Shamrock Auction Raises Money for St. Pat’s Science Lab

March 20, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The ninth annual Shamrock Auction Dinner Dance hosted by the St. Patrick’s School Parent Association was held Saturday, March 18, at Villa Barone in Mahopac. This year’s theme was “Masquerade.”

The Shamrock Auction event has raised more than $350,000 since its inception and all money raised directly benefits the students of St. Patrick School. In ...

Lakeview Fifth Graders Fundraise for Children of Aleppo

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— After learning about the children of war-torn Aleppo in Syria, Mary Kurtz’ fifth-grade class at Lakeview Elementary School took to making crafts for a fundraiser.

Last month, the class sold clay charms, stress balls, magnets, lapel pins, bookmarks, bracelets and more during school and raised more than $540 for Save the Children to help the kids of ...

Jenna Nolan’s Name Lives On in New School Project

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— When Mahopac Middle School student Jenna Nolan died tragically while swimming in Lake Mahopac on June 20, 2014, she left behind not just a grieving family, but a heartbroken school community and town as well.

Now, under the auspices of Jenna’s mom, Cathy Nolan, and in conjunction with the students and staff at MMS and other like-minded parents, Jenna’s legacy ...

Mahopac’s Kuhbier Named Alzheimer’s Walk Event Chair

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Denise Kuhbier of Mahopac has been named event chair for the 2017 Putnam County Walk to End Alzheimer’s  to be held Sunday, Oct. 15, at a new location at Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park at 201 Gypsy Trail Road.

“Alzheimer’s is a challenge to us all, and after more than two decades in the field, I am dedicated to making a difference in the ...

Mahopac Students ‘Create the Change’ for Clean Drinking Water

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Because there are many people around the world who do not have access to clean drinking water, members of Mahopac High School’s Create the Change Club decided to do something about it. 

“We discovered a charity called Charity: Water, which is a non-profit organization that provides clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries by building ...

The Pack Gives Back!

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Scout law states a scout should be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, reverent and kind.

Meaghan Capellini, cubmaster for Mahopac Cub Scout Pack 271 (grades K-5) wanted to find a project where her Scouts could show off their kindness.

“I thought that a great way to do it was to show as much charity and ...

Four Austin Road Students Strive to Make a Difference

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Imagine being in fifth grade and wanting to make a difference in the world. That’s exactly what four students from Austin Road Elementary School have done.

Kate Conklin, Brianna Smith, Lily Gertelman and Kayla England love animals and decided they wanted to help a species teetering on the brink of extinction.

“We hoped to accomplish something special in ...

Lakeview Students Practice Random Act of Kindness

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 ...

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