Countdown to Christmas- 24 Days of the Jesse Tree Tradition

Around the holidays there are so many great traditions and the Countdown to Christmas- 24 Days of the Jesse Tree Tradition is another great family tradition to add to your list.

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“Night by night, children learn that Jesus had a family just like they do. This beautifully illustrated book will establish a family holiday tradition in your household and help your family connect the people in the Bible to Jesus. Begin your countdown to Christmas with a small 2′ – 3′ high tree in your home and read one story every night in the days before Christmas. After each story, hang an ornament to remember the biblical figures, starting with Adam and Eve and ending with Jesus. Includes a complete set of full-color ornaments.”

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Handmade with smiles to bring smiles at Angela’s House

 We asked if you could get Crafty for a Cause and you definitely delivered. Thank you to all who took the time to make handmade items to bring smiles to the families of Angela’s House.

The items included: 
*Homemade Cards (that say Thinking of You or Happy Holidays)
*Handmade Crafts/ Ornaments     *Crocheted Blankets, Hats and/ or scarves

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Long Island’s Natural History Museum

You probably know about the Museum of Natural History in New York City. Maybe you’ve been there.

But did you know there’s a “natural history” museum right here on Long Island?


Okay, it doesn’t have all the things you’ll find in Manhattan. But it does have an amazing ocean exhibit. Even better that the Museum of Natural History, which has a fake whale hanging from the ceiling, this place has a real 32-foot whale shark! It’s the world’s largest taxidermied (stuffed and preserved) fish! And it was caught nearby, off Fire Island, in 1935.

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LI Cares Food Bank- Thanksgiving 2015

In 1980, one of Long Island’s favorite sons, singer/songwriter, and social activist, Harry Foster Chapin, founded Long Island Cares, the first food bank on Long Island. His legacy and mission today still lives on and as we prepare for the Holidays and all of our family gatherings, let us not forget that there are so many affected by food insecurity, and who are not only hungry but may also feel isolated in empty homes or emergency shelters. If you, or anyone you know, are in need of assistance during the Holiday, there is a list of places in this article that will be serving free Thanksgiving meals between now and Thanksgiving.

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Lion Mask Craft

We are so excited for The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar  that premieres tonight on the Disney Channel! My girls love to “ROAR” every time the commercial comes on, so I thought how cute it would be if they had masks to wear during the movie.

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Shining Child- Delaney Hudock

click hereDelaney is 11-years-old and is Shining Bright in our community.

She bakes cupcakes to raise money for Angela’s House which is a fantastic charity to raise money for here on Long Island. Angela’s House is an organization that provides services and support to children and families on Long Island that are in need of special home care to support medically fragile children living at home.

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Holiday Toy List -2015

 Every year we all search for the coolest and most popular toys for our kids. Which toys will be on top of your list this holiday season?

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Here are some we think will WOW all the kids on your list no matter their age. Whether your child likes the latest tech toys, interactive pets, musical toys, dolls, family board games or action figures we have searched the internet to find some of the most popular items to make shopping a bit easier.

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