Don Hammond reports on the Nyack Village Board and his Hammond Highlights shouts out to groups in the community and appear each week in The Villages, a regular Monday feature on NyackNewsAndViews.com. This column appeared on April 10, 2017 and is reproduced with kind permission of NNaV.
Thanks to some wonderful volunteers, the village will look greener and prettier. Fifteen student athletes from the Nyack High School Football team, three coaches and several neighbors prepared 15 sites for planting new trees on Midland and 5th Ave on April 8. The community spirit was great and it was amazing to see these young men, fueled by bagels and cream cheese, dig so many holes in a three hour period. Thank you to Marcy Denker for arranging this event. Look for the trees to be planted over the next few weeks.
Memorial Park benefited from a Saturday morning spring cleaning on April 8 courtesy of the Nyack Park Conservancy and Park Commission. The groups placed new mulch and flower beds in the playground area and cleaned up Nyack brook. The park and playground look amazing. It is worth taking a walk down to the park to see the transformation.
On Thurs April 6, the Nyack Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 60th birthday at 65 and Main. In the past 60 years the chamber has evolved from an organization focused on helping businesses build a community to one that helps the community grow local businesses. Nyack continues to thrive on the ideas of smart, creative and energetic people.