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Women Who’ve Made a Difference: Ann Buttenwieser, the Floating Pool Lady

By Deborah Harkins
By Deborah Harkins

Pleasure has been Ann’s business since 1980, when she came up with the idea of a floating swimming pool. “The joy on the faces on the kids, both in Brooklyn and particularly in the Bronx . . . " she says “. . . except for my four children, and marrying my husband, 'The Floating Pool Lady' is the best thing that could have happened to me.”

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Politics

Let’s Make a Deal: Women Senators Get Things Done

By Diane Vacca
By Diane Vacca

Female senators have persuaded their male colleagues that “women’s issues” affect everybody; that sexual assault in the military is a real problem, and not just for women; that health, education, child care, abortion, and pay equity affect the entire family. And they seized the reins in the default debate.

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Money & Careers · News

Letter From New Orleans: Women Rebuild with Liz McCartney

By Beth Herstein
Three weeks ago approximately 150 women, all volunteers, rolled up their sleeves and helped renovate gutted homes just outside New Orleans as part of the Women’s Rebuild Week of the nonprofit St. Bernard Project. Liz McCartney, the Project’s co-director, states that participants in Women’s Rebuild continue the work of the organization generally, rebuilding homes in St. Bernard Parish (a parish…
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WOMANPOWER 2013

By Women's Voices For Change
It is our mission—and pleasure—to celebrate women who are flourishing in the second half of life. For a start-of-the-year dose of inspiration, we offer WVFC’s 2013 profiles of women who impress us—“Women Who’ve Made a Difference.”
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Theater

An Essential Holiday Shopping List, for Those Who Love Live Theater

By Janice C. Simpson
Folks give and get presents all year long but, but judging by the number of recent searches for last year’s gift suggestions on my site, Broadway & Me, the intensity increases during the holiday season. So here’s my annual list of 12 treats, one for each day of Christmas, that any theater lover would be delighted to find under the…
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Letter from New Orleans: first of a series

By Beth Herstein
by Beth Herstein I live in New York City now but grew up in New Orleans. A good friend of mine, WVFC editor Chris Lombardi, asked about the great women currently living in New Orleans. To me, this is an important topic: Since Hurricane Katrina, which locals often call “The Storm,” women have played critical roles in the rebuilding efforts.…
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