Giving Back

May 13, 2021

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - In honor of the American Cancer Society’s upcoming Relay for Life event, the charity held its annual Paint the Town Purple day Saturday, May 1. The day included luminaria sales at businesses throughout the town, a “boot drive” at the intersection of routes 6 and 6N where volunteers ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - On Earth Day, April 22, a dozen teen volunteers from the Mahopac Public Library performed some community service that helped make the town a little prettier. The teens cleaned up the Putnam Trailway/bike trail from Mt. Hope Road to Buckshollow Road, and from Mt. Hope Road to ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - In a special ceremony held earlier this month, Sheriff Robert Langley and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office recognized community members and businesses who went above and beyond during the pandemic to support the town and its residents. In an outdoor ceremony, Langley presented ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The lives of the shelter dogs and cats in Putnam and northern Westchester counties got a little better recently thanks to the efforts of two Mahopac Middle School students who are candidates for inclusion in the National Junior Honor Society. To be included in the National Junior ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The pandemic has been rough on food pantries everywhere and the one at St. John’s the Evangelist Church in Mahopac has been no exception. For safety reasons, the church has stopped taking in-person donations, so the only way they can keep their pantry shelves stocked and help ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. -Students from Austin Road, Fulmar Road, and Lakeview schools participated in the Great Kindness Challenge from Jan. 25-29 joining thousands of schools across the country in a weeklong celebration that supports students in creating a culture of kindness and compassion while ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - When Vicki Przymylski was on Facebook last month, she noticed an image of plastic trash bag. The text read, “Don’t throw out your old luggage. Send it to the nearest foster care agency. Kids are using trash bags to transport their belongings. No one wants their stuff in a garbage ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Two projects by Mahopac scouts will help bring upgrades and a bit of education to some local parks. One of them, an Eagle Scout project, will rebuild the “icehouse” ramp at Sycamore Park, which will make the old building accessible to the Recreation & Parks Department and ...

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MAHOPAC,M N.Y. - Two years ago, when Max Semegran learned his older brother, Ben, had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, naturally, he was scared. “I was shocked. I thought he was indestructible,” said Max, 17, a senior at Mahopac High School. “Then suddenly he comes ...

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MT. KISCO, N.Y. - Zachary Couzens and his family have the unfortunate distinction of being the first reported cases of COVID-19 in Putnam County. The Mahopac residents were diagnosed back in March when the pandemic was just getting underway and much was still unknown about the disease. “Back ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Christina “Tina” Capizola has been named Putnam County’s 2020 Senior of the Year. According to the county Office for Senior Resources, Capizola is an outstanding volunteer who gives generously of her time to the seniors in Putnam County. She is president of the Mahopac Seniors ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Knights of Columbus partnered with DAS Auto Parts earlier this month to present its annual charity car show in the store’s parking lot on Route 6. The show featured more than 200 vehicles, from antiques to hotrods to muscle cars and the classics. Trophies were awarded in ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - For 10 years, RideConnect of Family Services of Westchester has been providing much-needed free transportation to seniors and those in need throughout northern Westchester and Putnam County for things such as doctor appointments, grocery shopping and other errands. But when the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Lylla McKee was worried about her grandmother during the pandemic. The 13-year-old Mahopac resident was concerned that her grandma, who lives in Queens, wasn’t able to get out and go grocery shopping, go to the library and perform other chores because she was too nervous to leave ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A story like this will stop you in your tracks and make you contemplate the power of the human spirit, where, in a selfless act of kindness, a man reaches out to save the life of someone he does not know. It is also a testament to the power of social media. Mahopac resident Mike ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Hundreds of Mahopac-area families who might otherwise go without a Thanksgiving dinner this year will have full bellies on the holiday thanks to Klazy Jax. The Mahopac restaurant plans to cook and give away 500 to 600 dinners next Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, to anyone who comes ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Every fall the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Vet2Vet program holds its annual “chowdown” at the Putnam County Golf Course in Mahopac, in which veterans and a guest are served a hot meal and entertained by the likes of the USO and others as a tribute to their service. This year, the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - When Yorktown Police Chief Robert Noble read the front-page story in Mahopac News earlier this fall about MHS alumnus Kamil Sudol and the tragedy he had suffered, the chief knew he wanted to help. Back in August, Sudol was on vacation on Martha’s Vineyard with his girlfriend and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac has a new service organization. On July 23, the Mahopac Leo Club was officially chartered. The Leo Club is an international organization that was started in 1967. The term “Leo” stands for Leadership, Experience, Opportunity. Leo clubs encourage members to step up and be ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Dementia has touched Carmel resident Eileen Bridgham-Kounios’ life twice on her father’s side—both her father and his mother had Alzheimer’s. Now she worries the condition is hereditary and that she may be at risk as well. As the Team Retention Chair for the Putnam Walk to End ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Driving around town, Mahopac motorists might notice that some of the roads are a bit cleaner these days. That’s all thanks to the girls of Girl Scout Troop 1139, who took on a litter-busting project to earn their Bronze Awards. On Saturday, Sept. 26, the scouts and some of ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Instead of walking, they drove. Mahopac’s annual Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society fundraiser, couldn’t hold its in-person event this year at the high school because of the COVID pandemic, so organizers moved it to Sycamore Park, where on Saturday, Sept. 12, teams drove ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Children who survived cancer were treated to a boat ride on Lake Mahopac on Sunday, Aug. 30, courtesy of the local charity Love Holds Life and local Realtor Christine Picone. Picone of William Raveis, donated a family fun day experience on her boat for the kids that included ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Bocce fans rejoice! The bocce ball court at Sycamore Park is getting a makeover thanks to an Eagle Scout project that was approved by the Town Board last week. Boy Scout Michael Horan of Troop 371went before the board at its Aug. 26 meeting to explain the project and lay out the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Airport Park project is coming down the home stretch and now the main soccer field there will have a new state-of-the-art scoreboard thanks to the generosity of two Mahopac residents. Dan Fraser and Scooter Hatch, who are both members of the Mahopac Sports Association (MSA), ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Friends and family are rallying around a Mahopac High School graduate who suffered injuries that have left him paralyzed from the chest down after a tragic diving accident last month. Kamil Sudol, 20, described by friends as man of “great courage, amazing character and a ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac’s Jim Perlberg plans to ride 200 miles and raise $1,500 during the month of September for Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) in support of its sixth annual Great Cycle Challenge USA. Perlberg, 68, began riding in earnest about 20 years ago. “I always had a bike but ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Olivia Conlin has been a Girl Scout since kindergarten. Now, her long scouting career is about to be crowned with the highest of honors—the Gold Award. Similar to the Eagle Scout designation for Boy Scouts, the Gold Award is the highest achievement within the Girl Scouts of the USA, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Since the summer of 2008, Dewey, a fluffy stuffed bookworm type of critter, has been hiding in the Youth Services area of Mahopac Public Library for children to search for.  When they find him, they earn a special “I Found Dewey” sticker.  He’s only around in the summer, and since ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac resident Lynne Mongon recently read an article that told of a fire department down south that held a drive-thru barbecue for first responders and essential workers as a way of saying “thanks” for the work they’ve done during the pandemic. She decided she wanted to ...

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