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New Addition to the Family 

On March 25, 2013, Mac, a Siberian kitten, was born in Ellenville, NY and came to live with Minty and me at The Fountains at Millbrook 9 weeks later. Mac is a hypoallergenic cat (for me about 95% hypoallergenic, which I can live with). Though I got him "to keep Minty company" when I'm away, she's not too pleased. She's fascinated with other folks' cats and always has been, but her attitude toward Mac is "when is this guy gonna leave?" I, however, am having a lot of fun living with a cat again after so many…

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Living in the Woods with a Meadow View 

After living in Yonkers, NY for four years, Elli and Minty moved a year ago to The Fountains at Millbrook where she is still getting acclimated (Minty adjusted immediately, fearless 4-lb. hunter that she is). Elli has done some gigs in this retirement community and teaches vocal workshops twice a month (free and open to the public) here, coaches over Skype or Google Hang and in-person, entertains in community events and readings, and volunteers, performing for assisted-living residents. She will soon be…

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Vocal Playshop at The Fountains at Millbrook 

On July 6, 2012, Elli Fordyce launched her twice-monthly Vocal Playshop at The Fountains at Millbrook in Duchess County. 

This Playshop is open to the public free-of-charge and is designed to support those who used to sing but stopped, think they can't sing, were told they couldn't sing or had no talent (which has bugged them ever since) or would like to improve their singing.  And have a lot of fun in the process.  For further information, email Elli at ellifordyce@msn.com

Barrett Art Center 

On Saturday afternoon, June 30th, in Poughkeepsie, NY, Elli Fordyce sang with keyboardist Neil Alexander and bassist John Monegon during the reception for a fundraiser for Barrett Art Center’s first ever collaboration with the Walkway Over the Hudson! This was a chance for attendees to take home a piece of the Hudson Valley all while supporting two organizations aiming to serve this area. During the day, professional artists painted on or near the bridge, the work from the plein-air paint-out later being…

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Elli Fordyce Performs for Art Auction Fundraiser 

"Greetings!
 
I hope you will join me this Saturday for Barrett Art Center's first ever collaboration with the Walkway Over the Hudson! This is your chance to take home a piece of the Hudson Valley all while supporting two organizations aiming to serve our area. During the day, you can spot professional artists painting on or near the bridge, and then you can join us for the auction at the Mid Hudson Children's Pavilion. 
All proceeds benefit both the Walkway over the Hudson for big projects (like building…

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