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Published: 2011-3-18
Tom HauserT amp D Dog TrainingWeb Address Address Long Island NY So your best friend needs training Don t feel bad so do many other dogs and that is why so many great dogs end up in shelters year after year Just think if their owners would have given them a fair chance In addition to the family dog we have also handled and trained many problem shelter dogs waiting for adoptions into new homes At T amp D Dog Training we are committed to keep your best friend in your home img src http www threevillagepeople com images members thlogo jpg style border 0px solid red align center height 134 width 139 img style padding 3px background-color rgb 103 104 73 width 350px border 0px solid red src http www threevillagepeople com images members thpic jpg hspace 5
Spring Has Sprung In The Three Villages
Published: 2011-3-18
The tern colony opposite Sand Street Beach springs to life
Spring Has Sprung In The Three Villages
Published: 2011-3-16
Robins on Stony Brook Village Green pulling worms
New Year New Growth New Challenges
Published: 2011-3-16
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Seasonal Tips From Members Of ThreeVillagePeople
Published: 2011-3-16
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Spring Ahead With Omega Planning Associates By KATHY PAGARTANIS Director Of Marketing Omega Planning Associates
Published: 2011-3-16
It s been a long cold winter but if you take a close look you will see the days are staying lighter a little longer every day Thus imparting newness and change The economy is continually showing signs of growth The consumer index rose to its highest point in 8 months indicating Americans are increasingly confident that better days are upon us After two years of frugality Americans are spending again Credit cards and auto loans are up Banks are reporting an increase in willingness to make consumer installment loans The NY Stock Exchange released data showing margin credit money that investors borrow to buy shares increased from 233 billion to 276 billion in December reflecting a sharply higher stock market but also an appetite for borrowing General Motors workers will see performance bonuses of 4 to 16 of their base salaries with a small group seeing payments equal to as much as 50 Disney posted a 54 jump in earnings in the last quarter and McDonald s sales rose 5 3 in January Dow Chemical reported sharply higher 4th quarter profit this week AOL earnings rose and GE equipment orders rose 20 Labor markets are finally healing and unemployment is slowly declining It is also time to look at your investment is it reflecting enough of a positive change If you don t have a portfolio this is the time to start one We are proud to say that our business is continually growing in this challenging economy Omega Planning Associates is here to provide you with excellent services with Mutual Funds Annuities College Funding Financial Aid Business Planning Life Insurance Disability Insurance Estate Planning 403b Retirement Planning and Will and Trust Analysis We invite you to come and grow with us as we are experiencing wonderful results for our investment clients To contact Omega Planning Associates call 631-689-5900 or visit our website www omegaplanning comKathy Pagartanisphone 631-689-5900email kpagartanis omegaplanning comwww omegaplanning com
Celebrate Sing With Your Child By Marie Kaminski
Published: 2011-3-16
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You Can Create Positive Growth In 2011 By Cynthia Lindner MS Advanced Hypnotherapy
Published: 2011-3-16
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Creating Your 2011 New Year s Resolution Recipe For Success By Lee Cirillo Fitness Together Port Jefferson
Published: 2011-3-16
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Creating Your Happy New Year By Frank Lindner MS LMHC Counseling Services
Published: 2011-3-16
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Walk Don t Run Towards Simplicity By Eileen Koff To The Next Level Excerpts By Brook Noel
Published: 2011-3-16
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Thinking Your Way To Wellness North Island Physical Therapy Lecture Series Begins Mind-Body Wellness Series Starts March 29
Published: 2011-3-16
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Words To Live By For Everyone By Carol Carter Sunshine Prevention Center
Published: 2011-3-16
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Focus On Fixed Income George Smith
Published: 2011-3-16
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Published: 2011-2-28
