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Sweet Grass Season in the Torne Valley Medicine Garden

Posted on 13 November 2015 by Editor

Chuck Stead and Ramapo College students at the Torne Valley Medicine Garden braiding newly harvested ceremonial Sweet Grass.

Educator Chuck Stead with Ramapo College students at the Torne Valley Medicine Garden braiding newly harvested ceremonial Sweet Grass.

Add the fresh aroma of newly cut Sweet Grass to your list of good Fall things. Continue Reading

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Ford Motor Begins More Paint Sludge Cleanup In Torne Valley

Posted on 11 January 2015 by Editor

Arcadis began preparation for continuing remediation work in Torne Valley at the site of a former sand quarry. Torne Mountain is seen in the distance. / Photo by Geoff Welch

Arcadis began preparation for continuing environmental remediation work in Torne Valley at the site of a former sand quarry. Torne Mountain is seen in the distance. / Photo by Geoff Welch

Before Torne Valley was a Superfund site, parts of it were used as a sand quarry, with the sand deposits part of the valley’s natural aquifer — now classified by NY state as a principle aquifer and used as a major regional water supply. Back in the 1950s, pockets of the valley were dug through along Torne Brook for natural resources. Those sandy areas eventually became a graveyard for paint sludge brought in from the former Ford Motor Company plant in Mahwah, NJ.  Continue Reading

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A Bumpy Ramapo Bridge Gets Smoothed Over

Posted on 30 July 2014 by Editor

NY Department of Transportation contractors and crew repair worn road on the southbound lane of the Korean Memorial Highway Bridge in Hillburn, NY.

NY Department of Transportation contractors and crew repair worn road on the southbound lane of the Korean Memorial Highway Bridge in Hillburn, NY.

One of Western Ramapo’s bumpiest bridges has been given some TLC this week. The Korean War Memorial Highway Bridge carries Rt. 59 traffic over the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Hillburn, NY at the entrance to Torne Valley Road.  New York Department of Transporation contractors were working the last Tuesday and Wednesday of July cutting clean sections of concrete on the southbound lane. The end result is a smooth new section of bridge road. Continue Reading

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Torne Valley Medicine Garden

Posted on 09 June 2014 by Editor

Representative from the Ramapough Lenaape is given a gift from member of the Mohawk nation while Chuck Stead and Chris St. Lawrence look on. / Photo by Geoff Welch

Turtle clan Chief Vincent Mann from the Ramapough Lenaape is given a friendship gift while Chuck Stead and Chris St. Lawrence look on / Photo by Geoff Welch

The sun shone bright and hot Sunday as people from across Ramapo, and beyond, gathered to celebrate the huge new medicine garden in Torne Valley. Covering half an acre, the Ford Motor Company built a large, raw-post and fenced-in garden that will feature Sweet Grass for basketry and smudging as well as herbs and other native plants. Continue Reading

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A Medicine Garden Dedication And Recovery In Torne Valley

Posted on 06 June 2014 by Editor

Blunt Mountain mint, Pycnanthemum Muticum, transplanted from the Harmony Hall Herb Garden to the Saltbox Environmental Research Center in Torne Valley by volunteers Nathan and Angela.

Blunt Mountain mint, Pycnanthemum Muticum, transplanted from the Harmony Hall Herb Garden to the Saltbox Environmental Research Center in Torne Valley by volunteers Nathan and Angela.

The slow, steady work by hand and machine to clean up Torne Valley is bearing fruit. The story of how 55 gallon drums of paint sludge trucked from the long-closed Mahwah automobile factory and dumped in the valley are now legendary. Continue Reading

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Mar
24
Fri
7:00 pm Beauty and the Beast @ George F. Baker High School Auditorium
Beauty and the Beast @ George F. Baker High School Auditorium
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Beauty and the Beast @ George F. Baker High School Auditorium | Tuxedo Park | New York | United States
The George F. Baker High School Spring Musical gets underway Friday night, March 24, at 7 p.m. This year will see Giselle and Gaston and the Beast, as the musical program puts on the always popular[...]
7:00 pm Fiddler on the Roof @ Suffern High School
Fiddler on the Roof @ Suffern High School
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fiddler on the Roof @ Suffern High School | Suffern | New York | United States
The Suffern High School Spring Musical made its rounds to all the district schools on Monday and is now ready for the stage. This year’s production of Fiddler on the Roof springs to life on[...]
Mar
25
Sat
7:00 pm Beauty and the Beast @ George F. Baker High School Auditorium
Beauty and the Beast @ George F. Baker High School Auditorium
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Beauty and the Beast @ George F. Baker High School Auditorium | Tuxedo Park | New York | United States
The George F. Baker High School Spring Musical gets underway Friday night, March 24, at 7 p.m. This year will see Giselle and Gaston and the Beast, as the musical program puts on the always popular[...]
7:00 pm Fiddler on the Roof @ Suffern High School
Fiddler on the Roof @ Suffern High School
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fiddler on the Roof @ Suffern High School | Suffern | New York | United States
The Suffern High School Spring Musical made its rounds to all the district schools on Monday and is now ready for the stage. This year’s production of Fiddler on the Roof springs to life on[...]
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[...]