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Half Time Pours Local Craft Beers For the Arts


During the past few years, we’ve worked hard to inspire new arts & business partnerships. And, as I mentioned in last week’s blog — ArtsWestchester recently announced a new collaboration with Half Time stores and New York craft breweries.  Art and Craft Beer. What’s a better pairing than that? As both the arts and craft beer industries look to diversify and grow its audiences, we saw […]

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Who Am I?


Recently, I tried to find myself within all the election clutter.  Where do I belong, I wondered.  I tuned into CNN to surf the category that best describes me. Neither a Democrat nor a Republican, I suppose I am an independent thinker. Female? Yes. Phew. That was easy. Neither a liberal nor a conservative. Not […]

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Wishful Thinking


What’s in a name? There’s a new upbeat movement afoot in education circles called Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). It’s a “wishful thinking” piece of legislation in which the expected outcome is right up there in the program’s name. Near as I can tell, it does not carry the baggage of the program it replaced […]

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Book vs. Nook

On CBS this past Sunday, Charles Sheaffer asked four authors/panelists whether they preferred a book to a Nook. All four chose the book over the nook, waxing poetic at times about the physicality of  its heft and the feel of its pages.  Perhaps this is a generational thing?  Or maybe a habit?  I personally find […]

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Velvet is Back


September is almost a memory so I have put away my whites…white shoes, white handbag and white duck pants. With all the troubles in the world that I can’t do anything about…Syria, Kenya, Turkey…and on the home front the debt ceiling and Obamacare…I for one am distracting myself by changing my closet from summer to […]

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Small Business Rocks


Warren Buffet had it right when he committed to giving away more than half his money to charity. “If you’re in the luckiest one percent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 percent.”  And, indeed, 86% of the $316 billion giving reported in 2012, is by […]

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Let’s Bring the Arts Back to the Olympics


This year’s summer Olympics has raised sports to an art form. Gymnast Gabby Douglas might have been a ballerina for all her grace and flexibility. Swimmer Michael Phelps might have been a sculptor for all his power. Glued as I was to the TV, watching what to me, was performance art at its finest, I […]

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Arts: The Mother of Invention


Every morning, I turn on the treadmill, tune into the Today Show and run until I bank 150 calories to earn a glass of Chardonnay at the end of the day. Matt Lauer and the NBC crew are usually just eye candy and background chatter, but today they hit a nerve talking about college degrees […]

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