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OSSINING WEB BLAST 11-10-2011
Release Date: November 10, 2011

The Central Committee of Organized War Veterans of the Town of Ossining invites you and your family to join them on Friday, November 11th for the community Veteran’s Day Celebration.  The day will start with a 10:00 a.m. memorial mass at Saint Augustine’s Church, after mass there will be an 11:00 a.m. memorial ceremony at Nelson Park.  Please join them in a simple tribute to the many men and woman that have served our nation’s armed forces in war and between wars.  A coalition will follow at Ossining Post 506 American Legion, 58 South Highland Avenue. 

 

 

A reminder from the Ossining Fire Department…Daylight Savings time also means time to change batteries in Smoke alarms and Carbon Monoxide monitors.   

 

 

Eligible for a free turkey at the supermarket and not going to be able to use it?  Consider donating the turkey to Ossining's St. Ann's Church.  St. Ann's prepares over 100 Thanksgiving baskets of food for Ossining residents.  If you would like to donate a turkey, canned veggies, boxed mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn bread mix, canned yams, canned cranberries, or gravy, please bring your donations to St. Ann's Rectory (941-2556), 25 Eastern Avenue, no later than Sunday, November 20th.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated!



FYI…Friday, November 11th is Veteran’s Day Village Offices will be closed.

 

 

St. Paul's on-the-Hill invites you to join us for "Christmas Is Coming", our annual holiday celebration, on Saturday, November 12th, 10-4.  The Lantern Gift Shop has been turned into a magical Christmas shop that  you won't want to miss with many lovely gifts and handcrafts for sale.  A "Soup & Sandwich Luncheon" will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  at a cost of $7.50 for the complete lunch, which includes homemade soups, sandwiches, dessert and beverage.  Separate food items may be purchased too.  Holiday Food Tables will offer many wonderful baked goods and our parish is well known for their excellent bakers!    "Five Fabulous Gift Baskets & A Guy Box" will be raffled on the day and tickets will be available from 10 until about 3 p.m.  when the drawing will take place. You do not have to be present to win. An  "Attic Treasures" room will offer many fun and curious items at really good prices.  You never know what you will find!  Orders will also be taken for beautiful fresh Christmas wreaths for early December pickup. Come and bring friends...you will be glad you did! 

 

 

IMPORTANT PUBLIC ADVISORY: The Village of Ossining Police Department in conjunction with the Village of Ossining Office of Emergency Management has launched a program to help notify the public of emergencies, road closures, hazardous conditions, and other incidents concerning the public within the Village of Ossining. This program, called Nixle, is a free program and allows members of the

public to receive these messages in email, text message, and on a internet web site. Village of Ossining residents are urged to subscribe to receive emergency messages only by texting 10562 to 888777 on their cell phone, or to receive a full complement of messages, including community updates residents can visit Nixle.com and click the sign up now! button.

 

 

The Ossining Boat & Canoe Club (OBCC), in partnership with Greater Ossining businesses, is supporting the US Marine Corps Reserve’s “Toys for Tots” program as our annual holiday project for the 11th year.  We work with the US Marine Corps and our community churches ensure that all local donations are received by local children.  Out of last year’s 36 locations, our primary donation sites in Ossining were the Ossining Town/Village Clerk’s Office, Ossining Police Department, Ossining Library, Landmark Diner, Emigrant Bank and Mahopac National Bank.

We have donation sites now at Westerly Marina and Ossining Boat & Canoe Club.  For the latest program information, follow us on Facebook at “Toys for Tots Ossining” https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Toys-for-Tots-Ossining/154883501221405 .  Look for these and other donation locations between Nov. 21st and Dec. 16th.   We will update the list of donation sites weekly, both on Facebook and submissions to the Ossining Web-Blast.  We encourage merchants to please become donation sites and individuals to join us in this holiday project.

Please contact Pat or Mike Scarduzio at (914) 762-5895 or email Pat Scarduzio at patunger1@optonline.net for more details.

