The Villager’s wonderful window on our community
Ray Bradbury once said, “Journalism keeps you planted in the earth.”
I think that is particularly true of community journals. They keep us connected to our neighbors, our main streets, our local schools, and the issues that directly impact out lives.
For 20 years, The Nyack Villager has been the face of community news in eastern Rockland County. Your articles about people, businesses, trends, and challenges have kept local residents both informed and engaged. They have, in fact, kept us planted in the earth.
I am very proud to be a member of The Nyack Villager family as a contributing columnist. The Villager has enabled me to share my thoughts on issues that are close to my heart: issues like children’s education, the importance of libraries, the value of government services, and the health of our environment.
The Villager and its outstanding writers, photographers, graphic artists, and contributors provide us with a plethora of useful, relevant, and occasionally whimsical information illustrating all that is special and unique about living in the Nyacks.
From columns on caring for pets, gardens, homes, the local business and government scenes, or delightful description of both local and NYC-based theatrical productions, each beautifully-crafted issue of The Villager provides readers with insights into the culture, the history and the character of this eclectic community.
But the soul of this monthly community magazine can be found in the persons of Jan and Shel Haber, the publishers, editors and sometime writers of The Nyack Villager.
For 20 years, they have worked hard to successfully create a compelling and entertaining window into the Nyack experience, “celebrating life and the arts in the Hudson River Villages.” They have put together a wonderful team of men and women who share their love for the river communities, and they manage to demonstrate the depth of their affection with each and every issue.
And so I congratulate Jan and Shel and all who contribute to make The Nyack Villager a journalistic treasure. Happy Anniversary—and keep those issues coming!
Harriet Cornell is Chairwoman of the Rockland County Legislature. She represents Legislative District 10, encompassing the Villages of Nyack and Upper Nyack, Central Nyack and parts of West Nyack and New City.