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Monthly Archives: October 2014




Children can start getting their spookiest gear ready for the 4th Annual HALLOWEENMINI MONSTER MASH. There’s lot to see and do besides shake off vampires, witches, werewolves, ghosts, and cob webs.

The Mash, an alternative to traditional trick or treating, gives kids a chance to have fun while showing off their costumes. It’s taking place on Friday, October 31 at the Doles Community Center, 250 South 6 Avenue. The Recreation Department has organized games and activities for the young people. Every child attending the event will receive candy and snacks at the end of the evening.

The Mount Vernon Recreation Department provides year-round afterschool and Saturday services of athletic and social activities and has hosted Halloween events since the department’s inception almost 100 years ago. 




City Council President Roberta Apuzzo Appoints Standing Committees

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Space Still Available for YB’s FREE Safe Haven Saturday S.T.E.M Academy

This past Saturday the Youth Bureau began a FREE Saturday STEM Academy for Mount Vernon youth in grades 4 to 7 (ages 9-12) who have an interest in learning about science, technology, engineering and math. The programs, offered through a partnership with the Mount Vernon Public Library and ArchforKids, offers young people with a passion for building and designing can explore the fun aspects of science. It will run through Saturday, December 20th from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (there is a longer day when field trips are offered).

Students will have the unique opportunity wear the hats of architects and designers in training when they participate in science experiments and participate in a recycled fashion show, slime creation, and sink and float tanks.  They will investigate engineering and architectural concepts through different themes such as bridges, skyscrapers, playground or architectural elements. 

Space is limited. Applications must be returned to the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau. Acceptance into theSTEMAcademy will close on Friday, October 16, 2014. A parent or guardian must attend 30 minute orientation on Saturday, October 11 orSaturday October 18, 2014 at9:30am. For further information please contactDaMia Harris at the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau office at (914) 665-2344.

Special City Council Meeting

A special City Council meeting will be held on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers for the purpose of adopting the following legislation:

“An ordinance authorizing the Mayor to issue change order # 1 to Core Construction of NY, LLC in the amount of $600,000”

and other business as may be presented at said meeting.


George W. Brown

City Clerk

MVHS Homecoming Week

Most adults can remember the fun they had during their own homecoming week. Mount Vernon High School is making plans to have a great time this year for the 2014 Homecoming Week that will show not only spirit for the team but the community as well.

While the week has some fun things happening each day for students to remember, on Saturday, October 18, a motorcade is set to ride through the city right before the big Ossining High School game at our home field. Its the chance for the entire community to get behind our Knights. Game halftime will include a special recognition of Mount Vernon Firefighter and former Football Knight Rodney Mack. Firefighter Mack, a 2004 MVHS graduate, was quarterback and Most Valuable Player of the football team. He died in July of brain cancer.

Show your support for MVHS Football Knights and every other Knight team by joining the motorcade or by coming out and cheering our players on – either in the streets or at the game.


Fall Festival at Wartburg

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend that’s close to home, check out the 150th Anniversary Celebration at Wartburg Fall Festival. This community-wide family event celebration with games, food, entertainment, vendors, information booths and more will take place on the beautiful 34-acre Mount Vernon campus on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Founded by William Alfred Passavant, D.D, a pastor, editor, missionary, educator, church strategist and founder of hospitals, orphanages, and homes for the aging, Passavant became a key figure in 19th century American Lutheranism. In 1865, Passavant set out to realize his vision of a community of mercy to serve New York area children who had been orphaned by the Civil War and the many terrible epidemics of the time.

His efforts led to the establishment of The Wartburg Orphans Farm School. The Wartburg has been serving Mount Vernon since 1865, and since 1896 has been providing services for seniors including independent living in private townhomes and affordable apartments, assisted living and nursing home care.

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