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Release Date: January 09, 2009

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NEWLY RENOVATED AFFORDABLE APARTMENT AVAILABLE NOW The Village of Ossining and I & P Realty Corp are pleased to announce that IFCA is now accepting applications for a one-bedroom apartment for rent.  Interested parties should contact IFCA at 914/941-5252 or go online to 


·        Apartment Address:  47 Spring Street, Ossining, NY. 

·        Unit Description:  Newly renovated, one-bedroom, one bath, approx.
550 sq. ft. Refrigerator, gas range, dishwasher & microwave included.
No pets are allowed.

·        Unit Costs:  Rent $925/month, plus utilities (electric, gas heat and hot water). 
One month security required.


In accordance with the Affordable Housing Policy of the Village of Ossining, the household must be income eligible.  The annual gross earnings (in the next 12 months) of the household must fall within the following income guidelines:

One person household – min. income $49,770         max income $71,100

Two person household – min. income $49,770         max income $81,300


Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, February 3, 2009 and may be dropped off at IFCA offices, 138 Spring Street, Ossining from 9 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday through Friday, or Fax applications to 914/941-7392.  Incomplete applications will not be processed. 


Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 7pm at 16 Croton Avenue
Snow date: Wednesday, January 28

Please do not go to the property site.  IFCA will arrange for apartment showings to eligible applicants.  All inquiries should be directed to IFCA at 914/ 941-5252, Log on to for more information.


Ossining Public Library Events:

-In recognition of the Great 1909 Hudson/Fulton Celebration, the library invites you to see a Hudson River Art Exhibit from the collection of Joseph Maggio. Mr. Maggio's personal collection of some seventy pieces of Hudson River art, some originals, some prints, will be featured throughout the month of January.  Featured will be many of William Bartlett's mid-19th century original hand-colored engravings of the Hudson, its cities and town, mountains and related scenes. Of special interest to area residents will be Bartlett's rendition of an engraving titled "Village of Sing Sing" and T. Creswick's "Sing Sing Prison" and "Tappan Sea".


-The library will offer a Hand-Beading Jewelry Workshop with Teddy Leveille, instructor, Monday evening February 2nd. The two hour workshop will be in the Conference Room starting at 7 p.m. Learn to make a beautiful fire-polished Czech glass necklace with tourquoise and bronze seed beads complete with a yellow jade pendant. Class limited to 18.There is a materials fee. Register now!  Call 941-2416 X 326 to register. Think Valentine's Day!

-In Celebration of Black History Month, the library in conjunction with Ballet Masters will present "The Nicholas Brothers" on Wednesday February 4th beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the theater. Discover the lives of Harold and Fayard Nicholas, two superb Afro-American dancers and choreographers of the 20th Century, who dazzled audiences with daredevil splits, slides, and hair raising flips on Broadway and in the movies. The talk will be given by Edith Glass, She will discuss their struggles against racism and segregation and the presentation will include video clips from movies they made.

-A special Kids Book Sale including books, videos, games and other treasures will be on Saturday, February 14th from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. and again on Sunday from 12 -3 p.m. For kids who bring their parents and other adults there will also be a selection of adult material.  See you in the theater.


Community Markets is now extending the farmers market season to last all winter long!  Community Markets’ two new indoor markets will enliven hibernating taste buds and satisfy cravings for healthy, local food throughout the cold months!  On January 10th, shoppers used to getting their local food fix at farmers markets in Pleasantville, Tarrytown, Ossining and Katonah Lewisboro can now shop at the WinterMarket held two Saturdays a month from 8:30am-2pm in the Briarcliff Congressional Church on the corner of Elm Road and South State Road. From January until May shoppers at the WinterMarket will find many of the farm products they have enjoyed all summer including fish, pasture raised meat and poultry, pickles, produce, specialty foods, artisanal cheeses, cider, apples, pears, cider donuts, crusty bread and baked goods.  On opening day of the market there will be live music to celebrate the WinterMarket kick off!


Seeking singers…The Westchester Oratorio Society, under the direction of its exciting young conductor Ben Niemczyk, is enlisting competent volunteer singers. Voices in all categories are welcome, including those of high school and college age. No auditions required - come try us out!  Weekly rehearsals held Tuesdays, 7:30 - 10:00 P.M. at Katonah United Methodist Church located at the intersection of Bedford/Woodsbridge Road and Edgemont in Katonah, NY.  We are now rehearsing for our May concert.  For more information, please call 914-763-9389 or conductor, Benjamin Niemczyk at 347-223-9303 or email:  WOSInformation@gmail.comCheck out our Web site,  


Yes You Can!  Make the world a better place by helping other with your Certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling from Westchester Community College.  Start in January 2009 and be finished in December 2009!  Register now!  Call 606-6735.


