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MAC ARTS LAB FOR NYACK HIGH SCHOOL
Thanks to all who made INSPIRE NYACK’S 2015 Casino Night such a big success.
This annual fundraiser is a critical way the community can support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the Nyack Public School District. This impacts all our kids, from elementary school students learning robotics to high school students engaging in scientific research. Together we’ve raised $40,000 for STEM education this year and we are nearly to our goal of $46,000 to fund STEM programs this year. Inspire Nyack has committed to raising $80,000 for the lab and only $6,000 is left to go before the September 2015 opening. We’re almost there! Please join us in investing in the education of our community’s children.
MARIA LUISA Scholarship AWARDED
On Thursday June 18, the 2015 Maria Luisa Scholarship Award was presented to its first honoree—Annika Scilipote, who just graduated from Tappan Zee High School. She will attend NYU to study at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.
Maria established this scholarship last year with Rockland Community Foundation, and an annual recipient will be chosen from among needs based graduating high school students in Rockland County.
The Maria Luisa Scholarship recognizes Rockland County high school female seniors who demonstrate a desire to learn and foster principals of civic and community involvement, issues around social justice, inequality, and related interests supporting Fair Trade and Eco-friendly principles.
Each year a $1000 scholarship (or more) will be awarded to a promising graduate who is in need of financial aid, to assist with costs in attending a college of her choice.
Nyack Rotary Awards Six Scholarships
Nyack Rotary awarded six $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors in the Nyack School District. Based on student achievement and community service the awards were presented to: Erika Viviano, Samantha Viviano, Mary Stephanie DeVera, Evan Rocco, Lucy Miller-Suchet, and Bryan Guzman. The students will be attending four year colleges and universities.
3 Nyack men inducted in sports hall of fame
Nyack’s trio of inductees includes Ed Matott, superb basketball and soccer official, whose high powered basketball teams were seen at the famed “pit” back in ’68-’70. Bob Corvino who excelled in football in the late 60s and who was named 1st team all-State and Daily News All America; he went on to a distinguished football coaching career at Port Jervis; Homer Wanamaker, who joins his brother, Steve as an inductee into the Hall of Fame as a multi-sport all County champion.
The Nyack Villager thanks Peter J. Scheibner, County Archivist, for this item.
Free Garden Tours at Cornell
The public is invited to attend free monthly tours of the demonstration gardens at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center, 10 Patriot Hills Dr., Stony Point, NY. Visitors tour the beautiful gardens, and learn which plants grow best in Rockland County. Gardens include: The Ralph Snodsmith Perennial Garden; Hillside and Shade Garden; Fern Garden; Herb Garden; Ornamental Grass Garden; Cutting Garden; Container Gardens; Native Plants; and the Rain Garden. Tours will be held on the following Sundays, July 26, August 30, September 27, October 25 from 1pm-2pm. CCE Rockland is located at 10 Patriot Hills Drive, Stony Point, NY 10980. For information, call weekdays: 845-429-7085. Rain or shine. Free. No registration. Children are always welcome. More info: www.rocklandcce.org
The Junior Farmer Program Is Back
Rockland Farm Alliance’s Junior Farmer Program introduces children to sustainable agriculture, healthy living and environmental stewardship through discovery, play and plenty of time getting their hands dirty on the farm.
Register today to reserve your child’s place in this incredible summer program. Session I: August 3-7; Session 2: August 10-14.
Info: Suzanne Barish: firstname.lastname@example.org
COMING IN AUTUMN
• The third Hometown Heroes tribute recognizing the four Nyack residents we lost in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 takes place in Memorial Park.
• There will be a free Drive-in movie in the Artopee lot on September 18, sponsored by the Village and Wright Bros. Real Estate Inc.
• In October, watch for the 2nd Annual Witch Way 5K costume run on October 24, benefitting Nyack Center.
We will have all the details in the September Villager.
Tina Guarasci of T-nee Angels
wants you to know that T-Nee Angels is a creative and educational daycare, featuring an age appropriate modified pre-school program for children 6 wks and up. Full and part time hours offered M-F as well as before and after school programming.