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School District Ratings Released by NYS Education Department

August 31, 2014
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The New York State Education Department released the state-mandated teacher and principal evaluation results on Friday afternoon.

Click here to access information on test scores from 2012 – 2014 and teacher ratings from 2012 – 2013.  Individual teachers ratings are not shown, just percentages of educators rated Highly Effective through Ineffective.

Yoga Sol Fall – for the whole family

August 31, 2014
  New adult classes:

Prenatal Yoga with Cathy
Wednesdays 6-7pm (starting 9/3)

Power- Flow Yoga with Kiernan
Thursdays 6-7:30pm (starting 9/4)

Mat Pilates with Jen
Wednesdays 9:30-10:30am (starting 9/3)

Mat Pilates with Jen
Fridays 11:30am-12:30pm (starting
9/19)

Always consult the studio schedule for updates: http://myyogasol.com/schedule/

Yoga Sol

Kids/ Tweens/ Teens

Kids, Tween and Teen Yoga- Fall Class
registration is open, space is limited

 Registration form fall 2014

Budding Yogis (4-6yrs)- Tuesdays, 4:00pm – 4:45pm
Eight week session- 9/23-11/25. Taught by Kristy Cohen

Kids Yoga (7-9yrs)-Tuesdays, 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Eight week session 9/23- 11/25. Taught by Kristy Cohen

Kristy Cohen leads these playful classes where kids are encouraged to build social skills and express themselves. Children will strengthen their bodies as they learn to focus through breathing and relaxation techniques.
Yoga postures are complimented with singing and drawing in this energy releasing class.
Classes are 45 minutes.

Tween Yoga (10-13yrs) Thursdays, 4:30-5:45pm
Eight week session- 10/2-12/11 (no class 11/7).
Taught by Elisha Simpson.
Tween stress is becoming more widely understood and common. Participating in a yoga practice can help tweens relieve this stress, explore who they are, and provide a positive influence of themselves and their bodies for the rest of their lives.

Teen Yoga (13-18yrs)- Sundays, 2-3:15pm
12 week session- 9/14- 12/14 (no classes- 10/2 or 11/30).
Taught by Elisha Simpson
Elisha’s yoga classes will offer tools to guide students in self exploration, provide ways to handle stress, anger, anxiety, depression and other challenges facing teens.
Read about the benefits of teen yoga and mindfulness.


Prenatal Yoga
Wednesdays 6-7pm
(starting 9/3)

$20. drop-in
Celebrate your pregnancy and changing body in this class led by Cathy Anfitreatro, certified birth Doula and Yoga Teacher.
Safe, gentle poses, breath awareness and meditation will be
taught for all stages of pregnancy.
The class is a supportive and nurturing environment for mothers- to-be.


Power-Flow Yoga- new class!
Thursdays 6-7:30pm

This breath-guided class begins with Sun Salutations to gently warm up the body. In a flowing, vinyasa style, we move into standing poses and balancing work before coming to the mat for core work, backbends, hip-openers and twists. It will culminate with a brief meditation and final resting pose.
The class is appropriate for all levels and ranges of experience.
Modifications are offered and encouraged.

About Kiernan Villenueve: Kiernan found her way to yoga over 15 years ago, as an off-day activity during marathon training as well as a welcome relief to her work as an attorney. Two years later, Kiernan came face to face with the power of mindful breathing and the peace that can be found in surrender when she relied on her yoga practice to navigate her
first childbirth experience.

Over the years, Kiernan found that her athletic pursuits – running, martial arts, triathlon and other challenging activities – were less taxing on her body the more yoga she practiced. When a knee injury sparked a desire to immerse herself more deeply in her yoga practice, Kiernan enrolled in the 200 hour Teacher Training program at Buddhi Mat Yoga in Ridgefield, CT. Under her longtime teacher, Lyn Gerfin Kehoe, Kiernan began to understand that the physical balance she sought through yoga was only the tip of the iceberg. Since receiving her certification in October of 2010, Kiernan has been teaching at Buddhi Mat and other Connecticut locations, including private instruction.

