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Ossining Kids' Mural, Fireman's Parade On You Tube

OSSINING, N.Y. – If you missed the Ossining fireman's parade, or you want to see what some Ossining kids have been up to during the summer, You Tube can fill you in with some entertaining videos.

A video put up by You Tube user OssiningCulturalArts shows Ossining middle school kids painting a mural in the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center.

Set to a twinkly, celestial song by Owl City, the video starts with kids painting the blue background for a large, underwater scene. Then slowly, the blue wall fills in with underwater corals, squid, whales, a school of fish and a scuba diver.

On the top of the mural, the kids write in paint "Make Good Choices." This is a theme being emphasized by the Ossining Recreation Department and a Junior Recreation Advisory Committee that planned a number of events throughout the summer for Ossining sixth through eighth graders.

For those who didn't make it to the Ossining fireman's parade on Aug. 5, cameraman Chris Ciullo, a.k.a. PoppiCiullo, condensed one hour's worth of entertainment into 15 minutes.

The video includes footage of the 9/11 commemorative float that features replicas of the World Trade Towers and many small flags to remember the deaths that occurred on Sept. 11 ten years ago.

Other footage shows the many fire departments and bands that marched down Route 133 and Main Street in Ossining, including the bagpipe-blowing Ancient Order of Hibernians from Rockland County, the Port Chester American Legion Post 93 band led by a baton-tossing marcher, and many fire engines and floats.

Another video recently uploaded by Hudsonriverkeeper of the Ossining-based environmental watchdog organization Riverkeeper, shows people fishing at Louis Engel Waterfront Park on a day when the Hudson River was deemed unsafe due to a sewage main break that caused sewage to flow into the river through the Killbrook stream.

The video ends with a quick shot of a large tree that fell on top of an 18–inch-diameter sewer main about a quarter of a mile from the Hudson River, causing it to break.

Do you have photos or videos you'd like to share? Upload the photos using the "Send us your best shots" tool at the bottom of our website, and email a link to your videos to tlee@mainstreetconnect.us.

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