Community Spotlight: Virginia ‘Ginny’ Norfleet

Virginia ‘Ginny’ Norfleet, is more than just a resident of Haverstraw; she connects with and brings people within community together. Her passion, dedication and love for Haverstraw has helped to unearth a hidden history within the town. There were African slaves in Haverstraw during the 1800s. Ginny has dug deep to uncover the untold stories of the brickyard workers here in Haverstraw, and has built a memorial park to honor and respect those whose voices were silenced. But this is just the beginning of Ginny’s journey to bring forth the deep, rich history that Haverstraw is hiding beneath the clay. … More Community Spotlight: Virginia ‘Ginny’ Norfleet

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Going GAGA for GARNER: Weaving Art into a Community

Haverstraw, N.Y. is a microcosm of the region. From taking in crisp morning air on top of a mountain peak, to lunch in a diverse urban downtown, and ending with a rivertown sunset, you can have it all in Haverstraw. Garnerville brings us yet another type of experience that makes Haverstraw even more unique. If you’ve … More Going GAGA for GARNER: Weaving Art into a Community

Introducing Community Spotlight!

   HaverstrawLife is introducing a feature to our site called COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT! Every month, we will be interviewing and learning about a Haverstraw local that has made an impact (or large contributions) to our community. We want thank those who help make Haverstraw an amazing place to live and do business. Visit the Community Spotlight page to catch all … More Introducing Community Spotlight!

Celebrate National Cupcake Day at Bella Sophia Sugar Crafts!

Today is National Cupcake Day! Yes, seriously, there is such a thing. And the best place to celebrate in the Lower Hudson Valley is Bella Sophia Sugar Crafts in Haverstraw. The dessert parlor and bakery sells their mouth-watering (and gorgeous) desserts, hosts classes to create your own, and takes orders for more substantial treats (like wedding cakes; Bella is renowned for their cakes and have been featured on The Knot, etc.). … More Celebrate National Cupcake Day at Bella Sophia Sugar Crafts!

The Widest Point on the Hudson: From NYC to Haverstraw

Written by Debbie Ali   Emeline Park Pier, Haverstraw Bay, Haverstraw, NY. Photo taken by Debbie Ali. It was a warm mid-summer day when we pulled up to our house, and saw luscious green grass, a beautiful Japanese maple tree, and an enchanting craftsman bungalow with a wrap around porch. This was it. This was … More The Widest Point on the Hudson: From NYC to Haverstraw

Welcome Debbie Ali!

HaverstrawLife welcomes Debbie Ali as a new contributor to the site. Debbie recently moved with her family from Queens to the Village of Haverstraw. Keep an eye out for new posts by Debbie as she explores Haverstraw, the arts and the Hudson Valley. Read more about Debbie after the jump.