VINES is pleased to announce this year’s interactive silent auction
fundraiser in partnership with Laveggio Roasteria on* Saturday, November
16th, from **3:00pm - 6:00pm at** Laveggio Roasteria, *101 Court st,
Binghamton, NY 13901.
Participants reconstruct a burlap coffee bean bag from Laveggio Roasteria
to create any sort of item, be it functional or artistic. Interested in
getting creative? We need your help! Please stop in to Laveggio Roasteria
M-F 7:30am-4:00pm or Sat. 9:00am-1:00pm to purchase a burlap coffee bag as
entry for the silent auction. Bags will also be for sale at the VINES table
at the Otsiningo Park Farmer’s Market on Saturdays 9:00am- 1:00pm. Bags are
$6 each and you may use as many as necessary. Completed items will be
collected the week before and displayed at the event so that attendees can
place bids on desired items. Inquire at Laveggio Roasteria or contact VINES
for more information regarding entry.
And of course, all are invited in participate in the silent auction portion
of this fundraiser on November 16th from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Reconstructed
coffee bag items will be avialble for bid in addition to “mystery” burlap
bags featuring products and gift cards from local businesses. The event
will include updates on all of the exciting progress made by VINES this
growing season. All proceeds benefit VINES.
Time for Single Payer: People Want Full Medicare for All
by RALPH NADER
September 27-29, 2013
Freshman Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who somehow got through Princeton and Harvard Law School, is the best news the defaulting Democratic Party has had in years.
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Tompkins County Public Library and National Alliance on Mental Illness-Finger Lakes have announced the September 30 opening of “The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic.”
A humbling and heart-wrenching glimpse into the forgotten lives of residents of Willard Psychiatric Center, “The Lives They Left Behind” is a traveling exhibit featuring photographic and written profiles of patients whose stories were uncovered when their belongings were found in suitcases after the Center’s 1995 closing. In addition to patient profiles, actual suitcases preserved by the New York State Museum will be on display.
For more than 125 years, Willard Psychiatric Center housed people deemed “unfit” for society--some were homeless, some could not communicate in English, some suffered from depression or other illnesses, most were poor. Thousands of people went to Willard, many to spend the rest of their lives ignored by society, and in many cases, their families. After Willard closed, Craig Williams, senior history curator at the New York State Museum and one time Director of the History Center in Tompkins County, found more than 400 suitcases that had been left behind when their owners moved on or died.
The suitcases and their contents were preserved by the New York State Museum, and in 1998, Williams partnered with psychiatrist Peter Stastny and Darby Penney, a Senior Research Associate with Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. and former director of recipient affairs for the New York State Office of Mental Health, to piece together the life stories of the suitcase owners.
Nutrition & Cooking Classes Open for
As you may know, the Nutrition & Cooking Committee has been hard at work
organizing and scheduling cooking classes to be held on the North Side of
Binghamton. We are very excited to announce that classes are open for
By participating in 1 cooking/ nutrition class held by Cornell Cooperative
Extension/ UHS and 1 ServSafe certificate course held by Cornell
Cooperative Extension, one will be eligible to teach his or her own cooking
class. Those participating in the cooking/ nutrition classes will receive
groceries to take home to practice their skills and to feed their families.
Please see attached for additional information and dates. Feel free to
contact me with any questions. --Chelsea Reome
This article from last year seems timely once again given the current debate over health care reform.
Unions chafing at Obamacare provisions
Labor leaders say deals were cut with insurance, drug industries while they were frozen out
By Wendell Potter
6:00 am, September 16, 2013 Updated: 1:36 pm, September 16, 2013
Former CIGNA executive-turned-whistleblower Wendell Potter is writing about the health care industry and the ongoing battle for health reform. His columns are published every Monday.
Potter is the author of Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans.
In this weekly column, former health insurance executive Wendell Potter offers commentary on matters relating to U.S. health care reform
Triple Cities Makerspace, Inc. is a collective work and collaboration space that aims to bring together hackers, makers, artists, creatives, geeks, and technology enthusiasts. We have a space and are holding weekly meetings. Please feel free to stop by a meeting and check it out; we are looking for new members.
If you are a creative person, regardless of skill set or age, we would be glad to have you.
website at www.tcmakerspace.com and check out facebook page.