The first installment of 2009 real property taxes for the Village of Ossining are due without penalty until January 31, 2009.  Village property taxes are collected by the Village of Ossining Finance Department and may be paid by mail, in person, or on-line.

Tax payments should be made payable to the “Village of Ossining” and mailed to:  Village of Ossining, Finance Department 2nd Floor, 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562.  Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am until 4:30 pm.  We will also accept property tax payments on Saturday, January 31, 2009, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at Village Hall.  The phone number for the Finance Dept. is (914) 941-2581.  Payments can also be made on our web site, during the month of January. 


Village of Ossining Water Department Notice…Hydrant Flushing Schedule The Village of Ossining Water Department began flushing fire hydrants throughout the Village on Monday, January 5, 2009.  Flushing of hydrants is performed during daylight hours and will take approximately five weeks to complete.  As the flushing of hydrants takes place closer to your home, you may notice some discoloration in your water first thing in the morning.  Do not be alarmed.  Just run your water for a short period of time and it should clear up.  If the discoloration persists, please notify the Water Department at 941-6111.  The Water Department regrets any temporary inconvenience you may experience; however, this operation is necessary for us to ensure the continued cleanliness of the water distribution system.  We will do everything possible to minimize any problems.


Ossining Recreation 2009 Winter Brochure Online Now!  To view the brochure go to the Village of Ossining website at, click on the tab on the left side that says “Departments” then click on Recreation and Parks Department.  Please note that program registration began on Tuesday, January 6th. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and will be taken Monday through Friday between 9:00AM and 6:00 PM. No registrations will be accepted on Saturdays.  Checks or money orders should be made payable to the Ossining Recreation Department or as otherwise specified in the program description.  NO CASH ACCEPTED. Some class sizes are limited, so please register early. Ossining Senior citizens get a 10% discount. Non-residents, including seniors, pay additional fees for all programs. You can also register online. An Ossining Recreation Department ID card is required to register for programs. This is now an annual fee and cards must be renewed yearly, no exceptions.  Village of Ossining residents $2, non-residents $25 (outside the Village of Ossining).


More OPL Events…

-Weslee and Eugene McGovern will lead a new four part book discussion at the Ossining library beginning in January. "The Cairo Trilogy" by the Nobel Prize winner for Literature in 1988, Naguib Mahfouz will be the subject. The Trilogy consists of "Palace Walk", "Palace of Desire", and "Sugar Street'. "Palace Walk" will be covered in two sessions on January 12 and February 9. The other books will be discussed on March 9 and April 13. The McGoverns lived in Cairo from 2000-2007 and visited many times the streets and neighborhoods that are the setting for the Trilogy. Discussions will take place in the Conference Room beginning at 7 p.m.


Teatown Event - Full Moon Winter Sleepover Join Teatown staff for a winter’s night sleepover. Weather permitting, we’ll start with a night hike, then finish the evening with music, snacks and storytelling before a blazing fire in the Carriage House. The next morning after breakfast we’ll drive to the Croton Dam to view wintering eagles. Everyone should bring sleeping bags and pads, flashlight and toiletries, and be dressed for outdoor activities. Please leave cell phones, ipods and electronic games at home. Friday, January 9, drop off at 7:30 pm – Saturday, January 10, pick up at 10 am.   For ages 10 – 12 only. Fee: $40 Members; $50 Nonmembers (limited to 15 children). Pre-registration required. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining. (914) 762-2912, ext.110. Website:; e-mail:


The Lantern Gift Shop of St. Paul's on-the-Hill, 40 Ganung Drive, Ossining, will have its annual January Clearance sale on Saturday, January 10 (snowdate: January 17), from 10a.m. - 3 p.m.  Christmas items and more will be on sale through out the shop.  An Epiphany Luncheon (cost:$6.50) will be held in the Parish Hall at 12:30 following a short service at 12 noon...."Months of Work, Moments of Worship...It's All Worth It" will be the theme of the service of prayer and meditation.  Come to our shop, our service, our lunch!   For information, call 941-6627.


