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Harris Seeds Launches New Catalog
The Harris Seeds Spring 2009 Home Gardening Catalog will be in
the mail in mid December, 2008. New to this catalog will be several
vegetable and flower varieties from seed, including Solid Gold - a
new, first ever, yellow grape tomato and Carnival - an absolutely
striking new morning glory. As seed starting has become quite
popular again, the Harris Seeds Home Garden Catalog will feature
many new and “tried and true” seed starting supplies. Of special
interest will be Jiffy pots and pellets, an environmentally friendly
product for seed starting.
Home gardeners will want to take a look at an expanded list of
fruit and ornamental trees and shrubs, along with strawberry,
asparagus and rhubarb transplants. For those home gardeners that
prefer not to start from seed, the catalog offers a wide selection
of vegetable transplants that can be directly transplanted to the
garden or planters. For the flowers enthusiasts, there are
outstanding transplant collections in the catalog including Wave
petunias, Classic Rainbow Mix gladiolus and the popular tuberous
To receive a free copy of the 2009 Harris Seeds Home Garden
Catalog, call the company toll free (800-544-7938), or visit their
St. Jude Medical, Inc. renews Development Contract
with Balan Biomedical, Inc.
December 18, 2008 – Rochester, New York
Dr. Elisabeth Hager, Chairman and CEO of Balan Biomedical, Inc.
announced that St. Jude Medical, Inc (SJM) renewed its contract for
a range of engineering services from Balan. The members of
Balan’s Engineering Division support the internal R & D projects of
SJM, allowing optimization of resources while providing cost
effective expertise. “Our relationship with SJM has grown over the
years and we enjoy working collaboratively on key projects with the
SJM staff as we work to make our client as competitive as possible
in this global marketplace” explains Michael Pyszczek, VP of
Technology. “The continued growth of the Balan Engineering Division
is reflected in our recent staff expansion which allows us to offer
even greater value to our clients.”
About Balan Biomedical, Inc.:
www.balanbiomedical.com USA Headquarters in Rochester, New York.
Balan Biomedical, Inc. is a physician-led search and discovery
company specializing in medical and consumer health intelligence.
The organization provides research and engineering services and
works exclusively to identify new product opportunities based on the
experience of practicing medical and veterinary professionals as
well as patients.
If you would like more information about the core
capabilities of Balan Biomedical’s Engineering Division, please call
(585) 214-0593 or email Michael Pyszczek at
Country: United States
MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area): All Regions (Including
Company: Balan Biomedical, Inc.
Press Contact: Dr. Elisabeth Hager
Office: (585) 214-0593
South Dakota Department of Health Deploys VisualDx
VisualDx Diagnostic Decision Support Technology Aims to
Boost Preparedness; Improve Rural Health Care and Access to
Rochester, NY - October 27, 2008 -
Logical Images Inc., the
expert source for visual diagnostic decision support technology and
consumer skin health information, today announced that the
South Dakota Department of
Office of Public
Health Preparedness and Response has deployed VisualDx to help
facilitate preparedness efforts at the point-of-care and to bring
specialist-level information into 82 medical facilities throughout
South Dakota. VisualDx offers health care providers fast,
point-of-care access to a visual diagnostic decision support system
that improves health care quality by reducing costly medical errors
through better efficiencies in disease recognition and response to
events of public health significance.
Using disaster preparedness funds from the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant
Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), SDDOH licensed
VisualDx to provide community medical facilities with a tool to more
quickly and accurately identify medical conditions based on visual
clues. VisualDx is the only Web-based decision support system that
merges medical images with clinical information to build a visual
list of patient-relevant conditions using problem-oriented based
search criteria that can improve diagnostic accuracy by 120 percent.
Half of all diseases demonstrate a skin or pattern clue. VisualDx
offers real-time access to concise clinical information and more
than 17,000 medical images presenting diseases in variation of
severity, skin type, age and passage of time, covering more than 900
diseases—250 of which are infectious.
“VisualDx enables clinicians to more quickly and accurately
identify unusual and unfamiliar conditions, and this is particularly
important in rural areas that have limited access to specialists and
other resources,” said Bill Chalcraft, director, Office of Public
Health Preparedness and Response. “In addition to helping physicians
to accurately diagnose medical conditions, we can use this
diagnostic decision support system to communicate public health
initiatives and critical events that require immediate attention.”
