A Dog To Love–Maggie Mae

November is a month for gratitude and my owner Ronni Diamondstein was asked to write about how grateful she is to have me in her life. I am more than grateful to her. I love her unconditionally.

Here is a link to the article published in Inside Chappaqua magazine. A Dog to Love–Maggie Mae

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Maggie Mae at the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival Mural by Sophie Mendelson in Chappaqua

“I never thought I could love an animal as much as I love my Maggie Mae. She is, without a doubt, my best friend and my biggest fan. She will follow me anywhere, is totally devoted to me–even when I scold her. Maggie Mae loves me unconditionally. She’s a black and white Parti-Toy Poodle and the joy of my life.”

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Who Doesn’t Love a Little Vacation?

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One of my favorite things to do is dog and people watch on the porch of The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. It’s a pet-friendly inn in the Berkshire Mountains. It is so relaxing. I always meet the nicest people.

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I am always well-behaved.

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You never know what you will see. These dogs barked at me but I just ignored them.

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Taking a walk on Main Street, Stockbridge, MA.

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Faith in the Future

by Ronni Diamondstein

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Photo credit: Liza Margulies

I truly have faith in the future. I have been retired from teaching for 4 years now. I have kept my finger on the pulse of what young people are thinking by helping high school seniors polish and edit their college application and supplemental essays. All I can say is, “Wow.” Everyone has a unique story. The young people I have worked with are wise and thoughtful, and most importantly care about the world they live in and want to make it a better place. Their voices are strong and clear. It has been an honor and a pleasure to be their coach. Makes me very hopeful in this new year!

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“What Happened” at the Chappaqua Library

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Posting by Ronni Diamondstein

Exciting to host a book signing by Chappaqua resident, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Chappaqua Library on Saturday, September 24.

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A huge crowd of all ages was there to get a signed copy of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s book, “What Happened” and her children’s picture book version of “It Takes a Village,” illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Marla Frazee. Secretary Clinton took the time to chat with everyone who came through the line.

And President William J. Clinton made a surprise visit and spent time talking to hundreds of  folks waiting on line.

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Kudos to the amazing Chappaqua Library staff and volunteers who worked hard so the event ran smoothly.

 

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At the Red Lion Inn

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Always fun to go to The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge. I have my eye on what is going on. Story to follow…

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Sworn in

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By Ronni Diamondstein

On July 5th, 2017 I was officially sworn in as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Chappaqua Library. I am humbled by this opportunity to serve my community.

Thank you to Library Director, Pamela Thornton, Secretary to the Director, Gerri Carpino and my dear friends Oscar Flores, Liz Haymsom and Christina Madden for witnessing.

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Top: Gerri Carpino, Ronni Diamondstein, Pamela Thornton Photo credit: Oscar Flores
Bottom: Liz Haymsom, Ronni Diamondstein, Oscar Flores, Christina Madden Photo: Gerri Carpino

 

ALA Expert is you!

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Stay Tuned…

My owner Ronni Diamondstein was elected to the Chappaqua Library Board of Trustees this spring and starts her term this month. She will be sharing her experiences here as a guest blogger. Stay tuned!ALA Expert is you!

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I love Memorial Day

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I have been going to the Memorial Day since I was a puppy. You can’t see me in this photo but I am walking with my owner. In a minute she picks me up because the crowd is crushing us. I was happy to see Secretary Clinton marching and really happy that she said hello to us. She met me when I was a puppy and liked me so much she got a black and white toy poodle, Tallie just like me.   A few minutes later the crowd pushed us into President Clinton who stopped to pet me. We are always happy to see each other!

Here we are a few years ago at the town Memorial Day parade.

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And here I am with Secretary Clinton a few years ago too!

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I’m in a Photo Exhibit!

Ronni Diamondstein is excited to see Maggie Mae's photo that she took in the exhibition.

Ronni Diamondstein is excited to see her photo of Maggie Mae in the exhibition.

“That’s my girl!” Photo by Kelly Leonard

 

A man of the people and pets, Rob Astorino takes a moment for a photo op with one of Chappaqua’s famous residents, Maggie Mae Pup Reporter at the Town of New Castle’s annual Memorial Day Parade and ceremony in May 2014. Mr. Astorino is the Westchester County Executive and was then a New York State gubernatorial candidate. Maggie Mae Pup Reporter is a canine columnist and blogger who has been published in WAG Magazine and Inside Chappaqua magazine.

So proud to have this  photo selected for ArtsWestchester’s photo exhibition Through the Decades 

At the Arts Westchester Gallery in White Plains, New York through November 21. Please come see this photo and all the others in this great exhibition.  #AWat50

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Pet Peeve #2: Pay Attention to Your Pet

I always have my eye on my surroundings. Photo by Ronni Diamondstein

Maggie Mae always has her eye on her      surroundings.
          Photo by Ronni Diamondstein

Pay attention to your pet!

Not too long ago a dog went to bite me when I was walking in town. The owner was walking with her teenage son and was looking something up on her cell phone. When my owner told her to pay attention to her dog she said, “You’ve got to be kidding me!” Really! Not a nice thing to say to my owner who cares about me and only takes out her phone to snap a picture of me or in case of emergency. This was not the first time. Too many times I have been attacked by dogs whose owners are busy looking at their cellphone, or holding a cup of coffee in their hands or both and their dog is on a retractable leash. You can’t be controlled well if you are on a retractable leash, especially if there is a problem. Please don’t use them and please just pay attention.

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