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Our Highway Department can readily be seen out there at work putting the Town's roads back together. No special projects or total road closures are planned - but you will definitely see the crews at work on sections of road here adn there throughout Town. Please drive carefully as they work...
Environmental Hazards / Closures:
BURN BAN In effect March 16th - May 14th
For info on the BAN, call the Putnam Valley Volunteer Fire Department
Tuesdays: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm and Sundays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Protect your pets!
A hawk can swoop down and fly away with a dog or cat weighing 12 lbs (or more!)
Do not leave small pets outdoors without close supervision.
No other hazardous conditions in Putnam Valley, NY have been reported
to the PV10579 Community Information System. But drive safely!
Roaring Brook Lake
Roaring Brook Lake Garden Club - Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 16th
at the Pudding Street Stores
9 am - 12 pm
This is a wonderful opportunity to buy perennials that have been grown right here in our neighborhood at very reasonable prices. There will also be some great annuals and beautiful hanging baskets available.
All proceeds from the sale are used to buy flowers for the buckets at our beaches, and larger plantings such as trees and shrubs at Two Bridges Park and at the corner garden.
The Lake Peekskill News announces "the formation of the Lake Peekskill Garden Club. Our first ever meeting is to be held on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at 2:30 PM. The meeting is open to all Lake Peekskill residents.
Our goal for the first meeting is to gage interest and develop a program that meets the needs and interest of our members. We welcome your ideas on topics, speakers or field trips we could take together.
The Lake Peekskill Garden Club page has been created on FACEBOOK so that you can keep-up with our plans and share gardening tips with like minded people.
Once you join the Lake Peekskill Garden Club page you can also RSVP for our first meeting on the FACEBOOK page or you can RSVP at LakePeekskillNews@gmail.com.
We are trying to get a head count so we will have enough wine glasses."
Also, "the sirens scream and I think, is it a drill or should I be singing R.E.M.'s tune "It's the End of the World As We Know It"? So far it's only been a test.
Indian Point Energy Center tests the sirens quarterly and I am always surprised when it happens. The news media is responsible for getting the word out about the test. An IPEC emergency booklet is on line and spells out all kinds of information on what to do in case of an actual emergency.
But if you are like me and aren't always plugged into the radio or TV, there is an APP. Of course there is an APP.iAlertz will keep you up-to-date on the siren test at Indian point plus weather and traffic alerts. They support Apple and Android devices. So to be in the "know" check out this free APP and avoid the heart attack!"
As we reported to you on April 9, there was a serious spillage of fuel oil near the shore of Lake Oscawana sometime in February, which went undetected until about two weeks ago. Many people observed an oil sheen on the water of the lake once the ice cleared away and there was also a noticeable odor. The Town is aggressively pursuing all available remedies to protect residents from any after-effects of this unfortunate situation. In the meantime, I am happy to report that we no longer see the oil sheen on the surface of the lake and the smell appears to have dissipated. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has been on-site frequently over the past several weeks, monitoring conditions and overseeing efforts to prevent further damage to the lake and the groundwater.
The DEC is currently testing water in the area of Lee Avenue to check for possible contamination. They will be back in the area on Thursday, April 23rd and Saturday, April 25th to conduct additional testing. If you live in the vicinity of Lee Avenue, and you want the DEC to test your water, please send an email to John Omara at: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot be home, you can give the DEC permission to use your outside water spigot to collect samples.
In addition you may be entitled to be compensated for any cleanup costs you may incur as a result of this oil spill. Under New York law, the party responsible for the oil spill is “strictly liable” for the costs of cleanup incurred by surrounding homeowners. if you believe that you have been damaged by this leak, you should, of course, consider consulting your own lawyer for advice. In the meantime, it is important to understand the procedures that you must follow if you believe that you need to make a claim.
Set forth below is information published by he New York State Controller’s office on how to Make a Claim:
• Fill out the damage claim form and get your signature notarized.
• Attach a cover letter explaining what happened.
• Attach any documents that you think may prove your damages.
• Mail everything to the Comptrollers' address by certified mail
Office of the State Comptroller
New York Environmental Protection
and Spill Compensation Fund
110 State Street
Albany, New York 12236
LOCA hopes that this oil spill will not cause any environmental or health hazard to the lake or our residents but we are continuing to keep a close eye on the situation and we will continue to keep our membership informed of further developments.
President, Lake Oscawana Civic Association
From Town Board Member Jackie Annabi (5/9):
--OIL LEAK ON LAKE OSCAWANA-
I have received inquiries from some concerned Lake Oscawana residents regarding an oil spill at one of the homes located at Lee Avenue on the lake back in February.
Here's what we know so far, sometime in February a Lee Avenue home owner's heating oil tank leaked onto the property and then into Lake Oscawana.
The resident attempted to fix the leaking oil tank on their own. Then sometime in April the resident called a professional oil tank repair company. Once the company saw that oil had leaked into the ground and lake, pursuant to NYS law the company immediately notified NYS DEC.
DEC has been working with the home owner since then to clean the property and lake. The Putnam County Health Department was also contacted and is testing water wells in order to determine if any contamination occurred.
Unfortunately, the Town of Putnam Valley has no jurisdiction in this matter. The town is unable to assess the damage firsthand. However, I have been in contact with the DEC and Board of Health and have requested that the town be kept informed of the extent of damage and steps being taken to clean the property and lake.
If any resident has any concerns or information they can contact the Putnam County Department of Health.
As I receive updates from either agency I will pass them along.
