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A Postcard Tuesdays Thank You!

August 14, 2017
Postcard Tuesdays
We could not have made this inspired weekly action happen without you!
Big thanks to our PostcardTuesdays team as we close in on almost 20,000 cards.
We have grown close over issues, coffee, and beer.
We are so grateful to Black Cow Coffee Co. and Green Growler
for sharing their tables.
We will turn our passion into action and not let the threats of fire and fury in Washington deter us in any way from demanding immediate action to right the wrongs in Washington.  We will keep resisting and insisting on people over profit.
We will be back to continue our efforts in the fall.
Sept. 12th
Black Cow Coffee Co.
in the meantime
Call 844-241-1141
1. Contact your Rep in Congress to pass a law ensuring Trump will not be able to sabotage Obamacar’s CSR payments. Let’s move towards a single-payer system.

2. Stop the madness! Ask your Senators what they plan to do to stop Trump from starting a war with North Korea. Urge diplomatic actions!

Looking for a summer read? 
One of our Postcard Tuesdays gals, Dede Emerson has written her autobiography and it’s an inspired page turner.  All proceeds go to SPCA because Dede is that kind of gal.
And, for my Next Act..: From Bebop to the United Nations and Beyond 
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power 
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
“In a summer movie landscape with Spider-Man, a simian army waging further battle for the planet and Charlize Theron as a sexy Cold War-era superspy, it says something that one of the most compelling characters is Al Gore.”

— The New York Times
Now playing at the Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd, Pleasantville, NY 10570
Postcard Tuesdays is a vehicle for citizens to express their concerns to elected representatives and exercise their cherished First Amendment rights.  We want to build bridges instead of walls, and we trust that can happen through informed constructive exchange.   Our efforts are pro-democracy, and we are open to all.  We are inspired by all of you who join us week after week to inspire change!

We are on a mission, join us!
Soli Pierce and Susannah Johnston

Iris Stevens D’Alvia has passed away

August 7, 2017

For those who’d like to pay their respects, Iris’s obituary and information about her funeral and memorial can be found here.


Aqueduct Talk By Cornelia Cotton

August 7, 2017

Croton Aqueduct

Three weeks ago we let you know about the exhibit of nineteenth-century prints tracing the route of the Old Croton Aqueduct currently on display in the main reading room of the Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson. The Old Croton Aqueduct finished in 1848, is one of the major civil engineering marvels of the nineteenth century.  Without the water of the Croton River, New York City could not have developed and grown into America’s largest city.  The exhibit will be on view until September 7.   The prints are from the collection of Cornelia Cotton.

We wanted to give you this update: Cornelia Cotton will speak in the Gallery at the Library on Friday, August 11, from 5 – 6 p.m. about the exhibit.  Don’t miss!

Summer Sol- August News

August 4, 2017

Studio Notes:


Our new Fall Schedule will commence after Labor Day

Yoga Sol Kids Fall program will begin at the end of Septemember with classes for children ages 4-18. We will update you as soon as the schedule is finalized of when registration will begin.

Special things in August:
Yin Yoga: Full Moon Meditation on the Eclipses of August, 2017 and Yin Yoga
Sunday August 13th5-6:15pm, led by Kristy Cohen

In this class we will reflect on the current Cosmic energies available as we weave through calming Yin poses. Learn about the current energies and how you can connect, align and manifest your inner desires.

Yin is synonymous with the words passive, feminine, soft, yielding and surrender, and this is exactly what will be asked of you on the mat. Yin is similar to Restorative Yoga, in that all poses are seated or reclined, but the poses are held for longer periods, typically five-ten minutes, and a soft edge is where we begin each pose. From there we use the breath to deepen the pose and quiet the mind. This approach nourishes the joints, tendons and connective tissue in the physical body, while we connect mind and soul with our higher cosmic self. Yin is simply a mind-body meditation, a mindful dance between stillness and movement.

Sunday, August 13th 5-6:15p
Fee: $20 (cash or class card)
*You must sign up for this event, space is limited

Kristy Cohen , E-CYT, E-CKYT, CVA has studied Vedic Astrology, Yoga and Healing arts passionately for the past 15 years. She is a certified Vedic astrologer from AstroVed University, class of 2010. She continues her studies through Jyotish conferences at the Arsha Vidya Gurukulum Ashram with Penny Farrow, as well as advanced technique webinars with Marc Boney.  She has an M.S. Ed, is a certified Hatha Yoga instructor for both adults and children since 1999. She is committed to continuing her education in the Vedic sciences through annual workshops and trainings.

Pop-Up Shop- SmartGlamor
Sunday August 13th12:30-3:30pm

SmartGlamour is an affordable, fashionable, and customizable ethical clothing line for people of all shapes, sizes, heights, ages, identities, and styles. We make plus size clothing, straight size clothing, petite clothing, tall clothing, and everything in between and beyond. Every design is available in XXS to 6X and beyond. Any and every item can be customized to fit any and every body. And everything is made in NYC with love – just for you.

