YOUR Picks: Favorite Local Shops

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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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Leonardo the Fabulous at Treme in Islip

We stopped in at “Long Island’s Premier Blues and Jazz Club” Treme in Islip because we appreciate fellow Coltrane volunteer Leonardo the Fabulous and wanted to support his Art Opening. We ended up reworking our schedule to stay all night because the work is incredible, the musicians were meaningful, and the company well worth spending the time with.

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Kindness Matters – Visit the Lonely, Feed the Hungry, Magnify Your Blessings!

Now, Cindy is not going to discourage remarkable giving, but she shares our belief that the small things also matter tremendously. A cup of coffee, a friendly smile, a held door…these all count!!! Please also consider checking in on folks who may be alone for Thanksgiving, and helping make sure our neighbors don’t go cold and hungry for the holidays.

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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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A Marriage of Art and Science to Address Global Food Insecurity: PlantingSeed Jewelry

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Dr. Kate Creasey-Krainer seems as much an elegant permaculturalist, dedicated to environmental health and sustainability, as she is a highly trained and published plant geneticist. She believes that science is only as good as the integrity of the science communication with those of us who aren’t experts.

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When the Waters Rose, LI Communities Soared Above: A Friend of Freeport Remembers Sandy

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While Superstorm Sandy was awesome in its power to wreak havoc, especially on our South Shore, it was the incredible power of our communities that most deeply impressed us.

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Marian Conway: “Stop the Nonprofit Budget Fantasy — It’s Not Right.”

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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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The League of Women Voters Wants You to be Ready for Election Day 2019

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This year is what is sometimes called an off-year election. It’s not the presidential election, which takes place every four years, and it’s not the midterms, when we elect state and federal representatives, which take place every two years. It’s all local elections, town and county, and often the voter turnout is far below the years when the other contests take place. Some may think that these local elections are not important, when in fact they are the elections that affect our everyday lives.

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