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Ample Hills of Deliciousness; Ample Hills Ice Cream, Brooklyn, NY

Ample Hills Creamery623 Vanderbilt Ave Brooklyn, NYHouston, we have a problem. And her name is ice cream. Don't get me wrong, I love a good scoop of toffe heath or fresh strawberry. But I married a icecreamaholic. And what happens when you mix my recessive genes with her dominate sugartastic ones; a kiddo that loves the stuff. "What do you want to do for your 8th birthday Sydney?" "I want a party at Ample Hills, the best ice cream shop in the world!" How does a parent say "no" to that?Before opening this Prospect Heights bastion of the new "Brooklyn" cool, Brian Smith was a published Sci-fi author and producer for the Sy Fy station. Clearly, giving up monster movies for cream was a genius career move. Sydney got to go back stage to see the magic at work. What makes that "cracked caramel" so good? How many egg yolks go in that "egg nog" flavor? (uh, yeah 10!) "I'm sorry, did you say the 'Munchies' has ritz, ...
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World Cup Fever in the City, Red Bulls Arena, Harrison, NJ

World Cup Fever in the CityRed Bulls ArenaHarrison, NJRED SOX NATION SPOILER ALERT: My kids might be growing up to be Red Bulls fans.I'm so sorry Sox Nation. I tried so hard. We go to Fenway every year. They wear Dustin jerseys to school in Brooklyn and to the Bronx for games. They know that the Manning brothers are no match for Brady, Bledsoe, Eason or Grogan. They danced in the streets when the B's won the Cup. We even live five blocks from the Barclay Center where we rooted for KG and Pierce BEFORE they were Nets. They even hate the Lakers and they don't know why. But, I think I lost them on soccer. I'm sorry. Truly, I am.It was the World Cup summer that did it. Like Newton, in Park Slope soccer is king. Kids stroll the streets in Messi and Neymar jerseys. The boys play in the fall with AYSO and in the winter and summers with Super Soccer Stars. This ...
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Eating with Kiddos in China; Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Beijing, PRC

Eating with Kiddos in ChinaHong Kong, Guangzhou and BeijingPRCThe most significant source of fun and frustration traveling with kids is eating. We were delighted at how willing they were to experiment. We were willing to give them a "break" from Chinese and also avoided the obvious. That formula seemed to work. Familiar foods were always a great place to start. Our first delights were donuts and dim sum, something our kids are used to and love. We sold them on dim sum for years before we travelled. Easy staples, available everywhere, included fried rice (although staying awake during jet lag made this takeout), noodles, wonton soup and common dishes like sweet and sour or veggies without sauce are everywhere. Dumplings are the nexus of kid friendly and adventurous. Fillings ranged from typical pork to intestines. Staff know American kids are not used to the later, and will not offer unless you ask. Meals like Peking duck were more for the adults and the experience. They tried it, but settled on duck spring ...
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Obituary: Russell Mitchell Palmer

PALMER, Russell Mitchell 91, of Murrells Inlet, SC formerly of South Natick, MA died on July 21, 2014 in Murrells Inlet. Beloved husband of 65 years to Eleanor Sterling Palmer. Dear father of Janis & husband Richard Snyder of Murrells Inlet, SC & Jennifer & husband David Volpe of Sharon, MA. Predeceased by son Brenton Palmer, his late parents Harry & Ruth Palmer, & brothers Harry Jr., Robert, & David. Brother of Margaret Dunlavy of Andover, MA he leaves many nieces & nephews. Graduate of Natick High School 1941. Served in the US Marine Corps in WWII stationed in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Mason contractor in Natick, MA and was co-owner of Harry E Palmer & Sons ...
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"Chinese" Disney,Disney Land, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, PRC

