Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
In June of this year, I posted a link to Twello.com. This is an on-line directory that enables one to search by location, people on Twitter who have a following.
According to Twello, in June 25 people with a Katonah location had a following. In five months, that number has more than double to 60.
Here are Katonah's Top Ten Twitters by number of followers:
- Martha Stewart - 1,711,991 followers
- W.R. Tish - 3,092 followers
- Ginger Foo - 1,227 followers
- Christopher Roberts - 978 followers
- Alexis - 227 followers
- Awakening Katonah - 172 followers
- Dan Haugh - 135 followers
- Noka Joes - 129 followers
- Arthureinstein - 115 followers
- Mitch Bernstein - 108 followers
Note: Twitters are now able to monetize their tweets. If you have a passion for
something and can acquire a following, Twitter could become an income stream for you.
Monday, November 16, 2009
This commuter posted this complaint on her blog on November 12th and would like to get her ticket dismissed.
I commute to New York three times a week, parking in the metered section of the lot around the corner from the Katonah station. As I hope you know, one of the machines there doesn’t accept cash, leading to a line of ill-tempered and borderline volatile commuters every morning in front of the one machine that works. This strikes me as outrageous. Surely it should not be the case that it is easier and more efficient to park in the remotest regions of Romania than here, in Westchester County! The metered spots are great, a veritable godsend for those of us who commute on an as need basis, but their maintenance desires closer attention.
Here is the link.
In addition there are links to other historical markers that are within 9 miles of Katonah.
Monday, November 02, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Goby is an event search engine that explores things to do locally, create a unique vacation,create a weekend getaway or adventure.
For example you can find activities in the Katonah area ( or any place). Select the type of activity you are interested in, enter in your location or zip code, and select a time and Goby comes back with your options.
For things like music or performing arts, you can choose sub-categories, like music genre or dance. Goby’s events results come up in an easy to read manner and specific event information and provide links to the specific listing.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Image via Wikipedia
Looking for weekend yard sales near you? Here is a tool that can help you plan for such trips without wasting time and gas roaming the streets for signs.
You enter your:
- starting address
- maximum number of miles you are willing to drive
- day of your trip (Thursday through Sunday)
- Click on "Search"
Results, you get a Google map of area yard sales posted on Craigslist, recommended driving route for FREE!.
Click on red ballon for each listing and you'll find time, address and details of what's for sale.
Here is the link to YardSaleTreasureMap.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
"The median sales price for homes in Katonah NY for Jun 09 to Aug 09 was $666,700 based on 2 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price decreased 16.4%, or $131,048, and the number of home sales decreased 89.5%. There are currently 131 resale and new homes in Katonah on Trulia, including 3 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process.
The average listing price for homes for sale in Katonah NY was $1,300,606 for the week ending Sep 16, which represents a decrease of 0.4%, or $5,614, compared to the prior week."
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Local libraries and bookstores come to mind as an added service they could offer their patrons. Also, local schools/colleges could benefit from adding this machine to their bookstore.
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Rebecca started her company in 2005, and bakes an average of 2000 cookies per year.
Here is the link.
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Artdaily.org - The First Art Newspaper on the Net
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
On July 30th, a rain out John Scofield Shade of Jazz event at the Katonah Museum of Art was held in the basement of the Katonah Library. 200 folks were there and it was special.
Basement funk with John Scofield and friends in the Katonah Village Library
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John Scofield will be appearing on August 12th at the last Summer 09 Shades of Jazz event at the Katonah Museum of Art with pianist Dena DeRose’s trio.
Here is a link to event details.
Stockholm-based startup Spezify is a visual search engine that impresses with relevant results displayed in a visual but still functional way.
I punched in Katonah, and got for want of a better word a collage of images relevant
What do you think of the site?
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
In this down economy, we need all the help we can get. Here is a a great resource for ideas on yard sales that may give you some ideas to generate extra money.
Let's go Sale-ing: A Web-Savvy Yardsale Resource
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Thursday, June 11, 2009
The number of people visiting and using Twitter has grown rapidly in the last few months. As more people sign up for Twitter it becomes more useful.
