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McDonough Park Fields Get New Turf Thanks to Eagle Scout Project

May 27, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Eagle Scout candidate Christopher DiSilvio, 16, of Mahopac Troop 1, completed his project last month when he constructed a two-row bench and installed artificial turf on the east end of the baseball field at McDonough Park.

“My project is to place artificial turf at McDonough Park,” DiSilvio told the Town Board last fall when he presented them with the project.

Pine Grove Goes Purple for Relay for Life!

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Pine Grove Country Day School in Mahopac got into the spirit of things on May 5 when they joined in the Paint the Town Purple Day.

The event is used to promote the upcoming Relay for Life, the annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. This year’s Relay will be held Saturday, June 3, noon to midnight, at Mahopac High School.

For Paint the Town Purple Day, ...

Putnam County Residents Show They Have Heart!

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The American Heart Association Putnam Heart Walk was held last month at Brewster High School and featured Mahopac resident Robin Zencheck as the survivor honoree. Zencheck underwent two heart transplants and a kidney transplant.

More than 500 participants turned out for the event.

The Walk also honored the memory of Jessi-Ann Bettcher, an AHA volunteer who lost her ...

Mahopac Dons Little Black Dresses for a Cause

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— What first started off as a small party with a few women wearing their favorite little black dresses to support the Mahopac-based, not-for-profit organization Community Cares six years ago, has grown to become one of the most anticipated events in the area. On Thursday, May 11, some 300 people, both men and women, danced, mingled and raised money at the Little Black Dress ...

Soaring Like Eagles

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Roy Fields, the scoutmaster for Mahopac Falls Boy Scout Troop 271, looked around the room at the Secor Sports Club on Agor Lane Saturday night and couldn’t help beaming.

“In this room tonight, I have boys who are lawyers, teachers, video editors, firemen, businessmen,” he said. “They are young men who left scouting, went off to college, and came out ...

Mahopac Paints the Town Purple for Relay for Life

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— If you noticed that Mahopac took on a decidedly purple tint over the weekend, you weren’t seeing things. Saturday was Paint the Town Purple Day, an event used to promote the upcoming American Cancer Society fundraiser, Relay for Life. Businesses were adorned with purple bunting, banners and ribbons, residents wore purple apparel and even the cop cars turned purple. This ...

Mahopac Walks for Multiple Sclerosis

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Walk MS: Putnam 2017, the annual walk for multiple sclerosis, was held Sunday, April 24, and more than 100 walkers and teams came out to raise money for the cause.

The walkers gathered in the parking lot of the Mahopac firehouse on Route 6 before embarking down the Putnam Trailway bike path off Croton Falls Road.

The group raised nearly $30,000 for the cause, coming ...

Austin Road Students Have a Colorful Time Raising Money

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Austin Road Elementary and SEPTO held one of the most colorful fundraisers imaginable at the school on Saturday, April 22.  Called the “Color Run,” students run through a premade course—a distance of a little less than a mile.  Spread throughout the course are stations containing buckets of colored powder.  As the kids pass each station (a ...

Jack Aglietti Keeps His Eye on the Prize

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Mahopac’s Jack Aglietti has had an eye on becoming an Eagle Scout since he joined the scouting program when he was in second grade.

The 18-year-old Lakeland High School senior’s lifelong ambition is now within sight. Aglietti, the son of Philip and Debbie Aglietti, completed the last step in the demanding process required for an Eagle Scout designation by ...

Efforts Under Way to Bring Lions Club Back to Mahopac

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Mahopac has become known as a community rich in altruism, with a population that embraces charitable causes and civic activism. So, it seems odd that the Lions Club—one of the country’s most recognized civic organizations—doesn’t have a presence here.

That may be about to change.

Angelo Purcigliott, the membership director for the Lions’ ...

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