Bedford Road And Katonah Avenue
Katonah, New York
Bedford Audubon Annual Meeting and lecture by noted author Peter Alden on “Bio-Blitz,” including slide show on diversity of living organisms in our area.
Wednesday. May 11, 2005 at 7:30.
Katonah Village Library
For information, call (914) 232-1999 or visit: www.bedfordaudubon.org
Well sure enough I found such a tool and here is the one of the 16 Direct Paint options you can use. In this particular instance I used air brush.
The software is call Virtual Painter and you can download it here for a free demo.
If you like it,pay up the $55 for the stand alone version and that next digital photo you take may end up a great work of art!
I found VirtualPainter to be a lot of fun.
I am not associated with Virtual Painter in any way. Just sharing info about, what I think is a nice piece of fun software to use with your digital camera.
The relief fund's goal is that the people of Bedford-Katonah will "adopt" Denuwala, a small fishing village in Sri Lanka. The fund hopes to raise $250,000 to help rebuild
or repair homes, a school and a Buddhist temple is this village. Those interested in donating funds to the relief effort or traveling to Denuwala in late summer to work on the rebuilding effort can obtained more information at the fund's Web site.
|Allison Chernow & Mary Beth Kass-|
|KVIS Volunteer Helping Out|
This was the Katonah Museum's first foray into the world of public art.
The goal of public art is:
It is coincidental that today also marks the closing of the public art exhibit - The Gates - in New York City
With the winter blahs upon us and the idea of getting away to a place like Disneyland
here is a retro (almost 50 years ago) link to the 1956 film "People and Places - Disneyland U.S.A.". A Disney made film to promote the less than one year old park!
Part one starts with a flyover of the park
Part 2 starts in Adventurland and has footage of the Jungle Cruise.
Be aware that both videos are over 77MB in size. You must have a broadband connection
to watch these films. I just looked at Part 1 via Windows Media Player. It runs for 20 minutes.
This is an absolute classic.
Kudos! To Katonah Village Improvement Society
Some years ago, in the heart of Katonah we had this beautiful Gazebo pictured above.
It was an interesting space in town. Some say too interesting, because it drew a lot
of teenagers and become a "hangout" if you will. I myself enjoyed the space and thought
it a welcome addition to the community.
Unfortunatley, it burned down. I don't recall the year, and yet since that time it stands as vacant unused space
in the heart of Town.
This is the way it looks today.
It struck me that would it not be a great idea to take the concept of the Gazebo,
and enhance it to house an Information Kiosk Center? The information center could be viewed as
a hybrid information and web site center.The Katonah Information Center would
blend Katonah's past, present and future in one central location. Local merchants could advertise
on the Kiosk to help support the operation and maintenance of the Katonah Information Center.
The Kiosk Information Systems, Inc. is a leading producer of kiosk centers in the
country. They have developed oudoor kiosk centers as well, which would more
then likely be the requirement for a Katonah Information Center.
Here are examples of outdoor kiosk currently on the market:
"on the train ride up i was fascinated to pass through the town of Katonah,
where my first love lived and made his namesake. the one who i later found
out commit suicide. he called himself Katonah! (with an explanation point)
for his last name. of course i couldn't see much from the train station.
i imagined walking around that town just to see where he lived, just to
see a glimpse of his life that by rights i should never know, a stray
ragment puzzle piece to his past. i guess i wanted to see the town,
to walk its streets in order to feel superhuman - to see and experience
what was immediately personal to his life but what he can never experience again.
it's like i would get to recreate him, or reinvoke him in myself, but a part of
him i never knew. the thrill would be any number of these things. but in
actuality, all i could see was the train station sign "Katonah" and
a few non-descript buildings and a street just behind the train station
called Katonah avenue.
how odd that he chose to call himself the name of the discarded town of his past,
a past which he renounced and refused to discuss beyond a few repeated words of scorn.
but it is a cool name. Katonah! i can even see why he liked the exclamation
it's an American Indian name, i'm sure. i wonder if it means something. maybe
he actually liked the town. maybe he just knew that no one else in the U.S.
would have heard of it, so he could borrow it for his name. i remember how
i discovered his real name on one of his prescription bottles and how upset
he was when i saw it, as if his cover were blown. i think i can still remember
his real last name. i feel sorry for his parents though i don't know what kind
of people they were since i never met them. i wonder if they still live in that
town and mourn him."
Source: excerpt from Dear World blog.