Giving Back

August 21, 2018

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. - 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. - 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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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Pine Grove Country Day School in Mahopac got into the spirit of things on May 4 when it 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 ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - You may have noticed that Mahopac has taken on a slightly purple tint recently. That’s because Friday (May 4) was Paint the Town Purple Day—a day to remind people of the upcoming Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society fundraiser slated for Saturday, June 2, at the high school.

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MAHOPAC, N.Y.-The Smith-Clarke Allstate Agency in Mahopac hosted “Paint Love—A Paint Night With Heart” fundraiser on Thursday, Feb. 1, to raise money for Love Holds Life, an area charity that raises money to help struggling families who have a member battling cancer. The guest of honor at last ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y.-Even though Hanukkah and Christmas have passed, it is still a season of giving. Eleven-year-old Jacob Nierman, son of Mahopac school teacher Valerie Nierman, stopped by the Putnam Community Action Partnership (CAP) office in Brewster last week to donate a new bicycle and helmet he ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Last month, members of the German Club at Mahopac High School, along with their friends, took part in the annual gingerbread house competition. The students had to construct their houses—not always made of gingerbread, as they used everything from graham crackers to pretzel logs—in ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - More needy children will be able to snuggle up in some warm pajamas this winter thanks to the staff, students and their parents at Pine Grove Country Day School. The preschool held its annual pajama day last week at all five of its locations in support of the Pajama Program, a ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y.-The Town Board honored three Mahopac residents last week with proclamations for the work they do with military veterans and soldiers. “I am very honored and pleased to announce that we are presenting two proclamations to three wonderful people who reside in Mahopac and provide an ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Response to the inaugural Hudson Valley Turkey Trot organized by state Sen. Terrence Murphy was so overwhelming that his office was forced to close registration less than a week after it opened. More than 400 local and out-of-state runners signed up for the Thanksgiving Day 5K, ...

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CARMEL, N.Y.-Putnam Service Dogs Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, has launched a capital campaign to purchase a site for its home. The organization will need a minimum of a 1-acre site in Putnam County to accommodate the multiple functions of the center— kennels for the dogs in training, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - On Saturday, Dec. 9, the Mahopac and Mahopac Falls fire departments held their annual Candy Runs to visit the children and families of the community. Despite the snowy conditions, Mahopac’s bravest traveled all around town collecting toys for the Toys for Tots program while ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y.-It’s the season for giving from the heart and the teachers and students of Mahopac Middle School have their hearts in the right place. The school held its second annual Charity Game Show & Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, an event where you could be entertained by song and dance, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y.-One thing you’ll never hear cross Nancy Sorbella’s lips is the cry “Uncle!” A deep reserve of determination has seen the mother of three through many a challenge, among the most painful of which has been osteoarthritis. To look at her, with her strawberry blond bangs and updo, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y.-Things got a little hairy at Mahopac Middle School when 25 teachers had their beards shaved for a good cause last week. Dubbed No-Shave November, MMS male faculty members and administrators grew beards throughout the month and then students voted on what designs should be shaved ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The seventh annual Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner was held Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Putnam County Golf Course in Mahopac.  The event, sponsored by Purple Heart Homes-NY Downstate Chapter (an organization that assists vets with home repairs and renovations) and Disabled American ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Few people would argue against the cultural impact of “Star Wars” and the myriad sequels and prequels it spawned. You’d have to be buried under a mountain on Dagobah to have not heard about the Skywalker family saga. The tale of good vs. evil, light vs. dark, is told simply and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Red Mills Park is for the birds. At least it will be if Mahopac Boy Scout Seamus Acton has anything to say about it. Acton, a member of Troop 271 and a recent Mahopac High School graduate, is working toward becoming an Eagle Scout and for the project that will earn him that ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Led by the fundraising prowess of a Mahopac resident, the Putnam County Walk to End Alzheimer’s, held Sunday, Oct. 15, at Veterans Memorial Park in Carmel surpassed its total from last year, raising more than $75,000 so far. The highest individual fundraiser was Walk Committee ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Runners, walkers, families and volunteers streamed into FDR Park in Yorktown Heights on a beautiful fall morning last month to get healthy and combat a national epidemic. Sponsored by Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, the fourth annual Run for Recovery is a 5K race through the park’s ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Britney Gregoria wanted to shine a bright light on the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla for all the good they do for kids who suffer from an array of  illnesses. So, the Mahopac resident decided to gather together area crafters, vendors and authors and hold a craft fair ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.— The heat was kind of “ruff,” but every dog had its day earlier this month at FDR State Park in Yorktown when Putnam Service Dogs hosted its first-ever “Day in the Park.” The event, held Sept. 16, was designed as a celebration of the bond between humans and dogs and also ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Longtime rivals on the basketball court joined hands this month to help the flood-ravaged victims of Hurricane Harvey. It started with a tweet from the men’s basketball coach at the University of Houston to college coaches, urgently appealing for T-shirts and sneakers. It finished ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Athletes from all over the region converged upon Mahopac Saturday, Sept. 9, to raise money for a cause.  The event was the “TYathlon” – which combined swimming, running, and biking in a grueling competition. More than $40,000 was raised for the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation, a ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - When Nicholas Privitera died at age 23 of an accidental heroin overdose on Feb. 8, 2015, his mother, Lauren, was determined that his death would not be just another statistic in the growing opioid epidemic that has been sweeping the country. After more than a year in mourning, ...

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