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Release Date: December 04, 2010



Town of Greenburgh

Work Session of the Greenburgh Town Board

Agenda: Tuesday – December 07, 2010 – 1:00PM

(All Work Sessions are Televised Live on Cablevision Channel 76, Verizon 35 and are streamed live.   Work Sessions and Town Board Meetings will be aired each Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 7:02am and 4:45pm.  Each segment will run for approximately 6 to 7 hours,

depending upon the length of the two meetings.)

01:00 PM Motion for Executive Session by_____2nd ______Aye (legal / personnel)

Interview Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals

01:45 PM Agenda Review

02:00 PM  WestHelp

02:30 PM Budget Meeting

04:30 PM adjourn



Winter Farmers Markets begin next Week!
Irvington Village Farmers Market: Monthly Winter Market from 2pm - 7pm  at Irvington Senior Center, 29 Bridge Street. Dates: December 8, 2010; January 12, 2011; February 9, 2011; and March 9, 2011.Vendors include: Panzarella Italian breads, mozzarella, soups and pasta, Champagne crab cakes. Simply Valley Cheese and Bread. Dutch Desserts – European-style tarts. Madura Farms fresh produce, wide range of culinary mushrooms. Big Girl Bakery cheesecake, biscotti, cookies, granola, flatbreads.

Hastings Farmers Market: "Second Saturday" of every month
9am - 1pm @ James Harmon Community Center, 44 Main Street, Hastings: Jan., 8. Feb. 12, March 12 @ Hastings Library Lot: Dec. 11, April 9 and May 14.

News & Info
Mobile Shredder in Hastings
Saturday, December 4 from 10am – 2pm
134 Southside Avenue, Zinsser Lot at the Train Station

Bach Meets Bebop: Gary Smulyan and Friends
Friday,  December 10 @ 8pm at Irvington Town Hall Theater 
Presented by RiverArts. Gary Smulyan (jazz) and Henk van Twillert (classical) play a baritone saxophone duet of the Bach Cello Suites with brilliance and wit. Followed by a superb trio of Smulyan, Harvie S on bass and Ron Vincent on drums. Conversation with these world renowned artists to follow, after Party at River City Grille. Reserved seating $28. Advanced purchase recommended or call 914.476.2321

Irvington News: Got leaves? Want more?
Some Irvington residents are giving thanks for… leaves! We’ve had a tremendous response to our “Love ’Em and Leave ’Em” campaign—in fact, some Village residents have even asked if they can get MORE leaves than they have on their own property! To which the answer is, YES! If you, too, appreciate the value of leaves for compost, and would like the Village to deliver some to you instead of trucking them away, here’s what to do: Identify a location on your property near the street, which would be accessible by a large dump truck (including clearance for the truck to raise its dumper far away from any overhead wires or branches). Mark the location clearly with a traffic cone or a sign. Call the DPW at 591-6044 or email Greg Nilsson at gnilsson@irvingtonny.gov. Your request should include the following: your name, address, and a description of the accessible location; the approximate volume of leaves you want; and any restrictions about when the leaves can or can’t be delivered. The DPW will arrange to deliver the leaves when they are regularly scheduled to work in your neighborhood. Please note that these leaves are provided "as is" - as collected from piles along Irvington's streets. There may be twigs and other debris mixed in unavoidably. Happy composting!

Weekend Highlights
Shop & Play at Chanukah Wonderland
through December 8 from 11am - 6pm | | 27 Center Street, Ardsley | Enjoy an exclusive gift store with Judaica, toys and Chanukah merchandise, or lose yourself in a magical Chanukah Wonderland with an array of activities which have been carefully planned to pique the interest of every age group. From toddlers to teens, from adults to seniors, there will be something for everyone! For more information on the Chanukah event, visit our Home Page/Fundraising in the Area Column. 

