Fill the Truck – Carmel Rotary Annual Food Drive: April 29th and 30th

Fill the Truck – Carmel Rotary Annual Food Drive

On Saturday and Sunday April 29th and 30th, the Carmel Rotary Club will once again attempt to –‘Fill the Truck’ with groceries at Shoprite, Route 52 in Carmel, for our local food pantries. The residents of Carmel, Brewster, Kent, Patterson, Stormville, Pawling, Mahopac and surrounding towns have been exceptionally generous to those in need.  Each year the residents of Putnam County have joined the members of the Carmel Rotary Club in this worthwhile cause to help those less fortunate.  There are many families in our community that find it difficult to adequately feed their families.

This is the 9th year that the Carmel Rotary Club will be sorting and bagging nonperishable food for distribution to the Brewster Food Pantry, Gilead Church in Carmel, Putnam Community Action Program (CAP), and St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac.

With the guidance and experienced direction of Carmel Rotarian George Knochel, the 2016 Fill the Truck event garnered approximately $5000 worth of non-perishable food in addition to monetary donations from shoppers.

For additional information please call Rotarian George Knoechel at 845-225-3919.

Submitted by: Patricia Madigan on behalf of the Carmel Rotary Club

Children’s Expo & Public Safety Day to be held Saturday, May 13th

April 13, 2017 Brewster, NY — County Executive MaryEllen Odell is once again pleased to invite Putnam County residents to the Children’s Expo & Public Safety Day, on Saturday, May 13th, from 11:00 a.m. to     3:00 p.m. at the TOPS (Training and Operations) building on the Donald B. Smith Campus, 112 Old Route 6 in Carmel. Admission is free.

“Putnam County is a great place to live,” said Odell. “Our county is frequently cited as one of the best counties in the state to raise children and that’s because we are committed to keeping Putnam safe through the efforts of police, local government, social service agencies, private partnerships and extraordinary volunteer fire departments and service groups.”

Once again, Putnam Hospital Center has joined long-time CAC supporter Eric Gross as an Expo sponsor.  “Putnam Hospital is an integral part of this community,” said Odell. “As a leader in the health care industry, it recognizes the benefits of being proactive in protecting and promoting children’s health.”

“This event is about community, and provides an opportunity to meet and celebrate all the people and organizations who give so much of their time to serve children and families,” added Anthony Sutton, commissioner of the Bureau of Emergency Services. “We’re looking forward to showing residents the latest in Fire Prevention and Safety Services.”

The Children’s Expo is co-presented by the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) and the Bureau of Emergency Services of Putnam County. “It’s an easy way to educate families on health and safety issues, as well as the support services available to them in the community, all while having fun,” said Marla Behler, program coordinator of the CAC.

New this year is the addition of food trucks. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office will once again be offering Operation SAFE CHILD.  Operation SAFE CHILD cards contain a child’s name, biographical information (date of birth, gender, height, weight, hair color, eye color, etc.), and a fingerprint image of both index fingers.

In addition, exhibitors will offer information on a wide range of programs, services and activities for children and families in addition to games, a giant bouncy house, face painting, raffles, food and lots of free giveaways! Also back this year is the Home Depot’s free Kids Workshops which offers fun and useful building projects.  The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety while they help to instill a sense of accomplishment.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities contact MaryBeth or call       (845)808-1400.


Master Gardeners to Teach Latest Garden Design Theories

Master Gardeners to Teach Latest Garden Design Theories

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Spring Garden School takes place on April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Mahopac Library 668 Route 6.  Extension educators and Master Gardener Volunteers will teach how to evaluate your property to make planting decisions that are site-appropriate and eco-friendly. Fee is $25 and includes materials.

Attendees will learn about soil microbe management, Hugelkultur composting, plant communities, matrix planting and the New Perennial Movement. Registration: or call 845-278-6738

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for Putnam County residents is on Saturday, May 6, 2017

BREWSTER, NY—Putnam County will hold a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day for Putnam County residents on Saturday, May 6. The Putnam County Department of Health and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are co-sponsoring the FREE event, scheduled from 9 am to 12 noon (rain or shine) at the Canopus Beach parking area, Fahnstock State Park, Route 301, in Kent, NY. Pre-registration is required.

Improper storage or disposal of hazardous waste poses a health risk to residents and their families. For this reason, the HHW Collection Day event continues to be maintained in the budget by County Executive MaryEllen Odell as an opportunity for Putnam residents to safely dispose of toxic materials such as: household cleaners, pesticides, herbicides, oil-based paint (not latex), automotive solvents, thinners, mothballs, rodent poisons, gasoline, kerosene, small propane tanks (up to 20 pound size), etc. For a more complete list of acceptable items, visit the Health Department website at

Disposal items must be labeled and identifiable to be accepted. Items not accepted include: water-based paints (latex), used oil, lead-acid batteries, plastic bags, batteries, tires, electronic waste or any materials from commercial establishments. Materials packed into garbage or lawn bags will also not be accepted.  Latex paints can be discarded by routine means, after they have been dried out.

