Matthew Clement celebrates 20 years as Stony Point business owner

Matthew Clement celebrates 20 years as Stony Point business owner

On April 6, lifelong Stony Point resident Matthew Clement celebrated the 20th anniversary of his financial planning business, Emerald Retirement Planning Group. Though two decades have passed since he initially founded the enterprise in his parents’ basement, Clement still vividly recalls his desire to go into business on his own. “It seems like a long […]

The Spice and Tea Exchange opens in Ridgewood

The Spice and Tea Exchange opens in Ridgewood

On Friday, May 3, The Spice and Tea Exchange of Ridgewood, New Jersey will hold their official Grand Opening ribbon-cutting event. Though the shop has been operating since late February of this year, this inauguration (hosted in part by the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce and Village Council) will celebrate the shop’s progress with special discounts, […]

Salvation Army After-school Program Director gives back

Salvation Army After-school Program Director gives back

Chaya Jugenheimer may only be 23 years old, but she has already made an impact serving her community. As the Salvation Army’s Spring Valley Corps’ Afterschool Program Director, Jugenheimer oversees children in grades first through sixth both during the school year and in the organization’s Summer Fun Program, which runs four weeks throughout the summer. […]

County Executive’s Corner: “County’s Second Housing Forum” (By County Executive Ed Day)

County Executive’s Corner: “County’s Second Housing Forum” (By County Executive Ed Day)

My Office for Community Development and Human Rights Commission spearheaded the county’s second Housing Forum with major stakeholders including developers, lenders, DSS, and more to strategize how to overcome Rockland’s housing challenges. The forum was held on April 19th in honor of Fair Housing Month and had about 250 attendees with panelists consisting of representatives […]

Modern Druid sparks magic in Nyack

Modern Druid sparks magic in Nyack

For Modern Druid owner Morgana Brennan, inspiration can strike from the most unlikely of places—even essential oils. Brennan, a healthcare worker who immigrated to New York from Dublin in 1992, founded the nearly three-year-old magic business after taking an Irish Pagan School course in Ogham—an early medieval alphabet whose 20 symbols correspond to specific trees […]