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Mahopac Gets Messy For a Great Cause!

August 11, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The rain fell hard Saturday morning before the skies finally cleared. But that was OK—it just made the annual Mess Fest at Kiwi Country Day Camp even messier.

The event is hosted by the Muddy Puddles Project (MPP) for childhood cancer research and honors Ty Louis Campbell, who lost his battle with brain cancer at the age of 5.

y loved the kids’ TV character Peppa ...

Sons of American Legion Hold Annual Pig Roast

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac’s Sons of American Legion Squadron 1080 held its annual Pig Roast fundraiser at the Legion Hall on Buckshollow Road on Saturday and plenty of hungry supporters showed up to take part in the feast. 

Besides the whole roasted pig, the menu included steamed clams, clams on the half-shell, fried turkey, pulled pork, ribs, sausage and peppers, hamburgers and ...

Sixth Annual ‘Mess Fest’ Coming to Mahopac

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - More than 3,000 children and families are expected to attend the “Woodstock for kids’ this weekend when the sixth annual Mess Fest takes place at Kiwi Country Day Camp, 825 Union Valley Road in Mahopac. 

The event, slated for Saturday, Aug. 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain or shine) is hosted by the Muddy Puddles Project (MPP) for childhood cancer research and honors ...

Mahopac Celebrates its Veterans!

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A gigantic American flag blew in the warm breeze over South Lake Boulevard Saturday, July 14, as volunteers stood in the streets taking donations from motorists passing by the Mahopac Marine.

It was all part of the fourth annual Armed Forces Appreciation Festival, a celebration overseen by the Melchner family—owners of Mahopac Marine. The event was the brainchild of ...

Mahopac Special Needs Kids Are All ‘Smiles’

MAHOPAC, N.Y. There were smiles all around last month when special needs kids were paired up with general education students to play baseball and eat hotdogs together for what is known as the Smiles Program.

The idea for the event came from Mahopac parent Nicole Burt about eight years ago when she and her children were in Sycamore Park and saw a child in a wheelchair. Her kids went over and ...

A Time for Joy: Mahopac 6-Year-Old Named Ambassador for Maria Fareri Fundraising Walk

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Six years ago, doctors weren't sure Joy Degl would even survive. This September, the 6-year-old Mahopac youngster will be leading a parade.

Joy has been asked to serve as an ambassador for the 2018 Go the Distance Walk for Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla (part of Westchester Medical Center). The walk will be held Sunday, Sept. 16.

Joy was born on ...

Helping Domestic Violence Victims Smile Again

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A dozen of Mahopac salon owner Serena Calicchia’s customers on Monday weren’t just coming in for a haircut and a cup of coffee. They were seeking an experience that would not only make them look good but help them feel good about themselves.

The women were all victims of domestic violence.

Calicchia, who owns Bella Moda Hair Design on Route 6, had always wanted ...

St. John’s Food Pantry Looking for More Clients

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - An important resource in Mahopac is being underutilized and its organizers want to get the word out.

The food pantry at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church offers free bags of food every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon to anyone and everyone who shows up. There is no need to show ID or proof of residence. When clients arrive, all they have to do is sign in and tell the ...

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