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eventful<br />

Putnam County Edition June 2011<br />

A Special<br />

Father’s<br />

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<strong>Celebrating</strong> <strong>Life</strong><br />

at Local Relay Events<br />

See Putnam<br />


Letter from the Publisher<br />

Many times I have said how much<br />

I enjoy the letters I get from <strong>Eventful</strong><br />

readers saying great things about<br />

the happenings that we publish each<br />

month. Last month, I received a letter<br />

about the Things to Do on Mother’s<br />

Day article and wanted to share<br />

it with everyone:<br />

Dear <strong>Eventful</strong>,<br />

I just wanted to take a moment to<br />

thank you for all the things to do for<br />

Mother’s Day. I used the article to<br />

plan the whole day for my Mom and<br />

attended everything on the list. We<br />

had an awesome day together and I<br />

was able to make this Mother’s Day a<br />

memorable one for her.<br />

Thank you for the great ideas!<br />

Sincerely,<br />

Danielle B., Kent<br />

We like to present ideas to readers<br />

to make any weekend/holiday an<br />

<strong>Eventful</strong> one, but I was very happy<br />

that Danielle used the entire list of<br />

suggestions.<br />

As always, I welcome your<br />

feedback at Rebecca@eventful<br />

magazine.com.<br />

Enjoy!<br />

Sincerely,<br />

Rebecca Bertoldi<br />

Publisher<br />

On the Cover<br />

L to R: Courtney McCormack, Heather<br />

Strickland, Erin McCormack, Jill<br />

Hughes and Kaitlin McCormack<br />

(kneeling) smile as they prepare<br />

for the upcoming Relay for <strong>Life</strong><br />

events in Mahopac and Patterson.<br />

Photo by Dan Stockfield<br />

eventful<br />

table of contents<br />

june 2011<br />

features<br />

Relay<br />

for<br />

<strong>Life</strong><br />

p. 11<br />

Photo by Dan Stockfield<br />

Make Father’s Day Special p. 17<br />

Sparkling Fireworks in Putnam p. 19<br />

departments & columns<br />

Restaurants & Reviews p. 4<br />

Hit the Spot: Ramiro’s 954<br />

Who’s Got It?: Farm Pickings<br />

Theater and the Arts p. 6<br />

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival<br />

Secret Garden Tour p. 7<br />

Outdoors p. 8<br />

Chuang Yen Monastery<br />

Money Matters p. 9<br />

with Joseph Madio<br />

L to R: Co-Chair Heather Strickland, Honorary Survivor Chair<br />

Jill Hughes and Co-Chair Crissy Hajkowski<br />

Putnam Pets p. 10<br />

Sports p. 13<br />

Business Beat p. 16<br />

Chiropractic Works<br />

Cartwright & Daughters<br />

Wellness p. 14<br />

Zumba in Putnam<br />

<strong>Eventful</strong> Rewind p. 18<br />

Community Calendar p. 20

estaurants & reviews<br />

Hit tHe Spot:<br />

By Nicole Gallagher<br />

and Mary Tietjen<br />

Dining at Ramiro’s 954 in Mahopac<br />

can be compared to going<br />

to a school play and finding<br />

Academy Award-winning actor<br />

Robert De Niro playing the<br />

lead. To say that it was not quite<br />

what you expected is a huge<br />

understatement. Not only does<br />

the award-winning chef and coowner<br />

Ramiro Jimenez create the<br />

most wonderful combinations of<br />

exquisite flavors with the freshest and most<br />

succulent ingredients, he exudes a passion<br />

for food that is palpable.<br />

Ramiro’s 954’s menu consists of recipes<br />

from Latin and Central America, Mexico<br />

and the Caribbean, to which Jimenez adds<br />

his own twist along with ingredients, including<br />

local, organically grown produce; organ-<br />

Ramiro’s 954<br />

ic eggs; and farm-raised beef and chicken.<br />

Each facet of this restaurant — from the<br />

design of the open kitchen to the willingness<br />

of the chef to answer any questions that you<br />

might have about the food or its preparation<br />

— tends to create a relationship with the<br />

diner that can only be described as unique.<br />

The sincerity on the part of the owners and<br />

staff to welcome you and have you experience<br />

both the food and the ambiance of the<br />

restaurant is most appealing, as is the upstairs<br />

dining room adorned with artwork<br />

created by local artists. In addition to providing<br />

unique cuisine, they also give back to<br />

the community as best they can with various<br />

donations to local organizations.<br />

Cooking has been an integral part of<br />

Jimenez’s life since his arrival in the U.S.<br />

more than 20 years ago. He has held positions<br />

in some of the most renowned and<br />

largest Latin eateries in New York<br />

and has been the recipient of many<br />

prestigious awards. After years of<br />

commuting to the city, and much<br />

time away from his family, Jimenez<br />

decided to follow his dream of having<br />

his own establishment. Along<br />

with partners Traci Medford-Rosow<br />

and Joel Rosow, Jimenez and his wife<br />

and restaurant manager, Jan, found<br />

all the stars in alignment to create<br />

Ramiro’s 954 (the address on Route<br />

6) which opened in February of this<br />

year.<br />

Our very pleasurable dining<br />

experience at Ramiro’s<br />

consisted of an appetizer<br />

of Ceviche Ecuatoriano,<br />

poached shrimp served in a<br />

roasted tomato sauce flavored<br />

with onion, orange, jalapeno<br />

pepper and cilantro. Served<br />

in a martini glass, the thinly sliced shrimp<br />

swam in the delicate tomato sauce with just<br />

the right touch of citrus and garnished with<br />

a wedge of advocado. Not stopping there,<br />

we shared a plate of the Empanadas de Picadillo.<br />

This is Jimenez’s own grandmother’s<br />

recipe of ground beef turnovers with onion,<br />

garlic, pepper, raisins, red wine and a sweet<br />

chipotle cream sauce.<br />

For the main entrées, the Bacalao y Paella,<br />

a pan-fried cod fish served over saffron rice<br />

cooked with shrimp, clams, chicken, chorizo<br />

and peas garnished with roasted pepper<br />

erabeche. The second choice, Costillas<br />

en vino tinto, a red wine-braised boneless<br />

beef short rib dish served with celery root<br />

puree, yucca frita and a chimichurri sauce.<br />

Our meal was brought to an end with a great<br />

conversation with the chef about the origin<br />

and preparations of the yucca root and the<br />

finest sugar-free cheesecake we had ever had<br />

the pleasure of tasting.<br />

As the Latin music played on in the background<br />

and the food sizzled in the open<br />

kitchen, we savored the last drops of white<br />

wine sangria and thought, where are we?<br />

Acapulco? Madrid? San Juan? We felt as if<br />

we took a vacation, and yet here we were in<br />

Mahopac at 954 Route 6, seemingly a world<br />

away from where we started the evening.<br />

This was certainly one of the most pleasant<br />

and reasonable dining experiences we<br />

could hope to find in Putnam County. During<br />

dinner we were already daydreaming of<br />

the next visit. We highly suggest grabbing a<br />

friend and hitting this spot. If time is your<br />

enemy like it is usually ours, they have a<br />

take-out and bar menu for sampling the cuisine.<br />

Don’t wait too long to sample this food;<br />

it is worth the slow-down to do so. Ramiro’s<br />

954 has live music during the month of June.<br />

Continued on next page<br />

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estaurants & reviews<br />

Who’s Got It? Farm Pickings<br />

Farmers Markets<br />

Brewster Farmers Market<br />

Municipal lot, 208 East Main St., Rte 22<br />

& Rte. 6; Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9 a.m.<br />

to 2 p.m., mid-June to mid-November<br />

Contact: KC Anderson at 914-671-6262<br />

or visit www.betterbrewster.org.<br />

Cold Spring Farmers Market<br />

The former Butterfield Hospital parking<br />

lot at the intersection of Rte. 9D and Paulding<br />

Ave.; Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.<br />

Contact: Village Office at 845-265-3611<br />

or visit www.csfarmmarket.org.<br />

Kent Farmers Market<br />

770 Rte. 52, the Old Kent Town Hall; Saturdays,<br />

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., May through October.<br />

