Tuesday, July 31, 2012

In Kensington- Dogs are Man's Best Friend

Shimmie Horn and Friend
Not long ago this lovely dog was begging and scraping just to put a tiny bit of meat on his bones. When the dog was close to death, this kind Kensington  man, took the dog into his home and his heart. Now when you ask him, Shimmie Horn says that he can't imagine life without his dog, who he named Speckle.

Monday, July 23, 2012

ARTery at Farmer’s Market this Sunday

Susan Siegel of Brooklyn ARTery
Kensington’s Farmer’s Market has a special treat for its patrons this coming Sunday, July 29, art classes.

At 10am mosey on over to the open market on Cortelyou Road and join in on a variety of classes sponsored by ‘Brooklyn ARTery,’ the brainchild of Susan Siegel of Ditmas Park. Begin with either animal balloons or mosaic murals. At 10:15am and continuing for one hour learn cartooning and book binding. From 11:30am until 12:30pm discover vegetable and fruit print-making plus making origami mobiles. The last classes of the day will be on herbs and fruit infused drinks, from 12:45 until 1:45pm.

Be sure to come early, as classes will only be offered on a first come, first served basis, with only limited space available.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Running Wild

I have recently started to get into running.  Yeah I know, it's not something that my friends would have thought of, but I decided to start keeping in shape.  Luckily my friend from work Frank Storch is an avid marathon runner and he gave me some tips. 

  • Drink lots
  • Don't try to accomplish too much too fast
  • Stretch both before and after
  • Always run at the same time everyday
  • Pick a target and don't stop until you get to it

Frank seem to have his running down.  He is infact trraining already for the Baltimore Marathon, which is in October.  I for one haven't run with him because he is in Cobble Hill and I am here in Kensington, but I hope to join him in a few weeks.  He runs over the Brooklyn Bridge and up the East Side of Manhattan.  That's a little too much for me right, now, but you never know.

Learn more about Frank Storch here!