Mary Lovera's Blog Posts

Dont Go It Alone When Selling Your House

Putting your home up for sale can elicit a myriad of emotions from you and your spouse -- everything from excitement and anticipation to fear and sadness. It's only natural to feel a mixture of

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Psychological Strategies For Selling Your Home Faster

There are a lot of factors that can cause one house to sell quickly, while others in the neighborhood languish on the market for months.In many cases, homes are scooped up because of a desirable

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Another New Eatery In Chestnut Ridge Is SOUTHBOUND BBQ

If you like Barbeque, and I mean real, smoked Barbeque, then you’ll love SOUTHBOUND BBQ, Chestnut Ridge’s new Southern Style Food & Beverage Company. The menu is simple, yet exotic serving

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Serenity And Privacy On Conservation Easement At Ronwood In Chestnut Ridge

If you’re looking for a peaceful place to call home, look no further.  12 Ronwood Road in Chestnut Ridge is just the home for you.  Built in 1998 on 3.45 acres, this 3092 sq. ft.

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Affordable Hudson Riverfront Living In Nyack And Piermont

Have you ever wanted to live on the Hudson River, but you didn’t think it was affordable?  Well, now just may be your chance.  At the moment, there are at least two properties being

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Nyack Park Conservancy Fundraiserback To The 80s Fundraiser

Last night the Nyack Park Conservancy sponsored a Back to the 80’s party at Prohibition River restaurant on Main Street in Nyack , and it was beyond all my expectations in terns of fun.There was

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Harvest Moon French Bread And Brick Oven Pizza Puts Chestnut Ridge On The Map

Who would have thought that the sleepy Village of Chestnut Ridge would be the place to go when searching for authentic artisan Brick Oven Italian Pizza and French baguettes, batards, and boules?

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Shadowcliff In Upper Nyack

I am very proud to announce that I am listing the  Shadowcliff Estate in Upper Nyack. Shadowcliff has been the home of the Fellowship of Reconciliation  for many years, and will be sorely

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Relax By The Fireplace

Hang out with your family or a good book in front of the fireplace this winter at my listing at 226 Foss ave in Upper Nyack.   Simple and beautiful, this unique home is set on .73 acre and

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Some Holiday Events In NYack

With the holidays approaching here are a couple of venues for the whole family to enjoy. Come enjoy Rockland's beloved Messiah Sing on Sun Dec 4 at 4pm at Grace Church in Nyack. You can sing as part

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Thanksgiving At Local Nyack Restaurants

Many people either don’t feel like cooking on Thanksgiving Day or don’t have family and friends in the area.  There are alternatives to celebrating Thanksgiving. You can still enjoy a

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Open Houses In Tappan This Frightful Weekend

Step out this weekend and see a few openhouses in Rockland County, specifically this beautiful New Construction home in Tappan, New York.   Recent Price Reduction! Stop by this Sunday, October

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Tuesday Is PRIMARY DAY In Rockland County So GET OUT AND VOTE

Tuesday is Primary Day in Rockland County.  If you’re a registered voter and live in the Towns of Orangetown or Ramapo, it is very important that you get out and vote.  Encourage family

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Help People To People In Nanuet Send Children Back To School With Dignity

Once again,  People to People has a wonderful program called Back to School With Dignity  to support local school age children achieve success in school this year. Here’s what you need

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New Restaurant In Piermont

A few weeks ago I wrote about the closing of Portofino’s Cafe in Piermont which had been one of our favorite restaurants in the area. Its great food and relaxed, vacation like atmosphere never

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Nyack Marina Now Open For Business

While walking my dog this morning along the Hudson River we ended up at the newly renovated Nyack Marina.It is now open for business  for the 2016 season!   Several years of being

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Night Life And Live Music In Nyack Piermont And Surrounds

Looking for something to do on these long, summer Friday and Saturday nights?  Look no further….check out some of the venues in Nyack & Piermont and surrounding areas,  grab some grub

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Portofinos Restaurant In Piermont Is Now Closed

Last week someone posted on Facebook that Portofinos, our favorite restaurant which is in Piermont was closing. I told my family about the post and none of them wanted to believe that a place where

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Nyack Park Conservancy Spring Fundraiser At Time Hotel

Please join us at the Time Hotel in Nyack for the Nyack Park Conservancy spring fundraiser. It will be the first event at the hotel, and will be a lot of..

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Pearl Rivers Annual St Patricks Day Parade Will Go On

Sunday, March 20th marks the date for the 54th annual Rockland County St. Patrick’s Day Paradein Pearl River, NY.  According to the official Rockland County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

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Nyack Homeowners Insurance

We all think that we have home insurance, and there is nothing to worry about. If you have lived long enough you have probably learned that this is not the case. There is a whole lot of fine print

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Save The Date For Nyack Park Conservancy Fundraiser

Save the date! Our next fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 21 from 5-7PM at the all new TIME Hotel here in Nyack.This event marks the launch of our campaign to raise funds for a new children's

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Singer Matisyahu Reviews Nancy Blaker Weber  Associate Broker Nyack at Wright Brothers Real Estatehttp://www.nancybweber.com/2016/01/31/matisyahu-reviews-nancy-blaker-weber-associate-

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Pearl Rivers New Consignment Store Is All About RE GENERATION

                                                       

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John Green House In Nyack A New Life

With the onslaught of developers in Rockland County there is one happy story to tell about preservation of our past. Nyack’s historic Green house has been saved from destruction thanks to the hard

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Nyack Boot Camp

There is a new sheriff in fitness town. The sheriff’s name is Beth Chamberlain and her word is law at Nyack Boot Camp. Since May, I have been working out at Nyack Boot Camp with Beth and her

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Nyack Holiday Window Project

What to do with empty storefronts that is the question.The Village of Nyack came up with a an interesting answer to this age old question. With the help of sponsors and some willing landlords, the

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Christmas Tree Lighting In Downtown Nyack

