The Holiday DARE Tradition Continues

The spirit of giving is alive and well in Putnam County. Doug and Robin Timm, proprietors of Country Gardens on Route 52 in Lake Carmel, are once again assisting children in the Carmel School District by donating to DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). Last Thursday the couple announced its 14th annual fundraising campaign for the anti-drug education program. For each […]

Chanukah Celebrated In Putnam County

Last week Christians and Jews gathered along the Gleneida lakeshore in downtown Carmel to celebrate Chanukah. A ceremony led by Rabbi Avi Korer of the Putnam Chabad was attended by 75 men, women, and children last Thursday evening. The crowds braved chilly temperatures to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Rabbi Korer told the gathering: “Lighting a candle expels darkness. By […]

Putnam Humane Society Volunteer Bakers Needed!

We need volunteers to donate cookies for this year’s annual Cookie Walk fundraiser at Drew Methodist Church, 28 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel. Contribute your craft! The date is Sat. Dec. 18th, from 10am-3pm. Contact Kati at for more info or to let us know that you can bake!

Kids Day Gives Back To Carmel

Kids Day began 40 years ago and each year the event at Carmel High School has become bigger and better. On Sunday, hundreds of young children were welcomed to the high school gymnasium for an afternoon of fun and frolic. The event is a way of saying thank you to a community that cares about its educational system. Kids Day […]


Thurs. Dec. 9 Zoning Board of Appeals 7:30pm at Town Hall Tues. Dec. 14 Fire District Annual Election 6pm-9pm at Fire Commissioners Bldg., 85 Gleneida Ave.

Mahopac ‘Pacapellas’ Entertain Carmel Town Board

A routine meeting of the Carmel Town Board took on a festive note when the highly professional Mahopac “Pacapellas” from Mahopac High School performed. The young musicians and their director— Mahopac High School music teacher Jennifer Vara—were welcomed to the Dec. 1 meeting by Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt. Following a moving rendition of the National Anthem and two holiday songs, Schmitt […]

Enoch Crosby Chapter of NSDAR to Host Gala Holiday Auction in Mahopac

The Enoch Crosby Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will be hosting a Gala Holiday Party and Auction on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 12noon in the Grand Meeting Room of the Mahopac Library. Chapter Members and Guests will be in attendance and will participate in an Auction of over 30 items to benefit […]

Rec Department Presents Breakfast with Santa

‘G’ is for Generosity

Brewster Rotary donates 500 dictionaries to area schools

Thanks to the Brewster Rotary 500 dictionaries are in the hands of third graders in the greater Southeast area. The annual dictionary project culminated last week when teachers and administrators were invited to lunch courtesy of the Rotary. School personnel brought letters of appreciation and thank you notes from their students. Rotarian Mike Cavalieri, who has coordinated the dictionary donation […]

Local Scouts Recreate a Historic Photo