From Basement Beginnings to Business Success: The Story of Kayla Aguilera and Kaida Skin and Beauty

From Basement Beginnings to Business Success: The Story of Kayla Aguilera and Kaida Skin and Beauty

Imagine transforming a family basement into a flourishing beauty spa. For Kayla Aguilera, this imaginative vision became a reality in Rockland County. With unwavering faith and determination, Aguilera’s journey from a teenage makeup enthusiast to the owner of Kaida Skin and Beauty in Stony Point exemplifies her commitment and entrepreneurial spirit. Kayla’s passion for makeup […]

Airmont residents push back on new development propsal

Airmont residents push back on new development propsal

Story By: Kathy Kahn   Har Shalom, a new orthodox cemetery for 10,000 gravesites and a mikvah for ritual bathing/gatherings being built on Hillside Avenue, may soon be joined by a three-story “house of worship” with an under- and above-ground parking garage, its flat roof slated for use as an outdoor gathering place for reli gious holidays and other […]

County Executive’s Corner: Discover the Beauty of Rockland County Parks This Summer

County Executive’s Corner: Discover the Beauty of Rockland County Parks This Summer

Now that summer is here and school is wrapping up, it is time to take advantage of all the great outdoor recreation opportunities that Rockland County has to offer. Nestled amidst the Hudson Valley, our county boasts an array of parks that promise not only breathtaking scenery but also endless opportunities for outdoor adventure and […]

Speaker of House on campaign trail for Republicans, Conservatives

Speaker of House on campaign trail for Republicans, Conservatives

Orange County’s Otterkill Country Club provided the backdrop for Rep. Mike Johnson (R/C-Louisiana) visit to the Hudson Valley to endorse a new candidate for the House of Representatives, former NYPD police officer Alison Esposito. Johnson was elevated to Speaker in October of 2023. He was warmly greeted by the crowd, which included several elected officials, […]

Rockland’s Queen’s Jewelry: Empowering Elegance

Rockland’s Queen’s Jewelry: Empowering Elegance

Queen’s Jewelry was founded in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic by owner, Reina Castillo, when she was 23 years old. Queens Jewelry offers affordable fine and minimalist jewelry, specializing in handcrafted, custom-designed pieces, the brand makes elegance accessible to all. The collection includes options for sensitive skin such as 925 silver, 14k gold-filled, and 18k […]

Plastic bottle and rainwater together to make a difference

Plastic bottle and rainwater together to make a difference

A Rockland County student has produced an ingenious way to collect rainwater while repurposing plastic—and her endeavor has taken her invention across the country and across the Atlantic to share her discovery. Madeline Abrams, a high schooler at Green Meadows Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge, developed a rain capture system with empty water bottles that […]

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