Easily accessed from any computer with an internet browser,
VisualDx connects clinicians to specialist-level knowledge and keeps
both rural and urban medical facilities equally informed about
critical information from SDDOH. VisualDx is customizable, allowing
SDDOH to add specified links on disease pages to help drive and
improve disease reporting. Home page health alerts can also be
created to generate awareness on key topics defined by SDDOH.
Additionally, the system has incorporated the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention‘s (CDC) category A, B and C bioterrorism
agents within its Terrorism Recognition module.
“By making VisualDx available in medical centers throughout
the state, the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response has
recognized the benefits a visual diagnostic tool offers providers on
the front lines and is taking prudent steps to facilitate
preparedness efforts at these sites,” said Art Papier, MD, chief
scientific officer of Logical Images. “Misdiagnosis is a problem
that can greatly impact rural areas where a provider has limited
resources, and patients have limited access to specialists. VisualDx
brings specialist-level knowledge to help clinicians accurately
diagnose conditions and better communicate critical information at
VisualDx has been installed at nearly 1,000 sites including
primary health care practices, hospitals, teaching institutions,
government agencies and other public health entities such as the
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Services, the
Indiana Department of Health and the Wyoming Department of Health.
For more information visit
About Logical Images
Based in Rochester, NY, Logical Images develops visual health
care tools to elevate diagnostic accuracy, enhance medical education
and heighten patient knowledge. Logical Images is a company of
digital imaging experts, leaders in computer-based design and
knowledge management, skilled image archivists, and practicing
physicians. The company’s products include VisualDx, a visual
diagnostic decision support system, and VisualDxHealth, an online
skin health and wellness resource located at www.visualdxhealth.com.
Logical Images has developed the most comprehensive digital medical
image library with over 50,000 images including all age ranges and
skin types. This extensive collection is the foundation for both the
VisualDx professional tool and the VisualDxHealth consumer tool –
designed to speed disease recognition for faster, more accurate
decision making and patient understanding.
Interview with Dr. Elisabeth Hager, CEO of Balan Biomedical, Inc., to
Air Nationally on Sky Radio
Dr. Hager Discusses the Importance of the
“Voice of the Consumer” in the Development of Consumer Health
Products and Medical Devices.
2008 – Rochester, New York
Dr. Elisabeth Hager, Chairman and CEO of
Balan Biomedical, Inc.
will be featured on Sky Radio as part of the network’s
- an ongoing show dedicated to healthcare and its affects on us all.
The interview, to be
aired throughout the month of November (2008) on airline flights
throughout the world, was conducted at the Sky Radio studios in Los
Angeles. In the interview, Dr. Hager discusses the importance of
open-innovation to capture “The Voice of the Consumer” during
the design and development process of health products and medical
“Medical companies need the
critical insights of practicing physicians and their patients,”
explains Dr. Hager, “These insights can help decrease the cost of
development, decrease time-to-market, and create market-pull. Balan
was founded on the open-innovation model and is dedicated to
bringing the insights of the end-user to the front-end of the
development process.” Other presenters in the series include Tommy
Thompson, Secretary, DHHS and Carolyn Clancy, MD, Director, AHRQ.
The Sky Radio
Network provides programming to some of the largest airlines in the
world, including United, American, Delta, Northwest, US Airways and
America West. “We are pleased to be able to introduce Balan’s
open-innovation model in health care to the Executive Business
Traveler via the Sky Radio Network,” says Dr. Hager.
The interview with Dr. Hager is available for
listening on the company’s web site,
It is located in the “Balan
Press” section under the “News & Resources” tab.
USA Headquarters in Rochester, New York. Balan Biomedical, Inc. is a
physician-led search and discovery company specializing in medical
and consumer health intelligence. The organization provides research
and engineering services and works exclusively to identify new
product opportunities based on the experience of practicing medical
and veterinary professionals as well as patients.
Office: (585) 214-0593
Daily Messenger Endorses Capanna, says "State Needs Capanna's
Smarts" (Webster, NY) - The Daily Messenger today issued its endorsement of
Paloma Capanna for the New York State Senate in the 54th District,
saying "Messenger editors meet with scores of candidates every
election, and we rarely find a challenger as knowledgeable and
prepared as Capanna."
