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October 17, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Runners, walkers, families and volunteers streamed into FDR Park in Yorktown Heights on a beautiful fall morning last month to get healthy and combat a national epidemic.

Sponsored by Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, the fourth annual Run for Recovery is a 5K race through the park’s winding trails that helps raise awareness for the ongoing scourge of drug and alcohol ...

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 ...

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, Somers Team Up to Aid Harvey Victims

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Longtime rivals on the basketball court joined hands this month to help the flood-ravaged victims of Hurricane Harvey.

It started with a tweet from the men’s basketball coach at the University of Houston to college coaches, urgently appealing for T-shirts and sneakers. It finished this week with hundreds of shirts, addressed to Houston and shipped with best wishes ...

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 ...

Candlelight Memorial Comes to Chamber Park

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - When Nicholas Privitera died at age 23 of an accidental heroin overdose on Feb. 8, 2015, his mother, Lauren, was determined that his death would not be just another statistic in the growing opioid epidemic that has been sweeping the country.

After more than a year in mourning, Privitera, a Mahopac resident, set out to create an event that would bring overdose victims’ ...

Mahopac-Carmel Chamber Launches Hurricane Relief Effort

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce is leading the charge in Putnam County to help relief efforts in the aftermath of Florida’s Hurricane Irma by organizing a donation drive.

“Robert DeLucia, a chamber board member who will be helping in the recovery effort in Florida, approached the board of directors with the idea of doing a donation drive to help those ...

Mahopac Family Spearheads Drive to Aid Harvey Victims

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— As Hurricane Harvey hammered Houston and its surrounding towns with torrential rain and devastating winds last week, Mahopac resident Paige Levine-Brennan and her 15-year-old son, Max, watched the TV reports with great dismay.

Levine-Brennan is originally from Houston—she moved to Mahopac 18 years ago—and her mother and sister still live in Cypress, Texas, a ...

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