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BOOK FAIR AND PARTY
The Upper Nyack Elementary School Book Fair will be the week of November 16—20, with the Book Fair party on the 20th, featuring The Magic of Amore (a very literate magician). Pickwick Books of Nyack is Book Fair sponsor.
ARBOR DAY POSTER CONTEST
The NY State Arbor Day Committee is now accepting entries of photos/artwork from the public for the 2016 Arbor Day Poster Contest.
The winning entry will be featured on the official New York State Arbor Day Poster, a longtime tradition and a collector’s item for many. Each year, more than 100,000 posters are printed for distribution at about 3,500 schools throughout the state, as well as at the New York State Fair and other venues.
The winning artist or photographer will be recognized at the state’s official Arbor Day celebration in Albany on April 29, when the Arbor Day Committee presents the governor with a framed copy of the poster.
Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Nov. 30 and must be of high enough resolution to be suitable for print production—a minimum of 150 dpi, although 300 dpi is ideal. Digital entries in .jpg or .pdf format preferred.
Examples of past years’ posters and a link to download the official entry form can be found at this website— www.nysnla.com/index.php/for-customers/arbor-day
On Saturday, Nov 7 from 10 to 3pm in Connelly Hall,
St. John’s RC Church, 895 Piermont Ave, Piermont, The Catholic Daughters will host their annual Holiday Boutique. There will be handmade craft items, raffles, White Elephant table, dessert table, Thanksgiving and Christmas craft items. Visit with Santa from noon to 2pm and enjoy homemade food from Anna’s Kitchen. For more info please call Janet 359.5783.
AT BIRCHWOOD CENTER
85 South Broadway, Nyack. Info: 845.358.6409 online at www.birchwoodcenter.com e-mail email@example.com
• Gentle Yoga Teacher Training
Four weekends—November 6 thru December 12
6 to 9pm on Fridays, 1 to 5pm on Saturdays: Learn how to teach Gentle Yoga. 40-hour Immersion with Betsy Ceva; Advanced Training for Yoga Teachers and Deepening Your Practice for Inspired Students. Tuition: $850
• Move! An Exploration in Fluid Yoga
Sunday,Nov 8th from 3 to 5pm: Guided by clear instruction, imagery, and the best in world music, we will build a series of fluid, progressive Body Chants that lift our yoga practice to new heights. Taught by Judith Rose. $40
• Autumn Yoga Hike in Harriman State Park
Saturday Nov 14 from 11am to 3pm: A moderate-to-strenuous hike of approximately five miles through different terrains, which will include stopping for Asana practice & meditation. With Jerry Cincimino. $35
• Satsang with Ma Bhaskarananda
Sat. 21st at 3–6 pm: Seeking Self-Knowledge, we follow the journey of OM through the states of waking, dreaming and deep sleep, and enter the ocean of pure vibration. Includes chanting, meditation & discussion. $45.
The John Green HOUSE Preservation
The John Green Preservation Coalition Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of this and other historic structures at no cost to Village taxpayers, most recently, fought to save the John Green House, a Dutch sandstone built in 1817. Stop by their booth at the Nyack Farrmers’ Market and find out more. The Market will be open every Thursday from 8am until 2pm in the Main Street Parking Lot in downtown Nyack.
Blue Rock School FALL CAMPUS TOUR
110 Demarest Mill Road (off Germonds Rd.), W. Nyack.
Blue Rock School invites parents interested in kindergarten through eighth grade to visit our beautiful, four-acre campus Come meet Blue Rock faculty and hear how our vibrant and creative learning environment nurtures children’s natural curiosity and fosters a lifelong love of learning. Discover how Blue Rock School’s unique educational approach brings learning to life.
Fall Info Session & Campus Tour Sat, Nov 21 at 10 am.
Space is limited. RSVP Admissions Director, Beverly Stycos at 845.535.3353 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Fun Featuring Sciencetellers—
BENEFITS Nursery School of the Nyacks
Bring the whole family to see Sciencetellers, an interactive storytelling show featuring dry ice, fog, rockets & more. Face painting & snacks too. All proceeds benefit The Nursery School of the Nyacks.
$25 family of 4, $30 4 or more, $8 person.
Event held Saturday, Nov 7 from 11am to 1pm at
Grace Church, Memorial Hall, 1st & Sickles Ave, Nyack.
For more info call 845.348.3268 or visit
Medicare Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment Oct. 15 through Dec 7.
If you have a Medicare health or prescription drug plan, this is the time you can make changes to your plan. Even if you’re happy with your current coverage, you might find something that’s a better fit for your budget or your health needs. If you miss an Open Enrollment deadline, you’ll most likely have to wait a full year before you can make changes to your plan.
NYACK HOMELESS PROJECT
Every 3.6 seconds a person dies of hunger. 75% of them are children. Please help the Nyack Homeless Project feed and clothe people during the cold winter months by adding your financial donation to our GoFundMe campaign. https://www.gofundme.com/NHP2015
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty
is pleased to announce Margo Bohlin, of the company’s New City, NY office, has earned a spot in REAL Trends’ rankings of NY agents by sides.
“I’m very grateful to have been recognized by REAL Trends,” said Margo Bohlin, Real Estate Associate Broker for Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty. “My goal as a real estate professional is to continue to provide top-tier service to my clients.
I would like to thank all of those who have placed their trust in me over the years.”
