News From Azalea Blossom and The SAFE Through the Arts
Azalea Blossom, Incorporated, the 501c3 organization responsible for The SAFE through the Arts violence prevention program, is undergoing some exciting changes in 2014! Please stay tuned as we update you with news of our change of address, new website, and revitalized programs!

Growing Azalea Music Welcomes New Intern
Growing Azalea Music would like to welcome our new intern, Jared Doxey, who hails from SUNY Oneonta where he is a senior music industry major. Jared will be helping to launch a kick-starter campaign later this spring and overseeing our social media sites, among other responsibilities.

Back in the Recording Studio
Margaret is overjoyed to be going back into the recording studio later this month to work on the song “Kaleidoscope”, which she wrote while at the REO songwriters retreat in British Columbia this past August. The song will be featured on Margaret’s upcoming album, “Rain Water Runs Deep”, which she hopes to have completed by the end of 2014. More news coming soon!

Inspiration

Inspirational Person
In honor of her birthday earlier this month, Margaret’ cousin Carrie is the inspirational person of the month of January. www.margaretbernstein.com/inspiration/

Inspirational Place
Having recently visited in celebration of Margaret’s son, Julian’s 17th birthday, Manchester, Vermont is the inspirational place of the month. www.margaretbernstein.com/inspiration/

Acknowledgements

Congratulations
– To all of the nominees for the 56th Grammy Awards, which will be held later this month in Los Angeles.

In Need of Prayer
– Anyone needing a little encouragement in following his or her dreams.

Birthdays
Carrie L, Tony A, Pamela P, Trissie B, Mehera K, Nancy E, Bekka F, Alan W, Doug D, Michelle S, Heather G, Denise S, Marvin S, Greg C, David G, Patty E, Juniper L, Ira G, Amber M, Eric T, Maeve S, Marilyn B, Ian A, Lori C, Glen M, Molly I, Merwan I, Luka R, Aaron H, April H, Helena H, Ann A, Pat B, Bill K, Deb M, Maggie M, Anne G, Kerry M, Bill K, Ken S, Chaz H, Jelal C, Laurence M, Emily S, Leah R, Heidi R, Deborah A, Jason H, Max R.

Quote of the Month
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” (Martin Luther King Junior).