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Celebrating Disney at Alexander's Fine Art for Kids and Adults

Original post made by Claudette McDermott on Mar 7, 2009

Something for the Family in Downtown Pleasanton! A few pieces are on display NOW. Special event for kids in the patio and adults alike at Alexander's Fine Art Saturday March 14 1-4pm. See detail below and enjoy the day.

Come Celebrate the Art of Disney
Disney Art On Main Alexander's
Date: Saturday, March 14th
Time: 1-4pm
608 Main Street, Downtown Pleasanton
Event Highlights... Debuting Thomas Kinkade's Disney Dream Collection"Pinocchio Wishes Upon A Star" and "Snow White Discovers The Cottage" (availability limited). Enter to Win "Pinocchio Wishes Upon A Star" paper limited edition by Thomas Kinkade and Pinocchio's 70th Anniversary DVD. Please join us for an afternoon of fun and refreshments
RSVP: 925.846.6015 or by March 11th. Thank You!

If there are anyother kid friendly events happening soon, please list it here.


Posted by resident, a resident of Downtown
on Mar 7, 2009 at 5:35 pm

This is a grab at free advertising. Pay for the ad, don't pretend to make it a "feature story".

Posted by Claudette McDermott, a resident of Del Prado
on Mar 10, 2009 at 10:43 am

Excuse, me, I am reporting on Family oriented things with this article....and if you are not interested just move on.... Perhaps you are another merchant? Want more attention? Have something for the family and I'll mention it too. Alexander's Fine Art can afford their own advertising they don't need me :)

Posted by Mike, a resident of Ruby Hill
on Mar 10, 2009 at 10:53 pm

Hey Resident,

Want to have some fun, see how many further articles this person posts without promoting art or her own art-related website.

I'd challenge her not to write another article promoting art or mentioning her website or business for the next 12 months. She won't be able to do it.

Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 11, 2009 at 8:31 am

What is an artist supposed to blog about? Mechanical engineering?

Posted by Robert, a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Mar 11, 2009 at 11:18 am

Is this a blog or her own article? None of her articles are really of any interest. The only feedback she has received was when she insulted the Irish!

Posted by David, a resident of Downtown
on Mar 11, 2009 at 4:20 pm

It's a blog. She says she's "giving this column my time Freely..."

Posted by Claudette McDermott, a resident of Happy Valley
on Mar 11, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Mike, you're a funny guy :) Perhaps we can arm wrestle about it :)

Stacey, you're on target. Thanks. That is one of the reasons I got this column. I'm a business person, have owned a business downtown, a resident of Pleasanton, they enjoyed my previous takes on various subjects I have commented on.....

Robert, these are my own articles called "Reflections" that I blog and carry on conversations with those on the topics I choose to create. I've had Feedback on all of my articles. I never insulted the irish (my husband and family members are Irish from Ireland). Those that wanted to jump to that conclusion were very insulting. St. Patricks Day belongs to Everyone, not just the Irish.

David, you're on target. Thanks. I do give my time freely here at Pleasanton Weekly Online.

Posted by Claudette McDermott, a resident of Happy Valley
on Mar 11, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Many articles don't need feedback. They are for informational purposes only, but the public is welcome to comment on any as long as they are "Respectful and Truthful in their postings.

Posted by Ann, a resident of Grey Eagle Estates
on Mar 11, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Stacey -

Out of curiosity I looked back in this person's posts. It is not an artists blog. Here is what she claimed:

"Aloha to all of you and welcome to "Reflections." I'll be posting a variety of topics to Reflect on and I hope you will converse with me by commenting when you feel compelled."

Then she stuffed in plugs for her art business, just like the one person stated here earlier.

Notice how she doesn't take the challenge above, to avoid art-related posts for the next 12 months.

Posted by David, a resident of Downtown
on Mar 12, 2009 at 8:50 am

Claudette, how did you get connected to the Pleasanton Weekly? I have read your blogs, and I would LOVE to know who I can speak too. I have alot of topics and would love to be the one who takes over your column for you.

Posted by Claudette McDermott, a resident of California Reflections
on Mar 12, 2009 at 11:15 am

I think my next article will be on "Internet Bullies" and "Cyber Bashing" something a few of us are well aware of. Some people prowl the internet for opportunities to take advantage of chat rooms, blog boards.... and behind the skirts of anonymity they feed on those around them, those they feel are vulnerable... just remember "Internet Bullies and Cyber Bashers" there will come a time that you too become the prey. There is always someone bigger and nastier out there just waiting for you.

Posted by No name, a resident of California Reflections
on Mar 12, 2009 at 11:17 am

You see anyone can choose any name and any community and say just about anything... even me.

Posted by Claudette McDermott, a resident of California Reflections
on Mar 12, 2009 at 11:42 am

Here is an article that addresses this internet style of bashing. It is mainly information on school age kids but many of those school age children unfortunately grow up to be adult bashers too. Be aware and take care.

Web Link