Page 1

Rivertown

Nanuet • Nyack • Piermont •Pearl River • New City • Haverstraw • Spring Valley•Stony Point • Suffern • Tappan

FREE

July, 2014

Celebrate the Fourth close to home From pizza to paella - great local restaurants you’ll love


3


4


5


6


7


8


Part-time Advertising Sales People Wanted

Join the exciting team at Rivertown magazine We’re looking for experienced magazine sales people. Preferably with experience in local publications E-mail resume to pbunton@mac.com

10


11


Contents Rivertown

July, 2014

30

YOU’LL NEVER KNOW WHERE... you’ll find Rivertown. From Rome to Jerusalem. From Aruba to the New York Botanical Gardens.

PAGE 35

34

HEAVEN ON THE HUDSON - Looking for a blissful spot to hang out on a summer’s day? You can’t beat the delightful Hudson Water Club.

35

CLASSICAL GAS - Some fabulous old classic cars will be on display at Nyack’s latest Clasic Car Night.

38

CAN YOU HEAR ME? Hudson Valley Audiology will improve your listening lifestyle.

41

ROCKLAND MILESTONE - The United Way of Rockland County celebrated its 50th anniversary.

42

AGENTS WITH A HEART - The Franchino Agency is a family insurance business that really takes care of its customers.

PAGE 34

44

PIZZA POWER - Agnello’s Coal Burning Brick Oven Pizza in New City is Rockland County’s hidden treasure.

46

CHURCH CELEBRATION - Even a circus showed up when Father Owen Thompson was officially installed at Continued on next page Our cover photo of last year’s fireworks in Nyack was taken by Arnold Roufa, MD

PAGE 46

Note our address! For advertising questions, e-mail us at nyrivertown@aol.com • Send notice of upcoming events to nyrivertown@aol.com • Letters to the Editor can be addressed to editor@rivertownmagazine.com. Otherwise you can send information by regular mail to 5 Edge Water Lane, Haverstraw, NY 10927. Phone: (845) 353-2935. Fax: (845) 353-2501. 12


13


Contents Rivertown

Nyack’s Grace Church.

48

TOP OF THE CLASS - The talented team at Practice Perfect brings passion and concern to tutoring.

50

RESCUING JULIA TWICE - Valley Cottage mom Tina Traster tells the inspiring story of a Russian adoption.

PAGE 54

52

COMPUTER SAVVY - Eagletech Computers in Pearl River is #1 for customer support.

54

MIGHTY MEXICAN - You’ll love the great Spanish and Mexican food you’ll find at Ole’ Ole’ in Suffern.

57

NYACK HISTORY - Horse drawn carts were the street scene in fascinating photos from 100 years ago, on display at Nyack Library.

58

PARTY TIME - Where was Rivertown Exchange last month? Check out who all showed up at the superb Sparkill Steakhouse.

PAGE 60

60

DOWN ON THE FARM - Nyack’s Farmers Market is so popular it’s now expanded to Saturdays - as well as Thursdays.

62

WHISKEY GALORE - The new Whiskey Kitchen has great cuisine and creative drinks you’ll love.

PAGE 62

Happy Fourth of July to all our readers! 14


Ta m i n g Te c h n o l o g y

Corporate Grade

Onsite Computer Service for Business and Home

Speed Up Slow Machines Virus & Spyware Removal Data Recovery ĂƚĂDŝŐƌĂƟŽŶ Backup Systems Networks Servers Wireless Business Systems & Databases ^ŽŌǁĂƌĞ/ŶƐƚĂůůĂƟŽŶƐ dƌŽƵďůĞƐŚŽŽƟŶŐ Repair New Hardware Set Up Websites ^ĞĂƌĐŚŶŐŝŶĞKƉƟŵŝnjĂƟŽŶ PC & MAC

Serving Rockland’s Premiere Businesses for Over 15 Years LEGAL

245 N. MIDLAND AVE, NYACK www.nyackcomputer.com

MEDICAL

DENTAL

845.348.9898 15


Call me crazy... A & N RAPPAPORT LOCK & ALARM INC LOCKS - ALARMS - SAFES SOLD INSTALL - REPAIRED NOEL RAPPAPORT President

31 New Main Street, Haverstraw 845-429-8400

Quality Service Since 1934 Open seven days

96 Main St., Nyack 358-0688 We’re more than just a pharmacy

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES

16

The Hippo Hippo Shake: So there I was the other night sitting in the front row of a packed auditorium watching the county’s latest dance craze, the Rockland Rockettes. Never heard of them, you say. Not surprisingly. They’re a bunch of local gals who like to tap-dance. Did I mention, my wife Candice is one of them? So that’s why I was there. The Rockettes did great – and Candice got a big round of applause. Which made me regret that I’d never become a dancer. When I was a teenager I DID take dancing lessons – but there was only one reason for that. I went to an all-boys school and this was the only way to meet a girl. To hold a girl. And maybe even touch a girl’s hair! OMG. Those were the days. So innocent. In those days, the boys would stand in a corner for hours at a dance talking, smoking or drinking. Watching the girls out of the corners of their eyes. The girls would have to dance with each other. Then about five minutes before the dance ended, the guys would throw away the cigarettes and join the fray. Needless to say, not many of us guys got lucky. Generally speaking the girls went home with the other girls they’d been dancing with all night. The boys?? Well, we just went back to our lonely bedrooms and annoying families. The trouble is that, despite all those lessons in the waltz, the quickstep and the jive (how quaint), I danced like one of Disney’s Hippos in Fantasia. When I met Candice, I discovered a woman who not only loved dancing, but she was very good at it. Before our wedding, we took a speed course in doing just ONE dance. Candice glided around the floor. I galumphed around like those poor hippos. Now I’m determined to take lessons

again. The other day I heard from a longlost cousin who told me that she was a dancing champion back in Britain. She even knew Len Goodman of Dancing with the Stars. So there must be some dancing talent in my blood. I’m going to take up lessons again. Forget the Rockland Rockettes, here comes the Haverstraw Hippo. What’s a pig’s favorite ballet? Swine Lake. Sex in the Village: A friend of mine retired a few years back and moved to the Villages in Florida. If you’ve never heard about the Villages, it’s been described as Disney World for seniors. A hundred thousand of them live in this marvelous community. Now it turns out that the Villages has a raunchy secret. One old lady was recently arrested for having sex in the public square. There’s a black market trade in Viagra in town. The Golden Girls and Guys are having more fun than a barrelful of monkeys. Whatever they are. Rivertown’s headlines aren’t meant to be funny. Here are a few wacko headlines from our favorite newspapers (if you remember what a newspaper is): • One-armed man applauds the kindness of strangers. • Red tape holds up new bridge. • Astronaut takes blame for gas in spacecraft. • Typhoon rips through cemetery – hundreds dead.

Phil Bunton


17


RIVERTOWN

United Hospice honors major donors

Find out how YOU can get a story written about your business Call 845.353.2935 or e-mail nyrivertown@aol.com

18

United Hospice of Rockland (UHR) honored major donors at this year’s Circles of Life appreciation event at Provident Bank Park. Over 40 guests enjoyed food and refreshments in a luxury level suite while watching the game. A great time was had by all; the weather was picture perfect and our Rockland Boulders defeated the New Jersey Jackals 6-5. UHR’s Circle of Life program acknowledges and thanks those who provide significant financial support to help fund our mission of caring for individuals with serious illness, their families and those who have lost a loved one. Currently, there are 66 members in our 2014 Circles of Life Program who have contributed to UHR at a level of $2,500 or more in 2013. The Circles of Life program is based on annual contributions and membership is updated annually. The Circles are grouped as follows: Diamond Award: Lead Donor; Platinum Circle: Total annual contribution of $25,000+; Gold Circle: Total annual contribution of $10,000 to $24,999; Silver Circle: Total annual contribution of $5,000 to $9,999; Bronze Circle: Total annual contribution of $2,500 to $4,999.

Oops! In our story last month on JustSuggestions we misspelled Dina Wolleben’s name. Sorry. She’s got a wonderful business, helping you to organize that special party.


PEOPLE

Stony Point Senior Citizens Club II donated $1000 to Homes For Heroes. The funds were raised by raffling off lovely Afghan quilts knitted by the club’s Busy Bees group. A check was presented to former Marine and Homes for Heroes President, Legislator John Murphy, by the senior club’s president, Thomas Robinson. Both Rockland County Legislator John Murphy and Stony Point Councilman Jim Monaghan thanked the large gathering of Stony Point’s seniors for contributing to this most worthy community project. The generosity of the Stony Point Senior Citizens Club II will assist Homes For Heroes in building rental apartments built for our honorably discharged, disabled and displaced, men and women Veterans. Phase I consists of 8 apartments built on the former Camp Shanks, in Tappan. With 1 in 20 homeless in America being homeless Veterans, Phase II is underway to address the urgent need to house homeless Veterans permanently. Photo: Homes For Heroes President, Legislator John Murphy, and Stony Point Councilman Jim Monaghan with the Stony Point Senior Citizens Club II Busy Bees.

Two hundred volunteers and supporters attended Keep Rockland Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup Wrap-up Party at Germonds Park in West Nyack to celebrate the tremendous success of the 2014 campaign.

19


20


Want to make sure you get your

Rivertown? Get a 12-month subscription - only $29.50 a year Send a check to: Rivertown 5 Edge Water Lane Haverstraw, NY 10927 21


22


Legislator Harriet Cornell, Nyack Mayor Jen White, Elmwood Board and honored Life members. From left, back row: Peter Garruba, Vice President, Larry Beckerle, President, guest Richard Holmes, Opera Singer, Phil Hanna, Derek Tarson Board Members Front row L to R Jim Lugo, Candy Pittari, Assemblywoman Harriet Cornell, Nyack Mayor Jen White, Jane Hunt, Alan Demovsky

Red carpet night at Elmwood Playhouse Despite a deluge of rain, Elmwood Playhouse was the setting of both the opening of the musical SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ and a Gala celebrating the newly renovated building space. The theater’s entire front yard at 10 Park Street, Nyack was covered with a large canopy under which numerous local community and arts organizations leaders joined with Elmwood Board Members, honored Elmwood Life Members and the members of the GALA RENOVATION Committee to rededicate the theater. For once it wasn’t the local firehouse but the Playhouse “tooting its horn” as guests were greeted with champagne and then guided through the newly apportioned space. The theater is actually a compilation of four separate buildings that the members, all volunteers, have worked to improve over the years. Simultaneously the group continuously produces quality, affordable, live theater

for the immediate community and the surrounding tri state area. Audience members frequently include residents of Westchester, New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut, many new to the Nyack area with its appetizing restaurants and delightfully quaint shops. Many of the evening’s guests had no idea of the actual scope and size of the Playhouse. The structure includes costume, lighting, scenic construction and storage space, stage “props” areas, a box office and performance spaces. Although the weather prevented specially planned outdoor lighting, the theater still glowed and sparkled with rehearsal studios and the newly doubled sized lobby (now with men and women’s lavatories) was awash in flowers. Refreshments were provided courtesy of JIMMY’S ON MAIN and Elmwood members. Just prior to the performance a red ribbon was “cut” by the Honorable Harriet Cornell (Honorary

Elmwood Life Member) Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, Nyack Village Clerk Mary White, Orangetown Legislator John Murphy and numerous others. If you have the opportunity to visit the theater during the production of Clifford Odetts, AWKAE AND SING playing mid July through August 9, be sure to check out the lobby display under the heading ELMWOOD ALUMNI. Framed letters adorn the fabric covered exhibition boards. They are all from former and current members who started their now professional careers at the community’s theater. They are but a small representation of the talent fostered at Elmwood Playhouse over the years. AWAKE AND SING opens July 18th. For tickets call the box office at 845 353 1313 or go to elmwoodplayhouse@aol.com

23


Rivertown Vol. 15, Issue 7 Rivertown magazine is published monthly by Nyack Rivertown LLC. It is distributed free throughout the Nyacks, Grand View, Piermont, throughout Rockland County, the Hudson Valley and New Jersey. Subscriptions are available for $29.50 a year. Send check or money order to: Rivertown, 5 Edge Water Lane, Haverstraw, NY 10927. Editor & Publisher: Phil Bunton Advertising Executives: Diana McIntyre, Abbie Huff. Reporters: Helena Hewlett, Tom Riley, Murray Phillips. Art Director: Kevin Corbett Contributing Photographers: Arnold Roufa, Daniel Spitzer. Columnists: Candice Boyle, Neal Deutsch, Dr. Joanne Gjelsten; Joe Lux; Frank Mancione; Nyack Wine Cellar Assistant to the Publisher: Barbara Sevier. Co-Founder: Shirley Bunton Distributor: Rare Sales Inc.

How to contact us: Rivertown, 5 Edge Water Lane, Haverstraw, NY 10927 845-353-2935 Fax: 845-353-2501 E-mail: nyrivertown@aol.com Visit our website: www.rivertownmagazine.com

24

Penguin Rep Theatre presents the New York premiere of Sex and Education, a comedy by Lissa Levin, directed by Joe Brancato, and starring award-winning actress Lizbeth Mackay, from June 27 through July 20 in Stony Point. “In this hilarious homage to educators everywhere, we meet Joe Marks, a basketball star whose college scholarship is suddenly in jeopardy when his poorly-written, profanitylaced note to his girlfriend is intercepted during a final exam”, says Mr. Brancato. “We

also meet Miss Edwards, his high school teacher on her last day of teaching, who decides to teach Joe a lesson – on life, love, and the power of words.” The cast includes Lizbeth Mackay, who starred on Broadway in Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart, for which she won Theatre World, Outer Circle Critics and Hollywood Drama-Logue Awards. She is joined by Bridget Gabbe and Logan Sutherland.


643 MAIN STREET • SPARKILL, NY 10976 TEL. (845) 359-4114 • FAX (845) (845) 359-4684 359-4664 www.bauercrowley.com

25


With the real estate market looking up in many areas, money is out there to be made. Sellers, it's time to take a close look at the IRS exclusion rules and the taxation of your home sale. A little planning may help to keep more money in your pocket. When you sell your home for more than you paid for it you may have a taxable gain. Did you know that the IRS home sale exclusion rule now allows an exclusion of a gain up to $250,000 for a single taxpayer ($500k for a married couple)? That means NO TAX on the first $250k of gain. And you do not have to buy another home. This exclusion can be used over and over during your lifetime, unlike the previous one-time exemption, as long as you meet the following ownership and use tests: During the 5year period ending on the date of the sale, you must have owned the house for at least two years and lived in the house as your main home for at least two years. The ownership and use periods need not be concurrent. Two years may consist of a full 24 months or 730 days within a 5-year period. Short absences, such as for a summer vacation, count in the period of use. Longer breaks, such as a 1-year sabbatical, do not. If you own more than one home, you can exclude the gain only on your principal residence. The IRS uses several factors to determine which home is a principal residence: place of employment, location of family members' main home, mailing address on bills, correspondence, tax returns, driver's license, car registration, voter registration, location of banks you use, and location of recreational clubs and religious organizations you belong to. Improvements Increase the Cost Basis Additionally, when selling your home, consider all improvements made to the home over the years. Improvements will increase the cost of the home and thereby

You and Your Taxes By Joseph A. Lux, CPA, PLLC reduce the gain when sold. Additions and other improvements that have a useful life of more than one year can be added to the cost of your home. Examples of improvements include: building an addition; finishing a basement; putting in a new fence or swimming pool; paving the driveway; landscaping; or installing new wiring, new plumbing, central air, flooring, insulation, or security system. Example: The Kellys purchased their primary residence in 1993 for $200,000. They paved the driveway and added a swimming pool, among other things, for $75,000. The new cost of the house is $275,000 ($200k + $75k). The house is then sold in 2014 for $550,000. The Kellys spent $40,000 in commissions, advertising, and legal fees to sell the home. These selling expenses are subtracted from the sales price to determine the adjusted sale price. The adjusted sale price in this example is $510,000. That amount is then reduced by the adjusted cost (cost plus improvements) to determine the gain. The gain in this case is $235,000 ($510k - $275k). After deducting the $250k exclusion, there is no taxable gain on the sale of this primary residence and, therefore, no reporting of the sale on

the Kelly's 2014 personal tax return. Partial Use of the Exclusion Rules If you do not meet the Ownership and Use tests, you may be allowed to exclude a portion of the gain realized on the sale of your home if you sold your home because of health reasons, a change in place of employment, or certain unforeseen circumstances. Unforeseen circumstances include, for example, divorce or legal separation, natural or man-made disasters resulting in a casualty to your home, or an involuntary conversion of your home. Example: If you get divorced after living in your home for approximately 1 1/2 years or 438 days and have a gain of $120,000 on the sale of your home, you can take 60% of the gain exclusion, as you lived in the house for 60% of the 2-year exclusion period (438 days divided by 730 days, or 60%). Therefore, you would be allowed to deduct $150,000 of the gain (60% of the $250,000 exclusion). You would NOT need to report any gain on this sale. Note: Only a taxable gain on the sale of your home needs to be reported on your tax return. Further, a loss on the sale of your principal residence cannot be deducted on your tax return. Recordkeeping Good recordkeeping is essential for determining the adjusted cost of your home. Ordinarily, you must keep records for 3 years after the filing due date. However, keep records proving your home's cost basis for as long as you own your house plus 3 years after the sale. The records you should keep include: • Proof of the home's purchase price and purchase expenses; • Receipts and other records for all improvements, additions, and other items that affect the home's adjusted cost; • Any worksheets or forms you filed to postpone the gain from the sale of a previous home before May 7, 1997. Tax considerations can be confusing. Talk to your CPA, he can help you to keep more of the profits from the sale of your home in your pocket. Joseph A. Lux, CPA has been providing tax and accounting services to individuals and small businesses in our community for over twenty years. Joe can be reached at 845-3581929 or by e-mail at joe@joelux.com. Visit his website, www.joelux.com , for more tax saving ideas and tools, or to subscribe to his free monthly newsletter. Free initial consultations are available to new clients.

26


27


Want to make sure you get your

Rivertown? Get a 12-month subscription - only $29.50 a year

Send a check to: Rivertown 5 Edge Water Lane, Haverstraw, NY 10927

28

Playhouse Market hosted a red carpet grand opening celebration and raised $500 for the Rockland Center for the Arts. The event was attended by local arts supporters, foodies and members of the Rockland Center for the Arts Board of Directors. “We were thrilled that so many came out to enjoy the evening with us and raise money for Rockland Center for the Arts,” stated Dawn Hershko, designer and coowner of Playhouse Market. Photo Left to Right: Co-Owner Harvey Weissman and his wife Bo, Orangetown Police Chief Kevin Nulty, Architect Jan Degenshein, CoOwner Dawn Hershko, Nyack Mayor Jen White, Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee, South Nyack Mayor Bonnie Christian and Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart.

