The Great Unveiling of a World Record!

January 23, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Last year, the Mahopac Italian American Club’s Gaetano “Nino” Carbone constructed a replica of the World Trade Center’s twin towers made entirely out of wine corks.

Coming in at 11.75 feet, the sculpture set a Guiness World Record for the tallest cork structure. On Sunday, the IAC held an official unveiling of the sculpture, which was attended by ...

Home Sweet Home: MMS Holds Annual Gingerbread House Contest

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Students at Mahopac Middle School received a delicious lesson in architecture last month at the school’s annual gingerbread house competition. Principal Vince DiGrandi and Superintendent Dr. Dennis Creedon handed out several awards for “most creative,” “most classic,” “most educational” and more.

An auction of the edible houses for ...

Mahopac Gets Into the Swing of It!

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The Mahopac Friends of Music held a fund-raising swing dance at Lakeview Elementary School on Friday to raise money for the school’s music programs. The nostalgic sounds were provided by the Mahopac High School Jazz Band and included such swingin’ hits as Cab Calloway’s “Minnie the Moocher;” “In The Mood” and  “Chattanooga ...

The Twin Towers Rise Again

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— For Gaetano “Nino” Carbone, the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center were especially heart-rending.

The Mahopac resident had once worked for an import/export office at 21 West St. in Manhattan, not too far from the twin towers, and often did business there.

“[The World Trade Center] was just a stone’s throw away from our office,” Carbone ...

Mahopac Has Cookies With Santa!

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Mahopac School District’s SEPTO (Special Education Parent-Teacher Organization) held its annual fundraiser, Cookies with Santa, last month. The event was held Dec. 9 at the Lakeview Elementary auditorium.

Santa, of course, headlined the event. Kids had the opportunity to have cookies and hot chocolate while they waited to see the jolly old elf.

There was also a ...

Simones Welcome First Baby Born In Putnam in 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Carmel Highway Superintendent Mike Simone is one proud grandpa. Not only has he welcomed a new granddaughter to the family—Sophia Rae Simone was the first baby born in Putnam County in 2017.

Mike’s son, Matt Simone, said he was hoping for a New Year’s Day baby and the new dad got his wish.

The Simones, who reside in Poughquag, in Dutchess County, ...

Notable Stories Of 2016

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Another year has come and gone in Mahopac and it’s time to look back on 2016 and recap the most noteworthy stories of the past 12 months. Being memorable doesn’t necessarily mean a joyous occasion; this past year did have some heartbreaking moments. However, it was also a year of heroes, a year of triumph and a year of progress. So, in no particular order, here ...

Kids Have Breakfast With Santa at Sycamore Park!

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The Carmel Recreation and Parks Department held its annual Breakfast with Santa event at Sycamore Park in Mahopac on Sunday, Dec. 11. Kids had the opportunity to come out with their parents, chow down on some delicious pancakes and then meet with with Santa and Mrs. Claus, as well as some of his elf helpers from the North Pole.

Santa Claus Comes to Town for Candy Cane Runs!

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Santa flew in from the North Pole to attend two Candy Cane Runs, one hosted by the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department, and the other by the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department. Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with volunteers from the two fire departments, stopped by dozens of neighborhoods, handing out candy canes and posing for pictures with excited children.

Veterans Mark Pearl Harbor Day with Solemn Ceremony

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— On Dec. 7, Mahopac’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5491 commemorated the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 with a solemn ceremony.

Those who were present were called to attention by Ed Gettler, who sounded a boatswain’s whistle. Master of Ceremonies Ray Callinan opened the ceremony by introducing acting Chaplain Joan Duschanek, who gave an ...

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