 

 

The Ossining Farmers Market is outdoors at Market Square on the corner of Main and Spring Street from 8:30-2:00, rain or shine. The market features fresh, local foods, including conventional and certified organic produce, certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee, artisanal baked goods, free-range chicken and eggs, grass-fed beef, fresh fish, Hudson Valley wines, old-fashioned pickles and olives, cut flowers and a variety of specialty foods. Get to know your neighbors and your food better at the farmers market!” If any community group would like to have an announcement posted in the kiosk at Market Square, please call Community Markets at 923-4837 and we will be happy to accommodate your flyer.  Ask for Stella.  We would appreciate that you not paste it on the glass showcase as we will put it inside.

 

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE GRANT PROGRAM

FOR STORM RECOVERY$8 Million Program Targeted to Assist Victims of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched an $8 million appliance grant program for those who sustained property damage as a result of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The program will help New Yorkers cover the costs of replacing vital household appliances, such as refrigerators, boilers washing machines and furnaces, damaged by the recent flooding. Grants will be a fixed amount for different appliances and could cover up to 100 percent of the costs of a purchase. If the cost of the appliance exceeds the cap, the program will pay a portion of the total costs up to the cap. The program will be administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Grants will be available for the most critical energy efficient equipment and appliances. Residents statewide in affected areas will be eligible and must affirm that they have been impacted by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee and that these products are not covered by insurance or FEMA assistance. For residents affected by Hurricane Irene, grants on purchases of approved appliances and equipment will be retroactive to Aug. 29, 2011, and for residents affected by Tropical Storm Lee, grants will be retroactive to Sept. 9, 2011. Grants will be for ENERGY STAR© qualified appliances and equipment where applicable. In product categories for which there are no ENERGY STAR criteria, the higher efficiency units will be eligible for a rebate. A list of eligible equipment and appliances and rebate levels is as follows:

 

Eligible Equipment & Appliances

Rebate

Refrigerators (ENERGY STAR)

$350

Clothes Washers (ENERGY STAR)

$250

Clothes Dryers w/Moisture Sensor (higher efficiency)

$250

Dehumidifiers (ENERGY STAR)

$100

Furnace (ENERGY STAR)

$2,000

Boiler (ENERGY STAR)

$2,500

Hot Water Heater Tanks (electric- higher efficiency; gas- ENERGY STAR)

$400


Purchases of appliances and equipment, with the exception of dehumidifiers, must be for replacement purposes only and purchases covered by insurance or FEMA are not eligible. Audits to verify insurance claims and/or FEMA assistance may be conducted. All grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for completed applications, which will be available beginning Monday, September 19 at www.NYSApplianceRebates.com or by calling 1-877-NY-SMART (877-697-6278). The grant program will continue until funding runs out.

 

 

The Lantern Gift Shop at St. Paul's on- the- Hill Episcopal Church re-opens for business, Saturday shop hours of 10-1.  The Lantern Gift Shop is located on the church grounds at 40 Ganung Drive, Ossining.

 

Volunteer to help your older neighbors -- Volunteers from all walks of life and ages are needed to help out seniors in Greater Ossining and Briarcliff.  Training is available for volunteers who want to serve as Friendly Visitors or Friendly Callers. Whether you have an hour to spare or can devote more time, we have an opportunity for you! Contact Community Helping Hands, at 914-346-7773 or email them at: communityhelpinghandsossining@gmail.com

 

Teatown Lake Reservation November 2011 Events, Friday, November 11, 7:00 pm        , Wildflower Wonders of the World, Be introduced to some of the most spectacular flower displays on the planet by guest lecturer Dr. Bob Gibbons, well-known British author, photographer, and tour leader. View an amazing photo essay of flowers and landscapes from the most flowery places on earth. Learn about some of the ups and downs involved in the work to find these places and the special animal life in them.  FREE. This program is co-hosted by Saw Mill River Audubon Society and Teatown Lake Reservation. Please note this program is for adults only. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation. This program will be held at Ossining Library’s Budarz Theatre, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining. Saturday, November 12, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Divine Decomposers  ALL WELCOME. Fall is here and decomposers are busy at work breaking down leaves and logs into nutrient rich soil. Come to Teatown to discover the many different insects, creepy crawlies and fungi that live in fallen logs and leaf litter! Free for members; $5pp for nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation. Saturday, November 19, 9:30 am - 12:30pm, Sustainable Planet, A journey of 1000 miles begins with one step. Maybe you’ve already taken the first step toward a more sustainable planet but the next few seem too overwhelming to tackle. This program is designed to motivate us all to take those next steps and support each other doing it! Learn to become a role model for your family and a leader in your community as we all move forward toward a healthier, but a changed world. A snack will be served, but bring your own plate, cup, and utensils. Please note this program is for adults only. Free for members; $5pp for nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation. Sunday, November 20, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Spines and Furs, Meet a few of Teatown’s animal ambassadors and find out why some are prickly and some are cuddly. Please note this program is for children accompanied by a caregiver. Free for members; $5 per child for nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation. Saturday, November 26, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Hike off the Turkey Pack a lunch of leftovers and hike with a Teatown educator on the Croft Trail into the Back Forty. It’s a good way to stretch the legs and work off some extra Thanksgiving pounds. Please note this program is for adults only. Free for members; $5pp for nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation.

