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eventfuFebruary Putnam County Edition

2012

Time to Party!

Valentine

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Letter from the Publisher

One of our new Eventful contests

beginning this month will put our

readers’ recipes to the test to see who

has the tastiest chicken dish. See page

6 for how to enter.

Th e February issue also serves as

your guide to planning a party. While

this may not be the easiest task, these

days we have far more options to personalize

our parties and have a blast

while doing it. Check out our party

planning pages for tips and ideas.

As we all know, we gain an extra

day in February because it is a leap

year. Historically, February 29 is the

one day every four years that women

have been known to pop the question

and propose marriage to their man.

If any of our Eventful ladies are planning

to do so, I want to hear about it!

For all of our readers in love, we have

a great gift guide for all stages of dating

and marriage.

As always, I welcome your feedback

at Rebecca@eventfulmagazine

.com.

Happy reading!

Sincerely,

Rebecca Bertoldi

Publisher

On the Cover

A party dessert spread

from Sweet Boutique

(see page 5)

Photo by Nicole Gallagher

eventful

table of contents

february 2012

features

Time to Party

Party Planning p. 7

Choosing a Venue p. 8

Hosting an In-Home Party p. 9

Valentine Gifts p. 20

Special Putnam Bicentennial Section p. 15

departments & columns

Restaurants & Reviews p. 4

Hit the Spot: Date Night Dining

Who’s Got It?: Cupcakes

Donna’s Dishes: Hors d’oeuvres

Happy Home p. 11

Home Party Transformations

Be Eventful p. 12

Dead End Band

Theater and the Arts p. 13

Vagina Monologues

Outdoors p. 14

Ice Skating

Sports p. 23

Business Beat p. 26

Just 4 Fun Entertainment

Brewster Pastry

Community p. 27

Eventful Rewind p. 29

Community Calendar p. 30


estaurants & reviews

HIT THE SPOT: Date Night Dining

Story & Photos

by Nicole Gallagher

All my life I have fi rmly believed

in letting the professionals

do their job. I know what I

can do, but also know when to

pass the baton to the experts. I

don’t cut my own hair, I don’t

fi x my own car nor do I clean

my own oil burner. But I do

know how to cook, so when it

comes to Valentine’s Day I always

have the same dilemma:

dine at home or dine out?

Having young children nowadays,

I have taken a pass on

the date night out, opting instead

for something prepared

at home, because sometimes

February 14 menus tend to be

infl ated and I feel more rushed

to get in and get out before the

next set of lovers are seated.

Th at said, here is why I plan

on heading out with my hubby

this year. I am letting the professionals

do their job. I have found that a

positive experience in restaurant dining is

proven to be “worth a sitter” and can change

my mind about dining out.

Th e experience of dining out is simply superb

when the stars align; when

a timely dinner is served on

time, tastes scrumptious, and

is something other than what I

would create at home, without

a killer price tag. Th is leads me

to some of the top selections for

you and your “lover” this Valentine’s

day.

Terrace Club: Casual, sophisticated

American dining

located at 825 South Lake Blvd.

in Mahopac. Price range: $$up.

Full bar options include a

wonderful selection of wines.

Waterfront dining with indoor

accommodations that provide

beautiful lake views. When the

meal is done, the fun has just

begun. Th e Terrace Club has

been known to rock the night

away, taking an ordinary dinner

date to the next level. Th e crew

at the Terrace Club is serving

Olives

up extra love this Valentine’s day. Visit www

.theterraceclubrestaurant.com to fi nd out

more. Reservations highly suggested. Call

845-621-5200.

Olives: A Mediterranean food experience

located at 551 Route 6 in Mahopac.

Price range: $$-up. Full bar

and microbrew options can

seduce even the most passionate

“brewmeister”; that will

only wet your whistle for this

most eclectic cuisine. Sit down

and take out available. Special

dinner seatings are available

on Valentine’s Day. Call 845-

628-6070 or visit www.olivesny

.com. Reservations suggested.

Marco, A Restaurant: Eclectic

new American dining,

located at 98 East Lake Blvd.

in Mahopac. Price range: $$up.

While the menu changes

monthly to take advantage of

the season, the service and dedication

of the staff and owner

does not. Marco’s off ers prime

beef steaks, wild game and fresh

seafood. Th e cozy restaurant

off ers a date night feel to your

dining experience. Full bar options.

For more info, call 845-

621-1648 or visit www.marcoarestaurant

.com. Reservations suggested.

Ramiro’s 954: Unique Latin bistro, located

at 954 Route 6 in Mahopac. Price range: $$up.

Call 845-621-3333 or visit www.ramiro

restaurant.com. Reservations suggested.

Riverview: Contemporary

American restaurant, located at

45 Fair St. in Cold Spring. Price

range: $$-up. Th e facility offers

spectacular Hudson River

views. Call 845-265-4778 or

visit www.riverdining.com.

Rraci's Ristorante: Italian

cuisine, located at 3670 Route 6

in Brewster. Price range: $$-up.

Full bar options. Reservations

suggested. Call 845-278-6695 or

visit www.rracisrestaurant.com.

Valentina’s: Italian restaurant,

located at 4 Church St.

in Carmel. Th ey off er a small,

intimate dining setting. Price

range: $$-up. Call 845-228-

9655. Reservations suggested.

We encourage you to submit

your suggestions. Share your favorite

local eatery with Nicole at

gallagher@eventfulmagazine

.com.

Terrace Club

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WHO’S GOT IT?

By Nicole Gallagher

Gourmet cupcakes are very trendy this

2012 party season and they aren’t just for

kids anymore. Now you can fi nd a huge

selection of these individual puff ed perfections

very close to home. Whatever

your party needs are, know that Putnam

County has some great bakers with new

ideas and perfected favorites. You can

also turn to gourmet cupcake displays as

centerpieces; artfully displayed they can

be the icing on the cupcake.

Brewster Pastry: 1620 Route 22,

Brewster 845-278-2555. www.brewster

pastryshop.com.

Scrumptious: 66 Gleneida Ave., Carmel.

845-306-7227. www.scrumptious

incarmel.com

Cupcakes

Sweet Boutique

Th is shop bakes up everything

from cookies to cupcakes,

cakes, pies, tarts, cake pops, dipped

fruit, and a wide variety of other delectable

treats, made to order for any occasion.

Order today! Call 845-803-3718,

email sweetboutique.jd@gmail.com or

visit www.MySweet-Boutique.com.

Th e Cupcake Shoppe:

42 Oak Ridge Circle,

Mahopac. 914-720-

6369. Off ering a wide

variety of cupcakes and

caters to any event.

Th e Flour Girls: Serving

Westchester and Putnam. Th ey bake

and bring whatever you are looking

for to your next party. Visit www.face

book.com/Th eFlourGirlsNY or email

thefl ourgirlsny@aol.com.

Attention Brewster

Families & Foodies

Coming

Soon!

restaurants & reviews

& Other

Treats

512 Clock Tower

Commons

Brewster, NY

Can’t Wait?

Dine at our Mahopac

Location at

151 Bryant Pond Rd.

Mahopac NY 10541

(845) 526-1111

www.151Grill.com

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estaurants & reviews

Hors d’Oeuvres

By Donna Massaro

Hors d’oeuvre … a funny little word

created by the French in 1714. It means

“apart from the main work.” Also

known as appetizers, starters and in

some kitchens, amuse-bouche. Th ese

are all foods that are served before

the main meal, usually small and bitesized,

complementing the main course.

One of the fi rst hors d’oeuvres served

in France consisted of sea urchins,

cockles and sturgeon. I decided not

to pass along the sea urchin recipe; it

just didn’t fi t my theme. I couldn’t fi nd

much history or any interesting stories

to tell you about the hors d’oeuvre, so I

decided to give you a few diff erent recipes

and ideas. I would start with three

Steak Crostini

• Filet mignon, cooked medium rare

• Italian bread

• Olive oil

• Horseradish

• Mayonnaise

• Salt & pepper

Slice the bread, drizzle with olive oil

and top with a piece of meat.

Mix horseradish with mayonnaise, salt

and pepper and add a dollop on top of

the steak.

to four selections if you are

having a sit-down dinner. On

the other hand, if it is a cocktail

party, fi ve to six would be suffi

cient. You can easily search

the Web for diff erent ideas.

