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CORNED BEEF DINNER
Sat, March 14, from 5 to 8pm
Benefit for The Ladies Auxiliary Orangetown Fire Company
No.1, 90 Depot Pl., So. Nyack. Info: 845.358.8286
Menu: Corned Beef and Cabbage, Potato & Bread
Beverage & Dessert; BYOB
Adults: $14, seniors: $12, children: (under 12): $10.
Take out available. To order call 845.358.9751.
AT BIRCHWOOD CENTER
85 South Broadway, Nyack. Info: 845.358.6409 online at www.birchwoodcenter.com e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
• Sat, March 14 2 – 4pm; Admission: $40
Join Betsy Ceva for Restorative Yoga, a passive, healing practice that offers an opportunity to open, reflect, and receive the benefits of complete relaxation. Open to everyone; no experience needed.
• Sat, March 21 2pm – 4:30pm
Roll, Release & Relax; Admission: $45
Unravel tension with Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls with Heidi Broecking. Learn a simple, effective self-care regimen that puts the power of self-massage into your own hands. Two therapy balls included.
7th annual African American Day parade and festival—MUSIC, FOOD & FUN
Saturday, May 2, 2015
We are soliciting marchers for the parade; vendors and not-for-profit organizations to participate at the festival.
Anyone interested in joining one of several committees for this event, please call
Mary White at 845.358.0548 ext 545
NAACP CALENDAR FOR MARCH / APRIL
• General Public Meeting Wed, March 25 at 7pm
Executive Officers Meeting 8:30pm—A dialogue between the NAACP and Orangetown Police
• 56th Annual Membership, Renewal and Recruitment Dinner Thurs, April 16 at the Pearl River Hilton, 500 Veterans Memorial Drive, Pearl River, NY.
WE NOTE WITH SADNESS THE PASSING OF RICK SPREYER, OF GRANDVIEW
Frederick Charles Spreyer, 72, of Grandview, NY died on February 18, 2015 following complications from congestive heart failure. Mr. Spreyer, known as Rick, was a writer, a teacher and the founder of Lore Communications, a firm offering public affairs services to companies involved in environment and energy related issues.
Early in his career he was Vice President of Pacific Resources, Inc., a Honolulu-based oil and gas company and later he directed the State of Hawaii’s Business and Economic Development office in Washington, D.C. He was also a consultant to the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs and worked for the US Dept. of Energy.
He is the author of Windswept, a collection of poems, Cronies, a book-length poem about time, place, and friends, and a memoir entitled, A Man Of Real Flair: A Story of Wheeler Dealers, Moochers, Bleeding Hearts, SOBs, Battle Axes, and Economic Slaves. The latter used the life of a most extraordinary man, Jack Evans, to shine a light on the political ecosystem of Washington, DC.
His favorite book was Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry.
Rick was from West Haven, CT and an alumnus of the Choate Rosemary Hall School. He held BS and MA degrees in English Literature from Southern Connecticut State University, and did graduate work in Literature and Philosophy at George Washington University. He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. Reserves.
He leaves his wife of 27 years, Janice Perlman, a brother and sister-in law, Richard and Nancy Spreyer, a sister and brother-in law, Jeanie and Louis Cedrone, two nephews, a niece, six grand nephews and his cats, Samba and Koa.
Rick’s life will be commemorated with a celebration this summer.