Middle Main

A neighborhood just a little off center

March 2011 Blog Posts (10)

Hudson Valley Main Street Summit: Downtown Revitalization & What Works

Special thanks to The Community Preservation Corporation for helping organize this successful free half-day seminar & networking event which took place Friday, March 18th, 2011 in Kingston!

For more information, you can browse through the powerpoint presentations that are attached below and visit The Community Preservation Corporation's…


Added by Jenny Coronel on March 31, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

New Radio Show in Poughkeepsie

Check out a new radio show produced by Middle Main Steering Committee member Matthew Slaats:


Dead Hare Radio Hour fosters Hudson arts community



Added by Andrew Sawtelle on March 30, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Day of Design Dutchess Community College March 26th

Picture from the Day's activities can be found at www.sunydutchess.edu/enact under Day of Design 2011

Added by David Freeman on March 30, 2011 at 2:17pm — 4 Comments

Riding the pendulum? Let's hope not.

I posed this question in an earlier post, and I am going to risk asking it again, even though it may well be perceived as sacrilegious for those enamored of such catchphrases as livability, walkability, bike-ability, etc.  I will state from the outset – I am not opposed to these things.  I believe that they have the potential to form the basis of stronger, more environmentally sustainable communities and bring lots of good things to the people that live in them –…


Added by Elizabeth Celaya on March 28, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Middle Main Profiles--It's Up & Running Too!

I am spearheading the Middle Main Profiles project and it has been steadily moving forward. Thinking about the community meeting last Wednesday I am struck by the word "shame." The mission of the Middle Main Profiles project is to highlight the positives within this neighborhood: its residents, business owners & businesses and its institutions who are in one way or another helping strengthen Middle Main. It aims to do just the opposite of the…


Added by Jenny Coronel on March 15, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Middle Main is featured in March's issue of La Voz

Middle Main Revitalization is in the press once more. They are featured in March's issue of Bard College's award-winning spanish-language publication La Voz. Browse through March's issue and check out the article on Middle Main! Enjoy!

Added by Jenny Coronel on March 10, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The words of the night: garbage and shame

The more the snow melts, the more the energy seems to be returning!  We had a good turnout at last night’s community meeting (at least thirty people), and a great cross-section of interests and perspectives.  Two Council members, four community policing officers, several property owners, a stay-at-home mom or two, business owners, residents and more…


Added by Elizabeth Celaya on March 10, 2011 at 4:49pm — 1 Comment

Learning 'bout Community Economic Development & Community Building in LA

I attended a NeighborWorks Training Institute in LA last week, along with Andrew Sawtelle and Ed Murphy. I was awaiting the trip and was very excited about it, and now that it's done, I figure I should share a bit of what I learned... I should blog it.

The first two days I took a class on Community Economic Development with Peg Barringer as my instructor. With her extensive background in community economic development, I knew…


Added by Jenny Coronel on March 8, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Fellow Middle Main-iacs in LA

Fellow Middle Main-iacs Andrew Sawtelle, Jenny Coronel, and Ed Murphy are off in LA this week to participate in a NeighborWorks America Training Institute.  I’m betting they’ll come back energized by lots new ideas from some of the best minds in community development.  As a tribute, here are some things LA-related in the world of downtown revitalization.

Okay, this first one’s actually about Utah, but its really about tacos…


Added by Elizabeth Celaya on March 1, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Deadline is March 1st: Keep Poughkeepsie in Art Along the Hudson!

Art Along the Hudson is a co-operative marketing program that promotes the great artists and arts venues in the Hudson Valley.  Poughkeepsie was a founding city of the program, but has struggled in recent years to gather the funds to literally "stay on the map." http://www.artalongthehudson.com/

We need to raise $2,600 to keep Poughkeepsie and its great artists on…


Added by Elizabeth Celaya on March 1, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

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