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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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!

Sign the Petition! Boost the Ferry!

If you haven’t yet done so, please sign the petition to boost the Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry schedule. Currently, the ferry only runs for commuters in the morning and evening. The ferry should be expanded to include midday, late night, and weekends. When this happens, Haverstraw will become another major node in the extensive regional transportation network. … More Sign the Petition! Boost the Ferry!

A Vacation Island in the ‘Burbs . . . with “Shocking” Food

A feisty food blogger from the United Nations of Food (one small man’s attempt to eat food from every country without leaving NYC ) took a weekend excursion with his fiance to Haverstraw where he was admittedly “shocked” by the wide selection of uber-awesome, unpretentious, Hudson Valley, non-yuppie, blue collar Latin/Italian, etc. food. Several times … More A Vacation Island in the ‘Burbs . . . with “Shocking” Food

Sound Off: How will high energy costs affect the Village in the future?

In your opinion, how might the growing price of oil affect the Village of Haverstraw? Might we see an influx of new residents as suburb dwellers seek ways to avoid driving expensive cars? Might a rebirth in local manufacturing and commercial river traffic emerge? Perhaps the future of the Village will look much like its past? … More Sound Off: How will high energy costs affect the Village in the future?

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?