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Week of October 6 - October 12, 2014

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


Town Government Meetings/Deadlines:

    Monday, Oct. 6th - Planning Board Meeting CANCELLED

    Wednesday, Oct. 8th - Board of Ethics Meeting
         10:00 am at the Putnam Valley Grange, 2nd Floor
          128 Mill Street at Peekskill Hollow Road,  Putnam Valley, NY

     Wednesday, Oct. 8th - Town Board Work Session, Immediately Followed by:
                    Work session on tentative 2015 Town/Highway Budget
         6:00 pm at Putnam Valley Town Hall
            265 Oscawana Lake Rd. Putnam Valley, NY
Click Here to see the tentative Agenda

    Thursday, Oct. 9th - Zoning Board of Appeals Work Session
         6:30 pm at Putnam Valley Town Hall
            265 Oscawana Lake Rd.  Putnam Valley, NY

Highway Department Work / Road Closures:

     None reported

Environmental Hazards / Closures:

     To the best of our knowledge, no change has been formally reported to the residents of Lake Peekskill regarding the quality of the lake water - although testing has taken place and it is likely that the algae levels have decreased substantially with the cooler temperatures and the passage of time.

     The last DEC blue green algae map, posted 10/3, did not include Lake Peekskill.

     Use your best judgment, and contact official sources for the late
st 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.

    A 9/17 e-mail from Scott Kishbaugh, DEC CSLAP Coordiantor, indicated:

"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 have toxin data, but I will forward those results if they indicate high toxins."

District News:

     Bulk Garbage Pickup - Saturday, October 11th
Brookdale Gardens District
           Lookout Manor District
         Hilltop District
         Abele Park District
         Glenmar Gardens District
         Wildwood Knolls District

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

     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:
     Update, posted on the Library's Facebook page, October 2nd:
When it was discovered that cracks in the wall on the Library's second floor were increasing, engineers were called in and our 2-story building was closed. After obtaining the necessary permits, construction began in May 2014. Approximately 400 sq. ft. of the second floor, which was built over the porch supported by the vertical piers adjacent to Oscawana Brook, was demolished. A new second floor front wall was built. The new window upstairs was installed on August 27th.

This construction project addressed structural issues. It was not a renovation of the building. The loss of the office and collection space upstairs generated changes in the layout of the Children’s & Teen collections. However, the main floor of the Library and the collections downstairs remain the same.

The final details of the current construction project need to be completed and the work inspected prior to the issuance of a new certificate of occupancy by the Building Dept. There are also some building repairs which must be addressed before we can reopen.

Please note that our parking lot is fully open. Our entrance is at the north end of the parking lot adjacent to the illuminated sign. Our exit is again located at the south end of the parking lot. Both our entrance and exit are one way traffic only.

You can continue to pick up library materials that you have requested online as well as return items in our Community Room. Just walk across our covered bridge for access to the room or to return Library materials in our book drop when we’re closed.

To order library materials online, click on the Mid-Hudson catalog icon on our website. Your Library card can also be used at any of the 65 other libraries in the Mid-Hudson Library System.



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.

Gillen-Vinscotski Memorial Post 391
     Next Meeting: Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm
     Meetings held at the VFW Hall, 154 Oscwana Lake Rd.  Putnam Valley, NY


          VFW Post 391
          PO Box 623
          Putnam Valley, NY 10579-0623


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:

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

isit www.rtpv.org for more info.
            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 the 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

All are invited to attend services.



Putnam Valley Democratic Committee

The Putnam Valley Democratic Committee invites you to a very special

Meet the Democratic Candidates Night:
Saturday, October 18th, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
At the German-American Social Club
11 Kramers Pond Road  Putnam Valley, NY
Free  -  Food  -  Fun  -  and a Cash Bar
  For more information, contact:
               (914) 949-4679

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

     The deadline to RSVP for the Society's Annual Meeting and Cocktail Reception has now passed - hope you registered to join your friends at the Putnam Valley Historical Society to honor the Oliverio Family at their Annual Meeting & Cocktail Reception:

Sunday, October 12th

3:00-5:00 PM

Char Steakhouse

151 Bryant Pond Road

Putnam Valley, NY 10579



Putnam Valley Food Pantry

The Putnam Valley Community Food Pantry provides both perishable and non-perishable grocery items to approximately 200 families each week.

The Pantry is open every Saturday morning from 10:00 - 11:00 am and is located at 337 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579.


For more information, visit the Putnam Valley Food Pantry's website:


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 13th - 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

     Membership Meeting and Nomination of 2015 Officers
               Sunday, October 19th at 3:00 PM
                    At the Club: 11 Kramers Pond Road, Putnam Valley, NY


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:


Hudson Highlands Land Trust Schedules Community Fireworks Display
Over the Hudson River to Celebrate 25
th Anniversary
As part of the celebration of its 25th Anniversary, the Hudson Highlands Land Trust (HHLT) has scheduled a community fireworks display on Friday, October 10th, 2014 (raindate: October 11th). Scheduled to begin at 9:30pm, the fireworks should be visible from several vantage points on both sides of the Hudson River including Garrison Landing, Scenic Hudson Foundry Dock Park, Cold Spring Waterfront Park, Zulu Time Rooftop Bar & Lounge (Hotel Thayer, West Point), and the Route 9W Scenic Overlook.
The fireworks are only one aspect of HHLT’s year-long 25th anniversary celebration.  The Land Trust has organized three other activities and projects in tandem with this organizational milestone: the 25 Treasures of the Highlands Geocaching Adventure, a free self-guided “treasure hunt” that brings participants to 25 of the most picturesque and historically significant locations in the Hudson Highlands; a dinner gala at Boscobel House and Gardens, also on October 10th; and Connecting: Celebrating the People and Places of the Hudson Highlands, a commemorative book featuring the photography of Nelsonville resident Christine Ashburn and essays by several local authors, due out in November.
The Hudson Highlands Land Trust is an accredited, community-based non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the natural resources, rural character, and scenic beauty of the Hudson Highlands. To learn more about HHLT’s programs and conservation work, please visit www.hhlt.org.

For more information, contact: 
Kathy Hamel


Other Activities Coming up in a Few Weeks:
  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)
          Spooktoberfest - with music by No Options
               Saturday, October 25th

          Fall Dance with Music by Joe Unger
                Saturday, November 1st
Click Here for Program Info/Flye
  Parks & Rec After-School Program 
November "What's in the Box?" w/Dawn Vaccaro

  Putnam Valley Historical Society
Fall is here and the Halloween season is creeping up on us! Join us at the museum (301 Peekskill Hollow Road) on Wednesday, October 29th at 7:00 PM for tales of Putnam Valley's Haunted History with town historian, Dan Ricci. Listen to the legends of Putnam Valley's tortured ghosts, and share your own experiences of haunted houses and ghostly encounters.

Reform Temple of Putnam Valley
     Hike Anthony's Nose in Garrison
          October 26th at 9:30 am

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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