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A Summer Afternoon in Rockland

Are you a bored teenager who is looking for something fun and exciting to do? Then check this blog out

As I sit here in my room trying to think of a good way to start off this blog, I can't help but to think of activities that will later consume my afternoon. Since I live in Haverstraw, a strong possibility is taking my sister and cousin to the town pool. Bowline, our town pool, is simply breathtaking, but I try to tell my parents I am not a bulit-in babysitter and I would rather spend my day with my friends. That being said, I am pondering ideas for my friends and I to do this afternoon.

I like to refer to my friends as the "Core Four." Together their are four of us who love each other and would do anything for each other. I recently lost a family friend, and it was really hard on me. My friends really supported me during this time. It seemed like my friends knew the right time to give me a hug or make me laugh. That is what true friends do, and I am so lucky and grateful that I have three truly amazing friends!

As I look outside this, I don't see the sun. I suggest to the Core Four that we go see a movie, perhaps Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. )This PG-13 movie received 4 out of 5 stars.) It didn't take much convincing so it looks like the Core Four is heading to the Palisades Mall. (Or, if we need to save a couple of dollars, it would be a good idea to head to Clearview in New City. With your Optimum Card you get discounted tickets!)

What if your not a movie person? Not to worry because Rockland offers a wide variety of activities to do. If you are a art person, go check out Julie Scholz who is showing at Flywheel Gallery in Piermont. I'm going to admit art is not my favorite thing—but it couldn't hurt to try new things.

So whether you take your sister to the town pool or go check out some art, remember that this is a taste of what Rockland has to offer. Comment to let me know what you think of this blog, and next week we can talk about why Plaxico Burress didn't sign with my beloved Giants... and my review of Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes.

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Maya August 09, 2011 at 05:44 PM
I am so very proud of you Kayla... This is an excellent article and very well written. The tip on Opt card is good and so is the tip on The artist at Flywheel in Peirmont....... I love you so much!!!! ,,,OOma
Donna Schmidt August 09, 2011 at 05:52 PM
Great job Kayla.....I got your grandma involved in blogging here on Patch and she is fantastic. I believe it runs in the family! Good luck.....
CJ Miller August 09, 2011 at 06:11 PM
I definitely want to talk about Plaxico going to the Jets. Extremely annoying. ;(
kathy shifrin August 09, 2011 at 06:19 PM
Nice job keep on writing
Kayla Nash August 09, 2011 at 07:26 PM
Thank You!
Kayla Nash August 09, 2011 at 07:27 PM
Thank You. :)
heidi August 09, 2011 at 07:40 PM
omg!!!! good for you nice job ...keep up the writting
Kayla Nash August 09, 2011 at 08:56 PM
Thank you. I tried :)
MJ Morris August 09, 2011 at 09:45 PM
Awesome! Well written and informative. I look forward to reading this article on a regular basis.
Kayla Nash August 09, 2011 at 11:03 PM
I here you CJ! As a huge Giants fan i didnt appreciate him signing with the Jets. I felt like it was a slap in the face!
denise apuzzo August 10, 2011 at 01:29 AM
Well written. Can't wait to read more!
Nicole Halik August 10, 2011 at 02:03 AM
excellent information! nicely written:) i look foward to reading next weeks blog!!
Bob Joiner August 10, 2011 at 09:01 PM
That was a great job.We are very proud of you
Kim Oleary August 18, 2011 at 02:43 AM
Kayla You go girl, nice job, Mom told me about your blog,,,you may be onto something! Maya, Thank you for the referrals Kim Crystals on the Rocks www.crystalsontherocks.com

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