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Release Date: April 14, 2011

The Village of Ossining is proud to announce that Police Chief Joseph Burton was sworn

in as President of the Westchester County Chiefs of Police Association on April 8, 2011.

As members of the Village Police Department, Village administration and Police representatives from all over the County looked on, Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore administered the oath to Chief Burton for the 2011 term of office. The Village congratulates the Chief on this, yet another major achievement among many in his long and dedicated career and wishes him the best in his year of service to the Association.



Village of Ossining wins Westchester County 2011 Earth Day Municipal Recycling Award: The Village of Ossining has been selected to receive a Municipal Recycling Award from the County of Westchester as part of the Westchester County Earth Day Celebration scheduled for Sunday April 17 at 1 pm at the Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla, New York.  The Village, which has also been recognized by the County in the past for its recycling program, was one of fifteen municipalities that was singled out for achievement this year.  The County praised the Village’s 2010 Annual Recycling and Solid Waste Management Update Reports as a model for thoroughness.  



Village of Ossining to Release Requests for Proposals on Main Street Sites The Village of Ossining released Requests for Proposals on April 1, 2011 for two village owned sites located at 147-155 Main Street (the “We Can Do It” site) and 200 Main Street (the Ossining Bank for Savings building).  The Requests will seek submissions from interested developers for the redevelopment of both parcels, the first being comprised of a vacant lot, and the second containing an existing historic structure. The due date for the Request for Proposals (RFPs) for these sites will be due June 3, 2011.  To download the RFPs please see .  Interested parties can contact Valerie Monastra, Village Planner, at 914-762-6232 or



WHAT’S THE GOOD WORD? THE CHILDREN’S ROOM AT OPL UNVEILS NEW EARLY LITERACY STATION Young readers and community members joined New York State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-37) at the Ossining Public Library on Friday, March 18 to celebrate the Children’s Room’s new Early Literacy Station. The Early Literacy Station, made possible through a generous donation from Senator Oppenheimer, consists of four touch-screen computers equipped with dozens of programs designed to promote early English and Spanish literacy in children ages 2-6 using familiar faces from popular children’s programming including Dora the Explorer and Go Diego, Go! Senator Oppenheimer spoke to Library patrons about the Early Literacy Station and spent the afternoon with youngsters demonstrating the computer systems.



Hydrant Flushing Schedule: the Village of Ossining Water Department began their semiannual hydrant-flushing program on Sunday evening, April 3, 2011.  Flushing of hydrants will be performed between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. in order to minimize disruptions to our residents. The entire hydrant-flushing program will take approximately three weeks to complete.  When hydrant flushing occurs close to your home, your water may be somewhat discolored first thing in the morning.  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.



Ossining Earth Day/Stash the Trash Event Set for April 30. Family Day to Help Keep Ossining Beautiful and Learn About Living a More Sustainable Life. Looking for a fun and educational family day out that can also help you live a more sustainable life? Come out with your family and friends to Ossining’s Earth Day/Stash the Trash event at the beautiful Louis B. Engel Waterfront Park on April 30 from 11am -5pm. Featured events of the day, which have been organized by the Town/Village Green Ossining Committee include: Stash the Trash:  Meet at 12 noon at Engel Park, the Joseph G Community Center, 95 Broadway; the Ossining Historical Society at Croton Avenue, or the Jug Tavern, 74 Revolutionary Road to get your assigned clean up territory, gloves and bags.  This year, we are pleased to offer biodegradable garbage bags for the clean up. Come to the Earth Day fair afterwards to participate in activities and have some delicious, healthy local food. Earth Day Celebration:  11am-5pm: Come to Louis B. Engel Waterfront Park for a fun and educational day with your family, featuring music, children’s activities and information about how to save money by reducing your carbon footprint. Special events throughout the day! Performers - Claremont School Chorus, “Modern Crusaders” dance performance, John Elkes, DJ Johnny G, other local musicians. Recycle Extravaganza! Clothes, Books, Household appliances, small personal electronics, E-waste -computers, laptops, monitors, printers, copiers, fax machines, servers, ups batteries, keyboards, mice, wires, computer parts, telephone systems ,cell phones, stereo equipment. ($10.00 charge for television sets, air conditioner units and dehumidifiers), Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFL). Delicious Local Food – enjoy local restaurants, Starbucks iced tea and more! Recycle/Swap sports & recreation equipment your kids no longer need. Special event this year: Prom Dress Swap – Bring your prom dresses to donate or swap. Raffle for free corsage/boutonniere. Education by Hilltop Hanover Farm, Ossining High School Environments Club, Teatown, Clearwater, Riverkeeper, Ossining Boat and Canoe Club, and other organizations. Sponsors include: Starbucks, Cravings, Club Fit, Green Mountain Energy, Rubrums, WOW Green, North American Refinery, Office Recycling Solutions, 511NY Rideshare, and others.  Join us as a sponsor. There are still limited vendor spaces available for those who have green business ventures.  We are also seeking student and adult volunteers to assist with the day’s activities. For more information, go to, or contact Catherine Borgia at, 914-762-6001, or 914-262-8873.