Teatown Event - Winter Bird Walk Meet at the Croton Boat Ramp to view waterfowl, hawks and eagles. Dress warmly and bring binoculars. Join Charlie Roberto, expert naturalist and Teatown trustee, on this free program which is open to adults, and children accompanied by an adult. Saturday, January 10, starts at 9 am Pre-registration required. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining. (914) 762-2912, ext.110. Website:; e-mail:


Teatown Event - Snowflakes and Snowshoes   Strap on the snowshoes and head out to discover the wonders of winter. Hot chocolate for all to end the adventure! Suitable for adults and children over age 8. Teatown has a limited number of snowshoes for children and adults. Sunday, January 11, 2 pm – 3:30 pm.  Members free, Nonmembers $5. Pre-registration required. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining. (914) 762-2912, ext.110. Website:; e-mail:


Assemblywoman Sandy Galef to Host 2009 Town Meetings in the 90th Assembly District Assemblywoman Sandy Galef invites the public to attend her annual town hall meetings.  All are welcome to join the Assemblywoman in thoughtful discussions about legislative priorities for the 2009 session, the economy, the state budget, and other state and local issues.  Dates, times and locations are as follows: 

  • Thursday, January 15, 7 – 9 pm, Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue;
  • Saturday, January 24, 10 am-12 noon, Desmond-Fish Library, 1022 Route 9D, Garrison, 1 -3 pm; Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose,
  • Thursday, February 5, 7 – 9 pm; The Field Library, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill,
  • Saturday, February 7, 10 am – 12 noon; Putnam Valley Free Library, 30 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, 1 – 3 pm, Kent Free Library, 17 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes


Maryknoll International Film Festival and Discussion:  Normal, The fifth offering of this year’s Maryknoll International Film Festival, sponsored by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, will be shown on Friday, Jan. 16, 2009 at 7:30 p.m., at the Maryknoll Society Center, 55 Ryder Rd., in Ossining.  The series of nine monthly offerings titled, Life through Death: Breakdown as Opportunity for Breakthrough, continues with Normal, a 2003, U.S. film from director Jane Anderson.  Each film in the series is introduced by a Maryknoll missioner who will facilitate a brief discussion following the screening.  For a listing of all films in the series visit  Information: 914-941-7590.  All are welcome.  Admission is free.  Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers –formally known as the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America—was founded in 1911 with the support of the Bishops of the United States to be the chief mission outreach of the American Church.  We are currently serving the Church –especially among the poor-- in 28 countries worldwide.  For more information consult the World Wide Web at or call 1-888-MARYKNOLL.


Teatown Event – Under the Ice What goes on under the ice of Teatown Lake? Be prepared to step out on a frozen world and take a peek into the depths to find out. Sunday, January 17, 1 pm – 2 pm. Members free, Nonmembers $5. Pre-registration required. All ages welcome. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining. (914) 762-2912, ext.110. Website:; e-mail:


The Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. service of worship and celebration for his life will take place at the First Presbyterian Church, Ossining, 34 S. Highland Ave at 7:30 pm Monday, January 19th.  Ms. Roz Abrams, resident of Briarcliff Manor and former ABC newscaster, will be the keynote speaker.  Refreshments follow in Fellowship Hall.  Choirs from the Ossining High School and Briarcliff High School will participate.  Sponsored by the Briarcliff Ossining Ministerial Association.  Questions - 307-3349, Rev. Lynda Clements.


On Monday evening, January 26th the author James Bradley will be a special guest speaker at the Ossining Public Library.  His presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the theater. Specializing in historical nonfiction chronicling the Pacific theater of World War II, Bradley, the author of "Flags of Our Fathers" is the son of Navy corpsman, John Bradley, one of the six Marines who raised the American flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima. The book published in 2000 tells the story of this event and the cover photograph raising the flag on Mt. Suribachi has become the most duplicated and reproduced photo ever taken.  Bradley has gone on to write "Flyboys: A True Story of Courage" and his upcoming book "The Imperial Cruise" will be published in 2009. Bradley continues to lead an exciting life, whether it be walking among lions in Africa trekking to Mt. Everest's base camp, or producing corporate films.  He recently established a foundation in support of American and Japanese student exchange programs to offer young people the opportunity to experience each other's culture.  Join us in a conversation with James Bradley and learn more about his life and interests in the global world.


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