Disneyland Hong KongLantau IslandHong Kong, PRCWhat do you do with an afternoon to kill near the airport in Hong Kong and you need the kids to stay up late to adjust for jet lag? Why, head to Disneyland! It just so happens that the two ladies on this trip are South Florida residents who went to "Florida" day in Orlando as an annual rite of passage. So what makes this different from Disney World? Umm, it's in Chinese for starters. Everything is in miniature from Sleeping Beauty's Castle to Tomorrowland. But more importantly it also includes Mystic Point, Toy Story Land and a number of "Asian" themed restaurants. Like most of the rides. Grizzly Gulch was a more modernized runaway train than Orlando's. Mystic Manor was a fascinating take on the Age of Exploration in a Haunted Mansion fashion. Toy Story Land was beautifully anchored by Tinkertoys giant Slinky the Dog rides and your fav toys from growing up. But the highlight of this cool, sea breezy evening was Kam's fav "It's ...
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Mini Forest

"Mini Forest" 7x8.5. I painted this as a thank you to a nice lady in Brookline who offered us parking in her driveway so we could go to Sox game and not incur huge parking ticket fines. Luckily I was able to find her address and name online- I am so grateful for random acts of kindness. ?
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Guangzhou Bubba Gump ; Tai Wen shrimp Farm, Guangzhou, PRC

Tai Wen Shrimp FarmNear Huadiwan Subway StationGuangzhou, PRCMy boys love to fish. It is not that I don't like fishing, it just happens to play into all of my weaknesses (i.e patience and all of it's related friend categories). My boys on the other hand could sit with Uncle Lon or Grandpa Barry for hours (as they did today). Lon is a masterful fisherman. The entire time we lived on Lake Cochituate we caught a total of five or six. One day we left Lon home with the canoe. He filled the boat and we ate wonderful Thai fish a thousand ways. Yet in Guangzhou his newborn has kept him from exploring fishing ops. The boys love to fish with him, so today was a perfect chance for him to explore his new hometown. How he found this place I will never know. Something about looking for a fishing hole, a cabbie and a neighborhood that looks like a scene from "Brokedown Palace." He makes friends with fisherman everywhere he goes. Somehow, just a ...
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Atlantic Greens

The cold green waters of Maine.....20x24.
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Move Over Williamsburg; Redtory, Ghuangzhou, PRC

Redtory Artists' Center128 Yuancun SihengluGuangzhou, PRCMy kids fancy themselves artists and as such, they love a good artist collective. Like MassMOCA in North Adams, MA these folks have made mastery out of industrial space. Guangzhou has always played second fiddle for its industrial past, but this outpost of post-modernism is a vision for old Canton's future. Unlike our obnoxious neighbors in Williamsburg who are DYIing designer pickles, these people are making the space the art. For fans of Japanese animation classic "My Neighbor Totoro," your kids can even get in on the fun at the ceramic studio. The beauty and uniqueness of this space is its quintessential "Chineseness." The giant Buddha with hair, the distinctly Chinese angels in this masterful open space, covered with sandy floors and the kitsch she trending western has plenty of eastern spin. Like Williamsburg, this too shall pass. Redtory will not be secret for long. The most interesting space, a reconstructed old train depot and cars was the site of simultaneous photo shoots while we passed through. ...
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Hillside

The crackle of twigs under my feet. .. the smell of pine needles warmed by the sun. Some of my favorite reasons for spending so much time in the woods of Maine as a child. 24x36 acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas. ... headed to J. Todd!
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Obituary: John Pema

PEMA, John Of Natick, July 15. Beloved son of the late Peter and Katherine Pema. Devoted father of Katherine H. Pema of MA, and Stacy F. Kendro of NY. Brother of Peter Pema D.O. and his wife Diana of Columbus, OH, and Pema Browne of NY. Also survived by nieces & nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday at the Albanian Orthodox Cathedral of St. George, 523 E. Broadway, South Boston, at 11 o'clock. Relatives and friends kindly invited and may visit prior to Service from 10-11 a.m. Late Korean Army Veteran.
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Escaping Beijing; The Summer Palace, Beijing, PRC

The Summer Palace and the Temple of HeavenBeijing, PRCWe were warned. It will be hot. It will be humid. It will be overcast. The pollution is off the charts. Perhaps this is why the last Empress Dowager Cixi of China was willing to rebuild the Summer palace instead of her navy. Seems as though this didn't help her beat the Brits, but it sure did make for a fabulous escape from the city. Unlike the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace is open, spacious and downright breezy. As our two lady guides paddled us across the lake, the boys and I felt like the Last Emperors. Almost as impressive, in a light and airy kind of way were the dumplings at the Du Yi Chu Imperial institution, opened in 1738 and discovered by the Emperor on his way home from a field trip a few years later. The pork dumplings put American buns to shame. The Imperial splendor of the Mings was also on display at the Temple of Heaven. Despite the long day, the ...
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A lil' Canton Colonialism: Shamian Island, Guangzhou, PRC

