Thursday, February 27, 2014

What are you wearing on the first sunny day of spring?

Spring is just around the corner. It’s time to pack away those wool sweaters and think about warm weather clothing. Does your wardrobe need a little refreshing? How about treating yourself to some new clothes and at the same time helping families build safe futures?

On March 1st and 2nd Piper Boutique at 441 Broadway in Saratoga Springs will donate 30% of all sales to Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County. What better way to welcome the warm weather!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

We've Come a Long Way from 'The Take the Fun Out of Marriage Act'

Yesterday a snowstorm postponed the Saratoga's National  Dance Museum's One Billion Rising event... but nothing can stop the movement to end global  violence against women.Sometimes it seems like we aren't making progress, but in fact in just 30 years we've come from a place where in the US domestic violence was seen as just a lover's spat to a community that recognizes this as a crime an invests in prevention activities so our children and grandchildren may never know what it's like to live in fear at home. 

When Esta Soler lobbied for legislation to end domestic violence, one politician called it the "Take the Fun out of Marriage Act"... really. Listening to Esta decribe our progress in the last 30 years, brings hope that while we've still got so much more work to do, we're on the right path. Her words are inspirational! A few flakes in the Northeast may have interrupted our opportunity to join one billion people rising worldwide to dance and shake up our world to create and end to violence against women, but listening to Esta Soler helped me to connect with the progress we've made and believe that by working together we're on the path to ending relationship and sexual abuse.

Together we will succeed. 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

What a Party! Bartenders Ball 2014

It was a night to remember! 725 guests decked out in their finest Roaring 20's attire (check out these stunning looks!) , showing their best moves on the dance floor as Jay Yager and the audiostars kept them dancing right til midnight. Holly and Evan provided a great background vibe in the casino room as the Lions Club's gaming tables provided the chance to be a high roller.