Monday, November 8, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
A friend who recently formed The Wells of Love and Hope, Inc. introduced us to The New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. This is a fabulous clearinghouse of lawyers in New York City that analyze a project, share it with several law firms, and locate a firm that is willing to assist a new client on a Pro Bono basis. We are so grateful to them for their assistance. We are currently applying to the New York Department of State Division of Corporations to become a legally recognized not-for-profit corporation, Friends of Flandreau, Inc.
To quote our submitted documentation:
“The corporation is formed for the purposes of restoring, preserving and beautifying Flandreau Cemetery, an historical New Rochelle family graveyard that operated from 1800 to 1892.”
As we hear more from the law firm and New York, this blog will have posts regarding the progress being made. It is so nice to see this effort grow from an aged article in the New York Times with negative reflections to today with the positivity mounting. It will be so nice to officially be able to provide perpetual care soon if all goes well.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
On June 15, 2010 during a ceremony at New Rochelle's City Hall the award was presented to Catherine Josset. Catherine graciously shared the award with all those present from the unofficial Friends of Flandreau including Jennifer Terranova (neighbor), Teddy Flandreau (descendant), and Jeannine Shields (concerned citizens). You can read more about the cemetery and the award at http://www.newrochellenews.info/HTML/Flandreau%20Cemetery.html
Soon the city will install a plaque to recognize The Old Flandreau Cemetery as a historical place of significance in our town. We look forward to the upcoming installation. Special thanks to Mayor Noam Bramson, Peter Korn, Barbara Davis, Catherine Josset, and the City of New Rochelle.