Mahopac Gets Messy For a Great Cause!

August 11, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The rain fell hard Saturday morning before the skies finally cleared. But that was OK—it just made the annual Mess Fest at Kiwi Country Day Camp even messier.

The event is hosted by the Muddy Puddles Project (MPP) for childhood cancer research and honors Ty Louis Campbell, who lost his battle with brain cancer at the age of 5.

y loved the kids’ TV character Peppa ...

4-H Fair Brings Fun and Smiles to Young and Old!

CARMEL, N.Y. - The 47th annual Putnam County 4-H Fair was held at the Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park in Carmel last weekend, sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Thousands of folks came out over the three-day event to check out the exhibits, farm animals, live music, demonstrations, games and entertainment. The fair featured a live country auction, a barbecue chicken dinner ...

Sons of American Legion Hold Annual Pig Roast

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac’s Sons of American Legion Squadron 1080 held its annual Pig Roast fundraiser at the Legion Hall on Buckshollow Road on Saturday and plenty of hungry supporters showed up to take part in the feast. 

Besides the whole roasted pig, the menu included steamed clams, clams on the half-shell, fried turkey, pulled pork, ribs, sausage and peppers, hamburgers and ...

Missing Traffic Light Arrow at Route 6/6N Fork Causing Confusion

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The state Department of Transportation (DOT) has turned off the right-turn arrow on the traffic light at the Route 6/6N fork, leaving motorists confused and some town officials angry.

Supervisor Ken Schmitt said the problem arose over a month ago when he received a report that the light was malfunctioning. The DOT was notified and sent out a technician for assessment. The ...

Putnam Hosts Inaugural Medal of Honor Parade

CARMEL, N.Y. - Putnam County held its inaugural New York State Medal of Honor Parade Saturday afternoon in Carmel, with hundreds of spectators lining Main Street and the shores of Lake Gleneida to show their support.

The parade—which kicked off at the Paladin Center on Seminary Hill Road and proceeded to the historic Putnam County Courthouse—included veterans and representatives ...

47th Annual 4-H Fair Kicks Off This Weekend

CARMEL, N.Y. - Celebrating 47 years of any event gives time to reflect on what has made it so successful that it continues to attract visitors year after year.

Times have changed, the public’s interests are different—what was considered new and fun at one point, now seem dated and old-hat.

Perhaps that is the key to the Putnam County 4-H Fair’s success—the fair ...

Red Mills Market Sold as Longtime Owners Retire

MAHOPAC FALLS, N.Y. - After more than five decades of service to the community, an iconic Mahopac business is changing hands.

Red Mills Market on South Lake Boulevard in Mahopac Falls was sold on June 28.

Its longtime owners, Ron and Regina Jedlicka, decided to retire and sold the business to Alex Dabashi, and his brother, Tommy, and his dad, Musleh, who were the franchise owners of ...

Mahopac Celebrates its Veterans!

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A gigantic American flag blew in the warm breeze over South Lake Boulevard Saturday, July 14, as volunteers stood in the streets taking donations from motorists passing by the Mahopac Marine.

It was all part of the fourth annual Armed Forces Appreciation Festival, a celebration overseen by the Melchner family—owners of Mahopac Marine. The event was the brainchild of ...

IAC Names Grand Marshals for Columbus Day Parade

MAHOPAC,N.Y. - The Italian American Club (IAC) of Mahopac has announced the names of the 2018 grand marshals of the Putnam County Columbus Day Parade and Festivities. The grand marshals are Regina Morini and Michael Simone, and the honorary grand marshals are Salvatore Pascarella and Angelo Pugliese.

Morini is a longtime volunteer and dedicated member of the Lake Mahopac Rotary Club, the ...

After 25 Years, Tom Honohan Steps Down From Library Board

Longtime Mahopac resident Tom Honohan will pull up stakes later this summer to move to Wappingers in Dutchess County, leaving behind a legacy of service and volunteerism.

“It’s been a rollercoaster ride,” Honohan said. “I have a lot of friends here, but I can still come to visit them. [The move] is a little bittersweet.”

One thing Honohan looks forward to with ...

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