Or, you can take some of your

favorite family recipes and make

them smaller. I once made penne a

la vodka and bought plastic 2 oz. cups

that I fi lled with approximately 3-4

pieces of penne and served them with

a mini fork. Th ey were a huge hit. Presentation

is everything, so fi nd some

cute and interesting serving platters,

use edible fl owers and think outside of

the box. Two of my favorites that I have

to have at every party are deviled eggs

Tuna Sliders

• Canned tuna in water

• Peanuts (put in a ziplock and

crush with a spoon … yell a little

to release any tension)

• Shredded carrot

• Minced onion

• Mayonnaise

• Salt & pepper

Form all ingredients into small patties

and cook on high heat about 2-3 minutes

each side. Serve on a toasted bun with tomatoes,

pickles and mayo.

Donna's

dishes

and bruschetta. So easy and simple and

delicious! And, you can get creative

with the ingredients you choose. Try

this: Sliders. You can do beef, tuna or

veggie. My last tip: invite a chef to your

cocktail party. Cheers!

Veggie Burger Sliders

• Black beans

• Cannellini beans

• Corn

• Peas

• Salt & pepper

• Bread crumbs

Mix all of this in your food processor

and form into patties. Cook 2-3 minutes

on each side and serve on a toasted bun

with whatever toppings you like.

Winning Dishes Recipe Contest

Enter to

Win a $100

DeCicco's

Gift Card

February Food Focus: Chicken

It's simple: Submit your favorite chicken recipe online or at DeCicco's

Family Market in Brewster and you are automatically entered to win a

$100 Gift Card to DeCicco's.

The Eventful food staff will choose three finalists, who will prepare their

dishes for the judges. Each finalist receives a gift bag.

Enter your recipe at www.eventfulmagazine.com today!

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It’s no secret that none of us really enjoys

planning, aside from the few that

get excited to work out the details before

a trip, move, or any other extensive

project that requires a good deal of thought

or action. We know where we’re going, but

we don’t necessarily want to go through all

the steps to get there.

Th ere’s no better satisfaction, however,

than putting something together that both

you and others can enjoy — a party. From

birthdays to anniversaries, engagements to

weddings, parties give us a chance to celebrate

life as it unfolds before us. And let’s

be serious here, you don’t need a specifi c

purpose or special occasion to get your

party on with friends and family.

While the organizing a party may be the

most fun kind of planning, it may seem

daunting or overwhelming when you fi rst

start the process. Decorations? Food? Favors?

Th ere’s much to consider when hosting

a party, but if you abide by the following

tips, you’ll be getting down with your

bad self before you know it.

Breathing room: Give yourself some

time to gather exactly what you need before

the set date of your party. Nothing spells

s-t-r-e-s-s than running around a day or

two prior to your party, leaving you with

little or no time to get decorations and

food in order. You don’t need too much

time before the date or else you’ll get lost

in the minutia — aft er you set a date and

compile a game plan, give yourself about

a week to get everything in order. It will

Party Planning

Perfection

give you an opportunity to get things

done in a timely fashion, but won’t force

you to pull your hair out a day before your

guests arrive.

Game plan: Th e best parties have a

pre-arranged plan. Figure out what kind

of party it will be (kids or adults?), what

kind of food you’ll have (homemade or catered?),

where you’ll be hosting it (home

or venue?) and if you need to stay within

a specifi c budget (lavish or modest?). Th is

will make the week or so you need to get

everything in order much easier. By mapping

out exactly what you need, you’re less

likely to forget a crucial element needed to

make your party the bash of the year.

Specifi c theme: Selecting a theme reiterates

the fact that you need to plan ahead

of time. Th ough not all parties require

one, a theme will off er you inspiration in

selecting food, decorations, invitations

and party favors. If your party is during a

specifi c time of year,

use the weather, the

holiday or the season

to motivate your selections.

Having this

concentrated focus

will make party planning

a no-brainer for

those prone to procrastination.

Simple specs:

While you’ll want to

dazzle your guests

with your party-

By Kerry Barger

planning perfection, remember that sometimes

simple goes a long way. As far as decorations

and food is concerned, you’ll want

to stick to simple designs and tastes so you

can please a broad range of guests. Instead

of slaving away in the kitchen the day of

your party, stand by the fact that fi nger

foods and hors d’oeurves will satisfy your

guests’ hunger. Simple table arrangements

will go a far way, as you want to remove

as much clutter as possible. Remember, it’s

not how much you have, necessarily, but

how much variety you put forth.

Party on: Don’t forget to have a great

time. Like we said before, don’t get lost in

the minutia of hosting a party. If you enjoy

the party-planning process, you’ll more

than likely enjoy the party itself. Don’t

sweat the small stuff , and if you put forth

your best eff orts, your guests will see and

appreciate all you’ve done to give them a

memorable evening.

Dine with Your Valentine

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Amuse, Appetizer,

Entree and Dessert

w/ Glass of Champagne

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Available the evenings of Sat. Feb. 11,

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845.621.5200

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5 Tips for Choosing a Party Venue

By Chereese Jervis-Hill

1. Homework — Take some time to prepare,

and really think about what's important

to you and your guests. Write down what's a

"must have" for you, i.e., parking, a separate

room for a cocktail reception, garden view,

etc., and be sure to have this list on hand

when you visit each site.

2. Service, Service, Service — How

accommodating is the venue from

the first phone call? How was the staff

when you visited the venue? Did you

have their complete attention? Pay attention

to all of this, as these are

clues to how the service is going

to be. Don't take this stuff for

granted.

3. Must See Three! — The first

place you visited was perfect and

it has everything you want, and

you're ready to sign on the dotted

line ... no no no! Visit at least

three venues and write down

the pros and cons for each, then

compare all three. You'll thank

me later!

Finding the

Perfect

Invitation

Has Never Been Easier!

Events To Remember, a boutique full-service event

planning & management company, ready to exceed

your expectations with our full line of invitations.

If you're looking for a reason to party, we guarantee

to have an invitation for whatever the occasion:

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Sweet Sixteen

Milestone Birthday

Chereese Jervis-Hill, President

(914) 396-7664 www.eventsremember.com

4. How’s the Flow? — When you walk in

there is a nice open foyer. OK, where's the

check-in table going to go, where's the coat

check room, where are the restrooms? Remember

to think about the flow and does

it work for you and your guests. Make sure

you visit the rest rooms, see how clean they

are. Take note of how many stalls are available,especially

if

you're having

a large

number of

guests. It

Consider The Mansion at Colonial Terrace for your next party.

www.colonialterracecaterers.com

Wedding

Baby Shower

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amazes me how many people do not check

the restrooms.

5. Show Me the Money — Your venue

along with food and beverages will be the largest

chunk of your budget. Remember to keep

in mind the extras when looking at the venue

costs. You might find a flat rate venue that includes

nothing but the space, but then you have

to rent tables, chairs, linens, flatware, caterer,

staff, etc.; in the end, it might not be as cost effective

as a place that’s all-inclusive. Don’t be

afraid to ask for upgrades (premium alcohol,

celebration cake, candy bar) — there’s lots of

competition out there, and you just might get it

if they want your business bad enough.

Too much work for you? No worries!

We have a great Venue Research

Package for you at Events To Remember.

“Let Us Coordinate, While You

Celebrate!”

Chereese Jervis-Hill is president &

founder of Events To Remember, a

boutique full-service event planning

& management company located in

Cortlandt Manor. Visit www.Events

Remember.com or call 914-396-7664.

Party

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Hosting an

In-Home Party

By Faith Ann Butcher

When I was young, hosting a Tupperware

Party was all the rage and the

cabinets in my family’s kitchen were over

fl owing with the plastic containers.

Almost thirty years later, many

direct market businesses now use

the party model to achieve success.

Hosting a home party is really

easy and you and your guests can

have a lot of fun. It provides a great

“night-in” alternative to a night

out on the town. Typically the host

will invite some people over and

will provide a few refreshments.

Entertaining the partygoers,

which can be considered the hardest

part of holding an event, is the

responsibility of the company representative.

Th e evening is fi lled with games

and samples. Attendees can relax, try out

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As an added bonus, since hosts are

agreeing to open up their homes and invite

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With so many businesses following the

straight-to-the-shopper approach, if you

are planning to host a home

party for a few of your friends

you can choose the product

show that is just right for you.

North American Refi nery,

which has offi ces in Ossining

and Tarrytown, has revamped

the in-home party experience

so that everyone who attends

the party walks away with cash.

Rather than selling anything,

Matthew Gullotta, the owner

of NAR, buys old, broken, unmatched

and unwanted gold,

silver, and platinum from the

partygoers on the spot. He

will go to parties throughout the tri-

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Hosting an In-Home Party, Con't

state area. Visit NAR at

nargoldparty.com.

A popular choice is to

host a beauty party that

is led by a Mary Kay representative.

Facials and

makeovers might take you

back to the old slumber

party days, but this time

you have someone who

has been trained guiding

you through the steps.

Learn about your skin type

and what works for you as an

individual from a Mary Kay

consultant like Kristan De-

Grazio (914-357-3105), who

will teach you all about skin

care. If you are curious about

the latest makeup trends or

just looking to rev up your current look,

consider hosting an evening of cosmetic

fun that includes taking before and aft er

photos.

Partygoers can fi nd the perfect pair

of jeans at denim parties held by Vault

Beauty

Book Your In-Home Party

to Learn about Care

and Color for Your Skin

Call Kristan for a Free Individual

Skin Care/Color Consultation

Business Gifts for All Budgets

Bridal/Prom/Special Occasion Make-Up

for Busy People

Call Today! 914-357-3105

Kristan DeGrazio Independent Beauty Consultant

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Jesse’s Sweet Boutique

Tasty Creations for All Occasions

Cupcakes s Cakes s Cookies s Pies s Cake Pops

Bars s Parfaits s Pastry Pops s Dipped Fruit

845-803-3718

sweetboutique.jd@gmail.com

www.MySweet-Boutique.com

Call Kristan DeGrazio today to book your Mary Kay party.

Thirty-One

Gifts

Denim (vaultdenim.com)

or candles with a PartyLite

candle party (partylite.com).

If you are looking to indulge

in some good food without

having to dwell on the calories,

have a Guiltless Soiree

(guiltlesssoiree.com), and

have Allison Stowell help you

create a healthy social atmosphere.

Adult-themed intimacy

and romance parties

brought to you by Passion

Parties (passionparties

.com) also provide great

bonding experiences.

Try a party fi lled with stylish,

aff ordable purses and

totes. Host a Th irty-One party

or become an at-home consultant. Products

range from signature purses to storage

solutions for people of all ages. Have a party

and get your life organized. Visit www

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Transforming Your Home

into the Picture-Perfect Party

By Faith Ann Butcher

Sometimes the best venue for hosting

a party is your home. With a few tricks

you can transform your day-to-day living

space into the perfect setting for

your party.

Consider the Number of Guests

You want to make sure that your guests

do not feel like they’re in a can of sardines,

so it’s important to make sure you

have enough room. Rearranging furniture

or putting excess furniture in a spare

room are easy ways to make a room more

spacious.

Another idea is to bring the party

outdoors. Host a backyard party that is

as informal as a family barbecue or as

formal as a wedding. If you are worried

about the weather, rent an event tent

from Cartwright & Daughters (845-225-

9200) in Carmel or online at rentaparty

.com. Cartwright has tents that are not

only great to use during the warm weather

months, they also can provide heaters

and walls, which makes for a great venue

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e eventfl

No Dead Ends for Local High School Band

By Nicole Gallagher

Greg Tock, Jason Milohnic,

Matthew Jacklett, Alec Laguna

and Amanda Ayala are

normal ninth-grade students

at Mahopac High School

getting geared up for a pizza

night with friends.

But there's a twist. Pizza

night on Saturday, March

24, is going to be in New

York City, serving as a preparty

before this young

rock-n-roll band hits its

fi nal Bleecker St. destination

at Th e Bitter End, one

of New York's oldest rock

clubs in the heart of Greenwich Village.

Th e Dead End will be live on stage as they

perform on the same platform as such

notables as Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Harry

Chapin, Stevie Wonder, Woody Allen, Les

Paul, Neil Diamond, Th e Charlie Daniels

Patterson Little League

Spring 2012 Registration

For Boys and Girls 4 - 16

Saturday, Feb. 4th, 11-2

Saturday, Feb. 25th, 11-2

at Patterson Recreation Center

Who is eligible to sign up?

Any Boy or girl who is a resident of the town of Patterson

(Residents paying Patterson property taxes). Divisions

are determined by a child’s age as of April 30th 2012.

Four-year-olds must be age 4 by 12/31/2011. Participation

by fi ve- and six-year-old players MUST BE restricted

to Tee Ball only. Seven- and eight-year-old players

may play tee ball or move up to instructional division

providing they pass an evaluation.

If you have any questions regarding registration,

leave a message on the Patterson Little League Hotline

845-279-1122 or visit www.pattersonlittleleague.com

Band, Pete Seeger, Carly Simon, Sarah

McLachlan, Bette Midler, America, James

Taylor and countless others.

Dead End performs cover songs of

many of these bands and can't wait to take

in the total experience of playing where

these vintage performers once played.

Th is Mahopac-based band

has plans of packing a bus

full of loyal Putnam County

fans on Saturday, March 24,

at 1 p.m. to experience something

most performers only

dream of. Aft er a quick stop

for pizza, they will continue

on to a 7 p.m. performance.

Dead End has written a few

originals, which they will

play that night, plus some

cover songs. For their originals,

vocalist Amanda Ayala

writes the lyrics, and the

boys write the music. Th ey

will have 45 minutes of stage

time. Admission to Th e Bitter End is $5.

Th e bus trip, including pizza and soda, is

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theater & the arts

V-Day, Front-and-Center at The Freight House

By Kerry Barger

Sexuality and violence against women

almost seem to be taboo in today’s mainstream

culture, hush-hush talk saved for

after-dinner talk. Through the help of

V-Day, however, the topics have been

catapulted to the forefront of community

discussion, with a wider awareness

of women and the way they should be

treated.

A global activist moment, V-Day —

where the “V” stands for Victory, Valentine

and Vagina — promotes creative

events and benefit performances to

increase awareness about these issues.

According to the organization’s website,

V-Day “distributes funds to grassroots,

national and international organizations

and programs that work to stop violence

against women and girls” via the money

raised by these events and programs.

In celebration of women and the

awareness that comes with bringing



























these issues front and center, the Freight

House Café on Route 6 in Mahopac will

host a three-night presentation of “The

Vagina Monologues,” a series of readings

about real women and the issues they

face, both good and bad, on a daily basis.

At 8 p.m. Feb. 10 and 11, and at 2 p.m. on

Feb. 12, the café will spotlight the monologues

with readings from a variety of

women from the community.

“It’s an eclectic group; we have a café

owner, we have a massage therapist, we

have a nurse — we have a very diverse

group of women of all ages reading that

weekend,” Freight House owner and

event organizer Donna Massaro said.

Massaro hosted a series of trial readings

for women interested in reading one

of the monologues that appear in Eve

Ensler’s play, “The Vagina Monologues.”

Ninety percent of the funds raised

will go toward the Putnam/Northern

Westchester Women’s Resource Center.

The other 10 per-

cent will go to V-

Day.

“Every year, V-

Day chooses a different

organization

to send the money

to, and this year

they’ve chosen the

women of Haiti,”

Massaro said.

Years ago, Massaro

and her

mother attended

a Vagina Monologues

reading

during Valentine’s

Day weekend, a

time of year typical

for these events.

While living in

Tahoe three years

ago, Massaro participated

in a reading

and hoped to

one day organize

her own V-Day

celebration.

“[My mother

and I] were so

moved by the performance,” Massaro

said. “And then I got the opportunity

while living in Tahoe, and I really wanted

to step outside of my comfort zone and

perform it.”

“The Vagina Monologues” are more

about the subject of women in regards

to their own battle with sexuality rather

than the actual anatomical part. Massaro

admits that one’s initial perception of

the readings tend to be a bit apprehensive

— but in essence, the monologues

are to raise awareness, and are open to all

members of the community.

“It’s a good girls’ night out, it’s for men

and women,” Massaro said. “We’re going

to laugh together, we’re going to cry together

and we’re going to learn together.

I get choked up every time I talk about it,

it’s amazing.”

With limited tickets available, the

public can attend the readings at $25

per ticket, or $35 entrance fee for those

who’d like wine and cheese. Walk-ins are

not permitted to attend.

To purchase tickets or to find more information

about the performance, call

the Freight House Café at 845-628-1872

or email Donna Massaro at thefreight

housecafe@yahoo.com.

