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Release Date: May 20, 2010

The Northern Westchester Model Railroad Club has its monthly meeting Thursday, May 20 in the community room of the Apple Bank in the RoseHill Shopping Center in Thornwood. The meeting will begin at 7:30PM and generally breaks up around 10PM. If you would like to attend, please call Hank Teller for all details at 914-309-2395.  For those with layout questions, Hank Teller does house calls, also.  The Northern Westchester Model Railroad Club meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month except in June and July. Model railroading is “Worlds Greatest Hobby.”



Lights, Camera...ACTION!!!  Ossining Live will take place on Friday, May 21st at 8:00 pm at OHS on Dilley Field (Rain location: OHS Gym). This is an annual, district-wide FREE concert featuring performers from the all the choruses, bands, orchestras, and musical classes in our district. This is a concert not to be missed!



The final offering of this year’s Maryknoll International Film Festival, sponsored by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, will be shown on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 7:30 p.m., at the Maryknoll Mission Center, 55 Ryder Rd., in Ossining.  The series of nine monthly offerings titled, Life through Death: Change, Suffering & Living into More Abundant Life, concludes with Billy Elliot, a 2000 U.K./France film from director Stephen Daldry.  Each film in the series is introduced by a Maryknoll missioner who will facilitate a brief discussion following the screening. More information is available at:  All are welcome.  Admission is free.  For information call 941-7590.  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 27 countries worldwide.  For more information consult the World Wide Web at



3rd Annual Campwood Grounds Multi-Family Community Tag Sale will be held on

Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 9 am to 3 pm.  "One man's garbage is another's treasure!"  Campwoods Grounds off of Campwoods Road, Ossining.  No Early Birds.  Please find street parking outside of Campwoods Grounds.



The Ossining Rotary Annual Duck Race is scheduled for May 22nd at 11:00 a.m. at Dale Park on Dale Avenue.  Buy your ducks from any Rotary member; Ducks are $5 each or 5 for $20.00.  Proceeds from the race to benefit local charities. 



Dede Emerson of Ossining will be signing copies of her book “A Different Kind of Street Walker ….Manhattan by Foot One Block at a Time” on Saturday May 22nd from 2-4 p.m. at Victoria Home, 25 North Malcolm Street, Ossining.  After retiring from the United Nations in 1993 after a thirty year career in Economic Development, she decided to concentrate on walking every block in Manhattan (6,718 streets) which she did  over a period of two years and nine months).  Dede took over 2,000 photographs, 56 which are included in her book which focuses on the “unusual, offbeat, and ordinary things that are part of the essence of New York.”  This event is sponsored by the Hudson River Chapter of the Daughters of the British Empire as a fund raiser for Victoria Home, a skilled nursing facility in Ossining.  Tickets cost $10.00 and include a British tea.   Space is limited.  Contact Elaine Jensen at or 914-271-2994 for reservations      



Attention Ossining High School Alumnae:  Ossining High School is putting together a special exhibit in the Barnes Library on OHS alumnae authors.  If you know of an Ossining High School graduate who has published a book or article, please email the information to  Thank you.



Ossining Women’s Fast Pitch Softball is looking for players to participate in the current season. You must be at least 16 years old and available to play Tuesday and Thursday afternoons starting at 6:30pm. Please contact Andrew Jimney, league coordinator at 914 487-7247.   Thanks for your attention.



Teatown Events: 

-In Teatown’s Gallery . . . Joe Duraes

Til the end of May, self-taught photographer Joe Duraes will display a collection of floral images in compliment to Teatown's Wildflower Island opening and our annual Plant Sale. Says Duraes, "When I use my camera, I never know what I’m getting back.  I try not to think too much about the pictures I take.  I simply shoot what I like or what looks interesting – the camera does the rest. 

