*** TOWN BOARD MEETING - MONDAY - FEBRUARY 27th at 7:30pm ***
****appeared in the Southern Dutchess News on February 1st****
Welcome to the year of the Rooster! The Chinese New Year began on Saturday January 28th and its festivities will carry on for two weeks. The Chinese tradition includes many different rituals both spiritual as well as artistic. Learning about the Chinese culture is pretty amazing and fun. The Year of the Rooster is said to bring good fortune for all. The Chinese say that the Rooster is a symbol of being powerful and moving forward in all aspects of our lives. I certainly hope this is true, because we all deserve good fortune. Chinese New Year is the most important tradition celebrated by all Chinese around the world. The Mid-Hudson Chinese Community Association (MHCCA) will host its annual party "2017 Chinese New Year Celebration -To celebrate the Year of the Rooster" set for Saturday, February 18, 2017. 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 pm., at Ketcham High School, 99 Myers Corners School, Wappingers Falls.For more information about this event, please visit the MHCCA Website: http://mhcca1968.tripod.com/
Our first Health and Wellness Saturday was a big success! Liz Torres from Mindful Yoga offered three different yoga demonstrations while catering to different age groups and abilities. The adult class attracted many different people across the yoga spectrum; from experienced to novice. The family class was very popular and focused on teaching children, as young as two, to work as a partner and as a team player with other children and adults. I participated in the family class and was able to work with children who had different abilities. It was great to work together with the little ones in pairs and try to master different skills. Even at my ripe old age, I was able to move about on the yoga mat. If you are on Facebook visit my work page at Lori A. Jiava, Town of Wappinger Supervisor and view the neat videos and pictures of some our recent events. Special thanks to Kelly Perrin from Shakeology who came to educate participants about nutrition and healthy supplements. Kelly made a great healthy shake and snacks for all to taste, we are looking forward to welcoming her at our next event. Next Health and Wellness Saturday is tentatively set for Saturday, February 25th from 10am until 12noon at Town Hall. We are planning on having a basic self defense class for all ages from 3 to 99. As well as, having another family and adult Yoga session. More details to come in the next issue.
Registration for Town of Wappinger Little League will be held on February 11th from 12noon until 4pm at the Town Hall. Our Little League program has brought many joyous memories for decades and we want to continue to do this for generations to come. The Town of Wappinger Little League is made up of many volunteers who give up their time to help teach our youth about the game. We appreciate all of the efforts of the volunteers and thank them for their dedication! For more information about on line registration and in person registration please visit: www.towll.orgSpecial thanks to the 2017 ToWLL Board: Peter McGowan, Rick Cuadra, Harvey and Mary Passes, Pete and Tina Sassano, Heather McGowan, Chris Schoen, Dave Twilley, Jimmy Lammando, Jack and Diane Delaney, Andrew Coalla, Bob Travis, Keith Holt, Dan Moore, Jill McCourt, Jeff Tomlins, Chris Maus,Victor Pecora, Greg Laubenheimer, Gary Hosmer, Erik Allgauer, Mike Briccetti, Tim Seaman, Jimmy McNamara. Without members like these and all of the other volunteers, this program would not exist.
SPOTLIGHT: Town of Wappinger Little League was recently honored to receive theRichard K. Wager Inclusive Champion Award. TheChallenger League plays on the specially designed Inspiration Field at the Town’s Robinson Lane Park and provides children with all types of abilities to play baseball, socialize and have fun. The field, the brainchild of resident Bettina Briccetti, has accommodations for various physical disabilities and offers children the opportunity to play ball with their peers. This recognition highlights just one example of how the members of this community come together for the good of all. I would like to extend an extra special thank you to Mike, Theresa and Bettina Briccetti for spearheading this project and working together with the Town of Wappinger. Without their passion and dedication, the Inspiration Field may not be what it is today: award winning!
Know your water: When it comes to water and sewer, homeowners should know the location of their systems. When there is an emergency, the last thing you want to do is have to locate your well, curb valve, waste line or septic tank. If you have your own well and / or septic, know the location of each. If you have a septic tank, it is always underground and almost always, so is the well. During an emergency, the last thing you want to do is pay the contractor for the time it takes to locate your systems, rather than assessing and fixing the problem. If you have municipal connections know where your curb valve is and if it works as well as where your water line enters the house. If you need help locating and verifying these items contact our water and sewer operators Camo Pollution Control (845-463-7310). All too often, it takes time to locate and repair a curb valve and when there is an emergency property damage can occur quite quickly.
ENJOY YOUR WEEK !
Dial A Ride: A friendly reminder to all of our seniors (60 years and older), veterans and people with disabilities, the Town offers Dial A Ride as a service to help ensure transportation to doctors, senior centers and appointments you may have. They offer door to door service as well as scheduled service. It is best that you call them for details on schedules and making reservations at: (845) 453-7433 or visit the link on our webpage or at:http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/countygov/departments/masstransit/pldialaride.htm
Notary Pool: I have a pool of residents who are willing to travel to a resident's home if they meet one of the following requirements: Senior Citizen, disabled, or a disabled Veteran. If you are in need of someone to notarize something for you and you meet one of the requirements, kindly call my office at 297-2744. If you are a resident who is willing to be in a pool so that you can help out a resident, please call my office and let us know. Thank you in advance!
~ Supervisor Jiava
The Town Board meets
bi-weekly on the 2nd and 4th Monday at 7:30 PM.
The Planning Board meets bi-weekly on
the 1st and 3rd Monday at 7:00 PM.