Contact: James Sullivan at 914-804-6376.<br />

Putnam Valley Farmers Market<br />

Lake Peekskill Community Center, 7<br />

Northway; Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.,<br />

June through December.<br />

Call: 845-528-0066 or visit www.putnam<br />

valleyresidents.com.<br />

Putnam Valley Farmers Market<br />

Tompkins Corners Methodist Church,<br />

729 Peekskill Hollow Road; Fridays, 3 p.m.<br />

to 7 p.m., June through October.<br />

Call: 845-528-0066 or visit www.putnam<br />

valleyresidents.com.<br />

Hit the Spot: Ramiro’s 954<br />

Continued from page 3<br />

Call for dates and times.<br />

Hours of Operation: Closed<br />

Monday except for private parties.<br />

Tuesday-Thursday: 4-10 p.m.<br />

Friday and Saturday: 4-11 p.m.<br />

Sunday Brunch noon-3 p.m., dinner<br />

3-9 p.m. Happy Hour is Tuesday-Friday,<br />

4-7 p.m., including a<br />

half-price bar (prix fixe menu Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday<br />

and Saturday before 6 p.m.; only $24). Weekend reservations<br />

are recommended. For more information visit www.raimiros954<br />

.com or call (845) 621-3333. They are also on Facebook.<br />

Stop by and welcome the Jimenez family to Putnam County.<br />

We encourage <strong>Eventful</strong> readers keep submitting restaurant suggestions.<br />

Share your favorite local eatery with Nicole at gallagher@<br />

eventfulmagazine.com.<br />

Farm Stands<br />

Ryder Farm Cottage Industries —<br />

Brewster<br />

400 Starr Ridge Road; self-serve organics;<br />

spring-fall: potted plants and surplus<br />

crops; winter: firewood.<br />

Contact: Elizabeth Ryder at 845-279-<br />

4161 or visit www.ryderfarmorganic.com.<br />

Cascade Farm —Patterson<br />

124 Harmony Road; Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.<br />

to 11 a.m., June through October.<br />

Contact: David Frost at 845-878-3258 or<br />

visit www.cascadefarmschool.org.<br />

Project Renewal — Garrison<br />

St. Christopher’s Inn, 21 Franciscan<br />

Way; Fridays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3<br />

p.m., June through mid-October.<br />

Call 845-335-1141.<br />

Project Renewal — Garrison<br />

Hudson Highlands Land Trust, Intersection<br />

of Rte. 9D & Snake Hill Road; Thursdays,<br />

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., June through mid-October.<br />

Call 845-335-1141.<br />

Kent Lakes Farm Stand-Kent<br />

164 Rte. 311, just west of the intersection<br />

of Rte. 84 & Rte. 311; Wednesdays and Saturdays,<br />

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays, 9 a.m. to<br />

5 p.m., June through October.<br />

Call 845-208-8697.<br />

Salinger’s Orchard — Brewster<br />

230 Guinea Road; open 7 days a week,<br />

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; fruits, vegetables, pies<br />

and preserves.<br />

Call 845-277-3521 or visit www.salingers<br />

orchard.com.<br />

Green Chimneys Farm — Brewster<br />

400 Doansburg Road; open 7 days<br />

a week, June through October and for<br />

Christmas trees.<br />

Contact: Charlie Gook at 914-441-4567<br />

or visit www.greenchimneys.org.<br />

Niese’s Maple Farm — Putnam Valley<br />

136 Wiccoppee Road; open year-round,<br />

Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5<br />

p.m.; weekends, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; maple<br />

syrup, honey products, and more.<br />

Contact Glenn Niese at 845-526-3748 or<br />

visit www.niesesmaplefarm.com.<br />

Information provided by:<br />

Putnam County Soil & Water Conservation<br />

District, 841 Fair Street, Carmel, NY<br />

10512. Phone: 845-878-7918; lauri.taylor@<br />

putnamcountyny.gov; www.putnamcounty<br />

ny.com.<br />

Putnam County Agricultural and Farmland<br />

Protection Board, 40 Gleneida Ave.,<br />

Carmel, NY 10512. Phone: 845-808-1090;<br />

george.michaud@putnamcountyny.gov;<br />

www.putnamcountyny.com.<br />

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theater & the arts<br />

Hudson Valley is at Home with the Annual<br />

Shakespeare Festival<br />

By Rich Monetti<br />

Treachery, war, political intrigue and star<br />

crossed love, Shakespeare says it all — and<br />

the stories are timeless. Five hundred years<br />

later, the actual text doesn’t quite qualify. So<br />

why not just translate and tweak it for the<br />

rest of us? “You can’t change Shakespeare,<br />

he’s been around too long,” says Abigail<br />

Adams, managing director of the Hudson<br />

Valley Shakespeare Festival in Cold Spring.<br />

But for the past 25 years, this company has<br />

made it their mission to keep it fresh and<br />

make it understandable — without changing<br />

a line.<br />

Distilling rather than embellishing is the<br />

official logline. These equity actors work<br />

year-round perfecting for the summer series<br />

and are diligent about making the characters<br />

their own. It won’t sound like they<br />

are reciting poetry but actually living the<br />

lines, says Adams, who’s been on hand for<br />

12 years.<br />

At the same time, the actors are also wellschooled<br />

in the art of improv. They aren’t<br />

anticipating the dialogue — they are reacting<br />

and reading the lines in the moment,<br />

she says.<br />

Off the backdrop of the Hudson River,<br />

there’s little need to get fancy with excessive<br />

use of props, costumes or accents. “We<br />

keep it simple and focus on the story,” Adams<br />

says.<br />

The success of the formula is obviously<br />

implied in the HVSF’s longevity. Having<br />

the Wall Street Journal describing this<br />

house as “having rival to none” has implications<br />

they aren’t shy about accepting either.<br />

“We’re very proud of that,” she says.<br />

HVSF also feels pretty strongly when the<br />

non-lover of the Bard comes away with<br />

an understanding he<br />

or she never thought<br />

possible. There’s always<br />

the wife who<br />

brought the husband<br />

who didn’t really want<br />

to go, and then he’s the<br />

one who gets the tickets<br />

the next time, she<br />

says.<br />

Of course, preceding<br />

the production,<br />

the picnic on the great<br />

lawn can’t help but<br />

make Shakespeare<br />

Photo by William Marsh<br />

by the river a family affair. Nonetheless, if<br />

skeptical children have doubts about what<br />

they’ll see under the pavilion, she’s confident<br />

the experience and enjoyment will extend<br />

well into night and the verse. “There<br />

are a million reasons you should bring your<br />

kids,” Adams says. “Live theater stimulates<br />

the imagination. It encourages learning and<br />

expands the boundaries of their minds.”<br />

And suitable for kings and Capulets<br />

doesn’t mean teenagers are apart from the<br />

same type of drama in their own lives. “The<br />

themes are what kids grapple with today —<br />

betrayal, fractured families, prejudice ... it’s<br />

all there,” she says.<br />

Still, HVSF does allow itself to stray from<br />

the strict adherence in other forms. Last<br />

year, an “ad-rap-tation” called “Bombity of<br />

Errors” was a hit. “It was a rap interpretation<br />

on A Comedy of Errors,” she says.<br />

As for this summer’s diversion, HVFS<br />

will be doing a take on Jules Verne’s Around<br />

the World in 80 Days. With five actors playing<br />

39 parts, Adams says, “they’ll travel the<br />

world in 90 minutes. It’s going to be a riot.”<br />

Either way, comedy or tragedy, the audience<br />

aren’t the only ones for which it never<br />

gets stale. With each audience reacting<br />

in their own way, she concludes from her<br />

point of view, “It’s different every night.”<br />

Look for Hamlet and A Comedy of Errors<br />

this summer.<br />

For more information or to purchase<br />

tickets, call the box office at 845-265-9575<br />

or visit www.hvshakespeare.org.<br />

6 <strong>Eventful</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> - June 2011

