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Posted on: November 16, 2023

Manor of Speaking Weekly 11/16/23

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Thanksgiving ... Planning Ahead...

  • Village Hall, DPW, Recreation will all be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23rd and 24th.
  • Our Library will also be closed on Thursday and Friday but open on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
  • Wednesday and Thursday’s garbage as well as West side recycling will be picked up on Wednesday, November 22nd.
  • Our sanitation department will be picking up the regular Friday rounds.

Village Tax Reminder!

We are reminding residents that your second half VBM tax bill is due on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024, without penalty.  If you have any questions, you can go online ( or call our Tax Department at (914) 944-2723.

Call for Volunteers.

The Board is reviewing previously received applications within the last year and still seeking additional resumes for several open positions and volunteer committees that help our Village run. We are indeed "hiring," although none of these are paid positions in the traditional sense. The compensation comes from the warm feelings of respect and appreciation you'll get from your neighbors, your family, your children. Your grandparents will get to brag about you, even if you never went to med school or never won a Nobel Prize.  We have openings on the following committees (click on the links for more info about committee missions, typical meeting times, and qualifications:

Any resident of the Village can apply for consideration by completing the online form here:

Be sure to upload a resume -- just like a real job! -- and we thank you, in advance, for your willingness to serve your community. It may be the most rewarding job you will not be paid for.

The Roster of Recreation Recommendations:

Our Annual Community Bonfire and Holiday Sing a Long will be Saturday, December 9th at 4:30 PM at Law Park.  Featuring Mike Risko Band leading our songs.  Rain/snow date will be Sunday, December 10th.  Treats and warm drinks will be provided. 

New Programs Announced:

  • Cheer Team Offering – For 5 year olds to 16 year olds – for more information please click here 
  • December Winter Holidays Thanksgiving Holiday Crafting– Saturday, December 16th – During the dark days of Winter, celebrations of light unite us!  During our December day, we will learn more about a variety of holidays while getting creative with our crafts and engaging in sensory play.  For more information and to register please click here

Save the Dates!

  • Santa Letters will be accepted from Monday, November 27th to December 13th at a new location: outside the Community Center entrance.  
  • Winter Registration will begin on Monday, December 11th at 9 AM

Safety Tips For The Thanksgiving Holiday.

The Fire Chief would like to remind you of a few simple safety tips to follow during the Thanksgiving Holiday. 

  • Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires.  
  • Remain in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.
  • Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
  • Keep children away from the stove.   The stove will be hot so children should stay 3 feet away.
  • Make sure children stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
  • Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button. 

Fried Turkeys are delicious, but they come with a slew of safety issues. Thousands of fires as well as many deaths and injuries happen each year due to turkey fryer fires. Before you set up your turkey fryer this Thanksgiving, remember these safety tips: 

  1. Stay Away from The House – Set up the turkey fryer more than 10 feet away from your home and keep children and pets away. Never leave it unattended. 
  1. Find Flat Ground – The oil must be even and steady at all times to ensure safety. Place the fryer on a flat, level surface and carefully gauge the amount of oil needed. 
  1. Use a Thawed and Dry Turkey – Make sure your Thanksgiving turkey is completely thawed and dry. Extra water will cause the oil to bubble furiously and spill over. If oil spills from the fryer onto the burner, it can cause a fire.
  2. Monitor the Temp – Use caution when touching the turkey fryer. The lid and handle can become very hot and could cause burns. Also, be sure to keep track of the oil’s temperature as many fryers do not have their own thermostats.
  3. Be Prepared – Have a fire extinguisher (multipurpose, dry-powder) ready at all times in the event that the oil ignites. 

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On behalf of the Fire Chiefs and all the Members of the Briarcliff Manor Fire Department, we wish you and your family a Safe and Enjoyable Thanksgiving Holiday!

Our Passion Is Helping Our Community


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