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Ride With Kindness Ambassador Cindy Mardenfeld to Support Diabetes Research

Cindy Mardenfeld of Infinity Relations is a great friend to Long Island and one of the kindest, most encouraging people I’ve ever met. Please help her raise money and awareness to support diabetes research!
Bee on Aster by Katheryn Laible

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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YOUR Picks: Favorite Local Shops

As the weather calls us all outside, I invite you to 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!

A 4th of July Reflection on US

The 4th of July honors the US Declaration of Independence. Its most well-known passage is the foundation upon which the colonists’ grievances were justified and a bold declaration of human rights...
Photo of my father, wandering the village of his grandfather

Happy Father’s Day!

Thinking About Fathers by Katheryn Laible Happy Father’s Day! Here is a photo
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Juneteenth

When I think of Juneteenth, I see one hard-won step on a very
Photo of the USA Patriots with Joe Bartumioli. Photo Credit: Steve Caputo

Heroes Take the Field: USA Patriots Amputee Softball Team

Come to The Firefly Artists 7/22 starting at 5pm for a special reception with extraordinary heroes: The USA Patriots Amputee Softball Team.
WWII Veteran Gus Scutari leads children in honoring fallen soldiers at the 2015 Syosset Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Meaning and Events on Long Island

Every Memorial Day, Gus Scutari would invite veterans, Long Island dignitaries and the
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Grand Openings! Congrats to all Involved with the Cinema Arts Centre and the Half Hollow Hills Community Library!

Grand Openings of Wonderful Things! Photo by Myriam Zilles on Unsplash Congratulations to
A photo of a scout photographing a site while Jean Henning surveys the brush

Nassau County Museum of Art: Touring the Grounds in Preparation…

Above is a photo of my Life Scout son, Max and my dear
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Firefly Lights: Great Classes, Local Art, Lovely Artists!

Thank you for making us the 2022 Best Art Gallery on Long Island!
Photo of Nicole Tamaro, Matt Goreman and Sara Abbass at the 2nd Annual Northport Native Garden Initiative Plant Sale

Northport Native Garden Initiative: Building Community, Healing Our World, One Plant at a Time

Northport Native Garden Initiative Co-Founders at their second annual Native Plant Sale. From

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From Left: Ken Christensen, Libby Hubbard, Craig Riger, Dianne Parker, Lou Giordano at a Leadership Huntignton Founders Dinner in 2014

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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Moonjumpers Partner with Six Harbors Brewery to Serve Little Shelter and Angels of Warriors

The Moonjumpers have partnered with Six Harbors Brewery on a new craft beer, The label, shown above, was designed by Emma DeDora. She’s a cousin of Six Harbors Co-Owner Karen
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Bee on Aster by Katheryn Laible

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 Laible (available at the Firefly Artists in Northport) will be directed to CARE. Below is a list
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Photo of Mallory Braun with pop up bookstire at the Huntington Arts Council

Prelude to The Next Chapter: Popup at the HAC!

It was a pleasure to finally meet, Mallory Braun, champion of an endeavor to make sure Huntington doesn't go too long without an iconic bookstore.
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21st Annual Smart Growth Awards: LIVE and In-Person!

For over 20 years Vision Long Island has been honoring individuals, organizations, and projects that advance the growth of our downtowns and infrastructure. Specific focus areas include transit oriented development, affordable housing, environmental sustainability, traffic calming, transportation enhancements, clean energy and community based planning.
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