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									                                    OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE PARK SLOPE FOOD COOP


Volume CC, Number 2                                                                                                                                                                         January 17, 2008

                                                                                                                      Catch a Rising Star
                                                                                                                      The Third Biennial Park Slope Food Coop
                                                                                                                      Kids Variety Show
                                                                                                                      By Frank Haberle

                                                                                                                                n the evening of March 8, from 7 to 9 p.m., an extraordi-
                                                                                                                                nary group of young people will take the stage in Old
                                                                                                                                First Church, on the corner of Carroll Street and Sev-
                                                                                                                      enth Avenue, to sing, recite, dance, play and perform their
                                                                                                                      hearts out. The Park Slope Food Coop’s Third Biennial Kids
                                                                                                                      Variety Show will present 20 acts by children of Coop families,
                                                                                                                      from 7 to 18 years old. The Kids Variety Show raises funds for
                                                                                                                      the Park Slope Food Coop while providing a venue for Coop
                                                                                                                      members to see and hear our neighborhood’s young rising
                                                                                                                      stars. The event costs $5 at the door.
                                                                                                                         “So much is going on with people when they’re in the Coop
                                                                                                                      that it’s hard to get their attention for something that may seem
                                                                                                                      unimportant,” says Len Heisler, a Coop Fun’raising Committee
                                                                                                                      member, “but this event is actually really exciting and fun for
                                                                                                                      everyone involved.” Len is one of a core group of Coop mem-
                                                                                                                      bers who help to organize the talent shows and other events
                                                                                                                      throughout the year. (Outside the Coop, he is the director of
                                                                                                                      DreamStreets, a musical theater company for people with
                                                                                                                      Down syndrome.)
                                                                                                                         To people who find themselves underwhelmed with the ris-
                                                                                                                      ing popularity of mainstream overnight celebrity programs like
                                                                                                                      American Idol, the Coop’s Kids Variety Show may provide a
                                                                                                                      refreshing alternative. Park Slope and its surrounding commu-
                                                                                                                      nities have a long, rich tradition of fostering and developing
                                                                            By Ed Levy                                artistic talent. This event offers a glimpse of a new generation of
                                                                                                                      young people who work hard to develop their craft. The Kids
                                                                                                                      Variety Show is a source of great pride, not only for parents and

     n our age of cinnamon dolce grande double lattes, ordering tea might
     seem like walking into the saloon in Dodge City and asking for a glass                                                                                                            CONTINUED ON PAGE                          3

     of milk. But in case you haven’t noticed, tea is no longer just for aunts
with difficult digestion. For the tea connoisseur, teas are like wines, each
with a unique bouquet and finish. The Coop now carries dozens of teas,
ranging from the kind your aunt drank, the Tetley 72 pack, to Nagobilev
Village, a Russian variety sold at the caviar-like price of $42.37 per pound.
What Is Tea, Anyhow?                   leaves are bruised, that                  the higher the elevation, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ILLUSTRATIONS BY LYNN BERNSTEIN

   Nonherbal tea comes from            encourages oxidation. More                better the quality.
the Camellia sinensis plant,           oxygen produces dark-col-
grown in hot, humid climates           ored, black teas with the                  Coffee or Tea?
with regular rainfall. There           most caffeine (40 mg. per                    Coffee has fewer known
are over 2,000 varieties of tea,       cup), while less oxygen                   health benefits than tea,
but by the time it reaches             results in green and oolong               aside from being a laxative
your mug, tea is grouped into          teas, with less caffeine (30              for some people. It has also
four     categories—black,             and 20 mgs. per cup, respec-              been used in asthma treat-
green, oolong and white.               tively). Leaves that are not              ments, to relax the lungs and
   How the leaves fall into            processed at all are called               open the air passages. Tea,
these categories depends on            white tea (with 15 mg. of caf-            on the other hand, has medi-
how much oxygen they                   feine per cup). (For reference,           cinal constituents, including        Next General Meeting on January 29
absorb during processing.              a cup of coffee contains on               antioxidant levels that,             The General Meeting of the Park Slope Food Coop is held on the
Making tea can involve with-           average 80 mg. of caffeine.)              according to studies, fight off      last Tuesday of each month.* The next General Meeting will be
ering, steaming, pan-frying,               The elevation at which the            cancer and heart disease, and        Tuesday, January 29, at 7:00 p.m. at the Congregation Beth Elo-
shaking, tumbling and crush-           tea is grown also affects qual-           anti-inflammatories that help        him Temple House (Garfield Temple), 274 Garfield Place.
ing the leaves. It is largely the      ity. Elevation affects not only           arthritis and other condi-              The agenda is in this Gazette and available as a flyer in the
crushing process, when the             climate but soil. On average,                      CONTINUED ON PAGE       2   entryway of the Coop. For more information about the GM and
                                                                                                                      about Coop governance, please see the center of this issue.
                                SUN, FEB 3           The Coop will be closing early at 5:00 p.m.
                                                     due to our annual Coop-wide inventory
                                                                                                                                              IN THIS ISSUE
 Coop                            Fri, Jan 18       •The Good Coffeehouse Swing Street 8:00 p.m.                       GM Agenda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
 Event                          Thu, Jan 24
                                 Fri, Jan 25
                                                   •Blood Drive 3:00–8:00 p.m.
                                                   •Blood Drive 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                      The Good Coffeehouse Presents: Meet The Artists . . . . . . . . . 5
                                                                                                                      Puzzle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
 Highlights                     Sat, Jan 26
                                Thur, Feb 7
                                                   •Blood Drive 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
                                                   •Food Class: Mama’s in the Kitchen 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                      Coop Hours, Coffeehouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
                                                                                                                      Coop Calendar, Governance Information,
                                 Fri, Feb 15       •The Good Coffeehouse: Cello Everybody! 8:00 p.m.                     Mission Statement, Workslot Needs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
                                    Look for additional information about these and other events in this issue.       Letters to the Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
                                                                                                                      Classified Ads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2          January 17, 2008                                                               Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY

Tea Rocks                                           has been drunk far longer                  while some of them
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1                               than coffee. According to leg-             claim that the ethyl
                                                    end, it was discovered acci-               acetate process is
tions, without the downside                         dentally by a Chinese                      “natural” because this
of Celebrex and Vioxx. Tea                          emperor around 2700 B.C.                   chemical is found in
also contains theanine, an                          One day, after eating a large              fruit, this is mislead-
amino acid shown to reduce                          meal, he was relaxing in his               ing, since for the
mental and physical stress                          garden with a cup of boiling               decaffeination
and promote alpha activity in                       water (to each his own!)                   process they are using
the brain.                                          when some leaves from a                    synthetic          ethyl
                                                    nearby tree fell into the cup              acetate. Natural decaf
The First Cup of Tea, Ever                          unnoticed, and he consumed                 methods involve pro-
   The early Americans gave                         the drink. The tasty brew is               cessing with water or
up on tea when the British                          said to have relieved the                  carbon dioxide. Fed-
began to tax it heavily                             emperor’s pain, and voilà, tea             eral regulations in the

