rabiesclinicjuly9th

Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic Saturday July 9th at 10 a.m.

Brewster, NY-  Bring your dogs, cats and ferrets to a FREE rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, July 9,
from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sponsored by the Putnam County Department of Health, the clinic is being held at Hubbard Lodge, 2880 Route 9, Cold Spring, N.Y. and is open to all Putnam County residents.

Please bring photo ID as proof of Putnam County residency, as well as written proof of prior

rabies vaccination. Tags are not acceptable. If you do not have a written certificate documenting prior
rabies vaccination, your pet will receive a one-year rabies vaccine. All dogs must be leashed and
well-controlled and cats and ferrets must be in a carrier. An animal information/release form will be
available and can be completed at the clinic site. For more information and directions, please call the
Putnam County Department of Health at (845) 808-1390 ext. 43127.

Pet vaccination is important to protect your pets and prevent the spread of rabies, but the number-one reason for rabies treatments in Putnam County remains bat exposures. In warmer weather bats return to the local area and are more active and likely to get into homes. If you find a bat in your house, capture the bat and call the Putnam County Department of Health at (845) 808-1390. A staff person will assess your situation and if appropriate, arrange to test the bat for rabies, since this is the only way to avoid unnecessary treatment, a two-week series of shots. For more information about rabies and capturing a bat, visit the Putnam County website at http://www.putnamcountyny.com/health/communicable/ .

The mission of the Putnam County Department of Health is to improve and protect the health of our 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 our website at www.putnamcountyny.com/health; or visit our social media sites on Facebook at www.facebook.com/putnamhealth  and Twitter @PutnamHealthNY.

 

Saturday, July 9, 2016
10 am – 12 pm
at Hubbard Lodge
2880 Route 9
Cold Spring, NY 10516

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

 

nyfirearmslawsmeeting

NY FIREARM LAWS: WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW WILL HURT YOU… WHAT YOU WILL LEARN WILL PROTECT YOU! WEDNESDAY JUNE 29th 7 pm

NY FIREARM LAWS:

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW WILL HURT YOU… WHAT YOU WILL LEARN WILL PROTECT YOU!

Wednesday June 29th at 7pm

Paladin Center 39 Seminary Hill Rd. Carmel NY 10512

SPEAKERS & SPECIAL GUESTS:

  • PUTNAM COUNTY COURT JUDGE – Hon. James Rietz
  • PUTNAM COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY – Robert Tendy
  • PUTNAM COUNTY EXECUTIVE – Mary Ellen Odell
  • PUTNAM COUNTY CLERK – Michael Bartolotti
  • PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPT. REPRESENTATIVE
  • CARMEL POLICE DEPT. REPRESENTATIVE
  • CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE – Phil Oliva
  • NYS ASSEMBLY CANDIDATE – Kevin Byrne
  • NYS RIFLE & PISTOL PRESIDENT – Tom King

Attendees will include: County & Town Legislators and Candidates for various Government Offices.

SPONSORED BY:

PUTNAM COUNTY FIREARM OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.

RSVP Name, Phone # & number of people attending to:

Marilyn.PCFOA@gmail.com

Coffee, soda, water & pastries will be provided to attendees

Note: Due to privacy concerns of those attending, any audio or video taping of this meeting is prohibited without advance approval by the PCFOA board of directors. Written application to video tape or record any portion of this meeting may be made to the PCFOA Media Representative:   Marilyn.PCFOA@gmail.com

 

HIV

PCDOH Offers Free HIV Testing on June 27

PCDOH Offers Free HIV Testing on June 27

BREWSTER, NY—National HIV Testing Day is an annual event to encourage people of all ages to “Take the Test, Take Control.” Nearly 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention in Atlanta, and approximately one in eight of them do not know they are infected.

“Early diagnosis allows us to begin treatment promptly,” said Michael Nesheiwat, MD, Putnam County’s Interim Commissioner of Health. “This can make a big difference in the patient’s outcome and can help limit the spread of the virus.”