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
Councilwoman Annabi: Barger Pond
Roaring Brook Lake Wildwood Knolls
Putnam Acres Sewer District
Putnam Valley Democratic Committee
The Committee is pleased to report that its slate of Town Candidates for 2015 has been endorsed by the Putnam County Democratic Committee at the Committee's annual convention, held May 11th:
Sam Oliverio - Candidate for Town Supervisor
Cathy Hanson - Candidate for Town Council
Sherry Howard - Candidate for Town Clerk
The Committee always welcomes the opportunity to hear from registered Democrats, and others, interested in running for local elected office, and in serving on or volunteering with the Democratic Committee. We would also love to hear what Putnam Valley issues are on your mind!
The Putnam Valley Republicans confirm that Town Board Member Jackie Annabi will be running for Town Supervisor in 2015. In an interview, Ms. Annabi said that, after five years on the Town Board, she's ready to take a more active role in Putnam Valley.
As petition season starts in less than a month, this will be Annabi's third run for public office after two successful Town Board campaigns. Her goal is to "bring Putnam Valley back."
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Thanks to all who came out to support the LNRC of Putnam County's first
Cinco De Mayo event! The Putnam Valley GOP was well represented by
Putnam County GOP Vice Chairman Kevin Byrne and Putnam Valley County Legislator
and Putnam Valley GOP Chairman,William Gouldman.
Gillen-Vinscotski Memorial Post 391
Next Meeting: Thursday, June 4th, 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!!
Grace United Methodist Church:
We have regular worship with Sunday School at 10 AM on Sunday mornings.
All are welcome at Grace UMC!
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.
Come learn about Hebrew names – and choose one for yourself
RTPV is pleased to announce two free events open to our congregation and the community – a class and discussion session entitled, “What’s in a (Hebrew) Name?” on Thursday, May 28 from 7 to 8:30 pm, followed by a Hebrew Naming Ceremony on Friday, June 12 at 8 pm.
Led by Rabbi Laurie Levy, “What’s in a (Hebrew) Name?” is for anyone interested in learning about Hebrew names and especially for those who would like to select a Hebrew name for themselves or a family member. If you already have a Hebrew name but are curious to understand more about its meaning, you are also welcome to join us. Participants will be encouraged to research the name, choosing from a variety of tools that will be presented – from the mystical to the modern – and will have the opportunity to have their Hebrew name conferred at a special ceremony at Shabbat services on Friday, June 12. The class and service are free of charge and open to the public.
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.
Adult Choir Rehearsals are held every Wenesday beginning at 7:30 pm
Youth Choir Rehearsal and Instrumental Ensemble meet Fridays at 4:30 pm
Putnam Valley Historical Society:
Putnam Valley Historical Society Museum
Our new exhibit is open! The Early Native American People of Putnam Valley
The next meeting of the Historical Society Board will take place Tuesday, May 12th at 6:00 pm at the Museum! Peekskill Hollow Road at Church Road (Adams Corners) 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 email@example.com.
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:
Wanted - Heavy Hitters: Now Accepting Women's Softball teams for our traditional limited arc-pitch format & our new modfied fast pitch league. Please contact Mike Kinane (845) 656-5301 for info.
Leagues begin in May, games Mon-Fri. Captain's meeting TBA
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun., JUN 7 NATURE DETECTIVES AT MYSTERY POINT, an HHLT Take-a- Hike! event – 10:00am-12:30pm, at Mystery Point Preserve in Garrison, led by River of Words Educator Kali Bird. Family hike includes Nature Hunt Bingo. Program is free but advance registration is required. Email email@example.com or call 845-424-3358 x6 to sign up.
Sun., JUL 11 BEHIND THE STEPS AT BEAR MOUNTAIN, an HHLT Take-a- Hike! event – 9:00am-2:00pm, at Bear Mountain State Park, led by Chris Ingui of Jolly Rovers Trail Crew. Learn about designing and building trails. Program is free but advance registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-424- 3358 x6 to sign up.
Sun., SEP 27 TAKE A WALK IN THE WOODS, an HHLT Take-a-Hike! event – 10:00am-12:30pm, at Black Rock Forest in Cornwall (part of the Hudson River Valley Ramble), led by Black Rock Forest Consortium Executive Director Bill Schuster. See how scientific knowledge is put into action to protect natural resources. Program is free but advance registration is required. Email email@example.com or call 845-424-3358 x6 to sign up.
Thurs., OCT 1 STORIES AROUND LITTLE STONY, an HHLT Take-a-Hike! event – 5:00pm-6:00pm, at Little Stony Point Park in Cold Spring, led by Master Story Teller Jonathan Kruk. Learn about the fanciful side of Hudson Valley history during this fun hike for families with small children. Program is free but advance registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-424-3358 x6 to sign up.
Sun., OCT 18 CASTLE TO RIVER, an HHLT Take-a-Hike! program fundraiser – 10:00am-1:00pm, led by Castle Rock caretaker Chip Marks. Meet at Garrison Station Parking Lot, shuttle to Castle Rock will be provided. Space is limited, register early. Fee: $10/adult, $5/child under 12. Email email@example.com or call 845-424-3358 x6 to sign up.
Sat., NOV 7 DISCOVER THE WEST POINT FOUNDRY PRESERVE, an HHLT Take-a-Hike! event – 1:00pm-3:00pm, led by Cold Spring Historian Mark Forlow and Scenic Hudson Writer Reed Sparling. Industrial history and natural history intersect at the preserve. Program is free but advance registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-424-3358 x6 to sign up.
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