Mary Barber's Blog Posts

Mary Barber's Blog Posts

WOULD YOU LIKE A GREAT CIDER EXPERIENCE
With fall and the apple season here, maybe you would like to take a trip to the Applewood Winery in Warwick, N.Y. and experience their Naked Flock Ciders,  which are...

FAMILY FRIENDLY BOWLING ALLEYS IN ROCKLAND
What more could you want from a great night out with your family or friends than to head out to one of our local bowling alleys and  play a few frames.Bowling is "recreation" ...

Nyacks Halloween Parade Is Around The Corner
Fall is one of the nicest times of the year-weather giving us cool, crisp days, and if it's Halloween, that is a BONUS.On Saturday, October 24, more than 20,000 spectators wil...

Are You A Couch Potato Football Fan
Are you a couch potato weekend football fan lying around in the warm and cozy confines of your family room watching football?  This usually begins around noon and lasting the ...

ENJOY A FUN DAY AT WARWICK APPLEFEST
Warwick will be having it's annual Applefest event on Sunday, October 4 from 10 am to 5pm - Rain or Shine!  This festival is produced by the Warwick Chamber of Commerce and Wa...

STONY POINT HUDSON RIVER RAMBLE
On Saturday, September 12, Stony Point parks & recreation will host it's annual Hudson River Ramble from 1 to 3 p.m. At 1 p.m. there will be a guided walk of the first lighthouse b...

KIDS SUMMER GOLF CAMP ROCKLAND LAKE GOLF COURSE
 Summer Golf Camp at Rockland Lake Golf Course is tailored for kids of all ages and abilities.  The golf teaching staff has an unrivaled combination of experience and suc...

THE HAVERSTRAW RIVER ARTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Haverstraw River Arts & Music Festival seeks to bring the community together through an artistic celebration  of the Village of Haverstraw and the river that runs through ...

Rockland County Hazardous Waste Drop Off Facility
We all want to work together in keeping Rockland  "clean" and "green".From Nyack to Stony Point, many residents participate. I feel comfortable saying, taking care of the envi...

ROCKLAND COUNTY AND LYME DISEASE
Lyme disease is an infection caused by a type of bacteria that is carried inside deer ticks.  From May thru September, one should watch for immature ticks - about the size of ...

NYACKS AWESOME WITCH WAY RACE
The awesome Witch Way Run/Walk 5K will be held Saturday October 25th at 9 a.m. in Nyack.  This is a race which promotes the Power of Happiness, and all the proceeds will go to...

ROCKLAND TOWNS ARE GEARING UP FOR HALLOWEEN
This year in Rockland there will be a number of Halloween events to attend, so I decided to list a few which may be of interest to some.Memorial park in Nyack will be hosting their...

PUMPKIN PICKING TIME
Now is the perfect time to visit orchards or pumpkin patches to harvest your own taste of fall. To many, pumpkin picking is the ultimate symbol of fall.  As we all know, this ...

FALL RIVER TOWN ACTIVITIES
Like everyone says, the river towns of Nyack and Piermont are a perfect place to plan a day trip or weekend getaway.  For dining and entertainment, you will find great experie...

ARE WE BORN TO ENJOY EXERCISE
Do you like to exercise?  Some studies suggest that  motivation to exercise may be partly inherited.For years I have wondered why so few people regularly exercise when we...

ARE YOU FEELING OVERTAXED
Are you one of many Americans who feel overtaxed?  As you well know, there is more than one way to be taxed.  For instance, if you have ever received a traffic ticket in ...

THE AGING POPULATION AND HOUSING
With the aging population, a demand is put on alternative housing in Rockland County.  This baby boomer aging group will be posing quite a challenge for our municipalities to ...

SHOULD YOU SEND YOUR CHILD TO DAYCARE
Some parents get a little bit pre-occupied with trying to provide their children with the "best" possible start, with exposure to the best resources, and forget their child's needs...

Cuomo Announces Ninety Million To Improve State Sites
Governor Cuomo has announced New York State will spend $90 million on state parks, and $18 million has been earmarked for the Hudson Valley Region.  The purpose of this projec...

CHILDHOOD OBESITY EPIDEMIC WHO IS RESPONSIBLE
Eighty per cent of processed foods on our store shelves contain added sugars--is this partially responsible for the rising obesity rate and type-II diabetes in the United States?A ...

Introducing Golf To Children
The game of golf provides parents an opportunity not only teaching their child to deal with frustration, positive and negative experiences, it also teaches the child important core...

MARCH TO HELP BABIES
The March Of Dimes will be sponsoring a March To Help Babies Walk on May 4 at 10 a.m. in Pearl River, at 1 Blue Hill Plaza.  Registration will start at  9 a.m.,and anyone...

NYACKS BEST WELLNESS CHIROPRACTOR
"Thank God" for Bruce Handelsman, whom I consider Nyack's best chiropractor.Being athletic is enjoyable, but could be strenuous if you have a liking for all sports.  My being ...

WANT TO JOIN A RUN WALKING CLUB
The Rockland Road Runners Club was organized in the early 80's as a small cohesive group of runners, to promote fitness, competition, and friendship.  Many members come from a...

CHILDRENS PARKS IN NYACK AND CONGERS
Kids love to run, jump, climb and just be active.  So I have decided to zero in on a few parks in Rockland County.Nyack Memorial Park is located on Piermont Ave in Nyack, and ...

JUNIOR GOLF CAMP AT ROCKLAND LAKE GOLF COURSE
With summer vacation upon us, Rockland Lake Golf Course in Congers is proud to announce their 2013 Junior Golf Programs which are open to golfers from age 7 to 17.  Students n...

