Mount Kisco 9-11 Memorial Should be Completed Soon; Additional Funds Still Needed

The 9-11 Memorial planned, built and financed by volunteers from the Mount Kisco Fire Department is making steady progress. As planned, the two slabs of black granite to symbolize the World Trade Center towers have been installed in the middle of the framework for the pentangular pool to memorialize the victims of the attack on the Pentagon.

The 9-11 Memorial is being built by volunteers in the construction and pool businesses with manpower from the MKFD. Volunteers from the MKFD have raised over 80% of their $120,000 goal and are looking for money from individuals and local businesses. The dedication has been set for Sunday, September 11, the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

To donate, send a check payable to the Mount Kisco Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 91; Mount Kisco, NY 10549. You can also call one of the Mount Kisco Fire Department 9-11 Committee’s chairpeople, Paul Felice at 914-241-4593 and Rich Alexander at 914-218-8334.

Below is a picture of the 9-11 Memorial with a frame around the black granite slabs which will be revealed on September 11.

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Mount Kisco Poll: Voter Choice

Mount Kisco faces another local election with no voter choice. Voters will have to vote for the candidates nominated by the Mount Kisco Democratic committee or not vote at all. While many voters claim that they vote independent of political parties, many continue to vote straight down party lines. In the first poll on mountkisconews.com, tell us your opinion on voter choice in Mount Kisco.

Poll ends August 25. One vote per computer.

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Borders Chain and Store in Mount Kisco Under Liquidation

This last Sunday, the Borders store in Mount Kisco, along with the rest of the Borders chain, began selling its inventory. While Borders tried to remain in business, its creditors believed that Borders would be able to better pay its debts by liquidating its inventory of books, music and movies.

A steady stream of customers filled the store in Mount Kisco on Sunday. While the merchandise was discounted from 10% to 40%, the prices were still probably not much lower than Amazon.com, one of the larger reasons for the demise of Borders and other book stores. For those with Borders gift cards, this will be the last chance to redeem them.

Hopefully, another book store will replace Borders in Mount Kisco, which was rumored to be one of the stronger stores in the Borders chain. The replacement, however, will probably be smaller with less broad offerings. Borders opened in the late nineties in Mount Kisco. While many in Mount Kisco remember downtown without Borders, young teens have not known Mount Kisco without this retailer and find it sad that it is closing. Retail traffic will have to be driven by new stores, such as Frannies Goodie Shoppe, which is one of many other successful businesses downtown in Mount Kisco.

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Photo of the Week

This picture, titled “MOON OVER BYRAM LAKE“, is from Mount Kisco Daily Photo. The picture was taken on one of our recent hot summer days. I prefer this picture to the alternative.

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Sports Authority Donates Defibrillator to MKLL; Clinic on August 1

The Sports Authority has made a donation of 75 heart guards and a portable Automated External Defibrillator (“AED”) to the Mount Kisco Little League.

On August 1, the store is sponsoring an ‘in service’ clinic to review safety measures in case of an emergency on the field. The clinic will be held on Monday, August 1 at the White Plains store at 60 South Broadway at 7:00 pm. There will be 20% discount coupons and an iPad door prize to encourage people to attend.

The Mount Kisco Little League is hoping for a large turnout at the clinic to show its appreciation and encourage Sports Authority to expand the AED placement program to additional Little League programs. As many have learned recently, this program can be a life saver.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

MKLL AED Clinic

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Thursday Water Shutdown in Mount Kisco

According to the Village of Mount Kisco, there will be temporary disruption in water service to residents living west of the Saw Mill River Parkway on Thursday (July 21) while the Village completes upgrades to its water distribution system.

Shower early as there will be no water service to this area from approximately 9:00 am through noon. You should also check the water before using as there may be a temporary discoloration of the water when the water is initially restored.

For questions concerning this event please contact the Water Department at 864-0021.

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Mount Kisco AYSO U12 Boys Teams are Good Winners

During the spring season, Mount Kisco AYSO’s Fenerbahce U12 Boys team played and won the “Wiz of Oss” Tournament in Ossining. Not only did they win their age group bracket, they also received the sportsmanship award. This award is given to the team that displays great sportsmanship, which is one of six AYSO philosophies, throughout the tournament regardless of wins or losses. This award is a testament to the tradition that Mt. Kisco AYSO soccer has started and strives to continue. Players enrolled in Mount Kisco AYSO are taught not only soccer skills but team skills. There are no tryouts for Mount Kisco AYSO teams and everyone plays. Congratulations to the U12 Boys team for their soccer and sportsmanship skills.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in AYSO, to their website linked on the right side of this screen.

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Mount Kisco’s 9-11 Memorial Making Progress

Today is July 11, 2001, nine years and ten months after the attacks on the World Trade Center. The Mount Kisco Fire Department continues to make progress on Mount Kisco’s 9/11 Memorial which is planned to be dedicated in two months on the tenth anniversary of the attacks. The 9/11 Memorial Project will be built by volunteers in the construction and pool businesses with manpower from the MKFD.

Soon, the two slabs of black granite to symbolize the World Trade Center towers will be installed in the middle of the framework for the pentangular pool to memorialize the victims of the attack on the Pentagon.

The Mount Kisco Fire Department still needs to raise funds for the memorial and is accepting donations.

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Mt. Kisco Fire Department Parade Tonight

The Mount Kisco Fire Department parade which will kick off at approximately 7:00 on Friday, July 8. Hopefully, the weather will clear and there will be a good turnout in Mount Kisco.

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Petting Zoo at Mt Kisco Memorial Pool Last Weekend

Last weekend, the Mount Kisco Recreation Department brought in a petting zoo to the Mount Kisco Memorial Pool. There was an assortment of animals and reptiles. This is a great annual event.

Unfortunately, the plan to bring in dolphins to the Memorial Pool was scrapped. Also, the event could be better publicized using systems such as the Village of Mount Kisco notifcation system. For those interested in receiving alerts and notices from the Village of Mount Kisco, go to the Mount Kisco website and sign up.

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