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*Picture is of our flooded entrance to the Rails to Trails during Hurricane Irene last month.
Shorter days and cooler nights mean plenty to do in garden
[FERNDALE] – With the arrival of shorter days and cooler nights there is much to do to “put your garden to bed” for the winter and prepare for next spring. Sullivan Renaissance is holding a fall gardening seminar entitled “Beds, Bulbs & Beyond” on Wednesday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the CVI Center in Ferndale.
The seminar will be presented by gardening experts Mary Lewis and Vivian Multari-Ginsberg. It will provide tips and advice for essential gardening tasks in the autumn months, including:
Multari-Ginsberg is the Sullivan Renaissance Horticulturalist and an avid gardener with over 25 years of experience. She studied at the New York Botanical Garden and Master Gardener Program in Connecticut. She practices organic vegetable and ornamental gardening both personally and professionally.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Those interested in learning more about Sullivan Renaissance are also invited. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by October 3.
Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation. Additional funding has been secured by U.S. Representative Maurice D. Hinchey. Sponsors include Bold Gold Media Group/Thunder 102, Robert Green Dealerships, Sullivan County Democrat, The River Reporter and WSUL/WVOS.
|Neversink Photo Workshops, led by award winning photographer, Lou Jawitz, are held in the scenic Catskill Mountains of New York State and concentrate on Scenic & Nature photography with supervised field trip shooting, as well as Portfolio review & critique, discussions related to composition and perspective, technical skills, visual design, using color for impact, exposure control, basic digital workflow and developing a personal style.|
|Group Workshops are held any 2 consecutive days anytime during the year. Individual/private Immersion Workshops are available any day a Group Workshop is not scheduled. There is also a possibility of an additional "Fall Foliage" weekend in October (dates dependent upon local weather conditions).|
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|GROUP WORKSHOP INSTRUCTION & FEES|
|Fee for full 2 consecutive day Group Workshop is $375.|
For those unable to attend a full 2 day Workshops, we offer the option of participating in a one-day individual "Immersion" session. See below.
A 50% deposit is required with your application; the balance of the workshop fee is due three weeks in advance of your workshop.
In the event that you are unable to attend, the deposit will be refunded in full, less a $50 handling fee, PROVIDED notice is received, in writing, at least 2 weeks prior to the starting date of the workshop reserved.
|Accommodations are not included for Group Workshops. A list of nearby inns and bed &breakfast accommodations is available upon requested.|
|Students will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Due to the small group size and limited availability of accommodations in the immediate area, early registration is advisable.|
|Workshop participants are asked to bring approximately twenty (20) prints or slides for evaluation. You are welcome to bring more for review, in the event time permits.|
|All Workshop Sessions are 7 1/2 hours, usually 9:30am-5pm. Workshops that include evening shooting are 8-9 hours with start-end time to be determined by student & time of year.|
|The workshop reserves the right to cancel a specific weekend if there is an insufficient number|
of participants or for weather reasons. In this case, all monies paid will be either refunded in full or credited to an alternative weekend or Private Instruction day, at the student's discretion.The workshop provides no film processing.
|PHOTO "IMMERSION" INDIVIDUAL/PRIVATE INSTRUCTION|
|Those preferring Individual one-on-one instruction, Immersion/Private Day Workshops are available any day that Group Workshops are not scheduled.|
|"Photo Immersion" individual/private instruction days consist of 1-to-1 Field shooting trips either daytime, late day or evening, critique of images presented, and general discussion of all aspects of photography that the Weekend Workshop covers, plus more in depth in a 1 to 1 atmosphere.|
|" Photo Immersion" Individual/private instruction days are a block of 8-9 hours beginning either early morning, late day, evening, or night, depending on student's choice (weather permitting).|
|After each "day" of shooting (or at "midday lunch break"), we will review/analyze/discuss the day's photos, and archive them on CD, Thumb/flash drive (student provides). If student is not MAC based, please bring a portable/laptop PC.|
Fee for "Immersion" Private Instruction Workshop is $425 per day with lodging NOT included.OR $495 per day, with on-site lodging included. Click here for images of on-site lodging.
A list of nearby inns and bed & breakfast accommodations is available upon requested.