Holiday Show of Small Works & Wearable Art @ James Harmon Comm Center, Hastings 
Saturday, December 4 from 10am - 6pm & Sunday, December 5 from 11am - 5pm Produced in association with Rivertown Crafts and RiverArts. Fourteen artists and fine craft persons are presenting their work and products. The public is invited to attend. Among the offerings will be fiber art works, ceramics, beaded and metal jewelry, fine millinery, handmade soaps, small arts works, handmade cards, recycled woolen and fiber accessories, and eco friendly products. The artists and craftsperson’s participating are, Isabel Becker, Bonnie Rodgers, Vicky Youngman, Alcinda Saphira, Eileen Joyce, Connie Kazal, Eiko Berkowitz, Janet Sikirica, Cary Gabeler, Lori Slater, Jennifer Orkin Lewis, Louise Cadoux, Jean Cassidy, and Mary Partlan. Free children's art workshops will be offered as part of ArtsWestchester's Free Arts Weekend on Friday, 12/3, from 7 to 8:30pm and Saturday, 12/4, from 1:30 to 3:30.  They include beading, digital photography, holiday decoration making and doll making.

Holiday Book Sale and Vintage Jewelry Sale at The Dobbs Ferry Public Library
Saturday December 4 from 10am - 5pm (preview sale for Friends Members only Friday December 3 @ 7pm) 
The Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library cordially invite everyone to their annual Holiday Book Sale. Find the perfect holiday gift of newly published, gift books, current fiction and non-fiction children’s books, cookbooks, CD’s and so much more at amazing prices. 

The 'Best of' Film Series - Puccini's "Tosca" 
Irvington Town Hall Theater
Saturday, December 4 @ 1pm
Film Presented By: ITHT Commission. Puccini's "Tosca"; The 'Best of' Film Series presents Opera in Cinema. From the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Italy, in high dfinition. A half hour interpretive lecture by Doug Marouk-Coe precedes each opera matinee. 

Dobbs Ferry Kicks off the Holiday Season
Saturday, December 4 beginning at 3pm   
As the kick off to the Holiday season in Dobbs Ferry, the store owners and restaurants in Dobbs Ferry have invited Santa, a well-known druid elf, to the Village on Saturday afternoon. Santa will be on Cedar Street in front of the Coldwell Banker office beginning at 3:00 and all are welcome to bring their children to confirm who is naughty and who is nice. At 4:30, carolers will join Santa and will make their way to the corner of Cedar Street and Main Street where, at 5:00, the Mayor of Dobbs Ferry will turn on the holiday lights. The Dobbs Ferry Fire Department will be providing hot chocolate for the huddled masses. Please come to Dobbs Ferry and enjoy the unusual stores and fabulous restaurants. Please come and join Santa and the carolers as they remind us why it is so wonderful to live in a small village like Dobbs Ferry. After the festivities, all are welcome in the local restaurants and pubs for great food.

OAC Auction for Art 
Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining 
Saturday, December 4 beginning at 3pm
Kick off the Holidays with an evening of crackling excitement as the Ossining Arts Council, in cooperation with Teatown Lake Reservation, presents "Auction for Art". Art Preview & Reception start @ 3pm. Wine, hors d'oeuvres, music and blazing hearth fire us up for Live Bidding in the Carriage House@ 5PM with Auctioneer Ivan Cohen. Silent Auction on exhibit until January 1st. The perfect occasion to help support the local arts. A donation of $10 will be collected at the door. Proceeds benefit OAC's exhibition and education programs and the OAC High School Artist Scholarship. 

Westchester Jazz Orchestra Trumpet Masters: Music of Miles, Pops and Dizzy
Irvington Town Hall, Saturday, December 4 @ 8pm; snow date: Dec 5 @ 2pm Performed by Westchester Jazz Orchestra http://www.westjazzorch.org/index.htm Reserved seating tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and $10 for students; subscription and group discounts are available. Theater box office, 914-591-6602. 

