It’s Rockland Pride Weekend with activities for the whole family. There’s music too: RoCA hosts the Swampgrass Jug Band, Hungry Hollow has folk and Maureen’s presents Rockland’s youngest jazz stars. If photography’s your thing, there are two exhibits opening that are sure to please. Take a sunset river cruise on the Hudson or visit some of the finest homes in Rockland on the Outdoor Living Home and Garden Tour.
by Jocelyn Jane Cox
What if everything we needed to know about parenting – instilling patience, courage, and independence in our young – could be learned from deer?
The Chronicles of Parenting are sponsored by the Blue Rock School 2017 House & Garden Tour on June 10.
by Mike Hays
Strategically located at the corner of Main and Broadway in downtown Nyack, Turiello’s Italian Restaurant has been in the village since 1980 under the ownership of Girolamo (Nino) Turiello. When asked where he lives, he says in the store, although his real home is in Brooklyn.
Nyack People & Places features photos and profiles of citizens and scenes near Nyack, NY. Sponsored by Weld Realty.
Nyack, NY—This spring, a handful of Rockland County’s most stunning private outdoor spaces will be open to the public to enjoy for one day. On Saturday, June 10, a self-guided House & Garden Tour will be held as a benefit for the Ruth Schaeffer Scholarship Fund at Blue Rock School.
by Katie Menowsky
Break out your picnic blankets, sun hats and summer shades. The 4th annual Rockland-Bergen Music Festival comes to Tappan’s German Masonic Park and two other venues on June 23-25.
Producer Joe D’Urso, who has been promoting, performing and managing talent since the early 90s, has curated an impressive line up of national and local acts, including Jake Clemons, Steve Forbert, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, Joe Grushecky, Neil Berg and Rita Harvey.
by Bill Batson
A woman standing in front of a motorcycle with a tray of cookies is the logo for Mostly Myrtle’s, the purveyor of gluten-free baked goods at the Nyack Famers’ Market. The image is an homage to the grandmother of Mostly Myrtle’s owner and and head baker, Debra Sadowsky. In order to keep up with the public’s growing appetite for gluten-free products, the former Occupational Therapist bakes up to 600 muffins a week for markets throughout the region. Let’s take a spin on Mostly Myrtle’s metaphoric motorcycle to a grandmother’s kitchen in Kansas City to see where Debra’s journey to gluten-free baking began.
This Week in The Villages: The new bridge has milestones for your eyes and your ears.
In Orangetown, there will be a public meeting of the Architecture and Community Appearance Board of Review with the Project Sycamore Data Center on the agenda.
Plastic bags may no longer be used for pickup of Rockland County recyclables.
A Day of Incredible Food in Southern Thailand
by Ben McCarthy
It’s hot, blisteringly, soul-swelteringly hot–108 degrees Fahrenheit, to be precise. We’re in Nakhon Si Thammarat, a city in Southern Thailand that sits 10km from the Gulf of Thailand and rarely makes its way onto most tourists’ itineraries. We’re in Nakhon for one reason: to eat unadulterated southern Thai food. The food of the South is vastly different from that of the rest of the country. It relies heavily on turmeric, coconut and the bounty of the sea and is by far the spiciest of all of Thailand’s regional cuisines.
by Susan Hellauer
On a hike, or on your land, you see a tiny fawn curled up in the tall grass, mother nowhere in sight.
You approach, eager to help the helpless creature. But you just put it in mortal danger.
by Jen Laird White, Mayor of Nyack
Published June 2. Updated June 9 — On Thurs June 1 Nyack received an unexpected visitor who roamed the north part of the Hudson river village from early afternoon through nightfall. A small black bear wandered peacefully through backyards and residential streets while the Orangetown Police Department helped residents keep a respectful distance. Here’s the Facebook post from Nyack Mayor Jen Laird White about how the incident ended last night. Peacefully, albeit with a big thump as the sedated bear fell out of a tree behind a home on Hart Place: