December 17, 2008 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Stony Kill Farm Announces New After-School Nature Program

"Winter Discovery" encourages kids to get outside

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced a new weekly afterschool program for children 5- 12 years old and their families. More...

Putnam County Men Receive National Boating Safety Award

Representatives of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Kent Police Department and the U.S. More...

PV Junior Girl Scouts Troop #1360 Collects Holiday Greetings for St. Jude's

4th grade Junior Girl Scouts Troop #1360 from the Oregon Community of Putnam Valley, which resides in the Girls Scouts Heart of the Hudson organization collected holidays greetings for patients and their families to be distributed at the St. More...

Building Strategies to Influence Decision Makers: Advocacy and Your Mission

Workshop offered by Putnam Community Services addresses these techniques

This workshop, offered by the Putnam Community Service Network, focuses on pro-active advocacy techniques that Notfor Profit's can legally use to raise the profile of their mission, organization, and the communities they serve. More...

Lake Carmel Cub Scouts Collect Toys for Tots

The Lake Carmel Pack 1 Cub Scout will be holding its annual toy drive again this year for Toys for Tots. The scouts will personally be giving toys to the needy children in addition to collecting toys from the community. More...

Carmel Man Charged with DWI

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Carmel man on a charge of Driving While Intoxicated. More...

Community Action Program Needs Help in Toy Drive to Provide Christmas Gifts to Underprivileged Youngsters

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith requests the assistance of the citizens of Putnam County in supporting its annual toy drive, which is currently underway in its 42nd consecutive year. More...

Philipstown Man Charged with Assault, Unlawful Imprisonment, Endangering Welfare of Child During Domestic Dispute

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Philipstown man on a variety of charges following a domestic dispute. More...

Water Main Repaired by Cold Spring Water & Highway Departments

Last Wednesday a fractured 6" water main was repaired by members of the Cold Spring Water & Highway Departments. It was located on Constitution Drive, near the intersection with The Boulevard. More...

Holiday Open House at Stony Kill

Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center is hosting their annual holiday open house on Tuesday, December 30 from noon until 4pm. This event is free of charge and designed for all age groups. More...

Weekly Talmud Class at Temple Beth-El in January

Join Rabbi Neal Loevinger for his weekly Talmud class at Temple Beth-El, 118 Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie, at 12 noon on January 8, 15, 22 and 29. The focus is on Mishnah Brachot, the earliest Talmud on Jewish prayer, and its later commentaries. More...

Metro-North's Holiday Timetable is a True Gift

Happy holidays are going to be made much happier with MTA Metro-North's holiday train schedules. With everyone traveling, shopping, sightseeing and visiting, the special Holiday Timetable is sure to have the right trains at the right times for you. More...

West Point Housing Project Briefing Rescheduled This Week

Last Thursday's planned briefing by the US Army Garrison (West Point) on the proposed an expansion of the Stony Lonesome I Housing Area, which was cancelled due to the early weather closure of the library, has been rescheduled for this Thursday, De More...

Ring In The New Year With a New Experience - The Fresh Air Fund

Make a New Year's resolution that could benefit the entire family for years to come: volunteer with The Fresh Air Fund! More...

25 Employees of Putnam Hospital Center Named Trendsetters for 2008

In recognition of their outstanding customer service to Putnam Hospital Center in working with patients, visitors, physicians and employees, 25 employees were named Trendsetters for 2008, the highest award bestowed upon an employee. More...

Ancient Order of Hibernians Present Donation to Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam

On Wednesday, December 3, Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam held its annual Tree of Life tree lighting celebration at the Holiday Inn in Mt. Kisco to kick off its annual Tree of Life fundraising campaign. More...

STAR Rebate Check Application Deadline Nears

Those who must apply have until December 31

New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Commissioner Robert L. Megna reminded homeowners who may be eligible for a 2008 STAR Rebate Program check that they have until midnight on December 31 to apply. More...

Protect your Child from Flu—Get Him Vaccinated … and the Babysitter, Too

You've done your homework, researching and interviewing to find the best care for your child, but is your caregiver— nanny, babysitter, daycare worker or family member— protected against the flu? Flu takes a big toll on young children. More...

Cold Spring Resident Mark Dubiel Inducted Into National Honor Society for Biology as One of Twelve Charter Members

In the fall of 2008, the offices and chapters of Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta), the national honor society for biology, approved the establishment of a chapter at Dominican College. More...

Community Invited to Longest Night Service at First Presbyterian Church

The community is invited to a "Longest Night" Service at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown in Cold Spring this Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 5pm. "Longest Night" is a worship service that may be done at any time during Advent. More...

PARC Residents Enjoy Magic Show, Santa and a Holiday Meal at Philipstown Masonic Lodge No. 236

On Saturday, December 13, 2008 over 30 residents from several PARC group homes enjoyed food, fun and laughter at a holiday party hosted for them by the Philipstown Masonic Historical Society and Philipstown Masonic Lodge No. 236. More...

Cortlandt Manor Man Charged with Assault

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Cortlandt Manor man on a charge of assault following an incident in Putnam Valley. More...

East Mountain Road North Closed Down by Last Week's Ice Storm

Philipstown Highway Department worked all weekend to restore access

On Friday, December 12, the ice storm that hit our area was not kind to the East Mountain residents. The Philipstown Highway Department was called out at 3am. to find a very dangerous situation with numerous trees and wires down. More...

Putnam AARP Chapter #1183 Announces 2009 Spring Schedule

New locations and extended times for many programs

With great pleasure, John Zaborney, President of local AARP Chapter #1183 has released the Spring Program for the group that will now be meeting at the William Koehler Senior Center, Route 6, in Mahopac, starting with the January 10, 2009 meeting. More...

Christmas Pageant at Loretto This Friday Night

In the Advent Season, in preparation for Christmas in the Catholic Church, the focus of the season changes from December 17 to December 24, to a preparation for the Nativity, the celebration of the Birth of Jesus Christ. More...

Weekly Poll

Will you be dressing up for Halloween?
.








The below video is sponsored by The Church on the Hill.

Reasons why people don't go to Church from from the Public Square on Vimeo.