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SUPERSTAR FADING

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 22:23

He is the oldest living person on City Island. This "clamdigger", who is a lifetime resident of this tiny NYC island was born and raised in the same house his grandfather built four hundred years after Christopher Columbus landed in America.

He is undoubtedly the best known resident of City Island. Unfortunately, he has lost his appetite, stopped eating and his body is beginning to shut down. Who is this superstar? He is 95 year old Captain Ed Sadler. A proud father, a prouder grandfather and the proudest great grandfather ever.

City Island Vacation

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 21:44

As far as tourist destinations are concerned, there are very few places on earth can rival the likes of Manhattan, NYC, NY.

But if you haven’t been before, City Island can easily fill your weekend. So if your schedule and budget is better suited for a quick and affordable city weekend...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Island,_Bronx

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/31/nyregion/31island.html

HUNGER IN NY

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 20:43

NYC United Way says that 84% of New Yorkers believe that hunger is a real problem.

As much as one third responding they or a family member had difficulty paying for food.

The poll found that two out of three city residents expect a friend will need help getting food in the coming year. A majority of New Yorkers said they believe the federal government should take the lead in fighting hunger.

Global Strategy Group conducted the phone survey of 700 New York City adults on 8/8 in English and in Spanish. There is a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.

City Island Developmental Disabilities Center

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 19:29
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NY State Office of Developmental Disabilities says they're establishing a Center at 532 City Island Avenue for up to 30 patients between the hours of 9a-3p. The 3000 square foot site, which features large windows is intended to decentralize and downsize the existing day program to better serve their population, as well as to foster interaction with the community.

Officials with OPWDD, which serves more than 126,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities say that they chose City Island for it's peace, quiet and tranquility of our community, Pelham Park and Orchard Beach.

NY SENATOR KLEIN EVENTS

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 17:26

Stay Safe Initiative: North Riverdale

Sunday, Oct. 23 – P.S. 81 Fun Fest

Noon to 4 p.m.

5550 Riverdale Ave.

Bronx, NY 10471

The Stay Safe program provides free identification of children containing their biometric information, photo and fingerprints to be used in case they go missing.

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 17:19

Contact: David Osborn (site manager), at 914-667-4116; dostpaul@yahoo.com

Veterans Day Commemoration,

at National Historic Site in Westchester County,

Friday, November 11

Veterans Day will be commemorated at St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, in Mt. Vernon, on Friday, November 11. There will be a brief ceremony at 11 AM, followed by tours, talks, songs and living history demonstrations recalling the lives and service of veterans buried in the historic cemetery, with an emphasis on Civil War soldiers, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the

When Less is Not More

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 12:04

In today's economy, nonprofit organizations of all sizes are relying more heavily on philanthropy than ever before. You need support, but how can you present a case for fundraising tools that is thoughtful yet impactful? In this session, hear what smart fundraisers are doing to advance their programs while creating a strategy to be their own best Advocate.

Join us for a complimentary webinar, "When Less is Not More: Making a Case for Fundraising Tools," on Wednesday, November 9, 2011. Discover the immediate benefits you'll experience with cloud applications.

LUNAFEST

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 11:29

CNR's Women’s Studies is holding a film festival tonight 21, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Nine short films, diverse in style and content, and done by, for, and about women, will be shown.

Headlines 10/21/11

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 09:07
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LIBYA FALLS INTO CHAOS. Liberation Equals Death.

CLINTON IN AFGHANISTAN. Stop Terrorism.

UN INVESTIGATES. Qaddafi's Execution.

TUNISIA ELECTIONS. Free Press.

JOB BILL. Blocked By GOP.

WRITE AWAY... JUST DO IT

Submitted by ub on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 21:22
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This is National Day on Writing and in celebration, the National Writing Project is hosting the “Why I Write” project and it does not have to be as long as a book.

Writers and readers can participate by submitting essays on Figment.com, watching The New York Times learning center interviews, or reading blog posts at the Edutopia community.