What is a hernia - and how can it be treated New York Surgeon, Adrienne Fueg, MD, FACS of Highland Surgical Associates and on staff at Nyack Hospital shares how hernias can be treated. A hernia is a bulge in the groin, scrotum or abdominal area, which often grows in size when you cough or strain. Hernias can happen to people of any age—even babies. In many cases, there is no obvious cause. In some people, a hernia causes some discomfort, while others have no symptoms. While some hernias don’t require treatment, surgery is the only treatment that can permanently fix a hernia. The bulge occurs when a sac is formed by the lining of the abdominal cavity. The sac comes through a hole in the strong layer of the stomach wall that surrounds the muscle. There are several types of hernias: Inguinal hernia is a bulge in the groin. This type of hernia is more common in men. Inguinal hernias account for 75 percent of all hernias. Femoral hernia - a bulge in the upper thigh, just below the groin. This type is much more common in women. Hiatal hernia occurs in the upper part of the stomach. Part of the upper stomach pushes into the chest. Incisional hernia can occur through a scar if you have had abdominal surgery in the past. Umbilical hernia appears as a bulge around the belly button. It occurs when the

muscle around the belly button doesn't close completely. Some hernias are caused by heavy lifting or straining while using the toilet. They also may be caused by chronic coughing. Some people are born with hernias, but they don’t become noticeable until later in life. About 5 percent of babies have inguinal hernias. Your healthcare professional can usually diagnose a hernia by seeing or feeling it. In some cases, the doctor may order a CT scan or ultrasound. If you have an inguinal hernia with no symptoms, your doctor may recommend “watchful waiting,” meaning no treatment is needed as long as symptoms don’t develop. There are many types of support belts and other garments that can be worn to provide support to the hernia. Some hernias, including many femoral hernias, may be treated through surgery. The type of operation depends on the size and location of the hernia. Some hernia repairs can be done using small incisions (laparoscopy). Other hernias require open surgery, using a larger incision. Surgery secures the weakened abdominal wall tissue, and closes holes—usually with plastic screen patches. If a hernia causes sharp stomach pain and vomiting, it means it has gotten stuck inside the hole and lost its blood supply. Immediate surgery is required to fix this problem, which is called “strangulation.” Once a hernia is surgically repaired, it is unlikely to return.


Q: We are landlords, and our tenants have not paid rent in two months. They keep saying “they are going to pay�. One is out of work and the other is working, what are our options? A: You can send the tenants a letter requesting paying within a certain time frame. If this does not work, proceed with a dispossess action in Justice Court. The first step would be a demand letter for payment which must be hand delivered and copy sent by certified and regular mail. You must check your lease to see if there is any mention of how much time you must give them to make payment. The NYS Real Property law requires 3 days notice. After time allotted after receipt of the letter you can then file a petition of non payment with your local justice court. I would recommend that you find a Landlord/Tenant attorney familiar with the process.

Ask your realtor by Frank Mancione of Lydecker Realty thee children plus a dog, they are extremely loud and obnoxious. The tenants removed all the carpets from the floors and we think that this is why we hear everything. We are now unhappy living here, can we break the lease? A: Before you think about breaking your lease I would suggest speaking to the tenants first. Ask them if they had permission to remove the carpets, explain how noisy it is now and see if there is anyway of

working this out with them. If you are not satisfied with the outcome, I would then call the landlord and see if he/she is aware of the noise and removal or carpets. As far as the dog, I have no way of knowing if the landlord permits dog. I am sure that if you have lived there for so long, the landlord will discuss this with you. If this does not give you any satisfaction, check your lease and see if there is an out.

Q: We are in the process of moving and have been good tenants for 3 years. We thought we had a good relationship with our landlord. He has informed us that he does not want to return out security deposit because we painted two of the room with colors. He wants us to repaint them or he is going to deduct it from the deposit, can he do this? A: Check your lease! If there is any paragraph with regard to changing the colors of paint on the walls. In most leases there is. It usually states that if a tenant paints with any colors other then neutral, the tenant must repaint to bring it back to the same colors as when they moved in. While you are checking your lease make sure that there are not any other charges that the landlord can assess against you such as cleaning appliances and bathrooms, etc. If you find that there is no mention of not being permitted to paint colors, I do not think that you can be charged. I would seek professional help. Q: We have lived in the same house, a two-family, for six years. We live in the bottom apartment and occupy the first floor and basement. New tenants moved in above us about two months ago, they have

29


New York Botanical Garden

You never know where

Blauvelt/Orangeburg Seniors visited the New York Botanical Gardens.

Stony Point

The Camp Grief Buster Campers thought it would be fun to take a photo of them holding Rivertown. That’s Laura Hudson, the camp’s director and the founder, director and art therapist at Hearts & Crafts Grief Counseling holding the magazine. The kids wanted readers to learn the camp’s motto: “Grief is not a monster to hide from.”

30


you’ll see Rivertown

Rome

From left: Bill and Carmen Kelly (from Monroe), Carol Mainey (from Middletown), Florence and Dick Cunningham (from Chestnut Ridge), were at the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome.

Aruba

Boston

Pat and Larry Singer, of Thiells, at the Natural Bridge in Aruba.

Josephine Patten, from Orangeburg, ran the Boston Marathon. As you can see it was a steamy day. That’s Bernard Patten with her.

Send your pix to nyrivertown@aol.com or by snail mail to 5 Edge Water Lane, Haverstraw, NY 10927 31


Jerusalem

Barbara Starr (left) and Susan Haimowitz, of Nanuet, visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

Boyton Beach

Sheila Bunin of Tappan between her two Marine grandsons in Florida - Sergeant Jacob Milich, and Lance Corporal Ethan Milich. They came home for the graduation of their siste Lydia Milich from high school in Boynton Beach.

Giant’s Causeway

Joanne and Pat Molnar, from Valley Cottage, at the Giant’s Causeway, near Belfast.

Marco Island

The “Monholand” sisters, Dot, Gloria, Barbara, Carol, Jean and Rita - along with other family members and friends - were in Marco island, Florida, celebrating Dot’s 60th and Rita’s 47th birthdays. From left (front): Gloria Borcher, Annaliese Bachman, Kristen Ponzio, Jaclyn Demetrops and Laurie Ponzio. Back row: Rita Monholand Rodda, Erin Bachman, Barbara Norsen, Dot Weythman, Jean Dreher, Carol Demetrops.

32

Bahamas

Joe and Phyllis D’Urso, of Haverstraw, and Tom O’Connor and Jan McGeever, of Stony Point, were on a Norwegian cruise to the Bahamas.


Aruba

Thiells

Members of Thiells Voluntary Fire Co did a car wash to fight cancer. And they happily took a break with Rivertown.

Lynn Linderman, of Pearl River, enjoying her Rivertown on a private island in Aruba.

Tulum, Mexico

Art and Sue Kaufer at the Mayan ruins in Tulum, Mexico.

33


They come by land and river to the wonderful Hudson Water Club in West Haverstraw Critics, food lovers and boaters all agree, they love the Hudson Water Club located at 606 Beach Road in West Haverstraw. Boaters from New York City, Westchester and Rockland County keep coming back to this gem on the Hudson that Zagat Guide says "has the best views in town, friendly service and it's worth the trip!". For those who love to dock and dine, the Hudson Water Club offers free docking for their guests. The food is exceptional and draws crowds from near and far, coming by both river and road. They also have live entertainment and the area’s best nightlife scene, featuring New York’s best bands and DJs. Chris Martin, manager/partner of this excellent restaurant, told Rivertown “We’re a little off the beaten path, but it has become a destination hot spot. People love our Tiki Bar, the huge deck, the live music and a diverse menu featuring lots of seafood. Even when the weather fails you can move indoors to our spacious dining room with floor-to-ceiling glass partitions which offer amazing river views.” The Hudson Water Club is also a wonderful and elegant location for special occasions big and small from birthdays and anniversaries to bridal showers and intimate weddings. Executive Chef Michael Dobias, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, keeps guests coming back time and again with his creative, seasonal culinary masterpieces. The restaurant's cuisine is contemporary American with a strong emphasis on seafood. Chef Dobias focuses on local ingredients and strives to feature seasonal items at their peak of freshness. The Water Club’s diverse menus also has classic favorites with some modern twists. Chef Dobias also crafts wonderful selections for special occasions and catering. 34

Above: Manager/partner Chris Martin at Hudson Water Club’s popular Tiki Bar. Left: The indoor dining room offers terrific views of the river. Below: The Tiki Bar.


Additionally, the Water Club is family friendly and kids can choose a full meal from their “Little Skippers” menu. The Hudson Water Club is the perfect venue if you are thinking about wedding plans, a rehearsal dinner, anniversary, com-

munion, bat/bar mitzvah, sweet sixteen, corporate event or any other special occasion. The Hudson Water Club will be hosting a bridal show on Thursday, August 21st starting at 6:00 pm. The event will have over 25 vendors for brides to be and wed-

Above: The huge deck is delightful on a summer’s afternoon. Left: The Willow Grove Elementary School staff celebrates the end of the school year. ding parties to come enjoy and explore the area’s best services offered. Live entertainment, food sampling, prizes throughout the evening and the first fifty brides who preregister at www.rocklandbridalshows.com will receive a gift bag. One very satisfied customer, Lesley S., from New York City shared the following with Rivertown: "I celebrated my daughter's wedding here with 200 hundred guests. The setting was magical, the night was beautiful. Chris and Monica Keeperman (the Hudson Water Club’s co-owners) had everything under control, and their team of servers did a fantastic job. The food was wonderful with great selections. We chose the food stations instead of a sit down meal to have a more informal feel to the reception. Everything was delicious.” Lesley also added “I've been to many parties where there are large groups and the food quality suffers, not so here, the food was just as wonderful as if I had come in for dinner. I have friends planning their wedding at the Water Club right now.” The Hudson Water Club also has some 35


Hudson Water Club great promotions. Happy Hour: Monday – Friday: 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Tuesday Ladies Night - 7:00pm until the fun is over. Wednesday is in the Business- 7:00pm until its time to go back to work. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Thursday – Sunday Nights If you are coming out to enjoy the night life, the Hudson Water Club’s outdoor Tiki Bar is the place to be on the Hudson all summer long with live bands and the hottest DJs sure to get you dancing on the deck. The Tiki Bar features a large outdoor bar just steps from the river. The Hudson Water Club has some great late night menu offerings. Chef Dobias says “Our Late Night Pizza while dining under the stars is a big hit with boaters, locals and out-of-towners.” Their pizza oven was imported from Italy a year ago is one of only 12 in the country and the product is pizza they make with it is worth the trip alone. The Hudson Water Club’s owners are happy to report that they have made a full recovery after Hurricane Sandy adding “we have more to offer than ever before and our docking space is back to full capacity. We are involved in our community and invite local organizations to consider hosting their events here. We'll customize our menu for your occasion. Our full capacity on deck side and inside is 400 diners. We also have a private tent for parties.” Come find out why the Hudson Water Club is the one of the Hudson Valley’s top destination spots by land or by water. No matter how you get there, by boat or car, their food is great and the live entertainment and nightlife are the area’s best. Is there anything better than dining riverside with magnificent views or under the stars with friends and family? Not to mention the Tiki Bar facing the magnificent Hudson. Call 845-271-4046 for reservations or to arrange your next affair at the Hudson Water Club. You can visit them online at www.hudsonwaterclub.com. The Hudson Water Club is open 7 days a week. After Labor Day they are open five days a week until their New Year’s Eve Gala (which they've already booked The Mighty Spectrum Band for). From January to March the Hudson Water Club is open for private events only. 36

Above: The Hudson Water Club is a big attraction with boaters who want to dock and dine. Left: The unique pizza oven. Below: Looking up the Hudson from the Water Club.


Classic Car Night is back in Nyack July 10 The Nyack Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that classic cars will once again roll into the center of Nyack and park on Main Street for the third annual Classic Car Cruise on Thursday, July 10 from 5:00 pm until dusk. A rain date is set for the following Thursday, July 17. This year’s line-up of vehicular perfection will include a wide array of classics, antiques, specialty models and muscle cars. Admission is free — and registration for display cars is also free. Promising a summer evening full of fun for automotive aficionados, families and friends alike, entertainment will include classic music favorites spun up by our DJ, and face painting for the kids. Visitors coming to Nyack to show their cars and admire those on display can stroll down the center of Main Street and take advantage of the wide variety of fine and casual dining choices, and an eclectic array of specialty shops available throughout the Village. Local merchants will be offering specials to add further temptations to the evening’s mix. "This community-centered event promises to once again attract a strong showing of car enthusiasts — people who take pride in owning and maintaining special vehicles as well as people who appreciate them,” said Scott Baird, Chamber President. “It’s also a great opportunity for residents and visitors to enjoy the village’s unique restaurants, boutiques and service businesses." "Visitors can expect not only to see beautifully-maintained vintage and specialty cars, but also to enjoy a fun night out with friends and family,” said Roger S. Cohen, Chamber Vice President. "Our exhibitors, entertainers and sponsors are planning a great show, so everyone will have a memorable night in Nyack.” “We’re also proud to support the Wounded Warrior Project,” added Mark Mangan, project organizer. "It’s a great cause that gives back to our family members, friends and neighbors who have put themselves in harm’s way to protect us all.” Classic Car Night piggy-backs on another community initiative spearheaded by the Chamber — Nyack’s Thursday Farmers’ Market — which will be held earlier in the day (8:00 am to 2:00 pm) in the heart of Nyack’s downtown. When all the fruits, vegetables and other delicacies have been sold, the cars will be cruising onto Main Street to begin the evening’s festivities. For more information or to register a vehicle, contact Mark K. Mangan at NyackCarNight@gmail.com. For information about Chamber activities and about joining The Chamber, go to www.nyackchamber.org or contact The Chamber at 845-353222.

37


Hudson Valley Audiology will improve your listening lifestyle

Dr. Jeffrey Shannon in his office at Hudson Valley Audiology Center.

38

Story/photos: Tom Riley Do you have a “sound void” in your life? A moment lacking clarity or understanding, an empty space caused by the absence of sound clarity? Do you often hear people talking but simply have difficulty understanding them? Do you sometimes struggle to hear clearly in background noise? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it is time to visit Dr. Jeffrey Shannon and Dr. Angela Loavenbruck, Ed.D., FAAA at the Hudson Valley Audiology Center located at 500 New Hempstead Road in New City. These audiology professionals have the experience, training, and advanced technology to provide you with the best possible hearing care solutions. Don't let hearing loss detract you from living your life to the fullest. Dr. Shannon told Rivertown: "Our mission statement here at The Hudson Valley Audiology Center is: Better hearing is our passion to create a better way of life for you.” “Today insurance pays for almost all your testing benefits. More major medical plans are providing hearing aid benefits. If you check your benefit plan my staff will submit the forms for you. If you are suffering from hearing loss you need an audiologist to make an informed decision. “We will take your medical history and interview you to determine the nature of your hearing concerns. We will perform an examination to determine if the sound voids you are experiencing could be caused by an obstruction or damage to the ear canal or eardrum. “Next we will perform diagnostic tests to determine the nature of your sound voids and make an assessment of your needs. And finally our treatment solutions determine what type of hearing technology is most appropriate for your hearing difficulty, your test results, your desired listening lifestyle, and your cosmetic preferences."


From left: The staff at the Hudson Valley Audiology Center, Mary Donahue-Miele, office manager, Dr. Jeffrey Shannon, Dr. Angela Loavenbruck, audiologists, Kathleen Barna, patient care director, and Cathy Magarino, patient care co-ordinator. He added: "The Hudson Valley adults. Did you know that one in five annual evaluations." Audiology Center is physically growing teenagers have experienced hearing loss? Hudson Valley Audiology Center offer and expanding and I'm looking for another The number one cause of hearing loss is four different levels of technology once audiologist. There has been a transition noise induced hearing loss. Many young they determine your listening lifestyle. here with Dr. Angela Loavenbruck deciding adults and children are listening to music Listening lifestyles are defined by the daily to spend more time with her grandchildren. on their Iphones for hours at a time. activities you frequent most and the amount I've been the owner of the practice since “ It's analogous to sunburn, if you con- of background noise. January and Angela is the associate director. tinue to expose your yourself to the sun, Dr. Shannon added: "At HV Audiology “She has been director at The Hudson you could get skin cancer. If you keep we are proud to offer the highest level of Valley Audiology Center since 1976. She noise at a louder level you'll get hearing hearing healthcare to our patients in has received many accolades during her loss. It's called inner ear hair cell loss." Rockland County and the surrounding comcareer. I received my Bachelor of Electrical Dr. Shannon summed up: "Hearing munity.” Engineering from the University of Dayton loss is invisible. It affects young children, You can call Hudson Valley Audiology in Ohio and my Doctorate of Audiology teenagers, young adults, the middle aged, at 845-362-1350. Fax: 845-362-3599. You (Au.D) from the University of Louisville, seniors and centenarians. email Dr. Shannon at drjeff@hudsonaudiolKentucky. “There has been amazing technological ogy.com. Visit their web site at www.hud“I began my career at the Veterans' developments in hearing aid technology sonaudiology.com. Administration National Center for and we sell all the major brands. We cusDr. Shannon does a lot of community Rehabilitative Audiology Research tomize the technology to your satisfaction outreach and he has a monthly radio show (NCRAR) in Portland Oregon, where I so that we effectively integrate speech com- the first Wednesday of the month. It is helped develop and improve diagnostic prehension back into your life. called "Listen Up Rockland" with Steve testing, treatment devices and management “Bobbi M. Lieberman, M.A., C.C.C. is Possell from their studio at Boulder services for veterans with hearing loss, tin- our speech-language pathologist. If you are Stadium. nitus (ringing in the ears), and auditory pro- wondering what happens after you're fitted Dr. Shannon has lectured at libraries, cessing problems. with hearing technology, we offer follow- senior centers, ARRP, and to school nurses “Here at the Hudson Valley Audiology up appointments, retraining, cleaning and about hearing loss in children and young Center we are seeing more and more young check-ups, technology adjustments and adults. 39


Sunshine fights through the clouds on a tranquil Hudson River. This beautiful photograph was taken by Arnold Roufa, MD, who also took the spectacular fireworks photo that graces our cover this month. 40


United Way celebrates 50th anniversary The United Way of Rockland County celebrated its 50th Anniversary at the Re-United Gala at the Nyack Seaport. 150 people attended, enjoying the food and the views, perusing the silent auction and dancing the night away. “What made this night great was that we had lots of people

Paul and Diana Rivet with former UWRC president Lynn Westbrook and husband Sonny.

who have been involved in the United Way in one way or another for decades,” said Mimi Vilord, President & CEO of UWRC. “We had past chairpeople, past and current board members, donors, volunteers and employees. It was almost like a class reunion, and we believe everyone had a wonderful time!”

Event co-chairs Connie Carroll and Dr. Lori Greene with silent auction chair Maureen Kloek.

Tom Brizzolara, of O&R, District Attorney Tom Zugibe and Harold Peterson from Sterling National Bank

UWRC board member David Farrison, Judge William Sherwood, Commissioner Sue Sherwood, UWRC chair Jay Lurch, wife Marcia and former UWRC board member Bob Zimmerman.

County Executive Ed Day with Dr. Ileana Eckert, UWRC board member Peggy Zugibe and colleagues from North Rockland School District.

The Frank Sinatra impersonator had the crowd kicking up their heels!

41


Want to make sure you get your

Rivertown? Matthew, Don and Kevin Franchino are a caring team.

