Archive | November, 2012

Get Crafty With Gifts This Season

Posted on 30 November 2012 by Editor

Swing into Saturday by joining the Friends of the Sloatsburg Pubic Library at their 4th Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

“We have a lot of new vendors,” said Annmarie McAnany, director of children’s programming for the the library, who many also might know as manager of the Tuxedo Farmers’ Market. “We’re trying to support our local artisans and businesses,” she said. Continue Reading

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A Trustee Farewell

Posted on 29 November 2012 by Editor

This past Tuesday was the last Village Board meeting for departing Trustees Barbara Berntsen and Mark Reimer. And the duo said goodbye to a crowded room thanks to the big showing for the veterans celebration ceremony. Both trustees lost their recent re-election bid. Continue Reading

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Local Salon Opens Its Doors To Community

Posted on 28 November 2012 by Editor

Sloatburg’s businesses work hard to find the right recipe to catch residents’ interest — all while potential customers zoom by in cars during the day.

Susan McDonagh, owner of Rococo’s Salon & Boutique, is throwing open the doors to her store this evening and inviting customers and Sloatsburg residents in. This is a chance for the local community to visit a longtime central village business and see how it has remade itself to meet the needs of its customers. The Grand Re-Opening Party takes place Wednesday evening from 6pm – 9pm at Rococo’s Salon & Boutique. Continue Reading

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Who Pays For Tuxedo’s Mulch Pile?

Posted on 27 November 2012 by Editor

Now that Tuxedo’s wood chipping facility has been fingered as an environmental problem, what next?

The town’s consultant on the issue, Land Use Ecological Survey, Inc., released findings related to the March 2012 fish kill at Four Corners Pond in Sterling Forest State Park. LUES’s report stated that “the Town wood chipping facility has been the source of additional nutrients and organic matter that have caused the eutrophic and oxygen depleted conditions in Caretakers Marsh and upper reaches of the south branch of Warwick Brook.” Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg Dresses Up For Holiday Season

Posted on 26 November 2012 by Editor

Friends of Harmony Hall gathered at the Jacob Sloats House this past weekend to lend a hand, deck the halls and dress up the spacious rooms in anticipation of the hall’s annual Victorian Holiday, Sunday, December 2. Continue Reading

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Kick Off The Holidays

Posted on 23 November 2012 by Editor

There are many holiday traditions that take place out of the glare of family living rooms and kitchens. The annual game of lawn football is one of those that plays out in neighborhoods and parks in towns all over the country. A collection of Sloatsburg sons got together Thursday morning for their own friendly but spirited game of football played on the adjoining Lawns of Harmony Hall and the Sloatsburg Public Library. Continue Reading

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Holiday Helping Hands At The Food Pantry

Posted on 21 November 2012 by Editor

A handful of volunteers waited outside the Sloatsburg UMC Food Pantry mid-morning Tuesday, including members of the Ramapo Valley Rotary, in anticipation of the pantry’s annual shipment of turkeys. Suddenly, George Sorice, owner of Sorice Landscaping, pulled into the pantry parking lot, white pickup filled with boxes of frozen turkeys, carefully backed in, and the volunteers — including Michael Trainor, Michelle Tetukevich and Dan Meyer — made quick work of unloading the holiday birds. Continue Reading

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Tuxedo News And Notes

Posted on 19 November 2012 by Editor

With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching this week, people are preparing to thaw turkeys and remind themselves where they put that dang recipe for grandma’s cranberry sweet potato with walnut stuffing cornbread. Well, maybe not. A few other things are certain though. Continue Reading

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It’s Official – Tuxedo Fish Kill Caused By Mulch Pile

Posted on 16 November 2012 by Editor

It’s now stamped and official. The smoldering mulch pile operated by Perfect Cut at the Tuxedo Public Works Department property on Long Meadow Road in Sterling Forest caused the March fish kill along Warwick Brook. The mulch pile, and perhaps those pesky beavers.

“The findings of this water chemistry monitoring clearly indicate that Caretakers Marsh and the upper reaches of the south branch of Warwick Brook have highly eutrophic conditions resulting in chronic oxygen depletion and adverse impacts on water quality and ecological habitat.” — from a Water Chemistry and Ecological Assessment report prepared by Land Use Ecological Services for the Town of Tuxedo.

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Sparks Fly, Budget Passes

Posted on 15 November 2012 by Editor

Sloatsburg had a classic Village Board meeting Tuesday night, November 13. After a hard fought local election produced two new trustees, both in attendance, the board held a Public Hearing without any public present. Continue Reading

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9:00 am Veteran Holiday Baskets @ Sloatsburg Village Hall
Veteran Holiday Baskets @ Sloatsburg Village Hall
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Veteran Holiday Baskets @ Sloatsburg Village Hall | Sloatsburg | New York | United States
A special Holiday Food Basket giveaway will take place on Saturday, December 16, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Village of Sloatsburg Fire Hall. Items include frozen turkey and fixings and desert for[...]
2:00 pm Music for Winter Solstice @ Harmony Hall
Music for Winter Solstice @ Harmony Hall
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Music for Winter Solstice @ Harmony Hall | Sloatsburg | New York | United States
As the days grow shorter, we prepare to welcome the Winter Solstice on Sunday, December 17th from 2-4 PM at the mansion! Join Geoff Welch and musical guests guitarist Alpha Halvorsen and percussionist Christina Stefenelli[...]