It’s that special time of year again.celebration as Nyack Celebrate as the Nyack Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual “Holiday Lights of Nyack” event on Saturday Dec. 5 from 4-6 p.m. at the

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Cho Cho San In Nanuet Has Sushi To Rave About

If you like sushi, you absolutely must try Cho Cho San in Nanuet.  Having been situated in a small restaurant at the Crossroads on Middletown Road in Nanuet for many years, Cho Cho San

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Holiday Showings In Nyack

I have recently had a client request that their Nyack home not be shown during Thankgiving week.I thought about this and as Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays I understood the urge not

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Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Is Here

 Take heart as  we approach winterHudson Valley Restaurant week is here.  What better way to celebrate the culture of the Hudson Valley than through its myriad restaurants.  Mark

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Voting In Nyack

Tomorrow Tuesday November 3 is election Day. Yes kids love it as a day off from school, but it is a serious day where we adult citizens exercise our right to vote . We vote for the people that 

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Time Nyack New Kid On The Block

We have a new addition to the Nyack Community, and its name is TIME Nyack.  This new hotel will contain  133-rooms.  It is four-stories, and is situated  at the entrance  to

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Open House Today At The Dickey House In Nyack

Come see one of the most majestic homes in Nyack today from 1-3 at 16 First Avenue in Nyack. Since the middle of the 19th century, the William Dickey House has been the centerpiece of what many

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Open House In Upper Nyack Sunday 1 To 3

Located on a quiet lane, this comfortable house features features a cook's eat-in kitchen with huge Wolf cooktop, double ovens, farmhouse sink

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DSZ Barbers New Kids On The Block

There is a relatively new business in town.  It is called D.S.Z. Barbers. At this moment I am not sure what the the letters stand for, but ask when you drop in for a really pampered haircut and

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Nyack Homeowners Can Save On Heating And Cooling Bills

Like all of us I found myself thinking about how to save money. After searching online I saw many articles about saving money on your utility bill.You can absolutely  save money on your heating

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Piermont Victorian With Hudson River Views Offers Peaceful Refuge Opportunity

Picture yourself watching the sunrise from bed, enjoying your coffee with sparkling sunlight on the water, or enjoying a stunning full moon reflected off the Hudson, while sipping a glass of wine

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Nyack Street Fair Is Coming

Mark your calendars, Iphones, or Androids! Nyack’s SeptemberFest Street Fair is coming 9/13 Sunday. The street fair includes live music, fine crafts and jewelry, art and photography and handmade

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Yoga Is Hot Or Not In Nyack And The Surrounding Areas

Whether you’re into Zen meditation, improving your flexibility and longevity, or just into being fit, Yoga can be your exercise of choice. Having dabbled in “doing” yoga several times

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Pie Lady And Son In Upper Nyack

If you are a pie person  there is a wonderful bakery in Upper Nyack that will absolutely rock your world. It was originally called the Pie Lady and located on Burd Street in downtown Nyack. Now

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Summer Nyack Street Fair

Once again Nyack is playing host to a street fair which will include over 300 booths of arts & crafts, retail & commercial exhibitors, delicious foods, and delightful music in downtown Nyack.

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Nyack 4th July Fireworks In Memorial Park

 Weather permitting Nyack is the place to be  to see dueling fireworks displays fill the sky over the Hudson River. The Village of Nyack will launch their aerial show from the west bank at

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People To People And The Journal News Help The Hungry This Independence Day

Once again, People to People of Rockland in Nanuet has come up with a thoughtful and helpful way to provide food to those in need this July 4th holiday weekend.   They have teamed up

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Friends Of The Nyack

The Friends of the Nyacks is a non-profit organization, established in 1974, dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of life in the Nyacks.The Friends value the richness of our history

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Nyack DPW Head Vic Overton Passes

We lost a piece of Nyack recently with the passing of Vic Overton, the DPW head of operations. I have known Vic since he began working for the Village of Nyack 20 years ago. I had the great pleasure

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Nyack Community Garden

One of the Nyack’s best kept secrets are the 52 plots in the cooperative garden on Franklin Street. The cost for half a plot is $15 and a full plot is $20.Tools,water, and soil are provided y the

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Whats The Future For Nyacks Riverfront Property

Now that the vacant land on Gedney and Main streets in Nyack has been decontaminated and is ready for use, there is a lot of debate about its future.   It is currently owned by a

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Marydell Property In Upper Nyack Hopefully Preserved

The Sisters of our Lady of Christian Doctrine own the 38 acres of prime real estate known as Marydell, which includes a retreat center, two residences, a sprawling meadow and a glorious view of the

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Celebratele The 70th Anniversary Of VE Day

For a truly amusing evening come to the Nyack Library to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of V.E. Day. Co-authors Elizabeth Sayles and Rick Beyer will be there for a lively discussion of their new

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Bear Family Makes Its Home In Desirable Montebello

  Even with taxes being a bit on the higher side in parts of Rockland County, especially in beautiful, desirable Montebello, NY, it hasn’t kept one family from setting up residence in

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Time To Buy In Nyack

If you’re thinking of putting your home on the market, there’s good news from Freddie Mac. The mortgage market giant is predicting 2015 will be a great year for home sales.“Between now and the

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Nyack Farmers Market Reopens For Spring

Finally spring has sprung, and one of the sure signs of spring is next Thursday. The Nyack Farmers' Market is kicking off its outdoor season. Market day features an early Spring harvest from

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Summer Camps In The Nyack Area

Now that spring is here parents will start to think about summer and what their kids will do to fill those long summer days. You may decide to take a family vacation  or you may investigate

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Learn To Sail At Nyack Boat Club This Summer

Each year, the Nyack Boat Club offers an 8 week LEARN TO SAIL program to Adults who would like to hone their sailing skills.  If you would like to be fortunate enough to participate in

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Didier Dumas Reopens In Nyack

This Thursday, after eight months of renovations, Didier will reopen his incredible eatery. We are thrilled to have him back. His blueberry muffins are an addiction.  Didier had to close when

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Three Children Need You To Take Nyacks Annual Penguin Plunge

It's the dead of winter and you’re looking for something to do.  Here’s a great opportunity to support three beautiful, local children who suffer from serious childhood illnesses. 

