, 2nd, Floor is forming a non-profit Yoga Community to serve the needs of all our residents by providing affordable Yoga to Open Door Patients and clients and are looking for more like minded Yoga Teachers and Healers to join their non-profit board.  The group is planning to be up and running for September with an Open House. For more information call 923-3209 or email


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 (  If you are interested in donating, please call 914-941-5252.


Please Note Ossining Public Library Summer Hours

Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and closed on Sundays till after Labor Day.


Ossining Public Library Events…

-"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


Ossining’s Own Anthony Melillo, Musician   He's young -- just seventeen, talented and charismatic.  He is fast building a repertoire of impressive songs.  And he is already topping a music chart the likes of which the world has not yet seen!  His name is Anthony Melillo and at the moment stands at the top of the recently-inaugurated Alive with Clive Top 20 Music Chart with over five times more votes than his nearest competitor.  "That's My Son," one of the songs performed by Anthony Melillo and his brothers, Joe and Nick is available for viewing on YouTube.  Alive with Clive is broadcast on Channel 76 in White Plains on Mondays at 8.30 p.m. and on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.  It is also broadcast at other times in certain other areas in Westchester.  For more information about the show, guests who have been on the show, musicians who are eligible for inclusion in the Alive with Clive Top 20 and voting for the musicians, visit More information about Anthony Melillo and his debut CD, Just Gettin' Started, which is being released soon, is available at 


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a noncompetitive walk supporting the American Cancer Society's mission to fight cancer on four fronts: research, education, advocacy, and patient services.  The walk will take place on Sunday, October 19, 2008 at the Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.  Registration is from 8-10.  The event starts at 9:30-10:30.   Individuals that have an interest in or are involved in the issue of breast cancer are invited to our Kickoff Breakfast, on Friday, August 8, 2008 at the Hilton Rye Town at 699 Westchester Avenue, Rye Brook, NY 10573.  It's from 7:30-9am.  An RSVP will be needed by July 25.  You can click on the link below for more information.  If you know someone that is interested, please contact Kedesha Henry at the American Cancer Society, 914 397-8857.  If anyone is interested in chairing Ossining’s participation they are looking for someone to be a point person here in the Village.


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!  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 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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