                                                                                                                                                                                                       PHOTOGRAPH BY ROD MORRISON
(remember the Boston Tea                            was born!                                  United States man-
Party?), but the British and                                                                   date that caffeine lev-
Dutch continued to fight                            Decaf                                      els must not be above
each other around the world                           Commercial tea makers                    2.5% in order for a
for who could oppress more                          use solvents like methylene                product to be labeled
people to get their Earl Grey                       chloride or ethyl acetate to               "decaffeinated."
and Darjeeling. Tea, in fact,                       remove the caffeine, and                      None of these
                                                                                               methods removes all
                                                                                               the caffeine, however,
                                                                                               as anyone sensitive to Juliana Cano selecting her loose-leaf tea in the bulk aisle.
    Thursday,                                                                                  this substance can
    Feb. 7                                                                                     tell you. You can decaf tea on       tea leaves when making iced     and tree fibers and whitened
                                                                                               your own. Since 80% of the           tea and steep as usual. Then    with nontoxic, nonchlorine,
    7:30 p.m.                                                                                  caffeine is released during the      dilute with an equal amount     environmentally friendly
    at the Coop                                                                                first 30 seconds of steeping,        of cold.                        hydrogen peroxide.
                                                                                               simply pour boiling water on                                            Numi Teas was founded by
                                                                                               the leaves, steep for 30 sec-        Small Businesses with a         a brother and sister, a pho-
                                                                                               onds, pour out this batch and        Mission                         tographer and biochemical
                                                              Guest Chef Linda
     Mama’s in the Kitchen                                                                     then brew another cup using             Many of the Coop’s organ-    engineer, respectively, whose
                                                              Monastra is a graduate           the same leaves or bag.              ic tea vendors are quite        vision was to “revive the
    Simple and Healthy Meals to Prepare                       of the Natural Gourmet                                                proud of their products.        serenity, creativity, and com-
    for Yourself After You Have a Baby                        Institute for Health and
                                                                                                                                       Two Leaves and a Bud is      fort that is inspired by the
                                                                                                                                    known for its single-origin     simple art of tea.”
                                                              Culinary Arts and now                                                 teas, that is, teas that are
                                                              works as a freelance                                                  from specific areas, even spe-  What’s in the Store
                                                              chef specializing in                                                  cific hillsides, instead of        The Coop sells about 1,700
                                                                                                                                    being innocuous blends.         boxes of tea and about 55 lbs.
                                                              vegetarian cuisine. Linda
                                                                                                                                    They also avoid the CTC         of bulk tea (these figures
                                                              gave birth to her first          Keep Dunking Till the                (crush twist curl) method in    include herbal teas) per
                                                              child in August and has          Water Turns. Keep Tag                favor of the far more elegant   week. General Coordinator
                                                              spent several months
                                                                                               out of Cup                           approach of placing two         Janet Schumacher said that
                                                                                                  This may be the method            leaves and a bud in triangu-    she gives priority to fair trade
                               MENU                           perfecting the art of
                                                                                               most familiar to you; but it is      lar, organic, biodegradable     and organic teas and
                         with Dried Cherries                                                   not how good tea is made.            sachets.                        responds         to     member
      • Oatmeal Muffins                                       cooking with one hand
         Almonds (vegetarian                                  while holding a baby in             Use one teaspoon of                  Uncle Lee's Tea, Inc. is     requests for brands. Look in
       • Cold Sesam  e Noodles with Tofu                                                       leaves or one bag per cup of         owned and operated by a         the spice aisle for loose
                                                              the other.
          Red Pepper (vegan)                   sh
                                                                                               spring or purified water. Use        third generation of tea pro-    bagged teas, including
                          up with Parsley Garni                                                boiling water (212° F.) when         ducers, and claims it was the   organic Bolivian black, Dar-
        • Carrot Ginger So                                    MEMBERS &
           (vegetarian)                                       NON-MEMBERS                      preparing black or dark              first to introduce green tea,   jeeling, Pai Mu Tan (white
                                                              WELCOME.                         oolong teas. Use cooler water        with its documented health      tea), Snow Buds, Green
                $4 materials fee                                                               (180° F.)—water that is just         benefits, to the North Ameri-   Lemon Ginger, Green Sen-
             Views expressed by the presenter do not          Come early
          necessarily represent the Park Slope Food Coop.     to ensure a seat.                about to boil—when steeping          can market.                     cha, Irish Breakfast, Glen
                                                                                               green, light, oolong and white          Longlife gets its Darjeeling Lockey and Nagobilev Vil-
                                                                                               teas. Some connoisseurs              (a black tea) from the famous   lage, among others.
                                                                                               insist you should steep black        140-year-old Makaibari Tea         Browsing this aisle, I asked
     The Diversity & Equality Committee (DEC) is dedicated                                     teas for five minutes, dark          Estate at the base of the       a Coop member shopping
     to improving human relations and communications                                           oolong and white for seven           Himalayas, and has been com-    alongside me, Michael, about
     through impeccable interpersonal interactions, poli-                                      minutes and light oolong and         mitted to growing organic and   his tea-drinking habits. He
     cies and procedures in the Coop.                                                          green teas for three minutes.        biodynamic teas since 1945.     was newly turned on to tea,
                                                                                               (Got that? If not, tape this to         Bija Teas, made by Flora,    he said, and enthusiastic
     The goal is to work toward preventing and eliminating discrimination in                   your cubicle wall.)                  claim to use the largest and    about the choices. He wished
     the Coop and to promote the ideal of equal and respectful treatment                          In case you’re thinking           heaviest tea bag available,     there was more information
     between all Coop members and paid staff regardless of each individual’s                   ahead, double the amount of          made from a blend of hemp       on the loose tea labels about
     different identity. The DEC also aims to provide advocacy for individuals                                                                                      contents—especially for the
     who feel they have experienced discriminatory practices in the Coop.                                                                                           blends.
                                                                                                                                                                       The Coop also sells an
           Voicemail       (888) 204-0098                                                                                                                           assortment of tools for mak-
                                                                                                    PROGRAMS                                                        ing tea, including a travel tea
               E-mail                                                                                                            mug with its own infuser that
                                                                                                    Friday, January 18 and                                          seems like a real bargain at
       Contact Form        DEC Contact forms are available in the literature rack                   Sunday, January 20                                              $7.64, a stainless steel strain-
          or Letter:       in the ground floor elevator lobby. Place a completed                                                                                    er and drip bowl combo for
                           form or other letter/note (anonymously if desired) in a
                                                                                                    The following programs will happen within four days of          $2.84, and a mug with a built-
                           sealed envelope labeled “Attn: Diversity and Equality
                                                                                                    publication of this issue. For full ads, please look at the     in infuser, for $3.19. And there
                           Committee” and use one of the three methods listed                                                                                       are several Zen-looking pots
                                                                                                    December 20 or January 3 issues or pick up copies of the
                           below to get it to the committee.                                                                                                        that look just right in case
                                                                                                    flyers in the Coop.
                                                                                                                                                                    you’re feeling ceremonial.
                 Mail      Park Slope Food Coop                                                     Fri, Jan 18                                                        If herbal is your cup of tea,
                           Attention: Diversity & Equality Committee                                     7:30 Improve your Accent with                              look for the conclusion of this
                                                                                                                                                                                                       ILLUSTRATIONS BY ROD MORRISON

                           782 Union Street                                                                     Sharon Montoya                                      series in a future issue of the
                           Brooklyn, New York 11215                                                      8:00 The Good Coffeehouse presents Swing                   Linewaiters’ Gazette. ■
                                                                                                                Street at the Society for Ethical Culture
               Mail        Which is located in the entryway vestibule
           Drop Box        on the ground floor under the flier caddy.                             Sun, Jan 20
                                                                                                     12:00    Fearless Public Speaking with
        Membership         The DEC has a mailbox in the Membership                                            Jezra Kaye
      Office Mailbox       Office on the second floor of the Coop.
                                                                                                 Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY                                             January 17, 2008                3

                               Catch a Rising Star               Natasha has per-                                     groceries
                               CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1             formed as a                                          cheap; we’re
                                                                 dancer, and recit-                                   trying to build
                               children, but also for the        ed her poetry at a                                   something             PSFC JANUARY 2008
                               Coop and the neighborhood.        reading by her                                       through these
                                  The variety show “audi-        school at Barnes                                     events that           GENERAL MEETING
                               tions”—officially, the first 20   and Noble. Laila,                                    goes beyond
                               acts to sign up are in the        who previewed                                        that.” Martha,        Tuesday, January 29, 7:00 p.m.
                               show, so long as they make it     her rendition of                                     a professional        • Items will be taken up in the order given.
                               to the Coop on one of two         “Somewhere                                           cellist     and       • Times in parentheses are suggestions.
                               afternoons to offer a preview     over the Rain-                                       teacher who           • More information on each item may be available at the
                               before several Fun’raising        bow,” has been singing for            has been a Coop member                 entrance table at the meeting. We ask members to please
                               Committee members—offers          three and a half years. She           since 1981, was the lead               read the materials available between 7:00 &7:15 p.m.
                               a glimpse of the effort, skill    has performed in a talent             organizer of the Coop’s first        • Meeting Location: Congregation Beth Elohim
                               and talent that go into each      show held each summer in              benefit series, an annual              Social Hall (Garfield Temple) 274 Garfield Pl. at 8th Ave.
                               performance piece. In the         the bungalow community her            music festival hosted at P.S.
                                                                          family stays in near         321 in the mid 1980s that            AGENDA:
                                                                          Peekskill. Marina,           brought in 100 artists and           Item #1: Member Survey (40 minutes)
                                                                          who auditioned with          over 1,000 people and raised         Proposal: “To collaborate with the Federal Reserve Bank of
                                                                          “Beautiful,” made            $3,000 to $4,000 each year.          Boston on a voluntary survey(s) of our membership
                                                                          popular by Christina         The variety show series is a         regarding our transition to electronic payments.”
                                                                          Aguilera, has sung in        smaller-scale extension of                                  —submitted by the General Coordinators
                                                                          the chorus of the            that original event and is
                                                                          Children’s School,           now a one-night affair               Item #2: Reducing Plastic Bag Usage (50 minutes)
                                                                          and solo in the              attended by approximately            Discussion: “Plastic bags are useful and practical, but have
                                                                          school’s talent show.        150 Coop members and the             many adverse environmental consequences. We would like
                                                                          She also sings in Por-       greater community.                   to brainstorm with members to solicit ideas about whether

                                                                          tuguese.                        Fun’raising Committee             we can substantially reduce the number of produce (roll) and
                                                                             Others who have           events help to keep the              shopping (t-shirt) bags we use at the Coop, and how to do so
                                                                          registered for the           Coop’s operating costs down.         without making the shopping experience more inconvenient
                                                                          variety show include         Additional events hosted by          or burdensome. We would also like to get specific feedback
                                                                          a group of dancers           the Fun’raising Committee            about the following possible 5 part proposal:
                                                                          from P.S. 321; a group       each year include poker                1. Charge for plastic shopping and produce bags at
                                                                          of cellists; David and       night, games night, pub night             checkout, 20¢ and 10¢ respectively, or prices
                                                                          Sarah, who play vio-         and other activities. The larg-           determined by the Coop plastic bag buyer, with
                                                                          lin and flute; singers       er events, member (and pro-               proceeds from the sales being used to subsidize a
                                                                          Sara, Zoe and Aiden;         fessional dancer) Dalienne                reduction in the price of reusable bags.
                               Megan                                      Riley and Jordan, who        Major admits, are an all-day           2. Place plastic shopping bags BEHIND checkout
                                                                        will perform a skit;           affair for all members who                stations.
                               first audition session on Jan-    dancer Raye and singer                sign up to lend a hand. “In            3. Move re-usable shopping bags to an area next to the
                               uary 5, seven young people        Conaugh. There is also the            addition to the committee,                Express and Regular checkout stations, and re-usable
                               presented       their    acts:    possibility of a teenage rock         we get some F-Toppers,                    produce bags to an area near or in the produce and
                               Natasha, 8, a poet; Megan, 9,     band closing the show, fol-                                                     bulk shopping areas.
                               a violinist (who auditioned       lowed by an impromptu cho-                                                   4. Develop informational signs that remind members of
                               solo, but may be accompa-         rus of parents.                                                                 the environmental consequences of plastic bags and
                               nied by a group from the             The      annual        variety                                               of the existing plastic bag recycling program, for
                               Music Conservancy); Zach, a       shows—on alternate years                                                        display where plastic bags are used.
                               13-year-old clarinetist; duet     the Coop hosts variety shows                                                 5. Explore the possibility of developing a plastic bag
                               singers Isabelle (11) and         for grownups—are organized                                                      “exchange” program at the Coop..” —submitted by the
                               Alexus (10); singer Laila, 7;     and delivered by the Coop’s                                                      General Coordinators, the Environmental Committee, Johannah
                               and 11-year-old singer            Fun’raising Committee. Its 15                                                   Rodgers, David Barouh, Henry Rock, and Barbara Kancelbaum
                                                                                                       ILLUSTRATIONS BY LYNN BERNSTEIN