Get a 12-month subscription only $29.50 a year

Send a check to: Rivertown 5 Edge Water Lane Haverstraw NY 10927

42

Customers are in good hands with the Franchino family Sure, auto accidents happen every day. But it’s not every day that you will see an insurance agency that goes out of its way to help clients beyond simply processing their claims. “We are a family-owned business, and we treat our clients like family too,” says Don Franchino, who started as an Allstate agent in New City over 35 years ago. (Today, the Franchino Agency has grown to include Don’s sons Matt and Kevin, along with an experienced staff, many of whom have been with the company over 20 years.) “We care about our customers personally, and will do whatever we can to help them out of a jam,” says Matt Franchino. “One of our clients was recently involved in an accident, and his vehicle was totaled. He did not have collision insurance, and could not afford to rent a car. The client would have lost his job if he didn’t show up to work, so I picked him up from the shop and drove him. “That’s the best part of being a local business– we’re close by and available to help our customers every day. There have been times where I’ve actually seen our insureds get into an accident and waited with them for the police to arrive and file a report. “One client got into an accident on the

Major Deegan, and was so panicked he called me even before he called 911. I called 911 and kept the client on the phone until the police arrived. I have also gone to small claims court with insureds to pursue damages that other insurance companies wouldn't extend coverage for. That’s all part of how we take care of our customers.” It’s this outstanding service that continually earns the Franchino Agency top Allstate honors, including the “Premier Service Agency” designation, reserved for the top echelon of agents nationwide. Don Franchino is an Allstate “Quality Agent”, as well as a longtime member of the “Chairman’s Club” and “Inner Circle Elite”. He is an “Honor Ring” recipient and has been a “National Conference Award” recipient for the past 12 years. Kevin Franchino said: “We are honored to be recognized by Allstate, but our greatest compliment is when our clients refer us to their families and friends. “We recently started a rewards program as a way to say ‘thank you’ to our customers: they receive a $10 American Express reward card for each of their referrals.” Don Franchino adds: “We are also honored that many of our customers have been with us for 20+ years. That says a lot about


Want to make sure you get your

Rivertown? Matthew Franchino in his office. Below: The whole team.

Get a 12-month subscription only $29.50 a year

how much we care.” “I have been with Allstate for 33 years,” says one of the Franchino Agency’s longtime customers. “I have always had very outstanding service. I would never think of changing companies. I always recommend Allstate to every one I know.” Another customer adds: “We have been Allstate customers for auto and home insurance for over 25 years and are very satisfied with the service that we have always received. I recently purchased a life insurance policy from Allstate also.” Don, Matt and Kevin are always available to review your current auto, home, motorcycle, boat and life insurance poli-

cies. “It’s a good idea to review your insurance annually to make sure you have all the coverage you need,” says Matt Franchino. “There are new products, programs and multi-policy discounts available that may better fit your needs and your budget, and the best way to find out about them is to sit down and talk with us. “We’ll be happy to provide you with a no-obligation insurance review and quote, and answer any questions you may have.” Are you in good hands? Visit the Franchino Agency’s new office at 383 South Main Street in New City, or give them a call at 845-634-2499.

Send a check to: Rivertown 5 Edge Water Lane Haverstraw NY 10927

43


Agnello’s Coal Burning Brick Oven Pizza in  New City is Rockland County’s hidden treasure

Above: Diane Grimaldi Agnello with her awesome sauces. Right: Patsy’s in Harlem. Below: Delicious Rice Balls.

44

Story: Diane Grimaldi Agnello Located at 170 North Main Street in New City, Agnello's Coal Burning Brick Oven Pizzeria is Rockland County's hidden treasure. Nestled in a small strip mall somewhat off the beaten track, Agnello's is owned and operated by members of the famous New York Grimaldi's pizza making family and we still use the original family dough recipe. Why change anything that has worked for nearly 81 years. My great Uncle Patsy Lancieri opened Patsy's Pizzeria in Harlem in New York City back in 1933 and it still stands today. Coming from pizza royalty so to speak and being 3rd generation in this business comes the pressure of keeping everything as original and authentic as possible, right down to the construction of the Brick Coal Burning Oven...doing everything just like Uncle Patsy did it. Everything at Agnello's is made with only the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Nothing here is frozen, processed, or left over and served the next day. Every morning my husband, Steve Agnello and my son, Richard and I are in the kitchen starting new pots of sauce, soups and baking fresh hero breads in the coal burning oven for the day. Even the desserts are homemade daily...everything from cannolis to homemade zeppoli's served with fresh cannoli cream and hazelnut spread to our homemade cakes. Several years ago we started jarring our homemade Marinara and Vodka Sauce as well. As quickly as they are made, that's how fast they are sold. Every weekend I make homemade Sangria...either in white or red loaded with fresh summer fruits that can be ordered by the glass or get a pitcher for the table. In this economy it is so important for us to give our customers the very best pizza, entrees and service for their hard earned dollar. After all they choose to come here and when they leave we want them to feel like it was well worth the drive and money spent. Our hope is that when they are done with their meal they'll spread the word about Agnello's and that they'll become regular customers. We are open 7 days a week and we'll be glad to cater your next affair. Please check us out on Facebook and visit our web site at www.agnellosbrickovenpizza.com. Don't forget to like us on Facebook. You can call us at 845-639-5373 for our Daily Specials. You can also email us at info@agnellospizza.com. Agnello's Coal Burning Brick Oven Pizza is where the art of great pizza making continues.


Above: The legendary Coal Burning Brick Oven Pizza. Left: An eggplant hero.

45


Father Thompson’s brother, Commander Herbert Thompson, does one of the readings.

Members of Amazing Grace Circus took part in the ceremony.

Nyack’s Grace Church celebrates new pastor

Father Richard Gressle, who retired from Grace Church in 2012, was at the ceremony.

Father Thompson with wife Jonna and son Ridley. 46

The Reverend Owen C. Thompson was officially installed as pastor of Grace Church in Nyack - and it was a true celebration as everyone from local circus performers to parishioners turned out for the occasion. The Rt. Rev. Andrew Dietsche, Bishop of the Diocese of New York, welcomed Father Thompson. Before being called to the priesthood, Father Thompson was an actor, and his sermons show his inspiring fire, warmth and wit. Photos: Verne Becker


The Rt. Rev. Andrew Dietsche, Bishop of the Diocese of New York, welcomed Father Thompson.

Father Thompson, who used to be an actor before he joined the priesthood, showed his skills on the bongos.

47


Practice Perfect top of the class in standardized Want to make sure test and you get your academic tutoring

Rivertown?

Get a 12-month subscription only $29.50 a year

Send a check to: Rivertown 5 Edge Water Lane Haverstraw NY 10927

48

Anthony Keene is one of those tutors you sometimes read about in the New York Times. The kind of tutor who is so good at teaching so many different subjects that he or she has accumulated a kind of celebrity and, as a result, a slew of high-powered, high paying accolades in Manhattan. Mr. Keene is also a long-time lover and resident of Nyack. Three years ago, he saw that the students he was working with in the city were getting access to the highest quality test prep services - small group or private tutoring and proctored practice tests - and felt that he could and would do as good if not better for the people of his hometown. Out of this discrepancy, Practice Perfect was born. Since he founded the company, he has mentored a small team of especially bright, young college graduates in the ways of test prep and academic tutoring. These graduates of schools such as Yale, Vassar, and Davidson College, have gone on to master and improve preparation techniques for the SAT and ACT exams, as well as many AP’s, subject tests and academic subjects. Working with students from Brooklyn to Bergen County to New City, the Practice Perfect team boasts an average score improvement record of 260 points per student on the SAT (out of 2400) and a 3.8 average point increase on the ACT (out of 36) as compared to the national average score improvement for test prep courses: between 15 and 50 points in total on the SAT and less than 1 point for the ACT (according to the National Association for College Counseling). They credit this record of dramatic score improvement to the quality of their tutors, and a set of governing principles. “We don’t believe in large group classes,” says Nathan Kane, the business manager of the company. “I remember taking one of those courses with one of the big companies. The instructor was clueless- he had no idea how to relate to the kids, or communicate the material effectively to students of vastly different levels.” Nathan explains that their first stipulation is no large groups. Practice Perfect works privately with students in their homes, and offers summer and after school small group courses with just four to eight students. “Our greatest strength is our ability to form a bond with a student. Look, when a tutor is 25 instead of 55, and can talk about music and sports and things that students actually care about, the whole relationship changes,” says Nathan. “They [the tutors] become role models, and you just don’t have that in a classroom setting.” Another guiding principle is practice makes perfect. In 2013 the company opened an office in Nyack so that they could begin offering practice testing, one of the services that Mr. Keene felt was most noticeably missing from the test prep landscape of Rockland. Now, students fill the office every Sunday for full-length, proctored mock SAT and ACT


The team at Practice Perfect - from left, Joe Alessi, Waylen Roche, Nathan Kane, Max Sturm and Cassie Scanlon. tests. “We are happy to be the first practice testing company in Rockland County, and we are even happier to see the resulting score improvements, “ say Mr. Keene. “These exams are test of endurance, and this kind of training is just so important. With the opening of the Nyack office, Practice Perfect’s students finally have access to test prep services to match the best in New York. “We can help a student figure out whether to take the ACT or SAT with our diagnostic testing. We have summer intensives for busy students to get a head start on the exams. We offer stand-alone practice testing as a low-cost prep option,” says

Nathan. “We’ve been really lucky to work with so many fantastic students over the past few years, and I think we’re all excited to see what lies ahead for us as we keep trying to give our students the absolute best experience.” For now, they are looking forward to a short break as the school year ends, but small group courses start July 7th, so they won’t be going anywhere too far away this vacation. • Practice Perfect - http://practiceperfectprep.com. Phone: (845) 547-0457. 49


Valley Cottage mom tells moving - and inspiring - story of a Russian adoption In 2013, Russian president Vladimir Putin banned American adoptions partly in response to the cases of 14 Russian children who had died of abuse or neglect at the hands of American adoptive parents and other appalling occurrences, like the Tennessee mother who put her sevenyear-old adopted son on a plane to Moscow alone to return him. In many cases, adoptive parents found themselves dealing with children who were suffering from extreme attachment disorders and violent behavioral problems. Valley Cottage author Tina Traster, adoptive mother of a Siberian daughter with reactive attachment disorder (RAD) and author of Rescuing Julia Twice: A Mother’s Tale of Russian Adoption and Overcoming Reactive Attachment Disorder does not condone or excuse these parents, but believes these unbelievable acts deserve context. “In many adoptions, children…have normal, adjusted, successful lives,” says Traster. “But the odds are stacked against children who were denied prenatal care, exposed to alcohol consumption or abused or neglected.” Unbeknownst to most adoptive parents, children who have had bleak institutional experiences may suffer from reactive attachment disorder, a severe behavioral and social disorder in which children don’t develop healthy emotional bonds with parents or caregivers because their needs for nurture and comfort aren’t met in infancy. A disruption of normal biochemical activity in the child’s growing brain impacts her ability to establish meaningful relationships into adulthood, causes her to turn inward, distrust love and tend towards destructive behavioral patterns. When Traster brought her 8-month-old daughter Julia back home to New York from Siberia in the winter of 2003, she was not expecting to have any problems bonding with her new daughter, but she did. Julia was a tireless master at creating chaos all around her, uninhibited, eerily unemotional and detached. She was extremely difficult to manage and had an intense aversion to being held and comforted. Even as an infant, she would arch her back in protest when Traster or her husband tried to embrace her. Of course, Traster blamed herself (who wouldn’t?), thinking she wasn’t 50

cut out to be a mom, but when others began to recognize these same qualities in Julia, Traster began to wonder if it wasn’t her own failings, but something else. In fact, Julia seemed to be the poster child for reactive attachment disorder. After years of living at an emotional distance from Julia, Traster and her husband learned to close the canyon that existed between them with understanding, acceptance and some unintuitive parenting tactics. In telling her full foreign adoption story - from dealing with the bleak landscape of Siberia and the inscrutable adoption handlers, to her feelings of inexperience and ambivalence about being a new mother in her early forties and her growing realization that something was amiss with Julia Traster sheds light on a matter many adoptive parents feel ashamed to discuss for fear their inability to connect with their child stems from their own lack of parenting savvy. In Rescuing Julia Twice, Traster draws upon her own experiences with Julia, vetted research on the psychological impact of institutional life on international adoptees as well as insights from adoption agencies, psychologists and other parents. A moving and startlingly honest account, Rescuing Julia Twice provides reassurance for any parent struggling with children with attachment issues and paves the way for a dialogue about a very real, little known challenge


Madeline Wiebicke Licensed Associate Broker

From the River Towns to the Ramapo Mountains, my focus is to sell your home for more 18 Laurel Road, New City 845-521-3168 cell phone: 845-641-4333 e-mail address: wiebicke@optonline.net

www.madelineshomes.com

Find out how YOU can get a story written about your business Call 845.353.2935 or e-mail nyrivertown@aol.com

51


Eagletech Computers #1 for customer support! Story/Photos: Tom Riley Who needs those big box stores, when you get superb personal attention from hard-working local businesses like Eagletech Computers in Pearl River? Small businesses throughout the county and the metro area are very satisfied with the continuous computer support Eagletech Computers offers them. Cliff Faddah, the owner of Eagletech, located at 62 South Main Street in Pearl River offers them continuous computer support for 20, 30, 40 and in some cases 100 hours throughout the year. His Continuous Computer Support Program has caught on even in NYC where he is called upon to address the computer networking needs, repairs, upgrades of small to medium businesses, including configuring emails and selling and installing software to deal with viruses. Cliff told us: "We are are not a big box store where they'll arrange to see you in a week or so. We are responsive to our customer's needs. We'll go to your location, identify the problem and resolve it at your place or at our store which is open from 10am-6pm Monday through Saturday. “Our reputation for reliability, expertise and professionalism has spread by word of mouth. Our motto is, We build our own, we serve our own and we repair the rest. “Many times I am called upon to resolve problems caused by those lacking in professionalism. I have over 24 years experience and education as an IT Specialist and I'm a Microsoft Certified Professional. We have an A Rating on Angie's List. “For small business I can build their computer system from the ground up and get them off and running. We offer personal service, I walk people through their issues after the service. We are not factory direct, we'll build to your specifications and needs. Remember it is the service after the sale that counts. “We want long term relationships with our customers. We are used to people say52


Above: Owner Cliff Faddah and wife Christie. Below: Cliff with daughter Mia.

ing we exceeded their expectations." Cliff added: "There is always someone in the store. We give free estimates. You can bring your PC here. Many times we don't charge if it's a minor thing. If we can't fix it, there's no charge. We also repair bro-

ken screens on IPhones and IPads. We have lots of accessories you might need for your PC and we sell new computers. We also have Microsoft Surface Tablets for retail." Cliff’s wife Christie recalled: “Sometimes Cliff will come in at 8am or work on Sunday. A teacher needed her computer for a class presentation and Cliff came to the store, fixed it and she was set to go." Eagletech also sells refurbished PCs at very good prices. Cliff added: "When small businesses sign up for our Continuous Computer Support Program, they get a discounted rate the more hours they choose. We also allow them to carry over 10% to the following year. “When your computer system is down your business suffers. We'll customize your computer system to your liking with SQL Data Base, Office 365 or Voice Over Ride (VOIP), set up your phones and switches, provide firewalls, routers and servers and get your small business or home office up and running. “If you have any Internet issues, we'll resolve them for you. My job is my passion

and no job is too small or too big. You can call the store at 845-735-1381 or visit my web site at www.eagletechcomputers.com. You can email me at sales@eagletechcomputers.com. Stop by our store and let me show you all the services we offer." 53


Owner Eric Canto at Ole’ Ole’ in Suffern.

For great Spanish and Mexican cuisine you can’t beat Ole’ Ole’ in Suffern Story/Photos: Tom Riley Ole' Ole' Tapas is the restaurant with something for everybody. Since 2000 Eric Canto has been serving families at his superb restaurant in Suffern with the area's finest selection of Spanish, Mexican and Latin dishes. Conveniently located where Route 59 meets Orange Avenue, Ole Ole Tapas offers a decor and environment that matches its eclectic menu. When Eric discovered his son had a gluten problem, he met with a nutritionist and devised a menu that accommodates everyone. He even carries gluten-free beer. "We have a menu that appeals to everyone, it runs from traditional to Thai tuna and flatbreads,” he told Rivertown. “Whether it's a simple meal, a family gathering, a private party, or any special occasion Ole' Ole' Tapas is ready to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. “Our restaurant has two parts. Ole' Ole' is a family style restaurant serving entrees that opens at 4pm and Ole' Tappas serves finger food or tapas. “Tapas is a wide variety of appetizers or snacks in Spanish cuisine. They may be cold (such as guacamole) or warm (such as

54


Top: Delicious tropical tuna. Below: Garlic shrimp.

empanadas). It has a comfortable bar scene, a great Happy Hour and live music on weekends. “We have been here 15 years and we are known for our great food, music, live entertainment and our community involvement.” If you haven’t been to Suffern lately, it’s undergoing quite a revitalization. Eric told us: “A half block from here they are putting up 100 condos. Ole' Ole' proudly supports charitable organizations and schools in our community. Our dine to donate program provides a unique, creative way for you to raise money for your school or organization. “We give back 20% to your favorite charity and you have a great time in the process. Avon, Hi-Tor Animal Shelter, Don Bosco and The Reach Foundation have all held fundraiser's here that have benefited their charities." "We have live entertainment on Saturday evenings and a DJ on Friday nights in Ole' Tapas. We have a large dining area with beautiful decor where we can cater to your group.” Some of Ole’ Ole’s most popular entrees include Del Mar (From the Sea) a seafood burro with sauteed shrimp, scallops, vegetables, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla. Served with Spanish rice, homemade guacamole, refried beans and sour cream. Another favorite is Paella (red or green sauce, it's heart healthy). It has shrimp, calamari, clams, chorizo and grilled chicken strips all sauteed with peppers, onions and pico de gallo served over a bed of Spanish rice. You have a choice of mild, medium or spicy. You may prefer Carne Asada which is marinated skirt steak with caramelized onions and jalapeno's, served with Spanish rice and black beans or Adobo Pork (gluten free) which is pork stewed in authentic Spanish spices and served over Spanish rice, black bean and plantains. A local resident celebrating his 30th Birthday said this about Ole' Ole'. "We had an amazing time. The food and service was absolutely excellent. You 55


Ole’ Ole’ have a wonderful staff. “For many of our guests it was their first trip to Suffern. They loved Ole' Ole'. Our party ended up going to the wee hours of the night and we spent the rest of the evening at the Ole' Tapas Bar where the gentlemen working there were wonderful as well." Ole’ Ole’ is located at 98-100 Orange Avenue in Suffern. For any special occasion or Catering of your next party you can call Eric and his fine staff at 845-368-3050 or visit his web site at www.oleolerest.com. Experience the beautiful decor, music, live entertainment and great food at Ole' Ole' & Ole' Tapas. Raise funds for your favorite charity and have a great time in the process. The entrance to Ole' Tapas Bar is on 2 Lafayette Ave. You can email them at oletapassuffern.com. 56


Nyack 100 years ago Recently, George Hogan, proprietor of Hogan’s Diner, donated a series of photographs of old Nyack buildings to the Historical Society of the Nyacks. These photographs, found in the basement of Hogan’s Diner in Central Nyack, were part of the collection of Ed Traverson, former owner of the “Wooden Indian.” Research at the Nyack Library confirmed that the photographs were dated around 1914 – one hundred years ago! The Historical Society of The Nyacks proudly presents the collection of these wonderful old photographs in the Nyack Library’s Carnegie-Farian Room. It can be viewed during the library’s operating hours.

57


Rivertown editor Phil Bunton and wife Candice hang out with some of the attractive guests.

Abbie Huff with Dan and Bonnie Radwin.

Jack Sherry, Legislator John Murphy and wife Eileen.

58

Dr. Robert Gregory, Dr. Diane Gregory and Celeste Sherry.

Jose Cardona and Eileen O’Brien-Cardona.


Rivertown Exchange enjoys a wonderful time at Sparkill Steakhouse Rockland County’s hot Sparkill Steakhouse was the scene of the latest Rivertown Exchange - and a big crowd showed up. The food was great and the company was excellent Next month’s Rivertown Exchange will be at Hudson Water Club, 606 Beach Road, West Haverstraw, on Wednesday July 9. Hope to see you there. Photos: Murray Phillips and Arnold Roufa MD

Above: Adrian Carr, Naomi Vargas and Tom Petrosky. Left: Matt Schwarz, Mary Barbara, Jim Bernard and Sherif Lou Falco.

