Calling All Hiphop Teachers!

March 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

Looking for a part time Hiphop teacher at the Saratoga Savoy Center of Dance in Saratoga Springs, NY.  Class is currently scheduled for Tuesdays 7:00-8:00pm, however, the time might be able to be changed for the right teacher if need be.

They are looking to fill the position ASAP, so send your resume right away to

Position will start immediately.

Good luck!


Moving Offices

October 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

Silverpen Productions is on the move!

We will be with extremely limited connection for the next couple of weeks as we move to the new office.  We appreciate your patience with any delay in returning messages that may result!

We’ll send out the new contact info once we are up and running again.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Arsenic In Apple Juice??

August 9, 2011 § 5 Comments

China Really Is Trying to Poison Us!

We’ve all heard the news stories about our products from China.  How could we not when there seems to be something new every other week? I thought the lead poisoned children’s toys were bad, but now I find out there are high levels of ARSENIC in apple juice!

Mott’s Apple Juice, to be exact, had tested as having 55 parts per billion. The US Environmental Protection Agency’s limit of arsenic in public drinking water is 10 parts per billion. That’s a pretty big difference!! Now, since Mott’s is such a big brand name here in the United States, especially in homes with children, you would expect them to be a fully US product.  Nope – they get their apples from… you guessed it – CHINA. It seems that over 70% of the apple juice in the US actually comes from China – a place that regularly uses arsenic based pesticides. China’s food exports to the US have tripled over the past 10 years. And only less than 2% of imported food is inspected by the FDA. Does that number scare you? Because it sure scares the hell out of me!

Why are we allowing this to happen??

It’s pathetic enough that the government is not only allowing so much of our business to go overseas, but it’s not even regulating or inspecting what is coming into our country. And WHY are we getting apples from China?? Last I heard, New York and Washington State are two of the best places for apples. I do believe those two states are both from right here in the good ole USA. If our government isn’t going to protect us, then we need to start standing up and protecting ourselves! I don’t know about you, but I’m going to research which organic brand of apple juice gets their apples exclusively from the US.

But that’s only a start. Diane Sawyer recently did a special report and removed all items from an average middle class family’s home that were not USA made. They literally ended up taking just about everything except for the kitchen sink!

Is there any need for us to prove the stereotype of “Dumb Americans” as right? Let’s open our eyes and pay a little more attention. There’s no need for everything we buy and eat to be from somewhere else – especially a place like China that proves again and again how dangerous it is for us to do business with them. Time for us to start paying attention to labels!

Here’s a few numbers to think about –

  • If 200 million Americans each refuse to buy just $20 of Chinese goods, that would be a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor.
  • If every American spent just $64 more than normal on US products, it would create about 200,000 new jobs for AMERICANS right here in our own country, which in these hard economic times, we so desperately need.
  • If we were to refrain from buying Chinese products for even just 1 month, it will hit the Chinese for 8% of their American exports.

I received an email this week about a movement to get as many people as possible to not buy any Chinese products from August 1st-Sept 1st – food, toys, appliances, anything. The more people that try it out, the more of an impact it will have on the Chinese economy (and hopefully in sending a message to our own ignorant government). We should all try this out. Enough is enough! There is no reason for China to keep poisoning us.

And in the meantime, better check your apples….

For more info on the Mott’s Apple Juice Test –

New Blog Features

June 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

We’ve got some new features on the Silverpen Productions Blog!

You’ve probably already noticed the “Quote of the Day”.  You will also be seeing “Just a Thought…” and “Spotlights”.

Just a Thought will encompass a lot of things, but in general presents a viewpoint of a particular issue for consideration. Spotlights will feature a studio, teacher, dance, recipe, etc.

We hope you will enjoy these and some of the other new features that will be popping up soon!

New Design

May 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

Thank you to everyone for your patience and well wishes as we have welcomed the new addition to our family!

We are excited with this new beginning as well as the fun new beginnings to come for Silverpen Productions!
The first one is the new design of the blog to go with the new website design.  We would love to know what you think about it! Please feel free to leave a comment here, or as always, you can always email us at – just put “BLOG DESIGN” in the subject line.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Also, please stay tuned for upcoming announcements from Silverpen Productions.  It is shaping up for a great year ahead!

Delay in Posts

November 7, 2010 § Leave a comment

Thank you to everyone that has been tuning in to the Silverpen Productions Blog –  We greatly appreciate all of our readers and clients!

We are very sorry that there have not been many posts lately.  We have welcomed a new baby to our family, and have taken a little time off to enjoy our new addition and to reorganize a bit.  We should be back online on a more regular basis soon.

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to being in touch again soon!

New Footlighters of CUMC Board

April 20, 2010 § Leave a comment

It has been my pleasure to serve as president of Footlighters of CUMC for some years now.  I have been a part of the group in various ways for close to 20 years!  But as with all things, nothing can stay the same, and with all of the changes in both the organization and my life, I realized that it was time to move on to a new chapter.  Footlighters is heading in a new direction and I am pleased to announce the new board: Jenna Myers, Ruth McGaugh, Bill Artini, and Margaret Gibson. They are now the contacts for any of your Footlighters related questions.  If you are not already on the mailing list, and would like to be kept informed of all the Footlighters announcements and updates, please email them at

I have been blessed to meet some wonderful people through this group and I thank you all for your time, support, friendship, and hard work!  I look forward to seeing what this new group has in store, and I hope that you will all still keep in touch. I can’t wait to see you and/or work with you on stages all around the Capital Region and I look forward to working with old and new friends on various projects in the future!

Break a leg!

Find Us On Facebook

February 2, 2010 § Leave a comment

Silverpen Productions Facebook Page

Silverpen Productions has just recently started their own Facebook page.  Click here, or search Silverpen Productions under the “Pages” category to become a fan and stay updated on all the latest from Silverpen Productions right through your Facebook account!

Hustle Performance team for Albany, NY Area

February 2, 2010 § Leave a comment

Brian Sipe and Bob Englert are forming a brand new Hustle Performance Team. In the next 8 weeks, students will learn a hot new hustle routine and will perform at a variety show on Saturday, March 27th.

Hosted every Tuesday night at the Cohoes American Ukranium Citizens Center, the class will start with one hour of instruction from 7-8pm, followed by one hour of practice time from 8-9pm.

Cost is $50.00 per person.  Bring your own partner.

For more information or to register, contact Bob at…
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New Site Up!

January 25, 2010 § Leave a comment

The new website ( is now completely up and should be mostly bug free!
Please be sure to let us know if you do find any issues with the site.  We want to be able to fix anything as quickly as possible.

As you will see, Silverpen Productions has expanded to include more of your writing and editing needs. Please take a few moments to explore the site to learn more about what we can do for you and your company. For additional information, email us at

In celebration of the site makeover, we are offering a special, limited time offer of a free consultation and 50% off all copywriting/business services!  Email us at with “50% Copywriting” in the subject line to take advantage of this fantastic discount while it lasts!

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