1. Historic Verplanck Signs
The Verplanck Residents Association announced yesterday that the Town of Cortland installed “Welcome to Historic Verplanck” banners in various locations yesterday.
The VRA writes: “This was one of the many ideas that came out of the Verplanck Enhancement Plan meetings. A small group of dedicated volunteers helped choose the design and color. We are very excited that these banners were able to be installed prior to the Feast of our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Fire Department parade this weekend.”
2. Pro-Am Ensemble Concert
Ray Blue’s last Pro-Am Cross Cultural Connection concert of the season will be held at 8 p.m. at the John Burkes Gillespie Auditorium at the Bahai Center, University Ave. on 11th Street in New York City. Click for more information.
3. Andrea Bloome Graduates from Leadership Westchester
From the Volunteer Center of United Way: The Volunteer Center of United Way joined over 120 supporters on June 28th for the 2012 Leadership Westchester Graduation at the Gateway Center at Westchester Community College in Valhalla. Cortlandt Manor resident Andrea Bloome, principal at Alchemy Post Sound, was among the graduates. Leadership Westchester is a cutting-edge learning curriculum that prepares passionate, knowledgeable, and highly skilled individuals to assume positions of influence and impact, particularly as board members at nonprofit organizations in the region. Graduates from the 17 years strong program include leaders from business, public and nonprofit sectors who become part of the Leadership Westchester Alumni Association. Albert D. (Doug) Rogers of New York Life received the Alumnus of the Year Award. For more information call The Volunteer Center at 914-948-4452 or visit www.volunteer-center.org/leadership
4. Gazebo Beautified
Members of the Peekskill Business Imrpovemetn District have completed their two day renovations of the downtown gazebo. The volunteers worked on July 6 and 7 to give it a coat of new paint, replace the bulletin board, and explore new landscaping. Local BID members Frank Pugliese and Gabriel Arango have worked with the BID to move the project forward, volunteering time and materials for the effort. In addition, the BID also worked closely with the City of Peekskill to lay the groundwork for the community project.
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5. New York State Troopers Conduct Traffic Enforcement on State Route 6 and 9
From the New York State Police: On July 5, the New York State Police conducted traffic enforcement details on State Route 6 and State Route 9 in the town of Cortlandt. During these details, 104 tickets were issued for violations including speeding (with speeds reaching 40 miles over the posted limit), switched plates, fail to move over for emergency vehicles, and seatbelt violations. These details are conducted in an effort to make the roadways safe for the motoring public and will continue throughout the summer months.