March 1 8 15 22 28Every Tuesday except for 3 29 which we will have the club on Monday 3 28Commack Dix Hills Fit ClubJoin the action at a FREE weekly workout Plenty of inspiration motivation and calories burned Become passionate about feeling and looking great and taking care of your body so your body will take care of you Each week we will choose a workout from a different Beachbody program P90X Power 90 TurboJam Slim in 6 Brazil Butt Lift Insanity etc Everything can be modified - just moving is the most important thing Nutritious drink and bar samples will be served post-workout Appointments for free one-on-one fitness counseling will be available as well as information on upcoming related community events There s a pretty exciting one coming up We will meet every Tuesday evening from 7 15-8 30pm at Commack Middle School 700 Vanderbilt Pkwy Dix Hills in the main cafeteria Please be prompt It is important to let us know if you are intending on coming so that we may reserve your spot inform you of anything you need to bring besides water and a towel and if there are any cancellations Tell them Noah sent youTo reserve or for more information please email me at runwithnoah yahoo com or visit www runwithnoah comcost Free time 7 15-8 30pm location Commack Middle School organization Commack Dix Hills Fit Clubcontact Noah Lam email runwithnoah yahoo com Find Noah Lam onThreeVillagePeople comMarch 2 - 30 Art Exhibition at The North Shore Public Library in Shoreham Winds of Change and European Impressions Oil Acrylic and Watercolor paintings by Eileen Weilbacher will be on exhibit at the Shoreham North Shore Public Library Reception held on March 6th Sunday from 2 30 - 4 pm Light refreshments served All are welcome and it s Free location 250 Route 25A Shoreham One traffic light east of the William Floyd Parkway See Library sign turn right organization Be Healthy Now email BeHealthyNow optonline netThreeVillagePeople comMarch 3Rudy PerroneSOLO GUITAR - 7 00 - 9 00 PM THURSDAYPENTIMENTO 93 MAIN STREETSTONYBROOK N Y 11790631-689-7755Songs from The Language of Spirits Guitar in the Kitchen Oceans of Art and new unreleased compositions CD Collections are available on performance evenings March 3 and 10Chakra Energy Balancing SeriesOur Chakra centers control how information and energy is translated connecting our mind body and spirit This 2 part transformational series starting Thursday March 3rd includes specific information about the individual chakras such as where they are located and which organs and belief systems they govern Then by using guided visualization supportive affirmations and Reiki energy medicine we will bring healing and clearing to each chakra as well as the surrounding Auric field This will bring balance to ones energy and enable participants to remain grounded Presented by Birgit Billie Weiss RMT CH and Jennifer Wichard RMT founders of Zententions Registration Required call 631 775-6012 or visit http www zententions com Appointments htmlcost 30 per session time 6 00-7 30pmlocation Esteem Wellness amp Fitness Studio 631-651-2707 45-C Broadway next to Bank of America on west side of Broadway parking in rear Greenlawn NYorganization Zententionscontact Billie phone 631-775-6012email info zententions comweb www zententions comFind Zententions on ThreeVillagePeople comMarch 4The Jelly Band10 00 PMTickets 5 the door The Velvet Lounge 10 Woods Corner Road East Setauket NY 11733 631-751-4845Find The Velvet Lounge on ThreeVillagePeople comMarch 4Cassoulet DinnerEvery Friday 39 Prix Fixe Menu changes weekly 19 Tasting of 3 WinesMirabelle Restaurant150 MAIN STREET - STONY BROOK - NY - 631 751 0555 - WWW LESSINGS COMThreeVillagePeople comMarch 8Edward Jones Financial Advisor Hosts Focus on Fixed Income SeminarEdward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and through its affiliate in Canada Every aspect of the firm s business from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work The firm s 12 000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals -- from college savings to retirement -- and create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-and-hold strategy Edward Jones embraces the importance of building long-term face-to-face relationships with clients helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today time 6 00pmlocation Mario s 212 Main St Setauketcontact George Ellsworth Smith 631-444-0179ThreeVillagePeople comMarch 11 Hot Molecule Multiple Mono DJ Rob Paterson10 00 PM Tickets 5 00 The Velvet Lounge 10 Woods Corner Road East Setauket NY 11733 631-751-4845Find The Velvet Lounge on ThreeVillagePeople comMarch 12 Lo Fi 3 Sound GrenadeTickets 5 the door10 00 PM Tickets 5 00 The Velvet Lounge 10 Woods Corner Road East Setauket NY 11733 631-751-4845Find The Velvet Lounge on ThreeVillagePeople comMarch 14Yes You can talk to the Angels Have you wanted to know how the angelic realm communicates with us In this informative workshop you will learn about connecting with the Divine It s simple once you know the various ways the Angels talk to us Clairvoyance Clear seeing Clairsentience Clear feeling Claircognizance Clear knowing Clairaudience Clear hearingTrust the guidance you receive from the angelic realm Kathy will offer individual angelic messages cost 30 00 time 7 00location 28 Jones street Suite 104 Setauket nyorganization Kathy Bradley and the Angelscontact Kathy Bradley