Three Seats Available on the Ossining Board of Education: The Ossining Board of Education will hold its Annual Election and Budget Vote on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. This year three seats become available with the terms of Charles Cooks, Amanda Curley and Alice Joselow ending on June 30, 2011. Petition packets for Board of Education candidates will be available on Thursday, March 10, 2011. Interested candidates may obtain a petition packet from the District Clerk at the Roosevelt Education Center, 190 Croton Avenue, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The last day for filing petitions is 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 18, 2011. For further information please contact: Vanessa Muro, District Clerk, Board of Education (914) 941-7700, ext. 1317



Annual Budget Vote and Two Seats Available on the Ossining Public Library Board of Trustees: The Ossining Public Library Board of Trustees has rescheduled its Annual Budget Vote and Election to be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.



Ossining Summer Day Camps, 2011 TO REGISTER: Camp registration will take place in April, each camp will have one evening of registration at the Community Center at 7pm, dates are listed below. You must bring the following items to registration night: completed registration form; birth certificate, copy to leave; immunization records, copy to leave with us; Recreation ID card; checks or money order made out to Ossining Recreation; the above for each child if you’re registering more than one on the same night. On line registration starts one week prior to the in person dates listed below, due to high demand we suggest you take advantage of the online process. This requires that you open an account and come to the Community Center to get an ID card. Proof of residency is required with a picture ID and some sort of bill or a piece of mail to that address. A Recreation ID card is required to register for camp. If you register online you must bring the Recreation ID card and copies of the birth certificate and the immunization record to the Community Center by 4/28/11. Cut off dates for age groups correspond to School District guidelines. Child must be of age by December first of 2011 to qualify for age bracket.




For more information visit and click on the Recreation Department to download the 2011 Spring/Summer Brochure or call the Recreation Department at 941-3189.



Significant Tree List Nominations!  The Environmental Advisory Council of the Village of Ossining is compiling a potential list of significant trees. These would be trees selected based on specimen quality or historical significance. If you think you’d like to nominate a tree within the village, get details at (scroll to Environmental Advisory Council under Boards and Commissions).



The Village Board is seeking applicants to serve on the Environmental Advisory Council and the Landlord Tenant Relations Council (1 tenant vacancy, 2 landlord vacancies and 1 impartial member.)  For additional information on any of these Boards or to send a letter of interest contact the Assistant Village Manager, Ingrid Richards at 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, New York 10562, or 941-3554.



April Events at Teatown Lake Reservation, for more information please 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 and are free for members and $5 for nonmembers (plus materials fee, if applicable), unless noted. When applicable, all programs must be paid for at the time of booking.

Saturday, April 16, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm GARDEN READINESS, ALL WELCOME. Is your garden ready for planting? Tips and techniques for greening up your grounds for spring with Master Gardener Maggie Pichura; Teatown Lake Reservation ** 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining NY 10562 **





SONDHEIM: BROADWAY ON FILM SERIES COMING TO THE OSSINING PUBLIC LIBRARY APRIL 2011, Wednesday, May 4 – Sunday in the Park with George, Wednesday, June 1 – Passion, The Budarz Theater at the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining at 7pm, Free to all, The Ossining Public Library will present three filmed productions of Tony Award-winning musicals composed by living legend Stephen Sondheim. The series opens with the 2007 revival of Company, an exploration of love and commitment starring Raúl Esparza. It continues with Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize-winning landmark examination of creativity starring Berna­dette Peters and Mandy Patinkin; and Passion, Sondheim’s operatic musical about obsessive love, starring Donna Mur­phy and Marin Mazzie. All films will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Budarz Theater. This series was curated by Bonnie Katz.


