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Release Date: January 22, 2011

 Work Session of the Greenburgh Town Board
 Agenda: Tuesday – January 25, 2011 – 9:15 AM
 (Work Sessions begin at 9:15AM except where schedule changes are made by the Board.)
 
           
 
09:15 AM         Update:  Library Repairs
09:45 AM         Energy Office re: EECGB Grant
10:30 AM         Snow Removal – Discussion via Conference Call
10:45 AM         Motion for Executive Session by _____2nd ______Aye
Ø      Legal
Interview candidates for re-appointment to the Parks & Recreation Board..
 
UPDATE CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTIONS FROM COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS
Paul,
The DPW is behind in the tree collection program as a result of the snow falls.  We will continue to collect trees as the weather permits.  Many may now be buried and or frozen into the snow and as a result will not be collected until the snow melts and the trees are again accessible.
 
 
Victor G. Carosi, P.E.
Commissioner of Public Works
 
STUDENT NEWS NETWORK –STUDENTS TO HAVE THEIR OWN PUBLIC ACCESS TV NEWS PROGRAM..
I was very pleased with the response at our first SNN meeting. About 50 students have expressed interest in  joining SNN—reporting the news, commenting on issues.  Our follow up meeting will take place Monday at 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM at Greenburgh Town Hall.
At the meeting on Monday we will hear from Mo KrochmalHope to see you Monday at 4:15 PM
Mo Krochmal, a long-time new media journalist and an educator, will discuss creating a platform using free or open-source tools to enable students and young people to perform responsible journalism through multimedia storytelling to share stories about their communities.

As the first digital journalism professor at Hofstra University (2007-2010), Krochmal designed and created the NassauNewsLive.com platform that enabled a small core of journalism students to manage a staff of 100 of their fellow students in producing state-of-the-art student-run community coverage on a real-time basis -- with a minimal budget. Students used smart phones.

Comments on Draft PSC Recommendations for Changes in TVMP Are Due Feb. 
2nd (this is from Mark Gilliland of the LORAX group)
 
The NYS Department of Public Service staff has made a series of seven recommendations for changes in utility transmission vegetation management programs after reviewing  the written input and public hearing testimony collected around the state during the last year. 
Many of the recommended changes are specific to O&R and Con Edison (due to the excess of problems and issue reported in the NY Metro region compared to state-wide), while others apply to all NYS PSC- regulated transmission utilities: Read the detailed in the PSC notice attached (below) as PDF.
 
The PSC is inviting comments from the public on these recommendations, before they hold formal Commission hearings to discuss these recommendations and make their decisions/findings on Case 10-E-0155. 
Comments are due by Feb 2.
 
The GEF LORAX Working Group strongly urges local property owners, municipal officials and other elected officials to review these recommendations and provide feedback directly to the PSC (contact details within the attached announcement). We believe that the draft guidelines do not go far enough, ignoring the need for mitigation for existing problems, and ultimately will prove insufficient to prevent a recurrence of the same widespread issues experienced previously along the ROWs in Westchester, Rockland and Orange Counties (and elsewhere in the state).
 
Please speak up and ensure your voice continues to be heard in this important process.
www.rivertownsguide.com------fun activities this weekend
 
Saturday, January 22 from 9am - 1pm
Community CPR Course Certification [link]
" 210 Westchester Avenue, White Plains

In infant, child and adult life saving skills. Certified Instructor: Linda Mosiello, RN and Joseph Valletta, DPM - Podiatry. This community CPR course provides certification in infant, child and adult life saving skills. Fee: $30 per individual; $50 for couples (Fee includes facemask) RSVP: Sign up for this program offered by WESTMED Medical Group by calling 914-681-3101.
Closing Day: January 23
Exhibition: "Just Desserts"
Donald Gallery, South Church, Dobbs Ferry

Featuring the work of several Rivertown artists. INcluding: Kate Colquitt, Nancy Delmerico, Megan Dorian, Stan Fox, Cheryl Hajjar, Barbara McNear, Layla Morgan Wilde, Tony LaMonte, Jennifer Orkin Lewis, Doug Schneider, Beverly Shipko, Walter Stugis.
through February 27
Experience Caribbean Garden [link]
New York Boptanical Gardens, Bronx

