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Mike Hays

Michael Hays is a 35-year resident of the Nyacks. Hays grew up the son of a professor and nurse in Champaign, Illinois. He has recently retired from a long career in educational publishing with Prentice-Hall and McGraw-Hill. Hays is an avid cyclist, amateur historian and photographer, gardener, and dog walker. He has enjoyed more years than he cares to count with his beautiful companion, Bernie Richey. You can follow him on Instagram as UpperNyackMike.

Nyack People & Places

Clausland Mountain, located between Nyack and Sparkill, is named after a Native American who took on the Dutch name Jan Claus. Despite its geographical...

Nyack People & Places

Before SUVs and all-wheel drive cars, horse-drawn, locally-made sleighs navigated Nyack’s hilly unplowed roads in the winter. Nineteenth century sleighs were not like those depicted...