A Hudson River Journey: 1609-2109, April 5-April 30, A traveling exhibit produced by Riverkeeper, "A Hudson River Journey" tells the story of the river from three perspectives: pre-contact Lenape, present day and near-term future.  The visitor travels to six regions along the Hudson River and experiences river stories relevant to each.  This exhibit will be on view at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library from April 5 through April 30.



On Saturday, April 16, the Ossining Public Library will present Ted Daniel and his International Brass & Membrane Corps. at 3pm in the Budarz Theater. The Ossining resident and jazz talent will perform the music of legendary New Orleans cornetist King Oliver, drawing from the 1923 seminal jazz recordings by The King Oliver Creole Jazz Band. Reservations are not required for this free concert and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Ossining Public Library is located at 53 Croton Avenue in Ossining. For information, call (914) 941-2416 or visit Trumpeter Ted Daniel grew up in Ossining, frequently collaborating with legendary guitarist Sonny Sharrock before studying music theory and composition at City College of New York. Daniel performed with a number of ensembles and jazz musicians including Brute Force, Archie Shepp, Dewey Redman, Andrew Cyrille, Sam Rivers, Billy Bang and Henry Threadgill, taught workshops and master classes throughout the United States as well as in Japan and Spain, and received a compositional grant from the National Endowment for the Arts before forming the International Brass and Membrane Corps. Daniel describes the IBMC trio as a “flexible and expandable creative music performance group,” utilizing brass instruments and a variety of percussion.



IN MY MOTHER'S GARDEN!  The Lantern Gift Shop at St. Paul's-on-the-Hill will be open Saturday, April 30, from 10 AM to 3 PM for its Spring and Mother's Day Sale. A special luncheon, an Afternoon English Tea, will also be served in the church's parish from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM. The luncheon will feature an assortment of sandwiches, scones with preserves and clotted cream, assorted sweets,  and, of course, tea!  The charge: $12 per person. There will also be a chance on that Saturday to trade those plants that are crowding your garden for others that you don't have enough of.  A plant exchange will take place outside the Shop. All are welcome! So bring your Mom, and then, after you've swapped plants and bought those special spring gifts, plan to stay for that very special "Afternoon Tea" in the church's parish hall.  The church and its Lantern Gift Shop are 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: The Lantern shop is adjacent to the church at the Ganung Drive entrance.



Wildflowers of Westchester, Wildflower Island Guide Training: May 22, June 12 and July 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wildflower Island, a unique, two acre refuge within the greater Teatown Lake Reservation preserve, depends on dedicated volunteers to educate the public about its 230 native and endangered species of wildflowers.  Guided 1 ¼ hour tours are given by Island volunteer guides during the months of April through August.  Guides are expected to lead at least 6 tours a year or work the equivalent hours on Wildflower Island.  Guide requirements/ qualifications include:

No experience is necessary; training sessions will prepare the individual to lead the tours and share information about the unique features of the 230 species of native plants that inhabit the island located within Teatown LakeTraining will be held on April 10, May 22, June 12 and July 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Nature Center and will consist of a discussion on a special topic of study followed by a walk of Wildflower Island.  Anyone interested in learning to become a Wildflower Island Guide is welcome anytime during the season.  A mentor will be assigned to new trainees to help them learn the wildflowers during the first year. Please contact Beth Rhines at (914) 762-2912, ext. 115 or for more details or to register for a training session.



