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Antique and home sale at the old Sloatsburg post office

Posted on 17 November 2017 by Editor

The long abandoned Sloatsburg post office along Route 17 is in the process of a revival as Valley Rock Inn & Market has moved in to fix the building up.

Valley Rock Inn hosts an antique and home sale at the old Sloatsburg post office on Saturday and Sunday, November 18 and 19, from 10am to 4pm, with proceeds to benefit the Tuxedo Park Library.

The building is composed of two main stores fronts that Valley Rock has taken over, complete with VRI signature decorative hedges along the back parking lot. The old post office will soon house a fitness center with weight room and cardio room that will also offer spin and yoga classes. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg’s Harmony Hall Celebrates Centennial of Women’s Suffrage with Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson Council

Posted on 06 November 2017 by Editor

Held just before countywide elections took place, Harmony Hall in Sloatsburg, NY, hosted an event that included two of Rockland County’s leading women politicians, who attended to talk shop and the history of women voting to the Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson Council. Rockland County Legislator Harriet Cornell and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee were on hand Saturday, November 4, at the Jacob Sloat House to honor those Girl Scouts who earned their Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York Girl Scout Patch. Continue Reading

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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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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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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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Sloatsburg Village Board meets heading into the fall, with a list of project updates and local activities

Posted on 26 September 2017 by Editor

A sample view of Sloatsburg showing lane configurations and road modifications via the Complete Streets Option 2. The NYSDOT Region 8 team updates the Village Board before Tuesday’s regular meeting as the roadway plan through Sloatsburg is finalized, with the expectation of a November presentation.

The Village of Sloatsburg has been busy a number of major improvement and maintenance projects that taken together will have lasting impacts on local quality of life.

2017 has been a year of both planning and execution. Projects underway include major sewer and road improvement plans, delivery of two new fire trucks and the construction of a substation to house them in, community pool upgrades and the recently completed resurfacing of tennis courts at the Community Fields. Continue Reading

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Enjoy the New Seven Lakes Station Outdoor Beer Garden

Posted on 05 September 2017 by Editor

One of Sloatsburg’s favorite hangouts has doubled down on its recent success. The popular Seven Lakes Station craft beer taproom and market expanded over the summer to include an outdoor beer garden and renovated indoor lounge room. Continue Reading

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6:00 pm Sloatsburg Food Pantry Fundraiser @ St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
Sloatsburg Food Pantry Fundraiser @ St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sloatsburg Food Pantry Fundraiser @ St. Mary's-in-Tuxedo | Tuxedo Park | New York | United States
The Sloatsburg Food Pantry is hosting a Holiday Concert fundraiser on Saturday, December 9, at 6 p.m., at St. Mary’s-in-Tuxedo Episcopal Church. The Rockland County Concert Band will play a variety of festive holiday songs, and[...]