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Frozen Pipe In Nyack

As we endure one of the coldest winters in recent memory it is important to take steps to prevent your pipes from freezing. I just went through the experience, and it is not pretty. We woke up about

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Public Service Commission To Hear Rockland Water Coalition Monday In Blauvelt

Rockland residents are well aware that for several years now, United Water, our primary water supplier, has wanted to build a desalination plant along the Hudson River in Haverstraw.  There

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Nyack Tree Lighting

One of my favorite Nyack traditions occurs this weekend . This Saturday 12/6 we are  ushering in the holidays with seasonal music, hot chocolate and special holiday readings from 4-6pm at

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People To Peoples Project Joy Gives Rockland Hope

 There is nothing that can bring more joy to a child than to receive that special gift during the Holidays.  People To People of Rockland County provides a wonderful opportunity for

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Nyack Halloween Parade Today

The Nyack Halloween parade is finally here. As many of you know in preparation for Halloween the High School and Middle School kids paint the store windows with their creations - see photo. This

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Green Meadows Annual FallFair In ChestnutRidge This Weekend

One of Rockland County’s best events of the season is happening in Chestnut Ridge tomorrow, Saturday,  October 11th as the Green Meadow Waldorf School hosts its Annual Fall Fair. 

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Nyack Halloween Parade A Nyack Tradition For 27 Years

A Nyack tradition for 27 years  the Nyack Halloween Parade will be held on Saturday October 25. Only rivaled by the Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village  this is an event not to be missed

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2013 Nyack High School Graduating Class

In the graduating class of Nyack High School of 2013 there were 180 graduates. 94% of the class enrolled in post-secondary education. Three students received National Merit Scholarship letters of

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CRUCIAL WARD VOTE In Chestnut Ridge Ramapo Tuesday

If you are a resident of Ramapo, including residents of Chestnut Ridge, Suffern, Airmont, Montebello, Spring Valley, Monsey, and Pomona to name a few, you definitely need to get out and vote on

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Broadway Bistro A New Restaurant In Nyack

A new restaurant recently opened in downtown Nyack . Broadway Bistro is 5 minutes from Riverton in Upper Nyack, and is well worth the visit.  The menu is varied.  I had a pear salad and

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The Nyack Park Conservancy Celebration

Almost forgot the most important thing in my previous Blog about the Nyack Park Conservancy event on September 20 from 5-7. You can go to the Nyack Park Conservancy website at www

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Nyack Annual Park Conservancy Cocktail Party

As President of the Nyack Park Conservancy I would like to invite you to join the Nyack community  for an evening on the banks of the Hudson River to celebrate and support the Nyack Park

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Donate School Supplies To Rocklands People To People

If you haven’t already heard about People to People’s wonderful program called Back to School With Dignity, here’s what you need to know.  Since 1994, the non-profit organization

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Nyack Park Conservancy Fundraiser

Mark September 20 in your calendars.  Join the Nyack Park Conservancy for an evening of cocktails and community on the banks of the Hudson River. The Nyack Park Conservancy is involved in the

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Hudson Riverfront Dining In Rockland Countys Hot Spots

Summertime means long, lazy evenings of dining and relaxing outside and where better to do it than near the waterfront.  Rockland County is fortunate to be flanked to the east by the mighty

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Nanuet Sporting Goods Store Closing Out This Summer

If you know Rockland County, you know Cleats 'n Sneaks in Nanuet, the best sporting goods store in the world!  This establishment has been around for five decades serving local teams,,

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New Equipment Is Ordered For Nyack Memorial Park

Good news! With funding from the Nyack Park Conservancy, the Village has ordered all the new equipment for the playground and expects to begin site preparation and installation in the coming weeks.

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Nyack Lumber The Place To Shop

We have been thinking about adding a proper master bedroom and enlarging our kitchen for a few years now, and recently decided to take the plunge. We called in about 3 contractors to get.

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How To Say NO To United Waters Surcharge

If you are against United Water’s highly controversial proposed desalination plant, there are still opportunities for you to voice your opinions.   Tonight, at Orangetown's Town Hall

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Nyack Summer Camps

It’s that time of the year again where parents with young children have to figure out what their kids are doing this summer. Thankfully for parents in Rockland County there are many choices in

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Ticks In Rockland Are Likely To Have Lyme

Just a few weeks ago, I took advantage of one of those warm, springlike days and did some needed spring cleanup in my flower beds in Chestnut Ridge.  The next morning, I discovered a tick

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American Bulldog Coffee Roaster Thrives In Chestnut Ridge

Looking for an exceptional cup of coffee in Rockland County?  Then you definitely must stop in at the American Bulldog Coffee Roaster in Chestnut Ridge to try a cup of Espresso, Café

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Day Trip From Nyack To The Piers For Home Design Show

Show Dates and Location March 20-23, 2014 PIER 94, 55th Street at 12th Avenue, NYC If you enjoy home shows where you can browse and see all kinds of cool stuff for the home- you must

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Pearl Rivers Annual Model Train Show Attracts Enthusiasts

Come one, come all to the 24th Annual Model Train Show in Pearl River for the next two weekends.  Once again, the Bergen County Model Railroad Club has geared up with the Pearl River

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Welcome The Green Desk To Nyack Village Hall

We have a new addition in village hall. It goes by the name Green Desk. The Green Desk will create a Green Policy Task Force and develop a Green Village Action Plan by the end of the year. The

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Fine Dining In Nyack And The Hudson Valley

Take heart spring and Hudson Valley Restaurant week are just around the corner.  What better way to celebrate the culture of the Hudson Valley than through its myriad restaurants.  Mark

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One More Time In Rockland County

Hopefully with today's snowstorm we will not lose power in Rockland County, but in case we do and you are going to use a generator please remember the following points . Before installing a

