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“Peekskill to Paris” Climate Rally Tomorrow!

November 27, 2015

Join your friends and neighbors for a music- and fun-filled rally for all ages, tomorrow, Saturday, November 28th, at Peekskill Riverfront Park, Peekskill, NY from 1:00 to 3:00 pm! (Schedule of events below.)

In support of the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference kicking off in Paris on November 30th, the event has been organized by Lisa Moir, owner of Croton’s legendary Blue Pig Ice Cream, with support from a broad coalition of local citizens and leading environmental groups.

Demonstrate your support in a tangible way as leaders from 147 nations from around the globe gather to negotiate and finalize a critical new international agreement on climate change.

The beautiful Riverfront Park is right at the Metro North Peekskill train station, overlooks the Hudson River and includes an excellent playground, handicapped accessible bathroom facilities and walkways, free parking and is in close proximity to some of Peekskill’s most vibrant businesses and eateries, and the new Lincoln Museum.

For more information, including directions, visit:

Schedule of Events:

1:10 Opening Remarks- Lisa Moir: event organizer/community activist/local business owner

1:13 Welcome Address- Frank Catalina: Mayor City of Peekskill- Cathy Talbot, Vivian McKenzie, Andre Rainey: City of Peekskill Councilmembers

1:15 Moment of Silence for Paris

1:16 Music- Annie DiRusso:16 yr. old singer/songwriter Croton High School

1:21 County Address-Catherine Borgia: Westchester County Legislator

1:24 Climate Change Now- Zephyr Teachout: Author, Professor, and previous NY Gubernatorial Candidate

1:35 Music- Jacob Bernz: singer/songwriter

1:41 Local/Current Environmental Issues- Carl Arnold: Sierra Club Atlantic(NYS)Chapter and Pramilla Malick: Community Organizer ,Stop the Minisink Compressor Station and Protect Orange County

1:52 Spoken Word- Cole Rivers: Peekskill Resident

1:56 Activism, A Personal Perspective- Jon Bowermaster: Award Winning Jounalist, Author, and Filmmaker

2:02 Clearwater’s Vision- Peter Gross: Executive Director of Clearwater

2:08 Renewable Energy/ Action Steps- Betta Broad: Outreach Director Clean Power NY Campaign and Ellen Weininger:Educational Outreach Director Grassroots Environmental Education and Cofounder of Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion(SAPE)

2:16 Music- Paranoid Larry and his Imaginary Band
2:27 Music- Lydia Adams Davis
2:32 Music Fred Gillen
2:42 Music Matt Turk
2:52 Closing and Sing Along

A Quiet Culling in Brinton Brook

November 27, 2015

Remember a few years back when Leo Wiegman was up for re-election? And a political action committee called Citizens Against Bowhunting was formed to raise money to run ads against Mayor Wiegman and his slate of candidates?

Whatever happened to this dedicated group of supposed animal rights activists?  Perhaps it never was about the deer;  now that election season is over not a peep has been heard about the culling in Brinton Brook.



November 26, 2015

SIA FLYER 2016 (4)Nominations of Westchester County high school students are sought

for the 16th annual Students Inside Albany conference, which will be

held May 22 – 25th, 2016 in Albany. The last day nominees will be

accepted is Friday, December 11th, 2015.

The conference,

sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State

Education Foundation, Inc., is designed to increase students’

awareness of their responsibility in a representative government and

provide the tools necessary for meeting that responsibility. This

interactive conference will bring together high school students from

across the state to learn about New York State government and the

process by which citizens can participate in the policy-making

arena. As part of this program, students will also tour the Capitol and

observe both the Senate and Assembly in action by spending an

afternoon by spending an afternoon shadowing their legislators.

The League of Women Voters of the Rivertowns sponsors students;

all their expenses are covered, including travel and three nights at the

Hilton Albany in downtown Albany. The participants will receive a

student membership in the League of Women Voters of Westchester

County, which includes an e-mail newsletter, and invitations to

meetings on government related topics.

For more information, contact Susan Goodwin at 914-332-7969 or via

email at by Friday, December 11th, 2015.



November 26, 2015


Volunteer Opportunities in the Croton-Harmon School District

November 25, 2015
Dear Members of the Croton-Harmon School Community:

We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Croton-Harmon School Volunteer Program.

Volunteers have always been an important and valuable asset in Croton’s schools. The Croton-Harmon School Volunteer Program serves to provide a framework for the greater community to become a part of this volunteer work. We are looking for community members who are willing to make a commitment to support the educational process in our classrooms anywhere from Kindergarten through High School.

Board of Education policy 4532 defines a “school volunteer” as “an individual who performs a service within the Croton-Harmon School district without compensation, remuneration, or other consideration, and who serve under the immediate supervision and direction of the professional staff of the district.”

Volunteers donate time to help students, teachers and staff. They interface with the District’s volunteer coordinator, Ana Maria Strattner. School volunteers can serve as guest speakers in classes, readers for students, mentors for internship and research programs, and in a myriad of other roles.

Here is a link to a survey we are asking potential volunteers to complete. We plan on using the survey to gauge interest in volunteering and to plan next steps to link potential volunteers with our schools:

Thank you in advance for considering volunteering in our schools.





BEHIND CLOSED DOORS at the Croton Free LIbrary

November 24, 2015
will direct and appear in a staged reading of a new play on Friday December 4th, 7:30PM at the Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Dr.,
Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Q. and A. with the participating artists following the performance. Free to the general public. No reservations required.
Austin Pendelton
Austin Pendelton
is a powerful, bold, moving and funny new play. It exposes the political and moral conflict of the systematic approach to teaching in the public schools, and the impact on our next generation. Poetic writing which brings to light the current issues in the public schools.

Local Thanksgiving Hours

November 24, 2015


Ralph and Dave’s
7 Riverview Ave
Verplanck, New York
 (914) 930-1708

Thanksgiving week…we will be open on Wed. closed on Thurs. open again Fri. Sat. and Sun. Enjoy the Holiday and when you get tired of cooking and cleaning up, take the short ride out to Verplanck’s Point and we’ll do that for ya’!!!

Black Cow Coffee Company
4 Old Post Rd S
Croton-on-Hudson, New York
(914) 271-7544

Both Black Cows will be open until 12pm on Thanksgiving day. Have a wonderful holiday.

Hi, we will have regular hours this week, except on Thanksgiving day, we will be open in the morning from 9am-12pm. We have spectacular flowers and tons of wonderful gifts in the shop. Don’t forget to support your local favorite shops on Small Business Saturday November 28th as well! It means a lot to all of us who work so hard during the year to make our village a great place to live and shop.  Saturday is also the collaborative gift making workshop for kids. Contact Groovy, Baked by Susan, Rutheny Jewelry or Sunshine & Clover to find out how to register your kid for this 5 hour fun filled day.
Thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunshine & Clover
122 Grand Street

The Green Growler will be
CLOSED Thursday, November 26
OPEN FRIDAY noon to Midnight

Green Growler Grocery

368 S. Riverside Ave.

Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520


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