rockland county ny: Remembering Those Who Gave Their All - Rockland County NY Watchfires - 05/27/13 07:40 AM
Remembering Those Who Gave Their All -  Rockland County NY Watchfires
Rockland County, NY Memorial Day Watchfires
Though Memorial Day this year is being celebrated on May 27, 2013, the traditional Memorial Day is actually Thursday May 30.  In Rockland County the annual Watchfires Vigil commemorating Memorial Day begins with a ceremony at 11:30PM on Wednesday night, May 29, 2013.  The fires will be lit at midnight and will be kept burning all through Thursday May 30.
 The watchfires in the county are being organized by the Vietnam Veterans of America chapter 333 and will be held at several locations
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rockland county ny: Rockland County NY January 2013 Monthly Market Report - 02/13/13 12:14 AM
Rockland County NY January 2013 Monthly Market Report
This year is well under way and flying by.  We're already a month and a half into 2013 and sales are up this January as compared to last January.  Hopefully its an indication of good things to come.
Let's take a look at what the market has been doing in  Rockland County NY.


Though we are still in a buyers market, the number of homes sold per month is increasing.  The average sale price, except for Orangetown and Haverstraw, has been increasing, though moderately.  If things continue this way for the … (2 comments)

rockland county ny: Shop Local in Rockland County NY at The Palisades Mall - 11/24/11 06:47 AM
Shop Local in Rockland County NY at The Palisades Mall
It seems that everyone is making a concerted effort this weekend to support our local businesses.  If all of you in Rockland County NY and nearby are all planning to jump on the bandwagon you might consider paying a visit to the Palisades Mall and check out some of their great deals. 
Palisades Mall is a great place to not only shop, but for local entertainment.  The upper level of the mall has some great fun stuff to do to keep you and your family (big and small) busy and happy.  … (9 comments)

rockland county ny: Thanksgiving 5 Mile Turkey Trot - Rockland County NY - 11/23/11 11:20 AM
Join Rockland County NY's Thanksgiving 5 Mile Turkey Trot!
For those of you who love all the Thanksgiving fare and want to make some tummy room for that turkey with all the trimmings - here's your chance to work off those calories in advance by joining Rockland Road Runners in their 5 mile Thanksgiving Turkey Trot.  Now, in its 20th year, it's become the largest running event in Rockland County, NY and attracts people from all over the NY metro area as well as Rockland.
The race benefits several local charitable organizations among them People to People of Rockland and the … (5 comments)

rockland county ny: Jewish Soldier in Blue and Gray - Lafayette Theatre Suffern NY - 11/10/11 04:11 AM
Jewish Soldier in Blue and Gray - Lafayette Theatre Suffern NY
 The Jewish Community Center of Rockland County is hosting its first ever Jewish Cultural Arts Festival.  As part of the festival  and corresponding with the 150th anniversary of the Civil war, it will be showing the documentary film Jewish Soldiers in Blue and Gray.  
 
Over 10,000 Jews participated in the civil war, whether fighting on the side of the union or as part of the confederates.  The film outlines the history of the Jews during the civil war and the sacrifices they made defending their country, whether … (6 comments)

rockland county ny: Rockland County NY - Fall Harvest Festival - 10/15/11 04:44 PM
Rockland County NY - Fall Harvest Festival
 The Town of Ramapo Harvest Festival is scheduled for Sunday October 16th.  It will take place from:
October 16, 2011
 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 at
 Manny Weldler Park
 Monsey NY
 and should be a really fun day. There is entertainment planned for the whole family to enjoy – inflatable rides and games, arts and crafts, hay rides, a magician and a balloon entertainer.  So, come prepared for a fun family day.
 In case of rain, the Festival will take place on October 23rd, same time, same place.
Directions to Manny Weldler Park: … (6 comments)

rockland county ny: NYSERDA''s Appliance Grant Program For Hurricane Irene Victims - 09/28/11 07:30 AM
NYSERDA''s Appliance grant Program For Hurricane Irene Victims