Friday April 15 to Sunday April 17, 2011 Saw Mill River Audubon DelMarVa Birding Weekend SMRA is excited to offer a unique opportunity to visit the DelMarVa Peninsula, which is rich in both local and migratory bird species. On Friday we will visit Prime Hook NWR in Delaware before heading to Ocean City, MD for a fun evening. Our next stop is the Marine Science Consortium in Virginia, where we will enjoy a boat ride through the tidal creeks and special access to private areas on Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. We'll also have an early morning visit to Wallops Island where we'll explore the rich salt marsh habitat at the Wallops Island NWR. If time permits we will stop at Bombay Hook NWR on the way home for more great birding. Call 914.666.6503 or email for more information and to sign up!



Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Saw Mill River Audubon Third Saturday Bird Seed Sale Pruyn Sanctuary Office Entrance, 275 Millwood Rd, Chappaqua Our seed shed will be staffed by volunteers to help you select seed and load your car. Bird seed sales benefit the local conservation work of Saw Mill River Audubon. Seed is also available during the week on Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. Please call (914.666.6503) or email if you are visiting during the week. Bird seed selection and prices are available online at



Taconic Opera Presents Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers Most opera lovers know Bizet’s most famous opera, Carmen, but many find his opera, The Pearl Fishers, to be even more enchanting.  This sumptuous opera weaves a story of ancient tribes of pearl divers in Ceylon (modern day Sri Lanka).  The work is known for its soaring duet between the tenor and baritone choosing friendship rather than their passionate pursuit of the same woman.  Betrayal, forgiveness, sacrifice and love are the timeless lessons of this masterpiece which will be performed in French with translations above the stage (supertitles).  Performances are at the Yorktown Stage, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, on Friday, April 15 and Saturday April 16, 2010 at 8 PM, and a Sunday matinee April 17 at 2 PM.  Single ticket prices range from $32 to $42 with a $9 discount for seniors and students.  For information, tickets or directions: call (914) 245-3415 or email or visit  This production is made possible, in part, by the New York Council on the Arts and ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County government, corporations and individuals.



Arbor Day 2011 Celebration, Saturday, April 16, 2011 9am – noon, looking for a fun way to celebrate and give back to the trees that nourish our lives and our environment. L Join us at Mariandale this Saturday down by the Barn @ 9 am for an informative talk on invasive plant species:  How to identify them & how to weed out both vines & creepers. A service for the Earth & Trees will follow &you will be invited to join a team, don gloves & grab pruning tools & work together to weed invasive vines while enjoying a short hike along the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail – from Mariandale (Off Rte 9 just north of All Aboard) to the old Kane Estate -Behind BASF– (a stretch many of us know from the Ossining Matters 5K Run). Finally we’ll return to Mariandale for a ceremonial planting & celebration with every participant in the day’s activities being presented with a tree to take home, courtesy of The Care of Trees.   A workshop in Vine-Wreath Making is also planned.

Sponsored by Mariandale, GreenOssining.Org, Ossining Parks &Recreation Department,

Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct, The Care of Trees & Green Mountain Energy.  Expert Voices: The Care of Trees & Master Gardeners

 IF you have Gloves, Hand saws &/or clippers, DO bring them along! Sponsored by Mariandale,, Ossining Parks and Recreation Department, Friends of Old Aqueduct, the Care of Trees. Forest Stewardship Activity for the whole family here in Ossining, NY – A Tree City USA



Teatown’s School Break Minicamps keep children busy and actively enjoying the gift of nature during school vacation.  Sessions are filled with games, animals, hikes and seasonal activities that get your kids outdoors to enjoy the world around them.  The Spring Minicamp runs from April 18 - 22, 2011 from 9:00 am – 12 noon for 4 and 5 year olds and from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for 6 – 12 year olds.  The fee for the half-day program for 4 and 5 year olds is $160 for Teatown members or $185 for nonmembers; the fee for the full-day program for 6 – 12 year olds is $300 for Teatown members or $335 for nonmembers.


