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Benefit Concert, Window Contest, Holiday Hours

Here are five things you need to know today, Dec. 22.

1.    Benefit Concert at

This Old Ghose, Caravela and Eric Benjamin will be playing at a holiday benefit show at Birdsall House at 10 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $5 that will go to the Peekskill high School Music Department and enters you in a raffle.

2.    Check Out the Holiday Windows Contest

Ten local businesses have entered the Peekskill Business Improvement District holiday window contest. Take a walk to enjoy them and don't forget to wear your pin.

Here are the places up for a vote:

1002 Main Street

/Peekskill Trolley Window, Corner of S. Division St & Park St. (Chamber of Commerce)

970 Main Street

The Coop, 103 South Division Street

, 925 South Street

994 Main St

, 1009 Park Street

1008 Park St

15 N. Division Street

Y, 1011 Brown St

  3.    What is Open and Closed on Christmas

We compiled a list of holiday hours for local places. Check it out here.

4.    Blood Drive Tomorrow

Help others this holiday season by donating your blood. There will be a blood drive in the Wagner room of the Hudson Valley Hospital Center from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

5.    Sunny Day, Rainy Night

Expect warmer temperatures today, with a high near 53, according to the National Weather Service. The day should be sunny, but rain is expected tonight.  

Patty Villanova December 22, 2011 at 12:33 PM
The window "contest" another non-event sponsored by the BID in order to bestow $500 on one of their own. The judges of the contest are none other than the window owners themselves & there will be no input from the public. Isn't it strange that in a town that bills itself as an artists community they couldn't get some bona fide artists to judge? If you check out the windows listed you will see that some of them aren't even decorated! Then look around town at the really lovely windows that weren't even included. Why do you suppose that is? By the way folks, TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO VOTE, not that any of you out there will be able to decide. To recap: Mr. Angell the new, highly qualified exec director, set up the event with virtually no notice to anyone, no marketing, no contestants, no real competition, and no chance that anyone not in The Club will be a winner. By the way, here are my suggestions for the BID slogan contest: "Peekskill- Coming Soon" & "Peekskill- We're Not That Bad" Maybe some Patch readers have their own entries.
Hypotenuse Jackson December 22, 2011 at 02:27 PM
Hypo believes that Ms. Villanova may have unconsciously borrowed the phrase “We’re Not That Bad” from a previous posting of Hypo’s and one C. Anderson. If you review the comments attached to the article on the Peekskill Promotional DVD, you will see that Hypo says he “didn’t think [it] was that bad.” C. Anderson then responded, “Maybe that should be the title, ‘This Video Is Not That Bad, Either is Peekskill.” Unattributed phraseology and unconscious misappropriation of intellectually copyrightable material are serious problems in this country, maybe the most serious. Hypo refuses to stand idly while someone “George Harrisons” his work (re: Chiffons vs. Harrison). We creative artists need to be protected. Look how many black American bluesmen never got credit when hacks like Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton ripped off their work. Our fellow countrymen died in poverty living in shotgun shacks with mangy dogs while those effete British no-talents were living in the French Riviera. Plagiarism is the scourge of modern society and MUST BE STOPPED! This post copyright © 2012 by Hypotenuse Jackson. All rights reserved.

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