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Keith Blackmon Memorial Dance Weekend and Book Release Party

I am excited to share that I will be attending the 2nd Annual Keith Blackmon Memorial Dance Weekend and Book Release Party this Saturday, Oct. 25th, in Pennsylvania. Click on the flyer on the right to download a PDF version. For information on New River Train visit: and see Nils Fredland’s blog on documenting […]

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A Festive Celebration for George Fogg

It was a lovely afternoon in Payson Church in Belmont, MA, for the CDSS Celebration of George Fogg’s Lifetime Contribution Award. Everyone had a George story to share…now I have one too. The afternoon started a little rainy, but as the speakers spoke about George, about his support, encouragement and welcoming demeanor to jump in […]

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Office Visitors

Hello Friends, This Wednesday, June 13, we welcomed more visitors to the CDSS office — former CDSS Board Treasurer Rachel Winslow and her husband Peter from PA. Rachel graciously took some photos of our office space that I’d like to share with you. It was wonderful to talk to them both, and Peter had a […]

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Nonprofit Day at the State House

This past Monday in Massachusetts was the state-wide Nonprofit Day. The event was hosted by the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) and held in the Great Hall at the State House in Boston. Senate President Therese Murray and Speaker Robert DeLeo were keynote speakers and it was a pleasure to meet Representative Liz Malia, who is […]

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Advocating for the Arts

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Did you know this? According to Americans for the Arts, each year in the United States, the nonprofit arts industry (museums, performing and visual arts, arts councils and others) generates $29.6 billion in federal, state and local tax revenues while government support (federal, state and local) is less than $4 billion annually; i.e., the arts […]

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May Day 2012

Hip hip hooray, hooray, the First of May… Hello from a soggy Easthampton, MA….HAPPY MAY DAY! I hope your May Day celebrations were not rained out. We’ve learned that our local Morris folks did get a little soggy this morning. Please post your videos and photos on the CDSS Facebook page and let us know […]

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