1. Congratulations Holly Haight
Congratulations to Holly Haight, who was sworn in as Chief of the Verplanck Fire Department over the weekend. This is the first time in the history of the VFD that a woman will have the title of Chief. Many know Holly as a paramedic and a fire inspector. Congratulations on your new position Holly! (Thanks to the Verplanck Residents Association for this information, which they posted on their Facebook page.)
2. Martin Luther King Day Events
Jan. 16 is Martin Luther King Day and there are two MLK events you won’t want to miss. The Preservation Company is hosting its 8th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner and Auction featuring Chapman Roberts on Jan. 15. For more information on how to order tickets, click . Th, along with PAPA, is holding an Interfaith MLK Celebration on Jan. 16 at Peekskill Middle School. More information on Patch as it becomes available.
3. Valentine’s Concert for BCC Memorial Announced
The Buchanan-Cortlandt-Croton 911 Memorial committee has announced a Valentine’s Concert fundraiser for the memorial. The concert is on Feb. 12 at The Cove in Peekskill and will feature founding member and musical director of the original Brooklyn Bridge Tommy Sullivan. Appetizers and light buffet will be served. Cash Bar. $35 per person. Mail check to BCC 9-11 Memorial, PO Box 153, Buchanan, NY 10511.
4. Quiet Man Public House New York Times Review
Peekskill and Cortlandt continue to impress restauratne critic Emily DeNitto at the New York Times. Last month, DiNetto said that Taste was an inviting and delicious place to eat. This past weekend DiNetto admired everything about the Quiet Man Public House, from its Guinness to its woodwork. Check it out . Congratulations to Taste and the Quiet Man on the glowing reviews!
5. Warm Winter Weather
The National Weather Service predicts a high near 47 today and a low around 27 tonight. Tomorrow should be around the same temperature with rain expected after midnight. Temperatures will drop down to around 38 stay near the end of the week.