COLUMBIA-GREENE CHAPTER CORNER
By Joan Zacharias
Welcome to the following new members:
Claudette M. Webster
Patricia F. DaSilva
Richard De Andrea
Members of the MHVS Columbia-Greene Chapter receive Veg News -- the nation's
only vegetarian newspaper -- every quarter, and get discounts at many MHVS
events. Join your local vegetarian society today! Call (518) 392-VEGI for a
membership application or more info.
"VEG-OUT" THIS NEW YEAR'S EVE
Join us on Tuesday, December 31, from 4-7 PM for our 2nd Annual New
Year's Eve VegOut at the beautiful riverfront home of Nancy Gordon and Paul
Swedenburg in Livingston, NY. Bring a festive, warming dish or dessert to share
containing no meat, fish, dairy, eggs or honey. Soy nog, juice, wine and beer
will be provided. No charge with dish; $12 without a dish. Call (518) 392-VEGI
(8344) for reservations, directions or information.
COOKING CLASSES * COOKING CLASSES * COOKING CLASSES
Jan. 10-12: Creative Cooking -- Can cooking be a form of meditation?
Spend a weekend with Lioba Logan at Pumpkin Hollow Farm in Craryville, NY,
learning new ways to prepare grains and vegetables, emphasizing harmony with the
seasons and a meditative approach. Open to beginners as well as experienced
cooks. $170 for room, board and program (or $115 for commuters). Call
877-325-3583 toll-free for more info, or visit
Monday nights, starting this month: Nancy Trefethen, veg chef extraordinaire
and proprietor of The Phoenix vegetarian juice bar and café in Chatham, NY, is
organizing whole foods cooking and natural living classes. Call (518) 392-9639
for more information.
SEVENTH GRADERS FORM ANIMAL ADVOCACY GROUP IN CHATHAM
Activists For Animal Welfare (AFAW), a new organization founded by students
at Chatham Middle School, seeks to "improve living conditions of animals and
donate to local causes." So far they have written articles about animal issues
for the school paper and are now working on acquiring software to
give science students an alternative to live dissection. Plans are to hold a
vegetarian cook-off to raise funds. For more information or to make a donation,
call (518) 392-6671.