“Margo has been, and continues to be, a force of nature,” said Matthew Rand, Managing Partner of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty. “Her passion for her clients and Rockland County real estate has made her a household name.”
School Farm Tours
Cropsey Community Farm, 220 S. Little Tor Rd., New City
Spend a day exploring, learning and nibbling in the fields. A farm tour provides highly interactive education about sustainable biodynamic farming and plenty of farm projects designed especially for your group.
Sept 21 through Dec 1 from 8am to 5pm, Monday thru Friday. $7 per student; free for adult chaperons.
ACOR—ARTS COUNCIL OF ROCKLAND
At Nyack Boat Club, 59 Gedney Street, Nyack
On Tuesday Nov 10 from 6:30 to 8pm, The Arts Council of Rockland invites you to IDEA CITY. Moderated by Janey Tannenbaum, of ACOR & Bill Batson, of Nyack Sketch Log.
As we plan for the future of Arts in Rockland County, we invite all residents to join us in an exchange of ideas about expanding the presence of the arts in everyday life. We’re interested in your thoughts about the kinds of arts programs and cultural events that engage your imagination; add your ideas for new programs. Help shape your community. Thanks to Nyack Boat Club for their hospitality.
Free & open to the public. Light refreshments served.
Living Christ Church
151 South Broadway, South Nyack 845.358.3125
• Special Event: Thanksgiving Day Dinner
Thurs, Nov 26; 2 Seatings: noon to 2:30pm & 3 to 5pm
at 151 South Broadway, South Nyack. Volunteers e-mail email@example.com If you live in Nyack & need a ride to the dinner, call 845.548.9465.
• Christian Education Hour—Sunday School for children through adults 9:30 to 10:30 am. Child Care for children thru age 3 (Nursery Care)
• Sunday Worship Service at 10:45am—We invite you to come join us for Café in the Foyer prior to service.
• Youth Group—Wednesdays from 7 to 9pm, in
McKaig Hall. Contact: David Borden, Youth Pastor at 941.626.4812.
• Sunday Supper—A tasty Sunday dinner for those in need of a hot meal or just some company; 5pm in
Nyack Center Celebrates 25 Years
58 Depew Ave, Nyack. 845.358.2600.
Pull out your best party clothes and dancing shoes. Circle November 14 on the calendar.
Come help us celebrate as we honor our dear friends and community angels, Chris & Bert Hughes and Sally & Roger Seiler. Our 8th Annual Legacy Gala will be a sparkling evening featuring locally-crafted hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and live auction followed by an After Party with dancing and desserts by Didier Dumas.
Single tickets $95; couples $170. Get your tickets at
NYACK American Legion POST 310
benefit BUFFET AND COCKTAIL PARTY
to assist with their roof replacement. Veterans Day, Nov 11, starting at 6:30pm at LaFontana Restaurant, 95 South Broadway, Nyack. Tickets: $45 pp includes food, beer, wine and $10 donation—to be matched by the Rand Community Fund. Silent auction with baskets and gift certificates from favorite local stores, too.
Call 845.358.7310 to reserve/pay for your Fundraiser Buffet and Cocktail Dinner. Hurry! Seating is limited.
Annual Highway Cleanup with Keep Rockland Beautiful. Sunday, Nov 15: Meet at Dr. Davies Farm, 306 Rt 304, Congers. If interested in attending please RSVP to Senator Carlucci’s at 845.623.3627.
Helen Hayes Hospital
Rte 9w, Haverstraw
Complementary & Alternative Medicine options are
available to all patients and community members.
Taught by an experienced yoga instructor.
For more info 845.786.4934.
• Ai Chi
Ai Chi is a therapy made up of gentle motions designed to improve balance, posture and relaxation, both in the water and out. Group meets in the hospital’s warm water therapy pool. More info 845.786.4457.
Provided by a NY state licensed acupuncturist, this treatment uses sterile thin needles inserted into acupuncture points in the skin. More info 845.675.7826.
Massage and Reiki is available from a NYS licensed massage therapist and level 1 Reiki Master who has additional certifications in medical massage, Swedish massage and therapeutic and relaxation touch.
More info 845.642.2036.
Guided meditation classes help to increase mindfulness and awareness while decreasing pain and anxiety in participants. The Meditation Program at HHH is led by a licensed mental health counselor with experience in meditation and yoga instruction. Info: 845.786.4158.
In addition to these treatment options, the hospital also provides patients with access to the C.A.R.E. Channel on channel 60 in all hospital rooms and in the hospital atrium. The C.A.R.E. Channel provides 24 hours of programing designed for patients to promote relaxation, improve restlessness, reduce anxiety, and enhance pain management protocols, support and comfort during a 24 hour cycle.
SCHOOL LUNCHES: WHAT KIDS EAT AND WHAT GETS THROWN AWAY
School lunch menus have improved since the days of mystery meat and juice cocktails made of sweet powdered blends, but are your kids are eating well? You may be surprised by how much of your child’s lunch could be going to waste. According to LabDoor, an online review service—students throw away
73% of their vegetables
47% of their fruit
19% of their entrees
25% of their milk.
It is estimated that, in the U.S., $1.3 Billion worth of food is wasted annually and fewer than 50% of students meet standards for vitamins A and C and iron.
What Can Parents Do? Start conversations with your child about what they ate at school, eat balanced meals at home, consider supplementing your child’s diet with vitamins. Get the full story at—