                               Marina. Their performances        members bring a range of
                               included a piece by Vivaldi, a    artistic backgrounds to orga-                                              Future Agenda Information:
                               Gershwin tune, a current pop      nizing creative, exciting com-                                                For information on how to place an Item on the Agenda,
                               song and a poem about the         munity events that bring                                                   please see the center pages of the Linewaiters' Gazette.
                               magic of technology.              members together socially,                                                    The Agenda Committee minutes and the status of pending
                                   “My first-grade teacher       off the shopping floor. “Virtu-                                            agenda items are available in the office and at all GMs.
                               taught me how to write poet-      ally everyone on the Fun’rais-
                               ry in school,” Natasha report-    ing Committee is in the arts
                               ed (she also lists Emily          in some way,” member Tasha
                               Dickinson, Robert Frost and       Paley points out. “And we call                                          die’s Back Room at Sixth             Anniversary Event—please
                               Langston Hughes as influ-         in a lot of local artists from                                          Avenue and Dean Street and           contact Fun’raising Committee
                               ences). “I then taught myself     the community to help us                                                Poker Night, on April 5 at the       member Martha Siegel at
                               how to write it freely.”          with each event, regardless           which helps,” she says. “But      Coop. Beyond the Kids Vari- ■
                                                                          of whether they are          from load-in to strike, we        ety Show, the next
                                                                          members or commit-           need people to form a fire        marquee event is the
                                                                          tee members. The             line to load in and set up        35th Anniversary
                                                                          Coop events are real-        chairs, to move gear, to set      Event, to be held May
                                                                          ly an extension of the       up and staff the food and         3 at Garfield Temple.
                                                                          n e i g h b o r h o o d ’s   concessions, plus a range of      The committee is
                                                                          vibrant arts commu-          skilled people to help with       working hard to
                                                                          nity.”                       lighting and sound. So it’s       develop a plan for
                                                                             “We try to get peo-       pretty labor intensive.”          the     anniversary
                                                                          ple together, to help        Fun’raising Committee mem-        event, which will
                                                                          form a sense of com-         bers also work long hours to      include a program,
                                                                          munity,” says Martha         organize the talent show          dinner and dancing
                                                                          Siegel, a founding           auditions and to get the word     (child care will be
                                                                          member of the com-           out to members. “We have a        provided).
                                                                          mittee who has orga-         huge banner over the check-          For more informa-
                                                                          nized special events         out space downstairs,” Len        tion    about     the
                                                                          for the Coop for near-       points out, “and we always        Fun’raising Commit-
                                                                          ly 25 years. “Many           take out an ad in the Gazette.”   tee, the Kids Variety
                                                                          people think of the             Fun’raising events in the      Show and other
                                                                          Coop solely as a             immediate future include          upcoming events—
                               Isabelle and Alexus                        place to buy their           Pub Night, March 6 in Fred-       including the 35th Zach

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4         January 17, 2008                                             Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY

    Board of Directors
                                                                                        Monthly on the. . .
                                                                                                Last Sunday
                                                                                      Jan 27 • 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
                                                                                             Second Saturday
                                                                                      Feb 9 • 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.                                    LEADERS
    The General Meeting &            The Board of Directors con-
    the Board of Directors           ducts a vote at the end of                               Third Thursday                                      Do you want your shift to
                                     every GM whether to                             Jan 17, Feb 21 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.                              operate more smoothly?
    From our inception in 1973

                                     accept the advice of the                         On the sidewalk in front of the
    to the present, the monthly                                                 receiving area at the Park Slope Food Coop.                        Are there folks on your
    General Meeting has been         members that night. Mem-
                                                                                                                                                 squad who seem to irritate
    the decision-making body         bers of the Board are
                                                                                                                                                    one another, and it’s

    of the Coop. Since the           required to act legally and
                                     responsibly.                                                                                                   hard to see what the
    Coop incorporated in 1977,                                                                                                                           problem is?
    we have been legally

    required to have a Board of      Openings                                    What plastics do we accept?                                       When a conflict occurs
    Directors.                       We have one full three-year                                                                                 between shoppers during
                                     term open this year.
                                                                              • #1 and #2 non-bottle shaped containers and
                                                                                                                                                  your shift, what can you

                                                                                #1 and #2 labeled lids. Mouths of containers
    The Bylaws of the Park                                                                                                                       do to ease the situation on
                                     Candidate Deadline                         must be equal width or wider than the body
    Slope Food Coop state:                                                                                                                          the spot and to offer
                                                                                of the container.
    “The portion of the Board        If you wish to place your                                                                                    resources to anyone who
    of Directors meeting that is
    devoted to receiving the
    advice of the members
                                     name into nomination, you
                                     must declare your candida-
                                     cy by Saturday, March 1.
                                                                              • All #4 plastic and #4 labeled lids.
                                                                              • #5 plastic tubs, cups & specifically marked
                                                                                                                                                     wants to follow up?
                                                                                                                                                    The Park Slope Food Coop’s

                                                                                lids and caps (discard any with paper labels).                         Diversity and Equality
    shall be known as the Gen-       Please submit a statement
    eral Meeting…The mem-            of up to 750 words to                    • Plastic film, such as shopping and dry                           Committee is holding a series of
    bers who gather to give          GazetteSubmissions@psfc.                   cleaning bags, etc. Okay if not labeled.                           workshops for Squad Leaders
    advice to the directors may      coop. Please include a small                                                                                 (and other squad reps who are
                                                                               ALL PLASTIC MUST BE COMPLETELY CLEAN AND DRY
    choose to vote in order to       photo for publication in the                                                                                  not Squad Leaders). The two-
    express their support or         Linewaiters’ Gazette and the                        We close up promptly.                                   hour workshops will explore the
    opposition for any of the        member proxy mailing.                     Last drop offs will be accepted 10 minutes                        meaning of diversity in a group
    issues that have come                                                      prior to our end time to allow for sorting.                         context. Through interactive
    before the meeting.”                           Deciding                                                                                      discussion we will talk about the
                                                    and Voting                                                                                   values of diversity, our own indi-
    Duties of the                               Candidates will                                                                                   vidual diverse perspectives, and
    The Board of Direc-
    tors is comprised
                                             have the opportunity
                                            to present their plat-
                                            form at the March 25
                                                                                                          Show                                   how differences can create both
                                                                                                                                                  collaboration and conflict. We
                                                                                                                                                  will discuss conflicts that have
    of five elected Coop
    members and the
    senior       General
                                           General Meeting.

                                            Every member will
                                                                                                          Your                                     arisen in the Coop and basic
                                                                                                                                                  conflict resolution techniques.
                                                                                                                                                    Thursday, January 17
    Coordinator pre-
    sent. Members
    serve three-year
                                            receive a proxy pack-
                                             age in the mail in late
                                             May. Members may
                                                                                                           Movie!                                       7 pm–9 pm
                                                                                                                                                    Saturday, January 19
    terms. Members of                    vote by returning their
    the Board are expected           ballot by mail or by bring-                  and earn workslot credit.                                             2 pm–4 pm
    to attend GMs monthly.           ing it to the Coop. Members                                                                                    Tuesday, January 22
                                                                              Exposure, Conversation, Reactions…
    They receive Coop work           may also vote at the Annual                                                                                        7 pm–9 pm
    credit for their attendance.     Meeting on June 24.                      The film series at the Coop is only as good as
                                                                                                                                                  Please call (888) 922-2667,
                                                                              the willingness of Coop members to participate
                                                                                                                                                  voicemail box 4 to confirm
                                                                              in it. Submit movies you’ve made, you’ve gaffed                      your attendance and/or for
     WHAT IS THAT? HOW DO I USE IT?                                           on, acted in, PA’d, wrote, produced…and get                          more information. This is a
                                                                              workslot credit if we show it for our Coop                           voicemail box, so please be
     Food Tours in the Coop                                                   screening series.                                                      sure to leave your name,
                                                                                                                                                    member number, contact
       We did it again ˜                                                      We want to see how creative our Coop members
       we heaved in the new year                                                                                                                     information and the date
                                                                              are, and we want to share the work with other                      you are interested in attending
       and here it is scattered all around us                                 Coop members and their friends.
       ready to be put away                                                                                                                         so that we can be in touch
                                                                              Please send us your stuff or email us to talk                                  with you.
       Wait before you knuckle down                                           about it. We need to be in touch with all of you to                   Diversity and Equality
       before you carry on                                                    keep this series hot...which it is!                                         Committee
       look out at the night sky
       find Orion, the odd planet                                                                                                                   PARK SLOPE FOOD COOP
                                                                              For more information, contact                                       Work credit (make-up or FTOP) is
       the coming moon
                                                                              Alexandra Berger at                              available to those who attend.
       Let the stars inspire the work
       you have to do
       the turning inward
       take their energy to heart
       Do better: be great                                                                                            Plastic Recycling
       Come to the Coop with your shine on
       we’ll be here stacking, stocking,
                                                                                                                      Drivers Needed
       standing in line waiting for you                                                                                  The Plastics Recycling Squads are looking for dri-
                                                                                                                         vers to transport plastic recycling collected at the
       The Park Slope Coop                                                                                               Coop to the recycling plant in Brooklyn. Drivers
       Food Fun Family
                                          by Myra Klockenbrink                                                           are needed for shifts on Wednesday, Saturday, and
       Mondays       February 4 (A Week)                                       Sunday. Drivers must have a large capacity vehicle (van or truck) for the volume of recy-
                     February 11 (B Week)                                      cling collected. You need to be able to lift and work independently. Reliability a must as you
                     Noon to 1 p.m.                                            are the only person coming to do this job on your day. Member should be prepared to
            and      1:30 to 2:30 p.m.                                         store recycling collected on Saturday or Sunday in their vehicle or home until recycling
       Tuesday       February 12 (B Week)                                      center opens on Monday. Wednesday drivers must be available to drop off the recycling at
                     11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.                                   the center between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. when the recycling facility is open. Member will
                                                                               be reimbursed for mileage according to IRS reimbursement rates. If interested please contact
       Sunday        January 20 (B Week)                                       Office Coordinator Cynthia Pennycooke at or drop by
                     Noon to 2 p.m.                                            the Membership Office to speak to her.
       Or you can join in any time during a tour.
                                                                            Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY                                          January 17, 2008              5

       CONCERT                              COMMITTEE                                 REPORT
                                                                                                                              Support a New Coop!
                                                                                                                           Do you live or work in the Bronx?
                                                       The Good                                                         Would you prefer to do your workslot