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outdoors

Yes, Virginia, There is Skating in Putnam

By Marty Collins

As this mild winter progresses, it’s interesting

to note (and perhaps hard to believe)

that during the mid to late 1800s,

Putnam County was a major participant

in a once thriving ice harvesting business.

Residents would wait for the temperatures

to drop and the Hudson River

and area ponds and lakes to freeze before

traipsing out onto inches-thick ice

that they would cut into blocks and haul

to shore on strong flat sleds often pulled

by teams of men or horses. The ice was

stored in area ice houses and shipped by

boat or rail to distribution centers. From

there, the ice traveled to such exotic destinations

as India and the Caribbean, as

well as southern ports of the U.S. Trading

in ice dwindled by the mid 1920s as

refrigeration technology improved and

having ice year-round from an electricity-

fueled freezer became a way of life.

And here it is, February 2012 and the

Hudson River and area ponds and lakes

are ice-free still. What’s an ice skater to

do?

Well, grab your figure or hockey skates

and head to the Brewster Ice Arena at 63

Fields Lane in Brewster where weather is

never a factor. There, figure, hockey and

speed skating enthusiasts can and do delight

in using either of the two full service

professional size ice rinks.

With the lack of organized ice skating

programs in Putnam’s towns and villages,

it’s no wonder the Brewster Ice Arena has

flourished. It is now home to hockey and

skating organizations such as the Brewster

Bulldogs, Team Westchester, the Brewster

Blackhawks, the Taconic Speedskating

Club and the Skating Club of Brewster, and

it is the go-to place for year-round ice skating

fun. Ice skates in all sizes are available

for rent.

Within its three-story, 90,000 squarefoot

facility, the Brewster Ice Arena offers

every ice skating activity imaginable:

league play with tournaments, travel teams

for hockey skaters of all ages; private and

group lessons offered by their professional

figure, hockey and ice skating staff; figure

skating and ice hockey camps; daily public

skating sessions; a fully stocked Pro Shop

where everything having to do with ice

skating can be found; a café/snack bar and

their popular Players Club Bar and Fam-

ily Restaurant. And for that special child’s

special day? Book a birthday party and enjoy

the use of their smaller studio rink.

For more information on the place

Putnam goes to skate, call the Brewster

Ice Arena at 845-279-2229 or visit www

.brewstericearena.com.

Plenty of Putnam skaters still make use

of the numerous local ponds and small

lakes that dot the area. White Pond Multiple

Use Area in Western Kent is one such

popular spot and local forest rangers ask

that skaters use caution by making sure

there is at least a 3-inch-thick layer of ice

in place before heading out to skate.

Other popular ice

skating facilities used

by Putnam skaters

include nearby Bear

Mountain Outdoor

Ice Rink in the Bear

Mountain State Park,

McCann Arena Rink

in Poughkeepsie’s

Mid-Hudson Civic

Center, and the Palisades

Center Ice Rink

in the Palisades Center

Mall in West Nyack,

N.Y.

At Bear Mountain, visitors can rent

skates and enjoy ice time during public

sessions, arrange for birthday parties

or special group outings, and take figure

skating lessons. Be sure to dress for the

weather at this large and scenic but uncovered

rink, which is open until mid-March.

For more information, call 845-786-2701,

Ext. 266.

The McCann Ice Arena offers everything

an ice skater or ice skating family

could want: clubs and leagues for figure,

hockey and speed skating enthusiasts as

well as lessons, clinics and camps for figure

and hockey skaters of all levels. Need

skates? No problem — rentals are readily

available and their Pro Shop is stocked to

the brim with skating essentials. They, too,

can throw an ice skating birthday party a

child will always remember. Contact Mc-

Cann by calling the Mid-Hudson Civic

Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, at 845-454-

5800.

The Palisades Ice Center Rink is located

on the fourth floor above Macy’s

Department Store in The Palisades Center

Mall, 4900 Palisades Center in West Nyack,

N.Y. What better way to enjoy an outing?

While under one roof, skaters of all

ages have the opportunity to skate to their

heart’s delight during the Center’s plentiful

public sessions while non-skaters can shop

to their heart’s delight. Does life get much

better?

And the Palisades Ice Center Rink offers

all the usual ice skating amenities: figure

and hockey ice skate rentals, skating lessons

and they can even arrange an ice time

slot for that special party or outing. Just

give them a call at 845-353-4855.

14 Eventful Magazine - February 2012


Putnam County

BICENTENNIAL

The Tilly Foster Iron Mine, Southeast, New York

About 2½ miles northwest of the Village of Brewster, just off to the left of Old Mine Road, lies a body

of water that simply looks like a small pond. In fact, it is what remains of the Tilly Foster Iron Mine.

While mining activity is claimed to have occurred as early as 1810, most commercial production took

place between 1864 and 1895. Tilly Foster was a farmer by trade and there is no evidence that he ever

mined ore there, yet his name has been associated with the mine since 1853 when the property was

leased by the Harvey Steel & Iron Company.

Th ere is a great deal of confl icting information in print and on the Internet concerning the man,

the mine, its operation and its tragedies. Contradictory “facts” are stated with such authority as to

confound the reader or researcher. Researchers with a serious interest in the Tilly Foster Mine should

consult the staff of the Putnam County Historian’s offi ce. Th ey are a reliable resource because they have

gone to great lengths to use original source material like legal documents, contemporary news articles,

lawsuits and mining publications to profi le the mine and the men who made it a successful enterprise.

Tilly Foster was not just a mine; it was a massive undertaking requiring a community of workers,

managers and a support system to provide food, supplies, housing, places of worship and entertainment.

Tilly Foster was the name of a hamlet of Southeast with its own post offi ce, a railroad stop for

iron ore and another for passengers, a one-room schoolhouse, churches, a hotel and a general store.

In 1864, more than 20 years aft er the death of Tilly Foster, the mine was purchased by John Cheever,

who kept the name and ramped up production. By 1868 the mine was producing 1,000 tons (2 million

pounds) of high-quality iron ore per month. Th e ore was magnetite with a very low phosphorous content,

making it ideal for use in the Bessemer process of steel refi nement. Demand for the ore grew and

the mine expanded to meet the need. By 1885, the mine shaft s approached 600 feet deep (think of the

height of a 50 story building). Ladders were used to access shaft s and galleries tangent to the main pit.

William Pelletreau, in his 1886 “History of Putnam County,” states that during the late 1870s the mine

was in its heyday with 300 workers producing 7,000 tons of iron per month. Th at is nearly a half million

pounds per day. Miners were transported to their work in the same buckets that were used to bring up

the ore. In 1889, the process was converted to an open pit mining operation and Scientifi c American

magazine dedicated a cover to the mine’s reopening.

As in any mine anywhere in the country, numerous miners were killed in cave-ins and landslides,

but, in 1895 aft er heavy rains a major landslide resulted in the death of 13 miners. While ore on the

bank continued to be processed and sold, mining ceased and the facility closed in 1897. Th e mine has

proven to be an incredible resource to geologists and mineralogists because of the diverse and oft en

rare mineral specimens that have been collected at the mine — more than 100 in all.

Denis Castelli

Putnam County Historian

For more information, please contact Denis.Castelli@PutnamCountyNY.gov

or view our website at www.PutnamCountyNY.com/Historian

Reginald White, archivist at the Putnam County Historian’s offi ce, provided the data for this essay. Mr. White,

co-author of other books about Putnam County communities, has been working for some time on the manuscript

of a soon-to-be-published history of Tilly Foster the man, the mine and the hamlet. Stay tuned for news about its publication.


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Timeline

of

A

Valentine’s Day

As the fi nal pieces of last

holiday’s glitter disappear,

another holiday

approaches; Saint Valentine’s Day. Also

referred to as Valentine’s Day or V-day,

it is typically a day to pronounce your

love and aff ection for cherished companions.

Th e journey of gift buying for this

special February day can be very tricky.

Of course aft er getting your credit card

bill from holiday shopping, some people

may put the brakes on gift purchasing

for “love” day, but remember, you don’t

have to buy your loved one a car; it’s the

thoughts that matters, so long as that

thought is the right one.

Good gift s for Valentine’s Day will

keep you off the “don’t kiss” list and

will prevent that “Really, what were

you thinking?” look. Key rule: like

life, things change. Everyone’s love life

has diff erent “love” stages; remember

this before your Feb. 14 gift exchange.