Walking In Nyack Piermont West Nyack Surrounding Towns
Where to walk in Rockland County?  One should find great walking trails and enjoy and take advantage of them.  Some like "shopping walks"  in downtown areas like Nya...

Nyack Street Fair Returns This Month
The Nyack street fair, which has something for everyone, will be held again Sunday, May 19th - and it is also held rain or shine.This unique street fair features a large selection ...

ROCKLAND AND ORANGE COUNTY FALL EVENTS LINEUP
Hi everyone, welcome back to the start of the Fall Season Events. Check out the list below to see which Events may be of interest to you. Sept 21-23  Klown Klub of New York Sh...

BACK TO SCHOOL GUIDE
For parents from Nyack to Spring Valley, to Ramapo, there are tricks for getting your kids to school on time.  As a former teacher, I learned for kids, it was all about separa...

SOUTH NYACK TEN MILER AND CHILDREN'S FUN RUN
The 24th annual South Nyack "Ten Miler" will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. The ten mile is on a scenic out and back route along the Hudson River, which begins a...

UNCLAIMED FUNDS DUE TO NYACK ROCKLAND COUNTY RESIDENTS
Chances are you have money that is owed to you by New York State.  It may seem hard to believe, but some people actually lose track of their money for one reason or another. ...

New York State Parks Has Free Offerings For Disabled
New York State Parks and Recreation offers an Access Pass to residents of New York State with permanent disabilities. The type of disabilities are defined in their application. &nb...

Womens Annual Distance Run Walk Race
This Saturday, July 14- 8 a.m, at Rockland Lake State Park in Congers, the Rockland Road Runners Club will present the "25th Anniversary Women's Distance Festival", which will be a...

Rockland Lake State Park Offers Free Senior Access
New York State has what is called the "Golden Park Program", whereby if you are a New York State resident 62 or over, you may obtain free access, weekdays (except holidays), to the...

Volunteers Needed For Kids Run
On Saturday, June 9, a kids run is being held at the south parking lot of Rockland Lake State Park in Congers, New York. Anyone wishing to asist and donate their time for this rac...

New York I Love My Park Day
I Love My Park Day is a statewide event to improve and bring visibility to the New York State park system, and it's needs.  This event will be held on Saturday, May 5. Vo...

Nyack Eight Year Old Starts Business
Shoulder to shoulder and elbow to elbow 8 year old Jordan Brenner, and his chef father, Kendal, teamed up to create a unique line of hot sauces called Jordan Brenner's Hot-Cha-WAA-...

GAS BUDDY APP USEFUL IN ROCKLAND
Utilizing the gas buddy app, one is able to locate gas stations near you with the current, cheapest gas prices. The Gas Buddy App works great, it is an app that can save you money...

SNOWBIRDS RETURN TO NORTHERN GOLF
Thanks to the good weather this year, many snowbirds are returning to the north earlier to golf.  I may consider mself a beginning snowbird, and have discovered, upon my retur...

Fall Foliage Is Underway
The Fall foliage season is undergoing across the state.  This Past weekend, while traveling from Piermont, thru the Nyacks, and Rte. 9w in Congers to Stony Point and Cold Spri...

Blue Hill Golf Course Has New Look
This past year, the Blue Hill Golf Club in Orangeburg has endured a much needed renovation project of their course facilities.  The project included an improved, expanded club...

NYACK ITALIAN RESTAURANT CASA DEL MARE BYO
Nyack's Casa Del Mare Italian Restaurant allows the customers to bring their own wine, plus, they do not charge a corking fee for opening and serving those bottloes.  Bring y...

UNITED HOSPICE GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES EIGHTY THOUSAND
The 10th annual United Hosplice of Rockland Golf Tournament was held on Monday, September 12 at Paramount Country Club, (the former Dellwood Country Club), in New City.   It ...

Check out Rockland Lake Golf Course, Congers
Rockland Lake State Park in Congers has two state courses, an 18-hole par 3, driving range, practice bunker area and an extremely challenging and picturesque 18-hole professional c...

New Direction For Blue Hill Golf Course
Blue Hill Golf Course in Orangeburg is a 27 hole municipal golf course, which is probably one of the best maintained golf courses in the area. This course has pristine greens, whi...

Mexican Restaurant in Orangeburg
Fiesta Mexico is a restaurant in Orangeburg, New York, which I can remember visiting since the early 1980's. It seems to have a loyal following and stable management (that is to sa...

Womens Race To Benefit Family Shelter
On Saturday, July 9,2011, The Rockland Roadrunner Club will host it's 24th annual women's 5k run/walk Women's Distance Festival at Rockland Lake State Park in Congers. The proce...

BIKING ALONG THE RIVER FROM PIERMONT TO CONGERS
One of the most scenic routes along the waterfront from Piermont to Congers is by way of biking. Following the route on a recent Sunday, there was much for us to see and do. Leav...

ROCKLAND LAKE JOGGING IN CONGERS
As an avid sports enthusiast, I had moved on to running early mornings at Rockland Lake State Park in Congers, when most of the world is asleep. I stop by the park on my way to wor...

Children Golf Day Camps Offered In Congers
If your son or daughter has an interest in golf, you may want to consider sending them to the Golf Day Camp or Junior Golf Clinics which are offered at one of two courses at Rockla...

New York Auto Show In Rockland
Most of the new cars revealed at the New York City Auto show gave me a head start toward finding my ideal high mileage car here at home. Currently I am a Nissan Altima owner, howe...


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