Office of Senior Resources Holiday Luncheon December 7, 8, and 9.

Office of Senior Resources Holiday Luncheon

Time for all parties: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Doors open at 10:00 a.m.

Dates: Monday, December 7th – Mahopac Nutrition Site will attend on this day
Reservations are required and confirmed guests must pick up their tickets at their respective sites.
All transportation reservations must be made by November 30th.
Contact: 845-808-1738

Tuesday, December 8th – Cold Spring & Putnam Valley Nutrition Sites
Reservations are required and confirmed guests must pick up their tickets at their respective sites.
All transportation reservations must be made by December 1st.
Cold Spring Contact: 845-265-3952
Putnam Valley Contact: 845-808-1730

Wednesday, December 9th – Carmel Nutrition Site
Reservations are required and confirmed guests must pick up their tickets at their respective sites.
All transportation reservations must be made by December 2nd.
Contact: 845-808-1701


Place: Putnam County Golf Course
187 Hill St., Mahopac, NY 10541

  • Hot delicious lunch will be served.
  • Entertainment Provided
  • Suggested Donation: $3.00
  • Tickets will be available beginning November 12th .



Long Term Planning for Non-Profit Organizations Using a Sustainability Model Workshop December 3rd

Long Term Planning for Non-Profit Organizations Using a Sustainability Model

The Putnam Community Service Network (PCSN), an educational program of Cornell Cooperative Extension, is offering a workshop for non-profit organizations on Long Term Planning Using a Sustainability Model.  Sustainability is maximizing the efficient and effective use of all resources while improving product or service quality, competitiveness, or long term viability. It is a comprehensive, management driven, employee supported and customer focused strategic approach to delivering products or services that becomes part of the fabric of the organization.

The facilitator, Susan Lauer, is a Certified Business Coach and co-founder of Aspire Consulting Ltd., a company committed to helping individuals and organizations strive to discover personal and professional opportunities and create measureable improvements.  This program will benefit Executive Directors, Operations Managers, Senior Leadership, and Project Managers.  Seating is limited and there is a $30 per person registration fee. To register and for additional information: or call Cornell Cooperative Extension 845-278-6738 or United Way of Westchester Putnam 914-997-6700 ext. 740  

The program will be held at the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services, 112 Old Route Six, Carmel on Thursday December 3rd, 9 am to 1 pm.


Baking 101 with 4-H

A hands-on enrichment program, Baking 101 with 4-H, is being offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County. The program will consist of a 7 week, Monday evening, series beginning November 9th through December 21st, and is open to all Putnam County Youth ages 9 to 14.  Participants need not be members of 4-H to register. This will be an opportunity to learn basic baking fundamentals and kitchen safety, a chance to explore culinary careers and to explore the science behind baking such as ratios, chemistry and ingredient interactions.

Baking 101 with 4-H will be held at the Carmel Fire Department, Gleneida Avenue, Carmel from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.  There is a non-refundable registration fee of $115 for non-4-H members or $85 for 4-H members.  The program is limited to 12 youth on a first come, first serve basis.  Only a paid registration will reserve your spot.  For additional information call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 845-278-6738, or visit our website at


4-H Junior Vet Program

In a joint partnership with South Putnam Animal Hospital’s Veterinarians in Mahopac, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program is sponsoring a 6 week Junior Vet Program Series.  This exciting opportunity is open to Putnam County youth 9 -14 years old, membership in 4-H is not required.

This program will be an introduction to explore a career in the Vet Sciences with hands-on-learning and a chance to shadow local Veterinarians.  A session of continuous Mondays, 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm will begin on October 26th and conclude November 30th with a field trip to Northfolk Stables in Putnam Valley.

A tentative schedule will include a tour of the animal hospital, hands-on explanation of the equipment, review requirements on how to keep pets healthy, discuss the heart and other vital organs and how they work, learn how to read animal body language, about animal restraint and safety, and the basics of dog training.

The registration fee of $100 for non-4-H members, or $70 for 4-H members, will include enrollment and workbook materials.  Prior participants are not eligible.  Space is limited to 12 youth on a first come, first serve basis.  Early registration is advised.  Only a non-refundable, paid registration will reserve space in the workshop.

A registration form is available at  For additional information please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 845-278-6738.

Pumpkin Palooza

Celebrate the Fall with Pumpkin Palooza at Veterans Memorial Park

Celebrate the autumn season with Putnam’s Pumpkin Palooza, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the upper park of Veterans Memorial Park, off of Gipsy Trail Road in Kent, N.Y., from noon to 2 p.m. The event is being hosted by Putnam County Tourism in cooperation with Putnam County Government.

Enjoy a variety of family friendly activities including hayrides, interactive demonstrations, face painting and more. Kicks 105.5 radio station will be broadcasting live from Pumpkin Palooza. Putnam County Antique Machinery Association will have exhibits on display as well.

Admission and parking is free.

There will be 500 pumpkins available for $5 each, on a first-come, first-served basis.  Pumpkins will be limited to one per child (ages 12 and under).

Refreshments and lite fare will also be available for purchase through Homestyle Caterers.

The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 25.

For more information go online to or call 845-808-1015.

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arts council

Putnam Arts Council News Letter

A Note from PAC

We are currently accepting registration for our Fall classes and workshops.
Call us at 845-803-8622,  stop by office, or register and pay on line at 

Fall registration deadline is 9/22/15.   

Fall Happenings

CONNECT: a monthly forum for visual artists
Thursday, September 10 at 7pm

in the A. Eric Arctander Gallery at PAC
Join us and meet other artists, exchange ideas and
share information
Theme for September: Show & Tell
bring a piece of art or  an article, a book, etc.;
something you’d like to share & discuss


Call for participants!
Art Supply Tag Sale
De-Stash your items for Cash $$$

Saturday, October 3, 10am-4pm
A. Eric Arctander Gallery at PAC
Artists can swap, sell and/or give away
their new and/or gently used arts or crafts materials/supplies.
Affordable space/table rates. This event will be open to the public with no admission. Interested in having a space/table?

Contact 845.803.8622 for details. Spaces going fast!


Call to Artists
Juried Fine Arts Show
juror: Anne Johann
sponsor: NYSEG
October 10-25, 2015
reception & awards: Saturday, 10/10, 3-5pm
Hand delivery of artwork: noon-7pm on either
Monday, October 5 or Tuesday, October 6 or by appointment.
prospectus available




Press Contact:                       Michael C. Bartolotti, Putnam County Clerk

Telephone:                             845-808-1142 X49301

In recognition that September is “National Passport Awareness Month” and the upcoming holiday travel season, the Putnam County Clerk’s Office is hosting a “Second 2015 Putnam County Passport Saturday” at its office located at 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications.  Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti is holding this event as a convenience to our customers who need to obtain a passport in time for the busy holiday travel season.  County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti can be reached at 845-808-1142 X49301 for any questions or concerns regarding obtaining a U.S. Passport or traveling abroad.

U.S. citizens must present a valid passport book when entering or re-entering the United States by air.  U.S. citizens entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government.

Information on the cost and how to apply for a U.S. passport is available at the Putnam County Clerk’s Website located at .  U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by phone by calling the Putnam County Clerk’s Office at 845-808-1142 X49273.

Event:             Second 2015 Putnam County Passport Saturday

Date:               Saturday, September 26, 2015

Time:              9:00 am until 1:00 pm

Where:           Putnam County Clerk’s Office

                        40 Gleneida Avenue

                        Carmel, New York 10512