Some gift s are timeless and others are

reserved for certain stages of dating life.

You certainly wouldn’t buy someone

you just started dating something you

would purchase for someone you have

been with for 15 years.

Story and Photos

by Nicole Gallagher

Step One in Love

Awww, how cute, new love, just like a

basket of puppies — but careful before

ending up in the doghouse. Gift s can

be over the top. In young love, diamond

earrings don’t really work, but don’t

strive to underachieve either by giving a

homemade picture frame. Keep in mind,

anything you get for a “new” love is special,

but make sure it’s good, just in case

you are still together years from now.

You wouldn’t want your future partner

saying, “Remember when you bought

me ‘Th e Clapper’ for Valentine’s Day?”

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A Timeline of Valentine's Day

No one is going to clap for that, and, yes,

I got the clapper as a gift one year (needless

to say, that relationship didn’t last

very long). Make it something thoughtful

and make sure it has some meaning.

For her: Try a heart charm bracelet or

pendant. Keep it simple. You can pick

these treasures up inexpensively. You

may feel like you want to impress your

date, but an expensive gift may have her

asking for the check early to avoid the

“fi ve-year plan” chat.

For him: Try football-decorated chocolate-covered

strawberries for the sports

nut.

For both: “Love Bug” chocolate cake

pops. If you can’t fi nd them local, check

out www.berries.com. Personalize something

small, like Valentine treat jars.

Send a love message in a jar fi lled with

a special treat. Simple but not forever

like a tattoo. If you can’t fi nd them lo-

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Th ey have many personal creations

for your special person. Young love

should shy away from personalized

sweatshirts; reserve those for gram

and gramps.

Step Two in Love

Dating for a while, engaged or

married under 10 years. By now you

and your companion are comfortable

in your skins, you know what your

signifi cant other likes and doesn’t like.

Use caution here. Th is is not the go-ahead

to buy a vacuum cleaner or any “needed”

household item. Th is day is about giving

your loved one something not needed,

just a little something to refl ect how you

feel about him or her; a vacuum may

leave you in a pile of dirt. Th is, to me, is

the trickiest stage of the love chart: Expectations

are high. Since the love is still

newish, go for the together gift s.

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For both: Try a

basket of wine. One

of the many great

gift s I received was

a basket of my favorite

wines, with

a promise to enjoy

all together over a

homemade dinner.

It made me smile

for months aft er.

Step it up a notch by

buying some pretty

wine glasses that fi t

your wine of prefer-

ence. If you don’t share the same blend of

wine, buy one for you and one for them.

Step Three in Love

Over 10 years together? Again, use

caution: Don’t get the same thing you

always do. What did you get last year?

If your loved one collects something,

think how many have you gotten him

or her and how many he or she already

has; sometimes enough is enough when

collections become overwhelming. Try

something new. How about making a

reservation at a new restaurant? Th is

may open a door to new conversations

and memories.

For her: How about a charm bracelet

to which you can add a new charm each

year? You can pick these up locally and

add to it as you’d like. Th ere are bracelets,

earrings and necklaces that have removable

charms.

For him: Instead of sending your loved

one off for fi shing or golf with his pals,

join him. Get a pass for the two of you to

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spend the day doing what he loves; even

if you have little interest in the activity,

the time you spend is what counts. (Let’s

go RANGERS!) Sometimes when you

have been together a long time, you forget

that it’s about being together.

Everlasting Classics

All Stages of Love

Flowers. Always a “go-to” gift, but try to

think outside the box. A dozen boxed red

roses are beautiful, but what about talking

to your local florist and getting something

unique for your lover? How about

a blooming indoor plant or something

unusual but elegant; perhaps a colorful

Enchanted Garden, a sequence such as

campanula, begonia and ivy brightens up

the room until spring planting.

Hand-dipped fruit and fruit arrangements.

January did bring all those resolutions.

Try to keep healthy — a basket

of fruit can keep things light. If you can’t

find it local try fruit of the month clubs.

Check out www.goldenstatefruit.com.

Baked Goods. Why do people forget

everyone loves bakery treats? Skip the

processed big red box of candy with the

plastic flower. Hit your local bakery and

get your Valentine a box of his or her favorite

baked treats.

Bad Ideas

1At any stage of the “timeline of love”

stay away from homemade cards or

coupon books. Unless you’re 5, do not

make your own cards and coupon books.

On the outside it looks like you’ve shown

some attention to detail and maybe a

cute card from your child is appropriate,

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next few meals will be coming from the

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3Keychains. OK, they are pushed at

Valentine’s Day by all retailers. Unless

you are giving the keys to your new

house or the key to a Lexus, then hold off

on the keychain, especially the over 10

years circuit. “What are you saying, after

years of love and romance, all I’m worth

is a silly keychain?”

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By Ray Gallagher

When 9-year-old Steven Espinosa tragically

passed away last summer due to complications

stemming from his year-long

battle with leukemia, the Putnam Valley

community had its collective heart severed.

After his illness took a turn for the worse,

the little boy’s days were numbered, leaving

dad, Ron; mom, Kelly; and sister, Summer

without their No. 1 man. Young children

mourned the loss of their dear friend, and

his baseball and football teammates are still

coping with the loss of their “Ironman,”

who continued to play

shortstop and pitch for

his select Frozen Ropes

baseball club while he

was being treated for the

deadly acute lymphoblastic

leukemia that he

would eventually succumb

to.

Fourteen-year-old

Putnam Valley Boy Scout

Michael Roman was one

of the youngsters in the

close-knit town to endure

the overwhelming

emotions. Somehow,

some way, Roman felt

compelled to do something,

to impact the Espinosa

family and me-

morialize the son that

Ron and Kelly were so

proud of.

“I remember thinking

to myself, ‘What can I do to help this family?’”

Roman said.

Roman, who was preparing for his Eagle

Scout project through Troop 41 in Putnam

Valley, was receptive to an idea brought to

him by Putnam Valley Parks & Recreation

Department Athletic Coordinator/Crew

Chief Ray Gallagher (the town has fostered

several Eagle Scout projects in Putnam

Valley’s Leonard Wagner Memorial Town

Park).

A Scout who attains this rank is called

an Eagle Scout or Eagle. Since its introduction

in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has

been earned by more than 2 million young

men. Requirements include earning at least

21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout

Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law,

service and leadership. This includes an ex-

tensive service project that the Scout plans,

organizes, leads and manages.

Roman’s Eagle Scout project would be

above and beyond the call of duty, and

since he and Espinosa shared the passion

of baseball, the idea of erecting a scoreboard

in memory of Espinosa at the field

where the two first initiated their mutual

love of baseball was met with resolve; the

kind of resolution young Espinosa met his

illness with.

After months of therapy and a bone marrow

treatment from his sister, Summer,

Espinosa managed to rid his body of leukemia.

But the victory was short-lived. His

doctor revealed that the Epstein-Barr virus

had been dormant in his system. Since his

sister did not have the virus, Steven's body

no longer had the power to fight the disease

after the transplant. "Eventually, the virus is

what got him," his father said. "The leukemia

was completely gone. So my little guy

beat the cancer but just couldn't outrun this

virus."

Steven Espinosa was an amazing little

boy who was an inspiration to teammates,

friends and family. Roman understood that

and knew he could do right by this boy if

he dedicated himself and found a way to

memorialize him. So he and his dad, Bill

Roman, worked tirelessly to erect a 14x10

professional scoreboard with planter boxes

sports

Eagle Scout Project Unveiled in Memory of Local Athlete

Photo by

Ray Gallagher

and a sign that reads: In Loving Memory of

Stevie “Ironman” Espinosa.

The Espinosas, who will hold a tournament

in honor of their son during Labor

Day weekend, were taken aback by the

project, which will have the finishing touches

applied early in the spring in the form of

flowers and shrubs.

“While the impetus for all this still hurts,

it is encouraging to see so many people

work together to improve the park and remember

my son,” Ron Espinosa said. “The

scoreboard has been a really big undertaking,

which would not have

been possible without the

town's cooperation, the Roman

family, the Boy Scouts

and many folks from the

community and beyond.

My emotions here are all

over the place. I miss my

son terribly and wish I had

him here. He was a loving,

caring young man and at

the same time the fiercest

competitor I have ever come

across. His love of competition

extended to everything

from school through sports.

