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Clothing Drive, MSG Varsity to Tape PHS Basketball Game, Free Budget Advice for Caregivers

Five things you should know for today, Jan. 3.

1.) Free Blood Pressure Screening at Hudson Valley Hospital Center
At 2 p.m. the Hudson Valley Hospital Center offers free blood pressure screening. Details here.

2.) Free Budgeting Advice for Caregivers
Leave The Light On Foundation and United Way of Westchester and Putnam will offer free budgeting advice to caregivers this Saturday.  Most caregivers are balancing their personal budget along with the budget of their aging parents or a chronically-ill loved ones. This month's caregiver support group will help those caregivers. Caregivers who attend will also receive a free, one-on-one, financial consultation.This one hour session is part of LTLOF's monthly caregiver support groups held the first Saturday and following Thursday of each month. It is hosted by Hudson Valley Hospital Center at The Dempsey House, adjacent to the Hospital. Pre-registration is required. Call Danielle O'Malley, HVHC Community Coordinator, at (914) 734-3794 or register online at www.leavethelighton.org.  Seating is limited.

3.) MSG Varsity is Taping Friday’s PHS Boys Basketball Game
This Friday, Jan. 4 at 6 p.m., MSG Varsity will be taping the Peekskill High School boy’s basketball away game vs. Kennedy-Catholic, in Somers.  The game will air on channel 14, MSG Varsity, on Tuesday, January 8 at 4:00 p.m. After Jan. 11 you can also see the full replay of this game on MSGVarsity.com and/or channel 614 VOD.

4.) Hen Hud Leos are Collecting Supplies for Midnight Run
On Saturday, Jan. 5, the Hendrick Hudson Leos Club will go on a Midnight Run into Manhattan to deliver clothing, food, and supplies to the homeless. The club is collecting adult sized jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters, long sleeve shirts, scarves, hats, snow hats, gloves, sweatpants, long pants, socks, new underwear, shoes, backpacks and any other winter clothing items that are in good condition. Those interested in donating can drop their clothing off at one the Hen Hud Leos Midnight Run drop boxes in these locations: Premier Athletic Club in Montrose, NY Firehouse Grille in Peekskill, and The Church of the Holy Spirit in Cortlandt Manor.

5.) Board of Legislators Chairman Announces Bid for County Executive Seat
Board of Legislators Chairman Ken Jenkins has announced that he will run for Westchester County Executive in 2013. A member of the Westchester Board of Legislators since 2007, Jenkins, D-Yonkers, joins New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson and White Plains legislator Bill Ryan in what is now a three-man race for the Democratic nomination. Incumbent County Executive Robert Astorino  is expected to announce his bid for another term later this year.

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