phone 516-635-7248email katybradleyconsulting yahoo comweb www kathybradleyandtheangels comFind Kathy Bradley onThreeVillagePeople comMarch 16St Patrick s Day CelebrationWMHO Educational and Cultural center join us for a great evening including entertainer Ed Ryan who has performed at the opening ceremonies of New York City s St Patrick s Day Parade and headlined for Ray Romano and many more 631 689 5888Visit WMHO on ThreeVillagePeople comMarch 16What You Can Do to Have Healthy Digestion and Prevent Colon Cancer When and why you should see a doctor for problems such as pelvic pain incontinence and other pelvic floor problems What you should know about prevention and screening for colorectal cancer Why your doctor recommends colonoscopies and why you should listen Learn how to Exercise without creating pelvic spasms Lifestyle changing Tips including breathing techniques Decrease Scar Tissue which may be affecting your symptoms Control and Prevent Leaking while Laughing Coughing Lifting Walking etc How to Balance your Pelvic Muscles Learn more about digestive problems specifically when and what type of doctor you should seecost FREE time 5 30pmlocation 196 Belle Mead RoadEast Setauket NY 11733organization Physical Therapy amp Beyondcontact Brianna phone 631-941-3535email BriannaPTBeyond optonline netweb www CindiPrentissPT comVisit Physical Therapy amp Beyond ThreeVillagePeople comMarch 17Reiki and Guided Healing MeditationZententions is proud to introduce Reiki and Guided Healing Meditation Scientific research shows that quieting the mind for a few minutes in the state of meditation has a positive effect on us physically mentally emotionally and spiritually Imagine adding Reiki energy medicine to increase the effects bringing healing energies to where you need them most whether physical emotional mental or spiritual Some of the Many Benefits of Meditation and Reiki include Lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels Improve immune system efficiency Decrease headaches and other pain Decrease stress and anxiety Improve memory and concentration Release negative judgment about self and other Increase state of relaxation and happiness Increase intuitive abilities and connection to higher selfThis St Patty s Day release the old and achieve inner peace bringing you closer to that Pot of Gold What a Zensational opportunity to create positive changes in your life Registration required cost 20 time 6 00-7 30pmlocation Esteem Wellness amp Fitness Studio 631-651-2707 45-C Broadway next to Bank of America on west side of Broadway parking in rear Greenlawn NYorganization Zententions contact Billiephone 631-775-6012 email info zententions comwww zententions comVisit Physical Therapy amp Beyond ThreeVillagePeople comMarch 18 Jonny and the Plums Jebus8 00 PM Tickets 5 00 The Velvet Lounge 10 Woods Corner Road East Setauket NY 11733 631-751-4845Find The Velvet Lounge on ThreeVillagePeople comMarch 19 Memphis CrawlDetails ST PATRICKS DAY WEKEND BASH Tickets 5 0010 00 PM Tickets 5 00 The Velvet Lounge 10 Woods Corner Road East Setauket NY 11733 631-751-4845Find The Velvet Lounge on ThreeVillagePeople comMarch 18 19 20Book Sale and Granny s Attic FubndraiserFabulous sale features a vast array of books in very good to excellent condition 75 hardcover Wide selection to appeal to all - 100 donated Over 50 Categories Fiction Old Books Religion Inspirational Self-Help Sports Hobbies Children s Travel Language Reference amp More Also DVD s CD s granny s attic more Cash only 100 proceeds to benefit community arts programs cost Freetime Friday 9 30-4 Sat 9-4 Sun 11-4 Firmlocation Mille Pond House-Directions to Mills Pond House parking entrance We are two miles North of Smithhaven Mall Moriches Road to Mills Pond Rd GPS Flowerfield 199 Mills Pond Road St James NY Our driveway is directly across from the Flowerfields entrance with two white pillars organization Smithtown Township Arts Councilcontact Allison Cruzphone 631-862-6575 email exhibits stacarts orgweb www stacarts orgFind Smithtown Township Arts Council on ThreeVillagePeople comMarch 19Reiki ll Certification-Usui SystemFollow your calling and join Reiki Master Teachers Jenne and Billie for an intensive program to become Reiki Certified and begin to heal yourself your loved ones and the planet Reiki is an ancient hands-on energy technique used for healing and awakening on the physical emotional mental and spiritual levels Used in hospitals around the world Reiki addresses both chronic and acute conditions as well as relieving stress and anxiety In Reiki II you receive the symbols and learn long distance healing Pre-requisite Reiki I A Reiki I class has been added March 1st Registration and payment required 1 week prior to class cost 225 save 50 when registering for both Reiki I amp II time 9 00-5 00location Esteem Wellness amp Fitness Studio 631-651-2707 45-C Broadway next to Bank of America on west side of Broadway parking in rear Greenlawn NYorganization Zententions contact Billiephone 