If your weekend plans involve a casual stroll on the Piermont Pier, you can’t miss the towering 21 foot high bonfire at the end of the pier. It’s a Watchfire, a Memorial Day tradition with roots going back to the Revolutionary War.
by Owen Voutsinas-Klose
Go it alone or join a team at Pull With Purpose, a fundraiser for the Nyack Center on Sat Mar 21, sponsored by the River Rowing Association.
Participants compete on rowing machines taking turns with other team members. Last year, the RRA raised $15,000 for the Nyack Center.
Nyack Oct 13 — Summer’s gone, September’s a memory and in a few days it will be Halloween. While you were traveling abroad, lounging on the beach, hob-nobing in the Hamptons or sleeping in during your staycation, you might have missed some good stuff that happened in town. Not to worry: NyackNewsAndViews’ summer interns have got you covered.
Last Spring we put out the call for student interns. From May-August they’ve been hard at work writing features and creating video content about our community. Here’s a review of their work over the last few months in case you’ve missed it.
by Dave Zornow
Tarrytown, May 14 — President Barack Obama came to Tarrytown and invoked the names of three Republican presidents to urge Congress to support infrastructure spending.
“It was Ronald Reagan who said that rebuilding our infrastructure is ‘an investment in tomorrow that we must make today.’ Since when are the Republicans in Congress against Ronald Reagan?” he asked.
by Dave Zornow
Nyack, May 14 — President Barack Obama’s scheduled address today, posing in front of the Tappan Zee Bridge construction site, is being interpreted differently by different groups. But the local gridlock caused by the POTUS visit is only a metaphor for what goes in the nation’s capital every day.
by Cassius Wilkinson
Nyack, Nov 18 — The empty lot next to the condos on Gedney Street has a lot of history associated with it — and not just because a fading sign on the fence mentions a former New York governor and Nyack mayor. Tonight at 7p in the Nyack Center, the NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation will detail plans to remediate more than 100 years of hazardous waste on that site. But first, some background on New York State hazardous waste site, number 3-44-046.
Nyack, Nov 1 — If you’re taking the kids to school, commuting to NYC or crossing the TZB, the National Weather Service says you should expect some unusually strong winds between 8a and 10a on Fri Nov 1. Gusts up to 60 mph are possible.
There’s a family-friendly celebration of cycling this Sunday on the Hudson. The first annual Piermont Bike Festival invites families and friends who enjoy riding bikes together to an on-site Bicycle Expo, Bicycle Challenge, AAA Bike Safety Rodeo, bike tune-ups from 12n-6p at Flywheel Park in Piermont.
by Peter Klose
Learn to Row from the experts at the River Rowing Association mornings or evenings from July 22-26. There are two time frames available during the day to fit into your schedule:
- July 22nd – 26 (Monday-Friday) 7a.m – 9 a.m
- July 22nd – 26 (Monday – Friday) 6:30p.m – 8:30p.m.
by Bill Batson
Extreme weather and wrecking crews have reshaped the corner of Ackerman Place and Gedney Street since this sketch was published in June 2012. The Hook Mountain Yacht Club lost their clubhouse during Hurricane Sandy and this building that once belonged to the boat club’s founder, James Kizer, was demolished last month.
When a previous owner recently wrote to inquire about the sagging structure’s status, we had to inform her of its demise. Here is an update on the state of Kizer’s old boat club and an excerpt from Cheryl McDonald’s letter that now constitutes a eulogy for Kizer’s old barge and barn.