Way Cool Beans

Todd’s taking a well-deserved few days off.

(Shared Facebook Post from Way Cool Beans)

Takin a few days this weekend. My apologize for any inconvenience .

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This Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 PM, come to The Clearstory at the Pajama Factory for the Williamsport Obon Festival!

What’s an Obon Festival? At its heart, Obon is a Buddhist Summer festival where the people of Japan honor their ancestors, but it’s also a great party where people escape the Summer heat with music, food, dance and especially drumming!

Lyco Taiko (a traditional Japanese drumming group) and Williamsport Community Kitchen have gotten together to raise funds for both groups in the best way possible, by throwing a party, so come by and see what it’s all about!

You can RSVP on the Facebook Event page See you there!

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Lets do this again next year

What a wonderful end to the 2016 Artist in Residence program.

A huge ‘Thank You’ to everyone who helped make the program such a success, as well as huge hugs to Carlijn, Matt, Brigid and Jacky.

We’re going to miss you all!

(Shared Facebook Post from Pajama Factory Artist-In-Residence)

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for the closing exhibit of the 2016 AIR program. Today we say good bye and best wishes for a great future to Brigid, Carlijn, Jacky and Matt. It was great hanging out together last night and we are going to miss you.

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Carlijn Claire Potma

Carlijn Claire Potma

Carlijn is a Dutch artist, one of our 2016 Pajama Factory Artists in Residence. This morning, Dutch Culture USA did a wonderful piece on her and her experiences here. Go take a look!

You can meet Carlijn and the rest of the visiting artists at their upcoming exhibition!

(Shared Facebook Post from Dutch Culture USA)

“I’m a heavy dreamer, I do what moves me – guided by that tingly gut feeling or sense of wonder.” Dutch artist Carlijn Claire Potma is currently an artist-in residence at Pajama Factory in Williamsport, PA, and will be part of the Pajama Factory Artist-In-Residence Exhibition on July 16. Carlijn Claire works within a wide constellation of disciplines, ranging from alternative drawing practices to photography and beyond. The reception will take place between 6 and 9 PM.

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ACES Benefit – July 27th

ACES 2016 benefit Wed., July 27, 2016 – 5:30pm

ACES North America is one of our newest tenants and later this month, they’re throwing a benefit “Night of Dominican Dining and Entertainment” at the Genetti Hotel!

It will be on July 27th and you’ll get to meet the Crosscutters, as well as the Dominican team—along with live music, great food, and a silent auction.

ACES is an organization whose mission is raising money for sustainable development projects in the Dominican Republic.

See you there!

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Dwaine stopped by…

Dwain Gipe with a picture of the Pajama Factory

Dwaine Gipe is a well-known area photographer who is also a regular around the Pajama Factory. He stopped by the other day with a wonderful print of the Pajama Factory, taken from a neighboring hilltop. It’s in the visitor book at Way Cool Beans for you to see, along with his contact information, if you’d like a copy. Thanks, Dwaine!

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Tommy Needs New Wheels

Tommy Grieco is one of our nicest tenants, a very talented artist and good friend.

He’s started a GoFundMe page to help pay for a new wheelchair, so we’re happy to share and hope you’ll consider helping him out!

Tommy Grieco

On May 10, 2003 Tommy Grieco was in a motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. He spent 4 weeks in the hospital, and 5 weeks in rehabilitation to learn how to adjust to his new life situation. He went from having a relatively normal American life, to having it turned upside down. His future was scary and unclear.

Update 6/27/16 – 11:45am

We have had a tremendous, overwhelming, unbelievable, heart-warming and most of all, generous outpouring of support for Tommy’s wheelchair campaign.

Thank You All.

Let’s keep this going!

Update #2 $5,950 raised!

Thank you all that donated to this site. Your generosity shows no bounds and I am forever grateful. In a few weeks or a little more from Spain I will receive my new manual wheelchair “the beast”. The rest of the donations will fix/replace my ramp at home. I’m still in shock from all the support of my friends and those who are total strangers. This is why and what a “go fund me” site is used and needed for not for frivolous items or trips to benefit no one in need. Plus, a special thanks to my friend, Shana for helping and getting things set up so quickly. Thank you so much to everyone. You made a grown man believe that there is still good in humanity. I will have pictures up on my Facebook with my new chair”the beast” whenever she arrives. God bless you all. I will never be able to say it enough, but Thank You.

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Celebrate Summer

Yoga Mala

Tomorrow evening, come celebrate the beginning of Summer in the Clearstory at the Pajama Factory!

Join us for 108 Sun Salutations in Clearstory, at the Pajama Factory, on Saturday, June 25th.

The doors will open at 5:30pm will the option to begin with a guided meditation. Jessica Clees will begin the 108 Sun Salutations at 6:00pm. Several breaks for stretching and relaxing will be incorporated, refreshments will be provided.

Feel free to stay for all 108 Sun Salutations, or do as many as you would like then relax in our meditation and reflection space. Reiki and guided meditation will be available at the end of the evening.

Receive your own Mala bead bracelet with your $15 donation at the door. All proceeds benefit the Williamsport Community Kitchen.”

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