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Nyack Community Garden Show

Mark your calendars or your iPhones  -  the Garden Club of Nyack’s annual Flower Show is  March 29 2014! The location is the Nyack Elementary School  at 336 North Broadway

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Nyack Farmers Market Will Now Be Open Saturdays

Great news the Nyack Farmer's Market will now be here in Nyack on both Thursdays and Saturdays starting this summer. This is a no brainer. People who work 9-5 were not able to shop on Thursdays as

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More POTHOLES Than Usual In Rockland This Winter

Is it me or does it seems like there are many more potholes in the local roads and highways in Rockland County than usual this winter?  It appears that everywhere you go,  from Suffern to

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2014 New Years Eve Fireworks In Nyack

2014 New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Nyack are the place to ring in the New Year.  If you looking for a wonderful place to celebrate the New Year I would suggest Nyack’s Memorial Park as the

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Great Auto Mechanic In Nyack

There is a truly great auto mechanic in Nyack. His name is Kevin, and his shop is called Kevin’s Ace Repairs.  Actually I have never asked him where the Ace comes from. Will have to inquire

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Nyack Skatepark Getting Closer

On Saturday night the Nyack Park Conservancy hosted the Deckade fundraiser. To help collect money to build a local skate park we charged between $50-$100 for admission and inside had a silent

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New Playground In Nyack Memorial Park

On Monday the Nyack DPW will be removing the old playground in Memorial Park so that the necessary site work can be done for the new and improved playground. We are looking at a spring 2014 grand

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Bring Joy This Holiday Through PeopleToPeople In Nyack

There is nothing that can bring more joy to a child than to receive that special gift during the Holidays.  People To People of Rockland County provides a wonderful opportunity for gift

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Nyack Farmers Market Moves Indoors

Nyack’s WINTER Farmers’ Market is now a yearlong event. The Nyack Chamber of Commerce and Nyack Center are working together to move the Market  INDOORS on Dec. 5.  The final OUTDOOR

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Is It Dressing Or Stuffing This Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is next week and cooks everywhere are beginning to prepare for the annual feast of abundance and gratitude.  Mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, roasted root vegetables, creamed

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Nyack Needs A Skatepark DECKADE Benefit

Nyack's in need of a public skatepark, and in an effort to raise much needed money, the local organization is holding a fundraiser on Dec.7th 7-9pm at the Nyack Fencing Academy, located at 40

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Many New Polling Places In Rockland For Election2013

It’s obvious by the number of campaign signs, ads, emails, and chatter that we have a very important election in Rockland County this Tuesday, November 5, but is it obvious that many of our

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Nyack Students Paint Halloween On Store Front Windows

Every year at this time, not only does Nyack host the great Halloween Parade, it also adorns itself with the artistic endeavors of many of its middle & high school students in the form of

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Nyack School Referendum Passes

Well the voters have spoken, and the School Bond Referendum Bond has passed. Very powerful emotions and complicated issues made this election one where word of mouth and the internet both insured

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Whats In Apple Pie In Nyack

Autumn is in its full glory throughout Rockland County with bursts of orange, yellow, gold, and green radiating through the soft, sensual sunlight only present this time of the year.  With

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Nyack Natve At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

The whole family made a trip into the city to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. First I must say that I  was shocked that the little metal buttons that you always received as a sign

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Casa Del Mare In Upper Nyack

My daughter had a couple of friends sleep over the other night, and we had to decide what to do for dinner. Like all kids my daughter suggested ordering pizza, and eating at home. We agreed, but

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Nyack Skatepark Committee To Make Final Recommendation

The skatepark committee will be making the final recommendation for top company choice at this Thursdays Village Board Workshop meeting... 6:30pm... all are welcome... The companies were carefully

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Back To School Night For Parents At The Nyack Middle School

Last night was Back to School Night at the Nyack Middle School. There were cookies in the hallway for tired parents, and the excitement  was contagious. We  got to see first hand how

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Nyack Barber Shop

From time to time I like to highlight a village merchant that for me exemplifies the joy of being part of a close knit community such as Nyack. My husband and many of our friends have talked about

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Polling Places In Nyack

It’s that time of year again. The political campaigns are underway. Here in Nyack lawn signs are beginning to pop up in yards, mailings are showing up in our mailboxes, and people are beginning

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Nyacks Farmers Market Has Produce Worth Preserving

It’s that time of year again when all the fruits and vegetables of the season are ripening and ready to can and preserve.  And we are lucky enough to live in an area that has local’

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Nyack Cheesecake Wins Blue Ribbons At State Fair

Lisa Dosch of Nyack loves to bake cheesecakes and she’s so good at it that she recently won not one, but two blue ribbons at the NJ State Fair!  Her creamy delicacies placed first in both

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Sprinklers In Nyack Memorial Woking Again

According to Jim Politi, Nyack Village Administrator  our recreational sprinklers are now operational. It was very unfortunate that a broken part took the sprinklers offline for most of the

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Star Exemption And The Nyack Homeowner

Here's a little something for all you Nyack homeowners out there. New legislation has been passed that requires you to register with the New York State Tax Department in order to maintain

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Whats Happening Along Route 45 In Chestnut Ridge

Recently, residents of the Village of Chestnut Ridge have seen a lot of road construction along Route 45 from Spring Valley south to Montvale.  Being the curious resident that I am, I

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Nyack First Friday

Building on the great response to the First Friday the Nyack Art Collective will be at it again this Friday. For the 2nd First Friday there will be art openings, film screenings, and music at the

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Nanuets Growler And Gill Host Beer Festival Again

Everybody loves beer, especially if its hand crafted or imported.  And locals will once again have their chance to taste the best the Lower Hudson Valley has to offer at Growler & Gill

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How Good For Rockland Residents Is Hudson Water

I continue to write Blogs about the latest on United Water’s proposed desalination plant in Haverstraw to keep interested parties aware.  Well, this latest is enough to turn your.

