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A Few Good Places to Give

Long Island needs more people to give to local organizations addressing our local challenges. Here are just a few to consider:
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Marian Conway: “Stop the Nonprofit Budget Fantasy — It’s Not Right.”

All she’s asking for is reasonable compensation for nonprofit employees to do the work that has to be done. The way it is now, a non-profit often doesn’t even get reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred while providing services! She won’t say it’s not fair – because life isn’t fair -- but it’s not right!!!
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YOUR Picks: Favorite Local Shops

It's that time of year again! Please shop local and keep the magic that is our beautiful downtowns alive! Also, please help me update this list of favorite local shops! There are so many wonderful places run by great people out there. They only exist because people like you spend money there. The list barely scratches the surface, please help add to it!
Gourd Love by Katheryn Laible

On Gratitude and Kindness's a word that brings gratitude and kindness together. It's a wonderful reminder to count our blessings, and pay them forward. We thought you might appreciate the following:
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Autumn Landscaping Resources

Autumn Landscaping. Sorry I’m Late! This year, what with all the all at
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Dear Veterans: Thank You For Your Service

Thank you to all who served. In honor of Veterans Day 2022 we offer deep gratitude, good resources and indelibly moving stories.
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Firefly Lights! Gratitude, Veterans, Holiday Prep!!!

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Firefly Lights: Grateful…

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In Memoriam: Ken Christensen

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” ~Google tells me this quote is attributed to Nelson Henderson but to me it belongs to Ken Christensen, who spoke those words often and took them deeply to heart.
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Native Garden and Ecolandscaping Resources

A few years ago now, I started reaching out to friends and collecting resources that we are pleased to share with you!
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How to Help Ukraine

Help Ukraine: Proceeds from sales of this print “Technicolor Sunflower Vibrations” by Katheryn


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