Did you spend time with the kiddies, grandkiddies, nieces or nephews treating them to any of the Cool School Holiday events around town?  Did you attend St. George Day, or Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day at Staten Island Makerspace on Sunday? 

I decided to get some exercise on Saturday during “Move your Body, Meet Your Neighbors” Weekend Walk Street Festival sponsored by Councilwoman Debi Rose, Staten Island Business Outreach Center, NYC Dept. of Transportation and the newly established Castleton Avenue Merchants Organization (CAMO).  This little corridor of Castleton Avenue has been a favorite of mine for years.  It’s an eclectic mix of small businesses that add value to the local community.  Among the businesses participating on Saturday were

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Have you registered to be an organ donor? Or applied for a Library Card? Did you attend Dr. Shulimovich’s Lunch and Learn--Cancer Control Awareness Month at RUMC or Dine Out 4 Autism? Or attend the Arts, Culture & Fun: Public Theater Mobile Unit: “The Tempest”? or the"The Crucifixion, an Oratorio" at The Reformed Church on Staten Island?  I hope you enjoyed the lovely weather and embraced nature during Easter and Passover holidays.

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April is National Donate Life Month! For the 2019 National Donate Life Month theme, Donate Life America was inspired by bicycles and the phrase “Life is a beautiful ride.” Like the donation and transplantation journey, a bicycle serves as a symbol of progress, renewal and the moving circle of life. Nearly 9,500 New Yorkers are currently on waiting lists for donated organs that could save their lives.  If you would consider becoming an organ, eye or tissue donor, visit: https://www.donatelife.net/register/ You can also become a donor by registering with your local DMV when applying for or renewing your driver’s license. Visit:https://www.dmv.org/how-organ-donation-works.php I have been registered for many years on my license (note the heart on the right…

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Check out my listing in Westerleigh—38 Canterbury Avenue!

This is a large one-family fully-detached home on a lovely, wide block in Westerleigh, situated on a  50’ x 115’ lot, featuring four bedrooms, living room, hardwood floors throughout, eat-in kitchen with access to a huge rear yard.

With two means of egress—front entrance as well as rear entrance, it is perfect for entertaining in the spring, summer and fall in this large yard with plenty of seating during your summer barbeques, or perhaps just relaxing in your hammock or setting up a swing set/jungle gym for the kiddies.


Check out the full unfinished dry basement with laundry room and work bench for that do-it-yourselfer; it can be a blank…

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Did you try Sunrise Tai Chi or Easy Rider-Indoor Cycling at the Biddle House this week, attend the Pysanky Egg Workshop at Great Kills Moravian Church or catch the Spring Thing with Joan Caddell & The Midnight Choir at the Little Victory TheaterDid your teens participate in the Mutt-i-gree program at the St. George Library or Making Comics 101 with Ivan Velez at the Dongan Hills Library? 


There is so much to do on Staten Island--look around you!  The flowers are blooming and the grass is growing.  Get down and dirty into your garden and clean out the weeds. If you need a garden to practice your skills, call me--I’ll let you help me. Walk through Snug Harbor Cultural Center or Conference House Park and enjoy the fresh air and…

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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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