Frank Lloyd Wright photo courtesy of Rand Bridget Otten<br />

Partners with PARC welcomes you to this<br />

year’s Secret Garden Tour on Saturday, June 11.<br />

The day-long rain-or-shine event is a selfguided<br />

driving tour to the best and most beautiful<br />

private gardens in Putnam County.<br />

Back by popular demand, the Secret Garden<br />

Tour will also feature a house tour of the spectacular<br />

and renowned Frank Lloyd Wrightdesigned<br />

house on Petra Island on Lake Mahopac.<br />

The home, built by the Massaro Family, is<br />

believed to the be last known house in the U.S.<br />

built on the exact location and with the plans<br />

for which Wright intended and designed it. The<br />

Massaro Family has recently restored the original<br />

Frank Lloyd Wright Cottage, circa 1951,<br />

which will also be open to tour.<br />

This country driving tour will bring you to<br />

private homes and renowned sites with formal<br />

gardens, perennial flowering landscapes, pasto-<br />

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and herb and flowering vegetable gardens<br />

throughout Putnam County. Home owners will<br />

guide you through their landscapes, telling the<br />

history of the gardens and answering questions<br />

about plantings and designs.<br />

New this year, the legendary Boscobel House<br />

& Gardens in Garrison will open its gardens to<br />

tour attendees. As an event sponsor, Boscobel<br />

will be waiving its $9 grounds fee for all garden<br />

tour ticket holders.<br />

And don’t miss the stunning Stonecrop Gardens<br />

in Cold Spring and its 63 acres of alpine<br />

gardens, bog garden, woodland and water gardens,<br />

cliff rock garden and an enclosed Englishstyle<br />

flower garden.<br />

Gardens will be open in Mahopac, Carmel,<br />

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Secret Garden Tour<br />

ties taking place throughout the day, including<br />

an expanded Cold Spring Farmers Market with<br />

sales of annuals and perennials.<br />

Advance ticket prices are $30 for all the gardens.<br />

Only 90 tickets, at $125 each, will be sold<br />

for the Frank Lloyd Wright house and cottage<br />

tour plus all the gardens. Advance tickets may<br />

be purchased online at www.PutnamSecret<br />

GardenTour.com.<br />

This year’s sponsors include Boscobel House<br />

& Gardens, Mahopac Marina, Hudson Valley<br />

<strong>Magazine</strong>, and Partners with PARC.<br />

Partners with PARC is a 501(c)(3) charity<br />

that raises funds to support children and adults<br />

with developmental disabilities in Putnam.<br />

Support of its fundraisers aids people in need,<br />

and contributions are tax deductible.<br />

For more info, call 845-278-7272, Ext. 287,<br />

or visit www.PartnerswithPARC.org.<br />

2011 Sunset Series<br />

June 11th<br />

June 18th<br />

July 9th<br />

July 23rd<br />

Putnam Valley Town Park<br />

156 Oscawana Lake Rd & Town Park Ln<br />

Mardi Gras/Masquerade with music by Le Tchoup<br />

with 2nd Annual “PV Pig Roast” (6-9 p.m.)<br />

Acoustic/Rock Night – Jay Gisser, Different Drum<br />

& The Melillo Brothers with a special appearance<br />

by the Suburbia Roller Derby Girls. (6-9 p.m.)<br />

*Event to be held at Putnam Valley High School<br />

Beyond The Wall- Pink Floyd Tribute Band.<br />

Opening Band -- Chylan with Dylan . (7-10 p.m.)<br />

“Saturday Night Fever/Disco Night” with the<br />

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outdoors<br />

By Rich Monetti<br />

If you happened to miss the Tang Dynasty<br />

and would like to become more familiar<br />

with Buddhism and the architectural majesty<br />

of the period’s monasteries, it doesn’t<br />

require a 15-hour flight<br />

to China or heavy usage<br />

of your Web browser.<br />

In Kent off Route<br />

301, the Chuang Yen<br />

Monastery is a 225-acre<br />

retreat dedicated to the<br />

spirit, knowledge and<br />

teachings of Buddhism.<br />

The Great Buddha Hall<br />

is a 24,000-square-foot<br />

space styled in the<br />

shadow of the time period<br />

dating from 618<br />

AD to 907 AD. Inside<br />

sits a 37-foot statue of<br />

the Buddha, which is<br />

the largest of its kind<br />

in the Western Hemisphere.<br />

The Great Buddha<br />

hall stands 84 feet high<br />

and without internal pillars to support the<br />

ceiling, the spacious confines leave the<br />

statue unobstructed — even as it reaches<br />

a capacity of 2,000 followers. Otherwise,<br />

at the minimum of onlookers, this Buddha<br />

never gets lonely. Encircling the contemplative<br />

giant on the terrace are 10,000<br />

small Buddhas looking just as content.<br />

Photos by Matt Hernandez<br />

Finding Your<br />

Zen<br />

Ground was broken on the monastery in<br />

1981 and the Buddha took eight years to<br />

complete. Given the size of the statue in the<br />

main structure, the Buddha braved the elements<br />

until the monastery was completed<br />

around him.<br />

On the northwest slope, among the<br />

spread of offerings of Tang Dynasty architecture,<br />

remembrance intersects with spiritual<br />

rebirth at the 1,000 Lotus Memorial Terrace.<br />

One thousand fifty steel niches — each<br />

holding two urns — contain cremated remains<br />

of the deceased; ceremonies are held<br />

in the spring and fall to remember them.<br />

The Tai Hsu Hall’s completion in 1990<br />

lets the faithful and the seekers put the<br />

proverbs into practice. Every Sunday, a<br />

morning meditation is held, which is followed<br />

by a book discussion<br />

on Buddhism and a<br />

vegetarian lunch offering.<br />

Those in search of a<br />

deeper understanding can<br />

quiet the mind and expand<br />

their knowledge at the<br />

Woo-Ju Memorial Library.<br />

It is open to all members<br />

of the monastery, Buddhist<br />

Association of United<br />

States members, and any<br />

visitor who has an interest<br />

in the faith. Anyone over<br />

16 can get a library card<br />

and peruse the institutions<br />

4,000 books — of which<br />

1000 are in English.<br />

Kids can be coaxed into<br />

the interfaith learning experience<br />

with a respite<br />

along the Seven Jewels<br />

Lake before taking to the Kuan-Yin Hall<br />

for lunch. Overall, your camera won’t be<br />

bored and the super relaxing atmosphere<br />

among all the amazing architecture makes<br />

the trip a memorable experience.<br />

To visit the Chuang Yen Monastery located<br />

at 2020 Route 301 in Carmel, call<br />

845-225-1819 or visit www.baus.org.<br />

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As your priorities change at every stage of<br />

life, you need to change with them, especially<br />

when it comes to insurance. Coverage that<br />

meets your needs when you are 25 years old is<br />

likely to be different when you reach age 55. As<br />

you think about your evolution through life,<br />

consider these important stages and the insurance<br />

needs of each.<br />

Protecting one of your most<br />

valuable assets<br />

When you are young and just beginning to<br />

accumulate financial assets, your ability to earn<br />

income is likely the foundation of your financial<br />

future. Protecting that income is critical.<br />

Consider this: If you are a 35-year-old earning<br />

$50,000 per year, let’s say you have an additional<br />

30 years of earning potential. With estimated<br />

annual salary increases of 3 percent, you’ll earn<br />

more than $2.3 million over the remainder of<br />

your career.<br />

What would happen to those you care<br />

about if you could no longer work because<br />

of illness, injury or death and your earning<br />

power was gone? Chances are there would be<br />

financial hardship unless you protected your<br />

income with disability income insurance and<br />

life insurance.<br />

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<strong>Celebrating</strong> <strong>Life</strong> By<br />

