Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Announcement from Ward Vogt Designs. Reposted with permission.

Photography exhibit, Saltwater & Sand, will be held this Friday,
September 2 at 7 p.m.  Photo courtesy Tiffany Palisi.

Hello all,

We hope that you all are doing okay. In the wake of Hurricane Irene, many of our close friends do not have power, have been flooded in, and have had damage done to their homes. Our hearts go out to you.

We visited the center of downtown Denville briefly today, and wanted to let you know what's going on. Saying that the town has been devastated is an understatement. Many businesses lost most, if not all, of their inventory. Floors and walls have been destroyed, windows have been shattered from the wind. The clean up process will be a long one, and some business owners (whose damage is insurmountable) may be closing their doors. The destruction is overwhelming. The town needs our support, both morally and economically, as business and home owners go through the process of repairing and rebuilding.

There is, however, some good news. The Denville Diner, United Smoke Shop, Denville Nails, Shoe and Sneaker Barn, Gerald's Pharmacy, and California Beach Hut are open for business. Subway, Smartworld Coffee, Denville Pizzeria, and the Hair House also are open. Please visit these establishments as often as possible.The Gallery at River's Edge (in the Let's Create Art Studio)is, surprisingly, unscathed. The river water rose high in the back, but none of the water, on any sides, got into the studio. We will be opening our Saltwater & Sand show this Friday, Sept 2 at 7 p.m. for all who wish to join us. We will have beer and music, and we hope that this will offer a bit of hope for those who are currently enduring hardship.

The Gallery at River's Edge is located in the Let's Create Art Studio.
This photo was taken earlier today by Ward Vogt. It's hopeful.

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