Archive | October, 2017

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Sloatsburg turned out for another successful Halloween Parade

Posted on 31 October 2017 by Editor

The 32nd Annual Sloatsburg Halloween Parade got started down Route 17 from the Community Fields, led by the Ramapo Police Department.

The Village of Sloatsburg once again had an enthusiastic turn out for its 32nd annual Halloween Parade. The march and community walk down Route 17 took place this past Saturday, October 28, just before the Sunday rain set in.

Once again the Suffern High School Marching Band led the way. Here’s hoping all have a very satisfying Halloween. Continue Reading

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Halloween Happenings

Posted on 26 October 2017 by Editor

Enjoy the annual Sloatsburg Halloween Parade down Route 17 on Saturday, October 28, at 5 p.m. A costume contest starts at 4 p.m. at the entrance to the Community Fields.

Leaves are turning yellow and an evening chill has returned as Halloween season arrives in full this weekend.

Sloatsburg’s Halloween Parade looks safe on Saturday, October 28. But Sunday may see rain for Suffern’s annual parade down Lafayette Avenue. Stay tuned for updates. Continue Reading

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When Main Street is a Highway — Sloatsburg, Route 17 and the “benefits” of benefactors

Posted on 25 October 2017 by Editor

Sandra Jobson with the NYSDOT Region 8 Complete Streets Sloatsburg team presenting options during Public Meeting workshop at the Sloatsburg Fire Hall.  

On Wednesday evening the county spotlight will shine on Sloatsburg and its Complete Streets project. The Rockland Municipal Planner Federation features Sloatsburg at a workshop that is part of its “A Year of Transportation” program aimed at Rockland’s transportation needs. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg Elementary School Students Participate in Red Ribbon Week and Prepare for the Annual Halloween Parade

Posted on 23 October 2017 by Editor

Sloatsburg Elementary School students kicked off a big week Monday that ends with a bang during Saturday’s annual Halloween Parade. Mayor Carl Wright and Sloatsburg Revitalization Chair Darrell L. Frasier were on hand Monday morning as students started Red Ribbon Week, part of the school’s participation in a drug free message. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg Historical Society Celebrates Harrison Bush

Posted on 21 October 2017 by Editor

Sloatsburg Village Historian Harrison Bush stands at the entrance to Sloatsburg Cemetery, a National Register of Historic Places site. 

Harrison Bush has worn many hats during his years living in the Village of Sloatsburg … from a student at Suffern High School in the 1940s to WWII veteran awarded a Purple Heart and to elder of the Sloatsburg Historical Society to helping establish Harmony Hall as a landmark to serving as keeper of local lore and history as Village Historian. Continue Reading

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The wine store in Sloatsburg has undergone a transformation

Posted on 13 October 2017 by Editor

Welcome the new owners of Sloatsburg Wine, located in the village center shopping mall. Sisters Olga Lukashyk and Iryna Moskalyk have taken on the wine and spirit store and hope you help make the establishment a great success.

There’s more going on at Sloatsburg Wine than you might think. The store tucked next to Hayward’s Deli on the Route 17 byway through Sloatsburg, NY, is a familiar crossroads for locals.

Now Suffern resident Olga Lukashyk, along with family, including sister Iryna Moskalyk, have taken on the wine and liquor store. Iryna mentioned the interesting changes in Sloatsburg as a catalyst to talk Keith Reardon into selling the store. Many a Sloatsburger has chatted with Keith in the store or while he took a moment out front to watch the street scenes unfold. May his travels treat him well. Continue Reading

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Ramapo Hamlet Rent Issue Shines Light On Town Plans for Western Ramapo Corridor

Posted on 13 October 2017 by Editor

Ramapo Hamlet residents have gotten an eviction reprieve. During the first week of October residents were delivered eviction notices by the Town of Ramapo. The Town Council had determined to sell off the hamlet land.

Hamlet of Ramapo residents got an eviction reprieve from the Town’s decision to raze the some 15 homes and sell off the 20 hamlet acres for light industrial or commerical use.

CBS2, News12, The Journal News, and other outlets reported on the eviction by the town. People voiced a certain outraged — not only related to the eviction but the sudden proposed land use change for the Hamlet, especially with Ramapo development a front and center issue for residents. Continue Reading

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Should it stay or go? The Village wants to know your opinion on the Roller Skate Rink at the Community Fields

Posted on 03 October 2017 by Editor

The Village of Sloatsburg’s skate park has fallen into disrepair due to its particular location at the Community Fields — the concrete surface has undergone repeated flooding and cycles of freezing and thawing, leaving the rink unrepairable.

Note: This article has been updated. The Sloatsburg Roller Skate Park is a colorful illustration of Mother Nature’s persistent power to undermine and undo things made by human hands. The Skate Rink at the Community Fields was built in the 1980s during the resurgence of public skating and roller blading. It now exists in a state of limbo — currently both unusable and unrepairable. 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[...]