March 1, 2012 RSS feed / Around the County

Passport Day Coming to Putnam County

Planning a trip this summer out of the United States? If so, you’ll need a passport, and the Putnam County Clerk’s office has scheduled a Passport Day next Saturday in Carmel. More...

Kumon of Carmel Holds Literacy Open House

Kumon, the world’s largest afterschool enrichment program, is partnering this month with Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s largest children’s literacy organization dedicated to providing books and literacy resources to unde More...

Steel Drummers Meet with Pros

High School’s steel drum class got a close-up look at the amazing things rhythm and drumming can do when they went to see the long-running off-Broadway show STOMP at the Orpheum Theater in New York earlier this month. More...

TLC Leads to a Rooster Recovery

Harvey Dent needed a little extra TLC. Now, thanks to staff and four interns at Green Chimneys Farm and Wildlife Center, the Polish Top Hat rooster is on the road to recovery. More...

Saturday Scribes Return to Brewster

A monthly event at the Studio around the Corner resumes next weekend when Saturday Scribes return to Brewster. More...

Make This the Year Your Garden Really Takes Off

Spring Garden School is March 24

Spend a day with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener volunteers and educators at our annual Spring Garden School. More...

Walk MS in Putnam County

Walk MS in Putnam County is returning to the Carmel Fire Department. The date is Sunday, April 29th. The Walk begins and ends at the Carmel Fire House. More...

Neither snow, nor rain, nor sleet . . .

Right: Mailman Larry Mecina makes his rounds during Wednesday’s snows. More...

Maple Syrup Manufactured The Old-Fashioned Way

Home based maple sugaring—the process of sap collection and making maple syrup—is a popular activity this time of the year at Green Chimneys. More...

Book Barn Donates 781 Books to Soldiers

Local residents, eager to make life a little better for men and women in the armed services, purchased $781 of books at the Book Barn, the used books store operated by the Friends of the Mahopac Public Library. More...

Carmel Recreation Offers Spring Registration

Carmel’s Recreation and Parks Department will be offering spring 2012 class registration beginning Monday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sycamore Park, 790 Long Pond Road, Mahopac. More...

Village Gearing Up For St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Next Sunday everyone in greater Mahopac will be a “little bit Irish” as Putnam County’s 36th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off on Route 6 at 2 p.m. More...

Freshman Competes in Junior Olympics

When students returned to class Monday following the mid-winter recess many had stories to tell about their vacation. Some visited grandparents. Others trekked to Florida or other warm climates. More...

Food Pantries Benefit From Teachers

Schools might have been closed last week for the winter recess but that didn’t stop Brewster teachers from continuing their 15th annual tradition of donating food and cash to area food pantries. More...

Seniors Invited To Breakfast

Breakfast will be on the house next Saturday in Brewster. The Brewster Teachers Association has invited senior citizens to the annual event that takes place March 10 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Brewster High School cafeteria. More...

Library Hosts Osteoporosis Workshop

Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease and it is a major health threat for millions of Americans. Because there are no symptoms in the early stages of osteoporosis, prevention is of utmost importance. More...

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