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Senior Center Raises Funds to Fight Alzheimer’s

December 12, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - This fall, the Mahopac Koehler Senior Center held its annual Alzheimer’s Mini-Walk and raised funds to support the campaign against Alzheimer’s. Twenty-four of the center’s seniors participated in the event. The top four fundraisers were Jean Haas, Marie Broughton, Felicia Gruber and Marie Olivier. The center saluted seniors who participated in the walk and ...

Thanksgiving 5K Turkey Trot Benefits St. John’s Food Pantry

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Hundreds of runners needed to defrost after braving the frigid temperatures on Thanksgiving morning to compete in the second annual Hudson Valley Turkey Trot in Yorktown, organized by state Sen. Terrence Murphy and the Taconic Road Runners. Several Mahopac runners took part. The town closed three roads to hold the event. All proceeds from the race benefit two local food pantries: ...

New ‘Buddy Benches’ Donated to Mahopac Schools

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Buddy Bench, a dedicated place at school playgrounds where a student can sit if feeling lonely or bullied, has generated national attention in recent years and has even been given a TED Talk.

Lakeview Elementary debuted a buddy bench last year and was successful in spreading compassion and connectedness on the playground. To instill these values, Lakeview’s building ...

More Than 500 Vets Take Part in Annual 'Chow Down' Event

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Former shipmates hugged one another in recognition, a spry World War II pilot tipped his vintage leather cap at passersby, and tough-as-nails former Marines teased each other's ability to still fit into their uniforms. Memories, past and present, as well as a delicious menu, are just some of the reasons that veterans flock to the annual Veterans Chow Down at the Putnam County ...

Alzheimer’s Walk Raises More Than $60,000

CARMEL, N.Y. - The 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Putnam County was held on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Veterans Memorial Park in Carmel as hundreds of walkers, including local dignitaries and elected officials, came out to support the cause.

The event raised more than $61,000 and more money is still being raised through online contributions.

The leading individual fundraiser ...

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