George’s Thanksgiving Tradition Continues

The tradition continued— for the 37th consecutive year, George’s Place, a popular restaurant in downtown Carmel opened its doors to provide a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner for some 97 area residents who had no place to go for the holidays. The celebration began when the late George Pourakis held the first “George’s Thanksgiving” to say “thank you” to a community that […]

Kent Cop’s EMT Training Pays Dividends For I-84 Crash Victim

Kent Police Officer Ryan Pierkarski pulled up to the scene of a crash on I-84 near Exit 18 in Lake Carmel and observed a grim sight. A man was seated behind a vehicle bleeding profusely from a severely crushed and mangled right leg. Realizing that the victim’s life was at stake, the officer grabbed a tourniquet found in his squad […]

St. Andrew’s Church In Brewster To Close Next Year

A century-old tradition for Episcopalians in the greater Brewster area will come to an end early next year when St. Andrew’s Church located on Prospect Street in Brewster village will close its doors. The sad news was reported over the long holiday weekend by Paolo Rossi Jr., Junior Warden at St. Andrew’s. Rossi explained that the church had been “lacking […]

Machete-Wielding Man Causes Mayhem

weird crime of the week

Motorists trapped in heavy traffic on Route 684 resulting from an 11-car pile-up saw a man brandish a machete at an oil truck driver after his car struck the stopped delivery rig. Police said the man was reportedly enraged at the delay. The bizarre chain of events took place on the eve of Thanksgiving in the southbound lanes of the […]

Water Main Break KO’s Thanksgiving- Eve Supply

Thanksgiving Day preparation was interrupted Wednesday evening for scores of Mahopac Falls families when a contractor digging a trench at the Town of Carmel’s Airport Park accidentally severed an eight inch water main while removing a large stump resulting in a 40,000 gallon loss of water. Supervisor Ken Schmitt said homes throughout Lake McGregor lost water following the 5 pm […]

Trees Decorated For Holiday On The Lake in Carmel

A small army of volunteers was up early last Saturday and under cloudy skies decorated 75-holiday trees that arrived earlier from Canada, which gave the Putnam County seat a holiday aura. On Saturday thanks in part to the Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association, Carmel’s 25th annual Parade of Lights featuring dozens of floats will proceed along the hamlet’s main thoroughfare. […]

Santa Debuts In Putnam County

Santa arrived in Putnam County a little early this year courtesy of the Mahopac and Mahopac Falls Fire Departments and the Greater MahopacCarmel Chamber of Commerce. The jolly old fellow and Mrs. Claus were chauffeured to the Mahopac Chamber Park Saturday evening atop a fire truck to the cheers of hundreds, many bundled up in their holiday finery. Santa told […]

Still More Holiday Events

Tuesday, Nov. 27 Open house at Emmanuel House office, 8 Towners Rd, Lake Carmel, on GivingTuesday when the non-profit’s Annual Year End Appeal takes place. Saturday, Dec.1 Drew United Methodist Church Annual Bazaar 9 am to 3 pm at the church in Carmel…. Brewster Community Tree Lighting and Caroling 5:15 pm….Caroling and hot chocolate at 4:30 pm at the Brewster […]

Things to Do

So. Much. Leftovers

Oct-Nov (Wed) Drawing Texture: Smooth To Rough With Keith Mueller At Kent Library. More Info/Reg: 225- 8585, Kentlibrary.Org Nov- Nancy Faulds photographs of Mystic Seaport at Kent Lib Nov- stories & songs with Miss Charlotte at Kent Lib. More info/reg:, 845-225-8585 Nov-(Saturdays) Novelist welcome for NaNoWriMo at Kent Lib. More info/reg:, 845-225-8585 Nov- “The American Dream – A […]

Festival of Lights to be Celebrated Countywide

Chanukah or the Festival of Lights will again be celebrated countywide this year thanks to Chabad of Putnam County with menorah lightings and other activities planned for next week. On Tuesday, Dec. 4 a community Menorah ceremony is planned for Carmel when at 5:30 p.m. the candelabra will be illuminated at Library Corners (Routes 6 and 52) overlooking Lake Gleneida. […]