Teatown offers a variety of environmental education programs for children and adults year-round.  To learn more about our educational programs or to become a member, visit



OPEN HOUSE… First Time Homebuyers…Don’t miss this limited opportunity to buy a unique and affordable condominium! Sunday, April 17 - 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. For Sale…Ossining Trust Bank Flats 135 Main Street, Ossining, New York Westchester Magazine ranks Village of Ossining 2nd Best Place to Live in Westchester . Why Rent When You Can Own for Less? 1 Bedroom $915 – $1,000 and 2 Bedroom $1,250 $1,365 (est. monthly housing expense)** Income Limits Apply **Amenities: Energy efficient stainless steel appliances, microwave/hood above stove, elevator building, laundry and secure storage in basement, wood floors in living room and kitchen, high ceilings, convenient to Metro North, bus line, walk to shopping, restaurants, community facilities, bike and walking trails For further information contact: Housing Action Council at 914-332-4144 or



Lions Zone 1 Dinner Meeting on April 21, 2011 at the Tuscan Grill in Briarcliff.  This is where The Ossining Lions meet every month, but this will include other Lions Clubs in the area. The program will be by The Fox Foundation, speaking on the issues of Parkinson disease and how it affects the individual as well as the family. The cost of the dinner will be $30.00, which includes a donation to the Fox Foundation. For more info and to RSVP please contact Sandy McKee, Secretary of Ossining Lions, 23-25 Spring Street, Ossining, NY  10562, (914) 762-6500 Phone or(914) 762-6508 Fax.



The Northern Westchester Model Railroad Club.  The club has its next monthly meeting Thursday, April 21, in the community room of the Apple Bank in the Rose Hill Shopping Center in Thornwood. The meeting will begin by 8:00PM and generally breaks up around 10PM. If you would like to attend, please call Hank Teller for all details at 914-309-2395. The Northern Westchester Model Railroad Club meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month except in July and August. Come and find out why model railroading is the “Worlds Greatest Hobby.” Hank Teller will also be glad to answer any questions about model railroading. You can call him at 914-309-2395 also. NMRA Metro North Division The Metro North Division of the National Model Railroading Association (NMRA) will be meeting in the New Canaan Historical Society. Their remaining meeting before the Summer break is scheduled for Saturday, May 21. Most meetings consist of two seminars on various aspects of model railroading and then layout visits to local model railroaders. Previous meetings have covered DCC and water in scenery. The meetings start at 9:30AM. Here’s a link for more up to date info:



Featuring Professional Dancers, Live Music and Delicious Tapas . The Ossining Arts Council (OAC) invites all dance lovers to Viva! Danza Espanola, a fascinating dance program with an informative twist.  The performance, which is part of OAC’s ongoing Viva! Ossining arts festival, will be held at the Ossining Public Library on Saturday, April 23 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Children are welcome! Viva! Danza Espanola will focus on colorful and exuberant Latin dances, including Flamenco, Tango, Salsa, Bachata and Merengue, performed by professional dancers from Josie's International School of Dance.  Each dance will be presented in the context of its unique origins and history and members of the audience will have an opportunity to participate in selected dances. 

Everyone is invited to meet the performers and view OAC’s member art show in the library gallery at a reception following the program. Tickets are $10.  They may be purchased either at Josie’s International School of Dance, 125 Main Street, Ossining, or at the door on the day of the program.  The Ossining Public Library is located at 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining. For additional information, please contact OAC President Mark Sarazen at 914-945-0101. 



Jump Start your Career!  Health Career Fair, Tuesday, April 26th, 12:00-3:00 PM Ossining Extension Center, 22 Rockledge Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562. Join us to celebrate the Ossining Extension Center and discover this unique educational resource in your community. Participating Companies: Ossining Open Door and More! Everyone Is Welcome for further information call (914) 606-7406



The Charles L. Brieant Community Center will be hosting the following eventMay 7th: A celebration of the Foods and Wines of the greater Ossining area.  In development: A Youth Art Show that celebrates the history of OssiningFor further information, contact Norman H. Fulton at 941-0000 or email



The Ossining Farmers Market moved indoors. Community Markets sponsors the market located at the Briarcliff Congregational Church, 30 S. State Road every Saturday from 9 am to 1pm through May 21st.   The market features fresh local, certified organic produce, artisinal organic breads and organic chicken and beef, pickles, fish, pork, chicken, eggs, cheese, milk, yogurt, butter, herbs, baked goods and specialty foods, handmade chutney, and mushrooms.  Visit our website for more details: www.communitymarkets.bizPlenty of parking on site or in over flow parking at the Briarcliff Library.