The workshop reserves the right to cancel any "Individual/Private" session in the event of scheduling conflicts or for weather permit reasons. In these cases, all monies paid will be either refunded in full or be credited to an alternative Private Instruction day, at the student's discretion.The workshop provides no film processing.
|"Immersion" Private/Individual students are asked to bring approximately 40-50 examples of their work, a combination of prints, slides, or digital images on a thumb/flash drive" or CD for evaluation. If student is not MAC based, please bring a portable/laptop PC.|
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Two out of three people who find out about fracking think the risks aren't worth the rewards.
Public awareness is the key to our success, so spread the word!
Please donate to Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy.
“How to Make a Woodland Terrarium”
Where: CCE Sullivan County When: 10-1-11 at 10:00-12:00
And, to recapitulate that place; that smell…
Join Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and thousands of concerned Americans in a telephone town hall Tuesday (Sept. 6) at 7:30 p.m. EST to discuss how we can stop the hyper-partisanship plaguing Washington. Three weeks ago, No Labels joined Schultz in his drive to encourage other business leaders to sign a two-part pledge:1. To withhold campaign contributions until Washington reaches a fair, bipartisan deal on our country’s long-term economic future.
2. To hire workers. American businesses can make a positive impact on our economy through a commitment to doing everything possible to accelerate job creation.
Since then, Schultz has heard from thousands of Americans across the country who are beginning to lose hope in the American Dream. It is time to restore that hope. Click here to join Schultz for Tuesday’s telephone town hall to discuss how we can set in motion an upward spiral of confidence in America.
Lets examine the players in Tuesday chat.
Entergy, TEPCO, Dominion Power...THEY ALL CHEAT...can we risk that?
Not surprisingly, Dominion has not always operated lawfully. The energy giant has been subject to a slew of lawsuits and government violations. In its quest to perpetually increase profits, the effect of this corporate behemoth’s operations on the health and welfare of the public is notalways taken into consideration. For example, Dominion skimped on costly pollution-control equipment at one of its fossil-fuel power plants—a violation of federal clean air laws—and ultimately agreed on a billion-dollar settlement with the federal government over the infraction.
But the ability of regulators to keep Dominion in check is not absolute; indeed, the integrity of state officials has, in many instances, been compromised by the power of Dominion and other large energy companies. The company is even trumping its government regulators in the state of Virginia by pushing through legislation that the regulators themselves say is bad for consumers of electricity.
1. The Price Anderson Act precludes all citizens in America from getting insurance to cover losses from a serious nuclear incident such as the one that occurred in Japan earlier this year. We are told to believe that our government will step in through FEMA and make us whole again. FEMA is broke, and estimates should an accident occur at Indian Point show a price tag in excess of $500 Billion dollars.
- The Price-Anderson Act bestows a twofold subsidy on the nuclear industry. First, the Act artificially limits the amount of primary insurance that nuclear operators must carry – an uncalculated indirect subsidy in terms of insurance premiums that they don’t have to pay. This distorts electricity markets by masking nuclear power’s unique safety and security risks, granting nuclear power an unfair and undesirable competitive advantage over safer energy alternatives. Second, Price-Anderson caps the liability of nuclear operators in the event of a serious accident or attack, leaving taxpayers on the hook for most of the damages. This makes capital investment in the nuclear industry more attractive to investors because their risk is minimized and fixed.
- Consequently, the Act is a dual-edge sword for the public that it purportedly protects. The legislation was intended first of all to bolster investor confidence, whereas victim compensation is secondary. Price-Anderson establishes only phantom insurance for the public, then provides a real bailout mechanism for the nuclear energy industry by reducing its need to pay for insurance, subsidizing the industry at the taxpayers' expense.
2. The nuclear industry's finacial hit, through a collective insurance pool, should a major terrorist attack or accident at a nuclear facility occur is only $10 Billion dollars...barely two percent of the monies it would cost to make New York whole again if there is an accident at Indian Point.
3. Indian Point owned by Entergy does not, and cannot meet the current Earthquake criteria established for plant safety...the NRC is now admitting that those criteria may not be adequate to protect human health and the environment.
4. One of the planes that flew into the the World Trade Centers flew right past Indian Point on its way into Manhattan on that fateful day almost ten years ago...how much more tragic would 9/11 have been if one of those terrorists had flown their plane into one of Indian Points twin reactors, or had crashed directly into a spent fuel pool?
5. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted Indian Point exemptions from conducting some tests that they cannot pass until after they are relicensed...tests that would make them in ineligible for a license renewal.
"As the shale gas boom sweeps across the United States, drillers are turning to a controversial legal tool called forced pooling to gain access to minerals beneath private property--in many cases, without the landowners' permission."