 

 

SCARBOROUGH SINGERS AND OPEN DOOR SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER WITH
“WINE, WOMEN, AND SONGS OF THE SEASON” CONCERT AND TOY DRIVE

The signature harmonies of the Scarborough Singers will fill the Sanctuary of Saint Mary the Virgin Church as Open Door Family Medical Centers kicks off another season of Holiday giving. “Wine, Women, and Songs of the Season,” a concert of classic tunes, Holiday standards, and community takes place on Friday, November 11 at 7:30pm. Admission is a new, unwrapped toy (maximum value of $20) or a monetary donation benefitting Open Door’s Annual Holiday Toy Drive. Saint Mary the Virgin Church is located on 191 S. Greeley Avenue in Chappaqua. Senior citizens residing in Briarcliff Manor and Ossining may request complimentary transportation to this event courtesy of Community Helping Hands; for more information, contact Rita Nickle at (914) 502-1417 between 8:30am-5:30pm Monday through Thursday. The Scarborough Singers is a ladies’ chorale whose repertoire includes Broadway, classical, standards, and popular songs. Known for their enthusiasm, talent and harmony, the group performs throughout the New York Metropolitan area. Led by veteran Broadway performer Catherine Campbell Nesbit with accompanist Sue Anderson, the program for “Wine, Women, and Songs of the Season” will feature selections from The American Songbook along with several favorite Holiday tunes. A wine reception will follow the concert in the church’s Parish Hall. The Open Door Annual Holiday Toy Drive ensures that the community health center’s young patients receive a brand-new wrapped gift from Santa Claus himself, who visits Open Door’s four sites every December. Open Door accepts new, unwrapped gifts with a maximum value of $20 for children ages infant through 14 years. Additionally, gift certificates and monetary donations are accepted. Local businesses, schools, and individuals who are interested in participating in helping Open Door reach its 2011 goal of 2,500 gifts should contact Alicia Ward at (914) 502-1468 or award@ood.org.

 

 

Ossining Fire Department Blood Drive - The Ossining Volunteer Fire Department will be sponsoring a Blood Drive on Friday, November 11, 2011 from 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Northside Firehouse located at 21 Snowden Ave., Ossining, NY.  Walk-ins are welcomed.  For additional information contact Rich Wheeler @ 494-7327.  DONATE BLOOD NOW . . . you may get it back someday.

 

Anticipation Builds for the 2011 Harvest Festival

Rescheduled for Saturday November 12th

2ND ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL
Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 10am-4pm
North State Road - Briarcliff Manor

A merry snow-filled Halloween will not stop The Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce from having its 2nd Annual Harvest Festival. Now re-scheduled for Saturday November 12th from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The event will feature local businesses, vendors, demos, music, kid’s rides, food and more!

The opening ceremonies are set to start 10:00am, followed by a Costume Contest at 12:00pm,and a Pet Parade presented by the SPCA. In addition, the Westchester County Police will sponsor a Safe Child booth as well as install safety seats for attendees.

“Last year marked the kick-off of this wonderful event and we hosted over 3,000 attendees. This year will be as exciting and even better!” stated Gayle Marchica, Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce President.

