Archive | July, 2012

Noel Jablonski

Posted on 24 July 2012 by Geoff Welch

A hard working member of Harmony Hall’s Board of Directors, Noel Jablonski passed away July 16, 2012 at the age of 72.  She was also the owner of Angelheart Antiques on Rt. 17 in Tuxexo. A retired Civil Engineer, she was born on November 23, 1940 in Brooklyn, NY. and lived in Campbell Hall, N.Y. Noel Jablonski studied Civil and Environmental Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Planning, Zoning and Drainage Law at Rutgers University and Airport Engineering at PENN State. Continue Reading

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Hiker Rescued by Sloatsburg Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services

Posted on 16 July 2012 by Geoff Welch

Sloatsburg to the rescue.

According to an initial report by the Rockland edition of Newsday.com, a 21-year-old hiker camping out with a group of six or 7 people fell down a ravine early Sunday morning, July 15, injuring her leg. A 3 a.m. rescue call was put into the Sloatsburg Volunteer Fire Department, which carried out the early morning rescue. Sloatsburg Fire Department Chief Aniello Vacchiano said the department got the call following a 3:20 a.m. 911 call and a crew gathered their gear and, along with a Sloatsburg Emergency Medical Services crew, made their way into Harriman State Park by headlights.

Back on April 10, the SFD also dispatched a fire crew through Pine Grove Lakes and up to Torne Mountain to investigate a brush fire that burned out a lower ridge. For that fire call, the department used its rugged 15-ATV brush truck, a 1950s Dodge Power Wagon, originally a US Army military vehicle used for transporting troops and equipment.

Contacted Monday, Sloatsburg Mayor Carl Wright said that “the men and women of our Emergency Services certainly demonstrated their dedication and commitment by achieving this successful rescue. We owe all our volunteers a great vote of thanks and appreciation for their dedicated services.”

 

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Do You Know Where This Waterfall Is?

Posted on 08 July 2012 by Geoff Welch

The talented “Hudson River School” artist, David Johnson (1823-1908) loved the scenery in the Ramapo Mountains around Sloatsburg so much that he traveled here during the summers of 1873, 1874 and 1876, producing some remarkable drawings and paintings. He depicted Torne Mountain, the Ramapo River, Potake Lake and Torne Valley views of rock formations with groves of cedar and oak trees. I have collected all the David Johnson art work from these travels that I could locate  into a show presented at Harmony Hall last year. Recently, however another painting has surfaced, Cascade, Rockland County, N-Y, David Johnson, 1876. If you recognize this view, please email, geoffwelch@gmail.com so we can correctly identify the location of this  rocky waterfall.

 

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24
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7:00 pm Beauty and the Beast @ George F. Baker High School Auditorium
Beauty and the Beast @ George F. Baker High School Auditorium
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Beauty and the Beast @ George F. Baker High School Auditorium | Tuxedo Park | New York | United States
The George F. Baker High School Spring Musical gets underway Friday night, March 24, at 7 p.m. This year will see Giselle and Gaston and the Beast, as the musical program puts on the always popular[...]
7:00 pm Fiddler on the Roof @ Suffern High School
Fiddler on the Roof @ Suffern High School
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fiddler on the Roof @ Suffern High School | Suffern | New York | United States
The Suffern High School Spring Musical made its rounds to all the district schools on Monday and is now ready for the stage. This year’s production of Fiddler on the Roof springs to life on[...]
Mar
25
Sat
7:00 pm Beauty and the Beast @ George F. Baker High School Auditorium
Beauty and the Beast @ George F. Baker High School Auditorium
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Beauty and the Beast @ George F. Baker High School Auditorium | Tuxedo Park | New York | United States
The George F. Baker High School Spring Musical gets underway Friday night, March 24, at 7 p.m. This year will see Giselle and Gaston and the Beast, as the musical program puts on the always popular[...]
7:00 pm Fiddler on the Roof @ Suffern High School
Fiddler on the Roof @ Suffern High School
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fiddler on the Roof @ Suffern High School | Suffern | New York | United States
The Suffern High School Spring Musical made its rounds to all the district schools on Monday and is now ready for the stage. This year’s production of Fiddler on the Roof springs to life on[...]
Apr
15
Sat
1:00 pm Sloatsburg Easter Egg Hunt @ St. Mary's Church Villa
Sloatsburg Easter Egg Hunt @ St. Mary's Church Villa
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Spring will arrive just in time for the annual Easter Egg Hunt for Village of Sloatsburg Children at St. Mary’s Villa. The festive afternoon celebration and egg hunt takes place Saturday, April 15, at 1 p.m. Sponsored[...]
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22
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11:00 am Sloatsburg Community Cleanup @ Sloatsburg Municipal Building
Sloatsburg Community Cleanup @ Sloatsburg Municipal Building
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Join in to Keep Rockland Beautiful on Sunday, April 22, when Sloatsburg community members join as part of the Great America Cleanup effort. Volunteer will meet at the Municipal parking lot at Village Hall at 11[...]
3:00 pm Bruce Price Lecture @ Tuxedo Historical Society
Bruce Price Lecture @ Tuxedo Historical Society
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Save the date for this one … a lecture on Bruce Price, the architect extraordinaire of Tuxedo Park. That constellation of  A-frame houses down by the Tuxedo Park Library — also Bruce Price designs. The Tuxedo Historical[...]