Beginning with a luncheon this Thursday, May 12th, we’ll be kicking off our partnership with Greenwood House — a nursing home that provides specialized care for the Jewish elderly — in order to launch the “Life Story” book project. We will interview  and produce books of Greenwood House residents and their families and, in return, donate 10 percent to Greenwood House.

We have had a special relationship with Greenwood House ever since Rick’s Aunt Sylvia had to move there due to severe Alzheimer’s. She was given superb care for more than 10 years and lived to be 98 years old.  He still likes to visit the nurses, aides and staff who helped take care of her whenever he’s in the area. The luncheon will be held at the Greenacres Country Club in Lawrenceville, NJ.

Another fun event this month is the annual Open Studio tour in Highland Park. It has been too hectic to open up our studio this year but you can enjoy a small display of TLP’s work at the public library, including handmade books, a haiku accordion album containing poems from a haiku workshop, sumi-e paintings, and some new digital paintings of Highland Park. Maps for the event can be obtained at the library or at the Main Street office on Raritan Avenue.

Lastly, if you’re in the area, come on down to the Highland Park Street Festival on Sunday, May 22, rain or shine. We’ll have new Highland Park pix, books, notecards, and sumi-e paintings. We hope to see you at our booth. Mention this blog post and you will get a 10 percent discount off your order.

Hope everyone is having a great spring!