Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland will celebrate the delivery of their 9 millionth meal on Wednesday, July 23 at 10a. And for dessert, they will celebrate their 40th anniversary of providing meals and services to seniors.
By popular demand, the big wheel of river rose will keep on turning. The Historical Society of Rockland County has added a second voyage of “The Tappan Zee Bridge Experience: Past, Present and Future” on Thursday, September 4, 2014. The first trip, scheduled for August 12, sold out in hours. Book your tickets aboard the floating history and policy seminar before they sell out…again.
by Thomas P. Zugibe, Rockland County District Attorney
News 12 last week aired a special report focusing on recent disturbing incidents of sexual abuse in the Village of New Square. The six-minute feature spotlighted the criminal case of Rabbi Moshe Taubenfeld, an accused predator indicted by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the repeated molestation of a young male victim over the span of several years. Unfortunately, News 12 Reporter Tara Rosenblum provided more fiction than fact in her poorly produced bit of “infotainment.”
The Arts Council of Rockland is hosting a series of workshops for artists seeking grants. The Community Arts Grants initiative is a local re-grant program made possible by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.
The 4th of July plus 20 artists at 12 venues equals this month’s First Friday in Nyack. In addition to the art works on display on the walls of businesses throughout downtown, you can enjoy music and children’s activities at the gazebo on Main Street. This monthly festival that celebrates the freedom of expressions that is at the heart of our democracy is sponsored by Nyack Art Collective.
The Montefiore Health System’s Board of Directors has approved a letter of intent to acquire Nyack Hospital, an agreement previously approved by Nyack Hospital’s Board of Directors. Montefiore owns six hospitals and an extended care facility with a total of 2,059 beds, a School of Nursing, as well as a network of primary and specialty care providers at 150+ locations. Montefiore also serves as the university hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
On July 6, Ride-to-Give co-founder Dave Nazaroff will begin a 900 mile solo bicycle journey from Nyack to Gainesville, GA to deliver a check for more than $52,000. Eleven-year old Callie Truelove, of Gainesville, GA, who was born with a heart condition, will be the recipient of a fundraising campaign which began on June 3. Nazaroff, a ten time Ironman, owns Toga Bikes on 9W in Upper Nyack.
The Village of Nyack is one of the stars of the new HBO series, Leftovers. Nyack Mayor Jen Laird White visited the set and met the fictional Mayor of the town where the apocalyptic drama takes place, actress Amanda Warren. Leftovers will air on HBO on Sunday, June 29 at 10p.
See famous houses, churches, and points of interest in the Town of Orangetown on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Orangetown’s Historian Mary Cardenas will be your guide to explore everything from the place of Benedict Arnold’s confinement to the early recording studio of Bruce Springsteen.