She is thrilled to join the Yoga Sol community in the beautiful town that her children call home.


Mat Pilates is back!

Jen Argenta will be teaching:
Wednesdays 9:30-10:30am
(starting sept 4th)
Fridays from 11:30-12:30pm
(starting Sept. 19th)



Friday Nights At Yoga Sol:
“Yoga beyond Asana”

An Exploration of The Power of Now
led by Berty Barranco-Feero 
Friday September 12th
7:30-8:30pm
Suggested donation $15
This life-changing monthly class is a lesson on life and transcendence based on the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, renowned author of
“The Power of Now.”
Tolle is one of the world’s best known spiritual teachers and not affiliated with any specific religion.
With the wisdom found in “the Power of Now,” we learn how sorrow, anger and anxiety can dissolve into peace and presence. Learn tools and exercises to help us to stop identifying with our thoughts in order to live a more present and fulfilled life.

“Accepting means you allow yourself to feel whatever it is you are feeling at that moment. Is is part of the -isness of the Now. You can’t argue with what is. Well, you can, but if you do, you suffer.”- Eckhart Tolle


Restorative Yoga 
Friday September 19th
7-8:30pm
Drop-in $20.

Join Alexa Oth for Restorative Yoga-  let go,
and enjoy more 
being and less doing.
This is a time to completely relax, unwind and renew. With the help of props, comfortable poses are held for several minutes.
Restorative practice involves both the body and the mind, so its relaxing, healing and meditative benefits are embodied, rather than simply intellectually understood.

Restorative yoga helps to quiet the mind, relax the body and
balance the nervous system.

No yoga experience is necessary- this class is truly for everyone.

“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.” -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


Please inquire about class card specials which can also be purchased through our on-line studio store

See you on the mat…

Yoga Sol

5 Old Post Road South, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

TEAMCROTON ENDORSED BY WORKING FAMILIES PARTY

August 31, 2014
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NEWS RELEASE: “TEAMCROTON” ENDORSED BY WORKING FAMILIES PARTY
Trustee Candidates Gallelli, Pugh and Slippen will appear on Democratic and WFP Lines
Ann Gallelli, Brian Pugh and Maria Slippen, who are running as a slate for the three seats on the Croton Village Board of Trustees up for election this year, have won the support of the Working Families Party. The Working Families Party’s support is further proof that the Gallelli, Pugh and Slippen slate are the true progressive choice for the Village of Croton. Gallelli, Pugh and Slippen will also appear on the Democratic ballot line in the November Election.
“We are proud to endorse Ann Galleli, Brian Pugh and Maria Slippen for the Croton Village Elections,” said Pat Welsh, Chairman of the Westchester-Putnam Working Families Party.  “We are impressed by their commitment and passion for issues affecting working and middle class families in Westchester like protecting our environment, investing in infrastructure and keeping our communities affordable.  Their combination of experience and passion make them the true progressive choice in this election.”
“I have known Ann Gallelli and Brian Pugh for many years and have been truly impressed by Maria Slippen’s service as a Village Trustee.  I have no doubt that they will be faithful servants of the public and powerful advocates for working families—moving our village forward while protecting taxpayer dollars.  I will be proud to vote for them on November 4th” said Peter Feigenbaum, Westchester-Putnam County Working Families Party Secretary and Croton Village Resident.
“I am grateful for the Working Families Party’s support today just as I valued their support in the past. The WFP has been a strong advocate for middle class families. I am glad the Working Families Party recognizes that I will continue to stand with the middle class,” said Ann Gallelli.
“I’m humbled to have the support of the Working Families Party. Over the years, I’ve worked closely with the Working Families Party on issues ranging from protecting Social Security to balanced economic development. I will continue to stand for social justice and economic security for everyone in our community,” said Brian Pugh.
“I am honored to be endorsed by the Working Families Party.  As a working mother, I appreciate the economic pressures that families are under today.  As a village trustee, I will make sure the Croton remains a place for middle class families,” said Maria Slippen.
Ann Gallelli is a 40  year village resident, has served on the board of trustees since 2006 and is former Chair of the Croton Planning Board.  Brian Pugh is a native of the Village of Croton, works at a renewable energy company based in Westchester and helped organize the 2011 referendum campaign that moved village elections from March to November.  Maria Slippen is the mother of two girls in the Croton schools, serves on the boards of numerous community organizations including the Croton Caring Committee and the Croton Arboretum, and has been a Village Trustee since 2014.

