It has been very difficult in this
Social Media Era to address the
rumors that are often believed
by members of the community. In
my recent letter to the residents of
North Shore Towers, I discussed
several ways we can eliminate many
of these problems.
Obviously, the key is where to
go and find the truth. Several years
ago, the members of my Special
Projects Committee posted a flyer
in all of our lobbies that helped
answer the questions of residents.
Edna Green, Shirley Wershba, and
Eva Kessner forwarded all letters to
the Board that were dropped off at
the desk in their lobby. In my recent
letter, we now encourage the Board
member of every committee to also
answer any question a resident
addresses to them.
Hopefully, these strategies will
reduce the tension and anxiety
caused by troublesome rumors.
The Board has recently made
decisions that resolved long standing
problems. Dennis has received
a new two-year year contract that
calmed the concerns of many residents.
Also, our Board rejected
the multi-million dollar proposal
to refurbish the VIP Room and
established a committee, headed
by Ed Phelan and includes Mario
Carmiciano, to develop an alternate
On Thursday, November 21,
the Board met to discuss the following
year’s budgets. There will
be an Open Meeting at 7:30PM
on Tuesday, December 17, in the
movie theater, staffed by Marty
Schwartzman and Robert Serikstad.
The budgets for both the North
Shore Towers Apartments, Inc.
and the Towers Country Club will
be presented that evening.
The members of the Board hope
all of our residents had a happy
Thanksgiving celebration with
family and friends.
The NST Art Studio:
Your Destination for Creative Events
BY KAREN PERRY
AND BOB RICKEN
Photos by Judy Paris and Linda
On November 11 and November
18, sounds of laughter
were heard coming from
the North Shore Towers Art Studio.
Participating residents were enjoying
the studio’s first major event,
“The Art of Sculpture.”
Led by guest artist Meagan
Meehan, the first evening was spent
with participants taking formless
hunks of clay and fashioning them
into unique art objects. The imaginative
clay pieces produced included
a frightening Halloween witch,
an inviting Thanksgiving pie and
a warm Sabbath table. Gifts made
for grandchildren included turtles,
elephants and even a unicorn.
One week later, when the clay
had dried and hardened, participants
returned to the art studio
to put the finishing touches on
their creations. Choosing from an
array of colors, each participant
painted his or her clay creation,
giving it definition and personality.
Comments heard from participants
included, “I feel like a kid again
playing with clay!” and “I’m going
to ask for some Play Dough for a
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
On Saturday, December 28, from
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, the Art
Studio will host an event catering
to families. Residents are invited to
bring their children and grandchildren
to enjoy this holiday art and
crafts workshop together. A range
of activities are planned for children
of all ages. This family party will
To sign up for this exciting event,
look for the flyers in the racks in
your mailroom. Simply fill out the
flyer, providing us with important
planning information about your
child’s age, artistic experience and
interests. Return the completed
flyer to your building’s concierge.
FUTURE EVENTS AND CLASSES:
Be on the lookout for future Art
Studio events and classes. We are
looking into having a “Paint and
Sip” evening. Guest artists guide
you step-by-step to create a finished
painting. In a variation of this event,
participants can paint on glassware
and glass shapes to create one-ofa
kind household objects and gifts.
Our art class offerings are being
redesigned to be led by professional
guest artists. These artists will teach
classes of all levels from our popular
Basic Drawing Class to small,
It’s all about the details
themed groups at the intermediate
and advanced levels. Residents will
pay nominal fees to bring in these
uniquely talented individuals.
Look out for flyers in your
mailroom that will ask about your
artistic interests and levels of expertise.
These will be used to plan class
sizes and topics.
Please address your questions
and comments to studio manager
Karen Perry at (718) 225-0107.
Art Studio Manager Karen Perry
& Instructor Meagan Meehan
Students get down to business
Meagan shows the class how it’s done An adorable whimsical unicorn
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