The Editorial Board wrote "Capanna's
positions seem more thought out, more clearly defined." They went
on to do a side-by-side analysis of Capanna's positions on balancing
the budget, affordable health insurance, school funding, property
tax reform, and member item spending. On each subject, Capanna came
out on top over her opponent, incumbent Mike Nozzolio (R,C -
"Hers is the no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is approach we
need in state government," the Editorial Board stated in conclusion,
"but change in Albany can't happen without change in the districts.
The 54th has an able alternative to the status quo in Paloma
This is the third major news organization to endorse
Capanna. On October 18, 2008, she received the "enthusiastic"
endorsement of the Democrat & Chronicle newspaper and on October 20,
2008, the Post-Standard newspaper said, "pull the lever for
Capanna expressed her appreciation to the Daily
Messenger and its affiliate, the Webster Post, for their endorsement
and for their coverage of her campaign. "Throughout this campaign,
we could count on the Reporters at the Daily Messenger and the
Webster Post to listen and report intelligently. This endorsement
is truly an honor, and we wish to reciprocate with the appreciation
of everyone supporting our campaign." Capanna was earlier endorsed
by Tom Golisano's Responsible New York and Senator Hillary Clinton.
Post-Standard says to "pull the lever for Capanna!"
(Webster, NY) - The Post-Standard today announced its endorsement
of Paloma Capanna for the New York State Senate in the 54th
District, saying "...voters eager to send a message for reform
should pull the lever for Capanna."
In their endorsement,
the Editorial Board wrote, "Capanna talks about big ideas like an
industrial "green zone" through the district, universal
health coverage and making the state's income tax system more
progressive. She is outspoken about reform, deriding the
member-item system and pushing campaign finance reform and an
independent commission to redraw the lines of gerrymandered
legislative districts. She even threw out the novelty idea of
banning politicians from having anything named after them if it was
funded by money they secured."
This is the second
major news organization to endorse Capanna in as many days. On
October 18, 2008, she received the "enthusiastic" endorsement of the
Democrat & Chronicle newspaper.
Capanna expressed her
appreciation to the Post-Standard for the endorsement and for their
coverage of her campaign. "From all of us fighting for reform,
we extend our appreciation to the Post-Standard for this honor.
In a race against a long-term incumbent who is outraising and
outspending us, it is a reaffirmation that the democratic process is
what it should be: about ideas and solutions for our future."
Capanna was earlier endorsed by Tom Golisano's
Responsible New York and Senator Hillary Clinton.10/08
Capanna Wins Endorsement from Senator Hillary
(Webster, NY) - Paloma Capanna, candidate for the
NYS Senate (D, WFP, Webster) today announced that her campaign has
been endorsed by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.
"It is an honor to receive the endorsement from
Senator Hillary Clinton in this historic year for women in
politics," said Capanna. "I look forward to working with Senator
Clinton in areas that we share a passion, such as health insurance
and public education."
Capanna credits Clinton with paving the way for
women of her generation to enter politics. Capanna, 42, like
Clinton, attended a women's college and then went on to earn her law
degree. Capanna attended Wheaton College (Norton, MA), where she
earned her Bachelor of Arts in 1988, after which she earned her
Juris Doctor from SUNY Buffalo in 1991.
"Senator Clinton put 18 million cracks in a glass
ceiling that she had continually pushed higher and higher before
hitting," said Capanna. "She has, coming up behind her, increasing
numbers of women candidates at all level of government, and,
together, we will break that ceiling."
Capanna is the first Democratic woman to run for the
NYS Senate in the 54th District, which includes Seneca Falls, the
birthplace of women's rights, as well as the National Women's Hall
of Fame. For additional campaign information, please refer to
Capanna for Senate Website, which includes a District map, a
list of current events, and a list of current endorsements.
Present Tense Dance, composer
Ward Hartenstein, and
Drumcliffe Irish Arts
phantasmagoric Halloween dance and theater piece, When
the Souls Rise. This celebratory tale is a
collaborative work by Anne Harris Wilcox, Artistic Director
of Present Tense Dance Company, teaching artist and musician,
Ward Hartenstein, and poet Adam Wilcox. In addition, the
concert will premier the
latest work by Drumcliffe
Irish Arts Director,
Edward J. Murphy, honoring his mother.
