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February 2009 News (9)

reading group

Hi all,

I'd like to know if anybody would be interested in starting a reading group on cultural theory/cultural studies.

Added by Judith Filc on February 25, 2009 at 4:15pm — 1 Comment

Calling all artists:

Put your talents to work for a good cause. We are seeking donations of artwork for an upcoming show at Zuzu’s coffee shop. All proceeds from the show will go towards the South Avenue Elementary School in Beacon. All genres accepted – paintings, drawings, photographs, etc., preferably size 8 x 10 or smaller. Please submit your pieces by March 12th. Contact Katie O’Hagan at for more information or e-mail South Avenue PTA Co-President: Nicole Paoli-Ramos at… Continue

Added by Katie O'Hagan on February 22, 2009 at 7:43pm — No Comments

Beacon on ABC's "Brothers and Sisters"

Just watching tonight's episode and Rebecca's dad, played by Ken Olin, is hanging a show of his photography. He comes upon a pic and says "This is the shot that got me this show. Someone from Dia: Beacon saw it..."

We're part of the zeitgeist! Huzzah!!!! Any clue as to the backstory of how we got the mention?

Added by Cabot Parsons on February 15, 2009 at 10:34pm — 4 Comments

Anthony Suau wins World Press Photo of the Year Friday. Join him at Fovea on Saturday

U.S. foreclosure image is 2008 World Press Photo


Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:59am EST

A picture of an armed sheriff moving through an American home after an eviction due to a mortgage foreclosure was named World Press Photo of 2008 on Friday.

Jury members said the strength of the photo by American Anthony Suau for Time magazine was in its opposites -- it looks like a classic war photograph, but is simply the… Continue

Added by Stephanie Heimann on February 13, 2009 at 10:32pm — 6 Comments

Winter Programs at Stony Kill

Announcing Two New Programs: Winter Discovery & Saturday Morning Nature Walks

Winter Discovery Encourages Kids to Get Outside After School

Come discover winter at a new weekly after-school program for children 5-12 years old and their families! The Winter Discovery Series is offered from 4 PM to 5 PM every Thursday through March 19. This program offers stimulating outdoor experiences in Stony Kill's woods and fields for children and their caregivers, including animal… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on February 9, 2009 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Mayor Gold to call on the Legislature and Governor to defend the Environmental Protection Fund

ALBANY, NY (02/02/2009; 1321)(readMedia)-- Environmental groups and others have criticized the Governor's budget proposal for State Fiscal Year 2009-2010 as disproportionately cutting the Environmental Protection Fund and derailing approved projects years in the making. The Governor has already reduced the Fund by 20 percent, from $255 million to $205 million. Many zoos, botanical gardens and other recipients of Environmental Protection Fund dollars have been forced to reduce hours and cut… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on February 9, 2009 at 11:34am — 1 Comment

The Power of Song, and other audible data

WAMC logo Image via Wikipedia

I've been listening to WAMC for years, and have been a member for the last couple or so. Some close to me cannot understand why one pays for radio. It is after all, free… Continue

Added by Gregory H Strong on February 6, 2009 at 11:42am — 2 Comments

Beacon Drawing Group

A figure drawing group with a live model. All levels welcome.

Added by Joan Martorano on February 4, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Call for submissions- Black and white photos of Beacon for new restaurant

Hi all,

Looking to flesh out the decor of new restaurant... Need large black and white prints of beacon to be hung at Poppy's Burgers and Fries located at 184 Main Street.

Will sell photos at restaurant and/or food exchange. All photos will be accompanied by signage referring to photographer name and contact info.

Please email jlyeaple@yahoo or respond on this network if you are interested.

Jen Yeaple

Added by Jennifer and Paul Yeaple/ Poppy's Burgers and Fries on February 3, 2009 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

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