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Nyack Wins

Well it’s official – the Village of Nyack downtown is about to get a jolt of color. The announcement this past Monday that Nyack had received enough votes to win the Benjamin Moore “Main

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HBO Coming To Nyack

It looks like Nyack will be a location for a new HBO series called “The Leftovers”. The story is based on the best-selling novel by Tom Perrotta. Interesting story where 2 percent of the

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Nyack Park Conservancy Big Success

When Nyack Park Conservancy founders  Mayor Jen White and Bert Hughes asked me to take over as President of The Conservancy, I never dreamed we would have a Hollywood ending. At our

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Do You Hear Cicadas Where You Live In Nack

When you hear them, you know!  The cicadas are here! Their humming, buzzing, annoying, continuous noise is astounding.  The sound fills the air more than traffic on the bridge!

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Nyack Park Conservancy Fundraiser June 8

The Nyack Park Conservancy is a not for profit organization (501c3) formed in 2008 to raise funds to bring to life the vision for revitalization of the parks owned by the Village of Nyack,

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Nyack Says Goodbye To Stop And Shop

It is with heavy heart and a wistful sigh that I write about the loss of a local commercial establishment that we will all surely miss. Our local Stop and Shop is closing and they have already

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Nyack May Get A Fresh Coat Of Paint

The Village of Nyack downtown business district is in the running for a fresh coat of paint. Over 100 cities and villages are competing in Benjamin Moore’s “Main Street Matters” contest. It

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Watch the Tappanzee Bridge Construction From Viewpoint Nyack

Another update on the Tappan Zee Bridge….and public suggestion opportunity….. With bridge construction just around the corner, wouldn’t it be great if residents of and visitors

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What Do You Do When You Turn 50

If you thought it would never arrive, as I have, well, think again.  Spring is here and so is my birthday.  But it’s not just any birthday….it’s my 50th!  It is

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Art in New York Dinner in Nyack

Well the kids are in Florida for the break, and my husband and myself spent the day in New York city at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We had wanted to see the William Eggleston show, and it did

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South Nyack and Upper Nyack Election Results

Elections were held yesterday March 19 in the Village of South Nyack, Village of Upper Nyack, and Grandview. South Nyack residents elected Bonnie Christian as mayor for a two year term beginning

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Should the Tappan Zee Bridge Have Commercial Sponsorship

I read in the newspaper that authorities may consider allowing corporations to buy naming rights to the new Tappan Zee Bridge which in effect translates into a savings on taxes and most importantly,

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Skateboarding in Nyack at Memorial Park

Nyack’s Village Hall was packed on Feb 28. What issue attracted so many you might ask. Well it wasn’t to complain about anything, but they were there to voice their support for a  

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ONE CALL to Stand Up Against Desalination Plant

As many of you know, Suez, the French multi-national company that owns United Water is working very hard to build a desalination plant in Haverstraw.  However, research shows we do not only not

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Penguin Plunge at Nyack Memorial Park

The sixth annual Penguin Plunge is set for Sunday, March 3, from 12n-2p at Nyack’s Memorial Park. This year, the event will raise funds for Isabella Ruggiero of Harrington Park, NJ and Max and

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Dining at Baumgarts in Nyack

I Just wanted to say kudos to Baumgarts in Nyack for our incredible meal  and  its presentation as well.  The restaurant was a little uneven in the beginning as it tried  to find

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Millions Mapped Our New Best Real Estate App

We are proud to introduce the hottest thing in real estate technology:  Millions Mapped, our website’s new application for mobile devices such as ipads, tablets, or smart phones.  It

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Replenish Blood Bank at Drives in Nyack Nanuet

  As I was reading the local news, it came to my attention that our local blood banks’ supplies seem to be running low.  Experts attribute the low stores to the recent winter storms

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Eating Healthy Local Organic Food in Rockland County

Nowadays, people seem to be more conscious of what they are putting into their bodies.  The old saying, “We are what we eat” has never been truer.  More and more genetically

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Palisades and Tappan Libraries Renovate

Exciting news -  Palisades Free Library and the Tappan Library are beginning major expansions in the next couple of months. Director Maria Gagliardi said the $350,000 project at the Palisades

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Nyack Arts Club Meeting on Wed Jan 31

On Wed., Jan. 30, from 7-8:30 pm the Nyack Art Club will meet at the Nyack library. The meeting is open and free to the public. The art club was the brain child of Vincent’s Ear, Nyack’s

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Nyack Residents Watch ROSA and Rockland Water Coalition

Being a resident of Chestnut Ridge, I’m concerned with what is happening in the Town of Ramapo as well as all of Rockland County. Nyack residents should be too.  Here’s what’s

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Palisades NY Shakespeare Theater

This weekend in Palisades there is a performance not to be missed by the Knaves of the Children’s Shakespeare Theater in Palisades.The play is Comedy of Errors, and will be performed by the

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No Cliff Means More MONEY in Nyack Pockets

Congress’ action to not allow us to fall off the hypothetical “fiscal cliff” is one that will definitely affect residents of Nyack, but anyone buying and selling properties no

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Piermont Restaurant Portofino Reopens In Time For Holidays

Last night was the official re-opening of Portofino, one of Piermont’s premier restaurants… And what a full house it was!  After suffering much damage and destruction due to

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Lentil Soup Made With LOVEra in Nyack

Since my good friend, Paul, posted his recipe for Chicken Marsala a few weeks ago, I’ve been dying to offer up some of my favorite recipes as well.  And when another friend, Don, asked me

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Why Lights Shine Brightly on Nyacks Christmas Tree

The darkest days of winter will soon be upon us as December 2012 arrives, but not so dark in Nyack’s village center.  Last night the Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual tree lighting

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Nyack Streetscape Complete In Two Years

Well the two year Nyack Street Improvement plan was finally completed this past Friday. Red crosswalks were laid on Main Street between Broadway and Franklin. These crosswalks are created by a

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Alains Restaurant in Nyack

Last night I got together with a group of friends and headed up Main St in Nyack, passing through the gateway to the Village to Alains Restaurant. Housed in a non descript strip mall is an

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Nyack Upcoming Holiday Events

I just wanted to share the following upcoming holiday events that will be happening in Nyack in the coming days. ·         The Nyack Chamber of

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Sandy Woodpiles-Refuse in Chestnut Ridge and Piermont

I was driving north the other day on Rt. 306, otherwise known as Saddle River Road, in Chestnut Ridge, and almost came to a screeching halt when I looked over toward the Town of Ramapo pool area.

