Giving Back

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Knights of Columbus Father Mooney Council 5743 held its annual car show on Sunday, Oct. 7, in the parking lot of Arturo's Tavern. The show featured classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods, lowriders, antiques, trucks and more. The K of C's Bob Olszewski, who chaired the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The second annual Color-a-Thon, hosted by MSA Cheerleading, was held last month at Austin Road Elementary School. Students paid an entry fee to enter the race, in which coaches and parents dusted them with colored powder at various intervals throughout the course. The runners also ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s Emerging Leaders Alliance is honored the efforts of Ryan Finch, a Mahopac resident, at its United We Rock event, held on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Whitby Castle in Rye Finch is one of five recipients of the United Way’s Rock Star Award, which ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The employees of Tompkins Mahopac Bank love to go for walks. And if it helps to raise money for a good cause, so much the better. The folks at Tompkins Mahopac Bank stepped up this year and signed on to be a sponsor of the Oct. 7 Support-A-Walk, the annual fundraiser for Support ...

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VALHALLA, N.Y. - Joy Degl of Mahopac was one of three former Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital patients who served as ambassadors to the 2018 “Go the Distance” Walk and Family Fun Day on Sunday, Sept. 16. The weather was perfect, and everyone got to enjoy complimentary food and drinks, bounce ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - If you’ve driven past the Town Hall on McAlpin Avenue near Croton Falls Road recently, you may have noticed that the grounds surrounding the building look a little cheerier and a bit cleaner. You can thank the 67 eighth graders from Mahopac Middle School who, along with some ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - According to statistics compiled by the Department of Transportation, 37,461 lives were lost on U.S. roads in 2016, an increase of 5.6 percent from 2015. Of that total, 3,450 were attributed to distracted driving. Studies show that drivers under age 20 are not only texters, they are ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Athletes from all over the region converged upon Mahopac Saturday, Sept. 15, to raise money for a cause. The event was the sixth annual “TYathlon” – which combined swimming, running, and biking into a grueling competition. This year’s event raised $43,000 for the Ty Louis ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac hosted some very special guests last week when two unassuming cyclists from our neighbors to the north were given a police escort through town. Chris Potvin and his 10-year-old son, James, were making the arduous 620-mile trek from Whitby, Canada, a suburb of Toronto, to ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - After seven year of hard work, many milestones and achievements Dylan Halmy and Theo Martine of Boy Scout Troop 371 were presented with their Eagle Scout awards earlier this summer. Through their time in scouting, they participated in many activities, service projects and camping ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The charity Love Holds Life honored 7-year-old twins Nedjat and Veranika of Mahopac earlier this month during a fundraiser at King Kone in Somers for their support of their mom, Maggie Karaqi, who has ovarian cancer.  Karaqi was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2011 when she ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Jeep fans had a chance to celebrate their love of the iconic vehicle Sunday, Aug. 5, and show off their souped-up customized versions while helping to raise money for a couple of good causes. It was the fourth year in a row that Volz Auto Group’s Meadowland of Carmel (owned by ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Swan Cove project took its first major step toward fruition last week when construction crews descended upon the site along South Lake Boulevard and removed eight dilapidated bungalows to make way for a lakefront park and an adjacent municipal parking lot. The town purchased ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Making wishes come true has been a mission at Lakeview Elementary School for the past 22 years. The month of May was busier than usual as Lakeview set out to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley, as well as for Erika’s wish. On Wednesday, May 23, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mother Nature cooperated and sunny skies greeted participants in Mahopac’s 20th annual Relay For Life on Saturday—the annual major fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.  According to the event’s community manager, Tracey Walsh, the fundraiser reached its goal of $250,000, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac town parks will once again be the beneficiaries of some ambitious Eagle Scout projects aimed at improving the park experience. Last week, at its May 16 meeting, the Town Board gave the green light to two projects—one for Sycamore Park and one for Volz Park on Crest Drive.

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Lake Mahopac Rotary Club held its sixth annual Doo-Wop Rock ‘n’ Roll Oldies Show on Friday, May 11, and it was once again a sell-out crowd. This year’s concert featured the headliner The Duprees (“You Belong to Me,” “Have You Heard”) along with Larry Chance & The Earls and ...

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