Beauty or The Beast?

Every summer around the 4th of July Holiday, the landscape explodes with the illumination of the bright pink, powderpuff blooms of Mimosa tree. The stunning beauty of this tree is not only very short lived, but comes with alot of warnings. Simply Google “Mimosa Tree” and you will find more “Don’ts” than “Do’s”. Although very appealing with its fern-like branches…

Head East for Great Eats

When it comes to food, New York City is the place to be this summer! Whether its restaurant week or not, there are a ton of different eateries to choose from. And while the five boroughs get most of the fanfare when it comes to the best restaurants and places to eat, oftentimes, Long Island gets overlooked. The fact is…

Cool Places to Visit in the Long Island Heat

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, New York City is a diverse melting pot of different cultures and ethnicities with individuals from all over the world! With so many people from different places, different foods to try and cultural aspects to take in, there is always something fun to do in the city that never sleeps.…

Lions and Tigers and Bears- OH MY, It Must be Zoo Time!

The summer is here, and families across the country are looking forward to fun, safe activities to do with their children. And living in New York State, there is always something to do! Whether you want to take a trip into Manhattan, and check out one of the many attractions there, or you’re looking for something a little less busy…

10 Family Fun Things to Do in NYC This Summer

New York City is one of the greatest cities in the world, with tons of different things to do! With tons of different attractions, different sites to see, an ever buzzing nightlife, amazing restaurants, it truly is the city that never sleeps. But with so many different things to do, and so many different events going on each day, it…

Keep your dog safe during the Dog Days of Summer

The dreaded Dog Days of Summer, the beginning of July through the first week of August, is known for its hot and humid temperatures. Many people try to cater a little extra to our furry family members during this time, trying to add a level of comfort to what we take on as our responsibility to them… and rightfully so.…

Moonstruck… “It’s gotta be a Full Moon”

An evening conversation recapping the family’s day has led to this post. After hearing multiple stories of happenings of encounters with rude, tempered, even crazy acting people in various situations all led to the same general remark, which was “it must be a full Moon”. That got me wondering. Does the Moon actually have a physical effect on human behavioral…

You Gotta Be Quick to Get These Tasty Treats

The time of the year has arrived, and a tasty little treat is available daily, but you better plan on a little strategy and certainly work on your timing. Yes, it is Wild Raspberry Season! During most of the warm weather days throughout the year, this thorney, twisted, overgrown, bee-infested weed looking plant is a nuisance. Tangling anything that is…

Backyard Buffet with Bambi and Family

One thing there is definitely no shortage of on Long Island is deer. They are absolutely everywhere, and while pretty cool to have a bit of nature in your backyard, the challenge comes that they seem to eat everything. From Hostas to tomatoes to daffodils, flower beds, gardens and most hedges don’t have a chance. A Lot of time and…

Bella Luna, The Beautiful Super Moon of Summer

Warm summer nights are always a great time to relax outside and let the worries of the day slip away. A Lot of times gazing at what unbelievable things are in the sky if you pay close attention. Shooting stars, planets visible at certain times, occasionally even can see the space station. And then there are the times of the…