Escape Winter’s Chill With a Trip to the Tropics Without Leaving New York. Experience Caribbean Garden, a New Look at the Botanical Garden’s. Permanent Collection and a Warm Ecotour of the World. Admission is Half Price. Visitors to The New York Botanical Garden this winter can find a refuge from the frigid weather outside with a retreat to the warmth of Caribbean Garden, a look at the tropical trees, flowers, and foliage in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory’s permanent collection, including orange-yellow crotons, fuschia bromeliads, and rosy red hibiscus. Through self-guided strolls, use of free audio tours, or participation in docent-led tours of the Conservatory, visitors can encounter many surprises in the largest Victorian-style glasshouse in the country, open once again to the public after last summer’s horticultural and structural refurbishments. Harsh winter frost gives way to warm rain forest mists, soaring palm trees, and bright desert landscapes. This ecotour also allows discovery of aquatics, medicinal plants, unusual species, and the process of evolutionary change. The period between the Botanical Garden’s major seasonal shows, when the climate in the Conservatory is inviting, when the crowds are thinner, and when the admission price is discounted, is an ideal time for visitors to fully immerse themselves in and take advantage of these rich collections. Botanical Garden photography instructors will be available every Saturday during Caribbean Garden to share tips and techniques about how to capture the beauty of nature like a pro. Check [link] for exact times and locations.
Saturday, January 22 & Sunday, January 23
Hibernators Ball
Wave Hill, Bronx
Put on your PJs, pack up your teddy bear and head over to Wave Hill for the day! In the morning, make an animal mask at the Family Art Project and hear tales of hibernating creatures. In the afternoon, sip some cocoa before you put on your mask and waltz with Jody Kruskal and Friends at the Hibernators Ball. Admission is free all weekend thanks to Target's generous support.
Saturday
• Family Art Project: Animal Masks/Máscaras de animales 10am–1pm
• Hibernators Ball 12:30pm & 2pm
Sunday
• Hibernators Discovery Walk 9:30–11:30am Free for Members/$5 Non-members
• Family Art Project: Animal Masks/Máscaras de animales 10am–1pm
• Hibernators Ball 12:30pm & 2pm
Saturday, January 22 @ 2:30pm
Concert with Mike Holober and John Patitucci
The Warner Library

The music director and pianist of the Westchester Jazz Orchestra and the bassist for Chick Corea will perform in a concert of originals, jazz standards, and classical duets at the Warner Library, 121 North Broadway, Tarrytown.
Saturday, January 22 from 7pm - 8pm                                        
Full Moon Hike
Teatown Lake reservation, Ossining [link]

ALL WELCOME. Everything changes when the sun goes down and the full moon rises. Hike with us to the Pine Forest to see who is about on a winter’s night. Not suitable for children under 6.
Saturday, January 22 @ 7pm
The Future Of Music [link]
Tarrytown Music Hall
PRESENTED BY IRE ART MANAGEMENT (I.A.M.) Hosted by: Justin Combs (son of P. Diddy) Featuring: Over 30 artists within various genres of music, including Hip-hop, Pop, Reggae, R&B, and Dance. This will be a momentous event with electrifying performances from up and coming, as well as established artists from around the globe. Many surprises in store.
Saturday, January 22 @ 7:30 pm
Milton with special guest Julia Joseph
Common Ground Coffeehouse [link]
First Unitarian Society of Westchester, Hastings |

