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Nyack Halloween Parade

Community Coverage - October 25, 2014

Nyack Halloween Parade

The 27th annual Nyack Halloween Parade is the largest parade of its kind outside New York City. Organized by the Nyack Chamber of Commerce thousands of spectators lined Main Street and Broadway. Plenty of Zombies marched including the Ghoul Scouts and there were many imaginative homemade costumes such as a recreation of Marilyn Monroe's iconic flying skirt photo. U.S. Congresswoman Nita Lowey and the Hon. Harriet Cornell were Parade Grand Marshalls.

Get's Business Conference

Community Coverage - October 23, 2014

Get's Business Conference, Wappingers Falls

Gateway to Entrepreneurial Tomorrow's 10th Anniversary Business Conference & Expo brings a marketplace of ideas, opportunities, services and seminars to Wappingers Falls. Optimum was proud to be a sponsor of The GET Special Recognition Luncheon, which honored area entrepreneurs.

Highland HudsonFest, Rail Trail

Community Coverage - October 22, 2014

Highland HudsonFest

On the Walkway Over the Hudson, Highland entrance, community members were able to enjoy a great day with amazing views, local crafts, locally grown produce, food and music by Rich Hines and the Hillbilly Drifters.

Wappingers Falls Halloween Parade

Community Coverage - October 18, 2014

Wappingers Falls Halloween Parade

Fans line the streets for the annual Wappingers Falls Halloween Parade returning after a 40-year hiatus. Zombies, Beetlejuice and Captain Jack Sparrow lead the event.

Yonkers Partner Education Gala

Community Coverage - October 1, 2014

Yonkers Partner Education Gala

This local program strives to ensure Yonkers Public School students who graduate from high school are ready for college. Once a year this not-for-profit organization's board members, staff, volunteers and students gather to honor those making a difference in Yonkers. YPIE's Gala filled Xavairs X20 on the Hudson with students, parents, teachers, and community members committed to quality education in the Yonkers.

HCCC Library Building Grand Opening

Community Coverage - September 29, 2014

HCCC Library Building Grand Opening

Hudson County Community College's 9,000 students now have a library they can call their own.  Neighborhood Journal's Jeff Henig tells us a ribbon was recently cut on a six-story building located in the heart of Jersey City's Journal Square.

Milan Community Day, Recreation Park

Community Coverage - September 28, 2014

Milan Community Day

Food and family fun in Milan where the Citizen of the Year Award was presented to Jackie Reynolds, also known as Bee Bee the Clown and Jackie the Magician.  The event also included a visit by a favorite of area children, the Candyman.  He is covered with candy and the children chase him and snatch their favorites.

Poughquag's Scary Movie Maze

Community Coverage - September 27, 2014

Poughquag's Scary Movie Maze

At Barton Orchards the You Pick Apple Season is in full swing and a huge corn maze matches your wits against classic horror films.  It's one of just 40 of these themed mazes in the U.S.A.  Enjoy a day in the Hudson Valley during the fall harvest and check out our bird's eye view of Barton Orchard's Scary Movie Corn Maze.

Marlboro's Grape Stomp

Community Coverage - September 27, 2014

Marlboro's Grape Stomp

Neighborhood Journal's Bobby Welber takes us to an old-time wine country tradition at The Benmarl Winery in Marlboro.  Patrons use their feet to crush the grapes for this year's vintage.

Hyde Park Community Day

Community Coverage - September 27, 2014

Hyde Park Community Day

It's a fall festival for residents of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's hometown, and they're excited about the nationwide response and critical acclaim for the recent Ken Burns documentary on The Roosevelts and Hyde Park.  Community members gathered for food and fun and to connect with services such as the Police Department's child ID program.

Arlington Street Fair, Poughkeepsie

Community Coverage - September 20, 2014

Arlington Street Fair

Raymond Avenue in the Town of Poughkeepsie lined with food vendors and displays, as residents and Vassar College officials celebrate the grand opening of the new Vassar College Campus Store in the landmark Juliet Theater Building.

Plattekill Community Day

Community Coverage - September 20, 2014

Plattekill Community Day

Residents of the Ulster County town of Plattekill gather at Thomas Felten Memorial Park near the hamlet of Modena for food, entertainment and a classic car show.

Hyde Park Healthy Trails Walkabout

Community Coverage - September 18, 2014

Hyde Park Healthy Trails

The Healthy Trails Walkabout encourages people of all ages and especially families to take up the challenge of walking at least five of the local trails that showcase local parks and the FDR and Vanderbilt historic sites.

Waterfront Revitalization

Community Coverage - September 15, 2014

Waterfront Revitalization Ceremony, Poughkeepsie

In Poughkeepsie a brand new 21 story elevator now links the Poughkeepsie Waterfront with the Walkway Over the Hudson.  Neighborhood Journal's Kerry Donovan says the new elevator is a big hit with tourists and local businesses.

Community Day, East Fishkill

Community Coverage - September 13, 2014

Community Day, East Fishkill

Neighborhood Journal's Bobby Welber was on hand for East Fishkill's Community Day celebration where sunny skies and good times were the order of the day.

Community Day, Wappinger

Community Coverage - September 13, 2014

Community Day, Wappinger

In the town of Wappinger, the community day celebrations included an annual parade and Neighborhood Journal's Kimberly Hart says a downpour did not damped the enthusiasm of those in attendance.

September 11th Memorial

Community Coverage - September 11, 2014

September 11th Memorial, Wappingers Falls

The Hudson Valley is home to thousands of New York City first responders and people who work for Big Apple financial firms.  So across the region on September 11th, people stop to remember those we lost on that tragic day, as well as the heroism of those who went racing to the scene.  Neighborhood Journal was at the remembrance ceremony in the Village of Wappingers Falls.

The Hudson Valley Ramble

Community Coverage - September 7, 2014

The Hudson Valley Ramble

Fall is a terrific time of year to be out and about and the Hudson Valley Ramble has you rumbling about with more than 200 walks, hikes, paddles, bicycle trips and historic tours.  Neighborhood Journal's Bobby Welber grabbed a paddle in Beacon, where one group combined a kayak trip with an important fundraiser.

Revitalization Dedication Ceremony

Community Coverage - September 7, 2014

Revitalization Dedication Ceremony, New City

In Rockland County's largest town revitalizing older town centers is bringing in new business and a new spirit as well.  Neighborhood Journal's Michael McCartney reports on the dedication ceremony for the new look in New City.

Annual Senior Fair, Suffern

Community Coverage - August 28, 2014

Annual Senior Fair, Suffern

Making sure Rockland County seniors are kept on the go and in the know is the goal of 33-year-old State Senator David Carlucci.  His senior fair helps those in their golden years get the most out of their community.

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