Community News - Rockland

Ramsey Indoor Winter Farmers' Market Open Through the End of March

Ramsey Indoor Winter Farmers' Market Open Through the End of March

(Feb. 22, 2019) - Voted Best in Bergen, the non-profit Ramsey indoor winter Farmers' Market is open every Sunday through March 31, from 10am-2pm at the Eric Smith School in Ramsey. The market draws Rockland and Bergen families with over 30 local farmers and food purveyors. Each offers an extensive variety of fresh, local produce and products, including artisan breads and fine cheeses, fresh fish directly from the Hampton Bays. Also, purchase organic and responsibly grown vegetables and fruits, homemade pastas, chili, soups-including vegan and vegetarian, exotic mushrooms, homemade chili, pickles, gourmet olive oil and balsamic vinegar, honey, handmade soaps and body care products, gluten free baked items, spices and much more.


The Academy of the Holy Angels' Varsity Dancers Earn Fourth National Championship

The Academy of the Holy Angels' Varsity Dancers Earn Fourth National Championship

(Feb. 12, 2019) - The varsity dancers from the Academy of the Holy Angels just earned their fourth national title. The girls handily won the trophy after their performance at the UDA National Dance Championship in Orlando, Florida. In addition to their three consecutive national crowns (2016-2018), the varsity team began 2019 by earning multiple first place finishes in local and regional events.


Academy of the Holy Angels Tri-M Music Honor Society Raises $1,300 for Hungry for Music

Academy of the Holy Angels Tri-M Music Honor Society Raises $1,300 for Hungry for Music

(Jan. 15, 2019) - Financial constraints can make music lessons seem like an unattainable luxury for some children. In an effort to effect change, the Tri-M Music Honor Society at the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest, New Jersey, recently raised $1,300 for Hungry for Music, a non-profit organization that gives young musicians access to a variety of musical instruments.


Frost Valley YMCA Announces Meet and Greet Info Sessions for Adventure Camp

Frost Valley YMCA Announces Meet and Greet Info Sessions for Adventure Camp

(Jan. 08, 2019) - Frost Valley YMCA is now offering Meet and Greet Info Sessions for parents who wish to learn more about its Adventure Programs and Trips. The Montclair, New Jersey, program offers parents the unique opportunity to send their children on exciting real-world adventures during which children will develop wilderness skills, discover their resilience, and forge lifelong friendships.



Keeping Our Streams Clean: 2018 Fall Waterways Cleanup in Rockland

Keeping Our Streams Clean: 2018 Fall Waterways Cleanup in Rockland

(Sep. 26, 2018) - Four events are currently scheduled throughout the county and along the Hudson River during September and October, with more to come, for Keep Rockland Beautiful's Fall Waterways Cleanup. The organization collaborates with community partners, including the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, the Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance, and various other groups to make a difference in Rockland’s most heavily littered areas.


Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Designation Awarded to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern

Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Designation Awarded to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern

(Sep. 07, 2018) - Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), joined a growing number of businesses in Rockland County to become a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite as designated by the Rockland County Department of Health's Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Program.


Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern Opens Obstetrics Emergency Department

Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern Opens Obstetrics Emergency Department

(Jul. 02, 2018) - Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has opened a dedicated Obstetrics Emergency Department that offers expectant mothers and families high-quality, specialized labor and delivery care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is the only OB-ED in Rockland and Orange Counties and in the entire Hudson Valley.


Active International and Rockland Boulders Charity Challenge Raises Nearly $1,000 for CANDLE

Active International and Rockland Boulders Charity Challenge Raises Nearly $1,000 for CANDLE

(Jun. 12, 2018) - Community Awareness Network For A Drug-Free Life And Environment, Inc. (CANDLE) was celebrated at the May 24 Rockland Boulders game at Palisades Credit Union Park. Board members, staff, and supporters came out to watch the game and purchase raffle tickets to support the organization. The event and 50/50 raffle is part of the Annual Active International/Rockland Boulders Charity Challenge. CANDLE received $896 from the 50/50 and so did the anonymous winner of the raffle.


SUEZ Helps Homeowners Save Money and Conserve Water

SUEZ Helps Homeowners Save Money and Conserve Water

(May. 23, 2018) - SUEZ, in collaboration with Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R), is helping families save money on utility bills while receiving a substantial rebate on WaterSense products. The customer conservation program for Rockland County consumers strives to help homeowners save water and energy while lowering their utility bills and receiving significant rebates on the purchase of water-saving devices.


Green Meadow Waldorf School Announces Forest Preschool for 2018 School Year

Green Meadow Waldorf School Announces Forest Preschool for 2018 School Year

(May. 23, 2018) - TreeAnne McEnery, administrator at Green Meadow Waldorf School (GMWS) announced that the nearly 70-year-old school is opening a forest preschool in September on its 11-acre wooded campus. The forest preschool will serve children from ages 2-5.


CANDLE 'Safe Celebrations' Campaign Raises Awareness About Alcohol & Substance Abuse

CANDLE 'Safe Celebrations' Campaign Raises Awareness About Alcohol & Substance Abuse

(May. 21, 2018) - Community Awareness Network for a Drug-Free Life and Environment, Inc. (CANDLE) of Rockland County, is sponsoring a parent awareness campaign for the third year in a row encouraging parents to talk to their teens about their plans and to remind them to celebrate these milestones in a safe and healthy way.


Camp Sequoia Announces 'Aloha Adventure' Trip to Hawaii

Camp Sequoia Announces 'Aloha Adventure' Trip to Hawaii

(May. 17, 2018) - Camp Sequoia, a premier summer destination for 2E young men, is pleased to announce Aloha Adventure for summer 2018. Designed specifically for our older campers, this program builds upon three and six week resident options for campers ages 7 to 17 as a means to enhance friendships, life skills and explore a part of the world with an expert guide.


The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital Awarded for Excellence in Lactation Care

The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital Awarded for Excellence in Lactation Care

(May. 16, 2018) - The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital has been awarded the 2018 IBCLC Care Award for excellence in lactation care by The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®). This honor recognizes organizations whose professionals hold IBCLC® certification and provide a lactation program while also offering activities that help protect, promote and support breastfeeding.


Land of Make Believe Hosts Season Opening Memorial Day Weekend

Land of Make Believe Hosts Season Opening Memorial Day Weekend

(May. 10, 2018) - Land of Make Believe is simply screaming to invite everyone to its Hope amusement park for its Grand Opening Weekend over the Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday through Monday, May 26-28. This year's new ride, the Scream Machine 360, makes its debut this year with the greatest upside down thrills imaginable. Yes, riders will do a complete 360 degrees! This ride is the latest addition to the park that offers Parents and Kids exciting choices, complementing Land of Make Believe's expansive rides and attractions for the whole Family.


Dental Wellness of Suffern Introduces Pain Free, Drill Free Dentistry

Dental Wellness of Suffern Introduces Pain Free, Drill Free Dentistry

(Apr. 23, 2018) - Dental Wellness of Suffern is proud to announce that it has added the Solea Dental Laser to its practice. Solea's technology offers patients a reliably anesthesia free alternative to the traditional dental drill.


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