Rivertown editor Phil Bunton with Sal Derguti and Carlo Cungu of Sparkill Steakhouse.

59


Nyack Farmers’ Market is now open Saturdays too! Nyack’s popular Farmers’ Market started its summer Saturday season with a bang. The Bossy Frog Band (left) showed up to entertain the youngsters and there was an amazing selection of fresh local produce. The market is now open Thursday AND Saturdays. Don’t miss it. Photos: Arnold Roufa, MD

60


Market manager Pam Moskowitz cuts the ribbon to officially open the Saturday market. Among others in attendance are Scott Baird, president of the Nyack Chamber of Commerce, Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart and Nyack Mayor Jenn White.

61


Come on down to The Whiskey Kitchen for a great American time Story/Photos: Tom Riley When a place has intriguing Daily Specials like Macaroni Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, Wild Wednesdays, Throw em Thursdays and Sunday Slabs you know you've got to visit it. Combine that with great country music on weekends, craft beers galore, great American whiskeys and family friendly people, you'll never want to leave. Since it opened in April The Whiskey Kitchen located at 60 Route 303 in Valley Cottage has drawn fans from miles around. When people heard Chef Henry (Hank) Hovorka, a Culinary Institute of America graduate was in charge of the menu, the stampede to sample his culinary delights in a unique Country Western ambiance began. Hank hasn't disappointed his fans. With names like To Beef or Not to Beef With Fries, a Roast Pork Mac and Cheese Stack

62


piled on toasted garlic bread with a maple whiskey reduction and Lobster Shepherds Pie, shelled lobster in a light vermouth cream, covered in truffle mash potatoes The

Whiskey Kitchen is getting a name for itself in culinary circles. TWK has an appreciation of great American Whiskeys, Craft Beers and the

talent for matching them with comfort food. A perfect example is TWK Poppers, that's jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese, wrapped in bacon and roasted. They're served to people right at the bar. If you're just grazing and salad is your thing, try The Wedge, TWK House or The Whiskey Duck Salad. All the ingredients are fresh and made in-house. The food satisfies the sophisticated palate or a simple palate. Foodies are always happy here. The owners are the same folks who owned Heather's and LuShane's in Nyack. You can order beer by the bucket. If you buy three beers you get the 4th free. They also sell Moonshine by Fire Fly. That's Corn Whiskey and White Lightning sold in Bell Jars. They started serving Bar Pizza with roasted peppers and garlic aioli. The Whiskey Kitchen has a seasonal menu and daily specials that are extremely reasonable. On Wild Wednesdays, wild game selections are served tasting style. They will do special orders if you give them three days notice. You can order Heritage Roasted 63


The Whiskey Kitchen Suckling Pig or have a Can Cooker Clam Bake. Families just love their Macaroni Mondays. On Week 1 you get Spaghetti with a trio of meat meatballs in a traditional red sauce. Week 2 is Linguini white clam sauce with bacon. Week 3 is Pappardelle pasta with wild boar ragu and Week 4 is Gnocchi with Gorgonzola sauce and crumbled lamb sausage. For the wee ones there are burgers, mac & cheese, TWK chicken fingers and grilled cheese. Beer connoisseurs and craft beer enthusiasts will love the wide selections they have at The Whiskey Kitchen. Names like Smutty Nose, Victory Golden Monkey, IPA (India Pale Ale), Troeg's Nugget Nectar, KuKa American Pale Ale and Southern Tier Farmer's Tan will bedazzle you with their labels and distinctive aromas and flavors. TWK is a great place to socialize and hear great country music. Bands like Acoustic Junkie Marco, Tied To The Trax and The Erin Elkins Band have headlined weekends, and upcoming this summer is The Amish Outlaws, The Mighty Spectrum and other well known bands. It's a great place to bring the family and celebrate a special occasion. Call 845-5353666 and ask about what they can do for your group. You can find them on Facebook and Instagram. You can email them at thewhiskeykitchen@gmail.com. 64

The Whiskey Kitchen’s new item - hot pepper ioli pizza. They have other creative pizzas every day.


A wonderful gift for Rivertown readers Special offer Rivertown’s favorite columnist now in paperback

Special deal - Only $9.95 (including postage) Send check to Rivertown, 5 Edge Water Lane, Haverstraw, NY 10927

65


Inside a British Mum’s Kitchen With Mary Callan

What’s red, white and blue - and delicious all over? July 4th parties, fireworks and fun are a highlight of the summer, but so often they involve a hot dog that tastes like plastic which is encased in a limp soggy bun. Not so fun. Why not upgrade your July 4th party food with these finger licking treats. Most of the preparation can be done in advance leaving you plenty of time to hang out your flags and cool your cocktails.

Above: Citrus and Herb Marinated Chicken Breasts. Below: Watermelon, Feta Cheese and Mint Bites.

Watermelon, Feta Cheese and Mint Bites

The secret to this very simple but sublimely delicious appetizer is the quality of ingredients. Precisely because there are so few ingredients it’s really important that you use the freshest and best quality ingredients you can find. The feta needs to be salty and zingy, the watermelon sweet and juicy, no moldy blueberries or shriveled mint leaves, only the best will do for this dish.

Slices of watermelon cut into cubes Best quality feta cheese, cut in cubes to match the size of the watermelon Fresh mint leaves A drizzle of best quality rich balsamic vinaigrette Cut the watermelon into bite size cubes, cut the feta to match the size of the watermelon. Place the feta on top of the watermelon, secure carefully with a wooden toothpick. Place a mint leaf and then a blue66

berry on top. Place on a serving platter, drizzle over a very small amount of balsamic vinegar and serve.

Citrus and Herb Marinated Chicken Breasts

If you can marinate the chicken a day in advance so much the better. If that’s just not an option even a few hours in advance

makes a big difference. The chicken becomes more tender and the flavors permeate. As always, fresh rather than dried herbs make all the difference. 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts For the marinade. Zest and juice of 2 lemons Zest and juice of 2 limes


At least 1 cup of fresh herbs, very finely chopped. A combination of mint, parsley, oregano and thyme would be lovely but use your favorite. 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 6 tablespoons olive oil Freshly ground black pepper Sea salt In a medium mixing bowl combine all the ingredients for the marinade except the olive oil. Whisk in the olive oil 1 tablespoon at a time until fully emulsified. If the chicken breasts are thick, place them between two sheets of parchment or wax paper and pound them until they are thin. They’ll cook quicker and be gorgeously tender. Place the chicken breasts into the marinade. Heat the grill. If you are using a grill pan

do not oil it as it will smoke. Wipe the excess marinade off the chicken breasts. Place them on the hot grill and cook for approximately 3-4 minutes per side depending on their thickness. Remove to a serving platter, squeeze a little more lemon juice over them, along with a sprinkle of salt. Allow them to rest for 5 minutes then serve garnished with fresh herbs.

Patriotic Berry Treats

This is a wonderful no bake dessert which takes about five minutes to prepare and I’ve never met anyone who didn’t love it. Use your favorite cookies, store bought meringue are great but really there are lots of options, amaretti, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin or shortbread to name a few. Fresh mint adds a lovely freshness.

1 packet of your favorite cookies, bro-

ken into crumbles 1 pint strawberries, raspberries and blueberries Zest and juice of half a lemon 8 oz heavy cream 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Wash the berries, cut the strawberries into halves or quarters depending on their size. Add the lemon zest and juice to the berries. Stir to combine and set aside. Place the cream and vanilla in a bowl and whip. In individual serving bowls or glasses, layer some cream, the berry mixture and top with some crumbled cookies. Repeat until the bowl or glass is full ending with some cream and top with a sprig of fresh mint. 67


68


Celebrate the Fourth with a bang!

Fireworks over Nyack. This beautiful photo was taken by Dr. Arnold Roufa at a previous July 4 celebration. Don’t miss this year’s event. The fireworks will be lighting up Memorial Park on July 4. For information about other towns and villages, check local websites.

69


It’s time to get even with your kids

By now, figuring that you have done serious thinking about your estate plan and intergenerational planning, you’ve done your basic wills, durable powers of attorney, living will and health care proxy. Perhaps you’ve implemented some trusts into your estate plan to further insure your assets go to whom you’ve decided best deserves them. You’ve made provisions for any special needs, bequests, and provisions. It’s all in place (it IS all in place, isn’t it?) and put in the drawer with all the other important paperwork. You’ve made arrangements for your spouse, partner or parents to be taken care of, and if you are like most of us, your ultimate desire is for your kids to evenly get the remainder of the estate when the second spouse or partner is now gone. Assuming you love all your children equally, your desire is to leave your estate to them equally as well. Will it actually work out that way? Let’s take a closer look… Let’s first look at the classification of your assets: are they qualified or non-qualified? Qualified means that the money is before tax money i.e. - IRA, 401(k), Tax Sheltered Annuity, Pension Plan money, etc. Non qualified means the money has

70

Tales from the Chestnut Tree

By Neal A. Deutsch, CFP

already been taxed i.e.- savings accounts, investments, etc. One of the common mistakes I see when folks come to me to review their plan is that the beneficiary designation in the qualified money is in contradiction with the instructions in the will. Now, this is big- pay attention- regardless of the instructions in your will, direct beneficiary designations on your IRA or qualified paperwork will always override your stated wishes in your will. Got that? That means that regardless of what you said when you drafted your will in regard to who you care to leave your money to, when you filled out your IRA or pension paperwork you designated a beneficiary-that’s who will get the money regardless of what you said in your will. Your beneficiaries named in your qualified paperwork MUST act in unison with your will, otherwise havoc may ensue. I’ve seen old IRA’s that had a former spouse as the beneficiary, of which the owner never changed. Think about it… Now, it’s time to get even with your kids - but not in the way you are thinking. You’ve done the above, divided the estate equally, and all the kids or beneficiaries get their equal amount- or will they?

For example, let’s say you have 3 kids. You did your will, and ultimately, your wish is to leave it all evenly. But, let’s take a step back…what if during your lifetime, you helped one of the children financially. Perhaps it was an occupational pursuit, down payment for their first house, helping one with some bills…whatever the cause, you gave more to one over the others during your lifetime. The ultimate result is if the estate is split evenly between the three, including the money you laid out during your lifetime to one of the three, that child ends up with more than the others. Is it fair? Regardless of what you may think, remember that you won’t be here to explain why child one ended up more financially assisted than the other two. Nothing splits up a loving family like money issues, so here’s how you solve this issue. Amend your will to include a clause that says that before the estate is to be split up amongst the kids, all advances are to be taken into account. Keep a log as to all advances, and keep it with your will. Once you are gone and the estate is to be distributed, all advances will be construed as an advance against their portion of their inheritance. Hence, upon the division and distribution of assets after you are gone, ultimately all children or beneficiaries will truly get their fair share. This will avoid having any of your children feeling slighted or less loved or assisted, and you will be remembered in a loving, fair memory. You don’t want to be remembered as favoring one beneficiary over another, and since you won’t be here to defend your actions, they will be perceived by your kids however they choose. So, here’s a way to “get even with your kids” in the ultimately loving way by treating them all equally…or just spend it all and party, party, party!

Neal A. Deutsch is a Certified Financial Planner TM & Registered Securities Principal, offering securities through First Allied Securities, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Neal is President of Chestnut Investment Group in Suffern, NY, helping people with financial planning since 1984. Please feel free to call Neal at 845.369.0016 or email him with your questions at neald@chestnutinvestment.com. Visit his website at www.chestnutinvestment.com


Wine Talk

By Sandi and Bonnie

Owners of Nyack Wine Cellar

So, now that we know all fifty states in our country produce wine what kind of wine would you expect to find in Florida? How about North Dakota or Wisconsin? Better yet, how about Hawaii? Pineapple wine anyone?? Everyone is familiar with wine produced in California, Oregon, Washington and New York State. The great majority of these areas use vitis vinifera grapes for wine production. California is world famous for Cabernet and Chardonnay. Oregon is arguably the best area outside of Burgundy France for top notch Pinot Noir. The state of Washington with its long days of abundant sunshine turns out deep, rich satisfying Cabernet. New York State has worked magic with Finger Lake Riesling and Long Island Merlot. Quite honestly, I became curious about the types of wine available in various parts of our country while we were planning a trip to Florida. Since we always seek out wineries to visit when traveling I thought it would be interesting to see what Florida had to offer. As it turns out it’s mostly fruit based wines though there is a Sicilian family operating a traditional winery in Bradenton. Apparently they produce a very good white wine using the Muscadine grape. However, they are the exception. That should not stop you from seeking out wineries as you travel throughout our country. It’s always an adventure and you can find some very pleasant surprises. If you’re in the Burlington Bonnie and Sandi Vermont area the Shelburne Winery produces excellent ice wines as well as very good Riesling and Cabernet Franc. Most of their wines are made from hybrid grapes developed to withstand the frigid Vermont winters. Be sure to taste their Marquette (red) and the Louise Swenson (white). Another New England winery is Sakonnet in Little Compton Rhode Island. In addition to ice wine they also make wines using traditional varietals including Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer. Slightly closer to home is Tomasello winery in Hammonton New Jersey. It’s a pleasant stop on the way to or from Atlantic City or Cape May. They make an astonishing array of wines including fruit wines, traditional varietals and also appeal to visitors who enjoy their wines on the sweet side, offering proprietary labels such as Daffodil White, Winter Chill White and Summer Solstice Rosé. Their Cabernets, Cab Francs and Chardonnay have all won awards so they are actually a serious winery that also has broad appeal. You might notice a common theme runs through these wineries and that is the ‘special event” appeal. Many of these wineries tend to be located in beautiful settings and are the perfect venue for weddings and other unique celebrations. The “business” of wine has expanded and wine tourism is generating plenty of cash flow. Modern tasting rooms are beautifully designed to transport the visitor on a journey through the romance of wine. Purists may look askance at these commercialized ventures with their logo imprinted merchandise but if you approach with an open mind you just might feel the start of a smile as you relax and soak in the atmosphere.

Find out how YOU can get a story written about your business Call 845.353.2935 or e-mail nyrivertown@aol.com

71


I remember standing at the bottom of the stairs going up to my Grandmother’s apartment, she looking down with her hello face, us looking up that long, very steep last flight with hungry faces, and me saying, ‘what’s for dessert?’ (never mind “hello”), hoping it would be her wonderful cake filled with strawberries and bananas and whipped cream. It was the best part of our visit, and since strawberries are in season, and bananas are so good for most everyone, I thought I’d dedicate this column to my dear MorMor (Mother’s Mother in Norwegian, but we called her Moo Moo for short, ok it was a kid thing) who I loved so dearly. She climbed three sets of stairs to get to her apartment, back and forth to work until she was 83, and I’d like to think those strawberries and bananas helped it happen. In summer we couldn’t wait for strawberry festivals, where you’d get the juicy strawberries piled on top of a cobbler, (who spit out his nails in protest, ok I’m kidding), but it’s the only way in my opinion and I will still drive an hour to find it done that New England way, ask Paula who has to put up with this. So even though we’re talkin’ sugar and cream here, we can’t stop livin’ (how folksy I am) so enjoy the somewhat redeeming features of the great fruit anyway and don’t have 2 shortcakes, just one Ollie. We begin at the beginning to begin; the benefits of bananas. If you work outside and get mosquito bites, throw the banana in someone’s path and rub the inside of the banana peel on them, the bites that is, which may help or make you look like an idiot, but there it is. Ok, eat the banana first if you must, OR, eat 2 bananas before you exercise, burp, yes, 2 according to some researchers somewhere, and it will boost your energy for your hour and a half workout, or whatever workout you like to work out. Why? Your little banana (no offense guys) has glucose, sucrose, and fructose. All those sugars are like rocket fuel for the athlete in you, which is in there somewhere, look around, you’ll find it stored under “kid”, so do whatever you did then; biking, swimming, pillow fighting, whatever. But if you haven’t moved in 10 years, 72

What a banana!!!

The ABC’s of Health and Nutrition By Dr. Joanne T. Gjelsten

either off the couch or moved your bowels, bananas can help unless you’re impacted; lotsa fiber Phyllis. If the only moving you’ve done is lifting too many beer glasses, a banana milkshake can rehydrate you, restore blood sugar, and calm your hung over gut which may hang over your belt after too many belts. Of course heartburn may result in all that making merry, so a banana, which is a natural antacid could help, or make you puke, which may also help. And speaking of alcoholics, besotted Uncle Uff-da can benefit from bananas; they are high in B vitamins, which can be very, very, (very) low in over-imbibers. Low B’s can make ‘ya nervous, Nellie, and the relaxing effect of bananas are due to their tryptophan content, a precursor to serotonin which calms you down, or it can lift depression in some folks after just one or 30, whichever comes first. They may help coat the stomach and soothe ulcers too. Anemic folks, those low in iron anyway as there are different kinds of anemia, may want to eat bananas as they stimulate the production of hemoglobin, a blood part, Vlad. And pregnant people, usually women, with morning sickness may find some relief eating bananas between meals. They may also cool those persons off, as they do in Thailand, who thinks of bananas as a “cooling fruit”. Cool. But they’re not just for the tired anemic nervous alcoholic constipated pregnant athletes, no, students in England who included in their breakfast, break and lunch, potassium rich bananas were more alert; likely to ward off any more bananas coming their way from those whacko researchers. Their blood pressure was probably up from all those exams until they had bananas, which likely helped lower it due

to their high potassium, no salt content. The Food and Drug Administration has allowed the industry to make claims about reducing the risk of stroke due to high pressure, in the blood that is. Strawberries do help as well for the same reason. Bananas are a great fruit, with protein, vitamin A, iron, potassium; refrigeration not required, in its own packaging, I’m eating one now; we like to peel and freeze them for a great snack! Add them to strawberries, also rich in potassium in case you missed it up there a sentence ago, and fiber and you’ve got a healthy alternative to the gooey desserts of my youth! To pick good strawberries, part of the rose family, they should be sniffed unless you have sniffles, and should be sweet and floral and smell like strawberries. Don’t go by redness alone, as redness happens even after picking, but the polyphenols in this red pigment are antioxidants, they can help lower CRP, an inflammation marker in the blood AND, ladies here’s a study worth looking at! Harvard Researchers found that women who ate strawberries 3 times per week had a lower risk of heart attack! This is perhaps due to their anthocyanin content, which can help blood flow by reducing plaque build-up from inflammation in arteries. Anthocyanins stimulate burning stored fat for fuel, even if it is stored it in the arteries. There’s more Martha. The flavonoid content in strawberries can help the body to interfere with the stages of development of cancer cells in breast, esophagus and cervix. On the home stretch…one small cup gives you more vitamin C than an orange. You get some iodine and folate and copper, biotin, phosphorus for us, magnesium, B-6, and some omegas too! They can be added to everything! We use them in oatmeal, in yogurt, in our drinks. You can add them chopped, to your bruschetta, and chicken and salads; anywhere! What’s for dessert? Strawberries and bananas you banana! See this again for the first time at www.GoDrJo.com.


