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Holly by Katheryn Laible

Yuletide Musing: The Lore of the Holly

Known now as a symbol of Christmas, the Druids regarded holly as a symbol of fertility and eternal life, and thought it to have magical powers. The Romans associated it with Saturn…agriculture, fertility and the harvest. Although the berries are poisonous, it’s been used as a healing plant by Indigenous Americans, who made a tea of it as a heart stimulant.

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Support Your Local Ecology!

-Photo of bees on asters by Katheryn Laible. Photo of Beth Fiteni provided by Beth Fiteni. Our dear Beth Fiteni of Green Inside and Out was recently sharing word of a native plant, pollinator, and

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The Kids are Home — Now What???

The Kids are Here! by Katheryn Laible We are grateful schools are working to provide digital education on the fly, and wish everyone the best in figuring that out. We are also grateful that they

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Main St, Northport

Support Local Business & Community Groups

Photo of Northport Village by Katheryn Laible This is a really tough time to be a small business or a not-for-profit organization. While everyone is rightly encouraged to stay home and keep their hands off

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Plant Seeds

Photo by Katheryn Laible Now is an excellent time to start a garden. Dark green leafies and other cold-weather crops can be sown outside now, and many dreams of early summer can be started indoors…

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The Firefly Artists

YOUR Picks: Favorite Local Shops

We asked. Here’s what you told us! We warmly encourage you to join us in celebration of Small Business Saturday every day by going out and supporting Long Island local businesses. This list barely scratches the surface of favorite local places that only exist because people like us spend money there. We’ll keep updating it and encourage folks to keep adding to it. We’re thankful for every one!

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