Skyview Acres Blog

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The New Age of Intentional Communities

Many people today have never heard the concept of intentional community (IC), but if you were around in the 1960s, you may remember communes that were free-love and drug rampant refuges for flower children....

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Through Materials

A longtime resident of New York Bill has maintained studios in Manhattan and Stony Point, Rockland County, New York. For the sculptor, and would-be-architect, the country life has had the greatest appeal. Several public...

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Musical Trailblazer

A tribute to Edward Simons, who – along with his wife Janet – made music flourish in Rockland County My father, Edward Simons, a member of Local 802 since 1946, is turning 98 on...

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The Journey of a Healer

Dr. Margaret Cornelia Morgan Lawrence was born in Mississippi, 94 years ago, the daughter of an Episcopal priest and her mother, a schoolteacher. The Morgans lived in towns like Mound Bayou, Widewater, and Vicksburg....

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Easy, Breezy Greenies

Four years ago, when Paul and Rabia Nagin started building their home northwest of Manhattan, they didn’t know much about green building. “We were all sitting around with the architect and we got into...

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History

Only 30 minutes from Manhattan in Rockland County’s Town of Ramapo, Skyview Acres is anything but a typical New York City suburb. Set on 115 wooded acres in the historic Hudson Valley and surrounded...