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free health fair Friday...Why Crane Pond looks like pea soup (green algae)...dog swim scheduled
Release Date: August 09, 2010

Greenburgh Health Center
In collaboration with
The African American Men of Westchester
Will host the 10th Annual
Community Health Fair
330 Tarrytown Road
White Plains, NY 10607
10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Free Health Screenings For:
Blood Pressure, Height, Weight, Pregnancy, Glucose, HIV, Vision, Emergency Contraception, Nutrition, Prostate/Breast/ Colorectal,  Cervical Cancer, and Family Planning.
Free Giveaways * Refreshments * Entertainment
Admission:   Free                                           Rain Date:  Friday, August 20,2010           
This issue has come up over the years especially when we have hot and dry summers.  The pond is not spring feed and the water source comes from stream off the Edgemont School District Property and the area catch basins.  I would refer this as a rain retention pond.  I would say that chemicals coming from yards that eventually get in the catch basin system that feeds into the pond does not help either.  We are a pesticide free municipality and I really don’t see the problem going away.
Once it starts raining again most of the algae will overflow from the spillway and the pond will get clearer.  If you recalled last summer when it rained throughout the summer we did not have a significant algae problem.
I just talked to Barbara Stack, ED for the Westchester branch of the Cornell Cooperative Extension asking if their agency can assist us.  She directed me to a Jerry Giordano, Horticulturist for the agency that specializes in community education to assist us.  My plan is to try and get a site visit with him so he can give us an assessment.
We also may want Thomas Madden to weigh in on this issue too. I personally believe that there is not much we can do about the problem and don’t even know if plenty of money was available if that would help too.
I will keep you posted and maybe I will have more information for tomorrow’s tb work session.
Gerry Byrne
Charles and Bernard will be performing at the E. Hartsdale Farmers Market Outdoor Music Series, Saturday, August 14th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the E. Hartsdale Train Station.
Charles and Bernard was formed in the spring of 2010 with the sole purpose of introducing a new unique breed of music into the hearts and minds of people everywhere.  With a melodic, laid-back style intertwined with an emotional acoustic feel, Charles and Bernard never fail to bring passion and energy to each live gig and practice for which they have so proudly been a part of.  Music truly is the light unto the world as well as the universal language.  Once you have heard this group you will surely been more than satisfied!  For more info, please visit www.myspace.com/charlesandbernard
Kristina Con Vita will be performing at the E. Hartsdale Farmers Market Outdoor Music Series Saturday, August 14th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at the E. Hartsdale Train Station.
Kristina Marie and Vita Izabella have created a unique sound with their opposing backgrounds and styles of singing. Vita Izabella is a classically trained singer who has been greatly influenced by the classical and jazz greats. Kristina Marie is a rocker through and through, having been influenced by artists such as Janis Joplin, Patti Smith, and Pat Benetar. Although their voices are seemingly on opposite ends of the color spectrum, when blended together they become one fascinating splash of sound. They have become heavily influenced by each other over the past few years of performing and writing music together. In fact, it is now difficult at times to discern one voice from the other. For more info, please visit www.KristinaConVita.com
 SAVE THE DATE FOR THE DOG SWIM…Sunday September 12, 2010 10 am – 2 pm and it is called “Dog Days of Summer – Dog Swim”. AF VETERAN PARK  …the pool is open fordogs (don’t worry, it’s after the pool is closed for the season).

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