When Crissy and Jimmy<br />

Hajkowski of Patterson got<br />

married, everyone warned<br />

Crissy about how difficult it<br />

could be to be married to a cancer survivor.<br />

When Jimmy was less than a year old,<br />

he was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma,<br />

one of the most common types of<br />

childhood eye tumors. After many surgeries<br />

and multiple rounds of chemotherapy,<br />

he was declared cancer-free. Although it<br />

has been 33 years since Jimmy was declared<br />

cancer-free, a relapse is never out of the<br />

question when it comes to cancer.<br />

With emphasis on the phrase “in sickness<br />

and in health,” they took their vows and<br />

meant every word they said.<br />

Days after the couple celebrated their first<br />

wedding anniversary on Nov. 9, 2003, it was<br />

Crissy who was diagnosed with cancer.<br />

Crissy was diagnosed with plasmacytoma,<br />

a type of cancer that forms in the<br />

plasma cells of blood. At only 27 years<br />

old, her world was turned upside down.<br />

After 35 radiation sessions, Crissy spent<br />

two years learning how to walk again. Unfortunately,<br />

this type of cancer has a very<br />

high recurrence rate, and a few years later,<br />

more tumors were found inside her bones.<br />

After more surgeries and radiation, she<br />

was diagnosed with multiple myeloma —<br />

a cancer that never goes into remission,<br />

but rather one that needs to be managed.<br />

While Crissy was lucky to have support<br />

from family and friends on her cancer journey,<br />

she also turned to the American Cancer<br />

Society. They provided her with information,<br />

emotional support, transportation to<br />

go back and forth to her treatment in Boston,<br />

and with wigs and information to help<br />

her get through her hair loss.<br />

In 2005, Crissy and Jimmy went to their<br />

first Relay for <strong>Life</strong> event to show support for<br />

a friend.<br />

Back row (l-r): Russ Hughes,<br />

Jill Hughes, Chris Tacca,<br />

Tracey Walsh, Erica Paris,<br />

Patrick Liu, Erin McCormack<br />

and Crissy Hajkowski; Front<br />

row (l-r): Courtney McCormack,<br />

Kaitlin McCormack, Kieran<br />

McCormack (sitting), Heather<br />

Strickland, Aidan Paris Devane,<br />

and Brian McCormack<br />

Photo by Dan Stockfield<br />

Local Relay<br />

for <strong>Life</strong> Events<br />

Faith Ann Butcher<br />

Relay is a fundraising event for the ACS<br />

to raise money for cancer research and cancer<br />

patients that has grown to represent so<br />

much more. In addition to raising money,<br />

the event is held to spread cancer awareness,<br />

celebrate the lives of survivors, remember<br />

those who lost their lives to cancer, and unite<br />

a community in the fight against cancer.<br />

The event was the brainchild of Dr. Gordon<br />

Klatt, a colorectal surgeon from Tacoma,<br />

Wash., who decided he wanted to raise<br />

money for ACS in honor of his patients<br />

in May 1985. For 24 hours, Klatt walked<br />

around the track at Baker Stadium at the<br />

University of Puget Sound. Throughout<br />

the night, friends paid $25 to run or walk<br />

30 minutes with him. He walked about 83<br />

miles and raised $27,000 to fight cancer.<br />

Nearly 300 of Klatt’s friends, family, and<br />

patients watched as he ran and walked the<br />

course. After this successful event, Klatt<br />

Continued on next page<br />

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<strong>Celebrating</strong> <strong>Life</strong>, continued<br />

thought about how other people could<br />

partake in a similar 24-hour event in communities<br />

across the country. He recruited<br />

a small team of people and put on the first<br />

Relay event in 1986.<br />

Since then, Relay has developed into an<br />

overnight event where people bring tents<br />

and sleep out around the tracks. People of<br />

all ages come out to bring the community<br />

together and reminisce about their loved<br />

ones who have died of cancer and honor<br />

those who have survived while raising<br />

money to fight for a cure. Now, almost 4<br />

million people take part in Relay events in<br />

over 5,000 communities in the U.S.<br />

As the Hajkowskis walked the first lap,<br />

known as the Survivor’s Lap, hand in hand,<br />

something clicked and the two have been<br />

committed to helping promote Relay, creating<br />

awareness about the services that the<br />

ACS offers and raising money to further<br />

cancer research and provide additional support<br />

services to cancer patients ever since.<br />

They are not alone. Their story is similar<br />

to that of other cancer survivors who have<br />

been inspired by the work of ACS and the<br />

Relay events.<br />

Heather Strickland, a Mahopac resident<br />

who is a teacher in Chappaqua, shares the<br />

co-chair position with Crissy for the Relay<br />

event in Mahopac. Heather is also a cancer<br />

survivor.<br />

These two women have worked tirelessly<br />

along with other volunteers and with the<br />

ACS Event Director Tracey Walsh, who is a<br />

former volunteer, to organize and promote<br />

Relay.<br />

Since 1999, Putnam residents have raised<br />

over $3 million for ACS by participating in<br />

Relay events. This year, they expect to raise<br />

more than an additional $300,000 through<br />

the combined efforts of two Relay locations<br />

— Mahopac and Patterson.<br />

Photo by Bill Kennedy<br />

Last year, the<br />

money raised<br />

through the<br />

Putnam events<br />

paid for 1,352 rides<br />

for nearly 150 cancer<br />

patients undergoing<br />

treatment,<br />

support groups<br />

and workshops<br />

for more than 250<br />

survivors and caregivers,<br />

financial<br />

assistance and resource<br />

referrals<br />

for 180 patients<br />

and free housing<br />

for more than 90<br />

patients receiving<br />

treatment and<br />

their family members<br />

at the New York City Hope Lodge.<br />

Relay for <strong>Life</strong> has been a uniting force<br />

in Mahopac since 1999. For many, it isn’t<br />

about whether you are participating in<br />

Relay, but rather how are you participating<br />

and why. Some do it because they<br />

have lost a loved one to cancer, others<br />

because they themselves have survived<br />

cancer or they know someone who has.<br />

The Patterson event, which takes place<br />

at the firehouse on Rte. 311 in Patterson on<br />

June 11 from noon to midnight, is in its second<br />

year and is drawing people in from the<br />

surrounding local communities including<br />

Brewster and Pawling.<br />

Whatever the reason that draws them to<br />

Relay, everyone walks away recharged and<br />

empowered.There are certain moments in<br />

life that put everything else into perspective.<br />

When you go to a Relay event, you can<br />

experience several of those moments in one<br />

day. Relay is full of moments that put life in<br />

perspective.<br />

During the event, survivors are honored<br />

with a ceremony<br />

and by leading the<br />

first lap. They are<br />

also invited to a special<br />

luncheon.<br />

Caretakers are<br />

recognized for their<br />

hard work and dedication<br />

with a ceremony<br />

and lap as<br />

well.<br />

More so for sur-<br />

Torches being lit at the 2010 Relay for <strong>Life</strong> event at Mahopac High School.<br />

Photo by Bill Kennedy<br />

vivors and caretakers, Relay becomes a<br />

place of refuge — place where they put their<br />

guard down, mingle with those who understand<br />

and, for a moment, relax.<br />

The event is a fundraiser; while teams<br />

walk around the track, people from the<br />

community are welcome to stop by and<br />

partake in the festivities. There is a silent<br />

auction as well as other activities such<br />

as pony rides, an obstacle course, bingo,<br />

Zumba, a Miss Relay contest, tournaments<br />

and a Road to Recovery Rally.<br />

At the Mahopac event, which is scheduled<br />

from 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, to 7 a.m.<br />

on Sunday, June 5, on the fields of Mahopac<br />

High School, there will be an appearance<br />

by the Hudson Valley Renegades mascot, a<br />

health fair, live entertainment by bands such<br />

as Dead End, and a craft area for kids provided<br />

by Home Depot.<br />

There will also be vendor booths set up by<br />

the teams to help raise more money for their<br />

cause.<br />

One of the most emotional but spectacular<br />

activities at the event is the Luminary<br />

Ceremony. Candles are lit in memory of<br />

people who have been lost to cancer, and the<br />

candles are placed in luminary bags with the<br />

person’s name on it. The bags are then lined<br />

around the track, often forming several rows<br />

around it.<br />

People are still welcome to join existing<br />

teams or start their own for either the Mahopac<br />

or Patterson event. For more information,<br />

visit www.relayforlife.org/mahopacny.<br />

12 <strong>Eventful</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> - June 2011