631-775-6012 email info zententions comweb http www zententions com Reiki-Certification htmlFind Zententions on ThreeVillagePeople comMarch 20Soul Journey for Couples Guided Meditation and ReikiJoin us for a group past life regression designed just for couples Imagine going back in time to a past life the two of you shared and then healing karmic wounds through Guided Meditation and Reiki Healing Energy Strengthen your bond create inner freedom and clear away discordant energies that may be preventing you from being fully present in your relationship and in your life today Registration Required cost 40 pp time 11 00-12 30location Esteem Wellness amp Fitness Studio 631-651-2707 45-C Broadway next to Bank of America on west side of Broadway parking in rear Greenlawn NY organization Zententions contact Billiephone 631-775-6012 email info zententions comweb www zententions com Find Zententions on ThreeVillagePeople comMarch 20Connect With Your Deeper Mind through HypnosisThrough hypnosis one can learn to come into a place of relaxation and peace In this relaxed state you can access the deeper mind and uncover and release old limiting beliefs fears and blocks that may prevent you from achieving wellness and your heart s desire The time is NOW to replace these negative beliefs with life-affirming and enhancing beliefs Hypnosis is safe and effortless as getting into a good book or watching a movie Allow your imagination to assist you to connect with your deeper mind Presented by Birgit Billie Weiss RMT Certified Hypnotherapist and Jennifer Wichard RMT Bring a friend and you will both receive a 10 discount Registration required Workshop participants will receive 10 off on private Hypnotherapy sessions and personalized Hypnosis downloads cost 30 time 3 00-4 30pmlocation Esteem Wellness amp Fitness Studio 631-651-2707 45-C Broadway next to Bank of America on west side of Broadway parking in rear Greenlawn NYorganization Zententions contact Billiephone 631-775-6012 email info zententions comweb www zententions comFind Zententions on ThreeVillagePeople comMarch 20Healing the Inner ChildOur inner child wants to experience the same freedom it did when we were young children When trauma fears disappointments and insecurities make their way into the inner child s world they can impact the inner child s ability to feel loved secure valuable and happy today This beautiful guided meditation and Reiki energy healing event will present your inner child with the opportunity to step forward feeling blanketed with love caring understanding and healing energy as it is gently guided on a most wonderful freeing journey Pre-Registration Required cost 30time 1 00-2 30pmlocation Esteem Wellness amp Fitness Studio 631-651-2707 45-C Broadway next to Bank of America on west side of Broadway parking in rear Greenlawn NYorganization Zententions contact Billiephone 631-775-6012 email info zententions comweb www zententions comFind Zententions on ThreeVillagePeople comMarch 214 Course Vernal Beer DinnerMonday March 21st beginning at 5pmSAVE THE DATE 48 per person tax and gratuity not included Menu items subject to market change Mirabelle Tavern150 Main Street Stony Brook New Y ork 11790Lessings com 631 751 0555Find Mirabelle Tavern on ThreeVillagePeople comMarch 22Nutritional AwarenessMonthly Lecture series at the Shoreham North Shore Public Library This Funshop we will discuss food and its life-giving energy What are Superfoods and why we should eat them Foods that deplete your energy I incorporate movement stretching breathing to energize the group Open discussion forum cost Free time 6 45 - 8 45 pmlocation 250 Route 25A Shoreham North Shore Public Library organization Be Healthy Now contact North Shore Public Library Marcia Johnsonphone 631-929-4488 email BeHealthyNow optonline netweb BHealthyNow comFind Be Healthy Now on ThreeVillagePeople comMarch 22Reiki Healing AttunementIn a 45-60 min session one can receive an actual healing attunement just like the attunements one receives when becoming Reiki but without having to take a class or become a Reiki Practitioner The Healing Attunement brings in high frequency healing energies which are more powerful and effective than those given during a regular Reiki Treatment The Healing Attunement can open one up to healing energies clearing the chakras the aura removing negative energy in the physical emotional mental and spiritual bodies It will work to help release any blocks the individual chooses and can even be used to empower your goals It s like a Spring Cleaning for the Soul Bring a friend and save Presented by Birgit Billie Weiss RMT CH Registration required cost 75 or 55 each for 2 or moretime 6 00-7 00pm location Reveal The Light Within Inc 186 Mill Rd Medford NY 11763organization Reveal The Light Within Inc contact Billie phone 631-775-6012email birgitweiss optonline netweb www zententions comFind Reveal The Light Within Inc on ThreeVillagePeople comMarch 24Thursday s starting 3 24 11- 4 16 11Psychic Development