The Ossining Historical Society Thrift Shop will close permanently on April30th.  Our closing sale will continue on Friday April 15th and Saturday April 16th from 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m.  Reduced prices will be offered on all items, including, books, records, household items, glass showcases, bookcases, clothing racks and much more.  The shop is located at 196 Croton Ave in Ossining.  For information call 941-8180.



Holy Ossining! Continues…Our Sacred Spaces and Peaceful Places…Congregation Sons of Israel, Sunday, May 1, 2011, 12:00 PM, Ossining Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining.  Not too many people know that Briarcliff’s Congregation Sons of Israel (CSI) got its start in Ossining as a mutual-aid society in 1891.  Still fewer know that CSI also has cemetery.  Come and learn the history of CSI’s humble beginnings and about Jewish burial laws, customs, traditions and the meaning of gravestone inscriptions and symbols.  Hosts Rabbi Steven Kane, Miguel Hernandez, Maria Toro &Patricia Sacchi, Sponsored by the Ossining Historical Society Museum with support from the Ossining Parks & Recreation Department.Contact Miguel Hernandez 914-941-4920 or e-mail



The Jug Tavern of Sparta, the historic site behind the Arcadian Shopping Center, invites the public to its Annual Meeting on Monday, May 2. The speaker will be former Village of Ossining mayor Miguel Hernandez, who will deliver an illustrated talk on “Ossining’s Historic Cemeteries:  Mourning and Commemoration in 19th Century America." The meeting will start at 7:30 at the Jug Tavern, 74 Revolutionary Road. The talk is free and open to all. For more information, contact .



Teatown’s Natural Science Summer Day Camp 2011 is jam-packed with adventure, discovery and hands-on fun in the out-of-doors. We’re catching frogs, collecting bugs, climbing rocks and exploring natural habitats all summer long!  Teatown Camp brings kids outside to learn about and explore the natural world in our two-week sessions that provide age-specific activities to encourage the spirit of discovery. Four two-week camp sessions begin on June 27th and end on August 19th.  Six different camp groups are comprised of children ages 4 through 14.  Children 15 years old by June 1st may apply to be a CIT; 16 year olds may apply for a Junior Counselor position; and those 18 and up may apply to be a Senior Counselor. Before and after care is available.


Four and five year old campers can choose from two half-day sessions, either 9am - 12pm or 1:30pm - 4:30pm.  Six and seven year olds can also choose from either half-day session or a full day of 9am - 3pm.  All other age groups attend the full day session of 9am - 3pm.  Each session includes exploration and creative play that fosters children's’ innate curiosity while teaching ecology and stewardship in Teatown’s abundant meadows, forests, lake and streams.  Camp session dates for 2010 are:


Session I                     June 27 – July 8                     Sensory Safari, It’s Elemental!  (No camp 7/4)

Session II                    July 11 – July 22                     Waterworks, Ain’t Misbehavin’

Session III                  July 25 – August 5                 The Green Machine, Rock On

Session IV                   August 8 – August 19             Aerial Acrobats, Survival Revival


For more information about Teatown  Lake Reservation and Teatown's Summer Camp and registration, please visit our website at or call Teatown at 914-762-2912.


Spring is on its way!  Teatown Lake Reservation announces the spring schedule for its popular Children’s Discovery Programs, which include programs for young children ages 2 - 5 and School Break Minicamps for children ages 4 - 12 years old.


The Spring Children’s Discovery Series is a 6-week program that encourages children to discover and explore the world around them.  Young explorers benefit from all that the spring season brings to Teatown in two separate programs beginning the week of April 25, 2011.  Each program is packed with age appropriate activities, including crafts, stories and outdoor explorations.  The Little Treehuggers program is geared towards 2 – 3 year olds accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  Sessions are on Tuesdays from 10:00 am – 11:15 am, beginning on Tuesday, April 26th or on Wednesdays from 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm, beginning on Wednesday, April 27th, running for 6 weeks.  The fee is $105 for Teatown members or $120 for nonmembers. The Knee Hi Nature program is for 4 and 5 year olds. Sessions are on Tuesdays from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, beginning on Tuesday, April 26th or on Thursdays from 10:00 am – 11:30 am, beginning on Thursday, April 28th, running for 6 weeks.  The fee is $105 for Teatown members or $120 for nonmembers.



