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  TLC Steering Committee
Jaime Atkins
Fred Balzac
Richard Broderick

Rhonda and David Brunner
Chris Buckley
Valerie Daniels
Patti and Bill Dilworth
Steve Engelhart
Steven Godlewski
Robert Farkas
Margaret Horn
Paul Longenderfer
Cheryl and Mickey Maggy
Sharon Mahmudi
Richard McElhiney
Bill McKibben
Corrie Miller
Keena Coolidge Nniemann
Sue Pulitzer
John Sanpietro
Annie Scavo
Andrew Schonbek
Sidney “Jay” Ward III

Contact Us


Appleby Foundation, Inc
Rebecca Kelly Ballet
579 Broadway, 4B
New York, NY 10012

Tahawus Center
14234 NYS Rt 9N
PO Box 984
Au Sable Forks, NY 12912



Guests at Open House, Dec 2010
Photo courtesy of Naj Wicoff


Hand hewn hemlock bench by
Craig Brashear in
Windows of Change
Gallery Showroom


Windows Gallery

Photographs by Todd Bissonette
Permanent exhibit
of Rebecca Kelly Ballet
in 3rd Floor Dance Gallery




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Volunteers: our talented and energetic volunteer corps - of all ages - donate labor, skills, ideas and solutions. They help with a range of activities, from grimy to glamorous, including the clearing of debris, recycling efforts, to plantings and painting, to organizing fun(d)raisers, grant-writing, and solicitations, and engaging the community.

TLC is looking for experienced 1) Fund-raiser/ Grant writer, 2) PR/ Marketing person, and 3) Special Event Coordinator. Tell us about your skills.
Put TLC VOLUNTEER in the subject line and email us at

Art Administrator Internship: Unique, 3-6-week summer opportunity to develop solid curatorial, and gallery directiorial skills.The position is unpaid, but housing and work-related travel expenses are covered. Must have car and computer.
Read full description.

DANCE: Are you interested in dance classes? Early childhood creative movement through Kids Co-Motion, ages 18-34mo, PreK-Gr.1, Teen, Adults, Pilates, Yoga for Adults, Swing Dance, Teacher Training. Or, do you want to teach your classes in TLC space. You tell us! Put TLC DANCE in the subject line and be in touch Rent Space. Read Testimonials

VISUAL ARTS: Visit the Windows Gallery. Write TLC WINDOWS in the subject line and email us at To view galleries: Rental spaces description

FILM: Learn about the Young Filmmakers Collaboration - a 2-week workshop in June.

SPACE USE - Artists, Artisans, Educators, Entrepreneurs - to learn more about the 2nd floor Gallery and other Spaces, TLC's goals, use, develop plans, write TLC 2nd Fl. GALLERY in the subject line and email us at

BUY LOCAL - Shop on Friday afternoons at ASF's Summer Farmers Market, starting June 24. Find out more and Post a flyer!

BECOME A TLC CONTRIBUTING MEMBER. With the help of many we can transform the wonderful historic building on Rte 9N at the northern Gateway to the High Peaks region into an inspirational hub of community activity, enterprise and cultural Programming. Print out a Membership brochure. We need your help! We invite you to view the Wish List

All are welcome to work and play on Main Street!

Meet / Join the Steering Committee TLC has a 22-member and growing Steering Committee of business and community leaders.  Contact us if you have specific leadership skills and the capacity to support the development of TLC.

GET INVOLVED! Let us hear from you. TLC's goal is to make a center capitalize on regional assets, spur innovation, improve the town's infrastructure, and in all of this, to create jobs and improve the quality of life in our region. Fill out and return a Business Ideas Query card to consider 3-pronged approach to cooperative work efforts, or tell us what you envision.

  • local artisan store and showroom highlighting Clinton and Essex County products
  • visitors' center, exhibit space tying in with satellite programs from established area arts and museums
  • dance studio for fitness, recreation, and artistry for every age
  • visiting artists, works-in-process previews, practice rooms for music,
    art, theater, after school tutoring
  • classes in acting, creative movement
  • event space for gallery exhibits, youth workshops, and meeting room
  • a women's cooperative store, a general store, a clothing store
  • guide service, sporting goods, kayak, and river equipment rentals, and supplies
  • a hardware store, a fabric and drygoods store, with small appliance repairs
  • a cooperative grocery store, 4-season Farmers Market



The TAHAWUS CENTER will " help downtown Au Sable Forks by transforming and re-using a historic building in the business district. Utilizing green technologies and environmentally friendly practices, this restoration will create jobs increas tourism, and create a new cultural institution and entertainment facility. I applaud the Appleby Foundation for its foresight."
Senator Charles E. Schumer, US Senator, New York



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Garry Douglas and Rebecca Kelly
at the TLC Open House, Dec 2010.
Photo courtesy of Naj Wicoff


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READ THESE BOOKS. Send us your ideas and recommendation

Stones into Schools, and Three Cups of Tea, byGreg Mortenson
Collapse, Jared Diamond
Eaarth, Deep Economy,
The End of Nature,
Hope, and Human and Wild
by Bill McKibben
Omnivore's Dilemma and The Botany of Desire, by Michael Pollan
The Small Mart Revolution, by Michael H. Shuman

VISIT RKB's Environmental Page