THE GUITAR. Lisa Fox Martin and Elizabeth Jacks, who are chairman and executive director of the Cole site’s booster club, made a trip to
THE CHECK. . What is more, Mr Acevedo made to Cedar Grove an outright gift of some papers in Cole’s handwriting, including a $1000 check, written on the Catskill Bank, dated
TIMISA is the name of a start-up GreeneLand enterprise, in which Sandra Grosso copies her oil paintings digitally, then technologically “sinks the pictures”—enlarged or shrunk, as you please—“into the tiles,” that is to say, into 6-inch ceramic or glass tiles, thereby achieving murals or table tops. The project is one of the first that has come to be housed in the Greene County Industrial Development Agency’s new offices, as a beneficiary of the Greene Accelerator program (which is co-sponsored by the State’s Committee for Economic Growth). Under that program, promising nascent enterprises, get office space at a below-market rate, along with staff support, for a limited time, in the hope that they will achieve viability and growth. Already being nursed along, in addition to Timisa, is new technology venture mounted by Daniel Quigley in which buyers of products on-line are encouraged and enabled to donate the “change” from a purchase to a designated charity. Thus, if you buy something on line for $97.78, you’d be invited to “round up” the charge to $100, with $2.22 going smoothly, with minimal processing costs, to a preferred non-profit organization.
ATHENIAN THESPIAN—thay what?--Casey Biggs is busy in Manhattan, directing rehearsals of the musical “Love Shakespeare” for John Houseman’s Acting Company. The show will tour schools across the country prior to its
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS can again be bought in GreeneLand. Although Catskill’s Birdland Music store is gone, a new Mountain Top Music Shop has been opened in Tannersville. As reported in The Daily Mail (11/22), Paul Lee offers guitars galore for sale, along with other stringed instruments, percussion gear, supplies, and instructional materials. He also rents band instruments. The facility is close to what soon will be a superbly made performing arts facility in the refurbished Orpheum Theater. And it makes a nice complement to Catskill’s state-of-the-art Water Street Recording Studio, where Lex, and Jim, and Bobby, and Betty and Frank have been laying down tracks.
UPCOMINGS. For information about imminent GreeneLand events, cultural and other, we’d like to refer you to the web sites of the Greene County Tourism office and the Greene County Chamber of Commerce. But that would be a disservice. Their common “official” calendar makes a mockery of the idea of telling people what’s afoot. People who rely on this roster would learn about ongoing exhibitions at the Arts Council’s galleries in Catskill and in