Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The winter of 2010-2011 proved to be more than anyone expected in terms of snow accumulation. Our first blast of winter's fury hit the northeastern corridor on December 26, 2010, dumping anywhere from 12 to 32 inches of snow depending on the area. In our neck of the woods in Brooklyn, New York, the snowfall average was about 18 inches, enough to create havoc on our day to day activities. This was promptly followed by another storm on January 11 and then another one on January 27. Our members made the best of the situation, many of them braving the elements to show up at their favorite social gathering spot. One of our neighbors built a snowman on their front lawn and Rosa Solari & Nilda Rivera took the opportunity to pose with it. Although the extreme weather did require the closing of the center for several days, we were back in operation in short order, Mother Nature notwithstanding.