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The Secret is Out…The Blaze Will Glow Again This Year

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It’s a little early to be thinking about pumpkins. The roses are hardly in bloom. But ever since COVID-19 became a crisis, Waddell Stillman has been obsessed with those orange creatures of fall. Stillman is not a farmer, but the President and CEO of Historic Hudson Valley (HHV), the organization that, in 2005 dreamed up […]

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A Dream on Hold

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                                                                                                    We at ArtsWestchester are launching […]

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In Times like These What Do We Need?

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    In times like these, what do we need? A touch… a voice…perhaps, a hand…a place to sigh, or cry… maybe we need a space to think of things to come, of ways to cope. In these uncertain times, we need a song to sing… a path to follow… a phrase to give us hope. Some words may help us believe again. We need a way, a means, to help us fathom […]

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Musings on Presidents’ Day

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Somewhere between first and second grade at P.S. 104 in Bayswater, Queens, we kids Iearned that George Washington as a boy chopped down a cherry tree. With pre-made stencils, we all crayoned an ax to bring home to our mothers. Later, perhaps in third grade, we learned that George Washington could not tell a lie. […]

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What Does It Take To Make A Work Of Art? Many Hands!!!

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ArtsWestchester has embarked on a creative journey to stitch together yards and yards of donated fabric into a monumental work of public art. Sewers and stitchers from all around the county are remembering their Home Economics classes and volunteering their time at some 30-odd Public Sewing Sessions. Others with broader skills in tailoring, designing and […]

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The Fear of Signing

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    The count is on toward the 2020 U.S. Census, and we’re all invited to participate. Information sessions are being hosted all over our county. In fact one happened last night at ArtsWestchester. And there is are concerns afloat that many people will not be counted. I, for one, will be counted, but I […]

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Just in Time for The Holidays

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There’s some holiday cheer coming our way from Washington D.C. The federal budget appears to be all wrapped up with no government shutdown in sight. The good news is that federal cultural agencies such as the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) may see increases in their 2020 […]

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Remembering Ralph Martinelli

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    There are many ways to remember Ralph Martinelli.  As an entrepreneur, Ralph purchased Spotlight Magazine from Susan Meadows and turned it into Westchester’s version of New York Magazine, a monthly compendium of everything Westchester. But that’s not all.  As Westchester Magazine publisher, he delighted in singing the praises of folks in Westchester, who […]

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