December 8, 2016 RSS feed / Around the County

Celebrations of Christ’s Birth Brought to Life

In the winter of 1982, my parents merrily began decorating for their first Christmas together as a married couple. More...

Learn Why the Great Swamp is SO Great

Come to the Kent Public Library and learn “Why the Great Swamp is SO GREAT” at a film screening and discussion on Tuesday, January 10, at 7PM. (The snow date will be the following night, Wednesday January 11, at 7PM).  More...

Baking with Reform Temple

The Reform Temple of Putnam Valley invites you to enjoy a challah movie while eating a homemade lunch at Rabbi Levy's Challah Baking Workshop, from 10am- 12:30pm on Dec. 11. The fee is $5 in order to cover the cost of the ingredients. More...

Mahopac Public Library Mural Competition Open To Local High School Students

Mahopac Public Library invites high school-age students who are Mahopac residents to submit a design for a mural to be painted on a large wall in lower level of the building, near the library’s popular Book Barn. More...

Tompkins Corners Presents Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton

On Saturday, December 10th, at 7:30 pm, Tompkins Corners Cultural Center will present Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton in concert.  More...

Weird Crime of the Week

Scam Reported at Highway Rest Areas

A scam has been reported in recent days at rest areas along Routes 84 and 684.  State Police in both New York and Connecticut reported receipt of numerous complaints from motorists stopping to use facilities: "Individuals are approached by stran More...

Watercolors on Display at Mahopac Library

Michael Mendel, a Germanborn artist from Riverdale, is exhibiting his unframed watercolors in the Third Floor Gallery at Mahopac Public Library. At the age of 82, Mendel shares the product of his labors that span a career of over sixty years. More...

Children’s New Year’s Eve Party

Ring in the New Year at 12:00 noon! A fun filled Children’s Event from 11 AM – 1 PM at the Putnam Lake Fire Department. Face painting, activities, snacks & dessert, apple juice toast & balloon drop at noon. More...

Kent Nature Almanac Photos on Display

The winning images from the 2016 Kent Nature Almanac Photo Competition are now on display as Art at the Kent Library. The images highlight the beauty of nature in the town of Kent. More...

Patterson Library Events

Music Together Wednesday, January 4 10:30 AM - Have you ever wondered what you can do to nurture the musical growth of your child, regardless of your own musical ability? More...

Renewal Farm Selling Wreaths at Graymoor

The men in recovery at the Project Renewal program at Graymoor are selling Christmas wreaths, centerpieces, and white narcissus that they cultivate at the greenhouse right on site. More...

Recovery Coach Training is Available Locally

Recovery Coaching is a form of strength-based supports for persons in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs, and other addictions. More...

Lecture on ‘America’s Gardening Pioneer’ Set at History Museum

Join the Putnam History Museum for a holiday celebration and a lecture on Anna B. Warner – America’s Gardening Pioneer with garden historian Barbara Hobens on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 3pm. More...

Tips for Teen Parties This Holiday Season

Party season has arrived with teens and young adults most vulnerable to tragedy during the holidays.  The Putnam Communities that Care Coalition has derived a list of tips and suggestions for all parents related to their offspring attending soci More...

Upcoming Holiday Events in Putnam

Candy Cane Run at Fire Dept.

Candy Cane Run  Sunday, December 18, 2016  10AM to 12PM  Come out and enjoy the Christmas Season while we distribute Candy Canes to our Putnam Lake neighbors.  Putnam Lake Volunteer Fire Department, 72 Fairfield Dr., Patterson, NY More...

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Weekly Quotation

‘Where Jesus is now the star divine, Brighter and brighter he will shine, Oh beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine on.’ ~R. Fisher Boyce