Tis’ the Season to Shop ‘Till You Drop, beginning on this Black Friday after Thanksgiving. Here are a few things to do to complement the holiday spirit: check out the Incredible Creature: Inside/Out exhibit at 95 1/2 Main and the Pop-Up Window Shop. Need a little bit more Thanksgiving before the weekend is over? Take part in a nineteenth century Thanksgiving, then take a hike to work off that second helping of apple pie. There’s also music to sooth your soul: a blend of gospel and blues, jazz piano and a tribute to Fleetwood Mac.
Many Rockland County politicians, including State Senator David Carlucci, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, and legislators Toney L. Earl, Nancy Low-Hogan and Aney Paul, are calling for federal officials to reconsider President Donald Trump’s decision to end a protection status that would force nearly 60,000 Haitians living in the U.S. to return home.
The beautiful Nyack Rowing Association boat house reduced to splinters. River Road washed out. Memorial Park covered with debris. The Hook Mountain amusement park destroyed. And no one saw it coming. The 1950 Thanksgiving Nor’ester was one of the worst storms of all time.
Nyack Farmers Market, Trash, Traffic, and the TZx
It’s the day before Thanksgiving. Time to cook or to gird yourself for the busiest travel day of the year. If you are traveling cross the Hudson, we can help you know before you go across the river on the MMC TZB.
Because Thursday is a holiday, trash will get picked up today in the Village of Nyack. In South Nyack, regular Thursday recycling will be on Friday.
The Nyack Farmer’s Market makes a rare Wed appearance today — because tomorrow is a holiday. For farm to table fans, this is a dream come true: Farm fresh today for your Thanksgiving feast tomorrow!
by Bill Batson
For the hungry, the First Reformed Church tower on South Broadway is a beacon of hope. Inside this building that almost scrapes the sky, an organization called the Soup Angels provides food and comfort to the needy three nights each week. This Wednesday, for the 12th year, Soup Angels will serve over three thousand Thanksgiving meals throughout the county.
This week in the villages:: Thursday is Thanksgiving, and, though it won’t be a quiet week at the bars on Main Street, it will be a quiet week for municipal meetings. There are upcoming information sessions on the health plan options available in the New York of State of Health’s Health Plan Marketplace. And drainage work will close down a couple of lanes on the Thruway, but only for one night. Drive safe.
On Thanksgiving Day TAPPAN ZEExpress (TZx) buses will not operate. Transport of Rockland (TOR) buses will operate Sunday schedules. TRIPS paratransit buses will operate A.D.A. service only. It’s business as usual for TOR and TZx on Friday Nov 24.
Here are two links to make it easier to get around when holiday traffic raises your hackles (and every other day of the year, too). tzxBus.com provides customized Tappan Zee Express bus/Metro North train schedules from your neighborhood to Grand Central and back. TZBWebcam.com shows you the traffic RIGHT NOW on the Mario Cuomo Tappan Zee Bridge.
by Asma Khan, MD, HRHCare Urgent Care, Nyack
If you’ve been laid low by the flu, you’ll want something that will give you immediate relief. However, if you ask your doctor for antibiotics, you may be surprised by the answer you get. The flu is a viral infection as opposed to a bacterial one, so antibiotics won’t help. Long term, they could do more harm than good.
It is possible to get serious secondary bacterial infections from the flu, some of which do require antibiotics. So how do you know when you need them?
by Susan Hellauer
Think “clean energy” and what do you see? Windmills and solar panels, right?
But there’s an extreme-green method of heating and cooling, hiding in plain sight, that can help slash greenhouse gas emissions.
This weekend be prepared to roar with laughter and experience music like you never have before. On Saturday, Rx: Laughter at the Nyack Village Theatre will leave you in stitches and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams at The Turning Point brings you a musical experience like no other. There’s lots of family fun with magic & music, a barn dance, a cyclo-cross race, a model aircraft exhibition, and a musician/band doubleheader. If you want to shop until you drop, there’s a fashion event and a handmade arts and crafts show to cross some names off that holiday list. Comedic theater, acrobatic poetry and classical music round out the offerings.