SeriesDuring this 4 week series we will explore different topics and expansive exercises that are designed to prepare you for your personal awakening developing your natural intuitive and psychic abilities Learn how to connect with your higher self your inner wisdom your guides and guardians In the process you will be clearing your body mind and soul of negative energies and old limiting thought beliefs helping you to raise your vibration and step into your power natural gifts and talents Presented by Birgit Billie Weiss RMT CH and Jennifer Wichard RMT founders of Zententions Registration required cost 30 per session time 6 00-7 30pmlocation Esteem Wellness amp Fitness Studio 631-651-2707 45-C Broadway next to Bank of America on west side of Broadway parking in rear Greenlawn NYcontact Billie phone 631-775-6012email birgitweiss optonline netweb www zententions comZententions on ThreeVillagePeople comMarch 25 Teddy K and the Hand Band10 00 PM Tickets 5 00 The Velvet Lounge 10 Woods Corner Road East Setauket NY 11733 631-751-4845Find The Velvet Lounge on ThreeVillagePeople comMarch 26Group Past Life RegressionHave you ever wondered why it is that you feel a certain connection to people places or things Do certain parts of the world or events in history intrigue you in unexplainable ways Imagine turning back the pages in your very own History Book to explore aspects of your soul s path Past life regression makes it possible to develop new awareness and gain understanding while embarking on a relaxing meditative journey Many participants are able to bring closure to events from past lifetimes and as a result of this awareness they develop new patterns that help them to break what they once viewed as a karmic blueprint Presented by Birgit Billie Weiss RMT CH Holistic Health Consultant amp Certified Hypnotherapist Registration required Participants get 10 off a private past life regression session cost 45 time 1 00-3 00pmlocation Reveal the Light Within Inc 186 Mill Rd Medford NY 11763 organization Zententionscontact Billie phone 631-775-6012email birgitweiss optonline netweb www zententions comZententions on ThreeVillagePeople comMarch 26Healing with Gemstone Energy MedicineJoin Birgit Billie Weiss for a very informative lecture and Guided Meditation about the healing power of gemstones and crystals Just as crystals are used in cell phones computers watches and laser surgery they also help amplify the body s ability to heal itself on every level mind body amp spirit Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the power of therapeutic quality gems and their healing ability This event includes a beautiful healing guided meditation that helps participants to connect with and receive the gemstones healing energy Bring your quartz crystal to be energized Registration required cost 30time 10 00 am-12 00 pmlocation Reveal the Light Within Inc 186 Mill Rd Medford NY 11763 organization Zententionscontact Billie phone 631-775-6012email birgitweiss optonline netweb www zententions comZententions on ThreeVillagePeople comMarch 27Remember the Ladies A History of American Women in SongThis presentation is a musical survey of the history of women in America By looking at the popular songs of the past -- the ballads love songs suffrage anthems work songs and dance tunes -- we can trace the perceptions and realities of women s lives The music of the day shows the role of women in 18th and 19th century American society Accompanying herself on mountain and hammered dulcimers pennywhistle guitar and limberjack Linda Russell explores the images in the songs interspersing the music with lively commentary that includes excerpts from diaries and letters in which the women tell their stories in their own wordscost free-advance reservation requiredtime 2 00 pmlocation Mills Pond House -Directions to Mills Pond House parking entranceWe are two miles North of Smithhaven Mall Moriches Road to Mills Pond Rd GPS Flowerfield 199 Mills Pond Road St James NY Our driveway is directly across from the Flowerfields entrance with two white pillars organization Smithtown Township Arts Councilcontact Allison Cruz phone 631-862-6575 email exhibits stacarts org web www stacarts orgVisit Smithtown Township Arts Council on ThreeVillagePeople comMarch 30Unveiling the Mysteries of MedicineWMHO Educational amp Cultural Center An unprecedented and extraordinary series begins with renowned representatives in the field of medicine Hear about DNA and the genetics of cancer holistic medicine and Lyme disease Learn how to navigate the health care system and much much more Launch Dinner March 31 6 pm 25 pp limited space 631-751-2244Visit the WMHO onThreeVillagePeople com
She s Got The Magic Touch
Published: 2010-7-09
