Saturday, September 06, 2008

Here's a Trust You Can Trust

The Trust for Historic Preservation is facing the crisis over home foreclosures head-on. It offers this excellent primer on how communities can manage teardowns while still maintaining their appealing character. "No single tool will solve the problem of teardowns, but rather a combination of strategies works most effectively...A growing number of communities have established 'green' building programs. As such, preservation of historic buildings and conservation of historic neighborhoods are key green building strategies." And while you're on that topic, why not take a read of this article from the Trust's excellent magazine, Preservation, about the rehabilitation of James Madison's home, Montpelier.

Looking for Something to Do Tonight? It's not too late to get tickets for tonight's Writers and Their Friends event, a gala celebration held every two years as a benefit for The Lit, formerly the Poets and Writers League of Greater Cleveland. I teach classes there occasionally, and it's a wonderful cause. Tix for the event, held this time at the Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square, are just $25 a pop, and can be purchased by phone at the numbers you'll find here. They'll hold them for you at the Will Call window. Hope to see some of you there.


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