Saturday, October 18, 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 19, 2:00 pm
School of the Arts, 45 Prince Street,
$10 Adults, $8 children (12 and under) at Wegmans and
$12/$10 at the door
Harris Wilcox, 461-8389,
When the Souls Rise
celebrates the mysterious and haunting nature of Halloween without
the ghoulishness often associated with the holiday. This original
production provides a fantastic occasion for children and adults to
enjoy the unearthly and mysterious spirit of Halloween. When the
Souls Rise celebrates the Halloween holiday from the souls’
perspective. Through dance, music, and drama, the stories of the
souls are revealed and celebrated in this lively and enchanting
Other Works in this
program include three
from the Present Tense and Drumcliffe Irish Arts repertory. Wilcox’s
latest work, Western River
Expedition, with original musical score by Ward Hartenstein,
will open the second part of the program, followed by Edward J.
Murphy’s beautiful new work dedicated to his mother who passed away
this year. The concert will conclude with Murphy’s hilarious and
romping piece, Halloween,
America’s passion for the holiday
as it has developed from its Celtic roots.
evening of dance will be performed by Present Tense Dancers: Bridget
Bell-Harris, Donna Damelio-Brett, Joe Drummond, Edward J. Murphy,
Kimberly Ryan, Katie Schwartz, Ellen Tomer, Kate Walders, and
Cadence Whittier. Featured Drumcliffe Irish Arts dancers are: Edward
J. Murphy, Annelise Rigsbee, and Nick Schwasman.
PUGSTOCK 08 Peace, Love, & Pugs
September 14 *1pm-5pm Powder Mills Park 154 Park Rd. (near the
Powder Horn Lodge) Pittsford (Rochester), NY
Pugstock 08-Presented by the Western NY Pug
Group ( http://www.wnypugs.org
) A fundraiser for Pug & Puppy Mill Rescue Groups throughout the
of the Pugs!!!!!! Special Guest Alice Calabrese-Smith, President/CEO
of Lollypop Farm, will be there to lead the Pug prayer at 3pm.
Historically, the WNY Pug Group events attract over 250 people and
200+ Pugs from all over the Northeast and Canada. We predict
Pugstock 08 to be even more successful! This event is being held not
only to raise money for the rescue organizations but to also educate
the public about puppy mills and dog auctions. Puppy mills exist in
virtually every state. While several thousand are required to by
licensed with the USDA, many more are not. These unlicensed kennels
operate with little to no oversight, free to fool the public into
believing they care about the puppies they are breeding. Behind the
friendly facade of the local pet shop, the pastoral scenes on a
"breeder's" website, or the neighborhood newspaper ad, there often
lies a puppy mill. Event Sponsors: Invisible Fence, The Pet Memorial
Center, Petsaver Super Store, & Doody Master. Partial list of
Pugstock 08 Participants:
Green Mountain Pug Rescue of Vermont
Central NY Pug Rescue
Maggie Moos Ice Cream
Rachel Leigh Photography
Rochester & Finger lakes Pug Meetup Groups
Friends of the Monroe County Dog Parks
& Many, Many More!!!!!! (See our website for
a full list of participants)
$2.00 per person donation to enter. **Pugs & Pug
Mixes Only - No Puppy sales - No puppies under 12 weeks-All dogs
should be current on their Vaccines**
The Western New York Pug Group (
We are dedicated to protect, preserve and advance
the awareness of the Pug Dog through sensitive ownership, education,
health, welfare, love and companionship. We strive to strengthen the
appreciation for the enlightenment of Pug Pride and the importance
of the Pug Dog.
Although we are not a rescue organization - we
directly support rescue groups and have joined in the crusade
Please consider adopting a pet before purchasing
Contact: Tara Gamby
Phone: 585-615-2557 E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org The Western NY Pug Group
Glorie Farm Winery announces second annual wine label art contest
Entry fees will be donated to animal shelter
Marlboro, New York. ,
September 9, 2008:
Glorie Farm Winery
announced today their second annual wine label
art contest, a rare opportunity for a Hudson Valley artist to have
their artwork featured on a local wine label. One hundred percent of
this year's entry fees will be donated to the Newburgh Animal
Shelter in Newburgh, NY. More entries will mean a larger donation to
help the animals! This time artists will compete for the distinction
of having their artwork appear on an established wine with a loyal
following, the ever popular Glorie
Winery co-owners, Doug and
MaryEllen Glorie, hope to build on the success of the initial
A silent auction of the winning artwork resulted in a $250 donation
to the Animal Rescue Foundation in Beacon, NY, and the playful,
eye-catching wine label continues to attract lots of attention.
