The Jokes Were Silent, the Laughs Were Loud at Rivertown Film’s Tenth Anniversary Celebration

By Carolyn Johnson Rivertown Film celebrated its tenth anniversary on December 15 at The Nyack Center with two silent film classics and a performance by village resident and master of physical comedy Bill Irwin. This uniquely talented actor whose many credits include “Mister Noodle” on Sesame Street and Broadway’s “Waiting for Godot” and “Who’s Afraid […]

Every Day Should be Small Business Day

BY CAROLYN JOHNSON, LIFESTYLE EDITOR I am most grateful and excited that I was recently hired as the Lifestyle Editor at The Rockland County Times, the independent local Rockland newspaper that Armand Miele managed to save from bankruptcy in the 1990s. I look forward to engaging with you via the newspaper, website and Facebook page, […]

THE ANARCHIST BASTARD: GROWING UP ITALIAN IN AMERICA

THE ANARCHIST BASTARD: GROWING UP ITALIAN IN AMERICA

Joanna Clapps Herman’s grandfather Vito, who inspired the title for this sprawling, vibrant memoir, was a figure who will seem instantly familiar to anyone who grew up in an Italian-American family, and who will intrigue anyone who didn’t. “Anarchism comes from the Greek, meaning without government. Like so many first-born males in Italy, what he […]

BILL WARRINGTON’S LAST CHANCE

BILL WARRINGTON’S LAST CHANCE

This debut novel by 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award winner James King highlights poignant issues facing today’s “sandwich” generation. In our struggles to succeed and provide, how do we remain sensitive to the emotional needs of our teenagers? How do we assist our parents’ generation in aging with dignity? Bill Warrington’s adult children have grown […]

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