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The Orchard Beach Pavilion

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Please click on the link below to see an article by Deborah Wye that appeared in Urban Omnibus, the website for the Architectural League of New York. Deborah is a Friends of Pelham Bay Park member and curator of the current Orchard Beach Pavilion exhibition at the City Island Nautical Museum.

Curator Deborah Wye explains how the Orchard Beach Pavilion inspired her to research and present the building’s history, to advocate for its preservation and to explore the city through some of its neglected civic architecture.

NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

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Now that we are half way between the 2014 New Year and the upcoming 4712 * Asian New Year 馬 Mǎ Horse 午 Wǔ. (More about this in a future posting) City Island Images decided to ask our readers about your individual new year resolutions.

First let me say that I think most have stopped making New Year’s resolutions altogether because like me, they can not follow through.

Whether your resolution is to stay the course, or you've decided not to get involved in office politics, or to eat healthy, lose weight...etc.

March Madness

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The Women’s March on Washington had 3 times more people than Trump’s Inauguration, so do not allow anyone to post fake news, or tell you any different. The facts are in and the camera lens does not lie.

Millions joined international Trump protest marches around the globe http://politi.co/2jXn0in

Crowd Scientists Say Women’s March in Washington Had 3 Times More People Than Trump’s Inauguration https://nyti.ms/2keHjHe

Ambling for civility: Vast crowds gather to protest Donald Trump http://econ.st/2keLpTZ via @TheEconomist

FOOD FOR THOUGHT - WORDS OF WISDOM

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" WHAT'S EARLY ABOUT IT? IT'S TOMORROW IN EUROPE AND YESTERDAY IN CHINA"

UCSB SHOOTINGS

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California authorities say a gunman went on a nighttime rampage last night near the UC, Santa Barbara killing six people and wounding seven others. Sheriff deputies found him dead with a gunshot wound to the head.

The son of a major motion picture director is believed to be the lone gunman who went on a shooting rampage weeks after his family called police about a disturbing YouTube videos he had posted.

Congressional Art Competition Winners

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Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) was proud to announce the winners of the 2012 Congressional Art Competition for New York’s 7th Congressional District.

Diana Herrera Cuautle, a 12th grader at Truman High School, took first place with her piece titled, “To Embrace Your Roots.” Diana’s piece will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year along with other winning pieces from around the country.

POLITICAL INACTION COMMITTEE

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Why do most politicians wind up following these steps towards Political Inaction Committees?

They get elected to gain power and influence, then fall in lust with fame and fortune.

They beat their chests, or slap their own backs to celebrate attainment of power.

They are urged to consider using their power to enact positive change.

They worry that this change might make them look bad politically.

They then decide to play it safe and change nothing.

They get re-elected to keep power they wont use.

SWING UNIVERSITY

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Jazz at Lincoln Center is offering programs at Swing University. No grades, no attendance...etc.

Swing University explains jazz, its development, and how to be an effective listener. Class members learn how to follow song form, understand the roles of soloists within the ensemble in a jazz performance, and explore the significant events in the music's history. Taught with the help of special guest lecturers, Swing University offers a wide range of courses to suit all jazz lovers from novices to jazz cats.

http://www.jalc.org/jazzED/swingU.html

Win By Losing For 2015

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Don't put it off. Take it off and keep it off. Do not risk another dieting dead-end. Set yourself on the road to success with a weight-loss program you can stick with and enjoy!

If diets failed you in the past, then put an end to dieting disappointment for good with health and nutrition professional planning.

Why do most diets not deliver as advertised? In a word: boredom. We start well, but after too many meals that are too restrictive, we lose interest. We're justifiably bored. And we quit.

MEDIA EMPLOYMENT

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DAY PLAYER
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FIRST ASSISTANT CAMERA PERSON
GAFFER or CHIEF LIGHTING TECHNICIAN
GRIP
LINE PRODUCER
LOCATION MANAGER
PARKING COORDINATOR
PARKING PRODUCTION ASSISTANT (PA)
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT (PA)
PROP MASTER
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SPEAK UP AND SILENCE CENSORSHIP

The definition of censorship is the control of information and ideas circulated within a society. In the 20th Century, censorship was achieved through the examination of books, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other forms of communication for the purpose of altering or suppressing ideas found to be objectionable or offensive. The rationales for censorship have varied, with some censors targeting material considered indecent or obscene; heretical or blasphemous; or seditious or treasonous. Thus, ideas have been suppressed under the guise of protecting basic social institutions: Family, Church, and State.

To understand censorship, and the impulse to censor, it is necessary to strip away the shock epithet value that is attached to the word at first utterance. One must recognize that censorship and the ideology supporting it go back to ancient times, and that every society has had customs, taboos, or laws by which speech, dress, religious observance, and sexual expression were regulated.

In Athens, where democracy first emerged, censorship was known as a means of enforcing the orthodoxy. Indeed, Plato was the first recorded thinker to formulate a rationale for intellectual, religious, and artistic censorship. In his ideal state outlined in The Republic, official censors would prohibit mothers and nurses from relating tales deemed bad or evil. Plato also proposed that unorthodox notions about God or the hereafter be treated as crimes and that formal procedures be established to suppress heresy. Freedom of speech in Ancient Rome was reserved for those in positions of authority...etc.