                                                        Coffeehouse                                                               on Saturdays?
                                                                                                                          Then inquire about supporting the
                                                         Presents                                                          South Bronx Food Cooperative!
                                                                                                                           In accordance with the 6th Principle of
                                                         Meet the Artists                                                Cooperation, the Park Slope Food Coop is
                                           By Zenobia Conkerite                                                        offering the SBFC support and consultation by
                          Start out the new year with a night to remember. On Friday, January 18 at 8                            allowing PSFC members to
              p.m., the Very Good Coffeehouse rings in 2008 with the Swing Street Orchestra.                           complete their workslot at the Bronx location.
       The original Swing Street Orchestra has been together since 1985 and the group that per-
forms for the Good Coffeehouse is made up of talented Coop members, including some musi-                                  PSFC members will receive FTOP credit in
cians who perform with various Swing Street Ensembles.                                                                           exchange for their help.
   This particular group was formed when they were asked to put together an entertaining pro-
gram that included great music and audience participation.                                                                   To receive credit, you should be a
   Barry Bryson, the founder of the band, said, “Big Band Swing music is originally music for danc-                    PSFC member for at least one year and have an
ing and Coop members are willing participants. This is our third year bringing the program to the
                                                                                                                               excellent attendance record.
Good Coffeehouse, and the audience and band get better each year.
   “Before Big Band Swing music was heard on the concert stage, it was music for dancing in                              To make work arrangements, please email
nightclubs and dance halls. The dance lessons are a great introduction to the wonderful interac-
                                                                                                                    or call
tion between band and dancers. The same music is appropriate for novice and experienced
dancers alike,” Barry wrote.                                                                                                         718-622-0560
   You will get to hear vocalist Marje Wagner, whose voice fills the room and your heart with your
favorite songs, as in the past. And Carolynn Murphy will be the dance teacher for those of you who                           South Bronx Food Coop
may want some instruction so you can share this fun-filled and romantic evening with that some-                          646-226-0758 •
one special.
   Each month we, the Concert Committee, are able to bring you the best local entertainment in
town, and the Swing Street Orchestra brings out all kinds of people, from schoolchildren to senior
citizens and everyone in between. They come to hear the music, dance to the music or just feel
good to the music. I’ve seen their audience, and the whole place just lights up with laughter, con-                    The South Bronx Food Coop is seeking an
versation and movement.
   Music has been a part of Barry’s life since he found a bugle in his grandfather’s garage at the
age of five. For more information about Barry, check out his site:                                        graphic/web designer
   Many of the musicians will have their CDs for sale at the concert and half the price of Swing                       to update their website ASAP for work-
Street Orchestra’s CDs will be donated to the Coop.                                                                                  slot credit!
   Barry’s been a member of the Coop since 1995.
   Don’t be shy, come on out to a swinging evening. ■                                                                                 Must know how to:
                                                                                                                                • set up online purchasing system
                                                                                                                                    • create edit-able calendar
                                   Puzzle Corner                                                                                • incorporate audio & video links
                                                                                                                                          • link websites
                                            About Face                                                                       Preference for designers who can link
  1     2    3    4     5         6    7      8    9         10   11   12   13                  DOWN                     database/inventory systems to web sales. Most
                                                                                  1   They’re in the belfry flipped?      important—must have cool sense of design!
  14                              15                         16
                                                                                  2   Whimper
  17                         18                              19
                                                                                  3   Child with no siblings                    South Bronx Food Coop
                                                                                  4   Deep hole going up?
                                                                                  5   Fracas
                                                                                                                             646-226-0758 •
  20                    21                         22   23
                                                                                  6   A volt across an ohm
                  24                          25                                  7   Tragic fate upended?
                                                                                  8   “___ been real”
             26                        27                         28   29   30    9   Profundity
                                                                                 10   Text to a movie
  31    32                             33                         34             11   Acid excreted from kidneys
                                                                                 12   Baking spice
  35                         36   37                         38                  13
                                                                                      “To love, honor, and ____”
                                                                                      Not imagined
                                                                                                                           East New York Food
  39                    40                              41                       23
                                                                                      Celebrity backtracking?
                                                                                      ____ Flux (2005)                            Coop
  42              43                          44   45                            25
                                                                                      Poetry ____ (competition)
                                                                                      First leaf below a flower
                                                                                                                        Help a new coop in Brooklyn
                  46                          47                                 27
                                                                                      Muscle Twitch
                                                                                      Classic 70s miniseries
                                                                                                                                  FTOP credit available
  48    49   50                        51                         52   53   54
                                                                                 29   Slight advantage                 In accordance with the sixth Principle of Cooperation,
                                                                                 30   Scorch
  55                         56   57                         58
                                                                                 31   Role in a play overturned?       we frequently offer support and consultation to other
  59                         60                         61                       32   Jewish wedding dance              coops. For the East New York Food Coop, we have
                                                                                 36   Attach again
  62                         63                         64                       37   Overdue reversal?                also offered help in the form of Park Slope Food Coop
                                                                                 38   Furniture wood                                      member workslots.
                                                                                 40   Get ready
                                                                                 41   Swell, as after a meal
                                      ACROSS                                     43   One who gets out of the way      The East New York Food Coop welcomes PSFC
   1   Ceases going back?                 38 Common fraternity party             44   Stand in the way of progress
   6   In the thick of                    39 Rainbow, for one                    45   Hangout for the bad guys
  10   Hefty asian wrestler               40 Take one pace backwards?
  14   Simple pull-over blouse            41 Discourage
                                                                                 48   Buddies bent over back-               to assist in its first year’s operations.
  15   Speck or grain                     42 Man of the house in old Rome
  16   Sour apple variety                 46 Calf on a plate
                                                                                 49   Hooked holiday candy              PSFC members may receive FTOP credit in exchange for
                                                                                 50   Ceremonial act
  17   Universal                          47 Conceal ones emotions               51   Bugle signal in retreat?         their help. To receive credit, you should be a member for at
  19   Chinese restaurant order           48 Left-overs for the dog              52   Pocket flower in a kid’s song      least one year and have an excellent attendance record.
  20   Ottoman governor                   51 Ends reversed?                      53   Some hygiene
  21   Give kibble to the dog             52 Hawaiian starch                     54   Lazily
                                                                                                                        To make work arrangements, please email ellen_weinstat
  22   Expensive                          55 Knob turned around?                 57   A long, long time ___                or call 718-622-0560.
  24   A long way off                     56 Capture an oral interview           58   Possible hazard in Prospect
  25   Searches for gold the wrong way? 59 Get in the game
  26   Sophisticated literature in Paris  60 “Golly!”
                                                                                      Park                                     East New York Food Coop
  31   Severe spasm of pain               61 Like high-society speech                                                   419 New Lots Avenue between New Jersey Avenue and
  33   Throw a spiral                     62 Equal                                                                                         Vermont Street
  34   Lyric poem                         63 Short letter                        For answers, see page 11.                 accessible by the A, J and 3 trains 718-676-2721
  35   Horse of a different color         64 How to mix a martini                This issue’s puzzle author:
  36   Paper packages                                                            Stuart Marquis
6       January 17, 2008                                     Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY

           COOP HOURS                                                                                                                       A monthly musical
                                                         Friday                                                                      fundraising partnership of
    Office Hours:                                                                                                                                the Park Slope
      Monday through Thursday                            Feb. 15                                                                                Food Coop and
                                                                                                                                           the Brooklyn Society
        8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
      Friday & Saturday                                  8:00 p.m.                                                                           for Ethical Culture
        8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Shopping Hours:
       8:00 a.m. to 10:00* p.m.
       6:00 a.m. to 10:00* p.m.
       6:00 a.m. to 7:30* p.m.
    *Shoppers must be on a checkout line
     15 minutes after closing time.                                                   Cello Everybody!
    Childcare Hours:
      Monday through Sunday
       8:00 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.                                  Rufus Cappadocia (5 string electric cello) is one of the leading
                                                            voices on the cello today. He has toured throughout the Americas
                                                                       and Europe with numerous groups and is known for his
                                                           collaborations with artists from all over the world, from the Balkans
    Web address:                                                 to the Caribbean, from West Africa to North America. He has                                                 toured extensively with Urban Tap and The Paradox Trio.

                                                                                                In approaching the cello, Barry Kornhauser draws on
                                                                                                a parallel musical incarnation as a bass player & guitarist—
                                                                                                thinking rhythm section first, plucking and strumming,
   The Linewaiters’ Gazette is published biweekly by
                                                                                                laying down a funky skeletal harmonic foundation. Perform-
the Park Slope Food Coop, Inc., 782 Union Street,
Brooklyn, New York 11215.                                                                       ing original jazz-informed compositions, improvisations
   Opinions expressed here may be solely the views                                              and songs in collaboration with drummer Rob Garcia.
of the writer. The Gazette will not knowingly publish                                           Saxophonist TBA.
articles that are racist, sexist, or otherwise
   The Gazette welcomes Coop-related articles, and
letters from members.

All submissions MUST include author’s name and
                                                          53 Prospect Park West [at 2nd Street] • $10 • 8:00 p.m. [doors open at 7:45]
                                                                  Performers are Park Slope Food Coop members and receive Coop workslot credit.
phone number and conform to the following
guidelines. Editors will reject letters and articles                                        Booking: Bev Grant, 718-230-4999
that are illegible or too long. Submission deadlines              Childcare is available from Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture for a nominal fee.
appear in the Coop Calendar opposite.
Letters: Maximum 500 words. All letters will be
printed if they conform to the guidelines above.                                                                          This Issue Prepared By:
The Anonymity and Fairness policies appear on
the letters page in most issues.                                                                                   Coordinating Editors: Stephanie Golden
Voluntary Articles: Maximum 750 words.                                                                                                   Erik Lewis
Submissions on Paper: Typed or very legibly                                                                       Editors (development): Erik Lewis
handwritten and placed in the wallpocket labeled                                                                                         Joan Minieri
"Editor" on the second floor at the base of the ramp.
                                                                                                                               Reporters: Frank Haberle
Submissions on Disk & by Email: We welcome                                                                                                Alison Levy
digital submissions. Drop disks in the wallpocket                                                                                         Ed Levy
described above. The email address for
submissions is                                                                 Art Director (development): Eva Schicker
Receipt of your submissions will be acknowledged                                                                             Illustrators: Rod Morrison
on the deadline day.
                                                                                                                                           Lynn Bernstein
Classified & Display Ads: Ads may only be placed
by and on behalf of Coop members. Classified ads                                                                          Photographers: Frank Haberle
                                                                                                                                         Rod Morrison
are prepaid at $15 per insertion, business card ads at
$30. (Ads in the “Merchandise–Non-commercial”
category are free.) All ads must be written on a
                                                            Looking                                                      Traffic Manager: Barbara Knight
submission form (available in a wallpocket on the
first floor near the elevator). Classified ads may be
up to 315 characters and spaces. Display ads must
                                                               for                                                       Text Converters: Peter Benton
                                                                                                                                          Diana Quick

be camera-ready and business card size (2"x3.5").
Recipes: We welcome original recipes from
                                                         something new?                                                      Proofreader: Margaret Benton
                                                                                                                            Thumbnails: Kristin Lilley
members. Recipes must be signed by the creator.                  Check out the Coop’s                                     Preproduction: Helena Boskovic
Subscriptions: The Gazette is available free to                    products blog.
members in the store. Subscriptions are available by                                                                         Photoshop: Terrance Carney
mail at $23 per year to cover the cost of postage (at
First Class rates because our volume is low).
                                                            The place to go for the latest                      Art Director (production): Joe Banish
                                                             information on our current                              Desktop Publishing: Kevin Cashman
                                                                 product inventory.                                                      Namik Minter
                                                                                                                                         Michael Walters

                                                            You can connect to the blog                              Editor (production): Nancy Rosenberg

                                                              via the Coop’s website                                    Post Production: Becky Cassidy
                                                                                                         Index: Len Neufeld
Printed by: Prompt Printing Press, Camden, NJ.
                                                                            Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY                                          January 17, 2008              7

                   Cashier Report Prep                                       labeling and putting away food and supplies,        Office if you would like more information.

