Just in time for spring
Jim Johnson, a Binghamton University carpenter who also flies quad copters, has been creating beautiful videos of Taughannock Falls in Ithaca; one for each season. He has just completed his winter video, which means you can admire the icy falls while being happy that they are melting. Click here.
A broken skate blade cost John Roufaiel ’05 his shot at the Red Bull Crashed Ice competition. But this 31-year-old medical student is no stranger to setbacks. Read his story.
Not too timid for a TED Talk
Joe Kowan '91 was so fearful of performing his songs in public that he eventually wrote a song about stage fright and sang it for audiences who were uncomfortable watching him be uncomfortable. Now he's given a TED Talk on stage fright (photo by Ryan Lash). Read his story here.
ENTERTAINMENT. James Brendan McLaughlin, Alessandro Raffanelli
and Brett DeCoylse
have developed a travel website called embark.org. The purpose of the site is to provide networking, inspiration and a streamlined set of tools to promote the experience of traveling.
CHARITY. Charles Goldsmith ’74
created a nonprofit organization to continue the work he began as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mexico from 2009–12. The Central Mexico Youth Fund
supports activities that help children, adolescents and young adults get a quality education and lead productive lives in Mexico.
BLOG. Deborah Miran Serri '02
blogs about her new business, called Granonut,
which makes a nut-free granola.
ENTERTAINMENT. Jeremy Honig '01, Evan Behlivanis '03
and Brian Frankel '01,
all former members of the nationally renowned Binghamton Crosbys, have started a custom songwriting company called writememysong.com
BLOG. Sue Brumm '02
writes about competitive climbing in the Northeast in her blog, Chalk Dust.
EDUCATION. Missy Gluckmann '90
is the founder of Melibee Global, which offers tools, speakers and professional development for the global education and travel communities.
CHARITY. Helaine Lobman ’80
runs Bob's Blankie Brigade, which provides handmade blankets to domestic-violence victims and cancer patients. It is a continuation of work started by her parents.
BOOKS. Gail Leicht '85
offers a series of travel books called The Skinny On ...
that get right to the point of what's worth seeing and what to skip in selected cities. The guides offer discriminating suggestions on restaurants and focus on what locals want visitors to see in Chicago, San Francisco and New York. The next Skinny guide will be for Boston; look for it in 2014.
BLOG. Amy Durant '96
writes a blog called Lucy's Football, which she describes as being a little bit of everything: current events, humor, open letters, theater, books, entertainment, snark and what's going on in her life.
ART. Catie Molinaro '06
opened Dosha Goddess, a jewelry company based on the Ayurvedic doshas, which use color as an artistic medium for balancing the mind and body.