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Energy Forums, Breastfeeding Teas and Volunteer Opportunities

Five things to know for today, Sept. 19

1) Energize Peekskill Announces Community Forum
Energize Peekskill announced that it is hosting an event The Field Library on Oct. 13 during Tuesday’s Peekskill Common Council work session. The event will go over ways homeowners can receive free  home energy assessments and receive low interest loans to complete those improvements. Look for a story with more details later this week.

2) Patriot of the Year Honored By Cortlandt Town Board
William “Willy” Nazario, chairman of the Cortlandt Hudson Valley Veteran’s Committee, was honored with a proclamation during Tuesday’s Cortlandt town board for being named National Patriot of the Year by the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Nazario received the award last month in Scottsdale, Ariz. You can check here for an earlier write up on Nazario that was written in August. Check for more news from Tuesday’s meeting later this week.

3) The Teach to Learn Program Needs Volunteers
The Teach to Learn Program, a nonprofit organization that aims to expand educational opportunities for underprivileged children, is seeking volunteer tutors and readers for its “Let’s Read” program. You can find out more information about the organizations goals and ways to help here.

4) Hudson Valley Hospital Center Breastfeeding Tea
Hudson Valley Hospital Center is hosting its annual tea celebrating moms’ decision to breastfeed today. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Main Lobby Courtyard of the hospital, located at 1980 Crompond Road in Cortlandt Manor. Registration is required. Register by calling (914) 734-3896 or by going here.

5) Peekskill Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner is Thursday
The Peekskill Athletic Hall of Fame is hosting a dinner at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20 at Colonial Terrace. This year’s nominees include Peekskill will have its Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Colonial Terrace. This year’s nominees include  Edwin Knickerbocker, Class of 1949; the boys football team, 1954-1955; Dave Polhill, class of 1978; Kim Lancaster, class of 1980; and the boys basketball team, 1994-1995. The dinner costs $50, with proceeds going toward the creation of the new Jason C. Paige Wellness and Fitness Center at the high school. Call Lou Panzanaro at 914-737-3300 ext. 316 or email jpanzanaro@peekskillcsd.org for information on seat reservations.

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