Boys of Summer – 10 Year Old Version

The Mount Kisco Little League extended its spring season with several summer travel teams. While, for some of the teams, wins did not outnumber losses, the boys played hard and had a lot of fun. The team pictured below, was the 10-year olds’ team coached by Alex Kozersky.

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Support MKCCC by Buying an Ice Cream at Ben & Jerry’s Tonight

Tonight, Wednesday, August 8, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., volunteers for the Mount Kisco Child Care Ceneter will be scooping ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s with 25% of the proceeds gpomg to the MKCCC.  Enjoy an ice cream and support the MKCCC.  The MKCCC is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian child care organization established to provide quality day care in Mount Kisco.

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Mount Kisco Fire Department Parade Tonight

The Mount Kisco Fire Department parade will kick off at approximately 7:00 on Friday, July 13.  Mount Kisco residents should go to the parade to applaud and show support for the fire department that does so much for Mount Kisco.

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MKES Holds Moving Up Ceremony

The Mount Kisco Elementary School, ending it 100th year, held a moving up ceremony for its 5th graders going to Fox Lane Middle School.  The ceremony hosted by Principal Sue Ostrofsky allowed each of the students to speak.

Principal Ostrofsky asked the students to appreciate everything they have including their family, friends, health and opportunities.  She also asked the students to appreciate their education, school and teachers that open the doors to their future.  Most importantly, Principal Ostrofsky asked the students to appreciate themselves.

Congratulations to the students of MKES.

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MKLL Champion Crowned; Ed Reilly to Retire as President of MKLL

On Monday night, the team of Shapiro Gettinger & Waldinger (commonly known as “Banks”) defeated M&R Deli by a score of 2-0 to win the Mount Kisco Little League championship.  It was another exciting year for the Mount Kisco Little League and its sponsors, the aforementioned Banks and M&R Deli as well as Bellizzi, Cassidy Flynn, Elks and Whalens, all local businesses.

While SG&W had a successful season, it could never match the successful multi-year stretch achieved by Ed Reilly who has served many years as the President of the MKLL.  Thank you to Ed Reilly for his years of service.

The MKLL will wrap up its season this Thursday with MKLL end of year games (9 year olds vs. 10 year olds / 11 year olds vs 12 year olds) followed by awards and then a home run derby.

Pictures taken below are from the M&R Deli vs. Cassidy Flynn game which was the game before the championship game.  Thank you to Art Nelson for providing pictures.  My favorite one is the picture on the right which teaches the young men the value of sportsmanship.

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Mount Kisco Child Care Center to Present Benefit Concert

Featuring Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion
Special vocal performance by the children of Mount Kisco Child Care Center

The Mount Kisco Child Care Center (MKCCC) will host a benefit concert on June 15, 2012 at 6:30p.m. at Chappaqua Crossing, in Chappaqua, featuring performances by Sarah Lee Guthrie and husband Johnny Irion. The concert will also feature a special vocal performance by children of MKCCC.  All proceeds from the event will go directly toward the Center’s Scholarship Initiative.

Sarah Lee Guthrie, granddaughter of legendary singer-songwriter and folk musician  Woody Guthrie, first collaborated with husband, Johnny Irion on the album, Exploration,
in 2005. Since, the two have toured extensively both as a duo and as part of the “Guthrie Family Rides Again” tour. The couple has released a children’s album, Go Waggaloo, inspired by their two children, Olivia and Sophia that features songs created to inspire and educate children.

Children at the Center will open and close the show with a special vocal performance of songs learned throughout the year.

Through its Scholarship Initiative, MKCCC provides tuition assistance to children in need who would not otherwise be able to enroll. Children benefit from the Center’s award-winning programming while parents are able to find and retain employment. MKCCC is well known for its quality, innovative programs including its comprehensive nutrition program, Feed Me Fresh and its intergenerational program, JEWEL.

Details about the concert will be available on the Center’s website at Tickets are available for $35 per adult and $15 per child. Prices higher at the door. Children under three are free when they sit on the lap of an adult; one child per lap.

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Mount Kisco Boy Scout Troop Growing Stronger

Mount Kisco’s Boy Scout troop is growing and trying to expand its community service initiatives in Mount Kisco. Most recently, the troop held a food drive to benefit local food pantries.

If you would like to join Mount Kisco’s Troop 1 please attend one of their meetings. Troop meetings are held on Fridays at 7:00 pm at the United Methodist Church, 300 East Main Street. For more information call John Kiernan at (914) 714-4289 with any questions.

The troop also started its own website which is now linked on the right side of this screen.


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Bedford Hills Hosts Memorial Day Parade; Mt. Kisco to Hold Parade Wednesday

Early this morning, Mount Kisco was well represented in the Bedford Hills Memorial Day Parade. The Mount Kisco Fire Department Ancient Fife & Drum Corps marched in the parade and provided patriotic music for the ceremony. Father Bill Damroth of Saint Francis of Assisi Church delivered the blessing. Travis May of the Bedford Hills Boy Scouts led the ceremony attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mount Kisco’s Memorial Day parade will be held on Wednesday, May 30. The parade stops at two different memorials, one at Oakwood Cemetery and the other at Village Hall. The parade will begin from Smith Street at 7:00 p.m. and proceed to the Veteran’s Memorial at Oakwood Cemetery. After a short tribute, the parade will proceed west on Moore Avenue and then south on Main Street. The parade will end at Village Hall, where a memorial ceremony will be conducted by American Moses Taylor Post #136.

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Quotation of the Week

“Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to god” – The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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Summer Starts Today; MK Memorial Pool Open

Mount Kisco Memorial Pool opens today and will be open through Monday from noon to 7:00.  During the week, the pool will be open from 3:00 to 7:00.  Hopefully, the weather will cooperate this weekend.


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