Parties & Openings
April 14 – Pittsfield
Susan Merrill Exhibit Opening
April 7 – Ghent
Ghent Playhouse Gala
March 31 – Hudson
Lil' Deb's Commitment Ceremony
Columbia County Land Conservancy Food & Family Fête
Rural Intelligence’s friend and sometime contributor Paige Orloff, one of the founders of The Sister Project reports:
Over 1,000 people attended the Columbia Land Conservancy‘s annual Memorial Day weekend fundraisier, a family-friendly afternoon of food (catered by Carlucci Catering of Chatham, Georgia Ray’s Kitchen of Hudson, and Kinderhook’s Dutch Desserts, with bread and cheese donated by Hawthorne Valley Farm) and festivity, including an ever-popular silent auction. This year’s event was held on the grounds of Tom and Nancy Clark‘s Old Chatham Sheepherding Company.
Former New York State Senator John Dunne and Denise Dunne of Spencertown, members of the Host Committee, with borrowed children; stilt walker Corey Cox kept the kids enthralled.
Painter Lois Dickson and Karen Kaczmar of Chatham Wine and Liquor, a sponsor of the event; Beth Bidwell, Executive Director of the Wildlife Institute of Eastern NY with a rescued peregrine falcon
Chris Ferrone and Hilary Ferrone, Vice Chair of the Host Committee; Jay Rahman, M.D. and Lauren Shaffer