CERF is an author, composer-lyricist, record and television
producer, editor, and cofounder and president of the educational
television production company, Sirius Thinking, Ltd. Since
its first season in 1970, Cerf has played a pivotal role in
the creation and production of the “Sesame Street” television
program, most notably as a regular contributor of music and
lyrics. In the process, he has won two Grammy Awards and eight
Emmy Awards for songwriting and music production. Currently,
Cerf serves as Co-Executive Producer of “Between the
Lions,” the multiple-Emmy-award-winning children’s
literacy series, created by his company for PBS. For more information
PAIGE PETERSON is a noted New York artist who
has also appeared on “Oprah” and Lifetime Television’s “Our
Home,” and who has designed and styled segments for ABC’s “Good
Morning America.” Her paintings are exhibited regularly
in galleries across the country, and in 2003 she was selected
for membership in the prestigious Guild Hall Academy of the Arts.
While growing up in Belvedere-Tiburon, California, Paige walked
down the old railroad tracks to Blackie’s pasture and fed
him apples, carrots, and sugar cubes until Blackie’s death
in 1966. She lives and works in New York City.
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WELCOME BOOKS was established in 1980 by cartoonist
Tom Wilson and Lena Tabori, who is also one of the co-founders
of the illustrated publisher Stewart, Tabori & Chang. Conceived
as a licensing agency, Welcome quickly evolved into a vehicle
for Lena to create and develop visual book projects for other
publishers. Among the first projects Welcome produced is its
most successful title to date: Grandmother Remembers. Published
twenty years ago in 1983, Grandmothers has sold close to two
million copies and remains a perennial seller to this day.
TIBURON PENINSULA FOUNDATION began in 1969
when a generous man named Sam Shapero, who was the Town of Tiburon's
treasurer, decided that Blackie's Pasture and the area around
it needed to be preserved and protected. He did two things: he
went out and bought one-third of the land, then gave it to a
foundation he created, the Tiburon Peninsula Foundation. The
Foundation then raised the money needed to buy another third
of the land, gifting its two-thirds to the Town of Tiburon on
the condition that they wrestle the remaining third from Caltrans.
Tiburon managed to do just that and, from this start, came an
organization dedicated to promoting, facilitating, and enhancing
the quality of life and sense of community on the Tiburon Peninsula.