The weather continues to be rather unfair to our Highway Department - and they expect to continue to be fairly busy keeping our streets as clear and safe as possible. No other major projects are planned for this week at this time.
Environmental Hazards / Closures:
No hazardous conditions in Putnam Valley, NY have been reported to the
PV10579 Community Information System. But drive safely!
Is something of interest going on in your District? Do you have an upcoming activity or program you'd like to promote? Send it in and we'll publicize it here!
In the meantime, here are some folks you can contact with questions or concerns about our Putnam Valley Districts:
Judith Travis, District Clerk Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday Phone: (845) 526-2160
Roaring Brook Lake Wildwood Knolls
When there is a winter storm event, please call us before coming to the Library: (845) 528-3242. We will announce any change in our hours on the Library's answering machine, on Facebook, and, when possible, on WHUD's Storm Center.
WINTER STORYTIMES ARE HELD EVERY WEDNESDAY.
** PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN START TIME OF OUR TODDLERTIMES: 11AM **
Storytimes, ages 3-6, will begin at 10:15am as usual
NEW TIME: Toddlertimes, ages under 3, will begin at 11am
We will try this new time for a month.
Some parents commented that 11am will work better for their schedules.
You do not need to register. Just stop in and join the fun.
HANDICAPPED PARKING SPACES: Please note that the guard rail adjacent to Oscawana Brook is marked "RESERVED".
Please do not park in these spaces along the guard rail as they are reserved for Library users with valid handicapped parking permits.
Putnam Valley Area Chamber of Commerce/Business Council:
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 websites.
The Putnam Valley Chamber of Commerce / Business Association
is re-organizing, and YOU are encouraged to participate!
We need your input!
The Re-organizational Meeting of the PV Chamber of Commerce
will take place on Tuesday, March 24th, 6:30 pm, 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.
Gillen-Vinscotski Memorial Post 391
Next Meeting: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Meetings held at the VFW Hall, 154 Oscawana Lake Rd. Putnam Valley, NY
Contact: VFW Post 391
PO Box 623
Putnam Valley, NY 10579-0623
Putnam Valley Volunteer Fire Department
Proudly Volunteering Since 1946
YIELD FOR BLUE LIGHTS
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 firefighter responding 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.
COMMITMENT TO OUR COMMUNITY Our volunteers are committed to providing quality patient care with true compassion. The Putnam Valley Ambulance Corps provides emergency medical services which is a totally volunteer-driven organization. We strive everyday to provide exceptional emergency medical service to the community.
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!
YIELD FOR GREEN LIGHTS
HELP YOUR VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE MEMBERS!
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:
This small, family-oriented congregation serves Putnam and Northern Westchester, providing religious school for preschoolers through young adults and adult education programs. The congregation is particularly sensitive to the varying needs of members; individuals raised in various Jewish traditions, Jews-by-choice and non-Jewish members of congregants' families. The warm atmosphere encourages newcomers to share in all aspects of temple life.
Shabbat Services are held Friday nights at 8:00 pm, led by Rabbis Laurie Levy and Steve Altarescu. An Oneg with snacks follows. Everyone is encouraged to come and celebrate Shabbat with us. Shabbat Family Services are held the first Friday of the month at 8:00 pm for our temple's youngest members and their families.
The Reform Temple of Putnam Valley welcomes Jews
and spiritual seekers of all backgrounds and lifestyles.
Services held at the Putnam Valley Reform Temple
362 Church Road in Putnam Valley, NY Visit www.rtpv.org 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 (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 each month at 9:30 am
Services are held in the Temple Sanctuary, Lake Shore Dr. in Lake Peekskill
St. Luke's is a warm, loving, family-friendly place to worship here in Putnam Valley, NY. Our Congregation has been serving the Lord and spreading the good news to its communities in the Putnam County & Upper Westchester areas (and beyond) for nearly a century. St. Luke's is an inviting Christian community committed to sharing the gospel to families and people of all ages.
Come join us in prayer and worship ... you'll be glad you did.
Sunday Communion Worship 9:00 am St. Luke's Lutheran Church
65 Oscawana Lake Road Putnam Valley, NY
Coffee Hour Fellowship offered Sundays after the service, along with Adult Bible Studies. Confirmation Classes held in the upper classroom at 10:30 am with Pastor Bill Vangor.
Sunday School for children in grades K-5 is available throughout the school year. Classes begin on Sunday during the 9 am service - children begin with their parents at the worship service, and then are led to the classrooms after a blessing at communion. Classes end between 10:30 and 10:45 am.
Putnam Valley Historical Society:
Putnam Valley Historical Society Museum
Our new exhibit will open in May 9, 2015: The Role Putnam Valley and the Surrounding Areas
Played in the Civil War, and the Effects of the War at Home.
Anyone interested in volunteering to do research or exhibit installation?
The next meeting of the Historical Society Board will take place
Tuesday, March 10th at 5:30 pm at the Parks & Rec Office
265 Oscawana Lake Road Putnam Valley, NY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Putnam Valley Community Food Pantry’s mission is to increase access to food and to supply the ingredients for healthy balanced meals for struggling families in northern Westchester and Southern Putnam communities.
For more information, visit the Putnam Valley Food Pantry's website:
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 / email@example.com
Conservation Partners Permanently Protect 31-Acres in Putnam Valley
Leading conservation organizations, Hudson Highlands Land Trust (HHLT) in Garrison and Westchester Land Trust (WLT) in Bedford, announced today that together they have permanently protected a critical landholding within the watershed of the Peekskill Hollow Brook, which is part of the Peekskill and Cortlandt drinking water supply system.
The two parcels of land, which will be combined and renamed the O’Connell Boulder Field Preserve, are located on Barger Street in Putnam Valley, NY. The land was donated to WLT by the executors of the estate of William O. O’Connell, who owned the property. WLT will maintain sole ownership of the Preserve, while HHLT will hold a conservation easement on the property, which will permanently protect the land and its natural resources.
The O'Connell family is thrilled that their father’s land will be protected forever. “We are so happy that the Westchester Land Trust has protected this land. Our father loved this property and cared for it for many years. By creating this preserve you have given our family a great legacy. Thank you,” said Mary O’Connell, Mr. O’Connell’s daughter and co-executrix of his estate along with her sister Margaret O’Connell.
About the O’Connell Boulder Field Preserve
Located on Barger Street in Putnam Valley, NY, the 31-acre O’Connell Boulder Field Preserve is visible from New York State park lands and public roadways. It is a truly scenic open space primarily featuring wooded upland with maturing deciduous trees including a mix of oaks, maples, birches, and hickories. A notable feature of the upland area is a large number of boulders and large stones, and a prominent rock outcropping of ledge along the northern boundary – thus, the name O’Connell Boulder Preserve. The extensive central wetland, which covers approximately 14 acres, is a mix of wooded swamp, shrub swamp, and shallow marsh. A perennial stream flows from the north to south across the wetland, and a second intermittent watercourse is a tributary from the southwest.
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