“I also have a deep feeling

of gratitude toward the

Roman family,” he added.

“Their young son, all of 14,

achieving the level of Eagle

Scout says that he is a competitor,

much like Steven.

He also, by the very nature

of his immediate acceptance of the memorial

into his project, is clearly a young man

of great character and upbringing. To be

able to instantly measure and relate to the

project being larger than him and to viscerally

comprehend that this was a project for

the community, exemplifies everything that

is right with the Scouts. The Roman family

has gone out of their way to treat my family

respectfully without treading on our emotions

and all the while honor their son as

well: Truly amazing family. Lastly is a sense

of solace; that Stevie and his spirit has meant

enough that all involved got behind this to

remember a 9-year-old boy, who gave all he

had in his nine-and-one-half years to everything

he did.”

Between him and Michael Roman: There

was a lot of that going around.

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Carmel’s Sabrina Vega is Living the Dream

World Champion Training for Olympics at Mohegan-based Dynamic Gymnastics

By Ray Gallagher

You may not know it, but

right smack in the heart of

the Mohegan Lake section

of Yorktown the Olympic

dream of Sabrina Vega is

visualized on a daily basis

as the Olympic hopeful

spends countless hours at

Dynamic Gymnastics under

the watchful eyes of

former Russian Olympian

Sorin Cepoi and Romanian

Olympic silver medalist

Teodora Ungureanu-Cepoi.

Gymnastics has been very

good to Vega, the 16-yearold

Carmel resident, who

last fall competed in her

first international assignment

for Team USA where

she and five teammates

brought home the gold after

the U.S. hit all 32 routines in

a grueling series of events in

Tokyo, Japan.

The victory, a four-point whipping

of second-place Russia, signaled

a worldwide alert that Vega

and her U.S. teammates are the

team to beat at the 2012 London

Olympics, which they remain

despite the loss of star power in

Alicia Sacramone (injured).

London is just a few months

away, leaving Vega to train tirelessly

at Dynamic Gymnastics in

the hopes of securing her spot

on the team. On this night (Jan.

4) at Dynamic, grace and beauty

augment her seemingly effortless

traipses across the balance beam,

her signature event. The Cepois

hawk her every move, pinpointing

and fine-tuning the mechanics

that have allowed Vega to rise

through the levels of USA gymnastics

like a shark works the sea.

This has been a year of

progress for Vega, who made the

leap to senior level this season

and recorded top-five finishes in

the all-around at the CoverGirl

Photos by Ray Gallagher

Q&A With the World Champion

Gallagher: The Olympics are a once-in-million opportunity. I

can't imagine the thrill of a lifetime when you hit your routines just

right while representing your country at the World Championships in

Tokyo. Do you sometimes have to pinch yourself to realize that this is

really happening to you?

Vega: I experienced this amazing feeling at World Championships

last October. As I was standing behind the curtains, minutes

before Team Finals had begun, I closed my eyes and said a little

prayer like always. When I opened my eyes and looked down I saw

that USA symbol on my leotard and I couldn't believe it. I have

represented USA in other competitions but I had a different feeling

about this one. Once I walked in the arena I was in total amazement

to see all the fans and all the signs saying World Championships.

When I hit my routines on the two events I contributed to the team,

it was a feeling words cannot describe. I knew I did my best and

helped the team win the gold. Not many people can say that.

Gallagher: You could be representing your country on the world’s

greatest stage this summer with the Dream Team and the rest of the

greatest athletes in the world. Has that hit you yet?

Vega: I don't think that it has totally hit me yet because I try to

take one day at a time to make sure I stay focused on my training

and not to change anything I have been doing in the past. Sometimes

I look at pictures that say 2012 or London and I get this

rush of excitement. I really can't believe that the Olympics are just

around the corner. It feels like yesterday I had the dream that I was

in the Olympics.

Classic and U.S. championships,

thus landing prominently

as a worldwide fixture

on the gym circuit.

The elegant Vega is likely

to provide a shot in the

arm to the U.S. team on

her favorite event, beam,

although her versatility will

allow her to contribute in

any event. Vega also is well

known for her flashy floor

routine, which features her

dazzling shake. Coached

by Ungureanu-Cepoi —

Nadia Comaneci's 1976

teammate — Vega can only

benefit from a mentor who

was also remembered for

graceful floor performances.

It’s a long way for the little

girl who attended the

Carmel Central School

District until fifth grade

and then started homeschooling

in sixth grade because the

district couldn't accommodate

the busy schedule she needed

to foster an Olympic gymnastics

career. The impetus for this

vocation was triggered at a firstgrade

birthday party where

Vega first tested her vast skill

sets and instantly fell in love

with the sport. She has trained

at Dynamic for 10 years ever

since.

Ceaseless tenacity has carved

her path. She comes to gym no

matter what — holidays, birthdays

taking a back seat — and

she trains on both good days

and bad days.

“Just to practice this much is

such an immense commitment

from a kid,” her mother, Jahaira,

said. “At an early age, for her to

turn away everything and anything

that will interfere with her

sport, whether it was a friend’s

party, a school function, family

time or family gathering, to


train, by her choice, is unbelievable.”

Watching Vega perform at competitions

was always exciting for the

family, but to watch her perform at

an international level, representing

her country, was a totally diff erent

ball game, something that blew the

family away.

“I watched her many times on

YouTube when she was overseas at

international competitions and was

blown away,” her mom said, “but

nothing ever prepared me to see her

in Japan at the World Championship

Games competing for the USA

at such a prestigious competition.”

It was at that competition when the Vegas

had to collectively pinch themselves.

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into words is so challenging, because

I felt extremely proud and

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usiness beat

By Kerry Barger

As the snow begins to melt and the sun

finally begins to shine a little bit brighter,

there’s nothing that people want to do more

than let their hair down. As spring and summer

provide us with an opportunity to awaken

from our snowy comas, the party season

will come into full bloom and Just 4 Fun Entertainment,

Inc. will be there to provide you

with all of your party needs.

Cartwright & Daughters Tent & Party

Rentals’ sister company, Just 4 Fun, is a

full-service entertainment and party rental

company that serves Putnam, Westchester,

By Kerry Barger

Brewster Pastry owner Thierry Danvin

runs his business and creates his one-of-akind

baked goods with one method in mind:

good will always equal good.

“I used the same things in my pastries that

I used 30 years ago,” Danvin said.

“What is good, keep it good.”

With five years at his Route 22

location under his belt, Danvin’s

upscale bakery has become a staple

in the communities of Brewster

and Southeast. An array of

cakes, cookies, pies, tarts and so

many other tasty treats keeps a

rotation of loyal customers coming

through the door, as well as

word-of-mouth newbies looking

to try something praised by happy

customers.

What’s the secret to Danvin’s success? A

wide variety of treats that are always different

from one to the next, with each individual

pastry offering its own taste and special

identity.

“Each pastry is different,” Danvin said. “It’s

not ‘one mold, make 10 pastries.’ Every single

pastry has its own different flavor; everything

is different.”

A Patterson resident and active member

Just in Time for Just 4 Fun

Dutchess, Fairfield, Ulster and eastern Orange

counties. Priding itself on “quality, reliability

and top-notch customer service,” the

entertainment company helps fulfill all party

needs, from small, in-home family gathers to

large corporate events.

A highlight of the winter season, Just 4

Fun will be teaming up with Cartwright

and Camp Kiwi for its Winterfest on Feb. 12

from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted at Camp Kiwi,

Winterfest is a good way to get the family

out of the house — the trio teamed up for a

January Winterfest and had a great turnout,

despite the lack of snow.

Get a Taste of Brewster Pastry

of Brewster’s business community, Danvin

is a former employee of Club Med. During

his 10-year employment for the French corporation

of vacation resorts, Danvin traveled

across the world to train other professionals

in the fine art of baking.

Now Danvin offers baking classes to community

members out of Brewster Pastry, an

idea that was born of the desire to bake on his

own terms and to have fun while doing so.

Priding himself on his ability to maintain his

staff throughout his first five years, Danvin is

also pleased to report that he hasn’t raised his

prices in almost two-and-a-half years — and

doesn’t plan to any time soon, despite a shaky

economy.

From inflatable bouncy castles, themed

parties, fun foods, games, face painting

masterpieces and clown rentals to specialty

equipment like strolling and candy tables,

Just 4 Fun has everything you need to get any

kind of party underway.

