Food, Fine Art & World Renowned Musicians on Friday, June 1

Delicious food, fine art and world renowned musicians are pairing together Friday night, June 1st from 5pm to 10pm at Bella Rose Café in Haverstraw. The fine art is by Maureen Plainfield, a local photographer who sat in the front window of Bella Rose from 8am-5pm one day and photographed the world inside and outside … More Food, Fine Art & World Renowned Musicians on Friday, June 1

“Back to the Streets” Student Photography Exhibition Opens at Union Restaurant

Ken Karlewicz and the Riverside Arts Project Proudly Present “Back to the Streets.”
A collection of photographs by Ken and his students which capture the colorful life, texture and ever changing mood of Haverstraw Village’s downtown landscape. … More “Back to the Streets” Student Photography Exhibition Opens at Union Restaurant

“Reconnecting Rockland” Column in the Rockland County Times

I stared writing a monthly column in the Rockland County Times called “Reconnecting Rockland.” In it I focus on planning, engineering, real estate development, and architecture issues that are facing the County. Check out Part 1 and Part 2, aptly named “Back to Our Roots.” … More “Reconnecting Rockland” Column in the Rockland County Times

Guest Post: Local Business in Haverstraw

The following guest post is authored by Jonathan M. Solis, a Haverstraw Village resident and local entrepreneur. Jonathan created Local Roamer, a local business discount platform, and NutraSol Natural Center (a health food center); Jonathan hopes to eventually open a branch of NutraSol in the Village. I’ve always said that Haverstraw is a gold mine … More Guest Post: Local Business in Haverstraw

A Bright Future for Local Theater

Shades Repertory Theater, where Harps is the artistic Director, resides in the lower level of the Central Presbyterian Church on the corner of New Main Street and Hudson Avenue in the Village of Haverstraw, New York. With Tiffany stained glass windows and American Chestnut (now nearly extinct) ceilings, the church itself is a proud and substantial entity as you enter the village. … More A Bright Future for Local Theater

Why Buy Local?

“Every day we’re faced with choices: Buy from Home Depot or the guy that owns the hardware store in the Village? Get a cup of coffee from Starbucks or the local coffee shop? In these difficult economic times, to me it makes more sense to shop, buy, and dine at our local businesses. Buying local strengthens … More Why Buy Local?