Free Raffle for All Attendees!
Have a chance to win a full Thanksgiving Dinner for 5
from Briar’s Restaurant & Janiellos Specialty Foods


Entertainment Schedule Hosted by DJ Johnny G
10:00AM……………………………………………………….Opening Ceremony
10:30AM-11:15AM………………………………………..Music by DJ Johnny G
11:20AM-11:45AM………………………………………….Josie’s Dance Studio
12:00PM- 12:20PM………………………………………..SPCA Doggy Parade
12:25PM-1:00PM…………………………………………..UMAC Demonstration
1:00PM-2:00PM…………………………………………...Music by DJ Johnny G
2:05PM-2:25PM……………………………………………..Josie’s Dance Studio
2:30PM-2:45PM…………………………………………...Music by DJ Johnny G
3:00PM-3:30PM……………………………………….Performance by Bill Sheer
3:40PM……………………………………………………………Closing Remarks
-Subject to Change-

   

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this year possible:

Stop & Shop
Wells Fargo Bank
Northern Westchester Examiner
Town of Ossining
Sunrise Building & Remodeling
The Briars Restaurant
DJ Johnny G
Westchester County Police


The 2nd Annual Harvest Festival is presented by The Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce. Mission statement: The Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce promotes businesses through member services, educational programs, cooperative partnerships and legislative advocacy that balances prosperity with the quality of life.

 

2 Church Street, Ossining, NY 10562
Phone (914) 941-0009, Fax (914) 941-0191
info@ossiningchamber.org
www.OssiningChamber.org

 

COLLEGIUM WESTCHESTER CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA, Eric Kramer, Music Director and Conductor.  2011 – 2012 15th Anniversary Concert Series:  Titans of our Musical Heritage, 19th Century Titans, Sunday 13 November 2011 at 8 pm (until approx. 9:25 pm)  BEETHOVEN: Leonore (Fidelio) Overtures 3 and 4, SCHUMANN: Requiem for Mignon, WAGNER: Prelude and Bridal March from Lohengrin Act III, DEBUSSY: SirËnes.   All concerts at:  First Presbyterian Church, 34 South Highland Avenue

Ossining (on Route 9, opposite Ossining High School).  Further information at:  (914) 282-8611, mail@collegiumwestchester.org.  www.collegiumwestchester.org  Programs subject to change.  Collegium Westchester welcomes inquiries from anyone interested in joining the chorus or orchestra.  All concerts are free (contributions gratefully accepted).

 

This project was made possible in part by the Arts Alive program of ArtsWestchester, with funding from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts.

COLLEGIUM WESTCHESTER Chorus and Orchestra evolved from choirs and instrumentalists brought together for a 1996 concert, and became incorporated as an independent entity in 2000. It is modeled on the 17th century Collegium Musicum in that it combines active professional and accomplished avocational musicians into one ensemble. But it performs music composed from the 17th century to the present. Its instrumentalists and singers are drawn from Westchester County as well as the wider New York City metropolitan area. Some of them have performed with leading orchestras and choruses in New York and throughout the world.

 

If you are interested in seeing programs such as these continue, please consider contributing money or volunteering for Collegium Westchester.  We depend entirely on contributions and volunteer assistance for paying professional musicians, purchasing music, publicity, providing supper for performers between rehearsal and performance, post-concert reception, ushering, stage management, etc..  If you wish to see in more detail how funds are used, copies of a recent treasurer’s report and budget are available upon request.  Collegium Westchester is an IRS 501(c)(3) public charity organization, making your contributions tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, and eligible for many employer matching grants programs.

Please make checks payable to, and/or contact us at: Collegium Westchester, 34 South Highland Avenue, Ossining, (914) 282-8611, mail@collegiumwestchester.org

www.collegiumwestchester.org

 

 

