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Did you attend the Staten Island New Teacher Job Fair at Petrides, Wine Tasting at Honor Wines at their new location at 104 Beach St., the Third Annual Greenbelt Outdoor Adventure Day at Willowbrook Park, Historian Pat Salmon’s talk and discussion about the history of The Oystermen of Captain's Row at The Noble Maritime Collection or the 52nd Annual Art Exhibit, presented by The South Shore Artist Group at Conference House Park or the Victory Boulevard Merchants Association’s Annual Restaurant and Merchant Stroll?   So many things to do but so little time… I often say that, never the opposite--“I’m bored”. If we ever dared to utter those words, my parents would tell us, “Pick up a book and read!” Life can be exciting as you visit other places, other

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Isn't it wonderful to finally see "color" outside, maybe spotting the first robin of the season or ducks hanging out on a pond?  It's these little things that make it all worth while as the memory of the cold, damp, windy, winter weather with a only few passing snow storms comes to an end and we welcome spring.


Did you visit Nothing New Thrift Store this week and check out the great finds? Or take a Beginners Course in Magic from Bob Friedhoffer at the South Beach Library, attend the Curtis High School Student Art Exhibit that was presented by Staten Island Creative Community at Art On The Terrace or enjoy Stargazing at Great Kills National Park? You have another chance for the next eight months (once a month) to Stargaze.  See

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Did you, my gentle readers, embrace the surprise snow storms we encountered this past week?  I do enjoy the scenery after a new-fallen snow! I finally had a chance to play in the snow with the grandkiddies, helped them build a snowman, made snow angels, watched them slide down the hills and listened to their squeals of delight.  I don’t, however, appreciate the stress of commuting in the snow, struggling to get to appointments on time and, of course, shoveling. 


Ladders for Leaders is a nationally recognized program that offers high school and college students the opportunity to participate in paid professional summer internships with leading corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies in New York City. The program is an

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Good news! Staten Island Chuck did not see his shadow so that means an early Spring.  I hope he is right! 

Did you attend the Property Tax Exemption and Rent Freeze Enrollment Event sponsored by Senators Lanza and Savino, the Tenant, Home Owner and Landlord Resource Fair sponsored by Councilwoman Debi Rose or the Town Hall meeting hosted by North Shore Assemblyman Charles D. Fall?  You, my gentle readers, have the opportunity to attend Community Board meetings, neighborhood civic organizations or any of the forums where you can make a difference and become a part of changing the issues that you may be dealing with. If you did not attend but continue to complain about everything wrong with your neighborhood, taxes, rents, elected officials, etc., I

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HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my gentle readers!  I pray you rang in the New Year 2019 with people you love and care about.  Two years ago, I posted lyrics from a Tim McGraw song, “Humble and Kind” written by Lori McKenna which always touches my soul especially the last paragraph.  “Don't take for granted the love this life gives you, When you get where you're going don't forget turn back around, And help the next one in line, Always stay humble and kind.”  If only we could use this mantra in our every day lives……..

2018 brought much joy, two new baby girls born into our family, and heartache, a number of our loved ones passed away.  Some health issues and family issues occurred that we faced head-on.  You can make resolutions, promises and goals, but when

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Did you attend the 3rd Annual Lighthouse Point Fest, Family Emergency Preparedness Festival, Property Tax Commission Public Meeting, Basic Canoeing or Stop ‘N’ Swap?  The National Lighthouse Museum is a must to visit!  Following are some photos from a recent tour.