BLAINESWORLD #783, Section 12C (PA/NJ)

Join Professor Jim Freeman on Saturday, October 8 from 1pm till 2:15pm at the Newtown Bookshop, where he’ll sign and read from Irish Wake: In Loving Memory of Us All.

Also, look for his book on its publisher’s web site under “fiction” in the online bookstore in paperback for $9.95 and in e-book for $7.95 (for use with Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook and Target/Google “Story HD” reader).

You can also purchase the paperback and e-book at and at


A reminder to artists and designers: the Bucks County Illustrators Society will host a seminar on “Licensing Your Artwork” on Tuesday October 11 at 7 PM in Doylestown. Details are at – and please pass the info on to any other artists you may know, it should be a very informative evening with terrific guest speakers.


October 21, 2011 is Don’t Drill the Delaware Day in the Delaware River Watershed!

For over 3 years, we have all been fighting to protect the Delaware River Watershed from pollution from toxic gas drilling; 69,800 people filed comments with the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) during the comment period on their draft natural gas development regulations, breaking all past records of public interest. Law suits have been filed to attempt to stop the DRBC from movingahead with these inadequate regulations without the needed environmental studies to base those rules on. Delaware Riverkeeper Network is a plaintiffwith others; we’re working for an injunction. The New York Attorney General’s office filed to force the Army Corps, the federal representative to the DRBC, to follow federal environmental law.

But now the DRBC has scheduled a special meeting from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm on October 21, 2011 at the War Memorial in Trenton, NJ to “consider adoption of the regulations”, which would lift the current moratorium on gas drilling in the Watershed and allow drilling and fracking to start.

Please Join Us & Bring along your Neighbors and Friends!
We NEED you!
CALL to ACTION October 21
DRBC will meet 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
JOIN US at 7:30 a.m. on the steps!
Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive Trenton, NJ

If you want to make a statement about gas drilling and fracking in the Delaware River Watershed, if you’ve ever written a letter, attended a meeting, rallied or protested, and want to make sure it mattered, if you had to pick one thing you could do that would really be heard, come stand with us on October 21 in Trenton. This is our chance to stand together and insist on protecting our water!

The members of the DRBC – the Governors of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware and the Army Corps of Engineers as the federal representative – will decide the future of this Watershed, the Wild and Scenic Delaware River, and the water supply for over 15 million people with their action on October 21, where a vote will be taken on the draft rules. DRBC has stated they are also planning a “Question and Answer” session at the meeting but there is NO Public Hearing being offered.

How can they allow drilling and fracking to start with weak regulations that don’t protect our drinking water and our watersheds? We need to tell them “Don’t Drill the Delaware!”

Look for actions and details leading up to 10/21 on our website:

Two actions we ask you to please take now:

Go to the Petition and sign it; share the petition site every way you can:

Send a letter to the DRBC members to tell them to OPPOSE the adoption of any gas rules at this time and keep the drilling moratorium in place in the Delaware River Basin. You go to our website at: and use the sample letter or write your own in the space provided and we will send it to all four State Governors, the Army Corps of Engineers and President Obama.


In Normandy they boast the Rouennais Duckling, Nantais in Brittany. In America when we think Duck usually the Pekin or Long Island Duck comes to mind. Yet the Europeans consider Muscovy Duck as on one their favorites. We don’t have to travel far to try this tender, lean, meaty, flavorful duck. Milk House Farm have raised their own organic Muscovy ducks.

On Sunday, October 2, Chef Linda Jacobs of Soup to Nuts Caterers will be braising this special delicacy in Apple Cider, a true celebration of autumn.

Autumn Farm to Table Dinner

Sunday, October 2, 2011
4:00-5:00 Farm Tour

5:00 – 7:00 PM Farm to Table Dinner

1118 Slack Road, Newtown, Pa. 18940

Inquiries & reservations: Linda Jacobs 215 321-7980 or


Do any of these challenges sound familiar?
I need a plan of action for my business… I’m not sure of my direction
I don’t have control over my business… and I’m always working
I have great offerings, but… my competitors are more successful
If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, then we look forward to meeting you!