Shamian IslandGuangzhouPRCAs one comes near to the end of an adventure, you tend to slow down a bit. Reflect, get an iced Americano and dream of home. So too, did the British as they neared the end of their global imperialist exploits. Shamian Island is a bizarre amalgamation of this same end of an epoque architecture and modern non-western life that you across the old Empire from Rangoon to Penang. Where once a beautiful park sat, surrounded by high end hotels, the Bank of Taiwan and the British consulate, now sits a lovely mini track and work out area. Where there was a stunning neo-classical facade is now drying laundry hung over peeling paint. The hotels gone, the most magnificent Starbucks in the world moved in (yeah they own the whole building, including theta lovely veranda we sat on). Old Canton was the centre of the Eastern empires for years. It hosted the Brits, French, Germans, Portuguese and yes even imperialist Americans (clearly we won, there is both a stunning Starbucks AND Subway). ...
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Noodles, Monks and Subways; Modern and Ancient Guangzhou, PRC

Temple of the Six Banyan TreesLiurong SiGuangzhou, PRCWe set off on our first Guangzhou (formerly Canton) adventure today with a little help from Uncle Lon, who makes life simple, clear and stress-free. We started the day in modern, central Guanzhou by the brand new Opera House, the Guangdong Museum and the stunning Canton tower. This enormous central section of this ancient city barely existed before the Asian Games came to town just a few years ago. It is a bizarre mix of cutting edge architecture and capitalism gone amok with a creepy underground mall, acres long with only a Starbucks and a few empty, half-built store fronts. But the boys were most excited by the clean, quiet and bustling subways that shuttled us quickly across this giant metropolis of 12 million. Old Ghuangzhou is a different story. Winding back roads, beautiful ancient temples and endless jade markets gave the kids hours of entertainment. They were as amazed by the forty foot Buddhas at Six Banyans as they were by another healthy dose of noodles and "slippery shrimp" ...
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Getting Lost in the Forbidden City, Beijjng, PRC

The Forbidden CityDongchengPRCThe Forbidden city in Beijing might just be one of the grandest monuments built by mankind. Versailles? Miniscule. Buckingham Palace? peshah! The courtyard at the Gate of Supreme Harmony held room for an audience of 100,000 for the Emperor. It took us forty minutes just to walk around the walls to the appropriate entrance, even though our lovely hotel The Lee Garden Apartments was just two blocks away. Did we hire a guide through this labyrinth? No, we relied on our trusty bestie Auntie Nic. Nicole has served as BFF, partner in crime, playmate, cricket-eating challenge companion, but most of all a wonderfully patient travel companion for every member of the clan. Today, she made imperialist grandeur come alive. After guiding us through the maze of the largest string of palaces on earth, Nic took preggers Kam back to the hotel via rikshaw. The boys and I decided to run up the steps of Jingshan park for a stunning view of the entire walled city below. We then skipped down the five-block long Beiheyan Dajie ...
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Transportation Alternatives with Shorties in China

Getting Around China with KidsTransportation AlternativesHong Kong, Guangzhou and Beijing PRCLike many Americans, I spend way too much time in my car. Sure, I ride my bike, the subway, I've even taken the Acela to Boston a few times. But also like many Americans, my perceptions of China are frozen in time back in the Nixon visit. I imagined a sea of bikes streaming through every city. Tough for kids in an urban setting, tougher for a preggers mommy. Thankfully, I was wrong. Let's start with the FUN! We rode double decker busses and trolleys through Hong Kong. We rode ferries like we had never been to an island before. We took gondolas up to see a Buddha and to mount the base of the Great Wall. We took an old fashioned tram up Victoria peak for stunning views of the HK harbor.But, best of all, we got mommy/Auntie Nic-ferried on a paddle boat for six at the Summer Palace. The girls even managed to find a rikshaw home from the Forbidden city when ...
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The Ming's Great Wall; Beijing, PRC

