“Egg”stravaganza: Saturday, April 4th, 11am-1pm at Tilly Foster Farm

TF Celebrating the arrival of spring, Putnam County Tourism will host the Tilly Foster Farm Egg-stravaganza on Saturday, April 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the county-owned farm in Brewster. The event will feature activities, crafts and photos with the Easter Bunny. The highlight of the day will be the egg hunt that kicks off at noon. “This is going to be an EGGS-cellent day for families from Putnam and the surrounding communities,” said Libby Pataki, director of Putnam County Tourism. “Tilly Foster Farm is a valued treasure and its location makes it easy for people to get to.” In addition to the planned activities, families are encouraged to walk around the farm and view the animals. Since the county re-opened the farm last June, it has repopulated the property with low-maintenance animals. First came the chicks. Then a couple of pigs and four alpacas arrived. Mini horses Sunny and Sultan are the newest members of the Tilly Foster Farm family. “We are keeping our promise to the people of Putnam,” said County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “We have brought back the animals to the farm for everyone to enjoy. With the Easter Bunny joining us at the Egg-stravaganza we will have an EGGS-tra special friend visiting the farm as well.” Admission to the Tilly Foster Farm Egg-stravaganza is $2 per child under 12 years old. Older children and adults are free. Beverages and refreshments will be available for purchase. The rain date for the event is Saturday, April 11. Tilly Foster Farm is located at 100 Route 312 in Brewster. For more information, go online to visitputnam.org.


“Protecting our Children: Lessons Learned from Sex Offenders”: April 8th, 14th (in Spanish), & 27th

The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of Putnam County encourages the public to help support and promote Child Abuse Awareness Month by attending the upcoming important presentations: “Protecting Our Children: Lessons Learned from Sex Offenders,” hosted by the Parent Teacher Associations of Brewster Central School District on Wednesday April 8th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Henry Wells Middle School, Brewster, NY.  The presentation will be offered in Spanish on Tuesday April 14th, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, also at Henry Wells Middle School. We will also be presenting this workshop on Monday April 27th at Lakeview Elementary School, Mahopac, from 6:30-8:30pm. Research shows that one in ten children will be sexually abused by the age of 18 and 95% of these victims will know their offender! The “Protecting Our Children” workshop educates adults about the indicators of sexual abuse, how to recognize potential abusers and how to respond when a child is abused. April  8th has also been designated as Wear Blue Day! Wear blue to show your support for Child Abuse Awareness Month.

 **Please note, this presentation is not recommended for children or teens! Adults only please.**

Click here to view the Flyer for 4/8

Click here to view the Flyer for 4/27


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Cornell University’s Cooperative Extension is hosting a Putnam County Youth Forum: Monday, April 14th at Clearpool Education Center

On Monday April 13th, Cornell University’s Cooperative Extension will host approximately 150 youth collectively representing Brewster, Carmel, Haldane, Mahopac, and Putnam Valley High Schools at Clearpool Education Center in Carmel.  This will be an unmatched opportunity to participate in open discussions on many of the issues that often concern youth.  Facilitators, who bring an array of experience, knowledge and an ability to engage youth, will lead the discussions.  Confidentiality and respect for the opinion of others is expected.  To ensure a free exchange of dialogue the workshops are open to only the facilitator and students.

Interested high school students should contact their school administrator to apply for permission to attend the Forum.  Transportation is provided by the individual school district.  For additional information please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension: 845-278-6738 or www.cce.cornell.edu



Shop Putnam Business & Home Expo: Sunday, April 19th, 11am-4pm @ Mahopac High School

Public Welcome – Free Admission!

Find the products and services that you are looking for, locally.
The Expo features over 100 local business and nonprofit organizations showcasing
a broad range of products and services for your home and business.
Shop Putnam and keep your sales tax dollars in Putnam County.

 For Business Exhibitor information, visit our website or call The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce at 845-628-5553

Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015

Time: 11 am – 4 pm

Where: Mahopac High School
421 Baldwin Place Road
Mahopac, NY 10541


Presented by:
The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce,
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County,
Putnam County Economic Development Corporation
& Putnam County Chambers of Commerce

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Boater Safety Class: April 25th, 8am-4pm @ the TOPS building

Sheriff Donald Smith announces that a Boater Safety class will be offered on April 25th, 2015, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM @ the Bureau of Emergency Service Building, 110 Old Route 6, Carmel. You must be 10 years old to take the class. Persons who operate a personal watercraft over 14 years of age & Motorboat operators born on or after May 1, 1996 are required to have this certificate. There is no cost at the time of the class, however to obtain the certificate persons above 18 years of age mail there temporary receipt with a $10 check to the state after the class has been completed. Youths 18 years of age and under receive the certificate for free.

To register go online at Putnamsheriff.com, go to the boater safety class section and fill in the blanks for each person registering. When the registration form is completed you will receive an email response.  A separate form needs to be completed for each person.

You can also email any further questions to Sergeant Michael Szabo @ Michael.Szabo@putnamcountyny.gov