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October 2014 News and Notes

Azalea Blossom’s New Website!

October is Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In honor of Domestic Violence awareness month, the new website for Azalea Blossom, the not for profit 501c3 organization, which Margaret founded for the awareness, education and prevention of domestic violence and child abuse will be re-launched. We hope that you will take the time to visit it to learn more about our mission and programs including the SAFE through the Arts violence prevention program and the Bricks in the Wall shelter project. You can also make a tax exempt donation through pay pal on our website. Thank you, in advance, for visiting!

Julian’s Upcoming Performances

Margaret’s son, Julian Jacobs, is a very talented percussionist who performs frequently in the Capital Region of New York as well as throughout the NorthEast. Highlights of his October performances include concerts for young people and seniors with the Empire State Youth Orchestra at Proctors Theater, a concert at the College of Saint Rose with the Empire State Youth Jazz Ensemble, and a special concert with the Youth Orchestra featuring an All American repertoire at the Egg Center for the Performing Arts. For further information on these and other concerts, please see Margaret’s performing calendar at and to purchase Margaret’s CD’sIf you are new to the Growing Azalea Music newsletter, you may not be aware that Margaret has released four solo albums of her Uplifting Instrumental music and Socially Awakened Songs in addition to a special holiday digital album and digital singles. Please feel free to visit our stores to hear sample selections of the music!


Inspiration PersonIn honor of his birthday this month, Margaret’s Inspirational Person for October is her long-time friend, Ed Scherer whom she met while attending the Waldorf School of Garden City, PlaceNestled in the finger lake region of central New York State, Ithaca is the home to two of the country’s most prestigious academic institutions-Cornell University and Ithaca College.


Birthdays: Harry B, Jean C, Ed S, Bethany H, Mathea R Suzanne J, Yolanda V-K, Caris A, Nancy D, Barb S, Sarah R, Cindy O, Ann H, Danny C, Don S, Greg C, Janine H, Susanne R, Nicole M, Nicole B, Kim D, Peter C, Lance P, Amber V-P, Nick P, Tasos A, Gandhi, St. Francis, Betsy D, Dave S, Terry B, Lukkia G, Adrienne S, James N, Cynthia C-G, Donna P, Ela S, David L. Marilyn T, Jeanette M, Robert I, Andrea C, John A, Joe B, Tayla B, Alexandra C, Kate T, Brendan M, Deeda R, Eileen C, Jacqui S, Oliver Rufus Doggie DogCongratulationsTo Julian Jacobs on his acceptance into the Area Allstate Jazz Band in Saratoga, NY.To Noel Holloway for his acceptance into the Juilliard Preparatory program.To Tony Anastahas and Monique Remilard who will be married later this month.To everyone who has the courage to embrace change in their lives.

In Need of Prayer

To Nancy Eaton-Shev on the recent loss of her beloved husband, Stephen.To everyone who needs the courage to make a change in their lives.

Quote of the Month

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” (Winston Churchill)

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