Milton is a New York City-based singer/songwriter known in clubs and college radio stations up and down the east coast for his hummable melodies, spot on lyrics, tight, groovy band and soulful, energetic live shows. Milton has appeared on bills with artists ranging from Yo La Tengo to Norah Jones to Al Kooper to Bettye Lavette. As a solo act or with his band (tonight’s show is with the full band!), Milton has played sold-out gigs opening for acts like Jamie Cullum, Colin Hay, Shelby Lynne and Joan Osborne. Opening the show will be Julia Joseph. Gifted with a natural musicality and expressive freedom, Julia shines on stage. Tickets: $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students; kids under 12 FREE
Saturday, January 22 @ 7:30pm & Sunday, January 23 @ 2:00pm
You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown [link]
Irvington Town Hall Theater
Presented by: Clocktower Players Junior Teen Troupe. Based on The Comic Strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz
?Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner. Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer. Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Happiness is...doing a show kids of all ages love! It's an average day in the life of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang. Little moments from wild optimism to utter despair, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening. Heartfelt performances by our talented tweens are guaranteed to please audiences of all.
Saturday, January 22 @ 8pm
Lynette Washington & Dennis Bell
ArtsWestchester’s Arts Exchange, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains [link]
Celebrating the music of Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Shirley Horn, & Carmen McRae featuring: Bruce Harris (Trumpet), Bruce Williams (Alto Sax), Janelle Reichman (Tenor Sax), Noriko Ueda (Bass), and Victor Jones (Drums). Back by popular demand after their 2010 Arts at the X engagement, and fresh from five Grammy nominations for “Kaleidiscope” their latest CD, renowned jazz vocalist Lynette Washington, and pianist/composer Dennis Bell will warm up the mid-winter with a smooth concert of Jazz, R&B, Gospel, and popular tunes. Accomplished Jazz singer Lynette Washington has enjoyed a extensive music career in jazz, R&B, and gospel and has worked with many luminaries including Aretha Franklin, and U2. Dennis Bell, has won Platinum and Gold awards for his work as a Producer, Pianist, and Composer.
Saturday, January 22 @ 8 pm
John Treacy Egan's Great Big Broadway Valentine
Emelin Theatre [link]
Westchester's own and Broadway funny man, John Treacy Egan shares stories and sings beautiful standards and songs from The Great White Way. Get a headstart on Valentine's Day with this evening of romantic music and and a funny look at "the labours of love" with songs from Westside Story, Phantom of the Opera, Carousel, and many more!
Saturday, January 22 @ 8pm & Sunday, January 23 @ 2pm
My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto's Musical Tale
The Play Group Theater, One North Broadway, White Plains [link]
A charming and thought provoking twist on the classic tale of Pinocchio, told from Geppetto's point of view. My Son Pinocchio takes on timely issues and features a compelling score of original songs by Stephen Schwartz (animated films Pocahontas, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame and The Prince Of Egypt) along with the beloved classics When You Wish Upon a Star and I’ve Got No Strings. Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the Toy Shop to discover what makes the "perfect child." This family-friendly musical is a magical mix of heartwarming fairytale and action-packed adventure. Follow Pinocchio's journey from an awkward wooden puppet to a real, live boy... and Geppetto's transformation from demanding creator to a real, live father. (Also: Saturday, January 29 @ 8pm, Sunday, January 30 @ 2pm)
Saturday, January 22 @ 8pm
New Urban Jazz with Lynette Washington [link]
ArtsWestchester’s Arts Exchange, White Plains
Renowned jazz vocalist Lynette Washington, along with Pianist/composer Dennis Bell and an all star band, will perform as a part of ArtsWestchester’s Arts at the X series. Accomplished Jazz singer Lynette Washington not only has the ability to sing in several different languages, she also moves crowds around the globe. This Brooklyn, New York native has enjoyed a extensive music career in jazz, R&B, and gospel. The many luminaries she has worked with include Aretha Franklin, and U2. New York born and raised Dennis Bell, has won Platinum and Gold awards for his work as a Producer, Pianist, and Composer. With Lynette Washington as his flagship artist, Dennis Bell continues to make his mark in the music industry.
Saturday, January 22 @ 8pm
The Machine performs Pink Floyd [link]
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Media Sponsor: The Fox - 95.9fm The Machine, America's top Pink Floyd show, continues the legacy of Pink Floyd, while creating another legacy all their own.Known for performing a diverse mix of Pink Floyd's extensive 16 album repertoire, The Machine's stellar musicianship and passionate delivery sets them above and beyond the rest.
Sunday, January 23
Hibernators Ball
Wave Hill, Bronx
Put on your PJs, pack up your teddy bear and head over to Wave Hill for the day! In the morning, make an animal mask at the Family Art Project and hear tales of hibernating creatures. In the afternoon, sip some cocoa before you put on your mask and waltz with Jody Kruskal and Friends at the Hibernators Ball. Admission is free all weekend thanks to Target's generous support.
Sunday
• Hibernators Discovery Walk 9:30–11:30am Free for Members/$5 Non-members
• Family Art Project: Animal Masks/Máscaras de animales 10am–1pm
• Hibernators Ball 12:30pm & 2pm
Sunday, January 23 from 10am - 4pm
New York Metro Reptile Exhibit [link]
Westchester County Center, White Plains
More than 200 vendor tables- one of the Northeast's largest reptile expos!! Save up to 50 % or more over retail store prices!!!
Sunday, January 23 @ 11:45am, following a special service at 10
The 23nd Annual Breakfast honoring 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

