Hike Putnam – Guided Tours with Master Gardeners

Here in Putnam County there are so many beautiful natural places to explore. Numerous studies link walking in nature with improved mental and physical health, as well as stress relief. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County’s Master Gardener Volunteers will guide hikes on trails throughout the County beginning in May and running through September. Come learn more about natural heritage and discover the beauty of Putnam County.

These free, guided hikes will explore land-use, history, and invasive plants. On the second Saturday of each month (rain date the following Sunday) participants will embark together for a 1 ½ to 3 hour hike, depending on the location and the speed of the group. The tour guides will point out highlights along the way—describing the vegetation, invasive species, and wildlife, as well as historical significance of the area—in addition to answering questions from the audience.

The first hike, scheduled for May 13th, 10am to 12 Noon, will tour the Clearpool Model Forest in Kent, NY. This trail runs through one of four Watershed Ag Council teaching forests in the state which demonstrates forestry best-management practices. Highlights will include a scenic overlook of Boyd’s reservoir dam. This trail includes difficult and rocky slopes and runs about 2.5 miles with an elevation gain of 200 feet. Easy to moderate trails will be included later in the Hike Putnam schedule.

Though the hike is free, reservations are necessary; space is limited. For the complete Hike Putnam calendar and reservations, please visit Putnam County’s Cooperative Extension website: putnam.cce.cornell.edu/events. Youth under 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All hikers will need to sign a waiver. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County’s Master Gardener Volunteers in a healthy, stress-reducing activity in beautiful Putnam County.

Learn to Sew with 4-H

This exciting hands-on enrichment opportunity will offer information on understanding patterns, hand-stitching, machine stitching, and quilting.  Learn how to work on simple sewing projects.  Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Youth Development Program is offering the 6 week Thursday evening series, 6:30 to 8 pm, May 11th, to June 15th in Carmel.    (Address provided at registration)

This program is open to Putnam County Youth ages 9 and up with a registration fee of $45 for non 4-H members or a $15 fee for 4-H members.  A paid fee will hold the registration which is on a first come, first serve basis.  Sewing machine ownership is not required and prior participants are not eligible.  Please register online at putnam.cce.cornell.edu/events.  For additional information please call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 845-278-6738.

Dog Care and Basic Training with 4-H

An exciting hands-on enrichment opportunity will offer information on successful dog ownership including grooming, pet first aid, diet etc., in addition to basic dog handling and commands.  Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Youth Development Program is offering a 7 week Wednesday evening series, May 3rd, to June 14th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm in Carmel.    (Address provided at registration)

This program is open to Putnam County Youth ages 9 and up with a registration fee of $45 for non 4-H members or a $15 fee for 4-H members.  A paid fee will hold the registration which is on a first come, first serve basis.  Dog ownership is not required and prior participants are not eligible.  Please register online at putnam.cce.cornell.edu/events.  For additional information please call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 845-278-6738.

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

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!

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!

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

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

Children’s Expo & Public Safety Day to be held Saturday, September 16th

 

For more information on sponsorship opportunities contact MaryBeth Ross@putnamcountyny.gov or call       (845)808-1400.

Event Schedule

  • 11:30 United Martial Arts Centers Front of TOPS
  • 12:00 Songs by Belle Front of TOPS
  • 12:00 Balloons by Jocko Front of TOPS
  • 12:15 Jan Berlin’s Everything Animals Auditorium
  • 12:45 Seven Stars School of Performing Arts Front of TOPS
  • 1:00 Magic by Jocko Auditorium
  • 1:45 Songs by Belle Front of TOPS
  • 2:00 Belle’s Story Time and Sing-Along Auditorium
  • 2:30 Save the Children Prep Rally Auditorium

 

 

 

Fill the Truck – Carmel Rotary Annual Food Drive: April 29th and 30th

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