Twitter is enabling everything from better customer service to easier job searches, and is being employed for some extraordinary home uses.
Here is a cool Tweet tool that enable you to connect with people in Katonah.
Twello.com is a local directory of Twitter users. Using this service, I found 23 local twitter user.
Update: Now 50 Local twitter users August 20, 2009
Update: Now 40 Local twitter users July 20. 2009
Update: Now 25 Local twitter Users June 15, 2009
The second most followed local twitter after Martha Stewart (she has 763,902 followers) is W.R. Tish (1,567 followers) a recovering wine critic.
Twitter is great for networking, but also for getting relevant, real-time, local information about things like jobs, news, politics, weather, food, and more.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The EC has a dual mission:
- Seeks out and supports artists
- Provides the local community with a resource for unique original works
Karen Benvin Ransom, an associate broker with the Katonah Office of Houlihan Lawrence recently wrote a piece on her EC experience.
<-- Link to Eclectic Collector Site
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Are you thinking DIY green living? Here is a great resource for everything green on a local level. Also, Katonah Green has initiated meetups where you join up and meet with others interested in DIY natural health, organic lifestyle, and sustainable living.
Saturday, May 02, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Such one kid (or rather young man) is Michale Skolnik. The son of Martha and Simon Skolnik, who are neighbors of mine.
As my kids, who are now adults and good friends of Michale since they were young kids, would say Mike is kicking it.
But what makes Mike especially unique is his approached to film making.
As he states in his Facebook profile -
"I am a filmmaker who is trying to tell the stories of those that normally do not have a chance to tell their own."
His latest film project is producing a feature this year, called Entre Nos, (the trailer is below).
Mike is a gifted person and he sums it up quite nicely in his facebook profile:
"I am only 30, and I know I have been very lucky to have success very young. This is not about me. This is about us."
His latest film project will have it's World Premier at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Here are the details:
We have three screenings at the Tribeca Film Festival
Saturday, April 25 @ 6pm
Wednesday, April 29 @ 4:45pm
Saturday, May 2 @ 3:45pm
For AMERICAN EXPRESS Card Holders tickets go on sale April 14th.
For the general public tickets go on sale April 20th.
Tickets will sell out fast, so hurry and click on the link below on those dates!!!
We can't wait to see you there!
The Entre Nos Family
- The Presbyterian Women of the First Presbyterian Church of Katonah will be having its 2009 Rummage Sale starting April 26 with donations accepted.
2009 RUMMAGE SCHEDULE
April 26 Sunday NOON - 5:00pm Donations accepted
April 27 Monday NO DONATIONS ACCEPTED
8:30am - 6:00pm OUTSIDE SALE
April 28 Tuesday 8:30am - 6:00pm OUTSIDE SALE
April 29 Wednesday 8:30am - 6:00pm OUTSIDE SALE
April 30 Thursday 8:30am - 6:00pm OUTSIDE SALE 9:00am - 6:00pm INSIDE SALE AND BAKE SALE
May 1 Friday 8:30am - 6:00pm OUTSIDE SALE
9:00am - 6:00pm INSIDE SALE AND BAKE SALE
MAY 2 Saturday 9:00am - NOON OUTSIDE SALE
9:00am - NOON INSIDE SALE AND BAKE SALE
- Katonah will have its SPRING CLEAN UP DAY – Saturday May 2, 2009--RAIN OR SHINE. Meet in front of the Katonah Library at 9 AM organized by the Katonah Improvement Society.
- The Town’s Department of Public Works Town-Wide Clean-Up Days will be held at the Crusher Road Highway Facility off Route 22, just North of Route 172, in Bedford Village.
Here are the details as quoted from the Town of Bedford DPW's web page:
"Town residents can bring household debris and metal waste to the Crusher Road Yard during the following periods:
Friday, May 1, 2009 7:30 AM-3:00 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2009 7:30 AM-4:30 PM
Monday, May 4, 2009 7:30 AM-3:00 PM
Residents can also take brush and tree debris to the Beaver Dam Highway facility on Beaver Dam road off Harris Road during the same days and hours listed above.
