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Where Christmas Trees go up in flames … Tuxedo hosts its annual Bonfire Blaze Saturday

Posted on 31 January 2018 by Editor

The Tuxedo Fire Department is always on hand at the annual Bonfire Blaze.

The Town of Tuxedo figured out a creative way to dispose of holiday trees and wreaths, which mostly being pine products, can pose a fire hazard and be a problem. Create a community event where you burn the whole lot. Thus was born the annual Night Brightening Blaze Bonfire, hosted by the Tuxedo Recreation Department. Continue Reading

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People gather across the country for the 2nd Women’s March

Posted on 20 January 2018 by Editor

People began to gather at Nyack’s Veterans Park Saturday morning, January 20, in solidarity with participants in the second Women’s March taking place across the country.

This weekend marks the one year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, his first full year in office and also the massive nationwide Women’s March. A year ago on January 21, hundreds of thousands of women and men across the country hit the streets in protest in a mass demonstration of people peaceably assembling for social and economic justice and civil liberty — with many anxious that the country was on the cusp of radical change.

This weekend, while the U.S. Congress plays hardball party politics and debates the merits of shutting down the government, President Trump purportedly decided it was best to cancel his appearance at a $200,000 per person Victory Campaign fundraiser at his private millionaire’s club Mar-a-Lago in Florida, though the fundraiser will go on.

Many in Rockland County opted to meet up in Nyack’s Veterans Park on Saturday to attend a rally in solidarity with the second national Women’s March.

Meanwhile, thousands of men and women across the country are out marching during the second Women’s March.

Nyack, NY saw a turnout of people who rallied at Veterans Park and featured an appearance by New York Assemblymember Ellen Jaffe, who represents NY District 97 in Rockland County that covers constituents from Suffern and Montebello east to Nyack.

Nyack’s Veterans Park on Saturday, January 20, during a rally of the second Women’s March.

Participants in Nyack gather with colorful signs containing pithy messages on why they were there. Influenced by the the recent #MeToo and #TimesUp movement, both rooted in widespread reports of sexual harassment and worse by men across all walks of life, today’s marches were an effort to demonstrate solidarity on issues of equal rights and the right of people to peaceably assemble and vociferously redress grievances.





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Sloatsburg Complete Streets Project Informational Update to the Village Board Set for February

Posted on 17 January 2018 by Editor

The NYSDOT Region 8 is set to provide a Sloatsburg Complete Streets Project informational status update to the Village Board at the Municipal Building on Tuesday, February 13, at 6 p.m.

Sloatsburgers last got together some seven months ago to discuss the on-going Complete Streets project with the New York State Department. The Fire Hall at the Sloatsburg Municipal Building was packed with excited residents abuzz about the opportunity for transformative change along Route 17 through the village. Continue Reading

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Members of the Sloatsburg Chamber got together to celebrate the new year

Posted on 08 January 2018 by Editor

Familiar faces: members of the Sloatsburg Chamber of Commerce recently got together at Harmony Hall for a Holiday Party to celebrate the new year and the revitalized chamber effort.

Amid near zero temperatures and fresh snow, members of the Sloatsburg Chamber of Commerce gathered this past week for a belated Holiday Party. Continue Reading

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Enjoy a lazy afternoon of parlor music at Harmony Hall to celebrate Winter Solstice

Posted on 15 December 2017 by Editor

Remember to give thanks to the often amazing Ramapo Mountains sunrises in celebration of the coming Winter Solstice, which occurs in the northern hemisphere on December 21. Photo by Geoff Welch.

Geoff Welch has been quietly working away at Harmony Hall, putting his years of experience in the area into programming for the historic Jacob Sloat House. Welch has consistently staged seasonal environmental and historical programs at the big white house on the hill, helping to build a local audience. Continue Reading

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Valley Rock Inn Celebrates a Festival of Lights in Sloatsburg

Posted on 05 December 2017 by Editor

Valley Rock Inn & Market will host a Festival of Lights celebration in Sloatsburg on Saturday and Sunday, December 9 and 10.

Sloatsburgers helped light up the Village recently with the annual caroling and tree lighting ceremony. Now the folks at Valley Rock Inn & Market have invited the community to join in a weekend Festival of Lights celebration that is sure to turn the lights even brighter. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg Honors Thomas F. Bollatto for 50 Years of Service

Posted on 05 December 2017 by Editor

Rockland County Legislator Doug Jobson presents Village Clerk & Treasurer Thomas F. Bollatto, Jr. with an award for his many years of service to the community. Sloatsburg Mayor Carl Wright looks on as Sloatsburg Elementary School Principal Dr. Joe Lloyd takes a photo at the far right.

A close gathering of family, friends and colleagues attended a special Village Board ceremony on Monday, December 4, to honor Sloatsburg’s Thomas F. Bollatto, Jr. for his 50 years of dedicated service to the community. Continue Reading

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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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7:00 pm NYSDOT Informational Meeting @ Sloatsburg Village Hall
NYSDOT Informational Meeting @ Sloatsburg Village Hall
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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2:00 pm Vernal Equinox Celebration @ Harmony Hall
Vernal Equinox Celebration @ Harmony Hall
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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When the clocks spring forward near mid-March that means the Vernal Equinox has arrived. Join Harmony Hall Curator Geoff Welch on Sunday, March 18, from 2-4 p.m. when he hosts an afternoon celebrating the Vernal Equinox —[...]