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Good Friday Morning,
Wow! Yesterday was quite a day for email and phone calls and you all kept me busier than a mother cat with a new litter. And to those of you who made donations to the cause, (PW, RR, CC and AjS) You are loved! And to those of you who have not helped out, you owe those people your gratitude.
Just when you think it's safe to trust the Putnam County Legislature again....
Sources say that the County Legislature, led by Philipstown's Vincent Tamagna, and the Physical Services Committee which is headed up by Kent's Richard Othmer, is now actively working with the State DOT to get them to pay for the road improvements developer Paul Camarda had promised to make on his own dime. Apparently the $3.7 million is a make-or-break deal for him and that without someone footing the bill Patterson Crossing may be mortally wounded.
What we need to do now is to shift our collective efforts to the State level to make absolutely certain they don't play this game. Corporate Welfare is Corporate Welfare no matter how you spin it.
News That Matters may be a tad spotty over the next week as I've taken on the charge of stage managing three of Gabrielle Foxs' one-act plays at the Gene Frankel Theatre on Bond Street in NYC. The plays are being performed as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity which consists of a series of 50 plays whose proceeds will be directed toward various charities.
Gabbie's three short plays will be directed by Patterson's Tony Howarth and one of them, "The Graveyard Shift", was first staged right here in Putnam County then made into a short film by Kent's Chris Casaburi. I've worked with both Tony and Gabby before but this is my first time in this capacity.
In Other News:
What's Going On?
7:30PM - Filmmakers Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler explore the life of their father, the late radical civil rights lawyer. In the 1960s and 70s, Kunstler fought for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr. and represented the famed "Chicago 8" activists who protested the Vietnam War. When the inmates took over Attica prison, or when the American Indian Movement stood up to the federal government at Wounded Knee, they asked Kunstler to be their lawyer.
7:30 PM. Hosted by Curator Geoff Welch, The presentation will include restored versions of Thomson's The Plow that Broke the Plains and The River with beautifully performed new recordings of the scores and narration. Both films were directed and written by Pare Lorentz with cinematography by Paul Strand.
11AM - Beginning Paddlers Welcome! Leader: Geri Wildenberg email: email@example.com or 845-406-5988 (before 9pm). Cold Spring. Fun for new paddlers and experienced paddlers too. Opportunity to see wildlife and views of West Point in a secluded and easy to get to location. Paddle 3-4 hours at a very easy pace. Bring snacks and water. PFD Required! Meet at Metro North parking lot in Cold Spring not later than 11:00am. Register with leader by 5/26/10 (Ed note: try anyway!)
1PM - 5PM - At the Cultural Center on Lake Carmel, Route 52, just south of the Route 311 causeway. Opening Reception With Over 45 artists including Wendy Alvarez , Pallas Athene Niver, Dianne Bibault, Rhonda Birmele, Patricia Bolgosano, Maria Calegari, Chris Casaburi, Bill Cody, Bart Cook, George Davison, Jeanne Demotses, Anita Eddy, Eric Ficinus, Eleanor Haggerty, Geneva Hamilton, Kate Hoekstra, Bruce Iacono, Mike Keropian, Kat LaRanger, Kate & Ray LaRanger, Deborah Lecce, Don Longabucco, Tori Lucas, Jessica McMath, Lisa Marie Meinck, Jerry Michalak, Eugenia Mierisch, Thom Murphy, Amanda O’Shaughnessy, Ekaterina Piskareva, Joe Pizzuti, Bob Rogers, Jackie Scelia, Rena Scelia, Mary Schreiber, Erinn Shaw, Thel Simon, Greg Solanto, Justo Soza, Jerry Spette, Marcela Szwarc, Mary Ann Taormina, Herberto Turizzo Anaya and Roy Volpe will display new works in this annual spring art exhibit. The Friends of Kent Library will sponsor a hand-selected Arts Book Sale of both bargains and collector items during the Opening Weekend of the Exhibit. Free Admission. Contact: Arts on the Lake
What? It's time to get ready for the Kent Library Giant Book Sale! We need volunteers for all phases of the sale - set up, staffing sale, take down, publicity, etc. If you are able to help us, please contact Kaye Baum at (845) 225-3942 or Rich Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are now accepting books/audios/cds/DVDs for the sale. The books should be in good condition, smoke free, and unsoiled. Please no textbooks, Reader's Digest, or outdated encyclopedias. Thank you in advance for your willingness to support the sale. Many hands make the work light. Let's all work to create a great success!
email@example.com. Location: Cary Institute auditorium, located at 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Rte. 44) in Millbrook, New York.
8:30 am – 6:00 pm - Hosted by: Environmental Finance Center-Syracuse University, serving Region 2 of the Environmental Protection Agency, and co-sponsored with the NYS Water Resources Institute. As a part of the Environmental Finance Center’s Public Management Finance Program (PMFP) series, this event will focus on the needs of municipal leaders and provide technical assistance, funding updates, and practical skill-building sessions. Who should attend? Elected officials, wastewater, drinking water and solid waste systems operators, and all interested parties. Every attendee will hear from state and federal agency representatives on funding updates and opportunities, and concurrent break-out sessions including asset management, alternative strategies in drinking water management, wastewater management, and solid waste management. Keynote presentation by Ed Clerico, Principal of Alliance Environmental. The event promises to be educational, functional, practical, and thought-provoking. For more details, see attached workshop announcement PDF. Fee is $75. Register online at: www.efc.syracusecoe.org. Registration deadline: May 10, 2010. Location: Bear Mountain Conference Center (but give it a go anyway if you're interested)
An Evening of One Act Plays written by Gabrielle Fox, directed by Patterson's Tony Howarth. A Gabrielle Fox production benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
firstname.lastname@example.org, (845) 712-5220
email@example.com or call 845-265-8080 x 7114 to register in advance and for more information.
Join us Sunday, June 6th, the anniversary of D-Day, for a USO style show of the great songs of WWII as performed by the Voices of Hope. Area performers Craig Brown, Leo Brown, Joseph (Rocky) Colavito, Kirsten Edlund, Eileen Olifers, Marty Posner, Sherrie House and pianist Sue Yanarella will serve up classics like Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, It’s Only a Paper Moon, The White Cliffs of Dover and more, for a window into the 1940’s.
7:30 PM Come out and support Mike Kaplowitz as he works to be the next State Senator from the 40th District. At a private home in Putnam Valley. Write for more information.
2PM - At a private home in Mahopac. Write for more information.
Noon- 5PM - Hosted by the Beacon Sloop Club
www.clearwaterfestival.org. Location: Croton Point Park, Croton, NY
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