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Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony & Repair Cafe come to Cortlandt this week


Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Cortlandt

On December 7, 1941, 2,403 Americans were killed during the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. A further 1,178 people were injured in the attack, which permanently sank the USS Arizona and the USS Utah, as well as 188 aircraft destroyed. The next day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed a joint session of Congress and made one of the most famous speeches in American history. “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked — by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” The gravity of the words spoken out loud, sent chills down the back of every American. As a direct result of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Congress officially declared war and America entered World War II on December 8, 1941. 

To honor the men and women who perished at Pearl Harbor, the Town of Cortlandt and the surrounding villages will host a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony at Cortlandt Town Hall on Thursday, December 7th at 3:30pm. Cortlandt Town Hall is located at 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor.

Cortlandt/Croton to host first-ever Repair Cafe


The first-ever Cortlandt/Croton Repair Cafe will take place on Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Croton Municipal Building Community Room located at 1 Van Wyck St. in Croton-on-Hudson. Repair Cafés are FREE community events where you bring your broken but beloved items and volunteer repair coaches help you FIX THEM!


What kind of items get fixed? Just about anything and everything! Mechanical & Electrical items, Lamps, Fans, Vacuums, Clocks, Electrical Appliances, Digital Devices such as Laptops, Tablets, Cell Phones, Bikes, Chairs, Jewelry, Wooden Things, Clothing, Home Textiles, Stuffed Toys, Toys, Tools in need of sharpening, the list goes on. Please note though, NO Gas-Powered Equipment is accepted! While walk-ins are permitted, it helps us ensure we will have the right repair coach for your item if you register in advance. Learn more & sign up by registering by using this link.

In addition to bringing items to be repaired, the Croton Conservation Advisory Council is also looking for people who wish to volunteer at the Repair Cafe. Responsibilities would include registering attendees, welcoming visitors, and serving as contact points for both visitors and repairers in the Repair Café. Volunteer staff would also provide refreshments to repair coaches and fellow volunteer staff. For more information or questions, email [email protected] or [email protected].

The Repair Café is sponsored by the Village of Croton-on-Hudson and the Town of Cortlandt, and hosted by the Croton Conservation Advisory Council.


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About the Contributor
As a Peekskill native, Dave is thrilled to be working with the Peekskill Herald showcasing featured calendar events. A 1999 graduate of PHS, he remembers reading and enjoying the original weekly print edition of the Peekskill Herald every Thursday. He especially liked the political stories, local features and sports coverage when it was written by Peekskill Runner columnist Jack Burns who always managed to weave history into the running times. An avid hiker, he enjoys exploring the local trails as well as the concrete ones in his job as a conductor for Metro North Railroad. He’s a former teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park, where he frequently can be found with his Koda. He’s happy to be part of the Herald’s growth as the source of local news for Peekskill and looks forward to highlighting a few of many of the events and happenings in Peekskill and the surrounding communities. Reach Dave at [email protected]