Bulletin Board, Dec. 2023

New Bus Routes
Covid-19 put a dramatic halt to the already dismal bus service to New York City, diminishing it to two buses in the morning and two at night. As of mid-October, the bus service has expanded, adding many more routes. The real test will be whether Rockland Coaches will provide reliable, on-time service. To keep this bus service alive and well, consider leaving your car at home on occasion, and taking the bus.
To Port Authority Bus Terminal: (approx. 58 min) 6:42 am, 7:22 am, 7:52 am, 8:22 am, 8:52 am, 10:52 am, 12:52 pm, 2:52 pm and 4:52 pm
To GWB: (approx. 27 min) 7:03 am, 8:03 am, 9:48 am, 11:48 am, 3:48 pm
From Port Authority Bus Terminal: (approx. 48 min) 4:15 pm, 4:45 pm, 5:15 pm, 5:45 pm, 6:15 pm
From GWB: (approx. 26 min) 8:45 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm
Tickets can be purchased online: Adult: $8.75, (0-14) $5.50, Senior/Special needs $4.35

Always confirm the schedule at www.coachusa.com/rockland-coaches or on the Coach USA app.
We are still waiting for the installation of GPS bus locators. TBA

French Lessons for Children ages 6-10 with a native speaker at Red Owl Academy. For information, contact (845) 848-2407 or info@redowlacademy.com

One To One Learning, Inc. You are invited to the “Second Annual Peace and Lights of the Season Concert.” Join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating individuals who have made a positive impact on the lives of others through their selfless service to the community.
Date: Friday, December 8, 2023, Time: 6:30 pm. Venue: Terrace on the Hudson 21 South Route 9W, Haverstraw, NY 10927.
To RSVP, please visit: Peace and Lights of the Season Concert Reservation peace-and-lights-of-the-season-concert

Results of Recent Elections
Democrats did well in the latest election, increasing their seats on the Rockland County Legislature from 10 to 12, which gives them a veto-proof majority. County Attorney Thomas Walsh was re-elected, as was Democrat Louis Falco. Christopher Exias, also a Democrat, ran unopposed for Family Court Judge.

In Orangetown, Paul Valentine and Jerry Botari were re-elected to the Orangetown Town Council, and Teresa Kenny was re-elected Supervisor. James Dean was re- elected Highway Supervisor. Patrick J. Loftus was elected Town Justice: all are Republicans.

Affordable Art & Pottery Bazaar: Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA): Dec. 7th – Dec. 22nd. Just in time for holiday gift giving, this popular and well-attended sale of regional artists and artisans and their wares has returned! Items for sale include glass, hand-crafted jewelry, beautiful handmade functional pottery, original 2-D & 3-D art, holiday ornaments, art greeting cards and more!
Open Daily, 11 am – 4 pm for holiday shopping (closed Sundays).
Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 South Greenbush Rd, West Nyack, NY. For more information, call 845-358- 0877 or visit the website at www.rocklandartcenter.org.

The Historical Society of Rockland County invites you to join us for St. Nicholas Day. Saturday, December 2: 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, & 3:00 pm. Sunday, December 3: 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, & 3:00 pm: at Jacob Blauvelt House, 20 Zukor Road, New City. $5 per person (adults and children). Prepaid reservations are required.
We're opening our 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House to welcome children of all ages to celebrate Saint Nicholas. This traditional program is a highlight of the holiday season.
•Join in the traditional Dutch celebration
•See shoes magically filled with goodies
•Hear wondrous and joyful stories
•Enjoy holiday refreshments
•Meet Saint Nicholas and his beautiful horse

GraceMusic is back, presenting its 51st annual Messiah Sing on Sunday, December 10, 4:30 PM, at Grace Church, 130 First Ave, Nyack, NY. Admission: $10; children under 12 free. Scores to borrow will be provided at the door. As usual, professional soloists will sing the arias, and you will sing the choruses, conducted by Brian Burns. Our soloists will be Hannah Jackson (soprano); Juli Borst (alto); Christian Zebek (tenor); Brian Murray (bass); and Stephen Rapp (organ). Not a singer? Not a problem - listeners are most welcome. Come join us as we kick off the holiday season together. More details at www.gracemusicinfo