MaryEllen says, "It was fun the first time, and we were able to make
a nice contribution to a good cause. A lot of the work that went
into the first contest is reusable now, so we thought we'd make it
an annual event. If we can grow interest in the contest year to
year, another talented person can become locally recognized, and
we'll be able to make a nice donation to a worthy cause, the
Newburgh Animal Shelter."
What should a label for
a wine called
look like? MaryEllen suspects some submissions will have a musical
theme, but she's certain there will be other interpretations.
"That's what makes it so exciting! There are likely to be as many
different interpretations as there are artists. Our experience with
the Jumpin Jazz
contest makes us believe the quality of the submissions will be
outstanding. We expect choosing just one winner will be a very
difficult task." Last year's winning artist, Brandi Budziak, will
join Doug and MaryEllen as a judge for this year's contest.
Red Quartet is a semi-dry,
red wine blend of four grapes. It's an easy sipping, everyday kind
of wine, and according to Doug, "We tell our winery visitors that
the Red Quartet
is a good introduction to reds for the red wine novice and a nice
break from the monster reds for the red wine expert, and that's
really the truth. Its broad appeal makes it the perfect wine when
you're getting together with friends."
The contest is open to all
artists who permanently reside or attend school in a New York or New
Jersey county that borders the Hudson River. The winning artist will
receive a case of the labeled wine plus two tickets to the
Shawangunk Wine Trail's Bounty of
the Hudson 2009 event (or cash
equivalent if the winner is less than 21 years old). The winner will
also be featured on the winery's website as well as in press
releases and all media related to the wine label contest, and their
name will appear on the wine label as well. The deadline for
submissions is November 8. All participating artists will be invited
to an unveiling of the label on Saturday, November 22 at the winery.
Located in Marlboro,
Ulster County, NY, Glorie Farm Winery is a member of the Shawangunk
Wine Trail and the Marlborough Agricultural Alliance (Meet Me in
Marlborough). The tasting room is open May through December on
Saturdays, Sundays, and Monday holidays from noon to 5 PM (6 PM in
September and October). Further information about the winery and the
label contest is available at
Doug or MaryEllen Glorie
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Present Tense Dance and Friends Fundraiser
Featuring an evening of performances by Present
Tense Dance Company, teaching artist and musician Ward Hartenstein,
pianist Michaela Eremiasova, and the Dan Eaton Band…plus
refreshments and a silent auction of fun and funky items!
Tango Caf� Dance Studio
389 Gregory Street, Rochester, NY 14620
WHEN: 6:30 – 9:00
PM, Saturday, September 13, 2008
Adults $15; kids 16 and
under are free
(available at the door, or at Parkleigh, 215 Park
Present Tense Dance
570 Linden Street
Rochester, NY 14620
Attn: Anne Harris Wilcox (email@example.com)
Present Tense Dance, Inc. is a non-profit, taxexempt
organization dedicated to contemporary
dance performance and appreciation. This fundraiser
benefits our upcoming presentation of
one of Rochester’s favorite Halloween events, Saturday and Sunday,
at School of the
Weight Loss Challenges on a Mission
to Help Rochester
Lose a Ton by the End of the Year!
East Rochester, NY-
Personal Wellness Coach, Allison Freiberger is
on a mission. Along with other colleagues, Allison has helped
residents in the Rochester area already
lose over 650 pounds through community wide weight loss challenge
programs. Her Team is on a mission to help the community literally
lose a ton by the end of the year.
The weight loss challenge program is an 8 or 12
week program where each week will be a different wellness topic,
including the power of protein, water, and exercise, reading labels,
proper supplementation, and overall well-being. The participants are
coaches in group and individually to reach their wellness and weight
There is a $39 registration fee, of which $25
goes in a pot for the “biggest losers”, and $10 goes to
www.gofitkids.org, which is
a non-profit organization to help prevent childhood obesity.
The winner also has a chance to be entered in a
nationwide contest to win a free trip to
Hawaii. “Everyone is a winner,” states
Freiberger. “If someone
is doing just a few simple things to get healthier, then we all
win,” she states.
There are two challenges starting in the near
future. One is an 8 week
challenge at the Perinton Community Center on Turk Hill Road,
starting Saturday, 9/6 at 9 AM.
The other is a 12 week challenge starting Thursday, 9/11 at
6:30 PM at the East
Community Center on West Commercial Street.
Freiberger states that the classes fill up
interested in participating should contact her directly at
585-218-9085. All are welcome.
