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Week of August 31 - September 6, 2015

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Farmers Market at Tompkins Corners Cultural Center


Our Market is outdoors on the lawn, Friday, from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Our vendors offer a variety of fresh, locally grown produce,
baked goods and crafts.  Vendor inquiries are welcome.

Come one, come all!


What else is going on this week (and next)?

Town Government Meetings/Deadlines:

     Wednesday, September 2nd - Zoning Board of Appeals Submission Deadline

Monday, September 7th - Labor Day, Town Hall will be closed

Wednesday, September 9th - Ethics Board Meeting
          10:00 am - Putnam Valley Grange Hall, 128 Mill St.  Putnam Valley, NY

     Wednesday, September 9th - Town Board Work Session
          6:00 pm - Town Hall, 265 Oscawana Lake Rd.  Putnam Valley, NY

     Thursday, September 10th - Zoning Board of Appeals Work Session
          7:00 pm - Town Hall, 265 Oscawana Lake Rd.  Putnam Valley, NY

     Saturday, September 12th - Final District Budget Meeting
          9:00 am - Town Hall, 265 Oscawana Lake Rd.  Putnam Valley, NY
Click Here for Agenda



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Highway Department Road Closures:

Our Highway Department is clearly out there at work.
Please drive carefully as they do...

Environmental Hazards / Closures:
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.

Call Putnam 911 Center Before AND After each burn!
(845) 225-4860
Only burning of tree limbs with attached leaves is allowed.
Leaves-Only burning is NOT allowed Due to the increased risk of wildfires.

No other hazardous conditions in Putnam Valley, NY have been reported
to the 
PV10579 Community Information System. But drive safely!


County Legislator William Gouldman:



Putnam Valley Republican Committee:

"Candidate Forum for the Republican Primary for District Attorney of Putnam County"
Videotaped September 1, 2015
1 hour 34 minutes 30 seconds
SHOW TIMES ON THE PUTNAM VALLEY CHANNELS (Cablevision - within Putnam Valley)

Channel 18:

Monday, Wednesday Friday & Sunday 8:00am & 8:00pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday 10:15am & 10:15pm
Channel 20:
Thursday & Saturday at 8:00am & 8:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday at 10:20am & 10:20pm
SHOW TIMES ON COMCAST CHANNEL 8 - (Carmel, Kent, Mahopac, Paterson, & Putnam Valley east of Taconic Pkwy):
The program will soon appear on the schedule on their website at:
To Watch it on YouTube:
direct link:
Or Google search on:
"Putnam County DA Candidate Forum"
to find the video on YouTube
The Republican Primary Day is Thursday, September 10, 2015
Feel free to pass on this information to those who are interested.


District News:

Lake Peekskill
Final District Budget Meeting
Saturday, September 12th at 9:00 am

Town Hall  265 Oscawana Lake Rd.  Putnam Valley, NY


Follow the Tag Sale on FaceBook!
Click Here to Visit the Lake Peekskill 2015 Tag Sale FaceBook Page


Lake Peekskill Civic Association Meeting
Monday, September 14th at 8:00 pm

Lake Peekskill Community Center
Northway, Lake Peekskill

Preliminary/Proposed Lake Peekskill District Budget
As Presented and Discussed at August 8th Budget Meeting

Lake Peekskill Restoration Plan
Click to Open Plan

More important dates:

September 12 and 13 – Lake Peekskill Tag Sale

September 14 (Route 1), September 21 (Route 2)
Lake Peekskill bulk pickup


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:


District Office:

Judith Travis, District Clerk
Office Hours:
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday through Friday
Phone:  (845) 526-2160


District Contacts:

Supervisor Tendy:
Lake Oscawana
Lookout Manor
Mill Ponds

Councilwoman Annabi:
Barger Pond
Brookdale Gardens
Lake Peekskill
Roaring Brook Lake
Wildwood Knolls

Councilman Luongo:
Abele Park

Councilman Mackay:
Glenmar Gardens
Putnam Chase
Strawberry Knolls

Councilwoman Whetsel:
Continental Village
Putnam Acres
Sewer District


Putnam Valley Free Library


Regular Library Hours:
Sundays: 12 pm - 4 pm
Mondays: 10 am - 5 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 7 pm 
Wednesday: 10 am - 7 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 5 pm

Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturdays: 10 am - 4 pm


Labor Day Weekend Hours:
Fri., Sept. 4 10am - 5pm
Sat,, Sept. 5 10am - 4pm
Sun., Sept. 6 10 am - 4pm
Mon., Sept. 7 closed - Labor Day 
Tues., Sept. 8 10am - 7pm

September is SIgn-Up For A Library Card Month



Hope to see you soon.



Putnam Valley Business Network

A New name - But the same important mission:

     Working to unify and represent the business owners of Putnam Valley through advocacy, education and networking opportunities to assist storefront, home based and farm business to attract new commerce.