                                                                             recycling, washing dishes and making coffee.        Workslot requires a six-month commitment.
                   Monday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
                                                                             Sound like your dream come true? This job
                   This job is task-oriented, not time-oriented.
                   You will be sorting, organizing and labeling
                                                                             might be for you. Please speak to Adrianna in       Early Morning Receiving/
                                                                             the Membership Office, Monday through
                   paperwork generated by cashiers for a given
                                                                             Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm.
                                                                                                                                 Stocking Committees
                   day. Being detail oriented is a must, as is relia-                                                            Monday–Friday, 5:30, 6:00, and 7:00 a.m.
                   bility and a good attendance record. This is a                                                                Early morning Receiving/Stocking squads work
                   all paperwork job and does not involve the use            Attendance Recorders                                with Receiving Coordinators to receive deliveries
                   of a computer. You must be able to show up for            Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday,              and stock the store. These squads help to
                   your scheduled slots and/or find coverage for             6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.                              unload delivery trucks, organize products in the
                   your absences. Please speak to Michele Weimer             The Coop needs detail-oriented members to           basement, load carts, and stock shelves, bulk
                                                                             help maintain attendance recorders for Coop         bins, coolers and produce on the shopping floor.
                   Office Setup                                              workers. You will need to work independently,       You may be asked to stock perishables in the
                   Weekday mornings, 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.                  be self-motivated and reliable. Members will be     reach-in freezer or walk-in cooler. Boxes general-
                   Need an early riser with lots of energy to do a           trained for this position, and staff members are    ly weigh between 2–20 lbs., a few may weigh up
                   variety of physical tasks including: setting up           available for further assistance. Please speak to   to 50 lbs. Other duties include breaking down
                   tables and chairs, buying food and supplies,              any Office Coordinator in the Membership                                      CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

                                                                                                                            A l l A b o u t t h e
         C O O P CA L E N D A R                                                                                           G e n e r a l M e e t i n g

                                                                                                                       Our Governing Structure
                                                                                                                       From our inception in 1973 to the present, the open
                                                                                                                       monthly General Meetings have been at the center of the
                                                                                                                       Coop’s decision-making process. Since the Coop incor-
                                                                                                                       porated in 1977, we have been legally required to have a
                                                                                                                       Board of Directors. The Coop continued the tradition of
 New Member Orientations                                         General Meeting                                       General Meetings by requiring the Board to have open
                                                                                                                       meetings and to receive the advice of the members at
    Monday & Wednesday evenings: . . 7:30 p.m.                   TUE, JAN 29                                           General Meetings. The Board of Directors, which is
    Wednesday mornings: . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m.                                                                 required to act legally and responsibly, has approved
                                                                 GENERAL MEETING: 7:00 p.m.
    Sunday afternoons: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:00 p.m.                                                         almost every General Meeting decision at the end of
                                                                 The agenda appears in this issue and is available     every General Meeting. Board members are elected at
 Be sure to be here promptly—or early—as we                      as a flyer in the entryway.
 begin on time! The orientation takes about two                                                                        the Annual Meeting in June. Copies of the Coop’s bylaws
 hours. Please don't bring small children.                                                                             are available at the Coop Community Corner and at
                                                                 TUE, FEB 5                                            every General Meeting.
                                                                 AGENDA SUBMISSIONS: 8:00 p.m.
 Gazette Deadlines
                                                                 Submissions will be considered for the Feb 26         Next Meeting: Tuesday,
    Jan 31 issue:           7:00 p.m., Mon, Jan 21
                                                                 General Meeting.
                                                                                                                       January 29, 7:00 p.m.
    Feb 14 issue:           7:00 p.m., Mon, Feb 4                The Coop on Cable TV                                  The General Meeting is held on the last Tuesday of each
 CLASSIFIED ADS DEADLINE:                                        Inside the Park Slope Food Coop
    Jan 31 issue:           7:00 p.m., Wed, Jan 23               FRIDAYS 2:30 p.m. with a replay at 10:30 p.m.         Location
    Feb 14 issue:           7:00 p.m., Wed, Feb 6                Channels: 56 (TimeWarner), 69 (CableVision).
                                                                                                                       The temple house of Congregation Beth Elohim (Garfield
                                                                                                                       Temple), 274 Garfield Place.

                                                                                                                       How to Place an Item
                 Attend a GM                                            Park Slope Food Coop
                                                                                                                       on the Agenda
            and Receive Work Credit                                      Mission Statement
                                                                                                                       If you have something you’d like discussed at a General
    Since the Coop’s inception in 1973, the General                   The Park Slope Food Coop is a mem-               Meeting, please complete a submission form for the
Meeting has been our decision-making body. At the                     ber-owned and operated food store—an             Agenda Committee. Forms are available in the rack near
General Meeting (GM) members gather to make                           alternative to commercial profit-oriented
decisions and set Coop policy. The General-Meeting-for-
                                                                                                                       the Coop Community Corner bulletin board and at
                                                                      business. As members, we contribute our          General Meetings. Instructions and helpful information
workslot-credit program was created to increase
participation in the Coop’s decision-making process.
                                                                      labor: working together builds trust             on how to submit an item appear on the submission
    Following is an outline of the program. For full details, see     through cooperation and teamwork and             form. The Agenda Committee meets on the first Tuesday
the instruction sheets by the sign-up board.                          enables us to keep prices as low as possi-       of each month to plan the agenda for the GM held on the
• Advance Sign-up Required:                                           ble within the context of our values and
                                                                                                                       last Tuesday of the month. If you have a question, please
   To be eligible for workslot credit, you must add your              principles. Only members may shop, and
                                                                                                                       call Ellen Weinstat in the office.
name to the sign-up sheet in the elevator lobby.                      we share responsibilities and benefits
   Some restrictions to this program do apply. Please see             equally. We strive to be a responsible and
below for details.                                                    ethical employer and neighbor. We are a          Meeting Format
• Two GM attendance credits per year:                                 buying agent for our members and not a
  Each member may take advantage of the GM-for-
                                                                                                                       Warm Up (7:00 p.m.)
                                                                      selling agent for any industry. We are a part    • Meet the Coordinators
workslot-credit program two times per calendar year.
                                                                      of and support the cooperative movement.         • Enjoy some Coop snacks
• Certain Squads not eligible:                                        We offer a diversity of products with an
   Eligible: Shopping, Receiving/ Stocking, Food                                                                       • Submit Open Forum items
Processing, Office, Maintenance, Inventory, Construction,             emphasis on organic, minimally pro-              • Explore meeting literature
and FTOP committees. (Some Committees are omitted                     cessed and healthful foods. We seek to
because covering absent members is too difficult.)                    avoid products that depend on the                Open Forum (7:15 p.m.)
• Attend the entire GM:                                               exploitation of others. We support non-          Open Forum is a time for members to bring brief items
    In order to earn workslot credit you must be present              toxic, sustainable agriculture. We respect       to the General Meeting. If an item is more than brief, it
for the entire meeting.                                               the environment. We strive to reduce the         can be submitted to the Agenda Committee as an item
• Childcare can be provided at GMs:                                   impact of our lifestyles on the world we         for a future GM.
   Please notify an Office Coordinator in the Membership              share with other species and future genera-
Office at least one week prior to the meeting date.                   tions. We prefer to buy from local, earth-       Reports (7:30 p.m.)
• Signing in at the Meeting:                                          friendly producers. We recycle. We try to        • Financial Report
   1. After the meeting the Chair will provide the                    lead by example, educating ourselves and         • Coordinators’ Report
Workslot Credit Attendance Sheet.                                     others about health and nutrition, coopera-      • Committee Reports
   2.Please also sign in the attendance book that is
passed around during the meeting.                                     tion and the environment. We are com-            Agenda (8:00 p.m.)
                                                                      mitted to diversity and equality. We             • The agenda is posted at the Coop Community Corner
• Being Absent from the GM:
   It is possible to cancel without penalty. We do ask that           oppose discrimination in any form. We              and may also appear elsewhere in this issue.
you remove your name if you know cannot attend. Please                strive to make the Coop welcoming and
do not call the Membership Office with GM cancellations.              accessible to all and to respect the opin-       Wrap Up (9:30-9:45)
• Is it FTOP or a Make-up?                                            ions, needs and concerns of every member.        (unless there is a vote to extend the meeting)
  It depends on your work status at the time of the                   We seek to maximize participation at every       • Meeting evaluation
meeting.                                                              level, from policy making to running the         • Board of Directors vote
• Consider making a report…                                           store. We welcome all who respect these          • Announcements, etc. your Squad after you attend the meeting.                        values.
8        January 17, 2008                                          Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY

