Putnam Valley, NY
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Week of October 4- 10, 2015

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

Town Government Meetings/Deadlines:

     Monday, October 5th - Planning Board Meeting - Cancelled

     Wednesday, October 7th - Work Session on Proposed 2016 Town Budget
          6:00 pm - Town Hall, 265 Oscawana Lake Rd.  Putnam Valley, NY

     Wednesday, October 7th - Zoning Board of Appeals Submission Deadline

Monday, October 12th - Columbus Day / Town Hall Closed

     Wednesday, October 14th - Board of Ethics Meeting
          10:00 am - Putnam Valley Grange Hall, 2nd Fl.  128 Mill St. Putnam Valley, NY

Wednesday, October 14th - Town Board Work Session
                                                     Public Hearing on Proposed Separation of
                                                           Swimming & Boating @ Carerra's Beach
Work Session on Proposed 2016 Town Budget                   6:00 pm - Town Hall, 265 Oscawana Lake Rd.  Putnam Valley, NY

     Thursday, October 15th - Zoning Board of Appeals Work Session

     Friday, October 16th - Planning Board Submission Deadline for 11/02 meeting


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Highway Department Road Closures:

Our Highway Department is out there at work, trimming vegetation and repairing damaged roads. 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:



District News:


Lake Peekskill will be lowered by six feet beginning October 1st

Roaring Brook Lake will be lowered by 42 inches beginning October 1st


Lake Peekskill

Lake Peekskill Civic Association Meeting
Monday, October 19th at 7:00 pm

Lake Peekskill Community Center
Northway, Lake Peekskill


Lake Peekskill Restoration Plan
Click to Open Plan
  Leaf Pick-Up
October 1 through November 30
In Biodegradable Paper Bags

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




WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28th, FROM 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Come in costume! Lots of fun crafts, games, and food! FREE!

Please call the Library 845-528-3242 to register
so we have enough supplies and munchies for your family.


Fall Storytimes

10:15 am Storytimes for children ages 3 - 6 yrs

followed  by a fun craft

11:00 am Toddlertime for children under 3 yrs

No registration necessary. Come join us!


Computer Instruction

September 19th, 2015
11:00 am

On September 19th, the Library will begin offering
one on one instruction on computer programs.
This will be a free one hour session with a Library staff member.

You must register at the circulation desk prior to Saturday
as there is only one instructor. If a Saturday is booked,
we will sign you up for the first available date.
Please do not ask to register up for multiple Saturdays sessions.

As you know job applications are now online
and MS Word can be useful for resumes, reports, etc.

If you are just beginning on the computer and want to learn
about the basics of the internet, we can help.
If you're familiar with certain computer programs, but want to know more
or if you have specific questions, sign up!



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, October 13th
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, November 5, 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


12 Canopus Hollow Road (Behind Town Hall)

October 11, 2015     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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!


November 1st             
FREE STUFF!! Not just stuff...things that could save your life!

New York State is giving 150 residents free disaster bags along with 2 hours of training to learn about tools & resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible.

Each family participating will receive a free Citizen Preparedness Corps Response Starter Kit.

Click here to Register
and to receive information on future courses.


Fall Bible Study - Wednesdays
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, except the first Friday of each month on which services begin at 6:30 pm and are followed by a potluck supper, Services are.led by Rabbis Laurie Levy and Steve Altarescu.  An Oneg with snacks follows. Everyone is encouraged to come & celebrate Shabbat with us..

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.


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!

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 still open!
The Early Native American People of Putnam Valley

Contact the Historical Society to RSVP or for more info:
(845) 528-1024 or e-mail 

Future Programs: 

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, October 13th 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 

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
November 2, 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


An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
at Tompkins Corners

October 24th
8:00 pm

The Tompkins Corners Cultural Center will present


An Evening With The Best Of Edgar Allan Poe, as interpreted by actor Paul Savior.
Mr. Savior’s selection of seventeen poems of love, sorrow, loss and terror, will be presented as a journey through the brief and troubled life of one of the most important literary voices of the first half of the 19th century. Remembered as a poet, storyteller, essayist, editor, critic and leading American Romanticist, Poe was defined by D. H. Lawrence as "An adventurer into the vaults, and cellars and horrible underground passages of the soul".

Mr. Savior, a resident of Putnam Valley, has enjoyed a long professional acting
career that has included starring roles in both daytime and nighttime television. For the past 25 years, his attention has been focused on voice-over work for TV and radio. His life-long fascination with the works of Edgar A. Poe led him to make the poetry selections to be presented in this program.

Click To Open Press Release

Come one, come all!

Contact: info@tompkinscorners.org for more info.


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


Join Us at The Club

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

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Membership Meeting & Nominations

Sunday, October 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Nominating Committee's Slate of 2016 Officers will be announced...


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.


Putnam Valley Parks & Recreation Department:

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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:

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust is an accredited, community-based non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the natural resources, rural character, and scenic beauty of the Hudson Highlands. HHLT offers hikes to give people the opportunity to experience the beauty, history and ecology of the region firsthand. To learn more about our programs and conservation work visit www.hhlt.org.


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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