Tarot lecture to be presented at The Armory at HAYC3

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- "The Whole Tarot: An Introductory Lecture" will be presented at in The Keep, downstairs at The Armory on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Paul Joseph Rovelli, director of the Gnostic Church of L.V.X. on Factory Hill Road in North Hoosick, will be giving a one-evening introductory lecture at The Armory that introduces and demystifies the ancient pack of cards called the Tarot.

He will present a history of the cards and a detailed description of how they are assembled into their modern form. A variety of uses for the cards will be discussed, including, divination, invocation and metaphysical study.

The lecture will also focus how they formulate or are formulated from religious and spiritual culture.

Rovelli has written extensively on the ancient Gnostic scriptures as well as authoring a host of mystical books which have been translated into six other languages and distributed worldwide. Of particular interest in this lecture series are his "Whole Tarot Workbook" and "Whole Astrology Workbook." Rovelli has been lecturing on the Tarot widely for twenty-five years in the metaphysical community.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Brooks Brothers store supports breast cancer organization

MANCHESTER CENTER -- Brooks Brothers in Manchester Center, through the Golden Fleece Foundation, was instrumental in a $5,000 award made recently to Casting for Recovery of Manchester. Casting for Recovery, which began in 1996, provides free retreats that incorporate fly fishing for women in all stages of breast cancer. The proceeds from this award went to support the Vermont/New Hampshire retreat.

Store Manager Michele Bahan-Lampron chose Casting for Recovery as the applicant for consideration by the Golden Fleece Foundation and Floor Supervisor Tylor Purdy completed the application.

The mission of the Golden Fleece Foundation is to enhance the lives both within and beyond the communities they serve by partnering with select nonprofit organizations related to men's, women's and children's health issues as well as education and the arts. This was the inaugural initiative of the foundation's Community Challenge which gave Brooks Brothers stores across the country the opportunity to present local nonprofits for consideration. With 70 applications submitted this year, Brooks Brothers of Manchester's application on behalf of Casting for Recovery won the top award.

"The Manchester store is pleased to have had the opportunity to partner with Casting for Recovery to help make a difference in our community by supporting those facing the challenges of breast cancer," said Bahan-Lampron. Brooks Brothers has maintained a store in Manchester since 1991.

Whitney Milhoan, executive director for Casting for Recovery, said, "We're thrilled and honored to be the recipient of this generous contribution by Brooks Brothers and the Golden Fleece Foundation. It's inspiring to see such amazing local support of breast cancer survivors in our community, and we're so proud and grateful to partner with Brooks Brothers here in Manchester."

For more information about Casting for Recovery visit www.castingforrecovery.org or call 802-362-9181.