RETIREMENT—TIME                                    That cannot be said of most pack-       simplified salves to conscience that do
TO VOTE                                         aged foods, including those marked         not produce comprehensive solutions.
                                                “natural” or “organic”. Almost all pack-      Plastic in the environment is a              of sending. In the 11/22 edition of the
                                                aged foods contain added salt, sweet-      great and very grave problem. So is             paper, the story, “Hunger and Hope”
TO THE EDITOR:                                  ener or other preservative, let alone      commercialization of the food and               sang the praises of Heifer International.
   When I ran for the Coop Board, one           colors, texturizers and flavorings.        water supply. These deserve serious             However, I must disagree with the
of the changes that I wanted to make               Further, some food substances           and immediate attention. We need                writer’s stance on this as Heifer Interna-
was to allow retirement at age 55, along        packaged in plastic are harmful and        acceptable alternatives to all non-             tional is not the best way to feed peo-
with 20 years of service. Retirement has        objectionable in themselves. Take          biodegradable plastics; and we need             ple nor the most sustainable for the
now become a hot issue in the Coop.             meat and dairy, for instance. Animal       to de-centralize services.                      environment. In reality, animal dona-
   It is curious that Joe Holtz is so           food production is the main source of         However, in the long run, the crises         tion programs worsen global hunger.
adamant against a retirement policy.            water pollution and a major source of      we face can only be resolved by                 They force impoverished people to fun-
After all, the paid staff are allowed to        global warming. Furthermore, it is as      changing our way of life. Alternatives          nel resources (like grain and water)
retire—with pensions. Once again                well-established that animal food con-     are insufficient.                               through animals to produce much less
demonstrating that all members are              sumption is a major cause of several          Meantime, let’s not get diverted in          nourishment than they’d have if they
equal, some are just more equal than            of our most common and costly              petty quarrels about whose plastic is           just ate the grain and drank the water
others.                                         degenerative diseases as it was in the     to be retained!                                 directly. It takes up to 16 pounds of
   The time has come to put the issue           early 1990s that smoking is detrimen-         I only occasionally buy bottled              grain to produce just 1 pound of animal
of retirement to the entire Coop. It is         tal to health. Meat and cheese are sold    water at the Coop. It is more conve-            flesh. In addition, animals who are left
clear that no progress on retirement            in plastic. Should the Coop therefore      nient for me to get it close to home.           to graze often eat all the vegetation in
will be made by either the paid coor-           stop selling them? Should it butcher       More important, on a doctor’s order I           the surrounding area, which causes
dinators or their stackable General             animals for dispensing directly into       need distilled water. Distilled water is        more water run-off and leads to
Meeting. It is time for ALL of us to            containers supplied by members?            not available from the tap or from a fil-       drought. If one wanted to support oth-
vote on this issue.                                2. OBJECTION: Because tap water is      ter. A distiller is not a solution in every     ers through a food donating program,
   In the past, there have been Coop-           virtually equivalent to bottled water.     situation; nor is any filter 100% effec-        one could look to The Fruit Tree Planti-
wide votes on such issues as expansion,            RESPONSE: Pure water is not avail-      tive. Can the Coop buy distilled water?         ng Foundation or Food For Life.
meat and beer. Surely, this issue, which        able from city taps. Additives include                                   In cooperation,                               Victoria Booth
affects us all, is just as important.           chlorine and fluorides. These are com-                                 Daniel Marshall
   Please join me in demanding that             monly used as bacterial and rodent
ALL of us get a vote on the retirement          poisons. Some days so much chlorine                                                        RIDE SHARE
issue. Democracy—it’s a good thing.             is added that its tell-tale smell is       BOTTLED WATER II
                            Yours for Change,   strong. The web site of Lieberman and                                                      TO THE EDITOR:
                               David Meltzer    Blecher says: “Our industrial past has     TO THE EDITOR:                                     I’d like to suggest that a ride share
                                                left behind a legacy of dirty drinking        In the Linewaiters’ Gazette of Decem-        message board be added to the
                                                water, groundwater pollution and con-      ber 20, 2007, it was reported in the            Coop’s website. This could be similar
BOTTLED WATER I                                 taminated streams and rivers.” Indus-      excellent article on the November               to the shift swap message board that
                                                try pollutes, but there are other          GM, “H2WHOA! Water Debate at GM”                already exists there. People could link
TO THE EDITOR:                                  sources of contamination. Chemicals        that I had said: “The amount of oil it          up with others to share rides to the
   There is a well-coordinated appeal           are added for a reason.                    takes to make a plastic bottle would            Coop or work, thus cutting down on
currently to remove bottled water                  Lead and copper contamination           take up half of the bottle.” I actually         the environmental and health effects
from Coop shelves. Why water?                   from pipes is also a real consideration.   said that it would take up about a              of so many vehicles on the road. Pollu-
   1. OBJECTION: Because plastic                   Finally, the water supply, like all     third of the bottle and the reality is          tion from traffic contributes greatly to
water jugs contribute to pollution and          centralized services, is very vulnera-     that it would take up about a quarter           the already hazardous air quality in
global warming in production, trans-            ble. Bottled water is a resource           to a third of the bottle.                       New York City. Air pollution has been
port, and disposal.                             against accident or attack.                                                  Sincerely     linked to respiratory diseases, lung
   RESPONSE: Many other products                   3. OBJECTION: The water supply is                                  Lewis Friedman       cancer, cardiac problems and prema-
that the Coop sells are packaged in             becoming commercialized.                                                                   ture death. Vehicle emissions also
plastic. If properly regulated, water is           RESPONSE: As government and                                                             contribute to global warming. Then
at least pure, basic and unobjection-           society enter the age of environmental     FANTASY PRODUCE                                 there is the high cost of gas and the
able in itself.                                 awareness, I am concerned about over-                                                      ramifications of importing it from
                                                                                           TO THE EDITOR:                                  other countries, or potentially destroy-
                                                                                              Sylvia Lowenthal makes a plea for            ing pristine areas such as the northern
                         LETTERS POLICY                                                    more organic apples in a December               part of Alaska to drill for more oil. Ride
                                                                                           20, 2007 letter. Unfortunately, since           sharing is a relatively simple thing that
   We welcome letters from members.                 1. The Gazette will not publish        there are no organic apples in New              many of us can do, with great positive
Submission deadlines appear in the              hearsay—that is, allegations not           England, the Coop’s organic apples              impacts for everyone.
Coop Calendar. All letters will be              based on the author's first-hand           have to come from great distances,                                               Sincerely,
printed if they conform to the pub-             observation.                               either the other side of this country or                                    Cynthia Blayer
lished guidelines. We will not know-                2. Nor will we publish accusations     South America. The energy that goes
ingly publish articles which are racist,        that are not specific or are not sub-      into transporting and refrigerating
sexist or otherwise discriminatory              stantiated by factual assertions.          such product is unsustainable. The              MACHKNEESMO
   The maximum length for letters is                3. Copies of submissions that make     pollution created along the way is              Let it snow, let it sleet, let it blow, let
500 words. Letters must include your            substantive accusations against spe-       criminal. Simply put, organic apples               it freeze,
name and phone number and be                    cific individuals will be given to those   are environmentally untenable. Addi-            What you see all this winter’s a glut of
typed or very legibly handwritten. Edi-         persons to enable them to write a          tionally, the big organic growers are              bare knees.
tors will reject letters that are illegible     response, and both submissions and         monoculturalists, producing an                  They belong to the walkabout Boys of
or too long.                                    response will be published simultane-      extremely limited number of apple                  Park Slope
   You may submit on paper, typed or            ously. This means that the original        types and threatening genetic diversity         As they saunter the streets, somehow
very legibly handwritten, or via email          submission may not appear until the        in the name of profit. “Organic” has a             daring to cope
to or              issue after the one for which it was       nearly mystical aura about it, but the          With a wind chill of twenty or even of
on disk.                                        submitted.                                 food industry has done its best to cap-            zero,
                                                    The above applies to both articles     ture the word and use it for its own            Leading oldsters to sputter, My dear,
Anonymity                                       and letters. The only exceptions will      purposes. We need to move beyond                   oh my dear, oh.
   Unattributed letters will not be pub-        be articles by Gazette reporters which     organic when it comes to global                 For these “boys’” are no youngsters,
lished unless the Gazette knows the             will be required to include the            warming, petroleum use and industrial              not by a long shot
identity of the writer, and therefore           response within the article itself.        farming. The Coop needs to stop pro-            Nor are they a species that time has
must be signed when submitted (giv-                                                        viding fantasy produce from thou-                  forgot.
ing phone number). Such letters will be         Respect                                    sands of miles away.                            These are men plainly thirties and
published only where a reason is given             Letters must not be personally                                       Respectfully,         forties and fifties,
to the editor as to why public identifi-        derogatory or insulting, even when                                    Matthew Wills        So eternal youth is not one of their
cation of the writer would impose an            strongly criticizing an individual mem-                                                       gifties,
unfair burden of embarrassment or dif-          ber's actions. Letter writers must refer                                                   Though observing the group as they
ficulty. Such letters must relate to            to other people with respect, refrain      THE COST OF A                                      walk in their shorts
Coop issues and avoid any non-con-              from calling someone by a nickname                                                         (Just as if they were guests at posh
structive, non-cooperative language.            that the person never uses himself or
                                                                                           POUND OF FLESH                                     summer resorts)
                                                herself, and refrain from comparing                                                        Makes you wonder what drives them
Fairness                                        other people to odious figures like        TO THE EDITOR:                                     to go in bare legs.
In order to provide fair, comprehen-            Hitler or Idi Amin.                           This letter is being sent a bit past         Too much vino? Excessive time spent
sive, factual coverage:                                                                    when I wanted to but the premise is                with beer kegs?
                                                                                           still relevant so I felt it was still worthy    Seeing them for the first time makes
                                                                                        Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY                                                                    January 17, 2008                9

                                                            (come 15 minutes earlier!, be fore-                           themselves as the only valid Board                     they are as follows. You may get the
                                                            warned small courtroom, security                              until the court case is ended. On Jan-                 locations from me or probably from
   some think they’re runners,                              downstairs, slow elevators, etc.)                             uary 25th (open to the public) they          
Yet they’re no more that than they’re                           80 Centre Street                                          will meet to elect six new Directors to                   10:30 a.m. Thursday January 24th—
   aircraft gunners,                                            Part 23 (3rd floor, room 320)                             the National Board (the de facto Board                 State Supreme Court (as above)
For as any Park Sloper can obviously                            Judge Braun’s courtroom                                   of Directors) in contrast to the differ-                  Friday January 25th—Legal Board
   tell,                                                        Your presence and prayers will be                         ent six directors who will be elected                  at National Board meeting
The bare-legged battalion are clien-                        much appreciated and will do a lot of                         by the “full” (and illegal) Board,                        For information and updates: join
   tele                                                     good. The ballots were impounded at                           which is also meeting. Are we having          or
Of the Food Coop or Key Food, whose                         the Peck Slip Station Post Office a                           fun yet?                                     , go
   bulky groceries                                          couple of blocks north of Fulton                                 In any case if you want to see what a               to, or look at
They are carrying home in their carts                       Street. On November 19th. They will                           Divided Papacy looks like the video of        or, or
   with great ease;                                         not be opened until the Court is                              the December 27th meeting is available by              watch for
Or they’re back from a bank, either                         assured that everyone who asked for a                         searching for “07-12-27 WBAI” on                       all the latest videos.
   Chase or Astoria,                                        ballot gets one and has a chance to                  and you will find it                        In solidarity and defeat, ———- :) —
Always looking much gladder, not a                          fill it out and mail it in.                                   right away. All of the events are open to                                            ———- Albert
   whit any soria,                                              The Court ordered a conference on                         the public and relatively safe despite                       718-768-9079—
With their bellies sucked in and their                      Nov. 27 and arguments to show                                 all the screaming and posturing and                                          
   shoulders held back,                                     cause on Nov. 29, where the Defen-
All leg muscles a-bulge wholly                              dant’s lawyer, Dan Silverman, did not
   prepped for attack.                                      even submit papers, claiming he just
They’re determined to show no
   effects of the cold,
Being made from a sturdier, manlier
                                                            got the case, even though the sum-
                                                            monses were hand delivered on
                                                            November 17 and 18. The Order to
                                                                                                                                 REPORTERS WANTED
                                                                                                                              Job Description
   mold,                                                    Show Cause was issued with Defen-                                 We have four distinct Gazette teams—each producing an issue every eight weeks. You will
And the shorter the covering, the                           dant having until December 20 to file                             develop and produce an article about the Coop in cooperation with your team’s editor every
   taller they reach,                                       papers and the next court appear-                                 eight weeks.
These amazing specimens of Snowy                            ance was set for January 24th, as                                 Seeking to Diversify the Gazette Staff
   Beach.                                                   above. We hope you can help us Pack                               The Gazette is looking for qualified reporters. We are interested
So here’s to the guys in the winter-                        the Court on that date.                                           in using this opportunity to diversify our staff. We believe that we
   time cut-offs                                                If anyone wants to get in touch with                          can enrich the quality of the Gazette and serve the membership
For whom macho means more than                              the plaintiffs, message me and I will                             better with a reporting and editing staff that more closely resem-
   does freezing their butt offs.                           forward your queries. Legal help will                             bles the mix of Coop members.
                            Leon Freilich                   also be appreciated!                                              For More Information
                                                                The screaming crescendo has                                   If you would like to speak to an editor or another reporter to learn
                                                            degenerated to a smoldering                                       more about the job, please contact Karen Mancuso in the
FREE RADIO                                                  expectancy as we await these events.                              Membership Office or email her at
TO ALL INDEPENDENT-                                         But no one is growing grass under                                 To Apply
THINKING LOVERS OF FREE                                     their feet! Omowale Clay made what                                Please send a letter of application and two writing samples to Your
RADIO:                                                      sounds like a death threat against                                letter should state your qualifications, your Coop history, relevant experience and why you
                                                            Mitchel Cohen and most amazingly:                                 would like to report for the Coop. Your application will be acknowledged and forwarded to the
  Please come to court on THURS-                            The 12 members of the Board whose                                 coordinating editors, Stephanie Golden and Erik Lewis.
DAY, January 24, 2007, 10:30 a.m.                           terms have not expired constituted

