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2020 Smart Growth Summit Review

While the event was very long, and dug into many deep challenges, it was an overwhelmingly hopeful affair, grounded in real people doing real things, so much so that folks kept watching long after 5pm on Friday! In summary:

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The Firefly Artists

Just As Important — Please Shop Local!

It’s ALWAYS of tremendous benefit to our communities to shop local and to support the places that not only give our villages such character, but also tend to support an awful lot of good stuff in the greater community! Now? In 2020? PLEASE, PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SMALL BUSINESSES!

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Vision Smart Growth Awards, Summit

We also deeply missed being able to gather with 1,000 community leaders at a live Smart Growth Awards this year. We are grateful for all our sponsors at Vision Long Island do to advance Smart

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We Repeat: Main Street News is a Must-Read

We’ve said it before, we’re going to keep saying it: THIS IS VALUABLE AND IMPORTANT. Vision Long Island and the Long Island Main Street Alliance publish the Main Street News. This is a grounded, productive,

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Main Street News is a Must-Read

We’ve said it before, we’re going to keep saying it: THIS IS VALUABLE AND IMPORTANT. Vision Long Island and the Long Island Main Street Alliance continue to release daily issues of their new Main Street

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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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Artist Profile: An Original Firefly – Kate Sydney

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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Main St, Northport

Shop Down Town — It’s Worth It!

Shopping on Main Street, Northport the other day was a terrific experience. This downtown has been a favorite of mine for many years. It has waterfront, history, a beautiful park, and lots of shops and restaurants. At the top of the road is The Engeman Theater, which imports Broadway talent to Long Island. I used to go to the 99 cent movies there. Raise your hand if you did, too.

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