Toughkids Triathlion REGISTRATION CLOSES WEDS SEPT 3rd!

August 31, 2014

Click here for registration details.

Race Packet Pickup Details

Wed 9/3 11:00am – 7:30pm
JackRabbit Sports | 42 W.14th St (5 & 6 Ave) | New York, NY 10011

Fri 9/5 4:00-6:00pm
Race site, Croton Point Park, Westchester

Sat 9/6 7:15-9:15am
Race site, Croton Point Park, Westchester

Parents must show photo ID and bring the child’s USAT card if they have one. If you lost the card or it has expired, print a copy or renewal receipt at USAT (we accept these legal copies as proof of membership.) You cannot pick up anyone else’s child’s packet, as each parent must sign their child’s waiver.

 

COH FD Remembers Charlie O’Connor

August 28, 2014
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It’s with a heavy heart that the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department announces the passing of Life Member Charlie O’Connor. “Charlie O” has been a part of Croton Fire Patrol No. 1 for over 20 years, being a Top Responder in that Company for most of that time. We extend our deepest thoughts and prayers to his wife and family.

Wine Pairing Dinner, The Wines of France at Ralph & Dave’s; Prix Fixe Menu Tonight; Positions Available

August 28, 2014
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  • Wednesday, September 17
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    Ralph and Dave’s

    7 Riverview Ave, Verplanck, New York 10596
Join us for an evening of food and wine celebrating the Wines of France!
Restaurant Week is every Week at Ralph and Dave’s!

Prix Fixe Menu Thursday 8/28

$25 plus tax and gratuity

Choice of soup or salad;
Cup of New England Clam Chowder
Cup of Choice Sirloin Texas Style
House Salad

Choice of Entree:
Marinated Extra Large Grilled Shrimp over Local Yellow Meat Watermelon, Feta and Local Heirloom Mixed Baby Tomatoes and Herbed Israeli Cous Cous Salad
paired with Honora Vera Blanco Rueda or Newburgh Brewing Company’s Check Point Charlie with Fresh Fruit Syrup

Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Local Fresh Peach Chutney, Seasonal Vegetables and Cold Israeli Cous Cous Salad
paired with Edna Valley Pinot Noir or R&D Newburgh Brewing Company ICA

Dessert:
Our Famous Key Lime Pie with Fresh Chantilly Cream

 
To join Ralph and Dave’s team. Positions available: Waitstaff, Bartenders and Bussers. Send your cover letter and resume to ralphanddaves@gmail.com

Bird Walk – Croton Point Park

August 25, 2014
Mon, August 25, 7:30am – 9:30am
NOTE EARLY START TIME SPRING/SUMMER
Meet 7:30am at the ball field parking lot on the left after entering the park
 Come along with on a free weekly birding walk at local birding hotspots. Beginners encouraged. In celebration of our 60th Anniversary, come birding with us! We will visit each spot monthly on this schedule: 1st Monday: Muscoot Farm; 2nd Monday: Rockefeller State Park Preserve; 3rd Monday: Tarrytown Lakes; 4th Monday: Croton Point Park. Call or email us for directions and if you want to borrow a pair of binoculars for the walk.
Saw Mill River Audubon office 914-666-6503 office@sawmillriveraudubon.org
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