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In and Around Rockland This Weekend - Jan 30-31, 2010 - 01/28/10 09:51 PM
In and Around Town This Weekend - Rockland County NY Happenings - Jan 30-31, 2010 Moving Bricks on the Hudson - This is the last weekend to catch the exhibit at the Haverstraw Brick Museum , 12 Main St, Haverstraw, NY all about how bricks were transported on the Hudson in the 19th & early 20th centuries and the ships, schooners, towboats that trasported them. Sat., Sundays, 1-4pm. To find out more call 845-947-3505. The 34th Annual Dollhouse and Miniature Show - The Historical Society of Rockland County, 20 Zukor Road, NewCity, NY Sun., 1:00pm-4pm is hosting their annual dollhouse (4 comments)
93 Days to Go - Do You Qualify? - 01/27/10 10:24 PM
93 Days to Go - Do You Qualify? Want to know if you qualify for the Homebuyer Tax Credit? WWW.HomebuyerTaxCredit.com is a site created for the purpose of answering consumer questions about whether or not you qualify for this credit. There's a great video on the site by Joseph Rand included, that explains the details of the credit and provides a venue for you to ask specific questions and get them answered, plus a FAQ section outlining some common scenarios. The site's eligibility quiz takes only a few minutes to answer and lets you know instantly whether or not you qualify (2 comments)
Rockland County - Tri State International Auto Show at RCC - 01/25/10 10:19 AM
The 24th Annual Tri-State International Auto Show is scheduled to take place this weekend at Rockland Community College. Rockland Community College located inSuffern, NY in the historic Hudson Valley Region of New York State is the home of the Eugene Levy Fieldhouse. The Fieldhouse was constructed in 1975 to house the college's Physical Education and Athletic Department but it's so much more than just that. The fieldhouse is a 90,000 square foot space used for all sorts of public and commercial events in addition to the College's programs. Concerts, theater productions and major trade shows and conferences are just some of (2 comments)
Speechless Sundays - Flying in Style - 01/24/10 09:43 AM
Flying in style - Recently on a trip overseas I flew Turkish Airlines. Though the flight was very delayed and I got to spend several hours getting intimately acquainted with the airport, once we finally took off, the flight was great and the service on the flight (unlike the ground service) was A-1. Maybe because I haven't flown outside the country for awhile, I found the aircraft to be a real improvement over past flights. I flew with the simple folk in economy - but for those flying in style here's what the business/first class cabin looks like these days. It (23 comments)
How do you Use Google? - 01/21/10 11:17 PM
How do you use GOOGLE? Most of us use google as a search engine. Whenever we're trying to find something online we "Just GOOGLE it" by using that little icon at the top right of most of our screens. But did you know that google can be used for a lot of other things besides as a search engine? Here are some other ways to use Google: As an online dictionary - Just type in define:word and google returns the deinition As a calculator - Enter a formula and google returns the calculation. Conversion rates of money - Type in the (13 comments)
Wordless Wednesday - The Aqueduct - 01/20/10 10:37 PM
These Photos were taken along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in Caesarea at the remains of the Roman Aqueduct.
It was built by Herod the Great about 25–13 BC and spanned 13 miles.
These ruins lie on the Mediterranean coast of Israel about halfway between the cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa.
The city was named Caesarea, in honor of Augustus Caesar. (21 comments)
TOwn of Ramapo - Haitian Earthquake Relief Effort - 01/20/10 09:51 PM
The Town of Ramapo has been working in conjunction with the United Nations, Partners in Health and Rockland Paramedics to help the Haitian Relief Effort. They are collecting money and supplies on an ongoing basis and flying it to Haiti. The towns's first shipment was sent to Haiti on Sunday, January 17th. But there's still much more that is needed. The most needed item, of coarse, is money. If you'd like to contribute, checks can be made out to "Ramapo Haitian Task Force" and mailed to: Town of Ramapo 237 Route 59 Suffern, NY 10901 Other much needed items are bandages, (0 comments)
Speechless Sunday- Sunset Over the Mediterranean - 01/17/10 08:22 PM
There is something almost magical about watching the sun set. I don't often get a chance to capture it on film and I definitely don't often have the chance to watch it set over the Mediterranean Sea. Both these shots were taken minutes apart. As the sun sinks and gets close to disappearing the light also changes and gives the dky a whole new and different look. Sunset in Caesarea, Israel.
Both photos were taken on a recent trip to Israel, in Caesarea, on the Mediterranean.
The Haiti Disaster - A Wake up Call - 01/16/10 08:31 PM
Several years ago, while vacationing in Israel, I was hit by a bus. I lost my footing, fell into the street onto the path of an oncoming bus that didn't see me. I had just a couple of seconds to assess the situation and knew that there was no way that I had enough time to get up and out of the way. I managed to roll out of the direct line of fire and instead of running over me, the edge of the bus's outer wheels rolled over my right upper side. The six broken ribs that resulted were a (9 comments)
Home energy audits are a great way to discover ways to make your home more energy efficient and save money on your energy bills without sacrificing warmth. In addition to saving you money it's a way to contribute to the greening of the environment. Here's a great video giving you basic energy saving tips - simple inexpensive things you can do yourself to make your home more energy efficient and more cost effective. Check it out.
Cutting Your Energy Bill
Raincamp NY 2010 - A Recap in Pictures - 01/13/10 11:34 PM
Just came back from Raincamp NY 2010 and what an experience! It was the best time - meeting a whole bunch of activerain friends and getting maxed out on lots of new information, tips and tricks. Brad, Bob, Jonathan and Ben were all great and a treat to listen to. Just wanted to post some pictures.
Bob Stewart and Brad Andersohn - some of the guys that made it all possible.
Bob, Brad, Debbie Walsh and me
Raincamp NY 2010 - What an Experience! - 01/13/10 10:23 PM
Raincamp was just so chock full of great information, don't know where to begin. First our thanks to the guys that made it all possible - Joe Washburn, Brad Andersohn, Bob Stewart, Ben Kinney and everyone else on their team.
Besides giving us a lot of information on how to use blogging and social media to promote our business, they provided us with some great free and useful websites. Here are just a few: Xobni.com - Acts as a personalized stalking tool for whoever you're tracking mailchimp.com - keeps track of who opened the mail you sent them. goldmail.com - (9 comments)
Raincamp NY 2010 - Meet the Star Panel! - 01/13/10 09:38 PM
Raincamp NY 2010 from beginning to end was just a great. One of the highlights of the day was a panel of activerain bloggers sharing some thoughts about blogging and social media. The three member panel was made up of star bloggers Sheldon Neal (our British agent), Pat Kennedy and Cindy Jones. Questions to them were posed by Brad Andersohn and Bob Stewart. How much time do these star bloggers spend on Activerain and blogging? Check out what they have to say.
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