Senior Spotlight<br />

T.J. Foley, Mahopac High<br />

All-American Hopeful Looks to Win<br />

Elusive Sectional Title<br />

One look at Mahopac senior T.J. Foley is all it takes to see star<br />

quality. There is no school like “old school,” and Foley is best<br />

described as a throwback, a coach’s dream. As a three-sport<br />

star for the Indians, Foley has shined as the starting quarterback<br />

for the Section 1 Class AA runner-up football team and<br />

the starting forward for the Section 1 Class AA Final 4 basketball<br />

team, but it is on the lacrosse green where this Drexelbound<br />

midfielder best excels.<br />

In the midst of an All-American campaign, Foley leads the<br />

state-ranked (No. 24) Indians with 40 goals and 47 points (as<br />

of press time), leading Mahopac to a 13-3 record and a likely<br />

No. 1 seed in the Section 1 Class AA playoffs in late May when<br />

he hopes to bring home the gold for the first time since 2004.<br />

After late-season playoff defeats on the gridiron and hardwood,<br />

Foley and the Indians expect to finally represent Section<br />

1 in the NYSPHAA tournament in early June when they hope<br />

to compete for the second state title in Mahopac lacrosse history<br />

(1996). Whether he achieves that goal or not, Foley has<br />

certainly set the standard for three-sports stars at Mahopac<br />

High for next generation.<br />

Spotlights and photos by Ray Gallagher<br />

sports<br />

Senior Spotlight<br />

Chelsea Lisikatos, Haldane High<br />

Blue Devil RHP/Slugger Hopes to Go Out on Top<br />

Haldane senior RHP Chelsea Lisikatos did some fine dining on<br />

host Peekskill recently when she went 5 for 5 with nine RBIs in a 25-9<br />

stomping of the Red Devils. The captain mashed two home runs and<br />

a double and also struck out 15 in five scoreless innings in one of the<br />

most impressive outings of her storied, All-NYS career, which recently<br />

included the 1,000th strikeout of her career in a win over Beacon.<br />

The University of North Carolina Charlotte-bound hurler hopes to<br />

go out on top for the second time in her storied career in late May<br />

while representing state-ranked (No. 7) Haldane (15-1 as of press<br />

time) in the NYSPHAA Class C softball tournament this June. The<br />

five-pitch windmiller with a career ERA under 1.00 and a batting average<br />

hovering around .500 will go down as the greatest softball player<br />

in Blue Devil history, having carved a swath of unparalleled success<br />

as both a pitcher and a hitter, plus an extraordinary mentor to young<br />

children of the Haldane-based community.<br />

Lisikatos becomes the first Haldane softball player to sign a Division<br />

I scholarship and the seventh Section 1 player since 2005 to play for<br />

a major Division I program, joining the like of Putnam Valley alum<br />

Katie McNamara (Southern Illinois), Horace Greeley’s Maddy Coon<br />

(Stanford), John Jay-Cross River’s Ali Gardiner (Florida), Yorktown’s<br />

Cassie Reilly-Boccia (Alabama) and Kasey O’Connor (Notre Dame),<br />

and Somers’ Tammy Wray (LSU).<br />

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wellness<br />

Zumba is a Party in Putnam<br />

By Rich Monetti<br />

Like any workout regimen, Zumba can<br />

help you sculpt, tone and trim down. You<br />

just have to put in the time and maintain the<br />

consistency. “Is that all?” would typically be<br />

the question of anyone who’s succumbed to<br />

such a tall order. But Zumba makes short<br />

work of the drudgery by kicking it up into<br />

a frenzy that’s usually reserved for Friday<br />

nights, according to Carol Garcia, a Zumba<br />

trainer at the New York Sports Club in Carmel.<br />

“It’s a party!” she says.<br />

Otherwise, Zumba is a much more<br />

grounded affair in comparison to its highimpact<br />

aunt from the 1980s, aerobics.<br />

“That’s a lot of jumping and hard on the<br />

joints,” she says.<br />

She’s also is quick to dismiss a structure<br />

that has gone the way of Jane Fonda. “A one<br />

and a two and a three and a four” is not<br />

Zumba. “We crank the music and there are<br />

no rules,” Garcia says.<br />

In other words, it’s more a feel in which<br />

she as the choreographer lays the foundation<br />

and let’s the dancers assert their own<br />

creative control. “I don’t speak, I don’t cue,<br />

but I give you ideas about the dance and you<br />

can interpret it anyway you want,” she says.<br />

Curves has a similar take in Mahopac, according<br />

to its owner Joan Serrecchia. “When<br />

you start,” she says, “we don’t tell you what<br />

to do; you learn as you go.” Encompassed are<br />

the squats, ab work and core strengthening,<br />

which kind of gets lost in all the dancing.<br />

Fitness is also partially deflecting in favor<br />

of learning dances like the merengue, the<br />

mambo and the cumbia. “It makes it kind<br />

of intriguing to learn all these moves,” Serrecchia<br />

says.<br />

There’s no reason to leave the mystique at<br />

the front door, either — whether the steps<br />

are taken at NYSC, Curves, or Fred Astaire<br />

Studios in Brewster. “Let me tell you, brother,<br />

you can take these same moves and put<br />

them to work on the dance floor any night<br />

of the week,” Garcia says.<br />

Of course, looking good is always a key<br />

starting point when it comes to shaking it on<br />

Saturday night, but the attitude others might<br />

get off a treadmill cannot compare. “It’s such<br />

a confidence-builder,” she says of dancers’<br />

new-found proficiency.<br />

Still, there are likely those on the sidelines<br />

who feel as though they lack the right kick<br />

to join in. “I think anybody can do this,” Serrecchia<br />

says.<br />

Garcia agrees that the learning curve for<br />

the extra left footed is nothing more than<br />

taking a simple step forward. “It’s really basic,”<br />

she says. For instance, the merengue is<br />

mostly a march, then you bend your knees,<br />

move your hips, and before you know it, you<br />

realize, she adds, “Oh my gosh, I’m dancing.”<br />

There’s also plenty of room for error.<br />

“We’re not trained dancers, so it’s a big support<br />

system,” Serrecchia says. “We laugh at<br />

each other — you laugh at yourself and get<br />

healthy at the same time.”<br />

But what of the inertia that’s usually needed<br />

to get up off the couch after dinner? “Oh<br />

no, you want to come<br />

here,” she says.<br />

The results then<br />

pay off progressively<br />

in terms of the<br />

Curves version of<br />

Zumba. Curves and<br />

Zumba got together<br />

and decided to encompass<br />

Zumba with<br />

the Curves circuit<br />

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training workout, she says.<br />

So instead of doing cardio between the<br />

hydraulic-based weight training, the Zumba<br />

class is broken up by minute intervals<br />

on the machines. You’re getting the best of<br />

both worlds — Zumba cardio and Curves<br />

strength training, she says of Curves Circuit<br />

with Zumba Fitness®.<br />

Either way, it adds up to the same thing.<br />

“It’s fun and it’s a party,” Serrecchia says.<br />

Back at NYSC, Garcia can see the difference<br />

in her dancers. “So many start with big<br />

puffy shirts and hang out in the back,” she<br />

says, and “now those same people are in the<br />

front” wearing midriff-baring shirts.<br />

In the end, the burn between instructor<br />

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lit for the next session. “I feed off their energy,”<br />

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suggested. She started by asking me if I had any food allergies,<br />

