Get involved and stay informed with this round-up of the week's events in our villages.
Monday, Oct. 28
_Welcome to a new Sleepy Hollow business selling lively swimwear and bags at 330 North Broadway. More info here, but just a heads up to check the hours first - most businesses around here are closed on Mondays!
_If you wanted to get to Van Cortlandt Manor's Great Jack-o-Lantern Blaze this week for Halloween you're too late - it's sold out. But there are, as of the time of this posting, still tickets available for a few dates into early November. Check their website to order now.
_Getting a passport will be easy today as outreach staff can take your photo and process your passport application if you visit the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway in Ossining from 11 a.m-2 p.m.
-Proof that you are a United States citizen such as a previous U.S. Passport or an original or certified copy of your birth certificate.
-A valid driver’s license or a government issued identification card.
The fee for an adult passport is $135.00 and for a child’s passport is $105.00. Fees can be paid by money order, by check or by credit card, only. We cannot accept cash on the Mobile Office.
Applications will also be accepted for the U.S. Passport Card for land and sea border travel, only. The fee for adults is $55.00 and for children, the fee is $40.00.
Staff can take your passport photo for an additional $10.00 fee. If you need your passport in about 2-3 weeks, expedited service costs an additional $60.00 for each passport application which must be expedited. Questions? Do not hesitate to call our Passports and Licensing Division at (914)995-3086 weekdays or visit our website at www.WestchesterClerk.com.
Why apply now? Routine passport applications are now taking approximately 4-6 weeks. For an additional charge, expedited service will result in your obtaining your passport in about 2-3 weeks. But only in emergency circumstances can a passport application be processed more quickly, so do not delay. The new rules: As of June 1, 2009, you will need a passport to enter the United States by air, by land or by sea unless you are a child under the age of 16 entering by land or sea with proof of U.S. citizenship or an adult with another travel document approved by the Department of Homeland Security. Office of the Westchester County Clerk, (914) 995-3080/www.westchesterclerk.com.
Wednesday, Oct. 28
_Navigating the waters around the Tappan Zee Bridge project is getting increasingly more challenging. Here's a very necessary and informative forum on Hudson River Boating Safety tonight at 7 p.m. in Tarrytown Village Hall.
Thursday, Oct. 31
_Looking for work? Start your search this morning with the library and its many resources. Greenburgh Library offers a forum introducing the ways they can assist job seekers from resume building to interview prepping. More info here.
_Have a happy and safe Halloween everyone! Drivers please go carefully, there are trick-or-treaters out there!