The Great Wall and the Ming TombsPRCEvidently the Ming emperors were not the only ones interested in keeping put barbarians. This civilization has a long history of walled towns, walled cities and even, evidently walled countries. While the Great Wall may be one of the Seven Wonders of the World, I am much more curious about how they defined their sense of who was "Chinese"The Manchurian dynasty (Kubla khan ruling China as an outsider) was particularly difficult to explain to the kids. Sydney and Liji were much more interested in how the wall served to keep put invaders. They planned all sorts of defenses against the Mongolians. Almost as interested as they were in the differences between "kneeling" and "standing" lions, dragons, camels and elephants at the nearby Ming tombs. It was another suprisingly "California summer day" as our hotel manager described it; clear blue sky, no pollution, really hot but not humid like the south. It made for a hot but not daunting hike across the wall on the peaks of these stunning mountains ...
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Obituary: Rose P. Ralli

RALLI, Rose P. (Maccini) Lifelong resident of Wellesley, July 8, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Alfred B. Ralli. Loving mother of Charlene F. Ralli of Wellesley, and James A. Ralli and his wife, Susanna, of Natick. Grandmother of Erik Ralli and his wife, Kristin, of Minnesota and great-grandmother of Joey. Sister of the late Mary Billings, Angela Rizzo, Louis Maccini, and Catherine Doane. Also survived by many nieces and nephews from the Ralli, Rizzo, Millen, Billings, and Doane families, and loving best friend Fred Winkler. Funeral from the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington St. (RT. 16) WELLESLEY Monday, July 14, at 9 AM. Funeral Mass in St. Paul Church, Wellesley, at 10 AM. Relatives and ...
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Obituary: Michael E. Winchester

Winchester, Michael E. Of Lincoln, RI formerly of Natick, Michael E. Winchester, 36, passed unexpectedly on July 6th. He was the beloved and adored husband of Suzy (Barcelos) Winchester. They would have celebrated their seventh anniversary on July 7th. Raised in Natick, he was the beloved son of Richard and Nancy (Salvi) Winchester. He was employed in the finance and banking industry for many years and served in the US Marine Corps Reserves. Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by a brother, Robert J. Winchester of Boston, sister, Colleen N. Winchester, two nephews whom he adored, Conor McDonough and Julian Barcelos, his in-laws, Manuel and Connie (Conceicao) Barcelos, and sister-in-law Manuela Barcelos of North Providence, his cherished dogs, ...
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Intro to Buddhism; Po Lin Monastery, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, PRC

Po Lin MonasteryLantau IslandHong Kong, PRCOver the years the boys have had as much exposure to other religions as we could fit in; from explaining Christmas decorations to hijabs, we do our best. Thankfully today we had Uncle Lon along for the ride. Raised in a Buddhist family in northern Thailand and having spent some time in a monastary, he brings a whole new (and extremely valuable) perspective to our very western children. What little the boys know of the Buddha (no, not yoda, as liji commonly refers to him) is from Chinese menus. You see liji and I posing in front of the General who shares the sign of the rat with both of us in the twelve year lunar cycle. So, the Tian Tan Big Buddha was excellent exposure. As they hiked up the hill to one of the tallest peaks in Hong. Kong, Lon schooled them on the Buddha.Mommy and I of course were more than happy to support this habit if it meant eating wonderful vegetarian Cantonese in the ...
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Obituary: Goodwin Raider

RAIDER, Goodwin Age 94, formerly of Natick and Dedham, on Thursday, July 3, 2014. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 66 years, Bernice (Winfield) Raider. Loving father of Mark Raider & his wife Jody and Robert Raider & his wife Barbara. Adored grandfather of Nathan and Jenny Raider, Matthew Raider, Jessica Raider and Jeffrey Raider. Loving great grandfather of Eliza Belle Raider. Dear brother of Arnold & Brenda Zaltas, Harvey & Barbara Raider and the late Virginia Bachrach. Fond uncle to his nieces and nephews. Services at Temple Israel, 145 Hartford St., Natick, on Monday, July 7 at 1:00pm. Burial in Framingham Natick Jewish Cemetery, Natick. Following the burial, memorial observance at the home of Robert & Barbara ...
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From Dim Sum to Pirate Booty; Chueng Chau Island, Hong Kong, PRC