which I do (celiac disease). Since they make all of them by hand,<br />

she was able to advise me that there were three popsicles that I<br />

could not have. She recommended the Banana Foster flavor. It<br />

was truly amazing.<br />

I have gone back to Go Go Pops a few times in an effort to<br />

taste all the flavors, plus their seasonal options and I am not only<br />

greeted with a smile but they always remember and look out for<br />

my food allergies.<br />

This is definitely a place you must visit the next time you are<br />

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usiness beat<br />

Chiropractic Works Celebrates First Year<br />

On June 1, 2010, Mary Rodda-Gaudino<br />

DC (Dr. Mary) opened the doors to her<br />

Lake Carmel office, Chiropractic Works. In<br />

her first year, she has helped hundreds of<br />

patients to live a happier, healthier life by<br />

freeing them of interference in their nerve<br />

system, vertebral subluxations, which can<br />

cause not only pain but myriad issues.<br />

“Chiropractic is a natural way to heal<br />

the body, because true health is the full<br />

expression of one’s Innate Intelligence,”<br />

says Rodda-Gaudino. “It makes me very<br />

happy when the patient sees the beauty of<br />

the self-healing machine their body is and<br />

potentially avoiding surgery and taking far<br />

less pain medications.”<br />

In addition to helping those who are in<br />

pain, chiropractic care is recommended<br />

for athletes, pregnant women, new mothers,<br />

babies, children and adults of all ages,<br />

especially those who have stress in their<br />

lives.<br />

Dr. Mary has also continued to stay involved<br />

in the community by making special<br />

time slots available to school athletes,<br />

Tent Company Reaches new Heights with Party Rentals<br />

As times have changed the past 30 years,<br />

so too, have your party-planning needs. In<br />

that time, Cartwright & Daughters Tent<br />

& Party Rentals has continued to let the<br />

good times roll, developing from a simple<br />

mom-and-pop tent company to an all-out<br />

party central establishment.<br />

Since 1981,<br />

the reuptable Cartwright<br />

& Daughters,<br />

located in the heart<br />

of Putnam County,<br />

has evolved from a<br />

straightforward tent<br />

and canopy company<br />

to a full-service party<br />

conglomerate.<br />

F a m i l y - o w n e d<br />

and servicing both<br />

private and corporate events in Westchester,<br />

Putnam, lower Dutchess and Fairfield<br />

counties, Jerry Cartwright and his daughters,<br />

Tracey, Laura and Jill leave no stone<br />

unturned when it comes to planning your<br />

party or just getting you the stuff you need<br />

to ensure a top-notch event.<br />

The service was expanded by branching<br />

Photos by<br />

Matt Hernandez<br />

doing on-site adjustments for St. James<br />

Church and offering adjustments at local<br />

community events and fundraisers.<br />

“I am so grateful for the support of the<br />

community. They have really helped me<br />

to grow so I am honored to be able to give<br />

back,” Rodda-Gaudino says.<br />

To celebrate the first year of Chiropractic<br />

Works, be sure to stop in for a free con-<br />

out with a sister company called Just 4 Fun<br />

Entertainment Inc., which features quality<br />

entertainment, amusements and rentals<br />

for every occasion, including inflatable<br />

rides, princess parties, airbrush tattoos,<br />

fun foods, clowns and face painters.<br />

If it’s bounce houses, inflatable water<br />

slides, giant slides or obstacle courses<br />

you’re looking for, Cartwright & Daughters<br />

is your best bet. They also feature carnival<br />

games, magicians, rock star parties, character<br />

appearances, and so much more. If<br />

you’re catering your own event, Cartwright<br />

& Daughters can get you going with eve-<br />

Dr. Mary Rodda-<br />

Gaudino (below)<br />

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family friendly<br />

environment.<br />

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r a f f l e s<br />

and more<br />

at 441<br />

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Lake Carmel, or call Dr. Mary at 845-225-<br />

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help you.<br />

rything from deep fryers to sterno trays,<br />

warmers and state-of-the-art restaurant<br />

supplies. They even have tent-cooling units<br />

to ensure your comfort on those hot summer<br />

days, and nothing comes in handier<br />

on those days than a frozen drink machine<br />

for piña colada-style<br />

drinks.<br />

“We use [Cartwright<br />

& Daughters] all the<br />

time and we swear<br />

by them,” said Sherry<br />

Howard, director of the<br />

Putnam Valley Sunset<br />

Series. “They’re courteous<br />

and happy to assist<br />

us with all our party<br />

needs.”<br />

From outdoor weddings<br />

to Sweet 16s, this Carmel-based<br />

company has it all. Visit them on the<br />

Web at www.rentakidsparty.com or www<br />

.rentaparty.com. Call them at 845-225-<br />

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(search Cartwright & Daughters or Just<br />

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main location at 1707 Route 6, Carmel.<br />

16 <strong>Eventful</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> - June 2011

By Faith Ann Butcher<br />

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If you have clubs, book a tee time at one<br />

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Otherwise, you can either go over to National<br />

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at its club located at 290 Drewville Road,<br />

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is only open to members and their guests.<br />

For those who are willing to spend the<br />

$125 a year on a membership, the place offers<br />

a rifle range, pistol range and archery<br />

course. For more information, call 845-<br />

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Go the movies<br />

You should have an indoor option just<br />

in case the weather is not willing to cooperate.<br />

Two big movies are opening just<br />

before Father’s Day: the action flick The<br />

Green Lantern in 3D with Ryan Reynolds,<br />

which is based on the comic book<br />

series, and the family-comedy Mr. Popper’s<br />

Penguins, starring Jim Carrey. The<br />

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of Putnam County’s numerous lakes and<br />

waterways.<br />

By the time <strong>Eventful</strong> went to print, two<br />

of the popular professional pyrotechnic<br />

showcases had been confirmed for Independence<br />

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Cold Spring will once again host fireworks<br />

over the Hudson River as the finale<br />

to the day’s festivities on Monday,<br />

July 4, which include the annual Fourth<br />

of July parade and the Cold Spring Day<br />

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July 2, as the Lake Carmel Park District<br />

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show is expected to begin at 9 p.m.; the<br />

rain date is July 3.<br />

Many people have made it a tradition<br />

to go to Katonah to hear the Pops, Patriots,<br />

and Fireworks concert at Caramoor.<br />

The Orchestra of St. Luke’s will perform<br />

various patriotic pieces, and violinist<br />

Charles Yang, featured many times<br />

on NPR’s “From the Top,” will perform<br />

Henri Vieuxtemp’s “Yankee Doodle”<br />

variations. The concert will be held on<br />

Sunday, July 3, in the Venetian Theater<br />

at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $70,<br />

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hear a concert by the West Point Band<br />

featuring the Hellcats and Jazz Knights.<br />

The finale, Tchaikovsky’s classic “1812<br />

Overture,” features a fireworks display<br />

and live cannon fire. Held at the Trophy<br />

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community calendar<br />

Thursday, June 2<br />

2K Walk n Roll to End Veteran Homelessness:<br />

Held at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care<br />

System — Montrose & Castle Point campuses<br />

from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free to the public. Donations<br />

