Considering Thanksgiving: What You Probably Didn’t Know Can Make a Great Beginning!

A Teen & Adult Creative Writing Topic written by Selene Castrovilla I was reading about Thanksgiving in the early years of our country, and I learned that George Washington made his first proclamation to declare a National Thanksgiving Day. The surprising part was that no pilgrims or Indians are mentioned in the decree. The holiday […]

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Festive Thanksgiving Cupcakes

We wish you all a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING! If you are in need of another dessert idea for the end of a HUGE meal here are some fun Thanksgiving Cupcakes that we made this morning.

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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.   “Night by night, children learn that Jesus had a family just like they do. This beautifully illustrated book will establish a family holiday tradition […]

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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/ […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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