SmartGlamour is a what and a how. I don’t just want you to buy my clothes. I want you to buy the clothes that you want – that you need – that you go into your closet to look for but don’t exist. I want you to create the pieces you need for your life, style, and body that will empower you to feel more confident and use that feeling to take steps in the journey to love your body.

SmartGlamour has three main very broad goals: to empower our customers through clothing and help them on a road to body acceptance, to make good quality clothing that is sold at affordable prices, and to cut away at hatred that stems from insecurity and the belief that beauty and brains can not go hand in hand.

The next time you need a basic fashion staple, you have a bad shopping experience because of your size, you feel shamed by other people or by society, or you have a difficult time finding pieces that fit correctly without alterations – shop here instead. Read what we write, follow us on social media and read the items we share. Change your thinking. Don’t let your insecurities create negativity between you and others. And don’t let other people tell you your insecurities are not valid.

We are all born different – embrace that. Own your body – and dress it accordingly.

Yoga Sol

5 Old Post Road South, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Croton-on-HudsonNY 10520

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers Market Preview

August 4, 2017
Next Croton-on-Hudson Farmers Market: August 6th

berry tasting
Sweet, spicy, scorching – pick your pepper.
What To Look For
Planning on picking up some peppers? You’ll have lots to choose from. Sweet peppers come in a variety of colors and sizes, but if we count chili peppers too, the number of options world-wide jumps to the thousands. Maybe this is because hot peppers have found a place at the heart of food traditions in many many cultures. It may be surprising then to find out that peppers (they’re all related – green, purple, sweet, spicy) originated in Mexico and didn’t get as far as Asia until the mid-1500s. Imagine Indian food without its fiery chilis! That strong flavor is what led Europeans to associate the fruit with peppercorns, hence the name “peppers,” though the two plants are not related. The wide variety of pepper colors is a result of both breeding and the stage of the pepper’s ripeness. For example, red bell peppers are simply ripe green bell peppers.
Sunset View Farm will have fresh pasture raised chicken (whole birds & pieces), as well as fresh lamb. They’ll also offer hot dogs made from their farm-raised beef and pork on sale for $2 off a pack. Want a deal on a farm raised turkey for Thanksgiving? Pre-order from Sunset View Farm by the end of September for the best price of the season. $50 deposit required; ask at their stand for more details. This week Dr. Pickle introduces artichoke quarters marinated in olive oil with garlic and spices. Use them for pizza, salads and more!
What We’re Thinking About
Shop Your Values

Peter Endriss, the head baker at Runner & Stone, wrote a letter to his customers at the Park Slope Farmers Market that resonates with us as a call to action for everyone who is navigating the newly complex landscape of food purchasing choices. This week we share that letter and ask you to help insure a future for small farms and food artisans in New York: forward this email and invite a friend to the farmer’ market.    MORE

9am to 2pm
Parking lot next to 1 Croton Point AvenueAcross from Metro North station

Market information

Headed elsewhere? We might have a market there too! here’s the full list

This Week’s Recipe

Lamb-Stuffed Peppers With Yogurt Sauce 
Rich lamb and sweet bell peppers team up in this seasonal main-course dish.

stuffed pepper

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Featured Vendors

Good Shepherd Distillery
Good Shepherd Distillery
Vodka and brandies made in Mamaroneck,
NY with NY grown fruit
Arlotta Food Studio
Arlotta Food Studio
Organic olive oils, balsamic & local pasta out of Watermill, NY
Dr. Pickle
Dr. Pickle
A third generation family company making a wide variety of pickles & more in Paterson, NJ

Family Entertainment/Movie Moved Indoors – August 3, 2017

August 3, 2017

Due to the predicted thunderstorms, tonight’s Family Entertainment will be moved indoors to the Multipurpose Room at CET Elementary School.  The Bossy Frog Band will perform at 7:00pm followed by The Angry Birds movie.  Watermelon and popcorn while it lasts!

Join the fun!  See you there!

Early August Arts Events

July 26, 2017

Interested in photography? The next PNW (discussion) meeting is this Wed, Aug 2nd at 7:30 pm at Symphony Knoll in Croton (at 15 Mt Airy Rd, near the Justin Thyme Restaurant), and five members will give us a peek at the person behind the photos.  This month we’ll hear from Rob Dublin, Vinnie Nauheimer, Danny Oppenheim, MJ Picciano, and Jim Christensen.  Help us get the creative juices flowing, and get a glimpse at what makes these artists tick (and click)!

Philip Haber invites all to COME to the OPENING RECEPTION for this year’s photography exhibition by RED CIRCLE PHOTOARTS at the UPSTREAM GALLERY, 8 Main Street, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, on THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017 from 6 to 8 PM!  The exhibition includes work by 17 photographers, including Phil and others who are CCoA members and have exhibited at the PNW annual photo exhibition (separate from the new PNW discussion group).