The community of Ossining will be hosting its fourth Relay For Life event on June 4-5, 2011 at Anne M. Dorner Middle School. Whether a part of a team or not – all are welcome.  Beginning at 7 pm on Saturday until 7 am the next morning, teams of students have committed to having one team member on the track at all times to show their commitment to the fight against cancer. Everyone in the community joins together by helping out in any way they can from donating to a team, providing an in-kind donation to help with the cost of the event, or coming out that night to support the ‘relay teams’! Relay For Life is an event where people come to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back against a disease that touches too many lives. As mentioned before, throughout the length of the event teams commit to having one person on the track at all times, relay style. To keep everyone motivated, there will be entertainment, activities and a very special reception for cancer survivors and their families to celebrate what they have overcome. Should you be interested in supporting this event or getting involved, please contact Nicole at or at 914-397-8844. You can also learn more by going to the event website,



Volunteers needed to help seniors -- Community Helping Hands, an aging in place organization serving Greater Ossining and Briarcliff, welcomes volunteers from all walks of life and offers them the opportunity to help their older neighbors. Whether you have an hour to spare or can devote more time, we have an opportunity for you! For information about their next meeting and volunteer orientation: call 914-346-7773 or email them at:



The recently launched Westchester Collaborative Theater [WCT] is pleased to invite playwrights, actors and directors who are interested in becoming company members to submit material for consideration. Who We Are: an Ossining based theater group meeting bi-monthly at the: Camille Budarz Theater, Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave, Ossining. New works are read and critiqued as part of the company’s ongoing lab process, which is focused on developing staged readings and full productions. Our first public reading, a one-act festival, has been announced for June.  We are a multi-cultural, cooperative theater company in the process of establishing not-for-profit status. Our stated missions are: furthering the skills of our members; developing new plays of merit; and fostering cultural enrichment in our surrounding communities. Who You Are: an actor, writer or director residing in the Westchester, Rockland, Putnam County area who enjoys the collaborative theater process and the excitement of participating in the development of new plays.  Writers who would like to participate forward sample scripts of no more than 20 pages.  Interested actors/actresses and directors forward headshots, resumes and inquiries to:



The following items are being sought for an AmeriCorps gardening project with children from St. Matthews Westcop Headstart at the Ossining Organic Community Garden: Gardening gloves - Adults (small – large); Children’s (ages 3-12); Hand tools - Children’s gardening hand trowels; Adult gardening hand tools – particularly hand pruners & hand trowels. Children’s aprons & smocks (to protect their school clothes).To donate/drop off, contact Lori-Beth Patsey at 914 502 1448 or  Or drop off is 2 Church St, lower floor during office hours - ask for Lori with Open Door Family Medical.



Looking for OHS Class of ’76 Alumni:   If you remember The Hill, The Truck, the new-found freedom of the Humanities program, and football uniforms that said INDIANS on them, chances are good you were a member of-related to- or otherwise know- someone who was in the class of 1976.  Please go to class website  and click Missing Classmates see if you know, and can get in touch with any of the people we are trying to find. We will be voting on reunion options by the end of the month, and want to have as many people back in the loop as possible. 


OHS CLASS OF 1971 looking for classmates from 1969 to 1973 to be included in a 40th REUNION PARTY hosted by the class of 1971 on September 24, 2011 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown. Other activities are planned for the weekend.  They are also looking for classmates who changed schools or moved away before graduation.  If you are a member of our class, or fit any of the above categories, please contact Susan Knell ( or Madeline Reamy ( so that we can update your information, and send you an invitation!  



Orchid Condominiums at 73 Spring Street in Ossining:  One-bedroom condominiums $130,000, two-bedroom condominiums $160,000.  Maximum Income Limits Apply ($58,600 -$83,800, based on number of persons in household.)  Why rent when you can own your own home, for more information please call IFCA 941-5252.  Applications are available. 



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