of new and unused socks, male underwear,<br />

travel size toiletries, shaving razors and<br />

cream, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste and<br />

toothbrushes, dental floss, hand-held mirrors,<br />

hair combs and brushes and laundry detergent<br />

will be accepted at the event. Contact: Nancy<br />

Winter or Dawn Schaal at 914-737-4400, Ext.<br />

2255, or visit www.hudsonvalley.va.gov.<br />

Friday, June 3<br />

The Seagull by Anton Chekhov: Watch this<br />

movie at the Depot Theatre in Garrison Landing<br />

at 7 p.m. Music: “The Infanta” by The Decemberists.<br />

Featuring Kelsey Landon, Carl Howell,<br />

Maia Guest, Malachy Cleary. Hair/make-up by<br />

Jenn Lee. Costumes by Charlotte Palmer-Lane.<br />

Photographed and edited by Greg Gunder. Directed<br />

by John Christian Plummer. Also playing<br />

on June 4, 5 (at 5 p.m.), 10 and 11.<br />

Sunset Jazz Soiree with the Art Labriola<br />

Trio: The smooth sounds of jazz in the Rose<br />

Garden by The Art Labriola Trio will be presented<br />

from 6-8 p.m. at Boscobel, 1601 Route<br />

9D in Garrison. Labriola has toured Europe<br />

and Asia as a pianist and musical director and<br />

as a musician with The Elliot Murphy Band. As<br />

a composer, Labriola has won a Grammy, an<br />

Emmy and a Clio award. Wine, cheese and light<br />

hors d’oeuvres will be served. 21+ years. $35/<br />

person, Friends of Boscobel: $30/person. Advance<br />

ticket purchase required. Call 845-265-<br />

3638, Ext. 115, or visit www.boscobel.org.<br />

Saturday, June 4<br />

17th Annual Snapping Turtle Walk: Did you<br />

know the snapping turtle is New York State’s official<br />

reptile? About 1,200 of them live in the National<br />

Audubon Society’s Constitution Marsh,<br />

located just below Boscobel House & Gardens<br />

(1601 Route 9D in Garrison), and every June, female<br />

turtles climb up the steep hill to Boscobel’s<br />

lush lawns to lay their eggs. Join us to hear members<br />

of Constitution Marsh discuss the habits<br />

and history of these living fossils and introduce<br />

live specimens to the audience. After the presentation,<br />

guests may walk Boscobel’s grounds<br />

in search of nesting females. Coffee, juice and<br />

donuts served. Rain or shine. Adults $12, children<br />

(6-14) $8 (under 6 free); family of four $32<br />

($8 per additional child). Friends of Boscobel:<br />

Adults $10. Reservations suggested; 845-265-<br />

3638, Ext. 115 or visit www.boscobel.org.<br />

4-H Fishing Clinic: Learn how to fish at<br />

Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park from<br />

10 a.m.-3 p.m. (rain or shine). All participants<br />

will receive a free rod, reel and tackle kit; 2011<br />

fishing directory; and a hat. Check-in begins<br />

promptly at 10 a.m. and is free to children ages<br />

8-14 (participants from previous 4-H Fishing<br />

Clinics are not eligible to participate). Only<br />

100 spots available. Co-sponsored by Cornell<br />

Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Development<br />

Program and The Oasis Sportsmen’s Club<br />

with support from The Jack Stewart Jr. Memorial<br />

Fund. Call 845-278-6738 or visit http://<br />

counties.cce.cornell.edu/putnam.<br />

Children’s Wooden Toy Workshop: 10:30<br />

a.m. at Southeast Museum, 67 Main St., Brewster.<br />

Reservation required. Materials fee donation<br />

of $5. Call 845-279-7500 or e-mail<br />

educator@southeastmuseum.org.<br />

Relay for <strong>Life</strong> at Mahopac High School: See<br />

page 11 for details.<br />

French Wine Tasting: At Patterson Wine &<br />

Spirits, 1270 Route 311 in Patterson from 3-6<br />

p.m. Call 845-878-1099 for more information.<br />

Dinner with the Artist, Paul Thiessing:<br />

Hosted by Tilly Foster Farm Museum, 100<br />

Route 312, Brewster in The Lodge from 6-9<br />

p.m. $50pp. Reservation required. Call Laurel<br />

Snook at 845-453-1822 or e-mail tillyfosterfarm<br />

rentals@gmail.com.<br />

People Against Domestic Violence BBQ<br />

Fundraiser: People Against Domestic Violence<br />

(PADV) is hosting a barbecue fundraiser from<br />

1-5 p.m. at the Brewster Elks Lodge #2101 on<br />

Route 22 in Brewster. There will be food, beverages,<br />

music, raffles and more. They will be<br />

honoring Michael McDonough for his lifetime<br />

achievement to PADV. Tickets are $25/person,<br />

$40/couple in advance, or $30 at the door. Children<br />

under 10 get in free! Contact Kiersten at<br />

845-628-9284, Ext. 21, for tickets.<br />

Brewster Elks Annual Flea Market: Every<br />

Sunday in June, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Items include antiques,<br />

crafts, jewelry, glassware and new/used<br />

furniture; bring your gold or silver vendor, will<br />

pay cash. Call for info or reserve a spot 845-878-<br />

9628. Vendors wanted, $25/space, members<br />

$20/space.<br />

Sunday, June 5<br />

Birds of Prey: Celebrate the environment,<br />

children and more than 100 remarkable raptors<br />

up close at Green Chimneys Brewster Campus,<br />

400 Doansburg Road, Brewster from 11 a.m.-4<br />

p.m. Enjoy a stage show with some of your favorite<br />

wildlife experts and celebrities, free-flying<br />

bird demonstrations, a rehabilitated bird release<br />

and dozens of raptors. There will be barbecue,<br />

hay rides, pony rides, a bouncy castle, environmental<br />

booths, wildlife workshops, vendors and<br />

more. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for seniors,<br />

$5 for children 3-11 and free for children 2 and<br />

under and scouts in uniform. A family pass is<br />

available for $35. Call 845-279-2995 or visit<br />

www.greenchimneys.org for more info.<br />

Tuesday, June 7<br />

Undersanding Fibromyalgia: A Holistic<br />

Approach to Chronic Pain and Fatigue: Discover<br />

the non-drug solutions to help reduce<br />

the pain and symptoms of Fibromyalgia. Learn<br />

how nutritional supplementation, diet, exercise,<br />

stress reduction, body detoxification and neurological<br />

decompression will help manage this<br />

devastating condition at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by<br />

The Foundation of Wellness Professionals, 21<br />

Peekskill Hollow Rd, Putnam Valley. Seating is<br />

limited, admission is free. Call 845-528-2828 to<br />

register.<br />

Wednesday, June 8<br />

Sassy Spa Night for Ladies: Hosted by<br />

Friends of PHC. Bring your mom, friends,<br />

grandmas, daughters and aunts for a great night<br />

of raffles, shopping and complementary spa<br />

treatments! Come and enjoy an assortment of<br />

food and desserts from the area’s finest restaurants.<br />

From 6-9 p.m. at Camp Kiwi, 825 Union<br />

Valley Rd in Mahopac. $35 per person. E-mail<br />

friendsofphc@gmail.com if you would like to<br />

pay by credit card. You must pre-pay to attend.<br />

Checks can be mailed to Mothers Club of PHC,<br />

3667 Route 301 Carmel, NY 10512. Event sponsored<br />

by Professional Women of Putnam and<br />

Professional Women of Westchester.<br />

Resume Workshop: Presented by Career<br />

Works on June 9 from 7-9 p.m. at the Stone-<br />

Continued on next page<br />

French Wine Tasting<br />

Saturday, June 4 ~ 3 to 6 p.m.<br />

Patterson Wine & Spirits<br />

1270 Route 311, Patterson s 845-878-1099<br />

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wall Executive Center, 30 Route 118 in Baldwin<br />

