1. Services for Frederick Johannsen
Frederick Johannsen, owner of the Viking Boat Yard in Verplanck, passed away on April 30, 2012. I had the honor of meeting Johannsen when I visited his boat yard the day before and after the 2011 Hurricane Irene. He was one of the warmest, most welcoming interviews I have ever had, despite the fact that he was dealing with the planning and aftermath of the storm. Our thoughts go out to Johannsen’s friends and family.
Visitation will be held at the Cortlandt Funeral Home Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Fred's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project
2. Stay Awake-a-Thon Treats
While you attend to support a good cause, you can enjoy a free yoga class from Cindy Wager. Read about it on Also, bring old gold, platinum and silver you no longer want and get some cash! Read about that on Debbie Costello’s Plus, there will be massages, psychics, music, food, fun and games! Read all about it
3. Panas Players Present My Fair Lady
This weekend, the Panas Players will perform the classic musical “My Fair Lady” on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. For information on tickets, click .
4. Melvin T. Bolden Fishing Derby
Children age 14 and under are invited to try their luck at the Fishing Derby on May 5. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish caught and the most fish caught. Registration is at 8:30 am and fishing begins at 9:00 am. The Derby will be held at Lake Mitchell in Depew Park.
5. Handmade Mother’s Day Waterfall Cards
Mother’s Day is next Sunday (May 13), and the is hosting Peekskill artist Lavinia Wiggins, who is holding a card making class for teens in grade 6 and up. All supplies will be provided and the class is free. The kids will be creating handmade waterfall cards. The class is from 2:30-4:30 on Friday, May 4 at the Field Library. Interested teens should sign up at the reference desk in the library.