Mahopac’s Rosie the Riveter Still Hard at Work

October 17, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Catherine Villanova drives herself to work four times a week to the Laundry Room laundromat on Clark Street in Mahopac, where she sits behind an 85-year-old commercial-grade sewing machine and makes repairs and alterations.

Villanova is more than 10 years older than the sewing machine. She’s 95.

“Ninety-five and a half,” she corrects.

The way ...

Mahopac’s Chuck Low of ‘Goodfellas’ Fame Dies at 89

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Charles “Chuck” Low, the actor who played Morris “Morrie” Kessler, the wig shop owner who meets a grisly end in “Goodfellas,” died in his sleep on Sept. 18. He was 89 years old.

Low was a part-time Mahopac resident and also owned a home in Tarrytown.

He started in the military and then worked for the family business, which developed ...

Everybody Loves a Parade!

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The annual Putnam County Columbus Day parade went off without a hitch on Sunday, Oct. 1, as Mother Nature cooperated this year with warm temperatures and sunny skies. Last year, inclement weather resulted in the parade’s cancellation, the first time in the event’s history that that has happened.

But this year, hundreds of people lined Route 6 to watch the parade, ...

Mahopac Celebrates at the Street Fair

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mother Nature cooperated Sunday as the sun shone brightly in Mahopac and hundreds of residents poured into the business district along South Lake Boulevard for the 15th annual Street Fair. The fair is administered by the Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce and an eclectic blend of vendors and businesses lined the sidewalks to promote their wares and services. There was ...

Mahopac Mom Shines Bright for Maria Fareri

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Britney Gregoria wanted to shine a bright light on the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla for all the good they do for kids who suffer from an array of  illnesses. So, the Mahopac resident decided to gather together area crafters, vendors and authors and hold a craft fair to raise money for the hospital.

On Saturday, Sept. 9, the Shine Bright Family ...

Pep Rally Pumps up Mahopac High School

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High held its annual pep rally last Friday as students, along with the cheer and dance teams, came out to celebrate Mahopac sports in a spirited way. All the varsity fall teams took part in an afternoon of music, dance and cheer to welcome in the new season and help get the athletes pumped up for a successful year.

Who Let the Dogs Out?

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.— The heat was kind of “ruff,” but every dog had its day earlier this month at FDR State Park in Yorktown when Putnam Service Dogs hosted its first-ever “Day in the Park.”

The event, held Sept. 16, was designed as a celebration of the bond between humans and dogs and also to help raise awareness of the valuable role service dogs play in the ...

Mahopac Falls FD Holds Annual Open House

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department held its annual open house Sunday, Sept. 10, and there was plenty to see and do. Kids had the opportunity to check out the firefighting gear and even try it on. Sparky the Fire Dog was also on hand to meet his fans.

But there was also a real live dog hero. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office K-9 division brought along Lex, ...

Lightning in a Bottle

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - On Tuesday evening, Sept. 5, when violent thunderstorms passed through Mahopac, Kaitlyn Carey stepped out on the balcony of her White Sail condo on Marina Drive to get a front-row seat of the action.

 “As a child, I was terrified of thunder and lightning,” Carey said. “My parents used to tell me that thunder was my grandpa bowling strikes in heaven.

Mahopac TYathlon Raises $40K to Fight Childhood Cancers

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Athletes from all over the region converged upon Mahopac Saturday, Sept. 9, to raise money for a cause. 
The event was the “TYathlon” – which combined swimming, running, and biking in a grueling competition. More than $40,000 was raised for the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds research and clinical trials specifically geared ...

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