Cold Spring Site Added to Health Department’s “Caught-in-the-Act” Contest on America Recycles Day

BREWSTER, NY— By popular demand, a third location—FoodTown in Cold Spring—has been added to the Caught-in-the-Act” Contest, commemorating America Recycles Day. From 2 to 4 p.m., on November 22, the recycling coordinator from the health department will be looking again for residents who recycle and rewarding them with a free reusable shopping bag, and social media recognition for their efforts.

Plastic film is everywhere. Store “carry-out” bags are made of it. Beverage cases are shrink-wrapped in it. Newspapers are delivered curbside in it, and unfortunately most is not recycled. The Putnam County Department of Health is trying to change that.

On Tuesday, November 15, the recycling coordinator will be at Acme Supermarket, 149 Route 6 in Mahopac, in the morning from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Afternoon hours will be DeCicco & Sons, 50 Independent Way in Brewster from 2 to 4 p.m.,

Less than one percent of plastic bags are being recycled, and the health department has been working with stores in the county that are required by law to accept plastic films. All large retail stores, or chains with more than five smaller stores, must participate. Currently there are 25 drop-off locations in Putnam County, including Home Depot, Acme, and Kohl’s in Brewster, and Foodtown in Cold Spring. A complete list is posted online at the PCDOH website.

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.

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MEDICARE  OPEN  ENROLLMENT  IS  HERE – October 15 – December 7, 2016

 

This is the time of year that all people with Medicare can make changes to their health and prescription drug plans with new coverage to begin January, 2017.

Medicare Advantage Disenrollment – January 1, 2017 through February 14, 2017:  if you are in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you can leave your plan and switch to Original Medicare.  If you switch to Original Medicare during this time, you will have until February 14, 2017 to join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (regardless of whether you had previous coverage).

“Special Enrollment Periods” (SEP):  You can make changes to your Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug coverage when certain events happen in your life.  These changes are called “Special Enrollment Periods”.

2017 Medicare Insurance Plan Information Packetswill be mailed out the first week of October.  The packets include:    2017 Medicare Advantage Plan information, NYS Medigap/Supplement Plan information, 2017 Medicare Part D Plan information, tip sheets, income eligibility for EPIC, Social Security extra help and the Medicare Savings Program.  For health insurance information and counseling & assistance, contact Lynn Hill, OSR HIICAP Coordinator at 845-808-1700 ext. 47115 to have a packet mailed to you or to schedule an appointment.  Or for more information, call 1-800-MEDICARE.               hiicap-2017 – flyer

NOW IT IS their TURN TO LISTEN Putnam County Veterans Task Force 4th Annual Legislative Forum

NOW IT IS their TURN TO LISTEN
Putnam County Veterans Task Force 4th Annual
Legislative Forum
We have invited elected officials
Who are On the
National, State & County levels
We ask you to join us at the TOPS Center
To support Veterans legislation and issues
Being Presented to those who make the laws
November 17, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Donald B. Smith Campus
Bureau of Emergency Services Auditorium

112 Old Route 6. Carmel, NY 10512

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Recycling Reaps Rewards: Health Department Holds “Caught-in-the-Act” Contest on America Recycles Day

Recycling Reaps Rewards:

Health Department Holds “Caught-in-the-Act” Contest on America Recycles Day

BREWSTER, NY— Plastic film is everywhere. Store “carry-out” bags are made of it. Beverage cases are shrink-wrapped in it. Newspapers are delivered curbside in it, and unfortunately most is not recycled. The Putnam County Department of Health is trying to change that. On Tuesday, November 15, America Recycles Day, the department is holding a “Caught-in-the-Act” Contest.

From 10 a.m. to 12 noon and then again from 2 to 4 p.m., the recycling coordinator from the health department will be looking for residents who recycle and rewarding them with a free reusable shopping bag, and social media recognition for their efforts. The morning session will take place at Acme Supermarket, 149 Route 6 in Mahopac, and the afternoon hours will be spent at DeCicco & Sons, 50 Independent Way in Brewster.

“We are launching this campaign because most people are unaware you can recycle these plastic film items,” says County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “Curbside recycling does not include them. Instead they must be brought to a drop-off location. But it’s the responsible and civic thing to do—for your family and your community.”

“Less than one percent of plastic bags are being recycled,” continues Interim Health Commissioner Michael J. Nesheiwat, MD. “It may take a bit of extra effort in the beginning, but only until it becomes more routine. And it makes a positive impact on our environment.”

The health department has been working with stores in the county that are required by law

to accept plastic films. All large retail stores, or chains with more than five smaller stores, must participate. Currently there are 25 drop-off locations in Putnam County, including Home Depot, Acme, and Kohl’s in Brewster, and at Foodtown in Cold Spring. A complete list is posted online at the PCDOH website.

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.

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Full Volume Test for Indian Point Sirens Set for Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Entergy is conducting a full-volume test of the Indian Point siren system in Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties on Wednesday, November 9th at 10:30 AM.
During the test the sirens will sound for four minutes. WHUD Radio (100.7 FM) will test the Emergency Alert System immediately following the siren test.

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PUTNAM ARTS COUNCIL FALL CLASSES BEGINNING SOON!

FALL CLASSES BEGINNING !!!!!!

EXPLORE THE ARTS WITH US

Don’t miss your chance to take a 6 week class in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, clay, Marvel & DC cartooning, the artist’s notebook, yoga, tap, Pilates, and Taijiquan!

NEW for kids this session:    FUN Friday workshops
(sign up for one, two, three or four) and more!

Private lessons in the performing arts for all ages
include acting, piano, audition prep & voice.

Go to:  putnamartscouncil.org for a complete list of all the fall classes, events, opportunities, and to sign up for adult, teen, and kid classes NOW!
Classes offered days, evenings, and afterschool.

Call us at:  845-803-8622

Visit us @ www.putnamartscouncil.com
for details and to register


CLASSES BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER SIGN UP ASAP!

Putnam Arts Council
Belle Levine Art Center
PO box 156
521 Kennicut Hill Rd
Mahopac, NY   10541

Amazing Fall Events at the Putnam County Golf Course!

Craving a great get away Locally in Putnam County filled with music, food and fun?

Join us at the Putnam County Golf course!

October 8th

OKTOBERFEST Featuring

The Amish Outlaws

$29.00 Per Person plus tax

Doors Open at 6:00PM
Band Starts at 8:00PM

Rain or Shine Event

October 14th

FREESTYLE LEGENDS

Hosted by Homestyle Caterers and Fever Records

Judy Torres, TKA K7, Music By Dan the Man, Union Disc DJ’s

$50.00 Per Person, plus tax

Doors Open at 8:00PM

Indoor Event

Putnam County Youth Bureau is offering “FREE” Adventure Camp Program at Camp Herrlich. Slots are still available for kids, ages 9-15 years old.

Putnam County Youth Bureau is offering “FREE” Adventure Camp Program at Camp Herrlich.
Slots are still available for kids, ages 9-15 years old.
It is an opportunity for kids to build leadership skills through various activities, such as team building exercises and outdoor adventures.

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SummerARTtot For Pre-K artist Ages 2,3, and 4

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