As I backed out of my spot in the parking lot of the Mindful Turtle something happened that hasn t happened in months I was able to turn my head instead of merely relying on my mirrors It wasn t until that moment that I realized I had had a problem It was so liberating I had been stuck and hadn t even known it Looking behind me I felt amazingly liberated I could fully rotate my head without pain Not like in the exorcist mind you but enough that I had a clear view of what was behind me Occasionally it s good to see what s behind us especially when driving So what brought about this amazing change I had just had a raindrop therapy treatment with Bonnie Taub of Harmonized Health It was a relaxing incredible experience which combined unique massage techniques with many essential oils This treatment has multiple benefits as I learned first hand Ironically I did not seek Bonnie out because of the trouble with my neck rather to alleviate pain from a nasty fall I d recently taken I knew from experience that Bonnie has a special expertise Earlier this year when I had a bad bout of pneumonia I was unable to shake the lingering cough even months later Honestly one treatment with Bonnie and the last remnants of the illness disapated It was amazing This time when I ended up in a heap on the floor in my hall limbs tangled all around me I knew Bonnie could help She has a unique expertise that targets specific problems as well as giving a general sense of well being I always leave her office feeling mentally and physically better Thank you Bonnie You can meet Bonnie at our next ThreeVillagePeople com networking event at Pentimentos on July 27th
April Showers
Published: 2010-4-26
Where exactly did April go It was a blur of holidays rain and school vacations But all this rain has resulted in a riot of beautiful colors and scents Good and bad I suppose in that allergies are at an all time high But I ll take the occasional sneeze anytime I just love spring It s my favorite season I think it s because I feel like I ve done my time and now deserve the reward of warm weather sunlight and blooming trees I also like that its not too hot yet and all the nice months of beach days and school vacation lay in front of us Fall is temperate but the looming winter prevents me from enjoying it So what s going on in our little online village Lots actually Wendy is busy working away at a new page that is going to blow every one s socks off Plus we have a new calendar that has received such and amazing response I think because Wendy is a wizard when it comes to making ordinary information look beautiful We also have new features available with easy online payment You can attach coupons to the calendar now for a small fee It s a great thing especially considering you are reaching such a wide audience over 3500 people We have lots of new members joining Greg from Sunrise Assisted Living called me today and offered a beautiful room for our members to use if they need it He s a brand new member and already getting in the spirit of ThreeVillagePeople com It s a wonderful thing Find out why are little community is drawing so much attention I think the hard times that people are facing make our back to basics-home town mentally quite comforting Take a look and see what it s all about ThreeVillagePeople com Mention the blog and get one month free when you sign up for 6Happy Spring Post on our calendar for May
It s Been A Long Cold Lonely Winter
Published: 2010-3-26
Ya gotta love the Beatles They succinctly put into words the passing of time the passing of generations the passing of human emotions Every March the lyrics of Here Comes the Sun ring true And those of usso lucky to live on this little parcel of Island have so much to look forward to For me I have been raging a battle with my lungs for six weeka flu asthma pneumonia I have just about had it with the cold and the winter bugs But I know spring is coming I see the 200 tulip bulbs I planted peaking up through the hard ground and I am filled with hope I passed the Setauket Pond yesterday and looked at it longingly I ll be there soon to have a picnic by your bank I thought I heard myself say I daydreamed of the swans that are so beautiful but honestly a little nasty that come up on the beach down by the Setauket boat ramp I love them in spite of their barking orders at me not unlike my dear friend Lisa I pine for Friday night pizza at West Meadow beach with my neighbors from Spaulding Lane watching the orange ball of fire sink into the Sound What a beautiful place we live All the seasons are lovely in their own way but here comes the sun The best time to live on Long Island and boy does that make me happy Enjoy
Stage Door Canteen
Published: 2010-2-25