Dated: August 21, 2008
Capanna for Senate Wins its 1,000th Individual Donor
Webster, NY – “I don’t have much, but I want my grandson to
have a better future,” said the Grandmother from Webster as she put
a handful of change into the Ziploc baggie. With that, Paloma
Capanna secured her 1,000th individual donation in her
“Change-for-Change” fundraising drive that has had her door-knocking
throughout the 54th Senate District since June 3rd.
“Near everyone I speak with is fed up with Albany,”
described Capanna, “Our campaign has attracted supporters who, like
me, want to achieve the goal of reforming Albany from within by
winning this election.”
Capanna’s campaign has been a grassroots effort from the
beginning, with a focus on the very people she will represent, if
elected. Instead of spending hours on the phone or going to
New York City to chase a few big money donors, Capanna has been out,
knocking on doors, attending small gatherings, and speaking at local
“It is wrong for the law to permit wealthy donors to give
Senate candidates up to $15,500,” Capanna states, noting that the
median household income in our area is $43,000/year. In
January 2008, Capanna signed a voluntary pledge to limit individual
contributions to her campaign to $1,000. The average
individual contribution to Capanna’s campaign is $30.
It is Capanna’s goal to win the election so that she can
work towards aggressive campaign finance reform. “We won’t see
legislation for issues like universal health insurance until we
remove the big money influence from Albany through publicly-funded
elections. Our campaign is as close to a publicly funded
election as they come.”
SD-54 includes Webster (Monroe County), Wayne County, parts
of Ontario County, Seneca County, most of Cayuga County, and Lansing
Paloma A. Capanna
N.Y.S. Senate, 54th District
P.O. Box 921
Webster, New York 14580
Finger Lakes Triahtlon
ROCHESTER, NY., April 7, 2008. Now in its 6th year, registration
is open for the Finger Lakes Triathlon for September 21, 2008. Last
year over 1,000 athletes participated individually or as part of a
team. And all of this is to benefit people with bleeding disorders
or iron overload who are patients of the Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia
Center. This triathlon is the last race in a series of 4 for the
Score This!!! Multisport Series. The Finger Lakes Triathlon combines
swimming, biking and running while bringing athletes, families,
friends, volunteers and the Canandaigua community to the lakefront
area. There will also be a Kid's Tri that is sure to have at least
100 kids participating this year – a great way to encourage healthy
lifestyles in children. In addition to event sponsors and race
registration fees, what makes this is a successful fundraiser is the
"Train for Treatment" program which pairs up a young hemophilia
patient with a triathlete. The triathlete then raises money on
behalf of the patient during the training period leading up to race
day. Last year over $55K was donated to the Center in support of
patient programs and services. The goal for this year is $65K. The
race begins at 7:30am on Sunday morning, September 21st at Kershaw
Park in Canandaigua. A sea of bright colored swim caps, wet suits
and bathing suits brighten the lake as triathletes begin this
grueling race. Spectators are encouraged to come and cheer on the
athletes. DISTANCES: Olympic - .9 mile swim / 24 mile bike / 6.2
mile run Sprint - .45 mile swim / 13 mile bike / 3.1 mile run Kid’s
Tri - 50 yard swim / 2.5 mile bike / .5 mile run For more info call
Linda Miller at 585-922-4168 or email to
Linda.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at
www.fingerlakestriathlon.com. About Mary M. Gooley
Hemophilia Center The Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center is a
not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of
people affected by bleeding disorders and iron overload by providing
them with world-class treatment, advocacy and research. The Center
offers comprehensive care to patients and their families who suffer
from hemophilia, hereditary hemochromatosis, von Willebrand’s
disease and Gaucher Disease. It is a diagnostic and treatment center
which was established in 1959 by Rochester resident and visionary -
Mary Gooley. It was the first freestanding Hemophilia Center in the
U.S. and still serves as a model for other treatment centers around
The American Association for State and Local History
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)
provides leadership, service, and support for its members, who
preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the
past more meaningful in American Society. September 9-12, AASLH will
be hosting its 2008 Annual Meeting in Rochester at the Rochester
Convention Center. AASLH is seeking local vendors to participate in
the exhibit hall and is also searching for local artist to
participate in the AASLH Auction. AASLH expects about 1000 attendees
( 50% men and 50% women) from the following organizations from
around U.S. -Historical Societies/Sites -Museums -Historical
Preservation Agencies -Presidential Sites, State Parks and Libraries
For more information about AASLH visit
www.aaslh.org. For more
information about selling to this unique group of individuals,
please contact: Kimberly Fahey Manager of Marketing and Advertising
AASLH 615/320-3203 email@example.com.
|AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY "VISIONS"
ADDED TO RARE BOOKS & SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AT TWO UNIVERSITY
LIBRARIES IN NEW YORK
|*Special library discounts are available.
|Pittsford NY - May 6,
2008 - "Visions: True Stories of the Supernatural",
has been added to the Rare Books and Special Collections
Division of the Rush Rheese Library at the University of
Rochester as well
as the Special Collections & Archives Department of the
Herrick Memorial Library at Alfred University.
|Picture Caption: "Visions: True Stories of the
Click to enlarge.
Written, directed and produced by Michael Keene, "Visions"
is an award winning film that focuses on the major
political, social and religious movements of the 19th
century while also exploring unsolved mysteries of
Masonic-secrets, murder-conspiracies, Native American
folklore and the paranormal.
"We are honored with the addition of "Visions" to the
special collections of the libraries at these two
universities", Keene said. "Both of these schools will
provide important venues for this documentary, continuing to
extend opportunities for new audiences to appreciate its
message and artistic success".
"Visions" was a winner of the Accolade Film Awards in its
"Best Experimental Film" division. The Accolade is an
international, non-traditional recognition for filmmakers
who "produce fresh, standout entertainment, animation and
compelling documentaries," according to the award's
organizers. Promising new filmmakers are often recognized in
this "showcase for cinematic gems and unique voices."
"Visions" also was awarded "Best of the Fest" at the
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News, book release:
Title- In the Midst Of
Author- C. M. Barons
Format- trade paperback
Size- 274 pgs
Publisher- New Age World Publishing
Genre- Fiction, Adult
Publication date- April 2008
he once told me, “is the invention of memory.”
The enigma of Daniel Hollis: he survived
childhood huddled in an imaginary world; his
After two decades of abstinence, he was
No point going back; nothing substantive remained.
He had fortified a deception.
There was only illusion.
Sticker price on a 1975 Corvette was $6,550. A bag
of Columbian: $30.
In the Midst Of features a barefaced
ensemble of true-to-age characters.
Brian connects with an offbeat mentor cum
older brother named Hollis in a lopsided
relationship. Hollis moves on, but Brian will not
let go. He
clings to a myth perpetuated by dependency and
The 1970s was an era of global hang-time; the 60s
pendulum had swung as far as the silent majority
Poised to back swing, the repercussions were
shock value of the previous decade had been
Like pre-faded jeans: off-the-rack and
your love life?” “Try it...
You’ll like it!”
raise the eyebrows of the Tidy-Bowl man.
The nation was in transition, post
The war was over, and Disco was an urban
Americans shimmied into hip-huggers, submitted to
analysis and shucked inhibitions.
Suburban cool: Naugahyde living room set,
Tiki-lit backyard and coveting the neighbor's
...Cocaine for your groove and a doobie to unwind.
What distinguishes In the Midst Of?
Barons’ characters are not trite icons
typically enlisted to resemble the 70s.
Brian, et al, leap beyond stereotypes; video
verite, spurred by downright, gut-metered dialogue.
The backdrop is unaffected, a Kodacolor �
snapshot- definitive 70s.
The era pretends to be a character, � la
Grand Central Terminal, too epic for the label:
Brian and his friends’ lives play out, guided
by elements more onerous than the clockworks of
society and politics.
They are ensconced on a college campus.
Co-ed dorms, liberal drinking, open drugs and
Edge-lurking has always been fashionable. Hollis
dangles by his fingertips. Beneath his public
facade lies a disturbing void. His multiple secrets
are protected by an ambiguity that passes for cool.
His inner sanctum is Brian's obsession; a fixation
yields a mirror with a chilling reflection. Hollis
is the aim- as clear as the bull's eye emblazoned on
any Zen-archer's target.
this story is frustrated by lacunae.
To meliorate lapses, I will use
Impressionistic brush strokes.
When multiple perspectives are required, I
shall imitate the Cubists.
Should I stumble upon a relic, it will be
framed as Kurt Schwitters might in Merzbild collage.
C. M. Barons
Author Contact Info:
P O Box 181
Bergen, NY 14416