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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

How to face one's own demise with a smile...

spam deleted. Thanks! This speech known as the 'last lecture' of his short life, is the most inspiring one I have ever heard. What do you think?!? Randy Pausch, professor, RIP. watch here. 'The brick walls are there to remind you how bad you want to make it'. Randy Pausch. They only block those who don't want it bad enough! Don't give upon your dreams as so many do.

FREE art/ writing class/ studio time at library...

spam deleted. Thanks! 'here's to your health!' AtCohoes public library. all welcome. email me if interested. thanks. more info here. 'I made this!' -ann reilly, designer

Monday, June 19, 2017

Depressed towns and cities like Cohoes could use artists to help revitalize communities..

spam deleted. Thanks! 'here's to your health!' Artists think out of the box and are ofcourse creative. Can help solve town's ills by offering life through displaying their art. 'I made this.' Beacon, Poughkeepsie and now Kingston beginning to flourish with artists and arts to turn troubled cities around. read more here

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Free college tuition now at CUNY and SUNY....

spam deleted. Thanks! 'here's to your health!' Needless to say, I am going back to school lol! I never dismiss a bargain. Will take some art classes, painting, drawing, sculpture and writing, creative writing for owners. I will also get to use the pool free as a student and will get a free bus pass to boot! For all who are doing nothing, I suggest you get on board and take some classes too. Maybe you could do a internship together so get experience to land a job. Just an idea. Can't imagine it is fun living on just welfare or social security administration don't get enough to enjoy a good life.

Monday, May 29, 2017

We need to learn..from how other towns and businesses do things to grow

spam deleted. Thanks! 'here's to your health!' I enjoy watching CNBC network and shows like The: Deed, Partner, Profit and Cleveland Hustles. Being an entrepreneur, I appreciate this small biz spirit and am trying to learn how they can help me. Cleveland is alot like other cities in trouble due to the economy, downsizing, outsourcing and foreclosures and the social ills that go along with it like crime, alcoholism, drug addiction, homelessness and mental illness. Detroit, Newark, New Orleans also come to mind. Some see opportunity where others see failure. The same can be said for Cohoes. What can we do to revitalize this town? How can we get everyone to care about where live, even if don't own but rent? As have said before, everyone here needs to be considered and not just those fortunate enough to have good jobs, successful, profitable businesses,supports such as good friends and close-knit ties like family and not just a select few? How do we encourage people to get involved in bettering Cohoes? How do we get public officials to care about the constituents they are supposed to serve and not just look at their positions as jobs? Is common for politicians to support the interests of those who got them elected. Often their campaigns are supported by the wealthy, comfortable with some pull and not the little guy. However the poor are a very real part of the land scape of many a small struggling community like Cohoes. Helping all is what we mean by community. Instead of the usual bitcch session of complaints, I am offering answers here. Let's see what other towns are doing to help their communities and learn from them to help our own. One way to grow is to support small, new businesses and future entrepreneurs as well. Training young people to learn a trade is vital. Creating an incubator and pilot program here for the city so can change for the better is a real possibility and necessity here. As Harry Milk said "You got to give them hope". Hope is what is needed here in Cohoes to see it great again or at least better. Yeh, I'll take better!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Cohoes Memorial day parade 2017

spam deleted. Thanks! 'here's to your health!' Passed in front of my apartment building on Columbia St. Great view. Raft going by..

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Block party, Spring fest in Cohoes today

spam deleted. Thanks! 'here's to your health!' Can catch me selling my wares on corner. Remsen and Columbia sts. Artzstuf, company, Ann Reilly, artist, vendor. Was in front of Langley's, a mechanic not in operation so didn't pay fee. Only made $18 after expenses so wasn't paying owner of Spindles, who ran show, $30. He shook me down for money but didn't give in. He said was part of event. He says how I can't just be there, how other vendors paid. The difference between them and me is I am poor, have no car, help, shlep over alone. Live 2 doors down. On my St. Many do what did when event. He Said next time they not going to let me be in it and why didn't I stand in front of my building. Made nothing last time is why. Money made towards my accupuncture costs as not covered by insurance. Joint problems, on disability. He begrudged me little made. Mean time he's making good money off his noisy bar. I have to tolerate him, it, noisy music and his rowdy drunken patrons coming home all hours. Drop glasses and beer bottles on ground outside too. Ugh. Cuts both ways babe.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Went to Normans kill preserve...

spam deleted. Thanks! 'here's to your health!' Went to, on trail. Muddy as in unwalkabe in 3 spots. Took shoes off. Slid on leaves covering mud by embankment part of trail over looking river. After fall, backtracked to entrance as afraid would fall again. Should be a railing there as dangerous. I saw a deer, Cardinals, blue jays, a raven, heard wood peckers and many other birds. Great place if wild life as quiet. Bet not so much when warmer though.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Pricey bakery comes to poor Cohoes

spam deleted. Thanks! 'here's to your health!' Good to see. Place like the Cake Shop here but food is too expensive, especially given the demographic. Many poor people here. Can't afford a mini pastry for $1.50 or a pie for $35. Is outrageous and illogical given where are situated. Crazy to think people would spend that kind of money when can just go to price chopper and get one for 10. Good luck. I see people coming for a quick coffee or a costly $1.50 small cookie is all. People here don't want to give a dollar for a top at thrift store up street. Run to Community Outreach to get voucher so get free! Is the mentality here. Cohoes is not Latham or Guilderland. Many unemployed on public help. Not sure how long will stay open or will make enough to keep doors open. Store next to it, is another in wrong area. Sells ball gowns. People here walk around outside in their pajamas. Never see anyone in shop. Obviously both places didn't do home work before came here. Could use a hardware store. Open that.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

My High School Photo

spam deleted. Thanks! 'here's to your health!' Is me on right. On classmates.com web site. My year book photo from sophomore year. Was about 15 years old. Academy of the Resurrection high school Rye, NY, class of 1980. Ann Marie Reilly. Facebook.com/pages/Academy-of-the-Resurrection-Rye-NY/102118133163881"> classmates.com/siteui/yearbooks/19321?registrationId=4000166158872&page=38&dsource=pub|20738|Right3|2181|19891|3&yearbookViewerEnabled=true&swipeEnabled=truhttp Link is below. http://www.classmates.com/siteui/yearbooks/19321?registrationId=4000166158872&page=38&dsource=pub|20738|Right3|2181|19891|3&yearbookViewerEnabled=true&swipeEnabled=true"> Can contact me here. Class of 1980. Let me know what are up to.

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