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State Transportation Head to Speak in Peekskill, PHS Hosts Alumni Night

Five things you should know for today, Jan. 10.

1.) State Transportation Commissioner to Speak in Peekskill this Morning
Joan McDonald, Commissioner of the state Department of Transportation, is scheduled to a give a regional presentation on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state of the state address 8:30 a.m. today at the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber, located at the 1 South Division Street in Peekskill. Check back for updates.

2.) Armed Robbery at Inn on the Hudson
Peekskill police are searching for two suspects in Tuesday night’s armed robbery at the Inn on the Hudson. Anyone with information is asked to call the detective division at (914) 737-8000. All information will be kept confidential.

3.) Basketball Alumni Night & Gary "Porky" Male Dedication Ceremony
The PCSD Athletic Department will be holding a basketball alumni night for all former boys' basketball players on Friday. There will be a reception for all former players from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The event will be followed by a Boy's JV game against Horace Greeley HS at 5 p.m. and a Varsity game at 7 p.m. There will also be a special dedication of an equipment closet in memory of Gary "Porky" Male, who passed away this summer.

4.) Create Clay Bowls for Hunger
Come and fight hunger with a creative clay project at The Peekskill Clay Studios at The Hat Factory on Jan. 19. Volunteers, ages 8 and up with an adult, are invited to work with an artist to make handcrafted bowls.The bowls will then be given to local organizations who feed the hungry. This creative, fun, and family-orientated activity is part of the Empty Bowls Project, an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. Shifts start at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Check here for more info.

5.) Free Budgeting Advice for Caregivers
Leave The Light On Foundation and United Way of Westchester and Putnam will offer free budgeting advice to caregivers today at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center, located on 1992 Crompond Rd. in  Cortlandt Manor.  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 will be held 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.

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