Archive | April, 2015

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Follow The Flow – Western Ramapo Sewers Entice Development

Posted on 29 April 2015 by Editor

There are any number of scatological figures of speech one might use when referring to sewer systems. But sewers create opportunity. Where sewers go, development follows and money flows. Those pipes carry more than waste — they carry connections and green-flowing mana. Continue Reading

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Local Cub Scout Pack Stays Active, Begins Membership Drive

Posted on 28 April 2015 by Editor

Cub Scout Pack 46 joined in the great Rockland Cleanup by picking up around the Sloatsburg Train Station and Municipal Building. / Photo courtesy of Cub Scouts Pack 46

Local Cub Scouts joined in the great Rockland Cleanup by picking up around the Sloatsburg Train Station and Municipal Building. / Photo courtesy of Cub Scouts Pack 46

The Cub Scouts of Tuxedo and Sloatsburg are cleaning up around here.

As part of the Keep Rockland Beautiful campaign, the scouts from Cub Scout Pack 46 cleaned up around the Sloatsburg municipal building and train station, picking up the trash that other folks discarded. Continue Reading

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Suffern Meets Monday Evening To Get A Grip

Posted on 26 April 2015 by Editor

The Village of Suffern budget process careens into the last week of April, trailing more questions than answers. A Special Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall — according to local law, the budget must be adopted before or on May 1. Continue Reading

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Ramapo River Watershed Gets Attention At Conference

Posted on 24 April 2015 by Editor

20thwatershedconferenceRegional watershed experts, professionals and guardians will gather at Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah, NJ, for the 20th Annual Ramapo River Watershed Conference. Continue Reading

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Ramapo Central Upcoming Budget & Board Vote

Posted on 23 April 2015 by Editor

For the first time in decades, the Village of Sloatsburg will not be represented on the Ramapo Central School Board. Continue Reading

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival At The Lafayette Theater

Posted on 22 April 2015 by Editor

Wild&ScenicLafayetteAnother Earth Day dawns in Rockland County – but then isn’t every day Earth Day?

Back in 1970 Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring helped kick start the environmental movement. Her warnings about pesticides and industrial pollution proved prophetic — just ask a honey bee. Continue Reading

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Sunday Fire Leaves Two Tuxedo Families Homeless

Posted on 20 April 2015 by Editor

Two homes on Schoolhouse Road next to George F. Baker High School in Tuxedo were gutted in an early Sunday morning fire, leaving two families displaced. The Town of Tuxedo has started a community drive to help both families. Photo courtesy of William A. Sweet

Two homes on Schoolhouse Road next to George F. Baker High School in Tuxedo were gutted in an early Sunday morning fire, leaving two families displaced. The Town of Tuxedo has started a community drive to help both families. / Photo courtesy of William A. Sweet

The Tuxedo mutual aid call went out to the Sloatsburg Fire Department just after 2 a.m. Sunday morning. A house fire on Schoolhouse Road, next to George F. Baker High School, had spread next door to a neighbor’s property and soon enough fire departments from the surrounding communities were on the call. The Sloatsburg Ambulance Corps also responded to the emergency. Continue Reading

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A Day Of Red, White And Blue Celebration

Posted on 16 April 2015 by Editor

Hudson Valley Honor Flight participants gathered at Stewart International Airport, preparing to go on Mission #7 to Washington, D.C.  as part of the Honor Flight program. / Photo courtesy of Mike & Daphne Downes

Hudson Valley Honor Flight participants gathered at Stewart International Airport for Mission #7 to Washington, D.C. as part of the Hudson Valley Honor Flight program. / Photo courtesy of Mike & Daphne Downes

Veterans of WWII and the Korean War from throughout the Hudson Valley gathered together recently for a day of celebration and more. Continue Reading

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Suffern High School Students Recognized By School District

Posted on 15 April 2015 by Editor

The narrow roads in Hillburn were filled with cars Tuesday evening as a large turnout of students and parents made their way to the Ramapo Central School Board meeting. Continue Reading

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A Celebration of Wine And Friendship And Good Times Down At Torne Valley Vineyards

Posted on 10 April 2015 by Editor

Suffern-based photographer Michael Malandra in his Elements Gallery beside the Church Steeple, which will adorn the new Torne Valley Vineyards Germn-style white wine Gewürtztraminer.

Suffern-based photographer Michael Malandra in his Elements Gallery beside his shot of the Bavarian Church Steeple — the image was selected by Torne Valley Vineyards as the label for its new German-style white wine Gewürtztraminer.

Local travel and adventure photographer Michael Malandra said he’s not much of a wine drinker himself, though he’s not averse to a nice beer or good whiskey (whisky for those Scots drinkers). Nevertheless, a photo Malandra took overlooking the quaint Bavarian town of Randersacker, Germany will adorn a German-style white wine from Torne Valley Vineyards. Continue Reading

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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
Sloatsburg Easter Egg Hunt @ St. Mary's Church Villa | Sloatsburg | New York | United States
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[...]
Apr
22
Sat
11:00 am Sloatsburg Community Cleanup @ Sloatsburg Municipal Building
Sloatsburg Community Cleanup @ Sloatsburg Municipal Building
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sloatsburg Community Cleanup @ Sloatsburg Municipal Building | Sloatsburg | New York | United States
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
Bruce Price Lecture @ Tuxedo Historical Society | Tuxedo Park | New York | United States
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[...]