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Lakeview Students Practice Random Act of Kindness

February 25, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Students from Lakeview Elementary School marked their 100th day of school in a very special way last week.

As part of National Random Acts of Kindness Day on Thursday, Feb. 16, the students (and faculty) set out to collect at least 100 boxes of healthy breakfast foods and donate them to the St. John the Evangelist Church food pantry. They doubled their goal and collected ...

Chamber Organizes Raffle to Fund Scholarships

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Enter to win a prize and you can help a student better afford college. The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce has organized The Chamber Scholarship Raffle to benefit its scholarship fund. The Chamber has teamed up with its member businesses to provide prizes, such as a boat, that appeal to the community at large.

“This raffle gives the Chamber an opportunity to ...

Mahopac Student Musicians Hit the Right Note

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— On Saturday, Feb. 11, band members from across the Mahopac School District took part in its second annual Band-O-Rama Day. Over 400 band students representing all the schools in the district came together to perform a concert for family and friends.

The groups that performed that day included students from the fourth-grade level all the way up through the 12th grade. Each ...

District Aims to Have New MHS Principal by July

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The search for a new Mahopac High School principal took a step forward last week when the school district held a community forum to learn what qualifications and leadership qualities residents believe the candidate should have.

The forum, held at the high school’s library Thursday, Feb. 16, was led by Lynn Allen and John McCarthy, both assistant superintendents for ...

Future Scientists, Artists Shine at S.T.E.A.M. Fair

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Last week, the Mahopac School District held its second annual S.T.E.A.M. Fair at Mahopac Middle School. S.T.E.A.M. is the acronym for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.

S.T.E.A.M. is the integration of these disciplines that allows students to develop the ability to think outside the box and to use their knowledge and skills from these multiple areas ...

Caitlin Buckley Excels in Both Hockey and Political Arenas at Williams College

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Caitlin Buckley is a triple threat. The Mahopac resident is a distinguished college athlete, an efficacious college politician and, if that weren’t enough, possessed enough academic prowess to get into one of the nation’s top colleges.

Buckley, who is the daughter of Bob Buckley, chair of the town’s Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee, attends ...

Mahopac High STRIVEs to Improve its Culture and Climate

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Mahopac High School students and staff are “striving” to improve the school’s culture and climate.

The high school has created a new initiative—STRIVE, which stands for safety, taking responsibility, respect, integrity and valuing experience.

“This is something that the high school has been creating over the past two years,” School ...

Nicholas Franzese Honored as PNW BOCES Student of Distinction

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Mahopac Falls Academy student Nicholas Franzese was honored as a BOCES Student of Distinction at the Mahopac Board of Education meeting  last month, marking the first time a student in the program had been honored with the award.

At the ceremony, Franzese was praised for his efforts and accomplishments by his teachers and BOCES administrators. He was presented a ...

Renowned Cardiologist To Speak At Putnam Ridge Feb. 16

BREWSTER, NY — Dr. Patrick Thomas, chief of cardiology and chairman of medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, will be the featured speaker during a free "Healthy Heart Dinner Lecture" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Putnam Ridge, 46 Ebo Road North, in Brewster.

Dr. Thomas will be speaking about heart disease prevention and will be teaching people ...

Breaking Boards for the PTOs and PTAs

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The sixth annual Board Breaking Championship fundraiser, sponsored by Chung Ma’s Taekwondo in Mahopac, was held Friday, Jan. 20, at Putnam Valley Elementary and featured students from Lakeview, Austin Road and Fulmar Road elementary schools (as well as Putnam Valley). The kids battled it out while raising money for their schools’ PTOs and PTAs.

All Chung ...

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