Call early to reserve your spot. The Putnam County Department of Health number is (845) 808-1390 ext. 43150 for questions or to pre-register.

For information regarding electronic waste disposal, call your local town. Please note that household hazardous waste items will not be accepted at the town electronic waste drop-off locations.

The Department of Health’s mission is to improve and protect the health of the Putnam County community, composed of nearly 100,000 residents. Core services include community health assessment, disease surveillance and control, emergency preparedness, environmental health protection, family health promotion and health education. For more information, please visit the PCDOH website at or visit the social media sites on Facebook at, and Twitter @PutnamHealthNY.

Putnam County, NY- Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for Putnam County residents is on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 9:00am -12:00pm at Fahnestock Park Canopus Beach Parking Lot, Route 301, Kent, NY. Visit for more information.   Pre-registration is required.  Call the Putnam County Department of Health at 845-808-1390 ext. 43150 for to register

Row of Honor Kick-Off Pancake Breakfast May 20th 2017

Join us for the Row of Honor Kick-Off Pancake Breakfast May 20th 2017.

Located at the Carmel VFW Hall on Route 52 Carmel New York.

All proceeds are going towards Military Suicide Awareness Programs of the Putnam County Suicide Task force

Donation : $10 per person
$15 per Family

Sponsorship is Available.

See the flyer below for more details!

Naturalization Ceremony Rescheduled from March 15 to Wednesday April 12th


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017 AT 10:00 A.M.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017 AT 10:00 A.M.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017, AT 10:00 A.M., AT
Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti will host a Naturalization Ceremony on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the Putnam County Historic Courthouse, 44 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel. At the ceremony, Clerk Bartolotti will administer the Oath of Allegiance to 36 new citizens.

The Color Guard of American Legion Post 1080 will open and retire the ceremony. The Opening Prayer will be led by Sheriff Donald B. Smith, Jr. The Honorable Paul I. Marx will serve as the officiating Supreme Court Justice and will offer welcoming remarks. County Clerk Bartolotti will administer the Oath of Allegiance to 36 new citizens. Director of Veterans Affairs Karl Rhode will lead all in the Pledge of Allegiance.
For further information, call:
Office of the Putnam County Clerk at 845-808-1142 Ext. 49301

Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 2pm – 5 pm
at Animal Hospital of South Putnam
230B Baldwin Place Road,
Mahopac, NY

Bring your pets –
dogs, cats, and
ferrets for a FREE Rabies Vaccination!
Dogs must be leashed. Cats &
ferrets must be in carriers.

Items to Bring:

  • Photo ID as proof of Putnam County residency.
  • Proof of prior rabies vaccination, tags are NOT acceptable. (If you do not have proof of prior rabies vaccination, your pet will receive a one-year rabies vaccination.)

Please call the Putnam County Department of Health for directions and more information at (845) 808-1390 ext. 43127.

Join us for the St. Patrick’s Day Senior Luncheon Hosted by Office for Senior Resources On March 13th, 14th & 15th

Please join us for the St. Patrick’s Day Senior Luncheon
Hosted by Office for Senior Resources
To be held at the Putnam County Golf Course
On March 13th, 14th & 15th – Doors open at 10:00 a.m.

Monday, March 13th – Mahopac Friendship Center will attend on this day
Tuesday, March 14th – Putnam Valley and Cold Spring Friendship Centers will attend on this day
Wednesday, March 15th – Carmel Friendship Center will attend on this day

Reservations are required and confirmed guests must pick up their tickets at their respective sites.
Tickets are available now – suggested donation is $3.00.
If needed, transportation may available and requires reservation – Deadline for transportation reservations is March 3rd.
Contacts: Mahopac: 845-808-1738
Putnam Valley: 845-808-1730
Cold Spring: 845-265-3952
Carmel: 845-808-1701

A hot delicious lunch will be served and there will be entertainment and dancing.
If there is inclement weather, please listen to 100.7 WHUD

Join us as we make Pinwheel Pots on Saturday, February 11th 9:00 – 12:00

April is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month

Pinwheels are a happy and uplifting token of childhood. They symbolize
that all children deserve to be raised in a healthy, safe and nurturing
environment. Pinwheel Pots are a great way for families, clubs,
teams, troops, and companies to show their support for
the children of Putnam County!

The Friends of Putnam CAC, Inc. is seeking volunteers to help!

Join us as we make Pinwheel Pots on
Saturday, February 11th 9:00 – 12:00

Brewster Fire Department
501 N. Main Street, Brewster 10509

Community Service/Volunteer Hours Available!
(Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

To sign up call (845) 808-1400
If you are interested in hosting a Pinwheel Pot Event






 $49.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity

(full price will be included in the final price in the shopping cart)
No refunds unless we cancel or move an event.

Price includes show and cold appetizers.

Performance Dates:

  • Friday, February 3
  • Friday, February 10
  • Friday, February 17
  • Friday, February 24

​Doors open at 7:00 PM

Tickets Include:

  • 3- Course Meal
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverage
  • The Show

 For group reservations, issues purchasing tickets or questions, contact Iliana Buigues at 845-808-1881 or via email