Good Business is Good for Putnam Valley

The Putnam Valley Business Network
is re-organizing, 
and YOU are encouraged to participate!

The next meeting of the new Putnam Valley Business Network
will take place on Tuesday, September 8th
7:00 pm
at  Once Upon a Time Preschool and Day Care
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.

Click Here to E-mail the Putnam Valley Business Network



Veterans of Foreign Wars - V.F.W.

Gillen-Vinscotski Memorial Post 391
     Next Meeting: Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm
     Meetings held at the VFW Hall, 154 Oscawana Lake Rd.  Putnam Valley, NY


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




Putnam Valley Volunteer Fire Department

Proudly Volunteering Since 1946

Annual 9-11 Memorial Service

Town Park - 7:00 pm, September 11, 2015

at the 911 Memorial next to the main pavilion

The ceremony is to honor all who perished on Sept. 11, 2001.


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.

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!


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!


Our Fall Bible Study begins on WEDNESDAY
from 7-8:30 PM at the Grace UMC Parsonage.

Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture

Who is this study for?
*those who love the Bible and look to it to help them find meaning and purpose for their lives
*people who are willing to wrestle with portions of the Bible about which they have questions
*people who are largely unfamiliar with the Bible, but are curious and want to know more

All are welcome, come join us!
Section One: The Nature of Scripture
September 2- Session 1: Making Sense of the Old Testament
September 9 - Session 2: Making Sense of the New Testament

September 16 - Session 3: Questions about the Nature of Scripture

Grace United Methodist Church

337 Peekskiill Hollow Road  Putnam Valley, NY

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

isit www.rtpv.org for more info.




Join Rabbi Levy and Rabbi Altarescu for an early Evening Service
at 6:30 followed by a Potluck Dinner at 7:30

Friday, September 4, 2015
Come to the service only, the dinner only, or join us for both!

A great opportunity to attend an earlier service, and  then, if you wish, join us for a relaxing dinner. We also invite those who can’t make the service to come unwind over dinner. After Dessert - Optional teaching for Selichot: Preparing to Forgive and to be Forgiven before the High Holidays.

Open to the Community
RSVP’s Encouraged:  845.528.4774 or events@rtpv.org
Friday Family Shabbat Upcoming dates:  October 2, November 6

High Holy Days Shofar image

Join us for the    
High Holy Days!  
Shana Tova 5776 

Reform Temple of Putnam Valley
362 Church Rd, Putnam Valley, NY 10579

Click here for the complete schedule.

For additional tickets or more information, contact us.

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!

Click Here to Open a 1995 NY Times Article About
Putnam Valley's Church of the North American Martyrs - The Indian Church


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!

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

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

Visit Temple Israel on Facebook



St. Luke's Lutheran Church:

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.

Music Department
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:
Our History
Putnam Valley Historical Society Museum


Our 2015 exhibit is open!
The Early Native American People of Putnam Valley

Click Here to Open and Read the Latest Historical Society Newsletter

Join the Putnam Valley Historical Society!

The next meeting of the Historical Society Board will take place
Tuesday, September 8th at 5:30 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 

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:


Putnam Valley Grange #841, Patrons of Husbandry:

Coming Up, at the Grange!

The Putnam Valley Grange #841 will hold its
Monthly Business Meeting
September 7, 2015
7:00 pm
at the Grange Hall
128 Mill Street  (at Peekskill Hollow Rd.)
Putnam Valley, NY

All are Welcome!


Tompkins Corners Cultural Center


Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Rd.  Putnam Valley, NY



Farmers Market at Tompkins Corners Cultural Center


Our Market is outdoors on the lawn, Friday, from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Our vendors offer a variety of fresh, locally grown produce,
baked goods and crafts.  Vendor inquiries are welcome.

Come one, come all!


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


Join Us at The Club

Friday Evenings
From 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Click to Open Newsletter

Membership Meeting

Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm


For more information: (845) 528-5800


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.
putnamvalleyresidentscoalition@yahoo.com for more info.


Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
Putnam Valley, NY 10579

(Formerly Tompkins Corners Methodist Church)

Fridays: 3 pm - 6:30 pm
June 26th - September 4th, 2015!






Putnam Valley Parks & Recreation Department:

The Putnam Valley Parks & Recreation Department is committed to providing the township with the best possible services available to the community. We welcome your input and are open to all sorts of program ideology.

Our Mission Statement:
To partner with and provide the residents of Putnam Valley -- both youth and adult -- the opportunity to enhance the quality of life through recreational programming, services and support that promotes a healthy interactive lifestyle, relieves stress, brings about excercise and fosters positive social interaction.

Come, visit our park, and see for yourself the beauty of Putnam Valley at the Leonard Wagner Memorial Park at 156 Oscawana Lake Rd. & Town Park Lane.


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:


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 info@hhlt.org 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 info@hhlt.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 info@hhlt.org 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 info@hhlt.org or call 845-424-3358 x6 to sign up.

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