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The Villages: Valentine’s Day

This week in the villages: The groundhog may have predicted 6 more weeks of winter, but that’s no excuse not to get out there and support the local shops and restaurants–especially with Valentine’s Day on Sunday. And if you pick up a Nyack Fan Card, you can save a little money, too. The Villages of Nyack and South Nyack have Board of Trustee meetings. South Nyack has a Planning Board meeting and Upper Nyack has an Architectural Review Board meeting. And last call if you want to send an Orangetown senior a Valentine or if you are interested in being a vendor at the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Bike/Walk path landings.

Nyack Area COVID Update for February 6

6-Feb 30-Jan 23-Jan 16-Jan 9-Jan 2-Jan
Active cases by community
Nyack 84 105 96 81 73 69
Valley Cottage 66 62 76 86 71 67
West Nyack 42 49 61 89 61 44
Piermont 14 16 13 8 5 10
Rockland County
7 day postivity rate 5.6% 6.1% 6.8% 7.0% 7.9% 7.8%
Active cases 2,092 2,311 2,514 2,786 2,449 2,293
Hospitalized 78 76 89 89 106 75
COVID-19 deaths (total) 845 836 821 806 790 771

Source: Rockland County Health Department / NYS Health Department, 2/6/2021

Village of Nyack

Mayor Don Hammond will hold his weekly Communication Meeting via Zoom on Thurs, Feb 11, 2021 at 9a.

And the Village Board of Trustees will hold a pre-meeting workshop via Zoom for you on Thurs, Feb 11 at 7p before Zooming into the Village Board meeting at 7:30p.

Nyack Community Solar Informational Meeting – Save the Date

If you haven’t already signed up for the Rockland Community Power 100% renewable energy program and would like to learn more about the program, there will be an online information session to discuss the program and answer your questions on Tue, Feb 16, 2021 from 6:30-7:30p.

For every enrollment in this community solar program, $50 will be donated to a Nyack Sustainability Fund, which will help Nyack raise money for a future sustainability project. Each $50 donation is made by Joule Community Power which administers Rockland Community Power on behalf of the partnering municipalities.

Enrolling in community solar is a way to take action from home, to reduce your electricity bill, and to help support our community and our environment. Since each solar farm can generate only so much power, residents are encouraged to enroll soon before the solar farms become fully subscribed. Please RSVP for virtual meeting details.

Military Tribute Banners

It’s time to order your Military Tribute Banners for 2021. These banners make a beautiful tribute to honor your veterans, active-duty, reserve, and National Guard members. Banners will be displayed from Memorial Day to Veterans Day in the village downtown area. For more information, contact Ann Marie Tisty at 845-358-0548 or at

Nyack Homeless Project

The Nyack Homeless Project is collecting donations of money, new clothes, and non-perishable food. Please help feed and clothe your Rockland neighbors in need. Visit to donate or send a check to Nyack Homeless Project, PO Box 164, Nyack, NY 10960. For a list of drop off locations for non-perishable food, visit

Nyack “Fan Card”

Nyack has a new initiative to help make next year a little less tough on the local businesses we all know and love. It’s called the Nyack Fan Card, and the idea behind it is simple: For $20, you get a shopping card (purchasable online, or at 15 participating establishments listed here) that gives you significant discounts at participating shops and restaurants–savings well beyond the $20 cost of the card. The cards go live on January 1, 2021 and remain valid until March 31, 2021.

Village of South Nyack

The Board of Trustees will meet via Zoom on Tue, Feb 9, 2021 at 7:30p.

The Planning Board will meet on Wed, Feb 10, 2021. Read the full agenda at before Zooming into the meeting at 7:30p

Request for Bids for Collection and Disposal of Garbage and Trash for the Village of South Nyack

The Village of South Nyack is seeking bids for collection and disposal of garbage and trash. Sealed bids may be submitted to the Village Clerk, Village of South Nyack, 282 South Broadway, South Nyack, New York 10960 until 10a on Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. The title of the bid must be specified on the outside of the envelope. All bids must be accompanied by a Statement of Non-Collusion in conformity with the requirements of Section 103-d of the General Municipal Law, as amended. Specifications, bid blanks, and all necessary information may be obtained at the Office of the Village Clerk between the hours of 9a and 4p Mon through Fri, exclusive of holidays. Bid documents are also available on

Village of Upper Nyack

The Architectural Review Board will meet tonight (Mon, Feb 8, 2021) at 6p. Read the full agenda at before Zoom-ing into the meeting.

Town of Orangetown

Operation Love Our Senior Citizens

This year, the Town of Orangetown is asking you to join in sending cards to those who could use an extra smile: our elders, a group of well-seasoned, incredible humans who are sometimes forgotten.

The town will be collecting Valentine’s Day cards through Tue, Feb 9, 2021, for our local seniors to be distributed later that week. Buy a card or make a card and bring it to Town Hall and drop it in the box marked “Operation Love Our Senior Citizens.”

Military Tribute Banners

Orders may now be placed for the Town of Orangetown Military Tribute Banners. If you previously subscribed, you can renew at any time. Feel free to email or call (845) 359-5100 x 2293 for more information.

Town of Clarkstown

COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance for Seniors

Supervisor Hoehmann has implemented a program with BOCES nursing students to assist eligible senior residents having trouble with the online registration. Seniors can call the office at (845) 639-2050 to be added to the list for assistance.

Rockland County

Local Vendors for Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Bike/Walking Path Needed

The New York State Thruway Authority is seeking local vendors interested in selling food, beverages, and other services at the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge’s bike/walking path. The Thruway Authority is inviting qualified local vendors to provide high quality, unique, and diverse menu items, including non-alcoholic beverages, over the course of 2 years at the path’s Westchester and Rockland landings, and bicycle rentals at the Westchester landing. Each vending season will run from the beginning of spring through October. Beginning this year, vendors will also have the option of providing refreshments at the Painters Point overlook, which is located at the mid-point of the path. Services at the landings must be provided at least 5 days a week, including weekends, and during daylight hours. In addition to a proposal, those interested must provide detailed information about their business, experience, and at least 2 references. Preference will be given to local vendors and Taste NY Farm Market participants.

The Westchester landing, located off South Broadway in Tarrytown, features 2 truck stalls for food trucks, trailers, or mobile bike rental/repair stations. Each stall has access to electric outlets. Additionally, its plaza has space for a pop-up tent. The Rockland landing, located within Interchange 10 of the New York State Thruway in South Nyack, features a truck stall with access to electricity. The landing also includes space for one pop-up tent adjacent to the path. The Painters Point overlook has access to electricity and room for a portable chiller.

A vendor solicitation form and more information may be found on Proposals are due by Feb 12, 2021.

Help Scheduling a COVID-19 Vaccination

For those in need of help setting up an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination, the NYS Department of Health has set up a NYS COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at (833) 697-4829. You may also call the Rockland County Office for the Aging at (845) 364-2110, (845) 364-2115, or (845) 364-2108.

Barstool Fund

Barstool Sports has created the Barstool Fund  powered by the 30 Day Fund to help small businesses survive. If you are a small business or would like to nominate a small business to get financial assistance you can apply at www.barstool

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