In honoring Bob and Patti Brooks with the year's show dedication, the New England Morgan Horse Show has chose a couple whose lifetime devotion to the Morgan has defined their lives. As breeders, exhibitors, promoters,clinician, historians, judges, and supporters of all things Morgan, Bob and Patti are a standard of excellence that future generations will find hard to match. For more than a century Bob and Patti's names have been synonymous with the pursuit of Morgan Excellence. Talented as individuals they were a dynamic team whose creative collaborations always delivered innovative outcomes that would become the paradigm for new standards in the Morgan World
The Julian Reiss Foundation Spends Summer 2013 Building Bright and Bold Futures for Nearly 200 Kids
For over 50 years, the Julian Reiss Foundation has been sponsoring summer leadership camps for deserving young boys and girls from the inner city of New York. This past summer the programs continued to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of the partner schools and these underprivileged children with such great promise.
The Foundation partners with New York Nativity Schools, run by the Jesuits, and is working most closely with their St Ignatius School in the Bronx on both a boys’ and a girls’ summer program. Also, the Foundation has now enjoyed 20 years of partnership with the Cornelia Connelly Center, a middle school for girls on the lower east side of Manhattan, run by the sisters of the Holy Child. The Foundation provides and maintains the camp facilities on property in Lake Placid, New York left for this purpose by Julian Reiss (5.2). This includes 2 separate camp facilities for the boys and the girls, each with main barns as gathering centers that include kitchen facilities, dining hall, and bathrooms. The barns are surrounded by several sleeping cabins, and a much used basketball court at each facility. The camps share a common swimming pool, used several times a day by both camps, canoes at the waterfront for those that pass their deep water test, a large ball field for organized games, and a quaint chapel in the woods for Sunday service.
The Foundation directors work with the school on all the facilities needs and improvements each year, and then provide grant funding for the food and transportation, and in some cases, supplementary needs for staffing. The annual operating program costs each year are supported in part by the donations of friends and family, including support from The Jacob Reiss Foundation.
In the case of both schools, the experience at camp in Lake Placid is considered an integral part of their school year curriculum, and an extremely important component of their students’ learning and development. The programs utilize school staff, in addition to carefully recruited counselors, to maintain a rigorous schedule of academics alongside their athletic and spiritual lessons, along with a healthy dose of good summertime fun.
Perhaps the best way to get a glimpse into the wonderful world of summer camp for these special future leaders, is to peruse a few blog posts: http://campholychild.blogspot.com/2013/07/youre-beautiful.html A couple years ago a good internet connection at camp became essential, as their daily blog posts became both a learning tool and a critical way to communicate with family back home, sharing stories and pictures of their Adirondack adventures.
To learn more about The Julian Reiss Foundation, including more Reiss Family history, please visit our website: http://www.reissfoundation.org. Or, contact any members of the board of directors including Martha Reiss Acworth (email@example.com) or Mary Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org). We are always looking for more Reiss family members to get involved in our mission!
Artaic Wins CID Award for Iowa State Mural: Learning to Fly
The 2013 Coverings Installation and Design (CID) Awards† is a competition for architects, designers, contractors, installers, and manufactures to demonstrate creativity and outstanding technical know-how in the use of tile and stone in commercial and residential projects. Artaic was awarded the 2013 CID award for a commercial application for “Learning to Fly” at Iowa State University.
Boston artist Eric Sealine teamed up with Artaic to transform his oil painting into a 75 foot wide tile mural for Iowa State University. Spanning 1,395 square feet, “Learning to Fly” creates an impressive backdrop for the swimming pool facility at the State Gymnasium of Iowa State University.
Artaic was established in 2007 by Founder and CEO Ted Acworth (Married to Martha Reiss Acworth, 126.96.36.199) and Co-Founder and Creative Director Paul V. Reiss (188.8.131.52.2). Artaic’s design software and robotic manufacturing systems enable the creation of high-end, custom mosaic projects fast, efficiently, and with exceptional value. Their mission is to make the beauty and artistry of the mosaic medium more accessible. With the creation of sophisticated design software and an innovative robotic mosaic assembly system Artaic brings the ancient art of mosaic to a new level. Learn more at www.Artaic.com.