APRIL 2014 Issue IT'S HERE

Saturday, 19 April 2014 10:58

THE STRIPED BASS ARE ALL OVER HAVERSTRAW BAY Featured

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The Hudson River Striped Bass Derby will be on Friday,Saturday and Sunday April 26 and 27th, 2014.

 
Two great locations to weigh in your stripers, remember an extra pound for any striper released alive.
 
Go to http://www.stripedbassderby.com
 
To register and view all the great prizes.

The restrictions in place in and around the Tappan Zee Bridge are going to a problem this year.

 Here is a solution to the problem that would not take a week to solve.
 
Digging out the  old channel that used to lead form the main channel to Piermont in front of Corranetta's Marina.
 
It is far enough away from the TZ Bridge Contstruction to allow free and easy access to Piermont Marina''s !
 
 
 

 

**OBCC NEWS: CLARIFICATION!! (a.k.a. the good news and the bad news!)**

 
 
Hi again everyone, 
 
In my enthusiasm over our building being cleared by the inspectors and reopened today, I am afraid I may not have been adequately clear about the current status of the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club. I hope this email helps clarify where we are, and what still lies ahead.
 
There have been two ongoing issues that are intertwined, but as of today, one of them is resolved. 
 
Issue #1: Since October 31st, 2013, the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club has been padlocked by building inspectors at the direction of the Town of Ossining. At that time, OBCC was presented with an OTR (order to remedy) matters within the building which inspectors felt were not in current compliance with building codes.
 
Since that day to this, our team of licensed and Town-approved members have been working around the clock, throughout the winter, and until recently with no heat, to comply with all of the requests made on the OTR. These people have worked on their own time, as volunteers, at no cost to the Town or to Ossining taxpayers. All materials expenses for the work over the past four months have also been absorbed by OBCC at no cost to the Town or to taxpayers.
 
Today, the final inspection took place, and OBCC was fully cleared of the OTR.  The building has been totally updated to current code compliance, the locks were removed, and OBCC access has been fully restored. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all Town and Village officials involved in this matter for their time and effort, as well EVERYBODY who has offered their support. 
 
In addition, we are extremely grateful to everyone at the Croton Yacht Club, Ossining Hose Company #1 - Engine 96, and Ossining Fire Police and Emergency Squad - Rescue 14 for sharing their facilities with OBCC for board meetings, membership meetings, Toys for Tots, and other important events during the time that our space was unavailable to us. 
 
Unfortunately, during the course of updating the building, needed amenities were lost. At the present time, there are no cooking appliances in the building. OBCC looks forward to continuing to work collaboratively with the Town to provide full services to the building in this respect at the earliest possible opportunity. The OBCC board and membership are fully committed to honoring their traditional annual calendar for the community, including the upcoming Commissioning Day and Veteran's ceremonies, and the "Hot Pie" scholarship breakfast regardless of any obstacles that may or may not exist at that time.
 
To have lost the cooking facilities, as well as the impact of modifications to the licensing agreement which the Town insisted upon last year (which included the loss of OBCC's ability to store boats on land in the winter) is a tough blow to the club. However, our spirits are high, and our committment to this historic building, as we approach our 100th anniversary, is even higher. We welcome and appreciate your support and involvment!
 
Issue #2:  As you are aware, the Town of Ossining has been pursuing a study into tearing down the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club building in favor of new construction which would also house a restaurant. Unfortunately, our opening today reflects only the satisfaction of the OTR from October. To the best of our knowledge, the Town's plans to tear down Ossining's historic waterfront club building are still in place. We sincerely hope that this will change. 
 
In the meantime, the fight for the preservation of OBCC continues, and your support is needed now more than ever. I wish I could express to you how much it is appreciated, and how much it has meant. 
 
Please join us as we continue our campaign to save Ossining's waterfront history and the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club from being lost in the name of development and revenue. Once these magic places are gone, they are lost forever. Lost to those who came before us, lost to us, and lost to future generations. We do not want to see that happen.
 
So there you have it. I will probably be sending out more frequent updates and information over the next couple of days. It's an exciting time, and to be open today, after 125 long winter days, is cause for celebration. So many people have been working so hard to get to this day, and while there is still much work in the fight for preservation ahead, today I really just want everyone, including all of you, to bask in this happy day, being back in our home. 
 
A million thanks, 
 
Meaddows Ryan, OBCC Tru
Sunday, 09 February 2014 12:49

THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN Featured

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The 257 people that signed the Boating oOn the Hudson River petition to preserve the Ossining Baot and Canoe club on our Face book page are 

just the beginning! the boating community holds a long-standing love of everything tht is traditional about this lovely old building located ont eh Ossinig waterfront.  More

THIS SHOULD BE THE YEAR WE BRING CHILDREN BACK TO THE HUDSON RIVER, IN SAILING, FISHING, SWIMMING,  BOATING, YACHT CLUBS,  BOAT CLUBS, MARINAS….ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THAT WE LOVE ABOUT THE HUDSON RIVER, ANY EVENTS, HAPPENINGS, RESTAURANTS MUST INCLUDE CHILDREN AS THE FOCUS.  

WITHOUT YOUNG PEOPLE WE HAVE LOST THE HUDSON RIVER!

 "An aware parent loves all children he or she interacts with - for you are a caretaker for those moments in time."
 "The soul is healed by being with children."
"If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children."
 
"No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure."
 
"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them."
 
"Children are our most valuable resource."
 
Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa

"Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."

 "There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children."
 
"Why is it that a child's death amounts to a tragedy, but the death of millions is merely a statistic?"
 
Mignon McLaughlin, journalist and author

"Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun."

 "If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God!"
 
"Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right to life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold."
 
"Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children."
 
"A person's a person, no matter how small."
 
"Every child you encounter is a divine appointment."
 
"I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams!"
 

"Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see."

 
Ray L. Wilbur, third president of Stanford University

"The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation."

 
Bono, lead singer of U2

"God is in the slums, in the cardboard boxes where the poor play house. God is in the silence of a mother who has infected her child with a virus that will end both their lives. God is in the cries heard under the rubble of war. God is in the debris of wasted opportunity and lives, and God is with us if we are with them."

 "To me, a faith in Jesus Christ that is not aligned with the poor ... it's nothing."
 "There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not for everyone's greed."
 
Mohandas Gandhi, political and spiritual leader in India

"There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread."

 "Nothing that you have not given away will ever truly be yours."
"The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.""When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed."
"It's the greatest poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."
 "You can't comfort the afflicted without afflicting the comfortable."
 "Americans are blessed with great plenty; we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation to assist those who are suffering from poverty, disease, war and famine."
"The Bible insists that the best test of a nation's righteousness is how it treats the poorest and most vulnerable in its midst."
 "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."
"There's more to doing good than hating evil."
 "I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act."
 

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing."

"For the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, Do all the good you can, To all the people you can, In all the ways you can, As long as ever you can"Failures are divided into two classes — those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.""The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But ... the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?'"
 "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
 
"Be the change that you want to see in the world."
 "The price of greatness is responsibility."
 
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 13:47

THE FOURTH GENERATION Featured

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It was a beautiful August day on the deck of the Croton Yacht Club, where four generations of the Kooney family assembled for an afternoon lunch. The river was calm and glass-like and reflected the deep blue sky and lofty clouds as a mirror image.  CLICK ON THE COVER AND FLIP THROUGH THE PAGES TO READ THE ENTIRE STORY

Sunday, 10 November 2013 12:49

SAVE THE OSSINING BOAT AND CANOE CLUB

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OCTOBER 3, 2103:  I AM SITTING  A table at the northern edge of the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club property, one of the most iconic sites on the Hudson River..More

Monday, 04 November 2013 09:49

IT WOULD NOT BE THE HOLIDAYS WITHOUT IVEY'S RECIPES Featured

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Especially now, at a time where some of us may feel a little dismayed, I think it’s important to list our blessings. Daily. Look closely around you, there is so very much to be thankful for. Believe me, there are few things that can put me in check or humble me like counting my blessings.Actually, I’m supposed to be dead by now, two and a half times over if you want to be technical (at least that’s what the school social worker said). I really should give that B!TC# a holiday ring sometime.I feel thankful every time I sit down to write this column. (Insert awwww here) Who knew ten years ago, almost eleven, that I would have become part of this funny, kooky, loving, boating family? At that time the only thing I knew about boats was that my first marital mistake had one, he named her Poison Ivey. Then, after the divorce, she became Calamine Lotion. Charming, right? So many of you love food the way that I do and everyone was so receptive to me, I felt instantly befriended. Nice people, and I get to talk about food all the time. How could I not feel lucky? I can honestly say that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. There are no religious obligations, no presents to buy and at my house, you get to spend the day in your pajamas. Every year growing up, I looked for-ward to sitting on the floor with my sister, Mara, rolling a years-worth of ....More

 

 

The Hudson River has long attracted artists to its banks. Some of the earliest American artists wre recognized for their Hudson Valley landscapes.  More

Monday, 30 September 2013 06:21

THE CROTON YACHT CLUB AND A PERFECT DAY ON THE HUDSON RIVER Featured

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Few days can be described as perfect in retrospect, Saturday, September 7th was one of those marvels where weather,culinary delights, educational events, new friends and old merged to perfection.  More

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 07:11

FIRST DIVE OF SEAHORSE IN 25 YEARS Featured

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"HI JOHN, I have been told by Tim Smythe Sr. of PT Surplus that you might be interested in helping us locate a tesing dive site for our two man Submersible!"     More

Hurricane Sandy was a defining moment in the history of Piermont! The combination of a hurricane force south wind, a full moon and a tide rising in symphonic harmony brought devastation to Piermont like no other area of the Hudson River.  More

 On July 20, 2013 the Cortlandt Yacht club of Montrose, NY and hte Ossining Elks Club Lodge 1468 hosted the Second Annual "Salute to Freedom" day. this event has become the most rewarding event in the club's calendar as wellas yet another opportunity of rhte Elk's Club to give back to those who have served our country and ade the ultimate sacrifices to preserve our freedom .   More

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 06 September 2013 19:34

JUSTICE, THE REAL DEAL Featured

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Isn't Justice what we all want, in this case Captain Bryan Akers has found it in the form of the Motor Yacht Justice, a 75 foot commuter yacht built in 1930 and still in use today in pristine and very original condition. More

Thursday, 15 August 2013 12:59

THE CROTON YACHT CLUB ANNUAL RIVER DAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 Featured

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The Croton Yacht Club will be sponsoring its annual Hudson River Day celebration on Sept 7th from 11 AM to 4 PM

 
Free fishing for children sponsored by the Hudson River Fishermans Association in cooperations with the Croton Yacht club.   More..
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