South Church, Dobbs Ferry

All proceeds benefit CLUSTER Day Camp for children of low-income and homeless families of SW Yonkers. SUGGESTED DONATION: Patron $75 | Supporter $50 | Sponsor $25. Adults $10 ($8 by Jan.21)| Children (2-12) $5. Breakfast generously donated and catered by Hastings Center Restaurant. Snow date: 1/30. Info: 914.693.0473. Everyone, without exception, is welcome.
Sunday, January 23 @ 11:30am & 2pm
David Weinstone
and the Music for Aardvarks Band
Jewish Museum, NYC, 1109 5th Avenue at 92nd Street
Performing new songs from their forthcoming album ALL I WANT. Tix [link]
Closing Day: January 23
Exhibition: "Just Desserts"
Donald Gallery, South Church, Dobbs Ferry

Featuring the work of several Rivertown artists. INcluding: Kate Colquitt, Nancy Delmerico, Megan Dorian, Stan Fox, Cheryl Hajjar, Barbara McNear, Layla Morgan Wilde, Tony LaMonte, Jennifer Orkin Lewis, Doug Schneider, Beverly Shipko, Walter Stugis.
Sunday, January 23 from 12pm - 2pm (and every Sunday)
Jazz Bunch: Christopher Reising [link]
Tarry Tavern, Tarrytown

27 Main Street
through February 27
Experience Caribbean Garden [link]
New York Boptanical Gardens, Bronx

Escape Winter’s Chill With a Trip to the Tropics Without Leaving New York. Experience Caribbean Garden, a New Look at the Botanical Garden’s. Permanent Collection and a Warm Ecotour of the World. Admission is Half Price. Visitors to The New York Botanical Garden this winter can find a refuge from the frigid weather outside with a retreat to the warmth of Caribbean Garden, a look at the tropical trees, flowers, and foliage in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory’s permanent collection, including orange-yellow crotons, fuschia bromeliads, and rosy red hibiscus. Through self-guided strolls, use of free audio tours, or participation in docent-led tours of the Conservatory, visitors can encounter many surprises in the largest Victorian-style glasshouse in the country, open once again to the public after last summer’s horticultural and structural refurbishments. Harsh winter frost gives way to warm rain forest mists, soaring palm trees, and bright desert landscapes. This ecotour also allows discovery of aquatics, medicinal plants, unusual species, and the process of evolutionary change. The period between the Botanical Garden’s major seasonal shows, when the climate in the Conservatory is inviting, when the crowds are thinner, and when the admission price is discounted, is an ideal time for visitors to fully immerse themselves in and take advantage of these rich collections. Botanical Garden photography instructors will be available every Saturday during Caribbean Garden to share tips and techniques about how to capture the beauty of nature like a pro. Check [link] for exact times and locations.
Sunday, January 23 @ 2:00pm
You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown [link]
Irvington Town Hall Theater
Presented by: Clocktower Players Junior Teen Troupe. Based on The Comic Strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz
?Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner. Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer. Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Happiness is...doing a show kids of all ages love! It's an average day in the life of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang. Little moments from wild optimism to utter despair, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening. Heartfelt performances by our talented tweens are guaranteed to please audiences of all.
Sunday, January 23 from 1pm - 2:30pm                                          
Winter Discovery Hike
Teatown Lake reservation, Ossining [link]

ALL WELCOME. A winter afternoon is the perfect time for a winter hike. Tracks, scat, and other traces of animal life are easy to see if there is snow on the ground.  Even without snow there is plenty to see in the winter woods.
Sunday, January 23 @ 2pm
Finding and Feeding Winter Birds
Greenburgh Nature Center [link]

