So, how did you do on the roads at the new 25 mph speed limit?  I admit it has been a challenging week.  As soon as I start accelerating, I remember I must slow down.  I encountered a few police cars here and there (one in the Snug Harbor driveway on Henderson Ave.) and decelerated.  Not too obvious, right?  Also, I’m wondering if all the drivers behind me know about the slower speed limit.  More than a few have zipped past me frustrated that I was a slow poke. 
The Harbor Lights Theater Company’s production of the iconic and one of my favorites, “West Side Story” continues Friday, 11/14 and runs through 11/16 and next weekend in the Music Hall at Snug Harbor.  Also offered is a Dinner/Brunch/Theater special.  Call 718-273-7516 or visit for further information.  Tickets can be purchased online or by calling Ovation-tix at 866-811-4111.

“Pinkalicious The Musical” returns to the St.GeorgeTheater, 35 Hyatt St. on Sunday,11/16 at noon and 5:00 p.m.  Call 718-442-2900 for info and tickets. 

The following Holiday/Christmas Fairs will be held this weekend: 

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 216 Jewett Ave., Saturday 9:30-4:00.

St. Simons, 1055 Richmond Road, Saturday 9-3:00. 

Holy Family Parish Center, 366 Watchogue Rd., Sunday  9-3:00. 

The Staten Island Coin Show will be held on Saturday, 11/15 at the Hillside Swim Club, 151 Signs Rd. from 9-3.  You will be able to buy and sell coins, currency, sports cards and collectibles.   

City Harvest Mobile Market, Saturday from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. will be at the Mariners Harbor Housing Community Center, 311 Grandview. 

On Sunday, 11/16, 3:00 p.m., the Archaeological Society of Staten Island will sponsor Dr. Matthew Adams in an illustrated lecture, “Challenges and Promise in the Practice of Archaeology in Egypt Today:  A Perspective from Abydos” at Wagner College.   

Sunday, 11/16, a “Meet and Greet” sponsored by Greyhound Friends of NJ at Petco in the Charleston Shopping Center, 2752 Veterans Rd., West, noon to 3:00.  Information about adopting retired racers will be offered and members will have their dogs with them to greet visitors.  Call Cheryl or John Rosa at 718-442-3974. 

On Saturday and Sunday, 11/15 and 11/16Cat and kitten adoptions:  Members of the Staten Island Council for Animal Welfare will be at Petsmart, 1520 Forest Ave., from 2-5 on Saturday and 1-4 on Sunday to help visitors to learn about adoption.  Call 718-948-5623 for further info. 

Did you know that Staten Island has great museums?  You should try to visit a new one every couple of weeks, whether it be the Alice Austen House Museum, 2 Hylan Blvd., Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Ave., Conference House Park, 298 Sattarlee St., Historic Richmondtown, 441 Clark Ave., Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art and Noble Maritime Collection, both at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terr., to name just a few.  

Let me know what you have planned for this weekend.  Did you visit a museum or adopt a kitten?  Call me or write me below or at

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That's all well and good but I think I'll just sit home and watch TV.

Posted by Clark on Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 10:30pm

This was also a good weekend to cuddle up in front of the roaring fireplace and relax. Clark, I hope your weekend was restful!

Posted by Joan Coogan on Sunday, November 16th, 2014 at 6:26pm

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