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The Josephine Foundation

Newsletter - Nov 2019

FROM THE DESK OF THE CHAIRMAN

A very interesting year for me indeed....and this is such a good time to reflect on some highlights... This past summer I spent 15 glorious days in Italy. I had forgotten how much I loved the food, the people and the lifestyle. I also was reminded what it is like to be part of a culture that honors its traditions …

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Editor's Message

Hello All, Welcome to our third quarter newsletter! Now that it’s Thanksgiving, our busy lives begin to become even busier as traffic increases and the seemingly never-ending holiday rush begins. It seems a bit cliché to say “remember to give thanks” or “count your blessings” but if one simply takes a step back to enjoy being in the presence of …

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A Special Perspective of The Holy Land

The administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem talks about hopes for peace in the Holy Land.   Roman Catholic and Franciscan Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa has already spent more than three decades in Jerusalem. In 2016, the former Custos of the Holy Land was made archbishop and apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. In an interview with Aid …

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Al's Corner: The Knights of the Holy Sepulchre

by Al Amico

On Saturday October 5, 2019 I and many of our board members had the pleasure of attending the annual Investiture and Promotion events of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.  We witnessed and celebrated our Chairman’s (Andrew J. Koslosky), promotion to Knight Grand Cross, his third promotion since this Knighthood was bestowed on him …

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Spirits Alive 2019 at Maple Grove

by Carl Ballenas

Spirits Alive 2019 at Maple Grove Cemetery was a smashing success and very well received. The Friends of Maple Grove has been holding this annual event for close to 15 years. Every year, First President and Historian Helen Day continues to discover new historical figures, buried at Maple Grove. Over time their stories have become lost. We …

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Board Member Highlight

by Marco Vittozzi

Francine Morgenstern has been a long-time supporter of the Josephine Foundation. She initially got involved when she was working for another theater group and Andrew J. Koslosky asked her to help costume a production for The Josephine Foundation. Her initial impression of the Josephine Foundation was impressed at the small group of dedicated, hard working people, and …

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A View from Backstage

by Peter Carrozzo

“Safety Pins and Fishing Line and Shims…oh my!” Is that a shopping list for my next trip to Raindew? No. These three random items are the unsung heroes of the theatre. In this issue, I would like to take the time out to salute them. I’m convinced that it would be utterly impossible to stage any production—from …

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