If Cupid’s holiday always seems to be a challenge, you can “Be Your Own Valentine” this year at a workshop led by local artist Cynthia Shaw on Thursday Feb 12 from 7-9p at Maria Luisa Boutique.
by Maire Brosnan Katavolos, Rockland County YMCA
The Rockland County YMCA will partner with Volunteer NY! and Dominican College to honor Dr. Martin Luther King this Saturday Jan 17.
The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, President Obama’s national call to service initiative.
Did you know…you can research your family’s history at the Nyack Library?
This week at the library:
- Infectious Disease, Carriers and Quarantine: a Food For Thought author led discussion on Thurs about Typhoid Mary, public health and civil liberties
- Two movies: South Pacific on Tuesday; Brothers of the Black List on Sunday.
- We Need to Talk! Completing Your Living Will and Healthcare Proxy, Registration required, Wed at 7p.
by Andy Stewart, Orangetown Town Supervisor
Since taking office in January, 2012, I’ve worked constantly to get Orangetown back on track, by putting the town’s finances in order, protecting our quality of life, and making government more open and transparent to residents. Now that this year is almost over and we are looking forward to what 2015 will bring, I wanted to take a moment to share with you some of the great things we’ve accomplished together in 2014.
by Citizens Union, Reinvent Albany, NYPIRG, NJFOG and TSTC
We appreciate Governors Cuomo and Christie signing a bill improving the Port Authority’s Freedom of Information process. However, the governors missed a big opportunity to put the Port Authority on the right track by vetoing the bill reforming governance.
by Paulina Kanburiyan
In a year when an Ebola outbreak in West Africa demonstrated the vulnerability of our public health system, as well as the selfless dedication of health care professionals, Jacqueline Cassagnol’s growing notoriety is just what the doctor ordered. In October, Cassagnol RN, MSN, PMC, was named one of Rockland’s “Forty under 40” by the Rockland Economic Development Corporation for her outstanding contributions in the medical field. A resident of Spring Valley and nursing professor at Dominican College, Cassagnol, is also the founder and President of Nanuet-based Worldwide Community First Responder, Inc.
Demonstrations in the wake to the refusal of two grand juries to indict police officers in the deaths of unarmed civilians are taking place today across the country. Nyack resident and poet Jim Glaser offers his impression of the events surrounding the death of Eric Garner in Staten Island in a poem called, Sad and Gentle Giant.
The Village of Nyack has just approved the creation of New York’s first public food forest in Memorial Park and 6-8 communal garden spaces on Main Street and Franklin Street. Planting will begin in the spring of 2015.
Suzanne Barish will be at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, November 15 to inform the community about this initiative of the Please Pick movement.