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|St Agatha 2011 Reunion
||200+ Come Out for St. Agatha Reunion
They all met up during the Nanuet Family Festival on Saturday June 6, 2011
[By Kim Tran of the NANUET PATCH.]
Itís the late 1960s and children waited for the weekend to watch for that familiar bus. Off the bus steps their parents who traveled from New York City to Nanuet to visit with their kids for a few hours under the gazebo pavilion at the St. Agatha Home........
|St Agatha's property renovation near completion
Today, the 37-acre property at Convent Road and Duryea Lane belongs
to the Nanuet School District and all but one of the buildings
has been leveled. The concrete roads have been ripped out, new
drainage pipes and underground utilities are in place and plans
to put in a community green space with two athletic fields and
a paved walkway are about a month from completion. .......
The phone jangled me awake. It was 4:15 a.m, I think. I knew before
I heard the strange male voice, what it was about: "We are
evacuating Rancho Bernardo, can you alert the neighbors?" .......
|Where did Orhpan
Train kids go?
||'Orphan train' riders share common
Until 1929, children abandoned on New York streets were sent west
to begin new lives with new families. Few orphan train riders survive,
but for those who do, their 'bond is forever.' BY RICHARD CHIN
then and now
Nancy Canfield's story as reported in LORE Magazine
Then: As a girl, Nancy Canfield
lost her parents and then home after home after home before spending
the rest of her childhood in an orphanage.
Now: As an agent with Prudential
California Realty, she helps family after family find homes of
their own. The link is unmistakable. .......
St. Agatha Home's bell tower may be converted to Nanuet museum
- NANUET - Kevin Donahue stopped his car on the side of Convent
Road yesterday as tears flooded his eyes. The sight of St. Agatha
Home's bell tower resting safely on the ground was too much to
||NANUET - Demolition work is only a couple of weeks
away at the Nanuet school district's St. Agatha property, school
and construction officials said this week.
"It's coming very, very shortly. ... You're going to see some significant
demolition-type equipment," said Kevin Sawyer of Long Island-based
Tower to be saved
||Jul 3 2007, NANUET - It felt like just another
hot, summer afternoon for members of the alumni committee as they
chatted in front of St. Agatha Home last week. But the group's year-long
efforts to save a bell tower that sat atop the administration building
were about to pay off ........
|Work begins at HOME
||Jan 9 2007, NANUET - Work on the Nanuet school
district's St. Agatha 's property should begin this spring, Superintendent
of Schools, Mark McNeill, said tonight.
|HOME was St Agatha
||Nancy Canfield's extensive look at "The Story of
St. Agatha Home for Children," sums up the longtime Nanuet shelter.
There is "success" on the faces - youngsters pictured .......
|Rockland Nuns Honored
||Their legacy stands in all corners of Rockland
- from elementary schools and colleges to residences for senior
citizens and the developmentally disabled .......
||NANUET voters yesterday overwhelmingly approved
the school district's plan to borrow $18.25 million to buy and clear
the St. Agatha's property .....
Focus Magazine Article - Nancy Canfield's contributions to
St. Agatha Home
For Children through the proceeds of her book, "Home Kids"
A memorial for a Nanuet letter carrier, who fought
at Normandy and returned home to walk what he believed was 100,000
miles on his route, is one step closer to reality.
||Project Turning Point in Nanuet has been awarded
an almost $152,000 grant by the federal Department of Health and
Human Services, allowing it to expand its services to its runaway
and homeless youth program.
||Siblings Agnes and Otto Harriet spent their early
years on the mean streets of 19th century New York City. Orphaned
by the time Agnes was in first grade, the brother and sister were
packed onto a train and sent west - -See also "Orphan
train Ride" and "Orphan Train Depot" under "General Links" on the "home Page".
||Rancho Bernardo's Honorary Major, Realtor, and
Author, Nancy Canfield is honored because of her contribution to
the NY Foundling through her book, Home Kids, The story of St. Agatha
Home for Children