  Coop Job Opening:
  General Coordinator
  We are looking for someone to join our Coop management team of General Coordinators. The ideal candidate
  would have significant experience in systems project management, preferably utilizing project management and
  collaboration software to achieve results. Responsibilities would include management of a team of three staff
  engineers, organization and planning of current and future hardware/software projects and needs, implementa-
  tion and launch planning of projects, training, documentation of all current systems and programs. An additional
  objective is the development of an environment that facilitates and coordinates member labor to improve and
  expand the software tools available to Coop staff and members. Familiarity with a Mac environment, networking,
  security, and backup applications is a plus.
  Equally important, the ideal candidate should be able to contribute to the General Coordinator management
  team by possessing many of the following qualities:
     •   Consistently brings to bear excellent judgment in management decision-making.
     •   Takes initiative and provides leadership in strategic planning and implementation.
     •   Understands short and long-term financial planning.
     •   Displays both excellent oral and written communication skills.
     •   Possesses the interpersonal skills to work well with a broad, diverse range of co-workers and members.

  Work Schedule
  Average work week of 45-50 hours, some evening meetings required.

  The General Coordinator salary is $71,645.00 plus a COLA increase in February 2008.

     •   Four paid holidays: July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day
     •   Five weeks vacation
     •   Health & Personal paid time
     •   Health insurance and long-term disability insurance, fully paid by the Coop
     •   Defined benefit pension plan, fully paid by the Coop

  How to Apply
  Please provide a cover letter with your resume stating why you would like to be hired for this position and how your
  qualifications, skills, and experience will benefit the Coop.
  Submit materials by February 15, 2008. Applicants must be current members with at least one year of member-
  ship in this Coop. Please address to: Personnel Committee, Park Slope Food Coop, 782 Union Street, Brooklyn,
  NY 11215.

  We are seeking an applicant pool that reflects the diversity of the Coop’s membership.
  FYI: Our production and development environments include:
  Operating Systems: Mac OS (9 and X), RedHat Linux (Fedora, CentOS), Solaris, and Windows XP
  Development software tools: Omnis7/Studio with DML and/or SQL implementations, Java, SQL, PHP, and Perl
  Point of Sale equipment: i386 based Linux registers and servers, Ingenico pinpads, Epson receipt printers, Magellan & Symbol scanner/scales, and Hobart
  food processing scales
  Network Infrastructure: Ethernet, TCP/IP
  Network Services: pfSense Firewall, AFP/SMB via OS X and Linux, HTTP via Apache/Linux, MySQL via Linux and OS X, DNS via OS X and Solaris, SMTP via OS X
10             January 17, 2008                                                                  Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY

                                               COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Community calendar listings are free. Please submit your listings in 50 words or less by mail, the mailslot in
the entry vestibule, or Submission deadlines are the same as for classified
ads. Please refer to the Coop Calendar in the center of this issue.                    *Denotes a Coop member.

                                                                 Overview of twin ideals of human dig-        Pre-registration required. Park Slope
            SAT, JAN 19                                          nity and protection of life, as well as      Jewish Center, 1320 8th Ave. at 14th St.,
PEOPLE’S VOICE CAFE: Sharon Katz &                               current Israeli & American policy.           1 p.m. Contact: 718-768-1453 or
the Peace Train at the Workmen’s Cir-                            Rabbi Melissa Weintraub. Park Slope
cle, 45 E 33rd St (btwn Madison &                                Jewish Center, 1320 8th Ave. at 14th St.,
Park), 8:00–10:30 p.m. Wheelchair-                               8:30 p.m. For more info & to RSVP con-
                                                                 tact: 718-768-1453 or                   SAT, FEB 2
accessible. For info, call 212-787-3903
or visit                                                                            CLOTHING & TEXTILE RECYCLING:
Suggested donation: $12 general/$9                                              SAT, JAN 26                   Donate used clothing, shoes, boots,
members/more if you choose, less if                                                                           hats, jackets, towels, bedding & linens
you can’t. No one turned away.                                   CLOTHING & TEXTILE RECYCLING:                for reuse or recycling. Grand Army
                                                                 Donate used clothing, shoes, boots,          Plaza Greenmarket, every Saturday
                                                                 hats, jackets, towels, bedding & linens      through March, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. For
Donate used clothing, shoes, boots,
                                                                 for reuse or recycling. Grand Army           more info, visit
hats, jackets, towels, bedding & linens
                                                                 Plaza Greenmarket, every Saturday
for reuse or recycling. Grand Army
                                                                 through March, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. For
Plaza Greenmarket, every Saturday                                                                                       MON, FEB 4
                                                                 more info, visit
through March, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. For
more info, visit                                                                                A SONG OF ASCENTS: A Spiritual
                                                                                SAT, JAN 26                   Journey Back to Judaism. Join Rachel
CERULEAN QUARTET CONCERT:                                                                                     Ravitz*, singer & storyteller, as she
Haydn, op. 20, no. 2 Dvorak, Terzetto                            COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT & COM-                 shares her fascinating journey through
Shostakovich, Quartet no. 8. At the                              BATANT/CIVILIAN DISTINCTIONS:                the world’s major religious traditions
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th                          Advanced text study on battlefield           back to her Jewish roots. This is an
Street (btwn 5th & 6th aves.), 8:00 p.m.                         ethics in Jewish law. What do Jewish         evening for women. Ravitz shares her
                                                                 texts teach about constraints around         songs and stories in communities
            FRI, JAN 25                                          the imperative to defend life, “collec-      throughout the Northeastern U.S. $12,
                                                                 tive punishment” & “combatant/civil-         Chabad Loft @ 182 5th Ave., 2nd Floor
HUMAN DIGNITY, DEFENSE OF LIFE                                   ian” distinctions? Rabbi Melissa             (just South of 23rd St. in Manhattan),
& TICKING BOMBS TORTURE IN JEW-                                  Weintraub. Comfort with original rab-        7 p.m. Information: 347-245-0606 or
ISH LIFE & VALUES: How humanely                                  binic texts required. $15 members, $25
must we treat enemies during wartime?                            nonmembers, $10 seniors/students.

                                                        WORKSLOT NEEDS
   CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7                                                                    tions are vital. Experience with food prep is a
                                                                                            plus for working in the kitchen. Please contact
   cardboard for recycling, preparing produce for                                           Camille Scuria in the Membership Office if inter-
   display, and general cleaning. You will have the                                         ested.
   opportunity to work closely with our produce
   buyers and learn a lot about the produce the                                             General Ledger Confirmation
   Coop sells.                                                                              Monday, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
                                                                                            The General Ledger Confirmation workslot con-
   CHIPS Soup Kitchen                                                                       sists of running a calculator tape to verify the
   Monday, Tuesday or Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to                                                work of the GL bookkeeper and troubleshooting
   11:45 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.                                                           any problems in the confirmation tape.
   CHIPS serves a daily meal to the home-                                                          Facility with numbers and working with
   less, needy and hungry at their storefront                                                        an adding machine are necessary skills
   soup kitchen located at 4th Avenue                                                                   for this workslot. Bookkeeping jobs
   and Sackett Street. Workslots prepar-                                                                  are task oriented, not time orient-
   ing food, helping serve meals and                                                                       ed. There is some flexibility for
   cleaning-up are available to Coop                                                                        when this job needs to be com-
   members who have been a mem-                                                                               pleted. A six-month commit-
   ber for at least six months. Coop                                                                          ment to the workslot is
   members will work alongside other                                                                         required. Please speak to Andie
   volunteers at CHIPS. Reliability,                                                                         Taras through the Membership
   cooperation and ability to take direc-                                                                  Office if you are interested.


 MEDIATION                                                                                                                                                                   WITH         MORAIMA SUAREZ

          WITH          ANDREW GARY FELDMAN
   A spirited, interactive workshop on the                                                                                                                              Is there someone you need to forgive?
    benefits of mediation where you will:                                                                                                                       Holding on to feelings of hurt, guilt, resentment,
                                                                                                                                                              blame, anger and the need to punish binds up a lot
  • Learn how to change                                                                                                                                      of your own energy and keeps you locked in the past,
    the quality of conflict                                                                                                                                             instead of being fully present.
    interactions from negative                                                                                                                                  The Forgiveness Process allows you to release
    and destructive, to positive                                                                                                                           these negative feelings and completes your own healing.
    and constructive.                                                                                                                                                              LEARN TO:
  • Learn how to go from                                                                                                                                                  • Forgive yourself and others
                                                                                                                                                                • Focus and use the power of unconditional love
    being fearful and
                                                                                                                                                                        • Align your head and your heart
    defensive, to confident
                                                                                                                                                              • Use the power and energy of love to relieve stress
    and considerate.
                                                                                                                                                             • Participate in a group unconditional love meditation
  • Learn how to act from strength, while staying
                                                                                                                                                          Moraima Suarez is a Coop member, certified Holoenergetic ® Healing
                                                                                                                                                          Practitioner, certified Bowen Therapist, and Reiki practitioner. She has studied
         Andrew Gary Feldman joined the Coop in 1979                                                                                                      and practiced the healing arts for over 20 years and her healing practice in
              and has been mediating since 1998.                                                                                                          the Park Slope vicinity.