THE NADIA REISENBERG YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES PRESENTS RUSSIAN PIANIST IGOR LOVCHINSKY, The Ossining Public Library welcomes pianist Igor Lovchinsky, who will perform a free concert in the Budarz Theater on Sunday, November 13 at 3pm. Part of the Nadia Reisenberg Young Artists Series, Lovchinsky will perform works by Gershwin, Kreisler, Liszt, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and Wild and participate in a discussion with WQXR radio personality Bob Sherman. For more information about the concert or the Nadia Reisenberg Young Artists Series, please call (914) 941-2416, ext. 327 or visit http://ossininglibrary.org/. The Ossining Public Library is located at 53 Croton Avenue. Igor Lovchinsky’s recitals often bring together contemporary pieces with works as early as the Renaissance, annotating each performance with witty, non-technical discussion engaging all levels of music lovers from the appreciator to the aficionado. He is a native of Kazan, Russia and began performing full recitals of original compositions and improvisations at the age of four. He arrived in the United States at age 10, going on to win first prizes at piano competitions across the country. Lovchinsky’s experiences at the 2002 Inaugural New York Piano Competition were featured in “Speaking with Music” and “On a Personal Note,” two documentaries filmed at the 2002 Inaugural New York Piano Competition. Lovchinsky studied piano at the Julliard School and the New England Conservatory and is currently studying physics at Harvard.Organized by the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, the Nadia Reisenberg Young Artists Series introduces the world’s most prodigious young pianists while promoting the appreciation and preservation of classical music. The three performers in this series are noted not only for their exceptional performance skills but for their ability to make classical music accessible to new audiences while maintaining the integrity of the genre. The Steinway & Sons piano played by the musicians was donated to the Library by Camille Budarz. The Young Artists Series is supported with public funds by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support by Steinway & Sons and Jetblue Airways.

 

 

Parent University – Workshop 2: “Testing…Testing…1, 2, 3” will be held at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library on Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30-8:00 pm.  Discussion topics include: why and when to take the PSAT, SAT, SATII, ACT & PLAN; the College Board and registering for exams;  how much weight do test results hold in the application process; and test strategies that work.  Registration is required.  To register go to www.EduscapeAssociates.com or call Gayle Marchica at 914-941-4148.


For the Love of Local: Hudson Valley Heirloom Apple Talk & Tasting

by Farmer Chip Kent, Locust Grove Fruit Farm, Wednesday, November 16th, 7-9 pm

The Learning Center at Community Markets, 173 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Ossining, NY 10562

For nearly 200 years, Chip Kent and his ancestors have farmed on the banks of the Hudson. Through their unbroken lineage of family farmers, they’ve grown over seventy varieties of heirloom apples. Join Kent as he reflects on this growing season, as well as reaches back into history for stories about Hudson Valley farm life. He’ll also share samples of heirloom varieties, highlighting the best uses for each apple. It will be an animated evening to connect to local growing – and everyone will leave with apples to take home.
Tickets are $25 per person/$15 for students.  Limited seating available – RSVP by calling 914-923-4837 x 203 or emailing dkostkova@communitymarkets.biz.

 

Below is a list of  remaining Ossining Union Free School District Board of Education meeting dates for November.  Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. at The Roosevelt School Building, 190 Croton Avenue.  Members of the public are encouraged to attend. For additional information go to the school’s website at www.ossiningufsd.org.

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 – Regular Meeting

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 – Special Meeting

 

M & M  Productions Acting Company, Inc . presents:  Two Rooms By Lee Blessing Featuring Matthew Rowe, Olivia Rerek, Carol Eagen, & Janice Kirkel Directed by Richard Manichello.   This provocative and compelling drama examines the psyche of a university professor who is held hostage by political terrorist.  Thursday, November 17th at 7 pm in the Budarz Theater.  M & M Productions Acting Company, Inc. cofounders Melinda O’Brien and Michael Muldoon are committed to bringing quality, live theatre to intimate settings throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond. M & M was named Hudson Valley Magazine’s “Editor’s Choice” in 2003, were selected as a Westchester Magazine’s “Best of Westchester” for Theatre in 2009, and, in 2006, were selected as a “must see” in Westchester County by Channel 12. M&M received a “Best Short Production” award at the 43rd Annual Theatre Association of New York State Festival (TANYS). Three years in a row, M&M has been producing in The New York International Fringe Festival. M&M is proud to be a member of Theatre Resources Unlimited.

 

 

The Northern Westchester Model Railroad Club. The club has its next monthly meeting Thursday, November 17th, 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.  There will be a discussion of all things trains with member show and tell.

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.