Chueng Chau islandHong Kong Outer IslandsHong Kong, PRCWhat's a nice Jewish family from New York to do as soon as they wake up in the city that always eats? DIM SUM! We hiked on over to Central HK to Lin Hueng Tea House at 8am (ok, we stopped at Starbucks to fight the jet lag, and yes we had been up since 4). This place hasn't changed since 1950 when it opened, but the shrimp dumplings were amazing and the pork bau unreal. Great way to get the day started. We then hopped a ferry for the outer island of Chuen Chau. In under an hour you've left one of the busiest and most crowded cities in the world and decamped on a remote little town with only bikes for wheels, umbrellas to keep off the sun and wrapped all up in beaches. We walked a block or so to the edge of town and stumbled into the Pak Tai Temple; small but beautiful. Besides the calm and cool ferry ride (deluxe means ...
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Obituary: Edward M. Salamoff

SALAMOFF, Dr. Edward M. Of Natick, on Monday, June 30, 2014. For 48 years, he was the beloved husband of Susan (Glickman) Salamoff. Loving father of Adam & Barbara Salamoff of Irvine, CA and Paul & Melissa Salamoff of Burbank, CA. Adored grandfather of Sydnee & Kyle and Samantha & Ethan. Services at Temple Israel of Natick, 145 Hartford St., Natick on Thursday, July 3 at 10:00am. Burial in the Framingham Natick Jewish Cemetery, Natick. Memorial observance at his late residence immediately following the burial through 7pm, Friday 1-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice. Levine Chapels, Brookline(617) 277-8300www.levinechapel.com
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No Lions, No Tigers, No Bears, but Oh My: The Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn, NY

Prospect Park Zoo450 Flatbush AveNew York, NY 11225It is no understatement to say that we moved back to the Slope for the Park. We spend every nice weekend day there, and often a sunny weekday afternoon too. The boys have gone to CBE day camp there, played SFX little league on the fields and both of us worked there for Brooklyn Heights Montessori summer back in the day. But the highlight by far is the Prospect Park Zoo.A member of the Wildlife Conservation Society, it is smaller than it's more famous partners the Bronx and Central Park Zoos. It has fewer Sea Lion shows than it's other partner the New York Aquarium, but it is the perfect way to spend a beautiful afternoon with your two fav boys. We rode over with my new Father's day bike. We hit the Farm animals first off, because who doesn't want to fee a Jacob four-horned sheep? I then lost Sydney to the Peahen (wife of the more colorful peacock), her little chicks and the amazing ...
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"On the Waterfront" at Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY

Pier 6Brooklyn Bridge ParkBrooklyn, NYWhen we first moved to Brooklyn back in '04, nobody was hanging out at the piers. Then came Magic Mike and they transformed. Like Bloomberg or not, the waterfront is unrecognizable from the industrial days of the largest shipping port in the world. "On the Waterfront" was a great Brando flick to show to my students about union corruption on the docks, but I sure didn't want to hang out there.Pier 6 was a pioneer, long before the Long Island city, Red Hook and Manhattan pier transformations. And it just keeps getting better. We first came to Pier Six years ago when the urban oasis of Governor's Island ferry launched from there. Then we started hoping the B63 for the amazing playground, especially Slide Mountain and the Waterlab. Where else can you climb a tower in Brooklyn, plummet down a hundred foot slide or get drenched all in view of the Manhattan skyline?Today, with our friends William and Elle we stepped it up a notch. Elle's super cool ...
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The Boys of Summer at Luna Park, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY