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Remember Its Restaurant Week In Nyack and Piermont

For those of you who love to dine out, you have one more week to try that restaurant you’ve been wondering about and not break the bank.  From November 5 – 18, many restaurants in

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Another storm at Nyacks door

Here we go again!  Another storm at our door...or should I say at our shore? Just a few days after Rockland County was declared a disaster area, we are bracing for another storm...this time

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Does Rockland Really Need a Desalination Plant

I’ve been following this story for quite some time.  It seems that United Water, which is owned by Suez, a French company, has done studies and feels that residents in Rockland and Bergen

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Piermont Restaurants Compete with Piermont Real Estate

Known for it's proximity to the Hudson River, Piermont offers some of the most valuable real estate in the county. It is also home to a host of amazing restaurants that offer a variety of cuisines

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Harbors Cafe Haverstraw NY

Good evening everybody!  How are you today? I think this blog is long overdue. Sometimes you forget how good something is until you don't have it anymore and after a week in Florida

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Haverstraw Streetscape Public Meeting

Good evening everybody, how are you? Just got word that the Haverstraw Streetscape project got a new set of wings! Come to the public meeting and show your support and give your input and ideas,

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Trey Anastasio Phish House For Sale

Good morning everybody! Just wanted to let everyone know that the lead man of the immortal rock band Phish, has listed his house for sale in Snedens Landing on Lawrence Lane for for $2.95 million.

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Harbors at Haverstraw Riverfront Condo

Follow me @harborsbroker  www.twitter.com/harborsbroker  & on #FB www.facebook.com/harbors.broker Good afternoon everybody!  How are you today?  And here is your

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New York Jets Playoff Scenarios

Good morning everybody! How are you today? Its hard to believe that we are all ready a week removed from the Christmas Eve day battle between the New York football Giants and the New York Jets.

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Harbors at Haverstraw Real Estate

Follow me  on Twitter @harborsbroker   Good afternoon everybody!  How are you today?  And here is your December update for all things real estate related at The Harbors at

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The Harbors at Haverstraw November Update

Follow me  on Twitter @harborsbroker  Good afternoon everybody!  How are you today?  And here is your November update for all things real estate related at The Harbors at

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Bella Rose Cafe Haverstraw

Good afternoon everybody!  How are you today? A rose is blooming in the heart of the Village of Haverstraw.  That was the easy cliche to start off with but, that phrase is truly fitting

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Harbors at Haverstraw October Update

Follow me @harborsbroker  Good afternoon everybody!  How are you today? Well, now that the Parkside building is nearing completion & over 50% occupancy, its time to start thinking

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Pilates and Piloxing Classes in Blauvelt NY

Good afternoon readers! I would like to tell you about a new, exciting pilates studio which has jsut opened up in Blauvelt, NY - just off route 303!  Kim Woolley (my sister-in-law) and her

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Nyack My Buddy N Me Costume Contest

One of Nyack's cutest shops, My Buddy-N-Me Wellness Center (mybuddynme@me.com) 845-535-3135, is sponsoring a Halloween Dog Costume Contest on Saturday, October 22nd at 3:00 pm at Riverspace

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Enjoy Nyack Halloween Parade

Nyack will have its 24th annual Halloween Parade (the biggest Halloween Parade outside of New York City) on Saturday, October 22nd. 2011 (rain date Sunday October 24).  There will be five

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Occupy Nyack Today

Good morning everybody!  How are you today? Just wanted to let you know that the hysteria that has become Occupy Wall St. or as my Tweeps know #OccupyWallSt will be hitting the streets of

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Nyack Street Fair Today

Good morning everybody!  Howa re you today?  Just giving you a reminder that today is the famous Nyack Street Fair and it is glorious outside.  If you want a piece of American pie or

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Tappan Home on Bauer Street for sale

I have a wonderful new listing located at 51 Bauer Street in Tappan, New York!  This home is MLS #516314. This home features NEW kitchen with GE Stainless Steel appliances, granite&

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Benefit for Police Officer in Blauvelt

This is the code 10-13, Officer needs Assistance.   The Orangetown Police Benevolent Association of Rockland County, New York is holding a benefit for Officer Michael Sullivan on Saturday,

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Harbors at Haverstraw

Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? Thanks for checking in, as always, every 4th Monday of the month is my Harbors update. And here is your September update for all things real estate

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South Nyack Open House Today

Good morning - Wanted to make sure everyone knows that there will be an open house today, Sunday September 25th, at 7 Elizabeth Place in South Nyack.  This open house will take place from 1pm

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Piermont Apple Festival tomorrow

We are looking forward to the Blauvelt Lions Club Annual Apple Festival held in Piermont.  It will be held on Sunday, September 25, from 10am until 5pm.  Rain date is October 3rd. This is

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Tappan Nam Knights Picnic

The Hudson Valley Chapter of the Nam Knights of America is holding their 12th annual Family Benefit Picnic today at the German Masonic Fairgrounds at 89 Western Highway, in Tappan, New York, 10983.

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Nyack Septemberfest This Sunday

This Sunday, September 25th will be the annual Nyack Septemberfest. Held rain or shine from 9-5 there will be something for everybody. Crafts,children's activities, jewelry,live music and food.

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Baumgarts in Nyack

Finally after years of waiting Baumgarts has opened it's Nyack location. I have been going to the Englewood resturant for over 20 years so this is particuarly good news for me. I have probably

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Haverstraw Real Estate Today

Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? Ok, from here on out, every 3rd Monday of the month I will be posting all the residential real estate listings here in the Village of Haverstraw.  