 


SING FOR A SUPPER: Concert and Sing Along to Benefit The Ossining Food Pantry

DATE & TIME:  Saturday, November 19, 7-9 PM

LOCATION: Trinity Episcopal Church, 7 South Highland Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562

Come and sing along with us!  Singers and musicians from All Saints Episcopal Church, the Ethical Culture Society of Northern Westchester, Kol HaShalom, the Old Mill Singers, St. Paul's-on-the-Hill and Trinity Church will perform and lead the audience in singing.  There is no charge for admission, but a collection will be taken for the Ossining Food PantryAttendees are also requested to bring cans of tuna or salmon packed in water or canned fruit or vegetables. (Please check the expiration dates of cans.)  For more information, call St. Paul’s-on-the-Hill Church Office:  914-941-6627.

 

 

The Ossining Library Foundation presents:  KJ Denhert & her band live at the Budarz Theater.  Join us for an afternoon of great music as Ossining’s own KJ Denhert delivers her special blend of urban folk& jazz that has earned her four Independent Music Award nominations!  Sunday, November 20th at 2 pm Doors open at 1:30 pm.  Seating is first come, first served. FREE!

 

 

Ossining Public Library Board of Trustees, Regular Monthly Meeting will be held on Monday, November 21st at 7:30 PM, Conference Room.  Meetings of the Board of Trustees are open to the public. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held in the Library's Conference Room unless otherwise noted.  For Further Information Contact: Mr. James L. Farrell, Jr., Director, 914-941-2416 ext. 333.



OLD MILL SINGERS CELEBRATE 40 YEARS IN HOLIDAY STYLE, The Old Mill Singers, your local community chorus based in Ossining, announces that our combined anniversary and holiday concert will be held on Friday and Saturday, December 2nd and 3rd, 2011, at Ossining High School.  We are continuing our celebration of 40 years of entertaining the Westchester community and will perform chorus favorites and a variety of holiday themed songs.  Some selections are “African Star Carol,” “Hanukkah Madrigal,” “Silver Bells,” and Beethoven’s “Hallelujah.”  We may sing classical pieces, but unlike most local choral groups, our focus is on lighter fare.  Santa and his elves will be coming to our show as the audience shares in a sing-along. Show time is 8:00 PM both evenings and tickets can be purchased at the door at, $10 for children (up to 12 years old) and senior citizens, and $15 for other adults. The Old Mill Singers was founded 40 years ago 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. Plan on attending our December concert.   There is convenient free parking, handicapped accessibility, free refreshments, and lots of fun. See us on the web at www.oldmillsingers.org and Facebook or contact our Membership Chairperson Sharon Brana at oldmillsingers@gmail.com or 914-762-3765.

 

 

Christmas Past, Present and Yet-to-Come Brought to Life by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s Staged Reading of Dickens’ Christmas Carol I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me.  May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it. Their faithful Friend and Servant, C. D. December, 1843. A new holiday tradition was started a few years ago when the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presented a staged reading of the Fezziwig section of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in the Mansion at Boscobel.  The tradition will continue and expand in December when the actors return to the Mansion for three consecutive weekends to read of Christmas Past, Present and Yet-to-Come from the classic novella. Performances are: Friday, December 2 at 7pm; Saturday, December 3 at 6pm; Friday, December 9 at 7pm; Saturday, December 10 at 6pm; Friday, December 16 at 7pm; Saturday, December 17 at 6pm. Tickets for all performances are $75 and may be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/202127. For more information visit www.hvshakespeare.org or call 845-809-5750. "Lead on!" said Scrooge. "Lead on! The night is waning fast, and it is precious time to me, I know. Lead on, Spirit!" In the warm glow of the great entry hall of the Mansion at Boscobel, decorated for the holidays, HVSF actors Richard Ercole, Eleanor Handley, Katie Hartke and Stephan Paul Johnson, will retell the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. Under the direction of HVSF Founding Artistic Director Terrence O’Brien, the actors will take the audience along on the long night’s journey from Christmas Past to that which is Yet-to-Come in their trademark style, closer to Dickens than Disney, bringing the text to life without extra frills. The reading will be followed by a special holiday celebration feast and libations in the lower hall."It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour."

 

 

The Ossining Public Library invites cinephiles to enjoy a free night out at the movies as it presents Overlooked Orson Welles, a series of lesser-known Orson Welles films. Overlooked Orson Welles closes on December 7 with “F for Fake,” a documentary about the ins-and-outs of art and literature forgery starring Welles, Oja Kodar and Joseph Cotten. The Overlooked Orson Welles series was curated by Bonnie Katz.

 

 

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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