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Fencing: Steps to Success (Steps to Success Activity)
Fencing: Steps to Success covers all of the essential skills of the epee and foil forms of fencing. This book will serve as the perfect training guide for less experienced fencers and students of fencing, as well as a valuable reference for instructors of this highly technical sport.
One of the most recognized fencing figures in the United States, author Elaine Cheris shares her expertise as both a fencer and instructor. In each progressive learning step, she carefully describes each major skill, presents sequential illustrations (approximately 150 in all) to show how to perform the skill, and then provides a series of drills to refine the skills through practice. The book's step-by-step teaching method is both challenging and fun for the student, promoting skills development and motivation to learn more. It's the perfect technique-development guide and a valuable reference.
Having made the U.S. Olympic team in both epee and foil, Cheris covers both forms in this book, giving you a well-rounded introduction to the sport. A highly accomplished instructor, Cheris owns and operates the Cheyenne Fencing Society and has been the chairperson for two World Championships. She has instructed many notable students, including pop music stars Neil Diamond and Jimmy Buffett.
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Citizens Savings Bank
The Bowery, Chinatown, New York City, New York, United States The monumental Beaux-Arts style building at the southwest corner of the Bowery and Canal Street was designed in 1922 by the respected architect Clarence W. Brazer (1880-1956) for the Citizens Savings Bank and completed in 1924. Chartered by the State of New York in 1860 to provide banking services to the small depositor, the Citizens Savings Bank moved to this location in 1862. The bank's business increased throughout the 19th century and by the 1920s bank officials determined that a larger building was required. During a two year period, construction took place "under, around and over the existing building" to avoid disrupting daily operations of the bank. The Citizens Savings Bank is a fine example of the Beaux-Arts style bank building of the late 19th and early 20th century. Brazer's restrained interpretation of classical precedents conveyed a sense of financial strength and stability while not overwhelming the bank's depositors. Four monumental arched windows (one now infilled) provided natural light to the banking room. The street facades have Renaissance- inspired rusticated bases above which the windows are enframed by paired pilasters supporting an entablature in the Roman Doric order. Above the banking room an octagonal clerestory surmounted by the bank's signature dome (reroofed in aluminum) denotes the transition from public to private space. To further identify the building and its purpose, the cornice of the Bowery facade is adorned with stone sculptures by Charles Keck that were drawn from elements found in the Citizens Savings Bank seal. The central grouping, a wreathed clock with an eagle and seated figures of a Native American and a sailor, and beehives, the traditional symbols of thrift, were intended to be easily visible to commuters on the Third Avenue El (now demolished) and travelers on the Manhattan Bridge. Due to its prominent location, height, massing, and design, the Citizens Savings Bank, now a branch of HSBC, remains a visual anchor for commuters and the surrounding community. DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS The Development of the Bowery Once a major Native American trail, the Bowery in the mid-18th century was the main road connecting the farms in Harlem and Manhattanville to the city and formed part of the Boston Post Road linking New York to Boston. After the American Revolution the area developed rapidly and by the 1830s, virtually the entire area had been transformed into a bustling urban neighborhood. For a time the Bowery was one of the city's fashionable addresses; by the 1840s, the wealthy merchants and middle-class families migrated out of the neighborhood, replaced by waves of working-class Irish and German immigrants fleeing famine and revolution in their homelands. These in their turn were replaced by Eastern European Jews, Italians, and Chinese as the century came to a close. After the Civil War, the Bowery became known for its cheap amusements - some wholesome, some not - as music halls, dramatic theaters, and German beer halls shared the street with bars, pawnbrokers, medicine shows, confidence men, shady merchants staging "mock auctions," and "museums" featuring sword swallowers, exotic animals, and scantily clad women. With the opening of the Third Avenue Elevated along the Bowery in 1878, the street was cast into permanent shadow, and pedestrians were showered with hot cinders from the steam trains running above. Nevertheless through the 19th century the Bowery remained "the liveliest mile on the face of the earth." Despite its honky-tonk reputation, the Bowery also functioned as "the grand avenue of the respectable lower classes," where Federal-era residences, some converted to saloons and boarding houses, stood cheek-by-jowl with grand architectural showpieces constructed by the neighborhood's financial and cultural institutions, such as the Young Men's Institute Building of the YMCA (Bradford L. Gilbert, 1884-85) at No. 222; Bowery Savings Bank (McKim, Mead & White, 1893-95) at No. 130; and Germania Bank (Robert Maynicke, 1898-99) at No. 190 (all designated New York City Landmarks). In the 20th century, the Bowery became notorious as a "skid row" lined with flophouses and vagrants, but at the same time, because of low rents, became one of New York's centers of such specialty shops as lighting fixtures and restaurant equipment. The elevated railway line, reconstructed in the middle of the Bowery in 1916 and finally demolished in 1955, helped to deter the redevelopment of this area for decades. History of the Citizens Savings Bank In 1860, New York City had a population of approximately 800,000, including a large number of Irish and German immigrants who had begun arriving in the city in the 1840s. Transportation services had improved with various street car, omnibus, and stage routes, including the Third Avenue street car that ranRoses in January: 21/31
Dad, Ethan, Naomi, Joshua, Isaac, and Caleb all played the game Apples to Apples with me tonight. It's one of my favorite word games. I have 2 kinds of favorite games--word games and speed games. Some of my favorite speed games are Blink, Dutch Blitz, Ultimate Uno, and PIT. Favorite word games are Catchphrase, Taboo, Apples to Apples, and the Dictionary game. Oddly enough, I've never cared for Scrabble or Crossword Puzzles. I do enjoy word searches though. Mama has never been a game person. You can occasionally get her to play Chinese Checkers. I used to dislike Chinese Checkers because we played on a plastic board with glass marbles. The slightest jar would send the marbles everywhere. Then we got a wooden board with pegs at a garage sale and I found out that I actually really enjoyed the game! Equipment can make a big difference, I guess. Dad will never ask to play a game and usually has to be persuaded, but he seems to enjoy himself. He is a lot of fun to play with. Games I don't care for because they take forever and often end in stalemates are Risk and Monopoly. If they don't end in a stalemate it ends with one person decimating everyone else but it's always a prolonged death requiring several rounds of turns. I usually lose so this ends up being very boring for me. What games do you like to play?
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