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Betsy Franco Feeney

Community Advisor

Betsy Franco Feeney has travelled the world but her heart is firmly planted in Piermont, NY. As an active member of the Piermont Historical Society, the Journal news interviewed her for their series “About Your Neighborhood”. She was dubbed “one of Rockland's up-and-coming stars” in Rockland magazine.An accomplished photographer, Betsy’s work has been featured in Hook magazine. Chronicling local events and stage productions, her work regularly appears in many media outlets. Her headshot and portrait photography has been highly praised by actors and professionals alike.As illustrator of numerous children's books, Betsy collaborated with celebrated singer/songwriter Christine Lavin for HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA and AMOEBA HOP. The latter title garnered a prestigious “Best Books” award by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Their art and music teach about the environment and renewable energy in memorable and entertaining ways. Betsy and Christine joined Peter Yarrow at Town Hall in NYC for a tribute to the United Federation of Teachers (UFT). She also conducts school visits with pre-K through fifth grade students. Betsy’s murals can be seen around Rockland and in New York City including the recently completed "Going Green over the Rainbow" at Viola Elementary School in Suffern, NY.

Betsy Franco Feeney's Contributions

  1. Local Artist To Appear With Folksinger Christine Lavin In Piermont

    Local Artist To Appear With Folksinger Christine Lavin In Piermont

    PIERMONT, N.Y. -- Christine Lavin, known for her baton twirling, belly-laugh-inducing performances -- as well as knitting while waiting to get on stage and polishing the fingernails of audience members -- will be playing on Sunday, Nov. 20 in Piermont.Besides her partner-in-crime, songwriter-comedian Don White, Lavin will be joined on stage -- at least for part of the show -- by ...

  2. 'Tis The Season: Piermont Holiday Boutique Returns

    'Tis The Season: Piermont Holiday Boutique Returns

    PIERMONT, N.Y. -- The Piermont Historical Society will hold its Third Annual Holiday Boutique on Sunday, Nov. 13, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Piermont Train Station, 50 Ash St. Sales from the event will benefit the Historical Society.The boutique will include guided tours of Piermont’s history museum, which is housed at the station.The tours will be led by Historical Society member ...

  3. Piermont Gives Nod To Industrial Legacy This Weekend

    Piermont Gives Nod To Industrial Legacy This Weekend

    PIERMONT, N.Y. -- A flywheel from the old paper mill that closed more than 30 years ago remains a stalwart reminder of Piermont's industrial past.In fact, its namesake park, which has the piece of machinery, will play host to a celebration Sunday.At one time, over 1,300 people worked at the paper mill. At noon, there will be an unveiling of a memorial plaque honoring those workers.The ...

  4. Piermont WWII Documentary Captures People's Interest, Award

    Piermont WWII Documentary Captures People's Interest, Award

    PIERMONT, N.Y. - What "Last Stop USA: Piermont's Role During World War II" lacked technically as a documentary it made up for with a compelling account of local history.The documentary about the village of Piermont’s role as a military debarkation camp in WWII--including Camp Shanks in Orangeburg--saw first-time documentary makers Betsy Franco Feeney and Patti Panayotidis take ...

  5. Art In The Park, Lobsterfest This Weekend In Piermont

    Art In The Park, Lobsterfest This Weekend In Piermont

    PIERMONT, N.Y. -- Piermont’s “Art in the Park” this weekend will be an extravaganza of paintings, mixed-media works, jewelry, pottery and photographs.Set for 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Flywheel Park on the village’s Roundhouse Road, the show will be surrounded by a myriad of things to do.There will be a farmers market from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the M&T Bank on ...

  6. Documentary Exploring Piermont During WWII To Debut At Nyack Film Fest

    Documentary Exploring Piermont During WWII To Debut At Nyack Film Fest

    PIERMONT, N.Y. -- More than a year ago Betsy Franco Feeney and Patti Panayotidis intended to make a brief promotional video for a Piermont Historical Society dinner dance that had a World War II theme. They didn’t expect the video to turn into a documentary. “We didn’t know what we were getting into,” Feeney said. “It just mushroomed.”Later this month, “Last Stop USA: Piermont's Role in ...

  7. Bastille Day, Piermont's Street Festival, Returns July 16

    Bastille Day, Piermont's Street Festival, Returns July 16

    PIERMONT, N.Y. -- Piermont's one and only street festival held annually celebrates Bastille Day. The French National Day, officially July 14, commemorates the Storming of the Bastille in 1789, in a violent revolution that had begun two days earlier. Celebrations are held throughout France.Locally, the festival will feature food with with Peter Kelly’s raw bar and Tequila Sal Limon’s ...

  8. Piermont Train Station Museum Opens This Weekend

    Piermont Train Station Museum Opens This Weekend

    PIERMONT, N.Y. -- The Piermont Train Station Museum will officially open for the summer season at 12 noon on Sunday, June 5, according to the local historical society.The museum, located at 50 Ash St. in the village, will be open on the following Sundays: June 19, July 10, July 24, Aug. 7, Aug. 21, Sept. 4, Sept. 18, and Oct. 2.Admission is free. Hours are 12 noon - 3 p.m.The special ...

  9. Piermont Residents Worried About Teen Crime Spree

    Piermont Residents Worried About Teen Crime Spree

    PIERMONT, N.Y. -- Residents of this river village are beginning to feel concerned about a series of crimes that have been committed by a group of teens. The crimes include car theft, vandalism, and setting fire, accidentally, at Piermont's historic First Reformed Church."I believe we have to get the community talking about this," said resident Michael Matulac. "These are ...

  10. Betsy Franco Feeney Photography Moves To Downtown Piermont

    Betsy Franco Feeney Photography Moves To Downtown Piermont

    PIERMONT, N.Y. -- Betsy Franco Feeney Photography and Art is in a new location -- it's now in downtown Piermont. There is a special price through the end of March.BFF Photography and Art does portrait photography for business professionals, headshots, passports, events (both corporate and special occasions) and group shots.For more information, click here or call 914-645-6551.Betsy ...

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