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Week of September 29 - October 5, 2014

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What's going on this week (and next)? 

Town Government Meetings/Deadlines:

    Monday, Sept. 29th - Planning Board Meeting
          6:00 pm at Putnam Valley Town Hall - 265 Oscawana Lake Rd.
Click Here to see the tentative Agenda

    Wednesday, Oct. 1st - Zoning Board of Appeals Submission Deadline

    Friday, Oct. 3rd - Planning Board Submission Deadline for 10/20 Meeting

Highway Department Work / Road Closures:

     None reported

Environmental Hazards / Closures:

     No change has been formally reported to the residents of Lake Peekskill recently regarding the quality of the lake water - although testing has taken place and it is possible that with the passage of time, and the cooling of the air and water temperature, the water quality may have improved. No formal statement in this regard has been made by the DEC as of this writing, to the best of our knowledge. Use your best judgement, and contact official sources for the latest official information regarding the advisability of swimming in, bathing in, or eating fish caught in Lake Peekskill. Follow this link to access the August 2014 
Lake Peekskill 2014 Water Quality Monitoring Report prepared by Princeton Hydro, LLC.

     From the Lake Peekskill Facebook page, a non-official source, but worth considering:

"The lab results from the 9/15 shoreline bloom sample showed blue green algae levels of about 80 ug/|, above the DEC bloom criteria (=3Oug/l), and the microscopicanalysis showed "Woronichinia, Anabaena, and Microcystis" (all blue green algae species, some of which are capable of producing toxins). We don't yet havetoxin data, but I will forward those results if they indicate high toxins."

District News:

     Roaring Brook Lake District:
          Bulk Garbage Pickup: 
Saturday, October 4th.

                    NO ITEMS WITH FREON
                    NO TIRES
                    NO CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS
                    NO YARD WASTE
                    NO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
                    NO LIQUIDS
                    NO PAINT CANS
                    NO PROPANE TANKS

     Brookdale Gardens District
      Lookout Manor District
     Hilltop District
     Abele Park District
     Glenmar Gardens District
     Wildwood Knolls District

          All Above Districts' Bulk Garbage Pickup: Saturday, October 11th. 

     Lake Oscawana District: District Meeting
           October 18th at the Putnam Valley Free Library - 10:00 am
               Review the status of the lake and your tax dollars at work.
               A Town Board Member will attend.
Click Here to open the latest Lake Oscawana District Newsletter

Putnam Valley Free Library:
     Please observe posted signs as the entrance/exit and parking will change during construction. The Library porch will be closed during construction. You can continue to pick up library materials that you have requested online as well as return items in the community room: 30 Oscawana Lake Rd in Putnam Valley. 



Putnam Valley Area Chamber of Commerce:

     Supporting businesses and community partnerships in the Putnam Valley and surrounding region. Visit them on Facebook:


     The next meeting of the Putnam Valley Area Chamber of Commerce will take place:
          Wednesday, October 8th, at 6:30 pm
          At The Putnam Valley Grange Hall
          128 Mill Street (at Peekskill Hollow Road)  Putnam Valley, NY

          Storefront or Home Business Owners, and all interested Putnam Valley Residents are invited and encouraged to attend.

          Join us and make Putnam Valley a better place to do business!


Veterans of Foriegn Wars - V.F.W. Post 391
     Next meeting: Thursday, October 2nd, 7:00 pm
         at the VFW Hall, 154 Oscwana Lake Road in Putnam Valley, NY


Putnam Valley Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

     PVVAC is proud to offer to the public a variety of training classes in First Aid, CPR and Bloodborne Pathogens. To see a description and schedule of these classes and to sign up please click here!

     The Putnam Valley Volunteer Ambulance Corps is always looking for new volunteers to join its ranks. Whether you'd like to ride with them, or help out around the Corps, they're sure you have something worthwhile to share.
Office (non emergency): 845-526-3119


Reform Temple of Putnam Valley:

     High Holy Days! Shana Tova: 5775

         Yom Kippur, October 3 & 4, 2014
Click here for complete service schedules.

           All services held at the Putnam Valley Reform Temple
                362 Church Road in Putnam Valley, NY

isit www.rtpv.org for more info.

           It's Sukkot! Let's Build a Sukkah...

                  Sunday, October 5th
            Sukkot - Shabbat Service
                   Friday, October 10th at 8:00 pm
                   Special Oneg in the Sukkah following Services

                   Saturday, October 11th from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
                   Join us for lunch, crafts, music and more in teh Sukkah! 



St. Ambrose of Milan Orthodox Church

     Comes out of the Russian Orthodox tradition but worships using the old Western (Roman) Rite as it existed between the 5th - 9th centuries.

     Sundays at 10:00 am - Liturgy (Mass) followed by breakfast!
          Services held at the Putnam Valley Grange, 2nd Floor
          For more information, contact Archbishop Anthony at (845) 528-5252.



Church of the North American Martyrs:

     Located at 55 Oscawana Lake Road in Putnam Valley
          Weekend Mass Schedule:
               Saturday - 5:00 pm
               Sunday - 9:00 am and 11:00 am
          Come worship with us!



