I had the honor this week to facilitate a board retreat for the Living Legacy Project. (I have been facilitating this working board retreat for the last three years and am grateful to the amazing staff at The River Reporter who makes it possible for me to leave for a few days and do this ministry.)
I, like many others I am sure, go to fairs and festivals to experience the food. So you can imagine that I was all in when my husband Stephen suggested that we attend the Sullivan County Latin Festival on Sunday afternoon, July 29.
I was delighted to find my way to the cemetery of the Old Congregational Church in Barryville for the Shohola Railroad Disaster Memorial Observance last Sunday, July 15.
I was running into town to drop of my Riverfest poster. I had been working on it much of the day, and was delighted to head into town around 3 p.m. the day it was due.
As I headed down the hill by the school, I read the sign outside of the Narrowsburg Inn. “Welcome, NHS alums.”
The Art of the Press was impressive!
At its center was old-time basic printing: the lifelong work of Ed Kraus. Posters, tickets, signs. And all around the edges was an artistic eye and the honoring of passage of time and community curated by visual artist Brandi Merolla of Narrowsburg.
I like newspapers.
I like the thought of newspapers.
I like newspapers as a way for everyone to have access to the same information.
It is a place and a space where there is a communal representation of the places and spaces where we live.
Newspapers are important as they frame in a visual way the values that make up our community, the things that we care about, the special news that we have to share.
A Christmas prayer for peace
Creative spirit, friends, loved ones, hear our Christmas prayer.
Let there be peace in our hearts and in the hearts of others. In the heart of the world.
May there be a peace that transcends personal and national boundaries and a peace that embraces all of creation.
The rhythm of my life as publisher is emerging. Maybe.
All I know is that I’m loving being out and about -- taking pictures, talking to people.
My weekend started with a visit to the Barryville Farmers Market. I hadn’t had the opportunity to go there – and was thankful to talk to farmers and food providers as they were packing up for the season.
"I like what I do and I don't need to make a killing with my pricing," said Andrew Ford, from Key Light Media Productions.
"I have a passion for people," Z. Ivet Bandirma, MA said, as she introduced Blue Sky Business Consulting.
The sentiment speaks to passion around vocation. And passion around vocation was on display at the Wayne Library Alliance's (WLA) Small Business Showcase held at the Park Avenue Complex on Saturday, October 21.
Small business people are like that. They like what they do and they find ways to follow that passion.