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OSSINING NEWS...04/27/2007
Release Date: April 27, 2007


Contact: Christina Papes

Tonight, April 27, B-Ballin for Peace, Ossining Community Center, 7 - 11pm.  A 3-on-3 basketball tournament designed by OHS students to help raise awareness about the stringent new gun laws, student teams of 3 players will compete in a tournament.  No registration required, just show up with your 3-person team before 7 pm to be eligible to play. Winning team will receive Mets or Yankees tickets.  The Event will be followed by a Pool Party/ Dance in the Community Center. All are encouraged to attend.  Co-sponsored by the Westchester County DA’s office, Ossining CAP, the Ossining Rec. Dept and Ossining Communities That Care. For more information, contact the Ossining Rec. at 941-3189

Tonight, April 27, Ossining PTA John Starks Shoot-Out fundraiser, Brookside School Gymnasium, 5:30-9:00pm The PTA is looking for boys and girls from each grade to shoot against former NY Knick All-Star, John Starks! Individual: $15.00 -- This single ticket buys one preliminary round entry; admission to Finals Day (May 4); and one camp raffle ticket (over $400 value). Family: $25.00 -- The entire family can attend all of the events listed above. Additional shooters in your family cost $5.00 each. Finals Night will be May 4th at 7pm, OHS Gymnasium All grades welcome! Adults can play, too!

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has arrived in Westchester and is working with Westchester County government to help local residents apply for federal aid to recover from the nor’easter storm of April 14 & 15

To register for aid, storm victims will need to take the following steps:
1) Contact your insurance company: If you are NOT covered for the storm damage by your insurance company, you may be eligible for federal aid. You will need to obtain a letter from your insurance company saying you are not covered for damage from the storm.
2) Register for FEMA aid: To receive any aid, you must take this first step and register for aid. Go to their Web site at or call 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) (hearing/speech impaired ONLY- call TTY: 1-800-462-7585) between the hours of 8 am to 8 pm.  You may have to wait when you call, so you may want to try early in the morning or late in the evening. But make sure you keep trying and register.  For additional information, please check the FEMA website at or the Westchester County website at

The Village of Ossining has named Matt Galligan as Village Manager upon the May 14 retirement of Linda Abels, who leaves Ossining after a long and distinguished career of service to the village. Please join us in welcoming him to the village.


Call for Artists: We are in the planning stages for our second Ossining Arts Festival to be held in conjunction with the Ferry-Go-Round on September 29. Display space for artists is available at a minimum charge. Please call Catherine Borgia at 262-8873 if you would like more information.

Town Crier Committee…The Village of Ossining is exploring the idea of creating a Town Crier Committee and is seeking volunteers to serve on same.  This committee would reach out to the people of Ossining, connecting our diverse population personally through various creative avenues and meetings and would also serve as a sounding board to the trustees.  Anyone interested in serving on this committee should send a letter of interest to the Ossining Village Manager’s Office, 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining.

OHS's Drama Club production of Little Shop of Horrors will be performed Thursday-Sunday, April 26-29. Free, but donations are graciously accepted for future productions! For additional information check the

Stash the Trash, Saturday, April 28, 2- 4:30 pm. Is sponsored this year by OHS's Interact Club. Come help keep Ossining beautiful!

Jug Tavern Annual Tag & Bake Sale Fund Raiser will be held April 28th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., 74 Revolutionary Road.  For additional information please check their website

Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce Meeting, Monday, April 30th, Ossining Community Center, 95 Broadway.  Networking starts at 7 PM. meeting starts at 7:30 PM. The program will be “Show Me the Money! How to borrow money for your business” a special program presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Citibank.  Speakers will be Larry Pontillo, U.S. S.B.A. Business Development Specialist and Christina O’Neill, Ossining Citibank Branch Manager.


Day of Action for Comprehensive Immigration Reform May 1st – Ceremony 6:00 p.m. Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway.  Please join Ossining residents from all backgrounds for this tree planting ceremony.

Ossining School/Community Walk Day: Where Will You Walk? Will take place  Friday, May 4th Rain or Shine.  For further information email or contact Dana Levenberg at 944-3061 or Martha Dodge at


Sing Sing Prison Presentation – Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ossining Public Library.  Community members are encouraged to attend to learn more about the project.

Ossining Children’s Center Dine-A-Round - Saturday, May 19th Cocktails Reception

5:30, live auction 6:30 followed by dinner.  Tickets for the cocktail Reception & Auction Only: $100/per person; Cocktail Reception/Auction & Dinner: $150/per person.  Tickets must be purchased in advance, for further information contact Shawn Cribari at 941-0230 ext. 11.

The Annual Ossining Village Fair will be held June 9th, Main Street Ossining for further information contact the Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce at 941-0009 or

Ossining Historical Society 3rd Annual Community Picnic – Rain or Shine, June 16th 2:00 – 8:00 p.m., Ryder Park. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $25.00 per person, children under 12 are $5.00 each. For additional information call the Historical Society at 941-0001. 

Annual Portuguese Festival is scheduled for June 16th, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Main Street, all are invited to attend to enjoy music, dancing and food at this cultural celebration.

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