How to Have the Best Relationship in 2012

How to Have the Best Relationship in 2012

BY AMY & MICHAEL SHERMAN It’s the New Year and everyone is making their resolutions. Most of us set goals about losing weight and making more money. However, if we look at our relationships, there are goals we should be making there, too. Most couples are functioning on a day-to-day basis in survival mode. Get […]

One door closes, another opens in Chestnut Ridge

BY CAROLYN JOHNSON I recently wrote about how disheartening it was to see many small businesses closing in a strained economy. Within days of writing that article, I heard wonderful news: two renowned yogis are opening a yoga studio in the same area where a beloved local store had closed. I recall the adage, “one […]

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 […]