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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. Tom Chapin Goes on Record for Piermont History

    Tom Chapin Goes on Record for Piermont History

    PIERMONT, N.Y. -- It was the height of America’s industrial revolution and Piermont was in the thick of it. In 1901, M.R. Williams, president of the Chicago Coated Board Company, erected Piermont’s first paper mill. The village had been in decline ever since the Erie Railroad’s terminus was relocated to Jersey City. When the factory came to town, Piermont was instantly transformed. For ...

  2. Piermont Historical Society Looks At Life In The 1920s

    Piermont Historical Society Looks At Life In The 1920s

    PIERMONT, N.Y. -- The PaperMill Speakeasy will recreate the vibe of the 1920s for the premiere of "Piermont's Paper Mill — Stories of the Factory" at The View on the Hudson Restaurant on Thursday, March 10."Piermont's Paper Mill" is a film that features interviews describing life in the era. The film is narrated by Grammy Award-winner Tom Chapin.The PaperMill ...

  3. NY Blues Hall of Fame Singer Sari Schorr Recording New Album and Performing

    NY Blues Hall of Fame Singer Sari Schorr Recording New Album and Performing

    Sari Schorr has teamed up with legendary producer Mike Vernon (Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall, Blue Horizon) for a new album. Sari has written or co-written most of the songs on her new album and recording is now well underway. Sari (who trained as an opera singer) mixes Blues, Rock, and Soul with concrete melodies and poetic lyrics to striking effect. Schorr was recently inducted into the ...

  4. Come To An Old Fashioned Dinner/Dance And Learn About Piermont's History

    Come To An Old Fashioned Dinner/Dance And Learn About Piermont's History

    PIERMONT, N.Y. --  Piermont Historical Society is hosting its annual dinner dance at The View on the Hudson Restaurant in Piermont, on Thursday, March 10.Piermont Historical Society is hosting its annual dinner dance.The Papermill Speakeasy dance will be from 6-10 p.m with Tom and Bonnie Chapin as honorary chairpersonsStyled after a prohibition-era Speakeasy, flappers and their fellas ...

  5. Piermont Artist Creates Mural For Scarsdale School's 100th Birthday

    Piermont Artist Creates Mural For Scarsdale School's 100th Birthday

    PIERMONT, N.Y. -- On Dec. 23, Greenacres Elementary School in Scarsdale will celebrate its 100th birthday by unveiling a mural conceived by Betsy Franco Feeney, a Piermont commercial artist and photographer.All 393 elementary school students worked on the "All Roads Lead To Greenacres" mural, which is 11-feet-wide by 6-feet-high. Inspiration for the mural derived from four ...

  6. Sing Carols, Shop At Piermont's Annual Holiday Festival, Tree Lighting

    Sing Carols, Shop At Piermont's Annual Holiday Festival, Tree Lighting

    PIERMONT, N.Y. -- Piermont is having its annual Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting.The event will be Sunday. All along Piermont Avenue, merchants will be selling items. There will be singing carolers and the Christmas tree will be lit at M&T Bank, at the corner of Ash St., at 5 p.m.Gift items will be sold by the Piermont Historical Society at Gerhardt’s, 505 Piermont Ave. All sales ...

  7. Library Says Artwork From Piermont Show Are Good Stocking Stuffers

    Library Says Artwork From Piermont Show Are Good Stocking Stuffers

    PIERMONT, N.Y. – The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library will host its annual Gift of Art sale on Sunday, library officials said.The holiday sale, and gala reception, are set for 3 - 5 p.m.The library is located at 25 Flywheel Park W., Piermont.The group show will feature small works by local artists, which, library officials said, would make excellent holiday gifts.This year’s ...

  8. Daily Voice Community Advisor Feeney's Art Featured On Today Show

    Daily Voice Community Advisor Feeney's Art Featured On Today Show

    ORANGETOWN, N.Y. -- Local artist and illustrator Besty Franco Feeney's work was featured Thursday on the Today show.Last year, Feeney designed a backdrop for Random Farms Kid’s theater’s production of “Willy Wonka.” The art work was used on the Today show as a backdrop for a reunion interview with actors from the movie.A Daily Voice Community Advisor, Feeney has worked as an ...

  9. 'Last Stop USA' Highlights Piermont's Role In World War II Defense

    'Last Stop USA' Highlights Piermont's Role In World War II Defense

    ORANGETOWN, N.Y. -- Join Patti Panayotidis and Betsy Franco Feeney of the Piermont Historical Society as they present the their acclaimed documentary "Last Stop USA: Piermont's Role During WWII."The documentary, from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, focuses on the important role Camp Shanks and the Piermont Pier played in the defense of our country during World War II. The film features ...

  10. Betsy Franco Feeney Joins Orangetown Daily Voice As Community Advisor

    Betsy Franco Feeney Joins Orangetown Daily Voice As Community Advisor

    ORANGETOWN, N.Y. -- Betsy Franco Feeney, a photographer and illustrator, is one of Daily Voice's community advisors for its Orangetown site.Community advisors provide Daily Voice with tips for local news and events.Betsy 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 ...

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