Temple Israel of Putnam Valley:

Regular Shabbat Services are held on Saturdays at 9:30 am
          Services held in the Temple Sanctuary, Lake Shore Dr. in Lake Peekskill


     Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Services
          Friday, October 3rd at 6:00 pm
          Saturday, October 4th - Service for Yom Kippur day at 9:00 am
          Yiskor Services to begin at 11:15 am

     All are invited to attend services.  No tickets necessary / never a charge.



Putnam Valley Republican Committee

     The PV Republican Committee invites you to a special event to support their local candidates:
          Thursday, October 2nd, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
          Willow Ridge Farm - 174 Canopus Hollow Road, Putnam Valley, NY
          A contribution in any amount will be appreciated ($100 suggested).

          To RSVP, or for more information, please contact Bill Gouldman at:
               (914) 582-7290

Putnam Valley Historical Society:

     Dedicated Volunteers are always needed! Transcribers of historical documents, docents at the museum, and new members for the Society's Board of Directors are all needed. For more info, call (845) 528-1024 or e-mail

      Join your friends at the Putnam Valley Historical Society to honor the Oliverio Family at their Annual Meeting & Cocktail Reception. RSVP by October 5th.


Putnam Valley Grange #841, Patrons of Husbandry:
     Saturday, October 11th - 2:00 pm at the Grange Hall
          Gardening with Flowering Bulbs
         More info online: www.PutnamValleyGrange.org
     Monthly Grange Business Meeting
           Monday, October 6th - 7:00 pm at the Grange Hall
               128 Mill Street  Putnam Valley, NY

German American Social Club of Peekskill (in Putnam Valley)

    For more info about the club: www.gac1936.com


Putnam Valley Lions Club:
     Meets the 2nd Monday of each month
          7:00 pm at Cortlandt Colonial Restaurant - Dinner $20

Putnam Valley Rotary Club:

     Meets Wednesdays at Hollowbrook Travel - 11 Oscawana Lake Rd.
          For info, contact Diana Cillo: (845) 528-1123 /

Putnam Valley Residents' Coalition:
     The aim of the Putnam Valley Residents' Coalition is to protect our natural resources and preserve the rural character of Putnam Valley. For more info, visitwww.putnamvalleyresidents.com/index.htm
     The Residents'Coalition recommends the following nearby event:
August 30-October 31
Saunders Farm
853 Old Albany Post Road 
Garrison NY 10524
Sculpture Installations by over 50 artists:
Music, Performance Art, Opera, Theatre, Dance

But Will the Cows Like It?
In Garrison, N.Y., Art Meant to Withstand Curious Cattle

Click to Read New York Times Article

For more information on Farm Project 2014 - Collaborative Concepts, visit their website:

Dates/times are subject to change.

Always confirm Events with Parks & Recreation by calling (845) 526-3292

Putnam Valley Senior Center
     Mondays:  Art Class at 10:00 am
                        Tai Chi at 10:30 am

     Tuesdays:  Line Dancing at 10:30 am
                        Trivial Pursuit at 10:30 am
                        Crafts at 1:00 pm

     Wednesdays:  Sewing at :10:00 am
                              Yoga at 11:15 am
                              Social Dancing at 1:00 pm
                              Wii Games at 1:00 pm

     Thursdays:  Chair Pilates at 10:00 am
                          Coffee and Talk at 11:00 am
                          Ceramics at 12:30 pm

     Fridays:  Wii Games at 10:00 am
                     Memoir Class at 11:00 am
                     Knitting and Hook Rug at 1:00 pm

     Call (845) 528-2662 for more information

     Caregivers Support Group - 3rd Thursdays 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
          Sponsored by the Putnam County Office for the Aging
          Call Michelle Dimarco for more info: (845) 808-1732

     Computer Classes at the Putnam Valley Senior Center
          Sponsored by the Putnam County Office for the Aging
          Contact Cathy O'Brien for more info: (845) 628-6423 / cobrien@bestweb.net


And Nearby:

     Columbus Day Parade
          Sponsored by the Italian-American Club of Mahopac
               Sunday, October 5th - Step off at 2:30 pm


Other Upcoming Activities:
  Parks & Rec: Pumpkin Painting and Parade - October 18th at 11:00 am
          Click Here for Program Info/Flyer

  German American Social Club of Peekskill (in Putnam Valley)
          Membership Meeting and Nomination of 2015 Officers
               Sunday, October 19th at 3:00 PM
                    At the Club: 11 Kramers Pond Road, Putnam Valley, NY
          Spooktoberfest - with music by No Options
               Saturday, October 25th
 Parks & Rec After-School Program 
November "What's in the Box?" w/Dawn Vaccaro

Local Businesses:


Once Upon a Time Preschool & Day Care
47 Peekskill Hollow Road  Putnam Valley, NY
(845) 284-2941


Get 3 months tuition at half rate with a 1 year contract
(For New Enrollees)

Offer expires November 3rd, 2014


136 Wiccopee Road   Putnam Valley, NY

Delicious food, wonderful maple and honey products,
playful animals and great people. Stop by....
Weekends: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


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