For Information or to register for a program, call (914) 762-2912 ext 110, Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Registration is required for all programs.  All programs take place in the Nature Center at Teatown Lake Reservation (1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining NY 10562) unless otherwise noted and are free for members and $5 for nonmembers (plus materials fee, if applicable) unless otherwise noted.  When applicable, all programs must be paid for at the time of booking.  We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover, or you can pay in person with cash or check.  No refund will be granted less than two weeks prior to the program date.  People withdrawing prior to this deadline will receive a 75% refund (less 25% administrative costs.)



Census Update…The next phase of the census is underway!  Census Enumerators have begun going door-to-door visiting locations that have not mailed back their census forms. Census enumerators will also visit people to verify the data that was mailed back if they think there was an error in the form.  So, even if you have mailed back your census form, you may receive a visit or phone call from an Enumerator.  People who sent in forms that were not bar-coded may also receive a visit to verify that they are not being counted twice.  The U.S. Census apologizes for any inconvenience and asks for people to please cooperate with the Enumerators so that they may obtain the most accurate numbers possible.



St. Theresa’s School in Briarcliff Manor will be hosting a two day event, “A Taste of Kindergarten and Pre-K”.  The Taste of Pre-Kindergarten will be held Tuesday, May 25, 2010 from 9:30am to 11:30am at the school.  The Taste of Kindergarten will be held Wednesday, May 26, 2010 from 9:30am to 11:30am.  This event is being held to introduce St. Theresa’s School and to give the families a very hands on look at our school.  If you would like to pre-register you can call the school to set up a time that works for you, 762-1050.  St. Theresa’s is located at 300 Dalmeny Road, Briarcliff Manor, 10510.



Healthy In The Hudson Valley is an online newsletter that you can subscribe to by visiting Le Petite Spa @  Last month's April issue featured Kirsten Corrigan, Pilates Trainer @ Josie's International School of Dance.  Kirsten teaches Pilates Mat & Stability Ball classes as well as giving private sessions on the Pilates Reformer.  Check their website for class times @ or call to schedule a private reformer session!




60 Wood Utility Poles on Route 9 to be Replaced A project to replace 60 wood utility poles on Route 9 from Scarborough Road, Briarcliff Manor to James Street in Ossining began on May 3.  One lane of traffic will be maintained in both directions using professional flaggers.  Where possible, new poles will be located closer to the property line.  Night work is not anticipated, work hours are from 9:00AM to3:30PM.  Project will last about 70 work days.  After the existing poles are removed, all areas will be restored. 



The Ossining Public Library Presents Mother, Wife, & Author Audrey Griffin to Discuss Her Debut Book, “The Day I Took Off My Cape” Come to the library on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 7 p.m. in the Budarz Theater and hear mother, NBA wife, & author Audrey Griffin discuss her debut book, “The Day I Took Off My Cape, An NBA Wife’s Journey to Finding Family Balance.”  In her new book, The Day I Took Off My Cape, Audrey Griffin uses her personal experiences as a mother, a writer, and a wife living in the high-profile world of the NBA to offer fresh, insightful advice on pregnancy, child rearing, time management, marriage, personal growth and even reclaiming your “sexy” as a mom!  This empowering book confirms that you can hang up the unrealistic “superwoman” pressure and still be a loving and balanced mother, wife and woman.  NBA wife and celebrity parenting blogger Audrey Griffin, addresses issues concerning child rearing, marriage, parenting, sex and contemporary parenting as it relates to popular culture.  Audrey is married to NBA player turned coach, Adrian Griffin.  They have four children and live between Milwaukee and New York.  To learn more about Audrey and her book, visit  There will be books available for purchase and signing provided by The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville following the discussion and Q & A session.  The Ossining Public Library is a School District Library chartered by the State of New York to serve all residents of the Ossining School District.  As a member of the Westchester Library System, it also provides services to a much larger community.