Blauvelt Free Library ADULT PROGRAMS A Star-Spangled Celebration | Saturday, July 5, 6pm departure. The Friends of the Blauvelt Free Library invite you on a trip to Avery Fisher Hall to experience the annual Independence Weekend performance of the New York Philharmonic in works by Gershwin, Sousa and more. They will be joined by The U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps. Copland’s Clarinet Concerto will be performed with guest soloist, Mark Nuccio, while popular classics, Strike up the Band, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, and Stars & Stripes Forever will be offered under the entertaining, able direction of Bramwell Tovey. Cost is $65, including transport by coach bus. Payment is due in person at the library at registration, by cash or check. Bus loads at 5:45 pm; curtain time is 8 pm. Limit 45 people. Please call Barry at the library (845 359-2811) for availability, as subscriptions could be filled before this issue of Rivertown is distributed. Phone Alice Ryan for info at 845 398-3590. Classic Movie | Tuesday, July 22, 12 pm. Paul Kaufman introduces The Best Years of Our Lives (NR), 172 min., at noon. This 1946 film starring Federic March, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy and Teresa Wright illustrates the difficulties met by returning veterans to a society weary of war. Winner of 9 Academy Awards, including an Honorary Oscar awarded to non-professional, Harold Russell, who was also the surprise winner of Best Supporting Actor statuette. Coffee and tea are provided, and Linda Kaufman brings tasty baked sweets. Free. Art Talk: The Hudson River School | Sunday, July 20, 2 pm. Artist/educator, Suzanne Altman offers the third in her series of art programs at the library. Paintings of the Hudson River School examines America’s first major art movement, featuring romantic 19th century landscapes of the breathtaking Hudson River Valley, many of which can be viewed in museums nearby. Please call the library at 845 359-2811 to register for this event. Free. Defensive Driving | Monday + Tuesday, July 28 + 29, 10 am - 1 pm. Arthur Aldrich, publisher of Our Town News, presents a safe driving course through the Empire Safety Council in two consecutive daytime sessions. Attendees can qualify for up to 10% discounts on their auto insurance. Cost is $30, by check made out to A. Aldrich. Call the library at 845 359-2811 to register. All ages of drivers welcome. Citi Field Tour | Day and date TBA. The Friends of the Blauvelt Library are planning a bus trip to discover the amazin’ home of the NY Mets via a guided tour. Call the library at 845 359-2811 to learn more. YOUTH PROGRAMS Scientific Fun with Marybeth | Tuesdays, 3:30 pm. July 1: Make slug juice and fake snot. July 8: An ocean in a bottle. July 15: Hovercrafts and defying gravity. July 22: Make an electrical circuit, and light up an LED bulb. July 29: Floating oranges

The Guide

and wedge boats. Ages 5 - 9. Limit 15. Call to register for this and all Summer Reading Club programs at 845 359-2811. StoryCraft | Every Wednesday + Thursday from 2 - 3 pm. Join us for stories, puppets, songs, and a craft. Ages 2 ½ - 5, in the Children’s Room. TAWK: Teens at Work Klub | Tuesday, July 1, 4 pm. Gather in the library to advise Marybeth on programs, books and media you think we should have. Snacks, too! 845 359-2811 to register. Grades 6 – 12. Dog Care StoryCraft | Tuesdays, July 8 + 15, 10:30 - 11:15 am . Learn all about dogs and make a dog-related craft. Grades K - 1. Limit 8. Please register.. Tipi Decorating with Janet | Wednesday, July 9, 4:30 pm. Make Native American style decorations and pin them to the library’s genuine, full-size Tipi! Ages 7-10. Limit 12. Please register. Meet Caleb the White Donkey – in Person! with Margie | Thursday, July 10, 3:30 pm. Hear stories about donkeys, and maybe Caleb will give you a ride! All ages. Please register. Kids’ Moovie + Poopcorn | Friday, July 11 at 3:30 pm. Build your day with The Lego Movie (PG) 100 min. Ages 6 + up. “An ordinary Lego construction worker joins a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.” Popcorn, too! Sing and Dance with Mr. Kurt | Monday July 14, 7 pm. Kurt Gallagher brings silly songs, funny props, dancing – and bubbles! Ages 1 – 7. Limit 45. Call to register. T-Shirt Printing with Janet | Wednesday, July 16, 4:30 pm. Use leaves to stamp a nature-themed tee. Ages 8 -13. Limited to 15. Play Wii U Games | Thursday July 17, 4:30 pm. Play your friends and show off your mad Wii skillz. Ages 7- 11. Just drop in. Legomania Lego Club | Friday, July 18, 2 -3 pm. Bring your own Legos, or use ours. Any Lego donations are welcome. Ages 6 + up. Meets in the Children’s Room. Kids’ Moovie + Poopcorn | Friday, July 18 at 3:30 pm. The Pirate Fairy (G) 78 min. Ages 5 + up.” Tinker Bell leaves Pixie Hollow to retrieve the Blue Pixie Dust taken by Zarina to the pirates of Skull Rock.” Who Let the Dogs In? with Wendy | Tuesdays, July 22 + 29, 10:30 am. Read to Certified Therapy Dogs, Megan and Maizie. Register for one of eight, 15-minute time slots. Grades 1 – 5. CheckMates Chess Club | Wednesday, July 23 from 4 - 5 pm. Bring your brainpower! We’ll provide the chessboard and pieces. Ages 7 and up. Meets in the Children’s Room. Taco Night with Debbie | Wednesday, July 23, 4

- 5pm. Make your own tasty soft tacos. Ages 1114. Limit 12. Call to register. Magic Tree House Book Club | Thursday July 24 at 4:30 pm. A chat and game about Book # 35: Night of the New Magicians. Ages 7 to 9. Please register. Craft Club with Juliet | Friday, July 25 at 1:30 pm. Make duct tape flip-flops. Ages 7 - 9. Limited to 12. Please register. Kids’ Moovie + Poopcorn | Friday, July 25 at 3:30 pm. Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles (NR) 44 min. Ages 6 + up.” Yoda leads the Jedi in a desperate fight to stop Darth Sidious and his minions from creating a new super-weapon that could crush the Republic and win the war for the forces of Evil.” Jewelry Making with Kim| Wednesday, July 30, 6:30 pm. Craft mini-eraser charm bracelets and matching earrings. Ages 9-13. Limited to 15. Please register. Bookin’ with the Big Bad Wolf with Carolyn | Thursday, July 31, 10:30 am. Listen to wolf tales and make a wolf puppet. Ages 2 ½ - 4. Limited to 20. Please register.

Edward Hopper House 82 North Broadway, Nyack. 845 358 0774. www.edwardhopperhouse.org. EXHIBITIONS “Grace de Coeur…” Watercolors by Josephine Nivison Hopper from the Sanborn Collection. Dates: April 19 – October 19. Location: The Arthayer and RuthSanborn Gallery. Curator: Elizabeth Thompson Colleary. Josephine Nivison Hopper (1883-1968) was an established and respected artist in New York City prior to her marriage in 1924 to Edward Hopper (1882-1967), a childless union that would endure for forty-three years. Her paintings were shown in prestigious exhibitions with the most admired European and American Modernists of the day, among them Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Stuart Davis, and Pablo Picasso. Late in her life, she gave the watercolors included in this exhibition to her friend and confidant, Rev. Arthayer Sanborn, for safekeeping and in gratitude for his kindness in caring for her and for Edward toward the end of their lives. At the time, despite her travails and setbacks as a devoted wife, and by then an overlooked artist, she retained her cheerful persona. Indeed, in looking back on her work, Jo, who, like her husband was a lifelong Francophile, described her works as “sacred relics of a grace de coeur (grace of heart)…they have a certain innocence et noble orgueil (and noble pride).” The discovery in 2000 of the trove of watercolors,

73


journals, and personal papers that Rev. Sanborn had kept for more than thirty years lead to the discovery of more works by Jo at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and for the first time it was possible to reconstruct her creative life as a dynamic artist in her own right. In the ensuing years, more works by Jo have surfaced and have been exhibited, and the importance of her role as a painting companion and muse in her two-artist marriage is finally coming to the fore. As an accomplished artist who eagerly embraced the most current Modernist styles of the day, much more so than her husband did, Jo captured in her vibrant and lyrical watercolors favored objects and sunny views of the scenic locales that she and Edward often painted side by side. They truly express her “grace of heart” and happily, due to the efforts of her friend, Rev. Sanborn, they have come down to us so that Jo’s artistic legacy can now be appreciated, studied, and fully recognized. This exhibition is made possible with support from: Cynthia Aherne; ARTWILL; Jo and Peter Baer; Kris Burns of Festoon on Hudson; Connie Coker, CNM LM, Integral Women's Wellness; Mary Ekmalian; Maria Luisa Boutique; Gretchen Reinheimer Design, LLC; Donna Riley; Philip L. Sanborn and the Arthayer R. Sanborn Hopper Collection Trust; and Jen Laird White. Josephine Nivison Hopper: Tree Studies. Dates: April 19 – October 19. Location: Sanborn Gallery. Curator: Elizabeth Thompson Colleary Early in her career, while studying with American Impressionist Ambrose Webster in Provincetown, MA, Josephine Nivison Hopper began to paint en plein air (outdoors), as the French Impressionists had. It was a practice she continued throughout her life, often with her husband, Edward, painting by her side. The Sanborn Collection has preserved an important body of these plein airwatercolors, and they are presented in the Sanborn Gallery at the Edward Hopper House from April 19 through October 19, 2014. This series of tree studies, with their rich colors and fluid brushwork, show Jo Hopper at her best. Jo wrote about her painting process as she worked on her tree studies and "bonded" with her subjects, often naming specific trees as she described their attributes and characters. These ruminations by Jo will provide new insight into her work and her contributions to the focus on process that was key to the development of American Modernism. Melanie Rothschild: Paint & Air. Dates: June 21 – August 17, 2014. Main Gallery. Edward Hopper House Art Center is pleased to present Melanie Rothschild: Paint & Air, an exhibition that highlights process of painting at its most basic level. Melanie Rothschild is a self-taught artist and a native of Los Angeles. For over two decades her functional pieces have been sold in galleries and museum stores across the U.S. In 2007, she began the Paint and Air series, which heralded a major shift in her work. The series was born from a mis74

take, when a gallon of spilled paint dried and came up in one glorious piece. Just paint and the air transformed the spilled mess from liquid to solid, creating an entirely new starting point for Rothschild. This "mistake" fed what was already a deep interest in the nature of the creative process and resulted in Rothschild pursuing a graduate degree in the study of creativity and, specifically, a focused interest in the role of mistakes both in the creative process as well as our perceptions about mistakes in our greater life experience. “We miss out on so much potential when we obsess about mistakes. Understanding which things require perfection and when the freedom from worrying about mistakes can greatly enhance our lives, is critical.” Her strong beliefs about art and creativity being an inherent right of all human beings and not something which is accessible only to an elite few propelled her to write. The Art of Mistakes: Unexpected Painting Techniques and the Practice of Creative Thinking is being published by F+W Media and will be out in October 2014. She considers moxie, an irreverent nature and respect for mistakes to be the tools of her trade. Melanie has a master's degree in the Study of Creativity from Buffalo State College and a bachelor's in Ethnic Arts, with an emphasis in anthropology, from UCLA. Mark Attebery: Twist and Shout – Sculpture in the Garden. Date: Summer 2014. Sculpture returns to the garden of the Edward Hopper House this summer with the installation of a new work by multi-media artistMark Attebery. Inspired by biological sources and the graceful naturalism of the material, the forged and welded steel sculpture, entitled Twist and Shout, reveals Attebery’s interest in exploring slow growth, the world beneath surface skins and life energy coursing through metal. Before moving to New York, Attebery worked in California in professional photography, furniture design and stained & painted glass. He has over one hundred glass works installed throughout California.

Haverstraw King’s Daughters Library Monday, July 7. MEALS ON WHEELS. Joanna Tower, Community Outreach Coordinator for Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland, Inc., will be here to speak about the NEW* programs and services that Meals on Wheels offer to seniors in Rockland County. She will discuss the Homebound Meal program, Magnolia Meals to those facing breast cancer, the Meals on Wheels Senior Centers, the Adult Learning Center and the Bobbi Lewis Adult Day Center. Any questions you may have will be answered. Bring a friend! 4 – 6pm Monday & Tuesday, July 7 & 8. 6-HOUR DEFENSIVE DRIVING. Sponsored by the Empire Safety Council. In-person registration only. A

check in the amount of $23 made payable to IAN PRASTIEN is due at the time of registration. You must attend both sessions in order to receive credit and save on your insurance. 5:45 – 8:45pm Wednesday, July 16. ELDER-LAW PART 2: GETTING YOU HOUSE IN ORDER. Thinking about your own funeral leaves most people feeling a little uneasy, but more adults are finding that preplanning a funeral offers great emotional and even financial security for them and their families. With preplanning, families find comfort in knowing that the funeral reflects what their loved one wanted. It also gives them peace of mind to not have to make important decisions at a stressful time. Meet with attorney Sonia Burgos-Crannage and Funeral Director, Kathleen Vandervoort to discuss this important matter. 1:00pm Thursday, July 17. FOOD FOR THOUGHT BOOK CLUB. Do you… love to eat good food in the company of interesting people? Have dozens of cookbooks but only use a single recipe from them all? Tired of recycling the same dishes week after week? If so, READ ON. Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library is starting a cookbook book club! Each month members pick a theme for the next month’s meeting. At the meeting, attendees explain their dishes, where they got the recipe, what worked and what didn’t. Email your recipe to Karen Romaner who will print them out and make packets everyone can read as they try the dishes and then take the recipes home. You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to participate in FOOD FOR THOUGHT. This is the perfect opportunity for novices to challenge themselves and learn from more experienced cooks, and for experienced cooks to show off and share their amazing skills. 1:00pm Tuesday, July 22. SHIRA, THE PET PSYCHIC. Ever wonder what your pet is saying when it barks, meows, chirps, squeaks, or otherwise "talks" to you? Here is your chance to find out. Pet psychic Shira will look at a picture of your pet and tell you how it feels and what it wants you to know. The event is limited to 25 families; one reading per family. Registration begins on June 16th for HKDPL cardholders (you must have your library card with you to register). Registration for the general public begins on July 8th. 6:30pm Saturday, July 26. SALADS, SALADS, SALADS. Summer is here and produce is 'aplenty! Kim Hendrickson will demo 6 different salads that will improve your current salad repertoire AND make your life even healthier because these salads will include both ancient grains (farro/barley/quinoa) and seeds (hemp/sunflower/chia). Kim will talk about the nutritional value of the ingredients while you taste them all. Recipes will be handed out. There is a $3 non-refundable fee due at the time of registration. 1:00pm Wednesday, August 13 NATIONAL GALLERY, WASHINGTON, DC: SUMMER VISITORS, EDGAR DEGAS & MARY CASSATT. Art Historian Irene Wisoff will present a slide-Lecture of Frenchman


Edgar Degas and American Mary Cassatt. These two formed an unusual friendship. This exhibit focuses on their portrayal of modern life in Paris during the impressionist era – representing women working or enjoying leisure activities. 1:00pm Tuesday, August 19. COOKING WITH CHEF SHAWN. Enjoy the bounty of summer vegetables with Chef Shawn. In-person registration begins on July 14th for HKDPL cardholders. Registration for the general public begins on August 5th. There is a $2.00 non-refundable fee due at the time of registration. 6:30pm SUMMER FILM SERIES: To some he is Indiana Jones. To others he is Han Solo. To us, he is just pretty spectacular. Harrison Ford has had a long and illustrious career, yet he is usually only associated with those two roles - there are, however, plenty of other unappreciated performances that deserve more recognition. Join us this summer as we celebrate the career of Harrison Ford Monday, July 14 Frisco Kid (1979) A Polish rabbi wanders through the Old West on his way to lead a synagogue in San Francisco. On the way he is nearly burnt at the stake by Indians and almost killed by outlaws. 114 mins Monday, July 21 Blade Runner (1982) A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. 117 mins Monday, July 28 Witness (1985) A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial. 112 mins Monday, August 4 Frantic (1988) In a hotel room in Paris, a doctor comes out of the shower and finds that his wife has disappeared. He soon finds himself caught up in a world of intrigue, espionage, gangsters, drugs and murder. 120 mins Monday, August 11 Air Force One (1997) Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them. 124 mins. Monday, August 18 42 (2013) The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. 128 mins. Monday, August 25 Fugitive (1993) Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt. (130 mins) MOVIES WILL BE SHOWN AT 1:00 & 6:30 SENIOR ART SHOW - Adult artists age 55 and over are invited to display one ready-to-hang painting, drawing, or photograph in our Art Gallery during the month of October. Please bring your artwork to Karen Romaner in the Adult Services Department on September 22 between 10:00am and 8:30pm. Please attach a 3” x 5” index card to the back of your work and provide the following: name, phone number, title of piece, medium, and whether or not you want this information pub-

lished in our brochure (mark the card “publish” or “private”). An artist reception will be held in our Community Room on Monday, October 2 at 1:00pm FALL BUS TRIP: MADAVA FARMS MAPLE SYRUP EXPERIENCE. Tuesday, October 7th. Tour the country’s most advanced maple syrup facility, and taste why Crown Maple’s certified organic syrup has been called quite possibly the purest on earth and featured on both the Martha Stewart Show and NBC’s morning show Today. Madava Farms is an absolutely beautiful backdrop for a memorable experience. Have a delicious farm fresh meal prepared especially for you by Crown Maple’s Culinary Institute of America Chef. Savor a guided three-stage tasting in a newly designed tasting room which offers a full view into Crown Maple’s hand bottling and sugar making operation. Shop for some freshly bottled syrup and other delicious treats to take home. Price $80 for HKDPL cardholders and $85.00 for the general public.

New City Library GUITAR: A SIMPLE APPROACH TO STARTING Wednesdays, July 9, 16 and 23 at 1:00 PM. Musician Steve “Bag” Weissberg works with beginners to help them develop simple techniques and approaches. Limited registration. Call 634-4997, ext 139. WARM UP AMERICA - Mondays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28 and August 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 10 AM. Crocheters and knitters will create items to be donated to county non-profit organizations. OUTDOOR CONCERT: AND ALL THAT JAZZ Saturday, July 12 at 2:00 PM. Vocalist Susan King and pianist Steven Wright present an afternoon of Broadway, Jazz and cabaret tunes. HERB GARDENING - Monday, July 14 at 2:00 PM Master gardener Jan Krasilovsky of Rockland’s Cornell Cooperative Extension shares some of the fun facts as well as the practical aspects of herb gardens. DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF VACCINES Tuesday, July 15 at 7:00 PM. Researcher Bruce Green, PhD, explores how vaccines are developed, how they work and how they are administered. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS & PREVENTION - Wednesday, July 16 at 7:00 PM. Legal Services of the Hudson Valley’s Domestic Violence Unit will talk about how to identify and assist victims. OUTDOOR CONCERT: PEACE, LOVE AND LITERATURE - Saturday, July 19 at 2:00 PM. NY HarmonyDriven Acoustic Duo, the Levins, bring their unique uplifting lyrics, melodies and vocal harmonies to their original songs. BOOK TALK: SKETCHING GUANTANAMO Wednesday, July 23 at 7:00 PM. Artist Janet Hamlin discusses her book Sketching Guantanamo that includes drawings and insightful text into the military courts of Guantanamo. COOKING CLASS: RISOTTO - Wednesday, July 30 at 12:00 PM. Chef Marcello Russodivito of Marcellos Restaurant instructs in how to prepare a perfect risotto. Samples will be served. Limited registration. Call 634-4997, ext. 139. LOCAL TOUR: CROPSEY COMMUNITY FARM July 31 at 11 AM. Explore the Rockland Farm

Alliance’s operation in New City. Enjoy lunch on the farm. Fee: $10. Participants meet at the farm. Limited registration. Call 634-4997, ext 139. The following exhibits will be on display in July: For the Love of Animals: Photographs Taken with Love, Jane Aguilar Murphy. The Realist Art of David Jermann, landscape and still life Nyack Library Shakespeare Discussion Group - Every Monday from 4:00-5:30pm - This informal group reads aloud and discusses all things Shakespeare. For anyone who's just curious, seriously addicted, or wants to brush up their knowledge FREE Assistance with NYS Health Insurance Programs - BY APPOINTMENT. Every Monday from 5:00-7:00 by Appointment - Learn how to apply for the available NYS Health Insurance Programs- Facilitated enrollment CALL FOR APPOINTMENT: (845)364-2773 BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS Fiction The first Wednesday of each month, at 7:00 pm - July 2: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler Nonfiction The first Thursday of each month, at 2:00 pm - July 3: The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel Book and Pub - A book club geared toward 20 & 30somethings. Location in a different local bar every month (21 and over only). July: Want Not, by Jonathal Miles. The Playhouse Market on Tuesday July 15 at 7:00pm. Poets Circle - June 16, at 7pm. The group would meet once a month, every third Monday for the purpose of sharing poems and receiving constructive feedback. This would not be a class but a place to receive encouragement and support for ongoing work. Facilitated by Jim Glaser. Please Register Space is Limited. www.nyacklibrary.org or call (845)358-3370 ext.214 Nyack Toastmasters - Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:45pm Central Staircase & Circ Galleries: Liza AltmanLiza started early by copying old masters and calendar photographs, she works in acrylics and graphite. Preferring the flexibility of acrylics, which can mimic either oils or watercolor, Liza works on paper or board. “I’m perfectly old-style,” she says “because the more detail I can work into the picture the more satisfied I am.” CRC, Blue & LL Galleries & Klay Gallery Exhibit Case: Franklin Castro Two-part Botanical Drawing Workshop - Using colored pencils and working from direct observation, you will learn about color theory, and get tips on blending, and shading. Presented by Cayla Morganstern, Certified Art Teacher, currently teaching at Rockland Center for the Arts. Date: Thursday, July 17 and July 24, 7:00 pm Create a Notebook/Sketchbook Cover Make your own notebook or sketchbook cover out of recycled materials. Presented by Anne Shaw, Human Resource Specialist, Nyack Library. Please bring your own sciss o r s . Date: Saturday, July 12, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Carnegie Concerts Series - July 12, 7:30 pm. Beethoven: The Symphonies-DEFIANT BEETHOVEN.

