PCDOH Offers Free HIV Testing on June 27

BREWSTER, NY—This year annual National HIV Testing Day encourages people of all ages to “Test your way. Do it today.” As in previous years, the main message is to take control of your health and find out if you may have the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, which over time usually causes AIDS. In early stages a person often feels fine. In fact, approximately one in seven Americans infected do not know they are carrying the virus. In total, nearly 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention in Atlanta.

“With early diagnosis, we can begin treatment sooner,” said Michael Nesheiwat, MD, Putnam County’s Interim Commissioner of Health. “This can make a big difference in the patient’s outcome. It can save lives and can help limit the spread of the virus.”

To encourage HIV testing, the Putnam County Department of Health, in partnership with Westchester Medical Center and Planned Parenthood, will be offering free rapid HIV testing and counseling on Tuesday, June 27. Mobile vans will be located at the Carmel Fire Department, 94 Gleneida Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, and at Brewster Towne Plaza, 1620 Route 22 (near Value Village), from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Testing will also be offered at the main health department office, 1 Geneva Road, Brewster, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Privacy and confidentiality are ensured. No appointments are necessary and results are ready in 20 minutes. Free condoms, giveaways and educational information will be available at all sites.

HIV can affect anyone regardless of age, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or gender. In 2015, 22 percent of all new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. were among youth aged 13 to 24 years of age. People aged 50 and older have many of the same HIV risk factors as younger people, but may be less aware of their risk. In 2014, people aged 50 and older accounted for 17 percent of those living with HIV infection.

Today people with HIV and AIDS are living longer, healthier and more productive lives. New research is promising, but there is still no vaccine or cure for HIV. Safe sex is the best “primary prevention,” but early testing and diagnosis saves lives too. Testing and early results are part of what is called “secondary prevention” in public health terms. Older Americans are more likely than youth to be tested later in the course of their disease. This means delayed treatment, often more health problems and shorter survival. Despite medical advances, HIV/AIDS is still a significant cause of death for some age groups. It was the 8th leading cause of death for those from 25 to 34 years of age in 2014 in the U.S.

For more information about HIV testing or HIV/AIDS education and prevention, contact the Health Department at (845) 808-1390.

The Health Department’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 www.putnamcountyny.com/health or visit the social media sites on Facebook at www.facebook.com/putnamhealth and Twitter @PutnamHealthNY.

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

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: putnam.cce.cornel.edu/events 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 http://www.putnamcountyny.com/green-putnam/.

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 www.putnamcountyny.com/health or visit the social media sites on Facebook at www.facebook.com/putnamhealth, 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 http://www.putnamcountyny.com/green-putnam 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

~ RESCHEDULED ~

PUTNAM COUNTY NATURALIZATION CEREMONY
FROM
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017 AT 10:00 A.M.
TO
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017 AT 10:00 A.M.
PUTNAM COUNTY HISTORIC COURTHOUSE

PUTNAM COUNTY CLERK MICHAEL C. BARTOLOTTI TO SWEAR IN 36
NEW CITIZENS AT RESCHEDULED NATURALIZATION CEREMONY ON
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017, AT 10:00 A.M., AT
THE PUTNAM COUNTY HISTORIC COURTHOUSE IN CARMEL, NY
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.
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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
contact MaryBeth.Ross@putnamcountyny.gov

 

INTERACTIVE MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE: HOMESTYLE HOMICIDE

INTERACTIVE MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE: HOMESTYLE HOMICIDE

​EVERY FRIDAY IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY

NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS

 $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 atilianabuigues@gmail.com