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African American Entrepreneurs at the historical society
There’s not much time left to see the excellent exhibit at the Historical Society of the Nyacks—“African American Entrepreneurs in the Nyacks 1800- Present.” The exhibit honors men and women—who, despite discrimination- contributed to the local culture and economy.
Learn more about local history from individuals’ stories about slavery, freedom, the Underground Railroad, and about people who built successful Nyack businesses, community institutions, served the community as doctors, dentists. attorneys, philanthropists, musicians, artists, activists, and public servants. Curated by Bill Batson.
The exhibit will be on display through July 5, at the lower level of the Depew House, 50 Piermont Avenue (behind the Nyack Library parking lot).
Historical Society of the Nyacks, 845.418.4430
50 Piermont Avenue, Nyack, NY 10960
Sat July 5, 1 to 4pm
Exhibit: “African American Entrepreneurs 1800-Present”
Sunday Supper needs volunteers!
Sunday Supper, an all-volunteer non-sectarian soup kitchen, is in need of volunteers for all its teams. If you are at least 12 years old and would love to help feed those in need, we serve a hand-made meal every Sunday evening at Living Christ Church in South Nyack. Volunteers work with their specific team once every 10 weeks, or can float in and out of teams as needed. If you are interested, please contact us at email@example.com and we will get you started.
Nyack Rotary Awards 7 Scholarships
The Nyack Rotary Club has awarded seven $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors in the Nyack School District. The awards, based on student achievement and community service, were presented to Andrea Davis, Kevin Lindemann, Melissa McCarter, Sophia Owens, Maria Ponomarev, Zoe Robertson, and Maria Salter.
The students plan to attend four- year colleges and universities. The Nyack Rotary Club has served the Nyack community for over 75 years and also supports the Interact Club which fosters community service among high school students.
Rockland Farm Alliance
Now, in early July, there may still be a few CSA harvest shares left. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSA members pick up a weekly share of the harvest throughout the growing season at Cropsey Community Farm. Get to know the farmers and reap the benefits of sustainable and locally produced food, and in turn agree to share with the farm some of the risks inherent in food production. For more information visit www.cropseyfarm.org
Summer Junior Farmers Program
We connect your kids to their community, the sun and the soil. Time with the farmers, freshly harvested snacks, art projects and field games round out the adventures. Program does not repeat, so sign up for both weeks. For Incoming grades K – 5
Session 1: August 4 – August 8
Session 2: August 11 – August 15
9am – noon $250.00/session
9am – 1pm $275.00/session Stay for lunch!
For more information visit www.rocklandfarm.org
Contact Rachael Goss at 845.634.3167 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Farm Alliance Needs Your Support
As you read this, the Suburban Agriculture Bill is making its way to the floor of the New York State Assembly and Senate. When it gets there, it will have the voices of hundreds of supporters behind it including American Farmland Trust, Scenic Hudson, and people like you, who believe we need to ensure that farming remains viable in counties like Rockland.
As described in the bill, a Suburban Agricultural District would protect smaller farms located in suburban areas from “overly restrictive local laws, government funded acquisition or construction projects, and private nuisance suits involving agricultural practices in the districts.” The bills recognize that “development pressure, high land prices, and dense population in these areas can threaten the continued existence of farms. Agricultural District protections in some of our more developed counties are not attainable because there is not sufficient farmland acreage to meet the current requirements of the Agricultural Districts Law, due to the significant loss of farms and farmland over the past 30 years.”
Read more about the Suburban Agricultural Bill on our website. Thank you for your continued support of local farms and local food.
The Behavioral Health Center at Nyack Hospital
News from Nyack Hospital
Nyack Hospital welcomes Nancy C. Magliocca, RN, as the Program Director of its newly opened Behavioral Health Center. Ms. Magliocca has significant credentials in both health care management and behavioral health management. Her recent professional experience includes progressively responsible positions as Director, Inpatient
Behavioral Health Programs; Director, Inpatient Mental Health Programs; Director, Clinical Support Services; and Marketing Representative for an acute care hospital.
“Vice President and Medical Director, Michael Rader, MD, says “We are very pleased to have Nancy join us to manage our new behavioral health center. She brings a wealth of experience and an enthusiasm which will serve her well in her new role.”
Ms. Magliocca has a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from Pace University, Pleasantville, NY; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from State University of New York, New Paltz, NY; and a Diploma in Nursing from Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing, Troy, NY. She is the nominee and recipient of diverse awards of excellence.
The Behavioral Health Center at Nyack Hospital is an adult acute care psychiatric unit that offers a full spectrum of psychiatric services and medical care. Having these services based in the hospital allows for the coordination of care without disruption for patients. Nyack Hospital has the resources to diagnose and treat patients with complex medical and mental health problems, placing the focus on caring for the combined needs of the patient. Nyack Hospital Awards Margaret Mary Kennedy Nursing Scholarship.
Nyack Hospital recently awarded the first annual Margaret Mary Kennedy Nursing Scholarship to Debbie Rye, RN of Valley Cottage, NY. Rye will put the award to good use as she pursues her BSN and MSN in Nursing at Mercy College. This scholarship is made possible by a generous gift from Mr. Peter Kennedy of Orangeburg, NY, in honor of the excellent nursing care his wife received at Nyack Hospital.
Mr. Kennedy shared, “I am honored to provide an opportunity for Nyack Hospital employees to pursue nursing education. The nursing care my wife, Margaret, received while a patient at Nyack Hospital was outstanding. Not only does this gift honor Margaret’s memory, but it enables me to give back to the people who provided her with such wonderful care while supporting nursing excellence for the future.”
Scholarship award winner Debbie Rye says, “I am delighted to receive this scholarship to help me further my nursing education. Nursing is an ongoing learning process and I want to learn everything I can within the field. My goal is to complete my degrees, continue caring for patients and also teach so that I can help prepare new nurses to provide exceptional patient care.”
The Margaret Mary Kennedy Nursing Scholarship will be awarded annually to a Nyack Hospital employee enrolled in a nursing program or for registered nurses pursuing an advanced degree.