Place. Learn how to make your resume stand<br />

out and target your interviews and your unique<br />

value. Call 914-420-3832 or visit www.career<br />

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Friday, June 10<br />

All-Out Open House Weekend: All-Out Fitness<br />

(862 Rt. 6 in Mahopac) presents a weekend<br />

of free fitness assessments, special promotional<br />

discounts, and program demos such as Zumba,<br />

the All-Out Combine Athlete Program, Spartan<br />

Boot Camp, and kickboxing. Everyone who<br />

attends will qualify to win a 5-pack of 1-hour<br />

personal training sessions, Under Armour gear,<br />

and free class passes! Get yourself involved a<br />

great training program. Call 845-628-0088 or<br />

visit www.all-outfitness.com for more info.<br />

Saturday, June 11<br />

Relay for <strong>Life</strong> at Patterson Firehouse: See<br />

page 11 for details.<br />

Woodland Trail Day & Bird Walk: Find<br />

your fine feathered friends at Boscobel (1601<br />

Route 9D in Garrison) and celebrate scouting,<br />

too! Join us for an early morning bird walk<br />

designed just for Boscobel’s Woodland Trail<br />

by members of the National Audubon Society’s<br />

Constitution Marsh. Our 1.25-mile trail<br />

winds through 29 acres of wooded landscape,<br />

offers spectacular vistas of the Hudson River<br />

and ends at the lush Constitution Marsh.<br />

While hiking, please also admire the handy<br />

work of Boy Scout Troop 235 (Heart of the<br />

Hudson Council) who helped renovate and<br />

revitalize the new trail extension last summer.<br />

Grounds admission applies.* Adults $9, Seniors<br />

(62+) $8, Children (6-14) $5, Children<br />

(under 6) Free, Family of Four $25 (additional<br />

$5 per person) *Scouts in uniform, accompanied<br />

by a paid parent, get in free! Friends<br />

of Boscobel: Free. Call 845-265-3638 or visit<br />

www.boscobel.org.<br />

Secret Garden Tour: See details on page 7.<br />

HHLT’s 6th Annual Family Festival & Sleep<br />

Over Under the Stars: June 11 and 12 at the<br />

Claudio Marzollo Community Center of Philipstown.<br />

Lots of fun outdoor activities for adults<br />

and children like hula hooping, giant bubbles,<br />

art, a wildlife presentation and a raffle with terrific<br />

prizes. After the festival, families are invited<br />

to stay for a Sleep Over Under the Stars<br />

featuring a nighttime Owl Prowl Hike with<br />

Putnam Highlands Audubon Society birders, a<br />

rollicking campout sing-along and breakfast in<br />

the morning. Doors open at 4 p.m., BBQ at 5:30<br />

community calendar<br />

p.m. Call 845-424-3358 for more info.<br />

Sunday, June 12<br />

Julianne Heckert, soprano, Michael McKee,<br />

baritone, with Paul Heckert to accompany on<br />

piano: A selection of opertic arias and songs<br />

at 4 p.m. Admission is free, contributions are<br />

welcome. Chapel of Our Lady Restoration, 45<br />

Market Street, Cold Spring. Call 845-265-5537.<br />

Carmel Pack 1 Spring Recruitment, Raingutter<br />

Regatta & End of Year Awards: At<br />

Ryan’s Field in Carmel. In Cub Scouts, your<br />

son will have lots of fun, learn new things and<br />

make new friends. But Cub Scouting is much<br />

more than that; it is fun — with a purpose.<br />

Come find out what all the fun is about! You<br />

and your son are invited to learn more about<br />

Cub Scouting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See what<br />

Carmel Pack 1 has to offer. Call Brett at 845-<br />

490-3340 for more info.<br />

Woofstock 2011: See page 10 for details.<br />

Monday, June, 13<br />

HVCPA Golf and Cocktail Reception:<br />

With celebrity guest Clark Gillies, National<br />

Hockey League Hall of Fame Legend, at the<br />

Mahopac Golf Club. Tickets available for a<br />

$10,000 cash raffle. Hudson Valley Cerebral<br />

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community calendar<br />

Community Events, con’t<br />

Palsy Association is a not-for-profit, human<br />

service organization that has been serving individuals<br />

who experience disabilities throughout<br />

the Hudson Valley since 1988. For info, call<br />

Anna at 845-878-9078, Ext. 4201, or e-mail<br />

annatrovato@hvcpa.org.<br />

Tuesday, June 14<br />

Professional Women of Putnam Meeting:<br />

Join us from 6-9 p.m. at Camp Kiwi, 825 Union<br />

Valley Road in Mahopac, for guest speaker<br />

Faith Ann Butcher’s presentation “Are You Media<br />

Worthy?” Ever wonder why it seems like<br />

certain businesses or events get all the publicity?<br />

Find out how to get your company in the face of<br />

the people who make those decisions as well as<br />

how to pitch your story so they think you are<br />

“media-worthy.” Catering by Fiesta Mexicana.<br />

Price: $35 pp, includes dinner and dessert. Cash<br />

bar. Register online at www.professionalwomen<br />

ofputnam.com<br />

Wednesday, June 15<br />

Gallery Exhibition — Hudson River Contemporary:<br />

Works on Paper: Co-curated by<br />

Katherine Manthorne and James McElhinney.<br />

This is the first exhibition of contemporary<br />

art in Boscobel’s gallery. Featured in the exhibition<br />

are works of art on paper, which are at<br />

once personal, immediate and ephemeral. A<br />

wide range of approach spans from realist and<br />

abstract drawings in traditional materials, to<br />

paintings on paper, constructions, collages,<br />

photographs, digital images, installations<br />

and conceptual art. Exhibit through Sept. 15.<br />

Free admission with the purchase of a House<br />

or Exhibition/Grounds Pass. Friends of Boscobel:<br />

Free. Call 845-265-3638 or visit www<br />

.boscobel.org.<br />

Sons of Italy NYC Trip: Join the Sons of<br />

Italy for a trip to the Tenement Museum in<br />

NYC and then lunch at Mario’s (on Arthur<br />

Ave. in the Bronx). Find us on Facebook or<br />

contact Michele Ment at 845-225-1144 for<br />

more information.<br />

Saturday, June 18<br />

Boater Safety: The Town of Carmel Police<br />

Dept. hosts an eight-hour New York State Boater<br />

Safety Course at the Carmel Fire House, Rout<br />

52 in Carmel. Pre-registration is required. Call<br />

the Carmel Police Dept. at 845-628-1300 and<br />

ask for the boater information line (ext. 935).<br />

Children’s Leather Workshop: At the<br />

Southeast Museum. Leather hides and skins<br />

of animals were widely used by the colonists<br />

for clothing, bags and<br />

other necessities. Discover<br />

the fun of leather<br />

Summer<br />

Classes<br />

Six Week Summer Session<br />

July 5-August 15<br />

Handwriting Without Tears (3-5 years): Mondays 3-3:45<br />

Handwriting Without Tears (K-2nd): Mondays 4-4:45<br />

Language & Literacy (kids entering 1st): Tuesdays 2:15-3<br />

Math Games (kids entering 1st) : Thursdays 2:15-3<br />

Mini Masterpieces (3-5 years ) : Fridays 10:15-11<br />

Mini Masterpieces (5-7 years) : Fridays 11:15-12<br />

Painting & Drawing (7-9 years): Fridays 12:15-1<br />

Play & Language 12-24 months : Tuesdays 10:15-11<br />

Play & Language 24-36 months: Thursdays 10:15-11<br />

Social Skills (4-6 years): Tuesdays 11:15-12<br />

Social Skills (7-9 years): Thursdays 11:15-12<br />

Mad Science (K-2nd grade): Mondays 11-12<br />

**this class will begin July 18th<br />

Summer session: $100/6 weeks. A 10% sibling discount is also available.<br />

Early Bird Registration: Register By June 1st and receive $10 off/class<br />

845.621.4922 s 926 Route 6, Mahopac, NY<br />

Mon. - Sat. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm s Sun. 11:00 am - 5:00 pm<br />

www.jumpin-jeepers.com<br />

crafting and learn to<br />

carve, punch and finish<br />

a leather bracelet.<br />

Reservation required;<br />

call 845-279-7500. $5<br />

materials fee donation<br />

requested. Museum<br />

hours are Tuesday<br />

through Saturday, 10<br />

a.m.-4 p.m. For more<br />

information, please call<br />

845-279-7500 or e-mail<br />

educator@southeast<br />

museum.org<br />

July Moon: A documentary<br />

by Karen<br />

Person: A screening<br />

and discussion with<br />

the Director/Producer/<br />

Filmmaker Karen Person,<br />

presented by The<br />

Schoolhouse and the<br />

Putnam Arts Council<br />

at 7:30 pm. Join us as<br />

we return to 1969 with<br />

Buzz Aldrin as he unfolds<br />

the story of the<br />

Apollo 11 landing on<br />

the moon and provides<br />

insight and context to this historic event. Film<br />

to be screened in the Schoolhouse Theater at<br />

3 Owens Road, Croton Falls. Tickets: $10, includes<br />

light refreshments. Reservations recommended<br />

— 914-277-8477 (Schoolhouse) or<br />

845-803-8622 (PAC).<br />

Monday, June 20<br />

Qi Gong: Internal Chinese meditative practice<br />

that uses slow graceful movements to promote<br />

the circulation of qi within the human<br />

body. This “energy practice” is known to improve<br />

mental clarity, emotional equilibrium,<br />

and overall health. An eight-week Tai Chi Qi<br />

Gong workshop will begin at the Mahopac<br />

Public Library. 11:15 am. The fee is $50 per<br />

person. Registration is required for this workshop;<br />

register with payment at the Information<br />

Desk at the Mahopac Public Library. For<br />

further information, please call 845-628-2009,<br />

Ext 100.<br />

Putnam Hospital Center Golf Tournament:<br />

Annual fundraising golf tournament to<br />

benefit Putnam Hospital Center at Ridgewood<br />

Country Club in Danbury. Includes continental<br />

breakfast, barbecue lunch, awards dinner<br />

reception, silent auction and raffles. For golf<br />

and sponsorship information, please call 845-<br />

279-5711, Ext. 2963.<br />

Saturday, June 25<br />

Annual Summer German-Fest: Presented<br />

by the German American Social Club of Peekskill,<br />

located in Putnam Valley. A two-day celebration<br />

of German foods, beverages, music,<br />

singing and dancing, with fun for the entire<br />

family. 11 Kramers Pond Road, Putnam Valley.<br />

Admission is free for accompanied children<br />

through age 16. Adult admission $10. Two<br />

bands playing and singing modern and traditional<br />

songs. Open June 25, 3-10 p.m. (gate<br />

opens at 1 p.m.), and June 26, noon-8 p.m. Free<br />

parking.<br />

Monday, June 27<br />

Carmel School Community Golf outing<br />

at Trump National Golf Club: To benefit the<br />

CTA Scholarship Fund. $185 per golfer. Contact<br />

Rich Nordt at rnordt@carmelta.org or<br />

Matt Murphy at mmurphy@carmelta.org.<br />

Tuesday, June 28<br />

Mahopac-Carmel Chamber Dinner: An<br />

evening of networking at Centennial Golf Club<br />

in Carmel at 5:30 p.m. $30 per person, RSVP<br />

to info@mahopaccarmelchamber.com or 845-<br />

628-5553.<br />

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listings or to submit your own<br />

event, visit eventfulmagazine.com<br />

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