75


Symphony No.1 in C major, Op.21; Symphony No.2 in D minor, Op.36. July 26, 7:30 pm - Beethoven: The SymphoniesHeroic Beethoven. Symphony No.3 in E-flat major, Op.55 'Eroica'; Symphony No.4 in B-flat major, Op.60 Tickets: In Advance: $20 Adult, $18 Seniors & Students, $15 member. At the Door: $25 Adult, $22 Seniors & Students, $18 member. By online at www.carnegieconcerts.org and at the Library Circulation Desk. Nyack Library card-holders receive member ticket discount. Children's June 30-August 15 - FIZZ-BOOM-READ. 2104 New York State Summer Reading Program- The Summer Reading Program, for children ages 5-11, is a seven week series of free activities the revolve around reading and this year's theme, Fizz Boom Read! Please drop by the Children's Room, call us at (845)358-3370 ext. 228, or visit our website www.nyacklibrary.org for more information about the Summer Reading Program and our Special Events! Teens A Taste of Computer Programming With "SCRATCH" - July, 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 6:30 pm. In this class series, we introduce the basics of programming with Scratch, a programming language that allows you to create integrative animations, and games without having to learn a syntax. With Scratch, you program with building blocks-a bit like programming with Legos. Hip Hop Fitness - Tuesdays at 4:00 pm. July, 1, 8, 15,& 20. Hip Hop dance your way into good health with an hour long cardio dance fitness class including warmup, toning, and ending with a relaxing cooldown. Community Service Opportunity Volunteer Squad - Thursdays 9:00am-1:00pm. July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28. For those who wish to get a head start on their community service hours for school, we will coordinate two 2-hour shifts of two volunteers every Thursday in July and August. The Nyack Library Teen Room will track your hours, possible assisting at the Nyack Farmers Market, reading stories or coordinating a food drive for People to People. Grab a friend and help your community! Contact the Teen Room for more information.

Rivertown Film Wednesday, July 9 – 8:00 PM at Nyack Center LE WEEK-END. Directed by Roger Michell. With Lindsay Duncan, Jim Broadbent, Jeff Goldblum. UK / France, 2013, 93 minutes, rated “R”. A frank look at the regrets and underappreciated rewards of timeworn love and companionship during a 30th anniversary weekend in Paris. Meg and Nick travel from London and bounce between harmony and discord. At very different places in their lives and psyches, they each confront a catalyst in the form of a former college buddy, and they are finally able to step aside and take a broader view of their marriage. “The film is imbued with an engaging mix of warmth and prickliness by the lovely, lived-in performances of Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan.” – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday, July 23 – 8:00 PM at Nyack Center PARTICLE FEVER. Directed by Mark Levinson. USA, 2013, 99 minutes, documentary. The multinational

76

physicists at Switzerland’s Large Hadron Collidor may be perceived as dorky by the outside world, but in this winning documentary we get to know them—their good humor, their personalities and profiles. What they’re pursuing is the elusive “Higgs boson”—or the “God particle.” Thrilling animated sequences inform us just what this is, in an exhilarating science lesson that’s neither dumbed down nor tarted up. “It's jawdroppingly cool stuff, explained with admirable clarity by an affable physicist tour guide, David E. Kaplan, and wedded to the tale of a massive technological undertaking like nothing [before] in history. (‘The biggest machine ever built by human beings,’ as one scientist puts it.) And it’s flat-out thrilling.” – Trey Graham, NPR

Rose Memorial Library Book a Librarian, by appointment only. Do you need one-on-one help with your computer? Are you afraid of going to a class and feeling overwhelmed? Do you have a specific computer program or function that you want to learn? Call Jennifer at 845-786-2100 ext. 13 to set up a one hour meeting. Bring your computer or tablet or device. The library has laptops to use as well. Sewing and Tension - Science and Craft, Thursday, July 3rd at 4:00. People have been sewing for thousands of years. How did they figure out how to take something 2 dimensional and make it 3 dimensional? What is tension and how can you use that to your advantage in making things? We will provide needles, thread and felt to experiment with sewing. Ages 9-18. Read to Feed Meeting, Monday, July 7th at 4:00. Read to Feed is a project started by the Heifer Foundation. With this program, participants would seek out sponsors who will donate money for every book, page or hour that you read. Then you read like crazy. At the end of the summer, your sponsor will pay you according to how much you’ve read. The money raised with go to help people in need by purchasing them a cow, or chickens or alpacas or to plant trees. http://www.heifer.org/ Ages 9 and up! World of Fandom, Tuesday, July 8th at 4:00 Gaming, movies, TV and books! Bring in your fan obsession to share and talk about with other likeminded teens. Snacks will be provided. Friends of the Library Meeting, Tuesday, July 8th at 6:30. We sure could use your help! We will be opening our book store on Saturdays over the summer. Would you like to spend time with books and friends? Also, we are planning some really interesting fundraisers! Reading Buddies, Every Wednesday from July 9th to August 13th from 4:30 – 5. Do you have a little one who enjoys reading? How about reading to a teenager! Or perhaps they would like to be read to. Join our volunteer teens in this short and fun program all about reading. Teen Action Group Meeting, Wednesday, July 9th at 5:00. How are you going to volunteer this summer? Come to this meeting to be the first in line to choose fun and easy volunteer positions through the library. We will have pizza! Chemical Reactions!, Thursday, July 10 at 4:00. What happens when you mix everyday household chemicals together? Very exciting things! Let's mess around with some basic chemicals to see what will

happen. Ages 8 and up! Science Book Club, Thursday, July 10th at 5:00. Something special! We will be discussing the movie “Gasland” by Dan Dickers. “Gasland documents Josh's cross-country odyssey to find out if the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing - or fracking - is actually safe.” Amazon.com. Zumba! Thursday, July 10th at 7:30. Shake off those calories! Get your heart pumping! Have some fun! Join certified Zumba teacher, Lindsay Gregorio in this FREE, exciting class! Let us know that you’ll attend. 845-786-2100 ext. 13 Minecraft Challenge, Friday, July 11th at 5:00 Library Challenge! The Ramapo Catskill Library System has set out a challenge to local libraries. "Build a Copy of Your Library in Minecraft"! There will be prizes! Come to this meeting to get started. Let me know that you’ll attend: 845-786-2100 ext. 13 Digital Photography Workshop Monday & Tuesday, July 14th & 15th at 6:30. William Greenlee will return to our library to offer his popular and incredibly informative two part workshop on Digital Photography. Bring a notebook! Please register: 845786-2100 ext. 13 Tween Book Club, Tuesday, July 15th at 4:00 For ages 9-13. We will be talking about The Giver by Lois Lowry, and playing a cool trivia game with Jenga. Teen Writing Group, Wednesday, July 16th at 3:00. Let’s have fun using our imaginations! Create a new world, new types of people, new stories. Using writing prompts, we will spend this hour making things up. If you finish a book, and have a librarian edit it, the library will publish it and put into circulation! Fan of Fiction, Wednesday, July 16th at 4:00 What are you reading these days... or should I say, what are you obsessed with reading these days? This is the group to join if you are a fangirl, fanboy or just a devoted reader. Ages 12 and up. Lively discussion guaranteed. Spin Bot Robot – Make!, Thursday, July 17th at 4:00. Let’s put together a real robot and then make some cool designs with it as it spins 'round! For ages 9-13. Stories of Stony Point, Thursday, July 17th at . 6:00. What stories do you have to tell about your experience in Stony Point? Did you go to school in the one room school house? Your stories will be kept at the public library for future generations to learn about our history. If you have any questions, please call: 845786-2100 ext. 13 Chess: Let's learn how to play. Friday, July 18th at 3:00. Ronald Keeperman, local resident, will be teaching an ongoing class on how to play chess. Parents, grandparents...bring your kids, and play along yourselves. If you have a chess set, bring it along. For ages 9 and up! Planetarium Field Trip!, Saturday, July 19th at 12:30. Our Science Book Club has suggested a trip to the Hudson River Museum to enjoy a visit to their planetarium! So, we will meet at the library at 12:30 to board a bus that will take us to Yonkers. The library will pay for transportation, but participants will pay for admission. For admission prices, general inquiries and to register, please call Jen at 845-786-2100 ext. 13 Battle of the Books Meeting, Monday, July 21st at 4:00. How’s the reading going? Let’s try out some triv-


ia questions so you get a taste of what the actual battle will be like. Pysanky Egg Decorating, Monday, July 21st from 6-8:00. Popular crafting specialist, Larissa Mcloughlin will show us how to use hot wax and dye to create a traditional pysanky egg. We will be using open flame and hot wax in this craft so this program is only for ages 16 and older. Registration is required so we know what materials we need to provide. 845-7862100 ext. 13 The Science of Navigation and Knots, Thursday, July 24th at 4:00. Join local sailor, Chris Burger, in learning about navigating the open sea! He will bring in tools and instruments to explain how people knew where to travel in the middle of the ocean. He will also talk about tying knots and tension. Please let us know if you will attend: 845-786-2100 ext. 13 Minecraft and Wii Gaming, Friday, July 25th from 5-7:00. How is your Minecraft Challenge library coming along? Let’s build and play with the Wii. We will have lots of snacks. Bring your parents so they can be a part of the TEDTalk at 6:00. TEDTalk at the Library, Friday, July 25th from 6-7:00. TEDTalks are very short (20 minute) lectures on cutting edge subjects. We will watch a talk, then discuss. Subject to be announced. Book Sale! Saturday, July 26th from 10-3:00 This is a great volunteer opportunity for tweens and teens! Come to Book Sale garage at 61 East Main St. Stony Point to browse through our overflowing book store! Children’s books, books on CD, DVD’s and more! If you would like to volunteer, call ahead: 845-7862100 ext. 13 Make Slime and Glowing Jello!, Thursday, July 31st at 4:00. What? Slime and glowing jello? Yes. Come to this event and make the ick happen. All ingredients are non-toxic and can be found in your local grocery store. Please let me know that you will attend, and then stick around for World of Fandom. 845-7862100 ext. 13 World of Fandom, Thursday, July 31st at 5:00 Gaming, movies, TV and books! Bring in your fan obsession to share and talk about with other likeminded teens. Snacks will be provided. Chess: Let's learn how to play. Friday, August 1st at 3:00. Ronald Keeperman, local resident, will be teaching an ongoing class on how to play chess. Parents, grandparents...bring your kids, and play along yourselves. If you have a chess set, bring it along. For ages 9 and up!

Tappan Library A Peek at the Underside of New York Victorian History: Murder Most Foul: On Saturday, July 12 at 11:30 a.m. experience a tour of the “other side” of Victorian New York. While much of the city was enjoying a fair amount of prosperity and building fancy homes and shops, many thousands of residents had to live in filthy tenements without clean water, decent lighting, health care or any of the other basic amenities. For the poor who were forced out onto the streets, violence and disease resulted in an early and certain death. This glimpse into the dark side of the era is made possible through the New York Council for the Humanities Speakers Program. Pre-registration is required at http://www.taplib.org or call 845-359-

3877. Growing & Aging: The Tappan Library and New York Council for the Humanities offer a reading and discussion series designed to explore questions about entering middle age, growing older, and caring for aged loved ones. On Saturday, July 19 at 3 p.m. we will look back on a lifetime of milestones and reflect on what matters most during different stages of aging. Using Anna Quindlen’s Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake as a guide, we will look closely at how marriage, parenting, friendships and health are prioritized at different ages. Books will be available at the Front Desk of the library. This program is free and open to the public but pre-registration at http://www.taplib.org is required. Please call 845-359-3877 for more information

Valley Cottage Library In Our Gallery July 2-30 - Bob Goldberg. Me & My Camera: The People, Places and Things We Saw. Reception: Saturday, July 12 from 1-3pm Wednesday Matinee Movies at 2pm. See the movies you missed on the big screen: July 9 – Captain Phillips July 16 – American Hustle July 23 – Saving Mr. Banks July 30 – Gravity Daytime Discussions Tues., July 1 at 2pm – We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler. Join librarians Ashley and Katie for a lively discussion. A Matter of Balance - Tuesdays, July 8 – Aug. 26 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Classes meet 8 times for 2 hours each. In this fall-prevention program for older adults, you will learn to develop your confidence, set realistic goals to increase activity, make changes to reduce your the risk of falling at home and exercise to increase your strength and balance. The Rockland County Department of Health are working together to bring this program to the library. Please call the Health Department at 364-2501 to register. Book & Pub Club - Nyack and Valley Cottage Libraries are joining forces with a new book club geared toward 21 to 30-somethings! We meet in a different local bar and discuss a book over drinks. (21+ only). Tues., July 15 at 7pm – Playhouse Market, 20 South Broadway, Nyack. Want Not by Jonathan Miles - This book follows three different worlds in various states of disrepair - a young freegan couple living off the grid in NYC, a once-prominent linguist, and a selfmade debt-collecting magnate. Books are available now at the library for checkout. Scholar-led Discussion - Reading Shakespeare. Thurs., July 24 at 7pm: Twelfth Night & The Merchant of Venice. We’ll have a discussion and comparison of the two plays led by Dr. David Turk. Books are available now at the library for checkout. See the Movies too! Thurs., July 10 at 6:30pm: Twelfth Night starring Helen Bonham Carter, Ben Kingsley & Imogen Stubbs. Thurs., July 17 at 6:30pm: The Merchant of Venice starring Al Paccino and Jeremy Irons Teaching Seniors to Stay Fit - Thursday, July 17 at 2pm. Dr. Anthony Lauro, a chiropractor and long time fitness advocate, truly believes in the benefits of his Stay Fit Seniors program which teaches older adults

to take charge of their health by making simple practical lifestyle choices to improve their health and live longer more productive lives. He’ll present his powerful new book “Stay Fit Seniors: Saving Seniors, Baby Boomers and America’s Healthcare Costs” that will help motivate anyone to keep fit, eat better and avoid life-threatening diseases. Please register.

Other events RocklandRockytops Square Dance Club is sponsoring a FREE Introductory Square Dance on Friday, July 11, 2014, at the air-conditioned West Nyack Firehouse. WHEN: Friday—July 11. WHERE: West Nyack Firehouse, 42 Strawtown Rd, West Nyack. TIME: 7:30 to 8:30 PM. FOR INFO: Call 845-639-6816 No Partner Nor Experience Necessary. Friends of St. Dominics annual Golf Tourney is Monday, August 4, 2014 at the Edgewood Country Club in Rivervale, NJ. The funds are used to help St. Dominic's Home provide services and programs to individuals, many who are children, and families of developmentally disabled, socially disadvantaged, and vocationally challenged on the Lower Hudson Valley and New York City. For further information or how you can help please call Friends of St. Dominic's at 845/359-3400 x340 or 342. "Rockland County Past & Present: A Chronicling of Time". This exhibition is the first of a series of invitational exhibitions of artists who have worked within Rockland County spanning the years 1930 to the present. Rockland County has a unique topography, as its eastern side consists of high stone cliffs abutting the Hudson RIver with large vistas, the Ramapo Mountains along its borders, and its high uneven rocky ground have kept pockets of Rockland secluded despite its close proximity to NYC. The steep ravines, with many tall trees and abundant rocks create many small sequestered and charming historic areas which have lured artists for years. Many famous artists, actors, poets, and directors have chosen Rockland County as their creative retreat and home. For this exhibition curator Barbara Sussman has chosen two artists who are National Academicians, the late Anne Poor and Sidney Simon, and a third artist, Ned Harris, who were all active in WWII as US Army designated artists. The show includes many of their wartime sketches, as well as other works done after the war. Where: Blue Hill Plaza, Pearl River. Through Nov. 7. 8 am to 6 pm. STONY POINT FARMERS MARKET - Saturdays, July 5th to October 25th. Stony Point Town Hall, 74 East Main Street. 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. HI TOR ANIMAL SHELTER "IDOL" CONTEST & FUNDRAISER - Sunday, July 27, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. Place: D&D's Restaurant & Pub, 191 South Main Street, New City. If you fancy yourself a great singer - or even if you don't -- join Hi Tor Animal Shelter at our upcoming "Hi Tor Idol Karaoke Contest and Fundraiser." DJ Jackie Navin will provide music and entertainment, and we'll give a special prize to the winner of the contest. We'll also have a 50/50 raffle and a basket raffle. Cost is $20 to enter the contest, and for more information, please visit www.hitor.org.

77


Wining & Dining

Alain’s Bistro - 9 Ingalls Street, Central Nyack. 845-535-3315. www.alainsbistro.com. Agnello’s Coal Burning Brick Oven Pizzeria - 170 Main St., New City. 845 639 5373. Alfredo’s Restaurant - 189 S. Main Street, New City. 634-3300. AquaTerra Grille - 420 N. Middletown Road, Pearl River. 845-920-1340. Babe’s - 73 E. Railroad Avenue, West Haverstraw. 429-8647. Banchetto Feast - 75 W. Route 59, Nanuet. 845624-3070. Big Red Tomato - 9 Main Street, Haverstraw. 845269-3746. Bin 41 - 41 East Central Avenue, Pearl River. (845)735-4111. Bon Giovanni - 61 E. Main Street, Ramsey, NJ. 201-825-1111. Bourbon Street of Nyack – 132 Main Street, Nyack.. 727-4954. Caesar’s Grill - 120 West Ramapo Road (Rte 202), Garnerville. 845-262-1022. Casa del Sol – 104 Main Street, Nyack. 353-9100. Clarksville Inn Restaurant & Pub - 1 Strawtown Road, West Nyack. (845) 358-2801 Del’Arte Restaurant - 20 Mountainview Avenue, Orangeburg - 365-2727. Ella New York Pizza & Pasta - 137 South Main St., New City. 638-6184. Emmett’s Castle at Blue Hill - 285 Blue Hill Road, Pearl River. 845-735-3504. Freelance Cafe & Wine Bar - 506 Piermont Avenue, Piermont. 365-3250. Gildea’s Bar & Restaurant, 61 E. Central Avenue, Pearl River. 735-4344. Grille Room at Patriot Hills - 19 Club House Lane, Stony Point. 429-6050. Harbor Hill Bar & Grill - 91 Main Street, Nyack. 845-358-3202. Hudson House - 134 Main Street, Nyack. 3531355. American & Continental cuisine. Hudson Water Club, West Haverstraw Marina, 606 Beach Road, West Haverstraw. 271 4046. Il Fresco - 15 Kings Highway, Orangeburg. 3980200. Jimmy’s on Main - 149 Main Street, Nanuet. (845) 623-6246. Joe & Joe Restaurant - 65 East Central Avenue, Pearl River. (845) 620-1800. Jolie’s - 4 New Valley Road, New City. 845-7096733. Kennelly’s Family Restaurant - 926 S. Rte 9W, Congers. 845-268-2587. La Fontana Family Italian Restaurant – 93-95 S. Broadway, Nyack. 358-3770.

