Showing posts from March, 2010

Education: Free Act 48 Hours at Frank Lloyd Wright's House on Kentuck Knob

Education Due to the success of our Summer 2009 Educational Outreach Program, Frank Lloyd Wright's House on Kentuck Knob is happy to offer more FREE ACT 48 hours to Pennsylvania teachers. Since I am the Educational Marketing Coordinator at Kentuck, you can contact me if you would like to book a session or have questions: or 724/329-1901 You can also check out photos and commentary from last year's participants on the Kentuck Knob blog . Photo by Jason Jack Miller TEACHER TRAINING SESSIONS * guided, personalized tour of the Kentuck Knob house * guided, personalized tour of our extensive sculpture meadow * creation of a content-specific lesson plan for your classroom * sessions are from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM * participant teachers receive 6 free ACT 48 hours upon completion (Please wear comfortable shoes and bring your PDE teacher identification number with you.) Scheduled Session Dates: May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 June 2, 9, 16,

Shows: Gaelic Storm

Show Last week we saw Gaelic Storm for the first time at the Palace Theater in Greensburg, PA . They were incredible. I don't know how we never found them earlier. The mix of Irish and World music made for a fun, uplifting show. So much energy, even at the very end. Incidentally, they were the band playing on screen in the movie Titanic . And, they'll be playing at the Pittsburgh Irish Festival this September. You can get a free download from their new CD Cabbage on their website: and hear some of their hits on their MySpace page:

Article: Uniontown in PA Pursuits Spring 2010

Articles PA Pursuits Spring 2010 My article about Uniontown, PA, from the Tale of Two Towns feature is available now in the Spring 2010 issue of Pennsylvania Pursuits Magazine . You can order a free copy here:

Reading: 2010 12 x 12 Reading Challenge - March

Reading 2010 12 x 12 Reading Challenge I am participating in the March 12 x 12 Reading Challenge , hosted by Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings . According to Queen of Happy Endings , the original 12 x 12 challenge came from Pizza's Blog and Foma . There is a blog host for each month throughout 2010: MARCH - Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings APRIL - One Person’s Journey Through a World of Books MAY - Page Turners JUNE - Misfit Salon JULY - Good Books & Wine AUGUST - Bookworming in the 21st Century SEPTEMBER - Bibliofreak OCTOBER - Book Crazy NOVEMBER - Teens Read & Write DECEMBER - My Life in not so many Words Participants can join in one, two, or all twelve of these separate reading challenges. Each month starts a brand new reading challenge. And the goal? To simply read more novels. The rules are whatever you want to make of them, but here are the guidelines the creator of NaJuReMoNoMo goes by: 1. Must Be A Novel. Works of fiction only, plea

Research: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Living City

Research Frank Lloyd Wright and the Living City by David G. De Long While writing my latest novel, I used this wonderful resource for information about Mr. Wright's Broadacre City. David G. De Long put together a great (and heavy) book of photos and sketches and essays from Jean-Louis Cohen , Michael Desmond , David A. Hanks , Richard Jones , Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer , and Jack Quinan . I was especially pleased to note that of the four cities where Mr. Wright showcased the models and plans of Broadacre in 1935, Pittsburgh was among them. Knowing that Edgar J. Kaufmann (owner of the Pittsburgh-based Kaufmann's Department Stores and of Fallingwater ) lived in Pittsburgh, it should be no surprise that the exhibit would grace the city for a while. It's a wonderful tidbit I'm going to slip into my novel. For anyone unfamiliar with the concept of Broadacre City, the term "broadacre" comes from Mr. Wright's idea that each family home would sit on an