For more information about Just 4 Fun Entertainment,

call 845-226-2003 or 845-228-

0890. Just 4 Fun’s general email is rentakidsparty@aol.com.

The staff can be reached

traceyj4fun@aol.com or kellyjust4fun@aol.

com. Visit their showroom at 1701 Route

6 in Carmel to see the hundreds of ways to

make every party an exceptional one.

“I don’t think it would be a wise move

right now, because so many people haven’t

seen a raise in their paycheck, so many

people don’t have jobs right now,” Danvin

said.

The baker makes sure to buy his ingredients

in bulk and while this may

make storage an interesting task,

he is able to save more than he

would if he purchased less over a

period of time.

Though Danvin imagines

opening another pastry shop

sometime in the future, the pastry

chef is in no rush — it’s the

community of satisfied customers

that drop in with a smile on

their face and a hello on the tips

of their tongues that keeps him

energized and enthused for work

each and every day.

“I have no complaints — it’s the people of

Southeast and Brewster that keep me here,”

Danvin said. “My job is to make sure they’re

happy with what they’ve got, and that’s the

biggest reward. I’m happy.”

For more info about Brewster Pastry and

its menu and baking classes, visit the shop at

1620 Route 22 (Town Centre Plaza) in Brewster

or visit www.brewsterpastryshop.com.

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Ruth Ayala, the owner of Carmel Taxi,

has decided to bring the safe, reliable

transportation options that her company

off ers in Carmel to Mahopac. Ayala recently

launched Mahopac Taxi, which will

be providing local and long-distance trips

originating out of Mahopac.

“We were getting a lot of requests at

Carmel Taxi from people in the Mahopac

area who wanted a taxi, but because we

were based out of Carmel we would have

to charge them more for a fare,” said Ayala.

“Now since we will be based in Mahopac,

we can off er the residents a lower price.”

Th e same reputable service that Carmel

Taxi provides will be given through Mahopac

Taxi also. “We off er not only quality

service but we make sure our drivers are

community

Carmel Taxi Owner Opens Mahopac Sister Company

By Marty Collins

Th is month, among downtown Mahopac’s

pleasant restaurants and eclectic

shops, a fi ne arts gallery is opening. Owner/Executive

Director Christopher Staples

chose the South Lake Blvd. locale for

Look|Art Gallery precisely

for what she hopes will become

a destination and not

just for artists.

“We’re surrounded by

wonderful restaurants and

for that reason we will remain open late

on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

nights so diners will be able to visit the

gallery after enjoying their meal,” she

said. Like a good restaurant and to keep

clients returning, Staples said the gallery

will present new shows each month.

Th e gallery’s inaugural show, Art from the

Heart, opens Wednesday, Feb. 1, and will run

through Feb. 12 in time for Valentine’s Day

gift -giving. An opening reception will be held

on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“It is an informal show covering a broad

range of medium from masks to paintings and

everything imaginable in between,” Staples

said, and all priced at $75, a lure she hopes will

properly licensed and we are a legitimate

company,” said Ayala. “We can accept credit

card payments because we have all the

right credentials. Th ere are not a lot of taxi

companies that can say that.”

Late night hours will be available on the

weekends. Van service is also available.

You can reach Carmel Taxi at 845-225-

5555 or Mahopac Taxi at 845-621-2525.

VOB Film Festival Seeks Short Films

Th e Village of Brewster has announced

a call for entries to its fi rst outdoor fi lm

festival, to be presented at the Walter

Brewster House on Sept. 1. Short-length

fi lms (less than 15 minutes) from all cat-

Destination: Look| Art Gallery in Mahopac

Join us for an evening of fun, food and friends at the

St. James Mardi Gras Gala

Cocktail Hour 6:30 -7:30 pm

Mardi Gras 7:30 – 11:30 pm

Pasta – Filetto de Pomidoro & Salad

Open Bar and a choice of

One-inch Pork Chop with Vinegar Peppers

Seasoned & Oven-Roasted Chicken

Filet of Sole Francaise

Eggplant Parmagiana

Plus Fruit/Pastries/Coffee/Cappuccino

egories will be chosen according to their

quality and artistic vision. Special events

will include an outdoor food festival,

music, and an artists’ reception. Deadline

for submissions is May 1. Visit www

February 10

Villa Barone Hilltop Manor

466 Route 6, Mahopac

Tickets are $75 pp.

For tickets and Info,

contact the St. James

the Apostle Parish office

at 845-225-2079.

.vobfi lmfestival.com for an application

and guidelines for entry, or contact

info@VOBFilmFestival.com. Th is event

is sponsored by the Brewster Chamber

of Commerce.

attract the attention of those who might think

fi ne art is beyond their price range.

“I want to make good art aff ordable to

everyone,” she said.

Th eir second event is an Invitational Group

Show which runs Feb. 15 to Mar. 11 with an

opening reception on Saturday,

Feb. 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Th e gallery, which is located

at 988 South Lake Blvd.

in Mahopac, will be open on

Wednesdays from noon to 8

p.m., Th ursdays from noon to 6 p.m., Fridays

and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.,

and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more

information, visit their website at lookart

gallery.com.

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community

Teen Center Announces

2nd Teen Arts Festival

The Yorktown Teen Center is spearheading

the month-long “NextGen Festival

of the Arts ” in May that will feature

the creativity and

talents of youth

in the areas of

film, music, photography,

poetry

and fine arts.

“We saw how

successful our

first NextGen

Festival of the

Arts was with

promoting over

100 creative and

talented teens

and decided to

make it an annual

event.” said

Helena Rodriguez,president

of Board of

Directors of the

Yorktown Teen

Center. “This is

the only festival

exclusively for

teens that I am

aware of that includes

multiple

talents and lasts more than a week”

Event registration is online, free and

open to students in grades 6-12. Details

for each category are available at the

Teen Center’s website, www.yorktowntc

.org. There is no limit to the number of

entries. All entries must be appropriate

for the general public. The deadline for

submissions is March 30.

Throughout the month of May, the

public is invited to attend and view teen

displays and performances at one of the

many locations throughout the community.

Music venues include John C. Hart

Memorial Library, the Fieldhome, the

Teen Center and the Jack DeVito Gazebo.

Various short film screenings are

scheduled, with a major viewing on May

2011 NextGen photography entry by Lynnea Bolin

11. Art and photography will be featured

at the John C. Hart Memorial Library. A

kickoff reception for the event is scheduled

for May 5

from 2 p.m. to

4 pm at the library,

which will

include a poetry

slam. The festival’s

grand finale

is “Battle of the

Bands” on May

18, presented by

the Yorktown

Parks and RecreationDepartment.

The 2012 Next-

Gen Arts Festival

is a collaborative

project with

various groups

and businesses in

the community.

The event organizers

include:

Chase Media

Group, Dravot

Carnehan Studios,

Harrison Apar

Field of Dreams

Foundation, John C. Hart Memorial Library,

the Justin Veatch Fund, Yorktown

Parks and Recreation, and the Yorktown

Teen Center.

The Yorktown Teen Center is a 501(c)

(3) charity corporation established in

August 2009. Its mission is to provide

safe, positive, enriching, fun, supervised

programs for teens. The center is located

in at the Yorktown Community and

Cultural Center, 1974 Commerce Street,

Room 102.

The Yorktown Teen Center is open to

middle and high school students that

reside in the Yorktown community. For

more information about the center or

other upcoming events visit their website

at www.yorktowntc.org or call 914-302-

2123.

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community calendar

Ongoing

Rent-a-Bucket: Love maple syrup? Buy

a bucket of your own! Each February we

tap our very own maple trees and hang

a sap bucket with your name on it. After

filling the bucket, the sap gets turned into

syrup in Warren’s Sugar House. The $45

fee includes two tickets to the Pancake

Brunch on March 17 and an 8-ounce

bottle of our award-winning grade A

pure maple syrup. Call the Nature Center

at 914-762-2912, Ext. 110, to purchase a

bucket or visit www.teatown.org.

Wednesday, February 1

Mended Hearts Support Group: Open

to all with heart disease and their families

and meets the first Wednesday of every

month from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at Visiting

Nurse Service of Putnam at 979 Route 22

in Brewster. Free admission; call Shirley

at 845-345-9190 for more info.