78

Lanterna Tuscan Bistro - 3 South Broadway, Nyack. 353-8361. La Triestina - 75 North Route 9W, Congers. 2689671. Lizzie’s - 486 Piermont Avenue, Piermont. 845680-8840. Louie’s on the Avenue - 160 E. Central Ave., Pearl River. 735-4344. Lynch’s Restaurant - 79A Route 9W, Stony Point. 845-553-9300. The Manna Cafe - 106 Main Street, Nyack. 3533758. Marcello’s Ristorante - 21 Lafayette Ave., Suffern. 357-9108. Mariella’s Pizzeria - 41 New Main St., Haverstraw. 845 429 5220. Matsuhana Japanese Restaurant - 328 Route 59, Central Nyack. 845 727 3939. Nyack Sushi - 18 S. Franklin Street, Nyack. 3481689. Olde Village Inn - 97 Main Street, Nyack. 3581160. Ole Ole Restaurant Bar & Grille - 100 Orange ave., Suffern. 368-3058. Olive’s Bar & Restaurant - 118 Main Street, Nyack. O’Malleys Bar and Restaurant - 108 Main St., Nyack. 727-0514. Pasta Cucina of Stony Point - Rte 9W at Patriot Square, Stony Point. 786-6060. Pasta Cucina - 8 Airmont Road, Suffern. 3691313. Playhouse Market - 20 South Broadway, Nyack. 845-358-3575. Russo’s House of Pizza - 2 Veterans Parkway, Pearl River. 845-735-0867. Pizza Express - 19 S. Route 9W, Haverstraw. 4295400. Pomona Chophouse - 1581 Pacesetter Park, Pomona. 845-362-1670. Pour House Bar & Grill - 102 Main Street, Nyack. (845) 727-7687. Portuguese Churrasqueira Restaurant - 230 W. Rt. 59, Spring Valley - 845-352-7808. Posa Posa - Route 59, Rockland Plaza, Nanuet. 623-7050. Quinta Steakhouse - 24 East Central Avenue, Pearl River. 735.5565. Steakhouse in the classic tradition. Ravi Restaurant, 150 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern. 369-7284. Restaurant X & Bully Boy Bar - 117 South Route 303, Congers. 268-6555. The River Club - Burd Street on the Hudson River, Nyack. 358-0220. Sazone - 191 S. Main St. (Town Plaza), New City. 845 499 2660. Sonoma Grille - 100 Mt. Ivy Road, Thiells. 845-

354-8900. Sparkill Steakhouse - 500 Route 340, Sparkill. 845-398-3300. Sugi 303 Japanese Steakhouse - 97 S. Route 303, Congers. 845-267-2168. Tarantella – 128 Main Street, Nyack. 358-3583. Italian. Turiello’s Pizzeria – 76 Main Street., Nyack. 3585440. Two Spear Street - 2 Spear Street, Nyack. 3533200. Union Restaurant & Bar Latino - 24 New Main Street, Haverstraw. 429-4354. UNoodles Snack Bar - 14 Main Street, Haverstraw. 845-947-7625. West Gate Restaurant - 26 Route 59, Nyack, 845-358-8100. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, award winning cheesecakes. Open daily 7am-11pm Xaviar’s Restaurant of Piermont - 506 Piermont Avenue, Piermont. 359-7007.

Caterers At Your Service NY Catering - (914) 310-1736. Del’Arte Restaurant - 20 Mountainview Avenue, Orangeburg - 365-2727. Entree Vous - 14 Thiells Mount Ivy Road, Pomona. 517-0750. La Fontanella Ristorante Italiano & Catering 845-398-3400. Regency Banquet and Conference Center 425 E. Route 59, Nanuet. (845) 623-6000 Terrace on the Hudson - 21 S. Route 9W, Haverstraw. 429-1900. Northern Comfort Catering - 845-445-7332. www.nococatering.com Town & Country Caterers - 845-268-9291.

Cafes/Delis/Bakeries Corner bakery Cafe - 75 Rte 59 W, Nanuet. 845-6270200. Dish Deli - Also catering. 366 Rte 9W, Upper Nyack. 358-0821. DD Patisserie, 163 Main Street, Nyack. 353-2031. Hartell’s Deli & Grocery – 326 North Broadway, Upper Nyack. 358-1250. Cold cuts, salads. Just Buns - 33 Lake Road, Congers. 845-589-0357. Luigi O’Grady’s Deli - 102 N. Middletown Rd., Pearl River. 845-735-9110. Mountainview Deli - Mt. Ivy Shopping Plaza, Pomona. . 354-4253. Torino’s Salumeria & Catering - 135 E. Erie Street, Blauvelt. 365-1340.

Music West Gate Lounge at the Best Western, 26 Route 59, Nyack. 358-8100. Every Saturday - Sizzling Latin Night. Salsa Dance Lessons - 8 pm - 10;m. Cover charge.


Shopping & Business Guide Appraisals GHV Appraisals, Inc. Office: (845) 267 - 0834 / (646) 235 - 0600.

Assisted/Senior Living The Clubhouse - 2000 Fountainview Drive, Monsey. 1-800-488-6500. Esplanade at Chestnut Ridge - 168 Red Schoolhouse Road, Chestnut Ridge. 620-0606. Esplanade at Palisades - 640 Oak Tree Road, Palisades. 359-7870. FountainView - 2000 Fountainview Drive, Monsey. 845-253-1800, 1-800-488-6500. The Promenade at Blue Hill - 735-6846. Promenade Senior Living at Blue Hill - 582 Veterans Memorial Dr., Pearl River. 735-6846.

Attorneys Composto & Composto - PO Box 391, Nyack 6397586 DeMoya & Associates - 163 South Main Street, New City.845-639-4600. wwwdemoyalaw.com. Terry Faherty - 20 S. Main St., New City. 845 638 6495. Gary Lipton, Esq - 55 Old Turnpike Road, Suite 304, Nanuet. 624-0100. Mediation Associates of NY and NJ, 15 N. Mill Street, Nyack. (877) 666-9601. Mark S. Paige - 146 Maple Ave., New City. 845 639 0981. Larry Weissmann - 2 Crosfield Avenue, Suite 210, West Nyack. 845-535-3700.

Automobiles & Motorbikes Castrol Premium Lube - 31 Rte 59, Nyack. 845-3487095. Cefola’s Clarkstown Auto Lube - 143 Rte 303, Valley Cottage. 845 268 3138. Clarkstown International Collision - 95 Route 304, Nanuet. 845 627 3100. EZ Perfection Auto Body & Collision - 191 N. Route 9W, Congers. 845-268-1790. Hond-A-Medic - 187 Route 303, Valley Cottage. 845-268-6002. JR Motorsport - 39 Rte 9W, Haverstraw. 845-4290141. Kevin’s Ace Repairs - 52 Main Street, Nyack. 3584975. Letizia Brothers of Rockland - 150 Rte 304, Nanuet. 845 623 0019. Luke’s Auto Body - 22 Maple Ave., Haverstraw. 845429-2002.

Street, New City. 845-634-3447.

Banks Greg Della Penna - Citizen’s Bank. 914-262-8821. gregory.s.dellapenna@citizensbank.com. Hudson Valley Bank - 254 S. Main Street, New City/ 4 Executive Blvd, Suffern. M&T Bank - mtb.com/medical.

County Carpet and Flooring, 115 North Route 9W, Congers. 267-0800.

Chiropractors Beauty 122 Park Salon - 122 Park Av, New City. 499-2080 Bella Tu Med Spa - 172 Main Street, Nyack. 7277000. Escape Skin Care Salon - 7 West Central Avenue, Pearl River. 845-920-1520. European Wax Center - 186 N. Main St., New City. 845-634-9299. Facewear Makeup Studio - 624-6565. Innovative Esthetics - 274 N. Middletown Rd, Pearl River. 845-735-2610. Lief Beauty Boutique - 85 S. Broadway, Suite #7, Nyack. 845-641-9540. Juliet Stewart - 845-358-8419. Salon Allure - 368 New Hempstead rd, New City. 845-708-5878 Yuva Laser and Skin Care - 135A South Main Street, New City. 845-709-6300.

Bed & Breakfast Bricktown Inn - 112 Hudson Av., Haverstraw. 4298447.

Brides A Personal Touch - 40 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River. 845.735.4200. Bridal Accents - 87 Maple Avenue, New City. 6383956. Lavinia’s Bridal & Formals, 130 Rte. 202, Garnerville. 354-5444.

Bicycles Piermont Bicycle Connection - 215 Ash St., Piermont. 845 365 0900.

Camps /Day Camps Circus Arts Summer Camp - Grace Church, 130 First Av, Nyack. 845-348-8740. HFK Family Park - HKCFamilypark.org. Cheryl@camphkc.org. 845 735 2718. Robin Hill School and Camp - 70 Wesley Chapel Road, Suffern. 845-354-3366. Rockland Summer Rock Band Camp - 30-34 New Street, Nyack. 845-709-5930.

Antiques/Collectibles Colin Holmes - Home, Garden & Gifts - 13 South Broadway, Nyack. 845-358-2565

Carpet/Flooring

Cards & Gifts Hallmark Gift & Card Gallery - 234 South Main

Castro Chiropractic - 300 N. Middletown Road, Suite 2, Pearl River. 845-620-0939. Complete Chiropractic Care & Massage Therapy - Dr. David Klayman. 9 Ingalls Street, Central Nyack. 353-2001. Dr. Joanne Gjelsten - 150 S Broadway, Nyack. 3582687. Gregory Chiropractic - 845-623-3939. Thruway Exit 14. Across Route 59 from the Hilton Garden and Hampton Inns. New City Chiropractic Center - 490 Route 304, New City, 634-8877 New Life Chiropractic - 132 Park Ave., New City 517-0520.

Churches/Synagogues First Reformed Church - 18 South Broadway, Nyack. 358-5518. Temple Beth Torah - 330 Highland Avenue, Upper Nyack. 358-2248. Temple Beth Sholom, 228 New Hempstead Rd., New City, NY 10956, 845-638-0770. www.templebethsholom.info Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockland County - 130 Concklin Road, Pomona. www.uurocklandny.com

Cleaning Green Life Maids - 267-8960. Merry Maids - 634-9000.

Clothing Dusty Rose - 170 South Main Street, Suite 2, New City. 845-638-1133. Lavinia’s Bridal & Formals, 130 Rte. 202, Garnerville. 354-5444. Gena Lisa Lingerie, 17 North Broadway, Nyack. 845358-4400. Maria Luisa - 77 South Broadway, Nyack. 353-4122. Women’s clothing and accessories. ML Gifts Accessories - 75 S. Broadway, Nyack. 845-358-1293.

Computer AAccess Net - 98 Maple Avenue, New City. 845 634 6299. Eagle Tech - 62 S. Main Street, Pearl River. Geezer Geeks - 727-1176.

79


New Vision Technologies - (845) 353-HELP. www.newVtech.com Nyack Computer - 348-9898. Rockland County Computers - 845-3646773.www.RocklandCountyComputers.com Tek Defender-914-319-8155.

Consignment Stores Designer Consigner - 302 Route 304, Nanuet. (845) 507-0245. www.designerconsignerny.com

Construction Alternative Building Concepts - 845-365-5242. Aspect Contracting - 845-480-5703. aspectcontracting.com. Comito Construction - 845-268-0847. Empire State Builders & Contractors, New City 845-425-0003. Executive Homes - 32 South Main Street, New City. (845) 634-3416. Frank Fuchs Construction - 845-893-5448. Glen Eagle Homes - 914 262 1402. Hendo Contracting - 19 Third St, New City. 845-6380555 Interior Concepts - Sean Relihan, 845-735-2245. Cell - 845-629-9729. Johnny FixIt - www.johnnyfixit.com. 845-244-1776. Just Exteriors Plus - (845) 227-7488. www.justexteriors.com. Peluso Construction - 845-638-6210. www.pelusoinc.com. Plumb Level Square - 845 641 6031. Ravenwood Custom Carpentry - 845 371 8000. www.ravenwood.biz. RWS Building & Remodeling - 845-213-2131, 201749-1001

CPA James DeMinno, CPA - 337 N. Main St., Suite 13, New City. 845-638-4527. Joseph A. Lux, CPA - 358-1929. www.joelux.com.

Education Rockland Teacher Center Institute - 845-9427600.

Dance Studio Coupe Theatre Studio - 845-623-2808. www.coupedance.com Vicki Dance Studio - 61 Maple Avenue, New City. 845 634 2202.

Day Spa Lazur La Vie Laser Centre and Day Spa - 267 Main Street, Nyack. 845 623 6140, or www.lazurlavie.com.

Dentists/Orthodontics 21st Century Pediatric Dentistry - 265 N. Highland Avenue, Nyack. 845-512-8434. A Centre for Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry Alan I. Rosenfeld, DDS, 93 Rte 303, Tappan. 359-1770.

80

Advanced Dentistry of Rockland - 5 N. William St., Pearl River. 845-735-7770. Cosmetic Dentistry Associates - 1540 Rte 202, Pomona. 364-0400. Kastin & Newman Orthodontics - 6 Medical Park Drive, Pomona. 845 354-7233. Nyack Pediatric Dentistry - 265 N. Highland Avenue, Rte. 9W, Suite 101, Nyack. 845-512-8434. Rockland Pediatric Dental & Orthodontics - 238 North Main St., New City. 845 634 8900. Smile For Life Family & Cosmetic Dental 27 Townline Road, Pearl River. (845) 623-4848. Stony Point Dental, PC - 32 S. Liberty Dr., Stony Point. (845) 942-1600. www.stonypointdental.com TLC Dental of Rockland, 2 Crosfield Avenue, Suite 418, West Nyack. 845-358-3305. TLCSmile.com.

Doctors Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 408 Airport Executive Park, Nanuet. 425-0555. www.sportsdocmd.com. Dr. Joshua Chesir - 337 North Main Street, New City. 845-634-7900. Clarkstown Pediatrics - 35 Smith St., Nanuet. 845623-1000. New City 845-352-5511. Stony Point 845786-5776. Clarkstown Urology - 301 N. Main Street, Suite 2, New City. 638-0400. Dr. Charles Glassman - 7C Medical Park Drive, Pomona. (845) 362-1110. Gramercy Pain Management - 350 Haverstraw Rd, Suffern - 845-368-0800. Dr. Richard Handelsman - MDVIP Personalized Healthcare - 1-866-696-3847. Hudson Vein and Vascular Center, 124 Rte 59, Suffern. 357 8118. Dr. Michael Innerfield - 2 Executive Blvd., Suffern. 845-368-0048. Dr. William Johnson - 221 S. Middletown Road, Nanuet. 845-623-0026. Dr. Michael Kalvert - Cosmetic Surgery - 365 S. Main Street, New City. 845-6f38-2101. Dr. George Liberis - 180 Phillips Hill Road, New City. 354-8304. Nyack Pediatric Assocs - 311 N. Midland Avenue, Nyack. 358-5437. Palisades Laser Eye Center, 3 Medical Park Drive, Pomona. 364 9767. Palisades Pulmonary & Medical - 2 Medical Park Drive, Suite 3, West Nyack. (845) 727-7733. Pediatric Physical Therapy - 217 Route 303, Valley Cottage. 268-6010. Piermont Gynecology - Janis L. Enzenbacher, MD, 105 Shad Row, Suite 1B, Piermont. 845-680-6600. Dr. Mike Pilar, 93 Rte 303, Tappan. 359-1770. Cell: (914) 414-8355. Ramapo Medical Services - 222 Rte 59, Suite 106, Suffern. 357-9400. Rockland Ear, Nose & Throat Assoc. - 2 Strawtown Road, West Nyack. (845) 727-1340. Rockland Pulmonary - 2 Crosfield Ave., Suite 318, West Nyack. 689-9141. Skin Center Dermatology Group - 200 East Eckerson Road, New City. (845) 352-0500. Dr. Renee Sliva, podiatrist, 267 Main St (Gateway to Nyack)., Nyack. (845) 353-8262.

Electrical Contracting De Leonardis Electrical - 947-1572. Hush Electrical Contracting - 845-942-4874; cell: 845-721-3476. Romeo Electric - 78 Sickles Avenue, Nyack. 845825-1053.

Entertainment Penguin Repertory - 7 Crickettown Road, Stony Point. 786-2873.

Eyecare Family Vision & Learning Center - 1 Executive Blvd., Suite 105A, Suffern. 369-3235. Total Focus Eyewear - 22 South Main Street, New City. 638-3806. Dr. Kimball P. Woodward - Orangetown Ophthalmology, 2 Crosfield Ave, Suite 315, West Nyack. 845 348 3400.

Fencing Yaboo Fence - Route 95 West Nyack Road, West Nyack, NY 10994. 358-0118. Your one-stop shopping for all your fencing needs.

Financial Advice Anthony Annunziata - New England Financial, 120 White Plains Road, Suite 135, Tarrytown. (914) 5702528. Debany Financial Group - 303 South Broadway, Sutie 103, Tarrytown, NY. 914-366-4900, Ext. 101 Chestnut Investment Group - 4 Executive Blvd., Suite 204, Suffern. 369-0016. O’Brien Capital Management - 48 Burd St., Suite 209, Nyack. 358-4930. Wells Fargo Advisors - Chris Haera, 490 Route 304, New City. 638-6400.

Fire Alarm Systems/Equipment A & R Alarm Corp - 60 South Main St., New City. 634-9669/425-1100. Bullet Security - 400 East Route 59, Nanuet. 6270300. Inter County Alarm Systems - 200 Route 303, Valley Cottage. 268-8900. DTM Installations - 354-0301. Burglar and fire alarms.

Flowers and Plants Bassett Flowers - 305 S. Main St., New City, NY 845-634-3638. Brownsell Florist - 147 Rte. 9W, Haverstraw. 4292266. Dykstra Florist and Greenhouse - 520 Chestnut Ridge Road, Spring valley. (845) 356-0112. Tappan Zee Florist – 176 Main Street, Nyack. 3582544. Lee Vasquez Floral Design - 365-0315. www.lady-


buglee.com.

Food Mrs. Green’s Natural Market - 26 Indian Rock Shopping Center, Suffern. Old World Food Market - 40 Route 59, Nyack. 845512-8882. Rockland Seafood - 110 Route 304, Bardonia. 845624-3660.

Funeral Homes George M. Holt Funeral Home - 50 New Main Street, Haverstraw. (845) 429-2159. Sorce Funeral Home - 782 West Nyack Road, West Nyack. 845-358-4433.

Galleries Amis Gallery - 79 1/2 S. Broadway, Nyack. 845358-3706.

Graphic Design Arlene Levine Design www.arlenelevine.com.