The Highway Department will not accept any of the following items: tires, batteries, computers, refrigerators, freezers, pressure treated lumber, air conditioners, propane tanks, paint, varnish, chemicals, medical waste, or other toxic materials.
Proof of Bedford residency is required, and fees are as follows:
$20 per carload
$50 per pickup truck load
$100 for small dump trucks (<6 yd)
$200 and up for large dump trucks (>6 yd)
Bedford Village Chowder & Marching Club will hold their Tag Sale on Friday May 1 st and Saturday, May 2nd at the Crusher Road Highway Facility.
In addition a Mobile Shredder will be available on Friday May 1st and Monday May 4 th at the Crusher Road Highway Yard. This free Westchester County public service is intended for residents to shred their personal documents. Papers from businesses or commercial enterprises will not be accepted. Residents may bring a maximum of two file boxes. To speed up shredding and reduce waiting time, residents must remove all metal clips, fasteners, binders, folders and hard covers and place the papers loosely in a box. Hard covers – cardboard or plastic covers on items such as ledger books, marble composition books and hard-cover books – are not acceptable. Residents may rip away pages from these hard cover books for shredding and throw the covers in their household trash."
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Last night I returned some books to the Katonah library on it's reopening day.
What a joy! The big take away for me was the carpet,lighting and ceiling makeover. A real visual treat.
Highly recommended. Take your family and enjoy this reading/lounging oasis in Katonah.
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Withe the current trend in the Katonah Real Estate Market:
... sellers need all the help they can get.
The Real Estate Marketing Report Card
Today, the Real Estate Marketing Report Card (REMRC) is being launched in an effort to help sellers monitor their online reach. Rather than having to rely on an agents word that the property information has been placed on the Web, sellers can now easily check for themselves and make sure they're getting the best bang for their buck.
How it Works
Once you've entered the property details, street, city, state, zip code, and price, the
REMRC searches across the Web and looks a a variety of real estate portals including Trulia, Google Base, Vast, Zillow and FrontDoor for details on where the property is listed.
The results appear as a grade; getting an A means your property has decent exposure on the Web; a D means you need to take some action. In addition to the grade, the site will provide a link to your listing on the various sites so you can see how well or how poorly your property is represented.
Monday, January 19, 2009
USA Service - This is a recently announced follow up on Obama’s promise to bring change to the neighborhood level across the nation. From the website: “It’s a tool that will allow you to organize a service event in your community and recruit others to join you. Or, if you’d prefer to join an existing event, the site will direct you to what others have organized in your neighborhood.”
Essentially, if you want to organize to help others in your community, USA Service.org will be the place to go for people interested in working on Obama’s goal of “Renewing America Together.”
As this site was just launched, there should be local service events posted soon.
Share this site with others to get the word out and get involved in service to the neighborhood.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
This is walk through on an old (1950s) wooden suspension bridge in a remote area of Japan. - deep Southern Japanese Alps. The bridge is very narrow and is believe to be Japanese oldest remaining suspension bridge. Oh being remote means if you got stuck on the bridge you are very far from help.
You are walking on two planks and 3/4 through the walk through (around the 4:30 min mark of the video)you are walking on one plank and at times it appears to me there are no planks there. The utterance from the Japanese walker makes me think "Oh My God What Was I Thinking". Hearing the wind constantly adds to the drama.
99.99% of us would say no way no how would I ever do this. The .01% that would try this would definitely IMHO need a check up from the neck up.
P.S. You can view also this video in High Definition.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Here is a visual respite.
Today, I came across a link to this beautiful site of Ralph Cooksey-Talbott a landscape photographer who studied under Ansel Adams in Yosemite in the 1970's.
Cooksey is currently doing vertical panoramic photography.
He calls them Vertoramas. They are works of beauty.
Should help to brighten up your day.
Here are a few of them below:
Cooksey is offering these vertoroma as free downloads at his site, which one can add to their site or social web page. He also is also offering prints of these beautiful photos for sale.