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Women of Leadership and Vision
As part of Women’s History Month, Nyack Center will host a brunch on Saturday, March 8, at 10 am at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Avenue, Nyack, NY. On that occasion they will announce the third annual Young Woman of Leadership and Vision Scholarship. The award will go to a young woman who is currently a High School Senior. Tickets are $55 pp.
Honorees for 2014 are Emily Dominguez, Diana Hess, Dr. Patricia Joseph, Sarah Tucker. The program, “Women of Leadership and Vision,” honors community minded achievers for their vision, innovation and leadership towards improving the quality of life for others. A catered brunch, entertainment and inspirational words are part of this special event.
Info: Kim Cross at the Nyack Center at 845.358.2600.
VISITING NURSE SERVICES OF Westchester
914.682.1480. Organization’s E-mail email@example.com
• VNS Westchester Reception for Rockland Healthcare Community
March 27 from 5 to 7pm at Pearl River Hilton Hotel, 500
Veterans Memorial Dr, Pearl River, NY 10965. Admission is
free; pre-registration required. Visiting Nurse Services of Westchester invites healthcare and social service professionals to attend a special reception celebrating the launch of its home healthcare services for Rockland residents. Info: readers should contact 914.682.1480 or www.vns.org
AT BIRCHWOOD CENTER
85 S. Broadway, Nyack; visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845.358.6409
• Women’s Wellness Workshop
Sat, March 8, 2—4pm. Admission: $45.
The Menstrual Years; Join Connie Coker and Betsy Ceva for the first in a series of three workshops using yoga, movement meditation and discussion to increase your knowledge of women’s wellness. For more information, readers should contact 845.358.6409 or www.birchwoodcenter.com
• BACK CARE WORKSHOP
Sat, March 16, 2:30—5pm. Admission: $40.
Join Betsy Ceva and Charlene Bradin, co-founders of Birchwood Center to examine the causes of spinal injury and learn how to use yoga to alleviate pain and to strengthen and maintain a healthy back. For more information, readers should contact 845.358.6409 or www.birchwoodcenter.com
PALISADES INDOOR WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET
PCC@Palisadesny.com or www.palisadesfm.org
Housed in a charming schoolhouse, the Palisades Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market has everything you need to make delicious seasonal meals: fish, veggies, fruit, cheese and much more. For market updates, join our e-mail list.
Palisades Community Center 675 Oak Tree Road in Palisades, NY. Every Saturday 9am to 1pm.
Rockland Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence, Inc
845.215.9788 or e-mail email@example.com
• 4th Dimension Productions presents a screening of the Greg Williams Film “THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE” on Sat, April 5, from 7 to 8:30pm at Rockland Community College-Cultural Arts Theatre, 145 College Road, Suffern, NY 10901. Admission free with suggested donation of $5. For more information, readers should contact 845.215.9788 or log onto WWW.rcadd.org
Great American Cleanup
Help friends and neighbors remove tons of litter from our streets, parks and waterways during KRB—Keep Rockland Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup Campaign. In 2013, over 3,000 volunteers from around the county made it possible for all of us to enjoy a cleaner, greener Rockland. It’s also an excellent teaching moment for children to learn more about the world around them and earn community service hours.
Volunteers who can participate may schedule a cleanup for any day in April and May. Or they can join up with one of KRB’s scheduled Community Cleanup Events. Nyack’s special day is Sat, April 26—when neighbors gather to pick up supplies, enjoy refreshments and exchange ideas.
Be on the lookout for KiRBy, the campaign’s Mascot Gnome. Find KiRBy in a littered site win a prize! Info: call 845.708.9164, info@KeepRocklandBeautiful.org or register online at www.KeepRocklandBeautiful.org
AT NYACK LIBRARY
59 S. Broadway, Nyack; call 845.358.3370
• Friends of the Nyack Library ANNUAL MEETING Fri, March 21, at 6:30pm in Nyack Library Community Meeting Room.
The Friends of the Nyack Library present guest author (and library trustee) Peter Danish who will speak about his new book “The Tenor”, a sweeping tale of historical fiction, opera and more.
• FILM PRESENTATION: “Mothers of Bedford” with Commentary by Vilma (“Nina”) Balmaceda, from Nyack College.
Fri, March 21, at 6:30pm in Nyack Library Community Meeting Room
This absorbing documentary takes us into the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, showing us how Bedford’s innovative Children’s Center helps women maintain and improve bonds with children and family.
• GET CAUGHT READING—The Nyack Library Contest
This spring, we invite photographers of all ages and skill levels to find their creativity and take pictures of people expressing the joy of reading in all its forms and formats: books, e-readers, magazines, audiobooks, newspapers, in various places, indoors and out.
Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
Best photo 12 & under / Best photo 13 -18 / Best photo 19 & up / Most original (all ages) / Best in show (all ages).
All prizes will be donated by local merchants. Photos may be submitted at any time during the month of March. Last submission date is Monday, March 31. Winners will be announced on Friday, April 11 and winning photos will be displayed at the library during National Library Week, Sun, April 13 thru Saturday, April 19.
Photos should be submitted in jpeg format to: firstname.lastname@example.org Along with photos, entrants must send their name, age (those 12 & under or in the 13-18 category), and a caption.
