Sample specialty foods from local restaurants, farms and hot sauce and spice companies at the second annual Smoke-N-Fire Food Fest on Oct 11 at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. The event will run from 11a-6p rain or shine. Admission is just $5 per person and a portion of ticket sales will benefit the local charity, Baking Memories 4 Kids.
“As the new bridge connecting Westchester to Rockland County emerges from under the Hudson, we know that the current skyline will soon become a memory,” writes Ruthmarie Hicks in her blog, FotosOnTheFly.biz. And for those of you who already think they spend waaaay too much time on the bridge, Hicks has collapsed two hours of action around the bridge into a sparse 14 secs with time-lapse photography.
“The transition from day into night is one of the most compelling ways to use time-lapse photography. As the sun goes down and we respond by cranking up our electrical grid, the transformation is quite dramatic,” she writes.
by Bill Batson
Once upon a time, a couple who wrote and illustrated children’s books built this fairy tale house. Berta and Elmer Hader used the materials they had in abundant supply: imagination, stone from the quarry on the property, marital bliss and a love for the environment. An exhibit in the display cases of the Carnegie-Farian Room of the Nyack Library explores their life in Grand View-on-Hudson and their internationally celebrated work as writers and illustrators. Nestled into the steep slope of a hill above the Hudson River, the house still stands as proof that dreams do come true.
by Ben McCarthy
Last year I took a three week trip to Thailand. To be quite honest the Thai food I’d eaten in America never really interested me. It took me all of two days in Bangkok to realize how wrong I was. I blame a great deal of this on the Thai food that is readily available in the US — overly sweetened dishes that in most cases have little to do with actual Thai food.
This recipe is for a Thai dish called laab or laap, spelled incorrectly on most american Thai menus as “larb.” Essentially it is a salad made from minced meat, shallots, scallions, mint, chili, lime juice, fish sauce and toasted rice powder (Khao Koor).
by Andy Stewart, Orangetown Town Supervisor
$81,000 in overtime savings and a $100,000 reduction in contracts with outside vendors are two of the reasons Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart says the proposed town budget will be under the NYS tax cap of 2%. Stewart says the average family should see a $47 annual increase in their 2015 Orangetown taxes.
I believe this process — the debate, the public hearings, the votes — will produce a final budget we can all be proud of, and one which preserves what is great about Orangetown government, while challenging all of us to work harder, work smarter and work more efficiently. In this budget, the town will spend less in 2015 than 2014, and will stay under the New York State tax cap for the third year in a row!
For over a century, our region has been home to extraordinary artists. Local Arts Index highlights the work of individuals who continue our community’s rich creative legacy.
Meet Erin Girling.
“I like to think my pieces showcase nature by literally framing it and hanging it on the wall. It sort of forces the viewers to examine it as art whereas if they saw it on the ground in the woods, they might not even notice it.”
by Frank LoBuono
I have to add my voice to the tens of millions of others who are singing the praises of Derek Jeter. It is not everyday that any individual can bring a city, a nation, and people from around the world to their feet, much less a New York sports figure. But that’s just what he did.
Fri-Sun events near Nyack include hiking, history, hunting & fishing with an Applefest, arts and music on the side.
There are two opportunities to Walk Through History: A Sat morning guided hike to 19th century black settlement Skunk Hollow and the Women’s Federation Monument; and a Sun Friends of the Nyacks Walking tour of downtown Nyack.
You are only a click about from details about these events as well as the Piermont Apple Fest and the Hook Mountain Kayak Challenge.
Paddlers and sponsors are needed for The Hook Mountain Challenge, a benefit Kayack Race for the Nyack Homeless Project. The fundraising flotilla will hug the Hudson River shore line on Sept. 28, 2014.
Elevation Burger donated 400 Meals to People to People in early September. The meals were created during staff training at Elevation Burger’s newest location at the Palisades Center in West Nyack. This year, People to People is celebrating 25 years of fighting hunger in Rockland County.