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The Harbors at Haverstraw

Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? And here is your August update for all things real estate related here at The Harbors at Haverstraw. 6 New Listings! 6 Lagoon Lane - $695,000 28

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Ok Irene bring it on Nyack is ready

The early part of Hurricane Irene is just now being felt by those in the Hudson River town areas of Nyack, Grandview, Piermont, Palisades. We are ready for you Irene! Rockland County has

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RCC offers free Home Energy Workshop in Suffern

Rockland Community College is holding a free Home Energy Workshop, presented by RenewRockland.org and sponsored by C. Scott Vanderhoef, County Executive and Americorps Rockland County. The

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RCC in Suffern Offers Free Home Energy Workshop

Rockland Community College is offering a free home energy workshop on Thursday, August 18th, from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm. This workshop will be located in The Technology Center Ellipse Room, 145

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Harbors at Haverstraw July Real Estate Update

Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? And here is your monthly update for all things real estate related here at The Harbors at Haverstraw. 1 New Listing - 3205 Leeward - $300,000 2

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Anita and Belinda Bell of Grandview write Book

Anita Bell and her daughter, Belinda Bell were inspired to write their new book 'Twas Ever after many happy years of bedtime stories. The cover photos of this book were shot by Jonathan Bell,

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Annual Piermont Bastille Day Celebration in July

Piermont will be holding their annual Bastille Day Celebration on Saturday, July 9th, 2011 from 12:00 noon until 10:00 pm. Piermont Avenue will be open for pedestrian traffic only during this.

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The Harbors at Haverstraw June Update

Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? And here is your monthly update for all things real estate related here at The Harbors at Haverstraw. 5 New Listings - 1 Harbor Pointe Drive - $599

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Piermont Dog Run for Dogs

Finally, there is a place to play for dogs and their owners, The Piermont Dog Run! This fenced doggie play land is located just inside the gate to the Piermont Pier Road, on the right hand side,

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Pearl River Golf Course gets new restaurant

The Orangetown Municipal Golf Course in Pearl River has a new restaurant: Emmett's Castle at Blue Hill! I had lunch there today, what a pleasure and what a view! This restaurant is being run by

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Hi Tor Shelter in Pomona Needs You

Hi-Tor Animal Shelter in Pomona, NY is Rockland County's only animal shelter. They receive many animals every day, including rabbits, dogs, cats, guinea pigs, etc. Due to a recent feline

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Haverstraw Harvest Farmers Market Week Two

Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? Opening Day at the Market was a huge success! Perez Market Farms is back this week! They will bring the tamales, breakfast burritos, salsa and

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Dancing Under the Stars Tonight

Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? Tonight is a celebration for all things Haverstraw, that's right, its time to break out those dancing shoes and maracas because its time to Dance

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Taste of Nyack Tonight

Tonight you can try some of Nyack’s restaurants finest cuisine if you buy a ticket for Taste of Nyack. Thirteen of Nyack’s restaurants are participating. Participating restaurants include

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Harbors at Haverstraw Completing the Promenade

Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? On this chilly Saturday afternoon I have very exciting news to report. The promenade that encompasses the Harbors at Haverstraw is being

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Haverstraw Harvest Farmers Market

Good afternoon everybody! How are you? Its that time of the year again, when neighbors unite and head down to the corner of New Main and Maple for the Haverstraw Harvest Farmers Market where you

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Learn To Row Day This Saturday

Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? I just wanted to let everybody know of another great even, this Saturday June 4th throughout the entire day, the North Rockland Rowing Club will be

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Hike Hi Tor Mountain This Saturday

Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? If you are like me and appreciate nature and live in Rockland, you probably are familiar with Hi-Tor Mountain, the highest peak in the County. If

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Harbors at Haverstraw May Real Estate Update

Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? And here is your monthly update for all things real estate related here at The Harbors at Haverstraw. Closed 16 Leeward - 3 bed/3.2 bath/2407

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Nyack African American Day Parade May 14

Nyack will be hosting their third annual African American Parade on Saturday, May the 14th beginning at 2pm. The parade starts at North Midland Avenue and Fifth Avenue, at the old Nyack High School

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Nyack Street Fair This Sunday

Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? I just wanted to remind everybody that the Village of Nyack is having its famous street fair this Sunday May 15th from 10-5 rain or shine.

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Nyack Performance by Rockland Symphony Orchestra!

A Nyack, New York performance by Chamber Musicians of the Rockland Symphony Orchestra (Music Director Edward Simons) will take place on Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 at 3 p.m. at the beautiful and serene

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Cinco de Mayo in Haverstraw and Nyack

Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? I just wanted to wish everybody who celebrates Cinco de Mayo, a very happy and joyful day. A quick history lesson, Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexican

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Chase Bank Sparkill One Day Gift

Well, I'm on my way to Chase Bank at 637 Main Street in Sparkill, New York today to open a new checking account - Chase is having a one day special today, May 5th, 2011. You must open a new

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Nyack - what to do this evening!

Hmm, so many nice things to think about today - Listening at home to music composed by American composers David Amram and then Aaron Copland's Concerte Suite Billy the Kid - remarkably talented

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Vilmas Bakery Village of Haverstraw

Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? For years, people have been saying, "Wouldn't it be great if the Village of Haverstraw gets a bakery?" Now, obviously, nothing can replace the

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Nanuet, NY - Windowrama Screen Repair

Because it is Spring and getting warm, we are all opening up our windows and doors to let the nice Spring air through the house! The only disappointing part is when you have holes in your screens -

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Harbors at Haverstraw April Real Estate Update

Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? I just wanted to keep all my readers updated as to all the real estate activity that has transpired over the past month down here at The Harbors at

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Upper Nyack, NY The Pie Lady and Son

If you see one of The Pie Lady & Son's signs on Route 9W in Upper Nyack, just south of Nyack High School, pull into the parking lot and park your car at once! This means that The Pie Lady & Son are

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Orangeburg, New York Clarins Warehouse sale begins 4-28

Orangeburg, New York - Twice a year the warehouse for Clarins Cosmetics has a phenomenal warehouse sale - make sure to get on their email notification list to receive a discount coupon for the first

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The Great American Cleanup Haverstraw Greenway Trail

Good afternoon everybody! How are you today! I just got word about another event that might peak your interest if you care about the quality of life here in the Village of Haverstraw. This

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Farmers Market in Piermont to Open Soon!!

