Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Support Group: for Women Coping with a Loss

MHA: the Mental Health Association in Ulster County, Inc presents

Women & Loss
A FREE Support Group in Kingston

Wednesdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm
October 27, 2010 - November 24, 2010

For Women Seeking Support & Comfort
In Coping With A Loss Of Any Kind Including:
~ The Loss of A Job
~ The Loss of A Family Pet
~ The Loss of Self-Identity
~ The Death of A Loved One
~ The Loss of a Partner (due to Separation, Break-up or Divorce)

Registration is Required. Please call (845) 339-9090 Ext. 115
Feel free to post or distribute the attached flyer.

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10/19/10: GASLAND at UUCC Kingston

If you haven't seen GASLAND yet,
get thee to the UUCC tonight! --

7 PM on Tuesday, October 19
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills
320 Sawkill Road
Kingston, NY

Sponsored by the Social Action Committee of UUCC
as part of its Issues Of Our Times series. Free admission.
For more information, call Paula at 845-679-2821.

Monday, October 18, 2010

10/18/10: NYS Gubernatorial Debate

Tonight at 7 PM:
Watch the first-ever NYS Gubernatorial Debate
live — on your TV or online.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Blog Action Day Post: Water

Ashokan Reservoir FishingImage via Wikipedia
Unsafe drinking water and lack of sanitation kills more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.
Water: 38,000 Children a Week: Every week, nearly 38,000 children under the age of 5 die from unsafe drinking water and unhygienic living conditions.
More people have access to a cell phone than to a toilet. Today, 2.5 billion people lack access to toilets. This means that sewage spills into rivers and streams, contaminating drinking water and causing disease.

Living here in the Catskills, it's hard to believe that clean, fresh water could be a problem anywhere. Of course, I know that it is a problem. The facts  speak for themselves.

But, I also know that fixing this problem is within our grasp. Here are some water solutions posted on the Blog Action Day site.

Water solutions:
The good news is that there are great organizations working on solutions and new tools that empower people to do their part to address the water crisis.
  • Building Wells: Organizations like Water.org and charity: water are leading the charge in bringing fresh water to communities in the developing world.
  • Technology for Good: Do you want to measure how much water it took to make your favorite foods? There’s an app for that. More Info »
  • Conservation Starts at Home: The average person uses 465 liters of water per day. Find out how much you use and challenge your readers to do that same. More Info »
  • Keeping Rivers Clean: We can all take small steps to help keep pollution out of our rivers and streams, like correctly disposing of household wastes. More Info »
  • Drop the Bottle: Communities around the world are taking steps to reduce water bottle waste by eliminating bottled water.More Info »

We can also take a big step toward protecting our water by passing legislation to stop hydrofraking. Watch Gasland and contact your elected representatives.
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Now showing: GASLAND at Upstate Films

If you haven't seen GASLAND yet, here's your chance! It's showing this week - Tues (10/5), Wed. (10/6), and Thurs. (10/7) at 5:45 PM and 8 PM - at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck, NY.