Relive the Big Band Era at Stage Door Canteen Benefit Premiere Performance March 16 Stony Brook NY The Ward Melville Heritage Organization will present Stage Door Canteen interactive musical performances in a lively WWII canteen setting at their Educational amp Cultural Center in Stony Brook Village a St George Production Special guests include the likes of Martha Raye and Frances Langford and visitors are sure to enjoy this journey back to an era when big band was king img height 144 hspace 12 src cid 001594614 25022010-2DD7 width 114 align left shapes x0000 s1028 The performances will salute the fascinating life of pioneer Toni Frissell 1907-1988 who was the first woman war photographer and the first woman on the staff of Sports Illustrated Remembered for her high-fashion photography forVogue and Harper s Bazaar she also volunteered her photographic services to the American Red Cross Women s Army Corps and Eighth Army Air Force during WWII She flew for two weeks with the Tuskegee Airmen and her photographs are possibly the only ones taken of those brave men An exhibit of some of these magnificent photos will also be on display throughout the performance dates courtesy of The Library of Congress Prints amp Photographs Division Toni Frissell Collection The exhibit itself is free A Benefit Premiere Performance will take place Tuesday March 16 at 6 30 pm with food and wine and the performance at 7 15 pm One of the original Tuskegee Airman Colonel Edward Monroe who now resides in Freeport will attend the premiere along with Sidney Stafford daughter of Toni Frissell Servicemen and women are encouraged to come in uniform Comfort foods accompanied by wine will be served just as they were to the servicemen and women at the canteens during WWII including corned beef and mustard on rye ham salad on white pimento cheese on roman meal bread and spam with cheese and pickles A present day menu will contrast then and now and will include sliders buffalo wings pizza frankfurters baked beans and cole slaw The premiere issponsored by GSE Dynamics and partial proceeds will be donated to the USO Cost is 55 pp Ongoing performances take place March 17 18 23 24 25 and April 6 7 and 8 at 11 am General Admission 20 Seniors 18 free donuts amp coffee will be served 30 minutes prior to performance and a minimum of 25 attendees is needed Students 12 pp groups up to 35 8 pp groups 36 amp over free donuts amp milk will be served 30 minutes prior to student performances The program is BOCES Arts in Education reimbursable and will be aligned to NY State and National Learning Standards It will also be offered via distance learning Pictured Elizabeth Taylor Mike Todd Liza Todd 1957courtesy of The Library of Congress Prints amp Photographs Division Toni Frissell Collection Founded in 1939 WMHO is a not-for-profit corporation that develops and fosters community enrichment through cultural and educational experiences WMHO accomplishes this by enhancing and interpreting its historic and environmentally sensitive properties and by utilizing state-of-the-art technology For more information please visit www wmho org
Benefits Of Belonging To Threevillagepeople com
Published: 2010-2-02
Check out this page Benefits of MembershipBeing a member of threevillagepeople com has so many benefits our newsletter calendar and promotions go out to hundreds of people are Networking Nights are fun and well attended Members can speak or sell items at our events as well as receive a discounted rate Plus your own web ad on our popular site Great exposure in the search engines and customer service geared to help you get noticed Join ThreeVillagePeople com today Ask about our monthly specials
Heavenly Massage
Published: 2010-1-27
Janauary is a notoriously dreary time for everyone It s the second most unattractive month for women hang on ladies because February is 1 It s bleak cold and unless you hop on a plane no beach or pool time In my book the only redeeming quality about January is that some of my favorite people are born in the first month of the year including me I must say though I have had a very upbeat feeling this midwinter Life is good Even still stress abounds and it abounded it s way right into my neck and back Add on top of that my New Years efforts to get in shape and my whole body was aching So when my son asked me what I wanted for my birthday a few weeks ago I did not hesitate I wanted a massage Christmas had left me with a new snuggie and pj s all I needed was a relaxed body to snuggle into them So when I saw that Physical Therapy and Beyond was having an amazing special I knew it was time to cash in my gift I love visiting our villagers from the site and using their great services I have never been to Physical Therapy and Beyond before and was totally impressed with the cleanliness atmosphere and friendliness of the staff On top of all that after an hour with Christina I was literally floating off the table Within the first few minutes the anxious stress knot in my chest dissolved and my pains seemed to melt away My mood improved Boy this was just what I needed I love massages and Christina was amazing She combined various techniques including deep tissue amma therapy accupressure while using scented oils with calming music in the background It all did the trick to bring me down from my super keyed up state What a great way to take the edge off the winter blues Valentines Day is coming up and if anyone is wondering what to get this hardworking roving reporter feel free to stop in at Physical Therapy and Beyond ok it doesn t have to be for me it makes a great gift for ANYONE Keep an eye on our Calendar for special promotions from PT and Beyond as well as all our great villagers Off to bed I have a feeling I will have a peaceful calm sleep tonight Thanks Christina