For those that were effected by Hurricane Irene, you'll be happy to know that as of September 19 the New York state Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is offering grants, for replacement of damaged appliances as a result of the hurricane. The grants are being awarded on a first come first serve basis for as long as the 8 million dollars allocated for the program lasts.
Besides, the standard household appliances (refrigerator, washer, dryer) monies can be used towards the replacement of boilers, furnaces and dehumidifiers effected by the flood. Replacement … (7 comments)

rockland county ny: Wells and Septic Systems May Be Eligible for FEMA Assistance - 09/27/11 03:45 PM
Wells And Septic Systems May Be Eligible For FEMA Assistance
If you're one of those that have a well or septic system and were effected by any of the August flooding (Irene and otherwise), if your well or septic systems were in any way damaged as a result, you may be eligible for FEMA funds to repair the damage.
Included is assistance to pump septic tanks, or repair or replace the system as needed.  For wells, if your well is the sole source of water for your home then funds may be available to you to decontaminate or repair the well.
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rockland county ny: Haverstraw NY's 10th Annual International Street Festival - 09/21/11 03:35 PM
Haverstraw NY's 10th Annual International Street Festival
We're still in the month of September and all the wonderful street festivals are still popping up all over the county.  If you haven't had your fill yet, or if you've missed some of the others, you might want to check out the International Street Festival this Sunday in Haverstraw. Rockland County and Haverstraw in particular is made up of a diverse group of different cultures and this festival is a melding of all the cultures in an International festival the center showcase being the ever popular International Food and Music court that's … (9 comments)

rockland county ny: Celebrate Grandparents day 9/10/11 in Suffern, NY - 09/09/11 11:24 AM
Celebrate National Grandparents Day -  in Rockland County, NY
Did you know that the first Sunday after Labor Day is Grandparents Day? I'm a grandmother of 25+ grandchildren and had no idea that there was a day honoring me.
Marian McQuade was the founder of National Grandparents Day. She and her husband the parents of 15 children and the grandparents of over 40, began a campaign to set aside a day for grandparents. She hoped the day would have a threefold purpose:
To honor grandparents To give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children. To help make children … (3 comments)

rockland county ny: This weekend in Rockland County NY - 07/14/11 05:31 PM
This Weekend in Rockland County NY
If you're planning on spending the weekend in Suffern NY or anyplace in Rockland County, you've got a whole plethora of things happening in and around the county to enjoy.
Beginning this evening in Suffern there is another one of the village sponsored FREE concerts at the Virginia Menschner Gazebo beginning at 7 p.m. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the Community Center.  The band Reflections will be performing.
The weekly Suffern Farmer's Market will take place, rain or shine at Orange Ave and Lafayette Avenue Saturday from 8:30 a.m. … (4 comments)

rockland county ny: Music Under the Stars - July 4th Concert and Fireworks! - 07/04/11 03:08 AM
Music Under the Stars - July 4th Concert and Fireworks!

If you live in Rockland County NY, then you are lucky enough to have The West Point Military Academy practically in your backyard.  Every summer they sponsor a concert series of Music Under the Stars.  These are weekly concerts held at the Academy and the best part of all is that they are FREE.  What better way to celebrate July 4th then to do it with those that train to protect and maintain our freedom and everything that this country stands for.  If you've never been to West Point, you're … (9 comments)

rockland county ny: Want to Stroll Around the Lake? - New Lakeside Trail and Boardwalk in Congers - 06/02/11 07:43 AM
Want to Stroll Around the Lake? - New Lakeside Trail and Boardwalk in Congers NY

With the warm weather, most of us are heading outdoors to exercise.  For the strollers, walkers, bikers and joggers amongst us, there is a new lakeside trail and boardwalk to explore that runs around much of Congers Lake in Rockland County NY. 
The trail was just recently completed and dedicated this past week in a ceremony that took place at the entrance to the path on Lake Road, just before the intersection of Route 303 in Congers.
Right now the path only goes around part of … (10 comments)

rockland county ny: Living Green in Rockland County NY - 05/10/11 03:43 PM
Living Green in Rockland County NY - May 15, 2011 Environmental Day

Rockland County's Solid Waste management Authority is sponsoring an Environmental Day on May 15, 2011 from 11:00 to 4:00, rain or shine at their facility on Torne Valley Road in Hillburn.  Admission is FREE and a great family day is planned.  You'll have a chance to tour the recycling center and see where your grabage and recyclables go.

