Entries by Brian K. Austin

PUTNAM VETERANS MUSEUM HOSTS WORLD WAR II VETERAN, 97, FORMER CARMEL RESIDENT Lt. Richard G. Hopkins, USN Ret. and Daughter Donate Treasures of Storied Military Service

PUTNAM VETERANS MUSEUM HOSTS WORLD WAR II VETERAN, 97, FORMER CARMEL RESIDENT Lt. Richard G. Hopkins, USN Ret. and Daughter Donate Treasures of Storied Military Service Carmel, NY, November 1, 2016 — Veterans and volunteers at the Putnam Veterans Museum recently hosted some very special guests.  World War II veteran Lt. Richard G. Hopkins, USN […]

Carmel Girl Scouts Junior Troop 1086 Learns About Government County Executive Helps Girl Scouts Earn “Inside Government” Junior Badge

Carmel Girl Scouts Junior Troop 1086 Learns About Government County Executive Helps Girl Scouts Earn “Inside Government” Junior Badge CARMEL, NY – On October 25, 2016, County Executive Odell visited Carmel Girl Scouts Junior Troop 1086 to talk with the girls about working in government. The scouts, ranging in age from seven to ten, were […]

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 […]

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 […]

Putnam County Welcomes Mentoring Day Participants

 Putnam County Welcomes Mentoring Day Participants Carmel, New York — Putnam County residents were given the opportunity to work at a job that interests them as CAREERS for People with Disabilities, Inc. (CAREERS) coordinated the fifth Annual Mentoring Day on October 25th. A collaboration with Putnam County Executive Mary Ellen Odell, the event pairs mentors from County […]

Cold and Flu Season Arrives: Antibiotics are not always the answer, warns health department

Cold and Flu Season Arrives: Antibiotics are not always the answer, warns health department BREWSTER, NY— As the cold and flu season swings into full gear, visits to doctors’ offices will undoubtedly rise. To receive the best care, patients as well as doctors should stay informed about proper use of antibiotics. Two studies this year […]

250 Flags Frame Lake Gleneida in Honor of Veterans Day Row of Honor Raises Funds and Gives Thanks to our Military Vets

250 Flags Frame Lake Gleneida in Honor of Veterans Day Row of Honor Raises Funds and Gives Thanks to our Military Vets Completing its fourth year, the Row of Honor continues a Putnam County tradition of respect and gratitude for those who have served in the military this Veterans Day. The Row of Honor is […]

Putnam County Golf Course/Jim Woods, PGA The Transformation of Putnam County Golf Course Putnam County Golf Course – One of a Kind

Putnam County Golf Course/Jim Woods, PGA The Transformation of Putnam County Golf Course Putnam County Golf Course – One of a Kind Having been a PGA Golf Professional for over 20 years I have never seen such a transformation as I have at Putnam County Golf Course (PCGC) over the past four years.  When I […]

The Sewing Group that meets at the Putnam Valley Friendship Center wanted to find a new idea to do something to give back to the community and they did!

The Sewing Group that meets at the Putnam Valley Friendship Center wanted to find a new idea to do something to give back to the community.  Since all of the seniors love their pets, an idea came into play.  In the past, this group has made many pillows which were given out during the holidays […]