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Week of November 10 - 16, 2014


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Veterans Day Observances in Putnam Valley

John Layman Veterans Memorial Park
(adjacent to Town Hall)
11:00 am

Lake Peekskill Veterans' Memorial
12:00 pm

Gillen-Vinscotski Memorial Post 391
(154 Oscawana Lake Rd.)
1:00 pm


Town Government Meetings/Deadlines:

     Tuesday, November 11th - Veterans Day - Town Hall Closed

     Wednesday, Nov. 12th - Town Ethics Advisory Board
          10:00 am - Meetings held at the Putnam Valley Grange, 2nd Floor
                          128 Mill Street (at Peekskill Hollow Road), Putnam Valley, NY

     Wednesday, Nov. 12th
5:00 pm - Town Board Work Session
           6:00 pm (following work session) - Continuation of Public Hearing:
To Hear Public Comments on 
The 2015 Preliminary Town/Highway/District Budget
               Putnam Valley Town Hall - 265 Oscawana Lake Rd. Putnam Valley, NY
Click Here to Access Agenda Documents

     Thursday, Nov. 13th - Zoning Board of Appeals Work Session
           6:30 pm - Putnam Valley Town Hall
                          265 Oscawana Lake Rd. Putnam Valley, NY

      Friday, Nov. 14th - Planning Board Submission Deadline for Dec. 1st Meeting

Highway Department Road Closures:

     Highway Department reports none scheduled at this time.

Environmental Hazards / Closures:

     To the best of our knowledge, no hazardous conditions are currently being reported in Putnam Valley, NY.

District News:


District Office:

Judith Travis, District Clerk

Office Hours:
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday through Friday

Phone:  (845) 526-2160


Putnam Valley Free Library:

The Library continues to operate out of the Community Room. 
You may order library materials online which will be delivered to the Library.


The Library  will be open:
Sat., Nov. 8  12 noon - 4 pm
Sun., Nov. 9  12 noon - 4 pm
Mon., Nov. 10  12 noon - 5 pm
Tues, Nov. 11  closed
Wed., Nov. 12  12 noon - 7 pm
Thurs., Nov 13  12 noon - 4 pm
Fri,, Nov. 14  12 noon - 4 pm

     Last construction update, posted on the Library's Facebook page, Oct. 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 THIS WEEK on November 12th at:
Once Upon a Time Preschool
47 Peekskill Hollow Road  Putnam Valley, NY

     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, December 4, 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 Fire Department


Knox Box Program
Fire Department Emergency Access to Your Business

The Putnam Valley Volunteer Fire Department encourages the use of a Knox-Box for our local homeowners and businesses.  This system provides the quickest and most secure method of access to your property or building during an emergency.

Ten Reasons to Install a Knox-Box
  1. Eliminate needless, costly forced entry damage that may not be covered by your insurance deductible.
  2. Assure immediate building entry by firefighters without delay or waiting for building keys.
  3. Protect inventory, equipment and supplies from unnecessary water damage caused by delayed sprinkler shut-off.
  4. Satisfy local fire codes and emergency access ordinances.
  5. Save time and aggravation by not having to drive to your building at 2:00 am for a false alarm.
  6. Feel secure about emergency coverage when your building is left unattended. The fire department holds the only key to the KNOX-BOX.
  7. Maintain building security after a fire alarm investigation by simply re-locking the undamaged door.
  8. Protect your property from thousands of dollars in damage with this one-time, low-cost investment.
  9. Depend on the highest lock box security available with attack resistant, UL tested reliability.
  10. Over the last 25 years, KNOX-BOX has been the chosen solution in 6,000 communities nationwide - communities just like yours!

When you see BLUE LIGHTS - please PULL OVER!!   It will only take a few seconds - but in an emergency seconds count! A car with a flashing BLUE LIGHTS is a volunteer firefighterresponding to an emergency. 
BLUE LIGHTS DO NOT give volunteers any special privileges.  They are courtesy lights only.  The BLUE LIGHTS is to alert other drivers that we are on our way to an emergency.  It's up to other drivers to pull over and let us go by! Please let us pass.  It could give us the extra time to save a life or stop a fire before it's out of control. In a few minutes, these same people will be responding with a red light and siren.

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

When you see a GREEN LIGHT- please PULL OVER!!   It will only take a few seconds - but in an emergency seconds count! A car with a flashing GREEN LIGHT is a volunteer emergency medical services person responding to an emergency.
 GREEN LIGHTS DO NOT give volunteers any special privileges.  They are courtesy lights only.  The GREEN LIGHTS is to alert other drivers that we are on our way to an emergency.  It's up to other drivers to pull over and let us go by. Please let us pass.  It could give us the extra time to save a life. In a few minutes, these same people will be responding with a red light and siren.
Please practice GREEN LIGHT courtesy and HELP US HELP YOU!!


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 THIS WEEK, on November 12th
Teacher:        Roni Rodman
Cost:              FREE....includes course materials

             Adult Education on Sundays
Mark these dates on your calendar and join Rabbi Levy and Rabbi Altarescu for bagels, coffee and discussion! Attend any number of sessions.
Sundays, 11am-12:30pm 
All programs are free and open to the community. 
The Genesis of Desire: An in-Depth Study of Relationships in the Torah
November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8
Learners of all backgrounds invited. No prior knowledge of Hebrew or Jewish texts required.

Jewish Spirituality and Contemplative Practices
November 23, January 25, March 15 
Jewish Meditation, Torah Yoga, and Jewish Mysticism
For spiritual seekers of all types.

          Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration
Monday, Nov 24 at 7:30pm at RTPV

A program of prayer, poetry and song, followed by a dessert reception

Rabbis Altarescu and Levy are excited to be working with Reverend Jessica Anschutz of Grace United Methodist Church and the Cooperative Parish of Putnam Valley on an exciting program of prayer, poetry and song to commemorate a holiday that celebrates and honors religious freedom for all. Spiritual seekers of all types are welcome to help us expand our celebration. Please join us!

Please bring a can of food to share with the Putnam Valley Community Food Pantry

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:
Temple Israel of Putnam Valley (Lake Drive, Lake Peekskill) is inaugurating a new program of “synagogue skills” learning. Rather than conduct a normal Shabbat service, we will be gathering together to study and learn for an hour or so. What we hope to do is to explore, in a relaxed and informal format, a series of key prayers and rituals that take place in synagogues around the world during Shabbat services. Our hope is that those who attend will find that they will become more comfortable with the content of the service.

This program is especially designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about what all these prayers and rituals mean but was afraid to ask! EVERYONE IS CORDIALLY INVITED.

These informal “shul” sessions will take place on the 2nd & 4th Shabbat each month until further notice.
Regular Shabbat Services are held the 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month at 9:30 am

Services are held in the Temple Sanctuary, Lake Shore Dr. in Lake Peekskill

All services are free and open to all!
All are invited to attend services.



Putnam Valley Historical Society:
Our history: Y.M.C.A. Camp - 1921

A Call for Dedicated Volunteers!
Transcribers of historical documents and docents at the museum are needed.
For more info, call (845) 528-1024 or e-mail 

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:

Monthly Grange Business Meeting
Monday, December 1st - 7:00 pm at the Grange Hall
128 Mill Street  Putnam Valley, NY
More info online: www.PutnamValleyGrange.org

German American Social Club of Peekskill (in Putnam Valley)

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


Warrior Events Benefit Dinner

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Cocktail Hour - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Fully Stocked Cash Bar Available


For reservations call: Anna at 1-845-224-5855

Live Entertainment by Eric and Fred




Membership Meeting

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Doors open at 3:00 pm

Goulash Dinner, Election of Officers
Bring Donations of Non-Perishable Food

Putnam Valley Boy Scout Troop 353

     Holiday Tree/Wreath Fund-Raiser:

          11/30, 12/6, 12/7, 12/13, 12/14
           9:00 am - 4:00 pm

          At the Putnam Valley Grange
               128 Mill Street  Putnam Valley, NY

Trees are 4' - 9' in height!       Wreaths are just $15! 

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

Putnam Valley Parks & Recreation Department:
     Click the Links, below, for information flyers/registration forms:

     What's in the Box with Dawn Vaccaro

     Scrapbook Club - 8 week Tuesday sessions starting October 14th

     After School Holiday Craft Classes - Tuesday or Thursday Sessions

    Registration open for Putnam Valley Elementary School Taekwondo Club

    Registration open for Putnam Valley Middle School Taekwondo Club

     Mad Science - Secret Agent Lab - After School Science Program for Grades 1-4

Preschool Music and Movement Classes
Fridays: 10:00 - 10:45 am

at the Lake Peekskill Community Center
Ages 1-4: Instructor Theresea Orlando
Register at PVPR or Call (845) 526-3292 for info

Let's Make Art - Afterschool
For Grades 1-4
At Putnam Valley Elementary School
10/29, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17

Register at PVPR or Call (845) 526-3292 for info

Singing Class
3:30-4:30 pm
Fridays, K-2nd grade: 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12
Thursdays, 3-4 grade:  11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11

Register at PVPR or Call (845) 526-3292 for info

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


Local Businesses:


All Alert Alarm and Locksmiths, Ltd.

Licensed * Bonded * Insured

Security since 1989 Serving all of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess

NY STATE LICENSE # 12000019102 

      Family owned and operated & USN Veteran


All Alert Alarm & Lock understands what is involved and what it takes for your locksmith needs.

Fast, Reliable, Secure. You can be sure that we are the company for any locksmith requirements you may have. Our technicians are experts with all aspects of security needs from a simple rekey to high security locks and master key systems. We know that our long term relationships with our clients is based on excellent service, confidence and fair pricing.



  • Installation Service and Repairs of all types of locks 

  • Master Key Systems 

  • Card Access Systems 

  • Bell and Buzzer Systems 

  • Door Closers 

  • Security Fences and Gates 

  • Burglary and Fire Resistant Safes 

  • Architectural and Designer Hardware


(845) 628-5020


Computer Solutions for the Modern Office
Putnam Valley, NY


At Avedata.net we provide complete solutions for our customers. Each computer we build is custom tailored to the customers needs and is only built using top quality, name brand components. We work with our clients existing IT infrastructure by upgrading their present machines, and as older machines are retired, replace them with new custom- built computers which will improve stability and reliability. We provide backup solutions that are effective, quick and easy to maintain. If we can make your single computer or large network more stable and efficient, your productivity and bottom line will be greatly improved.


Mountain Stream Budo is a unique martial arts school specializing in

karate, kobudo, and ju jitsu.

We are the only martial arts school in Westchester and Putnam Counties

that offers these three distinct arts under one roof.


* Self Defense * Fitness * Discipline * Focus * Strength * Flexibility * Coordination *
* Confidence * Goal Orientation * Inner Peace * Improved Self-Esteem *
* Improved Gross & Fine Motor Skills * Balance * Physical and Mental Reflexes *
* Aerobic Exercise * Weight Loss *
* Japanese Culture, Language, and Etiquette *

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



136 Wiccopee Road   Putnam Valley, NY

Delicious food, wonderful maple and honey products,
playful animals and great people.


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