What s Your Resolution
Published: 2010-1-05
I don t know but for some reason this year I have very concrete resolutions that I want to stick with Many of them have to do with cleaning up my diet my house my garage my paperwork and lightening up my weight my mind and spirit I wonder why I feel so motivated this year perhaps it s because I have one year till 50 and I feel like I need to get a move on What New Year s resolutions are in your heart Will you keep them Are you committed In many ways it s simply just time for a change I wish you luck I wish me luck but I guess luck is not really what we need t s desire commitment and the ability to stick to a goal keep your eye on the prize So here s to a cleaner house healthier body leaner look and a laser like resolution to get you there Happy New Year
In Memoriam
Published: 2009-11-25
It is with a very heavy heart that I write this blog Nelly Valverde died on Sunday at 5 30 AMShe went peacefully in the company of her family and closest friend There will be a memorial for her locally probably this week-end I have just learned of this so I am not up to writing much I will say that over the past several months in particular I have grown to love Nelly I will never forget her and she will be deeply missed I cannot imagine the pain that her family is going through and the entire threevillagepeople com community sends their condolences RIP
Nelly Valverde
Published: 2009-11-23
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ThreeVillagePeople com -special Friends
Published: 2009-10-29
It could be said that I am biased but really I am not Many years ago I worked for a now defunct mortgage company and they were just unscrupulously dreadful In spite of a very bad job market and a new co-op mortgage I had to leave It made me sick knowing how they exploited people So really although I am the sentimental type I can be unbiased The truth is that Wendy Martin conceived and built this beautifully visual site that conveys values of a past era that draws to it kind wonderful people It s pretty much as simple as that And the people who come try to help and support each other Networking nights are filled with whom I now consider friends and light hearted laughter It s a great place a great concept and there is simply nothing else like it I have grown attached to the people in this online fictitious village A transplant from Queens this group has given me a great sense of belonging John from Arbor Vista Tree Service came and trimmed up my whole property last week I trusted him He did a great job for a great price Now I know one less worry for me John knows his trees So I told him John once a year come tell me what I need and do it I live in a veritable forest I have no clue what needs what done to it Having people who are experts in their field and whom I trust make my life easier Scott Heaney is my insurance man I like having an insurance man It makes me feel like I live in Mayberry or Green Acres or something My son is thinking about buying his first car way prematurely of course With visions of Challenger s and Camaro s I told him you better call up Scott and get advice because the car you buy can really effect your insurance He s fifteen so I ll be the one to call Scott but I know Scott won t steer me wrong I called Scott last week at dinner time when a gardener cut his arm open in my yard and had to go to the ER He calmed my hysteria I am probably not the easiest client for him but having people like this in my life is very comforting to me Life is stressful Have you noticed Knowing the right people great people make it easier Today I got a call from the son of our famous Nelly You ve probably met her at Networking Night and if you sampled her cookies you will never forget them If you ve had a conversation you will never forget her She is pure positive joy Nelly has become a friend as have so many of our villager s She tutors my son in Spanish feeds us dinner and sends Jake cookies when he needs cheering Nelly is special So when her son called me early this morning I knew it probably was not so good I don t really know what it is yet but given her faith determination and tenacity I will have to assume she will be OK As of this afternoon she was in SBU Hospital I ask that everyone reading this do whatever you do pray keep a good thought eat a cookie although I can guarantee you it won t be as good as hers Send good thoughts her way These are some the villager s - with stories and personalities No talking geckos or other gimmicks just real people Great people Remember in the end we are all in this together Wendy thanks for creating a place for us to be and to find each other See you all at Networking Night November 4thBecome part of the village