Archive | August, 2014

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Lively Saturday Farmers’ Markets In Suffern And Tuxedo

Posted on 30 August 2014 by Editor

The local farmers’ markets send Saturday salutations on clear blue blue days and a bit rainy too. The season of chill mornings and warming days are upon us. WeekendRoundupfarmersmarketsLook for both the Suffern and Tuxedo Farmers’ Markets to be open Saturdays until midday this late summer and into the fall, with colorful vendor tables laden with foods and hand crafted goods — soaps, syrups, sauces. There are baked goods, plus farm foods galore, all waiting for you to stroll through and make a selection of something eye catching. Continue Reading

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A Story Of Contamination And Recovery In Torne Valley

Posted on 29 August 2014 by Editor


Chuck Stead presents his interdisciplinary Recovery Narrative PhD dissertation to the public at Ramapo Town Hall. / Photo by Geoff Welch

The long story of life in the shadow of Torne Mountain made its way to the Ramapo’s Town Hall when environmental educator Chuck Stead presented his doctoral dissertation to the public last week. An interdisciplinary recovery narrative, Stead’s story is also a history of Torne and Western Ramapo that traces industrial impact on the area’s community and uses ecotoxicology and memoir to weave together a complex story of Ford Motor Company’s toxic legacy in and around Torne Valley. Continue Reading

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Cowboy Of The Ramapos And A Slice Of Local History

Posted on 27 August 2014 by Editor

HGTVfarmhouseFollowing is an article and message from Peter M. Bush, Jacob Sloat descendant and founding member of Harmony Hall, the 1848 Greek Revival house built by Jacob Sloat and now on the National Historic Registry. The article touches on an upcoming episode on HGTV that includes a peek at the house on Johsontown Road of Pat Cannon and popular local musician Dave Keyes and the legend of Cowboy of the Ramapos, Claudius Smith. The Cannon’s and Keyes’s historic house was also used this past year as a setting for the NBC sci-fi show Believe, a dark noirish show that revolves around a catastrophic event similar to the Rapture. Continue Reading

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Orange Avenue Apartments – If You Build It, Will They Come?

Posted on 26 August 2014 by Editor

Joshua Goldstein (on the right at the podium) at one of the many Orange Avenue Associates presentations on the proprosed apartment complex in downtown Suffern.

Joshua Goldstein (on the right at the podium) at one of the many Orange Avenue Associates presentations on the proposed apartment complex in downtown Suffern.

The long journey of Suffern’s Orange Avenue luxury apartment project took another turn last week as the Town of Ramapo adopted a resolution that would set the development’s property taxes for up to 40 years. Continue Reading

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Get Fit Or Learn To Save A Life

Posted on 25 August 2014 by Editor

Randi Colton knows plenty about health and nutrition — things such as how to hydrate the right way and how to eat to feel healthy and happy. Colton also knows how to save lives through CPR. Continue Reading

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That Good Old Time Music Returns With The Highlands Bluegrass Festival

Posted on 20 August 2014 by Editor

HHBluegrassFest2014Soon enough Sunday will roll through the Ramapo Mountains and with it the Highlands Bluegrass Festival at Harmony Hall. Pull up a chair and for a bit of twanging banjo and fiddle whine — a perfect way to welcome in the harvest season. Continue Reading

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New York State Gaming Process Rolls Along, Even As Industry Growth Fades

Posted on 18 August 2014 by Editor

TuxedogamingSterlingForestThe sudden headlines of gaming bids in Orange County and other Catskill counties have given way to the slow process of application reviews and a one day Public Hearing set by the New York State Gaming Commission Facility Location Board. Continue Reading

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Classic Car Show Comes To Sloatsburg Community Fields

Posted on 15 August 2014 by Editor

The Sloatsburg Fire Department will help see off the summer season Saturday with plenty of sunshine and a Classic Car Show all day at the village Community Fields. Continue Reading

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Suffern High And Sloatsburg Elementary Named High Performing Schools

Posted on 15 August 2014 by Editor

With the school season just around the corner, it is notable that four Ramapo Central schools were named High Performing Reward Schools by the New York State Education Department. Continue Reading

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Suffern Police Put Smile On Birthday Boy

Posted on 11 August 2014 by Editor

SuffernSignsuffernpolicecarWhat do you say to a kid who just discovered his bicycle was stolen the day before his birthday?

Well, if you’re a member of the Suffern Police Department you might play a quiet round of pass the cap with fellow officers and surprise the boy with a brand new bike. 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[...]