Sunday, February 28, 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The time of silence has come to an end. People are waking up. We were dreaming that life was good, but it was only a dream. We have been programed to believe that we do not have a voice. We do. The world belongs to all of us and because it does, none of us have claim to it.
We are told to be quiet when we see our young men and women sent out to fight a war for greedy old men. We are told to be quiet when our education is circling the drain. We are told to be quiet when our senior citizens who have worked their whole lives are placed in danger of losing the measly social security that they paid into for years. Why haven’t the people on Wall Street been jailed for their crimes? The powerful can only control the people who stay silent and accept the status quo.
Monday, February 22, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
I don't know about you, but during these cold and nasty days, I need to forget about the weather and have some fun. My friend,Tobi Schwartz-Cassell, from "Franks and Beans Events" has a list of events that will chase all those winter doldrums away. Check out her page and, check out what's happening on February 18th.
Beginner Level Project
Fine artist Sue Roop will be back with us to instruct us in painting our own beautiful wine goblet! She will guide us in the layered technique that results in a different design on the inside and outside.
The evening includes:
* 3-Course BYOB Buffet Dinner (there will be a vegetarian option)
* All instructions and materials to paint your very own wine goblet
* Door prizes
The fun begins at 6PM. After we’ve finished our creations, door prizes will be given away.
DATE: Thurs, Feb 18, 2016TIME: 6 to 9:30 PM
PLACE: Home Style Candle Company
ADDRESS: Ellisburg Shopping Center
Route 70 and Kings Highway
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Order your tickets now and, if you tell Tobi that Steampunk Granny sent you, there is a special discount off the ticket price
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=8CXEVGZD74GR8. $8 off the regular price of $48.
Questions about any of these events? Contact Tobi at 856.751.2997
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Patterson Farm in Bucks County, PA has been growing food for over 330 years. Support locally grown food. Help protect Patterson Farm by signing.
Farmers Thomas and Alice Patterson had REFUSED ALL OFFERS from developers. They wanted to preserve their farm. Lower Makefield Township officials used an Eminent Domain taking to obtain the Pattersons' beloved farm, paying the elderly landowners only a fraction of what developers had offered.
ELECTED OFFICIALS PROMISED PRESERVATION BUT HAVE NEVER DEED RESTRICTED THE MAJORITY OF PATTERSON FARM. They have engaged in demolition by neglect, allowing the condition of the farm structures to decline, while collecting income from the farm. Now they support proposed zoning changes and Commercial development that will alter Patterson Farm forever, and may lead to the end of the farms use for agriculture. Selling and re-zoning any part of this irreplaceable farm is unacceptable. Before her death, Alice Patterson expressed her fears that elected officials would "ruin the farm." Help make sure that does not happen.
Tillage of the land should continue in perpetuity for the benefit of present and future generations, as farmers Thomas and Alice Patterson had wished. The historic homes and barns should not be parceled off for sale or be demolished, but should be restored, as they are essential to the farms continuing use for farming. The farms' open spaces and agricultural use co-exist peacefully with neighbors, and with the native wildlife that inhabit its lush woodlands and serene wetlands. Please preserve Patterson Farm NOW!
P.S. Thank you supervisors Benedetto and Smith for having the courage to speak out in support of preservation.