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Week of October 13 - October 19, 2014


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Town Government Meetings/Deadlines:

    Monday, Oct. 13th - Columbus Day - Town Hall Closed

Tuesday, Oct. 14th - Special Town Board Meeting
         (Executive Session ONLY)
          7:00 pm at Putnam Valley Town Hall
               265 Oscawana Lake Rd. Putnam Valley, NY 

               Click here to see the tentative Agenda

       Notice is hereby given to interested parties that a Public Meeting will be held by the Putnam Valley Planning Board on Tues., October 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Town Hall, 265 Oscawana Lake Road.

          Notice is hereby given to interested parties that a Public Meeting will be held by the Putnam Valley Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Town HaIl, 265 Oscawana Lake Road.

    Wednesday, Oct. 15th - Preliminary Town/Highway Budget Meeting
          6:00 pm at
Putnam Valley Town Hall
               265 Oscawana Lake Rd. Putnam Valley, NY 

     Wednesday, Oct. 15th - Regular Town Board Meeting
          7:00 pm at Putnam Valley Town Hall
               265 Oscawana Lake Rd. Putnam Valley, NY 

               Click Here to see the tentative Agenda

    Friday, Oct. 17th - Deadline for Submissions to 11/3 Planning Board Meeting

    Saturday, Oct. 18th - Bulk Garbage Drop-Off - Last of the Season
8:45 am - 11:45 am

               Recycle Center Adjacent to Highway Garage
               265 Oscawana Lake Road  Putnam Valley, NY


$10.00   Contents of Cars, and Station Wagons.
Contents of Small Trucks/Pick-Up Trucks Mini Vans, Vans and Trailers.

This includes insulation, plasterboard, 2 x 4’s and any building lumber, roofing materials, door or window framing and any other small or large renovation materials.

This includes paint cans with any paint residue, pesticides, herbicides, oils, lubricants, acids, thinners and any other materials or substance of a flammable or poisonous nature. No propane tanks, empty or otherwise.

Most metal products: (stoves, dishwashers, hot water tanks, holding tanks, metal sinks, tubs, bathroom fixtures, lawn machinery, car/truck batteries and any predominantly metal item).

Televisions, Computer Equipment and other Electronics.

***  We accept freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners and dehumidifiers, there is a $10.00 fee to extract the Freon from refrigerators.  ***

$5.00 fee to extract the Freon from air conditioning units.

Tires are  $3.00 each without rims, 13-15”
$5.00 each with rims, 13-15”
$5.00 each light truck tires (4×4) 16-19”

Highway Department Road Closures:

     None scheduled

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 it appears likely that the algae levels have decreased with the cooler temperatures and the passage of time. One more test result is reportedly due next week. And it was also noted that the lake level is scheduled to be lowered.

     The DEC blue green algae map, posted 10/3, no longer included Lake Peekskill.

Use your best judgment, 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.

    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."

And with all of that said, Summer 2015 is just around the corner...

District News:

     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:

     Working to unify and represent the business owners of the Putnam Valley area through advocacy and by providing networking opportunities and education to assist storefront, home based and farm business to attract new commerce via means such as social media and our website.

     Visit them on Facebook:

     The Chamber of Commerce meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will take place on November 12th.

     Storefront, Farm and 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.
             Learn To Read Hebrew in 5 Easy Lessons

                  The Reform Temple of Putnam Valley is proud to offer to the community at large an innovative introductory Hebrew program where participants can learn to read Hebrew in only five 1-1/2 hour weekly sessions.
Taught by member Roni Rodman this course is designed for Jews with little or no background in reading Hebrew, but anyone may register, if only to brush up on some rusty skills.
What:             Learn to Read Hebrew in 5 Easy Lessons
Where:           Reform Temple of Putnam Valley   362 Church Road  Putnam Valley
When:            Wednesdays at 7:30, beginning November 12
Teacher:        Roni Rodman
Cost:              FREE....includes course materials

             Mens' Club Meeting

                   Wednesday, October 22nd at 7:15 pm
                   Dinner and Fellowship at Applebee's
Contact Phil for more info

             Hike Anthony's Nose with your Friends at the RTPV

                  Sunday, October 26th - meet at 9:30 am 

Sisterhood Dinner

                   Thursday, October 30th at 5:30 pm
                   Dinner and Fellowship at Table 9 in Corltandt Manor
Contact Roni for more info


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

     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.

Is this a ghostly image from Putnam Valley's past - or Town Historian Dan Ricci in his youth? Find out at Tales of Putnam Valley's Haunted History on October 29th!

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:
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

     Spooktoberfest - with music by No Options
               Saturday, October 25th

     Fall Dance with Music by Joe Unger
                Saturday, November 1st

Click Here for Program Info/Flyer


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:

Putnam Valley Parks & Recreation Department:

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

Other Activities Coming up in a Few Weeks:
  Parks & Rec After-School Program November "What's in the Box?" w/Dawn Vaccaro

Local Businesses:


Heritage Funeral Home
PO Box 325  35 Morrissey Drive
Putnam Valley, NY 10579
(845) 526-3000


A full-service funeral home providing at-need funeral arrangements, prearrangement planning, bereavement programs, and merchandise such as caskets, vaults and cremation urns. The Heritage Funeral Home serves all faiths and can provide services to your family, regardless of tradition or financial constraints.  We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions. Call anytime at (845) 526-3000 or e-mail us at: 


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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