Wednesday, December 26, 2007
This ia a great way to enjoy the holidays in a leisure way and learn something new in the process. Enjoy the Holidays.
I belated Merry Christmas. Enjoy this little Merry Christmas animation!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
This conversation took place on August 9, 2006, at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, CA.
Monday, November 26, 2007
I just came across this and thought I would share it with readers of this blog.
I think it is really neat.. you can download these books for FREE! Seems to be no hidden agenda going on.
It is like a virtual bookstore for FREE!
Here is is the site: wowio.com
Thursday, November 15, 2007
On a serious note (excuse the pun) Marc is an accomplished musical artist.
Check out his website to listen to some of his work.
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Here is the link to a joint statement.
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
According to the HPCI, the average home sale price of a home in Katonah is $904,750.
Here is the link.
Presently, Realtor.com list 119 available properties in the Katonah zip code (10536) ranging in price from $477,777 to $9,985,000.
An instant appraisal (two) of your home can be determine at Yahoo Real Estate.
Since it is an "instance appraisal" your real home value will vary - more likely downward.
Local realtors can be very helpful in establishing your real home value in today's real estate market.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Friday, July 06, 2007
If you would like to help their efforts to block the trademark applications by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia you can send a contribution made payable to KVIS:
Nobody Owns Katonah
Katonah Village Improvement Society
PO Box 263
Katonah, NY 10536
Here is the link for more info on the KVIS campaign.
Monday, June 04, 2007
Named from tribe, and Indian chieftain, In the Valley of the Croton, With its lakes and sparkling water, and its hills and towering summits, and its roadways, so inviting, With their flowering shrubs and grass plots, Such is beautiful Katonah.
Here is the ebay link auction ends June 7th.
About the Indian Chieftain:
Chief Katonah was a Native American tribal chief from whom the land of the town of Bedford, New York was purchased. The hamlet of Katonah, New York, located within Bedford, is named for him.
Chief Katonah lived in the area in the late seventeenth century. Records show that in 1680 he sold local land to settlers. Legend has it that he died of grief after his wife, Cantitoe, and their son were killed by lightning. Chief Katonah is said to be buried with his wife and son in Katonah Woods, off Rt. 22. The Chief, as the story is told, is said to be buried beneath a giant boulder, and his wife and son are buried beneath two smaller immediatley ajacent boulders. It is said that on a warm summers night, when the moon is full, you can hear the Chief and his family weeping for the land that the white man has abused and disgraced.
Monday, April 02, 2007
Bill Tisherman a local writer has started a satirical newsletter, The Marthometer, a comic put down on Martha Stewarts attempt to trademark the Katonah name.
Here is the
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Martha Stewart is planning to trademark a line of furniture – “Katonah Collection”.
Some resident’s of Katonah thinks this is not a good idea.
“We don’t think it’s a good idea for her to assert trademark rights over a name that’s been in use as a place name since 1852,”
“Doesn’t mind that Stewart uses the name for furniture but doesn’t understand the need to trademark it.”
“I don’t think that someone should actually own the word ‘Katonah.’ ”
Martha Stewart’s spokesperson response:
“Martha Stewart, number one, loves Katonah; number two, seeks to honor the town and the hamlet by using the word Katonah.”
Martha Stewart has associated the name Katonah also in the home building business.
KB Home and Martha Stewart Living launched a project to build 650 houses, which will come in many different variations. The homes, which KB says are "inspired" by three of Ms. Stewart's own houses in New York and Maine, have names such as “Katonah” and "Lily Pond."
Here is a link to the Katonah Model Homes
I was curious as to what the US Patent Office web site indicated on this point:
Under U.S. trademark law, geographic terms or signs are not registrable as trademarks if they are geographically descriptive or geographically misdescriptive of where the goods/services originate. The theory is that other producers in that area would need to be able to use a geographic term to describe where their goods/services are from and that one person should not be able to prevent others from using that term. If a term is misdescriptive for the goods/services, consumers would be mislead and/or deceived by the use of the term on goods/services that do not come from the place identified.
It would seem to me as a layperson that since the “Katonah Collection” of furniture is not made in Katonah it cannot be trademarked.
The residents of Katonah taking issue that you cannot owned the word Katonah look to be 100% correct under the US Patent laws.