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Sway to Sloatsburg’s Savory Highlands Bluegrass Festival

Posted on 08 September 2017 by Editor

The sun promises to shine down on Sloatsburg, NY, this coming Sunday, even as super storm Irma blows hard toward Florida, wicked winds sounding like a woeful train whistle.

Take a break and get away to relax and recharge. The season is just starting and there’s sure to be weather coming this way soon enough. Continue Reading

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The Bluegrass Festival Takes Center Stage in Sloatsburg

Posted on 31 August 2017 by Editor

Bring a little blue skies and sunshine with you when you travel to the 8th Annual Highlands Bluegrass Festival at Harmony Hall in Sloatsburg, NY. Also bring a comfortable lawn chair for an afternoon of live bluegrass and Americana music that will feature banjo extraordinaire Tony Trischka.

The free event goes from 1 p.m. through 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 10. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg’s UMC Chapel hosts the Water Walk for Life

Posted on 21 July 2017 by Editor

A lot of sole work is about to take to the streets Saturday as the 13 day 170 mile Water Walk for Life begins on July 22 in Mahwah, NJ. The prayer walk is part of campaign to bring awareness to and advocate against the proposed Pilgrims Pipelines from a coalition of partners that includes the Coalition Against the Pilgrim Pipelines CAPP, the Ramapough Lenape Nation and Grafton Peace Pagoda.  Continue Reading

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Suffern Summer Gazebo Music Series Starts

Posted on 28 June 2017 by Editor

The Village of Suffern’s Avon Park may be small but it certainly is a vital community space. Wednesday evening, June 28, kicks off the Virginia Menschner Gazebo semi-weekly Summer Music Series, which itself serves up country, big band, a cappella, the a family concert.  Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg Complete Streets Workshop 3 Takes Place Tuesday

Posted on 18 June 2017 by Editor

View of Complete Streets Option 2 lane configuration via road painting, a flexible, cost-effective way of making road improvements. The third and final NYDOT Public Workshop takes place on Tuesday, June 20, at 7 p.m. at the Village of Sloatsburg Fire Hall. Residents are encouraged to attend.

On the cusp of official summer, Sloatsburgers are invited to attend Tuesday’s third and final Public Workshop on the Village Complete Streets effort. Continue Reading

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A Solstice Afternoon of Music and Nature at Harmony Hall

Posted on 14 June 2017 by Editor

Stop over at Harmony Hall for an afternoon seasonal celebration of summer. The Friends of Harmony Hall and Town of Ramapo sponsor the Saturday, June 17, event — Music for the Summer Solstice. The event is free and open to the public and is set to include a nature walk around the Harmony Hall grounds and peek at the curator’s Blunt Mountain Mint plantings — mountain mint is native to the Highlands with a variety growing in the nearby Ramapo Mountains … there’s even a report of the Hoary Mountain Mint growing wild up on Torne. The Blunt Mountain Mint in the Curator’s garden is on the New York/New Jersey threatened species list. Continue Reading

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Village Board boldly goes with Complete Streets Option 2

Posted on 01 June 2017 by Editor

The Village of Sloatsburg Board of Trustees has recommended Option 2 “Road Diet” for the NYSDOT Complete Streets Project … a choice that promises high roadway safety and a bolder transformation of the Route 17 corridor through the Village.

Sloatsburg, NY — In what could be a transformative moment, the Village of Sloatsburg Board voted on June 1 for the NYSDOT Complete Streets Project Option 2 that includes a Road Diet. The final vote was 4-0, with Trustee Tom Buckley abstaining from a vote.  Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg’s Poised for Action on Complete Streets Project

Posted on 31 May 2017 by Editor

Sloatsburg residents and others participate in a recent NYSDOT Region 8 Public Meeting on the Sloatsburg Complete Streets Project.

The Village of Sloatsburg Board and a small gathering of interested residents attended the NYSDOT Region 8 workshop Tuesday evening. Not all questions had solid answers by DOT representative Sandra Jobson, DOT team leader and regional landscape architecture and environmental manager. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg’s Complete Streets Project Focuses on Two Options to Improve Route 17

Posted on 21 May 2017 by Editor

Sloatsburg residents have been participating in a DOT Complete Streets project that looks to transform Route 17 through the Village into a safer, more pedestrian-friendly roadway. The final Public Workshop is set for June, with roadway construction expected to take place in 2018.

Sloatsburg residents gathered in late April to participate in the second Complete Streets Public Workshop, which ended with tables voting on two different options. Continue Reading

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Ramapo Central Gets Out The Vote For School Board An Budget

Posted on 12 May 2017 by Editor

Sometimes local elections can stir up controversy. And sometimes, that controversy galvanizes voter turnout — in which case, the public wins. Find plenty of budget information here. Continue Reading

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