Senior Naturalist Dean Fausel on a winter walk to learn what birds wintering in our area like to eat and where they find shelter.  The walk will include a visit to the Center’s Birds of Prey exhibit and busy bird feeders, as well as a search for our more elusive feathered friends.  Members free.  Non-members-$7/adults, $6/seniors, $5/children 2 to 12.
Sunday, January 23 @ 2pm
My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto's Musical Tale
The Play Group Theater, One North Broadway, White Plains [link]
A charming and thought provoking twist on the classic tale of Pinocchio, told from Geppetto's point of view. My Son Pinocchio takes on timely issues and features a compelling score of original songs by Stephen Schwartz (animated films Pocahontas, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame and The Prince Of Egypt) along with the beloved classics When You Wish Upon a Star and I’ve Got No Strings. Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the Toy Shop to discover what makes the "perfect child." This family-friendly musical is a magical mix of heartwarming fairytale and action-packed adventure. Follow Pinocchio's journey from an awkward wooden puppet to a real, live boy... and Geppetto's transformation from demanding creator to a real, live father. (Also: Saturday, January 29 @ 8pm, Sunday, January 30 @ 2pm)
Sunday, January 23 from 4pm - 5pm
Faculty Concert
Hudson River School
of Music, Dobbs Ferry
Join us at Aldersgate Churchfor this very special family event. Featuring Bryony Stroud-Watso, Heather Vogel, Monica Gerard & Evelyn Farny. Space is limited. Please RSVP to [link]
Sunday, January 23 @ 7:30pm
Jordan Rudess (Of Dream Theater) & Friends [link]
Tarrytown Music Hall
PRESENTED BY WIZDOM MUSIC Virtuoso keyboardist Jordan Rudess of the acclaimed progressive rock band Dream Theater brings his unique musical style to Tarrytown for this rare solo appearance. Joined by special guest Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie, the evening will include progressive classics from Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment and more. He will highlight his Billboard-award winning app, MorphWiz, and will perform the U.S. premiere of Explorations, Jordan’s orchestral piece, which will be played on 2 keyboards with Turkish musical prodigy Eren Basbug. $85 tickets includes a meet & greet after the show.
 
This is from THE HUDSONINDEPENDENT.COM
Saturday 22
Jazz Concert: At 2:30 p.m. pianist Mike Holober and bassist John Patitucci will perform at the Warner Library in Tarrytown. Call 631-7734.
Music: Brothers Ed & Brett Erenberg perform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Black Cat Café in Irvington. Call 231-9060 or visit www.blackcatchef.com.
Full Moon Hike: At 7 p.m. hike to the Pine Forest to see who’s about on a winter’s night at Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining. Call 762-2912, ext. 110 or visit www.teatown.org.
“You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown: Performed by the Clocktower Players Junior Teen Troupe at 7:30 p.m. at the Irvington Town Hall Theater. Call 591-6602 or visit www.IrvingtonTheater.com. Also Jan. 23 at 2 p.m.
Sunday 23
Farm to Table: At 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. help with farm work and then enjoy a delicious snack using winter greens and other seasonal foods at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills. Call 366-6200, ext. 151 or visit www.stonebarnscenter.org.
Winter Discovery Hike: At 1 p.m. look for tracks, scat and other traces of animal life at Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining. Call 762-2912, ext. 110 or visit www.teatown.org.
Finding and Feeding Winter Birds: At 2 p.m. take a walk to learn what birds wintering in our area like to eat and where they find shelter at the Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale. Call 723-3470 or visit www.greenburghnaturecenterorg.
Jazz Concert: At 3 p.m. Jazz singer TAEKO will perform in both English and Japanese at the Ossining Public Library. Call 941-2416 or visit www.ossininglibrary.org.
Concert: The 90-voice Hudson Chorale’s inaugural concert “Heaven’s Harmony” will take place at 4 p.m. at the Horace Greeley High School, 70 Roaring Brook Rd, Chappaqua. Call 462-3212 or visit www.hudsonchorale.org.
 
 

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