Parties & Openings
July 21 - Pittsfield
Empty Stein Fundraiser
July 20 - Lenox
BFMC Brunch at Tanglewood
July 19 - Kinderhook
Sylvia Center Dinner
The Race is On: Hudson Political Party
Some were politically motivated, others turned up just to see how co-host, artist/designer Frank Faulkner‘s latest adventure in Hudson real estate is coming along. Everyone left dazzled, both by the house, barely furnished until the old one sells, and by Ken Dow (inset), candidate for the State Senate seat currently held by Republican Steve Saland. If Dow wins, he’ll be the first Democrat to represent Columbia and Dutchess Counties since FDR, who, as a political neophyte, won the seat in 1910. Assuming all incumbent Democrats get re-elected, a Dow victory would mean the State Senate, traditionally a bastion of Republican control, will have a 50/50 split.
Betsy Jacks, Executive Director at Cedar Grove, the Thomas Cole Historic Site in Catskill with her husband, the candidate, and their year-old daughter Ellie Dow.
Author Ian Toll with co-host Frank Faulkner and Columbia Memorial Hospital Board Member Aven Kerr; Win Jackson with co-host Philip Kesinger, and Paul Trantanella
Patty Metheney, 20th District head of Obama for President with retired banker Malcolm Travelstead, now head of finance and operations at the Millbrook School; tv commercial director Michael Shrom with Brandon Goodrich of Dow for Senate
Colleen and James McGill; Malcolm and Brooke Travelstead.