Giving Back

May 6, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Thanks to a partnership between Community Cares and the United Way of Westchester & Putnam, 201 meals were delivered Wednesday, April 30, to families throughout Putnam County and Northern Westchester who really needed them. Meals were picked up last week from Crossroads Deli ...

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What so many of us are experiencing today, the isolation, stress, disappointments and anxiety mirror what families of an ill child experience every day. “The world is now living our version of normal.”  ~Friends of Karen mom New York is among the hardest hit with COVID-19. Our families’ already ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Jennifer Degl, a teacher at Mahopac High School and author of “From Hope to Joy: A Memoir of a Mother’s Determination and Her Micro Preemie’s Struggle to Beat the Odds,” a book about her daughter’s premature birth and the subsequent challenges, has put together a way to thank the ...

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We know your spring races are canceled, so we're hosting a 5K! This event will get you moving AND raise money for Hillside Food Outreach. Hillside Food Outreach helps families in need in Westchester and Putnam counties. During the COVID-19 crisis, they’ve been ensuring that vulnerable people in ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. — When the coronavirus began to really take hold last month, Erin Crowley, a Mahopac mother of four (including 22-month-old triplets), knew she had to do something to help. Bombarded by stories on the news about the shortage of equipment—especially masks—that first responders, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Calling it the largest food drive in Carmel history, Town Councilman Frank Lombardi said that the Knights of Columbus councils from both Carmel and Mahopac collected more than $12,000 in cash, checks and gift cards, and about $10,000 worth food to donate to area food ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac News will be publishing a special Mother's Day section in our May 7th edition.  We are inviting our readers to honor their mothers with a special message and photo. In addition to appearing in the newspaper, your message will also be included on TapIntoMahopac.net and you ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department paid tribute to the doctors, nurses and staff members of Putnam Hospital Center ER and ICU last week for the work they’re doing during the pandemic. A caravan of emergency vehicles descended upon the hospital on April 7 to deliver some free hot ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Lakes Council 6318, and the John P Mooney Council 5743, along with councilmen Frank Lombardi and Robert Schanil Jr., are sponsoring a food drive to collect provisions for the local food pantries at St. John’s the Evangelist and St. James ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Saving lives is hungry work. That’s why Cristina Giansante, Mahopac softball coach and teacher at Lakeview Elementary School, teamed up with her friend to raise money and deliver meals to front line healthcare workers at local hospitals. “We both were talking about how we ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - With many food banks unable to function during the pandemic, the United Way of Westchester and Putnam, in conjunction with Community Cares and Putnam County, gave out more than 5,000 pounds of food through the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley to families affected by the coronavirus ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - As the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow and wreak havoc across the country, stories of acts of generosity and kindness, both big and small, have started to emerge. Mahopac is no exception. For the past several weeks, the proprietors of Klazy Jax, along with their ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Marianne Chaluisan is hoping that kindness is as contagious as COVID-19 and she’s created a special Facebook page to spread it around. Kindness, that is, not the disease.  The longtime Mahopac resident started a Mahopac Moms Facebook page eight years ago and won an award from the ...

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Dear Beloved Community,  Just like that, this newspaper’s business model changed overnight. We bet your world did, as well.   In order to continue delivering the news and information you’ve come to expect from us, we need help from our readers.  As a free newspaper, nearly 100 percent of our ...

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To Our Valued Community, Right now we are going through some crazy times.  Our volume of information on the COVID-19 virus is overwhelming, to say the least.  Bigger than the volume of communication we are receiving is the impact COVID-19 is having on all our lives. We started with schools ...

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Dear Beloved Community, I want to avoid the pitfalls that may come with writing a letter to the community about COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus.  I don’t want to contribute to a panic, nor do I want to downplay the seriousness of this either.  I aim to speak from the heart and to ...

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During this unprecedented public health crisis, Halston Media, its affiliated newspapers (Mahopac News, The Somers Record, Yorktown News, North Salem News and The Katonah Lewisboro Times) and all of our TAPinto sites are dedicated to providing accurate and up-to-date news on the coronavirus ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac’s littlest Cub Scouts gathered at Mahopac Library on Saturday (Feb, 1) for a project they hope will brighten Valentine’s Day for military veterans and active soldiers. As part of a program overseen by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, the young Scouts crafted their own Valentine ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) said last week that his annual holiday food and toy drives were a success. Residents from across the 94th Assembly District dropped off hundreds of food items and toys at drop-off locations in Patterson, Somers, Yorktown, Southeast, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High School senior Victoria DelFavero was a shy kid. So, her parents encouraged her to join the Girl Scouts. She enrolled in the Brownies when she was about 7 years old. “They wanted to put me in there because I wasn’t involved in a lot of things when I was younger,” ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - In conjunction with the Mahopac Lions Club, Mahopac students unveiled more than 750 pieces of artwork this past fall for the second annual Art from the Heart event. The program was to show gratitude to veterans and active service members in honor of Veterans’ Day. Mahopac ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - On Saturday, Dec. 14, the Mahopac and Mahopac Falls volunteer fire departments braved the inclement weather and held their annual Candy Cane Runs to visit the children and families of the community. Mahopac’s bravest traveled all around town on their fire trucks collecting toys ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - On an early Wednesday afternoon, in a room on the top floor of the Mahopac Public Library, a dozen or so women sit around tables chatting amiably, giggling, gossiping and sharing stories—no politics or religion, please. They are here not just for the fellowship, but also for some ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Many needy children will be able to snuggle up in some warm pajamas this winter thanks to the staff, children and parents at Pine Grove Country Day School in Mahopac. The preschool held its annual pajama drive on Dec. 10 with a celebratory Pajama Day that took place at all five ...

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In the holiday spirit, PCSB Bank employees teamed up to collect an impressive 101 frozen turkeys that were donated and delivered to the Putnam CAP (Community Action Partnership) before Thanksgiving. Based in Brewster, Putnam CAP is an anti-poverty program dedicated to serving residents who are ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Hundreds of area veterans were honored last week with a Thanksgiving dinner featuring turkey and all the traditional trimmings along with a program of patriotic entertainment. The event, known as the Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner, was held Nov. 16 at the Putnam County Golf Course ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac’s Bob Olszewski, Tom Pinto and Tom Bonacci have been friends for a long time. Olszewski and Bonacci grew up in Yonkers, though they didn’t really get to know each other until they both moved to Mahopac. “We met about 14 years ago,” Olszewski said. “Our kids are the same ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Earlier this fall, Mahopac Boy Scout Troop 371 had a landmark day.  At the Centennial Golf Club, seven Troop 371 scouts were presented scouting’s highest award—the Eagle Scout rank. As a requirement for the rank, Scouts Andrew Baron, Michael Buzea Jr, Austin Kuhbier, Chris ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Thanks to the hard work of some Mahopac teens, some Putnam County families struggling with homelessness will struggle a little bit less. The Mahopac Library’s Teen Library Council, which recently merged with Teens Who Care, embarked on a program to collect items for goodie bags ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Athletes from all over the region converged upon Mahopac Saturday, Sept. 14, to raise money for a cause. The event was the seventh annual “TYathlon”—which combines swimming, running, and biking in a grueling competition. This year’s event raised $44,000 (topping last year’s race ...

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