Monday , May 9 , 2016

Sheet Metal Fabrication

3 Reasons Why Sheet Metal Décor Appealing

When most people think of home décor and ornamental decorations for their home, fabricated sheet metal is not the first thing that comes to mind; however, more and more homeowners are finding that sheet metal fabrication is not only highly functional and durable, but the flexibility in design allows them to create unique decorative designs for their home.

Wednesday , August 26 , 2015

Barnes Foundation “Greenwash” Can’t Clean Up Toxic Waste of the Move

  “Greenwashing” is all the rage.  The London Olympics were promoted as the “greenest” ever and sponsors Dow Chemical and British Petroleum (BP) stepped up to reap the publicity benefits.  Now the controversial Parkway Barnes is getting a good hosing down of “greenwash.”     The New York Times’ RandyKennedy reports that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) […]

Wednesday , August 26 , 2015

Former Barnes Foundation President and CEO Kimberly Camp shakes things up!

  Kimberly Camp, President and CEO of the Barnes Foundation 1998-2005 (Phila. Tribune) Fascinating and disturbing news came out last week about the Kimberly Camp writing that money – or the total lack thereof — wasn’t actually the reason she and her employers sought court permission to transfer the legendary Barnes art collection from Merion to Philadelphia.  Weirdly […]

Wednesday , August 26 , 2015

Barnes World: Awards for Philly-Stines-in-Chief

  (photo credit Tom Crane Photography, Inc.) Philadelphia Inquirer’s Culture writer Peter Dobrin broke the news last night that  Aileen Roberts (Comcast) and Joseph Neubauer (Aramark Corporation) were the unanimous choices for The Philadelphia Award. No reflection on Mr. Dobrin, but this news  is about as surprising as time marching on.  We won’t bore you […]

Wednesday , August 26 , 2015

Barnes Foundation’s Anti-Friend Sanctions and a Gold-Plated Law Firm

Ralph G. Wellington, Esquire The Barnes Foundation’s lawyers at Schnader Harrison Segal and Lewis reacted vigorously to the Petition filed last year by Samuel C. Stretton, Esquire on behalf of Friends of the Barnes Foundation, BarnesWatch, and a number of individuals. Their Brief  reminded the Court that no one other than the Pennsylvania Attorney General has legal […]

Wednesday , August 26 , 2015

Plowing Under Progressive Ideals of the Barnes Foundation on the Parkway

photo by Jared Castaldi for Main Line Today   At the Friends of the Barnes Foundation Forum held in June 2006, historian Robert Zaller delivered a charge against Pew Charitable Trusts, the Annenberg and Lenfest Foundations, and others involved in the plan to move the Barnes art collection to Philadelphia.  His message rolled over the […]

Wednesday , August 26 , 2015

Lifting the Heavy Curtain on the Barnes Foundation Mess: Ethics 101

               Samuel C. Stretton, Esquire.   photo by Philip Lustig March 29, 2011 Judge Stanley Ott invited the participating attorneys to Courtroom B at the  Montgomery County Courthouse on August 1 to explain their positions on the Barnes mess. Judge Ott didn’t call it a mess, but he could have. RalphWellington, the impeccably-groomed heavy from the […]

Wednesday , August 26 , 2015

The Gig is Up on the Barnes Foundation Move

However obvious the slinky, slimy maneuvers of the Barnes Movers aka Philly-stines, it’s not at all easy to bring the matter before the the court.  But the Friends’ lawyer, Samuel C. Stretton, found a way.  In the movie “The Art of the Steal,” Sam saw and heard former Pennsylvania Attorney General bragging about how he strong-armed […]