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This post was prompted by a conversation I had recently with a Coldwell Banker colleague and fellow ActiveRain member Paul Dougherty. callpaulhome4sale While involved in an SEO discussion, I happened to mention that, from day to day, I never knew if I would show up on Google's first page. There is another Jill Sackler who just happens to be a famous Psychologist, a generous philanthropist and art collector. She and her late husband, Dr. Arthur Sackler, were responsible for opening art museums all over the world. As one might (14 comments)
Thankfully, Hurricane Irene did not hit as hard as was expected and most neighborhoods made out okay. There was flooding across the five boroughs and parts of Long Island, massive trees that came down and power that went out for millions, However, we all know that it could have been much worse and are now prepared to deal with the aftermath: minor transportation inconveniences, clean-up and cost of putting things back together the way they were before the storm. Today was a much-welcomed beautiful, clear and sunny day with mild temperatures. Here are some photos from my (19 comments)
All types of dance instruction are offered to boys and girls here at the South Shore School of Dance. Mary Douglas, the owner, has been teaching for 30 years and is a certified, registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance in London. While most of her students take dance just for fun, a couple of her graduates have gone on to study with generous scholarships and have performed professionally. South Shore School of Dance competes on Long Island as well as nationally. Students benefit from Mary Douglas' professional dance background and the (5 comments)
THE PLAZA THEATRE, EAST PATCHOGUE, NY - 08/27/11 09:50 PM
THE PLAZA THEATRE, EAST PATCHOGUE, NY The theatre is history. UPDATE: The demolition of the Plaza Theatre has been postponed until mid-September because of Tropical Storm Irene - no date has been set yet. Town officials have decided to concentrate their efforts on Patchogue's recovery from the storm.
On August 30, the Plaza Theatre, which opened in 1962, but has not been used in more than 25 years, is finally coming down. Next Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m., Brookhaven Town and Suffolk County officials will hold a ceremony outside the theatre to mark this auspicious occasion. Neighborhood residents are ecstatic over (7 comments)
NORMAN J. LEVY PARK AND PRESERVE, MERRICK, NY - 08/24/11 05:13 PM
NORMAN J. LEVY PARK AND PRESERVE, MERRICK, NY Hour of Operation June, July and August: 7 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. September - May: 7 a.m. - dusk for holiday schedule and more info call 516.804.2000
Locally known as Merrick Mountain, this park and sanctuary boasts abundant plant and wildlife, numerous fitness stations along the 3 miles of nature trails, a fishing pier, kayaks, a functioning windmill and 2 fresh water ponds. Rain or Shine, 8-passenger jitneys are available for guided tours. Open for about a decade, the site was originally the Merrick landfill which operated from 1950-1984, according to the (9 comments)
Wednesday, August 24th, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free Admission Registration for the conference closed over a week ago but some of the presentations will be streamed into the expo area via closed-circuit television. The expo is open to the public and expects to showcase dozens of programs, products and services for the elderly. According to Long Island's Newsday (8/23/11), the dignitaries expected (one of whom is Senator Kirsten Gillibrand D-NY) will be speaking about such relevant topics as access to transportation, health, social and (0 comments)
BROOKHAVEN TOWN RECYCLING REWARDS PROGRAM - 08/22/11 01:02 PM
Brookhaven Town Recycling Rewards Program The Town of Brookhaven is offering incentives to its residents in order to increase their recycling efforts. Here's how it works: Residents must register at recyclebank.com and verify their home address. They can then begin earning points that can be turned in for discounts at local restaurants, mini-golf, hair salons, drugstores, etc. The company that Brookhaven Town hired is a subsidiary of Erie, PA - based Recycle Rewards. Brookhaven will pay them $50,000 a year plus bonuses based on this program's measurable positive results.
REAL ESTATE RECOVERY - ALDI FOOD MARKET - BAYSHORE, NY - 08/21/11 09:47 AM
REAL ESTATE RECOVERY - ALDI FOOD MARKET - BAYSHORE, NY In this tough economy, it just makes good sense to save a little where you can. Aldi, short for Albrecht Discount, is a German supermarket chain known for it's no-frills and low-cost grocery items. This year's expansion goals include adding 80 more stores to the 1,100 already existing in the U.S. Just recently, Long Island's first Aldi opened in Bay Shore and I went there to visit. What I saw were items displayed in the boxes they were delivered in and recognizable brand names nowhere to be found. A small (11 comments)
I tried to keep to my writing and commenting schedule for as long as I possibly could, but a week before my daughter's nuptials, everything fell apart. Cooking and cleaning took up quite a bit of time after my out-of-town guests arrived. Life became hectic and grew increasingly more stressful when we received 10 1/2 inches of torrential downpour and widespread flooding on the wedding day. The ceremony meant to be held outdoors was moved inside. All's well that ends well! It was a memorable day. The ecstatic young couple is honeymooning in Ireland.
REAL ESTATE RECOVERY - GOOD TIMES AT THE MERRICK GABLES, MERRICK, NY - 08/08/11 09:15 PM
Good Times at the Merrick Gables Thursday, August 4th, 2011 @ 2:00 p.m. A PICTORIAL offered as a tribute to all who can benefit physically and psychologically from staying active and connecting with others while enjoying and acknowledging our beautiful communites with interesting and historical pasts. The lovely Gables, recently used in the Mildred Pierce miniseries, were the main attraction of our day trip. Some of them are currently available. Please call me with any questions.
Merrick Patch Online Newspaper Story and Pictures by Chris Boyle Sincere appreciation to Merrick Patch Editor, Chris (18 comments)
Founder of For Sale By Owner Company Turns to Broker for Help - 08/05/11 07:58 AM
This story is just too funny for words. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was worthy of a reblog. Is there a better testimonial in this world than one coming from the founder and former CEO of ForSaleByOwner.com who used a real estate professional for the sale of his own home? I think not. Via Tim and Susan Fennell, Jacksonville Real Estate (The Legends of Real Estate, REALTORS®): Founder of For Sale By Owner Company Turns to Licensed Real Estate Broker for Help by TIM on AUGUST 4, 2011
From the files of stranger than fiction, the founder and former CEO of (13 comments)
Free Summer Music Series - running through Labor Day Weekend
Line and Contemporary Dance Lessons given by Fusion Every Wednesday evening, 7:30 p.m., at the Boardwalk Bandshell Parking Lot 4
Latin Bands and Dancing Under the Stars Sunday evenings, kicking off with Zumba lessons @ 6:30, at the Boardwalk Bandshell Parking Lot 4
Dance Lessons and Parking after 6:00 p.m. are free Entertainment on other nights include: (Information below taken from November Sunflower ) Tuesday nights is Kids Night Tuesdays, which is presented by Friendly’s and 106.1 BLI. Thursday nights is (17 comments)
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