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Pushing Paper

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Joyce Mintzer runs S. Posner Sons Inc., the family business she inherited from her father, making and distributing paper products for high-end clients Upper East Side Joyce Mintzer has worked for the past 50 years to keep her family’s paper distribution business alive by applying the same business principles her grandfather used 125 years ago [&hellip
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A New School for Dogs

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown

A successful two-woman dog training business is seeking a new downtown home after a fire destroyed their previous space Chelsea Lifelong New Yorker Anna Jane Grossman grew up on 17th Street and 3rd Avenue watching her mother start her own business, and run it out of their apartment. Following in her mom’s foot steps, she [&hellip
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Helping Seniors Take Action

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

An U.W.S. resident uses her experience navigating the city for seniors to fuel her organization’s mission Upper West Side Carolyn Stem was living in a studio apartment on the Upper West side when her 92-year-old mother moved in, completely changing her life’s priorities. Her mother was a vibrant woman who ran a 5K race at [&hellip
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Honoring a Mayor in the Name of a Public Servant

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

The New York Society for Ethical Culture is honoring Mayor David Dinkins at the inaugural Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross Awards Upper West Side This April, the New York Society for Ethical Culture will be honoring two great New Yorkers in the name of another who embodies the ethics of service that the organization champions. Mayor David [&hellip
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Have Artistic Skills; Will Babysit

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Sitters Studio harnesses the creativity of working actors and artists to provide activity-centric childcare for busy New Yorkers Parenting and child development theories come and go, but one thing that remains consistent is the desire to encourage kids’ creativity, whether through art, music, dance or writing. Kristina Wilson founded the babysitting agency Sitters Studio based [&hellip
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A Jewish Headmaster for a Presbyterian school

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

The Alexander Robertson School has appointed Irwin Shlachter, a man with a history of success at independent Jewish schools, as its next headmaster Upper West Side Irwin Shlachter has been working to improve independent education his entire professional life, and will be starting the next chapter of his career as the Head of the Scottish [&hellip
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