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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: To Reflect and Serve

Last month, we shared items we found on Gratitude and Kindness. Now, we touch on acts that naturally follow: Giving and Hope.
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Happy New Year! Thank You, Friends for these End of Year Resources!

Photo “New Year’s Love” by Katheryn Laible Happy New Year! We thought you might appreciate the following:   Let’s start with

Who Saved Whom? We’re Never Quite Certain, But We Sure Are Grateful for These Animal Rescue Folks!!!

Interested in honoring Betty White with a donation? A friend with lots of experience here helped assemble this list of local Animal Rescue organizations. Let us know of more!
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Firefly Lights! Local Artists Celebrate the Season of Giving!

So many unique, perfect presents to be found at our Main St., Northport Gallery! The people themselves, though, really are the best gifts of all.
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A Local Independent Bookstore Closes, Three New Ones Open!

“At the End of a Chapter, Turning the Page: Thank you for 44
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Pal-O-Mine Equestrian: Celebrating a Season of Miracles in a Place They Happen Every Day

I was so happy to be invited along with my family to Pal-O-Mine
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She Who Served: Rosemarie Highlights Female Veterans

Thanks, Rosemarie! I am grateful for my friend Rosemarie Kluepfel, who is endlessly
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Help Jayette Send Care Packages to “The Forgotten People”

Photos of Jayette Lansbury and a Rose  Katheryn Laible The very first feature
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Firefly Lights – 11/21

Come to our community-oriented gallery created by and for local artists at 162
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Puppies with Purpose: The Guide Dog Foundation & America’s Vet Dogs

Photo provided by The Guide Dog Foundation and America’s Vet Dogs Let’s Talk
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We Measure Our Success in Smiles: Meeting the Rough Riders of LI Sled Hockey

One glance at the LI Sled Hockey website reveals that – while they do seem to win quite a bit – it’s about a lot more than that.
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A Day in the Life: Veteran Kevin McNeil

Kevin McNeil is an Army Veteran who served for eight years as a paratrooper for the Army. While hie's got his share of challenges, he's more interesting in doing whatever he can to help.


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Grateful Thanks, Trudy

“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” Shakespeare I have an
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Half Hollow Hills Library Offers Valuable Resources and “Veterans Testimonial Project”

Photo by Benigno Hoyuela on Unsplash We Love Libraries! Our dear friend, Ellen Druda recently brought to our attention the “Veterans Testimonial Project” of the Half Hollow Hills Library. From
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History Note: Walt Whitman

When poet, teacher, newspaperman Walt Whitman set out to find his brother, who had been wounded in the Civil War, the experience inspired another vocation:
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We’re Still Gardening!!!

They may look a little tired, but NOW is a great time to plant perennials, separate plants and prune your trees!
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