Thursday, February 2

Computer Learning Center for Seniors:

If you are a senior interested in

learning about computers you can register

for a variety of classes offered by

the Putnam County Office for the Aging

at two locations: William Koehler

Senior Center, Route 6, Mahopac, and

the Putnam Valley Senior Center, 117

Town Park Lane, Putnam Valley. Registration

will be held at both centers on

Feb. 2 from 10 a.m.-noon. Classes and

workshops are offered at the Mahopac

Senior Center and Putnam Valley Senior

Center. For more info or to sign up, call

Cathy O’Brien at 845-628-6423, email

c.obrien23@comcast.net or visit our

website at www.putnamrsvp.com/clc.

Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support

Groups: Open to women with breast,

ovarian or gynecological cancer. Join

other women who have also been diagnosed

as we discuss

all stages of diagnosis,

treatment and

post-treatment at

10 a.m. Facilitated

by cancer survivors

at Support

Connection, 40

Triangle Circle in

Yorktown Heights.

Free. Pre-registration

required; call

914-962-6402 or

800-532-4290 or

email info@support

connection.org.

Coffee and Conversation:

With

Rabbi Hammer-

man at the Freight House Café located

at 609 Rte. 6 in Mahopac at 10 a.m. For

further info on this event or other programs

call the Temple Beth Shalom office

at 845-628-6133.

Friday, February 3

2nd Annual Putnam County Women

of Excellence Awards Banquet: Join

us from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. to honor four

Putnam County women with the following

awards: Putnam County Female Entrepreneur

of the Year, Mahopac Female

Entrepreneur of the Year, Putnam County

Woman of Excellence in Community

Service and Putnam County Women in

Leadership Award — Not-for-Profit Sector.

Held at Putnam National Golf Club,

187 Hill Street in Mahopac, with special

guest emcee Kacey Morabito Grean of

100.7 WHUD. $75 pp includes sit-down

dinner and open bar. For more info, visit

www.professionalwomenofputnam.com.

The Art of Metal in the Hudson Valley:

The Studio Around The Corner at 67

Main St. in Brewster at 7 p.m. will hold

the opening reception of the Art of Metal

in the Hudson Valley, presented by The

Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition.

Featured artists include Bennett Karas

& Michele Peterson. Exhibit will run

thru Feb. 11, viewing hours are Fridays, 7

p.m.-9 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Saturday, February 4

LOOK|ART GALLERY Celebrates

Grand Opening: See page 27.

Monday, February 6

Auditions: For “Blithe Spirit: An Improbable

Farce in Three Acts” by Noel

Be Inspired.

Join us for Ongoing Programs for All Ages

Intimate and Inspirational Shabbat Services

Fridays at 7:30 pm and Saturdays at 10am

(845) 628-6133

760 Rt. 6, Mahopac, NY 10541

www.tbsmahopac.org

Interfaith Families Always Welcome

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Coward will take place on Feb. 6 & 7 from

7 p.m.-9 p.m. at HV Cerebral Palsy Center,

Mt. Ebo Road South in Brewster. Callbacks:

Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.

Thursday, February 9

Creating Rèsumés: CareerWorks, Inc. is

off ering an introductory seminar on creating

rèsumés at the Brewster Public Library.

10am-11am. Discover the latest trends that

will give you an advantage in today’s job

market, use your unique strengths for targeted

jobs, and leave with tips to enhance

your resume. Bring your rèsumé to the

session. To register, call the Library at 845-

279-6421.

Friday, February 10

Singles Social Event: Want to meet fellow

single men and women? Come to our

Singles Night from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. We will

have wine, light food, music, games and

prizes. Socialize in a relaxing setting. Must

be 35-55. **We need more men to run

this event.** $20 pp, must register by Feb.

1. For more info, call Valerie at 914-962-

4094, Ext. 21. Solaris Sports Clubs, 201

Veterans Road in Yorktown Heights.

“Th e Vagina Monologues:” See page 26.

Saturday, February 11

AARP Meeting: Held at the William

Koehler Center on Route 6 in Mahopac.

Doors open at 11 a.m. Come early and relax

and socialize with old friends. Regular

meeting starts at 1 p.m. Coff ee and doughnuts

served. All old and new members

welcome. For info call Georgeann Cranston

845-225-7358.

Family Snowshoeing: Learn the basics

of snowshoeing and join us for a refreshing

walk in the woods close to the nature center

from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Program is for families

with children ages 7 and over, held at Tea-

Reservations Requested

town at 1600 Spring Valley Road in Ossining.

Free for members; $5 pp for nonmembers.

Call 914-762-2912, Ext. 110 to make a

reservation or visit www.teatown.org.

Casino Night: Th e Greater Mahopac-

Carmel Chamber of Commerce will host

their Casino Night fundraiser to benefi

t the chamber's Children's Scholarship

funds from 8 p.m.-midnight at the

Mahopac Firehouse at Rte. 6 and Croton

Falls Rd. in Mahopac. Visit www.mahopac

carmelonline.com.

Sunday, February 12

Animal Adventures – Animals Underground:

Meet a few of Teatown’s animal

ambassadors and fi nd out who’s making

a home underground from 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Program is for families with children ages

4 and over. Free for members; $5 per child

for nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912, Ext.

110 to make a reservation or visit www

.teatown.org.

Monday, February 13

Cancer Support Available: Th e following

support groups are scheduled at

Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel: Breast

and Ovarian Cancer Support Group at 10

a.m.; Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support

Group on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.; Breast Cancer

Support Group on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. Support

groups at Mahopac Public Library in

Mahopac: Breast Cancer Support Group

on Feb. 20 at 10:15 a.m. For more info, visit

www.supportconnection.org. Advance

registration required for all groups; call

914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

Saturday, February 18

Mammal Mania: What makes a mammal

a mammal? What strategies do mammals

use to survive? Using furs, mounts

and live animals we’ll explore the mag-

The Freight House

Cafe Presents

community calendar

nifi cent diversity of furry creatures in the

Hudson Hills and Highlands from 11 a.m.noon.

Free for members; $5 pp for nonmembers.

Call 914-762-2912, Ext. 110 to

make a reservation or visit www.teatown

.org.

Live Music: Th e Blooming Seed Coff ee

House is proud to present singer and guitarist

Gerry Giordano with special guest

Paul Colona from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Th e

$6 cover charge includes a choice of coff ee,

tea or hot chocolate and desserts prepared

by Stefani Jane's Desserts. Th e Blooming

Seed Coff ee House is located at 760 Route

6 (Temple Beth Shalom) in Mahopac. For

reservations call 845-628-6133. Tickets

will also be sold at the door.

Thursday, February 23

Coff ee and Conversation: With Rabbi

Hammerman at the Tazza Cafe located

in the Heritage Hills Shopping Center in

Somers at 11 a.m. For more info call Temple

Beth Shalom at 845-628-6133.

Saturday, February 25

Book Talk: Th e Brewster Public Library

will host a book talk with Kevin F. McMurray,

author of “One Dark Night: A True

Story of Deceit, Desire, and Murder in a

Peaceful Town” at 3 p.m.

Wednesday, February 29

Relay For Life of Mahopac 2012 Kickoff

Dinner: Help make the 2012 Mahopac

Relay for Life a success. Come to Four

Brothers Restaurant at 654 Rte. 6 in Mahopac

from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Reservations

required, call 845-490-8812 for more info.

Events subject to change, please call ahead.

For the most up-to-date listings or to submit

your own event, visit eventfulmagazine.com

Cafe After Dark

Every Thursday Night from 7:30-10:30 pm

Ages 30 & Over s Music s Pasta & Salad

at the Freight House Cafe 609 Route 6, Mahopac, NY

845.628.1872 www.TheFreightHouseCafe.com


Outstanding patient satisfaction starts

with our Trendsetters.

From left to right: Tyra Niles, Christine Cosmo, Helen DeRosa, Tara Selber, Putnam Hospital Center President Maureen H. Zipparo,

Maria Schmidt, Julia Lally, Natale Reale and Renee Garner-Freeman; not shown is Ralph Hulse.

At Putnam Hospital Center, we’d like to congratulate the winners of this year’s

Employee Trendsetters initiative. Each winner has been singled out thanks to his

or her outstanding customer service and unmatched patient dedication. Because

of them, patients see us as more than just a hospital. They see us as a place of

comfort and healing. Congratulations to all!

www.health-quest.org 670 Stoneleigh Avenue, Carmel, NY 10512 845-279-5711

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