To encourage HIV testing, the Putnam County Department of Health, in partnership with Hudson Valley Community Services and Planned Parenthood, will be offering free rapid HIV testing and counseling at three sites in Putnam County on Monday, June 27: Health Department, 1 Geneva Road, Brewster, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; a mobile testing van at Putnam Family & Community Services, 1816 Route 6, in Carmel, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and a testing van at Hudson Valley Community Services, 46 Oscawana Lake Road, in Putnam Valley, from 12 noon to 5 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 2014, 22 percent of all new HIV diagnoses were among youth aged 13 to 24 years of age. However, 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 2012, people aged 55 and older accounted for 24 percent of those living with HIV infection in the U.S.

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. While safe sex is considered primary prevention, early diagnosis is called “secondary prevention” in public health terms, and early diagnosis saves lives too. Unfortunately, older Americans are more likely than youth to be diagnosed with HIV infection later in the course of their disease, which means delayed treatment, possibly more immune-system damage and shorter survival.

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.

4h

Putnam County 4-H Fair is coming in July!

Putnam County 4-H Fair

2016 FAIR DATES: JULY 29-31

The Putnam County 4-H Fair is a 3-day weekend of fun and learning for everyone.

Enjoy talented local musicians and dancers.  Have fun with games, crafts and animal exhibits.  Experience a country fair with an old-fashioned flair- the Putnam County 4-H Fair!

Relax at the Shady Grove Theater, listen to talented artists, both youth and adult, amateur and professional.

Win a ribbon! Enter your photography, quilt, baked goods, great vegetables and crafts for displaying in the big exhibit building. You don’t have to be a member of 4-H to enter.

Stop by the Master Gardener Plant Sale! Master Gardeners always have a colorful display of perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs for sale.  Master Gardeners are on hand to answer your gardening questions.

Bid and win tools, paintings, antique farm equipment, patio furniture and more at the Country Auction, Saturday at 3pm.

Experience Tony’s World of Science and Magic. Be curious or be skeptical, but you will definitely be amazed. Where is Tony? Just follow the sounds of children laughing.

That’s not all: Pet Shows, Food, Face Painting, Games, Civil War and Revolutionary War Encampments, Putnam History, Horse Demos, Chicken Barbecue, Fishing Contest and more!

Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park, 201 Gipsy Trail Rd., Carmel, NY 10512

FREE ADMISSION!  FREE PARKING!

Only dogs pre-registered for the dog show are allowed on the Fairgrounds.

Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County

hudsonvalleyshakesfest

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is back for its 30th year

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is back for its 30th year on the grounds of Boscobel in Garrison, just a short ride from the Village of Cold Spring. Performances begin in June and tickets are available online. Please visit http://hvshakespeare.org/ to find out more!

 

boatauction

Lake Carmel Park District Boat Action April 30th

boatauction

Plant sale

The Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County will host a plant Sale on Saturday May 14th

The Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County will host a plant Sale on Saturday May 14th in the parking area in front of our office at 1 Geneva Road, off route 312, Brewster between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm.

The sale features heirloom and hybrid vegetable selected by Master Gardeners for Putnam County gardens. Carefully chosen tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and other popular vegetable seedlings are available singly or in two packs so you can try a few varieties. You’ll also find garden favorites like annuals and herbs.  Master Gardener volunteers offer tough perennials and beautiful shrubs chosen to thrive in Putnam County. A selection of unusual summer-flowering bulbs will round out your colorful garden.

What makes our plant sale different? Master Gardeners are on hand to answer your questions about planning, nurturing, and harvesting, so you’ll be sure to have a successful gardening season. Free soil pH tests will get you off to a good start: bring a two-cup sample of your garden soil in a clean container. Don’t forget to stop and peruse our favorite tools, gardening gloves, soaps, hand-crafted hyper tufa planting pots and other select garden gear.

Beauty and the Bees: Native plants for happy pollinators

Come to our Native Plant sales area and information booth and find out how you can make our ecosystem healthier. Learn about native plants and their importance to bees, butterflies and other pollinators. We’ll have trees shrubs and perennials for your bee-friendly backyard. Bring the kids!

Plant sale will be held rain or shine!