Posted on 30 May 2012 by Editor
Bill Sweet has been a busy man about Tuxedo. A financial planner just off the high winds of April’s tax season and one of the driving forces behind the recent rebranding of the Tuxedo Chamber of Commerce, Sweet is an energized and articulate advocate for the Tuxedo business community. Continue Reading
Posted on 29 May 2012 by Admin
Suffern, NY — Christ Church of Ramapo proudly presents the exquisite hand-work of the Heritage Quilters of the Hudson Palisades on June 3rd from 10am to 3pm in Suffern. For more than 30 years, the Heritage Quilters have traveled around Rockland County, sharing one of this country’s most cherished, homespun traditions. The exhibit will feature a variety of quilts, including one that will be raffled off to benefit Hi-Tor Animal Shelter.
Visitors to this free exhibit will also be invited to view Christ Church’s historic collection of Tiffany memorial stained glass windows, and to enjoy refreshments and a sale of homemade foods and crafts. Indoors, the Christ Church thrift shop – Second Time Around – will be offering deep discounts on new and gently-used clothing, and a large selection of used housewares and books.
Christ Church of Ramapo is located at 65 Washington Avenue in historic downtown Suffern – just one block south of Soldiers Monument. Free parking is always available in Suffern.
Posted on 28 May 2012 by Editor
The sun came out early and so did Sloatsburg residents as friends and family gathered along Rt. 17 to enjoy the annual Memorial Day parade through the village Monday morning. Led by the Suffern High School Marching Band, the parade wound its way from Memorial Park at Village Hall through the village center and around Eagle Valley Road to the Sloatsburg Cemetery. Continue Reading
Posted on 26 May 2012 by Editor
Sloatsburg Mayor Carl Wright was careful to be as accurate as possible — Memorial Day celebrations have been going on in Sloatsburg in some shape or form since World War I. He wasn’t certain exactly when they started. But whether it was the community gathering at the old Fire Hall or later at the American Legion Hall, or now at the Sloatsburg Community Fields, the village has always honored its veterans. Continue Reading
Posted on 24 May 2012 by Editor
It was a school night at Village Hall this past Tuesday, May 22, as friends and family gathered to see Sloatsburg’s Class of 2012 celebrated during the 12th annual Seniors Night of Recognition, sponsored by the Village Board. The event gathered together Sloatsburg students who came through the ranks together at Sloatsburg Elementary School and are now graduating from Suffern High School. Special guest Ron Anagnostis, former principal during the students’ years at elementary school, gave a fond remembrance of highlights from their years together. Continue Reading
Posted on 23 May 2012 by Editor
The Sloatsburg Municipal is filling up with water this week, in time for Memorial Day and a bit of sunshine and higher temperatures. Pool gates officially open Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28 from 12 noon until 8 p.m. The pool will be then continue to be open weekends throughout June, when the regular season begins, Saturday, June 23. The Municipal Pool season runs through Sunday, September 23. Continue Reading
Posted on 22 May 2012 by Editor
A contingent of concerned neighbors seeing red filled the seats at Village Hall during the last Sloatsburg Village Board meeting, held Tuesday, May 8. Petition in hand, the residents of Academy Avenue and Ballard Avenue listed a series of incidents on Academy Avenue, including one where a speeding car ended up on someone’s front lawn. Continue Reading
Posted on 20 May 2012 by Editor
Harmony Hall glowed in light and companionship Friday night as history buffs from Sloatsburg and Suffern gathered in honor of Suffern Historian Emeritus Gardner Watts. The old Jacob Sloat house was warmly transformed for the evening as chamber musicians filled the halls of the South Salon and patrons and guests mingled and celebrated a local legend. Sloatsburg Mayor Carl Wright and Rockland County Historian Craig Long were on hand to officially honor Watts. Continue Reading
Posted on 17 May 2012 by Editor
Mike McKenna is one of those Sloatsburg residents who’s up and out early enough to drive into New York City for work. McKenna teaches history and ELA students in a Bronx middle school. His enthusiasm for teaching led him to the Sloatsburg Scholarship Fund, a non-profit group that raises money for local student scholarships, and a place where he’s put his village connections and creative fundraising ideas to good use. Continue Reading
Posted on 16 May 2012 by Editor
Update 2 PM: The Sloatsburg Zoning Board of Appeals meets Thursday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. The public hearing part of the meeting pertaining to the Martin Lichtman use variance request will be part of the ZBA agenda.
It’s been reported that the applicant for the food processing plant use variance has cancelled an appearance before the ZBA. But the public hearing part of the ZBA agenda will be held, with the possibility that the ZBA will adjourn the public portion of the meeting. Continue Reading