Opening Reception: Art Gallery of Westchester
Sunday, December 5 from 1pm - 5pm
145 Palisade St # 404, Dobbs Ferry, 455-4050
Live music and refreshments. Group exhibit featuring works of the Art Academy of Westchester instructors and local artists. Exhibit from December 2010 - February 2011. Hours: M TU TH F 11am to 3pm
Give the Gift of Giving…Family-to-Family’s Annual Holiday Toy Drive
through December 15
Please join us in our efforts to make the Holidays bright for families struggling this Holiday Season. The Hastings-on-Hudson chapter of F-to-F is collecting new unwrapped toys & books for children 2-18, along with wrapping paper, tape and ribbon for families in struggling financially right here in Hastings-on-Hudson & Dobbs Ferry. Help us enable some of our own neighbors to be “the givers”.  When toys, books and wrapping paper are collected our community outreach partners Bill and Jenny will help our sponsored families (and additional families in need, too), find just the right gifts to wrap up, and take home for their kids. Our mission is clear….instead of arriving from an anonymous donor, your gift enables mom and dad to be the “giver” and experience the joy of giving! Please drop your gifts and wrapping supplies off: 6 Circle Drive, Hastings. Leave inside/outside basement door down the driveway, please. When : Anytime…just drop off  your gifts!!!
For more information about Family-to-Family, please visit our website: http://www.family-to-family.org.

Board members wanted for the Friends of the Greenburgh Library
Looking for active, committed members to serve on the board of the Friends of the Greenburgh Library, which runs an annual book sale and is starting up a volunteer book store to raise funds for the Greenburgh Library.  Board members must be willing to committ at least 6-8 hours a month  of their time, plus attend a monthly board meeting.  We are particularly seeking individuals with  skills in marketing, boosting membership and/or website design,  writing, or graphic design.  Must have ability to work in teams. Please send resume and/or cover letter to hopeheyman@msn.com

Call for Entries!
The Donald Gallery in Dobbs Ferry, NY is seeking 2D works for its upcoming exhibit, “Just Desserts.” This is a juried show of works by River Town artists, smaller than 24’ x 36” in any media. Exhibit will run from December 19th, 2010 through January 23rd, 2011. Submit pieces to the gallery beginning November 27th through December 15th.
The Donald Gallery 343 Broadway Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 questions/comments: hajjar1@optonline.net

WJCS Working to Grant Wishes Again This Holiday Season
For its annual Have-a-Heart for the Holidays Gift Drive Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) is collecting toys, CDs, gift cards and clothing to be distributed to consumers at the agency’s 70-plus programs throughout Westchester. Last year, more than 1,000 wishes were fulfilled. The agency’s goal this year is to reach out to even more of its consumers. Anyone interested in providing a gift or contributing to the Have-a-Heart for the Holidays Gift Drive can contact Meryl Lewis at 761-0600, ext. 222. Donations can also be made on line at www.wjcs.com.

A Call for Artists/Craftspeople: Holiday Gift Boutique -- Arts, Crafts and more…
Wednesday ~ December 15th ~ 10:00 to 4:00 
EILEEN FISHER Café’ on the Hudson ~ Irvington
The Caring Committee will be sponsoring the 4th Annual Holiday Gift Boutique on Wednesday, December 15th between 10:00-4:00p.m.  We can accommodate 20 vendors.  We are requesting a donation fee of $50 per space or 20% from the proceeds of your merchandise sale(s).  This must be decided upon prior to December 15th.  As it is a charity event, your donation is tax deductible.  Sales tax reporting is the responsibility of the vendor. If you are in a different location other than Irvington and would like to have a table-sitter, members of the Caring Committee have volunteered to table-sit.  We have a limited number of volunteers; this service will be a first come, first serve basis.  Of course, it is always better to be present selling your own goods. Set-up is between 9:00-10:00 Wednesday morning unless you have made other arrangements with Joanne Lawson.  We hope that you will be as festive as possible in displaying your goods.  The Caring Committee will sponsor a Salad & Soup Kitchen and beverages for purchase while you enjoy your holiday shopping experience.  If you are interested in participating in the Holiday Gift Boutique, kindly respond to this email as to what you will be selling and remember we have only a limited amount of spaces.  For further information or if you have questions, please contact Joanne Lawson at JLawson@EileenFisher.com or Johanne Read (JRead@EileenFisher.com).  Outside arts and craft vendors will also be participating.  The event will be open to employees and residents of Irvington and will be advertised on WHUD.  We hope you will join us!  
Happy Holidays!  The Caring Committee
from the Hudson Independent