On Saturday, May 29th the Ossining Farmers Market will celebrate its' seasonal re-opening with a ribbon cutting! This year, Community Markets is happy to welcome additional vendors to the market, which will run every Saturday from 8:30am to1pm until December 18th on the corner of Main and Spring Street!  In addition to last season's fresh local, certified organic produce, artisinal organic breads, fish, meat, eggs, cheese, herbs, baked goods and specialty foods this year's market will feature handmade chutney, simmer sauces and other Indian delicacies from Calcutta Kitchens of Norwalk, CT., hard and soft goat cheeses, milk and yogurt from Coach Farm of Pine Plains, NY and mushrooms, orchids and vegetables from Hodgson Farm of Walden, NY.  Community Markets will also be hosting events like: cooking demos, tastings, a corn roast and live music throughout the season. Details are posted on their website:



"The Ossining Arts Council presents in association with the Art Barn, an exhibition called "Spring Fling". The show is at the Art Barn, 211 N Highland Avenue in Ossining and runs through Saturday, June 5th from 2-5 PM."



Multi-Talented Artist at St. Paul's! The second of three Spring Jazz Concerts at the Ossining church, St. Paul's-on-the-Hill, will take place Saturday, May 29 at 7:30 PM. The featured artist will be Tony Jefferson, equally well known a drummer and woodwind player, this time he will be featured as a vocalist.  A New York native, Tony Jefferson attended Berklee College of Music in 1984 and, only a few years later, placed third in the Thelonious Monk International Drum Competition. He has performed and recorded with many jazz artists, including Kenny Drew, Jr., Lonnie Smith, John Abercrombie, Lou Donaldson, and the Westchester Jazz Orchestra, among others. Some of his most recent performances have been at The Kitano Hotel, The Blue Note, both in New York City, and the Princeton Jazz Festival. He recently toured Germany and Austria with Cameron Brown and Sheila Jordan.  Admission will be a contribution of $20 per person; $10 for students with student ID. The church grounds will be open at 5 PM for those who want to picnic before the concert; refreshments will be available.  The church is located at 40 Ganung Drive, Ossining, just east of 9A, off Rte 133. For directions or other information, call the church office at 941-6627, or go on line to:



Assemblywoman Sandy Galef hosts a roundtable on government reform.  Fixing Albany:  It’s About Time.  Thursday, June 3rd from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Croton Village Hall, 1 Van Wyck Street, Croton-on-Hudson.  Panelists from statewide good government groups include:

Topics to be discussed include: 

There will be an opportunity for questions and answers following the panelist discussion.  For more information contact the Assemblywoman’s office by phone: 941-111, fax: 941-9132 or email, 2, Church Street, Ossining.



Ossining Relay for Life  will be held on June 5th from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. on June 6th at the Anne M. Dorner Middle School.  There will be live music, food, games and entertainment.  For more information or to sign up to participate go to 



Memoir Writing Workshop and How to Self-Publish Fiction and Nonfiction Books workshops are taught by Shelley Gilbert, Ossining Author, Artist, recipient of 2009 Eric Hoffer Award for Thought Provoking Books and Excellence in Independent Publishing. She self-published her novel, Swimming Naked with Jellyfish, and her Islands... series of books, Learn how to begin your memoir or reconnect with a memoir already started. Learn how to self-publish a book from start to finish. Bring large pad or laptop. Memoir Writing Workshop: June 8-29, Tuesdays, 7-9:00pm. How To Self-Publish Workshop: Fiction: June 3, Thursday, 7-9:00pm. Nonfiction: June 24, Thursday, 7-9:00pm. Westchester Community College, Valhalla. Call to sign up: WCC 914-606-6830,  Shelley Gilbert's Blog: Website: Email:



Gotta Sing!  Gotta Dance!  The Old Mill Singers, your local community chorus based in Ossining, announces this spring’s concert to be held on Friday and Saturday, June 4 and 5, at Ossining High School.  This concert, with a theme of Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance!, will feature songs ranging from the Big Band Era to modern day pop hits.    Some selections are “At the Hop,” “42nd Street Medley,” “I Hope You Dance,” and “Singin’ in the Rain.”  Show time is 8:00 PM both evenings.  Tickets can be purchased at the door, $13 for adults and $11 for children and senior citizens.  The Old Mill Singers was founded in 1970 as the Phelps Arts Society to provide music for hospital patients during the holiday season, and continues to perform in nursing homes, at Rosary Hill, at community events, and at holiday time at the Met Life Building to entertain commuters as they head for Grand Central Terminal.  Twice each year, in December and June, public performances are given at Ossining High School.  They gladly welcome new members.  The only requirements for membership are the ability to sing in tune and dedication to the community within the chorus and at large.  Auditions are not required. Their director Gary Bratt says, “Join as long as you can carry a tune in a bucket.” We now number about sixty members, coming from all walks of life, and ranging in age from the teens to the eighties.  Our associated children’s chorus performs at our public concerts.  Please plan on attending our June concert.   There is convenient free parking, handicapped accessibility, free refreshments, and lots of fun.  See them on the web at or contact our Membership Chairperson Sharon Brana at or 914-762-3765.



SAVE THE DATE…“Hot Pie” Annual Breakfast Sunday, June 6th 8am – 12noon On behalf of Ossining Boat & Canoe Club, you’re invited along with your family and friends to the Twelfth Annual Donald “Hot Pie” Zerrilla Memorial Scholarship Fund Breakfast.   The Breakfast has had a successful eleven-year track record. The menu includes eggs benedict, hash browns, pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, and more. What better way to spend a Sunday morning than overlooking the most beautiful part of the river while enjoying a breakfast with all the trimmings! All proceeds from the “Hot Pie” Breakfast go toward the Donald Zerrilla Memorial Scholarship Fund that is awarded to a graduating Ossining High School student.  Through donations, contributions, and/or participation we are fortunate enough to add to the scholarship each year in order to help a student defray the cost of college tuition.  Those wishing to make a donation may do so by sending a check made payable to:  Donald Zerrilla Memorial Scholarship Fund, Attn: John Klapkowski, Ossining Boat & Canoe Club, P.O. Box 743, Ossining, NY 10562.



Ossining Camp Meeting Association presents Sunday Summer Services 2010  "Amazing Grace"

All are welcome.  Services start at 7 pm, Campwoods Auditorium, Campwoods Grounds, Ossining.  Please find street parking outside of Campwoods Grounds.  For more information call Katie Gorycki 762-7863



The next meeting of Community Helping Hands is scheduled for Tuesday, June 8th at 6 pm at the offices of Cricket Care, 144 South Highland Ave, Ossining.  Community Helping Hands mission statement is:  We recognize people’s right to choose to spend their golden years in their own homes.  We recognize the importance of having the right information and resources available to make aging in place as safe and as comfortable as possible.  It is our goal to discover the needs of our senior community and to help meet those needs successfully.  If you, a family member, or friend are dealing with these issues, please send an email to and let us know what services (for example, transportation, home repair, social events, etc.) would be helpful. Community Helping Hands welcomes new volunteers to help with Fund Raising, Developing Volunteer Networks, Marketing/Public Relations, and Graphics/Web design. Please contact Naomi Landesberg at for additional information on volunteering or call CHH at 914-346-7773.



The 30th Annual Village Fair is scheduled for June 12th As in years past - there will be 3-stages of music, lots of GREAT food, entertainment for kids, our fabulous vendors and of course over 18,000 people coming to see all of it.  For more information go to the Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce website at



Holy Ossining!  A Tour of the Sacred Spaces and Peaceful Places of the Village Of Ossining will take place on Saturday, June 12, 2010 and Saturday, June 19th at 12:30 PM.  This FREE and unique tour program showcases the diversity of the community of faith in the Village of Ossining and surrounding areas.  The tour will be conducted by knowledgeable docents who intimately know the history, lore, legends and architecture of their church buildings. 