Luna ParkConey Island1000 Surf AvenueBrooklyn, NYThere are a million and one reasons to venture out on the F train to Coney Island. Back in the day Pop pop Art used to walk over every day from his digs in Brighton Beach, throw on some baby oil and burn to a crisp. Our boys have been heading out there since before they could walk. From the beach boardwalk to a Cyclones game, from the Mermaid Parade to Nathan's Famous 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest this place is a blast! Mayor DeBlasio and family take in the Mermaid Parade!But what has drawn the boys' summer camp at CBE more these last few summers has been the resurrection of the boardwalk amusements. The original Luna Park was amazing at the turn of the last century. It included a giant elephant hotel, the real bearded lady, and Thomas Edison's first nickelodeons. My dad rode the original Steeple Chase as a kid. My grandparents went on dates to escape the hot, sticky city. But ...
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Obituary: Charles H. Yorks

YORKS, Charles H. Age 83, of Marco Island, Florida and Natick. Beloved husband of Edith with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Devoted father of Adam Yorks and Ann Cave and grandfather to Austin, Madison, Jake, Jesse and Tessa. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made through donations in his name to Shriner's Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. A funeral will be held Sunday, June 29th at 11:00AM. Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 1668 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02445. Stanetsky Memorial Chapels 617-232-9300 www.stanetsky.com
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Rock, Rock, Rockaway Beach, The Rockaways, Queens, NY

Rock, Rock, Rockaway Beach97th Street and Shorefront ParkwaysThe Rockaways, QueensIf you are not a Ramones fan, then you must be a Bloomberg New Yorker. Rockaway beach is a passion of my boys, mainly cause they love the song "Rockaway Beach." Like Joey Ramones New York of the '77 this beach has all the grit and all the cool of CBGBs. This ain't no Jersey shore, but it surely isn't the Cape either. Hurricane Sandy did a number on this entire flood plane. The boardwalk is still missing, you have to climb a prefab dune over a giant metal pipe to access the water, and there is construction fencing everywhere. But like every good New Yorker that fateful fall, we pitched in for the recovery; the boys helping to make sandwiches at their synagogue Congregation Beth Elohim. "CBE Feeds" has since gone on to feed over 185,000 victims.But the don't be fooled, like their neighbors Coney Island, the Rockaways are back! Those annoying hipsters are even checking in to the Playland Motel. The ...
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Sunset Inlet

Even at low tide an inlet can provide the perfect mirror for a New England sunset. This painting is 10x30... and heard to a gallery soon!
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Single A Ball by the Sea: The Brooklyn Cyclones at Coney Island

The Brooklyn CyclonesSingle A Affiliate for the New York MetsMCU Field1904 Surf Ave.Brooklyn, NYWe are back in Brooklyn; been back for three years. back in the borough where my grandparents were raised. The boys are bigger. They have new friends. Beantown is behind us, but never far from our hearts. While we don't make it to Fenway as much these days (although we did get to see Game SIX, even stayed for Papi's MVP ceremony) we still love baseball. I coach Little League for Liji (soccer for Sydney) in the Saint Francis Xavier League, a wonderful, fun-filled intro to the game of dreams for both boys. They have both decided shortstop is for them (Nomar!)So how do you fuel the flames of baseball passion in a city known for two of our hated rivals? (Yes, we go dressed in Sox gear to Yankee stadium, old and new many times and we go to City Field each year with little league to march across the turf with thousands of little leaguers). What does ...
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Family Water Sampling Workshop, July 31 or Aug 5, 6:30 pm

Start: 07/31/2014 6:30 pm End: 07/31/2014 7:31 pm Start: 07/31/2014 6:30 pm End: 07/31/2014 7:31 pm Become a Citizen Scientist! A free, hands-on, waterside workshop for children ages 6 and up and their parents. Water quality monitoring is core to OARS' science-based advocacy work. This workshop gives families a chance to experience science in action! Measure pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, turbidity and learn what makes a healthy river for our fish and other wildlife. Thursday, July 31 (also offered on August 5 in Hudson) read more
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Sunset Pinks

I know....I keep saying it but the pinks in the New England sunset sky are unreproducible.... so I try! This painting of a sunset over a bay reminds me of my Maine roots...still planted firmly. Size 18x36
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Night Moves

I love the New England sunsets and the bold colors that apper... for a painter...a cloudless sky makes for an unexciting sunset. Size 10x20 acrylic on canvas.
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