I can't wait for the farmers market in Piermont to open - first day is June 5th, a Sunday. Offered at the market are cut flowers, fruit, vegetables, New York State wine (my personal favorite is

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Nyack Springfest Streetfair Festival

Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? This Sunday, April 17 from 10-5 pm, come up (or down) to the Village of Nyack to see what this amazing river front community is all about. This is

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Haverstraw Bricktown Sprints 2011

Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? This Saturday, April 8th the thrill and excitement of professional crew races will take to the Hudson River in the Village of Haverstraw from 9 am to

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Haverstraw Farmers Market Receives Grant

Good afternoon everybody! How are you today! As Spring is now in its budding stages and you can see the young red buds on the trees of Hi-Tor Mountain overlooking the Village of Haverstraw, its

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From Piermont to Stony Point, Foreclosure Process being Revamped!

A meaningful article in The New York Times today by Davide Streitfeld: If you, or a family member, or a friend have been involved in a foreclosure over the last two years please read this.

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Nyack-A Day Without Shoes

A creative concept has been seized by Nyack store owner Maria Whittingham who owns Maria Luisa and ML Gifts . The second annual “TOMS One Day Without Shoes” event will be held in Nyack on April.

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Nyack Appoints New Superintendent

Dr. James Montesano, the newly selected superintendent of Nyack Public Schools will be formally introduced. A welcome reception will be hosted by Nyack’s Board of Education on Thursday, April 7

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Nyack and Helen Hayes

Helen Hayes a long time resident of Nyack in Rockland County will receive her own stamp later in the month. Ceremonies in Washinton D.C. and in West Havestraw will be held to honor the memory of

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Village of Haverstraw Streetscape Part Deux

Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? On May 11, 2009, I posted the this video on Youtube about Streetscape in the Village of Haverstraw. At that time it appeared that even though the

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Mortgage Rates For Nyack Buyers

30 year mortgage rates rose ever so slightly this week going from 4.87% to 4.88%. Going back a year at this time rates were at 4.95. 15 year mortgage rates stayed exactly the same as last week at 4

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New K-9 Unit for Haverstraw Police

Good afternoon everybody? How are you? Looks like I'm breaking this news before the Journal news. I was just reading the minutes of the last Town of Haverstraw board meeting, which took place

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Orangeburg Blood Drive March 10th

TZHS Spring Blood Drive - Today, Thursday March 10th. Sponsored by the TZHS Senior Class, Orangeburg, NY, and in honor and support of TZ '92 graduate Melissa Dimataris who is battling leukemia

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FHA Changes Coming Will Affect Nyack Home Buyers

You might want to let your clients know that the FHA is changing some of their guidelines. As of April 18, 2011 the FHA will be raising their mortgage insurance premiums. Obviously getting

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Orangeburg, New York - Orangeburg Auto General on Route 303

Just had my Jeep inspected by Orangeburg Auto General yesterday, located at 187 Route 303 in Orangeburg, NY 10962, across the highway from Lowes. They were fast and courteous, there was a

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Orangeburg, New York - Le Gateau Suisse Bakery!

I bet you thought that you could not find a wonderful Swiss Bakery in the Orangetown area - you were wrong! Orangeburg is the home of Le Gateau Suisse, baker of wonderfully rich cakes, breads,,

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Rockland Countys First KItchen Tour

A benefit to help Nyack's own beloved Rivertown Films is coming soon.... You will be able to see and explore kitchens ranging from the ultra-modern, to kitchy , to French Country. The tour is

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Tappan, New York Restaurant - Duke Ocean Grill

Just dined at the Duke Ocean Grill, 37 Route 303, Tappan, NY 10983. FANTASTIC! What a beautiful restaurant - each area is wonderfully designed for dining comfort and fun. All you can east Sushi

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The Village of Haverstraw: Residential Real Estate Update March 2011

Good evening everybody! How are you? I have put together the 17 homes that have sold in the Village of Haverstraw since 9/1/10, exactly six months. First of all, I think that is a very positive

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Happy Dog Gallery in Piermont, NY

Do stop by the Happy Dog Gallery in Piermont to see the very latest pop art creations of Lisa Grubb - you will be pleasantly surprised! Lisa is an internationally known artist who has been compared

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Yoga in the Nyacks

If you are contemplating moving from NYC to Rockland County-specifically the Nyacks and you are wondering about your "Yoga Options"- have no fear...There are many options to choose from. Having

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Casa Del Mare Upper Nyack

I just finished another simple, but great dinner at Casa Del Mare in Upper Nyack. This friendly longtime Rockland County favorite restaurant always feels so welcoming and we always run into friends

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Land Sales in Today's Market, Snedens Pointe

The Rockland County Real Estate market has shown a nice increase in land sales recently. Several parcels in the southern end of the County have sold, and in Snedens Pointe in Palisades 4 more lots

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A Day in the Life of A Rockland County Realtor

One of the benefits of being a Realtor is that one day is definitely not the same as the next. It is very hard to get bored as often happens with many 9-5 jobs. I was just thinking about my day

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River Views In Upper Nyack

I am excited to announce that I have been selected by Riverton and Wilder Balter to represent their project in Upper Nyack. There are three homes already built and sold. Riverton is nestled in

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The Harbors at Haverstraw : Parkside Building for Rent

Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? I took a quick video yesterday (before the rain) of the brand new 110 unit Parkside building down here at The Harbors at Haverstraw. I have to say,

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The Harbors at Haverstraw : September Market Update : Parkside Now Leasing

Good afternoon everybody!!! How are you today? Last month every resident of the Harbors at Haverstraw received a letter from GDC stating that the Parkside building will now be rentals instead of

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