Donna Has Done It!

Donna Schick's presentation on chickens, and eggs, turned the Old Stone House into "Barnyard U" for the evening. And those oddly-colored eggs, tinted as if preparing for Easter? How many knew the color stems from the particular breed of chicken, not the kind of food they eat? Thanks, Donna, for an
informative event.

Chicken vs. Eggs...Which Came First?

Admit still wonder which came first, the chicken or the egg. On Wednesday, Aug. 19, you can ask Sullivan County luminary and local activist Donna Schick, during her “egg-citing” how-to presentation about home-raising chickens, including the hundreds of joys and millions of obstacles. 

It starts at The House at 7pm, followed by a Q-and-A session. Some real live chickens might be in the audience, too, so BBQ grills, ovens and recipe books are not allowed! 

Donna Schick
Donna joins us as part of the August series "Talks at the House," which recently focused on the differences between pornography and erotica, and the astonishing 9/11 photography of Jonathan Hyman.

Those Iconic 9/11 Photos-- From Concept to Outcome

This week’s “Talk at the House” features award-winning 9/11 photographer Jonathan Hyman recounting the route his iconic images took to becoming a key exhibit at Manhattan’s ground-zero Memorial Museum. His talk starts Aug. 12th
at 7pm, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Hyman’s 9/11 photos focus not on the event itself, but rather on the nation’s reaction to the catastrophe. He spent five years snapping images of barns, cars, high-rise facades and outdoor landscape -- even new tatoos on arms, legs and chests -- all decorated with American flags and other patriotic graphics. He recorded some pictures from atop ladders to get the perfect perspective, and others while hanging precariously outside windows. A Sullivan County resident, Hyman recently published “The Landscapes of 9/11: A Photographer’s Journey” to significant national acclaim.

For a preview of his images, see