Community Spotlight: Mayor Michael Kohut

Mayor Kohut, a resident of the village of Haverstraw, and successfully carries out a dual role as both a government official, and an active member of the community. HaverstrawLife got an inside scoop into the life of Mayor Kohut, both in and outside of the office! … More Community Spotlight: Mayor Michael Kohut

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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!

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?

Shouldn’t We Bring Cottage Industry to Haverstraw?

The New York Times has released a fairly interesting article on the revival of cottage industry, which has begun to meld with the world of high-fashion and high-design. Rural Craft is the new “it” for urban dwellers these days. . . and chic is more and more looking like it’s beyond passe. But in all … More Shouldn’t We Bring Cottage Industry to Haverstraw?

Revitalizing Haverstraw in the Eyes of Bob Baird

There’s no overestimating the value of access to the Hudson River, and so there’s no way to put a price on the promenade being built in Haverstraw as part of builder Martin Ginsburg’s Harbors at Haverstraw development. The promenade, which will run for 1.5 miles along the riverfront, will cost $14 million to build. Ginsburg … More Revitalizing Haverstraw in the Eyes of Bob Baird