Parties & Openings
Feb. 10 – Hudson
BlkQueer Romantics Reception
Feb. 3 – Hudson
Jan. 25 – North Adams
The 50 Card Project Reception
It Was An Honor At Winter Blast 2018
Jamie Larson reports from Hudson. The Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation of Columbia Memorial Health held its annual Winter Blast Saturday, Feb. 3 at Club Helsinki. And a blast it was. Always a crowded “who’s who” of the region’s leaders in business and philanthropy, the event routinely raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for the foundation. Last year the event also included presenting the Clara Kellner Award for Public Service. This year’s award went to two well-deserving familiar faces, Sheldon Evans and Martha McMaster. Their decades of philanthropy and ongoing commitment to local organizations is almost legendary. Supporting and sitting on the boards of many arts and civic organizations over the years, their names have become synonymous with selfless community investment and care. Happy to present them their honor were President and CEO of Columbia Memorial Health Jay P. Cahalan and Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation Chairwoman Patti Matheney (shown above).
NY 19th District Congressional Candidate Gareth Rhodes, Shaker Museum Board Chairman Paul Cassidy and Hudson Mayor Rick Rector; Optimus Architecture’s architect Dan Gallagher and Courtney Gallagher with Linda Souers and Optimus Principal David Souers.
Event honorees Sheldon Evans and Martha McMaster, John and Denise Dunne, and Aven Kerr.
Anne Brusie, Ginsberg’s Foods VP of Operations John Brusie, Hudson Area Library Director Emily Chameides, Hudson 3rd Ward Supervisor Michael Chameides, MetzWood Insurance Manager Derick LaTorre and Heather LaTorre.