Thursday, December 30, 2004

How To Help Earthquake-Tsunami Survivors

An injured Acehnese girl who also lost her entire family when a tsunami hit the region last week, wipes her face as she takes a rest at a hospital in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia. (AP/Binsar Bakkara)

Groups Aiding Disaster Survivors

Concerned about donating to trusted charities? Guidestar can verify whether an organization is a registered non-profit in the U.S.

One of the long term needs of the survivors is shelter.

The philosophy guiding many groups involved in housing
relief is that homes are the foundation for restoring
a destroyed community.

The Architecture for Humanity, a five year-old nonprofit
organization with members in over 100 countries is one
such group.

Here is a Blog by Andy Carvin, basically a Tsunami information clearinghouse

Friday, December 24, 2004

A Katonah Christmas Card

Wishing You and Your Family
A Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

St.Luke's Episcopal Church
Bedford Road And Katonah Avenue
Katonah, New York

Note: This Katonah Christmas card requires that your browser support Java applet.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Village Gallery Of Katonah Annual Holiday Show and Sale

The art work above is entitled "Downtown Katonah Scene" , Watercolor by Margaret Johnson, Village Gallery Artist

The Village Gallery of Katonah is
a cooperative art gallery featuring local contemporary artists
and they are having their Annual Holiday Show and Sale going on now thru January 16, 2005.
They have an online gallery. The online gallery has a feature that
allows you to send an email postcard of the artist's work. That's cool!

You can find out more about this local art gallery here.
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Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Katonah Keyword Stuff Selling On eBay

You can find anything on eBay or so they say. Well
you can find stuff on eBay that includes items
that relate to Katonah in some fashion.
Here is the latest stuff selling on eBay with
the keyword Katonah.

Discover Katonah

Here is a link to
an interactive piece on discovering Katonah. Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Wanted - KatonahBlog Team Members


Became a team member of KatonahBlog - post to KatonahBlog and publish


Looking for team members to share their Katonah experience via

  • Text
  • Photos
  • Video (A future feature)
  • Audio (A future feature)

Have visitors to KatonahBlog comment on your experience and
commence a dialogue that could go, who knows where.

Experience the next big thing on the Internet - blogging!

Blogs work when they are based on the following principles:

  • Candor
  • Urgency
  • Timeliness
  • Pithiness
  • Controversy

These principles come from Seth Godin's piece Beware the CEO blog.

If you are interested on finding blog posts about Katonah,
go here and enter the word Katonah in the Search Blog Posts field.


Send me an email. I will send you an invite to become
a non-admin team member of KatonahBlog. i.e. you can only
post to the blog.

Unless you are a member of already,
you must register at to become a team member of
KatonahBlog. That's It!

Oh by the way, it is FREE to join as a team
member of KatonahBlog.

Happy Blogging @ KatonahBlog

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Katonah Albums

Interestingly, there are two albums entitled Katonah out there. Both have a song title "Katonah". Apollo Sunshine's "Katonah" genre is Rock & Pop. Steve Grossman's "Katonah" genre is Jazz. Presently, both are available on

Not everyday you come across two songs about a hamlet.
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Thursday, November 04, 2004

A Neat Take On Our Public Art Exhibit

I was at the Bedford Town Hall today and notice that some creative soul had done one better on this cartoon. How neat!Posted by Hello

Sunday, October 31, 2004

Katonah Green Public Art Photo 7 Posted by Hello

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Katonah Green Public Art  Posted by Hello

Public Art to Enliven Katonah Greens

Art In Unexpected Places

This is the installation of a temporary public art project on the island greens along Bedford Road in Katonah. The project, co-sponsored by the Katonah Museum of Art (KMA) and the Katonah Village Improvement Society (KVIS), coincides with a year-long celebration of the Katonah Museum’s 50th Anniversary. It will physically bring art into the life of the community as well as back in front of the Katonah Village Library, where the museum first opened its doors in 1954.

The KMA and KVIS commissioned Brooklyn artist Jennifer Zackin to “wrap” approximately 23 trees with cotton rope that will then be painted in different colors and patterns. Bright pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet stripes of varying widths encircle tree trunks up to six feet high. These vibrant colors have a magnificent transformative quality, appearing playful among the changing colors of fall and will assume a strong presence in winter when the trees are dormant.

Ms. Zackin’s work was created with the participation of students and residents from the community, providing an extraordinary experience for everyone involved while generating a sense of ownership and pride. Installation began on Monday, October 4 and was completed by Friday, October 29

By bringing art into the public arena, Ms. Zackin’s innovative installation adds joy to the village, stimulate conversation among its residents, and allow people to access and enjoy art in the course of their daily routines. “We anticipate that Bedford Road will never be viewed in the same manner again,” says Allison Chernow, KVIS co-president. The installation will be dismantled in March, 2005.

What are your thoughts on this new temporary addition to Katonah Green?

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Saturday, October 16, 2004

Today KatonahBlog was launched. The intent of this blog is to serve as a platform for community participation. If you have something you want to share with other readers of this blog as it relates to the Katonah community we welcome your input. Hopefully, a dialogue can begin on topics of interest to the community at large.

What is blog?


(n.) Short for Web log, a blog is a Web page that serves as a publicly accessible personal journal for an individual. Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author.

(v.) To author a Web log.

Other forms: Blogger (a person who blogs).

What is KatonahBlog?

KatonahBlog is blogging on a community level as opposed to a personal level. The intent is to provide a platform for everyone in the community to contribute and interact with their neighbors online. .

Here at KatonahBlog our intent is to serve as a publicly accessible neighborhood journal for everyone.

Vew KatonahBlog as a virtual Bulletin Board on topics of local interest to the community.

Happy Blogging!

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