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June 2015 News and Notes

Julian Graduates from Greenville High School

The biggest and all consuming event in Margaret’s life is the upcoming graduation of her son, Julian Song Jacobs, from Greenville High School. Julian will be attending Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music in the fall as a dual degree student majoring in Classical and Jazz Percussion and Environmental Studies.

Roots and Wings Performed Margaret’s song, “Roots and Wings”, which she wrote for the Greenville High School Class of 2015 as a tribute to their teachers and parents, was performed at the senior Baccalaureate service Friday, June 19th at St. John the Devine in Greenville, New York.

News from Azalea Blossom Azalea Blossom, the not-for-profit 501c3 organization, which Margaret dedicated to the prevention, awareness and education of domestic violence and child abuse is gearing up to launch the newly revamped SAFE through the Arts program targeted towards the Pre-K and K population. SAFE through the Arts is an educational violence-prevention and empowerment  program utilizing the creative and performing arts as its main mode of instruction. Learn more about it as well as ways you can help at

Inspiration Inspirational Place of the Month

In recognition of Margaret’s son Julian’s recently becoming a recipient of the annual Edmund Niles Huyck award for his aptitude and interest in pursuing Environmental Studies. The Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station located in beautiful Rensselaerville, New York is the inspirational place for the month of June.

Inspirational Person of the Month In honor of Father’s Day this month, the inspirational person for the month of June is Margaret’s father, the late Professor of Dance, Harry Bernstein.



Charlie N, Ariel H, Sam Z, Julie K, Docky R, Jane B, Gary G, Jess J, Nina S, Andrea M, Jimmy P, Chris R, Meg L, Joanne H, Rick L, Emi K, Patty P, Mitzie B, Matthew L, Chelsea C, Ben G, Paul B, Obe G, John M, Dick M, Kersti D, Barbara H, Louise C, Faith R, Rog C, Lydia M, Benjamin F, Mona S, Nora S, Tasha H

Congratulations – To Erica Hodgin and Dana Brook on the recent birth of their son, Matteo Sheriar and Sean D’Alessandro on the recent birth of his daughter, Annabelle Marissa. – To Julian Jacobs on being the recipient of the Tommy Ipolito Scholarship, endorsed by the Albany New York Musicians Union. – To Rachel Co-Scharff for being a National Merit Scholarship recipient. – To Greenville High School Class of 2015 and all seniors from the Empire State Youth Orchestra for ALL of their wonderful college/music conservatory acceptances and achievements.

In Need of Prayer To everyone who has recently experienced a loss of a loved one. To anyone who is experiencing health challenges.

Quote of the month “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”- Eleanor Roosevelt

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