-

845-727-1175

Gutters Gary’s Gutter Service - 1-800-GARY-222 or (845) 268-3700.

Hair and Nails 122 Park Salon - 122 Park Avenue, New City. 845499-2080 Changing Heads - 101 Main Street, Tappan. 845680-6468. Christine Cordey Salon - 66 S. Broadway, Nyack. 845 675 7950. Euphoria Hair Gallery - 740B West Nyack Road, West Nyack. 845-353 5556. Fantastic Waves - 6 Old Lake Road, Valley Cottage. (845) 268-6524. Halo Hair & Color Group - 4 North Broadway, Nyack. 845-358-4802. Professional Royal Barber Shop - 2 Depot Square, Sparkill. 845-359-4555. Salon Allure - 368 New Hempstead Rd, New City, NY. 845-708-5878. Smith Grieve Hair - 101 Main Street, Tappan. 6806468. Shear Magique Hair Studio - 14 Thiells Mt. Ivy Road, Pomona. 845-429-1798.

Hearing Hearing Solutions - 219 S. Middletown Road, Nanuet. 6235020. Hudson Valley Audiology Center - 500 New Hempstead Road, New City. (845) 406-9993. Pearl River Hearing Center - 17 East Central Avenue, Pearl River. 845-735-3277.

Health Care A&T HEALTHCARE - 845-638-4342.

Always Best Care - www.alwaysbestcarelowerhudsonvalley.com or (845) 918-1991. Brentwood Sub-Acute Center - 201-768-6222. Home Aides of Rockland - providing care for the frail, elderly, chronically ill and disabled in Rockland County. 845-634-2024 www.homeaides.org. Find us on Facebook and LinkedIn. Mobile Family Health - Nurse Practitioner Care 845-608-7559. AnnRhodes@hotmail.com Venolase Vascular Medicine - Palisades Professional Center, 2 Medical Park, Suite 4, West Nyack. (845) 358-8878. VNS Westchester - 1 914 682 1480, 1-888-FORVSNW.

Health and Fitness Advanced Body Personal and Athletic Training Center - 174 Main Street, Nyack. 845-300-2776. Blissful Spa Massage Therapy - 198 Main Street. 353 6439. Body Bank Fitness - 16 Squadron Blvd., New City. 845-499-2366. Body Quest - 582 Route 303, Blauvelt. 845-680-0254. Burn Cycle Studio - 845-499-2366. Cellulite & Body Sculpting Treatment Center - 3 Main Street, Nyack. 845-353-3088. Curves of Blauvelt - 135 E. Erie Street, Blauvelt. 845-359-6565. Curves of New City - 170 S. Main St., New City. 845-708-0700. Diplomat Health & Swim Club - 1101 Overlook Circle, Piermont. 359-2401. Elevation Fitness - 69 South Main Street, New City. 639-7772. Elite Chinese Martial Arts - 1633 Rte 202, Pomona. 845 364 9200. Fitchick Fitness - Randi@FitchickFitness.com. 914 584 1253. HGH Centers of America - 20 Squadron Blvd, New City. 536-7758. Innovative Esthetics - 274 N. Middletown Road, Pearl River. 735-2610. JCC Rockland - 450 West Nyack Road, West Nyack. 845-362-4400. Laser Hair Associates of Rockland - 34-36 East Central Ave., Pearl River. 920-8490. Malandra Martial Arts - 14a Lafayette, Suffern. 845-368-0995. Massage Envy Spa - Rockland Plaza Shopping Center, Rte. 59, Middletown Road, Nanuet. (845) 623 3111. Nyack Fitness - 82 South Franklin, Nyack. 358-0414. www.nyackfitness.com. Nyack Integrated Health Services - 42 Main St., Suite 203, Nyack. 845-353-3267. Nyack YMCA - 35 South Broadway. 358-0245. Pilates Central - 120 Fifth Avenue, Nyack. 845-3581166. www.pilatescentralnyack.com. Power Plus Training - 41 Rte. 59, Nyack. 480-5434. Premier Fitness - 430 Nanuet Mall South, Nanuet. 920-0501. ReNew Day Retreat - Daryl Slattery. Movementwithbreath@gmail.com. 845-304-5684. Skincerely Med Spa - 510 Route 304, New City. 845-639-7546. Stay Fit Seniors - 285 North Route 303, Congers.

1507 Route 202, Pomona. Congers - 845-268-5122. Pomona - 845 354-7921. Title Boxing Club - 253 Rt. 59, Nanuet. 845-6713100. Your Journey Yoga Studio - 9 Ingalls St., Nyack. 845-893-9341.

Home Improvement Architectural Metal & Glass Inc, 5 Bridge Street, Garnerville - 845 942 8848. Closet Concepts - 845-639-3003, 201-575-3371 Fireplaces by Design, 120 Rte 59, Hillburn - 3576062. HNST Mold Inspections - New York - 845 215 9258. New Jersey - 201 733 0091.

Home and Furniture Custom Shelving Solutions - 174 Quaspeck Blvd., Valley Cottage. (845)267-8961. Fireplaces By Design - 120 Route 59, Hillburn. 845357-6062. L. Decor - 143 North Route 9W, Congers. 845-5890909. Lites Plus - 210 Rte. 59, Nanuet. (845) 215 9903. Merry Go Round Home Furnishing - 34 Wayne Avenue, Suffern. (845) 369-3100. Mahwah, NJ., (201) 790-6006.

Home Inspections Home Inspection Services - (845) 821-4063. www.abetheinspector.com.

Horseback Riding Nickel-O Farms, 369 Strawtown Road, West Nyack. 353-8006.

Hotels Best Western Nyack On Hudson -2 6 Route 59, Nyack. 845-358-8100 www.bestwestern.com/nyackonhudson. Candlewood Suites - 20 Overlook Blvd., Nanuet. (845)371-4445. Comfort Inn & Suites - 425 East Route 59, Nanuet, 845-623-6000. www.comfortinn.com/hotel/NY188. Holiday Inn Orangeburg - 329 Rte 303, Orangeburg. (845) 359-7000. New Crowne Plaza Hotel - 3 Executive Blvd., Suffern. 845-357-4800.

Insurance Allstate Don Dietrich Inc - 240 Main Street, Nyack. 845 353 2244. Allstate Insurance - Maureen Harrison - 164 Rte 304, Bardonia. 623-6560.. Bauer-Crowley - 643 Main Street, Sparkill. 3594114. Debbie McGuinness, State Farm, 75 Lake Road, Congers. 267-2900. Jeff Napel - GE Financial, LTC. 638-3741. www.ltcpro1.com. Raymond Sheridan Insurance & Financial Services - 19 E. Washington Ave., Pearl River. 845-

81


Pharmacy

735-8080.

Liquor/Wine/Beer Stores Interior Decorating Decorator for a Day (or by the hour) Recommended by WOR and WABC radio. Phone: (845) 358-6577, (800) 443-1499 or www.decoratorforadayny.com KAC Studios Inc - 48 Burd Street, Suite 104, Nyack. (845) 535-3390. Romancing the Home Interiors - (845) 639-1003, (914) 588-8259.

Investment Broker J. Christopher Haera - Wells Fargo, 17 Squadron Boulevard, New City. 639-7238. Joseph Daniel Sassano - 6 North Lawn Avenue, Elmsford. (914) 202 3317.

Invitations Expressions Unlimited 845-398-1605. www.expressionsunlimited.invitations.com. Paperkat Design - Graphic design, custom invitations and stationery. www.paperkatdesign.com

Jewelry & Accessories Barry’s Estate Jewelry - 295 Rte304, Bardonia. 6247100. Original Designs - 187 S. Main Street, New City. 634-1335. Somos Creations - 78 South Broadway, Nyack. 3483636. Strawtown Jewelry - 40 South Main Street, New City. 358-4911. The Jewelry Gallery - 32 South Liberty Drive (Rte 9W), Stony Point. 429-2613.

Hartell’s Wines & Liquors – 326 North Broadway, Nyack. 358-1575. Complete line of wines and liquors. Hilltop Wines & Liquors - 368 New Hempstead Rd., New City. 845 638 2257. Nyack Wine Cellar – 43 South Broadway, Nyack.. 353-3146. Nyack’s wine-only store, specializing in affordable wines, all personally selected. Come taste some of our wines on Fridays and Saturdays. Discounts on six or more bottles.

Medical Services Center for Diagnostic Imaging, MRI at Nyack Hospital - 845 348 3007. Nyack Integrated Medical Services - 42 Main Street, Nyack, Suite 203. 353-3267. Rockland Diagnostic Imaging - Route 303, West Nyack. 845-353-0400. Rockland Vein Center - 5A Medical Park Drive, Pomona. (845) 362-5200. 70 Hatfield Lane, Suite 202, Goshen. 845 291 3656.

Mortgages First Meridian Mortgage - Ann Zeilingold - 1609 Rt. 202, 2nd Floor, Pomona. (845) 354-9700. United Fidelity Mortgage - 53 Burd St., Nyack 6381404 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage - 490 Rt. 304, New City. 639-2731. Moving Companies Santi Express - 616 Corporate Way, Suite 7, Valley Cottage. 268-1600. Slattery Moving & Storage - 845-727-1800.

Music Lessons Kitchen/Bathroom Design Greene & Roth - 298 Route 304, Bardonia. 845-6233863. R&S Cabinets - 66 Water Street, Pearl River. 6209012. South Mountain Kitchens - 161 Camp Hill Road, Pomona. (845) 362-1144.

Vocal Focus - Voice lessons. 845-548-9308. www.vocalfocus.com.

Koblin’s Pharmacy – 96 Main Street, Nyack. 3580688.

Photography Beth Capuano Photography - 845-348-0820 www.bethcapuano.com. Sal Cordaro Photography - 94 Depot Place, Nyack. 845 358 9278. or scphoto@optonline.net. Dan Lungen Photography - 845-667-9084. www.DanLungen.com. A. Roufa MD Photography - 845-727-1175; cell: 845-729-4004. www.photomd.com Alexandra T. Wren Photography - www.atwrenphotogoraphy.com.

Physical Therapy Access Physical Therapy & Wellness - 200 E. Eckerson, Suite 290, New City. 845-578-9898. Advanced Physical Therapy - 36 College Avenue, Nanuet. (845) 627-8220. Pediatric Physical Therapy - 217 Route 303, Valley Cottage. 268-6010.

Picture Frame Shop Corner Frame Shop - 40 S. Franklin Street, Nyack. 845 727 1240.

Plastic Surgery Advanced Plastic Surgery Center & Escape Medi Spa - 150 S. Pearl Street, Pearl River. 623 6141. Dr. Michael Kalvert - Plastic Surgery, 365 S. Main St., New City. 638-2101. Dr. Hakan Usal - Bella Tu Med Spa, 172 Main Street, Nyack. 727-7000. Plastic Surgery Center of New City - 125 South Main St., New City. 845-634-4554.

Plumbing & Heating Networking The Business Circle - the businesscircleny.com. Rockland Business Women’s Network(RBWN) www.rbwn.org

Ken Malone Plumbing & Heating - 845 353 1748.. CV Plumbing, Heating & Air - 845-942-4700, 845553-9051.

Psychotherapist Landscapers/Trees

Parties & Special Events

Cusack Landscaping - (845) 634-1227 or e-mail cusacklandscaping@msn.com Custom Garden Landscaping - 845-735-6165 or 201-391-3806. D&D Tree & Landscaping - www.ddtreelandscape.com. 845-627-2555. DeStaso Landscaping - 845-639-0301. Edge Landscaping - 845-398-3032. Majestic Lawn Care - 845-708-2988. Michael Naclerio, Inc. - (845) 627-3880. ProCut Landscaping - 845-727-8815. Second Nature Lawn Care - 845-735-2331.

Platzl Brauhaus, 127 Call Hollow Rd., Pomona. www.platzlbrauhaus.com.

Pet Care Camp BowWow - 101 Rte. 304, Nanuet. 845 5070068. Fancy Tales Pet Grooming - 124 Rte 304, Bardonia. 845-353-6301 Musbro Kennels - 183 Route 303, Orangeburg. (845) 359-4550.

Pest Control Limousine Service 82

Marathon Limousine - 845-359-2800, 800-949-9444

R. Dana Pest Control - 845-786-5224.

Steven Lee, PhD / Licensed Psychologist/ Adults, Adolescents & Children/ Psychodynamic Mediation: Couples, Families /Nyack/ 914-582-6725 Carol McGann, M.S. Ed., Cht. 359-8509. Gayle Skovron, LCSW-R - 914-450-2413. Andrea Waronker - Psychotherapist. (914) 5726201.

Real Estate Debbie Blankfort, William Raveis Baer & McIntosh, 97 S. Broadway, S. Nyack, 914.522.5426 Margo Bohlin - Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty. (845) 304 4140. margo@margobohlin.com. Gail Bohlke - Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty. 770-1240. Donna Budoff - Coldwell Banker - 170 N. Main St., New City. office: 845-638-8950; cell: 914-393-5361


Donna Cox - Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty,, 20 South Main Street, New City. 770-1204 Carmen DiBiase - Re/Max Professional Realtors. Cell (845) 304-2305. Melvin Goldstein - Coldwell Banker, cell 845-6420903. MelGoldstein.com. Stephanie Ferrante Hirsch - Keller Williams, 845639-4947. Joanne Finocchio - Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, 268 S. Main Street, Nanuet. (845) 634-4202, Ext. 123. Milton Katcher - Round House Properties. cell: 845641-9979, office: 845-848-2300. John Kovencz, Better Homes & Gardens/Rand Realty. 914-523-2953. movetonyack.com. Lydecker Realty - The Corner of Main and Franklin, Nyack. 358-3700. Frank Mancione - Lydecker Realty, (914) 953-0494. Lauren Muller - Better Homes & Gardens Realty 845-216-3712. Better Homes & Gardens/ Rand Realty – 46 South Broadway, Nyack. 358-7171. Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty - 19 East Central Avenue, Pearl River. 735-3020. Karen Steffanato - Keller Williams. Cell: 914-2631258. Madeline Wiebicke - Cell: 641-4333. Walnut Hill Apartments - 845-429-3033. Wright Bros. - 53 South Broadway, Nyack. 3583050. Oldest realtor in Nyack.

Skiing Mount Peter Ski & Ride - 51 Old Mt. Peter Road, Warwick, NY. 845-986-4940. Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center - 581 Route 17A, Tuxedo, NY. 845-351-1122.

Edward Corey Roofing - 845-358-5848. www.edcorey.com. Empire State Builders & Contractors, New City 845-425-0003.

Schools, Camps & Day Care Blue Rock School - 110 Demarest Mill Road, WEst Nyack. 845-627-0234. Campus Fun & Learn Center (RCC)- 145 College Road, RCC. 845-574-4561. LIU University - 70 Rte 340, Orangeburg. 845 450 5402. Nursery School of the Nyacks - 300 N. Broadway, Nyack. 348-3268. Palisades School House - 620 Western Highway, Blauvelt. 845-365-6705. Rockland Country Day School - 34 Kings Highway, Congers. 268-6802. Rockland County YMCA Nursery School - 35 South Broadway, Nyack, 358-0245. Stage Left Children’s Theatrer - 111 Route 303, Ste 113, Tappan, NY

Joseph A. Lux, CPA - 358-1929. www.joelux.com. ISI Solar - Solar system designers and installation. 845-708-0800. Revolusun - 38 S. Franklin St., Nyack. 845-358-0800. Sun Blue Energy - 917-386-5050

Specialty Shops Bee Alive - 19 North Broadway, Nyack. (845) 7277775. Bob’s Art & Framing - 191 S. Main St., New City. 845-634-6933. Danu Gallery - 39 E. Central Avenue, Pearl River. 845-735-4477. Design Air - 120 Rte 59, Hillburn. 357-3580. Hallmark Gift & Card Gallery - 234 South Main Street, New City. 845-634-3447. LaBamba Grocery & Restaurant - 627 Main Street, Sparkill. 845-365-1859. Sanctuary, 60 South Broadway, Nyack. 353-2126. Squash Blossom - 49 Burd Street, Nyack. 353-0550. Authentic American Indian jewelry.

A. & N. Rappaport Lock & Alarm Inc. - 31 New Main Street, Haverstraw. 429-8400. Double Take Promotions & Printing - 845 598 3175. www.doubletakepp.com Global Private Investigations - Rockland - (845) 634-1683. Global Speech Solutions - 845-680-6574. Grandview Physicians Billing Service - 845-358 1946. Home Aides of Rockland - 845-634-2024. info@homeaides.org. Jawonio Health Center - 260 North Little Tor Road, New City. (845) 639-7070. Eric David Laxman, Sculpture. 304-7615. MedWise Insurance Advocacy - 845-238-2532. Mosquito Squad - 845 215 9248. Cell # 845 405 3344. Rockland Mediation Center - 15 N. Mill Street, Suite 217, Nyack. 512-8730. Practice Perfect - 845 547 0457. practicepefectprep.com. Preservation of Wealth - 845-548-1769. Rockland Band Camp - 845-709-5930. guitarhelper@guitarhelpernet. Video Magic Productions - 12 Strawtown Road, West Nyack. 845 623 2124.

Security Systems Bullet Security - 400 E. Rte 59, Nanuet. 627-0300. Inter County Alarm Systems - 200 Route 303, Valley Cottage. 845-268-8900.

Shower Doors & Mirrors Cooks Glass Work - 15 Van Wyck Road, Blauvelt. 845-359-9339. www.cooksglass.com.

Tax & Accounting

Solar Energy

Special Services

Roofing & Siding

Together Our Unity Can Heal - 209 Rte 9W North, Congers. 845 268 8023. VCS Inc. - 77 S. Main Street, New City. 634-5729.

Special Organizations Rockland Business Women’s Network - (845) 729 9497. the Center for Sefety and Change (formerly Rockland Family Shelter )- 9 Johnsons Lane, New City. 845-634-3344. Saint Dominic’s Home - 500 Western Highway,Blauvelt. 359-3400.

Thrift Shops Grace’s Thrift Shop - 10 S. Broadway,Nyack. 3587488. Nyack Hospital Thrift Shop - also known as New To You - 142 Main Street, Nyack. 358.7933 Tappan Zee Thrift Shop - 454 Piermont Avenue Piermont, 359-5753.

TMJ/TMD Doctor Dr. Mike Pilar, 93 Rte 303, Tappan. 359-1770. Cell: (914) 414-8355.

Toys Funny Business - 130 Main Street, Nyack. 845-348 4747.

Travel Anywhere Travel - 151 South Main St., Suite 106, New City. 845-634-8770. Carber Travel - 4 Round House Road, Piermont. 3595499. Go Away Travel - 353-3447. West Point Tours Trailways - 845-561-2671.

Upholstery Pirate Boat Covers - 845-369-3606 or 631-7668851.

Veterinarians Palisades Mobile Vet, 183 Rte 303, Orangeburg. 845 398 PETS. Valley Cottage Animal Hospital - 202 N. Route 303, Valley Cottage. 268-9263.

Water Systems Abbey Ecowater Systems - 356-1700 or 800-3561770. Culligan Water - 634-5030.

Wedding Locations Falkirk Estate and Country Club - 206 Smith Clove Road, Central Valley, NY. 845-928-8060 Paramount Country Club, New City. 845-634-4626. Patriot Hills - 19 Clubhouse Lane, Stony Point. (8450 429-0555. Regency Banquet and Conference Center - 425 E. Route 59, Nanuet. (845) 623-6000

Window Treatments Westrock Windows - 30 Lake Road, Congers. 2680463.

83


84


Rivertown Magazine, July 2014  

Rivertown Magazine, July, 2014 Issue

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you