Tappan Reformed Church’s Annual Blueberry Festival takes place Sat, March 1 from 9am to 1pm. The Manse Barn is at 32 Old Tappan Road, Tappan. Info: 845.359.1694.
Come join your neighbors for a tasty Pancake Breakfast and featuring Home Made Pies, Cakes, Muffins made with our Blueberry recipes. Adults $10, Seniors $9, Children (under 10) $6.
NURSERY SCHOOL OF THE NYACKS
Open House Sat, March 8, 11am to 1pm at Grace Church 130 First Avenue in Nyack (cor. Franklin & First). Now enrolling for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year; come visit our unique co-operative pre-school program and meet our teachers; program for children ages 2, 3, and 4 years old; children welcome. Info: 845.348.3282 or visit www.nurseryschoolofthenyacks.org Admission free.
LA LECHE LEAGUE OF CLARKSTOWN
‘Breastmilk: The Movie”— an exclusive pre-screening of this groundbreaking documentary from the producers who brought you “The Business of Being Born.” Sun, Mar 30 at 3pm at the Prusmack Center at Dominican College, 470 Western Highway, Orangeburg NY. Advance tickets $15 per adult from breastmilk.brownpapertickets.com or $20 at the door; children are free. Info 845.269.1803.
Talking about Gender (TaG)
A support discussion group for transgender identified people who are eighteen years or older (SEE NOTE *) It is open to those from Rockland and surrounding communities.
TaG will meet the 2nd Wednesday each month from 7:30 to 9 pm at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Avenue, Nyack, NY.
Use entrance from parking lot on Depew Avenue.
• MEETING DATES in 2014: March 12, Apr 9, May 14, June 11. If you are a relative, friend or ally of a trans identified person and are looking for support, please call Rockland County PFLAG at 845.268.2373. For information or questions please call 845.634.5729 ext 312, or visit www.gaypriderockland.org
TaG was developed in collaboration with the Pride Coalition of Rockland County.
(NOTE*) If you are a trans identified person who is under 18 years of age, please call CANDLE at 845.634.6677 ext 20.
SCHOLARSHIP FUND ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
O’Grady-Brown Scholarship Fund Accepting 2014 Applications for The O’Grady-Brown Scholarship Fund, an ongoing tribute to two Nyack police officers slain in the 1981 Brink’s robbery, is accepting applications from High School students for this year’s scholarship awards.
Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors and/or matriculated undergraduate students pursuing degrees directly related to advancing a career in law enforcement. Applications can be found on the fund’s web site at www.ogradybrown.com or at the guidance office at high schools throughout Rockland County. Applications must be received no later than April 15.
The scholarship was created to honor Nyack Police Officer Waverly “Chipper” Brown and Sgt. Edward O’Grady, who were killed in the line of duty after a Brink’s armored truck was robbed at the Nanuet Mall. Brink’s guard Peter Paige was killed in gunfire at the mall. The 2014 scholarship ceremony is set for June 7, 10 a.m., at The Nyack Seaport, 21 Burd Street, Nyack.
AT FIRST REFORMED CHURCH, NYACK
• Sat, Mar 15 at 7:30pm “Sounds of Praise” Concert
The Nyack College Rockland Campus School of Music have put together a special concert which includes a variety of ensembles, including the brass ensemble, handbell choir, and a mixed vocal ensemble. Come hear the wonderful sounds of these emerging artists. Admission is free of charge.
• Sun, Mar 16 at 9:30am St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast.
Green pancakes and kielbasa await you for this festive gathering and delicious morning meal. You are then welcome to join us for a one-hour service with inspirational music, simple prayers, and a hope-filled reflection. A wonderful way to kick off this special day. Breakfast is free.
NYACK’S Community Garden
Spring is almost here, and the Nyack Community Garden will soon be opening for the season. All Nyack residents interested in obtaining information and applications, may contact us at email@example.com
Number 24—JOSEPHINE PUCCI
As we watch the blazing fast USA women’s hockey team on television, look for No. 24. She is a neighbor. Josephine Pucci is from Pearl River and a Harvard student. She says, “I first took to the ice as a figure skater at five years of age and quickly made the transition to ice hockey when I received my first helmet and stick for Christmas. My ambition was to win a medal at the Olympic Winter Games.” She and her team won the Silver Medal in the final four minutes of the third period against the Canadian team. The Americans missed out on gold medals by a whisker. They were defeated 3-2 in overtime at the Sochi Olympics. The Canadians won their 4th straight gold medal in women’s ice hockey.
Josephine Pucci suffered a severe concussion in 2012 in a game against Canada and needed a year to recover. It cost Pucci her senior year at Harvard and forced her to take a long break from the U.S. national team. She returned last fall and regained her spot on Team USA. Josephine said. “Living in the Olympic village is great, it’s been unbelievable. It’s cool meeting other athletes from Team USA and all the other teams, so many languages, backgrounds, everybody in one dining hall. It’s pretty cool.”
AMAZING FLIGHT OF BIRDS
For the first 40 seconds, you’ll wonder why we’re bothering you with this this. Keep watching. What follows is an amazing, undulating flight of thousands of starlings. Well worth a look. (We preferred it without the sound.)
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