     FREE                                      Sunday, February 10                                                                                         FREE                                      Saturday, February 16
     Non-members welcome                        12:00 at the Coop                                                                                          Non-members welcome                       2:00 – 4:00 at the Coop
   Views expressed by the presenter do not necessarily represent the Park Slope Food Coop                                                                 Views expressed by the presenter do not necessarily represent the Park Slope Food Coop
                                                                         Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY                               January 17, 2008   11

  To Submit Classified or Display Ads:
     Ads may be placed on behalf of Coop members only. Classified ads are prepaid at $15 per inser-
  tion, business card ads at $30. (Ads in the “Merchandise–Non-commercial” category are free.) All
  ads must be written on a submission form. Classified ads may be up to 315 characters and spaces.
  Display ads must be camera-ready and business card size (2" x 3.5" horizontal).
     Submission forms are available in a wallpocket near the elevator.

                                                                 COMPUTER HELP-CALL NY GEEK GIRLS. Setup & file
              CLASSES/GROUPS                                     transfer; hardware & software issues; data recovery; virus-
YOGA WITH MINA. Feel great, be strong, find peace and            es & pop-ups; networking; printer/file sharing; training;
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nient Park Slope locations. 212-427-2324.                        up/drop off. References, reasonable rates. Longtime Coop
                                                                 member. 347-351-3031 or
DRUMSET AND RHYTHM LESSONS with world-class pro-
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writing, outlining, body language, relaxation, etc. Ongoing      isfied customers. Great Coop references. 718-670-7071.
classes. Next Brkln class begins Sat. Feb. 2 @ BAX, 421 5th
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dous” “Exceptional!” “Fantastic on-camera feedback.” Lau-        those boxes and back into your life or let us do it with you 718-832-5482 or 718-440-1550.              or for you! A box isn’t any place to keep a life. Memories
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                  EMPLOYMENT                                     ATTORNEY—Experienced personal injury trial lawyer rep-
HELP WANTED: part-time master’s level mental health              resenting injured bicyclists and other accident victims.
clinician to work with homeless mentally ill women at the        Limited caseload to ensure maximum compensation.
Park Slope Women’s Shelter. Innovative project helps             Member of NYSTLA and ATLA. No recovery, no fee. Free
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STAY WARM THIS WINTER – Cashmere camel coat from                 HOLISTIC DOCTOR in Naturopathy stimulates body’s nat-
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er), playful, empathetic, affectionate, supportive, happy with   homeopathy, temporo-mandibular (TM) joint therapy &
herself and is looking to laugh & receive hugs. I am a long-     much more. For a no-obligation free initial oral examina-
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email me, Marty 917-273-3213 or
                                                                 HOLISTIC OPTOMETRY: Most eye doctors treat patients
                                                                 symptomatically by prescribing ever-increasing prescrip-
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                                                                 Some of the symptoms that can be treated include
WARM UP YOUR HOME with a sweet kitty. Emily was res-             headaches, eye fatigue, computer discomfort, learning
cued from a parking lot. She’s an adult black-and-white,         disabilities. Convenient Park Slope location. Dr. Jerry Win-
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12       January 17, 2008                                      Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn, NY

                                                                Meet Your
                                                                                  WITH      A LLAN N OVICK
                                                              The fundamental nature of mind is stable, strong
                                                                   and clear—yet these qualities become
                                                               obscured by the stress and speed of our lives.                                           Park Slope Food Coop
                                                                      Meditation opens and calms the mind.                                                  in the News!
                                                                                                                                                  Coop member and freelance business writer Ann Monroe is
                                                                 This is a basic meditation class for beginners,
                                                                  and for anyone who would like a renewed                                         the author of Walk the Talk, a seven-part multimedia
                                                                        understanding of the technique.                                           series on MSN Money, in which she explores the green
                                                         Allan Novick, has practiced meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist
                                                                                                                                                  stuff in relation to the green movement. In one video
                                                         tradition since 1975 and is a certified meditation instructor in that                    segment titled “Go Shopping With Ann,” Ann takes the
                                                         tradition. He lives in Park Slope, has been a Coop member for 14
                                                         yars, and works as a psychologist for the NYC Dep. of Education
                                                                                                                                                  viewer on a tour of the Coop where she shows off our great
                                                                                                                                                  products and low prices. Check it out at: http://articles.
                                                        FREE                                          Friday, February 8                          moneycentral.
                                                        Non-members welcome                         7:30 p.m. at the Coop                         Trading/CostOfEatingGreen_SeriesHome.aspx
                                                         Views expressed by the presenter do not necessarily represent the Park Slope Food Coop

                                                                                                                Early Closing
                                                          The Coop will be closing early for shopping at 5 pm on Sunday, February 3 so that we can
                                                           conduct our annual Coop-wide inventory. Some shifts will be affected, others will not.
                                                            Please help inform the membership about this early closing by telling your Coop housemates
                                                            and friends.
                                                            Members whose shifts are affected by the closing will be contacted by the Membership Office.

         A warm welcome to these new Coop members who have joined us in the last two weeks. We’re glad you’ve decided to be a part of our community.

     Alejandra Ayala          Ariana Cohen-Halber-         Ferdinando Holthaus                                Suzanne McCaffrey                   Patrick Rorick                 Megan Sipe
     Dan Acton                  stam                       Shyda Hoque                                        Marcel Menges                       Heather Rose                   Cecilia Smith
     Kristina Alexander       Robbie Cooper                Shaoling Hu                                        Liz Montgomery                      Jackie Rosenthal               David Smith
     Julia Allen              Aja Davis                    Anne Hubben                                        Alexandra Munoz                     Katie Rosenthal                Shana Spitzman
      Malick Antoine          Jody deBest-Holthaus         Page Hubben                                        Kamala Nair                         Gregory Rosewell               Charles Star
     Dionne Avery             Samuel DeFranceSchi          Heiner Huntemann                                   Kristine Nesburg                    David Ross                     Stephanie Sunwoo
     Sonia Banner             J.R. Delia                   Ari Jort                                           Morgan Noble                        Morgane Rouault                Victoria Sweat
     Judy Bartlett            Jeremy Dillahunt             Fergus Kaiser                                      Thom O’Hearn                        Emanuel Rudy                   Colin Talbot
     Marianne Bell            Natasha Dillahunt            Lon Kaiser                                         Jose Olivera                        Emily Ryan                     Natalie Thomas
     Stephanie Bencin         Rob Eisenstat                Stacey Kalish                                      Danielle Paddock                    Anne Sandler                   Cameron Tonkinwise
     Delphine Berthellier     Meghan Eison-Farkas          Miriam Kalman                                      Helene Park                         Geri Saxe                      Sophie Tonkinwise
     Eva Boster               Holly Evans                  Chris Karwowski                                    Jane Parrott                        Ruth Sebag                     Jerry Treglia
     Nathalie Bouillon        Laura Evans                  Heather Kinlaw                                     Rachel Parsons                      Benjamin Seigel                Brittany VanDover
     Claire Brassil           Benjamin Farkas              Kate Kirby                                         Rebecca Pedinotti                   Lisa Seigel                    Andrea Vaszko
     Doris Brautigan          Rachel Jayne Filippetti      Emily Klass                                        Jacqueline Piacentino               Sapna Shah                     Ellen Vaz
     Shatikwa Brown           Cari Friedman                Arlene Kriv                                        Marcelo Piza                        Jessica Sheldon                Debra Warshaw
     Jaine Canizares          Paris R. Gamble              Brock Labrenz                                      Sonia Placide                       William Sherr                  Leah Wienhold
     Kalma Charles            Denise Ganjou                Fara Lazerus                                       Ulrick Placide                      Elana Shneyer                  Sam Withrow
     Nelise Charles           Estevan Garcia               Mollie Lorberbaum                                  Sarit Platkin                       Dwight Simmons                 Taqiy Witter
     Todd Clark               Colleen Gillespie            Lenore Los Kamp                                    Jennifer Presant                    Paulanne Simmons               Sara Zick
     Connie Coady             Michael Goodstein            Juliana Marx                                       Robin Rae Raddatz                   Robert Simmons
                              Nobuko Hasegawa              Wolpe Matt                                         Dean Rodgers                        Daniel Simon

                                                                             THANK YOU!
                              Thank you to the following members for referring friends who joined the Coop in the last two weeks.

     Alejandra Ayala          Edible Brooklyn              Lola Kalma                                         Julia McComiskey                    Rachel Ravitz                  Max Stein
     Eric Bradley             Anya Estrov                  Jennifer Kline                                     Mike McComiskey                     Ziv Ravitz                     Amy Stevenson
     Caitlin Brady            Rob Fields                   Clara Latham                                       Nora McComiskey                     Rebecca                        Krisan Swaminathan
     Diane K. Brown           Emma Firth                   David Le                                           Carrie McLaren                      Sara Rottenberg                Heather Thomason
     Juanita Brunk            Jennifer Friedman            Levenberg Family                                   Michele                             Anya Rous                      Todd
     Heather Bryant           Laura Friedman               Jojo Li                                            Abigail Miller                      Sarah Sajda                    Victoria
     Julia C.                 Crystal Gaudio               Deborah List                                       Kim Miller                          Meg Schlefer                   Mary Vonckx
     Cami                     Helen Gyger                  Heather M.                                         Chad Nackers                        Emily Sharrock                 Adam Weinstock
     Robert Childs            Diego Hadis                  Nicki Marshall                                     Shanti Nayak                        Abigail Shepard                Sasha Weiss
     Deanna Christman         Jolie Holland                Maya                                               Malika Owusu-Hassan                 April Silver                   Sarrah Weston
     Bridgett Davis           Hilary Jacobs                Marilyn Maywald                                    Blaine Perry                        Tessa Silver                   Mera White
     Sara Dimmick             Jenny W.                     Riccardo Mazzei                                    Monique Perry                       Nicole Simon                   Han Yu
     Julie Dohrma             Adrian Jones                 Melissa Mazzie                                     Raphael                             Jeanne Solomon

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