Join Diane Allen, MS, seasoned business and leadership coach, and Bill Cowen, MA, expert communication coach, consultant and professor, at this business growth seminar to design, adapt, and evolve a business plan and protocols that can help create success in 2012.

Who this seminar is for: entrepreneurs seeking to expand or launch a business, and business managers within a larger
organization who would like to increase their capacity to grow
What you will gain:
 Empowered, renewed approach to your business
 Strategic view of your business model, and how to overcome the forces that impact progress
 Practical perspective to enhance your business through our “Five Pillar Customer Experience Model”
 Easy-to-implement self-accountability method to keep yourself on target
 Action Plan to help make 2012 a year of new opportunities
 Networking with other professionals for contacts and ideas/feedback on what works in today’s marketplace

In addition to practical, real-world tools to build your business, all participants will receive a personalized, follow-up coaching session with one of the seminar leaders to obtain guidance, clarity and momentum.

So please join us!
Friday, October 28, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Pyramid Club, 1735 Market Street, Philadelphia (business attire required)
Program Fee – $199 inclusive of continental breakfast, all materials and coaching session
(may be tax deductible, please check with your financial advisor)
Please Register at:
What Can You Do In 2012 To Grow Your Business? Find Out At Our Interactive Seminar:
“Build A Better Business: New Year, New Approach”
Friday, October 28, 2011
at The Pyramid Club in Center City, Philadelphia

Diane Allen is a seasoned leadership consultant and business coach. She coaches business professionals on building key relationships, strategic thinking and communication skills. Diane has served on several boards for profit and non-profits, and is a mediator for Ford Motor Company’s Dispute Resolution Board. She has also developed and facilitates the Coaching Certification Program for Burlington County College and Philadelphia Community College. Diane holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Organizational Development from St. Joseph’s University. She is a Professional Certified Coach accredited through the International Coach Federation. For more information:

Bill Cowen is President and Owner of Metrospective Communications LLC, the award-winning, Center City based PR, Marketing, Strategic Communication and Professional Coaching agency. Bill has dedicated his career to clients in many industries and has successfully served top agencies, Fortune 100s/500s, non-profits, leading universities, SMBs and individuals, in reaching both professional and personal goals. He is an industry visible practitioner, consultant, speaker and author. He holds a M.A. in Public Relations and a Communication faculty appointment at Villanova University as Professor/PR Program Director. Bill was recently elected president for a second term of PR Boutiques
International. For more information:


Tom Orr “Life in the Theatre – Broadway Melodies”

Thursday, November 3 · 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Bob Egan’s Cabaret Supper Club
6426 Lower York Road
New Hope, PA
Created By
Tom Orr
More Info
with Charlene Angelini on the piano and surprise musical guests!

After over 40 years of experience in the theatre as actor, singer, director, producer and artist from Philadelphia to New York and Atlantic City, Tom Orr makes his solo cabaret debut sharing his reflections on “Life in Theatre”, with songs from Camelot, South Pacific, Annie Get Your Gun, Fiddler on the Roof, Kiss Me, Kate, and more.

“…an area favorite…known especially for his terrific baritone voice.”
Anita Donovan, the Trenton Times

“a memorable interpretive sophistication in every song he delivered”
Michael Caruso, the News of Delaware County

“…a vigorous self-assured stage presence and a fine voice…”
Douglas Keating, the Philadelphia Inquirer

Tom Orr has appeared at the Claridge Hotel-Casino in Atlantic City, the Kimmel Center, the Media Theatre, the Montgomery Theatre, the Walnut Street Theatre, Arden Theatre, Riverfront Dinner Theatre and LaSalle Summer Theatre in Philadelphia, and the Off-Broadstreet Theatre in Hopewell NJ,

Tom’s roles include Curly in Oklahoma!, Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun, Gaylord Ravenal in Show Boat!, King Arthur in Camelot; as well as Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Sherlock Holmes, and Mack the Knife.

For more info on Tom please visit:

$15.00 Ticket per person
$15.00 Food or Drink minimum per person

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