Saturday 4

Ready, Set, Sleep: At 11 a.m. discover the ingenious strategies of local wildlife which help them survive the cold and snow at Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining. Call 762-2912, ext. 110 or visit www.teatown.org.

Story Time at the Farm Store: At 11:30 a.m. children ages 3 to 6 are invited to listen to a story at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills. Call 366-9606 or visit www.stonebarnscenter.org.

Ultimate Spin-a-thon!: At 1 p.m. join a Dreidel-spinning competition at JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown. Players can spin individually or in teams. Preregistration required. Call 366-7898, e-mail lfei...@jcconthehudson.org or visit www.jcconthehudson.org.

“Annie”: This classic musical will be performed at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Tarrytown Music Hall. Call 877-840-0457 or visit www.tarrytownmusichall.org. Also Dec. 5 at 2 p.m.

“Tosca”: The movie will be shown at 1 p.m. at the Irvington Town Hall Theater. Call 591-6602 or visit www.IrvingtonTheater.com.

Holiday Happening: Starting at 4:30 p.m. there will be music, a tree lighting ceremony and refreshments provided by the Volunteer Fire Dept. at the I.K. Benjamin Community Center in Irvington. Call 591-7736 or e-mail mdep...@irvingtonny.gov.

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting: At 5 p.m. in Patriots Park, followed by refreshments and a visit from Santa. Call 631-8347.

Music: Peter Magrane performs at 6 p.m. at the Black Cat Café in Irvington. Call 231-9060 or visit www.blackcatchef.com.

Holiday Gathering: At 6:15 p.m. the Hudson Bells will perform at the Warner Library in Tarrytown. Call 631-7734 or visit www.warnerlibrary.org.

Jazz Concert: At 8 p.m. the Westchester Jazz Orchestra will play the music of trumpet masters Miles, Pops and Dizzy at Irvington Town Hall Theater. Call 591-6602 or visit www.westjazzorch.org.

Comedy Night: Kevin Meaney will present his Christmas show at 8 p.m. at the Tarrytown Music Hall. Call 877-840-0457 or visit www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Sunday 5

Holiday Open House: From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. celebrate the 1950’s and 60’s at the Historical Society’s Museum in Tarrytown. This family event features games, crafts for children, a visit from Santa and refreshments. Call 631-8374 or visit www.thehistoricalsociety.net.

Trim the Nature Tree: At 1 p.m. help make tree-trimming treats for our wildlife friends at the Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale. Call 723-3470 or visit www.greenburghnaturecenter.org.

“The Missing Menorah”: Shalom Sesame’s Chanukah movie will have its world premier at 3 p.m. at JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown. Call 366-7898 or visit www.jcconthehudson.org.

Arts Day at The Y: Short performances from 3:30 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. at the Family YMCA in Tarrytown. Call 631-4807, ext. 19.

Literary Afternoon: At 4:30 p.m. enjoy readings by Maria Melendez and Rigoberto Gonzalez from “Camino del Sol: 15 Years of Latina and Latino Writing” at Hudson Valley Writers’ Center in Sleepy Hollow. Call 332-5953 or visit www.writerscenter.org.

Broadway All-Star Holiday Concert: At 7:30 p.m. at Irvington Town Hall Theater. Call 591-6602 or visit www.IrvingtonTheater.com.

Concert: Musician/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones and friends will perform at 8 p.m. at the Tarrytown Music Hall. Call 877-840-0457 or visit www.tarrytownmusichall.org

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