Do you know how to turn leaves, grass and food waste into compost?  Do you know how to properly dispose of household hazardous materials?
Come find out the answers … (6 comments)

rockland county ny: Pay It Forward - Clarkstown Coats for Kids - 12/16/10 02:14 AM
Pay It Forward - Clarkstown Coats for Kids
This past Tuesday I woke up to a dusting of snow.   The temperatures were way below freezing which made it very tempting to work from home but since Tuesday is Rockland County, NY's day for broker open-houses, I joined a fellow agent and we braved the weather to head out to tour some properties.

She offered to do the driving as long as I was willing to detour and make a stop at a local dry cleaning store, Fine Line Cleaners, on S. Main Street in New City, to drop off … (6 comments)

rockland county ny: Rockland County, NY Free Concert - A Salute to Our Veterans - 11/18/10 04:57 AM
Rockland County, NY Salutes our Veterans - Free Concert
It's that time of year again.  The Jewish War Veterans together with the Town of Ramapo, Rockland County, NY is sponsoring their annual event - a concert to Salute Our Veterans.  The Jazz Knights from the U.S. Military Academy Band of West Point will be performing.  The concert is FREE and is scheduled to take place:
 

Sunday, November 21, 2010
At 1:45 PM
At
Ramapo High School's Auditorium
400 Viola Road
Spring Valley, NY

 
Tickets to the concert are free  but must be picked up … (4 comments)

rockland county ny: Eat Guilt-free on Thanksgiving! - Join Rockland County NY's Thanksgiving 5 Mile Turkey Trot! - 11/16/10 12:56 PM
"Run Thanksgiving Morning and Eat Guilt-free Thanksgiving Afternoon! "- Join Rockland County NY's Thanksgiving 5 Mile Turkey Trot!

For those of you who love all the Thanksgiving fare and want to make some tummy room for that turkey with all the trimmings - here's your chance to work off those calories in advance by joining Rockland Road Runners in their 5 mile Thanksgiving Turkey Trot.  Now, in its 19th year, it's become the largest running event in Rockland County, NY and attracts people from all over the NY metro area as well as Rockland.
The race benefits several local charitable … (11 comments)

rockland county ny: A Fundraiser Where Everyone Makes Money - Pay it Forward - 11/10/10 02:57 PM
A Fundraiser Where Everyone Makes Money - Pay it Forward 

Yesterday our Office sponsored a Gold Party  - a fantastic fund raiser benefiting "People to People" of Rockalnd County! It's the only fundraiser I know of where you leave your wallet at home and walk out with money in your pocket and it 's a win-win for everyone involved. It's a fundraiser where everyone makes money.
People to People, Rockland's largest food pantry, is an organization helping residents in Rockland County struggling to make ends meet and put food on their tables.   Their various programs help provide groceries, gently used clothing and housewares, … (7 comments)

rockland county ny: Vote!! - Election Day November 2, 2010 - 10/31/10 03:29 AM
Vote!! -  Election Day November 2, 2010
Decisions in this country are made by the majority.  We are blessed with the means of getting our voices heard and privileged to have the right to do so. 

Don't forget to excercize that privelege and VOTE this coming Tuesday Election Day November 2, 2010.  
If you're voting in New York, be aware that there is a new way to vote. The Help America Vote Act of 2002 required that all states have a system in place for voting that allows for a paper trail.  New York State is one of the last states in … (6 comments)

rockland county ny: Life is Full of Blessings - Let's Count Them! - Pay it Forward - 10/26/10 01:57 AM
Life is Full of Blessings - Let's Count Them! - Pay it Forward

There's a senior residential community that abuts the congregation I belong to.  The most senior member of this congregtion ( a women close to 90) was in mourning for the loss of her brother, her last remaining sibling.  This morning I paid her a condolence call.  Though I frequently make condolence calls, this one was different. 
Not too many 90 year olds sit "shiva" (the 7 day period of mourning observed by Jewish mourners)  in solitude.  There are usually other family members "sitting shiva" with you and … (9 comments)

 
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