Tour I Saturday, June 12th: Begins at 12:30 PM at the Ossining Savings Bank Building, Route 9 & Main Street.  Visits include:  First Baptist, First Presbyterian, Ossining Methodist and Trinity Methodist

Tour II Saturday, June 19th: Begins at 12:30 PM at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway.  Visits include:  Star of Bethlehem, Trinidad DeDios, Dominican Sisters of Hope Chapel, Campwoods Grounds, St. Paul’s on the Hill, Calvary Baptist.

Sponsors:  Briarcliff-Ossining Ministerial Alliance, Ossining Historical Society Museum

Ossining Parks & Recreation Department, The Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce, and Lizzfitness Center.  Contact: Miguel Hernandez (914) 941-4920.



Ossining Farmers Market moved indoors for the winter and will be held every Saturday from 9am-1pm at the Briarcliff Congregational Church 30 S. State Rd. Briarcliff.  Don’t feel blue over missing all the great farm produce and artisanal foods you had at the summer market.  At the Winter indoor farmers market you will find, cheese, eggs, fish, produce, fruit, poultry, beef, pickles, milk, breads, pastry, salsa, pesto, mushrooms and more.  Musical entertainment, demonstrations, cooking contests, some fun event every week.  Come be a part of this growing food movement. Call 914-923-4837 for more information.  Sign up on line for their weekly e-blast at



The 6th annual Bark in the Park Festival, will be held on Saturday, June 19th

Join them for fun, music, games, raffles with your pups!

What:  Bark in the Park on the Hudson

When:  Saturday, June 19th raindate June 26th

Where:  Louis Engel Waterfront Park

Westerly Road (adjacent to the Ossining Train Station)

Admission:  FREE



Maryknoll Sisters To Host Annual Golf Classic on the Hudson The Garrison Golf Club in Garrison, NY will be the site for a Maryknoll Sisters golf outing.  Ill and elderly senior missionary Sisters at Maryknoll Sisters in Ossining who have served the poor around the world will benefit from the proceeds of the 8th Annual Golf Classic. The Golf outing, on Monday, June 21st, 2010, provides a fun day out for avid golfers and raises funds for the care of women who dedicated their lives to helping others.  After a 10:30 a.m. Sign In, the Shotgun Start kicks off at 12 noon. Various types of Golf Sponsor Packages are available for foursomes as well as other Tournament Sponsor packages and Ads. Deadline for ads will be June 1st. Following the tournament, a BBQ will be held on the Terrace overlooking the majestic Hudson River with an Awards Presentation and Raffle. An exciting day can be expected for all! Register and bring your friends too!  For more information and to register online, visit our website at . Or call Sr. Geraldine Brake at 912-941-7575 x 5761.

Maryknoll Sisters are a missionary congregation of women religious founded in 1912 in New York with international membership and work in 27 countries around the world.


The Ossining Community Action Program proudly presents its’ 3rd Annual “Celebrity Chef” benefit, Ossining CAP’s premier fundraiser and cuisine tasting celebration. Through the sponsorship of community leaders and local businesses, Ossining CAP will host an afternoon with members of the community serving their favorite dishes.  Several community and civic leaders have agreed to serve as celebrity chefs. Celebrity chefs will cook their specialties to be sampled by the attendees.  This years’ benefit will be held on Sunday, June 27, 2010 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Star of Bethlehem Church, at 304 Spring Street.  Admission to the event is $25.00. This is an excellent community relations and marketing opportunity for your organization, whereby you can increase your visibility to the community.  Ossining CAP, a component of Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc. (WestCop), is a private not-for-profit, multipurpose social service agency operating community programs to combat poverty and its adverse effects in Westchester and Putnam counties.  Should you have any questions or require additional information, please call Wendy Llinás at 914-923-6380 or email:   


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