Victory for the Maetreum… and ALL of us! ~ “Opening the Floodgates” Dealing with an Openly Bigoted Town, Catskill, New York

maetreum sign

The fight was long, hard and expensive…
but CONGRATULATIONS are in order
as the Maetreum has WON its appeal! 

Pertinent info can be read at the Wild Hunt:

In fact, the case made the front page
of the New York Law Journal yesterday (11/25/13) –

Maetreum of Cybele v. McCoy, 515598

If you’d like to know more about the property and the Maetreum,
both past history and present times, please visit these links:

For those of you interested in the history of the property-tax issue,
here are a few links to entries still on the web
which reference the hard-fought
(and for me and mine, rightfully-won)
battle of wills and law.
Some are positive, and some are negative…
but it is only right and fair
to provide fully-balanced information.

(The first is from where I “borrowed” the title for this blog-entry.)

“Opening the Floodgates” Dealing with an Openly Bigoted Town, Catskill, New York.

(photo credit – Cathryn Platine, Viktoria Whittaker)


This woman is my HERO[INE]. Enjoy!

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I think this video speaks a million words for my journey, and no more explanation is needed, other than explaining that burlesque is an art form where clothing is removed. So you will see skin. You will see all of my passion. And you will hear screams from over 200 people who have shared part of my journey with…

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