Posts made in October, 2012

HOW TO GET INFORMED ON THE COMING STORM LAMBERTVILLANS!

Posted by on Oct 27, 2012 in Lambertville-New Hope, Local-Sustainable Living | Comments Off on HOW TO GET INFORMED ON THE COMING STORM LAMBERTVILLANS!

HOW TO GET INFORMED ON THE COMING STORM LAMBERTVILLANS!

WHAT KIND OF ANIMAL ARE YOU?

Ok you can answer that later, during your Barbara Walters interview.  For now, I got some important info for you folks.

Now hear this, and I’m not only going to say this once, I am gonna post this a few times because I know there are squirrels out there who like to run around and prepare (like me) and those who like to hang and then say, “what the #@! just happened!?!” after the storm hits and they need info in-the-thick-of-it.  So for all you squirrels, listen up, now.  For the rest of you beasts, I am gonna keep at you.  Heh, heh.

STORM IS COMING.  DUNNO HOW BAD.  MAYBE REALLY BAD. 

You will need info, and the City of Lambertville is awn top of it.  They can give you info but you gotta sign up for their notices:

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DIGGING IN THE DIRT: THOUGHTS ON A 9/11 MEMORIAL IN LAMBERTVILLE

Posted by on Oct 25, 2012 in Art for Community Engagement | 1 comment

DIGGING IN THE DIRT: THOUGHTS ON A 9/11 MEMORIAL IN LAMBERTVILLE

 

I have to write about this, but I want to forget it. But if I do, I’m afraid I wont ever be allowed to. I’m talking about a Lambertville Memorial to 9/11. The City is considering co-sponsoring a memorial to the event: a large metal I-beam from the World Trade Center placed at the corner of Bridge and Union Street in front of a “living wall” of plants.
And as much as I’d like to move on from 9/11, ignoring this proposed project, and allowing it to be built means that 9/11 will be literally in view, every day, in the center of town.  View Map

Is this where, and how we want to remember 9/11?

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The Wizzard of New Hope

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Bucks Life - Published, Local-Sustainable Living | Comments Off on The Wizzard of New Hope

The Wizzard of New Hope

Originally published, July 20, 2012 on BUCKS LIFE

Local reporting is nearly nonexistent these days. Though, “personal reporting,” as I like to call it—Facebook status updates, Tweeting and the like—is running rampant. The most interesting of it borders on mundane, and yet the majority of us are completely absorbed.

The Facebook page titled “New Hope PA,” however, is drawing lots of attention—well over 10,000 “likes” and counting—while saying something worthwhile and filling a growing void in the process. Charlie Sahner, the page’s founder and administrator, is consistently engaging large chunks of his audience in zoning debates, news of local store and restaurant successes and failures and even real-time reports, like when the Friday night-fireworks were halted after a couple rounds in early July.

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