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TAKE A HUFF, AND SEE WHO YOU REALLY ARE!

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Lambertville-New Hope, Local-Sustainable Living | Comments Off on TAKE A HUFF, AND SEE WHO YOU REALLY ARE!

TAKE A HUFF, AND SEE WHO YOU REALLY ARE!

 

George Washington at the Battle of Princeton by Charles Willson Peale

George Washington at the Battle of Princeton by Charles Willson Peale

 

Out Magazine just did a story about our, as yet, unwritten New Hope legacies.  It was inspired by the site we created with New Hope Celebrates, Retro-Scope, to preserve New Hope’s LGBT history.  What astounded me was, on this national magazine, the comments about Mother Cavellucci: beloved New Hope drag queen.

I mean ALL the comments.

Every one was about Mother.  Not about the Playhouse or even Pride Week which was also mentioned.  They each lovingly remembered Mother.

OTHER LOCAL LEGACIES: ONCE MORE WITH FEELING
I recently read that the more you use a memory, the more you lose it, I mean, it changes.  I cannot recall where I read that.

Every great country, famous person, every “significant event” stays with us only through repeatedly used memories: certain stories made up of many.  In the “greatest” stories, you know the ones, like the Pilgrims meeting the Indians, or anything about George Washington (river crossings included), the ones you learned about every year in school from grade 1-5, the memory-made-facts are so locked down, ironically all real memory is lost.

You saw Bob Gerenser cross the river as the General.  You drive by the cannon on Main Street in New Hope.  Got feelings?

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CATCHING BUTTERFLIES @ RETRO-SCOPE.ORG: NEW HOPE CELEBRATES PRIDE 2013

Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Art for Community Engagement, Lambertville-New Hope, Local-Sustainable Living | Comments Off on CATCHING BUTTERFLIES @ RETRO-SCOPE.ORG: NEW HOPE CELEBRATES PRIDE 2013

CATCHING BUTTERFLIES @ RETRO-SCOPE.ORG: NEW HOPE CELEBRATES PRIDE 2013

For the past seven months my company, ScullyOne Productions, has been working on a project to identify and preserve LGBT history in New Hope, PA, sponsored by New Hope Celebrates (NHC).  The long-term vision is to create a museum/community center in town.  Short term, and what we produced for NHC, is an online archive where anyone can contribute their memories, stories, and videos to the collection: www.Retro-Scope.org, and a set of exhibitions from the collection for Pride week, May 10-19, 2013.

Before I go on with the bidness here, allow me to really show my hand.
Dance break.
Cue the music.
Do the happy dance…and allow me to sing, “I believe in life after love!” 

Total honesty, bias betrayed: I loved the idea.  This one was not “just business.”  It was personal.

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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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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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