Friday, September 20, 2013

New Poem up at Extract(s)

Thanks to the editors for including my poem "Death by Car" in their Daily Dose of Lit. Such a cool photo to go with the poem, on the Home page, too. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Youngstown Cash Mob Spiffs Up and Eats Dessert

Dear Amigos of the Youngstown Cash Mob,

I’ve been so swamped with end-of-summer stuff, I failed to tell you about the August Cash Mob. I know! I’m sorry. But it was a month-long affair, and I know they would be thrilled (thrilled!) if you visited in September.

The winning business was Bang Hair Studio, a salon with a spunky attitude and terrific stylists. I got a haircut (to many compliments!), and my first-ever mani- and pedi-cures. Such luxury! And reasonable prices. You can find Bang in the McDonald’s plaza at 3622 Belmont. They take walk-ins for women, children and men. For hours, prices and appointments call (330) 759-1955.

Youngstown Cash Mob
All of August/September
Bang hair studio
3622 Belmont Ave.
Cut, Color, Style
Hair and Nails for Homecoming
Manicure, Pedicure
Paul Mitchell Hair Products

In September we’ll head back to the Northside Farmers Market for a visit to Carol Freeman’s Baked Goods. Carol is famous at the Market for her cookies, cakes, pies and breads. We visited the Farmer’s Market last August, and are so glad to see it thriving.

Youngstown Cash Mob
Saturday, September 21 
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
carol freeman’s baked goods
Northside Farmer’s Market
1105 Elm St.
Zucchini and Banana Bread
Peach, Apple and Bean Pie
Pound Cake

I was away much of the summer, and I thank, from the bottom of my heart, Lynn Cardwell, Carol Morris, Tony Armeni and Elaine Haberger for keeping everything humming. The Summer Festival of the Arts Cash Mob looked like a blast, and I was watching from a distance. Thanks, you guys!

We are closing in on our second year of cash mobs! We will finish the year with a visit to a non-profit in November, and a Buy-Local-for-the-Holidays December. This past year I have met so many terrific people, and eaten amazingdelicious ribs, muffins, burritos and subs, picked up clothes and shoes, and I even bagged a fantastic couch at Greyland Gallery. Everywhere I go, people have heard of the Cash Mob, and I’m so appreciative to you for helping us get the word out. We’re strengthening our local economy, one paperback, one jar of BBQ sauce, one haircut at a time.

Cash mob: like flash mob, only the singing is optional.