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On This Day – Nov. 15, 2018 – Early season snowstorm paralyzes traffic in Rockland County.
From Suffern to New City to Piermont, people were stuck in their cars for hours as the storm created historic traffic problems in the county.
The cover photo (below) is of the Thruway by exit 14b in Airmont/ Suffern.
Do you remember this storm?

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Rockland Community College’s Hospitality And Culinary Arts Center introduced “Delightful Dough” To The Food Enthusiast

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Rockland Community College’s Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center introduced the 2024 Food Enthusiast Program, a series of cooking lessons available to food lovers throughout the county. The popular program was recognized as the “Best Cooking Class” in Hudson Valley Magazine’s 2022 Best of Hudson Valley competition, while Chef’s Pencil, an international food magazine, ranked RCC’s Culinary Arts program sixth in their top ten programs in New York.

As a participant of the “Delightful Dough” class upon arrival they had a nice spread of cheese, crackers, veggies and finger sandwiches for the participants to enjoy. As for the baking everything was pre measured and ready to prepare for baking. All we had to do was mix the items and follow “Chef Catie’s” instructions. In our class we made carrot cake scones with cream cheese frosting and strawberry shortcake biscuits. You are able to bring home what you make. I highly recommend this program. By the way you can BYOB 🙂

 

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“A Special Fair Helping Special Needs” By County Executive Ed Day

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Without question parenting often times is a thankless role. There is so much you’re doing for the good of your family day in and day out that nobody sees and, at times, is almost expected. It’s a lifelong responsibility with no manual, no training, and no compensation other than the joy of seeing your children learn and grow. There is no doubt the hardships and challenges that come with the charge are far greater for parents raising a child with special needs. This is exactly why back in 2019 I restored the county’s Office for People with Disabilities (OPWD).

The charge of the OPWD is to advocate on behalf of people with disabilities and ensure they have access to all the rights and responsibilities they desire to exercise. The OPWD is an informational resource for people with disabilities by connecting families with available services, including an upcoming event I’m proud to highlight called the Rockland Resource and Transition Fair.

This annual fair offers support to students with special needs who are transitioning out of high school and into the world of work or other educational opportunities. As students leave high school, they experience a very big change. All during their school years they receive a variety of individualized services adjusted according to their needs. However, when they exit high school, they no longer receive those services automatically. They must know what to ask for and how to do so, which can be daunting for families and students who still need those services.

This transition fair was created to bridge that gap and make the transition a little easier for families. Multiple community-based agencies along with some colleges and other programs that service these young individuals will be at the fair showing multiple pathways available following high school, such as recreation, advocacy, education, and employment training. The highly interactive event, which includes presentations and break-out sessions, is scheduled for April 17th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Palisades Mall Community Rooms located on the 4th floor by the ice-skating rink.

In Rockland, we do not feel any parent should have to bear these challenges alone and encourage all families to attend this fair and take advantage of the help being offered to navigate these difficult decisions with comfort and confidence. We remind residents that our Office for People with Disabilities can be reached at 845-364-3980.

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